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
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
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!)
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
The Ventures Play Telstar was the Ventures ninth record and it offers the usual mix of covers of some of the most popular songs of the day. The guitar still leads as the main sound on these tracks but they do expand the instrumentation to include organ, trumpet, mandolins and harpsichord as well. ... read moreCD
Rare early rock from the Philly scene – a variety of tracks from Frank Virtue – aka Frank Virtuoso, and a musician who definitely deserves that name! Virtue's a heck of a guitarist, one who clearly borrowed plenty from the rising school of country pickers, but brought it to the world ... read moreCD
Never-issued material from Australian experimentalist Steve Maxwell Von Braund – best known for his work in the space rock band Cybotron, and working here in relatively similar territory on tracks from a host of lost tapes from the late 70s! Steve plays Arp, Mini Korg, and other keyboards ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes the classic "Rubber Room" – one of the most insane country songs ever – plus "Sitting In The Shade", "What Ain't To Be Just Might Happen", "Waldo The Weirdo", "I Found A Man", and "Comes & Goes". (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with wide black tape along the spine and top seam.)
Loudon Wainwright —
History ... CD Virgin/Charisma, 1992. Used ...
Tom Waits's follow-up to Rain Dogs – and a batch of songs that do double duty as a straight-up, stand alone record from his wild years at Island Records – and also as the musical accompaniment to a play he co-wrote with wife Kathleen Brennan! (As Chicagoans, we have a special fondness ... read moreCD
One of the all time great albums from Tom Waits – possibly the pinnacle of his earlier drunken poet style of songcraft – and with some of the most achingly beautiful songs he ever laid down! It features the classics "Tom Traubert's Blues" and "Step Right Up" to kick ... read moreCD
Rick Wakeman —
Rhapsodies ... LP A&M, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A trio of overlooked gems from Wendy Waldman – brought together in a single set! First up is Love Has Got Me – a hell of a solo start for singer/songwriter Wendy Waldman – a great album that should have had the lady right up there on the charts with some of her best 70s ... read moreCD
The best side of the overlooked Billy Walker – his more rocking, hard-twanging numbers recorded for Columbia Records – all done at a time when the label was hitting big with other artists, even though Walker never fully got his due! Billy's maybe best known for a few western-themed ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Jerry Jeff Walker —
Bein' Free ... LP Atco, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An overlooked classic from Jerry Jeff Walker – and a set that's very different than his crossover pop of a few years before! Walker here really explodes as both the singer and songwriter that would make him an underground legend in the generation of Kris Kristofferson, Kinky Friedman, and ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, but is otherwise great.)
A set with a cover that almost looks like some 80s indie rock record – which is maybe a good indication of just how far Jerry Jeff Walker has stretched out his sound since his debut! The style here is free of the folksier elements of the past – fuller arrangements that have piano and ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD