Melodic, barbed postpunk from suburban Chicago's Epicycle – rare material from '79 to '81! Chicago's punk scene was a disparate community back in the day, with very few bands breaking out and finding a broad fanbase. That in mind, it shouldn't be so stunning that Epicycle is ... read moreCD
Tight grooving benga funk rock from Extra Golden – the third, and to date the best album from the cross cultural combo! At this point, it's not fair to simply call the group's sound a seamless blend of disparate styles, as we've been tempted to in the past – they've found their own ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Wicked early 80s punk from The Flesh Eaters – with some fun nods to trash culture and B-movies the cover art, song titles and lyrical imagery – but it's also some of most slyly ambitious sounds from the west coast punk scene of the time! It's clear from the first track they're going for ... read moreCD
One of the heaviest albums to ever come from Japan – a wicked batch of tripped-out, fuzzy tunes to rival the hardest rock from the UK at the time! Flower Travellin Band have a basic approach that's build on pounding drums and rumbling basslines – and although the guitars are fierce too ... read moreCD
Avant garde aggro protest rock from the Henry Flynt archives – his 1966 blues & folk freak out I Don't Wanna with his group the Insurrections! It's a loose, aggressive and fairly wild outsider take on post protest folk and the outer fringes of small combo primitive rock – Flynt on ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreCD
An overlooked 60s pop gem from Margo Guryan – probably best known as the writer of the "Sunday Morning" hit for Spanky & Our Gang, but an equally great singer on her own! Margo's got a style that's towards the hipper side of girl pop in the late 60s – but one that's also ... read moreCD
A hard-driving collaboration between Zu and Mats Gustafsson – power jazz at its fiercest, with a pedal-to-the-metal sound that comes across with a definite punk-influenced approach to jazz, and at times a garagey quality that's a nice contrast to other recent avant jazz recordings! The ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A heck of a charmer from Haircut 100 – one of a handful of great UK albums from the early 80s that mixed post-punk energy with warmer touches from jazz and Latin – all in a blend that's completely wonderful overall! Haircut 100 were never trying to change the world – and they ... read moreCD
Titles include "Kiss On My List", "Gotta Lotta Nerve", "Hard To Be In Love With You", "Everytime You Go Away", "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin", "Diddy Doo Wop", and "You Make My Dreams". (Soul, Rock)CD
(Numbered limited edition Super Audio CD pressing – by Mobile Fidelity! Works on all players.)
Hip Hall & Oates material from the early days – a set produced by Todd Rundgren, with a sound that definitely shows his presence! The tunes here are really wonderfully focused – tightened up a bit more than before, but never in ways that are too-poppy or commercial. Rundgren's ... read moreCD
The first full length collaboration between blues, soul and rock slide guitar eclecticist Ben Harper and harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite – and it's win for both – with a vibe that's rooted in many traditions, but feels right at home in both Harper's and Musselwhite's wheelhouses. ... read moreCD
Amazing sounds from Lee Hazlewood – some of his most offbeat, unbridled recordings ever – and that's saying a lot if you've already heard his classics for Mercury, MGM, and Reprise! The package here brings together rare work from Lee's own LHI label – packaged beautifully with a ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Jonas Hellborg —
Word ... CD Axiom, 1991. Used ...
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Jeff Sipe —
Personae ... CD Bardo, 2002. Used ...
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... read moreCD
Henry Cow —
Unrest ... CD Virgin/East Side Digital, 1974. Used ...
Features the quintet lineup of Frith, Hodgkinson, Greaves, Cutler, and Cooper, and including "Bittern Storm Over Ulm", "Deluge", "Linguaphonie", and "Ruins". CD
A wonderful tribute to the legendary Marion Brown – and a surprisingly jazzy, surprisingly sensitive record from His Name Is Alive! The group really get at our favorite part of Brown's genius here – that second chapter of his work after the more harder-edged recordings – a time ... (Jazz, Rock)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