There's a vampire with a flute on the cover – and that image alone is more than enough to make us drop the needle on this rare Japanese gem from the 70s! And fortunately, the sound of the music is equally cool – funky fusion with some nicely spacey currents – almost a Mizell ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sharp blend of edgey guitar, offbeat vocals, and lots of other electronic elements – but still served up with plenty of warmth, thanks to the unique approach of Thiago Nassif! Nassif works here with contributions from Vinicius Cantuaria and Arto Lindsay – and in a way, his music is ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Looks like a 60s soundtrack, but the set's actually an unusual psychedelic project by The Damned – released as if the whole thing was a record designed to accompany one of those schlocky AIP exploitation films from years back – but actually better than most of those albums from a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arguably the most perfect record ever from New Order – a stunning second full length set that has the group emerging from the turgid depths of the early post-Ian Curtis years, and before the schmaltzy pop of the John Hughes generation! The electronics are wonderful – definitely a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing – better than the original!)
A collection of unreleased later work from the great Harry Nilsson – tracks that push the genius of his RCA material ever forward into the 90s, but without ever losing any of his charm or spirit! Van Dyke Parks helped out on some of these tracks, and the material definitely has that cut-above ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Klaus Nomi's standing here on the cover with the oversized cabaret costume he used famously backing David Bowie – but this early solo album definitely has the singer very much in his own territory overall! Some of the songs are a weird reworking of older European cabaret mode, or Brechtian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A special version of this classic! Where would electronic pop be without Gary Numan's "Cars"? Alongside Kraftwerk's classic 80s albums and Yellow Magic Orchestra's first LP, this album by Gary Numan ranks as one of the most essential synth driven LPs on a creative level – and it ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing version of this electronic classic – with early versions of most songs, rare outtakes, and other rare bits too! The core record is one of those albums that's just about perfectly conceived from beginning to end – with guitars adding some harder edged bite, the Moog and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laura Nyro's first album ever! 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 in later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition violet colored vinyl pressing! First mono issue since 1967!)
Incredible sounds from Japanese composer Yoshio Ojima – music created for the Spiral art center in Tokyo – one of the most beautiful buildings we've ever visited in the city! The spot is a special blend of art and commerce – and the music by Ojima shifts between the sorts of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most hypnotic folk albums we've ever heard – far from any sort of conventional folk of the 60s, and more in a moody style of 70s singer-songwriter material from the underground – yet graced with these acoustic guitar lines that ebb and flow wonderfully – creating a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 – with a heavy cover and great booklet too. Hand silk-screened jackets, using the original screens!)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pao Com Manteiga are a pretty hairy bunch of guys from mid 70s Brazil – at least according to their image on the back cover of the record – and they serve up a nicely fuzzy blend of styles that takes off from 60s psych modes, moves into 70s soft rock harmonies, yet never has any sort of ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pearl Jam —
Ten ... LP Epic, 1991. New Copy ...
Anthemic early 90s rock from Pearl Jam – one of the biggest debuts of all time and for good reason! Ten has a big, classic rock-reared sound, but done with such forthright sincerity and for the time, completely refreshing lack of macho posturing, it really was the perfect formula for a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Genius work from The Pearlfishers – a group who've always worked a bit in the shadows, but who we'd instantly compare to the best classics from bigger names like High Llamas or Prefab Sprout! Like those groups, The Pearlfishers have their main man at the helm – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dan Penn —
Nobody's Fool ... LP Bell/Bear Family (Germany), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A fantastic set from the legendary Dan Penn – an artist who's maybe known more as a songwriter, but who's finally been given his due as a singer over the years! Back in the day, Dan recorded this gem, but it quickly fell between the cracks of the too-wide music business – yet since ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very early work from Carl Perkins – so early, in fact, that these tracks not only predate his important rockabilly classics at Sun Records, they also predate the rise of Elvis Presley as well! The music is raw and rocking right from the start, and the emergence of these sides may well have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies on colored vinyl – and limited and numbered!)
