One of several solo David Byrne albums from around the time the Talking Heads were getting ready to call it quits. This set differs a bit more than the Catherine Wheel even though both are music for theater/dance/performance pieces, with this suite of music being inspired by New Orleans brass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cabaret Voltaire —
Mix Up ... LP Rough Trade (UK), 1979. Very Good+ ...
The first Cabaret Voltaire, and a pretty dark affair. This s pretty noisy stuff, rather industrial but in a the original sense of the term, not the Nine In Ch Nails sense. Spare and haunting, classic stuff in it's own right. Includes 'Kirlian Photograph", "No Escape", "Fourth ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great early Califone album – originally issued on the group's own Perishable label in 2001! Califone was essentially born when Tim Rutili & company shed much of the heaving, murky rock riffery that characterized their earlier work in the 90s Chicago heroes Red Red Meat for more ... read moreCD
The pairing of Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb is probably one of the greatest ideas ever in the history of pop music – as you'll hear on the album's title track, "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". Glen's original hit version of the song – written by a wee Jimmy at a young age ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a name in pen.)
Jukebox pearls from the great Jo Ann Campbell – a unique singer who occupied a special place between country and pop, but who also had a fairly rocking style as well! Campbell's music here isn't entirely female rockabilly, but it's not far off either – often done with some really bold ... read moreCD
One of the most essential Can albums, and perhaps their best – have drums ever sounded better on a record? Ege Bamyasi features some of Jaki Liebezeit's greatest beats, from the shorter songs like the amazing "Vitamin C", "I'm So Green", and "Spoon", to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The historic album by Can – capping off their classic early 70s trilogy that includes Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi – and the last one with Damo Suzuki in the line up! While very similar to Ege Bamyasi, Future Days takes a step away from their more experimental sounds and has more of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The rhythms really take off in this late 70s burner from Can – a record that re-focuses their energy a bit from before, but with a blend of elements that's still more amazing than most of their contemporaries! The record intertwines heavy drums from Jaki Liebezeit with percussion from Reebop ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Canned Heat —
New Age ... LP United Artists, 1973. Very Good ...
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(Cover has a cut corner, small sticker and light wear. In a metalic foil sleeve which looks much better than the image shown.)
Canned Heat's rave up bluesy debut – a group that faithfully believed in classic blues, and filtered it truthfully and honestly through their position as 60s rock & rollers. Those fast drums and searing guitars bring some heavy heat on this set mostly covers. You can sense their genuine ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not everyone digs the later Captain and crew, but the early 80s efforts have finally gotten their just props after all these years – and we'll we'll come right out and say that this second to last album before Don Van Vliet hung up the music for painting has always sounded great to us! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp and a tracklist sticker.)
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band —
Clear Spot ... LP Reprise, 1972. Very Good- ...
Maybe not as nuts as some earlier work by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – but a pretty damn great record nonetheless – especially when compared to most of what was hitting the record racks in 1972! The Captain's still got all his wild and unbridled elements fully in place ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label US pressing, in the plastic sleeve with missing flap. Includes the cardboard insert, without printed title.)
A slightly gentler album than the first Captain Beyond outing – but one that really has the group stretching out their wings wonderfully! The set's recorded both in Macon and Sausalito – and really has a vibe that indicates that mix – a core southern rock element, handled with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Proof that blues rock can be turned towards a useful end – and a landmark album from one of the greatest Brit groups of the post-beat era! CCS (Collective Consciousness Society) were more of a studio project than anything else – but their first few records sparkled with a groove and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a stain inside the gatefold.)
One of the coolest surf instrumental albums of the 60s – an obscure set by The Centurions that's not to be confused with the similar Pajama Party set from Beach Boy Bruce Johnston – but which is an even more unusual assemblage of sounds overall! These guys offer up way more than just ... read moreCD
A dream of a record from Chad & Jeremy – a fantastic bit of psychedelic pop produced by Gary Usher! The album's got quite a different feel than the rest of the duo's work – as their standard Brit pop style is augmented by lots of extra strings and woodwinds, super-baroque in a ... read moreCD
Michael Chapman —
Window ... LP Harvest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Maybe our favorite album ever from Michael Chapman – a bit more stripped-down and rootsy than his other Harvest Records classics, but in a really great way! There's a fluid spirit to the music right from the start – a great focus on Michael's vocals and guitar, but support from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut album from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from the mighty Chase – proof that the group was still going strong several years after their groundbreaking debut! The grooves here are almost tighter than before – a bit more complicated instrumentally, with some of the trumpets backed off a bit, to leave more room ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a stain on the opening.)
Chatham County Line —
IV ... CD Yep Roc, 2008. Used ...
Chicago's second album – not as familiar as the first, and with some really great moments! The group is working here in the same extended-length format as on their debut, going for some more complicated tunes spread across the album's double length – jazzy riffing still firmly in place ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album