Posted on 17th Oct 2017
I got some really nice deals for you guys today! We rounded up the last copies of some excellent reissue LPS for very low prices, and we have another list of adds to the famous ONE ONLY section, AND some deals on a bunch of other stuff too. Click on the pretty pink box for the list.
The 50 only autographed PORKCHOP ALBUMS are flying out of here, get your copy before they’re gone! Read the latest review in Chattanooga Pulse!
And a big welcome to the label for the amazing BEECHWOOD band, their LP will be out in January 2018. These guys ROCK! Their cover of “I’M NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE” is killing it here at the office, it’s fantastic.
Thanks for all!
AURA- Sativa (70s SF w band memorabilia, three unreleased bonus tracks) - Label:LION Official replica vinyl edition of this oft-sampled slab of Bay Area history, a psych funk masterpiece that cannot be denied. Aura formed in 1974 and played extensively throughout Northern California. By 1976, the band recorded their first and only album at Pacific Recording Studio in San Mateo. The original title of the album was meant to be "Sativa", but out of fear that promoting the joys of marijuana would be too controversial, the band omitted the title and just left it as "Aura". Over the ensuing decades, the Aura album has grown in stature to become a major soul/funk collector's item. It features a number of major funk tracks plus funky ballads with female vocals. Standouts include 'Sativa' (replete with water-pipe sound effects and blistering guitar), and the manic fuzz-guitar jam 'Skyrocket.' Old style tip-on jacket and quality limited edition vinyl pressing, mastered from the original tapes. LP $14 SKU:19263
BERMUDA TRIANGLE- ST (70s folk psych)Label:WINTER SOLSTICE What do you do if you are a married psychedelic folk duo from the 1960’s who had been pals with Greenwich Village coffee house and club stalwarts like, say, Jimi Hendrix, had your one shot at major label glory (a MGM/Heritage label release under the band name Euphoria) ruined by the producer of those sessions, and then had your self-released album from the mid-1970’s (as Bermuda Triangle) bootlegged by the pernicious Radioactive/Fallout/Phoenix/Past & Present/Sunbeam reissue juggernaut? Well, if you’re Roger and Wendy, you dig through your tapes, and not only do you release the original Bermuda Triangle album, with six bonus tracks, but you also release a second, equally enchanting disc of alternate takes and other recordings dating from the same era! The psychedelic folk music of Roger and Wendy is astonishing, beautiful, and enchanting without sounding dated. Truly wonderful music with its own original sound, which to a great extent stems from Roger Penney's electric autoharp, the enchanting voice of Wendy Penney and the unique arrangements that combine the two. Listen, for example, to the unusual way in which the duo interpret a classic like ‘Nights In White Satin’ (on the original Bermuda Triangle album, first released in 1977). Everything that follows is as good, perhaps even better still. All in all, something of a stunner. A few months ago we had never heard of Bermuda Triangle, apart from the occasional entry in record collector’s lists. Now, we cherish these two albums from a band who seemed to be destined to be a footnote in the history of psychedelic folk, but have now been promoted to their proper status as a major chapter in that self-same history. There's often a celebratory feeling to the music, from rock tracks to more pastoral tracks like the album closer, ‘Wind,’ a song which has a trippy psychedelic atmosphere, thanks to ethereal folk vocals, moody electric piano, and bass. We can all be grateful that this music is available from the source, with abundant bonus material, as the resultant album is a joy; any acid folk / rural roots fans should grab it with both hands and rush to the nearest CD player. Weird and beautiful."(On) this gem, the sound is totally lost in time and transports you back to the carefree days of the early seventies and is extremely trippy. You have to check out the wah wah autoharp, the weird percussion and bass. A great listen. Almost predates the current folktronica scene. This wild album has to be heard and is quite superb from folk to reels to country all bathed in this misty autoharped glory." —Forced Exposure magazine"Transcendental female vocals, elaborate keyboard arrangements, and autoharp which is often treated with phasing, flanging and other effects. Fine originals. This album is kind of a shock on first listen, because at least to these jaded ears it's not often I discover something so original and bizarre."—Acid Archives LP $32 SKU:11823
BLISS- Return to Bliss (Excellent 1969 HARD PSYCH)-Label:VOID Arizona power-trio Bliss' second album, previously unreleased. How can that be, you ask? During the making of the classic eponymous Bliss LP (released on Canyon in 1968/69), the band recorded two LP's at once—the second was never released, until now. Raw, heavy power trio action from Arizona (Brad Reed, Rusty Martin and Corky Aldred), very powerful indeed; producer, as on the Canyon LP, was Hadely Murrell. Some feel that ‘Hippies, Cops And A Bunch Of Rocks’ and ‘Music Train’ are destined to become classics of the psychedelic genre. LP $15 SKU:19257
