Very nice work by the lovely Claudine Longet – later tracks than her more famous A&M recordings of the 60s, tunes dune for Barnaby records in the early 70s! The feel here steps off nicely from Claudine's A&M sides – getting a bit hipper, a bit deeper, and taking on some of the ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
A really cool record from the late 60s Spanish rock scene – done with a pop-ready simplicity, but accented with some gritty, garage psych touches too! Contrabando features a newer line-up of the group, after Juan Pardo and Antonio "Junior" Morales left the group to for Juan Y ... read moreCD
Definitely definitive work from Love – one of the coolest rock groups of the 60s, featured here on a massive 30 tracks recorded for Elektra Records! The package really runs the gamut of Love's styles – starting with some of their rougher, more garagey material – then moving into ... read moreCD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Out There ... CD Blue Thumb/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ...
Lesser-known work by Love – recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together tracks from the albums Out Here and False Start – both of which feature the band moving back to basics, working in a harder rocking ... read moreCD
A wild mix of free jazz and fuzzy rock – played by a groundbreaking Japanese group who mix flute and saxes with heavy Hammond and plenty of guitar! The album begins with the side-long "Question Mark" – a tune that breaches a really metaphysical question at the start, then ... read moreCD
Lonnie Mack's a hell of a guitarist, and one who never sounded better than on these early recordings for the Fraternity label – presented here in a hugely expanded version of the 70s album that first issued the long-overdue 60s sides, along with a fair bit of unissued tracks! Mack plays with ... read moreCD
An album with a really creepy cover, but a sound that's maybe a bit more down to earth overall – late 70s electronic rock, in a manner that's a bit like the generation of French groups like Space Art, or like the sound of the German scene when it was tightening things up a bit more from the ... read moreCD
An overlooked late 70s album from the great Baris Manco – one that has the Turkish experimentalist unlocking even more strange corners of his music – finding a new way to combine eastern and western elements in his sound! The album's every bit as edgey and compelling as Manco's earlier ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Turkish rocker Baris Manco hits the 80s, but still turns out work that's every bit as compelling as his famous sides from the decade before – although maybe with a bit more keyboards overall! The sound is a nice shift from exotic guitar fuzz to equally enigmatic keyboard lines – a bit ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Harvey Mandel —
Snake Pit ... CD Tompkins Square, 2016. New Copy ...
The cover makes the record look like one of Harvey Mandel's classic albums from the early 70s – and the sound within is very much in the same spirit too – a noisy, gritty set that really returns the guitar legend to the brilliance of his younger career! The set's awash in the kind of ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
John Martyn's one of those artists we seem to appreciate more and more as the years go by – a British folksinger at the start of his career, but one who was already starting to stretch his wings into so many different styles – really interesting modes that definitely took off once the ... read moreCD
Melodic, warm and pretty wonderful early 70s soft rock from Mason – featuring Ian "Tich" Amey and John "Beaky" Dymond of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mich & Tich in wholly softer mode! It's a record that should have come out on Dawn/Pye in '73, but was never released ... read moreCD
Dude! Back before he was found floating face-down in a swimming pool, ex- (or late-) Stones member Brian Jones put together this landmark bit of trippiness for the Rolling Stones label. Although the music is largely ethnographic, the whole thing's got this neo-colonialist hipster edge to it ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Vocal material from Mike "Maz" Maher – mostly known for his trumpet work in Snarky Puppy, stepping out here in the lead with help from members of that group! Mike sings throughout here – doesn't play trumpet at all – and he's got sort of a breathy, flowing style that ... (Neo Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Ever-adventurous composer, arranger and coronet player Rob Mazurek teams up with similarly creative wanderer Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang, Josh Abrams Natural Information Society and more)! Alien Flower Sutra finds the duo and their guest players crafting a pretty awesome mix of interstellar psych-jazz- ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Impeccable pop work from McCarthy – a group that's probably best known for being a precursor to Stereolab, but which is a heck of a great British pop outfit in its own right! The tunes on this set have a jangly guitar-pop approach that's strongly reminiscent of the Creation Records sound at ... read moreCD
Melanie's a folkie at heart, but one who's very open to new ideas too – as you'll hear in this surprisingly offbeat set from the late 60s! The record mixes Melanie's raspy, almost eerie vocal approach with some compelling charts from Roger Kellaway – who respects the folk impulses at ... read moreCD
Melanie ... CD Buddah/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ...
A seminal self-titled set from Melanie – an album that's still proudly folk in some parts, while also embracing some of the more hard-edge styles of some of her contemporaries too – echoes of soul in some of the rhythms, a bit of grit in the instrumentation – which really seems to ... read moreCD
A rare psychedelic set from late 60s Reprise – the only one we've ever seen from Mephistopheles – a nice mix of hard charged and fuzzy sounds with gritty vocals – and lighter moments flavored by flute and keys! The drums hit pretty hard and sound great and the electric guitar ... read moreCD
Modern Folk Quartet —
Changes ... CD Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ...
