One of best ever albums by The English Beat – one that cemented their status as one of the most creative groups to come out of the ska revival scene! Wha'ppen has lots of fresh instrumentation and experimentation – but that's in service of some tight, insistent songcraft – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Equipe 84 —
Equipe 84 ... LP Vedette/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Great beat group sounds from the 60s Italian scene – a debut set from 1965, and one that wasn't far behind the sound of London at the time! Eqiupe 84 sing in Italian, but draw plenty of inspiration from the Anglo world – including a very tuneful approach to their music that's equal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Only the second album from this groovy Italian group of the 60s – but a set that already has them growing in leaps and bounds! The sound here is much trippier than before – lots of cool production touches that make the guitar and vocals especially echoey – and strong use of organ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic, caustic early 80s greatness of The Fall – using slightly less grimy production than their earlier output, but not enough to smooth over their inherent rough edges, with terse chords, and crazy smart rants from Mark E Smith! Tracks include "Middle Mass", "An Older ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the better moments of the underground scene on Atlantic at the end of the 60s – a pretty cool little group led by Noel Redding! There's a few slightly soulful moments on the set that make it nicely appealing to our ears – a bit hippy dippy to be sure, but with some nice drums, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)
Father Yod & The Spirit of 76 —
Kohoutek ... LP Drag City, 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
Freaky cult rock from Father Yod & The Spirit Of 76 – with 2 side-long, untitled jams concerning the comet Kohoutek – or as the group hailed it, a big ball of cosmic energy, and a "thought projection from the eye of God"! Church-y organs, fuzzed out guitars and strange, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Din ... LP Time No Place, 2012. Near Mint- ...
Totally great work from Italian sound library composer Paolo Ferra – working here in an extended instrumental mode with a very trippy feel! The music is more instrumental rock than the usual sound library material you might expect – almost like Ummagumma-era Pink Floyd, with these slow- ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bryan Ferry, still going strong after all these years – and finding a new sort of sweet space that really seems to make the most of his aging vocal approach! Ferry's still very much in the best modes of his excellent solo records – especially the gems of the late 70s and early 80s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the best-remembered album ever from the all-great Flaming Groovies – and a set with a classic cover image that really lives up to the music! The Groovies have an unusual blend of old school rocking with hipper post-60s sensibilities – almost their own faux-retro sound to rival ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First-ever vinyl release of the Flaming Lips at their most gonzo – the 4 disc set Zaireeka – with each intended to be played simultaneously! Call your friends with portable turntables and make it happen! LP, Vinyl record album
Fleetwood Mac —
Live ... LP Warner, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
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(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
Fleetwood Mac —
Tusk ... LP Warner, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP ...
Overblown for its time, and almost crushed under its own weight – but a record that's lasted surprisingly well over the years! Titles include "Sara", "Tusk", "Walk A Thin Line", "That's Enough For Me", "Brown Eyes", "Save Me A Place" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeves. Cover has light edgewear and an unglued top seam.)
A wild little concept album from the Four Seasons – one that's packaged in newspaper-style cover, and which presents tunes that almost have that late 60s British "snapshots of life" approach to pop – particularly that put forth by The Kinks on Village Green Preservation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-out cover, including the booklet. Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)
A decade of Kim Fowley produced, arranged and recorded madness – proto garage, sleazy surf styled rumbles, pulpy vocal pop, and fuzzy tunes galore – some credited to Kim Fowley and more savage tunes from Bruce & Jerry, Renegades, Mo And Jo, Blue Bells, Althea And The Memories and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rock record, at least from the vocal standpoint – but a set that's also got a very strong grounding in jazz – thanks to a lineup that includes Jason Adasewicz on vibes, Frank Rosaly on drums, and Jason Roebke on bass! Steve Dawson is in the lead on vocals – and has a raspy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first solo set from Peter Gabriel – and a record that was quite a surprise upon initial release – kind of a stripped-down variant of the energy that Gabriel brought to his early work with Genesis, presented in a nicely lean way that allowed for all the best focus on his key ideas! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has a name in pen on the labels.)
Peter Gabriel at the top of his solo game – tight, focused, and coming across with a nice sort of edge – one that really sits nicely in the same late 70s generation that includes Bowie in Berlin, early Talking Heads, and some of the darker-minded work on the left side of the mainstream ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that some might call the last truly great Peter Gabriel album – and a key cap to his excellent initial solo run! The album's got a deeper feel than before – slightly richer colors, more spiritual themes, and arguably more of a sense of majesty – almost an echo of some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, track 3.)
Gang Of Four —
Hard ... LP Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ...
A bit of an attempt to dive into early 80s mainstream soul – and one that stands the test of time a lot better than we would have expected, despite the super-polished production that all but buries the group's earlier harder-edged style. There's a lot of really nice soulful backing vocals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Spine has some wear.)
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
The third chapter in the strange, but wonderful journey of the George-Edwards group! Chapter III has a much fuller sound than so many of the private press rock gems that are seeing some late love, thanks to deep digging later generations of potential listeners – with some surprising heavy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of glam pop from the mid 70s – presented with a tightly focused sound that's got plenty of grooves on the bottom, and sweetly compressed guitars and vocals over the top! Mike Leander's at the production helm, and the album's kind of a further popification of the older Gary ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Godley & Creme —
L ... LP Polydor, 1978. Very Good ...
What a weird one! This strange little record is one of the few that the team of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley cut after leaving 10CC – and it's a melange of odd songs that take off from the compressed pop style of their former group. Some of the lyrics are a bit silly, but there's also some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
A tremendous debut from this overlooked late 60s group from the UK – a powerhouse that would later go onto fuel bigger groups like Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and Uriah Heep! This initial outing has a surprisingly soulful feel at times – still very rockish in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early 80s album, but one that's definitely got the timeless feel of Gwydion's look on the cover – every bit what you might expect from a guy who calls himself The Faerie Shaman! The tunes are folksy, but with an ancient vibe that's a bit like some of the UK acid folk scene of the 70s, ... 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
What can we say? These guys are one of our guiltiest pleasures from the early 80s – a sweet little new romantic group, with touches of the jazziness that was showing up in some of the post-punk Rough Trade groups of the time. Nik Heyward's on lead vocals, not nearly as cloying as he was in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album