Dylan & The Dead come together in the late 80s – touring together for quite a while and here with Dead backing Dylan on classics like "All Along The Watchtower", "Slow Train", "Gotta Serve Somebody", "Joey", "Knocking On Heaven's Door" and ... read moreCD
A heavy effort from Motorhead that started a new phase for the metal pioneers – their only record with ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson in the group! A few of the songs are the oud, fast, blistering Motorhead at their most incendiary – and on the other tracks they're a bit more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, February 7-10, 1983. A HUGE amount of material! Includes the tracks "Say Hello", "Walk The Dog", "Violin Solo", "Closed Circuits", "For A Large And Changing Room", "Pictures Of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes all the inner sleeves in great shape. Box has been flattened a bit at the top seam and spine, in great shape otherwise.)
13th Floor Elevators —
Live ... CD International Artists/Decal (UK), 1968. Used ...
A young singer, but one with a heck of a voice – working here with tight American arrangements from Sammy Lowe, Marty Manning, Charlie Calello, and Teacho Wiltshire! (Vocalists, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
A really cool little record – really well-penned tunes by Robert Stapleton, sung by a few different singers, but all with a hip vibe that rivals some of the smartest work of its sort from the time! The set's almost ready for a major label debut – but has a nicely down to earth vibe, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover has some staining and peeling on the bottom.)
Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil Sudderberg —
Largest Afternoon ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy ...
A set that's brimming over with improvising jazz talent – but one that's an especially great reminder of the guitar genius of the great Arto Lindsay! Lindsay is amazing here – playing with energy to match the brilliance of Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee – which is really saying a ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
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 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 last of the "revival" King Crimson from the early 80s – featuring the lineup that included Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, and Tony Levin. The style is fairly academic, but Belew's presence still gives the record a bit of heart – something that Fripp had trouble ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Essential neo psych post punk from Robyn Hitchcock & The Soft Boys. While we defy anyone to convince us that a better rock & roll song than "I Wanna Destroy You" came out in 1980, the whole album is really great! There's something of a sinister undercurrent to the to the songs ... read moreCD
One of the deepest digs into the 60s girl group scene we've ever seen – a package that not only gets way way past the big hits of the time, but also provides much better sound and way more context than the sorts of dodgy CDr collections that have spotted the market for years! It's great to ... read moreCD
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Chicago scene of the 70s – an unreleased gem from Medusa – a group who really know how to go head to head with some of the most frenetic acts of their generation! The set's got a blistering array of guitars right up front in the mix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Numero Group does it again – and manages to pull together all the best bits from the crucially overlooked powerpop scene in the Land Of Lincoln – a wealth of wonderful groups from the 70s and 80s, all of whom recorded great indie sounds in Illinois! Sure, you've heard of Cheap Trick, ... read moreCD
One of the early classics – with cuts that include "Almost Blue", "You Little Fool", "Man Out Of Time", "Beyond Belief", "Tears Before Bedtime", and "Shabby Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Joni Mitchell —
Blue ... LP Reprise, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A peak album for Joni and genuinely one of the greatest singer-singwriter albums of the 70s, if not ever, all the greater for the intimacy of the songs and beauty of her voice! Perfect isn't a word you want to throw around too often, but Joni Mitchell's Blue might be one of the rare perfect albums. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing, including the blue inner sleeve. Cover has light shelf wear at the bottom seam.)
George Michael —
Faith ... LP Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly nice solo set – with the classic "Rough Boys", plus "Cat's In The Cupboard", "Let My Love Open The Door", "Jools & Jim", "A Little Is Enough", and "I Am An Animal". LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful early 70s debut LP from a then 20-year-old, Halifax reared Catherine Howe – produced and arranged by US jazz pianist Bobby Scott in a mode that manages to feel lush and opulent while never belying Catherine's warmth, intimacy and maturity – and quite possibly the best ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
An overlooked early 80s gem from Thomas Dolby – a beautifully mellow album that comes across with less of the quirky pop touches of his earlier work! The Dolby heard here is almost in an Eno/Green World mode – mixing electronics with evocative lyrics – at a level that's a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the undeniable mainstream treasures of the 80s – the second album from Prefab Sprout, and a masterpiece of gentle soul that forever changed the sound of adult pop! The rhythms are a bit more straightforward than on the group's debut – and they're working with less of the quirky ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key part of the initial tremendous legacy of X – one of the greatest run of records that any group could ever hope for! This third set has the group honing and refining their sound even more – losing none of their roots in the LA hardcore scene, but also inflecting their sound with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Everything But The Girl —
Idlewild ... LP Blanco Y Negro/Sire, 1988. Near Mint- ...
Everything But The Girl – smack dab in the middle of a great run during the 80s! The style here moves a bit more towards conventional pop – but there's a depth that still lives up to the group's initial genius – songwriting that's gently expressive, but never overdone – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest albums of the 60s – and the first album in Donovan's legendary run with producer Mickie Most! The sound here is light years away from the heavy Dylan of Donovan's first recordings – and is steeped in eastern influences that sparkle in both the songwriting and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last in the classic run of Steeleye Span albums to feature the mighty Ashley Hutchings on bass – and a set that also has the group adding in a bit of Irish repertoire to their exploration of ancient English modes – but all in their fantastic blend of ancient and modern elements. If ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s UK pressing on Mooncrest, in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has some shelf wear at the bottom seam.)
The last album of the 70s by Little Feat – and it's a strange one! On one hand, Little Feat is revisiting some of their country rock and New Orleans-inspired songs of years past – as well as the self-conciously oddball humor. But they're also working in a tighter, leaner and cleaner ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Human League —
Hysteria ... LP Virgin/A&M, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A bit later in the classic range for Human League – but still pretty darn great! By this point, Phil Oakey and crew are heading straight for the dancefloor on most numbers – hitting a bassy, slightly funky style that almost comes off like Gang Of Four around the same period – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late triumph for Dylan, and solidly delivering on the promise of his return to excellence on Time Out Of Mind a few years earlier – setting foot into the new millennium by hitting even higher point in a pretty incredible comeback period! Dylan produces himself here, credited as Jack Frost, ... read moreCD
Two of Capitol's biggest late 60s stars on a single album – working with backings from Al De Lory – on titles that include "Sunday Mornin", "Mornin Glory", "Terrible Tangled Web", "Less Of Me", "Gentle On My Mind", "My Elusive ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album