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FADEAWAYS- Kicks and Chicks EP (Tokyo fuzz-a-rific monster! )Label:HIDDEN VOLUME Straight from the heart of Tokyo, it's the fuzz-a-rific sounds of Fadeaways! Hi-Vo drops a three-track monster on your head: the A-side crashes down with howling guitars and crazed vocals while the flip gives you two more killers! Limited to 150. (2017) 45 RPM $10 SKU:19144

GALILEO 7-CRUEL BIRD (60S STYLE garage-psych-pop)Label:STATE BW/ NOWHERE PEOPLE-The Galileo 7 roar back with two fiery sides of garage-psych-pop, presented in glorious small-screen mono. This double A-sided, AAA-rated slab of finely judged melodic noise could be from 1968 or 1978 Limited to 500. 45 RPM $6 SKU:17818

GREEN QUESTION MARK -PEGASUS(PSYCH)LTD ED GREEN VINYL-Label:MEGA DODO The Green Question Mark is a unique collaboration between four remarkable talents. Marrs Bonfire has been presenting the Smart Set radio show on BayFM since 2010. Besides being an ace presenter he's also a mean tub thumper and vocalist and has played with The Land Registry Office and The Inept. He's ably supported on his debut Extended Play release by the legendary Icarus Peel, who produced the record, the critically acclaimed Mordecai Smyth and the talented Chrystal Jacqueline. Together they are The Green Question Mark. This 7-inch EP offers 15 minutes playing time. Not only does the EP come in a specially commissioned psychedelic sleeve, it's pressed on unique green vinyl and is limited to only 250 numbered copies. As an extra bonus you also get a free download of all four classic psyche tracks in either hi-resolution FLAC format or MP3. The EP opens with a majestic reading of the Rolling Stones classic 'She's A Rainbow' and is followed by a psyched up version of the rare Syd Barrett song 'Lucy Leave'. Side two opens with a galloping version of the Hollies' psychedelic classic 'Pegasus'. We close the EP with a rocking take on Grapefruit's wonderful 'Elevator'. if you're not too psyched out by the end why not flip the disc over for a repeat dose of definite satori full on psychic clairvoyance. 45 RPM $14 SKU:19118

JULY-CAN I GO BACK AGAIN (UK '60s psych legends)SAALE -Label: FRUITS DE MER The UK's '60s psych legends return with a fabulous and mesmerizing 7-inch! TRACKS: 1. Can I go back again 2. Can I go back again (demo)45 RPM $10 SKU:17787

LUCK OF EDEN HALL-THE END OF THE LANE/BLOWN TO KINGDOM COME (NEO PSYCH)Label: MEGA DODO Neo-psychedelic rock band The Luck Of Eden Hall has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene since the 1990s. The band's 'The End Of The Lane' pays tribute to the classic psych singles of yore, featuring lush guitars, plenty of echo on the vocals, the warm sound of the mellotron and a rhythm section with an uncanny gift for melodic fills. 'The End Of The Lane' is a song that was inspired by Neil Gaiman's book 'The Ocean At The End Of The Lane'. Mr. Gaiman himself created a drawing for the front cover of this single. Limited to 150 copies on BLACK VINYL. 45 RPM $15 SKU:19119

MYSTIC BREW -DON'T YOU WANT TO STAY (RUSSIAN 60s garage style)Label:SOUNDFLAT MYSTIC BREW is a five piece band from Samara, Russia influenced by '60s garage and psychedelic obscurities. These young garage purveyors were infected with '60s sounds in their teenage years already and ever since they have been enjoying the sounds of bands like THE SEEDS, THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR ELEVATORS, THE MUSIC MACHINE, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND and also the '80s garage revival with huge passion. 45 RPM $8 SKU:17955

AFTER ALL - ST (TRIPPY 70s PSYCH)Label:GEAR FAB The largely unknown buy trippy psychedelic 1970 classic recorded in Nashville. Outstanding and haunting organs with a tinge of CSN&Y and Van Morrison inlfuence. CD $10 SKU:18836

APHRODITE'S CHILD - It’s Five O Clock (1969 pop psych)Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA (Korea) The first single, ‘Let Me Love, Let Me Live,’ released in October 1969, made it to a number one position in the French charts, but it was the B-side ‘Marie Jolie’ that was most popular in the rest of Europe. The title track ‘It's Five O'clock’ quickly followed the same path; released in December 1969, it did well in the charts of many European countries. Dream-like, baroque, carefully crafted pop/psych with English lyrics, in some ways very much in the style of English bands of the era, but with that little twist that makes it very special; three bonus tracks include rare singles; lyrics and photos too in the 16-page booklet. CD $10 SKU:18951

BACHS - Out of the Bachs ( 60s psych punk ) -Label:GEAR FAB Original of this was release in 1968 and is one of the rarest 6o’s garage/psych LP from the 6o’sUS underground. A Chicago-based jangle guitar/psych with gorgeous aching vocals,masterful guitar work CD $10 SKU:4037

BIG BOY PETE-Return to Catatonia (60s trippy psych) -Label:GEAR FAB Yes, the Bad Boy from Norwich, UK that recorded a ton of very psychedelic material on his own between 1966-1969.Big Boy Pete was truly a Pioneer of the English Freakbeat scene. England's best kept secret!! The CD version of the Tenth Planet LP released in 1998. Includes all the original artwork and liners by David Wells CD $10 SKU:19612

