Got some really cool stuff this weekend, including two VERY LIMITED hand numbered TEST PRESSING "BOX" sets, you won't find these anywhere else. Only a few of these.
And we have a new pressing on gorgeous clear gold vinyl of the Stiv Bators DISCONNECTED album, complete with insert.
Also just in, some high quality reissues on vinyl of obscure 70’s bands. Check it out below.
Drop these skus into our search to see them all
25483, 25489, 25487, 25482, 25486, 25488, 25490, 25484, 25481, 25485, 25333, 25388, 25389, 25433, 25458, 25459, 25460, 25461, 25431, 25435, 25463, 14790
24809, 25247, 23101, 16258, 12121, 19046, 25204, 16350, 19498, 25288, 25296, 25173, 25330
BATORS, STIV (DEAD BOYS) Disconnected - TEST PRESSING “BOX” SET -BLP 4015-5 ONLY We created unique artwork for this set , LTD ED of 5 sets , adhered to a heavy vinyl envelope with a reclosable flap. Looks great and keeps your items in one place!
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
(1) TEST PRESSING- LTD ED of 5, for DISCONNECTED BOMP 4015
(2) DISCONNECTED ON GOLD VINYL LTD ED of 300 w inner sleeve, new pressing!
(3) RARE GLOSSY PROMO PHOTO from the 80s
(4) Copy of letter from Greg Shaw to Stiv, 1980. Funny!
(5) UNIQUE ARTWORK CREATED JUST FOR THIS SET,on hand numbered heavy vinyl “Box” $100 SKU:25389
T MODEL FORD -LADIES MAN - AUTOGRAPHED TEST PRESSING “BOX” SET - ALIVE 0103 4 ONLY!: Autographed by T model himself when he was here in Los Angeles recording in the studio for ALIVE RECORDS.We created unique artwork for this set , LTD ED of 4 numbered sets , adhered to a heavy vinyl envelope with a reclosable flap. Looks great and keeps your items in one place!
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET :
(1) Out of print RED Vinyl edition of LADIES MAN , autographed
(2) TEST PRESSING of LADIES MAN, 4 only
(3) UNIQUE ARTWORK CREATED JUST FOR THIS SET,on hand numbered heavy vinyl “Box”
LP $100 SKU:25431
NEW PRESSING OF THE BATORS ALBUM JUST ARRIVED, LTD Edition of 300.
BATORS, STIV (DEAD BOYS)- Disconnected (1978 POWERPOP) LTD ED. GOLD VINYL with cool printed inner sleeve! Label:BOMP Inner sleeve includes photos and lyrics. Bators' first solo album, Disconnected was recorded in Los Angeles following the breakup of the Dead Boys. It's got more of a garage pop/Nuggets vibe than the work of the Dead Boys-he even covers the great Electric Prunes track 'I Had Too Much Too Dream Last Night.' But even though he professes to be an evil boy, he does it with a charm that's pretty irresistible." - Creem. LP $25 SKU:25388
ALEXANDER “SKIP” SPENCE -OAR -Recorded at CBS Studios, Nashville, December 1968Label:SONY NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $10 SKU:25483
COUNT FIVE- Psychotic REaction -Label:PERFORMANCE NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $15 SKU:25489
EARTHA KITT -Miss Kitt, To You Label:RCA NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:25487
FATS DOMINO- Gold collection-1997 digipak Label: DIGITAL DEJAVU NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $10 SKU:25482
GORIES- I Know You Fine But How You DoinLabel:CRYPT NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Recorded & Mixed at Easley Recording, Memphis, TN April 24-May 4 1990. CD $10 SKU:25486
HOWLIN WOLF, MUDDY WATERS, BO DIDDLEY- The Super Super Blues Band Label:CHESS/MCA NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Recorded in Chicago, September, 1967 Originally released January 26, 1968. Liners by Richard Meltzer CD $15 SKU:25488
MUDDY & THE WOLF Label:CHESS/MCA NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:25490
SHINKI CHEN & HIS FRIENDS -Originally released on LP by Polydor K.K. in 1971Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP SHINKI CHEN & FRIENDS was a short-time project of Sino-Japanese Shinki Chen, often mentioned as Nippon's Jimi Hendrix and one of the most celebrated guitarists on that island. Shinki Chen is interesting for fans of weird japanese psych and krautrock. CD $15 SKU:25484
TOM ROBINSON BAND- Power in the Darkness -- rare! Label:RAZOR NOTE: NOT SEALED BUT MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $15 SKU:25481
WAYLON JENNINGS -TRIPLE FEATURE - sealed digipak Label:SONY SEALED , MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Lonesome, On'ry And Mean / Old Waylon / I've Always Been Crazy CD $15 SKU:25485
BADGE- Collected Singles -1974 low-fi, DIY psych GOLD VINYL Label:LION First time reissue for any of the Badge material
•150x hand-numbered copies on Transparent Orange (Gold) vinyl
•Comes with an eight page insert w/liner notes by Kath and Badge leader Val Rogolino and a plethora of photos from his personal stash.
