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
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
(Black vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)
Pierre Barouh —
Le Pollen ... LP Saravah (France), 1982. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the most compelling albums we've ever heard from Pierre Barouh – a rare Japanese recording done in the early 80s, with a sound that's quite different from his earlier work – but equally great! The album's never too poppy, or overdone – certainly quite far from conventional ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
UK West Indian ex-pats in vaguely sci-fi looking outfits team up with Martin Hannett for a blistering set of post punk guitar slashing that sadly seems to have become mostly a side bar in the history of the 80s UK scene – although sometime singer Don Letts did start Big Audio Dynamite later. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve, in the embossed cover, with light wear.)
Beach Boys —
Holland ... LP Brother/Warner, 1972. Very Good+ ...
A great early 70s entry from The Beach Boys – and a record that's nicely balanced between mature pop tunes and more experimental moments! The set kicks off with the sublime "Sail On Sailor" – a tightly compressed, wonderfully catchy number that's easily one of the group's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the bonus 7-inch, booklet, and insert. Cover has a small peeled spot on the back. 7" sleeve is partially torn.)
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Apple pressing, in the un-cropped cover without "Her Majesty", matrix ending in A16/B17.)
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully trippy record from The Beatles – filled with songs that have become classics, even though the initial package was designed for a movie that was one heck of a mess! The set's incredibly strong throughout – filled with some of the new post-Peppers ideas explored by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK Parlophone pressing in a barcode cover. Includes booklet.)
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Beatles at their most playful on one side, and most heart felt and ambitious on the other! This groovy picture disc version features the artwork from animated Yellow Submarine film from 1969. 7-inch, Vinyl record
A really cool garage rock single – served up by Jerry Mathers, in a completely different setting than his title role in Leave It To Beaver! "Happiness" has a bit of a sneer in the vocals – one that doesn't make you believe the lyrics entirely – and "In Misery" ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Beck in a largely easygoing, electronic psych pop mode on Hyperspace! A lot of it is produced by Pharrell, whose approach to sparely keyed, yet thick-sounding electronics over prominent beds of beats has long made him one of the more recognizable pop producers out there – and his longevity in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive version on silver colored 180 gram vinyl.)
If you've ever doubted the genius of the early Bee Gees, you owe it to yourself to check this out – pure baroque pop masterpiece, all the way through! Includes the amazing title track – plus loads of other gems! LP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Moody Manitoba Morning", "I Can Make It With You", "Yesterday Will Never Come", "Proud Mary", "Stay Awhile", "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "Rain", and "Sing A Song Of Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
Here's some pretty awesome late 60s psychedelic freakout gems from a cat we'd never heard of before – Israeli citizen Danny Ben-Israel – who only ever recorded a couple of albums worth of material! One of those albums, Chantarish 3 1/4 (also known as Bullshit 3 1/4) was recorded in his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Chuck's hit tunes for the kids – packaged together to cash in on the twistin' crowd, but really more of a greatest hits LP. Titles include "Roll Over Beethoven", "Maybellene", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "School Days", "Johnny B ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name in marker on back.)
