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It’s another new issue of Shindig just arrived, plus some groovy titles by the Pretty Things, the Pink Fairies, Kaleidoscope and more, all at great prices.

PLUS a new one from your fave L.A. singles label, HYPNOTIC BRIDGE. Collect them all! Our friend Stu Pope, the mastermind behind the label, brought in a full LP from the great psych band THE TRIPTIDES in for us to hear and we’ve signed them to a deal with ALIVE, out early next year!

Thanks for all guys, hang in there, there is a light at the end of this tunnel, at long last.

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SHINDIG -#109-BYRDS Label: OR GET OUR SHINDIG BUNDLE -Pick any 3 issues for $30 SKU: 19985- just SEND US A NOTE your choices with your order Another stellar issue with faves The Byrds, Trees and Neu and contemporary wonders such as Daniel Romano. Also feat. Baby Huey, Andy Ellison, Uriah Heep, Andy Bell, Van Duren and much more! BOOKS & MAGS $12 SKU:23901

DREAM PHASES-HELEN HIGHWAY (60s style garage psych ala Byrds, Gary Numan, paisley underground) Label:HYPNOTIC BRIDGE As the synths on the song attest, "Helen Highway" was written while listening to a lot of Gary Numan, with the synthesizer tracks layered in a way that lets the listener fall into the song and be swept along. The lyrics relate how we only get one chance at life, reminding us not to be complacent and to remember we can change continually, pursuing the life we truly want to live. With the influences of not only Gary Numan, but The Verve and The Velvet Underground, the song builds to an ending of pure release."Tandy" is about reflecting on a past relationship and questioning its outcome. Written with a garage-psych feel influenced by L.A.'s Paisley Underground movement (The Rain Parade, The Dream Syndicate, The Three O'Clock), it's a song writer Brandon Graham envisions being played by DJ friends at local psych club nights. Like The Creation, the band uses a bow on some of the guitars to create an especially unmistakable psychedelic sound. A 12-string Rickenbacker overdub on the bridge is evidence of Brandon's immersion in a massive book on The Byrds (especially their 1965-68 heyday) while making the song. 45 RPM $10 SKU:24004

HUMAN ZOO-st (70s garage psych) Label:CICADELIC RECORDS Along with The Human Expression, The Human Zoo were from the Los Angeles suburbs of Westminster and were signed to Accent Records. Their album, released in 1970 was pressed in limited numbers and has become a rare collectors item. The Human Zoo album is a quirky blend of psychedelic, garage, and funky music. Managed by Jim Foster of The Human Expression and originally called The Circus, the band changed their name to the hipper sounding Human Zoo in 1969. Now for the first time since 1970, here is an exact re-issue of The Human Zoo album, taken from the original master tapes with all album artwork faithfully restored. CD $10 SKU:11893

KALEIDOSCOPE (USA-Pulsating Dream TRIPLE CD (60s psych) -Label:FLOATING WORLD One of the few groups of the psychedelic era whose musicianship was equal to their ambition—they delved into every possible musical genre, and invented a couple of their own. CD $12 SKU:19502

