Posted on May 17, 2019
This weekend we have a big shipment in from our friends at OFF THE HIP, everybody’s favorite Aussie garage psych blues label. A few new titles and restocks on some long gone stuff as well. You can check all of their catalogue here.
Plus some one only archival cds, and more international weirdness from all over the planet. Click the pink button to check it all out!
Thanks for All!
LABEL NEWS & BUZZ
More raves for our boys are rolling in, here’s the latest!
★★★★ 4 STAR REVIEW OF DATURA4 “BLESSED IS THE BOOGIE” VIA BLURT: Mariani is no macho cock rock shouter – no matter what backdrop he stands in front of, he’ll always have that slightful soulful, melodic power pop voice, backed here, as everywhere, with creamy vocal harmonies. Check the folk rocking “Not For Me” and “The City of Lights” and the overtly psychedelic “Cat On a Roof,” breaths of fresh air that meld Mariani’s pop sensibilities with the period sounds he evokes elsewhere. READ MORE HERE
And LONESOME SHACK gets some love from RUTA 66: Desert Dreams, his second album for Alive Records, is an album that lives between roots and stagnant waters, spreading the arcane spirit of the primitive blues in songs that in their apparent simplicity do more, much more, to keep alive the legacy of such a venerable genre. READ MORE HERE
MAD TIMOTHY- A Very Snug Joiner-Label:GEAR FAB First ever release for this previously unknown late ’60s/ early ’70s acetate, rescued from a thrift store in Chicago. Damaged heavy blooz–psych in the vein of Blue Cheer, Majic Ship, Mount Rushmore, Houston Fearless, Apryl Fool, Sweet Slag, Mutzie, Aum, Screw, or a wasted teenage Canned Heat. CD $10 SKU:20585
9:30 FLY - ST (1971 Brit prog folk)Label:ESOTERIC Newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the highly 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 CD $14 SKU:21290
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE – This Is Big Audio Dynamite
(MICK JONES/CLASH) DOUBLE CD Label:COLUMBIA NOTE: NOT SEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP 3 PANEL DIGIPACK
Formed by Mick Jones after he was ousted from The Clash, he continued to develop the sound The Clash had experimented with on 'Sandinista' using breaks, dubs and the heavy use of samples.
The debuted with the 1985 release 'This is Big Audio Dynamite', followed in 1986 by 'No. 10, Upping St. (which was co-produced by his former Clash mate Joe Strummer). They supported U2 on their 1987 world tour. In 1988 'Tighten Up, Vol. 88' was released, followed in 1989 by 'Megatop Phoenix'.
The lineup from 1984 until 1990 included Mick Jones (vocals and guitar), film director Don Letts (effects and vocals), Leo Williams (bass and vocals), Greg Roberts (drums and vocals) and Dan Donovan (keyboards).
In 1990 Mick Jones changed the name to Big Audio Dynamite II (later Big Audio) and the lineup was completely changed. Greg Roberts, Leo Williams and Dan Donovan left for Dreadzone.
In 1995 Mick Jones started to use the original name again. 'F-Punk' was recorded with Nick Hawkins, Gary Stonadge, Chris Kavanagh (ex-Sigue Sigue Sputnik), Andre Shapps and Michael Custance. With Darryl Fulstow (who replaced Gary Stonadge), Bob Wond (who replaced Chris Kavanagh) and vocalist Ranking Roger they recorded an album 'Entering A New Ride'. However the record company refused to release it, so they distributed it via download on their website in 1997, making it one of the earliest internet-releases. In 1998 BAD was disbanded but reformed in 2011 for a series of live shows. CD $25 SKU:21313
BLUNSTONE,COLIN -Ennismore /Journey (70s ZOMBIES leader)-Label:VOICEPRINT Much more accessible than Colin's preceding stridently baroque debut titled One Year, these two follow up albums wonderfully skirt the divide between MOR and out of box much the same way that Nilsson did on Pandemonium Shadow Show. It doesn't hurt that Blunstone was greatly aided by old band mates Rod Argent and Chris White and that the band Argent played on many of Ennismore's tracks. Superb. Named after a 'state-of-mind' and a beloved flat in Ennismore Gardens in London - "Ennismore" the album opens with the single and a firm fan fave - "I Don't Believe In Miracles". Epic UK put it out a month before the LP hit the shops in October 1972. The album “Journey” was first issued in 1974. The eight-page booklet has new liner notes from noted writer Alan Robinson, and cool stuff like the Dutch 7" single picture sleeve for 'I Want Some More' which had 'Pay Me Later' on the B (not released in the UK). ‘Andorra' and 'Weak For You' also came out in Euro territories and they're here as well. There are old interview quotes from Blunstone discussing his association with Duncan Browne of Immediate and Rak Records fame (his ‘Journey' single is one of 'the’ 70's sublime moments). CD $12 SKU:21291
BRIDGET ST. JOHN-Fly High: A Collection of Album Highlights, Singles and B Sides, Demos, Live Recordings, Sessions, and Interviews- DBL CD Label:CHERRY RED Unique new collection from one of the most distinctive voices in British folk/psych music. Highlights, rarities and unreleased tracks from Bridget St. John’s Dandelion Records period (1968-1972). Bridget St John remains a cornerstone of the British folk movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and still performs to adoring audiences today. This set expands on the usual ‘best of’ to include a cornucopia of extra material which goes beneath the surface to explore further the dawning of this wonderful talent. Key tracks from three classic albums + never before on CD 1968 demos; the debut release of three tracks recorded live for French TV; first ever release for interview material and 2009 session recordings (featuring Michael Chapman) exclusive to Cherry Red TV; also includes BBC session highlights, singles and b-sides. Complete with excellent essay by long term Bridget authority and friend Nigel Cross. CD $14 SKU:21295
DOORS- Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine DBL CD Label:ELEKTRA /RHINO NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT - Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:21318
