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


Suburban Lawns

Suburban Lawns
IRS/Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
The only full length album ever issued by Suburban Lawns – a real standout in the southern California scene at the end of the 70s, and a group whose potential seems to know no bounds! These guys are clearly rooted in punk, but already reaching past it – getting creative and playful ... LP, Vinyl record album

Cosmic Jokers

Galactic Supermarket
Die Kosmischen Kuriere (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark bit of work from the Cosmic Jokers – real heroes of the German prog era, and less a batch of pranksters than some serious prog rock heavyweights – given that the lineup here features Dieter Dierks, Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Schulze, and Harald Grosskopf – all coming ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
An early classic – with titles that include "Out Of Control", "I Will Follow", "Twilight", "Shadows & Tall Trees", "A Day Without Me", "Another Time Another Place", "The Electric Co", and "Stories For Boys". LP, Vinyl record album
Parlophone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Arguably one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time – and the key flowering of the partnership between David Bowie and Mick Ronson! The guitars here are heavy – so much so that the record's always crossed over big with crowds who are always suspicious of Bowie's artier work ... LP, Vinyl record album
Superior Viaduct, 1975. New Copy
The earliest sounds ever recorded by Suicide – music that even pre-dates their monumental debut album from 1977 – but which has an equally fuzzy, freaky vibe overall! The music here is maybe slightly more mellow – not as confrontational as the stance the duo would take a few ... LP, Vinyl record album
Light In The Attic, 1980s. New Copy 2LP
A much deeper dip into the Japanese scene of the 80s than similar collections of this nature – as the package brings together work with a very specific vibe, and one that's maybe not quite like some of the more mainstream music that was getting exported at the time! Most of these tracks have ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1983. New Copy
A beautiful album of minimal, ambient sounds – a set that would be right at home in the world of Brian Eno's Obscure Music label – or maybe some of the chamber instrumental experiments of UK artists like Penguin Cafe Orchestra or Gavin Bryers! Like the former, there's an optimistic ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Parlophone, 1979. New Copy Gatefold
The brilliant consummation of Bowie's late 70s years in Berlin – a record that showed he could take the experiments in sound he was crafting with Brian Eno, and turn them back into the kind of creepily catchy rock tunes that first made him a legend! Eno's help on the record is still quite ... LP, Vinyl record album
Swan/Sundazed, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A wonderful collection of work from Swan Records – the legendary Philly indie who was one of the city's first great sources of rock, pop, and soul – presented here in a special focus on female artists who recorded for the label! The package has some very well-chosen cuts – as a ... LP, Vinyl record album

William Eaton

Music By William Eaton
Morning Trip (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Beautifully mellow sounds from William Eaton – a 70s hippie-esque figure who wandered the desert in Arizona, and had a great talent for building his own stringed instruments! Here, William's working on an assortment of self-created guitars – one with 6 strings, one with 12, and one ... LP, Vinyl record album

Makoto Kubota & The Sunset Gang

Hawaii Champroo
Show Boat/We Want Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful record that finds a great 70s expression of the longstanding love of Hawaiian music that's held fast in Japan for many many years – a set that was recorded in Hawaii by offbeat Japanese musician Makoto Kubota, in ways that offer up his own very personal interpretation of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Decca/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
A much-needed collection of work from Tintern Abbey – a group who recorded one famous psych single for the Deram label in 1967 – then seemingly disappeared from the scene before giving the world any sort of a full album! This set corrects that mistake, and then some – as it ... CD

Sketch Show (Yukihiro Takahasi & Haruomi Hosono)

Audio Sponge (cream vinyl pressing)
Cutting Edge (Japan), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Pretty nice work from the Japanese duo of Yukihiro Takahasi & Haruomi Hosono – a mixture of quirky electronics that has a fresh sound we wouldn't expect from these two older talents! The album's got a really nice feel overall – abstract one minute, but sweet and catchy the other ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wax Trax, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A really surprising set from Coil – a record that has the group sticking strongly to their roots as a more experimental industrial act, at a time when so many of their contemporaries from that scene were just heading for the dancefloor! Make no mistake, there's still plenty of groove-oriented ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red/Modern Harmonic, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A really strange little record from the glory days of Cherry Red Records – and a set that's very different than you might expect from the high-end fashion look of the cover! The group have a mix of punk and reggae elements – usually nice and lean, with the bass as upfront in the mix as ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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
Sony/Legacy, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Rare work from a time in Bob Dylan's career when he was maybe giving us too few albums – which makes all the rare material here a great addition to his early 80s run of records on Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque! The tracks here all come from sessions for those records – ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Wild sounds in a range of different styles – jazz, rock, and more outside modes – all served up in support of a legendary list made years ago by the group Nurse With Wound! The list was a secret guide to all things weird and unusual – put together decades back, and now famous as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sire, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are ... LP, Vinyl record album

Neil Young

Homegrown
Reprise, 1974. New Copy
A never-issued album from Neil Young – recorded during a key 70s stretch, and finally out of the can after decades of being locked away in the vaults! At the time, Neil didn't think the record was as strong as some of his other work – but to us, fans of the man's music, the whole thing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kling Klang/Parlophone, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Man and machine – a perfect summation of the Kraftwerk genius, delivered perfectly on this classic late 70s set! The album's got a bit more punch than some of their previous efforts – almost a not towards the dancefloor at times, yet hardly the disco you'd get from other groups of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jon Hassell

Vernal Equinox
Lovely/Ndeya, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
To most ears, trumpeter Jon Hassell first burst on to the world through his experiments with Brian Eno on EG Records, or maybe his 80s work on ECM – but here, on his debut for the small avant label Lovely Music, it's clear that Jon's already in complete control of his sound – and is ... 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
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
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A very cool collection of songs that might be considered to be "in orbit" of the great Gene Vincent – as these are either tunes that first inspired Gene to make his own recordings, or tracks that feature others taking on tunes from the Gene Vincent songbook – sometimes in ... CD

Bad Brains

Bad Brains
Roir/ORG, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A hell of a record from one of the key groups who put the "hard" in the American hardcore scene – and a record that's so blisteringly intense, we still sometimes have to check to make sure we've got it on the right speed! Although Bad Brains may fly the flag of the Rastas, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Picadilly/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
A huge amount of music from The Ivy League – a hip UK group from the 60s, but one who never crossed over big on our side of the Atlantic! The trio were first formed to sing backup vocals on sessions for other folks, but they clearly rose up on their own, thanks to well-crafted harmonies that ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
A heck of a great girl group from the 60s – one who never got much play on our side of the Atlantic, but who were one of the most unique UK groups of the time! For one thing, the quartet didn't just sing to studio backings – they also played their own instruments too – which made ... CD
Atomicat, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Searing instrumentals from the glory days of the 45rpm single – a time when music was spinning out so fast, vocals weren't even needed to put a single over the top! As with other Atomicat collections, the music here is from a variety of styles – early rock, soul, R&B, and other ... CD

X Ray Pop

Ding Dong Songs
Finders Keepers/Cache Cache (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
Beautiful work from X Ray Pop – a totally wonderful French group from the 80s, and one with the same mix of female vocals and spare electronics that would later surface more strongly with Stereolab! These guys are kind of a bridge between that group and the early 80s experiments of Brit ... CD

TRASE (Tape Recorder & Synthesiser Ensemble)

Tape Recorder & Synthesiser Ensemble
Finders Keepers (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
Never-heard sounds from this amazing UK duo – an early 80s outfit who went by the name of Tape Recorder & Synthesizer Ensemble – a very good choice, given the instrumentation on the set! Most of the music here is relatively spare, but surprisingly tuneful – kind of in a space ... CD
Finders Keepers/Cache Cache (UK), 1985. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
Dark 80s electronics from X Ray Pop – a record that has all the freaky, fuzzy touches of some of the best work coming out of the North of England in the late 70s – but was recorded a few years later, and originally only issued as a limited edition cassette tape! That format is the only ... CD

Blue Cheer

Vincebus Eruptum
Polygram, 1968. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
Archetypal heavy rock from Blue Cheer – one of THE underground classics of the late 60s! Guitars are firmly, very jammingly in force – and the set's produced to perfection by the legendary Abe "Voco" Kesh. Powerful, fuzzed out, blues based fire at it's most forceful and ... CD