Not many albums can get you in the mood to blow out your speakers quite like Kath “1”, the hideously rare and expensive 1974 low-fi, DIY psych made by members of Maryland band Badge, recorded in the home of band leader Val Rogolino (and, yes, dedicated to his girlfriend and their pet monkey!). The Kath album is full of well-written melodic songs with loose, semi-ramshackle, low-fi/no-fi production values. The fact that Badge had been a going band for awhile, and that they released several singles and EPs — written by Val and recorded the same way, on the same equipment as the Kath album, seems to have been overlooked — until now. What Patrick the Lama said in Acid Archives about Kath, is equally applicable to Badge: “Obscure and impressive melodic basement garage/psych excursion with a lo-fi atmosphere that would have most purveyors flip out… at times the vibe is almost like Mystery Meat or Index, and that's not something you run across every day… Nuts lo-fi recording quality and impossible-to-figure production values gives this a nicely zonked almost real-people vibe. Keyboards, fuzz, heap of amateur avant spirit.” LP $32 SKU:25333
CURTIS KNIGHT ZEUS -Sea of Time- (early 70s Psych hard-rock with soul/funk influences) Label:SOMMER Psychedelic hard-rock with soul/funk influences and even some raw proto-punk moves. In the early 70s, Hendrix’s old friend & collaborator Curtis Knight moved to London and formed CURTIS KNIGHT ZEUS, recruiting a young guitarist named “Fast” Eddie Clarke (later of Motörhead fame). Sea Of Time was recorded at Olympic Studios in 1973 but never actually released in the UK, only in a few European countries. All songs were written by Curtis, showcasing his versatile songwriting talent, and he’s also on lead vocals / guitar. Includes the underground heavy-funk-rock hit “The Devil Made Me Do It” and more! Recommended if you like Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Lee’s “Vindicator”, Chubby Checker’s “Chequered”. *First ever vinyl reissue. *Featuring “Fast” Eddie Clarke (Motörhead) on guitar. *Original gatefold sleeve artwork. *Insert with liner notes by Kingsley Abbott with a foreword by Kathy Knight-McConnell (Curtis widow) and photos. “It's hard to imagine any rock fan not finding something to enjoy on this Sea Of Time album with the quality of the playing and the instantly memorable songs.” - Kingsley Abbott LP $32 SKU:25433
LARD FREE-Gilbert Artman’s Lard Free- (1973) Label:REPLICA ** 500 copies ** Recorded in just three days and released in 1973, mixing jazz, kraut and prog rock, Lard Free’s first album is a musical land-mark in the French underground scene. To this day, it still matches the perfection of their English and German fellows like Soft Machine and Amon Düül. A true masterpiece.
