A host of amazing productions from the legendary Joe Meek – the UK studio genius who made some really incredible music in the 60s! Joe had a sense of echo, space, and electronics that was unrivalled by anyone else working in London at the time – and his music here easily rivals the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really cool little package – one that brings space age sounds from both the world of mainstream pop, and the farther reaches of electronic music composition in the postwar years! The core of CD1 is the groundbreaking album I Hear A New World by Joe Meek – presented here both in the ... read moreCD
Randy Meisner —
Dallas ... CD Cherry Red/Rev-Ola (UK), 1983. Used ...
The Mekons follow up to Fear & Whiskey, another incredible moment in what might by their best ever period – and most certainly a favorite of ours for the addition of the great Sally Timms to the band! We can't speak for the crowds overseas, but at this point in the Mekons touring career, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mekons mid 80s masterpiece, one of greatest post punk albums of its time – of all time really! Fear & Whiskey has a reputation for pre-figuring the alt country genre – there's no denying the country and roots rock inspiration and the addition of a full time fiddler to the band ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mekons return to their roots – and rework the sound of their initial year of 1977 – a gritty, raw take on early UK punk modes – the sound that was strongly associated with their scene in Leeds, and very different than the more roots-inspired styles that have become better ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Melanie's a folkie at heart, but one who's very open to new ideas too – as you'll hear in this surprisingly offbeat set from the late 60s! The record mixes Melanie's raspy, almost eerie vocal approach with some compelling charts from Roger Kellaway – who respects the folk impulses at ... read moreCD
A classic double-length set from folk rock crossover giant Melanie – a special package that features material from some of her previous Buddah albums, mixed with some new material too! The record features four different sides of the singer's talents – her formative years, her hits, her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant fold-out cover with a cutout hole.)
One of the best-remembered albums from the moog pop generation – a record that's definitely a cut above the rest, thanks to the top-shelf talents of pianist Mike Melvoin! Melvoin is a name you'll recognize from countless other great LA sessions of the 60s – and Mike was always able to ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool collection of obscure 80s electronica – originally issued on cassette by Michele Mercure, who used the tape-trading underground of the time as a way of circulating her very unusual sounds! The work here is often quite experimental, but also never as dark as some of the cold wave ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with heavy inner sleeves and booklet.)
Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balazs Pandi —
Cuts Open ... LP Rare Noise (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
There's definitely a lot of open cuts here – thanks to very sharp sounds from this lineup that more than lives up to the name of the Rare Noise record label! The group is the trio of Masami Merzbow Akita on noise, electronics, and percussion; Balazs Pandi on drums and percussion; and Mats ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a bit of a joke, but it points the way towards the nature of this very special project – as the "S" is the San Francisco Symphony, working with the "M" of Metallica – all in a very special blend of their own sounds with some larger orchestrations ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print – limited copies at a special price!)
Obscure solo material from one of the more unique members of the Sir Douglas Quartet! (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo. Cover has a small promo sticker and a Recommended Cuts sticker.)
Kim Jung Mi —
Wind ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... read moreCD
Michael Franti & Spearhead —
Stay Human ... CD Six Degrees/Boo Boo Wax, 2001. Used ...
Mildlife snuck under the radar a bit with their previous record – but here, they seem poised to break big, and with a sound that's very much their own! All the great keyboard work from before is still in place, but the vocal quotient of the music has been increased – to a level where ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreCD
Mildlife snuck under the radar a bit with their previous record – but here, they seem poised to break big, and with a sound that's very much their own! All the great keyboard work from before is still in place, but the vocal quotient of the music has been increased – to a level where ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album of crossover funk – fuzzed out rock, soul, and jazzy licks all coming into play together – held totally tight by drummer Buddy Miles, the undisputed king of his scene! Buddy's drums are super-heavy – holding down his Freedom Express group with a heavy jazz-rock ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A rare soundtrack from an unusual UK stage production of the early 80s – presented here on record for the first time ever! The piece was a stage extension of the novel Riddley Walker – and has this eerie, sci-fi like vibe – scored here by Graeme Miller and Steve Shill with ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first moment of genius from the Steve Miller Band – a killer debut that also features a young Boz Scaggs as a key member of the group! Steve's the core star here, though – setting things up in this amazing blend of psych, blues, and hard rock – one that's easily a lot more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear and touch of marker.)
What can we say? The man's a genius! Steve managed to shake off his roots in the SF scene a lot better than most of his contemporaries – and he grew considerably during the mid 70s, picking up a heck of a lot of soul along the way, and earning some very well-deserved crossover spots on the ... read moreCD
Steve Miller Band —
Sailor ... LP Capitol, 1968. Very Good- ...
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 stereo pressing. Cover has a center split spine.)
