A record that was initially thought by some as a cheap cash-in on the Sgt Peppers concept – but an album that, to us, really helped set The Rolling Stones free to express themselves in so many new and amazing ways! There's definitely a bit of the hippie vibe to the set at times – such ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the lenticular 3-D cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has split seams held with tape, a name in pen, and light surface wear.)
Loads of late 60s classics from the Rolling Stones – served up in a special set dedicated to the late Brian Jones! The music here really shows the darkening side of the Stones' sound – and titles include "Paint It Black", "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The ... read moreCD
2 great 80s numbers with Jagger, Richards, & Co getting a helping hand from the Glimmer Twins, and proving that even at this point in their career they were still very much in the game! (Soul, Rock)12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sealed Canadian pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
A really striking live set from singer/songwriter Biff Rose – a real contrast to his better-known record on Tetragrammaton – thanks to a loose and free presentation of the material! Biff's talking here as much, if not more than, he's singing – and the audience at The Bitter End ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic solo debut from Tim Rose – issued by Columbia Records at a time when the label was taking a strong stand with singer/songwriting giants like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen! Rose might not be totally in the territory of those legends, but steps out from previous folk work (including ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from the Cali scene of the late 60s – music by a group with folksy roots, a bit of a British influence, and a warmth that sometimes gives them a bit of a Sunshine Pop vibe – but one that really hints at much deeper possibilities that should have made them huge! There's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label stereo pressing. Cover has a trace of a price sticker and light surface wear. Bottom seam is split, lightly stained, and held with clear tape.)
Rosie is Rosalie Hamlin – an unusual singer for the time, in that she wrote all the tunes herself! Backing is by Dick Jacobs – and titles include "My Darling Forever", "We'll Have A Chance", "The Time Is Near", "Cloud Nine", and "It's Time ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top right corner.)
Michael Rother —
Fernwarme ... LP Random/Gronland (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
Slow, spare, almost sad-tinged work from Michael Rother – a set that's kind of a distillation of his longer krautrock legacy into a subtle, minimal mode! The tunes are all instrumentals, with these beautifully-placed guitar lines, keyboard parts, and other sonic touches – very much in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strong work in the lead by The Roulettes – a group who initially replaced the John Barry Seven as the backing group behind UK rocker Adam Faith – but who here really seem to find a great sound of their own! The combo had changed a bit by the time of this debut – and benefits from ... read moreCD
An obscure roots rock set on the Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and a set that features production and arrangements from Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore, and some guitar work by Coffey too! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in the round die-cut gatefold cover. Cover has light wear and ink stamps on front & back.)
Roxy ... LP Elektra, 1969. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A late 60s Elektra set – with songs and lead vocals by Bob Segarini – and titles that include "Windy Day", "You Got A Lot Of Style", "Sing A Song", "New York City", "Love Love Love", "Love For A Long Time", and "Rock & ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roxy Music —
Siren ... LP Atco/EG, 1975. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the biggest early moment of US fame for Roxy Music – thanks to the classic "Love Is The Drug", which kicks off the album and is easily one of the group's best-known tunes of the 70s! The album tightens things up slightly from the sound of Country Life before – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label Warner Communications pressing with PR suffix. Cover has light wear.)
The fourth album from Royal Trux and possibly their first truly great one – scuzzed out, fuzzy riffs and swaggery rock that's probably as strong as anything they'd ever do! Royal Trux turns classic sleazy, Stonesy riffs and debauched blooze rawk cliches upside down on Cats & Dogs, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit trippy, a bit groovy – and a very compelling little set from the Brazilian duo of Rubinho & Mauro Assumpcao! At one level, the record's got an earthy feel that matches the cover image of the pair climbing out of a tree without their shirts on – but at another level, there's ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Tulipa Ruiz —
Efemera ... CD Vinyl Land (Brazil), 2010. Used ...
