A beautiful bit of soft rock from 70s Japan – served up by a group with two guys and two gals, who trade placement in the lead vocals, and deliver plenty of warm harmonies too! There's a vibe here that's in the best sort of Carpenters mode – well-produced, but very down to earth and ... (Japanese, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous discovery in soul music – previously unreleased demos from the legendary Dan Penn – one of the key songwriters in the Fame Studios/Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s! Dan's tunes had an undeniable impact on southern soul for decades to come – yet Penn hardly issued any ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A really obscure little set from a group who recorded in Erie, PA at the end of the 70s – but who never issued this music at the time! Penn Central often have an approach that's tight and smooth enough to be on the coast – maybe indie AOR, with some nice slinky touches – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent German reissue on Tramp, limited to 500, still sealed with hype sticker.)
A masterpiece in fuzzy funk from this large Estonian collective – a group who work here with sharp production from Misha Panfilov, with a sound that's every bit as weird and wonderful as all the other projects he's given us over the years! The group do a wonderful job of blending psychedelic ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great EP compiling 5 of their fantastic early tracks – "Heart of Darkness", "30 Seconds Over Tokyo", "Cloud", "Untitled", and "Heaven". This is still some of the best stuff they ever did! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing in the pink cover, still with RRP sticker.)
A seminal album from the American underground of the late 70s – the debut of Pere Ubu, bursting forth from the Cleveland scene with a sound to challenge the greatness of anything coming from New York or LA at the time! The album's not exactly punk, not exactly art rock, but has strong ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has a cut corner.)
A well-done collection of work from one of the real giants of the early days of Sun Records – and we mean that in more ways than one, as Carl Perkins was a towering figure of a man! Perkins may not have hit the fame as Elvis Presley or Johnny Cash, but his work here is every bit as wonderful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the legendary Perry & Kingsley moog records, with all of their early experiments with the instrument, and all of the weird tape cut-ups and production effects, over some versions of cool sixties pop stuff, and a host of original tracks. Titles include "Pioneers Of The Stars", ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)
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
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
Anthony Phillips —
1984 ... LP Passport, 1978. Near Mint- ...
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(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, a trace of a sticker, and a promo sticker.)
Two early albums from the great Shawn Phillips – back to back in a single set! First up is Collaboration – beautiful early work from Shawn Phillips – a British singer from that moment when the folk scene was really taking off into all sorts of new currents – but which are ... read moreCD
The Photos look plenty new wave on the cover, and they sound plenty new wave within – maybe a bit of a UK nod to the sound of Blondie in the late 70s, but with some punkier elements of their own as well! The record's the sort that was maybe lost in the record racks at the time, but is a well- ... read moreCD
Pink Floyd rose out of the same London scene that gave the world a huge amount of psychedelic records in the late 60s – but with a set like this, they're clearly head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries – already working with a boundless sense of imagination and impeccable ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, remastered from the original mono tapes!)
Pink Floyd —
Ummagumma ... LP Harvest/EMI, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
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(US pressing. Cover has some edge wear, split top seams, and partially split bottom seams.)
(US pressing with PAL/PBL etches and TML stamp in the original, stickerless cover. Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has surface & ring wear, some clear tape on spine, some peel spots inside gatefold.)
A record with "disco" on the cover, but a set that's much more new wave overall – a very cool combination of UK 80s dance music and Southeast Asian roots! The music is heavy on beats and keyboards, and although the tunes are catchy, there's a bit of darkness too – almost as ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Groovy work by the great Gene Pitney – undoubtedly one of the most unique male vocalists in the history of pop music! The set's got a whopping batch of tunes from Gene's 60s years – the time when he was cutting some genre-busting and underground cult hits for the Musicor label, ... read moreCD
A very cool little album from Placebo – arguably the group's most soulful session ever, and one that draws heavily from American funky jazz at the start of the 70s! The grooves are nice and tight, and keyboards are focused on the most soulful sort of riffs – not nearly as tripped out ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The earliest incarnation of the Plastic Ono band, and more or less 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
Pekka Pohjola —
Everyman ... LP Pohjola (Finland), 1983. Near Mint- ...
With Pohjola on bass synthesizers, Peter Lerche on guitar, Julli Liski on piano synthesizers, Keimo Hirvonen on drums, Timo Vesajoki on synthesizers, TT Oksala on synth programming, and Kassu Halonen on vocals. (Jazz, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Breakthru. Cover has some surface marks from cellophane removal.)
Includes the songs "Roxanne", "Can't Stand Losing You", "Message In A Bottle", "Walking On The Moon", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Invisible Sun", ... read moreCD
Two albums by Pamela Polland – one of which was never issued in the 70s! First up is the self-titled Pamela Polland – an obscure bit of 70s underground rock – the first solo album by Polland, who might be better known for her work in the psych-folk group Gentle Soul at the end of ... read moreCD
Trippy electric fusion from the west coast – a record that features Ponty, who was working with Zappa at the time, playing a set of electric jazz takes on Zappa tunes – with lots of added help from George Duke, who was also working with Zappa too! The set's almost a "birth of ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a large peeled patch on the front, staining on the bottom half, and a cutout notch.)
Iggy Pop —
Party ... LP Arista, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Iggy's third album for Arista – one of his more straight-forward sets of rockers, for the most part – but Iggy being Iggy, it's still pretty edgy stuff for a rock album on major label in the early 80s! Includes "Pleasure", "Rock And Roll Party", the wacko "Eggs ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
Go! ... LP Arista, 1979. Near Mint- ...
A great overview of the second half of the career of Polish guitarist Janusz Poplawski – a player who was a key part of the giant Czerwono Czarni band for many years, then hit some really great territory after that group disbanded in the 70s! Here, Poplawski hovers between experimental ... read moreCD
A really sweet record from the Canadian scene at the end of the 60s – and a set that feels a lot more like a California-styled version of Sunshine Pop than you might expect! The group's an initial vehicle for the husband/wife team of Susan and Terry Jacks – the latter of whom would ... read moreCD
There's a nicely cinematic image on the cover of this second album from Portishead – and the sound is very cinematic too – a real genre-setting standard for the kinds of new territory the group and some of their key contemporaries began to explore in the 90s! The overall style is a bit ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
The hugely influential debut of Possessed – and a major metal milestone! Hard rock and heavy metal bands from mainstream heroes to underground genre heavies dabbled with devilish lyrics and paired the sounds of lumbering heaviness and lightning speed before, but Possessed break so much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!)
The Preachers may be wearing priest-style collars on the cover, but the group have a sinister sound that's quite far from anything you'll hear in church – a sinister South Cali blend of guitar, organ, and just a bit of fuzz – very much like some of the best styles coming out of the ... read moreCD
A compelling step forward for Sam Prekop – a key member of Sea & Cake for many years, but maybe an even more engaging artist on his own! This set's different than some of Sam's previous records – in that it's all electric, really electronic – with modes that hearken back to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album