Breakout sounds from Shoes – and an album that may well stand as the group's lasting treasure! The set's got a sharp-edged quality that still sounds pretty tremendous all these many years later – power pop, but without any commercial elements to smooth out its energy – served up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Slow-burning, though fully-enthralling rock from Codeine – the great and short-lived early 90s band that paved the way for countless groups to come – given due respect as the icons they are by The Numero Group! Codeine is properly cited as a major precursor to groups like Low and other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from 70s Pink Floyd – a set that took all the energy of Dark Side Of The Moon, and refined it into an even more complex sonic setting! The songs here move out spaciously – still very unified as an overall album, but often with all of these longer-form musical ideas, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – 180 gram vinyl, and in the original black plastic wrap, with sticker, that was used back in the 70s!)
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
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
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
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 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!)
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
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
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
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
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 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
Ike Yard —
Ike Yard ... LP Factory/Superior Viaduct, 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
A rare album on Factory Records – and one of the few records on the label done by an American group as well! Yet despite the rather obscure status of Ike Yard – who issued this set on Factory US – the overall vibe of the set is very much in the spirit of classic Manchester ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those records that grabs you right away, even if you can't understand the language – a classic 80s set by Lebanese singer Fairuz, set to superb arrangements that resonate with some of the best European work of the time! Fairuz herself has a voice that's amazing – full of life ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frank Ricotti & Mike De Albuquerque —
First Wind ... LP Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
A gem of a record from the key years when the British scene was effortlessly mixing up jazz and rock – and coming up with music that was a lot more sophisticated, cool, and groovy than you'd ever guess from the term "jazz rock"! The group's a core effort from vibist Frank Ricotti ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maximum Joy —
Station MXJY ... LP Antarctica Starts Here, 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
The only full album ever issued by Maximum Joy – a highly rhythmic group whose singles were one of the real bright spots of the post-punk years! At some level these guys move through some of the darker territory of The Pop Group, but with more of the groove of The Slits or ESG – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ellen Fullman —
In The Sea ... LP Superior Viaduct, 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
Ellen Fullman works here on her own unique "long string" instrument – a piece that's maybe part sculpture, like the work of Harry Bertoia – but which has a very different feel overall! The long strings resonate in a really amazing way – and are often played in a way ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Minimalist brilliance from Jon Gibson – a composer/musician who worked with some of the greats of his generation, and also made some wonderful music on his own! This package features music recorded in and around New York in the mid 70s, often recorded by Kurt Munkacsi, the engineer who made ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful live performance by John Fahey – and one that's very much in the spirit of his key early albums on Takoma! The set was recorded live for radio, with excellent sound quality – and Fahey's sense of tone and flow are amazing – sounds that seem completely effortless, and ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of music we never expected to be this wonderful – but that's also because we were completely unaware of the scene until this release! The album brings together songs from a special time in Uruguay – a moment when democracy was returning to the nation, which seemed to ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The lasting legacy of the enigmatic Ted Lucas – a somewhat mysterious figure who moved between Detroit and Los Angeles in the late 60s – but who works here with a sound that's completely his own! Part of the record was created as demo tracks for Warner Brothers – who'd issued ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – heavy vinyl, and a nice insert of notes!)
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... LP Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet return to Brown Sabbath territory – that wicked blend of deep funk rhythms and fuzzy guitar, served up by the Brownout collective! The groove has some of the Latin elements that you'd know from Adrian Quesada's other work – but the rising guitar lines dominate a lot more – ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album