A charming, joyous batch of tunes from Bossa IV – not really the bossa-sounding project you might assume from the name and from fact that Dusty Groove is stocking it, but a timeless and melodic batch of indie rock we'd put up there some of of the best of out there. This is Chicagoan Matthew ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bill Haley & His Comets —
Golden Hits ... LP Decca, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful little album from Tim Hardin – a live session that perfectly sums up all the brilliance of his previous two Verve records, but with an even more intimate, personal vibe! Hardin reprises some of his previous tunes, but also adds in a few more – and works with a very cool ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)
The second tripped-out set from Ars Nova – an under-remembered late 60s group who had a great talent for blending together a range of different styles! At some level, Ars Nova share qualities with some of the harder-jamming groups of their time – but they've also got a sound that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and clear tape on the seams.)
Gram Parsons —
GP ... LP Reprise, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
The seminal Gram Parsons solo debut, and arguably his most consistant post-Burritos album. GP is pretty much the record that put the country in country rock – with a sharp steel guitar cry throughout, an unpretentious proud/poor delivery, and those sweet harmonies with Emmylou Harris. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of pen on front.)
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label duophonic pressing, with A15 suffix. Cover has light wear and a center split in the spine.)
Merry Christmas from Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, and all the crew – as Cheap Trick make their way through a host of seasonal tunes and some great Christmas rock classics – plus a few new tunes of their own! The classic, catchy mode of the group is just right for the Holiday – and ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Long before Donnie Wahlberg was flipping burgers on TV, he was making spirits bright with Jordan Knight and the rest of the New Kids On The Block – captured here at the height of their youthful fame, in a special set of tracks for the Holidays! Most numbers are originals from producer ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever Christmas album by The Monkees – recorded in 2018, many decades after their famous show went off the air! The images on the front show a youthful version of the group – but the vocals are all by the aged members of the second fab four – which even means that Mike ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read moreCD
Christmas songs from the Japanese scene – served up here in a wonderful set of tracks produced by Goro Ito – who we've loved for his previous bossa-styled projects! There's definitely a Brazilian influence at work on a number of the tracks here – mixed with other playful modes ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool little Christmas single from the 60s – and one that's as weird as you'd guess from the image on the cover! The main side is a very offbeat take on "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" – one that's sung in a girl group mode, but one that's slightly strange overall – ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A beautiful Christmas present from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – a selection of Holiday tunes all recast with their tremendous harmony sound! The group are surprisingly great in this format – as their music always has this odd undercurrent of melancholy that really brings out ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read moreCD
The fantastic first solo album from Tom Verlaine – a set recorded shortly after the breakup of Television, but with a vibe that almost makes it feel like the group's third album! The songs are maybe a bit tighter, but no less creative – both from a lyrical and sonic perspective – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Totally rare, totally Trash-y holiday hi-fi cheer from the Trashmen – adding a strange garage charm to the 60s novelty Christmas template! "Dancin' With Santa" has a stripped down Phil Spector kind of vibe, with lots of chimes and soulful backing vocals behind the Trashmen's ... (Holiday Music, Rock)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light stains, bent corners, and a bit of marker on front.)
A legendary album from the Brit psych scene at the end of the 60s – and one of the few records from that time that's still completely mindblowing all these many years later! Twink is John Alden, who'd had already had years of work behind him before putting together this set – including ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mekons mid 80s masterpiece, one of greatest post punk albums of its time – of all time really! Fear & Whiskey has a reputation for pre-figuring the alt country genre – there's no denying the country and roots rock inspiration and the addition of a full time fiddler to the band ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's ... read moreCD
Harold Budd & Brian Eno —
Pearl ... LP EG, 1984. Near Mint- ...
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James Chance & The Contortions —
Buy ... LP Ze, 1979. Near Mint- ...
A punky funky no wave classic from James White – working here under the name of The Contortions, in a manner that's very similar to his Off White album! The tunes dip, turn, and kind of groove with a mad sort of art school energy – shifting easily between fast and frenetic playing, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great moment in the spotlight for the legendary Chicago bluesman Otis Spann – an artist who often appeared on records by bigger talents of his generation, but didn't always get to shine this brightly on his own! The album's a very reverent session that has Spann's piano and vocals ... (Blues, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
XIV ... LP Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ...
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)
Mott The Hoople —
Mott ... LP Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a small sticker.)
