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8th Wonders Of The World8th Wonders Of The World (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed/Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
These guys may not exactly be the 8th Wonder Of The World – but they're a pretty darn great 60s group nonetheless, and one who are finally getting their due with this well-done full length collection! The quartet emerged on the New York scene at a time when new musical modes were really opening up – echoes of The Beatles coming into play with some of the rawer garage elements cooked up on the west coast – touched maybe with a bit of nascent psych, all at a level that never saw full fruition at the time, given that the Vietnam war got in the way of the group's ability to work together! The set only features two records that were issued at the time – one on the Uptite label, the other on Coed – alongside some even more wonderful unissued material that really shows the group moving into very trippy territory of their own. Titles include "Summer Dreamin", "Must Have Your Love", "Give Me A Try", "Say Whaddaya Say", "Who Cares", "Must Have Your Love", "You You Yeah", "Susie Got The Word", and "Every Time I See You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 8th Wonders Of The World (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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8th Wonders Of The World8th Wonders Of The World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sundazed/Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
These guys may not exactly be the 8th Wonder Of The World – but they're a pretty darn great 60s group nonetheless, and one who are finally getting their due with this well-done full length collection! The quartet emerged on the New York scene at a time when new musical modes were really opening up – echoes of The Beatles coming into play with some of the rawer garage elements cooked up on the west coast – touched maybe with a bit of nascent psych, all at a level that never saw full fruition at the time, given that the Vietnam war got in the way of the group's ability to work together! The set only features two records that were issued at the time – one on the Uptite label, the other on Coed – alongside some even more wonderful unissued material that really shows the group moving into very trippy territory of their own. Titles include "Summer Dreamin", "Must Have Your Love", "Give Me A Try", "Say Whaddaya Say", "Who Cares", "Must Have Your Love", "You You Yeah", "Susie Got The Word", and "Every Time I See You Baby". CD features two unissued Alderson Studio versions of "Every Time I See You Baby" and 'If You Knew What I Had". CD
Also available 8th Wonders Of The World (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Little BitsGirl Give Me Love (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, 1967. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
The Little Bits are little kids, but don't hold that against them – as there's an intensity to this record that feels much more like some Texas psych of the time, and which hardly fits the sweeter image of the group on the cover! The quartet only issued one single back in the 60s – but now, they finally get their full due in this amazing batch of lost material – heavy on fuzzy bass, sinister keyboards, and some surprisingly gritty vocals – way different than anything we might have expected from the cover! Trust us, this set is great – as gritty and garagey as any of the older, long-haired cats from the time – with titles that include "Girl Give Me Love", "Corner Store", "Turn Around", "Evil On My Mind", "Houston To LA", "Do Wrong Lucy", "Spoofin", and "Clearwater Georgia". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Girl Give Me Love (with bonus track) ... CD 15.99

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Little BitsGirl Give Me Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Beat Rocket, 1967. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The Little Bits are little kids, but don't hold that against them – as there's an intensity to this record that feels much more like some Texas psych of the time, and which hardly fits the sweeter image of the group on the cover! The quartet only issued one single back in the 60s – but now, they finally get their full due in this amazing batch of lost material – heavy on fuzzy bass, sinister keyboards, and some surprisingly gritty vocals – way different than anything we might have expected from the cover! Trust us, this set is great – as gritty and garagey as any of the older, long-haired cats from the time – with titles that include "Girl Give Me Love", "Corner Store", "Turn Around", "Evil On My Mind", "Houston To LA", "Do Wrong Lucy", "Spoofin", and "Clearwater Georgia". CD features a bonus alternate take of "Evil On My Mind". CD
Also available Girl Give Me Love (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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VandalsI Saw Her In A Mustang (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 24.99
A really cool group from mid 60s Florida – one who are every bit as garagey as the best groups in the Pacific Northwest, but also seem to have a great Southern California way of harmonizing their vocals! Most of the work here was never issued at the time – but the tracks work fantastically together as a full album – showing not just the group's great ear for their own sort of catchy, colorful tunes – but also a real love of The Beatles, who they cover here on a number of tracks – clearly a strong inspiration for their sound, although The Vandals really make things sound very different than the fab four! Titles include "We're The Vandals", "I Saw Her In A Mustang", "Alright", "The Night Before", "Charlie Brown", "Another Girl", "The Joker", "Lies", "Stop Get A Ticket", "I Need You", "Mystery", and "Do You Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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WhateverValley Of Death (Or Whatever) (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, 1967. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Brilliant work from a Long Island group who are really known for just one famous single, but who also managed to cut a few other tracks at the time – all brought together here to make a long-overdue album for the group! "Valley Of Death" is the group's sole single – a great garage reworking of the poem "The Charge Of The Light Brigade", taken into really sinister territory – issued under the name of The Whatever, although the group also existed as The Raincoats and The Lookouts, both of who are featured here – alongside two very cool car dealership songs the group cut for Wolfinger Dodge! Titles include "The Valley Of Death", "More Than Fair", "Conscience", "Stranger", "No More Do I Dream", "You're Mine", "Away From You", and "Talking Out Of Turn" – plus two cool "Wolfinger Dodge" jingles, with surprisingly profane announcements! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Pandora's Box ... CD
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A searing collection of work from the tiny Garland Record label – most of which was not issued at the time, but which together presents the label as a powerhouse of newly-minted hard rock from the Northwest scene! This package definitely blows away previous collections of work on the label – and has a very different vibe too, as you might guess from the Kiss-style makeup of the group who play on the cover! For some reason, only three of these cuts saw the light of day at the end of the 60s – which makes the whole thing a wonderfully rich discovery – full of the kind of raw, rare, hard rock treasures you usually find on more metal-centric labels. Titles include "Back Street Queen" and "Slave Driver" by Eclipse, "Stone Mountain" by The Other Side, "They'll Pass Me By" and "Day Dreams II" by Messick, "Don't Be A Fool" by Inner Circle, "Thor's Hammer" by Loyal Opposition, "Hey Joe" by Zero End, and "Don't Want To Be Alone" by High Voltage. CD

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VariousGritty 60s Garage Rock & Punk – Special Assortment Multi-Purpose (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really great little collection, and one that definitely delivers the grit promised in the title – served up here on an assortment of super-rare garage rock tracks from the glory days of the mid 60s – that moment when it seemed as if every spare space in America was filled with a local band rehearsing their guitar-driven dreams with a new sort of intensity! If you dig work by The Seeds, Standells, and other big names of the generation, you'll find plenty to love here – but served up by a host of great acts that we never would have discovered otherwise – brought to light by the efforts of the folks at Beat Rocket. The set even includes a young Jerry Mathers (of Leave It To Beaver fame) making a rare rock track – on "Happiness Is Havin" by Beaver & The Trappers – served up next to cuts that include "Makin Love" by The Sloths, "Crystalize Your Mind" by Living Children, "You're Bringing Me Down" by Trans Atlantic Train, "I'll Cry" by the Soul Owners, "Don't Be Surprised" by The Satyrs, and "I'll Get My Way" by The Chimney Sweeps. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPotato Chip – Crunchy Dunwich Guitar (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dunwich/Beat Rocket, New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 34.99 On July 15, 2022
