Posted on November 14, 2017
Got a gigantic batch of tunes for you this Tuesday, including some new arrivals and restocks from the great AUSSIE label OFF THE HIP, check the full list of just in items below.
Also a bunch of adds to our famous ONE ONLY SECTION! Selling at near cost, will not be restocked. (We try to take these off the cart as they sell, so if you don't see your item, it’s already gone, shop fast!)
You should also check LAST COPIES, which is stuff that we have a few of but are out of print. Some nice stuff.
Also a big list of BACK IN STOCK, DISCOUNTS AND REMINDERS, check it all out below...
BRAT FARRAR- 2-(OTH 7139) Label:OFF THE HIP 2nd album of synth punk
CD $8 SKU:19304
BROWN SPIRITS -ST Label:OFF THE HIP Collating a love of Hammond-driven Kraut-laden psych jams, down-tempo beats and elements of atmospheric guitar noise inspired by the Italianlibrary/soundtrack genre. Think early 70's German underground experimental rhythms meets Pink Floyd circa-69 with a dash of benzo-riddled insanity from a vintage super 8 'adult' film and you start to get the picture CD $12 SKU:19315
CATZILLA -ST (Inspired by the monster B-movies and garage sounds of the 60s)Label:OFF THE HIP Inspired by the monster B-movies and garage sounds of the 60s, CATZILLA burst onto the Perth scene 18 months ago, with a self-released vinyl EP "Going Wild”. Since then they’ve performed at one of the legendary Back From The Grave garage events in Tokyo and played with Japan’s no.1 60s beat combo the Neatbeats. The opening blast ‘Boy From Another Time’ is an infectious slice of garage rock n roll, featuring CATZILLA’s signature fuzz guitar, keys and girl vocals - it’s perfect for your next go-go party! CD $12 SKU:19316
CENTRAL RAIN - Kick the Moon-Label:OFF THE HIP Central Rain is the antidote to auto tune: no-frills, melody-drenched indie rock that blurs The Church, Neil Young,R.E.M. and the Go-Betweens.. CD $12 SKU:19183
MOLTEN UNIVERSE- THE GREEN RAY (EX LIME SPIDERS heavy garage) -Label:OFF THE HIP Debut album feat ex-Lime Spiders.MOLTEN UNIVERSE hails from Sydney, Australia and plays a heavy brand of garage rock, similar in vein to Australian legends THE LIME SPIDERS' early 7-inch output. Not surprising really when three members of MOLTEN UNIVERSE cut their teeth in that seminal OZ band! CD $8 SKU:19239
ROCKET TO MEMPHIS-JUNGLE JUICE- (Female fronted rockabilly ) IMPORTLabel:OFF THE HIP Female fronted rockabilly from perth. Wielding a distinctive, off-kilter take on rockabilly, swamp & garage rock n roll, ROCKET TO MEMPHIS left audiences in a state of dishevelment in cities as far-flung as London and Tokyo. For their 4th album, the band has once again worked with Matt Verta-Ray (Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash) and it buzzes with an intensity that reflects the New York hurricane conditions in which it was mixed! “Do The Crawl” invites you on a hip-dislocating ride through a fresh batch of infectious tunes and wild sounds. From the irresistible “GoGo” - a rock n roll stomper which opens the album, Betty Bombshell and the gang drag you through rockabilly ("Turn It On"), Diddley-esque swamp ("Swamp Guy"), the sexy "In Black and White" and finish up with "Rockin' All Night" - which you surely will be if you follow this simple 11 step programme! CD $8 SKU:19237
ROCKET TO MEMPHIS-DO THE CRAWL (FEMALE FRONTED rockabilly, swamp & garage rock n roll-Label:OFF THE HIP Come dig the crazy sound of ROCKET TO MEMPHIS and get ready to Do The Crawl! CD $8 SKU:19244
ROSS DE CHENE HURRICANES- LOWLIGHTS (GARAGE PUNK) -Label:OFF THE HIP Eddy Current Suppression Ring styled rock from Melbourne” With their tough-as-nails garage rock attack, Ross De Chene Hurricanes proudly celebrate the tradition of garage punk.You can hear the attitude in the Black Lips-ish ‘Sun Don’t Set When You’re Cool’ – what’s youth for if you can’t muscle through the toughest situation with a bulletproof sneer and a casual wink? Then there’s the specious culinary analysis of ‘TV Dinner’, all post-Ramones simplicity and domestic banality; the Digger and The Pussycats-like introverted pop psychology of ‘Personality Disorder’; and the King Khan-inspired career counselling of ‘In A Rut’.If you want to sit back on the couch and gaze into the distance thinking fondly of Sic Kidz’s ‘LSD’, then cop a listen to ‘I’ve Been Thinking’ and get your life in some sort of chaotic mess. Then comes ‘ADHD’, nominating a psychological condition to explain everything stupid you’ve done in your life, just in time for the Weezering musing of ‘Getting Old’ to remind you that bigger shit’s going to happen sometime soon. Maybe that’s what the LA-punk-spiked ‘Everything’ is about; a white flag in the face of unavoidable psychological and vocational complexities.But then comes the band’s eponymously titled track, a Ted-Nugent-in-a-garage slice of rock’n’roll comfort that makes you realise garage rock is and always will be where it’s at.” CD $8 SKU:19250
SMART PATROL- Overage Underachievers (POWER POP PLIMSOULS STYLE)Label:OFF THE HIP “Debut-album by thee best power-pop band that ever saw the light of day here in Krautsville !!!The band may be pretty new, but the names do ring a bell: Michi Mueller (ex MERRICKS), Christoph Strohmeyer (ROYAL FLARES), Carsten Knappe (ex CHOCOLATE FACTORY) and Harry Vogel (ex HEARTBEATS) have been active for a long time in ardently loved bands of the international sixties-scene, and their much sought-after records have achieved legendary status over the years.ButSmart Patrol are far from being just another sixties-influenced band!Thefour guys from Munich joined forces to fuse classic songwriting of the sixties with the sound, power and attitude characteristic of the music revolution of 1976-1978 and this resulted in 12 one-of-a kind powerpop gems
wrappedin a tailor-made suit of hooks and melodies on their new LP "Overage Underachievers".But don't mistake them to be retro: the four guys all started out in punk-influenced bands, so in the end they've only gone back to their roots, or as they sing in their tribute to Munich'sAtomic Café: "It's time to get back to basics" So what you get here is an album packed with perfect shots of power poppin' 70’s mod-punk that would be all over the radio in an ideal world. Ifyou dig the CHORDS, the INCREDIBLE KIDDA BAND, the POINTED STICKS, the PLIMSOULS, the YUM YUMS and KURT BAKER, you certainly can’t do without SMART PATROL!!! CD $12 SKU:19314
SPINE 96- ST (90s style rock, pop, psych and punk)-Label:OFF THE HIP Spine 96 is a web of rock, pop, psych and punk that captures the essence of '90s guitar, bass and drums - with a rock base that spans the decades but isn't exclusive to any genre.The four piece band from Adelaide has members that hail from psychedelic lords Dandelion Wine, the alternative rock of Screaming Believers, the psych fuelled pop of Paradise Interchange and the punk driven band Grog. Their debut album has tracks that explore alienation, belonging, potato headed politicians, plasticine people and prophets of profit.CD $12 SKU:19182
VILLENETTES- LADY LUCK(girly/garage/surf/rockabilly) Label:OFF THE HIP The Villenettes are a rock’n’roll girl gang from Adelaide, Australia. They love Elvis, bad horror movies, leather jackets, and running amok on a Saturday night. They play loud riff-driven songs about zombies, cowboys and jerks and sound a bit like The Shangri La’s jamming with The Ramones, with Poison Ivy on guitar. They want to make you dance like the devil and party like it’s 1959.
