A legendary batch of funky rock tracks – noteworthy not only for production by Jimi Hendrix, but also for the group's insanely great groove! There's a bluesy undercurrent here, but sharpened much more strongly for the funk generation – which takes Cat Mother way past contemporaries ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That's a really creepy puppet on the cover – but the set's a classic collection of R&B from the mighty End label! Titles include "7-11" by the Gone Allstars with Buddy Lucas on tenor, "Song In My Heart" by The Dubs, "Wait A Minute" by Jo-Ann Campbell, "T ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-loved album by The Charlatans – or Charlatans UK, if you live in the US like us – a set that's filled with the sorts of well-crafted, catchy tunes they do so well – kicked up with occasional beats, ala the UK scene at the time! These guys handled the blend better than most ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great electronic soundtrack – contemporary, but served up with a very spare, electronic feel that takes us back to some of the best horror gems of the 80s! If you're a fan of the music for Stranger Things or Good Time, you'll find plenty to love here – as Alec Cheer works in a ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chicago on their third LP – still humming strong! The group are following the double-length format of their first two here – cutting out some sub-suites of tracks that mix together jazzy riffing, harder guitars, and some of those sweet vocal arrangements that always sounded better on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first Chicago album – presented here in all its jazzy brilliance! Back in the day, we used to wince when we heard these guys – but over the years, thanks to much rediscovery of the band by groove hounds, we've really come to like their work a lot. This first album especially has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous girl group work from the New Zealand scene of the 60s – served up by a duo who've got a very special take on the music! The Chicks are sisters, and work together in a mode that's very hand in glove – singing the lyrics together on this host of groovy tunes, but with a style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chris & Cosey —
Trance ... LP Conspiracy International (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
After terrifying the underground as part of Throbbing Gristle in the 70s, Chris and Cosey look almost cute on the cover of this classic early album – yet still manage to retain all of the darkness that continues to make the music hold up so well over the years! The elements here are familiar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Icy cool Italian new wave from husband & wife duo Chrisma – lots of great synth noir grooves that predates the massive pop crossover of this kind of sound by a handful of years – and it's truly underappreciated all these years later! They're some nice & punchy guitars for added ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic electronic sounds from Suzanne Ciani – a real pioneer in using electronics for a variety of sources – both experimental and commercial! This package features a great selection of both – rare material from the vaults, brought together for the documentary of the same name ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gene Clark —
No Other ... LP Asylum/4AD, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
A pretty amazing effort from country rock progenitor Gene Clark! This one blends breezy songcraft that's not too far off from his previous couple of great solo albums – rustic harmonies and memorable lyricism flavored by acoustic guitars – with far more deft studio touches such as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the great lost psych albums on late 60s Elektra Records – a set that's maybe got enough power and majesty to stand next to contemporaneous label releases by Love and The Doors! Like both of those groups, Clear Light have a vision here that's completely their own – a sound that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of stretched-out spaciness from the early days of Virgin Records – two side-long tracks that are filled with lots of cool keyboards, percussion, and other hip instrumentation! The record's the brainchild of Cyrille Verdeaux – who plays piano, organ, mellotron, and even ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really cool package of work from the legendary Eddie Cochran – one of the first great rockers to emerge in the 50s, and an artist who left this planet way too soon! The LP looks like a vintage 10" record – with great graphics, and a run of Cochran gems that include "Teenage ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our most favorite albums from the Cocteau Twins – a set that's got this raw energy that maybe links the group much more closely to the post-punk generation than the later 4AD scene – but a record that definitely shows that the group were already very firmly in a space of their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great shift in sound for the Cocteau Twins – a record that tones down the splashier drum machine parts that were such a key element in earlier records – in a way that almost makes the ethereal guitars and vocals feel pastoral at points, but never in mode that's sleepy at all! The set ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Code Elektro —
