The title certainly gets it right – as the album definitely brings a bit of jazz into the mix for the great John Mayall – given that the set features strong work from funky jazz heavyweights Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Freddy Robinson on guitar! Both are musicians that we love for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bill Cosby introduces this hip little live set from the John Mayall group – which is fitting, as there's definitely a bit of an LA groove on the set! Mayall's still in very bluesy territory, but he also gets some great soul jazz support too – from players who include Charles Owens on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a rip on the top left corner, light surface wear, and a cut corner.)
Bill Cosby introduces this hip little live set from the John Mayall group – which is fitting, as there's definitely a bit of an LA groove on the set! Mayall's still in very bluesy territory, but he also gets some great soul jazz support too – from players who include Charles Owens on ... read moreCD
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 ... LP London, 1967. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Includes the London inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Hard Road ... LP Deram, 1967. Near Mint- ...
A killer album from one of the most legendary versions of John Mayall's Blues Breakers – a quartet that features drummer Aynsley Dunbar, bassist John McVie, and lead guitarist Peter Green – who's also singing a fair bit on the album as well! The style here is tighter and more focused ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo London pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Includes the London inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A well-collected batch of tracks from the mighty MC5 – easily the second heaviest sound to come out of the 60s Detroit rock scene after The Stooges! The package offers up the classic uncensored version of "Kick Out The Jams" – the controversial cut whose story is almost more ... read moreCD
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
One of the most brilliant moments of genius from Paul McCartney & Wings – and a set that has Paul working with the group in perfect album formation – able to craft enough songs that became hit singles, yet also fit the whole thing together in a superb sonic reality that made the ... read moreCD
An unusual one from Country Joe, without The Fish – recorded at Bradley's Barn, with help from some great Nashville session players, and a vibe that's a lot more country than usual! Joe takes on some country classics – with titles that include "Oklahoma Hills", "Tennessee ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 and a bumped corner.)
A really unusual set from the mid 70s underground – recorded by an obscure group in a tiny studio, but with a care and class that easily matches bigger records from the time! The guitar work is excellent – as tight as any heard on 70s AOR albums of the period, but much more relaxed, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the first-ever look at Scotty McKay – and definitely the first to give this rare rocker his full due – thanks to the beautiful Bear Family presentation, which includes copious notes, great sound, and a number of rare tracks that were unissued at the time! We'd put Scotty right up ... read moreCD
Steven Dayvid McKellar —
Ethio ... LP Sonic Ritual, 2020. Sealed ...
A really great debut from Scott McKenzie – formerly of the pop-folk combo The Journeymen, stepping out here with some great production from John Phillips and Lou Adler – in a mode that mixes bits of jazz in with the folk, in a gentle, sad-tinged style that reminds us a bit of Tim Hardin! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic! Todd Rundgren production, Jim Steinman songs, and lots of classics like "Bat Out Of Hell" and "Paradise By The Dashboard Light". Plus, we went to high school with Karla DeVito! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a spot of tape on the spine, a tracklist sticker and promo stamp on the back, general wear, and WGN letters in marker on both sides.)
The cover looks a bit goth, but Mech are a harder-rocking Polish group overall – one who come from more of a progressive background, but have a leaner, cleaner style here by the time of this album from 1984! The group were huge on the Polish live scene, and clearly have some amazing chops ... read moreCD
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 really cool little package – one that brings space age sounds from both the world of mainstream pop, and the farther reaches of electronic music composition in the postwar years! The core of CD1 is the groundbreaking album I Hear A New World by Joe Meek – presented here both in the ... read moreCD
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
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Gather Me ... LP Neighborhood, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the best-remembered albums from the moog pop generation – a record that's definitely a cut above the rest, thanks to the top-shelf talents of pianist Mike Melvoin! Melvoin is a name you'll recognize from countless other great LA sessions of the 60s – and Mike was always able to ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Men At Work —
Cargo ... LP Columbia, 1982. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Mermaids (Murmaids) —
Resurface! ... LP Chattahoochie, Early 80s. Near Mint- ...
