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✨✧ VariousCrazy Rhythms Of Mata Hari – Rolling Rockabilly, Hot & Cool Hillbilly, Wild Western Swing, Sleazy Listening, Sinuous Soul, & Slinky R&B ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A much more American-styled set of tracks than you'd guess from a record with Mata Hari in the title – mostly work from the hillbilly and R&B sides of the spectrum – pulled from a range of rare singles from the 50s! The vibe is a nice twist on some of the other compilations on the Stag O Lee label – and like the best of those, the mix here features very obscure numbers alongside tracks that might have been big in their day, but have really been lost to the shifting sands of time – nicely revived here for a new generation. The set's got an especially great way of being color-blind to divisions between genres that some folks might insist on – and in a way, maybe more reflects the on-the-ground listening patterns that happened back in the day. Titles include "Doggonit" by Jimmy Spellman, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "Rock A Billy Gal" by Hayden Thompson, "Black Cat" by Tommy Collins, "Snake Eyed Mama" by Al Casey, "Rocket 88" by Bill Haley & His Saddlemen, "Ghost Train" by The Swanks, "Rattlesnake Baby Rattlesnake" by Joe Johnson, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver, "Snake Charmer" by Mad Man Jones, "Cajun Queen" by Red Sovine, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, and "Fever" by Jim Tyler. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Terry AllenLubbock (On Everything) (deluxe edition) ... LP
Fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his music is much more underground than theirs – maybe only ever designed to be put forth in an intimate club setting, late in the night – where the very conversational style of Allen's songs almost make them feel like barroom musings of a cat who's seen a heck of a lot of life on this planet, but still very able to peer into the souls of those he comes across. This double-length set is Allen's masterpiece – originally issued on a small pressing back in the 70s, and very much an alt-country relic – but from a time when such a thing didn't even exist. Titles include "Cocktails For Three", "High Plains Jamboree", "Amarillo Highway", "Lubbock Woman", "Rendezvous USA", "The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma", "Truckload Of Art", and "The Pink & Black Song". Great reissue – with corrected sound, and a huge booklet of notes on Allen – with essays by David Byrne and others. (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
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Danny Elfman/Oingo BoingoForbidden Zone (colored vinyl) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Varese, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The classic cult soundtrack by Danny Elfman and The Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Bongo – a lot more indicative of Elfman's pre-Hollywood era, with crazy songs and sounds that are perfectly suited to the film's odd mishmash of Max Fleischer cartoon and early big band jazz inspired lunacy! (Soundtracks, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 – on lime green vinyl!)

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✨✧ KinksSleepwalker (180 gram pressing) (2016 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Arista/Friday Music, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A nice transition from the overwrought concept albums of mid 70s Kinks – and a shift into tighter, shorter, more condensed tunes that got the group firmly back on track! The concepts here are each confined to the space of a single tune – taking Ray and the group back to the best approaches of their initial 70s recordings – and coming up with a few really catchy numbers in the process! Titles include "Sleepwalker", "Sleepless Night", "Brother", "Full Moon", "Life Goes On", "Stormy Sky", and "Mr Big Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Premium HQ-180 vinyl pressing – by RTI!)

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Gruppe SOKDer Grune Vogel ... LP
Black Pearl (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A set that's as freaky as you might guess from the cover – played by a German jazz ensemble who aren't afraid to let their hair down! The group's biggish, and the music has a great funky big band vibe – especially in the mode of some of the hippest large groups on the MPS label during their late 60s/early 70s golden years – a mode that was probably a strong inspiration for these guys too! Ulrich Gumpert is upfront on Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and a bit of acoustic piano – but there's also some very tight horns on many tracks, a strong electric bass and guitar in the rhythms, and some vocals from both Gumpert and female singer Barbara Volz – who can scat in a very cool way! A perfect balance between jazz, psych, and funk – with tracks that include "Modifikation", "Bruder John", "Sok Oriental", "Strandgut", "Fenster Auf", and "Du Lebst In Einer Grossen Stadt". (Jazz, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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BeckGuero ... LP
Interscope, 2005. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
The return of avant pop/hip hop-inspired, playful and fun Beck after the stunning turn into melancholy and more baroque pop sound of Sea Change a couple years prior – working once again with The Dust Brothers! To Beck's credit, Guero doesn't sound so much like a throwback to "classic Beck" as much the next step forward, and it's a solid one full of memorable songs, oddball rap-inspired vocals, catchy choruses and freewheeling production. Titles include "E-Pro", "Girl", "Black Tambourine", "Scarecrow", "Go It Alone", "Farewell Ride", "Rental Call", "Emergency Exit" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Verve, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice gatefold pressing – with the original peel-off banana sticker on the cover!)

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✨✧ Johnny CashJohnny Cash At Folsom Prison ... LP
Columbia/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only cemented his persona as the real deal, but carries an air of dizzying emotion throughout the set. Appropriately filled with his darkest tunes, Folsom is one of the few cases in which a live recording of a hitmakers catalog is stronger and more vital than the studio versions. Includes "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Cocaine Blues", "25 Minutes To Go", "Orange Blossom Special", "The Long Black Veil", "Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog", plus "Jackson" and "Give My Love To Rose" featuring June Carter. (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Link WrayLink Wray ... LP
Future Days/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A weird and wild little record – and one that came as quite a surprise to folks who'd previously known Link Wray as the king of the raunchy guitar instrumental in the 60s! Here, Link sings as well as plays – working in his legendary Three Track Shack, which was located in Maryland, but has a vibe that feels like it came right out of the Louisiana swamps! The style of the music follows suit – almost as if Link saw folks like Tony Joe White, Bobby Charles, and some of their contemporaries – and tried to find his unique take on the raunchy blend of roots rock, country, and maybe some occasional funky currents. Polydor cleaned the album up a bit for release – but no too much – and titles include "Juke Box Mama", "Rise & Fall Of Jimmy Stokes", "La De Da", "Black River Swamp", "Tail Dragger", "Ice People", and "Fire & Brimstone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool reissue – with the original die-cut cover design!)

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✨✧ TagesStudio (180 gram pressing – with DVD) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Punchy grooves from Tages – a Swedish group that combines the inspiration of some of grittiest, most raucous rock of the early psych and immediate pre-psych era – from the UK, US and their native Sweden – with killer hooks and harmonies that should've made them global superstars! Stunningly, the album never saw release outside of Sweden at the time – a real shame, as it's a great mix of tight, catchy, yet raging rock & roll – recorded at Abbey Road, and truly one of the cooler pop psych relics of the period! Includes "Have You Seen Your Brother Lately", "I Left My Shoes At Home", "The Old Man Wafwer", "She's Having A Baby Now", "Seeing With Love", "Created By You" and more. This great vinyl reissue from Bear Family includes the 30 black & white psych film Dalamania, featuring Tages – on DVD for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus DVD!)

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