Feb 22, 2023
WAREHOUSE FINDS & MORE
We’re digging into the Bomp archives and finding all kinds of cool stuff for you guys, check out the latest here, and check all of our warehouse finds here.
Also lots of imports and saale items, if you want some bargains check our $5 and under and $10 and under sections!
In label news, our glam boy Gyasi has just topped a quarter of a million views on Youtube! Nobody is more surprised than us (and Gyasi!), but we’re hopeful for the future of rock and roll. Give him some love and buy his record here.
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IGGY - KILL CITY -TEST PRESSING SET! WITH ARCHIVAL MATERIALS, POSTER, AUTOGRAPHED 7" COVER INCLUDED Label:ALIVE/BOMP THESE ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ARE TAKEN FROM THE BOMP FILES, SOON TO BE DONATED TO A MUSEUM. BUT WE WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THEM WITH YOU GUYS!
(1)ORIGINAL RTI TEST PRESSING FOR KILL CITY ALIVE 112
(2) ORIGINAL 1977 I'M SICK OF YOU 7" COVER, AUTOGRAPHED BY JAMES WILLIAMSON (JUST THE COVER, NO SINGLE)
(3) ORIGINAL 1977 3-D SLEEVE FOR JESUS LOVES THE STOOGES 7" (JUST THE COVER, NO SINGLE)
(4) 1968 GLOSSY PHOTO BY LENI SINCLAIR! ORIGINAL FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
(5) IGGY KILL CITY POSTER
ALL PACKED INSIDE A 13X13 HEAVY POLY COVER WITH ARTWORK CREATED JUST FOR THIS SETLP $175 SKU:25984
PEBBLES Vol 1- 1979 TEST PRESSING SET WITH ARCHIVAL MATERIALS-Label:AIP HESE ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ARE TAKEN FROM THE BOMP FILES, SOON TO BE DONATED TO A MUSEUM. BUT WE WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THEM WITH YOU GUYS! We've tossed in some fun stuff for you.
RARE! Test pressings are the white label copies issued to the record label in advance of the actual pressing , there are normally only 5 of these made. Get a piece of history.
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
(1)ORIGINAL 1979 RAINBO TEST PRESSING AIP 5016
(2) PINK COVER THAT WAS USED ON THE FIRST MASTERCHARGE PRESSING
(3) BOMP CHRISTMAS CARD, CIRCA 1975 APPROX.
(4) BOMP CHECK FROM 1977 SIGNED BY GREG SHAW!
(5) ISSUE OF PSYCHOBABBLE 1990 WITH AN ARTICLE ON AIP COMP LP $175 SKU:26096
ZEROS - Don't Push Me Around 1977 ORIGINAL TEST PRESSING SET! WITH ARCHIVAL MATERIALS INCLUDED Label:BOMP Records THESE ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ARE TAKEN FROM THE BOMP FILES, SOON TO BE DONATED TO A MUSEUM. BUT WE WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THEM WITH YOU GUYS!
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
(1)ORIGINAL RAINBO TEST PRESSING BOMP 4035
(2) ORIGINAL GLOSSY PROMO PHOTO CIRCA 1977
(3) ORIGINAL BIO FROM OUR ARCHIVES 1977
(4) INVOICE FROM 1977 FOR THE MASTERING!
(5) TWO ARTICLES ABOUT THE ZEROS
ALL PACKED INSIDE A 13X13 HEAVY POLY COVER WITH ARTWORK CREATED JUST FOR THIS SET LP $150 SKU:26097
SAALE AND RESTOCKS
7SHADES-BURSTING(prog/punk/pop/psych )SAALELabel:SNAFU RECORDINGS The much anticipated second album from prog/punk/pop/psych pranksters 7shades. Crammed to the gills with all manner of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic deviance, this is a band that is clearly not afraid to venture into the lesser-travelled realms of maximalism. Self-professed devotees of the work of Tim Smith and Cardiacs, that inherited DNA is still in strong evidence throughout 'Bursting', but as a whole the album seems to be striking out in a myriad of other directions. Influences from Gong, King Crimson and Mike Patton are evident, for example, but it is far from being any kind of mere prog copycat affair CD $10 SKU:22630
CHILLIHOUNDS- SHAKE YOUR SKULL (Swedish glam blues 70s style oddity)Label:TRANSUBSTANS ]Having grown up on bearded swamp blues, glam flamboyance and menace riffing theres not a doubt in the world that CHILLIHOUNDS learned the swagger of rocknroll in the best of ways. Forming in Gothenburg in 2003 the band take its time perfecting their retrospective groove seldom heard this side of the seventies. CD $10 SKU:22342
FAUBERT, SHANE- SQUIRRELBOY BLUE (70s power pop)Label:MUSIC MANIAC Shane's carrier started in New York in the late 70's with the power pop rio "The Cheepskates". This 3rd solo album is a beautiful pop album full of close harmonies, great ballads and well crafted pop songs. CD $10 SKU:24798
GIOBIA -Magnifier (Italian psych sensations)Label:SULATRON The fourth album (the second on Sulatron) by Giöbia, the psychedelic sensation from Milano, Italy! The band plays intense neo-psychedelic-rock, strongly inspired by the sound of the late sixties. Next to guitars, bass, drums and organ the band uses sitar, bouzuki, vintage keyboards and effects to create a colourful and swirling sound. 'Magnifier' sucks you into a lysergic vortex of exotic mantras and Sabbathian rituals. The sound of this album is heavier and darker than the past records, but always unique. Cover art by Laura Giardino. CD $15 SKU:24613
