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


Teensville, Mid 60s. New Copy
Guys go pop, and end up sounding pretty darn groovy in the process – especially since most of the tracks on this collection have a nice sort of groove! All numbers have full, rich 60s production – those bigger studio modes learned in the early years of rock music, but turned towards ... CD
Epic/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the simpler, catchier tunes – a deeply ... LP, Vinyl record album
Epic/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Easily one of Donovan's most successful albums – but also a brilliant blend of folk and jazz that forged a bold new sound in the 60s – here in the original mono mix! Part of the strength of the set comes from arranger John Cameron – an artist that we love for his jazz and easy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Thrillington
Capitol, 1971. New Copy
One of the strangest records in the solo career of Paul McCartney – an all-instrumental reworking of his album Ram – issued here under the name of the mysterious Percy Thrillington! The album circulated very poorly at the time, but is a real tribute to the growing genius of McCartney ... CD
Beat Rocket/Sundazed, 1965. New Copy
Super-raw work from The Shadows Of Knight – maybe the earliest recording ever of the famous garage combo – and a set that already shows them sounding pretty darn great! The material is from a small club on the outskirts of Chicago – and the young quintet is already completely on ... CD
Space Age/Superior Viaduct, 1988. New Copy (reissue)
A masterpiece from Spacemen 3 – maybe one of the greatest psychedelic albums of all time – and one that we'd rank right up there with giants from the late 60s, and all those lesser-known acts that always seem to get rediscovered over the years! There's a definite 80s quality to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cyborgs Revisited
In The Red, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic work from one of those secret groups of the 70s – a Canadian combo who were years ahead of their time, and only got their due many years later – working here at a groundbreaking level that was a bit ahead of most underground American punk and rock experiments of the second ... LP, Vinyl record album
Harvest/Pink Flag, 1977. New Copy 3CD
A pretty astonishing creative leap for Wire – a record that still holds all the short, sharp, energy of their Pink Flag debut – but which also opens up the group to all these weird elements they'd explore in later years and solo work too! The record is almost the group's equivalent of ... CD
Deram/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Easily one of the greatest records ever from the Keef Hartley Band – and certainly the group's jazziest! The album's awash in great horn parts that dance along beautifully with the rootsier vocals of the set – sung by guitarist Miller Anderson, in a rough-edged style that has some ... CD
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A pivotal album for post-punk legends A Certain Ratio – done at a time when the group was really putting a lot of funk and soul into their style – learning to play their instruments a bit more like the soul artists who inspired them, and acting less like the punk musicians they first ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deram/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold
A fantastic classic from Savoy Brown – one of those records that shows just why these guys were so great during their short early run! The approach is maybe familiar blues rock, but the sound is also very special – with a great sense of fusion of all the elements, so that vocals, ... CD
I'd Like To See You Again
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy
A pivotal album for post-punk legends A Certain Ratio – done at a time when the group was really putting a lot of funk and soul into their style – learning to play their instruments a bit more like the soul artists who inspired them, and acting less like the punk musicians they first ... CD
Asylum, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
An early one from Waits – his second album – and a great one! Like the rest of his first few records, this is a kind of like a street-savvy, hipster cabaret affair, with less of the eccentricity that would reveal itself later in his career. Still a great record though, rendered with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Peter Pears – Balinese Ceremonial Music
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy
An interesting little album – a set that's part indie, and part a surprisingly great tribute to the music of the Indonesian gamelan – extrapolated through the compositions of Colin McPhee, who was one of the first to transcribe the sound of the percussive ensemble for the piano! The ... CD
Thrift Girl, 2018. New Copy
Chicago's Andy Pratt further disrupts any dismissive ideas we might've had in recent years about neo-classic singer-songwriters – he's got a raw, real sound, slightly raspy and charismatic voice, and unpretentiously poetic lyrical sensibility that's straight-up irresistible. This great little ... CD
Wick/Daptone, 2018. New Copy Gatefold
Buzzingly 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 with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wick/Daptone, 2018. New Copy Gatefold
Buzzingly 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 with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Captain Oi (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4CD
The first three albums by 999 – packaged here with a bonus CD of rare tracks too! Some folks have had a bit of trouble with the group over the years – maybe one of the first to be a bit pop-punk from the UK scene (and they did have dyed hair years before the emo generation!) – ... CD
Caroline, Early 60s. New Copy 4CD
A much-needed look at the work of Jerry Garcia before the Grateful Dead – served up here in a surprisingly huge package of material! Garcia didn't issue many records before the Dead quickly rose to fame on Warner Brothers in the mid 60s – but he did have many years of music experience ... CD
Arista/ATO, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Includes Jerry's version of the Dylan classic "Knockin On Heaven's Door" – plus "Midnight Getaway", "Run For The Roses", "Leave The Little Girl Alone", and "Valerie" – plus Garcia's take on the Clyde McPhatter soul tune "Without ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dawn/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy
A legendary group who never fully got their due – and maybe one of the creepier acts on the British scene at the start of the 70s! The cover art probably gives things away – but the sound of the record is even more haunting – with some acoustic elements that echo the acid folk ... CD
Harvest/Sony, Late 60s/1971. New Copy (reissue)
An early 70s collection of previous work from Pink Floyd – and a crucial display of the younger group's charm to folks who'd only discovered them in the longform jamming years! The set's got some great vocal gems from the Syd Barrett years, plus the kind of fantastic guitar work that the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Sundazed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Groovy rock from Moby Grape – a sweet set from the end of the 60s that's as tight and consistent as just about anything else in their early canon – despite the absence of recently departed Skip Spence! The rest of the group really bring out some magic here – on tunes that touch ... LP, Vinyl record album
A&M/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Possibly Gene's finest hour, with OR without the Byrds. Much of the record is a spare and intimate affair, with Gene's warm vocals accompanied by his own gently picked acoustic guitar, along with producer Jesse Ed Davis (who does a masterful job in the booth on this one) also on guitar. The tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
The Steve Miller Band is firmly down to a trio here – and they've never sounded better – thanks to completely kickass drums from Tim Davis, and some heavy heavy bass from Lonnie Turner – both of whom work with Miller in a style that's almost an American answer to the music of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sailor (180 gram pressing)
Capitol, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easy going energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while ... LP, Vinyl record album
Number 5 (180 gram pressing)
Capitol, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Number five, and the Steve Miller Band is still going strong – working here with some great help from Area Code 615, who bring a slightly rootsy vibe to the set! That core Miller brilliance is still very firmly in place – and Steve's got an even sharper ear for writing songs this time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The first moment of genius from the Steve Miller Band – a killer debut that also features a young Boz Scaggs as a key member of the group! Steve's the core star here, though – setting things up in this amazing blend of psych, blues, and hard rock – one that's easily a lot more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A brilliant standout in a late 60s world of blues rock – a set that goes way beyond what most of Steve Miller's contemporaries were doing at the time – to find a brave new world that's all its own! As before, the drums are key to the group's sound – harder and funkier than most ... LP, Vinyl record album
Changes Two
Parlophone, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
The second great entry in the Changes series from David Bowie – and, like the first, a well-chosen array of tracks that really get at his creative genius as a pop star – which includes a few great titles from his post-Berlin years! The set does a great job of spanning the 70s – ... 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
BBC/Abkco, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
A massive discovery of material from the early Rolling Stones – beautifully-recorded performances that were originally done for the BBC – served up here in a double-length set that adds a huge amount of sounds to the start of their catalog! The tracks here date from 1963 to 1965, and ... 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
Jackpot, 1982. New Copy
An unreleased live set from the legendary Wipers – recorded on New Year's Eve in the very familiar territory of Portland – where the group's in wonderful form! The set features some nicely stark takes on the kinds of searing material that made the group such a standout at the time ... 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
Kapp, 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
Kapp/Jackpot, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A groundbreaking set from The Silver Apples – one of those records that almost didn't get fully appreciated until many decades later! The sound here is quite unique, even for the late 60s psych rock underground – and The Apples work in a blend of spacey electronics, driving percussion, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Parlophone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)
The classic debut of Air – one of the fresher avant pop albums of the late 90s to say the least, and one of the best since then, too! Perhaps the greatest achievement here is how they deftly layer such broad influences of the preceding few decades – from soaring string film schools, to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Rock On
Ace (UK), Mid 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy
A deep collection of wild tunes that cross genres like crazy – a tribute to the wide variety stocked at London's legendary Rock On record shop – which carried rebellious records off all stripes! The set has fiery 50s rockabilly, pulp pop, fuzzy psychedelic grooves, jumpin' blues, ... CD
You're Driving Me Crazy (with bonus download)
Legacy, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (pic cover)
A mighty nice pairing of talents – the great Van Morrison, working here in a soul jazz setting with plenty of work on Hammond from the equally great Joey DeFrancesco! The album's a lot like the one that Van cut with Georgie Fame years back – and with all that organ, the sound is a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhino/Warner, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
It's been many years since The Replacements made their amazing music – but the genius of the group lives anew, thanks to the release of this tremendous live set from 1986! The group had moved from an indie label to Sire by the time of the show, but there's a searing intensity to most of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The final full album from the legendary Faces – a group who've got all their best elements sharply in focus here, in a way that really stands apart from the growing solo fame of Rod Stewart! Rod the god is still at the helm on vocals – and really sounds incredible – but the ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Parlophone, 1979. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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
RCA, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
One of the three great collaborations between David Bowie and Brian Eno – and possibly the ultimate statement from his years in Berlin! The album's got some tunes that still show some of the guitar power of the early 70s Bowie – but it's also got some of the beautiful spacier moments ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
David Bowie back in costume at the end of the 70s – but informed enough from his Berlin trilogy that he's coming at things quite differently here! The album's a great summation of the sounds on Low, Heroes, and Lodger – taken almost back to some Ziggy Stardust and Space Oddity ... LP, Vinyl record album
Parlophone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A brilliant soul album! That's right, we said SOUL album! Bowie was at the height of his Ziggy Stardust fame when this one was recorded – a drastic left-turn in styles, forged during a point in his American tour when he could take a break, head to Philly, plug in at the Sigma Sound Studios, ... 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
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
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 May 25, 2018


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