A Certain Ratio —
To Each ... LP Factory, Early 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing with Strawberry etch and run-out message.)
Argentine rock, recorded in Paris during the early 70s – a really unusual expatriate album that comes off with a sound that's pretty unique! Miguel Abuelo clearly draws inspiration from the heavier rock that was showing up in South America at the time – yet the overall execution of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include the classic "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" – plus "Big Balls", "Problem Child", "Ride On", "Squealer", "There's Gonna Be Some Rockin", "Love At First Feel", "Rocker", and "Ain't No Fun Waiting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing, with printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear, and a small mark from an old sticker.)
A long-overdue full length album from Ace Of Cups – a really unusual female group from the Bay Area scene of the late 60s – but one who never hit the heights of their bigger San Francisco contemporaries! The girls have this really great look on the back – kind of flower power, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
1992 - 2001 ... LP Light In The Attic, 1990s/Early 2000s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ...
Brilliant sounds from the On-U side of the universe – one of those key records that forever helped establish the production talents of Adrian Sherwood – and the unique blend of music he had to offer! The group here are a key part of the music – their blend of exotic percussion, ... (Reggae, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal sounds from the On-U Sound label – and a record that perhaps provides one of the most lasting illustration of the label's genius! African Head Charge work in this unique blend of Jamaican dub, British post-punk electronics, and some earthier textures that might be more at home in ... (Reggae, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure outings from the British underground folk scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's way way different than contemporary work on the bigger labels, and which sounds as if it was conceived and recorded a fair bit away from the mainstream! The instrumentation is a mix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Phil Alvin with Sun Ra & Dirty Dozen Brass Band —
UnSung Stories ... LP Slash, 1986. Near Mint- ...
Maybe the strongest solo project ever from Phil Alvin – a late 80s effort dedicated to the romping R&B sounds of the 50s – done with great help from both the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Sun Ra Arkestra! A number of cuts are from the glory days of the R&B single – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work from Ted Nugent – working here as the searing lead guitarist of the mighty Amboy Dukes! The Nuge doesn't sing on the set, but his guitar is definitely in the spotlight on most numbers – ripping out with a rawness that beats his later superstar work, and which is free to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, some seam splitting and a few small stains.)
Raw, bluesy work from this excellent group – with tracks that include "Inside Looking Out", "Gin House Blues", "What Am I Living For", "I Put A Spell On You", "Don't Bring Me Down", and "One Monkey Won't Stop The Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a split bottom seam.)
An incredible side chapter of the enigmatic Source Family – the ethereal singer Aquariana – an artist with a voice as lovely as her name! Some tunes are spare and simple – with just a bit of piano and this fragile little voice – while others are a bit more righteous, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)
Arcade Fire —
Funeral ... LP Merge, 2005. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The fantastic debut of Area – a record issued on the more avant Cramps label in the early 70s, but a set that sears every bit as strongly with the best prog coming from the Italian scene at the time – and that's saying a lot, given that Italy had maybe as many great prog acts as both ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joan Armatrading —
Key ... LP A&M, 1983. Near Mint- ...
The landmark first album from Joan Armatrading – a singer who's almost a genre unto herself! The album's awash with Joan's early collaborations with songwriter Pam Nestor – pairing hear with Armatrading at a level that's almost like that of Bernie Taupin and Elton John during the same ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Instrumental grooves all the way – and one of the best of the Tower/Sidewalk soundtracks of the late 60s! The Arrows handle only two of the album's songs – and the real gems here come from The Sidewalk Sounds, who sound a lot hipper than usual! Given that this one is more of a race ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in one corner.)
Really great work by The Association – a back-to-basics effort that has the group handling most of the instrumentation themselves, in a way that often gives the set a surprisingly intimate feel! Sure, these are the guys who virtually invented candy-coated Sunshine Pop – but they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An aptly-titled album, as it sprung the genius of The Association fully onto the world – and forever changed the rules for dreamy vocal pop music! The album's a wonderful blend of sweet harmonies, LA production, and the kind of slightly-trippy song stylings you already know from The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a faint ink stamp on back.)
A pretty crazy little record – one that has the band members all posing topless on the back, and delivering this mix of punk rock attitude with surf-styled guitars – all with a vibe that made the record one of the real standouts in the early 90s indie scene! LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime sounds from this legendary Spanish prog trio of the 70s – a record that's even more fully-formed than their excellent debut – and done with more sophisticated recording quality too! The album has a bit of vocals at some points – mostly wordless, but occasionally with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes large booklet of notes.)
