Yes that’s right, even more preorders! These will arrive on APRIL 18th, and you can include other items with your order if you don’t mind waiting until then. With vinyl being in such short supply I want to be sure you guys can get your copies, these are guaranteed to arrive!
And don’t forget to surf our site for just about anything! We have a great search engine, and you can type the word PUNK into our search and get 500 items, SURF gets you 500, SOUL gets you 700, and so on. Get creative!
PREORDERS ARRIVING APRIL 18th, you may include other items if you don’t mind waiting.
15626, 16108, 19263, 25095, 25096, 25097, 25098, 25099, 25100
CASE – Blackwood(primitive 1971 Velvet Underground style) Color insert includes notes by the band + rare photos • Limited to 500 copies -Label:LION . • Terrific primitive album recorded in 1971 by some very advanced high-schoolers during their Christmas vacation, self-released on the legendary RPC Records label Almost completely unknown and rarely spoken of album of nine original tracks, self-released on the legendary RPC Records label by a group of self-motivated teens from Pennsylvania. Luckily for lovers of musical mayhem, the Case got access to their school music room and a four-track recorder over a Christmas break in 1971. A rock-solid, hard-driving rhythm section lays down the necessary underpinning for moody organ and beautifully-toned guitar. There is sheer joy at play here, a kind of rock 'n' roll exuberance—with ample raw talent and wicked riffing—which shines through on every cut. Terrific raw, primitive album, simultaneously loose and intense, like the Velvet Underground at their best LP $15 SKU:15626
PTARMIGAN - ST (1972) Label:LION •Rated by many as the best "folk/progressive" and/or "folk/psych" album ever made• ltd ed of 300 copies-•Huge insert comes with lyrics, liner notes from the band- Hypnotic, mystical, largely instrumental tracks, all based on a complex interplay of recorder, hand drums and acoustic guitar—one of those hidden gems that make life better when you discover them all these years later. Ptarmigan recorded the basic tracks for what would eventually become their only album in 1972. It then took the band’s producer and manager, renowned flautist Paul Horn, more than a year to find a label willing to release such unusual music. Finally, in 1974, Columbia Records released Ptarmigan’s album to critical acclaim, and minimal sales. The music of Ptarmigan is deep and authentic and intimate; it's reflective sounds are well suited to meditating on a landscape, an emotion, a bottle of wine, or maybe while staring at a flickering candle. Sometimes it is free-flowing and jazz-oriented; at other times it has the mystical feel of a shamanistic ceremony, fueled by Eastern-tinged harmonies. But in the end, this album is about the sea: Ptarmigan was, after all, from Vancouver Island, and the musicians were well-versed in the contradictory moods of the surrounding ocean. As one contemporary review said, this is "music from musicians, for musicians, late-at-night, last joint music." Our Lion Productions reissue comes with a massive fold-out insert which includes lyrics, liner notes from the band, and a multitude of photos and historical mementosFrom the master tapes •Limited second press of 300x copies LP $23 SKU:16108
AURA- Sativa (1974 SF psych funk masterpiece) - Label:LION Official replica vinyl edition of this oft-sampled slab of Bay Area history, a psych funk masterpiece that cannot be denied. Aura formed in 1974 and played extensively throughout Northern California. By 1976, the band recorded their first and only album at Pacific Recording Studio in San Mateo. The original title of the album was meant to be "Sativa", but out of fear that promoting the joys of marijuana would be too controversial, the band omitted the title and just left it as "Aura". Over the ensuing decades, the Aura album has grown in stature to become a major soul/funk collector's item. It features a number of major funk tracks plus funky ballads with female vocals. Standouts include 'Sativa' (replete with water-pipe sound effects and blistering guitar), and the manic fuzz-guitar jam 'Skyrocket.' Old style tip-on jacket and quality limited edition vinyl pressing, mastered from the original tapes. LP $15 SKU:19263
EARTHFORCE - ST - Ultra rare mid-70s UK acid folk-rock recordings. Label:LION Comes with a 12-page full-color booklet with band info, photos, and lyrics Newly remastered by Earthforce band leader Steve Bayfield Ultra rare mid-70s UK acid folk-rock recordings. Features sitar, Moog, acoustic and electric guitars, assorted percussion instruments to create a Popul Vuh-like soundscape. If you can imagine the perfect blend of Eastern trance/psych and English hippy acid folk-rock, this would be it. Very cool and freaky. Earthforce was an offshoot of Ebling Mis and Oa Band formed by Steve Bayfield. Hailing from the UK, the band was influenced by a wide variety of music including English folk and acid rock. This release is culled from sessions that have never been released before, and they sound like a cross between Popul Vuh and Gong. Very tasty, very spacey and mystical vibe throughout.The first ever vinyl issue of these recordings Comes with a 12-page full-color booklet with band info, photos, and lyrics Newly remastered by Earthforce band leader Steve Bayfield LP $24 SKU:25095
