Groovier than you might expect – given that the arrangements here are by Bob Dorough and Stu Scharf, who give the record that special touch they brought to a rare few projects in the 60s! Includes a version of Bob's "Love", plus "Poem On A Underground Wall", "Jane ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Screamin' guitar instrumentals, played at top speed and with a great sound that's pure Billy Mure! Check out the great "Firecrackers", complete with sound effects, or other goodies like "Crackerjack", "Dancing Guitars", and "Guitar Theme". Nice stuff, and ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Living stereo pressing. Labels have some pencil.)
A classic bit of mainstream prog from Nektar – a group who were a big part of the German underground of the early 70s, but who also managed to make some waves on this side of the Atlantic as well! Nektar aren't as full-on or focused as some of the prog acts who cracked the charts at the time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kick-ass, drum-heavy instrumentals from Earl Palmer – the player who made some of David Axelrod's work sound great in the late 60s, but who's hitting even harder here! The style's a mix of rock instrumental and R&B modes – with pounding drums from Palmer on all numbers, and bits of ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Paul Paray/John Corigliano/Melba Moore —
Naked Carmen ... LP Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
A weird and wild concept album – a 70s recasting of Bizet's Carmen, with some cool moogy touches, and vocals from Melba Moore! LP, Vinyl record album
Van Dyke Parks is at his finest here – painting a unique picture of early 70s America that's touched with the same mad vision as his classic Song Cycle album! The styles are a bit wider-ranging here – and in a way, Parks seems to draw from a sonic space as wide-ranging as the "disc ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from The Paupers – a mix of searing guitar jams, more easygoing psychedelic pop bigger arrangements, even a little bit of a comic take on Byrdsy country rock– making for a pretty wild mix of sounds, but done with a focus on melodies and catchy grooves. The group is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Tracks include "Non Alignment Pact", "Street Waves", "Real World", "My Dark Ages", "The Modern Dance", "Humor Me", "Heart Of Darkness", "Laughing", "Can't Believe It", "Over My Head", "Sentimenta ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great one from Shawn Phillips – a set that has more of the jazzy tones of his later work coming to the forefront – in a sound that's fuller, richer than before – with larger orchestrations by Paul Buckmaster and Ian Green, and a growing sense of groove that's made Shawn one of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic camp soundtrack to this crazy non-sequel to Valley Of The Dolls. Stu Phillps wrote most of the music, and conducted the instrumental bits, but the bulk of the material's performed by groups like The Sandpipers, Carrie Nations, and Strawberry Alarm Clock. The stuff on here's better than ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a small cutout hole, otherwise nice!)
One of the more unusual albums on ZTT from the 80s, but one of the most compelling too – the only full length set we've ever seen from singer Anne Pigalle, a vocalist who moves easily between French and English lyrics, in a lush summation of the best continental pop of the time! The sound is ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff – a Japanese-only collection of excellent work from French rocker Michel Polnareff – filled with tracks from his best years! Titles include "Gloria", "Je Suis Un Homme", "Holidays", "Qui A Tue Grand'Maman", "Tous Les Bateaux Tous ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet, too. Cover has some light wear.)
Michel Polnareff —
Polnareff's ... LP Disc AZ (France), Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of the best albums ever by Michel Polnareff – with a hip groovy sound that's very much in the Get Easy mode! Polnareff's usual cool style of French pop vocals are pumped up more than usual with some great arrangements by Bil Shepherd and Anthony King, with lots of bass underneath and a ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has some light wear.)
Go! ... LP Arista, 1979. Very Good ...