A wild solo project from Rita Lee – done after the breakup of Os Mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! There's a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that's echoed by the band's space-style ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first solo album by Rita Lee – cut back when she was a member of the groundbreaking Tropicalia trio, Os Mutantes! The album's got a very different feel than her work with that group – and has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
An amazing limited box set release of John Lennon's Imagine – issued as a special 40th Anniversary package, and even cooler than the original release back in the 70s! The white box has a great cover image of John at the piano, with Yoko sitting nearby – and contains 2LPs, on 180 gram ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great John Lennon album from 1973 – still in an exhilaratingly creative mode with strong Plastic Ono traces, even if the overall effect is more mainstream friendly – ultimately, an album that stands incredibly well on its own, even if its something of a bridge to John's rock and ... read moreCD
(Out of print gold CD pressing – from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab!)
The first true proper solo album by John Lennon – recorded after a few non-Beatles records with Yoko Ono, and at the same time as Yoko's much wilder album with a similar title! This one, though, is John at his best – very personal and exposed, in similar territory to Paul McCartney on ... read moreCD
A legendary album of sorts – partly because it was the first that most folks heard of the music that would show up on the Rock & Roll album by John Lennon – but also because it was a less-than-legit release of the material – tied to Morris Levy at Roulette! The tracks here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Matrix numbers on the runoffs are 1018 A/1018 B, with no Bell Sound stamp – spine says "Great", and cover does not show shoulders.)
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Apple label pressing, still in the brown outer sleeve, with some fraying at the top seam and some edge wear.)
Deke Leonard —
Kamikaze ... LP United Artists, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Deke Leonard's really finding himself as a solo artist here – so much so, he begins the album with an instrumental, then continues to push his strengths on that instrument every bit as much as his edgey vocals! As with his previous record, there's some great help here from old bandmates in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)
A record with a sexy cover and a slinky sound to match – the rare second album from the cool French instrumental combo Les Jaguars – a 60s group who start in modes that resemble American surf guitar, but really take off into some great directions of their own! The style here is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing on clear yellow vinyl – limited to 500!)
A rare bit of Canadian psych from the start of the 70s – served up by a group with a sound that's all their own! Some numbers here are straightforward hard rockers, but others have a more complex approach – not proggy, almost performative – like some of the trippier French ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge package of work from this seminal UK group of the 80s – a combo who managed to bring together an earlier fusion influence with all these strands of soul and pop at the time – in a way that made them a surprisingly big hit on the global scene with work like this! The set features ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A crossover classic from Level 42 – a set that catapulted the soulful British group into international stardom! The tunes are catchy, filled with electro bits, and produced with some great bubbling touches from Wally Badarou – whose hand in the studio really keeps things from ever ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker and shop sticker remnants. Cover has a light stain at the bottom right corner.)
A really unlikely pairing of artists – vocals by Lightnin Rod, who'd later record his legendary album in the 70s – with guitar and bass from Jimi, and organ and drums from Buddy Miles! (Soul, Rock)12-inch, Vinyl record
Freaky fuzzy French pop from Liminanas – a group we've loved for years, and one who just seem to get better and better with each new release! The duo have a wonderful way of channeling so many different strands of older music, while also managing to come up with a sound that's all their own ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
A fantastic collaboration between two contemporary legends in French music – both artists we love on their own, but who maybe sound even more amazing here together! We've loved and stocked records by the Liminanas for years – a duo who have a great way of reviving an older style of ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Liminanas & Laurent Garnier —
De Pelicula ... LP Virgin, 2021. New Copy 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
A fantastic collaboration between two contemporary legends in French music – both artists we love on their own, but who maybe sound even more amazing here together! We've loved and stocked records by the Liminanas for years – a duo who have a great way of reviving an older style of ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fierce work from Lincoln Street Exit – a bluesy psych group with a definite ear for Native American issues – as if you couldn't guess from the cover! The work here is very heavy on bottom sounds – rumbling bass and heavy drums that underscore the fuzzy guitar nicely – and ... read moreCD
(Out of print, small promotional sticker on back of case.)
Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil Sudderberg —
Largest Afternoon ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy ...
