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Gang Of FourGang Of Four 77 to 81 (Entertainment/Solid Gold/Singles/Live At The American Indian Center 1980) (4CD set – with bonus download) ... CD
Matador, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $74.99 79.99 On August 13, 2021
A hell of a package – two key albums from Gang Of Four, plus lots of other rare material from these crucial years! At the core of the package is the classic album Entertainment – one of the greatest debut albums of all time – a record that hit the world like a comet when it was released, and which will continue to burn brightly for many decades to come! There's few groups who get things so right as Gang Of Four on this set – balancing the sharp edges of UK punk with a deeper political sense – but one that puts its message across in these short, sharp, shocks that are often given an extra punch by some surprisingly strong basslines! The mix of rawness, message, and surprising groove really sets this one apart from the pack – and that includes the work by legions of groups who've tried to imitate it over the years. Tracks include "Ether", "Natural's Not In It", "Not Great Men", "Damaged Goods", "Return The Gift", "Guns Before Butter", "Glass", and "Contract". Solid Gold is a stunning second set from the mighty Gang Of Four – and a record that's got all the power and politics of their famous Entertainment debut! The set's got some wonderfully heavy basslines amidst the scratchy guitar that makes the group so great – but nothing's too polished, certainly not as in their crossover club modes to come – and the call/response vocal style of Andy Gill and Jon King is tremendous – a very fresh way to deliver the message, and one that's still never been matched all these many years later. Titles include "Paralyzed", "What We All Want", "Why Theory", "If I Could Keep It For Myself", "Cheeseburger", "The Republic", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", "In The Ditch", "A Hole In The Wallet", and "He'd Send In The Army". Next, you get an exclusive Singles album – the first-ever LP collection of all the early singles and b-sides – including tracks from the EP releases Yellow, Damaged Goods, and Another Day Another Dollar. Next is an another exclusive vinyl release – the 2LP set recorded Live At The American Indian Center 1980. There's also an exclusive C90 cassette – with unreleased outtakes, rarities, and studio demos from Entertainment and Solid Gold. Plus, the box features a 100 page full-color, hardcover book – with rare photos, contributions from group members, original artwork, and rare posters – plus essays from Greil Marcus, Michael Stipe, Jon Langford, and others. Plus, you get two badges as well! CD
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✨✧ Paul LesterGang Of Four – Damaged Gods ... Book
Omnibus (UK), 2008. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The first-ever book on Gang Of Four – one of our favorite groups of all time – served up by the writer who also gave us an important book on The Wire! Paul Lester's writing style is maybe a bit loose here – different than a completely in-depth look at the group and its influence – more journalistic, as he weaves together narratives from interviews with various band members and associates, while quickly spinning the story of the group's fantastic rise in the late 70s, their mid-80s breakup, and return to music in the 90s. Think of the approach as maybe a special Mojo issue devoted to Gang Of Four, with all the details and interest that would imply – and the book is 204 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Gang Of FourAnother Day/Another Dollar EP ... LP
Warner, 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
An unusual relic from Gang Of Four's years on Warner in the US – a "special edition 12", designed to re-promote the group's harder sound to an American market! The single features 3 studio classics – "To Hell With Poverty", "Capital (It Fails Us Now)", and "History's Bunk" – plus live versions of "Cheesburger" and "What We All Want". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the WB inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Gang Of FourBrief History Of The Twentieth Century ... CD
Warner, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gang Of FourEntertainment ... CD
Matador, 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
One of the greatest debut albums of all time – a record that hit the world like a comet when it was released, and which will continue to burn brightly for many decades to come! There's few groups who get things so right as Gang Of Four on this set – balancing the sharp edges of UK punk with a deeper political sense – but one that puts its message across in these short, sharp, shocks that are often given an extra punch by some surprisingly strong basslines! The mix of rawness, message, and surprising groove really sets this one apart from the pack – and that includes the work by legions of groups who've tried to imitate it over the years. Tracks include "Ether", "Natural's Not In It", "Not Great Men", "Damaged Goods", "Return The Gift", "Guns Before Butter", "Glass", and "Contract". CD
Also available Entertainment! ... LP 99.99

