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Bulbous CreationYou Won't Remember Dying (with bonus download) ... LP
Numero, 1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A record that definitely lives up to the promise of its cover – especially the creepy image of a skeleton shooting up on the front! Bulbous Creation hail from the same Kansas scene documented on Numero's Cavern Sound compilation – but unlike some of the other groups, they've got more than enough going on to offer up a full album here – a really heady, tripped-out batch of music that may well be some of the weirdest ever recorded in that legendary cave in Missouri! The production is almost a bit muddy at times – or maybe it's the way the instruments are performed – which creates this even more sinister feel to the whole thing – as if you've surprised the group during a very private moment, or stumbled upon them performing some ritual in the woods! The song titles say an awful lot about the record, too – and include "Satan", "Hooked", "Under The Black Sun", "Fever Machine Man", and "End Of The Page". LP, Vinyl record album

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CreationOur Music Is Red With Purple Flashes ... CD
Demon (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans – but this overstuffed 24 track set shows the full picture of the group's genius – on titles that include "Making Time", "Painter Man", "Biff Bang Pow", "Nightmares", "If I Stay Too Long", "I Am The Walker", "Can I Join Your Band"," How Does It Feel To Feel", "The Girls Are Naked", "Uncle Bert", "Try & Stop Me", and "Through My Eyes". CD

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Rufus HarleyRe-Creation Of The Gods ... LP
Ankh, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the most legendary albums of jazz funk ever recorded! Rufus Harley was a saxophone player who also picked up the bagpipes for a few excellent 60s albums for Atlantic Records – and although those records are great, this 1972 independent album is a real mind blower! By the time of this set, Rufus had really stretched out – both creatively and spiritually – working his standard bagpipe jazz groove into a much trippier sound, one that explored the tonal and modal properties of the instrument. Not only that, Rufus got a lot funkier than ever before – working here with organist Bill Mason, a sonic contemporary of Leon Spencer and Charles Earland – and the resultant mix of organ and bagpipes creates a monstrous sound that's unlike anything we can describe! The album's a mixture of Sufi and Biblical statements – fused into long funky jazz tracks, stretching out into some incredible grooves. Includes the classic "Malika", plus the cuts "Etymology", "Hypothesis", and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", done in a great heavy version! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jefferson AirplaneCrown Of Creation ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good- ... $6.99
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach that brought them to bigger and bigger audiences! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-based songs that build into heavier rock as the record plays on – with some really great use of sound effects for added drama on here and there! Titles include "Lather", "In Time", "Star Track", "Chushingura", "If You Feel", "Ice Cream Phoenix", "The House At Pooniel Corners" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the spine.)

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Oliver LakeNTU – Point From Which Creation Begins ... LP
Passin' Thru/Arista, 1971. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Reedman Oliver Lake at his most creative – stepping out here on a sublime set of 70s improvisations – all put together with a really spiritual feel! There's a very open, collaborative feel to the music – and the set was recorded in St Louis, at a time when Lake was a key part of that city's scene – and who here also seems able to attract some other musicians from the AACM in Chicago as well! As a result, the album's a wonderful document of the new ideas bursting forth at the start of the 70s – that richly creative moment when local scenes were coming together in various cities to find new ways of jazz beyond Coltrane and Dolphy – giving a player like Lake some of the most imaginative outlets of his career. Oliver plays alto, soprano, flute, and other small instruments – and other players include Baikida Carroll and Floyd Leflore on trumpets, Joseph Bowie on trombone, John Hicks on piano, Clovis Bordeaux on electric piano, Don Officer on bass, Charles Bobo Shaw on drums, and Don Moye on congas too. Titles include "Africa", "Tse Lane", "Eriee", "Zip", and "Electric Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Arista pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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LightstormCreation ... LP
Yoga Records/Drag City, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 20.98
Cosmic weirdness from Lightstorm – the first ever compilation of the husband & wife duo Johnima and Kalassu Wintergate's oddly effective, genuinely-inviting tunes! Lightstorm's aim is to bring blessing, love and divine joy to the world – spiritually-inclined in a new age-y way that's odd, but not off putting – kinda cute, and more endearing than you'd expect. Add some late 70s synthy backdrops and you got a real esoteric gem! Includes "Creation", "Walking Into The Sun", "Let Your Astral Body Fly", "ATMA", "O' My Love", "How Do I Love You", "Monkey Bridge", "Missionary Is Impossible" and "Spend All Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan McGeeCreation Stories – Riots, Raves & Running A Label (hardcover) ... Book
Macmillan (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
Alan McGee is one of the most compelling figures in the British indie scene of the 80s – as important to psych and Britpop styles as Tony Wilson was to the rise of Factory Records and The Hacienda! And like Wilson, McGee was always inextricably tied to the artists he worked with – a heady lineup that includes Jesus & Mary Chain, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, and Primal Scream – all of whom figure in here, alongside the important names that halped make Alan's Creation Records one of the best British record labels of the 80s. The book's told from McGee's own perspective – and is as slanted as you might expect, although not without some sense of apology here and there – and this hardcover edition is 325 pages, with some black and white images. Book

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Darius MilhaudLe Boeuf Sur Le Toit/La Creation Du Monde – Milhaud/Orchestre Du Theatre Des Champs Elysees ... LP
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has some light edge wear and light ringwear.)

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Slaughter JoeZe Do Caixao – The Complete Creation & Kaleidoscope Recordings ... CD
Rev-Ola/Creation (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
The complete recordings of Slaughter Joe Foster – an incredible guitarist whose sound had a huge influence on the mid 80s British pop scene – with a raspy jangle that showed up often in recordings by other bands on Creation Records, particularly Biff Bang Pow and Jesus & Mary Chain! Joe's got props from both Kim Fowley and Alan McGhee, two producers who helped him hone his guitar sound into the tonal noise that shows up on these great recordings – and although he was one of the lesser-remembered acts from the C80 years, his sound is right up there with the best of the Creation scene of the time. The set features 17 tracks in all, including "Positively Something Wild", "I Know You Rider", "Napalm Girl", "If I Die Before I Wake", "The Lonesome Death Of Thurston Moore", and "I'll Follow You Down". CD

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21st CreationBreak Thru ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An obscure Motown group from the end of the 70s – 21st Creation had a strident uptempo group sound that reminds us of some of the more successful disco hits of Tavares from the same time. The arrangements are mostly club-oriented – handled by Willie Hutch, Gene Page, and Harold Johnson – and you can hear the group's style to best effect on tracks like their remake of Marvin Gaye's "After The Dance", Willie Hutch's "You Gotta Dance To My Music", or the hard grooving "Thanks For Saving Me". Not totally standout material, but with a few nice moments. Other tracks include "Funk Machine", "Tailgate", and "Baby, I'm For Real". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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VariousCreation Artifact – The Dawn Of Creation Records – Singles, Rarities, Demos, BBC Sessions & Live Tracks (5CD set) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $46.99
A huge run of music from one of the coolest record labels ever – the British Creation Records label, home to a wide number of groundbreaking artists back in the 80s! Back in the day, we followed each new Creation single with baited breath – and for good reason, too – as they were some of the most exciting, inventive rock singles of the time – and also bridged a span not only between 60s garage and psych, and 80s post-punk – but also helped establish a whole new aesthetic that's gone onto have a huge impact all these many years later. This overstuffed 5CD package features all the best singles from the label, plus other rare tracks, demos, BBC Session, and even a few key album tracks – and the whole thing's packaged in a heavy hardcover book, with pages and pages of notes on the music, label, and other Creation legends – and lots of images too. A whopping 124 tracks in all – with work by The Loft, The X-Men, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Legend, Biff Bang Pow, The Pastels, Meat Whiplash, The Membranes, Bodines, Television Personalities, Jasmine Minks, Primal Scream, The Moodists, The Laughing Apple, Weather Prophets, and others! CD

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✨✧ Nat BirchallCreation ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Reedman Nat Birchall has been delighting our ears for almost a decade now – and during all that time, we've just grown more and more in love with his music – and continue to feel that he's one of the crowning jazz talents of our generation! Birchall belongs in the same spiritual territory as John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders – and as with both of them, he already started out great, then evolved to a point where he's completely sublime – as you'll hear on this wonderfully well-crafted album! Nat's every bit as righteous in his blowing as before – both on tenor and soprano sax – but the overall sound is even more far-reaching, especially in the way the long tunes unfold with majestic piano work from Adam Fairhall – who sets things up beautifully throughout, and really underscores the soul in Birchall's reeds. The group also features bassist Michael Bardon – plus two drummers, Johnny Hunter and Andy Hay, who each get their own channel on the mix. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Ocean Of Truth", "Love In The Cosmos", "Through The Darkness", "Peace Be Unto Us", and "Light Of All Worlds". CD

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✨✧ Fever TreeCreation ... LP
Uni, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Michael OcchipintiCreation Dream – The Songs Of Bruce Cockburn ... CD
True North (Canada), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ 9th CreationBubble Gum ... CD
Rite Track/Solaris, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California funk acts of the time – especially Pleasure, who with their sharp sense of a groove are probably the closest comparison to the group's sound. The album is best known for the cut "Bubble Gum" – a great number with lots of jazzy changes, and a modern funky groove that still sounds pretty darn fresh – but the whole album is totally great, and filled with plenty of other songs that have the same feel as the title cut! Tracks include "Sexy Girl", "Quit It", "Falling In Love", "We Need Love", and "Rule Of Mind". CD

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✨✧ Druids Of StonehengeCreation (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Garage psych genius with a touch of mystical mood craft from Druids Of Stonehenge – raw drums, guitars and rhythms with some spooky organ and keys a nice backdrop from howling vocals and forboding tunes! Earlier on the group had a more R&B indebted groove, but there move into psychedelia on Creation is pretty groovy – still with what at the core, but with a new air of strangeness and moodiness. Includes "Six Feet Down", "Earthless", "I Put A Spell On You", "Speed", "Painted Woman", "Pale Dream", "Forgot To Begot", "A Garden Where Nothing Grows" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 9th CreationFalling In Love (aka Bubble Gum) ... LP
Pye, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California funk acts of the time – especially Pleasure, who with their sharp sense of a groove are probably the closest comparison to the group's sound. The album is best known for the cut "Bubble Gum" – a great number with lots of jazzy changes, and a modern funky groove that still sounds pretty darn fresh – but the whole album is totally great, and filled with plenty of other songs that have the same feel as the title cut! Tracks include "Sexy Girl", "Quit It", "Falling In Love", "We Need Love", and "Rule Of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has light wear.)
 
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Biff Bang PowLove Is Forever ... LP
Creation, 1988. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(US pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Nikki Sudden & Roland S HowardKiss You Kidnapped Charabanc ... LP
Creation/Numero, 1987. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the moodiest music that Nikki Sudden recorded in the 80s – and that's saying a lot, given his other albums! The record's a duet with Roland S Howard – of Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch collaborative fame – and Howard has Nikki really moving into noisier territory – both with the guitar parts used on the tunes, and in the overall presentation of the lyrics and ideas of the tunes! There's no other band on the set, which gives the music a looser, less-structured feel than some of Sudden's other records – really letting the vocal and instrumental concepts ruminate in a space that's all their own – with completely sublime results. Titles include "Feather Beds", "A Quick Thing", "Crossroads", "Don't Explain", "Better Blood", and "Rebel Grave". LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi.)

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✨✧ Nikki Sudden & The JacobitesTexas ... LP
Creation/Numero, 1986. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The stunning Creation Records debut of Nikki Sudden – a record that has the solo Sudden sounding even tighter and more classic than ever – yet without any sort of commercial leanings at all! The songs here flow effortlessly from Nikki's hands – instant classics that were completely unappreciated at the time, given how un-80s Sudden's style is overall – work that would nestle down nicely next to classics from the Rolling Stones' generation, but which also has a more stripped-down, less-posturing feel – one that comes from Nikki's roots in punk with the Swell Maps. Titles include "Jangle Town", "Death Is Hanging Over Me", "Such A Little Girl", "Dumb Angel", "Wedding Dress", and "When I Left You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with obi.)

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✨✧ FeltPictorial Jackson Review ... LP
Creation, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Here's another excellent Felt reissue from our heroes at Cherry Red – the bands 8th album, originally released on Creation in 1988! The album proved that longevity was a big part of the Felt equation, bringing their pretty much timelessly appealing, Hammand organ grooving mood rock into the late 80s. It's easily one of their best late albums! Tracks include "Apple Boutique", "Ivory Past", "Until The Fools Get Wise", "Bitter End", "How Spook Got Her Man", "Christopher Street", "Under A Pale Light", "Don't Die On My Doorstep" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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✨✧ Ivan BrunettiAesthetics – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 25.00
A beautiful collection of images by Ivan Brunetti – a cartoonist we've followed for decades here on the Chicago scene, and have watched with great appreciation as he's gotten worldwide attention for his work in the New Yorker and numerous other publications over the years! Brunetti's an amazing individual, with a character that goes even deeper than his artwork – and this book is something of a memoir, told by Ivan in words that go alongside the images – little stories about their creation, or his own place on the planet at the time – with some cartoons, some cover illustrations, and lots of obscure drawings, sculptures, and physical objects that are a real discovery, even if you've bought his comix and other books. The layout is great – as illuminating as the contents – and the hardcover book is color throughout. Book

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Dandelion SetThousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... CD
Buried Treasure (France), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
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, and some of the trippier psych revival sounds of the following decade! These guys might have been right at home on Bam Caruso or early Creation Records – and share a similar love of the weirder, offbeat qualities of the late 60s – blending fuzzy performance with equally freaky production – using light touches of funk or analogue electronics along the way. Tracks on the record work together to create a very vivid audio scene – one that's echoed by the equally trippy liner notes by Alan Moore – and titles include "Harps Ascend", "Cosmic Flux History", "Tone Garden", "Pristina Strawberry Girl", "Redherringbone", "A Rasher Of Wind", "Gardense", and "The Third Programme". CD
Also available Thousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... LP 24.99

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Dandelion SetThousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... LP
Buried Treasure (France), 2016. New Copy ... $24.99
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, and some of the trippier psych revival sounds of the following decade! These guys might have been right at home on Bam Caruso or early Creation Records – and share a similar love of the weirder, offbeat qualities of the late 60s – blending fuzzy performance with equally freaky production – using light touches of funk or analogue electronics along the way. Tracks on the record work together to create a very vivid audio scene – one that's echoed by the equally trippy liner notes by Alan Moore – and titles include "Harps Ascend", "Cosmic Flux History", "Tone Garden", "Pristina Strawberry Girl", "Redherringbone", "A Rasher Of Wind", "Gardense", and "The Third Programme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Thousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Renee Hytry DerringtonFormica Forever ... Book
Metropolis, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 39.99
Formica may seem like an everyday surface to some – but at the time of its creation, it was a pretty revolutionary development – one that allowed household and business spaces to step free from longer-term care – giving the workers and residents lots more time to pursue their hopes and dreams! That bright promise of Formica is presented beautifully here – in a lovely history of the product, complete with dozens of vintage images that range from magazine ads to promotional flyers – to some higher-end projects in Formica from the art world! The book's beautiful – as stylish as an interior design magazine from the 60s – with a special color by color section in the middle, including writings by John Updike, Margarate Atwood, and others – on pages that are also perforated and can be folded! The first half of the book is in English, and awash with these images and text – and the second half offers more images, and text in six other languages. 408 pages, softcover, and beautiful color throughout! Book

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Fabio FrizziFrizzi 2 Fulci – Live At Union Chapel (2LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.98
A cool re-creation of the best soundtrack modes of Fabio Frizzi – particularly his scores for the films of Lucio Fulci! The performance is a live one, but done with a very classic vibe – played by a small combo that mixes keyboards, guitar, and rhythms with some light strings to really capture the creepy vibe of Frizzi's best soundtrack material – served up here in a mix of instrumental tracks that occasionally feature vocals – with music from the films Manhattan Baby, Zombi 2, Paura Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi, Beware Of Darkness, and more! Titles include "Bunny Love Song", "Silver Saddle", "Baby Sequence" (numbers 1-4), "Zombi 2", "Wast It All In Vain", "Rusth Games", "Luca Il Contrabbandiere", "Voci Dal Nulla" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP 180 gram pressing – mastered at Abbey Road!)

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From ScratchFive Rhythm Works ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $23.99
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a vibe that sometimes reminds us of the music of Harry Party! Given the smallness of the NZ scene at the time, these guys were less of a high art ensemble, than the kind of creative criss-crossing of big ideas and grass roots expression – similar to that moment when the art and punk worlds worked together so strongly in late 70s New York. And the sound here would be right at home alongside some of the more creative artists from the Kitchen scene – as the group play, drum, and blow themselves through a wonderful array of rhythmic sounds! Titles include 'Out In Part", "Passage", "Drumwheel (part 2)", and passages from "Gung Ho". CD
Also available Five Rhythm Works ... LP 23.99

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From ScratchFive Rhythm Works ... LP
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $23.99
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a vibe that sometimes reminds us of the music of Harry Party! Given the smallness of the NZ scene at the time, these guys were less of a high art ensemble, than the kind of creative criss-crossing of big ideas and grass roots expression – similar to that moment when the art and punk worlds worked together so strongly in late 70s New York. And the sound here would be right at home alongside some of the more creative artists from the Kitchen scene – as the group play, drum, and blow themselves through a wonderful array of rhythmic sounds! Titles include 'Out In Part", "Passage", "Drumwheel (part 2)", and passages from "Gung Ho". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Five Rhythm Works ... CD 23.99

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Oliver LakeHeavy Spirits ... LP
Arista/Freedom, 1975. Very Good- ... $3.99
Great early work from Lake – playing here in a number of different settings, but always with well-matched collaborators! 3 tracks on the set – "Owshet", "Heavy Spirits", and "While Pushing Down Turn" – featuring Lake with Olu Dara on trumpet, Donald Smith on piano, Victor Lewis on drums, and Stafford James on bass, playing in sort of a freebop mode. Three more tracks – "Movement Equals Creation", "Intensity", and "Altoviolin" – feature Lake on alto, playing with a violin trio that sounds very dark and moody. "Rocket" is a trio piece, with Joseph Bowie and Charles Bobo Shaw – and "Lonely Blacks" is a somber solo sax piece. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout notch and residue spot from an old sticker.)

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Michael LargoGenius & Heroin –The Illustrated Catalogue Of Creativity, Obsession, & Reckless Abandon Through The Ages ... Book
William Morrow, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
We're not users of the stuff, but we'll be the first to admit that heroin has played a big role in some of the creative endeavors that have really moved us over the years – from art to music, to poetry and prose – and a number of other forms as well! Yet heroin's just the starting point here – as author Michael Largo attempts to trace the line between substance abuse and cultural creation through dozens of key artistic figures – names as disparate as Caravaggio, Jack Kerouac, Jimi Hendrix, William S Burroughs, Kurt Cobain, Charlie Parker, and many more in between – all listed here in a format that's almost a dictionary of abuse – as the artists are lined up alphabetically, with sections that detail their important contributions, and the health issues that often drew a too-short end to their careers. If the whole thing sounds a bit cheap or gruesome, it's not – as Largo presents the material with a surprisingly thoughtful eye, and also looks at larger medical issues with the subjects that might have been part of their problems and creative process. 343 pages, softcover, with lots of black and white photos. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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Kay LarsonWhere The Heart Beats – John Cage, Zen Buddhism, & The Inner Life Of Artists (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 29.95
A huge book that not only looks at the importance of Zen Buddhism in the creative process of the legendary John Cage – but also shows the way that Cage's music and legacy helped spread Buddhist ideals throughout the art world of the late 20th Century! Cage's relationship to Zen was never slavish – in that he wasn't as much the didactic acolyte as pop artists from later years – but the philosophy did direct his creation from a special inner spirit, with a force that was subtle, but extremely powerful – especially as the influence of Cage's music spread over the years. Author Kay Larson really dives in deep to explore this relationship – turning out a whopping 474 pages, and touching on many of Cage's key contemporaries in the process. Book is hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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LatinairesCamel Walk ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Killer Latin soul! This record is one of the hardest to find from the late 60's boogaloo era, and it's a massive stormer filled with tasty grooves! The band is small and tight, with a 2-sax frontline, for an extra-soulful sound. Vocals are in English and Spanish, and the album wails away like a siren out of control. Things kick off with the organ-heavy instrumental, "Camel Walk" – then they leap into one of the catchiest vocal numbers ever from Fania, the tasty "Afro-Shingaling" – which starts with Ray Ramirez shouting "I just come from Africa – and I learned to do the Shing-a-ling!" Other nice ones include "Chevere", "Guajira", and "Creation" – but the whole thing's great! LP, Vinyl record album

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Mickey FinnGarden Of My Mind – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1967 ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
A hell of a group from the British mod scene of the mid 60s – one who should have been huge, given the strength of these recordings! The Mickey Finn definitely have an undercurrent of blues to their music – but less of the slavish use of the influences as Manfred Mann or the Stones, and maybe more of a merging of gritty roots with burning London energy – as you'd find in searing sounds on early records from The Who! Some cuts have a bit of harmonica, while others have loads of great fuzzy guitar – and as the cuts go on, there's also a current of soul music as well – but still definitely turned here towards much more mod territory in the end. The cuts are brilliant – really that best side of London at the time – like Action or The Creation – and titles include "Garden Of My Mind", "Pills", "I Still Want You", "The Sporting Life", "Time To Start Loving You", "Poverty", "Tom Hark", and "Please Love Me". CD also features a number of never-issued tracks, too! CD

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MoveMove (3CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1968. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
A hell of a stunner from The Move – the group's first full album, and a set that burns beautifully on so many different levels! The set's almost equal parts mod and psych – with all the sharpness of the former, and lots of the fuzz and inventive production of the latter – served up here at a level that few others could touch at the time – maybe The Who or The Creation at their best – both key contemporaries of The Move, although the group owe nothing to them at all, and stand strongly, brilliantly here on their own! The whole record is incredible – filled with excellent songs by Roy Wood, who also plays superb guitar throughout – with lead vocals from Carl Wayne, incredible production from Denny Cordell, and even some excellent arrangements from the young Tony Visconti. Every song is a gem – and titles include "Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree", "Yellow Rainbow", "Kilroy Was Here", "The Girl Outside", "Fire Brigade", "Cherry Blossom Clinic", "Mist On A Monday Morning", and "Useless Information". Plus, this 3CD version has a stunning amount of extra material – 52 bonus tracks that include "Vote For Me", "I Can Hear The Grass Grow", "Don't Hang Up", "Night Of Fear", "Disturbance", "You're The One I Need", "Winter Song", "The Fugitive", "Respectable", "Too Many Fish In The Sea", and "I Can't Hear You No More" – plus rare stereo mixes (the core album is in mono), and 19 more BBC sessions from 1967 and 1968 – performances on Top Gear, Easybeat, and Saturday Club. CD
Also available Move (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ MoveMove (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cube/Repertoire (UK), 1968. Used ... $5.99
A hell of a stunner from The Move – the group's first full album, and a set that burns beautifully on so many different levels! The set's almost equal parts mod and psych – with all the sharpness of the former, and lots of the fuzz and inventive production of the latter – served up here at a level that few others could touch at the time – maybe The Who or The Creation at their best – both key contemporaries of The Move, although the group owe nothing to them at all, and stand strongly, brilliantly here on their own! The whole record is incredible – filled with excellent songs by Roy Wood, who also plays superb guitar throughout – with lead vocals from Carl Wayne, incredible production from Denny Cordell, and even some excellent arrangements from the young Tony Visconti. Every song is a gem – and titles include "Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree", "Yellow Rainbow", "Kilroy Was Here", "The Girl Outside", "Fire Brigade", "Cherry Blossom Clinic", "Mist On A Monday Morning", and "Useless Information". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Move (3CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Narassa (Sandro Brugnolini)Viaggio Pop 1 & 2 ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1974. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
Hardly the pop you might expect from the title – and instead, a batch of tripped-out instrumentals that definitely lives up to the eye-bending image on the cover! The music here was all presented by Narassa on the original 70s sound library release of the two records – but time has shown that the project came from the hands of Sandro Brugnoli, with a very similar flair to excellent material that came out under his own name at the time! Nothing is excluded in the creation of the set – as instrumentation runs the gamut from groovy Hammond, guitar, and flute – to more offbeat string tunings, earthy percussion, and weird sound effects – all with a production style that really abstracts things even more, while still preserving a funky current at the bottom of most tracks. The approach is tremendous – and makes for two sound library albums that really move past the obvious European modes of the period. Titles include "Macero", "Rotativa", "Bodoni", "Calamaio", "Torchio", "Rullo Compressore", "Ruspa", "Cantiere", "Bttipalo", "Benna", "Trivella", "Accavallatrice", and "Asta Di Distribuzione". LP, Vinyl record album

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Greg PhillinganesSignificant Gains ... CD
Planet/Sony (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little set of 80s soul from Greg Phillinganes – one of those 80s wunderkind soul talents who could do everything, from write and produce, to play keyboards and sing on the album. Given that Greg's handling a lot of the work himself, the album's got a feel that's almost in an early 80s Stevie Wonder mode – with some well written songs that would work well in a more intimate setting, and which stay very true to their spirit, as the composer's handling their creation all the way through. Includes a great version of "Girl Talk", plus "Big Man", "Forever Now", "Baby I Do Love You", "I Don't Want To Be The One", and "The Call". CD

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PrisonersThewisermiserdemelza (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Beat (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
Wonderful sounds from The Prisoners – an ultra-hip UK combo from the early 80s, and one who never fully got their due – although their keyboardist James Taylor later rose to great fame in the funk, soul, and acid jazz scenes! The Prisoners are a bit of a mod revival group, but have also gotten a lot more psych-oriented by this time in their career – at a level that really prefaces work to come from the Creation Records scene – and which makes us wonder if The Prisoners would have rose with the fame of those groups, had they held on a few years longer! Taylor's organ lines tie together the raspy vocals, tight drums, and riffing guitars – which almost have a Jam-like tightness at times, but are looser and more trippy at others. Titles include "Go Go", "Hurricane", "Tonight", "Love Me Lies", "Far Away", "For Now & Forever", and "Here Come The Misunderstood". CD features 11 more bonus tracks added to the original album – including "Coming Home", "The Last Thing On Your Mind", "Reaching My Head", "Tomorrow", "Love Changes", "Revenge Of The Cybermen", and "What I Want". CD

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StoogesHave Some Fun – Live At Ungano's ... CD
Rhino Handmade/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Raw, incendiary live material from The Stooges, circa 1970 – recorded at NYC dive bar Ungano's, right around the time that Fun House was released! They blast through nearly all the tracks from Fun House here, minus "LA Blues", and with the rare "Have Some Fun/My Dream Is Dead", which as far as we know, was never released before Rhino Handmade dug up this incredible recording. The source was a reel-to-reel capture by someone in the audience, so the sound is a bit rough – which is of little concern when what we have here is a really important building block in creation of punk rock! Plus, the whole thing also begins with "Going To Ungano's" – street conversation that makes you feel like you're outside, going into the show. CD

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Thievery CorporationRichest Man In Babylon ... CD
ESL, 2002. Used ... $4.99
The deepest album to date from Thievery Corporation – one that has them really expanding their palette, going beyond retro groovers into a set of future soundscapes, soulful vocal numbers, and beyond! Nearly every track on the set features a vocalist, and the album slides together nicely with a seamless flow that shows the duo stepping up their talents in the studio nicely. Titles include "Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes", "The Richest Man In Babylon", "The State Of The Union", "Resolution", "Until The Morning", "From Creation", "Liberation Front", and "Meu Destino". CD

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Randy WestonKhepera ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used ... $6.99
Some of the fiercest work recorded by Randy Weston in recent years – a set done with his "African Rhythms" group that includes percussionists Chief Bey and Neil Clarke, and which also features horn work by Benny Powell, Talib Kibwe, and Pharoah Sanders! The tracks are long, dark, and complicated – drawing on older African rhythms, but really moving into territory that's got the moody feel of recent spiritualist jazz. Titles include "Mystery Of Love", "Prayer Blues", "The Shang", "The Shrine", "Anu Anu", and "Creation". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Willie DixonI Am The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A long-overdue recognition of the blues contributions of Willie Dixon – a set that pulls him out of the indie ghetto and pushes him firmly into the mainstream with this key release on Columbia Records! Yet despite that placement, the style is nicely down home – a strong recreation of older Chicago blues modes by producer Abner Spector – one that has Willie singing versions of his classic tunes like "Back Door Man", "The Seventh Son", "Little Red Rooster", "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", and "The Same Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hollywood Saxophone QuartetJazz In Hollywood ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Long before the advent of groups like Rova or the World Sax Quartet, the idea of a 4-horn group meant a recreation (or approximation) of Woody Herman's famous "4 Brothers" style. In this case, the west coast group features a stranger take on the style – in that it includes alto, soprano, tenor, and baritone saxes – yet still retains the basic tight ensemble reed style. Players include Russ Cheever, Jack Dumont, Morrie Crawford, and Bill Ulyate – and they are backed by bass and drums, but no piano. Kind of in a Mulliganish vein, with arrangements by Marty Paich, Lennie Niehaus, Jack Montrose, and Russ Garcia. Titles include "Nightcap", "New York City Ghost", "Mixed Commotions", "Make The Most of It", and "Ghost Of A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Label has an ink stamp.)

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Ikue Mori & Steve NoblePrediction & Warning ... CD
Fataka (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Ikue Mori and Steve Noble come together in a blistering array of electronics and drums – the former from Mori, the latter from Noble – both working together in bursts of sounds that really make the sound sources feel very unified! Noble plays added percussion, too – but even the way he approaches the kit creates all these sounds that fall right in line with all of Mori's enigmatic creations – which really seem to rise to a percussive level, rather than slide in between the sonic attack – in a very fresh approach to improvised electronics in such a setting! Titles include "Combustion", "Convection", "Seismic Waves", "Atmospheric Pressure", "Inferno", and "Black Death". CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Riz OrtolaniCannibal Holocaust ... CD
Coffin/Red Stream (Germany), 1980. Used (reissue)... $14.99
One of the coolest, grooviest soundtracks we've ever heard from Riz Ortolani – an artist who did bigger, more mainstream film scores in the 60s – but who really developed a more electric vibe in the 70s! This soundtrack has Riz working at the top of his powers – bringing in keyboards and guitars to really spice things up, and make for a few key funky moments – but also still handling some larger charts with the professional flair he always brought to his music – showing that the best horror work of this time still came from composers who had deeper skills than just a few slick keyboard lines. Titles include "Love With Fun", "Massacre Of The Troupe", "Cameraman's Recreation", "Adulteress' Punishment", "Savage Rite", and "Drinking Coco". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rocket RobertRocket Robert (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Future/Got Kinda Lost (Spain), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet spacey sounds from the American underground of the early 80s – a record with more than enough electronic touches to live up to its title – and a surprisingly deep sound that's way more than you'd expect from the cartoony cover! Rocket Robert is just one guy – Robert Moore – who serves up a heady brew of Oberheim keyboard lines with a style that's clearly inspired by some of the best analogue electronic records of the 70s, especially those from the German scene – with a feel that's a lot warmer and more personal than some of the cold wave albums that were starting to show up in the US and UK. Most of the album is instrumental, with layered, flowing lines that are inherently rhythmic as they build ladders of sound up to the skies – on titles that include "Bottomless Pit Of Space", "Star Flight", "Walking In Space", "Journey Into The Unknown", "Docking In Space", and "Creations Beginning". Also includes the bonus tracks "I've Got My Helmet On" and "Living In This Station". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition, with bonus insert.)

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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is an amazing surprise to our ears, filled with new delights at each turn, and clearly marking Belize as a new funky capitol on our ever-expanding map of musical understanding. Numero really outdid themselves with this package – going far beyond their already-great collections of work from the Bandit and Capsoul labels – to dig up a range of tracks that have never really made it out to the world at large, but which bubble over with influences from American funk and soul at the time. The notes are great, and the booklet's got plenty of excellent images to back up the writings – but the music is the real star of the set, and is presented on 16 tracks that include "More Love Reggae" and "Boogaloo A La Chuck" by Lord Rhaburn, "Theme From The Godfather" and "Backstabbers" by The Professionals, "Can't Go Halfway" and "Shame Shame Shame" by The Harmonettes, "Things Are Going To Work Out Right" and "Rated G" by The Web, "Funky Jive (parts 1& 2)" by Soul Creations, and "Long Time Boy" by Nadia Cattouse. LP also features 2 bonus tracks not on the CD – "Soul Brother" by Lord Rahburn and "I Hear You Calling" by Francis Reneau Singers. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMod Records Cologne – Gigi Campi Jazz in West Germany 1954 to 1956 (5 x 10 inch LP, 6 x 7 inch, 4CD, & hardcover book) ... LP
Be! (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy 5 x 10 inch LP, 6 x (reissue)... $249.99 358.98
Incredible, simply incredible – way more than just a collection of jazz, and instead a huge document of the postwar scene in Germany during the 50s! The package is a stunning recreation of the Mod Records label – an early project of Gigi Campi, who'd gain greater fame in the 60s for his direction of the Clarke Boland Big Band, and other key jazz projects. The work here is much sharper, and often more modern than Campi projects in later years – very much a precursor to the MPS/Saba modes to come – modern jazz at its best, played by both German and American artists, and originally issued on just 10" and 7" albums at the time! The vinyl component of the set reproduces every single Mod Records release – with great vinyl and heavy covers – including albums by guitarist Attila Zoller, vibist Bill Grah, pianist Roland Kovac, pianist Jutta Hipp, drummer Rudi Sehring, tenorist Hans Koller, altoist Lee Konitz, trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff, and others – presented here in true replicas of five 10" LPs and six 7" EPS – all with original sleeves. The 4CDs offer up the music in digital format – and the huge book is heavy, hardcover, and 12" x 12" – and includes loads of images, notes on the sessions, vintage reviews, and more – and the whole thing even comes with a vintage Mod Records poster too. Stunning stuff – we've never seen another jazz box like it – and a treasure for both the vinyl collector and CD listener! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie DixonI Am The Blues ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue recognition of the blues contributions of Willie Dixon – a set that pulls him out of the indie ghetto and pushes him firmly into the mainstream with this key release on Columbia Records! Yet despite that placement, the style is nicely down home – a strong recreation of older Chicago blues modes by producer Abner Spector – one that has Willie singing versions of his classic tunes like "Back Door Man", "The Seventh Son", "Little Red Rooster", "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", and "The Same Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a tracklist sticker & some wear.)
Also available I Am The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Elissa WardSecret Lives Of Married Women ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two twin sisters, each with secrets of their own – crossing paths in this psycho-sexual thriller that definitely lives up to the promise of its title! The author gets great praise on the back from Junot Diaz – and certainly delivers in this original story done for the Hard Case Crime series – with all the right vintage paperback tones that you'd expect from the presentation! There's a bit more of an erotic thrill to the book than some of the others in the series – but that's also what makes it a standout amongst some of their more contemporary creations. 218 pages, softcover. Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)
 
 
 



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