Posted on July 16, 2019
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PROYECTO A -Proyecto A& B (1974 Spanish Cosmic, acid-psych-soul-funk-prog)-Label:SOMMOR Cosmic, acid-psych-soul-funk-prog extravaganza from Spain, 1971. Proyecto A was the brainchild of the great Frank Dubé from Barcelona. What can we say about him? A truly fascinating character: a pioneer of rock & roll and twist in Spain during the late 50s and early 60s, an accomplished accordion player, a showman, comedian, a Psychoaesthetics master…But he should also be considered as one of the first psychedelic pioneers in Spain due to his groundbreaking work on the Proyecto A album. Proyecto A was released in 1971 housed in an amazing gatefold sleeve depicting all the musicians wearing strange & bizarre psychedelic outfits. The project was shrouded in mystery (Frank used pseudonyms for all the musicians involved) and for many years the Proyecto A album has been plagued with many false rumors and stories. We set the record straight with this, the first ever reissue done in cooperation with Frank Dubé. This reissue also includes the previously unreleased Proyecto B recordings from 1974, which were meant to be the second Proyecto A album. Recorded at EMI studios in Barcelona but never released at the time, this features Frank Dubé backed by famous Spanish prog band Iceberg plus sax / flute player Juan Mena (ex-Máquina and Eddie Lee Mattison Band). CD $14 SKU:21148
ROCKCELONA -LA BRUJA (1978 Spanish hard rock) Label:PRIVATE PRESS Considered by many worldwide collectors as one of the best hard-rock albums ever, Rockcelona's "La Bruja" saw the light in 1978 and sank without trace. The band came from Barcelona and could be seen as one of the early Spanish proto-punk bands along with La Banda Trapera Del Rio. Killer sound with primitive English/Spanish vocals and heavy, and I mean HEAVY fuzz-wah wah assaults from start to finish!! First time ever reissue with remastered sound and original artwork. A must!!! CD $14 SKU:21118
ZULU STOMP !!! South Africa Garage Beats! (60s primitive fuzz garage- papersleeve)Label:NO SMOKE While national newspapers portrayed them as 'hordes of sloppy, aggressive, be-jeaned louts and their girlfriends who cause so much trouble in South Africa,' a whole new generation of garage rockers was flooding the clubs with savage, primitive fuzz sounds. No doubt South Africa was the in-place in Mother Africa in the '60s, with a strong scene as can be heard on the Cazumbi compilations and this new Zulu Stomp that is exclusively dedicated to that country. Expect some of the best garage music you've ever heard from Africa, and don't miss this one if you liked Cazumbi... This release includes an insert with liner notes plus a bunch of rare photos. Great remastered sound as well."
CD $14 SKU:21385
IMAGINATIONS -Psychedelic Sounds From The Young Blood, Beacon & Mother Labels, 1969-1974-Label:GUERRSEN 16 page booklet -Famous in collector circles for being the home of rare progressive/psych albums such as Salamander, Julian's Treatment or Moonkyte, Miki Dallon's group of labels also released many obscure 45s during the late '60s/early '70s. Here's a selection of the most psychedelic-sounding ones, plus some overlooked LP-only tracks. From mod-psych to hard-rock, from psychedelic pop to early glam, including the devastating hard-psych sounds of Taiconderoga (featuring a young, pre-Damned Brian James!), Small Faces mod-influenced sounds by Revolver, Moog psych/proto-glam by The Damned and much more. Features remastered sound COMP CD $14 SKU:21509
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MADERA DE CIPRES -Lejos de Aquí / Solo Sin Tí ( rarest Spanish hard-psych 45 ever.)Label:AHCID Exact repro (including original labels) of the rarest Spanish hard-psych 45 ever. Originally released on the tiny Artyphon label in 1972, it was only sold by the band at their shows, no copies were distributed or sold in any shop at the time.Since its B-side "Solo sin ti" was compiled on the first volume of Andergraun Vibrations (erroneusly credited as "Lejos de aqui"), the legend of Madera de Cipres kept growing and growing . Nothing was known about the band until we finally tracked them down.