An obscure acid folk nugget from the Canadian scene – a set that's so rare, the initial pressing of a few hundred copies was only circulated to broadcast stations by Canadian Radio! The quality of the work is far better than its obscurity, though – as these guys have a warm way of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Liz Phair's excellent second album, and as overshadowed as it is by the massive legacy of Exile In Guyville, that's really the worse thing we can say about it – it's hard to follow-up one of the most vital debuts in latter day rock & roll history! Still relatively raw production-wise, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare late 60s psychedelia from blue collar Rockford, Il – a totally great lost album of pop psych tunefulness from Pisces – who had an incredible knack for experimental sounds that weave in and out of the hallucinatory pop structure! The group centered around core players Jim Krein and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early work from Please – aka Peter Dunton, who went onto more famous underground activity in the seminal jazz psych group T2! The music here shares a lot of the melodic qualities of that great group – music that's certainly rock, but which borrows freely from some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not the funky European group of the same name from the 70s – but an even more obscure hard rock quartet from Buenos Aires – and one who perform here with a non-stop sound that's completely wonderful! These guys have clearly drunk deep of the Anglo world of hard rock – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Features a bonus single – with "Mil Opciones" and "Hoy Te Preguntaras".)
A pivotal album from Iggy Pop – a set that's done with lots of fuzzy guitar production from Chris Stein, in a way that shows plenty of his influence on the music – but with a feel that's plenty Iggy overall! The record represents a strong bridge between the Bowie-produced years and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal punk-funk classic from the end of the 70s – one that's as brilliantly abrasive and brashly fresh today as it was when it was released! The group are working here in equal parts dub, funk, and lots of scratchy guitars and heady bass – with a style that would later be picked up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered with bonus material and includes original large format poster, and high def digital version!)
Popera Cosmic —
Les Esclaves ... LP Columbia/Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
The group name's got "opera" in the middle, but the set is way more than that – and way more than the usual "rock opera" modes in which the rare album is frequently cited! Instead, the whole thing's a freewheeling bit of French psych – very much tied to the trippier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendously beautiful album from vocalist Nancy Priddy – the kind of record that got buried in the record bins of the 60s, but which is finally getting the attention it deserves! Nancy had a career that started out in folk (she was once a member of The Bitter End Singers), but she's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary Detroit group that's maybe best known for featuring early work from the young Jim Osterberg – later Iggy Pop – but a combo who's more than cooking on their own, with a searing sound that reminds us that blues-styled rock had a mighty strong power in the 60s! Combos like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really fantastic group from the Dutch scene at the start of the 70s – a scene that didn't give the world as much progressive rock as other parts of the continent at the time – but one that also had a pretty darn great approach to jazz! Pugh's Palace work here in a way that really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key album in the post-Hendrix tradition of funky black rock – and the only album ever recorded by Cleveland's Purple Image! The approach here follows nicely in the same territory worked by Funkadelic and Fugi in the early days – a heady, fuzzed-up blend of trippy guitars, heavy ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rarest albums from Rare Earth – and one of the funkiest, too – an obscure soundtrack release from the end of the 60s, and a set that maybe has the group taking off in wilder directions than some of their other records of the time! Some tracks are nice and long, and the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic first album of avant noise and psych from the Texas underground, featuring seminal early work by Mayo Thompson, and a mind-blasting set of tracks that mixes straight songs with the group's trademark "free form freak outs". Essential to anyone with even the slightest affinity for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A contemporary record, but one that's dedicated to the older musical creations of Satoshi Ashikawa – and which has a similar mix of minimal and environmental modes! The sounds here are beautiful – like little instrumental flowers that open up slowly and tunefully – much more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lou Reed's fantastic early solo LP – melding the aloof, plaintive vocal performance style he perfected with the Velvets and unbelievable sharp songwriting with the vamped up, fuzzed out guitars of Mick Ronson, some symphonic touches, and the guiding spirit of Ziggy Stardust era Bowie. This ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been many years since The Replacements made their amazing music – but the genius of the group lives anew, thanks to the release of this tremendous live set from 1986! The group had moved from an indie label to Sire by the time of the show, but there's a searing intensity to most of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big crossover classic for the champions of the Minneapolis scene – their first for Sire and featuring some of the greatest rock songs of the 80s, be it college radio, mainstream or any thing – greatness period! The sound is a bit more polished than the Twin Tone years, but there's no ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem by the great Charlie Rich – an album recorded for Hi Records in the years before he broke big on Columbia in the late 60s – but at a level that certainly points the way towards his country fame to come! And yet, as with most of the best music by Rich – like his ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frank Ricotti & Mike De Albuquerque —
