A very nice set of electric guitar groovers from a young Harvey Mandel! The record has less of the trippy dippy feel of Harvey's later albums – and instead has some nice tight jazzy arrangements with his soulful guitar soloing over the top. There's a lot going on stylistically here without ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The lost legacy of Alberto "Mandhy" Vanasco – an Argentine singer and guitarist who was known for one famous duo album at the end of the 60s – but resurfaces here with a collection of solo tracks recorded over the space of a decade! The strength of the guitar work is what ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The US debut of Manfred Mann – and a heck of a record to introduce the group to the American market! These guys have a mod cooking style right from the start – still with a bit of Brit Invasion jangle in the guitar at points, but much more pointed towards the bluesy currents of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The flamingo may be pretty, but the group here is nice and raw – on the last full album to feature the original lineup of Manfred Mann in all its smoking mod glory! Even the familiar title hit takes on a bit of a garagey groove – and other tunes show the group's continuing love of deep ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Al Manfredi —
Blue Gold ... CD Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ...
The lost legacy of Al Manfredi – a south Cali singer who made a short splash with a garage combo in the 60s, then quickly retreated to a quiet life behind the counter of a music store! Yet during that time, Al was secretly work on his own – using multi-track technology to create these ... read moreCD
Al Manfredi —
Blue Gold ... LP Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ...
The lost legacy of Al Manfredi – a south Cali singer who made a short splash with a garage combo in the 60s, then quickly retreated to a quiet life behind the counter of a music store! Yet during that time, Al was secretly work on his own – using multi-track technology to create these ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing – includes download with bonus tracks!)
Classically approached psychedelia from Gerard Manset – and odd, but beautiful blend of string heavy moods and more small scale moments of heavy percussion, keyboards and vocals – one multi part suite! The sounds move from grander string moments, to a more narrative storysong mode with ... read moreCD
Classic group harmony from The Marcels – a group who scored big with the title track of this solid set, but who also have plenty more to offer! The quintet have a style of vocal interplay that was one of the most dynamic of the time – not gimmicky, but really always in search of new ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s yellow label Emus pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)
The Marketts take to wheels here – making the move to hot rod themes that so many other surf instrumental groups were doing at the time – yet also finding their own unique groove in the process! The Marketts always had more of an overall studio sound than some of the more live rock ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Vitaphonic stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam, cutout hole with moisture staining and flaking along the bottom seam.)
Markley (West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band) —
Group ... CD Forward/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1969. New Copy ...
An incredible end of the 60s effort that's essentially the final album by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – although credited as Markley! Bob Markley and Michael Lloyd co-produced and co-wrote most of the tunes but fellow WCPAEB members are photographed and credited – and the ... read moreCD
Wild stuff! This album's beyond description – sort of a mix of the baroque instrumental arrangements of David Axelrod, and the tape/musique concrete grooves of Jon Appleton, with some of the hippiness of the work of Galt MacDermot – but still very different than all of them! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Steve Martin at the height of his powers – when he was hitting on all burners with his TV specials, nightclub appearances, and radio airplay. The album's big selling point was the single "King Tut" – Martin's ridiculous tribute to the late great pharaoh, whose treasures were ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The incredible debut of John Martyn – a set that's surprisingly spare and stripped-down compared to later work, but which already shows that genius that set Martyn apart from most of his contemporaries! The approach is similar to the style used with contemporaries Bert Jansch and John ... read moreCD
An insane amount of material from the enigmatic Iain Matthews – pulled from his personal archives, and featuring rare material with Matthews Southern Comfort, Plainsong, and some of his other projects – plus plenty of other tracks recorded on his own! These aren't just rough nuggets or ... read moreCD
One of the 2 terrific records ex-Fairport Convention singer-songwriter Ian Matthews cut for the Vertigo label in the early 70s – built around Matthews wonderful vocals and acoustic guitars, but with a tighter rhythmic backdrop the the typical post folk trope! The key here is warmth – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
British blues meets LA's Laurel Canyon – a trans-Atlantic (or is it Pacific?) blend that makes for one of John Mayall's most compelling albums of the 60s! The album was recorded after the breakup of the Blues Breakers group – but it still features strong support from Mick Taylor on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s Mexican pressing on Peerless. Cover has clear tape on the bottom seam.)
