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✨✧ Kevin Ayers/John Cale/Brian Eno/NicoJune 1, 1974 ... CD
Island/Elemental (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A seminal live set that brings together the best talents from mid 70s leftfield rock – a unique meeting of Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Robert Wyatt, and Mike Oldfield! The concert is one that was initially Ayers' gig – but he had the foresight to invite the others along – and the result is a brilliant criss-crossing of modes that draws on the legacy of Roxy Music, Soft Machine, and The Velvets – but which bristles with the darker moments of each players' solo career. Ayers sings on about half the set – but Nico also turns in a reading of her take on "The End", and Eno sings on versions of his classics "Baby's On Fire" and "Driving Me Backwards". Other tracks include "May I", "Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes", "Two Goes Into Four", and "Heartbreak Hotel". CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ John CaleAnimal Justice EP ... 12-inch
Illegal (UK), 1977. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "Chicken Sh*t", "Memphis", and "Hedda Gabbler". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a small stain on the front.)

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✨✧ John CaleParis 1919 ... LP
Reprise, 1973. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from John Cale – proof that in his years after The Velvet Underground, he was one hell of a talented solo act! The songs are all wonderfully written, and supported by orchestrations that are light, but which bring some overall depth to the record – a sense of class, but not in a too-slick studio-heavy way – more in the mode of some of the work coming out of the UK at the tail end of the 60s – particularly on Island Records. Although Cale's vocal approach here (and elsewhere) is often somewhat flat, that quality is also one of the most compelling aspects of the record – as it creates a tension with the warmer orchestrations, and a dark undercurrent that's totally great – a bit like some of Brian Eno's first few vocal albums, but more tuneful overall. Titles include "Hanky Panky Nohow", "Andalucia", "Paris 1919", "Graham Greene", "Half Past France", "Antartica Starts Here", and "Macbeth". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Brown label stereo pressing, including lyric insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John CaleSlow Dazzle ... LP
Island, 1975. Very Good ... $19.99
Dazzling work from John Cale – exactly the kind of record that shows why his solo years were so great! The record's got this unusual vibe – on one hand, it's put together like a more conventional rock set of the time – but on the other, it's got strange dark currents that run through the whole thing in very weird ways – a bit like some of the Roxy Music edges from the early years. No surprise, both Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera contribute strongly to the set – but the energy of the record definitely comes from Cale's great songwriting and offbeat vocals – and his great ear for a weird-sounding tune. Titles include "Mr Wilson", "Rollaroll", "Ski Patrol", "Guts", "The Jeweller", and Cale's famous version of "Heartbreak Hotel". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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John CaleWords For The Dying ... LP
Opal/Warner, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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John Cale & Terry RileyChurch of Anthrax ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ ... $44.99
One of those landmark meetings of mighty talents that sounds even better on record than it does on paper – as the set somehow finds this really special space that's completely between all the best early 70s modes of both Terry Riley and John Cale! Cale was really coming into his own at the time as a solo act – creating amazing records after leaving the Velvet Underground, but also still tied to the deeper art scene from which he emerged. Riley was on the way to becoming one of the most popular of the more modern composers – thanks to a nod from The Who, and a big audience for his wonderfully trippy records on Columbia. The label allowed the pair to create this really special music here – sounds that borrow from Riley's minimalism, while also having some of the darkness of Cale's own compositions – and coming across with this jagged, almost modal sort of approach that's really great. Cale only sings on one song, and the rest of the set is instrumental – as Riley plays piano, organ, and soprano sax – and Cale joins in on bass, guitar, viola, and harpsichord. The two of them groove together in these totally cool tracks that build and build, with minimal lines repeating over and over in endlessly fascinating groove – in a way that touches on a weirdly funky mode! The cut "Ides Of March" has the potential to be dancefloor groover in the jazz dance scene, and there's lots of other great tracks like "Church of Anthrax", "The Protege", and "The Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Morning GloryTwo Suns Worth ... LP
Fontana, 1968. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A bit more rough-edged than some of their late 60s contemporaries, but a group who's definitely got some Sunshine Pop leanings! The group features mixed male and female lead vocals – often with one more strongly out front – and a sound that's sunny, but also pretty fuzzy too – with an emphasis on the guitar parts that no doubt comes from the trippier production efforts of Abe "Voco" Kesh, and possibly from John Cale – who helped out engineering the session. There's a nice edge to most numbers – a sense of sweetness that's often trying to shake itself loose with a big more grit and growl – and titles include "Stone Good Day", "Even When I'm Up I'm Down", "Jelly Gas Flame", "I See A Light", "Need Someone", "I Cry", "Hey Little Girl", and "So Glad Being Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ NicoDesertshore ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Nico – easily one of her most haunting albums ever, and a huge step forward even from the sublime Chelsea Girl record! John Cale produced and arranged the album, and plays some extra-spooky harmonium throughout – an instrument that's got the same low, dead tones as Nico's vocals – which makes for a wonderfully haunting blend! Parts of the record echo the minimal explorations that Cale did with Terry Riley, but in a different way – with heroin definitely playing strongly as part of the aesthetic. The album's a gem through and through – definitely one of the few crucial solo works from Nico – and titles include "My Only Child", "All That Is My Own", "Afraid", "Janitor Of Lunacy", and "Abschied". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on 4 Men With Beards.)

