Posted on December 29, 2017
It might be a holiday in the record biz (most companies are closed until next week, lazy bastards!) but we still managed to get some new items to keep you amused.
A couple of new bundles for you, plus a new pressing of the legendary Radio Moscow album BRAIN CYCLES on gorgeous orange vinyl, and a ton of restocked stuff too.
And, as always, adds to the $5 and under and the ONE ONLY section.
IN LABEL NEWS: The Buffalo Killers were featured in PERFORMER MAGAZINE.
Keep an eye on the ALIVE site for news, tour dates, videos and more. Be sure to subscribe to the ALIVE INSTAGRAM, lots of great stuff there.
Ryan is off for a vacation, we’re here manning the fort without him until next week. Hope you all have a GREAT NEW YEAR, and thanks, as always, for everything.
FICTION - Negative Fun-Label:OFF THE HIP 1978 Aussie punk/powerpop, pre Little Murders. CD $16 SKU:19470
PSYCHEDELIC SOUL PARTY BUNDLE- 5 CDS for ONLY $15. WOW! Get funky with our amazing African-American blues/rock/psych/soul stew bundle...Surprise guests appear on some of these cds, including members of the Black Keys, SSM, Outrageous Cherry, and the Dirtbombs. Get the big beat from the source! 5 CDS for only $15 SKU:19466
TRIPWAVE -Vol 1 (COLLECTION OF MODERN RUSSIAN PSYCH)Label:TRAIL A compilation of some of the best psychedelic and progressive music to come out of Russia during the last 20 years! And to make things extra special, this collection also includes a number of previously unissued cuts. Though often inspired by Western sounds, the music by these bands showcases a unique Russian feel, making this set a treat for the more adventurous space-, psych- and prog-rock lover. COMP CD $15 SKU:19473
STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND - ST (SAN FRANCISCO GARAGE PSYCH)-Label:GET HIP Classic Black vinyl limited to 500 copies LP's housed in a heavy Stoughton jacketThe dizzying debut album by San Francisco garage-psych combo Strangers in a Strange Land contains 10 colossal tracks ranging from sarcastic freakbeat to lush, harmony-filled psych-pop. (2017) LP $16 SKU:17727
BARON FOUR - Silvaticus(British R&Beat mavericks)-Label:GET HIP Opaque Orange vinyl limited to 300 copies LP's housed in a heavy Stoughton jacket w include download couponThe explosive second album by British R&Beat mavericks The Baron Four contains 10 original blasts and two covers--featuring ex-Vicar Mike Whitaker on vox/bass and garage guru Miole (The Embrooks, Higher State) on guitar. (2017)LP $16 SKU:19476
WILD MEXICO- Vol 1(RARE 60s TRACKS)Label:PINCHE So you think you've heard everything when it comes to rare and wild '60s rock'n'roll, right? Oh well, you're dead wrong! Throw this stick of dynamite at your next lame party and watch the universe go apeshit! Features 14 explosive tracks. (2017 COMP LP $21 SKU:19342
HOLLIS BROWN CLASSIC POP BUNDLE 3 LPS on colored vinyl PLUS 2 CDS for a great price Label:ALIVE WHAT A DEAL! These guys are one of our favorite bands, give them a listen!
