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Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory ... CD
Fantasy, 1970. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory ... LP
Fantasy, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s ORC pressing in a barcode cover, with some edge wear.)
Also available Cosmo's Factory ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Anthony DavisGhost Factory ... LP
Gramavision, 1988. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two compositions by pianist Anthony Davis for soloist and orchestra – the violin concerto "Maps" performed by the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra conducted by William McGlaughlin, with soloist Shem Guibbory and Gerry Hemingway on percussion, and "Wayang No 5" for piano and orchestra, featuring Pheeron akLaff on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bryony Jarman-PintoSour Face (Dego rmx, 2000 Black rmx, Dego rmx inst)/All About Life (Fish Factory session)/Sweet Sweet (Fish Factory session)/Sun Kissed (Fish Factory session) (with bonus download) ... 12-inch
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Great remixes of one track – plus three new versions of tracks from the excellent debut of this London singer! Side one features both Dego and 2000 Black mixes of "Sour Face" – nicely cosmic versions of the tune that link Bryony's current participation in the London scene with some of the deepest modes of the past! And the flipside features live takes on the tunes "Sweet Sweet", "Sun Kissed", and "All About Life" – given this fantastic jazz funk reading, with lots of sweet keyboard lines and percussion next to the lead vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited hand numbered edition of 500 copies – with download!)
 
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A Certain RatioOld & The New (white label promo) ... LP
Factory (UK), 1986. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blank label promo, with titles written in marker. Missing bonus 7".)

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Tim BlakeCrystal Machine (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Egg/Culture Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Fantastic sounds from Tim Blake – an artist who previously worked with Gong, and sometimes worked with Hawkwind – but who really came into his own on this legendary album of electronics! Tim works here on a self-constructed "crystal machine" – a bank of electronics that was often played in performance to front some trippy film installations (as shown on the cover) – which perfectly suited the stretched-out spacey style of his music! The vibe is maybe a bit like early Tangerine Dream, but with some of the warmer modes of the French electronic scene of the time – and titles include "Midnight", "Last Ride Of The Boogie Child", "Synthese Intemporal", and "Crystal Presence". LP, Vinyl record album
(On translucent blue vinyl!)

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James BrownAin't It Funky (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory (France), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 21.98
A killer from James Brown – and one of his best instrumental albums of the King years! The record has James working with the pre-JBs James Brown Band – a tight assemblage of players who really know how to craft an off-kilter groove. The guitar's popping on the beat here as much as the horns, making for a syncopated groove that's utterly fantastic – as tight as a drum, and as funky as one too! Includes some great long cuts – like the 9 minute, two-part versions of "Ain't It Funky" and "Fat Wood" – plus some great shorter funky 45 type material, like "Nose Job", "Use Your Mother", "Give It Up Or Turnit Loose", and a version of "Cold Sweat". All the work here is tremendous – the kind of inspirational funky material that makes the album a lasting classic decade after decade! CD
(Limited edition.)

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James BrownPopcorn (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory (France), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99 21.98
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone onto have possibly even more funky influence than the Godfather's combo in the 70s! James plays organ on the set – and supposedly a bit of guitar and drums (according to the notes) – but one of the main stars here is Pee Wee Ellis, whose alto lines really cook up some of the best tracks strongly. Yet possibly even more amazing is the overall rhythmic conception – tight, focused, and always on the money – snapping with a sharpness that's mindblowing even all these many years later – a whole new dimension in funky expression, hardly ever matched since! Titles include "Soul Pride (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chicken", "Sudsy", "The Popcorn", "In The Middle (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chase", and "A New Shift". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ FelaBest Of The Black President 2 (deluxe edition with bonus DVD) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1970s. Used 2CD & DVD ... $14.99
Hard to go wrong with a set like this – because in our opinion, just about every track recorded by Fela is a "best" – which makes the collection a massive batch of goodness all the way through! Every track here is presented in its original extended version – a dozen massive slices of Afro Funk, which packaged together equal the equivalent of at least 5 or 6 separate albums by Fela – another factor that makes the collection a great one! The 2CD set is filled with gems that helped redefine the sound of funk, soul, and world music back in the 70s – titles that include "Monkey Banana", "Everything Scatter", "Expensive Sh*t", "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am", "Underground System (part 2)", "Sorry Tears & Blood", "Colonial Mentality", "Yellow Fever", "He Miss Road", "Black Man's Cry", "Mr Follow Follow", and "Na Poi". Also features a bonus DVD – with Fela's 1984 performance at the Glastonbury Festival, and an interview too! CD

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✨✧ Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the whole thing moves across the space of the album together – with the band building up into tremendous energy as they get started, then Fela coming in for some very powerful lyrics that take the Nigerian government to task for its very corrupt practices. And of course, the music is fantastic – sharp, funky, and filled with this intensity that never lets up! LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
One of the most compelling Fela albums of the 70s – and one that's got a very different feel than some of his others. The album features one long track – "Coffin For Head Of State" – and although the track still has the usual Fela staples of horn riffs, chopping vamps, and electric piano – it's also got a sad dirge-like sound that is incredibly soulful, and filled with sorrowful emotion that you don't normally catch on Fela's albums. Side two is especially great – as it's mostly instrumental, and features some great interplay between a spacey electric piano and the horn section. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
An amazing album-length jam from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – recorded on the group's home turf at Kalakuta, and with this stretched-out building of energy that's completely amazing! James Brown may have created the longform funky style of vamping and soloing – but Fela takes it here to the next level, and adds in a fantastic political message too – all with this sound that's extremely powerful, but with an intimate feel too – thanks to the crowd noises around the space of the recording! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! Lester Bowie guests on the track, and Fela's on piano, tenor, and alto. Also includes the cut "Dog Eat Dog", which is a slammin instrumental, with a very tasty groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70VIP ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A searing live set from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – a long album-length jam, recorded in Berlin – with the group really going to town in instrumental frenzy topped with very righteous lyrics! VIP doesn't have the usual meaning here – as it stands for "vagabonds in power", and is a searing attack on the Nigerian government at the time – one that has plenty of power from a lyrical perspective, but which really soars to the heavens as Fela and the group stretch the whole thing out over riffing guitar, driving percussion, and some incredible horn solos too! LP, Vinyl record album

