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CreationAction Painting ... CD
Numero, New Copy ... On March 17, 2017
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CreationAction Painting ... LP
Numero, New Copy ... On March 17, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CreationCreation ... LP
Atco, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The group's half-soul, half-rock – and plays with some righteous touches that include a bit of jazzy riffing and the occasional reggae undercurrent. Carol Stallings lays down some great lead vocals on a few tracks, and Leon Patillo seems to lead the group on keyboards and male vocals – as well as write a good portion of the tracks. The album's got a nice compressed style that sits nicely between genres, and which could have crossed the group over big – and titles include "Joy", "Facts", "Burnin Out My Youth", "I'm In Love", "Nothing Can Stop Us Now", "Survival", and "It's Gonna Be Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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CreationMaking Time (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Numero, New Copy ... On March 17, 2017
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CreationSuper Rock In The Highest Voltage ... LP
EMI (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Despite the title of the album, the group's a sharp-edged fusion combo – one that hails from late 70s Japan, and who works here in the best mainstream fusion mode of the time! The tunes are mostly jazz funk with a bit of polish – heavy on guitars from Kazuo Takeda, who also takes off on some pretty nice solos – and also featuring keyboards from Hisao Sakurai and tenor from Mitsuru Kanekuni. The record is never too jamming, nor too smooth – but one number does feature some unfortunate blues vocals from Takeda. Titles include "Spinning Toe Hold No 2", "No Problem", "Wild Cat", "Swamp Boy", and "Fou Fou Gun Gun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ 9th CreationBubble Gum ... LP
Rite Track, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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

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✨✧ Singers & Players/Creation Rebel/New Age SteppersDread Operator – From The On U Sound Archives (Leaps & Bounds/Threat To Creation/Lows & Highs/Wild Paarty Sounds Vol 1) (4CD set) ... CD
On-U Sound/Hot Milk (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $21.99
A fantastic package of work from the legendary On-U Sound label – four of the most important early albums on the label – from a time when the imprint was completely revolutionizing the influence of Jamaican music on the British scene! All of the albums were produced by Adrian Sherwood – who'd drank heavily of the sounds of Kingston in the 70s, but also grew up at a time when the more unique electronics and production styles of the post-punk years were holding sway – modes that he brought into play with the reggae sounds on the records, for one of the most unusual blends you can imagine! While The Clash and other UK artists just took on Jamaican music directly, Sherwood attempted to re-channel and shape it – at a level that not only offered respect and new showcases to reggae performers, but also then went back to have an influence i Jamaica too. The set features four full albums, all in tiny LP-styled covers – Leaps & Bounds by Singers & Players, Threat To Creation by Creation Rebel with New Age Steppers, Lows & Highs by Creation Rebel, and the classic compilation album Wild Paarty Sounds Vol 1 – one of the earliest, and most mindblowing On-U sound albums of all time! CD

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✨✧ Another Bad CreationWhere's Ya Little Sista? (remix, dr jam mix, smooth mix, street mix, lp) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Motown sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bulbous CreationYou Won't Remember Dying (with bonus download) ... LP
Numero, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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
Also available Bubble Gum ... LP 9.99

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Nat BirchallCreation ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
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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HaydnCreation (Die Schopfung) – John Eliot Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists ... CD
Archiv Produktion, 1995. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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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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✨✧ 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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Weill/MilhaudKleine Dreigroschenmusik/La Creation Du Monde – Arthur Weisberg/Contermporary Chamber Orchestra ... LP
Nonesuch, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Performed by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Arthur Weisberg. LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $34.99
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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✨✧ Rufus HarleyRe-Creation Of The Gods ... LP
Ankh, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Alan McGeeCreation Stories – Riots, Raves & Running A Label (hardcover) ... Book
Macmillan (UK), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Dexys Midnight RunnersDon't Stand Me Down ... CD
Creation, 1985. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jazz ButcherBig Planet Scarey Planet ... CD
Creation, 1989. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nikki Sudden & Roland S HowardKiss You Kidnapped Charabanc ... LP
Creation, 1987. Near Mint- ... $28.99
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
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
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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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Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal MazurJoy Of Being ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
An improvising trio who've got a familiar structure, but a great sound of their own – as the lineup features Rafal Mazur on an acoustic bass guitar, which creates some very unique moments alongside the tenor of Francois Carrier and drums of Michel Lambert! Carrier's got this snakey sense of soul that really makes the record great – blowing freely, but often with this sense of cohesion that makes his farther flights come back into contact with more clustered edgey notes – all given gentle accents by Lambert's drums, then set apart in sound with the work of Mazur. Carrier also plays a bit of Chinese oboe at one point – and titles include "Blissfulness", "Omnipresent Beauty", "Disappearance", "True Nature", and "Mystery Of Creation". CD

