Really wonderful work from the Texas scene of the 60s – not the heady psych or garage usually associated with the state, nor the more Latin-inflected modes from the border – but instead a unique batch of music that feels more like work from either coast, and which comes across with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, including the heavy inner sleeve.)
Todd Rundgren —
Runt ... LP Ampex, 1970. Near Mint- ...
Todd Rundgren in all of his great early glory – a record that's filled with simple, honest pop tunes – and one that also takes on a few experimental touches as well – but only in ways that further the earnest charm at its heart! There's a really upfront, unpretentious feel to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Bearsville. Cover has light wear.)
Arguably one of the greatest pop albums of all time – a pure act of genius from Todd Rundgren, and one of the few cases in rock music where two records are actually better than one! The double-length set was Rundgren's third solo effort after the breakup of Nazz – but it's a broad step ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first really tripped-out albums from Todd Rundgren – a record that makes us think he must have been getting a lot into his head since the time in the studio for Something/Anything! While not a concept album, the record does have a clearly stated "quest for knowledge and quest ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(n the standard gatefold cover, including the die-cut printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans Peter Lindstrom —
Runddans ... LP Smalltown Supersound (Norway), 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ...
A recent, more experimental album from Todd Rundgren – still with vocals, but also with lots of samples and electronics too! LP, Vinyl record album
2112 ... LP Mercury, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ...
A record that's more important to us than we might care to admit! LP, Vinyl record album
An album that lets Tom Rush bring in a lot more of his own songs than his Columbia Records debut – a great reminder of the early years of his career, when Tom gave the world a few songs that were picked up and redone by some of his key contemporaries! The style moves Rush even more past folk ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some discoloration from age.)
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels —
Breakout ... LP New Voice, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Blue-eyed soul from the legendary Mitch Ryder – and pretty darn gritty at that – steeped in styles borrowed from Memphis and Muscle Shoals, and given a bit of a color-blind twist on the Detroit scene of the late 60s! Mitch clearly loves the motor city sound of the 60s, but also takes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles —
Live ... LP Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ ...
Features the 25 minute jam "Free Form Funkafide Filth" – plus "Marbles", "Lava", "Evil Ways", "Them Changes", and "Faith Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)
Abraxas ... LP Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
In the past 30 years, this one's gone from being a fierce outpouring of the Bay Area underground, to a cliche of classic rock, to a brilliant example of west coast Latin rock/funk/fusion in action! Features a stellar cover of "Oye Como Va", plus "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A crossover Latin Funk classic – with the kind of soaring guitar/organ grooves that were the brilliant sound of the 70s for the West Coast scene, a whole new way of playing Latin Soul that blew away the New York sound of the late 70s. Titles include "Persuasion", "Evil ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most searing, soaring albums ever from Santana – a set that takes all the power of the previous two records, and packs it into one tight little set! There's plenty of Latin influences going on – mixed with heavy fuzz from Carlos, and lots of jazz and funky touches too – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild! The enigmatic Santo & Johnny play the hits of the Beatles – instrumental style, in their classic sound that mixes steel and regular electric guitar! The tracks are generally a lot more lively than their hit "Sleepwalk" (not on this album) – and the record also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eight tracks, including "Train To Nowhere", "Vicksburg Blues", "It Hurts Me Too", "May Be Wrong", and "Train To Nowhere". Produced by Mike Vernon, and the band includes Roger Earl & Lonesome Dave! LP, Vinyl record album
Boz Scaggs at the height of his early powers – still very much in the best blue-eyed soul style that first got him noticed by CBS, but also working with a stronger, richer, prouder sound that's really great! A number of the tracks on the set were recorded in Muscle Shoals, with superb small ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An 80s electro-pop classic from Peter Schilling – one of a handful of German artists who managed to crack the record racks over here at the time – thanks to his strong use of English language on most of the tracks, and his classic "Major Tom" track, which was a nice reference ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
Conrad Schnitzler —
Gold ... LP Marginal Talent/Bureau B (Germany), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ...
Beautiful sound textures from Conrad Schnitzler – even more personal and more evocative than work by most of his contemporaries! Elements of Cluster or Moebius echo through these tunes – but the sound is often much more abstract – never noisy, but not always concerned with a tune ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram vinyl.)
Klaus Schulze —
Dig It ... LP Brain (Germany), 1980. Very Good+ ...
Tracks include "Death Of An Analogue", "Weird Caravan", "The Looper Isn't A Hooker", and "Synthasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German Brain pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Klaus Schulze —
Moondawn ... LP Isadora/RCA (France), 1976. Very Good ...