I WANT, NEED,LOVE YOU!: Garage-Beat Nuggets From The Festival Vaults Label:PLAYBACK Killer 1960's Australian Garage-Beat sounds from the revered Festival label. CD $15 SKU:21311
KOOPER, AL-Rare & Well Done (Greatest And Most Obscure Recordings(1964-2001) DBL 2-CD set in foldout digipak cover with 28-page bookletLabel:COLUMBIA/LEGACY NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $10 SKU:21316
LITTLE RICHARD- Here’s Little Richard - enhanced cd with video footage Label:SPECIALTY NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Originally released in 1956 as Specialty LP 100, this remastered re-release features 3 bonus tracks, and 2 videos on it's enhanced CD feature. Also comes with a 20 page booklet and a fold-out poster CD $10 SKU:21317
LULU- Something to Shout About Label:DERAM NOTE: NOT SEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $10 SKU:21314
MCCOYS -Hang on Sloopy: Best of the McCoys (65-67 fuzz rock)-Label:RETROWORLD he McCoys had their biggest hit with the simple, infectious crunch of 'Hang On, Sloopy’; The McCoys are also famous for spawning the long career of guitar player Rick Derringer. But that’s not the whole story of the band—between 1965 and 1967 The McCoys had eight Top 100 songs on The Bang Label! Three of those were Top 40 and a fourth song just missed the Top 40. "One aspect of this CD that hasn't been emphasized is how incredibly well it was recorded. The sound is astonishingly life-like; on a few songs, it sounds as if the band is playing right in your living room (aided by the stereo mix from master tapes). Also, the version of 'Beat the Clock' included here is the full-length version, not the abridged radio version. The highlight of this album for me is the snaky fuzz guitar/electric piano riff on "Got to Go Back"--way cool.” CD $14 SKU:21292
MIKE STUART SPAN “Children of Tomorrow (60s Brit psych)-Label:GRAPEFRUIT They made precious little impact at the time, but Brighton based quartet the Mike Stuart Span have been lauded by collectors for at least a couple of decades now as one of the finest British psychedelic bands of the era. With their early 1968 single 'Children Of Tomorrow' b/w 'Concerto Of Thoughts' widely acknowledged as one of the best (and rarest: a copy recently sold on eBay for in excess of £700) examples of the genre, their recordings have appeared on numerous illegal releases as well as a limited edition, band-authorised mid-1990s anthology. However, licensing restrictions ensured that a definitive, all-encompassing Mike Stuart Span compilation remained an impossible dream. Until now, that is, because "Children Of Tomorrow" represents the Mike Stuart Span motherlode. Featuring every MSS studio recording known to have survived, it includes their brace of mod-soul singles for EMI and their notorious but little-heard stab at pop stardom with Fontana together with that superlative psych-pop 45 on Jewel, plus a host of demos in a similar vein. As a considerable bonus, we also feature a clutch of previously-unissued treasures: the only recording made by pre-MSS outfit the Mighty Atoms, a far more muscular radio session stab at Fontana A-side 'You Can Understand Me' and two 1966 demos that effectively won the group their EMI deal. With previously unpublished photos and fresh quotes from band members Stuart Hobday and Gary Murphy, "Children Of Tomorrow" is the definitive Mike Stuart Span anthology. CD $14 SKU:21298
MOUNTAIN -Crossroader: An Anthology 1970-1974 - DBL CDLabel:ESOTERIC Formed in 1969 by guitarist Leslie West and bass player and Cream producer Felix Pappalardi, Mountain also initially comprised a line-up that featured Steve Knight (Keyboards) and N.D. Smart (Drums). Prior to securing a recording contract, the band made an impressive impact at the Woodstock Festival in August of that year. Soon after this appearance N.D. Smart was replaced on drums by Corky Laing and Mountain began their recording career with their debut album CLIMBIN , issued in March 1970. Featuring such classic tracks as 'Mississippi Queen,' 'For Yasgur’s Farm' and a cover of Jack Bruce’s 'Theme from an 'Imaginary Western,’ Mountain established their hallmark sound of powerful rock combined witha more subtle side. CD One Mountain In The Studio; CD Two Mountain Live In Concert CD $16 SKU:21293
OUTSIDERS -CQ (1968 Dutch rockers)Label:RPM The American writer Richie Unterberger called them “not just the finest Dutch group of the ’60s, but the finest group from a non-English speaking country, period.” Holland’s Outsiders have a posthumous reputation that grows and grows. Their 1968 album CQ was a benchmark, one of the greatest albums of the late ’60s from anywhere. RPM International is proud to issue the legendary CQ on CD outside the Netherlands for the first time. Staggeringly it apparently sold just 500 copies when it was originally released. Our package carries bonus tracks from a professionally recorded1968 concert of CQ material at The Fanstasio, in Amsterdam, their home town, by radio station VPRO. CQ was made by a band with their own identity. Songs like ‘Daddy Died On Saturday' have the intensity of the Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light White Heat;’ 'Prison Song’ is the atmospheric equal of The Doors’ ‘The End’. Mike Stax, the editor of Ugly Things magazine, long-time Outsiders’ champion and friend of the band has contributed liner notes. With its iconic original cover art, this is the definitive reissue of CQ. CD $14 SKU:21294
PLASTIC SECTION - Trouble is Our Business (Raw rockabilly and rhythm ‘n’ blues voodoo)-Label:OFF THE HIP Plastic Section’s latest album “Trouble Is Our Business” is out now through legendary Melbourne label Off the Hip. Recorded live in the studio on one day with Raul Sanchez (Magic Dirt) at the dials, the album captures Plastic Section’s distinctive take on rawrockabilly and rhythm ‘n’ blues voodoo. Album artwork is by legendary artist and rocker Lluis Fuzzhound (Midnight Woolf).