A late 60s masterpiece from The Pretty Things – beautifully baroque west coast psych pop, done in a style that links together the headier LA sound of Love with some of the more concept-driven work of the UK scene at the time! There's an undeniable power in the record – an energy that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great live Santana set, recorded in Japan in '73 and never released on vinyl in the US! The band here is at their peak, and this set features a nice large lineup that includes Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Doug Rauch, Armando Peraza, Jose Chepito Areas and Michael Shreve, plus Leon Thomas on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Friday Music pressing. Includes insert.)
A later Nurse With Wound project – an eerily beautiful one, in which 2 female voices are looped and layered to haunting, hypnotic effect! Echo Poeme – Sequence No 2 is a single, 48+ plus minute piece in which Nurse With Wound creative force Stephen Stapleton is credited as mixer, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing, #014/500, still in the resealable outer sleeve.)
Perhaps the most beloved of albums by Mercury Rev – and also their most unique! This is a band that was just about the least predictable group to appear on a major label during the early 90s "alternative" feeding frenzy – certainly one of those great bands whose influence and ... read moreCD
(Punch through barcode.)
Boys ... LP Nems (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ...
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
(Limited orange & black marbled vinyl pressing.)
King Crimson —
Red ... LP Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ...
One of the heaviest early King Crimson albums – a set that really has the group taking off even more than before – pushing the needles way into the red with their own sort of sonic intensity! The group's a trio this time around – with the legendary Robert Fripp on guitar, really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(DGM 200 gram UK pressing. Cover has a center split on the top seam.)
The last album in The White Stripes incredible late 90s to mid 00s run – and they really went out on an epic high note – one of their very best records! As kicked off by the classic title tune, this one goes on to be fully connected to their raw roots, but committed with a bigger, more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild little record from the hinterlands of rural Illinois in the early 80s – a set that's got a vibe that's quite different than most other albums of its time – more in a sunny, folksy, early 70s Cali mode than the darker sounds that were coming out of Chicago during the same stretch! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last slice of work to be released from the incredible Monks – a group of American servicemen who rocked the German scene in the mid 60s – and have gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The group's Polydor recordings have been issued and reissued many times – ... read moreCD
A groovy little collection that features a few previously-unissued tracks from the great early years of Hall & Oates at Atlantic Records – plus a few tracks from other label releases as well! The unissued numbers are all from 1973, and done with Arif Mardin's help in the studio – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a tracklist sticker.)
One of their better and funkier LPs from the old days, and with some nice cuts like "Night Child", "Song For Lee", and "Play On" – which have some nice grooves at the beginning. Not our usual bag, but some nice moments. LP, Vinyl record album
The fantastic fourth installment in the Coin Coin project by Matana Roberts – issued quite a few years after the third, but well worth the wait! Matana recently described herself as an "arts adventurer" – and that's a pretty great term for her role on the record, which is far ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fantastic fourth installment in the Coin Coin project by Matana Roberts – issued quite a few years after the third, but well worth the wait! Matana recently described herself as an "arts adventurer" – and that's a pretty great term for her role on the record, which is far ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
The fiery greatness of Stiff Little Fingers at their early best! The classic album wasn't released until '79, but it and the band itself should be acknowledged in the top tier of punk pioneers like Sex Pistols and The Clash, and coming from Belfast, SLF's political perspective at the time was just ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The trailblazing debut of Greg Sage and The Wipers – really one of the best punk/post punk records of the end of the 70s/start of the 80s – and a near-perfect balance of blazing guitar and surprisingly melodic, if still pretty raw vocal intensity. It's mostly full-speed ahead, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great collection – one that brings together material from the second chapter in the career of Tim Hardin – his overlooked material for Columbia Records, after his bigger fame at Verve! We love Tim here – he's darker and moodier, and really hits some different modes – on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last true masterpiece by the greatest rock band to ever come out of the late 70s and early 80s L.A. scene. More Fun In The New World serves in a lot of ways as X's upright middle finger to the early years of the Reagan era, with the anthemic opener "The New World", and the ballad ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massive amount of early work by The Animals – brought together in one overstuffed package with some unreleased tracks as well! The group here have a great rough sound – much more bluesy than in later years, which turns out to be a perfect setting for the young Eric Burdon – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Can singles? Seems like a very strange thing, given that the group that kicked off the prog generation were noted for their extended album jams – but the format actually works surprisingly well, and actually lets you focus in even more on their genius! These tracks deliver a short, compact ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album