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✨✧ PreachersStay Out Of My World (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed/Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Preachers may be wearing priest-style collars on the cover, but the group have a sinister sound that's quite far from anything you'll hear in church – a sinister South Cali blend of guitar, organ, and just a bit of fuzz – very much like some of the best styles coming out of the Sunset Strip scene at the time! In truth, these guys hail from a bit farther north, up in the San Fernando Valley – but they've got a rock-solid quality here to match some of the best indie legends of the LA scene of the time – territory that the group almost hit with a handful of releases on the Moonglow and Pep Records labels. Those rare singles are combined here with five unissued tracks – all to make a much-needed full length look at a group who fell apart just as they were coming together – on titles that include "The Zeke", "Stay Out Of My World", "Just Don't Complain", "Chicken Papa", "Pain & Sorrow", "Hey Joe", "Who Do You Love", "Moanin", and "Quit Talkin Bout Him". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGritty 60s Garage Rock & Punk – Special Assortment Multi-Purpose ... CD
Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great little collection, and one that definitely delivers the grit promised in the title – served up here on an assortment of super-rare garage rock tracks from the glory days of the mid 60s – that moment when it seemed as if every spare space in America was filled with a local band rehearsing their guitar-driven dreams with a new sort of intensity! If you dig work by The Seeds, Standells, and other big names of the generation, you'll find plenty to love here – but served up by a host of great acts that we never would have discovered otherwise – brought to light by the efforts of the folks at Beat Rocket. The set even includes a young Jerry Mathers (of Leave It To Beaver fame) making a rare rock track – on "Happiness Is Havin" by Beaver & The Trappers – served up next to cuts that include "Makin Love" by The Sloths, "Crystalize Your Mind" by Living Children, "You're Bringing Me Down" by Trans Atlantic Train, "I'll Cry" by the Soul Owners, "Don't Be Surprised" by The Satyrs, and "I'll Get My Way" by The Chimney Sweeps. CD
Also available Gritty 60s Garage Rock & Punk – Special Assortment Multi-Purpose (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ PreachersStay Out Of My World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sundazed/Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Preachers may be wearing priest-style collars on the cover, but the group have a sinister sound that's quite far from anything you'll hear in church – a sinister South Cali blend of guitar, organ, and just a bit of fuzz – very much like some of the best styles coming out of the Sunset Strip scene at the time! In truth, these guys hail from a bit farther north, up in the San Fernando Valley – but they've got a rock-solid quality here to match some of the best indie legends of the LA scene of the time – territory that the group almost hit with a handful of releases on the Moonglow and Pep Records labels. Those rare singles are combined here with five unissued tracks – all to make a much-needed full length look at a group who fell apart just as they were coming together – on titles that include "The Zeke", "Stay Out Of My World", "Just Don't Complain", "Chicken Papa", "Pain & Sorrow", "Hey Joe", "Who Do You Love", "Moanin", and "Quit Talkin Bout Him". CD features two bonus tracks – an early version of "Moanin" and "Quit Talkin Bout Him (publishing demo)". CD

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✨✧ Mam'sellesIt's A Bubble Gum World ... CD
Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little record from a very obscure girl group of the 60s – a trio who recorded this sweet little set in a Nashville studio, then unfortunately had it packaged in one of those cheap "stock" covers that labels would sometimes use – which may be the reason why it barely saw the light of day at the time! The approach is a mix of vocal and rock modes – no guitar at all, and instead plenty of Cordovox organ, which is used with a variety of instrumental effects – making for a cool sound that's nice and lean, but which provides a great accompaniment to the drums and the vocals of the girls! There's also some trumpet on the record too – and like the organ, the instrument gets some space to stretch out in some of the more instrumental titles. The set includes some very cool remakes of classics – including "Walkin The Dog", "Oye Como Va", "Son Of A Preacher Man", "Keep The Customer Satisfied", and "Mack The Knife" – plus the original tune "Bubble Gum World". CD

