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We’ve got yet another big shipment of international insanityfor you this weekend. If it’s a Korean Janis Joplin you want, we got it. 60s Greek folk psych? Done! 70s South African prog? No problem! Bolivian psych? Yes indeed! And for more classic tastes, we have some Iowa psych, some 60s British Invasion style, and lots more.

Lots of restocks on items previously thought sold out, too. Our source dug a little deeper and came up with a few more copies for us. But they are quite limited so don’t wait!

Happy weekend!
Suzy Shaw

LABEL NEWS AND BUZZ

PAUL COLLINSraking in the raves!SPILL MAGAZINE SAYS: Collins has crafted a near perfect album. It is full of incredible melodies, perfect arrangements and great short snippets of life.– Aaron Badgley Read the full review here!

HANDSOME JACKGETS MAD RESPECT FROM Chattanooga Pulse: A phenomenal power trio with serious classic bona fides. The album is Everything’s Gonna Be Alright and it is the perfect representation of what this extraordinarily talented band of musicians is capable of. – Marc Michael Read the full review here!

NEW ARRIVALS

ASHBURY -Endless Skies (70s style hard rock private press rarity!) -Label:ROCKADROME/VINTAGE (USA): Reissue of classic early hard rock private press record from Arizona! A real gem for fans of classic rock and even 70s metal heads into such obscurities as Legend (From the Fjords) or southern rockers into groups like The Outlaws. Hypnotic vocal hooks and a mystical atmosphere mixing acoustic and electric guitars lures you right into this group's unique hard rock sound. It's amazing how such talent can slip right under the radar.” “Hard rock ripper with progressive edge; been compared to Black Sabbath and Bill Nelson” - The Acid Archives CD $16 SKU:20391

CONTENTS ARE- Four Each Other(Iowa legends of psych gem 1969)-Label:ALONA’S DREAM Classic midwestern American psychedelic rock from Iowa legends The Contents Are. Recorded in 1969 at Golden Voice Recording Co. and unreleased until 2017. A lost late-60 s psych gem produced by studio legend Jerry Milam. Includes color insert featuring detailed liner notes and unseen band pictures.
"Had this album been released in 1969/70, it would be worth thousands of dollars today. Without the persistence of Chris Gilbert and Alona’s Dream Records this may have never seen the light of day. The mastering is impeccable and musically it sounds exactly like what it is - the real thing. It is a must-have for any serious psych/garage collection.” —Craig Moore, GONN/Younger Than Yesterday LP $21 SKU:20364

DESTINATION FRANTIC- VA Vol 3 (60s Garage )Label:ZONE 66 The koolness kontinues with the latest installment of several peoples fave U.S. 60s GARAGE PUNK CD series! Another generous serving of 30 killer rarities -- most never on CD, never comped before or not for decades! DESTINATION FRANTIC #3 is yet another winning collection of fuzz mayhem and brooding garage angst! Featuring a.o obscure tracks by: Expressions, Wanderers, Wild Things, What's New, Lavender Hour, Fabulous Morticians, Best, Canadian Rogues and many more 30 tracks in total. COMP CD $12 SKU:8972

ETERNIDAD -Apertura(obscure 1977 one shot wonder from Argentina)Label:MARDEL X Totally obscure one shot wonder from Argentina named Eternidad with their one and only album released in octobre 1977 named Apertura after that disbanded a year later gone into oblivion. Eternidad offer a kind of prog folk with some fusion elements and some symphonic traces here and there, only sporadicaly but exists, but the main part is a folk band very much similar in places with Los Jaivas or Horizonte.CD $15 SKU:20416

