A legendary performance from Jimi Hendrix – recorded at the second Atlanta Pop Festival just ten short weeks before Jimi's death, and a searing set throughout! The concert was the biggest that Hendrix ever played in the US – about 200,000 people in attendance – but the recording ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What? A brand new album from Jimi Hendrix? Didn't he, uh, check out a few decades ago? Well, turns out that the Experience folks have found some amazing work on the vaults – really incredible tracks that are way more than just a rehash of previous releases, aren't demo recordings at all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally groovy work from French singer Gillian Hills – an artist who was initially best known for her work in film, thanks to movies like Beat Girl or Les Liaisons Dangereuses – but one who grew to become one of the cooler singers in Parisian pop during the 60s! Gillian's work here is ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Bus Stop from 1966 finds the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. A more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", "Baby That's All", "I Am A Rock", "Sweet Little Sixteen", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove, still in the shrink with sale sticker remnants.)
A pair of mid 60s albums by The Hollies – Bus Stop and Stop Stop Stop from 1966! Both sets find the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. Bus Stop has more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", ... read moreCD
Wonderful work from The Hollies – from a time when the group was moving way past simple Brit Invasion pop – as you 'can probably guess from the cover and title! The Hollies hit a really special sort of sound here – slightly trippy, but still razor-sharp – making great use ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing with 1A matrix. Cover has some ring & edge wear and some faded pen & marker on back. Label has some faded marker.)
The second album of Brit Invasion greatness from The Hollies – the reworked US version of their album Hollies that came out in the UK – armed with more original material than their earlier LP, but the group's skillful way with songs penned by others – including Curtis Mayfield ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, still in the shrink, including the Imperial inner sleeve. Shrinkwrap is torn half way at the bottom.)
A mighty tribute to one of the greatest tragedies in the early days of rock and roll – the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper – the unfortunate outcome of the poorly-planned Winter Dance Party tour of the Midwest in 1959! This very cool ... read moreCD
One of the great late 60s sides from Jake Holmes – a compelling singer/songwriter from the New York scene, and one with a really unique approach to his music! Jake clearly got a start in folk music, but often comes across with a stronger, bolder feel here too – one that's still not all- ... read moreCD
(Out of print and limited to 1000 numbered copies – #315/1000.)
The cover bills this one as "Peter Holsapple Vs Alex Chilton" – but the set's much more warmly collaborative than that phrase might make you think! The set features Chilton post-Big Star, starting on his great solo odyssey – and Holsapple pre-Dbs, still finding his way ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks – pressed at RTI!)
The cover bills this one as "Peter Holsapple Vs Alex Chilton" – but the set's much more warmly collaborative than that phrase might make you think! The set features Chilton post-Big Star, starting on his great solo odyssey – and Holsapple pre-Dbs, still finding his way ... read moreCD
The Holy Modal Rounders in all of their glory – weirder and even more hard to define than ever before – but maybe a bit more focused and tuneful than during the time that founders Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber spent in the Fugs! The group here also includes the young Sam Shepard ... read moreCD
Home & Garden —
Hideout ... LP After Hours, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Haruomi Hosono —
Cochin Moon ... LP Light In The Attic, 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A wonderfully weird little record from Japanese electronic musician Harumo Hosono – conceived as a soundtrack for an imaginary Bollywood film, but a set that's much more an electric masterpiece that we'd rank with Hosono's best work! The tracks are long, and rhythmically pulsing – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita —
Pacific ... CD GT (Japan), 1978. Used ...
(Blu Spec CD2 pressing, includes obi.)
Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, & Masataka Matsutoya —
Aegean Sea ... LP CBS/Victory (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A sweet little record from this Japanese trio – all instrumental, and put together in a style that blends elements of electro pop, electric fusion, and maybe a bit of sound library funk! The tunes are all pretty vivid – maybe evoking the scene in the title – but they also have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed tribute to one of the greatest groups on Creation Records – one of the few to really get the label's aesthetic perfectly right – and a vastly overlooked group that's finally getting its due! House Of Love had a near-perfect revision of psychedelia going on in the mid 80s ... read moreCD
A fantastic album by one of the greatest groups on Creation Records – one of the few to really get the label's aesthetic perfectly right – and a vastly overlooked group that's finally getting its due! House Of Love had a near-perfect revision of psychedelia going on in the mid 80s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very different set from Gregory Howe – an artist who you might know from jazz recordings as part of the Wide Hive Players, and on other projects for that label as well – stepping out here as a surprisingly compelling singer/songwriter in a whole new mode! Gregory supplied the lyrics ... read moreCD
Trippy psychedelic folk tunes from Peter Howell & John Ferdinando – music for the Ditchling Players' production of Lewis Carroll's Alice Through The Looking Glass from 1969 – plus additionally material that didn't end up in the play! Overall, an evocative mix of traditional folky ... read moreCD
A famous date that showcases the Chess Records influence on the sound of the Brit rock scene – one that has a number of key players "giving back" to the label, and working on a special date with Howlin Wolf! Wolf's rough vocals are in the lead on all tracks, and he also plays a bit ... (Blues, Rock)read moreCD
A famous date that showcases the Chess Records influence on the sound of the Brit rock scene – one that has a number of key players "giving back" to the label, and working on a special date with Howlin Wolf! Wolf's rough vocals are in the lead on all tracks, and he also plays a bit ... (Blues, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label pressing with Sterling stamp, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has mostly split seams and some light surface wear.)
