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

American Avatar
Reprise/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy
A really beautiful album that grew out of the jug band scene of the early 60s – then really took the music in some great new directions! Mel Lyman is the leader of the group here – playing banjo and bluesy harmonica – but he also works with previous jug band partners Geoff ... CD
RCA/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful early work from the great Harry Nilsson – and exactly the kind of record that set him apart right from the start! The tunes are playful, wonderful, and very quirky – yet still sung with this sense of earnestness that sets Nilsson apart from most of the rest of his generation ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sundazed, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
You've probably heard the story, or strains of it anyway. Love's secondary songwriter Bryan MacLean, who penned "Alone Again Or" for one, left the group under conflicted circumstances shortly after their masterpiece Forever Changes was released. The consensus seems to be that Bryan, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Madfish, 1968. New Copy
A late 60s masterpiece from The Pretty Things – beautifully baroque west coast psych pop, done in a style that links together the headier LA sound of Love with some of the more concept-driven work of the UK scene at the time! There's an undeniable power in the record – an energy that ... CD
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
Fontana/Madfish, 1965. New Copy
Rough-edged early work from The Pretty Things – a set that's got a much bluesier feel than their psychedelic work of a few years later, filled with influences from the Chicago and Memphis scenes! The grooves here are all pretty gritty – set up with jagged rhythms that feel like they're ... CD
Matador, 2018. New Copy 2LP
American avant rock treasures Yo La Tengo's 15th album, and no, it's not a covers set of the legendary, almost same-titled album by Sly & The Family Stone, but a murkily melodic, fuzzy, moody, beautiful set of songs as richly inspired by their myriad, oft-stated, readily-acknowledged influences ... LP, Vinyl record album
4AD (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
Cocteau Twins at the height of their powers – really honing in on that special blend of sounds that made their music so unique – while also finding a way to be even more tuneful than before! If you know the group, you'll know that their lyrics are always a bit obtuse, especially at ... LP, Vinyl record album
With The Sun
ORG, 2018. New Copy
Haunting work from Sunny War – a singer/songwriter who's got a very rootsy style on acoustic guitar, but who uses the instrument in different ways to back up her more contemporary lyrics! A few steps to the right, and she might be too traditional – but Sunny's got this very fresh, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Now Again, 1969. New Copy 3CD
Maybe one of the few cases where a completely underground album is worth all the hype it's gotten over the years – not because of its rarity, but because the whole thing burns at a level that's completely amazing for the time! Hunger hail from Portland, and recorded in LA – but they've ... CD
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
Now Again, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Maybe one of the few cases where a completely underground album is worth all the hype it's gotten over the years – not because of its rarity, but because the whole thing burns at a level that's completely amazing for the time! Hunger hail from Portland, and recorded in LA – but they've ... LP, Vinyl record album
Verve/Early Dawn (Germany), 1968. New Copy
One of the trippiest albums recorded for Verve in the 60s – a unique 2LP set by Japanese psych artist Harumi – and a record that stands proudly next to the best by Zappa or the Velvets at the time! The double-length space of the record really helps give it some shape – as Harumi ... CD
Art Of Lovin
Mainstream/Early Dawn, 1968. New Copy
One of the best psych treasures on late 60s Mainstream Records – a sunny, fuzzy album that's beyond compare! The Art Of Loving have a mixed male/female vocal style at their head – a sound that's somewhere in the Mamas & Papas mode, but a bit more stripped down – and crafted ... CD
Range Rats
Mississippi, 1986. New Copy
Fred & Toody Cole's long lost country punk album – raw, rollicking and fun stuff from folks responsible for Weeds, Lollipop Shoppe, Rats, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows and more! A fearless blend of country and punk, not unprecedented in the 80s, but certainly a pregenitor to cowpunk & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mississippi, 1995. New Copy
Dead Moon right in the middle of their great 90s run – making music that's so timelessly punk, it could be mid 70s New York, early 80s Los Angeles, or the ongoing underground in the best smaller scenes around the US! The trio have a tremendous sense of power, while doing just a little – ... LP, Vinyl record album
AMS (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A really unusual set from the Italian scene of the 70s – a record that still has some of the proggish traces of the underground at the time, but which also is clearly reaching out for new levels of expression too! There's definitely a lot of fusion in the mix – these long passages that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mississippi, 1994. New Copy (reissue)
A timeless treasure from Dead Moon – a record that could have been made as far back as the late 70s scene in New York, or the mid 80s in the UK, or even in the recent American underground – but which stands as one of the key primal offering from this 90s Portland trio! The music wraps ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated March 23, 2018

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