IMPI- ST (Rare sole 1971 album by African influenced prog rock band)Label:FRESH Not much information out there about this rare one-off 1971 album (released by CBS back in the day); African influenced progressive rock, by some or all of the members of the South African band the Bats. There are the occasional flashes of pastoral flute/pennywhistle tinged folk mixed with psych guitar, jazz rock brass, soulful vocals and thundering percussion. Comparisons with Vertigo bands Jade Warrior, early Gravy Train and Assegai and bands like Chicago and Greatest Show on Earth. As for the Bats: It all started in 1964 when Eddie Eckstein, Paul Ditchfield, Pete Clifford and the late Barry Jarman, burst onto the local scene and became, to many ardent followers, South Africa's answer to the Beatles. They toured for more than a year (1966) in the UK, sharing the stage with the Kinks, the Troggs, the Zombies, etc. They had a string of successful singles and LPs on CBS, before going through the temporary identity crisis that resulted in the Impi album CD $16 SKU:20404

KIM JUNG MI - ST (S KOREAN 1974 w Janis Joplin cover) Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA This 1974 album shows a different side of the delectable Korean singer’s personality, as she is called upon to front slinky mid-tempo rockers instead of the folk-inflected tracks of both the “Now” and “Wind” records; this makes for some interesting music, including a break-beat laden cover version (we think) of Janis Joplin’s “Move Over”; CD $10 SKU:20396

LEE JANG HEE - Meet Me In a Room (S KOREAN trippy psych folk) Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA This terrific album from 1972, by one of Korea’s most famous folk-singers of the early 1970’s (first issued by Sung Eum), features (according to World Psychedelia) "best production and trip vocal,” which we take to mean “trippy” vocals; echo-reverb is omni-present, giving a dark vibe to the grooving music—don’t know who’s playing guitar, but they serve up plenty of tasty licks in a Cliff Gallup vein (he of gene Vincent & Blue Caps fame); some of the ballads have a decidedly “Twin Peaks” sound—retro early 1960’s with a heavy dose of weird—with the fourth track being as great a psych dirge as you can find, down to the fuzzed out ending; no idea what the songs are about, but Lee Jang Hee is one tortured guy; track nine is a spiritual cousin to Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’ from “Transformer”—melancholic verses leading to a great sweeping melody of joy in the choruses; from the liner notes, “While Japanese and American-style pop dominated the music scene after the Korean War, some young musicians playing acoustic guitars, started singing songs about love, nature and freedom. Then two singers, Song Chang-shik and Yoon Hyong-joo, released a historic duet album featuring acoustic guitars, for the first time in Korea. And a hippie named Han Dae-soo, Korea's first singer/songwriter, returned from the United States and held a concert singing a new type of song in 1969. Folk music in Korea was born in that year. The music touched the hearts of young fans and swept the university campuses and concert halls. Along with draft beer and blue jeans, the acoustic guitar became an obsession for youngsters. In the dark age of military rule, students sang folk songs yearning for freedom and democracy.” Lee Jang Hee also appeared on a couple of soundtrack albums “Home of Stars” (1974) and “March of Fools” (1975), which apparently are famous albums in Korea. CD $8 SKU:20395

