A really fantastic collection of solo material from the great Mike Nesmith – all the wonderful sounds he recorded on his own after the breakup of The Monkees – at a time when he was finally able to focus on the music that really mattered! The bulk of the set includes Mike's ... read moreCD
Arguably the most perfect record ever from New Order – a stunning second full length set that has the group emerging from the turgid depths of the early post-Ian Curtis years, and before the schmaltzy pop of the John Hughes generation! The electronics are wonderful – definitely a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Qwest pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker, including the heavy inner sleeve. Vinyl has just a couple of light sleeve marks.)
A gem of an album from Randy Newman – a masterpiece of understated with from the mid 70s, and one of his most fully-conceived records for Warner Brothers! The album offers up a vision of the south, past and present, through Newman's eyes – eyes that are partially clouded by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keyboard master Keith Emerson's first real album length masterpiece, the self-titled third album by his Brit psychedelic art rock/space soul unit the Nice! Emerson leads bassist Lee Jackson and drummer Brian Davison on a suite of fine studio tracks including "Azrael Revisted", "Hang ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label Immediate pressing. Cover has wear, waviness from moisture, and a sticker spot.)
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... read moreCD
Czeslaw Nieman —
Katharsis ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
If you ever thought the Polish scene would be years behind the times, given that they were working under Soviet control during the Cold War years – then you owe it to yourself to check out this classic from Czeslaw Nieman – a set that's got every bit as much experimental electronic work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mad music from the Nihilist Spasm Band – a group who really live up to their name from the very first moments of the record! The set begins with "Destroy The Nations" – a track that's meaner, nastier, and more mindbending than anything you'll ever hear from any of the wildest ... read moreCD
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in the gatefold cover, with the printed inner sleeve.)
These guys just get better and better with each of their records – finding a depth and seriousness that they might have been lacking at the start – while still holding onto their sharper wit, and wide-ranging interpretation of sounds from previous years of the 20th century! The group's ... read moreCD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)
Normal Brain (Yukio Fujimoto) —
Lady Maid ... CD Vanity/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from Japanese artist Yukio Fujimoto – a record that maybe echoes some of the electro-pop styles of the time, but in a way that's much more stripped-down and creative! The set was issued in a limited pressing of 300 copies at the time – so was light years away from the ... read moreCD
The amazing debut of NRBQ – a set that might come as quite a surprise if you only know some of this group's later work! The New Rhythm & Blues Quintet were maybe one of the first great groups to hail from Louisville – an early part of the legacy that would later include Squirrel ... read moreCD
The amazing debut of NRBQ – a set that might come as quite a surprise if you only know some of this group's later work! The New Rhythm & Blues Quintet were maybe one of the first great groups to hail from Louisville – an early part of the legacy that would later include Squirrel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Legendary early work from Nurse With Wound – one of the group's first few albums, done at a time when it was quite difficult to ever figure out where they were coming from! Steven Stapleton's clearly got a strong influence here from 20th Century avant composition modes, particularly tape-base ... read moreCD
Was there a more tragic figure in the 60s scene than Phil Ochs? Perhaps, but this is still a wonderful piece of his odd and sad career, a great portrait with his unrelenting political stance still in place, though not as raw as some of his other LPs. More arranged than any of his other LPs, but ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has wear and splitting.)
This hip Chicago duo presents a whole new side of their music – on a really special record put together in Brazil – with help from sonic genius Kassin – who really seems to help shape the sound of the set! Core energy comes from Darin Gray of Tweedy and Glenn Kotche of Wilco ... read moreCD
An absolute treasure of tripped-out, space age symphonic funk from 101 Strings! On this set the undocumented group of session players run through a whole bunch of spacey cuts, complete with fuzzed out electric guitar and sitar, weird period electronics, and more than a few funky drum breaks. It's ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreCD
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Quite possibly the last truly sublime album ever recorded by Os Mutantes – a set that's a bit more rock-oriented then their first few, but still pretty revolutionary overall! The group have expanded to a quintet at this point, but haven't yet falling into the guitar-heavy groove of later ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
An essential collection of rare material from this legendary Brazilian group – and a set that shows the importance they had in the Tropicalia movement beyond their own famous albums! The package brings together key collaborations between Os Mutanes and other key figures in music at the time ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A strange one – looks a bit trippy, but actually some nicely tight songs, with a cool compressed crossover vibe! Titles include "Remember The Star", "Twilight Asylum", "High On Life", "Three Cheers For The Working Man", and "Kevin's Magic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Time Won't Let Me", "Come On Up", "Respectable", "Help Me Girl", and "Show Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still in the shrink.)
In ... LP Capitol, 1967. Near Mint- ...
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(Mono rainbow label pressing, still in the shrink with vintage price sticker.)
Pacific Gas & Electric —
Get It On ... LP Bright Orange, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ...
The long buried first album by Bay Area rock & soul combo Pacific Gas & Electric – cut for the Bright Orange label in 1968! PG&E cut some great little numbers in the late 60s & early 70s, and we're thinking they MUST have kicked some serious arse live – and there are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the censored cover, with some surface wear and split bottom seam.)
