Mindblowing lost work from Jimi Hendrix – studio tracks from the late 60s that were never issued at the time, brought together to make a completely sublime full length set! The package is way hipper and stronger than you might imagine – not studio snippets or replayed outtakes – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A title that seems to take off from Chubby Checker's bit trademark hit, but the overall groove is a lot better than you might expect – set for twisting, sure, but in a nicely rough and ready style that's almost equal parts soul and R&B! Some tunes are familiar, but twist-ified – ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little look at the dreamy pop talents of Chad & Jeremy – a British pop duo who first arrived on the US shores in 1964, and went onto record some great work for Columbia in years to come! The set does a great job of tracing the pair's evolution from folksy vocals to trippier, more ... read moreCD
The second half of Bowie's Thin White Duke years in the studio – a record that's more cool and condense than his Young American album – but equally sublime in its own sort of way! The format here is much more compact – with a small group working alongside Bowie, still with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing, APL1-1327. Cover has some wear and discoloration.)
Oh how we love novelty rock – a tremendous genre that really boomed in the 50s and 60s, and which has sadly almost faded from view these days! Novelty tunes were all based around a gimmick – a high-pitched alien voice, strange sound effect, offbeat interview, odd instrumentation, weird ... read moreCD
Bus Stop from 1966 finds the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. A more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", "Baby That's All", "I Am A Rock", "Sweet Little Sixteen", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, with some pen and a bumped top left corner. Label has some pen.)
All the great early hits – including "Play With Fire", "Satisfaction", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "The Last Time", "As Tears Go By", "Get Off My Cloud", "Not Fade Away", "Good Times Bad Times", "Time Is On My ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label UK pressing, with a boxed Decca logo, missing booklet.)
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A ... read moreCD
Stripped down psychedelic rock from the late 60s Phoenix scene – groovy work from Superfine Dandelion! The group takes a straight forward approach with influences of some of the most swirling sounds of the era – The freewheeling grooves of the San Francisco sounds blended with the more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing stuff – and proof that there's way more to America than just their classic singles! The sound of the trio is the sweet sound of 70s pop at its best – wonderful harmonies, with a heartfelt quality that's never cloying at all – produced to perfection, yet never too slick, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A double-length set from The Rascals – possibly their most stretched-out exploration of ideas, at least during their initial run for Atlantic Records! The 2LP set features a fair bit of shorter, catchier tunes on the first record – many with some righteous soul overtones – but on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the silver foil cover, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cutout hole, surface wear, and marks from tape across the back.)
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is ... read moreCD
Includes the tracks "Underground", Shore Leave", "Dave The Butcher", "16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six", "Franks Wild Years", "Down, Down, Down", "Rainbirds", "Just Another Sucker On The Vine", "Town With No Cheer, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
UK West Indian ex-pats in vaguely sci-fi looking outfits team up with Martin Hannett for a blistering set of post punk guitar slashing that sadly seems to have become mostly a side bar in the history of the 80s UK scene – although sometime singer Don Letts did start Big Audio Dynamite later. ... read moreCD
A fantastically dreamy little album from Siouxie & The Banshees – but one that also has a lot more edge than you might expect! These guys are really opening up in the post-punk years – still relatively stark, spare, and unadorned – but able to create all these shadows and ... read moreCD
Pretty cool and groovy work from Tommy James – with cuts that include "Papa Rolled His Own", "Sweet Cherry Wine", "Cellophane Symphony", "Evergreen", "On Behalf Of The Entire Staff & Management", and "The Love Of A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
Killer work from the pre-Faces moment when Jeff Beck's group featured Rod Stewart on vocals and Ronnie Wood on bass! Really more Faces than Beck overall. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Rolling Stones —
Dirty Work ... LP Rolling Stones, 1986. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Iggy Pop —
Idiot ... LP RCA, 1977. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
IIggy's first proper solo record, and a strange morass of junkie desperation and guttural punk funk! The Idiot is the ultimately the culmination of a very smart decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, APL1-2275, with lyre etch.)
Rolling Stones —
12 x 5 ... LP London, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ...
