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
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There' ... read moreCD
A 4CD collection of material from Arthur Lee and Love – and much better than we might have guessed! Most of this package is pretty compelling – and fills in some nice spots around the edges from the all too small catalog of Love releases – and each CD offers up a slightly ... 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
Not the out there primal scream of Plastic Ono, and more of an impeccably produced, easy to love landmark from John Lennon! The title track, beautiful as it is, is so heavily ingrained into rock & roll myth making machine that it's become too easy to overlook how great most of the songs on the ... read moreCD
A totally groovy little record from Swedish singer Lill Lindfors – an artist who's got an equally great ear for sounds from France, Brazil, and even the American west coast – all of which she serves up here in her own unique style! Lill's music has always gotten attention from folks ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
The title's borrowed from a hit by Jan & Dean – but the music here is very much the Lively Ones' own – that cool blend of surf guitar, echo, and other hip elements that make their early 60s Del-Fi records so great! The guitar lines are wonderfully chromatic – very well-tuned, ... read moreCD
A very unusual album from The Lively Ones – a set that has the group going south of the border, with all of the guitar/surf styles you might expect – but also getting some help from the lesser-known Surf Mariachis, who play on about half of the album's tracks! The notes offer up little ... read moreCD
The wonderful first solo album from Nils Lofgren – done with this lean, tight sound that's nicely different than his previous work with Grin – and which really lets Nils show off all the best sides of his vocals and guitar! The group is just a core trio with Wornell Jones on bass ... read moreCD
One of the most striking groups we've heard from the Chilean scene of the late 60s – a quartet who have the groovy garagey sound of their contemporaries, but also manage a darker style overall! The lyrics are in English throughout – something the band always insisted on – but ... read moreCD
Understated genius from the Lost Gonzo Band – one of those 70s bands who could draw on country, but never be country rock – act like they were casual, but had the tightness of much bigger acts – and always come across with the goods, but in a way that never tried to call too much ... read moreCD
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
Quite an obscure one by Love – a mid 70s record that actually has quite a bit of soul in the mix! The album almost seems to be going for a Sly Stone approach – expanding the group past Arthur Lee and crew with a host of additional players that include Harvey Mandel, Bobby Lyle, and ... read moreCD
Jester ... CD Harvest/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ...
A hell of a record from this lesser-known Belgian combo – one who work at a level that sounds much more like 1972 than the 1977 date of the record – a wickedly tight approach to prog that's perfectly at home on the Harvest label! The set begins with a masterpiece of heavy drums, long-wo ... read moreCD
A nice little record from Belgian prog combo Machiavel – a set that has them compressing their sound a bit from earlier years, but in a way that almost seems to make their music more tuneful and powerful than before! The shift here is a bit like that mid 70s point when Yes moved away from ... read moreCD
We don't normally think of Indiana in such poetic terms – but leave it to Lonnie Mack to find the hidden beauty in roughness – a quality that seems to emerge more and more in his music as the 70s moved on! This Elektra album from 1971 is a real overlooked gem – quite different ... 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
One of the funkiest, most electric records we've heard from Turkish pop genius Baris Manco – a set recorded at the start of the 80s, but one that's got much more of a 70s vibe overall! There's some especially great keyboards and basslines here – elements that are more in the forefront ... (Global Grooves, Rock)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
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
Loren Mazzacane —
Rooms ... CD St Joan, 1990. Used ...
A really unusual set from the mid 70s underground – recorded by an obscure group in a tiny studio, but with a care and class that easily matches bigger records from the time! The guitar work is excellent – as tight as any heard on 70s AOR albums of the period, but much more relaxed, ... read moreCD
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Chicago scene of the 70s – an unreleased gem from Medusa – a group who really know how to go head to head with some of the most frenetic acts of their generation! The set's got a blistering array of guitars right up front in the mix ... 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
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... read moreCD
Kim Jung Mi —
Wind ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy ...
