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✨✧ Michael HurleyHi Fi Snock Uptown ... LP
Raccoon/Mississippi, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
Raw & rambling folk sounds from Michael Hurly – recorded in early '72 – some of his better material of the era, living up to if not surpassing his Armchair Boogie of a couple years earlier! Michael's in seemingly amiable spirit here on some tunes, and standing on shakier ground or in scarier waters at other points, with some country rock tinged jams and weirdo troubadour numbers. Titles include "Blue Driver", "Water Train", "The Sun Is Slowly Sinking", "I'm Worried, I'm Worried", "In Florida", "Lilly Pads Upon The Pond", "Trinidad" and more. (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
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Bad BrainsBad Brains (with download) ... LP
Roir, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Seminal record from one of the most important hardcore bands to walk the earth – and DC underground classic that hit the scene like a lightning bolt to the White House – that cover art speaks the truth! Bad Brains (the album) was originally issued on the then cassette-only ROIR label – -this version restores the iconic original cover art and features 15 tracks: Titles include "Sail On", "Don't Need It", "Attitude", "The Regulator", "Banned In DC", "Jah Calling", "Supertouch/Shitfit", "Leaving Babylon", "Fearless Vampire Killers", "I", "Big Take Over", "Pay To Cum", "Right Brigade", "I Luv I Jah" and "Intro". LP, Vinyl record album

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Franco BattiatoSulle Corde Di Aries ... LP
Superior Viaduct, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... On September 22, 2017
A key turning point in the career of Italian modernist Franco Battiato – as he leaves behind the straighter progressive format of his first two albums, and moves into a mode that's much more experimental! The album features four long compositions – all of which show Battiato developing strongly as a composer – mixing together voice, electronics, prepared piano, and lots of heavy processing. The sound isn't as spare as on some of his later albums, but the overall sound is incredible – proof that he was really breaking into new territory! Titles include "Aries", "Sequenze E Frequenze", "Aria Di Rivoluzione", and "Da Oriente ad Occidente". (Out Sound, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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BeckSea Change (with download) ... LP
Geffen, 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Beck's psych folk record – and one that he aptly titled Sea Change – as it's a pretty huge change of pace from his earlier albums! Beck was as well known for his unpredictable stylistic twists and turns as he was for anything else by 2002 – and he'd dabbled in understated songcraft and occasional melancholy before. But Sea Change is his first full length foray into this kind of thing – with songs that range from acoustic folk rock, to slightly more experimental backing, to some lush, string-accented moments that deserves comparison to Five Leaves Left-period Nick Drake. A unique gem in Beck's canon! Includes "The Golden Age", "Paper Tiger", "Guess I'm Doing Fine", "Lonesome Tears", "End Of The Day", "It's All In Your Mind", "Round The Bend", "Already Dead", "Little One", "Side Of The Road" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandGorilla ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
The insane debut of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – an amazing late 60s Brit ensemble who were almost to music what Monty Python were to TV! This first effort by the group is a mad array of sounds and styles that come together with a great sense of play and joy – a real delight in quick turns, witty phrases, and parodic re-castings of earlier modes – inspired by dada work of the early 20th century, but also handled with a lot more of a post-modern feel overall. Most tracks are short, and many echo earlier music styles, filtered through a slightly psyche filter – and titles include "Death Cab For Cutie", "In San Francisco", "Jollity Farm", "Equestrian Statue", "Cool Brittania", "I'm Bored", "Piggy Bank Love", "Big Shot", "Mickey's Son & Daughter", and "The Sound Of Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a few small stains.)

