What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time – and it's made even better through the addition of a bunch of previously unissued tracks! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the ... read moreCD
Dreamy sunshine pop from the great Mama Cass! Forget her silly name and looks, forget the fact that she died an early stupid death, forget all the records she made with The Mamas & The Papas – Cass Elliott was a wonderful singer who had an approach to a pop song that was beyond compare. ... read moreCD
One of the grooviest 60s albums from Manfred Mann – a hip British soundtrack that really lets them stretch out into some hip new styles! The tunes are still mostly in the jaunty jangle pop mode of Manfred Mann singles from the decade – but they've also got a deeper, more cerebral feel ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
Possibly one of the best-remembered albums by John Mayall's legendary Blues Breakers combo – thanks to vocals and guitar from a young Eric Clapton! Clapton at this point is way fresher than in later years – not prone to cliches, and still coming across with a raw, edgey power that is ... read moreCD
Sugar sweet pop rock from Paul McCartney & Wings – much more adventurously arranged than most of McCartney's post Beatles releases, Wing-ed or not – and to our ears (and many others), it's also his best post-Beatles album! There's plenty of rave up rock & roll leading into to ... read moreCD
Mia Doi Todd —
Gea ... CD City Zen, 2008. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Two amazing albums from the team of Lol Coxhill and Steve Miller – augmented here by a fair bit of previously unreleased bonus work! Both records were issued during the early years of Virgin Records in the 70s – and are of a similar spirit to some of Robert Wyatt's more experimental ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
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kgs ... CD 360 Degrees (Japan), 2002. Used ...
A hell of a stunner from The Move – the group's first full album, and a set that burns beautifully on so many different levels! The set's almost equal parts mod and psych – with all the sharpness of the former, and lots of the fuzz and inventive production of the latter – served ... read moreCD
The Move are looking a bit fuzzier here than in their earlier years – and they're sounding a bit fuzzier too, but in a way that's totally great! The group's down to a quartet, which seems to bring even more focus on the great vocals of Carl Wayne, and heady guitar of Roy Wood! There's a ... read moreCD
Mad music from the Nihilist Spasm Band – a group who really live up to their name from the very first moments of the record! The set begins with "Destroy The Nations" – a track that's meaner, nastier, and more mindbending than anything you'll ever hear from any of the wildest ... read moreCD
Two often wonderful earlier titles by of one of the great oddball songwriters of the last forty years on one CD! The Harry album is certainly the bridge between Nilsson's two previous wildly bombastic LPs, and the slightly more subdued material that popped up on the Schmilsson and later records. ... read moreCD
Nirvana's lean, economical predecessor to Nevermind – an album that's plenty earthshaking in its own right – the mean, metallic Bleach LP! If you weren't around and listening to underground rock in 1989, it's tough to impart how unique Nirvana was at the time – there weren't a ... read moreCD
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