LOST SOULS- ST (mid 60s unknown U.S. Brit Invasion/ psych)Label:LION

  • Whopping 32-page booklet has the full story of the band and info on the recordings by Carlton
    •Includes a multitude of unseen photos from his personal archive
    •Carefully remastered from the original tapes (+ the occasional post-Lost Souls 45 single)
    •”One of the great lost groups of the 60's.” —Option Magazine
    The Lost Souls never released any records, yet the meager recorded evidence that survives indicates that they were one of the finest unknown American groups of the mid-'60s, able to write both catchy British Invasion-type rockers and, in their latter days, experimental psychedelic pieces with unusual tempo changes and song structures. The band were also unusual in their occasional embellishment of the typical period guitar-bass-drums lineup with flute, sax, and mandolin. Although popular in their Cleveland hometown, they broke up in 1968 to attend college. Rhythm guitarist Denny Carleton, who wrote and sang some of their best material, went on to briefly join The Choir, their chief (and more successful) rivals." —Richie UnterbergerThe music scene in Cleveland in the mid to late 1960’s was ripe with talent: the James Gang with Joe Walsh and Glenn Schwartz, The Choir, Eric Carmen (pre-Raspberries), Glass Harp with Phil Keaggy, the Damnation of Adam Blessing… and the Lost Souls. Of all those bands, only the Lost Souls never released a record. Then again, they were in high school, trying to navigate dress codes and bullies—and playing in front of a couple thousand fans when not suspended. Sure, they lost a battle of the bands at Teen Fair 1968, but it was to the James Gang with Joe Walsh. And somehow it is the Lost Souls who emerge from that time and place with the greatest mystique and some of the most adventurous music, music which few have heard. Lost Souls main songwriter Denny Carleton released a cassette of the band’s original recordings in 1984. It received airplay on hundreds of college and public radio stations in the USA (and around the world), and garnered glowing reviews… and that was it, until now.Not only is this the first time the music of the Lost Souls has been available since that cassette, our Lion Productions edition is the first release for many additional Lost Souls cuts, including alternate versions of key tracks like the insightful ‘Things That Are Important’ and ‘I’m Falling’ (the closest to a hit the band ever had), all taken from the original tapes and carefully mastered. Seven bonus tracks highlight the work of Lost Soul's main songwriter Denny Carleton (one-time member of The Choir, and more surprisingly, punk legends the Pagans); selections by The Choir, Moses, Milk and Carleton, many in all possible low-fi glory, recorded on various 4-Track devices, ranging from power-pop to grimy garage.CD $14 SKU:20365
  • NOSTRADAMOS- ST (1972 Greek folk/rock band) Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA Only record from short-lived Greek folk/rock band Nostradamos, originally released on Zodiac in 1972. As the booklet text says, “they made one record, being a quiet record, where the beautiful woman’s voice of Despina Glezou makes a transparent impression, in songs which integrate Greek song styles into the elements of American rock and pop music. There are delicate parts, there are groovy parts—but throughout the album there is a wonderful and a standardized impression. The melodies overflow. The wind that blows is an agreeable one. Other than guitar, bass and drums, there is violin and Hammond, the flute and something that sounds like French horn. It seems like pathos, it seems like folk rock, it seems that what we can all like is in all the band’s pop songs. Whatever you like, maybe you don’t stop wanting to hear this strange record. You can hear it now with sufficiently good sound, with the delicate nuance in evidence. It is transmitted.” All perfectly true! Despina Glezou was a former member of the band Poll who had also worked with George Romanos, Socrates (on the rare "Live At Kyttaro" LP), Dionysis Savvopoulos, and Bourboulia; she makes her claim as most important woman in Greek rock history with her work on this record. Brief band history and discography included in a minimal booklet. CD $10 SKU:20398

    POPI ASTERIADI with LAKIS PAPPAS - Another Sunday Gone-Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA “This is—we feel—quite simply some of the most beautiful music in a folk vein ever recorded; lovely, full of feeling, yet with the yearning and melancholy that usually only old, tired performers like Leonard Cohen can project into their singing... only in this case, it’s a little Greek girl who looks like Jean Seberg and a young Greek boy with guitar who are making this early Sunday morning music! If you like the Bulent album this same label released last year, or Nick Drake, or anything in that general vein, than this will, we think, appeal to you. Evidently, this is a key album in the Greek neo kyma (“new wave”) movement of the late 1960’s, which saw young songwriters take musical themes from the bouzouki music of the hashish bars, and translate them into painful, fragile, innocent poetic musings on everyday life—songs of intense longing, characterized by austere arrangements. In addition to the album, there are seven bonus tracks which appear to be some of Asteriadi’s singles, as well as a track written by famous composer Manos Hadjidakis for a film called Aliki, My Love. Liner notes are all too brief, but they include memories of her early career by Asteriadi, as well as a couple of paragraphs on the neo kyma movement. CD $10 SKU:20400

    SA Rock Gold-VA-(Cream of South Africa’s rock 70s-90s 59 track TRIPLE CD! Label:FRESH For the first time ever…a fifty-nine track, 3xCD set of the cream of South African rock, from the early '70s through to the '90s….Killer tunes from the likes of McCully Workshop, Hawk, Circus, Freedoms Children, Suck, Otis Waygood, Wild Youth, Julian Laxton Band and many more. COMP CD $24 SKU:20410

