Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies.)
A Certain Ratio —
To Each ... LP Factory, Early 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Factory UK pressing, with Strawberry etch and run-out message.)
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Afghan Whigs —
Gentleman ... LP Elektra/Sub Pop, 1993. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
One of great rock albums on the early 90s – bringing raw, complicated carnality to the angsty rock scene of the time, and a record that pretty much cemented the band's repututation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small bend on one corner.)
Atmospheric electronic pop from Air – one that really steps up the spacier avant pop touches, after some of more ethereal, almost symphonic touches on both their proper albums and soundtrack work in the preceding few years. Lots of trippy electronic touches on this one, but still with the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Astralwerks pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Epic, polyrhythmic instrumentals from Alto! – ambitious, hypnotic and danceable stuff, going way beyond what you might expect from Portland-based experimental/instrumental rock trio! They carry a world of influences, from West African and Ethiopian sources as much a European and American ones ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alva Noto —
Xerrox Vol 2 ... LP Raster Noton (Germany), 2009. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Wild & beautiful! This album's impossible to describe accurately, and it's the only record we've ever seen by the enigmatic Latin-tinged duo Alzo & Udine! The groove has a tight jangly feel, with nice lows, very catchy hooks, and amazing vocals from Alzo & Udine that kind of feel like ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)
Amazing Blondel —
Blondel ... LP Island, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
Warm wonderful work from America – keenly collaborating here with producer George Martin, who helps them take their already-great sound into a whole new dimension! Martin's got a wonderfully smooth touch on his studio work here – cool, compressed, and just right for the group's harmony ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful record from a really wonderful time when it seemed like boundaries were really breaking down – not just between musical genres, but between different sides of the art spectrum as well! The record is partly experimental art, but has a crossover appeal to post-punk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure burning soul from The Animals – a nicely stripped-down set that revels in older R&B styles – cooked up with a version of the group that features Dave Rowberry on Hammond and lots of screaming vocals from Eric B! The original Animals vibe is opened up a bit more with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some oxidation and plays with surface noise. Cover has a cutout hole and some splitting on the bottom seam.)
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
Aorta ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A lost heavy rock classic from the Dunwich Production team – recorded in Michigan, but with extra orchestral backing in Chicago – for an approach that gives the record a slightly pop quality that tempers the harder rock sound nicely. The songs are actually pretty catchy, in a post-Summe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the standout moments in the career of Rod Argent – a record that gave his self-named group one of their biggest hits ever, yet a set that still kept all the depth and diversity of their other records too! The album starts out with the group's famous "Hold Your Head Up" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arktis ... LP Long Hair (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
A different combo than usual for the German scene of the early 70s – a group who were maybe a bit more straightforward than some of their Krautrock contemporaries – really working some great hard rock fuzz on their solos, alongside a female lead singer who's got a pretty bold style! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from this obscure German group – and one that definitely gets the title right, as the material here is pulled from recordings the band made on their own – woodshedding in the studio away from the mainstream! Despite their obscurity, Artkis has a sound that could have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Limited edition 50th Anniversary pressing – mono version on red colored vinyl – in a heavy paste-on cover like the original pressing.)
Easygoing timeless guitar pop from John Stirratt and Pat Sansone – the former always of Wilco, the latter to officially join soon after – but the Autumn Defense remains a vital, remarkably different force of its own! Essentially a quartet here with Brad Jones and Greg Wiz – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, John Cale, Nico & others —
June 1, 1974 ... LP Island, 1974. Very Good+ ...
A British art rock jam session, more or less, pulled together by Soft Machine bassist Kevin Ayers, who recruited Eno, John Cale and Nico, former bandmate Robert Wyatt, the enigmatic Rabbit (John Bundrick) on keyboards – more well known for his work with the Who – plus Mike Oldfield on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Baba Yaga —
Collage ... LP Cycle/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A very different album than the first Baba Yaga set – much more freewheeling and tripped-out – and done as an incredible duet between keyboardist Ingo Werner and percussionist Nemat Darman! The album features two side-long tracks – "Mokscha" and "Wadi" – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first Babes In Toyland LP – maybe a little noisier and stranger than their major label efforts, which is a heck of a statement given how gnarly and awesome the later Fontanelle record turned out! Babes never really got the props they deserve for helping pave the way for noise rock to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full length from Bachelorette – delivering on the promising End Of Things EP with the excellent Isolation Loops LP! Everything is fleshed out just a bit more, taking vintage electronic instrumentation into the realm if intimate folk music and sweeter pop. The acoustic guitar and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best blues-based combos from Blue Horizon – a group with Rod Piazza on vocals and harmonica, Buddy Barnowl Reed and Gregg Schaefer on guitars, JD Nicholson on piano and vocals, Jerry Smith on bass, and Dick Innes on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Seminal record from one of the most important hardcore bands to walk the earth – and DC underground classic that hit the scene like a lightning bolt to the White House – that cover art speaks the truth! Bad Brains (the album) was originally issued on the then cassette-only ROIR label ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Badfinger's early 70s win streak continues on Straight Up – a straight up classic set of tuneful 70s rock with big emotions and catchy songs – one that keeps just enough grit underneath those killer melodies! Titles include "Take It All", "Bably Blue", "Name Of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird set of sitar and bongos backed sing-speak about gurus, devil gods, leprechauns, elves, opium, the wind, hippie boys and other oddball psychedelia enhanced storytelling from Kali,The Gypsy Star Child! We don't know a thing about Kali – she has a cute, girly-girl, Anytown, USA voice, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ginger continues his further exploration into soul, funk, and African rhythms – working here in a mode that takes a Brit jazz rock groove and expands it with a growing interest in the Afro Funk and South African jazz influences that were floating around the London scene at the time. Tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Floorshaking sounds from Chicago's Bama Lama's with guest singer Gabrielle Sutton – paying tribute to the glorious dawn of the 60s guy/girl rocking rhythm & soul singles of Tarheel Slim & Little Ann with the songs – while paying homage to the groovy style pre-Ye Ye French rock ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record