Over two dozen tracks by The Dee Jays – one of those cool 60s groups who were born in London, but hit much bigger fame in another European country! In this case, the place was Sweden – where the group moved in the mid 60s, and immediately captured a big audience who were hungry for the ... read moreCD
One of the crowning classics from the early years of Deep Purple – and a set that will forever be remembered for giving the world the classic rock anthem "Smoke On The Water"! Yet the record as a whole is even better – and is filled with some long-burning, hard-wailing tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing, missing insert. Cover has some wear, with a split & top seam.)
The only 70s album ever issued by guitarist Rick Deitrick – a set that was produced in a very small print run of copies – which were then sold at shows and in a few special record stores, and also left by Deitrick on woodland trails – in the hopes that hikers might stumble upon ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful solo guitar work from Rick Deitrick – a very underground figure in the already-underground world of acoustic material in the late 70s! Deitrick's maybe one of the most understated of his contemporaries – less experimental than John Fahey or Robbie Basho, and often working ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Delaney & Bonnie —
Home ... LP Stax, 1969. Very Good ...
Roots rock but with a strongly soulful undercurrent – thanks to key late 60s Stax production from Donald Duck Dunn and Don Nix, both of whom make the record sound a lot hipper than many other similar sets from the time! The record showcases the singing and songwriting talents of Delaney and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the purest expressions of the genius of Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett – an album that was recorded to feel like it was done in a motel room – with a stripped-down vibe that really gets at the best energy of the pair! Roots rock mixes with blue-eyed soul, gospel piano, and ... read moreCD
Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett certainly have some heavy friends here – a stunning host of guest help on the record, who make the whole thing come together with a sweet blend of southern rock and soul! The duo were always almost more of a soul act than a rock one, and that quality really shows ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sometimes, a singer can act like a star, even though their actual place in the musical universe is far from the limelight – and that's definitely the case here with Dennis Caldirola, aka Dennis The Fox – a vocalist who's not afraid to brashly lay down his own lyrics that filled with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut of one of the most forward-thinking, longest living, unique pop music phenomenons of the 80s onward! Although Depeche Mode diehards might bristle at being lumped in with pop music giants, you really can't deny that they're often emotionally raw, even morose songs, married with a range of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The icy cool second album from German avant electronics gurus Der Plan – a great batch of raw electro pop from the nascent new wave of the German scene! Some of the darker touches of the earlier album give way to some quirkier grooves here – with tunes that largely carry a skewed pop ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressig including the insert. Cover has light wear.)
The first ever vinyl release of vintage late 60s sounds from Devil's Kitchen – a solid album's worth bluesy psychedelic grooves! Several of the tracks are live at the fabled Family Dog Ballroom in San Francisco – where the group served as the house band – plus studio recordings ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the previous year, they took a sharp right turn into cranky sincerity. They did so on a wave of new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, includes inner sleeve but missing poster & 7-inch.)
"Barrows Blues" has this really unusual groove – a mix of folksy guitar and saxophone, tied together in this choppy funk intro to the tune – which John then sings over with this style that's as evocative as the instrumentation! "High & Dry" continues the folk ... (Funky 45's, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Mookish bombast from The Dictactors – heavy rock, fist clenching anthems, poker-faced parodies of love songs and keyboard peppered songs about a body covered in scabs. No sir, there will never be another Dictators! These guys should have been on kid's lunchboxes and Kiss should been dropped ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mellow masterpiece of sunshine country rock from Dillard & Clark – a duo that featured Gene Clark of the Byrds and Doug Dillard of the Dillards – in a wonderful blend of Cali longhair harmonies, back porch psych, and expert Byrds-y tunefulness! Dillard provides lots of great ... read moreCD
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell) —
24 24 Music ... LP Sleeping Bag, 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A spacey disco classic! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass. Arthur Russell produced and Francois K mixed – and this great vinyl single features the complete cut – Part 1 on one ... (Funky 45's, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Spacey post disco dancefloor genius from Arthur Russell and Dinosaur L – the slow-building stormer "In The Corn Belt" – mixed by Larry Levan! Part 1 is on the A-side and Part 2 is on the flip – and the track builds from an atmospheric layer of keys into a heavily ... (Funky 45's, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
The second of Dio's twin masterpieces – a second album knockout that followed Holy Diver by a single year! The biggest difference this time out is the addition of full time keyboard player Claude Schnell to the band, making Dio a quintet – but what the keyboards do NOT do is air out the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. Remastered and on limited edition blue colored vinyl!)
A pretty amazing little record from Dion DiMucci – especially if you only know his earliest rock and roll hits! Dion was always a cat who was hipper than most of his mainstream contemporaries – as evidence by the surprisingly deep turn he'd take at the end of the 60s – but during ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing record from one of the most legendary forces in the New York No Wave scene at the start of the 80s! At the time, DNA was one of the most uproarious acts in that increasingly legendary NYC scene – a group that featured Arto Lindsay's scratchy guitar and haggard banshee wail of a ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Ral Donner definitely takes care of business on this sublime early album for the Gone label – singing in a style that's much more deep-voiced and expressive than you might guess from his look on the cover! Ral's going farther than teen pop here, and almost brings out some sneering moods from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful complement to the Donovan studio albums from the late 60s – a well-recorded live date from the US. The style of the tunes is a bit different than some of their more famous album and single versions – with a relaxed approach to the work that leans a bit more on some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a sticker spot & light wear.)
Easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the simpler, catchier tunes – a deeply ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dr Hook were always one of the weirder groups in mainstream rock during the 70s – a group who were maybe founded in roots rock modes, but who often had a funky current in their rhythms – and this very weird blend of catchy tunes and the offbeat lead vocals of Ray Sawyer! The sound's a ... read moreCD
Early 70s psych folk from DR Hooker – looking pretty biblical in the cover photo – with a spiritual tilt to some of the lyrics, but in a pretty tripped out way – and a wild mix of styles, from easygoing, approachable folk pop, to untamed, fuzzed out psychedelia! We were expecting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mac really steps out on this one – pushing past his usual hip studio take on New Orleans soul, to a more expansive style that includes performances by a host of surprise guests like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, PP Arnold, Graham Bond, and Doris Troy. That loping, trippy groove of John's is ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dr Sadistic & The Silverking Crybabies —
Maroon Balls ... LP Hospital, 1980. Very Good+ ...
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Dr Sadistic & The Silverking Crybabies —
Pyramid Punk ... LP Hospital, 1980. Very Good+ ...
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Arnold Dreyblatt & The Orchestra Of Excited String —
Propellers In Love ... LP Hat Hut/Superior Viaduct, 1986. New Copy (reissue)...
Beautiful sounds from Arnold Dreyblatt and his "excited strings" – an acoustic bass body that's refitted with a different string lineup, and mixed here with other instruments of a string-heavy nature! Yet the music is hardly the usual "with strings" sounds, nor any sort ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The Trinity —
Streetnoise ... LP Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ...
Some great funky grooves by this legendary British ensemble – featuring excellent keyboard work by Brian Auger, recorded during the period when he was really beginning to stretch out a bit, and hit a much more open-ended kind of sound. Julie Driscoll is still on vocals, singing in her raw ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Drowning Pool —
Aphonia ... LP Fundamental, 1989. Near Mint- ...