Joy Division may have only existed for a few short years, but the group left behind plenty of substance in their work – a tremendous legacy that included two seminal albums, and a wealth of singles and unusual tracks – a good deal of which are collected in this set! This collection ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Future Kings —
Logos ... LP Nation Of Love, 2014. Near Mint- ...
The one-and-only entry in the Verbatum series from Atlantic Records – a proposed spoken word offshoot of the label – but one that only ever issued this fantastic 60s reading by Allen Ginsberg! As you might guess from the cover's beautiful photograph by Richard Avedon, Ginsberg is at ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover is lightly bent on the bottom 1/3.)
Peter Murphy —
Deep ... LP Beggars Banquet, 1989. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
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(US pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker, including the lyric sleeve. Cover is lightly bent at the top.)
The album that changed everything for Metallica – catapulting them from patron saints of unrelentingly heavy thrash metal to reluctant (at first, anyway) mainstream superstars! The production is glossier sounding than ever before, and whether that compromised the rawer brutality of their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with Masterdisk etch, including the printed inner sleeves. Vinyl has some light marks.)
Fantastic dreamy pop! Despite the fact that this one yielded the super-huge hits "Windy" and "Never My Love", the album's also filled with great 60s pop tunes that you've probably never heard before – all as fantastically well-crafted and delicately strung-out as the big ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Capitol Record Club pressing with green W7 labels.)
An essential record by The Smiths – even if it wasn't initially conceived as a full length album! The set brings together important early radio material by the group – but sounds that are recorded on a par with their album or single releases – yet often in slightly different ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing in the "missing dot" G&L cover, with die-cut inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and hype sticker.)
A very groovy album of tracks that sounds extremely different from the mid-60's hits by the Association, but which also still shows their genius for production and for sensitive interpretation of sweet pop material. The whole thing's a lot more sophisticated than some of their other records – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker with notes, with splitting in the spine and bottom seam.)
Noise ... LP Sargent House, 2014. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the best of the solo Phil Manzanera projects – a wonderfully tight album that's surprisingly soulful and funky at times! Phil gets some great studio help from Eno and Godley & Creme – the latter two of who can really be felt on the record's well-penned lyrical ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
Loads of classics – "Terminal Preppie", "Trust Your Mechanic", "Winnebago Warrior", "Bleed For Me", "Moon Over Marin", and "Well Paid Scientist" – and a back cover with an image of Cal City, IL! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Faulty Products pressing, including the booklet and small cutout of the original photo used on the cover. Cover has a bumped corner and a piece of clear tape at the end of the top seam.)
A surprising charmer from Bryan Ferry – his second solo album away from Roxy Music, and somehow even more focused than the first! The groove here is still very much in a Roxy mode, but tighter, leaner, and with more of a focus on Ferry's captivating vocals. And although a few tracks on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Underrated later Airplane – issued at the time on their own Grunt label! Bark came out in '71, after the departure of co-founder Marty Balin, but despite that obviously important loss, there are some pretty cool positive changes in approach, even if it wasn't enough to keep the group flying ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still with the brown paper bag and hype sticker from the shrink! Insert is included too, but lightly wrinkled.)
One of Terry Riley's trippiest albums ever – a sublime batch of minimal grooves played only on a Yamaha organ! The album was recorded at the end of the 70s, but it's got a feel that's pure late 60s all the way – long lines on the keyboard inspired by Indian music, performed by Riley ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cool 70s UK pressing in the alternate cover!)
Velvet Underground —
Live 1969 ... LP Mercury, 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
The mid 70s double LP release of the Velvets live – just past the uber prime point, in 1969 after Doug Yule had steeped in for the departed John Cale! Includes very solid live versions of benchmark numbers, with the VU sounding remarkably sharp on stage on the classics and more. Includes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of groovy organ, electric harpsichord, and swirling strings – all set as instrumentation for some of the tightest, grooviest little songs you' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An underappreciated solo effort from Gary Louris of The Jayhawks – bringing in a bit of the warm harmonies and countyish charm of his better known band, but ultimately with more of a breezy 70s California singer-songwriter folk rock atmosphere! Gary's voice out front solo gives it an intimate ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning little record from Wappasou – a French group who might be dubbed prog, but who work in much more organic territory overall! The tracks are long and stretched out, but never in a jamming way – and instead seem to flow magically from these core organ lines and acoustic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some great moments from Nancy's Reprise years – including classic duets with Lee Hazlewood, plus other duets with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin! Titles include "Jackson", "Friday's Child", "Sugar Town", "Summer Wine", "Things", "Lightning ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo. Cover has light wear, tracklist sticker, and center split in the bottom seam.)
The album that put Nancy over the top – and one with lots of stellar Lee Hazlewood writing and production, and cuts like "I Move Around", "So Long, Babe", "Flowers On The Wall", and the title cut. Nice liner notes, too – with a conversation in which Nancy ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing.)
Syd Barrett —
Barrett ... LP Harvest (UK), 1970. Very Good+ ...
A sublime second solo effort from Syd Barrett – and maybe his most perfectly-formed album ever! There's a sinister balance to the record right from the start – a gentle approach to the offbeat themes that is almost more unsettling than if the matter was undertaken more forcefully ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing, matrix ending in 1G, with Harvest inner sleeve in the flip-back cover.)
