Chicago II ... LP Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Chicago's second album – not as familiar as the first, and with some really great moments! The group is working here in the same extended-length format as on their debut, going for some more complicated tunes spread across the album's double length – jazzy riffing still firmly in place ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chicago on their third LP – still humming strong! The group are following the double-length format of their first two here – cutting out some sub-suites of tracks that mix together jazzy riffing, harder guitars, and some of those sweet vocal arrangements that always sounded better on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Still part of the classic early run of the group – one of the most production for an act like this in the 70s – and an album that still has them putting out a double-length set of goodness! Titles include "Byblos", "Song Of The Evergreens", "Searchin So ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty amazing effort from country rock progenitor Gene Clark! This one blends breezy songcraft that's not too far off from his previous couple of great solo albums – rustic harmonies and memorable lyricism flavored by acoustic guitars – with far more deft studio touches such as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new ... read moreCD
A psych stunner from one of the great groups on Elektra who never made it as far as they should! Titles include "Black Roses", "With All In Mind", "The Ballad Of Freddie & Larry", "Sand", and "Night Sounds Loud". LP, Vinyl record album
Fourty Niner shows a wonderful growth in Clover – a record that really has the group coming into their own, and hitting some of the best Marin County vibes of the time! There's a definite rootsy feel to the record – some of those Bay Area transmogrifications of sounds from the south, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a sticker on the corner of each side, a mostly split spine, and splitting on the top seam.)
The first rumblings of genius from German electronic giants Cluster – but oddly, a record recorded without any synthesizers at all! The team of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Rodelius are both playing organ here – as well as cello and Hawaiian guitar, and some "audio-generator&quo ... read moreCD
A memorial album to the late rocker Eddie Cochran – filled with Liberty Records gems that include "Summertime Blues", "C'Mon Everybody", "Cut Across Shorty", and "Somethin Else". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is clean, with light marks. Cover is nice overall, but has a few spots of clear tape on the seams and some light wear.)
One of the darkest concept albums we've ever heard – a set dedicated to creation and the "planet of man" – but really just an amazing experiment in sound! Manfred Schunke put the record together to explore his "artificial head" recording system – and it's got ... read moreCD
One of the darkest concept albums we've ever heard – a set dedicated to creation and the "planet of man" – but really just an amazing experiment in sound! Manfred Schunke put the record together to explore his "artificial head" recording system – and it's got ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl reissue – very limited, with insert too!)
S David Cohen —
Me ... LP Reprise, 1969. Very Good+ ...
One of the best American psych albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a partially split top seam, and some light staining on the back.)
Condello is Michael Condello – a pretty heady talent from the 60s who should have been huge, given the overall sound of this psych nugget from the time! Condello has this very sinister sort of vibe – folksy at the core, but electrified in really fuzzy, freaky ways – as if he ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alice Cooper at his most sinister – crossing over big, but still keeping plenty of the lean, mean edge from the early days! The package does more than enough to live up to the hype that was building around Cooper at the time – building hip up as much as a baby-chopping monster as much ... read moreCD
A pair of wonderful albums from British folkie Mike Cooper – both recorded for the Dawn Records label, in a really genre-breaking style! Places I Know blends Cooper's acoustic guitar and rootsy vocals with some very compelling arrangements from Mike Gibbs – the British jazz talent who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album of jazzy rock material from Detroit! The Corporation were definitely one of the hipper groups ever to record for Capitol during the late 60s, as you'll hear on their incredible version of John Coltrane's "India", done as a progged-out slightly funky instrumental, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those rock records that shouldn't have worked – Elvis ditched the pounding pop of his earlier post punk years for this one, replacing it with 80s synthesizer soul production and hired back up singers – but it works, thanks to Costello's pen being nearly as sharp as it ever was. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A damn surprise to our ears – a record that shouldn't work well, but which succeeds tremendously – bringing all the best part of Elvis Costello and The Roots into play perfectly – with a sound that's unlike anything either of them have ever done before! Costello has way more bite ... read moreCD
One of the coolest combos of the UK 60s scene – and one of the most obscure as well – a very hip instrumental group that was equal parts jazz and soul, with a vibe that was somewhere between Stax Records and mod London at the time! Hammond figures strongly into lots of these songs ... read moreCD
Coulson Dean McGuiness Flint —
Lo & Behold ... LP DJM (UK), 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Cowsills ... CD MGM/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ...
One of of the grooviest groups of their time – and a quintet who manage to exceed the usual on two different fronts – both as a family group, and as a harmony outfit too! The Cowsills have a vocal approach that's far richer than their years on the planet – never kiddie at all, ... read moreCD
An incredible early 90s EP by The Cramps – putting their macabre psychobilly stamp some killer covers – tracks originally done by Jack Nitzsche, Lightnin' Slim, Walter Brown & The Alleycats and Sherriff & The Ravels! Cleanly produced by Poison Ivy herself, it's one of the finer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album