Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing of 500 – on transparent red vinyl!)
The one-and-only entry in the Verbatum series from Atlantic Records – a proposed spoken word offshoot of the label – but one that only ever issued this fantastic 60s reading by Allen Ginsberg! As you might guess from the cover's beautiful photograph by Richard Avedon, Ginsberg is at ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ever wonder what happens when beatniks turn into hippies? They make albums like this one – a real treasure from the late 60s underground – and a set that showed the complete transformation of Allen Ginsberg at the time! The set's a real oddity – recorded after Ginsburg had hit ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreCD
Isis Giraldo Poetry Project —
Padre ... CD Jazz The New Chapter (Japan), 2016. New Copy ...
A beautiful project in which singer Isis Giraldo works with poems penned by her father – Ruben Dario Giraldo – and transforms the words into these dark-tinged jazz tunes, with a quality that almost takes us back to some of the most experimental 70s work by singers like Sheila Jordan or ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
A weird little record that's a bit hard to peg – not really jazz, but also not really anything else as well – kind of it its own special category that fits the "keyboard fantasies" title! Beverly Glenn-Copeland plays Yamaha and Roland keyboards, with a definite 80s sound ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The glorious mid 70s run of the Glitter Band – some of flashiest, catchiest grooves to come out of the British glam pop scene of the time – with their complete Hey!, Rock & Roll Dudes, Listen To The Band And Paris Match albums plus bonus tracks in a great little 4 CD box set! Much ... read moreCD
Remember the rock break craze? This was probably on your wants list then. Too bad too, cause it's not a bad bit of psychedelic rock, if you can keep from just dropping the needle looking for the clean drum parts. Better than decent songwritng paired up with groovy late 60s production wrapped up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An usual step for Goblin, but a great one too – a record that has the group turning their soundtrack style towards more romantic modes – yet still with a wonderful mix of keyboards and guitar! The sound is all studio – guitars jamming with a clean sound, keyboards bouncing over ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
A nice set of crime/cop themes by the great Goblin – scored for this obscure thriller from 1982! Some of the music's a lot more funky than some of Goblin's other scores, with loads of nice keyboards, basslines, and some funky drums – and despite the date of the film, the music feels ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet guitars, creepy keyboards, and even a bit of funk from time to time – all wrapped up beautifully in this vintage horror soundtrack from Goblin! There's a bit less rock here than on other Goblin albums – and instead, there's almost a John Carpenter-like sense of spareness that ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
One of the grooviest albums on the legendary International Artists label – a set that's as psychedelic and experimental as most of the others in the imprint, but also pretty darn tuneful as well! Golden Dawn have a nicely stretched-out approach to their music – one that lets the songs ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool project from one of the many studio groups headed by Stu Phillips – a man you'll know both for his excellent soundtrack material and his groovy pop production! This time around, Stu's working with his Golden Gate Strings lineup of woodwinds and violins – on a set of nicely ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreCD
Bobby Goldsboro —
Golden Prize ... LP United Artists (Japan), Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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(Exclusive Japanese release, including booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has light wear.)
Supreme guitar wizardry from Pepeu Gomes – a Brazilian musician who would have been huge, had he ever gotten any sort of big exposure up here in the US! The set's from 1978, but it's got a sharp, clear, clean quality that reminds us much more of those first few years of guitar albums that ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums on the legendary Brain label – and a record that's often cited as one of the founding forces of the Krautrock sound in the 70s! By the time of this album, Gomorrha are a very well-oiled group – with requisite roots in beat and prog modes, but a sound that's ... read moreCD
A group with a biblical name, but a sound that's very down to earth – thanks to strongly soulful vocals from Peter Otten, whose English language contributions really make the record shine! Gomorrah come from a generation of progressive German groups, but this second album has the combo ... read moreCD
Beautiful Persian pop from Faegheh Atashin, aka Googoosh (alternately, Gougoush)– and like some of the best, adventurous pop music from around the world at the the time, it's steeped in myriad styles – from emotionally string-laden to funky and danceable! Googoosh is a genuine ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Robert Gordon & Danny Gatton —
Humbler ... CD NRG, Early 80s. Used ...
A wonderful early album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's got a lot more to offer than just the famous title track! Lesley's just a young gal at this time, but she sings in this lusty, personal style that's a lot richer than most female pop of the period – and which also shows the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible collection of work from girl pop genius Lesley Gore – a singer who's best known for the famous title track of this collection, but who also really grew and developed into a much richer singer over the course of the Mercury Records material in this box! The set features ... read moreCD
A triumphant return for The Gorillaz – as improbably (impossibly!?) brilliant as ever! Much like the real life post-millennium culture we all inhabit, The Gorillaz exist in a world both virtual and physical – with artist and conceptualist Jamie Hewlett, singer/guiding force Damon Albarn ... read moreCD
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Racket/MG Art (Germany), 1981. Used ...
