A legendary performance from Jimi Hendrix – recorded at the second Atlanta Pop Festival just ten short weeks before Jimi's death, and a searing set throughout! The concert was the biggest that Hendrix ever played in the US – about 200,000 people in attendance – but the recording ... read moreCD
A really compelling talent from early 70s Brunswick Records – by an artist who's got the same sort of genre-crossing vibe as Rodriguez, Jose Feliciano, or the team of Alzo & Udine! Herman hails from Colombia, but was a high school student in Miami at the time of this album – yet he ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Charming, breezy and intimate baroque pop songcraft from The High Llamas – essentially a soundtrack for a London stage play of the same name – and one that allows for something of a character-driven concept album by the long-time beloved Llamas! Many of the building blocks of all the ... read moreCD
Charming, breezy and intimate baroque pop songcraft from The High Llamas – essentially a soundtrack for a London stage play of the same name – and one that allows for something of a character-driven concept album by the long-time beloved Llamas! Many of the building blocks of all the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-issued set from the Italian scene of the 70s – and a record that's got a fair bit more folk and acoustic elements than you might expect! The set's a project from composer Kay Hoffman, done in collaboration with members of Pierrot Lunaire – all based around lyrics from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 70s psychedelia from Hojas – a well-honed Uruguayan group, heard here on their debut! Hojas have a sound that resonates strongly with other South American rock from the time – fuzzy guitars mixed with rhythms that are a bit more chunky than most American groups – produced ... read moreCD
An amazing little record – easily one of the coolest albums ever on the legendary Ovation label – and a set that has the small imprint almost hitting the heights of their Chicago neighbor Cadet Records! The core sounds here are from the folksy duo of Chuck Hollins and Dave Starr – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most tripped-out music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – and that's saying a lot, given the nature of the group! This unique early album on ESP features two side-long tracks – both of which are mini-suites of sort, and filled with odd sounds, weird themes, and a strange ... read moreCD
A never-heard live recording from Chicago psych legends HP Lovecraft – and a set that may well rival their studio releases from the time! The quality is super-clear, and the performance is really mesmerizing – spun out over some long tracks that have the group really soaring on a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ray Wylie Hubbard —
Growl ... CD Philo, 2003. Used ...
Seduction and witchcraft aren't really two words we'd readily associate with each other – but sexy witch Louise Huebner manages to make both of them work together nicely! The album's quite an odd one – in which the self-proclaimed modern witch Huebner speaks about lots of spooky stuff ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A split LP by 2 of the better psyche folk bands in modern rock – Hush Arbors and Arbouretum – a team effort that makes sense stylistically on top of the conveniently alliterate band names! Hush Arbors' 5 songs kick it off in timeless, insistently melodic fashion. Arbouretum deliver 3 ... read moreCD
Dreamy pop from the great Brian Hyland – one of those 60s voices we can never get enough of! This set's a bit sadder, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Brian's earlier work – with a floating kind of approach that moves past simple pop, into a realm that shows the young singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing, career-spanning compilation of pioneering psych and earlier material, mixed with more traditional elements of Korean music by Shin Joong Hyun – including his own numbers, great songs with his combos over the years and tunes he wrote for others to sing – from the late 50s to ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the headier projects we've heard from the Chicago scene in recent years – a set that mixes recitations by Mike Ladd with guitar from Jeff Parker, keyboards from Hprizm/High Priest, and a mix of drums, trombone, and Fender Rhodes from Tyshawn Sorey! The approach begins in some of the ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest groups of the Cali instrumental scene of the early 60s – a legendary combo that features later psych giant Merrel Fankhauser on guitar! There's a sense of darkness here that comes through right away – a more brooding quality than you'd find on other, brighter surf ... read moreCD
The Incredible String Band are paired down to the core duo of Mike Heron & Robin Williamson for their third and possibly best album – the truly incredible Hangman's Beautiful Daughter – using the studio as a most impressive adjunct member of the group at this point! This is an ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Important early work from The Incredible String Band – three albums in one great package! First up is the first album from the Incredible String Band – a real treasure from the trio of Clive Palmer, Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – who each sing and write, and bring unique charm ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Heavy grooving psych from late 60s/early 70s UK combo Infinity – with loads of Hammond organ grooves and gritty rhythms! The swirling organ sound really sets the group apart from post psych peers on both sides of the Atlantic – often out front in the sound, although the guitars are ... read moreCD
Seminal early country rock from Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band – cut soon before Gram jumped ship to the Byrds for the legendary Sweetheart Of The Rodeo LP! The one-and-only International Submarine Band LP is the first official full length album from Gram Parsons, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two amazing moments from Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band! The group's cover of "Truck Driving Man" is the stuff of legend – virtually the blueprint for country rock in years to come, and filled with a lot more biting satire than the original! And their take on ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Swing ... LP Atco, 1984. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Limited gatefold edition, with small peeled spots on front.)
