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


Cleopatra, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really great chapter in the evolution of Ministry – not the mainstream Brit-styled work the duo cut for Arista Records during their first big run of fame – but instead some very underground material when Al Jourgensen was working on the Chicago scene – including some rare mixes ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dead Moon

Unknown Passage
Mississippi, 1989. New Copy
The second album from one of the greatest Pacific Northwest underground rock bands ever – the raucous and timeless Dead Moon! Raw and rumbling garage, psych and even frayed and ferocious takes plain ol' hard rock get stomped out on Unknown Passage. It was probably all too loose and ... LP, Vinyl record album
East World/Universal (Japan), 2000. New Copy
A cool collection of sounds from the Japanese show of the same name – based around a park in Tokyo that's full of young kids and gangs – and presented here with a mixture of hip hop beats and more intense musical modes! Think of the record maybe as the score for some Tokyo-set video ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ichiko Hashimoto

Beauty
Domo/Universal (Japan), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
A really cool record from 80s Japan – a set that's got a nicely different vibe than you might guess from the cover, and from some of your expectations of more mainstream city pop records of the period – as the overall sound is clearly channeling some of the darker modes that came into ... LP, Vinyl record album

Sachiko Nishida

Itsumono Gogo
Polydor (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Great 70s work from Sachiko Nishida – a Japanese singer who first began recording in the early 60s, but who's matured here into a really great style – some of the currents of American soul and jazz that would inform the city pop generation, but balanced here with a style that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Eden

Eden
Return To Analog (Canada), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
If Adam's Eden was this groovy, he might not have gotten into trouble with Eve, the apple, and all of that other business! This Eden's a French Canadian group from the 70s – and one that's got a wonderfully proggy sound – super-strong drums, long-spinning keyboards, and criss-crossing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wax Trax, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A really surprising set from Coil – a record that has the group sticking strongly to their roots as a more experimental industrial act, at a time when so many of their contemporaries from that scene were just heading for the dancefloor! Make no mistake, there's still plenty of groove-oriented ... LP, Vinyl record album
Swan/Sundazed, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A wonderful collection of work from Swan Records – the legendary Philly indie who was one of the city's first great sources of rock, pop, and soul – presented here in a special focus on female artists who recorded for the label! The package has some very well-chosen cuts – as a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red/Modern Harmonic, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A really strange little record from the glory days of Cherry Red Records – and a set that's very different than you might expect from the high-end fashion look of the cover! The group have a mix of punk and reggae elements – usually nice and lean, with the bass as upfront in the mix as ... LP, Vinyl record album

William Eaton

Music By William Eaton
Morning Trip (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Beautifully mellow sounds from William Eaton – a 70s hippie-esque figure who wandered the desert in Arizona, and had a great talent for building his own stringed instruments! Here, William's working on an assortment of self-created guitars – one with 6 strings, one with 12, and one ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/Floating World (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs
A trio of key albums from the Pink Fairies – served up with lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Never Never Land – the fantastic debut of the Pink Fairies – easily one of the shaggiest, headiest bands on the UK scene at the start of the 70s – and a group who rose from the ... CD

Sketch Show (Yukihiro Takahasi & Haruomi Hosono)

Audio Sponge (cream vinyl pressing)
Cutting Edge (Japan), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Pretty nice work from the Japanese duo of Yukihiro Takahasi & Haruomi Hosono – a mixture of quirky electronics that has a fresh sound we wouldn't expect from these two older talents! The album's got a really nice feel overall – abstract one minute, but sweet and catchy the other ... LP, Vinyl record album

Hoodoo Fushimi

Kenka Oyaji
180g (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)
Pretty great work from Hoodoo Fushimi – a one-man show who provides plenty of hip hop-inspired beats, breaks, and keyboard lines – served up on assortment of instruments recorded in his own home studio in the 80s! To say that the record is straight hip hop might be a stretch – as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sire/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Killer work from The Flamin Groovies – a group who were already a bit out of time at their start, and who continue that approach here during the late 70s punk years – but at a way that maybe makes them stand out even more than before! The set's got a style that mixes rock roots with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pilz/Breeze (Germany), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the most enigmatic records of the German scene of the 70s – an odd little set that mixes dark folk variants with a more atmospheric mode – almost as if you're floating in the gentler space of some Cluster-like ambience, when the cast of the Wicker Man bursts in to stir things up! ... LP, Vinyl record album

B-52s

Wild Planet
Warner/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/Geffen, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
An incredible album – and one of the most revolutionary rock albums of the late 60s! The Who recorded this one as a tribute to mainstream radio at the time – linking together some solid stand alone tunes with shorter, wittier tracks that were recorded as commercials for products that ... CD

