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


Sam Prekop

Comma
Thrill Jockey, 2020. New Copy
A compelling step forward for Sam Prekop – a key member of Sea & Cake for many years, but maybe an even more engaging artist on his own! This set's different than some of Sam's previous records – in that it's all electric, really electronic – with modes that hearken back to ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy
Amazing stuff – one of those records you see for years, and always pass by – but which yields some real surprises once you dig in! Mason Williams is one of the cooler cats in the Warner Brothers stable of the late 60s – but he's also one of the more subtle, too – a folkie ... CD
Sire/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the most compelling grooves the Talking Heads ever recorded – a set that sparkles with imaginative touches, and railroads forward on a wave of complicated rhythms! The sound is brilliant throughout – a genre-less approach that sheds the group's earlier art nerd aesthetic for ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4CDs
A really great idea for a collection, and one that traces a really unique moment in time – that explosion of small indie labels on the UK scene during the early years of punk – a moment that opened the door for countless new waves of musical expression for years to come! Sure, the big ... CD

Wilco

Sky Blue Sky
Nonesuch, 2007. New Copy 2LP
Seminal work from Wilco – one of those key records where they were firmly establishing themselves as one of the most solid, complete bands of their generation – maybe hitting instant classic status with an album like this! The set's both very contemporary and true to their roots – ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Bureau B (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy
A really fantastic look at the German underground of the post-punk years – served up by a label who knows the territory more than anyone else! For over a decade, Bureau B have done a great job of taking us back to the hippest German work of the 70s and 80s – particularly the more ... CD
Roundtable (Australia), Late 70s. New Copy
Never-issued material from Australian experimentalist Steve Maxwell Von Braund – best known for his work in the space rock band Cybotron, and working here in relatively similar territory on tracks from a host of lost tapes from the late 70s! Steve plays Arp, Mini Korg, and other keyboards ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wax Trax, 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
An incredible record from the Chicago scene – the rare first-ever record on Wax Trax, and a lost punk nugget that's very different than anything else the label would ever release! Strike Under never made the scene as big as some of their contemporaries, but they really knocked it out of the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Page One/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
There's an apple on the cover, and an apple in the name – and this British group Apple maybe owes a bit to late 60s Beatles material on Apple Records – but only in the way that they both had greatness recorded during the same time period! Apple are maybe a bit more lean, with some of ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic assortment of forward-thinking sounds – music that comes from some of the farthest corners of the postwar experimental underground – and which was all famously cited by the group Nurse With Wound as a big influence on their earliest albums! That reference aside, though, the ... LP, Vinyl record album
White Whale/Craft, Late 60s. New Copy
A very groovy look at a very groovy record label – LA powerhouse White Whale Records, home to some mighty fine sounds in the second half of the 60s! As you'd guess from the title, there's a slight current of trippiness running through this material, but it's often blended with a really ... CD
Greenwich/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy
A fantastic debut album from Samurai – one of those lost prog classics from the start of the 70s that still sounds years ahead of its time! The group features Dave Lawson on keyboards and vocals – and represents an amazing (and short) evolution of the sound of his music from his time ... CD
Ace/Big Beat (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy
A fab collection of work from the second great wave of girl group music – the great run of female groups that rose to the forefront during the power pop generation, then continued to burn strongly all through the following decade! You'll recognize a few of the names here from bigger hits on ... CD

Kennelmus

Folkstone Prism
Modern Harmonic, 1971. New Copy
A really great, really obscure album from the Phoenix scene at the start of the 70s – one of those underground records that's always touted by deep psych collectors – but a set that also has a lot more going on as well! Kennelmus aren't just some tripped-out guys exploring the range of ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 1973. New Copy
Rare live work from Back Door – a Brit trio with plenty of connections to the blues rock scene of the time, but one who has a fair bit of jazzy undertones too! The live set's presented by Alexis Korner, who also plays some guest guitar on the record – but the core sounds come from the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Strike Under