Plastic Section started when Sydney singer-guitarist Ben Edwards moved to Bangkok a few years ago. The Bangkok line-up quickly established themselves as one of the best live acts in Thailand, playing live on TV and radio, at major music festivals and supporting touring bands like Deerhoof and The King Khan & BBQ Show.After some gigs in Taipei and Berlin (including a show supporting Paul Collins Beat), Ben moved to Melbourne and formed a new Plastic Section line-up. “Trouble Is Our Business” is the band’s fourth album and first official Australian release CD $10 SKU:21312
SECRETS featuring CLIFFORD T. WARD- Infatuation: Singles and Demos 1966-68 (pop psych nuggets) Label:CHERRY RED Led by Cliff Ward (subsequently better known as Seventies singer-songwriter Clifford T. Ward), Worcestershire-based band the Secrets (a.k.a. Simon’s Secrets) released a glorious rush of witty, vibrant, hook-laden, sub-three minute pop/psych nuggets between 1966 and 1968. Infatuation gathers all of The Secrets singles, alternative versions and works-in-progress group recordings to provide a fascinating document of an outfit who never quite achieved the commercial success that they deserved. Five singles emerged during this Swinging-London-into-psychedelia timeframe, while a whole host of equally impressive, locally-recorded demos cut at the same juncture remained on the cutting-room floor for several decades. Infatuation gathers all of these singles, alternative versions and works-in-progress group recordings to provide a fascinating document of an outfit who never quite achieved the commercial success that they deserved. The release features half-a-dozen previously unissued recordings, including hitherto unknown-to-exist Ward songs ‘Poor Johnny’ and ‘Looking Down The Glass’. It also includes two versions of his song ‘Path Through The Forest’, subsequently turned into a UK psych classic by the Factory CD $14 SKU:21296
SMYTH,GILLI -Mother (1972 psych weirdness) Label:ESOTERIC Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1978 album by Gong member GILLI SMYTH, “Mother”. Comprised of recordings dating as far back as 1972 (some featuring Gong), “Mother” is arguably one of the finest albums in the wider Gong family. Described as “A psychedelic, spacey invocation of motherhood, an examination of gender roles and reincarnation”, the album was mostly created in Mallorca by Gilli Smyth’s then-partner and Gong visionary, Daveid Allen, who also played on the album. The album also saw guest appearances from saxophonist Didier Malherbe, bassist Christian Tristch and drummer Pip Pyle among others. Featuring the customary Daevid Allen touch of imaginative edits and sound collages, “Mother” is a joy from beginning to end. This new, official release has been newly re-mastered and includes a booklet with liner notes by Gong archivist and expert Jonny Greene. CD $14 SKU:21297
TEA & SYMPHONY-Jo Sago (70s underground classic) Label:ESOTERIC Newly remastered edition of the underground classic album by Tea & Symphony. “Jo Sago” was the band’s second (and final) album and originally appeared in November 1970 on the now legendary HARVEST label. The band began life as a Progressive Folk band comprising of the core members JEFF DAW (Vocals, Guitar, Flute), JAMES LANGSTON (Vocals, Guitar) & NIGEL PHILLIPS (Drums, Recorder, Keyboards) and were part of Jim Simpson’s Birmingham-based Big Bear Management stable of artists (who also included BAKERLOO, BLACK SABBATH and LOCOMOTIVE). By the time of the “Jo Sago” album, Jeff Daw and James Langston were joined by BOB WILSON on Keyboards, Guitar and Bass and had moved further into the area of Progressive Rock. Produced by Tony Cox at Sound Techniques studios, “Jo Sago” was a conceptual work that touched on subjects such as race relations in 1970s Britain and more. The album is now regarded as a classic of the era, with original HARVEST vinyl copies changing hands for significant sums. This official Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original tapes and features a booklet with restored artwork and an essay." CD $14 SKU:21299
TOMCATS-Running at Shadows: The Spanish Recordings 1965-66 ( Spanish answer to the Rolling Stones) Label:RPM This compilation boasts all The Tomcats’ EP tracks plus rarities, unissued material and pre-Tomcats tracks by The Second Thoughts. British R&B/Mod band The Tomcats were formed in Ealing in 1965 but spent their career wowing audiences in Spain as an imported answer to The Rolling Stones. Between 1965 and 1966, the Tomcats issued four EPs for Philips, which have never been reissued on CD. This compilation boasts all their EP tracks plus rarities, unissued material and pre-Tomcats tracks by The Second Thoughts.On their return to the UK, The Tomcats evolved into cult Psychedelic favourites July."Running At Shadows" boasts authoritative sleeve-notes, featuring quotes from original band members (including Tom Newman, who would later engineer Tubular Bells!) CD $14 SKU:21300
TROGGS -From Nowhere /Trogglodynamite-Label:BGO The first two British Troggs LPs combined onto one disc on this 26-track CD, with the addition of historical liner notes. Four of the cuts on "From Nowhere” —and more than half of “Trogglodynamite” — never came out in the U.S., and collectors have sometimes wondered why “Trogglodynamite" in particular was not more heavily represented on compilations or reissues. CD $14 SKU:21301
U.S. VS JOHN LENNON - Music From the Motion Picture Label:CAPITOL NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:21315
VENTURES -Beach Party (COLLECTION)-Label:ACME Founded in Tacoma, Washington in 1958, the Ventures made a significant contribution to the surf music scene which unfolded between 1961-63. They were a revelation then, their style and humour continues to speak to us today. The song that started the Ventures phenomenon was their arrangement of ‘Walk, Don’t Run.’ The group were in awe of Chet Atkins and were inspired to adapt his slightly baroque interpretation of the Johnny Smith composition. The hit brought the Ventures to national prominence and began a career of five decades and more, which has seen the release of over 250 albums worldwide. The 1962 long-player, "Beach Party" is undoubtedly one of the finest and most coherent of all original 1960s Ventures concept albums and is the centerpiece of this anthology of their early years. Our edition comprises selections from each of their first nine albums and some rare single-only releases (including Part One of Mel Taylor’s '2,000 Pound Bee' on which a fuzz tone / distortion box was used for the first time), all complimented by the addition of the historic Johnny Smith and Chet Atkins recordings of the seminal ‘Walk, Don’t Run. CD $10 SKU:21302
AFRICA AIRWAYS One & Two-Funk Connecion 1973-80 /Funk Departurures 1973-1982Label:CHERRY RED First released in 2015 as two separate vinyl compilations, “Africa Airways” is a deep exploration into the furthest parts of 1970’s and early 1980’s African Funk and Cherry Red are proud to join forces with the ace London/Paris label Africa Seven to collect the two volumes together on CD for the first time. The last decade has seen the un-tapping of an apparent endless well of music from the mother continent and this compilation (in our not so biased opinion) uncovers some of the cream of the crop and stands as one of the finest exponents of the African take on the music that it directly influenced, that being the funk and disco from the USA.Featuring music from Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa and the international African diaspora with artists including Manu Dibango, Jo Tongo and Jake Sollo this a truly pan-African affair, full of analogue synths, polyrhythms, rich vocals, jangling guitars and production slicker than oil. For lovers of music to get down to, this will make your rubber soled shoes burn. The original pressing of the vinyl compilations sold out so quickly that another two represses had to be made to keep up with demand. For those not to latch on to the vinyl resurgence and prefer the old school CD format, this compilation is the one for you!!! File under: Funk, Makossa, Highlife, Awesome. COMP CD $15 SKU:21303
GAME FOR ALL WHO KNOW -The H & F Recordings 5 Box SET! (includes: Agincourt, Ithaca, Alive Through the Looking Glass, Tomorrow Come Someday, Friends)Label:GRAPEFRUIT Between 1968 and 1974, amateur songwriters, musicians and home taping enthusiasts Peter Howell and John Ferdinando – aka H & F Recordings – retreated to their makeshift home studio in East Sussex to mastermind a series of privately-issued albums that were attributed to semi-fictitious groups such as Ithaca and Agincourt. Only pressed in double-digit quantities, those albums are now amongst the most valuable vinyl artefacts of the era, with copies selling for upwards of £2,000 on the extremely rare occasions that they surface. "A Game For All Who Know: The H & F Recordings Box" gathers together all four albums and adds an unreleased-at-the-time fifth, the Friends LP “Fragile," which was abandoned at acetate stage after Howell accepted an invitation in 1974 to join the BBC Radiophonic Workshop on a full-time basis. The first four albums are presented in miniature card sleeve replicas of the original vinyl artwork, while the Friends album recreates the duo’s original plans for the artwork had the LP reached pressing stage. Taken from the original master tapes, and with a lavish booklet that features a new 7000-word essay on their activities, fresh interview quotes and previously unpublished photos, "A Game For All Who Know" collects a fascinating and body of work.” COMP CD $35 SKU:21304
