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VariousRecords Records Records – Drowning In A Sea Of Cramps ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Further proof that the 7" single is a never-ending well of fantastic sounds – a vinyl hinterland where just about anything can happen – and where songs of all styles provide a mindblowing journey in music! This set follows the same spirit of the other Cramps-inspired collections on Righteous – and continues their deep deep dig into overlooked gems from the glory days of the indie single – a mix of R&B, raw instrumentals, gritty soul, offbeat rock, crazy pop, and lots lots more – served up in a set of 52 tracks that includes "Milk From The Coconut" by Johnny Gentle, "Rise Up & Walk" by Troy Dodds, "The Slib" by JC Davis, "Do The Whip" by Skip Cole, "Roundabout" by The Jaguars, "Pretty Baby" by The Vibes, "Bullfrog" by Johnny Moore & His New Blazers, "Haunted Sax" by The Night Caps, "Wooden Bird Twist" by Buddy Vincent, "Ghoshamody Whatabody" by Glen Goza, "Any Way You Wanta" by Harvey, and "Valley Of Tears" by Bobby Rebel. CD
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Steve LacyStraws ... LP
Cramps/Dialogo (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A beautiful Steve Lacy album recorded during his fruitful time in Europe during the 70s – and one that's nicely different than some of his other material of the decade! The approach here really fits in with the Cramps Records style of presentation – as Lacy is maybe in a more experimental mode at times, especially on two of the album's tracks that mix together soprano sax solos with work on tape – one track that features construction sounds, another with players trying out different reed instruments! Two more tunes feature some accompaniment on celeste – another unusual mode for Lacy – and two more are solo soprano sax performances. Titles include "Pinochle", "Straws", "Hemline", "The Rise", and "Feline". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter MarchettiPer La Sete Dell'Orecchio ... CD
Cramps (Italy), 1989. Used ... $14.99
Beautiful Italian modernism, in the spirit of the classic recordings on the Cramps label. The set features 3 extended pieces by the oft-overlooked composer Walter Marchetti – all with very different approaches. "Per La Sete Dell'Orecchio" has a noisy, event-driven quality, while "Da Nulla E Verso Nulla" has a much more melodice, Steve Reich-ish sound (thanks in part to the use of xylophone). The album rounds off with "Song For John Cage", a haunting mix of cricket-like chirps and short spoken moments! CD

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Costin MiereanuLuna Cinese ... LP
Cramps/Dialogo (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A fantastic record that's very much part of the strong legacy of sonic exploration we love in the legendary Cramps record label – served up in a space that goes way beyond music, and is still as groundbreaking now as it was when issued back in the 70s! Costin Mierenau is partly working here in a collision of two sorts of sonic spaces – natural, organic sounds that have a sense of calm and constancy – mixed with more random, urban sounds – of the sorts you might hear in the background of a city, as machines operate, vehicles move, and conversations take place. Almost all of the sources of the record are beyond the range of easy identification – which makes the juxtaposition of the sonic experiment even more powerful – as if city and country have been stripped down to their core! LP, Vinyl record album

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Giusto PioMotore Immobile ... LP
Cramps/Soave (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Amazing sounds from the 70s Italian scene! Giusto Pio was a contemporary and colleague of Franco Battiato, and this excellent recording was produced by Battiato, and it's got the same sort of fragile, beautiful, minimal sound that made his classic works so great! The album contains two long pieces – "Motore Immobile" and "Anata" – both of which are slow modal progressions with a minimum of instrumentation. "Motore Immobile" has organ, violin, and voice; and "Anata" has only piano and organ. Both pieces are fragile soundscapes, hung together as much by the space between the notes as by the actual playing! LP, Vinyl record album

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David TudorMicrophone ... LP
Cramps/Dialogo (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 39.99
A well-titled record from David Tudor – given the most of the material here is an exploration of space and sound through feedback! The album features two long tracks – "Mix A" and "Mix B" – and both appear to involve spare sounds in space, filtered through additional electronics – often with the effect of a microphone feeding back, then suddenly halted. Tudor manipulates the sounds enough to pull out some compelling waveforms, especially on "Mix B" – and the album offers up a much darker side of his music than you might expect from the early years. All sounds performed by Tudor – and recorded at the famous Center For Contemporary Music at Mills College! LP, Vinyl record album

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Horacio VaggioneLa Maquina De Cantar ... LP
Cramps/Dialogo (Italy), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A really cool album from the legendary run of records on the Italian Cramps label of the 70s – a set of spare keyboard work from Horacio Vaggione, and one that falls somewhere in between American minimalism and some of the John Carpenter keyboard horror soundtracks of the time! Vaggione's keyboards are very cyclical and move in repeating lines – a bit like Terry Riley at times, but with more of an edge too – especially when things are more electronic than electric. There's a bit more of that at the start of the record, then things take off a bit more at the end – almost throwing in some proggy organ lines, but still with a very minimalist feel overall! Titles include "La Maquina De Cantar" and "Ending" – each taking up a side of the record. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martin Davorin JagodicTempo Furioso ... LP
Cramps/Dialogo (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the classics in Cramps' Nova Musicha series from the 70s – and some incredible electronic work that's right up there with the best of the legendary releases on the label! The album is one long work – filled with spare tones, phase shifts, and modulations, interspersed with piano playing and random sounds from the radio – all put together in ways that almost feel like some John Cage chance creation – but which also has more of a sense of 70s Italian minimalism too – an airy, slow-shifting brilliance that's very subtle, but completely compelling! LP, Vinyl record album
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Francesco MessinaReflex ... LP
Superior Viaduct, Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A beautiful set of unreleased 70s recordings from Franceso Messina – a contemporary of some of the bigger Italian composers who recorded for the Cramps record label during the decade, but one who never got the same level of exposure! The approach here is right in the spirit of the most lovely minimalism that was showing up on the Italian scene of the time – slow-building tunes that are full of gentle melody, and which have almost a more organic quality than similar American work. The three pieces feature Messina on piano, alongside Fazia Mazzer on second piano and Raul Lovisoni on flute – an instrument often played with these slow, open tones – on titles that include "Reflex", "Untitled", and "Nuovi Pescheti". LP, Vinyl record album

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Prima MateriaLa Coda Della Tigre ... LP
Ananda/Superior Viaduct, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
An amazingly weird little record – and we mean that in the best possible way – work served up by an all-vocal quartet who seem to draw from ancient Eastern styles, yet deliver their music with a 70s avant sensibility! Alvin Curran recorded the album – maybe a hint at the placement of these groups within the same Italian generation that gave the world so many experimental records on the Cramps label – but they are also very much in their own spirit, from their spiritual look on the back cover, to the performance of their music – which mixes voices in a way that seems to slow down Gregorian chant to a spareness of 70s minimalism – with a sound that's almost as if Terry Riley convinced some folks at an Ashram to participate in some singalong that was recorded at 45rpm, then played at 33! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlood On The Cats – The Psychobilly Compilation – Even Bloodier Edition (2CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Anagram (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
A legendary compilation, and maybe one of the first that documented the big wave of older rock-inspired groups who emerged during the generation of punk rocks – new groups who were definitely influenced by the sharp, short, quality of the generation – but who also used the moment as a way to get back to basics too! The "psychobilly" name might be a bit slightly wrong-worded – as these guys aren't really psycho, or psychedelic either – and come to think of it, they're not always rockabilly too – but they do really get back to the raw roots of early sounds from the late 50s – offering up a different sort of intensity than their punk rock contemporaries. Titles include "Swamp Baby" by Sunglasses After Dark, "Cannibal Run" by The Guana Batz, "Graveyard Stomp" by The Meteors, "Murder In The Graveyard" by Screaming Lord Sutch Loony Party, "Red Headed Woman" by Panther Burns, "Wild Women (version)" by Alien Sex Fiend, "The Day The Sun Burned Down" by The Escalators, and "Dinosaurs" by The Stingrays. This hugely expanded edition offers up another 44 tracks, with work from The Cramps, Cannibals, Scientists, Pearl Harbour, The Sharks, Polecats, Blue Cat Trio, The Rattlers, Inca Babies, Vibrators, Brilliant Corners, Gun Club, Nomads, King Kurt, Voodoo Dolls, Primevals, Bananamen, Raymen, Erazerhead, Krewmen, X-Men, Prisoners, and many others! CD