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:
GET LOADED Tribute to LOU REED - RED VINYL PLUS CD
RIDE ON THE TRAIN- Their debut LP, A MUST for any rock fan, these guys can PLAY!PLUS CD
CLUSTER OF PEARLS - STARBURST hand mixed vinyl(never released on CD) $30 SKU:19472
RADIO MOSCOW- Brain Cycles ORANGE LTD. EDITION of 200 with ORIGINAL ARTWORK - Label:ALIVE 200 ONLY on red, get em fast! This is a mailorder exclusive. LP $18 SKU:19471
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BRAINBOX- S/T ( 60s Dutch psych ) Label:PSEUDONYM REMASTERED IN THE 24-BIT DOMAIN FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES Without any exaggeration Brainbox may be called the sensation of 1969! Bonus track taken from 1st single) Sinners Prayer Sea of delight (16 minute epos!!). LP $16 SKU:13699
BRAINBOX- Dark Rose - (60s Dutch psych ) - Label:PSEUDONYM It comes packaged in a magnificent gatefold-cover with rare photos and liner-notes including exclusive interview material. Remastered in the 24-bit domain from the original master tapes. Brainbox was something special. The band not only featured some of the Netherlands' most preternaturally talented musicians, but in less than three years they produced a recorded legacy that was truly world class. Much of their best work appeared on their 1969-71 singles, which have been compiled on this definitive 2-LP collection, pressed on 180gm vinyl and dynamically re-mastered from the original tapes. The original lineup with lead-guitarist Jan Akkerman, bassist Andr Reijnen, drummer Pierre van der Linden and vocalist extraordinaire Kaz Lux deliver the goods on pile-driving blues rock songs like 'Down Man' and 'Dark Rose,' and the hard-hitting Hendrix-inspired rocker 'Amsterdam, The First Days' -- all presented in their original mono mixes. After Akkermans departure, Brainbox expanded its musical palette with guitarists Rudy de Queljoe (ex-Dragonfly) and John Schuursma (ex-Rob Hoekes R&B Group), recording memorable tracks like 'Between Alpha And Omega,' 'Doomsday Train,' 'Mobilae' and the blisteringly powerful 'Virgin.' Dark Rose / Their 45s also includes previously unreleased demo-versions of 'Virgin,' 'Dark Rose' and the epic 'Sea Of Delight.' LP $27 SKU:14720
CAL-Homegrown (Private press 60s/70s influenced psych) Label:OUT-SIDER Totally under the radar US private pressing from 1982. 60s/70s influenced psychedelic hard-rock full of distorted guitar and freaky synths.File next to other psych misfits such like T Kail, D.R. Hooker, Marcus, Michael Angelo… LP $20 SKU:17714
BRACKETT,ALAN LEE-Peanut Butter Conspiracy Theories: Lost Songs 1967-1968-Label:OUT-SIDER Out-Sider present Peanut Butter Conspiracy Theories: Lost Songs 1967-1968, previously unreleased recordings by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy's main-man, Alan Lee Brackett. Mostly written and recorded in 1967, when PBC were at their fame peak, Alan explores a number of different styles, encompassing fuzzed-out garage numbers, sunshine pop, folk rock and full blown psychedelia. Including ahead of its time garage-psychedelic, DIY homemade recordings on which Alan plays all instruments by himself plus pro-sounding studio cuts. Although best known as a member of The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Alan Brackett enjoyed a long career in the music business that book-ended his time with that legendary group. A multi-talented musician so adept at playing numerous musical instruments, he was a veritable one man band, and a skilled songwriter who penned many of the PBC's best loved songs. Alan's musical pedigree is second to none. From his early days on the folk circuit through his time with one of the West Coast's premier psychedelic groups and on to his solo career in the seventies, he crafted a body of work that many musicians would envy. Most of the tracks included here were recorded by Alan between 1967 and 68 at his home studio, using a Teac A1200 tape deck. His employed an innovative DIY approach: he used improvised drum kits made up from household objects and manipulated amps and guitars to create feedback and distortion effects. The remaining tracks from this collection were laid down during sessions at a pro studio, Hollywood Sound, although such is the quality of Alan's home recordings you would be hard pressed to single out which ones were made in more professional surroundings. There are surprising guests such as Glen Campbell, who plays tasty lead guitar on "Freeways Of Love". Alan also collaborates with his friend Knox Henderson (songwriter of some of the hits for Mouse & The Traps) on a couple of tracks included here. Songs like "Shell Of A Man", or "Blowin' My Mind Over You" could've been easily included on any of the Peanut Butter Conspiracy albums, while others like "Summertime Changes" or "Love's Only Sleeping" are amazing examples of homemade, DIY psych-fuzz. Master tape sound; Insert with detailed liner notes by Gary Newell (Shindig!, Ugly Things), track-by-track comments by Alan Lee Brackett and rare photos. LP $22 SKU:18296
BONE MAN -PLASTIC WASTELAND (STONER psych) SPLATTER VINYL-Label:PINK TANK RECORDS Bone Man is a psychedelic rock group from northern Germany all about raw fuzz rock, anger, human deficiencies, the spiritual abyss and the inner swamplands. "Plastic Wasteland" is a beautifully dark complex album packed full of great songs that will see Bone Man's reputation enhanced once again for creating such a fantastic album that will win them a whole range of new fans within the Stoner Rock community. LP $21 SKU:18413
