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 moreCD
The swaggering, hard grooving and hard rocking debut of Aerosmith! While "Dream On" gets as much or more rock radio play than any song should ever need, it's actually pretty easy to overlook just how good the rest of the record is. They may borrow the bluesy swagger of the Stones and ... read moreCD
Agitation Free —
Last ... LP Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy ...
The last album from the legendary early run of Agitation Free – and a set that definitely shows the group at the top of their game! The tracks are long, but never rambling – jamming, but never in a noodly way – and these guys really show why their contribution to German prog was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arrebato ... CD International Anthem, 2015. New Copy ...
Mighty nice work from a really inventive duo – the team of Ryan Oslance on drums and Shane Parish on guitar – both musicians who work with a criss-crossing sound that's part jazz, flavored maybe partly by rock – in a blend that really continues the legacy of some important Chicago ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groovy rock gem from the late 60s by Alan Bown – The Alan Bown! LP from '69! The Alan Bown group was unique in that they were led by a trumpet player– Bown also plays flugelhorn and maracas on the set – with blue-eyed-soulful vocals by a young Robert Palmer! Really nice stuff ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has some light wear, but this is a great copy.)
A string of obscure work from Polish singer/songwriter Marek Alaszewski – best known for his contributions to the legendary hard rock group Klan – but heard here in a variety of different settings! Some of the music here feels like Klan, but other tracks are maybe more personal too ... read moreCD
A really experimental set from the Italian scene of the 70s – an album that might easily fit in the great legacy of albums on the Cramps label, even though it was issued by the artist himself! The approach is very unique – as the record mostly features organ and keyboard lines from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus 7 inch, 3 inserts and big format poster!)
One of the more obscure outings from the British underground folk scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's way way different than contemporary work on the bigger labels, and which sounds as if it was conceived and recorded a fair bit away from the mainstream! The instrumentation is a mix ... 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
A wild mix of late 60s Nashville songcraft and worldly psychedelic country rock from Rex Allen Jr! Rex is the son of the legendary cowboy singer Rex Allen – and later on he carried the old man's wandering western troubadour torch – but this lost record is darker, stranger and groovier ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with wide red tape along the top and bottom seams.)
Phil Alvin with Sun Ra & Dirty Dozen Brass Band —
UnSung Stories ... CD Warner/Big Beat (UK), 1986. New Copy ...
Maybe the strongest solo project ever from Phil Alvin – a late 80s effort dedicated to the romping R&B sounds of the 50s – done with great help from both the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Sun Ra Arkestra! A number of cuts are from the glory days of the R&B single – and ... read moreCD
Two sets of rare recordings from the Finnish Broadcasting vaults – both issued here for the first time! CD
Africa ... CD Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ...
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Amazing Blondel —
Blondel ... LP Island, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
All songs by Eddie Baird – and titles include "Sailing", "Lesson One", "Depression", "Easy Come Easy Go", "Young Man's Fancy", and "The Leaving Of The Country Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Island pressing – with pink rim label, and blue inner sleeve! Cover has some light wear.)
Overlooked later work from America – not the huge AM radio hits from the time when the group was a trio, and produced by George Martin – but instead, material from a point when they'd trimmed down to a duo, and really found a great way to move their music forward! The approach here ... read moreCD
A big international record from Amon Duul – and for good reason, too – as the set's filled with catchy little tracks that have this really cool blend of prog and glam! The style's almost like Roxy Music at points – with the vocals all compressed in the guitars, and this sinister ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
A fantastic package of work from The Animals – all their great second chapter albums for MGM, offered up here with bonus tracks too! First up is Winds Of Change, presented in both stereo and mono mixes – one of The Animals' most psychedelic outings ever – and also a bit funky at ... read moreCD
Wonderfully groovy work from Antoine – one of the hipper French singers of the mid 60s, and an artist who mixed headier sounds with some of the upbeat French pop modes of the time! The rhythms and instrumentation are often in the best jaunty mode we love from Parisian record of the period ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
(Sleeve has aging and some spots of melted wax on the front.)
Aphrodite's Child —
666 ... CD Vertigo, 1970. Used 2 CDs ...
One of the coolest rock concept albums ever – and arguably the crowning moment for Aphrodite's Child – an incredibly hip Greek group from the early 70s – featuring a young Demis Roussos on vocals, and Vangelis Papathanassiou on organ, piano, vibes, flute, and a lot of other ... read moreCD
A fantastic blend of avant ideas, progressive instrumentation, and very offbeat expression – the kind of record that made the Italian scene of the 70s so special – and one of the most consistently creative on the European continent! Area might be thought of loosely as a prog band ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The landmark first album from Joan Armatrading – a singer who's almost a genre unto herself! The album's awash with Joan's early collaborations with songwriter Pam Nestor – pairing hear with Armatrading at a level that's almost like that of Bernie Taupin and Elton John during the same ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of great albums from the overlooked Ars Nova – back to back in a single set! First up is the 1968 self-titled Ars Nova – a wonderful little set of post-folk rock – with lots of lovely baroque touches! Ars Nova were really short-lived group – known for only two rare ... read moreCD
The second tripped-out set from Ars Nova – an under-remembered late 60s group who had a great talent for blending together a range of different styles! At some level, Ars Nova share qualities with some of the harder-jamming groups of their time – but they've also got a sound that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and clear tape on the seams.)