Jul 6, 2022
MID WEEK DEALS AND SAALE
We’re back from the long weekend with some great bargains and deals for you, along with some more fab import restocks. A batch of our AT COST one only titles too, things we are blowing out to make room for more. These go fast, so get in there!
Thanks for all,
The Bobby Lees are touring Europe, appearing in 9 countries. Go Bobby Lees!
The press loves GYASI! Great articles in Maximum Volume, Liberation, and Shindig.
El Perro was on the cover of Rolling Stone France, and just finished their U.S tour.
DATURA 4 has a new record coming on Alive soon. It’s called Neanderthal Jam and was due out last month, but the pressing plant has pushed it back. (We ordered it over a year ago, that’s how things are going lately, sigh..) A nice article on them in Classic rock too.
You can hear samples, read the latest news and read the reviews at alive-records.com.
Drop these skus into our search to see them all
21814, 23142, 24181, 17694, 23286, 19410, 19411, 22995, 22704, 23555, 24272, 23193, 19352, 22300, 24142, 21797, 16981, 20847, 21074, 22093, 22718, 20629, 18968, 23397, 23992, 19557, 22930, 20556, 23208
IMPORTS, SAALE AND REMINDERS
14463, 20861, 20863, 20625, 20914, 14392, 21146, 20614, 20401, 18658, 19959, 19632, 20404, 18751, 14424, 20698, 20406, 13995, 20992, 20063, 18999, 20428, 18644, 14633, 14209, 14562, 21108, 20708, 14583, 21105, 25280, 25279, 14368, 21068, 14363, 14783, 13108, 20954, 20833, 20702, 15357, 22340, 23292, 23310, 22339, 22673, 22564, 22337, 23305, 22628, 22645, 10309, 23046, 23156, 22477, 18726, 14608, 22824, 23288, 13525, 23289, 23259, 14592
BARON FOUR - Silvaticus ( PRETTY THINGS style-EMBROOKS related )-Label:GET HIP These 12 tracks demonstrate the Baron Fours ability to craft gritty R&B-based tunes with frantic garage-punk raunch. For fans of the Pretty Things, Count Five and the 'Back From The Grave' compilation series. Silvaticus’ is the second explosive album by British R&Beat mavericks The Baron Four. The Baron Four features Mike Whitaker of Thee Vicars on Bass and garage guru Mole from The Embrooks, Mystreated and The Higher State on Drums, so you know these guys bring the goods. With one LP and four singles under their belt, UK's premier garage/beat exports The Baron Four push forward with their strongest release to date here, both in terms of song writing and recording quality. All the key elements are here including fervent vocals on top of clanging guitars, rumbling bass and thunderous drums recorded in glorious mono. CD $10 SKU:21814
HAZLEWOOD, LEE -Something Special-Label:LITA The three years spent on MGM Records between 1966 and 1968 were golden ones for Lee Hazlewood. He spent them working with his muse, Suzi Jane Hokom, writing a still-unreleased book, The Quiet Revenge of Elmo Furback, competing with Phil Spector from their respective studios, and coming up with the formula for the "boy/girl” songs for which he’d become famous. In fact, the unflattering portrait on the cover of Something Special did little to hint at how hip this late-flowering talent (he was in his late 30s when “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” made him a star songwriter) had become. CD $10 SKU:24181
MACARTHUR - ST (1979 U.S basement psych-prog monster)SAALE!Label:OUT SIDER U.S. basement psych-prog monster released in 1979 as an ultra-rare private pressing of 200 copies. MacArthur were formed when a young guitar player and songwriter named Ben MacArthur met a 17-year old prodigy musician called Bill Heffelfinger in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1978. Bill was not only a gifted guitar player but also a genius arranger and keyboard wizard. When Ben showed him some of the stuff he had written, Bill took the songs and transformed them into classic pieces of music. They soon recruited Jeff Bauer on bass and Scott Stockford on drums. The chemistry of MacArthur was born. The first MacArthur album, known in collector's circles as The Black Forest due to the vinyl bootleg of the same title released in the '80s, was recorded in 1979 using a four-track machine. Produced by Bill Heffelfinger, MacArthur is a progressive/psychedelic concept album highlighted by devastating, ripping fuzz guitar solos and Mini-Moog/synths attacks. CD $15 SKU:17694
MAGIC BUS - THE EARTH YEARS (Devon psych rangers Dead style) SAALE!Label: BACK TO THE GARDEN Totnes, Devon-based psychedelic rangers Magic Bus have been weaving together their own cosmic tapestry for 10 years with sources as diverse as the Canterbury scene, California jam bands, eastern mysticism, and '70s prog. There are some new and familiar sonic influences on this one... certainly a hint of The Grateful Dead, Gong and maybe even The Beatles... but very much the Magic Bus sound. CD $15 SKU:23286
MINERS OF MUZO-REALLY.. IS THAT A FACT? (DUTCH 60s inspired garage psych)--Label:DOWN AT THE NIGHTCLUB The official release of 'Really.... Is That A Fact?' on Down At The Nightclub Records. A few copies of this CD were previously released in 2013 by the band as a promo CD. The CD features Lee (vocals and guitars), GJ (drums), Marc (bass), Wannes (guitars), Corn Biekens (lead guitar on #4) and The Salsa Kid (Trumpets on #4, #9 and #12). The CD contains an eight page lyrics booklet. On offer are 13 sparkling guitar songs, sometimes stomping fierce, fuzzing and rocking the garage way, sometimes melodic, or even melancholic, but always with conviction and persuasion and depth. You can hear the influences from the past, you can hear some '60s twang or some '70s hook, but it is definitely a contemporary sound. The Miners are diggin' deep once more. The title refers to an old J.R. Ewing (Dallas) quote. CD $14 SKU:19410
MINERS OF MUZO-LOVE & LIFE PART 2: DIGGIN' THE FUTURE (2CDR) AUTOGRAPHED DBL CD HANDMADE BOX SET-Label:DOWN AT THE NIGHTCLUB This DOUBLE-CD boxset, featuring 23 previously unreleased songs from the years 1999-2010, is dedicated to the loving memory of Gert Jan Smits (r.i.p. 2013), a skilful engineer, a great drummer and a fine man. The box is handmade by the band and released in a limited edition of 85 numbered copies. Every copy is signed by Lee (vocals, guitar), Marc (bass) and Hanz (guitar), the remaining band members. CD $15 SKU:19411
ODESSEY & ORACLE -SPECULATIO (French psych)SAALE Label:BONGO JOE The second full-length by the psychedelic band from Lyon, France, that named itself after the classic Zombies-LP. Expect colourful retro-futuristic music with influences from a.o. Brian Wilson, Caetano Veloso, White Noise, J.S. Bach, Moondog, Robert Wyatt... The French lyrics, both surreal and utopian, witness the contradictions of our times and invite the listener to imagine a revolutionary love CD $14 SKU:22995
PANCAKES -MOKELE GOES TO TOWN (German psych krautsurf)-Label:VOGON German psychedelic krautsurf band The Pancakes featuring Rainer Neeff, also in Zone Six. CD $12 SKU:22704
SUNSHINE REVERBERATION-ST(garagepunk,psych/krautrock)Label:WESTERGAARD Heavily influenced by garagepunk, psychedelia and krautrock creating a sonic space similar to artists like King Gizzard, Oh Sees, The Groundhogs and White Fence. Sunshine Reverberation are calm, controlled and dreamy before they suddenly launch into noisy, fuzzy punk workouts. They are indeed a four-headed hydra: grinding, wringing and twisting every drop of acid out of rock'n'roll's rotting corpse. CD $17 SKU:23555
SURVIVOR -ALL YOUR PRETTY MOVES (1979 Louisiana hard rock meets classic metal) SALE Label:ROCKADROME Reissue of 1979 Louisiana hard rock meets metal classic and collector's item with a sound inspired by Thin Lizzy, UFO, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest, highlighted by the outstanding guitars of Pat O'Hara and Paul Restovich! Includes bonus non-LP cut! This group later evolved into the Christian heavy metal group Philadelphia, who released 2 albums. Finally available again after over a decade, now on the Rockadrome label. This was originally released on their own label in 1979. Digipak with 4-panel insert with liner notes, lyrics and photos. CD $17 SKU:24272
TRIPWAVE-VOL 2 (RUSSIAN PSYCH/PROG) SAALE -Label:TRAIL A compilation of some of the best psychedelic and progressive music to come out of Russia during the last 20 years! A treat for the more adventurous space-, psych- and prog-rock lover. COMP CD $10 SKU:19352
