We have a nice shipment in from our friends at Gear Fab, purveyors of 60s and 70s reissues at fabulous prices, most $10, Check out the label here.
And two more archival sets, BOTH WITH SPECIAL COVERS AND LOTS OF UNIQUE ITEMS:
JON & The NIGHTRIDERS - ARCHIVAL SET with RARE PHOTOS, PRESS RELEASES AND MORE! Vintage photos, backstage pass, articles, and more.
THE LAST - ARCHIVAL SET - Be Bop A lulu 12” & 7” WITH COVER! Comes with poster, photo and extras!
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BLACK KEYS- ATTACK AND RELEASE -SEALED DIGIPAK-Label:NONESUCH CD $10 SKU:26732
BLACK KEYS- Brothers -DIGIPAK-Label:NONESUCH NOTE: NOT SEALED, MINT DISC. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP The CD appears completely black when cool temperature, but is made with heat activated ink that will show the CD as white with black text when used in a CD player for a long enough time. The front gatefold contains a fold-out mini poster 18-3/4" x 14". Printed material is found on both sides showing the band, along with the title of the album on one side, and the lyrics to each song from the album on the other side. CD $7 SKU:26726
BOOTSY’S NEW RUBBER BAND - Blasters Of The Universe 2 CD BOX SET Label:RYKODISC 24 page Booklet with Comic Book Black Arc Series 6 page fold out sheet If Funkadelic was aimed at older rock fans and Parliament at older R&B fans, then the offshoot Bootsy's Rubber Band was aimed at younger listeners, the "geepies" in Bootsy-talk, who would be attracted to Bootsy's cartoon character and funky, cartoonish songs. His lengthy career continues with the double CD Blasters of the Universe. The first disc contains 14 songs, which recall the glory days of P-Funk with their catchy chants and elaborate vocal harmonies atop a churning, muscular dance beats. The second disc recycles eight of those tunes in extended, instrumental mixes, thus making it easier for today's hip-hop collagists to sample (and pay royalties on) Collins' inimitable grooves. After all, there's hardly a major rap act who hasn't sampled a P-Funk or Bootsy's Rubber Band track at some point. --Geoffrey Himes CD $10 SKU:26733
CHARLES WRIGHT- PUCKEY PUCKEY JAMS AND OUTTAKES 1970-1971 -JEWEL CASE 2 x CD, Comp, LTD ED PROMO Label:RHINO HANDMADE NOTE: NOT SEALED, MINT DISC. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP .Fat jewel box includes two 16 page booklets with lyrics, one for each Disc. Album originally released 1976. CD $15 SKU:26730
CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND- INNER MYSTIQUE - JEWEL CASE Label:SUNDAZED NOTE: NOT SEALED, MINT DISC. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP All tracks are Stereo versions, except tracks 10, 11, 12 are in Mono. CD $15 SKU:26725
DR JOHNS GUMBO -JEWEL CASE- Label:ATCO NOTE: NOT SEALED, MINT DISC. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Fifth album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John, a tribute to the music of his native city. The album is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics, played by a major figure in the city's music. CD $7 SKU:26731
ELMORE JAMES - BEST OF - -JEWEL CASE -20 BLUES CLASSICS Label:GAMC NOTE: NOT SEALED, MINT DISC. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP The infinitely influential slide guitar attack of Elmore James was rooted in one immortal lick, a crashing, shangety-shang barrage that he first unfurled on record on his 1951 classic ‘Dust My Broom.’ It was such a devastating performance that Elmore will eternally be identified with the song and its central riff. Whenever he’d sign with a new label, he’d cut another version, continually reinforcing the connection. But great and powerful as ‘Dust My Broom’ is, it’s by no means the only reason Elmore is revered as one of the genre’s leading postwar innovators, or why he was eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. James was also a fine single-string picker who didn’t require a bottleneck or metal tube to deliver a torrid guitar solo. His tortured, vibrato-soaked vocal delivery was every bit as riveting as his fiery fretwork. That blistering slide technique inspired a small legion of Chicago disciples led by his cousin Homesick James, J.B. Hutto, Hound Dog Taylor, and Johnny Littlejohn. Later on, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac, and Duane Allman exhibited their allegiance as Elmore’s inventions expanded into the rock realm. CD $10 SKU:26727
FLAMIN GROOVIES- FLAMINGO - JEWEL CASE Label:BIG BEAT NOTE: NOT SEALED, MINT DISC. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Standard jewel case Comes with an 8-page booklet Re-issue of the original LP (1971) with bonus tracks (track 11: 1971; tracks 12 & 16 previously unreleased; tracks 13-15: 1976). CD $15 SKU:26724
JACKIE BROWN- A QUENTIN TARANTINO FILM - JEWEL CASE PROMO COPY Label:MAVERICK NOTE: NOT SEALED, MINT DISC. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's motion picture Jackie Brown. Originally released on December 9, 1997. CD $5 SKU:26723
STEVIE WONDER- SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE- MOTOWN-JEWEL CASE -Label:MOTOWN NOTE: NOT SEALED, MINT DISC. Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP .Fat jewel box includes two 16 page booklets with lyrics, one for each Disc. Album originally released 1976. CD $10 SKU:26729
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21ST CENTURY SOUND MOVEMENT- ST Mini-LP cardboard sleeve and rare 45 trcks (60s garage )Label:GEAR FAB Finally, after years of searching, we have finally discovered a copy of this mega-rare garage LP from an unknown group from Missouri. From 1968, these guys did cover versions of the songs of their day even better than the original artists with a great fuzz garage sound! It is a true shame we do not the names of these musicians for the album provides us no credits whatsoever to these truly talented guys!! Mini-LP cardboard sleeve format. Also includes their ultra-rare 45 tracks!! CD $10 SKU:14463
BIG BOY PETE - THE MARGESTON DEMOS (60s trippy psych)Label:GEAR FAB Darling Boy Pete is at it again! 23 Previously unreleased psychedelic and trippy jams from the 1967-1968 period. 68 Minutes of music CD $10 SKU:19413
BOOGIE - IN FREAK TOWN (1968 S.F (Hendrix/Blue Cheer style power trio)Label:GEAR FAB Unissued recordings by this very LOUD power trio from San Francisco, modeled after Cream, Blue Cheer or The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Includes all their fantastic studio demos from 1968 plus raw & wild live tracks from 1969. Boogie (or The Boogie) was probably the first hard-blues / proto-metal group that emerged from the San Francisco scene. This power-trio was formed by Barry “The Bee” Bastian (Canned Heat, Lee Michaels...) on guitar/vocals; John Barrett (The Rhythm Dukes) on bass and Fuzzy John Oxendine (Roky Erickson & The Aliens, Jerry Miller Band...) on drums. Comrades of Moby Grape (who even let Boogie use their rehearsal space) and the Sons Of Champlin, they played at all the legendary venues (The Ark, Avalon, Fillmore…) sharing stage with bands like Buffalo Springfield, Quicksilver, Ace Of Cups, Flamin’ Groovies or Country Joe & The Fish. Their explosive show at the Sky River Rock Festival (August, 1968, the first outdoor multi-band Rock Festival held in the United States) to an audience of 150,000 people, is still remembered today CD $12 SKU:25267