One Eye/Damaged Goods
Wax Trax, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two fantastic tracks from this important Chicago punk group – both recorded live on the city's WZRD radio station! "One Eye" has the group really stepping off from the sound of their better-known 12" EP on Wax Trax – slowing down the pace, picking up the bass, and mixing ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy
CD...$6.99 11.98
Pretty great later work from Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – not the immediately-retro style of their earlier albums, but instead this wonderful blend of so many different jazz and acoustic elements – set forward with a style that's wonderfully groovy overall! There's a hip, scatting ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
Completely wonderful work from John's Children – a group who are probably best-remembered as the early home for a young Marc Bolan, but who are already great enough on their own! John's Children have a madly playful approach – one that brings together the best elements of Brit beat and ... CD
Virgin/Esoteric (UK), 1974. New Copy
The seminal debut of Hatfield & The North – a group that maybe came a bit late in the UK prog scene of the early 70s, but who had a huge influence for decades to come! The quartet are a late transformation of the earlier Canterbury sound – leaner, maybe jazzier, and with a great ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/2020. New Copy 6CD
The complete recordings of July – a set that features their rare original album, unreleased tracks, and lots of surprisingly great later material too! First up is the self-titled July album from 1968, presented in both mono and stereo mixes – the debut album from July – a group ... CD
Uni, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The first real moment of genius from Elton John – a record issued with an understated cover and title, but which set the scene for all the greatness to come from the singer in the 70s! The strength of the Bernie Taupin partnership is on full display here – through a set of amazing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Track/MCA, 1974. Used
A cool compilation of earlier material – some nice lost bits, pulled together in one sweet little set! Titles include "Now I'm A Farmer", "Little Billy", "Glow Girl", "Put The Money Down", "Pure & Easy", "Long Live Rock", "N ... CD
EMI/7T's (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 4CD
Sharp hooks, huge melodies, and 70s guitar pop greatness from Pilot – a genius pop group who only gave the world a handful of records, all of them pretty darn great! From The Album Of The Same Name includes their signature tune, "Magic" – and it's one of those songs everyone ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
Noise galore from the British scene of the punk and post-punk years – a fantastic exploration of the deeper sonic riches of the world of records at the time – and one that effortlessly moves between art, academic, and more popular-based recordings! You'll recognize some of these ... CD
Island, 1995. New Copy
PJ Harvey is one of those artists who you'd really like to be a fly on the wall and bear witness to the makings of her best work, and if any her albums would be among the more vital on a more skeletal lavel – any mid 90s era modern classic in general, really – it'd be her To Bring You ... LP, Vinyl record album

Electric Prunes

Complete Reprise Singles
Reprise/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy
A comprehensive anthology of The Electric Prunes singles for Reprise – including work produced by David Axelrod, all in their original mono mixes – and a long overdue collection! We've been spinning and loving the Electric Prunes albums for so long, we're actually quite guilty of ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD
A pair of albums from this overlooked singer! First up is Pieces Of Me – the debut solo album from Linda Hoyle – an overlooked British singer, but a great one from the same generation that gave us Christine Perfect (later McVie) – graced with a similarly strong range and equal ... CD
Threshold/Purple (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD
The debut album of Trapeze – a great little group that's maybe best known as the early home of Glenn Hughes, but who have plenty to offer on their own! Production is by John Lodge, of the Moody Blues – a strong supporter of the group at their start – but the sound is very ... CD
Reprise/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy
A really fantastic solo album from guitar genius Peter Green – recorded right after he'd departed Fleetwood Mac, the band he helped found – and done in a freewheeling trippy style that's unlike anything recorded by that other group! Green's guitar is still unbelievably strong, but cast ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Blast off into space with The Cramps – with plenty of firepower here in a collection of unusual space-themed and space-sounding tunes from the glory days of the postwar recording industry! Some of the tunes have the raw, raunchy vibe of other material in this great series of Lux & Ivy ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
One of the coolest packages we've ever seen from Numero – an album that's styled like a high school yearbook, right down to the faux leather cover and pages inside – which themselves have all sorts of fake autographs and messages from imaginary classmates! Yet the cover isn't just what ... LP, Vinyl record album
Culture Factory/LMLR, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A classic bit of stretched-out spaciness from the early days of Virgin Records – two side-long tracks that are filled with lots of cool keyboards, percussion, and other hip instrumentation! The record's the brainchild of Cyrille Verdeaux – who plays piano, organ, mellotron, and even ... LP, Vinyl record album

