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Robert Gordon with Link WrayFresh Fish Special ... LP
Private Stock, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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✨✧ Fresh & OnlysGrey-Eyed Girls ... CD
Woodsist, 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
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AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bama LamasGoing Up? ... LP
Bama Lamas, 2014. Sealed ... $7.99
Rowdy, vintage R&B-fueled rockers from The Bama Lamas – a contemporary Chicago band with a retro sound, akin to late 50s though mid 60s ragers from The Burnette Brothers to Screamin' Jay Hawkins and lots in between – and they make it sound fresh and vital! A couple of the Bama Lamas also serve as band members for the legendary Andre Williams, if you need any more evidence to their authenticity – and the tracks include "Tell Ya Once", "(Do) The Hurt", "Sugar Snap", "Sambuca", "(Do) The Crab", "Hunger", "Goin' Out", "Hungry Teenage Wolfman", "Monkey Bump", "Ghost Of The Voodoo King", "No More" and more. Recorded in mono – glorious mono! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ClusterCluster II ... CD
Suisa/Spalax (France), 1972. Used ... $12.99
Heady work from Cluster – a record that really helped set the tone for a whole generation of German experimentation! The sound here is incredibly dense – guitar and keyboard parts that are processed heavily, looped back on themselves, and sometimes supported by a bit of electronics – all at a level that's still quite fresh and free – never too jamming, nor too experimental for experiment's sake! There's an intrinsically rhythmic feel to the whole record – a cosmic pulse that ebbs and flows beautifully – and the whole thing still has a lot more of an edge than most of the later work from the team of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. The album was co-produced with Conny Plank – and titles include "Plas", "Im Suden", "Fur Dir Katz", "Georgel", "Live In Der Fabrik", and "Nabitte". CD

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Elephant 9 with Reine FiskeSilver Mountain ... CD
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A group that's as heavy as its name – working here in a wonderful array of keyboard sounds from Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, mellotron, and minimoog – all set to some nicely lumbering rhythms, and topped with guest guitar from Reine Fiske! The style's a mix of spacey moments and funky currents – yet all served up without any sort of easy retro style at all – and instead with a personality that's very much the group's own – kind of in the way the contemporary Kullrusk can take older modes and really change them up into something new and fresh. Tracks are all relatively long, and build up their sound in space, to eventually find a groove – which is then let loose almost with a sonic intensity that takes us back to classic Can, but with more jazz than rock. Titles include "Occidentali", "The Above Ground Sound", "Kungsten", "Abhartach", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". (Jazz, Rock) CD

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Gang Of FourSolid Gold (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
A stunning second set from the mighty Gang Of Four – and a record that's got all the power and politics of their famous Entertainment debut! The set's got some wonderfully heavy basslines amidst the scratchy guitar that makes the group so great – but nothing's too polished, certainly not as in their crossover club modes to come – and the call/response vocal style of Andy Gill and Jon King is tremendous – a very fresh way to deliver the message, and one that's still never been matched all these many years later. Titles include "Paralyzed", "What We All Want", "Why Theory", "If I Could Keep It For Myself", "Cheeseburger", "The Republic", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", "In The Ditch", "A Hole In The Wallet", and "He'd Send In The Army". LP, Vinyl record album

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Glue TripGlue Trip (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Production Dessinee (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
A very cool Brazilian duo – working here with a sound that's nicely tripped-out, but which also has acoustic elements that take us back to Brazilian styles of the 70s too! Acoustic guitar figures strongly on many tracks – right up front in the mix, as on a Jorge Ben record – but often set to more contemporary rhythm and production modes, with keyboards or gentle beats stepping in the background, as raspy, rootsy lyrics match the acoustic vibe upfront! Some moments are sweet, some are a bit moodier – but the whole thing is never overdone, nor just a head-noddy blend of familiar elements – definitely something fresh and new, with a great voice of its own. Titles include "La Edad Del Futuro", "Birds Singing Lies", "Elbow Pain", "A New Place To Start", "Old Blood", and "Lucid Dream". (Brazil, Rock) CD

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Francoise HardyFrancoise Hardy (Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
A seminal debut from the young Francoise Hardy, and a record that set the tone for a whole generation of French music to come! The album's a remarkable achievement – especially considering that Francoise was 18 at the time – filled with original tunes that have a really fresh presentation – not just in the lyrics, but in the overall presentation – which was a huge change from the overly emotive modes of the generation before. Hardy plays a fair bit of acoustic guitar along with her vocals – furthering the groovy feel of the set – and backings are by the orchestra of Roger Samyn, who adds in some slight rockish touches. Titles include "On Se Plait", "Oh Oh Cheri", "Ca A Rate", "Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles", "La Fille Avec Toi", and "J'Suis D'Accord". (French, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(No 1 in the Francoise Hardy Archive Series!)

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Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson & Clover ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes are all short and focused, but produced with lots of cool reverb, echo, and fuzzy touches on the sides – never overindulgent, and still plenty tuneful – but with so many weird little edges that they come through with a sound that's still pretty darn fresh after all these years – even if you think you know these guys from their hits. Titles include "Kathleen McArthur", "Do Something To Me", "I Am A Tangerine", "Smokey Roads", and "Breakaway" – plus the classic hits "Sugar On Sunday", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", and "Crimson & Clover". CD

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Bert Jansch & John RenbournBert & John ... LP
Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the Brit movement often known as "acid folk" – that reworking of older aesthetics with modern conceptions, and doing so mostly with their work on acoustic guitar – quite a feat, given the stripped-down instrumentation of the set! Bert sings a bit – in that incredible style of his – but the real attraction here is the guitar interplay, which is always fresh, never hokey, neither familiar American folk nor forced singer-songwriter backup material. Titles include a wonderful reworking of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – plus "Red's Favourite", "Orlando", "Soho", "Piano Tune", "East Wind", "After The Dance", and "The Time Has Come". (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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L'InfonieL'Infonie – Direction Walter Boudreau ... LP
Polydor (Canada), 1969. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Very experimental work from this loose Canadian collective of the late 60s – but a set that's filled with some surprisingly cool touches too! The album's almost more of a "happening" in the studio at times – with free-flowing energy between jazz musicians, rockers, poets, electronocists, and more experimentally sonic scientists – shifting styles quickly from track to track, but occasionally hitting some straighter, funkier moments that are totally great – almost a more tripped-out version of some of the French electronique work we love so much from the 60s – and a record that's mindblowingly beautiful in its sense of freedom and creativity. The whole thing's a sonic trip through incredibly fresh territory – never too overindulgent, and beautifully balanced both in sound and execution. Titles include "Ode A L'Affaire", "J'Ai Perdue 15 Cents Dans Le Nez Froid", "Finale", "Viens Danser Le OK La", "Agnus Dei", "Desafinado", "She's Leaving Home", and "Intermezzo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Miller BandFly Like An Eagle (CD/DVD – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Edsel (UK), 1976. New Copy CD & DVD ... $18.99
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but somehow the record really pushes Steve into perfection territory he'd never hit before – able to cross over big with a few key tracks, but still have this sharpness in his guitar work and sense of charm that never seem to die! The album crossed over instantly with the massive cut "Fly Like An Eagle" – already great on its own, but supported here with the massive "Space Intro", which adds an extra minute of cool electronics to the tune – and other great cuts include the amazing funky rocker "Take The Money & Run", which has a break that never gets old – plus the hit "Rock N Me", and the cuts "The Window", "Wild Mountain Honey", "Sweet Maree", "Blue Odyssey", "Mercury Blues", and "Dance Dance Dance". CD also features three killer bonus tracks – a stunning early 1973 version of "Fly Like An Eagle", a great demo titled "Take The Joker & Run", and "Rock N Me 76 Slow", which is a nicely fresh version of the tune. Plys, the package also features a DVD with 22 tracks from a 2005 Shoreline Amphitheater concert by Steve Miller – and a bonus documentary on the making of the album, and bonus 5.1 surround sound mix of the album! CD
Also available Fly Like An Eagle ... LP 7.99

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Sandy NelsonSandy Nelson's Big Sixties Beat Party! – 24 Dance Floor Killers & Instro Killers ... CD
Imperial/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An instant party from drummer man Sandy Nelson – easily one of the grooviest instrumentalists of the 60s! Nelson had a vibe that was right up there with The Ventures for pure instrumental rocking – but unlike The Ventures and others of their ilk, Sandy's main instrument of choice was the drums – which meant that most of his records had an extra punch in the rhythm department, and thundered with a booming bottom sound that always made a Nelson session a dancefloor treat! This well-done package is quite possibly the best collection of Sandy's work we've ever seen – and it features a total of 24 tracks pulled from mid 60s albums and singles for Imperial, served up with the usual Ace talent for finding the best of the bunch, and laying them out in an order that always keeps things fresh and nicely paced! Titles include "Hey Joe", "Good Lovin", "Whittier Boulevard", "Com On Let's Go", "Slow Down", "El Greco", "Groovy Grubworm", "Going Up The Country", "I Don't Need No Doctor", "Drums Along The Strip", "Scratchy", and "Sock It To Em JB". CD

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Os MutantesHaih Ou Amortecedor ... CD
Anti, 2009. Used ... $5.99
The long awaited return of Brazilian iconoclasts Os Mutantes – featuring original Mutante Sergio Dias and a great new band – plus songwriting contributions from Tom Ze and Jorge Ben – a forward looking endeavor, not at all a nostalgia trip! It's been around 30 years since the previous Os Mutantes album, and the never predictable Dias sounds as fresh and energized as we hoped he'd be – with bright, catchy-as-hell melodies, wildly playful carnivalesque sounds as well as more rootsy acoustic bits, on songs that fearlessly blend genres and influences. It's hard to imagine that we'll ever love records from Mutantes, or anyone else in any genre, as much as we love the late 60s stuff – but this is excellent, and among the better Mutantes records since the Rita Lee era. Dias sings and plays electric & acoustic guitars, Egyptian oud, organ, percussion, harmonica and handles the string arrangements, and fellow Mutantes this time out include percussion, drums & vocals by Dinho Leme and Bia Mendes, vocals, piano & keys by Henrique Peters and Fabio Recco, percussion & sound design by Simone Sou, bass, flute, strings and string arrangements and more by Citor Trida. Titles include "Hymns Of The World (Intro)", "Querida Qierida", "Teclar", "2000 E Agarrum", "Baghdad Blues", "O Careca", "O Mensageiro", "Anagrama" featuring Tom Ze, "Aamba Do Fidel", "Nada Mudou", "Gopala Krishna Om", "Hymns Of The World (Final)" and more. (Brazil, Rock) CD

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Richard PinhasChronolyse ... CD
Cuneiform, 1976. Used (reissue)... $9.99
Amazing electronic sounds from the 70s – a sweet selection of instrumental experiments from Richard Pinhas – all of which still sounds pretty darn fresh all these many years later! Most of these are spare moogy numbers – often with this cyclical quality that seems to prefigure future cosmic and dancefloor styles, but with a much moodier vibe overall! Side one features seven shorter tracks – variations on "Le Theme De Bene Gesserit" – and side two features the much longer "Paul Atreides", which is nicely trippy at the start, then builds with jamming intensity as things move on! CD

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John Stevens AwayJohn Stevens Away/Somewhere In Between/Mazin Ennit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vertigo/BGO (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A trio of albums from John Stevens' Away – all packaged together in a single CD set! First up is the initial outing from the group – a surprising little set from drummer John Stevens – quite different work than his more outside, freewheeling material in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble! This group hits that second chapter of British jazz rock that the Vertigo label did so well – a style that's much more mature than most American variants of the mode – neither stock rock fusion, nor smooth soul – and instead this approach that's still quite complicated and challenging at times, even though the music can have a nicely tight focus! The group features some excellent alto from Trevor Watts – who brings in lots of sharp edges – and the set also features Peter Cowling on bass and Steve Hayton on guitar. Titles include "Tumble", "It Will Never Be The Same", and "Anni". On Somewhere In Between, drummer John Stevens hits a lot of bases on a great second album with his Away group – almost funky at points, almost outside at others, and always working with the group in a searing, searching mode that's a cut above the usual fusion of the time! There's a bit more electricity on the set this time – electric bass from Nick Stephens and guitar from David Cole – but the energy of the set is still very spontaneous, and driven by Stevens' creative work on drums – and given plenty of bite from the soprano and tenor sax of Robert Calvert. The set's got a plenty fresh vibe – very much like labelmates Nucleus at this point, with lots of sharp edges and complicated patterns – but a sound that's still very down to earth. Titles include "Spirit Of Peace", "Chick Boom", "Can't Explain", and "Now". Mazin Ennit is definitely as amazing as the title proclaims – a bit leaner than before, with this wonderful use of two basses alongside the drums of John Stevens – all in a groove that refines older Brit jazz rock modes, but without losing any sort of edge! There's a complexity here that still lives up to Stevens' rich legacy in music – and the group features lots of sweet reedwork from Robert Calvert, who blows both soprano and tenor. Titles include "Away", "Sunshine Sunshine", "Whoops A Daisy", "Light Relief", and "Temple Music". CD features bonus tracks – "Anni (parts 1 & 2)" featuring John Martyn, and "Can't Explain (parts 1 & 2)" featuringt Terri Quaye. (Jazz, Rock) CD

