Posted on October 13, 2017
Happy weekend my little cupcakes,we’ve got a TON of fantastic titles in for you, including a big shipment from our friends at OFF THE HIP in Australia. PLUS a tasty batch of discount VINYL too.
As always,check the $5 and UNDER and the $5-$10 section for additions, always new stuff there!
And if you missed an update due to a vacation, we post the last 3 on the front page of our store.
BACK IN - The wildly popular TROYES LP sold out fast, we got some more copies for you guys!
TROYES- Love Comes, Love Dies: The Troyes Complete recordings (1966-68) DOUBLELP 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 LP $29 SKU:19142
NEW AUSTRALIAN IMPORT CDS
AND VIEW all of our titles from the legendary Aussie label OFF THE HIP
CASINO, JOHNNY'S EASY ACTION-COWBOYS AND INDIANS (Aussie rock and roll)EPLabel:OFF THE HIP Aanother powerful example of great rock'n'roll. Spawned from rock's roots, but without ever sounding retro, this album - like all JOHNNY CASINO recordings - is a party starter! Johnny Casino's easy action features members of ASTEROID B-612, THE EGOS, import CD $6 SKU:19207
CASINO,JOHNNY AND THE SECRETS-TAKE ME DOWN TO YOUR RIVER EP-Label:OFF THE HIP WITH 2 NON LP TRACKS. This seasoned Australian rocker is at the top of his game, adding blasts of horns to his ever maturing songwriting and production, as well as his ever present flailing guitar work. Australian import
CD $6 SKU:19209
GOLDEN RAIL - TRAILS FROM NOWHERE (classic rock/pop 60s 70s style) Label:OFF THE HIP The album has a classic rock/pop combination of guitars, bass and drums with some generous harmonies and occasional keyboard flourishes. It's a reading of 60's and 70's po CD $12 SKU:19149
GRINDING EYES -ST-(60s acid- flashback psych)Label:OFF THE HIP Sydney’s version of a reallyfucking awesome garage-infused pysch band. With membersHailing from The Mess Hall and Treatment you might call Grinding Eyes somewhat of a local supergroup, and with the unity of Krautrock, Shoegaze, grunge and 60s acid- flashback - psychedelia, you could very well say Grinding Eyes area supergroup of genres’ Heavy Mag 2017CD $12 SKU:19180
JULIETTE SEIZURE & THE TREMOR-DOLLS- Seizure Salad (punk 60s girl group style)-Label:OFF THE HIP Juliette Seizure & the Tremor-Dolls are a six-piece band from Australia. They have set out to be a blend of first wave punk and 60s girl-groups, taking the brattiness of the Zeros and the diabetes-inducing sweetness of the Chiffons to make a mutant creation for fans of The Muffs, Nikki and The Corvettes, Tina & the Total Babes and anyone who likes their powerpop with a healthy dose of punk. Tremor-Dolls have combined all of their favourite elements like distorted guitars, three-part harmonies, matching outfitsand synchronized dance moves, to inject a bit of fun and silliness into their live show as well as their recordings. Juliette Seizure & the Tremor-Dolls entered the ring in 2014 and have been searching Australian venues for the most generous rider ever since.!
