Posted on 12th Jun 2020
This weekend we have the new SHINDIG and some more NEW limited imports. Plus a big batch of previously sold out imports. Dig in!
Don't forget that the mail is completely wonky, things aren’t scanning, and sometimes it’s taking one week to Europe, sometimes two months, so be prepared, these are COVID times and nothing is normal. But they are arriving, that’s the good news.
Thanks for all guys, hope you are all well and safe.
THANKS for your support on the new BOBBY LEES ALBUM, it’s getting great reviews, and the BOMP /ALIVE masks are flying outta here too. Much appreciated. With the stores out of the pictures, ours bands are relying on mailorder for their sales, thanks for doing your part for rock and roll!
REVIEW FOR BOBBY LEES:
GUTTERMILK : Storming to the scene with a howling sense of rebellion and nonconformity, the band’s full-fledged garage-punk sound in this song is deftly executed with raw and raucous energy. – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
Getting some good press for DATURA4 too, if you don't already have it, GET IT!
West Coast Highway Cosmic has everything I love. If you were lucky enough to grow up in the 60s and 70s, you know that the music coming out at that time had a certain vibe. We’re not talking about the bubble-gum pop that was prevalent on the AM stations of the day. This is that blues based, uber-overdriven, gritty sound that blasted on many a stereo. Australian rockers Datura4 have captured not just the sound, but that whole atmospheric ambience on their latest release, West Coast Highway Cosmic. – AMERICAN BLUES SCENE
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SHINDIG!-#104 JUDEE SILL COVER
(OR GET OUR SHINDIG BUNDLE -Pick any 3 issues for $30 SKU: 19985- just send your choices with your order)
Judee Sill - Crime, redemption and heavenly music; Tim Buckley - Goodbye California, Hello BBC; Amon Duul II; Vapors; Greg Prevost; Sonic Boom; Association; 1970 Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz festival and more! BOOKS & MAGS $11 SKU:23257
AIRBUS -TEST FLIGHT (70s Brit pop)Label:WOODEN HILL West Coast Consortium spinoff Airbus never played live or even released a record during their 1970-1972 lifespan, instead spending their entire subterranean existence holed up in their self-owned Whitechapel studio, writing and performing innumerable high quality demos and then attempting to place those songs with major label acts. But, more by accident than design, they came to leave behind THE Great Lost Early 70s British Pop Album - a jaw-dropping collision of superb songs, dazzling vocal harmonies, intelligent lyrics and hook-laden melodies that occupy the same studio pop territory as the first two 10cc albums and even Paul McCartneys Ram. Here, then, is the strange, previously untold story of a band that didnt leave so much as a footprint in the musical sands, but recorded a greater number of three-minute pop nuggets than almost all of their contemporaries CD $17 SKU:23154
BLACK RAINBOWS -COSMIC RITUAL SUPERTRIP (70s style psych-fuzz trio)-Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS 'Cosmic Ritual Supertrip' has a monolithic force; guitars, drums and bass are all glued together to give the listener a punch in the face! This album gets its magic power from mixing together a '70s attitude with a doom-occult and stoner rock sound in a masterful way. The CD version includes 2 bonus tracks. CD $14 SKU:23136
CHIMERA - ST (legendary masterpiece of late 60's UK ACID-FOLK)Label:WOODEN HILL First ever release of this legendary masterpiece of late 60's UK ACID-FOLK rock psychedelia, recorded for the cult Morgan Blue Town label and produced by Pink Floyd's Nick Mason who, together with Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright, also makes a appearance on the album. Also featuring SMOKE guitarist Mal Luker, ORANGE BICYCLE leader Will Malone and future Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rob Weston. This CD adds 8 previously unheard pre-album demos and comes with a 12 booklet with the band's full story. CD $17 SKU:23155
COMPLEX- The Way We Feel (70s Uk PSYCHEDELIC pop private press )-Label:WOODEN HILL First ever Cd reissue of legendary Uk PSYCHEDELIC pop private pressing initially issued by the band in 1970 in total quantity of 99 copies. Great songs, bursts of FUZZ guitar and dominant Doors/Strawberry Alarm Clock-style organ. Original sleeve design together with extensive linernotes and photos. CD $17 SKU:23247
FOREVER AMBER - THE LOVE CYCLE (1968 UK pop-psych band)Label:WOODEN HILL One of the rarest albums (copies are currently valued around 1500) to escape from the British psychedelic era, THE LOVE CYCLE was recorded at a local demo studio in the summer of 1968 by Cambridge pop-psych band Forever Amber. Only previously available on bootleg, it now receives its first-ever legitimate reissue with the full participation of band members and the songwriting genius behind it, the mysterious John M. Hudson. With fully restored sound and a 16-page booklet that includes the original artwork, comprehensive liner notes, band quotes and previously unpublished photos, this is the definitive issue of one of the greatest, most elusive albums of the British psychedelic era, akin to a garage band version of the Zombies masterpiece Odessey And Oracle CD $25 SKU:23252
GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENTS -UNDERSTANDING (60s freakbeat style) Label:SOUNDFLAT Another freakbeat-Hammond-mod-masterpiece from The Gentlemen's Agreements! If you dig a wild '60s freakbeat/mod sound with a groovy organ, this band is for you! CD $17 SKU:23157
GIMMIES -Roll Up (STOOGES/MC5 style garage)Label:OFF THE HIP THE GIMMIES are rock action personified with screaming guitars that tap into the Detroit tradition of the Stooges & MC5 and matched by a cockiness that would put The Pretty Things to shame. Combined with their love of Australian garage rock and their English-as-a-second-language-lyrics, they twist rock music into shrapnel only matched by their Japanese brethren Guitar Wolf, Teengenerate and the King Brothers CD $10 SKU:23253
INSTANT FLIGHT-AROUND THE GATES OF MORNING (UK pop/rock/psych)Label:ROCK'N'RAVE INSTANT FLIGHT is one of todays greatest pop/rock/psychedelic bands in the U.K. Its not surprising they've also been picked by Legendary Arthur Brown as his backing band from time to time, whom is featured on 2 tracks on Instant Flight's first album 'Colours And Lights', recorded by Gary Ramon (Sun Dial). The band is influenced by the Doors, Pink Floyd and Jefferson Airplane. However, there is absolutely no copycat re-hashing of old songs. This band strongly stands alone in a fabulous and wondrous sound of their own, that is timeless, catchy and powerful! 'Around The Gates Of Morning' is the latest release by Instant Flight. The song-writing is of the highest quality, with impressive and majestic lyrics and excellent music arrangement. It has been difficult to sort the songs on 'Around The Gates Of Morning' because every track on the CD is equally... GREAT!!!! CD $12 SKU:23201
RF7- Satan Versus The Working Man (legendary L.A punk Hcore) LAST FEW! Label:ALIVE Legendary punk . OC hardcore by one of the late 70s, early 80s bands who invented the style. Early 90s recording with the original line-up CD $15 SKU:23243
CONSTANTINE-In Memory Of A Summer Day (70s psych folk DOnovan style) -Label:GUERSSEN Housed in a whimsical storybook-illustrated gatefold sleeve (artwork by Stephen Titra of O.W.L), and includes twelve lyric insert pages. Recommended for fans of Mark Fry, Shide & Acorn, Trader Horne and Donovan. LP $24 SKU:23140
FOX- For Fox Sake (1970 UK PSYCH ZOMBIES STYLE)- Label:SOMMER Originally released in 1970 but sounding more akin to ‘67-68, “For Fox Sake” is a superb example of UK psych, highly recommended if you’re into APPLE, KOOBAS, ZOMBIES, OCTOPUS, SKIP BIFFERTY, SPENCER DAVIS GROUP, RUBBLES. First ever vinyl reissue with original UK artwork. Remastered sound and insert with photos / memorabilia plus liner notes by band member Steve Brayne. Formed in Brighton in 1968 with roots to the mod-soul scene, The Fox consisted of Steve (Stephen) Brayne on lead guitar & vocals, Winston Weatherill (ex-Gary Farr & The T-Bones) on lead guitar & sitar, Alex Lane on keyboards & vocals, Tim Reeves on drums and Dave Windross on bass. During their brief existence they supported The Herd and opened for David Bowie. Their sound was loud and righteous with great vocal harmonies, tight rhythm section and wonderful keyboard /guitar solos. After getting signed to a London management, they recorded their only LP in one session and they had it released in the UK on the Fontana label and on the USA on Crewe, featuring a different cover. Sadly, the band broke up following year and since the inclusion of “Butterfly” in one of the Rubbles comps several decades later, they've become a cult group among psych collectors LP $25 SKU:22891
IRISH COFFEE-ST(1971 Vintage hard rock Deep Purple style) - DINGED Label:GUERSSEN Very small ding, my picky distributor gave me a great deal! Here’s the first ever authorized vinyl reissue of this classic. Excellent vintage hard-rock made in Belgium in 1971 and originally released in the Triangle label. Their sound was clearly influenced by Deep Purple or even Uriah Heep, with killer guitar all over and good use of organ. This has been considered as a key album in the hard-rock field since the early days of collecting, with originals fetching some big money! High-quality reissue in 180g vinyl, nice carton with original artwork, and an insert with liners and photos LP $19 SKU:22827
