Classic blues rock from the young Nils Lofgren – with titles that include "Heavy Chevy", "Sad Letter", "She Ain't Right", "Heart On Fire", "Rusty Gun", "All Out", and "Don't Be Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Limited Edition pressing. Shrinkwrap has some small tears.)
Steve Gunn —
Time Off ... LP Paradise Of Bachelors, 2013. Near Mint- ...
Steve Gunn's first album with a full band – which seems a bit strange to say, given how warm and lived-in it feels – and pretty strong one! Steve's guitar is the focus, as it should be, as his playing is incredible – and his somewhat hushed vocals and inviting songcraft seal the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve and download card.)
One of the greatest moog albums ever – all original sounds and tunes from the legendary Bruce Haack! Haack had spent most of the 60s doing small label kiddie records on his own, but this late 60s gem on Columbia is probably his best known work – a masterpiece of short and groovy little ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strange and ultimately very fun set from Nina Hagen circa '83 – with production by Giorgio Morodor that's clearly geared towards an 80s mainstream club soul sound – and the record turns out to be all the weirder because of it! Nina's vocals are as anti-pop as they come, and Morodor's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from this duo – and you'd be hard pressed to argue that "Sara Smile" is less than deserving of its huge hit status for the group, and the track remains a regular in dusty stepper's set rotations here in Chicago! Beyond that the album's as well-crafted a bit of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has moisture staining along the bottom few inches.)
A beautiful album that inspired lots of other artists from Scott Walker to Leonard Nimoy! Like some of the other albums on the Verve Forecast imprint, this set combines the hip, jazzy Verve aesthetic with parent label MGM's pop sensibilities, which add up to some great settings for Hardin's down ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful little album from Tim Hardin – a live session that perfectly sums up all the brilliance of his previous two Verve records, but with an even more intimate, personal vibe! Hardin reprises some of his previous tunes, but also adds in a few more – and works with a very cool ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late 60s psychedelia from the group hardwater – produced by David Axelrod! The group has roots in the Denver surf rock band Astronaughts, but this one and only album by Hardwater is a huge step away from that into a mix of spindly, soaring psychedelic electric guitars and vocal harmonies the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting & a cutout holel in one corner. Vinyl plays with some clicks & pops in spots.)
A brilliant little set from Keef Hartley – a blend of jazz, blues, and rock that's really tremendous – quite different than other efforts of its sort at the time, with a gritty edge that really makes the record stand up strongly over the years! Keef's on drums, and has a great way of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has waviness & flaking due to moisture.)
Alex Harvey —
Next ... LP Vertigo, Early 70s. Very Good ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US swirl label pressing in an orange cover, with radio station stamp and notes in pen & marker.)
Hassles ... LP United Artists, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Massively heavy rock from the Long Island scene – but with lots of tasty Memphis touches! The Hassles are clearly influenced by the mod crossover sound of mid 60s R&B – and they use a lot of organ on the set, mixed with trippy fuzzy guitars, and some occasional vocals in a Traffic-s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage Japanese pressing – non-gatefold, but very nice!)
A great bit of funky rock, with slight bluesy touches – and a hard overall sound that has bits of the San Francisco sound to it, though they were actually from the east coast, and featured a young Billy Joel rocking in an entirely different vein than his later piano-man years . There's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage Japanese pressing, with insert! No gatefold cover, but very nice otherwise.)
The genius of Richie Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing.)
Richie Havens —
On Stage ... LP Stormy Forest, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Richie Havens, Tony Joe White, Lance Le Gault —
Catch My Soul ... LP Metromedia, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ...
Very weird soundtrack to this equally weird film that mixes Shakespeare and religion, and which was directed by Patrick McGoohan! Most tracks have a funky folksy style – with lots of guitar, mixed acoustic and electric, as you'd expect to hear in the work of White or Havens. There are a few ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare vocal outing from Goldie Hawn – recorded early in her career, and kind of a seminal shift away from the goofier side of her Laugh-In years! The style is surprisingly heartfelt, and quite intimate – a bit like that of Claudine Longet's later records at times, which is well suited ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a small sticker spot.)
Brassy jazzy hard and tight little tracks from this blue-eyed southern soul brother – with production by the great Huey P Meux. The album's core is a rocking southern sound, but there are definitely more soul elements here – and the heavy drums on the set make it super nice and funky! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Was there a sexier 70s celebrity than Joey Heatherton? It's hard to think so – and while we certainly remember her from countless variety show appearances at the time, it's actually a bit hard to remember her as a singer (something that's due, no doubt, to the fact that we were so busy ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not experienced? Well, this album will help push you over the top – as it's done for decades of listeners from the heyday of young Jimi Hendrix all the way up to the present! The set's a classic through and through – a blueprint not just for the genius of Hendrix, but for generations ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. NOTE – This copy comes in a mis-assembled cover, with the front image applied upside down.)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most tripped-out records to ever come out on the Mainstream label – a really jamming set of guitar-heavy electric tracks with a killer groove! Henry Tree is a trio that features Leroy Markish on guitar and lead vocals, Carmen Castaldi on drums and Charles McLauughlin on bass. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early Memphis instrumental set on Hi Records – a bit rock, a bit soul – with a group that includes Willie Mitchell on trumpet and organ, Reggie Young on guitar, Jerry Arnold on drums, and Carl McVoy on organ and piano! (Soul, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Jacques Higelin —
Crabouif ... LP Saravah (France), Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Weird mix of avant garde vocal poetics and folksy songwriting, with a sound that recalls some of the sparer, wilder Caetano Veloso records, but which also has a much warmer French feel. One of the gems from the Saravah label, and the kind of obscure French pop record that you spend years looking ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in a very nice gatefold cover!)
The third solo album from Steve Hillage – a much more focused effort than before, and a record that features production from Malcolm Cecil of Tonto's Expanding Head Band! The album's still got plenty of trademark Hillage guitar work, but it's also got a fair bit more focused tunes than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)
The sweet, lovely and lush full length debut of Mary Hopkin for Apple Records! Mary's vocals are fragile and sweet, and Paul McCartney's production frames it like a pillow on the softer tunes – with light bits of acoustic guitar – and makes are sound like the queen of all natural on ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album