This weekend we have some nice discount vinyl titles just in. Great prices, and with the 2 year wait for repressings, who knows when they will return. Get 'em while you can.
Also some nice restocks at excellent prices.
Drop these skus into our search to see them all
14794, 25102, 25074, 15501, 25103, 13529, 25101, 25123, 23287, 25043, 25094, 15676, 25124, 25039,13382, 22716, 25101, 19557, 15676
19521, 13382, 21940, 21713, 22716, 13437, 22475, 25095, 23101, 24234, 14509, 24716, 24772, 21709, 25098, 14746, 18610, 18614, 23196, 19557, 17399, 25100, 14479, 20323, 15489, 10787, 25099, 23287
ONES, THE -Vol 1 180 gram (ultra rare 60S Boston GARAGE) Label:GEAR FAB Finally, we have uncovered a copy of this rare gem (R4) from back in 1966. Although these guys originated from Connecticut, they became one of the hottest opening acts in Boston in 1967, playing many of the city's best and most popular venues. Their renditions of the day's cover tunes are even better than the original songs."This great Connecticut band rocked the Boston area in the mid to late '60s. Their landmark and ultra-rare album that even made the original artists stand up and take notice to their fine renditions of the days popular hits! Pressed on 180-gram vinyl. LP $15 SKU:15676
OUBA - Freak Out Total (rare 1968 psych)Label:GUERRSEN Another ultra-rare Canadian lost classic. Recorded in Montreal in early 1968, this R6 rarity comes out to you in all its psyched-out glory, featuring long, mind-blowing jams with fuzzed-out guitar, wailing organs & screaming vocals. The influences of Iron Butterfly, Santana & The Mothers of Invention are clearly present on this psychedelic gem. From 1968, this 30 minute long free for all psychedelic party features wild screaming organs and guitars and VERY LOUD drums.. LP $19 SKU:25124
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
BACHS- Out of the Bachs - remastered 180 gram (60s garage psych) GERMAN IMPORT- Label:Guerssen Restocked; '60s garage-psych moody monster! Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.Out of The Bachs was originaally released in 1968 as a private pressing of 150 copies; it's one of the rarest USA '60s garage/teenbeat albums ever. The band consisted of five young kids from Chicago, regulars at local teen dances, who decided to release an album for their fans before splitting up. Recorded and mixed in just ten hours at a makeshift studio, Out of The Bachs offers 12 amazing self-penned songs with a sound ahead of its time. Pure teenage-angst vocals, crashing Rickenbackers, fuzz outbursts, killer moody tracks... Sadly, all previous reissues of the album failed to capture the true sound of the original, until the Time-Lag label reissued it in 2011 with remastered sound from a pristine original vinyl copy. This reissue uses the same audio master as the out-of-print Time-Lag edition. File next to The Rising Storm, The Fantastic Dee-Jays, The Savages. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos. LP $19 SKU:13382
BOLDER DAMN- Mourning (60s psych Blue Cheer, MC5 style ) Label:GUERSSEN Highly recommended if you like Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Pentagram, MC5, Sainte Anthony's Fyre. Reissue of an absolute monster US hard-rock private pressing. Hailing from Florida, Bolder Damn released this beast in 1971, featuring ultra-heavy, "raw-in-your-face" sound with devastating fuzzed-out guitar, solid rhythm section and manic vocals. First discovered and reissued by the legendary Rockadelic label in 1990, the album has gained cult status among new fans of '70s proto-doom and hard-rock sounds since then. After many of years of being out of print, now here's the definitive vinyl reissue of 'Mourning', including original artwork, a fold-out insert with liner notes and an interview with singer John Anderson and rare pictures. Comes with remastered sound. LP $26 SKU:22716
COUNTDOWN 5-UNCLE KIRBY(67-68 Texas garage psych) Label:OUT SIDER Galveston's psychedelic/garage band! Here's a compilation (1967-68) featuring a selection of their 45 sides from 1967-68 on Toucan and Cobblestone plus some amazing studio tracks which were never released at the time. Formed in Galveston in the mid-'60s, the Countdown 5 were one of the leading psychedelic/garage bands from Texas. 'Uncle Kirby' is focused on the psychedelic period of the band (1967-68), including their 7"s in original mono mixes plus unreleased tracks which had never been released on vinyl before. LP $19 SKU:22475