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SupertrampCrime Of The Century ... CD
A&M, 1974. Used ... $3.99
Pure mainstream 70s pop genius, the most fully-formed of all early Supertramp albums – and a record that's filled with a surprising amount of great Fender Rhodes moments too! The set's a masterpiece from start to finish – filled with themes of loss and loneliness, but served up by the group with an incredibly redemptive sense of majesty and power – really fresh for the time, and still wonderful all these many years later – despite the fact that so many of these songs have gone onto become classics. The keyboards on the set work perfectly with the oddly-timed rhythms of the tunes – and there's a great blend here between high concept and straight ahead pop – on titles that include "School", "Bloody Well Right", "Asylum", "Dreamer", "Rudy", and "Crime Of The Century". CD

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George TiptonNilsson By Tipton ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 11.99
Brilliant material from George Tipton – an arranger who's best known for his late 60s work backing up Harry Nilsson, working here in a set that returns the favor by offering up fresh new versions of Nilsson's tunes! The style is almost funky jazz at points – thanks to the presence of players like Howard Roberts and Dennis Budimir on guitars, and Artie Kane on piano – and Tipton definitely chooses some of the grooviest Nilsson tunes from the first few albums, which really seem to lend themselves to hip versions like these! There's a bit of chorus vocals at points, but not too much – and some of the best numbers come off like nuggets from a funky soundtrack of the late 60s. Titles include the break-heavy "Rainmaker" – plus "One", "Without Her", "Think About Your Troubles", "Poly High", "Mourning Glory Story", "Waiting", and "Nobody Cares About The Railroads Anymore". CD

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White EyesWhite Eyes ... CD
Numero, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A way cooler set than the usual psych rarity from the late 60s – as these guys were definitely into something new, something fresh, and something uniquely their own! White Eyes have this totally cool vocal approach that makes their music mighty great – often harmonizing in a way that could be Sunshine Pop, but which has these rougher, grittier overtones that are far from polished pop – and instead make for a really unusual lyrical twist to their guitar-driven sounds – maybe a bargain-basement version of San Francisco styles from the period, but with deep Midwestern roots that create a really special feel! The album was recorded at the end of the 60s in Missouri, and never saw the light of day at the time – but it's a gem through and through, and comes across with a power that should have placed it on Atlantic or one of the bigger labels of the period. Titles include "I'm Not A Free Man", "Streetcar Love", "Rider", "October", "It's For You", "Hard Hard Livin", and "A Girl On A Hill". CD
Also available White Eyes ... LP 16.99

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White EyesWhite Eyes ... LP
Numero, 1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A way cooler set than the usual psych rarity from the late 60s – as these guys were definitely into something new, something fresh, and something uniquely their own! White Eyes have this totally cool vocal approach that makes their music mighty great – often harmonizing in a way that could be Sunshine Pop, but which has these rougher, grittier overtones that are far from polished pop – and instead make for a really unusual lyrical twist to their guitar-driven sounds – maybe a bargain-basement version of San Francisco styles from the period, but with deep Midwestern roots that create a really special feel! The album was recorded at the end of the 60s in Missouri, and never saw the light of day at the time – but it's a gem through and through, and comes across with a power that should have placed it on Atlantic or one of the bigger labels of the period. Titles include "I'm Not A Free Man", "Streetcar Love", "Rider", "October", "It's For You", "Hard Hard Livin", and "A Girl On A Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available White Eyes ... CD 12.99

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Bobby WhitlockOne Of A Kind ... CD
Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
A killer from Bobby Whitlock – an artist who's definitely one of a kind, as few folks could ever hope to cut a record this great! Whitlock recorded previously for ABC/Dunhill, but he's right at home here in a Capricorn Records setting – which turns out to be the perfect format for Whitlock's well-crafted blend of roots rock and southern currents – already great enough at first listen, but even more amazing when you flip to the notes and realize that Bobby's handling most of the guitar parts, piano, and organ on the record – as well as using overdub to provide his own backup vocals too! Whitlock's one of that rare breed – maybe like Tony Joe White – who can do most of the work himself, but all without ever being too big for his britches, and coming across really fresh, personal, and vibrant throughout. Titles include "Free & Easy", "Going To California", "Movin On", "Have You Ever Felt Like Leavin", "We Made It To The Moon", and "Be Honest With Yourself". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
 
 



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