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Albert Cirera/Hernani Faustino/Gabriel Ferrandini/Before The Silence ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
A set of improvisations that definitely take the "silence" in the title seriously – because although the group's a quartet, they've got a very spacious way of playing – a mode that's always stepping in and out of silence, and using the space between their sounds every bit as much as their own performance! The quartet features Albert Cirera on tenor and soprano sax, Agusti Fernandez on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass, and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums – and the really amazing thing about the record is the way that these guys are so careful around each other – really holding back, and having more patience in their sound creation than we've maybe ever heard in a live performance. Titles include "Before", "The", "Silence", and "Coda". CD

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Stanley CowellIllusion Suite ... LP
ECM, 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A rare non-Strata East 70s session from pianist Stanley Cowell – but one that still carries much of the same soul and spirit overall! The group here is a trio – with Stanley Clarke on bass and the wonderful Jimmy Hopps on drums – and the tunes themselves are perhaps a bit slower to get going than some of Cowell's creations on Strata, but they still often explode with freely lyrical energy and a great sense of creation. A few compositions are familiar from other records, but redone here with slightly different flavors – and Clarke plays a bit of electric bass on the set, which changes some of the pulse up a bit. Titles include "Emil Danenberg", "Miss Viki", "Cal Massey", "Astral Spiritual", and "Maimoun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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Dandelion SetThousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... CD
Buried Treasure (France), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
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 18.99

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Dandelion SetThousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... LP
Buried Treasure (France), 2016. 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Thousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... CD 13.99

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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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E & Ishtar with Great ReviversGrowing Older (orig, inst) ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A slow funk gem with a smooth mellow finish – very classic in creation, and topped with these very righteous lyrics by E & Ishtar! The Great Revivers are at their best in the background – using lots of wah-wah guitar to carve out an almost Curtom-styled groove, complete with congas – but it's the lyrics that really give the tune its powerful presence! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinRodney Franklin ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players from the end of the 70s! The album's a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which creates this nicely expanded sound that works well with the album's tight arrangements! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix too – some rhythms that make a few numbers great groovers, courtesy of Tom Tom arrangements – and some other full moments handled by Patrick Williams. Titles include a wonderful version of "Windy City" – the cut you might know from a classic Carl Davis recording – plus "On The Path", "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Life Moves On", "Creation", and "In The Center". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a couple of ink stamps on front.)

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Rodney FranklinRodney Franklin/You'll Never Know ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players of the era – and 2 albums back-to-back! The Rodney Franklin album is a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which creates this nicely expanded sound that works well with the album's tight arrangements! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix too – some rhythms that make a few numbers great groovers, courtesy of Tom Tom arrangements – and some other full moments handled by Patrick Williams. Titles include a wonderful version of "Windy City" – the cut you might know from a classic Carl Davis recording – plus "On The Path", "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Life Moves On", "Creation", and "In The Center". You'll Never Know is more fully-formed genius from Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Rodney again plays both acoustic and electric keys – blending them wonderfully for a very deep sound – and the group behind him features some especially nice work on reeds, which bring sharper edges to some of the best tracks on the set. There's a wonderfully deep feel to the whole thing – way more than you'd expect for a major label release at the time – and titles include "Felix Leo", "The Watcher", "The Groove", "Journey", "You'll Never Know", "Return", and "Parkay Man". CD

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From ScratchFive Rhythm Works ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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Eddie One String Jones/Edward HazeltonOne String Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Takoma (UK), 1960. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
An early album on John Fahey's Takoma label – and a set that maybe feels more like a Folkways record overall – given that it features street recordings of the enigmatic Eddie "One-String" Jones! Jones is a musician who really lives up to his name – by playing blues on this unusual one-stringed instrument of his own creation – which he uses with incredible soul and intonation along with his vocals – really able to work out all these textures and tones that almost make you forget that he's missing the other five strings you'd expect to hear on a guitar. Jones puts his string performance first, and augments it with vocals – on titles that include "One String Three Quartet Banjo Picker", "Come Back Baby", "I'll Be Your Chauffer", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "The Dozens". The album also features similarly spare material from Edward Hazelton – recorded at the same time by Frederick Usher – with an oddly spacious sound to the core instrument, and Hazelton's vocals as well. Titles include "Mocking The Train Mocking The Dogs", Poor Boy Traveling From Town To Town", and "Throw A Poor Dog A Bone". CD features five bonus tracks not on the original album! CD

