We've gotta admit, this record sounds a lot better with the passing of time than we might have expected – thanks in part to some totally sweet Fender Rhodes, used often, and in all the best ways to pepper the tunes! Barry Beckett and Bob James handle the keys – and there's even some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light surface wear.)
If you ever needed a record to convince you that Simon & Garfunkel were geniuses, and way more than just mainstream pop – this is it! The production is sublime – soft sounds moving beautifully along with the heavenly vocals – and the songwriting hits a new level of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Titles include the classic "Sounds Of Silence" – plus "Richard Cory", "A Most Peculiar Man", "We've Got A Groovy Thing Going", "I Am A Rock", "Leaves That Are Green", "Blessed", "Kathy's Song", and the beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing, in the ammended cover, with light wear.)
A tremendous little soundtrack – even if you've seen it a million times! Simon & Garfunkel always had a really dark quality to their music, but it never seemed to show as much on the pop charts as it did when used brilliantly by Mike Nichols in this important film. Their tunes emerge in ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has light wear.)
A fantastic package of work from the legendary On-U Sound label – four of the most important early albums on the label – from a time when the imprint was completely revolutionizing the influence of Jamaican music on the British scene! All of the albums were produced by Adrian Sherwood ... (Reggae, Rock)read moreCD
Benny Sings —
Music ... CD Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy ...
Benny Sings has a scruffy sort of look on the cover here – but his music is wonderfully smooth and soulful – every bit the sound that we've loved on all of his previous records, and which makes Benny maybe one of the under-discovered talents of the global scene of the past decade or so! ... (Neo Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Pretty nice work from the Japanese duo of Yukihiro Takahasi & Haruomi Hosono – a mixture of quirky electronics that has a fresh sound we wouldn't expect from these two older talents! The album's got a really nice feel overall – abstract one minute, but sweet and catchy the other ... (Rock, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record that's as compelling as its package! Sketch Show are a duo comprised of older Japanese musicians Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi Hosono – but they've got a sound that's fresh and young, with lots of nice twists and turns that are much more contemporary than you'd guess ... (Rock, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Japanese musicians Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi had a big impact on the scound of their scene in the 70s and 80s – and here, they continue to amaze the ears with a whole new range of sounds for the 21st century – modes that are maybe more stripped-down and understated than ... (Rock, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guy Skornik —
Tusk ... LP Finders Keepers (UK), 1979. New Copy ...
Really beautiful electronics from the enigmatic Guy Skornik – an artist that we mostly know for his quirky concept record Pour Pauwels, but who sounds here like some of the best electronicians of the German scene of the 70s! All tracks are long and spun out – electronic, but with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover's almost got a 4AD sort of look to it – and that might be a good way to approach the music of Jozef Skrzek here – as it hits on the more meditative side of that British label in the second half of the 80s – as Jozef creates all these spare, keyboard-heavy instrumentals ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
One of the first great California thrash metal bands has been slowly getting back to the pummeling ferocity of their uber classic Reign In Blood – and get even closer with the 2009 teaser track "Psychopathy Red" – we have no idea how those guys have kept up such intensity for ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing, in the envelope style cover with printed inner sleeve.)
Still one of THE standout records of the post-punk years – the simple but effective dub statement of three London ladies with decidedly left wing politics! The record's in a format that would later be copped by dozens of groups – one that mixes together post-punk and heavy dub – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The earliest roots of the Sly Stone sound in California – but music that's very different than his heady sounds from the San Francisco scene at the end of the 60s! Instead, the approach here is teen pop and soul at its best – as you'd probably guess from the look of the group, who were ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Two later Small Faces albums – back to back on a single set, with bonus tracks too! First up is Playmates – a late 70s gem from the revived version of the Small Faces – a group who seem to have gone through the same maturity and richer understanding of their roots as the Faces ... read moreCD
A pair of albums from the obscure group Smith – back to back on a single CD! First up is their debut – Group Called Smith – work from a group who've got a sound that's maybe more in the mode of what you might expect to find in a small club on the Sunset Strip – as Smith ... read moreCD
11 ... CD Capitol, 1989. Used ...
