Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A treasure trove of rare mid 60s garage rock from the state of Michigan – the complete anthology of local legends The Bossmen! MI was soon to become a breeding ground for some of the most revolutionary rock of the 60s – and while The Bossmen aren't best remembered rockers of the region ... (Rock) read moreCD
A really jazzy prog rock effort from early 70s German combo Brainstorm – a complex, hardgrooving mix of charged instrumental interplay! The group really brings more of a jazzy depth to the material, but it's all a lot of fun – heavy drums that are totally killer, with organ, flute and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Seize the day with Carpe Diem – a very cool prog group from the French scene of the 70s – one who've certainly got a heck of a lot of chops, even if they never got great fame! The group supposedly started out around 1970, as a combo covering work of Brit groups like King Crimson and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's virtually impossible to describe in words – partly because it's got a trans-historical, trans-spatial sort of vibe – effortlessly filtering together the best roots of older French pop music, and combining them with a range of underground pop elements that reach out to ... (Rock) read moreCD
A record that's virtually impossible to describe in words – partly because it's got a trans-historical, trans-spatial sort of vibe – effortlessly filtering together the best roots of older French pop music, and combining them with a range of underground pop elements that reach out to ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Psychedelia from early 70s Tijuana – the excellent Los Dug Dug's set from Dug Dug's – with English lyrics this time (the group had earlier made a go of it in NYC and didn't bust out as they'd hoped) and a great mix of spacious, echoey psychedelia and songs as great as post psych ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Purple label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)
Saat ... CD Lion, 1972. New Copy ...
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German psychedelic folk from the early 70s – a pretty far reaching mix of sweet, often wordless vocals, long and free flowing instrumental washes of sound, and even some offbeat, humorous lyricism! When there are words, they're sometimes in English and at others in German, with male and ... (Rock) read moreCD
With a look like this, and a sound so great, The Flies should have been huge – and hearing this collection, it's a complete mystery as to why the group's work has always been relegated to obscurity status of the psychedelic era! It's possible the reason likes in the ultimate lack of work by ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dreamy psychedelic folk pop from The Folklords – an obscure Canadian group with delicate male & female harmonies, but a catchy and less arch and wispy vibe than many of the more famous acts of the time! The secret might the harder hitting drums underneath the tunes that make the album ... (Rock) read moreCD
49th Parallel —
49th Parallel ... CD Pacemaker Entertainment/Lion (Canada), 1969. New Copy ...
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Lost pop psychedelia from the Canadian scene – with groovy arrangements that recall Nilsson, Donovan and the sunshine glory of the Association – plus some of the more driving efforts of groups like Love! Most of the tunes are as catchy as all get out – with swirling organs, ... (Rock) read moreCD
Fragile ... CD Acme Gramophone/Lion (UK), 1972. New Copy ...
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The last album to some from the brilliant team of Peter Howell and John Ferdinando – the partners behind the Ithaca and Agincourt albums – coming across here with one of their greatest sets ever! The music here is a bit more focused and polished than before – taking the best folk ... (Rock) read moreCD
Early 70s space rock from Golem – epically paced, trippy, expertly done wigged out instrumental rock that was purportedly laid down by heavies from the soon-to-be legendary krautrock scene working pseudonymously after hours in the studio! The album's a bit of an enigma – a set that's ... (Rock) read moreCD
A lost treasure from the mid 80s Chicago rock scene – the self-titled, self-released first record from Green – with ultra catchy power pop melodies and an excitability that's as infectious as anything that came out of the Chi and other midwestern cities at the time! Green has both a ... (Rock) read moreCD
Trippy psychedelic folk tunes from Peter Howell & John Ferdinando – music for the Ditchling Players' production of Lewis Carroll's Alice Through The Looking Glass from 1969 – plus additionally material that didn't end up in the play! Overall, an evocative mix of traditional folky ... (Rock) read moreCD
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Rare tracks from this obscure Detroit combo of the 60s – stripped down here to a trio lineup, which gives the music a really lean, clean focus that sounds years ahead of its time! The group definitely have their ears turned towards the psych side of the spectrum – but often mix fuzzy ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy grooving psych from late 60s/early 70s UK combo Infinity – with loads of Hammond organ grooves and gritty rhythms! The swirling organ sound really sets the group apart from post psych peers on both sides of the Atlantic – often out front in the sound, although the guitars are ... (Rock) read moreCD
A beautiful bit of folk-psyche from the late 60s UK scene – recorded for Polydor in 1969, but never issued at the time – now finally getting its first exposure to the world at large! The group have a really easygoing approach – blending fuzzy electric and softer acoustic guitars, ... (Rock) read moreCD
The one-and-only early 70s album by Thunder Bay, Ontario psych heavies Jarvis Street Revue – rumbling rhythms and searing guitars – plus horns, wild vocals and trippy effects! The group have songs that seek rugged, natural living and environmental justice – but the music is ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Comes in great little package – with slip cover and nice booklet of notes.)