KARAKORUM - THE GATE OF THOUGHT(1970 prog stoner rock)Label:SEELIE COURT Absolutely unique progressive stoner rock from 1970. Ea (1970 prog stoner rock)stern tinged, the lead guitarist falls in spiralling electric noodling with hypnotic drums taking the listener's mind into new and shadowlike prog dimensions. O CD $20 SKU:24791
LORDS OF ALTAMONT -TUNE IN, TURN ON, ELECTRIFY!(: MC5, Stooges and Chambers Brothers style)...-Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Roaring like a a twin cylinder engine, here's the 2017 full-length from The Lords Of Altamont. Fueled up by the MC5, Stooges and Chambers Brothers, to name a few, the pack follows Jake 'The Preacher' Cavaliere (vocals, organ) on his uncompromising rock'n'roll journey. CD $14 SKU:24662
MANGROVE -Endless Skies (70s style heavy rock trio IYL Sabbath /Zep )Label:TRANSUBSTANS From the ashes of the mythical Argentine duo Sandhy & Mandhy—who recorded in 1969 the intensely rare and beloved album “Para Castukis” (reissued by Lion Productions on vinyl and CD), a record suffused with beat and psychedelic influences—comes this resurrection by Mandhy of his "Celestial Stories." Alberto Vanasco Jr. (Mandhy) resumes his musical tale with twelve tracks written between 1968 and 1978. Recorded with the analogue essence and sound of the 70s, using vintage instruments like Farfisa and Hammond organ, and fuzz guitar. Features Argentine rock legends Nexus as the backing band. A record which brings together all of the various crucial elements of Argentine rock music: psychedelia, heavy blues, classic rock, and progressive rock. Stunning CD $10 SKU:22564
MERGERS -THREE APPLES IN THE ORANGE GROVE (Brit rock/freakbeat/psych)-Label:SOUNDFLAT After three singles released digitally, here comes the eagerly awaited third album by The Mergers. After releasing two acclaimed albums, the band maintains their songwriting and arrangements strongly influenced by British rock- and popculture, dream pop, freakbeat and psychedelic moods. It even has some Britpop influences in the vein of Oasis. CD $14 SKU:24633
MUCK AND THE MIRES-GREETINGS FROM MUCKINGHAM PALACE
(Merseybeat, English Invasion and garage ROCK ‘N’ ROLL! ) SAALE! -Label:DIRTY WATER Produced by the legendary Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Fleshtones, The Sonics), the 2020 full-length by Muck & The Mires contains 14 songs. 'Greetings From Muckingham Palace' once again showcases the band's trademark gritty garage-punk sound, at times enriched with bits of Merseybeat, or colourful flashes of psychedelia. CD $15 SKU:24205
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
STONE MACHINE ELECTRIC-VIVERE (stoner blues psych)-Label:OFF THE RECORD LABEL Carving its way through earth, stone and space, Texas-based Stone Machine Electric slices off heavy slabs of ominous riffs reinforced by stoner-like overtones with hints of psychedelia and a blues base. This live performance was recorded at the Doublewide in Dallas, Texas on June 3rd, 2016 and captures how the duo crafts and intertwines structured songs with improvised jams, thus creating a continuous, trippy journey from start to finish. Limited to 500 copies worldwide! CD $15 SKU:24490
SUNSHINE REVERBERATION-ST(garagepunk,psych/krautrock) SAALE Label:WESTERGAARD Heavily influenced by garagepunk, psychedelia and krautrock creating a sonic space similar to artists like King Gizzard, Oh Sees, The Groundhogs and White Fence. Sunshine Reverberation are calm, controlled and dreamy before they suddenly launch into noisy, fuzzy punk workouts. They are indeed a four-headed hydra: grinding, wringing and twisting every drop of acid out of rock'n'roll's rotting corpse. CD $17 SKU:23555
SWELL MAPS - MAYDAY SIGNALS (rare and prev unreleased)Label:EASY ACTION Mayday Signals' is a collection of rare and previously unreleased recordings of UK DIY punk pioneers Swell Maps. This release comprises 36 tracks, including demo versions of the singles 'Dresden Style' and 'Read About Seymour'. The liner notes are by Jowe Head and the exclusive artwork was originally designed by Epic Soundtracks and Jowe Head in 1977. CD $19 SKU:24469
TEK,DENIZ-LOST FOR WORDS (RAdio Birdman)Label:CAREER Deniz Tek, guitarist and founding member of legendary Australian proto-punk band Radio Birdman, releases an awesome album of guitar dominated instrumentals CD $19 SKU:22645
WEDGE--LIKE NO TOMORROW (power trio MC5 Deep Purple style) Label: HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS The Berlin-based power trio once more is driving their musical Wedge in between many different genres: garage rock turns progressive while psychedelic guitar lines are tripping over hard rocking riffs. Does this work together? Hell yes! For fans of Deep Purple, MC5, Led Zeppelin or Humble Pie this album is a sure shot. CD $15 SKU:24320
