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
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)
I Ribelli —
I Ribelli ... LP Contempo (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
A very groovy group from the Italian scene of the 60s – one that clearly draw a lot of inspiration from both American soul and the garage underground – which is then fused into this really unique Italian language style of its own! There's plenty of fuzz on the guitars, and lots of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the earliest efforts from percussionist/electronic musician Andre Centazzo – an artist who'd later go onto start his own label named after this set, and record famously with Steve Lacy! This group's a trio – with Centazzo on drums and electronics – plus Armando Battison on ... 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
One of the wildest records of the early 70s – and it's still pretty darn hard to argue with the power of this one – even if the meddling of the producers is nearly as legendary as the album itself! There's still such a manic energy to the original release mix – one that clearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A madly trippy soundtrack, played by a pre-Can lineup that includes Irmin Schmidt on vocals and guitar, Holger Czukay on bass, and Jacki Liebezeit on drums! The tunes here are hardly what you might expect from a conventional 60s film score – and really rock out with the same sort of quality ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy sounds from Iron Butterfly – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Did power pop ever get any more perfect than this? It's hard to think so – and more than 25 years later, this album's got a raw power that's still undeniable! The album features The Jam at their early best – still with the rougher punky edges firmly in place, but also able to bring in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second set from the Jam, and a great batch of sharp post punk cuts for Mods young and old! Whether it's anthems like the title track and "All Around The World", their rousing taking on Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" or mellower numbers like "Tonight At ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US white label promo, with inner sleeve! Cover has a special "attention programmers" sticker from the label – warning about some language!)
We're sure you know the group from their mega-hit oldie title cut – a garagey tune with a very catchy hook – but you might also appreciate them for the soulful finish they put on other tracks on this set, clearly inspired by groups on Atlantic, and going for a blue-eyed soul approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age, a small name in pen on back, and a piece of clear tape holding a center split on the bottom seam.)
James Gang —
Yer Album ... LP Bluesway, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Early brilliance from Joe Walsh – whose guitar and vocals are amazing here! Titles include "Take A Look Around", "Funk #48", "Bluebird", "Collage", "Lost Woman", and "Fred". LP, Vinyl record album
(ABC pressing. Cover has light wear and small initials in pen.)
A great late record from Jan & Dean – with songs that are centered around a rainy theme that's touched by sadness and darkness – a strange setting for the sunny Jan & Dean vibe, but it's one that works really well! The behind-the-scenes story is fascinating here – as Jan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has some wear and sticker remnants.)
Japan ... LP Virgin/Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ...
One of the few US releases by this UK group that gave the world David Sylvian – not to mention Mick Karn, Steve Jansen, and Richard Barberi! The material finds the group really starting to get interesting – and titles include "Art Of Parties", "Visions Of China", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)
Jarvis Street Revue —
Mr Oil Man ... LP Columbia/Lion, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
The one-and-only early 70s album by Thunder Bay, Ontario psych heavies Jarvis Street Revue – rumbling rhythms and searing guitars – plus horns, wild vocals and trippy effects! The group have songs that seek rugged, natural living and environmental justice – but the music is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach that brought them to bigger and bigger audiences! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-base ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last studio effort from Jefferson Airplane – and an underappreciated gem! At this point, Airplane was on the descent, landing gear in place – with the foundations for band's one-time side projects Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna ready to relaunch as primary projects. That said, it' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-out cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a couple of small rips on the fold-outs & some light wear.)
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some moderate wear.)
Rare electronics from Mark Jenkins – a seminal figure on the UK scene, and someone who contributed his talents to artists like White Noise and Arthur Brown! The music here is all analogue, but it was oddly recorded at the start of the digital age – obscure early 80s sides that Jenkins ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early work from Jethro Tull – a formative set that really has the group deepening both their themes and their music! Titles include "A New Day Yesterday", "Back To The Family", "Fat Man", "Reasons For Waiting", "Nothing Is Easy", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label Reprise pressing, with pop-up. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam.)
Jethro Tull's classic prog album–or is it a parody of a prog album? The LP-length "song", filled with dense lyrics, alternates between hard rock, English folk, and classical. LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing early pressing – in the full newspaper-like cover.)
Jethro Tull —
This Was ... LP Reprise/Chrysalis, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ...
Funky bluesy flutey magic from The Tull – includes a wonderful version of Roland Kirk's "Serenade To A Cuckoo" – plus "My Sunday Feeling", "Dharma For One", "It's Breaking Me Up", and "Song For Jeffrey". LP, Vinyl record album
Timeless rock & roll from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – an indie rock pioneer who simply doesn't get the credit she deserves for shattering the glass ceiling for both women and independent souls in mainstream rock in the early 80s! Includes the hit title track and her cool cover of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimmy Eat World —
Futures ... LP Interscope, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
David Johansen wipes off the lipstick and kicks off his heels for this first solo set –sans drag, we're left with a normal looking dude – and one hell of a great, still glam-sounding record that's right up there in excellence with his New York Dolls canon! Wow, is this ever underrated. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sure, Rickie Lee Jones went onto become a bit of a cliche in later years, but this early album's still got an undeniable power – and was a great breath of fresh air, at a time when it seemed like most of modern music was forgetting its roots! What is it with the LA scene from the 60s onward ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stellar solo debut of Janis Joplin – fronting her own Kozmic Blues Band after the break from Big Brother! The raw emotion of her voice is as impressive as ever here – and there is more of a rockin' blues vibe here than on her earlier records – thanks the killer horn section ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some light wear.)