GOOD MISSIONARIES –Pylons Limited edition of 500 copies . Includes poster insert with archive band photos and sleeve• The hipness and success of London punk-explosion photocopy fanzine Sniffin’ Glue was almost entirely due to the irreverent, pugnacious sincerity of its founder/spark-plug Mark Perry. That Perry should form a band (Alternative TV) seemed a natural progression; that it was any good at all a surprise; that it maintained a stance utterly disdainful of compromise a small miracle.”The Good Missionaries emerged, phoenix-like, from the ashes of Alternative TV (ATV). They released one live album “Fire From Heaven,” before ATV founder Mark Perry left. Ex-ATV guitarist/vocalist Dave George and bassist Keith Rodway continued the band, with several line-up changes during those days. The Good Missionaries toured and gigged with such bands as The Fall, The Pop Group, Crass, Scritti Politti, Delta Five, Poison Girls, Nik Turner’s Inner City Unit and The Transmitters. Which in retrospect makes sense, as their post-punk/dub/experimental inclinations dovetails perfectly with the music those more storied bands (more successful bands) were making at the time. The Good Missionaries released several singles on their own Unnormality label, before splitting in 1982. Label:LION /COLOR TAPES
LP $21 SKU:25096
HOLLINS & STARR -Sidewalks Talking (Acid ARchives fave!)Label:LION LTD ED of 750 copies. 180 gram vinyl pressing, mastered from the original tapes; An album sure to appeal to fans of acid folk, popsike, and even those who like jazzy funk. A trace or two of Arthur Lee and Love at their best (‘Krishna Dov’ would not sound out of place on “Forever Changes,” for example), with dashes of maybe Terry Callier in some of the jazzier tunes.“Unique blend… with a lovely dreaming, drifting vibe” – the Acid Archives;“Many diverse influences from pop-psych, mystical mellow passages, quasi-classical touches, delightful ethereal flute, trance-like vocals and fuzz guitar… there is much to appreciate on this largely undiscovered gem” – Fuzz, Acid & Flowers. LP $15 SKU:25097
PRINTS OF DARKNESS -Zindabad (”fans of fuzz will find a feast “)Label:LIONThe 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. “Raw, exciting and really quite excellent… fans of fuzz will find a feast of it on this set. The Prints turn in enjoyable readings of ‘Summertime,’ ‘Morning Dew,’ and Country Joe & the Fish’s ‘Rock and Soul Music,’ but it’s their original numbers that really stand out… The band’s bottled-up creative energy comes bursting to a head on the culminating number, ‘Oh Color the Shadowy Distance,’ which starts out as an über-dramatic Doors-in-the-garage exercise atop a ‘Tobacco Road’-type stomp riff, before levitating into a psychedelic instrumental section that sounds a bit like Jorma Kaukonen jamming with the Velvet Underground. Thrilling stuff.” —Mike Stax (Ugly Things)LP $16 SKU:25098
UMBRA -ST ((heavy, heavy music from the start of the 'American Comedown Era) Label:LION Lion ltd ed of 300 LP edition comes with an 8-page LP-sized color booklet, with lyrics, photos, plus interesting and funny things that can only happen to musicians, and did to Umbra.What was available to unknown hard rocking dreamers like Umbra in Denver in 1971-72? Weekend gigs. Nothing but weekend gigs. But there was an upside to that: bands like Umbra could mix original material in with covers, and make enough money to survive. Or in the case of Umbra, to make enough money to build a home studio, where they recorded ads to promote their upcoming shows -- and eventually, laid down the eight tracks on this disc. Everything was recorded by bouncing tracks back and forth between two-track and four-track reel-to-reel tape recorders. Spacey intros and weird effects were created by recording guitar licks, then re-recording them played backwards at double speed. What sounds like a flute was the result of blowing over the top of a 14" goose neck (believe it or not). The resulting tracks are hard edged and heavy, verging on acid rock at times. Makes sense, as Umbra was a power trio most of their too-brief existence. Yet the songs (heavy though they are) have a deft touch. There are weird effects, space rock elements, plenty of melody, and a refreshing category-free approach to writing songs that makes Umbra's music exciting to hear. First ever release of any recordings by this fascinating heavy rock group from Colorado. LP $25 SKU:25099
SOULS OF INSPYRATAION -ST- (1970 psych jewel reissue 2022) ORANGE VINYL Label:LION Sought after 1970 Columbia Records release— and deservedly so, with stellar keyboard-driven, melodic songs, strong vocals, and an overall sense of cohesion. Terrific acoustic driven songs like 'Eyes of Nature' and 'Sun Shines in the Winter’ merge beautifully with hard-edged, progressive-tinged offerings like 'Dil Kusha (Heart's Happiness) and 'Of Lambs and Wolves.' Beautiful 12-page insert booklet. Now's the time to discover this beautiful aberration, one of the unspoiled jewels of the late psychedelic era — on vinyl cut from 24-bit/96kHz transfers of the master tapes! LP $28 SKU:25100