Posted on April 14, 2017
This weekend we have a new shipment from the great 60╒s psych label GEAR FAB. A bunch of new titles and restocks on many more.
And if you╒re in a 60╒s kind of mood, you cant go wrong with the legendary Aussie label OFF THE HIP, lots of cool stuff in stock!
Plus more more more adds to the $5 and under, some one of a kind stuff listed below, AND a new book ╥SHAKE IT UP╙, with writing from all the rock writer greats.
Have a great weekend guys, back at Monday.
SHAKE IT UP -GREAT AMERICAN WRITING ON ROCK AND ROLL AND POP Label:LIBRARY OF AMERICA 600 PAGE HARDCOVER WITH GREG SHAW, LESTER BANGS, AND THE WHOLE GANG! JONATHAN LETHEM AND KEVIN DETTMAR -╥Pop writing, at its best, doesn╒t know the difference between desire and theory, which is precisely the reason for its power and its persistence. Lethem and Dettmar╒s expansive anthology renders this wild, polychrome tradition, and the state of play today, with gusto.╙╤Ben Ratliff, author of Every Song EverJonathan Lethem is the author of The Fortress of Solitude and nine other novels; Kevin Detmarr is the author of Is Rock Dead? and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan.BOOKS & MAGS $25 SKU:18653
CHRISTOPHER - ST (1969Texas Psych) -Label:GEAR FAB GREAT PSYCH! Another one of Texas' wealth of interesting late '60s psychedelic bands, Christopher came together in 1968 in the Houston area. The 1969 Self-Titled LP from the Houston, Texas band which featured Richard Avitts on Guitar and Doug Walden on Bass and Keyboards. All 10 tracks from the LP plus the true story of the band as told by Richard & Doug!! This is Psychedelic music much in the style of Cream and Jefferson Airplane!! CD $10 SKU:6993
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER-GREEN RIVER-Label:FANTASY UNSEALED ONE COPY ONLY. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:18649
CYKLE - Featuring the Young Ones (US 60s PSYCH LEGENDS! Label:GEAR FAB Reissue taken from the original masters by USA PSYCH-LEGENDS 'Cykle'. Included here all of their 1969 album + 4 tracks by THE YOUNG ONES (pre-CYKLE) and 3 solo trax by Jim Sossman (leader of the group CD $10 SKU:6987
DRAGONFLY (USA) - ST (60s Calif heavy psych for fans of Iron Butterfly, The Who and Stack)Label:GEAR FAB Their self-titled hard psychedelic rock LP from 1970!!At last a CD reissue of this killer cusp of the 60's heavy psych album from California.Plenty of wailing psychedelic guitars, and a heavy garage psych edge give the album an awesome power. CD $10 SKU:11171
EARTHEN VESSEL -Everlasting Life ( Xtian fuzz psych ) - Label: GEAR FAB 70s PSYCH -The ultra- rare 1970 LP- Heavy Rock: Everlasting Life. Off the master tapes, this Jefferson Airplane/Cream inspired music is one of a kind. Spacey AND VERY haunting vocals, distorted guitar, Farfisa Organ; it will take you to new limits of Psychedelia.from on line review -- When I hear the term "xian psych" I usually head the other direction, however this outfit sucked me with the mind blowing psych anthem "Life Everlasting" on a Gear Fab comp and I had no choice but to buy the album. Disappointed? Not in the least, more like surprised! Great fuzz psych with good tunes and some guitar work that would make Blue Cheer blush. Also the male and female vocals are both top notch, and "Life Everlasting" still makes the hair on the back of my neck raise up.A must for the psych freak. CD $10 SKU:6995
HAYMARKET SQUARE- Magic Lantern (60s Acid Psych ) - Label:GEAR FAB An Official CD reissue of this brilliant US '60s acid psych album. US '60s acid psych album.Magnificent and powerful classic by this Chicago area band. Catchy drumming, screaming fuzz guitar, and the beautiful and powerful voice of Gloria Lambert make this one of the most sought after releases of the late 60's. And finally the whole story told by the band members themselves!! CD $10 SKU:2727
HOMER - ST (70s Texas psych hard rock ) Label:GEAR FAB An historic release in digipak format. Homer was one of the best psychedelic/hard rock bands to come out of Texas.hey had their early beginnings as the Outcasts and some members played on the Stoics/Mind's Eye 45s reissued on The Children Anthology. While their 1970 LP is very highly rated and rated R4 in rarity, their three 45s are even rarer. Newly discovered tapes have uncovered unreleased songs and demos. All are included in this comprehensive collection. A very young Christopher Cross participated on some of the tracks. CD $10 SKU:14119
IGGY AND THE STOOGES- TELLURIC CHAOS Label:SKYDOG UNSEALED ONE COPY ONLY. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $ SKU:18646
IGGY POP - I WANNA BE YOUR DOG -SEALED Label:SKYDOG SIX VERSION OF IGGY╒S ANIMAL SONG. CD $5 SKU:18652
IVORY- ST (ultra rare 1968 psych gem ) mini lp slv - Label:GEAR FAB Yes, the great 1968 recording by this virtually unknown band that modeled their musicafter the sounds of The Jefferson Airplane; in fact, it was produced by the Airplane's great genius himself:Mr. Al Schmitt!! Featuring the beautiful female vocals of Chris Christman, this fuzzed-out, psychedelic gemtells the story of this band by the band member's themselves. CD $10 SKU:18636
KINKS - FACE TO FACE Label:CAPITOL UNSEALED ONE COPY ONLY. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:18648
KNACK - GET THE KNACK Label:CAPITOL UNSEALED ONE COPY ONLY. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:18647