First Wind ... LP Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
A gem of a record from the key years when the British scene was effortlessly mixing up jazz and rock – and coming up with music that was a lot more sophisticated, cool, and groovy than you'd ever guess from the term "jazz rock"! The group's a core effort from vibist Frank Ricotti ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rockets ... LP Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Fuzzed out late 60s LA rock from the Rockets – a mix of loose and lumbering guitar rock with some heavily buzzing chords which no doubt seemed like something worth exploring to Neil Young – who recruited most of the band into what would become Crazy Horse! The elements of Crazy Horse ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare archival recordings from the legendary Hans Joachim Roedelius – material that's maybe even more creative and experimental than his Sky Records albums of the late 70s! The work here was all recorded on a Revox tape recorder, and has been pulled from the archives for special inclusion in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Harry Roesli —
Titik Api ... LP Aktuil/Lamunai (France), 1975. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
A mindblowing double-length set from Indonesian genius Harry Roesli – a record that brings together some of the older roots of the music of his nation with a very freewheeling style that's clearly inspired by some of the most progressive talents of the psychedelic years! There's a few tracks ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Rolling Stones at their rawest, most shambling, sleazy and brilliant – the epic, unimpeachable Exile On Main Street! What can we say about one of the most iconic LPs of all time other than chime in with our agreement that it's one of the greatest rock albums ever! Big choruses come and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael Rother —
Fernwarme ... LP Random/Gronland (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
Slow, spare, almost sad-tinged work from Michael Rother – a set that's kind of a distillation of his longer krautrock legacy into a subtle, minimal mode! The tunes are all instrumentals, with these beautifully-placed guitar lines, keyboard parts, and other sonic touches – very much in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut solo album from pivotal Krautrock figure Michael Rother – who was there for the genesis of Kraftwerk, co-habited Neu! and went on to Harmonia – and if his early solo albums aren't quite as revolutionary as those legendary records (and really, what is?) – they're still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The teen Queens Of Noise tearing it up live in Tokyo! From the beginning, the jaibait cultural baggage tended to cast a larger shadow than their music, which is damn shame, because The Runaways are badass, killer rock & roll band – and they prove that here in epic fashion – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant second album from Sagittarius – one of the shining stars of the Millennium universe at the end of the 60s! The album's got a deeper, more cerebral feel than the group's first – nicely spacious at points, kind of taking a cue from post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys, but also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early moment of genius from Ryuichi Sakamoto – the solo start of a fantastic legacy of electronic music, and a record that's still one of our real go-to discs from his mighty large catalog! The record is a great break from some other, earlier modes of Japanese experimentation – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Haunting work from the duo of Sandhy & Mandhy – a pair from the Buenos Aires scene at the end of the 60s, working in a weird mix of beat group styles and hipper rock rhythms! There's a slightly ethereal quality to the work – partly because of the way the pair trade back vocals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Satisfaction ... LP Decca/Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
The only album ever recorded by Satisfaction – a wonderful British group from the key jazz rock years of the scene, but one who have a sound that's maybe more personal and intimate than the rest! These guys are never too proggy, and are only just a sextet – one that's fronted by some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... LP Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soaring sounds from SBB – an all-instrumental session for Polish Radio, and one that really shows off the more fusion-heavy side of their music! All tracks are nice and long – and there's more of a power trio formation in the group – really freewheeling guitar lines that are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-heard live set from the rock/fusion trio that shook the world from behind the Iron Curtain in the 70s – a mostly-instrumental performance recorded for Polish Radio in 1977! We say "mostly", because keyboardist Jozef Skrzek uses some occasional mouth organ next to his usual ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most experimental records we've heard from the prog era – and that's saying a lot, given the contemporary vibe of the time! Gunter Schickert here creates a marvelous blend of guitar sounds and space – even more stretched out and sonically-directed than any of the work on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Klaus Schulze —
Next Of Kin ... LP Roundtable (Australia), 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
An obscure Klaus Schulze soundtrack, done for an Australian horror film from the early 80s – all in modes that are a nice condensation of Klaus' longer-form work from the 70s! The tunes here are still heavy on the kind of keyboards that Schulze helped pioneer in Tangerine Dream and his own ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing limited to indie stores. Includes download.)
