CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Without Rhyme Or Reason

LP (Item 49433) Mercury, 1968 — Condition: Used
Out Of Stock

LP, Vinyl record album


This is the third movement in the fantastic pop symphony that is Spanky & Our Gang! The record's perhaps their oddest to date – and mixes groovy vocal stylings with some fairly advanced production approaches that work perfectly with the incredible songs written by Stuart Scharf and Bob Dorough. The voices swirl about in a mad rush – interweaving lines of melody and poetry, punctuated by strange sounds, spacey airy instrumentation, and wonderful little rhythms. Titles include "Anything You Choose", "1-3-5-8", "Without Rhyme Or Reason", "Give A Damn", and "Nowhere To Go". (Includes the printed inner sleeve.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.

Used Vinyl Grades

Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.

The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


Spanky & Our Gang
Mercury, 1967. Very Good Gatefold
The first, and perhaps the most conventional album by Spanky & Our Gang – but still pretty darn insane! The group are a strange mix of 60s styles – with bits of We Five, bits of Harpers Bizarre, bits of The Association – but a totally strange and totally fun approach to pop ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury, 1972. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Peter Gabriel 3 – Melt
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+
Peter Gabriel at the top of his solo game – tight, focused, and coming across with a nice sort of edge – one that really sits nicely in the same late 70s generation that includes Bowie in Berlin, early Talking Heads, and some of the darker-minded work on the left side of the mainstream ... LP, Vinyl record album
Electric Comic Book
Mercury, 1967. Very Good
The second bright blast of garage psych grooves from Blues Magoos – their excellent Electric Comic Book set for Mercury – just as great as the first album! At this early point, the group brings a deliriously high energy approach, even in the studio – we can only imagine how ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Demons & Wizards
Mercury, 1972. Very Good Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Psychedelic Lollipop
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+
Brilliant garage psych from Blues Magoos – a group that's raw and punchy enough to pummel, but pulled off some sweeter numbers and lighter harmonies incredibly well! Walloping drums, excitable vocals and wailing organ grooves – the cracked the charts, but still bring a fully charged ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+
One of the more unusual albums from this classic harmony group – western songs, but served up in their great modern vocal style – with arrangements by Pete Rugolo too! LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury, 1984. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Stranger's Bed
Mercury, 1975. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury (UK), 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Steeltown
Mercury, 1984. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top