The first-ever album from Ariel Kalma – recorded after a long journey to India, where he learned the basics of modal music – which definitely shows up in the course of the album! The tracks are long, spare, and very minimal – almost in Terry Riley territory, but maybe a bit more ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music for dreams and love – served up here in a stunning double-length set from Ariel Kalma – who works through the whole thing in one long performance of keyboards and electronics – with no overdubs or other tricks at all! The music has a stretched-out electronic vibe that ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
K2O ... CD Thrill Jockey, 2013. Used ...
Lost EP from from the Killer Kane Band – a post-New York Dolls group led by Dolls bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane – in a mix of Dolls-y primal glam blues with a bit of a brawnier, Alice Cooper-ish vibe! The band has a mighty lead vocalist with genuinely strong, shrapnel-laced ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Two slices of heavy funk from this mighty German group – issued here on a super-sweet 7" single! "I Give You Everything You Want" has fast-riffing guitars that are totally great, and this romping, rumbling bassline that's much more Cali funk than you'd guess from the group's ... (Funky 45's, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Katrina & The Waves —
Waves ... LP Capitol, 1986. Very Good+ ...
Nice work from Christopher Kearney – a Canadian singer/songwriter who followed the same path to LA as some of his 60s contemporaries, yet managed to cut this album back home with a feel that's all his own! There's definitely some currents from American country in Kearney's approach, but the ... read moreCD
A rich blend of breezy orchestrations and an early rock opera narrative from Keith – and ambitious set of groovy psychedelic pop songcraft that's light years away from his earlier hit – and an underappreciated gem that more or less capped off his young career! The record has some ... read moreCD
Surprisingly soulful stuff from this Canadian combo – an album produced by Felix Pappalardi, with a sound that definitely shows his touch! Although they've got a British-sounding name, the group work in much warmer territory overall – personally-penned tunes that sometimes have the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has an ink stamp and some marker.)
A great CD package featuring the lost 1975 release from Kilburn & The High Road – Ian Dury's fantastic, and at the time, completely anomalous group of pub rock outcasts! The Kilburn sound is tough to describe even now – traces of Phil Spector's rock & soul, ragged 50s jazz, and ... read moreCD
Killer Shrews (Jon Langford/Gary Lucas/Tony Maimone) —
Killer Shrews ... CD Enemy, 1993. Used ...
Kindred ... CD Warner/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy ...
A rare early 70s set of post psychedelic rock from Kindred – with a sprawling, tightly grooving sound! Kindred combines male & female vocals that have the feel of late 60s/early 70s Cali sunshine rock, sometimes with bluesy electric guitars and keyboards, congas in the percussive mix, ... read moreCD
One of a pair of powerhouse, post psychedelic rock we've heard from Kindred – solid stuff with a tight groove, but a pretty far reaching well of influences! Some pretty vibrant electric guitar keeps it all together, and it's a mix of harder hitting, catchy rock with both male and female lead ... read moreCD
A seminal track from the great Albert King – the title track to his debut album on Atlantic, and one that was quickly covered the same year by Paul Butterfield – in a surprisingly strong version! (Blues, Rock)7-inch, Vinyl record
Underground work from the Manchester scene at the start of the 80s – and work that's even more deeply underground than some of the city's post-punk classics at the time! Spider King only ever issued a track or two back in the day, but the music on this first full LP is worthy of the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
King Crimson —
Red ... LP Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ...
One of the heaviest early King Crimson albums – a set that really has the group taking off even more than before – pushing the needles way into the red with their own sort of sonic intensity! The group's a trio this time around – with the legendary Robert Fripp on guitar, really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreCD
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
Excellent work by The Kinks – cut right on the cusp of their earlier bluesier years, and their perfect picture postcard pop sides of the late 60s! The album's got a number of groovy little tunes that virtually put the jangle in 60s pop – with impeccable writing by Ray Davies, and all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ray Davies is really coming into his own by the time of this third album by The Kinks – penning almost all the tunes in the set, and really starting to stretch out with some of his more unique ideas! The songs are already beginning to show that picture postcard side of British pop that was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout grommet. Label has a small name in pen.)
