More warehouse finds and a new one on GEAR FAB for you kids this week! This time it’s a TRIPLE cd of rare 60s and 70s tracks from the Carolinas. Check the entire label here.
And some cool one-only titles from the depths of the Bomp warehouse too. And if that wasn’t enough, more restocks and SAALE items. Check it all out below.
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PSYCHEDELIC STATES-The CAROLINAS -TRIPLE CD Label:GEAR FAB We make it to the great states of North & South Carolina to document the fantastic bands that graced these states in the 60’s and 70’s. 80 tracks in all, many of which have never before been compiled. A triple CD jewel case with a 24 page color booklet chock full of band photos, original 45 scans, and biographies of these bands!! COMP CD $20 SKU:25741
CATHY YOUNG– Spoonful- 1969- white promo orig press Label:MAINSTREAM Teen pop singer during the early 1960s, whose rendition of "A Thousand Stars", at age 15, rose to No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100. Formerly Greg Shaw’s 45 RPM $10 SKU:25751
MASALLA -BURNIN FEELINGS ( heavy rock cult anthem 1970)Label:ANCIENT GREASE includes: black vinyl record, ephemera art insert, travel brochure insert, embossed white 45 sleeve ‘Burnin’ Feeling’ circulated on the bootleg masterpiece comp Angel Dust Psychedelia over a decade ago and subsequently became a heavy rock cult anthem. The original 45 is as rare as unicorn hair, with only 100 copies made. With no names shown on the record, the band had remained a complete mystery all these years. Ancient Grease Records launched a successful campaign with feet on the ground in Florida to find these heavy rock maniacs and made our breakthrough in late 2020. We are pleased to bring you the first official reissue of Masalla’s music.Recorded summer 1970 - Masalla were from the Daytona Beach, Florida area 45 RPM $15 SKU:25760
MENCK – Hey War Pigs/Teenage Head - 2008 pressingLabel:ACTION MUSIC On his new 45rpm vinyl single Velvet Crush drummer and very occasional solo singer-songsmith Ric Menck graces the A-side with his cover of former Soft Boys and Katrina & The Waves guitarist-songwriter Kimberly Rew's pissed-off protest anthem "Hey War Pigs", which Ric cites as "the greatest protest song ever written"; aided & abetted by co-conspirator Matthew Sweet. B-side is Menck's dry-hump version of The Flaming Groovies "Teenage Head", recorded by David Newton of Fonda and Mighty Lemon Drops fame. In addition to founding Velvet Crush Menck is and has been a member of The Drats, The Reverbs, The Springfields, The Paint Set, The Big Maybe, The Stupid Cupids, Pop The Balloon, Choo Choo Train, Duffy, The Tyde, Frausdots, Aimee Mann and Matthew Sweet.
Black wax with black & white labels in a plain paper sleeve.
45 RPM $10 SKU:25754
MICHAEL TURNER IN SESSION-Live on GTK - August 1971 (HEAVY ROCK) Label:ANCIENT GREASE includes: black vinyl record, cardstock insert, old-style picture sleeve on textured paperWe are beyond psyched to bring you tidings of this heavy rock gold... Michael Turner In Session were one of hardest hitting Australian rock bands of the early 1970s. Sadly they never made an album but left us with some mythic performance footage, aired in 1971 on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's music show called GTK. After a lengthy process of sorting out the licensing details with the ABC, the tapes containing these stellar performances were unearthed from network's archives and transferred for Ancient Grease Records. It's our honor to release these restored audio recordings for the first time in music media format. 45 RPM $15 SKU:25759
NEIL YOUNG with Crazy Horse Drive Back - 1976 promo copy orig press Label:REPRISE Formerly Greg Shaw’s
A Drive Back 3:24
B Stupid Girl 3:10 45 RPM $10 SKU:25752
PRIMA DONNA- Sing to Death - Special Glow in the dark pressing!Label:WICKED COOL 45 RPM $10 SKU:25753
WOODSTOCK 50- The Brown ACid is not, specifically,too good - green promo Label:COTILLION Issued in a picture sleeve with the transcript of the audio.Issued for the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. Features famous commentary by Chip Monck, John Morris & Wavy Gravy. 45 RPM $10 SKU:25756
Yacht – Strawberry Moon- flexi disc Label:YACHT Single Sided, Single, Limited Edition American electro/synth pop band, based in Los Angeles, California.
Formely started as a solo project of Jona Bechtolt, a Portland Oregon based musician, then became a duo with the addition of writer Claire L. Evans in 2009.
