Tom Johnston works here in a great mix of soul and AOR – one that not only comes through in his own compositions, but also on the album's nice cover of a Joe Tex song too! The great Ted Templeman produced the record – and gives the whole thing all the best elements from his long roots ... read moreCD
A trio of tremendous albums by The Johnstons – all recorded right around the start of the 70s, at a time when the group was moving into some even more heady territory than before! The Johnstons got their start as a more traditional Irish folk group, but like most of their British Isles ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Tom Jones —
Icon ... CD Universal, 1960s/1970s. Used ...
(Out of print BMG club pressing – with the original box & booklet, both in great shape!)
Relax ... CD Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy ...
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
One of the few solo albums by Eric Kaz – a singer-songwriter who'd worked with Blues Magoos and American Flyer, always staying on the fringes of the mainstream, which is certainly where this album ended up. The set's got an honest, earthy sort of feel – produced by later Blue Note ... read moreCD
A really cool album from saxophonist Bobby Keys – a record with no vocals at all, just Bobby's solos – but a set that's maybe better tagged as instrumental rock than jazz, given the heavyweight guest musicians in the lineup! Keys blows with an all-star array of talent from the rock ... read moreCD
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreCD
One of our favorites by King Crimson – and a record with a lot more jazz than some of their others! Players include Mel Collins on lots of flutes and saxes – plus guests Keith Tippett on piano, Mark Charig on cornet, and Harry Miller on bass! CD
Alive! ... CD Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. Used 2CDs ...
One of THE classic double live albums of the 70s – with titles that include "Black Diamond", "Watching You", "Deuce", "Strutter", "Hotter Than Hell", "Got To Choose", "Firehouse", "Nothin To Lose", "She" ... read moreCD
Koala ... CD Capitol/Fallout (UK), Late 60s. Used ...
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 moreCD
Beautiful modern pop from this enigmatic Swedish group who took their name from the legendary Polish soundtrack composer Krszytof Komeda! Their music is dreamy and wonderful – with bits of 60s pop filtered through a 90s sensibility, trimmed down through a post-punk adherence to simplicity ... read moreCD
Cool keyboards from this underground figure in the Polish scene of the new freedom years – an artist who works here with a broad array of instruments, and in an all-electronic sound that seems to find a special place after late 70s and early 80s experiments from the German and UK scenes! The ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
Wladyslaw Komendarek looks like a bit of a madman on the back cover of this release – sitting at a very dated keyboard, ironically wearing a surfing sweatshirt, and posed with mirrored sunglasses, a shaggy beard, and a military cap! None of those elements seem to match at all – and ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
One of the wildest electronic musicians in the Eastern European scene – working here on some very long, very stretched-out tracks that are completely cosmic overall! The music was recorded in the early 90s, but has a quality that rivals some of the more progressive European electronic ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
Audio.nl ... CD Korm Plastics (Netherlands), Early 2000s. Used ...
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 moreCD
Mira Kubasinska & Breakout —
Ogien ... CD Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. New Copy ...
A sweet solo album from Polish singer Mira Kubasinska – but one that still features plenty of contributions from Breakout – the heavy, fuzzy group in which she spent most of the 70s! Mira's more strongly in the lead than on the other records by that group, though – really soaring ... read moreCD
Bill LaBounty's got an odd sort of look on the cover – but then again, Bill LaBounty's always been one of the odder figures in AOR! The man's a great sort of songwriter, and can come across with a soulful slink that's maybe not what you'd expect from his image on the front – a quality ... read moreCD
A Norwegian group from the start of the 80s, but one who are completely enamoured of the AOR sound from the American west coast time – so much so, they turn out a record here that could easily slide in right alongside the classics! Tunes are tight, catchy, and have English language lyrics ... read moreCD
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
The second album released of material from the Double Fantasy sessions – released in 1984, years after John's murder, and record we can easily admit having a lot of affection for all these years later! The production has something of a rough, unfinished vibe to it – yet fairly ... read moreCD
Not the same Lewis and Clarke who explored the Louisiana Purchase – and instead a hip 60s group who found plenty of cool territory on their own! The album's got a great sort of pop psych vibe – almost more late 60s Warner than you'd expect from Colgems – with superb production ... read moreCD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Outer box has some edgewear.)
Lizard ... CD Super Fuji Discs (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ...