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✨✧ VariousPunk 45 – Chaos In The City Of Angels & Devils – Hollywood From X To Zero & Hardcore On The Beaches – Punk In Los Angeles 1977 to 1981 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning little collection – maybe the best so far in the excellent Punk 45 series from Soul Jazz – thanks to a tremendous amount of music on the west coast at the end of the 70s! Truth be told, you could do a 10CD set on the LA punk scene at the time, and still never hit any filler – but our hat's off to Soul Jazz for making such a great selection here – mixing together key classics, overlooked gems, and a few tracks we've been waiting to see reissued for years – all in a really sublime collection that gets at the special sort of sound that was coming from the city of angels! LA punk was often a lot more urgent than music coming from New York, Ohio, or other key scenes at the time – often sneering, often with a good sense of wit, and played with a frenzy that went onto inspire countless other artists in years to come. The package is great, the notes are detailed, and the whole thing's one that you'll be playing for years – thanks to tracks that include "I Like Drugs" by The Simpletones, "World War III" by TSOL, "Hollywood Square" by The Hollywood Squares, "Out Of Vogue" by The Middle Class, "Life Of Crime" by The Weirdos, "I'm White & Middle Class" by The Urinals, "ABCD" by The Randoms, "Don't Push Me Around" by The Zeros, "Bloodstains" by Agent Orange, and "Class War" by The Dils. CD

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✨✧ Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A stone classic from Blood Sweat & Tears – and a record that went onto have a tremendous impact in jazz, rock, funk, and soul! The group's format is plenty darn famous – adding a lot of horns to hip riffing grooves – but despite countless plays on oldies stations over the years, this initial album still has a power that's undeniable – a way of putting the whole thing together that really uses the best elements of the late 60s studio – handled with sweet production from James William Guerico that rivals his best work for Chicago! Even the lead vocals by David Clayton Thomas hold up nicely – and the set includes the classics "Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie", "And When I Die", "Smiling Phases", "More & More", "Spinning Wheel", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Samm BennettHistory Of The Last Five Minutes ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousPsyched – The Soundtrack To Your Surfing Life – The Greatest Songs From The Best Surf Movies 1982 to 2014 ... CD
Festival/Warner (Australia), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the 60s surf music you'd expect – and instead a range of rock tracks from the 70s onwards, all of which have been used famously in Australian surf films! The surf movie had a brief heyday in America during the 60s – not the beach party kind, but the almost-documentary run of images of surfers in action – but in Australia, the genre's continued quite strongly over the decades – a surprisingly popular and durable format, often thanks to use of music like this! The material includes some great groups from the Aussie underground of the 70s and 80s – and is almost more of a punk/alt compilation more than anything else – save for the fact that lots of these tunes have a tightly rhythmic feel that must make them a great match for images of surfers soaring over the waves. Titles include "Tunnel Of Love" by Sunnyboys, "Freak" by Silverchair, "Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave, "Down On The Street" by The Stooges, "Wonderful Life 88" by Celibate Rifles, "Dimension" by Wolfmother, "MF From Heel" by The Datsuns, "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by Pennywise, "Sick Boys" by Social Distortion, "Coprolalia" by You Am I, and "Which Way To Go" by Eddy Current Suppression Ring. CD

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✨✧ VariousWhistle Bait – 25 Rockabilly Rave Ups ... CD
Columbia/Sony, Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive sounds from Columbia Records – a smoking set of rockabilly numbers that the legendary label cut during a time when it was making most of its money selling mainstream pop, classical music, and Broadway showtunes albums! Yet beneath all that big-cash production, Columbia found the time to get some amazing records cut in the studio – searing tracks that still bristle with plenty of power and raw energy all these many years later – and which easily match the fire and frenzy of singles you'd hear from some of the more obscure indies that are always prized by collectors of early rock singles! Some artists are Columbia country singers, stepping out for much more gritty action on cuts like these – others are more obscure rock acts that hit the label's roster far from the clean pop of Mitch Miller – and the CD features 25 gems that include "Whistle Bait" by Larry Collins, "Dig Boy Dig" by Freddie Hart, "Big Fool" by Ronnie Self, "I Got A Hole In My Pocket" by Little Jimmy Dickens, "Romp Stompin Boogie" by Jaycee Hill, "Good Rockin Baby" by Sid King & The Five Strings, "Mean Mama Blues" by Marty Robbins, "I'm Comin Home" by Johnny Horton, "Ah Poor Little Baby" by Billy Crash Craddock, "Hoy Hoy" by Collins Kids, "Everybody's Rockin" by Werly Fairburn, "Rawhide" by Link Wray, "You're Humbuggin Me" by Lefty Frizzell, and "Ugly & Slouchy" by Maddox Brothers. CD