Y.A.C.H.T. stands for: Young Americans Challenging High Technology. 45 RPM $5 SKU:25755
ALLMAN BROTHERS BROTHERS BAND at FILLMORE EAST - double cd gatefold- Label:MERCURY NOTE: UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP There has never been a better showcase for improvisational rock than this 1971 concert recording, and few (if any) live rock albums are in its rank. With only two studio albums (and plenty of touring) under their belt, the Georgia sextet tore into the Fillmore East with road-tested buoyancy. Titanic guitarist Duane Allman was at the peak of his powers, pushing his foil, Dickey Betts, to unsurpassed peaks. Vocalist-keyboardist Gregg Allman would have been a star in any other setting; here he's merely one more component in a brilliant ensemble. Duane Allman died shortly after At Fillmore East shipped, and the Brothers haven't scaled such heights since. But, then, neither has anyone else. --Steven Stolder CD $25 SKU:25749
ANIMALS- The EP Collection-1989 UK release- Label:SEE FOR MILES NOTE: UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Tracks 1-4: The Animals Is Here EP Columbia UK SEG 8374 December 1964
Tracks 5-8: The Animals EP Columbia UK SEG 8400 Mars 1965
Tracks 9-12: The Animals No 2 EP Columbia UK SEG 8439 July 1965
Tracks 13-16: The Animals Are Back EP Columbia UK SEG 8452 October 1965
Tracks 17-20: Animal Tracks EP Columbia UK SEG 8499 September 1966
CD $10 SKU:25745
FACES- Five Guys Walk Into a Bar -4 cd BOX set-Label:RHINO NOTE: UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP From 1969 to 1975 the Faces - Rod Stewart, Ian McLagan, Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane, and Kenney Jones - played their loose and joyful blues and soul-inflected rock 'n' roll with reckless abandon, consummate skill, and immeasurable charm. For those few years they were arguably the greatest band on the planet, and their influence has resonated ever since through the music of countless acts, from the Sex Pistols to The Replacements to The Black Crowes, and on and on. After the Faces dissolved in 1975, Stewart went on to solo superstardom, Wood to the Stones, Jones to The Who, McLagan to world - class session work and his own recordings, and Lane to acclaimed solo projects before he succumbed to multiple sclerosis in 1997. Greater than the sum of its parts, the Faces made now - immortal music for which there will never, ever be a last call. CD $30 SKU:25742
FLAMIN GROOVIES- I'll have a Bucket of Brains -The Original 1972 Rockfield Recordings For U.ALabel:EMI NOTE: UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP A Bucket of Brains is a studio EP/CD by the Flamin' Groovies, primarily consisting of seven songs recorded by the group while living in England and recording for the British branch of United Artists Records ("UA") in 1972. The songs were intended to form the basis of the Groovies' fourth studio album, to be entitled A Bucket of Brains. Six of the songs (recorded in May and August 1972 at Rockfield Studios in Wales) were produced by Dave Edmunds, while the seventh (recorded in August 1972 at De Lane Lea Studios in London) was produced by Groovies' leader Cyril Jordan (using the pseudonym "Flowerboy Venus"). The eighth song on the album is the original "correct speed" studio version of the Groovies' most famous song, "Shake Some Action". CD $10 SKU:25744
JJ CALE SHADES - European release 1984 Jewel case Label:Mercury NOTE: UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:25750
JJ CALE-5 - Jewel case Label:Mercury NOTE: UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP The 6 page foldout leaflet contains the song-list and artists line-up. CD $5 SKU:25743
CORNFLAKE ZOO # 26(mind blowing psychedelic pop and freakbeat from the '60s)Label:PARTICLES Here's another great serving of mind blowing psychedelic pop and freakbeat from the late(r) '60s and early '70s, featuring bands from all around the globe. COMP CD $17 SKU:25601
DUKE ,DORIS- A Legend in Her Own Time 1971 orig pressingLabel:Mankind Vinyl VG but writing on cover front and back,cover is pretty messed up! this would be $75 if it was in better condition. LP $10 SKU:25757
IGGY POP -original color key for Jesus Loves the Stooges cd-Label:BOMP One of a kind for you Iggy collectors! This is the 4 layer color key used in the manufacture of the cd booklets, 4 layers of film with a different color on each layer, used by the printed to manufacture the booklets! Only one ever made. WAREHOUSE FIND $100 SKU:25758
RESTOCKS REMINDERS AND SAALE!
CHILDREN - Rebirth (TEXAS PSYCH 1968)Label:GEAR FAB Great psych from Texas band who released only one classic album in ‘68. Starting out as Stoics back in 66, they evolved into Mind's Eye. Inc all their 45's as Stoics, Mind’s Eye and Children lp from ‘68 plus more unre material as Children from 1969-1970. 77 min. 26 tracks. From master tapes CD $10 SKU:18657
CRASH COFFIN - ST ( 73 Folk/Psych gem ) -Label:GEAR FAB Wow!! This 1973 Folk/Psych gem is finally going to see its day on Compact Disc. Presented in a beautiful Digi-Pak format, this psyched-out guy from Ohio will not disappoint!! Right off the master tapes CD $10 SKU:24892
CRYSTAL SYPHON- FAMILY EVIL/ ELEPHANT BALL (SF 60s)Label:GEAR FAB Comes in an old-style “tip-on” jacket with a digital download. Plying their trade in the fertile San Francisco scene of the late '60s, Crystal Syphon's name was only known to aficionados through viewing copies of old SF gig posters and through the index of bands at the back of Ralph Gleason's book on the rise of Jefferson Airplane. Then both their studio and live 1967-1969 archival recordings were discovered that replaced the imagination with true grooves in 2012 and 2015 with the release of 2 LPs on Roaratorio Records. Trying to find comparison with other Bay area bands from that era has proven a bit fruitless as they don't specifically evoke any of the heavy hitters of the era. They have a bit of a dreamy, stoned vibe with some great harmonies and some have compared their style to Quicksilver Messenger Service (John Cipollina was their idol!!) as well as H.P. Lovecraft. As with so many bands of the era, the draft, time and declining fortunes signaled the end of the band. There is some great guitar work alongside the Farfisa organ in the extended jams, and fans of the west-coast sound should delight in these recordings. CD $14 SKU:23863
DAVID - ST (1969 psych pop Airplane style)- Label:GEAR FAB Canadian band David released this self-titled psychedelic pop album in 1969. It features the dreamy, spacey, Grace Slick/Jefferson Airplane style female vocals of Deborah Kelly, who sings of the ideals of the youth of the time & features some fine fuzz CD $10 SKU:23183
FEVER TREE - San Francisco Girls (TEXAS 1968)-Label:GEAR FAB The great Houston, Texas band that had a slew of 45's, EP's and LP"s out between 1967-1970. Collection contains all the original 10 tracks from their first self-titled 1968 LP on UNI + 5 previously unre. tracks. From the original mastertapes.17 tracks CD $10 SKU:18658