A great counterpart to the legendary self-titled album from July – material recorded in a private setting, to predate that psych masterpiece – but every bit as stunning overall! The quality of this work goes way beyond its origins as demo material – as the sound is wonderful, the ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of those amazing obscure records that seems to come out of nowhere – sounding nothing like most of the mainstream work of the time, with a power that might have shaped the world of music for years to come – if the album hadn't been issued in a tiny pressing of only 60 copies! There' ... (Rock) read moreCD
A startlingly great mid 70s loner folk record by Scott Key – with some of the finest, most artful fingerstyle guitar we've heard on a self-recorded album from the period – and a really strong record that would be right at home on the Takoma label! Recorded in Colorado by Key himself, ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Los Vidrios Quebrados —
Fictions ... CD RCA/Lion, 1967. New Copy ...
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One of the most striking groups we've heard from the Chilean scene of the late 60s – a quartet who have the groovy garagey sound of their contemporaries, but also manage a darker style overall! The lyrics are in English throughout – something the band always insisted on – but ... (Rock) read moreCD
The lost legacy of Alberto "Mandhy" Vanasco – an Argentine singer and guitarist who was known for one famous duo album at the end of the 60s – but resurfaces here with a collection of solo tracks recorded over the space of a decade! The strength of the guitar work is what ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 300!)
Into You ... LP Obscure Oxide/Lion, 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
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A really unusual set from the mid 70s underground – recorded by an obscure group in a tiny studio, but with a care and class that easily matches bigger records from the time! The guitar work is excellent – as tight as any heard on 70s AOR albums of the period, but much more relaxed, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kim Jung Mi —
Now ... CD Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period ... (Rock) read moreCD
Hard grooving, heavily grooving South American rock from Miguel Y El Comite (Miguel & The Committee) from the early 70s – led by Miguel Livichich, who made waves a bit earlier with El Syndikato! The percussion drives the sound pretty well, but the vocals are nicely out front in the mix, ... (Rock) read moreCD
Mad music from the Nihilist Spasm Band – a group who really live up to their name from the very first moments of the record! The set begins with "Destroy The Nations" – a track that's meaner, nastier, and more mindbending than anything you'll ever hear from any of the wildest ... (Rock) read moreCD
Wicked funky fusion from Opa – with loads of great electric moments! Although originally from Uruguay, Opa are best known for their Brazilian-tinged albums on Fantasy during the mid 70s, but this album presents the group in the years before that time – working in a style that's rougher ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A legendary set from the Canadian 60s underground – a landmark record from a group who've gone onto become huge over the years with psych collectors, even though they never cracked the charts (or the US market) at the time! The set's way more than just another obscure rock release – as ... (Rock) read moreCD
Beautiful early work from Please – aka Peter Dunton, who went onto more famous underground activity in the seminal jazz psych group T2! The music here shares a lot of the melodic qualities of that great group – music that's certainly rock, but which borrows freely from some of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy record from a very unique band – a homegrown set by an obscure Pennsylvania combo from the 70s – a group who were equally schooled in jazz fusion and progressive rock! Probe 10 are a rock group at their core, but they've also drank heavily from the brew of 70s Mahavishnu ... (Rock) read moreCD
Sandhy & Mandhy —