Essentially early Stones! 12 X 5 is The Rolling Stones at a very early, hard grooving peak, way back in '64. It's ground breaking stuff, in they they truly pave the way for so much of the soul, blues and R&B loving Anglos to come out of the Brit and US scenes in the months and years to come. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mega-hit for David Bowie – and an album that reduced some of the complexity of previous efforts, yet still managed to hold onto all that was great! There's definitely some massive chart material here, but the tunes are still some of the best of their time, pop-wise – tracks that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(ncludes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)
The first album from Steely Dan, and already a leading light in the world of 70s rock! The album's got a bit less of the polish of later years, but is still filled with gems – the kind of tunes that nobody ever seemed to pen before, and which few other groups could match later – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really lovely sounds from the young Francoise Hardy – easily one of the coolest, most confident female singers in France at the time! Hardy is neither the emotive style of postwar passionate singers, nor the too-cool style of the left bank – and instead, she's got this way of mixing ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
A real step forward for the amazing Francoise Hardy – a singer who was already great at the start, but who reaches out a bit more globally here – as she works with Brit arranger Charles Blackwell, in a mode that's got a bit of groovy 60s London in the mix! The tracks include many ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
A very groovy record from the legendary Francoise Hardy – a set that's not only got the lovely lady out front on vocals and acoustic guitar, but one that also features totally great arrangements from Brit maestro Johnny Harris – who gives most of the record a slightly different vibe ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Sweet and lovely pop from Francoise Hardy – one of the best early albums she recorded in France, and a sparkling batch of all-original tracks that show that Hardy was as much of a songwriter as she was a singer – something that most of her contemporaries couldn't claim! Francoise has ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Fleetwood Mac —
Tusk ... LP Warner, 1979. Very Good- 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
Overblown for its time, and almost crushed under its own weight – but a record that's lasted surprisingly well over the years! Titles include "Sara", "Tusk", "Walk A Thin Line", "That's Enough For Me", "Brown Eyes", "Save Me A Place" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key record in showcasing Frank Zappa's blend of complicated compositions and all-out jamming – that mix of hard rock and serious songwriting that would direct his energy for most of the 70s – yet still pretty darn raw at this point! The album's a live one – with some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soft Machine's first album without Robert Wyatt – and an even more atmospheric blend of jazz rock modes than previous efforts! The tunes rely a bit more strongly on keyboards than before – making great use of Mike Ratledge's organ and electric piano, as well as additional keys from ... read moreCD
A really fantastic little record – one that has David Bowie singing lyrics penned by Bertolt Brecht – the famous German playwright, and an artist whose style is a perfect fit for the darker side of Bowie! The material came out in the early 80s, but it's almost got a vibe that would ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A new wave crossover classic from The Flying Lizards – one of the quirkiest groups of their era! The group were European, but have a sound that resonates strongly with the most playful post-disco work of the New York scene of the time, particularly the acts on Ze Records – a groove ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late 60s compilation of highlights from the first couple (and best) albums by Them – the British (by way of Belfast) psych soul powerhouses that managed to snap down on West Coast psychedelia, hard soul, and adventurous guitar driven pop in a single bound! The original 11 LP tracks are here, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Van Morrison at the height of his solo powers – working here in an extended live set that opens up with all the genius for vocal expression and inflection he developed during his initial solo years at Warner Brothers! The setting is perfect to show the growing confidence Morrison has in his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear with a split top seam.)
Incredible String Band —
Big Huge ... LP Elektra, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Half of the fourth album from The Incredible String Band and their most sprawling work to date – which was originally split into separate LPs for the US release – this being The Big Huge portion! Multi-instrumentalists Mike Heron & Robin Williamson began using studio multi-tracking ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Sunshine Pop classic from The Gordion Knot – an album that's overflowing with warm late 60s harmonies, all produced to perfection by ex-Hi-Los member Clark Burroughs! The album's got a style that takes the modes Burroughs and his group forged back in the 50s, and updates it with a groovier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has holes. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Pure burning soul from The Animals – a nicely stripped-down set that revels in older R&B styles – cooked up with a version of the group that features Dave Rowberry on Hammond and lots of screaming vocals from Eric B! The original Animals vibe is opened up a bit more with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a name in marker on the back.)
Important work from Robert Fripp and the brothers Peter & Michael Giles – recorded a year before the first King Crimson album with a mad sound that's somewhere in between Bowie's early Deram recordings, and some of the Syd Barrett work with Pink Floyd! Although Fripp's guitar figures ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, K16P-9081, with obi and insert.)
King Crimson —
Red ... LP Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ...
One of the heaviest early King Crimson albums – a set that really has the group taking off even more than before – pushing the needles way into the red with their own sort of sonic intensity! The group's a trio this time around – with the legendary Robert Fripp on guitar, really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has some wear on the corners.)
Hard to believe there was a day when the word "Honda" referred exclusively to a motor bike – but that was the case, at the time the Hondells hit big with their groovy little title hit on this LP! As the album's cover attests, the group are all over the (then) popular bike – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
T Rex —
Tanx ... LP Warner, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Near-peak material from T Rex – the still great Tanx – with the hard-charging heaviness, swaggery Bolan charisma and all around blazing rock & roll onslaught as crushing as ever! Includes "Tenement Lady", "Rapis", "Born To Boogie", "Life Is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Fat Possum, including the poster.)
Markley (West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band) —
Group ... LP Forward, 1969. Near Mint- ...
An incredible end of the 60s effort that's essentially the final album by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – although credited as Markley! Bob Markley and Michael Lloyd co-produced and co-wrote most of the tunes but fellow WCPAEB members are photographed and credited – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent soundtrack to one of the wildest Woody Allen movies ever made – a weird little film that has Woody dubbing fake English dialogue over a Japanese action picture! The music by Lovin Spoonful is equally great – a bit groovier than some of their other albums of the time – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album