HIGHWAY ROBBERY -For Love Or Money (Sludgy 1970’s hard rock/proto-metal glory )Label:PLASTIC HEAD Sludgy 1970’s hard rock/proto-metal glory — Highway Robbery's only album. Native American guitarist Michael Stevens wrote all the songs, and while he's not an amazing player, he could certainly write a good hard rock tune. Besides the crunchy guitar and drummer Don Francisco's high vocals, the band are also good at melodic harmonies. 'Mystery Rider' is a great opener, ‘Fifteen' is definitely one of the top amazing unfairly forgotten Hard Rock songs of the early 70s. Good, good stuff, ending with the slide guitar menace of 'Promotion Man,' a song made all the more ironic as the fame and fortune spoken of in it were never achieved by this very deserving band. Amazing for its heaviness + sincere lyrics, strong and compassionate vocal melodies, memorable guitar riffs and good songwriting; this all makes Highway Robbery one truly underrated energy rock band. Much as they did with Granicus, RCA blew it wit Highway Robbery.CD $12 SKU:25101
NESTTER DONUTS- FLAMENCO TRASH (1993 amazing flamenco trash)Label:VOODOO RHYTHM From Alicante/Barcelona in Spain comes the most amazing flamenco trash one man band you never heard of... born and raised 1993 by a gipsy flamenco family, grew up and playing the dirtiest clubs in town and made contact with the British music (via the tourists) and just wanted to trash it up... until he created his own music style flamenco trash. With that mission he toured around Spain and the rest of Europe as one man band or in bands such as the Suicide Generation. He's deep in wild trash rock'n'roll and he's definitely the Spanish bastard son of Hasil Adkins. This is no doubt, his flair for flamenco music comes from his parents when little Nestter still was a baby. He was born a twin, his brother works a 'real' job but Nestter, he's the black sheep in the Family, he loves to gets naked on stage and plays the maracas with his genital to torture his flamenco trash guitar like no other flamenco devil before, he is wild, crazy and he is the one and only Donut that calls himself Nestter, please welcome Spain's number 1 nutjob to your house and let yourself go into the wild wild world of flamenco trash with Nestter Donuts... CD $17 SKU:25094
BORED TEENAGERS - Vol 13 (long lost and hidden punk rock gems)-Label:BIN LINER Bored Teenagers Volume 13' hits the streets after a hard two-year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Volume 13 is not unlucky but brings some more long lost and hidden punk rock gems. COMP LP $26 SKU:25074
LOUISVILLE in the 60s - The Lost Allen Martin Tapes- Label:Guerssen 14 tracks from the Louisville late 60s/early 70s garage-psych scene.These cuts (all of them previously unissued except for one originally released on a rare 45) were found in the archives of the city's well known Allen-Martin Studio, after the owners retired and the place closed down.Including some rather well known names such as The Rugbys, The Illusions, The Keyes and The Oxfords, as well as more obscure local heroes like Free Reign, The Premieres, Roc, Conception…Highlights include fabulous psych rockers by Rugbys and Oxfords; fuzzed out garage by Blues and Illusions; psychedelic hard-rock by Babylon and Free Reign; jangly teen beat by JB and The Young Wheels; killer psych covers of Beatles and Traffic by Keyes and Company Front,…This is a truly cool collection for any genre fan!*Master tape sound and insert with liner notes and photos COMP LP $18 SKU:25123
21ST CENTURY SOUND MOVEMENT- ST (rare 60s U.S. fuzz garage 180 gram, virgin red vinyl) - Label:GEAR FAB LP version. 180 gram, virgin red vinyl. "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 know the names of these musicians, as the album provides us with no credits whatsoever to these truly talented guys. Mini-LP cardboard sleeve format. Also includes their ultra-rare 45 tracks." LP $16 SKU:14794
BILL BISSETT AND THE MANDAN MASSACRE -Awake In The Red Desert (Rare 68 bizarre acid symphony)Label:FEEDING TUBE Awake in the red desert- one of the rarest canadian lps ever........From 1968, this ultra-rare, bizzare, off-the-wall acid symphony/dreamies/crazy people all rolled into one test pressing is one of the rarest finds from this era.....Includes never before heard bonus tracks!! LP $18 SKU:25102
CHIRCO - Visitation (1972 U.S. private press psych/progressive insert w liner notes ) -Label:OUT-SIDER (Spain) U.S. 1972 private press psychedelic-progressive conceptualalbum from Chirco: Newly remastered sound, repro of the original insert with newly added liner-notes. Two long suites featuring fuzzed-out guitars, spacey vocals, effects, complex vocal harmonies and heavy organs. Top-level recording and musicianship with Barry Tashian from The Remains assisting and writing one of the tracks.
LP $21 SKU:15501
COLLAGE -ST -UNKNOWN 1971 MYSTERY BAND! Label:GEAR FAB Collage was an obscured outfit released only one album in the 70's on Cream Records. Twelve cool soft rock tracks are backed up by brass, fuzz guitar and chorus which strongly reminds of Free Design, Beau Brummels and Beach Boys. Highly recommended for soft rock enthusiasts! LP $16 SKU:25103
EVOL -ST 970 Byrds, Buffalo Springfield , Grass Roots style masterpiece ) - Label:GEAR FAB Here is the one of a kind release from a West Virginia band, recorded in Nashville, TN in the Fall of 1970. With sounds reminiscent of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and early Grass Roots,The vinyl version is on 24 point board, 180 gram vinyl, and includes the original Transco sleeve and handwritten labels!! A major find and an outstanding record!! LP $17 SKU:13529
MENTAL SHAKEDOWN- INSIDE OUT (Rockabilly, it's where old punks and psychobillies go to die! ) Label:TRASH WAX Rockabilly, it's where old punks and psychobillies go to die! The second album from these Berlin based guys, mixing authentic sounding, primal rockabilly with a touch of '80s trash. They bring an edge that's been absent from the more 'traditional scene' for way too long... Coloured vinyl, 300 copies only. LP $28 SKU:25043
THE WHOLE ENCHILADA - -3 LP set w 70 page book! A deluxe multimedia package detailing the history of Desert Rock from 1976-1994Label:San Jacinto Records From the mind of Rich Hopkins, co-founder and guitarist of the Sidewinders/Sand Rubies and one of Arizona’s most accomplished rock ’n’ roll exports, comes THE WHOLE ENCHILADA: The History of Desert Rock 1976-1994. This whopping three-LP + 70-page book + access to film multi-media set, a who’s-who anthology of Tucson, Arizona’s musical trailblazers — and its woefully overlooked — arrives in April from the San Jacinto label.
Painstakingly compiled, THE WHOLE ENCHILADA is a veritable Tucson musical family tree, leading us from from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s, from the swoony Bob Meighan Band and the honky tonk of the Dusty Chaps (both whom signed to major labels in the 1970’s) to international indie giants Green On Red (Serfers), Howe Gelb’s pre-Giant Sand 1970s electro-rock band Giant Sandworms, Naked Prey, Al Perry and The Cattle — as well as Desert Rock breakouts The Sidewinders, Yard Trauma, Black Sun Ensemble, and many more.
With varying styles covering honky tonk, power-pop, country and cow-punk, fusion, punk rock, eclectic and art-damaged, amped up bluegrass, blues and straight up sunbaked rock ’n’ roll, the album is full of pleasant surpirses (unsung country great Ned Sutton, for example), collectible rarities, popular numbers and outright gems you’ll wonder how you ever missed.
Accompanying the three-record set is a 70-page companion book with rare photos, obscure histories and anecdotes, and dozens of biographical essays by many of the artists themselves, plus others by writers, journalists, photographers and deejays, placing the reader centerstage at Desert Rock’s halcyon days — compiled by Tucson natives Brian Jabas Smith and Douglas “Fini” Finical.