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Gang Of FourEntertainment! ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ... $99.99
One of the greatest debut albums of all time – a record that hit the world like a comet when it was released, and which will continue to burn brightly for many decades to come! There's few groups who get things so right as Gang Of Four on this set – balancing the sharp edges of UK punk with a deeper political sense – but one that puts its message across in these short, sharp, shocks that are often given an extra punch by some surprisingly strong basslines! The mix of rawness, message, and surprising groove really sets this one apart from the pack – and that includes the work by legions of groups who've tried to imitate it over the years. Tracks include "Ether", "Natural's Not In It", "Not Great Men", "Damaged Goods", "Return The Gift", "Guns Before Butter", "Glass", and "Contract". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and some very small tears in the opening.)
Also available Entertainment ... CD 14.99

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Gang Of FourHard ... LP
Warner, 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A bit of an attempt to dive into early 80s mainstream soul – and one that stands the test of time a lot better than we would have expected, despite the super-polished production that all but buries the group's earlier harder-edged style. There's a lot of really nice soulful backing vocals, and sparkling Brit-synth-drum machine funk that gives the production a bit of a Nile Rodgers feel, and even reminds us, weirdly, of some of the modern touches in Raphael Saadiq's work. Tracks include "Is It Love", "I Fled", "Silver Lining", "A Man With A Good Car", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Gang Of FourSolid Gold ... LP
Warner/Matador, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A stunning second set from the mighty Gang Of Four – and a record that's got all the power and politics of their famous Entertainment debut! The set's got some wonderfully heavy basslines amidst the scratchy guitar that makes the group so great – but nothing's too polished, certainly not as in their crossover club modes to come – and the call/response vocal style of Andy Gill and Jon King is tremendous – a very fresh way to deliver the message, and one that's still never been matched all these many years later. Titles include "Paralyzed", "What We All Want", "Why Theory", "If I Could Keep It For Myself", "Cheeseburger", "The Republic", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", "In The Ditch", "A Hole In The Wallet", and "He'd Send In The Army". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mekons, Human League, Gang Of Four, & OthersFast Product – Mutant Pop 78/79 ... LP
Fast Product/PVC, 1980. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary compilation – one that was one of the first introductions to American audiences for work from the Sheffield and Leeds scenes! The set is worth it alone for the early Mekons tracks "Never Been In A Riot" and "Where Were You" – but also includes early Gang Of Four tracks for Fast – "Damaged Goods", "Love Like Anthrax", and "Armalite Rifle" – plus "Being Boiled" and "Circus Of Death" by Human League, "Confessions" by Flowers", and "Adult/Ery" and "Horror Show" by Scars. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining, aging, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Gang Of FourSolid Gold ... CD
Warner/Matador, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning second set from the mighty Gang Of Four – and a record that's got all the power and politics of their famous Entertainment debut! The set's got some wonderfully heavy basslines amidst the scratchy guitar that makes the group so great – but nothing's too polished, certainly not as in their crossover club modes to come – and the call/response vocal style of Andy Gill and Jon King is tremendous – a very fresh way to deliver the message, and one that's still never been matched all these many years later. Titles include "Paralyzed", "What We All Want", "Why Theory", "If I Could Keep It For Myself", "Cheeseburger", "The Republic", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", "In The Ditch", "A Hole In The Wallet", and "He'd Send In The Army". CD
Also available Solid Gold ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Gang Of FourEntertainment ... LP
Matador, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest debut albums of all time – a record that hit the world like a comet when it was released, and which will continue to burn brightly for many decades to come! There's few groups who get things so right as Gang Of Four on this set – balancing the sharp edges of UK punk with a deeper political sense – but one that puts its message across in these short, sharp, shocks that are often given an extra punch by some surprisingly strong basslines! The mix of rawness, message, and surprising groove really sets this one apart from the pack – and that includes the work by legions of groups who've tried to imitate it over the years. Tracks include "Ether", "Natural's Not In It", "Not Great Men", "Damaged Goods", "Return The Gift", "Guns Before Butter", "Glass", and "Contract". LP, Vinyl record album
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Entertainment! ... LP 99.99
Entertainment ... CD 14.99
 
