One of the best-remembered Richard Thompson moments of the 80s – and a set that's also a bittersweet farewell to his years with Linda Thompson too! The album may well be the Rumors of the folk rock scene – but it's also got a quality that's more personal and pointed, too – songs ... read moreCD
A weird bit of sunshine pop – with the unusual feature that side one of the album is vocal, and side two is instrumental! There's some wonderful backings on the set – almost in a Rotary Connection mode, with lots of strange production, echoey orchestrations, and a good mix of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed stereo pressing!)
Throttle Elevator Music —
Area J ... LP Wide Hive, 2014. Sealed ...
Great sophmore release for the rock infused west coast jazz group. Featuring the tenor of Kamasai Washington – with Erik Jekabson on trumpet and Mike Hughes on drums. Arrangements and writing is by Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery, who also rounds out the group on bass, guitar and piano. (Jazz, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Slightly hipper than some of Johnny Tillotson's other work – filled with lesser-known tracks that mix sweeter themes with some of the headier topics of the times – almost showing that great way that country pop was coming into play with some of the issues and pressures of the late 60s. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a small tear in front.)
A huge double-length live set of the groovy Tiny Tim at the height of his powers – and one that maybe offers up the fullest document of his surprisingly strong impact on the late 60s scene! The album's overflowing with tracks, all recorded by producer Richard Perry while Tim was strumming ... read moreCD
Brilliant material from George Tipton – an arranger who's best known for his late 60s work backing up Harry Nilsson, working here in a set that returns the favor by offering up fresh new versions of Nilsson's tunes! The style is almost funky jazz at points – thanks to the presence of ... read moreCD
Early British psych from Tomorrow – groovy, trippy stuff with some inventive guitar playing and production, some great harmonies and catchy melodies that put them on par with some of the better remembered acts in the early years of British psychedelia! The group features Keith West, Steve ... read moreCD
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
A pivotal record in the sound of the US scene at the end of the 60s – and a record that seems to trace an entire evolution in rock during the space of just one album! Touch have roots that go back to The Kingsmen and Don & The Goodtimes – and you can definitely hear garage elements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A really obscure set from the early 70s east coast scene – much more the kind of record you might expect to hear from the rockies at the time, if not farther west – as this trio's got a warm sound that mixes harmony vocals with acoustic guitars – very post-folk, and with a headier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title cut may well be the biggest tune The Turtles ever recorded – but the whole album's overflowing with the group's brilliance – and their wonderful ear for offbeat tunes for the Sunshine Pop generation! As with "Happy Together", there's a nice edge to a lot of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tyrannosaurus Rex —
Unicorn ... LP Blue Thumb, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ...
Titles include "The Seal Of Seasons", "Stones For Avalon", "She Was Born To Be My Unicorn", "Evenings Of Damask", and "Iscariot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a small corner cut.)
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