BROOKINGS, DAVID -KING WITHOUT A THRONE(POWER POP) Label:YOU ARE THE COSMOS A Best Of compilation featuring 12 songs that span Brookings seven albums released 2000-2016. Another perfect Power Pop record! (2017) LP $14 SKU:18512
BUHL, J.D. -LITTLE VICTORIES 1978-1985 (CALIFORNIA POP)-Label:MIGHTY MOUTH MUSIC .D. Buhl is Berkeley, California's best-kept pop secret. After fronting an early version of late-70s new wave group the Jars, he led his own band the Believers through the first half of the 1980s. These bands existed during an exciting period of music history, a time when pop-driven rock n' roll had no rules, expectations or boundaries. Little Victories 1978-1985 hand picks twelve songs from the rare and out of print J.D. Buhl catalog (some unreleased) and presents them in a complete, cohesive collection. J.D. says it best, as he describes his songwriting as being "clever and hooky, about drive, feel and guitar riffs and out to capture imaginations." If you're a sucker for passionate vocals and music with a danceable beat, give J.D. Buhl a listen. Recommended for fans of the Nerves, Paul Collins Beat, the Plimsouls, the Go-Gos, the Textones, Joe "King" Carrasco and the Fleshtones. LP $14 SKU:18514
BONE MAN - III (STONER psych) -Label:PINK TANK RECORDS The fifth album by German psychedelic rockers Bone Man. The way they seamlessly move from psych to stoner to punk and back again is a joy to behold. Limited edition of 350 copies on black vinyl. LP $22 SKU:18671
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EARLY LOU (REED)-Pre-Velvet Underground Recordings 1958-1965-Label:ANDY Early Lou gathers 15 of Lou Reed's finest pre-VU tracks, recorded between 1958 and '65. Includes cuts by The Jades, Primitives, Intimates, Roughnecks, Surfsiders, Beachnuts, All Night Workers, Donnie Burks, Lewis Reed, and a '65 "Heroin" demo. (2014)Early Lou: Pre-Velvet Underground Recordings1958-1965 COMP LP $22 SKU:19343
NEW YORK DOLLS) Label:STRAIGHT TO THE TOP 12 " EP recorded with the late NY Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan -We got these straight from GREG ALLEN , he says there are only a few left! recorded with the late NY Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan -We got these straight from GREG ALLEN , he says there are only a few left! “"This final recording from New York Dolls/Heartbreakers drummer Jerry Nolan is an inspired marriage of Nolan’s NYC circa ’76 punchdrunk proto punk panache and stalwart guitarist/vocalist Greg Allen’s switchblade swagger. A last hurrah worthy to the L.A.M.F. legacy." — Alan di Perna (Guitar World, Guitar Aficionado)."These recordings were made in September of ’91, half way between Johnny [Thunders’] death, and Jerry’s own demise. In addition to Greg Allen on guitar and vocals, and bassist Chicago Vin Earnshaw, there are guest appearances by old pals Buddy Bowser on sax, and Walter Lure on guitar. The music is straight ahead Stones/Dolls/Heartbreakers style rock’n’roll. It’s what Jerry loved most and did best." James Marshall - April 2012, NYCQuotes about Greg Allen’s music in general"Greg Allen happens to be quite a musician and he writes good songs...He's good. He's really, really good."- Jerry Nolan, Tee Vee Tunes Records interview, 1991"Greg Allen played with ex-New York Doll Jerry Nolan and his band features some other folks with good bloodlines. They play rock music or, more specifically, "the kind they don’t make anymore..."- Bob Gulla, The Providence Phoenix, 2004 (Jun 18, 2004) LP $25 SKU:19308
BANANA SPLITS / HERE COME THE BEAGLES- 2 LPS on one cd plus bonus tracks ( mid 60s pop rockers ! Label:HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY This 1,000-copy limited-edition CD reissue does collectors -- a favor by putting a wealth of material by the group on one disc, with plenty of rare tracks... ten tracks from the rare 1967 LP by fellow kiddie TV group the Beagles, who are actually not bad mid-'60s pop/rockers with a Beatles-Merseybeat influence to the songs and harmonies CD $14 SKU:15159
BREADMAKERS- NIGHT OF THE COBRA ( R & B stompers) Label:OFF THE HIP The Breadmakers recipe (ouch) is timeless. Vocalist Lazy Dic sings rather than bawls and blows a righteous harp. If you’ll excuse a parochial Sydney reference, he sings a little like Continental Robert of the Dynamic Hepnotics with a touch more grit. Sonically speaking, Cajun Spice throws in a generous amount of keyboards, engine room duties are more than capably handled by Deadbelly Stilton (drums) and Cadillac Slim. Blacktop Brierley is a humdinger six-string strummer who pulls out some occasionally eccentric, tightly-wound balls of lead-pickin’ stonk.This band brings home the dough (groan) time after time on this album. It’s a relentless steamroller of suave. Even the Atkins diet couldn’t put the skids under these Breadmakers; their brand of Louisiana stomp is as crunchy as homebaked wholemeal. (194) CD $8 SKU:19220
CATZILLA -ST (Inspired by the monster B-movies and garage sounds of the 60s)Label:OFF THE HIP Inspired by the monster B-movies and garage sounds of the 60s, CATZILLA burst onto the Perth scene 18 months ago, with a self-released vinyl EP "Going Wild”. Since then they’ve performed at one of the legendary Back From The Grave garage events in Tokyo and played with Japan’s no.1 60s beat combo the Neatbeats.