LOS BRASILIOS-- Brasilian Beat 67-Label:GEAR FAB Released in early 1968 and featuring the beautiful harmonies of The Juan Morales Singers, this Marimba band did a great job of singing the cover songs CD $10 SKU:22024
MERKIN - Music From Merkin Manor (rare 72 Utah psych)-Label:GEAR FAB The rare and much sought-after 1972 LP from this group of Utah musicians. All 10 songs from the LP plus 2 rare and unreleased tracks from BYU in 1969 and solo material from Rocky Baum- 13 tracks in all!! CD $10 SKU:18720
OVERCOAT (Marshmallow Overcoat)- A Touch of Evil(60'S FUZZ-PUNK inspired GARAGE )SALE - Label:MUSIC MANIAC 2ND STUDIO ALBUM by LOS ANGELES "OVERCOAT' previously known as 'MARSHMELLOW OVERCOAT"! 60'S FUZZ-PUNK inspired GARAGE SCREAMERS. Lots of desperate SCREAMS, FUZZ and TAMBOURINES! FILE UNDER 'FUZZTONES', "DEAD MOON', etc! CD $8 SKU:14654
OWEN B - ST ( 70s Ohio fuzzed out psych ) - Label:GEAR FAB The unknown rarity from Ohio that released this great Psych album in 1970. Off the master Tapes, this music is hard driven fuzzed out Psychedelic Rock that has never been reissued before. Includes 4 bonus tracks. CD $10 SKU:12766
OXFORDS- A Classic Philly 60’s Band!!!! Label:GEAR FAB A 1960’s Philadelphia rock band cast in the mold of The Wonder’s “That Thing You Do” style. Featuring all 8 songs of their 45s on Grand and ABC Paramount plus 6 unreleased tracks recorded at Sigma Sound between 1964-1967!! CD $10 SKU:23690
PALACE GUARD- ST (so Cal 60s garage)-Label:GEAR FAB Featured on NUGGETS Yes, the great Southern California band that featured Don Grady of Yellow Balloon & "My Three Sons" fame, Emitt Rhodes of The Merry-Go-Round, and Terry Rae of Jamme. They were the featured band at The Hullaballoo club in LA in the 1960's. CD $10 SKU:23802
PANDORAS, THE - It's About Time ( Psych fuzz goddesses PEBBLES STYLE Label:VOXX Psychedelic fuzz goddesses The Pandoras were the first, and in many ways the most original, of L.A.'s garage revival bands. They transformed the traditional garage sound of their "Pebbles" favorites into a vehicle for an all-girl band in wild day-glo fashions, openly sexual, assertive and outrageous in a time when girl bands were expected to be more like the demure Bangles. This is their landmark Voxx debut album. CD $10 SKU:23242
PAYBACKS - Harder and Harder (real-deal Detroit R&R ) Label:GET HIP The Paybacks are real-deal Detroit R&R with capital letters and still stand as one of the city's best kept secrets. Fueled by the rocker-with-a-heart-of-gold vocals of Wendy Case, on ‘Harder And Harder ’, the Paybacks belt out nearly a dozen honest and passionate songs loaded with hooks. Their’s no denying that Wendy voice sounds like a combination of Wendy O. Williams and Joan Jett as she belts out eleven strong songs of sonic brash pop with blazing hard rock riffs and some firey guitar leads. The Paybacks are equal parts swagger and stagger as they plug away on melodic rockers like "Bright Side" and the glittery blues anthem "Jumpy." The scorching riff rockers like "Superrider" and "Scotch Love" assert how powerful and unrelenting this Motor City quartet can be and the soulfully executed ballad "Can You Drive?" suggests the band can do more than raise hell. ‘Harder And Harder’ sounds like a sonic combustion of The Runayways, the MC5 and the Dirtbombs played with a ton of heart and soul. And by calling this sonic firecracker ‘Harder and Harder’, the Paybacks will never be accused of false advertising. CD $10 SKU:21820
PELME- You Need To Smile More Often -LAST COPIES -Label:GTA Records 15 tracks/ 70 minutes A completely disjointed ride through an art mangled violently paranoid landscape of extreme thrash and noise that combines elements of various musical genres into a sound no one else comes close to , making most of what people consider to be "extreme" music sound rather tame and listener friendly. The soundtrack to insanity. CD $10 SKU:23955
PILSNER -AUTOSUGGESTION (Iggy,Ramones,Thunders style!) -Label:GET HIP Influenced by rockers like Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones, Motorhead, and Johnny Thunders, ,inspired mix of punk, blues, and heavy metal. CD $10 SKU:22905
PLAIN WRAP/MOX NIX - -split CD (rare 80s Punk/HC ) -Label:GTA Records ORANGE COUNTY , CA ... A SPAWNING GROUND FOR MANY A GREAT PUNK / HC BAND . THESE TWO BANDS WERE THERE IN THE THICK OF IT IN THE EARLY 80's .THIS DISC HAS PLAIN WRAP'S - "THIS IS PUNK ROCK" DEMO AND MOX NIX - "WE WON'T BE CONTROLLED" DEMO . BOTH BANDS PLAY HC / PUNK THAT HELPED CREATE THE CLASSIC CA / PUNK SOUND . CD $15 SKU:25220
PLASTICLAND- Mink Dress and Other Cats (post punk psych) SAALE - Label:TIMOTHY'S BRAIN Record Collector magazine in England rightly calls this "a superb compilation of one of the true pioneers of post-punk psychedlia:—and it's true; an amazing collection of ultra-rare early singles from a truly under-rated band CD $10 SKU:23582
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 great—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:23655
PLEASE FEED THE ANIMALS-SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS-Label:GEAR FAB From 1967 on the Canadien Exploito label ARC. Fantastic covers of all the Animals greatest hits from 1963-1967 CD $10 SKU:20652
PLEASURE SEEKERS- What a Way To Die w the Quatro Sisters (60s ) - Label:CRADLE ROCKS Digitally remastered with many never before released recordings! the original 60’s all girl rock and rollers who started a revolution. The Pleasure Seekers lived, played, partied, and rocked the music scene in the Renaissance era of the 60’s, when female musicians were looked upon as “novelty acts”. The Pleasure Seekers and the music they played gained the attention and respect of Detroit “male rockers”, as well as the legends of the era. In just under five years, the Pleasure Seekers toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Far East, as a headliner, as well as being support for acts like the Yardbirds, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Joe Cocker, Alice Cooper, Procol Harem, Badfinger, MC5, Bob Seger, Iggy Stooge, and many others. CD $18 SKU:16258
PLIMSOULS- Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal (80s POWERPOP!!)Label:ALIVE Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal" showcases the PLIMSOULS at the height of their power, tearing the roof off and on the verge of starting a riot on L.A.'s old Sunset Strip. Recorded at the Whisky A Go Go on October 31, 1981, this previously unreleased 18 song live album includes many of The Plimsouls' classics as well as plenty of surprises. It has been stunningly remastered, features previously unpublished and gorgeous photos by renowned photographer Bob Matheu, and also includes three pummelling tracks with special guests The Fleshtones (CD only).
