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


Colin Blunstone

One Year
Epic/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even ... CD
Columbia/Sundazed, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
Seminal work from Bob Dylan – one of his early electric sides, and a record that moved the singer from folk stardom to an even more explosive force in the mainstream! This is the record that forever made Dylan as influential on rock music as he was on underground styles – and the whole ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Sundazed, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Bob's fourth record, and close runner up to Freewheelin' as the masterpiece of this early stage of his career. While the overly arch Times They Are A Changin' pretty much stood as the cornerstone of classifiable folk rock at the time, Another Side is just that. Dense, elliptical, and downright ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Sundazed, 1962. New Copy
Sure, the young Bob Dylan might look a bit hokey on the cover – but he's already out there way ahead of the pack – and starting to blow away any of the less interesting pop folkies who'd been crowding into the Greenwich Village scene of the early 60s! There's a difference here right ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pye/BMG, 1970. New Copy
An album that maybe marked the close of one chapter of The Kinks, and the start of another – music that still holds on to some of the best elements of their late 60s Village Green era, but which also moves the group into some of the headier territory of their Muswell Hill/RCA years too! Ray ... CD
Rhino, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of those few classic cases where a compilation of tracks was maybe even more influential than the original music itself – as this early 70s collection of 60s material turned out to shape and influence generations for decades to come! Guitar genius Lenny Kaye put the set together famously ... 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
Warner, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
The third album in a classic run from Dire Straits – with titles that include "Expresso Love", Romeo & Juliet", "Skateaway", "Les Boys", "Hand In Hand", "Solid Rock", and "Tunnel Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Parlophone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic work from David Bowie – a live set that features material from a 1974 tour – done at a time when Bowie was very much in love with the sound of Philly soul! The material is a great presentation of the same modes that David explored at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia on the ... CD
Columbia, 1971. New Copy
One of the more heavily brooding albums ever cut by Leonard Cohen – and also one of the best – the iconic Songs Of Love And Hate from 1971! Cohen's aptly titled third LP, with the nice spare approach to production that most of his early work had, even more stripped down, with voice and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A dreamy little rock treat! The Millennium fit nicely on the bookshelf between The Free Design and the Beach Boys – and this debut album is the group's reigning masterpiece! The tracks are beautifully produced – with a landmark pop-sike sound that's loaded with Sunshine touches – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy
A lost legacy in the always-hip Pacific Northwest scene of the 60s – rare psych and garage tracks from the tiny Garland Records – an Oregon imprint who only issued a small amount of singles, but also recorded some really excellent music back in the day! All the tracks here are pretty ... CD
Pye/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A mad assortment of 60s girl pop from the UK – one that features a huge amount of material pulled from the vaults of Pye Records! If you've always thought that Petula Clark and Sandie Shaw were all that was going on in the UK pop scene at the time, you'll really be blown away by the scope of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Astralwerks, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy
Many years back, Brian Eno gave us a record called Music For Films – a set that came out during his initial run of Ambient recordings, showing us how strong his instrumental creations could be when and if applied to a cinematic mode! The tracks there were half imagined works for film – ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 8CD
CD...$198.99 239.99
Think you know anything at all about Alabama? Forget what you know, because this beautiful set will expose the state as a lost musical powerhouse back in the day – home to countless small labels, with a musical legacy that rivals the better-known work from Louisiana and Tennessee at the time! ... 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
Elektra/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD
A great little package – three overlooked gems from Rhinoceros – all packaged together in a single box set! First up is their self-titled debut – the great first album from Rhinoceros – a group that's every bit as heavy as their name, and who really deserved much bigger ... CD
Trans Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
The second album from Canadian hard rock legends Sex – a power trio at the core, but expanded here with some great flute and sax, the latter of which is played in both acoustic and electric modes! The sound isn't quite prog, but the songs are longer than before, and the jazzy reed work ... LP, Vinyl record album
Parlophone (Germany), 1970. New Copy Gatefold
The first truly great David Bowie electric guitar album – an all-out, power-driven set of tracks played by a group that included Mick Ronson and Tony Visconti! Bowie's in prime pre-Ziggy mode here – ripping into tunes that blister with dark energy that are some of the first truly ... 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
ORG, 2020. New Copy (pic cover)
A cool 45 dedicated to The Stooges – a remake of the cut "1970" from the Funhouse album – but done here with just bass and fuzz bass from Mike Watt – plus drums, voltage manipulated keyboards, and wah wah pedal on both bass and tenor from Larry Mullins! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD
A fantastic collection of work from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – a treasure trove of pop cuts from the time, most of which never made it across the Atlantic to our neck of the woods – and which represent a whole different world of music than you'd know from the classic rock ... CD
Warner, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A classic set from the Grateful Dead – and one that features the group mixing studio tracks with their rising fame as a must-see live act! The package features both concert and studio recordings, and there's a wonderfully optimistic, late 60s vibe to the whole thing – the group still ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
The Thin White Duke turns to the east – and gets a whole new sound with help from Brian Eno! The album is an amazing departure from some of David Bowie's previous work – a set that's sparer, more spacious, and which is often instrumental – quite a statement, given Bowie's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Parlophone, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
David Bowie at his most sinister for the 70s – a landmark set that combines the harder rocking sound of the Ziggy Stardust years with the more sophisticated theatrics of Aladdin Sane – in a style that features some of the darkest, most political work of Bowie's career! There's a depth ... LP, Vinyl record album
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
Those crazy Cramps are at it again – serving up an insane array of rare 45s with a really mad mix of styles – the kind of sounds that you might hear if you fell asleep and woke up in a world of b-movies and 60s exploitation flicks! The styles are hard to peg – you might almost ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A crazy collection of singles from the pre-hippie years of the beatnik – that cool cat who loved jazz, read poetry, and dug the scene with plenty of attitude! That attitude is the main focus of most of the cuts here – obscure tracks from the late 50s and early 60s that poke fun at the ... CD
Columbia/Now Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy
A revolution in sound from Paul Revere & The Raiders – a set that still has some of the party-rocking styles that made them a hit in the 60s, but which also has a hipper, trippier sound at times too! Terry Melcher's really coming into his own as a producer here – and, a bit like ... CD
Warner/Now Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy
Fantastic dreamy pop from one of the greatest harmony groups of the 60s – a set that really has The Association hitting their stride, and finding a way to really let their vocals soar! The sound here really sets the group apart from some of the more old-school harmony acts of the decade ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
One of the greatest songwriting partnerships of the 60s – featured here in a great mix of soul, rock, and vocal numbers from the time – including a fair number of unusual versions of hits from the team of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil! Weil's got a style that's sometimes a bit deeper ... CD
Brain/Gronland (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 5CD
A stunning set – one that brings together two rare albums from this legendary group – plus essential rare material too! First up is Musik Von Harmonia – an electronic prog classic – served up by the trio of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius from Cluster, plus ... CD

Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita

Pacific
Victory (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A really great take on the sound of the Pacific – a set that mixes together the growing electro instrumental world of Japan in the late 70s, with some of the breezier styles put forth in older Hawaiian and island music too! The music is a nice instrumental extrapolation of ideas that Haruomi ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ken Kesey/Grateful Dead

Acid Test (pink vinyl pressing)
Jackpot, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic 60s happening committed to record – one of the famous "acid tests" by Ken Kesey – recorded over the span of 14 hours, and condensed to the space of a single album – featuring early work by The Grateful Dead, plus tape loops, harmonica solos, and lots of weird ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy
Fantastic spacey sounds from Conrad Schnitzler – all recorded at Peter Baumann's Paragon Studios, right around the same time as Schnitzler's trio of Con albums in the late 70s! The music here is similar to those, but more experimental too – very minimal, and played with live electronic ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2009. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A diverse display of hard grooving avant instrumental soundscapes from Tortoise! All the descriptions of how groundbreaking Tortoise was in the earlier years, and forward looking they've remained throughout their career is all fine and good (and true) – but it isn't often discussed how flat ... LP, Vinyl record album
Big Beat (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible album – one of the greatest rock albums of the 60s, and a record we'd place right up there on the shelf next to Pet Sounds or Forever Changes! The arrangements are sublime – proof that the Zombies were growing way past just a simple Brit Invasion style, into a world of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
A wonderful compilation of Lee Hazlewood songs performed by others in the 60s – magnificent pulp pop, girl groups, starlets, rockers and more covering prime era Lee tunes – songs about lovers, fools, rebels and heartbroken examples of all of the above! There's little we can add to the ... CD

Carmen Maki

Blues Creation
Denon/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Japanese singer Carmen Maki works here with Blues Creation – on a set that's headier and heavier than just about anything she ever recorded! The group themselves are amazing – searing with guitar work that rivals the best of the Anglo blues-inspired hard rock combos of the period ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A fantastic Japanese group from the end of the 60s – a quartet who really live up to their name, and definitely give the blues rock movement of the Anglo world a run for its money! These guys are awash in plenty of fuzz – and the solos are long, and very trippy at points – that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3LP
Music beyond description – a unique blend of disco, funk, avant garde, and dub – the wonderful world of the late Arthur Russell! Russell was a bass player by trade, but he was schooled in both classical and Eastern music forms – and brought an incredibly fresh vision to his work ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The final studio album from Dire Straits – with titles that include "The Bug", "You & Your Friend", "My Parties", "Planet Of New Orleans", "How Long", "Ticket To Heaven", "Fade To Black", "On Every Street", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 1985. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The album that catapulted Dire Straits into the bigger mainstream – thanks in part to some heavy play on MTV, and the group's inventive use of the video format! Titles include "Brothers In Arms", "Walk Of Life", "The Man's Too Strong", "One World", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Dire Straits stretch things out a bit here, on the 14 minute leadoff track "Telegraph Road" – alongside shorter nuggets that include "Love Over Gold", "It Never Rains", "Industrial Disease", and "Private Investigations". LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
The first classic statement from Mark Knopfler and the quartet – with the classic "Sultans Of Swing", plus "Lions", "Wild West End", "Southbound Again", "Six Blade Knofe", "Down To The Water Line", "Setting Me Up", and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
An understated masterpiece of songwriting strengths from Mark Knopfler – recorded with an equally understated vibe at Compass Point – with titles that include "Portobello Belle", "Lady Writer", "Angel Of Mercy", "Once Upon A Time In The West", ... 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
Craft, Mid 60s. New Copy
A well-chosen batch of rare garage rock gems from the 60s – rare work from labels that include Stax, Fantasy, Original Sound, and Vanguard – including three never-issued tracks! The choice of material is great, and the whole thing features notes from producer Alec Palao – a name ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Sundazed, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the darkest acoustic work that Bob Dylan ever recorded – a record of spare, stark beauty that really has the young singer knocking it out of the park! There's a brilliance to this record that makes it one of our key go-to Bob Dylan records over the years – mostly just the man ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 27, 2021


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