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
A nicely focused little collection on the great Ferlin Husky – one that brings together some of his more upbeat tunes from the early generation of rock and roll – although the music is still pretty darn country overall! Or rather, hillbilly – said in the most respectful way of ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Original demos and rehearsal tapes from the mighty Stooges – early 70s ragged brutality that would form the seeds of the coming Raw Power album! The Olympic Studios demos range from full on garage rock onslaught's prefiguring both punk and the uber raw garage rock revival sounds of myriad ... read moreCD
A really stunning set from Il Balletto Di Bronzo – a group who clearly have the instrumental chops to take off in a proggish way, but really keep things interesting here by staying in a grittier, more straightforward groove! The power of the drums and guitars is wonderful – almost funk ... read moreCD
Important early work from The Incredible String Band – three albums in one great package! First up is the first album from the Incredible String Band – a real treasure from the trio of Clive Palmer, Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – who each sing and write, and bring unique charm ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Heavy grooving psych from late 60s/early 70s UK combo Infinity – with loads of Hammond organ grooves and gritty rhythms! The swirling organ sound really sets the group apart from post psych peers on both sides of the Atlantic – often out front in the sound, although the guitars are ... read moreCD
Chicago modernism from the Chicago Underground meets Tortoise post-rock electronic free jazz collective. 11 numbers in all, including "Harm-O-Lodge", "Space Krikts", "Meta Bass", "Moonlex", "Kidtronix", "Moot Ang", "Sint_D" and ... read moreCD
A killer collection that brings together nearly all of Wanda Jackson's rock and roll tracks in one great set – a non-stop party that spans the space of 30 tracks from her early years at Capitol Records, along with detailed notes and a great package too! Jackson's work in these years is the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes ... read moreCD
Fool ... CD Brainfeeder, 2016. New Copy ...
A bright blend of abstract electronics and leftfield jazz from Dutch experimentalist Mitchel Van Dinther, aka Jamezoo – and one more significant reminder that the Brainfeeder label is home to some of the best, most creative modern instrumental music of the past couple decades! After the ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Includes the classic "Jane Says", plus "Idiots Rule", "Mountain Song", "Summertime Rolls", "Ted Just Admit It", and "Had A Dad". CD
Bert Jansch —
Nicola ... CD Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1967. New Copy ...
A beautiful record from the great Bert Jansch – quite different than some of his others at the time, but in a really wonderful way! The set has Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar interwoven with some larger arrangements – not in a commercial style, but in a mode that perfectly ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Tremendous work from Bert Jansch – an album that shows how much he'd evolved in just a few short years – both as a singer and as a musician, and as a completely unique talent on his own! The record has an instantly timeless feel – that mix of ancient inspiration and new freedoms ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
The first of the twin Waylon Jennings masterpieces from 1973 – a career-defining year that saw the releases of both Lonesome, On'ry & Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes – 2 of Waylon's greatest albums! Self-produced and focused on the voice and the driving heart of the songs, this is ... read moreCD
A pivotal album from Grace Jones – and a record that has her shedding some of her fuller styles from the disco years, and moving into some of the darker, colder grooves we always love the best! The title track is reason alone to buy the record – a remake of The Normal's "Warm ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Priscilla Coolidge Jones —
Flying ... CD Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ...
A surprisingly soulful set from Priscilla Coolidge Jones – a record that's kind of a late 70s take on the sorts of modes she developed with Booker T at the start of the decade – which is no surprise, given that Booker produced the record, and also plays organ and keyboards throughout! ... read moreCD
Searing sounds from 50s rockabilly legend Benny Joy – a good deal of which were never issued at the time, and are presented here in the best Ace Records fashion! Benny was hardly a chart-topper in the late 50s – but in decades since, he's earned a strong reputation as one of the most ... read moreCD
Nice work from Christopher Kearney – a Canadian singer/songwriter who followed the same path to LA as some of his 60s contemporaries, yet managed to cut this album back home with a feel that's all his own! There's definitely some currents from American country in Kearney's approach, but the ... read moreCD
A rich blend of breezy orchestrations and an early rock opera narrative from Keith – and ambitious set of groovy psychedelic pop songcraft that's light years away from his earlier hit – and an underappreciated gem that more or less capped off his young career! The record has some ... read moreCD
Kindred ... CD Warner/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy ...
