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LEFT LANE CRUISER - MASK - PREORDER!Label:ALIVE FREE SHIPPING! OVERSEAS we need to put this in with an additional order, so dont order alone! We’re taking preorders on this one, shipping July 20th. APPAREL $10 SKU:23446
LEFT LANE CRUISER - BEER COOZIE -PREORDER Label:ALIVE FREE SHIPPING! OVERSEAS we need to put this in with an additional order, so dont order alone! We’re taking preorders on this one, shipping July 20th. APPAREL $10 SKU:23447
LEFT LANE CRUISER - - DIRTY SPLIFF BLUES TRUCKER HAT - Artwork by BILL STOUT NEW COLOR HAT! Black with white logo. Label:ALIVE Artwork by BILL STOUT FREE SHIPPING! APPAREL $20 SKU:23448
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SEEDS --THE WIND BLOWS YOUR HAIR/SIX DREAMS-Label:GET HIP A non-LP cut beloved of Seeds fans to this day, ‘The Wind Blows You Hair’ comes with new and exclusive sleeve art. 45 RPM $14 SKU:23393
UNCLAIMED--YOU NEVER COME EP (U.S. garage gods)Label:GROOVIE USA neo-garage band The Unclaimed jumped in to the Groovie Records boat. Featuring a new recording of ‘You Never Come’ and 3 more killer tracks! Limited edition, so don’t sleep you brainless fuzz geeks! 45 RPM $14 SKU:23394
BLOOMFIELD HAMMOND DR JOHN -TRIUMVIRATE (Orig released 1973)Label:CBS UNSEALED BUT MINT ARCHIVE COPY BELONGING TO EITHER THE OWNER OF BOMP OR ALIVE CD $10 SKU:23449
CANNED HEAT - Vintage-Label:FAB/ ACROBAT UNSEALED BUT MINT ARCHIVE COPY BELONGING TO EITHER THE OWNER OF BOMP OR ALIVE CD $10 SKU:23453
JUST WATER-Downtown and Brooklyn: The Complete Recordings (BIG STAR style pop jangler) TRIPLE CD Label:BRANDED "Big Star typo Pop-jangler w/ rockin' pulse & a Byrds-ian edge, catchy slide-work on the great "they live by night" -track; private-press from N.Y.C.; w/lyrics-insert” —Just Water "The Riff” Discogs review"STUNNING !!! If you but this and don't like it....................cut your ears off as you have no business enjoying music. These guys should have been MEGA HUGE! super talented, quirky, non conformist. Hard to pigeon hole them too. If you like the The Who, The Damned, Graham Parker & The Rumour types you will most certainly enjoy this. I know I did!!!” —Hector Pascal, reviewing the CD on Amazon"In the mid- to late '70s, Just Water were part of the clutch of bands emerging from the New York new wave/punk circuit. But they didn't get to put much on record, issuing a sole obscure 1977 LP and, on 45, a cover of 'Singin' in the Rain' that made a stir on East Coast radio. This three-CD compilation unearths more Just Water than anyone outside of the band likely suspected existed, including the entire 1977 LP, The Riff; the unreleased follow-up album, Meet the Competition; the slightly different U.S. and U.K. versions of the 'Singin' in the Rain' single; and numerous studio outtakes, demos, and live recordings. The band is billed as "one of the very first mainstays of the New York Punk Rock scene, 1974-1979," but while this collection does document an overlooked group with connections to that scene, caution should be exercised by those expecting or hoping for some actual punk or new wave music. It's not punk; in truth, much of it sounds closer to a more power pop-minded, indie Who than the New York Dolls, Ramones, Blondie, Television, and so forth. That's nothing to be embarrassed about; it would just be more suitably billed as part of the early New York '70s indie rock scene than as part of the punk scene in particular. Much of the material sounds something like the Who with more trivial subject matter and a slight bent toward sardonic novelty-tinged lyrics, with the raffish cover of 'Singin' in the Rain' being about as close as they ventured to a new wave approach… it's certainly well-packaged, including a 40-page booklet with a detailed band history, photos, and track-by-track commentary." —Review by Richie Unterberger CD $14 SKU:23391
MORRISON, VAN- AStral Weeks with BONUS TRACKS Label:WARNER BROS SEALED Gatefold carded sleeve with a 12-page booklet. CD $15 SKU:23454
MOTORHEAD - ACe of SPADES (2 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Bonus Tracks)Label:SANCTUARY UNSEALED BUT MINT ARCHIVE COPY BELONGING TO EITHER THE OWNER OF BOMP OR ALIVE CD $15 SKU:23452
NEWMAN, RANDY, ORIGINAL ALBUM SERIES -5 CD SET- Label:WARNER BROS UNSEALED BUT MINT ARCHIVE COPY BELONGING TO EITHER THE OWNER OF BOMP OR ALIVEReissue of first 5 studio albums in small cardboard sleeves with original artwork: CD $15 SKU:23451
PLEASE - Circus Days A Collection of Demos and Studio Recordings 1967-69-Label:ACME/LION Sink into a vision of a dreamy psychedelic universe which seems to have been Peter Dunton’s own on “Circus Days," the third collection of previously unreleased recordings from Dunton's late 1960’s British psychedelic band, Please. CD edition includes three bonus tracks not on the LP version!! CD $14 SKU:23387
WHITNEY, MARVA- It’s My Thing (Soul funk produced by JAMES BROWN) Label:SOUL BROTHERS UNSEALED BUT MINT ARCHIVE COPY BELONGING TO EITHER THE OWNER OF BOMP OR ALIVE CD $10 SKU:23450
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SHINDIG!-#104 JUDEE SILL COVER - OR GET OUR SHINDIG BUNDLE -Pick any 3 issues for $30 SKU: 19985- just your choices with your order
Judee Sill - crime, redemption and heavenly music; Tim Buckley - Goodbye California, Hello BBC; Amon Duul II; Vapors; Greg Prevost; Sonic Boom; Association; 1970 Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz festival and more! BOOKS & MAGS $11 SKU:23257