    THIRD EYE- Complete (1969 psych prog) DOUBLE CD Label:FRESH ‘Long acknowledged by psych-prog fans worldwide as one of the most important South African groups of that genre, Durban’s The Third Eye recorded three landmark albums between 1969 and 1970. Gathered together for the first time on a double disc set are the three albums plus six newly discovered, unreleased studio tracks and rare singles. Packed with photos from the band’s archive and insightful, updated liner notes this release is the complete Third Eye collection.” The Third Eye started playing in 1968, based in Durban -- a coastal city several hundred miles away from the recording and musical hub of Johannesburg. Awakening... came out in 1969 when Dawn Selby was only 14 years old. Just imagine her age when you listen to the blistering organ and piano tracks. Followed by two more albums Searching (1969) and Brother (1970), The Third Eye produced a veritable volcano of work in a short period of time, even challenging fellow peers Freedoms Children for the title of heaviest band in South Africa. Their debut, “Awakening...” is the most complex of all three of their albums, with great brass arrangements, piano, Hammond organ, fuzz-guitar and soul-infused vocals. Musically headed in the direction of bands such as Electric Flag, The Nice, and Al Cooper; pure electric underground of the best sort. On the second album, “Searching,” the music is heavier, the lyrics full of political statements—altogether more psychedelic, and a bigger step down into the musical underground. The 14-minute track ‘Awakening’ is amazing, with great organ and extra heavy fuzz-guitar. The music on “Brother” (1970) is closer to that of their debut (without the brass arrangements), with more organ-based compositions, beautiful vocals, and guitars. Comparable to bands from the U.S. and UK undergrounds, such as Electric Flag and Keef Hartley Band. As we’ve already indicated, this set has all three albums in their entirety, plus six bonus tracks that have never been released before nowCD $22 SKU:20407

    TIDAL WAVE-Spider Spider-Best Of The Tidal Wave(S American psych pop 1969) Label:FRESH The Tidal Wave were one of South Africa's foremost exponents of psych influenced pop music in the late 60's and early 70's with hits like ‘Spider Spider’ (1969) and ‘Mango Mango’ (1970) and ‘With Tears in My Eyes.’ Although they existed for a relatively short time, the band is regarded by many as the bridge between pop and the then developing 'underground' South African rock scene. This compilation gathers together for the first time all the hit singles, B-sides and rarities. Yes, they did play pop and had a few hits, which were featured on the top radio stations at the time, Springbok Radio and LM Radio. However Tidal Wave also played very interesting psychedelic pop rock enhanced by the fuzz guitar sounds of Mike Pilot. There is a wide variety of music styles covered on this Tidal Wave retrospective. Lovers of end-of-the-sixties psychedelic pop and rock will discover many hidden gems, including the progressive rock sounds of ‘Get It Out Of Your System’ which would not have been out of place on an Abstract Truth album. This disc also includes the funky soul sounds of ‘Town Girl’, featuring Peter Vee’s lead vocal, which was previously unreleased. Tidal Wave is fondly remembered by many and now all their music—the hits, misses and rarities can be found in one place. CD $16 SKU:20408

    WARA - El Inca (strange Bolivian hard psych 1972)-Label:REVISTA ”:Very strange hard psychedelic album from Bolivia (1972) with prominent farfisa organ, and acid guitars trying to find common ground with Andean native musical structures; quite strange and interesting, and often called the best testimony (perhaps the only) to the history of Bolivian rock. The addition of cellos, violins, and oboe to some of the arrangements makes them sound ever more complex and odd than otherwise might have been the case with a simple bass-guitar-drums-organ construct. CD $15 SKU:20417

    SLOWLY FROM THE SOUTH - VA DBL CD (proggy gems and post psychelic rock from South Africa 70s and 80s) DBL CD Label:FRESH A two disc set of proggy gems and post psychelic rock from South Africa -- largely selected from 70s & early 80s numbers, with a few from more recent years -- sprawling tracks from Freedom's Children, Abstract Truth, Neill Solimon, Duncan Mackay's Chimera, Jackhammer and many more. Lots of heavy rhythms, spacey keys, jamming guitars and passionate vocals -- some more rocking, others with a jazzy groove. 24 tracks on 2CDs COMP CD $18 SKU:10630

