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Great weekend kiddies, we have both Shindig and Ugly Things in the house, along with a nice batch of cheapo cds for you bargain hunters. And a bunch of restocks of previously sold out items.

ALSO just in, more from the great garage/psych label Dionysus, including some real bargain items at $1!

Thanks for all,
Suzy Shaw


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NEW ARRIVALS

SHINDIG!#98 1969- The Party's Over OR GET OUR SHINDIG BUNDLE -Pick any 3 issues for $30 SKU: 19985- just your choices with your order.
Issue #98 features new exclusive interviews with Ruth Copeland, Flying Burritos Bros, Mott The Hoople, Fairport Convention, plus Shindig's Best of 2019, White Noise, Isobel Campbell, The Jay Vons, The Byrds, The Band, Fleur, weird Xmas songs, and much more! BOOKS & MAGS $11 SKU:22095

UGLY THINGS- 52 CHUCK KRALL-Label: Legendary rock photographer Chuck Krall (Creem, Rock Scene, Rolling Stone) opened his archive to Ugly Things including rare and unseen photos from the 1970s (the Ramones, Bo Diddley, Arthur Lee, the Dead Boys, Flamin' Groovies, Link Wray and more), and also shares his remarkable story. There are also feature stories on Florida '60s garage gods We The People, Aussie proto-punk hard rockers Coloured Balls, mercurial blues guitar master Michael Bloomfield, New England '60s teen crazies Rasputin & The Mad Monks, obscure UK new wavers the Kameras, and cult private press psych/hard rock band Seiche. And look for the expansive, mind-bending interviews with Cleveland proto-punk legend Craig Bell (Mirrors, Rocket From The Tombs), eccentric pop genius Brute Force, Wally Bryson (Raspberries), and the late Don Grady (My Three Sons, Yellow Balloon). All this and more, including the eagerly pored over review sections covering the latest reissues and rock-related books. BOOKS & MAGS $11 SKU:21879

AVIATION BLONDES - Edge of Forever (POWERPOP) -Label:GET HIP A short and sweet 7-song debut CD by Pittsburgh’s new Power Pop band! The Aviation Blondes play an energized, tuneful brand of rock ‘n roll full of delicious pop hooks, loud guitars and brazen attitude and mesmerizing female vocals. CD $10 SKU:22086

CHAINS- On TOp of Things (60s garage style)Label:GET HIP While the Chains hew closely to the early garage formula -- that is, more jangly than fuzzed-out and tuned down low, and tweaking it enough to make it their own, they breakaway on occasion, as if to prove they're aware it's 2003, not 1966 CD $10 SKU:21926

CHARGE - ST (impossible to find private psych 1973- DINGED CORNER BARGAIN 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 $22 SKU:22081

COLD WAVES OF COLOR -VA VOL 5 (rare UK Cold Wave 81-85)Label:LION Blinding (not literally — this CD will NOT cause blindness if used properly) fifth volume of cold wave/minimal synth obscurities sourced from hard or impossible-to-find tapes originally issued in the early-mid 80s! Color Tapes again reveal a hitherto unheard slice of British garage cold wave recordings ranging from certifiable dancefloor aces to synth escape pods and integers between. COMP CD $14 SKU:22077

CREATURES OF THE GOLDEN DAWN-AN INCIDENT AT OWL CR EEK (mid-60s garage-rock style) -Label:GET HIP Creatures of the Golden Dawn, have spent the last dozen or so years digesting such mid-60s garage-rock gems as the Seeds, the Elevators, the Watchband and plenty of more obscure garagedom. After albums on Dionysus and Collectables in the í90s the band went to hiatus. This fantastic new album marks their return, more energetic and rocking than ever.This album features a mix of covers (including a tune by the Lyres!), and originals thatíll put a smile on your face! A must for fans of Cynics, Lyres and energetic garage rock. CD $10 SKU:4626

DASZU-Zone of Swans /Lucid Actual + 1/2 Dativa (underground post-punk 79-83)-Label:LION •Excavation of astounding underground post-punk recorded from 1979-1983 •24-page booklet contains the Daszu manifesto, poetics for most tracks, a measure of band history, and Part 1 and 2 of Mark Rudolph's poetry from the Daszu era. •CD edition of 300x copies CD $12 SKU:22079