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GongLive At Sheffield 1974 (red & green double LP pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mantra/Culture Factory, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99
A wonderful double-length live set from Gong – working here with a crucial lineup that features Daevid Allen on vocals and guitar – with added voice (including "space whisper") from Gilli Smyth, saxes and flute from Didier Malherbe, electronics from Tim Blake, guitar from Steve Hillage, and drums from Pierre Moerlin – a prog dream lineup all the way through! Tracks are nice and long – with that mix of sharp skills and whimsey that made this period of Gong so unique – and titles include the "Crystal Gnome" and "Radio – Gnome I & II" suites, plus "Mister Pyxie", "Deep In The Sky", "You Can't Kill Me", and "Titicaca". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico HamiltonMaster (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Enterprise/Culture Factory (France), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A totally excellent bit of funk from Chico Hamilton – working with a great group that more than helps their leader live up to the album's title! The record's a real lost gem – and it's got Chico working in much funkier territory than before, grooving with complicated rhythms, and a heavy sound that features lots of work on organ and guitar. Lowell George (of Little Feat fame) is playing slide guitar in the group, giving the sound a great, muddy propellant – which only gets stronger with the help of Simon Nava and Sam Clayton on congas, plus heavy organ and piano by Stu Garner, Jerry Aiello and Bill Payne. Includes the killer Latin groover "Conquistadores 74", plus "Stu", "Feels Good", "Fancy", "Stacy", Gengis" and "I Can Hear The Grass Grow". CD

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Hugh Hopper1984 (red vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
CBS/Culture Factory, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The first-ever solo album from Hugh Hopper – best known as the bassist for Soft Machine, but an equally creative artist on his own! The album is a bit more experimental, and sometimes more jazz-based, than Hugh's work in the bigger group – a blend of odd acoustic sounds with slight electronic elements – sometimes a bit abstract, sometimes a lot more focused and tuneful! The album's a key underground expression from the bigger UK jazz rock scene of the time – proof that its more adventurous roots were still present in the best players – and Hopper's work here on bass, percussion, and mellophone is augmented by a shifting array of players who include John Marshall on percussion, Gary Windo on tenor sax, Malcolm Griffiths and Nick Evans on trombone, Lol Coxhill on soprano sax, and Pye Hastings on guitar. Titles include "Miniluv", "Minipax 1", "Minitrue", "Miniplenty", "Miniluv Reprise". LP, Vinyl record album
(On translucent red vinyl!)

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Ike YardIke Yard ... LP
Factory/Superior Viaduct, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
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 material from the post-punk years – often as dark and moody as some of the early Section 25 releases, and with these deep, dark textures emerge from the basslines, guitar parts, and electric drums all dancing in very shadowy space – almost as if Martin Hannett produced, even though he had nothing to do with the set. Titles include "Kino", "Cherish 8", "Half A God", "M Kurtz", "Loss", and "NCR". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joy DivisionTransmission/Novelty ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
One of those Joy Division 12" singles that's definitely worth owning as a separate piece of wax – because the raw power and moody energy of "Transmission" just flows perfectly out of the fast-spinning single with its extra-deep grooves! "Novelty" is great, too – one of those dark, almost scolding Ian Curtis gems – hiding bitterness that really drives the whole thing along! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Arto LindsayAggregates 1-26 ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1995. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie McLeanLet Freedom Ring (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note/Culture Factory, 1962. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A young Jackie McLean at the height of his powers – really stretching out here, but never going too far out – a perfect balance between his modern bop of previous records, and his groundbreaking "new thing" jazz to come! The group is a relatively straight ahead one – with Walter Davis on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – but the tracks are all quite long, and have this really arch sensibility on Jackie's horn – this edge, this cry he didn't have a few years before – easily one of the freshest voices in alto sax at the time, yearning here to break free with new ideas and new modes of expression. The vibe is perfectly balanced – like McLean's classic A Fickle Sonance – and titles include the classic "Melody For Melonae", plus "Rene", "I'll Keep Loving You", and "Omega". CD
(Collectors edition in a LP sleeve – limited to 1000!)

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Sergio MendesBeat Of Brazil (aka Voce Ainda Nao Ouviu Nada) (blue & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Culture Factory, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Early bossa jazz from Sergio Mendes – recorded with his famous Bossa Rio combo, in the years before he moved to America! The album's a classic in Brazilian jazz – a tight album of bossa-inflected jazz tunes played with razor-sharp precision, handled with a style that went on to influence countless other Brazilian groups at the time. Mendes is in the lead on piano, and other players include Edison Machado on drums, Raul De Souza on trombone, and Hector Costita on tenor sax. The whole thing's great – a masterpiece of both jazz and bossa – and it's filled with classic tunes arranged by Jobim, Moacir Santos, and Sergio himself. Titles include "Nana", "Primitivo", "Desafinado", "Ela E Carioca", "Amor Em Paz", "Noa Noa", and "Neurotico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited blue & yellow vinyl pressing!)

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New OrderCeremony/In A Lonely Place (version 2 – cream cover) ... 12-inch
Factory (UK), 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $29.99
The second take of New Order's classic "Ceremony" – recorded by the band in England, after Gillian had joined the group – with a vibe that's maybe slightly less dark than the original take, almost as if she's helping the lads to put the death of Ian Curtis behind them – and find a way forward! The track's a great bridge between the two eras – and already sets up that amazing New Order sound so well. "In A Lonely Place" is great too – a paean back to the moodiness of Joy Division – but with a slight current of hope. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original UK pressing with run-out messages.)

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New OrderEverythings Gone Green/Cries & Whispers/Mesh ... 12-inch
Factory (Belgium), 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $24.99
One of the first really catchy songs to ever come from New Order – but served up here on a single that still retains some of the moodier elements of their Joy Division years! At some level, "Everything's Gone Green" is almost a blueprint for everything that would follow – "Blue Monday" and beyond – but it's also more spare, and has the spacey guitar lines almost speaking more than the vocals! Backed here by the excellent "Cries & Whispers" and "Mesh". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ New OrderPower Corruption & Lies (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Factory/Rhino, 1983. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
Arguably the most perfect record ever from New Order – a stunning second full length set that has the group emerging from the turgid depths of the early post-Ian Curtis years, and before the schmaltzy pop of the John Hughes generation! The electronics are wonderful – definitely a few generations ahead of their time, especially in the way they realize all the north England experimentation of the time, but bring it into more tuneful territory – yet never without losing its edge. The group produced the record themselves, and managed to hold onto lots of the best lessons learned from Martin Hannett – and there's a tightness and economy to the songwriting that holds up beautifully over the years. Titles include "Ultraviolence", "The Village", "We All Stand", "Your Silent Face", and the lovely "Leave Me Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing – better than the original!)

