Live ... LP Bearsville, 1977. Very Good+ ...
LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Fool ... LP Mercury, 1968. Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
It's hard to get any more tripped out than this at the end of the 60s – and this one and only album by Fool kind of out-Peppers Sgt Peppers! Fool were actually better known at the time for their work as designers – including more than a few famous covers for groups on the British scene ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a sticker in the top right corner.)
Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp —
Island ... CD Trouble In Mind, 2015. New Copy ...
ypnotic and melodic experimental rock instrumentals from Chris Forsyth and Koen Holtcamp! The duo covers an impressive range of moods on this 4 song, 25 minute mini-album – kicking off with echoey beats, busy synth and a dissonate wall of noisy atmosphere before that heavy wave crashes and ... read moreCD
A wild little concept album from the Four Seasons – one that's packaged in newspaper-style cover, and which presents tunes that almost have that late 60s British "snapshots of life" approach to pop – particularly that put forth by The Kinks on Village Green Preservation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A group with German origins, but one who also sings in English too – really soaring out over some wonderful fuzz-heavy tracks in the set! Hammond, piano, and mellotron all make key appearances here – held together by some searing guitar lines, and topped with soulful lead vocals that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing in the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve and poster.)
Fuchsia ... CD Pegasus/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ...
A record that's every bit as haunting as its title – a beautiful mix of progressive rock and strings, with some equally poetic vocals to match! The style here is pretty wonderful – as familiar modes mix with cello, violin, and harmonium – all used sparely, but with a quality that ... read moreCD
A classic example of Lower East Side 60's freak out. Recorded by renowned filmmaker, musicologist and trouble maker Harry Smith. Includes the tracks "Slum Goddess", "I Couldn't Get High", "Seize the Day", and the suprisingly beautiful "Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing, with deep groove. Back cover has ads for ESP albums up to 1037 and wear.)
Some of the most tuneful work we've ever heard from The Fugs – tracks that almost border on pop-psyche at times, but still get nicely tripped out at other moments! Side one has the trio almost touching territory of other Reprise rock from the times – slightly psyche, slightly country, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible early recordings by The Fugs – a set that captures the group at a time when they still had tremendous power and potential! The sessions were originally done for Folkways, then later sold to ESP – in a story that's painfully detailed in the liner notes – and the spare, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label ESP pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)
A rock record, at least from the vocal standpoint – but a set that's also got a very strong grounding in jazz – thanks to a lineup that includes Jason Adasewicz on vibes, Frank Rosaly on drums, and Jason Roebke on bass! Steve Dawson is in the lead on vocals – and has a raspy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning second set from the mighty Gang Of Four – and a record that's got all the power and politics of their famous Entertainment debut! The set's got some wonderfully heavy basslines amidst the scratchy guitar that makes the group so great – but nothing's too polished, certainly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Howe hones in on a heretofore unexplored muse in his long, influential, and sometimes fan-frustrating career on the margins of underground Americana – an actual, honest-to-God gospel choir – beautifully layered into his stripped down, dusty and abstract folk-rock-whatever. Apparently a ... read moreCD
Life after Peter Gabriel – with Phil Collins doing a surprisingly great job on vocals – free from all the tripe of later years! Titles inlcude "Dance On A Volcano", "Robbery Assault & Battery", "Ripples", "Trick Of The Tail", and "Mad ... read moreCD
A primitive early snapshot of The Germs circa '77 – and at the very dawn of punk rock as a bonafide genre! At this primordial early point, Darby Crash was going by Bobby Pyn, and the band was raw, raw, RAW – which they would always be, of course, but this early single and live cut make ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A stunning document of early solo work from the great Robin Gibb – one full album, one never-issued album, and lots of bonus tracks too – a massive 3CD package with 63 tracks in all, 46 of which are previously unreleased! First up is the Robin's Reign album – a wonderful early ... read moreCD
A pretty amazing batch of early Glaxo Babies recordings – demos made before their debut Nine Months To The Disco, when Rob Chapman was still in the band – and they were much different band after he split! They're working in a more song based, jagged guitar mode here, but still with the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest albums on the legendary International Artists label – a set that's as psychedelic and experimental as most of the others in the imprint, but also pretty darn tuneful as well! Golden Dawn have a nicely stretched-out approach to their music – one that lets the songs ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover's a little bit cheesy, but the record's plenty darn nice – a later psychedelic effort from this Philippine guitarist, done with a lot more edge than you'd expect from the package! While the rest of the world was letting loose on punk rock and disco in 1978, Wally's clearly got his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best ever albums by Leslie Gore – full of sweet natured girl pop songcraft that's on par with her biggest hit singles – but with an underlying sadness and overall emotional depth that's underappreciated to this day! It might not be as monumental as, say Pet Sounds, but we ... read moreCD
A wonderful early album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's got a lot more to offer than just the famous title track! Lesley's just a young gal at this time, but she sings in this lusty, personal style that's a lot richer than most female pop of the period – and which also shows the ... read moreCD
An obscure later album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's far more mature and adult than you might know from her 60s girl pop hits! The album's cut for Motown's MoWest subsidiary, and has the same hip style as other albums on the label at the time – kind of a California ... read moreCD
An obscure later album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's far more mature and adult than you might know from her 60s girl pop hits! The album's cut for Motown's MoWest subsidiary, and has the same hip style as other albums on the label at the time – kind of a California ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful electronic classic from Ash Ra Tempel founder Manuel Goettsching – a record that features nothing but his own guitar experiments, filtered through a variety of effects – but at a level that feels a lot more like a keyboard or analogue electronics workout overall! In fact, ... read moreCD
Very early live work from the Grateful Dead – pulled from the vaults and beautifully remastered – all to serve as a document of the rich creative energy of the group at their start! The tracks were all recorded live in San Francisco during the heady summer of 1966 – and titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grateful Dead —
Live Dead ... LP Warner, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
The first album attempt to recreate the live Dead experience! Long jams as only Jerry and crew could play them – with cuts that include "Dark Star", "The Eleven", "Feedback", "Turn On Your Love Light", and "We Bid You Goodnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear & some small spots of tape on the spine.)
One of the more unusual live sets you'll ever hear from The Grateful Dead – given that it features saxophonist Branford Marsalis joining the group for part of the performance! Jerry's still going strong at this point – and as usual with the Dead in a live setting, the tracks are long, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Righteously-arranged work from Ian Green – a British talent of the late 60s, but one with a keen ear for influences from American soul! The style here is somewhat unusual – a fuller, more ambitious blend of modes that were bubbling under in British rock during the soul-influenced years ... read moreCD