Tracks include "Floating" and "Mindphaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and is wrinkled from moisture.)
Klaus Schulze —
Timewind ... LP Brain (Germany), 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
Tracks include "Bayreuth Return" amd "Wahnfried 1883". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Caroline. Cover is lightly stained and wavy on the bottom 4 inches, with an unglued bottom seam and stuck-on paper on back.)
The Sea & Cake's most instantly addictive album in years – one that blends the more anthemic style of their recent work with some bubbling synthy grooves! The group is nothing if not consistent, and they don't radically rework the set structure – with Sam Prekop's effervescent, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groundbreaking debut from The Seeds – one of those albums that seemed to come out of nowhere back in the 60s, then went onto have an undeniable influence on music for decades to come! The music is gritty and garagey right from the start – but also has a sinister focus that really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing with 14630 matrix, still in the shrink.)
A hipper take on the Mike Seeger sound than his 60s records – and a set that nicely folds in all the contemporary elements that had been floating around in the younger appreciation of roots music. Guests include Roscoe Holcolmb on vocals and banjo, Elizabeth Cotton on guitar, Penny Cohey on ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The soundtrack to the Sex Pistols quote/unquote documentary The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle – a crazy mess of Pistols odds, ends and quote/unquote hits – including Sid's crazy-as-hell take on Sinatra, the weird quote/unquote French version of "Anarchy In The UK" and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing with Tone etch. Cover has light wear, with a bit of pen and hype sticker on front.)
Snide, surly and cathartic genius from the Sex Pistols – a record with a legacy as eternal as any rock album, punk or otherwise – all the more stunning, given it's the band's lone studio album! One classic after another, including "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic sounds from the well-named "prince of power pop" – the mighty Phil Seymour, a singer who only gave us a few albums at the start of the 80s – but a singer who really helped to define a generation at the time! Seymour came onto the scene after the initial ripples of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed! Shrinkwrap is a bit aged, with hype stickers and a few small holes.)
Pretty weird stuff from Shel Silverstein – best known for "A Boy Named Sue" and his trippy songs for kids, but working here in kind of a stoned-out, post-beatnik folksy mode. The songs all have Shel's wild wit and biting humor – and although many just feature Shel on vocals ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a split spine and some splitting in the seams.)
Great early work from the first Gene Simmons – not the guy who sang for Kiss in the 70s, but an earlier rocking singer from the south! Gene's probably best known for the classic Halloween hit "Haunted House" – which kicks off this record – but he's a great rocker from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(60s stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and light staining.)
Produced by Richard Perry – with titles that include "Look Me In The Eyes", "Altitude Dancing", "Sons Of Summer", "Waterfall", "Are You Ticklish", "Love Out In The Street", and "After The Storm". LP, 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
(Original pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a light stain in the top left.)
If you ever needed a record to convince you that Simon & Garfunkel were geniuses, and way more than just mainstream pop – this is it! The production is sublime – soft sounds moving beautifully along with the heavenly vocals – and the songwriting hits a new level of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include the classic "Sounds Of Silence" – plus "Richard Cory", "A Most Peculiar Man", "We've Got A Groovy Thing Going", "I Am A Rock", "Leaves That Are Green", "Blessed", "Kathy's Song", and the beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nancy Sinatra recording in London, but still getting some heavy help from Lee Hazlewood – who wrote about half the tracks on the record, and also guest stars on one number too! The backings are fuller than some of Nancy's other Reprise albums – clearly going for some of the jaunty ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Sharply sinister work from Siouxsie Sioux and The Banshees – nicely hanging on the cusp of the punk edges of their earlier work, but also unfurling lots of the darkness to come! These guys do a heck of a lot with just a little space – that same economy of motion that's always made ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later US pressing on Geffen. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Stark, simple early work from Siouxsie & The Banshees – a set recorded when the punk scene that birthed them was only a few years old – but which already has them seeking out a great new sound of their own! Some of the songs here have a short, sharp approach – but others have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "First & Last & Always", "Marian (version)", "No Time To Cry", "Black Planet", "Walk away", "A Rock & A Hard Place", "Nine While Nine", "Logic", and "Some Kind Of Stranger". LP, Vinyl record album
A wild little record from the hinterlands of rural Illinois in the early 80s – a set that's got a vibe that's quite different than most other albums of its time – more in a sunny, folksy, early 70s Cali mode than the darker sounds that were coming out of Chicago during the same stretch! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album