Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels —
Breakout ... LP New Voice, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Blue-eyed soul from the legendary Mitch Ryder – and pretty darn gritty at that – steeped in styles borrowed from Memphis and Muscle Shoals, and given a bit of a color-blind twist on the Detroit scene of the late 60s! Mitch clearly loves the motor city sound of the 60s, but also takes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant second album from Sagittarius – one of the shining stars of the Millennium universe at the end of the 60s! The album's got a deeper, more cerebral feel than the group's first – nicely spacious at points, kind of taking a cue from post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys, but also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early moment of genius from Ryuichi Sakamoto – the solo start of a fantastic legacy of electronic music, and a record that's still one of our real go-to discs from his mighty large catalog! The record is a great break from some other, earlier modes of Japanese experimentation – ... read moreCD
An early moment of genius from Ryuichi Sakamoto – the solo start of a fantastic legacy of electronic music, and a record that's still one of our real go-to discs from his mighty large catalog! The record is a great break from some other, earlier modes of Japanese experimentation – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Haunting work from the duo of Sandhy & Mandhy – a pair from the Buenos Aires scene at the end of the 60s, working in a weird mix of beat group styles and hipper rock rhythms! There's a slightly ethereal quality to the work – partly because of the way the pair trade back vocals, ... 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
It's not Walter Carlos, but it's pretty darn close – a set that features Arp, Roland, and other keyboards – all served up in a groovy moogy take on the music of Bach! (Now Sound, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Wild! The enigmatic Santo & Johnny play the hits of the Beatles – instrumental style, in their classic sound that mixes steel and regular electric guitar! The tracks are generally a lot more lively than their hit "Sleepwalk" (not on this album) – and the record also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with notes on front, splitting in the spine, and a piece of tape on the top seam.)
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... CD Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
Eight tracks, including "Train To Nowhere", "Vicksburg Blues", "It Hurts Me Too", "May Be Wrong", and "Train To Nowhere". Produced by Mike Vernon, and the band includes Roger Earl & Lonesome Dave! LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy Brown —
Raw Sienna ... LP Parrot/London, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A fantastic classic from Savoy Brown – one of those records that shows just why these guys were so great during their short early run! The approach is maybe familiar blues rock, but the sound is also very special – with a great sense of fusion of all the elements, so that vocals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two mid-70s Savoy Brown albums – back to back on one CD! Skin N Bone is the last Savoy Brown album to feature the duo of Kim Simmonds and Paul Raymond – and a record that still holds on to all the classic power of the group! The more direct blues influences have been toned down by ... read moreCD
Soaring sounds from SBB – an all-instrumental session for Polish Radio, and one that really shows off the more fusion-heavy side of their music! All tracks are nice and long – and there's more of a power trio formation in the group – really freewheeling guitar lines that are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-heard live set from the rock/fusion trio that shook the world from behind the Iron Curtain in the 70s – a mostly-instrumental performance recorded for Polish Radio in 1977! We say "mostly", because keyboardist Jozef Skrzek uses some occasional mouth organ next to his usual ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever solo set from the great Boz Scaggs – done after a few key early performances with The Steve Miller Band – and with a style that's even more soulful than some of Scaggs' later work! The style us unabashedly soul-based – as the set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine, a split top seam, and a cutout notch.)
Boz Scaggs at the height of his early powers – still very much in the best blue-eyed soul style that first got him noticed by CBS, but also working with a stronger, richer, prouder sound that's really great! A number of the tracks on the set were recorded in Muscle Shoals, with superb small ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most experimental records we've heard from the prog era – and that's saying a lot, given the contemporary vibe of the time! Gunter Schickert here creates a marvelous blend of guitar sounds and space – even more stretched out and sonically-directed than any of the work on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An 80s electro-pop classic from Peter Schilling – one of a handful of German artists who managed to crack the record racks over here at the time – thanks to his strong use of English language on most of the tracks, and his classic "Major Tom" track, which was a nice reference ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
Conrad Schnitzler —
Gold ... LP Marginal Talent/Bureau B (Germany), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ...
Beautiful sound textures from Conrad Schnitzler – even more personal and more evocative than work by most of his contemporaries! Elements of Cluster or Moebius echo through these tunes – but the sound is often much more abstract – never noisy, but not always concerned with a tune ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey electronic score to this bizarre German orgy film from the late 70s! Klaus is in a sparer mode than some of the mid 70s Tangerine Dream recordings – but the music is quite compelling, and the record only contains three long tracks – "Stardancer", "Blanche", ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, with heavy wear, peeling and tape on the spine.)
Klaus Schulze —
Dig It ... LP Brain (Germany), 1980. Very Good+ ...
Tracks include "Death Of An Analogue", "Weird Caravan", "The Looper Isn't A Hooker", and "Synthasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German Brain pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Klaus Schulze —
Moondawn ... LP Isadora/RCA (France), 1976. Very Good ...
Tracks include "Floating" and "Mindphaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and is wrinkled from moisture.)
Klaus Schulze —
Timewind ... LP Brain (Germany), 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
Tracks include "Bayreuth Return" amd "Wahnfried 1883". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Caroline. Cover is lightly stained and wavy on the bottom 4 inches, with an unglued bottom seam and stuck-on paper on back.)
The first two albums from Brinsley Schwarz – back to back on a single CD! First up is the fantastic debut from Brinsley Schwarz – a group named after their guitarist and singer, but which also features tremendous work from a young Nick Lowe as well! Despite the single name in the lead ... read moreCD
The Sea And Cake as fresh and breezy as ever! It's almost hard to believe, but Any Day marks the 25th years of The Sea And Cake – intermittently throughout that time span, anyway – and one of the most consistently brilliant runs in indie rock. They've always had an easygoing melodic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing limited to indie stores. Includes download.)
The Sea & Cake's most instantly addictive album in years – one that blends the more anthemic style of their recent work with some bubbling synthy grooves! The group is nothing if not consistent, and they don't radically rework the set structure – with Sam Prekop's effervescent, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the breeziest breaths of fresh air in mid 90s inide rock! As much as any band of the era, The Sea & Cake managed to filter diverse tastes into their own music, from easygoing, unaggressive indie pop & rock, to Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian pop, rock and soul rhythms, to some vaguely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost bit of prog from the UK scene of the 70s – an obscure record that appeared right before the birth of punk, but which carries plenty more echoes of the generation before – especially in the way the hard-jamming guitars can really take off on a riff and fly into a frenzy! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groundbreaking debut from The Seeds – one of those albums that seemed to come out of nowhere back in the 60s, then went onto have an undeniable influence on music for decades to come! The music is gritty and garagey right from the start – but also has a sinister focus that really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing with 14630 matrix, still in the shrink.)
A hipper take on the Mike Seeger sound than his 60s records – and a set that nicely folds in all the contemporary elements that had been floating around in the younger appreciation of roots music. Guests include Roscoe Holcolmb on vocals and banjo, Elizabeth Cotton on guitar, Penny Cohey on ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic early side of work from 70s superstar Bob Seger – and one that comes as quite a surprise, compared to his hits! This early material is really raw, gritty, and definitely shows Bob's roots in the same Detroit scene that was changing the worlds of both soul and rock in the late 60s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sex ... LP Trans Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
The debut album from this heavy Canadian power trio – a group who definitely put themselves on the line with their name – and the weird cover image of them running topless through a field! Fortunately, the sound's a lot less dated than that might make you expect – really hard-wail ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The soundtrack to the Sex Pistols quote/unquote documentary The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle – a crazy mess of Pistols odds, ends and quote/unquote hits – including Sid's crazy-as-hell take on Sinatra, the weird quote/unquote French version of "Anarchy In The UK" and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing with Tone etch. Cover has light wear, with a bit of pen and hype sticker on front.)
Snide, surly and cathartic genius from the Sex Pistols – a record with a legacy as eternal as any rock album, punk or otherwise – all the more stunning, given it's the band's lone studio album! One classic after another, including "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic sounds from the well-named "prince of power pop" – the mighty Phil Seymour, a singer who only gave us a few albums at the start of the 80s – but a singer who really helped to define a generation at the time! Seymour came onto the scene after the initial ripples of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed! Shrinkwrap is a bit aged, with hype stickers and a few small holes.)
A cool little Christmas single from the 60s – and one that's as weird as you'd guess from the image on the cover! The main side is a very offbeat take on "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" – one that's sung in a girl group mode, but one that's slightly strange overall – ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Great material from the second chapter of Del Shannon – a time when the previous pop legend opened up to trippier modes – which makes for a really great blend on this gem of an album from 1968! Even at his pop best, there was always a genuine strain of soul-searching sadness in his ... read moreCD
Gunter Schickert —
Nachtfalter ... LP Bureau B (Germany), 2018. New Copy (reissue)...
A surprising new set from Gunter Schickert – a 70s Krautrock giant who's probably best known for his work on the Brain label – stepping out here with a sound that makes us feel as if the decades haven't passed at all! The album's named after a moth, who drifted into the studio during ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Breakout sounds from Shoes – and an album that may well stand as the group's lasting treasure! The set's got a sharp-edged quality that still sounds pretty tremendous all these many years later – power pop, but without any commercial elements to smooth out its energy – served up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(PVC pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Live material from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – recorded in small clubs in the Midwest, very much the sort of venues from which they sprang! There's as much of a no-nonsense vibe going on here as on their studio albums, and maybe even a bit more grit overall – especially on the ... read moreCD