NICHOLS, ROGER- Small Circle of Friends (Calif seminal 1967 soft pop masterpiece)Label:REVOLA "A true sleeper in the context of California pop, this album is a lot of things at once: soft pop, a smattering of rock, and a heavy dose of easy listening. As a songwriter, Roger Nichols wrote with such luminaries as Paul Williams and (fresh from his Pet Sounds collaboration with Brian Wilson) Tony Asher, who co-wrote several of the selections here. The group itself has a great vocal blend: Nichols is joined by Murray MacLeod and his sister Melinda, and the three voices combined create a wonderful soft sheen, equally effective on the ballads (Bacharach's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart") and uptempo numbers ("Don't Take Your Time"). There is an extremely gorgeous version of Goffen & King's "Snow Queen" (which was to appear a year later on the City's LP, Now That Everything's Been Said); the song here is a graceful waltz underpinned by superb vocals. The credits on the album are a virtual who's who of California pop at the time. Among those that helped out on the project in one way or another are Lenny Waronker, Van Dyke Parks, Bruce Botnick, and Randy Newman. Superbly produced by Tommy LiPuma, the album unfortunately didn't do very well at the time of its release, which is an incredible injustice. The music, though, holds up extremely well today, and is an authentic slice of California pop. Delicious. [This version of the album includes eight bonus tracks.]” —AllMusic. “In the liner notes that come with this CD, it raves about this "seminal 1967 soft pop masterpiece." Words like "masterpiece" and "classic" tend to get tossed around very liberally, but in this case all the praise and hype is justified. This is an amazing collection of songs, pop masterpieces indeed. When I played this CD, many of the songs caused me to say: "Hey, I've heard that song before!" But, of course, they weren't Nichols' versions that I'd heard before. Nichols was a supremely gifted songwriter and many other artists recorded his well-crafted songs. You can read the liner notes, or some of the other reviews, for the full list of his accomplishments, but during the 1960s and 1970s, Nichols' talents were very much in demand. I'd never heard him doing any of his own material before, so I was delighted to discover this CD reissue. Great, great stuff, whether you want to call it Sunshine Pop, Soft Pop, or just plain Pop. These songs stick in your head and take root.” —Amazon CD $10 SKU:23995

PEPPERMINT RAINBOW- Will You Be Staying After Sunday (60s BUBBLEGUM Pop ) -Label:REVOLA Baltimore quintet The Peppermint Rainbow scored a U.S. Top 10 hit in 1969 with the super-groovy 'Will You Be Staying After Sunday.' Produced by 'Green Tambourine' hit maker Paul Leka, the album that followed featured 10 more slices of juicy bubblegum pop including a second Top 10 smash, 'Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael.' The band cut two further singles both added here but by late '69s it was all over as the sound of love faded from the airwaves. First time on CD in the UK for this bubblegum classic. Re-mastered by Norman 'I'll 'ave you Butler' Blake. Liner notes by popmeister supreme Duglas T. Stewart! Lovely packaging by Pepperbox. Essential for all fans of U.S. bubblegum, harmony pop and just plain full-on grooviness CD $12 SKU:23996

PINK FAIRIES -The Polydor YEARS- 3 CD SET (1967 underground supergroup)-Label:FLOATING WORLD Three CD set packed with bonus tracks, beautifully re-mastered! Pink Fairies grew out of The Deviants, a loose-knit band formed in 1967 by members of the West London hippie commune in Ladbroke Grove. Consisting primarily of vocalist Mick Farren, guitarist Paul Rudolph, bassist Duncan Sanderson, and drummer Russell Hunter, the group also featured satellite members Marc Bolan, Steve Peregrine Took, and players from the band Group X, later rechristened Hawkwind. After a disastrous US tour, Farren was fired and the remaining Deviants returned to London, where they recruited vocalist and former Pretty Things drummer Twink (born John Alder), who suggested the name Pink Fairies. Despite gaining a reputation for mythic debauchery, the group remained largely an underground sensation before signing to Polydor and releasing the three albums featured on this 3xCD set. The first two albums were recorded by the original line-up but Rudolph was replaced by Larry Wallis for the third (Kings Of Oblivion). Their first album (Never, Never Land) is the strongest of the three albums with solid 'heavy' guitar from Paul Rudolph and some furious drumming from Twink. The four bonus tracks include alternate edits of three great tracks plus the early single 'The Snake'. CD $ SKU:22509

