A really great record – one our all-time favorites from our early years of crate-digging! Shades of Joy were one of those cool little sixties bands that fell through the cracks – a San Francisco based, racially-mixed jazz group that had rock leanings, but did some neat groovy stuff. ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The weird, raw and legendary debut of teen trio The Shaggs – recorded in a single day and issued by the Third World label back in the day, before slowly building a devoted cult following over the years! The Shaggs story of a young girl group and their dad manager dreaming big and hoping for ... read moreCD
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Philosophy Of The World album by The Shaggs – the enigmatic trio of Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin – three sisters all recorded by their father, who had the foresight to capture their simple but undeniable musical brilliance! The trio's first album ... read moreCD
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Philosophy Of The World album by The Shaggs – the enigmatic trio of Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin – three sisters all recorded by their father, who had the foresight to capture their simple but undeniable musical brilliance! The trio's first album ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal girl group sounds from the Shangri-Las – served up with a slightly dark undercurrent that's mighty nice! The group are awash here in Brill Building sounds – getting some nice arrangements from Artie Butler, Jeff Barry, and others – all in a mode that's slightly less than ... (Rock, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features groovy arrangements from Ben McPeek – on titles that include "Some Day soon", "He Call Me Boy", "Don't Cry For Me Babe", "Hard Lovin Loser", "War Drums", "Is He Gonna Love Me", "The Last Thing On My Mind", and ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a bit of a clunker, but the record is a great lost charmer from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's filled with well-written, hook-heavy tunes – served up by a quartet who often harmonize along with their instrumentation – all with a warmth that ... read moreCD
Well, Helen Shapiro may not be the hardest rocker on the British scene – but the set does bring together some nice upbeat pop tracks from the 60s – titles that include "Lipstick On Your Collar", "You Don't Know", "Kiss N Run", "Without Your Love", ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with obi! Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Rocky Sharpe & The Replays —
Let's Go ... LP Chiswick (UK), 1981. Near Mint- ...
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(Back cover has a promo sticker.)
Rocky Sharpe & The Replays —
Rama Lama ... LP Chiswick (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ...
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(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker.)
A lost relic from the Ohio scene of the late 70s – important work from the late Jim Shepard, and a record that's every bit as creative and compelling as some of the bigger names to come out of Cleveland or Akron! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Yasuaki Shimizu —
Kakashi ... LP Better Days (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Yasuaki Shimizu handles a wide range of instruments from brass, woodwind, and percussion on this equally wide ranged album; with Hideo Yamaki on drums and percussion, Morio Watanabe on bass, Takayuki Hijikata on guitar, Aki Ikuta on guitar and bass, Donpei Kaneaki on trumpet, Koji Yamaguchi on ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Palto Flats, including the insert.)
The long-lost first album from Shoes – recorded at home, and even rawer than any later releases – appearing here on vinyl for the very first time! The group are already pretty amazing at this early point – right on the money, and almost with more of a punkish vibe at points ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Breakout sounds from Shoes – and an album that may well stand as the group's lasting treasure! The set's got a sharp-edged quality that still sounds pretty tremendous all these many years later – power pop, but without any commercial elements to smooth out its energy – served up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Three classic albums from Shoes, plus bonus tracks, and a full CD worth of rare material too! First up is Present Tense – a power-pop classic from Shoes – their first full length for Elektra Records, and a set that stands with all the best end of 70s gems from either coast! The songs ... read moreCD
A pivotal moment for Shoes – demo material that pre-dates their classic Present Tense album – pulled from the vaults, and issued here as a wonderful pre-Elektra slice of their career! The tunes were originally cut in the basement of a bridal shop in Northern Illinois – yet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A power-pop classic from Shoes – their first full length for Elektra Records, and a set that stands with all the best end of 70s gems from either coast! The songs are impeccable, and the group do a fantastic job of blending sharper guitars with really great lyricism – a mode that maybe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Siegel Schwall Band —
Shake ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1968. New Copy ...
The Siegel Schwall Band are still kicking it hard here – playing with a surprisingly gritty vibe, maybe thanks in part to production from the great Sam Charters – who'd handled so many great blues sessions over the years! But we're guessing that at this point, the group didn't even ... read moreCD
The debut album from a group who became a seminal bridge on the Chicago scene in the 60s – a blue-eyed blues quartet who got their start on the south side, then helped bring the music up north! The group have an edge here that's sharper than you might expect – maybe in part because the ... read moreCD
The Siegel Schwall Band change things up a bit here – leaving behind the rootsy Sam Charters production of their first few albums for the the heady sound of Dunwich – and picking up just a bit of electric piano and electric bass in the process! The style is still rooted in blues, but ... read moreCD
A really cool lost group on late 60s ABC – a bit psych, a bit bluesy, and forging both into a great hard rock sound at times! The set's got some larger arrangements by producer Bill Szymczyk – a name we don't know, but who also gives the record a superb sound overall! LP, Vinyl record album
Both of the rare original albums by this legendary 60s electronic group – out now on one lovely 18 track CD! The Apples were one of the most unique groups of their era, and they mixed electronics with a throbbing rock groove in a way that not only predicted lots of the musical trends of the ... read moreCD
One of the weirdest records ever from Shel Silverstein – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given what a weirdo he is! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the big Johnny Cash recording of "Boy Named Sue" – and it features Shel singing that famous tune, plus a host of ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Hairy Jazz indeed – an unkempt beast of a jazzy batch of tunes by the inimitable Shel Silverstein – cut in Chicago with a group dubbed the Red Onions! Shel & the boys take on vocal jazz standards of the day for this late 50s set – and only a couple of Shel originals. You ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
One of the cooler groups from the jovem guarda years of 60s Brazil – a combo who sometimes echo rock modes of the Anglo world, but who can also bring in some strong currents from samba too! The mix is great, and completely infectious on the best cuts – as the blue guitars and echoey ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite entries into the strange 60s genre of baroque pop – arranged and produced with very hip touches from the great John Simon! Many of the numbers here are familiar 60s pop tunes – but they're redone in an instrumental way using electric harpsichord, woodwinds, and some ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a red ink stamp on the back.)