COSMIC TRAVELERS - Live At The Spring Crater Celebration (70s psych with Drake of Paul Revere and the Raiders)Label:GEAR FAB Between 1965-67, Drake Levin made his name as the lead guitarist for Paul Revere & The Raiders during their heyday. Joel Christie played bass as a session player for Lee Michaels. Dale Loyola was the drummer for Hook and many other LA-based bands. In 1972, they formed The Cosmic Travelers and relocated to Oahu, Hawaii. This Ultra-Rare live 1972 recording of them in the extinct crater of Diamond Head in front of 7,000 fans is full of long, crazed fuzzed outguitars, thundering bass, and pounding drum jams. The liner notes are written by Drake’s widow Sandra who was there with them and tells the whole story of this psychedelic adventure in the tropics!! CD $10 SKU:14699
HIGH TREASON ST- ST (1970 spacey, bluesy psych Airplane style) Label:GEAR FAB Yes, that's not a replication of the American Flag on the top left of this picture....it's a packet containing actual American Flag rolling papers, compliments of High Treason!! This 1970 self-titled LP was recorded in Philadelphia and actually featured several musicians that played with Perry Leopold. Featuring the beautiful and haunting female vocals of Marci Rauer, this music is spacey, bluesy, and psych. CD $10 SKU:20321
PALACE GUARDS - ST (60s Louisiana garage ) -Label:GEAR FAB What everyone remembers about this Metarie, Louisiana garage band are their 5 great 45’s released on the White Cliffs, rAe, and U-Doe labels (the first 10 songs listed). What everyone didn’t know was they also recorded 3 alternate versions of these 45s as well as 10 previously unreleased tracks from June, 1966 through April, 1969.These alternate versions and never before heard tracks reek of fuzzed out garage sounds!!
CD $10 SKU:22074
THUS- All of Thus - (1968 garage rarity with liners by Mike Stax)Label:GEAR FAB Reissue of this late sixties garage rarity is a long lost gem. Originally released in 1968 on the Century label, it features good organ driven-driven garage punkers and several catchy garage ballads. Featuring extensive liner notes by Mike Stax of Ugly Things from his interview with the surviving band members CD $10 SKU:25112
TOUCH- Street Suite (1968 blues psych) -Label:GEAR FAB AllMusic Review by Stanton Swihart :Coming directly from playing live with some of the finest hard rock bands of the era, Touch entered the studio to record their only album in 1968, released the following year in a limited pressing of 100 LPs. This Gear Fab reissue collects that entire album with the original lineup's two non-LP 45s, three songs recorded by the altered post-LP lineup, and a couple cuts by the Essence, the latter day band of Touch leader Ray Schulte. As such, it is the complete collection of the band's intense, sometimes left-leaning psychedelia grounded in blues.
T CD $10 SKU:18644
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- Alabama In The 60’s VOL 1-Label:GEAR FAB More great unearthed 60's stuff by recently discovered bands from Alabama. Lots of unseen photos and stories COMP CD $10 SKU:18599
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- COLORADO In The 60’s DOUBLE CD Label:GEAR FAB This Two Disc CD contains 48 rare and previously unreleased tracks from the Centential State!! More great unearthed 60's stuff, featuring many never before heard bands. Many unseen photos and stories COMP CD $14 SKU:18600
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- FLORIDA In The 60’s VOL 1-Label:GEAR FAB Featuring many never before heard bands. Many unseen photos and stories COMP CD $10 SKU:18601
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- FLORIDA In The 60’s VOL 2-Label:GEAR FAB Featuring many never before heard bands. Many unseen photos and stories COMP CD $10 SKU:18604
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- FLORIDA In The 60’s VOL 3-Label:GEAR FAB Featuring many never before heard bands. Many unseen photos and stories COMP CD $10 SKU:18605
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- FLORIDA In The 60’s VOL 4-Label:GEAR FAB Many unseen photos and stories. 26 tracks. COMP CD $10 SKU:18606
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- Alabama In The 60’s VOL 2-Label:GEAR FAB More great unearthed 60's stuff by recently discovered band from Alabama.Lots of unseen photos and stories on bands like Mishaps, This Side Up,Outlets, Lost Chords, etc. 25 tracks COMP CD $10 SKU:21176
PSYCHEDELIC STATES- INDIANA In The 60’s VOL 1-Label:GEAR FAB Featuring many never before heard bands. Many unseen photos and stories LATEST IN THE PSYCH STATES SERIES UNCOVERS MORE GARAGE MONSTERS, THIS TIME FROM INDIANA. INCLUDES TRACKS FROM THE ENDD, THE TIKIS, LORD & THE FLIES, SIR CHARLES & THE DAYS OF OLDE, THE SERFMEN, THE CHEVELLES AND MANY MORE. COMP CD $10 SKU:23960
PSYCHEDELIC STATES--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
PSYCHEDELIC STATES-ILLINOIS In The 60’s VOL 1-Label:GEAR FAB Featuring many never before heard bands. Many unseen photos and stories 27 track collection contains many songs that have never been released before. Features a load of Illinois psychedelic groups including Poother, Ultd., Children Of Darkness, Nervous System, The Untamed, The Todds, Mourning Daze, Intruders, Lord & The Flies COMP CD $10 SKU:26034
PSYCHEDELIC STATES-NEW JERSEY IN THE 60S-Label:GEAR FAB We make it to the Garden State and boy did we find some fantastic unreleased tapes and Acetates, as well as some rare and uncompiled 45s. Featuring 32 tracks and lots of band photos and bios COMP CD $10 SKU:26470
SAALE AND RESTOCKS
VINCEBUS ERUPTUM- Vol 20 with (Heavy psych / Stoner rock ) ) - Label: UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS - VOID GENERATOR - DOMOVOYD - ABBOuT - MARYLAND DOOM SPECIAL - IRISH FUZZ SCENE - FRUITS DE MER RECORDS - Reviews: ABRAHMA - APE SKULL - ARENNA - BANTORIAK - BONE MAN - BRETUS - CHERRY CHOKE - COSMIC WHEELS - DEATH ALLEY - DEEP SPACE DESTRUCTORS - DENIZEN - DUNST - ELECTRIC MOON - FATSO JETSON/FARFLUNG - FREEDOM HAWK - GIOBIA - GOATSNAKE - GRUSOM - INFERO - KIRKBINSINEK - KRAUTZONE - LORDS OF BASTARD - LYSERGICS - MACHINE, THE - MY HOME ON TREES - NIGHTSLUG - NUDIST - OGRE - OLD MAN LIZARD - OUT OF ORDER - PENTAGRAM - PLAINRIDE - POLSKA RADIO ONE - PUBLIC ANIMAL - REINO ERMITANO - SNAIL - SOAB - SOUL RACERS - SPURIOUS TRANSIENTS - SUNDER - SURYA KRIS PETERS - THRONELESS - TIRESIA RAPTUS - VIDUNDER - ZONE SIX BOOKS & MAGS $10 SKU:17467
