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XA mix of classic styles -- psych, garage, prog, rockabilly, punk, post-punk, singer/songwriter, and even classic rock!


Elektra/Duophonic, 1999. New Copy 2CDs (reissue)
Stereolab at the top of their game! They're riding high here with a mindblowing swirl of older elements from the past – with references to old Moog records, French pop, and a bazillion other things streaming through their ears – but also refined and given a bit more vision, too as the ... CD
Elektra/Duophonic, 1996. New Copy 2CDs (reissue)
Stereolab's third album for Elektra – continuing their wonderful brand of space age pop in the 90s, and still some of the most exciting music to come from a major label at the time! Many would argue that Emperor Tomato Ketchup is the band's finest moment, and for good reason. The bubbling ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy
Rare sounds from the UK underground of the mid 80s – work from a post-post-punk period that's come to be known as the cold wave – when electronic musicians who weren't sucked into the pop mainstream went deeper down and created some really wonderful sounds on their own! Most of the ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy
The cold waves of color keep on coming – reminding us again and again that there's still so much more to discover from the early 80s underground! As with previous volumes, the focus here is on electronic work that's way different than mainstream pop of the period – often forged out of ... CD
Go! Discs/Cooking Vinyl, 1983. New Copy
CD...$4.99 14.99
The record that first made us fall in love with the music of Billy Bragg – a really unique set of tunes, especially for its time – music that's both personal and political, and delivered with just a voice and electric guitar! Billy's spare style was a stark contrast to the bolder modes ... CD

Satoshi Ashikawa

Still Way (Wave Notation 2)
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy
A beautiful example of the really special sort of instrumental record that was coming out of Japan in the early 80s – music that's spare and minimal, but quite different than any sort of similar projects from other parts of the globe! Satoshi Ashikawa creates sounds in ways that resonate ... LP, Vinyl record album

Satoshi Ashikawa

Still Way (Wave Notation 2)
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy
A beautiful example of the really special sort of instrumental record that was coming out of Japan in the early 80s – music that's spare and minimal, but quite different than any sort of similar projects from other parts of the globe! Satoshi Ashikawa creates sounds in ways that resonate ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
A great collection of work from Ray Columbus – a New Zealand rocker of mid 60s vintage, but one who works here with mod sounds to rival much bigger names in London at the time! The collection begins with a core set of work by Ray Columbus & The Invaders – a super-sharp combo who ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
One of the greatest groups going on the New Zealand scene of the late 60s – killer at covers, and even stronger with their own compositions too! There's a definite Brit invasion feel to the material, especially at the start – as you might guess from the overall look of the package ... CD

Golem

Orion Awakes
Acme/Lion, 1970s. New Copy
Early 70s space rock from Golem – epically paced, trippy, expertly done wigged out instrumental rock that was purportedly laid down by heavies from the soon-to-be legendary krautrock scene working pseudonymously after hours in the studio! The album's a bit of an enigma – a set that's ... CD
Probe/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1969. New Copy
Dark-edged psychedelia from Steve Morgen – a record that's awash in hard drums, heavy guitar, and a really aggressive sort of sound! There's a nicely fuzzy, nicely acid quality to the record – one that has the guitar and vocals sometimes tripping out – but still always pushed ... CD
President (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$3.99 14.99
A wealth of great pop, rock, soul, and novelty numbers from the end of the 50s and the start of the 60s – unusual little tunes recorded for the Joy and Select record labels, most of which we've never heard before! There's a rich sense of discovery in this collection – not just because ... CD
Lion, 1968. New Copy
A great counterpart to the legendary self-titled album from July – material recorded in a private setting, to predate that psych masterpiece – but every bit as stunning overall! The quality of this work goes way beyond its origins as demo material – as the sound is wonderful, the ... CD

Dug Dug's

Los Dug Dug's
RCA/Lion, 1971. New Copy
Psychedelia from early 70s Tijuana – the excellent Los Dug Dug's set from Dug Dug's – with English lyrics this time (the group had earlier made a go of it in NYC and didn't bust out as they'd hoped) and a great mix of spacious, echoey psychedelia and songs as great as post psych ... CD

Ginger Baker & Salt

Live In Munich 1972
Voiceprint (UK), 1972. New Copy 2CD
Amazing stuff from Ginger Baker's personal archives – live recordings with his Salt group – born of his relocation to Nigeria and a wonderful, dexterous fusion of jazz & rock percussion with African rhythms! The sound is pretty great on these 2 CDs, and the performances are truly ... CD

Growing Concern

Growing Concern
Mainstream/World Psychedelia, 1968. New Copy
A sweet batch of sometimes droning, sometimes surprisingly melodic psychedelia from Growing Concern – one of the series of rare psych rock efforts release by the adventurous Mainstream label in the late 60s! Growing Concern took a more vocal approach to the sound than many of their ... CD

