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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!


Bridget St John

Ask Me No Questions
Dandelion/Trading Places (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An incredible debut from British singer Bridget St John – a set with the same spare, chilling quality as Nico's first album on Verve! Like Nico, Bridget is amazingly without categorization – a folksinger initially, but one who's working here with a darkly personal quality that goes far ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ardent/Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A record that may have never hit the radio city it wished for in the title – but a classic that's gone onto have an undeniable influence on so many scenes and styles over the years! This sublime second set from Big Star is even leaner and more focused than the first – a record that has ... LP, Vinyl record album
Better Days/We Want Sounds (France), 1978. New Copy
An early moment of genius from Ryuichi Sakamoto – the solo start of a fantastic legacy of electronic music, and a record that's still one of our real go-to discs from his mighty large catalog! The record is a great break from some other, earlier modes of Japanese experimentation – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Miquela

I A De Sars
Ventadorn/Finders Keepers (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
An album from the mid 70s, but one that's got an almost timeless sort of vibe – given that it was recorded in the ancient language of Occitan, and set to instrumentation with lots of lightly folksy touches, and a fair bit of jazz-styled phrasing too! The mix almost gives the set the feel of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pearl Jam

Ten
Epic, 1991. New Copy
Anthemic early 90s rock from Pearl Jam – one of the biggest debuts of all time and for good reason! Ten has a big, classic rock-reared sound, but done with such forthright sincerity and for the time, completely refreshing lack of macho posturing, it really was the perfect formula for a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jimi Hendrix Experience

Axis Bold As Love (180 gram vinyl)
Legacy, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sommor (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of those records you hear and say "man, why wasn't this a classic?" – a tremendously well-conceived bit of British psychedelia from the end of the 60s, served up in a clear and focused style that holds up beautifully well over the years! There's a lean, no-nonsense quality here ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lion, 1967/1968. New Copy
A great little package that brings together the first two rare albums by Index – a group that started as a cover band in the suburbs of Detroit in the late 60s, but quickly found their way to some tremendous music of their own! The trio's got a style that's jamming and trippy at the same ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lion/Acme, Late 60s. New Copy
Beautiful early work from Please – aka Peter Dunton, who went onto more famous underground activity in the seminal jazz psych group T2! The music here shares a lot of the melodic qualities of that great group – music that's certainly rock, but which borrows freely from some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Musea/Lion, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A wicked collection of French prog and fusion from the start of the 70s – all with a jazzy or folky vibe that shows just how wonderfully warm the French scene was at the time – and how it could be very different than similar music coming from Germany, England, or Italy during the same ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kim Jung Mi

Now
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period ... CD

Umbra

Umbra
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from a Colorado trio who only existed for a few short years at the start of the 70s – and worked in this wicked blend of fuzz and freak, acid and heavy – all with a sound that's really incredible, given the homemade nature of these recordings! The tracks here aren't ... CD

Nostradamos

Nostradamos
World Psychedelia (Korea), 1972. New Copy
The only record from Greek psychedelic folk combo Nostradamos – with a gleefully diverse sound augmented by impeccable female/male lead and harmony vocals – and tunes that run the gamut from delicate, classical bits to lumbering proggy heaviness! The vocals really keep the disparate ... CD

Colours

Colours
Dot/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968. New Copy
One of the best American psyche albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going ... CD

Kim Jung Mi

Wind
World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... CD

Kim Jung Mi

Kim Jung Mi
World Psychedelia (Korea), 1974. New Copy
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... CD

Human Zoo

Human Zoo
Cicadelic, 1970. New Copy
Suburban LA psychedelia from the dawn of the 70s – the rare self-titled album from The Human Zoo! The Human Zoo started out as The Circus, eventually cutting this underappreciated album for Accent Records. Even in a freewheeling, anything goes era of Cali rock, The Human Zoo have a pretty ... CD

San Ul Lim

3
World Psychedelia (Korea), Mid 70s. New Copy
Super fuzzed out, trippy 70s psych rock from Korea's San Ul Lim – an album recorded by the Seoul rockers in the power trio format of guitar, bass and drums – but with such a fuzzy, dense tone that it's hard to fathom how on Earth they got the sound! The opening track starts in ... CD
President (UK), 1960s. New Copy
CD...$3.99 15.98
A dreamy collection of work by Barbara Ruskin – a lesser-known girl singer from the 60s Brit scene, but one who's fast rising to the top of our list with her work on this great set! Barbara's got a style that's similar to, but a bit different than that of contemporaries like Sandie Shaw, ... CD
Atco/Run Out Groove, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
We're not normally ones to stock a Cher album, but this one's pretty darn hip – recorded in at Muscle Shoals Sound, the studio referenced in the title of the album, and presented in a wonderful cover image that has Cher standing outside the tiny facility with a host of legendary studio ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dionysos