Paul Simon's mid 80s landmark – a record that brought together Simon's unique voice and pop folk songwriting skill with South African, Chicano, zydeco other global musical styles – held together by some of the best songs Simon ever put together! With lesser material, this would feel ... read moreCD
The first-ever solo album from Paul Simon – and a set that really showed the world he had a heck of a lot to offer on his own! Simon's still got all the great warm, personal tones of his late years with Art Garfunkel – but has also found a way to make things even more individual, too ... read moreCD
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
(White label promo, including insert. Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, a tracklist sticker, and a trace of a price sticker.)
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light ring wear and some light staining on the bottom.)
Nancy Sinatra —
Sugar ... LP Reprise, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Though one of her groovy Hazlewood produced albums, she only does two Hazlewood-penned tunes on this one: "Coastin", and "Sugar Town". The rest of the songs are the old-timey standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Vagabond Shoes", "Let's Fall In ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono tri-color pressing. Cover has a small cutout grommet.)
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood —
Nancy & Lee ... LP Reprise, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Sweet moody stuff from the period when the duo of Ms. Sinatra and Mr. Hazelwood was electric in the studio. This was back when he used to call her "Nasty" through the headphones in the vocal booth, and when the two of them put out such spooky spooky material as "Some Velvet ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The only solo album ever recorded by Peter Sinfield – an artist who made key contributions to both King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer – and also had a strong role as a producer, which included seminal sounds with Roxy Music too! This album's got elements of all those many sides ... read moreCD
Siouxie & The Banshees pick up songs from a well-chosen array of other artists – including Roxy Music, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Television, and Billie Holiday – almost moving into that reworking-of-classics style that This Mortal Coil was using at the time – even though Siouxie's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – cut half-speed at Abbey Road Studios!)
Sir Lord Baltimore —
Kingdom Come ... LP Mercury/Trading Places (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Sir Lord Baltimore may have a British-sounding name – but the group are a trio from Brooklyn, and serve up a blistering pre-metal version of hard rock that maybe blows away some of their English contemporaries at the time! There's a tremendous amount of power going on here – heavy bass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sisyphus ... CD Asthmatic Kitty/Joyful Noise, 2014. Used ...
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
Guy Skornik —
Tusk ... LP Finders Keepers (UK), 1979. New Copy ...
Really beautiful electronics from the enigmatic Guy Skornik – an artist that we mostly know for his quirky concept record Pour Pauwels, but who sounds here like some of the best electronicians of the German scene of the 70s! All tracks are long and spun out – electronic, but with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pre-The Knack work from a young Doug Fieger, who already seems to have a great ear for a hook – although in a way that's different than that later group's work! The style here is a mix of more introspective numbers and some fuller tunes that have a nice kick and a bit of fuzz, and some great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
A great little funky rock group – one we only know from this mid 70s record – a sharp little set that should have gone on to be their big calling card over the years! The group sports some amazing guitar interplay – almost as bold as some of the bigger rock fusion efforts of the ... read moreCD
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)
J'un Oeil ... LP RCA/Return To Analog (Canada), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Soaring space rock from Sloche – a group who work here in a heady blend of keyboards and vocals, stretched out on long tracks that never lose their energy at all! The approach is relatively unique – as the group has two keyboardists, Rejean Yacola and Martin Murray – who play a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Among the best of the best of early Patti Smith albums – the Easter LP from 1978 – also her biggest hit ever! Easter splits the difference between accessible, if rawly impassioned rock & roll and more raucous and in yer face rebellious poetry. There's a stylistic gulf between the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Patti Smith's first album and one of greatest rock albums of the 70s! Pure, driving passion powers Patti as profoundly as it ever would here on horses. The musicianship is famously top notch, too, making for one of those amazing moments in rock when a great voice – not just a great sounding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with Sterling stamp, in a white letter cover. Cover has light wear and minor splitting.)
A stone classic from the team of Morrissey and Marr – a record that manages to wear its politics on its sleeve, yet still express things in a highly personal way! The balance is a key part of what made The Smiths go farther than just about all their 80s Brit indie contemporaries – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with SRC stamp, including the printed inner sleeve.)
A triumphant third album from The Smiths – one that really focuses the energy of their previous sets, and helps them find a new sort of sonic perfection! Those haunting guitars are still in all the right places – as are Morrissey's heartfelt lyrics – but there's also a nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A full-length live set from The Smiths – and one that's a surprisingly great complement to their studio material of the time! The album's got a nicely different vibe on some cuts – not all-out jams or improvisations, but maybe just a bit more character than some of the studio versions ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SRC stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)