Alive! ... LP Casablanca, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
One of THE classic double live albums of the 70s – with titles that include "Black Diamond", "Watching You", "Deuce", "Strutter", "Hotter Than Hell", "Got To Choose", "Firehouse", "Nothin To Lose", "She" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest power pop albums ever recorded – a blistering batch of tight little rocking tunes that took pop music back to basics at the end of the 70s! The group have an almost Beatles-esque flair for the short catchy tune – but have also pumped up things nicely with a smoothly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A surprisingly nice record from one time Fug and session guitar giant Danny "The Kootch" Kortchmar – done for Asylum with a sound that moves from punchy power pop, to more measured singer songwriter stuff, in the vein of Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon – both of whom the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from this wonderful guitarist – recorded at a small coffe house in Minneapolis, and featuring sublime work on 12 string guitar! Titles include "Circle Round The Sun", "Sunrise", "Living In The Country", "Easter In The Sargasso Sea", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light stains, and splitting in the seams and spine.)
A pretty intense power trio from the Chicago scene – a group that features guitar from Tashi Dorji, drums and percussion from Tyler Damon, and alto, tenor, and baritone sax from the great Dave Rempis! The album features one completely sprawling improvisation – "Fontanelles" ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest groups of the 70s German scene – and one of the few to break out of the prog underground and really have a larger global influence! This first set by La Dusseldorf is pure genius through and through – a spare trio set that's propelled along with simple, but effective ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl on 4 Men With Beards.)
La Vida —
La Vida ... LP Aristos (Mexico), 1972. Near Mint- ...
A great record from a singer who should have been huge – the overlooked Bill LaBounty, who really knocks it out of the park with this AOR gem from the early 80s! The album's nicely understated – well-produced, but with a lot of care – thanks to great work from Russ Titelman, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very weird, and very groovy record from Portia Nelson – who most folks know just as a singer and actress! This set has Nelson playing the Vox organ – using its weird sounds on a mix of cool pop instrumentals – including "Soho Strut", "Call Me", "March ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small bit of splitting on a top seam.)
A very cool mix of rock, blues, and soul – similar to some of the bigger mod names from the UK scene of the 60s! Titles include "Teardrops", "Searchin For Love", and "Baby Baby Baby" – all originals by Pete – plus versions of "One Night", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
B Lance (Bobby Lance) —
Rollin Man ... LP Atlantic, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
A record that has Bobby Lance looking a lot more long-haired than before – a set that was recorded up in the Atlantic Records studios up north, but with a sound that still has plenty of the same southern elements of Lance's debut – including some burning organ lines that really work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a DJ promo sticker and a small cutout notch.)
A bit rawer than other work by the group, but still very much in the vein of this classic mid 80s alliance between Peter Brotzmann, Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell, and Ronald Shannon Jackson. Titles include "Line Of Fire", "Big Boss Man", "Sore Titties", and "My ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Why was it that the left end of jazz in the 80s often produced some of the most unexpected alliances? Perhaps it was because it was so tough to gig and earn on one own's creative vision that it made more sense to play together with other leaders. Or perhaps the dearth of really creative music in ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure rock & soul group from the late 60s – one with a brassy, jazzy sound, too! The overall approach is like the best early work of Chicago or Blood Sweat & Tears, but it's a bit funkier in the best parts and that's helped along by the heavy vocals, which ebb into a gritty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last legendary album by Laughing Hyenas! On Hard Times they come back a half decade since their previous LP with more of a focus on the guttural blues vibe they'd always had on some level, and even a little bit of a Stones-y swagger, without discarding the caterwauling fury of the earlier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laughing Hyenas —
Life Of Crime ... LP Touch & Go/Third Man, 1990. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
One of the best from garage-blues-noise rock pioneers Laughing Hyenas – a Touch & Go Records standout that flew well under the mainstream radar, but it prefigures the more incendiary early-to-mid 90s rock from the indies to the majors – a lot of more famous bands learned from this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2018 remaster by Bob Weston – with unseen photos, flyer facsimiles and more.)