Colours

Colours
Dot/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968. New Copy
One of the best American psyche albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going ... CD

St John Green

St John Green
Flick City/Acid Symposium (Greece), Late 60s. New Copy
Late 60s madness from St John Green – an obscure set produced by Kim Fowley, and a record that's filled with plenty of Fowley's best trademark touches! The songs themselves are already pretty great – filled with odd themes and offbeat instrumentation on guitar and organ – but ... CD

Markley (West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band)

Group
Forward/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1969. New Copy
An incredible end of the 60s effort that's essentially the final album by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – although credited as Markley! Bob Markley and Michael Lloyd co-produced and co-wrote most of the tunes but fellow WCPAEB members are photographed and credited – and the ... CD

3 Hur-El

3 Hur-El
Diskotur/World Psychedelia, 1972. New Copy
The first album by trippy Turkish trio 3 Hur El – a great blend of Eastern sounds and western styles – all coming together with a slightly progressive feel! The instrumentation often includes some heavy basslines underneath lighter lines on acoustic strings – a blend of folksy ... CD

3 Hur-El

Hurel Arsivi
Diskotur/World Psychedelia, Early 70s. New Copy
Trippy rock from the three Hurel brothers of Turkey – a fuzzed-up, freaked-out trio that comes off with some great psychedelic touches! The sound here is a great blending of modes – similar to some of the other Turkish rock from the time that merged electric guitar with folkloric ... CD

Millennium

Pieces
Sonic Past/Voiceprint (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A nice, nice, nice collection of grooves from the Millennium vaults! As y'all already must know, the group's monumental Begin was the only official album by the Millenium AS the Millennium (Boettcher, Mallory, Salisbury and co. recorded other projects together and individually) leaving a wealth of ... CD

Human Zoo

Human Zoo
Cicadelic, 1970. New Copy
Suburban LA psychedelia from the dawn of the 70s – the rare self-titled album from The Human Zoo! The Human Zoo started out as The Circus, eventually cutting this underappreciated album for Accent Records. Even in a freewheeling, anything goes era of Cali rock, The Human Zoo have a pretty ... CD
Capitol/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1969. New Copy
One of the best psyche albums we've ever heard on Capitol from the 60s – an introspective session with lots of space, sounds, and plenty of dark corners! The album reminds us a lot of work by Gandalf, who also recorded for Capitol at the time – very laid back at times, with a gentle ... CD
President (UK), 1960s. New Copy
CD...$3.99 15.98
A dreamy collection of work by Barbara Ruskin – a lesser-known girl singer from the 60s Brit scene, but one who's fast rising to the top of our list with her work on this great set! Barbara's got a style that's similar to, but a bit different than that of contemporaries like Sandie Shaw, ... CD
Capricorn/Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2CD
Greg Allman's excellent solo debut – all the more impressive given that it came out just weeks apart from the Allman Brothers' classic Brothers & Sisters – here's a southern rock legend stepping out and showing different sides of his immense talent around the same time his band was ... CD
Hit-Ton Schalllatten/Numero, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A gem of a record from one of the coolest UK groups of the 60s – served up here in a German release that maybe gives The Creation one of their most vibrant covers ever! Despite the European issue of the material, the tracks here are all Brit brilliance from the group and producer Shel Talmy ... LP, Vinyl record album

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Live At Woodstock
Craft, 1969. New Copy
The complete Woodstock performance by Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969 – brought together here as an official album for the first time ever! CCR were a very important part of that legendary rock festival, but didn't get placement on the original record in a way that lived up to their ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD
An incredible run of music from a really legendary band – a quintet who were as important to the British folk scene as Fairport Convention – and one who worked with an equally hip sort of vibe! Where that group featured key work from a young Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny, this one ... CD
Capitol (Czech Republic), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 6CD
Overlooked later work from America – not the huge AM radio hits from the time when the group was a trio, and produced by George Martin – but instead, material from a point when they'd trimmed down to a duo, and really found a great way to move their music forward! The approach here ... CD
Misawa Home/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Spare soundscapes from Japanese keyboardist Yutaka Hirose – mostly composed on a variety of electronic instruments, but with a vibe that's very natural and organic overall! The music is very slow-moving, and unfolds at a quiet pace – all definitely in the tradition of the best Ambient ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reactive (UK), 1977/1982. New Copy 4CD
Great live work from Tangerine Dream – a group who, by the midpoint of their career, arguably sounded even better in a concert setting than they did in the studio – often working with a stronger sense of darkness that hearkens back to their roots, with a mix of electronic elements that ... CD
Midi/We Want Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A record with a sound that's as striking as its cover – the second album from Akiko Yano, and one that really sets her apart from the rest! At a time when some of Yano's contemporaries were going for sweeter, smoother modes – Akiko moved sideways, and offered up music like this almost ... LP, Vinyl record album
Parlophone, Late 60s. New Copy 4 x 7 inch set
A fantastic treasure for David Bowie fans – the first-ever vinyl appearance of some really wonderful material recorded right at a time when he was really finding his voice! A few cuts here are demos that offer very different versions of the better-known tracks, and other tunes are completely ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Akiko Yano