DASZU-Zone of Swans/Lucid Actual + 1/2 Dativa(underground post-punk 79-83)-Label:LION Unlike earlier Daszu music, Lucid Actual 2000 was digitally constructed and edited from recordings and generated loops for use in live interactive 3D performances: many of them were performed at a Digital Electronics Festival in Montreal in 1999. The introduction of a visual element into the mathematical minimalist world of Daszu composer Mark Rudolph allowed for a more ambient, repetitive, suggestive—and danceable—style. These pieces were composed by Daszu creative mastermind Mark Rudolph via listening to combinatoric loops with an occasional long melody or vocal line spinning over time. Their style is described by Rudolph as 'hypno'—"an attempt to free the mind from its material neighborhood and make possible a better future based on mutual respect and kindness, despite the fact that our home is not here in life." It is life-affirming, energetic music—particularly the *Enticement sequence of 'Butterfly Close to Me,' 'Kanushnaya Sweet,' 'Oo Eh' and its inverse 'Hey Suni'—music for a joyous club life that may or may not exist or have ever existed—or which perhaps may be encouraged into existence by experiencing this music. LP $26 SKU:22093

DONOVANS BRAIN -TINY CRUSTACEAN LIGHT SHOW (Montana Psych-pop)Label:GET HIP The group, which is loosely based out of Bozeman, Montana, includes guitarist Matt Piucci, late of Rain Parade and – of all things – Crazy Horse; guitarist Bobby Sutliff (Tom Stevens (The Long Ryders) on bass. And if that’s not enough college rock/alterna-cred, the group’s lineup features guitarist Deniz Tek (of American/Australian punk heroes Radio Birdman) and drummer Ric Parnell (better known to rock fans as Mick Shrimpton, spontaneously-combusting drummer for Spinal Tap, and also a member for a time in Atomic Rooster). The group is rounded out by names slightly less well known but of equal musical caliber: founder Ron Sanchez (multiple instruments), Scott Sutherland (many instruments as well), and vocalist Kris Wilkinson Hughes. CD $12 SKU:22087

EXPLOSIVOS LOS - ST(Mexico wild garage rock)Label:GET HIP Hailing from gritty Mexico City, Los Explosivos are in the vanguard of the new breed of young bucks carrying the torch of Garage Rock! Wild garage and psych sounds. CD $12 SKU:12116

EXPLOSIVOS, LOS - SONIDOS ROCANROL!!!( Mexico garage rock) -Label:GET HIP SECOND ALBUM BY MEXICO’S #1 GARAGE-PUNK! FEATURING VOCALS BY THE CYNICS’ MICHAEL KASTELIC IN ONE TRACK! ALL ORIGINALS EXCEPT ONE EXCELLENT COVER OF BARCELONA 80s GARAGE POP BAND LOS NEGATIVOS CD $12 SKU:22096

GREEN PAJAMAS - Indian Winter 80s psych pop) Label:GET HIP "A Collection Of Singles And Unreleased Songs Recorded 1985-1996" ABSOLUTELY GREAT PSYCHEDELIC POP ALBUM! CD $12 SKU:22089

HEAD & THE HARES- ST(Roman fuzz-punks mid 60s style W BYRDS cover ) - Label:GET HIP The deluxe reissue of these Roman fuzz-punks’ self-titled debut (c. 1992) features a bonus cover of The Byrds classic "Feel a Whole Lot Better." If you dig mid-60s New England garage-beat/folk-rock like The Optic Nerve, this one’s for you! (1997) CD $10 SKU:22090

HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS-PASSING NOTES(AWESOME BLONDIE-INFL. POP-PUNK )Label:GET HIP Passing Notes, the debut album by New Jersey’s High School Sweethearts, features 16 floor-shaking tracks of Blondie-style punk rock; songs about everything from good clean fun to the most decadent rock ‘n’ roll fueled debauchery. The album boasts a special cameo by Peggy Davison, original lead singer of ’60s Girl Pop sensations The Angels. She’s featured on the Sweethearts’ spirited cover of “Has Anybody Seen My Boyfriend?,” a follow up to the legendary smash hit “My Boyfriend’s Back.” CD $10 SKU:22092

KAK- ST (rare 1968 Calif. psych!) Label:MAD ABOUT GUERSSEN A West Coast classic back on vinyl at last! Recorded in 1968, the lone album by the group known as Kak is a beloved masterpiece, full of the inspiration and promise associated with the California psychedelic dream. The oddly-named, eminently talented quartet from the college town of Davis was together less than a year from start to finish, yet within that short time created a record renowned for powerful performances, solid production values and the brilliance of its song craft, with a full playlist of compelling material like ‘Electric Sailor’, ‘Lemonaide Kid’ and ‘Trieulogy'. Kak can stand nobly alongside records like Surrealistic Pillow, Electric Music For The Mind And Body, Sailor or the first Moby Grape album, as one of the most satisfying listens of the late 1960s SF rock renaissance.This newly remastered vinyl edition features extensive liner notes by Kak aficionado Alec Palao, with contributions from band members Gary Lee Yoder, Dehner Patten, Joe-Dave Damrell and Chris Lockheed.“First rate westcoast psych” – Patrick Lundborg (Acid Archives)Housed in heavy cardboard sleeve plus OBI. Colour four pannel insert with photos and liner notes by Alec Palao LP $32 SKU:21989