SURFBEAT BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN -Planetary Pebbles 1 (Primitive, rare Eastern European 60s garage) ONE ONLY! Label:AIP From the ashes of the mythical Argentine duo Sandhy & Mandhy—who recorded in 1969 the intensely rare and beloved album “Para Castukis” (reissued by Lion Productions on vinyl and CD), a record suffused with beat and psychedelic influences—comes this resurrection by Mandhy of his "Celestial Stories." Alberto Vanasco Jr. (Mandhy) resumes his musical tale with twelve tracks written between 1968 and 1978. Recorded with the analogue essence and sound of the 70s, using vintage instruments like Farfisa and Hammond organ, and fuzz guitar. Features Argentine rock legends Nexus as the backing band. A record which brings together all of the various crucial elements of Argentine rock music: psychedelia, heavy blues, classic rock, and progressive rock. Stunning COMP LP $50 SKU:22300
9:30 FLY - ST (1972 Brit prog folk)Label:WAH WAH SPANISH IMPORT-Their original Ember LP has since become a rare collector's piece that gets now it's first legit reissue since 1972, with remasterd sound and respecting the original textured gatefold sleeve and artwork, in a strictly limited edition of only 500 copies. Hghly collectable and legendary 1972 self-titled album by 9:30 Fly. Formed in Cheltenham in 1971, 9:30 were a highly original band who took in folk and progressive influences in their work. Released on the Ember label in 1972, “9:30 Fly” is legendary for the originality of the music within and also for its great rarity. Although the album failed to make a commercial impression at the time of its release, it is now regarded as a milestone in Progressive/Folk Rock. This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been re-mastered and includes two bonus tracks. The booklet restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay by Sid Smith with exclusive interviews with band members LP $25 SKU:24142
ACT-UPS-Something To Forget LP + 7-inch` (Iggy/Pickett/style) SAALE- BIG CORNER BEND DISCOUNT! Label:CHAPUTA SOmebody messed up in the packing, there’s a big corner bend but the vinyl is perfect, and you could probably iron out the crease with your fingers with a little work! 14-track comp. celebrating 15 years of Act-Ups! Includes free 7 with 4 new songs. Ltd. Ed. 500 copies with Ricardo Reis cover art. “A monster made up of one volt of Iggy, one hambone of Pickett, one shot of Hank & two injections of Jeffrey Lee" -Ruta 66 LP $14 SKU:21797
ALLAN DAVIE AND THE ARROWS - Fuzzfest -SEALED 1998 ORIG PRESSING Label:TOTAL ENERGY High priest of the fuzz guitar! ONE ONLY! LP $25 SKU:16981
AZITIS - HELP (stunning West Coast mystical psych)SAALE Label:MISSING VINYL A stunning West Coast psych styled religious, mystical, psychedelic firestorm.Strong melodies, gentle vocals, and moody passages with swirly organ that sound like they were lifted out of the middle of 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'. First ever official reissue.Exact replica of the original cover.Taken from the original master tapes. Fully authorized. 750 pieces limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl. LP $26 SKU:20847
CAROLYN HESTER COALITION-Magazine (1969 hippie psych fuzz) -Label:MISSING VINYL Both Carolyn Hester Coalition albums are fine examples of US west coast style hippie fuzz psychedelic folk rock, like Neighb’rhood Children, Birmingham Sunday and similar outfits. They were recorded in 1969 and 1970 on the METROMEDIA label and are considered to be a must have for US dreamy folk psych music collectors. First ever reissue on vinyl. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, exact reproduction of the original first pressing. Great US psychedelic folk rock album from 1970.” A little more info: After a handful of traditional folk albums, Carolyn Hester went on a mini trip with The Carolyn Hester Coalition—a completely different beast, which took her in a psychedelic direction. The albums are fine West Coast-style Hippie fuzz Folk Rock/Pop affairs, with Hester singing in a decidedly non-folky Acid Bubblegum style. Solid all the way through, the albums should appeal to any fan of Neighb'rhood Child'n, Birmingham Sunday, Daisy Chain and similar pop/psych trips. The opening of the debut, ‘Magic, Man,’ is well known due to its inclusion on the “Hippie Goddesses” compilation LP $26 SKU:21074
DASZU-Zone of Swans/Lucid Actual + 1/2 Dativa(underground post-punk 79-83)- SAALE Label:LION with 8 page insert booklet.
Unlike earlier Daszu music, Lucid Actual 2000 was digitally constructed and edited from recordings and generated loops for use in live interactive 3D performances: many of them were performed at a Digital Electronics Festival in Montreal in 1999. The introduction of a visual element into the mathematical minimalist world of Daszu composer Mark Rudolph allowed for a more ambient, repetitive, suggestive—and danceable—style.
These pieces were composed by Daszu creative mastermind Mark Rudolph via listening to combinatoric loops with an occasional long melody or vocal line spinning over time. Their style is described by Rudolph as 'hypno'—"an attempt to free the mind from its material neighborhood and make possible a better future based on mutual respect and kindness, despite the fact that our home is not here in life."
It is life-affirming, energetic music—particularly the *Enticement sequence of 'Butterfly Close to Me,' 'Kanushnaya Sweet,' 'Oo Eh' and its inverse 'Hey Suni'—music for a joyous club life that may or may not exist or have ever existed—or which perhaps may be encouraged into existence by experiencing this music. LP $18 SKU:22093
DAYBREAK-ST-(rare garage psych 1971)-Label:OUT SIDER The first ever vinyl reissue of this elusive US private pressing from 1971, originally released on the legendary RPC custom label. This is a delivery of intense and crude garage-psych with echoing vocals, loud distorted guitar, fuzz bass and organ. The band recorded three killer band originals plus some insane cover versions (of songs by a.o. Steppenwolf and Neil Young) with a basement vibe not unlike Mystic Siva! This edition with remastered sound includes an insert featuring liner notes and photos. LP $25 SKU:22718
ERTLIF Plus (1972 Swiss Prog) DOUBLE LP-SAALE!Label:SOMMER "Debut album from 1972 by Ertlif, one of the leading Swiss progressive / psychedelic bands from the 70s. Double set, including a whole extra album of previously unreleased homemade recordings from 1971 plus a rare compilation only track from 1973. UK sounding doomy & atmospheric psychedelic hard–rock and proto–prog sounds with lot of Hammond organ, hard guitar, occasional Mellotron and English vocals. RIYL: Deep Purple, Procol Harum, , Atomic Rooster, Black Sabbath, Ainigma, Necronomicon. Ertlif was formed in 1970 by two ex–members of Egg & Bacon, lead guitarist Dany Andrey and bass player Teddy Riedo. They were inspired by Pink Floyd, Yes, Procol Harum, Van der Graaf Generator and Genesis amongst others. A strong rhythm section and twin lead guitars blended with the Hammond organ created the characteristic Ertlif sound. Riedo and Beni Hauri (the band’s roadie) had been experimenting with oscillators, noise generators, ring modulators and other devices since 1969. In early 1972 they introduced these electronic sounds into the band’s closing number 'Classical Woman' so becoming pioneers of electronic music in Switzerland. They also became the first Swiss band to use a Mellotron. This double LP contains: The first Ertlif album from 1972, featuring the original tracklist and sound taken from the original master tapes + a bonus LP consisting of previously unreleased 1971 demo recordings, done at the band’s rehearsal studio without overdubs. With these demos, Ertlif were offered a recording contract with Tell Records. Also included as bonus 'Plastic Queen' from 1973, taken from the album "Heavenly and Heavy – Mixed Swiss Rock Candies". *Remastered from the original master tapes by Eroc *Lacquer cut by SST Brüggeman *Insert with liner notes by band member Teddy Riedo plus rare photos and memorabilia. LP $22 SKU:20629
MC5 - Ice Pick Slim Live 1968 WAREHOUSE FIND -Label:ALIVE NOTE: Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP 10” LP $25 SKU:18968
