A massively tripped out batch of tunes – and one of THE psychedelic classics of the late 60s! Fifty Foot Hose had a sound that was half rock/half electronics – one that well suited their placement on the Limelight label, and which was a perfect bridge between the far side of rock and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First International Sex Opera Band —
Anita ... LP Golden Pavilion (Portugal), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
An insane little record that sounds even wilder than you might guess from the cover – and given that image, that's really saying a lot! The set's kind of a freeform mix of psychedelic rock and sex sounds – recorded in a single day in a Dutch studio with the help of some local ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime sounds from a group who definitely offer up what they promise from their name, but also add in some great extra elements too! The use of flute and voice seems to start in a space that's inspired by Indian music, but also takes off into slightly progressive territory too – very spare, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies! Comes with a big booklet of notes, too.)
Freeway ... LP Peoples Potential, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Not the famous Freeway, of aughties hip hop fame – but instead an obscure 70s group, and one who are equal parts jazzy soul and AOR! Despite their indie roots, these guys have a tight sound that could easily compete with the bigger blue-eyed acts of the time – sharp songs, catchy ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the weirdest tributes to Sgt Pepper's that you'll ever hear – so strange that the Beatles have turned their back on the whole proceedings on the front cover! Jun Fukamachi serves the whole thing up as an album of solo keyboards, both acoustic and electric – with choices of key ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest entries in an unusual genre that began to emerge on the Tokyo scene in the 80s – music created for use in fashion shows by very creatively-minded designers – but at a level that's far from the commercial trash of the American and European scene! Instead, the Japanese ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best and rarest early 70s country rock albums we've been hipped to in years – cut at Johnny Cash's House Of Cash home studio on an invite from Johnny himself – and languished unreleased all these years! Gantr is part outlaw country, part Beats-inspired poet, and this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-issued full album of tracks from Gerry & The Holograms – a very cool duo from the Manchester scene of the post-punk years, and one who work here in a beautifully electronic mode that reminds us of the work of Der Plan, Pyrolator, and some of our other favorite early 80s German ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blue Apple ... LP Teldec/Long Hair (Germany), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A group that's really on fire with this searing second album – the kind of record that could easily take on the biggest American hard rock heavyweights of the early 70s – but which unfortunately never found the fame it deserved! The set's got a brashness that matches the best of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe edition box set – 180 gram red vinyl pressing in tip-on jacket – packaged with a book of new liner notes, a copy of the original City Lights book Howl & Other Poems, a postcard, and 8x10 photo of Ginsberg!)
The one-and-only entry in the Verbatum series from Atlantic Records – a proposed spoken word offshoot of the label – but one that only ever issued this fantastic 60s reading by Allen Ginsberg! As you might guess from the cover's beautiful photograph by Richard Avedon, Ginsberg is at ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice set of crime/cop themes by the great Goblin – scored for this obscure thriller from 1982! Some of the music's a lot more funky than some of Goblin's other scores, with loads of nice keyboards, basslines, and some funky drums – and despite the date of the film, the music feels ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the wildest 70s soundtracks by the Italian horror genius group Goblin – filled with a lot of weird distorted electronics, strangely recorded percussion, and oddly-tuned guitar parts and basslines! The overall feel still has the band's electric slightly funky sound firmly in place, but ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual early 80s project from Goblin – a return to their rock roots from the years before their soundtrack fame – but presented here in a style that's much more 80s overall! Vocals figure as strongly as keyboards here – sung in Italian by Mauro Lusini, but at a level that's ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
House ... LP Columbia/G-Matics (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
Whimsical 70s soundtrack work from Godiego – very much in the same spirit as their catchy albums of the time! The tunes here are mostly instrumental, and have a weird mix of styles – a bit of jazz fusion here, some early electro pop there – and a few more tunes that maybe feel ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A warm, timeless batch of tunes from Golden Smog – by this point a bonafide late 90s neo-classic Americana (none of these fellows ever seemed all that fond of being tagged as "alt-country" so we won't do that to 'em) supergroup – a loose collective over the years which in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. Green colored vinyl with etched vinyl.)