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✨✧ Mam'sellesIt's A Bubble Gum World (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little record from a very obscure girl group of the 60s – a trio who recorded this sweet little set in a Nashville studio, then unfortunately had it packaged in one of those cheap "stock" covers that labels would sometimes use – which may be the reason why it barely saw the light of day at the time! The approach is a mix of vocal and rock modes – no guitar at all, and instead plenty of Cordovox organ, which is used with a variety of instrumental effects – making for a cool sound that's nice and lean, but which provides a great accompaniment to the drums and the vocals of the girls! There's also some trumpet on the record too – and like the organ, the instrument gets some space to stretch out in some of the more instrumental titles. The set includes some very cool remakes of classics – including "Walkin The Dog", "Oye Como Va", "Son Of A Preacher Man", "Keep The Customer Satisfied", and "Mack The Knife" – plus the original tune "Bubble Gum World". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Snuff Box (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool collection of work from the surprisingly deep musical well of Garland Records – a Pacific Northwest imprint that's maybe best known for some garagey gems, but who here display a great ability to cut country-tinged records too! The vibe here is a bit Bakersfield, but filtered through some of the country rock modes that were bubbling up on the LA scene too – far from Nashville, with leaner arrangements and strong use of guitar in the lead – served up by a host of obscure Oregon acts who also echo that shifting wave north of country music audiences as Cali was changing in the 60s! The package is as well done as other entries in this series – and titles include "Hard Workin Woman" and "Tippy Toeing" by Cascade Sweethearts, "Since Daddy's Not Around" by Jim Thompson & The Colts, "China Doll" by Geronia Coyle & The G Tones, "Friends Of Mine" by The Heard, "You Aint' Goin Nowhere" by Tyme, "Laura" by Chuck Wray, and "There's A Time & A Place For Everything" by Hubert Averette & The G Tones. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousRockets Of Love – Power Pop Gems From The 70s, 80s, & 90s ... CD
Ace/Big Beat (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's the great Cheap Trick on the cover – an image that gives you a very good idea of what you'll find inside – the kind of cool, catchy tunes that group mastered in the 70s – served up here by a really surprising range of artists from later years too! The "power pop" here is the key – as tunes are filled with hooks, and could certainly hit the charts – but also lie in that special space between punk, new wave, and early indie modes – heard here on cuts that run for a lot longer than the best-known power pop years of the late 70s and early 80s. The territory's a nice change from the usual Ace Records mode – and the set features 24 tracks that include "The Popular Girl" by Martin Newell, "I Need You" by The Wonders, "Whatever Happened To Fun" by Candy, "It's You Tonight" by The Flashcubes, "Foolish" by DM3, "Mary Anne" by Marshall Crenshaw, "Modern Man" by 4 Out Of 5 Doctors, "Winter In The Hamptons" by Josh Rouse, "I Wanna Be A Teen Again" by Tom Foolery, "Rocket O Love" by The Knack, "Never To Come Again" by Brad Jones, "Had To Make You Mine" by Cheap Trick, "Storybook" by The Blow Pops, and "Hearts In Her Eyes" by The Records. CD
 
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VariousGreatest Hits From Outer Space ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A mad mix of space-age instrumentals, groovy vocal tunes, and lots lots more – and definitely one of the coolest compilations we've ever seen! The cover states that "a galaxy of stars goes where no other compilation has ever gone before" – and we can definitely agree with that claim, given the unique feel of the music, and the wonderful assortment of tracks in the set! The set list draws on many different genres – early rock, offbeat country, easy instrumentals, sound library gems, and lots more – all to bring together a startling array of sounds that's more than enough to send you into outer space on your own. Weird tracks are mixed nicely with tuneful numbers – so that there's a really great sense of discovery as the set rolls on – a vibe that's as well-chosen as some of Ace Records' Halloween compilations, but in a sci fi sort of mode. Titles include "Armstrong" by John Stewart, "Destination Moon" by The Ames Brothers, "Lunar Rhapsody" by Les Baxter, "Happy Blues For John Glenn" by Lightnin Hopkins, "Theme From Star Trek" by Leonard Nimoy, "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" by Bobby Womack, "Doctor Who" by BBC Radiophonic Workshop, "Visa To The Stars" by Jean Jacques Perry & Gershon Kingsley, "Rocket To The Moon" by Moon Mullican, "Forbidden Planet" by David Rose, "Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon" by Themla Houston, and "Footprints On The Moon" by Johnny Harris. (Funky Compilations, Rock) CD

