The complete recordings of The Lee Kings – a wonderfully groovy Swedish 60s group who definitely wore their love of The Beatles on their sleeve! The set begins with the core album Bingo For The Lee Kings – about as perfect a piece of 60s rock as you could hope to find – ... read moreCD
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups of any stripe – and if you ask us, this is among the very best records of the late 60s. . . period! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of swirling organ, electric harpsichord, ... read moreCD
The great John Lennon album from 1973 – still in an exhilaratingly creative mode with strong Plastic Ono traces, even if the overall effect is more mainstream friendly – ultimately, an album that stands incredibly well on its own, even if its something of a bridge to John's rock and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
John Lennon revisits the rock and roll canon after years of emotionally charged solo material – a move that was partially imposed by legal necessity, but got even more messed up from there – culminating a solid, set of pure Rock N Roll in '75! Includes sessions produced by Lennon in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second Motown release by this group – a nice mix of jazzy soul and rock styles, handled with production and arrangements that are better than the group's first album. There's some nice smooth LA sounds on the set – and the vocals have a rough edge that's almost got a bit of a David ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Creation ... LP Yoga Records/Drag City, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
Cosmic weirdness from Lightstorm – the first ever compilation of the husband & wife duo Johnima and Kalassu Wintergate's oddly effective, genuinely-inviting tunes! Lightstorm's aim is to bring blessing, love and divine joy to the world – spiritually-inclined in a new age-y way that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally groovy little record from Swedish singer Lill Lindfors – an artist who's got an equally great ear for sounds from France, Brazil, and even the American west coast – all of which she serves up here in her own unique style! Lill's music has always gotten attention from folks ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Pre-Liquid Liquid work from Richard McGuire – a pair of different groups that both have a much more outside vibe than his more famous material! The Liquid Idiot tracks are from 1978, and have a definite No Wave vibe – almost improvised jazz at times, and definitely fairly avant – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groundbreaking little record – and one that's hardly ever been matched again! Liquid Liquid sprang onto the scene with this amazing debut EP for 99 Records – a set that's got a wicked blend of funky drums, post-punk darkness, and this cool criss-crossing of modes that perfectly sums ... (Soul, Rock)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
An incredible piece of percussive work by the always-enigmatic Liquid Liquid! The record is one of their sparest, and has more hard drumming than others – less of a dance-oriented groove, and a very experimental vibe that reminds us of the group's unique role on the New York scene! There's ... (Soul, Rock)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Early work from The Litter – the Minneapolis psych quintet who first broke big on their Emerge album for ABC/Probe – but who are heard here a year earlier, with a sound that's maybe even more trippy and powerful overall! The back of the album carries the message "play at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ken Little —
Solo ... LP Dharma, 1973. Sealed ...
An inspired loner blues-rock-folk effort from Little Howlin' Wolf – nope, not the Mississippi-born, Chicago blues saint Howlin Wolf, nor his kin – but an enigmatic songwriter-performer born James Pobiega – with freewheeling style that's falls somewhere between acoustic blues and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's borrowed from a hit by Jan & Dean – but the music here is very much the Lively Ones' own – that cool blend of surf guitar, echo, and other hip elements that make their early 60s Del-Fi records so great! The guitar lines are wonderfully chromatic – very well-tuned, ... read moreCD
A very unusual album from The Lively Ones – a set that has the group going south of the border, with all of the guitar/surf styles you might expect – but also getting some help from the lesser-known Surf Mariachis, who play on about half of the album's tracks! The notes offer up little ... read moreCD
The wonderful first solo album from Nils Lofgren – done with this lean, tight sound that's nicely different than his previous work with Grin – and which really lets Nils show off all the best sides of his vocals and guitar! The group is just a core trio with Wornell Jones on bass ... read moreCD
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 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
One of the bigger efforts from Material – featuring the core trio of Bill Laswell, Martin Bisi, and Michael Beinhorn – plus guest work by Nona Hendryx, Nile Rodgers, Whitney Houston, Archie Shepp, Oliver Lake, and Fred Frith. The mix of jazz and soul talents comes together more nicely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album