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Jill LeporeSecret History Of Wonder Woman (hardcover) ... Book
Knopf, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 27.99
A mindblowing look at the story behind the creation of Wonder Woman – a hugely popular comic character, and practically a hero of American folklore – but one who sprang from the mind of a free love and S&M advocate – the pop psychologist and sometime academic William Moulton Marston! Yet the story – the real "secret" part – has far more interesting twists and turns – including surprising ties to groundbreaking figures Emmeline Pankhurst and Margaret Sanger, which helps explain the long-staining feminist influence that the character has had since her creation. The book is far from sensational – as the tale is told with great care and detail by Harvard historian Jill Lepore – and the book presents the information in a really beautiful way, with dozens of photographs and images from the comics interspersed with the text, in order to illustrate the intellectual currents of the material. A rollicking great read, not just for fans of comics – over 400 pages, hardcover, with lots of black and white illustrations. Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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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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McCarthyThat's All Very Well But – The Best Of McCarthy ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
Impeccable pop work from McCarthy – a group that's probably best known for being a precursor to Stereolab, but which is a heck of a great British pop outfit in its own right! The tunes on this set have a jangly guitar-pop approach that's strongly reminiscent of the Creation Records sound at its best – and many numbers have a strongly rhythmic pulse that hints at the sound that Tim Gane would later bring to Stereolab. The tunes are all incredibly catchy – really wonderful tracks that somehow never got much notice at the time, and which are waiting to be freshly rediscovered today! Titles include "Should The Bible Be Banned", "An MP Speaks", "The Fall", "We Are All Bourgeois Now", "The Myth Of The North", "Charles Windsor", "Keep An Open Mind Or Else", "You're Alive", and "Comrade Era". CD

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✨✧ Hayes McMullanEveryday Seem Like Murder Here ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Not just a document of an opbscure rural blues musician, but also a document of a time when interest in the music was at an all-time high – and historians and enthusiasts were doing a lot to capture a legacy that was soon to fade! Hayes McMullan was discovered at that moment – a blues musician who was born at the start of the century, played with Charley Patton, but never got much outside attention until his late 60s discovery by Gayle Dean Wardlow – who met McMullan almost by accident, and went onto record this amazing array of songs by Hayes, as well as a few snatches of storytelling too. Yet oddly, despite its creation in the generation of Folkways, Arhoolie, and Yazoo – the music here has never seen the light of day until now – presented in a fantastic package that's overflowing with notes, and which makes the sounds feel every bit as vibrant now as they must have in the late 60s – and even back in the 20s, had Hayes McMullan ever got the chance to make a record! CD
Also available Everyday Seem Like Murder Here ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Hayes McMullanEveryday Seem Like Murder Here ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 29.99
Not just a document of an opbscure rural blues musician, but also a document of a time when interest in the music was at an all-time high – and historians and enthusiasts were doing a lot to capture a legacy that was soon to fade! Hayes McMullan was discovered at that moment – a blues musician who was born at the start of the century, played with Charley Patton, but never got much outside attention until his late 60s discovery by Gayle Dean Wardlow – who met McMullan almost by accident, and went onto record this amazing array of songs by Hayes, as well as a few snatches of storytelling too. Yet oddly, despite its creation in the generation of Folkways, Arhoolie, and Yazoo – the music here has never seen the light of day until now – presented in a fantastic package that's overflowing with notes, and which makes the sounds feel every bit as vibrant now as they must have in the late 60s – and even back in the 20s, had Hayes McMullan ever got the chance to make a record! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everyday Seem Like Murder Here ... CD 12.99

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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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Bud PowellLonely One ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good ... $19.99
Pure genius from Bud Powell's mid 50s run for Verve Records – some of his sharpest-edged recordings of the decade! Despite the "blue" feeling of the title, there's a very lively sound going on here – one that's often crackling with strong rhythmic impulses, and which displays a never-tiring sense of invention and creation. The material is culled from two different sessions – one with George Duvivier on bass and Art Taylor on drums, the other with Percy Heath on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – both teams that do a good job of keeping up with Powell's imagination and inspiration. Titles include the classic "Dance Of The Infidels", plus "Lullaby In Rhythm", "Mediocre", "All The Things You Are", "Hey George", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and minor splits in the seams.)
 
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UMC'sOne To Grow On (growin like weeds, inst, couldn't get no better)/Swing It To The Area (Side Show Bob recreation, island nation anthem, inst) ... 12-inch
Wild Pitch, 1991. Very Good- ... $2.99
The UMC's weren't hardcore by anyone's standards, but that doesn't mean they didn't put out some dope hip hop with humorous, positive lyrics and nice, smooth production. Sort of like the KMD material from around the same time, but without the 5%er/NIH/Ansaar lyrics. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Harry BertoiaClear Sounds/Perfetta ... CD
Sonambient, 1971/1973. New Copy ... $13.99
The first new record in years from the legendary Sonambient label – the musical home of sculptor Harry Bertoia, whose creations were always made with their sonic properties in mind! The two pieces here are from Bertoia's tape archives – and both feature his unusual sound sculptures in performance – at a level that's sometimes a bit more subtle than some of the previous Sonambient releases – really showing the creative care that the man brought into his work. These aren't clangy metal industrial sounds – nor do they bear any relation to bells, chimes, or gongs – and instead, the music here is very organic and of this planet – in the way that Bertoia's sculptures always sought to capture and transform the workings of the world. CD

