Elton back when he was genius, and unlike anyone else – with titles that include "Ballad Of A Well Known Gun", "Son Of Your Father", "Burn Down The Mountain", "Love Song", and "Where To Now St Peter". LP, Vinyl record album
Tom Johnston works here in a great mix of soul and AOR – one that not only comes through in his own compositions, but also on the album's nice cover of a Joe Tex song too! The great Ted Templeman produced the record – and gives the whole thing all the best elements from his long roots ... read moreCD
A trio of tremendous albums by The Johnstons – all recorded right around the start of the 70s, at a time when the group was moving into some even more heady territory than before! The Johnstons got their start as a more traditional Irish folk group, but like most of their British Isles ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Although we're a bit ashamed to admit this, it took us about a year and a half – waaaaaay too long, to come around on Norah Jones. Grammy Awards often bring out our inner cynic. Anyway, we get it now – and better late than never, right? Norah is probably the single best thing to have ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
The stellar solo debut of Janis Joplin – fronting her own Kozmic Blues Band after the break from Big Brother! The raw emotion of her voice is as impressive as ever here – and there is more of a rockin' blues vibe here than on her earlier records – thanks the killer horn section ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has unglued seams with pieces of clear tape holding the top seam.)
Joy Division —
Still ... LP Factory, Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
The last full chapter in the legacy of Joy Division – an album that ws issued in the wake of the untimely early death of Ian Curtis – a special double-length set that brought together all the unreleased material at the time! The package features a number of tracks that the group were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Portuguese pressing in the gatefold "folder" cover.)
A long-overdue book from this legendary expert on psychedelia – a huge volume that matches the depth of Vernon Joynson's Tapestry Of Delights, but which looks at the rich legacy of music in Canada and Latin America! If you think there's not much to talk about here, then think again – ... (Books, Rock)read moreBook
A naked guy, holding a Commodore computer – a image that gives you a very good idea of what to expect here! The songs are all instrumentals, made on the Commdore at a time when that computer was one of the hottest things going – and they're all sexy, slinky numbers that move between ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unreleased sounds from electronic genius Ariel Kalma – and a package that only further deepens our respect for his music! The sound here are even more expanded and spacey than some of Kalma's other music – crafted almost in private security, where he could let his keyboards and ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jorma Kaukonen With Tom Hobson —
Quah ... LP Grunt, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ...
The mid 70s solo record by Jorma Kaukonen – the legendary guitarist for Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna – and a really great, sort of back to basics acoustic set! In direct contrast to some of the more bombastic rock coming out of the Jefferson Airplane camp in the early 70s, those one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really cool album from saxophonist Bobby Keys – a record with no vocals at all, just Bobby's solos – but a set that's maybe better tagged as instrumental rock than jazz, given the heavyweight guest musicians in the lineup! Keys blows with an all-star array of talent from the rock ... read moreCD
Take the title here a bit ironically – as the music is this unusual Korean take on reggae rhythms – maybe more an inspiration from Kingston, filtered through a maturing K-Pop style of the time – although often with some of the qualities that came about when dubbier rhythms were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorites by King Crimson – and a record with a lot more jazz than some of their others! Players include Mel Collins on lots of flutes and saxes – plus guests Keith Tippett on piano, Mark Charig on cornet, and Harry Miller on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has light wear and some staining.)
King Crimson —
Lizard ... LP Atlantic, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
An overlooked gem from The Kinks – a set that's got all the wit of their late 60s material, a bit of the rootsy currents of Muswell Hillbillies, and a lot more bite than the group would have in some of their next few albums to come! Ray Davies' pen is razor-sharp, as is his vocal approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real standout from Ray Davies and crew – heavy-hitting here with guitars that seem a bit more amped up than usual, and a slight post-punkish groove that's almost a reinvention of the group's sound for an 80s new wave market! The album's a surprisingly hard rocker in parts, and has a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
It's hard to go wrong with The Kinks at this point in their career – a time when even at their most basic, the group had something special that set them apart from most of their contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to most of the music here – an aspect that Ray Davies ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout grommet.)
Mindblowing music from the legendary Basil Kirchin – a British composer who started out doing more conventional soundtrack material in the decade before – but who here is making music from a range of sonic sources that include both regular instruments and extrapolated sounds from nature! ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams and appears to have been signed by members of the group.)
Alive! ... CD Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. Used 2CDs ...
One of THE classic double live albums of the 70s – with titles that include "Black Diamond", "Watching You", "Deuce", "Strutter", "Hotter Than Hell", "Got To Choose", "Firehouse", "Nothin To Lose", "She" ... read moreCD
One of the greatest power pop albums ever recorded – a blistering batch of tight little rocking tunes that took pop music back to basics at the end of the 70s! The group have an almost Beatles-esque flair for the short catchy tune – but have also pumped up things nicely with a smoothly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cool keyboards from this underground figure in the Polish scene of the new freedom years – an artist who works here with a broad array of instruments, and in an all-electronic sound that seems to find a special place after late 70s and early 80s experiments from the German and UK scenes! The ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
Wladyslaw Komendarek looks like a bit of a madman on the back cover of this release – sitting at a very dated keyboard, ironically wearing a surfing sweatshirt, and posed with mirrored sunglasses, a shaggy beard, and a military cap! None of those elements seem to match at all – and ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
A classic bit of spare electronics from the Kraftwerk man machine! The album's perhaps a bit tighter than some of their earlier albums, but it's also got that spare tinny sound that influenced a generation of hip hoppers, electro heads, and Miami bass stars. Titles include "Computer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Man and machine – a perfect summation of the Kraftwerk genius, delivered perfectly on this classic late 70s set! The album's got a bit more punch than some of their previous efforts – almost a not towards the dancefloor at times, yet hardly the disco you'd get from other groups of the ... read moreCD
Kris's second album for Monument with some of his best ever songcraft, delivered in that charismatic laidback drawl – it's perfect song after perfect song on this one! One of the most adaptable songwriting heavies of his time, Kris's own recordings always showed just how much of his own soul ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Mira Kubasinska & Breakout —
Ogien ... CD Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. New Copy ...
A sweet solo album from Polish singer Mira Kubasinska – but one that still features plenty of contributions from Breakout – the heavy, fuzzy group in which she spent most of the 70s! Mira's more strongly in the lead than on the other records by that group, though – really soaring ... read moreCD
Mira Kubasinska & Breakout —
Ogien ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
A sweet solo album from Polish singer Mira Kubasinska – but one that still features plenty of contributions from Breakout – the heavy, fuzzy group in which she spent most of the 70s! Mira's more strongly in the lead than on the other records by that group, though – really soaring ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album