MODIFICACION -ST (1971Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Vanilla Fudge and Grand Funk Railroad style)-Label:MUNSTER This heavy underground psych/prog rock band from Valencia, Spain, released two sought after singles in 1971 and 1973 respectively, plus a further promotional 7-inch in 1974. Now, for the first time ever, all the tracks from those releases are collected on one LP with the addition of previously unreleased recordings. The band was influenced by a.o. Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Vanilla Fudge and Grand Funk Railroad. Fans of those bands will definitely love this compilation. LP $25 SKU:23397
PALMER, JOHN -SHORELINES (..folk psych featured in Patrick Lundborg's top ten reissues)Label:VOID “Legendary Canadian downer folk psych from early '70s. John Palmer's Shoreline has been a massively rare LP since its release on the Celebration label way back when. Here is the LP in its entirety brought to you from John himself.. Includes insert with notes about each song by John Palmer. LP $17 SKU:23992
REASON - Age of Reason( HANS POKORA FAVE a real gem of late 60’s heavy organ-driven rock)-Label:GUERSSEN Here we have a real gem of late 60’s heavy organ-driven rock!! From 1969, this Washington, D.C. based group of musicians took to the studio to record some really great organ-driven rock and roll. Featuring guest appearances on 2 tracks by the great Danny Gatton, this rare album features both originals and some great covers of the day. LP $18 SKU:19557
SONIC DAWN - ENTER THE MIRAGE (Blazing psych)-Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Arguably the most blazing and powerful album yet by The Sonic Dawn. It has an unusual live feel for a studio album, packing much of the raw energy and electricity that has made The Sonic Dawn's psychedelic concerts famous in the rock underground. LP $22 SKU:22930
TRANS LUV AIRLINES-VRIJE VAL- SAALE! (60s 70s style fuzz reverb) -Label:DOWN AT THE NIGHTCLUBAn album full of love for the '60s and '60s love. Drenched in fuzz, reverb and healing simplicity.Comes with a luxury lyrics text sheet. Limited to 400 copies. LP $17 SKU:20556
WEED DEMON CRATER MAKER (stoner rock) GOLD VINYLLabel:ELECTRIC VALLEY Not for the faint of heart, 'Crater Maker' launches with eleven minutes of instrumental stoner rock to set the mood. By the time you get to the devastating vocals of 'Serpent Merchant' you know you're in for a rare treat. Infused with bluesy roots and defined by a search for the perfect tone, 'Crater Maker' is a sonic quest like few others. Their worship of bands like Sleep and Electric Wizard is apparent throughout, but these Columbus, Ohio doomsters are clearly in touch with another side of themselves on this record. An album that rewards multiple listens, it promises to be a worthwhile listen for doom freaks across the globe. Electric Valley Records has once more signed a winner - are you ready to join them on the journey to this riff filled land? LP $25 SKU:23208
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ABRAMIS BRAMA-LIVE! (70s inspired hard rock) Label:TRANSUBSTANS One of Sweden grooviest 70's inspired hard rock band recorded LIVE!.12 blistering songs recorded in Stockholm, Oslo a.o. during 2006. The cd also contain a brand new track, "I evighetens nav". Energetic, straight-forward stoner rock with catchy hooks, heavy riffs 'n' grooves and charismatic 'n' powerful vocals sung entirely in their native language. It's obvious that they are influenced by vintage seventies hard rock in the vein of Swedisch progressive hard rock legend November. Abramis Brama are among the finest recent hard rock/stoner bands. Don't hestiate, cross the rubicon and experience an interesting sonic journey. CD $12 SKU:22340
EXPLORERS CLUB- TO SING AND BE BORN AGAIN (covers of 60s bands) SAALELabel:GOLDSTAR Based in Nashville, The Explorers Club launches a 10-track album featuring covers versions of songs by '60s bands/artists including Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Turtles, Manfred Mann, The Zombies, The Lovin' Spoonful, Orpheus and The Walker Brothers. CD $12 SKU:23292
GIUDA-RACy ROLLER 70s glam rock)SAALE!Label:BURNING HEART Their mix of anthemic '70s glam pop hooks and the punchy delivery of early UK punk, has stunned listeners all across the globe.Working from the same glammy three-chord blueprint as groups like Slade, T.Rex, Faces, Status Quo, and The Sweet, Giuda take you back to a monumental bygone era of '70s rock'n'roll, specifically the pre-punk, glitter days when music was all about monstrous riffs, boisterous attitudes, high energy experimentation and fun CD $10 SKU:23310
LINDAHL, PETER- PSYCHEDELIC SWEDEN (60s 70s T REX Pink Floyd style) SAALE!Label:TRANSUBSTANS Psychedelic Sweden" is a musical reflection of when Peter had joined up with the alternative community which was growing rapidly in Sweden in the late sixties and he started to take in more psychedelic stuff, his favourites at the time being Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pugh Rogefeldt and Pink Floyd. Full story by Tobias Pettersson in the extensive booklet with an fold out poster of Peter on backside. CD $10 SKU:22339
LUTHER -N- THE B.B.B.'S-BEST OF VOL #2, (NY-based power-pop)Label:JARGON The B.B.B.'s (Bothered By Boredom) is a Rochester, NY-based power-pop band with singer/guitarist Luther Holtzman being the only constant in an ever-shifting line-up. Although the group formed in the early '80s at the University of Rochester and remained an on-and-off presence on the local scene thereafter, it wasn't until 1998 that the B.B.B.'s first proper album was released. This is their second one, containing great tracks that combine the style of Chuck Berry with British Invasion-affected rock'n'roll. CD $17 SKU:22673
MANGROVE -Endless Skies (70s style heavy rock trio IYL Sabbath /Zep )Label:TRANSUBSTANS From the ashes of the mythical Argentine duo Sandhy & Mandhy—who recorded in 1969 the intensely rare and beloved album “Para Castukis” (reissued by Lion Productions on vinyl and CD), a record suffused with beat and psychedelic influences—comes this resurrection by Mandhy of his "Celestial Stories." Alberto Vanasco Jr. (Mandhy) resumes his musical tale with twelve tracks written between 1968 and 1978. Recorded with the analogue essence and sound of the 70s, using vintage instruments like Farfisa and Hammond organ, and fuzz guitar. Features Argentine rock legends Nexus as the backing band. A record which brings together all of the various crucial elements of Argentine rock music: psychedelia, heavy blues, classic rock, and progressive rock. Stunning CD $10 SKU:22564
MIDNIGHT TRAVELLERS - UNCOMMON SENSE(Spain’s finest hard-70s rock band.) Label:WILD PUNK Debut album by Spain’s finest hard-70s rock band. These kids have been heavily influenced by classics like Zeppelin, late The Who and Black Crowes. This album was recorded at the legendary Blind Studios and sounds like thunder. Great "on the road" feeling and amazing guitar playing! CD $10 SKU:22337
ONEPERCENTRES -PLATINUM BUNDLE (ultra-catchy Japanese pop)Label:WILD PUNK Hailing from Japan, "Platinum Bundle" is a masterpiece of ultra-catchy pop with a punky edge, with arrangements close to melodic HC and emo, synthetises perfectly whats good about so different bands like THE RENTALS, REDD KROSS, WEEZER or FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE. CD $10 SKU:23305
OOSTEN, MICHAEL -sT (1974 Dutch psych folk Fairport COnvention style) with ADDITIONAL TRACKS Label:WAY GONE MUSIC The rare and much sought after 1974 folk/psych LP by this Wisconsin native. Right off the master tapes!!CD issue of the one and only and EXCELLENT album by Dutch born PSYCH-FOLK artists MICHAEL OOSTEN from USA. Originally released in 1974 privately in an edition of 400 copies. Outstanding electric folk rock feat smke great vocals and guitar work. By Many compared to the music of FAIRPORT CONVENTION CD $10 SKU:22628
TEK,DENIZ-LOST FOR WORDS (RAdio Birdman)Label:CAREER Deniz Tek, guitarist and founding member of legendary Australian proto-punk band Radio Birdman, releases an awesome album of guitar dominated instrumentals CD $19 SKU:22645
PAISLEY POLKA DOT PICNIC PARTY- VA (garage psych from the Medway scene ) -Label: BRAND MEDWAY Special budget priced collection of garagy & psychedelic bands that represent the so-called 'Medway Scene'Including bands Like: THE EFFECTIVES, THE LOVEDAYS, BRESSLAWS, SAWDUST CEASARS, THE VANDEBILTS & THE DECCAS. Some great paisley psych & garagypop bands are presented here... COMP CD $10 SKU:10309
PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS-VOL. 3 From The Brit psych Scene 1967-1970 SAALE! -Label:WOODEN HILL The third volume of Wooden Hills acclaimed series of unreleased-at-the-time British psychedelic pop artefacts, PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS 3 painstakingly assembles another twenty acetates, demos and private recordings from the soft white underbelly of the late 60s group scene. In addition to featuring the first-ever demos to surface from legendary London underground club band Jade Hexagram, theres first-time exposure for psych-era unknowns the Outside Toilet, the Carley Hill Blues Band and studio project Airbus. Also including demos from such major label acts as Serendipity, the Mirror, Warm Sounds, Schadel, the Montanas and Des James (the original, hitherto unknown to exist, acetate-only version of Little Games, subsequently recorded by the Yardbirds), PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS 3 is an essential purchase for anyone with more than a passing interest in vintage British psych-pop COMP CD $19 SKU:23046
PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS-VOL.4 (More Lost Sounds From The Britpsych Scene 1966-1969) Label:WOODEN HILL The fourth volume of Wooden Hills acclaimed series of unreleased-at-the-time British psychedelic pop artefacts, PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS 4 gathers up twenty acetates, demos and private recordings from the soft white underbelly of the late 60s group scene. Major discoveries this time around include a live-from-Swedish TV track from legendary London underground club band Jade Hexagram, two unreleased recordings from Bulldog Breed and a near-seven minute acetate-only version of Jason Crests much-loved Black Mass. With fascinating unreleased material by VU/Nico-loving Surrey teens the Velvet Frogs, High Wycombe underground warriors Respect and songwriter David Matthews (the man who wrote Matt Monros countercultural anthem Were Gonna Change The World), PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS 4 is an essential purchase for all admirers of vintage British psych-pop. COMP CD $19 SKU:23156
ELECTRIC HOLYLAND - va (60s obscure Jesus fuzz psych) LTD REPRESS Label:Lysergic Sound Distributors A small vinyl repressing of this much-revered psychedelic compilation, out of print for nearly ten years! A compilation of some of the rarest, most obscure and guitar-driven Jesus Rock ever recorded, all from the 1960s and '70s. There's 12 different tracks from 12 different groups, including cuts from the mega-rare Earthen Vessel, Shekina Glory and The Ark albums. There's also fuzz-drenched offerings from such unknowns as Renacimiento, Children Of The Lamb and The Wild Olive Branch Band. This is a great combination of the obscure and heavy, yet it's all Jesus Rock. This comes in an absolutely stunning colorful original art psychedelic cover that will flash you back to San Francisco circa 1967! COMP LP $25 SKU:22477
FADING YELLOW - Vol 1 DOUBLE LP 65-69 pop psych. anniversary reissue dbl lp gatefold sleeve. HAND NUMBERED! Label:FLOWER MACHINE DOUBLE-LP! 'Fading Yellow Volume 1'. 1995 saw the release of the original 'Fading Yellow' LP, numbered edition of 330 copies which sold out fast. Nine of the trax from that LP made it onto the 2002 'Fading Yellow, Volume 1' CD. So to promote this 10 year anniversary this limited edition double LP (500 numbered copies) is released, including new photos and improved sound. Beautiful fully laminated gatefold sleeve. Pressed on 160-gram thick virgin vinyl, housed in black polylined innersleeves. Considered perhaps the best comp ever made in this genre. COMP LP $29 SKU:18726
WHO WILL BUY THESE WONDERFUL EVILS...- vol 4 LTd 500 ( The Pebbles of Sweden. 60s rare psych ) Label:HOTSTUFF From the ashes of the mythical Argentine duo Sandhy & Mandhy—who recorded in 1969 the intensely rare and beloved album “Para Castukis” (reissued by Lion Productions on vinyl and CD), a record suffused with beat and psychedelic influences—comes this resurrection by Mandhy of his "Celestial Stories." Alberto Vanasco Jr. (Mandhy) resumes his musical tale with twelve tracks written between 1968 and 1978. Recorded with the analogue essence and sound of the 70s, using vintage instruments like Farfisa and Hammond organ, and fuzz guitar. Features Argentine rock legends Nexus as the backing band. A record which brings together all of the various crucial elements of Argentine rock music: psychedelia, heavy blues, classic rock, and progressive rock. Stunning COMP LP $22 SKU:14608
BANSHEE(USA)-LIVIN' IN THE JUNGLE (fired up fury of The Stooges, MC5 & Alice Cooper) COLORED VINYL -Label:CARDINAL FUZZ Hailing from Boston and blazing red hot cinders through your eyes Banshee channel widescreen, kick out the jams m*therfuckers psyche-rock-a-rama with a singer doing his best to channel both Alice and Iggy. Yes they rock like crazy and play with the fired up fury of The Stooges, MC5 and The Alice Cooper Group as they let their freak flag fly. On 'Livin In The Jungle' Banshee detonate over 11 tracks of pure diamond arrangements that will lay you out flat and have your head swirling from the whallop of the sleazy voodoo racket that Banshee have created. Informed in equal parts by the intensity of '60s Detroit and The Alice Cooper Group and with a rhythmic underbelly the calls on in parts the funk explosion of WAR. From the opening Intro of 'Genesis' amid a barrage of bells, chimes jungle sounds and a group feeling the funk they lay straight into 'The Law' where without missing a beat and over a blast of guitar riffs, dive bombing bass lines, thunderous drums and a voice that spits out and caterwails with a vengeance you find Banshee freewheelin' into what will become your favourite rock'n'roll LP for 2020. The engine has started and the whole record is executed at a breakneck pace that is a furious rollercoaster ride to sweet oblivion. On the final epic sprawl that is 'Caged Birds' which starts out with a garage like Sister Ray bump'n'grind chug before descending into a glorious meltdown of fuzzed up wah wah guitars and glockenspiels before everything finally fades back into the jungle. 'Livin In The Jungle' is one rabid rock'n'roll animal of a record. Limited to 500 copies on coloured vinyl. LP $24 SKU:22824
BIKINI WIPEOUTS-ETERNO VERANO AL SOL (Teenage 60s pop styleLabel:FAMILY SPREE The Bikini Wipeouts bring their debut album with fourteen tracks, full of instrosurf, melodical vocals, reverb and fuzz. An album full of pop melodies and teenage sixties spirit. Cover artwork by Roberto Arguelles. LP $19 SKU:23288
BLOPS- ST (1970s highly sought after killer South American psych/prog rarity -180 gram ltd to 300 ) SAALE! Label:GUERSSEN First official reissue of this early 1970s highly sought after killer South American psych/progressive rarity Known as 'Del Volar De Las Palomas' ('The Flight Of The Doves'), this is the second eponymous album from Chile's legendary psychedelic folk-rock outfit Los Blops. Originally released in 1971, while the band lived in a communal house known as 'Manchufela', it's another superb psychedelic folk-rock offering with a slightly more electrified sound on some of the tracks. Expect great songs, melancholic atmospheres, deep vocals (in Spanish), acoustic and electric guitars, flute, organ, percussion, drums, cello, violin, backward effects and more. The colour insert features photos and liner notes in English/Spanish and the record is housed in an old style heavy cardboard tip-on sleeve. LP $25 SKU:13525
DEL-TOROS -TEN STORIES HIGH (Dutch alternative surf rockers) SAALE!Label:DOWN AT THE NIGHTCLUB On 'Ten Stories High', Dutch alternative surf rockers Del-Toros once again unleash an exciting mixture of desert-, surf-, punk- and hardrock. But they changed the game big time as their instrumental side has completely taken over. The Del-Toros drift off into strange tangets and wave their freak flag into a fuzzy and reverb sheer sonic perfection. There is only one song on the album with vocals. Peter te Bos, singer of the famous Dutch garagerock band Claw Boys Claw is taking 'Rockettool' to a higher level like if Jim Morrison and William S. Burroughs joined forces. Bertus Borgers features on '2174'. Produced by Peter van Elderen and Guido Bruin, 'Ten Stories High' features 10 blistering and heavy songs that combine all their influences. The album comes in a gatefold cover, limited to 500 copies. LP $22 SKU:23259
