A great collection of unreleased recordings by the great, largely unheralded Arthur Russell – one of the key players in the late 70s/early 80s NY underground – whose influence can be found everywhere from the smoky disco of the Paradise Garage scene to the dubby, arrhythmic, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arthur Russell —
Corn ... LP Audika, Early 80s. New Copy ...
Never-heard work from the legendary Arthur Russell – a treasure trove of material from the vaults, finally issued all these many years after his untimely early passing! The work is a bit like some of the material on World Of Echo – spare tunes that often mix cello with keyboards and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful set of unreleased Arthur Russell songs – great tunes that he cut in more of an eclectic singer-songwriter approach than some of his other work – emotionally upfront, understated material that is simply beautiful! The songs range from very stripped down and folksy on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A group with an English name, but a sound that's right up there with the best Italian prog groups of the 70s – and an approach that may well be more ambitious than most! The album's got a spacious approach at the start – never a leap right into jamming, and instead this way of building ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mix of post-Tropicalia Brazilian rock and some of the more soulful elements filtering through the country's music in the early 70s – and one of the most enigmatic albums by this unique singer! Sergio's got a sound that's incredibly hard to describe – at once sweet and melodic, but ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blue-eyed soul from Boz Scaggs, with a decidedly Philly influenced sound to the production, which we'd hazard a guess comes more from the Hall & Oates side of town than the Sigma Sound axis. Still, this is a solid album with the irresistible hit "Lowdown", still a favorite around ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Irmin Schmidt & Bruno Spoerri —
Toy Planet ... LP Celluloid, 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
A great little record from a pretty surprising team – Can's electronic wizard Irmin Schmidt, and European sound library/jazz genius Bruno Spoerri! The whole thing's got the playful feel of some of Spoerri's best sound library experiments – a vibe that's quirky, but also somewhat groovy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey electronic score to this bizarre German orgy film from the late 70s! Klaus is in a sparer mode than some of the mid 70s Tangerine Dream recordings – but the music is quite compelling, and the record only contains three long tracks – "Stardancer", "Blanche", ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The raw, though infectious debut of Aussie punks The Scientists – a vital salvo from the early 80s Australian underground! The self-titled set is a different animal than their sludgier second album – this one as raw and feral, if not more so, but the lyricism is more youthful, and they ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trippy, trance-like sounds from Second Family Band – a large, loose collective of musicians with a style that starts somewhere in the spiritual jazz generation, but then stretches out in modes that feel somewhat like a weirdly organic version of prog! Instrumentation is both electric and ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing – in a cool package that also has these weird die-cut corners – and the colored vinyl record is one-sided, with very nice artwork on the other side! Limited edition pressing.)
Future ... LP GNP/Crescendo, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ...
A seedy psych Future – as it was foretold by The Seeds, circa '67! The Future kicks off with a dreamy intro – as Sky Saxon waxes on with some spoken word backed by gentle, harp-like strings a little bit of organ before it takes flight – a heady clue that this one's gonna amp up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, missing inserts. Cover is stained, peeled, and flaky on the bottom 3 inches, with a split bottom seam.)
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —
Live Bullet ... LP Capitol, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
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Shadows Of Knight —
Gloria ... LP Dunwich, 1966. Near Mint- ...
One of the finest rock moments to ever come from the Windy City – a raw, nasty little record that perfectly sums up the Dunwich ethos! Titles include their classic "Gloria" – plus "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "Bad Little Woman", "Hey Joe", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet bit of Island-inspired pop – recorded here by an LA group of the late 60s, with inspirations drawn from the Carribean sands and the California sun! The group use a style that mixes together bits of late 60s South African pop, ala Hugh Masekela, a touch of steel band funk, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from one of the darkest groups of the girl group generation – the mighty Shangri-Las! The girls are best known for the album's title hit, but there's plenty more here to love, too – a range of really cool little tunes that all capture the same tense territory of "The ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spare genius from the legendary Labi Siffre – a record without categorization, and one that sits beautifully between soul, folk, and singer-songwriter styles of the early 70s! The record balances perfectly between simple tunes that just feature voice and guitar, and more complicated ones ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful album from singer/songwriter Labi Siffre – a set that has him exploring a few more righteous themes than before, but still mostly stepping along in that more compressed pop of his earliest albums! The tunes are catchy, compelling, and done in that great blend of acoustic ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first ever album from Labi Siffre – and the brilliant start of a short but great run of excellent records from the early 70s! Siffre's got a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – partly the compressed, clever modes of more popular singer-songwriters of his era – ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible record from Labi Siffre – spare, simple, and totally beautiful – in a space beyond category! The album is the sort that should have been a real standout in the 70s – early work by one of the freshest songwriters to hit the British scene, sung in a style that's a bit ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible musical event – the long-overdue release of material that should have formed the third album by the legendary Silver Apples – augmented here by a few more experimental pieces by the group! The tapes for this one were unearthed in an unexpected late 90s reunion between ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We've gotta admit, this record sounds a lot better with the passing of time than we might have expected – thanks in part to some totally sweet Fender Rhodes, used often, and in all the best ways to pepper the tunes! Barry Beckett and Bob James handle the keys – and there's even some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with a cut corner, and a tracklist sticker.)
(Marbled vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Nancy Sinatra —
Boots ... LP Reprise, 1966. Very Good ...
