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
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
A late 60s Mexican set – but one that has the rootsy, folksy feel of a set from the American underground of the early 60s! Reinhold sings in English throughout, with mostly his own acoustic guitar for backing – yet the music ends up with a trippy feel that really matches the cover ... 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
Thurston Moore with Tom Surgal —
Not Me ... CD Fourth Dimension (UK), 1996. Used ...
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
Van Morrison at the height of his solo powers – working here in an extended live set that opens up with all the genius for vocal expression and inflection he developed during his initial solo years at Warner Brothers! The setting is perfect to show the growing confidence Morrison has in his ... read moreCD
A really heavy little record from The Move – one that has the group picking up a lot more fuzz and bottom-end power than before – and coming across with a record that might be their most sinister to date! All the best elements from before are still in the mix – that strong sense ... read moreCD
A hell of a stunner from The Move – the group's first full album, and a set that burns beautifully on so many different levels! The set's almost equal parts mod and psych – with all the sharpness of the former, and lots of the fuzz and inventive production of the latter – served ... read moreCD
The Move are looking a bit fuzzier here than in their earlier years – and they're sounding a bit fuzzier too, but in a way that's totally great! The group's down to a quartet, which seems to bring even more focus on the great vocals of Carl Wayne, and heady guitar of Roy Wood! There's a ... read moreCD
A hugely expanded version of this unique early EP from The Move – a set that has the group playing live in a small London club – and turning out tunes that include a fair bit of remakes from other groups of the 60s! The record showcases the group's grittier side – and has them ... read moreCD
Rarer 60s material from the great Moon Mullican – the complete I'll Sail My Ship Alone and Mr Honky Tonk Man LPs on a single CD! I'll Sail My Ship Alone isn't a solo set from the pivotal piano rock & hillbilly music pioneer – but a fun, no frills set of honky tonk piano gems by ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
One of the sweetest girl groups of the 60s – finally given their due in this great collection of work for the Chattahoochee label – most of which appears here on CD for the first time ever! The Murmaids were a wonderful trio with this beautiful harmony sound – one that echoed the ... read moreCD
A beautifully moody record from Larry Murray – an artist you might guess as being a country rocker from the title and his cowboy hat on the back cover – but one who, like some of the best from this generation, really has a lot more to offer overall! Murray's working here in hip ... read moreCD
A huge assortment of material from garage groovers The Music Machine – including the complete (Turn On) The Music Machine LP from 1966 – plus a wealth of surprisingly deep singles, alternate versions, and a whole bonus CD of unreleased material! Music Machine is best known for the ... read moreCD
A raw quintet with a classic garagey groove – a sound that takes us right back to the glory days of The Seeds and Sonics – produced to perfection by the Daptone team, with a sound that's every bit as vintage as their work on soul and funk! These guys are a perfect group to kick off the ... read moreCD
A great relic from the cold wave scene of the early 80s – material that was originally issued on a small-run cassette, mostly as a demo for the group – but more than strong enough to finally be released as a full-length album! Mystery Plane work here in a spare, electric style that has ... read moreCD
An instant party from drummer man Sandy Nelson – easily one of the grooviest instrumentalists of the 60s! Nelson had a vibe that was right up there with The Ventures for pure instrumental rocking – but unlike The Ventures and others of their ilk, Sandy's main instrument of choice was ... read moreCD
One of our favorite albums ever from the genius moment of late 60s Warner Brothers – a set we'd rank right up there next to our favorites by Van Dyke Parks and Harper's Bizarre! The set's billed as a "phonograph opera", written by Tupper Saussy – and it's served up with these ... read moreCD
The second sublime album from Neon Philharmonic – and one that seems to go even deeper than the first in its blend of ambitious musical themes and mature lyrical ideas! The presentation here is even more symphonic than on the first record – but at a level that's never soppy or sleepy ... read moreCD
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... read moreCD
Nine Inch Nails —
Fragile ... CD Nothing/Interscope, 1999. Used 2CD ...
The only album ever from this trippy little combo from the 60s Berkeley scene! Notes From The Underground were contemporaries of Country Joe & The Fish, and share a similar mix of folk and country-styled roots mixed with a bit of pre-hippie rock – but their overall sound is a bit more ... read moreCD
Nigel Olsson's probably best known for his work on the drums with Elton John during the singer's run of early 70s classics – but he steps out here on his own as a lead act, with a vibe that very much fits his open-shirt look on the cover! The set's got a well-produced AOR vibe – and ... read moreCD
Subtle grandeur from experimental rock icon Jim O'Rourke! He's pulled off a really incredible trick here – delivering what may very well be his most richly textured and artfully arranged work – but he does that in the form of warm, endearingly straight forward songwriting, rather than ... read moreCD
Osanna bring in a bit more English to their lyrics than on previous records – but the vibe here is still strongly Italian prog, with all the best elements firmly in place! So many other folks tend to describe this scene by referencing bigger British acts – like Yes or Genesis – ... read moreCD
Heavily percussive jamming from the Italian scene of the early 70s – an album done in collaboration with Italian soundtrack composer Luis Bacalov – who handled all the arrangements and orchestrations for the record! The core approach is a harder take on modes explored by Bacalov and ... read moreCD
Richard Page and his Pages group come on with a bit more force here on this second sweet set from the 70s – but they're still working strongly in the soulful blend of AOR rock and fusion they delivered on their debut! Pages have a vibe that's a bit like Loggins & Messina or Boz Scaggs at ... read moreCD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)
Pages ... CD Epic/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ...
A 70s classic from Pages – a group that's headed up by singer Richard Page, but which also features some key studio players of the time! There's a mix of soulful elements amidst more mainstream modes – a vibe that's definitely AOR, but hipper too – of that really special blend ... read moreCD
The title's no lie – as the mighty Earl Palmer has handled the drums on countless rock and soul classics – and also cut some great records on his own! And while Earl's got a huge legacy that even extends through studio work in the 70s, and famous projects with David Axelrod – ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Pan Sonic —
A ... CD Blast First, 1999. Used ...
A heady heady album from the Austrian scene of the early 70s – and one by a group that's really unlike anyone else we can think of! Paternoster are completely dark and brooding – often building their music at a pace that's a lot slower than prog, as the guitars and keyboards layer in ... read moreCD