Some of the most beautiful sounds ever crafted from Manuel Gottsching – work that's a lot more tuneful and fluid than some of his material with Ash Ra Tempel – and which maybe has more of an 80s vibe overall! That's not to say that Gottsching's gone in for electro pop – just that ... read moreCD
Tommy Graham & Friends —
Planet Earth ... LP Capitol (Canada), Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ...
A cool little album from the Canadian scene of the early 70s – and not unlike some of the trippier American work that Capitol Records issued at the time! In addition to Graham on vocals, the leader also plays sarod and sitar – and other instrumentation includes Kathryn Moses on flute, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a small split on the spine.)
Incredible pop psych sounds from Grapefruit – a group who might be best known for their early inclusion in the Beatles' Apple Corps – but who can easily stand on their own with the strength of material like this! The production is superb, and the overall vision in the music is sublime ... read moreCD
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover is in nice shape.)
Billy Green —
Stone ... LP Warner/Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
Imagine a record where didgeridoo mixes with weird moogy electronics – and you'll imagine only a tiny slice of this totally great album! The set's a tripped out soundtrack to the mid 70s Australian "Ozploitation" biker flick Stone by Billy Green – a mindblowing record, with ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kind of lovable, easygoing 70s rock from Nils Lofgren's Grin – amiable guitar and piano grooves – with a bit of bite in the guitars, but with an laidback sensibility overall! The tunes have an unpretentious, catchy vibe to them, which in other hands in the 70s would have come off as ... read moreCD
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that's as freaky as you might guess from the cover – played by a German jazz ensemble who aren't afraid to let their hair down! The group's biggish, and the music has a great funky big band vibe – especially in the mode of some of the hippest large groups on the MPS label during ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Greg Guidry must be such a busy guy, they couldn't get him off the telephone for the cover shoot on this album – but don't worry, because he definitely doesn't phone in his performance on the set! Instead, Greg really grabs us right from the start – with a nice blue-eyed soul delivery ... read moreCD
A great example of the kind of freewheeling fusion that the 70s Finnish scene did so well – served up here by keyboardist Jukka Gustavson, who rose to fame in the rock group Wigwam – but also strongly held onto his roots in jazz! The music here is mostly instrumental, with Gustavson on ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – with a bonus insert of notes!)
Fantastic keyboards from Jukka Gustavson – a player who's equally skilled in prog rock and fusion modes of the 70s – both of which he puts to use on this classic set from his early solo years! The music has an approach that's similar to some of Jukka's contemporaries on the Finnish ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl – with a bonus insert of notes, too!)
Bruce Haack —
Electric Lucifer ... LP Columbia/Telephone Explosion (Canada), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest moog albums ever – all original sounds and tunes from the legendary Bruce Haack! Haack had spent most of the 60s doing small label kiddie records on his own, but this late 60s gem on Columbia is probably his best known work – a masterpiece of short and groovy little ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums ever made by Bruce Haack – the mad musician who's best known for his electronic work, but who also left behind a huge legacy of self-produced work for children! This album was done in collaboration with Miss Nelson – Esther Nelson, a dance instructor who worked ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
A fantastic bit of early experimentation from Hafler Trio – a set in which they rework recordings made in Sweden in 1972 – telling the tale of the (possibly fake) Robert Spridgeon and his Robol Laboratories! LP, Vinyl record album
A heck of a charmer from Haircut 100 – one of a handful of great UK albums from the early 80s that mixed post-punk energy with warmer touches from jazz and Latin – all in a blend that's completely wonderful overall! Haircut 100 were never trying to change the world – and they ... read moreCD
A romping little live set from the great Bill Haley – recorded in Paris during the height of his powers, and issued here for the first time ever! If you only know Haley for his few big hits, or think of him as just a hokey white rocker, you'll really be surprised at the sound of this set ... read moreCD
Titles include "Kiss On My List", "Gotta Lotta Nerve", "Hard To Be In Love With You", "Everytime You Go Away", "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin", "Diddy Doo Wop", and "You Make My Dreams". (Soul, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
John Hammond —
Mirrors ... CD Vanguard/Real Gone, 1967. New Copy ...
Great lost John Hammond material for Vanguard Records – tracks recorded from some of his earlier sessions for the label, but issued here as a great batch of material on their own! The strength of these tracks is undeniable – further proof that Hammond was really at home in the freedom ... read moreCD
A very groovy little record – one recorded for the late 60s, short-lived, Saturday morning cartoon – the one that had the older Hardy Boys detective duo from kid books turned into a mod little rock band who mixed together music and sleuthing! Given that The Archies, Josie & The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & splitting. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Textural mood pieces and quite beautiful material from Harmonia and Eno – beautiful mid 70s recordings and a few unreleased gems – wholly wonderful material that wierdly didn't see a release for about 30 years! Some of the tunes are sparely furnished, kind of pastoral bits of echoeing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure genius from Roy Harper – one of those artists who's impossible to describe in words – maybe like Scott Walker or Nick Drake – but who will have you immediately falling in love, once you've heard the first few notes of his music! This album is one of Harper's masterpieces ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool pressing – with fold-in "lifemask" gatefold cover!)