CD $12 SKU:19184
LOS CHICOS- 10 Years Of Shakin' Fat And Launchin' Shit - IMPORT Label:OFF THE HIP Spains number one party machine CD $8 SKU:19233
MASS CULT SUICIDE ST (GARAGE FROM MELBOUNE)IMPORT Label:OFF THE HIP Garage from MelbourneCD $8 SKU:19231
MOLTEN UNIVERSE-NO LOVE AROUND (EX LIME SPIDER GARAGE ROCK )EPLabel:OFF THE HIP MOLTEN UNIVERSE hails from Sydney, Australia and plays a heavy brand of garage rock, similar in vein to Australian legends THE LIME SPIDERS' early 7-inch output. Not surprising really when three members of MOLTEN UNIVERSE cut their teeth in that seminal OZ band! Perverted lyrics with a heavy sound; is it any wonder there's 'No Love Around'5 non album tracks from ex-lime spiders. CD $6 SKU:19208
NATURALS -ST (60s vibe KINKS,BEATLES STYLE) Label:OFF THE HIP Their 1960's vibe and songwriting prowess is something that comes very naturally to both Aaron and Keiren having eagerly picked up instruments during their teen years whilst simultaneously "discovering" such bands as The Beatles, The Kinks and The Zombies. CD $12 SKU:19147
NEW RADIANT STORM KING -WINTER'S KILL(Quirky U.S. pop)Label:OFF THE HIP Once expected by some to be "'next big thing' in indie rock," Storm King instead maintained a cult following throughout its years. Their song "The Opposing Engineer (Sleeps Alone)" was covered by Guided By Voices in 1995.[ Matt and Peyton were the guitarists on the Silver Jews album The Natural Bridge CD $8 SKU:19212
RUSSIAN ROULETTES-R&R (Debut album from Sam of Digger and the Pussycats).Label:OFF THE HIP Debut album from Sam of Digger and the PussycatsCD $8 SKU:19228
SOLE STICKERS- WE GOT ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE GOOD- IMPORT (POWERPOP FROM TASMANIA)Label:OFF THE HIP POWERPOP from Tasmania Smashing their way like a magic bus full of power pop love, Tasmania’s Sole Stickers plant their Converse sneakers on the pedal and grind the gears up the hip shaking highways of rock’n’roll on their debut album We Got All Things That Are Good. Nailing a classic British infused garage style, Sole Stickers enlisted Jon Auer of The Posies, who mixed the album and added his musical finesse via internet collaboration from the super fuzz capital of Seattle (USA).
We Got All Things That Are Good features eleven blistering songs, filled with music that is a return to the sub three minute single, driven by the garage guitar riff, wild drums, middle 8's, boys singing like girls and the occasional freaked-out feedback solo. It also showcases guest performances by Jon Auer himself, as well as Kim & Lulu of Seattle’s beloved Fastbacks. CD $8 SKU:19234
SPACE PARTY- NEW WAVE (GARAGE SURF W COVERS OF WAILERS AND BEACH BOYS)- Label:OFF THE HIP Garage/Surf from Canberra. After releasing two fab CDs of instrumental Surf music, “Invasion of the Surfer-Men” and “Future Surf”, the band added Nathan Gubler on vocals, rhythm guitar and keyboards and have just released their album "New Wave". Eight new originals, running the gamut from Garage Rock (Full Moon Fever, Girls Are My Thing, Agent Scully, Graverobbers from Space and Night Stalkin'), Powerpop (Outer Space Girl), and Surf (Frankenstein's Woodie, Arms of the Sea). The album also features great covers of Hang Up (The Wailers), Little Honda (Beach Boys) and Where the Wolfbane Blooms (Nomads). , Formed by Darren Atkinson (Ups and Downs) Alex Plegt (Arctic Circles) and Kevin Lauro in 2006. CD $12 SKU:19148
THREE 4 TENS -CHANGE IS ON ITS WAY (PHILADELPHIA PSYCH POP NPEBBLES style) -Label:OFF THE HIP The title "Throwback Move" most likely refers to the fact that this album sounds like it was recorded by a "Nuggets"-type band in the sixties (that's the "throwback" part) and, despite its guitar-pop core, has a dance groove to it (there's where "move" applies, most noticeably on "Jack the Tripper," which most certainly gets ample DJ spins at the Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club). The album is at times psychedelic, at others garage-ish, but it works at its best within strict pop parameters: my favorite moment is the positively Monkeesesque, belted out chorus in "Sunshine," which also scores points for its opening chords, which remind me of Spinal Tap's early sixties single (when they were the New Originals), "Gimme Some Money" ("stop wastin my time, you know what I want..."). More bands should use Tap as a reference point. CD $8 SKU:19211
TRIBUTE TO THE STEMS-The Great Stems Hoax (19 Australian and international garage & power-pop bands)Label:OFF THE HIP Nineteen Australian and international garage & power-pop bands have been compiled to pay tribute to one of Australia's most influential bands- The Stems! While the quintet enjoyed considerable success at home and abroad on an indie level they all but suddenly disbanded at the height of their popularity August of 1987. Reliving their 60's flavoured pop are bands like Even, P76, The Nuggets and The Crusaders to name a few. Comes with a full 16 page color booklet & liner notes from their true fans. For fans of The Hitmen, Hoodoo Gurus, DM3 and the Flamin' Groovies. COMP CD $8 SKU:19210