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Tbone Paxton & The RJ Spangler QuartetBack In Your Own Backyard ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2020. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Gypsy", "Careless Love", "Petite Fleur", "C'est Si Bon", "Back In Your Own Backyard", and "Room With A View". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Vini ReillyTogether Mix/Contra-Indications (album)/Fridays (up-person mix) ... CD
Factory, 1991. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Tangerine DreamTyger (yellow vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Culture Factory, 1987. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Translucent yellow vinyl pressing!)

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Richard ThompsonSweet Warrior ... CD
Shout Factory, 2007. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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UnkleRock On – Special Remixes (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mo Wax/Toys Factory (Japan), 1998. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, packaged I na slim sleeve which has some light edgewear.)

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VariousDoctors, Professors, Kings & Queens – The Big Ol' Box Of New Orleans (4CD box set) ... CD
Shout Factory, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 4 CDs ... $39.99
Music from Kermit Ruffins, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Louis Armstrong, Beausoleil, the Meters, Marcia Ball, the Radiators, Johnny Adams, Clifton Chenier, Earl King, Irma Thomas, the Hawketts, Boozoo Chavis, Aaron Neville, Coolbone, Raymond Myles, James Booker, Little Richard, Tim McLaughlin, Eddie Bo & more. CD
(Out of print and in nice shape.)

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VariousOnly Folk Collection You'll Ever Need ... CD
Shout Factory, Late 50s/1960s. Used 2CDs ... $4.99
Includes 30 tracks by the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Dave Van Ronk, The Springfields, Mississippi John Hurt, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Fred Neil, and Tim Hardin. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian & Paul WerticoSign Of 4 – Statement Of The Case/Science Of Deduction/Balance Of Probability (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1996. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Derek Bailey & Pat Metheny on guitar, Gregg Bendian & Paul Wertico on drums & vibraphone. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles BonnyLumberjack Soul 2 ... LP
Innate Sounds/Diggers Factory, 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's been almost a decade since the first Lumberjack Soul album from Miles Bonny – and in that time, he's grown tremendously – both as a singer and musician, and as an artist who's really in command of his sound! Miles' voice still has the raspy charm we loved before, but the overall setting is far richer and more complex – maybe in a way that owes a lot more to jazz than before, although still with just the right inflections of beats – which are balanced with all these really creative sonic touches from Bonny – shapes and sounds from trumpet, piano, moog, and some other sources that are a bit hard to figure out – mixed together wonderfully. Titles include "Day Alone", "Go With The Sun", "In This World", "Soulful Melodies", "Release & Expand", "Wantu", and "Mother Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)
Also available Lumberjack Soul 2 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! CD
Also available It's A Mother ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ John CaleHelen Of Troy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of John Cale's greatest moments as a solo artist – a wonderfully dark record that also features lots of great guitar from Chris Spedding, plus electronics from Brian Eno too! There's a stark, flat tone to Cale's lyrics here – a quality that almost echoes some of Eno's albums from around the time, especially the first two – but which takes on some shapes and phrasing that are definitely in the spirit of John's larger body of work too. But man, there's some very spooky bits here – even where you wouldn't expect them – that sense of surprise that Cale could always bring to sweeter moments with the Velvet Underground, re-focused here wonderfully for his own needs. Titles include "Cable Hogue", "Engine", "Save Us", "My Maria", "I Keep A Close Watch", "Helen Of Troy", and "Sudden Death" – plus a cover of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Clearlight SymphonyClearlight Symphony (pink vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Culture Factory/LMLR, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of stretched-out spaciness from the early days of Virgin Records – two side-long tracks that are filled with lots of cool keyboards, percussion, and other hip instrumentation! The record's the brainchild of Cyrille Verdeaux – who plays piano, organ, mellotron, and even gong on the set – working with a different group on each side – guitar, vibes, bass, and percussion on side one – and on side two, tenor from Didier Malherbe, guitar from Steve Hillage, and synth from Tim Blake! The sound is a bit too relaxed to be jamming, but definitely has a nice sort of proggish vibe – never sleeping, and always nice and exploratory, even when spacey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited opaque pink vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Fela & Roy AyersMusic Of Many Colors ... LP
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best soul collaborations ever! Fela and Roy Ayers team up for this whopping album that brings together the best sides of these monster soul talents of the 70s! In keeping with Fela's work, the tracks are long and Afro-tinged, with a complicated groove that grows over the length of the track. And in keeping with Roy's work, the album has a sweet soulful feel, with lots of nice jazzy touches, cool vibes, and great vocals by Roy. Two long tracks, both classics: "2000 Black" and "Africa, Center of the World". Long overdue! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976/1999. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really killer 70s album from Fela Kuti – one that serves up a hell of a message, and some great slinky grooves too! "Yellow Fever" is a brutal attack on miscegenation, backed by a funky groove that makes the whole thing fall into place with an amazing riffing sound – bold, powerful, and Afrika 70 at their best! "Na Poi 75" begins with a cool spoken bit – then moves into this pulsating keyboard part which is almost eerily spare, until the rest of Afrika 70 come into the mix and really funk things up! Drums are wonderfully skittish – kind of double-snapping, while the bassline dips nicely below – and the tune ebbs and flows in this really great way. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Happy MondaysLoose Fit/Bob's Yer Uncle/Kinky Afro (Euromix) (CD single) ... CD
Factory (UK), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joy DivisionCloser (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Warner, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Much as we love the legendary debut from Joy Division, we love this second album even more – as the whole thing's a perfect realization of their genius – and such a strong step forward, it still pains us to remember that singer Ian Curtis was taken from us all too soon, and the group never got to fully move past this moment! Everything that made the first record great is here – but there's also a more cohesive approach to both the song structure, and the overall album presentation – so that the landscape of darkness we first viewed on Unknown Pleasures comes into even greater focus here – as the songs follow one another in a beautifully logical order, and the slight refinements in production make all the best elements of the musicianship – especially the bass and drums – even more powerful than before. Titles include "Twenty Four Hours", "Heart & Soul", "Decades", "Colony", "Passover", and "A Means To An End". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary limited edition pressing – on heavyweight clear vinyl!)

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonListen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the rarest of all Johnny Guitar Watson albums – and his first from the 70s – a mindblowing batch of trippy soul tunes that sounds far different than much of his later work! Johnny's not yet in the funky mode here – and he's working in a very cool flanged-out approach that has his vocals tripping lightly with his guitar – in a spacious soul mode that captures some of the energy of Shuggie Otis at the time. The overall sound is incredibly righteous – and the album's a delight throughout! Titles include "Lovin You", "If I Had The Power", "You Bring Love", "I Get A Feeling", and "You're The Sweetest Thing I've Ever Had". CD

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✨✧ VariousIn The Name Of Love – Africa Celebrates U2 ... CD
Shout Factory, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice collection of covers from Angelique Kidjo, Vieux Farka Toure, Ba Cissoko, Vusi Mahlasela, Tony Allen, Cheikh Lo, Keziah Jones, Les Nubians, Soweto Gospel Choir, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, African Underground All-stars & Waldemar Bastos. CD
(Out of print, sticker ovewr barcode.)

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✨✧ John CaleFear (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best solo albums ever from John Cale – a set that has the singer playing a lot of piano alongside his vocals, which creates this moody, evocative quality that's really wonderful! Cale's songwriting is always pretty compelling, but the heavy use of piano really brings out a depth to his lyrics here – further enforced by the relatively spacious sense of recording used throughout. A few numbers add in more electric elements – but with Brian Eno along on electronics and listed as a co-producer, the record's definitely got this balance between elements that's very careful. Phil Manzanera plays guitar, and also helped with the overall construction of the set – and you can hear some of the best elements of his own solo sets too. Titles include the classic "Fear Is A Man's Best Friend", plus "Gun", "The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy", "You Know More Than I Know", "Momamma Scuba", and "Buffalo Ballet". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Everything But The GirlEden (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blanco Y Negro/Toys Factory (Japan), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful – and a record that still sounds pretty darn great today! When Tracy Thorn and Ben Watt first teamed up to produce this tight little jazz pop gem, little did they know that they'd unleash a landmark sound that would forever transform the face of modern music – a great breath of real acoustic energy in an 80s landscape that was way too overcome with synthesizers and programs! The record mixes jazz and Brit pop into a swirling blend of beautiful little tracks – all graced by the incredibly smart early writing of Thorn and Watt, and some spare arrangements that really retain all the charm of their earlier solo projects too – especially that mature songwriting that made them great from the start. Titles include "Another Bridge", "Bittersweet", "Spice Of Life", "Crabwalk", "Fascination", "Frost & Fire", and "Soft Touch". CD
(Out of print, 1991 Japanese pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Zombie (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Fela's greatest albums – and one of the few that got any sort of international circulation in the 70s! "Zombie" shows Fela at the height of his powers – grooving away in incredibly fast, incredibly tight Afro Funk lines, weaving guitar, sax, and keyboards together with a speed that still leaves us breathless. No wonder the track had a history of causing riots when it was played! "Mr Follow Follow" is a bit mellower, but even stronger on the message tip, and graced with a sublime snakey sax solo. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joy DivisionAtmosphere/She's Lost Control ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
"Atmosphere" is the a-side, and it's a great little cut – but we'll always love this single for the fantastic "She's Lost Control" – a tune that's catchy, but also damn spooky – starting out with these cool Martin Hannett electronic pulses, then moving into this raw, building guitar line that really sends the vocals home! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Star WarsChristmas In The Stars – The Star Wars Christmas Album (platinum LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RSO/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key document of how strong the Star Wars pull was in late 70s merchandising – an album of Star Wars-related Holiday tunes – put together by Meco, with guest voices by C3PO and R2D2! The overall feel is kind of a Christmas take on Meco's take on Star Wars – groovy and with a touch of disco – put together with full arrangements by Meco, Harold Wheeler, and Lance Quinn. Titles include "Sleigh Ride", "Merry Merry Christmas", "Christmas In The Stars", "Bells Bells Bells", and "The Odds Against Christmas". CD
(Limited LP sleeve edition!)

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✨✧ Ike TurnerEdge (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the last Ike Turner albums to contain lead vocals by Tina – a set from the start of the 80s, issued right before Tina hit that huge solo career on her own! Tina's vocals come in early and are in very much in fine form – more in the mode she'd use on records to come than her sound back in the day, but lacking nothing at all in terms of her phrasing – even when Ike and the group take on tunes by some of the pair's contemporaries like Bill Withers, Shirley Caesar, and Elton John! Side two has Ike stepping into the vocal spotlight – a shift that may well have come from the rift between the two at the time – but his appearance is actually a great thing, and maybe creates a bit of freshness as he works here to front the Home Grown Funk band. Those tunes have more of an 80s funk approach – often with heavy basslines – and Ike tunes include "Lum Dum", "Party Vibes", "No Other Woman", and "I Can't Believe" – while Tina titles include "Lean On Me", "Use Me", "Shame Shame Shame", "Philadelphia Freedom", and "Only Women Bleed". CD