In addition, this set includes a code that allows fans to view the 30-minute Whole Enchilada documentary, featuring a handful of stars and coulda-shouldas who are included in the LP/book project, helmed by film-fest winning director Maggie Smith.
For those familiar with the era and area, one listen will recall the tangy scent of monsoon-drenched mesquite trees; dark, top-down drives to Mexico; the murky interiors of neglected old-man-bars-turned-music-venues and all their jovial inmates. LP $49 SKU:25039
MANTIS - sT( Obscure 70s hard rock with glam influences ) Label:PROGAOR Obscure '70s prog rock band from Canada with influences also from hard rock and glam. Their lone album is a cult rarity from the '70s Canadian rock scene. In 2018 a limited Canadian CD issue came out with the album remastered and with an unreleased bonus track and in 2020 UK label ProgAOR licensed the album and released it on CD remastered with the bonus track for the European market. CD $12 SKU:23287
ASTRAL SCENES ASTRAL PROJECTION(1968 Pop/Psych- get out the lava lamps!) )Label:RADIATION This 1968 Pop/Psychedelic Rock album is just chock full spacey instrumentation and utilizes horns, woodwind, and string sections very much like those used in Sgt. Peppers. The theme of this release is based upon the thoughts and feelings experienced if one were to leave the physical body (Astral Projection) and become the spiritual embodiment (Astral Body). The Astral Body begins to go back into the physical body and causes one to think about The Astral Scene…..There are some very nice male and female vocals which are backed up by the great orchestration and this LP is one to set the lights down low on and turn on the Lava Lamps!!! LP $17 SKU:19521
BUMP - ST (70s guitar psych monster)-Label:GEAR FAB This is a fantastic prog/psychedelic monster, a mixture of dreamy organ psych with heavy fuzz bluster, very much like CA Quintet. Ghostly, swirly organs, burning rough guitars, sound effects, fuzz/wah-wah guitars, trippy, lysergic vocals and great melodies. A killer album from start to finish CD $10 SKU:13437
EARTHFORCE - ST - Ultra rare mid-70s UK acid folk-rock recordings. With 12 page lp size color insert- Label:LION Comes with a 12-page full-color booklet with band info, photos, and lyrics Newly remastered by Earthforce band leader Steve Bayfield Ultra rare mid-70s UK acid folk-rock recordings. Features sitar, Moog, acoustic and electric guitars, assorted percussion instruments to create a Popul Vuh-like soundscape. If you can imagine the perfect blend of Eastern trance/psych and English hippy acid folk-rock, this would be it. Very cool and freaky. Earthforce was an offshoot of Ebling Mis and Oa Band formed by Steve Bayfield. Hailing from the UK, the band was influenced by a wide variety of music including English folk and acid rock. This release is culled from sessions that have never been released before, and they sound like a cross between Popul Vuh and Gong. Very tasty, very spacey and mystical vibe throughout.The first ever vinyl issue of these recordings Comes with a 12-page full-color booklet with band info, photos, and lyrics Newly remastered by Earthforce band leader Steve Bayfield LP $24 SKU:25095
JUJUS - You Treat Me Bad 65-67 (60s garage psych PEbbles style ) Label:CICADELIC RECORDS Since their arrival on the music scene in 1965, the mystique of The JuJus and their lead singer, Ray Hummel, has continued to grow over the ensuing decades (helped along by the inclusion of 'You Treat Me Bad' on the first volume of Pebbles in 1979). Their first single 'You Treat Me Bad' rose to the number two position on the top 40 and catapulted the band to regional fame in Michigan. The JuJus initially blended an impressive brand of folk-rock and British-invasion sounds with a raw garage band sound. In 1967 they opted for a more psychedelic sound. Compiled on this CD are all the JuJu singles, as well as a plethora of unreleased gems from 1965 to 1967. A detailed booklet contains photos, radio surveys, band memorabilia, and a retrospective of The JuJus as related by band member Rod Shepard. The front cover photo of The JuJus features Ray Hummel, Max Colley, Bill Gorski and Rod Shepard. Also pictured are the JuJus at Kent Country Airport during the heigh of JuJu-mania, ready to take on the world in 1965." CD $10 SKU:23101
