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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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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandRicochet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $29.99
Weirdly wonderful sounds from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – emerging here as a post-folk group who haven't really gone for sunshine pop, but who know how to use both their own harmonies and the strengths of the studio to their best advantage! There's definitely some catchy vocal bits that recall the work of some of their contemporaries – but these guys also had a strong commitment to roots sounds, right from the start – and contribute some surprisingly strong work on mandolin, harmonica, and other instruments that give them a deeper sound than polished California pop! They've also got a time-spanning quality that fits their name and look – 20s dandies into 60s hippies – and titles include "Happy Fat Annie", "Truly Right", "Search The Sky", and "Shadow Dream Song". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Ricochet ... LP 6.99

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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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✨✧ MoveMagnetic Waves Of Sound – The Best Of The Move (CD/DVD) ... CD
Fly/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(DVD is Region 0.)

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✨✧ RamonesLeave Home (40th anniversary mix) ... CD
Sire/Rhino, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
Also available Leave Home (40th Anniversary deluxe edition – 3CDs/LP) ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ VariousLight Mellow Sealine (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An AOR treasure trove beyond compare – a set that doesn't just feature big hits of the 70s, and instead digs deep into the wealth of under-discovered gems from the golden decade of record production – including some sweet soulful sides as well! The 3CD package is a great deal – 57 tracks in all, divided up to help you spend the day – with one disc titled "sunrise crusin", another as "daylight calm", and a third disc as "moonlight steps" to take you well into the evening – with sweet grooves that are produced to perfection! Titles include "Somebody's Got Your Love" by Peter Allen, "Personally" by Karla Bonoff, "What Cha Doin" by Seawind, "It Only Hurts When I Breathe" by Player, "Call It Love" by Poco, "Take It To The Limit" by Frank Weber, "To Prove My Love" by Ned Doheny, "Dancin Shoes" by Nigel Olsson, "Fallen" by Lauren Wood, "Escape" by Rupert Holmes, "Love Won't Wait" by Bobby Caldwell, "Forever" by Kenny Loggins, "Bish's Hideaway" by Stephen Bishop, "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Angela Bofill with Boz Scaggs, "It's Our Own Affair" by Ray Parker Jr, "I Want You Tonight" by Pablo Cruise, "Da Doo Rendezvous" by Valerie Carter, "Why I Came To California" by Leon Ware, "Dance With Me" by Livingston Taylor, "Let Me Out" by Gregg Rolie, "Rosanna" by Toto, "Sentimental Fools" by Randy Edelman, "If I Saw You Again" by Pages, "Barefoot On The Beach" by Michael Franks, "Oh Lori" by Alessi, "So Much In Love" by Timothy B Schmit, "What A Fool Believes" by Aretha Franklin, "I Don't Want You Anymore" by Bill Champlin, and "Brazilian Rhyme (Danny Krivit re-edit)" by Earth Wind & Fire. (Funky Compilations, Rock) CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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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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✨✧ 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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