A classic collection of Chuck Berry's early genius – a set that introduced his best cuts to a new younger audience in the 70s! All the work here is from the early Chess Records days – and titles include "Deep Feeling", "Wee Wee Hours", "Nadine", "Brown ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's certainly straightforward and to the point – but then again, there's not a lot to say about this one except that it's pure Chuck Berry all the way through! The album may well be one of Chuck's most -hit filled, as it's overflowing with classics like "Rock & Roll ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic little album from the great Matt Berry – quite different than some of his other records, but in a really great way! Berry pays homage to some of the greatest songs from the world of British TV – fab themes from the 60s and 70s, served up here with funky jazz instrumentation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that's hardly background at all – as the tracks here have a lively, forward sort of energy that reminds us of our favorite post-punk experiments from the British and German scenes at the start of the 70s – done with a darkness that really resonates with the album's cover image too! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full album featuring the incredible voice of Janis Joplin, as the singer of Big Brother & The Holding Company! Even at this early point, it's clear that there's some really incredible things happening with this band. Originally released on Mainstream, the production is a bit thin ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mid 60s French mod rock from Ronnie Bird – groovy, groovy stuff with a raw and rollicking edge to it without sacrificing any easy, groovy charm! On this early material, he's working very well with some of the Brit Invasion sounds that were sweeping the globe at the time, with some nods to ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Serge Blenner —
La Vogue ... LP Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
A really cool keyboard set from Serge Blenner – issued during the glory days of the German Sky Records label, but with a vibe that's a bit different than most of their other releases! Blenner works on an assortment of keyboard and electronic sources – but with a sound that's maybe more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Overlooked electronic genius from Serge Blenner – an artist whose name and title might sound a bit French, but who recorded this set in the Hamburg underground at the start of the 80s! The work here is a nice bridge between earlier Sky Records modes and the rising tide of the German new wave ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
The Blk Jks debut for the Secretly Canadian label! The sound on these tracks is pretty incredible – with skittish beats and shimmering guitars that slowly building for kind of anthemic sweep – wrapped up with some spacious production that slides the vocals around the instrumentation ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The biggest sounding Blondie album by far – and a radical leap from New York new wave scene band to a wildly ambitious pop pastiche machine! The band always had a fearless way of filtering far-reaching pop sounds into their material, even when they were still on the CBGBs scene, and while ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blondie had a lot to live up to after Parallel Lines, but they pulled it off here – Eat To The Beat is another classic! Downtown cool, a strong sense of pop history and tight production by Mike Chapman make for a really distinct sound on this one. Standouts include the excellent opener " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird one from Blondie – and with lot more going for it than the reception at the time would suggest! Following up the diverse pop leanings of Autoamerican, in some ways this is the logical next step from there – Debra's voice way out front in the mix, layers of additional preclusion, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild debut from Blood Sweat & Tears – one of those records that forever changed the face of popular music! The set's noteworthy not just for early vocals from Al Kooper – who was a key part of the group at their start – but also for key production work from a young John ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Blood Sweat & Tears —
No Sweat ... LP Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has light wear.)
A stone cooker from the Blues Project – a fantastic mix of blues, folk, and pretty darn hard rocking guitar – all recorded with a sense of freedom that really lets the group open up and do their thing! The album's overflowing with great original Al Kooper tunes – and the set's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Dreams", "Pick Up The Pieces", "Don't Be Lonely", "Forever Young", "Someday", and "The Ballad Of Jenny Rae". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)
Body 11 —
Youth ... LP Medical, Mid 80s. Near Mint- ...
A one-man German operation from the mid-80s – but one with a punchy approach that rivals some of the better electro pop from the Euro scene at the time! Body 11 only ever issued a 7" EP back in the day, plus a handful of cuts on cassette – but the sound here really recalls those ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic array of Sunshine Pop from the godlike hands of Curt Boettcher – all late 60s gems that were lost in the shuffle at Columbia Records, when Curt was working there as a producer! Boettcher's probably best known for his work in the groundbreaking group The Millenium, but despite the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sonny without Cher – and sounding pretty darn amazing! The album's a really unique solo effort from the man on the LA scene – and as you might guess from the title, one that's a lot more cerebral than the jangly pop he was better known for at the time – almost psychedelic at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A charming, joyous batch of tunes from Bossa IV – not really the bossa-sounding project you might assume from the name and from the fact Dusty Groove is stocking it, but a timeless and melodic batch of indie rock we'd put up there some of of the best of out there. This is Chicagoan Matthew ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite David Bowie albums ever! Aladdin Sane was a real turning point for Bowie – recorded on the heels of the tremendously popular Ziggy Stardust album, but really pushing the boundaries past the more straight-ahead rock and glam of that record. Instead of just sitting on his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mega-hit for David Bowie – and an album that reduced some of the complexity of previous efforts, yet still managed to hold onto all that was great! There's definitely some massive chart material here, but the tunes are still some of the best of their time, pop-wise – tracks that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has wear with some tape on the seams.)
David Bowie —
Lodger ... LP RCA, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ...
The brilliant consummation of Bowie's late 70s years in Berlin – a record that showed he could take the experiments in sound he was crafting with Brian Eno, and turn them back into the kind of creepily catchy rock tunes that first made him a legend! Eno's help on the record is still quite ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album