A critical comeback album for Dylan – who never really went away, he was just floundering a bit commercially and critically for a number of years – one that set him up to ride high again for years to come! This is his second album working with producer Daniel Lanois, who helmed the ... read moreCD
Great late 60s work from Ronnie Von – an under-appreciated Brazilian rocker, and one with a sound that sits nicely between the Jovem Guarda generation and some of the headier groups to come in the 70s! There's a nice array of psychedelic influences at play here – strong echoes of ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Hampton Grease Band —
Music To Eat ... CD Shotput/Columbia, 1971. Used 2 CDs ...
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The landmark album from Hampton Grease Band – a group who were every bit as weird and wonderful as contemporaries like Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa – and who work here with a similar sense of wit and freeplay in their instrumentation! Given that the group originally had some blues ... read moreCD
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
The origins of space rock – served up here in an excellent collection of early work from Hawkwind! At the time of these sides, the group was unlike anyone else – not really prog or psych, but also not in the territory of all the later generations they'd inspire – truly an act who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost treasure from the post-Krautrock years of the German scene – a lesser-known album on the Sky Records label – more famously home to Moebius and Rodelius – both of whom would be a good comparison for this album as well! Dorothea Raukes handles all the music on waves of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram red vinyl pressing, limited to 500 copies.)
A groovy set put together by Reprise – featuring an early Warner single by Sonny & Cher – plus more by The Lettermen, The Blendells, and solo Bill Medley away from The Righteous Brothers! LP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Wearin That Loved On Look", "Only The Strong Survive", "Power Of My Love", "I'm Movin On", "In The Ghetto", and "Long Black Limousine". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram black vinyl remaster on Friday Music.)
Hey Joe ... CD Mira/One Way, Late 60s. Used ...
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To most folks in the world, this classic LA garage band will always be remembered for their incredible version of "Hey Joe" – done in a rolling Love-esque sweeping guitar version that still sounds incredibly fresh. To Dusty Groove customers, though, this album's always in demand ... read moreCD
(Recent reissue on Dark Entries, including the insert and DVD.)
Out There ... CD Blue Thumb/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ...
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Lesser-known work by Love – recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together tracks from the albums Out Here and False Start – both of which feature the band moving back to basics, working in a harder rocking ... read moreCD
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Broadway address and Porky/Pecko Duck etches, SD 7208. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
The steely cover's an apt one – as New Order have still largely held onto their edge here – those raspy guitars and moodier moments that first marked their early work – all elements that keep things compelling amidst some of the more tuneful moments of the songs! There's ... read moreCD
The group had some lineup changes for Traveler's Time, but the lumbering rhythms and heavy organ grooves are as solid as ever! Titles include "Street Without A Name", "By Way Of You", "Diana", "Across The Land Of Light", "The Offering" and more. ... read moreCD
A very unusual early moment for The Beatles – a record issued in the US not on Capitol, but on the Chicago soul imprint Vee Jay Records – a company who reportedly took the group on as a favor to EMI, because they wanted to release a set by Frank Ifeld! LP, Vinyl record album
(Unofficial black label bracket logo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
One of the coolest concepts ever for a 60s rock record – and maybe one of the standout sets from The Turtles! The album is set up as a "Battle Of The Bands" – one that has the group pretending to be a different ensemble from track to track on the record, either Natures ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and lightly bent corner.)
The album that really broke the B52s out of the box – the one that took them from being an underground favorite in the clubs and the party scene, to being the kind of group that finally got the exposure they deserved! Of course, some of the help here comes from superproducers Nile Rodgers ... read moreCD
Moody and Moogy prog pop from Truch – a Malaysian group that with a sound that crosses all regional and aural boundries – really catchy and sweet stuff! The vocals are in English and have a bit of lilting soft rock aesthetic – and the tunes often have swirling Moog passages in ... read moreCD
Features the completely sublime "Wild World" – plus "Longer Boats", "Father & Son", "On The Road To Find Out", "Miles From Nowhere", "Where Do The Children Play", "Hard Headed Woman", and "Sad Lisa". LP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Shake", "Respect", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" by Otis Redding – and "Like A Rolling Stone", "Rock Me Baby", and "Wild Thing" by Jimi Hendrix. (Soul, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. NOTE: Cover has heavy moisture staining, with flaking and split seams.)