Fantastic freaky sounds by The Golliwogs – the group who later morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival – but who already sound pretty great themselves! The style is close to Creedence, but nicely different too – much more garage rock overall, with the vocals of John Fogerty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums on the legendary Brain label – and a record that's often cited as one of the founding forces of the Krautrock sound in the 70s! By the time of this album, Gomorrha are a very well-oiled group – with requisite roots in beat and prog modes, but a sound that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trauma ... LP Long Hair (Germany), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A group with a biblical name, but a sound that's very down to earth – thanks to strongly soulful vocals from Peter Otten, whose English language contributions really make the record shine! Gomorrah come from a generation of progressive German groups, but this second album has the combo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A triumphant return for The Gorillaz – as improbably (impossibly!?) brilliant as ever! Much like the real life post-millennium culture we all inhabit, The Gorillaz exist in a world both virtual and physical – with artist and conceptualist Jamie Hewlett, singer/guiding force Damon Albarn ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning set from David Grubbs – an artist who's been blowing our minds for decades, and who never ceases to surprise us! This time around, Grubbs mixes longform guitar passages with a slight sense of improvisation at times – adding in trumpet from Nate Wooley on five of the album's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that's as freaky as you might guess from the cover – played by a German jazz ensemble who aren't afraid to let their hair down! The group's biggish, and the music has a great funky big band vibe – especially in the mode of some of the hippest large groups on the MPS label during ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully folksy rock from this obscure Japanese group – an early 70s combo that included Harumi Hosono, years before his more electronic work! The sound of the album borrows a lot from the best of America's late 60s underground folk rock scene – and the production's an amazing blend ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure genius from Roy Harper – one of those artists who's impossible to describe in words – maybe like Scott Walker or Nick Drake – but who will have you immediately falling in love, once you've heard the first few notes of his music! This album is one of Harper's masterpieces ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool pressing – with fold-in "lifemask" gatefold cover!)
The origins of space rock – served up here in an excellent collection of early work from Hawkwind! At the time of these sides, the group was unlike anyone else – not really prog or psych, but also not in the territory of all the later generations they'd inspire – truly an act who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of green & black swirl colored vinyl!)
A lucky number 13 from Lee Hazlewood – one of the artist's last albums during his legendary LHI run of creativity – and a set that marks a really groovy step forward! The music here has all the wit and sharpness of Lee's better-known late 60s material, but there's also a bit of a ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee Hazlewood turns 40 – and we all get to celebrate! The album's another fantastic lost chapter of Lee's career – recorded in London, with production by Shel Talmy, and a spacious overall sound that's really tremendous! The sunburned western sound is still at the core of the session, ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you ever needed a record to convince you of the genius of Lee Hazlewood, this one may be it – as the set's got some of Lee's most incredible songwriting, and some of his coolest presentation ever – even though the album was originally issued only overseas! The vibe here is wonderful ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really interesting album from the great Lee Hazlewood – at one level, a set that's maybe the closest Lee ever came to recording a country album – and at another, a great reworking of the modes he first explored with Nancy Sinatra! It's 1968, and Lee's brought his outlaw cowboy image ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heldon aren't afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve – especially given that the leadoff track here is a nod to King Crimson – with the title "In The Wake Of King Fripp"! And yet while Robert Fripp and his famous group certainly inspired the duo of Richard Pinhas and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully noisy French album from 1977 – quite unlike anything that most of the world was working on at the time – but maybe at a level that was a preface to darker sounds in the years to come! Heldon might be sometimes grouped with the European prog scene of the 70s, but they've ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's nothing on stand by here – as Heldon are moving at full speed right from the start – soaring away in their trademark blend of heavy percussion and electronics! The album's a bit less noisy than their previous efforts, but no less cosmic overall – as side one features a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the headiest music ever made by this legendary French combo of the 70s – long tracks that have plenty of incredible electronics from Richard Pinhas, and plenty of freewheeling moments too! Heldon may have gotten their start in the progressive work, but here they really take off to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimi Hendrix instrumental studio sessions circa 1969 and 1970 – one of best of the "authorized bootleg" releases from by Hendrix estate over the years – with some really great all instrumental jams with the heaviness and drive we know and love, with some looser and more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! First pressing limited to 5000 numbered copies.)
A legendary performance from Jimi Hendrix – recorded at the second Atlanta Pop Festival just ten short weeks before Jimi's death, and a searing set throughout! The concert was the biggest that Hendrix ever played in the US – about 200,000 people in attendance – but the recording ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic record from Gaby Hernandez – a singer we've loved for previous collaborations with Build An Ark and Life Force Trio – but who really knocks it out of the park with this double-length set! The presentation is a bit unusual – in that the entire album is presented with ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A completely wonderful album from Haruomi Hosono – a real watershed not just in his own career, but in the development of mainstream Japanese music too! The set's got the sophistication of the best of the singer/songwriter underground in the US – not just in the lyrical presentation, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic pressing – heavy vinyl, 45rpm playback, with a bonus booklet, and liner notes by Jim O'Rourke!)
