An early 70s solo album from the man who invented bluegrass banjo picking. Tracks include "T For Texas", "Sally Gooding", "Both Sides Now", "Bugle Call Rag", and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
Sea & Cake —
Any Day ... CD Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy ...
The Sea And Cake as fresh and breezy as ever! It's almost hard to believe, but Any Day marks the 25th years of The Sea And Cake – intermittently throughout that time span, anyway – and one of the most consistently brilliant runs in indie rock. They've always had an easygoing melodic ... read moreCD
The Sea & Cake's most instantly addictive album in years – one that blends the more anthemic style of their recent work with some bubbling synthy grooves! The group is nothing if not consistent, and they don't radically rework the set structure – with Sam Prekop's effervescent, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Watch ... CD Warner, 1973. New Copy ...
Maybe one of the most classic albums from Seatrain – and a set that definitely shows their huge progression from roots in The Blues Project, to their transformation into more of a roots rock band on the Marin County scene! In a way, the record's almost a west coast take on territory The Band ... read moreCD
A lost bit of prog from the UK scene of the 70s – an obscure record that appeared right before the birth of punk, but which carries plenty more echoes of the generation before – especially in the way the hard-jamming guitars can really take off on a riff and fly into a frenzy! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hipper take on the Mike Seeger sound than his 60s records – and a set that nicely folds in all the contemporary elements that had been floating around in the younger appreciation of roots music. Guests include Roscoe Holcolmb on vocals and banjo, Elizabeth Cotton on guitar, Penny Cohey on ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic early side of work from 70s superstar Bob Seger – and one that comes as quite a surprise, compared to his hits! This early material is really raw, gritty, and definitely shows Bob's roots in the same Detroit scene that was changing the worlds of both soul and rock in the late 60s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed at Third Man!)
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —
Night Moves ... LP Capitol, 1976. Very Good ...
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(Red label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A cool little Christmas single from the 60s – and one that's as weird as you'd guess from the image on the cover! The main side is a very offbeat take on "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" – one that's sung in a girl group mode, but one that's slightly strange overall – ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Shadows Of Knight —
Gloria ... LP Dunwich, 1966. Very Good ...
One of the finest rock moments to ever come from the Windy City – a raw, nasty little record that perfectly sums up the Dunwich ethos! Titles include their classic "Gloria" – plus "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "Bad Little Woman", "Hey Joe", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy sounds from 60s Sweden – one of that scene's most happening bands at the time, and a combo who should have broke bigger on the global scene – given that all their lyrics are in English! The collection brings together singles and album tracks The Shanes recorded for Columbia over ... read moreCD
Gunter Schickert —
Nachtfalter ... LP Bureau B (Germany), 2018. New Copy (reissue)...
A surprising new set from Gunter Schickert – a 70s Krautrock giant who's probably best known for his work on the Brain label – stepping out here with a sound that makes us feel as if the decades haven't passed at all! The album's named after a moth, who drifted into the studio during ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Live material from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – recorded in small clubs in the Midwest, very much the sort of venues from which they sprang! There's as much of a no-nonsense vibe going on here as on their studio albums, and maybe even a bit more grit overall – especially on the ... read moreCD
Siegel Schwall Band —
953 West ... CD Wooden Nickel/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ...
The album's title is a reference to an address on the north side of Chicago – 953 West Belmont Ave – somewhat gritty at the time the album was recorded, now not too far from a giant Target discount store! Yet the address, the cover, and the overall presentation are a great example of ... read moreCD
Early work from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – one of the better blue-eyed blues groups to ever come out of the Windy City! Like their contemporaries, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, these guys started with a real love of the music, and worked very close to the source – earning their ... read moreCD
The debut album from a group who became a seminal bridge on the Chicago scene in the 60s – a blue-eyed blues quartet who got their start on the south side, then helped bring the music up north! The group have an edge here that's sharper than you might expect – maybe in part because the ... read moreCD
A classic set from this legendary Chicago group of the early 70s – a combo led by Jim Schwall and Corky Siegel – two blue-eyed Windy City musicians who were unabashedly in love with the blues music of their scene! Unlike some of the later crossover blues albums of the 70s, these guys ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Siegel Schwall Band change things up a bit here – leaving behind the rootsy Sam Charters production of their first few albums for the the heady sound of Dunwich – and picking up just a bit of electric piano and electric bass in the process! The style is still rooted in blues, but ... read moreCD
A groundbreaking set from The Silver Apples – one of those records that almost didn't get fully appreciated until many decades later! The sound here is quite unique, even for the late 60s psych rock underground – and The Apples work in a blend of spacey electronics, driving percussion, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Both of the rare original albums by this legendary 60s electronic group – out now on one lovely 18 track CD! The Apples were one of the most unique groups of their era, and they mixed electronics with a throbbing rock groove in a way that not only predicted lots of the musical trends of the ... read moreCD
Produced by Richard Perry – with titles that include "Look Me In The Eyes", "Altitude Dancing", "Sons Of Summer", "Waterfall", "Are You Ticklish", "Love Out In The Street", and "After The Storm". LP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever solo album from Paul Simon – and a set that really showed the world he had a heck of a lot to offer on his own! Simon's still got all the great warm, personal tones of his late years with Art Garfunkel – but has also found a way to make things even more individual, too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
If you ever needed a record to convince you that Simon & Garfunkel were geniuses, and way more than just mainstream pop – this is it! The production is sublime – soft sounds moving beautifully along with the heavenly vocals – and the songwriting hits a new level of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "El Condor Pasa", "Cecilia", "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright", "Baby Driver", "The Boxer", "The Only Living Boy In New York", "Keep The Customer Satisfied", and "Song For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Titles include the classic "Sounds Of Silence" – plus "Richard Cory", "A Most Peculiar Man", "We've Got A Groovy Thing Going", "I Am A Rock", "Leaves That Are Green", "Blessed", "Kathy's Song", and the beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous little soundtrack – even if you've seen it a million times! Simon & Garfunkel always had a really dark quality to their music, but it never seemed to show as much on the pop charts as it did when used brilliantly by Mike Nichols in this important film. Their tunes emerge in ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nancy Sinatra —
Nancy ... LP Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good ...
