An incredible batch of prime garage rock era nuggets from the Peruvian scene – fuzzy gems by the Saicos! The Saicos bring a sense of menace to these tunes – with a guitar tone touched with an eerie vibe, and lead vocals that are really piercing and gravelly in that instills this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Understated genius from the Lost Gonzo Band – one of those 70s bands who could draw on country, but never be country rock – act like they were casual, but had the tightness of much bigger acts – and always come across with the goods, but in a way that never tried to call too much ... read moreCD
Out Here ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ...
A strange album when put next to Love's Elektra records – and one that's not without its weaknesses – but the band's got a kick-ass drummer, and the record's filled with more than a few tasty moments that have a bit of funk in them. Layered with Arthur Lee's hip guitar, the sound is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)
Out There ... CD Blue Thumb/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ...
Lesser-known work by Love – recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together tracks from the albums Out Here and False Start – both of which feature the band moving back to basics, working in a harder rocking ... read moreCD
Quite an obscure one by Love – a mid 70s record that actually has quite a bit of soul in the mix! The album almost seems to be going for a Sly Stone approach – expanding the group past Arthur Lee and crew with a host of additional players that include Harvey Mandel, Bobby Lyle, and ... read moreCD
M Frog (Jean Yves Labat) —
M Frog ... LP Bearsville, 1973. Very Good+ ...
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(Includes front flap booklet. Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)
Jester ... CD Harvest/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ...
A hell of a record from this lesser-known Belgian combo – one who work at a level that sounds much more like 1972 than the 1977 date of the record – a wickedly tight approach to prog that's perfectly at home on the Harvest label! The set begins with a masterpiece of heavy drums, long-wo ... read moreCD
A nice little record from Belgian prog combo Machiavel – a set that has them compressing their sound a bit from earlier years, but in a way that almost seems to make their music more tuneful and powerful than before! The shift here is a bit like that mid 70s point when Yes moved away from ... read moreCD
Lonnie Mack's a hell of a guitarist, and one who never sounded better than on these early recordings for the Fraternity label – presented here in a hugely expanded version of the 70s album that first issued the long-overdue 60s sides, along with a fair bit of unissued tracks! Mack plays with ... read moreCD
One of the most revered indie albums of the modern era, and certainly one of those biggest – in terms of sheer size as well as acclaim – even though it was only ever a blip on the mainstream radar! Stephin Merritt's sprawling, quite literally titled 69 Love Songs kind of serves as an ... read moreCD
(Please note that the set is missing the slipcover.)
One of the most revered indie albums of the modern era, and certainly one of those biggest – in terms of sheer size as well as acclaim – even though it was only ever a blip on the mainstream radar! Stephin Merritt's sprawling, quite literally titled 69 Love Songs kind of serves as an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautifully done 6 X 10 inch LP box set – and a wonderful way to experience such a sprawling album!)
A really unusual set from early 70s France – a record done for the mostly-jazz imprint Futura Records –but one that seems to also embrace some of the trippier styles of the time too! Most of the music here feels largely improvised – lots of guitar likes that skitter out over bass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record with a sexy cover and title – but one that's got a much deeper vibe overall – and a real step forward for Japanese singer Carmen Maki! The music has these full, rich arrangements – not pop orchestrations, but sort of a swirl of additional voices, strings, and ... read moreCD
Carmen Maki looks a lot more righteous here than on previous album covers – but the music is every bit in the same wonderful space as before – an ultra-hip approach to Japanese pop, with arrangements that are completely sublime – and maybe remind us more of European work by ... read moreCD
A really beautiful little record from Japanese singer Carmen Maki – and one that definitely lives up to its promise of "poems" in the title! The set isn't a spoken word record, but does have Maki talking a bit in between her singing passages – a beautifully evocative voice ... read moreCD
One of the funkiest, most electric records we've heard from Turkish pop genius Baris Manco – a set recorded at the start of the 80s, but one that's got much more of a 70s vibe overall! There's some especially great keyboards and basslines here – elements that are more in the forefront ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
One of the funkiest, most electric records we've heard from Turkish pop genius Baris Manco – a set recorded at the start of the 80s, but one that's got much more of a 70s vibe overall! There's some especially great keyboards and basslines here – elements that are more in the forefront ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guitars playing plenty of games here – easy to do when in the godlike hands of Harvey Mandel – a guitarist rooted in blues, but also with lots of psychedelic inclinations as well! This album's one of Harvey's best as a solo act – and gets some sweet fuzzy production by the ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic take on the "Batman" hit of the 60s – one that moves the tune from camp TV theme to sweet rock instrumental territory – in a manner that prefaces later takes on the tune by The Who and The Jam! The track may well be the biggest ever by The Marketts – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout grommet and a light crease on one corner.)
Dave Mason's first solo album – and a pretty a great one! Alone Together wasn't a huge hit back in the day, but man is a ever a pleasing set. It's rich with blues & soul steeped lead vocals and sweet backing harmonies and bed of acoustic guitars at the core of most of the tunes – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strange and incredible mid 70s atmospherics from Jean-Pierre Massiera – dark atmospherics that roll from heady psych rock to cerebral funk and proggy dynamics – taken to a far deeper dimension thanks to Massiera's hypnotic use of tape samples and layered vocal errata! It's amazing how ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost underground project from the 70s, recorded with some strong all-star production help from Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Shel Silverstein – but a record that was lost to the shifting sands for decades, and is only being released all these many years later! The duo of Vince ... read moreCD
John Mayall's definitely getting back to his roots here – and he's also getting help from an all-star cast as well! Mayall's vocals and piano are in fine form – almost with a rough-edged Blues Breakers sort of vibe, but sometimes a bit funkier too – in ways that strongly show the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and insert. Cover has a cut corner.)
One of John Mayall's great 70s recordings from the US – and like the others, a set that definitely adds some funky jazz into his bluesy groove! John himself plays lots of great organ and piano on the set (and even a bit of vibes!) – and soul jazz legend Red Holloway handles saxes and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
A really unusual set from the mid 70s underground – recorded by an obscure group in a tiny studio, but with a care and class that easily matches bigger records from the time! The guitar work is excellent – as tight as any heard on 70s AOR albums of the period, but much more relaxed, ... read moreCD
A wonderfully weird cut – one that mixes lots of cool analogue electronics with a slightly proggish vocal line from Tony McPhee – all then taken into really wild directions by the edit here! The whole thing's almost got the mix of funk and trippiness that we love in the best Finders ... (Funky 45's, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Chicago scene of the 70s – an unreleased gem from Medusa – a group who really know how to go head to head with some of the most frenetic acts of their generation! The set's got a blistering array of guitars right up front in the mix ... read moreCD
Melanie's a folkie at heart, but one who's very open to new ideas too – as you'll hear in this surprisingly offbeat set from the late 60s! The record mixes Melanie's raspy, almost eerie vocal approach with some compelling charts from Roger Kellaway – who respects the folk impulses at ... read moreCD
Melanie ... CD Buddah/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ...
A seminal self-titled set from Melanie – an album that's still proudly folk in some parts, while also embracing some of the more hard-edge styles of some of her contemporaries too – echoes of soul in some of the rhythms, a bit of grit in the instrumentation – which really seems to ... read moreCD
John Cougar Mellencamp —
Uh Huh ... LP Polygram, 1983. Near Mint- ...
A rare psychedelic set from late 60s Reprise – the only one we've ever seen from Mephistopheles – a nice mix of hard charged and fuzzy sounds with gritty vocals – and lighter moments flavored by flute and keys! The drums hit pretty hard and sound great and the electric guitar ... read moreCD
Music with a folksy core, but very experimental sense of expression – thanks to unusual handling of familiar instruments by Paul Metzger! Side one features the 20 minute "Meend For Shaista" – played by Metzger on this unusual modified fretless 18 string guitar, with attached ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mia Doi Todd —
Gea ... CD City Zen, 2008. Used ...
A set of sweetly spun psych folk tunes from Mia Doi Todd – really intimate stuff that's hypnotic and moving all the way! Mia's working here in a earthy story song mode, playing guitars and a gentle wave of harmonium all the way through the record – laid down wondfully by producer ... read moreCD
A hell of a group from the British mod scene of the mid 60s – one who should have been huge, given the strength of these recordings! The Mickey Finn definitely have an undercurrent of blues to their music – but less of the slavish use of the influences as Manfred Mann or the Stones, ... read moreCD
A real burner from this overlooked Chicago group from the 70s – a south suburban quartet who clearly draw a lot of inspiration from the heavy guitars of the hard rock scene from early in the decade, but who also come across with a bit of a power pop vibe as well! The guitars are full, heavy, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant take on vintage sounds by Cornwall combo The Mighty Sceptres – seamlessly mixing vintage funky group soul styles! As much as we dug their earlier 7-inch on Ubiquity, we're pretty much floored by how much deeper this excellent full length cuts! Singer Angeline Morrison has a way ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard grooving, heavily grooving South American rock from Miguel Y El Comite (Miguel & The Committee) from the early 70s – led by Miguel Livichich, who made waves a bit earlier with El Syndikato! The percussion drives the sound pretty well, but the vocals are nicely out front in the mix, ... read moreCD