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VariousJon Savage's 1977 to 1979 – Symbols Clashing Everywhere ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 25.99
A deep dip into the sound of the late 70s – served up by writer Jon Savage, an author who's first claim to fame was his work on UK punk – which makes him a perfect guide for the sounds of this generation! Yet the music here is way more than just punk, too – as Savage really gets at the spirit of the time by mixing together revolutionary late 70s classics with more down to earth cuts – show just how much was going on at the time, and how the late 70s was still a moment of great experimentation and new ideas, even past the world of mohawks and safety pins! As with the other great entries in this "year" series from Savage, the overall presentation is wonderful – richly detailed notes that show his keen sense of musical observation and understanding – and a blend of 46 fantastic cuts on 2CDs, with titles that include "No Bones For The Dogs" by Joe Gibbs, "Magic Fly" by Space, "Prophecy Revel" by Bo Jangles, "Soda Passing" by The Boys, "Neat Neat Neat" by The Damned, "Utopia Me Giorgio" by Giorgio, "Day By Day" by Generation X, "The Modern Dance" by Pere Ubu, "Warm Leatherette" by The Normal, "Heavy Manners" by Prince Far I, "Kings Lead Hat" by Brian Eno, "Being Boiled" by The Human League, "28/8/78" by Scritti Politti, "Tired Of Walking Tired" by The Diodes, "I Remember" by Suicide, "Never" by Penetration, "White Night" by The Lines, "Come Back Jonee" by Devo, "The Set Up" by Cabaret Voltaire, "Human Fly" by The Cramps, "Situation" by The Middle Class, "Hippie" by Suzannes, "Warrior In Woolworths" by X Ray Spex, "Hindu God Of Love" by Lipstick Killers, "All Night Party" by A Certain Ratio, "Spacer" by Sheila B & Devotion, and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by The Slits. CD

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VariousJukebox In Crampsville – 60 Way Out Tunes At A Dime Apiece ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Mad music that you might never have heard otherwise – the fantastic fifth installment in this excellent series inspired by The Cramps – and maybe the deepest-digging so far! There's no holds barred here – both in the source of the material, and the style – and the main criteria just seems to be finding tracks that are as way-out and wild as possible – almost all of which are pulled from the 45rpm underground of the late 50s and early 60s! The "jukebox" in the title is well-placed – as most of these cuts are mad rompers that would really liven up a nightclub – but we also can't imagine there ever being any jukebox as hip as this one, to bring all these fantastic singles together. Titles include "Icky Poo" by The Nomads, "Pimples & Braces" by Ric Gary, "Fling" by The Phaetons, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Bop Crazy Baby" by Vern Pullens, "Boom Stix" by Curley & The Jades, "Cannibal Stew" by Jerry & Mel, "Talk About A Party" by Lee Braun, "Mad Gass" by The Royal Teens, "Mama's Place" by Bing Day, "Mo Taters" by The Earthworms, "I'm The Wolfman" by Round Robin, "A Logger's Wife" by Buzz Martin, and "Strollie Bun" by The Blonde Bomber. CD

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VariousLux & Ivy Dig Insane Rockabilly – Over Fifty 45s About Mad Men, Playboys, Cars, Bugs, & Brawls ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Lux and Ivy have given us plenty of great music in plenty of great styles – but the duo are probably closest to the raw spirit of the early rockabilly years – a sound that was instrumental in their music as The Cramps! Here, the duo dig through some of their favorite rare singles from way way back – the kind of obscure cuts that even go past some of the better-done European compilations in recent decades – and which remind us that Lux and Ivy were out in the field digging for rare records back in the early 70s – when some of these impossible-to-find numbers might still have been around. As with other titles in this series, the scope of subject matter is great, and the tunes are plenty wild – 52 tracks that include "Date On The Corner" by Don Feger, "Bip Bop Boom" by Mickey Hawks, "Sweet Rockin Mama" by The Hi Tombs, "Don't Bug Me Baby" by Milton Allen, "Did We Have A Party" by Billy Brown, "Chicken Rock" by Fat Daddy Holmes, "Blast Off" by Alden Holloway, "Lonely" by Bobby McDowell, "Here Kitty Kitty" by Jimmy Murphy, "I'm A Madman" by Willie Ward & The Warblers, and "Woodpecker Rock" by Nat County & The Braves. CD