A really cool Japanese group – one that works in a style that might be slightly dubbed electro-punk, with lots of frenzied guitars, fast drums, and staccato lyrics – but which has plenty of unusual vibes of its own! The music is sharp-edged and quirky – often a bit unusual when ... read moreCD
A romping little record from the Jovem Guarda years in Brazil – a time when that country was strongly embracing American rock in all its 60s styles – and turning out groovy little records like this! Prini Lorenz works before a live crowd here – in this mix of mod elements that ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Brilliant folk guitar and airy, lovely vocals from Sarah Louise! Deeper Woods is one of the finer modern folk rock records we've heard in a while – and really does run deeper, mixing acoustic and electric instrumentation in unique way – with Sarah singing and playing 12-string guitar, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike ... read moreCD
A pair of albums from British pop singer Lulu – one of which features a surprising collaboration with David Bowie! First up is the self-titled Lulu from 1972, a soulful set from the singer – one that's not nearly as well-known as her late 60s classics, but a record that shows that she'd ... read moreCD
Elliot Lurie looks mighty slick on the cover, and he sounds mighty slick on the set – but in the best way possible! Lurie's got this blue-eyed soul sort of vibe to his lyrics, with a slightly raspy undercurrent – almost Boz Scaggs in approach, and set to backings here that feature a ... read moreCD
A really beautiful album that grew out of the jug band scene of the early 60s – then really took the music in some great new directions! Mel Lyman is the leader of the group here – playing banjo and bluesy harmonica – but he also works with previous jug band partners Geoff ... read moreCD
Joe Maphis was definitely the king of the strings back in the day – a guitarist who was so tight, he had to play a double-necked electric just to give his fingers enough to do – something that wouldn't come into vogue much later, until the 70s arena rock guitarists started to showcase ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Peggy March is a singer with a surprisingly varied career – an artist that most folks know for only her early little girl pop fame – but one who went onto record a very unusual range of sounds as the 60s moved on! RCA was her label, and while she never hit the heights of the charts ... read moreCD
British blues meets LA's Laurel Canyon – a trans-Atlantic (or is it Pacific?) blend that makes for one of John Mayall's most compelling albums of the 60s! The album was recorded after the breakup of the Blues Breakers group – but it still features strong support from Mick Taylor on ... read moreCD
Rob Mazurek just keeps stunning us more and more over the years – growing way way past his earlier straight jazz roots, and even his key work in the Chicago underground – to a level where he's easily encompassing many different styles and genres at once – then finding a way to ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Glittering sunshine pop throughout! MC Squared has a name that may sound like a weak late 80s crossover rapper, but the group's a killer harmony act from late 60s Reprise Records – produced to perfection by Lenny Waronoker, and given the same mix of tight studio and hip undercurrents that ... read moreCD
Beautiful work from Ralph McTell – a British singer with roots in folk music, but an artist who was already finding his own territory by the time of these albums! Unlike other British folkies of the time, who seemed to be heading towards more ancient territory, and were often trying to sound ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
If Charles Manson had got him instead of Sharon Tate, Terry Melcher would have never given us this wonderful record – so we're tipping our hat to Charlie's mistake for this overlooked gem of the 70s! Despite a rich career in the background of the LA scene of the 60s and 70s, Melcher almost ... read moreCD
A landmark album of crossover funk – fuzzed out rock, soul, and jazzy licks all coming into play together – held totally tight by drummer Buddy Miles, the undisputed king of his scene! Buddy's drums are super-heavy – holding down his Freedom Express group with a heavy jazz-rock ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Steve Miller Band —
Rock Love ... CD Capitol/Elemental (Spain), 1971. New Copy ...
A really cool little album from the mighty Steve Miller – a set that's half live, half studio, and fully in possession of all Miller's mighty charms! The guitar is fantastic – and really stretches out on some of the longer tracks – but as always with Steve, he's never slavish to ... read moreCD
The great city of Boston lost Babe Ruth in 1920, and it was pretty much all downhill until the Modern Lovers showed up at the end of the 60s. The two chord proto-punk, pomposity-busting brilliance of Jonathan Richman and his organ-heavy (courtesy of pre-Talking Head Jerry Harrison) Modern Lovers ... read moreCD
(Out of print, pages of booklet are stuck together from some water damage.)
A very cool set of work from Moebius – not the German electronic group of the same generation, but a much lesser-known American duo – although one who also embraced a fair bit of electronics too! The style here is mostly lean, and carved out of keyboards, beats, and lots of other cool ... read moreCD
Never-issued material from the mighty Mojo Men – music recorded in San Francisco in the year before their bigger fame in the 60s – all of it pretty darn great! The tracks here are a great example of the tightness of the group – that razor-sharp blend of garage rock and trippier ... read moreCD
A trio of wonderful albums from Momus – all from his initial years on Creation, presented with bonus tracks too! First up is Poison Boyfriend, the first album that Momus recorded for Creation Records – a label that provided him with a much stronger springboard than before – which ... read moreCD
A trio of late Creation Records albums from Momus – each with bonus tracks too! Hippopotamomus is a set that Momus dedicated to one of his big musical inspirations, Serge Gainsbourg – at a time when so few of his contemporaries had yet to rediscover Serge's genius! And yet like all of ... read moreCD
A great little package – one that brings together two albums by the Monochrome Set – plus loads of bonus material too! First up is Eligible Bachelors – maybe our favorite album ever from Monochrome Set – a record that has the group sounding even sharper than their earlier ... read moreCD
An incredible first album from The Moody Blues – way way different than any of their later high-concept work, and much more in the best soul and R&B-drenched material of the UK mod scene of the time! A number of cuts here are remakes of American soul tracks – including their ... read moreCD
Solo work from Mark Morriss – formerly a member of The Bluetones, but maybe even more striking here as an artist on his own! The album features a compelling mix of covers – songs originally recorded by Jess Conrad, Scott Walker, OMD, Buffalo Springfield, Jesus & Mary Chain, Weezer, ... read moreCD
A set from the farther reaches of the European experimental scene in the 70s – but one that's also not as way-out as you might expect! The original album was pressed in a tiny run that was only sold through art galleries in Switzerland – and it's got a very homegrown feel that has each ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
All 3 Move albums remastered and collected in 1 massive set! This anthology includes basically everything you could ever want by these psychedelic pop maestros – including their self-titled 1st LP, Shazam, Looking On, singles, un-issued tracks, as well as the 1st ever CD version of the live ... read moreCD
(Out of print, please note the slipcover has some edgewear.)
Geoff and Maria Muldaur are really finding their groove here – sounding quite different than their 60s years in the jug band scene, and working with a warmth and jazziness that points the way towards Maria's big solo years too! There's still some roots elements in the music, but the sound of ... read moreCD