CASE - Blackwood(1971) Color insert includes notes by the band + rare photos • Limited to 500 copies -Label:LION Almost completely unknown and rarely spoken of album of nine original tracks, self-released on the legendary RPC Records label by a group of self-motivated teens from Pennsylvania. Luckily for lovers of musical mayhem, the Case got access to their school music room and a four-track recorder over a Christmas break in 1971. A rock-solid, hard-driving rhythm section lays down the necessary underpinning for moody organ and beautifully-toned guitar. There is sheer joy at play here, a kind of rock 'n' roll exuberance—with ample raw talent and wicked riffing—which shines through on every cut. Terrific raw, primitive album, simultaneously loose and intense, like the Velvet Underground at their best. • Terrific primitive album recorded in 1971 by some very advanced high-schoolers during their Christmas vacation, self-released on the legendary RPC Records label LP $14 SKU:15626
DEVIL’S KITCHEN- ST (SF 60s psych ) Label:LYSERGIC SOUND First ever release by DEVIL’S KITCHEN, perhaps the best of the greatly talented but “forgotten” bands from the legendary San Francisco psychedelic scene of the late 1960’s. This heavy guitar-powered psychedelic four piece band moved from their original Southern Illinois base to the Bay Area during The Summer Of Love. The band came to the attention of Bill Graham and Chet Helms in 1968 and was soon playing on a regular basis at The Fillmore West. A short time later Devil’s Kitchen became the house band at Helms’ Family Dog Ball-room on The Great Highway in San Francisco and remained there in that capacity from the spring of 1968 until the summer of 1970. Devil’s Kitchen played all the major venues in The Bay Area and Los Angeles during this time period, opening for and playing frequently with many very well-known bands, including The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Allman Brothers, Big Brother And The Holding Company with Janis, The Charlatans and many, many others. The band spurned a recording contract offer from Mercury Records in 1968, displeased with the lack of creative control offered them by the label. Consequently, they never released any recordings. There are eight original unreleased tracks on this album and all were taken from the original master tapes that were recorded in 1969 at The Family Dog Ballroom On The Great Highway in San Francisco and the Sierra Sound Recording Studio in Berkeley. The music has a great and unmistakable late 60’s acid-drenched West Coast guitar-driven blues-psych sound with snakey electric slide and roaring fuzz guitar throughout, provided by the talented Robbie Stokes who later went on to play with Quicksilver Messenger Service and appeared on Mickey Hart’s 1972 “Rolling Thunder” LP, just to mention two of his many musical credits. The discovery of these master tapes and this subsequent release of Devil’s Kitchen’s first full length album, more than forty years after the recordings were made, is an exciting find for the collectors of obscure 60’s psychedelia. How a great band like this remained under the radar and unreleased for all these years is mystifying. Limited pressing of 1,000 hand-numbered copies. Welcome again to the great San Francisco sound of the late 1960’s! LP $21 SKU:12995
HONEST JOHN - SAILOR (Unreleased underground Texas hard rock from 1975)-Label:SHROOMANGEL (USA) Unreleased underground Texas hard rock from 1975! First release anywhere, anytime! Heavy grooves with dense, layered guitars and Deep Purple/Black Sabbath style vocals from bassist T.J. Sanders. Honest John was a band that meant business at a time when most bands were softening their sound for radio. Not these guys! Honest John did release an extremely rare 7" on the Baron label (BRN45006): slinky track 'Brighter Day' b/w the chunky and hard driving 'Face the Crowd'); but that was all that ever emerged from the sessions until now. It was in fact all the world knew of Honest John, aside from folks blown away by hearing them on tour in Texas playing frat parties, bars, military bases, and sleazy rock clubs in the early 1970's. Honest John's "Sailor" is a living, breathing tribute to Ottis Coleman, who should have long ago been celebrated as a true Texas guitar great. Features Coleman's stellar guitar and engineered by future Mojave Audio honcho and key figure in 1970's rock in Houston, Dusty Wakeman. Coleman and Wakeman both later joined Houston blues rockers Buzz Bone, which featured Dan Mitchell and Tom Moore post-Moving Sidewalks. But it has always been the Honest John sessions that they longed to have released. We at Lion Productions are proud to present the album Honest John wanted to release, at long long last. A small press run of 500x copies, housed in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket, sourced from original master tapes. A definitive statement of heaviness. •Underground Texas hard rock from 1975 •First release anywhere, anytime! •Sourced from original master tapes •Small press run of 500x copies, housed in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket. a link to an mp3 sampler, which has a little taste of every track on the record: LP $24 SKU:19272