JULIUS VICTOR From The Nest (Great and extremely rare 1969 Iron Butterfly style!! )Label:GUERSSEN The sole album by this US hard-rock/psychedelic band, recorded at the famous Record Plant Studios in New York and produced by jazz musician Ahmad Jamal. Organ-dominated, hard-progressive sound with powerful and soulful vocals, hot lead guitar and atmospheric, swirling NHammond. LP $18 SKU:24234
KATH - 1 Obscure garage psych ACID ARCHIVES FAVE! - DBL CD Label:LION (original album) + Unreleased Material -...As Patrick the Lama said in Acid Archives, “Obscure and impressive melodic basement garage/psych excursion with a lo-fi atmosphere that would have most purveyors flip out, hits the Ampex two-track echo & tinny drum sound dead on.... At times the vibe is almost like Mystery Meat or Index, and that's not something you run across every day. A totally outside garage/psych/private LP that feels as personally projected as those Michael Yonkers sides. CD $10 SKU:14509
LIC --Just a Taste (Texas ROCK DYAMONDS series 1976-79 )Label:SHROOMANGEL a new limited edition TEXAS ROCK DYAMONDS series of small press-run CD releases One of the top club acts in Houston during the years 1976 through 1979 was undoubtedly LIC. They built a reputation for high energy performances and in 1979, they recorded their lone album and one year later the "Bomb Iran" single. Like so many great bands of the late 70s, they quickly vanished, leaving a short but impressive legacy. Presented in a revamped cover, on a 6-panel digipak with rare photos and band history, remixed and remastered from the original tapes. Includes the rare single "Bomb Iran" as bonus tracks. File Under: Hard Rock, High Energy Rock & Roll. For fans of Ted Nugent, Rex, Teaze and Diamond Reo. (LIMITED TO 300 COPIES - TEXAS ROCK DYAMONDS SERIES) CD $12 SKU:24716
MORMOS -The Great Wall of China plus 7” (1972 acid folk) - Label:WAH WAH Recorded in 1971 and originally only issued in France by CBS, the first LP by post-SPOILS OF WAR band Mormos is a masterpiece of fabulous experimental psychedelic acid folk sounds and bizarre melodies. Influences from contemporaries such as The Incredible String Band are present, as are some resemblances to the music of f.i. Comus or Dr. Strangely Strange. Mormos nevertheless created unique athmospheres which were (and are) unheard in other music of the era. Jim Cuomo formed Mormos after the demise of his Spoils Of War project. The new group moved from the USA to France, where they recorded two albums. The first was 'Great Wall Of China', which now gets reissued in cooperation with Cuomo himself. Included is a 7-inch EP featuring 5 bonus tracks and, of course, an insert with notes from Cuomo. Limited to 500 copies only! LP $28 SKU:24772
PANICKS - COMPLETE RECORDINGS (Ohio 60s psych garage)Label:GEAR FAB The great Ohio garage band that was featured on Psychedelic States Ohio In The 60s. 8 previously unreleased studio recording plus their two great 45s and a great live version of "You’re My Baby CD $10 SKU:21709
PRINTS OF DARKNESS - Zindabad (60s Pakistan, reviewed by Mike Stax - Label:RAVI RECORDS Raw, exciting and really quite excellent... fans of fuzz will find a feast of it on this set. The Prints turn in enjoyable readings of ‘Summertime,’ ‘Morning Dew,’ and Country Joe & the Fish’s ‘Rock and Soul Music,’ but it’s their original numbers that really stand out… The band’s bottled-up creative energy comes bursting to a head on the culminating number, ‘Oh Color the Shadowy Distance,’ which starts out as an über-dramatic Doors-in-the-garage exercise atop a ‘Tobacco Road’-type stomp riff, before levitating into a psychedelic instrumental section that sounds a bit like Jorma Kaukonen jamming with the Velvet Underground. Thrilling stuff.” —Mike Stax (Ugly Things)