DATURA 4 -BLESSED IS THE BOOGIE-Label:ALIVE Tshirts $18 SKU:21272
BARKER, SUE-ST (rare and highly coveted Soul/Funk/Jazz )-Label:PLAYBACK The rare and highly coveted Soul/Funk/Jazz LP available for the first time on CD! Featuring the cult classic “Love To The People”; remastered from the original tapes and including three previously unreleased bonus tracks! CD $10 SKU:18386
CHURLS-SEND ME NO FLOWERS PLUS ST cd (Canadian'60's psychedelic)- Label:PACEMAKER he chord-crunching blues-rock on the Churls self-titled debut was hardly a million-seller for A&M. Still, that didn't stop Herb Alpert from issuing a second set of songs for the lads later that very same year. And for an obscure Toronto quintet churning out a mix of Claptonesque power chords and proto-boogie in the coffee houses of Yorkville, the trip out to A&M's studios must have seemed like the chance of a lifetime. But as their manager Bill Riley recalls in the blogosphere, it turned out to be a silly move in hindsight. "We all wrote, arranged and practised 24/7 on creating definite British converted American blues sounds, which unfortunately due to a lousy agreement with A&M were not able to be recorded. Old Herbie Alpert wanted a sort of rocky yet not too harsh sound from a Canadian band... (but) in order to get the studio time and hope for some exposure, we took the deal." The Churls may have fancied themselves contemporaries of Cream or the Rolling Stones, but Alpert probably had his sights set more on a radio world about to fill up with the rock-lite of Norman Greenbaum, the Jaggerz and Sugarloaf. On the resulting follow-up “Send Me No Flowers” the late-sixties blues-rock dots are all connected. Those creamy Hammond organs and searing guitars are everywhere, propping up Robert O'Neil's heady vocal, especially on the buoyant title cut and the equally hard-hitting 'See My Way'. Even so, Alpert sent pink slips instead of roses, and it wasn't long before the Churls' brief moment on rock's stage had ended. Two LPs on one CD CD $10 SKU:15406
DOLLY ROCKER MOVEMENT- ELECTRIC SUNSHINE (Paisley Psych) Label:OFF THE HIP Equal parts VELVET UNDERGROUND, BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE and georgeous west-coast folk. Blending quaint psychedelia and haunting jabs of love, DOLLY ROCKER MOVEMENT pervade a space in your brain that's reserved for acid. [As heard on Australia's TripleJ radio.] CD $10 SKU:4993
DOLLY ROCKER MOVEMENT PURPLE JOURNEY THRU THE MOD MACHINE-Label:OFF THE HIP Second album of psych/folk magic. Less than five months since the release of their highly acclaimed debut album album comes this ace follow-up!!! For fans of BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE. CD $10 SKU:5297
DUNES- ST shoegaze/psych/drone-Label:OFF THE HIP Shoegaze/psych/drone, debut album, mixed by Brett Orrison (Black Angels)...dark psychedelic undertones, simultaneously allowing the songs room to breathe and fill the room. Add to this the sea of pedals and heavily reverbed vocals - it’s easy to get lost in the wall of bliss. CD $10 SKU:20808
GREEN CIRCLES- Mr Cocking’s Descent - GARAGE ROCK - Label:OFF THE HIP The Green Circles have more hooks than a piranha's mouth. - Phil Suggitt, Shindig
CD $10 SKU:17855
GREEN CIRCLES-TAVISTOCK STREET (PEBBLES STYLE 60s Psych/mod/pop)Label:OFF THE HIP Poppy rock and roll that's fresh and catchy. CD $6 SKU:19221
GRINDING EYES -ST-(60s acid- flashback psych)Label:OFF THE HIP Sydney’s version of a reallyfucking awesome garage-infused pysch band. With membersHailing from The Mess Hall and Treatment you might call Grinding Eyes somewhat of a local supergroup, and with the unity of Krautrock, Shoegaze, grunge and 60s acid- flashback - psychedelia, you could very well say Grinding Eyes area supergroup of genres’ Heavy Mag 2017
CD $10 SKU:19180
HEARTBROKERS - VOL 10 (Original aussie rocknroll, plus the Don Nix classic Goin Down) Label:OFF THE HIP Remember The Lazy Cowgirls or have you heard Pat Todd’s subsequent work with The Rank Outsiders? The Heartbrokers are coming from a similar musical place without the former’s amped-up abrasiveness, plus a good deal more boogie. Coincidentally considering its name, The Heartbrokers’ song “Rank Outsider” is a reflective moment for pause that’s worth bottling. Van Walker’s knowing vocal really nails it. The languid but warm "Have No Fear" follows and the sequencing makes for a nice pigeon-pairing.
