The first album from The English Beat – and not only is it one of the most essential of the English ska revival era of the late 70s and early 80s – it's one the most enduring records of 1980 in any genre! The English Beat, like the best of their peers, used ska and rocksteady ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing document of one of the grooviest groups to emerge from the UK at the start of the 80s – not just their three full albums, but almost as much rare bonus material as well! The English Beat came a bit later than the initial wave of Two Tone ska revival groups – and they came ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of best ever albums by The English Beat – one that cemented their status as one of the most creative groups to come out of the ska revival scene! Wha'ppen has lots of fresh instrumentation and experimentation – but that's in service of some tight, insistent songcraft – and ... read moreCD
For some, this is the beginning of the end of Eno – but for us, the record has always been an incredible abstract ambient work, cut years before any knob twiddlers were ever thinking about the concept, and one that's still filled with a strangely emotional quality that still manages to come ... read moreCD
Eno's last real "rock" album – and one of the best of the bunch! The album follows the style of some of the work that Eno was doing with Bowie – in that it's got some tracks that really rock out, in kind of a sci-fi, late 70s way – and other tracks that are much ... read moreCD
One of rarer efforts in the Brian Eno canon – originally slated for release on Warner Brothers in 1991 – but was ultimately pulled from the release slate and languished officially unreleased all the up to 2014, when it was included as a bonus disc on the All Saints remaster/reissue of '9 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Equipe 84 —
Equipe 84 ... LP Vedette/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Great beat group sounds from the 60s Italian scene – a debut set from 1965, and one that wasn't far behind the sound of London at the time! Eqiupe 84 sing in Italian, but draw plenty of inspiration from the Anglo world – including a very tuneful approach to their music that's equal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Only the second album from this groovy Italian group of the 60s – but a set that already has them growing in leaps and bounds! The sound here is much trippier than before – lots of cool production touches that make the guitar and vocals especially echoey – and strong use of organ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Circus ... LP Sire/Mute, 1987. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Extremely heady work from the French scene of the early 70s – and hardly the Latin Rock album you might guess from the title! Ergo Sum have a sound that's as contemplative as their name – a slow-building, almost brooding blend of jamming, jazzy work on flute, Fender Rhodes, organ, ... read moreCD
Roky Erickson's fantastic early 80s solo material – tracks that were produced by Creedence Clearwater Revival's Stu Cook – with some of the most straight-forward and accessible rockers in Roky's canon, but it's still sporting his trademark eccentricity! Given his mythical personal ... read moreCD
A spooky little cover, and a spooky sort of sound to match – a great variation on synth-heavy rock modes – with strong echoes both of the early 80s post-punk generation, and of some of the best horror soundtracks of the time! Alex Cuervo plays all the instrumentation himself – ... read moreCD
A spooky little cover, and a spooky sort of sound to match – a great variation on synth-heavy rock modes – with strong echoes both of the early 80s post-punk generation, and of some of the best horror soundtracks of the time! Alex Cuervo plays all the instrumentation himself – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The complete recordings of Every Mothers' Son – two full albums, and a bonus single too! First up is the self-titled Every Mothers' Son album – filled with cool, catchy numbers that have a wonderfully sunny feel overall – and a spare approach that's a bit different than most of ... read moreCD
A great step forward for Every Mothers' Son – a set that's got all the catchy charm of their debut, yet a deeper sound overall! There's a great maturation in the music going on here – as some cuts show a love of pop-psych elements, which comes off in fuller backings that swirl strongly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first US album by Everything But The Girl – mostly made up of tracks from the UK album Eden, but featuring a few extra bits. When Tracy Thorn and Ben Watt first teamed up to produce this tight little jazz pop gem, little did they know that they'd unleash a landmark sound that would ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from The Faces and a straight up masterpiece of charismatic, sweaty, swaggery early 70s rock and roll! We were pretty late in acknowledging the badassery of Rod Stewart during this period, both solo and with The Faces, and boy does this record ever sound amazing to us now! The ... read moreCD
A later one from Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and The Faces – coming at a time when Rod was ready to bust out and be a superstar on his own – but the group still had one more amazing album together in Ooh La La! A great mix of trademark ragged rockers – plus a few tighter, less ... read moreCD
Father Yod & The Spirit of 76 —
Kohoutek ... LP Drag City, 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
Freaky cult rock from Father Yod & The Spirit Of 76 – with 2 side-long, untitled jams concerning the comet Kohoutek – or as the group hailed it, a big ball of cosmic energy, and a "thought projection from the eye of God"! Church-y organs, fuzzed out guitars and strange, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arguably one of the greatest German albums of the early 70s prog era – the stunning debut of Faust, and a record beyond compare! The group his hitting here amazingly on all burners – stretching out long, rhythmic jams – working out weird production techniques – and blasting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue package – with the classic clear sleeve, printed insert, and x-ray arm design!)
Din ... LP Time No Place, 2012. Near Mint- ...
Solo work from Michael Fennelly – not exactly a household name, but an artist who's well-remembered for his work in Curt Boettcher's Millennium and the later group – getting some strong post-Zombies production work from Chris White, and some extra help on the record from Rod Argent! ... read moreCD
Bryan Ferry, still going strong after all these years – and finding a new sort of sweet space that really seems to make the most of his aging vocal approach! Ferry's still very much in the best modes of his excellent solo records – especially the gems of the late 70s and early 80s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really great work from Patrick Fitzgerald – one of the more surprising talents of the late 70s UK punk scene – and one of the most charming as well! Fitzgerald was raised in East London, and has a heavily accented style – one that really adds a lot to the sense of feeling and ... read moreCD
Flamin Groovies —
Teenage Head ... LP Kama Sutra/Norton, 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Maybe the best-remembered album ever from the all-great Flaming Groovies – and a set with a classic cover image that really lives up to the music! The Groovies have an unusual blend of old school rocking with hipper post-60s sensibilities – almost their own faux-retro sound to rival ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First-ever vinyl release of the Flaming Lips at their most gonzo – the 4 disc set Zaireeka – with each intended to be played simultaneously! Call your friends with portable turntables and make it happen! LP, Vinyl record album