A BOLHA- Um Passo a Frente ( 60s Brazilian Psych) -Label:LION Brazilian band the Bubbles became the toast of the underground Rio de Janeiro scene, backing Tropicalist singer Gal Costas residence at the Sucata night club in 1970. They won the Best Band of the Festival award at the VII FIC of 1971 (International Festival of Songs), the same year they appeared on Lenos Vida y obra de Johnny McCartney album. After venturing to England to attend the Isle of Wight Festival, they decided to experiment with a heavier sound, more akin to UK bands of that era (Deep Purple, Cream, King Crimson, Humble Pie, with a little Beatles White Album in for good measure) than that of their Brazilian cohorts. A name change to A Bolha later, still loaded with verve and swagger, fueled by drugs, they recorded their first album, which has secured a permanent place as one of the best hard psych rock albums to ever emerge from South America. The LP, Um Passo a frente (A step forward), was released in 1973 by the Continental label, in a gatefold cover which was quite luxurious for the era. This masterpiece, now impossibly hard to find as an original, certainly made a name for A Bolha in the pantheon of 1970s Brazilian rock. But success in the early 1970s was not like it had once been in the old Jovem Guarda or Tropicalist days, when bands had weekly TV shows to help them become well-known nationwide‹and eventually, worldwide. In other words, the meager abilities of Continental to promote the album made it a collectors item, not the fate a band would actively seek for their recordings. Luckily, we at Lion Productions are able to present these recordings to the world all over again, with the additional benefit of a 20-page booklet with band history, photos, and comments on the songs by band leader Renato Ledeira. Includes both sides of the bands infamous hard-rocking 1971 single as bonus tracks. CD $12 SKU:10607
BLAIR 1523 (Spacemen 3 related ) - Beautiful Debris ( Psych/Drone ) SAALE -Label:VOXX 060 Brought to us by Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3, this remarkable band from the bucolic shire of Cornwall had a variety of strengths, from strong pop songwriting to a penchant for extended freakout jams, all of which is captured on this, the only record they made before sadly breaking up. To those few fortunate enough to have heard it, it remains an esoteric favorite.. Psychedelic swirl/drone pop Early Floyd/ Elevators sound by his amazing UK band. “This album is worth buying for the cover alone. Dripping with glassy pastels of brilliant greens, pinks, purples, yellows and blues, the art work complements a round of houka hits supremely. The music picks up where Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd left off in the '60s.” - American Music Press CD $5 SKU:13057
BUFFALO KILLERS- Dig Sow Grow Love Digipack CD -Label:ALIVE On Buffalo Killers‘ fourth full-length effort "Dig. Sow. Love. Grow." the Ohio-based trio have created an album that stampedes with the ferocity of their first two albums (the Dan Auerbach-produced "Let It Ride" from 2008 and their self-titled debut from two years prior), yet it also incorporates much of the loose, organic nature from last year’s highly-praised album "3".
"Dig. Sow. Love. Grow." is a heady synthesis of not only their own previous efforts, but also the many unique styles of music cultivated on American soil over the last five decades. From late ’60s psychedelia, blues, Americana, garage rock and the folk-rock sounds that rolled out of Laurel Canyon in the early ’70s like a sweet cloud of Acapulco Gold, brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard along with Joseph Sebaali have brought them all together to create an intoxicating album that sounds as timeless as it does remarkably fresh… and quite unlike anything else being released today. Buffalo Killers have toured extensively with greats such as The Black Crowes, The Black Keys and, more recently, North Mississippi Allstars. CD $5 SKU:14392
CASE - Blackwood - 70s rock VELVETS STYLE - Color booklet includes notes by the band + rare photos Limited to 500 copies.- Label:LION Color booklet includes notes by the band + rare photos Terrific primitive album recorded in 1971. Raw, primitive, like the Velvet Underground at their best. CD $10 SKU:15361
DOUG SNYDER & BOB THOMPSON - Daily Dance (IGGY/MC5 influenced) -Label:LION After meeting at a Stooges/MC5 concert, drummer Bob Thompson and guitarist Doug Snyder met one fine day in October 1972 in Thompson’s kitchen and bashed out this set of fiery improvisations, seemingly influenced as much by Iggy’s proto-punk moves as John Coltrane’s whole "sheets of sound" ethos; the result is a mythical frenzy of distorted guitar and improvised drums, creating walls of psychedelic noise; its sound is unparalleled for its time, preceding its closest kin, New York's no-wave explosion, by a solid five years. And because of it's lack of pretensions (it was done almost innocently), the record comes off as something, dare we say, a little more "spiritual" than is the norm for such excursions. It is a singular recording, one that mainlines the classic high energy pantheon of the Velvet Underground, Stooges, Pharaoh Sanders, Sonny Sharrock, etc. while anticipating the free jazz/noise/no wave synthesis of groups that would follow in their footsteps. Thompson and Snyder get into some abstruse territory, with Snyder tearing industrial gamelan shapes from his six strings while Thompson uses the guts of his kit as the basis for new tonal alphabets. But it’s all rendered with a strong savage ethos that effortlessly equates monochord rock obliteration with the celestial freedom of Cecil Taylor/John Coltrane, et al., while establishing new territory as advanced as that attained by the most far-reaching visionaries of the rock ‘n’ roll blueprint... still hard to believe that this was recorded in 1972. A major historical unearthing, remastered from the original tapes, and beautifully packaged in a Stoughton paste-on mini-LP jacket, with an informative Obi/U-Card, and an extensive 20-page booklet of liner notes and photos. Produced in conjunction with Cantor Records, who recently made Daily Dance available on vinyl for the first time in 35 years. Includes one bonus track (not included on the LP reissue), which was intended for the original release, but left off at the last moment for time considerations.
"They generate waves of energy through cascading feedback squall and drumbo bash and shimmer. A few tracks will start with something vaguely resembling a 'groove,' before they quickly deteriorate into their lonely Buckeye din." —Dante Carfagna.
