A box set of Roy Orbison's LPs for Monument! It includes 3 classic albums – Lonely & Blue from 1960, Crying from '62, In Dreams from '63 – Oh! Pretty Woman, a set of classic Orbison songs curated by his sons – as a great bonus LP! LP, Vinyl record album
Orioles/Marylanders/Toppers/Emanons/Deke Watson & The Brown Dots/Coney Island Kids —
Boppin ... LP Jubilee, Late 50s. Good+ ...
A classic set of doo wop – one of a rare handful of well-remembered full length albums in the mostly-singles genre! The collection was one of a few on the Jubilee label to pull together key singles in their catalog – great indie vocal group records that include a fair number of obscure ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with a split top seam.)
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from ... read moreCD
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Quite possibly the last truly sublime album ever recorded by Os Mutantes – a set that's a bit more rock-oriented then their first few, but still pretty revolutionary overall! The group have expanded to a quintet at this point, but haven't yet falling into the guitar-heavy groove of later ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A stellar mix of tightly walloping proggy rock, jazzy touches, spacey sounds and freely expressive grooves from German combo Out Of Focus – the group's second album, one that really stretches the possibilities without ever really losing focus! Four Letter Monday Afternoon is a double album, ... read moreCD
Fierce fuzz from this legendary Dutch combo in the late 60s – a record that's gone onto have loads of underground appreciation over the past few decades – and for good reason, too! At their core, the group are garagey, but can also trip out in a really great way – mixing straight- ... read moreCD
The long-overdue return of Mustafa Ozkent – the legendary Turkish guitarist who made some very mad music in the 70s! The style here is a contemporary take on Mustafa's classic records from back in the day – all instrumental, with a heavy focus on his sharp-edged guitar lines – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pacific Gas & Electric —
Get It On ... LP Bright Orange, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
The long buried first album by Bay Area rock & soul combo Pacific Gas & Electric – cut for the Bright Orange label in 1968! PG&E cut some great little numbers in the late 60s & early 70s, and we're thinking they MUST have kicked some serious arse live – and there are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You might know Misha Panfilov from his soulful 45s done for the Funk Night label – but here, the Estonian musician is in completely different territory – working alongside partner Volodja Brodsky in a freewheeling blend of acoustic and electric elements – performed live, on ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spare moogy tunes from Jerry Paper – a singer who sounds about as you might expect from the cover, but who also has a surprisingly catchy style as well! Jerry clearly loves sounds from the past – as there's bits of AOR and boogie soul at work on the album – but he also never ... read moreCD
A very cool imagined sound library album – one that's heavy on the mellotron you'd expect from the title – but which also has lots of other vintage instrumentation as well! The keyed-strings quality that you usually get from mellotron isn't the biggest part of the sound – and ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pastoral name, but a really hard-hitting band – a power rock trio who come on with a sound that's incredibly full for such a small group! Most numbers here have some really heady bass work – rumbling at the bottom and giving a fuzzier, nastier edge to some of the tunes – and ... read moreCD
The seminal Gram Parsons solo debut, and arguably his most consistant post-Burritos album. GP is pretty much the record that put the country in country rock – with a sharp steel guitar cry throughout, an unpretentious proud/poor delivery, and those sweet harmonies with Emmylou Harris. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – 180 gram vinyl with a bonus 7 inch single – including the tracks "She" and "That's All It Took".)
A rare early moment from the legendary Austrian group Paternoster – sounds that predate their one and only cult-status album – originally created for the equally legendary film, Die Ersten Tage! The music here was never issued commercially at the time – and the release of these ... read moreCD
A rare early moment from the legendary Austrian group Paternoster – sounds that predate their one and only cult-status album – originally created for the equally legendary film, Die Ersten Tage! The music here was never issued commercially at the time – and the release of these ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000! Includes a WAV download for the album, bonus tracks and a the Die Ersten Tage film!)
A largely unheard psychedelic gem from the end of the 60s – originally private pressed by the group of suburban NY teenagers responsible for the wild sound! There's a cosmic rock groove and a bit of doe-eyed innocence in these cute odes to mind expansion – with freewheeling guitars, ... read moreCD
(Limited edition. Great gatefold cover sleeve!)
David Patton —
Buckeye ... LP Wooden Nickel, 1972. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
An overlooked groover by this 60s rock act – recorded in Memphis by Chips Moman, with a hard sock-soul approach that's almost a blue eyed soul take on the sound of Stax! There were probably more than a few famous Memphis session players on the set, and you can certainly imagine who might ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Includes booklet of sheet music. Cover has a split spine, a partially split bottom seam, and light surface wear.)
A great step forward for Tom Paxton – his first album on the Reprise label, and a set that really pushes the best post-folk modes of the singer! Tom's in this very dark setting here – still singing and playing acoustic guitar, but draped with these mature elements from a well-chosen ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Genius work from The Pearlfishers – a group who've always worked a bit in the shadows, but who we'd instantly compare to the best classics from bigger names like High Llamas or Prefab Sprout! Like those groups, The Pearlfishers have their main man at the helm – ... read moreCD
Genius work from The Pearlfishers – a group who've always worked a bit in the shadows, but who we'd instantly compare to the best classics from bigger names like High Llamas or Prefab Sprout! Like those groups, The Pearlfishers have their main man at the helm – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pearls Before Swine —
Balaklava ... CD ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1968. Used ...