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 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
A beautifully personal statement from the young Todd Rundgren – a set of focused, well-written tunes that point towards his pop genius to come, but also expose a few of his more ambitious modes as well. As always with Rundgren, the best tunes on the set are the mellower, quieter ones – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second great live album from Rush – with versions of "La Villa Strangiato", "Tom Sawyer", "Spirit Of Radio", "Red Barchetta", "Passage To Bangkok", "YYZ", "Closer To The Heart", and "Jacob's Ladder". CD
Music beyond description – a unique blend of disco, funk, avant garde, and dub – the wonderful world of the late Arthur Russell! Russell was a bass player by trade, but he was schooled in both classical and Eastern music forms – and brought an incredibly fresh vision to his work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 set that's maybe a bit more straightforward than some of the other work from Ryuichi Sakamoto from the time – warmly crafted with lots of jazzy touches, thanks to work on the record from Katuougi Session! The approach is almost city pop, but there's still some of the quirkier touches we ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Plenty of fuzz and plenty of spirit – a wonderful debut from this African group of the 70s – a combo who work here with equal parts of influence from Jimi Hendrix and some of the other Zamrock groups of the time! Lyrics are in English, and have this blue-toned quality that's really ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
A fantastic debut album from Samurai – one of those lost prog classics from the start of the 70s that still sounds years ahead of its time! The group features Dave Lawson on keyboards and vocals – and represents an amazing (and short) evolution of the sound of his music from his time ... read moreCD
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
Sand ... LP Barnaby, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Destined Road", "Eagle's Claw", "Lady Of Mine", "Mystery", "She", and "Who Ya Tryin To Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(An unusual pressing– features two one-sided albums! Cover has a cut corner.)
Proof that Capitol was THE place to be if you were a sad and dreamy male vocalist – because on this set, Tommy comes off with a lot less rock and rolling than usual – and hooks up with Nelson Riddle in an album that's got all the boozy late night touches of some of Dick Haymes best work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, half split seams, a scrape on front, and a small mark from sticker removal on back.)
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
(Vintage Japanese Quad pressing – SOPN 129 – with obi! Includes poster and insert, which have some light aging.)
Sadly, it's really easy to dismiss Santana, if only for his having been elevated to iconic status among hippies and classic rock lovers, in spite of the fact that he made a number of great records. This early 70s effort finds him moving in a more jazzy direction, with supple rhythms underpinning ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime work by the Santo & Johnny team! You probably know their monster hit "Sleepwalk" – the cornerstone of this early album, and a fantastically moody blend of electric and pedal steel guitar, with a slow spacey surf sound that captivated millions of earholes when it first ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black & silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a small staple in one corner.)
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, audiophile sticker, and hype sticker on back.)
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... LP Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two stunning works from Japanese experimentalist Somei Satoh – both very different, but very minimal too! "Emerald Tablet" moves between the farther reaches of sound into moments of sustained resonance on tubular bells, which then shifts to noisier moments too – all delivered ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A trio of works created by Japanese composer Somei Satoh in the mid 80s – all very much with the meditative qualities you might guess from the title! The songs here all build slowly – with a strongly resonant sonic space that seems to emerge slowly from a keyboard – some of the ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal funky rock from 70s Poland – recorded by a hard-jamming group who also had plenty of fusion in the mix! The guitars are clearly in the lead here – strutting out next to some tight and frenetic work on drums – but the album's also got a fair bit of keyboards too, including ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 very groovy record – sort of a mix of 60s pop, eastern trippiness, and bits of psyche jazz that you might hear on other albums on Verve at the time! Danny's vocals aren't too bad – and on the best cuts, he's got a slightly broken style of singing that breathes a bit of honesty into ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and some yellowing from age.)
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
Conrad Schnitzler —
Con ... LP Paragon/Bureau B (Germany), 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic spacey sounds from Conrad Schnitzler – all recorded at Peter Baumann's Paragon Studios, right around the same time as Schnitzler's trio of Con albums in the late 70s! The music here is similar to those, but more experimental too – very minimal, and played with live electronic ... 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