"Lard Free is a French psychedelic band, formed around drummer and keyboards player Gilbert Artman. He was the only constant member of the band on their few next albums. Music on their debut LP is perfectly composed angular rhythm structures-based synth/rhythm compositions with free-jazz sax improvs over them. All this mix sounds heavy, spacey, psychedelic, minimalistic - and excellent. I am not sure if this music could be labelled as "krautrock" , or let say - it's a French krautrock. You can easily hear there influences from Terry Riley, very jazzy drumming and guitar improvs, and at the same time almost Magma-like Orffian atmospheres. The six quite short compositions sound all different and absolutely fresh even now! A rare and very successful combination of early spacey psychedelic synth-rock, highest level free-jazz and some neo-classical minimalism. Very recommended!" - Progarchives LP $28 SKU:25458
LARD FREE- I’m Around About Midnight (1975) GATEFOLD 180 gram Label:REPLICA Recorded in Paris during a three-day session and released in 1975, Lard Free’s second LP, “I’m Around About Midnight”, encounters the band with a significantly different line up. This time, joining Gilbert Artman, is Antoine Duvernet on alto sax and flute, Alain Audat on synthesizer, and none other than Richard Pinhas - at the same moment he was making waves in Heldon - taking the helm on guitar and playing counterpoint to the drummer in a brilliant series of explorations. Launching in with a droning, synth driven cosmic soundscape - “Violez l'Espace de Son Réfrigérant” - that is pregnant with sounds of North Africa and the Middle East, the band then dives into a unique form of rhythmic prog that peppers a heady amount of humor into its brooding gloom, that shifts and evolves into different manifestations over the album’s length. Arguably the most fascinating and distinct of these are three works that stand slightly apart and establish the album’s creative range; “Tatkooz à Roulette” - primarily constructed from appreciating synths that foreshadows entire movements of electronic music that wouldn’t emerge until the 1990s - “Does East Bakestan Belong to Itself”, a wild gesture built around minimalist vibraphone lines, and “Even Silence Stops When Trains Come”, a work for piano and synth that makes interesting nods to the continuous music of Lubomyr Melnyk and works like Hans Otte's The Book of Sounds. Diverse, ambitious, and an endlessly thrilling listen, Lard Free’s “I’m Around About Midnight” is a true wonder of French electronic experimentation and prog. Replica Records’ brand-new reissue beautifully reproduces the original 1973 gatefold cover, and is pressed on 180 gr. vinyl in a limited edition of 500. Wild and not to be missed! LP $28 SKU:25459
LARD FREE- III -III- original 1973 gatefold cover-Label:REPLICA Recorded and released in 1977, one year before the band split and Gilbert Artman dedicated himself to his Urban Sax project (which notably included Werner Durand), Lard Free’s third album, “lll”, is easily their most electronic and experimental venture, and in many ways strays closest to their German counterpoints in Kosmische and the emerging Berlin School.Cinematic and spaced out, the ensemble of synths, piano, organ, drums, vibes, guitar, and clarinet melds perfectly into a series of interwoven cosmic expanses. Rather than a series of shorter compositions that defined the album’s predecessors, here we have two long form work, taking up an entire side each.Meditative, bristling, and deeply atmospheric, while the ensemble - Jean-Pierre Thirault, Artman, Xavier Baulleret, and Yves Lanes - is fairly diverse in its instrumentation, each feels as though it has been run and process through synthesizers, creating a surprisingly cohesive and unified whole, with a series of stretched out, wild and frenetic jams, appearing almost as though psychedelic jam session we broadcast on the radio into outpace, and came back in a beautifully scrambled up form.Absolutely killer and heady as hell, Lard Free’s third album, “lll”, is a stunning end to a body of work that carved its way across the 1970s, and was like nothing else. Thankfully, the future, as we are about to learn, was to excavate a bit more. Replica Records’ brand-new reissue of this masterstroke beautifully reproduces the original 1973 gatefold cover, and is pressed on 180 gr. vinyl in a limited edition of 500. It’s truly amazing and is poised to blow many of new listener away. LP $28 SKU:25460