A critical moment in the Chicago scene – and quite possibly the crowning moment from Big Black as well! The trio were already great on previous records, but they somehow move even farther forward with this one – a deep dive into the twisted mind of Steve Albini, served up with a sonic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic set of music from the legendary Charlie Feathers – a rockabilly giant who walked the same Tennessee scene as Elvis, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis – but one who was never able to hit the heights! Here, Feathers is at the height of his powers – coming off of seminal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Townes revisiting his own time-honored tunes from the late 60s onward, often backed by just a second guitar or fiddle, spare settings that maximize the stark power of his songwriting and voice! The voice is really the key here, distinctive in both the songwriting – with some of the most ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grand Funk —
Phoenix ... LP Capitol, 1972. Used Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
The great debut of Townes Van Zandt! On the level of pure songwriting, it's masterful – Townes was pretty much in peak form on that front even on the debut! The record is at it's best when it's at it's most intimate – simply letting his voice and acoustic guitar carry everything. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Big Black's live album – captured at the London date of the hugely influential, fiercely independent, unprecedently brilliant Chicago noise rock genius final tour in 1987 and posthumously released in the early 90s by Touch & Go. 1, 2, 1-2 F** YOU! Includes "Fist Of Love", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic companion to the book of the same name by author Tim Lawrence – the excellent Life & Death On The New York Dance Floor – which explores all the cool strands of funky punk, avant rock, and arty grooves that exploded on the New York scene after the decline of disco! Some ... (Funky Compilations, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sonic Youth's last album from Geffen – capping off one of the most successful runs an art rock band could ever have hoped to make on a major label! Back to the Moore-Gordon-Renaldo-Shelley line-up after a stellar couple of albums with Jim O'Rourke in the band, you could be forgiven for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Gunter Schickert —
Nachtfalter ... LP Bureau B (Germany), 2018. New Copy (reissue)...
A surprising new set from Gunter Schickert – a 70s Krautrock giant who's probably best known for his work on the Brain label – stepping out here with a sound that makes us feel as if the decades haven't passed at all! The album's named after a moth, who drifted into the studio during ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully percussive sounds from Midori Takada and the Mkwaju ensemble – a group that features Takada on vibes, marimbas, gongs, and tom tom – alongside other percussion and marimbas too! Joe Hisaishi produced, and also plays keyboards – but the electric elements are light, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album of minimal, ambient sounds – a set that would be right at home in the world of Brian Eno's Obscure Music label – or maybe some of the chamber instrumental experiments of UK artists like Penguin Cafe Orchestra or Gavin Bryers! Like the former, there's an optimistic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary live set from the mighty Dream Syndicate – recorded right at the start of the group's last year of existence, but with an intensity that's missing from their earlier studio albums! In fact, we might even say that the group here is really quite different from some of the softer, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram blue vinyl pressing. Cover has a bent corner.)
A post-Parsons effort from The Flying Burrito Brothers – unfairly overlooked and worthy country rock from the innovators! The live "Last Of The Red Hot Burritos" was the final album of this period of Burrito history, an energetic set that's heavy with classics from the first couple ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Shake", "Respect", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" by Otis Redding – and "Like A Rolling Stone", "Rock Me Baby", and "Wild Thing" by Jimi Hendrix. (Soul, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a small split in the bottom seam.)
Unreleased live material from the mighty Marshall Crenshaw – recorded right during the same time as his amazing run of records in the early 80s! The sound quality here is great – and the setting appears to be relatively intimate, as the show was done at the Keystone club in San ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady brew of rare electronic tracks – and a package that's every bit as wonderful as the first Cold Waves volume! Like that set, this one really digs deep in the post-punk electronic underground – and features a lot of tracks that are appearing here on vinyl – either because ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great package that includes the "final" concert by David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars persona – recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, and pulled from the soundtrack to the DA Pennebaker film of the same name! The original film featured Bowie, Mick ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a Gift Of Musc sticker at the bottom seam.)
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The entire recorded output of the U-Men – an important Seattle group who put that city's scene on the map way before the years of Sub Pop and grunge! And although punk at the core, the U-Men also seem to owe a bit to the raw sound of the Pacific Northwest groups in the 60s – as they've ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully dark harmonies from The Mamas & The Papas – one of those amazing late 60s albums from the group that was pop on the outside, but something very else underneath – a wonderful blend of modes that was hardly duplicated this well again! There's a slightly spooky feel to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and staining along the spine on the back.)
The great John Lennon album from 1973 – still in an exhilaratingly creative mode with strong Plastic Ono traces, even if the overall effect is more mainstream friendly – ultimately, an album that stands incredibly well on its own, even if its something of a bridge to John's rock and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those "greatest hits" of Greatest Hits collections – as Smash Hits has come to be regarded by many as a key entry in the cannon of classic rock – thanks to tremendous work from Jimi, bassist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell! Every track here is a gem – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and tan label pressing, includes the Reprise inner sleeve and poster, well kept in a separate plastic sleeve! Cover has light wear.)
A later issue of the album that was first released under the name of The International Submarine Band – as their seminal Safe At Home – cut soon before Gram jumped ship to the Byrds for the legendary Sweetheart Of The Rodeo LP! The one-and-only International Submarine Band LP is the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album