PROTEX - Tightrope (70s punk holy grail) Label:BACHELOR 2017 album by this band formed in Belfast in 1978. Protex were early pioneers of the Belfast punk movement. LP $25 SKU:23275
STONED CIRCUS REVISITED (1968 US garage-psych-rock W POSTER). GOLD VINYL Label: WORLD IN SOUND This is a great piece of US garage-psych-rock history. Stoned Circus started in 1968 in Kansas City and soon became one of the hottest local acts and they even opened a stadium show for the Rolling Stones. The fresh powerful sound, with catchy male/female lead vocals, a magic B3 hammond and stunning heavy guitars, reflects a catchy Jefferson Airplane atmosphere. Rockadelic Records located the mastertapes in the archives of Cavern Studios, Kansas and released them in 1994 for the first time as limited LP edition. The music was originally recorded in 1970 and is properly remastered; includes a poster, bio and rare photos. Limited edition of 100 copies on gold-coloured vinyl. LP $28 SKU:23215
BLACK SPACE RIDERS -AMORETUM, VOL. 1(heavy space psych) Label:BLACK SPACE Fifth album by the new wave of heavy psychedelic spacerock band Black Space Riders from Germany. This album is interspersed with a flowing groove throughout and an ever-present atmosphere that embraces the listener. Heavy, sometimes proggy, often psychedelic, always engaging and almost catchy and danceable, 'Amoretum Vol. 1' takes us by the hand, shows us the dark side, and then wants to give us the hope back that we so often painfully miss. CD $17 SKU:23034
BLACK SPACE RIDERS -BEYOND REFUGEEUM EP (heavy space psych) )-Label:BLACK SPACE he members of Black Space Riders deliberately kept behind four songs, all original recordings, from the 'Refugeeum' sessions in order to release them separately. As the cover artwork already suggests, this EP is "different" to the songs on 'Refugeeum', unlike what you might expect from this band. CD $10 SKU:23035
CHEEPSKATES- Confessional (60s style power pop) -Label:MUSIC MANIAC 6th lbum showing singer-songwriter-guitarist Shaun Faubert at his best ad at his melodic CD $5 SKU:16181
DEAR MR. TIME - GRANDFATHER (1971 Moody Blues/King Crimson style) Label:WOODEN HILL First-ever official reissue of Essex-based band Dear Mr. Time's highly-regarded and much sought-after psych/prog concept album Grandfather. Heavily influenced by the Moody Blues and early King Crimson, Grandfather was recorded in mid-1970 and issued by the tiny Square Records in February 1971, but was only pressed in a total quantity of 1000 copies. This definitive release is taken from the original master tapes, and adds five superb home demos recorded around the same time as the album by guitarist and chief songwriter Chris Baker. It tells the group's story for the first time, and includes many previously unpublished photographs. CD $17 SKU:23039
KLUBS - MIDNIGHT LOVE CYCLE (67-69 lost Brit psych gods) Label:WOODEN HILL Collection of '67-'69 recordings from the band recently described by RECORD COLLECTOR as the great lost British PSYCHEDELIC group of the era. Heavily indebted to TOMORROW and 'S.F. Sorrow'-period PRETTY THINGS. 'Midnight Love Cycle' features material recorded for Decca and EMI, as well as various demos recorded in Liverpool. CD $17 SKU:23041
NORVINS -TIME MACHINE (60s garage-fuzz-punk style-Label:SOUNDFLAT 14 Garagepunk smashers utterly in the style of the Staggers, the Satelliters, the Cynics, the Fuzztones & the Chesterfield kings! But the Norvins aren't second to none of their examples in no way. 12 self composed powerful 60s garagepunk anthems, which all of them pumpingly but rhythmically go ahead. The choice of the two cover versions "Abba" by the Paragons and "Nothin" by the Ugly Ducklings completes the album and certifies, that the Norvins know, how 60s garage-fuzz-punk is about to be written and performed as well CD $16 SKU:21626
SEOMPI-Guns in the Skies(the Black Sabbath of Texas, psych rock) Label:CICADELIC RECORDS (USA) “While releasing only three singles in the early 1970's, Seompi's mystique has continued to grow through the ensuing decades. Three posthumous releases issued in the late 1990's only added to Seompi's aura—even though two were off speed and the third has been long out of print. This was the status quo for the past couple of decades until now with the release of "Guns In The Skies". Starting off with the hard rocker "AWOL" and then spacing out with the fourteen minute unreleased opus titled "Synergy Squares", Seompi takes you on a trip back to 1971 when Austin, Texas was the stomping ground for their brand of Psychedelic Space Rock. CD $10 SKU:20309
SHEPHERD, ALFIE-THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Magnificent, previously unreleased English psych pop concept 1969)Label:WOODEN HILL Re-mastered from the original mastertapes Features ten bonus cuts, also previously unreleased, that were recorded around the same time In 1969, Angel Pavement linchpin Alfie Shepherd took time out from the groups hectic schedule to demo a concept album that hed written around his favourite childhood story, Kenneth Grahames The Wind In The Willows. Sadly Angel Pavement broke up before theyd had a chance to record the work, which was duly left to gather dust. Forty years later, Alfies homemade recording of the proposed album finally gains a long-overdue release. Taken from the original mastertapes, and bolstered by a clutch of similarly unissued home demos from the same timeframe, The Wind In The Willows is now revealed as one of the great lost projects of the late 1960s, a thrilling psychedelic pop song-suite bursting with melodic invention, ambitious vocal arrangements and the boundless spirit of adventure that characterised the era. In other words: _ Magnificent, previously unreleased English psychedelic pop concept album from 1969, based on the classic childrens story The Wind In The Willows, which also inspired Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd _ Written and recorded by Alfie Shepherd, leader of highly regarded baroque pop act Angel Pavement _ CD $17 SKU:23044
SORROWS - OLD SONGS NEW SONGS (1966 British freakbeat/garage R&B giants rarity) DBL Label:WOODEN HILL British freakbeat/garage R&B giants the Sorrows relocated to Italy in 1966, recording the album Old Songs New Songs a couple of years later for a small independent label based in Milan. Now extremely rare as an original pressing. This new, band-approved reissue features the fully restored album in sparkling sound quality and adds an extra 100 minutes of music, nearly all of which is previously unreleased. Among the highlights are the magnificent heavy psychedelia of the bands aborted early 1968 Pye single Which Way/My Way Of Thinking, the theme song to the cult Italian spy caper Ypotron, a couple of movie collaborations with soundtrack maestro Ennio Morricone, and even an entire late 1968 demo album that, following the departure of two group members, was eventually scrapped and replaced by Old Songs New Songs! Completed by a previously unheard live gig from 1980 that proved the Sorrows savage garage band instincts were fully intact a decade later, this package features new, extremely detailed sleevenotes concerning their time in Italy, with fresh band quotes and some superb, previously unpublished photos. Forget what you may have read and heard elsewhere, this incredible 2CD package is the final word on the bands lengthy but previously little-documented Italian sojourn! CD $19 SKU:10207
TERRY & THE PIRATES- Comanche Boots (70s San Francisco Quicksilver Messenger Service )-Label:ACADIA Twenty nine years after the release of the original Too Close For Comfort comes the third issue of this priceless and timeless music from San Francisco's own Terry & The Pirates.” Another view: “Probably only remembered today as one of the many bands graced by the guitarwork of John Cipollina following his departure from Quicksilver Messenger Service, and as a footnote in the career of Nicky Hopkins, Terry and the Pirates deserve much greater recognition. Although Cipollina’s feral guitar is undoubtedly essential to their charms, the work of Terry Dolan himself should not be underestimated. His voice is an acquired taste, a strange mixture of David Crosby and Captain Beefheart, but as such, it’s impressively distinctive. Meanwhile, his songwriting mines that same rich vein of American folk which yielded ‘Pride Of Man’ (so memorably covered by Quicksilver). The best songs on this collection of various live and studio recordings are certainly Dolan’s own. Whilst a version of Jackie Wilson’s ‘Higher & Higher’ might be entertainingly audacious, covers of ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘Don’t Do It’ aren’t going to make anybody forget those by The Band, despite some impressive sparring between Cipollina and second guitarist Greg Douglass on the latter. In this context, tracks like ‘Inside and Out’ and ‘Inlaws and Outlaws’ distinguish themselves as fine examples of original Californian rock n’ roll. Even if none of this is especially ground-breaking or epoch-defining music, it’s played with spirit and any fans of West Coast music who might have easily overlooked it should be sure to rectify their mistake. CD $10 SKU:18999
TRUTH AND JANEY-Topeka Jam ( 70s midwest power trio Psych ) -Label:ROCKADROME RECORDS (USA) Excavated from the archives of a long-time roadie and brought back from the brink of disintegration comes this collection of live recordings made over several nights in Topeka, Kansas circa 1974. The celebrated Iowa hard rock trio is captured here in raw form doing what they did best, stretching out into extended jam sessions featuring heavy guitar action from Billylee Janey, booming fuzz bass from Steve Bock, and Denis Bunce locked in the zone behind his drum kit. "Midnight Horsemen," originally released as a 3-minute single in 1972, is featured here as a 22-minute jam and is a prime example of vintage Truth and Janey. Also included are several previously unreleased songs which have not been heard in over 40 years, 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." Digipak. CD $14 SKU:22586
WEST COAST CONSORTIUM -Mr Umbrella Man A Collection of Demos 1967-1969 (Brit psych pop) Label:WOODEN HILL West Coast Consortium's late 1960s 45s were sophisticated, lavishly-orchestrated close harmony pop affairs. At heart, though, they were a garage psychedelic pop band, as can be heard on 'Mr. Umbrella Man', which assembles the pick of the four demo albums they made between 1967 and 1969. Now heard for the first time, this astonishing cache of recordings reveals that, left to their own devices, West Coast Consortium ditched the brass and strings arrangements of their singles in favour of Mellotrons, fuzz guitars, Vox Continental organs and wah-wah pedals, while hitherto unreleased nuggets like 'Santa Monica Bay', 'Aimie (Sing Your Song For Me)' and the woozy 'Mr. Umbrella Man' show a parallel debt to the lo-fi, DIY approach of the Beach Boys circa 'Smiley Smile' and 'Friends'. Highly regarded late '60s English psych-pop band who have featured on such compilations as 'Real Life Permanent Dreams', 'Ripples', 'Psychedelic Schlemiels', 'Paisley Pop', 'Psychedelic Pstones', 'We Can Fly', 'Tea & Symphony' and 'Justafixation' 21 of the 27 tracks, all recorded between 1967-69, are previously unreleased in ANY format. Comes with fully re-mastered sound, a lavishly illustrated booklet and extensive notes by band leader Geoff Simpson. CD $17 SKU:23048
ARTIFICIAL FACES - VA(rare 60s psych and 70s ) Label:CRAZY APPLE BOUTIQUE First was Neurotic Reactions, then Some Songs Stuck In My Mind and now it's Artificial Faces! One of the most exciting and higher quality compilation labels is back with another eclectic comp featuring 16 underground dancefloor tracks from the late '60s/early '70s. Groovy psychedelia, freakbeat, garage, hard funky-rock grooves. You can expect the usual dose of fuzz guitars, Hammond organs, drum breaks and psychedelic effects! Including bands and artists from USA, South America, France, Spain. Listen to the crazy electro-psych sounds from Erasmo Carlos, Elevators influenced garage-psych by The Hobbits, female garage by Sonia and Enchanted Forest, Spanish soul-freakbeat by Nino Bravo, John Wonderling with the original pop-sike version of 'Midway Down,' later popularized by The Creation, heavy phasing-psych by Giant Crab, Brazilian fuzz-freakbeat by Eduardo Araujo, hard psychedelic grooves by Skins, The Bag and more! Fully remastered sound, great artwork, booklet with detailed liner notes and pictures." COMP CD $12 SKU:21119
ACTION -Rolled GOld(legendary 60s psych)Label:GUERRSON The Action never became stars, but Rolled Gold justifies the legend.” - David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine) •Digitally remastered from the master tapes. •Insert with photos and detailed liner notes by Jason Barnard (Shindig!). •“It's as if Paul Weller time-travelled back to 1967 and wrote the best songs of his career. Every track is a fully realized melodic and lyrical statement.” – Matt Collar (allmusic.com)The legendary 1967-68 recordings by UK mod band THE ACTION, registered when they were in transition from mod-beat to full-blown psychedelia, just prior to becoming MIGHTY BABY. Originally recorded as a set of demos with the intention of obtaining an album deal which inexplicably never materialized, “Rolled Gold” is a collection of brilliant songs, melancholic yet powerful. The Action’s classic line-up of Reg King, Alan ‘Bam’ King, Michael Evans and Roger Powell is augmented with the inclusion of new members Martin Stone on guitar and Ian Whiteman on flute / organ. All of them are playing their hearts out: superb harmonies, great guitar work and clever arrangements which show the influence of bands like The Byrds and the psychedelic sounds that were coming from the West Coast and UK as well as jazz giants like Coltrane. Always the stuff of legend, The “Rolled Gold” tapes were shelved at the time, not released until 1997 when the Dig The Fuzz label discovered them and did a limited LP/CD run. Out of print on vinyl for many years, we present a new vinyl edition. If you dig the psychedelic era of SMALL FACES, PRETTY THINGS, THE WHO, plus THE CREATION, NAZZ, TOMORROW, BLOSSOM TOES, THE END or TRAFFIC…look no further.
Tracklist LP $25 SKU:22829
ARROGANTS - No Time to Wait (Wild Garage psych)Label:DIRTY WATER Top-notch garage-rock from France, with a sound that's pure, minimal, psychedelic and WILD! LP $24 SKU:22996
BRANDED -EVIL GONE WRONG (punk, 60s R&B and stomping, wildgarage)Label:SOUNDFLAT Swedish garage punkers THE BRANDED - and as you could have guessed, this band will once again blow your minds with it! EVIL GONE WRONG is a mixture of punk, 60s R&B and stomping, wild garage. Just like its predecessors (released on DIRTY WATER RECORDS), you will instantly fall in love with this fantastic raw garage-monster! Not least because it has been recorded with analogue equipment and vintage instruments only, to ensure an authentic garage sound. LP $19 SKU:22936
CHARGE - ST (impossible to find private psych 1973-Label:SOMMER First ever legit vinyl reissue of this impossible to find private psychedelic hard-rock album from 1973. Remastered sound, colour insert with rare photos and liner notes by David Wells. Includes digital download coupon. Charge were a British power-trio born from the ashes of local South Coast heavy-blues bands Baby Bertha and Sweet Poison. Comprised of Dave Ellis (guitar), Pete Gibbons (drums) and Ian Mclaughlin (bass), they played heavy rock influenced by Hendrix, Cream, Free, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, etc. In 1973 they cut a demo album at SRT studios of which 99 copies in blank covers were pressed and later distributed between family & friends, with a few of them also shipped to record companies in what proved to be an unsuccessful attempt at earning a recording contract. The music is raw hard-rock with unrestrained guitar, Lemmy-esque vocals and psych / heavy progressive touches. Side B contains the epic anti-war suite “Child Of Nations”. “One of the buried treasures of the early Seventies British psychedelic / progressive underground scene.” – David Wells LP $24 SKU:22081
ELECTRIC FUNERAL-The Wild Performance -Ear-splitting hard-rock / proto-doom-metal from the early 70s!DBLLabel:SOMMER Ear-splitting hard-rock / proto-doom-metal from the early 70s! double LP version; includes download. Ear-splitting hard-rock/proto-doom-metal from the early '70s, Electric Funeral were a pioneering Swiss hard-rock band who sadly never registered any studio recordings at the time. Formed in the late '60s by Edi Hirt (drums), Pierrot Wermeille (bass), Alain Christinaz (guitar), and Dominique Bourquin (vocals), they were influenced by bands like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin. Famous for their loud (they played behind giant stacks of Marshall amps) and powerful shows, their sound was too heavy-sounding for a regular label to offer them a contract. The Wild Performance is made of private live and rehearsal tapes recorded in 1970 -- very raw and lo-fi -- but it's the only testimony of their brutal sound. First released in 1991 as a limited LP, this is an expanded edition with newly remastered sound and four killer bonus tracks, taken from reels and tapes recently found in the band's archives. These tracks were also recorded in 1970 except for "My Destiny", which dates to 1973. The sound is still lo-fi but slightly better than the original tracks, especially on the killer "You Can Help" (proto-punk á la Electric Eels), "My Destiny" and the alternate version of "You Can Help". RIYL: Black Sabbath, Iron Claw, Edgar Broughton Band, Moses, Sainte Anthony's Fyre. Includes insert with rare photos and liner and notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby). LP $32 SKU:20957
ELECTRIC HOLYLAND - ST(60s Jesus fuzz psych) Label:Lysergic Sound Distributors Music known as “Jesus rock” or "Jesus psych,” the synthesis of the Christian philosophy combined with heavy rock or psychedelic music, first saw light of day in the late 1960’s and was immediately pressed on vinyl. Enjoy your fuzz-drenched trip through “Electric Holyland LP $22 SKU:22477
FACTORY- Path Thru the Forest (60s freakbeat legends)Label:GUERRSON Sixties UK freakbeat legends get a new legit re-release of their complete available recordings and Guerssen is the proud new home for them. A real cult freakbeat & psychedelic group, well-known for such all-time classics as "Path through the forest" and "Try a little sunshine", Factory released only a couple of 45s (both of them obscenely rare and paid big$$$ when rarely showing up). Here we get the 4 tracks appearing on these 45s, plus a couple tracks taken from acetates (killer covers of Familys "Second generation woman" and Fairport Conventions "Mr. Lacey"), as well as a new mix of "Path through the forest" that includes the original, different psychedelic effects that were supposed to make it to the original release but were dropped out by the MGM label superviser. Remastered sound (only beware, "Second generation woman" comes from a destroyed acetate!) and with linernotes by Factory's producer Brian Carroll LP $24 SKU:22866
IN TIME - Inside Your Mind (Homespun psych-punk-garage-pop from 1985)- Label:MENTAL EXPERIENCE Over a decade ago, Steve Krakow aka Plastic Crimewave found a cassette by a mysterious 80s band called In Time at a Chicago thrift shop. When he returned home and listened to it, he was amazed: “I had flashes of the TV Personalities (one of my fave "DIY" bands), early "paisley underground" like Three O'Clock (maybe when they were the Salvation Army), wobbly but illuminated 60s folk-garage like Faine Jade, and even first wave UK punk like Subway Sect or yes, thee Pistols. There were even jagged post-punk moves ala the Swell Maps or Scrotum Poles, outrageous phasing, trumpet, and something lacking so deeply in bands today—PERSONALITY”. Obsessed with it, Steve tracked down one of the band members in Pennsylvania and found out that there was more unreleased stuff. So here’s the first ever IN TIME vinyl LP. Including most of the songs from their ultra-rare cassette plus previously unreleased tracks. Like Steve says: “self-depreciating jangle-pop, furious power-chorded decrees, full-tilt psychedelia, experimental texture pieces--and actual tunes that will burrow into one's skull for weeks.” *Insert with liner notes by Steve Krakow (Plastic Crimewave / Galactic Archive)*Includes free digital download card.LP $25 SKU:20633
INDEX - Originals Vol. 2 (1969(the holy grail of psych!) Label:LION In February of 2009, Jim Valice of Index discovered three reels in a cardboard box stuffed in a closet of his parents home in Michigan. These songs from 1969 were on those reels. Fourteen original compositions by Index, seven making their vinyl debut, the other seven released for the first time ever, all transferred from the original tapes! •All tracks are new to vinyl +this is first release in any format for seven out of the fourteen total tracks•Includes a 4-panel color insert, written by Index drummer Jim Valice, detailing the band's rock and roll adventures, replete with rare photos. LP $24 SKU:21137
KILLING FLOOR -Out of Uranus (1970 British acid rock) Label:SOMMER he second and best of the albums released by this British group, originally on Larry Page’s Penny Farthing label in 1970. The impressive opening track ‘Out of Uranus’ kicks off this great album, filled with acid-rock and blues-rock with an aggressive production and in-your-face guitar riffs all over. Also features a couple tracks more into psych-pop, all pretty well executed. Fully licensed, 180g vinyl with mastertape sound quality, original gatefold cover artwork. 500 copies only pressing. LP $24 SKU:20753
LIBERMAN,JEFF -ST (70s heavy psych guitar/west coast/acid rock) -Label:OUT-SIDER (Spain) “This album is full of strong instrumentals and a myriad of guitar styles, all impressively performed” – Aaron Milenski (Acid Archives) Chicago born Jeff Liberman is a guitar player in the best tradition of 70s guitar Gods like Hendrix, Trower, Clapton or Zappa. The perfect mix between virtuosity and feeling with a gift for brilliant songwriting LP $24 SKU:20787
LINDQUIST,FREDDIE -MENU(70s guitar god,The Hendrix of Norway,heavy psych) Label:PAN Repress! Housed in nice gatefold cover. LP reissue of one and only album by Freddy Lindquist, who was once member of the VANGUARDS in 1966, replacing Terje Rypdal. Freddie could be regarded as the 'Hendrix' of Norway, a true guitar-viking!! This album shows why he was called these names. True heavy psychedelia from Norway's leading guitar-prince next to king Terje Rypdal LP $22 SKU:21741
PYRAMID - ST (SPACEY KRAUTROCK)-Label:MENTAL EXPERIENCE •Digital download card. •Insert with liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg, Ultima Thule). •“…from trippy phases with echo guitars and Mellotron onto headfirst plunges into space-rock overdrive territory. In all, an excellent album of spacey Krautrock” – Alan Freeman Thirty-three minutes of pure, unadulterated, psychedelic Krautrock courtesy of PYRAMID: an obscure studio project produced by Toby Robinson aka The Mad Twiddler. These sessions were recorded circa 1975-76 in Cologne for the underground Pyramid label, which was operated by Toby and his friend Robin Page (the Fluxus artist). During that time, Toby worked as engineer and assistant at various studios in Cologne, including the famous Dieter Dierks studios, where most of the albums from the Ohr/Pilz/Cosmic Courier catalogue were registered. Having access to the studios during dead hours, Toby recorded lot of sessions just for fun without any commercial interest, featuring friends and musicians who frequented the studios and the underground art/music scene of Cologne. Some of these sessions were later relesed as hand-made vinyl micro pressings on his Pyramid label with help from artist Robin Page. LP $25 SKU:22833
