Posted on December 01, 2017
That band Beechwood is taking off, 400,000 plays in Germany! Top 10 on the Red Eye charts already. Fingers crossed for those guys. Check out their video below, they look amazing.
Lots of new cheapo CDS have arrived this weekend, I’ve been kicking butt getting some amazing deals for you! Also a batch of really cool DVDs featuring performances from the 60s and 70s, check out the list, click the pink button below.
PLUS we are offering the annual ALIVE 2017 WRAP UP! bundle. All first pressings on hand mixed starburst vinyl at an amazing price. Just in time to make a great holiday gift.
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ALIVE 2017 WRAP UP!
ALL RELEASES FOR THE YEAR AT A GREAT DISCOUNT-
ALL LIMITED EDITION FIRST PRESSINGS ON GORGEOUS HAND MIXED STARBURST VINYL, AT A GREAT PRICE. PLUS SURPRISE BONUS LP
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(1)HEATH GREEN & THE MAKESHIFTERS S/T STARBURST VINYL (2) MARK "PORKCHOP" HOLDER "Let It Slide" STARBURST VINYL(3) BONNEVILLES "Listen For Tone" STARBURST VINYL(4) LEFT LANE CRUISER "Claw Machine Wizard" STARBURST VINYL(5) GOSPELBEACH "Another Summer Of Love" STARBURST VINYL(6) BUFFALO KILLERS "Alive And Well In Ohio" STARBURST VINYL(7) MARK "PORKCHOP" HOLDER "Death And The Blues" STARBURST VINYL
PLUS SURPRISE BONUS LP ( we pick em.)
BODO MOLITOR- Hits Internacionales (ultra-rare 60s Mexican psych holy grail for collectors paper-sleeve mini-LP replica. ) -Label:VAM MEXICO Official master-tape reissue of this ultra-rare Mexican garage psych record that's a holy grail for collectors. Globe-trotting artist Bodo Molitor may have been born in Germany, but he’ll forever be associated with the psychedelic scene in Mexico. In addition to creating the zoomorphic art for his own bizarre album, he also created the psychedelic art for the Kaleidoscope album, for La Libre Expresion, and for his brother Reinhold’s solo album. As for “Hits Internacionales”, it has all the ambience and psychedelic delirium of the time, full of devastating fuzz and wacked out rhythms. And then there is Bodo’s raspy and savage voice. Impressive. As Antonio Malcara says in his book "Catologo subjetivo y segregacionista del Rock Mexicano", this LP and that of Kaleidoscope are the two most important and representative pieces of Mexican garage rock-psychedelia. Collectors offer thousands of dollars to be able to get an original copy of “Hits Internacionales” in good condition CD $12 SKU:15120
COLOR HUMANO -II(Argentine Hendrix-Style Rock) FACING FORWARD IMAGE MINI SLV. - Label:MICROFON Argentinian import. Reissue on Cd of debut album by Argentian power trio strongly influenced by JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, CREAM aswell as GROUNDHOGS and MAY BLITZ. Featured ex-ALMENDRA members. Contains some excellent guitar work by EDELMIRO MOLINARI. import After Almendra broke up, three extremely important Argentine groups emerged: Pescado Rabioso, Aquelarre and Color Humano. Color Humano was a power trio influenced by Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, as well as groups like Groundhogs or May Blitz. The name was taken from the song penned by Edelmiro Molinari (leader and author of almost all their repertoire) for the first Almendra LP. Besides Molinari’s extraordinary guitar, the first line-up included Rinaldo Rafanelli on bass and the versatile David Lebón (Polifemo, Pappo’s Blues) on drums. The first LP begins with a nice melody sung by Gabriela (Molinari’s wife), backed up by acoustic guitar and vocals. Some energetic stuff follows (‘Silbame oh cabeza,’ featuring ex-Almendra Rodolfo García on drums, and ‘Introducción polenta’) together with quieter ones (the instrumental ‘El hachazo,’ ‘Larga vida al sol,’ and ‘Humberto’). All themes feature the ever-present guitar. Soon after the album’s release, David Lebón left to join Pescado Rabioso and was replaced by Oscar Moro (ex-Los Gatos and Huinca). The band was much more solid with this new line-up. Between March and June 1973, Color Humano recorded enough songs for a double album. Due to business decisions the album was released as two separate LPs on the newly created Talent label. The cover of the first volume featured a drawing of the members of the group facing forward, while the second volume, showed a drawing of them facing backwards. The new songs were richer and more elaborate, spanning different rhythms and styles. The first record of this unreleased 2-LP set is great. ‘Sangre del sol’ (featuring female jazz singer Egle Martin on percussion) has an uptempo Latin rhythm; ‘La tierra del gitano’ is a slow song; ‘Humanoides’ (featuring Rinaldo on organ and Edelmiro on piano) is a potent effort; ‘Un blues para Adelina’ is a blues. The second part of the uneleased 2-LP set is just as good: ‘Hombre de las cumbres’ is energetic and complex; ‘Mañana por la noche’ is a simple blues-rock joyful ditty; ‘A través de los inviernos’ is a hard answer to Gabriela’s ‘Haz tu mente al invierno del sur’; ‘Hace casi 2000 años’ begins softly with an angelic vocal interlude, but ends with the power trio at their best; ‘Cosas rústicas’ is reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’; ‘Vestidos de agua’ is a beautiful melody (featuring Jorge Cutello on flute) that leaves us repeating the last verse ‘cada vez que te miro/ aumenta mi ilusión "each time I look at you/ my illusion grows). Unfortunately, Color Humano split soon afterwards. Edelmiro and his wife Gabriela moved to Los Angeles. Rinaldo Rafanelli went to play with Sui Generis and Polifemo, among others. Moro later joined La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros and played in many other outfits. CD $12 SKU:4851
COLOR HUMANO - ST -FACING BACKWARDS(Argentine Hendrix-Style Rock) - Label:MICROFON Argentinian import. Reissue on Cd of debut album by Argentian power trio strongly influenced by JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, CREAM aswell as GROUNDHOGS and MAY BLITZ. Featured ex-ALMENDRA members. Contains some excellent guitar work by EDELMIRO MOLINARI. import CD $12 SKU:19369
FONGUS- Guadalajara Rock (First ever reissue of this 1978 Mexican hard-rock album. mini-lp papersleeve)-Label:ORFEON First ever reissue of this 1978 Mexican hard-rock album... great fuzzed-out guitar here and there, and mostly sung in English. CD $10 SKU:15117
PLEASE- 1968/69 (SUPERB COLLECTION OF UK PSYCH)-Label:ACME Superb and historic collection of 1968-1969 UK psych—excellent somber, moody, minor key demo material taken from original master tapes and restored acetates. Trying to follow the chronology of Peter Dunton’s projects is difficult—these tracks were recorded soon after the demise of Neon Pearl (a band documented by our own Acme/Lion CD release), around the time the other original members of Please were recording the Bulldog Breed album for Deram (another band documented by an Acme/Lion CD release), and just after Dunton had left Gun to rejoin forces with bass player Bernie Jinks, his co-leader in phase one of Please for the band that would eventually emerge as T2. Booklet contains lyrics, and notes on the various moves and disintegrations. This disc features the original killer demo version of 'No More White Horses' (a song that T2 would take into another dimension on their epochal "It'll All Work Out In Boomland" album, also available in our Acme/Lion series), as well as 'Folder Man,' written by Peter Dunton, which has been utilized by Gnarls Barkley on 'The Odd Couple.' Includes an alternate version of the stunning Syd Barret-esque 'We Aim To Please' as a CD-only bonus track. CD $15 SKU:19303
REINHOLD MOLITOR- REINHOLD 60s PSYCH)-Label:VAM 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 legendary 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 or maybe 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 edition of only 500 copies,CD $10 SKU:19373
TONCHO PILATOS- ST (Stunning Mexican psych album from 1973 - Paper mini slv replica) Label:CIRUELA ELECTRICA (Mexico) Stunning Mexican album from 1973, which has some excellent psychedelic jamming and a fine blues based Led Zeppelin style. Reputedly one of the rarest South American albums. CD $10 SKU:1054
NAHUATL - ST Vol 1 ( stunning Mexican HEAVY PSYCH ROCK )-Label:DENVER Reissue of stunning Mexican HEAVY PSYCH ROCK piece from 1971. Great heavy FUZZ leads all over with some backward guitars and other effects. Remastered for CD. CD $9 SKU:1367
