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
The first-ever vinyl collection of work from Charlie Megira – an Israeli guitarist with a strong love of the roots of rock and roll – and a sound and style that feel like they're lifted right out of some rare records from the vinyl collection of The Cramps! Most of these tunes just ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 tremendous debut of The Mekons – a very different group at this stage than the well-loved act that has graced the Chicago scene for years! Instead, The Mekons resonate with a quality that really shows their link to the same Leeds scene that spawned Gang Of Four – and, if the gods ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreCD
Late 90s ska punk Mephiskapheles – going well past the conventions of both the mainstream ska revival the grass roots punk scene sounds of the time by bringing in heavier rock and stranger noise rock flourishes. Tracks include "Calloused Boy", "Cheap Thrill", "Devil's ... (Cassettes, Rock)read moreCassette
Perhaps the most beloved of albums by Mercury Rev – and also their most unique! This is a band that was just about the least predictable group to appear on a major label during the early 90s "alternative" feeding frenzy – certainly one of those great bands whose influence and ... read moreCD
A two-record superjam from blues rocker Neil Merryweather – one that features contributions from a rich array of guest stars that include Howard Roberts, Steve Miller, Barry Goldberg, and Charlie Musselwhite. The overall groove is blues rock, as you'd expect – but there's also some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some splitting in the top seam.)
Kim Jung Mi —
Kim Jung Mi ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1974. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... read moreCD
A wonderful album from psychedelic folk group Michaelangelo – a groovy blend of autoharp led folk tunes that have a much harder hitting groove than you'd think thanks to some searing electric guitar leads, funk-tinged bass, and ultra catchy compositions! When you think of the autoharp, it's ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Lee Michaels —
Barrel ... LP A&M, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
A pair of rare albums from Mighty Baby – plus a huge amount of bonus material too! First up is the self-titled Mighty Baby record from 1969 – an amazing debut from a group that grew out of 60s mod rockers The Action – but who have a very different sound overall! In a way, the ... read moreCD
A pretty amazing record from a time when it seemed like all holds were off on the Japanese record industry – especially on smaller labels like Johnny's Disk, who recorded this album during a period of really intense creativity! The album begins with heavy drums from Ryojiro Furusawa – ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
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.)
Steve Miller Band —
Number 5 ... LP Capitol, 1970. Sealed Gatefold ...
Number five, and the Steve Miller Band is still going strong – working here with some great help from Area Code 615, who bring a slightly rootsy vibe to the set! That core Miller brilliance is still very firmly in place – and Steve's got an even sharper ear for writing songs this time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Steve Miller Band is firmly down to a trio here – and they've never sounded better – thanks to completely kickass drums from Tim Davis, and some heavy heavy bass from Lonnie Turner – both of whom work with Miller in a style that's almost an American answer to the music of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 pretty great record from one of the coolest school teachers you could ever hope to have – the lovely Miss Rita Abrams, a hippie who was teaching in Marin County at the start of the 70s! The set's a project done by Abrams with her fourth grade class – a set that mostly features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joni Mitchell —
Clouds ... LP Reprise, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Early genius from Joni Mitchell – featuring "Chelsean Morning", "The Gallery", "The Fiddle & The Drum", "Songs To Aging Children Come", "Tin Angel", "I Don't Know Where I Stand", "Roses Blue", and the classic "Both ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed vintage pressing! Gatefold, pre super-saver, and very nice.)
A classic live album – with titles that include "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "Big Yellow Taxi", "Blue", "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "Both Sides Now", "Real Good For Free", "Jericho", and 'Chircle Game". CD
Moby Grape's self-conscious, but hardly less groovy late 60s excursion into loose, free form and largely instrumental psychedelia – the sweet and therefore appropriately titled Grape Jam! GJ is really a world away from their earlier rock regalia – with superstar special guests Al " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing, matrix ending 2A/1A. Cover has surface wear and a split bottom seam.)
The self-titled groovy rock masterpiece from Moby Grape – one of the greatest things to come out of San Francisco after Ghiradelli Chocolate and sourdough bread! The Moby Grape LP is one of the finest, and leanest LPs we can think of from the '67 school of Bay Area psychedelic rock – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, in the ammended cover, with poster! Cover has a bit of light wear.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, matrix ending in 1A, Cover has some wear with some flaking along the bottom seam.)
An album titled after the creator, and a set that's maybe the most spiritual to date from Tuareg guitar genius Mdou Moctar – a record that comes across with a strong sense of focus right from the start, and which seems to have Mdou's guitar sounding even better than ever! The drums are maybe ... (Global Grooves, Rock)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
Excellent "a go-go" soul from Brit beat group phenom Zoot Money – recorded in a style that was very faithful to his roots in US soul and R&B, but with the usual UK touches. The record was recorded live at the Klook's Kleek nightclub in London – and it's got some of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU reissue on Repertoire.)
