Early work from the Alice Cooper band – working in a hard grooving, late 60s psyche and garage rock informed sound, a couple years before the Bob Ezrin produced, shock rock juggarnaut – but still a nicely sinister Detroit rock & roll sound! Alice's sneering, snakelike vocals are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from Alice Cooper and perhaps the first great one – starting the 70s sleaze show win streak with the massive "I'm Eighteen" and an LP full of great, gritty and grimy rock and roll. Bob Ezrin's producing for the first time, and if the songs and the whole show isn't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank pressing in the amended cover, with some wear.)
Pre shock rock psychedelia from Alice Cooper – more of a Detroit reared answer to early Pink Floyd than it is a clue to the early metal horror show to come – and as such, it's actually a heck of a lot better than you might be expecting! Since most people never even heard Pretties For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of wonderful albums from British folkie Mike Cooper – both recorded for the Dawn Records label, in a really genre-breaking style! Places I Know blends Cooper's acoustic guitar and rootsy vocals with some very compelling arrangements from Mike Gibbs – the British jazz talent who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elvis Costello's early 80s foray into 60s Nashville and otherwise country-indebted songbooks – and it's a nice one! Even on his tighter, blistering punk era records, Elvis demonstrated not only the voice, but a great ear for the roots and soul that came before him. He showed some soul love ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A haunting debut from singer Julee Cruise – collaborating with filmmaker/songwriter/producer David Lynch and his Twin Peaks soundtrack composer Angelo Badalamenti on one of the coolest vocal records of the period! This album was a bit underappreciated at the time, perhaps because its loose ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great step forward for The Cryan Shames – a group who started their career singing other peoples' music, but who emerge here with some great songs of their own! There's a brilliant Sunshine Pop feel to the whole record – but there's also some garagey elements that reflect the group's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The breakout album for The Cryan Shames – a wonderfully groovy harmony pop combo from the 60s – one with a sound that's very much the best Sunshine Pop of LA, even though these guys hail from our hometown of Chicago! The vocals come together with a really magical feel – sometimes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 stereo pressing. Cover has wear, center split bottom seam, with some marker & spray paint on the back.)
Cybotron's self-titled record from 1976 – and it's a remarkably prescient set of experimental synth rock instrumentals! It's a bit akin the work of German pioneers like Neu! And Tangerine Dream, but Cybotron is actually the work of Australians Steve Maxwell Von Braund and Geoff Green (not to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bouncy early gem from The Cyrkle – filled with easygoing, impeccable harmonies – and mixed with some wonderful arrangements and production from the legendary John Simon – who's really at the top of his game here, during a short but wonderful run of records for Columbia! Early ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from The Daisy Chain – a very groovy all-girl combo from the Southern California scene of the late 60s – and one with a surprisingly dark sound as well! At some level, there's traces of regular post-folk psyche or sunshine pop in some of the group's work – but at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first LP from Dick Dale And His Del-Tones – about as influential of a genre guitar gem as you could ask for – the great Surfer's Choice from 1962! Hilariously, a question on the top of the back cover reads, "Why Is Dick Dale The Surfer's Choice?", and although we cannot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A damn great compilation of The Damned's first half decade of singles for Stiff, IRS and other labels – from their late 70s glory days, to some seriously underappreciated gems from the first couple years of the 80s! The rawer early singles are certainly as glorious as ever, and with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Danks ... LP Colossus, Early 70s. Very Good ...
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(Promo. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)
Landmark work from The Dead Kennedys – and maybe still one of the greatest punk records to ever come from the American scene! There's so much here that so many other records are missing – razor-sharp instrumentation, a great sense of pacing, and most importantly, a biting wit that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great live work – and the kind of hard-edged fuzzy punk that made Dead Moon a legend right from the start! There's an excellent gritty vibe to the record that maybe even tops the group's studio work of the time – not due to poor recording, but to the way the band really focus their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dead Moon right in the middle of their great 90s run – making music that's so timelessly punk, it could be mid 70s New York, early 80s Los Angeles, or the ongoing underground in the best smaller scenes around the US! The trio have a tremendous sense of power, while doing just a little – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the most perfect summation of the sound of Dead Moon – no-nonsense gritty work that definitely lives up to the image on the cover – and the kind of set that made the trio every bit as powerful as work coming from the New York or LA scenes of the late 70s! The retro punk vibe is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arranged by Joe Renzetti and Richie Adams – and features groovy versions of "Soulful Strut", "Hey Bulldog", and "Touch Me"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)
NEW ... LP Drag City, 2015. New Copy ...
The N.E.W. record from Detroit proto-punk legends Death – whose older music has rightfully been catapulted out of the deep deep underground in recent years, gaining them much deserved widespread recognition – and their first proper new album since 1976 shows that they've still got it! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mighty '69 self-titled set from Deep Purple – not as metallic or hard rock radio ready as their subsequent hit LPs – a deep effort that combined walloping intensity with a far flung blend classical element, proggy changes and bluesy rock! Deep Purple moved on to a much more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & green label UK pressing on Harvest, with a boxed EMI logo. Cover has a little pen on the front and inside the gatefold.)
A great blend of early rock and monster movie aesthetics from The Dynamic Del-Aires – a north New Jersey group who only cut a handful of singles, but also managed a key appearance in The Horror of Party Beach before fading away into obscurity! Despite that short time in the record racks, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A young Sandy Denny, singing with The Strawbs in the years before she left to join Fairport Convention! This material predates the fame of all involved, but represents a key point in the UK folk scene – a time when there was still a bit more influence from US modes of earlier in the 60s, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut of one of the most forward-thinking, longest living, unique pop music phenomenons of the 80s onward! Although Depeche Mode diehards might bristle at being lumped in with pop music giants, you really can't deny that they're often emotionally raw, even morose songs, married with a range of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Tell The Truth", "Bottle Of Red Wine", "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad", "Got To Get Better In A Little While", "Let It Rain", and "Roll It Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Derek & The Dominos —
Layla ... LP Atco, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some moderate wear.)
Live ... LP Blue Sky, 1977. Very Good+ ...
By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the previous year, they took a sharp right turn into cranky sincerity. They did so on a wave of new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the order form sleeve and bonus 45.)
Shout ... LP Warner, 1984. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Snotty New York rock with more than just an undercurrent of comedy running through the beefy tunes, and a heavy dose of good ole cockrock swagger fueling the proceeding! This record by the Dictator's is truly, completely punk – even though the groove is closer to the crotch thrusting of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mookish bombast from The Dictactors – heavy rock, fist clenching anthems, poker-faced parodies of love songs and keyboard peppered songs about a body covered in scabs. No sir, there will never be another Dictators! These guys should have been on kid's lunchboxes and Kiss should been dropped ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mellow masterpiece of sunshine country rock from Dillard & Clark – featuring Gene Clark of the Byrds and Doug Dillard of the Dillards – just a wonderful blend of Cali longhair harmonies, back porch psychedelia and expert Byrds-y tunefulness! Dillard's banjo and some chirping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album