YAYS & NAYS- ST- ( 60s garage 6 stars in Pokora book!) MINI LP SLV - Label:GROOVIE SPAIN "Monster rare USA private pressing from 1968, rated with 6 stars in the Hans Pokora 3001 book. The Yays & Nays were a groovy, hip group comprised of three guys and three girls. This is a truly unique sounding album, full of creative songwriting and vocal arrangements and a style that defies any categorization. There's some fab garage folk-rock on it (the opening track 'Gotta Keep Travelling' is really astounding!), and also some tracks in a bizarre crooner-lounge 'Incredible Strange Music' vein. Reissued for the first time, in collaboration with band members, and with original artwork." CD $10 SKU:14713
BEAT BESPOKE 9( long-forgotten underground sixties club sounds)Label:DETOUR Dr. Robert's passion for discovering long-forgotten underground sixties club sounds gives them a new lease of life through his DJ sets and this compilation series. 'Le Beat Bespoke Volume 9' features unreleased acetates, an exclusive remix and obscure 7" COMP CD $19 SKU:24300
CORNFLAKE ZOO - # 23 VA (60s soul beat garage punk)-Label:PARTICLES Includes 20-page, full color booklet with comprehensive liner notes and rare color photographs. Volume 23 offers another beguiling blast of international dance floor disasters from the heyday of mod as well as the psychedelic era. Included are 20 slices of funky soul-beat and garage-punk, that wasn't known as punk at the time and wasn't recorded in a garage, but who cares when it sounds this good! COMP CD $19 SKU:23801
CORNFLAKE ZOO # 24 ( 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 '60s, featuring bands from a.o. Germany, Switzerland, France, Scandinavia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Peru... The CD comes with remastered audio and a 16-page booklet to guide you to the end safely. COMP CD $19 SKU:24211
FADING YELLOW - VOL. 13 Lazy Days (U.S 60s Pop Psych and other delights) Label:FLOWER MACHINE Another mighty fine collection of magic US 45s on a compilation for the very first time. Limited edition of 1000 copies COMP CD $17 SKU:13484
FADING YELLOW - VOL. 11(60s Pop / Psych) Label:FLOWER MACHINE A Palette of US/Canadian 60's Pop-sike & other delights COMP CD $17 SKU:18694
LUX AND IVY DIG INSANE ROCKABILLY-DBL CD Label:RIGHTEOUS A deep delve into the insane world of rockabilly; gathering together over 50 gloriously madcap 7" singles as collected and celebrated by The Cramps' Lux and Ivy. Featuring a string of no hit wonders, a gaggle of tunes about cars, drag racing, drive-by romancing, the cops, the latest dance trends and the wildest of parties. TRACKS: 01. Alden Holloway - Blast Off 02. Charlie Ryan and the Livingstone Bros - Hot Rod Lincoln 03. Billy Brown - Flip Out 04. Carl Perkins - Pink Pedal Pushers 05. Fat Daddy Holmes - Chicken Rock 06. Bobby Lord - High Voltage 07. Jimmy Edwards - Love Bug Crawl 08. Derrell Felts and the Confederates - Playmates 09. Mike McAllister - I Don't Dig It 10. Joyce Green - Black Caddilac 11. Leon Smith - Little Forty Ford 12. Rudy 'Tutti' Grayzell - Let's Get Wild 13. Onie Wheeler - Booger Gonna Getcha 14. Wampus Cat - Howard Chandler 15. Jimmy & Johnny - I Can't Find The Doorknob 16. BB - Electrode 17. The Skee Brothers - Big Deal 18. Lorrie and Larry Collins - Whistle Bait 19. Tommy Wood - Can't Play Hookie 20. Wayland Chandler - Play Boy 21. Willie Ward & The Warblers - I'm A Madman 22. Jimmy Murphy - Here Kitty Kitty 23. Nat Couty and the Braves - Woodpecker Rock 24. Bobby McDowell - Lonely 25. Eddie Bond - Flip Flop Mama 26. Arkie Shibley and his Mountain Dew Boys - Hot Rod Race 27. Billy Brown - Did We Have A Party 28. Benny Barnes - You Gotta Pay 29. Art Adams And The Rhythm Knights - Dancing Doll 30. Sonny Fisher - Pink And Black 31. Ronnie Self - Petrified 32. The Hi-Tombs - Sweet Rockin' Mama 33. Milton Allen - Don't Bug Me Baby 34. The Hi-Liters - Dance Me To Death 35. Jimmy Evans - The Joint's Really Jumpin' 36. Sonny Cole - Curfew Cops 37. Sonny Sheets With Floyd Terry, The Pirates And The Frantics - Wheels 38. Sammy Masters - Pink Caddilac 39. Curtis Gordon - Draggin' 40. George Fleming - The Shake 41. Bobby Crown - One Way Ticket 42. Jay Cee Hill - Bump! 43. Mickey Hawks and Moon Mullins and his Night Raiders - Bip Bop Boom 44. Don Feger - Date On The Corner 45. Larry And Dixie Davis - Gonna Live It Up 46. Wally Hughes - Convertible Car 47. Jimmy Pritchett - That's The Way I Feel 48. Wayne Williams - Red Hot Mama 49. Ronnie Haig - Rocking With Rhythm & Blues 50. Terry Daly - You Don't Bug Me 51. Lee Mitchell - Rootie Tootie Baby 52. The James Boys - Black Rub COMP CD $25 SKU:24510
TRIPWAVE-VOL 2 (RUSSIAN PSYCH/PROG) SAALE -Label:TRAIL A compilation of some of the best psychedelic and progressive music to come out of Russia during the last 20 years! A treat for the more adventurous space-, psych- and prog-rock lover. COMP CD $10 SKU:19352
DUNWICH STORY - VA 60 GARAGE- LTD ED OF 50! -LAST COPIES!Label:VOXX We found a few jackets at the pressing plant and did a final run of this long out of print title. Get a little piece of history!