A triumphant third album from The Smiths – one that really focuses the energy of their previous sets, and helps them find a new sort of sonic perfection! Those haunting guitars are still in all the right places – as are Morrissey's heartfelt lyrics – but there's also a nice ... read moreCD
A hip rock combo with a slightly funky groove, and a real late 60s Doors-esque kind of sound. John Orvis plays guitar and sings on the album – and although the record's not really that funky, there are some nice psyche drum moments. The real treat, though, is the Jim Morrison-esque poetry ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, unglued seams, and some ring and edge wear.)
That's Soft Head, not Soft Heap – which is another way of saying that the fantastic music here is yet another strong evolution of the original Soft Machine sound! The quartet features bass from Hugh Hopper and amazing work from Elton Dean on alto and saxello – plus sweet electric piano ... read moreCD
A much-needed complete look at The Sorrows – a UK group who cut a few key singles back in the 60s, but who evolved a lot in just a few short years – and recorded a lot more great music than most folks ever knew back in the day! The group first appeared with a catchy, harmonic sort of ... read moreCD
Excellent blue eyed soul from the great Joe South! Joe wrote loads of excellent tracks for southern soul artists during the 60s – including The Tams, who were perhaps his most famous interpreters – but this album features Joe's own work from the time, and it's great! The style is kind ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo promo. Cover has some edge wear and a partially removed DJ sticker on back.)
Unusual material from Eric Lindgren – with titles that include "Martians Have Landed", "Seedy Blooze", "Let's Go To The Ice Cream Parlor", "Talk Talk", "Concentration", and "Let's Go To The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Flexi is still glued to the back part of the fold-over jacket – but front has been separated, and the tape on the edge is yellowed.)
The final album from Spacemen 3 – a record that points the way towards some of the directions group members would take in years to come, while still holding onto some of the spacey production and echoey fuzz that made the first few records so great! Vocals are up a bit more than before, and ... read moreCD
(1991 RCA/Dedicated pressing. Booklet has light age spots, barcode has a cutout hole.)
The title certainly gets it right – as Spacemen 3 were legally-registered heroin addicts in the UK at the time of this recording – very unusual in the years before heroin chic of the 90s! The set came out after the group's first few landmark records, but actually features earlier demo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is the third movement in the fantastic pop symphony that is Spanky & Our Gang! The record's perhaps their oddest to date – and mixes groovy vocal stylings with some fairly advanced production approaches that work perfectly with the incredible songs written by Stuart Scharf and Bob ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in die-cut cover with inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)
The soaring second album from Spin – and like the first from this hip Dutch combo, a very cool mix of funky jazz, tighter arrangements, and some forward-moving rhythms! The sound isn't exactly in the CTI/Kudu records mode, but definitely falls in the same side of the jazz spectrum – as ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
The crowning achievement of Spirit – and a record that you probably could have found in any college dorm room in the early 70s! The record's really a cut above for their generation – an expansive effort that hangs together with a bit of a concept, and which interweaves strands of rock, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has surface wear, a small sticker and a bit of pen.)
Spirit are maybe best known for their revolutionary work of the late 60s – music that took a more freeform style of jamming and focused it into some surprisingly tuneful ends – but the group were really firmly back at their best during the overlooked 70s stretch in which they recorded ... read moreCD
A surprisingly big breakthrough for Spiritualized – something we never would have guessed from the underground years of Spacemen 3 in the decade before! The set fuses that previous group's love of fuzz and space with a tighter sense of songwriting – that new psych blend of guitars and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive "neptune blue" pressing. Limited to 1000 copies – in a special cover which displays the "pill case" design of the original CD release.)
Instant classic work from J Spaceman – a set that not only includes all the freak and fuzz of the past, but which also opens up with this earnest, honest approach to songwriting that nobody would have expected a few records before! There's some great use of larger orchestrations here – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
St Radiguns ... LP B & C/Long Hair (France), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
The debut album from one of the most unique groups of their generation – a group who were partway between acid folk and proggy rock – yet with qualities that were also uniquely their own as well! The group were equally at home with acoustic and electric instruments – but play ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful batch of folk rock tunes from the mid 70s – almost an oddity for the time, with a sound that's much more of a throwback to albums of the late 60s. Spriguns has a wonderful asset in lead vocalist Mandy Morton – a singer with a sound that's personal, yet timeless – at ... read moreCD
One of the most enigmatic groups of the British scene of the 70s – a folksy outfit with a sound that often has a real late 60s approach, but which is also produced here with some nice compressed studio touches that we really love! The style is a bit hard to peg, but there's bits of Celtic ... read moreCD
Dusty Springfield on Atlantic Records – a match made in heaven, and one that's presented here perfectly in a batch of two dozen tracks that are all served up in their original mono mixes for 45rpm seven inch singles! Dusty had already been one of the most soulful singers on the UK scene in ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Rick Springfield —
Tao ... CD RCA, 1985. Used ...
