May 27, 2022
It’s a long weekend here in the U.S., so keep calm if you don’t hear from us until Tuesday, ok?
Meanwhile, to keep you amused, we have another batch of imports for you, plus restocks from the ever popular 60s and 70s label GEAR FAB.
And BACK IN STOCK while they last, The Pebbles box sets! See details below.
Thanks, have a fab weekend!
25155, 20586, 25146, 22342, 25186, 25157, 20598, 25185, 20803, 19161, 19162, 23331, 25179, 10909, 25127, 17749, 25130
GEAR FAB SKUS
18870, 23184, 19635, 19186, 23272, 19002, 18656, 21718, 24823, 18660, 21724, 22028, 22032, 18837, 19456, 18637, 24903
PEBBLES BOX SETS!
Great news, our presseing plant found a few more jackets and we were able to put together more of the famous PEBBLES BOX SETS. Get em while you can.
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."
NOTE: PEBBLES was originally mastered by Greg Shaw, from old singles from his collection. The first song on side one was even mastered with a SKIP! Bands often perform that song with the skip, to the delight of their audience. We have not remastered or changed the originals in any way. If you want perfect sound quality, this aint the place for it. This is the historical original mastering with all of its flaws and character.
PEBBLES “BOX “ SET - Vol 1-5 BLACK VINYL With orig cover from rare UBIK version!, Lenny Kaye letter, and more! COMP LP $125 SKU:13593
PEBBLES 10 LP “BOX” SET - CLASSIC BLACK - Vol 1-10 With orig cover from rare UBIK version! !, Lenny Kaye letter, and more! COMP LP $225 SKU:13594
ABOUT THE PACKAGING
Better than a cardboard box, if you ask us ! Wont shred and is acid-free to protect your jackets Rigid polypropylene envelope. Button and string closure and secure flap. This will be shipped in a very heavy double walled box.to protect your records.
NEW IMPORT ARRIVALS
AKBAYRAM, EDIP-ST- (70s Turkish fuzz) Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS Edip Akbayram's a frail guy who spent his childhood unable to walk, but once he grew up he was on Istanbul TV in a whitey-fro and knee length colored robes. Akbayram's voice is big & open, and it took him all across Turkey at the height of Anatolian psychedelia. This 1st album collects precious singles from 1972-74, with dark melodies that descend in loose spirals, seemingly forever. Tunes taken from mystic Sufi poets who played the baglama, but retrofitted with hard plowing electric bass lines, funky drums, fuzz-wah guitars and keyboards. Remastered sound, insert/booklet with photos and liner notes by Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records). CD $12 SKU:25155
AKBAYRAM, EDIP -DOSTLAR- NEDIR NE DEGILDIR? (70s Turkish fuzz) Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS As Turkey's political factions turned more aand more violent in the late 1970s, Buscemi-eyed Edip Akbayram was nearly beaten up by rioting audiences for daring to sing about rural points of view that were naturally critical of Istanbul's political leaders. This second album of Anatolian psychedelia, originally released in 1977, showed defiance even in its gatefold art, with a drawing of the band members seeming to grow straight out the ground, covered in plant tendrils. Akbayram poached members of Mogollar and Baris Mano's Kurtalan Ekspres to get the best fuzz breaks and hammond slams & put 'em straight in your ears. The band also tried out some mixes that pushed the vocals or a particular instrument way up front, and of course long, low, reverberant welcomes from Edip's echo-covered voice. CD $12 SKU:20586
BLACK SPELL- THE PURPLE SKULL (psych occult doom band)Label:FORBIDDEN PLACE The Purple Skull' is the 2022 album by the psych occult doom band from the North East of Italy, Black Spell. Acid fuzz doom psych perfection... CD $19 SKU:25146
