Greetings from toasty Los Angeles, it was 115 yesterday, but it’s cooled off to 100 today. Yay!
In spite of all that we have some new import arrivals for you guys, and a bunch of restocks too. Check it all out below.
Also some restocks in from the great reissue label GEAR FAB, check the label here, most at the $10 price point!
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H.P. LOVECRAFT-ST (1967 debut, psych hard rock) Label:COSMIC ROCK Originally released in October 1967 by Philips Records, 'H.P. Lovecraft' is the debut album by the American psychedelic rock band H.P. Lovecraft. The album blended psychedelic and folk rock influences and was marked by the haunting, eerie ambiance of the band's music, which itself was often inspired by the literary works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, after whom the band had named themselves. This is possibly one of the best second-division psychedelic albums, that shows the immediately identifiable Edwards-Michaels vocal tandem at its best. With deft touches of folk, jazz and sultry horn arrangements the album was a cult behind his own generation. LP $30 SKU:25274
BUS(IT) THE UNKNOWN SECRETARY (Greek heavy rock Who style)-Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Bus The Unknown Secretary is a four-piece heavy rock group hailing from Athens, Greece, simply known as B.U.S. Influenced by tunes and bands that emerged from the '60s up to the '90s, B.U.S. are heavily inspired by artists such as The Who, Alice Cooper, Sex Pistols, King Diamond, Kyuss, Nirvana and many more. The band incorporates all these influences into a deeply unique and personal style, creating a genuinely special musical identity. Five years after its original release, Heavy Psych Sounds reissues this retro gem, serving it once again straight into your CD case. CD $14 SKU:25307
DECASIA-AN ENDLESS FEAST FOR HYENAS (heavy psych Krautrock style)Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS An Endless Feast For Hyenas' is the Decasia debut album. A creative turning point is gradually taken, looking for more heavy psych and krautrock touches. The first trials of this debut album are directly tested on stage to feel their live impact. This album is a complete and deep dive into the Decasia's universe : a wide, eclectic and powerful effort. The trio drags us quickly with a psychedelic rock sound nuanced with stoner and almost narrative instrumental passages. Taking the path of improvisations to write and compose, the album was recorded in the middle of the countryside in Auvergne (France). The house was transformed into a studio with instruments installed in the barn and the control room in the living room. CD $14 SKU:25313
LORD ELEPHANT- COSMIC AWAKENING (acid space rock)-Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Cosmic Awakening' is the first offering ever released by Lord Elephant in its lifetime. Rather than concentrate themselves on other outputs, they wanted to celebrate the long road made together as musician and human beings, that made as background in the progressive construction of this album, with a proper debut album, long in its creation as the band itself. Through the episodes of this journey, the trio experienced different moods and sounds on the path, sealing through the dreamy waves of space and acid rock towards the perilous reef of heavy blues, stoner and sludge metal, finding strength and inspiration in the solid cohesion that bound the three of them. Steady rooted in the metal, rock and blues tradition, 'Cosmic Awakening' tries to find a personal manner to melt heavy music and psychedelia, shadows and lights, with a focused starting point, but going to nowhere defined... CD $18 SKU:25405
BEATRICE-TOPIS ROK '79 (70s Polish boogie punk)Label:KEPT ALIVE Punkish, boogie-ish, ironical rock - played by a Hungarian rock band, led by Nagy Feró, singer and lyricwriter. Beatrice caused a huge scandal in Communist Hungary during their 1978-1981 period, which ended with the ban of the band totally! Here's their complete 10 track studio session from the year 1979. It comes in its original stereo version, which remained unreleased to this day. Limited to 500 copies. LP $34 SKU:25404