This is the story of a sixties garage band… only this one was based in Lahore, West Pakistan, where there was a small American community and a funky school in an old British Raj-era bungalow. September 1967: Skip Boyce had a drum kit assembled from various shops in Penang during a family vacation and Danny Carr had a Framus bass and a huge amp. Let’s start a band! New kid Steve Davy provided the missing link. Add his psychedelic Hofner guitar and small amp and the Great Flower Famine was born. “Let’s just play songs with three chords (‘Gloria,’ ‘Louie Louie’ and ‘For Your Love’ were the first three); more followed: Stones, Animals, Kinks, Doors. Old friend Travis “Smokey” Henderson was in the States, but returned to Lahore and joined as lead guitarist. John Sligh was added as lead singer because he liked the same tunes the others did and looked cool. By the end of the school year, the Famine was a tight unit—the best rock band in West Pakistan. September 1968: a year’s worth of new music, and new influences—Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the San Francisco groups. Meanwhile, Steve bought a Hofner violin bass like Paul McCartney, Skip returned from the States with a full set of Ludwig drums like Ringo, and a new redheaded kid arrived by the name of Richard Woodbury. His addition and a new name for the band (Prints of Darkness) gave the group a new style. Their repertoire expanded. September 1969: One addition to the personnel—Roberta “Bourbon” Kilgore as vocalist. The Prints started writing their own tunes in earnest. On May 22, 1970, they played their last show and for the first time in three years, the instruments went in different directions afterwards. And so did the Prints. In the band’s final year, several of their shows were recorded using a single open mic and a standard quarter-inch reel-to-reel tape recorder. The best tracks have been cleaned up and compiled for this release on Ravi Records, a label set up by music mail order company Metro Music. The release is a true labor of love, with no corners cut, and no expense spared on the sound restoration, mastering and packaging. The heavy-vinyl LP (180 gram) is housed in a super-deluxe gatefold sleeve modeled on the Stones’ “High Tide and Green Grass,” complete with a lavishly illustrated and annotated booklet. LP $18 SKU:14746
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- GEORGIA In The 60’s VOL 1-Label:GEAR FAB Yet more undiscovered bands from 1965 through 1968!! Many unseen photos and stories, 27 tracks. COMP CD $10 SKU:18610
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- OHIO In The 60’s VOL 2-Label:GEAR FAB 27 rare and never before released tracks from the great state of Ohio! any unseen photos and stories COMP CD $10 SKU:18614
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- TEXAS In The 60’s VOL 1-Label:GEAR FAB Many never before released and rare bands from '66-'68 with lots of photos and stories. Including 2 prev unre tracks by Bubble Puppy + bands like Pastels, Crabbs, Airhead, Pastels,etc. 18 tracks COMP CD $10 SKU:23196
SOULS OF INSPYRATAION -ST- (1970 psych jewel reissue 2022) ORANGE VINYL Label:LION Sought after 1970 Columbia Records release— and deservedly so, with stellar keyboard-driven, melodic songs, strong vocals, and an overall sense of cohesion. Terrific acoustic driven songs like 'Eyes of Nature' and 'Sun Shines in the Winter’ merge beautifully with hard-edged, progressive-tinged offerings like 'Dil Kusha (Heart's Happiness) and 'Of Lambs and Wolves.' Beautiful 12-page insert booklet. Now's the time to discover this beautiful aberration, one of the unspoiled jewels of the late psychedelic era — on vinyl cut from 24-bit/96kHz transfers of the master tapes! LP $28 SKU:25100
ST. THOMAS PEPPER SMELTER - Soul & Pepper mini slv replica (Peruvian 60s psych freakbeat )- Label:LION PRODUCTIONS (USA) & REPSYCHLED RECORDS (Peru) The first official reissue of this much-bootlegged classic South American psychedelic freakbeat album, recorded in 1969 by Peruvian band The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter. Perhaps the story of the band is not well known, but their achievements were great—and international: editions of their sole LP were produced in Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador, and 45rpm singles were published in Mexico and Greece. St. Thomas Pepper Smelter was formed by Gerardo Manuel Rojas on vocals and tambourine, Beto Tataje on rhythm guitar and lead guitar, Juan Carlos Barreda on bass and vocals, Carlos Manuel Barreda on drums and backing vocals (all from the famous group Los Shains), and Freddy Macedo on keyboards. Their first single was a cover of ‘Purple Haze’ b/w one of their own compositions, ‘A New Summer.’ The band then began to record their only LP. That album contains twelve tracks—six written by the band, and the other half cover versions. The band's music could be described as freak beat; in many ways, it is a preview of the garage /surf style of Los Shain's, heading towards the heavy psychedelic rock of Gerardo Manuel & El Humo. At the time, St. Thomas Pepper Smelter simply called it “underground music.” Gerardo’s voice is soft in the band’s own songs, and aggressive on the cover tunes; his guitar style oozes fuzz. The foundation of bass and drums by the brothers Barreda is very powerful and strong; and the songs benefit from the layers of keyboard played by Freddy Macedo. This fully licensed, hand-numbered, limited edition CD release comes in a mini-LP sleeve replica of the original album art; it also comes with a replica of an original poster; a replica of an original color photo of the band. More importantly, it includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks exclusive to this edition. Carefully remastered from the original master tapes and released in this limited edition of 400 copies, available exclusively worldwide from Lion Productions. CD $10 SKU:14479
SWEET MARIE - Stuck in Paradise (1971 hard edged fuzz guitar) Label:GEAR FAB The 1971 classic lp from this Honolulu band. Kind of a hard-edged Steely Dan/Jethro Tull/Santana sound all rolled into one!! Features some great distorted fuzz guitar ! CD $10 SKU:20323
T2-1971- 1972 W 12 PAGE BOOKLET(PSYCH PROG Power trio)Label:ACME LION Third and last archival set of recordings from the classic era of UK psych/prog legends T2. Digipack with 12-page booklet detailing T2's three sets of recordings from the psychedelic era CD $10 SKU:15489
TORMENTORS, THE- Hanging 'Round ( 1967 undiscovered psych pop) -Label:GEAR FAB A truly experimental psych/rock/pop album from 1967. Featuring some very good garage, psych, and British Invasion sounds. Fuzzed out guitar, great vocal harmonies, and some really bizarre background sounds. CD $10 SKU:10787
UMBRA -ST ((heavy, heavy music from the start of the 'American Comedown Era) Label:LION Lion ltd ed of 300 LP edition comes with an 8-page LP-sized color booklet, with lyrics, photos, plus interesting and funny things that can only happen to musicians, and did to Umbra. What was available to unknown hard rocking dreamers like Umbra in Denver in 1971-72? Weekend gigs. Nothing but weekend gigs. But there was an upside to that: bands like Umbra could mix original material in with covers, and make enough money to survive. Or in the case of Umbra, to make enough money to build a home studio, where they recorded ads to promote their upcoming shows -- and eventually, laid down the eight tracks on this disc. Everything was recorded by bouncing tracks back and forth between two-track and four-track reel-to-reel tape recorders. Spacey intros and weird effects were created by recording guitar licks, then re-recording them played backwards at double speed. What sounds like a flute was the result of blowing over the top of a 14" goose neck (believe it or not). The resulting tracks are hard edged and heavy, verging on acid rock at times. Makes sense, as Umbra was a power trio most of their too-brief existence. Yet the songs (heavy though they are) have a deft touch. There are weird effects, space rock elements, plenty of melody, and a refreshing category-free approach to writing songs that makes Umbra's music exciting to hear. We know that band bios can be sterile and boring or can move to the opposite spectrum, rife with grandiose embellishment. Umbra's story is neither. Instead, it is the story is the story of a band from the early 1970's who recorded what they wanted to record: heavy, heavy music from the start of the 'American Comedown Era' (as we've seen it described by friends for their Brown Acid series of compilations). Umbra's story is also that of a band whose music, terrific though it is, has never to this point been released out into the wide world. Prepare yourselves to be surprised -- and we hope as impressed as we are -- by what Umbra had to offer. First ever release of any recordings by this fascinating heavy rock group from Colorado. LP $25 SKU:25099