An early masterpiece from Frank Zappa – one of those records that looks like it's going to be a big ol' mess when you first see the cover – but which turns out to be a carefully calculated act of madness in the end! The Mothers have all their freeform freaky brilliance intact here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some surface wear, a peeled spot from sticker removal, and clear tape on the spine.)
Sublime sneering work from the great Richard Hell – a key album in the evolution of punk on the US scene! The record marks a huge shift after Hell left Television – harder, nastier sounds – almost on a par with the Dead Boys on Sire, but a bit more artistic too – especially ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with Sterling stamp, including the printed inner sleeve with poly liner attached. Cover has light wear, a bumped corner, and clear tape on the spine.)
A work of incredible brilliance – a lost treasure from the late 80s that's been one of our favorite records for years! The album's quite different than most other work by David Sylvian – not nearly as open-ended and loose as his more experimental, soundscape-like projects – nor ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
Velvet Underground —
Loaded ... LP Cotillion, 1970. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The end of the road for the Velvet Underground – but a set that's also one of the group's best-remembered albums too! The record marked a big shift for the group – a move to Atco from Verve, continuing to work without John Cale – and the sound is possibly more rockish and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cotillion pressing with Broadway address. Cover has light wear and clear tape on the spine.)
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never-heard sounds from an Oregon group of the 60s – material recorded between 1967 and 1969, and never issued at the time – even though the quality is plenty darn high! The set bills the tracks as "unreleased garage rock" – but honestly, there's a richer quality to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge amount of music from Sonny & Cher – a set that not only includes three full albums, but also every one of their singles for Atco Records too! First up is Look At Us – a fantastic moment in 60s pop – and the record that forever launched the duo of Sonny & Cher upon ... read moreCD
Never-heard sounds from an Oregon group of the 60s – material recorded between 1967 and 1969, and never issued at the time – even though the quality is plenty darn high! The set bills the tracks as "unreleased garage rock" – but honestly, there's a richer quality to the ... read moreCD
A pair of records that really show the evolution of The Rascals – back to back in a single set! See is harder rocking and almost deeper soul than before for the group – and a tremendous evolution in the music of The Rascals – light years past the pop hits of a few years before! ... read moreCD
The 2 great albums by Big Star – back-to-back on CD! #1 Record is simply one of the best rock albums of the 70s – partly remembered as a defining moment in power pop, but to us there's a depth of emotion here that goes way beyond chords and choruses, and sinks into our very souls every ... read moreCD
Television may be long gone, but Tom Verlaine has lost none of his edge – and instead has almost emerged as one of the most mature singer/songwriters on the New York scene – an underground-to-mainstream poet to match the skills of Lou Reed and Patti Smith! The album's got a vibe that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, with poly liner attached. Cover has some edge wear and clear tape on the spine.)
Offbeat sounds from the heartland – recorded in the late 60s and early 70s, with a surprising array of amazing music from Iowa – some of it from the Electronic Music Studio at the University Of Iowa! (Out Sound, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a bumped corner and clear tape on the spine.)
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark ... read moreCD
Wonderful stuff from Frank Zappa – a set that still has all the freak-out feel of the early years, yet which also shows a real maturation in his arrangement styles as well! The instrumentation is fantastic – not just great guitar from Frank, but heavy keyboards from George Duke, slide ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bizarre pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
Landmark work from The Dead Kennedys – and maybe still one of the greatest punk records to ever come from the American scene! There's so much here that so many other records are missing – razor-sharp instrumentation, a great sense of pacing, and most importantly, a biting wit that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing on Cherry Red/Ariston. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
The third in a series of unearthed archival release of treasures by 60s folk singer, guitarist and banjo player Karen Dalton from Delmore Recordings – and it's also the third completely beautiful and revelatory Karen Dalton release from Delmore Recordings! For years, Dalton was best known by ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and 8" X 10" color portrait.)
The second and arguably best Stooges album – and one of the most influential rock albums ever! On Fun House Iggy & the Ashetons took what essentially started as blues-based guitar skronk, set it on fire and shot it straight into the stratosphere. As if the instrumental maelstrom wasn't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing with MR/Artisan stamp and MON etch, including the black Elektra inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)
M Geddes Gengras —
Ishi ... LP Leaving, 2014. Near Mint- ...
Moody ambient synth explorations from M Geddes Gengras! Mood-wise, Ishi is a bit reminiscent of the benchmark electronic ambient experimental albums of the 70s, like Tangerine Dream, with 3 long pieces that start fairly calm and pastoral, with slow-building, thickening atmosphere, before easing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly sounds from Kate Bush – a record that has her continuing to refine her style, and find a place for her music that's completely without reference to any other scene! There's definitely a few catchy numbers in the mix, but Kate's so confident, she hardly needs to try for commercial ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw postpunk electronics from OMD – not necessarily as dark as work from groups like Cabaret Voltaire or early Human League, but with a nicely stripped down feel that showed that the punk ethos could be filtered down to the world of Kraftwerk and some of the more overblown electronicists of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Epic in the grey cover, with light wear.)
Love & Rockets —
Express ... LP Big Time, 1986. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The second album from Love & Rockets – and the biggest step away from the heavy goth moodiness of Bauhaus to date – but it's still got a distinctive, nocturnal vibe, even if the melodies have some poppier strains. The mix of dissonant touches with straight forward melodies and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The sprawling 1970 Self Portrait from Dylan – a record that caps off the most unpredictable period of his career – a mix of classic level Dylan originals and some really interesting choices of covers. A 2LP set with "Let It Be Me", "Days Of 49", "Alberta ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
As great of a rock & roll album as there's ever been! It's impossible to describe this record without sounding like a blow hard, but you really can't overstate what these four goony guys from Queens accomplished. 30-odd years of the most visceral pop music concentrated into 2 minute, 3 chord ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A milestone in the adventurous folk rock canon of the early 70s – and the first of 2 incredible albums by Judee Sill for Asylum Records! Judee Sill the album isn't quite as grandly arranged of a set as her slightly more country-leaning Heart Food opus that followed a couple years later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo with PR/AT etches! Cover has a promo "Suggested Cuts" sticker with some pen, light wear, bent top right corner, and partially unglued bottom seam.)