MONDO TOPLESS - GO FAST ( fuzz-drenched, organ-fueled garage mayhem w 60s garage covers ) Label:GET HIP Influences are the Sonics, Fuzztones, Kinks, Lyres, Cynics, Chesterfield Kings and morePhiladelphia's Farfisa-drenched garage masters Mondo Topless have been serving audiences a fiery concoction of shredding guitars, throbbing bass, and thumping drums for a while now. This driving, raunchy and in-your-face rocker serves the perfect musical background for a night of debauchery.. CD $12 SKU:21933

MONDO TOPLESS - TAKE IT SLOW (fuzz-drenched, organ-fueled garage mayhem w 60s garage covers ) Label:GET HIP Influences are the Sonics, Fuzztones, Kinks, Lyres, Cynics, Chesterfield Kings and morePhiladelphia's Farfisa-drenched garage masters Mondo Topless have been serving audiences a fiery concoction of shredding guitars, throbbing bass, and thumping drums for a while now. This driving, raunchy and in-your-face rocker serves the perfect musical background for a night of debauchery.. CD $12 SKU:21934

ODYSSEY - SETTING FORTH W COLOR INSERT (1969 fuzz psych)Label: Acme / Lion Productions •One of the absolute best American psychedelic LPs of the 1960’s, and one of the rarest! •Includes a color insert with rare photos, and kaleidoscopic band history by Odyssey leader Vinny Kusy. a link to an mp3 sampler, which has a little taste of every track on this outstanding record Once upon a time, when the music business was more music than business (but only just), there was a band that created a quintessential dose of New York sixties psychedelia: one perfect album, loaded with fuzz guitar riffs of the greatest ferocity, heavy swirling organ, pulsating drums, and intense vocals. That band was Odyssey. It is true that their album, "Setting Forth," did not take them from support slots in their native Long Island to the major label heights of other local bands like Vanilla Fudge. That could be because there were only a few copies made, and they came in a plain white jacket. Yet it is that same Odyssey "Setting Forth" album that is one of the greatest guitar-heavy psychedelic records in the world, and as a result is one of the most sought after and rare (expensive) LPs of the era. The last original vinyl copy to hit the open market was back in 2005, it’s that rare. Now “Setting Forth” is available on vinyl again for the for the first time in a decade, ready for true psych fans to devour. This is truly one of the cornerstones of underground psychedelic music, recorded in 1969 and released as we have said in a minuscule private edition. It is an album that jumps right out of the speakers at you, from it’s opening blasts of 'In-a-gadda-da-vida’ fuzz guitar riffs, right to the very end. Color insert has a suitably kaleidoscopic band history by Odyssey leader Vinny Kusy, as well as rare photos from his own archive. One of the most important psychedelic rarities ever pressed on wax—back on wax. LP $22 SKU:22094

TIN HOUSE- ST PLUS 7” (70s powerhouse rock) w liners, rare photos, insert plus pic slv EP -Label:LION •Old style tip-on LP jacket and color picture sleeve EP
•All tracks cut directly from 24-bit/96kHz master tape transfers.
•Comes with four-panel insert w/liner notes by Doug Sheppard (Ugly Things) and photos from the archive of drummer Mike Logan There's a vibe within the grooves of Tin House, which makes it sound fresh even 46 years after its initial release. This relatively obscure power trio from Orlando, Florida were admired and approved of by Johnny and Edgar Winter, and Leslie West was also a fan. Comprising ten juicy tracks and clocking in at 34 minutes, Tin House is a roller-coaster ride through hard and heavy blues rock blasters and gentler twists and turns, all executed with individuality and excellent musicianship. High testosterone levels fuel the frenzy of pile-driving opener 'I Want Your Body,' with its naff lyrics taking a back seat to the full on proto-metal assault. It's a killer track, and not the only one.'Silver Star,' with the opening line "Ride a crimson horse through the depths of hell," exudes more class than all-out bombast, with hints of Cream and Mountain shining through the darkness. 'Be Good and Be Kind' is another belter, as is ‘Jezebel,' while the semi-acoustic ‘Tomorrow' shows a mellower side, as does the lush string section on majestic closer 'Lady of the Silent Opera.' Early-70s American hard rock albums don't get much better than Tin House. Floyd Radford is the star of the show with his tasteful playing, soloing, riffs, textures, and overall tone. Had he not been poached by the Winter brothers, who knows what kind of future Tin House would have had? LD — Classic Rock magazine, March 2017LP $22 SKU:22078

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BAMBOO KIDS -ST (Clash/Heartbreakers style NYC power trio) Label:GET HIP U.S. DEBUT BY NYC POWER TRIO! TIGHT BOUNDLESS ENERGY WITH HOOKS & SONGS TO BOOT.The influences include The Clash (the band name is taken from a line in the Clash song "Straight to Hell"), The Damned and The Heartbreakers. CD $12 SKU:21923

