One of the weirdest, most wonderful albums ever cut by saxophonist Lol Coxhill – way more than just improvised jazz, and exactly the best sort of a record to show his connection to the larger British music scene! The feel here is a bit like the albums that Coxhill recorded with Steve Miller ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Papa's roots, rock, and funk albums from the 70s – featuring old-timey vocals and jazz fiddle, next to some tighter 70s backings from the Midnight Sun combo! The style's a bit weird, but actually works well on the best numbers – thanks to some larger arrangements on the set from ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small ... read moreCD
One of the coolest cuts ever from The Creation – a mod riffing romper that will demand play after play, once you finish the very first spin! The lyrics are recorded with this fantastic Shel Talmy spaced out production – and the flipside features a rare instrumental, which lets you ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pivotal late 80s Bay Area punk! A vital part in the scene that bred underground legends and future rock stars alike, Crimpshrine is one of those bands that isn't all that well known outside of scenesters of their era and historians of nascent, pre-mainstream west coast punk revival – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a reprint of the zine from the original LP!)
Classic compilation of the first few Crimpshrine EPs – who may not have re-invented the punk rock wheel in their brief late 80s run, but they sure as hell blazed the trail for just about every other, far better remembered bands on Lookout Records and elsewhere in the Bay Area scene! Raw for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jamie Cullum's second album for Verve, and quite possibly an even stronger pop effort than the first! Cullum's still got plenty of his jazz roots intact, but he's also going here for a tighter groove than before – one that has his catchy original tunes nicely focused on the hooks, yet still ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Wonderful b-movie sleaze from Mike Curb and his usual host of studio rock freakout groups! The sound is pure Tower – a bit kitsch and a bit garagey – kind of a blend of the gritty sound of the late 60s underground, mixed with soundtrack modes that offer up a cool fantasy of that scene ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Shrinkwrap has old store stickers. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)
Classic tracks from the Cure – a set that starts with some of their earliest gems, then runs through the 80s stretch when the group were a surprisingly appealing dancefloor act too! Titles include "Boys Don't Cry", "A Forest", "Let's Go To Bed", "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very surprising counterpart to the Cure Greatest Hits album – one that features exactly the same track listing, but with songs all done in acoustic versions! Titles include "Boys Don't Cry", "A Forest", "Let's Go To Bed", "The Lovecats", "In ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A true masterpiece for The Cure – possibly their best ever! Robert Smith and company had flirted with moody pop before, but they really hone in on that with Head On The Door, and it's as essential as anything they'll ever do – a knockout from the the opening seconds of "In Between ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has some edge wear and a few creases.)
A pretty huge step for The Cure – with a heavier drum sound, seemingly more confident vocals by Robert Smith, and a very compelling sound – standing strong to this day among their best ever! OK, we can say that now, but at the time of release, a lot of the press still didn't really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – and remastered by Robert Smith!)
A haunting and relatively spare early one by The Cure that holds up incredibly well – standing true to the test of time as strongly as anything in their canon! From the perspective of fans who got into The Cure anytime from the mid 80s onward, these earlier efforts might initially sound like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – and remastered by Robert Smith!)
Beautiful sounds from the Saharan scene – served up here by an Algerian combo with some wonderful guitar in the lead! The instrumentation is similar to some of their contemporaries, but also maybe crafted with a bit more tightness too – especially on numbers where the group's vocals ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure German group who take their name from the second album by Love – stepping out here in a style that maybe has some of the best influences from that famous group! Like Love, these guys clearly have a blues rock core, but quickly open up to more lyrical and personal moments – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roger Daltrey —
Daltrey ... LP MCA, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
An amazing step sideways for London's Zoot Money – a move from mod to psych, with a trippy quality that's quite different from his jazzy sound a few years before! The group's got legendary fame – not just for the shift in styles by Zoot, but also for the fact that it features key work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Darin on Motown? Stranger things have certainly happened in the music business – and the famous soul label provided a surprisingly welcome home for Darin in the last few years of his life – continuing his late 60s trend of trying out a whole bunch of new styles in his music! ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Wonderful work from a singer who only scored one hit on the UK scene of the 60s, but who has a heck of a lot more to offer – as you'll hear on this overstuffed CD! Guy Darnell is a man of many modes – all of them great – a singer who can sometimes hit a Merseybeat jangle in his ... read moreCD
Wolfgang Dauner & Et Cetera —
Knirsch ... CD MPS/Promising (Germany), 1972. New Copy ...