JOINT EFFORT-Final Effort (intriguing folk/rock/psych 1974) Label:VOID/HALLUCINATIONS RECORDS (USA) With its immediately recognizable M C Escher cover, this intriguing folk/rock/psych release from 1974 is another incredibly rare album enjoying its first legitimate reissue. A Joint Effort's Final Effort was originally recorded and released by Canada's University Of New Brunswick on its Little Records label (Little Records 101); despite its lack of wider recognition, this is generally regarded by those who know as a diverse and eclectic album with a number of outstanding tracks. One pundit described it as 'a weird mix of early CSNY, with shades of Perth County Conspiracy and a dash of early Eagles thrown in.' The first side, with the superb 'Winter' is particularly impressive—largely acoustic hippy folk rock with the occasional electric guitar thrown in for good measure. Side two, however, is an altogether rockier affair with standout tracks 'Greed For Goldand,' an up-tempo fuzzed-out cover of ‘A Horse With No Name’ combining effectively to elevate Final Effort to a different musical plane. Original cover has been reproduced as well as rare original insert. LP $14 SKU:19256
KHAZAD DOOM- CHERRY TOWN (One of the rarest and best of all U.S private psychedelic garage pressings)Label:VOID/HALLUCINATIONS RECORDS (USA) Recorded in 1967 prior to the legendary' Level 6 1/2' album, this is a brilliant album of fantasy Beatles-esque garage psychedelia. The whole package on vinyl and CD sounds and looks brilliant; limited 700 pressing on black vinyl with brilliant color cover and incredible color songbook with each album. In 1964 the band who was later to be called Khazad Doom started to dream of ‘making it’ in Bob Davis’ basement in Morton Grove, Illinois. After twenty-nine members and multiple names (The Vibratos, The Laymen), three musicians and a ‘Crow,’ they formally became Khazad Doom and the legend was born. Jack Eadon, Tom Sievers, Steve "Al" Yates and Steve "Crow" Hilkin became the band that was full of talent, dreams and perserverence." LP $14 SKU:19255
KHAZAD DOOM- Level 6 1/2 (One of the rarest and best of all U.S private psychedelic garage pressings)) -Label:VOID/HALLUCINATIONS RECORDS (USA) MPORT “Khazad Doom! Level 6 1/2! One of the rarest and best of all U.S private psychedelic garage pressings. This is it boys, the legend, the album, the music, that has led us down the ever twining world of collecting private pressings. And we were never to be the same after it was made... In 1964 the band who was later to be called Khazad Doom started to dream of "making it" in Bob Davis’ basement in little ol' Morton Grove, Illinois. After 29 members and multiple names (The Vibratos, The Laymen), three musicians and a "Crow", they formally became Khazad Doom and the legend was born. Jack Eadon, Tom Sievers, Steve "Al" Yates and Steve "Crow" Hilkin became the band that was full of talent, dreams and perserverence. The original album "Level 6 1/2" was released circa 1971 in reportedly just 180 copies making it a mega rarity immediately. Of course who would care about an obscure piece of psychedelic conceptual vinyl? The answer... many collectors worldwide rate the album in the top 5 of all private domestic releases ever! In fact, originals fetch over four figures now! This reissue of just 800 copies, and features the original album plus one cut that was taken from their unreleased second album. The compelling original cover art was kept in tact to enhance this presentation. Put this great album on, sit back and take that much needed trip with Khazad Doom to Level 6 1/2 and beyond...” LP $14 SKU:6279
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OWEN MAERCKS-Teenage Sex Therapist (Colored Vinyl) Ltd ed of 500 w booklet and lyric sheet. SALE -Label:FEEDING TUBE RECORDS 2015 repress on maroon-and-red-swirl vinyl; includes booklet, lyric sheets, and download code. Edition of 500. "Owen Maercks's Teenage Sex Therapist LP is one of the forgotten twisted pop masterpieces of the Twentieth Century. Owen had been in Monster Island with Henry Kaiser, who proposed he do a solo album or his songs. Henry had moved back west by this time, so Owen went out and recorded this album there. Henry produced, and added amazing horn parts by Jon Oswald, Larry Ochs, and John Gruntfest. In 1978, the album was mixed, pressed, and distributed exclusively to radio stations, record labels, and the like, in hopes of getting Owen signed. The music didn't fit any extant pigeonhole, however, so no deal was in the offing. About the only note of its passing was made by an A&R guy at Elektra, who swiped the arrangement (and lyric rearrangement) of 'Little Black Egg' (originally by The Nightcrawlers) for use by his protégées, The Cars. Well, fuck them. Teenage Sex Therapist is ripe with jaw-drop moves. Flashes of Eno, Beefheart, Lou Reed, The Bonzos, and various of Owen's other obsessions fight each other for air time. And everyone goes away a winner. If this one doesn't make your teeth wiggle, you need a new jaw." --Byron Coley, 2014 LP $14 SKU:16551