RINGERS- Let Them Be Known (Obscure 60s L.A. garage ) Label:BREAK AWAY Euro release. 10 Track collection of significant, obscure 1965/1966 garage beat from Los Angeles, including rare 45s and great sounding unreleased tracks. Detailed 4-page insert with complete history and rare pictures. Featuring drummer BILL LYNN, who also played with Elvis Presley. LP $15 SKU:14592
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21ST CENTURY SOUND MOVEMENT- ST Mini-LP cardboard sleeve and rare 45 trcks ( 60s garage ) - Label:GEAR FAB Finally, after years of searching, we have finally discovered a copy of this mega-rare garage LP from an unknown group from Missouri. From 1968, these guys did cover versions of the songs of their day even better than the original artists with a great fuzz garage sound! It is a true shame we do not the names of these musicians for the album provides us no credits whatsoever to these truly talented guys!! Mini-LP cardboard sleeve format. Also includes their ultra-rare 45 tracks!! CD $10 SKU:14463
AKA-CRAZY JOE(Indonesian '70s heavy psych rock)Label:GRANADILLA MUSIC A CD-reissue of the third LP from the leading Indonesian '70s rockband. Compared to their previous output this '72 collection there are some new and surprising changes of direction. These are showcased by the powerful funk rock of the opening title track, the dirty garage beat of 'Skip Away' and 'Raja Jalan', and various up tempo soul-pop tunes. And, of course, we also hear moments of Indo balladry and tinges of soft rock. Fans of exotic pop à la Baris Manco, soft rock in the vein of late '60s-mid '70s Hollies and the emotional Eastern German pop/rock of Karat and Die Puhdys will love this utterly beautiful record. CD $10 SKU:20861
AKA-REFLECTION (Indonesian '70s heavy psych rock)Label:GRANADILLA MUSIC Fans of 60s US west coast dream pop who may stand heavier tunes and devoted music lovers who go for the classic 60s and early 70s sound will go nuts! AKA might have been one of the top acts of the Indonesian rock scene in the late '60s and early '70s. It does not necessarily mean that any international audience for heavy rock and psychedelic sounds would have noticed that back then but we change that now. A beautiful reissue with lush epic ballads, powerful heavy rock, a great beat tune with a flowery feel that drags you straight to the dancehall and another epic, yet utterly heavy blues rock and psyche freak out track that makes this a colourful album to spin on your stereo. Fans of 60s US west coast dream pop who may stand heavier tunes and devoted music lovers who go for the classic 60s and early 70s sound will go nuts CD $10 SKU:20863
ALLEN, GREG’S FRINGE RELIGION - Elevator Girl/Queen of ARt (Hard Rock NY DOlls/THUNDERS related)Label:STRAIGHT TO THE TOP Greg Allen's Fringe Religion is a Boston-based band that formed in 2013 - but they are hardly beginners when it comes to rock and roll. Singer, guitar player and songwriter Greg Allen and bass player Chicago Vin Earnshaw were in a band with the late great Jerry Nolan (drummer for the New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers). Allen has released a number of recordings (including those famous last songs with Jerry Nolan) and has done some time with the underground in London and New York. Earnshaw is a veteran East Coast side-man (Luther Johnson Chicago Blues Band, Jack Smith and the Rockabilly Planets, Lazy Lester and Hubert Sumlin to name a few) and an actor who has appeared in stage, TV and film productions. Allen and Earnshaw are joined by guitar player Curt Florczak who rocks hard but with a real sense of melody and finesse and spent his time in the gunk punk underground with LA's B-Movie Rats, and the equally formidable drummer Chris Michaels.Greg Allen might have played with New York Doll/Heartbreaker Jerry Nolan but he's no Johnny Thunders clone. Yes, he's got that guttersnipe, raw guitar tone but he has a unique song writing style that evokes a dystopic world through a cast of twisted characters. The music is rock and roll with a nod to all the greats. The band sounds simultaneously familiar and fresh. Hints of classic arena rock, power pop, sleazy glam, proto punk, gut bucket blues and even some country honk serve as backdrop to Allen's unique story telling. Its pure rock and roll, the kind they don't make anymore. Listen to Greg Allen's Fringe Religion and restore your faith in rock and roll. CD $2 SKU:20625
AMAZING - WAit for a Light ( psych pop perfection) - Label:SUBLIMINAL SOUNDS (SWEDEN) Gatefold digipack. Brand new recordings of Swedish Folk-Rock-Psych-Pop perfection. The Amazing fell far from the tree. A natural process: coming together through affection, then slowly crystallising into a folk-rock-psych-pop- collective slowly pushing, bending then playing with any preconceived notions of pop. Friends first and foremost, its this kindred spirit that imbues the bands debut with a feeling unlike that of most releases - one of natural harmony, persistent progression and with a panoramic gaze fixed on distant settings. Their 2009 debut album has received unanimous critical acclaim worldwide. This is their follow up a new mini-album with an all-encompassing sonic soundscape of groovy electric folk rock, psychedelic pop and heavy jams. The core musicians in The Amazing are Christoffer Gunrup, Reine Fiske, who doubles as the lead guitar wizard in Dungen and whos solos so furiously its as if somethings trapped inside him that must be turned into melody or hell burst into flames, Johan Holmegard (who doubles as the drummer in Dungen too) and Fredrik Swahn. With special guests including some of Swedens finest musicians; Gustav Ejstes (Dungen) and Moussa Fadera (Life on Earth!) amongst others, nothing on Wait for a light to come is introverted or overworked - everything is balanced, kept together by natural melodies, soulful vocals and just how perfect should be. The Amazing is a feeling, an organic consequence of something that effortlessly came together, the start of a quite extraordinary tale. CD $10 SKU:20914
BUFFALO KILLERS- Dig Sow Grow Love Digipack CD -Label:ALIVE On Buffalo Killers‘ fourth full-length effort "Dig. Sow. Love. Grow." the Ohio-based trio have created an album that stampedes with the ferocity of their first two albums (the Dan Auerbach-produced "Let It Ride" from 2008 and their self-titled debut from two years prior), yet it also incorporates much of the loose, organic nature from last year’s highly-praised album "3".
"Dig. Sow. Love. Grow." is a heady synthesis of not only their own previous efforts, but also the many unique styles of music cultivated on American soil over the last five decades. From late ’60s psychedelia, blues, Americana, garage rock and the folk-rock sounds that rolled out of Laurel Canyon in the early ’70s like a sweet cloud of Acapulco Gold, brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard along with Joseph Sebaali have brought them all together to create an intoxicating album that sounds as timeless as it does remarkably fresh… and quite unlike anything else being released today. Buffalo Killers have toured extensively with greats such as The Black Crowes, The Black Keys and, more recently, North Mississippi Allstars. CD $5 SKU:14392
CAL - Homegrown (60s/70s influenced psych hard-rock) -Label:OUT-SIDER Totally under the radar US private pressing from 1982. 60s/70s influenced psychedelic hard-rock full of distorted guitar and freaky synths with some mellowed-out folky moments. File next to other psych misfits such like T Kail, D.R. Hooker, Marcus, Michael Angelo…Cal - also known as “Cal Rock&Roll” - was a band formed in the mid-70s in New York by some veteran musicians from the club scene: Larry Calabrese on guitar & vocals, Andy Barone on bass, Jerry Joly on drums / vocals and Jeffrey Gaer on keyboards. Famous for their powerful live shows – one of their stellar moments was opening for Leslie West & Mountain - , Cal secured a faithful fan base, especially among the biker crowd.
“Homegrown” was released in 1982 in a edition of 2000 copies, most of which were discarded due to pressing faults. Also, the album mastered at lower speed. Soon after, Larry met Todd Rundgren at a recording studio and he expressed interest in the band and some of their songs. Famous record label Sugarhill were also interested in adding Cal to their roster but nothing came of it in the end. So “Homegrown” vanished into obscurity until some original copies were discovered by psych dealers and collectors in the 90s.
