Posted on February 13, 2018
Got another batch of ONE ONLY items for you guys, plus a bunch of restocks and NEW items, including a bundle of the last ever copies of the later volumes of the legendary PEBBLES series. Click on the pretty pink box for details.
RESTOCKS in from your favorite AUSSIE GARAGE label, OFF THE HIP. Great prices for some tasty tunes!
And use our search to find whatever kind of music you like, type in STONER (91 items), PSYCH (800 items), GARAGE (750 items), PUNK (500 items), or whatever you want, we have thousands of items in stock.
ALSO, we’ve been working hard to get better postage rates for our overseas friends. And we succeeded! Check out the new lower rates. (You’ll see the postage when you place the orders.)
And c’mon, get a T shirt or two, will ya? Lots of nice ones for your favorite bands, give our boys some love.
And of course the $5 and under section and the $5-$10 section for this weeks additions.
NEW BUNDLE - PEBBLES BUNDLE - LAST COPIES OF ALL AVAILABLE VOLUMES AFTER #10! (12,13,16,21,22,and 28) Label:AIP VERY LIMITED! INCLUDES SIX volumes that will never be repressed, soon to be gone forever and part of the history books! The Pebbles series made available over 800 obscure, mostly American "Original Punk Rock" songs recorded in the mid-1960s, primarily known today as the garage rock and psychedelic rock genres that were previously known only to a handful of collectors. $90 SKU:15935
Label News & Gossip
INSANELY good reviews for BEECHWOOD still rolling in… "Songs From the Land of Nod is a haunted record, but one of no mean achievement, oozing with edgy cut-throat energy and cool, sleazy grace. The kind of record rarely heard since the prime of The Ramones and The Cramps, it truly doesn’t put a foot wrong." – IT STARTS WITH A BIRTHSTONE
"More shambolic psychedelia than the straight-up, guitar cut-and-thrust of The Bowery… glammy and trashy, as much of the best Manhattan rock always was." – i94 BAR
"Looking back to move forward. NYC trio Beechwood might be accused of backward gazing when it comes to musical inspiration but what’s the problem when the results are so good?" – POWER OF POP
Plus nice reviews from ROCKANDRANK & ADOPTE UN DISQUE in France, and RUMORE MAGAZINE in Italy. Check their upcoming dates on the ALIVE site.
The BONNEVILLES premiered “Dirty Photographs” from their upcoming new album via MAGNET. "The group carries on their signature sound with a hint of lo-fi 1960s rock, reminiscent of groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones." – PASTE MAGAZINE. UK April/May tour dates to be announced soon.
A few cds from the archives.Previously part of the collection of either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP, comes with authentic BOMP WAREHOUSE DUST!(We’re combining our collections, lots of duplicates of great tunes!)
MONKEES - LISTEN TO THE BAND CD SET, VOL 1,2,3,4 NO BOX! Label:RHINO PREVIOUSLY PART OF A BOX SET, CDS UNSEALED Archive copies previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $20 SKU:19597
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - ARE YOU EXPERIENCED- Label:MCA UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:19602
FEELIES - CRAZY RHYTHMS-Label:LINE UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $10 SKU:19603
HARRISON, GEORGE- Best of -Label:APPLE UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:19604
IGGY POP - Pop MusicLabel:CAMDEN UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:19605
SHINDIG SAALE! OVERSTOCKS
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SHINDIG!- #38 NIGEL WAYMOUTH -Cover story on NIGEL WAYMOUTH and pays attention to Granny Takes A Trip, Hapshash & The Coloured Coat and the art of being avant-garde. Other articles include: ~LINDA PERHACS: The Surprise Return Of Acid-Folk's Mystery Lady. ~JOHN McLAUGHLIN: The pioneering guitarists early years, from Georgie Fame to Miles Davis, revisited. ~LEAFHOUND: Reborn '70s hard rockers who influenced a generation of psychedelic guitar bands. ~MARY LOVE: The bittersweet story of souls troubled goddess. Plus THE SEE SEE, DARKSCORCH CANTICLES, JOHN SINCLAIR and TWINK. BOOKS & MAGS $9 SKU:15850
SHINDIG!-#55 10CC White Denim, The Texan art-rockers hit the UK,The Clangers-Strange reflections from outer space,Kvartetten Som Sprängde,Charles Bradley 21st century soul legend tells all,Trembling Bells, Free thinking and freeform. It ain’t folk,Fifty Foot Hose,Groundbreaking electronic psychedelia,Ryley Walker-The guitarist and loose cannon hits the road,10cc=How four Mancunian journeymen changed pop BOOKS & MAGS $9 SKU:17550
