A really compelling talent from early 70s Brunswick Records – by an artist who's got the same sort of genre-crossing vibe as Rodriguez, Jose Feliciano, or the team of Alzo & Udine! Herman hails from Colombia, but was a high school student in Miami at the time of this album – yet he ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
The debut album from Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – a brilliant little set, and quite possibly the truest realization of his subtle acoustic genius! The sound here is free from cliches that later got in the way with Hicks – and the album's a refreshing return to roots, but without any ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Hiroshi Higashi —
Solo ... LP Eclipse/Galactic Zoo Disk, 2004. Near Mint- ...
Beautifully quirky work from two of the most enigmatic French singer/songwriters of the 70s! You may know Areski's work from his albums with Brigitte Fontaine – but this album has a strangely different sound, one that's punctuated by Higelin's whimsy and madness – creating an approach ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Charming, breezy and intimate baroque pop songcraft from The High Llamas – essentially a soundtrack for a London stage play of the same name – and one that allows for something of a character-driven concept album by the long-time beloved Llamas! Many of the building blocks of all the ... read moreCD
Charming, breezy and intimate baroque pop songcraft from The High Llamas – essentially a soundtrack for a London stage play of the same name – and one that allows for something of a character-driven concept album by the long-time beloved Llamas! Many of the building blocks of all the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-issued set from the Italian scene of the 70s – and a record that's got a fair bit more folk and acoustic elements than you might expect! The set's a project from composer Kay Hoffman, done in collaboration with members of Pierrot Lunaire – all based around lyrics from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 70s psychedelia from Hojas – a well-honed Uruguayan group, heard here on their debut! Hojas have a sound that resonates strongly with other South American rock from the time – fuzzy guitars mixed with rhythms that are a bit more chunky than most American groups – produced ... read moreCD
Some of the most tripped-out music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – and that's saying a lot, given the nature of the group! This unique early album on ESP features two side-long tracks – both of which are mini-suites of sort, and filled with odd sounds, weird themes, and a strange ... read moreCD
A never-heard live recording from Chicago psych legends HP Lovecraft – and a set that may well rival their studio releases from the time! The quality is super-clear, and the performance is really mesmerizing – spun out over some long tracks that have the group really soaring on a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seduction and witchcraft aren't really two words we'd readily associate with each other – but sexy witch Louise Huebner manages to make both of them work together nicely! The album's quite an odd one – in which the self-proclaimed modern witch Huebner speaks about lots of spooky stuff ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Human League —
Hysteria ... LP Virgin/A&M, 1984. Very Good Gatefold ...
A bit later in the classic range for Human League – but still pretty darn great! By this point, Phil Oakey and crew are heading straight for the dancefloor on most numbers – hitting a bassy, slightly funky style that almost comes off like Gang Of Four around the same period – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Humble Pie scales back a bit on Thunderbox – a tighter set than the preceding Eat It – but like that album, it's overlooked these days and it has plenty to recommend it! The Steve Marriot's and Clem Clemson's guitars bring the thunder, but the wailing harmonica and the soulfu vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a small rips in the die-cut.)
A folksy trio, but one with a very sophisticated sound – thanks to some added arrangements from Richard Hewson – who gives the record a much fuller feel than you might guess from the acoustic image on the cover! Hunter Muskett's a UK trio featuring Chris George, Terry Hiscock, and Doug ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great record from folk rock oddball Michael Hurley – with spare, ragged little solo guitar & vocal tunes that greatly showcase both Hurley's easygoing, slowly rolling along vocals, as well has his piercing, high emphatic howls– plus more fleshed out tunes with the band, full of ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A split LP by 2 of the better psyche folk bands in modern rock – Hush Arbors and Arbouretum – a team effort that makes sense stylistically on top of the conveniently alliterate band names! Hush Arbors' 5 songs kick it off in timeless, insistently melodic fashion. Arbouretum deliver 3 ... read moreCD
Husker Du's debut for Warner – just barely "bigger" and "more polished" soundwise than their pivotal SST canon – and all these years later stands as tall as one of the more timeless and influential rock albums to appear on a major label in the mid 80s! A couple of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Dreamy pop from the great Brian Hyland – one of those 60s voices we can never get enough of! This set's a bit sadder, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Brian's earlier work – with a floating kind of approach that moves past simple pop, into a realm that shows the young singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing, career-spanning compilation of pioneering psych and earlier material, mixed with more traditional elements of Korean music by Shin Joong Hyun – including his own numbers, great songs with his combos over the years and tunes he wrote for others to sing – from the late 50s to ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Overlooked self-titled effort by Idle Race – who were an important part of the late 60s Birmingham rock scene, if less commercially impressive at the time as fellow scensters like The Move – and a vital early creative outlet for bandleader Jeff Lynne! There's definitely something of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Original demos and rehearsal tapes from the mighty Stooges – early 70s ragged brutality that would form the seeds of the coming Raw Power album! The Olympic Studios demos range from full on garage rock onslaught's prefiguring both punk and the uber raw garage rock revival sounds of myriad ... read moreCD
One of the wildest records of the early 70s – and it's still pretty darn hard to argue with the power of this one – even if the meddling of the producers is nearly as legendary as the album itself! There's still such a manic energy to the original release mix – one that clearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really stunning set from Il Balletto Di Bronzo – a group who clearly have the instrumental chops to take off in a proggish way, but really keep things interesting here by staying in a grittier, more straightforward groove! The power of the drums and guitars is wonderful – almost funk ... read moreCD
One of the headier projects we've heard from the Chicago scene in recent years – a set that mixes recitations by Mike Ladd with guitar from Jeff Parker, keyboards from Hprizm/High Priest, and a mix of drums, trombone, and Fender Rhodes from Tyshawn Sorey! The approach begins in some of the ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest groups of the Cali instrumental scene of the early 60s – a legendary combo that features later psych giant Merrel Fankhauser on guitar! There's a sense of darkness here that comes through right away – a more brooding quality than you'd find on other, brighter surf ... read moreCD
The second album from Incredible String Band – and incredible it is, a UK psychedelic folk gem that finds the group challenging conventions across the board – both artful and inviting, it's wonderful stuff! At this point, Clive Palmer had left, and Mike Heron and Robin Williamson ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nicely subtle album from the Incredible String Band – a set that maybe doesn't have the same sort of fanfare as their earliest albums, but which also has the group really honing their sound! Make no mistake, there's nothing commercial or pop-oriented going on – it's just that Mike ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Important early work from The Incredible String Band – three albums in one great package! First up is the first album from the Incredible String Band – a real treasure from the trio of Clive Palmer, Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – who each sing and write, and bring unique charm ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Indicate (Jim O'Rourke & Robert Hampson) —
Whelm ... CD Touch (UK), 1995. Used ...