LARD FREE- Unnamed (LP+7")- Orig 1997 cover- 180 gram ltd ed of 500 with bonus 7” Label:REPLICA ** 500 copies ** Never heard before until its release on CD in 1997 (on Spa-lax Records), Unnamed was recorded a year before Lard Free’s first album and shows a band that totally foresaw the Rock In Opposition movement. Aventurous, never afraid to explore unknown musical lands, Lard Free definitely owns its place in the great History of Rock Music.Recorded in 1971/1972, these Lard Free "lost" recordings document an interesting, primitive period of the band and shows Artman and Co. moving freely in different directions : jazz, noise and the most radical musical improvisation. Truly stunning from start to finish, Lard Free’s “lost” album, “Unnamed”, is a truly groundbreaking body of work. It’s both tragic and mind-boggling that it remained unreleased as long as it did. Replica Records’ brand-new reissue of this stunner beautifully reproduces the 1997 cover, and is pressed on 180 gr. vinyl in a limited edition of 500, and also includes a bonus 7”. Not for the faint of heart! LP $28 SKU:25461
T2-1970 (180 gram obscure 70s psych prog) Label: GUERSSEN Blistering lead guitar, mellotrons, flutes, and lengthy heavy/melodic tracks, featuring the original T2 line-up of Dunton/Cross and Jinks. For fans of classic well crafted UK hard rock and progressive music we think this must rank as one of the most important archival releases in this genre. Even though fame and fortune never came to pass for T2, their Decca album “It’ll All Work out in Boomland” has become an all-time classic amongst collectors of progressive and psychedelic music—and even in the techno and dj scenes. Apart from a BBC radio session, fans long assumed that “Boomland” was both the beginning and the end of the group’s recorded legacy. But some time back, Acme Records unearthed an eponymous second album of material, recorded in 1970 with the original line-up as demo tracks for a planned second album. This second T2 album, had it been released in 1970, could have put the band on the same level of fame with the likes of Deep Purple, Free, and King Crimson (bands with whom T2 shared a stage). It’s hard-driving opener ‘Highway,’ ablaze with wailing guitars, gives way to moody introspection, culminating with the LSD induced finale ‘T2.’ Those of you who were lucky enough to snap up a copy of the earlier limited edition of the Acme Deluxe pressings of this album can testify to the importance of these recordings. For those of you who missed out the first time around—or who have only recently discovered the greatness of the mighty T2—all we can say is, enjoy the power and glory of the second T2 album! *Hard cardboard sleeve. *Includes insert with liner notes & photos LP $32 SKU:25435
T2 1971- 1972 (Obscure 70s psych prog)180 GRAM LPLabel:GUERSSEN Certainly one of the reissues of the year: Unreleased studio recordings from 1971 and 1972, which were originally planned as an album release.If this had been released at the time, they would have certainly gone to the premier league of major rock stardom along with Free, Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster etc. Sadly, this was never released and so we are happy to present this previously unheard underground masterpiece.î Tough to argue with the notion of a masterpiece, judging by the bandÍs only other recordings which have seen release to date. Track list: And Time, Looking Back, Questions & Answers, Seventy-Two, The Clown, Closing Your Eyes, Into The Red, PDQ 180 gram vinyl edition; Shrinkwrapped LP $32 SKU:14790
TRUTH AND JANEY-Topeka Jam Live 1974 (70s midwest power trio Psych) DBL LP -Label:ROCKADROME /LION Double album of recently unearthed live recordings from 1974 by legendary Midwestern underground hard rock trio TRUTH & JANEY, captured stretching out on extended jam sessions over several nights in Topeka, Kansas.
Celebrated Iowa hard rock trio Truth & Janey are captured here doing what they did best, stretching out into raw extended jams featuring heavy guitar action from Billylee Janey, booming fuzz bass from Steve Bock, with Denis Bunce locked in the zone behind his drum kit. 'Midnight Horsemen,' originally released as as 3-minute single in 1972, is featured here as a side-long 22-minute jam — and is a prime example of vintage Truth and Janey. Included are several songs otherwise unreleased in any form (live or studio), as well as early versions of 'Down the Road' and 'My Mind,' from their 1976 underground hard rock classic debut album, "No Rest for the Wicked.” A new pressing of this double album collection of live recordings excavated from the archives of a long-time roadie, made over several nights in Topeka, Kansas in 1974. • Limited Edition of 500x copies
• All previously unreleased recording LP $35 SKU:25463
ACROSS THE WATER-ST (1975 prog rock rarity)Label:SEELIE COURT 380 copy limited edition first pressings in mini card gatefold sleeves, from Glass Masters (not cdrs)
This totally unknown album from 1975 was recorded in the UK by two close friends. Both of them recorded one side of the album, which originally only existed on two acetate records. It contains epic neo classical prog rock in the style of Renaissance and Continuum, inspired by the wild and pagan isles of St Kilda. The second part of the album has intense Cohen-like songs which were the result of the heartaches and homesickness of a Canadian student who went to university in the UK. CD $19 SKU:24809
