(Cover has a small stain with a bit of flaking at the bottom of the spine.)
Human League —
Dare ... LP A&M/Virgin, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A masterpiece of synth pop – and a landmark album for the Human League! The record took the group from the Brit post-punk underground to the charts of the world – with a stark blend of noisy keyboards, spare beats, and Phil Okey's wonderfully flat and monotone vocals. And although the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Some great early 80s pop groove material from Human League – less of the colder synth of before, and more of the warmer soul-based sound that worked surprisingly well for the group! The EP features a number of tracks that fell between the LPs – including the extended version of their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Insane early work by Human League – very different than their later hits, with a stark, cold sythn-heavy sound that we really love! The group at this time were just a bit more than punk rockers with some electronics – and the sound on the set is very much in the spirit of the Sheffield ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The only full album from Human Switchboard – one of the leading lights of the Cleveland scene during that city's heady late 70s years – and a group whose mix of quirk and tunefulness would have made them huge, had they been working on the coasts! There's a great sound going on here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Humble Pie —
Eat It ... LP A&M, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
A new taste from Humble Pie – who moved into more of a rock 'n' soul vibe on 1973s Eat It than the more hard rocking previous couple of albums– originally a double LP of studio material on 3 sides a 4th side of live numbers captured at Green's Playhouse in Glasgow. The Clydie King ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most hard-hitting work ever recorded by Humble Pie – and that's saying a lot, given the power of the group on other albums! The performance is very unbridled – really open-ended, at a level that showcases not just the mindbending early guitar talents of Peter Frampton ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a few scratches on the front.)
All tracks co-written with Ronnie Wilkins, who plays piano on the date – and titles include "You Got The Right", "Salvation Lady", "Sleepin With Love", "Gettin It Free", "Sweetwater", and "Heavy Burdens Me Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole in the corner, and a small bit of marker on the shrinkwrap.)
The beautiful first album from Janis Ian – recorded when she was just 15 years old, and a beautifully arranged around her lovely vocals! Janis Ian's self-titled album was something of a hit at the time, but is largely remembered for her fearlessly frank lyrics – from the gorgeous " ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic material from the Liberty Records years of Idle Race – that legendary group that first gave the world music from Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood! The sound here is nothing like later work by those big names – but the Idle Race were masters of the short, tight, psychedelic tune – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set of work from Mike Heron – who wrote most of the tracks, and also plays guitars, sitar, organ, and piano! Titles include "Maker Of Islands", "Ithkos", "Dumb Kate", and "Cold February". (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
A great overview of the Incredible String Band – early material from the group's first three albums on Elektra, all pulled together in a double-length set that's a perfect introduction to their genius! The core talents here are Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – the founders of the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little package that brings together the first two rare albums by Index – a group that started as a cover band in the suburbs of Detroit in the late 60s, but quickly found their way to some tremendous music of their own! The trio's got a style that's jamming and trippy at the same ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare tracks from this obscure Detroit combo of the 60s – stripped down here to a trio lineup, which gives the music a really lean, clean focus that sounds years ahead of its time! The group definitely have their ears turned towards the psych side of the spectrum – but often mix fuzzy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A quintessential snapshot of the rawer roots of the 90s emo scene! Oakland's Indian Summer only lasted about a year, and recorded a bunch of songs issued as 7 inches or on compilations, but never issued a proper LP in their short time as an active band. Most of their songs have fragile melodic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has split seams held with old tape and light surface wear.)
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and pen.)