A rare, beloved gem from the midwest power pop scene – laced with catchy hooks, buzzing guitars and synthesizer that somehow sounds like it hasn't aged a day! The key to Romeoville, IL native Julian Leal's self-titled LP being such a timeless treasure is probably the same as the one that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most monumental debuts in rock history – a record that hit the world like a led zeppelin, and left an impression for years to come! Led Zeppelin pretty much took over rock right from the beginning – which isn't too surprising, given that Jimmy Page had an in-demand guitar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent stereo reissue pressing with Swan Song hologram sticker on the back.)
One of the most supremely classic of all classic hard rock albums! As huge as the debut was, Led Zeppelin II is the record that proved that the group were going to be in it for the long haul – with a righteous raw power that's still being felt all these many decades later! Nobody else could ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller pressing, SD 8236 & CTH suffix. Vinyl plays with a click on side 1, track 3.)
The third in Led Zeppelin's spectacular run of early albums – each one either matching or topping its predecessor, depending on one's personal favorite – and a record with an influence that's as massive as the sound! The record's got a pair of of Zep's best-remembered songs in "Imm ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Broadway label pressing, SD 7201, with CTH stamp, in the die-cut revolving wheel cover.)
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Rockefeller address, SD 7208. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Led Zeppelin at their most sprawling – in both ambition and in the pacing – on the gargantuan Physical Graffiti! This is the album where they started bringing some odd synth textures to the sound, and it's to Zeppelin's eternal credit that this doesn't compromise their blues-reverent ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Swan Song pressing with PRC, FT and AT etch, in the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeves and insert.)
Led Zeppelin —
Presence ... LP Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of groovy organ, electric harpsichord, and swirling strings – all set as instrumentation for some of the tightest, grooviest little songs you' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
A very unusual little record, cut at the height of fame for the team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller! The session's a rare jazz one from the duo – put together to feature different versions of tunes they'd been penning for acts on Atlantic and some of the other big labels of the late 50s. ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The group's first full album from 1968 – and a set that's often dismissed as bubblegum pop, but which has a heck of a lot to offer! The sound here is a wonderful blend of psyche influences and sunnier pop elements – swirled up with a bit of strings, styled in the same catchy territory ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, sticker spot, and a misprint on front where a portion of the group name is printed lightly.)
Lennon's first proper solo LP, after the breakup of the Beatles, recorded largely by himself, with some help from Yoko, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman, and Billy Preston. One of those pieces of the rock canon that it seems hardly anything needs to be said about it at this point, but we'll ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The most polarizing of John Lennon's post Beatles ouvre – the strident, Spector-produced, sprawling mess that is Some Time In New York City – a record that has too much of every idea John & Yoko had at the time, which makes it all the more fascinating after all these years! Angry, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Bell Sound stamp, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Kind of a rock and roll parody album, but one that also has some nice aspects in the instrumentation – which makes the whole thing feel more like a stack of oddball 45s from the farther reaches of the late 50s underground! The set features assistance from The Four Fives and Will Stomp & ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and some aging, with a promo ink stamp and a bit of pen on back.)
Incredible sounds from this legendary Japanese psychedelic duo – music that's even freer and trippier than most other records from the scene at the time! The 2LP set features two long tracks – the first served up by the duo of Mizutani on lead guitar and Taisuke Morishita on keyboards ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jerry Lee Lewis picked up a bit of facial hair by the time of this 1966 live album, and he also picked up a great little backing band too – the super-tight Memphis Beats, who really manage to keep time with the boundless energy of their leader! Jerry's completely on fire – both vocally ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great early live album from the Smash Records years of Jerry Lee Lewis – and a set that really shows the new fire that was burning for the singer as he moved away from Sun Records! Smash always did a great job with live records – and this one's got a great approach that really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strange one for Motown – for a number of reasons: The group's European, for one, and they're more of a spacey rock group than a soul outfit. The vocals are a bit lackluster, but the group does have a wonderfully jazzy sound to their playing – and on the best cuts, they hit some ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful solo work from this ex-Raider – an album that's almost to Mark Lindsay's career what Scott Walker's post-Brothers albums were to his! Lindsay really reinvents himself here – stepping out with a mature mix of jazz vocals, pop stylings, and more – all of which take him ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)
Lite Storm —
Warning ... LP Out-Sider (Spain), Late 60s. New Copy ...