CHILLIHOUNDS- SHAKE YOUR SKULL (Swedish glam blues 70s style oddity)Label:TRANSUBSTANS ]Having grown up on bearded swamp blues, glam flamboyance and menace riffing theres not a doubt in the world that CHILLIHOUNDS learned the swagger of rocknroll in the best of ways. Forming in Gothenburg in 2003 the band take its time perfecting their retrospective groove seldom heard this side of the seventies. CD $10 SKU:22342
COOLEY MUNSON- In Debt (70s So Cal. hippie psych ) -Label:GUERSSEN RECORDS Bill Cooley and Alan Munson were two friends in Santa Barbara, California, living their early 20s writing folk-rock songs for their pleasure. That was 1972, and they decided to put these songs into the studio, self-produce the album and press a tiny quantity of 500 pieces hoping it could help getting a contract with a major company. This never happened, as you would have guessed, and sure this fact helped making their sole album, In Debt, a major collectable item in the folk-rock and psychedelic rock listeners and collectors. Today, original copies of this record fetch quite interesting sums when changing hands in record fairs or internet auctions. Being a private pressing, you can easily imagine it's not a big production, but no care. This album has the right feel and you won't need anything else to make it one of your faves. All tracks are original compositions, and the style is very personal. It's folk-rock, but many tracks are quite psychedelic too, in their own way. But don't look close for influences, they will not come to mind that easily. Bill and Alan had their own psychedelic folk-rock style, and the raw, sometimes amateurish feel that these recordings have give the album the final distinctive touch. Never reissued before in any format, now here we come with a splendid reissue, with the collaboration of the guys. Remastered sound taken from the master tapes, CD version comes with booklet and outer slimcase. Alan Munson kept going the folk-rock way and released two solo albums during the '70s too, which we are also re-releasing along with In Debt. CD $14 SKU:25186
COUNTRY-ST (1971 forgotten gem)Label:SLIPSTREAM Originally released in 1971 this forgotten gem is ripe for rediscovery. COUNTRY were originally a duo called Fondiler & Snow. Both Michael Fondiler and Tom Snow had already played with legends. Michael had been a member of the pre-SPIRIT bands The Red Roosters and Western Union whilst Tom had been an original member of Gram Parsons' band THE LIKE in 1965. With the addition of Michael's brother Steve, Bobby De Simone and Ian Espinoza they became COUNTRY and produced this marvellous album which holds similarities to the music of James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Bread. Impressed by the band, Peter Asher soon took over their leadership but despite recording another fine album their record label pulled the plug. Tom Snow stayed with Peter Asher for a solo career and later became a million selling songwriter for the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Cher... The list goes on and on. This Remastered album includes all original tracks, plus five bonus tracks that have never previously been released. One of these gems, 'SYLVIE', features Lowell George on slide guitar. SPIRIT's and JO JO GUNNE's Mark and Matt Andes also offer guest performances. Tom Snow tells Country's story in the extensive liner notes and recalls his days with Gram Parsons. Track Listing: 1. Beverly Glen 2. Love Quite Like Her Kind 3. Give My Best To Everyone 4. Traveling Salesman 5. Janie 6. Going Away 7. Fine And Easy 8. It's All The Same 9. Man From Alabama 10. Aragon Ballroom 11. Killer 12. Rock & Roll Heaven 13. Sylvie (Bonus) Fondiler & Snow: 14. Just A Thought 15. Please Michael 16. Aragon Ballroom 17. Salt Lake City CD $14 SKU:25157
DARXTAR-TOMBOLA (Swedish psych heads! Hawkwind/Pink Floyd style) SAALE! Label:RECORD HEAVEN Swedish psych heads! Mixing the best elements of HAWKWIND and FLOYD, they present us a heavy psychedelic journey CD $10 SKU:20598