The first vinyl pressing of the record includes a poster and is limited to 1,000 copies. Considering that all of The Plimsouls official studio releases are currently out of print, this explosive live document of the band igniting The Whisky nearly three decades ago stands as not only a highly anticipated release from the band, but also as a testament to the power of pure, unadulterated rock & roll.
Formed in 1978 by Peter Case (vocals, guitar) following his departure from The Nerves and The Breakaways, with Louie Ramirez (drums), Dave Pahoa (bass) and Eddie Muñoz (guitar), The Plimsouls effectively blended roots, British Invasion and garage rock into one unique soul-punk, garage-pop combo. "They boasted a soulful front man and gifted songwriter in Peter Case; a brittle, unconventional lead guitarist in Eddie Muñoz; and a gutsy, power-packed rhythm section in bassist Dave Pahoa and drummer Lou Ramirez. The ‘Souls didn’t just replicate the cliches of power pop, as so many others did – they, and especially Case, were intent on putting their own imprint on the rock and R&B styles they derived their sound from. Their keen originality and their ‘let’s-rock’ attitude removed them from the run of the mill. Despite the misguided notions of observers intent upon categorization, The Plimsouls were always their own men." — Chris Morris CD $15 SKU:11185
POETS - Try Me Again (Scotland's #1 beat/mod/freakpop group from the 60's) Label:DYNOVOX The DVD contains a long lost 1965 acetate of 'Try Me Again,' '60s home movies, live show film of 'Midnight Hour', '60s TV clip of 'Now We're Thru' as well as a few unreleased acetates. CD $17 SKU:12758
POISON HEART-Heart of Black City (high octane R&R 70s style) Label:HEAVY MEDICATION POLISH IMPORT -Warsaw’s finest purveyors of high-octane punk’n’roll. Since 2010, Poison Heart have been dishing out their dual-guitar assault, made from a steady diet of diesel fumes, Turbonegro, Gluecifer, MC5 and Motorhead.Heart of Black City” finds them stretching out as musicians and songwriters with a more mature sound heavily rooted in 70’s rock: from side-openers “Big City” and “For Life” with their fist-in-the-air singalong choruses to the killeriffic “Prince of Scums” to introspective album closer “Bagarmossen” (dedicated to the late Hellacopters’ guitarist Robert ‘Strängen’ Dahlqvist). This album is highly recommended for fans of bands like The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, and even Sonic’s Rendezvous Band. CD $14 SKU:21892
POW WOWS-BROKEN CURSES (60s-influenced fuzz guitar rock)Label:GET HIP The sophomore album by Toronto garage-punks Pow Wows features 10 unstoppable new tracks overflowing with ’60s-influenced fuzz guitar, dynamic rhythms, and wild, amped-up vocals. (2015) CD $10 SKU:22638
POWERs OF BLUE -DRILLIN ON THE ROCK ( great fuzzed out intro covers 65-67)Label:GEAR FAB 2 exploito LPs on one CD! Powers Of Blue and Drillin' On The Rock: Brother T. & Family. Flipout features great fuzzed-out instrumentals covers of the hits of 1965-1967. Drillin' On The Rock, released on the German FASS label (Bokaj Retsiem)is a free for all wild fuzzed-out marathon of bizzare tunes!! CD $10 SKU:21739
PRETTY THINGS- PARACHUTE -digipak-Label:MADFISH If "S.F. Sorrow" is the Pretty Things' "Sgt. Pepper," "Magical Mystery Tour,” and "Yellow Submarine" wrapped in one, then “Parachute" is their more succinct "White Album" and "Abbey Road." It's not just a time line comparison. The Pretties made this fascinating LP in the same studio as the Fab Four, London's Abbey Road, with Beatles engineer Norman Smith producing. 'The Good Mr. Square' replicates the three-part harmony the Beatles were so proud of on ‘Because.' Two songs later, the group assembles a brief, interconnected three-song suite like the famous ones on side two of Abbey Road. Bassist Wally Allen's vocals on tracks such as 'Sickle Clowns' have the same throaty, mad anguish that John Lennon exhibited on 'Yer Blues' and 'Happiness Is a Warm Gun.' If "S.F. Sorrow" is psychedelic rock grandeur, then “Parachute" is its more bitter twist, the dream dying and the witching hour upon us. Yet, if this isn't as much of a triumph, the creative neurons are still firing throughout a multi-varied, cohesive LP. Like "S.F. Sorrow," it's a concept LP. This time the topic is a generation caught between the conflicting calls of (rural) peace, love, and boredom, and (urban) sophistication, sex, and squalor in a harsh world. Somehow the departure of the band's main creative force, Dick Taylor, didn't diminish the writing and inspired variety. Allen stepped up big time into the collaborator role with singer Phil May. The harmonies remain a strong point on an otherwise rock-inclined record, and the nasty edge of perfectly balanced bombast in the best songs have been a lost art ever since. (There are eighteen minutes of good stuff tacked on the Snapper edition, taken from singles.)" CD $14 SKU:23999
