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
(Out of print, 2006 CD plus DVD-Audio pressing with 5.1 surround mix. DVD does note specify region or format, but appears to be an European pressing.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Rocktober brick & mortar store exclusive – on limited silver vinyl. These were hard to get and appear to be sold out at the distributor level – get it before it's gone!)
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Rocktober brick & mortar store exclusive – on limited red vinyl!)
A great early live set from The Talking Heads – a collection of recordings from the late 70s and early 80s, culled together in a format that almost makes the whole thing come across like a discreet live album! The versions of tunes here are changed up nicely from their studio counterparts ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing. Includes the heavy inner sleeves. Cover has a CRC sticker.)
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
Long tracks that maybe bring a stronger current of noise to the music of Tangerine Dream – a set that follows the longer abstractions of the Zeit album, but with even weirder elements too! The sound isn't exactly pre-industrial, but also isn't far off either – and titles include "A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Italian PDU pressing. Cover has an import sticker on front and gloss wrinkles across the front & back.)
Tangerine Dream at their spacey 70s best – working here on two extended live performances that have a very trippy vibe! The work almost feels improvised at times – not in a noisy way, but very stretched out and open-ended – as there's not really any individual songs from the ... read moreCD
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
Tangerine Dream —
Phaedra ... LP Virgin, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A never-issued live set from this fantastic Finnish prog combo – recorded around the same time as their classic Lambert Land album, and featuring many songs from that record – but served up here in a long-jamming style that really takes off with lots of improvisation on the solos! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
James Taylor —
JT ... CD Columbia, 1977. Used ...
A wealth of rare rockers from King Size Taylor – an overlooked figure on the British scene of the early 60s, and one who borrows some of the best influences from the American singers and guitarists of the decade before! Taylor's got a strong presence and a nicely bold voice – a style ... read moreCD
A new recording of songs set to words by poet William Blake – a project begun by singer/guitarist Steven Taylor with Allen Ginsberg, who'd previously recorded a famous album of Blake's work – then finally finished years after Ginsberg's death, as kind of a first step towards a complete ... read moreCD
Bram Tchaikovsky —
Pressure ... LP Polydor, 1979. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
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
An overlooked gem from Tear Gas – a Scottish group who never got the same sort of credit as some of their UK contemporaries at the start of the 70s – but who really made a few great records on their own! This set's got a strange mix of California currents with some of the post-psyche ... read moreCD
An overlooked gem from Tear Gas – a Scottish group who never got the same sort of credit as some of their UK contemporaries at the start of the 70s – but who really made a few great records on their own! This set's got a strange mix of California currents with some of the post-psyche ... 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 moreCD
Really cool work from the duo of David Teegarden and Skip "Van Winkle" Knape – a pair who work here with just drums from one member, organ from the other – and some mighty nice harmonized vocals! The approach is almost like a Fillmore crowd take on the modes of Sam & Dave ... read moreCD
A classic set from pop pair Nino Tempo & April Stevens – a duo who had a great way of folding their vocals together in the space of a catchy tune! Some numbers feature April singing alone, in that breathy style of earlier years – but the best tracks have both singing together, over ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredibly groovy work from the team of Nino Tempo and April Stevens – a sweet bit of 60s pop with plenty of Sunshine touches! The pair have a gentle swing that's totally great on just about every track – a unqiuely jaunty groove that's almost the Atco equivalent of the sound that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants and a hole in front. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan —
Brief Replies ... LP Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Hard-rockin bluesey funky work from Genya and crew – with lots of great guitar bits ripping around, and some surprisingly strong funky undercurrents working at the bottom of the set! Think Betty Davis gone a bit more rock, and you've got a very good idea of the sound of this one – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great first album from Ten Years After – recorded at a time when the group were maybe more strongly linked to the bluesy sounds of the beat group generation than in later years – although still with a hint of some of the trippy touches to come! There's a surprisingly strong ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear.)