* First ever legit reissue
* Insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos
* Remastered sound with corrected pitch / speed. CD $10 SKU:21146
CLARK, TODD TAMANEND -NOVA PSYCHEDELIA DBL CD 1975-1985Label:ANOPHELES (2CD) A complete collection of the entire vinyl output recorded between 75-85 under the names THE STARS, THE EYES, TODD CLARK GROUP, and TODD CLARK. Thirty-three tracks of ambitious, out-there psych and experimental proto-cyberpunk action, packaged with a 20-page booklet with history, track notes, photos, and artwork. CD $14 SKU:20614
COOPER,JOHN & PHILIPPA,-The Cooperville Times (1969 like early Jefferson Airplane)-Label:FRESH Spooky psychedelic folk rock (1969) featuring the unmistakable guitar sounds of Julian Laxton (Freedom’s Children). Unquestionably one of the rarest South African albums ever: folk tinged psychedelia, featuring the whimsical vocals of John & Philipa Cooper with guitar by Julian Laxton, which has been hailed by collectors worldwide as comparable to the legendary Mellow Candle or early Jefferson Airplane. Brother/sister John & Philipa Cooper went to Britain shortly after the album was made, and there the story ends. Even so, this amazing album is considered in the same class as those by Billy Nichols, Duncan Browne and Blossom Toes. Well composed underground songs, folk rock, effects—an album full of ideas and masterfully played... it just has the right feel, with the combination of great songs and a '60s art-vibe. The perfect underground folk-rock album CD $14 SKU:20401
FEVER TREE - San Francisco Girls (TEXAS 1968)-Label:GEAR FAB The great Houston, Texas band that had a slew of 45's, EP's and LP"s out between 1967-1970. Collection contains all the original 10 tracks from their first self-titled 1968 LP on UNI + 5 previously unre. tracks. From the original mastertapes.17 tracks CD $10 SKU:18658
HEYOKA - Spirit of Revelation (legendary Texas 1977)-Label:SHROOMANGEL Tri-fold digipak CD version of this legendary Texas band's music, tracks recorded between the years 1977 and 1986, all previously unissued. "Mention Heyoka to any self respecting rock music head in Texas and they'll tell you about this legendary band, the greatest unsigned band ever to originate from that state. Heyoka captured the imagination of fans with a back story fueled by mystical Native American folklore and peyote dreams. They opened for Rush at Randy's Rodeo, then managed to get plum slots opening for Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Be-Bop Deluxe, Golden Earring, Budgie, Trapeze and Rick Derringer. The music video for "Video Madness" made it onto MTV—but was then unceremoniously banned. "Heyoka, like Ultra in San Antonio... really should have made it but didn't," concert promoter Jack Orbin says. "I think they were ahead of their time musically. They were progressive metal, and that's what exploded out of San Antonio. They were innovators." The music is reminiscent of Jethro Tull and Kansas, but retaining a unique quality all its own, evoking Native American imagery under the mystical guide of Black Elk. Tracks all from masters, recorded between the years 1977 and 1986, all previously unissued. CD $10 SKU:19959
HORSES- ST (Rare 1969 gem CSNY style) Label:GEAR FAB Rare 1969 gem, features songs by Carter-Gilbert who penned "Incense & peppermints" for Strawberry Alarm Clock & "That Acapulco road" for Rainy Daze. blend of Crosby/Stills/Nash/Young and Poco: excellent vocal harmonies, hammond organ & harmonica.3 of the 5 members went on to the Dead-related band KINGFISH. CD $10 SKU:19632
INSTANT FLIGHT- ENDLESS JOURNEY (psych pop rock)-Label:HEADSPIN 2nd and follow up album to their highly acclaimed debut 'Colours & Lights' from 2005. INSTANT FLIGHT is a London based 4 piece psychedelic pop/rock band, who have also worked closely with 'the god of hell fire' Arthur Brown, forming his backing band - they play on the Dvd "Arthur Brown Live at the London Astoria". This second album features 12 glorious psychedelic pop/rock tunes that stick to the mind like bees on honey. All tracks breathe the UK 1968 freakbeat atmosphere, though melodic & timeless, songs loaded with nice lead guitars/slide guitars, mellotron, organs, even the 60's r&b harmonica is present occasionally, as well as flute, trombone, trumpet & bouzouki. Some songs feature typical St. Pepper's type arrangements and shine like "Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds", colourful and surrealistic, while others float on a middle eastern carpet, taking you on a journey beyond the land of dreams. The CD comes with a nice colourful 12 page booklet including all lyrics and is illustrated with surrealistic paintings by Marco Magnani, singer/guitarist/songwriter of the band. An 'Endless Journey' to 'Dreamland' in a 'Universe In A Verse' going 'Back To The Light' where 'The Best Part' of 'The Land Is The Same' with a 'Vanishing' 'Magic Stream' of 'Gentle Waves Of Sound' were we 'Celebrate' and 'Play For A fool' so we can 'Get Away' and fly forever more... CD $12 SKU:18751
LITTLE MURDERS- Dig For Plenty (Aussie Power Pop) -Label:OFF THE HIP Dig For Plenty" is full of new stage favorites from the opening power pop treats of "For You" "Pretty Penny", and "Rock Academy" to the London jet set swing of "Roxy" and the bouncy pop delight of "Girl What's On Your Mind?". The album is full of simply great Little Murders tracks. The garage rock groove that is "Running Man" the psychedelic rock trip of "Velvet (Get Out Of Bed)". And more. CD $10 SKU:14424
MOBBS -GARAGE PUNK FOR BOYS (British garage punk) SAALE!Label:CRAVAT From the ashes of the mythical Argentine duo Sandhy & Mandhy—who recorded in 1969 the intensely rare and beloved album “Para Castukis” (reissued by Lion Productions on vinyl and CD), a record suffused with beat and psychedelic influences—comes this resurrection by Mandhy of his "Celestial Stories." Alberto Vanasco Jr. (Mandhy) resumes his musical tale with twelve tracks written between 1968 and 1978. Recorded with the analogue essence and sound of the 70s, using vintage instruments like Farfisa and Hammond organ, and fuzz guitar. Features Argentine rock legends Nexus as the backing band. A record which brings together all of the various crucial elements of Argentine rock music: psychedelia, heavy blues, classic rock, and progressive rock. Stunning CD $10 SKU:20698
NATIONAL WAKE- ST (80s South African punk)Label:FRESH The scene for developing free-thinking rock music in South Africa was a struggle against social and political barriers unlike any place else in the world at that time, except perhaps for the Eastern Block countries then under the thumb of USSR era communism. This is a story of struggle, the sum total of which reaches far beyond the music: National Wake, the band Ian Kadey led in the late 70s and early 80s, were South Africa's first, and indeed only, multiracial punk band. And yet Kadey had kept this unique story to himself, partly because he thought no one was interested (National Wake split in 1982 just after putting out their solitary release, an album of which only 500 copies were pressed), but also, Kadey says, because "it was too painful for me, so I just buried it". The band's two black members, brothers Gary and Punka Khoza had subsequently died: the former had struggled with mental illness and killed himself; the latter died from an Aids-related illness. " Kadey formed National Wake in the aftermath of the Soweto uprising of 1976 – "one of the conditions of living in a repressive state like that is that it just seems impossible to do anything about it, there's a kind of paralysis, but that was a real 'get up, stand up' moment: look at these kids, it's time to take up the fight" – their sound influenced by British and American punk and Bob Marley. If the South African authorities had somehow managed to overlook Bob Marley, they didn't miss National Wake, whose songs didn't exactly cloak their political message in layers of impenetrable metaphor. In three minutes, the band's signature tune 'International News' manages to decry state censorship, the war in Angola and what guitarist Steve Moni calls "the ostrich life of suburban South Africa, just spending your time deliberately trying not to notice things". They seem to have been viewed with a certain awe even by rival punk bands: "They had an aura, like wanted men," says Michael Flek, frontman of South Africa's first punk band Wild Youth. "When they showed up it was like the revolutionaries had arrived” CD $14 SKU:20406
NERVEBREAKERS - Hijack the Radio(Anthology of mid to late 70s studio recordings) Label:GET HIP An anthology of mid to late 70s studio recordings, some of which ended up on the Nervebreakers' late-70's 7" vinyl releases on Wild Child Records, some on the 1979 Texas punk LP compilation Are We Too Late For The Trend? (ESR Records), some on a volume of Italian label Rave Up Records series of American Lost Punk Rock Nuggets, and others that have up-to-now never been publicly released. CD $10 SKU:13995
