Blue Apple ... LP Teldec/Long Hair (Germany), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A group that's really on fire with this searing second album – the kind of record that could easily take on the biggest American hard rock heavyweights of the early 70s – but which unfortunately never found the fame it deserved! The set's got a brashness that matches the best of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great solo set from Russ Giguere – a singer best-known for his work in The Association – stepping out here in a style that's deeply personal, and all his own! The album definitely echoes some of the Association shift in the late Warner years – especially that move from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe edition box set – 180 gram red vinyl pressing in tip-on jacket – packaged with a book of new liner notes, a copy of the original City Lights book Howl & Other Poems, a postcard, and 8x10 photo of Ginsberg!)
The one-and-only entry in the Verbatum series from Atlantic Records – a proposed spoken word offshoot of the label – but one that only ever issued this fantastic 60s reading by Allen Ginsberg! As you might guess from the cover's beautiful photograph by Richard Avedon, Ginsberg is at ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ever wonder what happens when beatniks turn into hippies? They make albums like this one – a real treasure from the late 60s underground – and a set that showed the complete transformation of Allen Ginsberg at the time! The set's a real oddity – recorded after Ginsburg had hit ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear & a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
Ever wonder what happens when beatniks turn into hippies? They make albums like this one – a real treasure from the late 60s underground – and a set that showed the complete transformation of Allen Ginsberg at the time! The set's a real oddity – recorded after Ginsburg had hit ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreCD
Isis Giraldo Poetry Project —
Padre ... CD Jazz The New Chapter (Japan), 2016. Used ...
A beautiful project in which singer Isis Giraldo works with poems penned by her father – Ruben Dario Giraldo – and transforms the words into these dark-tinged jazz tunes, with a quality that almost takes us back to some of the most experimental 70s work by singers like Sheila Jordan or ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
A much-needed second chapter of work from The Gist – a very cool British group who only gave us one record in the post-punk years – but a record that's gone on to become an underground classic over the years! The Gist is mostly Stuart Moxham in the years after the breakup of Young ... read moreCD
A superb score from composer Paul Glass – one that's also augmented by a number of excellent cuts by The Zombies too! Glass' music has a rich, woodwind-heavy style that almost feels like it's drawing a bit on the music of Charles Ives, but with a warmer, more sympathetic feel – ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has moderate wear, with a split bottom seam, peeling and moisture stains.)
A millennial rebirth for Goblin – and one of the first new records they made since their classic run in Italian cinema – years before their full reformation and international touring fame! The group is reunited here with Dario Argento, with whom they'd worked extensively in the old ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
A nice set of crime/cop themes by the great Goblin – scored for this obscure thriller from 1982! Some of the music's a lot more funky than some of Goblin's other scores, with loads of nice keyboards, basslines, and some funky drums – and despite the date of the film, the music feels ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet guitars, creepy keyboards, and even a bit of funk from time to time – all wrapped up beautifully in this vintage horror soundtrack from Goblin! There's a bit less rock here than on other Goblin albums – and instead, there's almost a John Carpenter-like sense of spareness that ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
One of the wildest 70s soundtracks by the Italian horror genius group Goblin – filled with a lot of weird distorted electronics, strangely recorded percussion, and oddly-tuned guitar parts and basslines! The overall feel still has the band's electric slightly funky sound firmly in place, but ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
An unusual early 80s project from Goblin – a return to their rock roots from the years before their soundtrack fame – but presented here in a style that's much more 80s overall! Vocals figure as strongly as keyboards here – sung in Italian by Mauro Lusini, but at a level that's ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice lost score by the Italian group Goblin – working here under the "fake" British name of Il Reale Impero Britannica – and maybe sounding even groovier than on some of their other records of the 70s! The Goblin sound is still in place, but there's also maybe more ties to ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
House ... LP Columbia/G-Matics (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
Whimsical 70s soundtrack work from Godiego – very much in the same spirit as their catchy albums of the time! The tunes here are mostly instrumental, and have a weird mix of styles – a bit of jazz fusion here, some early electro pop there – and a few more tunes that maybe feel ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dark-edged, folk-tinged, and blues-drenched sounds from The Godz – one of the earthiest acts to record for the legendary ESP label – and one who had the same East Village power as The Fugs! The overall sound is nice and spare – rougher edged than some of the west coast work of ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Drill hole through booklet and rear tray card.)