BILLY BOND Y LA PESADA- Volumen 3-4 (heavy psych 1972)- Label:CLOUD FOREST A wildly eclectic brew of driving heaviness, looser trippiness, and even some delicate moments from Billy Bond -- a more freewheeling and ambitious mix of post psychedelic wildness from Brazil's Billy Bond & co! Volume 3 from 1972 is made up of 2 lengthy suites, " Lado 1 -- Acustico" and "Lado 2 -- Eectrica Camplementaria". The former is surprisingly lean in spots, with some folky psychedelia in the blender. The latter is full of abrupt, dramatic stop-start dynamics. Volume 4 from '73 includes "No Nos Paran Mas", "Hacia Algun Lugar", Gracias Al Cielo", "Estamos Hartos", "Ano 1939", "Algo Esta Por Suceder" and more. This one is more of a wild and wooly rock & roll set, and a deliciously unpredictable one! CD $10 SKU:7409

BILLY BOND Y LA PESADA- VOL 1 and 2 & Rocks Blues Rocks Rocks (heavy psych 1972) - Label:CLOUD FOREST A wildly eclectic brew of driving heaviness, looser trippiness, and even some delicate moments from Billy Bond -- a more freewheeling and ambitious mix of post psychedelic wildness from Brazil's Billy Bond & co! Volume 3 from 1972 is made up of 2 lengthy suites, " Lado 1 -- Acustico" and "Lado 2 -- Eectrica Camplementaria". The former is surprisingly lean in spots, with some folky psychedelia in the blender. The latter is full of abrupt, dramatic stop-start dynamics. Volume 4 from '73 includes "No Nos Paran Mas", "Hacia Algun Lugar", Gracias Al Cielo", "Estamos Hartos", "Ano 1939", "Algo Esta Por Suceder" and more. This one is more of a wild and wooly rock & roll set, and a deliciously unpredictable one! CD $10 SKU:18947

BLEU FOREST - ICHIBAN Live At Jimmies (1967 summer of love!) - Label:GEAR FAB The very first recordings by the BLEU FOREST happened after they played a show at the "Hey You Coffeehouse" in Ventura, CA. Jimmie Haskell decided to have them come to Hollywood and record on the spot at his place. His intention was to capture how the band sounded live, and this is what you get in Ichiban: Two mics, the band, a recording machine, no retakes, spontaneity and raw energy, a time-capsule direct From Jimmie's place in 1967. The sound and the style reminiscent of what was happening in San Francisco around 1966/1967 is captured in these recordings. ichiban mirrors the pinnacle days at Haight-Ashbury, echoes of the summer of love, "Turn on, tune in, drop out"! CD $10 SKU:19325

BULLDOG BREED - Made in England ( 60s UK psych w bonus tracKs NEW LO PRICE -Label:(UK) LION Orig. rel. in 1969 on Deram. Official rel. of one of the best late 60’s UK sike lp’s. w. members of PLEASE, NEON PEARL and the FLIES. Original stereo master tapes. Complete with incredibly rare 1969 Deram single 'Portcullis gate' / 'Halo in my hair' as 2 bonus tracks.Sleevenotes and previously unseen photos. CD $12 SKU:3843

CHAPLIN HARNESS - II (60s psych)Label:GEAR FAB Off the master tapes, their follow-up lp to their self-titled album in 1969 recoded at Mod Sound Studios. Featuring the beautiful female vocals of Geri Mingori, more great late 60s Psychedelic music with distorted guitars and heavy organ. CD $10 SKU:12224

CHIRCO - Visitation (1972 fuzz guitar)-Label:GEAR FAB This 1972 rock opera LP was first released in Denver, Colorado but recorded in New York City and Connecticutt. It is full of fuzz guitar, fine vocals, and outstanding vibes.
CD $10 SKU:18870

COSMIC MICHAEL-ST PLUS After A While -BOTH lps on digipack (rare 60s mayhem ) - Label:GEAR FAB One of the strangest albums you will ever hear. In 1969 and 1970, Cosmic Michael released two bizzare albums of unknown origin. A cross between A CId Symphony & The Unfolding!! CD $10 SKU:13697

DIAMONDHEAD- ST (1971 Denver West Coast Pop Art Experimental member) - Label:GEAR FAB An entire album's worth of unreleased material from 1971 from this Denver-based band. Featuring Bob Yeazel, former member of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Superband, and Beast CD $10 SKU:19636

DRYWATER - Backbone of the Nation *(Ultra rare 60s garage psych)-Label:GEAR FAB 24Page Digipak with lots of band photos!! THIS Ultra-Rare (R6-Only 30 pressed) Garage/Psych record from a small rural Pennsylvania band first saw the light of day last year on vinyl from Time-Lag. Now the band members have licensed us the exclusive rights for compact disc release on Gear Fab inclusive e of 2 previously unreleased tracks!! Featuring fuzzed out guitar, luxurious 12 string guitar and driving drumming!! CD $10 SKU:19186

ELLIE POP- St (70s psych pop)- Label:World Psychedelia Definitely a pop/psychedelic classic-in-waiting, whose time has perhaps finally come; great songs right from the start, all oozing Beatles harmonics, with tracks such as 'Some Time Ago' and 'Caught In the Rain' especially thick with Beatles influence (thus explaining their appearance on the "Pepperisms" compliation CD $10 SKU:4132

ELLISON-St(amazing 70s heavy psych)Label:GEAR FAB Reissue of one of all time's best HEAVY-PSYCH albums. One and only lp recorded in 1971. From the original mastertapes. Soundquality is beyond belief! CD $10 SKU:18835

EYES THE - ARRIVAL OF THE EYES Complete ( 60s garage ) 24 page booklet SALE -Label:Lion (canada ) Contains all the bands output-released and unreleased-including demo versions, alternates, and the entire Pupils Tribute To The Rolling Stones exploitation album from 1966 as a bonus. Fat 24-page booklet is packed with zippy notes on the band, photos, and pages from the bands own fan-club pamphlet. IMPORT CD $14 SKU:4941

