Pool ... CD Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2018. New Copy ...
It feels like quite some time since we've last heard from Jazzanova – a group who were continually exploding our musical horizons back at the end of the last century, and who really seem to have evolved their sound in more recent years! This double-length set has a tremendous sense of scope ... (New Grooves, Rock)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
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, including the lyric insert.)
Two freaky tracks from Jerusalem – produced by Ian Gillan with a very heavy sound! "Kamakazi Moth" is a full-on frenzy of guitar, bass, and drums – with that kind of pre-metal sound that Gillan and his generation helped create – and "Frustration" is a non-LP ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Raw and blistering garage rock from The Jesters – who released a few singles on Sun in the mid 60s full of ferociously rugged, Memphis blues and r&b tinged rock sounds! Cadillac Men features tunes that hold up incredibly well with the best garage rock of the era – featuring several ... read moreCD
Jethro Tull —
Stand Up ... LP Reprise, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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
(Tan label pressing, with fully intact pop-up in the gatefold. Cover has light wear.)
Includes the classics "Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of A New Day" and "Bungle In The Jungle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Chrysalis pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Kim Ji-Yeon & Revival Cross —
My Heart Wavers ... LP Cobra Rose (Korea), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... read moreCD
One of the best of Elton's early years – with cuts that include "Hercules", "Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters", "Salvation", "Slave", "Rocket Man", "Honkey Cat", "Mellow", and "I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Uni pressing in the embossed envelope cover with paste-on.)
Fantastic material from the great George Jones – two early Columbia albums, back to back on a single CD! A Picture Of Me is prime Jones at his 70s best – stepping off his indie stretch on Musicor Records, and taking all the skills he'd honed on that imprint to some fantastic new ... read moreCD
Sure, Rickie Lee Jones went onto become a bit of a cliche in later years, but this early album's still got an undeniable power – and was a great breath of fresh air, at a time when it seemed like most of modern music was forgetting its roots! What is it with the LA scene from the 60s onward ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stellar solo debut of Janis Joplin – fronting her own Kozmic Blues Band after the break from Big Brother! The raw emotion of her voice is as impressive as ever here – and there is more of a rockin' blues vibe here than on her earlier records – thanks the killer horn section ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, unglued top seam, and the title sticker on back.)
Janis Joplin —
Pearl ... LP Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ ...
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
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 moreCD
Fist CD is album Revelation, second is rerecorded greatesat hits with Arnel Pineda & DVD is a live concert. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded.)
Joy Division —
Closer ... CD Factory/Warner, 1981. Used ...
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 moreCD
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
Cem Karaca is sounding even loftier here than before – mixing in some cool keyboard elements to his music, almost creating a prog-styled sound at times – with a lot more complexity than just a few short years before! His vocals also seem to rise to the setting, too – with all ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
One of those amazing obscure records that seems to come out of nowhere – sounding nothing like most of the mainstream work of the time, with a power that might have shaped the world of music for years to come – if the album hadn't been issued in a tiny pressing of only 60 copies! There' ... read moreCD
Katrina & The Waves —
Waves ... LP Capitol, 1986. Near Mint- ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
Jorma Kaukonen With Tom Hobson —
Quah ... LP Grunt, 1974. Used Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Prime era rockabilly & more from Ramsey Kearney – a Tennessee singer/guitarist/band leader who's played with some of the biggest and best proto-rock players in the game – he should've been much more famous worldwide! Ramsey's got a voice, style and charisma that stands as firm as ... read moreCD
Great great work from Keith – one of those overlooked pop talents of the 60s, but one who really came across with a great sound at the time – kind of a mix of Burt Bacharach arrangements with a pop psych sort of edge! The tunes are sweet, but swinging too – and Keith's got this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a wide piece of clear tape on the top seam, some wear, and price sticker remnants.)
A startlingly great mid 70s loner folk record by Scott Key – with some of the finest, most artful fingerstyle guitar we've heard on a self-recorded album from the period – and a really strong record that would be right at home on the Takoma label! Recorded in Colorado by Key himself, ... (Folk/Country, 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
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
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
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 moreCD
(HDCD pressing in a replica, gatefold LP-style sleeve.)
King Crimson —
Red ... CD EG/Caroline (UK), 1974. Used ...
One of the heaviest early King Crimson albums – a set that really has the group taking off even more than before – pushing the needles way into the red with their own sort of sonic intensity! The group's a trio this time around – with the legendary Robert Fripp on guitar, really ... read moreCD
King Diamond —
Abigail ... LP Roadrunner, 1987. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Wonderfully nutty pop! The King Of Luxembourg is the alter ego of Simon Fisher Turner – perhaps best known to the world for his arty soundtracks for Derek Jarman, but who here is operating in a strange style that mixes 60s Brit pop with a strange "regal" instrumental approach that ... read moreCD