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Rock — Recently Added

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


4th Movement
Drag City, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Detroit proto-punk legends Death – starting the 80s with a new sound and a new name! LP, Vinyl record album
4th Movement
Drag City, 1980. New Copy
Detroit proto-punk legends Death – starting the 80s with a new sound and a new name! CD
Ode To Quetzalcoatl
Guerssen (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
One of the darkest albums we've ever heard – even if it is part of the spiritual redemption of singer/songwriter Dave Bixby! The album's mostly a solo outing – Bixby on vocals and acoustic guitar, recorded in a spare echoey space that really underscores the sadness in the songs – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lacrau
Blue Chopsticks, 2018. New Copy
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Plight & Premonition/Flux & Mutability
Virgin/Gronland (Germany), New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A pair of classic collaborations – presented here as a single set! First up is Plight & Premonition – one of the first truly experimental albums David Sylvian ever recorded – moody soundscapes done in collaboration with quirky Can member Holger Czukay, and stretched out over ... LP, Vinyl record album
Plight & Premonition/Flux & Mutability
Virgin/Gronland (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy 2CD
A pair of classic collaborations – presented here as a single set! First up is Plight & Premonition – one of the first truly experimental albums David Sylvian ever recorded – moody soundscapes done in collaboration with quirky Can member Holger Czukay, and stretched out over ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1964. New Copy
The Vettes are a cooking little group that really live up to their name – and the "explosive new sound of hot rod music" on the cover – that shift from surf-inspired Cali rock sounds to car-based modes – which often means things can get a bit more oily in the grooves! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Grapefruit (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD
Not the British folk sounds of the generation of Pentangle and Fairport Convention – and instead, music from a few years before – a time when the UK scene was absorbing plenty of folksy styles from the US, but also mixing things with a fair bit of rock and pop as well! In fact, a ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 x 10 inch LP
Horror films meet groovy music – served up side to side in this very cool package that's in the best Stag-O-Lee style! The album follows a format that was first made famous in the underground of the 80s – splicing snippets from old film trailers, and using them as introductions for a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atco/Omnivore, 1968. New Copy
A hugely expanded package of tracks from this excellent group – one that features their only album, plus 16 bonus tracks! The Rose Garden album is an overlooked gem from the Cali scene of the late 60s – music by a group with folksy roots, a bit of a British influence, and a warmth that ... CD
Anti, 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The third part of Waits brilliant Bawlers, Brawlers & Bastards set – featuring rarities from the mid 80s to early 80s – the Bastards portion focusing on the some of the more-or-less experimental side of his post-Asylum styles from oddball carnvival blues, to uber-gritty ballardry, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buddah/Silence (Sweden), 1972. New Copy
A legendary album of instrumental music inspired by the Lord Of The Rings – maybe not the all-out Frodo Fest you might expect, but a set that's been pretty important to fans of JRR Tokien over the years – especially in the years before DVDs and other mass-market versions of his ... CD
Spreading From The Ashes
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Rare early material from The Peanut Butter Conspiracy – early singles and unreleased tunes that pre-date their 2 classic albums for Columbia! The group have a sound that's one of the strongest of the California scene at the time – a sublime blend of jangle pop, folk rock, and ... CD
Fiction, 1990. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The Cure get taken into dancefloor territory – but that's OK, given that most of these tracks are from the years when the group was already moving into clubbier sounds after the raw style of their post-punk beginnings! Yet Robert Smith continues to find the right way to bring melancholy to a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Burnt Weeny Sandwich (180 gram pressing)
Reprise/Zappa, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A burnt weeny sandwich from Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – and a record that shows just how far they'd come in just a few short years! In a way, the record feels almost like a summation of all the best ideas that Frank had come up with in the studio – some serious musical ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chrysalis/Esoteric (UK), 1973. New Copy CD & DVD
Procol Harum check into the Grand Hotel – and check out with one of their greatest albums ever! The set's got that majestic sound that was the group's strongest point – a strange mix of the very personal vocals of Gary Brooker and the expansive blend of piano, organ, and guitar that ... CD