"In 1972-73, all of their respective busy-'60s musical experiences coalesced in the birth of this Daily Dance disc you're now sliding into. With Bob the more seasoned pro at this point, his drums carry the careening melodies, while Doug's electric-guitar forays furnish the skronked rhythms, a kind of role-reversal that gives this set its terrific texture. I reviewed the original Daily Dance LP in Creem magazine back in 1977, when I called it, "Abstract, but terribly immediate music... Highly Recommended. There's nothing I could add to that capsule now." —Richard Riegel
(Riegel's writings about music have appeared in Creem, the Village Voice, the Washington Post, and other publications, since the 1970's).
CD $10 SKU:26533
DUG DUGS - ST ( 70s Mexica psych! ) mini-LP replica jacket - Label:LION DUG DUGS A heavy, explosive album, a record which captures the fever/dream humidity of flower children running amok on a July afternoon. Essential.! CD $10 SKU:12592
ELDER KINDRED- KINDRED SPIRITS (Early 70s Finnish prog) Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES CD issue! Magnificent well crafted melodic prog rock by a versatile early '70s Finnish clan. We hear eight long and previously unreleased tracks from '71-'73, with sound from the original masters. CD $10 SKU:21839
ENGLAND - ST (mid '70s classic hard rock )Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES A re-mastered edition of this rare, mid '70s hard rock outfit's sole album, originally issued in a small quantity courtesy of the Deroy customs label, that spawned a number of collectable releases (most notably by Complex). This edition, that comes with interesting memorabilia, will appeal to those who like a hard edge to their classic rock! CD $12 SKU:20600
FORD'S IMAGINARY INFERNO - Life Without Ourselves (acid pysch masters!) -Label:CLEAN Exact repro of the second CD by Dutch houseboat-psych-masters Ford's Imaginary Inferno. No less than 19 stunning tracks. CATCHY song writing in a style ranging from PSYCH-POP to ACID-FOLK, and with some truly WEIRD moments. Recommended to fans of Love, early Pink Floyd, etc. Originally released in 1997, now back due to popular demand. CD $10 SKU:16183
FOX MEDICINE -GREETINGS FROM MARS SAALE! (bubble gum glitter fuzz -Label:FORBIDDEN PLACE Born of dark matter, this two piece noise unit combines noise, metal and classic rock, with a nod to experimental bubble gum pop. Featuring Neezy Dynamite's sultry (sometimes bratty) vocals and fuzzy, doom laden guitar with Vanny Keeps on primal drums and synth. For fans of Boris, classic metal, Daisy Chainsaw, PJ Harvey, Melvins, Arteaga, Luciferica, T.Rex and doom rock. CD $10 SKU:19665
GLITTER WIZARD -OPERA VILLAINS(GLAM? Stoner rock? Psych? Prog?)Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Are they glam? Are they metal? Stoner rock? Psych? Prog? For over a decade, people have been trying to pin down Glitter Wizard but this San Francisco band refuses to be pigeonholed. Pulling influences from the entire heavy rock canon, G Wiz combines scorching guitar riffs and spaced out synths to creates something familiar, yet entirely new and weird. 'Opera Villains' brings the heat that we've come to expect from the band but adds a layer of dramatism that we haven't heard before CD $14 SKU:21219
GOLEM - Orion Awakes (70s Kraut psych space rock)Label:ACME/ LION Epic early to mid-1970's instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, said to be pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and Hammond organ: in short, and amazing improvised free-form trip of impressive magnitude, on par with the music of Krautrock heavyweights like Neu! and Gila. An adventurous atmosphere throughout, whether the result is hallucinogenic and jazzy ('Jupiter'), the heavy freak and roll of 'The Returning,' with crushing guitars and massive, repetitive almost funky rhythm, or the Jimi Hendrix-inspired 'Godhead Dance.' Booklet essay examines the controversy surrounding this and other recordings first made known to the world via Virgin Records' three disc "Unknown Deutschland" series of compilations from the 19901s, including the fact that one "Genius P Orridge" is named as producer of the Golem album. It1s clear enough to all that Genius P Orridge is strangely similar to the name Genesis P Orridge, he of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV fame. The fact that the other names on the Golem album jacket lead nowhere only adds to the confusion. In any case, a deep and fascinating record, still fresh despite the years... and meant to be played loud. 3A space-rockin' hybrid of Gila and instrumental Hendrix type moves, Golem were another band from the lost Pyramid Records archive. Totally instrumental, and a feast for guitar fans... On first listen Golem comes across as a lost classic of Krautrock without a doubt, with a music that blends everything from Neu! to Novalis, and all crammed full of solos.2 ‹Crack in the Cosmic Egg CD $10 SKU:11999
HOWELL, PETER & JOHN FERDINANDO - Tomorrow Come Someday w dvd ( 60s private press rarity) - Label:LION The second release (1969) from the home studio of future BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Peter Howell and his musical partner John Ferdinando, makers of legendary albums under the names Alice Through the Looking Glass, Ithaca, Agincourt, and Friends. This private press album was recorded as the soundtrack for an underground film production by (later to be) renowned television director Ian Hamilton: "Tomorrow Come Someday." The soundtrack album, now presented from the master tapes, was originally pressed up in a tiny quantity for friends and people involved in the production; certainly no more than 70-80 copies were made. So what do we find here? A concept piece revolving around a village threatened by motorway expansion, and the efforts of short-skirted guitar-slinging young painter Emma Stacey and a local boy to save the day, and perhaps preserve their growing love. The film is described on the album jacket as “a musical comedy, shot on location in the Sussex village of Lurgashall, during August 1969,” which of course, doesn’t begin to tell the tale. Think perhaps of the Kinks’ “Village Green Preservation Society” characters come to life. See for yourself! For this is both the compact disc and DVD debut of “Tomorrow Come Someday,” film and soundtrack, together at last in a double-disc set. Chunky booklet with plentiful photos gives the full story of what we like to call The Wonderful Musical World of Peter Howell & John Ferdinando. CD $10 SKU:11958
HOWELL,PETER & JOHN FERDINANDO - Alice Through the Looking Glass (trippy 60s psych folk)- Label:LION Trippy psychedelic folk tunes from Peter Howell & John Ferdinando – music for the Ditchling Players' production of Lewis Carroll's Alice Through The Looking Glass from 1969 – plus additionally material that didn't end up in the play! Overall, an evocative mix of traditional folky touches with psychedelia era strangeness – played with organ, glockenspiel, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, autoharp, and strange elements of percussion! Includes "The March Of The Chessmen", "Dance Of The Talking Flowers", "Alice's Train Journey", "Dium And Dee", "Alice Meets The Knights", "Her Majesty Queen Alice", "Whose Dream?" and more. CD includes 13 bonus tracks including a number of brief sections and effects including "March of The Chessmen, Part 1", "Jabberwocky Part" and "Jabberwocky Acoustic Section", "Whose Dream? Try-Out", "Dance Of The Talking Flowers Instrumental" and more. CD $10 SKU:11688
HUMAN ZOO-st (70s garage psych) Label:LION Along with The Human Expression, The Human Zoo were from the Los Angeles suburbs of Westminster and were signed to Accent Records. Their album, released in 1970 was pressed in limited numbers and has become a rare collectors item. The Human Zoo album is a quirky blend of psychedelic, garage, and funky music. Managed by Jim Foster of The Human Expression and originally called The Circus, the band changed their name to the hipper sounding Human Zoo in 1969. Now for the first time since 1970, here is an exact re-issue of The Human Zoo album, taken from the original master tapes with all album artwork faithfully restored. CD $10 SKU:11893
IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO - Serio 2222 - W 12 PAGE BOOKLET ( Raw-edged heavy rock JIMMY PAGE STYLE ) -Label:LION Raw-edged heavy rock, fronted by Lino Ajello's powerful electric guitars, channeling the dark, jagged energy of Jimmy Page, Adrian Gurvitz, and Jeff Beck.