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! CD
(Limited edition.)
Also available It's A Mother ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ James BrownTake A Look At Those Cakes (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Culture Factory, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A plenty funky record, despite a cheesy cover – which shows James Brown as a disco-era player – kicking back on a couch with an unbuttoned shirt, while two topless girls dance in front of him – showing him their "cakes"! The groove's definitely different than the Payback years, but it's still composed of the same core elements – sharp instrumentation, played live and in a very lively way – sped up a bit for the dancefloor, but maybe even more breathtaking because of the speed! At the time, Brown spent plenty of time trying to claim the mantle of disco godfather – but he's still way more than that here – a fierce funk maestro who's already got his instrumental tip down to razor-sharp perfection, which makes the shouted and called vocals just a bonus icing on the cake! Tracks are long and plenty jamming – and titles include "For Goodness Sakes Take A Look At Those Cakes", "Someone To Talk To", "A Man Understands", and "As Long As I Love You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ CrusadersStreet Life (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MCA/Culture Factory (France), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from The Crusaders – a set that really sums up all the tightness they'd forged in the 70s, while still showing a new sense of soul and funk as well – expertly balanced with flawless LA production! The album may well be the group's equivalent of a Steely Dan album – no surprise, given the work they'd done on sessions for that group – and the title cut is the massive extended version of "Street Life", with killer vocals from Randy Crawford – and other titles include "My Lady", "Night Faces", "The Hustler", and "Rodeo Drive". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Joy DivisionLove Will Tear Us Apart (long, short)/These Days ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Maybe the group's most famous song – and it wasn't even included on any of their original albums, which makes owning a 12" single of the cut that much more wonderful! The song is served up here in two versions, and really benefits from the sonic brilliance of a large piece of vinyl – as does the tremendous "These Days" – equally catchy, but much more dark and moody! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ New OrderConfusion (voc, confused beats, inst, rough mix) ... 12-inch
Factory/Parlophone, Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most street-worthy tracks ever issued by New Order – a record that's as much an important part of the Factory Records legacy as it is the early days of hip hop! There's a strongly breaking quality to the rhythms – given help from Arthur Baker – and the tune's got its own catchy vocal version, plus some instrumental and beat mixes too – plenty for the early DJs on the scene to cut and mix! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tammi TerrellIrresistible (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An irresistible solo album from the great Tammi Terrell – the Motown singer who's best remembered for her duets with Marvin Gaye, and who hardly ever got a chance to work on her own! Despite that lack, though, this album's a standout classic – a slightly different take on the female Motown sound of the 60s, with production by Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol – in a vibe that's maybe just hinting a bit at the sound to come – which makes us wonder how much Terrell would have given us in the 70s, if she hadn't passed from this planet all too soon! Titles include cuts by Smokey Robinson, Johnny Bristol, and Fuqua himself – with tracks that include "I Can't Believe You Love Me", "Come On And See Me", "What A Good Man He Is", "He's The One I Love", and "Can't Stop Now (Love Is Calling)". CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Don WilkersonPreach Brother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note/Culture Factory, 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album by this lusty tenor player – and one of the rarest Blue Notes ever! Brother Don plays lean and mean, in a nice tight group that features Grant Green on guitar, Sonny Clark on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums – all of whom give Wilkerson a freer setting than he ever got working with his more famous bandleader, Ray Charles! The groove has a freer edge than on some of Wilkerson's other albums, with touches that almost reach a Latin sound at times – an influence most likely from Green's exotic work on guitar, and Higgins' wonderfully free rhythms. Titles include "Pigeon Peas", "Camp Meetin", "Jeanie Weanie", and "Dem Tamborines". CD
(Collectors edition in a LP sleeve – limited to 1000!)

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✨✧ Fela & Egypt 80Underground System ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late Fela – but great Fela! Underground System was released in 1992, but it sounds like Fela's best work from the late 70s – grooving away at a triple-time beat on two incredible tracks, "Underground System" and "Pansa Pansa". "Pansa Pansa" is especially great, as it's got these Cecil Taylor-esque piano lines over funky beats at the beginning – very odd, but very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joy DivisionHeart & Soul (4CD set) ... CD
Factory/Warner, Late 70s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A near-complete package of this legendary group – with the full albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer, plus the Ideal For Living EP, material from Still, rare singles, compilation tracks, and live material too – almost everything the group ever recorded! CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Mystery Science Theater 3000Complete Clowns In The Sky ... LP
Shout Factory, 2019. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing.)
 
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Captain BeefheartAbba Zaba ... LP
Masters (Netherlands), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
7 tracks on this late 80s release, which appears to be from around the Mirror Man period: "Abba Zabba", "Autumn's Child", "Electricity", "Kandy Korn", "Plastic Factory", "Grown So Ugly" and "25th Century Quaker". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing.)

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Charlatans UKBetween 10th & 11th (2CD set – with bonus live show) ... CD
Situation Two/Beggars Banquet (UK), 1992. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A much-loved album by The Charlatans – or Charlatans UK, if you live in the US like us – a set that's filled with the sorts of well-crafted, catchy tunes they do so well – kicked up with occasional beats, ala the UK scene at the time! These guys handled the blend better than most, and the album ages better than most of the time – kind of a post-4AD, post-Factory vibe finding its way into the mainstream – on titles that include "Weirdo", "Can't Even Be Bothered", "Tremelo Song", "Page One", "Ignition", "I Don't Want To See The Lights", "Not Even The Rain", and "Subtitle". Expanded package features a bonus live show, recorded in Chicago in 1991 – with titles that include "Imperial 109", "Opportunity", "10th & 11th", "White Shirt", "Indian Rope", "Flower", and "Happen To Die". CD

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Chris ConnorPortrait Of Chris ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Sealed ... $24.99
A very moody album from Chris Connor – one that features arrangements by Ronnie Ball and Jimmy Jones, on a somber set of songs that makes the album one of Chris' darkest for Atlantic! Most of the tunes are in small group settings – a bit tightly arranged, but in a good way that gives the record a kind of June Christy sort of sound – never to overdone on the vocal tip, with a sense of restraint that only further creates tensions in the tunes! There's a level of sophistication here that's way different than the somewhat cheesy image on the cover – and titles include "Where Flamingos Fly", "Alone Together", "I'm Glad There Is You", "If I Should Lose You", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is aged, with a Factory Sealed sticker on front.)

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Hot TunaPhosphorescent Rat ... LP
Grunt, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Cult Factory, still sealed with obi.)

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Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie IISilenced II – Views From The Auction Block ... LP
577, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II is a powerhouse here on drums – working his way over the kit with a massive sense of force, even when things are mellow – clearly employing a wide variety of elements to keep his sound open and fresh! There's only one number here that features solo drums from Donald – and the rest are all longer tracks, each featuring a key contribution from an established member of the downtown scene – Elliott Sharp on guitar, Bill Laswell on bass, and Vernon Reid on guitar – who each duet with McKenzie on a number apiece, and really bring sort of an old school, almost Knitting Factory vibe to the set. And by that, we mean that classic venue in the 80s – at a time when everything it and its musicians were doing was very fresh and creative! Titles include "Elektra Jagger McKenzie", "Akai Gurley", "Ramarley Graham, and "Natasha McKenna". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeLa Classe Operaia Va In Paradiso ... LP
RCA/Goodfellas (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
One of the most striking Morricone soundtracks we've heard from the early 70s – a really dark little score that's filled with harsh tones and cool electronic effects! The film itself deals with the hardship of life in an Italian factory – and Morricone's music is filled with machine-like moments – stark, stiff rhythms that stamp out in repetition – cold electronic sounds that are without any soul – and a few softer, gentler moments that offer just a bit of relief – then quickly bring you back to the realm of the industrial! The soundtrack is proof that the maestro was always working at the height of his creative powers – setting his music apart from the rest of his contemporaries. Bruno Nicolai gets a nod too – as he directed the orchestra – and titles include "Il Sogno", "Metamorfosi", "La Classe Operaia Va In Paradiso", "Alienazione", "Inventario", and "Sinfonia Dell'Ottimista". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alphonse MouzonMind Transplant ... CD
Blue Note (France), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon cut some of the hardest, heaviest fusion albums ever to hit the Blue Note label in the 70s – including this legendary powerhouse of a record! The set features Mouzon with one of his longtime partners – guitarist Tommy Bolin – hitting a hard-rocking, heavy fusion sound that really blows off the roof – more than enough influence from the younger generation to showcase the new energy hitting electric jazz – and a bit like some of the work that Alphonse would do with other artists in later years! Mouzon's drums explode like a case of dynamite hitting a nitroglycerine factory – and Bolin wails away on guitar like a buzzsaw out of control. There's some nice little licks on the set – making the record a good one for the sample crowd – and a really high octane album with loads of nice changes! Titles include "Nitroglycerin", "Mind Transplant", "Snow Bound", "Ascorbic Acid", and "Carbon Dioxide". CD

