Wild twanginess from this off-beat group that included Kev Hopper on bass and samples. This was the one that was supposed to make them stars, but instead got them shackled to an unfortunate major label contract that smothered them. Too bad, but the records got some nice moments like "Charlton ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear and lightly bent corners.)
The final studio album from The Sun City Girls – indescribable strangeness on one hand, but remarkably assured and charismatic on the other – a mix of moods and textures with a world of influences, yet it sounds like nothing else! Folkish melodies and guitars, trippy cinematic ether, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Sunn O))) —
Kannon ... CD Southern Lord, 2015. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
An album that definitely lives up to its title – even though, because the barriers of language, we can't entirely tell you what the ritual might be! But we can say that the whole thing is stretched out over the course of four sides of the double-length set – and has an eerie, ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Suns Of Arqa are very comfortable in their own groove here – a dubbed-up blend of funk, rock, and roots elements from around the globe – still light years away from the coming contemporaries who always tried for this sound, but never got it quite right! Even in the late 80s ... read moreCD
A great batch of late 60s soft rock from the Sunshine Company – a group cut from the same cloth as the Millenium, Fifth Dimension and others of the elk, with perhaps a little bit darker of an edge. Includes "Up, Up And Away", "I Need You", "Just Beyond Your ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)
Pure mainstream 70s pop genius, the most fully-formed of all early Supertramp albums – and a record that's filled with a surprising amount of great Fender Rhodes moments too! The set's a masterpiece from start to finish – filled with themes of loss and loneliness, but served up by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Even more experimental than the first album from The Swell Maps – a set that features some longer songs and a bit more tunes, but also a lot more weird sounds as well! Instrumentation is often slightly more conventional here, but usually taken to some very unusual places – odd tones ... read moreCD
The early 70s glam masterpiece from T Rex – setting the standard for the sounds to come – and pop landmark status aside, it's probably the best album Bolan, Mickey Finn and the group ever cut! On Electric Warrior, T Rex resurrects the primitive spirit of the seediest rock of their ... read moreCD
The early 70s glam masterpiece from T Rex – setting the standard for the sounds to come – and pop landmark status aside, it's probably the best album Bolan, Mickey Finn and the group ever cut! On Electric Warrior, T Rex resurrects the primitive spirit of the seediest rock of their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice groovy instrumentals from one of the best little combos of the 60's. The record includes their big hit "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", plus a number of other tracks that have a similar "TV commercial" feel – like "Chiquita Banana", "Pizza ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Japanese singer Yukihiro Takahashi pays tribute to the classier side of European vocals here in this mellow gem from the late 70s – an album that's done with production help from Ryuichi Sakamoto, in an easygoing mode that fits the "city music" style that was the best side of ... read moreCD
Nobukazu Takemura —
10th ... CD Thrill Jockey, 2003. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Another wonderful CD from the fertile mind of Takemura-san! Moving slightly away from the skittering, percolating bent tone approach of some of the preceding albums, this CD has a number of nice song-form pieces with the sing song vocoded vocals almost suspended in space over the gentle electronic ... read moreCD
A really tremendous album from The Talking Heads – and a set that moves far past their already-great early records, to really show a rhythmic complexity we never would have expected! Brian Eno is helping the group in the studio again here, and the record really shows both David Byrne and Eno' ... read moreCD
Some of the most compelling grooves the Talking Heads ever recorded – a set that sparkles with imaginative touches, and railroads forward on a wave of complicated rhythms! The sound is brilliant throughout – a genre-less approach that sheds the group's earlier art nerd aesthetic for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and lyric insert.)
Their second live album, with "Psycho Killer", "Swamp", "Slippery People", "Burning Down The House", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Once In A Lifetime", "What A Day That Was", 'Life During Wartime" and "Take Me To The ... read moreCD
Their first album, from when they were still fresh out of art school, with a nice, stripped down approach. With "Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town", "New Feeling", "Tentative Decisions", "Happy Day", "Who Is It?", "No Compassion", "The Book ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the lyric sleeve.)
