Warm, mellow, and completely sublime – the mighty America at the height of their powers – working with a quality that nobody else can match! The trio wrap together all the best ideas that were bubbling under in the LA scene of the late 60s – vocal harmonies, studio perfection, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, February 7-10, 1983. A HUGE amount of material! Includes the tracks "Say Hello", "Walk The Dog", "Violin Solo", "Closed Circuits", "For A Large And Changing Room", "Pictures Of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes all the inner sleeves. Box has some wear and a few creases.)
Excellent live work by The Association – quite different than their earlier pop hits, but still with the same great harmony feel! The style here is in the rougher, more guitar-based mode of albums like Birthday and Stop Your Motor – and the band really sounds great in this live setting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groovy groovy soundtrack that contains one of the Association's greatest songs! "Goodbye Columbus" may not be as famous as some of their bigger hits – but we love it to death, and it's the kind of catchy groover they'll find us singing in the coffin long after we've passed away! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a stain along the bottom.)
Not a surf record, but a ski record – one recorded in a style that's very much in the best surf instrumental mode of the time – with guitars from Tommy Tedesco and Billy Strange, plus super-tight drums from the legendary Hal Blaine! Given the power of the group in the studio, the sound ... read moreCD
B-52s ... LP Warner, 1979. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
A damn great little record – one that's got plenty to offer, and way more than the kitsch you might expect! We're surprised at how many times we go back to this one over the years – but it always makes us happy! Titles include "Planet Claire", "52 Girls", "Danc ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a stain along the spine and bottom corner.)
Another dose of retro party rock from one of the first groups to come out of the Athens scene. Includes "Legal Tender", "Whammy Kiss", "Song For A Future Generation", "Butterbean", "Trism", "Queen Of Las Vegas", "Don't Worry", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing record – one that we love to death over the years – and which never lets us down! There's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beaver & Krause —
Gandharva ... LP Warner, 1971. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool mixture of rock and electronics – a perfect example of the Beaver & Krause team at their best! The ensemble on this one is bigger than usual, and the players includes jazz musicians like Mike Bloomfield, Gerry Mulligan, and Howard Roberts – but Beaver & Krause still play ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever from Beaver and Krause – largely because there's not so much noodling! This one features the pair on moog and organ, with help from Dave Grusin on piano, Milt Holland on percussion, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Bud Shank on reeds. The sound isn't jazz at all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Huge! Dark, heavy – an album of mythical proportions, and that's a lot to say for a mainstream LP! It would be hard to imagine the modern rock landscape without this album or group, who provided the template for so much music to follow, and the soundtrack to many bong-fueled excursions to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album by Black Sabbath – the album that put the heavy in metal – one of the most influential rock albums of all time and a record that finds Sabbath at absolute peak perfection! This is the one that set the Sabbath style in stone, honing in the the heavy riffs, thundering ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Black Sabbath —
Paranoid ... LP Warner, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet & slipcover which has some edgewear.)
Blasters ... LP Slash/Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
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Body Count (Ice T) —
Body Count ... LP Sire/Warner, 1992. New Copy (reissue)...
Out Of Stock
Ice T & Body Count's infamous self-titled LP – way more notorious than it should be, and actually a pretty brave move for a rapper circa the early 80s, to roll from a major player in the hardcore solo rap scene – to hardcore punk/hybrid metal! It's fun stuff, seemingly influenced ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later effort from Tim Buckley with a bigger sound and more of a straight ahead approach – with a big nod in the groove direction and some R&B creeping in! In lesser hands, Greetings From LA could be considered more of a "commercial" album than the unpredictable stylistic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the gatefold cover, with the postcard partially detached but intact, and a crease on the front panel.)
One of the coolest surf instrumental albums of the 60s – an obscure set by The Centurions that's not to be confused with the similar Pajama Party set from Beach Boy Bruce Johnston – but which is an even more unusual assemblage of sounds overall! These guys offer up way more than just ... read moreCD
The Challengers cook it strongly here – adding in a bit more sax than before to their sweet guitar instrumental groove – almost using the instrument as a second sort of engine to give themselves even more power than before! There's a slightly deeper tone than on the group's previous ... read moreCD
The Challengers go surfing around the world – at least as proclaimed by the cover – but they still manage to keep their groove very focused on the sunny sounds of 60s southern California! The music here is surf instrumental, but with a smoother twist – really great guitar lines ... read moreCD
\A cooker of an album from The Challengers – one of the lesser-known surf combos on the LA scene of the 60s, but one of the best as well! These guys have a confidence that comes through right in the very first note – a perfectly-placed approach to electric guitar that features the bold ... read moreCD
Great sounds from The Challengers – one of the coolest, tightest instrumental groups on the Cali scene of the surf years – so instrumentally sharp that all of the individual members get named on the back cover – in the style of a jazz album! Drummer Richard Delvy heads up the ... read moreCD
The first Chicago album – presented here in all its jazzy brilliance! Back in the day, we used to wince when we heard these guys – but over the years, thanks to much rediscovery of the band by groove hounds, we've really come to like their work a lot. This first album especially has ... read moreCD
Lou Christie —
Lou Christie ... CD Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally wonderful work from Lou Christie – one of the most distinct singers in 60s rock and roll, and an artist we've really grown to love more and more over the years! Lou's got a way of soaring right over the top of a tune – with vocal dynamics that maybe match the range of Frankie ... read moreCD
Alice Cooper at his most sinister – crossing over big, but still keeping plenty of the lean, mean edge from the early days! The package does more than enough to live up to the hype that was building around Cooper at the time – building hip up as much as a baby-chopping monster as much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve, "dollar bill" insert, and with die-cuts detached but not separated.)
