Ian Carr with Nucleus —
Belladonna ... CD Vertigo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy ...
One of the heaviest electric sets from UK trumpeter Ian Carr – and that's really saying a lot, given how much heavy work he cut with his group Nucleus! The sound here is a groundbreaking mix of acoustic horns and keyboards – trumpet from Carr, and a mix of tenor, soprano, alto, and ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
The second album done by David Axelrod for The Electric Prunes – and arguably the best! The album's a bit unusual, in that none of the original Prunes were actually working on the session – and instead, Axlerod's almost fully at the helm – putting together the set in a way that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on maroon & white marbled 45 rpm vinyl!)
A never-issued album from the guitar genius Robbie Basho – material recorded at the same Vanguard Records sessions that produced his monumental albums Voice Of The Eagle and Zarthus, and every bit as great as the work that appeared on those records – and as the tracks on Basho's Takoma ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you ever needed a record to convince you that The Yardbirds are pure genius, this one is it! Roger The Engineer captures all that was great about the group at their start – their sharp guitars, their undeniable wit, and that really special way they had of turning their bluesy inspirations ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Epic. Cover has some wear & aging and a small stain on the top front.)
Killer early work from this legendary group – with titles that include "Jeff's Boogie", "Lost Woman", "Over Under Sideways Down", "Ever Since The World Began", "Turn Into Earth", "He's Always There", and "Hot House Of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with 1A matrix. Back cover and label on Side 2 have small initials in pen.)
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some waviness from moisture.)
A hell of a record from Supertramp – the set that catapulted them into global stardom after a late 70s run of really great, but overlooked albums! The album is a pure pop masterpiece all the way through – catchy tunes with slightly deeper ideas – a nice sense of striving in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key record in showcasing Frank Zappa's blend of complicated compositions and all-out jamming – that mix of hard rock and serious songwriting that would direct his energy for most of the 70s – yet still pretty darn raw at this point! The album's a live one – with some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. Cover has light surface wear, a split bottom seam and some edge wear. Vinyl has a press flaw that clicks at the beginning of "Billy The Mountain.")
Rolling Stones —
Some Girls ... LP Rolling Stones, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Way more than the disco cash-in some folks thought at the time – and a surprisingly classic set that perfectly sums up the late 70s Stones ethos – and, in a way, the vibe of a changing New York! Titles include "Miss You", "Beast Of Burden", "Shattered", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp, in the die-cut cover with original all faces inner sleeve. Cover is in nice shape!)
If ... LP Capitol, 1970. Very Good+ ...
One of the greatest jazz rock albums to come out of the British scene at the end of the 60s – a record that's filled with tight changes, bluesy overtones, and some wonderfully choppy moments – all played by a legendary lineup that includes Terry Smith on guitar, John Healing on organ, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
PJ Harvey at peak power! This one came at a point in her career when she'd hit such stylistically varied high points earlier on, it's hard to imagine what she could've done to surprise long time fans or impress the critics as much as before – and she hits the mark by diverting expectations ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime album from the great Bobbie Gentry – and maybe her strongest full-length set recorded during the classic Capitol years! The title's "sweete" is a hillbilly play on the word "suite" – and the album definitely works as an extended suite of tracks – ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful example of the really special sort of instrumental record that was coming out of Japan in the early 80s – music that's spare and minimal, but quite different than any sort of similar projects from other parts of the globe! Satoshi Ashikawa creates sounds in ways that resonate ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Loud sounds from the late 60s – served up by a bunch of groups who were undeniable precursors to changes in rock to come! Includes work by The Remains, Spats, The Other Half, Kenny & The Kasuals, The Hombres, Woolies, Uniques, Harbinger Complex, and Mouse & The Traps! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear, but looks nice overall.)
A slightly different sound than previously from The Flock – a set that brings in some sweet Hammond organ to the group's mix of jazzy horns and freewheeling guitar and violin – all in a way that even makes the whole thing better than before! The organ is never too jamming, but used at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original trifold pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)
One of the most classic albums of the 70s – a never-ending hit that's continued to inspire generations! Back in the early years of punk, we were thinking that Rumours was a record that would pass by quickly – but it turns out to have a fair bit more staying power than Never Mind The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Burbank label pressing in the textured cover. Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and an unglued bottom seam.)
Includes the classic "I'd Love To Change The World" – plus "One Of These Days", "Once There Was A Time", "Uncle Jam", "Here They Come", "Over The Hill", "Let The Sky Fall", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Fleetwood Mac —
Tusk ... LP Warner, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP ...