Fantastic work from one of the grooviest singers of the 60s – the amazing Mina, a vocalist who hardly made waves on this side of the Atlantic, but who served up a wealth of wonderful material from the Italian scene at the time! You might know Mina from a few key soundtrack contributions she ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
I A De Sars ... LP Ventadorn/Finders Keepers (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
An album from the mid 70s, but one that's got an almost timeless sort of vibe – given that it was recorded in the ancient language of Occitan, and set to instrumentation with lots of lightly folksy touches, and a fair bit of jazz-styled phrasing too! The mix almost gives the set the feel of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare relic from the early Canadian years of Joni Mitchell – a never-released recording done at a radio station in Saskatoon – back at a time when she was still known as the 19 year old Joni Anderson! The songs are mostly traditional, but handled with guitar work and vocals by Joni ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A treasure trove of pre-fame work from the young Joni Mitchell – tracks that will really open up your understanding of her early records on Reprise – and which will show that her genius didn't just grow up in the sunshine of Laurel Canyon! Instead, the set features early material from ... read moreCD
A rare treasure from Joni Mitchell – live material recorded at a venue in Ann Arbor, captured here a year before her initial studio album on Reprise Records! The huge package brings together songs from three different sets – nine of which have never been issued before – and there' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy rock from Moby Grape – a sweet set from the end of the 60s that's as tight and consistent as just about anything else in their early canon – despite the absence of recently departed Skip Spence! The rest of the group really bring out some magic here – on tunes that touch ... read moreCD
One of the last truly brilliant albums from Momus – even if it's got a few dodgy tracks! The problem with this one is that it's a lot longer than his albums for Creation – 19 tracks in all, about 8 or 9 of which should have stayed in the ash bin. But amongst those clunkers, there's ... read moreCD
The first album that Momus recorded for Creation Records – a label that provided him with a much stronger springboard than before – which was perfect for the way the singer blended very offbeat lyrics with compelling mainstream songcraft! Momus was always very different than most of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird mix of electronics and percussion from the German scene – a set recorded in 1981, but with a freewheeling vibe that's almost more like some of the electronic experiments of the prog years! Clara Mondshine plays a range of keyboards – most with these sounds that are somewhere in ... read moreCD
A totally fantastic 80s album from electronic wizard Clara Mondshine – one that's a fair bit different than her earlier material, and also shows maybe a bit of influence from the post-punk world of the time! The instruments are often stark, sharp, and rhythmic – but with lots of ... read moreCD
Haunting early work by Meredith Monk – recorded in 1971, and performed by a small group of vocalists – all working with Monk in an incredible presentation of her new ideas for voice! The music is already at a place that's light years ahead of most – clearly marking the singer as ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Lovely Music pressing. Cover has some light wear, and a light trace of an old sticker, but vinyl is nice.)
The first-ever Christmas album by The Monkees – recorded in 2018, many decades after their famous show went off the air! The images on the front show a youthful version of the group – but the vocals are all by the aged members of the second fab four – which even means that Mike ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read moreCD
The first-ever Christmas album by The Monkees – recorded in 2018, many decades after their famous show went off the air! The images on the front show a youthful version of the group – but the vocals are all by the aged members of the second fab four – which even means that Mike ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Primitive genius from the mighty Monks – their early demos for tracks that would eventually be ignited and explode on record for the uber-essential Black Monk Time LP and others – including the pre-Monks single by The 5 Torquays – issued properly in full for the first time ever by ... read moreCD
The last slice of work to be released from the incredible Monks – a group of American servicemen who rocked the German scene in the mid 60s – and have gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The group's Polydor recordings have been issued and reissued many times – ... read moreCD
An unusual folksy group on Reprise Records, working here with arrangements by Milt Okun, and guest vocals fro Mary Travers on one track! Titles include "Yesterday's Gone", "Poor Man", "No More Silence", "Sign In The Darkness", "We Weren't Worthy", ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a small Stereo sticker.)
A more contemporary take on moog covers like classic albums in the past, now concentrating on classics from the 70s. Titles include "Ziggy Stardust", "Born To Be Wild", "Sweet Home Alabama", "Whole Lotta Love", and more. (Now Sound, Rock)CD
The first solo album from Anthony Moore – best known as one of the founding members of Slapp Happy, but here emerging as a hell of a contemporary composer – with an approach that ties together the avant and underground rock worlds of the early 70s – a bit like some of the Brian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A buzzing, hard-hitting batch of pychedelic rock from Japan's The Mops – featuring some groovy, echoey tunes penned by the group and sung in their native language – plus a nice choice of passionate covers! The sound is a little bit like Love in their early rawness – and the Mops ... read moreCD
Dave Morgan —
Morgan ... LP Ampex, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
An obscure US release by UK singer Dave Morgan – earlier in a few groups, and at the time of this set in the combo Wishful Thinking! Here, Dave's more of a singer-songwriter, but with a very big sense of variety – sometimes spare and folksy, but sometimes using fuller and uncredited ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second and best album by Morphine – rightly remembered as a much needed antidote to the grunge and mainstream alternative rock that was taking over pop culture at the time – and an enduring, ageless classic that would stand out in any era! Morphine's previous album was nearly as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album