A heavy effort from Motorhead that started a new phase for the metal pioneers – their only record with ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson in the group! A few of the songs are the oud, fast, blistering Motorhead at their most incendiary – and on the other tracks they're a bit more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solid jamming from Mountain – one of the tightest guitar-based groups of their day, and hard rockers that could serve up a nice dose of soul! Tunes have a great mix of tight rhythms and fierce guitars – a bit dated at times, but with some nice production overall by Felix Pappalardi. ... 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
(Original brown label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Wonderful early work from Mama Cass and Denny Doherty – heard here in a pre-Mamas & Papas group from the east coast! The Mugwups have a sound that's quite unusual, even for their time – in that their approach is folk, but one that's electrified a fair bit before most other groups ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freewheeling synth extravanza from Don Muro – one that covers a lot stylistic territory – from fusiony instrumentals, to cosmic keyboard dance music, to anthemic spacey rock – and it does all incredibly well! Muro plays an array of synthesizer systems and keyboards here – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Myndflower is a very cool trippy, hypnotic one-man instrumental project from Javier Gonzalez – the groovy musician who's also behind the groups Boogaloo Communicators and Indo-Sonix, but who manages to make some equally special sounds here as a solo act! The record's got a heady sound that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Sweet electro pop from Naked Eyes – a record issued late in their early 80s run, but one that actually brings together lots of bits from earlier years! There's some alternate versions and remixes on the set – and the whole thing is actually more beat and bassline-heavy than most of ... (Soul, 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
The second full album from Nazz – a set that has Todd Rundgren extending even more dominance over the group through his original songs and arrangements – and, we're willing to guess, a fair bit of production work too – even though that's credited here to the entire band! Rundgren' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rawest recordings made by Fred Neil – and a record we really love – featuring one side of live tracks, and another of unusual studio material! The first half of the album has Fred playing in a spare setting up in Woodstock – working in a small club, and doing great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime solo guitar work from Kinloch Nelson – a figure who's spent decades working as a musician and teacher in upstate New York, but who made these recordings when he was just a pretty young guy! The music here fits in perfectly with some of the archival releases on Tompkins Square – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic solo work by Mike Nesmith – a set that includes his own version of "Some Of Shelly's Blues" – plus "The Back Porch & A Fruit Jar Full Of Ice Tea", "Prairie Lullaby", "Continuing", and "Winonah". LP, Vinyl record album
A rare early live set from the Dolls – recorded in Paris, for radio broadcast – which means the sound quality is great. Titles include "Trash", "Chatterbox", "Jet Boy", "Pills", "Vietnamese Baby", "Give Her A Great Big Kiss", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Splatter pink and white vinyl, in a clear stickered sleeve – numbered, limited edition of 500 copies!)
Quite possibly the most interesting album ever from the New York Rock & Roll Ensemble – a set done in close collaboration with Greek soundtrack maestro Manos Hadjidakis! The tunes are all penned by Hadjidakis, and they're performed by the group in an ambitious mode that has more than a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". LP, Vinyl record album
The second, and possibly the most ambitious album the Brit psych-art soul unit led by Keith Emerson's showy, dense work on Hammond organ and keyboards. The group always had a theatrical approach, which really shows on the groups nuevo classical, psychological comedy song cycle! LP, Vinyl record album
End ... LP Island, 1974. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Nico's darkest albums – and the kind of record we always suggest to those who doubt her genius! The incredibly spare set has Nico playing harmonium, which makes for a spooky off-kilter sound that really gives the record a somber approach – especially as the instrument sounds a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light surface wear.)
Totally excellent album that remixes a number of great tracks from Nilsson's albums Pandemonium Side Show and Aerial Ballet. The record features some killer stuff – like a remake of his original version of "Without Her", with an even better sound than the original! Other tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
One of the wilder sets from Nillsson – careening from lovely piano pop with romantic vocals, to spaced out, good humored potty mouth excess – near honky tonk, to fuzzy pop rock – if you like Nilsson at his most unhinged, this is a great one! It's a stunner, actually – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic! With "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Drain You", "On A Plain", "Lithium", "Polly", "In Bloom", "Come As You Are", and "Lounge Act". Deluxe edition adds b-sides, studio sessions, rehearsals, and two tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very high-art moment for Jack Nitzsche – and a set that prefaces most of his famous soundtrack work to come! The album's completely different than Jack's earlier work in the 60s – and is more of a full-scale orchestral session, done with the London Symphony Orchestra, and featuring ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There may be no movie soundtrack, as the title proclaims – but this Polish group comes across with a real Breakfast Club look on the cover! That style is maybe also a good indication of the music, too – as there's a lot going on here that would be right at home in the British scene of ... 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
The sinister synth pop album from Milk & Cookies guitarist/songwriter Ian North! Ian's work is hardly as canonized as many of the other earlier 80s postpunk synthers, but he's got a way of combining hooky pop chops with minimalist, ominous electronics that's really pretty great on its own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really beautiful work from Venezuelan electronic music genius Miguel Noya – tracks from records that were mostly self-released at the time, and are part of a really unique legacy that finally gets its due in a larger forum! The music here was created on a host of different 80s digital ... (Out Sound, Rock)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
Nurt ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
These guys pack plenty of punch – a short tight groove that's equal parts prog rock and sound library funk! The set was actually recorded for Polish Radio, but never commercially released – and is almost what you'd get if you had a group like Yes going in to record a sound library set ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ghost ... LP Fast Track, 1987. Near Mint- ...
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!)
Laura Nyro's second album in her legendary early run for Columbia Records – and an effort that's a bit more dramatic than the first! Laura's handling all arrangements herself this time, and they're conducted by Jimmy Haskell – but the overall sound is almost as spare as if Nyro were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This groovy pair didn't last long on the pop charts, but they did score relatively big with the swnging "Cinderella Rockefella" – a mad late 60s pop tune that's included here on this US album. The cut's a great one – pretty silly, but always enjoyable, and the kind of stunner ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Off Broadway USA —
On ... LP Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ...
A beautiful mix of Quebecois prog and fusion – performed here by the core group Offenbach, working with larger accompaniment from the Vic Vogel Big Band! The performance is a unique one, but also a summation of all the freewheeling ideas that were taking place in this overlooked scene – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 100 numbered copies!)
Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
American 60s hits, completely recast by the orchestra of Andrew Oldham – a cat you might know best as the manager of the Rolling Stones, but who also has a great way with a groove in the studio! The style is bouncy Brit pop of the 60s – which has these American songs really coming ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
OMD (Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark) —
Crush ... LP A&M, 1985. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Raw postpunk electronics from OMD – not necessarily as dark as work from groups like Cabaret Voltaire or early Human League, but with a nicely stripped down feel that showed that the punk ethos could be filtered down to the world of Kraftwerk and some of the more overblown electronicists of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Dindisc pressing in the orange, white and black cover, with Porky Prime Cut etch. Cover has some light splash stains along the opening.)
An essential collection of rare material from this legendary Brazilian group – and a set that shows the importance they had in the Tropicalia movement beyond their own famous albums! The package brings together key collaborations between Os Mutanes and other key figures in music at the time ... (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