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
McPhee ... LP Sommor (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
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.)
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 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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A great Columbia Records set from the mighty Lee Michaels – still going strong after an amazing run of albums on A&M, but with a vibe that's maybe a bit more underground overall! Lee's still a hell of a songwriter, but he's also got an approach that's maybe slightly muted – almost ... read moreCD
Lee Michaels —
Tailface ... CD Columbia/Manifesto, 1974. New Copy ...
Lee Michaels and the group stare out of the front cover here, almost with a look right out of the Seattle scene of the early 90s – which is maybe a bit fitting, as there's some grungier elements in the music than on some of Lee's previous records! Some of the songs are nicely earthy, with a ... read moreCD
Hard grooving, heavily grooving South American rock from Miguel Y El Comite (Miguel & The Committee) from the early 70s – led by Miguel Livichich, who made waves a bit earlier with El Syndikato! The percussion drives the sound pretty well, but the vocals are nicely out front in the mix, ... read moreCD
An excellent collection of vintage work from the great Roger Miller – and one that's got a bit more going on than you might expect! Sure, the title's taken from one of Roger's big hits of the 60s – but the bulk of the set features his more obscure RCA material from the years before he ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A much-needed look at the early years of Roger Miller – the chart-topping country star of the mid 60s, best known for a few key hits – but actually a well-traveled journeyman who spent cut many records before hitting the big time! Most of the work here is from the prime years of ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Steve Miller Band —
Rock Love ... CD Capitol/Elemental (Spain), 1971. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
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
Joni Mitchell —
Blue ... LP Reprise, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ...
A peak album for Joni and genuinely one of the greatest singer-singwriter albums of the 70s, if not ever, all the greater for the intimacy of the songs and beauty of her voice! Perfect isn't a word you want to throw around too often, but Joni Mitchell's Blue might be one of the rare perfect albums. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the blue inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A classic live album – with titles that include "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "Big Yellow Taxi", "Blue", "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "Both Sides Now", "Real Good For Free", "Jericho", and 'Chircle Game". LP, Vinyl record album
Some of the best blue-eyed soul of the 70s – material by a really wonderful group with raspy soul leads and full, soaring harmonies! The Mob had a groove that was partly influenced by crossover soul of the late 60s, but which also had a touch of the jazz/rock modes of their generation – ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moby Grape's self-conscious, but hardly less groovy late 60s excursion into loose, free form and largely instrumental psychedelia – the sweet and therefore appropriately titled Grape Jam! GJ is really a world away from their earlier rock regalia – with superstar special guests Al " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The self-titled groovy rock masterpiece from Moby Grape – one of the greatest things to come out of San Francisco after Ghiradelli Chocolate and sourdough bread! The Moby Grape LP is one of the finest, and leanest LPs we can think of from the '67 school of Bay Area psychedelic rock – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing, matrix ending in 1E/1C, in the "middle finger" cover still in the shrink with Columbia inner sleeve! Includes the poster, very well kept in a separate plastic sleeve. Cover has a small cutout hole and staple holes in one corner.)
A truly fine Moby Grape effort from the tail end of the 60s – featuring loads of rubbery rock grooves – and one of the more songwriting centered efforts from the Grape catalog! Moby Grape was pared down to a trio by the time of Truly Fine Citizen – and the tracks are just loose ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album titled after the creator, and a set that's maybe the most spiritual to date from Tuareg guitar genius Mdou Moctar – a record that comes across with a strong sense of focus right from the start, and which seems to have Mdou's guitar sounding even better than ever! The drums are maybe ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
An album titled after the creator, and a set that's maybe the most spiritual to date from Tuareg guitar genius Mdou Moctar – a record that comes across with a strong sense of focus right from the start, and which seems to have Mdou's guitar sounding even better than ever! The drums are maybe ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary bit of psychedelia from the Mexican scene of the 60s – the only album ever cut by Bodo Molitor, a singer with a range of American influences! Part of the record is definitely as wild as you might expect from the cover, but other parts are more focused and groovy – almost a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Mexican reissue on gold marbled vinyl, including the insert.)
A weird mix of electronics and percussion from the German scene – a set recorded in 1981, but with a freewheeling vibe that's almost more like some of the electronic experiments of the prog years! Clara Mondshine plays a range of keyboards – most with these sounds that are somewhere in ... read moreCD
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
Excellent "a go-go" soul from Brit beat group phenom Zoot Money – recorded in a style that was very faithful to his roots in US soul and R&B, but with the usual UK touches. The record was recorded live at the Klook's Kleek nightclub in London – and it's got some of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best ever efforts from the Monkees – really the first album where Mickey, Peter, Davy and Mike took creative control from the TV people – and created and album of groovy late 60s pop to rival those of their influences! Headquarters famously features a lot more original ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, some splitting on the spine, and some aging.)
The first-ever album from The Monkees – a set that's overflowing with great numbers from the teams of Boyce & Hart and Goffin & King – plus one original by Mike Nesmith himself! Titles include "Theme From The Monkees", "Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day", " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Monkees had so many fantastic records during their short span of recording, nearly all of them might well be "greatest hits" – but this set does a nice job of slimming the selection down to focus on some of the most long-lasting tracks from the group! There's a few killer Boyce ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – on orange colored vinyl!)
A fantastic set from The Monkees – maybe the record that really had them coming together and finding that special groove that was all their own! The set features their completely sublime "Pleasant Valley Sunday" – but also has this great range of unusual material that seems ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Primitive genius from the mighty Monks – their early demos for tracks that would eventually be ignited and explode on record for the uber-essential Black Monk Time LP and others – including the pre-Monks single by The 5 Torquays – issued properly in full for the first time ever by ... read moreCD
The last slice of work to be released from the incredible Monks – a group of American servicemen who rocked the German scene in the mid 60s – and have gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The group's Polydor recordings have been issued and reissued many times – ... read moreCD