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 classic opening salvo from The Jam! In The City finds the band in prime form right out of the, already blending their love of 60s beat and R&B with fast, infectious energy of first wave punk rock. They stood out from the pack tremendously back in the day, and that uniqueness kept the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Original US pressing, including the lyric sleeve.)
A great later record by The Jam – a little bit of a step back into a rawer sound than they're somewhat slick sounding Setting Sons from the year before – but it's ultimately a pretty big creative step! While the sound a little more raw than on Setting Sons, The Jam is diversely inspired ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Surprisingly funky at times – and beautifully produced, too! Titles include "Funk #49", "Woman", "The Bomber", "Closet Queen", "Thanks", "Ashes In The Rain & I", and "Tend My Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
Fool ... CD Brainfeeder, 2016. New Copy ...
A bright blend of abstract electronics and leftfield jazz from Dutch experimentalist Mitchel Van Dinther, aka Jamezoo – and one more significant reminder that the Brainfeeder label is home to some of the best, most creative modern instrumental music of the past couple decades! After the ... (New Grooves, 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
Jean Michel Jarre —
Equinoxe ... LP Polydor, 1978. Very Good ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jean Michel Jarre —
Zoolook ... LP Dreyfus (France), 1984. Near Mint- ...
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.)
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.)
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach that brought them to bigger and bigger audiences! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-base ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the spine.)
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first of the twin Waylon Jennings masterpieces from 1973 – a career-defining year that saw the releases of both Lonesome, On'ry & Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes – 2 of Waylon's greatest albums! Self-produced and focused on the voice and the driving heart of the songs, this is ... read moreCD
Jericho ... LP A&M/Acid Nightmare (UK), 1972. Near Mint- (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
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(2011 reissue on Acid Nightmare.)
Jerusalem ... LP Deram/Lion, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Feircely rocking work from Jerusalem – a little-known band who cut this great debut for Deram in 1972! The group have a really heavy Black Sabbath sort of sound – with excellent lead guitars from Bob Cooke, and a sinister sound that has the grooves really dipping down into the depths, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Prime period B-Sides, live recordings and other rarities from The Jesus & Mary Chain – great stuff from the first 5 or 6 years of their career – up there creatively with their best work ever! As dark-edged as the band is, they've often worn their influences on their sleeves over the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer double LP of Jethro Tull doing their inimitable thing at Carnegie Hall in 1970! It was a benefit concert, recorded on November 4th that year, and was only ever previously released as bonus material on the 2010 CD and digital reissue of the Stand Up – getting a much deserved, stand ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early work from Jethro Tull – a formative set that really has the group deepening both their themes and their music! Titles include "A New Day Yesterday", "Back To The Family", "Fat Man", "Reasons For Waiting", "Nothing Is Easy", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Jethro Tull —
This Was ... LP Reprise/Chrysalis, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Funky bluesy flutey magic from The Tull – includes a wonderful version of Roland Kirk's "Serenade To A Cuckoo" – plus "My Sunday Feeling", "Dharma For One", "It's Breaking Me Up", and "Song For Jeffrey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US tan & orange label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
A blazing EP of some the earliest solo Joan Jett recordings – from right after the Runaways split! Joan was a rock & roll veteran already at just 19-years-old, and really nails it on this killer batch of demos, circa '79. Genre wise, she's towing the line between punky power pop and raw, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Timeless rock & roll from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – an indie rock pioneer who simply doesn't get the credit she deserves for shattering the glass ceiling for both women and independent souls in mainstream rock in the early 80s! Includes the hit title track and her cool cover of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful early record from Elton John – recorded live in the studio, and with a freer, more open vibe than some of his other albums! Titles include a very long version of "Burn Down The Mission" – plus "Bad Side Of The Moon", "Take Me To The Pilot", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Philadelphia Freedom from Elton John – a trio of tracks recorded with legendary Philly Soul producer Thom Bell, all with a Sigma Sound vibe that's quite different than most of John's other work at the time! In fact, although these tracks were recorded right at the height of the disco era, ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Elton back when he was genius, and unlike anyone else – with titles that include "Ballad Of A Well Known Gun", "Son Of Your Father", "Burn Down The Mountain", "Love Song", and "Where To Now St Peter". LP, Vinyl record album
A nice left turn for modern finger picking guitar great Chuck Johnson – going into more of a group dynamic after a couple of strong solo guitar efforts! Johnson plays acoustic and electric guitars, pedal steel, and even a bit of synth – backed by drums and bass on most of the record, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for album download.)
Jeff Lee Johnson —
Blue ... CD Coconut Grove, 1995. Used ...
A totally great, totally cool little record – one in which experimental musician Scott Johnson uses his guitar to trigger a set of spoken phrases! The approach is somewhere between early Steve Reich tape experiments and Frippertronics – as Johnson makes these great loops of sound that ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Daniel Johnston —
Fun ... CD Atlantic, 1994. Used ...
A pivotal album from Grace Jones – and a record that has her shedding some of her fuller styles from the disco years, and moving into some of the darker, colder grooves we always love the best! The title track is reason alone to buy the record – a remake of The Normal's "Warm ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A pivotal album from Grace Jones – and a record that has her shedding some of her fuller styles from the disco years, and moving into some of the darker, colder grooves we always love the best! The title track is reason alone to buy the record – a remake of The Normal's "Warm ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Also includes bonus download for the full contents of the set!)
Priscilla Coolidge Jones —
Flying ... CD Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ...
A surprisingly soulful set from Priscilla Coolidge Jones – a record that's kind of a late 70s take on the sorts of modes she developed with Booker T at the start of the decade – which is no surprise, given that Booker produced the record, and also plays organ and keyboards throughout! ... read moreCD
Jonti's full length debut for Stones Throw – delivering with this supremely catchy, yet unbridled and densely-layered Twirligig – showing a love for primitive electronics, sunny psych melodies, erratic, sampler pastiche experimentalism and moody avant pop of all kinds. It's really all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Janis Joplin —
Pearl ... LP Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ ...
The sound of a legend – a raw rocking classic from Janis Joplin – arguably the most perfectly-formed record from her all-too-short run in modern music! There's a focus here that's even sharper than before – and a rising of the funky undercurrents that Janis always had in her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Powerful document of Janis with Big Brother live at Winterland in the spring of '68 – with recordings of their biggest and best-remembered numbers, and ones that didn't get nearly as much play over the years! Truly awesome work, with Janis and the band working their inimitable magic – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 4000! Includes booklet!)
Searing sounds from 50s rockabilly legend Benny Joy – a good deal of which were never issued at the time, and are presented here in the best Ace Records fashion! Benny was hardly a chart-topper in the late 50s – but in decades since, he's earned a strong reputation as one of the most ... read moreCD
Classic Priest, and a record that definitely screams for vengeance! Titles include "You've Got Another Thing Coming", "Devil's Child", "Fever", "Pain & Pleasure", "Riding On The Wind", "Electric Eye", and "Bloodstone". LP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever album from Ariel Kalma – recorded after a long journey to India, where he learned the basics of modal music – which definitely shows up in the course of the album! The tracks are long, spare, and very minimal – almost in Terry Riley territory, but maybe a bit more ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music for dreams and love – served up here in a stunning double-length set from Ariel Kalma – who works through the whole thing in one long performance of keyboards and electronics – with no overdubs or other tricks at all! The music has a stretched-out electronic vibe that ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
K2O ... CD Thrill Jockey, 2013. Used ...