One of the strangest records ever from Ashley Hutchings – a set that's even more ancient-sounding and enigmatic than his music with Fairport Convention and Albion Band! In a sense, the album follows the spirit of both groups, and their effort to plumb the past and fuse it with the present ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Rockin' Folk follows the formula of Brian's previous Country Meets Folk LP – with Brian rolling through songs from the contemporary and traditional folk songbook. It was recorded in NYC utilizing veterans of the New York folk scene for the sessions – but Brian's awe shucks demeanor and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label Broadcast Only promo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small sticker on the spine.)
Dreamy sounds from Iasos – an early proponent of the world of new age music, but one that's far hipper than the bigger-label acts to come in the 80s! This set is beautifully spare and meditative – two side-long tracks, each a kind of warmer, more sentimental take on territory that ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreCD
Dreamy sounds from Iasos – an early proponent of the world of new age music, but one that's far hipper than the bigger-label acts to come in the 80s! This set is beautifully spare and meditative – two side-long tracks, each a kind of warmer, more sentimental take on territory that ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bizarre home made electronics from the enigmatic Iasos – an artist who later went onto a bit of fame in the new age, but who's working here in a trippier, spacier, almost psychedelic mode! The style is often quite personal, and almost naive – as Iasos works on guitar, keyboards, ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreCD
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
These guys will forever be known for the jazzy grooving title hit – "Vehicle", a brassy driving number that seems as if it's always being used in some sort of car commercial (which must net these guys a lot of royalties!) – but which is usually mistaken by others for being the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner with a minor bend.)
These guys will forever be known for the jazzy grooving title hit – "Vehicle", a brassy driving number that seems as if it's always being used in some sort of car commercial (which must net these guys a lot of royalties!) – but which is usually mistaken by others for being the ... read moreCD
A classic album from Idle Race – an incredible pre-ELO, pre-Move group that featured some amazing work from a young Jeff Lynne! The music is a great mix of trippy and catchy styles – and in a way, the work here is almost more ELO than some of the earliest albums issued by that band a ... read moreCD
Searing live work from Iggy Pop and The Stooges – material recorded right around the same time as Raw Power – with the kind of frenetic energy as some of the stage shots of Iggy on the cover of that classic album! The Stooges had shut down before returning to glory in 1972 to launch ... read moreCD
Ike Yard —
Ike Yard ... LP Factory/Superior Viaduct, 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
A rare album on Factory Records – and one of the few records on the label done by an American group as well! Yet despite the rather obscure status of Ike Yard – who issued this set on Factory US – the overall vibe of the set is very much in the spirit of classic Manchester ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare hard rock gem from the Italian scene of the early 70s – definitely part of the prog generation that made that scene so great, but maybe a bit less prog than some of their contemporaries! The tracks are long and open, but the focus is mostly on hard-jamming guitar over keyboards or ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual solo album from Neil Innes – a set recorded in the space between his time in Bonzo Dog Band and The Rutles! As with both of those groups, Innes shows an amazing talent for recording a song that sounds straight, but which has a really offbeat vibe – sometimes song-style ... read moreCD
X ... LP Atlantic, 1990. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A monstrous assortment of work from Iron Butterfly – one of the key groups in helping the American scene move from psych to hard rock at the end of the 60s! First up are mono and stereo mixes of Heavy – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – ... read moreCD
Titles include "White Bird", "Bombay Calling", "Bulgaria", "Time Is", and "Girl With No Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK issue on Embassy. Cover has light wear.)