Titles include "Son Of A preacher Man", "Long Time Woman", "Big Boss Man", "Light My Fire", "My Dad", and "God Knows I Love You". (Vocalists, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & brown label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam held with pieces of clear tape.)
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood —
Nancy & Lee ... LP Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
Sweet moody stuff from the period when the duo of Ms. Sinatra and Mr. Hazelwood was electric in the studio. This was back when he used to call her "Nasty" through the headphones in the vocal booth, and when the two of them put out such spooky spooky material as "Some Velvet ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & brown label stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
The only solo album ever recorded by Peter Sinfield – an artist who made key contributions to both King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer – and also had a strong role as a producer, which included seminal sounds with Roxy Music too! This album's got elements of all those many sides ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition remastered 180 gram pressing on pink vinyl! Done in a great die-cut gatefold cover, too.)
Stark, simple early work from Siouxsie & The Banshees – a set recorded when the punk scene that birthed them was only a few years old – but which already has them seeking out a great new sound of their own! Some of the songs here have a short, sharp approach – but others have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal album from Siouxie & The Banshees – maybe the first record they issued during a time when the artists they inspired started to break into the mainstream – which also maybe helped the group find a crossover fame they might never have expected at the start of the decade! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Artisan stamp, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
A wild little record from the hinterlands of rural Illinois in the early 80s – a set that's got a vibe that's quite different than most other albums of its time – more in a sunny, folksy, early 70s Cali mode than the darker sounds that were coming out of Chicago during the same stretch! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guy Skornik —
Tusk ... LP Finders Keepers (UK), 1979. New Copy ...
Really beautiful electronics from the enigmatic Guy Skornik – an artist that we mostly know for his quirky concept record Pour Pauwels, but who sounds here like some of the best electronicians of the German scene of the 70s! All tracks are long and spun out – electronic, but with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly nice little record from this soulful rock group that featured Donny Gerrard on vocals! The album's got a strange spacey approach to the music – using moog pretty heavily to create some nice effects on the album's compressed production style. The album features a nice take on ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's nobody like The Small Faces at their best – as you'll hear from the group's killer 1966 album on Decca! The style here is tight, right, and fully-formed straight from the start – easily one of the best UK 60s hybrids of American influences from R&B, garage rock, and early ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really rare 60s album from the great Keely Smith – one that was only issued in the UK, and which continued her strong solo run after splitting with longtime partner Louie Prima! But although the record was issued in England, the whole thing's got a rock-solid Reprise Records approach ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Among the best of the best of early Patti Smith albums – the Easter LP from 1978 – also her biggest hit ever! Easter splits the difference between accessible, if rawly impassioned rock & roll and more raucous and in yer face rebellious poetry. There's a stylistic gulf between the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a partially unglued top seam.)
Patti Smith —
Wave ... LP Arista, 1979. Very Good ...
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(Includes the insert. Cover has a cup ring stain on back.)
When we were playing this, someone in the office said "What's the deal with these guys? Did they just do sound-a-like versions of other people's hits?" On some of their other records, we might say no – but this one's pretty much a Pickwick-esque remake/remodel of late 60s rockers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from the team of Morrissey and Marr – a record that manages to wear its politics on its sleeve, yet still express things in a highly personal way! The balance is a key part of what made The Smiths go farther than just about all their 80s Brit indie contemporaries – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with SRC stamp, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a few small stains on the bottom seam.)