CD $8 SKU:19251
ZOOBOMBS- The Ultimate Collection (supersonic Tokyo band)- Label:OFF THE HIP The supersonic Tokyo band somehow morphed from Stonesy punk-rock maniacs to freaky jazz-rock jammers without missing a beat, or losing a tad of their record-breaking intensity.Band leader Don Matsuo repeatedly risked everything, pushing the audience to the brink with endless jams before dissolving into a gloriously noisy release.” - Toronto Sun. Includes twelve of Zoobombs greatest hits, including the infectious party groove of 'Mo Funky' and the explosive energy of 'South Central Rock'. CD $8 SKU:19242
ONE ONLY- Selling at near cost, will not be restocked.
BORN BAD - Volume 6 (60s garage ala Songs the Cramps Taught Us) Label:BORN BAD This series of cds is patterned after the "Songs The Cramps Taught Us"series.In fact it mentions this in the cd liner notes.If your not familiar with the cds,they are a compilation of garage,trash rock,rock & roll and rockabilly.Tracks on site . COMP CD $14 SKU:10925
ELECTRIC PSYCHEDELIC SITAR HEADSWIRLERS - VA Vol 6 (60s Psych)Label:PURPLE LANTERN Volume 6 of the series features psych & folk tracks with sitar by 60s/70s artists including: Tomorrow, Family, Magna Carta, 3 Hur-El, Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band, Joseph, The David, The Shiny Gnomes and more. COMP CD $5 SKU:12879
KILLED BY DEATH- Vol 5 (rare punk singles)Label:REDRUM COMP CD $10 SKU:346
LIVERPOOL TODAY-- VA LIVE AT THE CAVERN SALE(60s Merseybeat )Label: FANTASTIC VOYAG 1965! Released in November 1965 on the independent Ember label, Liverpool Today documents a rare slice of Merseybeat, made doubly collectable by its association with the legendary Liverpool venue, the Cavern. In a move that was not uncommon in the sixties, the recordings were actually made in a studio, albeit the neighbouring Cavern Sounds and were then overdubbed with audience reaction plus announcements by compere Bob Wooler. A truncated version of the album was released in the United States on Capitol. This reissue has been mastered from original tapes and marks the album s debut on CD. Sleeve notes are by Spencer Leigh, presenter of BBC Radio Merseyside's On The Beat. His books include volumes devoted to Merseybeat and the Cavern. Tracks by artists s.a. Michael Allen, Earl Prston's Realms and The Richmond Group COMP CD $10 SKU:10521
MIND EXPANDERS- Vol 1 VA (60s 70s GARAGE BEAT PSYCH)SAALE - Label:PAST & PRESENT Classic compilation of groovy instrumentals from around the world that will flip your top. All the usual exploito moves that cover a wide spectrum of music, with sitars, twangy guitars, horns and even a steel drum track, that will bring a warm glow to your day! MORE INFO ON SITE COMP CD $10 SKU:9740
PICCADILLY SUNSHINE - Part 4 (British Pop Psych)SALE -Label:PAST & PRESENT (UK) The 20 songs on this disc are significantly more "pop" than "psych," with nearly all dominated by polished arrangements and studio-savvy production rather than wailing guitars and a reach into the center of the mind, though the feeling and themes certainly make these sides products of the late '60s. "Conventional Fella" by Jago Simms is a gentle satire of white-collar complacency in the manner of "Matthew & Son" or "A Well Respected Man," while Joyces Angels ' "Flowers for My Friends" concerns some bohemian foliage enthusiast and "Musical Man" by Paul Raven is written from the perspective of a similarly addled muso. (Paul Raven would gain greater fame as Gary Glitter, making him the best-known/most-infamous figure on this collection, though Billy Bremner of Rockpile also pops up, playing guitar on the Jago Simms session.). Fans of British pop looking for a clean and well-mannered psychedelic experience should find this collection to be just their cup of tea. by Mark Deming- COMP CD $10 SKU:11730
STRUMMIN' MENTAL -VOL 2(32 more crazed rockin'guitar instrumentals)- Label:LINK RECORDS 32 songs/75 minutes of el primitivo R&R/surf instrumental rockin´! TEMPESTS "Lemon Lime," FABULOUS FURIES "Ft Lauderdale USA," FUTURAS "Mile Zero," TRADEWINDS "Gotcha," BREAKERS "Jet Stream," JIM RADI & SIDEKICKS "Motivation," AND MORE. COMP CD $12 SKU:5667
TEENAGE SHUTDOWN- VOL 8- She’ll Hurt You In The End (PEBBLEST style Garage/Punk ) -Label:CRYPT 18 cuts from the teengarage Feat.Four Fiths,Gee Tees,Few,Wee Four,Quests,Levis,Corals,etc12 COMP CD $14 SKU:3402
TITAN - ITS ALL POP- VA DBL CD ( 70s Power Pop / Glam Pop ) SAALE -Label:NUMERO GROUP From 1978-1981 the Titan label issued only eight records, but over the years their tiny catalog has crawled to the top of power-pop want lists worldwide and appeared on scads of bootleg cassettes, building a legacy to rival L.A.’s Bomp (Suzy Shaw says..."I dont THINK SO!! ") or New York’s Ork.