Fast-forward to 2017 and the band have cut 14 “Zilla killers” for their debut album, out on Off The Hip records on 3rd November. The opening blast ‘Boy From Another Time’ is an infectious slice of garage rock n roll, featuring CATZILLA’s signature fuzz guitar, keys and girl vocals - it’s perfect for your next go-go party! CD $12 SKU:19316
CHEATS-HATS OFF TO THE CHEATS-Label:OFF THE HIP 2 piece garage from Melbourne CD $8 SKU:19224
DROOGS- Young Gun (60s style psych) SALE ! -Label:PLUG N SOCKET 2017 album by US psychedelic garage rockers. When you hear singer Ric Albin, you still hear The MC5, The Yardbirds, Howlin' Wolf, The Seeds, The Kingsmen, Pebbles/Nuggets groups, and everyone else whose every lyric meant no-nonsense (yet cool) business. Includes a cover of The Seeds' 'Out Of The Question'. CD $12 SKU:19420
GREEN CIRCLES-TAVISTOCK STREET (PEBBLES STYLE 60s Psych/mod/pop)Label:OFF THE HIP Poppy rock and roll that's fresh and catchy. CD $8 SKU:19221
LES ANNEES ST- Label:OFF THE HIP Fuzzy pop merged with the old school psychedelic experimentation of London’s 1960s art scene through a soundscape of random sounds, slowing of tracks and tape reversal. Debut album by new Sydney, Australia band. CD $8 SKU:19229
MOLTEN UNIVERSE-NO LOVE AROUND (EX LIME SPIDER GARAGE ROCK )EPLabel:OFF THE HIP MOLTEN UNIVERSE hails from Sydney, Australia and plays a heavy brand of garage rock, similar in vein to Australian legends THE LIME SPIDERS' early 7-inch output. Not surprising really when three members of MOLTEN UNIVERSE cut their teeth in that seminal OZ band! Perverted lyrics with a heavy sound; is it any wonder there's 'No Love Around'5 non album tracks from ex-lime spiders.