Overblown for its time, and almost crushed under its own weight – but a record that's lasted surprisingly well over the years! Titles include "Sara", "Tusk", "Walk A Thin Line", "That's Enough For Me", "Brown Eyes", "Save Me A Place" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes all inner sleeves. Cover has light wear. Vinyl has a small mark that clicks during "Over & Over" but plays fine otherwise.)
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Y- Y- Y- Y- Y- Y- Y-eah, this is one of best art rock albums of all time – the Eno produced full length debut of Devo – the caustic, sarcastic and fun soundtrack to society's devolution! There's nothing we don't love about Devo at this point, from their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a slightly bent corner.)
A hell of a debut from The B-52s – and a record that's become surprisingly timeless over the years, despite a retro-styled approach by the group! These guys aren't the silly group of later years here – and instead, they've got this moody darkness that's wonderful – a re-envisioned ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later beige label pressing. Label has a name in pen. Cover has light staining along the bottom seam.)
A great sophomore set from The Pretenders – one that almost lives up to the dark intensity of their debut – and which certainly continues the group's initial legacy in all the right ways! The album's got a few sweeter moments, but also balances things out with more of Chrissie Hynde's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light surface wear and a faded corner.)
(In the original embossed cover, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued bottom seam and half unglued top seam.)
Paul McCartney —
McCartney II ... LP MPL/Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Paul McCartney has left Wings behind for this record – but in their place he's come up with a wonderful new approach – serving up all the instruments himself, as he did on the first album titled Paul McCartney – but also using more electronics than before, which makes for some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US white label promo! Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Titles include "Meet Me In The Morning", "Shelter From The Storm", "Idiot Wind", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If You See Her, Say Hello", "Buckets Of Rain", and "Tangled Up In Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
A great mix of material here – earlier classics and some tracks recorded in 1971! Titles include the nwer cuts "I Shal Be Released", "You Ain't Goin Nowhere", and "Down In The Flood" – plus "A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall", "She Belongs To ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear. Labels have initials in marker.)
The Beatles at their late best – on 1968's self-titled set – now immortalized as The White Album! The White Album capped offed a period of intense creativity for the band with a double that's as freewheeling as anything they'd ever release. It's got raw rockers with wry lyricism, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s US "Mfd By Apple" pressing, includes the portraits and poster! Cover is in beautiful shape!)
A pivotal album for Bob Dylan – a record that continues the Nashville experiment of Blonde On Blonde, but which compresses it a bit more – almost like he's re-folding the electric energy back into the darkness of the spare sound of Times They Are A-Changin! Bob plays guitar, harmonica, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light edge wear.)
A really tremendous batch of dark-themed tunes from the American underground of the 70s – a treasure trove of under-discovered acts who were all inspired by the deeper brooding of the Led Zep and Black Sabbath generation! Unlike later manifestations from the indie scene, the work here isn't ... read moreCD
An early breakthrough for ZZ Top – a raucous hard electric blues rock classic that was popular at the time, if not critically beloved – finally getting its deserved respect nowadays for timeless grit and groove! The opening couple of classics "Waitin' For The Bus" and "Jes ... read moreCD
Really incredible work from the early version of Fleetwood Mac – a set that has them moving past the straighter blues of their roots, but not yet in the smooth territory of later 70s fame – music that's awash in the mindblowing guitar work of Peter Green! The pacing and song structure ... read moreCD
An essential collection of punk and new wave singles – features "Whole Wide World" by Wreckless Eric, "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" by Ian Dury & The Blockheads, "Another Girl Another Planet " by Only Ones, "Because The Night" by Patti ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and a cutout notch.)
Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa) —
Freak Out ... CD Ryko, 1966. Used ...
A fabulous furry freakout from Frank Zappa – the start of a legendary run in the late 60s – and a record that is still as mindblowing now as it was all those many years back! There's a deadpan quality to the vocals that's unlike anything other groups were trying for at the time – ... read moreCD
Sweet smooth grooves from Sea Level – a killer crossover 70s group, one with roots in the Allman Brothers, but a sound that's much more wide-reaching overall! This sublime album is an AOR classic – a set that graced countless collections back in the day, thanks to a warm blend of rock ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Dick Heckstall-Smith & John Stevens —
Bird In Widnes ... CD Konnex (Germany), 1993. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature ... read moreCD
An iconic early cover image from The Beatles – with iconic early music to match! The tunes are short, tuneful, and undeniably great – that sound that instantly set the group apart from just about all of their contemporaries. Titles include "It Won't Be Long", "All My ... read moreCD
The group's half-soul, half-rock – and plays with some righteous touches that include a bit of jazzy riffing and the occasional reggae undercurrent. Carol Stallings lays down some great lead vocals on a few tracks, and Leon Patillo seems to lead the group on keyboards and male vocals – ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and a promo sticker.)