BRAZDA BROTHERS - ST (Mesmerizing 1973 acid fuzz 1973) Label:VOID /HALLUCINATIONS RECORDS (USA) Mesmerizing acid folk/rock album from 1973 by Canadian band fronted by acoustic guitarist Bystrik and lead guitarist Andy Brazda; features acoustic material with bursts of electric guitar and keyboards; some great acid fuzz guitar work, which means that at times the sound is more garage psych than folk-all that convoluted psycho-jargon aside, a fine album; originals now fetch around $800 each, so here's your chance to own this rarity at a sane price. CD $12 SKU:25247
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
PLEASURE SEEKERS- What a Way To Die w the Quatro Sisters (60s ) - Label:CRADLE ROCKS Digitally remastered with many never before released recordings! the original 60’s all girl rock and rollers who started a revolution. The Pleasure Seekers lived, played, partied, and rocked the music scene in the Renaissance era of the 60’s, when female musicians were looked upon as “novelty acts”. The Pleasure Seekers and the music they played gained the attention and respect of Detroit “male rockers”, as well as the legends of the era. In just under five years, the Pleasure Seekers toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Far East, as a headliner, as well as being support for acts like the Yardbirds, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Joe Cocker, Alice Cooper, Procol Harem, Badfinger, MC5, Bob Seger, Iggy Stooge, and many others. CD $18 SKU:16258
Open Up Your Mind Up Your Mind - The Psych Pop World of Rembrandt Records 1966-1967- Label:CICADELIC RECORDS Open Up Your Mind covers the first two incredible years of Rembrandt Records, a Chicago based label. The first release in March 1966 was a bluesy garage-band novelty record titled "Boots Are Made For Talkin ". It was a parody of Nancy Sinatras, smash hit at the time, "These Boots Are Made For Walking". When the single failed to chart Rembrandt Records owner Reggie Weiss moved in a different direction, merging pop with psychedelic music, for the next single, "Open Up Your Mind". He wrote the song based on a LSD trip and response to the single was positive. Soon other psych-pop singles were issued featuring The Circus, The Nickel Bag, and Mondays Children. Cash Box magazine began plugging Rembrandt Records during the fall of 1966. However, Weiss was unable to secure solid distribution and could not compete with the larger Chicago based record labels such as Dunwich, USA, and Destination. By 1967, Weiss devoted all of his time promoting a high-school band called The Lemon Drops. He wrote another LSD inspired song titled "I Live In The Springtime" for the band. Unfortunately, the single was unable to chart, even regionally. Over the ensuing decades though, the reputation of The Lemon Drops, The Nuchez, The Nite-Owls and other Rembrandt artists has grown immeasurably. This compilation contains all the singles issued on Rembrandt Records from 1966-1967, plus many previously unreleased versions and mixes that are appearing for the first time ever. The twenty-two recordings on this album make it apparent that Rembrandt Records was way ahead of its time when these treasures from the psychedelic 60s were recorded. COMP CD $12 SKU:12121
SUMMER TURNS TO AUTUMN - Ember Rock, Vol. 2 (RARE 60S PSYCH& PROG)-Label:FANTASTIC VOYAGE British indie label Ember released a number of rock albums and singles between 1969 and 1972, which today are much sought after by collectors of psychedelic, progressive and folk rock sounds. Many of the best tracks from these are gathered on “Summer Turns To Autumn”. Foremost among the artists compiled here is progressive rock band Blonde On Blonde, represented by tracks from both of their Ember albums. Fantastic Voyage has salvaged two tracks from Blue Beard s album. An early songwriting/production project for Bob Welch, who next surfaced in Fleetwood Mac, the album was only released in Italy, but the single ‘Sly Willy’ was more widely available and is highly prized by collectors of funky rock. Tyrannosaurus Rex-style acoustic hippy duo Knocker Jungle and progressive folk group 9.30 Fly each managed one now highly collectable long player for the label. The remainder of the material ranges from the fuzzy psychedelic rock of Canadians The Dorians and the melodic folk rock of Paddy Maguire, backed by heavy friends Steve Winwood and Jerry Donahue (of Fotheringay), to the soul-rock fusion of Milt Matthews Inc, here interpreting a Blind Faith song, and a previously unissued folk rock rendition of ‘East Virginia’ by Polly Niles. “Summer Turns To Autumn” complement Fantastic Voyage’s existing, highly popular compilations of Ember Beat and Ember Pop, with no duplication of tracks. Nice shrink-wrapped slip-case packaging. COMP CD $10 SKU:19046