Fact: There's not a bad cut among the 10. It might have been rawly recorded but Van Walker, Lang and co-producer/mixer Colin Wynne have done a bang-up job, sonically speaking. God bless the Melbourne music scene and all who sail in her. 194 CD $10 SKU:19700
HORIES, LOS - Dont Bother Us EP Garage/Rock ) SALE -Label:OFF THE HIP Los Hories have been holed up in their garage (yes they really do practice in a garage) next to a matt black ford panel van, churning out party anthems all summer. While the rest of New Zealand was holidaying at the beach Los Hories chose the power of homebrew beer and bbq's to deliver you 11 slices of pure yell it at the wall, tear out your vocal chords rock'n'roll party magic. Whats the Time? It's Horie time! the new album recorded by New Zealand's Los Hories. Laid straight to tape by one man country band Boss Christ in an abandoned scottish marching hall. 11 tracks of pure BBQ Rock'n'Roll recorded under the influence of home brew beer, parties and burnouts! The artwork for the record was by Luke Wood a.k.a the Damned Evangelist, New Zealand's intense alpha surf rock band. CD $6 SKU:19317
INNOCENTS -Tear Drop Kiss (Aussie power pop ) Label:OFF THE HIP “Teardrop Kiss” is the unexpected new album from Australian power pop legends the Innocents, and a release that will trigger joy in the hearts of power pop freaks the world over.Best known for their 1980 debut single “Sooner Or Later” – a tune which concentrated the joy filled oeuvre of the Raspberries into 3 minutes of spectacular and melody and energy – the Innocents have a worldwide cult following which has grown on the back of the band’s enigmatic beginnings, their connections to revered figures including Glenn A Baker and Kim Fowley, and a cache of early recordings which made their mark on now collectable releases like Here We Come! (1984 on Raven) and The No Hit Wonders from Down Under (2002). CD $15 SKU:20809
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
LITTLE MURDERS-HI FAB Aussie Power Pop-Label:OFF THE HIP Classic Australian powerpop band.CD $10 SKU:18175
MARIANI , DOM - Shell Collection (guitar based pop/rock Stems/ Someloves) -Label:OFF THE HIP Outtakes And Rarities 1988-2006! Dom Mariani needs no introduction to anyone with an interest in honest Australian music thru the past 20 years. Having fronted such first class acts as THE STEMS, THE SOMELOVES, MAJESTIC KELP & DM3, Dom's name is synonymous with high quality guitar based pop/rock. Collected here on "Shell Collection" are 14 cuts that've never appeared on any of his long players, including 2 exclusive songs and most tracks appearing on CD for the first time. This CD compilation will complete your Dom Mariani collection. CD $10 SKU:4806
MCKAY- Into You (rare private press 70’s rock)Label:LION Artist-released master-tape reissue of extremely rare private press LP from Indianapolis (1978); "Low-key rural melodic guitar rock with Ray Pierle. excellent songwriting and musicianship" (Ron Moore, Underground Sounds); the album is very good heavy 1970’s sounding tracks in a CSNY vein, with adjectives applied by others that include: "weed-burner", "west coast", and "fluid leads; sixteen bonus tracks issued here for the first time are from the same era and of consistent quality both sonically and musically. CD $10 SKU:6282
PAUPERS- Ellis Island w bonus tracks ( 60s Byrds style )- Label:PACEMAKER ENTERTAINMENT (Canada) The second album from The Paupers -- a mix of searing guitar jams, more easygoing psychedelic pop bigger arrangements, even a little bit of a comic take on Byrdsy country rock-- CD $10 SKU:11175
REPROBETTES- ST - fuzzy guitars, deadly 60’s surf rhythms and screaming vocalsLabel:OFF THE HIP The Reprobettes met at the Melvin Correctional Facility for Ladies in 2012. Joining forces, they created a sonic weapon powerful enough to break through the prison walls and blasted their way out of there, reducing the entire facility to a pile of rubble. This dangerous gang of girls has been on the run ever since CD $10 SKU:17911
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
ST. JOHN’S GREEN- ST (L.A. 60s psych GREEK pressing ) w liners -Label:ACID SYMPOSIUM Strange Kim Fowley produced psychedelic opus—'canyon music' as this Los Angeles area group might have described it; strange songs about the fires of hell and spacemen from Venus with some anti 'flower power' songs and stoned sounding jams that show why they were touted by Fowley as the next 'in-thing'—they weren't, of course, but a strong album all the same CD $10 SKU:18973
STEVE AND THE BOARD - Complete - with 21 page booklet Label:OFF THE HIP The Australian band Steve & the Board made some British Invasion-style records in the mid-'60s, getting some success in Australia with the singles "The Giggle Eyed Goo" and "I Call My Woman Hinges 'Cause She's Something to Adore." All the members were in their late teens when they recorded for the Spin label, and their progress was no doubt eased by having a lead singer, Steve Kipner, whose dad Nat Kipner was the head of Spin Records. The group wasn't a mere manufactured boy band, though, as in fact much of their material was original, contributed by several members (though most often guitarist Carl Keats). In their blend of British R&B and pop/rock influences, their recordings were fairly solid straight-ahead rock that criss-crossed attributes of the Beatles, the Byrds, Merseybeat, and raunchier groups like the Pretty Things. They issued just one album, though, and a couple of non-LP singles CD $10 SKU:17912
STONEAGE HEARTS -TURN ON WITH- ORANGE ALTERNATE COVERLabel:OFF THE HIP 60s style garage powerpop CD $10 SKU:18384
TERRY & THE PIRATES- Too Close For Comfort (70s )-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:16373
WALKERS, LOS - LOS WALKERS/ NOSOTROS ( 67 garage psych from ARGENTINA )Label:CIRCOLO DEL DIS Garage & psychedelic legend from Argentina. First LP 1967 + second lp 1968 plus 8 bonus tracks. Never before on cd, all bonus tracks are non LP singles. In fact, Los Walkers were the Argentine response to "Los Shakers" and "Los Mockers" (that were from Uruguay). The first Lp is like a sort of garage classics and included 3 tracks written by themselves. We have covers of Them - Small faces - Lemmom Pipers - Doors - Kinks - Stones, all of them in a very special and peculiar versions. The booklet brings extensive lines and photos. 32 songs - 77 minutes !! CD $15 SKU:6646
WELLINGTONS-End of the Summer (powerpop)Label:OFF THE HIP “You can scarcely do better than Melbourne, Australia's, pride and joy, The Wellingtons. "Heading North for the Winter" (Zip) is bursting at the seams with catchy hooks, handclaps, soaring choruses, well-placed horn charts and an immensely appealing blend of male and female vocals. Imagine vintage Elvis Costello at his poppiest and punchiest, add in the above elements, and you get irresistible tracks such as "I Get My Heart Broken Every Day."
Los Angeles Daily News CD $10 SKU:18597
WIZARDS FROM KANSAS - ST(70’S PSYCH) Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA (Korea) A very welcome reissue of this excellent and unheralded album (Mercury, 1970) that has developed a big reputation and price tag over the past decade--and why not, as it's one of the best US psych albums around, with fine versions of classic songs like "High Flying Bird" and Buffy St. Marie's "Codeine," as well as excellent original compositions like "Misty Mountainside," "Country Dawn," and "She Rides With Witches." Includes keyboard help from MARK NAFTALIN from PAUL BUTTERFIELD's BLUES BAND (who remembers the record fondly), as well as additional aid from a cast of hemp pickers, superdooperchicks, and other friends. CD $10 SKU:13802
TRIBUTE TO THE STEMS-The Great Stems Hoax (19 Australian and international garage & power-pop bands)Label:OFF THE HIP Nineteen Australian and international garage & power-pop bands have been compiled to pay tribute to one of Australia's most influential bands- The Stems! While the quintet enjoyed considerable success at home and abroad on an indie level they all but suddenly disbanded at the height of their popularity August of 1987. Reliving their 60's flavoured pop are bands like Even, P76, The Nuggets and The Crusaders to name a few. Comes with a full 16 page color booklet & liner notes from their true fans. For fans of The Hitmen, Hoodoo Gurus, DM3 and the Flamin' Groovies. COMP CD $10 SKU:19210
APRIL MARCH & STEVE HANFT -Magic Monsters (FRench flower Pop) DINGED CORNER BARGAIN! 180 gram Label:MARTYRS OF POP (France) SMALL DINGED CORNER, BIG SAVINGS! French pop/psych treat for all! Record Collector said of the album: “French pop meets flower pop: April March is a highly talented individual who’s collaborated with Brian Wilson and Quentin Tarantino, illustrated with Spiderman creator Steve Ditko, animated for Ren & Stimpy and here hooks up with film director and musician Hanft, harking back to classic 1960s French pop and West Coast psych. March’s lyrical, melodic tones gently trip over each song, with ‘Attention Cherie’ a study in tippy-toe French pop and ‘Flashback Part II’ supplying more grit with simple March vocal stylings on a romantic bent. When Haft pipes up, even while claiming to be a ‘Killer on the run…,’ the atmosphere retains a sense of period innocence, with flowers a-plenty and sunshine beaming. 4 stars.” the label said: “Tracking April March's movements is a complicated matter. She plays very few shows but packs them in when she does. Her songs, perhaps because of their hyper-originality and cinematic style, appear often in films including in the work of Quentin Tarrentino, Gus Van Sant, and Alexander Payne. She has recorded and collaborated with great artists like Brian Wilson, Ronnie Spector, Bertrand Burgalat, Jonathan Richman and Alain Chamfort. Her early career as an illustrator, assisting Spider Man's creator Steve Ditko, and as animator for such cult favorites as Ren and Stimpy and Pee Wee’s Playhouse betrays her innate gift for both visual and iconoclastic expression.” 180 gram vinyl, limited to 500 copies. LP $12 SKU:21048
BREAKAWAYS (NEW ZEALAND)- All For One (Wild, mid-60s, Pretty Things-esque) Label:BREAK-A-WAY Wild, mid-60s, Pretty Things-esque trash R&B from New Zealand
Features rare 45s and tracks from the band's two albums
Mastered by Steve McGough and Midge Marsden at Stebbing Studio Auckland Limited to 500 copies LP $19 SKU:18186
DEEP--Psychedelic Moods-A Mind Expanding PhenomenaTRIPLE LP! -Label:LION First legit LP reissue of this much beloved Canadian pop-psych rarity! Insert with rare photos, lyrics and band history•Limited to 500 copies
Rare yet much beloved Canadian pop-psych record from 1968—an album considered by many to be the best to come out of Canada during the late 1960’s! Built around the talents of singer/guitarist Jay Tefler and bassist Fergus Hambleton, A Passing Fancy made their name in Toronto's vibrant Yorkville Village scene. That initial successes playing Toronto's club circuit led to a headlining stint at the 1967 Toronto Expo. The resulting publicity saw them "discovered" by Columbia Records, who subsequently released a string of four outstanding pop/psych singles. Here's where it gets weird. In spite of the four hit singles, Columbia elected not to release an album. Indie label Boo Records was formed to release "A Passing Fancy" on LP (the singles plus four additional tracks). Although the LP received strong reviews, Boo Records couldn't sustain promotion; by the end of the year the band had called it quits. A shame, as it's a terrific album—tough edgy rock (slashing lead track and hit single, ‘I’m Losing Tonight’); pop/psych (singles tracks ‘A Passing Fancy,’ ‘You're Going Out Of Your Mind,’ and ‘She Phoned’); sunshine pop (‘I Believe in Sunshine’); a great acid rock meltdown (‘Your Trip’). Something for everybody! As usual, we went all out to try to produce a top-notch reissue. A few years of searching led us to A Passing Fancy lead singer, rhythm guitarist, primary song-writer, and later, screenwriter (1977's Kid Vengeance, starring Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef and Leif Garrett is his), the late Jay Telfer. He supplied a band history and lyrics for all the songs to round out this reissue. LP $ SKU:16837