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✨✧ New OrderConfusion (voc, confusion beats, inst, rough mix) ... 12-inch
Streetwise, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most street-worthy tracks ever issued by New Order – a record that's as much an important part of the Factory Records legacy as it is the early days of hip hop! There's a strongly breaking quality to the rhythms – given help from Arthur Baker – and the tune's got its own catchy vocal version, plus some instrumental and beat mixes too – plenty for the early DJs on the scene to cut and mix! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Streetwise sleeve.)

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PylonChomp ... CD
DB/New West, 1983. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic record from the Athens, GA scene of the early 80s – served up by a group who maybe never hit the fame of REM or B-52s, but who are maybe even groovier overall! Pylon have a strong bassline that almost seems borrowed from the Brit post-punk years, but also mix it with some catchier lyrics by a female singer – but one who's often nicely down in the mix, right alongside the jagged guitars and splashy drums – all of which create a sound that's like the best of the indie underworld of the period! The group almost feel like they would have been right at home on Factory or Rough Trade – which is partly why they maybe got more attention overseas than here – and the titles include "Italian Movie Theme", "Spider", "Yo Yo", "Buzz", "No Clocks", "Altitude", and "M Train". CD

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Johnny RiversLast Boogie In Paris – The Complete Concert ... CD
Varese/Soul City, 1973. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, expanded Shout Factory pressing.)

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Bruce SpringsteenDarkness On The Edge Of Town ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... $2.99
Hard to go wrong with the sublime "Candy's Room" – and the rest of the album is pretty darn amazing too! Titles include "Badlands", "Adam Raised A Cain", "Racing In The Street", "Factory", "Streets Of Fire", and "Darkness On The Edge Of Town". CD

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VariousBlack Havana Dance Compilation ... LP
Capitol, 1989. Sealed ... $11.99
Features tracks by 3 Big Men, Madagascar, Keith Thompson, Sound Factory, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousDiscotheque Vol 1 – The Soundtrack To The World's Greatest Clubs – The Hacienda ... CD
Discotheque (UK), 1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
An incredible tribute to one of the hippest clubs in the world back in the 80s – Manchester's legendary Hacienda, home to Factory Records, but also a great spot to pick up on some of the most cutting-edge grooves of the time! The Hacienda had a great reputation not only for breaking some of the best electronic work in the UK, but also for picking up on some of the key trends in American underground – especially electro and early house, which were introduced to British audiences strongly by the club. This 2CD package really does a great job of recreating the Hacienda vibe – not just through a selection of 23 key tracks, but also with a beautiful booklet of notes by Tim Lawrence, who really goes into detail on the club along with plenty of vintage photos. Titles include "Holland Tunnel Dive (12" mix)" by Imp Log, "We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang (12" mix)" by Heaven 17, "The Beach (12" mix)" by New Order, "Clear (12" mix)" by Cybotron, "2 Hype (12" house inst)" by Kid & Play, "Dirty Talk (12" inst)" by Klein & MBO, "Situation (12" US Francois K dub)" by Yazoo, "Nude Photo 88 (12" mix)" by Mayday, "Give It To Me (12" mix)" by Bam Bam, "Sueno Latino (12" mix)" by Sueno Latino, "Pacific State" by 808 State, and "Rich In Paradise (12" mix)" by FPI Project. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDjoon Experience – Compiled & Mixed By Black Coffee & Joe Claussell ... CD
BBE (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 14.99
A pair of sweet mix CDs from Joe Claussell and Black Coffee – each done in support of Djoon, the multi-cultural nightspot in Paris! Joe Claussell brings out all his best tones here – those cosmic elements mixed with earthier elements that have always kept his music grounded so firmly in tradition – a future vision, but one with a keen ear for the past as well – spun out over a mix that includes "Cross Roads" by Ron Trent, "Elektric Afrika (Joe Claussell rmx)" by The Bayara Citizens, "1960 What (Opolopo kick and bass rerub)" by Gregory Porter, "With More Love" by Joaquin Joe Claussell, "Once Again (morning factory edit)" by Reggie Dokes, and "Old Landmark (Joe Claussell's mission for today voc)" by The Djoon Experience with Kenny Bobien. CD 2 features Black Coffee working in slightly similar territory, but with a bit more of an edge, too – some harder beats and faster rhythms, but tracks that are still graced with plenty of warm touches too. Titles include "You & Me" by Keys Snow, "Surroundings" by Natz Efx, "Love Song 28" by Jullian Gomes, "All Alone" by Tumelo with Vikter Duplaix, "People With Bullets" by G Family, "We Are One" by Black Coffee with Hugh Masekela, "Avenue Of Dreams" by Sai & Ribatone, and "Get Over It (Sun-el Sithole rmx)" by Bucie. CD

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VariousLouis Wayne Moody High ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
One of the coolest packages we've ever seen from Numero – an album that's styled like a high school yearbook, right down to the faux leather cover and pages inside – which themselves have all sorts of fake autographs and messages from imaginary classmates! Yet the cover isn't just what makes this one great – as it sets the scene for a very cool musical wonderland inside on the record – rare late 60s rock gems, served up in a flurry of early psych, garage rock, girl group vocals, and other sweet modes – all to provide the soundtrack for some weird, David Lynch-like high school experience! A great evolution of the Numero Group aesthetic – with titles that include "I Was A Fool" by The Invaders, "Tell Me Not To Hurt" by The Shades, "Voodoo Doll" by The Werps, "King Of The Surf" by The Islanders, "So Much" by The Fastells, "Summer Winds" by Rob Kirk & The Word, "Ready C'Mon Now" by The Weejuns, "Goodbye To You" by The Shy Guys, and "Fade Sun Fade" by D & The Sugar Cane Factory. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPeephole In My Brain – The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1971 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1971. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
Short songs, but exploding with a huge range of new musical ideas – not the side-long jams of the progressive rock generation, but instead some singles and album tracks that manage to pack all of the best elements into some mighty catchy tunes! These tracks all benefit from a huge explosion of ideas in songwriting, arranging, and production – the sorts that are famously served up on prog albums of the time, but which are maybe even more impressive when turned to tracks that are more condensed and surprisingly catchy – which is what we can say about all the many musical gems in this set! As with other of the "year" series from Grapefruit, the music here is a fantastic blend of artists you might know and others you'll discover here for the first time – all supported by a very detailed set of notes, and a track list of 71 killer tracks by artists who include Cressida, The Move, Stray, Stackridge, Dana Gillespie, Sakkarin, Curved Air, Status Quo, Atomic Rooster, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Phase 3, Dear Mr Time, Edwards Hand, Lifblud, Don Crown & His Busking Buddies, Edgar Broughton Band, Fickle Pickle, Unicorn, Factory, Shape Of The Rain, Ray Fenwick, Pluto, Fusion Farm, Zior, Nimbo, Second Hand, Colin Blunstone, Rockin Horse, Nirvana, Bill Nelson, Curtiss Maldoon, Blonde On Blonde, and many more. CD

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✨✧ VariousThat Driving Beat – 60s & 70s Northern Soul Stompers ... CD
Back Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Plenty of driving beats here – a wealth of rare Northern Soul numbers from the late 60s and early 70s – sounds from Detroit, Chicago, Philly, and more – all brought together in this classic collection compiled by Ian Dewhirst, a name we've come to trust on countless other compilations over the years! The groove is familiar, so we'll leap right into the set list – and let you know that the collection includes "I Get The Sweetest Feeling" by Erma Franklin, "She'll Come Running Back" by Mel Brit, "Love Factory" by Eloise Laws, "Sweet Inspiration" by Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon, "The Chase Is On" by Johnny Howard, "Purple Haze"b y Johnny Jones & The King Casuals, "You'll Get Enough" by The Delfonics, "When You Called Me Baby" by Len Barry, "Sliced Tomatoes" by The Just Brothers, "Girl Don't Make Me Wait" by Bunny Sigler, "Hit & Run" by Rose Batiste, "I Love You Baby" by Cindy Scott, "Don't Be Sore At Me" by The Parliaments, "My Love Keeps Getting Stronger" by Gloria Edwards, "Wrapped Tied & Tangled" by Lavern Baker, and "Somebody Somewhere" by Darrell Banks. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Heerlens Percussie EnsembleBiologic Music ... LP
Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unusual little album – one that partly embraces a globe's worth of acoustic percussion, partly expresses itself in the minimal percussion legacy after Steve Reich's Drumming, and partly embraces some of the electric/acoustic sounds of the New York downtown scene of the early 80s – in work by artists like David Van Tieghem or Peter Gordon! The group use a mix of vibes, balafon, marimbas, and other percussion instruments – then add in occasional beats or other electric elements, but usually in a subtle way – that blend of global and European modes that was also surfacing a bit on the Crammed label at the time. All tracks are instrumental – and titles include "Black Africa", "Back To The Factory", "Kpanlogo", "Biologic Music", and "Adowa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus set of notes, and a download code!)

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✨✧ Ike YardNight By Night EP (red vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Les Disques Du Crepuscule/Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really moody record from the Les Disques Du Crepuscule label – a short set, and one that's full of plenty of experimental moments – maybe the sort of record that would have been more at home on Factory Records or 99! There's certainly some of the creative percussion you'd hear on the later label – often abstracted with processing, and mixed with electric drums too – in this heavy mix of deep bass, cold keyboards, and some very mysterious vocals! Titles include "Motiv", "Cherish", "Night After Night", "Sense Of Male", and "Infraton". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Maximum JoyStation MXJY ... LP
Antarctica Starts Here, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 like those groups, they've got a female singer in the lead - the lovely Janine Rainforth – which really sets them apart, as does some of Rainforth's work on clarinet and violin! The group revels in moody production, scratchy guitar, heady basslines, and odd little sonic elements that seem to drift in and out of the mix on their own sort of whim! At times, there's almost a Factory Records spirit to the work, but the overall sound is more straightforwardly political and progressive – in keeping with Maximum Joy's links to the Rough Trade camp. Titles include "Searching For A Feeling", "Do It Today", "Where's Deke", "Temple Bomb Twist", "Mouse An Me", and "All Wrapped Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mills BrothersBest Of Mills Brothers Vol 2 ... LP
Famous Twinset, 1930s/1940s. Sealed 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a large Factory Sealed sticker.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaMambo Mongo ... CD
Fania/Charly (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great compilation of Mongo Santamaria's funky work for the Vaya label, with lots of tight electric grooves that have cool keyboards and a real Nu Yorica vibe to them. Cuts include "Happy as a Fat Rat in a Cheese Factory", "Good Doctor", "Jelly Belly", "That's Good", and "Mambomango". Great stuff all the way through, and some nice bits that you can't find elsewhere! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tones On TailAlbum Pop (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Beggars Banquet, 1984. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest thing to ever come out of Bauhaus – a stripped-down version of that group, with a sound that's stark, spare, and still wonderful after all these years! More Factory Records than goth – with the classic "Go" – plus "Lions", "War", "Happiness", "Christian Says", "Movement Of Fear", "Real Life", and "Twist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ TubesNow ... LP
A&M, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third album from The Tubes – weird, fun and satrical sets that sounds to us like they were recorded a good decade later than that! Now is another blend of insistently catchy songs savvy, somewhat sneering lyricism. There wasn't another band like the Tubes, that's for sure! Includes "Smoke (La Vie En Fumer)", "Hit Parade", "God Bird Change", "I'm Just A Mess", "Pound Of Flesh", "Cathy's Clone", "You're No Fun", a nutty, synthy cover of Lee Hazlewood's "This Town" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in a blue back cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Labels have foil Stereo stickers over the promo notice. Cover has light wear and small Factory Sealed stickers on both sides.)