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Bobby BareDetroit City & Other Hits/500 Miles From Home/Talk Me Some Sense/Bird Named Yesterday (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Four gems from the early RCA years of Bobby Bare – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Detroit City – a classic early album from the great Bobby Bare – proof that the man had plenty of charms in the years before he started working with hip singer/songwriter material! The set kicks off with the huge title cut – a track that Bobby does better than just about anyone else – and it follows with a host of well-chosen cuts and some surprisingly great originals – showing an early songwriting side of Bare that didn't always get exposure in later years! Bobby's got a great edge in his vocals, even young – less of the pop modes that you'd hear on some of his singles – on titles that include "Shame On Me", "Detroit City", "Is It Wrong", "Dear Wastebasket", "The Gods Were Angry With Me", "Book Of Love", and "I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today". 500 Miles is early genius from Bobby Bare – a set that shows just how great he was at the start – able to bring a special spin to a country tune, even amidst some of the fuller Chet Atkins production at RCA! Bobby's got a very unique style – maybe more urban than you might expect, but still with a twang – a quality that always made him perfect for songs of moving and longing, as in the title cut. There's plenty of other numbers in that mode, too – including a few penned by Bobby himself – in a lineup that includes "Let Me Tell You about Mary", "Abilene", "Worried Man Blues", "Sailor Man", "Homestead On The Farm", "Gotta Travel On", "500 Miles From Home", and "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight". Talk Me Some Sense is wonderful work from Bobby Bare – a record that already shows the young singer reaching for hip material, and coming up with a mature way of putting over a tune that's unlike anyone else! There's some slight currents of folk in the music – but as with the early John Hartford records on RCA, the style is more country overall – but also in a very different space too – inheriting some of the hipper inflections of the changing 60s, even amidst familiar RCA production – which puts a really special spin on all the tunes. Titles include "A Little Bit Later On Down The Line", "Got Leavin On Her Mind", "Long Black Veil", "All The Good Times Are Past & Gone", "You Can't Stop The Wind From Blowing", "Heaven Help My Soul", "It Ain't Me Babe", and the great original "Passin Through". Bird Named Yesterday is one of the coolest Bobby Bare albums of the 60s – a precursor to some of his concept albums of the 70s, but done in a bit of a different mode too! Bobby delivers these little recitations between most of the tunes – speaking in different characters, but in a way that evokes some of the larger spirit that Lee Hazlewood brought to his projects of the period – a quality that's also echoed in the way that Bare puts over a tune – mature, and with a nice sense of distance that brings about a slight current of wit – quite unusual for RCA country at the time! The set includes some great tunes by a young Jack Clement – and titles include "Somebody Bought My Old Hometown", "The Air Conditioner Song", "The Day The Saw Mill Closed Down", "Bird Named Yesterday", "The Old Gang's Gone", and "They Covered Up The Old Swimmin Hole". Bonus tracks include "The Town That Broke My Heart", "Don't Do Like I Done Son", "Sandy's Crying Again", and "When Am I Ever Gonna Settle Down". CD

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NightingalesPigs On Purpose (blue vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Cherry Red/Call Of The Void (UK), 1983. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99 34.99 On September 10, 2021
A brilliant bit of work from the UK scene of the early 80s – a group formed out of the ashes of The Prefects, and driven strongly by the uniquely bristling energy of frontman Robert Lloyd! The record's got lots of fantastically jagged moments – punk into post-punk, but without the freer frenzy of The Fall – maybe more the well-rooted basslines of Gang Of Four, although the style of The Nightingales is very different! Lloyd's vocals and presence are wonderful – and the songs are laced together with all these fast, jagged guitar lines that are fantastic – a bit like those from the Ron Johnson label scene to come. Tracks include "Blood For Dirt", "Start From Scratch", "One Mistake", "It Lives Again", "Joking Apart", "Yeah, It's OK", "Under The Lash", "Blisters", "Don't Blink", "Elvis The Last Ten Days", and "Make Good". 2LP version is filled with loads of extra material – tracks that include "Seconds", "Idiot Strength", "Inside Out", "Paraffin Brain", "Under The Lash", and "Elvis The Last Ten Days" – plus rare live material and demos too! LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ NightingalesPigs On Purpose (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cherry Red/Call Of The Void (UK), 1983. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant bit of work from the UK scene of the early 80s – a group formed out of the ashes of The Prefects, and driven strongly by the uniquely bristling energy of frontman Robert Lloyd! The record's got lots of fantastically jagged moments – punk into post-punk, but without the freer frenzy of The Fall – maybe more the well-rooted basslines of Gang Of Four, although the style of The Nightingales is very different! Lloyd's vocals and presence are wonderful – and the songs are laced together with all these fast, jagged guitar lines that are fantastic – a bit like those from the Ron Johnson label scene to come. Tracks include "Blood For Dirt", "Start From Scratch", "One Mistake", "It Lives Again", "Joking Apart", "Yeah, It's OK", "Under The Lash", "Blisters", "Don't Blink", "Elvis The Last Ten Days", and "Make Good". 2CD version is filled with loads of extra material – tracks that include "Seconds", "Idiot Strength", "Inside Out", "Paraffin Brain", "Under The Lash", and "Elvis The Last Ten Days" – plus rare live material and demos too! CD

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VariousGreatest Rap Hits Vol 4 ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. Sealed ... $19.99
Includes "The Message" and "She's Fresh" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, "Do You Want To Rock" by Funky Four, "Action" by Treacherous Three, "Rappers Reprise" by Sugar Hill Gang and Sequence, and "On The Radio" by Crash Crew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker.)

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VariousJames Dean – Rebel With A Cause ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
The young James Dean was a star that burned brightly before being taken from the world all too soon – dead in a car crash, in a manner that made Dean a precursor to some of the more self-destructive rockers of the 60s and 70s! Dean, of course, was an actor not a rocker – but his style and attitude influenced many – and come live again here in a set of tracks that pays tribute to his memory – music that's a mix of posthumous tribute tracks by different singers, mixed with some instrumental themes from his famous film soundtracks, and even including a few moments of the Rebel's voice itself! The package is very vividly put together – with a big booklet of notes, and lots of images throughout – alongside titles that include "James Dean Blues" by Walter Peter, Rebel" by Barbara Eden, "James Dean" by The Jets, "The Gang & The Chicken Run" by Leonard Rosenman, "Rebel Without A Cause" by Bobby Poe & The Poekats, "The Ballad Of James Dean" by The Four Tunes, "Boy Named Jimmy Dean" by Dick Jacobs, "Jimmy's Theme" by Chet Baker & Bud Shank, "Souvenir D'Italie" by Pier Angeli, "Jimmy Unknown" by Lita Roza, "Fight Scene" by Ray Heindorf, "Message From James Dean" by Bill Hayes, and a James Dean interview – plus a "Safe Driving PSA" by James Dean & Gig Young! CD

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VariousNo Thanks – The 70s Punk Rebellion (4CD box set) ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used 4 CDs ... $54.99
Not just key early punk work from both sides of the Atlantic, but important punk precursors too! 100 tracks in all, and a big booklet of notes! Music from the Ramones, the Clash, the Saints, the Damned, the Buzzcocks, Iggy & the Stooges, Wire, New York Dolls, the Fall, Patti Smith, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Boys, the Dead Boys, Suicide, Devo, X, the Boomtown Rats, Fear, Gang Of Four, and much more. CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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✨✧ ExDisturbing Domestic Peace (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Ex/Superior Viaduct, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Ex have had an amazing career over their many decades in music – forays into jazz, improv, and even global sounds – but here, right at the start, they're much more in the spirit of political punk contemporaries from the UK – especially Gang Of Four and Crass – both of whom are a good comparison to the nonstop energy and razor-sharp sound of this debut album! Lyrics are all in English, and these guys are clearly using their unique spot in the Dutch scene to soar out and challenge some of the more powerful acts of the Anglo world – coming on strong with scratchy guitar, hard-rolling basslines, and drums that drive the lead lyrics over the top – on titles that include "A Sense Of Tumour", "Sucking Pig", "Outlook Army", "The Sky Is Blue Again", "Map", "Rules", "Squatsong", and "Warning Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time vinyl reissue – with bonus 7 inch & booklet! Single features the cuts "Introduction", "Human Car", "Punk", and "Horse".)