PRETTY THINGS- EMOTIONS digipak -Label:MADFISH The Pretty Things were one of the most underrated rhythm & blues bands to come out of the mid-60's British rock explosion. So well-loved by Brits, they were often thought of in the same breath as The Rolling Stones. And, like a lot of great rhythm & blues based groups to come put of England, they stepped somewhat uneasily into the precarious psychedelic music explosion. However, in all fairness, The Pretty Things did come up with a pretty fine and original album, “Emotions." Superbly well-orchestrated (especially the gorgeous "The Sun," one of the album's standouts), The Pretty Things didn't lose sight of their R&B leanings, as tracks such as 'There Will Never Be Another Day' show. This reissue is also buttressed by a generous selection of bonus tracks seven of them - making it even more worthwhile. The highlight those is five remixes (four album cuts and "Progress") that remove many superfluous overdubs. If you want to, you can pretend that this “remixes EP" and the "Defecting Gray" single are the bridge between their blues and psychedelic albums…. if that’s what you like to do when listening to great music. Digipack packaging, complete with an 8-page booklet featuring sleeve notes from journalist and editor Paul Du Noyer (NME, Q, MOJO).The Pretty Things were fundamental in the development of British music. They enjoyed much critical success and were a huge influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The White Stripes, Kasabian, The Lightning Seeds and countless more. Their music has been used in feature films including Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla', and on TV shows as recent as Britannia II. The band created a rich music catalogue including the classic albums The Pretty Things, S.F. Sorrow & Parachute, and remained a significant artistic and creative force throughout their entire 55+ year career. They have continued to release iconic and influential recordings, right up to the present day, with a new album due for release later this year. They also remained a potent live act, as is shown on 'The Final Bow', highlighting their last electric gig at the O2 which featured special guests including Van Morrison and David Gilmour accompanying Phil and The Pretty Things live on stage. CD $12 SKU:23997

PRETTY THINGS-GET THE PICTURE- digipak-Label:MADFISH The band’s much-beloved second album, with six bonus tracks and liner notes. "The Pretty Things' second album, "Get the Picture?” (first released December 1965), has not only been remastered from original session tapes so the group sounds like their amps are practically right in your lap, but it's also been expanded to 18 songs with the addition of tracks cut for singles and EP releases from the same sessions. That's enough to recommend it even to casual fans — this is now a record that's just a few notches short of Rolling Stones level in the charisma department, and pretty tough any way you want to look at it. On 'Rainin' in My Heart,' they sound exactly like the Stones from the same era, missing only the little harmonica flourish that might have been added on the break. The liner notes go into the history of the group during this period in delightful detail, and the histories of various songs, most particularly 'L.S.D.,' which, amazingly, was cut as a demo and never redone for release, but just put out the way it was. In their good moments here, the Pretty Things approach Rolling Stones' territory, and even in their off moments, they're flying at the same level as the Kinks' album tracks.” —Bruce Eder, AllMusic The Pretty Things were fundamental in the development of British music. They enjoyed much critical success and were a huge influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The White Stripes, Kasabian, The Lightning Seeds and countless more. Their music has been used in feature films including Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla', and on TV shows as recent as Britannia II. The band created a rich music catalogue including the classic albums The Pretty Things, S.F. Sorrow & Parachute, and remained a significant artistic and creative force throughout their entire 55+ year career. They have continued to release iconic and influential recordings, right up to the present day, with a new album due for release later this year. They also remained a potent live act, as is shown on 'The Final Bow', highlighting their last electric gig at the O2 which featured special guests including Van Morrison and David Gilmour accompanying Phil and The Pretty Things live on stage. CD $12 SKU:23998

PRETTY THINGS- PARACHUTE -digipak-Label:MADFISH If "S.F. Sorrow" is the Pretty Things' "Sgt. Pepper," "Magical Mystery Tour,” and "Yellow Submarine" wrapped in one, then “Parachute" is their more succinct "White Album" and "Abbey Road." It's not just a time line comparison. The Pretties made this fascinating LP in the same studio as the Fab Four, London's Abbey Road, with Beatles engineer Norman Smith producing. 'The Good Mr. Square' replicates the three-part harmony the Beatles were so proud of on ‘Because.' Two songs later, the group assembles a brief, interconnected three-song suite like the famous ones on side two of Abbey Road. Bassist Wally Allen's vocals on tracks such as 'Sickle Clowns' have the same throaty, mad anguish that John Lennon exhibited on 'Yer Blues' and 'Happiness Is a Warm Gun.' If "S.F. Sorrow" is psychedelic rock grandeur, then “Parachute" is its more bitter twist, the dream dying and the witching hour upon us. Yet, if this isn't as much of a triumph, the creative neurons are still firing throughout a multi-varied, cohesive LP. Like "S.F. Sorrow," it's a concept LP. This time the topic is a generation caught between the conflicting calls of (rural) peace, love, and boredom, and (urban) sophistication, sex, and squalor in a harsh world. Somehow the departure of the band's main creative force, Dick Taylor, didn't diminish the writing and inspired variety. Allen stepped up big time into the collaborator role with singer Phil May. The harmonies remain a strong point on an otherwise rock-inclined record, and the nasty edge of perfectly balanced bombast in the best songs have been a lost art ever since. (There are eighteen minutes of good stuff tacked on the Snapper edition, taken from singles.)" CD $ SKU:23999