Fantastic freaky sounds by The Golliwogs – the group who later morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival – but who already sound pretty great themselves! The style is close to Creedence, but nicely different too – much more garage rock overall, with the vocals of John Fogerty ... read moreCD
Fantastic freaky sounds by The Golliwogs – the group who later morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival – but who already sound pretty great themselves! The style is close to Creedence, but nicely different too – much more garage rock overall, with the vocals of John Fogerty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums on the legendary Brain label – and a record that's often cited as one of the founding forces of the Krautrock sound in the 70s! By the time of this album, Gomorrha are a very well-oiled group – with requisite roots in beat and prog modes, but a sound that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trauma ... LP Long Hair (Germany), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A group with a biblical name, but a sound that's very down to earth – thanks to strongly soulful vocals from Peter Otten, whose English language contributions really make the record shine! Gomorrah come from a generation of progressive German groups, but this second album has the combo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You ... LP Virgin, 1974. Very Good- ...
Lots of heavy percussion from Pierre Moerlen – plus guitar from Steve Hillage, and moog and other keyboards from Hi T Moonweed! Titles include "Perfect Mistery", "The Isle Of Everywhere", "You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever", and "Magick Another Invocation" ... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has clear tape along the top & bottom seams.)
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 triumphant return for The Gorillaz – as improbably (impossibly!?) brilliant as ever! Much like the real life post-millennium culture we all inhabit, The Gorillaz exist in a world both virtual and physical – with artist and conceptualist Jamie Hewlett, singer/guiding force Damon Albarn ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc!)
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Spalax (France), 1981. Used ...
Some of the most beautiful sounds ever crafted from Manuel Gottsching – work that's a lot more tuneful and fluid than some of his material with Ash Ra Tempel – and which maybe has more of an 80s vibe overall! That's not to say that Gottsching's gone in for electro pop – just that ... read moreCD
One of the holy grails of British folk at the end of the 60s – and one of those records that really shows why the UK scene was so different than the US at the time! Davy Graham belongs right up there with John Renbourn or Bert Jansch for his skills on the guitar – maybe jazzier than ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grand Funk —
Phoenix ... LP Capitol, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The seminal debut of The Grateful Dead – a record that was maybe as important to the American psychedelic scene as the first two albums by Pink Floyd were to the UK! Like those sets, this one almost seems to come out of nowhere – still very much a part of its time, with trippiness and ... read moreCD
Classic blues rock from the young Nils Lofgren – with titles that include "Heavy Chevy", "Sad Letter", "She Ain't Right", "Heart On Fire", "Rusty Gun", "All Out", and "Don't Be Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Limited Edition pressing. Shrinkwrap has some small tears.)
A stunning set from David Grubbs – an artist who's been blowing our minds for decades, and who never ceases to surprise us! This time around, Grubbs mixes longform guitar passages with a slight sense of improvisation at times – adding in trumpet from Nate Wooley on five of the album's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson —
Off Road ... CD Blue Chopsticks/Drag City, 2002. Used ...
A set that's as freaky as you might guess from the cover – played by a German jazz ensemble who aren't afraid to let their hair down! The group's biggish, and the music has a great funky big band vibe – especially in the mode of some of the hippest large groups on the MPS label during ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums ever made by Bruce Haack – the mad musician who's best known for his electronic work, but who also left behind a huge legacy of self-produced work for children! This album was done in collaboration with Miss Nelson – Esther Nelson, a dance instructor who worked ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
A great second chapter from Haircut 100 – a set that's not nearly as well-remembered as the group's debut, but which still has them very much at the top of their game! By the time of this set, former lead singer Nik Heyward had moved onto become a solo act – but, if anything, that ... read moreCD