FAPARDOKLY- ST (60s pop, jangly folk-rock, psych)-Label:GEAR FAB Fapardokly is probably regarded as the most important release in Merrell Fankhausers long career, and an absolute collectors item. The band recorded about 30 tracks in a small studio in Palmdale, California, from 1965 to 1967, when the owner of the studio decided to release an album with some of these tracks. With such different recording dates, you find here different sounds..organ-ized 60s pop, jangly folk-rock, psychedelia. CD $10 SKU:18663

HMS BOUNTY - THINGS ( 60s Flower power psych)Label:GEAR FAB One of the all-time 60s classics, coming out from the California desert of Antelope Valley where HMS leader Merrell Fankhauser lived for a couple of years. This was released on Uni in late 1968, and gosh its a killer!!!! Flower power psychedelia, great all original songs, this is one of these albums you shouldnt miss under any circumstance. CD $10 SKU:18664

HORDE - Press Button Firmly (mid sixties rare garage ) w 4 bonus tracks -Label:BREAK-A-WAY Rarest 60s garage album by North Carolina students from early 1967. Painstakingly remastered at KSL. Undoubtedly the most exciting mid sixties garage album to be recently discovered in the genre, is that by The Horde from North Carolina. The existence of this self produced album came to collectors ears and eyes only about a year ago. It was recorded more or less accidently in early 1967, released in a micro quantity of only 25 copies and among the local US garage albums of the decade it is one of the few eclectic examples with all the ingredients that makes it outstanding compared with the usual prep-school albums of the time. It contains a blend of exciting originals and well chosen, inspired covers, played in a raw, crude and frantic style. If ever it were true that the over-used assertion that a band's cover versions measured up to the originals, then it is true of The Horde. Why? These five 19-20 year old students from all over the United States did not only blaze a trail for 60s rock in then conservative North Carolina, they also had a general attitude that finds its origins in the young peoples mindset of the mid-sixties that put them outside of the local mainstream and gained them a sort of regional underground popularity. CD has 4 bonus tracks. CD $14 SKU:15346

HUMAN EXPRESSION- Love At Psychedelic Velocity ( 60s psych ) - Label:CICADELIC "In 1966, four high school students from the Los Angeles suburbs formed The Human Expression, and by January 1967, their first single, 'Love At Psychedelic Velocity' b/w 'Every Night', was released to an unsuspecting public. It was a dazzling, driving, opus of mind-bending sounds, and a harbinger of things to come. Their second single, 'Optical Sound' b/w 'Calm Me Down', released in the 'Summer Of Love', was a two-sided tour de force, with brooding introspective lyrics by lead singer, Jim Quarles. The Human Expression's edgy bad boy image was the antithesis of the 'flower-children' image so prevalent for groups in 1967. The Human Expression's third single was 'Sweet Child Of Nothingness', written by Mars Bonfire, who offered the band another new song, 'Born To Be Wild.' Quarles thought the lyrics trite, and since he was the lead singer, the band rejected the song, even before Steppenwolf recorded it. Nevertheless, the three singles The Human Expression released during their short-lived career, would burnish their reputation as one of the finest garage bands to emerge from the mid-60s Los Angeles music scene. Compiled on this CD are all the surviving demos and tapes of The Human Expression, along with rare band memorabilia, and demos by Quarles from 1965 (recorded just before The Human Expression)." CD $14 SKU:11740

JUAN DE LA CRUZ-HEMIG NATIN(GREAT 70S GARAGE PSYCH from the Philippines)Label:VICOR First release of this essential album (1973) by hard-rock powerhouse power trio (a band, not a man) from the Philippines, who flourished in the 1970s-their first studio only album .Includes the garage-psych great, I Wanna Say Yeah. CD $10 SKU:1959

LEMON DROPS -Sunshower Flower Power Midwest Psych ) DBL -Label:CICADELIC RECORDS Some of the best droning, fuzz-guitar laced heavy psych of the late 1960’s that’s what we heard when we played the first disc of this terrific double-disc set, compiled and assembled over the course of two years from master tapes. On the other hand, the label says: "The Lemon Drops were pioneers of a psychedelic flower-power sound in and around the Chicago suburbs in 1967. The mastermind behind their music was Rembrandt Records' owner, Reggie Weiss. The first song he wrote for The Lemon Drops was inspired by the effects of a LSD trip and titled 'I Live In The Springtime.' Long recognized as a classic example of psychedelic folk-rock, 'I Live In The Springtime,' has appeared on the Rhino Nuggets box set, Pebbles Volume Eight, Chicago Garage Band Greats, and many other compilations. In addition to the shimmering splendor of 'I Live In The Springtime,' The Lemon Drops left behind a great legacy of music during their brief two-year tenure. Included on this two CD set are many previously unreleased recordings (including two different versions of 'I Live In The Springtime') and a twelve page booklet with extensive liner notes and band memorabilia." We might also add this: great tracks by hard luck psychedelic band; the band's only issued 45 ‘I Live In The Springtime’, has a strong melody that suggested that better things lay ahead.... but as it turned out, none of the band’s other recording sessions were released on record until the mid-eighties on the Cicadelic label; the Lemon Drops recorded a second 45, the hard rockin' ‘It Happens Everyday’, b/w ‘Alone’, at the RCA Studios in Chicago, but it was never released. They then worked on an ambitious new project with tablas, flowery harmonies and numerous special effects the master tapes from this session are included here; by chance, the band played their tape to Buena Vista Productions who offered to put up $250,000 to promote the group: Obviously the band were thrilled, and they recorded a plethora of new songs in Chicago's Sound Studios during November and December 1968; ironically, these efforts too proved to be in vain, for the owner of Buena Vista died in his sleep and the deal was cancelled! Devastated the band split up for good. Any way you slice it (sorry!), this is a reissue that is well worth the money. CD $15 SKU:19792

