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
The seminal Gram Parsons solo debut, and arguably his most consistant post-Burritos album. GP is pretty much the record that put the country in country rock – with a sharp steel guitar cry throughout, an unpretentious proud/poor delivery, and those sweet harmonies with Emmylou Harris. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – 180 gram vinyl with a bonus 7 inch single – including the tracks "She" and "That's All It Took".)
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!)
The second album from The Paupers – a mix of searing guitar jams, more easygoing psychedelic pop bigger arrangements, even a little bit of a comic take on Byrdsy country rock– making for a pretty wild mix of sounds, but done with a focus on melodies and catchy grooves. The group is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo, with insert, still in the shrink with Mono DJ sticker!)
Braen/Raskovich/Kema (Alessandro Alessanadroni/Giuliano Sorgini/Giulia De Mutiis) —
Pawnshop EP ... LP Four Flies (Italy), 1970. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
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 incredibly beautiful album from Pearls Before Swine – one that uses light orchestrations to create a baroquely folksy sort of feel – easily elevating the album past previous efforts, into classic territory we'd rank with the best from Nick Drake or Leonard Cohen! The whole album's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing with Artisan stamp. Cover has very light wear and bumped corners.)
Probably one of the most controversial records to be issued on Elektra at the end of the 60s – a rough-edged batch of hippie dippy tracks that shares a fair bit of energy and humor with The Fugs! The tunes here are perhaps a bit more focused than the work of The Fugs, but the group explore ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing.)
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
Think what you want about the lady and her music, this album's one of the most crucial indie sets of the 90s – a record that not only elevated a whole new level of songwriting, but also helped find a new role for the female artist in the changing scene of the time! Plus, for us, it's also a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's a long way from The Mamas & The Papas by this time for Phillips – standing on the beach on the cover, all bedraggled in a dirty hat and coat, with a long beard, and a worn-out look on his face. The tunes reflect that image nicely – a batch of Laurel Canyon folksy numbers that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(With Dunhill inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A tremendous collection – one that brings together the first two moments of genius from The Pixies, plus a live album too! Come On Pilgrim is only an EP, but a set that's had maybe more impact than thousands of other full length records over the years! The record gave the world a mighty ... read moreCD
A tremendous collection – one that brings together the first two moments of genius from The Pixies, plus a live album too! Come On Pilgrim is only an EP, but a set that's had maybe more impact than thousands of other full length records over the years! The record gave the world a mighty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from early 70s Elektra – a wonderfully warm, wonderfully solid set of rootsy rock from this group headed by Ian Matthews! The set moves past some of Matthews' earlier efforts – a bit tighter at times, yet still far from any country rock cliches at all – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear and aging, a promo sticker, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)
Live Peace in Toronto from John & Yoko – not the sprawling art rock proto noise collective that would record a little later, but a small group featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass and Alan White on drums – who surprised the audience at the Toronto Rock & Roll ... read moreCD
(Out of print 24k Gold CD pressing. Still in the orignal case. Small cutout hole through rear case and barcode.)
An obscure bit of 70s underground rock – the first solo album by Pamela Polland, who might be better known for her work in the psych-folk group Gentle Soul at the end of the 60s. This album's got a style that's a bit different than work by Gentle Soul – a lot more personal, and at ... read moreCD
Two albums by Pamela Polland – one of which was never issued in the 70s! First up is the self-titled Pamela Polland – an obscure bit of 70s underground rock – the first solo album by Polland, who might be better known for her work in the psych-folk group Gentle Soul at the end of ... read moreCD
Revolutionary pop from 60s Paris – a seminal set by one of our favorite French artists ever! Michel Polnareff sounds every bit as great as he looks on the cover – a slightly long-haired singer who plays acoustic guitar along with his vocals – but never in any familiar folksy ways ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Iggy's first proper solo record, and a strange morass of junkie desperation and guttural punk funk! The Idiot is the ultimately the culmination of a very smart decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting with ... read moreCD
Popera Cosmic —
Les Esclaves ... LP Columbia/Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
The group name's got "opera" in the middle, but the set is way more than that – and way more than the usual "rock opera" modes in which the rare album is frequently cited! Instead, the whole thing's a freewheeling bit of French psych – very much tied to the trippier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Easily one of the most trippy albums ever from Andre Popp – a French arranger who's usually best known for his lounge recordings of the 50s and 60s – but who's working here in a more psych-inspired mode that's right up there with the work of Jean Claude Vannier and Michel Colombier! ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
POS of the Doomtree Collective ups the ante on his third album – an appropriately-titled one at that! POS rhymes with skill, smarts and authority here, riffing on his life in the cultural enviroment of the time in way that holds up surprisingly well, with even the most topical material penned ... (Hip Hop, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(3LP 10th anniversary pressing – each cyan, magenta & yellow colored vinyl – plus screenprint & download!)
