One of the deepest-voiced albums from Esther Ofarim – a set recorded in London, and with echoes of the style she used on Scott Walker's Band Played On album! The orchestrations are quite rich, and Ofarim's singing in a relatively spare, moody way – much more serious than some of her ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
(Please note there is a small tear inside the gatefold.)
Lucinda Williams —
West ... CD Lost Highway, 2003. Used ...
Led Zeppelin —
Presence ... CD Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Overlooked genius from Led Zeppelin – an album that was missed by many the first time around, because of it's tight focus and simplicity! For the set, the group step back just a bit from their more stylistically sprawling tendencies – almost as if they got some of the more ambitious ... read moreCD
A Syd Barrett treasure trove – and an essential compilation of unreleased work that's a much-needed companion to Barrett's classic albums for EMI! The material here is all from the years 1968 to 1970 – tracks recorded before, during, and around the sessions that later became The Madcap ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Please note the disc has a couplet of light marks that don't affect play and the booklet has some wear.)
There really wasn't anything exactly like Jane's Addiction on a major label in their late 80s, very early 90s prime – and this first of 2 classic Warner albums from that early peak stand the test of time. Nothing's Shocking, then and now, is a strange mix of psychedelia and hard rock, weird ... read moreCD
The legendary Jimmy Rogers works here with a whole host of famous guest stars – or "all-stars", as they're listed on the label – a lineup that includes Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Taj Mahal, Stephen Stills, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Lowell ... (Blues, Rock)read moreCD
A funky psych, folk, and rock comp with a global reach – one the spans eras, too – compiled by Christophe Lemaire and featuring some of our own favorite artists from around the world as well as some wildcards! Panoramic sounds from the US, Europe, Africa and The Middle East – ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Siouxie & The Banshees pick up songs from a well-chosen array of other artists – including Roxy Music, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Television, and Billie Holiday – almost moving into that reworking-of-classics style that This Mortal Coil was using at the time – even though Siouxie's ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Siouxsie & The Banshees —
Peepshow ... CD Geffen, 1988. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A big one for Siouxsie and the group – from a time when they were both pushing forth the darker corners of mainstream pop, and making a few surprising turns for the dancefloor tune! Some of the upbeat moments here crossed over surprisingly well in the clubs at the time, but even those still ... read moreCD
Music from Napoleon Strickland, Big Joe Williams, Robert Nighthawk, Mott Willis, J.B. Hutto & The Hawks, John Lee Ganderson, Blind Connie Williams, David Edwards, the Chicago Blues Band, Fred McDowell & more. (Blues, Rock)CD
Two CD set – the first half includes studio recordings, the second half is all live. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Bjork & Gudmundur Ingolfsson Trio —
Gling Glo ... CD Smekkleysa/One Little Indian (UK), 1990. Used ...
A very unusual chapter in the career of Bjork – a relatively straight album of jazz vocal work, cut with small combo backing! The vocals are all in Icelandic, but the groove itself is very much in an American 50s mode – making for a nice juxtaposition of styles that suddenly makes the ... read moreCD
The northern side of the UK scene finally gets its due – all with a sound that's a lot more exciting than the spare landscape pictured on the cover! The work is all from Scotland, and it's hardly the music of kilts and bagpipes – because nearly all these tracks had a huge influence on ... read moreCD
An incredible run of music from a really legendary band – a quintet who were as important to the British folk scene as Fairport Convention – and one who worked with an equally hip sort of vibe! Where that group featured key work from a young Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny, this one ... read moreCD
A record from a time when Siouxsie and the group were almost a cult unto themselves – working in an aesthetic that so many others were copying, but always with a voice that's strongly their own! It's clear that these guys don't need to try for any crossover club hits, or a more radio-friendly ... read moreCD
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – as the hillbillies rise from hell, and take their message into the musical mainstream! Previous volumes have dealt with themes of sin and redemption in country music – and this time around, the scope seems pushed even farther ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
The first album from Steely Dan, and already a leading light in the world of 70s rock! The album's got a bit less of the polish of later years, but is still filled with gems – the kind of tunes that nobody ever seemed to pen before, and which few other groups could match later – ... read moreCD
Patti Smith's first album and one of greatest rock albums of the 70s! Pure, driving passion powers Patti as profoundly as it ever would here on horses. The musicianship is famously top notch, too, making for one of those amazing moments in rock when a great voice – not just a great sounding ... read moreCD
The production's maybe a bit less classic, but Ray Davies is still sounding pretty darn great here – both as a singer, and as a songwriter – still able to write tunes with the same barbs as his later work on Arista. Titles include "Hatred", "Wall Of Fire", "Drif ... read moreCD
The albums Aguaturbia from 1969 and Volumen 2 from 1970, plus three bonus tracks from 1973 – ona single CD! The first album pretty great psychedelic rock effort from the Chilean group – featuring influences from and covers of cuts by psych & blues greats from the US and UK – ... read moreCD