This reissue is done with the approval of the band members.Primitive psychedelic hard-rock at its best. Limited to 315 hand-numbered copies. Colour insert with rare pictures including the alternate, never used, front cover. Includes a reproduction of a rare promo postcard. 45 RPM $10 SKU:21142
AKKOR, Kamuran - ST (Turkish freakout 71-75) -Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS Turkey's recent musical history is littered with bottled blondes who put on a lot of eyeliner, made a few singles & then disappeared. And since the mid-1970s, those twin queens Ajda Pekkan and Sezen Aksu have maintained a semi-rivalry while bulldozing their way over pop charts & sales counters. Piles of Turkish psych & folk reissues have hit the west over the past few years, and yet how many have given the luscious ladies of Anatolia their due? So go beyond Selda, and get your gal power on. It's time to steam up your windows with this foxy arabesque singer who's a real-life Stevie Nicks next-door.Waka waka funk rhythm guitar, sweet little organs, pumping bass, winging & buzzy synths, electric baglama, syrupy disco strings, and Akkor's little swallowed yodels... It's all here on Istanbul Plak singles released from 1971-75.
Whether she's covering European hits that have Turkish lyrics retrofitted, or ghost voicing a musical scene in a high-profile movie, Akkor often sings like outbursts of tears or frenzy are just beyond her words. And seeing how she always played second fiddle to her classier, more famous sister Gönül, maybe Kâmuran just felt like a little drama was in order, mmm? You might have caught a couple of scant cuts on compilations like "Turkish Freakout Vol. 2" or "Istanbul 70", but there's way more to discover, and now you can. CD $14 SKU:21144
ARK - Voyages ( legendary USA psych 70s ACID ARCHIVES FAVE ) - Label:GUERSSEN (Spain) Legendary USA private psychedelic album, a top-level rarity issued in a tiny edition of 100 copies in 1978. "Monster top 5 US psychedelic garage LP. Eerie folk-rock, Doors-sounding spookers with a smattering of D.R. Original artwork, insert with liner notes by Patrick Lundborg (Acid Archives), revealing the Ark story for the first time CD $12 SKU:14762
ATHANOR - Inside out: the demos 1973-1977 (Beatle'esque, fuzzed-out psych) Label:GUERSSEN The follow-up to our acclaimed "Flashback" (Guess110), finds Athanor (the duo formed by Greg Herriges and Rick Vittenson) digging deeper into their archives and coming out with and amazing set of previously unreleased recordings, done at their state-of-the-art home studio back at the time. Captivating Beatle'esque, fuzzed-out psychedelia & folk-rock full of Lennon-esque vocals and 12-string Rickenbackers by '70s Chicago wunderkind duo. 1973-1977 recordings plus one '70s-era track cut in 2014 with Jeff Murphy (Shoes) on backup vocals. Basement psych-pop and proto-power pop has rarely sounded better! Remastered sound from the original tapes, insert with rare photos and detailed liner notes Jeff Murphy (Shoes). CD $14 SKU:21145
CAL - Homegrown (60s/70s influenced psych hard-rock) -Label:OUT-SIDER Totally under the radar US private pressing from 1982. 60s/70s influenced psychedelic hard-rock full of distorted guitar and freaky synths with some mellowed-out folky moments. File next to other psych misfits such like T Kail, D.R. Hooker, Marcus, Michael Angelo… Cal - also known as “Cal Rock&Roll” - was a band formed in the mid-70s in New York by some veteran musicians from the club scene: Larry Calabrese on guitar & vocals, Andy Barone on bass, Jerry Joly on drums / vocals and Jeffrey Gaer on keyboards. Famous for their powerful live shows – one of their stellar moments was opening for Leslie West & Mountain - , Cal secured a faithful fan base, especially among the biker crowd. “Homegrown” was released in 1982 in a edition of 2000 copies, most of which were discarded due to pressing faults. Also, the album mastered at lower speed. Soon after, Larry met Todd Rundgren at a recording studio and he expressed interest in the band and some of their songs. Famous record label Sugarhill were also interested in adding Cal to their roster but nothing came of it in the end. So “Homegrown” vanished into obscurity until some original copies were discovered by psych dealers and collectors in the 90s.