ORANGE DROP -STONED IN LOVE (Dreamy psych acid laced sounds) SAALE! Label:MEGA DODO Hailing from Philadelphia, The Orange Drop blends dreamy psychedelia with some darker, acid-laced sounds of the '60s. Brian Jonestown Massacre fans (particularly of the early records) should appreciate The Orange Drop's approach that is both lo-fi and polished. If this is garage rock, it was made in a garage that conceals an amateur LSD lab. Orange Drop re-invents '60s psychedelia with a 21st century twist of experimentalism! CD $14 SKU:20992
SUCK - Time to Suck ( 1970 South African hard rock ) Label:FRESH The loudest, most controversial and obnoxious revolutionary fist-in-your-face rock album not to come out of Detroit! An album (Parlophone, 1970) that is all howling feedback guitars, explosive drumming, and muscular vocal antics‹and why not, as the album includes cover versions of songs by Black Sabbath, Grand Funk, plus a slow-burn 'Season of the Witch' that would spook Donovan, and the most schizoid '21st Century Schizoid Man' imaginable; the band rampaged through conservative South Africa for almost one year, then split; original album plus an EMI compilation track as a bonus; liner notes and photos tell the whole story of Suck. CD $14 SKU:20063
TERRY & THE PIRATES- Comanche Boots (70s San Francisco Quicksilver Messenger Service )-Label:ACADIA Twenty nine years after the release of the original Too Close For Comfort comes the third issue of this priceless and timeless music from San Francisco's own Terry & The Pirates.” Another view: “Probably only remembered today as one of the many bands graced by the guitarwork of John Cipollina following his departure from Quicksilver Messenger Service, and as a footnote in the career of Nicky Hopkins, Terry and the Pirates deserve much greater recognition. Although Cipollina’s feral guitar is undoubtedly essential to their charms, the work of Terry Dolan himself should not be underestimated. His voice is an acquired taste, a strange mixture of David Crosby and Captain Beefheart, but as such, it’s impressively distinctive. Meanwhile, his songwriting mines that same rich vein of American folk which yielded ‘Pride Of Man’ (so memorably covered by Quicksilver). The best songs on this collection of various live and studio recordings are certainly Dolan’s own. Whilst a version of Jackie Wilson’s ‘Higher & Higher’ might be entertainingly audacious, covers of ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘Don’t Do It’ aren’t going to make anybody forget those by The Band, despite some impressive sparring between Cipollina and second guitarist Greg Douglass on the latter. In this context, tracks like ‘Inside and Out’ and ‘Inlaws and Outlaws’ distinguish themselves as fine examples of original Californian rock n’ roll. Even if none of this is especially ground-breaking or epoch-defining music, it’s played with spirit and any fans of West Coast music who might have easily overlooked it should be sure to rectify their mistake. CD $10 SKU:18999
THUNDERS, Johnny--Diary of a Gypsy Lover 23 TRAX ALTERNATE STUDIO CUTS,LIVE,RADIO)?Label:SONIC Punk rock guitar hero, earning a cult following for his noisy but epic style a few years before the insouciant new music gained its name. Following in the footsteps of his idol and role model Keith Richards, Johnny Thunders (born John Anthony Genzale, Jr.) lived the ultimate rock & roll life, spending most of his days churning out tough, sloppy three-chord rock & roll and gaining nearly as strong a reputation for his decades-long struggle with addiction as for his music. Thunders made his greatest impact as a member of the New York Dolls, the proto-punk glam rockers of the early '70s. During the late '70s, he was a familiar figure on the New York punk scene, both with his band the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. Thunders performed and recorded steadily until his death in 1991, turning out a series of records that inadvertently documented the struggles of his life and his art. CD $10 SKU:20428
TOUCH- Street Suite (1968 blues psych) -Label:GEAR FAB AllMusic Review by Stanton Swihart :Coming directly from playing live with some of the finest hard rock bands of the era, Touch entered the studio to record their only album in 1968, released the following year in a limited pressing of 100 LPs. This Gear Fab reissue collects that entire album with the original lineup's two non-LP 45s, three songs recorded by the altered post-LP lineup, and a couple cuts by the Essence, the latter day band of Touch leader Ray Schulte. As such, it is the complete collection of the band's intense, sometimes left-leaning psychedelia grounded in blues.
T CD $10 SKU:18644
WAVES OF FURY - Thirst (encompasses everything from Motown & Stax to The Stooges, Clah, Spiritualized & The Mary Chain.)Label:ALIVE Thirst’ is the debut album from Somerset based Waves Of Fury. This 10 track debut long player sees Carter Sharp (vocals), Bim Williams (horns), Fil Ward (guitars/vocals), James Macphee (drums) and Jamie Bird (pianos/ vocals) take up the rhythm & blues blueprint and filter it through a 40+ year historical path that encompasses everything from Motown & Stax to The Stooges, Clah, Spiritualized & The Mary Chain. It’s a sonic blast of an album, and a welcome breath of fresh air. ‘Thirst’ was recorded at PJ Harvey’s studio in Bristol.
"Scuzzy proto-punk in the vein of Iggy Pop morphing into a Motown-beat driven garage track. Sounds like a mess; but this isn’t impossibly cluttered, it’s impossibly good. All bursts of horn and screeching vocals – it sounds like a forgotten gem from the Ace Records catalogue, but it’s brand new." – Nicholas Burman / Artrocker
"They have found a way to reconcile their twin passions: Stooges and Stax, garage and soul, rock’n'roll’s trash aesthetic and the exuberance and jubilation of old-style R&B." – The Guardian
"Has a Rolling Stones swagger… it’s like Steppenwolf jamming with The Commodores and is every bit as magnificent as that alliance should be." –å God Is In The TV
"An unholy alliance of scowling, snarling vocals, sleazy guitar licks, Motown horns, and high octane percussion." – The Mad Mackerel
"A full assault on the senses. Lou Reed, Iggy & The Stooges, the New York Dolls influences are clear. A sonic treat!" – Blast 1386
"WOF really don’t sound that much like anyone else. The closest comparison is probably to the jazzier numbers on The Clash’s London Calling, but this is far, far weirder. Lead single ‘Businessman’s Guide to Witchcraft’, manages to tie soulful piano and razor-edged horn stabs to raging, spitting vocals and noisy guitar – it sounds improbable and unpleasant, but, incredibly, it works wonders." – The New Thing CD $5 SKU:14633
WICKED LADY- Psychotic Overkill (70s raw psych) - Label:GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN) Repress! Presented on CD, here is the second volume to complete the anthology of Wicked Lady's recordings. These are the final tracks, recorded in 1972, just before the band splitup and guitarist Martin Weaver left to re-emerge with thecult-band Dark. On offer is another batch of excessive,over-the-top doomy psychedelic hard-rockers, including
underground classics like 'I'm A Freak' and the 21-minute epic Ship Of Ghosts'. CD $18 SKU:14209
WILLIAMS, ANDRE - Life ((Garage soul with Matthew from Outrageous Cherry!))Label:ALIVE Andre Williams' new album, "Life" is absolutely stunning. It really doesn't matter how old this guy gets, he will always sing about the glory of the beautiful woman ("Heels", "Shake a Tail Feather"), being down on his luck (Don't Kick My Dog, Money Ain't Got No Loyalty) and, best of all on this record, current affairs (Blame it on Obama). A backing band featuring Matt Smith, Jim Diamond and Dave Shettler only helps enhance Williams' dry, witty, deadpan delivery. Just wow." _ Brett Calwood / Detroit Metro Times CD $10 SKU:14562
WOODEN LION -ST (unreleased 70s heavy psych )Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES On CD, here's one of the rarest previously unreleased heavy psych album from the early '70s UK underground by the original five-piece band. Painstakingly re-mastered from the only surviving acetate, you get long, tripped-out tracks with an early Hawkwind feel, toughened by dark vocals that combine to make this a cosmic-doom classic. Highlights include the atmospheric 'Ice Maiden', the spaced-out 'She Paints Strange Pictures' and their notorious tour de force, the lengthy three-part 'McAlistairess Phantoms'. Plenty of rare band shots, items of memorabilia and detailed sleeve notes included in this long lost forgotten classic. CD $10 SKU:21108
DUDE, YOU ROCK - Rare DAllas TExas METAL -Label:TRIPLE X Rare Dallas,Texas based rock and metal compilation on Triple X Records, USA. Released in 1990. Features 13 bands, an eclectic mix, ranging between thrash metal rigor mortis to rockabilly of Rev Horton Heat, Etc. COMP CD $5 SKU:20708
FADING YELLOW - VOL.14 Spanish Popsike and Other Delights -67-73-Label:FLOWER MACHINE HAND NUMBERED EDITION OF 500!