LUCID GRAVE-COSMIC MOUNTAIN (heavy psych rock 70s style) YELLOW Label:ELECTRIC VALLEY Lucid Grave is a dark heavy psychedelic rock band with stoner-doomy tendencies from Copenhagen, Denmark. Their haunting inspiration emerges from the '70s heavy rock from like Black Sabbath/Coven/Hawkwind, and to the '80s punk scene like Black Flag/The Nuns. They been described as a tribute to the howling occult cinema from the '80s. In 2021 they released a single called 'Surfer Bat,' a bloody upbeat '70s heavy rock inspired song. They went back to the studio in early 2022 to record their first full length album 'Cosmic Mountain.' The album is a journey through your favorite drugs of life, the highs and the lows, being chased through the desert and fighting a haze of demons. Comes on opaque yellow viny LP $29 SKU:25394
NEW BRUTARIANS -HYSTERIA (77 glam punk and glitter rock.)Label:ALIEN SNATCH! Seventies pop-art proto punk debut album by the New Brutarians, which is veteran Adam Turkel on guitar and vocals and Christina Wright on drums and vocals. 'Hysteria' is an album full for rockers and rollers, some songs are lofi-acoustic gems, '77 glam punk and glitter rock. LP $24 SKU:25402
WHYS-A DAY ON MERCURY (Japanese surf)-Label:SURF COOKIE Finally! This is the album from the Japanese instrumental surf ladies The Whys. Produced by Chris Jack from the Routes. LP $28 SKU:25401
GOLDEN GRASS/- 4 WAY SPLIT-4-Way Split Vol. 2 (HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS. -Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS (ITALY) KILLER BOOGIE/WILD EYES/BANQUET After spacing out fiercely on the first volume of the Heavy Psych Sounds 4-Way Split, it's time to hit the ground running! The HPS 4-Way Split Vol. 2 brings funked-out '70s boogie down the highway with heavy hitters Wild Eyes, recent HPS-signees Banquet, Brooklyn sunshine rockers The Golden Grassand fuzz traditionalists Killer Boogie. All four bands bring a fresh sound to classic heavy rock, and after uniting Naam, White Hills, Black Rainbows and The Flying Eyes to highlight trippy psychedelic groove, HPS 4-Way Split Vol. 2 gives an earthier take while continuing to feature some of the underground's best up and coming acts! COMP CD $12 SKU:17749
YUM YUMS -FOR THOSE ABOUT TO POP! (power pop) Label:SCREAMING APPLE The Yum Yums' fifth full-length is called 'For Those About To Pop!' and it's stacked with catchy hi-energy, guitar-driven power-pop songs, complete with multi-layered harmonies. These Norwegians know exactly how to put together the essential ingredients of the music of The Ramones, Plimsouls and Ohio Express. LP $21 SKU:23554
RAINBIRD-MAIDEN FLIGHT (1970 obscure prog CD only)-Label:SEELIE COURT LTD ED OF 300 Obscure prog from 1970. Complex and mysterious music with flutes and mystical lyrics, meandering melodies, like the most introverted moments from the Moody Blues classic 'Threshold Of A Dream' era. The original issue came with the wrong cover, here the original Rainbird picture is restored to the sleeve. CD $19 SKU:24790
FLUX -ST (1973 monsterpiece King Crimson style)Label:SEELIE COURT 380 copy limited edition first pressings in mini card gatefold sleeves, from Glass Masters (not cdrs) Searing art rock monsterpiece dominated by a relentlessly coruscating lead guitar sonic attack as if played by a demonically possessed John McLaughlin. Flux is ex-Babe Ruth, ex-Motiffe, with lead guitar by John Grimaldi before he joined Argent and worked on their prog masterpiece 'Circus'. This album is taken from a mono mastertape recorded on a BBC Mobile Unit at a live gig in 1973. A shocked Record Mirror journalist witnessed the concert and described it in a published Record Mirror review as 'a new form of music'. Sound quality is great and this is a band in top form playing exactly what they want, in a zone a bit like King Crimson's 'Red', but with insane guitar leads that bludgeon the listener to death. The vocalist later joined Italian prog rockers Flea On The Honey. Play this with a hangover and you will die in screaming agony. One very short track, and four very long ones. The gig ended with an IRA bomb scare. Yes really. CD $19 SKU:24804