The cover looks a bit serene, but the group is nicely weird and wild – able to play their guitars with a really full-on feel that makes us feel as if the 6 string and 12 string are both romping around with lots of wah-wah to keep things moving! The group dedicate the album to "our ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing with yellow band at the top. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Little Richard doing his much imitated, never bettered thing on the Fabulous Little Richard LP – released near the end of the 50s and featuring emotive r&b numbers he cut in earlier sessions – not all as wild-eyed and fiery as some of his 50s recordings but a soulful thrill! The ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black and gold label pressing. Cover has some wear and split seams.)
French pop meets LA production – and the result is some of the best work ever recorded by A&M Records – a gently groovy, slightly sexy sound that really helped define the label in its early years! Claudine Longet's got a gentle Parisian style of singing that's perfect, simply ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The genius of 60s pop is hardly summed up better by anyone else than Claudine Longet! This dreamy female singer cut a handful of excellent late 60s albums for A&M – and this gem from 1967 is one of her best! The set's arranged by Nick DeCaro, and produced by Tommy LiPuma – all in ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moody early 80s modern rock from Lords Of The New Church – a group made of bonafide punk rock legends – fearlessly moving on here, and once again paving the way for many other bands to come, in a new style! The self-titled first album is also their best – with an underlying grit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 200 gram vinyl pressing, #013/500.)
Los Lobos/Shins —
Fear ... LP Third Man, 2018. Near Mint- ...
A power-pop classic from early 80s Spain – the debut of Los Secretos, a group with a sound that's very much in keeping with their look on the cover! We might put this one right in the territory of the classic debut by The Knack – as these guys have a similar sort of tightness, and a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Understated genius from the Lost Gonzo Band – one of those 70s bands who could draw on country, but never be country rock – act like they were casual, but had the tightness of much bigger acts – and always come across with the goods, but in a way that never tried to call too much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Lothar & The Hand People —
Space Hymn ... LP Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
A great little group – with music as wonderful as their name! Lothar & The Hand People sprung out of the post-folk years of the mid 60s – bringing together styles that had an earthier touch, with others that shared more in the proto-psyche of the time, and which also had a bit of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a small sticker on back.)
A sweet little 80s pop album from Canada – one that features songs originally written for a show called The Racoons – but which stand strong enough alone by themselves! Lisa Lougheed is a singer with a catchy style that really fits her 80s look on the cover – working with beats, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The biggest creative stride yet for guitar experimentalist Sarah Louise! Sarah continues to use folk traditions – from acoustic guitar, to Appalachian songcraft, to field recordings of nature and more – as a springboard for inventive composition, but this might be the most distinctive ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An underappreciated solo effort from Gary Louris of The Jayhawks – bringing in a bit of the warm harmonies and countyish charm of his better known band, but ultimately with more of a breezy 70s California singer-songwriter folk rock atmosphere! Gary's voice out front solo gives it an intimate ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning second album from Love – a set that's still without the fuller orchestrations and baroque touches of Forever Changes – but which already shows the group moving in that direction! The rough, gritty edge of the group is very firmly intact – but they've already got a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Out Here ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A strange album when put next to Love's Elektra records – and one that's not without its weaknesses – but the band's got a kick-ass drummer, and the record's filled with more than a few tasty moments that have a bit of funk in them. Layered with Arthur Lee's hip guitar, the sound is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing, BTS-8709. Vinyl has a mark that clicks just a bit on "Stand Out". Cover has ring & edge wear, small seam splits, and some light stains inside the gatefold.)
Sunny harmonies galore – and a wonderful collection by one of the grooviest groups of the 60s! Love Generation work here in a mode borrowed from older male/female pop harmony groups of earlier years – mixing the voices together in a really sweet way, but also opening their sound up to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam and discoloration from age on back.)
HP Lovecraft drummer Michael Tegza soldiers on with a new group as Lovecraft – with a tighter sound that blends hard driving drums and guitars with more delicate, harmony vocal accented songcraft! It's a far cry from the psychedelic experimentation of HP Lovecraft – but it's actually a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album