Dunwich Records was an independent American record label started by Bill Traut, Eddie Higgins and George Badonsky in Chicago in 1965. Dunwich was also a production company which licensed recordings to other labels, including Atlantic, Atco, Columbia, Mercury and SGC. The label was primarily known for the release of singles from the emerging Chicago rock scene in the 1960s. Only two artists, the Shadows of Knight and Amanda Ambrose,actually released LPs on the label. They were later absorbed by ATCO Records but, for one brief shining moment...they ruled the airwaves!
Garage tracks from a/o Shadows of Knight Things To Come/Del-Vettes/Rovin' Kind etc . NOTE: the inner sleeve is long gone, sorry! COMP LP $18 SKU:21918
PUNK AND DISORDERLY 2:- FURTHER CHARGES-Label:SPITTLE At last! A new vinyl edition of the three legendary 'Punk And Disorderly' compilations, originally released between 1982 and 1983. At the dawn of the eighties the first volume arrived as a fiery statement from the heart of the British punk scene. Back in the day, the glorious early punk energy was still alive and in the meantime transforming through a wave of new bands coming up with fresh ideas and attitudes. Thanks to a great selection of both originators and newcomers, the whole explosive energy that was at the core of punk movement is perfectly captured throughout these three landmark compilations. An incredible roster of bands such as Vice Squad, Blitz, Chaos UK, Anti-Nowhere League, Vibrators, Angelic Upstarts... all original British punk acts except the San Francisco based Dead Kennedys represented on volume 1 with their seminal hit 'Kill The Poor.' This is fierce, loud and raw music caught in the midst of transition between punk rock and its next "hardcore" evolution. All three volumes feature brand new tracklists including bonus tracks not available in the first editions. COMP LP $28 SKU:25292
BIARRITZ BOYS - COME AND ENJOY THE HIP... (+CD) Super sexy surf sounds! - SALE Label:DOWN AT THE NIGHTCLUB ..SLICK SUPER SEXY AND ULTRA VIOLENT SURF SOUND' - The Biarritz Boys, original surf music from the Netherlands and known for their highly energetic live shows, have managed to capture their raw energy onto vinyl resulting in a true original surf album. Their debut album 'Come And Enjoy' released by Down At The Nightclub Records comes in a limited special edition of 51 numbered and signed copies. This limited edition contains the album on 12" vinyl LP, individually signed by the band, a poster, stickers and a free copy of 'Down At The Nightclub Vol. 1' CD. Come and enjoy! LP $26 SKU:25198
BIKINI WIPEOUTS-ETERNO VERANO AL SOL (Teenage 60s pop styleLabel:FAMILY SPREE The Bikini Wipeouts bring their debut album with fourteen tracks, full of instrosurf, melodical vocals, reverb and fuzz. An album full of pop melodies and teenage sixties spirit. Cover artwork by Roberto Arguelles. LP $19 SKU:23288
BLACK GREMLIN -The Fun is Over (The MC5, The Pink Fairies, Motörhead style) SAALE! Label: RETRO VOX Based in Parma, Black Gremlin releases 12 shameless tracks full of attitude and ignorance. Compared to the band's previous EP, this album sounds slightly more retro. Influences include The MC5, The Pink Fairies, Motörhead, Zeke and Thin Lizzy's rowdy and rough rock'n'roll. The whole thing is dressed up with the sharp riffs and the fast rhythms of early '80s thrash metal and hc punk LP $19 SKU:23485
BOBBY LEES - Skin Suit- GREEN VINYL WITH INSERT (produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion) Label:ALIVE The BOBBY LEES’ album “Skin Suit” was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion. he Bobby Lees are a young bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock, NY. This is punk rock music for the new millennium performed by a young band WITH attitude (the guitar player Nick recently turned 18). The future of rock begins anew with The Bobby Lees! LP $22 SKU:23161
CHIFF CHAFFS -UP TO NO GOOD! -Belgian garage punk incl Mummies The Fly cover-SAALELabel:TRASH WAX The long awaited debut album by The Chiff Chaffs 'Up To No Good' delves deep into the darker side of garage punk with a nod to what's gone before, however it's no retro styled opus. Young, brash and totally 21st century with only 1 cover version, The Mummies instro 'The Fly' played at breakneck speed. This album was recorded over several weekends during 2021 and given the final once over tweak by Doyley of Diablo Studios and now pressed in glorious vinyl for your listening pleasure. The killer artwork was done by 'K-rat' (Who is also Gilles, the guitarist of The Chiff Chaffs). The usual references to a little surf/garage influence for sure, but it's a full, more mature sound where you can hear hints of early Gallon Drunk or The Vibes. LP $22 SKU:25192
COLONEL BAGSHOT - OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR! (Legendary 1973 Liverpudlian psych-rock )SAALE!Label:SEELIE COURT Legendary Liverpudlian psych-rock band who made the monumental '6 Day War' track, an international hit that's been remixed by luminaries such as DJ Shadow. Their classic 1973 has not been issued in the UK until now. LP $25 SKU:25167
CONTENTS ARE - Live Davenport, Iowa 1968 (Iowa legends of psych gem 1969) -Label:ALONA’S DREAM From the ashes of the mythical Argentine duo Sandhy & Mandhy—who recorded in 1969 the intensely rare and beloved album “Para Castukis” (reissued by Lion Productions on vinyl and CD), a record suffused with beat and psychedelic influences—comes this resurrection by Mandhy of his "Celestial Stories." Alberto Vanasco Jr. (Mandhy) resumes his musical tale with twelve tracks written between 1968 and 1978. Recorded with the analogue essence and sound of the 70s, using vintage instruments like Farfisa and Hammond organ, and fuzz guitar. Features Argentine rock legends Nexus as the backing band. A record which brings together all of the various crucial elements of Argentine rock music: psychedelia, heavy blues, classic rock, and progressive rock. Stunning LP $22 SKU:23388
COTTON, Josie -Pussycat Babylon (80s style pop from former BOMP artist) -SAALE Label:KITTEN ROBOT “Pussycat Babylon is what you would expect from Josie Cotton. Humorous lyrics with catchy choruses set to a backdrop of techno pop music. It you were into Josie during the '80s l, then you will definitely dig this album! LP $22 SKU:25494
COTTON, Josie -Everything is Oh Yeah (80s style pop from former BOMP artist) -SAALE Label:KITTEN ROBOT
In 1986, things weren't great for Josie Cotton's career. She'd made a bit of a splash with the single "Johnny, Are You Queer?" and 1982's album Convertible Music, a fun collection of girl group-inspired power pop, but the follow-up, 1984's From the Hip, sank without a trace and she was dropped by her label. She and long-time producer Larson Paine weren't ready to give up, though, and they started recording new tracks as demos and/or a third album for a new label. The sessions attracted musicians like Hunt Sales, Billy Bremner of Rockpile, and Brian Setzer; however, before she could finish the record, Cotton briefly walked away from the music industry and the tapes were left to gather dust.
