Sublime solo guitar work from Kinloch Nelson – a figure who's spent decades working as a musician and teacher in upstate New York, but who made these recordings when he was just a pretty young guy! The music here fits in perfectly with some of the archival releases on Tompkins Square – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Sublime solo guitar work from Kinloch Nelson – a figure who's spent decades working as a musician and teacher in upstate New York, but who made these recordings when he was just a pretty young guy! The music here fits in perfectly with some of the archival releases on Tompkins Square – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very early work from singer Tracy Nelson – done years before her greater fame in the group Mother Earth, and with a folksy, stripped-down style that's mighty nice! The set's one of a handful of folk classics that Prestige Records issued in the 60s – material that's way hipper than some ... read moreCD
Neu! 75 ... LP Brain/United Artists, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Pulsating Krautrock from Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger – essential stuff that stretches out the dynamics of the first couple of classic LPs! Then first half of the album features Klaus' brother Thomas on drums, and second features Hans Lampe, but the grooves are stripped down and spacious ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU reissue on Gronland. Cover has light wear.)
A dark classic that broke out of the underground and forever transformed the world of dance music! "Blue Monday" has this infectious bass/keyboard riff that you'll recognize immediately – and which you've heard emulated a million times in electro house tracks from later on in the ... (Soul, Rock)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(US Factory pressing, with silver inner sleeve, in the die-cut diskette cover.)
The fantastic first single from New Order – issued here with the first take on the tune, which was recorded in the US at a time when the group, as Joy Division, were still reeling from the loss of Ian Curtis! The track's a great bridge between the two eras – and already sets up that ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gem of an album from Randy Newman – a masterpiece of understated with from the mid 70s, and one of his most fully-conceived records for Warner Brothers! The album offers up a vision of the south, past and present, through Newman's eyes – eyes that are partially clouded by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later Warner Communications pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
An insanely wonderful first album from Randy Newman – and a perfect example of the way his unique style was a key confluence of all the best elements simmering underneath both late 60s LA and late 60s Warner Brothers! There's an instantly nostalgic quality to the record, but one that's ... read moreCD
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". LP, Vinyl record album
Timeless, brilliant avant pop psyche from Joanna Newsom – a flat out stunner and a triple album that's the most rewarding sprawl of an album to come out of the indie realm in years – an epic win for Newsom and the Drag City label! Newsom was unafraid of song length on the previous ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... read moreCD
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on clear vinyl with whisps of white.)
End ... LP Island, 1974. Near Mint- ...
One of Nico's darkest albums – and the kind of record we always suggest to those who doubt her genius! The incredibly spare set has Nico playing harmonium, which makes for a spooky off-kilter sound that really gives the record a somber approach – especially as the instrument sounds a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazingly spooky stuff from Nico! The album's only Nico's second solo album – after the legendary Chelsea Girls for Verve – but it's got a spark, stark, totally-drained quality that's immediately gripping. John Cale handled production, and he's working here with Nico in a junkie haze ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s butterfly label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and unglued bottom seam.)
Czeslaw Nieman —
Katharsis ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
If you ever thought the Polish scene would be years behind the times, given that they were working under Soviet control during the Cold War years – then you owe it to yourself to check out this classic from Czeslaw Nieman – a set that's got every bit as much experimental electronic work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest projects ever from funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – and one of his most-sampled records too! The albums maybe even more offbeat than some of Janko's previous projects – as it features a studio group, named Mad Unity, with a very heavy lineup of keyboards ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally excellent album that remixes a number of great tracks from Nilsson's albums Pandemonium Side Show and Aerial Ballet. The record features some killer stuff – like a remake of his original version of "Without Her", with an even better sound than the original! Other tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in the gatefold cover, with the printed inner sleeve.)
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
One of the wilder sets from Nillsson – careening from lovely piano pop with romantic vocals, to spaced out, good humored potty mouth excess – near honky tonk, to fuzzy pop rock – if you like Nilsson at his most unhinged, this is a great one! It's a stunner, actually – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Peak period Nirvana, recorded live on Halloween night at their hometown Paramount on 1991 only around a month after the release of Nevermind! As monumentally important as that album is, and as hugely cathartic as the roaring guitar sound producer Butch Vig was able to capture for it remains to this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary 3LP set – core work by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with help from many others who make the record great – including Mother Maybele Carter, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, and Roy Acuff! The whole thing feels a lot more like a traditional bluegrass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)
The only record from Greek psychedelic folk combo Nostradamos – with a gleefully diverse sound augmented by impeccable female/male lead and harmony vocals – and tunes that run the gamut from delicate, classical bits to lumbering proggy heaviness! The vocals really keep the disparate ... read moreCD
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Gary Numan's looking mighty noirish on the cover – and the record continues that fantastic run of dark-edged electro pop that made the man one of the most important song stylists of his generation! A few tracks here are maybe more tuneful than before – with some surprisingly bright ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary early work from Nurse With Wound – one of the group's first few albums, done at a time when it was quite difficult to ever figure out where they were coming from! Steven Stapleton's clearly got a strong influence here from 20th Century avant composition modes, particularly tape-base ... read moreCD
Groundbreaking work from Laura Nyro – exactly the kind of record that sums up the unique genius in her music! The record's not folk, not pop, not soul, nor jazz vocals – but a new sort of style that draws a bit from all those genres, and comes up with a bold new approach that opened ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laura Nyro's first album ever – and even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
O Bando —
O Bando ... CD Polydor/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1969. New Copy ...