BANANA SPLITS / HERE COME THE BEAGLES- 2 LPS on one cd plus bonus tracks ( mid 60s pop rockers !) . Label:HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY This 1,000-copy limited-edition CD reissue does collectors -- a favor by putting a wealth of material by the group on one disc, with plenty of rare tracks... ten tracks from the rare 1967 LP by fellow kiddie TV group the Beagles, who are actually not bad mid-'60s pop/rockers with a Beatles-Merseybeat influence to the songs and harmonies CD $14 SKU:15159

BARRACUDAS- AGAIN Live in 93 (POWERPOP) Label:IMPOSIBLE SPAIN 14 KILLER LIVE SONGS,GREAT PACKAGE. CD $10 SKU:20422

BIPOLAROID - TWIN LANGUAGE (Barrett/Pink Floyd style neo psych) - Label:GET HIP Bipolaroid play neo-psychedelic music extremely influenced by Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd, delivering odes to dissociation, time machines, looking glasses, the fifth dimension, and the like on both space rockers and more fey orchestrated pop-psychedelia.. CD $12 SKU:21924

BOBKAT 65 - This Lonely Road(60s garage style rock and roll) \- Label:GET HIP The songs range in style from upbeat moody ballads to beat-pounding, punk-tinged rants influenced by well-known ’60s Garage bands like The Dovers, Billy & The Kids, The Nightcrawlers, and Thursday’s Children and all delivered with BOBKAT ’65’s unique take on garage rock. CD $12 SKU:21925

CHURLS-SEND ME NO FLOWERS PLUS ST cd (Canadian'60's psychedelic)- Label:PACEMAKER he chord-crunching blues-rock on the Churls self-titled debut was hardly a million-seller for A&M. Still, that didn't stop Herb Alpert from issuing a second set of songs for the lads later that very same year. And for an obscure Toronto quintet churning out a mix of Claptonesque power chords and proto-boogie in the coffee houses of Yorkville, the trip out to A&M's studios must have seemed like the chance of a lifetime. But as their manager Bill Riley recalls in the blogosphere, it turned out to be a silly move in hindsight. "We all wrote, arranged and practised 24/7 on creating definite British converted American blues sounds, which unfortunately due to a lousy agreement with A&M were not able to be recorded. Old Herbie Alpert wanted a sort of rocky yet not too harsh sound from a Canadian band... (but) in order to get the studio time and hope for some exposure, we took the deal." The Churls may have fancied themselves contemporaries of Cream or the Rolling Stones, but Alpert probably had his sights set more on a radio world about to fill up with the rock-lite of Norman Greenbaum, the Jaggerz and Sugarloaf. On the resulting follow-up “Send Me No Flowers” the late-sixties blues-rock dots are all connected. Those creamy Hammond organs and searing guitars are everywhere, propping up Robert O'Neil's heady vocal, especially on the buoyant title cut and the equally hard-hitting 'See My Way'. Even so, Alpert sent pink slips instead of roses, and it wasn't long before the Churls' brief moment on rock's stage had ended. Two LPs on one CD CD $10 SKU:15406

CRUCIS-S/T + Los delirios del marisca (Blistering live material) -Label:RETRO REMASTERS (Two albums on one CD): Both albums by Argentina’s best-loved symphonic rock band on one disc. Los Crucis were formed in August of 1974, and in a short time became one of the few symphonic rock bands from South America to have any success, thanks to a sound reminiscent of foreign groups like Yes, Camel or Focus. Charlie Garcia of Sui Generis signed on as producer, which led to the release of the band’s debut album in 1975. Not much time elapsed before the second album also hit the streets. The four songs of “Los delirios del marisca” were a great improvement compared to those of the first LP—only one track featured vocals on an album filled with complex songs full of challenging rhythms changes. The sound quality was astonishing for the time: the record was mixed and cut by Jack Adams at the Criteria Studios in Miami (USA)—every Argentine band's dream had finally come true. Crucis was invited to make an extensive US tour; they surprised audiences with fabulous concerts that traveled the spectral corners of jazz and symphonic rock. Upon their return to Argentina, Crucis broke up, apparently due to conflicts between Gustavo Montesano (the main composer in Crucis) and the rest of the group. CD $14 SKU:20331

CUERO- TIEMPO DESPUES - RARE 70S OBSCURE ARGENTINE CLASSIC -Label:FONOCOL First time ever vinyl reissue of an obscure classic from the Argentinean '70s rock scene. Debut album by Cuero was released in 1973 and is a great heavy psych-rock & blues-rock album, very rare and hard to find as an original. Stunning guitar work and Spanish language vocals, seven long tracks, all original compositions. Limited reissue of 300 copies only, with label replica as well CD $10 SKU:19686

CUERO - Crecimiento RARE 70S OBSCURE ARGENTINE CLASSIC--Label:FONOCOL Obscure classic from the Argentinean '70s rock scene. Debut album by Cuero was released in 1973 and is a great heavy psych-rock & blues-rock album, very rare and hard to find as an original. Stunning guitar work and Spanish language vocals, seven long tracks, all original compositions. CD $10 SKU:19941

DONOVANS BRAIN -ECLIPSE & DEBRIS (Montana neo Psych-pop)-Label:GET HIP NEW PSYCHEDELIC MASTERWORK BY MONTANA BAND
CD $12 SKU:21928

DONOVANS BRAIN -CARELESSLY RESTORED ART (Montana Psych-pop)Label:GET HIP The debut album by Montana Psych-poppers Donovan’s Brain features a fantastic lineup of guest musicians including Fastbacks’ Kurt Bloch and R.E.M.’s Scott McCaughey, plus a surprising cover of Guided by Voices’ "Smothered in Hugs." (1998) CD $12 SKU:21929

ENFIELDS /FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY-SONGS OF TED MUNDA (obscure 60s Left Banke style)-Label:GET HIP ANOTHER FINE OBSCURE 60’S PIECE . IT’S FOLK-ROCK IN THE PRIMITIVE LEFT BANKE VEIN. CD $12 SKU:21930

GREEN - ST plus bonus tracks ( Chicago 80s glam power pop)Label:LION Seven bonus tracks, including the CD debut of the band’s 1984 EP "The Name of This Band is Green." Printed on FSC recycled, chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer fiber paper manufactured using biogas energy. "Their (first) 45 had two absolute masterpieces: ‘Gotta Getta Record Out,’ which yelps and shouts along like the best of the old Bongos or Jam or Feelies or somebody, and ‘I Don’t Want To Say No,’ which is the sort of white Motown that assholes like the Replacments could never get right. This is not a punk record, except perhaps in spirit, but it isn’t any worse for that."—Steve Albini CD $10 SKU:14882

GUN - Reloaded - 1968 Brit legends) PLUS DVD-Label:WET WORLD RECORDS (USA) Solid fourteen track collection of non-LP tracks from this legendary English band (it says so on right on the sticker!), which featured the talents of Adrian and Paul Gurvitz, later of Three Man Army, and so on, and Peter Dunton of the Flies, Please, Neon Pearl, and T2 fame—as well as a logo designed by Roger Dean; this package features BBC recordings made between 1968 and 1970, plus three unreleased studio cuts from an 80's reunion attempt. Good-to-great sound quality throughout, plus eight pages of thorough liner notes with rare pics, thanks to the full cooperation of Paul Gurvitz. DVD contains a German Beat Club performance of the band’s massive hit, ‘Race With The Devil. CD $16 SKU:20190

IMPECCABLE--Live on the Rox(Rare Texas private press 1979 Label:ROCKADROME Long anticipated reissue of rare Texas hard rock private press record originally released in 1979. Loud, ferocious, untamed guitar work, courtesy of Darren Welch, dominates this 6/21/2019Lubbock, Texas band's hard to find debut album. Impeccable deliver a massive dose of raw in-yourface rock and roll energy here, captured live in 1979 at a popular night club in Lubbock called The Rox. As a bonus, there are two tracks from the band's ultra-rare debut single from 1978 when they were still known as Axxe. This single is on a lot of collector want lists and is nearly impossible to find these days, even here in Texas. Includes liner notes and photos from the Impeccable archives. First time reissue of classic 1979 Texas hard rock private press record that collectors regularly hunt for. Originals are changing hands for over $100, if you can find one. Has cross genre appeal for fans of classic hard rock, 70s proto-metal and Texas rock and roll or anyone into groups like Granicus, Poobah, Montrose, Moxy, early Rush, Van Halen, Ted Nugent and the like. Includes liner notes and photos from guitarist Darren Welch. Re-mastered by Tony Reed (Saint Vitus,Truth and Janey - Erupts, Iron Claw, Mos Generator, Grifter, Stone Axe and more) CD $16 SKU:20415

MC5-Phun City UK (LIVE AT PHUN CITY FESTIVAL 1970)Label:SONIC The masters of Detroit rock recorded live. CD $10 SKU:20423

MOPS--Psychedelic Sounds in Japan (60s Japanese rock) -Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA (Korea) The Mops are the undisputed kings of the late sixties/early seventies Japanese rock scene; all of their discs are marked by spectacular singing, playing, arranging, and songwriting. Yet it is their first album, "Psychedelic Sounds in Japan," that gets the most praise—rightly so, as it's a marked deviation from most of the other music making going on at the time in Japan, with its sharply stripped-down sound and emphasis on musicianship, songwriting, and atmosphere over production values. As such, it's one of the few Japanese rock albums that has an outside-of-Japan following, and it's frequently name-checked on lists of classic obscure albums. But of course, this means that original LP copies of the album trade for hilarious amounts! This reissue restores the track "Blind Bird," (missing from other reissues of this album, apparently due to its "offensive" lyrics), and adds seven bonus tracks. If you've never heard this album, and you're a fan of tightly written songs, great playing, totally incomprehensible lyrics and a smattering of surprising covers (‘The Letter,’ ‘Light My Fire,’ ‘Somebody to Love’), this one’s for you. And how can anyone live without the classic ‘I Am Just a Mops’—I mean, aren’t we all? CD $10 SKU:18954

ODYSSEY- -Setting Forth (One of the ten rarest psych albums from the USA)gatefold mini-LP slv Deluxe Ed. 2xCD Label:LION This is truly one of the pinnacles of underground psychedelic music, recorded in 1969, released in an edition of fewer than 100 copies, and impossible to find as it only came in a plain white cardboard sleeve; an incredible, musically accomplished, hard rocking album of originals that jumps right out of the speakers and grabs you, from it’s opening In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida-esque riffs right to the grooving end. The 24-page booklet that accompanies this two-disc set has the complete band history by Odyssey leader Vinny Kusy, as well as rare photos from his own archive. Bonus tracks on disc one are three “basement recordings” from the “Setting Forth” era. The second disc contains Odyssey “Live at Levittown Memorial Auditorium: 1974,” a live recording that was never really meant to be, recorded by Odyssey’s sound engineer on a portable cassette recorder. It is the only document of Odyssey in their progressive rock phase, just before sometime Odyssey keyboardist Tom Doncourt and band-member Fred Callan recorded their legendary Cathedral “Stained Glass Stories” album.•One of the ten rarest psych albums from the USA•Sleeve notes by the group's leader and keyboardist Vinny Kusy CD $16 SKU:15490

PAYBACKS - Harder and Harder (real-deal Detroit R&R) Label:GET HIP The Paybacks are real-deal Detroit R&R with capital letters and still stand as one of the city's best kept secrets. Fueled by the rocker-with-a-heart-of-gold vocals of Wendy Case, on ‘Harder And Harder ’, the Paybacks belt out nearly a dozen honest and passionate songs loaded with hooks. Their’s no denying that Wendy voice sounds like a combination of Wendy O. Williams and Joan Jett as she belts out eleven strong songs of sonic brash pop with blazing hard rock riffs and some firey guitar leads. The Paybacks are equal parts swagger and stagger as they plug away on melodic rockers like "Bright Side" and the glittery blues anthem "Jumpy." The scorching riff rockers like "Superrider" and "Scotch Love" assert how powerful and unrelenting this Motor City quartet can be and the soulfully executed ballad "Can You Drive?" suggests the band can do more than raise hell. ‘Harder And Harder’ sounds like a sonic combustion of The Runayways, the MC5 and the Dirtbombs played with a ton of heart and soul. And by calling this sonic firecracker ‘Harder and Harder’, the Paybacks will never be accused of false advertising. CD $12 SKU:21820

PLASTICLAND- ST Aka Colour Appreciation (60s influenced psychedelic/garage magic) - Label:Hardknocks Hard-to-find band-authorized CD version of the 1984 debut album from these neo-psychedelic greats—pure 1960s influenced psychedelic/garage magic, a trip not to be missed for any reason! This seventeen-track CD has all the material from both of these (and several other) editions of the band’s debut, including their hair-raising version of the Pretty Things’ (as Electric Banana) song ‘Alexander CD $14 SKU:8417

RAINY DAY SAINTSAll These Strange Ghosts Cleveland psych, garage punk, pure pop ,prog)Label:GET HIP You don’t have to listen to the Rainy Day Saints for long to surmise that their heady amalgam of psychedelia, garage punk, pure pop and prog-rock is the product of astute music fandom.Rainy Day Saints were born out of frustration, heartache, love and power chords. Setting controls for the heart of the sun is multi instrumentalist Dave Swanson. He and his cohorts parade along the rock and roll route oblivious to the fact that the scenery along the way has most definitely changed. In other words, they do what they want, when they want and for no one else but themselves. Why else would they reference Hawkwind, Roxy Music, Crazy Elephant and Johnny Thunders in one fell swoop! Selfish? Perhaps, but that is not their concern. It’s all about the melodies, the harmonies, the loud guitars, the driving bass, the bashing drums and the snarling saxophone. Things like : “pristine electrified paisley underground jangle”,“a nastier version of The Move and the harder side of the Dream Syndicate”, “an elegant almost British classicism of hazy, psychedelicate pop-rock swirls”, “ Cheap Trick meets The Nazz meets early Flaming Lips”, “reminds me of the Monkees”, and our favorite, “ Mr. Swanson is one talented motherfucker” are just a few of things that have been said about Rainy Day Saints CD $12 SKU:21817

RAINY DAY SAINTS-Saturday’s Haze-Cleveland psych, garage punk, pure pop ,prog)Label:GET HIP You don’t have to listen to the Rainy Day Saints for long to surmise that their heady amalgam of psychedelia, garage punk, pure pop and prog-rock is the product of astute music fandom.Rainy Day Saints were born out of frustration, heartache, love and power chords. Setting controls for the heart of the sun is multi instrumentalist Dave Swanson. He and his cohorts parade along the rock and roll route oblivious to the fact that the scenery along the way has most definitely changed. In other words, they do what they want, when they want and for no one else but themselves. Why else would they reference Hawkwind, Roxy Music, Crazy Elephant and Johnny Thunders in one fell swoop! Selfish? Perhaps, but that is not their concern. It’s all about the melodies, the harmonies, the loud guitars, the driving bass, the bashing drums and the snarling saxophone. Things like : “pristine electrified paisley underground jangle”,“a nastier version of The Move and the harder side of the Dream Syndicate”, “an elegant almost British classicism of hazy, psychedelicate pop-rock swirls”, “ Cheap Trick meets The Nazz meets early Flaming Lips”, “reminds me of the Monkees”, and our favorite, “ Mr. Swanson is one talented motherfucker” are just a few of things that have been said about Rainy Day Saints. CD $12 SKU:21870

RESONARS - Bright and Dark (for fans of the Byrds, Love, the Easybeats, Moby Grape and the Hollies) Label:GET HIP ‘Bright and Dark’ is the fantastic sophomore album from the Resonars who include Matt Rendon (of the Knockout Pills, Lenguas Largas and Freezing Hands), a longtime fixture on the Tucson, Arizona underground scene. ‘Bright And Dark’ features 12 brand new tracks of brilliant Resonars pop harmony and song-craft that’s equal parts loud garage rock, hard rock ‘n’ roll, reverberated, upbeat folk rock and moody, introspective psychedelic pop. Fans of the Byrds, Love, the Easybeats, Moby Grape and the Hollies will definitely want to pick up this fab slab! CD $12 SKU:21818

STEMS - Terminal Cool (83-86 gorgeous pop garage)- Label:GET HIP his brilliant retrospective captures a confident, self-assured band recorded during those hallmark years of ‘83 – ’86, and proves that Australia’s Stems were indeed an extremely varied animal. Brimming with gorgeous pop melodies alongside great garage rock riffs and backbeats, this collection effectively showcases their versatility. This reissue includes 21 golden greats that covers alot of ground from the Fuzztone hits “She’s A Monster” and “Tears Me In Two,” to the bluesy garage stomp of “On And On” ” to the pure pop goodness of “Can’t Forget That Girl”. And there’s no denying the riff rocking prowess of the Byrdsian “Love Will Grow” and the psychedelic snarl of “Jumping To Conclusions.” Top notch ressue here with interesting liner notes and this reissue also includes 5 unreleased bonus tracks. CD $12 SKU:21868

TIN HOUSE- ST (70s powerhouse rock) w liners, rare photos, insert plus pic slv EP -Label:LION There's a vibe within the grooves of Tin House, which makes it sound fresh even 46 years after its initial release. This relatively obscure power trio from Orlando, Florida were admired and approved of by Johnny and Edgar Winter, and Leslie West was also a fan. Comprising ten juicy tracks and clocking in at 34 minutes, Tin House is a roller-coaster ride through hard and heavy blues rock blasters and gentler twists and turns, all executed with individuality and excellent musicianship. High testosterone levels fuel the frenzy of pile-driving opener 'I Want Your Body,' with its naff lyrics taking a back seat to the full on proto-metal assault. It's a killer track, and not the only one. 'Silver Star,' with the opening line "Ride a crimson horse through the depths of hell," exudes more class than all-out bombast, with hints of Cream and Mountain shining through the darkness. 'Be Good and Be Kind' is another belter, as is ‘Jezebel,' while the semi-acoustic ‘Tomorrow' shows a mellower side, as does the lush string section on majestic closer 'Lady of the Silent Opera. Early-70s American hard rock albums don't get much better than Tin House. Floyd Radford is the star of the show with his tasteful playing, soloing, riffs, textures, and overall tone. Had he not been poached by the Winter brothers, who knows what kind of future Tin House would have had? LD — Classic Rock magazine, March 2017 CD $12 SKU:17823

