Ok, so Van Morrison's left your group – what do you do? The remaining members of the group split off into two factions, the raunchier of which, the Belfast Gypsies, hooked up with Kim Fowley! This set documents the great work of that post-Morrison Them sidegroup – and most tracks were ... read moreCD
Raw early work from Them – a group that's plenty gritty at this point in their career, with a young Van Morrison sounding bold and soulful in the lead! If you only know Van's later, sweeter tones, you'll really be surprised here – as he's got this style that's heavily influenced by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US mono pressing. Vinyl has a few small clicks, and cover has some light wear.)
Thievery Corporation —
Symphonik ... CD Eighteenth Street Lounge, 2020. New Copy ...
The title here certainly gets it right – as the album marks a huge new step for Thievery Corporation – the first full record in which the group works with orchestral accompaniment – a move that's maybe long overdue, given how much these guys were initially influenced by older ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Forget the silly cover image, because this is a gem of a record from Thin Lizzy – pre-Jailbreak, but a set with all the best elements of that classic firmly in place! The guitars are sublime – almost a chorus at times – and Phil Lynott's got that nasty sneer perfectly focused ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from the early Thin Lizzy trio lineup – a record that has all the power of their later records, but which also mixes in some airier moments that really help shape the sound! These guys are already setting themselves apart from their psych or blues rock predecessors – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The amazing first album from Third Ear Band – a set that's maybe even more distinct than some of their later, better-known recordings! These guys emerged in the British scene at the end of the 60s – but they're not really psych, or prog – and although they have a love of ancient ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Shakespeare never sounded so compelling before – given a very cool soundtrack by the Third Ear Band, who were moved to work on this project in collaboration with director Roman Polanski! The music is fantastic away from the film – very different than some of the group's earlier records ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in the textured cover, with light wear.)
A great first album from this unusual Florida trio – a hip little group whose members would later end up working with The Allman Brothers, Boz Scaggs, and Cowboy – but who sound plenty darn great here on their own! The style's a lot headier than you might expect – almost with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary limited edition pressing – on 180 gram vinyl!)
The last record from This Heat – and a set that's every bit as mindblowingly experimental as their first! The album saw a bit wider circulation than their previous efforts – as Rough Trade came into the mix, and gave the group access to a wider UK audience – but the label's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous work from This Mortal Coil – only the second album by the 4AD Records collective, but one that doubles the length of the first – and explores some even deeper territory in the process! The group take songs that had been forgotten from previous generations – beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It may end in tears, but it starts in genius – as This Mortal Coil was one of the strongest ideas to ever come from the 4AD label in the 80s – a way of reworking older songs from the legacy of rock and pop, but with the new voice that the label was creating at the time! There's plenty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK reissue. Shrinkwrap has some shop stickers.)
3 Hur-El —
3 Hur-El ... CD Diskotur/World Psychedelia, 1972. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The first album by trippy Turkish trio 3 Hur El – a great blend of Eastern sounds and western styles – all coming together with a slightly progressive feel! The instrumentation often includes some heavy basslines underneath lighter lines on acoustic strings – a blend of folksy ... read moreCD
A weird bit of sunshine pop – with the unusual feature that side one of the album is vocal, and side two is instrumental! There's some wonderful backings on the set – almost in a Rotary Connection mode, with lots of strange production, echoey orchestrations, and a good mix of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Vinyl has a short click in one spot, and label has a sticker.)
Includes their classic "The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades" – plus "Life Is Hard", Just Another Movie", "Friction", "Cheap Black & White", "I Love You In The Strangest Way", and "Facts About Cats". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the weirdest albums of the 60s, and a surprisingly big hit for the legendary Tiny Tim – a character then know to TV audiences for his appearances on Laugh-In and other shows – but an artist who sounds surprisingly culture-counter all these years later! The album's got some ... read moreCD
Brilliant material from George Tipton – an arranger who's best known for his late 60s work backing up Harry Nilsson, working here in a set that returns the favor by offering up fresh new versions of Nilsson's tunes! The style is almost funky jazz at points – thanks to the presence of ... read moreCD
Tolley & Dara —
Cutheart ... LP Roundtable (Australia), 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
Fantastic electronics – all improvised in real time during a live performance – but sounding like some of the best records from the Krautrock scene of the 70s! The duo here work on a variety of instruments – keyboards and synth, but also mixed with acoustic elements from flute, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer work from The Tomcats – a Brit group of the mid 60s, but one who had a lot more success recording in Spain for Philips Records than they did back home! The group later morphed into the psych outfit July – but here, they have a tight, raw sound – maybe more garagey than ... read moreCD
Early British psych from Tomorrow – groovy, trippy stuff with some inventive guitar playing and production, some great harmonies and catchy melodies that put them on par with some of the better remembered acts in the early years of British psychedelia! The group features Keith West, Steve ... read moreCD
A great self-titled set from Toncho Pilatos – the early 70s Mexican group's wild first album, cut for Polydor! The group has familiar influences, but they put those pieces together in a unique way, with a sound that's really something else! The vocals are echoey and tripped out, with raw ... read moreCD
(Out of print, packaged in a great little LP style sleeve.)
