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Butch Engle & The StyxNo Matter What You Say – The Best Of Butch Engle & The Styx (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Surprisingly strong work from a Bay Area group who never managed to crack the big time back in the day – then hung up their guitars at a time when most of their contemporaries were really starting to blossom! Maybe the issue was that Butch Engel & The Styx had experience going back to the start of the 60s – moving through familiar guitar-based modes for the first part of the decade, before really hitting their stride with the wonderful sounds on this record – done partly in collaboration with Beau Brummel Ron Elliott, who helped produced and lent them some songs – but also with this increasingly heartfelt, freewheeling quality that could have put them at the height of the SF scene, had they kept going. The set features rare singles issued on the Golden State, Loma, MEA, and Onyx labels – plus some excellent unreleased tracks too – titles that include "I Call Her Name", "Left Hand Girl", "Hey I'm Lost", "Going Home", "I Like Her", "Puppetmaster", "If You Believe", "Tell Me Please", and "She Is Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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JK & CoSuddenly One Summer (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
White Whale/Beat Rocket, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A completely amazing bit of psychedelia – recorded in Vancouver by the very young Jay Kaye, who was just 15 at the time – but done with a sound that easily rivals some of the more trippy classics from the big names of the late 60s! The record's got this perfect blend of tunefulness and way-out modes – songs that are certainly sometimes as catchy as material by the Beatles, both other times maybe as blue as work by the Tims of the time, Buckley and Hardin – served up with instrumentation that often echoes Eastern modes, but in the right sort of subtle way – mixed with a bit of fuzz and echo. Way more than the usual obscure oddity set – one that truly has classic depth – with titles that include "Fly", "Break Of Dawn", "Little Children", "Speed", "The Times", "Magical Fingers Of Minerva", and "Dead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing!)

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Rockin RamrodsRockin Ramrods (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
These ramrods are plenty rocking – a great gritty band from the Boston scene of the 60s – and one that's completely on fire with a mix of garagey numbers, and a few surprisingly dark little tunes! The music often has the guitars folded right into the rhythms, and some numbers have organ lines that beat most of their challengers – a list that would include The Mysterians all the way up to The Lyres – and it's clear that the Boston legacy was in very great hands during the short span this group issued rare singles for labels that include Plymouth, Bon Bon, Explosive, and Claridge – all of which are included in this great collection. Titles include "Jungle Call", "She Lied", "I Love You No More", "Play It", "Indian Giver", "The Girl Can't Help It", "You Went Away", "Mister Wind", "Bright Lit Blue Skies", "Willie's Plastic People Factory", and "Tears Melt The Stones". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Fuzz Box (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A lost legacy in the always-hip Pacific Northwest scene of the 60s – rare psych and garage tracks from the tiny Garland Records – an Oregon imprint who only issued a small amount of singles, but also recorded some really excellent music back in the day! All the tracks here are pretty darn rare, and the package also features some unissued music too – work that shows a great evolution of northwest sounds since the bigger guitar bands of the early 60s – with some trippier, headier elements showing up in the instrumentation, lyrical modes, and even the production – which is often pretty darn hip for a small label like Garland. The package is one of the best discoveries we've heard from Sundazed/Beat Rocket in recent years – and titles include "Hip Girl" by Stop, "Night Life" by The Heard, "Take It As It Comes" by The Third Stone, "It'll Come Easy" by The Other Side, "Your Mind Was Never Free" by The Zero End, "Suzie Q" by Smack, "Love Is Such A Game" by Grant's Blue Boys, "True Justice" by The Third Stone, "Transparent Soul" by White Feather, and "Blow Your Mind" by The Zero End. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Stash Box (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
We're not entirely sure what a "stash box" means in terms of music – but after hearing this very groovy collection, we may well be using it as a term ourselves! The set features rare material recorded for the tiny Garland Records label in Salem, Oregon during the late 60s – but the sound and style is different than other Pacific Northwest material of that decade – often a bit sweeter and sunnier, with elements that resonate more strongly with changes taking place on the LA scene of the mid 60s – including some great harmony vocals on a few numbers, and a way of mixing slight psych touches with romping rhythms – all to to create sounds that are almost a garage equivalent of Sunshine Pop from bigger studios. Most of these tracks were never issued at the time, and even the few that were are pretty darn obscure – making the whole thing a treasure trove of really fresh music – with titles that include "Life Laced Leaf" by Inner Circle, "Maybe Today" by Tim Culbertson, "What Goes Up Must Come Down" by Fatty Twice Together, "Grey Day" by The Wild Side, "Parousia" by Lawe, "We'll Meet Again" by Tyme, "Part Time Love" by Will Logan, "Keep On Looing" by The Ultimate, and "Tears" by The New Dawn. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Garland Records – Pacific Northwest Stash Box (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Stash Box (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
We're not entirely sure what a "stash box" means in terms of music – but after hearing this very groovy collection, we may well be using it as a term ourselves! The set features rare material recorded for the tiny Garland Records label in Salem, Oregon during the late 60s – but the sound and style is different than other Pacific Northwest material of that decade – often a bit sweeter and sunnier, with elements that resonate more strongly with changes taking place on the LA scene of the mid 60s – including some great harmony vocals on a few numbers, and a way of mixing slight psych touches with romping rhythms – all to to create sounds that are almost a garage equivalent of Sunshine Pop from bigger studios. Most of these tracks were never issued at the time, and even the few that were are pretty darn obscure – making the whole thing a treasure trove of really fresh music – with titles that include "Life Laced Leaf" by Inner Circle, "Maybe Today" by Tim Culbertson, "What Goes Up Must Come Down" by Fatty Twice Together, "Grey Day" by The Wild Side, "Parousia" by Lawe, "We'll Meet Again" by Tyme, "Part Time Love" by Will Logan, "Keep On Looing" by The Ultimate, and "Tears" by The New Dawn. CD features bonus tracks – "Love Is All I Have To Give" by Tyme and "Ichabod" by Lawe. CD
Also available Garland Records – Pacific Northwest Stash Box (green vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Fuzz Box (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost legacy in the always-hip Pacific Northwest scene of the 60s – rare psych and garage tracks from the tiny Garland Records – an Oregon imprint who only issued a small amount of singles, but also recorded some really excellent music back in the day! All the tracks here are pretty darn rare, and the package also features some unissued music too – work that shows a great evolution of northwest sounds since the bigger guitar bands of the early 60s – with some trippier, headier elements showing up in the instrumentation, lyrical modes, and even the production – which is often pretty darn hip for a small label like Garland. The package is one of the best discoveries we've heard from Sundazed/Beat Rocket in recent years – and titles include "Hip Girl" by Stop, "Night Life" by The Heard, "Take It As It Comes" by The Third Stone, "It'll Come Easy" by The Other Side, "Your Mind Was Never Free" by The Zero End, "Suzie Q" by Smack, "Love Is Such A Game" by Grant's Blue Boys, "True Justice" by The Third Stone, "Transparent Soul" by White Feather, and "Blow Your Mind" by The Zero End. CD features bonus tracks – "Fly Today" by The Zero End, and "Itichin In My Heart" by The Heard. CD
Also available Garland Records – Pacific Northwest Fuzz Box (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99
 
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✨✧ VariousBeat Generation – L'Anthologie Musicale – Hep Cats, Hipsters, & Beatniks 1936 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really cool set that looks at the rise of late 50s beatnik culture from a variety of different styles – not just the jazz and poetry that marked that scene's biggest contribution to music – but also the wealth of modes that inspired those years too! The 3CD package features a stunning 57 titles in all – and begins in the late 30s with hard-edged small combo work and jive-heavy vocal tracks – then runs past WWII to include some bebop, R&B, and very cool vocal numbers – before moving into Greenwich Village classic sounds in a mix of spoken word, jazz poetry, and even a bit of folk! The booklet is filled with notes and history in both English and French – and titles include "The Beat Generation" by Bob McFadden, "High School Drag" by Phillipa Fallon, "The Nazz" by Lord Buckley, "American Haikus" by Jack Kerouac & Al Cohn, "Route 66" by Bobby Troup, "Gator Tail (part 2)" by Cootie Williams, "Rock & Roll" by Wild Bill Moore, "Killin Jive" by Cats & The Fiddle, "You'se A Viper" by Stuff Smith, "Scrapple From The Apple" by Les Double Six, "Kookie's Mad Pad" by Ed Byrnes, "So What" by Eddie Jefferson, "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg, "I Sing Of Olaf" by Roger Steffans, "Say Man" by Bo Diddley, "Shulie A Bop" by Sarah Vaughan, and "The Rocket Ship Show" by Jocko Henderson. CD