SHINDIG!-#59 TAPE LEADERS The evolution of British electronic music Betty Davis Newly unearthed late ’60s sessions from Mrs. Miles
The Hollywood Brats Proto-punk and puking in the ’70s
The Tyrant King Modish kids’ TV filmed in Swinging London
Bridget St John Cult singer-songwriter and folk enigma
Eden Ahbez Back to the land with the original Nature Boy
Psychomania The Living Dead terrorize the provinces on motorbike $9 SKU:17952
SHINDIG!-#64 Curtis Mayfield Part one of the genius’ story. The Impressions break out!Laurie Styvers US psych-folkie makes good in England
Terry Dola The remarkable story behind a lost classic
1967 at 33rpm 40 of the year’s essential overlooked long-players
Mark Sebastian ‘Summer In The City’ co-writer and brother of John
Bread A journey through the soft-rockers’ ’60s work
Star Trek When The Enterprise collided with hippiedom
Plus our guide to the greatest Black Power anthems $9 SKU:18389
SHINDIG!-#68 TURTLES contains features on The Turtles, PP Arnold, John Mayall, Patto, Cold Sun, Heliocentrics, Jimi Hendrix, Funkadelic, Sly & The Black Rock Room. And of course you also get the usual sections such as Shindiggin', What's hot on the Shindig! turntable, Thoughts & Words, letters and emails, It's A Happening Thing, and much more. BOOKS & MAGS $9 SKU:18867
SHINDIG!-#69 PAUL WELLER - features on a.o. Steve Marriott, Television Personalities, Paul Weller and Jimi Hendrix. Of course you also get the usual sections such as Shindiggin', What's hot on the Shindig! turntable, Thoughts & Words, letters and emails, It's A Happening Thing, and much more. BOOKS & MAGS $9 SKU:18964
ONE EACH OF THESE, WHEN THEY’RE GONE, THEY’RE GONE!
ELASTIK BAND- ST (60s garage gem ) -Label:DIGITAL CELLARS REPRESSED!!!Best known for its 1967 cult single "Spazz", the Elastik Band recorded two full albums worth of material between 1967 and 1970 along with the notorious single. Salvaged from original master tapes, this Special Edition retrospective CD features liner notes, previously unreleased band photographs and rare memorabilia, and a true gem of a CD that ends with a late 60s recording of an Australian DJ who stopped playing the Spazz mid-stream, saying it was offensive, and refused to continue playing it! CD $12 SKU:9752
KALEIDOBOLT -THE ZENITH CRACKS (Psych power trio) -Label:PINK TANK RECORDS Finnish power trio Kaleidobolt returns with its second album. The music is full of progressive and heavy psychedelic leanings, and free of clichés. LP $22 SKU:18641
KALEIDOSCOPE (UK) - TANGERINE DREAM: 50TH ANN. EDITION (+7")-quintessential English psych-Label:KALEIDOSCOPE SOUNDS First ever official reissue and fully endorsed by the band. Remastered by Pete Kember of Spacemen 3 from the original master tapes. Housed in an expanded heavyweight gatefold tip-on sleeve with new artwork featuring lyrics. The bonus 7" features 2 previously unreleased tracks (also remastered from the original master tapes by Pete Kember). This seminal album of quintessential English psychedelia is one of the most highly prized artifacts that define the psychedelic genre and like some of the most highly collected and prized albums from that time, mint copies can now go for way in excess of 1000 GBP. LP $50 SKU:19381
KROKODIL-The First Recordings 60s Krautrock legends 180 gram vinyl—also includes bonus region free DVD! -Label:KROKODIL First official reissue of the second Krokodil album, "Swamp". The infectious album, originally issued by Liberty in 1970, shows a band in flux between the scorching boogie-blues workouts of their eponymous debut and the massive stoned psych action of their third album masterpiece ("An Invisible World Revealed,"). Many German and Swiss groups attempted to sing in English to broaden their audience and virtually all failed to do so. Yet "Swamp" reveals itself to be one of the best examples of this phenomena, venturing into Van Morrison, Fairport Convention, and even Wailers territory at times, even as the rest of the band experimented with sitars, flutes and avant percussion. A great artistic development for the band without ever drifting into pop clichés. Recorded at Bavaria-Tonstudios, München. Comes on 180-gram vinyl, presented in a gatefold sleeve with an embossed crocodile leather front cover. The printed inner sleeve offers many previously unpublished photographs. LP $20 SKU:17007
LA DE DA'S, THE- Find Us A Way Ltd ed with 2 bonus tracks(great 60s New Zealand garage pop ) SAALE -Label:NOSMOKERECORDS (PORTUGAL) It's a more mod and beat psychedelic related release, tracks like 'Goodbye Sister' or 'Thank You For The Flowers' are a good example of that. Impressive record never reissued individually in vinyl format. Limited edition. Has two bonus tracks LP $18 SKU:14675