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... read moreCD
Mia Doi Todd —
Gea ... CD City Zen, 2008. Used ...
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
A hell of a group from the British mod scene of the mid 60s – one who should have been huge, given the strength of these recordings! The Mickey Finn definitely have an undercurrent of blues to their music – but less of the slavish use of the influences as Manfred Mann or the Stones, ... read moreCD
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but ... 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
The first collaboration between Dieter Moebius and Conny Plank – and one of the best! The pair come together here in modes that are a lot more playful than some of the other German projects of this nature at the time – not as spare and sensitive as some of the others, and with a bolder ... read moreCD
The first-ever full album by Momus – and one of the best singer/songwriter debuts of the 20th Century! No kidding, we think this album is tremendous, and its some of the finest songwriting we've ever heard! Using the general skeleton of Old Testament history, Momus crafts some of the finest ... read moreCD
Thurston Moore —
Root ... CD Lo (UK), 1998. Used ...
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
If the cover here reminds you a lot of the cover of the first album by King Crimson, that's no mistake – as the mighty Morgaua Quartet serve up their own versions of tracks from that record, alongside unique instrumental versions of songs by Genesis and Pink Floyd too! As with the group's ... 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
A really heavy little record from The Move – one that has the group picking up a lot more fuzz and bottom-end power than before – and coming across with a record that might be their most sinister to date! All the best elements from before are still in the mix – that strong sense ... 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
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
Rarer 60s material from the great Moon Mullican – the complete I'll Sail My Ship Alone and Mr Honky Tonk Man LPs on a single CD! I'll Sail My Ship Alone isn't a solo set from the pivotal piano rock & hillbilly music pioneer – but a fun, no frills set of honky tonk piano gems by ... (Folk/Country, Rock)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
A beautifully moody record from Larry Murray – an artist you might guess as being a country rocker from the title and his cowboy hat on the back cover – but one who, like some of the best from this generation, really has a lot more to offer overall! Murray's working here in hip ... read moreCD
An astoundingly great disc from an unlikely source! Who'd have figured a slick commercial contemporary soul album like this might come out of Thrill Jockey, the epicenter of Chicago's indie rock scene for years? The National Trust craft a set of disco, 80s groove and blue eyed soul-inspired ... read moreCD
One of our favorite albums ever from the genius moment of late 60s Warner Brothers – a set we'd rank right up there next to our favorites by Van Dyke Parks and Harper's Bizarre! The set's billed as a "phonograph opera", written by Tupper Saussy – and it's served up with these ... read moreCD
The second sublime album from Neon Philharmonic – and one that seems to go even deeper than the first in its blend of ambitious musical themes and mature lyrical ideas! The presentation here is even more symphonic than on the first record – but at a level that's never soppy or sleepy ... read moreCD
A wicked mix of proggish rocking and funky jazz – totally great, thanks to some added orchestrations from soundtrack maestro Luis Bacalov! The record is easily one of the most interesting from New Trolls – kind of a blend of jazz-influenced rock with some higher-concept ideas – ... read moreCD
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". CD
A wonderful return to form for Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends – working here in the same sublime space they hit on their one and only album for A&M Records in the 60s! The style here is somewhat more modern – but still mostly 70s-styled, as opposed to contemporary ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Niellerade Fallibislisthorstar —
Halrum ... CD Scratch & Sniff, 2005. Used ...
Catchy pop from The Nolan Sisters – a British group with definite mainstream appeal, but a surprising undercurrent of soul as well! It's hard to describe the quartet's appeal exactly, but it's a bit like some of the more pop disco work from the US in the late 70s – lots of groovy ... (Soul, Rock)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
Spooner Oldham —
Pot Luck ... CD Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy ...
The only solo record by Memphis/Muscle Shoals session hero and songwriter Spooner Oldham! Spooner's organ and piano sessions and knack for soulful songwriting with partner Dan Penn will forever cement his legend in the southern soul AND rock canons, but he rarely sought a spotlight of his own. This ... read moreCD