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EsquivelOther Worlds Other Sounds ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the most memorable Esquivel albums, and perhaps the first record that really let him hit his fantastic mix of off-beat orchestrations and spacey electronicized production! The arrangements are splendid, with echoey piano lines in the front that seem to trail off into the stratosphere. Behind them, the orchestra swings in a tight rocket-fueled way, soaring and dipping to match the oddly arranged piano lines. Titles include "Playfully", "That Old Black Magic", "Speak Low", "It Had To Be You", and "Night & Day". Plus, the cover's got a groovily attired model, hanging out in a very green lunar scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot in the top left corner.)
 
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Markley (West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band)Group ... CD
Forward/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1969. New Copy ... $4.99
An incredible end of the 60s effort that's essentially the final album by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – although credited as Markley! Bob Markley and Michael Lloyd co-produced and co-wrote most of the tunes but fellow WCPAEB members are photographed and credited – and the tunes themselves are short little blasts of richly strummed psychedelic folk with a trippy, often dark lyricism that sometimes bely some upbeat arrangements. Wonderful stuff – and the most unjustly overlooked set by an unjustly overlooked group! Titles include "Booker T & His Electric Shock", "Next Plane To The Sun", "Roger The Rocket Ship", "Elegant Ellen", "Little Ruby Rain", "Message For Miniature", "Sarah The Sad Spirit", "Truck Stop", "Zoom, Zoom, Zoom", "Sweet Lady Eleven", "The Magic Cat" and "Outside/Inside". CD

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✨✧ Spotnicks/Russ Garcia/Ron GoodwinOut Of This World (Music In Orbit/Fantastica) ... CD
El (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Space age pop galore – from a trio of very groovy sources! The Spotnicks start out the set with three cool guitar instrumentals – "Telstar", "Moonshot", and "Rocket Man" – done in their great blend of Ventures guitar modes and offbeat Joe Meek production styles – with a sound that's years ahead of its time! Next is the excellent album Out Of This World – from Brit arranger Ron Goodwin, with production by the legendary George Martin! The album was billed as Music In Orbit here in the US – and is a wonderful album of space-age easy listening! The album features no electronics, but Goodwin's use of soaring strings is somewhere between the Fantastic Planet soundtrack and some of the later moogy albums in the 60s. Scoring is richly sophisticated, with a complicated approach to the material that would befit a high-end 50s sci-fi soundtrack – made even better by the excellent cover, which features a beautiful purple painting of a rocket blasting off of a planet in space. The whole thing's perhaps a bit more romantic than spooky, but the mood changes nicely from track to track to keep things fresh. Titles include "The Moon", "The Venus Waltz", "Mercury Gets The Message", "The Sun", "Jumping Jupiter", and "Martians On Parade". Last up is Russ Garcia's Fantastica – one of the space-age bachelor pad electronic classics! Russ Garcia was mostly a jazz arranger in his day – but he does a good job of scoring some moody sci-fi tracks for this set – mixing full orchestrations with some great electronics handled by Ted Keep, all in a format that replicates a journey through the universe – with stops at lots of unusual galaxies along the way! The album's got a great mix of complicated strings and woodwinds, which offset the spooky electronics nicely – and although playful, the record also represents some of Garcia's most serious scoring on record. Titles include "Into Space", "Nova", "Monster's Of Jupiter", "Red Sands Of Mars", and "Moon Rise". CD

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✨✧ Sun RaRocket Number Nine (10 inch colored vinyl EP) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1959/1960/1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old school snapping snare, but given a very moody vibe by the group's chanting, and some very offbeat horn solos! "Ankhnation" is a never-issued track – one that has a great mix of comping chords from Ra on piano and right rhythm lines – with lots of nice solos over the top from John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Hobart Dotson – almost a Yusef Lateef track overall. Last up is the previously-unissued "Project Black Mass" – a tune that has all these cool percussion bits and piano notes in a flurry – almost a more outside take on the style of Moondog! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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