Some of the most tripped-out music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – and that's saying a lot, given the nature of the group! This unique early album on ESP features two side-long tracks – both of which are mini-suites of sort, and filled with odd sounds, weird themes, and a strange ... read moreCD
A split LP by 2 of the better psyche folk bands in modern rock – Hush Arbors and Arbouretum – a team effort that makes sense stylistically on top of the conveniently alliterate band names! Hush Arbors' 5 songs kick it off in timeless, insistently melodic fashion. Arbouretum deliver 3 ... read moreCD
David Johansen —
In Style ... CD Blue Sky/American Beat, 1979. Used ...
David Johansen's second post-New York Dolls solo record – and the first one where he really sheds the feral rock vibe – but with Mick Ronson on board as co-producer, it's still got plenty of pomp! David would go on to take many creative detours – but in this first real stretch, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Jeff Lee Johnson —
Blue ... CD Coconut Grove, 1995. Used ...
Amazingly great early material George recorded for Mercury – filled with great tunes that sometimes get lost amidst the reissue market, a very nicely done 2 CD set that contains a total of 48 tracks in all! The cuts are drawn from the period when George was still nursing his Hank Williams ... read moreCD
Amazingly great early material George recorded for Mercury – filled with great tunes that sometimes get lost amidst the reissue market, a very nicely done 2 CD set that contains a total of 51 tracks in all! The cuts are drawn from the period when George was still nursing his Hank Williams ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
The legendary first album from Kraftwerk – a groundbreaking set recorded when the group was more of a proggish outfit, and still yet to make their mark in the world of electronics! As with early work by Cluster, the instrumentation here is often from more conventional rock sources, but ... read moreCD
Spare, ethereal early recordings from Kraftwerk – done by the duo of Rolf & Florian on a wild range of instruments that include organ, electric piano, harmonica, guitar, glockenspiel, and "rhythmusmaschine" – all of which are then abstracted through the production work of ... read moreCD
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – ... read moreCD
One of the most monumental debuts in rock history – a record that hit the world like a led zeppelin, and left an impression for years to come! Led Zeppelin pretty much took over rock right from the beginning – which isn't too surprising, given that Jimmy Page had an in-demand guitar ... read moreCD
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There' ... read moreCD
Not the out there primal scream of Plastic Ono, and more of an impeccably produced, easy to love landmark from John Lennon! The title track, beautiful as it is, is so heavily ingrained into rock & roll myth making machine that it's become too easy to overlook how great most of the songs on the ... read moreCD
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
An astoundingly great disc from an unlikely source! Who'd have figured a slick commercial contemporary soul album like this might come out of Thrill Jockey, the epicenter of Chicago's indie rock scene for years? The National Trust craft a set of disco, 80s groove and blue eyed soul-inspired ... read moreCD
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". CD
Niellerade Fallibislisthorstar —
Halrum ... CD Scratch & Sniff, 2005. Used ...
Spare electronics from Finland – played live in the studio, and recorded direct to analogue tape. The tunes have a great early analogue synth quality to them – very dark, turgid, and popping around with little other accompaniment. Kind of reminds us of the way we played around when we ... read moreCD