The great early Califone album – originally issued on the group's own Perishable label in 2001! Califone was essentially born when Tim Rutili & company shed much of the heaving, murky rock riffery that characterized their earlier work in the 90s Chicago heroes Red Red Meat for more ... read moreCD
Glen's first album – very different than his later work, and a pure country effort cut with the Green River Boys! Glen's guitar work has always been amazing – even on his pop tunes – but it really comes to the forefront in this batch of country and bluegrass tracks. Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has some stains and a sticker on back.)
Beautifully sensitive work from Jimmy Campbell – a record with a lot more depth than you might guess from the gimmicky image on the cover! Campbell returns here to spare, fragile territory throughout – working with instrumentation that's mostly just acoustic guitar and a bit of rhythm, ... read moreCD
Heady, hypnotic, ominous, and hard-grooving early Can – a lost set that was recorded in the late 60s, but not actually released until the early 80s – and some of the earliest, brawniest Can jams from the Malcolm Mooney years! The record may not have the name-checking power as the other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The historic album by Can – capping off their classic early 70s trilogy that includes Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi – and the last one with Damo Suzuki in the line up! While very similar to Ege Bamyasi, Future Days takes a step away from their more experimental sounds and has more of the ... read moreCD
The last studio album from the legendary Can – recorded at the end of the 80s, and a set that features original vocalist Malcolm Mooney! Mooney's got an undercurrent of funk that really brings a different sound to the groove – almost a sharper edge than some of the smoother currents of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early classic from Can – the first recordings with Damo Suzuki, and kind of the start of Can's more hypnotic sounds! Soundtracks found the group working for, you guessed it, film projects, but it's still pretty much a Can album rather than passages of more ambient score type music. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Canned Heat —
New Age ... LP United Artists, 1973. Very Good ...
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(Cover has a cut corner, small sticker and light wear. In a metalic foil sleeve which looks much better than the image shown.)
Canned Heat's rave up bluesy debut – a group that faithfully believed in classic blues, and filtered it truthfully and honestly through their position as 60s rock & rollers. Those fast drums and searing guitars bring some heavy heat on this set mostly covers. You can sense their genuine ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit of a notorious record in the good Captain's career, cut in the transition between the original Magic Band and the fine later lineup that was responsible for the excellent LPs on Virgin. The sound is pretty spare, and without the mindbending twists and turns that Beefheart had made his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This record set the high water mark that all crazy, wacked out rock must be measured by. A classic. Tracks include "Dachau Blues", "Hair Pie", "Moonlight On Vermont", "Sweet Sweet Bulbs", "China Pig", "My Human Gets Me Blues", and "D ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Rear tray card has a fold.)
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band —
Clear Spot ... LP Reprise, 1972. Very Good- ...
Maybe not as nuts as some earlier work by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – but a pretty damn great record nonetheless – especially when compared to most of what was hitting the record racks in 1972! The Captain's still got all his wild and unbridled elements fully in place ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later German pressing. Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)
A slightly gentler album than the first Captain Beyond outing – but one that really has the group stretching out their wings wonderfully! The set's recorded both in Macon and Sausalito – and really has a vibe that indicates that mix – a core southern rock element, handled with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —
Good Son ... CD Mute/Enigma (UK), 1990. Used ...
A great one from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – a record that explores his softer side, if you want to call it that – the trudging melodies, morose poetry and banshee wails offset brilliantly by soul stirring string parts and easier piano melodies! Definitely capping off the 80s and ... read moreCD
One of the coolest surf instrumental albums of the 60s – an obscure set by The Centurions that's not to be confused with the similar Pajama Party set from Beach Boy Bruce Johnston – but which is an even more unusual assemblage of sounds overall! These guys offer up way more than just ... read moreCD
A dream of a record from Chad & Jeremy – a fantastic bit of psychedelic pop produced by Gary Usher! The album's got quite a different feel than the rest of the duo's work – as their standard Brit pop style is augmented by lots of extra strings and woodwinds, super-baroque in a ... read moreCD
The Challengers cook it strongly here – adding in a bit more sax than before to their sweet guitar instrumental groove – almost using the instrument as a second sort of engine to give themselves even more power than before! There's a slightly deeper tone than on the group's previous ... read moreCD
The Challengers go surfing around the world – at least as proclaimed by the cover – but they still manage to keep their groove very focused on the sunny sounds of 60s southern California! The music here is surf instrumental, but with a smoother twist – really great guitar lines ... read moreCD
\A cooker of an album from The Challengers – one of the lesser-known surf combos on the LA scene of the 60s, but one of the best as well! These guys have a confidence that comes through right in the very first note – a perfectly-placed approach to electric guitar that features the bold ... read moreCD
Great sounds from The Challengers – one of the coolest, tightest instrumental groups on the Cali scene of the surf years – so instrumentally sharp that all of the individual members get named on the back cover – in the style of a jazz album! Drummer Richard Delvy heads up the ... read moreCD
Michael Chapman —
Window ... LP Harvest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Maybe our favorite album ever from Michael Chapman – a bit more stripped-down and rootsy than his other Harvest Records classics, but in a really great way! There's a fluid spirit to the music right from the start – a great focus on Michael's vocals and guitar, but support from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut album from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)
Chatham County Line —
IV ... CD Yep Roc, 2008. Used ...