The classic debut of Air – one of the fresher avant pop albums of the late 90s to say the least, and one of the best since then, too! Perhaps the greatest achievement here is how they deftly layer such broad influences of the preceding few decades – from soaring string film schools, to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer —
Focus ... LP Metronome (Germany), 1985. Near Mint- ...
Amazing stuff – and proof that there's way more to America than just their classic singles! The sound of the trio is the sweet sound of 70s pop at its best – wonderful harmonies, with a heartfelt quality that's never cloying at all – produced to perfection, yet never too slick, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster! Cover has some edge wear, a half split top seam, and small split on the bottom seam.)
Aorta ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ...
A lost heavy rock classic from the Dunwich Production team – recorded in Michigan, but with extra orchestral backing in Chicago – for an approach that gives the record a slightly pop quality that tempers the harder rock sound nicely. The songs are actually pretty catchy, in a post-Summe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Aquarian Age —
Hair ... LP Itco, Early 70s. Very Good ...
A strange knockoff version of the Hair soundtrack – recorded by The Aquarian Age, an ensemble that was certainly formed only for the album! The set was arranged and produced by Walt Andrus, who was most likely the creative talent behind the record – and the overall feel of the album is ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not as sublime as their first LP, but still a nice batch of modern pop sound collage. More traditional song structures are poking through the cool po-mo facade here. With "Opus 4", "Eye Of A Needle", "Backbeat", "Instruments Of Darkness", "Peter ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
The masterful self-titled set and second album by Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel – a longtime acclaimed and award winning outfit that's been successful enough over the years, yet deserves mention among the more revered honky tonk iconoclast superstars of the 70s! Asleep At The Wheel bows ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really great work by The Association – a back-to-basics effort that has the group handling most of the instrumentation themselves, in a way that often gives the set a surprisingly intimate feel! Sure, these are the guys who virtually invented candy-coated Sunshine Pop – but they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the harder to find LPs by this fantastic pop harmony group from LA. You already know their hits from other LPs, but this one's got a bit more of a rock sound, and some excellent groovy production by Bones Howe. All of the tracks are originals, and they've got nice groovy themes, as you'll ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hardcore legends Bad Brains tearing up CBGBs in 1982! Features select tracks from a 3 night residency at the infamous, down-in-the-dumps dive that became ground zero for the NYC punk scene a handful of years earlier! (Rock, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Way more than just another kiddie soundtrack – or an album for a childish TV show – as the set's a surprisingly groovy little record, almost Sunshine Pop in its best moments! We're not sure about the nature of the players or the singers – but arranger Jack Eskew put the whole ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A folk funk classic from the early 70s – and a weird little record that has a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The arrangements are quite soulful, almost funky at times – with a righteous undercurrent that reminds us of Richard Evans or Charles Stepney at Cadet ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch & some wear.)
A rare country concept album – sort of a melancholy lament of a lost hometown, done with bright arrangements on par with his best sounding work of the 60s – with spoken recitations by Bobby. A major precursor to Willie Nelson's semi-narrative classics from the later 60s and 70s! (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and some pen.)
A definitive Beach Boys collection that graced many a stereo back in the 70s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)
Beach Boys —
Sunflower ... LP Brother/Reprise, 1970. Used Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An incredible record – and quite possibly our favorite Beach Boys album ever! Sunflower is the kind of record that's easy to pass by when you're first getting into the group, but later on – after digging for gems on records like Wild Honey or Friends, you'll come back to it as a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Reprise/Brother pressing, with Warner communications logo on bottom of label. Cover has a small cutout mark.)
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sure it's a soundtrack, and sure it's got a number of songs that are just instrumentals from the film – but the record also features some excellent late Beatles tracks that can only be found here – including the killer tracks "Hey Bulldog" (almost a funky nugget), "Only A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK Apple pressing, mid to late 70s, YEX 715-4/716-1.)
A classic collection of Chuck Berry's early genius – a set that introduced his best cuts to a new younger audience in the 70s! All the work here is from the early Chess Records days – and titles include "Deep Feeling", "Wee Wee Hours", "Nadine", "Brown ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a small peeled spot from sticker removal, and clear tape on the spine.)