CD $6 SKU:19208
MOLTEN UNIVERSE- THE GREEN RAY (EX LIME SPIDERS heavy garage) -Label:OFF THE HIP Debut album feat ex-Lime Spiders.MOLTEN UNIVERSE hails from Sydney, Australia and plays a heavy brand of garage rock, similar in vein to Australian legends THE LIME SPIDERS' early 7-inch output. Not surprising really when three members of MOLTEN UNIVERSE cut their teeth in that seminal OZ band! CD $8 SKU:19239
ROCKET TO MEMPHIS-JUNGLE JUICE- (Female fronted rockabilly ) IMPORTLabel:OFF THE HIP Female fronted rockabilly from perth. Wielding a distinctive, off-kilter take on rockabilly, swamp & garage rock n roll, ROCKET TO MEMPHIS left audiences in a state of dishevelment in cities as far-flung as London and Tokyo. For their 4th album, the band has once again worked with Matt Verta-Ray (Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash) and it buzzes with an intensity that reflects the New York hurricane conditions in which it was mixed! “Do The Crawl” invites you on a hip-dislocating ride through a fresh batch of infectious tunes and wild sounds. From the irresistible “GoGo” - a rock n roll stomper which opens the album, Betty Bombshell and the gang drag you through rockabilly ("Turn It On"), Diddley-esque swamp ("Swamp Guy"), the sexy "In Black and White" and finish up with "Rockin' All Night" - which you surely will be if you follow this simple 11 step programme! CD $8 SKU:19237
ROCKET TO MEMPHIS-DO THE CRAWL (FEMALE FRONTED rockabilly, swamp & garage rock n roll-Label:OFF THE HIP Female fronted rockabilly from perth. Wielding a distinctive, off-kilter take on rockabilly, swamp & garage rock n roll, ROCKET TO MEMPHIS left audiences in a state of dishevelment in cities as far-flung as London and Tokyo. For their 4th album, the band has once again worked with Matt Verta-Ray (Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash) and it buzzes with an intensity that reflects the New York hurricane conditions in which it was mixed! “Do The Crawl” invites you on a hip-dislocating ride through a fresh batch of infectious tunes and wild sounds. From the irresistible “GoGo” - a rock n roll stomper which opens the album, Betty Bombshell and the gang drag you through rockabilly ("Turn It On"), Diddley-esque swamp ("Swamp Guy"), the sexy "In Black and White" and finish up with "Rockin' All Night" - which you surely will be if you follow this simple 11 step programme! The band have lined up a series of live shows in the Eastern states, starting in Melbourne and finishing up at the Garterbelts & Gasoline festival in QLD. Come dig the crazy sound of ROCKET TO MEMPHIS and get ready to Do The Crawl! CD $8 SKU:19244
SHINDIGGERS- MAXIMUM BEAT dbl cd (The Aussie Milkshakes ) -Label:OFF THE HIP Authentic beat/r-n-r band, often referred to as The Australian Milkshakes. This release contains the Melbourne combos complete studio recordings, plus lotsa rarities of which most appear on CD for the very first time. Comes with 16-page booklet and liner notes from mainstay singer Bill Leggett. CD $16 SKU:8168
SOLE STICKERS- WE GOT ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE GOOD- IMPORT (POWERPOP FROM TASMANIA)Label:OFF THE HIP POWERPOP from Tasmania Smashing their way like a magic bus full of power pop love, Tasmania’s Sole Stickers plant their Converse sneakers on the pedal and grind the gears up the hip shaking highways of rock’n’roll on their debut album We Got All Things That Are Good. Nailing a classic British infused garage style, Sole Stickers enlisted Jon Auer of The Posies, who mixed the album and added his musical finesse via internet collaboration from the super fuzz capital of Seattle (USA).We Got All Things That Are Good features eleven blistering songs, filled with music that is a return to the sub three minute single, driven by the garage guitar riff, wild drums, middle 8's, boys singing like girls and the occasional freaked-out feedback solo. It also showcases guest performances by Jon Auer himself, as well as Kim & Lulu of Seattle’s beloved Fastbacks. CD $8 SKU:19234
WELLINGTONS-End of the Summer (powerpop)Label:OFF THE HIP “You can scarcely do better than Melbourne, Australia's, pride and joy, The Wellingtons. "Heading North for the Winter" (Zip) is bursting at the seams with catchy hooks, handclaps, soaring choruses, well-placed horn charts and an immensely appealing blend of male and female vocals. Imagine vintage Elvis Costello at his poppiest and punchiest, add in the above elements, and you get irresistible tracks such as "I Get My Heart Broken Every Day."Los Angeles Daily News CD $14 SKU:18597
SHAKE SOME ACTION- Vol 6 (rare 70s power-pop, mod, and new wave singles )Label:SSA All Around The World- This series compile s power-pop, mod, and new wave gems orig released on 7" singles between 75 and 86. Feat. The Spliffs, Badge, Rousers, Vertex, Tweed, Mops, Esqueletos, etc. 24 tracks. Imp COMP CD $15 SKU:962