PRETTY THINGS-S.F SORROW (”A psychedelic masterpiece”)Label:MADFISH Issued in a cardboard fold out cover with 16 pages booklet One of the greatest albums of the psychedelic era, that’s what we say. “A psychedelic masterpiece,” says the Guardian. Re-mastered from the original Abbey Road tapes. "Who could ever have thought, going back to the Pretty Things' first recording session in 1965, which started out so disastrously that their original producer quit in frustration, that it would come to this? The Pretty Things' early history in the studio featured the band with its amps seemingly turned up to 11, but for much of S.F. Sorrow the band is turned down to seven or four, or even two, or not amplified at all, and they're doing all kinds of folkish things here that are still bluesy enough so you never forget who they are, amid weird little digressions on percussion and chorus; harmony vocals that are spooky, trippy, strange, and delightful; sitars included in the array of stringed instruments; and an organ trying hard to sound like a Mellotron. Sometimes one gets an echo of Pink Floyd's "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" or "A Saucerful of Secrets," and it all straddles the worlds of British blues and British psychedelia better than almost any record you can name. The album, for those unfamiliar, tells the story of "S.F. Sorrow," a sort of British Everyman -- think of a working-class, luckless equivalent to the Kinks' Arthur, from cradle to grave. And it does show a pathway between blues and psychedelia that the Rolling Stones missed entirely. This CD reissue on Snapper adds four valuable songs from their 1967-1968 singles ('Defecting Grey,' 'Mr. Evasion,’ 'Talkin' About the Good Times,' and 'Walking Through My Dreams'). This version of 'Defecting Grey' is the original, long, uncut five-minute rendition, which is not of trivial importance—it's superior to the shorter one used on the official single.” —Bruce Eder, AllMusic The Pretty Things were fundamental in the development of British music. They enjoyed much critical success and were a huge influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The White Stripes, Kasabian, The Lightning Seeds and countless more. Their music has been used in feature films including Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla', and on TV shows as recent as Britannia II. The band created a rich music catalogue including the classic albums The Pretty Things, S.F. Sorrow & Parachute, and remained a significant artistic and creative force throughout their entire 55+ year career. They have continued to release iconic and influential recordings, right up to the present day, with a new album due for release later this year. They also remained a potent live act, as is shown on 'The Final Bow', highlighting their last electric gig at the O2 which featured special guests including Van Morrison and David Gilmour accompanying Phil and The Pretty Things live on stage. CD $12 SKU:24000

PRETTY THINGS-GREATEST HITS -LTD ED DBL-Label:MADFISH CD #1 25 Tracks of the very best from the dirtiest, hairiest, loudest, most controversial and influential band the world has ever seen CD #2- The Pretty Things Incredible 100 Club show from December 2010, a piece of Rock 'n' Roll history. Essential early British R&B sound from the band that stubbornly refused to lie down to popular demand; The Pretty Things religiously stuck to their guns by making great, exciting, challenging and often violently aggressive records that just weren’t quite acceptable enough to slot into the breathlessly presented but carefully airbrushed new youth-culture media. Includes the instantly recognisable ‘Rosalyn,' 'Don’t Bring Me Down,' 'Cry To Me' and many other brilliant evidences of a musicianship at the forefront of an evolving rock music scene through the 60s, 70s and 80s. The band’s songwriting prowess is best highlighted when, after their brief fling with minor R&B hits alongside such bands as The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Yardbirds and Manfred Mann, they hit the ground running with music that fueled the “Swinging Sixties” and Mod Culture in the late 60s. The shift to Psychedelic Rock saw The Pretty Things ensconced in Abbey Road Studios, alongside The Beatles and The Pink Floyd, to record the world’s first rock opera, "S.F. Sorrow.” This spearheaded the London psychedelic revolution alongside a new completely breed of acts, like The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Jimi Hendrix and the aforementioned Pink Floyd. So, although this “Greatest Hits” album has few charted songs, it is a truly meaningful historical document of the greatest band with the fewest hits, but with the best music.The Pretty Things’ "Greatest Hits" features as the final track: 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' which was originally offered to The Pretty Things — who turned it down before The Byrd’s famous version was recorded; the Pretty’s finally recorded their own take in 2016, keeping true to their style. Booklet includes individual track commentary from band members Dick Taylor and Phil May, plus liner notes from long-time manager Mark St. John. The double CD, presented in a 6-panel digipack packaging, contains a special bonus CD of an exclusive recorded performance of the band’s debut self-titlted album at London’s infamous 100 Club.The Pretty Things were fundamental in the development of British music. They enjoyed much critical success and were a huge influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The White Stripes, Kasabian, The Lightning Seeds and countless more. Their music has been used in feature films including Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla', and on TV shows as recent as Britannia II. The band created a rich music catalogue including the classic albums The Pretty Things, S.F. Sorrow & Parachute, and remained a significant artistic and creative force throughout their entire 55+ year career. They have continued to release iconic and influential recordings, right up to the present day, with a new album due for release later this year. They also remained a potent live act, as is shown on 'The Final Bow', highlighting their last electric gig at the O2 which featured special guests including Van Morrison and David Gilmour accompanying Phil and The Pretty Things live on stage. CD $12 SKU:24001

REDBONE-3 Original Albums(1965 L.A. guitar funk) DBL Label:FLOATING WORLD Potlach, Message From A Drum, Cycles Redbone was a Los Angeles-based band led by Native American Pat and Lolly Vegas, both lead singers who had previously worked under their own names, appearing in the 1965 film It's a Bikini World prior to forming Redbone, an all-Native band, at the encouragement of Jimi Hendrix. Their first success with Redbone came in 1970 with ‘Maggie' on Epic. 'The Witch Queen of New Orleans' did somewhat better the next year, and 'Come and Get Your Love'—a single that peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and went platinum—gave them their greatest exposure. It would also be the band's last hit, though they continued to record and perform on an intermittent basis. Their first of six Epic releases, “Potlach," is a strong follow-up to the self-titled debut the same year. The album-opener ‘Maggie' is a perfect example of their distinctive sound, a funky, highly rhythmic itch that gets under your skin; ‘Alcatraz' is a touching ballad with a seldom-heard Indian perspective. The segue on 'Chant: 13th Hour' from tribal chanting to Redbone-style funk predates Robbie Robertson's similar experiments by more than twenty years. "Message from a Drum" is the third Redbone album, released in 1971 — released in Europe under the name "The Witch Queen of New Orleans.” Wonderful guitar parts, swirling around, overwhelming, taking you far (‘Emotions'). Listen, relisten and listen again. James Flemming Rasmussen remembers : “It was Pat and Lolly Vegas, who hired me to produce the string session. Pat and Lolly were friends of mine, I had known them, since I first came to Hollywood, in 1965. Pat and Lolly were at that time, playing on a Club in Hollywood, and in the daytime, we went in the studio, trying to make some music together. Later in 1969, I produced a hit record 'Echo Park,' with an artist called Keith Barbour. On that production, I hired the string session from LA symphony orchestra, and that way Pat and Lolly knew my work with strings. So a few years later, they recorded Witch Queen, then Pat they contacted me, to help them work with a string arrangement on that song.” The seventh Redbone album and last studio recording for the century, “Cycles,” came out in 1982. Pat and Lolly are still here but none of the other "classic" Redbone members. Much more disco oriented. It is an underrated record. I think it needs to be rediscovered because it contains some real gems (‘Gamble,' 'Don't say no'). I ask myself if their loss in interest, from the public at that time, came from the fact they were taking positions for Indian Rights (with the single 'Wounded at Wounded Knee'). A special mention to the bass line on 'Dancing Bones.' CD $10 SKU:24002