Alice Cooper —
Easy Action ... LP Straight/Warner, 1969. Used Gatefold ...
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Early work from the Alice Cooper band – working in a hard grooving, late 60s psyche and garage rock informed sound, a couple years before the Bob Ezrin produced, shock rock juggarnaut – but still a nicely sinister Detroit rock & roll sound! Alice's sneering, snakelike vocals are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from Alice Cooper and perhaps the first great one – starting the 70s sleaze show win streak with the massive "I'm Eighteen" and an LP full of great, gritty and grimy rock and roll. Bob Ezrin's producing for the first time, and if the songs and the whole show isn't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank pressing in the amended cover, with some wear.)
Pre shock rock psychedelia from Alice Cooper – more of a Detroit reared answer to early Pink Floyd than it is a clue to the early metal horror show to come – and as such, it's actually a heck of a lot better than you might be expecting! Since most people never even heard Pretties For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary live work from one of the greatest supergroups of all time – never-heard material from their famous concert tour of 1974! Neil Young is a key part of the lineup of Graham Nash, David Crosby, and Stephen Stills – and the quartet harmonize and trade leads beautifully on a set ... read moreCD
A haunting debut from singer Julee Cruise – collaborating with filmmaker/songwriter/producer David Lynch and his Twin Peaks soundtrack composer Angelo Badalamenti on one of the coolest vocal records of the period! This album was a bit underappreciated at the time, perhaps because its loose ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Deuce Coupes may have a hot-rodder's name – but the sound here is surf instrumental all the way through – that hip, twang-heavy mode that put Del-Fi Records at the top of the heap back in the California scene of the early 60s! There's a nice current of fuzz on the guitar at times ... read moreCD
The era that catapulted cult heroes Devo into pop culture history – with bubblier synths, catchier hooks, and crazier multimedia shenanigans than ever before from these pioneers of the video era – and time capsule pop angle aside, one of the best and most innovate pop albums of its time! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve order form. Cover has a ring stain & some light wear.)
By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the previous year, they took a sharp right turn into cranky sincerity. They did so on a wave of new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Y- Y- Y- Y- Y- Y- Y-eah, this is one of best art rock albums of all time – the Eno produced full length debut of Devo – the caustic, sarcastic and fun soundtrack to society's devolution! There's nothing we don't love about Devo at this point, from their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Shout ... LP Warner, 1984. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ral Donner definitely takes care of business on this sublime early album for the Gone label – singing in a style that's much more deep-voiced and expressive than you might guess from his look on the cover! Ral's going farther than teen pop here, and almost brings out some sneering moods from ... read moreCD
The essential first album from Dream Syndicate – one of the great rock albums of it's time and the very foundation for many other great ones to follow! Moody and real, this is ranscendent stuff that ignored the rock and pop trends of the early 80s, production wise, and carried stronger ... read moreCD
An early moment of genius from The Electric Prunes – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were a cut above their contemporaries, and why Warner really backed them strongly right from the start! There's a depth here that rivals some of the group's Sunset Strip contemporaries ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
An amazing collection – filled with rare material, live recordings, and other gems that will help expand the all-too-small catalog of Faces albums! Completely essential if you love The Faces – with lots of new stuff. CD
The second long player by The Faces – and one of their best! The group hits a real peak on Long Player, balancing real emotional grit with their unrivaled rock swagger – and they're just flat out fierce on the best songs here! On one hand, there grooving along so loosely that it ... read moreCD
A later one from Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and The Faces – coming at a time when Rod was ready to bust out and be a superstar on his own – but the group still had one more amazing album together in Ooh La La! A great mix of trademark ragged rockers – plus a few tighter, less ... read moreCD
A later one from Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and The Faces – coming at a time when Rod was ready to bust out and be a superstar on his own – but the group still had one more amazing album together in Ooh La La! A great mix of trademark ragged rockers – plus a few tighter, less ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In a die-cut puppet cover, including the poster. Cover has a cutout notch.)
A late masterpiece from the Flaming Lips – one of their most unique and uncompromising records since they became leftfield hitmakers – and a record that works best as a whole! Embryonic is a grower, and the first record since The Soft Bulletin which, to our ears anyway, doesn't seem to ... read moreCD