Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies.)
A Certain Ratio —
To Each ... LP Factory, Early 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing with Strawberry etch and run-out message.)
A long-overdue full length album from Ace Of Cups – a really unusual female group from the Bay Area scene of the late 60s – but one who never hit the heights of their bigger San Francisco contemporaries! The girls have this really great look on the back – kind of flower power, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on transluscent vinyl. Cover has bent corners.)
Agitation Free —
Last ... LP Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy ...
The last album from the legendary early run of Agitation Free – and a set that definitely shows the group at the top of their game! The tracks are long, but never rambling – jamming, but never in a noodly way – and these guys really show why their contribution to German prog was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild mix of hip hop and avant pop spearheaded by Alchemist & Oh No – put together as an "inspired by" soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V! Welcome To Los Santos is ultimately an oddly appealing mix of the kind of timeless headnodding hip hop craft of Alchemist & Oh No – ... (Hip Hop, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure outings from the British underground folk scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's way way different than contemporary work on the bigger labels, and which sounds as if it was conceived and recorded a fair bit away from the mainstream! The instrumentation is a mix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Terry Allen has always been one of the most enigmatic figures in Texas music – but the work included here might well be some of his most compelling – even if it is a bit far from the straighter country of his start! Allen's always been a very narrative songwriter – and here, he ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Phil Alvin with Sun Ra & Dirty Dozen Brass Band —
UnSung Stories ... LP Slash, 1986. Near Mint- ...
Maybe the strongest solo project ever from Phil Alvin – a late 80s effort dedicated to the romping R&B sounds of the 50s – done with great help from both the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Sun Ra Arkestra! A number of cuts are from the glory days of the R&B single – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work from Ted Nugent – working here as the searing lead guitarist of the mighty Amboy Dukes! The Nuge doesn't sing on the set, but his guitar is definitely in the spotlight on most numbers – ripping out with a rawness that beats his later superstar work, and which is free to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing stuff – and proof that there's way more to America than just their classic singles! The sound of the trio is the sweet sound of 70s pop at its best – wonderful harmonies, with a heartfelt quality that's never cloying at all – produced to perfection, yet never too slick, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm, mellow, and completely sublime – the mighty America at the height of their powers – working with a quality that nobody else can match! The trio wrap together all the best ideas that were bubbling under in the LA scene of the late 60s – vocal harmonies, studio perfection, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure genius from America – the kind of record that forever transformed the sound of the mainstream in the 70s! There's a balance here that's completely sublime, right from the start – a summation of all that went before in popular music, wrapped up into a whole new sound that's light ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big international record from Amon Duul – and for good reason, too – as the set's filled with catchy little tracks that have this really cool blend of prog and glam! The style's almost like Roxy Music at points – with the vocals all compressed in the guitars, and this sinister ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
Raw, bluesy work from this excellent group – with tracks that include "Inside Looking Out", "Gin House Blues", "What Am I Living For", "I Put A Spell On You", "Don't Bring Me Down", and "One Monkey Won't Stop The Show". LP, Vinyl record album
A very cool early 10" album from The Animals – the group's second in this format, and never originally issued in the US! The group are at their young, gritty best here – with lots of bluesy currents in the music, thanks to Alan Price on Hammond – topped with soulful vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massive amount of early work by The Animals – brought together in one overstuffed package with some unreleased tracks as well! The group here have a great rough sound – much more bluesy than in later years, which turns out to be a perfect setting for the young Eric Burdon – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible side chapter of the enigmatic Source Family – the ethereal singer Aquariana – an artist with a voice as lovely as her name! Some tunes are spare and simple – with just a bit of piano and this fragile little voice – while others are a bit more righteous, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the standout moments in the career of Rod Argent – a record that gave his self-named group one of their biggest hits ever, yet a set that still kept all the depth and diversity of their other records too! The album starts out with the group's famous "Hold Your Head Up" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by Argent – Rod Argent's project immediately after the breakup of the Zombies! There's plenty of Zombie-like ideas here – particularly those floating around the Odyssey and Oracle album, but they're also done without the dreamy pop style of Colin Blunstone's vocals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)
Joan Armatrading —
Key ... LP A&M, 1983. Near Mint- ...
Instrumental grooves all the way – and one of the best of the Tower/Sidewalk soundtracks of the late 60s! The Arrows handle only two of the album's songs – and the real gems here come from The Sidewalk Sounds, who sound a lot hipper than usual! Given that this one is more of a race ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in one corner.)
The second tripped-out set from Ars Nova – an under-remembered late 60s group who had a great talent for blending together a range of different styles! At some level, Ars Nova share qualities with some of the harder-jamming groups of their time – but they've also got a sound that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and clear tape on the seams.)
Not as sublime as their first LP, but still a nice batch of modern pop sound collage. More traditional song structures are poking through the cool po-mo facade here. With "Opus 4", "Eye Of A Needle", "Backbeat", "Instruments Of Darkness", "Peter ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker in the top right and some wear along the opening.)