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✨✧ Bob DoroughMultiplication Rock ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – partly because the tunes are all so groovy, and partly because we've really come to know the jazz-based work of composer Bob Dorough! At the time of this set, Dorough was coming off some great work in the 60s – his own rare recordings, music for Spanky & Our Gang, and others – all of which seems to inform these math-based tunes written for Saturday morning TV. The tunes are all pretty darn catchy, and often quite jazzy – and instrumentation often features some great electric piano nestled in alongside the vocals. Dorough sings the lion's share of the work for this album – although Grady Tate sings on two numbers, and Blossom Dearie on one more. Titles include the amazing "Three Is A Magic Number" – plus "Lucky Seven Sampson", "Little Twelve Toes", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "I Got Six", "Naughty Number Nine", "Figure Eight", and "The Four Legged Zoo". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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✨✧ VitaminRecordings 1981 (white vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Don Giovanni, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool group from the Boston scene of the early 80s – a quartet who are clearly as inspired by the aggro punk styles of the Leeds scene in the UK, as they are the jagged styles of the No Wave moment in New York! The guitars are razor-sharp and cutting all the way through – driving the sound in a great way, over basslines that would have made the young Gang Of Four proud – laced with some surprisingly cool violin, which creates some great sonic touches, as does the sometime use of organ. The whole thing is great – very DIY, with an early Rough Trade spirit throughout – on titles that include studio cuts "Black Sheep", "Sinner", "French Fries", and "Sarah's Braid" – and live cuts "Bug Spray", "Mouse Trap", "Psycho Analyzer", "Mommy", "Bag Man", and "Sidewalk Slip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Strike UnderOne Eye/Damaged Goods ... 7-inch
Wax Trax, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two fantastic tracks from this important Chicago punk group – both recorded live on the city's WZRD radio station! "One Eye" has the group really stepping off from the sound of their better-known 12" EP on Wax Trax – slowing down the pace, picking up the bass, and mixing together some dubby elements with their sharp guitar work – backed here by a superb cover of the Gang Of Four classic "Damaged Goods" – given a nice Chicago-styled punk rock twist! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/FourmenonlyModern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Fourmenonly – Complete Recordings (Trees/Position 2000/Fourmenonly Vol 1/Science Fiction Stories) (3CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CDs ... $38.99 42.99
A fantastic lost legacy in European free improvisation – the complete works of a group who were first known as Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe, then later as Fourmenonly – presented here in a beautiful 3CD set! First up is the album Trees – issued on a small label in 1968, but a set that matches the groundbreaking energy of the early work on FMP – played by a group that features Helmuth Zimmer on piano, Wilfreid Eichorn on tenor and soprano sax, Claus Buhler on bass, Rudi Thielmann on drums, and Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, Mellophon, piston, and percussion! The group have a melodic vibe at the core – often feeling out the initial space as a unit, then exploding with sound and color – and really making especially great work of the talents of Joos and Eichorn – players who work together with great power, driven on by the others. Titles include "Lonely Time", "Trees", "Schnee Verbrennt", "Change Of Beauty", and "The Devil Is Green Blue Yellow". CD also features a bonus unreleased improvisation too! Next is Position 2000 – a record of even longer improvisations, and one that shows the quintet really developing their sound – strongly aware of the farther reaches, but always beginning in some more colorful passages that almost have a melody, before exploding out with very vibrant energy! The lineup is the same as on the debut – with Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, mellophone, Indian flute, and percussion – and Wilfried Eichorn on tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute, and percussion – alongside Helmuth Zimmer on piano, Klaus Buhler on bass, and Rudi Thielmann on drums. Titles include "The Sun Is Coming Over", "Position 2000", and "Where Love Forever Shines". CD also features an unreleased improvisation. For the next album, bassist Buhler has departed the group – who are renamed Fourmenonly! Their first record is a brilliant set of free jazz from the German scene of the 70s – very different than other work of the time, in that there's maybe more of a future-thinking balance between sounds and silence, frenzy and fragility – all served up by a quartet that features Herbert Joos on trumpet and flugelhorn, Wilfried Eichhorn on tenor and soprano sax, Helmuth Zimmer on piano and percussion, and Rudi Theilmann on drums and percussion. Titles include "Viridiana/Ich Und Meine Bruder/Compulsion" and "Count Down/Excess". On the album Eight Science Fiction Stories, the Fourmenonly lineup is expanded by trombonist Wolfgang Czelusta – and perform some fantastic work billed as "science fiction stories", all composed by Herbert Joos. The sound is as revolutionary as on the group's earliest material, but also maybe more compact as well – nicely focused, with especially strong emphasis on the interplay between Czelusta on trombone, Wilifried Eichorn on bass clarinet, flute, and oboe, and Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, trumpet, and mellophone. The piano of Helmuth Zimmer is amazing – almost Cecil Taylor-like in intensity at times – and drummer Rudi Theilmann does a great job of moving from passages of full-on power to more spacious percussion. Titles include "Lucifer Is Marching On", "Dead Season", "The Beauty Without A Face", "Departure", "Plastic Happiness", and "Space Wall". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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GreensladeTemple Songs – The Albums 1973 to 1975 (Greenslade/Bedside Manners Are Extra/Spyglass Guest/Time & Tide) (4CD set) ... CD
Warner/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 50.99
A great little package – all four of the classic albums from Greenslade, packaged here in one monstrously proggy set! First up is the self-titled Greenslade – a set that's as sprawling and dynamic as its famous cover image from Roger Dean! Dean gives the whole package a bit of a Yes-like vibe – and there's definitely that sort of inspiration going on here – a really sharp, well-played mix of the keyboards of leader Dave Greenslade with fierce work on bass and drums – both handled with a fantastic sense of changes, and a driving force that never gets lost in itself or overindulgent! At a time when some prog groups were getting too darn proggy, these guys really stay the course – and are given fantastic guidance in the vocals of Dave Lawson – a really distinct singer who should have had a much bigger audience at the time. About as great as you can get for a record like this – with tracks that include "Temple Song", "Sundance", "Feathered Friends", "An English Western", and "Drowning Man". Bedside Manners Are Extra is a record that's filled with keyboard lines that really soar, thanks to leader Dave Greenslade – and vocals from Dave Lawson, who almost seems to have the same sort of energy as a young Freddie Mercury! The mix of elements here is great – at a level that should have made Greenslade much bigger at the time, as they really come on with a topshelf performance that rivals the best of this crossover prog generation. The drums are fantastic, too – really setting a solid ground while the organ and other keyboards soar over the top. Titles include "Pilgrim's Progress", "Drum Folk", "Sunkissed You're Not", "Chalk Hill", "Time To Dream", and "Bedside Manners Are Extra". Spyglass Guest is filled with fantastic keyboards from Dave Greenslade – a UK progger we'd have to put right up there with Rick Wakeman or Keith Emerson for his skills on the keys! And at some level, on this album Dave hews closer to the core sound of the best prog years than Wakeman or Emerson might have been doing in 1974 – still very much awash in unusual time changes and fast shifts in tone and style – but all while keeping his music nicely focused overall! In other words, the keyboards are amazing, but never too in love with themselves to get lost in jamming – while Dave also sings a bit alongside his Fender Rhodes, clavinet, Arp, and organ – and gets strong help from the mighty drummer Andrew McCullough, whose deftness also keeps things moving – with other work from Clem Clempson and Andy Roberts on guitars, and Tony Reeves on bass. Titles include "Spirit Of The Dance", "Red Light", "Siam Seesaw", "Theme For An Imaginary Western", "Melancholic Race", "Joie De Vivre", and "Little Red Fry Up". Time & Tide is the final album from Greenslade – a set that has the group maybe compressing things a bit from their previous records – going for shorter songs that sometimes have a bit more bite, but still never lose that fantastic keyboard core that made them so great at the start! Titles include "Doldrums", "Gangsters", "Waltz For A Fallen Idol", "The Flattery Stakes", and "Animal Farm". CD

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✨✧ Eric B & RakimDon't Sweat The Technique (2LP version) ... LP
MCA/Universal, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The fourth and final Eric B & Rakim LP from their classic mid 80s to early 90s run – with some of Rakim's finest rhymes and most devasting delivery to date, and some of Eric B's best production, too! The title track, if course, is a monster – with Rakim's precise rhymes, the furious funky beat, massive soul jazz bass and horn bit culled from Young-Holt Unlimited and Kool & The Gang samples, it'll be a stunner til the end of time – but the record as a whole deserves an eternal shelf life. The end of an incredible era in hip hop. "What's On Your Mind", "Teach The Children", "Pass The Hand Grenade", "Casualties Of War", "Rest Assured", "The Punisher", "Relax With Pep", "Keep The Beat", "What's Going On" and "Kick Along". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing for better sound!)
 
 
 



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