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VariousLux & Ivy Say Flip Your Top – Sinners & Penguins Doing The San Francisco Twist ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
One of the coolest collections to ever bear the name of Lux and Ivy in the title – a really great genre-busting collection of odd, offbeat, and unusual tracks from the vintage 45 underground – very much served up in the mix of modes the duo explored in The Cramps! There's a real love of the 7" single that informs the collection – that special sense of surprise and anticipation when dropping the needle on a vintage 45 – delivered nicely here as the package steps through a whopping 50 tracks over the course of 2CDs! Titles include "Kiss Me Goodnight" by Tony Castle, "I'm Gonna Murder My Baby" by Pat Hare, "The Chinese Rock N Roll" by The Flock Rocker, Annie Miss Fanny" by Mel Dorsey, "Story Of Susie" by Billy Woods with Kim Fowley, "Frustration" by The Zanies, "Too Big For Her Bikini" by Gerry Granahan, "Fallout Filly" by Chris Cerf & The Harvard Lampoon Tabernacle Choir, "No More" by The Uptones, "Tarzan" by Artie Wilson, "Zimba Lulu" by The Rays, "You Tarzan Me Jane" by Glenn Willings, "Choo Choo Train" by Ritchie Hart, "Little Lil" by Mel Dorsey & the Heartbeats, "Fallout" by Aston Martin & The Moon Discs, "Kalani Honey" by John Paul Jones, "The Switch" by Slim Marbles, "Miss Froggie" by Warren Smith, and lots lots more! CD

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VariousPure Exotica – As Dug By Lux & Ivy ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
A deep dig into the farther reaches of the exotica boom of the late 50s – served up with the same sort of focus on unusual tracks that we love on the other collections from Lux & Ivy! Given the raunchy sound of The Cramps, you might not expect the duo to have as strong of an ear for the softer sounds of the islands – but there was always such a mish-mash of influences going into the postwar pastiche of their sound, and exotica certainly left its mark too! These tracks run from familiar names to much more obscure albums and singles – a very heady package that's divided up into a light CD, and a dark CD – with 34 titles that are awash in exotic percussion, strange sound effects, flute lines, echoey keyboards, vibes, and lots lots more. Titles include "Besame Mucho" by Ralph Font, "Ochun" by Johnny Richards, "Room 43" by Ray Anthony, "125th Street Prophet" by Phil Moore, "Hysteria" by Richard Shores, "Foggy Recollections" by Jack Fascinato, "Algiers" by Bianchi, "Now Is The Hour" by Leo Addeo, "Dawn Under The Sea" by Les Baxter, "Caravan" by Tak Shindo, "I Talk To The Trees" by Ruth Welcome, "Balsa Boat" by Elisabeth Windo, "Ebb Tide" by The Living Strings, "Legend Of The Rain" by Arthur Lyman, and "Head Hunters" by John McFarland. CD

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VariousRockin With The Krauts Vol 1 – Real Rock N Roll Made In Germany ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A way cooler set than you might expect – rock and roll from early 60s German that has a voice that's all its own – not slavish takes on American hits, but some really great work that shows that this new generation of musicians are really finding their own sound and style! Sure, there's a definite influence from the US – but the songs are all pretty darn fresh, and many of them have this really mad sort of vibe – almost a German take on the kind of wild and oddball 45s that you'd be likely to hear from the Cramps side of the spectrum! As part of that, there's a wealth of wonderful guitar work – really stepping out next to the mostly German lyrics – on a set of 33 tunes that include work by Benny Quick, Nora Nova, The Gisha Brothers, Peter Kraus, The Starfighters, Ted Herold, Pichi, The Rattles, Progressives, Six Tornados, Billy Sanders, and others. CD

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VariousTerror From The Universe – Soundtrack From Beyond The Stars From The Attic Of Lux & Ivy – Filmed In Glorious Crampovision ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Blast off into space with The Cramps – with plenty of firepower here in a collection of unusual space-themed and space-sounding tunes from the glory days of the postwar recording industry! Some of the tunes have the raw, raunchy vibe of other material in this great series of Lux & Ivy compilations on Righteous – but others have maybe a moodier, spacier feel – as the work is pulled from a variety of sources that include modern jazz, avant electronics, exotica records, and some great space age pop releases! There's occasional snippets of dialogue from old sci fi films, which helps link the tunes – and titles include "Deep Night" by Frank Comstock, "Skin Tight" by Basil Kirchin, "Perpetual Motion" by Moondog, "Winds Of Sirius" by Les Baxter, "Waltz In Orbit" by Ray Cathode, "Astronic" by Jimmie Kaskell, "Robot Man" by Jamie Horton, "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry, "The Moon" by Ron Goodwin, "Full Moon" by Eden Ahbez, "Shock Treatment" by The Invaders, and "Ignition" by Tom Dissevelt. CD