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✨✧ Carl PerkinsWhole Lotta Shakin/King Of Rock/Greatest Hits/On Top ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1959/Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
You might know Carl Perkins mostly as an artist who recorded for Sun Records during the label's glory days of the 50s – but the singer also moved onto Columbia Records, where he cut some stunningly great material that's collected in this set! The package begins with the album Whole Lotta Shakin – a set that takes off from the Sun Records style of Perkins, but also maybe brings in a few country touches, and some of that rawer Columbia rockabilly style that real aficionados know the label did so well. The following three records are all from the end of the 60s – and really show a great new side of the maturing singer – as he hits the kind of post-roots vibe that other aging rockabilly singers were moving towards at the time – like Gene Vincent or Jerry Lee Lewis, who arguably cut some of their most interesting material during the time. Like the latter, Perkins maybe brings in more country inflection to his sound – but also prefaces a whole generation of roots rockers who were emerging – and there's loads of interesting moments in these later recordings, including a tune co-written with Bob Dylan. 2CD set features 49 tracks in all – and titles include "Champaign Illinois", "Levi Jacket", "Loveville", "Sister Twister", "Too Much For A Man To Understand", "Pointed To Shoes", "Just For You", "Mean Woman Blues", "Riverboat Annie", "Lion In The Jungle", "Superfool", "Soul Beat", and "Power Of My Soul". CD

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Amos KeyFirst Key ... CD
Interchord/Long Hair (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $18.99
A pretty sharp trio with incredible energy – a German prog group of the early 70s, but one who've got a hell of a lot of dexterity – so much so, they may well rival the greatness of big UK acts like ELP or Yes! The keyboards are all handled by Thomas Molin, who's got this ability to move as fast as the drums and bass – spinning out flowing lines of color, but also stopping on a dime and turning in another new direction quickly – as do the other two members of the group, with fantastic instrumental interplay throughout. The album's got vocals, mostly in English – but the instrumentation is what really leaves us breathless – on titles that include "Shoebread", "Got The Feelin", "Escape", "Important Matter", "First Key", and "Dragon's Walk". CD

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Kali BahluKali Bahlu Takes The Forest Children On A Journey Of Cosmic Remembrance ... LP
World Pacific/Merlins Nose (Germany), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
A weird set of sitar and bongos backed sing-speak about gurus, devil gods, leprechauns, elves, opium, the wind, hippie boys and other oddball psychedelia enhanced storytelling from Kali,The Gypsy Star Child! We don't know a thing about Kali – she has a cute, girly-girl, Anytown, USA voice, but the hippie fantasy, pseudo spiritual storytelling is weird, yet genuinely committed – with droning, Eastern-tinged psych backdrops. Includes "A Game Called Who Am I", "Cosmic Remembrance", "A Cosmic Telephone Call", "From The Angel Liesle & The Buddha" and "How Can I Tell My Guru?" LP, Vinyl record album

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Big StarComplete Third Vol 1 – Demos To Sessions To Roughs (with download) (2016 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Omnivore, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
More of a journey than just a straight record – as this incredible set brings together all the recordings that went into Big Star's amazing Third (or 3rd if you please) – one of the best one-time lost rock albums of the 70s! How this could have ever been thought of as anything less than essential is a mystery – and the material here really show the amazing work that went into recording the whole thing There's this weary quality to the vocals and songwriting of Alex Chilton that's sublime – paired with a raw, rocking underbelly – and finished with strings, horns and other Memphis-y accents. You could think that it all sounds like an ill fit – but no, it's glorious! Volume 1 includes demo versions of "Like St. Joan (Kanga Roo), "Lovely Day", "Downs", "Femme Fatale", "Thank You Friends", "Jesus Christ", "Take Care", "Nighttime" and more, plus Alex & Lesa duo takes on "I'm So Tired" and "That's All It Took", plus "Dream Lover (Dickinson Rough Mix)", "Pre-Downs", "Baby Strange", "Don't Worry Baby", "I'm In Love With A Girl" and more. 24 tracks on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album
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Big StarComplete Third Vol 2 – Roughs To Mixes (with download) ... LP
Omnivore, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 31.98
More of a journey than just a straight record – as this incredible set brings together all the recordings that went into Big Star's amazing Third (or 3rd if you please) – one of the best one-time lost rock albums of the 70s! How this could have ever been thought of as anything less than essential is a mystery – and the material here really show the amazing work that went into recording the whole thing There's this weary quality to the vocals and songwriting of Alex Chilton that's sublime – paired with a raw, rocking underbelly – and finished with strings, horns and other Memphis-y accents. You could think that it all sounds like an ill fit – but no, it's glorious! Volume 2 features Jim Dickinson & John Fry's includes rough mixes, nearly all on vinyl for the first time – with 25 tracks in all: versions of "Big Black Car", "Thank You Friends", "Till The End Of The Day", "Stroke It Noel", "Holocaust", "Kanga Roo", "Femme Fatale", "Kizza Me", "Nature Boy", "Manana", "Downs", "Blue Moon", "For You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousScratch My Back – Pye Beat Girls 1963 to 1968 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic girl pop from mid 60s London – tunes that go way past the sweeter hit modes of singers like Petula Clark and Sandie Shaw – and which often have some surprisingly soulful currents, too! All the work here is from the Pye Records studios of the time – a very groovy label who've given us some excellent jazz, rock, and instrumental sides – but who seem especially well-suited to bring all that experience to bear when they work with female singers! There's a bounce and groove to most numbers here, making the Brit blue-eyed tracks surprisingly strong play for a soulful dancefloor – and titles include "Da Di Da Da" by The Satin Bells, "Something To Give" by Nita Rossi, "Come On Baby" by Kim D, "Scratch My Back" by Jan Panter, "Every Day" by Billie Davis, "Now That You've Made Up Your Mind" by Val McKenna, "He Doesn't Love Me" by The Breakaways, "We Were Lovers" by Sandra Barry, "It's Hard To Believe It" by Glenda Collins, "I've Found Love" by Sharon Tandy, "It's So Fine" by Dee King, and "He Knows I Love Him Too Much" by Glo Macari. CD

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✨✧ VariousSky Girl – A Sentimental Journey Through Folk Pop, DIY New Wave, & Art Music Micro Presses 1961 to 1991 ... CD
Efficient Space (Australia), 1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title uses a lot of words to try to get at the sound of music within – but one drop of the needle tells us we're in a very special sonic space! The music here is a lot more thoughtful and personal than you'd guess from the DIY – and there's a really timeless vibe that somehow unites tracks from the 60s through the 90s – although there's also a very special core right around the early 80s, where there's a kind of personal post-punk singer/songwriter vibe that some of these cuts seem to either prefigure or continue. The collection is beautiful – definitely one to inspire a whole genre of crate-digging on its own – and titles include "I Remember" by Scott Seskind, "Daddy's Little Girl" by Warfield Spillers, "I Wouldn't Dream Of It" by Joyce Heath, "I So Liked Spring" by Linda Smith, "Cold Cafe" by Karen Marks, "Consciousness Of Happening, "Joanna" by Once, "Frozen Laughter" by The Rising Storm, "Home Before Dark" by Nora Guthrie, "Feeling Sheepish" by Some Of My Best Friends Are Canadians, and "Sarra" by Gary Davenport. CD

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✨✧ VariousSon Of A Gun & More – From The Lee Hazlewood Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most comprehensive sets we've ever seen to look at the legacy of the legendary Lee Hazlewood – and one of the few to focus on the impact he's had on the 21st Century! Lee's songs have become the stuff of legend over the years – not just his own recordings, but classic tracks sung by the Sinatra family members, Dean Martin, and countless others – who are usually features on similar sets under the Hazlewood banner. But this package goes those one better – and looks mostly at material from the past 20 years – plus a few older songs – showing that, if anything, the present century has given Lee's music even more power than ever in the hands of diverse talents like these. As with more "vintage" sets from Ace Records, the presentation is great – a lot of tracks, and very detailed notes that really like the Hazelwood heritage to all this recent music. Titles include "A Cheat" by Jarvis Cocker & Richard Hawley, "Some Velvet Morning" by Primal Scream & Kate Moss, "First Street Blues" by Mick Harvey, "I'm Glad I Never" by Jesus & Mary Chain, "Sand" by Holly Golightly, "Look At That Woman" by Gallon Drunk, "You Turned My Head Around" by Dean & Britta, "I'd Rather Be Your Enemy" by Boyd Rice, "Summer Wine" by Ville Valo & Natalia Avelon, "Paris Summer" by Frances Ruffelle, "My Autumn's Done Come" by Mark Morriss, "No Train To Stockholm" by Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards, and "Long Black Train" by Thriftstore Masterpiece with Frank Black. Also includes vintage songs – "She Comes Running" by Waylon Jennings, "The Man Who Made An Angel Cry" by Loy Clingman, "Lady Bird" by Virgil Warner & Suzi Jane Hokom, and "Friday's Child" by Billie Dearborn. CD

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✨✧ VariousSunday Nights – The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough (with download) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Fat Possum, 2005. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A testament to the broad appeal of raw Mississippi blues great Junior Kimbrough – and a also to the strength of the man's songs in alternate settings – on a beginning-to-end strong compilation of covers by an impressive range of talents! Originally issued on the mid 00s, this one has solid adaptions of Kimbrough gems by pre-rock star Black Keys, reunited proto punk legends Iggy & The Stooges, blues reverent mood rocker Mark Lanegan, The Firey Furnaces, Spiritualized, The Ponys, Jack Oblivian and more. Includes "You Better Run" (2 versions) by The Stooges, "Sad Days Lonely Nights" by Spiritualized, "My Mind Is Ramblin'" by The Black Keys, "Do The Romp" by Entrance & Cat Power, "Done Got Old" by Jim White. "Burn In Hell" by The Ponys and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Fat Possum 25th anniversary limited edition – includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousSvenska Shakers – R&B Crunchers, Mod Grooves, Freakbeat, & Psych Pop From Sweden 1964 to 1968 ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Cool combos from the Swedish scene of the 60s – a surprising north European hotbed of garagey grooves that were every bit as gritty as sounds from the US! In fact, these guys owe nothing to The Seeds or Sonics – as most are recording at right around the same time, and have a similarly rough-edged approach that's totally great – heavy guitars, often turned up to the point of distortion – lots of romping rhythms from frenetic drums – and vocals that maybe borrow a bit of the tunefulness of the Brit Invasion generation, but which are a bit more sinister overall! Most of these cuts are way more than just indie obscurities, too – as the bulk of the work here was recorded by big labels in Sweden – Decca, Columbia, Parlophone, and others – which results in superb production and presentation that really fits the style of the music. The Swedes kept their garage scene going for many years later – with superb work well into the early 90s – but this superbly-selected, 2CD set is the wellspring of that long cultural tradition – with 41 titles that include "Fantasy Island" by The Tages, "Don't Run & Hide" by Stringtones, "I Want To Live" by Mascots, "Bo Bo Boogie Pack" by Annabee Nox, "Misery Is Such A Mystery" by John Julian & Curt Gorans, "Smiling" by Darling, "A Flower In My Garden" by The Hep Stars, "I Set A Fire" by Science Poption, "Baby I Want To Know" by Fools, "Hurt By Love" by Deans "Let Me Show You Who I Am" by Shanes, "Do Ano" by Namelosers, "Daddy Rolling Stone" by Horanges, and "Come On" by Moonjacks. CD

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✨✧ AerosmithAerosmith ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The swaggering, hard grooving and hard rocking debut of Aerosmith! While "Dream On" gets as much or more rock radio play than any song should ever need, it's actually pretty easy to overlook just how good the rest of the record is. They may borrow the bluesy swagger of the Stones and heavy riffing of Led Zeppelin, but it's ultimately a heavy, but accessible rock sound that's distinctively all their own. Includes "Dream On", "Make It", "Somebody", "Walkin The Dog", "Write Me", and "Mama Kin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with the larger group photo cover.)

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