49TH PARALLEL- ST (60’s psych) w 11 bonus tracks and 12 page booklet. - Label:LION First proper version of this legendary Canadian psych album, supplemented by eleven bonus tracks, two of which have never seen reissue before now. Strong melodies, great playing and sympathetic production, make for a must own collection of songs./The twelve page booklet includes two slightly different views of the band's history, as well as the notes from the original LP release. CD $10 SKU:23018
BAMBOO KIDS -ST (Clash/Heartbreakers style NYC power trio) Label:GET HIP U.S. DEBUT BY NYC POWER TRIO! TIGHT BOUNDLESS ENERGY WITH HOOKS & SONGS TO BOOT.The influences include The Clash (the band name is taken from a line in the Clash song "Straight to Hell"), The Damned and The Heartbreakers. CD $10 SKU:21923
BARDS- The Moses Lake Recordings (60's psych fuzz driver guitars) LAST COPIES! - Label:GEAR FAB Great Pac NW band that rel. over a dozen 45s on both the Piccadilly, Parrot and Capital labels. This is their prev. unrel. LP from ‘69. From the master tapes. Both experimental and psych in nature feat outstanding keyboards, vocal harmonies and fuzz-driven guitar work. CD $10 SKU:1000
BLEU FOREST-A Thousand Trees Deep( 1968 ACID ROCK)Label:GEAR FAB From 1968: An unreleased album which drew the interest of Tower Records until 2 of the band members got their draft notices and the band broke up. Heavy organ driven and Seeds influenced acid rock CD $10 SKU:18876
BLUES GOES ON - ST (70s basement psych rock from Hamburg)Label:GEAR FAB Unpolished exploitation basement psych rock from Hamburg, with a genuinely stoned underground vibe, wasted vocals and stunning guitar brilliance! Originally released by the German budget label Ken in 1971, The Blues Goes On may very well be be the strongest delivery from the trio responsible for those awesome early '70s Hendrixploitation LP's that were credited to The Live Experience Band. At last reissued on CD for the very first time, The Blues Goes On is the real deal, for exploito geeks and 'serious music lovers' alike!! The CD is presented in a cardeboard miniature LP-sleeve and features informative liner notes from renowned record collector and historian Hans von Seydlitz. CD $10 SKU:19655
BLUES ROCK FESTIVAL/BEAT CLUB INTERNATIONAL (1970 blues psych) Label:GEAR FAB These two - complementary - exploitation albums, originally issued in Germany in 1970, compile tracks from late '60s budget lp's which were credited to (fictional) acts s.a. Brother T. & Family, Automatic Blues Inc. and Ten O'Clock Bubble Gum Train. Despite the variety of band names, all the songs on these albums were recorded by the same group of musicians, featuring (ex-)members of Hamburg-based bands The Tonics and German Bonds. If you fancy a catchy blend of old fashioned hard rock, blues rock, psych and prog, you're likely to enjoy this two-for-one cd-reissue immensely. Teutonic exploito rock at its very best! CD $10 SKU:18841
BREAKUP SOCIETY - So Much Unhappiness (hook laden pop ) Label:GET HIP Delivering tough but hook-laden pop/rock with lyrics that merge the witty and the cynical, the Pittsburgh-based band the Breakup Society pick up where leader Ed Masley's former band, the Frampton Brothers left off...literally. the Breakup Society's story began when vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter Masley, lead guitarist Sean Lally, and bassist Ray Vasko headed to Mesa, AZ, to record a Frampton Brothers album with producer and percussionist Bob Hoag, who had formerly played drums with the group during his days in Pittsburgh. CD $10 SKU:14872
COSMIC MICHAEL-ST PLUS After A While -BOTH lps on digipack (rare 60s mayhem ) - Label:GEAR FAB One of the strangest albums you will ever hear. In 1969 and 1970, Cosmic Michael released two bizzare albums of unknown origin. A cross between A CId Symphony & The Unfolding!! CD $10 SKU:13697
COSMIC TRAVELERS - Live At The Spring Crater Celebration (70s psych with Drake of Paul Revere and the Raiders)Label:GEAR FAB Between 1965-67, Drake Levin made his name as the lead guitarist for Paul Revere & The Raiders during their heyday. Joel Christie played bass as a session player for Lee Michaels. Dale Loyola was the drummer for Hook and many other LA-based bands. In 1972, they formed The Cosmic Travelers and relocated to Oahu, Hawaii. This Ultra-Rare live 1972 recording of them in the extinct crater of Diamond Head in front of 7,000 fans is full of long, crazed fuzzed outguitars, thundering bass, and pounding drum jams. The liner notes are written by Drake’s widow Sandra who was there with them and tells the whole story of this psychedelic adventure in the tropics!! CD $10 SKU:14699
CYNICS- Rock ‘N’ Roll- (“Dynamite shots of Nuggets revisited”)Label:GET HIP “Energy & attitude with killer hooks” ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“A continual spew of fuzz-fed exhilaration that outshines their progenitors. The Cynics keep the blacklight beat and the six-string swarm consistently set at adrenal overload” CMJ“Dynamite shots of Nuggets revisited” ROLLING STONE CD $10 SKU:10902
DONOVANS BRAIN -TINY CRUSTACEAN LIGHT SHOW (Montana Psych-pop)Label:GET HIP The group, which is loosely based out of Bozeman, Montana, includes guitarist Matt Piucci, late of Rain Parade and – of all things – Crazy Horse; guitarist Bobby Sutliff (Tom Stevens (The Long Ryders) on bass. And if that’s not enough college rock/alterna-cred, the group’s lineup features guitarist Deniz Tek (of American/Australian punk heroes Radio Birdman) and drummer Ric Parnell (better known to rock fans as Mick Shrimpton, spontaneously-combusting drummer for Spinal Tap, and also a member for a time in Atomic Rooster). The group is rounded out by names slightly less well known but of equal musical caliber: founder Ron Sanchez (multiple instruments), Scott Sutherland (many instruments as well), and vocalist Kris Wilkinson Hughes. CD $10 SKU:22087
ELLISON-St(amazing 70s heavy psych)Label:GEAR FAB Reissue of one of all time's best HEAVY-PSYCH albums. One and only lp recorded in 1971. From the original mastertapes. Soundquality is beyond belief! CD $10 SKU:18835
ENFIELDS /FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY-SONGS OF TED MUNDA (obscure 60s Left Banke style)-Label:GET HIP ANOTHER FINE OBSCURE 60’S PIECE . IT’S FOLK-ROCK IN THE PRIMITIVE LEFT BANKE VEIN. CD $10 SKU:21930
GRAPES OF WRATH-ST (Phoenix AZ 1970 Brit invasion style)Label:GEAR FAB From Phoenix, Arizona, this band recorded 14 great hard driving songs, two of which were only released but all will appear on this reissue right off the Master Tapes!!!!. From 1966-1970, this band layed down some great tracks and embraced the spirit of the British Rock Sound in their music. CD $10 SKU:21717
HUSTLERS, THE- ST (1964-1968 So Cal garage psych )Label:GEAR FAB The complete recordings & musical history of one of South California’s most prolific & influential garage/psych bands. Hear unreleased versions of their Psych State’s Florida LP tracks. Prev. unrel tracks & outtakes from ‘64-’68. CD $10 SKU:23359
IMPALA SYNDROME - ST (ultra rare 60s Venezuelan Cream style psych gem) mini lp slv - Label:GEAR FAB Reissue of ultra rare psych gem. Finally, on Compact Disc and in Mini-LP Cardboard Sleeve Format, the classic and ultra-rare 1969 recordings from this Venezuelan band that made more impact on 1960’s Psychedelic Music than most American-born bands. Sounding very much like Cream, their effective blend of melodic, laid-back songs combined with fuzz guitar numbers left a resounding impact on the American Pop culture of the 60’s. CD $10 SKU:13698
LEOPOLD, PERRY - Experiments in Metaphysics (70s hippie artifact)Label:GEAR FAB Experiment in Metaphysics is one of the rarest and most sought-after artifacts of the hippie era. Recorded live during a five-hour session in the basement of a shoe-repair shop in June of 1970, most of the 300 original copies of Experiment in Metaphysics were simply given away in one afternoon, yet, inexplicably, bootleg copies of the album later sprang up half-way around the world. The reason for the album's staying power is apparent: the music is gorgeous, first-rate progressive folk. In fact, Side Two of the original LP's label was given the title "Acid-Folk" (the other side was called "Kommercial"), probably one of the very first uses of that term. Perry Leopold creates a proto-gothic ambience full of dark and brooding imagery that is much less cartoonish than most of what passes as "acid," while maintaining that music's visceral punch. Like much of the youth countercultural scene of the times, Leopold can occasionally give into mystical pretentiousness. Experiment in Metaphysics has moments -- namely the spoken-word monologue in the middle of the mostly stellar opening cut, "The Absurd Paranoid" -- of philosophical meandering. Still, even those moments maintain a period charm. Experiment in Metaphysics is exquisitely intelligent and forward-looking. Leopold's mood is much more pious than most music that came out of the psychedelic era, and, indeed, extreme piety tends to be a product of youth, yet there is something aged and wise about Leopold's music. The "Kommercial" side, cryptically subtitled "SMOKE," is conceptually bleak, and after "The Absurd Paranoid," it takes on a much more palpable quality, grounded in experience ("Cold in Philadelphia" and the gorgeous "The 35th of May"). The "Acid-Folk" side (subtitled "DROP") opens with the stark, multi-part title track. Each of the three songs in this section is a virtual mini-suite, with the closing cut, "The U.S.S. Commercial," standing as the album's magnum opus. Experiment in Metaphysics shows some truly progressive and experimental songwriting, even for the time period. Each song, even the instrumental cuts, feels like a story, with beginnings and endings and all kinds of interesting ideas and storylines sandwiched in between. The album is a relic that has not lost one iota of its power. ~ Stanton Swihart CD $10 SKU:22317
LINK PROTRUDI & THE JAYMEN-Hit and Run collection of balls-out bone-crushers)Label:GET HIP This steamin’ slab is a testimonial to what real rock’n’roll is all about! Link & the Jaymen’s first two LP’s, Drive It Home (1987) and Missing Links (1989), are featured here on this collection of balls-out bone-crushers, totally remastered and appearing for the first time on CD (fer those of you who need to grasp every subtle nuance that modern digital enhancement can milk outta 4 tracks – ha ha). Up till now, these gems have only been available on import vinyl. CD $10 SKU:22639
MAD TIMOTHY- A Very Snug Joiner (previously unknown late ’60s/ early ’70s acetate, BLue Cheer style)-Label:GEAR FAB First ever release for this previously unknown late ’60s/ early ’70s acetate, rescued from a thrift store in Chicago. Damaged heavy blooz–psych in the vein of Blue Cheer, Majic Ship, Mount Rushmore, Houston Fearless, Apryl Fool, Sweet Slag, Mutzie, Aum, Screw, or a wasted teenage Canned Heat. CD $10 SKU:20585
NERVEBREAKERS - Hijack the Radio(Anthology of mid to late 70s studio recordings) Label:GET HIP An anthology of mid to late 70s studio recordings, some of which ended up on the Nervebreakers' late-70's 7" vinyl releases on Wild Child Records, some on the 1979 Texas punk LP compilation Are We Too Late For The Trend? (ESR Records), some on a volume of Italian label Rave Up Records series of American Lost Punk Rock Nuggets, and others that have up-to-now never been publicly released.