Change D'Adresse
Return To Analog (Canada), 1976. New Copy
A sharp slice of prog from the French Canadian scene of the 70s – served up by a group who realize that they actually do more with less by the time of this third album – a set that's filled with short tunes that have all these wonderfully focused, jazzy instrumental touches! The group ... LP, Vinyl record album

Les Jaguars

Les Jaguars Vol 2
Disques Merite/Return To Analog (Canada), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A record with a sexy cover and a slinky sound to match – the rare second album from the cool French instrumental combo Les Jaguars – a 60s group who start in modes that resemble American surf guitar, but really take off into some great directions of their own! The style here is ... LP, Vinyl record album
International Artists, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Raw early genius from the 13th Floor Elevators – cut back at a time when the Texas combo were one of the hippest things going in the late 60s American underground! There's lots of sounds here that other cats would copy over the decades – but the record has a gritty brilliance that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
EMI/Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
Two full albums from the overlooked Flys – plus a huge amount of bonus tracks too – finally restoring the group's lost musical legacy to all of its late 70s glory! The Flys hail from the UK scene of the late 70s – and recorded in the punk generation, but with a style that's maybe ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
The "Brian" in the title is Brian Eno – as you might guess from that image from Another Green World in the middle of the cover – but the sound of this set is quite different than what you might expect! CD1 imagines the sounds that Eno would talk about informing the music of ... CD
ATO, 2019. New Copy 5LP
LP...$109.99 124.99
A mighty hefty set from the Dave Matthews Band – the kind of extended, long-jamming performance that has always made the group big favorites in a live setting! The package features ten full sides of music, two of which are side-long performances – "#41" and "Jimi ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sire, 1979. New Copy 4CD & 2LP
Prime live material from the Ramones – recorded on the final night of 1977, right when the group was at the height of their power! If you ever got a chance to see The Ramones back in the day, the sound was really amazing – every bit as short, sharp, and focused as the studio records ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Really great material from Tony Joe White – a never-issued live album recorded during his early 70s stretch at Warner Brothers – done with a raw, stripped-down vibe that offers up an even grittier take on the territory of his early albums for Monument Records! The group is pretty small ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol (Czech Republic), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 6CD
Overlooked later work from America – not the huge AM radio hits from the time when the group was a trio, and produced by George Martin – but instead, material from a point when they'd trimmed down to a duo, and really found a great way to move their music forward! The approach here ... CD
Universe (Netherlands), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A really fantastic group from the Dutch scene at the start of the 70s – a scene that didn't give the world as much progressive rock as other parts of the continent at the time – but one that also had a pretty darn great approach to jazz! Pugh's Palace work here in a way that really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kamera/Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
The greatest album ever by the Fall? We're always tempted to say so – because there's something here so perfect, so focused, it's hard to think of a better album to illustrate the genius of Mark E Smith! The rhythms are weirder, the lyrics more poetic, and the guitars a bit more razor sharp ... LP, Vinyl record album
London Calling (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 4CD
A really lost slice of work from the legendary Scott Walker – material recorded for his short-lived TV show and specials for the BBC in the late 60s! Scott here is at the height of his powers – the god-like voice from the albums Scott 1 through Scott 4 – working mostly with his ... CD
Misawa Home/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Spare soundscapes from Japanese keyboardist Yutaka Hirose – mostly composed on a variety of electronic instruments, but with a vibe that's very natural and organic overall! The music is very slow-moving, and unfolds at a quiet pace – all definitely in the tradition of the best Ambient ... LP, Vinyl record album