A beautiful example of the really special sort of instrumental record that was coming out of Japan in the early 80s – music that's spare and minimal, but quite different than any sort of similar projects from other parts of the globe! Satoshi Ashikawa creates sounds in ways that resonate ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full length album recorded by the legendary Association – a classic bit of Sunshine Pop that would forever change the sound of the 60s! Although familiar, the album's got an amazing depth that still never fails to surprise today – odd production twists and turns, courtesy of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really great work by The Association – a back-to-basics effort that has the group handling most of the instrumentation themselves, in a way that often gives the set a surprisingly intimate feel! Sure, these are the guys who virtually invented candy-coated Sunshine Pop – but they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An aptly-titled album, as it sprung the genius of The Association fully onto the world – and forever changed the rules for dreamy vocal pop music! The album's a wonderful blend of sweet harmonies, LA production, and the kind of slightly-trippy song stylings you already know from The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
A pretty crazy little record – one that has the band members all posing topless on the back, and delivering this mix of punk rock attitude with surf-styled guitars – all with a vibe that made the record one of the real standouts in the early 90s indie scene! LP, Vinyl record album
The debut album by an obscure Spanish progressive trio from the 70s – but one who hit the highest heights of some of their British or Italian counterparts of the time! The album features one long track, with no vocals at all – which leaves plenty of room for insane interplay between ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime sounds from this legendary Spanish prog trio of the 70s – a record that's even more fully-formed than their excellent debut – and done with more sophisticated recording quality too! The album has a bit of vocals at some points – mostly wordless, but occasionally with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes large booklet of notes.)
Atomic Forest —
Disco Roar ... LP Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
A really wild album from this Indian psych group of the 70s – a set that's a bit different than their better-known first and second albums, but which is pretty darn groovy overall! The set's definitely somewhere in the "disco" of the title – but not in a slick, commercial way ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nina Atsuko —
Play Room ... LP Teichiku/Studio Mule (Germany), 1983. New Copy ...
A beautiful little record from Japanese singer Nina Atsuko – partly in the AOR styles of the city pop generation, but also with more soulful touches too – in a way that really unlocks some of the jazzier currents in Nina's vocals! Lyrics are mostly in Japanese, but a few tunes are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The earliest work ever recorded by the mighty Brian Auger – a key link between the British jazz, rock, and soul scenes of the 60s – and singer and organist with a sound that won him huge fans in a wide variety of audiences! Brian borrowed heavily from the styles of US soul artists like ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mike Auldridge —
Dobro ... LP Takoma, 1972. Very Good ...
Mike plays dobro and sings a bit – and the set features other acoustic instrumentation, including lots of guitar and mandolin – all recorded in the best Takoma style! (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Mid 70s funk rock from Aura – the psych Sativa from the San Francisco group – a dense blend of funky horns & rhythms, chorus vocals, organ fuzz and heavily -layed piano, lumbering drums and blazing electric guitars! This is a group that cared not for stylistic boundaries and they ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ave Rock —
Ave Rock ... LP Pro Musica/Svart (Finland), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Very long and extended jamming work from Ave Rock – a hip Argentine combo from the early 70s, and one that rivals the bigger progressive greats of the European scene at the time! Ave Rock are heavy on the keyboard and guitar lines here – really stretching out with a fluid, well-played ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindbending work from guitarist Daniel Bachman – a player who may well be the John Fahey of the contemporary acoustic generation! Daniel works here mostly in a solo mode – with just a bit of banjo and fiddle at two points on the record – but his richly chromatic approach to the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The punk-metal crossover classic. Very nearly as deserving of watershed status as the unbridled Rock For Light set. Burning jams from top to bottom: "I Against I", "House Of Suffering", "Re-Ignition", "Secret 77", "Let Me Help", "She's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE – Vinyl has marks that click on "She's Calling You" into "Sacred Love", and "Hired Gun" into "Return To Heaven". Cover has a cut corner and hype sticker.)
Out of the wreckage of Cream came some very hip grooves! Ginger Baker was the hippest of the group's 3 members – and although he's often credited by soul fans for his work with Fela, he should also get hats off for his work with the group Air Force. At its base, the group's in the jazz rock ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes the excellent "Found A Child". (Soul, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Band ... LP Capitol, 1969. Very Good- ...
Maybe not the first album from the legendary Band – but a record in which the group get everything completely right all the way through – and sparkle with that special sound that continues to influence generations of music makers, and music lovers! All the great elements the group were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label Capitol pressing in the textured cover, with split seams and some edge wear.)
A truly underappreciated later album from The Band, made after they decided to hang it up as a touring act – one that holds up SO much better than it's given credit for, by thier die hard fans and even The Band itself – but it works for us! The Band's most legendary first couple of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most iconic rock and roll shows of all time – the late 70s farewell to The Band – and quite famously, much more final concert by an esteemed band, it's actually a rock, pop, folk, blues and soul summit that features The Band as the house band. This landmark document of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing, including the booklet & inner sleeves.)
The best from The Band in years – their first all originals studio effort in a few years, and one that deservedly re-established them creatively, if not commercially, as one of the all time great rock bands! Robbie Robertson is solely credited for the compositions, but make no mistake, this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Band Without A Name, Sidewalk Sounds, & Others —
Thunder Alley ... LP Sidewalk, 1967. Near Mint- ...
A wild little soundtrack that's equal parts biker and hot rod – a great rocking rarity that really bridges two sub-genres of rockish sounds in the 60s! The set's one of Mike Curb's great soundtracks for AIP – and like some of the others, it features a set of lesser-known talents coming ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A freaky little solo album by Arnaldo Baptista of Os Mutantes – a set that's every bit as wild as you might guess from the cover! The album was recorded right after the first few classics by Os Mutantes – in 1974 – and Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mid 70s album by Bobby Bare – the ambitious, concept-driven Hard Time Hungrys – a worthy effort from one the most unique voices and personalities of his era! This album is heavy with songs written by Bare family friend and frequent songwriting partner Shel Silverstein. Johnny Cash ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most adventurous voices of the Nashville Sound era of the 60s! Bobby Bare is one of those incomparable characters who had a gaggle of big hits and a legendary stylistic range – and he STILL doesn't get all the credit he's due. Talk Me Some Sense is sort of a country-politan ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album