An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to ... read moreCD
The third album from Little Feat – and one that brings a bit of Crescent City rock and soul into the mix – but it's still Little Feat, so it's got a restless creative energy that's beautifully tough to classify! There's quite a bit of soul influences in the mix – especially the ... read moreCD
The classic late 70s double live album from Little Feat! Their reputation as one of the great live acts of that decade or any other is realized beautifully here – the band playing off of each other masterfully, and they're just as sharp vocally – but what's most impressive is how they ... read moreCD
The wonderful first solo album from Nils Lofgren – done with this lean, tight sound that's nicely different than his previous work with Grin – and which really lets Nils show off all the best sides of his vocals and guitar! The group is just a core trio with Wornell Jones on bass ... read moreCD
A classic take on the "Batman" hit of the 60s – one that moves the tune from camp TV theme to sweet rock instrumental territory – in a manner that prefaces later takes on the tune by The Who and The Jam! The track may well be the biggest ever by The Marketts – and ... read moreCD
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Crusade ... CD London/Decca, 1967. Used ...
John Mayall's on a new crusade here – hitting lines that are almost more truly blusey than his previous albums – thanks to a new lineup in the Blues Breakers combo! Alongside Mayall's lead on vocals, organ, harmonica, and bottleneck guitar – the group also features Mick Taylor on ... read moreCD
A definite diary of this unique British combo of the 60s – and a set that's arguably one of the band's bluesiest to date! The set features live recordings from 1967 – most very long and stretched-out, with a feel that's arguably even more rootsy than any American blues of the time ... read moreCD
Kim Jung Mi —
Now ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), Early 70s. Used ...
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Michael Franti & Spearhead —
Yell Fire! ... CD Boo Boo Wax/Anti, 2006. Used ...
Easygoing, breezy avant pop from Mild High Club – nicely balancing oddball vocals atmosphere with charming and accessible grooves –and pairing 70s AOR and the softest of soft rock influences with post-millennium, indie pastiche vibe. A hazy mood and atmoshperic holds true throughout, ... read moreCD
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but ... read moreCD
The one astounding album of proto punk/abrasive psych genius from the Monks! The album's wild organ washes, primitive drums and guitar, and harsh, bizarre vocal rants prefigured everything from the Stooges, to Rocket From The Tombs, to the more predictable punk stuff that arrived 18 years later. ... read moreCD
Chris Montez had an amazing style that was unlike that of any other 60s pop vocalist! He took older songs, plus a few more current pop numbers, and crafted them into these light easy ditties, with a trademark loping sing-song groove that was often underpinned by some very nice vibes work. His ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Fantastically sweet pop from Chris Montez! Chris had a light little voice that was perfect for the A&M Records approach of the 60s – a style that has him singing gently over arrangements that glide and bounce around with ease, sometimes handled by Herb Alpert, in a breezy sunny LA mode ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
One of the great albums from Van Morrison during that incredible peak period – and a record that stands out as a less emotionally fraught effort after the heavy mood of Astral Weeks and the super far-reaching Moondance albums. Here Van concentrates a bit more on his love of R&B, but ... read moreCD
A collection of the best and brightest singles and some previously unreleased b-sides by UK glam popsters Mud – their collected singles from the mid-to-late 70s – and a buzzing collection of tunes from their years at Private Stock and RCA! Catchy stuff from the Sweet mode of pop glam! ... read moreCD
Rare psychedelia and garage stomps from the Long Island scene of the mid-to late 60s – the lost singles and loads of previously unreleased material from the Mystic Tide! The sound isn't as flowery and spiraling as you might be expecting from band called Mystic Tides – there more about ... read moreCD
(Many of the tunes on the CD were mastered from rare vinyl sources, so there are cracks and pops along the way.)
Yoko's stunning Plastic Ono Band LP – utilizing the same incredible group of players from John Lennon's same-titled effort – and an out there masterpiece that could be argued as one the benchmark noise rock albums of all time! As with John's Plastic Ono Band LP, this one features ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Optical 8 —
Bug ... CD God Mountain (Japan), 1994. Used ...