EMBER POP 69-74- VA Rainy Day Mind ( 60s ) -Label:FANTASTIC VOYAGE Rainy Day Mind” is the first of two volumes surveying Ember’s pop repertoire from 1969 until the label’s demise at the end of the seventies. It comprises 21 tracks by artists ranging from obscure American singer Polly Niles to the internationally famous P J Proby, as well as ill-fated actor Alan Lake, Irish vocalist Lee Lynch, French pop star Black Swan and fuzz guitar-toting soul band Milt Matthews Inc. A clutch of projects including The Good Vibrations, The Good Ship Lollipop and Rusty Harness came to Ember courtesy of producer Mike Berry. The founding of US outlet Paramount-Ember in 1974, headed by music business veteran John Madara, brought albums by Denny Doherty (formerly of The Mamas And The Papas) and British all-girl glam rockers Mother Trucker into the fold. What these disparate sources all offer are fine performances of strong songs. Nor is there any shortage of collectables, topped by Davey Payne & The Medium Wave’s ‘A Walk In The Sunshine,’ which commands £50, and Blue Beard’s eponymous album, which only reached test pressing stage (£200), from which we have salvaged ‘Baby I Need You.’ Nice shrink-wrapped slip-case packaging COMP CD $6 SKU:16376

GROOVE CLUB 2- VA Cambodia Rock Spectactular 70s rock w 36 page booklet w photos -Label:LION Packaged in a deluxe casebook with a 36-page booklet filled with rare photos and the heart-wrenching stories of the most beloved artists in the Khmer Rock movement . Most of these tracks were recorded live, with traditional instruments finding a place alongside any keyboards or guitars that could be found. And yet, it was these experiments of Khmer rock musicians which transformed the nightlife of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh—and which many years later have seduced countless listeners around the world with their groovy sound. Alas, in 1975 came an entirely different type of transformation: the rise to power in Cambodia of the fanatical, anti-Western Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot. Within roughly four years, implementing their “concept of Year Zero,” Pot and his regime were responsible for the deaths of an estimated two million Cambodians, many in the notorious “killing fields.” Even the most famous and beloved Khmer musicians could not escape. Sinn Sisamouth (“the Emperor of Khmer Music”), Ros Sereysothea (“The Golden Voice of the Royal Capital”), and Pan Ron—all featured on this collection—met their deaths at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Cambodian rock music is (rightfully) adored in Cambodia. The music is wild and anarchic, rhythmic and undulating (in an “Ethiopiques” way, we’d say), or sweet and lyrical, but always moving, and with that deep soulfulness (regardless of actual musical genre or style) that singles out the best music. We have assembled what we consider to be the most definitive collection of classic Cambodian rock music to appear thus far—without the later overdubs that confuse the mind, without the artificial speeding up of tracks that often has marred compilations over the years; what you’ll find here are crucial Khmer rock tracks, made available in the best possible sound, assembled with love and respect for the artists who made the Khmer rock scene as thrilling as we find it to be. And so, without further ado, welcome to “Cambodia Rock Spectactular!” COMP CD $10 SKU:12985

GROOVE CLUB 3- VA Cambodia Rock Spectactular SAALE -Label:LION Packaged in a deluxe casebook with a 36-page booklet filled with rare photos and the heart-wrenching stories of the most beloved artists in the Khmer Rock movement COMP CD $10 SKU:12986

GREYLOCK MANSION-ST (underground PSYCH 68 w 3 inserts) Label:Lysergic Sound Another buried treasure of pure underground psychedelia: GREYLOCK MANSION, who emerged loudly from Tucson, Arizona in 1968. The band's sound (as heard on the opening track of LSD's best-selling "St. Albert's Dream" compilation) is powerful, deep underground psych with thick, dominant funereal organ and distorted fuzz guitar and effects, backed by heavy precise drumming. The Doors and Iron Butterfly influences are evident, and a touch of early Black Sabbath’s slow grinding sludge rears its head at times. •A true masterpiece of 60’s U.S. underground psychedelic rock, finally re-issued LP $22 SKU:17972

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

LES BAROQUES- Such A Cad (1968 garage psych) 180 gram gatefold Ltd Ed -Label:PSEUDONYM A superb compilation of Dutch heroes LES BAROQUES, featuring A- and B-sides and albumtracks from the years 1965-1968. Les Baroques, founded in the town of Baarn in 1964, are appreciated by connoisseurs for their smart lyrics, compelling melodies, consistently inventive arrangements and unusual instrumentation. With songs ranging from garage-rock to (freak)beat, and from r'n'b to psychedelic pop, this imaginative collection will keep you glued to your stereo from start to finish, over and over again! PRESSED ON 180-gram vinyl and featuring remastered sound (from the original tapes) and a deluxe, heavy gatefold sleeve (incl. many single covers, rare photos, liner notes and interviews), this is an essential release for any fan of energetic, unpolished and slightly odd mid-late '60s music. Edition of 500 copies! LP $22 SKU:16933

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