LAZY SMOKE- Corridor Of Faces -DEMOS (60s psych masterpiece) SALE Label:JACKPOT RECORDS Demos of one of the most collectible & respected psych albums. Unreleased ’67 acetate of The Road Runners included!! In 2010, Jackpot reissued Lazy Smoke "Corridor of Faces", the sole output from a short lived Massachusetts psychedelic pop anomaly called Lazy Smoke that existed for a blink of an eye in 1968. Unearthed and recently recovered is this handful of spare demos. Crushingly honest and intimate, most of these songs would later see reworked for the debut album.n addition to the twelve 1967 demos, Corridor Of Faces Demos LP also includes two songs originally recorded to acetate in 1966 by pre-Lazy Smoke project: The Road Runners. These two slabs of proto-garage have never seen the light of day, and none of the songs included here have ever been released on vinyl. A must have for any fan of the proper album, but also a fantastic stand alone piece, creating an undeniable mood that can warm or chill you before any given song comes to a close. LP $15 SKU:11546
LIBERMAN,JEFF -Solitude Within (heavy psych guitar/west coast/acid rock) -Label:OUT-SIDER (Spain) Out-Sider present the first vinyl reissue of Jeffery Liberman's Solitude Within, originally released in 1975. Chicago born Jeff Liberman was a guitar player in the best tradition of '70s guitar Gods like Hendrix, Trower, Clapton or Zappa. His music is the perfect mix between virtuosity and feeling, with a gift for brilliant songwriting. Between 1975 and 1978, Liberman self-released three albums on his own Librah label which were some of the first private pressings to gain recognition amongst psych collectors in the '80s. Solitude Within, his second album, is a heavy psych guitar/west coast/acid rock classic with plenty of acid soloing drenched in fuzz-wah with treated vocals, effects, hard-blues and even some cool mellow folk grooves and experimental excursions. RIYL: Bob Smith, Terry Brooks, Robin Trower, Hendrix, D.R. Hooker, Bevis Frond. Remastered sound; Includes an insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby); Includes a digital download. LP $20 SKU:18343
LIND, BOB - The ELusive (1966 SEALED ORIGINAL) Label:VERVE Polarizing album released in May 1966 by Verve Folkways hot on the heels of the success of the World Pacific single, ‘Elusive Butterfly’ (polarizing because Verve added studio instrumentation to tracks taken from an acetate Lind had recorded as a seventeen year old for Denver based Bandbox label). Overdubbing recordings with pop/rock instrumentation to make them more commercial was a mini-vogue of sorts as the folk-rock boom peaked. The most famous example was Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," but there were more “exploitative” releases, (overdubs of some early Richie Havens tapes and, in this case of early Bob Lind efforts). And so, after ‘Elusive Butterfly’ became a smash, Verve got a previously unreleased tape that Lind had done prior to signing with World Pacific, and overdubbed electric instruments, drums, and orchestration. This mixture of Lind originals and folk covers (including ‘The Times They Are A-Changin'’) has some period charm, the oddball string arrangements mixing with basic tentative folk-rock rhythm sections... and Lind's singing and songwriting is not much different than what you hear on his early World Pacific recordings, though it's more innocuous and, at times, indebted to the early-'60s troubadour folk approach. All ethical dilemmas of adding instrumentation aside, it’s still musically a very interesting album. (sealed original LP $10 SKU:19365
LIQUID SOUND COMPANY-EXPLORING THE PSYCHEDELIC-LTD ed of 300 on SPLATTER VINYL-Label:NASONI Reissue of 300 copies on splatter vinyl. Originally released in 1996 by Rockadelic Records, this album can be regarded as a milestone of 1990s psychedelia. It offers a mindblowing mixture of psych, space rock, West Coast sounds, Middle Eastern scales, spaced lyrics and cosmic vibes. LP $29 SKU:18683
LITTLE MURDERS - Hi Fab (Aussie Power Pop)-Label:OFF THE HIP Beginning as a new wave punk band in 1979 who went on to become kings of the Melbourne Mod scene before dissolving in 1985 after playing possibly every gig and pub in Melbourne at the time. Their first album Stop was released posthumously on Au Go Go records.Ten years after that saw Little Murders return with 3 albums on Swerve Records, which garnered praise both here and overseas. The last of these was released in 2001 and that looked like that was it for the Murders.