Mad MPS material from Wolfgang Dauner – right up there with some of the wildest records on the label during the 70s! The album's easily one of Dauner's most striking sessions – a set that has him handling a whole host of electric keyboards, and working with a group that also includes ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Wolfgang Dauner Quintet —
Oimels ... CD MPS/Long Hair (Germany), 1969. New Copy ...
A madly tripped out session from keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner – quite possibly one of THE most archetypal albums on MPS! The record's got a really mad groove that mixes together funky jazz, Indian music, and some of the weirder sounds floating around the European scene at the end of the 60s ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A hell of a record from the great Jesse Ed Davis – an artist known for his guitar work on some key albums of the late 60s and early 70s – but also a hell of a singer and songwriter as well! Davis has a raspy voice that fits perfectly with his well-crafted guitar lines – and which ... read moreCD
Spencer Davis Group —
Heavies ... LP United Artists, Mid 60s. Sealed ...
Great early work from the Spencer Davis Group – back when Steve Winwood was still in the group, and when Chris Blackwell was producing the material in the early days of Island Records!Title sinclude "Watch Your Step", "Together Til The End Of Time", "Mean Woman ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has one slightly bumped corner.)
Great work from the second chapter of The Spencer Davis Group – the time immediately after Steve Winwood left to form Traffic, and the combo stepped forward into some even headier music of their own! This period of the SDG isn't nearly as well known as their early hits – and the box ... read moreCD
One of the few albums as an artist from the great Nick De Caro – one of the hipper arrangers of the 60s, best known for his collaborations with Claudine Longet on A&M! Nick's a very subtle genius – one who can work firmly inside the mainstream, but also bring something different to ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Azna De L'Ader —
Zabaya ... LP Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, Late 70s. New Copy ...
A real freakout of a record – played by a band who must have been one of the headiest acts in Niger during the 70s! That nation's not nearly as well-known for psychedelic acts as some of the other African scenes of the time – but Azna De L'Adner can easily stand with the best of them ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece of American punk rock – and arguably the greatest moment ever for the legendary Stiv Bators! The album's got an intensity that blows away most of the UK groups who were making waves in the punk scene at the time – a raw energy that's a closer link to the Stooges and MC5 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The record where Dead Can Dance really puts the whole thing together – and finds that amazing sound that still makes them one of the best things ever to come from the 4AD Records label! The strings are stepped up nicely – those cello and violin lines that helped bring a real depth to ... read moreCD
A searing live set from the legendary Dead Moon – recorded on the closing night of Portland's X-Ray Cafe in 1994 – and featuring the trio in very familiar territory! The recording quality is crystal clear, and the material here stands with the best of their tracks released back in the ... 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!)
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
Maybe one of the purest expressions of the genius of Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett – an album that was recorded to feel like it was done in a motel room – with a stripped-down vibe that really gets at the best energy of the pair! Roots rock mixes with blue-eyed soul, gospel piano, and ... read moreCD
Derek & The Dominos —
Layla ... LP Atco, 1970. Very Good 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
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 moreCD
(Out of print. Box is in great shape!)
3 ... CD Captain Trip (Japan), 1971. Used (reissue)...
By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the previous year, they took a sharp right turn into cranky sincerity. They did so on a wave of new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, includes inner sleeve, but missing 7".)
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Y- Y- Y- Y- Y- Y- Y-eah, this is one of best art rock albums of all time – the Eno produced full length debut of Devo – the caustic, sarcastic and fun soundtrack to society's devolution! There's nothing we don't love about Devo at this point, from their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Neil Diamond's first official LP for the Uni label – originally released in 1968 – a great record that was initially way underappreciated! This is a solid portrait of Neil that's too often overlooked – with his heart-on-sleeve lyrical sensibility and anthemic songcraft on full ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
James Luther Dickinson —
Dixie Fried ... LP Atlantic/Future Days, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
Jim really gets it right on this one – a soul-steeped, country-fried gem that's one of the greatest things to come out of the southern rock scene of the early 70s! Dickinson might be best remembered these days for his work as a vital session player and producer, but Dixie Fried is an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ani Difranco —
Evolve ... CD Righteous Babe, 2003. Used ...
Diga Rhythm Band —
Diga ... LP Round/United Artists, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A spacey disco classic from the great Arthur Russell – one of his important singles for the dancefloor from the New York scene! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass – and the ... (Soul, Rock)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Dion's looking pretty radical on the cover of this single – and he's sounding pretty radical, too – picking up an electrified folk rock vibe that's almost a bit like the turn that Bob Dylan was also taking in 1965! The change is no surprise, given that Dylan and Dion were both ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record