A great journey in sound – one undertaken by a New Zealand group who spent the second half of the 60s with a new name, and recording in London too! The combo first started out as The Four Fours in the southern hemisphere – a raw group with a sound that was maybe a bit influenced by the ... read moreCD
The debut EP from Human Switchboard – and a legendary slice of late 70s punk from Cleveland! Includes "Fly-In", "Distemper", "Shake It Boys" and "San Francisco Nights" in comes in zine-like booklet with old show flyers, club listings an more! 7-inch, Vinyl record
The only full album from Human Switchboard – one of the leading lights of the Cleveland scene during that city's heady late 70s years – and a group whose mix of quirk and tunefulness would have made them huge, had they been working on the coasts! There's a great sound going on here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Suburban LA psychedelia from the dawn of the 70s – the rare self-titled album from The Human Zoo! The Human Zoo started out as The Circus, eventually cutting this underappreciated album for Accent Records. Even in a freewheeling, anything goes era of Cali rock, The Human Zoo have a pretty ... read moreCD
Humble Pie —
Eat It ... LP A&M, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
A new taste from Humble Pie – who moved into more of a rock 'n' soul vibe on 1973s Eat It than the more hard rocking previous couple of albums– originally a double LP of studio material on 3 sides a 4th side of live numbers captured at Green's Playhouse in Glasgow. The Clydie King ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing. Booklet is detached but included. Cover has some splitting in the top seams.)
Maybe one of the few cases where a completely underground album is worth all the hype it's gotten over the years – not because of its rarity, but because the whole thing burns at a level that's completely amazing for the time! Hunger hail from Portland, and recorded in LA – but they've ... read moreCD
Husker Du's debut for Warner – just barely "bigger" and "more polished" soundwise than their pivotal SST canon – and all these years later stands as tall as one of the more timeless and influential rock albums to appear on a major label in the mid 80s! A couple of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dreamy pop from the great Brian Hyland – one of those 60s voices we can never get enough of! This set's a bit sadder, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Brian's earlier work – with a floating kind of approach that moves past simple pop, into a realm that shows the young singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is aged, with large holes in front. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Groovy psychedelia from early 70s Korea – the titanic self-titled effort by Shin Jung Hyen & The Men! The notes and titles are in Korean, so we can't offer much in the way of biographical or historical details – but the sound is rich with soaring organ work, groovy, groovy harmony ... read moreCD
The beautiful first album from Janis Ian – recorded when she was just 15 years old, and a beautifully arranged around her lovely vocals! Janis Ian's self-titled album was something of a hit at the time, but is largely remembered for her fearlessly frank lyrics – from the gorgeous " ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest jazz rock albums to come out of the British scene at the end of the 60s – a record that's filled with tight changes, bluesy overtones, and some wonderfully choppy moments – all played by a legendary lineup that includes Terry Smith on guitar, John Healing on organ, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
If 4 ... LP United Artists, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
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(UK pressing in the embossed foil cover, still in the shrink with printed inner sleeve!)
The Ikarus on the cover looks like he's already crashing to the ground – but the group itself really soars to the skies – held aloft on a bold wave of fusion and jazzrock – in a style that rivals the best German groups of the time! Instrumentation includes organ, keyboards, reeds ... read moreCD
The most obscure album from In Embrace – a group who were already a pretty darn obscure corner of the UK post-punk scene to begin with! The "group" is really Gary Knight – who works with various collaborators over the years – in a way that's got a nicely personal ... read moreCD
Heavy grooving psych from late 60s/early 70s UK combo Infinity – with loads of Hammond organ grooves and gritty rhythms! The swirling organ sound really sets the group apart from post psych peers on both sides of the Atlantic – often out front in the sound, although the guitars are ... read moreCD
The only album from The Innocence – a cool little group with a really playful pop feel – one that's definitely cut from the same cloth as other Kama Sutra groups from the Lovin Spoonful generation! The core sounds here are from the duo of Pete Anders and Vinnie Poncia – who often ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker underneath.)
A group pop classic from this early 60s trio – with tight small combo backing, and titles that include "Girl Of My Dreams", "Chiquita", "Honest I Do", "Walking Along", "Hog For You", "I Believe In You", and "My Baby Hully ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Iron Butterfly —
Heavy ... LP Atco, 1968. Very Good ...
Heavy sounds from Iron Butterfly – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing with deep groove and 1A matrix. Cover has a split spine and bottom seam held with clear tape, and a name written twice on front.)
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... read moreCD
Yukari Ito with The Green Ginger —
Love ... LP Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A strange and wonderful album of lovely pop! Japanese singer Yukari Ito performs with the Green Ginger vocal group, and warm jazzy arrangements by Osamu Shoji – in kind of a late 60s/early 70s pop mode with a fuzzy LA twist. Yukari's got a bit of Karen Carpenter in her voice – but it ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album