WRONG TURN 2 (rootsy rock'n'roll from Melbourne) IMPORT Label:OFF THE HIP Second album of rootsy rock'n'roll from MELBOURNE CD $8 SKU:19232
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MIGUEL Y EL COMITÉ ( 70s ) Para Hacer Música (cover of a Shakers son):Label:LION El Syndikato made Miguel Livichich a rock star in South America; but it was his sole effort as “Miguel y el Comité” that made him a groove-loving crate-digger’s dream!. Percussion plays a key role in the band’s sound, although the guitar playing is most distinctive: sometimes melodic, at other times carving a path through the mix, with a hard and acid distorted fuzz guitar sound, as on the title track and the fabulous cover of El Kinto's ‘Qué me importa. LP $14 SKU:19262
OOSTEN, MICHAEL - St (70s hippie psych) HAND SCREENED COVER w 3 bonus tracks.-Label:WAY GONE + LION PRODUCTIONS (USA) Keeping a band together was difficult in the late 1960’s. Tough too, because Michael Oosten was writing songs that veered away from pop-song structures. There was also the relative ease and lack of responsibility required for hauling around a guitar. So, Oosten took off, with a Martin guitar in tow, playing coffeehouses and clubs across the country. By the end of 1973, he was ready to record an LP—five psychedelic folk/rock tracks, ranging from the brightly smiling ‘Sunny Day’ to the epic ‘Hungry Horse Montana,’ where Oost switched seamlessly from Celtic picking to Middle Eastern chord progressions. Oosten filled out his folk/rock/psych sound with the help of a few friends: piano from Tom Hennick on ‘Hey Babe,’ vocals from Jan Reek on ‘Garden,’ and bass from Al Byla on ‘Sunny Day.’ Oosten's wayward vocals puts us in mind of other meandering faves from various eras (Incredible String Band, Perry Leopold, or the Meatpuppets, to name but three), and Oost proves himself a stellar guitarist in an eccentric and percussive mode. Considering the individualistic nature of the album's genesis, no surprise that marketing and publicity for the album was limited. Columbia Records expressed interest in Oosten's music; but after a single meeting with the label, it was clear that the album would be too difficult for the mainstream honchos to market. Oost and friend Lester D'ore (editor of Chicago countercultural paper Seed and designer of the Yippie flag) holed up at D'ore's Wisconsin commune farm to silkscreen each LP jacket by hand. For our deluxe Lion Productions replica edition, they’ve done that again—we've used the original screens for this hand-screened, hand-assembled replica edition. The work of a renegade, ripe for rediscovery. •Hand silk-screened jackets, using the original screens•180 gram vinyl w/replica labels + color insert•Sleeve notes by Michael Oosten•Limited to 500 copies, which come in multiple color variations LP $16 SKU:19264
PALMER ,JOHN -Shorelines (Legendary 70s Canadian downer folk psych) -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. Color cover, insert. Songs 'Colours For The Shorelines,' 'Better Late Than Never,' more. Includes insert with notes about each song by John Palmer. Exquisitely brooding Bill Fay-esque introspection, featured in Patrick Lundborg's top ten reissues of 2009 ("one of the best things still floating around unheard by most"). LP $15 SKU:19258
PINEAPPLES -Twice On the Pipe (Underground NY)- Label:WICKED APE RECORDS (USA) Downtown New York City in the early '90s was a magical place and time for rock music, with a burgeoning scene and hip clubs galore. Striding like conquering giants into this fertile milieu came THE PINEAPPLES, whose gigs inspired the reverence of fans and other musicians alike. They took the scene by storm, sharing the stages of CBGBs, Maxwell’s, the Knitting Factory and Brownie’s with the likes of Hole, Helmet, Sonic Youth, Lunachicks, White Zombie – hell, even Juliana Hatfield. They had a single that got raves in NME (single of the week); Melody Maker said of their Kramer-produced 'Cocahuates' EP, "it definitely places The Pineapples in that exclusive but growing category of US underground bands heading overground..." But they didn't. Not yet, anyway. It’s a new century, and The Pineapples have, at long last, returned to save us all. LP $12 SKU:19261
PRINTS OF DARKNESS - Zindabad (60s Pakistan, reviewed by Mike Stax - Label:RAVI RECORDS The heavy-vinyl LP (180 gram) is housed in a super-deluxe gatefold sleeve modeled on the Stones’ “High Tide and Green Grass,” complete with a lavishly illustrated and annotated booklet. . LP $18 SKU:14746