    FLAMES- Burning Soul & Soulfire (Rare 60s psychedelic soul) Label:FRESH The most famous South African group of all time, The Flames recorded these psychedelic soul rock albums in 1967 and 1968 and are officially released for the first time on one CD. Highly prized by 'beat' and early psych collectors worldwide. CD $15 SKU:13411

    SUN DIAL-MADE IN THE MACHINE(psych)Label:SULATRON Made In The Machine' is a follow up of sorts of 'Mind Control' as it explores the same themes. This 2016 release by the the UK's neo-psych veterans delves even deeper into the surrealistic worlds of sci-fi and space rock, including hints of early kraut and dark psych music. However, it still retains the classic elements of the well known Sun Dial sound which is mainly due to Gary Ramon's guitar work and the band's psychedelic trademark. The vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies. CD $12 SKU:18226


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    BAKER GURVITZ ARMY -Still Alive- DBL CD PLUS DVD (70s rock)-Label:WET WORLD RECORDS (USA) The Baker Gurvitz Army was formed in late 1974 by drummer Ginger Baker, formerly of Cream, and brothers Adrian (guitar) and Paul Gurvitz (bass), formerly of Gun. The band was filled out by vocalist Snips and keyboard player Peter Lemer. They released three albums between 1974 and 1976, the most successful of which was their self-titled debut, which charted in the U.K. and the U.S. Having dispensed with the history, we can turn our attention to this triple-disc set of recordings. This archival collection, licensed from the band, consists of live material recorded on the Baker Gurvitz Army’s 1975 and 1976 tours. The third disc is a bonus DVD, which features a German TV performance from the same era. Comes in a double CD thick jewel case, with fold open poster. The DVD includes eight tracks (43 minutes) of some great quality footage of the band live-in-the studio, highlighted by Ginger falling off his drum seat; we’re assuming this is an all regions DVD, but as this is sealed with no information on the outside, we can’t verify that. CD $18 SKU:20189

    CONTRALUZ- Americanos (1973 Argentine prog)-Label:FONOCAL There seems to be a tendency in music to label anything that has a flute in it as folk music, and anything that has both flute and keyboards as progressive folk. And of course anything with flute and heavy guitar is automatically branded “Jethro Tull-esque.”That said, in the case of the debut album from Contraluz (1973) there are places where it sounds like folk music, places where it sounds progressive, and places where it sounds like a South American Jethro Tull. Or, as the band said, “We started off as a kind of imitation of Jethro Tull, but throughout the years we evolved towards a symphonic rock influenced by local folk music such as the ‘carnavalito’ (which in fact comes from Bolivia) with a touch of ‘milonga’ or even ‘tango’ every now and then.” CD $17 SKU:20332

    GUN - Reloaded - 1968 Brit legends) PLUS DVD-Label:WET WORLD RECORDS (USA) Solid fourteen track collection of non-LP tracks from this legendary English band (it says so on right on the sticker!), which featured the talents of Adrian and Paul Gurvitz, later of Three Man Army, and so on, and Peter Dunton of the Flies, Please, Neon Pearl, and T2 fame—as well as a logo designed by Roger Dean; this package features BBC recordings made between 1968 and 1970, plus three unreleased studio cuts from an 80's reunion attempt. Good-to-great sound quality throughout, plus eight pages of thorough liner notes with rare pics, thanks to the full cooperation of Paul Gurvitz. DVD contains a German Beat Club performance of the band’s massive hit, ‘Race With The Devil. CD $16 SKU:20190

