Joy Division —
Closer ... LP Factory, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Much as we love the legendary debut from Joy Division, we love this second album even more – as the whole thing's a perfect realization of their genius – and such a strong step forward, it still pains us to remember that singer Ian Curtis was taken from us all too soon, and the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Rhino remaster, including the round corner inner sleeve.)
Joy Division —
Still ... LP Factory, Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
The last full chapter in the legacy of Joy Division – an album that ws issued in the wake of the untimely early death of Ian Curtis – a special double-length set that brought together all the unreleased material at the time! The package features a number of tracks that the group were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Sachiko Kanenobu —
Misora ... CD URC/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy ...
An underground classic from Japanese singer/songwriter Sachiko Kaneobu – and a set that resonates a lot with American work of the time from the hipper side of the LA scene! Sachiko has these great little songs that are often supported by her own creative work on acoustic guitar – and ... read moreCD
An obscure bit of Brazilian folk rock from the early 70s – recorded with an easygoing, laidback style that's really wonderful! The group's working mostly here in a blend of acoustic guitar and percussion – and some of the guitar work is done by Jorge Amiden of O Terco, using a strange ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Even better than the first album from Kensington Market – and a set that really extends their unique sound! There's a bit more confidence on a few of the tunes here – but never too much to dominate the group's personal approach to their music – and the instrumentation gets a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, and some seam splitting.)
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
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
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreCD
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch of dub mixes by Scientist!)
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
A wonderful second record from King Crimson – a set that follows in the same territory as the debut – with Greg Lake on vocals and Robert Fripp on guitar and devices – alongside Michael Giles on drums and Peter Giles on bass. There's some great jazzy touches at times – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing. Cover has some wear and a center split bottom seam.)
King Crimson —
Islands ... LP Island (UK), 1972. Very Good+ ...
One of our favorites by King Crimson – and a record with a lot more jazz than some of their others! Players include Mel Collins on lots of flutes and saxes – plus guests Keith Tippett on piano, Mark Charig on cornet, and Harry Miller on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pink rim pressing with A-1/B-1 matrix, with gatefold inner sleeve. Inner sleeve has some smudges on the inside. Outer cover has some wear on the corners, still looks great.)
King Crimson —
Lizard ... LP Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ...
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(White label promo pressing – RI etch. Cover has wear, staining and flaking from moisture with a tracklist sticker in the bottom left corner.)
King Crimson —
Thrak ... CD Virgin, 1995. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Great material from the tail end of their Reprise years – non-album tracks, collected to form one great last record! Titles include "Pictures In The Sand", "Where Did The Spring Go", "When I Turn Off The Living Room Light", "There Is No Life Without ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing, including the insert and Warner/Reprise inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear and light surface wear.)
It's hard to go wrong with The Kinks at this point in their career – a time when even at their most basic, the group had something special that set them apart from most of their contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to most of the music here – an aspect that Ray Davies ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono tri-color label pressing with 1B/1C matrix. Cover has light wear and a sticker remnant.)
One of the greatest albums from The Kinks – the kind of material that pulled them strongly past their bluesy, garagey roots – into a role that has them giving some of the clearest, keenest visions of 20th Century British society – with all of its joys and worries! The tunes here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pre-Muswell Hillbillies, but taking a turn towards the folksier and rootsier sound that they used in their first few albums of the 70s. The strength here is that the band is still working off the lean style forged on Village Green Preservation Society – and most of the cuts have a great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing with Artisan stamp, in the all blue cover with some wear and splitting.)
A nice transition from the overwrought concept albums of mid 70s Kinks – and a shift into tighter, shorter, more condensed tunes that got the group firmly back on track! The concepts here are each confined to the space of a single tune – taking Ray and the group back to the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some pen.)
Alive! ... LP Casablanca, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
One of THE classic double live albums of the 70s – with titles that include "Black Diamond", "Watching You", "Deuce", "Strutter", "Hotter Than Hell", "Got To Choose", "Firehouse", "Nothin To Lose", "She" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later "desert" label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of ... read moreCD
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Original gold label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, with a name in pen on back.)
Andrzej Korzynski —
Possession ... LP Finders Keepers (UK), 1981. New Copy ...
Amazing sounds from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – penned for a legendary horror film from the early 80s! The movie goes way beyond typical grit and gore – with a surreal bent that's made it the stuff of much discussion over the years – and Korzynski's music definitely lives ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing avant work from Takehisa Kosugi – an artist most folks known as a founder of The Taj Mahal Travelers, but who here emerges as an electronic experimentalist – with a style to rival some of the best records of the Italian scene of the 70s! The album features improvised lines ... read moreCD
Great early work from this wonderful guitarist – recorded at a small coffe house in Minneapolis, and featuring sublime work on 12 string guitar! Titles include "Circle Round The Sun", "Sunrise", "Living In The Country", "Easter In The Sargasso Sea", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light stains, and splitting in the seams and spine.)
A nice little collection of some of Kraftwerk's earliest output, taken from their first 3 LPs on Vertigo, Kraftwerk (which was actually their first 2 LPs for Phillips), Ralf & Florian and Autobahn. Minimal pulsating Krautrock at its best! 8 tracks in all: "Ruckzack", "Autobahn& ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on Mercury. Cover has an unglued top seam.)
Spacey sounds from out of the ether – Kraftwerk's wonderful tribute to radio, spun out in the same spare electronics they used to give some love to the computer, too! The album's the first by the group to really work as a unified suite of tracks – building up wonderfully over the ... read moreCD
An incredibly lovely record from Kraftwerk – fashioned along the same suite-like style as Radio Activity, and served up with some haunting and charming tunes throughout! The electronics are quite spare, yet very thoughtful – never a note out of place, as the quartet build their careful ... read moreCD
A very weird, and very groovy record from Portia Nelson – who most folks know just as a singer and actress! This set has Nelson playing the Vox organ – using its weird sounds on a mix of cool pop instrumentals – including "Soho Strut", "Call Me", "March ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small bit of splitting on a top seam.)
The first album from Laid Back – the Danish duo who would soon dominate the world of breakdance with their electro-pop groove! This set has Laid Back sounding maybe a bit more rock at the core, but still with plenty of electronic touches around the edge – maybe a catchier version of ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A very cool mix of rock, blues, and soul – similar to some of the bigger mod names from the UK scene of the 60s! Titles include "Teardrops", "Searchin For Love", and "Baby Baby Baby" – all originals by Pete – plus versions of "One Night", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
B Lance (Bobby Lance) —
Rollin Man ... LP Atlantic, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
A record that has Bobby Lance looking a lot more long-haired than before – a set that was recorded up in the Atlantic Records studios up north, but with a sound that still has plenty of the same southern elements of Lance's debut – including some burning organ lines that really work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a DJ promo sticker and a small cutout notch.)