Some of the most dancefloor-oriented work the Clash ever recorded – and though "Rock The Casbah" may well have been the biggest hit ever by the group it's a darn catchy little tune with a Middle East theme that was kind of kitschy at the time, but more relevant than ever now! " ... (Soul, Rock)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
One of the greatest albums from The Kinks – the kind of material that pulled them strongly past their bluesy, garagey roots – into a role that has them giving some of the clearest, keenest visions of 20th Century British society – with all of its joys and worries! The tunes here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set – with 3LPs, 5CDs, 3 7 inche singles and hardcover book!)
Classic work from this jamming band that did such a good job of freaking out familiar tunes! Titles include "Season Of The Witch", "You Keep Me Hanging On", "Shotgun", "Some Velvet Morning", "Ticket To Ride", "Take Me For A Little While", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fourth album from Roxy Music – and quite possibly their best to date! The album has the group moving strongly past the Eno years, into a tighter framework that still contains many of the darker themes of earlier records. Ferry's lead vocals are incredibly majestic – rising to ... read moreCD
The great city of Boston lost Babe Ruth in 1920, and it was pretty much all downhill until the Modern Lovers showed up at the end of the 60s. The two chord proto-punk, pomposity-busting brilliance of Jonathan Richman and his organ-heavy (courtesy of pre-Talking Head Jerry Harrison) Modern Lovers ... read moreCD
Crazy rhythms, joyous postpunk, frenetically catchy melodies – and to put it all simply, one of the best albums of its time! The jittery guitars by Glenn Mercer and Bill Million pretty much pave the way for indie rock guitar for the 2 decades to come, all of the oddball additional percussion ... read moreCD
Sonic Youth's best ever – bringing the earlier, noisier impulses into an anthemic rock realm prefectly! This album looms as heavily over indie rock to come as just about any one album we can think of. . .shoot, just the first 2 songs do that! Perfection. Includes "Teen Age Riot" ... read moreCD
A record that's way more than just "again" – that is, a recap of the first Buffalo Springfield classic – as the set not only has the group really exploding forward, but also the individual members taking these strong steps on their own that really point towards their big ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pre-Muswell Hillbillies, but taking a turn towards the folksier and rootsier sound that they used in their first few albums of the 70s. The strength here is that the band is still working off the lean style forged on Village Green Preservation Society – and most of the cuts have a great ... read moreCD
The second and arguably best Stooges album – and one of the most influential rock albums ever! On Fun House Iggy & the Ashetons took what essentially started as blues-based guitar skronk, set it on fire and shot it straight into the stratosphere. As if the instrumental maelstrom wasn't ... read moreCD
What can we say? This is truly one of the best, and certainly one of the smartest albums to ever come out of the west coast punk scene, and maybe even the entire history of rock music. John and Exene's Beats-inspired tales of late 70s and early 80s lust, greed, compromise, and decay are as ... read moreCD
Some great early 80s pop groove material from Human League – less of the colder synth of before, and more of the warmer soul-based sound that worked surprisingly well for the group! The EP features a number of tracks that fell between the LPs – including the extended version of their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —
Laughter ... LP Stiff, 1980. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A classic set from the legendary Ian Dury & The Blockheads! Ian's gravelly-voiced stories and gibberish are backed by loose, funky and sarcastic post disco/soul backing by the Blockheads – in a mad mix of styles that had a huger audience than anyone might have expected at the time. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
If anybody could take a great tune and make it better, it was The Ventures – as you'll hear on this album's killer version of "Hawaii Five O" – as well as a host of other groovy goodies too! The set's still got the core sound of the quartet – loads of fuzzy guitars ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lothar & The Hand People —
Space Hymn ... LP Capitol, Late 60s. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A great little group – with music as wonderful as their name! Lothar & The Hand People sprung out of the post-folk years of the mid 60s – bringing together styles that had an earthier touch, with others that shared more in the proto-psyche of the time, and which also had a bit of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label pressing.)
Robin Trower —
BLT ... LP Chrysalis, 1981. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Their second live LP, with "Psycho Killer", "Swamp", "Slippery People", "Burning Down The House", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Once In A Lifetime", "What A Day That Was", 'Life During Wartime" and "Take Me To The River" ... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a very light stain and some wear along the bottom.)
La De Da's —
La De Da's ... CD Philips/EMI (New Zealand), Mid 60s. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Great work from this groovy New Zealand group of the 60s! CD
One of their best! After a tumultous tour for Tim, Bob Stinson left the band and they essentially recorded Pleased To Meet Me as a trio as far as the core band goes, but went down to Memphis to record with Jim Dickinson, and too our ears, that little bit of southern swagger, as paired with The ... read moreCD
(Out of print 2008 Deluxe Edition with loads of bonus tracks!)
Tangerine Dream —
Atem ... CD Castle, 1973. Used ...
4 disc promotional set from EMI – features music by James Hardway, Red Snapper, Plone, Boards Of Canada, Enya, Nightmares On Wax, Cafe Tacuba, St Germain, Buscemi, Stereo MC's, the Away Team, and more. (New Grooves, Rock)CD