Overlooked work from the French scene of the post-punk years – a musical world that never got the same global exposure as sounds from the UK – which is quite a surprise, given that the lyrics here are all in English! The sound is great – lean, mean, and electro – inspired ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A British jazz rock masterpiece – and one of the first albums to feature guitar work by a young Steve Hillage! Khan marks a reunion between Hillage and Dave Stewart – after the former had been away at University for a few years, and the latter had been jamming on keyboards with the ... read moreCD
Kilburn & The High-Roads —
Handsome ... LP Dawn (UK), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ...
Tthe lost 1975 release from Kilburn & The High Road – Ian Dury's fantastic, and at the time, completely anomalous group of pub rock outcasts! The Kilburn sound is tough to describe even now – traces of Phil Spector's rock & soul, ragged 50s jazz, and drunken pub rock make up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK pressing on Pye. Cover has a small stain on back.)
A great CD package featuring the lost 1975 release from Kilburn & The High Road – Ian Dury's fantastic, and at the time, completely anomalous group of pub rock outcasts! The Kilburn sound is tough to describe even now – traces of Phil Spector's rock & soul, ragged 50s jazz, and ... read moreCD
Kindred ... CD Warner/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy ...
A rare early 70s set of post psychedelic rock from Kindred – with a sprawling, tightly grooving sound! Kindred combines male & female vocals that have the feel of late 60s/early 70s Cali sunshine rock, sometimes with bluesy electric guitars and keyboards, congas in the percussive mix, ... read moreCD
One of a pair of powerhouse, post psychedelic rock we've heard from Kindred – solid stuff with a tight groove, but a pretty far reaching well of influences! Some pretty vibrant electric guitar keeps it all together, and it's a mix of harder hitting, catchy rock with both male and female lead ... read moreCD
Carole King —
Fantasy ... LP Ode, Early 70s. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Moogy madness from Gershon Kingsley – one of his greatest albums apart from his work with Jean Jacques Perry! The set's arranged and conducted by Gerson – and features some of the best electric pop of the late 60s. The highlight here is the original version of "Popcorn" ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from The Kinks – a set that's got all the wit of their late 60s material, a bit of the rootsy currents of Muswell Hillbillies, and a lot more bite than the group would have in some of their next few albums to come! Ray Davies' pen is razor-sharp, as is his vocal approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's hard to go wrong with The Kinks at this point in their career – a time when even at their most basic, the group had something special that set them apart from most of their contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to most of the music here – an aspect that Ray Davies ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ray Davies is really coming into his own by the time of this third album by The Kinks – penning almost all the tunes in the set, and really starting to stretch out with some of his more unique ideas! The songs are already beginning to show that picture postcard side of British pop that was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Vinyl is nice. Cover has light wear & a cutout grommet.)