Four previously-unreleased Springsteen tracks – recorded at home, but with a relatively full feel overall! Titles include "American Beauty", "Mary Mary", "Hurry Up Sundown", and "Hey Blue Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(2015 Record Store Day pressing – still sealed, with RSD sticker on shrink!)
Hard to go wrong with the sublime "Candy's Room" – and the rest of the album is pretty darn amazing too! Titles include "Badlands", "Adam Raised A Cain", "Racing In The Street", "Factory", "Streets Of Fire", and "Darkness On ... read moreCD
Bruce Springsteen —
Promise ... CD Sony, Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ...
Unreleased material from the sessions for Darkness On The Edge Of Town! CD
"What Love Can Do" is from Bruce Springsteen's 2009 album Working On A Dream –and the fun, regional lore informed, and previously unreleased "A Night With The Jersey Devil" on the flip! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – released for Record Store Day 2009 – and includes a 3 X 5 photo. Shrinkwrap has a promo sticker.)
Jeff St John's Copperwine —
Joint Effort ... LP Festival/Blank (Australia), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
We're not sure if the record's a joint effort because the band works together so well – or because they were smoking some blunts in the studio – but whatever the case, the whole thing's great – a wicked rare Australian psyche album with some very groovy touches thrown into the mix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from The Stark Reality – an obscure group from the early 70s, but one who've really risen to fame over the years – thanks to their groundbreaking ear for new music, and their freewheeling way with a funky groove! This package brings together all the incredible work ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A brilliant set from the Chicago scene – a trio that features cornet from Rob Mazurek, drums from John Herndon, and some mighty vibes from Jason Adasiewicz – easily one of the most important players on his instrument in the past decade! There's a mixture of freeness and togetherness ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A seminal pop psych classic from the UK scene – served up here by a group that seem to borrow a bit of the energy from the late 60s Bee Gees at their trippiest, but who also really have a way for turning out a tune that has a very groovy vibe! Part of the credit might go to producer John ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An undisputed masterpiece, and a record we never tire of hearing – unabashedly the inspiration for our years of jazzy exploration as adults, even though it was probably the closest thing we ever got to the genre as wee lads! Walter Becker & Donald Fagan raise their already-high bar to ... read moreCD
Steely Dan —
Aja ... LP ABC, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ...
An undisputed masterpiece, and a record we never tire of hearing – unabashedly the inspiration for our years of jazzy exploration as adults, even though it was probably the closest thing we ever got to the genre as wee lads! Walter Becker & Donald Fagan raise their already-high bar to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing with AA matrix, in the gatefold cover. Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has unglued seams held with clear tape and some surface wear.)
The second Steely Dan album in the last three years, and only their third in the previous 20! On Everything Must Go, the Dan take a more laidback, easy funk approach to the arrangements than the incredibly grand scale of their mid-to-late 70s work. The tunes are comparably minimal, in fact, but ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Steely Dan —
Gaucho ... LP MCA, 1980. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
The last album in the classic run of Steely Dan – the final taste we'd have of the group until their surprising revival in the 90s! Gaucho picks up beautifully where Aja left off – warmly produced with a deep undercurrent of jazz, but perhaps a bit more down to earth feel at times too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Masterdisk stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, some aging, and initials in marker.)
Steely Dan really hitting the heights – moving into hipper, more sophisticated territory than before – pushing the envelope with both their music and lyrics, which are completely sublime! It's hard to put our finger on the magic of this one, but it's the perfect summation of everything ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with Kendun stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Labels have a bit of pen and marker. Cover has a cut corner, ring and edge wear, half split top seam, and a name in pen on front.)
Magical music from the team of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker – one of those records that seems to state its existence in simple, straightforward terms – but which is also filled with undeniably complex moments! There's a definite echo of older jazz here – heard famously in the ... read moreCD