BLACK KEYS - Thickfreakness - Label:FAT POSSUM BACK IN STOCK!!! The sophomore album from Akron, Ohio duo BLACK KEYS—DAN AUERBACH and PATRICK CARNEY. Eleven tracks of stripped and meaty blues, punk, and rock flavors, delivered in grit, stomp, and holler fashion with guitar, organ, vocals and some broke-dick drums. Includes cover versions of The Sonics' "Have Love, Will Travel," and Junior Kimbrough's "Everywhere I Go." LP $16 SKU:12584
DEAD BOYS - 3rd Generation Nation 180 gram pink (rare outtakes and liners by Cheetah Chrome-Label:BAD BOY THESE ARE PRE-MIX RARE OUTTAKES OF “WE HAVE COME FOR YOUR CHILDREN”. RAW AND UNADULTERATED, THESE ARETHE REAL THING FOR TRUE PUNK-ROCK FANS. CHEETAH CHROME’S LINER NOTES:in January of 1978, the Dead Boys, for some ungodly reason, were sent to Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, to record a follow-up to “Young, Loud & Snotty”. While it was nice hanging out with Andy Gibb & Co, it could have been done cheaper and more happily in New York. Somehow, we felt as comfortable as 5 men sitting in one electric chair, as Disco and Southern Rock ruled the land, and we had spiked hair and dog collars! The result was probably the most disappointed 2nd album in history. Felix Pappalardi, the producer, didn’t understand us, and didn’t want to, as he got paid no matter what, and had plenty of drugs to play with. The songs and performances however, were fine, but you sure couldn’t tell it from the mix, though the cover was nice! Here is a re-EQ’d mix of the pre-EQ’d session, bringing some of the energy and spirit that was the band out front where it belongs. Give it a second chance, it’s been worth the wait! “Big City” still sucks though! LP $16 SKU:16567
MISC DISCOUNTS AND THINGS YOU NEED!
BLACK KEYS The Big Come Up "BALONEY AND MUSTARD" RARE PRESSING PLANT ERROR! Label:ALIVE That's right, BALONEY AND MUSTARD!!! At least we think that's what it looks like, this is a pressing plant error (they were going for the new raspberry starburst, believe it or not!) and most copies were returned, we saved a few for the hardcore collectors. This one will be rare due to the fact that we didnt keep them! LP $10 SKU:18310
BLACK KEYS-The Big Come Up RASPBERRY STARBURST! Label:ALIVE Their first LP from 2002. LP $20 SKU:17449
BLACK KEYS - Rubber Factory 180 gram -Label:FAT POSSUM 2004 release, the third album from the acclaimed Alt-Rock/Blues duo. Rubber Factory continues the Black Keys' tradition of raw, heavily blues-influenced indie rock. Rubber Factory was recorded in an abandoned coal burning power plant in the Black Keys' hometown of Akron, Ohio, and like Thickfreakness, was recorded and produced by Patrick Carney. LP $16 SKU:16536
BLACK LIPS- ST APPLE GREEN VINYL ltd ed of 100 - Label:BOMP Records Garage/punk's kings of mayhem! "Stripped down and dirty punk rock and roll that will suffice for the perfect soundtrack to a whiskey filled night of mischief. Youthful and deep dyed garage rock taken to the next level!". LP $18 SKU:17261
BLACK LIPS -BLUE We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow-180 gram ELECTRIC BLUE Label:BOMP Records Limited edition of 200. The fabulous second album by one of the leading bands of the new garage scene. Wallows in the same glorious mud of reverb and gothic tales! LP $18 SKU:17499
BLACK PYRAMID- II(STONER PSYCH) DOUBLE CLEAR/GREEN Label:HEADSPIN Limited edition 200 copies 2x180 gram translucent dark green swirl vinyl, housed in majestic gatefold sleeve. Known for its dynamic sound that blends towering riff cosmos with magnetic psychedelic rock, BLACK PYRAMID has been turning heads in the underground music world since its formation in late 2007; the response to its initial demo and debut 7" was such that the band's name spread even faster than its music. The group's instantly agreeable bang and spectacular live shows has garnered the trio an army of loyal enthusiasts. BLACK PYRAMID's thunderous tone, fire-eating licks, lyrical bent and single-minded devotion to music has enabled the trio to share the stage with a variety of like-minded heavy rock acts - from Electric Wizard to Black Mountain - and have pegged the unit as a "band to watch". Heavier and more atmospheric than the band's debut, Black Pyramid II contains BLACK PYRAMID's most ambitious material to date; a fact especially underlined by the epic, 15 minute long closing track "Into The Dawn." When writing the album, the band drew inspiration from "Lovecraft, Robert E Howard, Edison's second book "Mistress Of Mistresses" and both Norse and Indian mythology", while a big influence as far as source material was Grant Morrison's "The Invisibles", the popular comic book series with a plot that follows (more or less) a single cell of "The Invisible College", a secret organization "battling against physical and psychic oppression using time travel, magic, meditation and violence." LP $28 SKU:18746