Il Balletto di Bronzo absorbed their influences (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds), but moved from there into an inspired, hard-edged musical space; the band's overwhelming power and great melodies make them irresistible.
‘Un posto’ and ‘Neve Calda’ are centered around simple but effective guitar riffs. ‘Eh eh ah ah’ starts like a nice mellow ballad, but gets into a hard blues rock groove. On side two, there's the seven-minute mammoth heavy grind of ‘Incantesimo’ and the colossal ‘Missione Sirio 2222,’ almost ten minutes of droning acid rock with whirling guitars and heavy pounding drums, sandwiched between an acoustic intro and outro. No wonder Nurse With Wound cited Il Balletto di Bronzo as an influence. CD $10 SKU:16072
INFINITY- Collected Works 1969-70 (UK psych legends) Label:ACME Legendary UK psych outfit Infinity formed in 1969 from the ashes of “Chocolate Soup” psych faves the Flies and Cymbaline. The mission: to develop a heavy psychedelic/pop sound, and express it through complex original songs. Thanks to some funky Hammond organ, punchy guitars, and the band’s unique harmonies, Infinity were no run of the mill outfit. Upon their return to mainland England from a residency in Jersey, they joined the high-profile NEMS agency, alongside heavy hitters like Pink Floyd, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Soft Machine, and Pretty Things. In late 1969 and early 1970, following support slots with The Searchers and Marmalade, Infinity recorded original material for a proposed album, which was meant to explore “time, space, matter, energy and chicken phal, said in some circles to be so hot in a culinary sense that it's temperature approached infinity,” or so they have said, with tongue-in-cheek, we have to believe. Sadly, they broke up soon after the sessions. The good news is that the band left behind the recordings presented on this disc, which can now be enjoyed in the digital format after the passage of more than four decades! Comes with a 24-page booklet which includes band history, photos, and more, printed on FSC recycled, chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer fiber paper manufactured using biogas energy. CD $10 SKU:11333
INVISIBLE EYES -Laugh In The Dark ( savage garage punk fueled by switchblade guitars and howling organs )LAST COPIES Label:BOMP Records Take heed! Here be music for troglodytes and spacemen; monks, drunkards and sophisticated hip shakers alike. Primordial fuzz and reverberous caterwaul teetering on the precipice. New hymns by new primitives. A laugh in the dark, a shot in the arm and a kick in the ass. "Just what the world needs to hear" said Greg Shaw. CD $10 SKU:13067
JOHN THE CONQUEROR - ST (60s style raw rock and roll! )Label:ALIVE John The Conqueror’s self-titled debut album is an amalgamation of the many sounds and styles (old and new) mined from both the North and the South. Cousins Pierre Moore (vocals & guitar) and Michael Gardner (drums) are natives of Jackson, MS, while bassist Ryan Lynn hails from Philly – where the trio now call home. Together they mix a bedrock of raw deep blues with funk, soul, punk and scuzzed-up rock-n-roll into one helluva potent musical Molotov cocktail. Moore and Gardner have been playing together in bands since their college days in Oxford, MS, and Moore learned to play guitar in his early teens from a homeless man who slept in the back room of an auto repair shop.
"The trio from Mississippi, now based in Philly, have the smoothness of classic 50’s soul mixed with a southern twang." – Knuckle Rumbler
"It’s all smokestacks, greasy ball bearings, mudslides, and corn liquor swilled from mason jars; raggedly scorching guitar riffs, a thunderous rhythm section, and howled vocals. ‘Say What You Want’ rockets me off my rear every time." – Brian Greene / Happening Magazine
"Leader Pierre Moore has a matter-of-fact singing voice, tasteful six-string skills and a tuneful writing style that balances licks and melody and avoids classic rock overload." – Michael Toland / The Big Takeover.
"They will bring you from the church to the juke joint in four quick minutes." – Mad Chicago
"John The Conqueror's new LP is downright street smart funky." – Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout.