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VariousSwamp Pop By The Bayou – Let's Get Together Tonight ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Drop the "pop" from the title, and focus on the "swamp" – as the sounds here are a heady brew of all that was going down in the backwaters of the Louisiana scene at the end of the 50s – strands of blues, hillbilly, R&B, and early rock modes – all served up with a style that's quite different than some of the more polished work coming from up north! Some of these cuts echo familiar New Orleans modes, but most are very unique numbers that really show the special sort of vibe that was happening in Louisiana at the time – a real musical crossroads whose influence had later impact on styles in Texas, Tennessee, and other points south! As usual with Ace Records, not only is the choice of music great, but the presentation is too – with loads of notes that really illuminate these 28 rare tunes – titles that include "If You Don't Want Me" by Warren Storm, "Never Let Her Go" by Gene Terry & His Downbeats, "I'll Be Coming Home To You" by Hal Young & The Electras, "Where Should I Go" by Gabe Dean, "The Snake" by Merton Thibodeaux, "Lucy Lou" by Vince Anthony & The Blue Notes, "It's Too Late" by Rocket Morgan, "Now Is The Time" by Charlotte Hunter, "Play A Song For My Baby" by Rod Bernard, "Searching For Love" by Charles Page & The Rockin Aces, and "I Got Loaded" by Ken Lindsey. CD

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✨✧ Stark RealityActing Thinking Feeling – The Complete Works 1968 to 1978 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from The Stark Reality – an obscure group from the early 70s, but one who've really risen to fame over the years – thanks to their groundbreaking ear for new music, and their freewheeling way with a funky groove! This package brings together all the incredible work recorded by the group in the late 60s and early 70s – a mindblowing assortment of funky and fuzzy jazz tracks – almost all of which are graced by the offbeat vibes work of Monty Stark! Stark often adds a bit of distortion into his instrument, which makes for a very tripped-out approach to vibes – one that blends perfectly with the heavy funk of some of the rhythms, and the freaky guitar lines added to most tracks by a young John Abercrombie. Yet at other times, things are very laidback and chilled-out – balanced beautifully from track to track, in a way that illustrates the larger picture the group were always going for in their music. This massive package brings together everything Stark Reality ever recorded – their famous Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop album, the Acting Thinking Feeling live performance, the Roller Coaster Ride/1969 album, and lots of rare singles too – more than enough music to please any fan of the group, and blow the minds of anyone who's just getting a first taste. Titles include "Roller Coaster Ride", "On Being Black", "New World Generation", "Theme To Say Brother", "Dreams", "Clouds", "All You Need To Make Music", "Rocket Ship", "Cooking", "The Old Prospector", and "Junkman's Song". Great package too – with two LP-styled CD sleeves inside a larger case, plus a big booklet of notes and photos! (Jazz, Rock) CD

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✨✧ VariousGreatest Hits From Outer Space ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mad mix of space-age instrumentals, groovy vocal tunes, and lots lots more – and definitely one of the coolest compilations we've ever seen! The cover states that "a galaxy of stars goes where no other compilation has ever gone before" – and we can definitely agree with that claim, given the unique feel of the music, and the wonderful assortment of tracks in the set! The set list draws on many different genres – early rock, offbeat country, easy instrumentals, sound library gems, and lots more – all to bring together a startling array of sounds that's more than enough to send you into outer space on your own. Weird tracks are mixed nicely with tuneful numbers – so that there's a really great sense of discovery as the set rolls on – a vibe that's as well-chosen as some of Ace Records' Halloween compilations, but in a sci fi sort of mode. Titles include "Armstrong" by John Stewart, "Destination Moon" by The Ames Brothers, "Lunar Rhapsody" by Les Baxter, "Happy Blues For John Glenn" by Lightnin Hopkins, "Theme From Star Trek" by Leonard Nimoy, "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" by Bobby Womack, "Doctor Who" by BBC Radiophonic Workshop, "Visa To The Stars" by Jean Jacques Perry & Gershon Kingsley, "Rocket To The Moon" by Moon Mullican, "Forbidden Planet" by David Rose, "Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon" by Themla Houston, and "Footprints On The Moon" by Johnny Harris. (Funky Compilations, Rock) CD
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