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


Panton/GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy
The cold waves of color keep on coming – reminding us again and again that there's still so much more to discover from the early 80s underground! As with previous volumes, the focus here is on electronic work that's way different than mainstream pop of the period – often forged out of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1986. New Copy CD & 7 inch
Brilliant – simply brilliant – work by Felt – an album recorded at a time when they should have gone for the hits, but pulled back to really work on their own creative vibe! The album is an instrumental one all the way through – unlike any of their others, all of which ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1985. New Copy CD & 7 inch
The last album that Felt recorded for Cherry Red – and maybe their biggest early success too! The tracks are shorter and tighter than earlier releases – still very much concerned with the group's magical interplay of guitar and keyboards, but also going for a mode that really pushes ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1984. New Copy CD & 7 inch
Pure brilliance from Felt – the kind of record that made the group quite out of time in the early 80s scene, and which has continued to get them attention for decades to come! There's guitar work here that's both inspired by the psych years, but also filtered through the post-punk ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1984. New Copy CD & 7 inch
Seminal work from one of the greatest groups of British pop in the 80s – the incredible Felt, a band whose talents ran from the jangly to the lyrical and poetic! The album's a perfect illustration of these two sides of the group – as tunes shift effortlessly between light, melodic ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1981. New Copy CD & 7 inch
The genius first album from Felt – a record that really stood apart from most of the UK post-punk scene of the time – even though it was to have a huge impact on British music in years to come! The approach here is almost psychedelic – with tracks that move past 3 minutes, and ... CD
Landfall
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy
A beautiful collaboration between two of the most important forces in leftfield music in the early 80s – multi-media artist Laurie Anderson and modern string legends Kronos Quartet – coming together here in an extended Anderson composition inspired by the experience of Hurricane Sandy! ... CD
Columbia/HNE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 6CD
A huge collection of work from Edgar Winter's White Trash group – a groundbreaking funky blues rock group, and one that maybe pushed Edgar's music even more strongly than that of his brother Johnny! Winter draws on strong Texas roots here – blending blues and psych elements with a hard ... CD
Epic/Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD
Really lovely work from Altered Images – a group who, like many of their new wave contemporaries, is maybe best remembered for one song – even though they had a heck of a lot more to offer! That hit – the always-great "Happy Birthday" – is one of the first tracks ... CD
Asylum/Omnivore, 1976. New Copy
A sometimes-forgotten moment in the career of country rock pioneer Chris Hillman – his first two solo albums from the 70s! First up is Slippin Away – the first solo album by Chris Hillman – material recorded after the man had spent many years on the west coast scene – first ... CD
Sire, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The birth of punk rock as a bonafide genre, and not only that, a record that changed the rules – stripping rock and roll back down raw essentials – and unwittingly appearing as one of the greatest rock albums ever made. Given the stripped, buzzing simplicity, it's impossible to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sweetwater
Reprise/Rev-Ola (UK), 1968. New Copy
A pretty great debut from Sweetwater – described on the cover as "Eight high-octane musicians who met and jammed in the great peanut butter octopus that is Los Angeles!" The record's got a really trippy approach that's partially folk rock, partially psychedelic soul, and which also ... CD
Time Lag Records/Out-Sider (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Raw sounds from the US underground, circa 1968 – by a group who clearly grew in the garage, but sprung forth with a whole range of new ideas too! Sometimes the Bachs can have this bite that's almost pre-punk, but other moments have this warmly harmonic feel that's quite a surprise – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Touch & Go/Third Man, 1987. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The nicely fleshed out, 2LP version of the debut EP by Laughing Hyenas – some of the fiercest underground rock ever to come out of the state of Michigan! Even at this early point, there's a brooding, postpunk bluesy vibe at times, but the most fiery quality here is John Brannon's vocals ... LP, Vinyl record album
You Can't Pray A Lie
Touch & Go/Third Man, 1989. New Copy (reissue)
The first proper LP by Laughing Hyenas with a rawer, more raging vibe than later records! This along with the earlier EP that was expanded and re-released as Merry Ground a little later captures the band at their fiercest, capable of the more measured punk blues sound they'd be more celebrated for ... LP, Vinyl record album
Decca/Esoteric (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD
An incredible first album from The Moody Blues – way way different than any of their later high-concept work, and much more in the best soul and R&B-drenched material of the UK mod scene of the time! A number of cuts here are remakes of American soul tracks – including their ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Outer space music that's firmly grounded to earth – as most of it comes from that late 50s moment when the 45 market was really spilling open – and so much groovy music got set to wax! The tunes here are a great mix of styles – some raw rockers, some spacey easy listening tracks, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Monster Melodies (France), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A never-issued psych album from the French scene at the end of the 60s – recorded by a group of players with ties to both the jazz and prog worlds of the time! The approach here is both tight and loose at the same time – shortish songs with a strong current of flower power in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pyramid/Mental Experience (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
Rare German work of the mid 70s – all of it previously unreleased, but with a quality level that matches some of the better-known Krautrock of the time! Most of these tracks are long and freewheeling, but also hitting that more focused vibe that was coming into play with groups like La ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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