Aggro hip hop/noise rock from Death Grips – one of the more surprising major label pick ups in years! Includes "Get Got", "The Fryer", "Lost Boys", "Black Jack", "System Blower", "Hacker", "Bitch Please", "F*** ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best 80s sets of acerbic, razor sharp postpunk from The Fall – 1985's legendary This Nation's Saving Grace – definitely a highpoint from one of their most creatively fertile periods. Sonically, it's one of their coolest records, ranging from heavy, sinister mood with enough ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, with Hub etch, including the printed inner sleeve.)
One of the great albums from Van Morrison during that incredible peak period – and a record that stands out as a less emotionally fraught effort after the heavy mood of Astral Weeks and the super far-reaching Moondance albums. Here Van concentrates a bit more on his love of R&B, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mid 70s set from Can that's still very much in the best spirit of their earliest work – mostly longish tracks and all quite hypnotic – wonderful stuff from the team of Irmin Schmidt, Jacki Liebezeit, Holger Czukay, and Michael Karoli. Sure, Damo's not on vocals any more, but the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing in the foil cover, with a cut corner.)
The genius of 60s pop is hardly summed up better by anyone else than Claudine Longet! This dreamy female singer cut a handful of excellent late 60s albums for A&M – and this gem from 1967 is one of her best! The set's arranged by Nick DeCaro, and produced by Tommy LiPuma – all in ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A psychedelic nugget from the1968 – and one of the few rare albums by the obscure Bay Area rockers Kaleidoscope – and the second of their twin late 60s masterpieces for Epic Records! Beacon From Mars indeed has its spacey charms, but the band name is a more apt description for their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full length album recorded by the legendary Association – a classic bit of Sunshine Pop that would forever change the sound of the 60s! Although familiar, the album's got an amazing depth that still never fails to surprise today – odd production twists and turns, courtesy of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kenny Rankin —
Family ... LP Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ...
Beautiful beautiful early work by Kenny Rankin – a unique blend of styles that has him working at a level that he barely matched again! The album picks off where Kenny's sublime Moon Dusters album left off – taking the folk rock style of the 60s, and filtering it through the hipper ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, center splits on the seams, and price sticker remnants.)
The amazing debut of Soft Machine! It's hard to find a more seminal moment of jazz rock from the British scene – and there's certainly few albums from its generation that stand up as well over the years as this one! The trio of Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, and Michael Ratledge carve out the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including spinning wheel. Cover has some moisture stains along the bottom seam.)
John Carpenter takes his classic film themes, and does them one better – by working here with his Lost Themes Band in some wonderful new versions of these famous tunes! The music is still very heavy on that stark guitar and keyboard style that Carpenter virtually invented in the late 70s ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "The Fog Over Antonio Bay" colored vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch single! Includes download!)
Core sounds from the Stooges legendary Funhouse album – raw material from the sessions for the record – presented here on vinyl for the first time ever! Tracks here previously appeared on the 7CD Funhouse box set – issued at the end of the 90s – but this package sifts them ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove pressing. Pressing number based on pre-release demand – quantities extremely limited and individually numbered!)
Cat Power —
Greatest ... LP Matador, 2006. Very Good (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A slightly different sound than previously from The Flock – a set that brings in some sweet Hammond organ to the group's mix of jazzy horns and freewheeling guitar and violin – all in a way that even makes the whole thing better than before! The organ is never too jamming, but used at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from 70s Pink Floyd – a set that took all the energy of Dark Side Of The Moon, and refined it into an even more complex sonic setting! The songs here move out spaciously – still very unified as an overall album, but often with all of these longer-form musical ideas, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Landmark work from The Rolling Stones – and a set that may well stand alongside Exile On Main Street for capturing the group at their height! The record's got the Stones very much in their own space – years from just putting a UK spin on American blues – and instead, finding a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label pressing in the zipper cover, with an unglued front panel, and a stained corner with some stuck-on paper.)
A killer album from funky jazz combo The Fourth Way – one of the best groups of the progressive jazz era in America, thanks largely to the work of its excellent members! First to get big credit is Mike Nock – the Aussie pianist who worked with Yusef Lateef in the mid 60s, and really ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and clear tape on the seams.)
The great LA punk quartet got a little more melodic and tuneful for their second album, with the vocal exchanges between John and Exene just a tiny bit sweeter and Billy Zoom's rockabilly guitar work often taking a over a bit on the Ramones inspired chords. But the songs are as heavy and caustic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty hip blend of Indian music and more conventional rock instrumentation – and a surprisingly overlooked record for the time! These guys are less in the funky sitar mode than artists like Ananda Shankar, but do use tabla and sarod in really great ways – to augment long-spun rock ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Post-Monkees work from Mike – and a pretty sweet record, too! That twang that was always in the background comes forth nicely – and the set has some nice pedal steel and piano, too. LP, Vinyl record album
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really great work from Ned Doheny – an overlooked talent on the LA scene of the 70s – one who had the tightest, smoothest touches of the best of the AOR generation – but a surprising undercurrent of soul as well! Ned's got that unique blend we find in a rare few artists from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest mainstream rock and roll debuts of all time – and a record that still blows away just about any other later work by The Pretenders! The set's got this raw, sneering power that's neither punk, nor new wave – but which seems to be very much of that moment – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy and ghoulish groovers from the deeper, weirder novelty scene of the 60s – post rockabilly numbers about monsters, bug eyed R&B about the the boogie man, surf pop with schlockly Transylvanian narrators and more! It's really fun stuff, much of it probably made in the wake of the ... (Halloween, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest French female singers of the 60s – presented here in a classic collection of work! If you've gotta dig one gal vocalist of the Parisian scene of the time, Gall is definitely your girl – as her brash, bold style of singing really sums up the hippest, grooviest French ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best, most influential indie singer-songwriter records of the 90s – and maybe the best ever by the late, great Elliot Smith! In the noisy indie rock 90s, vulnerable, quietly-recorded, largely solo acoustic confessionals were not par for the course, but Elliot Smith was by no means ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop singers ever – and one of the few who could mix in a trippy style with some of the more upbeat modes of a few years before! Backings here are from a very cool combo – Dynastie Crisis – who use heavy drums, ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy rock from Moby Grape – a sweet set from the end of the 60s that's as tight and consistent as just about anything else in their early canon – despite the absence of recently departed Skip Spence! The rest of the group really bring out some magic here – on tunes that touch ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
It's a long way from The Mamas & The Papas by this time for Phillips – standing on the beach on the cover, all bedraggled in a dirty hat and coat, with a long beard, and a worn-out look on his face. The tunes reflect that image nicely – a batch of Laurel Canyon folksy numbers that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual little concept record from Gentle Giant – one based around the story of three childhood friends each going their own separate ways – but served up with enough of the group's usual jazzy flair to keep things interesting! As on other records from the time, there's almost a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gentle Giant —
Octopus ... LP Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Beautifully melodic work from Gentle Giant – one of the jazziest combos of the British progressive years – heard here in a set that was one of their biggest over here in the US! There's a slight undercurrent of funk to the record – a choppy, romping quality in some of the rhythms ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, including the lyric sleeve.)
Pivotal early Dylan! Plenty of early classics and hits on this one – including "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "Blowin In The Wind", "Down The Highway", "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", "I Shall Be Free", "Bob Dylan's Dream", and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked jazz rock combo from the late 60s US scene – a group with echoes of Cream and Soft Machine, but who also have a bit rootsier feel overall! The core instrumentation of the trio is organ, drums, and guitar – used in ways that stretch out and soar with jazzy inflections at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant record – Kenny Rankin's first, and a really unique mix of styles that's completely different from his more famous later albums! The album has a gentle folksy style with touches of jazz – a bit like some of Tim Hardin's work for Verve, but without as much of a sad loser ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best albums ever by Michel Polnareff – a set that takes his totally wonderful sound and gives it a very groovy extra punch up from the bottom! Polnareff's usual cool style of French pop vocals are stepped up more than usual with some great arrangements by Bill Shepherd and Anthony ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dreamy little rock treat! The Millennium fit nicely on the bookshelf between The Free Design and the Beach Boys – and this debut album is the group's reigning masterpiece! The tracks are beautifully produced – with a landmark pop-sike sound that's loaded with Sunshine touches – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pink Floyd —
Wall ... LP Columbia, 1979. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
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(US pressing with PAL/PBL etchings, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear.)
A wonderfully trippy record from The Beatles – filled with songs that have become classics, even though the initial package was designed for a movie that was one heck of a mess! The set's incredibly strong throughout – filled with some of the new post-Peppers ideas explored by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing, including booklet. Cover has some wear & splitting.)
9 tracks in all, including the big hits "And She Was", "Road To Nowhere" and "The Lady Don't Mind", plus "Television Man", "Perfect World", "Creatures Of Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Tommy ... LP Decca, 1970. Very Good 2LP Trifold ...
Just Sold Out!
An amazing moment from The Who – and from the UK rock scene in general – as Tommy is one of the most fully-conceived concept albums ever recorded – a masterful effort that's still pretty hard to match all these many years later! Pete Townshend really knocked it out of the park ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
5 pieces of raw, primal, bluesy rock, from the good Captain, originally issued in the mid 60s as 45s on A&M. The hardcore goods: "Diddy Wah Diddy", "Who Do You Think You're Fooling", "Moonchild", "Frying Pan" and "Here I Am, I Always Am". LP, Vinyl record album
Terje Rypdal —
Bleak House ... LP Polydor/Round 2 (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
The first album from European guitarist Terje Rypdal – quite different than most of his other work! The set's got Terje playing that wonderful guitar of his – edgey and chromatic, but not nearly as spare and moody as on later ECM sides – and often set against larger ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lucky number 13 from Lee Hazlewood – one of the artist's last albums during his legendary LHI run of creativity – and a set that marks a really groovy step forward! The music here has all the wit and sharpness of Lee's better-known late 60s material, but there's also a bit of a ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Iggy's third album for Arista – one of his more straight-forward sets of rockers, for the most part – but Iggy being Iggy, it's still pretty edgy stuff for a rock album on major label in the early 80s! Includes "Pleasure", "Rock And Roll Party", the wacko "Eggs ... 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
A triumphant third album from The Smiths – one that really focuses the energy of their previous sets, and helps them find a new sort of sonic perfection! Those haunting guitars are still in all the right places – as are Morrissey's heartfelt lyrics – but there's also a nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed look at the Japanese rock scene at the start of the 70s – one that was going through as many amazing changes as the world of music in the US and UK, but which has always been far out of reach for most listeners in the English-speaking world! The collection's not super-undergroun ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A long-overdue full length album from Ranny Sinclair – a very cool 60s singer who recorded for Columbia Records with a very groovy style – including a few obscure tracks done with piano legend Dave Brubeck! The sound here is beautiful – breathy at times, with some bossa currents ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Peak Porter, balancing a core of rugged honky tonk with lush arrangements better than anyone in the business (then or now) and with songs that teeter on the edge of nudge & wink hokum without losing the sincerity. Titles include "First Miss Jones", "Words And Music", "C ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
An album so heavy, it blew plenty of minds when first released at the end of the 60s! This set's the first-ever utterance from the King Crimson empire – the initial outing of the group, which featured Greg Lake on vocals, and lots of airy, darkly atmospheric guitar from the legendary Robert ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album