Rock Love
Capitol/Elemental (Spain), 1971. New Copy
A really cool little album from the mighty Steve Miller – a set that's half live, half studio, and fully in possession of all Miller's mighty charms! The guitar is fantastic – and really stretches out on some of the longer tracks – but as always with Steve, he's never slavish to ... CD
Harvest/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A wonderful departure for Kevin Ayers – an album that's a lot lighter and more whimsical than his original fame with Soft Machine! The tunes are extremely playful, and often quite catchy – almost a Donovan-esque blend of folksy roots and jazz inflections – but tuned a bit more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A great little collection done in the best "mondo" mode – which means that it brings together weird, raw tracks from the early years of rock and soul – and mixes them with some great spoken snippets from B-Movie films of the time! The approach is a bit of a variation on the ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD
A great look at the huge second wave of UK punk after the bigger labels were leaving the music behind at the end of the 70s – a bold surge of independent sounds from the underground, including a fair bit of work that was really pushing the boundaries of the music and its politics at the time! ... CD
Omnivore, 1967. New Copy
A fantastic lost chapter in the jagged career of the great Gene Clark – spare recordings done between his time with The Byrds and his first album in the duo of Dillard & Clark – all songs with a sound that's a fair bit different than either of those better-known chapters of Clark's ... CD
Warner/Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
The complete recordings of the overlooked Bram Tchaikovsky – a power pop genius, and one who may not be that well remembered these days – but who was equally grabbed up by folks who drinking deep of late 70s sounds by artists like Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, and The Jam! There's ... CD
Atlantic/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy
The title might be a tipoff here – as Roy Buchanan really soars into space on an album that finds an even more majestic setting for his mighty powers on guitar – especially given that a fair bit of the album's instrumental! Roy works with a core quartet that includes Ray Gomez on ... CD
Epic/Sundazed, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
One of the grooviest albums of the 60s – and the first album in Donovan's legendary run with producer Mickie Most! The sound here is light years away from the heavy Dylan of Donovan's first recordings – and is steeped in eastern influences that sparkle in both the songwriting and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bureau B (Germany), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Electronic space rock of the highest pedigree – a brilliant third effort from Richard Pinhas and Heldon, nestled nicely in territory between the Cluter/Eno axis and Metal Machine Music – with perhaps a slightly stronger dose of proggish psych as well! The double-length set is filled ... LP, Vinyl record album
June 1, 1974
Island/Elemental (Spain), 1974. New Copy
A seminal live set that brings together the best talents from mid 70s leftfield rock – a unique meeting of Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Robert Wyatt, and Mike Oldfield! The concert is one that was initially Ayers' gig – but he had the foresight to invite the others along ... CD
Smash/Elemental (Spain), 1966. New Copy
A seminal album from the mighty Walker Brothers – the group that featured the young Scott Walker before he leapt out onto his legendary solo career! The style here is a bit different than Scott's solo work – or maybe like his first two albums, a bit – a mix of Brill Building pop ... CD
Freedom's Goblin
Drag City, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Just when you think Ty Segall's might've peaked, another record comes out that might be his best ever! He and his band are as free as ever on Freedom's Goblin – probably the most stylistically sprawling thing he's ever put out all at once – in which you know you're in for something far-r ... LP, Vinyl record album
Drag City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
The legendary album from Mayo Thompson – pared down with more of an outsider folk rock vibe after the freaky psych of the first couple Red Krayola – and ultimately just as trailblazing! Mayo's voice and skewed songcraft are front and center, though there's piano, organ, fiddle, slide ... LP, Vinyl record album
Drag City, 1975. New Copy
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Big Beat/Bright Orange (UK), 1968. New Copy
The long buried first album by Bay Area rock & soul combo Pacific Gas & Electric – cut for the Bright Orange label in 1968! PG&E cut some great little numbers in the late 60s & early 70s, and we're thinking they MUST have kicked some serious arse live – and there are ... CD
Polydor/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy 2CD
A sweet little live set from the great Roy Buchanan – most of it never issued before, and a fantastic document of the mighty power of the guitarist as he rose to fame in the 70s! There's a lean quality here that's mighty nice – none of the showiness of other guitar heroes of Roy's ... CD