A collection of early work from Jimi Tenor – an artist who's maybe known best these days for his spiritual jazz and funk recordings, but one who sounded very different at the time of this material! Jimi issued much of this music on the Warp label back in the 90s – and although there's ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Jimi Tenor —
NY Hel Barca ... LP Bureau B (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A collection of early work from Jimi Tenor – an artist who's maybe known best these days for his spiritual jazz and funk recordings, but one who sounded very different at the time of this material! Jimi issued much of this music on the Warp label back in the 90s – and although there's ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blazing 60s & 70s string-shredding mastery from Japan's great guitar instrumentals guru Takeshi Terauchi – whose playing matches the greatest 50s & 60s rock guitar gurus in both dexterous ability and pulpy mood setting! Takeshi put his own unique spin on the chugging styles of the ... read moreCD
Blazing 60s & 70s string-shredding mastery from Japan's great guitar instrumentals guru Takeshi Terauchi – whose playing matches the greatest 50s & 60s rock guitar gurus in both dexterous ability and pulpy mood setting! Takeshi put his own unique spin on the chugging styles of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of club crossover from Matt Johnson – served up here in a whopping 10 minute 12" single version! We're actually more partial to "Three Orange Kisses" – which is a much darker, exotic-styled number. (Soul, Rock)12-inch, Vinyl record
Ok, so Van Morrison's left your group – what do you do? The remaining members of the group split off into two factions, the raunchier of which, the Belfast Gypsies, hooked up with Kim Fowley! This set documents the great work of that post-Morrison Them sidegroup – and most tracks were ... read moreCD
Raw early work from Them – a group that's plenty gritty at this point in their career, with a young Van Morrison sounding bold and soulful in the lead! If you only know Van's later, sweeter tones, you'll really be surprised here – as he's got this style that's heavily influenced by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US mono pressing. NOTE – The portion with their photo has been cut out and is missing from the front cover. Vinyl looks great however.)
Thievery Corporation —
Symphonik ... CD Eighteenth Street Lounge, 2020. New Copy ...
The title here certainly gets it right – as the album marks a huge new step for Thievery Corporation – the first full record in which the group works with orchestral accompaniment – a move that's maybe long overdue, given how much these guys were initially influenced by older ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Wonderful work from the early Thin Lizzy trio lineup – a record that has all the power of their later records, but which also mixes in some airier moments that really help shape the sound! These guys are already setting themselves apart from their psych or blues rock predecessors – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the first true moment of greatness from Thin Lizzy – a record that really has them coming into their own, with a sharpness that really points the way at their later classics – and that unique approach that has Phil Lynott standing out as one of the most unique singers of his ... read moreCD
Shakespeare never sounded so compelling before – given a very cool soundtrack by the Third Ear Band, who were moved to work on this project in collaboration with director Roman Polanski! The music is fantastic away from the film – very different than some of the group's earlier records ... read moreCD
Raw early genius from the 13th Floor Elevators – cut back at a time when the Texas combo were one of the hippest things going in the late 60s American underground! There's lots of sounds here that other cats would copy over the decades – but the record has a gritty brilliance that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
13th Floor Elevators —
You & I & Me ... CD Sunset Blvd, Mid 60s/1976. New Copy 2CDs ...
A huge batch of rare material from one of the freakiest, fuzziest groups of the 60s – all pulled from the archives of Roy Ames, and recorded in Houston and San Francisco in 1966 and 1967 – and mixed here with some equally wild Roky Erikson solo material from 1976! There's not much in ... read moreCD
Tremendous work from This Mortal Coil – only the second album by the 4AD Records collective, but one that doubles the length of the first – and explores some even deeper territory in the process! The group take songs that had been forgotten from previous generations – beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great US 2LP set – one that goes back to present the debut Richard & Linda Thompson effort to the American market, then adds in live tracks too! LP 1 features I Want To See The Bright Lights – the first and greatest album together from Richard & Linda Thompson – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few blues rockers of the 70s who could really pull it off – and get enough cred to win both the respect of the underground Rounder Records scene, and still get mainstream attention! Includes his classic take on "One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer" – plus "I'll ... read moreCD
The second album by Three Dog Night – issued hot on the heels of the first, and with a similar heavy-rock trippy-pop kind of approach! The album's surprisingly nice – and with soulful overtones that you wouldn't expect, sounding a bit like parts of early work by Chicago or Blood Sweat ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird bit of sunshine pop – with the unusual feature that side one of the album is vocal, and side two is instrumental! There's some wonderful backings on the set – almost in a Rotary Connection mode, with lots of strange production, echoey orchestrations, and a good mix of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally groovy group – working here with production from Mama Cass and Steve Barri, in this style that hyas them mixing male and female vocal leads, with a sing/song 60s vibe and lots of nice harmonies – with the best hip currents of Spanky & Our Gang at their best! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)
Throttle Elevator Music —
Area J ... CD Wide Hive, 2014. Used ...
Matt Montgomery on bass, guitar & organ, Mike Hughes on drums, Kamasi Washington on tenor saxophone & Erik Jekabson on trumpet. (Jazz, Rock)CD
Slightly hipper than some of Johnny Tillotson's other work – filled with lesser-known tracks that mix sweeter themes with some of the headier topics of the times – almost showing that great way that country pop was coming into play with some of the issues and pressures of the late 60s. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a small hole. Cover has a cutout hole.)