The first album in years from Tortoise – again stretching out creatively in fascinating ways, some subtle and others obvious – and all of it compelling! The Catastrophist is partly inspired by work Tortoise was commissioned to produce by the City Of Chicago, material that could be used ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wow, this is SO not the Tortoise that first set the underground aflame in the early 90s – the group has evolved and opened up in ways we never would have expected. With It's All Around You it's emerged with an airy, open, stargazing set of tracks that resemble the languid atmosphere of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Essential early-ish Tortoise – and among their best records ever! The bassy, heavily rhythmic aspect of their earlier recordings is as well intact and distinctive as it was on the benchmark self-titled album and earlier singles, but the group really branches out here and incorporates many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition silver & blue vinyl pressing.)
TNT ... LP Thrill Jockey, 1998. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Tortoise's third album, and pretty remarkable creative leap for the inventive Chicago ensemble – now with the great guitarist Jeff Parker in the fold! Like the earlier records, Like their earlier records, TNT features an incredibly haunting mix of percussion, electronics, and jazz-oriented ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tortoise ... LP Thrill Jockey, 1994. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Their first one, now a classic in the once-burgeoning "post rock" genre (much as we hate using that term) – and it's hands down one of best and most influential albums to come out of Chicago in the early 90s! A spare, rhythmic blend of moody grooves laid down by 2 basses, 2 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Trapeze – stripped down to a trio here, and coming across with a quality that really showcases the hard rock directions that lead singer Glenn Hughes would have in years to come! The drums are great – thanks to work from Dave Holland – and the guitars burst ... read moreCD
The debut album of Trapeze – a great little group that's maybe best known as the early home of Glenn Hughes, but who have plenty to offer on their own! Production is by John Lodge, of the Moody Blues – a strong supporter of the group at their start – but the sound is very ... read moreCD
The final album from Trapeze – and a set that has them stepping out as a super-heavy trio who should have been huge! Glenn Hughes handles bass and all the lead vocals – with the best qualities he would soon bring to Deep Purple – and the drums from David Holland are fantastic ... read moreCD
A much-needed and insanely overstuffed look at the Tremeloes – one of those groups from the 60s who are known for an odd single or two – but who have a tremendous recorded legacy that finally gets its due in this mighty box set! The Tremeloes were perfect at turning out the right sort ... read moreCD
One of the crowning achievements of The Turtles – a set that features all original material by members of the group, and stellar production by Ray Davies of The Kinks! The set's the only full length that Davies ever handled – and it's obvious the group really rose to the occasion for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A welcome return to stripped-down, heart-on-sleeve songcraft for Jeff Tweedy – a mode that fans are lucky to see on Jeff's solo tours, but don't get on record all that often at this stage of his career, where he's more likely to follow Wilco's more freewheelingly creative muse. He does a ... read moreCD
A welcome return to stripped-down, heart-on-sleeve songcraft for Jeff Tweedy – a mode that fans are lucky to see on Jeff's solo tours, but don't get on record all that often at this stage of his career, where he's more likely to follow Wilco's more freewheelingly creative muse. He does a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blue Gene Tyranny & Peter Gordon —
Trust In Rock ... CD Unseen Worlds, 1976. New Copy 2CDs ...
An early live performance by two of the more compelling modern composers of the 70s – both artists working here in mode that fuses their larger ideas onto the idiom of a rock band – but all with a vibe that resonates strongly with their later releases on the Lovely Music label! The ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreCD
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". CD
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
Uncle Tupelo's excellent, unfussy, fairly timeless final album – with equally good songs written by Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy that sound great together even if it's pretty clear in retrospect that they were soon to split up for good. The difference between Uncle Tupelo's loud guitar ragers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino 2020 Start Your Ear Off Right pressing. Brick & mortar exclusive!)
A heady second set from New Zealand's Underdogs – a record that has the group reduced to a trio, yet somehow finding even more power in their overall sound! There's a nicely thoughtful approach to the music – not some of the full-on hard rock of other power trios of the time, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Great reissue – in a flipback cover, like the original.)
A fantastic trio from the Canadian scene of the 70s – one who resonate with a bit of the more progressive sound of the early part of the decade, but who can also pull out more of a hard rock approach when they want – a mode that really gives the whole thing a heck of a lot of brooding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Return To Analog. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
A very nice set of post psyche rock, folk & bluesy guitars – a rare one from Unspoken Word – from heavy rhythms, sharp guitar and powerhouse vocals, to a more fragile folk rock reared groove! The group manages for the most part to work well within the late 60s and early 70s rock ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing with CTH suffix. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)
Rare east coast rock from mid 60s Queens, NY by The Vagrants – Forest Hills High School alum who deliver raw, fuzz guitar & organ garage firebombs and sweeter, more tuneful melodies with pretty much equal excellence! The group cut a slew of great singles for Southern Sound, Vanguard, ... read moreCD
A pretty much flawless collection of tunes from Townes Van Zandt's most loved album from the late 60s to late 70s – a different tracklist from earlier Best Ofs, and a set that really does serve up a treasure trove of achingly beautiful songs! Includes some of the best material from Our Mother ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest concepts for a record in the 60s – and a set that's the first, and maybe crowning achievement of Vanilla Fudge! The set's mighty trippy – and often offers up very weird, fuzzy remakes of songs that were more mainstream hits for other artists in the 60s – tunes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally amazing – includes all the classic albums – Velvet Underground & Nico, White Light/White Heat, Velvet Underground (3rd LP), and Loaded – plus loads of bonus tracksand unreleased demos and alternate mixes! CD
(Includes original banana sticker, box, and book. BMG club pressing.)
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the ... read moreCD
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice gatefold pressing – with the original peel-off banana sticker on the cover!)
A slice of Velvet Underground that's almost as essential as the group's first few albums for Verve – material recorded during those years, but never issued at the time – finally put together in a legitimate package in the mid 80s, after years of circulating around as bootlegs! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
The Ventures were furiously productive in the early 60s – delivering gem after gem – and this is among the best! Telstar is somewhere near the ninth record by the group, offering a dizzying mix of covers of some of the most popular songs of the day. The guitar still leads as the main ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album