Meredith Monk —
Key ... CD Lovely, 1971. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
(Out of print, includes bonus Karaokee CD-G, slipcase is not included.)
Head ... LP Colgems, 1968. Very Good ...
A wonderfully trippy record by The Monkees, and the soundtrack to their equally trippy film from the late 60s. The music's like nothing else they ever did, and the record's a post-Sgt. Pepper's collage of sounds from the movie, weird little spoken bits, and delightfully psychedelic songs. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove, in the foil cover with light surface wear.)
One of the best ever efforts from the Monkees – really the first album where Mickey, Peter, Davy and Mike took creative control from the TV people – and created and album of groovy late 60s pop to rival those of their influences! Headquarters famously features a lot more original ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and light staining at the bottom corner.)
The first-ever album from The Monkees – a set that's overflowing with great numbers from the teams of Boyce & Hart and Goffin & King – plus one original by Mike Nesmith himself! Titles include "Theme From The Monkees", "Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day", " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small tear in the back paste-on.)
A fantastic set from The Monkees – maybe the record that really had them coming together and finding that special groove that was all their own! The set features their completely sublime "Pleasant Valley Sunday" – but also has this great range of unusual material that seems ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The one astounding studio album of proto punk/abrasive psych genius from the Monks – a true masterpiece – and a record that's been ripped off by myriad more famous groups in both the mainstream and underground rock landscape of the past 40 years! The group's status as discharged G.I.'s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary live set by The Monks – that offbeat group of American servicemen who recorded famously in Germany during the 60s, then dropped out of sight for decades until a big wave of interest in their sound during the 90s! This set is maybe the culmination of that interest – as it ... 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
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Acid rocky moogy stuff! The record's one of those "let's do a lot of pop covers on the moog" – and it features moogy updates of 60's tunes like "Get Back", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Feelin' Groovy", "Yummy Yummy Yummy", and "Time of the ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally amazing record that deserves to be right at the top of the greatest trippy albums of all times – even though it was never issued at the time! The Moon Express are a group shrouded in mystery – whose one claim to fame was an appearance on a Monkees TV special, but who also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7 inch of Beatles' covers – in a die-cut sleeve!)
A totally amazing record that deserves to be right at the top of the greatest trippy albums of all times – even though it was never issued at the time! The Moon Express are a group shrouded in mystery – whose one claim to fame was an appearance on a Monkees TV special, but who also ... read moreCD
A pretty great solo performance from the legendary Thurston Moore – recorded at the Art Institute Of Chicago, as live accompaniment to the film Street, by James Nares – and maybe some of the most compelling sounds we've heard from Moore in awhile! The set features just solo electric ... read moreCD
Thurston Moore & Nels Cline —
In-Store ... CD Father Yod, 1997. Used ...
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
Van's debut album for Warner Brothers and a pretty radical departure from anything he'd done before – breaking all kinds of new ground for his own most creative work and helping pave the way for all kinds of hauntingly poetic rock, folk rock, and singer-songwriter records to come! It doesn't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later cream label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, staining and waviness from moisture along the bottom and the paste-on is starting to peel.)
One of the great albums from Van Morrison during that incredible peak period – and a record that stands out as a less emotionally fraught effort after the heavy mood of Astral Weeks and the super far-reaching Moondance albums. Here Van concentrates a bit more on his love of R&B, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino 2020 Start Your Ear Off Right pressing. Brick & mortar exclusive!)
Van Morrison at the height of his solo powers – working here in an extended live set that opens up with all the genius for vocal expression and inflection he developed during his initial solo years at Warner Brothers! The setting is perfect to show the growing confidence Morrison has in his ... read moreCD
Solo work from Mark Morriss – formerly a member of The Bluetones, but maybe even more striking here as an artist on his own! The album features a compelling mix of covers – songs originally recorded by Jess Conrad, Scott Walker, OMD, Buffalo Springfield, Jesus & Mary Chain, Weezer, ... read moreCD
Solo work from Mark Morriss – formerly a member of The Bluetones, but maybe even more striking here as an artist on his own! The album features a compelling mix of covers – songs originally recorded by Jess Conrad, Scott Walker, OMD, Buffalo Springfield, Jesus & Mary Chain, Weezer, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Manuel Mota & David Grubbs —
Lacrau ... LP Blue Chopsticks/Drag City, 2018. Sealed ...
An engaging electric guitar duo set from Portuguese experimentalist Manuel Mota and the ever-adventurous David Grubbs! There's a kind of gentle confidence to the interplay here, and a way of letting the rawest little touches resonate and bounce off each other that's really impressive, and engaging ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album