Heavy grooving psych from late 60s/early 70s UK combo Infinity – with loads of Hammond organ grooves and gritty rhythms! The swirling organ sound really sets the group apart from post psych peers on both sides of the Atlantic – often out front in the sound, although the guitars are ... read moreCD
Seminal early country rock from Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band – cut soon before Gram jumped ship to the Byrds for the legendary Sweetheart Of The Rodeo LP! The one-and-only International Submarine Band LP is the first official full length album from Gram Parsons, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two amazing moments from Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band! The group's cover of "Truck Driving Man" is the stuff of legend – virtually the blueprint for country rock in years to come, and filled with a lot more biting satire than the original! And their take on ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Heavy sounds from Iron Butterfly – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding ... read moreCD
Hard riffing from Scotland's Iron Claw – a group who owe plenty to the best early work of Black Sabbath, but also take off nicely in their own direction as well! The guitar work is frenetic, the bass nice and fuzzy, and there's a sense of darkness that really comes through in the vocals too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chicago modernism from the Chicago Underground meets Tortoise post-rock electronic free jazz collective. 11 numbers in all, including "Harm-O-Lodge", "Space Krikts", "Meta Bass", "Moonlex", "Kidtronix", "Moot Ang", "Sint_D" and ... read moreCD
A killer collection that brings together nearly all of Wanda Jackson's rock and roll tracks in one great set – a non-stop party that spans the space of 30 tracks from her early years at Capitol Records, along with detailed notes and a great package too! Jackson's work in these years is the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
The Jam close out the 70s with one of their greatest records – one that shows Paul Weller's songwriting skill in much more impressive light than on their earlier albums! Weller's really come into his own here as sharp-witted chronicler of daily life here, particularly from point of view of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really groovy little vocal jazz record – cut by an American singer on the London scene of the late 60s – working here with tight backing from the Laurie Holloway Quartet! Bryony James has this way of going deep with her range that's a bit like Morgana King, but she's also a bit less ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes ... read moreCD
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great late record from Jan & Dean – with songs that are centered around a rainy theme that's touched by sadness and darkness – a strange setting for the sunny Jan & Dean vibe, but it's one that works really well! The behind-the-scenes story is fascinating here – as Jan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing. Shrinkwrap has a small hole in one corner.)
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Nicola ... CD Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1967. New Copy ...
A beautiful record from the great Bert Jansch – quite different than some of his others at the time, but in a really wonderful way! The set has Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar interwoven with some larger arrangements – not in a commercial style, but in a mode that perfectly ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Tremendous work from Bert Jansch – an album that shows how much he'd evolved in just a few short years – both as a singer and as a musician, and as a completely unique talent on his own! The record has an instantly timeless feel – that mix of ancient inspiration and new freedoms ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Japan ... LP Virgin/Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ...
One of the few US releases by this UK group that gave the world David Sylvian – not to mention Mick Karn, Steve Jansen, and Richard Barberi! The material finds the group really starting to get interesting – and titles include "Art Of Parties", "Visions Of China", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)
Jean Michel Jarre —
Equinoxe ... CD Polydor/Dreyfus (France), 1978. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A seminal session from 70s French synth maestro Jean-Michel Jarre – his 8-part "Equinoxe" suite, a great bit of electronics that was almost France's answer to Kraftwerk at the time! Jarre's style is a bit warmer and more focused on the melody – and the range of keyboards and ... read moreCD
Jean Michel Jarre —
Zoolook ... LP Dreyfus (France), 1984. Very Good+ ...
World sounds meet 80s electronics – and the result is a groundbreaking batch of tracks from Jean-Michel Jarre, one that sounds a heck of a lot better today than we remember 20 years ago! Jarre's got a great sound here – dark, evocative, and with enough colonialist tension between the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing, including the inner sleeve.)
A great second chapter of work from Jarvis Street Revue – a legendary Canadian combo who only ever issued one full album – plus the handful of singles that appear on this set! But the singles here are only part of the picture, as the collection also features six more never-issued ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy pop from the one-named Jefferson – a set that boasts some especially swinging production from the legendary John Schroeder! The style here is very much at the peak of Brit pop for the time – sung with a bit of warble on Jefferson's vocals, and supported by some bouncy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam & some light wear.)