COMP CD $17 SKU:9245
T KAIL- Somewhere, Sometime ( '80s psych Remastered, incl. insert with detailed liner notes by Aaron Milenski of The Acid Archives) -Label:OUT-SIDER (Spain) Considered by many collectors the best USA '80s psych LP along with Bobb Trimble.First-ever vinyl reissue of this lost-in-time U.S. private press album from 1980. LP $25 SKU:15502
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
THOROGOOD, GEORGE - AND THE DELAWARE DESTROYERS-(high-energy boogie-blues) RECORD STORE DAY RELEASELabel:ROUNDER Limited Edition, Reissue, Special Edition, Stereo, BlueLP $10 SKU:18430
TIN HOUSE- ST (70s powerhouse rock) w liners, rare photos, insert plus pic slv EP -Label:LION Tin House were so good—their music was a hard-rocking onslaught of lust, chops and powerhouse riffs that gripped like an alligator bite—they were signed to Epic Records out of high school. They were respected by Leslie West and Johnny and Edgar Winter. Their album (released in 1971) was produced by Rick Derringer. But like other almost famous bands, Tin House fell away into unjust obscurity. Tin House's focus was on heavy rock like the sex-fueled opener, ‘I Want Your Body,' and standout track ‘Be Good and Be Kind,’ with a catchy up-and-down, down-and-up riff played adeptly by guitar prodigy Floyd Radford, and a driving monster beat laid down by drummer Mike Logan; the song tears in as a fast as a Florida hurricane and sweeps the listener up into its vortex for two-and-a-half minutes of energized bliss. Yet the album also showed diversity: Radford’s melancholy ballad ‘Tomorrow;’ the jivin’ honky tonk of ‘30 Weight Blues’ (a tribute to the band’s 1962 Ford Econoline van); ‘Lady of the Silent Opera,’ which featured orchestration by seasoned studio musicians from New York City’s Local 802 Union to underscore its positive message of “look to the heaven—smile to the blue sky.” This Lion Productions reissue includes everything Tin House recorded for Epic, including two previously unreleased tracks and the elusive (and unique) single versions of 'I Want Your Body' and 'Be Good and Be Kind'—all taken directly from 24-bit/96kHz master tape transfers. Four panel insert has liner notes by Doug Sheppard (Ugly Things) and photos from the archive of drummer Mike Logan. Lean, fluid, tight, and the best hard rock album from the USA you probably never heard of (until now)!"In the twinkling universe of virtuoso electric guitarists that followed in the wake of the genre’s progenitor Jimi Hendrix, perhaps one of the most deserving of renewed recognition is Floyd Radford of the band Tin House... the overdriven, fluid guitar work—heavy on the wah-wah pedal—is brought to the fore by a beefy full production that lifts the band above the sludgy audio presentation that bedevilled many heavy rock albums of the era." —Richard Allen, Shindig! Magazine
•Old style tip-on LP jacket and color picture sleeve EP
All tracks cut directly from 24-bit/96kHz master tape transfers.
•Comes with four-panel insert w/liner notes by Doug Sheppard (Ugly Things) and photos from the archive of drummer Mike Logan
•Licensed from Sony Music Entertainment LP $22 SKU:18517
TITUS OATES Jungle Lady (Texas 74 rarity)-Label:OUT-SIDER *Insert with detailed liner notes and photosFirst ever legit vinyl reissue of this progressive hard-rock private pressing from Texas, 1974.Excellent dual guitars, keyboards, melodic vocals, West Coast touches…Think Allman Brothers, early ZZ Top, Wishbone Ash, Homer...Top notch pro-sounding recording and superb musicianship. “Jungle Lady” saw the light in two different pressings: the original white label LIPS vinyl from 1974 is the first pressing, and the red LIPS label is a remix done later in Nashville, possibly around 1975. This Out-sider reissue is taken from the remix version, as it was always believed to be “hotter” than the original pressing. One of the classics since the early days or rare psych records lists, championed by influential tastemakers such as Paul Major. *Master tape sound LP $24 SKU:17711
TRAFFIC- Mr Fantasy-Label:VINYL LOVERS (ITALY) 2008 release. Riding fairly high on the success of their singles, the band, whose members included Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason, released its 1967 debut LP, which also soon shot up to the number 16 slot on the UK albums chart. Aided by their use of unusual instruments (Winwood played the organ, Wood played flute and Mason the sitar) they created a hybrid of pop / blues rock with a sound that was somewhat unique for the time and which soon made them international superstars. This deluxe reissue includes 5 bonus tracks and a poster. LP $19 SKU:17107
TWILLEY ,DWIGHT - Always ( POWER POP LEGEND ) -Label:GOODLAND Power-pop legend Dwight Twilley is best known for his iconic hits through the decades like “I’m On Fire” (1975), “Girls” (1984) and the classic ballad “Why You Wanna Break My Heart” featured in the motion picture Wayne’s World (1992). He released the critically acclaimed “Green Blimp” in 2010 and “Soundtrack” followed in October 2011. In the summer 2013 his song “Lookin’ For the Magic” was prominently featured in the horror film “You’re Next.”
LP $14 SKU:16538
TWINK & THE TECHNICOLOUR DREAM -YOU'VE REACHED FOR THE STARS (psych) LTD ED PINK-Label:G.O.D. RECORDS Having played with Tomorrow, The Pretty Things, and The Pink Fairies, John "Twink" Alder needs no introduction to fans of underground rock. This mind-expanding album finds him collaborating with highly regarded Italian psychedelic rockers The Techicolour Dream. Recorded in Rome and mastered at Abbey Road, this album is sure to delight all lovers of psychedelic rock. The album offers fine psychedelic folk with acid and space references from beginning to end. A dark element provides the whole album with a mysterious vibe. Twink's great vocals, with Marco Conti's aid (also on bass), give the set its ethereal trippy psychedelic tone. Limited to 500 copies on pink vinyl. LP $22 SKU:18232
UCHIDA, YUYA & FLOWERS- Challenge! ( Japanese 70s psych ) w insert SAALE -Label:PHOENIX Ground-breaking cover art, featuring the band's members, including Miss Aso, naked in a cornfield, changed the musical landscape for ever. First vinyl reissue, includes an LP insert. LP $22 SKU:13253
UGLY BEATS- Brand New Day ( TEXAS garage pop ) 180 GRAM ORANGE -Label:GET HIP See what critics are saying about Brand New Day, the brilliant new studio album from Austin, TX's preeminent garage-pop band, The Ugly Beats - available exclusively from Get Hip Recordings:"Packed with punchy, all-American pop-rock anthems"Brett Callwood | Detroit Metro Times