BOOGIE - IN FREAK TOWN (1968 S.F power trio)w insert Label:OUT SIDER Here's an LP of awesome, previously unreleased recordings of a very loud power trio from San Francisco, modeled after Cream, Blue Cheer and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Included are a fantastic studio demo from 1968 plus raw and wild live tracks from 1969. Comrades of Moby Grape and The Sons Of Champlin, this power-trio was formed by Barry "The Bee" Bastian (Canned Heat, Lee Michaels...) on guitar and vocals, John Barrett (The Rhythm Dukes) on bass and Fuzzy John Oxendine (Roky Erickson & The Aliens, Jerry Miller Band...) on drums. The LP comes with an insert featuring rare photos and detailed liner notes, and a download for the full album plus bonus material. LP $32 SKU:25204
MCKAY-Into You ( WEEDBURNER- One of the holy grails of 70s Indianapolis private-pressdom ) -Label:LION w Updated liner notes and exactly-transcribed lyrics. One of the "holy grails" of Indianapolis private-pressdom (surpassed only by Zerfas and Anonymous) available again in its original format! Ray "McKay" Pierle and his musically-adept brothers and friends partied, jammed and partied some more on Indy's south side throughout the mid-70's, forming a band (Loos) which managed to garner zero media attention at the time. However, Ray's trusty Teac four-track was always close at hand and countless hours of home recordings were induced onto magnetic tape, as well as a few songs laid down at a local studio. After a brief hiatus, the core members reconvened as McKay, and created their sole document, the 300-press "Into You" album (1978); the LP was given to friends and family and consigned in nearby record shoppes. A mere 15 years had to pass before the collecting world discovered the highly-personal songwriting, tight playing, and not-so-well-hidden West-Coast stylistic touches. A vinyl reissue was locally produced back then but it's long gone, so here's a new all analogue, master tape edition for a new generation to savor. •All-analogue pressing, cut directly from the original master tapes. •Licensed from Ray Pierle with his full cooperation and support. •Updated liner notes and exactly-transcribed lyrics. LP $24 SKU:16350
MCKENNA MENDELSON BLUES- ST (bluesy psych demo tapes from 1968) -Label:PACEMAKER Another great album from Canada's legendary Paragon label, a set of super bluesy psych demo tapes from 1968; the band’s album “Stink” was received not just as a great album of electric blues, but as some sort of revelation when it appeared in the second half of 1969. Lead guitarist Mike McKenna spent time ('67-'68) in the Ugly Ducklings, but he had already developed a 'local hero' tag by playing hard electric blues as a member of the legendary Luke and the Apostles. Together, he and Joe Mendelson made arrestingly earthy music, which soon attracted another of Toronto's rock gods of the day, bassist Denny Gerrard from the Paupers, whose legendary talents had served him well on the stage of the Monterey Pop Festival, where his work with the Paupers was (and still is) considered a highlight. The material included on this disc, which was demo material that now the band claim was “bootegged” by the legitimate Paragon label (a little revisionist history, perhaps?), is arguably even more rare and interesting than that on their classic McKenna Mendelson Mainline "Stink" album. LP $24 SKU:19498
PLEASE- Seeing Stars (1969 uk psychLabel:GUERSSEN Recorded in 1969 at London's Marquee Studios but shelved at the ime, this is prime cut late '60s UK psychedelia by Please, the band led by the great Peter Dunton and connected to Bulldog Breed and T2. This collection of well crafted, dreamy songs, with cool organ, mellotron, fuzzy guitars and melancholic vocals, was first released by Acme label back in 1999. And now tere's a new edition on BLACK VINYL, including liner notes. The music of Please is recommended to fans of a.o. The Doors, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, Tomorrow and The Move. LP $30 SKU:25288
SEOMPI-We Have Waited: Singles And Unreleased- (70s heavy rock with 12 page booklet)FIRE ORANGE Label:ROCKADELIC (USA) "Huge buzz saw bass churns its way through this heavy-progressive tune, all stern Fripp-ian chord changes and driving insistency, amidst the primal guitar sludge.” — Julian Cope’s Head Heritage website
“While diverse in style, heavy beats and distorted guitars and a dark atmosphere were trademark elements of their music. Several of their tracks are heavy and doom-laden and contain other elements later to be associated with the metal sub-genre of doom metal.” — Metal Music Archives
Call SEOMPI proto-doom, call them heavy progressive/psych, call them hard rock, call them psychedelic space rock — all are true — but definitely call SEOMPI radical in their approach to heavy music — and heavy topics (police, drugs, social justice, prejudice, war). SEOMPI (Self Expression on Musically Potential Instruments) released only three singles during their time together c. 1971, but what singles! Three posthumous releases have only added to SEOMPI's aura — even though two of those were at the wrong speed + said they featured single mixes (and didn’t); and the third of those — on Rockadelic — is long out of print.