Neil Young

Homegrown
Reprise, 1974. New Copy
A never-issued album from Neil Young – recorded during a key 70s stretch, and finally out of the can after decades of being locked away in the vaults! At the time, Neil didn't think the record was as strong as some of his other work – but to us, fans of the man's music, the whole thing ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bob Dylan

Rough & Rowdy Ways
Columbia, 2020. New Copy
The first new Bob Dylan songs in more than a few years – and a great reminder that, even if the man can do a pretty good job with songs from other sources, it's still his core talents as a composer that we love so much! The album's got Bob's wonderfully mature vocals alongside a trio of ... CD
Lion/Acme, Late 60s. New Copy
Beautiful early work from Please – aka Peter Dunton, who went onto more famous underground activity in the seminal jazz psych group T2! The music here shares a lot of the melodic qualities of that great group – music that's certainly rock, but which borrows freely from some of the ... CD
Wax Trax, 1980s/1990s. New Copy Gatefold
A great little companion to the excellent film about the famous Wax Trax record store and record label – a set that brings together rare and unreleased material from some of the artists who made the company legendary back in the day! The album's the first in many years to bear the Wax Trax ... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Overlooked genius from this all-female group at the end of the 60s – a combo that features Quatro Sisters Patti, Suzi, and Nancy – serving up an unusual brew of offbeat numbers and some more hard-rocking tracks that point the way towards their greater fame! There's a really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Apple, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you ... LP, Vinyl record album
Thrill Jockey, 2020. New Copy
A compelling step forward for Sam Prekop – a key member of Sea & Cake for many years, but maybe an even more engaging artist on his own! This set's different than some of Sam's previous records – in that it's all electric, really electronic – with modes that hearken back to ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tear Gas

Piggy Go Getter
Paramount/Trading Places (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An overlooked gem from Tear Gas – a Scottish group who never got the same sort of credit as some of their UK contemporaries at the start of the 70s – but who really made a few great records on their own! This set's got a strange mix of California currents with some of the post-psyche ... LP, Vinyl record album
Craft, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic early work from The Zombies – the kind of material that set them apart from the rest of their generation, right from the start – thanks to the young brilliance of Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone! This set presents all the tracks in their rare mono mixes – different than ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, 1975. New Copy Gatefold
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Chicago scene of the 70s – an unreleased gem from Medusa – a group who really know how to go head to head with some of the most frenetic acts of their generation! The set's got a blistering array of guitars right up front in the mix ... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy
Overlooked genius from this all-female group at the end of the 60s – a combo that features Quatro Sisters Patti, Suzi, and Nancy – serving up an unusual brew of offbeat numbers and some more hard-rocking tracks that point the way towards their greater fame! There's a really ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Killer instrumentals from the glory days of the garagey combo – a smoking little set that's very heavy on twangers – those wicked guitar-driven cuts that were often recorded with lots of cool echo and effects! Some of the names here are big ones, but most are smaller and lesser-known ... CD

Los Angeles Free Music Society & Others

Blorp Esette Collector's Edition (4CD set)
Transparency, 1970s. New Copy 4CD
An amazing document of the California underground scene of the 70s – four volumes worth of material from the Los Angeles Free Music Society – recorded by a range of different artists who were all invited to contribute cheaply to a series of Blorp Esette albums! The range of work here ... CD
Reactive (UK), 1974/1976. New Copy 4CD
Tangerine Dream at their spacey 70s best – working here on two extended live performances that have a very trippy vibe! The work almost feels improvised at times – not in a noisy way, but very stretched out and open-ended – as there's not really any individual songs from the ... CD
Threshold/Purple (UK), 1972. New Copy 3CD
The final album from Trapeze – and a set that has them stepping out as a super-heavy trio who should have been huge! Glenn Hughes handles bass and all the lead vocals – with the best qualities he would soon bring to Deep Purple – and the drums from David Holland are fantastic ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy
Special sounds from the deep work of underground electronic music that lurked way down below the British charts of the early 80s – music by a host of different groups who still hold strong to the early, darker post-punk styles of Sheffield and Manchester – mostly using analogue ... LP, Vinyl record album
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD
An explosive look at the mighty songwriting legacy of The Beatles – served up here in a giant 3CD package that features the group's famous songs covered by a whole group of their contemporaries on the UK scene! You'd think that most of these artists might be jealous, or resentful – not ... CD
 
Updated September 23, 2020


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