Tom Johnston works here in a great mix of soul and AOR – one that not only comes through in his own compositions, but also on the album's nice cover of a Joe Tex song too! The great Ted Templeman produced the record – and gives the whole thing all the best elements from his long roots ... read moreCD
A trio of tremendous albums by The Johnstons – all recorded right around the start of the 70s, at a time when the group was moving into some even more heady territory than before! The Johnstons got their start as a more traditional Irish folk group, but like most of their British Isles ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Janis Joplin —
Pearl ... LP Columbia, 1971. Near Mint- ...
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 is in great shape, with clear tape on the spine.)
A naked guy, holding a Commodore computer – a image that gives you a very good idea of what to expect here! The songs are all instrumentals, made on the Commdore at a time when that computer was one of the hottest things going – and they're all sexy, slinky numbers that move between ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unreleased sounds from electronic genius Ariel Kalma – and a package that only further deepens our respect for his music! The sound here are even more expanded and spacey than some of Kalma's other music – crafted almost in private security, where he could let his keyboards and ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Good stuff (if you coulda found it) from Kansas City Jammers – their Got Good (If You Get It) album from the early 70s – plus a full unreleased album on disc two – a mix of harmony enriched folk rock of the Crosby, Stills Nash & Young school and more driving, if loosely ... read moreCD
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
Katrina & The Waves —
Waves ... LP Capitol, 1986. Near Mint- ...
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(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
Jorma Kaukonen With Tom Hobson —
Quah ... LP Grunt, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ...
The mid 70s solo record by Jorma Kaukonen – the legendary guitarist for Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna – and a really great, sort of back to basics acoustic set! In direct contrast to some of the more bombastic rock coming out of the Jefferson Airplane camp in the early 70s, those one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has faded initials in marker.)
Kayak ... CD EMI (Holland), Early 70s. Used ...
One of the few solo albums by Eric Kaz – a singer-songwriter who'd worked with Blues Magoos and American Flyer, always staying on the fringes of the mainstream, which is certainly where this album ended up. The set's got an honest, earthy sort of feel – produced by later Blue Note ... read moreCD
Tommy Keene —
Run Now ... LP Geffen (Canada), 1986. Very Good+ ...
A really cool album from saxophonist Bobby Keys – a record with no vocals at all, just Bobby's solos – but a set that's maybe better tagged as instrumental rock than jazz, given the heavyweight guest musicians in the lineup! Keys blows with an all-star array of talent from the 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 moreCD
Take the title here a bit ironically – as the music is this unusual Korean take on reggae rhythms – maybe more an inspiration from Kingston, filtered through a maturing K-Pop style of the time – although often with some of the qualities that came about when dubbier rhythms were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album so heavy, it blew plenty of minds when first released at the end of the 60s! This set's the first-ever utterance from the King Crimson empire – the initial outing of the group, which featured Greg Lake on vocals, and lots of airy, darkly atmospheric guitar from the legendary Robert ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing. Red & green label pressing with Broadway address, in the textured cover.)
King Crimson —
Lizard ... LP Atlantic, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
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(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has some wear.)
This King Crimson line-up featured David Cross on violin & keyboards, along with John Wetton, Bill Bruford, and of couse Robert Fripp. Eight tracks in all, including "The Night Watch", "Fracture", "The Great Deceiver", "The Mincer", "Lament", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK Island pressing with pink rim on label – in the textured cover. Missing original inner sleeve.)
King Crimson —
USA ... LP Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ...
A pretty dark little record from the waning mid 70s version of King Crimson – recorded on tour in the US by a quartet of David Cross, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, and Robert Fripp. The tracks are mostly live takes of tunes from earlier albums – "Easy Money", "21st Century ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with flaking along the spine.)
Excellent work by The Kinks – cut right on the cusp of their earlier bluesier years, and their perfect picture postcard pop sides of the late 60s! The album's got a number of groovy little tunes that virtually put the jangle in 60s pop – with impeccable writing by Ray Davies, and all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original tri-color stereo pressing. NOTE – Cover is entirely stained and wavy, with some stuck-on paper, and a cutout grommet.)
Includes "Lola", "Well Respected Man", "You Really Got Me", "All Day & All Of The Night", "Set Me Free", and "Tired Of Waiting". LP, Vinyl record album
Percy ... LP Pye (UK), 1971. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A great set of tracks by the Kinks – originally written for a soundtrack, but right up there with any of the group's other studio albums from the Village Green/Arthur period! A few tunes are instrumental, and the songs hold together well with similar themes – but overall, the approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most successful of the later Kinks albums – thanks to the hit single "Come Dancing", which kind of tied together the group's later leanings with some of their sweeter, nostagic approaches from the 60s. In fact, there's a quality to the set that really has Ray Davies ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has clear tape on the spine & a cutout notch.)
Mindblowing music from the legendary Basil Kirchin – a British composer who started out doing more conventional soundtrack material in the decade before – but who here is making music from a range of sonic sources that include both regular instruments and extrapolated sounds from nature! ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Loads of classics – including "Calling Dr Love", "Love Gun", "Hotter Than Hell", "God Of Thunder", "Deuce", "Detroit Rock City", "Beth", "Black Diamond", "Rock & Roll All Nite", and "Rock ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed mirror cover, with some moisture stains in the top left corner. Missing printed inner sleeves.)
One of the greatest power pop albums ever recorded – a blistering batch of tight little rocking tunes that took pop music back to basics at the end of the 70s! The group have an almost Beatles-esque flair for the short catchy tune – but have also pumped up things nicely with a smoothly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Koala ... CD Capitol/Fallout (UK), Late 60s. Used ...
Tripped-out rock from The Koala – a late 60s group with some really hard edges! We don't really know much about these guys, or what happened to them – but the album's incredibly well-formed – coming across with a tight blend of R&B roots and psychedelic visions that almost ... read moreCD
Beautiful modern pop from this enigmatic Swedish group who took their name from the legendary Polish soundtrack composer Krszytof Komeda! Their music is dreamy and wonderful – with bits of 60s pop filtered through a 90s sensibility, trimmed down through a post-punk adherence to simplicity ... read moreCD
Cool keyboards from this underground figure in the Polish scene of the new freedom years – an artist who works here with a broad array of instruments, and in an all-electronic sound that seems to find a special place after late 70s and early 80s experiments from the German and UK scenes! The ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
Wladyslaw Komendarek looks like a bit of a madman on the back cover of this release – sitting at a very dated keyboard, ironically wearing a surfing sweatshirt, and posed with mirrored sunglasses, a shaggy beard, and a military cap! None of those elements seem to match at all – and ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
One of the wildest electronic musicians in the Eastern European scene – working here on some very long, very stretched-out tracks that are completely cosmic overall! The music was recorded in the early 90s, but has a quality that rivals some of the more progressive European electronic ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
Audio.nl ... CD Korm Plastics (Netherlands), Early 2000s. Used ...
A groundbreaking record from Kraftwerk – a set that unified the 70s worlds of analogue electronics and prog rock – yet somehow managed to set the scene for a whole new sound to come! The album's a treasure all the way through – slow-building, and with beautiful bubbling moments ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam & light wear.)
The third album from the early two-man version of Kraftwerk – and easily their most futuristic effort to date, despite a rather geeky looking cover! There's a cleaner electric sound here than before – and one that's a lot more tuneful too, really setting the scene for Autobahn and ... read moreCD