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


Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy
The cold waves of color keep on coming – reminding us again and again that there's still so much more to discover from the early 80s underground! As with previous volumes, the focus here is on electronic work that's way different than mainstream pop of the period – often forged out of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Landfall
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy 2LP
A beautiful collaboration between two of the most important forces in leftfield music in the early 80s – multi-media artist Laurie Anderson and modern string legends Kronos Quartet – coming together here in an extended Anderson composition inspired by the experience of Hurricane Sandy! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/HNE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 6CD
A huge collection of work from Edgar Winter's White Trash group – a groundbreaking funky blues rock group, and one that maybe pushed Edgar's music even more strongly than that of his brother Johnny! Winter draws on strong Texas roots here – blending blues and psych elements with a hard ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
A rich collection of work from the Trident Productions imprint – a mid 60s company based in San Francisco, and home to a great array of really groovy artists! The sounds here are a fair bit sweeter than more famous SF work of the late 60s – often a mix of folk rock and jangle-pop that's ... CD
Sun/Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Raw and blistering garage rock from The Jesters – who released a few singles on Sun in the mid 60s full of ferociously rugged, Memphis blues and r&b tinged rock sounds! Cadillac Men features tunes that hold up incredibly well with the best garage rock of the era – featuring several ... CD
Challenge/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
The underappreciated 60s vocal sides of ace songwriter Jerry Fuller – groovy 60s recordings that range from large scale uptempo gems to more of a rollicking smaller scale pop mode – and grandly groovy in both realms! Jerry wrote songs for Rick Nelson and others starting in the late 50s ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
Creepy work from the glory days of American pop – a set that features some amazing death-filled tunes! The collection's a pretty spooky one – even more morbid than the previous Grim Reaper set on Ace, and like that one a treasure trove of under-remembered tunes that deal with death and ... CD
Downey/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Fiery little surf and drag rockers from the vaults of California's Downey Records – rumbling, pulpy tunes from The Rumblers, The Ramblers, The Blazers, The Hustlers, The Chevells, The Revells and others! Clean lead and mean rhythm guitars, fuzzy bass lines, snapping drums and bleary sax ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy
A novel idea for a stylistically rich compilation of classic tunes – in most cases far lesser known late 50s and 60s original (or if not always original, very early) versions of songs made famous by the superstars to come! The songs range from uptempo soul, to early rock, to loungey groovers ... CD
Dunhill/Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Under-exposed genius from PF Sloan – material pulled from his brief 60s stint at Dunhill Records – at a time when his tunes were much better known from famous versions by other singers! Sloan's style here is a compelling mix of folk and pop styles – a bit more laidback than some ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1986. New Copy CD & 7 inch
Brilliant – simply brilliant – work by Felt – an album recorded at a time when they should have gone for the hits, but pulled back to really work on their own creative vibe! The album is an instrumental one all the way through – unlike any of their others, all of which ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1985. New Copy CD & 7 inch
The last album that Felt recorded for Cherry Red – and maybe their biggest early success too! The tracks are shorter and tighter than earlier releases – still very much concerned with the group's magical interplay of guitar and keyboards, but also going for a mode that really pushes ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1984. New Copy CD & 7 inch
Pure brilliance from Felt – the kind of record that made the group quite out of time in the early 80s scene, and which has continued to get them attention for decades to come! There's guitar work here that's both inspired by the psych years, but also filtered through the post-punk ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1984. New Copy CD & 7 inch
Seminal work from one of the greatest groups of British pop in the 80s – the incredible Felt, a band whose talents ran from the jangly to the lyrical and poetic! The album's a perfect illustration of these two sides of the group – as tunes shift effortlessly between light, melodic ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1981. New Copy CD & 7 inch
The genius first album from Felt – a record that really stood apart from most of the UK post-punk scene of the time – even though it was to have a huge impact on British music in years to come! The approach here is almost psychedelic – with tracks that move past 3 minutes, and ... CD
Asylum/Omnivore, 1976. New Copy
A sometimes-forgotten moment in the career of country rock pioneer Chris Hillman – his first two solo albums from the 70s! First up is Slippin Away – the first solo album by Chris Hillman – material recorded after the man had spent many years on the west coast scene – first ... CD
Sire, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The birth of punk rock as a bonafide genre, and not only that, a record that changed the rules – stripping rock and roll back down raw essentials – and unwittingly appearing as one of the greatest rock albums ever made. Given the stripped, buzzing simplicity, it's impossible to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sweetwater
Reprise/Rev-Ola (UK), 1968. New Copy
A pretty great debut from Sweetwater – described on the cover as "Eight high-octane musicians who met and jammed in the great peanut butter octopus that is Los Angeles!" The record's got a really trippy approach that's partially folk rock, partially psychedelic soul, and which also ... CD
Touch & Go/Third Man, 1987. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The nicely fleshed out, 2LP version of the debut EP by Laughing Hyenas – some of the fiercest underground rock ever to come out of the state of Michigan! Even at this early point, there's a brooding, postpunk bluesy vibe at times, but the most fiery quality here is John Brannon's vocals ... LP, Vinyl record album
You Can't Pray A Lie
Touch & Go/Third Man, 1989. New Copy (reissue)
The first proper LP by Laughing Hyenas with a rawer, more raging vibe than later records! This along with the earlier EP that was expanded and re-released as Merry Ground a little later captures the band at their fiercest, capable of the more measured punk blues sound they'd be more celebrated for ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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