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
Peter Ivers's entire output for Warner Brothers in the mid 70s – including the original LPs Terminal Love & Peter Ivers, plus the Nirvana Peter compilation, which didn't appear until the mid 80s and STILL sounded ahead of its time – in a complete 2CD set! Peter has a distinctive ... read moreCD
Weird rock work from an equally weird Japanese film – one that seems to be filled with nudie images, if we can trust the photos included in the booklet! The group's a quartet – with guitar, bass, drums, and vocals – the latter of which don't always feature strongly, but when they ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
Stunning early work from Joe Jackson – much more hard-edged than you might expect! There's a nice bite here – and tracks include "Fools In Love", "Pretty Girls", "Happy Loving Couples", "Sunday Papers", "One More Time", and "Is She ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A really unusual early album on the International Anthem label – proof that the company was tuned into genre-crossing music right from the start! Rob Jacobs is a singer, but one who's not really tied to one particular style – as some tracks have maybe the lyrical focus of rock or folk, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge amount of material from Tommy James & The Shondells – a group that most people know for a string of jingle-jangle gems in the 60s, but who kept on making some really wonderful music over the course of the 11 albums included in this set! The group at the start were already pretty ... read moreCD
A really beautiful collaboration between Jameszoo and the Metropole Orkest – that large Dutch ensemble who seem always able to shift into the right sort of mode with their key collaborators! That's definitely the case here, as Jules Buckley masterfully leads the group – so that they ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great late record from Jan & Dean – with songs that are centered around a rainy theme that's touched by sadness and darkness – a strange setting for the sunny Jan & Dean vibe, but it's one that works really well! The behind-the-scenes story is fascinating here – as Jan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A full package of work from the great Chaz Jankel – the keyboardist/composer who first rose to fame with Ian Dury & The Blockheads, but who went onto make some even better work on his own! Jankel's the guy responsible for the great groove on some of the best Dury classics – and ... read moreCD
A rare early American release of some of Bert Jansch's sublime recordings for the UK Transatlantic label – with tracks that include "Angie", "I Have No Time", "Needle Of Death", "Casbah", "Ring A Ding Bird", and "The Wheel". (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
A great late 70s set from Bert Jansch – a set that's maybe a bit of a return to his roots, but which also really marks Jansch as a much stronger vocalist than he ever was in the early days! There's this confidence and maturity to the lyrics that's really great – Bert inflecting things ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A real shift in modes for the legendary Bert Jansch – as you might guess from the sunny Santa Barbara on the cover – which is a long way from the rainy roots of Bert's music in the UK! Jansch steps out here as maybe more of a singer than before, but still gets in plenty of his amazing ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Bert Jansch & John Renbourn —
Bert & John ... CD Transatlantic/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy ...
A hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
(Very cool single-sided 12" with etching on flipside.)
Jean Michel Jarre —
Equinoxe ... LP Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Jean Michel Jarre —
Zoolook ... LP Dreyfus (France), 1984. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
World sounds meet 80s electronics – and the result is a groundbreaking batch of tracks from Jean-Michel Jarre, one that sounds a heck of a lot better today than we remember 20 years ago! Jarre's got a great sound here – dark, evocative, and with enough colonialist tension between the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl is very clean, but has a mark that clicks on "Blah-Blah Cafe" and "Ethnicolor".)
One of the hippest jazz groups going in Czechoslovakia during the 70s – the mighty Jazz Q, a cool fusion combo who really knew how to groove! The group's lineup includes a lot of electric keyboards and guitars – and while some tracks have them jamming out in a really rock-inspired way, ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Very groovy pop from the one-named Jefferson – a set that boasts some especially swinging production from the legendary John Schroeder! The style here is very much at the peak of Brit pop for the time – sung with a bit of warble on Jefferson's vocals, and supported by some bouncy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of late albums from Jefferson Airplane – issued here in a single set, with new remastering too! First up is Long John Silver – a really fantastic final studio album from Jefferson Airplane – a set that's definitely different than their early work, and which shows the new ... read moreCD
The striking debut of Oscar Jerome – a UK singer/songwriter who works with a fair bit of jazzy elements here – thanks in part to some Rhodes and keyboards from Joe-Armon Jones! The set's the kind of genre-stepping record that we'd expect from some of Jones' London contemporaries – ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
The striking debut of Oscar Jerome – a UK singer/songwriter who works with a fair bit of jazzy elements here – thanks in part to some Rhodes and keyboards from Joe-Armon Jones! The set's the kind of genre-stepping record that we'd expect from some of Jones' London contemporaries – ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great live set from Jethro Tull – full of the strong solos and expanded performances that always made the live side of the group so great at the time! The lineup here features searing guitar work from Martin Barre, keyboards and piano from John Evan, and plenty of wicked lines on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition on transparent heavyweight vinyl!)