LEOPOLD, PERRY - Experiments in Metaphysics (70s hippie artifact)Label:GEAR FAB Experiment in Metaphysics is one of the rarest and most sought-after artifacts of the hippie era. Recorded live during a five-hour session in the basement of a shoe-repair shop in June of 1970, most of the 300 original copies of Experiment in Metaphysics were simply given away in one afternoon, yet, inexplicably, bootleg copies of the album later sprang up half-way around the world. The reason for the album's staying power is apparent: the music is gorgeous, first-rate progressive folk. In fact, Side Two of the original LP's label was given the title "Acid-Folk" (the other side was called "Kommercial"), probably one of the very first uses of that term. Perry Leopold creates a proto-gothic ambience full of dark and brooding imagery that is much less cartoonish than most of what passes as "acid," while maintaining that music's visceral punch. Like much of the youth countercultural scene of the times, Leopold can occasionally give into mystical pretentiousness. Experiment in Metaphysics has moments -- namely the spoken-word monologue in the middle of the mostly stellar opening cut, "The Absurd Paranoid" -- of philosophical meandering. Still, even those moments maintain a period charm. Experiment in Metaphysics is exquisitely intelligent and forward-looking. Leopold's mood is much more pious than most music that came out of the psychedelic era, and, indeed, extreme piety tends to be a product of youth, yet there is something aged and wise about Leopold's music. The "Kommercial" side, cryptically subtitled "SMOKE," is conceptually bleak, and after "The Absurd Paranoid," it takes on a much more palpable quality, grounded in experience ("Cold in Philadelphia" and the gorgeous "The 35th of May"). The "Acid-Folk" side (subtitled "DROP") opens with the stark, multi-part title track. Each of the three songs in this section is a virtual mini-suite, with the closing cut, "The U.S.S. Commercial," standing as the album's magnum opus. Experiment in Metaphysics shows some truly progressive and experimental songwriting, even for the time period. Each song, even the instrumental cuts, feels like a story, with beginnings and endings and all kinds of interesting ideas and storylines sandwiched in between. The album is a relic that has not lost one iota of its power. ~ Stanton Swihart CD $10 SKU:7949
MOUNTAIN BUS-SUNDANCE (70S GRATEFUL DEAD STYLE)Label:GEAR FAB The Grateful Dead sounding band that was sued by Windfall Music and Columbia Records for using the name "Mountain", although they actually had been together for 4 years before Mountain was officially formed!! Their classic "Sundance" LP from 1971 plus unreleased live and studio material off the Master Tapes from this Chicago band- A total of 13 songs and 70 minutes of music. Don't bother with the French bootleg, the original pressing was poorly done and nothing the piraters did have helped the quality!! CD $14 SKU:18654
SALEM MASS - WITCH BURNING (1971 fuzz guitar) Label:GEAR FAB Salem Mass, the Caldwell, Idaho band that recorded their classic "Witch Burning" LP at their favorite bar, converted into a studio, in 1971. (Using serial number 023 Moog Synthesizer!!) Heavy Organ, Outstanding Vocals, Fuzz Guitar, Pounding Bass, and Drums that will shake your walls!!!! Turn up the volume on this one!!!
CD $10 SKU:18634
STACK- Above All (ultrarare 68s Who style )Label:GEAR FAB ultra-rare 1968 album (only 10 copies are known to exist today) from California hard rock band (they sound like a mix between The Who & Big Brother & The Holding Co.) was recorded in the same studios where Cream & Jimi Hendrix wererecording. Official reissue of this really rare 1970 album from this Southern California heavy psych rock. Nice booklet w/ liners & photos CD $10 SKU:854
T REX - FUTURISTIC DRAGON WITH BONUS DISC. Label:CAPITOL UNSEALED ONE COPY ONLY. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $10 SKU:18650
THOMAS EDISUNS ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB BAND - ST (1967 garage, psych, & British Invasion sounds) Label:GEAR FAB A truly experimental psych/rock/pop album from 1967. Featuring some very good garage, psych, and British Invasion sounds. Fuzzed out guitar, great vocal harmonies, and some really bizarre background sounds. CD $10 SKU:18637
TOUCH- Street Suite (1968 blues psych) -Label:GEAR FAB AllMusic Review by Stanton Swihart :Coming directly from playing live with some of the finest hard rock bands of the era, Touch entered the studio to record their only album in 1968, released the following year in a limited pressing of 100 LPs. This Gear Fab reissue collects that entire album with the original lineup's two non-LP 45s, three songs recorded by the altered post-LP lineup, and a couple cuts by the Essence, the latter day band of Touch leader Ray Schulte. As such, it is the complete collection of the band's intense, sometimes left-leaning psychedelia grounded in blues.CD $10 SKU:18644
WIZARD- The Original Wizard (rare heavy Florida rock 1971)-Label:GEAR FAB The rare and heavy rock 1971 LP from these Florida musicians that toured with some of the best known acts in 1970 & 1971 and played at the great Goose Lake Music Festival!! Plus their two songs from the rare and elusive 45. CD $10 SKU:18635