The Damned's second album, roundly hated, but noted a bad piece of early, snotty British punk. With "Problem Child", "Don't Cry Wolf", "One Way Love", "Politics", "Stretcher Case", "idiot Box", "You Take My Money", "Alone&qu ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on pink vinyl, including the printed inner sleeve!)
There's a date range listed on the cover that stretches back to the 70s – not the actual age of the music on this set, but instead a way of indicating the decades worth of inspiration drawn upon by The Dandelion Set – especially the cooler post-psych elements of the UK scene in the 70s, ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreCD
An incredible late album from Bobby Darin – and a real treasure! The record was cut after Darin's mid 60s fascination with the work of Tim Hardin, most of which he re-recorded for Atlantic during that time – but it's got a similar style to the Hardin years, yet features some stunning ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lost late material from the great Bobby Darin – more than two albums' worth of songs, all of which appear here for the first time ever! After some late 60s years in the folk wilderness, Bobby made a surprising step to Motown Records at the start of the 70s – and while the label did ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
What a great album – and a real departure for Darin! Bobby D had mostly been a swinging schmaltzy singer up until this one – but his discovery of Tim Hardin, which seemed to coincide with a whole new feeling of mortality in Darin's work, catapulted the singer into a whole new era. ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
More super hot gee-tar slinging rescued from obscurity by Bear Family! Jimmy Day is another one of the all time great country guitarists who is better known as a sideman, having backed up Ray Price, Willie Nelson and others, as well is who know how much session work. But he also recorded some ... read moreCD
A sweet little number with a sunny California vibe – equal parts rock and soul, with a guitar line that fades in to echo the waves of the surf – while Rudy De Anda delivers a vocal over romping drums! "Los Canarios" is slower, with plenty of echoey guitar tripping over slow ... (Funky 45's, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Well, they've definitely got the "disco" in the title right – but there's a lot more going on here too – including some nice post-punk touches that are augmented by guest work from Mark Stewart and Liquid Liquid! The album's tuneful, catchy, and nicely distilled – heavy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dead Moon's third album – bursting into the 90s with Defiance – a record that arrived when some fellow Pacific Northwest underground rockers were getting ready to be flung head first into the mainstream, but DM remained defiantly underground! Even though this third album, they were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from one of the greatest Pacific Northwest underground rock bands ever – the raucous and timeless Dead Moon! Raw and rumbling garage, psych and even frayed and ferocious takes plain ol' hard rock get stomped out on Unknown Passage. It was probably all too loose and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soaring moment of early jazz genius from Elton Dean – blowing both alto and saxello here, and serving up some nice electric piano too! The group's a quartet – with Mark Charig on cornet, Phil Howard on drums, and Neville Whitehead on bass – and they're joined by Roy Babbington ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing – hard to find over here! Cover has light wear, and two small pieces of tape – but is nice overall.)
Picaresque ... LP Kill Rock Stars, 2005. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Recent resissue, with unreleased tracks and bonus live concert download.)
A definite fireball from the legendary early lineup of Deep Purple – a record that has the group soaring to the skies in a blazing blend of guitars, keyboards, bass, and drums! A set like this is seminal for understanding just how far rock music stepped in just a few short years – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing, including the insert. Cover has ring & edge wear with some splitting.)
One of the crowning classics from the early years of Deep Purple – and a set that will forever be remembered for giving the world the classic rock anthem "Smoke On The Water"! Yet the record as a whole is even better – and is filled with some long-burning, hard-wailing tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set of southern rock – even if the whole thing was recorded in London, while the group was on tour with Eric Clapton! Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett are at the height of their powers here – really reworking rootsy southern elements into the kind of sharp-edged 70s sound that made ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut of one of the most forward-thinking, longest living, unique pop music phenomenons of the 80s onward! Although Depeche Mode diehards might bristle at being lumped in with pop music giants, you really can't deny that they're often emotionally raw, even morose songs, married with a range of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Derek & The Dominos —
Layla ... LP Atco, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Deuce Coupes may have a hot-rodder's name – but the sound here is surf instrumental all the way through – that hip, twang-heavy mode that put Del-Fi Records at the top of the heap back in the California scene of the early 60s! There's a nice current of fuzz on the guitar at times ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Deuter – a soundtrack from the start of the 70s, done in a range of modes that are different from his more meditative style of later years! The songs here are relatively short – and move between electronic numbers to those which have a more organic, partially ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The era that catapulted cult heroes Devo into pop culture history – with bubblier synths, catchier hooks, and crazier multimedia shenanigans than ever before from these pioneers of the video era – and time capsule pop angle aside, one of the best and most innovate pop albums of its time! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Shout ... LP Warner, 1984. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
An inspired take on the early 80s Squeeze classic "Take Me I'm Yours" by Squeeze's own songwriting team of Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook – casting it in a completely new light witha lineup that includes modern soul jazz hero Robert Glasper and ?uestlove on drums – and a ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell) —
24 24 Music ... LP Sleeping Bag, 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of Columbia Records classics from Dion – back to back on a single CD! First up is Ruby Baby – a solo debut by Dion DiMucci – working here away from his earlier Belmonts group, and really finding a way to sharpen both his vocals, and his approach to the music! Dion's ... read moreCD
An unusual comeback for Dion – and one that features a sweet version of "Berimbau" – plus original that include "New York Town", "Come To My Side", "Jump Back Baby", and "My Girl The Month Of May". LP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early work from Bonnie Dobson – an artist you might know from later crossover pop-folk work, but who's recorded here in a stripped-down setting that's really amazing! The approach really fits with the deep folkloric style that Prestige Records was using on their releases of this ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Prestige International pressing with deep groove.)
Stunning post-Wire work from the duo of BC Gilbert and G Lewis – both members of that important punk band of the late 70s, but sounding completely different here on their first album as Dome! In truth, Wire always had something going on that was different than most – especially on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Further amazing sounds from the duo of Gilbert & Lewis – material recorded right after their famous start in Wire – but with a completely different mode overall! There are occasional vocal passages that definitely echo the spirit of Wire, but in a very different way – more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
As you can guess by their image on the cover, Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods were hardly the stuff of cutting-edge rock in the 70s – but they certainly made for some great pop classics during the glory days of AM Radio! The cover photo is old, but this set is actually new – a reformed ... read moreCD
Easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the simpler, catchier tunes – a deeply ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very cool work from the Irish avant garde of the early 70s – served up here by a key member of what must have been a pretty small scene! Roger Doyle is a drummer, with experience in jazz – but here, he's working in this huge variety of experimental sounds – leading a Moondog-like ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 70s psych folk from DR Hooker – looking pretty biblical in the cover photo – with a spiritual tilt to some of the lyrics, but in a pretty tripped out way – and a wild mix of styles, from easygoing, approachable folk pop, to untamed, fuzzed out psychedelia! We were expecting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic little surf soundtrack record – and one that's very different than both the guitar instrumental and jazz-based albums that showed up earlier in the genre! This one is much more like some of the Australian rock scores that started to show up at the end of the 60s – very ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep ... read moreCD
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album