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Kyle Bruckmann/Scott Rosenberg/Michael ZerangSix Synaptics ... CD
Barely Audible/Ertia Creations, 2001. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
Bruckmann plays the minimoog, Rosenberg plays sax, flut and clarinet, and Zerang is on percussion. 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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Roselee GoldbergLaurie Anderson (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2000. New Copy ... $6.99 39.98
A wonderful book that really reminds us that Laurie Anderson was first an artist, then a musician – a legacy that's served up here in a wealth of wonderful images and documents of her early creations – most of which have really been lost to the shifting sands of time for decades! The book is heavy on Anderson work of the 70s – pre-"Superman" presentations that include performance pieces, text creations, images, and more – all growing in power, and leading to Laurie's tremendous United States work of the early 80s, and some of her important recordings too. The images and information is laid out chronologically – in a way that replicates some of the mood of the original pieces – and the book continues with an exploration of her more art-based work in the 90s as well. 204 pages, in full color – and very nicely done! Book

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Ikue Mori & Steve NoblePrediction & Warning ... CD
Fataka (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 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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Lalo SchifrinFox – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Aleph, 1968. Used ... $11.99
A recent recreation of the famous Lalo Schifrin score to The Fox – handled by Schifrin himself, with a sound that's expanded from the original! The set is a mellow batch of tunes, not nearly as jazzy or bossa as some of Schfrin's other soundtracks, but still with some nice moments overall, and a very high level of writing. This new package includes new liner notes, a poster, and archive photos from the film – and there's a total of 19 tracks, including "Lovers", "Frost Trees", "The Proposal", "Paul's Memories", "The Fox", and "Reflections". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousNorthern Soul Dreams ... CD
Essential, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Quite an unusual set of Northern Soul material – as the set moves past the iconic sounds of cities like Detroit or Chicago, the usual hotbeds for the music – and widens the scope to pull together tracks that might have been missed otherwise – from indie producers like Dee Erwin, Ed Townshend, Fred Bridges, George Kerr, and Paul Kyser! These cats all have plenty of experience in the studio – and may be better-known for work from earlier or (mostly) later years – but are here represented by some great obscure cuts they recorded in a variety of settings – music that may not carry the club history or label imprint of other Northern Soul collections, but which definitely lives up to the groove at a musical level. Titles include "I Know That He Loves Me" by Theola Kilgore, "Summer's Gone" by Eddie Day & The Nitetimers, "The Airplane Song (inst)" by George Kerr, "I Can't Turn You Loose" by Jimmy Chandler, "My Ship Is Coming In" by The Pace Setters, "A Dream" by Roy Butler, "Be Happy" by Sugar Pie DeSanto, "Bottomless Pit" by Chuck & The Daylighters, "You Won't Say Nothing" by Tamala Lewis, "What Happened To Yesterday" by Al Scott, "Wonderful Night" by Candace Love, "Footsteps" by The Creations, "Where Have You Been" by The Whispers, "Accidental Love" by Roy Handy, "I Can't Turn You Loose" by Jimmy Chandler, and "Wrong Wrong Wrong" by Ray & Dave. CD

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✨✧ Willie DixonI Am The Blues ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Used ... 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
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available I Am The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Gary GrothCatalogue No 439 – Burlesque Paraphernalia & Side Degree Specialties & Costumes ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Cypress HillCypress Hill (25th Anniversary Skull) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cypress Hill's debut masterpiece – one of the biggest and best first albums in 90s hip hop – in cased here in skull for its 25th Anniversary! There's little we can add to the canon when it comes to describing this album's impact, but it's still pretty revelatory. Like other west coast rap heavies of the time, Cypress Hill documents real world street violence with a darkly comic sensibility, redefined usage of the word "blunt" forever more, and simply delivered one of the most influential rap (or rock. . .considering the astonishing crossover success) albums of the decade. "How I Could Just Kill A Man", "Hand On The Pump", "Hole In The Head", "Real Estate", "Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk", "Phunky Feel One", "Pigs", "Latin Lingo", "Something For The Blunted", "Psychobeatbuckdown" and more. Get On Down's 25th Anniversary is one of the coolest, craziest things we've seen for a commemorative anniversary edition ever – housed in an amazin, hard resin black skull – essentially a 3D physical recreation of the group's 1991 logo – plus a 100 page hardcover book! CD
 
 
 



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