A rock record, at least from the vocal standpoint – but a set that's also got a very strong grounding in jazz – thanks to a lineup that includes Jason Adasewicz on vibes, Frank Rosaly on drums, and Jason Roebke on bass! Steve Dawson is in the lead on vocals – and has a raspy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second of 3 great albums by in the short but massively influential career of Galaxie 500 – the members of whom would go on the pretty successful careers in other groups, but it's hard to imagine how those records can be better remembered than gems like On Fire! Dean Wareham had really ... read moreCD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)
1976 ... CD Seidr (Germany), 1976. Used ...
(Out of print, CDr pressing.)
Game ... LP Faithful Virtue, 1969. Very Good+ ...
This one's actually the group's sort of second album – at least in the US – with 4 tracks that really follow nicely in the feel of Entertainment! Tracks were recorded between 1978 and 1980 – and all have a nice raw guitar sound. Includes the massive "Armalite Rifle", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a piece of clear tape on back.)
Gang Of Four —
Hard ... LP Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ...
A bit of an attempt to dive into early 80s mainstream soul – and one that stands the test of time a lot better than we would have expected, despite the super-polished production that all but buries the group's earlier harder-edged style. There's a lot of really nice soulful backing vocals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Spine has some wear.)
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
The third chapter in the strange, but wonderful journey of the George-Edwards group! Chapter III has a much fuller sound than so many of the private press rock gems that are seeing some late love, thanks to deep digging later generations of potential listeners – with some surprising heavy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of glam pop from the mid 70s – presented with a tightly focused sound that's got plenty of grooves on the bottom, and sweetly compressed guitars and vocals over the top! Mike Leander's at the production helm, and the album's kind of a further popification of the older Gary ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dark-edged, folk-tinged, and blues-drenched sounds from The Godz – one of the earthiest acts to record for the legendary ESP label – and one who had the same East Village power as The Fugs! The overall sound is nice and spare – rougher edged than some of the west coast work of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really well-done collection of work from The Goldebriars – the sublime harmony folk ensemble that was the key pre-Millennium project from Cali pop genius Curt Boettcher! The style here is both timeless and firmly tied to the 60s – a beautiful blend of male and female vocals in the ... read moreCD
Freaked out, slow burning, LSD inspired freeform psychedelia from the early 70s – credited to Czech-born guru Sergius Golowin and the Cosmic Jokers! Conceptually, Lord Krishna Von Goloka concerns itself with the spiritual machinations of the universe and all kinds of mystical mumbo jumbo of ... read moreCD
Really tremendous work from Lesley Gore – and just the sort of record to show that she's way more than just another girl singer from the 60s! The sound here is incredibly groovy right from the start – a mix not just of the romping arrangements of Claus Ogerman (in his best Soul ... read moreCD
A later release from the Grateful Dead – at least in terms of their catalog – but a set that features a beautiful vintage performance from 1968, done at the Shrine Auditorium in LA! The record captures the Dead at their live, improvisational best – with very long takes on tunes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Greaves, Peter Blegvad & Lisa Herman —
Kew Rhone ... CD Voiceprint (UK), 1977. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Green ... LP GangGreen/Lion, Mid 80s. New Copy (reissue)...
A lost treasure from the mid 80s Chicago rock scene – the self-titled, self-released first record from Green – with ultra catchy power pop melodies and an excitability that's as infectious as anything that came out of the Chi and other midwestern cities at the time! Green has both a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear and a Recommended Cuts sticker.)
Margo Guryan —
27 Demos ... CD Franklin Castle/Oglio, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ...
Really wonderful work from Margo Guryan – an artist who was probably known more as a songwriter than a singer – especially for her groovy late 60s pop tunes! This package is heavy on those gems – presented in these great demo takes that are nice and stripped-down – often ... read moreCD
An early 80s album, but one that's definitely got the timeless feel of Gwydion's look on the cover – every bit what you might expect from a guy who calls himself The Faerie Shaman! The tunes are folksy, but with an ancient vibe that's a bit like some of the UK acid folk scene of the 70s, ... read moreCD
An early 80s album, but one that's definitely got the timeless feel of Gwydion's look on the cover – every bit what you might expect from a guy who calls himself The Faerie Shaman! The tunes are folksy, but with an ancient vibe that's a bit like some of the UK acid folk scene of the 70s, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been quite a few years since we last heard from Half Japanese, and we're definitely overjoyed at what we're hearing here – music that's as powerful and personal as the group were back at their start! At some level, we're amazed at how strong these guys still sound – rawer than ... read moreCD
It's been quite a few years since we last heard from Half Japanese, and we're definitely overjoyed at what we're hearing here – music that's as powerful and personal as the group were back at their start! At some level, we're amazed at how strong these guys still sound – rawer than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited bone/blue splatter colored vinyl. Includes download!)
A contemporary set with a folksy twist – but one that really fits the older style of the mostly-reissue music we usually hear on the Golden Pavillion label! The vocals are especially great – with this sort of ancient rasp that almost takes us back to early Palace Brothers material ... read moreCD