However in 2009 Off The Hip re-released the Stop album together with a bunch of early studio recordings. The band started playing to promote the album and then it just jelled so well the band went on to release Dig For Plenty and Go on Off the Hip. The sounds and the songs just kept getting better each time.
Which leads us to the new album 'Hi-Fab' The title comes from the letters page of an old sixties pop magazine called Fabulous. A magazine that was an introduction to the world of pop for rob Griffiths way back then. And on this album rob has written 10 power pop gems. But they wouldnt be gems without the pedigree of musicians on the album. Rod Hayward ex Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes, Tony Robertson ex-Hitmen Danny McDonald ex-Oscarlima and solo artist and Mick Barclay ex Paul Kelly, Weddings Parties anything and more. Plus Anna Burley and Craig Pilkington from the Killjoys on backing vocal and brass and keys. Craig was also in charge of recording the album at Audrey Studios. LP $12 SKU:18459
LONDON DRI - Western Skies LOS ANGELES PSYCH 1967-69 -Label:BREAKAWAY Limited to 100. Hand-made! Between their 1965 formation and their disbandment in '70, London Dri recorded a small collection of psych nuggets, only two of which made it to wax. This retrospective combines their lone single with nine unreleased gems. LP $22 SKU:16717
LORDS OF GRAVITYCurse Of Icarus -Ltd ed Aussie pop punk w insert and liners -Label:RUMBLE SKUNK Lords Of Gravity are Australia’s Premier Garage-Punk outfit!!! the four-piece outfit deliver the finest example of 1960’s pop-punk and surf influenced rock’n’roll! Including members of The Stoneage Hearts, The Crusaders, Hands Of Time, The Finkers, The Seminal Rats, The Philisteins etc. limited edition of a couple hundred-vinyl copies (including a cool insert, with liner notes ) LP $12 SKU:15041
LOST AND FOUND- Forever Lasting Plastic Words (repro of 68 psych great fuzz guitar classic) 180 gram ( repro of 68 psych great fuzz guitar classic ) -Label:INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS Nice looking exact repro. "Originally released in 1968 on International Artists, the Houston-based Lost And Found were able to land a deal with the label thanks to their friendship with Roky Erickson (to whom they pay homage on the album with a cover of the 13th Floor Elevators' Don't Fall Down). This debut album, released just prior to their 30 day tour with the Music Machine, features great fuzz guitars and a healthy dose of psychedelic weirdness." LP $14 SKU:15818
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BERMUDA TRIANGLE- ST (RARE 70s folk psych -Label:WINTER SOLSTICE "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
JOYNER ,BRUCE & THE PLANTATIONS -Way Down South ( Roy Orbison, The Ventures, Buddy Holly, and Link Wray style, prod by GREG SHAW - LAST COPIES - Label:INVASION / BOMP 1983 first solo LP , produced by GREG SHAW . Last copies Mix equal parts Roy Orbison, The Ventures, Buddy Holly, and Link Wray all drenched in waves of Surf Reverb. Add a dash of Kinks aggression, Tony Joe White observations, and Jerry Lee Lewis for drama. Don’t forget to mix in a throbbing post-Punk bass, and add driving Sandy Nelson-like percussive drums. LP $10 SKU:4991
JOYNER, BRUCE & THE UNKNOWNS- 10” LAST COPIES -Label:MARILYN LAST COPIES Anthology of this seminal LA band from the early 80s which recorded for Sire. The album includes unreleased material and liner notes by Bruce Joyner. LP $5 SKU:4494
KING MUD- Victory Motel Sessions - HAND MIXED SPLATTER VINYL Label:ALIVE NOTE - LP does not contain download card, add the cd for a lo price!