Homegrown surf rock from Cali's Tornadoes – a very cool little combo, and one who work here in a style that's nice and lean, compared to some of the more polished instrumental tracks of the period! Many of the cuts here were issued on the small Aertaun label – mostly as 45s – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print super bit mapping Gold CD pressing.)
Touch ... LP Coliseum, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ...
A pivotal record in the sound of the US scene at the end of the 60s – and a record that seems to trace an entire evolution in rock during the space of just one album! Touch have roots that go back to The Kingsmen and Don & The Goodtimes – and you can definitely hear garage elements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the heaviest albums of the legendary Peruvian scene at the start of the 70s – a record that has all the sharpness, sparkle, and edge of some of the heavy rock giants of the UK at the time – but which also has a sound that's somewhat looser and more inventive too! Traffic Sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really obscure set from the early 70s east coast scene – much more the kind of record you might expect to hear from the rockies at the time, if not farther west – as this trio's got a warm sound that mixes harmony vocals with acoustic guitars – very post-folk, and with a headier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy Brit girl pop from Twinkle – a singer who shone briefly for a stretch in the 60s, which is when most folks know her songs – but who also recorded some more obscure material in the 70s – which gets included here on a nicely expanded set! Twinkle's got a style that's maybe a ... read moreCD
Groovy Brit girl pop from Twinkle – a singer who only shone briefly for a stretch in the 60s, but who made some really great music in the process! Twinkle's got a style that's maybe a bit more dreamy than some of her UK contemporaries – less the brash, proud pop of Cilla Black or ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tyrannosaurus Rex —
Unicorn ... LP Blue Thumb, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ...
Titles include "The Seal Of Seasons", "Stones For Avalon", "She Was Born To Be My Unicorn", "Evenings Of Damask", and "Iscariot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a small corner cut.)
Boy ... LP Island, 1980. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
An early classic – with titles that include "Out Of Control", "I Will Follow", "Twilight", "Shadows & Tall Trees", "A Day Without Me", "Another Time Another Place", "The Electric Co", and "Stories For Boys". LP, Vinyl record album
Legendary psych from the late 60s Boston scene! The group's self-titled earlier set is a gem for sure, but this more ambitious, far out, yet groovy effort really is a wonder to behold! It's got nicely tripped out sounds, but never flying to far out with the fuzzy instrumentation, and stays grounded ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)
Fantastic sounds from a Colorado trio who only existed for a few short years at the start of the 70s – and worked in this wicked blend of fuzz and freak, acid and heavy – all with a sound that's really incredible, given the homemade nature of these recordings! The tracks here aren't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of THE greatest experimental rock albums of the 60s – a landmark effort from a short-lived group that included avant musicians Joe Byrd and Gordon Marron! The group's got a really tremendous sound – part psyche, part electronic, and part folk rock – all put together in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on colored vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Unwound right in the middle of their epic, decade long run! They're still tightly coiled, with cathartic, noisy guitars, but loosening up a little bit, layer by layer, and paving the way for their little less roaring, little more experimental sounds to come. The Future Of What is still an intense ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent bit of tripped-out jazz rock from this obscure combo – somewhat in the spirit of the bigger jazz-influenced groups of the time, but with an edge that's rougher, which makes for some nice funky undercurrents on the best numbers! The group's got a lineup that includes saxes, piano ... read moreCD
Well, we'd be hard-pressed to say that Mamie Van Doren invented rock music – but her sexy work on screen in the 50s was definitely a part of that generation's aesthetic – as you'll hear here in a selection of songs from the films Beat Generation, Teacher's Pet, Born Reckless, and ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great debut of Townes Van Zandt! On the level of pure songwriting, it's masterful – Townes was pretty much in peak form on that front even on the debut! The record is at it's best when it's at it's most intimate – simply letting his voice and acoustic guitar carry everything. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heck of a discovery – early recordings Townes Van Zandt cut in mid 60s Nashville – a couple of years before his official solo debut, and a soul shakingly beautiful mix of his country folk blues storytelling and some more rollicking numbers that work exceptionally well! One of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A baroque instrumental masterpiece from Jean Claude Vannier – Serge Gainsbourg's right hand man at the start of the 70s, and a key figure in the legendary Histoire De Melody Nelson album! The feel here is very much along the lines of work that Serge was doing at the time – larger ... (French, Rock)read moreCD