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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
The album that changed everything for Metallica – catapulting them from patron saints of unrelentingly heavy thrash metal to reluctant (at first, anyway) mainstream superstars! The production is glossier sounding than ever before, and whether that compromised the rawer brutality of their ... read moreCD
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
An unimpeachable metal masterpiece! Master Of Puppets is one of the rare cases when the critical and popular consensuses match right up and are both right on the money – there's just no arguing against this being considered one of the greatest, most influential, and surprisingly timeless ... read moreCD
An unimpeachable metal masterpiece! Master Of Puppets is one of the rare cases when the critical and popular consensuses match right up and are both right on the money – there's just no arguing against this being considered one of the greatest, most influential, and surprisingly timeless ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican Polygram pressing on translucent black vinyl. Cover has light wear and a creased corner.)
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
Michael Franti & Spearhead —
Stay Human ... CD Six Degrees/Boo Boo Wax, 2001. Used ...
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 classic bit of tripped-out soul from Buddy Miles – put together with a lot of nice psychedelic production, and an overall sound that stays nice and deep on the bottom end of things – and lets Buddy rock out heavily on rootsy vocals. There's no real standout funky numbers, but the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dreamy little rock treat! The Millennium fit nicely on the bookshelf between The Free Design and the Beach Boys – and this debut album is the group's reigning masterpiece! The tracks are beautifully produced – with a landmark pop-sike sound that's loaded with Sunshine touches – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but ... read moreCD
(Out of print, gold CD pressing remastered by Steve Hoffman. Includes the original lift-lock case which has some light scuffs but is still solid.)
A really cool little album from the mighty Steve Miller – a set that's half live, half studio, and fully in possession of all Miller's mighty charms! The guitar is fantastic – and really stretches out on some of the longer tracks – but as always with Steve, he's never slavish to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)
Steve Miller Band —
Sailor ... LP Capitol, 1968. Very Good+ ...
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easy going energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
I A De Sars ... LP Ventadorn/Finders Keepers (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
An album from the mid 70s, but one that's got an almost timeless sort of vibe – given that it was recorded in the ancient language of Occitan, and set to instrumentation with lots of lightly folksy touches, and a fair bit of jazz-styled phrasing too! The mix almost gives the set the feel of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare relic from the early Canadian years of Joni Mitchell – a never-released recording done at a radio station in Saskatoon – back at a time when she was still known as the 19 year old Joni Anderson! The songs are mostly traditional, but handled with guitar work and vocals by Joni ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A treasure trove of pre-fame work from the young Joni Mitchell – tracks that will really open up your understanding of her early records on Reprise – and which will show that her genius didn't just grow up in the sunshine of Laurel Canyon! Instead, the set features early material from ... read moreCD
A rare treasure from Joni Mitchell – live material recorded at a venue in Ann Arbor, captured here a year before her initial studio album on Reprise Records! The huge package brings together songs from three different sets – nine of which have never been issued before – and there' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album that Momus recorded for Creation Records – a label that provided him with a much stronger springboard than before – which was perfect for the way the singer blended very offbeat lyrics with compelling mainstream songcraft! Momus was always very different than most of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and a mark from sticker removal.)
A totally fantastic 80s album from electronic wizard Clara Mondshine – one that's a fair bit different than her earlier material, and also shows maybe a bit of influence from the post-punk world of the time! The instruments are often stark, sharp, and rhythmic – but with lots of ... read moreCD
A more contemporary take on moog covers like classic albums in the past, now concentrating on classics from the 70s. Titles include "Ziggy Stardust", "Born To Be Wild", "Sweet Home Alabama", "Whole Lotta Love", and more. (Now Sound, Rock)CD
A never-issued album from offbeat songwriter Anthony Moore – originally recorded by Virgin Records during its most creative period – but unreleased at the time! Moore was a key part of British art rockers Slapp Happy, and a member of Henry Cow too – but the music here is much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album