An album with a horse on the cover, and a sound that's maybe even more soulful than the first mighty outing by Babe Ruth – quite a lot, given the strength of that debut! Female singer Jenny Haan seems to have an even greater presence here – working some nice currents of color through ... (Rock) read moreCD
There's few groups who could ever hope to wrap together influences from Stax Records, Ennio Morricone, and Curtis Mayfield – and whole the whole thing could ever turn out well – but the mighty Babe Ruth do exactly that, and still find time for some of their own unique grooves as well! ... (Rock) read moreCD
A group so great and so groovy, they ended up having a huge influence on the early sound of hip hop – thanks to a wonderfully funky sound at the core of their progressive rock groove! Babe Ruth have this rhythmic impulse that's really amazing – a way of working bass, drums, and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Barclay James Harvest —
Once Again ... LP Harvest, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Pure genius from the mind of Pete Brown – and a seminal slice of sound from the Harvest Records empire – a record that's every bit as messed up as you'd guess from the title – and we mean that in the best way possible! The album flies its freak flag high, but never in a messed up ... (Rock) read moreCD
Long hair, jazzy riffing, and all the best hope that the early years of prog had to offer – all coming together on a record that's years ahead of its time! It's really hard to put a label on Pete Brown's sounds with Piblokto – music that's maybe more poetic than most of its ... (Rock) read moreCD
Michael Chapman —
Window ... LP Harvest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Maybe our favorite album ever from Michael Chapman – a bit more stripped-down and rootsy than his other Harvest Records classics, but in a really great way! There's a fluid spirit to the music right from the start – a great focus on Michael's vocals and guitar, but support from ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe our favorite album ever from Michael Chapman – a bit more stripped-down and rootsy than his other Harvest Records classics, but in a really great way! There's a fluid spirit to the music right from the start – a great focus on Michael's vocals and guitar, but support from ... (Rock) read moreCD
Very nice bit of trippy electric jazz cuts by this short-lived group that included Michael White, Mike Nock, and Eddie Marshall. Nock's Fender Rhodes playing is excellent, and he spins out lots of blocky rhythmic chords – especially on the title track, "Sun & Moon Have Come ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a spot of sticker residue.)
Jester ... CD Harvest/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ...
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A hell of a record from this lesser-known Belgian combo – one who work at a level that sounds much more like 1972 than the 1977 date of the record – a wickedly tight approach to prog that's perfectly at home on the Harvest label! The set begins with a masterpiece of heavy drums, long-wo ... (Rock) read moreCD
A nice little record from Belgian prog combo Machiavel – a set that has them compressing their sound a bit from earlier years, but in a way that almost seems to make their music more tuneful and powerful than before! The shift here is a bit like that mid 70s point when Yes moved away from ... (Rock) read moreCD
A rare US release by one of Japan's hippest combos of the 70s – The Sadistic Mika Band, a group who'd absorbed a heck of a lot of prog rock styles, but who also had a weird sound all its own. The group were "discovered" by Roxy Music – who had a big hand in bringing them to ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A group with an English name, but a sound that's right up there with the best Italian prog groups of the 70s – and an approach that may well be more ambitious than most! The album's got a spacious approach at the start – never a leap right into jamming, and instead this way of building ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest records we've heard in years from Gilles Peterson – a wonderful project that brings together classic and contemporary Brazilian talents, and some key London artists as well! The lineup features giants from the sorts of older Brazilian records that Gilles hipped us to many ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A far-reaching, ambitious album from Alan Sorrenti – an Italian singer who works here alongside his own electric guitar, but in the company of some much farther-reaching musicians who bring a classic prog vibe to the record! The title track takes up all of side one – and the rest of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very hip work from guitarist Chris Spedding – one of his first albums as a solo artist, but a set that was cut with some of his old bandmates from The Battered Ornaments! Like Spedding, most of the musicians here approach the record with an equal sense of jazz and rock – which often ... (Rock) read moreCD
A very unusual second album from Chris Spedding – one that came out quite a few years after his first solo set, and definitely shows the result of Spedding's countless work on other rock, jazz, and soul sessions! There's still a rootsy, personal feel to the music – but there's also a ... (Rock) read moreCD
A great mix of heavy rock and jazzy changes from Spontaneous Combustion – a trio who really live up to their name with a burning way of putting over a tune! The group loves the sudden changes in groove – a shared characteristic with the prog scene of the time, yet delivered here with a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spontaneous Combustion blast it out of the park with this early 70s gem – a record that has all the complicated changes of a long-winded prog session, yet packs the punch of a tighter trio outfit in the end! There's a focus here that goes way beyond most of their contemporaries – hard ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's as weird and wonderful as its cover – and every bit as colorful too! Tea & Sympathy may not have gone onto the fame as some of their late 60s UK contemporaries, but the group have a similarly groundbreaking, genre-busting quality on this classic set for Harvest Records ... (Rock) read moreCD
154 ... CD EMI/Harvest (UK), 1979. Used ...
Wire's 3rd LP – and an amazing record that has aged very well! The record's an excellent mix of punk rock and later more experimental numbers – and includes tracks like "I Should Have Known Better", "On Returning", "The 15th", and "Map Ref. 41N ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of greatest of all British punk era records – released in '77 and one that transcends mid-to-late 70s punk cultural baggage better than just about any other – an absolute benchmark! Wire kept it short and sweet on Pink Flag – with 21 tracks in about 35 minutes – and it's ... (Rock) read moreCD