Blood Sweat & Tears —
3 ... CD Columbia, 1970. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Blood Sweat & Tears are really stretching out here – working their already-famous magic through a range of great tunes, both originals and covers – and coming up with some great longer-form expressions of their sound in the process! David Clayton-Thomas is firmly in the lead on ... read moreCD
The Californians are liars, at least when it comes to their name – as the group hail from mid 60s England, and not the sunny west coast – but we can more than forgive them that fib, given that their music here is so downright groovy! Their name's not a complete mistake, as the group ... read moreCD
A very different picture of the British scene than you might know from the worlds of classic rock and chart hits of the early 70s – as this collection focuses on a really special sort of sound that hints at the bleaker, less satisfying sides of English life – often with a slightly ... read moreCD
Jefferson Airplane's first live album – capturing them at a late 60s peak, at the Fillmores East and West – stretching things out nicely onstage and featuring a bunch of cool covers! Even though Jefferson Airplane has always been a symbol for freewheeling hippie excess, the album ... read moreCD
One of the most righteous, message-oriented albums ever from David Axelrod – and the third in his legendary trilogy of instrumental sets for Capitol Records! Earth Rot moves even past the modes of Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience – to offer up a chilling message on the ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Two Cotillion classics from Screaming Lord Sutch – back to back on a single CD! First up is Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends – an album that's almost equally well-known for its work by a host of famous guests – including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and others! Page is ... read moreCD
Great second-chapter work from Lonnie Mack – brought together here with his 1963 debut as well! That album is the first – The Wham Of That Memphis Man – a killer blend of southern soul and rockabilly grit from Lonnie Mack – his first album and a really incredible effort ... read moreCD
The complete Elektra singles of Harry Chapin – one of the key song-storytellers of the 70s – and an artist whose style paved the way for countless others to come! Harry began in a more folksy way, but was often more personal with his topics – using the first or third person, ... 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
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
A smoking live set from the Butterfield Blues Band – and like all the group's work, as much of a jazz and soul album as a blues one! Butterfield drew his inspiration from the Chicago bluesmen, it's true – but his style also has plenty of echoes of New Orleans soul, Memphis R&B, and ... read moreCD
A great late 70s moment from Neil Young – with tracks that include "Comes A Time", "After The Gold Rush", "My My Hey Hey", "The Loner", "The Needle & The Damage Done", "Lotta Love", "Cinnamon Girl", and "Like A ... read moreCD
A nice batch of late 60s psychedelic from The End – a record with that mixes the catchy idiosyncrasies of post-Sgt. Pepper Lennon/McCartney with the headier elements of groups like The Creation and Barrett-era Pink Floyd! The album was championed and produced by the Stones' Bill Wyman and ... read moreCD
A real classic from the Spanish scene of the 70s – a sublime batch of progressive tunes penned and played by the legendary Eduardo Bort! The album's got a tightness that's really great – one that matches some of the better-known, arena-filling groups from the Anglo world at the time ... read moreCD
Something weird, and something very cool too – a set that brings together a whole host of strange and unusual tunes from the glory days of exploitation cinema! These cuts are all from a time when the b-movie underground was playing it fast and loose – trying to get more folks into the ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
Paul Weller returns to a major label (a return in the US, anyway) with a set of covers – featuring the husky-voiced Weller in fine form on a far-reaching set of tracks! We're consistently impressed with Paul's solo albums, particularly 2003's sadly under appreciated (in the US, anyway) gem ... read moreCD
A classic set from this massively underrated singer/songwriter! Paul Williams was definitely at the height of his mainstream popularity by the time of this set – with endless appearances on countless TV shows, not to mention work in The Planet Of The Apes films – yet the record's got a ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
One of the most important indies on the New York scene at the start of the 60s – a powerhouse label that turned out some rocking classics and a nice amount of soul music too! The Laurie Records catalog wasn't huge, but they did a great job with the artists they had – able to record ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
The classic late 70s double live album from Little Feat! Their reputation as one of the great live acts of that decade or any other is realized beautifully here – the band playing off of each other masterfully, and they're just as sharp vocally – but what's most impressive is how they ... read moreCD
A key turning point leading up to his brilliant late 90s-early 00s late career high points! Good As I Been To You is just Dylan alone on guitar, vocals and occasional harmonica – his first time back in this totally intimate mode in many years – and covering traditional folk songs. With ... read moreCD
Led Zeppelin's final album of the 70s – a record that really has them stretching out and trying on some new ideas, yet still holding onto all their genius in the process! Sure, the album's maybe not as iconic as the first few – but from the perspective of decades later, it's a killer ... read moreCD