A great little fuzzy funky rock combo from the late 60s – one that uses electrified horns, fuzz bass, heavy guitars, and lots of organ and electric piano too! The grooves are mostly instrumentals and really revel in the intensity of the fuzz – a bit psychedelic at times, bluesy at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam and split bottom seam.)
An early moment of genius from The Electric Prunes – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were a cut above their contemporaries, and why Warner really backed them strongly right from the start! There's a depth here that rivals some of the group's Sunset Strip contemporaries ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has some wear, staple holes in one corner, and some pen on back.)
A much-needed entry in the too-short career of The Electric Prunes – a rare live performance from the late 60s, and material that's arguably even more hard-burning than most of their studio work at the time! There's plenty of fuzz and a fair bit of freak going on – and the group are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare work from the team of Donnie & Joe Emerson – first brought to light on their obscure outsider album Dreamin Wild – and here featured in a host of previously unreleased tracks! The vibe of the music follows in the same spirit as the duo's few released recordings – kind of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure, but damn great punk record made in the early 80s by Empire – formed by Bob "Derwood" Andrews and Mark Laff, formerly of Generation X – made right around the time their ex-bandmate Billy Idol was conquering becoming a mainstream star with unapologetically ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album from The English Beat – and not only is it one of the most essential of the English ska revival era of the late 70s and early 80s – it's one the most enduring records of 1980 in any genre! The English Beat, like the best of their peers, used ska and rocksteady ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing document of one of the grooviest groups to emerge from the UK at the start of the 80s – not just their three full albums, but almost as much rare bonus material as well! The English Beat came a bit later than the initial wave of Two Tone ska revival groups – and they came ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of best ever albums by The English Beat – one that cemented their status as one of the most creative groups to come out of the ska revival scene! Wha'ppen has lots of fresh instrumentation and experimentation – but that's in service of some tight, insistent songcraft – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of rarer efforts in the Brian Eno canon – originally slated for release on Warner Brothers in 1991 – but was ultimately pulled from the release slate and languished officially unreleased all the up to 2014, when it was included as a bonus disc on the All Saints remaster/reissue of '9 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Equipe 84 —
Equipe 84 ... LP Vedette/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Great beat group sounds from the 60s Italian scene – a debut set from 1965, and one that wasn't far behind the sound of London at the time! Eqiupe 84 sing in Italian, but draw plenty of inspiration from the Anglo world – including a very tuneful approach to their music that's equal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Only the second album from this groovy Italian group of the 60s – but a set that already has them growing in leaps and bounds! The sound here is much trippier than before – lots of cool production touches that make the guitar and vocals especially echoey – and strong use of organ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime early sounds from The Everly Brothers – a collection of 15 tracks from their initial years at Cadence Reocords – a time when the duo were mostly recording in Nashville, and finding a really great way to mix older country harmonies with the nascent sound of rock and roll! Many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the better moments of the underground scene on Atlantic at the end of the 60s – a pretty cool little group led by Noel Redding! There's a few slightly soulful moments on the set that make it nicely appealing to our ears – a bit hippy dippy to be sure, but with some nice drums, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)
Father Yod & The Spirit of 76 —
Kohoutek ... LP Drag City, 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
Freaky cult rock from Father Yod & The Spirit Of 76 – with 2 side-long, untitled jams concerning the comet Kohoutek – or as the group hailed it, a big ball of cosmic energy, and a "thought projection from the eye of God"! Church-y organs, fuzzed out guitars and strange, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Din ... LP Time No Place, 2012. Near Mint- ...
Bryan Ferry, still going strong after all these years – and finding a new sort of sweet space that really seems to make the most of his aging vocal approach! Ferry's still very much in the best modes of his excellent solo records – especially the gems of the late 70s and early 80s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the best-remembered album ever from the all-great Flaming Groovies – and a set with a classic cover image that really lives up to the music! The Groovies have an unusual blend of old school rocking with hipper post-60s sensibilities – almost their own faux-retro sound to rival ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First-ever vinyl release of the Flaming Lips at their most gonzo – the 4 disc set Zaireeka – with each intended to be played simultaneously! Call your friends with portable turntables and make it happen! LP, Vinyl record album
Fleetwood Mac —
Live ... LP Warner, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
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(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
Fleetwood Mac —
Tusk ... LP Warner, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP ...
Overblown for its time, and almost crushed under its own weight – but a record that's lasted surprisingly well over the years! Titles include "Sara", "Tusk", "Walk A Thin Line", "That's Enough For Me", "Brown Eyes", "Save Me A Place" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeves. Cover has light edgewear and an unglued top seam.)
The only album ever issued by Floating Opera – a groovy batch of fuzzy psyche tunes produced by Herbie Mann for his Embryo imprint! The group have a slightly sensitive feel at times – a style that's got bits of the rootsier rock that was showing up on the scene at the time, yet still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild little concept album from the Four Seasons – one that's packaged in newspaper-style cover, and which presents tunes that almost have that late 60s British "snapshots of life" approach to pop – particularly that put forth by The Kinks on Village Green Preservation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-out cover, including the booklet. Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)
A decade of Kim Fowley produced, arranged and recorded madness – proto garage, sleazy surf styled rumbles, pulpy vocal pop, and fuzzy tunes galore – some credited to Kim Fowley and more savage tunes from Bruce & Jerry, Renegades, Mo And Jo, Blue Bells, Althea And The Memories and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rock record, at least from the vocal standpoint – but a set that's also got a very strong grounding in jazz – thanks to a lineup that includes Jason Adasewicz on vibes, Frank Rosaly on drums, and Jason Roebke on bass! Steve Dawson is in the lead on vocals – and has a raspy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first solo set from Peter Gabriel – and a record that was quite a surprise upon initial release – kind of a stripped-down variant of the energy that Gabriel brought to his early work with Genesis, presented in a nicely lean way that allowed for all the best focus on his key ideas! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has a name in pen on the labels.)
A record that some might call the last truly great Peter Gabriel album – and a key cap to his excellent initial solo run! The album's got a deeper feel than before – slightly richer colors, more spiritual themes, and arguably more of a sense of majesty – almost an echo of some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
Gang Of Four —
Hard ... LP Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ...
A bit of an attempt to dive into early 80s mainstream soul – and one that stands the test of time a lot better than we would have expected, despite the super-polished production that all but buries the group's earlier harder-edged style. There's a lot of really nice soulful backing vocals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Spine has some wear.)
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
The third chapter in the strange, but wonderful journey of the George-Edwards group! Chapter III has a much fuller sound than so many of the private press rock gems that are seeing some late love, thanks to deep digging later generations of potential listeners – with some surprising heavy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of glam pop from the mid 70s – presented with a tightly focused sound that's got plenty of grooves on the bottom, and sweetly compressed guitars and vocals over the top! Mike Leander's at the production helm, and the album's kind of a further popification of the older Gary ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Godley & Creme —
L ... LP Polydor, 1978. Very Good ...
What a weird one! This strange little record is one of the few that the team of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley cut after leaving 10CC – and it's a melange of odd songs that take off from the compressed pop style of their former group. Some of the lyrics are a bit silly, but there's also some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
A tremendous debut from this overlooked late 60s group from the UK – a powerhouse that would later go onto fuel bigger groups like Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and Uriah Heep! This initial outing has a surprisingly soulful feel at times – still very rockish in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The excellent first album by Goldfrapp! Alison Goldfrapp's voice had earlier added gorgeous, otherworldly color and texture to records by Tricky, Orbital and others – and her debut full length collaboration with Will Gregory as the band Goldfrapp really stands the test time – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album