One of the finer Dead studio albums of the mid 70s for sure – managing to catch a bit of the spontaneous energy that made them such a vaunted live band on some tunes, really delivering on the wry yet easygoing songcraft they don't really get enough credit for, and even some cool facets of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album issued by the Grateful Dead on their own label – a setting that might make you think they'd act with less control than when at Warner Brothers, but which actually seems to have them doing the reverse! The whole thing's a great back-to-basics effort – sharp songs, rootsy ... read moreCD
One of the first giant hits by the Grateful Dead – and a record that has the group tightening things up a bit more, and stepping into some of the country-tinged territory of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers! Turns out, the move is a great one – as the songs come across with a real ... read moreCD
Legendary experimental project featuring artist Jean Michel Basquiat – expanded with remixes by Todd Rundgren, Hank Shocklee, King Britt, Sal P (Liquid Liquid), Deantoni Parks, Tewz, Free The Robots, and The Gaslamp Killer – plus appearances by Amir Yaghmai and Kool Keith! CD
Green Day's undeniably incredible kinda-sorta concept album American Idiot – so full of impassioned, fist-pumping anthems, you'd have to be pretty damn Grinchy to dismiss it! By 2004, Green Day's mid 90s reign as the most American punk pop revivalists had ceded to slightly younger acts and ... read moreCD
Green Day as in command of killer hooks and stomping choruses as ever! Nimrod was bit underappreciated by longtime fans growing weary of Green Day's aging process towards the late 90s, but it's gota well earned and slowly built repuation as a fan favorite nowadays. With the formula of ... read moreCD
Green Lake Project —
GLP ... CD 3000 Grad (Germany), 2019. Used ...
Kind of lovable, easygoing 70s rock from Nils Lofgren's Grin – amiable guitar and piano grooves – with a bit of bite in the guitars, but with an laidback sensibility overall! The tunes have an unpretentious, catchy vibe to them, which in other hands in the 70s would have come off as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Here's a rare one! Arranger/producer Dave Matthews was to James Brown what David Axelrod was to Cannonball Adderley – a key funky assistant who came along at just the right moment to help James open up his sound in an even newer direction! Matthews brought up the guitar a bit more in James' ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(New liner notes and featuring never before published photos.)
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not the girl groupies of backstage legend, but a really great late 60s group from New York – one who work with some of the same raw, pre-punk energy as The Stooges or The Seeds! Like both of those groups, these guys come from garage roots, but are really hitting an edge on these tracks ... read moreCD
Not the girl groupies of backstage legend, but a really great late 60s group from New York – one who work with some of the same raw, pre-punk energy as The Stooges or The Seeds! Like both of those groups, these guys come from garage roots, but are really hitting an edge on these tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking work from David Grubbs – a name you might know from his decades as a musician, singer, and improviser in a variety of settings – or from his more recent emergence as an author – heard from here in a book that unifies both sides of his creative personality! In some ... (Books, Rock)read moreBook
Late prime GBV! Under The Bushes...is a small step up out of the murky home-recorded sounds of the earlier days, but still a beautifully shambling set of unbelievably catchy DIY rock from one of the best bands to ever commit to that racket. Short, weird, buzzing little rock treasures delivered by ... read moreCD
An overlooked 60s pop gem from Margo Guryan – probably best known as the writer of the "Sunday Morning" hit for Spanky & Our Gang, but an equally great singer on her own! Margo's got a style that's towards the hipper side of girl pop in the late 60s – but one that's also ... read moreCD
Titles include "Kiss On My List", "Gotta Lotta Nerve", "Hard To Be In Love With You", "Everytime You Go Away", "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin", "Diddy Doo Wop", and "You Make My Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece from Japanese minimalist Motohiko Hamase – a record that maybe has a bit more musical variety than some of his other works of the 80s – with four different longer pieces that each have a different flavor, and a wonderfully poetic vibe overall! Two of the pieces are ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A masterpiece from Japanese minimalist Motohiko Hamase – a record that maybe has a bit more musical variety than some of his other works of the 80s – with four different longer pieces that each have a different flavor, and a wonderfully poetic vibe overall! Two of the pieces are ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Motohiko Hamase —
Anecdote ... CD Lung/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy ...
A rare live set from Japanese bassist Motohiko Hamase – recorded right during a stretch when he was really mixing up his modes – fusing older fusion elements with some of the more electronic experiments of his studio records of the period – all in a way that must have made for ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Motohiko Hamase —
Technodrome ... CD Wacoal Art Center/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1993. New Copy ...
