Iron Butterfly —
Ball ... LP Atco, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
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(Cover has a hint of light wear.)
Iron Butterfly —
Heavy ... LP Atco, 1968. Near Mint- ...
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
(Pink & tan label pressing, with Atco inner sleeve. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Grey label Atco pressing. Cover has light wear.)
An incredibly ambitious record – despite the fact that it was recorded in a tiny home studio! Ithaca are basically the same group who recorded the Agincourt album a few years before – and like that one, this set is awash in some of the best elements from bigger progressive groups of ... read moreCD
A heck of a great record – and we don't mind saying it! After knocking around in territory that ran from new wave to neo ska, retro swing, and other assorted genres, Joe Jackson really emerged with a strong voice on this 1982 classic. The album's a loving tribute to New York – and is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Jam close out the 70s with one of their greatest records – one that shows Paul Weller's songwriting skill in much more impressive light than on their earlier albums! Weller's really come into his own here as sharp-witted chronicler of daily life here, particularly from point of view of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
The second set from the Jam, and a great batch of sharp post punk cuts for Mods young and old! Whether it's anthems like the title track and "All Around The World", their rousing taking on Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" or mellower numbers like "Tonight At ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really compelling solo work from Roger James – a UK music industry figure who spent countless hours on session work in the 60s, then was able to cut this sole record as a leader for the Chapter One label at the start of the 70s! Roger's got an unusual approach here – a mode that's ... read moreCD
Tommy James & The Shondells —
Hanky Panky ... LP Roulette, Mid 60s. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
We're sure you know the group from their mega-hit oldie title cut – a garagey tune with a very catchy hook – but you might also appreciate them for the soulful finish they put on other tracks on this set, clearly inspired by groups on Atlantic, and going for a blue-eyed soul approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Costa arrangements – and titles that include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Taste Of Honey", "Eight Days A Week", "Lover & His Lass", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". (Vocalists, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
A rare rocker from Jamul – a group who are somewhere right on the cusp between blues rock and hard rock territory – working with equal amounts of both in this obscure debut! The record's a great illustration of the way that so many groups who grew up playing blues rock in bars during ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split spine & fully split top seam.)
A rare rocker from Jamul – a group who are somewhere right on the cusp between blues rock and hard rock territory – working with equal amounts of both in this obscure debut! The record's a great illustration of the way that so many groups who grew up playing blues rock in bars during ... read moreCD
Incredible vocals from Jan & Dean – a set that really has the duo taking off wonderfully – with soaring harmonies that are even better than before! The pair were already great from the start, but their singing really hits the limit here – often working with a bit less ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover is still in the shrink.)
Bert Jansch —
Rosemary Lane ... LP Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Tremendous work from Bert Jansch – an album that shows how much he'd evolved in just a few short years – both as a singer and as a musician, and as a completely unique talent on his own! The record has an instantly timeless feel – that mix of ancient inspiration and new freedoms ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful bit of folk-psyche from the late 60s UK scene – recorded for Polydor in 1969, but never issued at the time – now finally getting its first exposure to the world at large! The group have a really easygoing approach – blending fuzzy electric and softer acoustic guitars, ... read moreCD
A seminal session from 70s French synth maestro Jean-Michel Jarre – his 8-part "Equinoxe" suite, a great bit of electronics that was almost France's answer to Kraftwerk at the time! Jarre's style is a bit warmer and more focused on the melody – and the range of keyboards and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great second chapter of work from Jarvis Street Revue – a legendary Canadian combo who only ever issued one full album – plus the handful of singles that appear on this set! But the singles here are only part of the picture, as the collection also features six more never-issued ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The legendary debut album from Czech combo Jazz Q – a fusion classic that was so strong, it managed to break the group out from behind the Iron Curtain at the time! There's certainly a lot of rock-inspired instrumentation in the mix – including drums that are completely massive and ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Pool ... CD Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2018. New Copy ...