TEAM DOKUS -St- LTd ed of 300 - 70s Heavy psych/Merseybeat????Label:SEELIE COURT 380 copy limited edition first pressings in mini card gatefold sleeves, from Glass Masters (not cdrs)Searing heavy psych/prog infused Chaos Lords cunningly using arcane '60s Merseybeat rhythms fused with gigantic heaviness and awash with fuzzed guitar and some of the darkest satanic lyrics from the era. Team Dokus has been previously mangled by crusty compilations such as 'The Psychedelic Salvage Company'. This is the first authorised edition with the band's involvement, the band also coloured an original photo for the cover art of the cd. Includes all tracks in correct order, correctly titled, with the full restored track lengths as well as 5 bonus tracks from the same period, including doom psych tracks such as the uplifting 'My Name Is Death'. CD $20 SKU:24934
FAR OUT- NIHONJIN (WHITE) (Rare 1973 gem)Label:EVERLAND Repress. Some albums are certainly a kind of holy grail for music lovers and collectors of a certain genre, style and era. Far Out with their eponymous debut and unfortunately also farewell album from 1973 have created such a sacred gem. Original copies in good condition change hands for up to $2000 and there are certainly a few not so official reprints on vinyl and CD out on the market which do not even come close to do justice to the greatness of the old original black gold. But here we go with the first ever official vinyl reissue taken directly from the original mastertapes supplied by Nippon Columbia. Everland Music did a brilliant job as usual with their reissues. The cover art with a white glove hanging on a washing line to dry comes on an awesome heavy gatefold sleeve. Including 2 inserts with live photos from back in the day when the band was going wild on stage. This is the real thing for those who still miss the melodies and atmosphere of the late '60s and very early '70s when people had a dream of a peaceful world and who enjoy early German cosmic kraut rock like Amon Düül II, Organisation (later to become Kraftwerk), the debut album by Tangerine Dream and more obscure stuff but also international bands like Pink Floyd, Gong, Twink and Hawkwind just as an East Asian version. A real gem and finally available with the real sound and package again. LP $26 SKU:25093
ROUTES - TWANG MACHINE (Underground Japanese garage oddity)Label:TOPSY-TURVY Formed in 2006, The Routes are undoubtedly one of the most prolific underground garage bands in Japan of the last decade. They have not been showing any signs of slowing down and they present the album 'Twang Machine' after releasing three albums in one year. 'Twang Machine' contains ten tracks of classic Kraftwerk songs arranged into mid-sixties instrumental rock'n'roll/surf guitar bangers. LP $25 SKU:25227
MALACARA,TONY - ST (So Cal dreamy psych) Label:GREEN COOKIE Tony Malacara is a Mexican/American musician based in southern California, who has shared the stage with Ronnie Spector and Roky Erickson. Malacara's first solo album is psychedelic and dreamy with sinister undertones. Tony recorded the songs, beside playing guitar performing on bass, piano, organ and mellotron. The album features Shane Graham (Dream Phases) on drums and percussions. LP $22 SKU:25234
BLASTING ROD-OF WILD HAZEL Ltd to 100 copies! Japanese psych- Label:LOW AND SLOW DISC Japanese edition, limited to 100 copies only! Fuzzed out psychedelic atmospheres and hard rock grooves from Japan. Driving polyrhythmic mantra, album mix. Fuzzy grooves to tap your toes and keep the foot down. A chill-out mantra. A sprawling space drift full of mixed metaphors. An introspective drive into the distance. The album mix of an esoteric Curtis-Mayfield-like psychedelic space out. A supernatural blues where a deal with the devil doesn't quite go as planned. A little studio jam. CD $19 SKU:25237
SEX PISTOLS - SPUNK: THE DEMOS 1976-1977-Label:RADIATION In the history of punk, the Sex Pistols reign supreme; the anarchic quartet changed the history of popular culture forever with their caustic rupture of rock, a mixture of shock and awe that gave two fingers to the establishment, kick-starting a musical revolution. Recorded a few months before their 'Never Mind The Bollocks' debut, 'Spunk' is a revelation, raw demos cut in late 76 and early 77 by producer Dave Goodman, with Glen Matlock's bass far more melodic than what Sid Vicious cut on 'Bollocks'; this edition has bonus demos of 'Anarchy' and 'Pretty Vacant' cut at Denmark Street, as well as an unedited 'No Fun.' Absolutely crucial! LP $26 SKU:25290
