A definite dark set from this well-named band – and a record that was light years ahead of its contemporaries – right down to the image on the cover! These guys play with plenty of fuzz – in a style that draws from psych, but is more hard rock overall – yet without any ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music from Gladys Kinight & the Pips, Elton John, Bill Withers, Average White Band, Marvin Gaye, the Chi Lites, Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Billy Paul, Al Green, Hall & Oates, the Commodores & more. (Soul, Rock)CD
Includes novelty and tribute songs by Lou Monte, George & Lewis, Spencer & Spencer, Rod Rogers, Marty & His Friends, The Four Esquires, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shad O'Shea, The Legends, and The Slightly Twisted Disapointer Sisters. CD
Sadly, it's really easy to dismiss Santana, if only for his having been elevated to iconic status among hippies and classic rock lovers, in spite of the fact that he made a number of great records. This early 70s effort finds him moving in a more jazzy direction, with supple rhythms underpinning ... read moreCD
Primal Scream —
Screamadelica ... LP Creation (UK), 1991. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Very cool work from the King Records catalog – 30 tracks, with work by Lattie Moore, Les York, Ann Jones, Wayne Rainey, Grandpa Jones, Louie Innis, Zeb Turner, Red Perkins, Wanda Wayne, Bill Franklin & more. (Folk/Country, Rock)CD
Great work from the deep vaults of this major label – a surprisingly great outlet for hillbilly music in the 50s! 30 tracks – including work by Red Foley, Wilburn Brothers, Hank Penny, Bill Monroe, Justin Tubb, Red Sovine, Tex Williams, Carl Belew, Bobby Wright, Spade Cooley, Jimmy ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Very cool work from the King Records catalog – 30 tracks, with work by Skeeter Webb, Jimmy Vernon, Delmore Brothers, Ramblin Tommy Scott, Mac Odell, Bob Newman, Wayne Raney, Charlie Gore, Red Perkins, Hank Penny, Shorty Long, and others! (Folk/Country, Rock)CD
Deep deep tracks from the King Records vaults – 32 titles, by artists who include Bill Long, Gene Davis, Bobby Grove, Jack Cardwell, Louie Innis, Charlie Gore, Zeb Turner, Billy Barton, Delbert Barker, Bob Newman, Jimmy Thomason, and others! (Folk/Country, Rock)CD
Overlooked gems from a time when Columbia Records was cutting some mighty hip hillbilly singles! 31 tracks – with work by Billy Brown, Carl Smith, Smiley Maxedon, Neal Jones, Ray Price, Ted Daffan, The Tunesmiths, Jacoby Brothers, Fred Kirby, Vin Bruce, and others! (Folk/Country, Rock)CD
Great work from the deep vaults of this major label – a surprisingly great outlet for hillbilly music in the 50s! 30 tracks – including work by Red Sovine, Red Foley, Hardrock Gunter, Wilburn Brothers, Jack & Daniel, Hank Garland, Mervin Shiner, Jimmy Skinner, Benny Martin, Justin ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Most folks know King Records as a force for R&B and soul – but in the postwar years, the company was one of the best hillbilly outlets around! CD features 32 tracks – by Bob Newman, Hardrock Gunter, Billy Barton, Bobby Grove, Moon Mullican, Jimmy Lee Prow, Neal Burris, Luke ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Not much in the way of notes, but a great selection of material! Features 32 tracks by Gene O'Quinn, Tommy Faile, Roy Hogsed, Owen Perry, Freddie Hart, Jimmy Lee, Bill Dudley, Jack Guthrie, Big Bill Lister, Faron Young, Jerry Reed, Werley Fairburn, Martha Carson, and others! (Folk/Country, Rock)CD
An excellent collection of rare singles – with 32 tracks by artists who include Rudy Gray, Ken Marvin, Lee Bonds, Gloria Hensen, Joe Carson, Skeets McDonald, Boots Woodall, Tex Williams, Merle Travis, Ken Marvin, Billy Strange, and others! (Folk/Country, Rock)CD
Hard-rocking Hillbilly work from the pre-rock years – 32 tracks – by artists who include Rod Morris, Ferlin Husky, Gene O'Quinn, Dub Dickerson, Deuce Spriggins, Hylo Brown, Boots Faye, Jimmy Heap, Roy Hogsed, The Farmer Boys, and others! (Folk/Country, Rock)CD
Excellent material from one of the all-time great country labels of the postwar years – with 32 tracks that include work by Hylo Brown, Hank Thompson, Merrill Moore, Jerry Reed, Billy Strange, Deuce Spriggins, Skeets McDonald, Ramblin Jimmie Dolan, Martha Carson, Leon Chappel, and lots more! (Folk/Country, Rock)CD
A surprisingly great comeback for The Beach Boys – working here with Brian Wilson at the production helm, in a mode that really recalls the glory of the group's post-Pet Sounds years! We'll be honest that we were initially cringing at the title – and expected the worst – but ... read moreCD
One of our all-time favorites – with the classic part 2 of the "Cynus X1" saga – the mighty "Trees", and the post-rock jam "La Villa Strangiato". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —
Live Rust ... LP Reprise, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
A great late 70s moment from Neil Young – with tracks that include "Comes A Time", "After The Gold Rush", "My My Hey Hey", "The Loner", "The Needle & The Damage Done", "Lotta Love", "Cinnamon Girl", and "Like A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)
A key document of some of the most adventurous work on the New York scene at the end of the 70s – and a landmark compilation put together by Brian Eno! Eno clearly had his ears to the ground at the time, and somehow managed to convince Island Records to release this seminal package of work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Lilith.)
White Stripes —
Elephant ... LP V2, 2003. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Perhaps the best ever White Stripes record! Elephant finds them delivering with the rambunctiousness of their blues punk roots, with some moodier textures. There's a few more tracks with acoustic guitar and keyboards here, and some songs that honestly feels a bit like Led Zeppelin with the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing on clear red and white vinyl, including the printed inner sleeves.)
The Rolling Stones at their rawest, most shambling, sleazy and brilliant – the epic, unimpeachable Exile On Main Street! What can we say about one of the most iconic LPs of all time other than chime in with our agreement that it's one of the greatest rock albums ever! Big choruses come and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Artisan etch, including the heavy inner sleeves.)
Titles include "Meet Me In The Morning", "Shelter From The Storm", "Idiot Wind", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If You See Her, Say Hello", "Buckets Of Rain", and "Tangled Up In Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some clear tape on the bottom seam.)
A seminal collection of some of the group's best! LP, Vinyl record album
Bruce Springsteen —
River ... LP Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP ...
Prime classic Springsteen double album, circa 1980! The River finds Bruce a few years removed from the massive breakthrough that was Born To Run, and seemingly starting to let go of the darker tone of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, though still with some shadows of it. Definitely a creative high ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Band ... LP Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A classic – with cuts that include "Rockin Chair", "Across The Great Divide", "When You Awake", "Up On Cripple Creek", and "King Harvest". LP, Vinyl record album
The US debut of Manfred Mann – and a heck of a record to introduce the group to the American market! These guys have a mod cooking style right from the start – still with a bit of Brit Invasion jangle in the guitar at points, but much more pointed towards the bluesy currents of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album