Second Sign —
Second Sign ... LP Sommor (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
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 Brazilian rock classic! The band had a very sophisticated sound that mixes nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting, and great vocal work that carries ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The weird, raw and legendary debut of teen trio The Shaggs – recorded in a single day and issued by the Third World label back in the day, before slowly building a devoted cult following over the years! The Shaggs story of a young girl group and their dad manager dreaming big and hoping for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-lost first album from Shoes – recorded at home, and even rawer than any later releases – appearing here on vinyl for the very first time! The group are already pretty amazing at this early point – right on the money, and almost with more of a punkish vibe at points ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal moment for Shoes – demo material that pre-dates their classic Present Tense album – pulled from the vaults, and issued here as a wonderful pre-Elektra slice of their career! The tunes were originally cut in the basement of a bridal shop in Northern Illinois – yet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – cut half-speed at Abbey Road Studios!)
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
J'un Oeil ... LP RCA/Return To Analog (Canada), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Soaring space rock from Sloche – a group who work here in a heady blend of keyboards and vocals, stretched out on long tracks that never lose their energy at all! The approach is relatively unique – as the group has two keyboardists, Rejean Yacola and Martin Murray – who play a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)
Stadacone ... LP RCA/Return To Analog (Canada), 1976. New Copy ...
Sloche only ever recorded two albums, and both of them are gems – the kind of overlooked Canadian 70s prog treasures that were lurking in the shadows right behind Rush! The group have a keyboard-heavy approach, but one that's never too noodly at all – as the rhythm section is super-tigh ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title might be a bit reversed – because there's hardly anything 21st Century at all about this music – and at some level, it almost feels as if Jerry Solomon is going back in time – at least within the parameters of his own life! The songs often have this weird, almost child-l ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the weirdest underground rock material you'll ever hope to hear – self-produced, self-released material by Jerry Solomon – who's definitely one of the true outsiders of his scene! The approach here is a bit like that taken by Brute Force on his classic late 60s album – in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge turning point for Sonic Youth – one of those records that suddenly made the world understand that they could craft songs as well as they could craft noise – propelling them from the New York underground onto the turntables of hipsters around the globe! The set's still one of our ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really early genius from The Sonics – and the kind of music that reminds us why the legendary group still continue to sound so wonderful after all these years! The Sonics had an edge that was different than most of their contemporaries – definitely honed on plenty of influences from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A reformed Sonics take the stage – and end up sounding surprisingly fierce and strong after all these years! The set was recorded in Seattle in 2015 – and the group get a few special guests dropping in from time to time – including Eddie Vedder, Ben Shepherd, Jason Kerston, Matt ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful little record – by a group who should have been much bigger than they were! Despite the fact that these guys are an obscure rock band with a silly name, the record's a perfect example of the subtly soulful work that was coming out of various west coast sources during the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on marbled "smoke" vinyl!)
Surprisingly beautiful sounds from Space Lady – a long-running street performer from the San Francisco scene – one who's almost to that city what Moondog was to New York in the 50s! Like Moondog, the Space Lady has this under-tapped genius – this spare, simple way of putting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece from Spacemen 3 – maybe one of the greatest psychedelic albums of all time – and one that we'd rank right up there with giants from the late 60s, and all those lesser-known acts that always seem to get rediscovered over the years! There's a definite 80s quality to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real turning point for Graeme Revell and SPK – a set that moves past the easy industrial and metal dance of the group's earlier records, and comes up with the more complicated soundscapes that would serve Revell well for years to come – both in his famous soundtrack music, and his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed second set from Stepson – a group who only ever served up one debut album for ABC in the early 70s – then disappeared from the world of rock forever! This collection brings together rare tracks recorded before and after that famous debut – all of them very much in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fuzzy side of the Brit pop underground hits the mainstream of the late 80s – with results that resonated strongly around the world! John Leckie's production is perfect here – just right for pushing the Roses into a bigger audience, but still hanging onto the longer-haired elements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
These guys definitely come on like a storm – and the quartet are an obscure hard rock combo from the Spanish scene of the early 70s – superfused with a heck of a lot of great organ lines, and plenty of searing lead guitar! The group often handle all the vocals together, which can make ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Richly textured work from STVZ – music that echoes lots of the other currents we love in contemporary Brazilian music, but maybe with a quality that's a bit more abstract! The tracks here are all relatively short – there's 17 of them on an album that's only close to an hour in length ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 200 copies.)