PRETTY THINGS-GREATEST HITS -LTD ED DBL-Label:MADFISH CD #1 25 Tracks of the very best from the dirtiest, hairiest, loudest, most controversial and influential band the world has ever seen CD #2- The Pretty Things Incredible 100 Club show from December 2010, a piece of Rock 'n' Roll history. Essential early British R&B sound from the band that stubbornly refused to lie down to popular demand; The Pretty Things religiously stuck to their guns by making great, exciting, challenging and often violently aggressive records that just weren’t quite acceptable enough to slot into the breathlessly presented but carefully airbrushed new youth-culture media. Includes the instantly recognisable ‘Rosalyn,' 'Don’t Bring Me Down,' 'Cry To Me' and many other brilliant evidences of a musicianship at the forefront of an evolving rock music scene through the 60s, 70s and 80s. The band’s songwriting prowess is best highlighted when, after their brief fling with minor R&B hits alongside such bands as The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Yardbirds and Manfred Mann, they hit the ground running with music that fueled the “Swinging Sixties” and Mod Culture in the late 60s. The shift to Psychedelic Rock saw The Pretty Things ensconced in Abbey Road Studios, alongside The Beatles and The Pink Floyd, to record the world’s first rock opera, "S.F. Sorrow.” This spearheaded the London psychedelic revolution alongside a new completely breed of acts, like The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Jimi Hendrix and the aforementioned Pink Floyd. So, although this “Greatest Hits” album has few charted songs, it is a truly meaningful historical document of the greatest band with the fewest hits, but with the best music.
The Pretty Things’ "Greatest Hits" features as the final track: 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' which was originally offered to The Pretty Things — who turned it down before The Byrd’s famous version was recorded; the Pretty’s finally recorded their own take in 2016, keeping true to their style. Booklet includes individual track commentary from band members Dick Taylor and Phil May, plus liner notes from long-time manager Mark St. John. The double CD, presented in a 6-panel digipack packaging, contains a special bonus CD of an exclusive recorded performance of the band’s debut self-titlted album at London’s infamous 100 Club.The Pretty Things were fundamental in the development of British music. They enjoyed much critical success and were a huge influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The White Stripes, Kasabian, The Lightning Seeds and countless more. Their music has been used in feature films including Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla', and on TV shows as recent as Britannia II. The band created a rich music catalogue including the classic albums The Pretty Things, S.F. Sorrow & Parachute, and remained a significant artistic and creative force throughout their entire 55+ year career. They have continued to release iconic and influential recordings, right up to the present day, with a new album due for release later this year. They also remained a potent live act, as is shown on 'The Final Bow', highlighting their last electric gig at the O2 which featured special guests including Van Morrison and David Gilmour accompanying Phil and The Pretty Things live on stage. CD $12 SKU:24001
PRIESTS-TALL TALES (fuzzed out dark Cramps meets Cynics vibe)Label:GET HIP Rochester, NY’s Priests began a career in music inspired by the seedier, darker almost ungodly aspects of life. Sonically influenced by the classic rock and roll sounds of yesteryear, the band forges ahead, creating the music of tomorrow in their own unique way. The band members seem to feed off of each other, which depending on moods, chemicals or mental stability can be incredibly mesmerizing or cryptically haunting. The Priests tend to break it down to the simplest level and build from there. Hypnotic guitar lines, fuzzed-out organ and tribalistic back beat mixed in with a dark Cramps meets Cynics vibe, build the foundations of their unusual and original sounds. CD $10 SKU:21819
PROJECTION COMPANY/STAFF CARPENBORG & THE ELECTRIC CORONA -Two more great US '60s exploito psych LP's on one disc! Label:GEAR FAB “- GIVE ME SOME LOVIN'/FANTASTIC PARTY-” Wow!! Two more great US '60s exploito psych LP's on one disc, presented in a miniature LP-sleeve! The first title here is the Projection Company's great 1967 Custom release 'Gimme Some Lovin', featuring fuzzed out guitars and wild organs and scorching vocals. Also present is Scott Carpenborg's classic 1971 free form 'Fantastic Party'. While you may expect cheesy orchestra music it's actually the rawest, dopest and wildest psychedelic groove one could imagine. Stomping breaks, haunting spooky organ sounds and wet swampy bass lines from the very beginning to the last groove, completed with some strange sci-fi sounds and stereo FX. The LSD was certainly flowing richly during these sessions! CD $10 SKU:21727
PROTOTIPES - WE ARE BACK (90s Spanish power pop) SAALE! -Label:NO TOMORROW LAST COPIES.The album debut by a band formed by ex-members of Spanish punk rock legends of the '90s SHOCK TREATMENT and DEPRESSING CLAIM. A superb collection of sing-along power-pop, bittersweet midtempo melodic-punk and some killer blasts of mean punk'n'roll thrown in for good measure. A must for fans of the Spanish punk pop sound of the '90s and for anyone interested in classy punk rock. CD $5 SKU:19898