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Possibly one of the best-remembered albums by John Mayall's legendary Blues Breakers combo – thanks to vocals and guitar from a young Eric Clapton! Clapton at this point is way fresher than in later years – not prone to cliches, and still coming across with a raw, edgey power that is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Vinyl Lovers pressing on red vinyl.)
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
Glittering sunshine pop throughout! MC Squared has a name that may sound like a weak late 80s crossover rapper, but the group's a killer harmony act from late 60s Reprise Records – produced to perfection by Lenny Waronoker, and given the same mix of tight studio and hip undercurrents that ... read moreCD
The incredible solo debut of Paul McCartney – and a record that already leaps ahead from The Beatles in so many amazing ways! There's an up-close, intimate vibe to some of these songs that's really amazing – a sense of happiness that Paul never seemed to have in the Beatles' later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and a center split in the bottom seam.)
Paul McCartney has left Wings behind for this record – but in their place he's come up with a wonderful new approach – serving up all the instruments himself, as he did on the first album titled Paul McCartney – but also using more electronics than before, which makes for some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a name in marker near the top right corner.)
Paul McCartney —
Ram ... LP Apple, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ...
An early moment of genius from post-Beatles Paul McCartney – a solo set that's wonderfully diverse throughout – filled with the kinds of cool little twists and turns we loved in his late Beatles records, and in his 70s killers with Wings! There's a newly-emerging sweetness going on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing. Cover has light wear, and a torn bottom corner.)
A really unique non-Beatles 60s moment from Paul McCartney – maybe his first-ever solo project away from the group! Yet the record's hardly got the feel of his later material with Wings – and instead is an all-instrumental affair built on music composed by Paul, conducted and arranged ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s stereo pressing!)
Donny McCaslin —
Blow ... CD Motema, 2018. New Copy ...
Saxophonist Donny McCaslin opens up a whole new side of his music here – by letting in a host of guests vocalists, whose presence links the record to some of the work that Donny did with David Bowie near the end of his life! We're not saying this is a Bowie record, and with the presence of ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A rare set of work from New York singer Edna McGriff – a vocalist who'd recorded more famously with Sonny Til of The Orioles, and with frequent partner, tenorist Buddy Lucas – but who's heard here on a strong batch of sides for the small indie Bell Records! The music ranges from raw ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
The LP that followed up Barry's classic pop folk track "Eve Of Destruction". The track still sends a shiver up our spines – probably more because we've seen it used in a million documentaries, than because of any actual power in the song. Still, it's a darn groovy track, and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An Australian group from the start of the 70s – one with a very striking female lead singer named Faye Lewis, who works with a range and power that rivals the young Grace Slick at her best – moving through a sweet blend of fuzz guitar and keyboards with a mighty sharp sound! The group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from Ralph McTell – a British singer with roots in folk music, but an artist who was already finding his own territory by the time of these albums! Unlike other British folkies of the time, who seemed to be heading towards more ancient territory, and were often trying to sound ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
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
(Blue label pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
John Cougar Mellencamp —
Scarecrow ... LP Riva, 1985. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Small Town", "Rain On The Scarecrow", "Justice & Independence 85", "Rumbleseat", "You've Got To Stand For Somethin", "ROCK In The USA", and "Between A Laugh & A Tear". LP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of greatest heavy metal albums of all time – a pioneering blast of mid 80s thrash from Metallica at an early peak! Say what you will about Metallica's later career triumphs and failures, there's no overstating how huge their impact was on metal and hard rock early on, and their best few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 —
Now ... CD Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ...
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period ... 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