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✨✧ Robert Gordon with Link WrayFresh Fish Special ... LP
Private Stock, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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SennenAge Of Denial ... LP
Minty Fresh, 2011. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a light crease on one corner.)
 
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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? (with download) ... LP
Bama Lamas, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
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
(Includes code for digital download.)

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BeatlesRevolver ... LP
Apple/EMI, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature and sweet lyrics on the love songs – cross-cut with a bit of witty social commentary too! Tracks include "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Love You To", "Here There & Everywhere", "She Said She Said", "And Your Bird Can Sing", "Tomorrow Never Knows", and "For No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Capitol pressing.)
Also available Revolver (mono & stereo – LP sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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BeatlesRevolver (mono & stereo – LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Apple/Universal, 1966. Used ... $6.99
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature and sweet lyrics on the love songs – cross-cut with a bit of witty social commentary too! Tracks include "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Love You To", "Here There & Everywhere", "She Said She Said", "And Your Bird Can Sing", "Tomorrow Never Knows", and "For No One". CD
(Includes US obi!)
Also available Revolver ... LP 19.99

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Everly BrothersRock N Soul ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
The Everly Brothers take on a host of tunes from other folks – and really make them their own, thanks to some beautiful Kentucky-bred harmonies throughout! The songs are familiar, but the presentation here is very fresh – maybe not with the soul promised in the title, but instead lots of those magical vocal lines from Don and Phil, at a maturing level that made them an undeniable force on a generation of country rockers to come. Backings are relatively conventional, but with more of a bite than you might expect – and if you think these guys are only sweet-sounding ballad singers, there's plenty here to change your mind. Titles include a great remake of "Lonely Weekends", plus "Maybelline", "So Fine", "I Got A Woman", "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town", "Slippin & Slidin", and "Love Hurts". 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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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
Also available Crimson & Clover ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson & Clover ... LP
Roulette, 1968. Very Good ... $7.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)
Also available Crimson & Clover ... CD 13.99

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Rickie Lee JonesRickie Lee Jones ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good ... $0.99
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 that they always seemed to find their best inspiration in the past? Artists like Harpers Bizarre, Randy Newman, Tom Waits and others set the stage for a record like this – by reaching back into older styles and bringing them forward with a more contemporary spin. (And why was it that LA seemed to be the center of this mode – and New York, Chicago, and other cities never worked that way?) Rickie serves up a nice assortment of older-styled vocal cuts – performed with a mixture of traditional and 70s jazz backings, supported by some extra-classy Warner production from Lenny Waronker. Titles are all originals, but done with an older hipser sort of feel – and titles include "Easy Money", "Chuck E's In Love", "Young Blood", "The Last Chance Texaco", "Danny's All Star Joint", "Weasel & The White Boys Cool", "Company", "Coolsville", and "On Saturday Afternoons In 1963". LP, Vinyl record album

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L'InfonieL'Infonie – Direction Walter Boudreau ... LP
Polydor (Canada), 1969. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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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Procol HarumProcol Harum (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1967. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
The amazing first album from Procol Harum – a group with a sound that's still unlike anyone else we can think of – even though they were a key part of the London scene of the 60s! The group are steeped in all of the blues, soul, and jazz elements that influenced so many other British acts of the period – but they have this way of presenting the music that brings a whole new sort of drama to the music – this flair that never overwhelms, and instead embellishes the music in this really special way – so that the tunes have this brilliance that's kept them fresh for many decades to follow! Lead singer Gary Brooker is a key part of the record's magic – a very distinctive singer – and a young Robin Trower contributes plenty on guitar, as does Matthew Fisher on Hammond. But there's also some arrangements that really set the whole thing in an unusual direction – and which make the record way more than just another bluesy rock set from the time. Hard to argue with the baroque brilliance of "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence", "A Christmas Camel", "Salad Days", "Repent Walpurgis", and "Conquistador". This wonderful 2CD set features 27 additional bonus tracks – including singles "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", "Alpha", "Salad Days", "Understandably Blue", "Homburg", "Lime Street Blues", and "Good Captain Clack" – plus bonus alternate mixes, and two different BBC sessions from 1967! Also includes a bonus poster! CD