Velvet Underground

Velvet Underground (3rd LP)
Verve, 1969. New Copy
The incredible third album from The Velvet Underground – and maybe our favorite of all their albums together – even though this one is far less weird or experimental than the rest! After their initial foray with Nico, and their bombastic sonic experiments on White Light/White Heat, the ... CD
RCA, 1972. New Copy
Lou Reed's fantastic early solo LP – melding the aloof, plaintive vocal performance style he perfected with the Velvets and unbelievable sharp songwriting with the vamped up, fuzzed out guitars of Mick Ronson, some symphonic touches, and the guiding spirit of Ziggy Stardust era Bowie. This ... CD

Peppermint Trolley Company

Peppermint Trolley Company
Acta/Out-Sider (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
These guys are best remembered for their theme to The Brady Bunch – but this earlier album is far far better than that – a tremendous Sunshine Pop gem from the late 60s, baroque one minute, sweet the next – and always filled with a fresh sense of musical surprise! The group get a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Decca/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy 3CD
The one and only album from T2 – an incredible British group with a sound that should have been huge! Like some of the best of their generation, T2 is a trio – featuring some heavy guitars from Keith Cross, vocals by Peter Dunton, and rumbling bass from Bernard Jinks – all ... CD
Festival/Blank (Australia), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
An Australian group with plenty of soul – a 60s combo that lives in the same R&B and soul-inspired sounds that you'd find on the London scene at the same time! These guys have a mighty tight rhythm section – with drums that really create a nice current of funk on many numbers, and ... 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
Kapp/Jackpot, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
The incredible second album from Silver Apples – even more mad, more trippy, and more space rock than the first! The tunes are all awash in fuzziness – mad guitars, distorted vocals, and rough electronics coming into play with a bit of banjo and some stark, stiff percussion that makes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
Lux and Ivy have given us plenty of great music in plenty of great styles – but the duo are probably closest to the raw spirit of the early rockabilly years – a sound that was instrumental in their music as The Cramps! Here, the duo dig through some of their favorite rare singles from ... CD

Aardvark

Aardvark
Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy
Tripped out, hard rocking, and massively powerful stuff by this little-known British group from the early 70s – a group who clearly have picked up some of the progressive leanings of the jazz rock scene of the time, but who manage to hone the whole thing down into a really focused sound! ... CD
Virgin/Light In The Attic, 1978. New Copy 2 CDs Gatefold
CD...$8.99 16.98
The bracing debut of Public Image Itd! First Issue is seriously one of the most stunning post punk albums of its time – and we think it's light years ahead of the Sex Pistols in terms of boundless creativity and originality. Given that the Pistols disintegrated mere months before First ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1969/1971. New Copy 2 CDs
All the greatest moments from the Sons Of Champlin – packaged together here in one sweet set! Loosen Up Naturally is heavy rocking, with some nice drums – the kind of record that's kept the Sons in more crates than you'd think over the years! The set's a massive 2LP jammer that really ... CD
Sony, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A pretty faultless 20 song compilation of classic Bowie – not so much a greatest hits collection is it is a collection of signature tracks from classic eras – from as far back as 1969's "Space Oddity" up to 2016's stunning "Lazarus". It's really one flawless track ... LP, Vinyl record album

Iggy Pop

Lust For Life
RCA/Capitol, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Iggy Pop may have left The Stooges behind, but he's lost none of his edge – and really finds a new level of solo greatness on this sublime classic from the 70s! The set was produced by David Bowie, who also plays piano on the set – and has Carlos Alamar adding in some guitar – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
A really lovely little collection, and a set that digs deep into a time when things were moving from the fringes to the mainstream in British music – but with groups that still mostly had a real edge and a strong sense of invention! The work here is setting the scene for some of the big ... CD
Parlophone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Quite possibly David Bowie's first complete moment of genius – an incredibly-formed album that's filled with tunes beyond definition and description! There's still some traces of the earlier madman in the mix, but the overall sound is much more rock-heavy – although not without the ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 16, 2021


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