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
A really great package – one that brings together the legendary Swastikas for Noddy album by Current 93 – plus its partner record Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God! The core record is one of the greatest moments ever from Current 93 – and a record that showed that the group had ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – on heavy colored vinyl, and with insert!)
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
A bouncy early gem from The Cyrkle – filled with easygoing, impeccable harmonies – and mixed with some wonderful arrangements and production from the legendary John Simon – who's really at the top of his game here, during a short but wonderful run of records for Columbia! Early ... read moreCD
Excellent work from The Daisy Chain – a very groovy all-girl combo from the Southern California scene of the late 60s – and one with a surprisingly dark sound as well! At some level, there's traces of regular post-folk psyche or sunshine pop in some of the group's work – but at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A damn great compilation of The Damned's first half decade of singles for Stiff, IRS and other labels – from their late 70s glory days, to some seriously underappreciated gems from the first couple years of the 80s! The rawer early singles are certainly as glorious as ever, and with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Classic 60s material from Jackie DeShannon – four albums together in one set! First up is In The Wind – one of the folksiest albums we've ever heard from Jackie DeShannon – a record that's heavy on acoustic guitar and folk-styled numbers, but which also features some top-shelf LA ... read moreCD
Quite possibly the last great hit from singer Jackie DeShannon – an album built around the righteous spirit of the title track – filled with really wonderful original tunes penned by Jackie and soul singer Jimmy Holiday! The album may well be the best to explore the space between pop ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An interesting little record – with kind of a crossover California soul feel overall – recorded with Rene Hall arrangements that echo a few rootsy modes at times, mixed in with fuller orchestrations that step a bit back towards Jackie's earlier years on Imperial – a surprisingly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)
Late 60s genius from Jackie DeShannon – a record that often features some slightly syncopated backings that give Jackie a nicely subtle groove! As you might guess from the title, there's a bit of a Bacharach influence going on here, and Burt himself arranges a handful of tracks in the set ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Landmark work from The Dead Kennedys – and maybe still one of the greatest punk records to ever come from the American scene! There's so much here that so many other records are missing – razor-sharp instrumentation, a great sense of pacing, and most importantly, a biting wit that ... read moreCD
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
NEW ... CD Tryangle/Drag City, 2015. New Copy ...
The N.E.W. record from Detroit proto-punk legends Death – whose older music has rightfully been catapulted out of the deep deep underground in recent years, gaining them much deserved widespread recognition – and their first proper new album since 1976 shows that they've still got it! ... read moreCD
NEW ... LP Drag City, 2015. New Copy ...
The N.E.W. record from Detroit proto-punk legends Death – whose older music has rightfully been catapulted out of the deep deep underground in recent years, gaining them much deserved widespread recognition – and their first proper new album since 1976 shows that they've still got it! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the headier groups in the Mainstream Records psychedelic scene of the late 60s – and that's saying a lot, considering the company the act were keeping on the label! December's Children features both a male and female vocalist, each of whom sing a bit solo, but also come together in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The west coast had The Seeds, and the east coast had The Deep – a group known only for this one album, but a key garage psyche group nonetheless! This record's a gem through and through – oddly (almost mistakenly) issued on the mostly-pop Cameo label in the mid 60s, but recorded with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in a nice tip-on jacket – super great production!)
The mighty '69 self-titled set from Deep Purple – not as metallic or hard rock radio ready as their subsequent hit LPs – a deep effort that combined walloping intensity with a far flung blend classical element, proggy changes and bluesy rock! Deep Purple moved on to a much more ... read moreCD
Compilation of the earlier years of Deep Purple. Twelve tracks, including "Hey Joe", "Hard Road (Wring That Neck)", "Kentucky Woman", "The Shield", "Hush", "The Bird Has Flown", and "Mandrake Root". LP, Vinyl record album
The birth of a legend, and easily one of the heaviest records to hit the mainstream in the late 60s! The album's got a sinister quality that you can hear on the first few notes – a low-end, rumbling approach that brings in a lot more fuzzy bass than other groups of the time had ever thought ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing.)
Milk Man ... LP Free Porcupine Society, 2004. Near Mint- ...
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
A huge one for Depeche Mode – an album that laid the ground work for pretty much all their big records to come! Some Great Reward has a couple of the group's best remembered songs, and it holds up really well. Itt's a record that helped them further strengthen a devoted fan base that would ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Derek & The Dominos —
Layla ... LP Atco, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning set of work from the great Jackie DeShannon – easily one of the hippest singer/songwriters of the 60s! Jackie rose to great fame in the previous decade, and by the 70s was recording for Atlantic Records – a great fit, given the soulful undercurrent in her music. Yet for ... read moreCD
The Deuce Coupes may have a hot-rodder's name – but the sound here is surf instrumental all the way through – that hip, twang-heavy mode that put Del-Fi Records at the top of the heap back in the California scene of the early 60s! There's a nice current of fuzz on the guitar at times ... read moreCD
More of an EP than and LP, since the tracks are pretty short, and there's only 6 of them: "Freedom Of Choice Theme Song", "Whip It", "Girl U Want", "Gates Of Steel", "Be Stiff" and "Planet Earth". This was only available for a brief ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(No longer has the clear plastic sleeve that it orginally came in.)
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
Really compelling work from the enigmatic Dino – a set recorded with slow, slinky backings from the Montevideo Blues combo! The album's a lot less blues than you might guess from the group's name – and in a way, the approach is almost more folksy, or singer/songwriter overall – ... read moreCD