Para Castukis ... LP Lion, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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Haunting work from the duo of Sandhy & Mandhy – a pair from the Buenos Aires scene at the end of the 60s, working in a weird mix of beat group styles and hipper rock rhythms! There's a slightly ethereal quality to the work – partly because of the way the pair trade back vocals, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The never-issued album by this surprisingly great Texas group from the 70s – a mainstream rock combo who'd no doubt be blasting out of classic rock radio stations today, had they gotten their chance back in the 70s! Shotgun gigged hard in the Lone Star scene of the time, and really honed ... (Rock) read moreCD
Hypnotic and frenzied instrumental sounds from the early 70s – heavy rhythms and fuzzy walls of guitar from Bob Thompson and Doug Snyder – a masterful piece of avant rock! Daily Dance is one of those records that's so far ahead of the pack stylistically, you can hardly believe it was ... (Rock) read moreCD
A unique British group from the start of the 70s – and that's saying quite a lot, given how many unique groups were part of that scene at the time! Sweet Slag aren't really psych or hard rock, but they have equal bits of both – folded into a style that's maybe more the sort of mode ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing music from Laurance Vanay – actually a recording name for Jacqueline Thibault, a hell of a great keyboardist but an artist the label thought would be better off billed as a man! The sound here is halfway between the spacey experiments of Brian Eno and Cluster, and some of the more ... (Rock) read moreCD
The never-heard follow-up to Laurence Vanay's Evening Colours album – material recorded in 1977, and appearing here for the first time ever – as part of Lion Production's wonderful exposition of work by the artist who was actually Jacqueline Thibault! As with Evening Colours, the style ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies, housed in a tip on jacket.)
A stunning little record from Wappasou – a French group who might be dubbed prog, but who work in much more organic territory overall! The tracks are long and stretched out, but never in a jamming way – and instead seem to flow magically from these core organ lines and acoustic ... (Rock) read moreCD
A couple of smooth numbers by this fatastic harmony group who only ever issued a couple singles on the MGM subsidiary Lion. Both numbers hit a righteous sweet soul harmony groove over some great soaring production touches! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Heaven might be a blast, but The Wilson McKinley are having a plenty good time on earth, too – really honing their craft for this obscure album of spirit-filled rock from the Seattle scene! The album's got the same gentle message of faith as the group's previous records, but also has the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Angkor Pop ... LP Highly Bongable/Lion (Australia), 2018. New Copy ...
Not a selection of pop music from Angkor, but instead a Cambodian tribute to Iggy Pop – served up here in a selection of contemporary recordings from that scene, each of which offers up a different vision of the famous shirtless one! Most of the songs are covers of tracks that Iggy recorded ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady brew of rare electronic tracks – and a package that's every bit as wonderful as the first Cold Waves volume! Like that set, this one really digs deep in the post-punk electronic underground – and features a lot of tracks that are appearing here on vinyl – either because ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Includes CD booklet-sized reproduction of issue 1 of fanzine Purple Twilight.)
The depths of the early 80s underground never fail to amaze us – because while the late 70s punk rock years are constantly being reissued and compiled, the electronic scene of just of a few years later is still so largely undiscovered! Part of the situation is that much of the work came out ... (Rock) read moreCD
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 ... (Rock) read moreCD
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 ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – comes with poster insert and reproduction of Issue 4 of Color Tapes fanzine "Purple Twilight" from 1985!)
A wicked collection of French prog and fusion from the start of the 70s – all with a jazzy or folky vibe that shows just how wonderfully warm the French scene was at the time – and how it could be very different than similar music coming from Germany, England, or Italy during the same ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album