* First ever legit reissue
* Insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos
* Remastered sound with corrected pitch / speed. CD $14 SKU:21146
CEM KARACA -Kardaslar 1974 (TURKISH ROCK PIONEER 1960s and 70s) Label:GUERSSEN Sophisticated & passionate, with flamboyant taste in sunglasses, Cem Karaca once led Istanbul’s music fans through a period of violent political turmoil. Karaca reworked traditional folk lyrics with molten electric bass lines that played up both a poet’s broiling righteousness and also his listeners’ common ground with their elders in Turkey’s history. This is the second album from Karaca, released in 1974. It leads the listener through Karaca’s own musical history, skipping across various collaborations and bands up to his then-current project Dervi an. Can throbbing Anatolian guitars take on the assassins of the Grey Wolves? Imagine a hairy pied piper with R Kelly’s flair for drama, wailing into a microphone over an electric ba lama, and you’re ready to enter the bohemian world of Papa Cem. Remastered sound (sounding much better than the original pressing), insert with detailed liner notes. CD $14 SKU:21147
DAN MODLIN /DAVE SCOTT - -THE TRAIN DON'T STOP HERE ANY MORE (1976 laid back country psych ACID ARCHIVES FAVE) -Label:MANDRAX Laid-back 70s rock, slightly psych, slightly country-rock..not too easy to define, but a great album with good songrwriting and such a good production that makes you think this was a big name rather than an unknown band. Released in 1976 by the 700 West label (yes, same as Zerfas), this hardly turns up in original, and as the Acid Archives book says, its "Very, very good". Never reissued before in any format, now available in limited editions . CD $14 SKU:21125
DRNWYN- Gypsies in the Mist (private press 1978 of U.S. psych duo)Label:UNDERGROUND MASTERS "First time ever reissue of the hard-to-find sole album by U.S. duo, Drnwyn. Wonderful record that has some very cool psychedelic moments (especially the track 'The Madman and the Angel'), and a good number of fabulous folk rock midtempos. There are drums, bass and lots of acoustic guitars in here, but also electric leads, keys, mandolin and multi-part vocals with some female chorus as well. But most important, very well-crafted songs from start to finish. This was a private release back in 1978, and a very recommended album for those into folk-psych and folk-rock." CD $14 SKU:21124
EDIP AKBAYRAM ve DOSTLAR - Singles Overview 1974-1977 (70s Turkish fuzz) Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS Keep one hand on your baglama, bub! B-sides from hard to find 45s that never made onto albums during singer Edip Akbayram's psychedelic period with the awesome Dostlar as backing band.A tiny guy with a great big, easy, open voice, Akbayram glues together disparate arrangements that put ridiculous analog synthesizers up next to mystic poetry that's hundreds of years old. Anatolian melodies are enveloped by western touches, like breakdowns for cosmic whispering, slammin' organ, or wild phasing effects on folk instruments that were never meant to support them.* Remastered sound* Insert / Booklet with liner notes by Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records) and photos CD $14 SKU:21143
MAGDALENA -Lanean Sartzen (1981 brilliant blend of prog and folk rock.)Label:S.P.A Sole album by Basque band Magdalena, a brilliant blend of progressive rock and folk rock. It has a good dose of tasty flute, some acoustic guitar and powerful distorted electric guitar as well. 4 discs on Pokora's books. Sung both in Spanish and Basque. 500 copies only papersleeve edition with fantastic remastered sound, and with insert." Originally issued in 1981. CD $12 SKU:21126
SHAHRAM - ST (Kinks style Iranian pop master) Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS You know how record nerds are. They’ll gladly tell you that a dawdling Moldovian choir of 70 year old grandmothers is the next brick in your psychfunksplosion journey. But Shahram Shabpareh is the real thing. Colorful arrangements of blurting horns, evil bass grooves, cheesy organs & thick strata of overlapping percussion instruments going off like microwave popcorn. As the leader of an Iranian 60s garage band, the Rebels, and later a 70s solo singer, Shabpareh was never happy just tossing a few moves from Abba in front of whatever was on the local charts already. He wrote & recorded hard rock & funky piano riffs that were built bulldozer tough & would’ve stuck out in an American trailer park or a London pub just as easily as they did in Tehran.Not that he wasn’t afraid to put someone else’s idea to good use, as he certainly makes superb use of the Kinks’ chords from ‘You Really Got Me’. It’s more that Shahram’s rock cojones have caused him to make blistering music again & again over the years, with little regard for where it comes from. Here’s a well-deserved compilation of his best tracks, with insert/booklet with liner notes. CD $14 SKU:21149