One of the more electric albums from Motohiko Hamase – a Japanese artist that we first knew for his jazz recordings, but who really has branched out by the time of this release! There's still plenty of bass in the music – but the instrument is used in fuller, more powerful waves of ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Motohiko Hamase —
Technodrome ... LP Wacoal Art Center/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1993. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the more electric albums from Motohiko Hamase – a Japanese artist that we first knew for his jazz recordings, but who really has branched out by the time of this release! There's still plenty of bass in the music – but the instrument is used in fuller, more powerful waves of ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great later work from Tim Hardin – certainly sounding a bit broken-down and wearied by the world, but in a way that maybe makes the whole thing sound even better – as he plays live at a small venue in Oregon in 1980! LP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy record from the legendary Francoise Hardy – a set that's not only got the lovely lady out front on vocals and acoustic guitar, but one that also features totally great arrangements from Brit maestro Johnny Harris – who gives most of the record a slightly different vibe ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
A seminal debut from the young Francoise Hardy, and a record that set the tone for a whole generation of French music to come! The album's a remarkable achievement – especially considering that Francoise was 18 at the time – filled with original tunes that have a really fresh ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Hagood Hardy & The Montage —
Montage ... LP GRT, 1972. Very Good+ ...
Dreamy vocal pop from early 70s Canada – a set that owes a lot to the 60s sweetness of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66! The Montage have an approach that's a bit more rock-based overall, but there's definitely some Sergio-like touches in the music – especially the way the two female ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird, wonderful sounds from George Harrison – with lots of Indian music in the mix! Titles include "Greasy Legs", "Guru Vandana", "Microbes", "On The Bed", "Glass Box", "Singing Om", and "Love Scene". CD
Three overlooked albums by British singer Mike Harrison – all brought together in a single set! First up is the self-titled Mike Harrison – a wonderful solo debut from the singer who made Spooky Tooth sound so great on their albums, maybe even sounding better here on his own! The ... read moreCD
Debbie Harry —
Kookoo ... LP Chrysalis, 1981. Near Mint- ...
A nice change in sound for Debbie Harry – thanks to Chic production from Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards – who really help the solo singer find a groove that's quite different than her work in Blondie! The style's a mixture of the funky club that Chic did so well, with elements that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous set from one of the best – and most under-recognized – groups of the British jazz rock scene at the end of the 60s! The group have an approach that mixes heavy blues-influenced jamming with some of the lighter, more lyrical touches that were showing up at the time – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing, with London inner sleeve. Cover has light surface wear.)
Keef Hartley Band —
Overdog ... LP Deram, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A monster of a jazz rock set from drummer Keef Hartley – a player who initially came to fame for his funky grooves in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers! Hartley's sound here is a great mix of rootsy rock and some of the jazzier touches that were creeping into the London scene at the time – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK gatefold pressing! Cover has a bit of wear at the bottom right corner, looks great otherwise!)
Easily one of the greatest records ever from the Keef Hartley Band – and certainly the group's jazziest! The album's awash in great horn parts that dance along beautifully with the rootsier vocals of the set – sung by guitarist Miller Anderson, in a rough-edged style that has some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo Deram pressing, including the booklet and stereo indicator sleeve! Cover has light edge wear and very lightly bent corners.)
The original demos for PJ Harvey's classic debut album Dry – tracks that maybe have a vibe that's even more open and earnest than some of the later studio versions! Things are relatively stripped-down – really the core of the tunes, without that trademark production that also made PJ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The striking debut of PJ Harvey – a record that not only has the British singer maybe topping any of the new generation of American female singer/songwriters that were emerging at the time – but also really showing the world her skills as a producer too! There's a ferocity to some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The genius of Jon Hassell is alive and well – and after decades of groundbreaking music and undeniable influence, Hassell continues to show the world why his own blend of electric and acoustic elements still sounds better than most! Jon's working with his classic blend of trumpet and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
To most ears, trumpeter Jon Hassell first burst on to the world through his experiments with Brian Eno on EG Records, or maybe his 80s work on ECM – but here, on his debut for the small avant label Lovely Music, it's clear that Jon's already in complete control of his sound – and is ... read moreCD
To most ears, trumpeter Jon Hassell first burst on to the world through his experiments with Brian Eno on EG Records, or maybe his 80s work on ECM – but here, on his debut for the small avant label Lovely Music, it's clear that Jon's already in complete control of his sound – and is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-issued album from Bobby Hatfield – best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers, but also a great solo act on his own! The set's from a time when the Brothers had split, and Bobby was working out some different styles of his own – most famously a move to more roots-oriented ... read moreCD