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


United Artists/Mute, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A mindblowing classic from Can – a set that has the group just getting better with each new record – to a point where it's the early 70s, and they're already in territory that's completely their own! The set features long tracks that spin out beautifully – driven that that ... 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
Mute, 1968. New Copy
Heady, hypnotic, ominous, and hard-grooving early Can – a lost set that was recorded in the late 60s, but not actually released until the early 80s – and some of the earliest, brawniest Can jams from the Malcolm Mooney years! The record may not have the name-checking power as the other ... LP, Vinyl record album

Richard & Linda Thompson

Hard Luck Stories 1972 to 1982 (8CD set)
Universal (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 8CD Set
CD...$116.99 129.99
A fantastic collection of work from one of the most unique teams in British music during the 70s – Richard and Linda Thompson, first recording here in a romantic partnership, then together in the studio but separate in life – moving through a musical journey that is captured brilliantly ... 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

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
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

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
Numero, 1970s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 20.99
A really tremendous batch of dark-themed tunes from the American underground of the 70s – a treasure trove of under-discovered acts who were all inspired by the deeper brooding of the Led Zep and Black Sabbath generation! Unlike later manifestations from the indie scene, the work here isn't ... CD
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
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
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5CD
A huge selection of work from the Outsiders – not the group who recorded famously for Capitol in the late 60s, but an early UK punk combo who features some fantastic vocals and guitar from the young Adrian Borland! The Outsiders definitely have a sound that's in the spirit of 1977 – ... CD
Bell/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
An overlooked 60s pop gem from Margo Guryan – probably best known as the writer of the "Sunday Morning" hit for Spanky & Our Gang, but an equally great singer on her own! Margo's got a style that's towards the hipper side of girl pop in the late 60s – but one that's also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Elektra/Rhino, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
The fantastic second album from Television – a follow up to Marquee Moon that has the group still very much at the top of their game – and which makes a perfect pairing with that legendary debut! The group may not have given us many records over their short span – but Adventure ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
That's Ray Vernon, not Vernon Wray – but both names are correct, as Ray's the brother of guitar giant Link Wray – and works here under an odd variation of his family name, but on an equally raw set of vintage rockers! Ray's a singer, but also a guitarist – and brother Link joins ... CD
Decca/Esoteric (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD
An incredible first album from The Moody Blues – way way different than any of their later high-concept work, and much more in the best soul and R&B-drenched material of the UK mod scene of the time! A number of cuts here are remakes of American soul tracks – including their ... CD
Now Again, 1971. New Copy 3CD
CD...$9.99 20.98
A rare early moment from the legendary Austrian group Paternoster – sounds that predate their one and only cult-status album – originally created for the equally legendary film, Die Ersten Tage! The music here was never issued commercially at the time – and the release of these ... CD
Bunker/Now Again, 1972. New Copy 3CD
One of the darkest albums of the Krautrock scene in the 70s – an album that was actually recorded in a WWII-era bunker – where the duo were free to open up their instruments, jam for a very long time, and play with the sorts of effects and techniques you might know from bigger groups of ... CD
Now Again, 1972. New Copy
CD...$9.99 20.98
A heady heady album from the Austrian scene of the early 70s – and one by a group that's really unlike anyone else we can think of! Paternoster are completely dark and brooding – often building their music at a pace that's a lot slower than prog, as the guitars and keyboards layer in ... CD
Norton, 1975. New Copy (pic cover)
Some of the earliest sounds you'll ever hear from The Ramones – two early tracks, served up here in their original 1975 demo recordings! "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" is maybe a bit slower and rawer than the later take – but in a great way – and that quality explodes even ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Van Morrison

Moondance
Warner, 1970. New Copy Gatefold
Maybe the greatest album ever from Van Morrison – and a set that broke into a whole new side of his talents! Van's producing himself on the record – not really in the conventional role as a producer, but in a way that has him really writing most of the album as he goes along in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Rhino, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A hell of a debut from The B-52s – and a record that's become surprisingly timeless over the years, despite a retro-styled approach by the group! These guys aren't the silly group of later years here – and instead, they've got this moody darkness that's wonderful – a re-envisioned ... LP, Vinyl record album
BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
A huge amount of material from The Rockin Berries – one of the great almost-rans of the UK scene in the 60s – a group who should have stormed our shores during the British Invasion, but somehow got left off the boat! The group's got everything shared by all their best contemporaries ... CD
Esoteric, 1976. New Copy 2CD
The biggest record that Al Stewart ever cut – as you no doubt know from the oft-played title track – but a set that also stands as a great testament to all the many years he'd been crafting fine music before fully getting the recognition he deserved! Stewart's got a way with words that' ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
A huge package of work from The Misunderstood – a 60s Cali group who made the scene briefly in London, but never got the bigger exposure they deserved – a damn shame, given that the work here is a masterpiece in blending blues influences with late garage and early psych, all with a hard ... CD
Warner/Now Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
Mindblowing music from The Association – a heady double-length package that features every single the group ever cut for the Valiant and Warner Brothers label – which together make for an amazing evolution in sound! Although best remembered for their few soft rock hits, The Association ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy 2CD
CD...$9.99 19.99
Two albums by Pamela Polland – one of which was never issued in the 70s! First up is the self-titled Pamela Polland – an obscure bit of 70s underground rock – the first solo album by Polland, who might be better known for her work in the psych-folk group Gentle Soul at the end of ... CD
Music From Memory (Netherlands), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A very cool collection that opens up who new territory for digging into the wonderful world of Japanese underground music – a set that features titles that were only issued on CD at the time, which might make these cuts even more obscure for those vinyl-centric folks looking into the music! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Music From Memory (Netherlands), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD
A very cool collection that opens up who new territory for digging into the wonderful world of Japanese underground music – a set that features titles that were only issued on CD at the time, which might make these cuts even more obscure for those vinyl-centric folks looking into the music! ... CD
Decca/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy
A sweet little record from a sweet little power trio – one who take the conventional format and do all sorts of things that are very much their own! Help can definitely hit hard rock territory, but they also have a way of fusing everything together that's maybe a few years ahead of its time, ... CD
Radio Loop Loop (UK), 1975. New Copy
That's a mid-70s photo of Kraftwerk on the cover – and the record features a great live set recorded right after their legendary Autobahn album – done with a similar long, sprawling vibe – but with a different feel than in the studio! Side one features a version of "Autobahn& ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
One of the coolest overviews of early Chicano rock we've ever seen – a set that really lays the groundwork for some of the bigger music to come – but with the sort of deep-digging style we love on other compilations from the Bear Family label! Most of this work was recorded in LA ... CD

