The most understated album by the Lovin Spoonful – and possibly their best work ever! It's really a showcase for leader/chief songwriter John Sebastian and proto-country rock guitarist Zal Yanovsky. "Summer In The City" is the one that buttered the group's bread for the next ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you only know Lulu from her American recordings of the late 60s, you've got a lot to learn – as the British singer was a real powerhouse right from the start, blasting forth with a strongly soulful sound on these early recordings for Decca! Lulu's got a raspiness to her voice that really ... read moreCD
Funky, freaky, and freewheeling – a killer 70s set from Baris Manco – and quite possibly the greatest realization of his unique blend of sounds! Some tunes are short, while others are much longer – and Manco seems really set free to experiment here – still using the cool ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible Turkish psych album from Baris Manco – totally riveting work that blends some traditional Turkish influences with the panoramic psychedelia of the late 60s & early 70s – all of which makes for lots of fuzzed out rock-funk, and a fantastic melodic sensibility! The ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)
Harvey Mandel —
Baby Batter ... LP Janus/Tiger Bay (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
A classic bit of funky guitar by Harvey Mandel – similar to some of Dennis Coffey's early work in that it's got full on guitar power, very much inspired by heavy rock, filtered through an approach that's also got plenty of funk in it! The killer track here is the classic "Baby ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Harvey Mandel —
Snake ... LP Janus/Tiger Bay (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Messed-up funky guitar from Harvey Mandel – a little bit blues, a little bit rock, but also pretty darn funky overall – and a set that's got all the freewheeling fuzz of his best work from the time! In a way, his records like this are even better than his first few, as he's getting a ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet 60s pop from little Peggy – with arrangements by Sammy Lowe! CD
(Out of print.)
Utakata No Hibi ... LP Better Days/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
A wonderfully groovy set from the early 80s Japanese scene – a record that's maybe got a lot more cultural strands criss-crossing than some of its contemporaries! The cover looks a bit psychedelic, and the sound is maybe a bit too – but with the sorts of early 80s keyboards and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A split album – one side live, one in the studio – one that features guest work from Graham Nash, Spencer Davis, and Rita Coolidge – on titles that include "Pearly Queen", "Just A Song", "To Be Free", "Headkeeper", "World IN ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole at the side. Cover has a cut corner.)
Czech rock from the end of the 60s – played by a groovy group with strong beat-heavy tendencies! Although they hail from behind the iron curtain, The Matadors sing in English – working with instrumentation that's heavy on the Hammond, and clearly influenced by mod work from the UK a ... read moreCD
Dave Matthews Band —
Crash ... LP RCA, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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(White & red splatter vinyl, including the insert.)
Lots of early classics – including "Walking On Sunset", "Sitting In The Rain", "2401", "Bare Wires", "The Bear", "Crocodile Walk", "Looking Back", "So Many Roads", and "A Hard Road". LP, Vinyl record album
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as the set is definitely a turning point in the career of John Mayall, and the debut of brand new lineup that helped move his music past a the straighter sound of American blues! There's still plenty of blues at the core – and great ... read moreCD
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Crusade ... CD London/Decca, 1967. Used ...
John Mayall's on a new crusade here – hitting lines that are almost more truly blusey than his previous albums – thanks to a new lineup in the Blues Breakers combo! Alongside Mayall's lead on vocals, organ, harmonica, and bottleneck guitar – the group also features Mick Taylor on ... read moreCD
Ever-adventurous composer, arranger and coronet player Rob Mazurek teams up with similarly creative wanderer Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang, Josh Abrams Natural Information Society and more)! Alien Flower Sutra finds the duo and their guest players crafting a pretty awesome mix of interstellar psych-jazz- ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
The MC5 move to Atlantic Records after their first album – and find a whole new sort of focus that's pretty great! Their classic debut was a raw live album – designed to capture their intensity on the Detroit scene of the late 60s – but this set has the group stretching out, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later German pressing, ATL 50 346. Cover has light wear.)
Recorded live at My Fair Lady Detroit, 1971 – with titles that include "Back In the USA", "Rock & Roll Pips", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Unknowed Rock", "Looking At You", "Motor City Is Burning", and "Kick Out The Jams". CD
(Out of print, limited numbered edition of 1000 copies.)
Do It ... LP Revenge (France), 1971. Sealed ...