Maybe one of the few cases where a completely underground album is worth all the hype it's gotten over the years – not because of its rarity, but because the whole thing burns at a level that's completely amazing for the time! Hunger hail from Portland, and recorded in LA – but they've ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Hurley machine keeps heaving forward – stepping out here in a set of contemporary recordings, but with sounds that are as timeless as anything else we've heard from him before! The album begins with a haunting number that features just vocals and electric piano – but played in ways ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic album from Idle Race – an incredible pre-ELO group that featured some amazing work from a young Jeff Lynne! The music is a great mix of trippy and catchy styles – and in a way, the work here is almost more ELO than some of the earliest albums issued by that band a few years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Timeless avant grooves from Isotope 217! We can remember when these guys were just a loose collective of musicians, playing Miles-influenced spacey jazz jams in unadvertised Monday night gigs at Chicago's legendary Rainbo Room. On record they've metamorphosized into one of the most distinctive ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the fantastic early Capitol albums from the young Wanda Jackson – music cut when she was much more of a rockabilly artist than a country singer – with a raw vibe that maybe set a whole new standard for female work in postwar pop music! Jackson's as bold here as any of her male ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest material you'll ever hear from the legendary Bert Jansch – rare live recordings from his home turf of Glasgow – recorded in the years before his groundbreaking albums, and with a very similar feel! Jansch is already incredible here on guitar – graced of those ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Textbook 70s country badassery from Waylon Jennings! This is one of the most defining moments of the outlaw era, the record which pretty much drew a line in the sand between Waylon Jennings and the Nashville establishment. Billy Joe Shaver's pen and Waylon's authoritative voice marks this as one ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A naked guy, holding a Commodore computer – a image that gives you a very good idea of what to expect here! The songs are all instrumentals, made on the Commdore at a time when that computer was one of the hottest things going – and they're all sexy, slinky numbers that move between ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unreleased sounds from electronic genius Ariel Kalma – and a package that only further deepens our respect for his music! The sound here are even more expanded and spacey than some of Kalma's other music – crafted almost in private security, where he could let his keyboards and ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Surprisingly beautiful sounds from the original Ghost In The Shell feature film – music that's far more organic and acoustic than you might expect, and much more subtle than the usual anime soundtrack! Many moments here almost feel like outtakes from some 80s session for 4AD – maybe ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A startlingly great mid 70s loner folk record by Scott Key – with some of the finest, most artful fingerstyle guitar we've heard on a self-recorded album from the period – and a really strong record that would be right at home on the Takoma label! Recorded in Colorado by Key himself, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Take the title here a bit ironically – as the music is this unusual Korean take on reggae rhythms – maybe more an inspiration from Kingston, filtered through a maturing K-Pop style of the time – although often with some of the qualities that came about when dubbier rhythms were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing music from the legendary Basil Kirchin – a British composer who started out doing more conventional soundtrack material in the decade before – but who here is making music from a range of sonic sources that include both regular instruments and extrapolated sounds from nature! ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mira Kubasinska & Breakout —
Ogien ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Robb Kunkel —
Abyss ... LP Tumbleweed/Future Days/Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
An album that maybe doesn't really fit its title – as the sound here is so warm and enveloping, it hardly feels like stepping into the abyss! Instead, Robb Kunkel works in this cool variant of country rock modes – not the more straightforward styles of the LA scene, but more personal, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest records to come from the British scene in the 70s – a very unique offering from Canterbury poet and singer June Campbell Cramer – done in very close collaboration with the great Kevin Ayers! The style here is near some of Ayers' own recordings, but a lot more far-out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest Mexican groups of the 60s – a combo who mix together beat, garage, and psychedelic sounds with a really wonderful feel – much more like some of the Argentine and Peruvian combos who've been getting more exposure these days! There's definitely an American rock ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Atle Lauve —
Atle Lauve ... LP Preservation (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
Unreleased grooves from the Norwegian scene of the late 70s – recorded by an artist who's clearly in love with American AOR of the west coast scene! The tracks are all pretty darn tuneful and groovy – and feature lots of riffing guitars, tight drums, and warm keyboards – often ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bouncy K-Pop from the 80s – a sweet EP with four different tracks that each have a fairly electronic heart – but which are also touched by the vocals of Jaemin Lee, who looks like quite a swinger on the cover! The sound is a bit like more familiar electronic pop from Japan during the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild solo project from Rita Lee – done after the breakup of Os Mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! There's a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that's echoed by the band's space-style ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from The Left Banke – that most incredible group who managed to knockout a couple big hits, yet somehow got relegated to "cult" status – and this album is nearly as wonderful as Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina! This one might even be more impressive for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastically wild work from the team of Yoko Ono and John Lennon – a set in which Yoko very firmly pulls John into the world of Fluxus, experimentation – on a record that's more of an art piece than most of the other later releases by the pair! Side one is a live piece called "Cam ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy singer – with a really wonderful feel! Birgit hails from Denmark, and has the icy Scandinavian jazz vocal approach of singers like Monica Zetterlund or Karin Krog – equally well suited to standard jazz material, as it is to electric oriented tunes or bossa nova, both of ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful instrumental material from the team of Ryley Walker and Bill MacKay – a recently-recorded acoustic set, but one that feels as if it could have been pulled from the archives of Takoma Records in the 60s! Both Ryley and Bill play acoustic guitars – criss-crossing in these ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You've probably heard the story, or strains of it anyway. Love's secondary songwriter Bryan MacLean, who penned "Alone Again Or" for one, left the group under conflicted circumstances shortly after their masterpiece Forever Changes was released. The consensus seems to be that Bryan, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, March 23.
Manduka ... LP IRT/Ascensionale (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet AOR grooves, served up here in French – which makes for a nice change from some of the more familiar American work of the time! Yet even past the language, the album's got a very special highlight in the keyboard work of Marc Moulin – still very funky here, as in his initial 70s ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very raw set of tracks from two Austrian psych bands of the early 70s – presented here in a pretty bold representation of the original concert from 1973! Mashuun have a style that's maybe a bit more poetic than the more straightforward sound of Magic 69 – but both groups mark an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kind of a second chapter of the legendary Into You album by the American underground combo McKay – material recorded during the same stretch, by the same lineup – but unissued until many years later! The tracks here both precede and follow the core album, and they've got a bit more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unimpeachable metal masterpiece! Master Of Puppets is one of the rare cases when the critical and popular consensuses match right up and are both right on the money – there's just no arguing against this being considered one of the greatest, most influential, and surprisingly timeless ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Metallica's own Blackened label – at a great price!)
One of the few rare rock albums issued on the Enterprise sub-label of Stax – and like a lot of the rest, a set that was produced by the legendary Don Nix! The groove here is a rootsy blend of rock and R&B influences – served up with heavy Hammond amidst fuzzy guitar, bass, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last slice of work to be released from the incredible Monks – a group of American servicemen who rocked the German scene in the mid 60s – and have gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The group's Polydor recordings have been issued and reissued many times – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great reminder of what two guitars can do when they're in the hands of the right people – and with Thurston Moore and Umut Caglar on board, they're definitely in the right hands! Both artists only play electric guitar – but the scope of the sounds here is wonderful – from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dark-edged psychedelia from Steve Morgen – a record that's awasy in hard drums, heavy guitar, and a really aggressive sort of sound! There's a nicely fuzzy, nicely acid quality to the record – one that has the guitar and vocals sometimes tripping out – but still always pushed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Insanely amazing work from Morning Dew – a group who only ever issued one album during their career, but who've gone onto become the stuff of hard rock legends – based on the strength of that set! The seminal record At Last should be in every collection of psych – and the sounds ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In a heavy tip-on jacket, with bonus insert of notes!)
In case you think you stumbled upon the wrong record, these guys are the legendary Motorhead – and on this groundbreaking debut, they play straightforward rock and roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades Motorhead – groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Improvised electro-acoustic music from the Venezuela scene – a record that's been lost to the shifting sands of time, but which is every bit as mindblowing as any of the group's European predecessors – maybe even more so, given that the trio were working in relative obscurity, and ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)
Maybe one of the spookiest 70s records to come from the inspiration of JRR Tolkien – but that's what you'd expect from a record that's named after the Nazgul! The sounds here are much deeper and darker than other Tolkien tribute records of the period – four long tracks listed with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible early work from Willie Nelson – quite different from his outlaw material of the 70s, but equally compelling in its own sort of way! As you'd guess from the title and cover, the set came out at a time when Willie was a real up-and-coming songwriting in country music – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great girl-based punk from the Portland scene of the late 70s – an overlooked quartet who really sound tremendous here in a massive double-length set of tracks! The music is stark and spare – and has a quality that almost makes us feel like we've found a pile of lost Rough Trade ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collision of generations – as giants of the world of 70s and 80s AOR come together to pay tribute to the soulful styles of the years before! At the time, the album was the sort that really made us cringe – since we were such soul purists back in the 90s – but over the years, we' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. Double LP pressing with etched vinyl!)
Late live work from Nico – a set that captures her at a time when she was even moodier than ever! Nico took this strongly dark direction at the start of the 70s, and seemed to just keep on moving that way forward in her final two decades – touching on territory that most other acts ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early work from the great Harry Nilsson – and exactly the kind of record that set him apart right from the start! The tunes are playful, wonderful, and very quirky – yet still sung with this sense of earnestness that sets Nilsson apart from most of the rest of his generation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, March 23.
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, March 23.
A fantastic mix of beats and atmospheric instrumentation – at a level that's maybe a lot more like some of the best of the post-classical underground than it is the earlier generation of downtempo! Nosaj Thing has always had a richer, more complex approach to his music than some of his ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
NRBQ (1969) ... LP Columbia/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
The amazing debut of NRBQ – a set that might come as quite a surprise if you only know some of this group's later work! The New Rhythm & Blues Quintet were maybe one of the first great groups to hail from Louisville – an early part of the legacy that would later include Squirrel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A more human Gary Numan than on the heavier synth rock of his first album and the leaner robotic sound of his second – but very much recognizable as the genius behind earlier breakthroughs! There's some subtle nods to the electronic makeover of pop, soul and even jazz at the dawn of the 80s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The contemporary soundtrack is alive and well in the hands of an artist like Oneohtrix Point Never – brought back to a new sense of intensity that it hadn't had since the early days of electronic pioneers like John Carpenter and David Lynch! Tracks are mostly spare, but striking – and, ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest church rock albums you'll ever hope to hear – and one that's sung completely in German, which maybe obscures the religious nature of the lyrics, and helps you focus on the totally wonderful sound of the instrumentation! The album's from the early 70s, but it's maybe got ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies, includes download – and booklet of notes!)
Sublime early work from Roy Orbison – sounds from that time when the man was really hitting his stride – and creating a style of music that was completely his own! The groove isn't really rock or standard pop – although it certainly owes plenty to both – because although ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roy Orbison's maybe a bit more dreamy than sad on this early album in his 60s run for Monument Records – but he still more than delivers the goods with that fantastic sound that set him apart from all the rest! The production and presentation are amazing – a voice that's heartbreaking, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal moment for the Nashville scene – a time when the city was able to turn its country production talents to the world of pop – and provide the perfect setting for the amazing vocals of Roy Orbison! Roy had recorded previously for Sun, but despite the great track record of that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild! This lost Mutantes LP fits in between Mutantes E Seus Cometas and the Mutantes Ao Vivo LP – and like the latter, it's got a very progressive feel! The band has changed membership (Rita Lee's no longer in the group), and it's clear that they've been listening to a lot of Yes – as ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-overdue return of Mustafa Ozkent – the legendary Turkish guitarist who made some very mad music in the 70s! The style here is a contemporary take on Mustafa's classic records from back in the day – all instrumental, with a heavy focus on his sharp-edged guitar lines – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You'll know Nai Palm for her work with Haiatus Kaiyote – but here, the singer's in a completely different setting – one that's got a fair bit of acoustic elements in the music, but which is still plenty darn soulful overall! The shift almost reminds us of some of the best music from ... (Neo Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You might know Misha Panfilov from his soulful 45s done for the Funk Night label – but here, the Estonian musician is in completely different territory – working alongside partner Volodja Brodsky in a freewheeling blend of acoustic and electric elements – performed live, on ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Black Power ... LP Copperbelt/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
A really raw set from 70s Africa – one that's more rock than Afro Funk, but which has a pretty hypnotic groove overall! The group's heavy on guitars, which are often played in a fuzzy, jamming sort of way – but with different tones and phrasing than American or Anglo psyche groups ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The incredible debut from Pearls Before Swine – a group who were a bit late to the New York folk party of the 60s – but at a level that really helped them evolve past the rest of their scene! The album's sometimes a bit overlooked – as it came out on the mostly-jazz ESP label ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album