“Expertly blends [The Ugly Beats'] love of ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll with more current power pop and punk elements. It’s 35 minutes without a bum note”
“Includes chiming/jangling guitars...plaintive, heart-on-sleeve vocals, conciseness, and yearningly pretty, insidiously catchy melodies" (4/5 Stars)
Mark Keresman, Esq. | ICON
"The group performs a set of uptempo garagey pop-rock thumpers and recall the moves and turns the Cynics made when they were still new on the block. LP $12 SKU:16119
UNDERGROUND -PSYCHEDELIC VISIONS (1967 GARAGE acid drenched PSYCH)-Label:WAH WAH Reissued on vinyl, here's a classic '67 US exploitation garage-psych album that will blow your mind! Get ready for some acid-drenched, fuzzed-out renditions of a.o. The Blues Magoos' '(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet', The Isley Brothers' 'Shout', John D. Loudermilk's 'Tobacco Road' and Bobby Bland's 'Turn Of Your Love Light', plus five original tracks in the same style. 'Psychedelic Visions' is an essential title for anyone who enjoys the far-out exploito LP's by a.o. T. Swift & Electric Bag, The Deep and Firebirds, or Germans à la Hell Preachers Inc. and Bokaj Retsiem! Limited to 500 copies in reproduced sleeves. LP $22 SKU:17822
UTHER PENDRAGON-San Francisco Earthquake 3LP -previously unreleased West Coast guitar psychedelia, 1966-1975. BOX SET -Label:GUERSSEN RECORDS (Spain) Three-LP box version in purple-and-gold hot-foil-stamped box with eight-page insert and poster. A treasure trove of previously unreleased West Coast guitar psychedelia, 1966-1975. "Uther Pendragon was more than just a band, it was a family. Closer than brothers, they lived together, made music together, worked, played, laughed, cried and dreamed together." --Mike Stax (Ugly Things)This is the incredible story of Uther Pendragon, a lost psychedelic band from San Francisco whose music has remained buried until now. Formed in the Bay Area in 1966 as a teen garage group called Blue Fever, Uther Pendragon lasted from 1966 until 1978. During that time, the band went through different names and phases, as their music evolved from garage to psychedelia to hard rock, but the core of the band always remained the same: Mark Lightcap (rhythm guitar, vocals), Bruce Marelich(lead guitar, vocals), and Martin Espinosa (bass, vocals). After finding their ultimate drummer in Mike Beers, the group finally settled on the Uther Pendragon name in the early '70s. But despite being active for all that time and recording at numerous studios (including their own in Palo Alto), Uther Pendragon never released any recordings. Their complex and fascinating story, which involves winning a Bay Area Battle of the Bands and playing with Country Joe & The Fish, recording a killer garage-psych 7" acetate in 1967, going to the legendary Pacific Recording Studios in 1969 to record a demo, living as a family in the same house for many years and rehearsing seven days a week, building their own recording studio and music corporation, being managed by Craig Pedersen (Something Wild, Tripsichord Music Box), being involved in an occult-themed rock opera called Sabbat, and much more, is told with all the details by Mike Stax from Ugly Things in this set's extensive liner notes, with rare photos. Produced from the band's vast archive of original master tapes, San Francisco Earthquake includes their unknown-until-now 7" acetate from 1967 (fab garage-psych in the vein of The Human Expression or The Music Machine); tracks from 1966-'69 including a groundbreaking, moody psycher from 1966; a demo tape from 1969 recorded at Pacific Recording -- an incredible document for any lover of early SF garage-psych (think Oxford Circle, The Savage Resurrection, Moby Grape . . .) -- and many tracks recorded at their home studio in Palo Alto. 100% unadulterated West Coast guitar psych and hard rock that recalls QMS and even Kurihara-era White Heaven. - A treasure trove of previously unreleased West Coast guitar psychedelia from 1966-1975 by lost San Francisco band Uther Pendragon.
- 100% unadulterated West Coast guitar psych and hard rock that recalls QMS and even Kurihara-era White Heaven.
- Sourced from the original master tapes.
- Includes detailed liner notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things) and rare photos.
- Three-LP box version housed in purple-and-gold hot-foil-stamped box with eight-page insert and poster.
- "Although they recorded extensively, Uther Pendragon did not release any records in their original lifetime, a situation that has now been rectified in grand style with this sprawling three-disc collection." --Mike Stax (Ugly Things)
- "Really cutting edge music from where teen garage became early raw psych. You can hear the early SF anarchy in the music, much like Oxford Circle. Impressive!" --Patrick Lundborg LP $55 SKU:17267
VAUGN, BEN -Texas Road Trip-Label:MAPLEWOOD Ben Vaughn has had the type of rock n roll career that hasn’t just been successful, but fascinating as well. He has always done things his own way carving a niche and career that is unlike any other. Growing up in Collingswood, New Jersey, out of high school, Ben worked in a knitting mill, as a delivery-truck driver and even a landscaper before he decided that life wasn’t going to be suitable for him. From there, he has gone on to record numerous acclaimed records both with The Ben Vaughn Combo, his band, and as a solo artist as well.Presented now as a Maplewood Records reissue is Ben Vaughn’s excellent 2014 release Texas Road Trip. It is both a tribute to Texas rock n roller legend Doug Sahm of Sir Douglas Quintet fame, (Bob Dylan is a big fan) while also being completely original material written by Ben. Think of it as if Ben Vaughn wrote a bunch of numbers and got some of Sahm’s former band members to record them with him making it sound like it could be a Doug Sahm record. This is exactly what happened when Ben traveled to Austin, Texas to record the tracks with Augie Meyers (Keys, Squeezebox), Alvin Crow (Fiddler, Strings), Speedy Sparks (Bass), John X. Reed (Guitar), and Mike Buck (Drums), respectively.Tracks like Heavy Machinery, Sleepless Nights, and Seven Days Without Love are signature Ben Vaughn numbers but done with a Texas rock n roll ambience. With Ben Vaughn, you can count on having a tight record with tracks that will make you move your feet and lyrics that will make you think.
