The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Rocking! This is a rare live album recorded by the Mutantes during the years after Rita Lee and Arnaldo Baptista left the group – and when the only surviving original member Sergio Dias turned the group into a very competent progressive rock outfit! The sound is very different than the ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Os Mutantes —
ZZYZX ... CD Mutantes (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ...
Surprising new work from this legendary Brazilian group – a combo who had a huge influence in the Tropicalia generation, then went on to grow and expand over the years, and open up countless new ears in the process! This set is a bit different than some of their other revival work – ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Osso Vaidoso —
Animal ... CD Optimus (Portugal), 2011. Used ...
(Lavender vinyl pressing, still in the shrink and includes the booklet.)
Pacific Gas & Electric —
PG&E ... LP Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ ...
An early 70s album for Columbia by PG&E – a really strong set with great rock & soul groove in the best style of some of the other Bay Area crossover groups from the time! The line up here is augmented by some positively soaring backing chorus vocals credited to the Blackberries ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dreamy sounds from Paradise Cinema – a new project from Jack Wyllie, of Portico Quartet – recorded in Dakar with help from percussionists Khadim Mbaye and Tons Sambe – all in a mode of acoustic roots and electric elements that's somewhere in the territory of some of the 4th World ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last of Van Dyke Parks' classic early trio of albums for Warner Brothers – and possibly the straightest of the bunch! Parks continues the exploration of ersatz Americana explored on his previous two records – but his approach here is sometimes a bit gentler, almost sentimental at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two very unusual works by the always-enigmatic Van Dyke Parks – both of them variations on older compositions from the middle of the 19th Century! "Old Black Joe" is a famous tune by Stephen Foster – but Parks' version here features this avant take on upright piano, mixed ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Surprisingly great compositional material from Richard Reed Parry – an artist that most folks know as a member of Arcade Fire, but who really moves us here with a set of more serious music! Most of the works are shorter chamber pieces, often with some sort of minimalist inspiration – ... (Classical, Rock)read moreCD
Both albums complete on one CD! Tracks include "Streets Of Baltimore", "She", "How Much I've Lied", "Still Feeling Blue", "Hearts On Fire", "$1000 Wedding", "Love Hurts", and "In My Hour Of Darkness". CD
A gritty little gem in the Gram Parsons/Burritos catalog – mostly covers of classic honky tonk tunes! Many of the tracks were recorded for what would have been an honest, earnest, hard country album that was never fully realized – eventually paired with a few other tracks of similar ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
A heady heady album from the Austrian scene of the early 70s – and one by a group that's really unlike anyone else we can think of! Paternoster are completely dark and brooding – often building their music at a pace that's a lot slower than prog, as the guitars and keyboards layer in ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
A really raw set from 70s Africa – one that's more rock than Afro Funk, but which has a pretty hypnotic groove overall! The group's heavy on guitars, which are often played in a fuzzy, jamming sort of way – but with different tones and phrasing than American or Anglo psyche groups ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Black Power ... LP Copperbelt/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
A really raw set from 70s Africa – one that's more rock than Afro Funk, but which has a pretty hypnotic groove overall! The group's heavy on guitars, which are often played in a fuzzy, jamming sort of way – but with different tones and phrasing than American or Anglo psyche groups ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first Reprise album from Pearls Before Swine – a bit more straight ahead and folksy than their work for ESP – but in a really great way, one that lets you hear the best of Tom Rapp's amazing songs and vocals! The album follows in a tradition that includes Tim Buckley, Tim Hardin, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label stereo pressing with 1H/1C matrix.)
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
A wonderfully groovy album by a wonderfully groovy group – one headed up by singer/hornman Ronny Peller, who spent a fair bit of time working in German nightclubs before issuing this debut album with his group! Ronny's clearly a consummate entertainer – able to deliver a solo, then ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 numbered copies – with bonus download too!)
Dan Penn —
Nobody's Fool ... LP Bell/Bear Family (Germany), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A fantastic set from the legendary Dan Penn – an artist who's maybe known more as a songwriter, but who's finally been given his due as a singer over the years! Back in the day, Dan recorded this gem, but it quickly fell between the cracks of the too-wide music business – yet since ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful bit of sunshine pop from the very obscure Peppermint Rainbow – a male/female harmony group with a sound that was a lot like the Mamas & Papas – blending folk rock and sweet pop into a really sunny groove! The album's worth it alone for the massive title track – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with hype sticker and vintage sale sticker. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Not an original full length album from Pere Ubu, but a set that's as crucial to their catalog as any of the first few records – as it brings together all their important early 7" singles, including titles issued on the Hearthan label, and some UK releases on Rough Trade and Chrysalis! ... read moreCD
The complete recordings of The Petards – a legendary German group who are maybe best-known for a few freewheeling albums on Liberty at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – but who also have a not more music here to offer! The set begins before most of the work we've ever heard ... read moreCD
Titles include "You Got Lucky", "The Same Old You", "A Wasted Life", "Between Two Worlds", and "Change Of Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)
Caroline Peyton —
Intuition ... CD Bar-B-Q/Asterisk, 1977. New Copy ...