PAINT FUMES- IF IT AIN'T PAINT FUMES IT AIN'T WORTH A HUFF. 60s style SWIRL VINYL Label:GET HIP Great mix of some '60s jangly guitars with a hard garage attitude. Sneering vocals complete the mix!" Jim Diamond For Fans Of: Alice Cooper's Killer and Love It To Death,The Black Lips, The Oh Sees, Urban Verbs LP $12 SKU:17916
PIP PROUD - A FRAYING SPACE w liners and lyrics SALE -Label:EM RECORDS (JAPAN) Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s - except that, unlike most outsiders, he was loved and accepted, with two of his three album releases on a major label, with frequent television appearances and coverage in music magazines. Heralded in his native land though he was, he maintained a low profile from the early 70s, never made an impact overseas, and his recordings have been difficult to access. This collection has been selected by Proud's biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Proud's music. Considered by some as a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, listeners will hear that Pip was clearing his own private and primal path, more poet than pop star, despite the media attention. Other than one Velvets-style band track, all songs here feature Pip solo, some with appealingly primitive overdubs. Fans of ramshackle oddball weirdo portastudio lofi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or US varieties, will find a precursor here. 'A Fraying Space' also features liner notes by David Nichols as well as Proud's lyrics. LP $18 SKU:16094
POW WOWS- Nightmare Soda - 180-gram VINYL w/FREE DOWNLOAD CARD (Canadian psych style)Label:GET HIP Toronto, Canada’s hottest new young combo Debut Album!!! FLOWER PUNK with a distinctive psych tinged sound that will immediately set them apart from all other new bands… Get Ready!ll other new bands… Get Ready! LP $10 SKU:13480
PROMISE- ST ( 80s Beatlesque power pop ala Badfinger, Big Star, early Cheap Trick, Emitt Rhodes, The Raspberries, Liverpool Echo, The Scruffs, Shoes, Dwight Twilley Band, etc. ) w liners -Label:GOT KINDA LOST RECORDS (SPAIN) LP version. If you're continuously searching the margins for lost artifacts of the pop pantheon, you can find your daily dose in late period exponents of pure, lean, Beatlesque power pop band Promise. Originally issued in 1980 on the Boulder, Colorado, area band's own Cumulus label, their eponymous debut is filled with melodic, beatific blasts of pure pop, replete with ringing, jangly guitars and rollicking crunch. Co-led by singer-songwriters and guitarists Curt Mangan and Danny Mey -- with aid provided by the just-right rhythms of bassist Randy Jones and drummer Gary York -- the group created an album with precious little allying it to the punk-inspired power pop or prescient new wave of the time, instead choosing to hone in on a classicist pop sound highly indebted to those famous moptops from Liverpool. Abetted by the fact that some of the group's members had been playing together since their teenage combos of the mid '60s, the album carries an out-of-time flair across surging rockers and mournful balladry. Got Kinda Lost Records is ecstatic to give this benchmark of privately pressed power pop another chance to shine with this first ever reissue. Includes exhaustive liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Ugly Things Magazine) culled from interviews with Mangan and Mey. RIYL: Badfinger, Big Star, early Cheap Trick, Emitt Rhodes, The Raspberries, Liverpool Echo, The Scruffs, Shoes, Dwight Twilley Band, etc.
"An exciting, terrific British Invasion-styled guitar pop album full of catchy, memorable hooks, displaying a tougher, 'rock' edge than most of its ilk and some excellent softer songs. Equally recommended to power pop and '60s rock fans." --Aaron Milenski, The Acid Archives LP $24 SKU:16535
PUGSLEY MUNION- Just Like You (W insert First-ever vinyl reissue 1970 U.S. private press blues psych )-Label:OUT-SIDER (Spain) First-ever vinyl reissue 1970 U.S. private press record - Blues-y hard-rock/psych in the vein of Cream and Mountain, with some mellow, spacey moments. Remastered sound. Includes an insert with liner-notes. LP $18 SKU:15500
PURE HELL-Noise Addiction (1978 recordings)-Label:BEAT GENERATION (Spain) Beat Generation presents a reissue of Pure Hell sole full-length album, recorded in 1978 but not released until 2006. In 1974, on the streets of Philadelphia, a band unlike any other was formed. They called themselves Pretty Poison. They had a sound so ahead of its time that the music industry was not yet ready for it. They coupled the punk sound of the New York bands of the time with a harder, faster heavy metal edge unheard before. Their unique sound was a result of Kenny Gordon's berserk choreography and Preston Morris's needling guitar riffs, while Steel and Spider added synchronized barrage with no nonsense execution to the arsenal. Inspired by the famous fuel-altered dragster, they changed their name to Pure Hell in 1975. Soon after, they moved to New York City where they played with bands like the New York Dolls, Sid Vicious, Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, The Dead Boys, The Stimulators, Richard Hell,The Germs, The Nuns, The Cramps and more. In 1978 Pure Hell headlined a tour of the UK, with bands like the UK Subs, Wilko Johnson, Vermilion & the Aces and more opening for them. While in the UK, their only original record was released. It was a single released by their manager Curtis Knight on his label, Golden Sphinx Records. The songs on the single were "These Boots Were Made for Walking" and "No Rules." The single charted in the top 40 charts in the UK. During the same year, a full length album was recorded but was never released. It did not surface again for 28 years. Limited edition of 500 copies. LP $19 SKU:17451
PURLING HISS- Lounge Lizards-Live At Cantones, Boston 1982 (psych pop) Label:MEXICAN SUMMER "After a series of three LPs which alternated between mind's eye-gouging psychedelic excess and pine-scented woodshedding of pop tunes, here comes the logical endpoint between both: Lounge Lizards, six songs that stick around like sedan carpet matted with spilled Pepsi and Pat's wrappers, a hard drill that penetrates historical musical hits, like the Cars through Dinosaur Jr through Monoshock and into the cold, acrid air of present times." LP $15 SKU:13169
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - Live at Fillmore East, Friday, June 7, 1968 2LPLabel:VINYL LOVERS As everyone knows, Quicksilver Messenger Service at their peak in 1968 were one of the greatest live bands the world has ever seen. Rather than some foggy hearsay legend, proof of their prowess is available via a few live recordings fortunately preserved from oblivion. This one is a particularly devastating night at the Fillmore East in June 1968. LP $26 SKU:17268
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ALEX- ST PLUS THATS THE DEAL (1976 TURK ROCK)Label:GERMANOFON His first two LP's from 1974 and 1976 on one CD, complete and with all original jacket artwork and lyrics. Now performs as Alex Oriental Experience. "A singer and multi instrumentalist from Cologne who released several albums which were strongly influenced by the ethnic music of Turkey. His first two albums are now eagerly hunted by collectors, as they featured a unique style of 'Turk-Rock' with stunning baglama solos (this is a kind of three-stringed Turkish guitar)! They were recorded with the help of Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit (possibly adding bass and drums on certain tracks?) at Can's Inner Space studio, so take note all you Can collectors!" (Cosmic Dreams At Play) and from elsewhere: “Magnificent Kraut meets Oriental albums by one of the considered pioneers of the genre. Members of Can participated in these first two records (including Jaki Liebezeit, Helmut Hattler, Horst Stachelhaus, and others). These two first records of Alex Wiska came with simply his name, Alex, and are very oriental/Turkish rock oriented. His later records under the name Alex Oriental Experience are much more space rock/kraut oriented. Many comparisons were made with the Turkish band Cem Karaca. Great saz tunes by Alex and good accompanied by some of the brightest names of German rock scene. Highly recommended... not to be missed!” CD $10 SKU:19034
NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE-Powerglide (country psych)-Label:LION In the days before genre obsession, a rock and roll fervour drew on a rediscovery of blue grass, folk, blues and ‘country music’. Add to the mix consciousness-expansion afforded by the proliferation of psychedelic drugs, and the music scene of the West Coast of America percolated, powered by this heady brew. At the heart of this experiment in new music and consciousness the New Riders of The Purple Sage were born. The history of the New Riders will forever be intertwined with that of their fellow travelers the Grateful Dead. Both bands shared a down-home vibe, and shared members for recording dates. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead co-founded the New Riders with John Dawson and David Nelson as an opportunity to play pedal steel guitar—although he plays banjo and dobro on Powerglide, first released in 1972. Dawson and Nelson returned the favor, playing on Dead masterpieces "American Beauty" and "Workingman’s Dead". Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart of the Dead rounded out the New Riders rhythm section until David Torbert took over on bass and Spencer Dryden of Jefferson Airplane fame took over on drums. Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman plays percussion on this album. To add to all that star power, noted British pianist Nicky Hopkins (Beatles, Kinks, Stones) played keyboards on Powerglide. Dave Torbert's ‘California Day’ is a gem, a hymn to the West Coast with some beautiful slide and fuzz guitar work; ‘Contract,’ is an equally impressive blend of country rock and old west imagery. NRPS's cover of 'Willie and the Hand Jive' has a distinctly Grateful Dead jam vibe to it. This wasn’t music desperate for chart success, it was a soundtrack to an outlaw, countercultural lifestyle that aimed to escape the city and get away to the mountains. So, saddle up! LP $18 SKU:18630
OUTSIDEINSIDE -Six Point Six - WITH INNER SLEEVE (PSYCH) Label:HELTER SKELTER A punk-psychedelic masterpiece! It rocks, it rolls. Perfect for any pre- or post-earthquake party. Like a tab of LSD in mug of cold beer! Includes twisted originals and a great cover of a Moving Sidewalks tune. LP $5 SKU:18741
OXFORDS - Flying Up Thru the Sky - 6 unreleased tracks 180 gram vinyl -Label:GEAR FAB This album collects the Oxfords' 1970 LP, plus all of their 45s and six never-before-released tracks from 1968. Of all the bands on the surprisingly fertile '60s rock scene of Louisville, KY, the Oxfords were one of the most musically talented, and the first to take on the British Invasion with both barrels, both in sound and image. LP $17 SKU:15677
PAINKILLERS -Featuring Left Lane Cruiser and James Leg of the Black Diamond Heavies !- Ltd Edition ORANGE r vinyl LP - LAST COPIESLabel:ALIVE Punk blues duo LEFT LANE CRUISER have teamed up in Detroit with JAMES LEG
(BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES keyboardist and howler) for an album of incendiary cover tunes (Junior Kimbrough, Bob Seger, Hound Dog Taylor, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, and more!).They are joined by Jim Diamond on bass, with 66 year old bluesman Harmonica Shah on harp,and the result is just what the doctor ordered, a hard-rocking gritty album to beat the blues! LP $20 SKU:14228
PAISLEY ZIPPER- Long Ago, Far Away (AKA CHESTERFIELD KINGS)-Label:TRIDENT LIVE GARAGE-ROCK MAYHEM BY ROCHESTER FINEST! LP $14 SKU:17813
PANDORAS, THE - It's About Time (Psychedelic fuzz goddesses)PURPLE MARBLE VINYL LTD ED OF 100 -Label:VOXX Psychedelic fuzz goddesses The Pandoras were the first, and in many ways the most original, of L.A.'s garage revival bands. They transformed the traditional garage sound of their "Pebbles" favorites into a vehicle for an all-girl band in wild day-glo fashions, openly sexual, assertive and outrageous in a time when girl bands were expected to be more like the demure Bangles. This is their landmark Voxx debut album. LP $16 SKU:16313
PASSING FANCY- ST 60s Canadian sunshine pop-psych w new liners -Label:LION
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE- These Things too -1969 ORIGINAL PRESSING. STEREO Label:REPRISE 1969 ORIGINAL PRESSING. some scuffs VG+ COVER AND VINYL WHITE LABEL PROMO NOTE - HAND PICKED BY THE LATE, GREAT Greg Shaw! He used to pick out the records for mailorder, these have been in our warehouse since we bought them all those years ago... LP $15 SKU:18252
PEPPERMINT RAINBOW- Will You Be Staying After Sunday (60s BUBBLEGUM Pop ) -Label:REVOLA Baltimore quintet The Peppermint Rainbow scored a U.S. Top 10 hit in 1969 with the super-groovy 'Will You Be Staying After Sunday.' Produced by 'Green Tambourine' hit maker Paul Leka, the album that followed featured 10 more slices of juicy bubblegum pop including a second Top 10 smash, 'Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael.' The band cut two further singles both added here but by late '69s it was all over as the sound of love faded from the airwaves. First time on CD in the UK for this bubblegum classic. Re-mastered by Norman 'I'll 'ave you Butler' Blake. Liner notes by popmeister supreme Duglas T. Stewart! Lovely packaging by Pepperbox. Essential for all fans of U.S. bubblegum, harmony pop and just plain full-on grooviness LP $12 SKU:18732
PHAST PHREDDIE- And the Precisions backroom find! - Label:MARTIAN/ Bomp Very rare co-release from 1984. Going for big bucks on Amazon One of the founding members of the group was Jeffrey Lee Pierce—who quit (before Thee Precisions played live) when he formed his own group, The Gun Club, which achieved well-deserved critical and international fame Another important member was Steve Berlin. His outstanding tenor saxophone playing kept the group from becoming a bunch of crazies biting off more than they could chew. The exposure he received playing with Thee Precisions directly led him to play and/or record with such acts as The Plimsouls, The Blasters, The Plugz, The Flesheaters, Los Lobos and The Go-Go’s. Also, Steve’s musical skills kept the group from performing trite arrangements of their original material.
unique roots-based music with recognizable influences of swing, be-bop, R&B, soul, garage rock, psychedelia and free jazz. They liked to call what they did “Rockin’ R&B-Bop” in order to take it all in. LP $10 SKU:17170
PHIL & THE FRANTICS - ST Rough Diamonds: The History Of Garage Band Music Volume Three (great 60s garage) LAST COPIES SAALE! Label:VOXX A top draw in their native Phoenix, Phil and the Frantics were basically unknown elsewhere until a 1966 side called "I Must Run" appeared on Pebbles Volume 2 a decade and a half later. Without question, the song is one of the greatest garage ballads ever made. (Discoveries) LP $10 SKU:2135
PHILLIPS , SANDRA -Too Many People in One Bed- LAST COPIES! LTD ED of 100 YELLOW VINYL! DELUXE REISSUE w new liner notes by Swamp Dogg -Label:ALIVE NEW LINER NOTES BY SWAMP DOGG included as a flier with lp, printed on cd.
