Felix Kubin looks a lot like an alien on the cover of this set – and sounds a fair bit like a space visitor in the music as well! The work's got this very cool blend of electronics and playful rhythms – served up in a style that really takes us back to some of our favorite German work ... read moreCD
John Henry Kurtz —
Reunion ... CD ABC/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ...
John Henry's certainly not a name that pops out of the early 70s rock history books – but he did a hell of a job with this rare outing for ABC Records – a set that effortlessly blends southern rock elements with a nice current of soul – all handled strongly by producer Steve Barri ... read moreCD
La Dusseldorf —
Viva ... CD Teldec/Water, 1978. Used ...
A bit of a shift for La Dusseldorf, but a good one too – and a record that has the group reaching even more towards some of the punkish directions initially inspired by their music! The sound's less stretched-out than before – shorter tunes, often with a bit more force, especially on ... read moreCD
The lovely Nicolette Larson, heard here in a special live set from the height of her career – recorded in 1978 by Warner Brothers, but only ever circulated as a promo at the time! The performance is great – and has all those special, sweet touches that we love in Nicolette's studio ... read moreCD
Ken Lauber's the kind of hip, overlooked songwriter who emerged in the generation after folks like Tim Hardin, John Hartford, and Jimmy Webb – able to effortlessly write songs that often tell a little tale of life in the darker stretches of society – but with this slightly redemptive ... 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 moreCD
Way more than just a collection of Jackie Lee's work for EMI in the mid 60s – as the set features almost as many unreleased tunes as it does actually-issued singles! The package offers a great look at the early years of this hip Brit female singer – a vocalist who ranks right up there ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
The complete recordings of The Lee Kings – a wonderfully groovy Swedish 60s group who definitely wore their love of The Beatles on their sleeve! The set begins with the core album Bingo For The Lee Kings – about as perfect a piece of 60s rock as you could hope to find – ... read moreCD
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups of any stripe – and if you ask us, this is among the very best records of the late 60s. . . period! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of swirling organ, electric harpsichord, ... read moreCD
Gentle soft rock from David Lewis – with breezy, easygoing melodies, piano and vocals from Lewis with a more than a little bit of blue-eyed soulfulness – groovy, heart-on-sleeve warmth recorded in London at the start of the 70s! The record was engineered by Robin Cable, who was ... read moreCD
One of the coolest, sexiest, most straight up irresistible French rock & roll albums we've heard in years – a great self-titled gem from Liminanas on Chicago's Trouble In Mind label! Drums, bass, woozy organ and percussion are at the core of the sound – with a raw, neo-classic ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Pop-folk genius from the elusive Bob Lind – two mid 60s albums, both arranged and produced by Jack Nitzsche! Lind's style is way more than typical folk of the time – as his tunes have a fragile sense of poetry that's really beautiful – a bit like the early work of Leonard Cohen, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A pretty sprawling set of sometimes minimalist, sometimes jarring electronic punch press operations from Jan St. Werner of Mouse On Mars and others. This definitely a more "out" project than the cool and bouncy Mouse – a bit more akin to some of the later work of Takemura, with ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
A very unusual album from The Lively Ones – a set that has the group going south of the border, with all of the guitar/surf styles you might expect – but also getting some help from the lesser-known Surf Mariachis, who play on about half of the album's tracks! The notes offer up little ... read moreCD
A really cool record from the late 60s Spanish rock scene – done with a pop-ready simplicity, but accented with some gritty, garage psych touches too! Contrabando features a newer line-up of the group, after Juan Pardo and Antonio "Junior" Morales left the group to for Juan Y ... read moreCD
Lost Aaraaff (Keiji Haino & Shime Takahashi) —
Lost Aaraaff ... CD PSF (Japan), 1970. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Out There ... CD Blue Thumb/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ...
Lesser-known work by Love – recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together tracks from the albums Out Here and False Start – both of which feature the band moving back to basics, working in a harder rocking ... read moreCD
Quite an obscure one by Love – a mid 70s record that actually has quite a bit of soul in the mix! The album almost seems to be going for a Sly Stone approach – expanding the group past Arthur Lee and crew with a host of additional players that include Harvey Mandel, Bobby Lyle, and ... read moreCD
We don't normally think of Indiana in such poetic terms – but leave it to Lonnie Mack to find the hidden beauty in roughness – a quality that seems to emerge more and more in his music as the 70s moved on! This Elektra album from 1971 is a real overlooked gem – quite different ... read moreCD
One of the grooviest 60s albums from Manfred Mann – a hip British soundtrack that really lets them stretch out into some hip new styles! The tunes are still mostly in the jaunty jangle pop mode of Manfred Mann singles from the decade – but they've also got a deeper, more cerebral feel ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
Melodic, warm and pretty wonderful early 70s soft rock from Mason – featuring Ian "Tich" Amey and John "Beaky" Dymond of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mich & Tich in wholly softer mode! It's a record that should have come out on Dawn/Pye in '73, but was never released ... read moreCD
Dude! Back before he was found floating face-down in a swimming pool, ex- (or late-) Stones member Brian Jones put together this landmark bit of trippiness for the Rolling Stones label. Although the music is largely ethnographic, the whole thing's got this neo-colonialist hipster edge to it ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
John Mayall's definitely getting back to his roots here – and he's also getting help from an all-star cast as well! Mayall's vocals and piano are in fine form – almost with a rough-edged Blues Breakers sort of vibe, but sometimes a bit funkier too – in ways that strongly show the ... read moreCD
Possibly one of the best-remembered albums by John Mayall's legendary Blues Breakers combo – thanks to vocals and guitar from a young Eric Clapton! Clapton at this point is way fresher than in later years – not prone to cliches, and still coming across with a raw, edgey power that is ... read moreCD
Ever-adventurous composer, arranger and coronet player Rob Mazurek teams up with similarly creative wanderer Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang, Josh Abrams Natural Information Society and more)! Alien Flower Sutra finds the duo and their guest players crafting a pretty awesome mix of interstellar psych-jazz- ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Motor City madness from the MC5 – a searing batch of work that still has the groups kicking out the jams whenever possible! Guitars are fuzzy, freaky, and full-on – played with plenty of force by Fred Smith and Wayne Cramer, and driven home with some heavy drums by Dennis Thompson ... read moreCD
Rare radio recordings from this Polish hard rock combo at the start of the 80s – a group who have the kind of American classic rock vibe you'd expect from their look on the cover! A decade before, and Mech might have been been prog – but here, they play melodic material with a strong ... read moreCD
Melanie ... CD Buddah/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ...
A seminal self-titled set from Melanie – an album that's still proudly folk in some parts, while also embracing some of the more hard-edge styles of some of her contemporaries too – echoes of soul in some of the rhythms, a bit of grit in the instrumentation – which really seems to ... read moreCD
A rare psychedelic set from late 60s Reprise – the only one we've ever seen from Mephistopheles – a nice mix of hard charged and fuzzy sounds with gritty vocals – and lighter moments flavored by flute and keys! The drums hit pretty hard and sound great and the electric guitar ... read moreCD
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... read moreCD
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
Kim Jung Mi —
Wind ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy ...
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... read moreCD
A wonderful album from psychedelic folk group Michaelangelo – a groovy blend of autoharp led folk tunes that have a much harder hitting groove than you'd think thanks to some searing electric guitar leads, funk-tinged bass, and ultra catchy compositions! When you think of the autoharp, it's ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Again ... CD Poptones (UK), Late 60s. Used ...
The wealth of rare and unreleased material by this fab 60s pop group continues! This excellent set brings together tracks from the Japanese reissues of unreleased material by The Millenium and Curt Boettcher – and features tracks from the CDs The Second Millenium, The Millenium Continues, ... 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
Two amazing albums from the team of Lol Coxhill and Steve Miller – augmented here by a fair bit of previously unreleased bonus work! Both records were issued during the early years of Virgin Records in the 70s – and are of a similar spirit to some of Robert Wyatt's more experimental ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Modern Folk Quartet —
Changes ... CD Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ...
Those in the know can always tell the difference between a hip folk group and some cash-in cats – and these guys are defnitely hip, and work here with a style that really points the way towards so many different Sunshine Pop and pop psych styles to come! The vocal complexity is amazing ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A much cooler folk group than usual for the time – thanks to great work from a young Jerry Yester and Chip Douglas – both of whom create all the right hip currents to live up to the "modern" in their name! The group definitely have that folk harmony style of the time – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
The first-ever full album by Momus – and one of the best singer/songwriter debuts of the 20th Century! No kidding, we think this album is tremendous, and its some of the finest songwriting we've ever heard! Using the general skeleton of Old Testament history, Momus crafts some of the finest ... read moreCD
A wonderful collection of work from the always-great Momus – one of our favorite singer/songwriters of the past 40 years, a talent who really moves forward territory inspired by the work of Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, and George Brassens – and an artist who's given us so much ... read moreCD
Noise guitar legend Thurston Moore meets free jazz drummer Frank Rosaly – in a performance that really seems to open up new paths for both musicians! Moore's got a lot of texture in his work here – and a lot of space at times, too – an ear for notes and sounds that almost ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Moraz Alban Project —
MAP ... CD
2015. Used ...
If the cover here reminds you a lot of the cover of the first album by King Crimson, that's no mistake – as the mighty Morgaua Quartet serve up their own versions of tracks from that record, alongside unique instrumental versions of songs by Genesis and Pink Floyd too! As with the group's ... read moreCD
Surprisingly great string quartet versions of songs by King Crimson, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Yes – played by a group who really get at the spirit of the original versions, while still trying to something very new! We'll be the first to admit that we're usually not the biggest fans of "c ... read moreCD