LITTER- $100 Fine (60's garage psych classic) -Label:ARF ARF 1968 classic garage lp w/ unre demos. 20 page booklet The 1968 follow up to their stunning debut, Distortions, finds the Litter heading into psychedelic territory with a stunning remake of 'Kaleidoscope' as well as their first original songs on record. An early version of '(Under The Screaming Double) Eagle' shows the direction that guitarist Zippy Caplan was heading with his future band Lightning. CD $10 SKU:487

LITTER- Distortions (60's garage psych)NUGGETS style - Label:ARF ARF 1966 classic garage lp w/ unre demos.20 page booklet if you like 'garage' music / 60s punk-psychedelia at all this is a must-have. Two stand-out tracks. Action Woman, an original, also available on the Nuggets anthology, is one of the great lost rock singles. Had there been any justice it would have / could have been a top ten hit. CD $10 SKU:488

LONDON DRI - Western Skies LOS ANGELES PSYCHEDELIC 1967-69 8-page booklet with history by Mike Dugo & pics -Label:BREAKAWAY ondon Dri had it all: From garage-rock to classic US psychedelia to UK styled Mod/psych. Finally here’s the band’s legacy—11 killer tracks in their distinctive London Dri style. CD $14 SKU:16371

QUAD - ST (Sun Dial psych ) Label:LION "Comparable to the work of close peer Sonic Boom in Spectrum and EAR, Quad stretch out and dive deep over three long tracks... Very different from Sun Dial's fuzz-heavy psych rock, the meditative, ind-altering nature of 'Temple,' Projection,' and the side-long 'Revisitation Mantra' come closer to Ramon's work with astral explorers Coil, while also sounding distinctly ahead of their time." —Shindig! Magazine (latest issue, review of Sulatron LP edition)

The material recorded by Sun Dial approximately between 1990-1997 under their alter-ego QUAD has been among the most elusive prizes for fans of psychedelia, as it was issued many moons ago as an extremely limited LP in a clear plastic sleeve. It is an album certainly great enough to deserve such avid pursuit by fans of all sorts of psychedelia—mesmerizing, drugged-out and trippy at all times, with sitar and guitar floating in and out and up and down in the mix over some decidedly funky grooves. If there was ever music for dj’s to sample, and yet also for heads to enjoy at home, this is it! Quad started out as a Gary Ramon solo project, on which he worked with collaborators (including "Other Way Out" engineer Lee Allen) to try to develop a library of recordings devoted to electronic cosmic music. The main inspiration was the work of great electronic artists (who were still quite obscure in those days), such as Silver Apples, Tony Conrad, Terry Riley, Pierre Henry, Roland Kovac and improvisational bands including Amon Duul, Siloah—and of course Kraftwerk, Ash Ra Tempel and German bands on the Cosmic Courier, Ohr and Brain labels. CD $10 SKU:5233

SPRIGUNS-TIME WILL PASS(1976 Brit folk rock)Label:ESOTERIC So, you love English folk/rock, but you’ve never heard of Spriguns? Don’t feel bad... Many people outside of England don’t know this group, or their singer, Mandy Morton, even though in her homeland she is considered on a par with such well-known English female folk singers as Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention), and Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span). Formed in 1972, the band was originally known as Spriguns of Tolgus and were formed by Mike and Mandy Morton. The band’s debut album was produced by Tim Hart of Steeleye Span and brought them to the attention of Decca Records for whom the album "Revel Weird and Wild” was recorded in 1976. By this time the band were known as Spriguns and had become more rock influenced. The album "Time Will Pass” followed in 1977 and was perhaps the band’s finest hour, with orchestral arrangements by Robert Kirby, famed for his work with Nick Drake. Perhaps not quite as rare as Mellow Candle’s sole Decca LP; even so, both Spriguns albums are in the same league musically as that of their Irish label-mates. Both of these Esoteric Recordings reissues have been newly remastered from the original Decca master tapes and include a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork. Two superb and often overlooked major label folk rock classics, now available at an affordable price. Morton’s voice is lovely and captivating, the songs lilting and Celtic-ish—if this is a sound you like, these albums are for you! CD $10 SKU:4780

TOMORROW- ST ( UK 60s flower-psych w.12 bonus cuts & a great booklet.)Label:EMI Classic UK flower-psych album from 1968. CD $15 SKU:533

WINTER , JOHNNY -BYrds Can’t Row Boats 65-68 DBL CD -Label:CICADELIC The Unreleased Masters Collection 1965-1968'. For the first time ever the crucial and most creative period of Johnny Winter's career is compiled on this 36-SONG, DOUBLE-CD set, covering the years 1965 to 1968. The sound Winter was creating during these three short years includes Byrds and Dylan influenced folk-rock, psychedelia, blues and hard rock. The sound is sourced from the original masters and first generation mix down tapes . No less than 20 of the 36 tracks are previously unreleased. Included is a 16-page booklet full of rare and never before seen Johnny Winter memorabilia such as handwritten letters, original sheet music, contracts and photos. CD $16 SKU:19763

WIZARD- The Original Wizard (rare heavy Florida rock 1971)-Label:GEAR FAB The rare and heavy rock 1971 LP from these Florida musicians that toured with some of the best known acts in 1970 & 1971 and played at the great Goose Lake Music Festival!! Plus their two songs from the rare and elusive 45. CD $10 SKU:18635