BLAIR 1523 (Spacemen 3 related ) -- Beautiful Debris ( Psych/Drone ) LAST COPIES! -Label:VOXX LAST COPIES (Voxx 060) Brought to us by Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3, this remarkable band from the bucolic shire of Cornwall had a variety of strengths, from strong pop songwriting to a penchant for extended freakout jams, all of which is captured on this, the only record they made before sadly breaking up. To those few fortunate enough to have heard it, it remains an esoteric favorite.. Psychedelic swirl/drone pop Early Floyd/ Elevators sound by his amazing UK band. “This album is worth buying for the cover alone. Dripping with glassy pastels of brilliant greens, pinks, purples, yellows and blues, the art work complements a round of houka hits supremely. The music picks up where Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd left off in the '60s.” - American Music PressThis album is worth buying for the LP cover alone. Dripping with glassy pastels of brilliant greens, pinks, purples, yellows and blues, the art work complements a round of houka hits supremely. The music picks up where Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd left off in the '60s. LP $15 SKU:2290
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
BLOODHOUNDS - Let Loose -Ltd ed of 150 on HOT PINK MARBLE VINY ! LAST COPIES- Label:ALIVE We’ll take a triple dose of this bluesy garage-rock! RIYL early Stones, Yardbirds and Nuggets. The BIG TAKEOVERLP $20 SKU:16263
BLOODY HOLLIES - Who To Trust SWIRL VINYL Ltd to 200 - Label:ALIVE Ltd to 200 copies Maybe the last pressing of this one. This album is the embodiment of the no frills, off the cuff, blues punk rock that The BLOODY HOLLIES are admired for. They do what they do with skill, perfection, and flat out better than anyone else. "The Bloody Hollies are a bass-less, blues-drenched riff monster fronted by a powerfully hoarse singer-guitarist, and they will turn your ears and limbs to jelly if you let them, which you should." - Pop Matters. "The Bloody Hollies' new record is so dirty, it makes me want to grow a mustache and start wearing v-neck T-shirts. With gritty guitars, stabbing vocal and, oh yes, harmonica, it's like garage rock did a shot of punk and chased it with a glass of blues. - Alternative Press LP $13 SKU:11938
BLUE ASH - HEARTS & ARROWS + 7" - 2xLP (GATEFOLD)-Label:YOU ARE THE COSMOS Includes a bonus acoustic 7" EP This two-disc compilation brings together the cream of 1970s Ohio garage rockers Blue Ash's extensive recordings. Features 24 tracks, including "Baby I Just Want You" and "Smash My Guitar. LP $28 SKU:16778
BLUE ASH - No More, No LESS 150 GRAM (1973)Label:URANUS Blue Ash's stunning debut album, pressed for the first time since 1973
Contains 12 Power Pop classics, including "Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?)" and "Smash My Guitar"Pressed on 150-gram black vinyl and housed inside a full-color sleeveLimited to 500 copies Hailing from Youngstown, Ohio, Blue Ash are the great, forgotten power pop band of the early '70s. Actually, "forgotten" may be too strong a word, for any power pop fan worth their salt knows of Blue Ash even if they've never been able to score either of their two LPs. LP $18 SKU:17781
BLUE THINGS, THE- Blue Things Story Volume One SALE - Label: "The Blue Things Story Volume One is back, originally issued in 1987, it has been out of print since 1989, now in a limited edition blue vinyl pressing of 600 copies. Also expanded to include a whooping nineteen tracks." LP $14 SKU:11361
BOBKAT'65-THIS LONELY ROAD ( 60s garage style) -Label:GET HIP Inspired by mid-1960s American "Teenbeat-Kiddie Garage" records, three friends from Asturias in Northern Spain decide to form a band. Even their name is unique, inspired by the Bobkat model guitar manufactured by the Harmony Company in the mid-60s. LP $14 SKU:18900
BOMBORAS- Savage Island- PRE SURF!Label:DIONYSUS The BOMBORAS started a wave of instrumental/surf/garage music in the mid-'90s that washed over the entire Alt Rock scene as they took over as Los Angeles' most popular local band. It seemed impossible at a time ruled by "grunge" that a band dedicated to the sounds and looks of the '60s would become the toast of the town, receive enough press to rival the thickness of a big-city phone book, fill huge Los Angeles nightclubs and inspire bands to dress and sound like The BOMBORAS (as well as name themselves after BOMBORAS songs, such as the band Knuckle Dragger to name but one.) They even ended up with one album on the Rob Zombie ran Zombie Au Go-Go label through Geffen Records right before Universal ate 'em up. LP $14 SKU:16335
BONNEVILLES- Arrow Pierce My Heart - CLASSIC BLACK VINY LP Label:ALIVE NOTE - LP does not contain download card, add the cd for a lo price!