KING MUD is VAN CAMPBELL from the BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES , FREDDY J IV from LEFT LANE CRUISER and features guitarist PARKER GRIGGS of RADIO MOSCOW.
LP $20 SKU:17197
LEFT LANE CRUISER- EARLY ALBUMS BUNDLE - Their first 4Label:ALIVE 1) Dirty Spliff Blues on TANGERINE VINYL
(2) Junkyard Speed Ball LTd ed color vinyl;
(3) All You Can Eat - Ltd ed color vinyl
(4) Bring Your Ass to the Table ltd ed color vinyl LP $64 SKU:18560
LEFT LANE CRUISER- LAST 3 ALBUMS BUNDLE Label:ALIVE 1) Rock Em Back To Hell ltd ed color vinyl (2)-Beck in Black on DELUXE STARBURST VINYL!
(3) Claw Machine Mizard LP $48 SKU:18561
LEFT LANE CRUISER 15 LP SUPERBUNDLE! with KING MUD, BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES,JAMES LEG, PAINKILLERS - Label:ALIVE Get a great deal on all of our Left Lane Cruiser and Black Diamond Heavies related albums. ALREADY HAVE A FEW OF THESE? SUB ANY ALIVE TITLE UNDER $18. LP $225 SKU:14224
LEGENDARY INVISIBLE MEN - Come Get Some! (Former Bomboras members)-Label:DIONYSUS These 12 hard hitting, fuzz driven songs will hypnotize you into a furious frenzy. Featuring former members of The Bomboras, LP $5 SKU:18737
LEOPARDS - Magic Still Exists (Repress of the orig 1987 Kinks-style garage release ) PURPLE Label:VOXX In 1987 The Leopards sounded as wonderfully Kinky as ever, and when the band got around to releasing Magic Still Exists, the Kinks had a lower profile than ever, which made this album a most welcome arrival. A now classic record from the first wave of garage revival repressed for the first time since its original release on Voxx Records. LP $10 SKU:13570
LIGHTNING SLIMHIGH AND LOW DOWN -restored 70s soul& blues w. liner note flier written by Swamp Dogg -ICE BLUE vinyl Label:ALIVE Comes with a flier containing Swamp Dogg's hilarious recollection on tracking down B.B. King to do the liner notes for this release 43 years ago , along with his own take on Lightnin' Slim. (BOMP MAILORDER EXCLUSIVE!) Produced by legendary soul singer / songwriter / producer Jerry Williams Jr., aka Swamp Dogg, LIGHTNIN' SLIM's High & Low Down is available for the first time on vinyl since its original release in 1970. LP $18 SKU:15313
LONESOME SHACK - More Primitive On ltd ed of 150 RED VINYL -Label:ALIVE “More Primitive” finds Seattle’s Lonesome Shack exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio’s sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves. Ben Todd’s introspective lyrics take the American blues tradition to a new level, examining personal history, loss of friends, and a burning desire to get to the primitive core of life.Lonesome Shack was signed to Alive thanks to Van Campbell of the Black Diamond Heavies who brought them to our attention. LP $20 SKU:16379
LONEY, ROY - Action Shots (Live with ex-Flamin' Groovies members.) LAST COPIES! - Label:MARILYN 1993 RELEASE, gorgeous magenta MARBLE vinyl. Unsealed with some shopwear on cover, but MINT.Live with ex-Flamin' Groovies members. LAST COPIES on vinyl LP $15 SKU:4500
LOONS- Love’s Dead Leaves ( 60’s style R&B freakbeat )- Label:GET HIP Debut album by The Loons, featuring members of Tell-Tale Hearts and The Hoods. Its 12 original tracks showcase a range of styles from savage punk to atmospheric pop with a tinge of psychedelia. An explosive album sure to stand the test of time. (1999) LP $14 SKU:17776
LOVEMASTERS w Ron Asheton - Hot Pants Zone( 10” Detroit Stooges style) LAST COPIES Label:TOTAL ERERGY Detroit guitar action featuring ex-Ramrods Robert Mulrooney, and with Ron Asheton of the Stooges making a guest appearance. “The groove-savvy, born-in-the-garage-set-the-world-on-fire sound explosion of Motor City's MC5 and Stooges - the same sound that drove Radio Birdman, the Scientists, Big Chief, etc all to create such great fare - is alive and kickin' on the Lovemasters' six-song EP. Led by local legend Bootsey X, a.k.a. Robert Mulrooney (ex Ramrods), the Detroit band cranks it up, puts it into drive and rocks - hard.” - L. Anderson / CMJ LP $5 SKU:4491
LUCK OF EDEN HALL-(2LP/WHITE)THE ACCELERATION OF TIME (PSYCH PROG POP)-Label:HEADSPIN The Luck Of Eden Hall, the beloved psych/prog/pop group from Chicago, returns with its ninth album. The band is like a well oiled time machine, endlessly moving in a magic circle, a reoccurring psychedelic dream, like 'Alice In Wonderland', though the Dreamland gets more exact and mature with each listen. Featuring songs laden with ethereal Mellotron, echoplexed guitar and explosive drums, this could be the psychedelic gem of the year! Limited edition of 250 DOUBLE-LP's on WHITE VINYL. LP $26 SKU:17734
