A really dreamy bit of sunshine pop from The Critters – a wonderful group who do an excellent job of mixing sweet harmonies with pop-psych instrumentation – yet all in a way that's totally sweet, and very very catchy too! The record's got a very groovy feel overall – thanks to ... read moreCD
Legendary live work from one of the greatest supergroups of all time – never-heard material from their famous concert tour of 1974! Neil Young is a key part of the lineup of Graham Nash, David Crosby, and Stephen Stills – and the quartet harmonize and trade leads beautifully on a set ... read moreCD
A haunting debut from singer Julee Cruise – collaborating with filmmaker/songwriter/producer David Lynch and his Twin Peaks soundtrack composer Angelo Badalamenti – on one of the coolest vocal records of the period! This album was a bit underappreciated at the time, perhaps because its ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The breakout album for The Cryan Shames – a wonderfully groovy harmony pop combo from the 60s – one with a sound that's very much the best Sunshine Pop of LA, even though these guys hail from our hometown of Chicago! The vocals come together with a really magical feel – sometimes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The breakout album for The Cryan Shames – a wonderfully groovy harmony pop combo from the 60s – one with a sound that's very much the best Sunshine Pop of LA, even though these guys hail from our hometown of Chicago! The vocals come together with a really magical feel – sometimes ... read moreCD
A great debut from this overlooked Danish group at the start of the 70s – a combo who could easily step between folksy and progressive modes, and who often had a warm sense of harmony in their vocals! Culpepper's Orchard are always very much their own sort of group – but they have a ... read moreCD
One of the most personal and spontaneous albums ever recorded by Ivor Cutler – a live session that's done in the spirit of his quirky studio albums of the time, but one that's also recorded with a fair bit of crowd response! Ivor recites his stories and poems with spare harmonium backing ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Cyan Revue —
Arm ... LP EFA, 1987. Very Good ...
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a mark from sticker removal on the front, and a sticker on the back.)
Cybotron ... CD Dual Planet/Clear Light Of Jupiter (Australia), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Cybotron's self-titled record from 1976 – and it's a remarkably prescient set of experimental synth rock instrumentals! It's a bit akin the work of German pioneers like Neu! And Tangerine Dream, but Cybotron is actually the work of Australians Steve Maxwell Von Braund and Geoff Green (not to ... read moreCD
Rings ... LP Entrance, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
Not the avant experimental record you might expect from the group's name, but a nicely compelling set from start of the 70s Atlantic Records – much more creative than the usual chartbound rock act of the time, with a nice mix of rootsy elements and harder rocking moments! Part of the group's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moisture staining and wrinkling along the bottom, some wear, fading along the top, splitting on the bottom seam, and a sticker on the back.)
The original soundtrack to an odd little 50s rock film – with Sal Mineo in the band on drums – and songs written by Henry Mancini, Rod McKuen, and Bobby Troup! McKuen sings on one number – and Alan Copeland sings on another. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50s pressing – in great shape!)
Roger Daltrey —
Daltrey ... LP MCA, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ...
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, small splits on the top and bottom seams, light waviness, and some pen.)
The weird, ambitious double album by The Damned! The Damned is definitely one of the more unpredictable punk bands of the era, and they upped the ante on The Black Album, with some creatively restless material on all 4 sides – which is ambitious in and of itself, given the less-is-more ethic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An even more compelling bit of 60s pop than the first Teen Triangle set from these three singers – as the album actually gives the artists a chance to interact, not just bring back solo songs on their own! The whole thing's maybe even worth it for the leadoff version of "Put On A Happy ... read moreCD
James Darren/Shelley Fabares/Paul Petersen —
Teenage Triangle ... CD Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ...
A trio of pop talents you'd normally find on TV – Paul Peterson and Shelly Fabares from the Donna Reed Show, plus James Darren, who'd also done some work for the same program as well – brought together here in a classic 60s album that allows each of their stars to shine brightly on ... read moreCD
Hank Davis —
One Way Track ... CD Bear Family (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
A wealth of work from the enigmatic Hank Davis – unreleased tracks, rare singles, and other gems from later years – really spanning the story of Hank's life, which is recounted in the huge booklet with the set! Davis was born in New York, but headed down to Memphis during the early ... read moreCD
Jackie DeShannon serves up some wonderful renditions of popular tunes from the 50s and 60s – stepping aside from her usual role as songwriter, and singing sweetly to some great arrangements from George Tipton! The style is somewhere between 60s pop and more sophisticated vocals – often ... read moreCD
Sophisticated Jackie at her best – working with great arrangements from Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both cats from the California scene we can really trust for "cut-above" pop work like this – music that goes way past the simple sounds of DeShannon's start – ... read moreCD
A third album from Death – that legendary Detroit experimental trio – and one that's compiled from never-heard takes from their ill-fated career! Some tracks were recorded in Detroit in the mid 70s – and these are the grittiest, noisiest – with this really primal quality ... read moreCD
A fresh discovery from pre-punk Motor City firebrands Death – who were not only pioneers of African American punk rock, they also pre-figured some best adrenaline-fueled underground rock of the next decade and more! Spiritual Mental Figures features ten raw demos from 1974-1976 – seven ... read moreCD
A very cool, very limited replica of this vintage Japanese single from Deep Purple – with the classic "Black Night" on the main side – and (what else?) "Woman From Tokyo" on the flip! Features all the original artwork of the rare Japanese 45! 7-inch, Vinyl record
A great blend of early rock and monster movie aesthetics from The Dynamic Del-Aires – a north New Jersey group who only cut a handful of singles, but also managed a key appearance in The Horror of Party Beach before fading away into obscurity! Despite that short time in the record racks, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A young Sandy Denny, singing with The Strawbs in the years before she left to join Fairport Convention! This material predates the fame of all involved, but represents a key point in the UK folk scene – a time when there was still a bit more influence from US modes of earlier in the 60s, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 70s sunshine pop from Design – their self-titled set from 1970 and the just as groovy Tomorrow Is So Far Away – together in a single set! Design has a way with male and female harmonies that really sets them apart, even though that style was huge in the late 60s and early 70s. ... read moreCD
Early art punk genius from Devo – the amazing underground material from the pre-WB years – when they were still Ohio college students! Hardcore Volume 1 features 4 track recordings made in the mid 70s, including some early versions of tracks they'd re-recorded later for their first ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early art punk genius from Devo – the underground material from the pre-WB years – when they were still Ohio college students! Hardcore Volume 2 features 2LPs worth of 4- track recordings made in the mid 70s – darker, creepier synth punk than what you're used to from Devo – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mookish bombast from The Dictactors – heavy rock, fist clenching anthems, poker-faced parodies of love songs and keyboard peppered songs about a bodiy covered in scabs. No sir, there will never be another Dictators! These guys should have been on kid's lunchboxes and Kiss should been ... read moreCD
The album's got a classical-styled cover image, but the work is plenty modern within – some great electronic grooves from the best years of the German new wave! Die Partei are a duo we'd rank right up there with Pyrolator and Der Plan – easily as playful as both of those great acts, ... read moreCD
The album's got a classical-styled cover image, but the work is plenty modern within – some great electronic grooves from the best years of the German new wave! Die Partei are a duo we'd rank right up there with Pyrolator and Der Plan – easily as playful as both of those great acts, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mellow masterpiece of sunshine country rock from Dillard & Clark – featuring Gene Clark of the Byrds and Doug Dillard of the Dillards – just a wonderful blend of Cali longhair harmonies, back porch psychedelia and expert Byrds-y tunefulness! Dillard's banjo and some chirping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-overdue return of Din – a group missing from this planet for a quarter of a century – recently reformed and revived from the ashes of their California roots! The record's got a relatively vintage feel – from the cloud-swirling production on the guitars, to the sense of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing of 500 copies – done by Bruce Licher/Independent Projects.)