This Mortal Coil —
Blood ... LP 4AD (UK), 1991. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
The long-overdue third album from This Mortal Coil – one that came after something of a hiatus from the previous date – but which continued the group's great tradition of reworking old music for the future! As before, there's almost an ancient sense of sound at play here – not ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous work from This Mortal Coil – only the second album by the 4AD Records collective, but one that doubles the length of the first – and explores some even deeper territory in the process! The group take songs that had been forgotten from previous generations – beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It may end in tears, but it starts in genius – as This Mortal Coil was one of the strongest ideas to ever come from the 4AD label in the 80s – a way of reworking older songs from the legacy of rock and pop, but with the new voice that the label was creating at the time! There's plenty ... read moreCD
The legendary album from Mayo Thompson – pared down with more of an outsider folk rock vibe after the freaky psych of the first couple Red Krayola – and ultimately just as trailblazing! Mayo's voice and skewed songcraft are front and center, though there's piano, organ, fiddle, slide ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7-inch single with "Woof" and "Sergei McUgly".)
A notorious, and we'll admit it, super catchy blast of late 70s glam metal – led by a Candadian bodybuilder posing as the Norse thunder god! Subtlety is just not a thing in Thor's world – the title track "Keep The Dogs Away" literally has a chorus of barking dogs alongside the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster. Cover has a cut corner & some peeled spots on the back.)
Three Dog Night —
One ... LP Dunhill/ABC, 1969. Very Good ...
The first album by Three Dog Night – cut back when they were a hip LA combo getting a lot of help and inspiration from The Beach Boys! The set's got a bit of a harder rocking sound than you might expect from some of their later hits – heavy drums and lots of guitars, mixed in with the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front and clear tape on the spine.)
Percy Thrills Thrillington (Paul McCartney) —
Thrillington ... LP Regal Zonophone (UK), 1971. Very Good ...
One of the strangest records in the solo career of Paul McCartney – an all-instrumental reworking of his album Ram – issued here under the name of the mysterious Percy Thrillington! The album circulated very poorly at the time, but is a real tribute to the growing genius of McCartney ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Capitol. Cover has a cutout hole.)
A "live in studio" set from Throbbing Gristle – one that seeks to be a refinement of their famous style of concert performance – set up during better recording conditions, which really shows in the music produced! There's a very dark edge to the whole thing here – the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue colored vinyl with download.)
A "live in studio" set from Throbbing Gristle – one that seeks to be a refinement of their famous style of concert performance – set up during better recording conditions, which really shows in the music produced! There's a very dark edge to the whole thing here – the ... read moreCD
A great British folk set from Steve Tilston – featuring all acoustic and all original material that gives it a pretty wonderful and timeless feel! Tilston has a warm voice and melodic style that's pretty darn great – which sounds to us like it'll have a pretty broadly reaching appeal. ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Homegrown surf rock from Cali's Tornadoes – a very cool little combo, and one who work here in a style that's nice and lean, compared to some of the more polished instrumental tracks of the period! Many of the cuts here were issued on the small Aertaun label – mostly as 45s – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Clear vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeve, still in the shrink.)
A massive collection of Tortoise rarities – including work from non-US releases, tour-only EP material, compilation tracks and more – plus the long out-of-print, heavily sought after Rhythms, Resolutions And Clusters remix album – all at a great price! You really couldn't ask for ... read moreCD
A pretty great, largely (but not solely) instrumentals set from some Chicago scene heavies! Touch Tones is anchored by the duo of Nick Macri & James Elkington – but is also something of a Chicago avant/experimental all stars effort – with help from the great jazz drummer Tim Daisy, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 250 copies! Lemon yellow vinyl – with a custom hand-screened slipmat designed by Sonnenzimmer – plus download!)
A fantastic first album from Pete Townshend – one that showed the world that he was a hell of a force to be reckoned with, even away from The Who! There's some elements here that link back to Pete's work with the band, but the music here is already showing lots of new ideas brewing in his ... read moreCD
Totally rare, totally Trash-y holiday hi-fi cheer from the Trashmen – adding a strange garage charm to the 60s novelty Christmas template! "Dancin' With Santa" has a stripped down Phil Spector kind of vibe, with lots of chimes and soulful backing vocals behind the Trashmen's ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A much-needed look at the work of Moe Tucker in the years after the breakup of the Velvet Underground – material that's completely charming in its own sort of way, and which really emphasizes the subtle but important contribution she made to the group! Sure, the Velvets had Lou Reed, John ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with a Warhol-like design that features a peel-off sticker on the front!)