TRYP - MY BRAIN COLLAPSED!! Label:TRADING PLACES The roots of 80s English psychedelic freak band The Tryp lie in a hoax perpetuated by Steve Lines’ indie mag Mardenbeat, based in the town of Calne in the Marden Delta, which reviewed a gig by a non-existent band; former JP Sunshine main man Rod Goodway and partner Christine Cotter then gave flesh to the beast with Lines and Paul Ricketts of Unhinged mag, cutting My Brain Collapsed! as an exploration of mushroom-fuelled mental instability. First issued on cassette label Marden tapes and later by Acid Tapes (just as Lines took over from Alan Duffy), this edition is the first on vinyl. LP $26 SKU:25294
FOX MEDICINE -GREETINGS FROM MARS SAALE! (bubble gum glitter fuzz -Label:FORBIDDEN PLACE Born of dark matter, this two piece noise unit combines noise, metal and classic rock, with a nod to experimental bubble gum pop. Featuring Neezy Dynamite's sultry (sometimes bratty) vocals and fuzzy, doom laden guitar with Vanny Keeps on primal drums and synth. For fans of Boris, classic metal, Daisy Chainsaw, PJ Harvey, Melvins, Arteaga, Luciferica, T.Rex and doom rock. CD $10 SKU:19665
FREE DESIGN -Stars/Time/Bubbles/Love (1970 soft psych with a dose of funk! )Label:LITA Originally released in 1970 on Enoch Light’s Project 3 label, Stars/Time/Bubbles/Love served as The Free Design’s turning point: mixing the group’s timeless elements of soft-psych with a dose of funk! In the words of Free Design historian Robbie Baldock, “Stars is where The Free Design gets funky”! As an added bonus, the CD version includes the previously unreleased track “To A Black Boy”, an undiscovered studio gem from circa 1970 and composed by Chris Dedrick. Plus, the 1970 single version of “Butterflies Are Free”. CD $10 SKU:24188
GARRIE,NICK -49 ARLINGTON GARDENS (cult 70s folk psych)SAALE Label: ELEFANT British musician Nick Garrie is best known for his 1968 psych-folk cult LP 'The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas'. His album '49 Arlington Gardens', here presented on CD, was recorded in 2009, with contributions from members of Teenage Fanclub and BMX Bandits. CD $10 SKU:19851
GIOBIA -Magnifier (Italian psych sensations)Label:SULATRON The fourth album (the second on Sulatron) by Giöbia, the psychedelic sensation from Milano, Italy! The band plays intense neo-psychedelic-rock, strongly inspired by the sound of the late sixties. Next to guitars, bass, drums and organ the band uses sitar, bouzuki, vintage keyboards and effects to create a colourful and swirling sound. 'Magnifier' sucks you into a lysergic vortex of exotic mantras and Sabbathian rituals. The sound of this album is heavier and darker than the past records, but always unique. Cover art by Laura Giardino. CD $15 SKU:24613
GIUDA-RACy ROLLER 70s glam rock)SAALE!Label:BURNING HEART Their mix of anthemic '70s glam pop hooks and the punchy delivery of early UK punk, has stunned listeners all across the globe.Working from the same glammy three-chord blueprint as groups like Slade, T.Rex, Faces, Status Quo, and The Sweet, Giuda take you back to a monumental bygone era of '70s rock'n'roll, specifically the pre-punk, glitter days when music was all about monstrous riffs, boisterous attitudes, high energy experimentation and fun CD $10 SKU:23310
GNIDROLOG- LIVE 1972 ( 70s Brit prog) -Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES A remastered new edition release of this superb UK progressive-rock band's live performance captured in Birmingham 1972. Contains rare, extended bonus track 'Sixpence For A Handstand' which is a non-LP track. Gnidrolog were one of the most respected prog-rock bands of the early 70s alongside Gentle Giant, King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator. Excellent soundboard recording. CD $12 SKU:24880