Chicago's Andy Pratt further disrupts any dismissive ideas we might've had in recent years about neo-classic singer-songwriters – he's got a raw, real sound, slightly raspy and charismatic voice, and unpretentiously poetic lyrical sensibility that's straight-up irresistible. This great little ... read moreCD
One of the greatest mainstream rock and roll debuts of all time – and a record that still blows away just about any other later work by The Pretenders! The set's got this raw, sneering power that's neither punk, nor new wave – but which seems to be very much of that moment – a ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Pretty Things —
Parachute ... LP Rare Earth, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Very dark work from The Pretty Things – an even more complicated, heavier-sounding album than SF Sorrow! The album's hardly got the lightness you might guess from its Parachute title – and instead, really shows the band moving into darker corners – both musically and lyrically, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rough-edged early work from The Pretty Things – a set that's got a much bluesier feel than their psychedelic work of a few years later, filled with influences from the Chicago and Memphis scenes! The grooves here are all pretty gritty – set up with jagged rhythms that feel like they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. NOTE – This copy no longer has the cover and comes in a plain white sleeve with index label.)
A late 60s masterpiece from The Pretty Things – beautifully baroque west coast psych pop, done in a style that links together the headier LA sound of Love with some of the more concept-driven work of the UK scene at the time! There's an undeniable power in the record – an energy that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost treasure from David Axelrod – an obscure 1970 rock project, and one that's almost even hipper than his work with the Electric Prunes! The style here is rock, but the sound is very much in an Axelrod mode – quite spacious, and with this wonderful undercurrent of funk – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early work from John Prine – exactly the kind of sounds that made him so different from both the 60s generation of folksingers, and most of his hip 70s contemporaries too! In one breath, Prine manages to embrace musical worlds that run from New Orleans up through the Mississippi ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the undisputed 70s classics from John Prine – a set mostly recorded down in Nashville, but at a level that still keeps Prine's wit and Chicago sensibilities firmly intact! The instrumentation here is a bit augmented from before – with help from the great Reggie Young on guitar, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy record from a very unique band – a homegrown set by an obscure Pennsylvania combo from the 70s – a group who were equally schooled in jazz fusion and progressive rock! Probe 10 are a rock group at their core, but they've also drank heavily from the brew of 70s Mahavishnu ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy record from a very unique band – a homegrown set by an obscure Pennsylvania combo from the 70s – a group who were equally schooled in jazz fusion and progressive rock! Probe 10 are a rock group at their core, but they've also drank heavily from the brew of 70s Mahavishnu ... read moreCD
Procol Harum check into the Grand Hotel – and check out with one of their greatest albums ever! The set's got that majestic sound that was the group's strongest point – a strange mix of the very personal vocals of Gary Brooker and the expansive blend of piano, organ, and guitar that ... read moreCD
Procol Harum always had a very heady sound in their music – a mode that was much more complex than their contemporaries, full of these richer currents of sound that matched the deeper ideas in their music! Yet here, they really take things even farther over the top – working with an ... read moreCD
A hugely expanded version of this record – with two and a half CD's worth of unreleased material! The core record is quite an unusual moment for Procol Harum – still riding strong here onto their ninth album as a group – but also bringing in the legendary production team of ... read moreCD
Maybe our favorite album from Procol Harum – a set that adds in some wonderful use of strings to the group's unique style – almost moving forward on the promise of the earlier single "Whiter Shade Of Pale", moving into much deeper territory overall! There's something about ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge career-spanning retrospective of the work of Procol Harum – presented in a set that features material from every single album by the group, including a few of their more obscure later efforts! While most folks might know an early hit or two by Procol Harum, those who are truly in the ... read moreCD
Horizonte ... CD Bellaphon/GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Very cool work from Psi – a hip 70s German group who were partly fusion, partly prog – in that special sort of blend shared by a rare few contemporaries – such as Embryo, Perigeo, or Zzebra! As with all three of those groups, the musicians here are clearly schooled in jazz, but ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
The first album that Genesis P Orridge and Peter Christopherson recorded together after the split of Throbbing Gristle – and a set that really has the duo going in a very different direction than before! True, there's still elements of noise and all the weird and wonderful sound that TG had ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Rhino reissue. Cover has marker through the barcode.)
A rare live set by the then up-and-coming Pulp – recorded by the BBC at Town & Country in London, and working with this nice edge that's a bit different than their studio work! Jarvis Cocker is magnificent on vocals – and not bad on stylophone too – and there's a stripped-down ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A perfect example of the jamming style of Quicksilver Messenger Service at their best – as side one features a 25 minute extrapolation of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love", stretched out by the group into these wicked long guitar lines and pulsating rhythms that shift nicely over time! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
One of the most progressive albums on the American scene of the late 60s – a set that's definitely psych, but which has a put-together quality that's something else as well! The group still have plenty of the optimistic charms you'd expect from their placement on the SF scene of the period ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Heavy Bay Area sounds here – with cuts that include "Superbyrd" and "Your Old Lady" by Steve Miller Band, "Stranger In My Own Home Town" and "Revolution" by Mother Earth, and "Codine" and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" by Quicksilver ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album