    HIGH TREASON- 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

    LIMONADA -ST (legendary 1970 Peruvian obscurity)Label:LION Although they sprung ready-made from of the ashes of legendary candombe/beat group El Kinto, one of the best-kept secrets from Uruguay’s musical mythology is nevertheless the group of musicians who recorded one album as Limonada. So what happened? The story starts with the end of El Kinto, when band leader and iconoclastic maniac Eduardo Mateo decided to embark on a solo career (see our forthcoming Lion Productions collection of his early music for more details), and the other members of El Kinto said “let’s do something together”. And so it was that in the middle of 1970, Limonada recorded their one and only album, “LimoNada” (Sondor 33.111). It is a strange record, with backwards tape splices, abrupt song changes, yet at the same time it is absolutely accessible and very groovy, in a Tropicalia sort of way, which might explain why it was an immediate success. In truth, it’s a profound mystery why the Limonada LP—one of the ten best sellers of its time within three weeks of its release—seems to have vanished from the consciousness of even the most devoted fans of obscure music. Until now, of course. This carefully researched reissue contains the entire Limonada LP (its reissue debut), supplemented by an extended live bonus track. The sixteen page booklet includes historical background on the Uruguayan scene, details of the band’s past, plenty of photos, as well as a brief overview of the legendary Sondor label. CD $12 SKU:20091

    LOS SONODORES- La Vida (dreamy 1972 psych)-Label:Discos Mariposa first reissue of this dreamy psychedelic rarity from 1972, beloved of many crate-digging dj’s; it’s said to have been made by Spanish and Chilean musicians in the USA; don't know about that, but it was issued in the USA on Caytronics, and has been much sought after since then (see the "Collector's Dreams" books); there are some great beat ballads, as well as nicely trippy melodic psychedelic dreamscapes on what corresponds more or less to side two of the original LP; the instrumentation includes some nice light guitar, which flits in and out and over the tracks in a way that's unusual, ringing out over the organ that’s there at the bottom of the sound spectrum; there's some nice drumming on the record: not exactly funky, but with a nice little kick that really keeps things interesting! a band that were rightly named "the Dreamers" CD $8 SKU:19016

    MATERIA GRIS -Ohperra Vida De Beto (1972 Argentine psych rock Pretty Things style!) -Label:MARDEL X A very nice official reissue of this Argentinian rock album from 1972; with some excellent psychedelic touches, this is one of the finest South American albums we've heard. Some have said that it sounds a bit like a South American version of the Pretty Things’ “S.F. Sorrow”, in part because it's a concept record about some poor bastard’s life and death. It's mainly instrumental (minimal vocals); overall an excellent psych album, loaded with melodic orchestration, effects and searing guitar work. The A-side, sub-titled “Sweet Opera,” is more calm, and the B-side “Bitter Opera,” more intense, although the whole disc is rich in stylistic shifts. Litto Nebbia (ex-Los Gatos and Huinca) played piano as guest, along with (allegedly) Bernardo Baraj (Alma y Vida) on saxophone, backed by an anonymous orchestra. Although released in 1972, it certainly sounds like late 1960's psych—very good indeed. CD $15 SKU:20340

    MOPS-Psychedelic Sounds in Japan (60s Japanese rock) -Label:WORLD PSYCHEDELIA (Korea) The Mops are the undisputed kings of the late sixties/early seventies Japanese rock scene; all of their discs are marked by spectacular singing, playing, arranging, and songwriting. Yet it is their first album, "Psychedelic Sounds in Japan," that gets the most praise—rightly so, as it's a marked deviation from most of the other music making going on at the time in Japan, with its sharply stripped-down sound and emphasis on musicianship, songwriting, and atmosphere over production values. As such, it's one of the few Japanese rock albums that has an outside-of-Japan following, and it's frequently name-checked on lists of classic obscure albums. But of course, this means that original LP copies of the album trade for hilarious amounts! This reissue restores the track "Blind Bird," (missing from other reissues of this album, apparently due to its "offensive" lyrics), and adds seven bonus tracks. If you've never heard this album, and you're a fan of tightly written songs, great playing, totally incomprehensible lyrics and a smattering of surprising covers (‘The Letter,’ ‘Light My Fire,’ ‘Somebody to Love’), this one’s for you. And how can anyone live without the classic ‘I Am Just a Mops’—I mean, aren’t we all? CD $10 SKU:18954

    O BANDO - ST (!969 Brazilian super group) Label:Discos Mariposa “Reissue of the sole album (1969) from this Brazilian rock “super-group” formed in São Paulo in the end of the 1960’s. O Bando’s music blended MPB, regional music and Tropicalistic “psicodelia”—this engaging combination no doubt thanks to Rogério Duprat, who provides arrangements (along with Damiano Cozzela and Júlio Medaglia). It’s a bizarre record, which starts off with a blast of rampaging brass before searing fuzz guitar and disturbing astral keyboard sound effects kick in; the end result sounds like an insane hellfire version of soundtrack/library music of the period. The rest of the album is quirky in the best of all possible ways: some definitive Tropicalia moments, including a cover version of Toquinho e Jorge Ben’s “Que Maravilha,” funky break intros to many of the songs, and nice harmonies too, when required. Although they used single names in O Bando, the singer “Marisa” was Marisa Fossa (she later recorded more material with Rogerio Duprat), Paulino was Paul de Castro who also played in Os Mutantes and other Brazilian rock legends, and “Dudu” was famous Brazilian drummer Dudu Portes, who has backed Elis Regina, Milton Nascimento, and Gal Costa, among others. Booklet includes a nice essay on (and discography for) Rogério Duprat. CD $10 SKU:20342

    PIEL DE PUEBLO -Rock de las Heridas(heavy psychedelic rock 1972 Argentine)Label:RECORD RUNNER Epochal heavy psychedelic rock album, first issued in 1972; Argentine rock pioneers Pajarito Zaguri and extraordinary guitarist Nacho Smilari (formerly in La Barra de Chocolate and Vox Dei) got together to form this short-lived group. The most remarkable tracks are ‘Silencio para un pueblo dormido’, with a brilliant driven guitar, the long ‘La tierra en 998 pedazos’ featuring a killer hard-rock finale, ‘Jugando a las palabras’ with wah-wah guitar, and ‘Por tener un poco más,’ featuring the electric violin of Héctor López Furst. The lyrics are highly committed to the political and social matters of the era. An album highly recommended to followers of Pappo's Blues. Heavy, heavy, heavy, and very good. CD $14 SKU:20345

    PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND- VOL 18 (70s psych prog) Label:Garden of Delights Promotion CD with psychedelic cover artwork and coloured booklet of 16 pages. COMP CD $6 SKU:19477

    DRUM CIRCUS -Magic Theatre (1971 truly insane psychedelic music with LSD drenched lyrics)- DINGED CORNER BARGAIN Label:GARDEN OF DELIGHTS Rare album by Swiss band, featuring two members of Brainticket including their leader Joel Van Droogenbroec; truly insane psychedelic music with LSD drenched lyrics by Timothy Leary; first released in 1971. "Founder and leader of Drum Circus was master drummer Peter Giger. “A giant on drums”, as the newspaper “Rhein-Main-Zeitung” called him. He was joined by two additional drummers, as well as by Joel Vandroogenbroeck and Carole Muriel, both from Brainticket. Therefore, it’s not surprising that “Magic theatre”, with its LSD-dripping lyrics (partly written by Timothy Leary, partly influenced by The Tibetan Book of the Dead), is a lot like early Brainticket. “Magic theatre” was recorded in the excellent studio of Horst Jankowski in Stuttgart. Yet, it remained unreleased. Shortly before his death, Horst Jankowski gave the tapes to Peter Giger LP $16 SKU:18027

    WINTERHAWK - REVIVAL(classic 70s private press hard rock) -Label:LION/VINTAGE Highly anticipated—and first ever—official vinyl reissue of all-time classic private press hard rock guitar album featuring Jordan Macarus. It overflows with a powerful Rush meets Blackfoot hard rock sound featuring the unmatched soaring vocals of bassist Doug Brown, tight, powerful hard hitting drumming from Scott Benes and the incomparable guitar wizardry of Jordan Macarus, who will leave you wondering why he isn't featured in every guitar magazine around. If you love hard rock lead guitar action then do yourself a huge favor and grab this album immediately! LP $24 SKU:19130

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