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


2 Tone/Parlophone, 1979. New Copy
Brilliant live work from The Specials – a concert recorded on the eve of Margaret Thatcher's election in 1979 – and a performance that really captures the group at the height of their powers! The Specials on record are a well-known, and much-lauded commodity – but they're maybe ... CD
Singles
2 Tone/Chrysalis, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Killer singles from The Specials – the groundbreaking group who not only re-introduced a side of Jamaican music to the British scene, but also helped a whole new generation fall in love with the funky 45! The tunes here are all ones that were originally issued on those very cool checkerboard ... CD
Omnivore, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Big Star firing on all cylinders as a trio soon after Chris Bell split, in a surprisingly great sounding live recording – raw and unvarnished in the best, most authentic kind of way – and doing a terrific job of bringing then underappreciated/now classic songs to what sounds like a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Calm Before (mono)
Sundazed, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The one-and-only album by The Rising Storm – a rare gem with a reputation so strong, the frenzy over the few rare original copies out there has been anything but calm in collector circles over the years! What makes the record so great is how seamlessly this super young band – who were ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Rhino, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best heavy metal albums of all time! Ronnie James Dio had long been hailed for having some of the finest vocal chords in hard rock before this first Dio album arrived – having led the the obscure but beloved Elf, Rainbow and Black Sabbath in the 70s and earlier 80s – but it's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atco/Beggars Banquet, 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A more human Gary Numan than on the heavier synth rock of his first album and the leaner robotic sound of his second – but very much recognizable as the genius behind earlier breakthroughs! There's some subtle nods to the electronic makeover of pop, soul and even jazz at the dawn of the 80s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reprise, 1975. New Copy 2CD
The album that brought the excellent, but heretofore underappreciated duo of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks into the band – and pretty much changed the fabric of 70s rock! Older fans of the Peter Green and Bob Welch Brit blues eras of Fleetwood Mac may have been in for a shock initially, ... CD
Pye/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
The complete works of a very groovy Brit trio from the late 60s – a female group who did a great job of bridging the worlds of American girl soul and UK pop of the time! The trio have a sound that's as sweet as you might guess from their look – but as with other British female solo ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Over two dozen tracks by The Dee Jays – one of those cool 60s groups who were born in London, but hit much bigger fame in another European country! In this case, the place was Sweden – where the group moved in the mid 60s, and immediately captured a big audience who were hungry for the ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 3CD
A trio of wonderful albums from Momus – all from his initial years on Creation, presented with bonus tracks too! First up is Poison Boyfriend, the first album that Momus recorded for Creation Records – a label that provided him with a much stronger springboard than before – which ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2018. New Copy
Well, they've definitely got the "disco" in the title right – but there's a lot more going on here too – including some nice post-punk touches that are augmented by guest work from Mark Stewart and Liquid Liquid! The album's tuneful, catchy, and nicely distilled – heavy ... CD
Cobra/Souffle Continu (France), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A wonderfully noisy French album from 1977 – quite unlike anything that most of the world was working on at the time – but maybe at a level that was a preface to darker sounds in the years to come! Heldon might be sometimes grouped with the European prog scene of the 70s, but they've ... LP, Vinyl record album
Egg/Souffle Continu (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
There's nothing on stand by here – as Heldon are moving at full speed right from the start – soaring away in their trademark blend of heavy percussion and electronics! The album's a bit less noisy than their previous efforts, but no less cosmic overall – as side one features a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cobra/Souffle Continu (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the headiest music ever made by this legendary French combo of the 70s – long tracks that have plenty of incredible electronics from Richard Pinhas, and plenty of freewheeling moments too! Heldon may have gotten their start in the progressive work, but here they really take off to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shoot Out The Lights (180 gram pressing)
Hannibal/Rhino, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best-remembered Richard Thompson moments of the 80s – and a set that's also a bittersweet farewell to his years with Linda Thompson too! The album may well be the Rumors of the folk rock scene – but it's also got a quality that's more personal and pointed, too – songs ... LP, Vinyl record album
Live 1969
Sundazed, 1969. New Copy
The Remains doing their live thing ferociously in Boston in early '69 – a one-off reunion gig, and it's smoking to say the least! The group surprisingly broke up a couple years earlier, after a tour opening for The Beatles, then went their separate ways on opposite sides of the country. The ... CD
Live 1969
Sundazed, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The Remains doing their live thing ferociously in Boston in early '69 – a one-off reunion gig, and it's smoking to say the least! The group surprisingly broke up a couple years earlier, after a tour opening for The Beatles, then went their separate ways on opposite sides of the country. The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol/Apple, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sundazed, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Killer compilation of cuts by The Pleasure Seekers – the criminally overlooked teen garage rock girl group with roots in the feral mid 60s Detroit scene – not only a pleasure, it's an absolute blast! The band's relative obscurity is all the more surprising given that it's the first ... LP, Vinyl record album
Funk Anatolian
Hammer Muzik, 2017. New Copy
The long-overdue return of Mustafa Ozkent – the legendary Turkish guitarist who made some very mad music in the 70s! The style here is a contemporary take on Mustafa's classic records from back in the day – all instrumental, with a heavy focus on his sharp-edged guitar lines – ... CD
 
Updated January 21, 2018


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