SAINT ANTHONY'S FYRE-ST(legendary 70s Acid ARchives FAVE!) Label:ZONK , Acid Archives, says this about it: “This legendary private press is rated as one of the ultimate local basement hard rock blowouts by many connoisseurs. Released as early as 1970, the end result has some similarities to MC5 s hallowed Kick out the Jams, but I find this a superior and more powerful album." LP $22 SKU:22710
SPIRAL GALAXY -ST (Spacey Freak folk) Label:LION •Expansive kosmische sounds with sitar and electronics, that travels fwrom devotional soundscapes to motorik beats, freak-folk and beyond. •Guest-starring: Jean-Hervé of the legendary Faust, Kawabata of Acid Mothers Temple, Alisha Sufit of Magic Carpet, and Ryley Walker. •For heads who dig Yatha Sidhra, Emtidi, early Kraftwerk, La Düsseldorf, Popol Vuh, and Sand “GolemTraveling the spaceways as Spiral Galaxy, flautist/painter Sara Gossett and treated guitar/machines manipulator Plastic Crimewave (of Plastic Crimewave Syndicate/Galactic Zoo Dossier magazine) have created devotional sonic voyages and droney soundscapes with the occasional rhythmic pulse to conjure the textural and kosmische vibe of 70s German seekers like Yatha Sidhra, Emtidi, Popul Vuh, Achim Reichel, Sand, and early Kraftwerk. The duo have just completed their first album, expansive tracks they had been performing live on tours in the UK and Italy, plus USA events like Chicago Psych Fest, Milwaukee Psych Fest, Far Out Nashville festival, and The Feed Me Weird Things series in Iowa City.
Treating the studio as an instrument, new layers, instruments and collaborators were added to the heady mix, like special guests Jean-Hervé Péron of legendary avant-German collective Faust (who Spiral Galaxy was lucky enough to open for, and collaborate with on stage); Kawabata Makoto of Japanese communal psychlords Acid Mothers Temple on chants and spoken voice; and Alisha Sufit of UK 70s eastern-folk band Magic Carpet (also chanting her heart out). Also appearing on the album are guitar wunderkind Ryley Walker (playing backwards guitar on this, not easy!), Taralie of Spires that in the Sunset Rise on Terry Riley-ish circular sax, sitar-player Hands of Hydra, Moog-maestro Will MacLean of Protovulcan, and Christian Luke Brady of meditative Virginia cosmonauts Fargon. What results is a dense, hallucinogenic, sonic tapestry of an LP that covers many moods—from divine soundscapes to Krautrock's motorik beats, doomy experimental pieces to dark acid folk, and beyond. LP $22 SKU:23065
WOLFGANG -Eliminate Hate (1970 TEXAS PSY CH)Label:OUT-SIDER Originally recorded in 1970, previously unreleased "After more than 30 years hidden in a dusty storage unit, we present the previously unreleased album from one of the most enigmatic bands from the Texas psychedelic scene. An unusual blend of 60s garage-punk, Texas psychedelia (think 13th Floor Elevators or Golden Dawn), The Seeds, The Misunderstood, late era Velvet Underground, ‘70s era Stones and ‘70s pre-punk swagger. Awesome distorted steel guitar, super snotty vocals and the killer “Wolf” Mike Long (Stone Axe, Josefus) on electric guitar. Wolfgang were a young band from Pasadena, Texas, discovered by legendary Texas mogul C.L. Millburn (Sea Ell Records, The Coachmen, Knights Bridge, etc). Little is known about the band and what exactly happened to them after recording this album. But we do know that they were leaded by the great “Wolf” Mike Long (guitar player who was also part of Stone Axe and a temporary member of Josefus) and they also featured an unusual steel guitar player whose electrified sound recalls Glenn Campbell (The Misunderstood, Juicy Lucy) at his best. In 1970, Wolfgang recorded a set of songs written by Milburn, originally intended as demos to secure a deal with a bigger company. Eight songs were taped using Milburn’s trusty Sony two-track reel-to-reel, the same one he used to record childhood friend Townes Van Zandt in late ’66-’67. The major company deal never came so the tapes were stored at the Sea Ell archives for many years and Wolfgang disappeared in the mist of time. In 1994, three tracks from the Wolfgang sessions appeared on a compilation called “The History Of Texas Garage Bands In The '60s Volume 1: The Sea Ell Label Story”, released by the Collectables label. They were credited to “The Wolves”. Several years later, Michael Greisman from Cicadelic Records discovered the complete Wolfgang recordings while investigating the Sea Ell tape archive and Milburn revealed to him the real history behind the Wolfgang project. The complete recordings have remained unreleased until now. LP $25 SKU:22828