LAS ANTORCHAS- ST (60s Mexican acid punk w liner notes, and a poster insert ) Paper mini slv replica - Label:ORFEON Las Antorchas were formed in 1965 by five college students in Mexico City. They released only one EP on Orfeon, but had recorded enough material for an album. They split around 1968/69, but after a line-up change they continued under the name of Antorcha. Thanks to the persistence of VAM Records and record producer Manuel Alvarez Valdez, we now have all known material of Las Antorchas, including their Orfeon material. Their early sounds are rock/beat influenced, with most relying on organ and vocals. But the excellent ‘Dime’ is a really great acid-punk track. Truly underground Mexican rock, waiting to be discovered. This edition has liner notes, and a poster insert that replicates the Orfeon EP art. The CD features 18 tracks in all – their famous EP, plus a host of great singles – with titles that include "Opus 14 Interior 12", "Dime", "Shake", "Confesion", "El Soldado", "Sabia", "No Lo Hagas", "Canta Conmigo", and "Substitute". CD $8 SKU:15118
OVNIS, LOS- Hippies (rare Mexican 60’s psych) Label:PEERLESS When we are talking about really rare and great albums from Mexico (f.i. El Tarro de Mostaza, the live album by Los Monjes, Kaleidoscope), Los Ovnis' 'Hippies' is perhaps the second rarest title, close on the heels of Kaleidoscope. 'Hippies' truly is a fantastic album and one of the crown jewels of Latin-American rock history CD $8 SKU:15122
POP MUSIC TEAM - Society Is A Shit(ultra rare Mexican 60s psych) Paper mini slv replica - Label:VAM MEXICO Pop Music Team were among the first psychedelic bands in Mexico, writing original material influenced by Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, and the Doors (they even opened for the Doors at the Forum in Mexico City). This is a reissue of their legendary unreleased album, recorded for Orfeon in April 1969, with killer fuzz guitar and organ, mostly sung in English. This music should be known to all psych music heads, but it isn’t: so what happened? It’s simple. A demo recording of the band’s track ‘Tlatelolco 68’ was broadcast on the radio in 1969. The Mexican government heard the track, and immediately quashed the release of the album; their objection: the song described the brutal repression of the student movement in Mexico (students were slaughtered at La Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico City). For a long time, about 36 years to be precise, no one knew that an entire album had been recorded, or where to find the masters. But here it is, psychedelic garage jams with sweet fuzz and farfisa, including ‘Tlatelolco 68’, which turns out to be a 10-minute freaked out long jam. Sure, the cover art looks like a bubble gum packet (there was no original jacket art, since the album was never released), but don't let that or the band name scare you. This is wonderful stuff! CD $8 SKU:15123
PSYCHEDELIC ROCK MEXICAN- VA ( Stunning heavy psychedelic rock from 1971 ) Paper mini slv replica - Label:VAM RECORDS Stunning heavy psychedelic rock from 1971 by three virtually unknown Mexican groups! Four tracks from the amazing hard-driving and funky EP by Los Papos (released by Orfeon in 1971); four previously unreleased tracks by Los Free Minds, and the only two extant songs by Polvo, an amazing heavy psychedelic rock group from Nuevo Laredo. Los Free Minds was a Mexican Psychedelic Rock trio, formed in 1970 by Jorge Aguilera (guitar, vocals), Jesús Perez [El Jali] and drummer Ernesto Ontiveros. Although invited, the band could not take part in the legendary rock event the Festival de Avándaro held in September 1971; after that, rock music was banned for many years in Mexico, which killed the careers of many bands. In the same year, shortly before their disbandment, Los Free Minds recorded an LP for Orfeón, but only four tracks from it were released as an EP, leaving tracks in the can which debut here. This limited edition LP comes with an inser COMP CD $8 SKU:15124
ROCK EN AVANDARO - Valle De Bravo ( 70s Mexican psych -Great songs with hallucinative fuzz guitars ) Paper mini slv replica - Label:ORFEON Amazing compilation that was released by Orfeon in 1972, containing 4 of the bands that participated in the legendary Rock en Avandaro rock festival, where 150000 people assisted. This was the first ever psych rock festival in Mexico, and here we have studio tracks by The Love Army (psychedelic rock with some jazz flavour!), La Fachada de Piedra (Cream-like psych blues-rock with real heavy guitar, wild as few!), Free Minds (acid psych-rock) and Soul Masters (horny psych-rock). Great stuff! With insert” Compilation of some great songs from some of the best bands of the most famous and representative festival in Mexico, Avandaro Valle de Bravo. Great songs with hallucinative fuzz guitars, just amazing. COMP CD $9 SKU:15128
GREAT LOST BREW WAVE VA Milwaukee Punk & New Wave Bands 1979-83Label:BLACK HOLE RARE compilation of recordings from Milwaukee new wave, punk, alternative and psychedelic rock groups of the 1970s and early 1980s. COMP CD $20 SKU:19382
OH NO! Not Another... Midnight Christmas Mess Again!! TWEAKED CORNER BARGAIN! VA w. SLICKEE BOYS, CHEEPSKATES, IGUANAS AND MORE (GARAGE PSYCH) Label:MIDNIGHT In the late fall of 1984 Midnight International, an NYC based record label which catered to the growing Garage/Psych movement released its first Christmas compilation LP featuring thirteen different acts on fifteen cuts. The compilation proved to be so successful two more volumes were later released. "Oh No, Not Another Midnight Christmas Mess Again" was the second one featuring the outstanding Cheepksates, the Vipers, the Slickee Boys and more. ~ by Angelo. COMP LP $12 SKU:19367
BAKER GURVITZ ARMY -Live 1975 (ALL REGION)-Label:Gonzo Multimedia The Baker Gurvitz Army came into existence when former Gun and Three man Army members Paul and Adrian Gurvitz joined forces with legendary drummer Ginger Baker in 1974. The Baker Gurvitz Army was the first real musical project for Ginger Baker since the short-lived band Salt in 1972 and Ginger Baker's Airforce some two years prior to that. The band released their first album the self titled “Baker Gurvitz Army” in late 1974, and the album sold well enough to break in to the American charts. The band went on to record two further studio albums including “Elysian Encounter” in 1975 and “Hearts On Fire” in 1976. This live recording, which forms part of the Official Ginger Baker Bootleg Series, was recorded in Milan on the 23rd of March 1976 during the tour to promote what would turn out to be the bands final studio album, “Hearts On Fire.” The set list at this time reflecting the desire to promote the album included four tracks from the album including ‘Hearts On Fire,’ ‘Night People,’ ‘Thirsty For The Blues’ and ‘Neon Lights.’ There are also two tracks from “Elysian Encounter” (‘People’ and ‘Time’) and two from the bands self titled debut (‘Inside Of Me’ and ‘Memory Lane’). DVD $15 SKU:19368
BEST OF BEAT BEAT BEAT - Vol 1 (ALL REGION)-Label:ABC Entertainment This first volume of Beat Beat Beat performances features Casey Jones and The Governors, Cat Stevens, Easybeats, Hermans Hermits, Chris Farlowe, Barry Ryan, Brian Auger and the Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll. Hits include two number one hit singles, Chris Farlowe with ‘Out Of Time’ and ‘Eloise’ from Barry Ryan. Other hits include ‘Friday On My Mind’ (The Easybeats), ‘No Milk Today’ (Hermans Hermits), ‘Matthew and Son’ (Cat Stevens). A highlight is the rarely seen Brian Auger and the Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll performing ‘Save Me’ and ‘Road To Cairo.’ Hot! Thirteen tracks. Running Time 42 minutes.” DVD $15 SKU:11419
BEST OF BEAT BEAT BEAT - Vol 2 (ALL REGION) -Label:ABC Entertainment This volume in the Beat Beat Beat series of releases is another eclectic collection including performances from PJ Proby, P.P. Arnold, The Mindbenders and The Creation. The Mindbenders minus Wayne Fontana perform ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love,’ and a version of ‘Land of 8A Thousand Dancers.’ We also have Texas wildman P.J. Proby performing ‘What’s Wrong With My World ‘and P.P. Arnold performing the Cat Stevens classic, ‘First Cut Is The Deepest.’ Last but certainly not least (!), we have The Creation running through three tracks including their massive European hit ‘Painter Man’. Running Time: 25 minutes.” DVD $15 SKU:11420
BEST OF BEAT BEAT BEAT - Vol 3 (ALL REGION)-Label:ABC Entertainment This volume in the Beat Beat Beat series has two tracks from The Move, including the bands second single ‘I Can Hear The Grass Grow.’ There is the psychedelically tinged ‘My Friend Jack’ from The Smoke, which was banned in the UK; three tracks from Liverpool band The Searchers, including the hits ‘Sweets For My Sweet’ and ‘Love Potion Number Nine’; and finally we have two massive hits from the Tremeloes, ‘Silence Is Golden’ and ‘Here Comes My Baby,’ written by Cat Stevens. DVD $15 SKU:11421
FAIRPORT CONVENTION -“Live At Maidstone Castle 1970-Label:VOICEPRINT By 1970 Fairport Convention had been together as a band for some three years. During this period, the band had recorded and released five studio albums, with one of the albums, Liege and Lief, being hailed as genre defining. At the time of the filming of this performance, the band had just recorded their most recent album Full House, with the line-up featuring founder members Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol, alongside Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick and drummer Dave Mattacks. This line-up was - and still is - considered one of the key line-ups of Fairport Convention, although the band only managed one studio and (released much later) one live album. Apart from the footage contained on this DVD, the Full House line-up was unfortunately never filmed commercially until reunions at the band's regular Cropredy Festival years later. The film, directed by renowned British film director Tony Palmer, captures the band at the Maidstone Fiesta during the summer of 1970 as they run through their set of the time. This included various jigs and reels, and the songs Sir Patrick Spens and Now Be Thankful. Now Be Thankful, incidentally, although originally recorded for the band's album Full House, was even released at the time as a single. The film also features two songs from Matthews Southern Comfort, the band led by former Fairport Convention member, Ian Matthews. As well as having the Fairport connection, Matthews Southern Comfort would also go on to have a massive hit single with a cover of the Joni Mitchell song Woodstock in late 1970. The film has only recently been rediscovered and the restoration overseen by Tony Palmer. The DVD also includes bonus footage of an exclusive interview filmed in spring 2007 with director Tony Palmer where he explains how he first met Fairport Convention and his thoughts on the band and the film over thirty five years later. DVD $15 SKU:19370
HOLLIES BEAT BEAT BEAT (1967 performance) Label:ABC Entertainment This volume of the Beat Beat Beat series of releases features four magnificent performances from The Hollies in January 1967. During the sixties the Hollies were up there with the Beatles and The Rolling Stones in terms of chart supremacy and regularly managed to hit the top ten singles charts. This performance features the line up that included Allan Clarke and Graham Nash on vocals singing three of their biggest worldwide hits: ‘Stop Stop Stop,’ ‘On A Carousel,’ and ‘Bus Stop’ (written by future music star and fellow Mancunian Graham Gouldman). Running Time: 11 minutes. DVD $15 SKU:19372
YARDBIRDS- BEAT BEAT BEAT- 1967 Label:ABC Entertainment Volume 10 in the Beat Beat Beat series of DVDs features a rare performance from the British rock band The Yardbirds. Taped in March 1967, the line up at this time featured Jimmy Page on guitar. The band performs just four songs, including the hit singles ‘Over Under Sideways Down,’ and ‘Shapes Of Things’ alongside ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago’ and ‘I’m A Man’. Running Time: 13 minutes.” DVD $15 SKU:19383
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 $12 SKU:19365
SOFT SHOE - For Those Alone 1978 uk, delicate folk rock with psych traces-Label:GDR For Those Alone" originally released in 1978, this incredibly rare privately pressed UK progressive folk album was the product of Ron Fellows and Paul Toplis, and features strong vocals and intriguing arrangements, superbly presented in 12" X 12" gatefold card sleeve with the disc mounted on a 12" card insert, housed in sticker-numbered PVC dust jacket!) Limited to 777 copies!
Elegant sensitive acoustic ballads, sometimes turns to electric, kneating with colored psychedelic reminiscences. There's one song with Italian lyrics, grafted with traditional local folk. LP $15 SKU:19366
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INFINITY- Collected Works 1969-70 (UK psych legends) Label:ACME Comes with a 24-page booklet which includes band history, photos, and more Legendary UK psych outfit Infinity formed in 1969 from the ashes of “Chocolate Soup” psych faves the Flies and Cymbaline. The mission: to develop a heavy psychedelic/pop sound, and express it through complex original songs. Thanks to some funky Hammond organ, punchy guitars, and the band’s unique harmonies, Infinity were no run of the mill outfit. Upon their return to mainland England from a residency in Jersey, they joined the high-profile NEMS agency, alongside heavy hitters like Pink Floyd, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Soft Machine, and Pretty Things. In late 1969 and early 1970, following support slots with The Searchers and Marmalade, Infinity recorded original material for a proposed album, which was meant to explore “time, space, matter, energy and chicken phal, said in some circles to be so hot in a culinary sense that it's temperature approached infinity,” or so they have said, with tongue-in-cheek, we have to believe. Sadly, they broke up soon after the sessions. The good news is that the band left behind the recordings presented on this disc, which can now be enjoyed in the digital format after the passage of more than four decades!, printed on FSC recycled, chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer fiber paper manufactured using biogas energy. CD $14 SKU:11333
KALEIDOSCOPE- St (rare 60s MExican psych Comes in cardboard sleeve with paper innersleeve. Label:ORFEON Incredible Mexican mind expander from the 1969 that could have easily been on an 'Endless Journey' comp. Mind frying fuzz guitars, electronic psychedelic effects, swirling keyboards and drugged lyrics/vocals in English. CD $10 SKU:6507
REICHEL & MACHINES, ACHIM - AR 3- (70s Legendary underground freak Label:GERMANOFON If this album wasn't made in Germany and was entirely instrumental, one could easily mistake it as a "psychedelic/space rock" album, because it's made up of mostly kosmiche, spacey jams. It's the occasional vocal chants and keyboards which give it a nice Krautrock flavor. A superb album with no major flaws, indeed an excellent addition to any prog/psych music collection. Especially recommended for fans of spacey and psychedelic music, and essential to Krautrock enthusiasts. Happy listening..." -progarchives.com "For Achim Reichel's 1973 release, and first on his vanity label Zebra, the talented Okko Bekker and noted Krautrock producer Thomas Kuckuck were invited along with many others, with the results being a higher-level mix of echo-guitar excursions, imaginative ensemble playing and kosmische folk-blues. Essential A.R.!" CD $10 SKU:7184
SAN UL LIM - 3 (1977 psych power pop garage) - Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA (Korea) The liner notes say, “they wanted to mNake this album as Western top class Hard-Rock music. This time they didn’t use organ and used only guitars, drums and bass as a power rock trio, and also made songs in a Hard rock style (songs which were not ballad style or popular).” But, of course, the result is not a “Hard Rock” record at all. Maybe that’s what we love best about San Ul Lim: they were complete failures—they never managed to create the sound they were trying so hard to make... and this album is no exception. True, the record starts out with throat-shredding vocals and a guitar sound that is suddenly ever-present, fuzzed-out, and ominous sounding; but by track two, we already have dreamy melodies, (supported by that fuzz guitar and ending with some punk wailing); track three is pleasant and lilting—very much not Hard Rock; track four is a nine-minute slow-burn; and then you have the almost 19-minute track that was side two of the original LP—droning fuzz guitar psychedelia at it’s maniacal best for six minutes, before what sounds like a prolonged theremin solo (a keyboard?); then we’re back into a ‘White Light, White Heat’ groove, with imaginative fuzz guitar soloing to take us home. Korean rock specialists called the first three San Ul Lim albums “the demo tape triple collection”. These are regarded as the band’s best recordings “because they made most songs on these albums between 1971 and 1975 (before their debut). Therefore the songs had their early originality and creativity.” CD $10 SKU:19025
SIXTING MUSIC- Rendering Pink Floyds (Obscure French-only Pink Floyd covers!)-Label:Skyf Zol Obscure French-only Pink Floyd covers album gets an outing on CD; as the label says, “It was only natural that the budget/knock-off record market would venture into the vaunted world of progressive music. And so, sometime after the release Dark Side Of The Moon, musicians of suitable competency were hired, cover songs were selected, and the art department went to work on something eye-catching and only a little deceptive. Not surprisingly, six of the eight tracks are aimed squarely at the Meddle/DSOTM heads, leaving just enough room for a slowed-down ‘Apples And Oranges’ and the tossed-off instrumental ‘Red Phone. CD $8 SKU:19040
ERIC BURDON & WAR -The Lost Broadcasts-Label: Following the split of the original Animals in 1966, Eric Burdon formed a new band called Eric Burdon and The Animals sometimes referred to as "The New Animals" This band moved more in the direction of psychedelic rock music and were heavily influenced by the music coming out of San Francisco at the time. During his time in San Francisco in 1969, Eric Burdon hooked up with funk band War. They joined forces under as (strangely) Eric Burdon and War. Together they recorded two albums; they also enjoyed singles success with ‘Spill The Wine’ and to a lesser extent ‘Paint It Black’ from “Black Man's Burdon.” The session that produced this DVD package was filmed in September 1970, and features four tracks, two tracks apiece from the two albums then currently available. The performance features the hit single ‘Spill The Wine’ alongside ‘Tobacco Road’, ‘Bare Back Rider’ and ‘Paint It Black,’ which is extended well beyond its original two minutes to almost thirteen minutes in length. Shortly after during the tour to promote “Black Man's Burdon,” Eric Burdon collapsed with a suspected asthma attack and left the tour and the band. War continued without him and finished the tour and Eric Burdon went on to a solo career with occasional reformations of the Animals. This then is a historic performance, which captures Eric Burdon during an exciting period of his career. And whilst the period 1970-1971 is a well-documented part of his career, this film footage of Eric Burdon and War performing together is rare. DVD $8 SKU:19015
BEVIS FROND- Aunt Winnie -TWEAKED CORNER DISCOUNT! Label:CHERRY RED Sixth album by The Bevis Frond. Originally released in 1989, and ripe for rediscovery. Four stars in Sounds, it was hailed as mixing “cosmic psycho instrumentals, melodic subterfuge plus guitar and Hammond duelling,” which was applauded as being “groovy as hell.” Hero worshipped by Byron Coley in Forced Exposure, raved about in psych fanzines across the globe, ‘Auntie Winnie’ is a timeless freak out that traverses the four corners of the world especially on the Egypt-inspired ‘City Of The Sun’. A true buried gem from one of music’s unsung heroes now rightfully re-evaluated. Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by The Bevis Frond's Nick Saloman. LP $14 SKU:19295
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
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- 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 $16 SKU:6279
LIBERTY BELL - Thoughts and Visions 67-69 ( Texas garage psych ) -Label:BREAKAWAY Corpus Christie, Texas 1967 - the town is a hotbed for young music groups. One of the local bands to cause attention is called The Zulus. The group plays local gigs, enjoys a certain popularity and a record deal is overdue. Carl Becker, co-owner of J-Beck Records, who had already managed the Zakary Thaks, offers the band a contract for his newly established Cee-Bee Label. On Beckers suggestion the band changes their name to LIBERTY BELL and in 1967 their debut 45 'The Nazz Are Blue' b/w 'Big Boss Men' gets released. The name Liberty Bell is indissoluble wedded with other self penned devasting garage recordings such as 'That's How It Will Be', 'For What You Lack' or the unreleased 'I Can See'. In 1968 lead singer Ronnie Tanner leaves the band and gets replaced by former Zakary Thaks lead singer Chris Gerniottis. The change in line-up and the arising spirit of time gives a more psychedelic edge to the band's sound and leads to another load of classic Gerniottis written scorching fuzz recordings such as 'Reality Is The Only Answer', 'Recognition' or 'Look For Tomorrow'. For the first time in 25 years, the music of the Liberty Bell is available again on vinyl. Brillant Five-Star-Texas-Garage-Punk - always and ever! LP $18 SKU:16268