MIGUEL Y EL COMITÉ (70s) Para Hacer Música (cover of a Shakers song)Label:LION El Syndikato made Miguel Livichich a rock star in South America; but it was his sole effort as “Miguel y el Comité” that made him a groove-loving crate-digger’s dream!. Percussion plays a key role in the band’s sound, although the guitar playing is most distinctive: sometimes melodic, at other times carving a path through the mix, with a hard and acid distorted fuzz guitar sound, as on the title track and the fabulous cover of El Kinto's ‘Qué me importa. LP $14 SKU:19262
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
PALMER ,JOHN -Shorelines (Legendary 70s Canadian downer folk psych) -Label:VOID Legendary Canadian downer folk psych from early '70s. John Palmer's Shoreline has been a massively rare LP since its release on the Celebration label way back when. Here is the LP in its entirety brought to you from John himself. Color cover, insert. Songs 'Colours For The Shorelines,' 'Better Late Than Never,' more. Includes insert with notes about each song by John Palmer. Exquisitely brooding Bill Fay-esque introspection, featured in Patrick Lundborg's top ten reissues of 2009 ("one of the best things still floating around unheard by most"). LP $15 SKU:19258
PASSING FANCY- ST 60s Canadian sunshine pop-psych w new liners -Label:LION Rare yet much beloved Canadian pop-psych record from 1968—an album considered by many to be the best to come out of Canada during the late 1960’s! Built around the talents of singer/guitarist Jay Tefler and bassist Fergus Hambleton, A Passing Fancy made their name in Toronto's vibrant Yorkville Village scene. That initial successes playing Toronto's club circuit led to a headlining stint at the 1967 Toronto Expo. The resulting publicity saw them "discovered" by Columbia Records, who subsequently released a string of four outstanding pop/psych singles. Here's where it gets weird. In spite of the four hit singles, Columbia elected not to release an album. Indie label Boo Records was formed to release "A Passing Fancy" on LP (the singles plus four additional tracks). Although the LP received strong reviews, Boo Records couldn't sustain promotion; by the end of the year the band had called it quits. A shame, as it's a terrific album—tough edgy rock (slashing lead track and hit single, ‘I’m Losing Tonight’); pop/psych (singles tracks ‘A Passing Fancy,’ ‘You're Going Out Of Your Mind,’ and ‘She Phoned’); sunshine pop (‘I Believe in Sunshine’); a great acid rock meltdown (‘Your Trip’). Something for everybody! As usual, we went all out to try to produce a top-notch reissue. A few years of searching led us to A Passing Fancy lead singer, rhythm guitarist, primary song-writer, and later, screenwriter (1977's Kid Vengeance, starring Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef and Leif Garrett is his), the late Jay Telfer. He supplied a band history and lyrics for all the songs to round out this reissue. LP $17 SKU:17395
REDONDOS - Full Circle With (glossy Inlay w/pic and liners. 300 copies only) Label:BREAK-A-WAY 10 track collection by pre United Travel Service Band; Painstakingly remastered at KSL; Incl. unreleased originals; Great LP sized full glossy Inlay w/pic and liners. 300 copies only
Limited, vinyl-only release for collectors and connoisseurs of vintage garage music and offers a valuable insight into the history of one of the most exciting Pacific Northwest psychedelic Bands - The United Travel Service. Founded in Portland, Oregon, three members of UTS took their first musical steps in the Redondos. Like their successors, the band left a large number of unreleased recordings dating from 1965. Influenced by early sixties Surf and inspired by the British Invasion, the Redondos created a unique sound belting out an amazing mix of storming Surf tunes, Rock ‘n’ Roll standards, and moody originals, written by lead guitarist Ben Hoff. The innocent charm of their Beau Brummels type edgy folkbeat already reflects the magic and authenticity of the later United Travel Service material and sets The Redondos apart from the typical mid-sixties regional Northwest Sound of the time. The Redondos never released any records, but after a serious run through their musical legacy, we have sorted out and remastered their best tracks to a great blend of enjoyable covers and stand-out originals sounding like a rockin' Bobby Fuller Four is meeting the moody beat of the Beau Brummels. For the group, these recordings reflect a special moment in time after a gap of nearly fifty years. LP $17 SKU:15156
