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


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
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
Urus/Bureau B (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing sounds from Heldon – a set that's at once electronic and proggy, spare and noisy – really representing a shift in European styles in the mid 70s! Core instrumentation here comes from Richard Pinhas' guitar and electronics, but there's still a bit of a group feel too – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Super Fuji Discs/Trans (Japan), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD
The first three albums of Japanese noise legends Ruins, all presented in a single set – sounds that are as powerful and mindblowing as when they were first unleashed to the world back in the 80s! The style here is still completely revolutionary – even though so many others have tried ... CD
CBS, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic early chapter in the solo career of Paul Simon – an unusual 60s album made away from Art Garfunkel, and only released in the UK at the time! Word has it that Paul was never happy with the record, but we find it to be amazing – and this surprising link between his young ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Liz Phair's third album is weirdly titled, and just as weirdly overlooked – it's her biggest sounding album to this point by far, and probably the most accessible, but it's still barbed and uncompromising lyrically – Liz really deserved to become a bigger star after this one! She goes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Zeenith
Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy Gatefold
A mindblower – never-heard tracks that will completely expand your understanding of the underground Memphis scene at the start of the 70s! Zuider Zee have a name that makes us think they'd be a Dutch prog outfit – but instead, they've got this gritty greatness that's part swamp rock, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Whip-Smart
Capitol/Matador, 1994. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Liz Phair's excellent second album, and as overshadowed as it is by the massive legacy of Exile In Guyville, that's really the worse thing we can say about it – it's hard to follow-up one of the most vital debuts in latter day rock & roll history! Still relatively raw production-wise, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy
The Sea And Cake as fresh and breezy as ever! It's almost hard to believe, but Any Day marks the 25th years of The Sea And Cake – intermittently throughout that time span, anyway – and one of the most consistently brilliant runs in indie rock. They've always had an easygoing melodic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mississippi, 2018. New Copy
Surprisingly beautiful sounds from Space Lady – a long-running street performer from the San Francisco scene – one who's almost to that city what Moondog was to New York in the 50s! Like Moondog, the Space Lady has this under-tapped genius – this spare, simple way of putting ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kid A
Capitol/XL, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of Radiohead's greatest albums, and probably our favorite – where they boldly dove into stranger, more deeply atmosheric moodcraft than anything they'd released to date! Their follow-up to OK Computer, which was an instant classic for the band, graced with lofty songwriting and impactful ... 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
Northern Spy, 1999. New Copy (reissue)
Not a bad little side project from actor/musician John Lurie – who's working here under the guise of a mysterious blues musician! That gimmick is maybe the worst part of the record – as the music is clearly new, and hardly classic blues at all – but if you can get past it, the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Elektra, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of the all time great albums from Tom Waits – possibly the pinnacle of his earlier drunken poet style of songcraft – and with some of the most achingly beautiful songs he ever laid down! It features the classics "Tom Traubert's Blues" and "Step Right Up" to kick ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A bluesy classic from Roy Buchanan – and a record that states his mighty guitar powers right from the very first note! In fact, although Roy sings on the record, it's the guitar that's probably the main attraction here – and the instrument often comes off first on most tunes, setting a ... CD
Atlantic/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy
One of those 70s rock albums that seems to turn up in a fair bit of collections of hip soul and jazz – a bit like the work of Harvey Mandel, and with a similar blend of blues rock currents with farther-reaching ideals! Roy Buchanan is spectacular on the guitar here – the kind of player ... CD
EMI/Lemon (UK), 1979. New Copy
Post-Polydor work from Chris Rainbow, but a set that still continues the sublime run of solo music he first started in the mid 70s! The sound here is incredible – a great extension of the near-perfect studio creations he crafted with Alan Parsons, with cool vocal processing that adds in some ... CD
Warner/Run Out Groove, 1967. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A crucial album in the sound of late 60s Warner – recorded by west coasters The Beau Brummels in the heart of Tennessee, at the legendary studios of country producer Owen Bradley! This meeting of west and country is fantastic – a really incredible extension of earlier folksy rock ... 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
Coyote/Bar None, 1987. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most beautiful albums to come from the Hoboken scene in the 80s – a Feelies side project that's every bit as great as that group's albums from the time! In fact, the style here is almost an answer to the mode of their classic Good Earth album – a similar blend of hypnotic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mahoney's Last Stand
Atco, 1976. New Copy
A fantastic post-Faces project from guitarist Ron Wood and bassist Ronnie Lane – served up in a mode that's very similar to their previous group at its best, but with much more of an instrumental sound overall! Wood sings just a bit on the record, but most of the music is just a fast flurry ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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Tulsa, Oklahoma may not be the biggest city on the American scene – but at the end of the 50s, there was definitely something special going on – a strong underground of top talents and sharp-edged musical minds – which includes the great rocker Rocky Curtiss, and later stars David ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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A very cool look at the west Texas scene at the end of the 50s – a fervent hotbed of musical activity that would impact the worlds of rock and country for decades to come! The scene's most famous graduate, Buddy Holly, had passed on by the time most of these tracks were recorded – but ... CD
Reprise/Now Sounds (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy
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Glittering sunshine pop throughout! MC Squared has a name that may sound like a weak late 80s crossover rapper, but the group's a killer harmony act from late 60s Reprise Records – produced to perfection by Lenny Waronoker, and given the same mix of tight studio and hip undercurrents that ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 4LP
As mammoth of an archival box set for a post punk band as important as this one as we're ever likely to see! Savage Young Du collects a huge number of formative tracks by the Twin Cities legends, and without diving into the rancorous personal history of the band members post-split, it's astounding ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An amazing little set that's as musically striking as its cover is visually stimulating – pulled together from rare 70s singles that bring forth a whole different side of the American underground than the singer/songwriter generation! These tracks are by young folks who are very much touched ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vanguard/Craft, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Country Joe & The Fish – an insane blend of politics, psychedelia, rock roots, and more – all wrapped up in a nice of carnival-esque style that really lives up to the group's name! Many folks later copied the group – and others, like The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Roulette/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy
Pure psych genius from Third Bardo – a group who only recorded a handful of singles for Roulette Records in the mid 60s – but who made music that was every bit as sinister as the best garage psych groups from the Texas scene or the west coast! Vocalist Jeff Monn is incredible – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note/Slow Down Sounds, 2010. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful little tribute to the genius of Hall & Oates – one that has us liking their tunes even more than before! Somehow, The Bird & The Bee are a perfect fit for this music – and their stripped-down renditions of these classics really works wonderfully – recasting ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soft Machine
Probe/Sundazed, Late 60s. New Copy
The amazing debut of Soft Machine! It's hard to find a more seminal moment of jazz rock from the British scene – and there's certainly few albums from its generation that stand up as well over the years as this one! The trio of Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, and Michael Ratledge carve out the ... CD
Mississippi, 1960s. New Copy (reissue)
Weird guitars from around the globe – served up by a host of artists who work in the same instrumental territory as American groups like The Ventures or Surfaris – but who have a much stranger sound overall! There's a number of tracks on here from postwar Japan – a great scene ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 5CDs
A massive package of early music from The New York Dolls – tracks that really expand on their too-slim catalog from the first few years! The set begins with two CDs worth of demos by the group – very rough-edged, pre-punk material that's got an even sharper feel than their initial ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD
Three full album of romping organ work from Wynder K Frog – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Sunshine Superfrog – a record with a Donovan reference in the title, but a much more mod set overall – thanks to searing Hammond work from organist Mick Weaver, who was maybe ... CD
 
Updated June 19, 2018


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