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
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. With booklet and special inserts! Box has some very light wear, but is nice overall.)
A really funked-up batch of dancefloor tunes – produced with a uniquely cross-cultural approach! Ze Records diva Lizzy Mercier Descloux works here with influential post-disco, post-punk producer Steve Stanely – on a set of tunes cut in Nassau, with some great backing by a combo that ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of the full album – plus 5 bonus tracks too!)
The last lovely album in a wonderful run of records from Lizzy Mercer Descloux – one of the most unique talents to work on the Ze Records imprint in the 80s – and an artist who shared plenty of the genre-crossing, global-mixing elements of her contemporaries! The album's got a sound ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Quite possibly the hippest album ever recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux – a session done in South Africa, and featuring a variety of unusual rhythms! The sound here isn't conventional African pop, and like other gems from the Ze Records catalog, this set blends together a number of styles ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of the full album – plus bonus tracks too!)
A legendary moment in De-Evolution – after the proto-punk provocateurs' unlikely pop rock crossover in the early 80s and took the next logical, hilarious step – diving head first into the elevator music/muzak style of the period's easy listening! Originally issued to Club Devo fanclub ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great one from Devo – capping off their classic era when they could hardly do wrong! 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 ... read moreCD
Snotty New York proto-punk with more than just an undercurrent of comedy running through the beefy tunes, and a heavy dose of good ol' swagger! The Dictators are truly, completely punk – even if Go Girl Crazy pre-dates the genre classification by a year or so – and even if their groove ... read moreCD
A raucous little EP of never-before-heard cuts by protopunk legends The Dictators – with some bugged out, loud, manic Andrew WK remixes/re-imaginings – plus previously unreleased material from the Go Girl Crazy sessions! If any modern rock figure sports a massive Dictators influence ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Rare tracks from this excellent French prog group of the 70s – one who've got an instrumental tightness to match the best of their European contemporaries, but also a unique vibe that marks them as one of those cool acts from France who marched very much to their own drummer! Instrumentation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies – on clear vinyl, with cool inserts!)
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
The long-overdue return of Din – a group missing from this planet for a quarter of a century – recently reformed and revived from the ashes of their California roots! The record's got a relatively vintage feel – from the cloud-swirling production on the guitars, to the sense of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing of 500 copies – done by Bruce Licher/Independent Projects.)
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some surface wear, clear tape on the bottom seam, and a small name written on back.)
Dino, Desi & Billy —
Souvenir ... LP Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, missing the insert with cutout photos. Cover has some wear and aging.)
Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell) —
24 24 Music ... LP Sleeping Bag, 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A spacey disco classic! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass. "Clean On Your Bean" is almost as nice, and even more dubby. Arthur Russell produced, and Francois K mixed! (Soul, Rock)12-inch, Vinyl record
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Dion ... CD Laurie/Ace (UK), 1968. New Copy ...
A key later album from Dion – and a set that shows a newly maturing style in his music! The album was something of a follow-up to Dion's huge single "Abraham Martin & John" – the bittersweet track that was a surprise late 60s hit for the singer – and which allowed ... read moreCD
An incredible album from Dion DiMucci – light years ahead of his early 60s rock and roll hits! You're Not Alone adds in a bit more extra instrumentation, and the whole set shows Dion to be one of the most promising singer/songwriters of the early 70s. Titles include "The Stuff I ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, ring & edge wear, light stain on the bottom 3 inches, some pen, & a sticker on one corner.)
A sweet folk pop set from Bonnie Dobson – recorded at the famous Nashville Sound Studio in Nashville, and eking out every bit of warmth it could provide, most likely in spite of RCA's intent to polish her up for mass consumption! There's a bright and buzzing sound on a number of tunes that ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first great moments on record from Ned Doheny – part of a new wave of 70s singer/songwriters who were equally steeped in soul and jazz as they were the rock and blues of the previous decade! This set's maybe not as sweetly electric as some of Doheny's later work, but not much far ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Darkly beautiful sounds from the duo of Don & Stevie Gere – a husband and wife who work here with a style that's folksy, but a bit spooky too – possibly due to the fact that the music within was recorded in their California home, and never issued for years! There's a deeply ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful complement to the Donovan studio albums from the late 60s – a well-recorded live date from the US. The style of the tunes is a bit different than some of their more famous album and single versions – with a relaxed approach to the work that leans a bit more on some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The rare mono mix of Hurdy Gurdy Man – easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
American sounds, but forged in Sweden – a surprisingly great batch of work from expatriate Jack Downing – including some rare singles, previously unreleased tunes, and even some live material too! Downing clearly picks up some of the folk rock styles of the post-Dylan generation – ... read moreCD
Dr Dog —
Fate ... CD Park The Van, 2008. Used ...
A heady bit of mid-70s psych from Connecticut – the second album from Dr Hooker Band – recorded in 1974, but not issued until many years later! The album's a true treasure that deserves wider recognition – at some level as heady as any of the best known indie psych sets from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 70s psych folk from DR Hooker – looking pretty biblical in the cover photo – with a spiritual tilt to some of the lyrics, but in a pretty tripped out way – and a wild mix of styles, from easygoing, approachable folk pop, to untamed, fuzzed out psychedelia! We were expecting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mac really steps out on this one – pushing past his usual hip studio take on New Orleans soul, to a more expansive style that includes performances by a host of surprise guests like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, PP Arnold, Graham Bond, and Doris Troy. That loping, trippy groove of John's is ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare early songs from Nick Drake – home recordings done before his three classic albums on Island Records, somewhat restored and remastered by his original sound engineer! The quality here is a fair bit better than most of the bootlegs from these years, and the overstuffed package features a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl in the original gatefold-style cover – and includes bonus download for the album, too!)
Dreams ... CD Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy ...
A nice little funky fusion set by Dreams – who were basically the Brecker Brothers, before they stepped out on their own and started calling themselves by that name! The fusion super group actually hews a little closer to the rock side of the fusion game at times, but there's no shortage of ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A funky fusion classic – the second Columbia set from this killer group of all-star players! The style's like the first Dreams album – a bit rock-influenced at times, but filled with jazzy instrumentation by players who include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Michael Brecker on saxes, Don ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A funky fusion classic – the second Columbia set from this killer group of all-star players! The style's like the first Dreams album – a bit rock-influenced at times, but filled with jazzy instrumentation by players who include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Michael Brecker on saxes, Don ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The Trinity —
Streetnoise ... LP Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Some great funky grooves by this legendary British ensemble – featuring excellent keyboard work by Brian Auger, recorded during the period when he was really beginning to stretch out a bit, and hit a much more open-ended kind of sound. Julie Driscoll is still on vocals, singing in her raw ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Polydor. Cover has edge wear and split seams.)
Krzystof Duda —
Altus ... CD GAD (Poland), Early 80s. New Copy ...
Very cool sound library work from the Polish scene of the 80s – played on a host fo great keyboards, and in a highly electronic way that rivals some of the best soundtrack material of the time! Krzystof Duda may not be as well known as American or European keyboard giants of the period, but ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
This set must have been one of the weirdest albums recorded in France in 1969 – and that's saying a lot, given some of the avant jazz, experimental, and psych sets that were coming out of that scene! Jacques Dudon may be best known for his Ghislain pseudonym on other records – where he ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies – on very cool brown/black swirl vinyl! Also features bonus postcard and inserts.)