Amazingly spooky stuff from Nico! The album's only Nico's second solo album – after the legendary Chelsea Girls for Verve – but it's got a spark, stark, totally-drained quality that's immediately gripping. John Cale handled production, and he's working here with Nico in a junkie haze ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s butterfly label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Czeslaw Nieman —
Katharsis ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
If you ever thought the Polish scene would be years behind the times, given that they were working under Soviet control during the Cold War years – then you owe it to yourself to check out this classic from Czeslaw Nieman – a set that's got every bit as much experimental electronic work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mad music from the Nihilist Spasm Band – a group who really live up to their name from the very first moments of the record! The set begins with "Destroy The Nations" – a track that's meaner, nastier, and more mindbending than anything you'll ever hear from any of the wildest ... read moreCD
One of the coolest projects ever from funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – and one of his most-sampled records too! The albums maybe even more offbeat than some of Janko's previous projects – as it features a studio group, named Mad Unity, with a very heavy lineup of keyboards ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Harry Nilsson —
Harry ... LP RCA, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A wonderful early album by one of the great oddball songwriters of the last forty years! The Harry album is certainly the bridge between Nilsson's two previous wildly bombastic LPs, and the slightly more subdued material that popped up on the Schmilsson and later records. Harry runs the gamut ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in the gatefold cover, with the printed inner sleeve.)
One of Nilsson's best ever albums – with a more streamlined overall sound than some of his wildly eclectic earlier LPs – really putting a tight focus on both his vocal and songwriting genius! There's an easygoing charm to the album that's pretty much unrivaled in his catalog (and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, LSP-4515. Cover has a small name in pen.)
One of the wilder sets from Nillsson – careening from lovely piano pop with romantic vocals, to spaced out, good humored potty mouth excess – near honky tonk, to fuzzy pop rock – if you like Nilsson at his most unhinged, this is a great one! It's a stunner, actually – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve and poster! Cover has some wear.)
A really cool little set from a small Michigan group – one who serve up soul with a bit of a fusion twist – all in a sound that's quite unique! At some level, Nimbus remind us of the groups bubbling under on the Austin scene of the mid 70s – working without any need for standard ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary 3LP set – core work by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with help from many others who make the record great – including Mother Maybele Carter, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, and Roy Acuff! The whole thing feels a lot more like a traditional bluegrass ... read moreCD
A legendary 3LP set – core work by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with help from many others who make the record great – including Mother Maybele Carter, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, and Roy Acuff! The whole thing feels a lot more like a traditional bluegrass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear.)
A key lost chapter of the ultra-hip early 70s Warner Brothers rock scene – lost recordings by Jack Nitzsche, a key figure from the same scene as Van Dyke Parks, Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, and other legendary figures. Nitzsche first emerged in the 60s as kind of a Phil Spector-like wunderkind ... read moreCD
Normal Brain (Yukio Fujimoto) —
Lady Maid ... CD Vanity/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from Japanese artist Yukio Fujimoto – a record that maybe echoes some of the electro-pop styles of the time, but in a way that's much more stripped-down and creative! The set was issued in a limited pressing of 300 copies at the time – so was light years away from the ... read moreCD
The amazing debut of NRBQ – a set that might come as quite a surprise if you only know some of this group's later work! The New Rhythm & Blues Quintet were maybe one of the first great groups to hail from Louisville – an early part of the legacy that would later include Squirrel ... read moreCD
The amazing debut of NRBQ – a set that might come as quite a surprise if you only know some of this group's later work! The New Rhythm & Blues Quintet were maybe one of the first great groups to hail from Louisville – an early part of the legacy that would later include Squirrel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary early work from Nurse With Wound – one of the group's first few albums, done at a time when it was quite difficult to ever figure out where they were coming from! Steven Stapleton's clearly got a strong influence here from 20th Century avant composition modes, particularly tape-base ... read moreCD
Groundbreaking work from Laura Nyro – exactly the kind of record that sums up the unique genius in her music! The record's not folk, not pop, not soul, nor jazz vocals – but a new sort of style that draws a bit from all those genres, and comes up with a bold new approach that opened ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, including insert. Cover has light wear.)
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
O Bando —
O Bando ... CD Polydor/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1969. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Heavy fuzz from late 60s Brazil – a Tropicalia-era album, but one with a slightly more mainstream groove – one that mixes elements of regional music with psychedelic elements and bouncy, mod-styled backings! The approach is somewhat like the work going on over at EMI/Odeon during the ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
The second album from O Terco – the guitar-heavy power trio who were one of the hardest things going in Brazil during the early 70s! The album's got a style that's somewhat progressive, but which also still holds onto plenty of late 60s psychedelic elements – qualities both sweet and ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Was there a more tragic figure in the 60s scene than Phil Ochs? Perhaps, but this is still a wonderful piece of his odd and sad career, a great portrait with his unrelenting political stance still in place, though not as raw as some of his other LPs. More arranged than any of his other LPs, but ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has wear and splitting.)
A key moment in the west coast years of Motown – and one of the most unique albums the label recorded during the early 70s! The group's got a mixture of soul, funk, and rock – served up by a hip lineup of younger longhairs who make for a real change from the class and poise of Detroit ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A killer prog soundtrack from the Canadian scene of the 70s – one that rivals some of the best German and French use of rock at the time – but on a record that's far more obscure! Most of the tracks here are instrumental, and make great use of the piano, organ, and saxophone of Gerald ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful follow up to Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield – even if the slow building success of that classic first album ended up literally bypassing the newer Hergest Ridge on the charts at the time! Hergest Ridge, like its famous predecessor, it's the album is of a piece, in 2 parts, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from symphonic rock pioneer Mike Oldfield – at this point unable to steer his way out of the engulfing shadow of his massive Tubular Bells album of a couple years earlier – yet still bearing fruit creatively, as Ommadawn is his third excellent and pretty much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, hype and tracklist stickers, and some wear.)
Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful easy grooves – from an orchestra leader who couldn't read a note of music! During the 60s, Andrew Oldham was probably best known to the world as the flamboyant manager of the Rolling Stones – but during the same period, or at least the earliest stretch of it, he also headed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed at RTI on clear vinyl – in an "Old Style" tip-on jacket!)
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark) —
Pacific Age ... LP Virgin, 1986. Very Good ...
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) —
Organisation ... LP Virgin, 1981. Near Mint- ...
A very surprising second album from OMD – in that it not only showed them well suited to tight and catchy pop tunes, but also had them experimenting a bit more with electronic soundscapes, in a way that offset the pop tracks nicely! The album kicks off with the incredibly catchy "Enola ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s UK pressing with red & green labels. Cover has some light abrasions on back.)
This hip Chicago duo presents a whole new side of their music – on a really special record put together in Brazil – with help from sonic genius Kassin – who really seems to help shape the sound of the set! Core energy comes from Darin Gray of Tweedy and Glenn Kotche of Wilco ... read moreCD
Four key tracks from the 101'ers – a group that had a short but legendary run on the UK scene of the pre-punk years, and which also was the early home to Joe Strummer of The Clash! The style here is certainly in the gritty, short, heavy punch of early UK punk – but there's also a ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Yoko Ono —
Fly ... LP Apple, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Pretty wild work from Yoko Ono – a mixture of straight rock tunes and some very experimental numbers, a few of which sound so much like New York No Wave tunes from a decade later that we have to admit we're pretty darn shocked! In fact, we'd dare say the record's better than anything ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)
We love this album – and think it's even better than Hair for sheer grooviness! Sure, it's the soundtrack to the world's first "nudie" musical – which might be enough to make you wince – but the score was written and performed by a hip little group called The Open ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print – still has the original backing sheet!)
Orioles/Marylanders/Toppers/Emanons/Deke Watson & The Brown Dots/Coney Island Kids —
Boppin ... LP Jubilee, Late 50s. Good+ ...
A classic set of doo wop – one of a rare handful of well-remembered full length albums in the mostly-singles genre! The collection was one of a few on the Jubilee label to pull together key singles in their catalog – great indie vocal group records that include a fair number of obscure ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with a split top seam.)
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from ... read moreCD
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
Quite possibly the last truly sublime album ever recorded by Os Mutantes – a set that's a bit more rock-oriented then their first few, but still pretty revolutionary overall! The group have expanded to a quintet at this point, but haven't yet falling into the guitar-heavy groove of later ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A stellar mix of tightly walloping proggy rock, jazzy touches, spacey sounds and freely expressive grooves from German combo Out Of Focus – the group's second album, one that really stretches the possibilities without ever really losing focus! Four Letter Monday Afternoon is a double album, ... read moreCD
Fierce fuzz from this legendary Dutch combo in the late 60s – a record that's gone onto have loads of underground appreciation over the past few decades – and for good reason, too! At their core, the group are garagey, but can also trip out in a really great way – mixing straight- ... read moreCD
The long-overdue return of Mustafa Ozkent – the legendary Turkish guitarist who made some very mad music in the 70s! The style here is a contemporary take on Mustafa's classic records from back in the day – all instrumental, with a heavy focus on his sharp-edged guitar lines – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Insane grooves from arranger Mustafa Ozkent – an artist who was to Turkey what Lalo Schifrin was to the US in the 70s! Like Lalo, Mustafa had a great ear for mixing funkier rhythms and fuller orchestrations – often with odd instrumental twists and turns that bubble over with a fair bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pacific Gas & Electric —
Get It On ... LP Bright Orange, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
The long buried first album by Bay Area rock & soul combo Pacific Gas & Electric – cut for the Bright Orange label in 1968! PG&E cut some great little numbers in the late 60s & early 70s, and we're thinking they MUST have kicked some serious arse live – and there are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album