REINHOLD MOLITOR- ST (Trippy Mexican psych ) SAALE - Label:VAM Official reissue of this ultra-rare album (Discos Zave LPL 163, 1969). Globe-trotting artist Bodo Molitor may have been born in Germany, but he’ll forever be associated with the psychedelic scene in Mexico and South America. In addition to creating the zoomorphic art for his own bizarre album, “Hits Internacionales,” he also created the psychedelic art for the Kaleidoscope album, for La Libre Expresion, and for his brother Reinhold’s solo album. He had this to say about the Reinhold record: “My Brother Reinhold came for a visit from Germany where he was playing with several bands. He was only 19. I knew Edghar Zamudio (from Peru) and one day he asked us to record that LP. Just acoustic—guitars and a banjo played brilliantly by my brother. I think we recorded the whole album in three or four days. I played some guitars and did some vocals as well. It’s folky and bluesy with originals some covers and traditionals. My brother sings and plays guitar and banjo, on some of the songs he wrote.” The Reinhold album is so rare, even with the connection to his more famous artist brother, no one seems to have discovered it… until now. Despite being from the end of the 1960's, Reinhold has more of an early-60's NYC Greenwich Village Cafe Wha?-ish folk underpinning. The best tracks have gravel-pated vocals in a vaguely Tom Waits/Joseph Spence sort of vein—really syrupy and quite excellent. Overall, a dark and morose vibe dominates; and we can all use some minor key laments, now and then, right? Limited editions (both formats) of only 500 copies, and available exclusively via Lion Productions and our friends. LP $12 SKU:15257
SEBASTIAN -Head Roach RAREST CANADIAN LP OF ALL TIME!-Label:VOID Collectors have whispered about owning an original in dark corners around the globe, only to have their hopes dashed when no originals turn up. Along came Void with a legitimate vinyl reissue of one of the rarest Canadian albums of all time bar none. When originally issued way back in 1970, the album came with a coloring book to color in the roaches. Soon the cover was banned for it's drug implications making the original hideously rare. Void Records with Sebastian has released a 500 vinyl pressing. The cover, reproduced from the original is glossy and brilliant. A lyric sleeve has been added as a bonus. Songs include 'Let's Go To The Drug Store,' 'Toking Alone,' 'They Call Her Pig' and more. Acidy, druggie electric folk with a touch Of Zappaesque humor tossed in. LP $15 SKU:19259
SERGUEI - Psicodélico 1966-1975 SALE - Label:GROOVIE ranges from psychedelic to garage psych, fueled by fuzz guitarS LP $14 SKU:16099
THEE PROPHETS- Playgirl- SEALED ORIGINAL w drill hole-Label:KAPP This band from Wisconsin had a promising pop future, thanks to their minor Bubblegum/sunshine pop hit ‘Playgirl,’ but stopped recording after this 1969 album, and then ditched the bubble-gum sound for Jimi Hendrix and Cream covers in concert. So much for a career. This, from Bubblegum University: “The most common schizophrenic theme, paranoia, combines the self-centeredness of narcissism with the hopelessness of depression to make the sufferer feel as if the entire world is against them. Two songs, "It's Up to You, Petula," and the Rare Breed's "Beg, Borrow, and Steal," make the comparison of being kept on a string as a way to illustrate the mental control that someone has over them. The singer in "Dizzy" makes no such metaphor, but admits to the object of his affections, "Girl, you got control of me." "It's Up to You, Petula" illustrates a different type of paranoia, when the singer complains, "I know you've been seeing someone else." The singer in Thee Prophets' "Playgirl" makes the same complaint when he talks about a girl who's been "running 'round on [him]."this band from Wisconsin had a promising pop future, thanks to their minor Bubblegum/sunshine pop hit ‘Playgirl,’ but stopped recording after this 1969 album, and then ditched the bubble-gum sound for Jimi Hendrix and Cream covers in concert. So much for a career. This, from Bubblegum University: “The most common schizophrenic theme, paranoia, combines the self-centeredness of narcissism with the hopelessness of depression to make the sufferer feel as if the entire world is against them. Two songs, "It's Up to You, Petula," and the Rare Breed's "Beg, Borrow, and Steal," make the comparison of being kept on a string as a way to illustrate the mental control that someone has over them. The singer in "Dizzy" makes no such metaphor, but admits to the object of his affections, "Girl, you got control of me." "It's Up to You, Petula" illustrates a different type of paranoia, when the singer complains, "I know you've been seeing someone else." The singer in Thee Prophets' "Playgirl" makes the same complaint when he talks about a girl who's been "running 'round on [him]." LP $8 SKU:17125
THOR'S HAMMER - ST ( Icelandic garage legends! 65-67) Label:GARDEN OF DELIGHTS A deluxe edition, hand-numbered and limited to 1,000 copies, pressed on 180g vinyl.Danish band’s Metronome album (1971), the one and only record by one of those groups that promised much, but never went further than an eponymous debut; their music was close to Burnin' Red Ivanhoe, Blast Furnace and the jazzy style of bands like Traffic, with long tracks with killer wah-wah guitars, swirling organs, wild vocals and twisted psychedelic sax-breaks; ‘Mexico’ is perhaps the most effective track on the album (paraphrasing the well-known sax riff from Traffic's "Freedom Rider"), although the whole record is strong. Their one and only LP holds the sad record of being the most bootlegged LP in Denmark. This first legal LP reissue is accompanied by a 4-page insert in LP format, containing a detailed band history in German, English and Danish language, a comprehensive discography including side and solo projects, cover and label reproductions, and band photographs. LP $26 SKU:18026
THREE MAN ARMY- 3 - (must-have for all HARD PSYCH ROCK) unreleased material nice glossy sleeve - Label:WET WORLD RECORDS (USA) Vinyl edition of totally UNRELEASED material by THREE MAN ARMY, a band led by the famous ex 'GUN' Gurvitz brothers. These recordings were initially meant for a proposed 2LP set of their third LP, but to reason unknown were shelved away and their third LP came as single album instead. Nine songs, clocking at 33 minutes now presented here for the first time ever on vinyl, are an absolute must-have for all HARD/PSYCH ROCK fans. Officially licensed from the GURVITZ brothers, coming in nice glossy sleeve. LP $14 SKU:19260
WINTERHAWK - REVIVAL(classic 70s private press hard rock) -Label:LION/VINTAGE Highly anticipated—and first ever—official vinyl reissue of all-time classic private press hard rock guitar album featuring Jordan Macarus. It overflows with a powerful Rush meets Blackfoot hard rock sound featuring the unmatched soaring vocals of bassist Doug Brown, tight, powerful hard hitting drumming from Scott Benes and the incomparable guitar wizardry of Jordan Macarus, who will leave you wondering why he isn't featured in every guitar magazine around. If you love hard rock lead guitar action then do yourself a huge favor and grab this album immediately! LP $24 SKU:19130
ZAHIR , AHMAD - Hip 70’s Afghan Beats!(70s Psychedelic FolkPop)Label:GUERSSEN . First time ever out of Afghanistan, listen to the hypnotic, psychedelic folk-pop sounds of Ahmad Zahir! Remastered from the original mastertapes and including extensive linernotes.” LP $18 SKU:13312
ZODIAC- COSMIC SOUNDS (1967 weirdness!)Label:SWORDFISH (England) The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds was an album released on the ELEKTRA label in August 1967 in the U.K. It was heavily played by John Peel on his Perfumed Garden shows, where he used it as a basis for a competition (He had been sent a copy by Clive Selwood, the then head of Elektra’s London office and later to become Peel’s manager). The LP was extremely popular with Perfumed Garden listeners and was mentioned in the lyrics of Geoffrey Prowse’s fan tribute to the program, “The Perfumed Garden Blues, or John Peel’s lament”. LP $32 SKU:18219