Includes the original (and best) hit recording of "My Girlfriend Is A Rock", the title anthem "Hijack The Radio", and punk classics like "Why Am I So Flipped?", "I Wanna Kill You", and "I Love Your Neurosis". Also included are proto-punk psych-y gems like "My Life Is Ruined" and "Beyond The Borderline".
The CD release has four additional CD-only bonus cuts including an early (different from the We Want Everything LP) take on the Troggs' great "Strange Movies", an original 1977 demo version of "Hijack The Radio", and from 1975, a moody slice of Syd Barrett-like proto-punk-psych called "See Me Thru". CD $10 SKU:13995
PALACE GUARDS - ST (60s Louisiana garage ) -Label:GEAR FAB Yes, the great Southern California band that featured Don Grady of Yellow Balloon & "My Three Sons" fame, Emitt Rhodes of The Merry-Go-Round, and Terry Rae of Jamme. They were the featured band at The Hullaballoo club in LA in the 1960's.
CD $10 SKU:22074
ROBBS Before, Then & After - (3xCD + DVD-four discs total)-Label:WET WORLD RECORDS (USA) This four-disc set contains 55 tracks and five video appearances by the Robbs, covering the bands entire recording career. With so much music on offer, a hearty helping of band history seems to be in order. Musically, the Robbs were noted for their use of harmony vocals, and instrumentation-clearly inspired by folk-rock, bubblegum music, and jangle pop. Great stuff-and a real labor of love for the label.
Spotted by Dick Clark, the band was signed to Mercury Records in 1966, and moved to California to appear as regular performers on Where The Action Is during late 1966 and early 1967, replacing Paul Revere and the Raiders. The Robbs had some regional success between 1966 and 1970, at first for Mercury and subsequently for a variety of record labels. The Robbs have the distinction of placing the most singles on Billboard magazine's "Bubbling Under" chart (five as The Robbs, plus a final single as Cherokee) without ever once crossing over into the Billboard Hot 100 (ouch!). The Robbs were never able to garner a true nation-wide hit. Their lone album, from 1967, was compiled from the A-side and B-sides of their 1966 and 1967 singles, along with two new tracks. This self-titled LP made the Billboard 200 chart for one week in January 1968, peaking at #200, and the band was shortly thereafter dropped by Mercury Records. Upon signing to Atlantic in 1968, The Robbs pursued a more country rock orientation. After their two Atlantic singles missed even the "bubbling under" charts, Atlantic let the band go, and they were picked up by ABC/Dunhill in 1969. The Robbs continued to release singles for this label, with the usual regional success and some "bubbling under" appearances, but no national breakthrough. In 1971, the group changed their name to Cherokee, and re-emphazised their country rock influenced sound. They released one self-titled album as Cherokee, as well as the 1971 non-LP single "Girl, I've Got News For You". Both the album and the single featured the participation of Chris Hillman of The Byrds. CD $24 SKU:20194
SOUP - Featuring the Private Property of Digil (1967-197 Byrds Kinks style) -Label:GEAR FAB Great Appleton, Wisconsin band headed up by the late great Doug Yankus, and featuring their predecessor band- The Private Property Of Digil. While SOUP had their influences in Buffalo Springfield, Ten Years After, and other Blues/Rock traditions, Private Property just oozes with the sounds of the Byrds, Kinks, Beatles, and Dylan. Includes the original 1970 Arf Arm Artists LP, SOUP's only 45 release, and all four 45 releases by Private Property. See the February 19, 2000 issue of Bill Board Magazine's Declaration Of Independence column for more information from a local Appleton boy who heard these guys in person!! CD $10 SKU:18723
T. SWIFT &THE ELECTRIC BAG- Are You Experienced (1968 fuzzed out Byrds/Doors style)-Label:GEAR FAB This exploitative 1968 LP has got a lot more to offer than just a great fuzzed out rendition of the classic JIMI HENDRIX track...it features other great outstanding tracks that show the influence of such bands as the BYRDS, THE DOORS and VANILLA FUDGE. CD $10 SKU:22030
UMBRA - ST(Brown ACid 70s heavy)Label:LION Umbra’s story is that of a band from the early 1970’s who recorded what they wanted to record: heavy, heavy music from the start of the “American Comedown Era” as we’ve seen it described by our friends for their “Brown Acid” series; a band whose music, terrific though it is, has never to this point been released out into the wide world. The tracks are hard-edged and heavy, verging on acid rock at times. Makes sense, as Umbra was a power trio most of their too-brief existence. Yet the songs (heavy though they are) have a deft touch. Spacey intros and weird effects were created by recording guitar licks, then re-recording them played backwards at double speed. There is an utterly refreshing category-free approach to writing songs that makes Umbra’s music exciting to hear. Comes with a 16-page booklet, with lyrics, photos, plus interesting and funny things that can only happen to musicians, and did to Umbra. CD $14 SKU:21740
CONGREGATION FOR ANTI FLIRTS -The McAllen, Texas Teen Scene 1965-1967 -Label:CICADELIC RECORDS \Subtitled: The McAllen, Texas Teen Scene 1965-1967. "From 1965 to 1967, McAllen was the happening scene for some of the wildest music to emanate from Texas in the '60s. The label that played host to these bands was Jimmy Nichol's Pharaoh Records and this album contains the best the label had to offer. Not only were the records superlative, but today they are considered some of the rarest finds for collectors of '60s garage bands. Singles by Pharaoh artists such as The Headstones, The Cavaliers, and Christopher and The Souls go for over a grand apiece, if they can be located. Congregation For Anti-Flirts Inc. also contains in depth coverage on the McAllen bands with rare photos, radio charts, and interviews, making this album a journey to pharaoh's valley that can't be missed. COMP CD $10 SKU:22974
EMBER POP 69-74- VA Rainy Day Mind ( 60s ) -Label:FANTASTIC VOYAGE Rainy Day Mind” is the first of two volumes surveying Ember’s pop repertoire from 1969 until the label’s demise at the end of the seventies. It comprises 21 tracks by artists ranging from obscure American singer Polly Niles to the internationally famous P J Proby, as well as ill-fated actor Alan Lake, Irish vocalist Lee Lynch, French pop star Black Swan and fuzz guitar-toting soul band Milt Matthews Inc. A clutch of projects including The Good Vibrations, The Good Ship Lollipop and Rusty Harness came to Ember courtesy of producer Mike Berry. The founding of US outlet Paramount-Ember in 1974, headed by music business veteran John Madara, brought albums by Denny Doherty (formerly of The Mamas And The Papas) and British all-girl glam rockers Mother Trucker into the fold. What these disparate sources all offer are fine performances of strong songs. Nor is there any shortage of collectables, topped by Davey Payne & The Medium Wave’s ‘A Walk In The Sunshine,’ which commands £50, and Blue Beard’s eponymous album, which only reached test pressing stage (£200), from which we have salvaged ‘Baby I Need You.’ Nice shrink-wrapped slip-case packaging COMP CD $6 SKU:16376
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- Alabama In The 60’s VOL 2-Label:GEAR FAB More great unearthed 60's stuff by recently discovered band from Alabama.Lots of unseen photos and stories on bands like Mishaps, This Side Up,Outlets, Lost Chords, etc. 25 tracks COMP CD $10 SKU:21176
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- WEST VIRGINIA (77 minutes of 60s garage psych) Label:GEAR FAB Another gorgeous volume in the beloved 'Psychedelic States' series! Dedicated to West Virginia, the CD offers about 77 minutes of '60s garage and psych delight from (mostly) obscure bands s.a. The Mysterians, Mojos, Lost Soul, Flys, Rondeus, Al's Dynamics, King James & The Royal Jesters, Long Brothers, Satisfied Minds, Blue Creed, J.T. & The Trolls, Pee Wee & The Prophets, Second Set, Plastic Menagerie, New Mason Dixons, Barracuda's, Sons Of Liberty and 12 more! COMP CD $10 SKU:21967
FOX- For Fox Sake (1970 UK PSYCH ZOMBIES STYLE)- Label:SOMMER Originally released in 1970 but sounding more akin to ‘67-68, “For Fox Sake” is a superb example of UK psych, highly recommended if you’re into APPLE, KOOBAS, ZOMBIES, OCTOPUS, SKIP BIFFERTY, SPENCER DAVIS GROUP, RUBBLES. First ever vinyl reissue with original UK artwork. Remastered sound and insert with photos / memorabilia plus liner notes by band member Steve Brayne. Formed in Brighton in 1968 with roots to the mod-soul scene, The Fox consisted of Steve (Stephen) Brayne on lead guitar & vocals, Winston Weatherill (ex-Gary Farr & The T-Bones) on lead guitar & sitar, Alex Lane on keyboards & vocals, Tim Reeves on drums and Dave Windross on bass. During their brief existence they supported The Herd and opened for David Bowie. Their sound was loud and righteous with great vocal harmonies, tight rhythm section and wonderful keyboard /guitar solos. After getting signed to a London management, they recorded their only LP in one session and they had it released in the UK on the Fontana label and on the USA on Crewe, featuring a different cover. Sadly, the band broke up following year and since the inclusion of “Butterfly” in one of the Rubbles comps several decades later, they've become a cult group among psych collectors LP $25 SKU:22891
WOLFGANG -Eliminate Hate (1970 TEXAS PSY
CH)Label:OUT-SIDER Originally recorded in 1970, previously unreleased "After more than 30 years hidden in a dusty storage unit, we present the previously unreleased album from one of the most enigmatic bands from the Texas psychedelic scene. An unusual blend of 60s garage-punk, Texas psychedelia (think 13th Floor Elevators or Golden Dawn), The Seeds, The Misunderstood, late era Velvet Underground, ‘70s era Stones and ‘70s pre-punk swagger. Awesome distorted steel guitar, super snotty vocals and the killer “Wolf” Mike Long (Stone Axe, Josefus) on electric guitar. Wolfgang were a young band from Pasadena, Texas, discovered by legendary Texas mogul C.L. Millburn (Sea Ell Records, The Coachmen, Knights Bridge, etc). Little is known about the band and what exactly happened to them after recording this album. But we do know that they were leaded by the great “Wolf” Mike Long (guitar player who was also part of Stone Axe and a temporary member of Josefus) and they also featured an unusual steel guitar player whose electrified sound recalls Glenn Campbell (The Misunderstood, Juicy Lucy) at his best. In 1970, Wolfgang recorded a set of songs written by Milburn, originally intended as demos to secure a deal with a bigger company. Eight songs were taped using Milburn’s trusty Sony two-track reel-to-reel, the same one he used to record childhood friend Townes Van Zandt in late ’66-’67. The major company deal never came so the tapes were stored at the Sea Ell archives for many years and Wolfgang disappeared in the mist of time. In 1994, three tracks from the Wolfgang sessions appeared on a compilation called “The History Of Texas Garage Bands In The '60s Volume 1: The Sea Ell Label Story”, released by the Collectables label. They were credited to “The Wolves”. Several years later, Michael Greisman from Cicadelic Records discovered the complete Wolfgang recordings while investigating the Sea Ell tape archive and Milburn revealed to him the real history behind the Wolfgang project. The complete recordings have remained unreleased until now. LP $25 SKU:22828
ACID LEMON -INTRODUCING(Texas garage punk psych circa 1966) Label:OZIUM Italian band, including ex-99th FLOOR members, playing an incredible blend of Texas garage punk psych circa 1966. Their sound can be compared to early Chesterfield Kings. A great mix of swinging farsifa and tremolo/fuzz driven tracks, drenched in full reverb, recorded in mono for listening pleasure. Including fine versions of "The liberty bell", the Electric Prunes "Get me to the world on time" as well as the garage punk anthem "Little boy blue CD $18 SKU:22550
BOLINE & TOMRERCLAUS- LA DOT (1976-1978)SAALE! Label:KARMA MUSIC La Dot' contains music in a sort of new wave'ish style, performed by Boline Erfurt and Tomrerclaus, and recorded in the period 1976-'86. CD $14 SKU:21202
ELECTRIC FLASHBACKS -THE LOVELY ART OF ELECTRONICS( 60s garage/beat "obscure-classics)-Label:TEEN SOUND Tito and The Brainsuckers were one of the most deranged garage-r'n'r acts in Italy in the past decade, playing a lot live also with Leighton Koizumi of The Morlocks/Gravedigger V band for a while. Today Tito's ELECTRIC FLASHBACKS release sort of a compilation of 60s garage/beat "obscure-classics" that have accompanied his evolution. Not just covers but very personal and classy versions to match. A must CD $19 SKU:22551
ELECTRIC SHIELDS -SAVE OUR SOULS( unique mix of sixties garage-psych fuzz and farfisa-drenched classic )Label:TEEN SOUND Straight from the "Eighties Colours" era of The Sick Rose, No Strange, Avvoltoi, Boohoos and many glorious Italian neo garage-psych acts, The Electric Shields were the north-east's favourite band, bringing a unique mix of sixties garage-psych fuzz and farfisa-drenched classic material along with their subsequent folk-country rock phase, influenced by the late Byrds as well as the paisley underground movement of the '80s. Some 25 years later The Electric Shields return with a comeback album totally reminiscent of the late sixties freakbeat era led by the Open Mind, The Attack, and of course the Wimple Winch, including the latest classic 'Save My Soul' and the album's named after the Electric Shields great cover of this very last track of course. Straight from the current Mod scene brilliant organist Fay Hallam gives her contribution to three songs of the album too. The band's back in action, also playing live, don't miss their new exciting recording and show. Sometimes good old bands return, and this is one of those occasions not to be missed CD $17 SKU:22552
MIRACLE MEN - They’re Coming (Dutch garage Label:TEEN SOUND If you like cool r'n' roll garage with the right sounds and attitude they're gonna be your next fave act. There's just a bit of everything we like in here: timeless garage riffs, a touch of moody Nederbiet, and a singer that will probably reminds you Jeff Conolly's voice, more than the Mono Man himself! They also look cool and have real nice vintage gear, so whattareyouwaitingfor? Get ready because the Miracle Men are coming CD $19 SKU:22554
MOTHER MARS - On Lunar Highlands (Aussie blues psych)-Label:Pepper Shaker The fourth full-length album by this Australian band is a bluesy, psychedelic space trip to the rocky outer realm and back! CD $14 SKU:21200
MOTHER MARS - Steam Machine Museum (Aussie blues psych)Label:Pepper Shaker 2013 album by Australian bluesy psychedelic band Mother Mars. Fuzzed-out jams with nice interplay between guitar and bass, and plenty of wah wah to go around. CD $14 SKU:21201
NIGHT FLOWERS- FORTUNE TELLER (UK 70s/80s style dream pop)Label:DIRTY BINGO London-based indie quartet channels '70s and '80s influences and filters these through the dream-pop lens that the band's name has become synonymous with. The result is an emotional pop record that dreams big and is not afraid to put the Night Flowers' melodic hooks and romanticism front and centre. CD $15 SKU:21771
SICK ROSE-BLASTIN' OUT(DOM MARIANI 60s garage)- Label:TEEN SOUND Mastered by Dom Mariani of the legendary Stems in Australia, the album features fantastic new compositions in pure Powerpop style, mixed with the usual sixties/garage flavours that distinguish the band since twenty years now. In fact it's 20 long years from their brilliant debut "Faces" (planned to be reissued on Teen Sound records sometime by this fall...) produced by Claudio Sorge' seminal garage label, Electric Eye Records. Their songwriting has become incredibly professional and the awesome packaging will definitely capture as well as their new music. If you like Powerpop and sixties garage, strong harmonies, Rickembacker guitars, swirling organ..well, that's thee album you were waiting for...an unique chance to...blast out! The Sick Rose are definitely back in town. CD $19 SKU:22549
SPOTNICKS - 1962-1968 (Swedish space-surf heroes ) SAALE!Label:MAGIC RECORDS Self-titled 1968 album from the Spotnicks reissued with four bonus tracks: 'Old Clock At Home', 'Amapola', 'Hava Naguila' and 'The Outlaws - Space Ship Rendez-Vous' CD $12 SKU:21778
TAMBLES-DON'T YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TAMBLES? (Dutch powerpop) Label:BICKERTON Hailing from the Dutch town ofa Gouda, capital of the world of cheese, The Tambles recorded an awesome, kick ass album, created with pieces of garage-rock, powerpop, pub-rock, rock'n'roll and folk-rock. CD $14 SKU:21802
SATAN'S HOLIDAY-VA(Scary vintage rockabilly and rock about zombies and vampires!) Label:ATOMICAT On CD comes a scary 29-track collection of vintage rockabilly and rock'n'roll songs, written about - or decicated to - evil creatures such as the devil, ghosts, mummies, vampires and zombies. COMP CD $18 SKU:21804
NEDERBEAT:BEAT,BLUF & BRANIE - Vol 1 60s Dutch LTd to 500 )PURPLE DBL LP E LP Label:CONCERTO t record conventions, the singles and albums of Dutch beat groups from the '60s are still among the most sought after objects. This so-called Nederbeat offers a perfect musical reflection of the optimism and vitality of those years. The creme de la creme of this movement is featured in this excellent compilation series. Limited to 500 copies on purple vinyl
COMP LP $22 SKU:21387
COZMIC CORRIDORS- ST(ultra rare underground 1972 Kraut monster) Label: MENTAL EXPERIENCE A vinyl reissue of an ultra rare (no surviving copies are known to exist!) underground kraut-kosmische monster, recorded/produced circa 1972-'73 in Cologne by Toby "The Mad Twiddler" Robinson for his Pyramid label. The band featured Mythos drummer Hans-Jürgen Pütz on percussion and effects, alongside synth/keyboard freak Alex Meyer, poet/vocalist Pauline Fund and a mysterious guitarist named Peter Förster. Expect tripped out electronic ambient soundscapes, dark atmosphere, drones, plenty of MiniMoog, gothic Hammond organ, Rhodes, electric and 12-string acoustic guitars, ritual chants, effects and a cinematic horror vibe. LP $25 SKU:22747
HAIR-Piece(hard-psych rock)180gram DBL -Label:MAYFAIR Denmark's finest hard-psychedelic band will now get their first official reissue on vinyl. Hair (no connections to the musical) released their one and only album in 1970 on EMI/Columbia and despite the fact that this was major-label release, the LP still remains as one of the rarest artifacts out of Denmark. The listener will be rewarded with an effective combination of guitar dominated hard-psychedelic songwriting and strong melodic influences, culminating in their awesome masterpiece 'Dream Song'. This 2LP-Set includes the original album and all six songs from their singles plus a previously unreleased (on vinyl) song as extensive bonus material. The album and single tracks have all been remastered from the master tapes. LP $32 SKU:22748
LEVEE CAMP MOAN-ST (1969 blues based rock)-Label:SOMMER This is the first, legitimate vinyl reissue of this extraordinarily rare album. Includes insert with rare photos and full band history by Pete Sarfas.In 1969 Bracknell based blues rock outfit Levee Camp Moan released what was destined to become one of the most sought after UK private pressings of the period. Issued on the County Recording Services label (SVVS 132), a small run of discs was pressed up and sold locally at gigs as well as being handed out to friends. Housed in an obligatory custom built sleeve that had a snapshot of the group pasted onto the front, this LP marked out their status as one of the most exciting bands to emerge out of the thriving local underground scene in the Bracknell Delta. The group had taken their name from the old blues number and the band members, manager and assorted roadies took up residence in a local farmhouse known as Peacock Farm. It was there that LCM would rehearse into the small hours thumping out a mixture of blues standards as well as their own compositions until they had become a tight unit ready to 'take on the world'. Influences ranged from the urban blues of Otis Rush, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells to Muddy Waters, Skip James and beyond. The more or less contemporary white blues of the time, Canned Heat, Savoy Brown and Paul Butterfield also served as a major source of inspiration. From their humble roots LCM quickly built up a following on the British Blues circuit, frequenting the likes of the Marquee, Crawdaddy, Klooks Kleek, Eel Pie Island and Rikki Tik club. On the college circuit they toured extensively with Chickenshack, Canned Heat and Muddy Waters with performances being of a high enough standard to generate record company interest. Unable to secure a record deal, they had no other choice but to do it themselves. And so it was in the winter months of early '69 that LCM entered Virgin Sound in nearby Windsor to lay down eight tracks recorded on a four track machine. At the time of its creation the term private pressing would have had little or no relevance in musical circles and the significant thing to remember is that in such cases there is no record company interference and what the band was able to produce under these conditions was the archetypal private pressing, raw, under produced and thrillingly primitive. The project successfully captured the spirit and aggression of an exciting new band and the original artefact is now a zeitgeist of that remarkable era. After Levee Camp Moan, Ian Campbell went on to carve out a busy musical career performing with, amongst many others, the Nashville Teens, Arthur Brown's band and Mungo Jerry. Bassist Dave Stubbs played with a host of notables including gigs in Eric Clapton's band and lengthy tours with Uli Jon Roth (ex Scorpions). This is the first, legitimate vinyl reissue of this extraordinarily rare album. Includes insert with rare photos and full band histo LP $25 SKU:22686
LIGHTMAN, AARON -ST (HIDDEN pop GEM 1969)-Label:WAH WAH This amazing LP from 1969 is one of the most beautiful hidden gems in the field of pop arranged singer-songwriters. Originally issued on Poppy Records, home of psych heads The Mandrake Memorial among others, Lightman's deserves to be discovered by all the fans of the soft rock, orchestra arranged sounds. Think of an american reply to the early works of Duncan Browne, Bill Fay, Nick Garrie or even Donovan at his most popsike sounding recordings. Fans of the early Bee Gees will also enjoy this LP! Credit for the arrangements and production goes to the great Ron Frangipane and David Christopher, who is also credited as a co-writer of the albums songs. The album came housed in a beautiful Milton Glaser sleeve (Glaser was the main designer at Poppy at that time) which the Wah Wah reissue respects, and featured an insert with the lyrics which is also reproduced on our reissue. Housed in quality sleeves and pressed in 180 gr thick black vinyl for the delight of the most discriminating audiophiles. Limited to 500 copies. LP $22 SKU:21289
LOCOMOTIVE- WE ARE EVERYTHING YOU SEE(mix of late 1960s British psych and early prog)Label:MAGIC BOX This edition on 140-GRAM VINYL includes an insert offering photos and info.Wonderful mix of late 1960s British psychedelia and early progressive rock. Locomotive were one of the finest bands to inhabit the West Midlands music scene of the later 1960s. Fronted by keyboardist Norman Haines (previously of the Brum Beats) Locomotive recorded a handful of great singles and one acclaimed (though largely ignored) album before disbanding in 1970. The group was managed by local jazz trumpet player Jim Simpson who was also part of the original line-up. He also managed a number of other local groups - most notably Black Sabbath. Produced by Gus Dudgeon (renowned for his work with David Bowie and Elton John) and originally released in 1969, this early UK progressive rock classic is finally available again on LP. Based in Birmingham, Locomotive was led by the legendary Norman Haines. LP $22 SKU:22816
LONG GONES -PREPARE TO BURN (90s punk/garage) Label:SHAKE IT Reissued. Nitro fueled flash fire of rubber burning punk rock & roll from these Cin-City flaming wrecks. Get greased with two covers (Pagans, Skunks) and 10 originals. One of the brightest blips in the underground punk timeline of late ‘90s garage. LP $19 SKU:22135
POETS (ITALY)-SURREALISTIC RAIN(60s pop psych style)-Label:TEEN SOUND Strongly influenced by pop icons as the Beatles and lots of other 60s band without copying them. Their style is distinctly beat inspired, more than any other band today, they're are young, talented, classy and truly devoted to the vibes of 60s pop. Since their debut "When you were by my side' they've become more psychedelic, using unexpected sound sources like viola, electric piano and hammond organ. Simple but great songs by young, unknown poets, songs about stolen moments, little girls, shy loves and leaves lying on a ca LP $19 SKU:22548
SICK ROSE-Chapter One(:80's garage-punk)-Label: SCREAMING APPLE Considered to be one of most important 80's garage-punk bands alongside the CRIMSON SHADOWS, the STOMACH MOUTHS and the GREEN TELESCOPE Europe had to offer, they were arguably even the first european act to have the impact globally in the same manner as The CHESTERFIELD KINKS and The MIRACLE WORKERS.
"Chapter One", a collection of all their long outta print 45s and other rarities they've released between 1985 and 1987. Remastered by Mr. Tim "Back From The Grave" Warren in 2016. LP $21 SKU:22812
SO WHAT - HARD GUM(modern garage glamrock take on '60 bubblegum pop)Label:JUST ADD WATER A modern garage- and glamrock take on '60 bubblegom pop, 'Hard Gum' is chock-full of glam-tastic hits! We are treated to stompers, hand clappers and all the fuzzy riffs that matter. LP $25 SKU:22643