WIZARDS FROM KANSAS - ST(70’S PSYCH) Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA (Korea) A very welcome reissue of this excellent and unheralded album (Mercury, 1970) that has developed a big reputation and price tag over the past decade--and why not, as it's one of the best US psych albums around, with fine versions of classic songs like "High Flying Bird" and Buffy St. Marie's "Codeine," as well as excellent original compositions like "Misty Mountainside," "Country Dawn," and "She Rides With Witches." Includes keyboard help from MARK NAFTALIN from PAUL BUTTERFIELD's BLUES BAND (who remembers the record fondly), as well as additional aid from a cast of hemp pickers, superdooperchicks, and other friends. CD $10 SKU:13802

BACK FROM THE GRAVE- Vol 9 (and 10) ( 60s Garage/Punk ) - Label:CRYPT Grave LPs 9 & 10 on one monstrous 30-song, deluxe triple fold out digipac - with two 24-page full color booklets crammed with liner notes, band photos, label scans. The ultimate in 60s punk insanity! Balls-out, cruder-than-hell, RARER than hens teeth rawness - 13 of which are the ONLY copy in existence, 5 of which there are only 2 copies in existence! 30 cuts from WARLOCKS, RAEVINS, EMERALDS, WHY-NOTS, TURNCOATS, SHAKLES, KNOLL ALLEN & THE NOBLE SAVAGES, JAMES BOND & THE AGENTS, THE FOUR, ORPHANS, IT’S THEM, NOBODY’S CHILDREN, HOTBEATS, GMC & THE ARCELLS, HARD TIMES, JOHN ENGLISH III, EXPRESSIONS, plus more. COMP CD $19 SKU:16417

CRACK IN THE COSMIC EGG -Encyclopedia of Krautrock, Kosmische Musik & Other Progressive (CD-ROM) comes in a DVD case)Label:ULTIMA THULE (UK) Encyclopedia of Krautrock, Kosmische Musik & Other Progressive, Experimental & Electronic Musics From Germany (THULE 001CDROM): Written by Krautrock experts Alan and Steven Freeman, and previously published as a paperback book (long o/p), this is now available only in the somewhat archaic CD-ROM format! As the Freeman brothers say: “The Crack In The Cosmic Egg has been hailed by musicians as the most informative insight into German rock and related musics, endorsed by Faust's Jean-Hervé Peron, Amon Düül 2's Chris Karrer, really enthused about by Guru Guru's Mani Neumeier. The book version, first published in December 1996, has been out-of-print for a while now, and is now becoming quite a collectable. We described the book version as the definitive encyclopedia of Krautrock, Kosmische Musik and all things weird and wonderful from Germany. It contained 1177 entries (Krautrock bands, soloists, etc.), 2500 albums (including musician details), plus non-LP singles, compilation contributions, as well as two 16-page picture sections, including many rare photos, 150+ LP covers. In its pages were histories, biographies, reviews, discographies, articles on major scenes, indices, etc. Well over 4,000 copies were sold! Over ten years on from the book, and with six or more years of intensive research, the revised PC CD-Rom edition has become an enormous beast. Almost everything you ever wanted to know. An interactive off-line web site of HTML pages, with lots of extras, like color photos of everything we could get our hands on, as well as rare adverts, posters, gig photos, etc. There are even some choice exclusive music samples (3 hours) and videos! Everything that can be revised and updated has been, and there so many additional entries, you wouldn't believe you could fit so much on one disc!" PC CD-ROM requires HTML browser.” COMP CD $12 SKU:19056

PSYCHEDELIC CROWN JEWELS-VOL 3 (previously unrel. obscure 60s garage with 10 page booklet) Label:GEAR FAB Yes, as promised, our third installment of this great series chock full of never before released or compiled bands from 1965-1967. Fuzzed out guitars, wailing organs, and lots of teenage angst vocals, coupled with photos and bios of the bands. " A Barrage of Garage" for sure!! 28 Tracks, 75 minutes in all!! COMP CD $10 SKU:18620

PSYCHEDELIC CROWN JEWELS-VOL 2( previously unrel. obscure 60s garage with 10 page booklet) Label:GEAR FAB 29 tracks from 65-69 from bands never before heard!! Plus a 10 page full color booklet of who these bands were-right from the mouths of the band members themselves!! Includes 9 photos too!! 75 minutes in length. COMP CD $10 SKU:18621

SEARCHING FOR SHAKES- VA Swedish Beat 65- 68 (THE SWEDISH NUGGETS) - Label:Amigo "The Swedish Nuggets! Twenty-six killer tracks from The Friends, Lea Riders Group, The Namelosers, Tages, etc. Thankfully available again, expanded digital edition of the original LP release, no overlap with the Who Will Buy These Wonderful Evils series, liner notes by Alec Palao and Lindsay Hutton (Next Big Thing magazine). COMP CD $10 SKU:3401

THREE O CLOCK MERRIAN WEBSTER TIME - 22 Psychedelic Sounds from Texas. 66-68Label:CICADELIC RECORDS (USA) By the time 1966 ended, many of the groups in Texas that started out playing British Invasion and folk-rock music, were now immersing themselves in the newly emerging psychedelic music. The five groups that comprise this album reflect the changes that occurred during this period and four of them even changed their names to sound more psychedelic. The Nomads became Smoke, Carrols Mood became The Sights And Sounds, The New Imperials became The Front Page News, and The Boys became The Remaining Few. Represented by twelve tracks on this album, The Nomads/Smoke, started out playing folk-rock music, but by 1967 went psychedelic-as witnessed by their “freak-out” version of “My Little Red Book” replete with backwards tapes. “Carrols Mood” went from singing ballads to surreal songs such as “Mystical Bells”. The Front Page News went from the soul of “Baby Let Me Bang Your Box” to the fuzz drenched “Thoughts and Afterthoughts”. If the 13th Floor Elevators were the epitome of what a Texas psychedelic band was, then the groups on this album were not far behind in trying to emulate that state of existence. Here then are twenty-two tracks compiling the changes that occurred from late 1966 to 1968, when the Texas bands went metaphorically speaking from “Kool-Aid” to “Electric Kool-Aid Acid” COMP CD $10 SKU:13278

BONEHEAD FREAKS- VA 14 FEROCIOUS CRUNCHERS Ltd ed of 300 ..Label:BELTER AND VISCERAL HEAVY THUDDERS EXCAVATED FROM THE DOLDRUMS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN SUBURBAN WILDERNESS Belter Records is finally back under the 'Bonehead' banner, still crunching and ultimate, but no longer bound to any notion of a future series. Herein you will find an abundance of heavy psych monstrosities, numbskull shredders and dastardly inducements to follow Satan or in once instance, his direct opposite. It's loud, proud and hopefully great fun to enjoy while you attempt to keep control of your bladder functions. Limited to 300 copies only! COMP LP $28 SKU:18471

GREASED BUCKSKIN BELTERS- VA Label:BELTER 14 HIGH OCTANE AND FRENZIED TALES OF BOOZED UP HICKS, CHICKS, DROP OUTS AND SKUNKS SYPHONED FROM VARIOUS NORTH AMERICAN OIL DUMPS OF ILL-REPUTE' - Belter Records (known from the 'Bonehead Crunchers' and 'Ultimate Bonehead' series) has been rampaging obscure nooks and crannies of North America to uncover a selection of frenetic screamers and high velocity tales of hellraising and beer swilling with fast driving stoners trying to catch even faster moving girls. If you can imagine a rockabilly outgrowth updated through a grinder operated by Keith Richards and Rob Tyner, you have an idea of what to expect. This LP merges rock'n'roll, late garage and budding proto punk in an endless orgy of high energy stupidity. The contents are mainly from the late '60s and early '70s. Limited to 300 copies only! COMP LP $29 SKU:18472

KEYSTONE EFFECT VOL.1:1964-74 -14 LOST GARAGE & PSYCHEDELIC TRACKS FROM THE PENNSYLVANIAN UNDERGROUND'.-Label:FRANKLIN 14 LOST GARAGE & PSYCHEDELIC TRACKS FROM THE PENNSYLVANIAN UNDERGROUND'. A collection of obscure, forgotten or never released mid-'60s/early-'70s garage and psychedelic rarities from the Keystone state. Limited 300 copies only, so order fast! COMP LP $20 SKU:17888

MAGIC CUBE (10")- Early psych comp 10” lilac vinyl- OVERSTOCK SAALE !Label:FEED THE MIND RELEASED FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2017, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! - One of the earliest psychedelic compilations, and probably the strangest, is 'The Magic Cube', which appeared in 1982 as a limited edition 9-inch flexi-disc housed in a card envelope. When opened it unleashed a pop-up psychedelic cardboard cube. Purportedly the product of the same deranged collector mind who gave the world the first 'Acid Dreams' compilation, 'The Magic Cube' certainly contains some killer US '60s garage-/psych-punk. Now reissued in the original -but improved- packaging, and pressed on 10-inch soft lilac vinyl, 'The Magic Cube' awaits once again to pop up and plunge into your fragile eggshell mind. Limited to 1.000 copies. TRACKS: 1. Frontpage News - Thoughts 2. Bedlam Four - Hydrogen Atom 3. The Rising Storm - Frozen Laughter 4. Unrelated Segments - Cry Cry Cry 5. Painted Faces - I Lost You In My Mind 6. Children Of The Mushroom - You Can't Erase A Mirror 7. Burgundy Run - Stop! 8. Indian Puddin' And Pipe - Hashish 9. Kenny & His Friends - The Raven Pt. 1 COMP LP $20 SKU:18578

NEDERBEAT:BEAT,BLUF & BRANIE Vol 2 ( 60s Dutch LTd to 500 )DOUBLE LP RED VINYL Label:CONCERTO At record conventions, the singles and albums of Dutch beat groups from the '60s are still among the most sought after objects. This so-called Nederbeat offers a perfect musical reflection of the optimism and vitality of those years. The creme de la creme of this movement is featured in this excellent compilation series. Limited to 500 copies on red vinyl. COMP LP $32 SKU:17890

NEDERBEAT:BEAT,BLUF & BRANIE - Vol 5 (60s Dutch beat)Label:CONCERTO At record conventions, the singles and albums of Dutch beat groups from the '60s are still among the most sought after objects. This so-called Nederbeat offers a perfect musical reflection of the optimism and vitality of those years. The creme de la creme of this movement is featured in this excellent compilation series. Limited to 500 copies on blue vinyl. TRACKS: 01. The Skope - Be Mine Again 02. P & B Group - It's A Delusion 03. Names And Faces - Free Of Your Lies 04. James Mean - Keep Out 05. The Ripcords - Bus Stop 06. The Rascal Routs - Dum-Da-Di-Dum 07. René & His Alligators - She Broke My Heart 08. The Beat Buddies - I Don't Care 09. The Bumble Bees - Maybe Someday 10. The Coopers - Didn't I 11. The Caps - I Wanna Tell You (I'm So Glad) 12. The Sound Magics - When I Meet Her 13. The Toreros - Daddy Loves Grey 14. The Falcons - Louie Louie 15. P & B Group - Honey Bee 16. Names And Faces - Keep Smiling 17. The Rascal Routs - Someday (I'll Find A Love) 18. James Mean - Seeing Her 19. The Skope - From 20. The Ripcords - Cry 21. René & His Alligators - I Can Wait 22. The Bumble Bees - Girl Of My Kind 23. The Caps - You Better Go 24. The Sound Magics - Don't You Remember 25. The Falcons - I'm That Man COMP LP $32 SKU:17893

ARCESIA-Reachin' (rare 70’s private press acid-rock / pop, gatefold, w insert and lyrics -Label:GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN) A classic since year zero of rare record collecting, Reachin' Arcesia has always been the focus of many rumors and bizarre stories. Guerssen sets the record straight with this, the first ever legitimate reissue of this legendary album. John Arcesi was a veteran singer of the big band era who, in the early '70s, recorded a pop album with help from an anonymous hip studio musicians. The album was released in a private edition of 300 copies and most of them were given away to family and friends. In the late '80s, one of those copies was unearthed by record dealer Paul Major, who was one of the first people to appreciate the singularity of Reachin' Arcesia. Since then, the album, which mixes over-the-top crooner vocals with late '60s acid-rock and pop arrangements, has developed a reputation as a lounge-psych/real people masterpiece. Remastered and presented in a gatefold sleeve with the original artwork on the back and a new cover design on the front. Includes insert with lyrics. Features detailed liner notes and rare photos in the inner gatefold, telling the real story of John Arcesi. LP $19 SKU:16346

BIGFOOT - ST (late 60s PSYCH!) PURPLE Label:IT'S A GAS Psychedelic at heart, this self-titled work by Bigfoot brilliantly captures the spirit of the second half of the '60s. Edition on PURPLE VINYL. LP $24 SKU:18734

BLUE THINGS, THE- Blue Things Story Volume One - Label:CICADELIC "The Blue Things Story Volume One is back, originally issued in 1987, it has been out of print since 1989, now in a limited edition blue vinyl pressing of 600 copies. Also expanded to include a whooping nineteen tracks." LP $16 SKU:11361

COSMIC MICHAEL- St ( Ultra-crude basement garage psych and acid-boogie-blues from 1969 ) - Label:OUT-SIDER Ultra-crude basement garage psych and acid-boogie-blues from 1969!!! First ever vinyl reissue, original artwork, insert with reproduction of the original poster plus pasteable reproductions of original LP labels like those that came with the original release. Newly remastered sound

Who was the mysterious Cosmic Michael? Nobody knows for sure…rumour goes that he was a freak from New York who later relocated to the West Coast after living the Woodstock dream. That’s all we know about him. But before vanishing without trace, Cosmic Michael self-released a couple of primitive, home-made albums on his Bliss label. This is his first one, DIY stoner bluesy garage psychedelia with crude organ, guitars and vocals. Featuring underground classics like “Cosmic Michael Theme” (covered in 2013 by neo-psych band Psychic Ills) and “Now That You’ve found it” among others.. “One of the least “cosmic”-sounding cosmic LPs around, with a loose urban soundcheck vibe using equal parts Vox organ, piano and crude guitar, on top of which Michael semi-improvs lyrics to a steady basement boogie beat. An unusual LP that falls between any genres you can think up; The top attraction is Cosmic Michael’s “Theme” which describes in third person the acid-indulged transformation he’s undergone: “…some kind of chemical change is going on in poor Michael’s brain…” set to a rockin’ garage fuzz beat” - Patrick Lundborg (Acid Archives) “…Stoned '60s DIY rock 'n'roll. You can call it lo-fi or home made, but the message remains: Cosmic Michael preaches love and freedom, and he's a mean boogie-woogie player too. The songs run one after the other, as if part of one spontaneous recording …” - Forced Exposure. LP $19 SKU:16546

DEVIL’S KITCHEN- ST (SF 60s psych ) Label:LYSERGIC SOUND First ever release by DEVIL’S KITCHEN, perhaps the best of the greatly talented but “forgotten” bands from the legendary San Francisco psychedelic scene of the late 1960’s. This heavy guitar-powered psychedelic four piece band moved from their original Southern Illinois base to the Bay Area during The Summer Of Love. The band came to the attention of Bill Graham and Chet Helms in 1968 and was soon playing on a regular basis at The Fillmore West. A short time later Devil’s Kitchen became the house band at Helms’ Family Dog Ball-room on The Great Highway in San Francisco and remained there in that capacity from the spring of 1968 until the summer of 1970. Devil’s Kitchen played all the major venues in The Bay Area and Los Angeles during this time period, opening for and playing frequently with many very well-known bands, including The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Allman Brothers, Big Brother And The Holding Company with Janis, The Charlatans and many, many others. The band spurned a recording contract offer from Mercury Records in 1968, displeased with the lack of creative control offered them by the label. Consequently, they never released any recordings. There are eight original unreleased tracks on this album and all were taken from the original master tapes that were recorded in 1969 at The Family Dog Ballroom On The Great Highway in San Francisco and the Sierra Sound Recording Studio in Berkeley. The music has a great and unmistakable late 60’s acid-drenched West Coast guitar-driven blues-psych sound with snakey electric slide and roaring fuzz guitar throughout, provided by the talented Robbie Stokes who later went on to play with Quicksilver Messenger Service and appeared on Mickey Hart’s 1972 “Rolling Thunder” LP, just to mention two of his many musical credits. The discovery of these master tapes and this subsequent release of Devil’s Kitchen’s first full length album, more than forty years after the recordings were made, is an exciting find for the collectors of obscure 60’s psychedelia. How a great band like this remained under the radar and unreleased for all these years is mystifying. Limited pressing of 1,000 hand-numbered copies. Welcome again to the great San Francisco sound of the late 1960’s! LP $21 SKU:12995

DOUGLAS FIR - Hard Heartsingin (70s hard-driving psychedelic rock, heavy-blues ) - Label:OUT-SIDER (Spain) Reissue from the original masters of the one and only album by this great Pacific Northwest band. Recorded in 1970, it’s a mix of hard-driving psychedelic rock, heavy-blues and atmospheric ballads with big studio production. Flowing organs, powerful Doorsy vocals and hard-edged guitars. Nice orchestrations on some tracks which bring to mind Love’s “Forever Changes” or Johnny Rivers “Realization LP $17 SKU:16711

OBERON - Midsummer ( Brit hippie psych 1971 ) fold-out insert with extensive liner notes and rare pictures - Label:SOMMOR RECORDS (SPAIN) Sommor presents the first ever legitimate reissue of Oberon's A Midsummer's Night Dream, one the rarest psych-folk albums from the UK, originally released in 1971 in a private edition of 99 copies. Oberon consisted of seven young musicians who met while studying at Radley College in Oxford. Drawing upon such influences as Fairport Convention, The Pentangle, King Crimson, The Incredible String Band, and Sandy Denny, the group created a stunning piece of progressive folk. Fantastic sound and recording quality, killer flute, guitar, violin, haunting vocals, and medieval atmosphere. Now digitally remastered by band member and sound engineer Jeremy Birchall, the record sounds better than ever. Includes fold-out insert with extensive liner notes and rare pictures. LP $24 SKU:16380

POWELL ST. JOHN-Sultan Of Psychedelia (60s ACID ROCK )-Label:LYSERGIC SOUND DISTRIBUTORS (USA) Powell St. John is unquestionably one of the true founders and innovators of the acid rock sound. A listen here will leave no doubt as to why he has earned the title “Sultan Of Psychedelia”.Archival recordings of pure rootsy psychedelia by the obscure but iconic 1960’s Austin, Texas musician/songwriter who not only wrote the timeless rock classic 'Bye, Bye Baby,' but also four songs on the legendary first two 13th Floor Elevator albums, "Psychedelic Sounds” (1966) and “Easter Everywhere” (1967). LP $24 SKU:19460

RINGERS- Let Them Be Known (Obscure 60s L.A. garage ) Label:BREAK AWAY Euro release. 10 Track collection of significant, obscure 1965/1966 garage beat from Los Angeles, including rare 45s and great sounding unreleased tracks. Detailed 4-page insert with complete history and rare pictures. Featuring drummer BILL LYNN, who also played with Elvis Presley. LP $ SKU:7536

TROYES-Love Comes, Love Dies: The Troyes Complete recordings (1966-68) ESSENTIAL MICHIGAN GARAGE PSYCH)-Label:LION Essential Michigan garage/psych! Propelled by their local chart-topper 'Rainbow Chaser,' Battle Creek quintet The Troyes entered the orbit of bandleader Ray Anthony (“Dragnet”, “Peter Gunn”), laying down a multitude of fuzztone laced tracks throughout 1966-1967 that, save for one 7” release on his Space Records label, remained unreleased on vinyl—until now.

The Troyes exploded onto the music scene with 'Rainbow Chaser'. Sensing a new phenomenon, famed bandleader Ray Anthony signed the group to his new rock label Space Records. His faith in the band was so big that nearly two albums worth of material were recorded at United Sound (Detroit). Unfortunately, only two singles were issued. Far-out psychedelia, unhinged fuzz and farfisa garage, moody haunting sounds, face melters (check out 'Corn Flake')—it's all here. Rare photos, radio surveys, newspaper articles, Troyes memorabilia, and the story of a band that could have been big.

“Dare I say, even far better than the oft-lauded, collectible brigade of both reissued and unissued ‘60s LPs. The Bachs? The Dimensions? The Tempos? The Rising Storm? Public Nuisance? Sorry. This Troyes disc trumps them all.” —“Moptop” Mike Markesich, Ugly Things

"Had a Troyes LP come out in 1967, it would be well ensconced today as one of the Top 5 best from the era" —Ugly Things

"'Take 'Morning of the Rain' as a starting point: not satisfied with a ferociously twisted Dave Davies-aping "metal riff" they subject you to a blazing torrent of fuzztone and a growl of feedback topped with sinister Farfisa tones—a hundred Nuggets sets are woefully bereft of this unissued scorcher." —Shindig!

•"Essential? You bet." —Shindig!

•Masters meticulously prepared and cut for vinyl.

•Comes in deluxe tip-on jacket, including photos, newspaper articles, and the story of a band that could have been big.

•Edition of 500x copies

Track List:
Side One:
1. Rainbow Chaser (Unedited Version)
2. The Good Night
3. Morning Of The Rain
4. Tomorrow
5. I Don’t Need You
6. Someday You’ll See My Side

Side Two:
1. Love Comes Love Dies
2. Blanket Of My Love
3. Mari
4. I’m Gone
5. Turn Around 6. Jezebel

Side Three:
1. Help Me Find Myself
2. Rainbow Chaser (Alternate Version)
3. Why (45 version)
4. I Don’t Need You (Backing Track)
5. You Mind Is Showing
6. Tomorrow (Demo Version)

Side Four:
1. Change About
2. I Know Different
3. She Said To Me
4. Why (Alternate Version)
5. Rainbow Chaser (45 version)
6. Corn Flake LP

$29 SKU:19142

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