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


Dunia (with bonus download)
Astral Spirits, 2017. New Copy
A great reminder of what two guitars can do when they're in the hands of the right people – and with Thurston Moore and Umut Caglar on board, they're definitely in the right hands! Both artists only play electric guitar – but the scope of the sounds here is wonderful – from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wick, 2017. New Copy
A catchy little single from this contemporary group – almost a Merseybeat tune, given the overall feel – but produced with a nicely garagey sound! "Watford Stomp" is more of a groover overall – with a fast-rolling, fast-riffing guitar – and a raw, upbeat sound ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
BBC/Abkco, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A massive discovery of material from the early Rolling Stones – beautifully-recorded performances that were originally done for the BBC – served up here in a double-length set that adds a huge amount of sounds to the start of their catalog! The tracks here date from 1963 to 1965, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBC/Abkco, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A massive discovery of material from the early Rolling Stones – beautifully-recorded performances that were originally done for the BBC – served up here in a double-length set that adds a huge amount of sounds to the start of their catalog! The tracks here date from 1963 to 1965, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Winds Of Change
MGM/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
The Winds Of Change are definitely afoot in the sound of The Animals – as the album's one of their most psychedelic outings ever – and also a bit funky at times too! Production by Tom Wilson is really great – echoey at most moments, with a kind of "flash" and shimmer ... CD
Reprise, 1995. New Copy (reissue)
A timeless jangly country rock album from a band that didn't sound like it was setting out to reinvent the wheel, even if they ultimately almost did! At the time, pressure was pretty high to live up the preceding legacy of Uncle Tupelo and the contemporaneous debut of Son Volt, but in hindsight, ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960s. New Copy 3CD
There's nothing like 60s British female pop at all – a genre that's very much unto itself, and which seems to draw equally from roots in rock, pop, and soul! Most of the cuts here have a punch that's different than the softer, sometimes sadder tones of American girl pop of the time – a ... CD
Virgin/Universal (France), 1977. New Copy 3CD & DVD
Snide, surly and cathartic genius from the Sex Pistols – a record with a legacy as eternal as any rock album, punk or otherwise – all the more stunning, given it's the band's lone studio album! The main album is one classic after another, and really stands the test of time, a defiant ... CD
Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD
The full story of Atomic Rooster – a group who were quite an important force in their day, but who've become a bit overlooked in more recent years! The group originally grew out of the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, and featured drummer Carl Palmer in his pre-ELP years – and keyboardist ... CD
Finding Shore
Dead Oceans, 2017. New Copy
A beautiful project from pianist Tom Rogerson – a record that features his work on the acoustic keys in a sonic setting provided by Brian Eno – a beautiful blend of organic elements that almost feels like some of the best of Eno's Ambient projects from the late 70s, or the more minimal ... CD
Scott 4
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A brilliant testament to the songwriting genius of Scott Walker – and an incredibly haunting batch of original tunes, filled with images of lonely madness and unactualized emotion, all sung by one of the greatest voices of the century! The album's not a record to be taken lightly – as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Scott 3
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Quite possibly the greatest moment ever from the legendary Scott Walker – a set that strongly steps beyond even the genius of his first two solo albums, thanks to an amazing assortment of original tunes! Scott's dark vision of masculinity is emerging full-blown here – in an array of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Scott 2
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing! Although Scott Walker had issued one solo album before this one, Scott 2 is the record that really has his true genius beginning to shine through! The record still features Scott singing dark moody takes on 60s pop tunes – like "Best Of Both Worlds" and "Black Sheep ... LP, Vinyl record album
Scott 1
Philips/Universal (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Scott Walker's first album as a solo act – and an incredible set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with The Walker Brothers! Gone are the simple, straightforward pop tunes – and in their place is a more sophisticated mode of work – one inspired by the French pop of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Force (with bonus tracks)
Factory/Mute, 1986. New Copy
One of the tightest albums ever from A Certain Ratio – a set that has them drawing on their 70s funk inspirations even more than before – and really finding a way to focus the soulful side of their talents! In a way, the sound here is a bit like that taken by Gang Of Four over the ... CD
Beatball (Korea), 1994. New Copy
Take the title here a bit ironically – as the music is this unusual Korean take on reggae rhythms – maybe more an inspiration from Kingston, filtered through a maturing K-Pop style of the time – although often with some of the qualities that came about when dubbier rhythms were ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beatball (Korea), 1987. New Copy
Bouncy K-Pop from the 80s – a sweet EP with four different tracks that each have a fairly electronic heart – but which are also touched by the vocals of Jaemin Lee, who looks like quite a swinger on the cover! The sound is a bit like more familiar electronic pop from Japan during the ... LP, Vinyl record album
XL, 2014. New Copy (reissue)
Second solo album by the Radiohead frontman – and a semi-signature mix of thoughtful, moody songwriting and ambient electronic textures – with songs that range from tense and claustrophobic to oddly melodic and almost upbeat! Yorke's voice is of course a soaring, resonant instrument ... LP, Vinyl record album
To Each
Factory/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Long Hair (Germany), 1979. New Copy
Weird and wonderful sounds from Emerald Web – an obscure duo that features a great mix of electronics and flute! The album's already plenty weird – the kind of unusual small label set you might have found at the end of the psych era – but given that it's from 1979, it's even more ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated December 12, 2017


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