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VariousTotal Exotica – From Far-Off Islands To Your Bachelor Pad ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A great little package, and way more than just the familiar exotica moments on mainstream compilations – as your guides here are Lux Interior and Poison Ivy of The Cramps – two folks who know more than plenty about the music of the farther reaches of the postwar years! And although their other collections for this label have gone way out to pull in some totally obscure material, the blend here is more measured – so that you'll get great cuts by some of the bigger exotica names, mixed with other numbers that are more unusual – and some that we wouldn't have even thought to include in such a package – all awash in sounds from the islands, tropical percussion, and even a few birdcalls and chants along the way! The 2CD set features a great range of material – and titles include "The Twisters" by Mel Henke, "Hampi" by Yma Sumac, "Mystery Of Love" by Olatunji, "Jardin De La Noche" by Robert Drasnin, "Mood For You" by Phil Moore, "Alegres Conga" by Cal Tlader, Envy" by Bill Russo, "Kele Kele" by Johnny Richards, "African Bossa Nova" by Ahmed Abdul Malik, "Tabu" by Augie Colon, "Pua Carnaeon" by Arthur Lyman, "Adventures In Paradise" by Leo Addeo, "Dance Of The Nustas" by Elisabeth Waldo, "Pagan Love Song" by Alex Stordal, "Balikpapan" by Jimmy Namaro Trio, and "Train To Ranchipur" by Markko Polo Adventurers. CD

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✨✧ Egisto MacchiCitta Notte (200 gram pressing) ... LP
Cometa/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Way more than just another set of soundtrack work from the Italian scene of the 70s – and instead, a record that stands equally well on its own, with a really complicated mix of larger themes, folksy currents, and some avant garde instrumentation! The music is possibly some of the warmest we've ever heard from Egisto Macchi, but also some of the most complex, too – as the record begins with this mix of acoustic guitar over sonic textures, almost sentimental in quality – but soon moves into some of the more offbeat elements that define the Macchi legacy – many sounds carried far from their initial instrumental sources, coming together with an overall vibe that lies somewhere in a space between Italian soundtracks and the experimentation on the Cramps Records label. Titles include "Citta Notte", "Bidonvilles", "Orsa Maggiore", "Lampare", and "Terza Eta". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWild Sounds From An Overheated Jukebox – Lux & Ivy Dig Those 45s ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Oh for the glory days of the 7" single – that magical late 50s/early 60s time when it seemed like there was an endless supply of weird and wonderful records all the time – and at prices that allowed them to circulate easily, even if they weren't big hits! (And why are 7" singles so expensive these days?) The package is a fantastic testament to that wonderful musical moment – when you might stumble across a backroom jukebox, stuffed with overlooked gems – just waiting for you to discover them, and get them blasting out of the bassy speaker with the drop of your dime. Few folks know this generation better than Lux and Ivy of The Cramps – a pair who were record collectors before they even made a single of their own – and the set features a stunning 50 rare nuggets – with titles that include "The Mash" by Bud Spudd & The Sprouts, "No Time" by The Titans, "Purr Kitty Purr" by Sid King & The Five Strings, "Time Machine" by The Gamblers, "Little Bitty Girl" by The Memories, "The Little Martian" by Jan Amber, "The Last Meal" by Hurricane Harry, "Hello Schoolteacher" by The 4 After 5s, "Peach Fuzz" by Bob Taylor, "Zindy Lou" by The Mariners, "My Memories Of You" by Yolanda & The Natural, "Wolf Call" by Mark Anthony, "Nameless" by Bob Strauss, "Heartbeat" by The Threeteens, "I Dreamed I Was Elvis" by Sonny Cole & The Rhythm Roamers, "Mental Cruelty" by Larry & Dixie Davis, and "Bodacious" by The US Rockets. CD

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