The swaggering, hard grooving and hard rocking debut of Aerosmith! While "Dream On" gets as much or more rock radio play than any song should ever need, it's actually pretty easy to overlook just how good the rest of the record is. They may borrow the bluesy swagger of the Stones and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in the larger group photo cover which has moderate ring and ede wear with some seam splitting.)
Emerge ... LP Probe/ABC, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ...
Heavy fuzzed out psychedelia from the late 60s Twin Cities scene – the wild and hard charging Emerge from The Litter – with a heft that would be just as right at home in Detroit at the time as it was in Minneapolis! A lot of that has to due to with the heft – the drums pound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover, missing insert. Cover has moisture staining along the bottom 3 inches.)
A huge one for Depeche Mode – an album that laid the ground work for pretty much all their big records to come! Some Great Reward has a couple of the group's best remembered songs, and it holds up really well. Itt's a record that helped them further strengthen a devoted fan base that would ... read moreCD
A surprisingly strong little record from My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – one of the best-remembered groups of the late Wax Trax years, and for good reason, given a record like this! The set shows that the group are more than just a happy accident between samples and beats in the studio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered "Hell-Fire" colored vinyl edition. Limited to 900 copies.)
A special vinyl sampler from Frank Zappa – intended to point the way towards the big run of releases that would soon come on CD under the same title! The set brings together some of the best of that enterprise – and features live performances from 1969 through 1984 – all mastered ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited transparent yellow & red heavyweight vinyl – pressed by Pallas!)
Not a classic Battle Of The Bands – but a contemporary record that follows a very similar format – given that the tracks here were all pulled from the Wick Records singles issued by Daptone Records! As Daptone is a powerhouse of classic funk and soul, Wick is more tuned to vintage ... (Funky Compilations, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited black swirl vinyl pressing – includes download!)
A collection of hard to find psych tracks from the Brazilian scene – a set that features a few cuts from back in the day, plus more contemporary work that really continues the tradition in a great way! Titles include "Ancient Truth" by Mauricio Mestro with Nana Vasconcelos, "El ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're not sure The Specials ever issued a dub plate back in the day – but this cool little record makes you feel like you're holding some lost 2 Tone relic from the glory days of the group! The set features three special mixes – dubs of "Why" and "Gangsters" – ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A key American live set from The Who – a guitar-smashing performance that really established the group on our side of the Atlantic! This set marks the first time the live material has ever appeared on vinyl – at least legally – and the whole thing is searing genius from the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-chosen batch of rare garage rock gems from the 60s – rare work from labels that include Stax, Fantasy, Original Sound, and Vanguard – including three never-issued tracks! The choice of material is great, and the whole thing features notes from producer Alec Palao – a name ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 70s album from The Stones, but one with a 60s-looking cover – and for good reason too, as the set features a whole host of unissued gems from their first decade in the studio! The package is a great reminder of how strong the group were at the start – so much so that the set ended up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real gem for fans of Rory Gallagher – and a very unique recording that sees the light of day here for the first time ever! The set features Rory playing acoustic, doing a performance in a radio studio in Cleveland in 1972 – a very different setting than some of his albums of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really beautiful package, even by the standards of the Grateful Dead box set series – as the lavish LP release features 9 records' worth of music, and an etched 10th side – all newly mastered from the soundboard tapes of this famous performance! The set boasts jamming versions of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pivotal mid 80s Depeche Mode – the record where the lyrical heaviness started to really define where the group would go from here – marrying emotionally raw words with nascent darkness tinged dance pop – and some eerie slower songs, too. Includes "Black Celebration", ... read moreCD
Gregg Allman —
Laid Back ... LP Capricorn, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ...
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Greg Allman's excellent solo debut – all the more impressive given that it came out just weeks apart from the Allman Brothers' classic Brothers & Sisters – here's a southern rock legend stepping out and showing different sides of his immense talent around the same time his band was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge record in its day – a set that took all the underground Brit indie psych revival modes, and found a way to spring them on the mainstream on both sides of the Atlantic! Not a huge hit in its day, but hugely influential – and a record that points the way towards sounds so many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing with SRC stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)