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✨✧ VariousIt Came From The Garage – Nuggets From Southern California ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It came from the garage – and came on with a hell of a lot of power, too – thanks to the raw raw sound of the legendary Downey Records! Downey was one of the coolest indies on the Cali coast in the mid 60s – an imprint that maybe had a bit more of an edge than some of the surf imprints, and a great ear for the kind of raunchy psych that was starting to come from the Texas scene too – a great legacy that's never fully gotten its due until this wonderful collection! The package brings together rare tracks from the Downey vaults – impossible to find singles, and even some unreleased tracks too – in a in a batch of garagey gems that even hits a pre-punk feel at times. The set's got a whopping 24 tracks in all – presented with the usual stunning Ace Records sound and notes – with tracks that include "Edge Of Nowhere" by Sunday Group, "Hang Out To Dry" by Bud & Kathy, "Be Billy" by Pat & The Californians, "What I Want You To Say" by The Barracudas, "Oh My Baby" by Kicks, "Drifty" by Craig & Michael, "Hey Did A Da Da" by The Rumblers, "Bad" by Pat & The Californians, "Penicillin" by Johnny McRae, "Clap Hands" by The Rumblers "Sleepy Hollow" by The Last Word, and "A Fool In Love" by The Bel Cantos with Barry White. CD
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Chocolate WatchbandMelts In Your Brain Not On Your Wrist – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 22.99
Throw away all of your other 60s psychedelic albums – because with this massive 2CD set, you'll hardly need them! The Chocolate Watchband were one of the key groups of the California scene of the 60s – a hard-rocking outfit that emerged in the garagey psyche years, and worked in the same south bay scene as Count Five and Syndicate Of Sound. Yet unlike either of those bands, Chocolate Watchband never scored as big on the charts – and also had a harder, rougher, edgier sound that showed what a young group could really do when given the space. There's a Stones-like sense of power here – especially on the rougher, blusier numbers – but also a Love-like sense of tightness and desire to hone the power of the guitar into a key force for the youth of the 60s. And although the group's discography has been slightly mysterious for years, this 2CD set more than corrects any problems – by offering up the full scope of the group's work – including singles on the Uptown and Hanna Barbera labels, material from their Tower LPs, later unissued cuts – and full notes on everything, including those studio sessions that didn't always feature all the members of the group. 43 tracks in all – with amazing notes, photos, and details on the music! CD

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Terry DolanTerry Dolan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/High Moon, 1972. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A never-issued album, but one that stands with the best creative California work of the early 70s – especially that huge wave of new singer/songwriters that flowed from the studios in Los Angeles and the Bay Area! Terry Dolan hails from the latter, and sounds superb on this set of tracks that was originally intended for release by Warner Brothers in 1972, then scrapped at the last minute – one of those great "why?" moments in the history of a record company, as the set may well have been an instant classic if it was released! Terry's got a bit of a down-home vibe at times, but mixes that quality with some well-balanced production from Nicky Hopkins and Pete Sears – in a way that's never a slavish attempt to copy modes, and maybe more in the Gene Clark territory of really finding something new. Both the lyrics and Dolan's vocals are wonderful – and titles include "Purple An Blonde", "Rainbow", "Inlaws & Outlaws", "See What Your Love Can Do", "Magnolia", and "Burgundy Blues". CD features 6 bonus tracks – all variations and different takes on the album tracks. CD

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Iguanas (Iggy Pop)Iguanas ... CD
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $10.99
Some of the earliest work you'll ever hear from the young Jim Osterberg – material that features the famous Stooges frontman playing drums, and doing a slight bit of singing! The group sound a fair bit like you might expect from the cover – a tight, sharp, local combo who do a great job both with their own material, and some of the well-chosen covers they recorded – the kind of stomping garagey material that would have been a hit in the small Michigan clubs at the time! Most vocals are by guitarists Nick Kolokithas and Jim McLaughlin, the latter of whom formed the group with Iggy – and Osterberg does sing lead on a pretty great version of "California Sun", and also contributed the original composition "Again & Again" – a tune that definitely points the way towards The Stooges, and is one of the creepiest things on here. Other titles include "Mona", "I Don't Know Why", "Slow Down", "Walk Don't Run", "Out Of Limits", "Surfin Bird", "Things We Said Today", and "Wild Weekend". Collection features a great range of material – even some early 1963 demos, when the group with just a trio! CD
Also available Iguanas ... LP 13.99

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MoveMagnetic Waves Of Sound – The Best Of The Move (CD/DVD) ... CD
Fly/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy CD & DVD ... $16.99
The title's a fantastic way to describe the music of The Move – as the group have a hypnotic sound that's a unique blend of garage roots, mod evolution, and a budding love of psych elements – all fused together in a mindblowing flow that makes the group one of the most consistently compelling acts of their time! The Move maybe never got the kind of bigger nod as other Brit groups like The Pretty Things or Small Faces – but their sound is every bit as essential to that important moment of the scene, and is maybe as ripe for rediscovery as The Creation all these many years later – a very fresh look back at a moment you thought you already knew – but then realize had so much great stuff going on, there's a huge amount to still learn. This set is a perfect place to start – as it features a CD with 21 gems, including classic singles, mono mixes, and album tracks – titles that include "Night Of Fear", "When Alice Comes Back To The Farm", "Brontosaurus", "Curly", "Blackberry Way", "Fire Brigade", "Flowers In The Rain", "Kilroy Was Here", "California Man", "Do Ya", "China Town", "Ella James", "Tonight", and "What". Also features a DVD – with 21 great performances by the group – including a promotional film for "I Can Hear The Grass Grow", and a BBC TV Colour Me Pop show from 1969 with 9 tracks, then other BBC and German TV performances from 1967 trough 1970! CD
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RamonesLeave Home (remastered) ... CD
Sire/Rhino, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... On July 21, 2017
The Ramones really caught their classic recorded sound for the first time on Leave Home – the second of their three perfect late 70s milestones. As amazing as the debut is, its two-channel shrieking buzz saw sound bowed nicely to the slightly more digestible but just as cathartic roar of the follow ups. Titles include "California Sun", "Glad To See You Go", "Suzy Is A Headbanger", "Pinhead", "What's Your Game", "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", and "I Remember You". Also included on the CD are "Babysitter" and the great "Carbona Not Glue" – previously left off all but the first vinyl pressing to accommodate the minor hit they had in "Rock 'N' Roll High School". The bonus material on this Rhino edition consists of a 16 track, 1976 live recording from the Hollywood Roxy – not bad for a record that only had 15 tracks to begin with! The live set is heavy on tracks from the debut, and includes "Loudmouth", "Beat On The Brat", "Chain Saw", "53rd & 3rd", "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World", "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue", and "Havana Affair". CD

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Steve YoungSeven Bridges Road – The Complete Recordings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ace (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
The lasting classic from underground legend Steve Young – a set that features his famous original version of the title track, which was recorded by a number of key talents in the 70s – but which is even more important as a testament to Steve's unique place in music! Young had country roots in the south, but worked the folk scene in California in the 60s – and, like some of his best contemporaries, really transformed into something else – partly through a relationship with Van Dyke Parks, who was a key early supporter – but clearly very much his own visionary, too! Young has a voice with a depth that recalls Tim Buckley's farther reaches at times – but a much more homegrown approach – and the songs here are unassuming country numbers that might sit well next to the hippest of the 70s scene – with resonance that runs a space between Austin and LA. Titles include "Seven Bridges Road", "My Oklahoma", "White Trash Song", "One Car Funeral Procession", "Lonesome Orry & Mean", "Come Sit By My Side", "Montgomery In The Rain", and "True Note". This great CD version features material that was recorded at the same time, but only showed up on later reworked versions of the record by Rounder and Blue Canyon – plus some re-recordings too – titles that include "I Can't Hold Myself In Line", "Days Of 49", "Wild Goose", "Ballad Of William Sycamore", "White Trash Song", and "Seven Bridges Road". Also features earlier 45 rpm tracks for Reprise – "Down In The Flood (aka Crash On The Levee)" and "The White Trash Song (aka There's A High Tide Risin)". CD

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✨✧ Count FivePsychotic Revelation – The Ultimate Count Five ... CD
Double Shot/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A psych masterpiece – expanded! Count Five only ever recorded one album – the legendary 1966 Psychotic Reaction, an instantly powerful blend of fuzzy guitars, burn-out organ, and urgent rhythms – as important to the sound of Northern California as early Love records were to the sound of LA! The record alone is more than worth revisiting, but this tasty reissue package ups the ante to 24 tracks from the original 12 – including non-LP singles, unissued tracks, and even some early bits and demos. Plus, the whole thing's packaged with a huge booklet of notes on the group – getting way past the myths spread about them by Lester Bangs, and letting the members of the group tell their own short-lived story. Titles include "Double Decker Bus", "Contrast", "You Must Believe Me", "Psychotic Reaction", "The World", "She's Fine", "The Morning After", "Mailman", "Enchanted Flowers", "Revelation In Slow Motion", "Out In The Street", and "People Hear What I Say". CD

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✨✧ VariousSoft Sounds For Gentle People Vol 3 ... CD
Pet Records, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dreamy dreamy pop from the late 60s underground – a wonderful assortment of rare singles and LP tracks, all hand-picked by the genius crew at Pet Records! The set seems to even top their previous excellent volumes – going beyond even the lesser-known, to come up with 24 tracks that we'd never heard before – but which easily rank with our favorite Sunshine Pop records ever! The package features a great set of notes that gives you details on each track, and really helps put the music into perspective. Loads of great harmonies, catchy tunes, and sweet California production – perfectly summing up the huge amount of untapped genius in the post-Pet Sounds era! Titles include "Where Is The Door" by West Coast Branch, "January Girl" by The Pipe Dream, "My Imagination" by PK Limited, "A Scene In Between" by The Stained Glass, "October Rain" by The Cinnamon Ship, "Floating Downstream On An Inflatable Rubber Raft" by The Second Helping, and "Lovin Day" by The Status Cymbal. CD

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✨✧ Beau BrummelsTriangle/Bradley's Barn ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1967/1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from The Beau Brummels – two albums that no fan of underground 60s rock should be without! First up is Triangle – a tremendous album from The Beau Brummels – one of the lesser-remembered groups from the late 60s Warner hipster heyday! At some level, the group's a folk-rock outfit – with the left-of-center feel of some of Fred Neil's best work for Capitol, and a similar blend of east coast honesty and west coast mind expansion. The format here is remarkably simple, but handled with some nice touches by producer Lenny Waronker, who really brings a lot more out of the band than on their earlier indie recordings. Titles include "Are You Happy", "The Wolf Of Velvet Fortune", "The Keeper Of Time", "Only Dreaming Now", "Magic Hollow", "Painter Of Women", and "Triangle". Bradley's Barn is a crucial album in the sound of late 60s Warner – recorded by west coasters The Beau Brummels in the heart of Tennessee, at the legendary studios of country producer Owen Bradley! This meeting of west and country is fantastic – a really incredible extension of earlier folksy rock styles forged by Dylan, Fred Neil, Tim Buckley, and others – handled with incredible care, and a style that's equally honest and ironic – but coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – one of those rare few albums that somehow draws from a wealth of inspiration, but manages to make something completely standout in the process – almost a Feelies/Good Earth for its own generation! Tremendous stuff – and titles include "Jessica", "Bless You California", "I'm A Sleeper", "Little Bird", "Turn Around", and "An Added Attraction". CD