A killer collection that brings together nearly all of Wanda Jackson's rock and roll tracks in one great set – a non-stop party that spans the space of 30 tracks from her early years at Capitol Records, along with detailed notes and a great package too! Jackson's work in these years is the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
The Jam close out the 70s with one of their greatest records – one that shows Paul Weller's songwriting skill in much more impressive light than on their earlier albums! Weller's really come into his own here as sharp-witted chronicler of daily life here, particularly from point of view of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really groovy little vocal jazz record – cut by an American singer on the London scene of the late 60s – working here with tight backing from the Laurie Holloway Quartet! Bryony James has this way of going deep with her range that's a bit like Morgana King, but she's also a bit less ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes ... read moreCD
A great late record from Jan & Dean – with songs that are centered around a rainy theme that's touched by sadness and darkness – a strange setting for the sunny Jan & Dean vibe, but it's one that works really well! The behind-the-scenes story is fascinating here – as Jan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing. Shrinkwrap has a small hole in one corner.)
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Nicola ... CD Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1967. New Copy ...
A beautiful record from the great Bert Jansch – quite different than some of his others at the time, but in a really wonderful way! The set has Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar interwoven with some larger arrangements – not in a commercial style, but in a mode that perfectly ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Tremendous work from Bert Jansch – an album that shows how much he'd evolved in just a few short years – both as a singer and as a musician, and as a completely unique talent on his own! The record has an instantly timeless feel – that mix of ancient inspiration and new freedoms ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Bert Jansch & John Renbourn —
Bert & John ... LP Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jean Michel Jarre —
Zoolook ... LP Dreyfus (France), 1984. Very Good+ ...
World sounds meet 80s electronics – and the result is a groundbreaking batch of tracks from Jean-Michel Jarre, one that sounds a heck of a lot better today than we remember 20 years ago! Jarre's got a great sound here – dark, evocative, and with enough colonialist tension between the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing, including the inner sleeve.)
A great second chapter of work from Jarvis Street Revue – a legendary Canadian combo who only ever issued one full album – plus the handful of singles that appear on this set! But the singles here are only part of the picture, as the collection also features six more never-issued ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Prime period B-Sides, live recordings and other rarities from The Jesus & Mary Chain – great stuff from the first 5 or 6 years of their career – up there creatively with their best work ever! As dark-edged as the band is, they've often worn their influences on their sleeves over the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer double LP of Jethro Tull doing their inimitable thing at Carnegie Hall in 1970! It was a benefit concert, recorded on November 4th that year, and was only ever previously released as bonus material on the 2010 CD and digital reissue of the Stand Up – getting a much deserved, stand ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A blazing EP of some the earliest solo Joan Jett recordings – from right after the Runaways split! Joan was a rock & roll veteran already at just 19-years-old, and really nails it on this killer batch of demos, circa '79. Genre wise, she's towing the line between punky power pop and raw, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album