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
Gift ... LP Polydor, 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
The final proper album by The Jam! The Gift is a far more diversely soul-steeped set of tunes than anything they'd done up to this point – and in hindsight, it feels more like a starting point for Paul Weller's career to come than a final album for The Jam! While they're working more soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic opening salvo from The Jam! In The City finds the band in prime form right out of the, already blending their love of 60s beat and R&B with fast, infectious energy of first wave punk rock. They stood out from the pack tremendously back in the day, and that uniqueness kept the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Jam close out the 70s with one of their greatest records – one that shows Paul Weller's songwriting skill in much more impressive light than on their earlier albums! Weller's really come into his own here as sharp-witted chronicler of daily life here, particularly from point of view of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Snap! ... LP Polydor, 1983. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
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(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)
A great later record by The Jam – a little bit of a step back into a rawer sound than they're somewhat slick sounding Setting Sons from the year before – but it's ultimately a pretty big creative step! While the sound a little more raw than on Setting Sons, The Jam is diversely inspired ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from The Jam, and it's pure aural dynamite after all this years – 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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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.)
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
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.)
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
An early gem from Jethro Tull – and a set that has the group really reaching forth with some of their more complicated, jazz-based musical impulses – while still holding onto some of the rawer power of the early days too! The album's lesser-known than some of the group's earlier hits ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit of old, and a bit of new – and includes some great live material on the second half, including the extended "By Kind Permission Of" and "Dharma For One" – and the great "Christmas Song". Other titles include "Bouree", "Song For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, with green labels – in hardcover book-like design, with booklet. One of the LP pockets has a center split on the bottom seam.)
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.)
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 glammy sounding record that's right up there in excellence with his New York Dolls canon! Wow, is this ever ... 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
Janis Joplin —
Pearl ... LP Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ ...
The sound of a legend – a raw rocking classic from Janis Joplin – arguably the most perfectly-formed record from her all-too-short run in modern music! There's a focus here that's even sharper than before – and a rising of the funky undercurrents that Janis always had in her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Dead Man ... LP Hookah/Numero, 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
A rare slab of underground hard rock from Josefus – circa 1970, and a good half decade ahead of its time! It's got a walloping, fuzz-drenched blue rock swagger you might expect from subterranean TX rockers at the time – but the Zeppelin-y vocals, and overall dark and sludgy Sabbath-y ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the weirdest albums to ever come out on Scepter Records – one of the label's few psych offerings, and a real monster all the way through! The enigmatic Joseph hails from Texas, and he's got the same weird blend of fuzzy elements and bluesy roots as some of the most freewheeling groups ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Escape ... LP Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
With the classic "Don't Stop Believin" – plus "Keep On Runnin", "Open Arms", and "Who's Crying Now". LP, Vinyl record album
Much as we love the legendary debut from Joy Division, we love this second album even more – as the whole thing's a perfect realization of their genius – and such a strong step forward, it still pains us to remember that singer Ian Curtis was taken from us all too soon, and the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – and a very nice job with the cover!)
The last full chapter in the legacy of Joy Division – an album that ws issued in the wake of the untimely early death of Ian Curtis – a special double-length set that brought together all the unreleased material at the time! The package features a number of tracks that the group were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful package – very heavy vinyl, and a very well-done cover!)
Joy Division may have only existed for a few short years, but the group left behind plenty of substance in their work – a tremendous legacy that included two seminal albums, and a wealth of singles and unusual tracks – a good deal of which are collected in this set! This collection ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning little record – and one that still chills us to the bone after all these years! The set's the first (and one of the few) from Joy Division – and really set a whole new standard for the post-punk underground – thanks partly to the group's brooding sense of darkness, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy vinyl – and a texured cover, like the original UK pressing!)
Sweet folk rock from the Bay Area scene of the early 70s – a record that's very much in keeping with some of the criss-crossing of styles going on at the time – mostly rock, but with touches of folk, a consciousness of rootsier blues, and an overall laidback and hippie-warm style! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible lost work from the LA scene of the mid 80s – not punk, not metal, not paisley underground, and instead something completely different altogether – a spare acoustic set with a moody vibe that's instantly timeless! The duo of David Kauffman & Eric Caboor are almost an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great great work from Keith – one of those overlooked pop talents of the 60s, but one who really came across with a great sound at the time – kind of a mix of Burt Bacharach arrangements with a pop psych sort of edge! The tunes are sweet, but swinging too – and Keith's got this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and a peeled spot on the spine.)
An album so heavy, it blew plenty of minds when first released at the end of the 60s! This set's the first-ever utterance from the King Crimson empire – the initial outing of the group, which featured Greg Lake on vocals, and lots of airy, darkly atmospheric guitar from the legendary Robert ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway address pressing.)
King Crimson —
Lizard ... LP Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A real standout from Ray Davies and crew – heavy-hitting here with guitars that seem a bit more amped up than usual, and a slight post-punkish groove that's almost a reinvention of the group's sound for an 80s new wave market! The album's a surprisingly hard rocker in parts, and has a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's hard to go wrong with The Kinks at this point in their career – a time when even at their most basic, the group had something special that set them apart from most of their contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to most of the music here – an aspect that Ray Davies ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album