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Todd RundgrenRunt – The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren ... LP
Bearsville, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A beautifully personal statement from the young Todd Rundgren – a set of focused, well-written tunes that point towards his pop genius to come, but also expose a few of his more ambitious modes as well. As always with Rundgren, the best tunes on the set are the mellower, quieter ones – the kind of simple, almost effortless songs that were relatively new territory in the 70s mainstream – and which would end up getting so muddied and overdone by other artists in years to come. Here, though, there's an intimacy that's wonderful – never cliched, and delivered with a style that's honest, yet never overly fragile or self-indulgent – a really fresh voice in pop, and one that helped bridge a world past younger themes from the decade before. Rundgren plays most of the instruments on the set himself – typical for most of his 70s outings – and titles include "Long Flowing Robe", "Boat On The Charles", "Chain Letter", "Be Nice To Me", "Parole", "Remember Me", and "The Ballad (Denny & Jean)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Small FacesSmall Faces – The Decca Years (5CD deluxe box set) ... CD
Decca, Mid 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $69.99 99.98
A stunning package that brings together all the material The Small Faces recorded for Decca Records in the mid 60s – plus loads and loads of bonus tracks too – a whopping 91 selections in all! There's nobody like The Small Faces at their best – and throughout the material, the style is tight, right, and fully-formed – easily one of the best UK 60s hybrids of American influences from R&B, garage rock, and early psych – sorted out perfectly by a quartet of lads who really know what they're doing! And this Decca material is maybe even more focused than the group's later, better-circulated work on Immediate – as here, The Small Faces are all business, and the right kind of gritty – just fantastic stuff that's fresh and exciting even today! Contents include: CD1 Greatest Hits, with 21 titles that include "Patterns", "Just Passing", "It's Too Late", "Grow Your Own", "Hey Girl", "What's A Matter Baby", "Come On Children", "E Too D", "One Night Stand", and more; CD2 the Small Faces album; CD3 the From The Beginning album; CD4 Rarities & Outtakes, with 23 obscure versions and alternate takes; CD5 BBC Sessions, with 21 tracks recorded for BBC radio, including a few short interview snippets. Includes previously-unissued material, four band postcards, new remastering, and a 72 page book with new notes! 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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TomsToms ... LP
Black Sheep, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A rare slice of power pop from the end of the 70s – just the kind of indie label gem that makes the genre so great! In a world where so many other groups were getting punky or quirky, The Toms keep things tight and right – really focusing on catchy melodies and well-penned rhythms – delivered with a simple, straightforward approach that's free from gimmicks, but plenty darn compelling. Lyrics are pretty fresh, but also have a sort of "instant classic" feel – making you wonder if you'd heard the songs before, given the way they grab you right away. Titles include "Let's Be Friends Again", "You Must Have Crossed My Mind", "Other Boys Do", "The Door", "It's Needless", "The Flame", "Think About Me", and "Better Than Anyone Else". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Joe WhiteBlack & White ... LP
Monument, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
Damn soulful work from Tony Joe White – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was so great at skirting both the borders of rock and soul music at the end of the 60s! There's a really fresh, new groove going on here – a vibe that shows an artist who's spent a decade drawing in all the best elements of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, with a slight touch of Nashville country at times too (no surprise, given the Monuments Records release of the set) – but also a more biting singer/songwriter ethos that really pushes the whole thing out to a much bigger rockish vibe! Drums are amazing – played by Jerry Carrigan with an especially funky quality on side one – and the tunes are a mix of great originals by White – many of which would be covered by others in years to come – plus some well-chosen covers, too. Tracks include "Soul Francisco", "Willie & Laura Mae Jones", "Polk Salad Annie", "Aspen Colorado", "Who's Makin Love", and "Scratch My Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and creases.)

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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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✨✧ VariousCiao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Great groovy pop from the Italian scene of the 60s – a wealth of rare singles from female singers, almost all of whom we've never heard before! We'll confess to a long love and deep knowledge of female French singers from the time – but also admit a strong ignorance about most Italian pop, which always seems a bit harder to find – especially collected together in sets like this for the English-speaking world. And while we totally love the French sets from Ace Records, we almost dig this one even more – as the whole thing's so fresh, so groovy that each new tune is a real delight – as bold orchestrations mix with mod rhythms, rockish instrumentation, and some totally cool Italian lyrics sung by a batch of female singers who've definitely got us already digging for more. Titles include "Baluba Shake" by Brunetta E I Suoi Balubas, "Il Mio Posto Quale" by Ornella Vanoni, "Sono Qui Con Voi by Caterina Caselli, "Un Amore Inutile" by Isabella Ianetti, "La Notte E Fatta Per Rubare" by Catherine Spaak, "Il Geghege" by Rita Pavone, "Ragazzo Triste" by Patty Pravo, "Se Telefonando" by Mina, and "Questa Sinfona" by Carmen Villani. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDeath To Trad Rock – Adventures In The 80s Post Punk Underground ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $3.99
A blistering compilation of 80s post punk, aggro and otherwise noisy rock – amazing stuff from the UK and European indie scenes – from rumbling revolutionaries The Ex, the buzzing guitars raw emotions of the Wedding Present, shrapnel melodies of the Membranes, and so much more! A few of the bands went on to bigger fame or longer lasting influence, and all of it is as fresh, invigorating and all around exciting as ever – with more from The Turncoats, The Cravats, The Three Johns, Sarandon, Dog Faced Hermans and much more. 24 tracks in all: "Terminus" by The Cravats, "The Rise Of The Dutch Republic" by The Ex, "Magic Triggers" by The Wolfhounds, "My Favourite Dress" by The Wedding Present, "!Cuba!" by Big Flame, "Afghanistan Bananastan" by Stretchheads and more. CD
 
 
 



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