Never officially released by Canyon (the label went belly-up just after shipping the first copies in 1970), this album was meant to be a follow-up to the Doris Duke hit record m A Loser. Produced by Swamp Dogg in Macon, GA this is Deep Soul at its best. Sandra Phillips (a/k/a Sandra Reeves-Phillips) has become a star on Broadway, movies and TV, winning awards and appearing in movies such as Round About Midnight and Lean On Me, and on TV Shows such as Law And Order LP $30 SKU:13300
PLEASE -Seeing Stars 68 UK psych TWEAKED COVER BARGAIN! Label:ACME Still shrink wrapped, but there is about a 2" area of seam damage, doesnt look split all the way thru but you can see a white area on the seam. The eleven cuts on Seeing Stars had never even seen the light of day until this CD was put out by Acme. Members of Please were apparently later in a couple of other bands, Bulldog Breed and T2. Some of these tracks remind me of early Pink Floyd, pretty much because of the keyboard arrangements, like "Words To Say", "Before", the wailing "Still Dreaming" (possibly the disc's best tune), "Secrets", "Who You Know" and "But". I thought "Time Goes By" had the characteristics of perhaps an early unreleased King Crimson B-side. Seeing Stars has nicely-done vocals, soaring mellotron, fluid guitar work and cleverly constructed songs to offer it's listeners. It's so good that on the first listen you'll fully understand as to why ' true psychedelia' has never really died, if you don't already.Truly great early British psych that gets better with each play. Line-up: Peter Dunton - keyboards, lead vocals & drums, Bernie Jinks - bass & backing vocals and Nick Spenser - drums. Should appeal to fans of early Floyd, Tomorrow, The Move, Yes, solo Syd Barrett and The Doors. A real keeper. Reviewed by Mike Reed LP $10 SKU:18760
PLIMSOULS- "Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal" purple vinyl ltd to 200 - Label:ALIVE Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal" showcases the PLIMSOULS at the height of their power, tearing the roof off and on the verge of starting a riot on L.A.'s old Sunset Strip. Recorded at the Whisky A Go Go on October 31, 1981, this previously unreleased live album includes many of The Plimsouls' classics as well as plenty of surprises. It has been stunningly remastered, features previously unpublished and gorgeous photos by renowned photographer Bob Matheu. LP $18 SKU:13868
PLIMSOULS / BREAKAWAYS / NERVES- Live and One Way Ticket - 4 LP COLOR VINYL bundle -Label:ALIVE BUNDLE INCLUDES these 4 LPS
PLIMSOULS - Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal LP with poster
NERVES - Live At The Pirate's Cove, Cleveland OH, May 26th 1977 LP
NERVES - One WAy Ticket LP
BREAKAWAYS - WAlking out on Love LP LP $55 SKU:11207
POPPEES -Pop Goes The Anthology ( ltd ed ORANGE vinyl powerpop ) -Label:BOMP The Poppees were one of the creators and the embodiment of what soon came to be known as the "Power Pop" sound of the late 70s. This long overdue anthology finally gives this notable and highly underrated band its due, elegantly chronicling the Poppees short but influential role in the history of the New York New Wave scene of the late 70's. While anchored around their two classic Bomp singles, "If She Cries/Love of The Loved" (the latter track produced by Craig Leon of the Ramones fame), and "Jealousy/She's Got It" (produced by Cyril Jordan of the Flamin' Groovies), "Pop Goes The Anthology" features never before released recordings, including demos, early live recordings, and culminating with a rip-roaring live performance at CBGB. It is complete with liner notes and unpublished photos. "After all, what would be more punk at that time than being in the Poppees - a band that emulated the early Beatles, from their moptops to their Cuban heels?" - WFMUFormed in In the mid-'70s in New York by Bob Waxman, Arthur Alexander, Paddy Lorenzo, and Donny Jackrel, later replaced by Jet Harris. LP $15 SKU:11466
PREVOST, GREG "STACKHOUSE”-UNIVERSAL VAGRANT-((Stones,Yardbirds ,NY Dolls style).)Label:MEAN DISPOSITION After a career lasting close to four decades, it was only two years ago when Greg decided to launch his first solo record: the celebrated "Mississippi Murderer”, an album where Delta blues and hi-energy R&R were combined in a masterful mix heavily influenced by the likes of the Stones, the Yardbirds and NY Dolls. This recording has become a cult classic, but the ever adventurous Prevost is now back with a brand new artifact: "Universal Vagrant". This second album goes one step further than his previous waxing and can be safely described as the best recording in his long and illustrious career. It also confirms what those in the know already knew: the fact that Prevost is a top-notch songwriter, one of the coolest R&R singers ever, and that he has a deep understanding of the roots of his music...be them the original blues greats ("Moanin' The Blues", "Mean Red Spider"); the personal idols inscribed in his DNA, Keith Richards and Johnny Thunders ("Gin Soaked Time Warp", "Shot of Rock and Roll", or the superb, gospel-oriented "Lord Shine a Light on Me"), as well as the dark, dangerous Stooges-infused sounds ("Evil On My Mind" or his killer version of "Codine"). Here you have the results: a perfect production, an explosive sound, a recording cooked with ease and among friends, but with edge, attitude and sheer class. This is a first rate R&R album where all pieces fit neatly. No mean feat. LP $16 SKU:18291
PRIMA DONNA- Nine Lives and Forty Fives - YELLOW VINYL - OVERSTOCK SALE! Glitter punk Label:ALIVE Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley on a steady diet of punk and glitter rock, Prima Donna are infamous on the LA scene. Their curriculum includes musical road trips with Eddie and the Hot Rods, Adam Ant, Glen Matlock & The Philistines, The Dictators, and even Green Day, who they supported on two arena tours on two continents. Frontman Kevin Preston has also continued participation in Green Day side-project Foxboro Hot Tubs.While touring the US and Europe, Prima Donna was in and out of the studio numerous times, both at home in L.A. and in Milan, Italy. The finished product is “Nine Lives and Forty Fives”, a 11-song variety pack that displays the band’s skills in the studio, and compiles some of their rarest and rawest recordings, including “Rock and Roll is Dead,” available for the first time in US. The song was named one of the Top Ten Songs of 2013 by Little Steven’s Underground Garage. LP $10 SKU:16433
PUSHERS - Turning Blue. LAST COPIES! - Label:DISASTER Records Original pressing. SEALED OC street punk skate at its most primitive. "The Pushers are punk ROCK swagger. They're all the energy and deviant fun of the Heartbreakers, the Germs and the Pagans rolled into a band you can go out and experience today! In the flesh! Not in some musty "pioneers of punk" fanzine article. They even cover a Dead Boys song that's NOT "Sonic Reducer"! - Carbon 14 LP $10 SKU:4484
ROOSTERS - All of Our Days ltd to 500 copies w unseen photos (60s jangly garage BYRDS style ) LAST 2 cOPIES!Label:BREAK-A-WAY Californian mid 60s folk rock s. This is embellished with a load of stunning never-before-seen photos. TRACKLISTINGS ON SITE LP $18 SKU:12957
Happy weekend my little cupcakes,we’ve got a TON of fantastic titles in for you, including a big shipment from our friends at OFF THE HIP in Australia. PLUS a tasty batch of discount VINYL too.As always,check the $5 and UNDER and the $5-$10 section for additions, always new stuff there!And if you missed an update [...]
Some more of those fantastic cheapo cds you love so much, some of them going for twice the price and more elsewhere!ALSO more additions to you new favorite, the ONE ONLY section, for items that we are discontinuing and selling at near cost. You cant beat the prices.ALSO check our LAST COPIES, these are mostly [...]
More of those limited edition imports you love so much, and some more of those great low priced cds you guys are gobbling up like candy.Check our NEW STUFF section for more, more more. And of course never ever forget the $5 and under section, new adds every day.HAPPY WEEKEND,Suzy ShawNEW ARRIVALS ACID MESS -II [...]
First, we’re all saddened by the terrible news about Tom Petty, as I’m sure most of you are. His music plays in the BOMP/ALIVE offices daily and always will, he was one of our favorites. He’ll be missed.Today we have for you a new pressing of the legendary IGGY POP KILL CITY ALBUM, on gorgeous [...]
Get those credit cards out kids, it's a big batch of those IMPORTS coming your way! There’s a lot of new titles, and restocks on formerly unavailable items.ALSO lots of adds to your favorite sections, the $5 and under, the ONE ONLY, and the $5-$10. I’ve been busy finding you guys some great [...]
For our midweek update today we have some new arrivals, some reminders of items you may have missed, and a 10% OFF SALE ON THE GREAT GEAR FAB LABEL! SAALE LASTS UNTIL THURSDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT.GOSPELBEACH keeps on keeping on, read the latest article on them in the AMERICANAUK.NEW ARRIVALS SPACEMEN 3- Playing With Fire [...]
This weekend we have a ton of discounted LABEL titles, MORE of the NEAR-COST ONE ONLY ITEMS, and a bunch of IMPORT RESTOCKS. And if you missed any of our recent updates, the last few are all listed on the home page of our shopping cart.THE BUFFALO KILLERS premiered their song NEED A CHANGIN in [...]
It’s mid week yet again, my little darlings, and not only do we have the new SHINDIG, we have some NEW ITEMS and more adds to the much beloved ONE ONLY section. These are items we are selling at near cost to make room in our warehouse. Get em while you can.ALSO of course, adds [...]
Lots of great discount cds back in stock this week, and a bunch of new arrivals too, including some seriously discounted vinyl. Plenty of great reissues and limited editions.Thanks for all,Suzy ShawNEW ARRIVALS BOLD CHICKEN - ST (70s hand numbered rarity) Label:LYSERGIC SOUND (USA) For the first time anywhere on vinyl, Lysergic Sounds Distributors proudly [...]