SECRETS w. CLIFFORD T. WARD- Infatuation: Singles and Demos 1966-68 (pop psych nuggets) Label:CHERRY RED Led by Cliff Ward (subsequently better known as Seventies singer-songwriter Clifford T. Ward), Worcestershire-based band the Secrets (a.k.a. Simon’s Secrets) released a glorious rush of witty, vibrant, hook-laden, sub-three minute pop/psych nuggets between 1966 and 1968. Infatuation gathers all of The Secrets singles, alternative versions and works-in-progress group recordings to provide a fascinating document of an outfit who never quite achieved the commercial success that they deserved. Five singles emerged during this Swinging-London-into-psychedelia timeframe, while a whole host of equally impressive, locally-recorded demos cut at the same juncture remained on the cutting-room floor for several decades. Infatuation gathers all of these singles, alternative versions and works-in-progress group recordings to provide a fascinating document of an outfit who never quite achieved the commercial success that they deserved. The release features half-a-dozen previously unissued recordings, including hitherto unknown-to-exist Ward songs ‘Poor Johnny’ and ‘Looking Down The Glass’. It also includes two versions of his song ‘Path Through The Forest’, subsequently turned into a UK psych classic by the Factory CD $12 SKU:21296

VALENTI,DINO -ST (overlooked classic 60s psych)Label:FLOATING WORLD An overlooked classic of maybe the deepest 60's psychedelic/folk rock ever recorded. Born Chet Powers, Valente wrote the classic 60's hit ‘Get Together' and soon became a prominent figure in the summer of love in San Francisco he joined Quicksilver Messenger Service in their early days and re-joined later as lead vocalist and main songwriter composing most of the material on “What About Me" and “Just For Love." He also wrote the track 'Fresh Air,' the nearest thing Quicksilver ever came to having a hit single. This album is the only solo work he ever produced and he sadly died in 1994. Dino Valente's sole album recalls the one issued by another San Francisco artist signed to CBS in the late '60s, Skip Spence: quirky, lyrically vague, folky yet psychedelic, and nearly devoid of commercial potential in spite of its largely pleasant (if moody) melodies and textures CD $10 SKU:22186

WINTER, EDGAR - TELL ME IN A WHISPER The solo Albums -4 CD BOX Label:CHERRY RED BOOKLET CONTAINS RARE SLEEVES AND MEMORABILIA Edgar Winter is one of rock’s aristocrats. Ever since he first burst into focus at the start of the 1970s, the multi-instrumentalist has been renowned for his individuality combined with a commercial intelligence – he has achieved success, but always on his own terms. CD $25 SKU:24003

GROOVE CLUB 4-SINN SISAMOUTH- (60/70s Cambodian garage psych)Label:LION The first official reissue of these recordings since their initial release as singles. Comes with an 8-page full-color booklet with info and photos supplied by Sinn Sisamouth’s family. Cambodian garage psych music from the late '60s and early 70’s, is some of the strangest music you will ever hear: amazing garage psych excursions with brilliant farfisa keyboards and wah wah fuzz guitar topped off with fascinating Cambodian vocals, all heavily influenced by American and British music of the era. Primal versions of rock 'n' roll, surf, and R'n’B — sometimes all in one song!” COMP LP $28 SKU:23993