Jim Sullivan —
Jim Sullivan ... LP Playboy/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A fantastic early 70s album from Jim Sullivan – one of the few that he ever gave us before departing the planet, and a set that was one of a handful of albums issued by the Playboy Records imprint! The sound is a lot more rootsy than anything you'd ever hear at Hugh Hefner's mansion, though ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally hip, totally funky fusion combo from the German scene at the start of the 70s – one who've got all the right elements to match the best work on MPS Records at the time! In truth, the combo shares many players with the best from that scene – a rock-solid rhythm section that ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a 16 page book of notes!)
Al Sunny —
Planets ... LP Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ...
Al Sunny is a singer who really lives up to his name – as his voice has this warm glow that's really wonderful, and which is a perfect fit for the classic-styled backings on the set! And by "classic", we mean a tight mix of soul and 70s AOR modes – laidback, but well-crafted ... (Neo Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A unique British group from the start of the 70s – and that's saying quite a lot, given how many unique groups were part of that scene at the time! Sweet Slag aren't really psych or hard rock, but they have equal bits of both – folded into a style that's maybe more the sort of mode ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-issued live set from this fantastic Finnish prog combo – recorded around the same time as their classic Lambert Land album, and featuring many songs from that record – but served up here in a long-jamming style that really takes off with lots of improvisation on the solos! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fantastic second album from Television – a follow up to Marquee Moon that has the group still very much at the top of their game – and which makes a perfect pairing with that legendary debut! The group may not have given us many records over their short span – but Adventure ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – on red colored vinyl!)
Jimi Tenor —
NY Hel Barca ... LP Bureau B (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A collection of early work from Jimi Tenor – an artist who's maybe known best these days for his spiritual jazz and funk recordings, but one who sounded very different at the time of this material! Jimi issued much of this music on the Warp label back in the 90s – and although there's ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forget the silly cover image, because this is a gem of a record from Thin Lizzy – pre-Jailbreak, but a set with all the best elements of that classic firmly in place! The guitars are sublime – almost a chorus at times – and Phil Lynott's got that nasty sneer perfectly focused ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from the early Thin Lizzy trio lineup – a record that has all the power of their later records, but which also mixes in some airier moments that really help shape the sound! These guys are already setting themselves apart from their psych or blues rock predecessors – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great first album from this unusual Florida trio – a hip little group whose members would later end up working with The Allman Brothers, Boz Scaggs, and Cowboy – but who sound plenty darn great here on their own! The style's a lot headier than you might expect – almost with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary limited edition pressing – on 180 gram vinyl!)
Tremendous work from This Mortal Coil – only the second album by the 4AD Records collective, but one that doubles the length of the first – and explores some even deeper territory in the process! The group take songs that had been forgotten from previous generations – beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tolley & Dara —
Cutheart ... LP Roundtable (Australia), 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Fantastic electronics – all improvised in real time during a live performance – but sounding like some of the best records from the Krautrock scene of the 70s! The duo here work on a variety of instruments – keyboards and synth, but also mixed with acoustic elements from flute, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Homegrown surf rock from Cali's Tornadoes – a very cool little combo, and one who work here in a style that's nice and lean, compared to some of the more polished instrumental tracks of the period! Many of the cuts here were issued on the small Aertaun label – mostly as 45s – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy Brit girl pop from Twinkle – a singer who only shone briefly for a stretch in the 60s, but who made some really great music in the process! Twinkle's got a style that's maybe a bit more dreamy than some of her UK contemporaries – less the brash, proud pop of Cilla Black or ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from a Colorado trio who only existed for a few short years at the start of the 70s – and worked in this wicked blend of fuzz and freak, acid and heavy – all with a sound that's really incredible, given the homemade nature of these recordings! The tracks here aren't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady second set from New Zealand's Underdogs – a record that has the group reduced to a trio, yet somehow finding even more power in their overall sound! There's a nicely thoughtful approach to the music – not some of the full-on hard rock of other power trios of the time, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Great reissue – in a flipback cover, like the original.)
Ungava ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
A fantastic trio from the Canadian scene of the 70s – one who resonate with a bit of the more progressive sound of the early part of the decade, but who can also pull out more of a hard rock approach when they want – a mode that really gives the whole thing a heck of a lot of brooding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album