Although he began his career as a child pop star in the 70s, by the mid 80s, Simon Turner had emerged as one of the more sophisticated composers of the British indie pop scene, and began penning some incredibly complex instrumental work, in addition to his own camp pop vocal songs. Turner's ... read moreCD
Veijo Ullakko looks might perky on the cover of this album – and the grooves on the set definitely reflect that look as well – some upbeat, jaunty pop numbers from mid 70s Finland! There's a nice mix of catchy hooks and subtle drama to the work – short numbers that pack a lot ... read moreCD
Modern takes on traditionalist style from one of the greatest groups of their time! Uncle Tupelo goes fully into a folksier realm on the Peter Buck-produced third album – and it's another landmark! By this point, alt rock/grunge/whatever was taking over mainstream rock – something ... read moreCD
Uncle Tupelo's excellent second album, proving that No Depression was no fluke! The group wasn't about to repeat themselves, even though their ballsy mix of rural midwestern roots and raw, blistering guitars was already influencing soon-to-be more famous alt-era hitmakers. There's still some ... read moreCD
The Velvet Underground live in 1993 – something we never would have expected a decade before, and a performance that's gone onto have more permanence in the group's catalog over the years! The concert's recorded in Paris, with a quartet lineup that reunites John Cale with the group – ... read moreCD
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the ... read moreCD
(In original plastic sleeve. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute ... read moreCD
Charlie Winston —
Hobo ... CD Real World, 2009. Used ...
154 ... CD Restless Retro, 1979. Used ...
Wire's 3rd LP – and an amazing record that has aged very well! The record's an excellent mix of punk rock and later more experimental numbers – and includes tracks like "I Should Have Known Better", "On Returning", "The 15th", and "Map Ref. 41N ... read moreCD
Xhol (Xhol Caravan) —
Altena 1970 ... CD Xhol/Garden Of Delights (Germany), 1970. Used ...
Xhol Caravan drops the Caravan for the simpler Xhol – but the jazzy psychedelic sound is as adventurous as ever – with a sharper focus on the jazzy elements that always lingered in the group's sound – which is fleshed out incredibly on these 3 lengthy tracks captured live in ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Kai ... CD Moonjune, 2014. Used Gatefold ...
One of the most mindblowing pop culture pastiches of the 60s – a record that's as absolutely mad as it is absolutely free – and proof that a whole new generation of musicians like Zappa were using the studio like an instrument itself! This is work that could have never existed away ... read moreCD
A very cool little record – almost the musical equivalent of pulp paperbacks and b-movie crime films – served up on a host of rare tracks from the 50s and early 60s! Crime is the dominant theme here – as you might guess from the title – but the great thing about the music ... read moreCD
Tracks by The Dodos, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Yeasayer, Alela Diane, Iron & Wine, The Low Anthem, Akron/Family, Pink Mountaintops, Papercuts, DM Stith, Bill Callahan, Doug Paisley, Vetiver, and J. Tillman. CD