"Pierre Moore is a charismatic frontman, strutting the stage, ripping away at guitar licks and belting out dynamic vocals. Joining Moore are his cousin Michael Gardner, a force of nature on drums, and local guy Ryan Lynn, who brings a rumbling low end to the mix." – The Key WXPN CD $10 SKU:14629
JUAN DE LA CRUZ-HEMIG NATIN(GREAT 70S GARAGE PSYCH from the Philippines)Label:VICOR First release of this essential album (1973) by hard-rock powerhouse power trio (a band, not a man) from the Philippines, who flourished in the 1970s-their first studio only album .Includes the garage-psych great, I Wanna Say Yeah. CD $10 SKU:26038
KING MUD (VAN CAMPBELL from the BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES / FREDDY J IV from LEFT LANE CRUISER / PARKER GRIGGS of RADIO MOSCOW.)- VICTORY MOTEL SESSIONS - DIGIPACK Label:ALIVE ALIVE KING MUD is VAN CAMPBELL from the BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES , FREDDY J IV from LEFT LANE CRUISER and features guitarist PARKER GRIGGS of RADIO MOSCOW.They joined forces in Los Angeles for a marathon session that gave birth to an album of hard blues, blue eyed soul, heavy rock, and feedback! åÒVictory Motel SessionsåÓ.If you dig the bands these musicians come from you will probably love this record! CD $10 SKU:15276
LITTLE BOY BLUES- In The Woodland Of Weir (60s acid rock)Label:KISMET Their sole album -- made with a revised line-up and originally released in October 1968 -- incorporates jazz, classical and acid-rock influences, and makes its long-overdue return to CD here, complete with all their non-album singles sides. Includes liner notes. Formed in Chicago in 1964, The Little Boy Blues soon became local heroes, opening for The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Paul Revere & The Raiders, and many others. Having played innumerable live dates and appeared on top TV shows, their sound took a psychedelic turn in 1967. CD $10 SKU:13424
LOVE LIVE LIFE + 1- Love Will Make A Better You (Japanese psych) Label:DRONE SYNDICATE Number six on the Japrocksampler Top 50, available again for the first time in over a decade! "Commencing with singer Akira Fuse's goggle-eyed one-day-old-baby innocence, Love Live Life + 1's album opener 'The Question Mark' escorts us through an eighteen-minute free-rock R&B adventure like nothing before or since. Clanking harsher than even the title track of Funkadelic's Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow, and twice as long; cosmic as the Cosmic Joker's Galactic Supermarket, and gnarly as John McLaughlin's out-there-a-minute axe excursions on Miles's 'Right Off'' or his own Devotion solo LP, do these guys fight for their right to party! The mellower second side includes the insanely brilliant eight-minute epic 'Shadows Of My Mind', in which Akira Fuse sings like some drunken Italian baritone, while atonal swooping strings and crazy brass support/undermine him; then it's off into a juggernaut bass-heavy clatter-thon with duel-axe outrage of the highest level. And how about that title track whose catchy bastard licks unashamedly rip Sly's 'I Want To Take You Higher', but still have you singing along with Fuse? The record closes brilliantly with the demented 'Facts About It All', which opens like Fuse laying a grunting 6/8 James Brown/Eric Burdon ballad on us. But no, this miniature R&B opera says in 2 minutes and 56 seconds what prog bands took a whole side to say. All hail visionary genius Ikuzo Orita for uniting his fave guitarist Kimio Mizutani with the errant free-jazz Gibson 335 of Takao Naoi, whose brittle spittle pops permanent wheelies around these slippery rhythm tracks. Also hail Orita for recognizing the genius of these songs of sax player Kei Ichihara, for trusting Akira Fuse's professionalism and open-mindedness, and for seeing this 33-minute-long classic to its unlikely conclusion." CD $10 SKU:10256
MAYER. NATHANIEL- Why Won't You Let Me Be Black (with the Black Keys )- Label:ALIVE 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:10495
NERVES - One WAy Ticket jewel case version -LAST FEW! Label:ALIVE "Their bare, skeletal sound made every lick seem memorable. They excelled in energy. People compared them to the early Beatles or the Dave Clark Five." - Kenneth Funsten. Formed in 1975 by guitarist JACK LEE, bassist PETER CASE, and drummer PAUL COLLINS, the Nerves are one of the most influential garage/punk pop outfits to come out of the mid-70's LA scene, and certainly one of the least documented... until now. Mostly remembered for their classic "Hanging On The Telephone," a Jack Lee composition which has been covered over the years by a myriad of artists from BLONDIE to L7 to CAT POWER, the Nerves were above all a high energy rock'n'roll band with all three members composing and singing. Playing fast, ear-catching garage pop songs, sometimes wearing matching suits, the trio had more than a bit of the stripped down street energy of the Los Angeles's early punk movement. They shared the stage with the Ramones and Mink Deville during their infamous US "Magical Blistering Tour," played the Punk Palace and the legendary Masque in Hollywood, and headlined shows with the Avengers, the Zeros, The Dils, The Screamers and Shock, to name just a few. After the band's break-up in 1978, Peter Case and Paul Collins formed The BREAKAWAYS, and later went on to front the legendary PLIMSOULS and The BEAT, respectively. Following the success of "Hanging On the Telephone," JACK LEE has mostly focused on his songwriting career, releasing an album in 1981. Both Peter and Paul are still recording and touring. PETER CASE's latest album "Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John" (Yeproc 2007) was nominated for a Grammy. This collection, authorized for the first time ever by the three band members, features their 1976 EP (now regarded as a power pop classic), as well as demos and previously unreleased live recordings, REMASTERED and complete with notes and photos. Track listing : 1. One Way Ticket 2. Paper Dolls 3. Hanging On The Telephone 4. When You Find Out 5. Working Too Hard 6. Give Me Some Time 7. Walking Out On Love 8. Thing Of The Past 9. It's Hot Outside 10. Many Roads To Follow (demo) 11. Are You Famous? (live) 12. Why Am I Lonely? (live) 13. You Won't Be Happy (live) 14. Any Day Now (live) 15. Letter To G. (live) 16. Come Back And Stay (live) 17. I Need Your Love (live) 18. Stand Back and Take a Good Look (demo) 19. Are You Famous (demo - CD only) 20. Letter To G. (demo - CD only). Produced by The Nerves. CD $15 SKU:10505
NOMADDS- ST ( 60's pop POKORA FAVE!) digipack -Label:WAYBACK RECORDS Watch out for the spelling of this album rarity by Illinois 60s band "NOMADDS". This is one of the real rare 60s albums, marked with four stars in Pokoras "1001 Rare Record Cover Book" and gets mentioned in Ugly Things "20Little-Known Albums That Need To Be Reissued" Section Amazing in its Beatle-like classiness and talent." (Patrick Lundborg - Author of Acid Archives). REMASTERED TO EXCELLENT SOUND, ORIGINAL COVER, 500 copies only. CD $10 SKU:10909
OHO - Okinawa (70s prog psych ) Comes housed in high gloss tri-fold bismal pink digipak Label:ROCKADROME Official reissue of this rare tripped-out progressive psychedelic rock private press record out of Baltimore circa 1974. Should appeal to fans of the Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Gentle Giant school of progressive music as well as those looking for something original, psychedelic and/or bizarre and daring. Comes housed in high gloss tri-fold bismal pink digipak CD $14 SKU:11719
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
PRITCHARD, DAVID - Nocturnal Earthworm Stew-Label:Artoffact A pioneering Canadian composition that combines minimal electronics, prog, tape loops, industrial, and musique concrete, first released on Island Records in 1977. The Artoffact reissue contains bonus tracks, updated cover art, and a new essay celebrating the life and work of David Pritchard. The work features contributions by Nash the Slash, as well as Martin Deller of famed prog band FM. CD $10 SKU:26516
ROCKADROME - Royal American 20th Century Blues (rare 60s pop psych) - Label:PACEMAKER Recorded in a time when creativity counted for more than commercial appeal, the album was recorded for the eclectic Sound Canada label. It sold poorly, but was rediscovered as part of the revival in interest in psychedelia; the only problem—copies of the original album were incredibly rare (and incredibly expensive!). The album is a mixture of rock, psych (some of the tracks are definitely Beatles influenced), and a touch of blues. The album opens with 'R.A.T.C.B. Teaser', which is used as a theme throughout the album, with a reprise at the end and the main song later on the disc. The first proper song is 'Very Strange,' a nice taste of psych with some fetching guitar-work, followed by the more bluesy 'Thirteen Miles Down' which includes the requisite blues guitar solo. The title track is split in two and done as a rock version and a psyche/pop version, both of which are very good, and 'There You Go Again' has a Byrdsian chime to it coupled with a Dylan-influenced vocal. 'Inside Out, Inside In' is one of the Beatles-y songs, but there is nothing wrong with that if it is done well, which this is. The intro to 'T.O. Town' has evinced comparisons with the Monkees as it is very similar to 'Last Train To Clarksville', but the song itself is a great garage rocker. 'Ain't It A Shame' is a little too close to goodtime pop for my liking, but put against the high quality of the rest of the album this can be forgiven.Studio owner and executive producer Art Snider (who had discovered and first recorded a young Gordon Lightfoot years earlier) was inspired enough by Rockadrome's first sessions to basically give engineer/producer Ray Lawrence free reign to carry the project in whatever direction it might go. Fortunately, it was an era of experimentation, studio clocks could mostly be ignored, (there was a belief that the best stuff was done after dark) and so Rockadrome was given an after-hours slot. All through that fall and winter, the songs were refined, recorded, tossed and replaced. Contemplated. Even the physical process became a strange routine. The guys would need to phone the studio by 5 pm to check that the evening schedule was open, then scramble into their cars east of Toronto & head down the 401. The results show that the band deserve their reputation. Extensively remastered, this is the first legitimate reissue. CD $10 SKU:12227
SANDSTONE- Can You Mend A Silver Thread (private press 70s Psych Folk ) -Label:LION LION There is nothing ordinary about Sandstone. This private press folk/psych album (1971) is so head and shoulders above almost every other album in the genre, it's hard to believe it's not better known includes two bonus tracks, out-takes from the album sessions. Booklet has the band’s story and lyrics . CD $10 SKU:13512
SANTA Y SU GENTE- (SANTA & HIS PEOPLE) Urgente Label:LION In the 1970's in Chile, recording anything was complicated. The state-owned IRT label was administered by the military. Domestic releases gave way to an invasion of foreign music. At most, a Chilean group like Santa Y Su Gente (Santa and his People) could hope for one appearance on television, or a very low-key event-this was the reality of the music world after the coup. Few groups had the good fortune to overcome the prevailing censorship: this was the case with Santa Y Su Gente (Santa and his People). Santiago Salas was a percussionist stepped in jazz. It was he who assembled a band with musicians of the caliber of Lautaro Rosas and Mario Lecaros. The latter was a powerful musician, who would appear in other jazz fusion projects in those difficult years, and then leave Chile together to do an impressive job abroad with his group Comet. The one and only album by Santa Y Su Gente, "Urgente," was released by RCA/IRT/Alba in 1974. This album is very rare, and therefore not well known, apart from the collections of a few dj's. But it contains all you can ask for-a burbling brew of Latin Afro-jazz fusion, half salsa and half Afro, with something powerful to say. Highly recommended! Comes with a bi-lingual booklet which explores the story of Santa Y Su Gente in the context of the rich Chilean rock music scene. CD $10 SKU:26517
SEA-DERS - ANTHOLOGY ( 60s Lebanese Rock ) Booklet contains liner notes by Mike Stax -Label:GROOVIE This specially-priced disc contains all known recordings of infectious Middle Eastern inflected rock/beat from the Cedars (or Sea-Ders), Lebanon's top musical export to the world. Eight dynamic tracks, with driving rhythms, blazing electric bouzouki (or oud?), recorded between 1966-1968. CD $10 SKU:12397
VANAY, LAURENCE- (JACQUELINE THIBAULT) Evening Colours-Label:LION Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of this 1975 album including bonus tracks. Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of music producer and musician Laurent Thibault (Magma). Pure genius: almost all instrumental, with gorgeous keyboards of many types (Hammond, Fender Rhodes, etc.), acoustic/electric guitar, even a little Zeuhl bass. Shimmering, dewy, mysterious, deeply emotional examples of melancholic musical beguilement; anyone with an affinity for golden age 4AD bands like the Cocteau Twins or Dead Can Dance will find much to love here. A devastating high-fashion follow-up to the legendary Galaxies. Comes with 24-page booklet. CD $10 SKU:26518
EMBER POP 69-74- VA Rainy Day Mind ( 60s ) -Label:FANTASTIC VOYAGE Rainy Day Mind” is the first of two volumes surveying Ember’s pop repertoire from 1969 until the label’s demise at the end of the seventies. It comprises 21 tracks by artists ranging from obscure American singer Polly Niles to the internationally famous P J Proby, as well as ill-fated actor Alan Lake, Irish vocalist Lee Lynch, French pop star Black Swan and fuzz guitar-toting soul band Milt Matthews Inc. A clutch of projects including The Good Vibrations, The Good Ship Lollipop and Rusty Harness came to Ember courtesy of producer Mike Berry. The founding of US outlet Paramount-Ember in 1974, headed by music business veteran John Madara, brought albums by Denny Doherty (formerly of The Mamas And The Papas) and British all-girl glam rockers Mother Trucker into the fold. What these disparate sources all offer are fine performances of strong songs. Nor is there any shortage of collectables, topped by Davey Payne & The Medium Wave’s ‘A Walk In The Sunshine,’ which commands £50, and Blue Beard’s eponymous album, which only reached test pressing stage (£200), from which we have salvaged ‘Baby I Need You.’ Nice shrink-wrapped slip-case packaging COMP CD $10 SKU:16376
GROOVE CLUB 3- VA Cambodia Rock Spectactular Label:LION Packaged in a deluxe casebook with a 36-page booklet filled with rare photos and the heart-wrenching stories of the most beloved artists in the Khmer Rock movement COMP CD $10 SKU:12986