One of the greatest albums from The Kinks – the kind of material that pulled them strongly past their bluesy, garagey roots – into a role that has them giving some of the clearest, keenest visions of 20th Century British society – with all of its joys and worries! The tunes here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pre-Muswell Hillbillies, but taking a turn towards the folksier and rootsier sound that they used in their first few albums of the 70s. The strength here is that the band is still working off the lean style forged on Village Green Preservation Society – and most of the cuts have a great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key transitional album for The Kinks – a record that took them from the lighter "picture postcard" rock of their late 60s albums, into the headier concepts that would mark most of their early 70s work! The concept here is fortunately a light one – a faux-hillbilly sort of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key transitional album for The Kinks – a record that took them from the lighter "picture postcard" rock of their late 60s albums, into the headier concepts that would mark most of their early 70s work! The concept here is fortunately a light one – a faux-hillbilly sort of ... read moreCD
A major extension of the concept albums first begun by The Kinks with Village Green and Arthur – taken fully to the next level, and conceived as a theatrical work with a strong message-oriented base of songs! The vibe here is kind of an exaggeration of the "preservation" feeling of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the oddest of the 70s concept albums by The Kinks – a set of tracks that takes Ray Davies and the band back to the school days of their youth – where they revisit frustrations, anger, and the disgrace in the title! The best moments here are the ones that unlock a bit of the ... read moreCD
Amazing – one of the most beautiful discographies we've ever seen, put together in tribute to one of the hippest labels ever! Vertigo Records was the prog/psych arm of Philips at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – home to a huge range of sounds, from the fuzzy of Black Sabbath, ... (Books, Rock)read moreBook
The best yet from Klaus Johann Grobe! Here the German-language Swiss duo move into an aerier, slighty less angular vibe than on their first couple records – and it's wonderful stuff! Anchored by danceable rhythms and melodic vocals, Spagat Der Liebe finds them moving a bit beyond the more ... read moreCD
A brilliant presentation of this standout material from the early years of Jimi Hendrix – work done with the group of soul singer Curtis Knight – often issued in poor formats over the years, and finally brought out in all of its stunning glory! The recordings feature a young Hendrix on ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that freaks out with some great fuzz right from the start – burning beautifully on the classic "Numbers", a tune that's every bit as much a pop-psych classic as work by Question Mark & The Mysterians! Other tracks are equally great and groovy, and do a wonderful job of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tripped-out rock from The Koala – a late 60s group with some really hard edges! We don't really know much about these guys, or what happened to them – but the album's incredibly well-formed – coming across with a tight blend of R&B roots and psychedelic visions that almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet keyboard lines from Wladyslaw Komendarek – a Polish musician with a sound that's a lot leaner than his name – wrapped up here in a tight set of sound library instrumentals with a mighty nice 80s electro soul style! The tracks are tuneful, and have a bit of a groove – but ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
A nice bit of psych folk from the UK – Paul Korda's Passing Stranger record from 1971. It's pretty driving set in moments, and quite delicate in others – voiced impressively by Korda, who's also really strong in the songwriting arena! The songs are really inspired, still carrying ... read moreCD
A much later but no less great effort from the originators of the electro sound. All the hallmarks are still intact: synth drums, beeping and chirping synths, vocoded vocals, and cold string patches. Six tracks: "Boing Boom Tschak", "Techno Pop", "Musique Non Stop", ... read moreCD
A return to genius for one of the most important bands of the past 50 years – and a wonderful little record that we'd rank right up there with the best of their albums from the 70s! The album builds off the "Tour De France" single the group first recorded back in the early 80s ... 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
A great early record by Swiss prog heroes Krokodlil! Swamp has some strains of the hard grooving psych blues vibe that was a more prominent feature of their even earlier work (and the global rock underground at large at the time), but it also points the way towards more explosively creative grooves ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Geoff Krozier & The Generator —
Tranceformer ... LP Finders Keepers (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP ...
Mad magick a very weird Australian quartet – one who work here in a weird blend of witchcraft and electronics, all at a level that's much more like some of the most tripped out late 60s moog records than you'd guess from the record's 1981 date! The sounds here are really completely out of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 ... CD Editions Mego, 2007. Used ...
Felix Kubin looks a lot like an alien on the cover of this set – and sounds a fair bit like a space visitor in the music as well! The work's got this very cool blend of electronics and playful rhythms – served up in a style that really takes us back to some of our favorite German work ... read moreCD
John Henry Kurtz —
Reunion ... CD ABC/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ...
John Henry's certainly not a name that pops out of the early 70s rock history books – but he did a hell of a job with this rare outing for ABC Records – a set that effortlessly blends southern rock elements with a nice current of soul – all handled strongly by producer Steve Barri ... read moreCD
La Dusseldorf —
Viva ... CD Teldec/Water, 1978. Used ...
A bit of a shift for La Dusseldorf, but a good one too – and a record that has the group reaching even more towards some of the punkish directions initially inspired by their music! The sound's less stretched-out than before – shorter tunes, often with a bit more force, especially on ... read moreCD