Yukari Ito with The Green Ginger —
Love ... LP Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A strange and wonderful album of lovely pop! Japanese singer Yukari Ito performs with the Green Ginger vocal group, and warm jazzy arrangements by Osamu Shoji – in kind of a late 60s/early 70s pop mode with a fuzzy LA twist. Yukari's got a bit of Karen Carpenter in her voice – but it ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heck of a great record – and we don't mind saying it! After knocking around in territory that ran from new wave to neo ska, retro swing, and other assorted genres, Joe Jackson really emerged with a strong voice on this 1982 classic. The album's a loving tribute to New York – and is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Searing and melodic pop psychedelia from Tommy James – partly backed by the Shondells, and partly by the group Neon on this set from the start of the 70s – with reverby guitars that waver off into the heavens and hooks the sink to the bone! It's great stuff for us, which heady ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jean Michel Jarre —
Equinoxe ... LP Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A seminal session from 70s French synth maestro Jean-Michel Jarre – his 8-part "Equinoxe" suite, a great bit of electronics that was almost France's answer to Kraftwerk at the time! Jarre's style is a bit warmer and more focused on the melody – and the range of keyboards and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real gem from Jay & The Americans – a record that was part of an initial step forward with their own creative direction, but which also nods back at the earlier music that had inspired their work! The set's filled with older gems from the early years of rock and soul – delivered ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach that brought them to bigger and bigger audiences! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-base ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove, with RCA inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Jefferson Airplane —
Flight Log ... LP Grunt, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
The last studio effort from Jefferson Airplane – and an underappreciated gem! At this point, Airplane was on the descent, landing gear in place – with the foundations for band's one-time side projects Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna ready to relaunch as primary projects. That said, it' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, in the original fold-out cover. Shrinkwrap has holes in the corners and is cracked a bit at the opening. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, with stamped 6S/7S matrix. Cover has some wear.)
Jefferson Airplane —
Volunteers ... LP RCA, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early gem from Jethro Tull – and a set that has the group really reaching forth with some of their more complicated, jazz-based musical impulses – while still holding onto some of the rawer power of the early days too! The album's lesser-known than some of the group's earlier hits ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit of old, and a bit of new – and includes some great live material on the second half, including the extended "By Kind Permission Of" and "Dharma For One" – and the great "Christmas Song". Other titles include "Bouree", "Song For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, with green labels – in the bound hardcover, with booklet. Cover has light wear.)
Jethro Tull —
This Was ... LP Reprise/Chrysalis, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Funky bluesy flutey magic from The Tull – includes a wonderful version of Roland Kirk's "Serenade To A Cuckoo" – plus "My Sunday Feeling", "Dharma For One", "It's Breaking Me Up", and "Song For Jeffrey". LP, Vinyl record album
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
A great little record that's waiting to be re-discovered! The album quickly tanked as the over-pressed soundtrack to an under-viewed film – but despite years in cutout bins, it's got a fresh quality that we really treasure! About half the album features cool instrumental tunes from Mike ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stellar solo debut of Janis Joplin – fronting her own Kozmic Blues Band after the break from Big Brother! The raw emotion of her voice is as impressive as ever here – and there is more of a rockin' blues vibe here than on her earlier records – thanks the killer horn section ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with 1D/2C matrix, in original shrinkwrap with an "including" sticker.)
Sweet folk rock from the Bay Area scene of the early 70s – a record that's very much in keeping with some of the criss-crossing of styles going on at the time – mostly rock, but with touches of folk, a consciousness of rootsier blues, and an overall laidback and hippie-warm style! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic Priest, and a record that definitely screams for vengeance! Titles include "You've Got Another Thing Coming", "Devil's Child", "Fever", "Pain & Pleasure", "Riding On The Wind", "Electric Eye", and "Bloodstone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained on the bottom 4 inches, with large patches of stuck-on paper on front & back.)
July ... LP Major Minor (UK), 1968. Near Mint- ...
Psychedelic pop from the late 60s UK scene by July – of the tighter, hook-laden variety – with big catchy melodies, buzzing guitars and heavy drums on the bottom end! This is July's one-and-only album, and if it doesn't get them into to pantheon with some of the other adventuresome ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal album from the Cali scene of the late 60s – by a group who only ever delivered this one full length set to Epic Records! Yet despite the lack of deeper catalog, Kak have a sound that rivals all the big names of the Bay Area scene that was exploding at the time – and although ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic reissue pressing – with heavy vinyl, obi, and bonus insert of notes!)
Not the US group Kaleidoscope, but a Mexican one – very fuzzy and tripped out, with English language lyrics all the way through! The production is nice and muddy – in just that right psyche way to make the vocals lay on top of the guitars lay on top of the basslines – which gives ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album