BLISS Return to Bliss(Excellent 1969 HARD PSYCH) Label:VOID Arizona power-trio Bliss' second album, previously unreleased. How can that be, you ask? During the making of the classic eponymous Bliss LP (released on Canyon in 1968/69), the band recorded two LP's at once—the second was never released, until now. Raw, heavy power trio action from Arizona (Brad Reed, Rusty Martin and Corky Aldred), very powerful indeed; producer, as on the Canyon LP, was Hadely Murrell. Some feel that ‘Hippies, Cops And A Bunch Of Rocks’ and ‘Music Train’ are destined to become classics of the psychedelic genre. LP $16 SKU:19257

CITY BLUES - Blues For Lawrence Street (Ultra-rare private garage blues 67)-Label:VOID RECORDS (USA Ultra-rare private garage blues LP from the Los Angeles area (released on Nouveau Records in 1967); reminds many of early Quicksilver Messenger Service, specifically the 1966 pre-Cipollina lineup as heard on the Groucho releases. Trebly guitars, wailing harmonica, etc. One of the rarest California private LPs with originals virtually non-existent and fetching large sums. Limited to 500 copies." As Bob Lescher recalled, "I got mad at Dick and threw a harmonica at him. My patience was pretty short in those days. Lucky that he ducked. It left a hole in the acoustics on the wall of the studio. The final track, 'Smokestack Lightning,' is about twelve minutes long with all sorts of noddling going on. It was our take on Butterfield's East-West." LP $17 SKU:16353

CONJERTI, MORREALE & DIBLEY"-Earth Free (1970’s IYL Neil Young,CSNY-Label:VOID An album that has the unfinished feel of a demo record (which is good), a bit like Merrell Fankhauser's “Fapardokly” LP from 5 years earlier—except the main influence here is early Neil Young. The main appeal to present-day listeners will be the minor key acoustic guitar strumming that makes it a folk record, and the minimal but effective lead guitar that fleshes out the songs and gives them an unusual edge. The lyrics wont appeal to modern-day cynics, but the youthful, melancholic delivery gives them a depth beyond the misleading, easy-listening label assigned to this reissue. The title track is a simple but effective paean to natural beauty that closes the record in a satisfying manner. Comparable records in terms of feel would include the likes of Fenner, Leland & O'Brien, Dave Lamb & Gye Whiz, Songs of David Lewis, etc - if any of those appeal, then this record will also. Lysergia review: “Recently discovered Christian hippie 1970s folk/rock LP with a nice, loose vibe. Sound is typical for the style, rooted in a melodic CSNY sensibility, recalling Stills' melancholic moves in particular. I also catch an Eastcoasty "Big Pink" vibe here and there. Opening track is deceptively soft and poppy, after which the LP gradually increases its depth, ending up with some truly great numbers that rate alongside the best of the genre. Vocals are not remarkable but fit the overall reflective mood well, while the band plays loose (sometimes very loose) and laidback, with a bass unusually high in the mix for added groove. Comparisons made to Kansas City Jammers are useful, if you imagine this LP as the dark mirror image of the upbeat KCJ.” LP $18 SKU:23988

CONTENTS ARE -Four Each Other (Iowa legends of psych gem 1969) -Label:ALONA’S DREAM A lost late ’60’s psych gem produced by studio legend Jerry Milam. Classic midwestern American psychedelic rock from Iowa legends The Contents Are. Recorded in 1969 at Golden Voice Recording Co. South Pekin, IL and unreleased until 2017. LP $21 SKU:23989

DARK -Dark Cross the Ages (One of THEE greatest guitar-heavy psych records in the world) DBLLabel:VOID One of THEE greatest guitar-heavy psych records in the world, “Dark Round the Edges” was originally issued in an edition of around 50 copies, mostly for friends, family, and the odd record company. Its reputation has since blossomed into something resembling a redwood, or perhaps an original Van Gogh. This album is a holy grail for lovers of fuzz-driven hard rock, and has been the most sought-after privately pressed LP on the planet. We bring you a double-vinyl reissue of this classic, an album beloved by heads & cosmic couriers around the world for its great songwriting, terrific instrumental workouts, and mysterious vibe. ZERO TIME IS NOW. What about that second LP? To make things even better, here’s something you didn’t know: the original lineup of Dark performed their 1972 recordings live for the last time on 19 Oct 2011. Now for the first time, those recordings tracks are available, appropriately coupled with the mega-iconic album “Dark Round the Edges”. Incredibly limited. Blink and they’ll be gone for good LP $28 SKU:23990

MICHAEL ANGELO- ST AKA The Guinn Album (lost 70s psych pop classic) 180 gram Label:VOID This lost classic finally gets its first vinyl reissue, pressed on 180g virgin vinyl. A haunting collection of autoharp-led pop songs, boasting strong melodies and powerful electric guitar, it has become one of the best-loved hippie rock albums of its era and is guaranteed to delight all fans of soft psychedelia LP $17 SKU:23991

ORFEUS -Lying to the Wall (Rare 1973 Kentucky harcdore/prog) Label:VOID 1973 Ultra Rare and nearly impossible to find local Kentucky Hardrock Progressive LP with a nice mix of originals and covers and housed in superb fantasy art cover. LP $19 SKU:22510

PALMER, JOHN -SHORELINES (exquisitely brooding Bill Fay-esque introspection, featured in Patrick Lundborg's top ten reissues)Label:VOID “Legendary Canadian downer folk psych from early '70s. John Palmer's Shoreline has been a massively rare LP since its release on the Celebration label way back when. Here is the LP in its entirety brought to you from John himself.. Includes insert with notes about each song by John Palmer. LP $17 SKU:23992

SEBASTIAN -Head Roach (1970 stoner -RAREST CANADIAN LP OF ALL TIME!)Label:VOID Collectors have whispered about owning an original in dark corners 3/28/2019around the globe, only to have their hopes dashed when no originals turn up. Along came Void with a legitimate vinyl reissue of one of the rarest Canadian albums of all time bar none. When originally issued way back in 1970, the album came with a coloring book to color in the roaches. Soon the cover was banned for it's drug implications making the original hideously rare. Void Records with Sebastian has released a 500 vinyl pressing. The cover, reproduced from the original is glossy and brilliant. A lyric sleeve has been added as a bonus. Songs include 'Let's Go To The Drug Store,' 'Toking Alone,' 'They Call Her Pig' and more. Acidy, druggie electric folk with a touch Of Zappaesque humor tossed in. LP $16 SKU:19259

TORMENTORS- Hanging Around (1967 us, groovy garage psych) Label:VOID Long awaited Void release of 67 California Garage folkadelia with some fuzz. Originals like the moody ‘Childhood Memories’ and the rocking ‘’Cause You Don't Love Me’ are highlights. Nice cover of the Beau Brummels but the rest are originals. This is mega rare as an original, and sought after the world over. We have used the exact cover design for this vinyl reissue. 700 Press. Full color cover + heavy vinyl.” "A truly experimental psych/rock/pop album from 1967. Featuring some very good garage, psych, and British Invasion sounds. Fuzzed out guitar, great vocal harmonies, and some really bizarre background sounds." $ LP $16 SKU:15680

UNKNOWN ARTIST -The BECK STUDIO ACETATE 1969-Label:SEELIE COURT (UK) Cut in Northampton’s Beck studios circa 1969 and thought to be connected to Axe’s lead guitarist, this band remain completely unknown — only one battered acetate exists which has been held in a private collection for decades. It has track titles but no band name, with all research drawing blanks. Regardless, this is arguably the finest example of blistering underground heavy prog jamming ever graven in acetate or vinyl. And the band are at the top of their game: this is not a dodgy private press, it’s the real mccoy — a band that’s honed a perfect organic sound, with fantastic interplay, male and female vocal leads, and a guitarist completely on fire, possibly Axe’s Anthony Barford (RIP) as theorised by Dark’s Steve Giles… but we can’t be sure. Four long tracks. If you like Uriah Heep, May Blitz, and a touch of Jefferson Airplane, you need this. The final track is a space ballad with the girl on lead vocal; she outclasses Grace Slick and Julie Driscoll. Fact. Ranks with Dark. Valued in excess of £10,000.” Limited to 500x copies LP $28 SKU:23994

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