Maplewood Records is proud to release this instant classic in United States and around the world. Texas Road Trip is a must have for any Ben Vaughn fan and a welcome to any music lovers collection. Enjoy! LP $12 SKU:17628
VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE - LA CAVE 1968 Gatefold dbl lp 180 gram - Label:KEYHOLE (UK) Gatefold double LP version on 180 gram vinyl. When this legendary show was recorded, The Velvet Underground were in a state of flux. Founding member John Cale had just departed, and his replacement Doug Yule had only been in the band for two days. Nonetheless, the quartet turned in a superb performance, including several then-unreleased songs (with alternative lyrics) and plenty notable guitar soloing, making it essential for VU devotees. Includes background notes and pictures. Digitally remastered LP $29 SKU:14723
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UGLY THINGS- 45 -SUMMER/FALL 2017: Q65 / THE OUTSIDERS COVER On the cover: Q65, THE OUTSIDERS and the Dutch Beat Revolution, the stories of two legendary, rebellious bands from the Netherlands in the 1960s. Part 2 of THE UNIQUES – blue-eyed garage and soul from America’s South. Plus THE LEFT BANKE, Texas ‘60s icons NEAL FORD & THE FANATICS, occult rocker GEOF CROZIER, German freakbeat from THE TOXIC, and demented San Fernando Valley punk rockers PUKE, SPIT & GUTS. There are revealing interviews with Richard Strange of THE DOCTORS OF MADNESS, and original Rolling Stones and Yardbirds manager GIORGIO GOMELSKY, and, in his own words, VICTOR ‘MOULTY’ MOULTON tells the poignant story of how he lost his hand yet fought on to become the drummer of successful Cape Cod band THE BARBARIANS. We also take a peek at the personal acetate archive of JOHN ENTWISTLE and reveal the story of a New Jersey girl garage group that met and inspired THE STOOGES. Plus our acclaimed reissue and book review sections, fully-loaded and bursting with insights and information. BOOKS & MAGS $11 SKU:18239
BLUE STRATOS-DIAMOND AFTERLIFE (GARAGE BLUES DUO) -Label:OFF THE HIP Stripped back Melbourne garage duo Blue Stratos pepper “Diamond Afterlife” with enough primal gems to dazzle the most demanding fencer of stolen jewels. Duos playing garagey blues can become samey after continual exposure. There’s plenty of light and shade, however, and Cobra is a pretty fair drummer into the bargain. “Uptown” has a genuine swing in the feel and some sharply serrated guitar. “Kick Your Ass” (their Oblivians cover) is a killer version but the real surprise is the steaming surf-tinged “The Dozens” which sounds like Link Wray on acid. CD $8 SKU:19245
BOOBY TRAPS-S/T (Primitive garage fuzz)Label:OFF THE HIP “ 3 girls and 2 guys influenced by primitive fuzz sounds of garage bands from the 60‚s, such as The Sonics & The Count and more recent bands such as .The Pandoras, The Muffs, The Makers & The Headcoatees, THE BOOBY TRAPS are united in their passion for all things primitive and swingin‚!” Aussie import. CD $10 SKU:17850
BREADMAKERS- NIGHT OF THE COBRA ( R & B stompers) Label:OFF THE HIP The Breadmakers recipe (ouch) is timeless. Vocalist Lazy Dic sings rather than bawls and blows a righteous harp. If you’ll excuse a parochial Sydney reference, he sings a little like Continental Robert of the Dynamic Hepnotics with a touch more grit. Sonically speaking, Cajun Spice throws in a generous amount of keyboards, engine room duties are more than capably handled by Deadbelly Stilton (drums) and Cadillac Slim. Blacktop Brierley is a humdinger six-string strummer who pulls out some occasionally eccentric, tightly-wound balls of lead-pickin’ stonk.This band brings home the dough (groan) time after time on this album. It’s a relentless steamroller of suave. Even the Atkins diet couldn’t put the skids under these Breadmakers; their brand of Louisiana stomp is as crunchy as homebaked wholemeal. (194) CD $8 SKU:19220
FROWNING CLOUDS-Listen Closlier )60sstyle garage Pebbles style)Label:OFF THE HIP Amazing debut album by 5 teenagers from Geelong, Australia playing the most authentic sounding garage, beat and R'n'B you’ll hear today. You'd swear this album was recorded circa 1965. If you have ever listened to the comps; Back From The Grave, Pebbles, Ugly Things or Nuggets then you'll be instantly blown away by this fantastic record. The Frowning Clouds don't pummel you with fuzz. No, their's is a sadder, more forlorn look at impossible love, teenage angst and rabid yearning. CD $12 SKU:11326
GRINDING EYES -ST-(60s acid- flashback psych)Label:OFF THE HIP Sydney’s version of a reallyfucking awesome garage-infused pysch band. With membersHailing from The Mess Hall and Treatment you might call Grinding Eyes somewhat of a local supergroup, and with the unity of Krautrock, Shoegaze, grunge and 60s acid- flashback - psychedelia, you could very well say Grinding Eyes area supergroup of genres’ Heavy Mag 2017CD $12 SKU:19180
LONG STRIDES-ST (psych-leaning fuzzed out garage rock..).-Label:OFF THE HIP Psych from perth, band influenced by The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground, T-Rex, The Stooges, The Modern Lovers, Television, The Saints, The Scientists, Joy Division, New Order, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spaceman 3, Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Stone Roses, The Strokes CD $8 SKU:19225
MOLTEN UNIVERSE-NO LOVE AROUND (EX LIME SPIDER GARAGE ROCK )EPLabel:OFF THE HIP MOLTEN UNIVERSE hails from Sydney, Australia and plays a heavy brand of garage rock, similar in vein to Australian legends THE LIME SPIDERS' early 7-inch output. Not surprising really when three members of MOLTEN UNIVERSE cut their teeth in that seminal OZ band! Perverted lyrics with a heavy sound; is it any wonder there's 'No Love Around'5 non album tracks from ex-lime spiders.
CD $6 SKU:19208
ANTIPODEAN SCREAMS- The Australian underground 2003(BEST IN OZ GARAGE UNDERGROUND) - Label:OFF THE HIP BEST IN OZ GARAGE UNDERGROUND! 25 TRAX 25 track comp highlighting the Aussie scene. Feat. Shutdown 66, Asteroid B-612, Stoneage Hearts, Hands Of Time, Frantics, etc. 12 page booklet eith photos and liners. Imp. COMP CD $14 SKU:1344
I Want, Need, Love You:VA- Garage Beat Nuggets from the Festival VaultsLabel:OFF THE HIP Killer 1960's Aussie garage-beat sounds, featuring the complete Festival-released (or distributed) recordings by The Black Diamonds, Toni McCann, The 5 and The Pogs – plus a few extras! With deluxe 28-page booklet featuring rare photos, remastered from the original tapes COMP CD $16 SKU:17654
TRIBUTE TO THE STEMS-The Great Stems Hoax (19 Australian and international garage & power-pop bands)Label:OFF THE HIP Nineteen Australian and international garage & power-pop bands have been compiled to pay tribute to one of Australia's most influential bands- The Stems! While the quintet enjoyed considerable success at home and abroad on an indie level they all but suddenly disbanded at the height of their popularity August of 1987. Reliving their 60's flavoured pop are bands like Even, P76, The Nuggets and The Crusaders to name a few. Comes with a full 16 page color booklet & liner notes from their true fans. For fans of The Hitmen, Hoodoo Gurus, DM3 and the Flamin' Groovies. COMP CD $14 SKU:19210
ESSENTIAL PEBBLES 2 - Best of American Garage Classics (60s Era ) DOublE CD SALE-Label:AIP Following the success of Vol 1, we have come up with enough equally great material for a second volume following the same concept.. The first disc contains some of the best tracks from the original Pebbles /Highs series that have yet to appear on CD. The second disc is especially tasty this time, again filled with never reissued classics, 29 this time! The music spans the spectrum of 60's local music scenes, with everything from raunchy frat to pop and pysch. None issued on CD before. COMP CD $14 SKU:2308
HAVA NARGHILE- Vol 1 (fantastic comp of 1967-75 Turkish psychedlic bellydance music ) - Label:BACCHUS Turkish garage and psych music. 21 trx (released from '66 to '75) of sizzling raga rock 9/16/2014guitar mingling with exotic sounds of the saz and killer fuzz guitar. COMP CD $10 SKU:342
MOTOR CITY IS BURNING VOL 1with SRB, RAtionals,Up - 1968 -1998 (Stooges, Sonic's Rendezvous Band Mitch Ryder and more)-Label:TOTAL ENERGY (Total Energy) Features the Rationals, Up, Stooges, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Ramrods, Mutants, Dirtys, Motor Dolls, Bootsey X, Uprising, more. “The ghost of Iggy and the Stooges also hovers over '80s tracks like ‘Pusherman of Love’ by Bootsey X and the Lovemasters and ‘I'm a Ramrod’ by the Ramrods. - Cub Koda / All Music Guide COMP CD $5 SKU:2223
MOTOR CITY IS BURNING VOL 2 - Va with Mitch Ryder, Ron Asheton and more- VOL 2 - 1970 -1998 SALE -Label:TOTAL ENERGY More of the best jams, kickin R&R, '77 punk rock, trash, garage, and 50's influenced R&B from the Motor City, all newly remasterd. You'll find previously unreleased tracks by Detroit w Mitch Ryder, The Gories with an unheard version of Queenies, The Hentchmen, Ten High, Ron Asheton's Destroy All Monsters, and SCR. Also a new studio track by ? and the Mysterians. “The second entry into this series strikes a nice balance between old favorites, legendary figures and modern-day Motor City bands. Iggy Pop and James Williamson's ‘Consolation Prize’ is here, along with previously unreleased live tracks from Guardian Angel and the Rockets. A previously unreleased ‘City Woman’ by Mitch Ryder and Detroit also makes an appearance with a rare track from the original SRC, ‘After Your Heart’. Tracks from Question Mark & the Mysterians (‘Love Says’) Ten High (Kim Fowley's ‘Underground Lady’), the Gories (a lo-fi boombox cut of their ‘Queenie’), and the Silencers and the Hentchmen complete the vinyl package with five extra tracks tacked onto the CD version. - Cub Koda / All Music Guide COMP CD $5 SKU:2224
PEBBLES CD BOX SET Ltd edition of 100- 12 CDS! plus extras -Label:AIP Pebbles Vol 1-10 on CD plus Vol 12 and a surprise AIP bonus cd!(note .. #11 was never released and never will be) To retain the look of the super cool lp size artwork we have the 12 cds packed flat and secured inside the same heavy duty rigid acid free polypropylene envelope as the vinyl version. We couldnt stand shrinking it down to cd size, it's just too amazing. With orig cover from rare UBIK release. Reproduction of historic letter from Lenny Kaye letter discussing the series with Greg, plus badge, poster, sticker, and repro of orig PEBBLES poster! PEBBLES. THE SERIES THAT INSPIRED THE ENTIRE GARAGE ROCK REVIVAL! In his review of the Pebbles series for Allmusic, Richie Unterberger comments: "Though 1972's Nuggets compilation reawakened listeners to the sounds of mid-'60s garage rock, it only focused on the tip of the iceberg. Behind those forgotten hits and semi-hits lurked hundreds, if not thousands, of regional hits and flops from the same era, most even rawer and cruder. . . . More than any other factor, these compilations [in the Pebbles series] were responsible for the resurgence of interest in garage rock, which remains high among collectors to this day."
Vol 1-10 plus #12 plus a surprise bonus AIP cd
Reproduction of Lenny Kaye Letter to Greg discussing the series 1971
Repro of RARE PEBBLES poster
(RE the packaging … Better than a cardboard box, if you ask us! Rigid polypropylene envelope. Button and string closure and flap. CD version is layered inside the lp sized packaging , a perfect fit, and is secured with inner packaging that includes a bonus LP cover of HIGHS IN THE MID SIXTIES.... perfect for hanging on the wall later-) COMP CD $99 SKU:12125
PLANETARY PEBBLES-VOL 1 - Surfbeat Behind the Iron-Label:AIP With this release we launch a new branch on the already-thriving Pebbles tree: Planetary Pebbles, a new approach to the international side of '60s garage music. This CD consists mainly of ultra-rare tracks from East Germany, Poland, Romania, and Czechoslovakia, countries not previously known to have had any indigenous music scenes to speak of. Fully documented with photos and liner notes, it also includes (in the spirit of the Cold War) some competing bands from the "free" world. All is utterly obscure and previously unreissued in any form. (And it's all cool as shit, too!) The vinyl edition leaves off the Western bands, but includes a non-CD bonus track by more Romanians. COMP CD $10 SKU:1132014
POP ON TOP- POP ON TOP- The Cream Of Australia's Power Pop Crop!(w DM3, Chevelles and more )LAST COPIES Label:BOMP Records Compiled by the Australian label Spinning Top, gathers up all the best of the country's prolific output, featuring some of Australia's most popular bands, among them The Chevelles, DM3, Superscope, Hub, The Flanders, The Rosebuds, The Early Hours, Rollercoaster, Epstein, The Pyramidiacs, Welcome Mat, Hammerfish, Ice Cream Hands, more. COMP CD $10 SKU:2100
ROOTS OF POWERPOP- VA with Barracudas, Romantics, BreakawaysLabel:BOMP Records This compilation chronicles the style that happened right after punk rock, when some of the bands learned how to play their instruments a little better and started borrowing melodies and harmonies from old '60s pop records. This marriage of melody and energy spawned a couple years' worth of exciting music and a lot of it happened on Bomp during the years 1979-1981. Every one of these 25 songs is a bona-fide classic, including bands like The Romantics, The Real Kids, The Flamin' Groovies, Shoes, 20/20, The Nerves, Pointed Sticks, The Zeros, The Last, and The Plimsouls. These are mostly tracks not otherwise available on CD, and a couple never never been released before in this country.Includes lots of photos and info. (Greg Shaw) COMP CD $10 SKU:2102
SHAKE SOME ACTION- Vol 3 (rare 70s power-pop, mod, and new wave singles )Label:SSA RECORDS Feat. Strangeways, Kick, Spys, Moondogs, Speedmetors, etc. 24 tracks. Imp COMP CD $15 SKU:743
SOUND OF SAN FRANCISCO- ST w Two Gallants, Coachwhips and more (promo)- Label:ALIVE 17 exclusive tracks and 13 bands. Features The Coachwhips, Two Gallants (early recording), Boyskout, Black Cat Music, Hotwires Titans, The Flakes, Big Midnight, etc. "There's a bevy of talent boiling over, captured on this surpringly consistent compilation. The hard-rocking Joan Jett-meets-AC/DC riffage of Nagg opens things with the smug "Beauty of the Bitch." the Coachwhips and Boyskout serve up cool synth-heavy tunes. Big Midnight and Black Cat Music layer Iggy Pop-style confessional rock with ominous layers of guitars and organ. the Holy Kiss sounds desperate and desolate like the finest work of Rowland S. Howard and The Aktion deliver solid power-pop hooks. The Sound Of San Francisco is just about as splintered and random as when I'd left it, but the bands of that time seem to have grown exponentially good extremly quickly." - Skyscrapper COMP CD $3 SKU:13080
TEE AND THE CRUMPETS- INTRODUCING (GARAGE)-Label:DIONYSUS San Francisco's Tee and Thee Crumpets have a sound and approach heavily rooted in the garage ethic, complete with fuzztone guitars, pounding drums, electric organ, harmonicas and screaming guitars! All original tunes that range from the brooding and moody to frantic beat driven punk. Did we tell you their drummer was in the legendary Count Backwurds? LP $7 SKU:18738
TELEPHONE LOVERS- ST COLOR VINYL (LA POWERPOP)-Label:DISCONNECTED My immediate response to first hearing Telephone Lovers was to surmise that the band had to be from Los Angeles. I got that right, although I may have been about 40 years off in pinning down the time frame! Telephone Lovers' self-titled debut just screams "L.A. power pop" - and in my mind I see this band sharing a stage with The Nerves or 20/20 in 1977. Telephone Lovers take it back to a time when power pop was one of our purest forms of rock n' roll - coming on like modern day heirs to the likes of Dwight Twilley, The Raspberries, Flamin' Groovies, and Scruffs. Even with an added pinch of New York Dolls/Hollywood Brats street tough glamour, the vibe here is so perfectly mid-'70s power pop that it's not hard to imagine any of these tracks turning up on the old Rhino Come Out and Play compilation.LP $16 SKU:18455
TELESCOPES-AS LIGHT RETURNS (+CD)-Label:TAPETE Oscillations of guitar feedback screech and howl through thick layers of distortion. Overtones shift and drift and combine on a carpet of white noise. In the eye of the storm, the voice of Stephen Lawrie remains calm, almost detached. The Telescopes' 2017 album is a listening experience that reaches beyond the realm of natural vision. This vinyl edition includes a free CD-version. LP $25 SKU:18985
TELESCOPES-TASTE (legendary UK SHOEGAZE PSYCH)CLASSIC BLACK VINYL Label:BOMP Reissue of the classic debut album by this legendary UK noise/space rock band. “Taste” was originally released in 1989 on What Goes On and reached #5 on the UK Indie Chart. LP $16 SKU:16706
TELESCOPES -As Approved By the Committee FUSCHIA VINYL, last copiesLabel:BOMP Originally released in the US in 2003 on CD only, this album compiles some of the band's earliest and best work, with material mostly out of print (and all of it previously unreleased in the USA), which originally appeared, with frequent chart success, on labels like Creation and What Goes On. The Telescopes were among the most innovative and challenging yet successful artists in Creation Records' "middle period", a leading part of the wave of sonic experimenters who included Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine, Spectrum and Spiritualized. Part of the British shoegazing movement given impetus by the JESUS AND MARY CHAIN and spearheaded by MY BLOODY VALENTINE, the TELESCOPES' sound borrowed from those two bands while adding their own garage punk flavor, experimenting with violins, trumpets, and dynamic contrasts. The vinyl version includes liner notes. Track listing : I Fall She Screams / There Is No Floor / Threadbare / Anticipating Nowhere / Please Before You Go / Silent Water / Everso / Never Learn Not to Love / Celeste / Flying / The Sleepwalk LP $17 SKU:11495
TELESCOPES - Untitled Second - ORANGE VINYL LAST COPIES ( psych rock shoegaze) - Label:BOMP The Telescopes were among the most innovative and challenging yet successful artists in Creation Records' "middle period", a leading part of the wave of sonic experimenters who included Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine, Spectrum and Spiritualized. Towards the end of their time with Creation, they made their most fully realized album yet, "#' (untitled second). This is the first time this great psychedelic album is being released in the US, and it comes with 3 bonus tracks. "The songs are built on acoustic guitars, then the tricked-out electric guitars are laid on top and garnished with bongos, organs, pianos, and all sorts of classic instruments. Stephen Lawrie's vocals are restrained and semi-emotional and female backing vocals add a touch of sweetness that might otherwise be missing from the record, as the overall atmosphere is very moody and introspective." - AMG LP $17 SKU:11494
TELEVISION-ADVENTURE - (1978 ) GOLD VINYL-Label:FOUR MEN WITH BEARDS Released in 1978, Television's second LP highlights the guitar interplay of Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd and reveals the dreamier, reflective side of this groundbreaking band. Features original artwork. Reissued on gold vinyl. (2016) LP $22 SKU:17884
TERRAPIN -SANCTUARY (ACID PSYCH)-Label: G.O.D. RECORDS Sanctuary' is the debut album by Terrapin, a trio from Athens, Greece, consisting of seasoned musicians who have left their mark on the local scene. (Two musicians are founding members of acclaimed psych-prog rockers No Man's Land). But this is much more than a side project. Centered around the songwriting of guitarist/vocalist Vassilis Bas Athanassiadis, Terrapin explores the realms of folk rock, acid folk, psychedelia and beyond, in a mostly guitar-driven, acoustic setting, with frequent bursts of electricity. A cast of highly regarded guests contribute on keyboards, harmonica, sitar and cello. Limited to 300 copies. LP $32 SKU:18845
THEE FOURGIVEN - Salvation Guaranteed LAST COPIES -Label:DIONYSUS Their third and last. Legendary three-piece rockin' from Rich Coffee and company.
LP $16 SKU:18016
THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT - Gear Blues DBL LP w 7” LAST COPIES -Label:ALIVE This vinyl version is a double-LP, color vinyl, with a one-side color 7-inch. It’s a ltd. edition. LP $20 SKU:4838
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
THIN LIZZY - Vagabonds of the Western World (’73 ) 180 gram - Label:FUTURE DAYS RECORDINGS Seismic shifts happened between the previous year's Shades of a Blue Orphanage and 1973's Vagabonds of the Western World. Frontman Phil Lynott was still documenting working class life in the group's native Dublin, and the band still featured guitarist Eric Bell and drummer Brian Downey, even if Bell was soon to leave; the shift was in the feel of the album. Between Jim Fitzpatrick's lurid album cover which depicted the band in space, the new, hot-rod-like Thin Lizzy logo, and Lynott's newly throaty howl, it's possibly the first Thin Lizzy album on which they truly could be described as a hard rock band. Vagabonds presented a swaggering confidence, a band buoyed by the success of semi-accidental smash hit 'Whisky in the Jar,' and carved out a moody, dark sound by borrowing bits from the blues, folk, psych, and Celtic music. Check out 'Slow Blues' for proof, and decide whether Lynott or the guitars win the wail-off that begins the track. 'Whisky in the Jar' had been a bone of contention for the band who felt it didn't represent them. Pushed out due to their presence on package tours with rockers Slade and Suzi Quatro, it seemed to seal their fate, and their Vagabonds single, 'The Rocker,' set out their stall for good. The weirdness and idiosyncrasies of Phil Lynott's early songwriting hadn't been ironed out completely: 'The Hero and the Madman' saw them try their hand at acid-fried cowboy rock -- if such a thing ever existed. After the album, and after Bell's departure due to ill health and disillusionment with the music industry, Thin Lizzy were reinvented once again. Lynott recruited two guitarists and the band left Decca to record Nightlife for Phonogram. Their big hits and glory years -- beginning with 1976's Jailbreak -- were still ahead of them, but, with Vagabonds as a centerpiece, Thin Lizzy's early years left behind a cabinet of curiosities." Pressed on 180-gram vinyl. LP $22 SKU:16582
THOMAS FUNCTION - ST LTD edition RED VINYL OFFICE FAVORITE, psych blues pop mix. Label:ALIVE You’re missing out if you dont get this one, a favorite here on the ALIVE office IPOD! Mellifluously mixing genres like country, R&B, psychedelia and blues underneath a sheen of jangly pop, Thomas Function has crafted a stunning collection of epic, memorable pop that builds up to a stunning release." - Flagpole LP $10 SKU:9007
THOMAS, IRMA - - In Between Tears FIRST PRESSING Ltd ed of 200 in Flamin Pink -liner note flier. LAST COPIES! -Label:ALIVE Produced by legendary soul singer songwriter/producer Jerry Williams Jr., aka Swamp Dogg, and featuring Duane Allman on two songs, Irma Thomas‘ "In Between Tears" is finally back on vinyl, lovingly remastered, and restored to its original cover for the first time since 1973. The CD digipack version also includes her second single for Canyon records, as well as newly penned liner notes.
"A lost classic that captures deep soul at its most poignant and resonant." -- AMG"Initially released in 1973 on the homegrown Fungus Records label, it has remained well under the radar for the past 40 years. It is one of the finest examples of early '70s soul I have ever heard." -- Blinded By Sound LP $25 SKU:15241
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
THUNDERS, JOHNNY- HURT ME -LTD ED RED vinyl - Label:EASY ACTION Remastered reissue of Johnny Thunders' classic acoustic album, recorded in Paris in 1983. Contains 19 tracks, including "Eve of Destruction," "Too Much Too Soon," "Cosa Nostra," and more. Limited to 750 copies. LP $25 SKU:16819
TORMENTORS- Hanging Around (60s Calif garage folk) Label:VOID Long awaited Void release of 67 California Garage folkadelia with some fuzz. Originals like the moody ‘Childhood Memories’ and the rocking ‘’Cause You Don't Love Me’ are highlights. Nice cover of the Beau Brummels but the rest are originals. This is mega rare as an original, and sought after the world over. We have used the exact cover design for this vinyl reissue. 700 Press. Full color cover + heavy vinyl.” "A truly experimental psych/rock/pop album from 1967. Featuring some very good garage, psych, and British Invasion sounds. Fuzzed out guitar, great vocal harmonies, and some really bizarre background sounds." $ LP $14 SKU:15680
TRAINWRECK RIDERS - The Perch W CD -Buffalo Springfield, Creedence style )Label:ALIVE Obscure ALIVE release... Great record, last copies! Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr., Buffalo Springfield and Creedence Clearwater Revival are among Trainwreck Riders admitted musical references, but it is said that the boys main influence is Rob Kerwin's, Steve and Andrew's dad, music collection of old timey country and fiddle playing. Their new album, "The Perch", is filled with the band's unique brand of romantic urban country, bohemian folk and dirty punk blues, and displays Pete Frauenfelder's and Andrew Kerwin's amazing songwriting evolution, both lyrically and musically. The band has toured the US with Langhorne Slim, Two Gallants and The Black Diamond Heavies LP $10 SKU:10152
TROYES-Love Comes, Love Dies: The Troyes Complete recordings (1966-68) ESSENTIAL MICHIGAN GARAGE PSYCH)-Label:LION Essential Michigan garage/psych! Propelled by their local chart-topper 'Rainbow Chaser,' Battle Creek quintet The Troyes entered the orbit of bandleader Ray Anthony (“Dragnet”, “Peter Gunn”), laying down a multitude of fuzztone laced tracks throughout 1966-1967 that, save for one 7” release on his Space Records label, remained unreleased on vinyl—until now. The Troyes exploded onto the music scene with 'Rainbow Chaser'. Sensing a new phenomenon, famed bandleader Ray Anthony signed the group to his new rock label Space Records. His faith in the band was so big that nearly two albums worth of material were recorded at United Sound (Detroit). Unfortunately, only two singles were issued. Far-out psychedelia, unhinged fuzz and farfisa garage, moody haunting sounds, face melters (check out 'Corn Flake')—it's all here. Rare photos, radio surveys, newspaper articles, Troyes memorabilia, and the story of a band that could have been big.
“Dare I say, even far better than the oft-lauded, collectible brigade of both reissued and unissued ‘60s LPs. The Bachs? The Dimensions? The Tempos? The Rising Storm? Public Nuisance? Sorry. This Troyes disc trumps them all.” —“Moptop” Mike Markesich, Ugly Things
"Had a Troyes LP come out in 1967, it would be well ensconced today as one of the Top 5 best from the era" —Ugly Things
"'Take 'Morning of the Rain' as a starting point: not satisfied with a ferociously twisted Dave Davies-aping "metal riff" they subject you to a blazing torrent of fuzztone and a growl of feedback topped with sinister Farfisa tones—a hundred Nuggets sets are woefully bereft of this unissued scorcher." —Shindig!
•"Essential? You bet." —Shindig!
•Masters meticulously prepared and cut for vinyl.
•Comes in deluxe tip-on jacket, including photos, newspaper articles, and the story of a band that could have been big.
•Edition of 500x copies
LP $29 SKU:19142
VAMPIROS EN LA HABANA - Cada Vez Me Gusta Mas Beber Vino LAST COPIES! - SEALED Label:MARILYN SEALED ORIGINAL PRESSING Early '90s Spanish drunken garage. WAREHOUSE FIND, only a few left LP LP $10 SKU:1868