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✨✧ VariousCrammed Global Soundclash 1980-89 Part 2 – Electrowave ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential work from one of our favorite labels of the postpunk generation – Belgium's Crammed Discs, home to some fantastic recordings that spanned the globe in search of a fresh new sound! Crammed first caught our attention for their darker, Factory Records-like work – but as the label grew, it brought in a range of different elements, including experimental electronics, world music fusions, and even some nice bits of dreamier pop. This 21 track set offers a great look at the best bits from Crammed during this time – work by artists who refused to be categorized, and who, unlike most of their contemporaries, refused to record hits as they matured – and if anything, became more fascinated with the art music side of the spectrum. Titles include "Next One Is Real" by Minimal Compact, "Saure Gurke" by Aksak Maboul, "La Morte" by Karl Biscuit, "The Observatory" by Peter Principle, "M'Pasi Ya M'Pamba (rmx)" by Zazuo Bikaye, "O My Beautiful Song" by Band Apart, "Tales Of Taboo" by Karen Finley, "Fonce A Mort" by Honeymoon Killers, and "Marienbad" by Sonoko. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlatans UKBetween 10th & 11th (2LP pressing – with bonus live show) ... LP
Situation Two/Beggars Banquet (UK), 1992. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A much-loved album by The Charlatans – or Charlatans UK, if you live in the US like us – a set that's filled with the sorts of well-crafted, catchy tunes they do so well – kicked up with occasional beats, ala the UK scene at the time! These guys handled the blend better than most, and the album ages better than most of the time – kind of a post-4AD, post-Factory vibe finding its way into the mainstream – on titles that include "Weirdo", "Can't Even Be Bothered", "Tremelo Song", "Page One", "Ignition", "I Don't Want To See The Lights", "Not Even The Rain", and "Subtitle". Expanded package features a bonus live show, recorded in Chicago in 1991 – with titles that include "Imperial 109", "Opportunity", "10th & 11th", "White Shirt", "Indian Rope", "Flower", and "Happen To Die". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Between 10th & 11th (2CD set – with bonus live show) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues BandOut Among 'Em ... LP
Roulette, 1975. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of 70s Latin Disco – less Afro-Cuban than you might expect, but a great illustration of the way that older Latin modes had filtered down to more mainstream dancefloors at the time! There's definitely still some Latin elements in the mix – but the set's also got Michael Zager arranging and producing, and giving the whole thing more of a disco focus overall – in ways that criss cross nicely throughout the record. Titles include a sweet clubby cover of Joe Cuba's "Bang Bang", a remake of Sly Stone's "Life & Death In G&A", and the titles "Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys", "Once You Get Started", and "Get Dancin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Factory Sealed sticker. Cover has bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet ... LP
London, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 – a bold step forward that would give them some of their most memorable moments ever, launched by this sublime set of tracks that includes "Sympathy For The Devil", "Street Fighting Man", "Dear Doctor", "Parachute Woman", "Prodigal Son", "Factory Girl", and "Stray Cat Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing in the gold border cover, with some light wear.)

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✨✧ Lizzy Mercier DesclouxSuspense (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The last lovely album in a wonderful run of records from Lizzy Mercer Descloux – one of the most unique talents to work on the Ze Records imprint in the 80s – and an artist who shared plenty of the genre-crossing, global-mixing elements of her contemporaries! The album's got a sound that's still as lean as Lizzy's earliest albums, but a slightly warmer glow too – almost a jazzy vibe at times, with a style that takes us back to our favorite sounds from the Swamp Children/Kalima on Factory Records at the same time – although with plenty of that French twist that she's always brought to her music. And in fact, this time around the lyrics seem even more French than ever – on titles that include "2 Femmes A La Mer", "L'Heure Bleu", "Once Upon A Time Out", "Echec Et Mat", and "A Room In New York". CD features bonus tracks – "Hurricane", "Playtime", "Gypsy Flame", "Lucky Strike Drive", and "Calypso Moguls (7" version)". CD

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✨✧ Mystic Astrologic Crystal BandMystic Astrologic Crystal Band Featuring Steve Hoffman ... CD
GNP/Early Dawn (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A trippy 60s treasure from this groovy west coast group – a cool quintet led by the fuzzy-headed Steve Hoffman – who not only wrote some very unusual tunes for the combo, but also comes up with an equally unusual mix of instruments! The music is half psych, half sunshine pop – the latter because many of the tunes have a very catchy vibe, and often feature group harmonies behind Steve's lead – the former because there's some cool instrumental elements in the mix, including electric sitar, bass marimba, organ, and lots of unusual touches on tablas, saw, autoharp, and other offbeat elements. Most songs are short, and very catchy – and titles include "Early Dawn", "Barnyard Philosophy", "Factory Endeavor", "Geometry Alley", "Only Time", "I Think I'll Just Lie Here & Die", "The MACB Theme", and "Sunbeams & Rainbows". CD

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✨✧ PylonChomp (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
DB/New West, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic record from the Athens, GA scene of the early 80s – served up by a group who maybe never hit the fame of REM or B-52s, but who are maybe even groovier overall! Pylon have a strong bassline that almost seems borrowed from the Brit post-punk years, but also mix it with some catchier lyrics by a female singer – but one who's often nicely down in the mix, right alongside the jagged guitars and splashy drums – all of which create a sound that's like the best of the indie underworld of the period! The group almost feel like they would have been right at home on Factory or Rough Trade – which is partly why they maybe got more attention overseas than here – and the titles include "Italian Movie Theme", "Spider", "Yo Yo", "Buzz", "No Clocks", "Altitude", and "M Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie-exclusive red vinyl pressing – with the chomp-style top of the original pressing!)
Also available Chomp ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ BGM (Takayuki Shiraishi)Back Ground Music ... LP
Studio Mule (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set that's hardly background at all – as the tracks here have a lively, forward sort of energy that reminds us of our favorite post-punk experiments from the British and German scenes at the start of the 70s – done with a darkness that really resonates with the album's cover image too! There's hardly any vocals at all on the songs – other than muted, abstracted lyrics that are buried under brooding basslines, echoey drums, and fuzzy work on guitar and keyboards – all with a moody Factory Records sort of vibe – and by that, we mean Factory circa 1980, not the later sunnier years. Titles include "Neo Dancer", "And", "Repeat", "Membership Card", "Romantic Romance", and "Recovery Room". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Public Image Ltd.This Is Not A Love Song (orig, rmx)/Blue Water/Public Image ... 12-inch
Virgin (UK), 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(German pressing, in the embossed cover, with a factory sticker. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ TrafficLast Exit ... LP
United Artists, Early 70s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Shanghai Noodle Factory", "Just For You", "Medicated Goo", "Feelin Good", "Blind Man", and "Withering Tree". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
 
 
 



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