DEAD MAN - EUPHORIA (Swedish heavy psych) -Label:CRUSHER digipack The remarkable and excellent new album from these Swedish psych-heads. 11 notably well written tracks in which progressive folk and darker, heavy psych-rock (with exciting guitar eruptions) go hand in hand. A superb follow up to their promising, self titled debut from 2006. CD $12 SKU:25185
DEEP WINTER -ST (garage blues psych)Label:KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ DEEP WINTER is a garage-rock duo that delivers an intense and dynamic hybrid of classic rock, garagerock, hard blues, psychedelic rock and alternative rock. Deep Winter's eclectic approach leads to a style that's totally fit for the 21st century. CD $10 SKU:20803
HACKENSACK-GIVE IT SOME(70s gritty blues rock)-Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES Repressed CD. Here are 15 previously unreleased tracks, recorded between 1969-1972. This material was intended for a proptosed debut album on Island and dates from the band's early recording period, highlighting their gritty hard-edged blues rock origins. CD $12 SKU:19161
HACKENSACK-LIVE-THE HARD WAY(70s gritty blues rock)LAST ONE! -Label:BULLS EYE Repressed. A blistering uncensored LIVE SET for Swiss radio, recorded in 1973. Included are 4 bonus tracks, recorded live that same year, among which two frenzied versions of their tour de force 'Up The Hard Way'. CD $12 SKU:19162
JAGGED EDGE AKA THE OFF-SET-A CHANGE IS GONNA COME (60s garage psych) SAALE! Label:BREAKAWAY Break-A-Way presents the bands first complete long player incl. their two sharp 45s and for the first time a fistful of six vintage demos. The LP has the bands 1966 all-time garage classic debut 45, "You Cant Keep A Good Man Down b/w How Shes Hurtin Me" and their second single release "A Change Is Gonna Come" b/w their wild psychedelic raga classic "Xanthia" recorded under the moniker "Off-Set". Additionally there are two alternate takes of single tracks and four completely unreleased 1965/66 recordings such as the psych/punker "Lies I Spoke" completely with psychy effects and a raga-esque break; the strong moody folkrocker "Look In Her Eyes" as well as "Reflections" and "Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself", two tracks from the poppier side of the band. This collection proves : the Jagged Edge were way ahead of their times and finally carve out their slice of rock history. All tracks are painstakingly remastered for the garage connoisseurs listening pleasure CD $12 SKU:23331
MOTHER MARS - Fossil Fuel BLues (Aussie blues psych) SAALE! -Label:Pepper Shaker Australian bluesy psychedelic band Mother Mars' third album has a darker almost doom edge to some of the tracks. CD $14 SKU:25179
NOMADDS- ST ( 60's pop POKORA FAVE!) digipack -Label:WAYBACK RECORDS Watch out for the spelling of this album rarity by Illinois 60s band "NOMADDS". This is one of the real rare 60s albums, marked with four stars in Pokoras "1001 Rare Record Cover Book" and gets mentioned in Ugly Things "20Little-Known Albums That Need To Be Reissued" Section Amazing in its Beatle-like classiness and talent." (Patrick Lundborg - Author of Acid Archives). REMASTERED TO EXCELLENT SOUND, ORIGINAL COVER, 500 copies only. CD $8 SKU:10909
STONER - TOTALLY ( heavy blues, desert rock and psych rock jams) Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUL f the name Stöner seems a little on the nose, well... it is. Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri, founding members of the stoner rock legend Kyuss, are joined again by drummer Ryan Güt (of Bjork's solo band) and they've got dibs on the thick and dusty swinging grooves, returning as Stöner with their sophomore release 'Totally...' Stöner's love for their early inspirations (bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss, Ramones, Blue Cheer, Misfits, Black Flag, The Stooges, MC5) result in big, groovy, sunbaked riffs that can cruise low and slow but then floor it and run all the red lights. Live, this is a band about the magnetism between the players, the groove, the loose vibe and straight up badass rock and roll... Stöner are masters of their trade. With 'Totally...' Stöner is in its true form, getting together and having fun. Stöner's world is a colorful joyride, heavy of rock but not of head. The record cranks with vibes of classic hard rock, heavy blues, desert rock and psych rock jams - things that come organically to this trio. Stöner can't help but express an abundance of punk rock rawness and passion for real rock and roll swagger. With two records, 'Live At Mojave' and 'Stoners Rule' (available on Heavy Psych Sounds), 'Totally...' sees the band realizing the chemistry of these old friends developing a statement of pure rock and roll fun.Produced, recorded and mixed by Yoseph Sanborn and Stöner. Guest appearances on guitar by Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and Mario Lalli (Yawning Man). CD $19 SKU:25127
GOLDEN GRASS/- 4 WAY SPLIT-4-Way Split Vol. 2 (HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS. -Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS (ITALY) KILLER BOOGIE/WILD EYES/BANQUET After spacing out fiercely on the first volume of the Heavy Psych Sounds 4-Way Split, it's time to hit the ground running! The HPS 4-Way Split Vol. 2 brings funked-out '70s boogie down the highway with heavy hitters Wild Eyes, recent HPS-signees Banquet, Brooklyn sunshine rockers The Golden Grassand fuzz traditionalists Killer Boogie. All four bands bring a fresh sound to classic heavy rock, and after uniting Naam, White Hills, Black Rainbows and The Flying Eyes to highlight trippy psychedelic groove, HPS 4-Way Split Vol. 2 gives an earthier take while continuing to feature some of the underground's best up and coming acts! COMP CD $12 SKU:17749
MUTANTS (FINLAND)- DEATHRACE 3000 (Psychedelic voodoo groove;!) Label:GREEN COOKIE Funky garage. Afrogaragemambo. Psychedelic voodoo groove; Finland's The Mutants are tough to pin down when it comes to genres. The band originally started as an instrumental garage rock band in 1998. The line-up was completed by a percussionist and a saxophone player. The band released their debut 7" 'Le Mutant' in the summer of 2001 on Legal Records after which the band has released a bunch of singles and appeared on compilations. 'Deathrace 3000', originally released in 2002 on CD only, comes on green vinyl. LP $25 SKU:25130
GEAR FAB RESTOCKS
CHIRCO - Visitation (1972 fuzz guitar)-Label:GEAR FAB This 1972 rock opera LP was first released in Denver, Colorado but recorded in New York City and Connecticutt. It is full of fuzz guitar, fine vocals, and outstanding vibes.
CD $10 SKU:18870
DAY BLINDNESS- ST (1969 San Francisco psych) - Label:GEAR FAB Day Blindness- Yes, the great San Francisco Psych band that bear an uncanny resemblance to the Doors and Iron Butterfly!!! Late 60's West Coast Pysch at its Best!! CD $10 SKU:23184
DEERFIELD - Nil Desperandum (1971 Texas Buffalo SPringfield style) - Label:GEAR FAB This classic 1971 Texas band features great harmonies and instrumentation, very much in the vien of America, The Eagles, and Buffalo Springfield. The original Flat Rock releases, right off the Master Tapes!! CD $10 SKU:19635
DRYWATER - Backbone of the Nation *(Ultra rare 60s garage psych)-Label:GEAR FAB 24Page Digipak with lots of band photos!! THIS Ultra-Rare (Garage/Psych record from a small rural Pennsylvania band first saw the light of day last year on vinyl from Time-Lag. Now the band members have licensed us the exclusive rights for compact disc release on Gear Fab inclusive e of 2 previously unreleased tracks!! Featuring fuzzed out guitar, luxurious 12 string guitar and driving drumming!! CD $10 SKU:19186
EARTHEN VESSEL-Everlasting Life ( A must for the psych freak!)Label: GEAR FAB 70s PSYCH -The ultra- rare 1970 LP- Heavy Rock: Everlasting Life. Off the master tapes, this Jefferson Airplane/Cream inspired music is one of a kind. Spacey AND VERY haunting vocals, distorted guitar, Farfisa Organ; it will take you to new limits of Psychedelia.
From on line review -- When I hear the term "xian psych" I usually head the other direction, however this outfit sucked me with the mind blowing psych anthem "Life Everlasting" on a Gear Fab comp and I had no choice but to buy the album. Disappointed? Not in the least, more like surprised! Great fuzz psych with good tunes and some guitar work that would make Blue Cheer blush. Also the male and female vocals are both top notch, and "Life Everlasting" still makes the hair on the back of my neck raise up.A must for the psych freak! CD $10 SKU:23272
ELDERBERRY JAK - Long Overdue (1970 Hard Rock/Psych classic )Label:GEAR FAB The great 1970 Hard Rock/Psych classic from this long-lost West Virginia band!! Lots of never before seen photos too!! CD $10 SKU:19002
ELYSIAN FIELD -ST (1968 heavy PSYCH) Label:GEAR FAB The final incarnation of Soul, Inc. The band had by now transitioned from the innocence of the Pop/RoclkPsych sound to a more hard, angrier, and heavier sound, very much like most of the music in late 1968 and early 1969. 17 never before released tracks PLUS their two Imperial 45s and newly discovered acetates from 1968!! CD $10 SKU:18656
KEYES -ST Louisville Music Series #7 (mid 60s psych rock) Label:GEAR FAB The Seventh Installment of our Louisville Music Series. Another great band that exchanged band members with Soul Inc., Elysian Field, The Rugbys, and The Oxfords. Featuring the brother combo of Tom & Jim Owen, these 25 tracks were recorded between 1965-69 and are off the Master tapes from Sambo Studios!! Great mid-60s rock and psych sound. 22 of these tracks have never before been released. CD $10 SKU:21718
KRISTYL- ST (classic 70s underground ) Label:GEAR FAB A real classic of '70s underground rock, the 1975 self-released sole album by Kentucky band Kristyl is regarded as one of the best guitar psych-rock albums from the '70s and a true collector's gem, CD $10 SKU:24823
MAYPOLE - The Real (LOST USA PSYCH CLASSIC 1970)Label:GEAR FAB Lost US psych classic, originally recorded in 1970, by this Baltimore twin guitar powerhouse, who specialized in fluid improvisation, complex and melodic song structures, and high charged emotions in their performance. One to file next to your Public Nuisance and Morgen LPs. As good as it gets for this type of record. State of the art remastering by Golden Mastering, and complete historical notes by Maypole co-founder, Dennis Tobell, and Anopheles Records' Karl Ikola. CD $10 SKU:18660
NEUTRAL SPIRITS -ST (1972 private press psych jewel)Label:GEAR FAB One of those privately pressed jewels from 1972, with a great weird garagy PSYCHEDELIC sound, we are all hunting after. Doors-inspired music with great fuzz sound and distorted guitars. Their songs range from songs of protest such as 'Speaking Freeley' and Flying' to the 7 minute fuzz-fest 'Flower'. Only 500 originals were pressed 400 of which were destroyed in a fire, so remaining originals are very hard to come by and go for the 4 digits in bucks, and still hardly ever pop up. Featuring nice photos and story of the band. CD $10 SKU:21724
OXFORDS - FLYING UP THROUGH THE SKY PART ONE (Jefferson Airplane style 1970) w ten bonus tracks!-Label:GEAR FAB When this Louisville, Kentucky Band recorded this classic 1970 LP, they also recorded 16 additional tracks between 1967 and 1971. These newly discovered tapes offer us more of their unique Spanky & Our Gang, Jefferson Airplane, and The Mamas & The Papas sound influences. All never before released. Oxfords sole 1970 privately pressed album is one of the best late 60s US psychedelic soft rock albums. Excellent male female vocals and complex original songs. It contains 4 bonus tracks from their pre-LP 45", which were not included in the original album. CD $10 SKU:22028
SOUL INC - Vol 1 (NOT SOUL! 60s psych from Lousville!-Label:GEAR FAB Don't let the name fool you!! SOUL INC were one of the biggest bands in Louisville during the 60's and released 7 singles between '65-'69. They recorded much more that was recently discovered in the studio archives. Great PSYCHEDELIC music that shows the band transition from mid- to late 60's when they became 'Elysian Field'. CD $10 SKU:22032
STONE GARDEN -ST (US. 60s HEAVY PSYCH) Label:GEAR FAB For the late 60’s, there wasn’t a much heavier record thanthis amazing slab of US Heavy Psychedelic/Acid Rock!Stone Garden hailed from a state one could assume was among the last touched by the chemical stimulant-inspired revolution in rock music in the '60s. But you wouldn't be able to tell that from Stone Garden. Cobbled together from live and studio recordings made between 1969 and 1971, the reissue collects virtually every available note by the pack of Idaho teens, including both sides of their lone, extremely rare 45 ("Oceans Inside Me"/"Stop My Thinking"). Aside from that single, all the tracks remained unreleased until appearing as a superbly packaged 1998 Rockadelic LP, reproduced in its entirety on this Gear Fab CD. So is it worth all the archival fuss? Mostly, yes, it really is. Stone Garden is an always blistering and often thrilling racket that splits the difference between the plundering depths of hard rock and the mind-excursion highs of psychedelia (or, more precisely, acid rock), carving out a nifty Western patch of its own. A heady trick for a group of boys from the potato state in the year of Woodstock, and, if dated in minor ways, still body-rattling music decades after the fact. There is some dense riffage (the re-recorded version of "Oceans," "It's a Beautiful Day," an awesome "Woodstick") that comes as close to proto-heavy metal shredding as anything else recorded in or around 1969 (that includes Steppenwolf, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, and Blue Cheer), and the band had both an affinity and knack for scintillating, dual-guitar electric blues ("Stop My Thinking"), although the album's sole outright misstep, "SF Policeman Blues," apes early Grateful Dead a little too closely. But there is plenty of consciousness-expanding, detail-intriguing, and ominous melodic shifts, nifty but queasy coats of echo, Zappa-esque avant-garde effects ("Bastard"), and surprisingly mature and hip lyrics -- even if the performances are not exactly nuanced. Subtle Stone Garden was not. But the music can cut you off at the knees and knock the wind out of you, which is pretty impressive stuff. CD $10 SKU:18837
TAYLES - Who Are These Guys? (1971 blues psych)-Label:GEAR FAB From Madison, Wisconsin came this merry band of musicians. Includes all tracks from their great 1971 LP plus four songs from their double 45 gatefold. Hey, two of these songs were banned from radio!!!!FROM TOP 25 POP MADISON ALBUMS OF ALL TIME:
13. Tayles Who Are These Guys? (1972) Recorded live at the Nitty Gritty, this collection of blues-rock captures the musical feel of Vietnam-era Madison. Paul Reyzold's organ added pyschedelia that was as bright as a tie-dyed shirt; Scott Eakin's flute was as groovy as a VW bus. Jeremy Wilson started the band in 1966. Like hippie culture, Tayles faded away near the end of 1972. CD $10 SKU:19456
THOMAS EDISUNS ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB BAND - ST (1967 garage, psych, & British Invasion sounds) Label:GEAR FAB 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. CD $10 SKU:18637
BRIGG- ST (collectable psych/folk/hard-rock album from 1973.)Label:GUERSSEN First ever legit vinyl reissue, sanctioned by the band members, of this collectable psych/folk/hard-rock album from 1973. Brigg were a rural Pennsylvania folk-tinged psychedelic band formed by three high school friends: Rob Morse, Jeff Willoughby, and Rusty Foulke. In 1973, they borrowed the money to record their first album together. They called it Brigg after one member saw the name in a dream. It was recorded at a grocery store converted into a 4-track studio. The photos for the cover were taken in a purportedly haunted house in Danville. The band members pressed 1000 copies and sold some to their friends but never played a live show together. They divided the remaining copies between them and went their separate ways. Several decades later, the Brigg album became a collector's item and was bootlegged all over the world. Original artwork in heavy cardboard sleeve; Insert with liner notes and photos. "A mix of basement hardrock and rural hippie prog-folk" --Patrick Lundborg (Acid Archives). LP $30 SKU:24903