MR TOYTOWN PRESENTS -Vol 2 Nightmares at Toby's Shop (Obscure Psychedelia, Popsyke & Progressive Pop 45s, 1968-1974 )- Label:TOYTOWN RECORDS An impressive and eclectic selection featuring bands from all over the globe but mostly from the old continent: Spain, Netherlands, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Italy, USA, Brazil... and it features an explosive cocktail of sounds: over the top heavy guitar psych by Ekseption, Chubby Checker with his Euro- only 'psychedelic' single, 'My Mind,' which sounds like Hendrix jamming with Blue Cheer; weird French acid psych by Francois Wertheimer, taken from one of the rarest BYG label 45s from the early '70s; amazing late sixties mod-psych by Kiss Inc, Nick Garrie with a French-only 45 track not included on his mega bucks album; Bubblegum insanity by Jumbo, orchestrated sunshine-psych by Davey Payne and The Panics, pop-psych by Soft Pillow doing a rare Bee Gees composition, Jack Grunsky, Witch Way, Cyan, Dulces Años with a haunting baroque-harpsichord track sung in Spanish; early '70s progressive pop by Spectrum, Papoose and Brazilian band Light Reflections; Yugoslavian band Top Generation with their psych-pop smasher 'Stop, Stop'; exploitation '70s psych weirdness by Geebros, Kid Rock, A. W Kid...and much more." COMP CD $14 SKU:21122
MR TOYTOWN PRESENTS -Vol 1 (Obscure Psychedelic, Popsyke & Soft-Pop 45s, 1969-1974)Label:TOYTOWN RECORDS All tracks taken from 45s by mostly european bands from the early 70s, released in Spain on small cult labels like Opalo, Accion, Poplandia, Bocaccio, Top, Goma...21 tracks with remastered sound,8 page booklet with pictures and informative liner notes in english about each band and amazing sleeve design. Limited edition of 500 copies.Probably the best, most original, most exciting compilation of the past 10 years!-The European early- 70s equivalent of 'Circus Days. A classic! It easily ranks with the top pop psyke comps of all time. Simply essential to lovers of UK- styled sounds, the materials range from twee pop syke and fluffy whimsy to folky floaters and dippy hippy nonsense, but the full- on psych and heavyweight brain- shaggers are not neglected..they're all here on one disc. (Sweet Floral Albion e- zine) COMP CD $14 SKU:21123
ATHANOR - Inside out: the demos 1973-1977 (Psychedelic proto power-pop) Label:GUERSSEN The follow-up to our acclaimed "Flashback" (Guess110), finds Athanor (the duo formed by Greg Herriges and Rick Vittenson) digging deeper into their archives and coming out with and amazing set of previously unreleased recordings, done at their state-of-the-art home studio back at the time. Captivating Beatle'esque, fuzzed-out psychedelia & folk-rock full of Lennon-esque vocals and 12-string Rickenbackers by '70s Chicago wunderkind duo. 1973-1977 recordings plus one '70s-era track cut in 2014 with Jeff Murphy (Shoes) on backup vocals. Basement psych-pop and proto-power pop has rarely sounded better! Remastered sound from the original tapes, insert with rare photos and detailed liner notes Jeff Murphy (Shoes). LP $18 SKU:21138
EMBERMEN FIVE- Fire In Their Hearts (60s U.S. garage nugget) - Label:BREAK A WAY Another nugget unearthed! North Dakota 60's beat/garagers making it big in their home state and surrounding areas. They had the chance to make it nationally and record for Chess Records. It didn t pan out, but in their region they are fondly remembered today. Among garage aficianados they are appreciated for their outstanding 45s, such as 'Fire In My Heart', 'That's Why I Need You' or 'Baby I`m Forgettin' You'. This package presents their complete studio recordings plus three previously unreleased live tracks including Land Of 1000 Dances, You Make Feel So Good and I ll Go Crazy -Freak Emporium LP $17 SKU:839
HORDE -Press Button Firmly (mid sixties rare garage)-Label:BREAK-A-WAY Rarest 60s Garage Album by North Carolina students from early 1967 Great LP sized full glossy Inlay w/pic and liners 300 copy repress with 3 different handmade, lavish front covers of 100 copies eac Even too rare for Pokora but finally received a 6-star rarity scale at his 7001 bookLP 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 people’s mindset of the mid-sixties. This is one of the sharpest local ‘60s garage albums and you are exhorted to PRESS BUTTONS FIRMLY LP $17 SKU:15155