PLEASE -Circus Days: A Collection of Demos and Studio Recordings 1967-69180 gram 68 UK psych,w booklet ,liners & unrel demo -Label:ACME GRAMOPHONE UK A third collection of previously unreleased recordings by this late 1960’s British psychedelic band fronted by Peter Dunton, who went on to form the legendary band T2. Dunton was a key figure in UK psychedelia, founding or playing a key role in many important bands. In brief, here’s Dunton’s pedigree: Neon Pearl (1967), Please (1967) and (1969), Flies (1968), Gun (1969), T2 (1969-1972), and Infinity (1969-70). This release follows on from two other superb albums of unreleased music by Please, "1968-1969" and "Seeing Stars”. The music on "Circus Days" can easily be filed next to that of contemporary bands like Blossom Toes, Forever Amber, Tomorrow, July, and an album which is now lauded as one of the best of the era, "Odessey And Oracle" by The Zombies. "Circus Days" contains such highlights as the original 1969 demo version of ‘Morning,' later to appear on T2’s fabulous "It’ll All Work Out in Boomland" album. There are also some earlier demos including the classic 'Gently As You Feel’ and 'To Dream.’ a track that features additional female vocals. "Circus Days” also includes other previously unissued gems that will fit very well next to your collection of Please, Neon Pearl and T2 records! •Limited edition of 500 copies.•Companion to two other superb albums of unreleased music by Please, "1968-1969" and "Seeing Stars”•Includes the original demo version of ‘Morning,' later to appear on T2’s famous and fabulous "It’ll All Work Out in Boomland" album LP $24 SKU:21085
RAVEN -Who Do You See(1972 hard rock prog)-Label:GOLDEN PAVILION George Phelps who had joined The Carnations met up with Goliath members in a studio and through a myriad of circumstances, teaming up with drummer Robert Wolff (ex "Micah") these musicians merged into Raven in Louisville KY in late 1972 (even though they were all fro Terra Haute, Indiana). From this moment on, the band toured extensively through 24 states non-stop for the next four years before recording this material in 1976, which remained unreleased until today. Soon after the recording was completed, Raven got a record deal with Capricorn records. Two weeks later, Capricorn went bankrupt. The tapes were subsequently destroyed in a fire. Raven was literally like fish out of water, and slowly but steadily what had felt like the beginning of something unique, was lost. Musically the album relies on a hard driving progressive sound with a very rhythmic approach, filled with virtuoso guitar & keyboard solos as well as pulsating bass lines in a hard-rock backing. Think Primus meets Emerson, Lake & Palmer with a touch of Yes, Deep Purple, Rush and Dream Theater. Features Robert Wolff, previously with Micah and currently with Corvus Stone. Limited to 500 copies LP $22 SKU:21072
SHORT CROSS - ARISING (rare US' 72 hard-rock / heavy bluesmZep GRand funk STyle) -Label:OUT-SIDER Reissue taken from the original mastertapes of this rare US' 72 hard-rock / heavy blues private pressing. Powerful jamming sound influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zep, Grand Funk, early Blood, Sweet & Tears etc, with tasty guitar leads / organ and occasional horns. Insert with pictures and liner notes. "Ballsy, pro-sounding early 1970s rural bar rock-hardrock in an Allman Bros direction with great organ-guitar interplay" - Patrick Lundborg (Acid Archives) LP $17 SKU:20844
THEE PROPHETS- Playgirl (1969 Hendrix style) SEALED ORIGINAL w drill hole-Label:KAPP This band from Wisconsin had a promising pop future, thanks to their minor Bubblegum/sunshine pop hit ‘Playgirl,’ but stopped recording after this 1969 album, and then ditched the bubble-gum sound for Jimi Hendrix and Cream covers in concert. So much for a career. This, from Bubblegum University: “The most common schizophrenic theme, paranoia, combines the self-centeredness of narcissism with the hopelessness of depression to make the sufferer feel as if the entire world is against them. Two songs, "It's Up to You, Petula," and the Rare Breed's "Beg, Borrow, and Steal," make the comparison of being kept on a string as a way to illustrate the mental control that someone has over them. The singer in "Dizzy" makes no such metaphor, but admits to the object of his affections, "Girl, you got control of me." "It's Up to You, Petula" illustrates a different type of paranoia, when the singer complains, "I know you've been seeing someone else." LP $8 SKU:17125