Prime Movers Blues Band

Prime Movers Blues Band
Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A legendary Detroit group that's maybe best known for featuring early work from the young Jim Osterberg – later Iggy Pop – but a combo who's more than cooking on their own, with a searing sound that reminds us that blues-styled rock had a mighty strong power in the 60s! Combos like ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deram/Universal (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Caravan – one of the greatest groups to emerge from the jazzy Canterbury scene in the late 60s! The album's a wonderful blend of jazz roots and more focused rock impulses – and has some subtle funky elements that's given it a wider sort of audience ... LP, Vinyl record album
RPM (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 4CD
An amazing look at the world of New York music in the late 50s and early 60s – and a set that's got a much more urban vibe than you might guess from the cover! The vibe here is partly hinted at by the Broadway address in the title – as most of these tracks come from a time and stretch ... CD
Reactive (UK), 1977/1982. New Copy 4CD
Great live work from Tangerine Dream – a group who, by the midpoint of their career, arguably sounded even better in a concert setting than they did in the studio – often working with a stronger sense of darkness that hearkens back to their roots, with a mix of electronic elements that ... CD
Rhino, 1970. New Copy 2LP
A legendary performance by The Doors – recorded in front of one of the largest audiences they ever faced, at a time when Jim Morrison was starting to unravel a bit – but still able to knock it out of the park on the kind of extended performances the group deliver here! Includes long ... LP, Vinyl record album

BGM (Takayuki Shiraishi)

Back Ground Music
Studio Mule (Germany), 1980. New Copy
A set that's hardly background at all – as the tracks here have a lively, forward sort of energy that reminds us of our favorite post-punk experiments from the British and German scenes at the start of the 70s – done with a darkness that really resonates with the album's cover image too! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Midi/We Want Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A record with a sound that's as striking as its cover – the second album from Akiko Yano, and one that really sets her apart from the rest! At a time when some of Yano's contemporaries were going for sweeter, smoother modes – Akiko moved sideways, and offered up music like this almost ... LP, Vinyl record album
Parlophone, Late 60s. New Copy 4 x 7 inch set
A fantastic treasure for David Bowie fans – the first-ever vinyl appearance of some really wonderful material recorded right at a time when he was really finding his voice! A few cuts here are demos that offer very different versions of the better-known tracks, and other tunes are completely ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Akiko Yano

Japanese Girl
Midi/We Want Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy
The debut album from Akiko Yano – and a set that's gotten more than a bit of acclaim over the years, in part because the group Little Feat back her on the first half of the record. Akiko sings in Japanese throughout, which sounds surprisingly great next to the rootsier sounds of Lowell ... LP, Vinyl record album

Leonard Cohen

Thanks For The Dance
Columbia, 2019. New Copy Gatefold
A much stronger posthumous release from the great Leonard Cohen than we were expecting – definitely up there with the last few albums of his lifetime, the best of which we honestly love as much as the late 60s classics! The charismatic speak-singing poetry on Thanks For The Dance is so strong ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Legacy, Late 60s. New Copy 3CDs
Rare and unheard material from Dylan's career redefining Nashville era – his post Blonde On Blonde Nashville era to be more specific – when he recorded the poetic story song masterpiece John Wesley Harding, the charming country folk classic Nashville Skyline, sessions that would end up ... CD
RCA/Cherry Red (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 4CD
Ziggy Stardust guitar genius Mick Ronson issued a pair of 70s albums on the David Bowie Mainman imprint for RCA – and both of those records are included here, plus a huge amount of never-issued tracks and bonus material too! First up is Slaughter On 10th Avenue – Mick Ronson's first ... CD
Dawn/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD
Very unusual music from Fruupp – a group who issued these four albums on the always-unusual Dawn label – one of the most-trusted UK prog imprints of the early 70s! The sound of Fruupp is a bit hard to peg – as they're very proggy on their debut, but also clearly have a strong ear ... CD

Alice Island Band

Splendid Isolation
Warren/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
One of the more obscure outings from the British underground folk scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's way way different than contemporary work on the bigger labels, and which sounds as if it was conceived and recorded a fair bit away from the mainstream! The instrumentation is a mix ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 5CD
A huge look at the Liverpool scene in the UK – but one that doesn't focus on the generation of the Beatles and Brit Invasion groups – and instead brings some great attention to the city's contribution to the post-punk years and beyond! The package is tremendous – 100 songs in a ... CD

Kak

Kak
Epic/Guerssen (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A seminal album from the Cali scene of the late 60s – by a group who only ever delivered this one full length set to Epic Records! Yet despite the lack of deeper catalog, Kak have a sound that rivals all the big names of the Bay Area scene that was exploding at the time – and although ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ardent/Craft, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
The amazing first album from Big Star – a set that came out of nowhere, made hardly a ripple on the charts, yet went onto crash in big waves of sound for generations to come! The style here is unlike thing else before – hardly what you'd expect from the group's Memphis roots or Alex ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 26, 2020


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