HANDS -Caviar Bobsled (70s style prog) -Label:SHROOMANGEL "Hands was originally active back in the '70s, but time and circumstances didn't see them acquire a great deal of success back then. They reformed in 2001 however, and have been a going entity ever since. "Caviar Bobsled" is their most recent studio album, released in 2015 via the US label ShroomAngel Records. The music is deceivingly and subtly complex though, so it really needs a few spins before it will settle with you.” —Windhawk, ProgArchives. "For those who have followed the band, their blend of Gentle Giant, Kansas, Camel, and Happy the Man styled prog remains intact, and there's some truly fabulous material here on Caviar Bobsled. There have been a lot of great prog albums released in 2015, and Caviar Bobsled is certainly one of them. Holding back a bit on the bombast, this latest Hands offering combines intricate prog with lush folk and a touch of jazz-fusion for a sound that instantly tickles the senses and keeps you coming back for more. A truly gorgeous album that I can't recommend highly enough!” —Seaoftranquillity.org
CD $10 SKU:24721
HAZLEWOOD, LEE -Something Special-Label:LITA The three years spent on MGM Records between 1966 and 1968 were golden ones for Lee Hazlewood. He spent them working with his muse, Suzi Jane Hokom, writing a still-unreleased book, The Quiet Revenge of Elmo Furback, competing with Phil Spector from their respective studios, and coming up with the formula for the "boy/girl” songs for which he’d become famous. In fact, the unflattering portrait on the cover of Something Special did little to hint at how hip this late-flowering talent (he was in his late 30s when “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” made him a star songwriter) had become.
The common strand on the MGM trilogy is one of the unexpected happening. They were an ill fit for a major label–experimental, difficult to pigeonhole, and unpredictable. Those descriptors apply nowhere more aptly than Something Special. Where 1966’s The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood and 1967’s Lee Hazlewoodism: Its Cause And Cure had employed an arranger, Billy Strange, and a full orchestra, Something Special stripped things back and brought in a flavor of jazz and blues, complete with gravelly-voiced scatting courtesy of collaborator Don Randi. This sat alongside tracks like “Little War” and “Hands,” the kind of late night, acoustic balladeering Hazlewood would later seize for his career-highlight LP, Requiem For An Almost Lady. The sound was that of a stripped-down nightclub jazz/blues/folk combo, fully rejecting the psychedelic music going on all over the world.
The album made clear that forging a career as a serious star was not at the top of Hazlewood’s agenda, and at the third opportunity, he’d let the listener in on the joke. Tellingly, Hokom recalls Hazlewood saying the MGM albums were his “expensive demos. I’m sure that MGM thought that they would be successful.” Little chance of that with Something Special –it was originally released only in Germany. The same year, Hazlewood founded the LHI imprint, and began building his own empire, one we’ve been lovingly archiving for the past few years. We now present this missing link in the story, three albums that generated some of Hazlewood’s best–and most varied–work.
CD $10 SKU:24181
BIG BOY PETE-THE COSMIC GENIUS OF BIG BOY PETE (mysterious brit psych guitarist)SAALE Label:MONO-TONE Big Boy Pete (real name Pete Miller) was a mysterious British guitarist who in the '60s cut lots of oddball non-hits which have amassed quite a reputation among psychedelic collectors. Now available on vinyl is a superb compilation of his recordings. One side features his best '60s stuff and the other side offers seven unreleased gems from the '70s, with styles ranging from wild and fuzzy garage to psych-pop and even freaky country-rock! LP $25 SKU:24636
BONGZILLA/ TONS DOOM SESSIONS, VOL. 4 WHITE/BLUE/RED) Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS A split album between the Wisconsin legendary Cannabeasts Bongzilla and the Italian heavy sludge weedriffers Tons. All the tracks are never released before. An impressive heavy doom and sludge, high trip!!! Awesome artwork by the mighty Branca Studio. Limited to 150 copies on white/blue/red vinyl. LP $25 SKU:24679