You might know Misha Panfilov from his soulful 45s done for the Funk Night label – but here, the Estonian musician is in completely different territory – working alongside partner Volodja Brodsky in a freewheeling blend of acoustic and electric elements – performed live, on ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spare moogy tunes from Jerry Paper – a singer who sounds about as you might expect from the cover, but who also has a surprisingly catchy style as well! Jerry clearly loves sounds from the past – as there's bits of AOR and boogie soul at work on the album – but he also never ... read moreCD
Spare moogy tunes from Jerry Paper – a singer who sounds about as you might expect from the cover, but who also has a surprisingly catchy style as well! Jerry clearly loves sounds from the past – as there's bits of AOR and boogie soul at work on the album – but he also never ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool imagined sound library album – one that's heavy on the mellotron you'd expect from the title – but which also has lots of other vintage instrumentation as well! The keyed-strings quality that you usually get from mellotron isn't the biggest part of the sound – and ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great girl group material from mid 60s Warner Brothers – a sweet little set from The Paris Sisters – produced to perfection by Jack Nitzsche and Jimmy Bowen! The trio's probably best known for giving the world Priscilla Paris – who went on to cut some sexy records on her own ... read moreCD
A rare early moment from the legendary Austrian group Paternoster – sounds that predate their one and only cult-status album – originally created for the equally legendary film, Die Ersten Tage! The music here was never issued commercially at the time – and the release of these ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000! Includes a WAV download for the album, bonus tracks and a the Die Ersten Tage film!)
Braen/Raskovich/Kema (Alessandro Alessanadroni/Giuliano Sorgini/Giulia De Mutiis) —
Pawnshop EP ... LP Four Flies (Italy), 1970. New Copy ...
A set that's billed as an EP, but which has more than enough funk and fuzz to top much longer soundtracks – thanks to great work from the legendary Braen/Raskovich studio combo! The group are really the brainchild of Alessandro Alessandroni – who plays guitar, bass, sitar, and even ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 600 copies. Covers are variable in black and tan versions.)
A great step forward for Tom Paxton – his first album on the Reprise label, and a set that really pushes the best post-folk modes of the singer! Tom's in this very dark setting here – still singing and playing acoustic guitar, but draped with these mature elements from a well-chosen ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Johnny Paycheck (aka Danny Young) —
Shakin The Blues ... CD Decca/Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ...
Johnny Paycheck has worn many hats over his decades in country music – but maybe one of the coolest was his early career as singer Donny Young – featured here in a host of excellent recordings done before his classic sides on the Little Darlin label! The work here is totally great ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Pearls Before Swine —
Balaklava ... CD ESP/Drag City, 1968. New Copy ...
The second album by Tom Rapp's legendary group Pearls Before Swine – and a haunting batch of tracks that is far and away one of our favorite rock albums of the 60s! The style of the music is incredible – a dark blend of rock and folk, with slight avant influences, in a style that's ... read moreCD
Pearls Before Swine —
Balaklava ... LP ESP/Drag City, 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
The second album by Tom Rapp's legendary group Pearls Before Swine – and a haunting batch of tracks that is far and away one of our favorite rock albums of the 60s! The style of the music is incredible – a dark blend of rock and folk, with slight avant influences, in a style that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure late 60s treasure on Capitol – one of those groups who were part garage-rock, and part high concept – a fact that's instantly apparent on this LP! Side one features a number of shorter, driving tunes that are pretty great – surprisingly heartfelt on the lyrics, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with B4/B6 matrix. Vinyl has some light sleeve marks. Cover is lightly aged, with a small split in the bottom seam.)
People's Victory Orchestra & Chorus —
School ... LP People's Music Works, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ...
A totally cool album – and surprisingly funky in parts! LP, Vinyl record album
(With inserts, and cover includes cool attached photo! Cover has a small bit of light wear, but is great overall.)
A fantastic single from the American underground of the 70s – and maybe one of the first indications that we were about to have the same sort of musical explosion that was taking place in the UK! Yet the sound of Pere Ubu was also instantly different – far from the New York scene, with ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Perfume Azul Do Sol —
Nascimento ... LP Pedra Temple Animal, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
That's a trippy cover on the album, and the group are pretty darn trippy too – much more so than most of the popular Brazilian acts of the mid 70s – still working with a sound that hearkens back to the offbeat psych of the Tropicalia generation! We don't know much about these guys, but ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the standout album from The Petards – a German group who got their start during the big beat group boom, but who really start to trip out nicely on this album for Liberty! Lyrics are all in English, and sung in a freewheeling style that echoes some of the more soulful psych singers on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A searing, sprawling double-length set from The Petards – an ultra-hip German group from the start of the 70s, and one who've got a really fantastic sound! The cover looks trippy, but these guys also have a nice sort of focus too – often using hard rock elements that really send things ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw, blistering and flat out fine early 80s punk rock from Peter & The Test Tube Babies! These guys weren't out to change the world, and by '82, most punk bands who were going to do that did so already – so for us, there's no heady genius to mine, it's just a a ripping good time. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Raw, blistering and flat out fine early 80s punk rock from Peter & The Test Tube Babies – recorded at live shows around England, and it's timeless stuff – we wish we could've been to one of shows, but it's pretty damn glorious on a turntable, too! These guys weren't out to change ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A quartet of classics by PFM – an Italian prog act of the 70s, and one of the few to challenge the international reputation of British groups like Yes or Emerson Lake & Palmer – so much so, the latter group actually issued these albums on their own Manticore label! Like ELP, PFM ... read moreCD
David Bowie's on the cover, but the music here is from a much wider array of musical sources – in a surprising array of instrumental and vocal tracks that really live up to the madness of the famous film! The key contributor here is John Phillips – who not only gives us some excellent ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD