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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. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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 promo stamp.)

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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+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has some light edge wear and light ringwear.)

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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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✨✧ 21st Creation/Eddie KendricksTailgate/Born Again ... 12-inch
Gordy, 1976/1977. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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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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✨✧ JamDirection Reaction Creation (5CD box set) ... CD
Polydor (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 5CD + Book ... Just Sold Out!
Every single Jam album, plus bonus tracks too! CD
(Does not include box – just the CDs.)

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✨✧ Nat BirchallCreation ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Alice ColtraneReflection On Creation & Space (A Five Year View) ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very nice album that features sort of a "best of" sampling of Alice's solo recordings for Impulse in the immediate 5-year period after John Coltrane's death. The tracks are a lovely mix of smaller groups and larger spiritual ensembles – and players include Jimmy Garrison, Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, and Cecil McBee. There's a lot of nice tracks on here that don't show up that often on vinyl – and titles include "Blue Nile", "I Want To See You", "Sita Ram", "Oh Allah", "Andromeda's Suffering", "Lovely Sky Boat", and "Galaxy In Turiya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ 9th CreationFalling In Love (aka Bubble Gum) ... LP
Pye, 1975. Used ... Temporarily 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 ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Slaughter JoeZe Do Caixao – The Complete Creation & Kaleidoscope Recordings ... CD
Rev-Ola/Creation (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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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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✨✧ Dexys Midnight RunnersDon't Stand Me Down ... CD
Creation, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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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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Gary BurtonSomething's Coming/Groovy Sound Of Music/Time Machine ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1964/1965/1966. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A trio of excellent Gary Burton albums from the 60s – collected together in a single set! Something's Coming is the launch of vibist Gary Burton as a leader – a force in jazz that would continue strongly for decades to come! At the time of the record, Burton had already been making waves as a session player on the Nashville scene – where RCA had some especially strong ears – but he's launched here in a mode that's quite far from those roots, and already filled with those modern, chromatic modes that would have Burton pushing the sound of the vibes forward strongly throughout his career – even on an early record like this! The group is very like-minded, and well-chosen – players who are spacious and modern, but never too much so – a quartet with Jim Hall on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Melanie", "Careful", "Six Improvisatory Sketches", "Something's Coming", and "Little Girl Blue". Next up is a very cool take on the music of Sound Of Music – handled with some help from arranger Gary McFarland, in a way that really unlocks the modal potentials of the tunes! As you might expect from the revolutionary vibist Gary Burton, the approach here is quite different than the usual jazz album of Broadway material – and instead, both Burton and McFarland do a heck of a lot to open up the coolest potential of the songs – as they bring in other hip players who include Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Phil Woods on alto, Joe Puma on guitar, and Steve Swallow on bass. Titles include "An Ordinary Couple", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen", "Do Re Mi", "Edelweiss", and a great take on "My Favorite Things". Time Machine is filled with beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". CD

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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
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Dandelion SetThousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... CD
Buried Treasure (France), 2015. Used ... $14.99
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
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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
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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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Marc MacExtend The Knowledge ... LP
Omniverse (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $18.99
Righteous work from Marc Mac – a set that's got a bit more of a hip hop rhythm at the core than some of his projects with 4Hero – but a sound that's no less spiritual overall! The beats are layered at the bottom to support a mix of keyboard passages, basslines, and sound samples over the top – the last of which often features snippets of speeches or newscasts that evoke the Civil Rights image on the front, while Marc presents a beautiful larger soundscape of his own musical creation. The whole thing's great – similar to his Right To Be Civil album – and titles include "Silence Is No Option", "Rosa Rosa", "Moro Prez", "Foreign Policy", "Colourful Administration", "Tricknowlogy", "New Awareness", and "Attallah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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MomusPublic Intellectual – An Anthology 1986 to 2016 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A wonderful collection of work from the always-great Momus – one of our favorite singer/songwriters of the past 40 years, a talent who really moves forward territory inspired by the work of Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, and George Brassens – and an artist who's given us so much incredible music during his career! The set really does a great job of spanning Momus' full career – from the acoustic start of his early Cherry Red albums and singles, to the open stylistic space of his music for Creation Records – where he shifted his ear for a catchy tune and sinister storyline into some really wonderful tracks – back to his return to Cherry Red and then formation of his own label – where he's continued to explore a fantastic array of topics with his undeniable wit. And in case you're wondering – the "public intellectual" title is a bit of a joke, taken from his classic "I Was A Maoist Intellectual" track from the 80s – but it's also somewhat fitting, given the incredible depth of his songwriting (although sadly, Momus has never hit the fame he deserves – which would make him a true public intellectual.) There's so many wonderful tracks on this set, we can't even count them all – and the collection's especially great for presenting some of the later Creation material that's been very hard to get in recent years. 3CD set features a whopping 56 tracks in all – plus notes on the tunes by Momus himself – and titles that include "Spacewalk", "Enlightenment", "The Ephephobe", "Paper Wraps Rock", "Flame Into Being", "The Homosexual", "How Do You Find My Sister", "Shaftesbury Avenue", "Summer Holiday 1999", "Ventriloquists & Dolls", "Born To Be Adored", "The Age Of Information", "London 1888", "The Art Creep", "The Hiker", "System Of Usher", "Widow Twanky", "Nervous Heartbeat", and "The Cheque's In The Post". 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

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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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Nick NicelyElegant Daze: 1979 - 1986 ... LP
Captured Tracks, Late 70s-Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Lost psychedelic genius from a very unlikely era – the early 80s! Nick Nicely was a real enigma in the post-punk years – a throwback to the late 60s, post-Pet Sounds/Sgt Peppers era – yet also working in a style that borrowed some slight new wave touches, to make for a really unique approach to the music! There's a really unusual sound here overall – one that has bits and pieces of later, larger groups from the UK (particularly some of the Creation Records crowd of the mid 80s) – but which comes off here with a clear and personal vision that makes for a really standout set, and which doesn't have any of the heavy cliches or easy tricks of other acts from the paisley revival era. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, including insert.)

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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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Gary GrothCatalogue No 439 – Burlesque Paraphernalia & Side Degree Specialties & Costumes ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 22.99
Dig the ads for practical jokes and weird gimmicks in old comic books? Then you'll find plenty to love here – in a beautiful recreation of a catalog for gag items and weird machines from the early part of the 20th Century! The book presents an original catalog in its entirety – complete with strange drawings and wonderful descriptions of gimmicks like the exploding pie table, bucking couch, roller pathway, sliding stairs, and dozens of other weird devices that were mostly pitched at fraternal societies and men's clubs – but which almost appear like some sort of modern torture instruments! There's also lots of weird costumes and plenty of oddball electrical items – some of which might have been pretty dangerous – and the book also includes text and introductory material which puts the whole amazing contents in context. 170 pages, softcover, with black and white and color images throughout. Book

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Hollywood Saxophone QuartetJazz In Hollywood ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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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Femi KutiDay By Day ... CD
Mercer Street, 2008. Used ... $4.99
It's been a long time since we've heard from Femi Kuti – but the wait's definitely been worth it, as he emerges here with a really fresh groove! There's still some elements of older Afro Funk on the set – but the rhythms, instrumentation, and overall presentation has a newly bold approach – one that's fueled by the political unrest and social issues of the previous few years – pushing Kuti away from historical recreation, into territory that's a lot more urgent and important! At times, the grooves are a lot leaner than before – but meaner, too – really pushed heavily with percussion and keyboards, and burning with the sort of fire we hope will ignite action in the coming post-Bush generation. Kuti calls his group "Positive Force" for good reason – and the set's filled with righteous numbers that include "Oyimbo", "Eh Oh", "Day By Day", "You Better Ask Yourself", "Do You Know", "Tell Me", "Tension Grip Africa", and "Let's Make History". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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✨✧ Mats ObergImprovisational Two.Five ... CD
Caprice (Sweden), 2014. Used ... $2.99
Really really great work from pianist Mats Oberg – a musician we've always loved, but who really blows us away with this solo set of improvisations! Mats has this free-flowing sense of imagination that really loves us breathless – a way of creating on the keys of the piano that almost rivals Keith Jarrett at his 70s best, but which also has a more soulful focus and sense of direction too – so that each of the creations feel like preconceived songs more than spontaneous moments of music. The package has images of Mats posed before vintage albums by Berndt Egerbladh and a life-sized image of Stevie Wonder – and we might well say that the music has a soulful core that lies somewhere between the spirit of these two great musicians of the 70s. Titles include "Song For Amy", "Charlie Boy & Verkstadsbossa", "Sarek", "You Shall Find Your Way", "Ossians Vast", and "November Min Van". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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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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✨✧ StampedersCarryin On ... LP
Music World Creations, Mid 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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VariousMusica Futurista ... CD
Cramps (Italy), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Stunning 2 CD set of soundpieces by Italian futurists, including Luigi Russolo, Antonio Russolo, Virgilio Mortari, Luigi Grandi, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Francesco Balilla Pratella, and Dainele Napoletano. The first disc is mostly spare piano compositions, with a very avant garde sound, and the second disc has a lot of weird sound pieces that get very very noisy at times. We can't tell whether or not the recordings are historical, or if the CD has some recreations (although the piano performances certainly sound contemporary), but the set's a startling collection of the largely untapped legacy of music and sound left by the Italian futurists. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Willie DixonI Am The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... 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

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✨✧ MoondogMoondog & His Friends (limited CD – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gentle genius from the legendary Moondog – a rare album recorded right around the same time as his mindblowing work for Prestige! The style here is very similar to those Prestige albums – very spare and rhythmic – often just using simple acoustic percussion alongside an instrument or two, such as flute, bass, or one of Moondog's own unusual creations! The sound is really otherworldly – at once both cosmic and earthy, with sounds that are light years ahead of most of Moondog's contemporaries. Titles include "Tree Frog", "Oasis", "Suite No 1", "Suite No 2", "Dragon's Teeth", "Rim Shot", and "Why Spend The Dark Night With You?". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Moondog By Some New Friends" – all new versions of Moondog tunes! CD
(Out of print.)

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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)... Out Of Stock
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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