Atomic Forest —
Disco Roar ... LP Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
A really wild album from this Indian psych group of the 70s – a set that's a bit different than their better-known first and second albums, but which is pretty darn groovy overall! The set's definitely somewhere in the "disco" of the title – but not in a slick, commercial way ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great session from dobro genius Mike Auldrige – done with a careful Takoma Records approach, and a lineup that includes Vassar Clements on fiddle, Doyle Lawson on mandolin, David Bromberg on guitar, and even some guest guitar from Lowell George! (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
A really wild little album – not nearly as glammy as you might guess from the cover, but still pretty performative overall – done with a surprising mix of roots music and wit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with letter/insert. Cover has some light wear, and a small bit of wear on the top edge.)
Ave Rock —
Ave Rock ... LP Pro Musica/Svart (Finland), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Very long and extended jamming work from Ave Rock – a hip Argentine combo from the early 70s, and one that rivals the bigger progressive greats of the European scene at the time! Ave Rock are heavy on the keyboard and guitar lines here – really stretching out with a fluid, well-played ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hell of a debut from The B-52s – and a record that's become surprisingly timeless over the years, despite a retro-styled approach by the group! These guys aren't the silly group of later years here – and instead, they've got this moody darkness that's wonderful – a re-envisioned ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindbending work from guitarist Daniel Bachman – a player who may well be the John Fahey of the contemporary acoustic generation! Daniel works here mostly in a solo mode – with just a bit of banjo and fiddle at two points on the record – but his richly chromatic approach to the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe not the first album from the legendary Band – but a record in which the group get everything completely right all the way through – and sparkle with that special sound that continues to influence generations of music makers, and music lovers! All the great elements the group were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – 2LPs, plays at 45rpm for added fidelity!)
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Note: Cover has some light water staining along the spine, but is decent overall.)
Band Without A Name, Sidewalk Sounds, & Others —
Thunder Alley ... LP Sidewalk, 1967. Near Mint- ...
A wild little soundtrack that's equal parts biker and hot rod – a great rocking rarity that really bridges two sub-genres of rockish sounds in the 60s! The set's one of Mike Curb's great soundtracks for AIP – and like some of the others, it features a set of lesser-known talents coming ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A freaky little solo album by Arnaldo Baptista of Os Mutantes – a set that's every bit as wild as you might guess from the cover! The album was recorded right after the first few classics by Os Mutantes – in 1974 – and Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice lean set from Barclay James Harvest – a record that gets more to the core of their sound after the larger arrangements of some of their albums for Harvest Records – in a way that also seems to bring out more of an edge in their songwriting, too! The shift is somewhat subtle, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent and cut corner.)
Pierre Barouh —
Viking Bank ... LP Saravah (France), 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An obscure 70s gem by French singer/songwriter Pierre Barouh – best known for his famous work on the soundtrack to A Man & A Woman – but still sounding pretty great here! The record's got style that's kind of hard to define – in keeping with Barouh's many musical backgrounds ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
UK West Indian ex-pats in vaguely sci-fi looking outfits team up with Martin Hannett for a blistering set of post punk guitar slashing that sadly seems to have become mostly a side bar in the history of the 80s UK scene – although sometime singer Don Letts did start Big Audio Dynamite later. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some aging, a few bent corners and a cut corner.)
One of the wildest albums ever from the great Robbie Basho – as you might guess from the cover! Basho first made waves with his solo guitar work (and a bit of vocalizations) for the Takoma label, during the early years of John Fahey – but as the 60s ended, Robbie had more of a ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a tiny bit of splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)
Presented by the Youngbloods, and issued on the small Raccoon offshoot of Warner brothers! Steve Swallow plays bass on side two, and msot of the instrumentation is pretty stripped down. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, still in the shrink with hype sticker. Vinyl has a light storage warp but still plays fine.)
Bauhaus takes on David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Brian Eno – and does a pretty darn great job overall! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sleeve has some light wear near the top, but is nice overall. Nice reverse sleeve pressing.)
Beach Boys —
20/20 ... LP Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An understated masterpiece from The Beach Boys – a record that's probably best known for its inclusion of some key tracks from the Smile sessions – but an album that stands pretty darn nicely on its own! The group are really maturing here – and the mix of Smile-era songs and some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Inside gatefold has unglued seams – but this is a nice copy.)
Beach Boys —
Holland ... LP Brother/Warner, 1972. Very Good ...
A great early 70s entry from The Beach Boys – and a record that's nicely balanced between mature pop tunes and more experimental moments! The set kicks off with the sublime "Sail On Sailor" – a tightly compressed, wonderfully catchy number that's easily one of the group's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve but missing the bonus 45.)
Supreme love fest in action – and Brian's back at the production helm. Proof that therapy has some effect on the world – and with the tracks "Roller Skating Child", "Good Time", "Johnny Carson", "Night Was So Young", and "Airplane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mixed bag record, but with some really wonderful moments – and essential listening as a lead-up to the Pet Sounds album to follow! There's a mix of styles here – some rough rocking numbers that are a bit stiff, mixed with some really amazing tunes that get at Brian Wilson's new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has splitting in the seams and spine.)