Brian Eno at the crux of his career – hanging perfectly between the guitar-heavy glam of earlier years, and the spacey electronics of later ones. The album is one of his last to feature real rock songs, and it mixes straighter styles with more complex electronic soundscapes, resulting in ... read moreCD
Some of the darkest and most wonderful rock and roll from the 70s! After leaving Roxy Music, Brian Eno came up with this brilliant little set of glammy tracks – nearly every one a gem, filled with screeching guitars, mad production, and excellent lyrical twists. On top of that, he infused ... read moreCD
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
An incredible fantasy of California pop – recorded too late in the 60s to really strike big, but with a perfect approach to mid-decade Beach Boys at their best! Mark Eric's clearly borrowing plenty of pages from Brian Wilson's bag for this set (and maybe Brian Hyland too) – and the ... read moreCD
A beautiful bit of baroque country rock – recorded across separate sessions in Hollywood, Nashville, and London – with a scope of sound that's equally expansive! The album's truly tremendous – at one level stepping off the psychedelic country of the late 60s LA underground, but ... read moreCD
Glorious power pop from South London – driving work from the Exits! The spectre of early Elvis Costello hovers over The Exits, particularly in the vocal department – but the uber catchy hooks and buzzing guitars have more of an all purpose sheen. Strong stuff from the power pop ... read moreCD
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Henry Flynt —
C Tune ... CD Locust, 1980. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Avant garde violinist, guitarist, experimentalist Henry Flynt's long buried Indian Raga inspired C Tune – recorded a November day back in 1980 with Flynt on electric violin and CC Hennix on the tambura – an entrancing, hypnotic piece of work! Flynt's better works are pretty fascinating ... (Out Sound, Rock)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
(Tray card has a cutout hole. Out of print.)
Foetus Symphony Orchestra & Lydia Lunch —
York ... CD Thirsty Ear, 1997. Used ...
Thomas & Richard Frost —
Visualize ... CD Cherry Red (UK), 1969/1970. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Incredibly sweet jangle pop from the team of Thomas & Richard Frost – a lost duo with a wonderfully sunshiney feel! The tracks on the set are from their few singles for Liberty and Imperial Records – plus tracks from a never-released album from the time – and the whole thing ... read moreCD
The second great Fugazi album, or first, depending on how ya want to define define "album" and how self-righteous you are in that opinion (don't know about you, but it's difficult for us to think of 13 Songs as a compilation) – but it's great all the same! Loud, angry and punchy in ... read moreCD
Genius work by a singer-songwriter you've never heard of – a beautiful little album recorded in late 60s Paris, but done with English language lyrics! Nick Garrie's a hell of a great songwriter – one with the poetry of Leonard Cohen, the fragility of Tim Hardin, and the willingness to ... read moreCD
A great little album from vocalist Dana Gillespie – one that's done in a style that's much sweeter than some of her later work, and which features superb arrangements by the great Mike Vickers! Vickers really has an ear for a record like this – and mixes bits of folk with more ... read moreCD
One of the wildest 70s soundtracks by the Italian horror genius group Goblin – filled with a lot of weird distorted electronics, strangely recorded percussion, and oddly-tuned guitar parts and basslines! The overall feel still has the band's electric slightly funky sound firmly in place, but ... (Soundtracks, 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
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
Surprisingly sweet pop from Shaun Harris – once a member of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, but here stepping out as a solo act with a really great sound of his own! The format here is sweet, simple, and a great representation of the way that Sunshine and folksy styles of the 60s ... read moreCD