Fast-forward a few decades, and thanks to a request from a music publisher who was looking for unreleased tracks to send to Stranger Things for possible inclusion in their third season, Cotton hunted down the tapes and rescued them from obscurity. After a little bit of baking and digital magic, Everything Is Oh Yeah was finally released in 2019, and fans of Cotton and the weirdness of the '80s are in for a treat. It's a wonderful time capsule of the era that mashes up genres, delivers surprises, and positions Cotton as a weirder version of Cyndi Lauper with a voice big and versatile enough to match. The songs are weird and very hooky, bopping from space age rockabilly that sounds like Sigue Sigue Sputnik fronted by Wanda Jackson ("Money") to Bangles-y jangle pop ("Boulevard"), epic '80s ballads ("Far Away from the Crowd"), strutting Brill Building pop ("Hand Over Your Heart"), and goofy electro-pop covers (the Beatles' "The Night Before" and Cat Stevens' "Here Comes My Baby"), with lots of the kind of snappy power pop Cotton broke in with (the title track, "If You Really Want Me To"). The unfinished nature of the songs means that some of them are a little sparse, some of them are overloaded with gimmicky '80s sounds, and everything is just a little tiny and weird sounding. While it's possible that a bigger production and more studio polish could have led to some hits -- there are certainly plenty of songs just as hooky and fun as anything on the radio at the time -- it's more likely that if it had been released in 1986, it would still be a lost treasure in 2019. And it truly is a rough gem of an album. Cotton's voice is a thing of wonder that's alternately heartbreakingly sincere and gum-snappingly playful, the songs are endlessly frothy and fun, and the overall joyous spirit can't be ruined by less than perfect production. It's too bad the album was buried for so long, but the fact that it came out at all is well worth celebrating. ~ Tim Sendra
LP $22 SKU:25555
EDEN ROSE-On The Way To Eden (1969 groovy psych ) SAALE!Label:GUERSSEN HEAVY CARDBOARD COVER + OBI+ RESEALABLE OUTER SLEEVE Proto-progressive, groovy instrumental psychedelia, recorded in France in 1969 by this pre-Sandroseband and released on the tiny Katema label.Swirling Hammond grooves by keyboard virtuoso Henri Garella, top guitar playing by Jean-Pierre Alacen and a tight, funky rhythm section create one of the best early prog/psych French albums ever. First reissued on Guerssen back in 2016 and out of print for many years, here's a repress in hard cardboard sleeve + OBI - resealable outer sleeve. LP $22 SKU:23703
EL PERRO--Hair of Classic BLACK VINYL Label:ALIVE EL PERRO is a brand new band led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/producer Parker Griggs of RADIO MOSCOW. The sound contains elements that fans of Radio Moscow will recognize, but this is rock music with a new, fresh spin and feel. The band’s debut album, “Hair Of El Perro”, takes heavy psychedelic rock as a starting point but jams into more syncopated territory, spicing its sound with Latin rhythms and hints of Funkadelic-style grooves. You could say that EL PERRO plays psychedelic funk rock, and you wouldn’t be wrong.
