A beautifully fragile record cut by UK folkie Simon Finn – a singer with an incredibly distinct voice, recording here in an equally distinct musical setting! Finn's guitar and percussion are set in a trio with tabla, percussion, and dulcimer from Paul Burwell – and a lot of other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First International Sex Opera Band —
Anita ... LP Golden Pavilion (Portugal), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
An insane little record that sounds even wilder than you might guess from the cover – and given that image, that's really saying a lot! The set's kind of a freeform mix of psychedelic rock and sex sounds – recorded in a single day in a Dutch studio with the help of some local ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge amount of rare work from the Flaming Lips – almost all of it from their Restless Records years, before they rose to much greater fame in the 90s! As the title proclaims, the set also features some b-sides from 45rpm singles, and some ultra-rare flexi-disc recordings – which ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An important pre-fame record from Flaming Lips – a set when all the right pieces were in place, but still finding the right way to come together – a bit like the way that most important UK psych bands of the 60s sounded in 1966! By that, we mean that there's equal parts garage and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seriously pivotal chapter in Flaming Lips history – which is to say a pivotal chapter psychelic rock at the end of the 20th century given how far The Flaming Lips influences reach – demo tracks recorded for the In A Priest Driven Ambulance LP! LP, Vinyl record album
Now as much as ever, The Flesh Eaters are a vessel for Chris D's smart and serious lit quality punk poetry, with macabre lyrical themes that give it a dark, distinctive edge. And what a vessel he has with these seasoned genre-defying legends from X, Los Lobos and The Blasters, all seemingly ... read moreCD
The most legendary Flesh Eaters line-up – Chris D, Dave Alvin, John Doe, Bill Bateman, Steve Berlin, and DJ Bonebrake – back with a full scale reunion for the first time in decades! Now as much as ever, The Flesh Eaters are a vessel for Chris D's smart and serious lit quality punk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With a look like this, and a sound so great, The Flies should have been huge – and hearing this collection, it's a complete mystery as to why the group's work has always been relegated to obscurity status of the psychedelic era! It's possible the reason likes in the ultimate lack of work by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wow! A rare late 70s spacey rock record from Fongus – their hard grooving Guadalajara Rock! It starts off on a fuzzed out, heavy and riveting tip with the thick slab of a set opener ("Tripeando"), but from there it gets diversely rocking. There' some spindly, psych blues acoustic ... read moreCD
One of the strangest collaborations of the post-punk years in England – a one-off project that unites reedman Lol Coxhill with Gerry & The Holograms – an offbeat combo who were perfect for the odd range of ideas that Coxhill always wanted to express! Lol's best known these days for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
49th Parallel —
49th Parallel ... CD Pacemaker Entertainment/Lion (Canada), 1969. New Copy ...
Lost pop psychedelia from the Canadian scene – with groovy arrangements that recall Nilsson, Donovan and the sunshine glory of the Association – plus some of the more driving efforts of groups like Love! Most of the tunes are as catchy as all get out – with swirling organs, ... read moreCD
Detroit proto-punk legends Death, born again as The 4th Movement – starting the 80s with a new approach and a new name – serving a higher power now, but still with the raw and heavy vibe we loved so much in their previous incarnation! If you come into this worried about such a vital ... read moreCD
4th Movement (Death) —
4th Movement ... LP Tryangle/Drag City, 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
Detroit proto-punk legends Death, born again as The 4th Movement – starting the 80s with a new approach and a new name – serving a higher power now, but still with the raw and heavy vibe we loved so much in their previous incarnation! If you come into this worried about such a vital ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing organ work from the mighty Kim Fowley – a rare instrumental set that has Kim carving out amazing sounds on the organ that really match is vocal force on other records of the time! The set's a bit more soulful than usual for Fowley – a record that almost pushes a soul ... read moreCD
The only album ever recorded by troubled folk singer Jackson C Frank – but more than enough to have built up a huge legend around his music over the years! The album's a gem right from the very first note – and has that incredibly personal, incredibly unique feel you get in a rare few ... read moreCD
Jackson C Frank —
Jackson C Frank ... LP Columbia/Antarctica Starts Here, 1965. New Copy (reissue)...
The only album ever recorded by troubled folk singer Jackson C Frank – but more than enough to have built up a huge legend around his music over the years! The album's a gem right from the very first note – and has that incredibly personal, incredibly unique feel you get in a rare few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Label sticker on digipack cover & penmark through barcode.)
Fragile ... CD Acme Gramophone/Lion (UK), 1972. New Copy ...
The last album to some from the brilliant team of Peter Howell and John Ferdinando – the partners behind the Ithaca and Agincourt albums – coming across here with one of their greatest sets ever! The music here is a bit more focused and polished than before – taking the best folk ... read moreCD
The second solo album by Wynder K Frog – a groovy Brit organist who's probably best known for his work with Traffic, but who's really opening up here, laying down some wonderfully jazzy and funky instrumentals with a fuzzy Hammond sound that's really great! Although the set was recorded in ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with two bonus tracks not on the original vinyl pressing!)
A lost Hammond classic – from organist Mick Weaver, who famously worked with the group Traffic! This set's a lot different than the work he did in that band, though – as the album's all instrumental, and has a quick-stepping, all-soul sound that's a lot like the best Jimmy McGriff ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – includes bonus track not on the original vinyl pressing!)
Three full albums of romping organ work from Wynder K Frog – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Sunshine Superfrog – a record with a Donovan reference in the title, but a much more mod set overall – thanks to searing Hammond work from organist Mick Weaver, who was maybe ... read moreCD
Incredible early recordings by The Fugs – a set that captures the group at a time when they still had tremendous power and potential! The sessions were originally done for Folkways, then later sold to ESP – in a story that's painfully detailed in the liner notes – and the spare, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label ESP pressing. Cover has half split top seam.)
A wonderfully fuzzy little set – created by a group who are clearly influenced by the best sounds of Tropicalia and other hip South American rock at the end of the 60s – influences that they use strongly to forge into their own wonderful sound on this set! The album's the group's ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Future Kings —
Logos ... LP Nation Of Love, 2014. Near Mint- ...
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Galaxies ... CD RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ...
A cool Brazilian quartet with a very groovy sound – one gal and three guys, and a group who aren't afraid to show their love of American music! Most tunes here are sung in English, and are covers of work by Anglo groups of the time – including two especially sublime takes on tunes by ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
France Gall won the Eurovision song contest with the title track of this one – and for good reason too, given that the tune is totally groovy! The rest of the work here really follows suit – romping, jerking, and grooving in that wonderful mix of mod rhythms that made France's 60s ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
An unusual relic from Gang Of Four's years on Warner in the US – a "special edition 12", designed to re-promote the group's harder sound to an American market! The single features 3 studio classics – "To Hell With Poverty", "Capital (It Fails Us Now)", and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Live recording from 2015 of without doubt one of best post-punk albums ever recorded! Spring-tight guitars, call-and-response vocals, and of course those terse, thumping, white funk bass lines – the mix that caused a thousand avant rock epiphanies, leading the way for the more primitive No ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & yellow vinyl pressing.)
Gang Of Four —
Hard ... LP Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A bit of an attempt to dive into early 80s mainstream soul – and one that stands the test of time a lot better than we would have expected, despite the super-polished production that all but buries the group's earlier harder-edged style. There's a lot of really nice soulful backing vocals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A live set by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – a short-lived 80s project that featured a whole new side of the Grateful One's musical explorations! In a way, the music here almost goes back to some of Garcia's roots – which were occasionally a bit bluegrass-oriented – and the ... read moreCD
A sweet 60s album – as trippy and nice as it sounds from the title! Gale's got a nice voice – one that's a bit folksy, but more confident than the average folkie of the time – with bits of blues, country, and rock that creep into the lyrics at just the right moments. The album's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully tripped-out material from Gale Garnett & The Gentle Reign – titled after the Sausalito Heliport, a northern California complex that housed a bunch of hippy dippy bands in the late 60s! The album's a wonderful blend of Bay Area freedoms and some of the folksier and sweeter ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
A key late 60s country crossover set, but one that also inspired a fair bit of funk as well! The title cut's a well-known gem – one that's been covered instrumentally in some break-heavy versions, but which sounds even more amazing here in Bobbie's original version – one of the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third chapter in the strange, but wonderful journey of the George-Edwards group! Chapter III has a much fuller sound than so many of the private press rock gems that are seeing some late love, thanks to deep digging later generations of potential listeners – with some surprising heavy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A biker soundtrack to end all biker soundtracks – one that shares plenty of elements with better-known entries in the genre, but which also has some really wild and offbeat moments! As with most of the short-lived motorcycle soundtrack era, the vibe here is much more rock than other film ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the darkest albums of the Krautrock scene in the 70s – an album that was actually recorded in a WWII-era bunker – where the duo were free to open up their instruments, jam for a very long time, and play with the sorts of effects and techniques you might know from bigger groups of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks and digital booklet!)
Brian Gibson (Lightning Bolt) —
Thumper ... LP Thrill Jockey, 2017. Near Mint- ...
Very trippy-dippy psychedelic work – written for the soundtrack to Timothy Leary's weird LSD film of the late 60s! Maryvonne Giercarz composed the music, and plays it with a small group that includes her on "Veena", an "ancient Indian instrument", along with guitar and ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1600 – on red, blue & green "kaleidoscope" colored vinyl!)
A long-overdue collection of work by this sublime Ohio soul group of the 60s – a trio of lovely ladies with a really tremendous sound! Gigi & The Charmaines are hardly the girl group cliche you might think from their sweet name and the image on the cover – and on most of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Important work from Robert Fripp and the brothers Peter & Michael Giles – recorded a year before the first King Crimson album with a mad sound that's somewhere in between Bowie's early Deram recordings, and some of the Syd Barrett work with Pink Floyd! Although Fripp's guitar figures ... read moreCD
A pair of late 60s albums from the great Dana Gillespie – back to back on a single CD! First up is Foolish Seasons – a great little album from vocalist Dana Gillespie – one that's done in a style that's much sweeter than some of her later work, and which features superb ... read moreCD
Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe edition box set – 180 gram red vinyl pressing in tip-on jacket – packaged with a book of new liner notes, a copy of the original City Lights book Howl & Other Poems, a postcard, and 8x10 photo of Ginsberg!)
The one-and-only entry in the Verbatum series from Atlantic Records – a proposed spoken word offshoot of the label – but one that only ever issued this fantastic 60s reading by Allen Ginsberg! As you might guess from the cover's beautiful photograph by Richard Avedon, Ginsberg is at ... (Comedy/Spoken, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover is lightly bent on the bottom 1/3.)
The second of two albums by the obscure Glass Prism – and a set that's a lot looser and trippier than the first! This time around, the group turn in all their own songs (their debut featured words by Edgar Allen Poe) – and they really turn up the fuzz on the guitar, and mix it nicely ... read moreCD
That dude holding the raven on the cover looks pretty nervous – and for good reason, too – as the Glass Prism here take a lot of chances with their debut album! As you might guess from the title, the words to the tunes here were all penned by Edgar Allen Poe – older poetry from ... read moreCD
Remember the rock break craze? This was probably on your wants list then. Too bad too, cause it's not a bad bit of psychedelic rock, if you can keep from just dropping the needle looking for the clean drum parts. Better than decent songwriting paired up with groovy late 60s production wrapped up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some seam splitting.)