Wolf ... LP Iceberg (Denmark), 2016. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The second of three hugely influential releases for Codeine – '92's Barely Real – a vital piece of a body of work that would have a very real impact on many bands to follow! The original Barely Real is either a generously portioned EP or a mini-LP – with 6 tracks that deliver on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A full-on jazz rock classic from Colosseum – still grooving hard here, and in an expanded version of their early sound! The core group's still very much in power – with some great organ and vibes from Dave Greenslade, fierce sax work from Dick Heckstall-Smith, and pounding drums from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although Colosseum are probably best known as a hard rocking progressive band, they certainly had plenty of jazz touches – and this album spawned the great groover "Elegy", which has become something of a jazzy dancefloor classic over the years! Overall, the record's got some very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A jazz rock masterpiece from Colosseum – the kind of record that the British scene could do far far better than any American group at the time! The set is a sweet blend of late beat group grooving – using the heavy R&B-influenced guitar and organ styles of earlier years, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fantastic debut of Jessi Colter – done at a time when the lady had already hitched up with Waylon Jennings at a personal level, and was also sharing some of his nascent outlaw qualities in her music! In fact, we might make an argument that this album predates some of Jennings' bigger ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mike Cooper —
Oh Really!? ... LP Pye/Trading Places (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
An early classic from British guitarist Mike Cooper – an artist who was part of that unique moment of mid 60s British blues – part folk, part rock, and with a quality that definitely paved the way for many other modes to come! The set has Mike Cooper mostly on guitar and vocals, in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A second sublime set from Ruth Copeland – a funky female singer from the Detroit scene of the early 70s, with key ties to the P-Funk universe, and a unique groove that mixes singer/songwriter modes with the fuzzier funkier elements of artists like Betty Davis or Yvonne Fair! There's a bit ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Canadian group, but recorded in Chicago – with cool vocals from singer Rich Wamil, who's multi-tracked on most numbers! Titles include "Castlles Of Sand", "It's A Happy Day", "Stop", "I've Been Hurt Before/Ritchie's Party", "That Was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elvis Costello's early 80s foray into 60s Nashville and otherwise country-indebted songbooks – and it's a nice one! Even on his tighter, blistering punk era records, Elvis demonstrated not only the voice, but a great ear for the roots and soul that came before him. He showed some soul love ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those rock records that shouldn't have worked – Elvis ditched the pounding pop of his earlier post punk years for this one, replacing it with 80s synthesizer soul production and hired back up singers – but it works, thanks to Costello's pen being nearly as sharp as it ever was. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elvis Costello & The Attractions —
Armed Forces ... LP Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Prime Elvis Costello work from his early run with The Attractions – a set that's overflowing with tunes that are catchy yet biting, and which get superb production from Nick Lowe! Titles include "Oliver's Army", "Green Shirt", "Party Girl", "Good Squad" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve but missing bonus 45.)
One of the weirdest, most wonderful albums ever cut by saxophonist Lol Coxhill – way more than just improvised jazz, and exactly the best sort of a record to show his connection to the larger British music scene! The feel here is a bit like the albums that Coxhill recorded with Steve Miller ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Overlooked genius from this all-female group at the end of the 60s – a combo that features Quatro Sisters Patti, Suzi, and Nancy – serving up an unusual brew of offbeat numbers and some more hard-rocking tracks that point the way towards their greater fame! There's a really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great late moment from The Creation – a set that was issued in the mid 90s, on the Creation Records label that took its name and inspiration from the group – and which features the original 1966 lineup of the band! The production style has maybe a bit of that later UK psych moodiness ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later effort from The Creation – that fantastic UK mod psych group from the 60s who never full got their due – but whose influence was felt strongly for generations to come! This late 80s set is a great example of that – as group members Eddie Phillips and Kenny Pickett work on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Creedence Clearwater Revival at the height of their powers – working in this amazing style that has roots in the swamp rock world of the late 50s, but which is produced with a gritty, almost trippy sort of quality – a mode that uses plenty of echo to really make this magic around the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first chapter in the career of one of the strangest forces in the New York club scene at the end of the 70s – the ultra-camp Cristina, an offbeat singer who mixed Brechtian angst with the punky funk of the Ze Records scene! Cristina came from a theater and academic background, and ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some surface wear.)