The album that put Nancy over the top – and one with lots of stellar Lee Hazlewood writing and production, and cuts like "I Move Around", "So Long, Babe", "Flowers On The Wall", and the title cut. Nice liner notes, too – with a conversation in which Nancy ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original tri-color mono pressing. Cover has some age spots on the back.)
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood —
Nancy & Lee ... LP Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Sweet moody stuff from the period when the duo of Ms. Sinatra and Mr. Hazelwood was electric in the studio. This was back when he used to call her "Nasty" through the headphones in the vocal booth, and when the two of them put out such spooky spooky material as "Some Velvet ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & brown label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
A classic blend of fusion, rock, and so many other styles – heard here in the groundbreaking debut of Sky! The group features musicians from a surprisingly wide range – the strongest of which is acoustic guitarist John Williams, who'd already had a great run of classical recordings for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Includes original inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
One of the grooviest Australian groups of the 70s – one of that rare breed from down under who effortlessly mixed together rock and soul – often with some very unique results! We'd rank these guys right next to Renee Geyer or Rocco – as they've got a similar blue-eyed sensibility ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)
78 in the shade, and 78 on the calendar too – 1978, a year when the reborn Small Faces were still sounding plenty darn great! The album follows nicely from the previous Playmates – with the strong rootsy undercurrents as that one, way more than in the group's earlier music – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining & creasing along the bottom inch.)
A sweet testament to the talent and earnestly soulful humanity of the late Elliot Smith – who made room for earnest folk songcraft in the lives of many an indie rock fan in the 1990s and early 00s – and the wrenching details (and lack thereof) pf his death are painful to this today. Sad ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Patti Smith —
Horses ... LP Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Patti Smith's first album and one of greatest rock albums of the 70s! Pure, driving passion powers Patti as profoundly as it ever would here on horses. The musicianship is famously top notch, too, making for one of those amazing moments in rock when a great voice – not just a great sounding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime early work from Robert Wyatt and crew – a psychedelic accented jazz rock classic that never gets old – and a visionary set that inspired a generation! The heavily fuzzy guitar sound is transcendent on Volume Two – with sudden jazzy changes, augmented by horns, and all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sonic Youth's second set for Geffen and perhaps the SC album most burdened by expectations of the time – produced by Butch Vig and with a bigger, yet way noisier sound than Goo. The sound is straight up incredible – whether you'd want to credit Vig, mixer Andy Wallace or Sonic Youth ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code for high quality 320mbps MP4 AAC files!)
Sonic Youth's major label debut – which is, somewhat perversely, less insistently accessible as the preceding Daydream Nation – with slow-building guitar squalls and oddball noise pop in just about equal measure! Goo is self-produced, with some assistance from their fellow Geffen ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code for high quality 320mbps MP4 AAC files!)
The complete Etiquette catalog of the garage rock pioneers The Sonics – with the Here Are The Sonics and Boom LPs, plus a third LP of rarities! Here Are..is the debut of the mighty, maniacal Sonics – one of the most raucous rock & roll albums ever! Here they unleashed a fury on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A far-reaching, ambitious album from Alan Sorrenti – an Italian singer who works here alongside his own electric guitar, but in the company of some much farther-reaching musicians who bring a classic prog vibe to the record! The title track takes up all of side one – and the rest of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record – and perhaps the most soulful outing by this white rock band with a great talent for crossing over! The record was partially produced by Gamble & Huff, and partially produced by Rick Hall at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals – and it's a wonderful blend of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some ring & edge wear.)
A really beautiful album from Epic Soundtracks – and one of those records that really helped define the deeply personal sound of his solo work! Epic here is even more stripped-down and open than in his work with Swell Maps and Crime & The City Solution – singing in this dark, moody ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy bit of Argentine rock – a bit lighter and more dreamy than sets from earlier in the 70s, but in a really great way! There's a nicely languid feel to the whole record – gentle rhythms on percussion, speared with just a bit of atmospheric organ – and vocals from Pippo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve & lyric insert.)
Hard to go wrong with the sublime "Candy's Room" – and the rest of the album is pretty darn amazing too! Titles include "Badlands", "Adam Raised A Cain", "Racing In The Street", "Factory", "Streets Of Fire", and "Darkness On ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The electrifying debut of Bruce Springsteen – flying the flag for earnest souls in the strange years of the early 70s, and busting right out of the gets in prime form! Loads of classics – including "For You", "Blinded By The Light", "Mary Queen Of Arkansas" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Postcard-flap cover, with a barcode on the back.)
Bruce Springsteen —
River ... LP Columbia, 1980. Very Good 2LP ...
Prime classic Springsteen double album, circa 1980! The River finds Bruce a few years removed from the massive breakthrough that was Born To Run, and seemingly starting to let go of the darker tone of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, though still with some shadows of it. Definitely a creative high ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big one from Billy – with a few tasty guitar/drum moments that have kept the album strong in our hearts longer than we might have thought when it first came out! Titles include "The Stroke", "In The Dark", "My Kinda Lover", "I Need You", "Don't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album from Steely Dan, and already a leading light in the world of 70s rock! The album's got a bit less of the polish of later years, but is still filled with gems – the kind of tunes that nobody ever seemed to pen before, and which few other groups could match later – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steely Dan really hitting the heights – moving into hipper, more sophisticated territory than before – pushing the envelope with both their music and lyrics, which are completely sublime! It's hard to put our finger on the magic of this one, but it's the perfect summation of everything ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album