SCOTT KEY- This Forest and the Sea-Label:LION Excellent 1976 private press acoustic album, self-recorded at various places in Colorado, and filled with beautiful fingerstyle acoustic guitar, plus some atonal bottleneck slide, string scrapes and drones (at times, very Ry Cooder/“Paris, Texas” about six years before that soundtrack existed). Although almost completely instrumental, what lyrics there are tend towards the dark and the satiric. The obvious points of comparison are John Fahey and Leo Kottke, although Scott Key certainly has his own presence and style, differences in tone and color and attack, which he attributes to his background in rock bands. Overall, there is a brooding, loner folk/psych feel, most evident on the phenomenal, effects-heavy, almost 11-minute long title track, ‘This Forest and the Sea.’ "I was coming to terms with what it mean to exist… and saw the world in pure black and white—there was no room for grey,” Key said. “I saw an American Culture devoid of any understanding of its place in the universe, how we learn nothing save what we see on television, how our existence is tainted by intellectual laziness, and how our gift of life is defiled by the taking of it." This deluxe 180-gram vinyl LP edition of “This Forest and the Sea” comes with an insert which sports engaging, funny, and insightful notes by Key, photos, plus the text to poem that inspired the title track; as a nod to the forest, the insert is printed on FSC recycled, chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer fiber paper manufactured using biogas energy. A very rare album that seems to have flown under almost everyone’s radar—although thankfully not Doug McGowan’s (Yoga Records), who sent this our way. One record collector said to us, and we now say to you: “Have a listen because this rates up there with classics by Bob Desper, Perry Leopold, Robbie Basho, and Phil Yost, with dark moods similar to John Fahey and Nick Drake.” This LP edition is limited to 500 copies.LP $12 SKU:19265
SEBASTIAN -Head Roach RAREST CANADIAN LP OF ALL TIME!-Label:VOID Collectors have whispered about owning an original in dark corners around 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 $15 SKU:19259
THREE MAN ARMY- 3 (must-have for all HARD PSYCH ROCK) unreleased material nice glossy sleeve - Label:WET WORLD RECORDS (USA) Vinyl edition of totally UNRELEASED material by THREE MAN ARMY, a band led by the famous ex 'GUN' Gurvitz brothers. These recordings were initially meant for a proposed 2LP set of their third LP, but to reason unknown were shelved away and their third LP came as single album instead. Nine songs, clocking at 33 minutes now presented here for the first time ever on vinyl, are an absolute must-have for all HARD/PSYCH ROCK fans. Officially licensed from the GURVITZ brothers, coming in nice glossy sleeve. LP $12 SKU:19260
TORMENTORS- Hanging Around (60s Calif garage folk) 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 $14 SKU:15680
PREVIOUSLY SOLD OUT ITEMS BACK IN STOCK, AND SOME VINYL BARGAINS!
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
BAUDELAIRS- MUSK HILL (psych garage)Label:OFF THE HIP Stomping through the dreamy, substance-induced house-party haze of their previous EP Be a Baudelaire! (2014), the new album delves into the crunchin' boogie of psych-garage territory. Recorded over 3 days on a property of the same name on the Mornington Peninsula, Musk Hill was mixed by Baudelaire's own Grischa Zahren and mastered by Melbourne music legend Mikey Young. CD $12 SKU:18181
BEAD GAME- Baptism (70s pop psych rarity, last copies!) - Label:AMERICAN SOUND (USA) Last ever copies!!! Recorded in 1970 but not released until 1996. Follow up to their highly heralded album “Welcome” which is a classic psych album. This one is psych flavored pop/rock. Comes with paste-on sleeve LP $16 SKU:7188
BOOBY TRAPS-S/T (Primitive garage fuzz)Label:OFF THE HIP “ 3 girls and 2 guys influenced by primitive fuzz sounds of garage bands from the 60‚s, such as The Sonics & The Count and more recent bands such as .The Pandoras, The Muffs, The Makers & The Headcoatees, THE BOOBY TRAPS are united in their passion for all things primitive and swingin‚!” Aussie import. CD $12 SKU:17850
COOL AID BENEFIT ALBUM- 1969 jam w 3 discs(2xCD + DVD)Label:REGENERATOR Originally released on LP in 1970, this amazing album captures both the innocence and the time period of Vancouver's Local music scene in the late 60's. Some of the city's top bands of the day appear on this album including Mock Duck, Papa Bear's Medicine Show, Hydro Electric Streetcar, Route 9, Blacksnake Blues Band and Spring. The original LP has always been a collector's item and the re-issue has been in the works for a while now.
Back in 1969, there was a house in Vancouver that existed solely as a home for Hippies and homeless youth, known to locals simple as "the Cool Aid House." It operated mainly from donations and funding from the government; when that funding stopped, the house was in danger of closing. Top area of bands united (in 1970) and offered their songs for a benefit album—and since the local music scene produced some of the best bands in Canada, the album has long been a much sought-after collector's item. What no one knew was that the original LP was intended as a double-album set: contractual problems forced the Cool Aid House founder, John Walsch, to remove tracks by the great Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck—tracks that are now restored to this package, along with the remainder of what would have been the original second LP. So, the end result is this three-disc package, jam packed with tracks by the city's top bands of the day, including Mock Duck, Papa Bear's Medicine Show, Hydro Electric Streetcar, Route 9, Blacksnake Blues Band and Spring, as first released; it also has unreleased tracks by Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck, Spring, Greydon Moore and Leo Jung, a band called Nancy, Blacksnake Blues Band, Route Nine (listed on the tape box as 'Root' 9), Hydro Electric Streetcar and Mock Duck. Both CDs are taken from the original multi-track studio tapes, and sound incredible. The third disc is a DVD which has footage from the archives of CBC Television: see Cool Aid proprietor Elmore Smalley in historical newsreel footage along with Hippies and other residents of the Cool Aid House; the DVD also features original film footage of Mock Duck, Papa Bears Medicine Show, Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck, and Spring performing on CBC's Let's Go show in 1968-1969, freshly transferred for this project, with remastered audio. COMP CD $16 SKU:19065
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.” CD $10 SKU:19056
D- MEN - I Wanna Shout 4 page insert (US mid 1960's british invasion influenced Garage Rock and Roll.)- Label:BREAKAWAY Take the 14 tunes of this platter, add a band named The D-Men, and you've got a driving, shaking demonstration of US mid 1960's british invasion influenced Garage Rock and Roll. The D-Men are best remembered today for their minor hit success with 45’s such as “I Just Don’t Care” or “So Little Time”. Their biggest success and recognition though, came in 1967 under their new name “The Fifth Estate” when they charted nationwide with their baroque rock adaptation “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”. But it’s the 1964 – 66 recorded tracks on this platter which were first played to the neighbourhood kids and then to wild fans which often brought the house down. Included are “Boom Boom," "Hi Heel Sneakers," and their unreleased demo recording of The Stones "Empty Heart". This punctuates its garage rock beat, with a fuzz ing deep guitar riff and sing ing with the sinister resentment that certifies the track as Nuggets ready. But the band had much more to provide than just cover material. With a gift for writing hooks and catchy melodies a string of excellent originals exposes the hidden side of The D-Men perfectly. "Like I Love You" recaptures the Anglopop charms of the British Invasion, even self-consciously sprinkling Fab Four-isms. "Don't You Know," is a song laced with the organ and guitar interplay ideally suited to take on The Animals, The Searchers, and The Dave Clark Five. More Beatlesque notions are provided in "Love Could Show Me", "I Just Don’t Care" and "Don't You Know," tracks that typify the group's early Merseybeat style. A long lost punk rock gem such as "When I'm Gone" explodes with all the subtlety of The Kingsmen's "Long Green" mugging The Kinks' "Till The End Of The Day," as Paul Revere and The Raiders' "Just Like Me" gets ready to pounce. The outstanding “So Little Time”, earned meager attention beyond the regional market. In truth, it deserves a place among the great, if overlooked, slices of hard-edged East Coast folk rock. All these tracks make up a significant part of the group's legacy. A legacy that will only be complete with such recordings as "It's Cruel," the psychedelic "Night On Fire," and the explosive live recording of "I Wanna Shout". This collection has the flamable stuff of the mid 60s beat generation – it’s something the kids could shake it up to. If you didn’t do then, do it now! The disc features painstakingly remastered sound and a 4-page insert with rare photos from the band’s scrapbook and a detailed band history written by Joseph Tortelli LP $16 SKU:16045