Japanese Girl
Midi/We Want Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy
The debut album from Akiko Yano – and a set that's gotten more than a bit of acclaim over the years, in part because the group Little Feat back her on the first half of the record. Akiko sings in Japanese throughout, which sounds surprisingly great next to the rootsier sounds of Lowell ... LP, Vinyl record album
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD
The overlooked legacy of Zior – a group who sprang into being with a strong Satanist side to their act, but who also have a hell of a strong sound that should have gotten bigger notice at the time! Zior often used demonic references and unusual costumes and sets on stage – but at the ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 5CD
A huge look at the Liverpool scene in the UK – but one that doesn't focus on the generation of the Beatles and Brit Invasion groups – and instead brings some great attention to the city's contribution to the post-punk years and beyond! The package is tremendous – 100 songs in a ... CD
Columbia, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
One of THE greatest experimental rock albums of the 60s – a landmark effort from a short-lived group that included avant musicians Joe Byrd and Gordon Marron! The group's got a really tremendous sound – part psyche, part electronic, and part folk rock – all put together in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Slash/Run Out Groove, 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The last live stand of The Germs – capturing the band's raw, caterwauling ferocity, underappreciated musicianship behindDarby Crash's feral howls and sly humor – just 4 days before Darby's death. Given the band's well earned reputation for utter chaos, the most stunning thing about this ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 4CD
An insane amount of material from the enigmatic Iain Matthews – pulled from his personal archives, and featuring rare material with Matthews Southern Comfort, Plainsong, and some of his other projects – plus plenty of other tracks recorded on his own! These aren't just rough nuggets or ... CD
HoZac, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Unsung early 70s genius from Dwight Twilley & Phil Seymour – a few years earlier than their legendary power pop in the Dwight Twilley Band, and a pretty stunning batch of tightly melodic material that's just raw enough – top shelf stuff seeing proper release for the first time ever! ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arthur Russell

Instrumentals
Audika, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
An incredible chapter in the Arthur Russell story – and one that's not nearly as well-known as his club singles and art rock work of the 80s! The 2LP package presents some long-lost longer form work by Russell – instrumental pieces composed and recorded in the 70s and early 80s, most ... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
A totally amazing record that deserves to be right at the top of the greatest trippy albums of all times – even though it was never issued at the time! The Moon Express are a group shrouded in mystery – whose one claim to fame was an appearance on a Monkees TV special, but who also ... LP, Vinyl record album

Galactic Explorers

Epitaph For Venus
Mental Experience (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Wonderfully free-wheeling sounds from this hip German trio – maybe not one of the biggest groups of the Krautrock generation, but one who definitely earn their name with the music on this album! The set's got a long-spun approach to the tunes, which are all quite long – layers of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Grapefruit (UK), 1970. New Copy 3CD
A really wonderful collection of tracks from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – a special package that looks at the more tuneful times from prog rock acts – groups with instrumentation that could be turned towards more longform jams, but who also could deliver a catchy song when ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD
Soft Machine's great couple of studio LPs and their live album for Harvest Records – Bundles, Softs and Alive & Well Recorded In Paris – a nice little 3CD box set! Bundles is the first non-numbered Soft Machine LP, and a record that finds the group moving into electric Miles ... CD
Animal/Caroline, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A pivotal album from Iggy Pop – a set that's done with lots of fuzzy guitar production from Chris Stein, in a way that shows plenty of his influence on the music – but with a feel that's plenty Iggy overall! The record represents a strong bridge between the Bowie-produced years and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Verve, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... LP, Vinyl record album

Durutti Column

Without Mercy (4CD set)
Factory Benelux (Luxembourg), 1986. New Copy 4 CDs
A beautiful little record from Durutti Column – and a bit of a departure for Vini Reilly, given that there's more of an overall concept to the album! The set's an all-instrumental one – a bit different than his blue-tinged vocal work of the first few Factory albums – but it's ... CD

Runaways

Queens Of Noise
Mercury/Modern Harmonic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
The second great album by Kim Fowley's pet Runaways – the album with Lita Ford, Joan Jett and the rest of the gals cloaked in fog and straddling polls on the cover – making them look like a cross between Mott The Hoople and the headliners at that seedy club by the airport! Like the ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 15, 2019


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