For this collection, we have gathered all of SEOMPI’s actual single A and B sides, including their incredibly rare first single, ‘We Have Waited’ b/w a guitar-less take of ‘Lay On the Floor’, a song they re-recorded for their third single. The second side of the LP is comprised of previously unreleased takes from the band’s recording sessions. A swath of tracks from these SEOMPI sessions were released on the Cicadelic Records "Guns From the Skies” CD collection — but not any of these takes. The year was 1970, and Dave Williams was done with his stint at one of Texas's finest barbed wire facilities — the same path that had landed Roky Erickson at Rusk Stale Hospital had put Dave behind bars. Five years earlier, Dave was a founding member of the Headstones, McAllen Texas's answer to teen angst rock music. Not content with being the usual 'cover’ band, Dave began to write original tunes and worked long and hard in rehearsal sessions to perfect them. After releasing legendary singles on the Pharaoh label and being courted by numerous major labels, the Headstones called it quits in 1968. Always an innovator, Dave formed SEOMPI, first as a three piece guitar-less two bass and drums band, and then adding blazing guitar. SEOMPI takes you on a trip back to 1971, when Texas was a stomping ground for epochal rock music, proving with each track that they could, and in some cases actually did hang, with other legendary psych and rock heavies such as The 13th Floor Elevators, The Zakary Thaks, ZZ Top, and Johnny Winter. •First ever reissue of most of this material•Includes 12-page booklet with band founder Dave Williams talking about SEOMPI for the first time!Lion exclusive edition: 150x hand-numbered copies on Fire Orange w/Black vinyl LP $30 SKU:25296
SUGAR BEAR -ST (1972 super rare rural rock/swamp psych)Label:VOID A charming chunk of super rare rural rock/swamp psych from the Sunshine state, c. 1972 — released as a private pressing on the Gaff label and later bootlegged by the execrable Radioactive outfit. Sugar Bear were a four-piece from Florida featuring guitarist John McLaughlin — no, not that one (Mahavishnu John McLaughlin), another one! — named after the hip American 1970s singing and guitar playing cartoon character. The album is typically described as a blend of rural rock, and country rock. But hey, the term ''rural rock'' covers quite a lot, from swampy rock ’n' roll to country rock in the style of The Outlaws or Pure Prairie League. In this instance, Sugar Bear produced an album of high originality, defying categorization. This is a record of real depth and intelligence, covering many styles, and with some psychedelic touches to note. There is some slow and some fast material (a blend that is far from unusual), with a few Grateful Dead moves too. Still not sure? Some people say when describing this album to “think of a cross line between Jefferson Airplane and the Byrds, with drops of Santana.” Legitimate 450x copy pressing on black vinyl, with insert. LP $22 SKU:25173
VIITH TEMPLE-- Under The Burning Sun(late 70s hypnotic psych prog)-Label:FEDERAL GREEN Recorded in late '70s Ontario, just prior to the synth-punk masterpiece by their alter-ego, Drama, this is a heady stew of hypnotic psych prog pomp, coupled with bashing drums and mystical and magickal lyrics. Each song swells as it progresses, reaching a frenzied climax, drawing you into the same place out of time this was birthed in. Incredibly rare in its original state, this is a lovingly remastered improvement on the impossibly expensive original. Limited to 300 copies. LP $30 SKU:25330