The Bonnevilles are a Garage Punk Blues duo straight out of Northern Ireland. With two studio albums already under their belt the band has become one of Europe's top alternative blues acts, sharing the stage with bands such as Left Lane Cruiser, James Leg, Johnny Walker and Guadalupe Plata, and appearing at both The Deep Blues Fest in Clarkesdale Mississippi, and its counterpart in Germany.Rick Saunders on his Deep Blues blog describes them as "deep dark punk and stylish hard roots music with good pop-sense and without a whiff of retro poly stink”.Featuring Andrew McGibbon Jr on Vox and guitar, and Chris McMullan on drums. LP $17 SKU:17285
BONNEVILLES- Listen for Tone (Left Lane Cruiser, Black Keys, James Leg style) - STARBURST Label:ALIVE Self-annointed a garage, punk, blues outfit like an arrow piercing my very own heart, lovers of heavy licks and head knockin’ back beats need apply in droves. McGibbon’s song writing is never suspect, influenced from those before yet soaked and steadily glazed in a brine of “cheap beer and buckfast” as well as personal stories, characters, and fore-warnings. Simply a band that needs to be on any rock fans radar regardless of where you stand sub-genre wise, you want to dance and feel like a bad ass at the same time, spin this record on your turntable and turn it up well past your comfort zone. – Scott Zuppardo LP $20 SKU:18046
BRIMSTONE HOWL- Big Deal What’s He Done Lately - GREAT 60s STYLE GARAGE LAST COPIES! ORANGE VINYL Label:ALIVE Lincoln, NE's favorite garage sons, and their third LP for Alive records.LAST COPIES, tghe other two are out of print. This time the gang went to Costa Mesa, CA, to record "Big Deal. What's He Done Lately?" (the title references a quote from Johnny Ramone about Phil Spector) at The Distillery under the guidance of engineer/producer Mike McHugh (known to produce some of the most heinous, blown-out sounds this side of the galaxy, including Black Lips, Jon Spencer and Andre Williams). The result is considerably more fuzzed than their previous work with Detroit producer Jim Diamond but still pummels. The main characteristic of this album is its heat. Analog from start to finish. Recorded to tape. Mixed to tape. And from tape the wax was cut. This record sounds hot! LP $15 SKU:10948
BROOD-IN SPITE OF IT ALL (all girl 60s style garage)-Label:SKYCLAD FABULOUS ALL-GIRL GARAGE BAND FROM PORTLAND, MAINE DEBUT ALBUM A MUST FOR 60'S GARAGE FANS! LP $14 SKU:18100
BUFFALO KILLERS- Alive And Well In Ohio -LTD ED OF 150 STARBURST LP -Label:ALIVE The eighth studio album from Buffalo Killers, ‘Alive and Well in Ohio,’ was recorded at their Howler Hills Farm analog studio on their own terms. Equipped with only the knowledge they had gained over the years, the band crafted this album without rules or pressure.
Created and produced by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, the warm, consciously imperfect, and raw sound finds its inspiration in seasons of change, life, longing, love, and family. The universal truth that the only constant is change is woven throughout the 12 songs.
The album, conceptually, is inspired by the desire to create something homegrown and real. Pull up the faders and you can hear the guys singing, stomping, clapping and bleeding into each other's mics...on their own time, in their own space. They captured the melodies as they emerged.
The songs on ‘Alive and Well in Ohio’ are Buffalo Killers most truthful yet.
Buffalo Killers have been making records for over a decade, touring with the likes of The Black Crowes, North Mississippi All Stars, and The Black Keys, and collaborating with artists such as Rich Robinson. LP $20 SKU:19089