A pretty amazing album from vocalist Caroline Peyton – a eclectic set from '77 that manages to cohesively blend pop, country, soul, folk and even a touch of disco-styled funk – but it all holds together masterfully thanks to credible craftsmanship and especially to Caroline's lovely ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Caroline Peyton —
Mock Up ... CD Asterisk/Bar-B-Q, Early 70s. New Copy ...
A wild set of early 70s leftfield folk from Caroline Peyton – a freewheeling batch of tunes that's a little bit more out there than the warmer, sunshine folk soul of the later Intuition album – but a unique gem that's a great showcase for Caroline's stunning voice, and the songwriting ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio —
Blackbird ... CD Pacifico, 1999. Used ...
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Sharp hooks, huge melodies, and 70s guitar pop greatness from Pilot – a genius pop group who only gave the world a handful of records, all of them pretty darn great! From The Album Of The Same Name includes their signature tune, "Magic" – and it's one of those songs everyone ... read moreCD
One of our favorite Floyd albums ever – a lot more subtle than The Wall, but with a focus missing from Wish You Were Here, too! Titles include "Dogs", "Pigs (Three Different Ones)", "Sheep", and "Pigs On The Wing". CD
A brilliant bit of psychedelia – still as fresh today as it was many decades back – and the crowning achievement of Pink Floyd during the early Syd Barrett years! The album's got all the best elements of the group firmly in place – the penchant for long-jamming tracks that still ... read moreCD
A seminal set from 70s Pink Floyd – a set that took all the energy of Dark Side Of The Moon, and refined it into an even more complex sonic setting! The songs here move out spaciously – still very unified as an overall album, but often with all of these longer-form musical ideas, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a barcode cover, including inner sleeve. Cover has ring and edge wear with a half unglued top seam.)
Rare late 60s psychedelia from blue collar Rockford, Il – a totally great lost album of pop psych tunefulness from Pisces – who had an incredible knack for experimental sounds that weave in and out of the hallucinatory pop structure! The group centered around core players Jim Krein and ... read moreCD
Only an EP, but a set that's had maybe more impact than thousands of other full length records over the years! Come On Pilgrim gave the world a mighty strong taste of The Pixies – eight tracks that forever put Black Francis and the group on the map, with a sound that's raw, but focused ... 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
Czech singer Marie Rotrova joins the instrumental group Plamenaci (aka Flamingo) for this really great set from the mid 70s – a jazz rock gem to match some of the grooviest work from the UK scene from a few years before! Instrumentation in the group is great – lots of strong work on ... read moreCD
Marc Capel on Hammond L100 organ, Fender Rhodes piano, Challen piano, Yamaha CS60 & Jen SX1000 synthesizers, Dimitris Bikos on fretless bass, Natsuko Sugao on trumpet, the Hien Trinh on trombone, Alfonso Munoz on alto, soprano & baritone saxophone & Vasco Trilla Gomes Dos Santos on ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
The late-career high points get loftier and loftier for the great Robert Plant! Plant is working here with his Sensational Shapeshifters, a band name that just as aptly applies to Plant himself, having shifted over to a progressive folk and roots mode, decades after conquering hard rock in Led ... read moreCD
The earliest incarnation of the Plastic Ono band, and more or les a one off, with an all star line up that included Eric Clapton and Klaus Voorman alongside Lennon and Ono. One side of the rootsy rock that was the old school Beatles stock in trade, and one side of Yoko Ono doing her thing on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early work from Please – aka Peter Dunton, who went onto more famous underground activity in the seminal jazz psych group T2! The music here shares a lot of the melodic qualities of that great group – music that's certainly rock, but which borrows freely from some of the ... read moreCD
A fantastic addition to the Pogues recordings of the classic years – material recorded in a variety of settings for BBC Radio broadcasts, all of which really capture the group at their best! There would be occasional BBC tracks as b-sides on initial UK singles over the years, but this set is ... read moreCD
Poi Dog Pondering —
7 ... CD Platetectonic Music, 2008. Used ...
An obscure bit of 70s underground rock – the first solo album by Pamela Polland, who might be better known for her work in the psyche-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