Jeff Tweedy —
Warm ... CD dBpm, 2018. New Copy ...
A truthfully titled solo effort Jeff Tweedy – a mostly acoustic set of songcraft from one of the most consistently strong songwriters and bandleaders in modern rock! Aside from his son Spencer on drums throughout, Jeff does most of the singing and playing himself, on songs that seem to be ... read moreCD
Jeff Tweedy —
Warm ... LP dBpm, 2018. New Copy ...
A truthfully titled solo effort Jeff Tweedy – and a mostly acoustic set of songcraft from one of the most consistently strong songwriters and bandleaders in modern rock! Aside from his son Spencer on drums throughout, Jeff does most of the singing and playing himself, on songs that seem to be ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album by this funky fusion quartet – done in a mix of vocal styles that has a nice crossover appeal! The group features work by Hiram Bullock on guitars, Clifford Carter on keyboards, Steve Jordan on drums, and Will Lee on bass – and vocals are handled mostly by Bullock and ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Ulmer on Blue Note – who'd a thunk it? And oddly, although the album's on one of the most jazz-based labels at the time, it's also one of Ulmer's most rock-oriented – with strong lead vocals on nearly every track, and an overall style that's as bluesy as it is experimentally jazzy. ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late 60s Bosstown psychedelia at its finest – and one of the coolest psych era nuggets on the MGM label! The '68 Ultimate Spinach LP has enough raw, hypnotic rock & roll in the mix to have made it a bonafide hit LP at the time, but there's all kinds of weirder, tripped out and kind of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono edition – on green colored vinyl!)
Uncle Tupelo —
No Depression ... CD Rockville/Dutch East India Trading, 1990. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The raw, blistering and still great debut of Uncle Tupelo – a band that played blue collar rock and folk songs with post punk and otherwise 80s underground bred intensity – a fairly simple combination that's as stunning now as ever! Given that the principal players would go on to long ... read moreCD
The great first album from The Undertones – driving, catchy as hell punk 'circa '79 – they were far from originators, but the tunefulness sets them apart in a pretty big way! Blistering, but loveable punk from Northern Ireland. Includes "Family Entertainment", "Male ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Hard-burning early work from The Uniques – a 60s combo that features some very early work from Joe Stampley! Stampley's soulful vocals really kick the group into gear – as does his burning organ lines, which bubble nicely behind the gritty guitar lines of Ray Mills! The album's got a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label stereo pressing. Label has a name written in pen.)
One of THE greatest experimental rock albums of the 60s – a landmark effort from a short-lived group that included avant musicians Joe Byrd and Gordon Marron! The group's got a really tremendous sound – part psyche, part electronic, and part folk rock – all put together in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, matrix ending in 1C, still in the shrink!)
The fantastic debut of Unwound – a record that nicely hides behind a pastiche of images pasted on an old Tom Jones album cover – and which has a sound that's equally mysterious in its own sort of way! At a time when the grunge generation were maybe getting too full of themselves, these ... read moreCD
Unwound's last album, where they really reach the pinnacle of what they'd been slowly building up to for around a decade – drawing from their roots in raw, dissonant noise rock create a more diverse, deliberately composed sound that's ultimately just as challenging in its way! The band's ... read moreCD
Unwound's last album, where they really reach the pinnacle of what they'd been slowly building up to for around a decade – drawing from their roots in raw, dissonant noise rock create a more diverse, deliberately composed sound that's ultimately just as challenging in its way! The band's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unwound at what might be the peak of their earlier, more abrasive mode – but for all the jagged, incendiary and hard-hitting noise rock here, it's got moments of jarring beauty and ominous melody that predict some of their dreamier work to come. Unwound is one those band of their era that it ... read moreCD
Mindblowing work from Vainica Doble – a Spanish group with a really unusual feel! The combo features dreamy vocals from singers Gloria Van Aerssen & Carmen Santonja – folded together in a style that's unlike any other female harmony work we can think of – hardly the sweet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally wonderful sounds from Laurance Vanay (aka Jacqueline Thibault) – an album that's heavy on keyboard sounds throughout – including these really moody Hammond organ lines that are handled in a style that's a lot closer to work on Fender Rhodes! The album's neither jazz nor prog ... read moreCD