Dave Mason's first solo album – and a pretty a great one! Alone Together wasn't a huge hit back in the day, but man is a ever a pleasing set. It's rich with blues & soul steeped lead vocals and sweet backing harmonies and bed of acoustic guitars at the core of most of the tunes – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Marbled vinyl pressing, in the original fold-out cover. Cover has wear & some flaking on the spine.)
Cool keyboard sounds from Matchess – a side project of Whitney Johnson from Verma – but a record that almost sounds more like some of the Cluster and Eno projects from the 70s! Instrumentation is relatively spare, and moves forward slowly – these wonderful waves of keyboard and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing little record from the Uruguay scene of the 70s – not as much as a hotbed of activity as some other South American nations, but still home to a few key geniuses – like the brilliant Eduardo Mateo! Mateo works here alongside musical partner Jorge Trasante – who mixes a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really nice set from Ian Matthews – who cut his teeth a few years earlier with Fairport Convention – and gets a little help here from fellow Fairporters Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson. Ian's warmth in the vocal department really glows here – and the sound overall brings in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label swirl pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a light crease on one corner.)
A lost underground project from the 70s, recorded with some strong all-star production help from Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Shel Silverstein – but a record that was lost to the shifting sands for decades, and is only being released all these many years later! The duo of Vince ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited LP pressing – with bonus download and insert!)
A surprisingly groovy outing from the Chicago scene of the 60s – a garagey group, but one with some soulful touches too! The set was partially recorded at Chess studios, and Eddie Higgins handled some of the arrangements – and the record features versions of "Knock On Wood", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy work from John Mayall – a double-length set from the early 70s, featuring some great help from American soul jazz musicians! The group here is small, and the lineup features Red Holloway on saxes, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Sugarcane Harris on violin ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Hard Road ... LP Deram, 1967. Very Good ...
A killer album from one of the most legendary versions of John Mayall's Blues Breakers – a quartet that features drummer Aynsley Dunbar, bassist John McVie, and lead guitarist Peter Green – who's also singing a fair bit on the album as well! The style here is tighter and more focused ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label London stereo pressing.)
John Mayall/Jerry McGee/Larry Taylor —
Memories ... LP Polydor, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ...
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(Cover has a spot of clear tape along the top seam & a cut corner.)
The MC5 move to Atlantic Records after their first album – and find a whole new sort of focus that's pretty great! Their classic debut was a raw live album – designed to capture their intensity on the Detroit scene of the late 60s – but this set has the group stretching out, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paul McCartney —
Ram ... LP Apple, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ...
An early moment of genius from post-Beatles Paul McCartney – a solo set that's wonderfully diverse throughout – filled with the kinds of cool little twists and turns we loved in his late Beatles records, and in his 70s killers with Wings! There's a newly-emerging sweetness going on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Slammin party rock from The McCoys – a garagey group with a sound so catchy, they managed to catch on big on both sides of the charts! The group's well-known title hit is in the lead of this set – but the whole thing's plenty darn groovy, with a tight style that mixes together equal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The LP that followed up Barry's classic pop folk track "Eve Of Destruction". The track still sends a shiver up our spines – probably more because we've seen it used in a million documentaries, than because of any actual power in the song. Still, it's a darn groovy track, and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono US pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Barry McGuire —
Seeds ... LP Myrrh, 1973. Very Good+ ...
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(Cover has light wear.)
Into You ... LP Obscure Oxide/Lion, 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
A really unusual set from the mid 70s underground – recorded by an obscure group in a tiny studio, but with a care and class that easily matches bigger records from the time! The guitar work is excellent – as tight as any heard on 70s AOR albums of the period, but much more relaxed, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sure, this one might have bottomed out when it was first released – but it's an excellent batch of hard heavy space rock tracks, with great drums on many numbers, making it a legendary set for beatheads! Titles include the famously sampled "Sunshine Superman", "Hollywood ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Columbia, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Steve Miller Band —
Anthology ... LP Capitol, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some wear, and some staining along the bottom seam.)
Steve Miller Band —
Number 5 ... LP Capitol, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
Number five, and the Steve Miller Band is still going strong – working here with some great help from Area Code 615, who bring a slightly rootsy vibe to the set! That core Miller brilliance is still very firmly in place – and Steve's got an even sharper ear for writing songs this time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easy going energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear with a split spine.)
The Steve Miller Band is firmly down to a trio here – and they've never sounded better – thanks to completely kickass drums from Tim Davis, and some heavy heavy bass from Lonnie Turner – both of whom work with Miller in a style that's almost an American answer to the music of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and a light stain inside the gatefold.)
Legendary late 80s industrial rock from Ministry! They had been moving step-by-step into more aggro territory with each successive effort, but The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste was their biggest leap to date, and pretty much sets the template for the heavy sound that they'd be known for for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great record from one of the coolest school teachers you could ever hope to have – the lovely Miss Rita Abrams, a hippie who was teaching in Marin County at the start of the 70s! The set's a project done by Abrams with her fourth grade class – a set that mostly features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Badass bluesy rock from The Missing Links – an Aussie group from the 60s, but one who play with the best deep respect for American roots you'd fine in British acts of the time! By that trans-global pedigree, we mean to say that there's almost a Yardbirds-like feel to the record at times ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible first album from The Moody Blues – way way different than any of their later high-concept work, and much more in the best soul and R&B-drenched material of the UK mod scene of the time! A number of cuts here are remakes of American soul tracks – including their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the only solo efforts from the legendary Who drummer Keith Moon – with guest work from Joe Walsh and other top-shelf talents – and even a bit of singing from Keith himself! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the cool original die-cut cover, with inner sleeve that reverses so that Moon is "mooning" out the window! Cover has a "Who made the original" sticker, and a small cut corner.)
Solid jamming from Mountain – one of the tightest guitar-based groups of their day, and hard rockers that could serve up a nice dose of soul! Tunes have a great mix of tight rhythms and fierce guitars – a bit dated at times, but with some nice production overall by Felix Pappalardi. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 70s freewheeling synth extravanza from Don Muro – one the covers a lot stylistic territory on its 2 sides – from fusiony instrumentals, to cosmic keyboard dance music, to anthemic spacey rock – and it does all incredibly well! Muro plays an array of synthesizer systems and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a small press flaw that clicks a bit on "Current Events". Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)
A classic set from these groovy guys – with tracks that include "Warm Baby", "Elf Song", "I'm Here Now", "Woman"," I'm Just Waitin", "You're Gonna Be Mine", and "Love You So Much". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has a bumped corner, some light wear, and a cutout hole.)