Recorded live at My Fair Lady Detroit, 1971 – with titles that include "Back In the USA", "Rock & Roll Pips", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Unknowed Rock", "Looking At You", "Motor City Is Burning", and "Kick Out The Jams". LP, Vinyl record album
An early moment of genius from post-Beatles Paul McCartney – a solo set that's wonderfully diverse throughout – filled with the kinds of cool little twists and turns we loved in his late Beatles records, and in his 70s killers with Wings! There's a newly-emerging sweetness going on ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Cover has a lightly bumped corner and a pen mark through barcode.)
A moody little soundtrack – but one that stands strongly on its own as a record – thanks to inventive weaving of vocals, tapes, and electronics from Shawn Pinchbeck and Rose McDowell! Rose has a voice that might be light and airy in another setting, but which is layered here in gentle ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from the great Ellen McIllwaine! Ellen's certainly not a soul artist – but she's got a particularly soulful approach to folk rock – one that's made her a favorite of groovers worldwide in the past few decades, thanks to a big push from Gilles Peterson, and the club scene ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear.)
Steven Dayvid McKellar —
Ethio ... LP Sonic Ritual, 2020. Sealed ...
One of the most enigmatic acts on John Peel's legendary Dandelion Records – a north country duo with a really heady sort of sound! As you might guess from their folksy name, Medicine Head have a bit of an American roots thing going on – traces of blues and folk, often played in a ... read moreCD
A host of amazing productions from the legendary Joe Meek – the UK studio genius who made some really incredible music in the 60s! Joe had a sense of echo, space, and electronics that was unrivalled by anyone else working in London at the time – and his music here easily rivals the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mega Bog —
Dolphine ... LP Paradise Of Bachelors, 2019. Near Mint- ...
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(Clear vinyl pressing. Cover has a small center split in the spine.)
The Mekons mid 80s masterpiece, one of greatest post punk albums of its time – of all time really! Fear & Whiskey has a reputation for pre-figuring the alt country genre – there's no denying the country and roots rock inspiration and the addition of a full time fiddler to the band ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mekons return to their roots – and rework the sound of their initial year of 1977 – a gritty, raw take on early UK punk modes – the sound that was strongly associated with their scene in Leeds, and very different than the more roots-inspired styles that have become better ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Melanie's a folkie at heart, but one who's very open to new ideas too – as you'll hear in this surprisingly offbeat set from the late 60s! The record mixes Melanie's raspy, almost eerie vocal approach with some compelling charts from Roger Kellaway – who respects the folk impulses at ... read moreCD
(Green vinyl pressing, includes the heavy inner sleeve.)
Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balazs Pandi —
Cuts Open ... CD Rare Noise (UK), 2020. New Copy 2CD ...
There's definitely a lot of open cuts here – thanks to very sharp sounds from this lineup that more than lives up to the name of the Rare Noise record label! The group is the trio of Masami Merzbow Akita on noise, electronics, and percussion; Balazs Pandi on drums and percussion; and Mats ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Metallica takes a break from cementing the legacy of thrash metal, after their Master Of Puppets tour, with this fun covers EP paying homage to few of their own heroes – from UK metal heroes Diamond Head and Holocaust, to hard rock forbears Budgie, to postpunk iconoclasts Killing Joke, to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The triumphant debut of Metallica – whose reputation began to build even earlier, via a legendary demo tape that made the underground rounds in the metal community, along with their roof-blasting early live sets – and this astonishing first album showed that the hype was no joke! It's ... read moreCD
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... read moreCD
Kim Jung Mi —
Wind ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy ...
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... read moreCD
A killer from keyboardist Max Middleton and guitarist Robert Ahwai – a set that has a tight funky feel on most numbers – very much in the most soulful American styles of the time, with some of the impeccable placement that you'd also find on Japanese soul fusion classics from the 70s! ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mildlife snuck under the radar a bit with their previous record – but here, they seem poised to break big, and with a sound that's very much their own! All the great keyboard work from before is still in place, but the vocal quotient of the music has been increased – to a level where ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreCD
A landmark album of crossover funk – fuzzed out rock, soul, and jazzy licks all coming into play together – held totally tight by drummer Buddy Miles, the undisputed king of his scene! Buddy's drums are super-heavy – holding down his Freedom Express group with a heavy jazz-rock ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A rare soundtrack from an unusual UK stage production of the early 80s – presented here on record for the first time ever! The piece was a stage extension of the novel Riddley Walker – and has this eerie, sci-fi like vibe – scored here by Graeme Miller and Steve Shill with ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album