As warm and wonderful of a late 60s singer songwriter effort as we can imagine wanting to hear in the late 60s mainstream – so it's fitting that James Taylor was signed with the Beatles' Apple Records for this excellent self-titled album! The lyrics chronicle a troubled soul, but man, did ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 the amended inner sleeve.)
The second part of this famous concert soundtrack recording, and still with lots of essential material – a full side of Jimi Hendrix performances, plus more from Jefferson Airplain, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Melanie, Mountain, Canned Heat, and Butterfield Blues Band – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the spine and some light wear.)
Ten Years After —
Undead ... LP Deram, 1968. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A searing live document of the magic of Ten Years After – recorded at London's Klooks Kleek as a great example of the kind of sound that got the group a huge amount of attention before they were even signed to a record label! The sound's still got some of the bluesy influences that both the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)
Tommy ... LP Decca, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
An amazing moment from The Who – and from the UK rock scene in general – as Tommy is one of the most fully-conceived concept albums ever recorded – a masterful effort that's still pretty hard to match all these many years later! Pete Townshend really knocked it out of the park ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Decca pressing, including booklet. Cover has edge wear, surface wear, and a small split on the top right corner.)
David Byrne brings his love of funk and soul to the forefront – tightening things up a bit from before, but still staying strongly in a classic Talking Heads groove! The record's possibly the last of the group's initial classic run, and has a surprisingly soulful feel at times – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a spot of adhesive residue on the bottom corner, but looks great otherwise.)
A landmark moment – both for Brian Eno, and for experimental music in general! Although Eno began his solo run with some searing, guitar-heavy records that were even wilder than his early work with Roxy Music – he also began experimenting with more sensitive aspects of sound on albums ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A burnt weeny sandwich from Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – and a record that shows just how far they'd come in just a few short years! In a way, the record feels almost like a summation of all the best ideas that Frank had come up with in the studio – some serious musical ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee Michaels —
5th ... LP A&M, 1971. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a name in pen, light wear, and a small stain on the spine.)
The incredible second major label album from Beck – and if there was any lingering suspicion that Mellow Gold was just a "Loser" fueled one hit wonder, Odelay absolutely smashed it away on this one and laid the foundation for a lasting legacy. Perhaps the apex of Dust Brothers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw early work from Them – a group that's plenty gritty at this point in their career, with a young Van Morrison sounding bold and soulful in the lead! If you only know Van's later, sweeter tones, you'll really be surprised here – as he's got this style that's heavily influenced by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US mono pressing. NOTE – The portion with their photo has been cut out and is missing from the front cover. Vinyl looks great however.)
Boy, does the heavy slab psychedelic sludge grooves of Blue Cheer ever sound wonderful, even more than 40 years since it originally walked the earth! Outsideinside hit not too long after the classic Vincebus Eruptem, and damned if we can determine why it's not as celebrated as the debut. That ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing. Cover has edge wear, some splitting on the spine, and a wrinkled bottom corners.)
The incredible solo debut of Paul McCartney – and a record that already leaps ahead from The Beatles in so many amazing ways! There's an up-close, intimate vibe to some of these songs that's really amazing – a sense of happiness that Paul never seemed to have in the Beatles' later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rarest albums from Rare Earth – and one of the funkiest, too – an obscure soundtrack release from the end of the 60s, and a set that maybe has the group taking off in wilder directions than some of their other records of the time! Some tracks are nice and long, and the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the wildest records of the early 70s – and it's still pretty darn hard to argue with the power of this one – even if the meddling of the producers is nearly as legendary as the album itself! There's still such a manic energy to the original release mix – one that clearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia —
Hooteroll? ... LP Douglas, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Forget what you think about Jerry Garcia, because this is a sweet batch of funky organ tunes! Jerry's on guitar, but the real star of the scene is Howard Wales – who runs the session with a laidback feel that's partly like Jimmy Smith on early Blue Note, Larry Young on later Blue Note, and ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Brazilian rock classic! The band had a very sophisticated sound that mixes nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting, and great vocal work that carries ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album from the mid 70s, but one that's got an almost timeless sort of vibe – given that it was recorded in the ancient language of Occitan, and set to instrumentation with lots of lightly folksy touches, and a fair bit of jazz-styled phrasing too! The mix almost gives the set the feel of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An airy, atmospheric classic from Brian Eno – as you might guess from the title – a record that fits in very strongly with his initial Ambient series of albums, but which was also used to accompany a documentary film on the Apollo space flights! Despite that soundtrack use, though, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Beatles at their late best – on a self-titled set that's been long immortalized as The White Album! The White Album capped offed a period of intense creativity for the band, with a double set that's as freewheeling as anything they'd ever release. It's got raw rockers with wry lyricism, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Giles Martin stereo mix – on 180 gram vinyl!)
Arranged and produced by David Spinozza – with titles that include "Ain't No Song", "Walking Man", "Hello Old Friend", "Migration", "Fading Away", "Me & My Guitar", and "Daddy's Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
Landmark work from The Rolling Stones – and a set that may well stand alongside Exile On Main Street for capturing the group at their height! The record's got the Stones very much in their own space – years from just putting a UK spin on American blues – and instead, finding a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Broadway label pressing in the zipper cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Recorded in at Muscle Shoals Sound, the studio referenced in the title of the album, and presented in a wonderful cover image that has Cher standing outside the tiny facility with a host of legendary studio players that include Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, and Roger Hawkins! Sonny's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut album from Fanny – a group who were noteworthy in being one of the first all-female lineups to challenge the male-dominated world of major label rock at the start of the 70s – but who also have a quality that more than helps them stand on their own, even without that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Looks like a 60s soundtrack, but the set's actually an unusual psychedelic project by The Damned – released as if the whole thing was a record designed to accompany one of those schlocky AIP exploitation films from years back – but actually better than most of those albums from a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy gals from 60s France – a power-packed array of Parisian pop nuggets that goes way beyond most other compilations of this nature! Some of the big names are here, but there's way more obscure numbers too – the cool kind of French femmes that made a bit splash during the "yeh ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional ... (Funky Compilations, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible album – one of the greatest rock albums of the 60s, and a record we'd place right up there on the shelf next to Pet Sounds or Forever Changes! The arrangements are sublime – proof that the Zombies were growing way past just a simple Brit Invasion style, into a world of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title and cover are a great illustration of the direction that Ten Years After is taking here – a really wonderful blend of trippier influences with the sharp-edged, blues-influenced sound at their core! Even a look at the surface of the record will show you that something different is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Ten Years After —
Ssssh ... LP Deram, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
With the mighty Alvin Lee on vocals and guitars – and titles that include "Bad Scene", "Two Time Mama", "Stoned Woman", "If You Should Love Me", "I Woke Up This Morning", and "The Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "If You Should Love Me". Cover has some wear.)
One of the greatest albums ever from The Rolling Stones – a set that still draws on all the bluesy roots of their best 60s material, yet which also shows a sharper, nastier edge as well! The album shows the tremendous sense of focus and power the Stones had in this crucial late 60s stretch ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing in the gold border cover, with light wear.)
Ten Years After —
Watt ... LP Deram, 1970. Very Good+ ...
Titles include "Gonna Run", "The Band With No Name", "I'm Coming On", and "Think About The Times". LP, Vinyl record album
The killer second album from Mexican psyche prog group Dug Dug's – with heavier sound this time, in riffs and rhythms, but also in the all around atmosphere! Dug Dug's had aspirations of an international breakthrough earlier in there career, singing in English at earlier points, but here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic first album from Pete Townshend – one that showed the world that he was a hell of a force to be reckoned with, even away from The Who! There's some elements here that link back to Pete's work with the band, but the music here is already showing lots of new ideas brewing in his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rolling Stones —
Flowers ... LP London, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Titles include "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby", "Let's Spend The Night Together", "Ruby Tuesday", "Backstreet Girl", "Lady Jane", "Out Of Time", and "Mother's Little Helper". LP, Vinyl record album
A record we'd never part with – and easily our favorite album ever from The Who! Quadrophenia represents the group at its peak from all perspectives – songwriting, performance, and even studio presence – as the album's got a sonic sensibility that few other albums of the time can ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features "The Boy From New York City" & "He Ain't No Angel" by Ad Libs, "People Say" & "Chapel Of Love" by Dixie Cups, "Baby Be Mine" & "I Wanna Love Him So Bad" by Jelly Beans, "Remember" & "Leader Of The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape along a few tears near the opening.)
The last moment of greatness from Heaven 17 – and a set that continues the trend towards more soulful expression the group began with their previous record! This time around, the production is warmly touched with many soul-based elements that nicely offset the colder electro pop of their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Yukari Ito with The Green Ginger —
Love ... LP Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A strange and wonderful album of lovely pop! Japanese singer Yukari Ito performs with the Green Ginger vocal group, and warm jazzy arrangements by Osamu Shoji – in kind of a late 60s/early 70s pop mode with a fuzzy LA twist. Yukari's got a bit of Karen Carpenter in her voice – but it ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gatefold pressing!)
Hiroshi Yoshimura —
Green ... LP Air/Light In The Attic, 1986. New Copy (reissue)...
A great mixture of organic ideas and electric sounds from Japanese pioneer Hiroshi Yoshimura – a set that follows the cycle of "green" through a progression of really lovely little instrumentals – somewhere between the minimalist experiments of Brian Eno in the late 70s, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Numero Group turn their radio to yet another spot on the dial – this time around posing as a 70s AOR station, but working with their usual flair for rare and unreleased tunes! Given that the musical style is one that you're used to associating with big hits, it's great to hear music like ... (Funky Compilations, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange vinyl pressing in the die-cut cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Lee Hazlewood turns 40 – and we all get to celebrate! The album's another fantastic lost chapter of Lee's career – recorded in London, with production by Shel Talmy, and a spacious overall sound that's really tremendous! The sunburned western sound is still at the core of the session, ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Link Wray —
Link Wray ... LP Polydor/Future Days, 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A weird and wild little record – and one that came as quite a surprise to folks who'd previously known Link Wray as the king of the raunchy guitar instrumental in the 60s! Here, Link sings as well as plays – working in his legendary Three Track Shack, which was located in Maryland, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The weird, raw and legendary debut of teen trio The Shaggs – recorded in a single day and issued by the Third World label back in the day, before slowly building a devoted cult following over the years! The Shaggs story of a young girl group and their dad manager dreaming big and hoping for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure genius from Lee Hazlewood – one of his gems cut for MGM in the 60s, and a session that features some great small combo backings! The feel here is almost a jazz-inflected take on the slight country tinge of Lee's other work – a style that's as sophisticated and unique as Hazlewood's ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fuzzy side of the Brit pop underground hits the mainstream of the late 80s – with results that resonated strongly around the world! John Leckie's production is perfect here – just right for pushing the Roses into a bigger audience, but still hanging onto the longer-haired elements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally hip instrumental album from Peter Walker – a Vanguard Records treasure that we'd rank right up there with the label's classics from Sandy Bull! Like Bull, Walker has a way of taking older folk instrumentation into richly psychedelic territory – working here on both the Indian ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A near-perfect classic from the greatly under-appreciated Bobby Charles – a cat with who worked for Chess Records as far back as the 50s, but also managed to deliver this soul-drenched swamp rock gem in 1972! Bobby's got this great sense of delivery – a bit laidback and almost laconic, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great super-heavy gatefold pressing – remastered from the original tapes!)
The great late 60s Brit psych folk set by Michael Chapman – well played by an ace group that included guitarist Mick Ronson and was produced by Gus Dudgeon, who also worked in Bowie's Space Oddity – a record up there with that one in unclassifiable cosmic folk and rock craftsmanship and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's ... (French, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Their first album, from when they were still fresh out of art school, with a nice, stripped down approach. With "Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town", "New Feeling", "Tentative Decisions", "Happy Day", "Who Is It?", "No Compassion", "The Book ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has light surface wear and a lightly bent corner.)