A unique trip into the Spanish late 60s/early 70s "pop-sike and other delights" music scene. All the trax on a compilation for the first time. 14 high class Fading Yellow tracks with 3 bonustracks on the CD COMP CD $16 SKU:14583
HEAVY PROG FALL OUT- VA rare, prev. unrel. & live 69-73- Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES A trailblazing new compilation CD of rare, previously unreleased and live material recorded between 1969-73 by a number of obscure and unknown UK bands alongside some AA nuggets from our Prog-Rock catalogue. COMP CD $12 SKU:21105
ARMAS JOVENES- V/A ( 14 bands, rare Spanish garage )LAST COPIES Label:MARILYN /ALIVE Pre ALIVE label, early '90s Spanish garage featuring Perdydos, Elementos, La Jungla, Bach Is Dead, John Holms Underground etc. WAREHOUSE FIND, only a few left COMP LP $20 SKU:25280
KILLED BY DEATH- Vol.6 (rare U.S. punk ) -Label:REDRUM The concept that started it all. Around 1988 an obsessed Swedish collector living in New York started what would cause dozens around the world to develop an addiction to own any obscure record featured under the Killed By Death name. The first 4 volumes highlighted some of the best (and now most expensive) punk records ever. Tracks on site - COMP LP $12 SKU:209
BREAKAWAYS ( NERVES related ) - Walking Out On Love/ The Lost Sessions BLACK VINYL - Label:ALIVE Back of the jacket features a collage with rare/unseen photos of Paul and Peter, as well as liner notes by the both of them. After spending nearly 30 years gathering dust in a closet The Breakaways makes its worldwide debut! Born in 1978 after the demise of The NERVES, this short lived combo was formed by PAUL COLLINS and PETER CASE, just prior to the formation of The Plimsouls and The Beat. "Walking Out On Love - The Lost Sessions" compiles all the band's known material, including studio recordings, demos, and acoustic rehearsals. "This is the sound of pop on the streets of Los Angeles circa 1978." -- Paul Collins. "I'd forgotten these tapes even existed. We were definitely homing in on something." -- Peter Case. LP $20 SKU:14368
DEUTER - D (German cosmic psych 1970) Label:MISSING VINYL We say: ““A wonderfully entertaining exploration of drones, swells, rhythms, and melodies. Deuter was clearly a student of Indian ragas, but he took that influence and mixed it with drug-tinged psychedelia and synthesizers to create a vibrant new hybrid. If you're into kraut-rock, world music, ambient, and/or psychedelia, you need to get this album. Also highly recommended to fans of Acid Mothers Temple and the new psychedelia...” Deuter was a product of both East and West. Eckart Rahn, a young record producer at that time, recognized Deuter's talents, and in 1971 released his first recording, “D,” on the then fledgling Kuckuck label (not, we hasten to mention, in any way a “new age” album). Deuter began to go into the mountains to record birds, water and wind to accompany his music; he also began spending much of his time at an ashram in Poona, India. Deuter was also one of the first artists to blend that Eastern influence into his music. Yet he did that blending in such a gentle fashion that it never jarred Western ears, unaccustomed to Eastern rhythms and tonalities. The terrific “D” album is an all solo affair recorded via multi-tracked guitars, electronics, percussion, flutes, and so on, in what looks to be Deuter’s bed-room; very psychedelic processing, at times an almost ADII-like heaviness mixing with more Popol Vuh-ish mystical spaciousness. Perfectly crafted headspace and always a pleasure to absorb, this is one of the finest and most unheralded albums of the early 1970s German scene. An all-time favorite.” label says: “Deuter was one of the earliest multi-instrumental soloists in Germany. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of New Age music and is still active, having released more than 40 albums. D, his first album, was released on the legendary Kuckuck label in 1971 and is considered to be a classic. With guitars, sitar, organ, harmonium, Asian and Oriental percussives, etc., it is a mixture of psychedelic underground rock, cosmic music and ethnic fusion, at places similar to Amon Düül 2, Between and Popol Vuh. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, exact reproduction of the original first pressing LP $26 SKU:21068
DRAGONFLY (USA) 60s Calif heavy psych Blue Cheer style) gatefold - SAALE Label:GUERSSEN RECORDS (Spain) First-ever vinyl reissue of the self-titled album by Dragonfly, Originally issued in the late '60s., Heavy psych-rock from Colorado, with searing guitar leads -- sounds like: Blue Cheer, Sir Lord Baltimore, Cream, etc. Includes original artwork and an insert with liner notes. LP $28 SKU:14363
DUKE ,DORIS- ST w liner notes by Swamp Dogg, remastered -black vinyl Label:ALIVE Originally released in 1969 on Canyon, this record is now considered by many to be the GREATEST DEEP SOUL ALBUM of all time. Our freshly REMASTERED CD DIGIPAK version features a BOOKLET with NEW LINER NOTES by producer Swamp Dogg, as well as RECENTLY UNEARTHED PHOTOS OF THE SESSION. The vinyl is a 180 GRAM pressing and includes a POSTER. This amazing album also features Duane Allman on guitar. LP $20 SKU:14783
FLAMIN GROOVIES- Straight Outta Madrid - 10” - LAST COPIES! Label:MARILYN/ALIVE 3 former members of The Flamin’ Groovies getting together for some live fun in Spain.A 10 vinyl EP recorded in mono direct to DAT May 19, 1994 at The Revolver Club, Madrid, Spain.Produced by James Ferrell, Chris Wilson & Danny Mihm. Chris Wilson – vocals & guitar (bass on “Sympathy For The Devil”); James Ferrell – lead guitar; Danny Mihm – drums, percussion; special guest, Daniel Jeanrenaud – bass guitar & backing vocals.
Cover art by Paul Mavrides. Design by Patrick Boissel. Edited & mastered by “Doctor” Mike Wolf at Music Box Studio, Hollywood, California. “Thanks to Guy de Seze of La Reniere, Fabrice & Mireille, Philippe Maurizi, Jean-Herve Michel, Easy, Alfonso Cito Sanchez, the Revolver Club, the Spanish audience, Ruta 66, James Henry and to Roy, George, Timmy & Cyril” LP $10 SKU:13108
MANDHYLON -Negra ciudad(68-70 Argentine blues psych)LP + color insert- Label:LION From the ashes of the mythical Argentine duo Sandhy & Mandhy—who recorded in 1969 the intensely rare and beloved album “Para Castukis” (reissued by Lion Productions on vinyl and CD), a record suffused with beat and psychedelic influences—comes this resurrection by Mandhy of his "Celestial Stories." Alberto Vanasco Jr. (Mandhy) resumes his musical tale with twelve tracks written between 1968 and 1978. Recorded with the analogue essence and sound of the 70s, using vintage instruments like Farfisa and Hammond organ, and fuzz guitar. Features Argentine rock legends Nexus as the backing band. A record which brings together all of the various crucial elements of Argentine rock music: psychedelia, heavy blues, classic rock, and progressive rock. Stunning LP $24 SKU:20954
MONDO DRAG - New Rituals - BLACK VINYL ( psych / stoner PSYCH discovered by Parker Griggs of Radio Moscow ) - Label:ALIVE Trip out with Mondo Drag! From deep in the cosmos of Iowa, this psychedelic outfit has created a strange brew of garage, psych, space, sludge and stoner rock. "New Rituals," their debut for Alive, is an incursion into extended psychedelic blues guitar jams and haunting vocals over heavy, steady bass lines and thumping percussion. Mondo Drag has shared the stage with bands such as Witchcraft, Dead Meadow, Pentagram, and Radio Moscow, to name just a few. "They rock. Most songs clock in at over 6 minutes, yet you don't notice the time go by because they seem to take that long just to rev up. Each song stretches, cries, screams, and tears itself apart." - Berkeley Place LP $18 SKU:20833
NIKKI AND THE CORVETTES - ST ( 60s style powerpop goddesses w Peter James of the ROMANTICS ) ELECTRIC BLUE VINYL Label:BOMP Records New pressing on gorgeous BLUE VINYL! Garage pop goddesses. The band was always in top form, led by ex-Romantic Peter James. This LP, from 1980, is their testament. LP $20 SKU:20702
STEPSON- Lost Tapes (Bluesy hard rock 1974 Ltd ed with insert , liners and photos )-Label:LION/ VINTAGE Including full size insert with detailed liner notes by Doug Sheppard, plus photos, and lyrics Bluesy hard rock band that rose from the ashes of Touch. Their sole album was released on ABC/Dunhill Records in 1974. Despite the fact that the band never toured in support of their amazing album, over the years the word has gotten out about this incredible album and the band enjoys cult success among collectors. Easily one of the best examples of "cock rock" ever put onto wax.• Long sought after unreleased recordings from this hard-nosed raunchy Detroit-style 70s hard rock band whose 1974 debut album on ABC is highly regarded. Memorable tracks featuring vicious growling guitar from Joey Newman, soulful vocals of Jeffs Hawks, along with the non-stop rocking backbone of Bruce Hauser (bass) and Len Fagan (drums). These guys really knew how to ride the pocket and lay down some badass rock ‘n’ roll. LP $17 SKU:15357