One of the greatest Italian horror soundtracks ever – and the album that firmly put Goblin on the map! The sound here is virtually a blueprint for countless other film scores in years to come – a sound built out of slow basslines that step around wonderfully – allowing space for ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A true classic by Jimi with the original Experience lineup – the third of three straight up masterpiece LPs to comeout in just over a year's time by the group! You could call the leftfield astral effects in the mix experimental if you had to – innovations in the studio with echo, that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s UK pressing on Polydor. Vinyl is in great shape. Cover has light surface wear and some edge wear.)
The final recording from the good Captian and his last crew, and one of our favorites. Sideways rhythms collide with arthritic guitar parts in a remarkable gumbo topped off by Don Van Vliet's unique lyrical vision. A modern classic! Includes "Ice Cream For Crow", "Semi Multi ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
The debut album from 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 ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
Funky bluesy flutey magic from The Tull – includes a wonderful version of Roland Kirk's "Serenade To A Cuckoo" – plus "My Sunday Feeling", "Dharma For One", "It's Breaking Me Up", and "Song For Jeffrey". Includes 3 bonus tracks "One ... read moreCD
17 tracks in all, including "Fat Bottomed Girls", "You're My Best Friend", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Somebody To Love", "Play The Game", "Flash", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions". CD
Amazingly spooky stuff from Nico! The album's only Nico's second solo album – after the legendary Chelsea Girls for Verve – but it's got a spark, stark, totally-drained quality that's immediately gripping. John Cale handled production, and he's working here with Nico in a junkie haze ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s butterfly label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and unglued bottom seam.)
Arguably one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time – and the key flowering of the partnership between David Bowie and Mick Ronson! The guitars here are heavy – so much so that the record's always crossed over big with crowds who are always suspicious of Bowie's artier work ... read moreCD
La Dusseldorf —
Viva ... LP Strand (Germany), 1978. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A bit of a shift for La Dusseldorf, but a good one too – and a record that has the group reaching even more towards some of the punkish directions initially inspired by their music! The sound's less stretched-out than before – shorter tunes, often with a bit more force, especially on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram 4 Men With Beards pressing. Includes insert.)
A record that blew the world away when it was first released – and still continues to delight all these many years later! Brian Eno had first rose to fame in Roxy Music – where his sonic sensibilities and ear for electronic experimentation really added a lot to their initial albums ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US yellow label pressing. Cover has some packing tape at the opening and a bent corner.)
A surprisingly groovy little set – one of a few outings cut by singer Ruth Copeland – kind of an enigmatic figure in the early P-Funk years! The approach here is more rock than soul, but there's definitely some funky undercurrents too – of the sort that have always made Copeland ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of greatest heavy metal albums of all time – a pioneering blast of mid 80s thrash from Metallica at an early peak! Say what you will about Metallica's later career triumphs and failures, there's no overstating how huge their impact was on metal and hard rock early on, and their best few ... read moreCD
A singles collection, but one that's so strong, so essential, it may well make the album the greatest full length set the Buzzcocks ever issued! All their classics are here – the short, tight, yet tuneful tracks that made these guys such a standout in the early punk years – and which ... read moreCD
Their second live album, with "Psycho Killer", "Swamp", "Slippery People", "Burning Down The House", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Once In A Lifetime", "What A Day That Was", 'Life During Wartime" and "Take Me To The ... read moreCD
Ash Ra Tempel —
Schwingungen ... LP Ohr (Germany), 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the best early albums from Ash Ra Tempel! Here they bring vocals into to the mix for the first time, though it's still a spacious blend of slow-building atmosphere and spare dynamics that evolve into more feverish and intense maelstroms. The vocals of John L are another instrument, really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing on Clementine Disques. Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)
Heavy early 70s grooves from Randy California – the former Spirit guitarist, and a solid post Hendrix, post psychedelica album cut for Epic! Fellow Spirit veteran Ed Cassidy is on drums under a pseudonym, and other pseudonymous guests include Noel Redding – and all told, there's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, small center split in the bottom seam, and some sticker remnants on back.)
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s black label stereo "Polydor Incorporated" pressing with PRC etch, in a non-gatefold cover.)
A Brazilian rock classic! The band had a very sophisticated sound that mixed nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting, and great vocal work that carries ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The crowning achievement of ELO at their best – a double-length set in which the genius of Jeff Lynne gets extra space to fully flower – and his mighty talents don't let up for a minute! The record's given us some classics over the years – standout tracks like "Mr Blue ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover looks great, save for a small rip on the opening.)
Includes "I Feel The Earth Move", "Smackwater Jack", "Tapestry", "Natural Woman", "Beautiful", and "You've Got A Friend". CD
Steely Dan —
Aja ... LP ABC, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An undisputed masterpiece, and a record we never tire of hearing – unabashedly the inspiration for our years of jazzy exploration as adults, even though it was probably the closest thing we ever got to the genre as wee lads! Walter Becker & Donald Fagan raise their already-high bar to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve.)
Amazing sounds from a man who plays with his brain! In the 70s, David Rosenboom came up with the unique concept of "brainwave music" – songs build around the electronic impulses of the brain, which were amplified using a series of electrodes patched into a synthesizer! These ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreCD