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This weekend we have more of what you want! Everything from cheapo CDs and LPs to mags. Big restock from GEAR FAB, the great 60s reissue label. Check out all of their titles HERE, or click the pink button for the full update list. A bunch of adds to our NEW STUFF section too!

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Lots of action in the press this week for our little darlings. First up the BONNEVILLES with an interview in AMERICAN BLUES SCENE:

“On Dirty Photographs Andrew McGibbon, Jr. (Guitar, Vocals) and Chris McMullan (Drums), share their love for gritty blues, primitive rock ‘n’ roll and Irish folk. If a young Van Morrison, Iron Butterfly, and Led Zeppelin were to cut a jam album produced by Jack White, with a portrait of Robert Johnson on the studio wall, one would begin to define the sound of The Bonnevilles.”


““Another Summer of Love is a rock-and-roll-band, song-oriented album,” he says. “That was the concept. Pacific Surf Line is more like a communal gathering of vibes and a celebration of West Coast rock and roll. Pacific Surf Line is like taking a train ride down the central coast, and Another Summer of Love is like driving a ’73 Challenger through the desert.”

And of course the BEECHWOOD train continues to roll, a great interview with Gordon from everyone’s favorite new band, in BIG TAKEOVER:

“Songs From The Land of Nod feature Beechwood’s vintage garage rock vibe reminiscent of a Nuggets-era group blasted to the present. Never shying from its passion for preserving rock’s raucous integrity, singer Gordon Lawrence remains true to the rebellious nature by choosing to challenge any notion that his group’s sound is more about survival than carefully orchestrated imagery. Alive Natural Sound is certainly the most appropriate outlet for Beechwood as the label continues preserving garage rock while recruiting a new generation of players to carry the proverbial torch.”


ABSTRACTS - Hey Let’s Go Now (60s Brit invasion style - Label:BREAKAWAY They were one of the first bands to utilize a light show and besides their sole 45, their legacy contains a cache of unreleased period recordings, some of them made for Columbia Records in 1964. Finally, over four decades later, this album collects the band’s entire studio material alongside two excellent sounding 1966 live tracks. An in-depth insert with a wealth of never-before-seen-photos traces the history of the band that brought “Abstractmania” to the New York area in the sixties. It’s a pleasure for Break-A-Way Records to celebrate the return of The Abstracts and hear them shout again, “Hey, Let´s Go Now”… TRACKLISTINGS ON SITE CD $12 SKU:19669

AQUELARRE - BRUMAS (70S ARGHENTINE PROG) RARE MINI LP SLV Label:SONY On this album, Aquelarre composes one of his most ambitious musical and artistically works, precisely at the group’s highest peak of popularity. A great Argentine band from the 70s. Aquelarre knew how to adopt a very solid rhythmic base, with a vertiginous and impressive sound in charge of Hector Starc’s guitar and Hugo Gonzalez’s keyboard, this made Aquelarre one of the bands most popular of the 70s, in the national scene… CD $15 SKU:19688

BERRY, CHUCK - THE CHESS MASTERS VOL 1- 1955-1958 Label:MAGNUM UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $10 SKU:19689

CUERO- TEMPO DESPUES - RARE 70S OBSCURE ARGENTINE CLASSIC-Label:FONOCOL First time ever vinyl reissue of an obscure classic from the Argentinean '70s rock scene. Debut album by Cuero was released in 1973 and is a great heavy psych-rock & blues-rock album, very rare and hard to find as an original. Stunning guitar work and Spanish language vocals, seven long tracks, all original compositions. Limited reissue of 300 copies only, with label replica as well CD $15 SKU:19686

GRUPO STA. CECILIA -RARE MEXICAN MINI LP SLV (EARLY 70S MEXICAN POP) Label:VAM A great early '70s record from Mexico's Grupo Santa Cecilia, with fantastic songs like the Hammond-driven ballad "Me esperarás," the light pop-rock of "Sol de verano," plus a Spanish-language version of "Crocodile Rock!" Other titles include "Tú eres todo para mi," "Rosita la gitana," "Freedom," "Dicen que no tengo edad," "Demasiado Tarde," and "Qué Tal." CD $10 SKU:19685

HORDE -Press Button Firmly (mid sixties rare garage)w 4 bonus tracks -Label:BREAK-A-WAY Rarest 60s garage album by North Carolina students from early 1967. Painstakingly remastered at KSL. Undoubtedly the most exciting mid sixties garage album to be recently discovered in the genre, is that by The Horde from North Carolina. The existence of this self produced album came to collectors ears and eyes only about a year ago. It was recorded more or less accidently in early 1967, released in a micro quantity of only 25 copies and among the local US garage albums of the decade it is one of the few eclectic examples with all the ingredients that makes it outstanding compared with the usual prep-school albums of the time. It contains a blend of exciting originals and well chosen, inspired covers, played in a raw, crude and frantic style. If ever it were true that the over-used assertion that a band's cover versions measured up to the originals, then it is true of The Horde. Why? These five 19-20 year old students from all over the United States did not only blaze a trail for 60s rock in then conservative North Carolina, they also had a general attitude that finds its origins in the young peoples mindset of the mid-sixties that put them outside of the local mainstream and gained them a sort of regional underground popularity. CD has 4 bonus tracks. CD $12 SKU:15346

JAGGED EDGE AKA THE OFF-SET-A CHANGE IS GONNA COME (60s garage psych) Label :BREAKAWAY Break-A-Way presents the bands first complete long player incl. their two sharp 45s and for the first time a fistful of six vintage demos. The LP has the bands 1966 all-time garage classic debut 45, "You Cant Keep A Good Man Down b/w How Shes Hurtin Me" and their second single release "A Change Is Gonna Come" b/w their wild psychedelic raga classic "Xanthia" recorded under the moniker "Off-Set". Additionally there are two alternate takes of single tracks and four completely unreleased 1965/66 recordings such as the psych/punker "Lies I Spoke" completely with psychy effects and a raga-esque break; the strong moody folkrocker "Look In Her Eyes" as well as "Reflections" and "Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself", two tracks from the poppier side of the band. This collection proves : the Jagged Edge were way ahead of their times and finally carve out their slice of rock history. All tracks are painstakingly remastered for the garage connoisseurs listening pleasure CD $12 SKU:8383

MORAN, CHILO Y SU QUINTETO - TROMPETA PSICODELICA -RARE MEXICAN MINI LP SLV Label:VAM Though from the psychedelic era, this album's title, Trompeta Psicodelica, is a bit of a misnomer, as nothing on it sounds particularly psychedelic! What this album does offer in spades is incredibly groovy, spirited jazz and R&B tunes played by an incredibly tight quintet. It's infectious, upbeat fun that's sure to please at your next swingin' get together (just make sure you have both tequila and mezcal on hand)! CD $15 SKU:19687

OLIVERS - Beeker St The Complete Recordings 1964-71 plus 8 bonus tracks -Label:BREAK ORGAN DRENCHED FUZZFEST! The Olivers from Fort Wayne, Indiana are best known for their highly sought after 1967 Picture Cover 45 on Phalanx Records titled "I Saw What You Did" b/w "Beeker Street". The single got picked up by RCA Records for nationwide release and is today rated as one of the best and most exciting double sided major label garage 45s of the 1960s. A planned second single and LP release for RCA never happened. Long standing rumours of a "Lost LP" however, were confirmed when a one-of-a-kind reference acetate of an unreleased GRT album by The Olivers was found recently. The album, recorded after several line-up changes in early 1969 at Dove Studios in Minneapolis turned out to be a psychedelic jewel. Unjustifiably shelved 40 years ago, this amazing organ drenched fuzzfest proves that the band does not only deserve the plaudit "Indiana Sixties Rock Heroes", but also had the potential for the national breakthrough that never happened. The LP captures the incredible talent and versatility of the Olivers and adds an essential piece of vinyl to their discography. A four-page LP sized insert documents the band's career as told by its original members and a cache of unseen photos completes the band's 1963 - 70 history - See more at: Includes the whole Lost Dove Sessions LP + their RCA single + six other tracks CD $12 SKU:14793

SYNDICATE, THE - The Egyptian Thing : L.A. Garage 1965(in-depth insert written by Ugly Things' Mike Stax with a cache of photos)Label: BREAK-A-WAY The story of the Syndicate runs along similar lines to countless other rock’n’roll bands in the mid-sixties. They got together to have fun, made some noise on the local teen scene, recorded a couple of singles, made a vain grasp for the brass ring, then vanished into thin air—all within the space of two magical years: 1965 and 1966. What makes the Syndicate special, though, is those two hard-to-find singles. “My Baby’s Barefoot” and “The Egyptian Thing”, both released in 1965 are two of the most savage, hot-wired blasts of Punk R&B mayhem ever etched into wax, while the flipside of “The Egyptian Thing,” “She Haunts You” showed the group were equally adept at moody, minor-key material. The “Egyptian Thing” album presents the band’s four A's & B's alongside four unreleased, same-calibre tracks from the same period, and an earlier 45 by the Ris-Kays featuring Syndicate front man Bill Rash. An in-depth insert written by Ugly Things' Mike Stax with a cache of photos compiles the legacy of a band, whose 45s are among the top wanted items in their genre, making this release the ultimate Syndicate collection and an unforgettable garage punk adventure.CD $12 SKU:15963

T2-1971- 1972 W 12 PAGE BOOKLET(PSYCH PROG Power trio)Label:ACME LION Third and last archival set of recordings from the classic era of UK psych/prog legends T2. Digipack with 12-page booklet detailing T2's three sets of recordings from the psychedelic era CD $12 SKU:15489

UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE - Wind and Stone -( 60s Northwest psych ) - Label:BREAK-A-WAY Collection of the band’s rare 45s, along with four more, until now unreleased studio recordings, plus five home demos, of which four were not part of the LP version. Additionally there is an excellent 2009 re-recording of an old track capturing again the old magic and authenticity of the group. The CD comes with a 12 page booklet including a detailed history of the band with photos from the member’s scrapbook. At last, here is the long overdue legacy of one of the Northwest’s finest psychedelic bands.CD $12 SKU:11847

VALLEY GIRL - VA MUSIC FROM THE SOUNDTRACK Label:RHINO UNSEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP COMP CD $5 SKU:19691

DOWN AT THE NIGHTCLUB-Vol 1(garage, surfbeat and film noir pastiche)- Label:DOWN AT THE NIGHTCLUBA garage, surfbeat and film noir pastiche on CD, featuring screaming guitars, smoking bass, torn vocal chords and sweet organs. That is 'Down At The Nightclub'. On Vol. 1 you will find a collection of the finest Dutch bands currently around, including The Black Marble Selection, The Reaction, Holy Joe & The Alcoholites, The Bunny Bonanzas, The Surfbeat Club, The Miners Of Muzo, The Malbehavers and De Stekkers. COMP LP $19 SKU:19677

RABBLE RABBLE- Composure (PSYCH)-Label:EYE VYBE RECORDS (USA) Rabble Rabble spent nearly a decade building a heavy reputation for raucous basement shows where any attendee will inevitably leave the room drenched in beer and twice as drunk as before. The addition of Kieterang See Jru (also of Strychnine, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate) in 2013 effectively spiked the band's punch with a healthy dose of LSD, and soon their live shows became full on psychedelic space trips, infusing the heavy, reckless garage punk they built themselves on with krautrock rhythms, proto metal edge and a dash of Smashing Pumpkin-esque guitar leads. Composure is a great finale to the trip that was Rabble Rabble. Limited to 300 copies, 12 min/side; plays at 45 rpm; includes lyric insert; pressed on random marble swirl vinyl by gotta groove records. LP $15 SKU:19484

T2-IT'LL ALL WORK OUT IN BOOMLAND(UK)Label:ACME LION The rise of power trio T2 in 1970 was rapid: important open-air festivals; headlining residencies at the Marquee Club; appearances at virtually every major venue in London. Then their debut album was released; they seemed poised for a breakthrough. As the band recalled, they were playing the Marquee club, with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix hanging out backstage, which was all to the good. But people were coming forward saying, 'we can't find your album anywhere.' In short order, the band fell apart. Still, their sole Decca album has become well established as an all-time classic amongst progressive and psychedelic music collectors—even the techno and DJ crowds. The fact that it has done so without hype is a testament to the innate quality of the music. The album is packed with melodic acoustic passages and frenzied fuzz guitar workouts, not to mention acid-trip induced lyrical and musical content. At the epicenter is the incredibly deft drumming of vocalist Peter Dunton (Neon Pearl, Please, the Flies), who rides the shifting sands of the trio's dense playing with ease and dexterity. By album's end, you’ve been lulled by the band’s soft side, and pummeled by their heavy side. Equal parts amazingly controlled prog, at other times the heaviest damn stuff anyone had heard c. 1970, this is truly a perfect record.•the perfect example of an album that should not be forgotten—an album that must not be forgotten!
•40th anniversary edition with insert. LP $21 SKU:12802


A POTPOURI OF MELODIES AND MAYHEM: R&B, FOLK, GARAGE, PSYCH AND PROG 1963-1976 TWEAKED CORNER BARGAIN!~ This is a great deal kiddies, our fanatically honest distributor can find a dinged corner with a magnifying glass and pass on some great discounts! Got you guys a real deal here! From the series that has already brought us Fuzz, Acid and Flowers (US psych, prog and hippie-rock 1963-1976) (2010), The Two-Volume Tapestry of Delights (UK rock, pop, beat, R&B, folk, psych and prog 1963-1976) (2014) and A Melange Of Musical Pipedreams And Pandemonium (Australian, New Zealand, African, Turkish And Middle Eastern Rock, Pop, Folk, Psych And Prog 1963-1976) (2017).Following exactly the same format as for The Two-Volume Tapestry of Delights and A Melange Of Musical Pipedreams And Pandemonium, Vernon covers Latin American and Canadian rock, pop, beat, R&B, folk, garage, psych and prog between 1963 and 1976 in this latest volume.There are hundreds of entries (large and small) in this volume. Each entry provides artists discographies (album, EP and 45). The discographies are extremely detailed and, for most entries, artists’ overseas releases are included, as well as comprehensive reissue information, details of retrospective compilations and appearances on various artists’ compilations, where applicable. Most entries contain bibliographical details and descriptions and critiques of the music in as much detail as possible. A rarity scale is also provided for albums and EP releases.The book’s scope is even wider than the title suggests with some other genres, such as jazz and rock-soul, partly covered too. Where artists have been active since 1976, most entries include more information on their careers. The album, EP, 45 and song titles by French Canadian and Latin American artists have been translated into English wherever possible to make them more accessible to English-speaking readers. There are black and white illustrations throughout the book and also 12-pages of colour illustrations. This is a longer book than A Melange Of Musical Pipedreams And Pandemonium, and contains 896 as opposed to 768 pages BOOKS & MAGS $56 SKU:19150

AMERICAN BLUES EXCHANG-Blueprints (1969)-Label:GEAR FAB The Connecticut band that released the great LP "Blueprints" in 1969; all 9 original tracks plus previously unreleased material from the 69-70 timeframe. Don't bother with the bootleg currently being peddled; it is of poor quality and just won't tell you the whole story of this great Northeast band!! Lots of never before seen photos and posters also!! CD $10 SKU:19004

BIG BOY PETE - Cold Turkey (60s trippy psych)Label:GEAR FAB That darling of the U.K. is back again. Big Boy Pete (A.K.A. Peter Miller) is emptying his archives to give us his final recordings of the 1960's in his typical flower pop style. Featuring his 1968 hit "Cold Turkey", these psyched-out tracks will not dissappoint. CD $10 SKU:14118

CIPOLLINA,JOHN - Raven (Quicksilver Messenger Service 1976)-Label:ACADIA The legendary guitarist from Quicksilver Messenger Service recorded this album in 1976, shortly after returning from a UK tour with Welsh band Man. The great thing about John Cipollina is his guitar playing. But the other great thing was his willingness to play rock and roll. He was not concerned about his status as a star but clearly was a musician who liked the idiom and liked to perform and liked to do so with other kindred spirits. Sharing his wealth of talent is the mark of a special man, of a man with humility and a generous spirit and these attributes are clearly in evidence in these performances. “Raven” is described as Cippolina's version of a big band and the album is a testament to that idea. There is a tightness in the performances which shows the familiarity of the material and sense of sharing. It is clear too that the band members shared a closeness which is more than friendliness, a sort of spirituality which is very special. An enjoyable album as a historical record, as an example of John Cipollina’s playing, as a part of the Bay Area musical legacy, and as the work of a rock 'n 'roll band. Extensive notes on the story of “Raven” and the trials and tribulations of bringing it to fruition. All songs have been remastered from the original tapes. CD $10 SKU:18989

CIRCUS- 1974 (hard hitting Wisconsin R&R blues)-Label:GEAR FAB Another great undiscovered band from Wisconsin. This hard hitting Rock and Roll and Blues band played with Tayles, Yancy Derringer, SOUP, and Tongue and toured the mid-west from 1969-1976 to crowds of thousands. Their Loggins & Messina/Allman Brothers sound comes out loud and clear on their 1974 self-titled LP. Off the master tapes, this release also features bonus tracks not on the original LP. CD $10 SKU:19615

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

CRAZY PEOPLE - Bedlam(pioneering 60's Psych)-Label:GEAR FAB he innovative and pioneering 60's Psychedelic band from Lumberton, North Carolina. All 10 songs from their classic 1969 LP, 4 earlier recordings from 1966 by the bands' predecessor group The Young Ones, 2 tracks from the post-Cykle band from 1969 -The Rhodes Scholars, plus solo material from Jimmy Sossamon. 17 tracks in all!!!! CD $10 SKU:19616

DAVID - ST (1969 psych pop Airplane style Label:GEAR FAB Canadian band David released this self-titled psychedelic pop album in 1969. It features the dreamy, spacey, Grace Slick/Jefferson Airplane style female vocals of Deborah Kelly, who sings of the ideals of the youth of the time & features some fine fuzz CD $10 SKU:5846

DIAMONDHEAD- ST (1971 Denver West Coast Pop Art Experimental member) - Label:GEAR FAB An entire album's worth of unreleased material from 1971 from this Denver-based band. Featuring Bob Yeazel, former member of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Superband, and Beast CD $10 SKU:19636

ECHOE BAND - The Complete Recordings (One of South Florida's hottest garage and Psych bands of the 60's)- Label:GEAR FAB One of South Florida's hottest garage and Psych bands of the 60's! Featured on Florida Volume 1, their fuzzed-out song "Shades" appears here again in two other alternate versions. Featuring two previously unreleased tracks, all their Argee, Art, Rebound, Universal, and Dukoff 45s and acetates, plus 5 cover tunes they played on the popular Miami Teen Venue "The Rick Shaw Show" in '68. 23 Tracks in all!!
CD $10 SKU:19638

FEVER TREE - San Francisco Girls (TEXAS 1968)-Label:GEAR FAB The great Houston, Texas band that had a slew of 45's, EP's and LP"s out between 1967-1970. Collection contains all the original 10 tracks from their first self-titled 1968 LP on UNI + 5 previously unre. tracks. From the original mastertapes.17 tracks CD $10 SKU:18658

FREEBORNE- Peak Impressions (1966 psych folk collectable)-Label:ARF ARF One of the best and most collectable records in psych rock. Formed in 1966 as an offshoot of two Boston-area garage bands (The Missing Links and the Indigos), the Freeborne have remained something of an enigma; avoiding both the limelight and the eventual stigma associated with the “Bosstown” fad. Their eclectic musical vision, which incorporated complex musical textures, sophisticated composition, creative studio effects, elements of jazz, rock, blues, and free-form sounds, all create a truly ambitious period piece from the turbulent day-glow Sixties. During their prolific two-year lifespan, the Freeborne performed constantly throughout the New England region and in August of 1967 opened for the Velvet Underground at the Boston Tea Party. They made the connection with local music impresario Barry Richards who secured a record deal with the New York-based Monitor label as their sole rock act. The band was booked at CBS Studio in NYC which resulted in a remarkably well-produced, ten-song audio document of their full-blown imaginative compositions—an impressive and ambitious feat for a quintet comprised of high school seniors. While numerous unauthorized reissues of Peak Impressions have appeared over the years, this substantial upgrade is taken directly from the original master-tapes and includes six bonus and enlightening alternate mono mixes. This quality 78-minute CD edition comes packaged in an informative 24-page booklet chock full of pictures, memorabilia, and liner notes by noted archivist Gary Burns culled from insightful interviews with all five members of the ensemble. “…full of the acid imagery which typified the Bosstown sound in 1968.” —Max Waller/Fuzz Acid & Flowers. CD $10 SKU:19628

GANDALF THE GREY - The Grey Wizzard Am I ( classic folk psych 70s ) - Label:GEAR FAB 2003 release, restocked. "The classic 1972 LP from 'The Wizard' himself, Chris Wilson. The 1972 LP is considered a combination of folk and psychedelic music, and is really the culmination of many other studio efforts by Chris between 1966-1973. The bonus tracks are taken off four earlier studio efforts by The Wizard, all of which will be reissued by Gear Fab in the coming years." CD $10 SKU:10780

HAYMARKET SQUARE- Magic Lantern (60s Acid Psych ) - Label:GEAR FAB An Official CD reissue of this brilliant US '60s acid psych album. US '60s acid psych album.Magnificent and powerful classic by this Chicago area band. Catchy drumming, screaming fuzz guitar, and the beautiful and powerful voice of Gloria Lambert make this one of the most sought after releases of the late 60's. And finally the whole story told by the band members themselves!! CD $10 SKU:2727

HUMAN ZOO- st (70s garage psych) Label:CICADELIC RECORDS 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 $8 SKU:11893

LINDGREN, ERIK - Sound on Sound (Brian Wilson style-Label:ARF ARF Long before making his mark on the independent music scene as a member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (among other projects), Erik Lindgren was writing and recording his own music as a teenage one-man band. “Sound on Sound” presents 79 minutes-worth of material he recorded in 1973 and 1974, on which he played almost all of the instruments. Lindgren was obviously heavily influenced by Brian Wilson's output in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and much of this has the sort of wistful, fragile, almost bewildered feeling of the work Wilson did in the years immediately following 1967. Other obvious reference points—they're mentioned in the liner notes—are the early Pete Townshend solo recordings, Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, and Michael Brown of the Left Banke. Lindgren didn't have the melodic brilliance of those composers… and these aren't exactly polished recordings, some of the rhythms betraying their origins as one-man overdubs. Still the collection has a basic lyricism that makes it engaging in its naivete. The CD comes with an extensive 12 page booklet crammed full of photos, notes by Lindgren, and a forward by his collaborator/Boston rock historian Eric Van. Lindgren has amassed a boat-load of eclectic musical credentials including his mid ’70s mod psych power pop band TNT, pre-Mission of Burma band Moving Parts, and his progressive ensemble Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic. As Lindgren says: “This contains seriously juvenile demo original material that I recorded in '73 - 74. I recently read a review which compared it favorably to Patron Saints, and it's musically all over the map. It's pretty amateur but musically fairly ambitious. CD $10 SKU:19627

MASAHIKO SATOH & SOUNDBREAKERS -Amalgamation (JAPANESE 70S PSYCH)Label:DRONE SYNDICATE (SWEDEN) Number seven on the Japrocksampler Top 50, available again for the first time in over a decade! "This preposterous piece of psychedelic avant-jazz sounds like the work of aliens, each with only one foot in our universe. Propelled by cacophonous brassy blasts, volleys of machine-gunning, ecstatically 'Light Fantastic' rhythms and moments of Teo Macero-style 'Mixing Concrète' (during which the whole track becomes consumed by waves of new sound); the result is the most singular mash-up of inappropriate sounds any listener is ever likely to hear. Over two side-long tracks, shaman Masahiko Satoh sends us through a sonic mind-field, baffling our senses and our sense of gravity. Located at the centre of Amalgamation's giddy sessions was the frantic Detroit drumming of hard-bop legend Louis Hayes, whose role it was to play the bubbling ever unfolding fundament on which Masahiko Satoh's whole trip proceeded, as though the rhythm section were a magic carpet magically pulled out from under the feet of the other performers. Over this rhythmic shaking, Satoh scattered Hammond organ around and ring-modulated* his Fender Rhodes piano solos (*Roland built three especially for the record), added lead guitar from 'super session' legend Kimio Mizutani, trumpets and sax from Mototeru Takagi, scat singing from Kayoko Itoh, and strings from the Wehnne Strings Consort." (Japrocksampler) CD $10 SKU:19032

MERKIN - Music From Merkin Manor (rare 72 Utah psych)-Label:GEAR FAB The rare and much sought-after 1972 LP from this group of Utah musicians. All 10 songs from the LP plus 2 rare and unreleased tracks from BYU in 1969 and solo material from Rocky Baum- 13 tracks in all!! CD $10 SKU:18720

MICHAEL ANGELO - DBL CD w S/T" (Guinn Sessions) + "Sorcerer's Dream" + "Nuts" -Label:LION Stunning work from Michael Angelo – a little-known singer/songwriter from the Kansas City scene of the late 70s – one with a style that's totally great, but way too off the era's chronological expectations to get much notice at the time! Michael's music has a real late 60s vibe – some of the trippier folk modes of someone like Donovan, but mixed with the more complete songwriting of an artist like Nilsson or some of the hipper LA writers of the late 60s – all recorded in this laidback, understated way – especially for the 70s – with acoustic guitar most strongly in the mix, and a few other light rhythm touches and keyboards. The production's sharper than folk, but not much more so – and the music here is a great reminder that while we can look at the rock and roll timeline, and think that the punk explosion of the mid 70s was changing everything at once – out in the hinterlands there were still folks like Angelo who were dedicated to refining an older craft. The CD features a huge amount of material – the full original self-titled album, more tracks from those sessions, and a full second album recorded around the same time. 32 tracks on 2CDs, with lots of notes too – and titles that include "Field Of Lonely Eyes", "Future", "Journey To Find Who We Are", "Russian Lament", "Nubian Queen", "This Is The Night", "Love Is Too High", "Spirits Of Mercury", and "SOS Titanic CD $15 SKU:16805

MOCK DUCK - TEST Record (60s fuzzed out rarity)Label:GEAR FAB Well, we don't know what else to call this project because there were only 14 acetates made of their live recordings at The Village Bistro in Vancover, B.C. in October 1968. Butnever fear, for we have unearthed the master Tapes form those sessions plus a lot more unreleased live and Studio recordings from this same period, including the 12 minute long studio session of June, 1968. Rising from the ashes of such famous Vancouver bands as The United Empire Loyalists, Cement City Cowboys and Six Cylinder, this band played a style of music that crossed between a fuzzed out John Coltrane sound to one of hard driving rock with Farfisa organ and blazing guitars and hard-edged vocals. Includes all their 45s releases plus other unreleased studio tracks. Don't pay $2,000 for an original copy of the acetate….just buy this release!!! CD $10 SKU:19301

OLIVERS - Beeker St The Complete Recordings 1964-71 plus 8 bonus tracks -Label:BREAK Includes the whole Lost Dove Sessions LP + their RCA single + six other tracks CD $12 SKU:14793

SOFT MACHINE- Turns On Vol 1 &2 (1967) DOUBLE CDLabel:VOICEPRINT (England) Double disc combines both individual "Turns On" volumes, in new packaging. Volume 1 is a vital collection of archival live Soft Machine recordings from 1967, and (unlike “Turns On Vol. 2”) includes some studio recordings. Robert Wyatt's drumming is nearly miraculous, and Mike Ratledge's organ is at its daring and explorative best. Fans will appreciate some of these recordings, especially the first 'Clarence in Wonderland'; the 13-minute 'Hope for Happiness'; and Wyatt's 'Lullaby Letter.' Recording information: European Studio (1967); Middle Earth And Speakeasy Clubs, London, England (1967); UK Studio (1967). As for Vol. 2, this is not meant as an introduction to the band for novices, but lovers of the Soft Machine will be blown away by the alternate versions on the disc; they are even more daring than the official releases. The tracks on this disc are drawn from three live performances: tracks 1-5 are from Amerstdam, 10 December 1967; track 6 is from the Middle Earth Club in London, 10 November 1967; tracks 7-14 are from Col Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa, 11 August 1968. CD $12 SKU:19506

SYNDICATE, THE- The Egyptian Thing : L.A. Garage 1965( in-depth insert written by Ugly Things' Mike Stax with a cache of photos) Label: BREAK-A-WAY The story of the Syndicate runs along similar lines to countless other rock’n’roll bands in the mid-sixties. They got together to have fun, made some noise on the local teen scene, recorded a couple of singles, made a vain grasp for the brass ring, then vanished into thin air—all within the space of two magical years: 1965 and 1966. What makes the Syndicate special, though, is those two hard-to-find singles. “My Baby’s Barefoot” and “The Egyptian Thing”, both released in 1965 are two of the most savage, hot-wired blasts of Punk R&B mayhem ever etched into wax, while the flipside of “The Egyptian Thing,” “She Haunts You” showed the group were equally adept at moody, minor-key material. The “Egyptian Thing” album presents the band’s four A's & B's alongside four unreleased, same-calibre tracks from the same period, and an earlier 45 by the Ris-Kays featuring Syndicate front man Bill Rash. An in-depth insert written by Ugly Things' Mike Stax with a cache of photos compiles the legacy of a band, whose 45s are among the top wanted items in their genre, making this release the ultimate Syndicate collection and an unforgettable garage punk adventure.CD $12 SKU:15963

COOL AID BENEFIT ALBUM- 1969 jam w 3 discs(2xCD + DVD)Label:REGENERATOR Originally released on LP in 1970, this amazing album captures both the innocence and the time period of Vancouver's Local music scene in the late 60's. Some of the city's top bands of the day appear on this album including Mock Duck, Papa Bear's Medicine Show, Hydro Electric Streetcar, Route 9, Blacksnake Blues Band and Spring. The original LP has always been a collector's item and the re-issue has been in the works for a while now. Back in 1969, there was a house in Vancouver that existed solely as a home for Hippies and homeless youth, known to locals simple as "the Cool Aid House." It operated mainly from donations and funding from the government; when that funding stopped, the house was in danger of closing. Top area of bands united (in 1970) and offered their songs for a benefit album—and since the local music scene produced some of the best bands in Canada, the album has long been a much sought-after collector's item. What no one knew was that the original LP was intended as a double-album set: contractual problems forced the Cool Aid House founder, John Walsch, to remove tracks by the great Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck—tracks that are now restored to this package, along with the remainder of what would have been the original second LP. So, the end result is this three-disc package, jam packed with tracks by the city's top bands of the day, including Mock Duck, Papa Bear's Medicine Show, Hydro Electric Streetcar, Route 9, Blacksnake Blues Band and Spring, as first released; it also has unreleased tracks by Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck, Spring, Greydon Moore and Leo Jung, a band called Nancy, Blacksnake Blues Band, Route Nine (listed on the tape box as 'Root' 9), Hydro Electric Streetcar and Mock Duck. Both CDs are taken from the original multi-track studio tapes, and sound incredible. The third disc is a DVD which has footage from the archives of CBC Television: see Cool Aid proprietor Elmore Smalley in historical newsreel footage along with Hippies and other residents of the Cool Aid House; the DVD also features original film footage of Mock Duck, Papa Bears Medicine Show, Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck, and Spring performing on CBC's Let's Go show in 1968-1969, freshly transferred for this project, with remastered audio. COMP CD $16 SKU:19065

MORE PSYCHEDELIC GUITAR & PSYCHEDELIC VISIONS (2 ON 1CD) Rare 60’s - Label:GEAR FAB Psychedelic Guitars & Psychedelic Visions- Extremely rare 1960s Exploito albums recorded by unknown studio musicians. Very much in the vein and style of Tswift & Bokaj Retsiem, these albums show the mainstream Music Industrys attempt at cashing in on the then new Psychedelic Sounds coming from the East & West coasts. Turn on the Lava Lamps!! COMP CD $10 SKU:11170

PSYCHEDELIC ROCK MEXICAN- VA ( Stunning heavy psychedelic rock from 1971 ) Paper mini slv replica - Label:VAM RECORDS Stunning heavy psychedelic rock from 1971 by three virtually unknown Mexican groups! Four tracks from the amazing hard-driving and funky EP by Los Papos (released by Orfeon in 1971); four previously unreleased tracks by Los Free Minds, and the only two extant songs by Polvo, an amazing heavy psychedelic rock group from Nuevo Laredo. Los Free Minds was a Mexican Psychedelic Rock trio, formed in 1970 by Jorge Aguilera (guitar, vocals), Jesús Perez [El Jali] and drummer Ernesto Ontiveros. Although invited, the band could not take part in the legendary rock event the Festival de Avándaro held in September 1971; after that, rock music was banned for many years in Mexico, which killed the careers of many bands. In the same year, shortly before their disbandment, Los Free Minds recorded an LP for Orfeón, but only four tracks from it were released as an EP, leaving tracks in the can which debut here. This limited edition LP comes with an inser COMP CD $8 SKU:15124

BITTER SEEDS/THE ROCK SHOP, THE- State of Your Mind ( pioneering '60s San Francisco garage psych band , our-page insert with liner notes, photos, and memorabilia ) -Label:OUT-SIDER (SPAIN) 'The Bitter Seeds were one of the pioneering bands from the early Monterey music scene. Lead by flashy guitar player Leonard “Pooch” Paschini, they were active from 1966 to 1970, gigging regularly at such legendary venues as Bull’s Eye Tavern, Longshoreman’s Hall, Matrix, Fillmore, etc, sharing stage with famous bands like Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly or Steppenwolf. In 1967, The Bitter Seeds recorded their only 45, issued under The Rock Shop name, as they wanted to avoid confusion with The Seeds. 'State of your mind' b/w 'Is that your halo' was released on the Rowena label; it’s a brutal garage-psych double sider. The following year the group recorded four studio tracks which have remained unreleased until now. These are perfect examples of the transition from R&B-garage to early psychedelic sounds which many San Francisco ballroom bands experienced at the time. An exciting find for any lover of lost West Coast psychedelic sounds. For this Bitter Seeds / Rock Shop retrospective, we’ve also unearthed some wild live recordings from 1966 with good sound quality. And amazing document which had been buried until now. Four page insert with liner notes and lot of photos / memorabilia. Remastered sound. “…“Is That Your Halo” is an intensely menacing punker that rumbles into Yardbirds' rave-up territory at the bridge where incendiary leads battle with rasping harmonica; “State Of Your Mind” is an almost equally powerful acid-punker - truly a double-whammy of a 45…” —Fuzz, Acid & Flowers. LP $19 SKU:16537

FRONT PAGE REVIEW- Mystic Soldiers 180 gram fuzzed-out 1968 psychedelic gem, insert with liner notes -Label:GUERRSEN Here's the definitive vinyl edition of this lost album from the late '60s Bosstown scene. Front Page Review rubbed shoulders with bands like Eden's Children, Beacon Street Union and Strawberry Alarm Clock. With legendary producer Alan Lorber behind the controls, they recorded a whole album for MGM which wasn't released at the time. 'Mystic Soldiers' is a prime example of late '60s US psychedelic rock, featuring a young Steve Cataldo (Saint Steven, Nervous Eaters) on vocals and as the main songwriter. All the right ingredients are featured here, like wah-fuzz guitars, organ, phasing and other psychedelic effects. The sound is taken from the master tapes and you get two bonus tracks, a new cover design featuring an unseen band photo, and an insert with detailed liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost/Ugly Things), telling the band's story for the first time. LP $19 SKU:16061

KING BISCUIT ENTERTAINERS- Northwest Unreleased Masters, 1967-1970lgarage mod psych legends - Label:OUT-SIDER (SPAIN) - A retrospective on Pacific Northwest band King Biscuit Entertainers, featuring Ray Kennedy and Roger Huycke from legendary garage band The Wilde Knights (of "Beaver Patrol"/"Just Like Me" fame).- Ranges from British-influenced mod-psych to early hard rock with stunning guitar and vocals.- A selection from their previously unreleased tape archive plus rare 45 sides, 1967-1970, including the fantastic garage-jangle 45 they recorded under the Genesis name.- Remastered sound; includes liner notes. LP $19 SKU:16755

ONES, THE - Vol 1 180 gram (ultra rare 60S Boston GARAGE)Label:GEAR FAB This great Connecticut band rocked the Boston area in the mid to late '60s. Their landmark and ultra-rare album that even made the original artists stand up and take notice to their fine renditions of the days popular hits! Pressed on 180-gram vinyl. LP $17 SKU:15676

ROBBIE AND THE WEREWOLFLabel:GEAR FAB OK, so here we have one of the weirdest and most bizarre albums ever recorded. Pretty much unsurpassed in its level of incredible strangeness, this ultra-rare album from the early sixties (1964) California coffee- house circuit is like no other. Robbie is a folksinger of the frantic variety with a fetish for monsters. This inspired some of the most bizarre songs ever committed to vinyl. It was at The Wale Back in LA one heady night in 1964, that Robbie's solo act was captured for posterity by engineer Reice Hamel, now renowned as a pioneer of live recording techniques. The patrons lapped up Robbie's act although some of the more faint-hearted may have experienced a frisson of terror as he prowled amongst them, sweat dripping from his beard, laughing maniacally, during his atmospheric 'Dracula' number. With his long red hair and matching beard, Robbie was a striking performer with a manic stage presence, acting out his songs as much as singing them. His set consisted of his original songs and uniquely reworked versions of folk standards, played on a beat-up twelve-string guitar. Robbie would later join The Brain Train in 1967 and his wife Barbara “Sandi” Robison would become the lead vocalist for The Peanut Butter Conspiracy (PBC) . Featuring liner notes from Alan Brackett of The PBC and UK collector extraordinaire Gray Newell. LP $12 SKU:19449

SHOTGUN -Dallasian Rock(Tight, urban blues rock Previously unrel vintage studio tracks from the 1970's) - Label:SHROOMANGEL (USA) A blend of hard hitting riff rock á la early Led Zeppelin and James Gang, with a guitar attack reminiscent of bands like Leafhound or Edgar Broughton Band. Tight, muscular, lean and mean urban blues rock riffage and soaring, soulful vocals, punchy bass and solid drumming make for a memorable set of songs that you won't soon forget. Shotgun had a successful career in and around Dallas, TX between 1974 and 1977, playing the club circuit and recording at the cities best studios. Sadly, nothing ever came of the recording sessions and Shotgun eventually morphed into VIZION, which released an album in 1980 that featured the vocals of Jan Houston. Finally after more than 38 years, Shotgun's long lost studio sessions are presented for the first time ever on LP as they were meant to be heard. The CD versions includes eleven additional bonus tracks.The most amazing thing about these tracks is how they remained on the shelf all these years! •Tight, muscular, lean and mean urban blues rock riffage. •Previously unreleased vintage studio tracks from the 1970's LP $19 SKU:19500

STONE GARDEN-ST LAST ONE!(Featuring new artwork and insert with photos and liner notes. ) -Label:OUTSIDER RECORD Stone Garden were a heavy psychedelic band from the Midwest, famous releasing in 1969 one of the best heavy-psych 45s ever, 'Oceans Inside Me', for the same label as the legendary Fraction (Angelus). Between 1969 and 1971 they also recorded a bunch of tracks which never saw the light of day until the mid-90s, when the great Rockadelic label issued them in a limited edition vinyl album. Out of print for many years, we present a new edition of the Stone Garden album f Furious, ultra-primitive hard-psychedelic rock in Sabbath and Blue Cheer vein, highly recommended to anyone into obscure 70s doom and hard-rock sounds. LP$20 SKU:15607

UNFOLDING - Freak Out Party SLIGHT CORNER CRUNCH (Classic 1967Label:GEAR FAB Recorded during the height of the Flower Power Movement, classic 1967 free form LP that features lots of sitars, chimes, harpsichord and other far out sounds. Even includes notes on how to spice up your parties using TV's, kaleidoscopes, and other "natural things" LP $14 SKU:19483