2 Tone/Chrysalis, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Killer singles from The Specials – the groundbreaking group who not only re-introduced a side of Jamaican music to the British scene, but also helped a whole new generation fall in love with the funky 45! The tunes here are all ones that were originally issued on those very cool checkerboard ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal, 1970s/2018. New Copy
Mick Ronson gets his mighty due – in this sweet soundtrack that not only features some of his key moments with David Bowie, but also includes some great solo tracks – as well as performances with other artists too! Don't think of this as a film-based collection, and imagine it more as ... CD
Sony, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Experience Hendrix – a phrase that's become a calling card for the proper presentation of the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix, but which first appeared here on a classic collection of his most famous tracks! The set's about as strong as you might expect from a Hendrix "best of" ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Parlophone, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Almost a "greatest hit" of "greatest hits" collection – given the importance of this album to the David Bowie catalog! Sure, it compiles tracks from other releases – but it also was the album that gave the world the killer cut "John I'm Only Dancing" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reprise (Japan), 1969. New Copy
A lost late 60s gem from Reprise Records – the only album ever recorded by this young band from the Greenwich Village scene! There's a great post-folk feel to the set – warm harmonies and a bit of acoustic instrumentation to show the influence of the earlier generation – but a ... CD
Asylum/Warner (Japan), 1973. New Copy
One of the first great moments on record from Ned Doheny – part of a new wave of 70s singer/songwriters who were equally steeped in soul and jazz as they were the rock and blues of the previous decade! This set's maybe not as sweetly electric as some of Doheny's later work, but not much far ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy
The debut album from Barclay James Harvest – a group so cool, EMI named their progressive label Harvest after them! The sound here is maybe a bit more down to earth than some of the other groups on that legendary imprint, but equally heady in every sort of way – as the combo mix ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
The sounds of summer in the years before the Beach Boys and surf music – songs that proclaim the glory of the warmest months of the year, but in raunchy styles from the early years of rock and roll! Artists run the gamut from rockabilly singers, to R&B groups, to some surprisingly strong ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1975. New Copy 2CD
A legendary live performance by this Polish power trio – one that was famously broadcast on radio in the 70s, and which is presented here in its original order, along with lots of bonus tracks too! SBB are way more than a rock group – as although they embrace plenty of elements of the ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy 2 CDs
Rock solid work from this legendary Polish group of the 70s – a combo who mixed together equal parts fusion and prog, but all with a tightness that still beats the work of most of their contemporaries! Had SBB been working on our side of the Iron Curtain, they no doubt would have rocked ... CD
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Part One (mono)
Reprise/Jackpot, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
The initial uttering from the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – a group with a heady sound that definitely lives up to their name! There's less "pop art" going on here than just trippy psych – served up at a level that makes the group one of the best bigger label ... LP, Vinyl record album
A&M/Real Gone, 1977. New Copy
A surprisingly compelling album from Michelle Phillips – recorded years after the breakup of The Mamas & The Papas – with a smooth late 70s LA sound that works perfectly for her more mature sexy approach! Jack Nitzsche handled the production and arrangements on most of it, and the ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
It's A New Day Tonight
Wick/Daptone, 2018. New Copy
Buzzing and sunny power pop on a level that's rarely reached post-millennium! Michael Rault wouldn't only be filed so close to the Raspberries in your record collections because of the Ra-, he's a genuine torch carrier for sounds pioneered by bands of that ilk – a mix of sweetness and grit ... CD
Vanguard/Craft, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A seminal set from Country Joe & The Fish – one of those albums that brought the new psychedelic sound strongly into the mainstream – but all without softening up or commercializing it at all! There's still a very sharp edge to the record – mean organ lines, fuzzy guitar, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Weezer
Geffen, 1994. New Copy (reissue)
The debut album by Weezer! The now-dubbed Blue Album was released at the height of the post-Nirvana rock era, with whom the much more enthusiastic Weezer even shared label – and that very enthusiasm made them heroes to some and pariahs to others at the time. Now, of course, it's a classic ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated June 22, 2018


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