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NicoEnd ... LP
Island, 1974. Near Mint- ... $69.99
One of Nico's darkest albums – and the kind of record we always suggest to those who doubt her genius! The incredibly spare set has Nico playing harmonium, which makes for a spooky off-kilter sound that really gives the record a somber approach – especially as the instrument sounds a heck of a lot like her voice – very dark and moody, with lots of offbeat tones! Nico also gets some hip help, too – as the set features Brian Eno on keyboards, and production by John Cale – who also plays a huge variety of odd instruments too. Titles include a sublime 9 minute reading of The Doors' "The End", one that makes the original seem like candy floss – plus the tracks "Secret Side", "Innocent & Vain", "Valley Of The Kings", "We've Got The Gold", and "It Has Not Taken Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ NicoMarble Index ... LP
Elektra, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazingly spooky stuff from Nico! The album's only Nico's second solo album – after the legendary Chelsea Girls for Verve – but it's got a spark, stark, totally-drained quality that's immediately gripping. John Cale handled production, and he's working here with Nico in a junkie haze of violin, harmonium, and other jagged instrumentation – all set to perfectly balance against the flatness and lack of emotion in the vocals, in a way that still sends chills up our spine every time we hear it! The whole thing's great – and titles include "Julius Caesar", "Evening Of Light", "Lawns Of Dawn", "Ari's Song", "Facing The Wind", and "Frozen Warnings". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Sundazed pressing.)

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Velvet UndergroundLoaded ... LP
Cotillion, 1970. Near Mint- ... $79.99
The end of the road for the Velvet Underground – but a set that's also one of the group's best-remembered albums too! The record marked a big shift for the group – a move to Atco from Verve, continuing to work without John Cale – and the sound is possibly more rockish and straight ahead than some of their previous efforts (certainly compared to White Light/White Heat) – but always with that dark edge that Lou Reed could bring to the music! In a way, the whole thing's almost a recasting of all the advances made in 60s rock, but seen through a lens that shows the darker corners and shadows that have crept up alongside – that kind of subtle, yet extremely powerful quality that Reed would bring to his long run of solo albums in the 70s – but served up here with more of an edge, in the definite VU fashion. Titles include the seminal classics – "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll", plus "Cool It Down", "New Age", "Head Held High", "Lonesome Cowboy Bill", "Oh Sweet Nuthin", and "I Found A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cotillion pressing with Broadway address, with PRC/AT etches, including the Atlantic inner sleeve.)
Also available Loaded (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 19.99

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Velvet UndergroundLoaded (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Cotillion, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The end of the road for the Velvet Underground – but a set that's also one of the group's best-remembered albums too! The record marked a big shift for the group – a move to Atco from Verve, continuing to work without John Cale – and the sound is possibly more rockish and straight ahead than some of their previous efforts (certainly compared to White Light/White Heat) – but always with that dark edge that Lou Reed could bring to the music! In a way, the whole thing's almost a recasting of all the advances made in 60s rock, but seen through a lens that shows the darker corners and shadows that have crept up alongside – that kind of subtle, yet extremely powerful quality that Reed would bring to his long run of solo albums in the 70s – but served up here with more of an edge, in the definite VU fashion. Titles include the seminal classics – "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll", plus "Cool It Down", "New Age", "Head Held High", "Lonesome Cowboy Bill", "Oh Sweet Nuthin", and "I Found A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Loaded ... LP 79.99