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✨✧ Bob DylanBest Of The Cutting Edge 1965/1966 – Bootleg Series Vol 12 ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Pinch yourself – you've gotta be dreaming – because Columbia Records just unlocked the vaults, and unearthed a treasure trove of never-heard recordings from the sessions from some of Bob Dylan's greatest records – Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde On Blonde! Each record is a masterpiece in its own right – the product of countless creative moments by Dylan in the studio, only some of which made it on record – leaving a lot more to be rediscovered all these many years later, and finally offered up to paint a vivid picture of Dylan's genius in 1965 and 1966! Some tracks are quite different – demos, acoustic versions, piano versions, and even a few rehearsals – and if you dig Bob Dylan at all, you'll find plenty here to love. 2CD set features 36 tracks in all – with unreleased unusual versions of "Tombstone Blues", "Positively 4th Street", "Love Minus Zero/No Limit", "California", "You Don't Have To Do That", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Medicine Sunday", "Desolation Row", "Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence", "Just Like a Woman", "Lunatic Princess", "I'll Keep It With Mine", and lots more! CD

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✨✧ Yoon Youn SunWing Of Peace ... CD
World Psychedelia (Korea), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sultry post folk psychedelia from Korea's Yoon Youn Sun – with sweet female vocals and a fairly moody overall groove! Wing Of Peace is really melodic take on the post folk and psychedelic singer/songwriter sound of the early 70s – a set that recalls both the warmth of the California scene as well as the dreamy pop late 60s pop of other climes – especially the lovely ladies of the French scene. There are lovely female vocals at the forefront of the songs, and stripped down backing of the drums, guitar, bass and Farfisa! 12 tracks in all: Korean titles that we can't translate, but love to listen! CD

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✨✧ VariousElemental Instrumentals – Raw Primitive Instrumental Rock From Cuca Records Of Wisconsin 1959 to 1965 ... CD
Cuca/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Searing instrumentals from the legendary Wisconsin-based Cuca label – one of the coolest indies of the 60s! Although Cuca was working out of tiny Sauk City in the dairy state, the company had an ear for a groove that matched the better known imprints of the west coast scene – and managed to record a heck of a lot of great local groups with a heavy guitar-based groove! Forget any thoughts you may have of California or the Northwest 60s scenes as the only true bastions of rocking guitar instrumentals – because this CD more than gives the Midwest its due, and serves up 28 smoking tracks that are also supported by some great notes on Cuca. Titles include "Scalping Party" by The Tornados, "Wasted" by The Zakons, "Spin Out" by Teen's Men, "Side Winder" by Vibratones, "This Way Out" by The Furys, "Rock Casual" by The Stagemen, "The Voodoo Walk" by The Voodoos, "Cyclone" by The Nocturnes, "Rotation" by Six Shooters, "Rewind" by Grind Prix's, "War Party" by The Catalinas, and "Hades" by Frank Gay & The Gayblades. CD

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✨✧ VariousIntoxica! – Strange & Sleazy Instrumental Sounds From The SoCal Suburbs ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smoking instrumentals from the California scene of the early 60s – tracks that nicely bridge the space between surf guitar, R&B, and exotica – served up with plenty of sax, organ, and searing guitar! Most of the work here came from the studios of tiny Downey Records – done in a rough-edged, garagey style that's simple, but extremely effective – and a really nice contrast to mainstream California instrumentals of the time. The groups vary throughout, but most of the tunes are linked with a shared production technique that uses heavy echo, straightforward performance, and the occasional spare added element to spice up the music – a really great sound that has plenty of dark edges! Titles include "Migrane" and "Eight Ball" by The Hustlers, "Blockade" and "Here Comes The Bug" by The Rumblers, "Intoxica" and "Comanche" by The Revels, "Space Battle" by Stories In Sound, "Water Wheel" by Chuck Higgins, "Here Comes The Sun" by The Rumblers, "Rosemary's Baby" by Ed Burkey, "Ghost Of Mary Meade (part 2)" by Little Caesar & The Ark Angels, A Week From Tuesday" by The Pastel Six, and "Theme Of Etiquette" by The Hindus. CD

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