Great work from this compelling young Brazilian singer – a record that has plenty of creatively playful moments, yet also delivers the goods with the punch of an indie set too! Tulipa sings in Portuguese throughout, but has a great way of conveying the spirit of her music beyond the ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A wonderful instrumental duo effort from drummer Charles Rumback and guitarist Ryley Walker – the former a vital player in the Chicago jazz and experimental scene, the latter one one time Chicago, now NYC based player who has been as important as anyone taking the folk and blues-steeped avant ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second great album by Kim Fowley's pet Runaways – the album with Lita Ford, Joan Jett and the rest of the gals cloaked in fog and straddling polls on the cover – making them look like a cross between Mott The Hoople and the headliners at that seedy club by the airport! Like the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Rutles had a very short initial life – the subject of a tremendous mockumentary – put together in the 70s by Eric Idle of Monty Python and Neil Innes of Bonzo Dog Band! And yet over the years, the group's take on the sound of The Beatles has become something of a legend – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram 40th Anniversary pressing. Includes booklet, bonus 7", and inserts!)
A strong statement from drummer Dylan Ryan and Sand – Dylan's trio with guitarist Timothy Young and bassist Devin Hoff. This is in a more paired down setting than we've heard Dylan in recently and it's damn strong stuff! Chicago-bred musician Ryan has never been one to heed stylistic ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A mainstream rock trio from 70s Brazil – but one that's still pretty great too – working here in a post-Tropicalia blend of straightforward styles borrowed from England and the US, mixed with some of the more creative modes of the South American scene of the time! The lack of English ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Bridget St John —
Thank You For ... LP Dandelion/Trading Places (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A slight shift in styles for British singer/songwriter Bridget St John – an album that shakes off a few of the folksy touches of earlier years, but still retains all the dark corners that make her work so great! A few tracks on the album have Bridget working with more traditional ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great early album from Ryuichi Sakamoto – done during a time when his creative powers seemed to be non-stop, and he was always opening up new sonic territory with each new record! This set brings in some great guitar and "angry animals" from Adrian Belew – a factor ... read moreCD
Funk folks unfurling their freak flag, hailing from Tennessee – but working under the aegis of Marshall Chess and Abner Spector in the crossover mode of some of the other Cadet Concept albums from the time, plying a righteous verging-on-soul vibe that a lot of the hippy generation seemed to ... read moreCD
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs —
On Tour ... LP MGM, 1965. Very Good+ ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and a half split bottom seam.)
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear with half split top and bottom seams.)
San Ul Lim —
3 ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), Mid 70s. New Copy ...
Super fuzzed out, trippy 70s psych rock from Korea's San Ul Lim – an album recorded by the Seoul rockers in the power trio format of guitar, bass and drums – but with such a fuzzy, dense tone that it's hard to fathom how on Earth they got the sound! The opening track starts in ... read moreCD
Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles —
Live ... LP Columbia, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Features the 25 minute jam "Free Form Funkafide Filth" – plus "Marbles", "Lava", "Evil Ways", "Them Changes", and "Faith Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and Columbia inner sleeve.)
Abraxas ... LP Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A set that's way more than the classic rock outing of some of the group's Bay Area contemporaries – as the young Carlos Santana finds a way to mix inspirations from blues and Latin music into this fierce fusion of so many different elements at once – stretching out, jamming, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most searing, soaring albums ever from Santana – a set that takes all the power of the previous two records, and packs it into one tight little set! There's plenty of Latin influences going on – mixed with heavy fuzz from Carlos, and lots of jazz and funky touches too – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very early work from Savoy Brown – given great blues-heavy production by Mike Vernon! Plenty of great guitar from Kim Simmonds, vocvals from Brice Portius, and titles that include "Little Girl", "The Doormouse Rides The Rails", "Shake Em On Down", "I Smell ... read moreCD
The final album from SBB – a bit different than their trio efforts of the 70s, but equally wonderful all the way through! There's a slightly more spacious vibe going on here – symphonic prog, but without the symphony – just an expanded quartet lineup that uses their extra guitar ... read moreCD
A searing 70s classic from SBB – a Polish jazz rock powerhouse, and one of the strongest groups to mix fusion inspiration with rock expression on the continent during the decade! The group is a tight trio formation – with strong drums, sharp guitar, and a great mix of bass, piano, and ... read moreCD
Blue-eyed soul from Boz Scaggs, with a decidedly Philly influenced sound to the production, which we'd hazard a guess comes more from the Hall & Oates side of town than the Sigma Sound axis. Still, this is a solid album with the irresistible hit "Lowdown", still a favorite around ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A huge collection of work from Scars – maybe more than they ever released back in the day! The set begins with the album Author Author – the only full length album from Edinburgh group! The year is 1981, and the vibe maybe shows some of the changes in the post-punk years – less ... read moreCD
A weird little set on a small New York label – with a long version of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Bells" – plus "Michael Veni & Me", "Cry Myself To Sleep", "Father Michael Loves Sister Jennifer", and "Baby Can't Let You Burn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)
Conrad Schnitzler —
Con ... CD Paragon/Bureau B (Germany), 1978. New Copy ...
Beautiful early solo work from Conrad Schnitzler – a set that's kind of a distillation of the ideas he brought to Tangerine Dream at the start, but distilled down into much more personal territory, with a very different vibe than the sound of that group at the time! The music is every bit as ... read moreCD
A mad mix of loud guitar, wild samples, and heavy Brazilian percussion – all nicely topped with the soulful vocals of Chico Science! The record's one of the group's earlier ones, and it's filled with a sense of raw power and experimentation that easily demonstrates why the band grabbed so ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Four albums that show the continuing evolution of Earl Scruggs in the 70s – with a sound that's very different than his earlier music, and maybe even sharper instrumentation overall! First up is I Saw The Light – a record made after the famous banjo pioneer split with Lester Flatt, and ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
One of those surprisingly great albums from the second chapter in the career of banjo legend Earl Scruggs – material recorded with sons Randy, Steve, and Gary – who bring a bit of rock elements into the music, but still give Earl plenty of room to solo too! Gary sings on a few cuts, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
The first-ever full collection of all the groovy singles The Searchers recorded for the Pye Records label in the 60s – a 32 track set that includes both the a and b-side of every 7" release for the label! The Searchers were one of the leading lights of the early British invasion – ... read moreCD
A Brazilian rock classic! The band had a very sophisticated sound that mixes nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting, and great vocal work that carries ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s Mexican pressing. Cover has light wear and a small name near the bottom.)
Not quite as solid as their two tone classic Too Much Pressure, but more than satisfying first wave ska revival that still holds up after all these years! Includes "Bombscare", "Celebrate The Bullet", "Selling Out Your Future", "Red Reflections", "(Who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest groups of the legendary 2 Tone records scene at the start of the 80s – and a group that's maybe got an even harder edge than their more familiar labelmates, The Specials! The groove here is revival ska, but with a lean, jagged quality that's very different than so many of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary Edition on half-speed mastered 180 gram vinyl and with a bonus 7" single – with the cuts "On My Radio" and "Too Much Pressure (version)".)
One of the greatest groups of the legendary 2 Tone records scene at the start of the 80s – and a group that's maybe got an even harder edge than their more familiar labelmates, The Specials! The groove here is revival ska, but with a lean, jagged quality that's very different than so many of ... read moreCD
A fantastic second album from Chicago's Sen Morimoto – and, like the first, a set that really moves beyond simple definition! Sen's got years of experience in jazz and rock – and those elements come into play with his hip hop production, in ways that make for a real genre-crossing ... (Hip Hop, Rock)read moreCD
The second album from Canadian hard rock legends Sex – a power trio at the core, but expanded here with some great flute and sax, the latter of which is played in both acoustic and electric modes! The sound isn't quite prog, but the songs are longer than before, and the jazzy reed work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Philosophy Of The World album by The Shaggs – the enigmatic trio of Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin – three sisters all recorded by their father, who had the foresight to capture their simple but undeniable musical brilliance! The trio's first album ... read moreCD
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Philosophy Of The World album by The Shaggs – the enigmatic trio of Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin – three sisters all recorded by their father, who had the foresight to capture their simple but undeniable musical brilliance! The trio's first album ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Helen Shapiro – a UK singer known for a few big hits in the 60s, but represented here by a much wider scope of work – including a number of tracks that appear here on CD for the first time ever! Like some of the best of her generation, Helen's got that sweet UK ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Elliott Sharp's Terraplane —
Forgery ... CD Intuition (Germany), 2007. Used ...
Elliott Sharp on guitar, console steel guitar, glissentar, and tenor saxophone, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Alex Harding on baritone saxophone, David Hofstra on bass and tuba, and Tony Lewis on drums. (Jazz, Rock)CD
Elliott Sharp on guitar, steel guitar, national tricone guitar, and tenor saxophone, Eric Mingus and Tracie Morris on vocals,Hubert Sumlin on guitar, Alex Harding on baritone saxophone, David Hofstra on bass, and Lance Carter on drums. (Jazz, Rock)CD
Tripped-out pop by the great Sandie Shaw – a real departure from her other work of the 60s, and an album that's overflowing with wonderful late 60s tunes, grooves, and production! Sandie actually produced the set herself, in collaboration with supervisor Kenny Woodman – and she's going ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprising late folk entry in the Elektra Records catalog – recorded in the early 70s, and with some sublime production from the great Gary Usher! The sound is definitely contemporary folk, as promised in the title – but there's more of a singer/songwriter sensibility too – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from Shocking Blue, in case you couldn't guess from the title – and a set that seems to have the group increasing their intensity at just about every level in their sound! The tunes are deeper and less pop-oriented than before – with stronger guitars, and increasingly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – on heavyweight turquoise vinyl!)
The long-lost first album from Shoes – recorded at home, and even rawer than any later releases – appearing here on vinyl for the very first time! The group are already pretty amazing at this early point – right on the money, and almost with more of a punkish vibe at points ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal moment for Shoes – demo material that pre-dates their classic Present Tense album – pulled from the vaults, and issued here as a wonderful pre-Elektra slice of their career! The tunes were originally cut in the basement of a bridal shop in Northern Illinois – yet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album