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
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has some wear, staining and peeling paper due to moisture.)
A really obscure Tim Hardin album – recorded in the UK, with the same sort of laidback style as his excellent Suite for Susan Moore – and featuring a bit of guest guitar from Peter Frampton! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Antilles. Cover has some wear, creases, small stickers, a peeled spot from sticker removal, and some pen.)
A dream – and the fab first LP by Harpers Bizarre! The group were one of the strangest pop ensembles operating in the seminal LA scene of the mid 60s – ostensibly a sweet harmony vocal group, but with a strangely childish approach that also had an ear open for the mind-blowing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label mono pressing. Cover has a lightly stained and wavy corner, and a split top seam.)
Wonderful wonderful! The third album by Harpers Bizarre – and one that shows them growing in leaps and bounds with each new release! The record is a sublime fusion of sweet pop California 60s harmonies (ala The Sandpipers or The Lettermen), baroque arrangements with a fake dreamy nostalgia ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of LA's best arrangers cooks up a very cool batch of instrumental cuts to honor the surfing crowd – and it totally transcends the genre! It evokes the mood and the style nicely, but it's not run of the mill surf music at all – but more of a 60s LA studio instrumentals celebration ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small mark from an old sticker – but still a nice copy overall.)
The boldest face of politics on the dancefloor in the early 80s – a tremendous little debut from Heaven 17, formed out of the ashes of the original lineup of Human League! At a time when the League was going a bit soft and pop, Heaven 17 picked up a stronger social agenda than before – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
A true classic by Jimi with the original Experience lineup – the third of three straight up masterpiece LPs to comeout in just over a year's time by the group! You could call the leftfield astral effects in the mix experimental if you wanted to – innovations in the studio with echo, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Hillage —
L ... LP Virgin/Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ...
One of the best-remembered solo albums by Steve Hillage – a record that tightens things up a bit more from his debut as a leader, but which still keeps most of the best progressive elements nicely intact! Hillage has a bit more presence here as a star – but at a slightly fuzzy level ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and peeled spots from moisture at the bottom.)
Some of the most hard-hitting work ever recorded by Humble Pie – and that's saying a lot, given the power of the group on other albums! The performance is very unbridled – really open-ended, at a level that showcases not just the mindbending early guitar talents of Peter Frampton ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Humble Pie —
Smokin ... LP A&M, 1972. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Great early work from Brian Hyland – a singer who's mostly known for his novelty hits, but who has a heck of a lot more to offer! Brian was a really young guy at the time of these recordings, but he sings with a sense of sadness and maturity on some numbers that matches the darkness of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic 60s LA pop from Brian Hyland! Brian had a hit in younger years with "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Polka Dot Bikini" – but this stuff is way way different, and way hip! The record was produced by Snuff Garrett and arranged by Leon Russell and Al Capps, and it's got a groovy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest jazz rock albums to come out of the British scene at the end of the 60s – a record that's filled with tight changes, bluesy overtones, and some wonderfully choppy moments – all played by a legendary lineup that includes Terry Smith on guitar, John Healing on organ, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a split spine, and a name in pen.)
If 2 ... LP Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good ...
The sweet second album from If – a Brit jazz-rock combo with a really great sound! The album was produced by Lew Futterman, the talent behind some of Jack McDuff's large-arrangement albums for Blue Note – and Lew seems to bring in a similar ambitious feel to the set that really brings ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green Capitol label. Cover has some edge wear.)
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some wear.)
A heck of a great record – and we don't mind saying it! After knocking around in territory that ran from new wave to neo ska, retro swing, and other assorted genres, Joe Jackson really emerged with a strong voice on this 1982 classic. The album's a loving tribute to New York – and is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album