PURPLE GANG -Strikes - 1967 Label:TALKING ELEPHANT When Pink Floyd recorded ‘Arnold Layne’ in a converted Chelsea abattoir in 1967, their producer Joe Boyd was also working in an adjoining studio with another band. The former Young Contemporaries Jug Band, renamed the Purple Gang (for “the whole rhythm section” in Jailhouse Rock) seemed to have a gem in ‘Granny Takes a Trip.’ The Floyd’s Syd Barrett thought it would be a hit and John Peel called it “one of the all-time great records” ? but the BBC had other ideas and promptly banned it, even though the trip referred not to LSD but to an old lady’s ambition to visit Hollywood. With its honky-tonk piano, homemade jug taking the bass line and one of pop’s great kazoo solos, Granny remains an innocent, timeless reminder of the first summer of love. This 50th Anniversary version of the band’s album features bonus tracks, including two versions of the Syd Barrett song ‘Boon Tune,’ which he suggested to the band they should use as a follow up to ‘Granny Takes a Trip.’ A bit of the hippie acid-folk vibe seeps into one of the better and more mysterious cuts, ‘The Wizard,’ which actually does have a trilling electric guitar. A wee bit of British pop-psych bonhomie also colors ‘The Sheik,’ ‘Kiss Me Goodnight Sally Green,’ and their most famous track by far, 'Granny Takes a Trip’ (which is still jug band-based, despite the psychedelic implications that some read into the title). CD $12 SKU:24853
STONE GARDEN -ST (US. 60s HEAVY PSYCH) Label:GEAR FAB For the late 60’s, there wasn’t a much heavier record thanthis amazing slab of US Heavy Psychedelic/Acid Rock!Stone Garden hailed from a state one could assume was among the last touched by the chemical stimulant-inspired revolution in rock music in the '60s. But you wouldn't be able to tell that from Stone Garden. Cobbled together from live and studio recordings made between 1969 and 1971, the reissue collects virtually every available note by the pack of Idaho teens, including both sides of their lone, extremely rare 45 ("Oceans Inside Me"/"Stop My Thinking"). Aside from that single, all the tracks remained unreleased until appearing as a superbly packaged 1998 Rockadelic LP, reproduced in its entirety on this Gear Fab CD. So is it worth all the archival fuss? Mostly, yes, it really is. Stone Garden is an always blistering and often thrilling racket that splits the difference between the plundering depths of hard rock and the mind-excursion highs of psychedelia (or, more precisely, acid rock), carving out a nifty Western patch of its own. A heady trick for a group of boys from the potato state in the year of Woodstock, and, if dated in minor ways, still body-rattling music decades after the fact. There is some dense riffage (the re-recorded version of "Oceans," "It's a Beautiful Day," an awesome "Woodstick") that comes as close to proto-heavy metal shredding as anything else recorded in or around 1969 (that includes Steppenwolf, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, and Blue Cheer), and the band had both an affinity and knack for scintillating, dual-guitar electric blues ("Stop My Thinking"), although the album's sole outright misstep, "SF Policeman Blues," apes early Grateful Dead a little too closely. But there is plenty of consciousness-expanding, detail-intriguing, and ominous melodic shifts, nifty but queasy coats of echo, Zappa-esque avant-garde effects ("Bastard"), and surprisingly mature and hip lyrics -- even if the performances are not exactly nuanced. Subtle Stone Garden was not. But the music can cut you off at the knees and knock the wind out of you, which is pretty impressive stuff. CD $10 SKU:18837
TONGUE - Keep on Truckin (forgotten classic of late '60s American psych)Label:GEAR FAB Tongue were a blues-based, organ-fueled, country and rural folk-influenced hard rock band that emerged from the copious student population of countercultural Wisconsin. Though Tongue remains a criminally underrated outfit, and never made it big on a national level, their touring reached legendary status, particularly in the mid-west. They were on the road for 10 years and played 250 gigs a year without flying to a single one of them. CD $10 SKU:19455
MORE PSYCHEDELIC GUITARS - & PSYCHEDELIC VISIONS - 2 ON 1 CD (Extremely rare 1960s Exploito albums ) - Label:GEAR FAB Psychedelic Guitars & Psychedelic Visions- Extremely rU
are 1960s Exploito albums recorded by unknown studio musicians. Very much in the vein and style of Tswift & Bokaj Retsiem, these albums show the mainstream Music Industrys attempt at cashing in on the then new Psychedelic Sounds coming from the East & West coasts. Turn on the Lava Lamps!! COMP CD $10 SKU:11170
MOUNT CARMEL - Get Pure- for Radio Moscow fans, heavy blues guitar power trio! ! ) PURPLE -Label:ALIVE Amid the current industry of cool, Mount Carmel’s lack of gimmick is a welcome anachronism. The trio’s third album “Get Pure” is full of swagger, packed with great songs and inspired performances. This is true rock music like you haven’t heard in years. Crank it up!
Mount Carmel reeks of surging guitar riffs and thunderous backbeats. They’re a power trio in the truest sense of the term and certainly nowhere near as anonymous as their cover art would have you believe.As you may have guessed, this is an album for the heavy blues guitar freaks. – 194 LP $20 SKU:16039
MUTANTS (FINLAND)- DEATHRACE 3000 (Psychedelic voodoo groove;!) Label:GREEN COOKIE Funky garage. Afrogaragemambo. Psychedelic voodoo groove; Finland's The Mutants are tough to pin down when it comes to genres. The band originally started as an instrumental garage rock band in 1998. The line-up was completed by a percussionist and a saxophone player. The band released their debut 7" 'Le Mutant' in the summer of 2001 on Legal Records after which the band has released a bunch of singles and appeared on compilations. 'Deathrace 3000', originally released in 2002 on CD only, comes on green vinyl. LP $22 SKU:25130
MYSTERY PLANE-Still Life (70s Amon Duul style)-Label:COLOR DISC : Mystery Plane formed in 1980 from the ashes of 70's new wave band 3D5 who's line-up also featured future Cure member Porl Thompson. This record was originally a demo cassette made in 1981 that was hawked around record labels with a view for release. Later Color Tapes released a 100 copies edition. To support their demo at the time the band played such gigs at the Marquee, Rock Garden and The Bridgehouse supporting bands such as Fad Gadget, Modern English and Henry Padovani (Ex-Police) in London. This sublime minimal basement krauty synth LP was inspired by bands such as Neu, Amon Duul ll, and "Vienna" period Ultravox. The album features guitar work of Gerald O' Connell who was a big fan of Ash Ra Tempel's guitarist Manuel Gottsching. A year later he went on to form Lives Of Angels who made the classic cold wave album "Elevator To Eden" which was originally released on Color Tapes in 1983. Mystery Plane have been featured on the sold out Cold Waves Of Color compilation series. The album has been remastered by Denis Blackham and comes complete with a poster insert. (LP) Import edition, limited to 250x copies. LP $22 SKU:20978
NEKTAR -A Tab in the Ocean (1972 Brit acid psych prog) DOUBLE Lp Label:MISSING VINYL Did you ever wonder what would happen if a giant tab of acid was dropped into the sea? According to Roye Albrighton, Nektar’s guitarist and vocalist, they did. Albrighton and his mates parlayed their curiosity into the group’s acclaimed second album, appropriately titled “A Tab in the Ocean.” built on the sound of Nektar’s first album, Journey to the Centre of the Eye, but further emphasized a “concept” over its five tracks (the lengthiest being album opener ‘A Tab in the Ocean’) which took the band musically in a tighter, more structured and focused direction. “Official, deluxe 180 gram double LP reissue of the second album (dating from 1972) by the legendary British psychedelic progressive group, that was based in Germany. The extra LP contains 4 excellent psychedelic bonus tracks from 1972-1973, which have remained unreleased on vinyl until now. Expertly remastered from the original master tapes. Limited edition in deluxe gatefold cover.” LP $34 SKU:21011
NEPAL DEATH- DHYANA MORTIS (trippy psych) Label:KOMMUN2 The 'Dhyana Mortis' LP by Swedish music collective Nepal Death is NOT yet another catchy heavy rock album! This is a psychedelic death meditation. Think four pieces of transcendentally trippy, hauntingly beautiful, slow droning music of liturgical worship. The album features Indian tanpura, heavy bass drones, Tibetan bells, bone flutes, singing bowls, layers of heavy guitars and magical chants. All pieces are tuned differently to resonate and speak to various chakras of the body. Get ready to enter the cosmos of ethereal spaces you have never visited before. Inside and outside of yourself. LP $28 SKU:25398
NEPAL DEATH- THE BOOM SHIVA EP (trippy psych) Label:KOMMUN2 The 'Dhyana Mortis' LP by Swedish music collective Nepal Death is NOT yet another catchy heavy rock album! This is a psychedelic death meditation. Think four pieces of transcendentally trippy, hauntingly beautiful, slow droning music of liturgical worship. The album features Indian tanpura, heavy bass drones, Tibetan bells, bone flutes, singing bowls, layers of heavy guitars and magical chants. All pieces are tuned differently to resonate and speak to various chakras of the body. Get ready to enter the cosmos of ethereal spaces you have never visited before. Inside and outside of yourself. LP $28 SKU:25399
NEURAS -WICKED (70s power pop style) Label:FAMILY SPREE The Neuras have been working on their career for several years and have succeeded in mixing influences from Elvis Costello, The Kinks, The Who, Paul Weller/The Jam, Californian power pop of the late '70s, and Tamla Motown. And all that from a garage/surf background by the band members. LP $22 SKU:25056
NEW BRUTARIANS -HYSTERIA (77 glam punk and glitter rock.)Label:ALIEN SNATCH! Seventies pop-art proto punk debut album by the New Brutarians, which is veteran Adam Turkel on guitar and vocals and Christina Wright on drums and vocals. 'Hysteria' is an album full for rockers and rollers, some songs are lofi-acoustic gems, '77 glam punk and glitter rock. LP $22 SKU:25402
NIKKI AND THE CORVETTES - ST ( 60s style powerpop goddesses w Peter James of the ROMANTICS ) ELECTRIC BLUE VINYL Label:BOMP Records New pressing on gorgeous BLUE VINYL! Garage pop goddesses. The band was always in top form, led by ex-Romantic Peter James. This LP, from 1980, is their testament. LP $20 SKU:20702
NOAH - BRAIN SUCK (US HARD PSYCH 1972) DBL Label:GUERSSEN superb, though at the time unissued, US hard psychedelic album from 1972 is now available on vinyl. Dominated by killer Hammond organ, hard guitar and powerful vocals, Noah's music is dark and heavy and recommended to fans of a.o. Fraction, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly and Blue Cheer. This edition is expanded to the DOUBLE-LP format with rare, stunning demo recordings from the years '67-'71 plus some garage-psych 7-inch sides from pre-Noah outfit The Sound Barrier. An insert with liner notes and photos is included! LP $32 SKU:24516
NOLAN, JERRY & THE PROFILERS - The Final Recordings LTD ED EP PINK VINYL (NEW YORK DOLLS DRUMMER) LAST COPIES! Label:STRAIGHT TO THE TOP 12 " EP recorded with the late NY Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan -We got these straight from GREG ALLEN , he says there are only a few left! recorded with the late NY Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan -We got these straight from GREG ALLEN , he says there are only a few left! “"This final recording from New York Dolls/Heartbreakers drummer Jerry Nolan is an inspired marriage of Nolan’s NYC circa ’76 punchdrunk proto punk panache and stalwart guitarist/vocalist Greg Allen’s switchblade swagger. A last hurrah worthy to the L.A.M.F. legacy." — Alan di Perna (Guitar World, Guitar Aficionado)."These recordings were made in September of ’91, half way between Johnny [Thunders’] death, and Jerry’s own demise. In addition to Greg Allen on guitar and vocals, and bassist Chicago Vin Earnshaw, there are guest appearances by old pals Buddy Bowser on sax, and Walter Lure on guitar. The music is straight ahead Stones/Dolls/Heartbreakers style rock’n’roll. It’s what Jerry loved most and did best." James Marshall - April 2012, NYCQuotes about Greg Allen’s music in general"Greg Allen happens to be quite a musician and he writes good songs...He's good. He's really, really good."- Jerry Nolan, Tee Vee Tunes Records interview, 1991"Greg Allen played with ex-New York Doll Jerry Nolan and his band features some other folks with good bloodlines. They play rock music or, more specifically, "the kind they don’t make anymore..."- Bob Gulla, The Providence Phoenix, 2004 (Jun 18, 2004) LP $40 SKU:19308
NOX BOYS - OUT OF TOUCH ( 60s style garage ) Label:GET HIP The Nox Boys recorded their first album as teenagers in high school with Producer Jim Diamond in one weekend. This time around they went full throttle to create a true GARAGE PUNK album: “Out Of Touch”. With special guest appearances and production by Gregg Kostelich (The Cynics / Get Hip Records) on bass, and engineered by Pete Drivere (Blue Ash/Deadbeat Poets/Infidels), the album features a broad mix of psychedelia, pop, and punk elements…. “Out Of Touch” opens with title track written as an outlet for the frustrations of growing up in today’s political climate and circumscribing a pathway of your own. LP $14 SKU:21270
NTP- ST (1969 rare folk private press)Label:SEELIE COURT One of the very rarest underground folk rock private pressings (1969) with just one hand made copy known to exist (!) NTP perform a delicate and complex pop inflected downtempo folk with arch wit and charm, at times very reminiscent of the brilliant and largely forgotten Jimmy Campbell. The masterpiece 'Miranda' is lovelorn and infectious in its bittersweet melody, and all the songs are very subtle and understated, the lyrics often tackle deliberately mundane subjects in a poetic and clever way. Acoustic guitar, piano and vocal. Folky pop and outstanding compositions. LP $32 SKU:24686
NUNS-ST (70s S.F. punk on RED /PURPLE VINYL) Label:RADIATION Repress on purple/red vinyl. Classic debut album by original San Francisco punk band led by Alejandro Escovedo (future Rank & File) and Jennifer Miro (Debbie Harry's West Coast counterpart). Although The Nuns ruled the San Francisco punk scene in the late '70s, courted by major labels and selling out shows at San Francisco's hottest clubs, by the time the original band broke up they still had not recorded enough material for a full-length album. Thankfully, however, the band minus Escovedo came together once more for the sake of recording this album before calling it quits. Over the years Jennifer kept the band alive in different forms until her premature death in 2011. This classic slice of '77 punk rock, recorded in just 20 hours in May 1980, is the greatest testimony to the their original line up. LP $26 SKU:25053
O.P.M.C. -Amalgamation (1970 acid psych w insert)Label:WAH WAH A splendid vinyl reissue of this much sought after psych LP by a great Dutch-British duo, consisting of Barrie Webb and Teun van der Slikke, who were joined by a host of highly regarded guest musicians. Originally released in 1970 by Pink Elephant, the music is a wonderful mixture of druggy folk, spacy guitar and haunting melodies that some sources have considered to be vaguely reminiscent of Love's 'Forever Changes'. They were located in Amsterdam's red light district, which is why they called themselves Oldest Profession(al) Music Company, or in short O.P.M.C. This reissue comes with remastered sound, a quality glossy laminated sleeve reproducing the original artwork, bonus tracks and an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies. LP $28 SKU:24773
ONES, THE -Vol 1 180 gram (ultra rare 60S Boston GARAGE) -Label:GEAR FAB Finally, we have uncovered a copy of this rare gem (R4) from back in 1966. Although these guys originated from Connecticut, they became one of the hottest opening acts in Boston in 1967, playing many of the city's best and most popular venues. Their renditions of the day's cover tunes are even better than the original songs."
This great Connecticut band rocked the Boston area in the mid to late '60s. Their landmark and ultra-rare album that even made the original artists stand up and take notice to their fine renditions of the days popular hits! Pressed on 180-gram vinyl. LP $15 SKU:15676
OPEN MIND- ST (fantastic 69 Brit psych!)BEER COLORED VINYL - Label:KLIMT he Open Mind was an English psychedelic rock band formed in London, and active in the 1960s and 1970s. The band was formed in 1963 by four musicians from Putney, South West London. Initially named The Apaches and formed by Tim du Feu, Mike Brancaccio and Philip Fox and their friend Ray Nye. Nye left in 1965 and another friend, Terry Schindler, joined instead. The band became The Drag Set, who released a little-known single in February 1967, 'Day And Night'/'Get Out Of My Way.' Shortly thereafter, they changed their name to The Open Mind and in July 1969 released a self-titled LP which has since become a highly sought-after collectible. The band, however, is best known for its druggy August 1969 single 'Magic Potion,' which did not appear on the album. Despite their paucity of recorded material, The Open Mind have proven to be influential in the psychedelic rock genre, their single 'Magic Potion' having been covered by bands such as The Seers, Sun Dial and The Damned. Comes on beer coloured vinyl. LP $24 SKU:25047
ORFEUS -Lying to the Wall (Rare 1973 Kentucky harcdore/prog) Label:VOID 1973 Ultra Rare and nearly impossible to find local Kentucky Hardrock Progressive LP with a nice mix of originals and covers and housed in superb fantasy art cover. LP $19 SKU:22510
OUBA - Freak Out Total (rare 1968 psych)Label:GUERRSEN Another ultra-rare Canadian lost classic. Recorded in Montreal in early 1968, this R6 rarity comes out to you in all its psyched-out glory, featuring long, mind-blowing jams with fuzzed-out guitar, wailing organs & screaming vocals. The influences of Iron Butterfly, Santana & The Mothers of Invention are clearly present on this psychedelic gem. From 1968, this 30 minute long free for all psychedelic party features wild screaming organs and guitars and VERY LOUD drums.. LP $19 SKU:25124