A set that's brimming over with improvising jazz talent – but one that's an especially great reminder of the guitar genius of the great Arto Lindsay! Lindsay is amazing here – playing with energy to match the brilliance of Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee – which is really saying a ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
The first-ever official issue of a concert that's gone on to be the stuff of legend over the years – a New York radio concert by the classic Little Feat lineup – and a set that has Lowell George and the group really sounding their best away from the studio! There's a lean, laidback ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album from the great, freewheeling, genre-defying Little Feat! This album, like all the others from Little Feat, isn't easy to pigeonhole – rolling from sun-toasted country rock to roadhouse-y blues and beyond – in a way that feels perfectly right and natural. It's not as ... read moreCD
The second album from Little Feat – and it's a great one! Loose roadhouse bluesy and country rock-styled songs – infused with their own weirdness! This is one of those great examples of a band that not only loved, but could play down home American music of many kinds – and add ... read moreCD
The second album from Little Feat – and it's a great one! Loose roadhouse blues-y and country rock styled songs – infused with their own weirdness! This is one of those great examples of a band that not only loved, but could play down home American music of many kinds – and add ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later work from the guitar genius who made Television sound so great – with tracks that include "Lovin Man", "Black To White", "Backtrack", "Soldier Blue", "Watch Yourself", and "Losin Anna". LP, Vinyl record album
A rare jazz rock treasure from Loadstone – the only set that the group ever recorded, but an album with more than enough punch to knock out their competition on Columbia Records! Dave Grusin produced, and he seems to use his late 60s soundtrack experience to help these guys sound trippy and ... read moreCD
Titles include "Angry Eyes", "Be Free", "Vahevala", "Peace Of Mind", "Danny's Song", and "Your Mama Don't Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and a lightly bumped corner.)
Logic System —
Logic ... LP Express (Japan), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
A classic album from this Japanese electronic group – a set that definitely borrows elements from 70s jazz fusion, but winnows them down into a leaner, more compact mode that's very much in the mode of the scene at the time! Instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, guitar parts, and rhythm ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Logic System —
Venus ... LP EMI/We Want Sounds (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
A really beautiful record from the Japanese electro scene at the start of the 80s – a record that's got some of the catchy synth modes of the period, but which also has a fair bit of other elements going on too! Logic System features keyboards from Hideki Matsutake – best known for his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Loma ... CD Sub Pop, 2018. Used Gatefold ...
The lasting legacy of Screaming Lord Sutch – and an album that's almost equally well-known for its work by a host of famous guests – including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and others! Page is perhaps the most involved here – as he produced the set with Sutch, co-wrote some ... read moreCD
Fuzzy work from Los Fugitivos – a garagey combo from Mexico, and one with a great ear for rootsy rhythms! There's a definite nod here towards some of the more southern-influenced rock coming out of the US at the end of the 60s – especially in the group's many covers of CCR tunes – ... read moreCD
(Out of print, comes a great little LP style sleeve!)
Los Lonely Boys —
Rockpango ... CD Playing In Traffic, 2011. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A brilliant set on the legendary International Artists label – a very Love-like record that's filled with colorful tunes – from Houston's Lost & Find, who fit in beautifully with other Texas psyche pioneers of the mid-to-late 60s! Both the vocals and the overall timing of the ... read moreCD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies – with 3 bonus tracks and deluxe packaging – kind of like a mini book, with notes, photos, and an additional booklet with info on other International Artists psyche gems of the era.)
Lothar & The Hand People gave the world one of the greatest psych albums ever issued by Capitol Records – but this set of earlier recordings shows the group in a very different light – raw, noisy, and very garagey – much more in the territory of The Seeds or The Sonics! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual album from John D Loudermilk – often known as one of the hipper songwriters in Nashville during the 60s, but here mostly singing songs by other folks – although with really unusual phrasing in the vocals, which almost makes the sentiment feel ironic! (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful early work from the great John D Loudermilk – one of the quirkiest songwriters to ever record for RCA! Titles include "The Great Snowman", "Mister Jones", "What Would You Take For Me", "Two Strangers In Love", "Song Of The Lonely ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam, and marker on the back. Vinyl is nice.)
Much more of a hard rock affair than the group's third LP – kind of a return to the heavy guitars of Da Capo after the baroque beauty of Forever Changes – but a stone winner nonetheless! Arthur Lee's genius is still firmly in place, and although there's a back to basics rock feel on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label big "E" pressing with plain text title. Cover has a small cutout hole, some wear and aging, and a partially unglued top seam.)
Love's first album – a seminal bit of Sunset Strip rock, and every bit as powerful today as it was in the 60s! The style's a bit sharper-edged than the group's classic and more familiar Forever Changes set, but it's still pretty darn great – a completely fresh batch of guitar-heavy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on 180 gram vinyl – mono, too!)
A surprising little gem from the late 60s UK blues rock scene – and one of the first efforts from a young Dave Edmunds! Edmunds is the key member of this trio – singing lead vocals and playing some incredibly smoking guitar that kicks off this blues-heavy set, and needs no apologies ... read moreCD