A really beautiful little record from John Martyn – a set in which he's really perfected his talents, and found a way to stand out from just about anyone else in the pack – including the best of his British folk rock contemporaries! Martyn plays acoustic guitar, but the record's hardly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl.)
Maserati VI ... LP Temporary Residence, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
One of the 2 terrific records ex-Fairport Convention singer-songwriter Ian Matthews cut for the Vertigo label in the early 70s – built around Matthews wonderful vocals and acoustic guitars, but with a tighter rhythmic backdrop the the typical post folk trope! The key here is warmth – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as the set is definitely a turning point in the career of John Mayall, and the debut of brand new lineup that helped move his music past a the straighter sound of American blues! There's still plenty of blues at the core – and great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Motor City madness from the MC5 – a searing batch of work that still has the groups kicking out the jams whenever possible! Guitars are fuzzy, freaky, and full-on – played with plenty of force by Fred Smith and Wayne Cramer, and driven home with some heavy drums by Dennis Thompson ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a cutout notch.)
Paul McCartney —
McCartney ... LP Apple, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
The incredible solo debut of Paul McCartney – and a record that already leaps ahead from The Beatles in so many amazing ways! There's an up-close, intimate vibe to some of these songs that's really amazing – a sense of happiness that Paul never seemed to have in the Beatles' later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and a center split in the bottom seam.)
Paul McCartney —
Ram ... LP Apple, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An early moment of genius from post-Beatles Paul McCartney – a solo set that's wonderfully diverse throughout – filled with the kinds of cool little twists and turns we loved in his late Beatles records, and in his 70s killers with Wings! There's a newly-emerging sweetness going on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
James McKenzie looks a bit down to earth on the cover, but he sounds a lot more high-end on record – a budding blue-eyed soul singer, with a strong penchant for AOR production – but always served up in a homegrown style that's nice and lean! Were he working in LA in the late 70s, James ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mekons follow up to Fear & Whiskey, another incredible moment in what might by their best ever period – and most certainly a favorite of ours for the addition of the great Sally Timms to the band! We can't speak for the crowds overseas, but at this point in the Mekons touring career, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mekons mid 80s masterpiece, one of greatest post punk albums of its time – of all time really! Fear & Whiskey has a reputation for pre-figuring the alt country genre – there's no denying the country and roots rock inspiration and the addition of a full time fiddler to the band ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The tremendous debut of The Mekons – a very different group at this stage than the well-loved act that has graced the Chicago scene for years! Instead, The Mekons resonate with a quality that really shows their link to the same Leeds scene that spawned Gang Of Four – and, if the gods ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and unglued seams.)
Steve Miller Band —
Joker ... LP Capitol, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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(Cover has some wear.)
Steve Miller Band —
Number 5 ... LP Capitol, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
Number five, and the Steve Miller Band is still going strong – working here with some great help from Area Code 615, who bring a slightly rootsy vibe to the set! That core Miller brilliance is still very firmly in place – and Steve's got an even sharper ear for writing songs this time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Steve Miller Band —
Sailor ... LP Capitol, 1968. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easy going energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split top seam and cutout hole.)
A dark set of post-punk work from Minimal Compact – a Middle Eastern group who found a home in the increasingly creative roster of Crammed Discs at the time – and who are working here with a fair bit of Tuxedomoon touches! The group's sound has some slight ethnic undercurrents, twisted ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great record from one of the coolest school teachers you could ever hope to have – the lovely Miss Rita Abrams, a hippie who was teaching in Marin County at the start of the 70s! The set's a project done by Abrams with her fourth grade class – a set that mostly features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the best blue-eyed soul of the 70s – material by a really wonderful group with raspy soul leads and full, soaring harmonies! The Mob had a groove that was partly influenced by crossover soul of the late 60s, but which also had a touch of the jazz/rock modes of their generation – ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The self-titled groovy rock masterpiece from Moby Grape – one of the greatest things to come out of San Francisco after Ghiradelli Chocolate and sourdough bread! The Moby Grape LP is one of the finest, and leanest LPs we can think of from the '67 school of Bay Area psychedelic rock – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, in the ammended cover, with poster! Cover has a bit of light wear.)
A truly fine Moby Grape effort from the tail end of the 60s – featuring loads of rubbery rock grooves – and one of the more songwriting centered efforts from the Grape catalog! Moby Grape was pared down to a trio by the time of Truly Fine Citizen – and the tracks are just loose ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing.)
Moby Grape —
Wow ... LP Columbia, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ...
Hard hitting, groove oriented psychedelia from Moby Grape – still making a wonderful racket, with a farther reaching overall sound than their previous work! Wow takes loads of interesting twists and turns thanks to the varied tastes of the band members – from mellow Cali sunshine, to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album titled after the creator, and a set that's maybe the most spiritual to date from Tuareg guitar genius Mdou Moctar – a record that comes across with a strong sense of focus right from the start, and which seems to have Mdou's guitar sounding even better than ever! The drums are maybe ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Acid rocky moogy stuff! The record's one of those "let's do a lot of pop covers on the moog" – and it features moogy updates of 60's tunes like "Get Back", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Feelin' Groovy", "Yummy Yummy Yummy", and "Time of the ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally amazing record that deserves to be right at the top of the greatest trippy albums of all times – even though it was never issued at the time! The Moon Express are a group shrouded in mystery – whose one claim to fame was an appearance on a Monkees TV special, but who also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7 inch of Beatles' covers – in a die-cut sleeve!)
Van's debut album for Warner Brothers and a pretty radical departure from anything he'd done before – breaking all kinds of new ground for his own most creative work and helping pave the way for all kinds of hauntingly poetic rock, folk rock, and singer-songwriter records to come! It doesn't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green WB label pressing, matrix ending in 1A. Cover has light wear.)
An album that's definitely blowing our mind – as it includes Van's landmark recording of "TB Sheets", which is almost 10 minutes in length – quite a contrast to the shorter tunes on the record! Bert Berns produced, and clearly gave Van a lot of room to shine – on other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Uncensored red label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a cut corner, and a small stain on the bottom right corner.)
A hard rock gem from early 70s Canada – recorded with this cool production style that seems to push everything up around the edges, from the vocals, to the basslines, to the searing fuzzy guitars! The group do a great job of mixing in some airier numbers with the rockers – almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early work from Mother Earth – one of those special late 60s groups who emerged out of the rock, folk, and blues scenes – but who somehow managed to make a very special sound of their own! Part of the group's strength is the lovely Tracey Nelson – a singer who could ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Move are looking a bit fuzzier here than in their earlier years – and they're sounding a bit fuzzier too, but in a way that's totally great! The group's down to a quartet, which seems to bring even more focus on the great vocals of Carl Wayne, and heady guitar of Roy Wood! There's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark record from Maria Muldaur – quite different than the rougher folsky work she cut in the 60s – and done with a really warm studio sound that's pure 70s all the way through! Maria's working here with some older folksy contemporaries – like David Grisman, Ry Cooder, and ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alan Munson might look like some sort of tough biker on the cover, but the music within is surprisingly sensitive – really well-penned singer/songwriter material, done with a style that's personal, and also quite unique! There's a vibe here that almost reminds us more of an artist of this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album