It feels like quite some time since we've last heard from Jazzanova – a group who were continually exploding our musical horizons back at the end of the last century, and who really seem to have evolved their sound in more recent years! This double-length set has a tremendous sense of scope ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
The late live album from Jefferson Airplane – who were at the end of their journey, but whatever their personal differences may have been at the time, they still put on a helluva great rock and roll show! Thirty Seconds Over Winterland was recorded at that legendary San Francisco venue, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Raw and blistering garage rock from The Jesters – who released a few singles on Sun in the mid 60s full of ferociously rugged, Memphis blues and r&b tinged rock sounds! Cadillac Men features tunes that hold up incredibly well with the best garage rock of the era – featuring several ... read moreCD
Timeless rock & roll from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – an indie rock pioneer who simply doesn't get the credit she deserves for shattering the glass ceiling for both women and independent souls in mainstream rock in the early 80s! Includes the hit title track and her cool cover of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kim Ji-Yeon & Revival Cross —
My Heart Wavers ... LP Cobra Rose (Korea), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... read moreCD
Jodi's a duo, not a single guy – but together, the pair have a style that's very much in the best tradition of singular outsider rockers from the past! The music is maybe a bit electronic, a bit psych, and definitely tuneful enough to earn the "pop" in the title – but never ... read moreCD
Jodi's a duo, not a single guy – but together, the pair have a style that's very much in the best tradition of singular outsider rockers from the past! The music is maybe a bit electronic, a bit psych, and definitely tuneful enough to earn the "pop" in the title – but never ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download with three bonus tracks.)
A record that's as evocative as its title – a perfect showcase for the very unique talents of guitarist Glenn Jones – a player one might link to a tradition that includes John Fahey and Robbie Basho, save for the very individual style that Jones brings to his music! There's almost as ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stellar solo debut of Janis Joplin – fronting her own Kozmic Blues Band after the break from Big Brother! The raw emotion of her voice is as impressive as ever here – and there is more of a rockin' blues vibe here than on her earlier records – thanks the killer horn section ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in a barcode cover.)
Janis Joplin —
In Concert ... LP Columbia, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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Janis Joplin —
Pearl ... LP Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ ...
The sound of a legend – a raw rocking classic from Janis Joplin – arguably the most perfectly-formed record from her all-too-short run in modern music! There's a focus here that's even sharper than before – and a rising of the funky undercurrents that Janis always had in her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)
A great counterpart to the legendary self-titled album from July – material recorded in a private setting, to predate that psych masterpiece – but every bit as stunning overall! The quality of this work goes way beyond its origins as demo material – as the sound is wonderful, the ... read moreCD
Cem Karaca is sounding even loftier here than before – mixing in some cool keyboard elements to his music, almost creating a prog-styled sound at times – with a lot more complexity than just a few short years before! His vocals also seem to rise to the setting, too – with all ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Relax ... CD Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy ...
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those amazing obscure records that seems to come out of nowhere – sounding nothing like most of the mainstream work of the time, with a power that might have shaped the world of music for years to come – if the album hadn't been issued in a tiny pressing of only 60 copies! There' ... read moreCD
Prime era rockabilly & more from Ramsey Kearney – a Tennessee singer/guitarist/band leader who's played with some of the biggest and best proto-rock players in the game – he should've been much more famous worldwide! Ramsey's got a voice, style and charisma that stands as firm as ... read moreCD
Surprisingly soulful stuff from this Canadian combo – an album produced by Felix Pappalardi, with a sound that definitely shows his touch! Although they've got a British-sounding name, the group work in much warmer territory overall – personally-penned tunes that sometimes have the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove, still in the shrink.)
A startlingly great mid 70s loner folk record by Scott Key – with some of the finest, most artful fingerstyle guitar we've heard on a self-recorded album from the period – and a really strong record that would be right at home on the Takoma label! Recorded in Colorado by Key himself, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album