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
Human League —
Dare ... LP A&M/Virgin, 1981. Sealed Gatefold ...
A masterpiece of synth pop – and a landmark album for the Human League! The record took the group from the Brit post-punk underground to the charts of the world – with a stark blend of noisy keyboards, spare beats, and Phil Okey's wonderfully flat and monotone vocals. And although the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Play EP ... 7-inch City Records/IRS, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold (pic cover)...
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
A seminal 80s midwest punk record, one we'd hope needs hardly introduction from us, even if this isn't the sort of album that we'd call our stock in trade. One of the LPs that put Minneapolis at the center of the North American rock universe during the 80s, perhaps not as well known as what Prince ... read moreCD
A seminal 80s midwest punk record, one we'd hope needs hardly introduction from us, even if this isn't the sort of album that we'd call our stock in trade. One of the LPs that put Minneapolis at the center of the North American rock universe during the 80s, perhaps not as well known as what Prince ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original brown/light blue label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
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
An album that has Brian Hyland singing with some wonderfully full backings, and shifting between catchy teen numbers and more serious older ballads! Arrangements are by Allen Lorber and Bill McElhiney, and are well-suited to the more spacious modes of Hyland's vocals – that spread-out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is opening on a portion of the opening.)
The cover's a bad visual version of a joke that will make you wince – but the group's a great one, with lots of jazzy touches – including work from Dick Morrissey on both acoustic and electric tenor, plus alto and flue – with Cliff Davies on drums and vibes, and Gabriel Magno on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)
Iggy & The Stooges —
Dirty Power ... CD Music Brokers (Argentina), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ...
Sessions circa Raw Power, Raw Power rehersals/Lust For Life the Idiot raw mixes. CD
An amazing set that documents the early years of the Zamrock scene – the funk and psych informed Afro Rock pioneered by vocalist and African guitar legend Rikki Ililonga and his group Musi-O-Tunya in Zambia from 1973 to 1976 – and compiled beautifully in this great set from Now ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
A great little package that brings together the first two rare albums by Index – a group that started as a cover band in the suburbs of Detroit in the late 60s, but quickly found their way to some tremendous music of their own! The trio's got a style that's jamming and trippy at the same ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare tracks from this obscure Detroit combo of the 60s – stripped down here to a trio lineup, which gives the music a really lean, clean focus that sounds years ahead of its time! The group definitely have their ears turned towards the psych side of the spectrum – but often mix fuzzy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An imagined soundtrack from this trippy guitar group – one that's overflowing with all sorts of cool elements from the late 60s heyday of film music – including bits of surf instrumental, psychedelic rock, and even some occasional touches of Indian music! The recording style is great, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Japanese electronic ambient at its best – a set of tracks created by Yasushi Yamashita and Makoko Inoue, and done in a way that's an effortless combination of natural impulses and computer technology! The tunes are very slow-moving and beautiful – unfolding like little flowers, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal early country rock from Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band – cut soon before Gram jumped ship to the Byrds for the legendary Sweetheart Of The Rodeo LP! The one-and-only International Submarine Band LP is the first official full length album from Gram Parsons, and ... read moreCD
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
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
Ayumi Ishida's a great singer with an unusual style – a sweet vocal approach that takes an older Japanese style of pop and pushes it forward to the smoother, more soulful styles of the 70s – served up here with all the best jazzy touches in the instrumentation and production! ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nicely-done reissue – with textured cover and obi!)
A fantastic album from J Spaceman – one that continues all the creative guitar experimentation that marked the most adventurous music of Spaceman 3 – taken here into much richer, more ambitious territory! Spaceman plays three different guitars through the set – a Fender Jaguar, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
The final proper album by The Jam! The Gift is a far more diversely soul-steeped set of tunes than anything they'd done up to this point – and in hindsight, it feels more like a starting point for Paul Weller's career to come than a final album for The Jam! While they're working more soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has a press flaw bump on "The Gift". Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
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
Jan Dukes De Grey —
Sorcerers ... LP Alternative Fox (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
A really unusual record from the end of the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given how many unusual records were coming out at the time! Jan Dukes De Grey are here just a duo – Derek Noy on vocals and guitar, Michael Bairstow on reeds and other instruments – coming together on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing music – an album of simple structure, but incredible power – and a record that prefaces so many other sounds to come! The set just features the young Bert Jansch on vocals and guitar – years before his presence in Pentangle – but working with such a complex ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album of sensitive beauty from the great Bert Jansch – who songs here and plays guitar – in the shifting company of associates who include Tony Visconti on bass and tubular bells, Ralph McTell on harmonica, and Danny Thompson on bass. Thompson produced, and Visconti did some ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)
Bert Jansch —
Rosemary Lane ... LP Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
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 pivotal moment for Japan – a set that has the group shaking off their glam roots and firmly embracing a leaner, more electric 80s sound – of the sort that really paves the way for David Sylvian's great solo material to come! Titles include "Methods Of Dance", "Gentlemen ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, missing obi.)
Jean Michel Jarre —
Zoolook ... CD Dreyfus (France), 1984. Used ...
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 moreCD
A real gem from Jay & The Americans – a record that was part of an initial step forward with their own creative direction, but which also nods back at the earlier music that had inspired their work! The set's filled with older gems from the early years of rock and soul – delivered ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We got the word on The Jay Vons, and it is that this organ soul and raw vintage R&B influenced combo delivers the goods in a big way – with an authentic sound to show for it – recorded at Daptone's House Of Soul! The group's earlier singles had the deep soul and funk base elements ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
They definitely got the title right on this one, as Spanish pop singer Jeanette has a sound that's certainly silky, if not downright sexy – spun out here in an expanded collection that includes some of her best singles of the 60s and 70s! Unlike some of the other Ace Records looks at ... read moreCD
A pair of early 70s Jefferson Airplane albums – back to back in a single set! First up is Bark –underrated later Airplane – issued at the time on their own Grunt label! Bark came out in '71, after the departure of co-founder Marty Balin, but despite that obviously important loss ... read moreCD
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach that brought them to bigger and bigger audiences! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-base ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove, including insert. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – and Crown Of Creation was both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-based songs that build ... read moreCD
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
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove, matrix ends in 6S (etched). Cover has surface wear and a split top seam.)
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)
Jefferson Starship —
Earth ... LP Grunt, 1978. Very Good ...
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(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
An early gem from Jethro Tull – and a set that has the group really reaching forth with some of their more complicated, jazz-based musical impulses – while still holding onto some of the rawer power of the early days too! The album's lesser-known than some of the group's earlier hits ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit of old, and a bit of new – and includes some great live material on the second half, including the extended "By Kind Permission Of" and "Dharma For One" – and the great "Christmas Song". Other titles include "Bouree", "Song For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, with green labels – in the bound hardcover, booklet is detached but included. Cover has a small sticker on the front.)
Titles include "Minstrel & The Gallery", "Warchild", "Passion Play (edit 9)", "Glory Row", "To Cry You A Song", "Thick As A Brick (edit 4)", "A New Yesterday", "Cross Eyed Mary", and the great "Bouree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a very small mark from an old sticker.)
Jethro Tull —
Stand Up ... LP Reprise, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Beautiful early work from Jethro Tull – a formative set that really has the group deepening both their themes and their music! There's still a bit of blues rock at the core – but also some richer, more lyrical modes too – and Ian Anderson does a perfect job of bridging both ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & Tan label pressing, with pop-up intact. Cover has some wear & aging.)