Scott Walker/Jacques Brel

Scott Walker Meets Jacques Brel
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 19.99
A really great collection of work – one that shows the strong influence of Belgian songwriting genius on the music of Scott Walker! Scott emerged from the poppy Walker Brothers with a series of albums in the late 60s – records that are now well-respected classics that showed a much ... CD

Cosmic Jokers

Galactic Supermarket
Die Kosmischen Kuriere (Germany), 1974. New Copy
A landmark bit of work from the Cosmic Jokers – real heroes of the German prog era, and less a batch of pranksters than some serious prog rock heavyweights – given that the lineup here features Dieter Dierks, Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Schulze, and Harald Grosskopf – all coming ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1980s. New Copy 5 CDs
A sprawling 5CD box set of benchmark 80s indie pop from the UK – chronologically sequenced (for the most part) from the beginning to the end of the decade – with so many brilliant songs both straight-up classic and others that are relatively forgotten! Incredible stuff from the post ... CD

Happy End

Kazemachi Roman
Pony Canyon (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A seminal bit of Japanese rock from the early 70s – performed by a group that included Harumi Hosono, and who has a style that borrows from the best of the LA scene of the late 60s! The tunes are extremely catchy – done in a folksy style that has compressed guitars and spacious ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mute, 1975. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
A great addition to the 70s catalog of the legendary Can – a set of live recordings made in Stuttgart in 1975, all of which have the group working in this wonderfully long-jamming style! Tracks are long, and maybe even more proggy than the group's studio work of the time – an all-instru ... LP, Vinyl record album
Roulette/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD
A huge amount of material from Tommy James & The Shondells – a group that most people know for a string of jingle-jangle gems in the 60s, but who kept on making some really wonderful music over the course of the 11 albums included in this set! The group at the start were already pretty ... CD
Elektra/Duophonic, 2001. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)
A Stereolab album that's very near and dear to our hearts – given the strong Chicago connection, thanks to production help from both John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke – two amazing musicians on their own, who each bring a special flavor to the album! The music is a wonderful blend of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An overlooked gem from Genesis – a record that maybe forms a perfect bridge between their early concept years and the tighter mode that drove them into the 80s – and a set that really has the trio version of the group finding their way forward! There's some of the catchiness of Abacab ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Nonesuch, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest albums to come from the New York underground of the early 80s – even if it was a relatively big "hit" on a major label! Laurie Anderson is in perfect form here – drawing on a strong tradition of avant garde performance, but without any of the indulgences ... LP, Vinyl record album

Replacements

Let It Be
Twin Tone/Rhino, 1984. New Copy (reissue)
The masterpiece by one of the greatest, most sincere rock bands of all time! Let It Be veers all over the place, or at least as much as jangly rock music can, in the best way possible. Includes the pseudo twangy opener "I Will Dare", with the distinctly midwestern hardcore of the group's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Plastic Cloud

Plastic Cloud
Pacemaker Entertainment/Lion (Canada), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A legendary set from the Canadian 60s underground – a landmark record from a group who've gone onto become huge over the years with psych collectors, even though they never cracked the charts (or the US market) at the time! The set's way more than just another obscure rock release – as ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jimi Hendrix Experience

Are You Experienced (180 gram vinyl)
Legacy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Not experienced? Well, this album will help push you over the top – as it's done for decades of listeners from the heyday of young Jimi Hendrix all the way up to the present! The set's a classic through and through – a blueprint not just for the genius of Hendrix, but for generations ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red/Call Of The Void (UK), 1983. New Copy 2CD
A brilliant bit of work from the UK scene of the early 80s – a group formed out of the ashes of The Prefects, and driven strongly by the uniquely bristling energy of frontman Robert Lloyd! The record's got lots of fantastically jagged moments – punk into post-punk, but without the ... CD

Richard Thompson

Henry The Human Fly
Island (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Richard Thompson is relatively fresh out of Fairport Convention here, and while there are traces of that group in his solo music, it's also very clear that the set is the key to his long legacy to come! Thompson's guitar is much more upfront than before – really finding itself in both an ... CD

Bad Brains

Bad Brains
Roir/ORG, 1981. New Copy
A hell of a record from one of the key groups who put the "hard" in the American hardcore scene – and a record that's so blisteringly intense, we still sometimes have to check to make sure we've got it on the right speed! Although Bad Brains may fly the flag of the Rastas, and ... CD
Cicadelic, 1966/1967. New Copy
CD...$8.99 14.98
A cool compilation that collects the first couple years of recordings for Chicago's Rembrandt Records – some great and largely unheard garage psyche from The Nuchez, The Nite-Owls (also known as The Nickel Bag), The Circus, The Lemon Drops and others! Some of these cats were still in their ... CD
Cicadelic, Mid 60s. New Copy
CD...$4.99 14.98
A groovy compilation of 60s teen rockers from the Abilene, TX scene – Brit Invasion styled numbers, but with the rawer edge that's so much more pleasing to the ears than the sweetened up, too polished bigger budget sounds of the style and era – with youthful energy that can't be faked! ... CD
Cicadelic, Mid 60s. New Copy
CD...$4.99 14.98
Cool 60s rock from the Lone Star State – raw garage rock and melodic gems, too from the mid 60s McAllen, TX scene in the Rio Grande Valley – featuring numbers by The Cavaliers, The Headstones, Christopher And The Souls, The Playboys Of Edinburg, Jeanne Hatfield and Brother And Sister! ... CD

Ant Trip Ceremony

24 Hours
Cicadelic, 1968. New Copy
CD...$4.99 14.99
A college band, but one with an amazing sound that should have made them huge – had they managed to survive graduation time at Oberlin College! For a combo out in the sticks of Ohio, these guys sound pretty darn great (but let's also not forget that Oberlin's given us Liz Phair, John ... 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

Kim Jung Mi

Wind
World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... CD

Kim Jung Mi

Kim Jung Mi
World Psychedelia (Korea), 1974. New Copy
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... CD
Lion, 1960s. New Copy
A great little discovery from the 60s – work from a teeny tiny Canadian label, but all of it pretty darn great! Not many groups recorded for the Gaeity Records label, but they all seem to be pretty well skilled at picking up on the best elements of 60s psyche pop and garage – all ... CD

Yumi Murata

Desire
East World/Universal (Japan), 1985. New Copy (reissue)
Yumi Murata has a subtle sense of drama in her vocals here – a nice range that can get pushed strongly with the 80s electronics used on the record – a provocative blend of beats and keyboards that does plenty to provide a universal sense of embellishment on the songs, one that goes way ... LP, Vinyl record album
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Rare psychedelia from all over the world – rock, soul, funk and astral folk – styles flowing cohesively on a single compilation thanks to the killer melodies, hard drums & percussion, and the impeccable taste of the Now Again/Stones Throw team! Forge Your Own Chains, simply put, is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rare Earth/Big Pink (South Korea), 1972. New Copy
The obscure second album from Sunday Funnies, and every bit as great as the first – very much in the spirit of other work of the time on Motown's Rare Earth label – in that blend of rock, soul, and funk served up by the namesake group on the imprint! The group still have Andrew Loog ... CD

Heitkotter (Stephen David Heitkotter)

Black Orckid (aka Heitkotter – with bonus tracks)
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 17.98
Raw, rumbling outsider psych from Stephen David Heitkotter – a wild and raucous stream of rambling genius from the early 70s! There's a loose, bluesy approach at the core – with long songs and a disquieting, yet engrossing mood that makes the set one of the most compelling lost rock ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare psychedelia from all over the world – rock, soul, funk and astral folk – styles flowing cohesively on a single compilation thanks to the killer melodies, hard drums & percussion, and the impeccable taste of the Now Again/Stones Throw team! Forge Your Own Chains, simply put, is ... CD
Cotillion/Wounded Bird, 1970/1971. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
Two Cotillion classics from Screaming Lord Sutch – back to back on a single CD! First up is Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends – an album that's almost equally well-known for its work by a host of famous guests – including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and others! Page is ... CD

Jesus & Mary Chain

Psychocandy
Reprise, 1985. New Copy (reissue)
A huge record in its day and it hasn't aged a minute since! On Psychocandy the Reid brothers took all the underground Brit indie psych revival modes and filtered them through the Velvet Underground at their noisiest, then paired melodies learned from sources as sweet as 60s Wall Of Sound pop and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dot/Modern Harmonic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A tremendously beautiful album from vocalist Nancy Priddy – the kind of record that got buried in the record bins of the 60s, but which is finally getting the attention it deserves! Nancy had a career that started out in folk (she was once a member of The Bitter End Singers), but she's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pye/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD
Fire are a hell of a group – one who recorded an important Brit psych single, an overlooked masterpiece album, and a whole lot more wonderful music that's all finally collected here for the first time ever! To try to some up Fire in easy words is a bit impossible – they're one of those ... CD
Kling Klang/Parlophone, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Man and machine – a perfect summation of the Kraftwerk genius, delivered perfectly on this classic late 70s set! The album's got a bit more punch than some of their previous efforts – almost a not towards the dancefloor at times, yet hardly the disco you'd get from other groups of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 17, 2021


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