LIBERTY BELL - Thoughts and Visions 67-69 (Texas garage psych) -Label:BREAKAWAY Corpus Christie, Texas 1967 - the town is a hotbed for young music groups. One of the local bands to cause attention is called The Zulus. The group plays local gigs, enjoys a certain popularity and a record deal is overdue. Carl Becker, co-owner of J-Beck Records, who had already managed the Zakary Thaks, offers the band a contract for his newly established Cee-Bee Label. On Beckers suggestion the band changes their name to LIBERTY BELL and in 1967 their debut 45 'The Nazz Are Blue' b/w 'Big Boss Men' gets released. The name Liberty Bell is indissoluble wedded with other self penned devasting garage recordings such as 'That's How It Will Be', 'For What You Lack' or the unreleased 'I Can See'. In 1968 lead singer Ronnie Tanner leaves the band and gets replaced by former Zakary Thaks lead singer Chris Gerniottis. The change in line-up and the arising spirit of time gives a more psychedelic edge to the band's sound and leads to another load of classic Gerniottis written scorching fuzz recordings such as 'Reality Is The Only Answer', 'Recognition' or 'Look For Tomorrow'. For the first time in 25 years, the music of the Liberty Bell is available again on vinyl. Brillant Five-Star-Texas-Garage-Punk - always and ever! LP $18 SKU:16268
OLIVERS - Lost Dove Sessions( ltd ed 60s U.S. psych) Label:BREAK The Olivers from Fort Wayne, Indiana are best known for their highly sought after 1967 Picture Cover 45 on Phalanx Records. 'I Saw What You Did' b/w 'Beeker Street'. The single got picked up by RCA Records for nationwide release and is today rated as one of the best and most exciting double sided major label garage 45s of the 1960s. A planned second single and LP release for RCA never happened. Long standing rumours of a "Lost LP" however, were confirmed when a one-of-a-kind reference acetate of an unreleased GRT album by The Olivers was found recently. The album, recorded after several line-up changes in early 1969 at Dove Studios in Minneapolis turned out to be a psychedelic jewel. An amazing album featuring the amazing rich and significant voice of leadsinger Billy Franze and on a par with the legendary psych albums of the era. “Dove Sessions“ features the nine minute long 'Jessica Ryder', the spooky 'Mushroom', the brooding organ driven 'The End', plus psychers such as 'Ball Of Fire', heavy rockers such as 'Free' and the trippy never ending 11-minute slashing guitar freakout of 'Social Slavery'. Unjustifiably shelved 40 years ago, this amazing organ drenched fuzzfest proves that the band does not only deserve the plaudit "Indiana Sixties Rock Heroes", but also had the potential for the national breakthrough that never happened. The LP captures the incredible talent and versatility of the Olivers and adds an essential piece of vinyl to their discography. A four-page LP sized insert documents the band's career as told by its original members and a cache of unseen photos completes the band's 1963 – 71 history." Only 500 copies. LP $17 SKU:14566
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
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
RALLIZES DENUDES, LES -Hadaka No Rallizes) “yodo-go-a-go-go-Label:10th AVENUE FREEZE OUT Legendary Japanese rock outfit Les Rallizes Denudes were formed in 1967 and incredibly for a group that had only one official release (Oz Days Live, a double vinyl compilation release in 1973), played their last gig almost 30 years later in October 1996. The bands name apparently means "f*cked up and naked" which more than adequately describes their music. Formed by band leader Mizutani Takashi, the music remained remarkably familiar over the years, and is best described as high volume, raw lo-fi repetitive feedback-drenched guitar noise fests with nods in the direction of the Velvet Underground and Blues Creation but without the electronics. Radical left wing politics was never far from the bands agenda, with one original band member (Wakabayashi) being involved in the Japanese Red Armys hijacking of a flight to North Korea.. Consequently, the group's live appearances became less frequent and increasingly clandestine. All the bands albums were released in very small quantities and because of the group's reputation for secrecy and violence, as well as the difficulty in tracking down their recordings, Les Rallizes Denudes has assumed almost mythical status. CD $10 SKU:19036
SEA-DERS - ANTHOLOGY ( 60s Lebanese Rock ) Booklet contains liner notes by Mike Stax -Label:GROOVIE Contains all known grooving and infectious Middle Eastern inflected rock/beat tracks from the Sea-ders (or Cedars, depending on which 45 label you look at), Lebanon's top musical export to the world. Eight dynamic tracks, with driving rhythms, blazing electric bouzouki (or oud?), recorded between 1966-1968. Fantastic! Many groups have used elements of Eastern music to add mystery and exotica to their sound; the Sea-ders didn't flirt with foreign culture—they tapped right into the source. Decca Records contacted the group and offered them a record deal in the UK. Well, that didn't pan out, making the band's EP a very rare item indeed, despite being one of the most exciting releases of the era. Faced with studio bills from Decca, they sold their instruments and equipment and moved back to Beirut, leaving this perfect microcosm of exotic '60s pop in their wake. Liner notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things Magazine). Limited pressing of only 500 copies. This time around, vinyl is mastered at 45 RPM, for maximum fidelity. The Sea-ders would only record eight tracks, but what amazing tracks they are! LP $13 SKU:8849
SHIMMYS- DRIVE YOU WILD (Pandoras style!) Label:OFF THE HIP Continuing their love affair with THEE HEADCOATEES, THE 5'6'7'8's, PANDORAS, SHANGRI-LAS and the CARRIE NATION. That's right, all girl garage trash.. MORE INFO ON SITE CD $14 SKU:18594
SHIMMYS, THE- Brunettes On The Rocks - GARAGE ROCK -Label:OFF THE HIP For fans of Gore Gore Girls, Headcoatees, 5678's, and "girls in the garage" styled trash. Second album of garage trash from Australia's premier all girl combo. Suzi, Babs and Kitty return with a more ferocious garage stomp this time 'round. So beware, don't let their saucy looks fool you into thinking they're all sweet 'cause this album proves The Shimmys will dig their fingernails in DEEP once they get their hooks on you!! Includes killer new originals like "Doctor Doctor", "Two Pot Screamer", "He's My Werewolf" plus a few raunchy covers; "Don't Slander Me", "Whatcha Gonna Do". CD $12 SKU:17857
STEPSON- Lost Tapes (Bluesy hard rock 1974 Ltd ed with insert , liners and photos )-Label:LION/ VINTAGE Including full size insert with detailed liner notes by Doug Sheppard, plus photos, and lyrics Bluesy hard rock band that rose from the ashes of Touch. Their sole album was released on ABC/Dunhill Records in 1974. Despite the fact that the band never toured in support of their amazing album, over the years the word has gotten out about this incredible album and the band enjoys cult success among collectors. Easily one of the best examples of "cock rock" ever put onto wax.• Long sought after unreleased recordings from this hard-nosed raunchy Detroit-style 70s hard rock band whose 1974 debut album on ABC is highly regarded. Memorable tracks featuring vicious growling guitar from Joey Newman, soulful vocals of Jeffs Hawks, along with the non-stop rocking backbone of Bruce Hauser (bass) and Len Fagan (drums). These guys really knew how to ride the pocket and lay down some badass rock ‘n’ roll. LP $14 SKU:15357
STONEAGE HEARTS -TURN ON WITH- ORANGE ALTERNATE COVERLabel:OFF THE HIPHIP 11 tracks - CD only on Off The Hip - Debut album from highly regarded Melbourne supergroup. featuring: (SEMINAL RATS / HANDS OF TIME / THE PHILISTEINS) & MICKSTER (CRUSADERS / THE FINKERS / PYRAMIDIACS). Joyous slabs of 60's inspired garage powerpop CD $14 SKU:18384