Those in the know can always tell the difference between a hip folk group and some cash-in cats – and these guys are defnitely hip, and work here with a style that really points the way towards so many different Sunshine Pop and pop psych styles to come! The vocal complexity is amazing ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A much cooler folk group than usual for the time – thanks to great work from a young Jerry Yester and Chip Douglas – both of whom create all the right hip currents to live up to the "modern" in their name! The group definitely have that folk harmony style of the time – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A wonderful collection of work from the always-great Momus – one of our favorite singer/songwriters of the past 40 years, a talent who really moves forward territory inspired by the work of Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, and George Brassens – and an artist who's given us so much ... read moreCD
A weird mix of electronics and percussion from the German scene – a set recorded in 1981, but with a freewheeling vibe that's almost more like some of the electronic experiments of the prog years! Clara Mondshine plays a range of keyboards – most with these sounds that are somewhere in ... read moreCD
Noise guitar legend Thurston Moore meets free jazz drummer Frank Rosaly – in a performance that really seems to open up new paths for both musicians! Moore's got a lot of texture in his work here – and a lot of space at times, too – an ear for notes and sounds that almost ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Surprisingly great string quartet versions of songs by King Crimson, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Yes – played by a group who really get at the spirit of the original versions, while still trying to something very new! We'll be the first to admit that we're usually not the biggest fans of "c ... read moreCD
Van Morrison at the height of his solo powers – working here in an extended live set that opens up with all the genius for vocal expression and inflection he developed during his initial solo years at Warner Brothers! The setting is perfect to show the growing confidence Morrison has in his ... read moreCD
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
A hugely expanded version of this unique early EP from The Move – a set that has the group playing live in a small London club – and turning out tunes that include a fair bit of remakes from other groups of the 60s! The record showcases the group's grittier side – and has them ... read moreCD
The duo of Geoff and Maria Muldaur – caught here at a perfect point in their career – and sounding especially nice with some great production from the legendary Joe Boyd! The album's got a more contemporary vibe than the early jug band material from Geoff – but it's also not in ... read moreCD
One of the sweetest girl groups of the 60s – finally given their due in this great collection of work for the Chattahoochee label – most of which appears here on CD for the first time ever! The Murmaids were a wonderful trio with this beautiful harmony sound – one that echoed the ... read moreCD
Long live jams from Mushroom – recorded at a variety of different locations in 1997 and 1998, and really showcasing the intensity of the group in this setting! There's a fair bit of heavy guitar on these tunes, and given the point in the group's history, there's possibly a bit more jamming ... read moreCD
A huge assortment of material from garage groovers The Music Machine – including the complete (Turn On) The Music Machine LP from 1966 – plus a wealth of surprisingly deep singles, alternate versions, and a whole bonus CD of unreleased material! Music Machine is best known for the ... read moreCD
A great relic from the cold wave scene of the early 80s – material that was originally issued on a small-run cassette, mostly as a demo for the group – but more than strong enough to finally be released as a full-length album! Mystery Plane work here in a spare, electric style that has ... read moreCD
Naked Wolf —
Ahum ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2016. Used Gatefold ...
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Napalm Death —
Scum ... CD Earache, 1987. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Some of the first recordings ever made by the New York Dolls – a blistering session of 21 demos that were all cut in one night during March of 1973 – creating the sound that formed the blueprint for their classic albums to come! The vibe here is maybe what you would have heard, had you ... read moreCD
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the ... read moreCD
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... read moreCD
Amazingly spooky stuff from Nico! The album's only Nico's second solo album – after the legendary Chelsea Girls for Verve – but it's got a spark, stark, totally-drained quality that's immediately gripping. John Cale handled production, and he's working here with Nico in a junkie haze ... read moreCD
Maybe the best album that Don Nix ever recorded – a set that perfectly illustrates his fully-formed genius, with Don writing, arranging, and producing the whole set down at Muscle Shoals! And sure, plenty of roots-tinged rockers hit that Alabama scene during the period – but few folks ... read moreCD
The only album ever from this trippy little combo from the 60s Berkeley scene! Notes From The Underground were contemporaries of Country Joe & The Fish, and share a similar mix of folk and country-styled roots mixed with a bit of pre-hippie rock – but their overall sound is a bit more ... read moreCD
A really mighty collection, and really the first to give NRBQ their full due – as the set not only brings together an amazing scope of sounds recorded over the space of decades, but also includes some new material never issued elsewhere! The package is kind of a history book that starts at ... read moreCD