A completely amazing bit of psychedelia – recorded in Vancouver by the very young Jay Kaye, who was just 15 at the time – but done with a sound that easily rivals some of the more trippy classics from the big names of the late 60s! The record's got this perfect blend of tunefulness and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jodi's a duo, not a single guy – but together, the pair have a style that's very much in the best tradition of singular outsider rockers from the past! The music is maybe a bit electronic, a bit psych, and definitely tuneful enough to earn the "pop" in the title – but never ... read moreCD
Elton back when he was genius, and unlike anyone else – with titles that include "Ballad Of A Well Known Gun", "Son Of Your Father", "Burn Down The Mountain", "Love Song", and "Where To Now St Peter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including booklet. Cover has light wear.)
Ear-opening work from Jon-Mark – best known as half of the Mark-Almond band with Johnny Almond, but here working as a solo act on his own – in a spare folksy mode that's right up there with some of the best on the Brit folk scene of the 60s! Jon's guitar playing alone is worth the ... read moreCD
Great work from soul singer Ronnie Jones – an artist who was born in the US, but cut all of this work in the swinging London scene of the 60s – where he was obviously a very big addition to the mod scene! Ronnie's got a voice that's capable of a great range when needed, but which can ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Jonti's full length debut for Stones Throw – delivering with this supremely catchy, yet unbridled and densely-layered Twirligig – showing a love for primitive electronics, sunny psych melodies, erratic, sampler pastiche experimentalism and moody avant pop of all kinds. It's really all ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
(70s Mexican pressing on CBS, with Spanish titles.)
Janis Joplin —
Pearl ... LP Columbia, 1971. Near Mint- ...
The sound of a legend – a raw rocking classic from Janis Joplin – arguably the most perfectly-formed record from her all-too-short run in modern music! There's a focus here that's even sharper than before – and a rising of the funky undercurrents that Janis always had in her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joy Division —
Still ... LP Factory, Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
The last full chapter in the legacy of Joy Division – an album that ws issued in the wake of the untimely early death of Ian Curtis – a special double-length set that brought together all the unreleased material at the time! The package features a number of tracks that the group were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning little record – and one that still chills us to the bone after all these years! The set's the first (and one of the few) from Joy Division – and really set a whole new standard for the post-punk underground – thanks partly to the group's brooding sense of darkness, but ... read moreCD
A great counterpart to the legendary self-titled album from July – material recorded in a private setting, to predate that psych masterpiece – but every bit as stunning overall! The quality of this work goes way beyond its origins as demo material – as the sound is wonderful, the ... read moreCD
Sachiko Kanenobu —
Misora ... CD URC/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy ...
An underground classic from Japanese singer/songwriter Sachiko Kaneobu – and a set that resonates a lot with American work of the time from the hipper side of the LA scene! Sachiko has these great little songs that are often supported by her own creative work on acoustic guitar – and ... read moreCD
An obscure bit of Brazilian folk rock from the early 70s – recorded with an easygoing, laidback style that's really wonderful! The group's working mostly here in a blend of acoustic guitar and percussion – and some of the guitar work is done by Jorge Amiden of O Terco, using a strange ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreCD
Take the title here a bit ironically – as the music is this unusual Korean take on reggae rhythms – maybe more an inspiration from Kingston, filtered through a maturing K-Pop style of the time – although often with some of the qualities that came about when dubbier rhythms were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album so heavy, it blew plenty of minds when first released at the end of the 60s! This set's the first-ever utterance from the King Crimson empire – the initial outing of the group, which featured Greg Lake on vocals, and lots of airy, darkly atmospheric guitar from the legendary Robert ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
For some folks, this might be the purest moment of sonic genius from King Crimson – a record that has this incredible dynamic range, with ultra-low passages followed by soaring highs – all delivered by a group that might well be one of the most technically skilled that Robert Fripp had ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK Polydor pressing, 2302 061.)
King Crimson —
Lizard ... LP Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ...
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(White label promo pressing – RI etch. Cover has wear, staining and flaking from moisture with a tracklist sticker in the bottom left corner.)
Great material from the tail end of their Reprise years – non-album tracks, collected to form one great last record! Titles include "Pictures In The Sand", "Where Did The Spring Go", "When I Turn Off The Living Room Light", "There Is No Life Without ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing, including the insert and Warner/Reprise inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
It's hard to go wrong with The Kinks at this point in their career – a time when even at their most basic, the group had something special that set them apart from most of their contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to most of the music here – an aspect that Ray Davies ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono tri-color label pressing with 1B/1C matrix. Cover has light wear and a sticker remnant.)
A real standout in the later catalog of the Kinks – a record that gave the group a number of minor hits, and which let them rock out a bit more than usual – in a style that was clearly influenced by the punk of the period, but which also had sort of a Pete Townsend-esque quality to it. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second act of The Kinks' entry into the rock opera mode of the early 70s – and in some ways, a much more confident effort than the first! The second act of Preservation is much bleaker than the first in a number of ways – quite possibly the strongest because it seems that Ray ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice transition from the overwrought concept albums of mid 70s Kinks – and a shift into tighter, shorter, more condensed tunes that got the group firmly back on track! The concepts here are each confined to the space of a single tune – taking Ray and the group back to the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some pen.)
Alive! ... LP Casablanca, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
One of THE classic double live albums of the 70s – with titles that include "Black Diamond", "Watching You", "Deuce", "Strutter", "Hotter Than Hell", "Got To Choose", "Firehouse", "Nothin To Lose", "She" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard to miss with the strength of Kiss at this early point – and the cover are also emphasizes the group's early strong popularity in Japan! Titles include the classic "Hotter Than Hell", plus "Parasite", "Got To Choose", "Let Me Go Rock Roll", "A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of ... read moreCD
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest power pop albums ever recorded – a blistering batch of tight little rocking tunes that took pop music back to basics at the end of the 70s! The group have an almost Beatles-esque flair for the short catchy tune – but have also pumped up things nicely with a smoothly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Righteous earth mama vibes from our hometown sweetheart Bonnie Koloc. Bonnie was part of the original folk cabaret scene around old town here in Chicago, and this is her first album, with her gutsy, folky vocals and songwriting underpinned by a groovy rock-inflected backing band, that features ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly nice record from one time Fug and session guitar giant Danny "The Kootch" Kortchmar – done for Asylum with a sound that moves from punchy power pop, to more measured singer songwriter stuff, in the vein of Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon – both of whom the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from this wonderful guitarist – recorded at a small coffe house in Minneapolis, and featuring sublime work on 12 string guitar! Titles include "Circle Round The Sun", "Sunrise", "Living In The Country", "Easter In The Sargasso Sea", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light stains, and splitting in the seams and spine.)
Leo Kottke —
Best ... LP Capitol, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
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