A rare early 70s set of post psychedelic rock from Kindred – with a sprawling, tightly grooving sound! Kindred combines male & female vocals that have the feel of late 60s/early 70s Cali sunshine rock, sometimes with bluesy electric guitars and keyboards, congas in the percussive mix, ... read moreCD
One of a pair of powerhouse, post psychedelic rock we've heard from Kindred – solid stuff with a tight groove, but a pretty far reaching well of influences! Some pretty vibrant electric guitar keeps it all together, and it's a mix of harder hitting, catchy rock with both male and female lead ... read moreCD
An overlooked gem from The Kinks – a set that's got all the wit of their late 60s material, a bit of the rootsy currents of Muswell Hillbillies, and a lot more bite than the group would have in some of their next few albums to come! Ray Davies' pen is razor-sharp, as is his vocal approach ... read moreCD
A nice transition from the overwrought concept albums of mid 70s Kinks – and a shift into tighter, shorter, more condensed tunes that got the group firmly back on track! The concepts here are each confined to the space of a single tune – taking Ray and the group back to the best ... read moreCD
Wickedly clever British pop – plucked from our favorite period of this legendary British band! The record features the group hitting their songwriting stride – moving past the simple topics of earlier songs, into a flurry of snapshots of British life in the postwar years. Each song is ... read moreCD
The best yet from Klaus Johann Grobe! Here the German-language Swiss duo move into an aerier, slighty less angular vibe than on their first couple records – and it's wonderful stuff! Anchored by danceable rhythms and melodic vocals, Spagat Der Liebe finds them moving a bit beyond the more ... read moreCD
Sweet keyboard lines from Wladyslaw Komendarek – a Polish musician with a sound that's a lot leaner than his name – wrapped up here in a tight set of sound library instrumentals with a mighty nice 80s electro soul style! The tracks are tuneful, and have a bit of a groove – but ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
A nice bit of psych folk from the UK – Paul Korda's Passing Stranger record from 1971. It's pretty driving set in moments, and quite delicate in others – voiced impressively by Korda, who's also really strong in the songwriting arena! The songs are really inspired, still carrying ... read moreCD
Felix Kubin looks a lot like an alien on the cover of this set – and sounds a fair bit like a space visitor in the music as well! The work's got this very cool blend of electronics and playful rhythms – served up in a style that really takes us back to some of our favorite German work ... read moreCD
John Henry Kurtz —
Reunion ... CD ABC/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ...
John Henry's certainly not a name that pops out of the early 70s rock history books – but he did a hell of a job with this rare outing for ABC Records – a set that effortlessly blends southern rock elements with a nice current of soul – all handled strongly by producer Steve Barri ... read moreCD
La Dusseldorf —
Viva ... CD Teldec/Water, 1978. Used ...
A bit of a shift for La Dusseldorf, but a good one too – and a record that has the group reaching even more towards some of the punkish directions initially inspired by their music! The sound's less stretched-out than before – shorter tunes, often with a bit more force, especially on ... read moreCD
The lovely Nicolette Larson, heard here in a special live set from the height of her career – recorded in 1978 by Warner Brothers, but only ever circulated as a promo at the time! The performance is great – and has all those special, sweet touches that we love in Nicolette's studio ... read moreCD
Ken Lauber's the kind of hip, overlooked songwriter who emerged in the generation after folks like Tim Hardin, John Hartford, and Jimmy Webb – able to effortlessly write songs that often tell a little tale of life in the darker stretches of society – but with this slightly redemptive ... 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
Led Zeppelin at their most sprawling – in both ambition and in the pacing – on the gargantuan Physical Graffiti! This is the album where they started bringing some odd synth textures to the sound, and it's to Zeppelin's eternal credit that this doesn't compromise their blues-reverent ... read moreCD
Way more than just a collection of Jackie Lee's work for EMI in the mid 60s – as the set features almost as many unreleased tunes as it does actually-issued singles! The package offers a great look at the early years of this hip Brit female singer – a vocalist who ranks right up there ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
The complete recordings of The Lee Kings – a wonderfully groovy Swedish 60s group who definitely wore their love of The Beatles on their sleeve! The set begins with the core album Bingo For The Lee Kings – about as perfect a piece of 60s rock as you could hope to find – ... read moreCD
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups of any stripe – and if you ask us, this is among the very best records of the late 60s. . . period! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of swirling organ, electric harpsichord, ... read moreCD