The second album by Tom Rapp's legendary group Pearls Before Swine – and a haunting batch of tracks that is far and away one of our favorite rock albums of the 60s! The style of the music is incredible – a dark blend of rock and folk, with slight avant influences, in a style that's ... read moreCD
Pearls Before Swine —
Balaklava ... LP ESP/Drag City, 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
The second album by Tom Rapp's legendary group Pearls Before Swine – and a haunting batch of tracks that is far and away one of our favorite rock albums of the 60s! The style of the music is incredible – a dark blend of rock and folk, with slight avant influences, in a style that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Probably one of the most controversial records to be issued on Elektra at the end of the 60s – a rough-edged batch of hippie dippy tracks that shares a fair bit of energy and humor with The Fugs! The tunes here are perhaps a bit more focused than the work of The Fugs, but the group explore ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible run of music from a really legendary band – a quintet who were as important to the British folk scene as Fairport Convention – and one who worked with an equally hip sort of vibe! Where that group featured key work from a young Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny, this one ... read moreCD
A fantastic single from the American underground of the 70s – and maybe one of the first indications that we were about to have the same sort of musical explosion that was taking place in the UK! Yet the sound of Pere Ubu was also instantly different – far from the New York scene, with ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Perfume Azul Do Sol —
Nascimento ... LP Pedra Temple Animal, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
That's a trippy cover on the album, and the group are pretty darn trippy too – much more so than most of the popular Brazilian acts of the mid 70s – still working with a sound that hearkens back to the offbeat psych of the Tropicalia generation! We don't know much about these guys, but ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the standout album from The Petards – a German group who got their start during the big beat group boom, but who really start to trip out nicely on this album for Liberty! Lyrics are all in English, and sung in a freewheeling style that echoes some of the more soulful psych singers on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A searing, sprawling double-length set from The Petards – an ultra-hip German group from the start of the 70s, and one who've got a really fantastic sound! The cover looks trippy, but these guys also have a nice sort of focus too – often using hard rock elements that really send things ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw, blistering and flat out fine early 80s punk rock from Peter & The Test Tube Babies! These guys weren't out to change the world, and by '82, most punk bands who were going to do that did so already – so for us, there's no heady genius to mine, it's just a a ripping good time. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Raw, blistering and flat out fine early 80s punk rock from Peter & The Test Tube Babies – recorded at live shows around England, and it's timeless stuff – we wish we could've been to one of shows, but it's pretty damn glorious on a turntable, too! These guys weren't out to change ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Bowie's on the cover, but the music here is from a much wider array of musical sources – in a surprising array of instrumental and vocal tracks that really live up to the madness of the famous film! The key contributor here is John Phillips – who not only gives us some excellent ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
Fast-riffing post-punk jazz from Pigbag – captured here at their lean and stripped-down best! The album's the group's first, and has them working in a flurry of spontaneous horn parts – saxes, trumpet, and trombone leaping together with a skittish energy that's kind of a jazz-based ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Stiff pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Fast-riffing post-punk jazz from Pigbag – captured here at their lean and stripped-down best! The album's the group's first, and has them working in a flurry of spontaneous horn parts – saxes, trumpet, and trombone leaping together with a skittish energy that's kind of a jazz-based ... read moreCD
Funky, punky grooves from Pigbag – easily one of the more tuneful groups on the UK scene at the time, especially on a groovy little record like this! Unlike some of their more jagged contemporaries, Pigbag really had a way of making their rough rhythms come off with a slightly soulful feel ... read moreCD
Richard Pinhas created some amazing music in Heldon – the important French avant/electronic group of the 70s – then he went on to open even more musical territory with this fantastic solo debut from 1979! The album's different than some of the Heldon material – a bit less dark ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Richard Pinhas & Merzbow —
Keio Line ... LP Dirter (UK), 2008. Near Mint- 3LP ...
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(Cover has a bumped corner.)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti —
Mature Themes ... LP 4AD, 2012. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A seminal set from 70s Pink Floyd – a set that took all the energy of Dark Side Of The Moon, and refined it into an even more complex sonic setting! The songs here move out spaciously – still very unified as an overall album, but often with all of these longer-form musical ideas, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later US pressing with Columbia NY stamp, including the heavy inner sleeve.)
Rare late 60s psychedelia from blue collar Rockford, Il – a totally great lost album of pop psych tunefulness from Pisces – who had an incredible knack for experimental sounds that weave in and out of the hallucinatory pop structure! The group centered around core players Jim Krein and ... read moreCD
A tremendous collection – one that brings together the first two moments of genius from The Pixies, plus a live album too! Come On Pilgrim is only an EP, but a set that's had maybe more impact than thousands of other full length records over the years! The record gave the world a mighty ... read moreCD
A record that's as lively as its title and its cover – a set of party-heavy girl group tracks by The Pixies Three – a lesser-remembered trio that's still plenty darn fab! The Pixies have a sound that's perhaps a bit more skittish, and sometimes a bit more rough than some of their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove, still in the shrink. Cover has a small worn spot at the opening.)
The earliest incarnation of the Plastic Ono band, and more or les a one off, with an all star line up that included Eric Clapton and Klaus Voorman alongside Lennon and Ono. One side of the rootsy rock that was the old school Beatles stock in trade, and one side of Yoko Ono doing her thing on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Live Peace in Toronto from John & Yoko – not the sprawling art rock proto noise collective that would record a little later, but a small group featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass and Alan White on drums – who surprised the audience at the Toronto Rock & Roll ... read moreCD
(Out of print 24k Gold CD pressing – still in the orginal MoFi case)
Two full albums from this compelling late 60s British group – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Two Sides Of A Penny – a great little record from a British group who grew out of a single studio pop hit – then quickly emerged as something else entirely! Singer Brian ... read moreCD