IT’S A HAPPENING!-Texas Girls of the 60s- Label:CICADELIC All seven recordings by The Heart Beats are included on this album, along with other great female led bands from 1966, such as The WordD from Dallas and The Bombshells of Houston. An added bonus is folk singer, Linda Pierre King from Houston, whose self-penned originals from 1966 foreshadowed subsequent folk singers such as Janis Ian and Melanie. COMP CD $10 SKU:12744
PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS-Vol 2 More Lost Sounds (late Sixties British psych)SAALE! Label:WOODEN HILL The second volume of Wooden Hills ongoing series of lost nuggets from the soft white underbelly of the late Sixties British psychedelic scene, Psychedelic Schlemiels 2 assembles no less than twenty previously unheard acetate and private tape recordings from mostly unsigned provincial groups. With vital contributions from such obscure local heroes as Cellophane Cloud, Sweet Marriage, Varsity Rag and Forever Changes, and featuring previously unreleased demos by major label acts The Loot, Young Blood and Opal Butterfly, Psychedelic Schlemiels 2 offers another fascinating glimpse into the hitherto lost world of small-town suburban psychedelia. Eighteen of the twenty tracks are previously unreleased in any format. Numerous original songs as well as rarely-covered Left Banke, Love and Buffalo Springfield material. Re-mastered sound and lavishly illustrated/annotated 16 page booklet. COMP CD $19 SKU:23045
PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS-VOL. 3 From The Brit psych Scene 1967-1970 SAALE! -Label:WOODEN HILL The third volume of Wooden Hills acclaimed series of unreleased-at-the-time British psychedelic pop artefacts, PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS 3 painstakingly assembles another twenty acetates, demos and private recordings from the soft white underbelly of the late 60s group scene. In addition to featuring the first-ever demos to surface from legendary London underground club band Jade Hexagram, theres first-time exposure for psych-era unknowns the Outside Toilet, the Carley Hill Blues Band and studio project Airbus. Also including demos from such major label acts as Serendipity, the Mirror, Warm Sounds, Schadel, the Montanas and Des James (the original, hitherto unknown to exist, acetate-only version of Little Games, subsequently recorded by the Yardbirds), PSYCHEDELIC SCHLEMIELS 3 is an essential purchase for anyone with more than a passing interest in vintage British psych-pop COMP CD $19 SKU:23046
FADING YELLOW - Vol 1 DOUBLE LP 65-69 pop psych. anniversary reissue dbl lp gatefold sleeve. HAND NUMBERED! Label:FLOWER MACHINE DOUBLE-LP! 'Fading Yellow Volume 1'. 1995 saw the release of the original 'Fading Yellow' LP, numbered edition of 330 copies which sold out fast. Nine of the trax from that LP made it onto the 2002 'Fading Yellow, Volume 1' CD. So to promote this 10 year anniversary this limited edition double LP (500 numbered copies) is released, including new photos and improved sound. Beautiful fully laminated gatefold sleeve. Pressed on 160-gram thick virgin vinyl, housed in black polylined innersleeves. Considered perhaps the best comp ever made in this genre. COMP LP $29 SKU:18726
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR HALLUCINATIONS - special LTD. ed with BLACK KEYS< RADIO MOSCOW recorded just for this release.Label:ALIVE 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 COMP LP $20 SKU:10620
HACIENDA - Loud Is The Night Beatles style pop prod by DAN OF THE BLACK KEYS ) - Label:ALIVE LTD ED of 200 on green vinyl ( From first note to last, Loud Is The Night is rammed with youthful rock and roll that flails around like a nun with a fork in her eye, raw riffs tussling with sleek 60s harmonies and intricate pop melodies to create something that's more than a little special. - Bearded Magazine LP $18 SKU:14389
HOOKER- Rock and Roll (Ltd ed Houston 1978 blues guitar) ltd color vinyl - Label:SHROOMANGEL Previously unreleased Houston hard rock band from the late 70’s with that ripping Texas twin guitar sound. This album was taken from sessions recorded in 1978, painstakingly unearthed, edited and remastered for proper release. On multi colored vinyl, limited to 500 copies! Hooker had been around in various configurations since 1972. First recordings began in 1974 at Rampart Studios under the direction of studio engineer Jeff Wells. Those early demos featured Hooker as a three piece hard rock/blues rock band, it wasnt until later that they began to take a decidedly heavier approach in sound and style. With the addition of Robert Hampton in place of Tim Cannon on lead/rhythm guitar, the band began to find their direction and hit the clubs hard. Influenced by bands such as Tin House, Ted Nugent, and Black Oak Arkansas, Hooker had it all on stage - flash, great songs, lots of groupies, and of course all the best drugs! Well, that couldnt last, and the band called it a day in 1983 when the lifestyle finally caught up to David Howland. The other members soldiered on in various reconstructed versions of Hooker, with varying degrees of success. The short lived post Hooker band Stallions was a highlight, with all the same elements of Hooker including three of the four members. Eventually, David would rejoin the band and Stallions became Hooker for all intents and purposes. Unfortunately, the music world had changed too dramatically since the days when a band could play the kind of loud, aggressive, dual guitar riff-rock that Hooker so convincingly played. This record represents the pinnacle of the band, the long lost 1978 Inergi Studios recordings that never saw official release all those years ago. This album is the one that should have come out in 1978. Better late than never. LP $28 SKU:13814
RAIN- 1971 The Lost Album -Label:JARGON The Lost Album, a collection of original songs that the band recorded in the summer of 1971, was originally planned to be a follow up to their first record, RAIN-Live Christmas Night, which came out on the band's label, Whazoo Records, in early 1971. LP $24 SKU:22780
WAVES OF FURY - Thirst ( RED VINYL Lou Reed, Iggy & The Stooges, New York Dolls style)Label:ALIVE LAST COPIES FIRST PRESSING ON ALIVE RECORDS... Has a Rolling Stones swagger… it’s like Steppenwolf jamming with The Commodores and is every bit as magnificent as that alliance should be." –å God Is In The TV LP $18 SKU:14634
WHITE NOISE SOUND- St- w Pete Kember of Spacemen 3 -RED VINYL LAST COPIESLabel:ALIVE WHITE NOISE SOUND is the eponymous debut from the Swansea/Cardiff, Wales-based sextet. Completed with the help of Pete Kember (Spacemen 3, Spectrum and E.A.R) and magician Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals), the album is is a psychedelic dream-piece, and the realization of a band conjuring their own particular wall-of-sound -- at once relentlessly pulsating and blissed-out.
"In this day and age of ironic and increasingly obtuse band names, a band like White Noise Sound is refreshing. Like the heyday of generic foodstuffs, what you see on the label is exactly what you get here (...) WNS has been influenced by earsplitting bands from both sides of the Atlantic, including Velvet Underground, Suicide, Jesus And Mary Chain and of course the aforementioned Spacemen 3." - MOKB
"Blending corrosive feedback, pulsating krautrock rhythms, floating vocals and wall-of-sound guitars, the track (Sunset) builds and builds into a perfectly judged ear-shattering, blissed out climax." - The Mad Mackerel
"If you're gonna (essentially) cover Spacemen 3's 'Revolution' in 2010, good god this is the way to do it." - Arthur
LP $15 SKU:14332