A key transitional album for The Kinks – a record that took them from the lighter "picture postcard" rock of their late 60s albums, into the headier concepts that would mark most of their early 70s work! The concept here is fortunately a light one – a faux-hillbilly sort of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice transition from the overwrought concept albums of mid 70s Kinks – and a shift into tighter, shorter, more condensed tunes that got the group firmly back on track! The concepts here are each confined to the space of a single tune – taking Ray and the group back to the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the highest-concept of all 70s Kinks album – a dark exploration of fame and the price of success, done as a mini-rock opera starring Norman & The Starmaker! As with some of these sets, the best tunes here are those that are the most subtle and less dramatic – and which ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Loads of classics – including "Calling Dr Love", "Love Gun", "Hotter Than Hell", "God Of Thunder", "Deuce", "Detroit Rock City", "Beth", "Black Diamond", "Rock & Roll All Nite", and "Rock ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard to miss with the strength of Kiss at this early point – and the cover are also emphasizes the group's early strong popularity in Japan! Titles include the classic "Hotter Than Hell", plus "Parasite", "Got To Choose", "Let Me Go Rock Roll", "A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A searing live performance from Klan – an excellent Polish prog group of the early 70s – and one who are only starting to fully reach global fame in more recent years! The set's a special live date recorded in Finland, with some tracks composed especially for the important festival in ... read moreCD
The best yet from Klaus Johann Grobe! Here the German-language Swiss duo move into an aerier, slighty less angular vibe than on their first couple records – and it's wonderful stuff! Anchored by danceable rhythms and melodic vocals, Spagat Der Liebe finds them moving a bit beyond the more ... read moreCD
First Songs ... LP Kill Rock Stars, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Fantastic sounds from Kleenex/Liliput – one of the few early punk groups to come from Switzerland, and a female combo with energy to rival The Slits or Poison Girls at their best! The tunes here are short and sharp, and often have a biting quality in the lyrics – which are often in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest power pop albums ever recorded – a blistering batch of tight little rocking tunes that took pop music back to basics at the end of the 70s! The group have an almost Beatles-esque flair for the short catchy tune – but have also pumped up things nicely with a smoothly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw, rare material from The Knack – a previously-unissued live performance from 1978 – recorded a year before their famous debut! We love that album to death, but the group have even more bite here – a rough-edged quality that's almost garagey at points – and which does a ... read moreCD
Tripped-out rock from The Koala – a late 60s group with some really hard edges! We don't really know much about these guys, or what happened to them – but the album's incredibly well-formed – coming across with a tight blend of R&B roots and psychedelic visions that almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet keyboard lines from Wladyslaw Komendarek – a Polish musician with a sound that's a lot leaner than his name – wrapped up here in a tight set of sound library instrumentals with a mighty nice 80s electro soul style! The tracks are tuneful, and have a bit of a groove – but ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
Larry Carlton produced, and also plays a fair bit of guitars on this early 80s set from overlooked singer/songwriter Robert Kraft – and the Carlton touch gives the whole thing a fusion undercurrent that really sets the record apart from the pack! Robert's got a great way with a tune – ... read moreCD
The classic music of Kraftwerk – re-presented beautifully in this excellent box set! The package features material from famous recent live performances by the quartet – as they go back and present new takes on classic albums – from Autobahn through Radioactivity, Trans Europe ... read moreCD
The classic music of Kraftwerk – re-presented beautifully in this excellent box set! The package features material from famous recent live performances by the quartet – as they go back and present new takes on classic albums – from Autobahn through Radioactivity, Trans Europe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
All the classics, but remixed with a very techno feel. We were about to say unfortunately, but even with the "updated" sound, their sublime genius shows through, and some of the mixes are largely untouched. Includes "The Robots", "Computerlove", "Pocket ... read moreCD
The third album from the early two-man version of Kraftwerk – and easily their most futuristic effort to date, despite a rather geeky looking cover! There's a cleaner electric sound here than before – and one that's a lot more tuneful too, really setting the scene for Autobahn and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Move over Bam! This is the legendary bit of electro funk that along with "Trans Europe Express" forever put Kraftwerk in the crates of hip hoppers everywhere – a spare sublime track with a sly melody line over the top, perfect for breaking or just kicking back and feeling those ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Nice bit of funky fusion from these 2 German brothers. Rolf plays electric clarinet on this session, and it sounds nice and sharp next to his brother's organ and alto solos. Volker Kreigel's playing guitar, and at this point, he's still playing with a lot of tightness, and less of the rock-like ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and heavy wear on one corner.)
