A fantastic solo debut from Tim Rose – issued by Columbia Records at a time when the label was taking a strong stand with singer/songwriting giants like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen! Rose might not be totally in the territory of those legends, but steps out from previous folk work (including ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two late 60s albums from Tim Rose – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Tim Rose – a fantastic solo debut from Tim Rose – issued by Columbia Records at a time when the label was taking a strong stand with singer/songwriting giants like Bob Dylan and Leonard ... read moreCD
Uli Jon Roth & Electric Sun —
Earthquake ... CD Castle/Griffin, 1979. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Michael Rother —
Fernwarme ... LP Random/Gronland (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
Slow, spare, almost sad-tinged work from Michael Rother – a set that's kind of a distillation of his longer krautrock legacy into a subtle, minimal mode! The tunes are all instrumentals, with these beautifully-placed guitar lines, keyboard parts, and other sonic touches – very much in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Demis Roussos at the end of the 70s – a decade that began with his trippy work in Aphrodite's Child, then had the singer hitting the clubs with disco soul, and ended with Demis becoming a huge international star on the vocal front! This album's very firmly in that last mode – and has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Four classic albums from The Routers – one of those unusual 60s groups who never really existed as a real band – but whose name was used to sell some very groovy records at the time! The Routers came from the same production talents who handled The Markettes – who also made some ... read moreCD
A well-recorded set of live material – one side from a 1972 BBC broadcast, one side from a 1974 In Concert Broadcast! Also includes a studio outtake of "Pyajamarama" – plus versions of "Grey Lagoons", "Sea Breeze", "Virginia Plain", "Song ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
The fourth album from Roxy Music – and quite possibly their best to date! The album has the group moving strongly past the Eno years, into a tighter framework that still contains many of the darker themes of earlier records. Ferry's lead vocals are incredibly majestic – rising to ... read moreCD
A brilliant little comeback album for Roxy Music – their first album in 4 years after Siren, and a well-done departure that takes off from older records without losing any of their greatness! In a way, the set's almost the group's Lodger – a similar effort to Bowie's record from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mindblowing debut from Roxy Music – a record that took the world by storm in the 70s, and which is still pretty darn revolutionary all these many years later! Sure, the cover looks a bit cheesy and trashy, but the core of the music is amazing – this blistering array of guitars, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label Reprise Records promo! Cover has a cut corner, and a mark where an old sticker was removed.)
Live Roxy Music, from a time when John Wetton was in the group on bass – with titles that include "Do The Strand", "Out Of The Blue", "The Bogus Man", "Both Ends Burning", "Chance Meeting", "If There Is Something", "In Every ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really wonderful work from the Texas scene of the 60s – not the heady psych or garage usually associated with the state, nor the more Latin-inflected modes from the border – but instead a unique batch of music that feels more like work from either coast, and which comes across with a ... read moreCD
Features vocals from Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. CD
Royal Trux —
Accelerator ... LP Fat Possum/Drag City, 1998. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the best ever records from Neil Haggerty & Jennifer Herrema's Royal Trux – one that was intended to be their third album for Virgin and ended up being a pretty triumphant return to the indie realm! As crazy as the idea of a band whose sound was often so skronky and primitively ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The teen Queens Of Noise tearing it up live in Tokyo! From the beginning, the jaibait cultural baggage tended to cast a larger shadow than their music, which is damn shame, because The Runaways are badass, killer rock & roll band – and they prove that here in epic fashion – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first really tripped-out albums from Todd Rundgren – a record that makes us think he must have been getting a lot into his head since the time in the studio for Something/Anything! While not a concept album, the record does have a clearly stated "quest for knowledge and quest ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans Peter Lindstrom —
Runddans ... LP Smalltown Supersound (Norway), 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ...
A recent, more experimental album from Todd Rundgren – still with vocals, but also with lots of samples and electronics too! LP, Vinyl record album
One of our all-time favorites – with the classic part 2 of the "Cynus X1" saga – the mighty "Trees", and the post-rock jam "La Villa Strangiato". Also includes the parable of "The Trees" – and the more down-to-earth "Circumstances" ... read moreCD
A great discovery in the lost catalog of Arthur Russell – material from the same mid 80s stretch as his excellent World Of Echo album, and done with a very similar sound! Most of the instrumentation here is spare drum programs, keyboards, and processed cello – all handled by Russell, ... read moreCD
Two great slices of blue-eyed soul – both produced by Leroy Glover, and done in a way that really points towards some bigger southern crossover material in the 70s! Kenny does a fantastic job with the hit – and the flipside is pretty nice too. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo pressing, with a small sticker on one label.)
An incredible debut from British singer Bridget St John – a set with the same spare, chilling quality as Nico's first album on Verve! Like Nico, Bridget is amazingly without categorization – a folksinger initially, but one who's working here with a darkly personal quality that goes far ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Truly amazing work from Bridget St John – an artist who's unlike anyone else we can think of – and who belongs in that rare stratosphere of completely distinct talents at the end of the 60s – a space that might include Nico, Nick Drake, or Bill Fay! Like all those three, St John ... read moreCD
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Ryuichi Sakamoto —
Esperanto ... LP Midi/Sony (Japan), 1985. New Copy (reissue)...
A masterpiece of electronic work from Ryuichi Sakamoto – and a record that may well be reaching for the universal language promised in the title! The set's not nearly as pop-oriented as some of Sakamoto's other work from the time – mostly instrumental, and with a spirit that's like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ryuichi Sakamoto —
Great Tracks ... LP Midi/Sony (Japan), Mid 80s. New Copy (reissue)...
A really well-titled set of work from Ryuichi Sakamoto – as the set features four gems from his key 80s years, all mastered by Bernie Grundman for extra-high fidelity in this limited set! Sakamoto's creative genius was at a real high point during this period – all the experimental ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early moment of genius from Ryuichi Sakamoto – the solo start of a fantastic legacy of electronic music, and a record that's still one of our real go-to discs from his mighty large catalog! The record is a great break from some other, earlier modes of Japanese experimentation – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The co-founder of the mighty Fugs takes us down the piney road to post hippy hillbilly freakhood – a fairly searing lampooning of redneck rock & country music! Sanders reached a lot of points in the rock idiom long before many others, and this satiracle groove is another one – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with call letters in marker on the labels. Cover has surface wear, call lettters in marker, and split seams held with old tape.)
Sweet folksy pop from the glory days of A&M! Evie Sands has a voice that's emotive in a folk rock way, but which is here produced with smoother west coast arrangements that are more in an LA mode – which makes for a very cool mix of modes! The overall sound of the album is very hip ... read moreCD
Pretty hip stuff, with a definite Coltrane influence – and Larry Young in the group on organ, along with Billy Cobham on drums and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Naima", "A Love Supreme", "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord", "Meditation", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 28 track career retrospective, including: "Let There Be Light", "Brotherhood", "Spirit", "Right Now", "Life Is For Living", "Saja/Right On", "Somewhere In Haven", "I Believe It's Time", "Serpents & ... read moreCD
One of the most searing, soaring albums ever from Santana – a set that takes all the power of the previous two records, and packs it into one tight little set! There's plenty of Latin influences going on – mixed with heavy fuzz from Carlos, and lots of jazz and funky touches too – ... read moreCD
Satisfaction ... LP Decca/Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
The only album ever recorded by Satisfaction – a wonderful British group from the key jazz rock years of the scene, but one who have a sound that's maybe more personal and intimate than the rest! These guys are never too proggy, and are only just a sextet – one that's fronted by some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... LP Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album