Creation

Action Painting
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy
The cover's a bit cartoony, but the group's got a nicely down to earth sound – a UK blend of roots rock and deeper blues currents – but served up in that 70s style that takes all the best elements way past their familiar incarnations! The group sports two singers – a young Robert ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy
Not Kurt Cobain's Nirvana, but a totally great effort from the late 60s Brit group of the same name – true pop psych geniuses, and able to work here with a sound that's nice and trippy, but never self-indulgent! These guys manage to get nice and spacey with some of the arrangements and ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
The fantastic first Verve album from Tim Hardin – a record that's almost a genre unto itself, given the very unique approach that Tim brings to his music! The set might be one of the first times that the world of folk was able to reach out and really find a home in so many other styles too ... CD

Captain & Tennille

Love Will Keep Us Together
A&M (Japan), 1975. New Copy
Think what you want about Captain & Tennille – the set's a monumental bit of 70s pop, and one that found a way to push the 60s hipness of A&M Records to the next level! The set's got a mainstream polish, but it's the summation of all sorts of cool elements that had been bubbling ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy
Ibis are one of those Italian groups from the 70s with a sound so strong, they make you forget that you don't even know the words to their lyrics – as the focus on all the other elements in the record is so great! These guys are maybe a bit more reined in than some of their longform prog ... CD

World Of Oz

World Of Oz
Deram/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Beautifully baroque work from The World Of Oz – a group who share some of the dreamy vocal stylings of the Bee Gees at the time, but who also work here in a fuller sound that benefits from some groovy arrangements from John Cameron and Mike Vickers! The tunes on the set have a lovely sing-son ... CD
Charisma/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy
There's nothing out of tune here – as Lindisfarne are at their early best, and have a focus and clarity that really makes them stand out from the rest – even amidst the hipper folk-oriented groups of the UK scene at the time! As with some of their contemporaries, Lindisfarne can bring ... CD

Magna Carta

Seasons
Vertigo/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy
A beautiful classic from Magna Carta – a British group with a sound that's a lot more down to earth than you'd guess from their name – which maybe implies the sort of majesty you'd usually hear from a prog group! Instead, the trio have a very charming, down to earth approach – ... CD

John & Beverly Martyn

Road To Ruin (with bonus track)
Island (Japan), 1970. New Copy
A fuller effort than the initial outing from John & Beverly Martyn – but a record that has an even more unified spirit, and an approach that takes the acid folk ethos strongly into the 70s! Arrangements are mostly by John and Paul Harris – and feature light piano lines that bring ... CD

John & Beverly Martyn

Stormbringer (with bonus tracks)
Island (Japan), 1970. New Copy
The first album John Martyn cut with wife Beverly – a nicely laidback effort that has the two of them sharing vocal chores, trading off from tune to tune in a really great way! We like John's work so much we're surprised how much we welcome Beverly here – but she really keeps the ... CD
Decca/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy
A one-off record by a UK group – but one that's gone on to become legendary over the years, thanks to a quality and vision in the music! These guys are perfectly poised at the later end of psych – still using all the right elements in all the right ways, but with more focus and ... CD

Aphrodite's Child

End Of The World
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy
A brilliant criss-crossing of pop modes in late 60s Europe – and the first album from Greek rock supergroup Aphrodite's Child! Although later work by the trio was a fair bit more heady, the approach here is more focused psychedelic pop – done in styles that echo strongly with some of ... CD
Atomicat, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Plenty of raunch, and plenty of rockers – the kind of amazing little 7" singles that were recorded in the glory days of the indie 45 – served up here in styles that move between rockabilly, hillbilly, and a fair bit of other late 50s styles too! Raw energy is the key here – ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Sad-tinged tunes to take you late into the night – especially if the night is one you're spending all by yourself! All the music here lives up to the spirit of the title – half the cuts or more have some variation of "lonely" in the title – but the spread of styles is ... CD
 
Updated May 05, 2021


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