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DuffyScruffy Duffy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Duffy look plenty scruffy on the cover – and they sound equally so in their music – which is a rough-edged blend of hard rock and more freewheeling modes! At some points, these guys sound like a 70s refinement of earlier blues rock modes – but at other times, they've got a complexity and deftness that almost reminds us of early Rush – who, we guess, were almost in similar territory themselves at this time! The group can clearly take off to the skies if they want – but they also do a great job of eschewing more progressive indulgence to really give things a sharper punch. Titles include "Joker", "Banker", "I Can't Help The Way I Am", "Running Away", "Ode To Clay", and "The Browns". CD features bonus tracks – "Joker (first version)", "Banker (first version)", "The 1959 Rock N Roll Bop (first version)", "St John's (first mix)", and "Ode To Clay (first mix)". CD

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FeltTrain Above The City ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99 About February 10, 2022
The title's got a subtle sort of poetry, one that's really reflected in the music – especially as this time around, they eschew their familiar organ and guitar for lots of jazzy work on piano and vibes – served up here in an all-instrumental mode! The album's not entirely jazz, but maybe not far off either – and the vibes are handled both by Gary Ainge and Martin Duffy, the latter of whom plays a fair bit of piano as well. Usual mainman Lawrence seems to have nothing to do with the record – all songs are by Ainge and Duffy too – and titles include "Train Above The City", "Run Chico Run", "Press Softly On The Brakes Holly", "Spectral Morning", "Seahorses On Broadway", and "On Weegee's Sidewalk". CD

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VariousHalcyon Days – 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul, & Freakbeat Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
Strawberry (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A really well-titled compilation – one that gets at the special mix of music that was happening in the London mod scene of the 60s – a blend of styles that's way different than was going on here in the US at the time! There's certainly some bigger names on the collection – but the real appeal is the way those artists mix with others that never crossed the Atlantic back in the day – jazz singers, blues artists, ska/rocksteady singers, and even some UK soul artists who round out the collection and really help make a bridge between different styles! Most tunes are upbeat and pretty darn groovy – supported by a big booklet of notes that offers details on every one of the 87 artists within – a large lineup that includes Duffy Power, Richard Kent Style, Ronnie Jones, Zoot Money, Trendbender Band, Barry St John, The Chantelles, Bo Street Runners, Mark Wirtz, Rainbow Ffolly, Katch 22, Heinz, The In Crowd, Belfast Gypsies, Kevin King Lear, Artwoods, Pretty Things, Creation, David Bowie, Barney J Barnes, Rupert & The Red Devils, Andy Ellison, Plastic Penny, Australian Playboys, The Shame, Truly Smith, The Alan Bown, and many others. CD

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VariousRiding The Rock Machine – British 70s Classic Rock (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
Classic rock from before it was classic – but a set that's also filled with lots of musical surprises too! This isn't a batch of the oldies you'll hear played perpetually in the too-small set lists of classic rock FM stations over here – and instead, the box brings together a mix of gems and overlooked cuts from some of the bigger acts from the UK scene of the early 70s – groups that were on their way to becoming "classic", but others who were maybe a bit more obscure, and really just the sort of stuff for the cognoscenti who were hitting the record racks! As with the other wonderful 3CD packages on Grapefruit, there's a huge amount to discover here – alongside other cuts that really help put everything in perspective – a set list that features 59 titles in all, with work by Fat Mattress, Atomic Rooster, 10CC, Family, Bebop Deluxe, Strider, Bullfrog, Maggot, Trapeze, Fancy, Stray, Silverhead, Man, Faces, Medicine Head, Blackfoot Sue, Rococo, Duffy, City Boy, and others – next to some well-chosen cuts from The Who, Alan Parsons Project, ELO, Jethro Tull, and others. The whole thing comes with a very illuminating booklet of notes on each cut – and the collection is a very illuminating look at this time that's usually represented in a much more stale setting. CD
 
 
 



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