Warm wonderful work from America – keenly collaborating here with producer George Martin, who helps them take their already-great sound into a whole new dimension! Martin's got a wonderfully smooth touch on his studio work here – cool, compressed, and just right for the group's harmony ... read moreCD
Pure genius from America – the kind of record that forever transformed the sound of the mainstream in the 70s! There's a balance here that's completely sublime, right from the start – a summation of all that went before in popular music, wrapped up into a whole new sound that's light ... read moreCD
Annexus Quam —
Osmose ... CD Spalax (France), 1969. Used ...
Amazing sounds from the early years of the prog sounds in Germany – exactly the kind of record that shows how much farther Krautrock was stretching than psychedelia! Although the set still draws most of its energy from conventional instruments – guitars, organ, bass, and drums – ... read moreCD
One of the most iconic rock and roll shows of all time – the late 70s farewell to The Band – and quite famously, much more final concert by an esteemed band, it's actually a rock, pop, folk, blues and soul summit that features The Band as the house band. This landmark document of the ... read moreCD
Fantastic stuff! Smiley Smile is the issued version of Smile, a classic – and even though some may gripe that it's missing the 50% extra material that was supposed to be on the Smile set, it's still utterly fantastic! Titles include "Vegetables", "Heroes & Villains", ... read moreCD
A record with "surf" in the title, but one that's light years from the earlier Beach Boys albums of the 60s! This set is a wonderfully mature effort – hardly surf music at all, and one that moves nicely in the same territory as Sunflower and 20/20! Some of the tunes are ... read moreCD
A landmark leaping-off point for The Beatles – and a record that really paved the way for countless new ideas to come! The mix of catchy pop and freer ideas here is really wonderful – tunes that introduce a whole new mature world in mainstream music – yet manage to have all the ... read moreCD
An overlooked gem from the initial run of Black Sabbath – the last album to feature Ozzy Osborne on vocals, and a set that really hones the group's power of the previous years! You might expect a more commercial outing from the cover – or maybe think that these guys were trying on some ... read moreCD
You know, we always hated the term electronica, but somehow it's an oddly fitting description for this sort of thing – forward looking, hip hop influenced instrumental beat collages. Some tracks on here verge on the atmospheric or more downtempo style, while others dip into an abstract ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
A "best of" set – with titles that include "Changes", "Ziggy Stardust", "John I'm Only Dancing", "Let's Dance", "Fashion", "Ashes To Ashes", "Young Americans", "Rebel Rebel", "Jean Genie", and ... read moreCD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Carla Bozulich —
Boy ... CD Constellation, 2014. Used ...
The second great side of the legendary Johnny Burnette – the singer's move to great pop material after starting his career as a raw rocker – a shift that then saw Johnny taken from us all too soon! Burnette's got a style that's surprisingly great in this mode – a voice that was ... read moreCD
Rumble ... CD Jubilee/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ...
One of Jubilee Records' excellent collections of earlier vocal group material – served up in a cool covered package with some nice Scorpio Rising overtones! The collection doesn't exactly come across with the violence implied by the name, and most material here has a style that's older than ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Genius work from the Chicago Underground ensemble – expanded here from the duo of Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor, to include guitarist Jeff Parker and bassist Noel Kuppersmith. Mazurek plays cornet and just a hint of electronics, and combined with the fractured guitar work of Parker, the ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A caterwauling work of genius from The Damned – a set that arrived too late to ride anything left of the first wave of infamy from Brit punk – and 2 years after the strange misfire that was the Music For Pleasure LP – yet Machine Gun Etiquette is nearly as pleasing as their debut! ... read moreCD