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VariousTroublemakers ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP ... $11.99
A classic compilation that was a key primer on punk rock and new wave for the mainstream in the US – one that pulls together some of the best late 70s tracks from both sides of the Atlantic, into one package that's overstuffed with great work! Most of these numbers have gone onto be classics, but a few are ones that didn't stand the test of time – and titles include "Subways" by Urban Verbs, "Map Reference 41 N 93 W" by Wire, "Temper" by John Cale, "Social Fools" by Devo, "I'm Straight" by Modern Lovers, "Busy Little B Side" by Pearl Harbor & The Explosions, "Swan Lake" by Public Image, "Anthrax" by Gang Of Four, "No Fun" by Sex Pistols, "Video Killed The Radio Star" by Buggles, and "Nervous Breakdown" by Brian Briggs. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Flesh EatersI Used To Be Pretty ... LP
Yep Roc, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $13.99 22.99
The most legendary Flesh Eaters line-up – Chris D, Dave Alvin, John Doe, Bill Bateman, Steve Berlin, and DJ Bonebrake – back with a full scale reunion for the first time in decades! Now as much as ever, The Flesh Eaters are a vessel for Chris D's smart and serious lit quality punk poetry, with macabre lyrical themes that give it a dark, distinctive edge. And what a vessel he has with these seasoned genre-defying legends from X, Los Lobos and The Blasters, all seemingly invigorated here, especially Alvin – who must love putting aside the rootsier vibe of his solo work and The Blasters once in a while – and Berlin and Bonebrake on bringing in some cool noirish R&B sax, marimba & percussion. Titles include "Black Temptation", "House Amid The Thickets", "She's Like Heroin To Me", "Miss Muerte", "Cinderella" and lots more. It gets better the deeper into the tracklist you go, too...these guys learned thing or 2 about pacing over the years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousDoo Wop Nuggets Vol 1 – Deserie ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic collection of unusual doo wop tunes – and one that really lives up to the "nuggets" in the title, given how obscure many of these tunes have remained over the years! The style is great – tunes that really showcase the vocal skills of these young groups – at a level that's completely amazing, both on the mellow cuts and the more upbeat numbers – all without any of the hoke or cliche that sometimes comes from the overplayed hits that can keep new listeners away from digging vintage doo wop at its best. In fact, it's probably more accurate to think of this material as group harmony soul overall – even with some of the more rock-oriented acts – as there's an approach here that undeniably helped shape the sound of soul music in years to come. Titles on this first volume include "Please Be My Love Tonight" by The Charades, "Gunga Din" by The Contenders, "Deserie" by The Charts, "I Walk Alone" by The Vocaleers, "Tonight Kathleen" by The Valentines, "I'm Spinning" by Kripp Johnson, "Bob O Link" by The Smart Tones, "Have A Heart" by The Del Rays, "One Teardrop Too Late" by Valentino & The Lovers, "At Times Like This" by The Originals, "I Wanna Chance" by the Vows, and "You Can't Even Be My Friend" by The Escorts. (Soul, Rock) CD

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VariousWhat's This I Hear – The Sound Of Tulsa 1957 to 1961 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
Tulsa, Oklahoma may not be the biggest city on the American scene – but at the end of the 50s, there was definitely something special going on – a strong underground of top talents and sharp-edged musical minds – which includes the great rocker Rocky Curtiss, and later stars David Gates and JJ Cale! Much of the music here is in that cross between country and early rock and roll that you might expect – maybe a bit rockabilly, but also with some Texas bluesy currents drifting through the mix at times – a clear indication of the honky tonks in which some of these artists must have been working! The package features a total of 22 gems from these early Tulsa years – and titles include "Always Be True" by The Tri-Lads, "You'll Be My Baby" by David Gates, "Ain't That Loving You Baby" by Johnny Cale Quintette, "Cool It" by Flash Terry, "Baby Shame" by Clyde Stacy, "Sneaky" by Johnny Cale, "I Hate Myself" by Ale Sweatt, "Cherry Pie" by The Tri-Lads, "Dream Lover" by Rocky Curtiss & The Harmony Flames, "What's This I Hear" by David Gates, and "The Purple Onion" by Johnny Cale. CD
 
 
 



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