Tame Impala —
Currents ... LP Interscope, 2015. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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(Black vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)
A really unique record from Norma Tanega – a singer with roots in folk, but who works here in a mode that's very much her own! Norma sings and plays acoustic guitar as pictured on the cover – but the song styles and production are often very different than you might expect – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great live work from Tangerine Dream – a group who, by the midpoint of their career, arguably sounded even better in a concert setting than they did in the studio – often working with a stronger sense of darkness that hearkens back to their roots, with a mix of electronic elements that ... read moreCD
For great albums from Tangerine Dream – each packaged here in tiny LP sleeves, with a small poster too! Electronic Meditation has a title that's a perfect summation of the way that Tangerine Dream approached their music – and it also really describes what made them so unique at the ... read moreCD
As warm and wonderful of a late 60s singer songwriter effort as we can imagine wanting to hear in the late 60s mainstream – so it's fitting that James Taylor was signed with the Beatles' Apple Records for this excellent self-titled album! The lyrics chronicle a troubled soul, but man, did ... read moreCD
More sweet and smooth than muddy – but that's what we'd expect from James Taylor during these classic years! Titles include "You've Got A Friend", "Riding On A Railroad", "Highway Song", "You Can Close Your Eyes", and "Soldiers". LP, Vinyl record album
The complete recordings of the overlooked Bram Tchaikovsky – a power pop genius, and one who may not be that well remembered these days – but who was equally grabbed up by folks who drinking deep of late 70s sounds by artists like Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, and The Jam! There's ... read moreCD
Tea & Symphony —
Jo Sago ... CD Harvest/Eclectic (UK), 1970. New Copy ...
The insanely weird and wonderful second album from Tea & Sympathy – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the nature of their debut! Side one features the extended title track – delivered as a "play on music", with sung passages and spoken bits, all set to an offbeat ... read moreCD
An unreleased gem by a 60s group that have a very soulful take on the party rock style – really mixing together garagey elements and bluesy inspirations – a bit like some of the cooler Texas combos of the time! "Big Big Polly" has vocals that are more offbeat vocalizations ... (Funky 45's, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A sweet 12" single from the limited Preservation Project series! Side one begins with The Teacher Haters – unreleased material by a 60s group that have a very soulful take on the party rock style – really mixing together garagey elements and bluesy inspirations – a bit like ... (Soul, Rock)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Tear Gas —
Tear Gas ... CD Regal Zonophone/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ...
A lost hard rock treasure from Tear Gas – a group who moved on to greater fame as part of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band – but who here show off plenty of incredible chops of their own! The lead guitar is stunning – served up almost effortlessly by Zal Cleminson, with tight, ... read moreCD
Tears For Fears —
Hurting ... LP Mercury, 1983. New Copy ...
Prime 80s work from Tears For Fears – a duo who manage to mix new romantic charms with some surprisingly strong electro pop styles! This set has the group rivalling Human League on their first few tuneful records – with maybe even some darker echoes around the edges – on tunes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Was there a finer moment of 80s pop than this little gem? Maybe not – as the duo are at their most floppy-haired charming throughout – serving up some of the catchiest new romantic material of their generation, including the hits "Shout" and "Everybody Wants To Rule The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second fantastic set from this seminal group from the early 80s UK scene – a combo who might have been punk at the core, but also worked with a smattering of mod influences – ala The Jam – but also weren't afraid to get a bit psychedelic at times too – in ways that make ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some tape on the back holding a 4 inch tear.)
The lone album from Temple Of The Dog – featuring members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, but recorded before Pearl Jam's massive debut and before Soundgarden broke out in a big way commercially – subverting, in a way, the idea of the rock supergroup! Intended as a tribute to then ... read moreCD
The title and cover are a great illustration of the direction that Ten Years After is taking here – a really wonderful blend of trippier influences with the sharp-edged, blues-influenced sound at their core! Even a look at the surface of the record will show you that something different is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album