A great record from a singer who should have been huge – the overlooked Bill LaBounty, who really knocks it out of the park with this AOR gem from the early 80s! The album's nicely understated – well-produced, but with a lot of care – thanks to great work from Russ Titelman, who ... read moreCD
A great record from a singer who should have been huge – the overlooked Bill LaBounty, who really knocks it out of the park with this AOR gem from the early 80s! The album's nicely understated – well-produced, but with a lot of care – thanks to great work from Russ Titelman, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bill LaBounty appears to be having a hallucination on the cover – but he sounds very down to earth on this late 70s set – a record that's nicely a few steps back from the smoother side of the AOR scene, but still delivered with a great deal of care! Bill wrote most of the songs himself ... read moreCD
Sweet harmony pop from late 50s – a real precursor to the girl pop sounds of the 60s and a springboard for the career of one the sisters – a young Mary O'Brien, later to be known as Dusty Springfield! This great CD on RPM features the 1959 and 1960 singles by The Lana Sisters – ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
A fantastic bit of AOR – served up here by two musicians with a background in jazz, and a great way of harmonizing their vocals together! Larsen is Neil Larsen, who plays keyboards and sings – and Feiten is Buzz Feiten – guitarist and musical partner who helps make Neil sound ... read moreCD
Sort of a funk/rock LP, recorded for GRC, and with a sound in parts that's like some of the more rock cuts on the Ripple LP. Same as that group, this is a mixed racial band with both a funk and rock sound. Cuts include "Runnin' On", "Tootin", "Wake Up", and "Soli ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A creepy little trio from the late 60s scene in Massachusetts – one who cut this surprisingly wonderful album in 1968, but then only pressed up a few hundred copies for the public! There's plenty of fuzz on the guitars, and these guys definitely have a freewheeling sound when they want ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Leather Towel —
IV ... LP HoZac, 2016. Near Mint- ...
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(Black vinyl pressing, still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)
Led Zeppelin —
Coda ... LP Swan Song, 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
A massive collection of genius from Led Zeppelin – and material that has gone onto become a crucial part of their all-too-small catalog over the years! The work here was all recorded for the BBC in the years 1969 through 1971 – offering up a much wider picture of the group during these ... read moreCD
Led Zeppelin at peak power – mixing hard rock bombast with deep, genuine love for blues and folk guitars! Houses Of The Holy is the essential the blueprint for countless imitators to come – but it's also got smarts, subtleties and creative ambitious that's just plain lost on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing, SD 7255, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
Led Zeppelin's final album of the 70s – a record that really has them stretching out and trying on some new ideas, yet still holding onto all their genius in the process! Sure, the album's maybe not as iconic as the first few – but from the perspective of decades later, it's a killer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover variant "A", including the heavy inner sleeve.)
Led Zeppelin's final album of the 70s – a record that really has them stretching out and trying on some new ideas, yet still holding onto all their genius in the process! Sure, the album's maybe not as iconic as the first few – but from the perspective of decades later, it's a killer ... read moreCD
One of the most monumental debuts in rock history – a record that hit the world like a led zeppelin, and left an impression for years to come! Led Zeppelin pretty much took over rock right from the beginning – which isn't too surprising, given that Jimmy Page had an in-demand guitar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy vinyl – and remastered by Jimmy Page too!)
One of the most supremely classic of all classic hard rock albums! As huge as the debut was, Led Zeppelin II is the record that proved that the group were going to be in it for the long haul – with a righteous raw power that's still being felt all these many decades later! Nobody else could ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not the out there primal scream of Plastic Ono, and more of an impeccably produced, easy to love landmark from John Lennon! The title track, beautiful as it is, is so heavily ingrained into rock & roll myth making machine that it's become too easy to overlook how great most of the songs on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lennon's first proper solo LP, after the breakup of the Beatles, recorded largely by himself, with some help from Yoko, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman, and Billy Preston. One of those pieces of the rock canon that it seems hardly anything needs to be said about it at this point, but we'll ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Apple pressing, including inner sleeve. Cover has a split bottom seam.)
John Lennon's fabled "Lost Weekend" LP, self produced and another kinda strange mix of weighty material and messy fun composed, produced and recorded in LA while he was estranged from Yoko! Includes some meditations on love and loss, unpretentious horn accented rock & roll tunes and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
( In the extravagant gatefold cover, including the insert and printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)