"The heady combination of psych-rock, funk, Latin rock, and soul come together in one blistering wave of shredding. Indeed, this may be a new direction for the Radio Moscow musician, but it is still 100% cranked guitar rock at the core.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE LP $25 SKU:25148
FLAMIN GROOVIES / CHRIS WILSON, DANNY MIHM & JAMES FARRELL -Back On The Barbary Coast ONE ONLY! Label:MARILYN Ex-Flamin' Groovies 93 studio reunion with Mike Wilhelm (Charlatans, Loose Gravel). Nice cover of “Sympathy For The Devil”. Warehouse find. LP $30 SKU:13107
FREEDOM'S CHILDREN- BATTLE HYMN OF THE BROKEN-HEARTED HORDE (70s South African psych ) Label:MISSING VINYL Official, deluxe 180g LP reissue of the first album of the legendary psychedelic progressive South African group, which was originally released on Parlophone in 1969. Comes in gatefold sleeve. The album is a melting pot of pastoral folk, quirky prog, psychedelic pop and beat poetry. LP $28 SKU:25211
FREEDOM'S CHILDREN- GALACTIC VIBES (70s South African psych ) Label:MISSING VINYL Official, deluxe 180g LP reissue of the third album of the legendary psychedelic progressive South African group, which was originally released on Parlophone in 1971. Comes in gatefold sleeve. This final album from 1971 was follow up to the 'Astra' album and has 16 minute long live version of 'The Homecoming' with a sea of swirling psychedelic fuzz/wah-wah guitars. LP $28 SKU:25212
FRUIT TONES- PINK WATER FACTORY (ubblegum glam, jeans rock'n'roll)Label:ALIEN SNATCH! A production team casted spandex bubblegum glam, jeans rock'n'roll, black leather lust all for the Fruit Tones. Expect a truck load of fun rolling from Manchester, UK of garage feel-good rock times. It's a '70s rock'n'roll chocolate marshmellow death match, a blue print for a dance party. LP $22 SKU:25910
MAGI-WIN OR LOSE(1976 hard rocker) BLACK VINYLLabel:GOT KINDA LOST First time authorized reissue of Rust Belt hard rockers Magi's 1976 privately-pressed hard rock nugget 'Win Or Lose', originally issued on the infamous Uncle Dirty's Sound Machine label. 'Win Or Lose' carries similar glimmers to other vulgar, pre-PC, mid-Amerigan rock whose stock-in-trade boy meets girl early rock'n'roll topicry could easily be pulled from the Rock 101 playbook, but Magi was more than mired in muscle and machismo. Magi displayed the general insouciance, hormones, and discontent of their age, but also a concerned and wounded heart underneath the veneer, much less common to the field. While essentially a meat-and-potatoes hard rock record, the album flies closer to the early '70s beginnings of the genre (with nuance and psychedelic hangover in tow), when the definition was less rigidly and generically defined, and is additionally expertly sequenced across its eight strong tracks, improved by a masterful mix and remaster by T. Dallas Reed (Electric Wizard, Iron Claw, Mos Generator, Orange Sunshine, Poobah, Saint Vitus, Treepeople, Truth And Janey, et al.), utilizing a reel-to-reel from the original recording sessions. In-depth and informative liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost/NTS Radio) and Patrick Lundborg. As the uncredited seeker who penned the original rear sleeve text expressed... "Energy is apparent, the subtleties are there, listen, there's no question how they feel! Feel it with them! Feel the Magi!" "...quite contemporary in style for its 1976 release year. Regional and local bands tend to lag behind dominating music trends by a few years, but Magi's sound seems entirely in line with then popular acts like Aerosmith, early Kiss, and maybe Ted Nugent." ~Patrick "The Lama" Lundborg (The Acid Archives). RIYL: Aerosmith, Blue Öyster Cult, '70s Alice Cooper, Eternity, Foghat, Grand Funk Railroad, James Gang, Led Zeppelin, Lodestar, (early) Ted Nugent, Orang-Utan, et al. LP $24 SKU:24938
MARIANI, DOM -& THE MAJESTIC KELP-- HI SEAS (60s surf sounds featuring Dom on guitar) Label:SUGARBUSH Taking its cue and influence from soft '60s surf sounds Dom Mariani's 2018 album also incorporates elements of Lee Hazlewood, Jack Nitzsche and sounds of exotica. Always prevalent, however, is Dom's twangy reverb drenched guitar. What makes this album stand out are the superb arrangements and an overwhelming air of mystery and wonder. Some of the tracks are so laid back as to be almost soporific but keep the listener hooked and awaiting the next surprising twist. The album is almost completely instrumental with a few vocals added here and there. Limited to 300 copies. LP $30 SKU:24119
MENTAL SHAKEDOWN- INSIDE OUT (Rockabilly, it's where old punks and psychobillies go to die! ) Label:TRASH WAX Rockabilly, it's where old punks and psychobillies go to die! The second album from these Berlin based guys, mixing authentic sounding, primal rockabilly with a touch of '80s trash. They bring an edge that's been absent from the more 'traditional scene' for way too long... Coloured vinyl, 300 copies only. LP $25 SKU:25043
MERTON PARKAS - FACE IN THE CROWD- (rreissue of 1979 debut) YELLOW VINYL Label:RADIATION RSD 2022 release. Mod revivalists the Merton Parkas formed in the anonymous neighbourhood of Merton Park, southwest London, with Danny Talbot on vocals and guitar, brother Mick on keyboards, Neil Hurrell on bass, and future Wedding Present drummer Simon Smith. Discovered by punk journalist Alan Anger, they signed to Beggar's Banquet in 1979 for this riveting debut, which included the top-40 single, 'You Need Wheels,' as well as power-pop 'Plastic Smile' and reggae-influenced 'Give It To Me Now.' This brilliant LP captures the band's dynamic start, emphasising the glory days of their short-lived greatness, before Mick Talbot joined Dexy's Midnight Runners and ultimately formed The Style Council with Paul Weller. Comes on yellow vinyl. LP $25 SKU:25092
MIETERS-BLITS!(12 original Nederbeat stompers with a touch of sixties garage rock) SAALE! Label:DOWN AT THE NIGHTCLUB he Mieters' debut album 'Blits!' brings us 12 original Nederbeat stompers with a touch of sixties garage rock. Bring the party home with 'Blits!' All songs are in Dutch as true Nederbeat should be. SIDE 1: 1. Willem 2. De Dancing 3. Blitse Gozer 4. Weerzien 5. Dat Heb Ik Weer 6. Konijntje SIDE 2: 1. Egotrip 2. Kan Er Helemaal Niets Van 3. Liefde Op Het Eerste Gezicht 4. Ik Voel Hem Niet 5. Wat Vond Je Er Zelluf Van? 6. Geen Hond LP $22 SKU:24620
PAX- May God And Your Will Land You And Your Soul Miles Away From Evil(1972 Peruvian prog psych) Label:MUNSTER A classic Peruvian psychedelic/progressive heavy rock LP, originally released in 1972, gets reissued on vinyl! The group was led by Pico Ego-Aguirre, an ex-member of iconic garage band Los Shain's. The LP contains eight killer tracks with English lyrics and influences from the mind expanding '60s as well as early hardrock groups à la Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. Essential! LP $28 SKU:24215
PERMANENT CLEAR LIGHT - COSMIC COMICS(Finnish psych pop) 180 gram green Label:SULATRON A superb psychedelic pop album by Finland's number one band for phantastic earworms in a psychedelic way! Permanent Clear Light is often referred to as Finland's top psychedelic group. They released their debut album, 'Beyond These Things', in 2014 to a high critical acclaim. After that, the group has released several singles, EPs and appeared on a number of compilation albums on the British Fruits de Mer label. Although PCL's musical roots lie in '60s psychedelia their sound is strictly contemporary. The trio considers the recording studio their main instrument, and their sound is characterised by multi-layered instrumental work and strong melodic vocals. After a creative break, PCL is finally ready to release its second album, 'Cosmic Comics', which shows that the band has travelled a long way through the spheres since their debut. Mastering for all tracks by Eroc. Limited to 500 copies on 180 gram mint green vinyl. LP $28 SKU:24612
PINK FAIRIES-KINGS OF OBLIVION (USA) 1973 HARD ROCK- Label:FUTURE SHOCK Kings Of Oblivion' (1973) is one of the best-kept secrets of hard rock - and an important part of its history. If you like your rock and roll "real," it doesn't get much more real than this. Just don't go expecting Judas Priest, AC/DC or Black Sabbath; This is high-energy rock that truly belongs on the streets, and a landmark album in its genre. Truly a classic. LP $25 SKU:25055
PLEASE- Seeing Stars (1969 uk psychLabel:GUERSSEN Recorded in 1969 at London's Marquee Studios but shelved at the ime, this is prime cut late '60s UK psychedelia by Please, the band led by the great Peter Dunton and connected to Bulldog Breed and T2. This collection of well crafted, dreamy songs, with cool organ, mellotron, fuzzy guitars and melancholic vocals, was first released by Acme label back in 1999. And now tere's a new edition on BLACK VINYL, including liner notes. The music of Please is recommended to fans of a.o. The Doors, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, Tomorrow and The Move. LP $30 SKU:25288
ROUTES - TWANG MACHINE (Underground Japanese garage oddity)Label:TOPSY-TURVY Formed in 2006, The Routes are undoubtedly one of the most prolific underground garage bands in Japan of the last decade. They have not been showing any signs of slowing down and they present the album 'Twang Machine' after releasing three albums in one year. 'Twang Machine' contains ten tracks of classic Kraftwerk songs arranged into mid-sixties instrumental rock'n'roll/surf guitar bangers. LP $25 SKU:25227
SHROOMS CIRCLE - THE CONSTANT DESCENT (stoner/doom rock LTD to 200 copies)-Label:DHU Hailing from Vevey, Switzerland, Shrooms Circle return with a new magnum opus entitled 'The Constant Descent.' Heavier, darker and more captivating than previous releases, 'The Constant Descent' shows the band becoming a considerably powerful entity within the ever evolving stoner/doom rock scene of the underground. The riffs are deep. The voice; majestic. The rhythm; seductive. Comes in a glossy gatefold jacket and includes A2 poster with the fantastic cover artwork by Christine Sefolosha and also includes a Bandcamp download code for the complete album. Limited to 200 copies. LP $32 SKU:25230
SLAVE-The Lover, the Madman and the Poet (70s downer psych)Label:SEELIE COURT Slow, echo-laden and atmospheric, using a psyched out twangy guitar and Doors- esque vocals intoning strange and twisted tales: a depressed Jim Morrison colliding with Hank Marvin and Lord Byron in a sonic suicide pact of downer psych prog mystery. A few sleeve-less copies of Slaves sole Deroy LP exist, but devoid of information — and thus no one has been able to find out anything about the band. Seelie Court believes it to be connected to 9.30 Fly but they deny involvement, although Barbara Wainwright did concede that "it does sound a bit like us.” The Shadows on a bad acid trip? It’s a love or hate LP that leaves some listeners awe-struck and others deeply confused. LP $32 SKU:24687
SOLUCION MORTAL-ST (1981 Mexican HC) Label:RADIATION Formed in 1981 in Tijuana, Mexico, Solucion Mortal is one of the longest serving HC punk bands of the area. This retrospective includes the first LP 'Live At Fairmont,' the self-released cassette 'En Iguanas' and one track from the 1998 album 'Al Filo De Abismo.' This is Mexican hardcore at its best! Released in cooperation with the original members and the sole rights holders (Bam Bam Discos). Comes on yellow vinyl.
2. El Final
3. Ni Un Amigo
4. Mi Rezo
5. Maten A Los Chotas
8. Respeto Animal
9. Una Razon Mas Para Cambiar
2. Solucion Mortal
3. Renovarse O Morir
4. Falsas Profesias
5. Fiesta Brava
6. Cronica De Una Tragedia
7. Miles De Emigrantes Muerto LP $25 SKU:25235
SONIC'S RENDEZVOUS BAND -DETROIT (10")-Label:EASY ACTION Presented on 10-INCH RED VINYL are the recordings of a mythical 1978 show featuring Fred 'Sonic' Smith (MC5), Scott Morgan (Rationals), Scott 'Rock Action' Asheton (Stooges) and Gary Rasmussen (The Up), collectively known as Sonic's Rendezvous Band. LP $22 SKU:24635
STING-RAY, BAL -RECORDED LIVE AT BEDLAM FESTIVAL (Sting Rays and X Men) Label:TRASH WAX In March of 2020, 3 of the original 4 members of cult 'trash' band The Sting-Rays, plus 2 original members of The X-Men were tempted to play at the Bedlam Festival in the UK. Although having played with his various combos (Ug & The Cavemen, Earls Of Suave), this was the first time since the mid-'80s that Bal had managed to get the guys together and perform live. Unfortunately, Alec Palao lives in San Francisco and couldn't make it! 300 copies only. LP $22 SKU:25052
TRYP - MY BRAIN COLLAPSED!! 80s English psychedelic freak band- Label:TRADING PLACES The roots of 80s English psychedelic freak band The Tryp lie in a hoax perpetuated by Steve Lines’ indie mag Mardenbeat, based in the town of Calne in the Marden Delta, which reviewed a gig by a non-existent band; former JP Sunshine main man Rod Goodway and partner Christine Cotter then gave flesh to the beast with Lines and Paul Ricketts of Unhinged mag, cutting My Brain Collapsed! as an exploration of mushroom-fuelled mental instability. First issued on cassette label Marden tapes and later by Acid Tapes (just as Lines took over from Alan Duffy), this edition is the first on vinyl. LP $26 SKU:25294
WEDNESDAY KNIGHTS -MY PROBLEM IS YOU(60s/70s style garage punk) SALE! Label:BACK TO BEAT My Problem Is You' is the debut long player from Norway's The Wednesday Knights, containing 12 songs recorded live in the studio over a weekend. The music is on the punky side of garage rock, taking inspiration from sixties garage rock, seventies punk and pub rock, eighties garage revival, Medway garage and rhythm & blues. The Wednesday Knights play garage rock without aping current trends in garage and without trying to sound like an exact copy of a 1966 band (you'll never see them in matching suits). Ten original songs and two covers (by The Modds and The Passions LP $15 SKU:23483
WEED DEMON CRATER MAKER (stoner rock) GOLD VINYLLabel:ELECTRIC VALLEY Not for the faint of heart, 'Crater Maker' launches with eleven minutes of instrumental stoner rock to set the mood. By the time you get to the devastating vocals of 'Serpent Merchant' you know you're in for a rare treat. Infused with bluesy roots and defined by a search for the perfect tone, 'Crater Maker' is a sonic quest like few others. Their worship of bands like Sleep and Electric Wizard is apparent throughout, but these Columbus, Ohio doomsters are clearly in touch with another side of themselves on this record. An album that rewards multiple listens, it promises to be a worthwhile listen for doom freaks across the globe. Electric Valley Records has once more signed a winner - are you ready to join them on the journey to this riff filled land? LP $25 SKU:23208
WEEED - GREEN ROSES PT. 1 EP Cosmic jam (OLIVE)-SAALE!Label:SIX TONNES Opaque pale olive coloured vinyl version. "The sound is a logical progression from 2021's 'Do You Fall?' album, which featured the band shifting over from heavy acid rock to more acoustic-based tracks. On this album, the band dips into trance-inducing wooden drone pieces ('Harmonium'), spiritual Popol Vuh-esque folk rock ('Song For The Homies') and even some violin-heavy cosmic jams ('What Was Lost'), the latter of which brings to mind heady Swedish prog bands like Kebnekajse. The release even ends with an uncharacteristically pastoral nylon string guitar and harmonium duet that sounds like something that might appear on a Tara Jane O'Neil record." ~Record Crates United, May 2022 LP $25 SKU:25228
WEEPING MIST-Lonely Streets-Garage Psych Mood-o-delicaLabel:TIME MACHINE PRO The debut album by Athens-based Weeping Mist! Weeping Mist is the personal vehicle of Spiros Megedisidis, guitar player of Greece's best garage/psychedelic band Yesterday's Thoughts. 16 songs sprayed with a tremendous '66 Texas garage attitude and feeling. You have never (almost) heard garage psych '60s played like this before. And then there's those lyrics... Fragile, sentimental, naively written, expressing Spiros' daylife routine, his thoughts, worries, life experiences, relationships with other people, relationship with the Divine... Place yourself in a lonely street, let the invisible Weeping Mist shroud you, and leave the rest to that magical garage psych mood-o-delica sounds... Limited to 200 copies on black vinyl. LP $30 SKU:24970
YELLOW MELODIES -PLEASANT DREAMS (1981 Ramones tribute LP!) Label:OLD BAD HABITS The Yellow Melodies bring us 'Pleasant dreams', a tribute to their favorite Ramones album, which was originally released on 20th July 1981, so the gorgeous band from Murcia have made their release coincide with the 40th anniversary of that fantastic album produced by Graham Gouldman. They have taken the songs to very different places, changing the electric guitars and distortion for synthesizers, glockenspiels, acoustic guitars, strings, keyboards and above all, vocal harmonies, extracting as much pop as possible from those original punk songs. LP $25 SKU:25049