Heavy fuzz from late 60s Brazil – a Tropicalia-era album, but one with a slightly more mainstream groove – one that mixes elements of regional music with psychedelic elements and bouncy, mod-styled backings! The approach is somewhat like the work going on over at EMI/Odeon during the ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
The second album from O Terco – the guitar-heavy power trio who were one of the hardest things going in Brazil during the early 70s! The album's got a style that's somewhat progressive, but which also still holds onto plenty of late 60s psychedelic elements – qualities both sweet and ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A key moment in the west coast years of Motown – and one of the most unique albums the label recorded during the early 70s! The group's got a mixture of soul, funk, and rock – served up by a hip lineup of younger longhairs who make for a real change from the class and poise of Detroit ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Unsung early 70s genius from Dwight Twilley & Phil Seymour – a few years earlier than their legendary power pop in the Dwight Twilley Band, and a pretty stunning batch of tightly melodic material that's just raw enough – top shelf stuff seeing proper release for the first time ever! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from symphonic rock pioneer Mike Oldfield – at this point unable to steer his way out of the engulfing shadow of his massive Tubular Bells album of a couple years earlier – yet still bearing fruit creatively, as Ommadawn is his third excellent and pretty much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, hype and tracklist stickers, and some wear.)
Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful easy grooves – from an orchestra leader who couldn't read a note of music! During the 60s, Andrew Oldham was probably best known to the world as the flamboyant manager of the Rolling Stones – but during the same period, or at least the earliest stretch of it, he also headed ... read moreCD
OMD (Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark) —
Crush ... LP A&M, 1985. Near Mint- ...
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(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has bumped corners and a small center split in the spine.)
OMD (Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark) —
Junk Culture ... LP Virgin (UK), 1984. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
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(US pressing on A&M, including the printed inner sleeve.)
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark) —
Pacific Age ... LP Virgin, 1986. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A slightly warmer sound than before from OMD – an album of well put together pop tunes that still hold true to the simple basis of their roots! At this point, the group's really got their sound down wonderfully – and they've also learned how to write slightly better pop hooks than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strange little album from this obscure Chicago group – with an unusual mix of acoustic instruments alongside the slightly hippieish song themes! Titles include "Michigan Avenue", "Minas Morgul", "Things That Make The World Go Round & Round", "Echoes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album that never fully got its due – the debut effort by a band from New Jersey, but one who've got a vibe that's much more like the headiest acts on the Sunset Strip scene from a few years before! The lead vocals almost have the mysticism of Jim Morrisson at his best – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus 7 inch and booklet!)
Yoko Ono —
Fly ... LP Apple, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Pretty wild work from Yoko Ono – a mixture of straight rock tunes and some very experimental numbers, a few of which sound so much like New York No Wave tunes from a decade later that we have to admit we're pretty darn shocked! In fact, we'd dare say the record's better than anything ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)
Yoko's stunning Plastic Ono Band LP – utilizing the same incredible group of players from John Lennon's same-titled effort – and an out there masterpiece that could be argued as one of the benchmark noise rock albums of all time! As with John's Plastic Ono Band LP, this one features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has wear and splitting seams.)
Really great work from Orange Colored Sky – one of the grooviest groups to record on late 60s Uni! The album's got a style that mixes the rougher harmonies of the post-Beach Boys groups with some nice instrumentation that has a bit of a Buckinghams bounce. The tunes are all originals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of work that The Orb mostly recorded in the first decade of the 21st Century – a time when they were nicely breaking free of some of the cliches that had crept into their work the decade before, and were using their core sound in a whole host of unusual ways! The package ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
A great collection – one that mixes early material for Sun Records and Monument! Titles include "Go Go Go", "Rockhouse", "Crying", "Candy Man", "The Crowd", "Dream Baby", "Ooby Dooby", "Mean Woman Blues", "Ru ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Obscure tracks from Roy Orbison's early days at Monument – plus one unusual single from the 70s! Titles include "The Actress", "Wings Of Glory", "Belinda", "Today's Teardrops", "Paper Boy", "With The Bug", "Blues In Mind" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from ... read moreCD
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD