Posted on 14th Apr 2021
Some new arrivals AND some nice discounts for you guys! And for some real deals, check out the Dionysus releases, lots of items at $5 and under, all great garage, punk, psych, powerpop and more.
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BARGAINS,REMINDERS AND RESTOCKS
DEMONICS - RITUAL ON THE BEACH (w NIKKI CORVETTE!)Label:ALIEN SNATCh Nice digipack release. 3rd Full length album is dripping with tremendously catchy melodies, upbeat dragpunk riffs and references to the Californian lifestyle. It's an evil Jan & Dean beach party gone wrong with guest appearances by WHOLLY SMOKES of the DWARVES and underground legend NIKKI CORVETTE. The perfect soundtrack to anyone's summer. Comes with GREAT ARTWORK. CD $17 SKU:24396
FEVERS-Love Always Wins (70s powerpop NErves style ! ) Label:ALIEN SNATCh As powerpop as Teenage Head, Nerves and Knack (without ties & laughing all the way to the bank) while taking their cues from the "odd" bubblegum craze boy groups of the 60's and injecting stunning "nice guy" 60's harmonies. No need for gimmicks here, they just love to rock. They love it loud but they dont wanna be "LOUD" like most of the others out there. The combination of Gavin's undeniably distinguished raspy voice, backed by that foot-tapping juice-driving heart-soaring lead guitar with Who-ish rough punchiness creates a sound that is simple but surprising, intense but subtle and shining, shining bright. CD $17 SKU:24390
HARBINGER -Second Coming -60s loner folk w free MP3, liners and rare photos ) Label:GUERSSEN The beyond rare second album released by loner/downer folk legend Dave Bixby, recorded around the same year as his first one, the now famous "Ode to Quetzalcoatl". Musically is equally as good and very similar to the first one but this time the recording took place in a professional studio, so the sound is improvedFeatures carefully remastered sound from a clean vinyl (no master tapes exists) done at Shadoks Music Studios, and an insert with extensive and detailed liner notes by Matvei Procak - the guy who found Bixby in 2006 - plus some rare pictures. Includes a free MP3 download code as well CD $10 SKU:21114
PACIFIC SOUND- FORGET YOUR DREAM (Swiss masters of psych 1972)Label:LONGHAIR New remastered and repress reissue on CD taken from the original Mastertapes of one and only album by Swiss masters of PSYCHEDELICA 'Pacific Sound' originally released in 1972. A truly spectacular heavy psychedelic album and pure classic of it's time. Flying acid leads, roaring keyboards, strange vocals. This CD issue has 3 singles-bonus tracks from 1971, extensive liner notes and lots of nice pictures of the band: A great Swiss psychedelia band: CD $22 SKU:24378
BRINCOS- WORLD DEVIL BODY (Spanish psych/prog masterpiece from 1970-DBL LP Label:GUERSSEN // MUNDO DEMONIO CARNE 50th Anniversary deluxe edition of this Spanish psychedelic/progressive masterpiece from 1970. First ever vinyl reissue featuring the intended but never used at the time nude gatefold cover design by painter Claudio Bravo. This double set includes the Spanish version of the album plus, for the first time on vinyl, the alternate English version, which has a different tracklisting. Comes with 12-page colour insert with detailed liner notes in English and Spanish and rare photos plus poster. LP $35 SKU:24049
SAALE, REMINDERS AND RESTOCKS
SINGLES-Start AGain (Brit invasion, glam, power pop) ONE COPY Label:SOUND ARTIFACTS British invasion, glam, garage rock, punk and blues inspired power pop from Vince Frederick and Nicky Veltman of Gore Gore Girls. CD $19 SKU:23696
SIRENS -ST (70s style SHANGRI LAS/ glam style!)Label:GET HIP The bulk of this debut was recorded in a 48-hour frenzy at Tarbox Studios by Michael Ivins of the Flaming Lips. Taking his cue from a description of their sound as some where between the Shangri-Las and Black Sabbath, Ivins perfectly captures the lethal combination of loud fuzz guitars and serious singing that sets these girls apart from the usual “Detroit Garage Sound.” This record is also graced by 3 glam-basted tunes produced by Jim Diamond, including a cover of the little known pre-NY Dolls British rock kings, The Hollywood Brats. And speaking of covers, the Sirens apologetically mine the endless supply of Rock 'n Roll nuggets that inspire them. The offerings on this record run the full gamut from Roky Erickson to Suzi Quatro, from the Equals to Timi Yuro, while firmly rooted in their ’70s Glam influenced sound. CD $10 SKU:21816
SKELETONS-Nothing to Lose (American roots music) Label:Hightone records Another charmingly ragged slice of American roots music, Nothing to Lose is a typically infectious set of blues, country-rock and rock & roll that proves why the Skeletons have long been considered one of America's best, most underrated bar bands. CD $10 SKU:24325
SLEEPY JOHN - ST (60S IDAHO PSYCH W BONUS TRACKS)-Label:GEAR FAB The Washington State psych band's total recorded output of music between 1969-1970. Heavy swirling organ coupled with fuzzed out guitars!! Off the master tapes. Over 70 minutes in all. These guys played with the likes of Stone Garden and The Bards!! CD $10 SKU:18659
SMALL FACES --Greatest Hits: Immediate Years-Label:CHARLY Mono versions! Classic hit singles, worldwide A & B sides newly remastered from original mono master tapes. We all know the Small Faces was one of the finest bands of the 60's. Remastered from the original tapes and sounding better than you have ever heard them before, this collection of their Immediate years A and B side singles reminds you of the classic songs that the band produced. CD gatefold pack. Twenty tracks. CD $10 SKU:24313
SMITH, CRAIG - Love is our Existence (1969 psych weirdness)Label:Maitreya Apache Music Craig Smith was an extraordinarily gifted songwriter and musician who seemed poised for a successful career in the 1960s music business until his life was derailed by drugs and schizophrenia. In 1969 clean-cut, charismatic Craig Smith became Maitreya Kali, a dark, disturbed psychedelic Messiah figure with a black widow spider tattooed on his third eye. He laid out his strange vision on a self-released double-album Apache/Inca (1972), which would become a sought-after artifact of the psychedelic era. Success came easily for Craig Smith. In 1963, right out of high school he became a cast member of the popular Andy Williams TV show as one of the Good Time Singers, a wholesome folk ensemble that recorded for Capitol Records. Next he landed one of the lead parts in a new TV show, The Happeners, about a Greenwich Village folk group. But when the TV pilot was not picked up, he set out on his own musical path with the folk-rock duo Chris & Craig and then the more psychedelic Penny Arkade, produced and managed by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees. Throughout this period Smith was constantly writing songs, some of which were recorded by other artists, including the Monkees ("Salesman"), Andy Williams ("Holly", "Christmas Holiday"), the Robbs ("Rapid Transit"), and Glen Campbell ("Country Girl"). But soon afterwards, his life took a dark, terrifying turn. Turning to LSD and Eastern mysticism he journeyed through Asia along the hippie trail where he was brutally attacked, raped, and left for dead. He was never the same again. As Maitreya Kali, he self-released the now legendary Apache and Inca albums in 1972 before disappearing into the shadows. He spent much of the 1970s in prison or in mental institutions before eventually drifting into homelessness on the streets of Hollywood. He died in his sleeping bag in North Hollywood Park in March 2012. Craig's older brother Gary contacted Stax with a trove of unreleased music. The best of those songs are presented on Love Is Our Existence. Professionally recorded in Los Angeles studios between 1966 and 1971, these previously unheard songs reveal a singer and songwriter of breathtaking depth and talent. Remastered from acetate discs and master tapes. CD $19 SKU:20359
SMITH, CRAIG - (MAITREYA KALI) APACHE-INCA(1969 psych weirdness)Label:Maitreya Apache Music The first ever official release of Craig Smith's psychedelic folk masterpiece 'Apache-Inca'. In 1972, after changing his name to Maitreya Kali, Craig compiled and custom-pressed two LPs documenting his musical journey from 1967-72, including tracks with the Penny Arkade. Combined into a double album set, 'Apache-Inca' was given away or sold hand to hand on the street before Maitreya... and Craig... disappeared into the shadows. Only a handful of original copies are known to exist. The last time one was offered for sale, it went for over $10,000. Pirate copies routinely sell for over $400. Released by arrangement with the Smith family, comes in digipak with 32-page booklet. CD $19 SKU:22321
SMOGTOWN- Domesticviolenceland (OC skate punk ) -Label:DISASTER Records Great 2nd album by OC punk rock wonders. A future classic! CD $5 SKU:23712
SNAKES- BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE-RELATED-S 60S PSYCH STYLE- LAST COPY S Label:EVIL LAST COPIES Deriving influences as diverse as the Velvet Underground, mid-sixties electric Dylan, and psychedelia, they have navigated a path that is uniqauely their own. Formed in LA and consisting of members Lenny Pops (guitar & vocals, ex-Brian Jonestown Massacre), Chris Camacho (bass, ex-Bloom), Dan Joewright (drums), Deonna Boman (guitar) and Gordon Bowen (keyboards). CD $15 SKU:23227
SNEETCHES & CHRIS WILSON -Flaming Groovies related - ST ( Flamin Groovies related power pop ) LAST COPIES! Label:MARILYN Wilson, who was the George Harrison to Cyril Jordan's Lennon/McCartney during the Groovies' most British Invasion-inspired phase, is completely in charge here; along with three spirited live renditions of Flamin Groovies classics, "Between the Lines," "I'll Cry Alone," and, interestingly, "Slow Death" (which was written and recorded by the Roy Loney incarnation of the band before Wilson even joined) CD $10 SKU:23954
SNOWY DUNES-ATLANTIS(70s style heavy psych blues)Label: OZIUM Snowy Dunes have caught a heavy blues. They're far from the only ones. The last couple years have witnessed a nascent surge of soul-driven heavy rock, and whether manifest in the high-order pop hooks of Snowy Dunes' Swedish countryfolk Blues Pills, the grit of New York's Geezer or the dug-in jams of Australia's Child, these worldwide examples are tied together through a blend of sonic fluidity, songcraft, open atmosphere and underlying naturalism that carries across this core sound as a next logical step forward for what in the earlier part of the decade might've been more straight-ahead boogie rock recorded on vintage gear. Snowy Dunes keeps impressing with their psychedelic/blues rock, putting themselves at the top of interesting bands from Sweden! You don't need any recreational drugs to take the journey. Just let the music in and it will do the rest for you. If you like you music spiced with a huge dose of the '70s then you have come to the right band. CD $17 SKU:23662
SONIC DAWN- ECLIPSE (STONER PSYCH)-Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS The rays of The Sonic Dawn are like a reminder that reality is only temporary. Flickering between light and darkness, their sound burns with an intensity that places the Danish trio among the top psychedelic acts of their time. Following their first two album releases, The Sonic Dawn have toured Europe more or less constantly, only returning home to focus on their biggest work to date: Eclipse. Their third full-length, is the product of a full year's labor, with all 13 tracks carefully selected from among over 40 candidates. Inspired by personal tragedies and the current meltdown of the world as we know it, the songs deal with a feeling of despair that many will recognize, but also seem to say that one can heal and come out stronger, if one dares take the leap. The result is a cinematic journey in sonic technicolor. Here, even the catchiest melody casts a mysterious shadow, and every mind-altering solo is torn out of Emil Bureau's guitar as if it owed him money. CD $14 SKU:23062
SONIC DAWN -PERCEPTION (mix between a '68 biker movie soundtrack and Scandinavian psych!)-Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS 'Perception' is the debut album by The Sonic Dawn from Copenhagen. The sound can be described as a mix between a '68 biker movie soundtrack and the signature Scandinavian psychedelic sound. A coherent album full of twangy guitars, dreamy vocals, sitar and groovy rhythms. Several tracks feature the immensely talented organist Erik 'Errka' Petersson of Siena Root and Dean Allen Foyd. CD $16 SKU:23064
SONS OF HERCULES-ST (MC5 Radio Birdman style) Label:UNCLEAN DEBUT! GREAT MC5/ RADIO BIRDMAN-TYPE RNRCD $10 SKU:23610
SORROWS - Bad Times Good Times 1977 POWER POP -6 page booklet w/liner notes - Label:BOMP "Bad Times Good Times" marks the first time ever SORROWS music appears on CD as well as a LIMITED EDITION VINYL. Filled with never released recordings of their power pop gems, demos and live performances, the album is a feast for post-punk new vave fans and collectors who have been asking for years to be able to get their hands on SORROWS music.
Formed in 1977 in NYC by Arthur Alexander (ex-Poppees), Joey Cola, Ricky Street and Jett Harris (ex-Poppees), SORROWS were all about the songs. Their tunes are filled with strong melodies, irresistible hooks and creative harmonies supported by their powerful backbeat and hard driving guitars. SORROWS two critically acclaimed albums and several singles on CBS Pavillion have become highly praised and are sought after collector items. CD $10 SKU:12068
SOUNDSATIONS/The Ramrods- Complete Recordings SHOUT (Michigan garage 2966 rarity) Label:GEAR FAB The Ramrods Complete Recordings- Another great undiscovered Michgan garage band that released this ultra-rare (R5) LP in 1966. Featuring the female vocals of Patsy Stevens, this reissue includes their long-lost 45 on the rare Fenton label and many unreleased tracks!! True 60's Garage enthusiasts will droll over this one!! CD $10 SKU:20326
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
SPLASH 4- Shame Shame Shame (70s punk inspired )- Label:DIONYSUS The Splash Four make the kind of records you play at those 'blow-out' parties: the kind of parties someone else throws, where the plaster has just about all fallen and the cops are due to arrive any minute" - Mick Collins. Engineered by Liam Watson, this '70s punk inspired disc will add that needed boost of mayhem to any collection. CD $5 SKU:17508
SSM-ST (Heavy Detroit 70s style electro fuzz psych )Prod by Dan of THE BLACK KEYS! -CDLabel:ALIVE "Not Just Another New Band." - The Crutch. "Absolutely essential debut release so much so that you'll never want for those Pebbles compilations ever again." - Losing Today Debut album by this Detroit rock'n'roll trio formed by ex-members of the Hentchmen, Sights and Cyril Lords. "Awash with bursts of energy and moves into industrial punk territory with krautrock influences." - The Guardian CD $10 SKU:23677
STACK- Above All (ultrarare 68s Who style )Label:GEAR FAB ultra-rare 1968 album (only 10 copies are known to exist today) from California hard rock band (they sound like a mix between The Who & Big Brother & The Holding Co.) was recorded in the same studios where Cream & Jimi Hendrix wererecording. Official reissue of this really rare 1970 album from this Southern California heavy psych rock. Nice booklet w/ liners & photos CD $10 SKU:23541
STEPPES - Harps & Hammers (greata70 p sychycfolkolk ) LAT COPIES Label:Voxx If you are an alternative/sixties rock fan than this album should be a blessing. The songs range from dark ,haunting melodies to upbeat and heavy sixties style garage rock without ever resorting to tacky lyrics or boring sound-alike melodies.The songs are diverse and well crafted,each one sounding unlike the other.This was the Steppes final album and also their best,although there wasn't a bad album in their entire cataloge.Definatly a band worth tracking down. CD $10 SKU:23706
CURIOSITY SHOP -VOL 7 A Rare Collection of Aural Antiquities and Objets d'Art 1967-1969Label:PARTICLES Volume 7 of 'Curiosity Shop' presents another compelling chapter from the 'Enpsychlopedia Britannica'. Overground, underground, wherever you may be, this is the sound of bygone late '60s Britpop. Enjoy! The 24-page booklet features background info and rare colour pix. COMP CD $15 SKU:20581
ELECTRIC PSYCHEDELIC SITAR HEADSWIRLERS - VOL 1 ( 60s and '70s psych obscurities ) - Label:PURPLE LANTERN Turn off Your mind, relax and float downstream! The title of this obscure but long-running collector-oriented series gives you a pretty good idea of what it's all about: vintage psychedelic raga-rock (late 1960s, maybe some early '70s as well) with prominent sitar or sitar-like sounds. COMP CD $10 SKU:24322
ELECTRIC PSYCHEDELIC SITAR HEADSWIRLERS - VOL 9 ( 60s and '70s psych obscurities ) - Label:PURPLE LANTERN Turn off Your mind, relax and float downstream! COMP CD $10 SKU:24338
GRAVEL - Vol. 1( U.S. 60s Garage at its best! )-Label:Kumquat May mazing and meticulously remastered US 60s garage rock. Another incredible 30 track collection of rare and outstanding 45´s. 75% of the titles are either uncomped or on CD for the first time! All other titles are in better quality than you‚ve heard them before. A definitive 60s garage collector must-have. Complete playing time nearly 80 minutes! 500 copies only COMP CD $12 SKU:16939
GUNSMOKE - VOL 3 &4 ( oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly tunes and popcorn noir from the 50s and 60s) SAALELabel:STAG-O-LEE (GERMANY) The tracks from the second two vinyl 10-inches on one compact disc. This is a collection of oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly tunes and popcorn noir from the 1950s and early '60s. So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the sounds from a jukebox in a ghost town... COMP CD $15 SKU:21451
HE PUT THE BOMP- - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED psych/garage tracks by RADIO MOSCOW,/BLACK KEYS /NIKKI CORVETTE/BARRACUDAS -Label:BOMP his is not a tribute album per se, but more of a remembrance of Greg Shaw and his unique perspective.We asked the bands to go into the studio and cut the cover song they felt was most in tune with the idea of the label and the result is a nice brew of garage punk, power pop and psychedelia that we think captures the spirit and sound of Bomp records.
The Plimsouls and Lyres covered the Easybeats and the Outsiders respectively, the Black Keys surprised us with their rendering of the Cramps "I Can't Find My Mind", while the Dwarves and the Briefs sent their versions of punk classics by the Weirdos and the Zeros.
We also got some nice surprises with the teaming up of Captain Sensible (The Damned) and the late Nikki Sudden for an acoustic cover of Iggy's "Kill City", Chris Wilson of the Flamin' Groovies joined the Barracudas to capture Rocky Erickson's "Two Headed Dog," and a Cleveland super group of sorts tabbed The Dukes Of Earls was formed with ex-members of the Dead Boys and the Stiv Bators' band.
Also included is an amazing rendition of Rockin' Horse's classic "Don't You Ever Think I Cry" by Buffalo Killers (currently on tour with the Black Crowes), a cover of Spacemen 3 by The Warlocks, and much more. The Last even dug up for the occasion their previously unreleased rendering of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso" recorded back in 1977. There's a lot of cool music on this comp which we hope fans and collectors will enjoy. COMP CD $10 SKU:19890
HODGE PODGE & BARRAGE FROM JAPAN -VOL 3-24 GREAT BANDS FROM JAPAN,Label:1&2 USA,UK,EUROPE & AUSTRALIA FEAT. HUMPERS, BUM, JET BOYS, LA SECTA, EVIL HOODOO, CAMPUS TRAMPS, REGISTRATORS+ COMP CD $10 SKU:23612
I'M A FREAK 2 BABY(3CD)-A FURTHER JOURNEY THROUGH THE BRITISH HEAVY PSYCH & HARD ROCK UNDERGROUND SCENE 1968-73' Label:GRAPEFRUIT Released in 2016, the 'I'm A Freak Baby' 3CD overview of the UK's late sixties/early seventies nascent hard rock/proto-metal scene received rapturous acclaim from pundits and punters alike. Like all good follow-ups, 'I'm A Freak 2 Baby' expands upon the original while simultaneously tightening the stylistic mesh. Featuring Budgie, Jeff Beck, Stray, Iron Claw, The Move, Bodkin, Ancient Grease among others. COMP CD $35 SKU:20910
IMMEDIATE PLEASURE-VA(collection of neo-garage, beat,mod and soul) SAALE! Label:HEAVY SOUL An awesome collection of neo-garage, -beat, -mod and -soul. There are 20 cuts from bands including The Royal Hangmen, The Attention!, Black Hollies, Laynes, The Ace, The Reactions, The Josephs, The Small Fakers, Beatrevolver, Pretty Hoodlums, The Ace, Eurovox, COMP CD $10 SKU:21846
INNOCENCE IS BLISS - A Female Frenzy of Sensational Sounds! (INERNATIONAL GIRL POWERED GROUPS)Label:DIONYSUS A gaggle of sixteen sensational, international growling girl powered groups all come together for a fun frolic for fans of female frenzy! INNOCENCE IS BLISS brings you women worldwide wailing on your auditory senses. THE PORTUGAL JAPAN, NASTIES, THE PEBBLES, THE BOONARAAAS, THE COCTAIL SLIPPERS, THE PLUNGERS, ZOMBINA and the SKELETONES, WHYS, LOST PATROL, BUTTERSPRITES, THE MUDLARKS, THE YOUNG WEREWOLVES, TIZZY, MYDOLS, ANNA AND THE PSYCHOMEN and THE RABIES take you on a garage/punk/surf/psyc COMP CD $5 SKU:19739
ISOTA RECORDS SINGLES CLUB- w BLACK KEYS - From psychedelic Americana to British protest songs, this comp's got it all! (w BLACK KEYS! )- -Label: Fourteen tracks from the two-and-a-half year run of the acclaimed but ill-fated Isota Records 7" Singles Club. Includes recordings from Will Oldham, the Black keys,( Leaving Trunk ) Boyskout, Department of Eagles, Low Flying Owls and more. From Psychedelic Americana to electronic cut n' paste to British protest songs. The Singles Club did it all. COMP CD $5 SKU:1849
JUST SAY SIRE- The Sire REcord Story-3 CD Box Set with 65 PAGE booklet- Label:RHINO SEALED PROMO COPY,(black mark thru bar code, otherwise identical Comes with a 65 page book that contains quotes from & commentary about the artists featured. COMP CD $35 SKU:23978
GLASS SUN BAND - Cyclonic Review (garage-fuzz classic 64-72) Label:NONE This album represents the garage band''s evolutionary music experience through a compilation of the band's recordings that were made from 1964 through 1972. Experimental, and Psychedelic Rock. Album includes a complimentary digital Download card ! LP $24 SKU:22988
GRAVEDIGGER V - All Black & Hairy (60 PEBBLES style Classic cave garage) BLUE Label:VOXX 1984 RECORDING. ORIGINAL RAINBO PRESSING. The one proper album the band released in its lifetime, All Black and Hairy is both perfectly named and perfectly performed -- if it's nothing but a re - All Black & Hairy LTD ED of 150 CLEAR BLUE VINYL! (60 style Classic cave garage ) -vivalist approach at heart, it's such a damn entertaining one that there's no cause for complaint. With its title track taken from the appropriately goonball back catalog of Screamin' Lord Sutch and its general snot-mouthed attitude from every last Nuggets and Pebbles selection ever, about the only thing missing are the lava lamps and garage stink. Saying the band uses the right combination of fuzztone guitars and echo and heavy frug rhythms is a bit like saying the sky is blue -- it's just one of those things to be expected -- but the sheer energy and abandon present keep everything from simply retracing the past to no point. Leighton's credit is for "lead screaming," and that about sums it up -- he's not so much singing as pulling off the ultimate teen-wannabe-Mick Jagger performance, only even more aggressively snotty. Ted Friedman's lead guitar solos with the right rave-up spirit and John Hanrattie keeps the core melodies going, while the Tom Ward/David Anderson rhythm section aims to get rears shaking instead of sitting. The album is half split between inspired originals (check out the concluding "Stoneage Stomp") and actual songs from the time, the latter resulting in fun versions of tracks like the Uncalled For's "Do Like Me" and Larry & the Bluenotes' "Night of the Phantom." About the only thing missing is the original studio recording of the band's best number, "It's Spooky," but anyone wanting a quick blast of '60s punk thrills filtered through later years could do much worse than to dig this one up. LP $20 SKU:16261
GRIT-ST (1972 ultra rare psych/hard rock)-Label:SOMMER First ever reissue of this ultra-rare acetate (two copies pressed) from 1972, Grit's self-titled album. Featured in Hans Pokora's book with the maximum scale rarity. Psychedelic hard-rock with furious drumming and stunning lead guitar by this unknown until now London based band. Previously only existing in an edition of two acetete LP's (maximum rarity scale in the Pokora collectors' books), an excellent psychedelic hardrock album by a London-based group (featuring ex-members of Merlyn) gets released on vinyl! This edition comes with two lo-fi rehearsal bonus track and a download for the complete album plus further bonus material. (Covers of songs by Chicken Shack and Burnin' Red Ivanhoe'!) LP $25 SKU:23584
HACIENDA - Big Red and Barbacoa ( prod by Dan of the Black Keys ) (YELLOW VINYL ltd ed last copies ) Label:ALIVE BIG RED & BARBACOA is the second album by South Texas' HACIENDA, and like its predecessor Loud Is The Night (Alive 2008), it was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Recorded on the tail-end of a year playing clubs and festivals across North America, Australia and Europe (opening for Dan Auerbach and Dr. Dog, and more recently for Alberta Cross), this new album brings heavier grooves and flavor to the '60s harmonies sound the band is known for. The result is a blend of Tex-Mex roots rock, retro-pop and R&B that can only be described as South Texas Soul. BIG RED & BARBACOA captures the attitude of a band ready to throw pretension to the roadside and play rock'n'roll the way it was intended.
[BEST OF WHAT'S NEXT - FEB. 2010] ...a mix of Beach Boys-esque harmonies, classic Stax Records grooves and a guitar sound that recalls the rootsier side of '60s pop-rock with its swirling melodies and irresistible swagger. - PASTE MAGAZINE
Hacienda write eccentric pop songs and play them with flashes of T. Rex and the Friends-era Beach Boys. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys produced the record with a kitchen-jam, bathroom-echo touch, like a central-Texas version of Paul McCartney's 1970 home-made solo debut - ROLLING STONE / FRICKE'S PICKS
Exhilarating. - THE WASHINGTON POST
Hacienda has a particular ego-less way of reviving these timeless sounds, as it they invited you into their living room for a vinyl session of The Beach Boys, The Band, Gram Parsons and some mild hallucinogenics, free and easy and light as a feather. - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
...satisfies from start to finish. - MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
...a slice of retro-pop heaven. These guys unapologetically wear their influences on their floral print sleeves, and thank goodness they do. - HOME THEATER AND HIGH FIDELITY LP $15 SKU:11391
HACIENDA - Loud Is The Night Beatles style pop prod by DAN OF THE BLACK KEYS ) - Label:ALIVE LTD ED of 200 on green vinyl ( From first note to last, Loud Is The Night is rammed with youthful rock and roll that flails around like a nun with a fork in her eye, raw riffs tussling with sleek 60s harmonies and intricate pop melodies to create something that's more than a little special. - Bearded Magazine LP $18 SKU:14389
HACKENSACK -Up The Hardway 1973 Classic, raw UK blues-hard-rock ) - SMALL DING DISCOUNT LP Label:SOMER VERY small ding, our picky distributor finds em all, most wouldn't notice them,and gives me a nice discount, which I’m passing on to YOU. . *Original artwork *Master tape sound*8-page insert reproducing the original insert plus extensive liner notes by Pete Sarfas & rare photos / memorabilia Classic, raw UK blues-hard-rock from 1973 featuring powerful guitar player / vocalist Nicky Moore.From original masters. Insert with full band history by Pete Sarfas of Audio Archives plus rare photos and memorabilia. With a name taken from a Thelonious Monk album track, Hackensack became in the early 70s one of Britain's hardest rocking and hardest working acts and are still remembered fondly today by those who experienced their unforgettable, powerhouse live shows. “Up The Hard Way” was their debut album, recorded in late '73 at De Lane Lea Studios, Wembley , and released the following year on the Polydorlabel, housed in a fab sleeve by Jim Fitzpatrick. Musically, it’s a varied album which goes from hard-rock to blues and rural rock. Includes a 8-page insert telling the comprehensive history of the group from their Gas Avenue roots in 1969 to 2019, plus many rare photos and memorabilia. This is the first ever official vinyl reissue, a must for all fans of a band who deserved to be as big as Free, touring with them twice, yet ultimately let down by Island Records LP $18 SKU:22655
HANDSOME JACK- Do What Comes Naturally- back in print at long last on YELLOW VINYL! - Label:ALIVE Their long out of print 2014 album “Do What Comes Naturally" repressed on clear yellow vinyl. Handsome Jack plays a fusion of boogie soul rock n roll that has earned them the admiration of fellow rock travelers Chris Robinson and Neal Casal (CRB, Black Crowes), Zachary Gabbard (Buffalo Killers), and Ben McLeod (All Them Witches) among many others. "Handsome Jack are so cool it hurts." – CLASSIC ROCK
The only factor that suffers with a band like Handsome Jack is the reality of the fact, that music, of any genre, suffers. There is a lot of music out ‘there’ riding invisible rays and available thru a multitude of formats and accessibilities. You gotta dig deep and find what connects with you before it’s lost in the shuffle of the beast called Right Fucking Now. As listens of “Naturally” tallied, the more and more I appreciated the release as a whole… The sorts of fondness that would not be found in a big-shot music reviewer scanning ten seconds of each track then spit out a few adjectives to coincide with that press release. Fuck that.
Rock N Roll isn’t dead if you don’t want it to be. Let’s try to spend some time with a CD or record or whatever, to connect once again. Yes, it comes naturally to just hit the button to most, but not because we want to, it’s because some have too. Take some time with “Naturally”. Turn it up. Sit a while. Open up your mind and your ears. You just might like something after all without being given permissions by the industry. LP $22 SKU:24410
HANDSOME JACK BLACK - Everything's Gonna Be Alright Label:ALIVE Here's what the media had to say about Handsome Jack's last album Do What Comes Naturally :
This record is probably more fun than the first Black Crowes record—which from an influence/aesthetics standpoint, it oddly evokes—and were it to bear a Harvest Records imprint and a 1970 copyright date, no one would bat an eye. Which must mean it’s really good. – ROLLING STONE
No pretense, no skinny pants, no Swatches to be seen. This is your dad’s rock and roll. And your dad was cooler than you. – GLORIOUS NOISE
This record rules. It’s an album for people who want stanky, swampy, dirty boogie. This one’s a keeper; trust us. You want standout tracks? Try all of ‘em. – PERFORMER MAGAZINE
Handsome Jack are mining a tradition, and Do What Comes Naturally digs solid ore from a deep vein… a celebration of laid-back but serious partying, and it'll make a fine soundtrack for your next celebration of the boogie. – ALL MUSIC
Recalls greasy '70s stoner stuff — Allman Brothers et al. – MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
The music of this album seamlessly flows through deep dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease… damn catchy. – GLIDE MAGAZINE
Handsome Jack's music resonates with the atmospheres of rock's great ballrooms - the Avalon, Fillmore, Winterland, Agora, Grande - and the bands who rocked them. They call their music ‘boogie soul,’ but the boogie gave birth to rock and their souls are plugged into an extension cord that stretches from Buffalo to the Delta. – NO DEPRESSION LP $25 SKU:20239
HEAD -ST ( 1992-Obscure 60s style psych Creem, Led Zep style ) last copies - Label:VOXX ORIGINAL PRESSING. Unfairly, this album has always remained obscure, even among Voxx releases. Perhaps this is due to their style, which is freeform and creative, rather than the formulaic approach audiences seem to prefer. With influences ranging from Cream to Led Zep to little-known British bands like July, Head blew a lot of minds in Los Angeles in the early '90s with their light show and extended trip-jams. For their album debut, they chose a different approach: using all the studio tricks at their command to make a finely-crafted collage of sounds designed to flow through a listener's most spaced-out headphone session. But this long album also includes most of their live freakout favorites, and there are frequent moments of sublime ensemble playing. [12/92] Greg Shaw LP $15 SKU:22115
HEATH GREEN AND THE MAKESHIFTERS-ST (Amazing 70s style Eddie Hinton style deep blues) STARBURST VINYL CMON, TRY IT!!Label:ALIVE ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS are proud to announce the signing of HEATH GREEN & THE MAKESHIFTERS, a group of incredible deep-feel musicians hailing from Birmingham, Alabama.
The band is fronted by Heath Green, a singer who bears the Eddie Hinton mantle as much as anyone living does. The Makeshifters’ heavy sound has been compared to Leon Russell and The Shelter People, Humble Pie, and Joe Cocker. Heath Green and The Makeshifters’ self-titled debut album will be released early 2017 on Alive Naturalsound records. Check them out performing live in the studio for the Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions here. Prepare to be blown away! LP $15 SKU:18300
HEMLOCK -ST (UK 1973 blues rock) SAALE! Label:MAGIC BOX The sole LP by this UK blues rock band, originally issued in 1973, makes its welcome return to vinyl, including an insert featuring notes and images.The group's gutsy, soulful brand of blues-rock found favour with audiences in America, where the guys supported the likes of Uriah Heep and Savoy Brown. LP $18 SKU:23354
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE- Everything's For Sale - ( great 70s style UK guitar psych) LTD ED PURPLE vinyl LAST COPIES -Label:Alive Quite possibly the best airboat cruisin' music since Mountain's Mississippi Queen." - Crawdaddy. "Deeply rooted in the blues rock traditions, at the same time bringing something refreshing and new to the genre with a great ear for hook-laden songwriting and tremendous musical talent. - Disc Exchange LP $20 SKU:11962
HIGHWAY- ST(1971 New Zealand rural/roots style) W bonus tracks SAALE! Label:MELLOTRON the sole album (1971) by this nearly-forgotten band from New Zealand—although they were high profile enough to have their only LP released on EMI-Regal. Highway formed in 1970 with ex-members of Retaliation, Serenity Fair, The Boddys, Apple, Bitter End, a.o. The music is underground-tinged rock with rural and roots influences. Following tours of New Zealand and Australia, Highway disbanded in 1972. This reissue comes with two bonus tracks, 'The Time Is The Time'/'What You're Doing To Me', taken from the band's 7-inch single LP $19 SKU:20939
HOT SHOTS -Wise Up, Watch Out (Japanese rockabilly 50s style)-Label:DIONYSUS A four-piece Japanese rockabilly band featuring female vocals from rhythm guitarist and singer Chie Comeda. Recorded at Ecco-Fonic Studios by Deke Dickerson (Untamed Youth, Dave & Deke Combo, Deke Dickerson and The Ecco-fonics), this album rocks with authentic '50s production and sound. LP $5 SKU:19794
HURRICANES-LOOK OUT! IT'S THE HURRICANES(explosive freak-beat,fuzzed-up garage rock and catchy power pop)Label:SPINOUT NUGGETS Blending soulful mod grooves, explosive freak-beat, fuzzed-up garage rock and catchy power pop, this sensational album by The Hurricanes is released in an edition of only 300 (hand-numbered) LP's LP $24 SKU:23383
HYPSTRZ - Hypstrization (Incendiary '70s punk-era performances of '60s garage classics) BLUE VINYL Label:BOMP Records The 1980 garage/soul gem by this legendary Minneapolis outfit, originally released on Voxx and out of print for decades. Entirely remastered from the original master tapes, restored to its original artwork, and lovingly pressed on clear blue vinyl.
It's ironic that '60s revivalist bands often produce records that are as rare and difficult to find as the records from which their material is sourced. Such is the case for this Midwest band's fantastic 1980 Bomp LP, "Hypstrization!" Despite the backing from Bomp, the album went unnoticed by many ardent garage rock fans, only to attain a level of cult desirability among collectors in later years. The band themselves were an anachronism, reviving mid-60s garage rock in the teeth of late-70s punk, thrilling and confounding audiences in fraternal halls, local ballrooms and bowling alleys throughout the upper Midwest. What made it work, and what comes across so clearly on these live recordings, is that the group was fully committed to the sounds they produced, and the fuel of fellow punk bands (both local like The Suicide Commandos, and god-like, such as The Ramones) made their snarling, thrashing garage rock a lot more than a pose.
Bomp's original LP is included in full as this CD's opening 15 tracks. It's a sweaty evening of garage rock classics - whether or not they were garage rock in the first place. In addition to mid-60s punk anthems like "Riot on Sunset Strip," "Talk Talk" and "96 Tears," the band revs up the soul side "In the Midnight Hour" and "I Go Crazy," and takes The Small Faces' "All or Nothing" out for a heartfelt spin. The non-stop assault, punctuated by occasional song count-offs, follows the performance template the band picked up from The Ramones, as does their combination of hammering guitars topped with melodic vocals.
This reissue expands upon the original LP with 18 additional live selections from the same pair of nights at Jay's Longhorn. These extra tracks include more garage-ified soul/funk tunes ("Hold on I'm Coming" "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"), Nuggets/Pebbles standards ("Action Woman" "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White"), well-picked British Invasion winners ("Come See Me" "66-5-4-3-2-1" and "I'm Not Talking"), rockabilly rave-ups (Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everybody"), and some '60s chart oddities (Sgt. Barry Sandler's "Ballad of the Green Berets" and The Shangri-Las "Remember (Walking in the Sand"). Closing out the collection is a trio of live tracks waxed in 2004 (including a stomping of The Sonics' "The Witch"), proving that the band rocks just as frenetically now as they did twenty-five years ago. This is a must have for garage rock fans, original or neo.- hyperbolium LP $18 SKU:11922
IGGY POP KILL CITY- RESTORED, RE-MIXED & REMASTERED LTD ED CLEAR RED VINYL with inner sleeve.Label:ALIVE RESTORED, RE-MIXED & REMASTERED edition, approved for the first time by both Iggy Pop and James Williamson.
NEW CLEAR RED VINYL- LTD. EDITION of 150 with INNER SLEEVE. LP $25 SKU:23797
J.D BLACKFOOT- The Ultimate Prophecy PLUS CD ( U.S. 70s psych rock classic!) - Label:MAGIC BOX An undisputed US underground psych rock classic! Magic Box present a reissue of J.D. Blackfoot's The Ultimate Prophecy, originally released in 1970. Formed in Ohio in 1969, J.D. Blackfoot unleashed this stunning blend of folk, country, and hard rock in August 1970. Boasting powerful vocals, searing guitar leads and outstanding drumming, it has gone on to be recognized as an underground rock classic and makes a welcome return to vinyl here, in a gatefold sleeve. It also includes a CD featuring the full album and eight rare non-album bonus tracks, including both sides of their elusive debut single. LP $22 SKU:22705
JON & The NIGHTRIDERS- SPLASHBACK TEST PRESSING 1982-Label:BOMP RARE! LONG OUT OF PRINT ONLY TEST PRESSINGS LEFT .Test pressings are the white label copies issued to the record label in advance of the actual pressing , there are normally only 5 of these made . Get a piece of history. BLP 4023 MINT. LP $20 SKU:21790
JOSIE COTTON - Convertible Music -COLOR VINYL(classic California 80s girl-pop) - Label:BOMP Originally released in 1982 and regarded as a new wave classic, Josie Cotton's 'Convertible Music' has been out of print for decades. Were are proud to bring it back to you on LTD COLOR VINYL, newly remastered, with one bonus track, and with its original artwork.The album features the international hit 'Johnny Are You Queer?' which was initially released as a single on BOMP! Records and got heavy airplay on L.A.'s KROQ. Both songs 'Johnny Are You Queer?' and 'He Could Be the One' were also performed by Josie in the 1983 film Valley Girl and appeared on the soundtrack album.'Convertible Music is a classic of the whole California girl-pop scene of the early '80s, on a level with the Go Go's' Beauty and the Beat, Bonnie Hayes' Good Clean Fun, and the first Bangles EP.' ' Stewart Mason, ALL MUSIC. LP $22 SKU:24010
JULIUS VICTOR From The Nest (Great and extremely rare 1969 Iron Butterfly style!! )Label:OUTSIDER The sole album by this US hard-rock/psychedelic band, recorded at the famous Record Plant Studios in New York and produced by jazz musician Ahmad Jamal. Organ-dominated, hard-progressive sound with powerful and soulful vocals, hot lead guitar and atmospheric, swirling NHammond. LP $25 SKU:24234
KESEY,KEN - THE ACID TEST(ultra rare 1966 studio recording)SAALE!-Label:JACKPOT Repress of 1000 copies on coloured vinyl. Ken Kesey's ultra rare 1966 studio recording of the 'Acid Test' with The Grateful Dead. This is a legendary documentation of the 1965-'66 Bay Area Acid Test scene, selected from 14 hours of the actual trip (recorded in a studio). Expect lots of amazing mind games and word play with Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs in good form, ad libbed poetry, fractured harmonica solos, tape loops and the Grateful Dead lurking in the background. Originally released in March 1966. LP $28 SKU:23812
KING MUD- Victory Motel Sessions (blue eyed soul, heavy rock) - HAND MIXED SPLATTER VINYL Label:ALIVE KING MUD is VAN CAMPBELL from the BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES , FREDDY J IV from LEFT LANE CRUISER and features guitarist PARKER GRIGGS of RADIO MOSCOW. LP $20 SKU:17197
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JAKLIN-ST (1969 psych blues) SAALE! -Label:AUDIO CLARITY Presented as a vinyl-reissue, cut at 45rpm for maximum sound quality, is a fabulous psychedelic blues rock LP, originally released in 1969 by Stable Records. This edition comes with reproduced artwork. LP $18 SKU:23395
JEAN-EMMANUEL DELUXE -Rouen Dreams SAALE!! (File between Syd Barrett and Sacha Distel.)-Label:LION "This album has restored my faith in pop music as a concept. File between Syd Barrett and Sacha Distel. Listen to it in the dark." —Tot Taylor"The work is delicious—a buoyant energy that floats above our surface tension here.Congratulations—-and merci.” —Van Dyke ParksLP $15 SKU:21222
JOHN THE REVELATOR- WILD BLUES (70s Dutch blues) SAALE!Label:PSEUDONYM Back in 1970 the Dutch blues band John The Revelator won the prestigious Loosdrecht Jazz Concours. Record label Decca immediately offered them a recording contract, which resulted in the release of the legendary album 'Wild Blues'. It was recorded at the Phonogram studio with producer Tony Vos, who had a great track record with bands like Cuby + Blizzards, Ekseption and the Oscar Benton Blues Band. At that time John The Revelator had grown into a seven-piece band. They had just two days to record the album and one evening to mix it. Most tracks were done in two or three takes, with a bare minimum of overdubs: just vocals and horns. 'Wild Blues' has since become a highly sought-after collectors item. This deluxe 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP set presents the original album in its entirety, plus two extra songs: the instrumental 'Yeah' and the (in 1971) recorded B-side of a never released single, 'One Track Mind', all dynamically mastered from the original tapes. The gatefold sleeve features restored cover art, along with rare archival photos and liner notes. John the Revelator is still alive and kicking and has been on the road now for 45 years. They play all over Europe and toured Australia. Exclusively restored dynamic 24 bit remastering from the original master tapes - LP high quality 180 gram audiophile pressing - Original restored artwork - Deluxe 350 gram carton gatefold sleeve - Rare photos & liner notes included LP $22 SKU:23209
JOINT EFFORT -Final Effort (intriguing folk/rock/psych 1974) SAALE! -Label:VOID/HALLUCINATIONS RECORDS (USA) With its immediately recognizable M C Escher cover, this intriguing folk/rock/psych release from 1974 is another incredibly rare album enjoying its first legitimate reissue. A Joint Effort's Final Effort was originally recorded and released by Canada's University Of New Brunswick on its Little Records label (Little Records 101); despite its lack of wider recognition, this is generally regarded by those who know as a diverse and eclectic album with a number of outstanding tracks. One pundit described it as 'a weird mix of early CSNY, with shades of Perth County Conspiracy and a dash of early Eagles thrown in.' The first side, with the superb 'Winter' is particularly impressive—largely acoustic hippy folk rock with the occasional electric guitar thrown in for good measure. Side two, however, is an altogether rockier affair with standout tracks 'Greed For Goldand,' an up-tempo fuzzed-out cover of ‘A Horse With No Name’ combining effectively to elevate Final Effort to a different musical plane. Original cover has been reproduced as well as rare original insert. LP $15 SKU:19256
KILLER BOOGIE- DETROIT ('70s riffs and bluesy frequencies) Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Repress on black vinyl! Killer Boogie mix '70s riffs and bluesy frequencies into an extremely fuzzy sound with psychedelic shades. The line-up consists of Gabriele Fiori on guitars and vocals (Black Rainbows) , Luigi Costanzo on drums (The Wisdoom) and Matteo Marini on bass. Killer Boogie grounds its roots in the sound of Blue Cheer, The Stooges, MC5, Cactus and Radio Moscow. This is their debut album, with killer artwork. LP $25 SKU:24051