A warm, timeless batch of tunes from Golden Smog – by this point a bonafide late 90s neo-classic Americana (none of these fellows ever seemed all that fond of being tagged as "alt-country" so we won't do that to 'em) supergroup – a loose collective over the years which in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. Green colored vinyl with etched vinyl.)
Fantastic freaky sounds by The Golliwogs – the group who later morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival – but who already sound pretty great themselves! The style is close to Creedence, but nicely different too – much more garage rock overall, with the vocals of John Fogerty ... read moreCD
Fantastic freaky sounds by The Golliwogs – the group who later morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival – but who already sound pretty great themselves! The style is close to Creedence, but nicely different too – much more garage rock overall, with the vocals of John Fogerty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure later album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's far more mature and adult than you might know from her 60s girl pop hits! The album's cut for Motown's MoWest subsidiary, and has the same hip style as other albums on the label at the time – kind of a California ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A triumphant return for The Gorillaz – as improbably (impossibly!?) brilliant as ever! Much like the real life post-millennium culture we all inhabit, The Gorillaz exist in a world both virtual and physical – with artist and conceptualist Jamie Hewlett, singer/guiding force Damon Albarn ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc!)
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Spalax (France), 1981. Used ...
Some of the most beautiful sounds ever crafted from Manuel Gottsching – work that's a lot more tuneful and fluid than some of his material with Ash Ra Tempel – and which maybe has more of an 80s vibe overall! That's not to say that Gottsching's gone in for electro pop – just that ... read moreCD
One of the holy grails of British folk at the end of the 60s – and one of those records that really shows why the UK scene was so different than the US at the time! Davy Graham belongs right up there with John Renbourn or Bert Jansch for his skills on the guitar – maybe jazzier than ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grand Funk —
Phoenix ... LP Capitol, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The seminal debut of The Grateful Dead – a record that was maybe as important to the American psychedelic scene as the first two albums by Pink Floyd were to the UK! Like those sets, this one almost seems to come out of nowhere – still very much a part of its time, with trippiness and ... read moreCD
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning set from David Grubbs – an artist who's been blowing our minds for decades, and who never ceases to surprise us! This time around, Grubbs mixes longform guitar passages with a slight sense of improvisation at times – adding in trumpet from Nate Wooley on five of the album's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson —
Off Road ... CD Blue Chopsticks/Drag City, 2002. Used ...
A set that's as freaky as you might guess from the cover – played by a German jazz ensemble who aren't afraid to let their hair down! The group's biggish, and the music has a great funky big band vibe – especially in the mode of some of the hippest large groups on the MPS label during ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums ever made by Bruce Haack – the mad musician who's best known for his electronic work, but who also left behind a huge legacy of self-produced work for children! This album was done in collaboration with Miss Nelson – Esther Nelson, a dance instructor who worked ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
A great second chapter from Haircut 100 – a set that's not nearly as well-remembered as the group's debut, but which still has them very much at the top of their game! By the time of this set, former lead singer Nik Heyward had moved onto become a solo act – but, if anything, that ... read moreCD
Halfbreed ... LP United Artists (UK), 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One that we heard way too much when it was out, but which we kind of love now! The album's part of H&O's great comeback years in the early 80s – a time when they were mixing their white boy soul with some nice 80s groove and electro touches, often going for a spare mix of groove and ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
(Original Master Recording pressing – on Mobile Fidelity!)
What can we say? We winced at this one back when it came out, but over the years, it's got a real "Free Soul" appeal to us – with vocals that are surprisingly soulful in parts, some nice 80s mellow soul instrumentation, and even a few hooks that are real guilty pleasures. Includes ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
(Original Master Recording pressing – on Mobile Fidelity!)
Wonderfully folksy rock from this obscure Japanese group – an early 70s combo that included Harumi Hosono, years before his more electronic work! The sound of the album borrows a lot from the best of America's late 60s underground folk rock scene – and the production's an amazing blend ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastically beautiful stuff! Tim emerges here as one of the true genius singer-songwriters of his generation – mixing together folksy roots, intimate jazz-inflected vocalizations, and wonderful instrumental touches from players like Gary Burton, Earl Palmer, and John Sebastian, layered ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel —
Psychomodo ... LP EMI, 1975. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
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(In the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Pure genius from Roy Harper – one of those artists who's impossible to describe in words – maybe like Scott Walker or Nick Drake – but who will have you immediately falling in love, once you've heard the first few notes of his music! This album is one of Harper's masterpieces ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool pressing – with fold-in "lifemask" gatefold cover!)
A brilliant early record from Roy Harper – some of the first material he ever set to tape, and sounds that are maybe a bit more rough-edged than some of his later albums – but still equally great! Harper was always something completely different than most of his contemporaries – ... read moreCD
A dream – and the fab first LP by Harpers Bizarre! The group were one of the strangest pop ensembles operating in the seminal LA scene of the mid 60s – ostensibly a sweet harmony vocal group, but with a strangely childish approach that also had an ear open for the mind-blowing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real oddity from George Harrison – a record of abstract electronics, cut right around the same time as his bigger mainstream solo hits! The record is a highly experimental one – a session that has Harrison working with Bernie Krause, and exploring territory that's much more in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird, wonderful sounds from George Harrison – with lots of Indian music in the mix! Titles include "Greasy Legs", "Guru Vandana", "Microbes", "On The Bed", "Glass Box", "Singing Om", and "Love Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This is the mis-pressed remaster from 1992, with Mary Hopkin tracks on Side A.)
A brilliant little set from Keef Hartley – a blend of jazz, blues, and rock that's really tremendous – quite different than other efforts of its sort at the time, with a gritty edge that really makes the record stand up strongly over the years! Keef's on drums, and has a great way of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker. Includes the lyric sleeve.)
Harumi ... CD Verve/Early Dawn (Germany), 1968. New Copy ...
One of the trippiest albums recorded for Verve in the 60s – a unique 2LP set by Japanese psych artist Harumi – and a record that stands proudly next to the best by Zappa or the Velvets at the time! The double-length space of the record really helps give it some shape – as Harumi ... read moreCD