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'50s-'60s ROCK'N'ROLL

ELVIS PRESLEY
"Elvis Presley '55"
GET 579-1 LP $12.55
Live recordings from Louisiana Hayride in 1955 (the only PRESLEY material to fall outside the RCA contract), with vintage versions of hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Long Tall Sally," and "Blue Suede Shoes." 15 tracks, plus a deluxe booklet of notes and rare photos from the period. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

JAVIER BATIZ & THE FAMOUS FINKS
"Javier Batiz & The Famous Finks"
EH 015-1 10" $9.60
One of the best Mexican garage records of the 1960s! Batiz and the band rip through one original and 9 covers of popular American tunes, all sung in English. Think TRASHMEN, RIVIERAS, or the CHAMPS and you'll get the idea! Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)

LOS SINNERS
"Los Sinners"
EH 018-1 10" $9.60
A re-issue of a classic Mexican rock'n'roll record from 1957, by a group who, along with LOS LOCOS DEL RITMO and LOS SONAMBULOS, helped define the sound of late-'50s/early '60s Mexican rock with their hits "La Carrera del Oso" and "Donna." Hilarious liner notes by guitarist Federico Arana. Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)

LOS SINNERS
"Rebelde Radiactivo"
EH 016-7 7" $4.85
Wild 1950s rock'n'roll stomp! This is the original recording from Luis Buuel's cult classic "Simon of the Desert," where LOS SINNERS are tearin' it up on stage when the Devil takes Simon to the nightclub! Also included is the previously unreleased studio version! Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)

LOS SONAMBULOS
"Rock con los Sonambulos"
EH 012-1 10" $9.60
A blast from the wild past, here's the re-issue of a 1957 release by one of Mexico's top rock'n'roll bands of the late '50s! Over-the-top, non-stop rockin' inspired by JERRY LEE LEWIS, BUDDY HOLLY, JOHNNY BURNETTE, GENE VINCENT and EDDIE COCHRAN! Original artwork, too! Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)

ROYAL GUARDSMEN, THE
"Snoopy vs. the Red Baron"
ROYGAR 01-1 LP $12.25
A huge hit when it was first released in 1966 on the Laurie label, with goofy pop-freakbeat-frat-garage songs most notably about that dog in the "Peanuts" comic strip. The nuttier side of '60s pop, for sure. 19 tracks total! Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
"Las Vegas Grind, Volume 6"
ST 078-1 LP $8.85
ST 078-2 CD $11.40
Twisted twisters, ground-out grinders, swingin' R&B go-go bouncers, smokey lounge breathers and bent exotica! The 6th installment of this "Killed By Death" of '50s sleaze! 19 songs! (CRYPT)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
"Radio Cramps: The Purple Knif Show"
MR 151-1 2xLP $17.40
MR 151-2 CD $11.90
Lux Interior of THE CRAMPS sat in on a Los Angeles radio show in 1984, playing his favest and most obscure 7" vintage rock'n'roll records, tossing in juicy comments every now and then. Here's a recording of that show, complete with the songs by THE FRANTICS, SPARKLES, LINK WRAY, BILLY STRANGE, MAD MIKE & THE MANIACS, VIC MIZZY, ONE WAY STREETS, SWAMP RATS, DEADLY ONES, THE TROGGS, and many more. Specially designed gatefold cover, 220 gram virgin vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
"Twistin' Time, Vol. 2"
KNIGHTLP 1002-1 LP $8.50
Another 18 of the craziest twist songs ever! The late '50s, early '60s dance craze comes alive again with the 2nd absolutely unique volume of the most rockin', novel, stupid, inept and twistacular examples from an amazing time in American history. Includes "Muleskinner Twist," "Hillbilly Twist," "Monster Twist," "Arthur Murray Twist," "The Bowling Twist," and many more! (KNIGHT)

VOLK BROTHERS, THE
"Savage Northwest Boogie, Rock & Instrumentals '59-'64"
BA 1165-2 CD $10.80
North Dakota raised and Northwest transplanted, this band, with their blend of boogie, rock, instrumental jams, twist, and country heated up the dance floors of roadhouses and bars imaginatively. These live and studio tracks (some of which haven't been available in 40 years) create quite a ruckus; down home action including hits such as "Ducks Fly Backwards," and "Wash Don't Soak." (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)


'60s BEAT & ROCK

REDCOATS, THE
"Meet the Redcoats!"
BA 1157-1 LP $8.85
BA 1157-2 CD $10.80
This American band did pure mid-'60s British invasion rock, very evocative of THE BEATLES, unheard and completely unreleased for some 35 years, and now available for the first time. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)


'60s POP

ERNIE JOSEPH
"An American Emperor"
AKARMA 042-1 LP $17.25
AKARMA 042-2 CD $16.60
An ultra-rare solo album from 1967, with Ernie trying his best, cheesiest (and unintentionally hilarious) TOM JONES/NEIL DIAMOND impersonation, fringed jacket and all. The LP is 180 gram vinyl in textured sleeve, and the CD is in a nice digipak. Italian import. (AKARMA)

GLENDA COLLINS
"This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'"
RPM 182-2 CD $13.00
She never had a hit, but this superb vocalist is credited with some of the finest performances of the '60s. Produced by Joe Meek and backed by Meek's session crew including THE OUTLAWS, this includes all the singles, 4 unissued tracks and a biographical booklet written by Meek's biographer John Repsch. 28 tracks, UK import. (RPM)

HELEN SHAPIRO
"Sensational: The Uncollected Helen Shapiro"
RPM 151-2 CD $13.00
Contains every non-CD EMI cut, including eight rare singles tracks. An excellent CD for fans of '60s female singers in general and the inimitable Helen in particular. 24 tracks, UK import. (RPM)

JANIE JONES
"We're In Love with the World of Janie Jones!"
RPM 177-2 CD $13.00
The British sixties sexpot singer who later was castigated by the tabloids, betrayed by friends, imprisoned and eventually saved by punk rockers. The infamous 2-way mirror sex parties aside, this includes all of her singles, a number of unissued tracks plus 2 versions of her hit "Witches Brew" and first time on CD: her comeback single with THE CLASH. Also, her thank you "Letter to Joe" Strummer made me choke up. 22 tracks, UK import. (RPM)

JOE MEEK
"Let's Go!: Joe Meek's Girls"
RPM 166-2 CD $13.00
Overlooked productions with female vocalists includes some of Meek's finest, most collectable work in the world of beat cuts and ethereal vocal melodramas. Includes 10 unissued tracks, comprehensive sleeve notes, rare photos & memorabilia. 29 tracks, UK import. (RPM)

ROCKIN' BERRIES, THE
"In Town"
WPR 38013-1 LP $12.25
A re-issue of a rare album by this mid-'60s British group who were strongly influenced by CHUCK BERRY (hence the name...), THE FOUR SEASONS, and ROY ORBISON. All the original liner notes and full color artwork! Euro import. (WORLD PACIFIC)

SERGE GAINSBOURG
"Et Cetera"
SERGE 655-1 LP $11.20
A.K.A. "1958-1964." 20 rare tracks compiled from early recordings 1958 64 by the French master of wicked lounge pop. This has everything from 1958's signature "Le Poinconneur des Lilas" to 1963's "Chez les Y-Y" and 1964's "New York USA." Lots of very jazzy tunes, a bit of Latin, and even something with a reggae beat that was recorded years before there was such a thing in Jamaica. French import. (MISC. LABELS)

SHANGRI-LAS, THE
"Myrmidons of Melodrama"
RPM 136-2 CD $13.00
The most memorable of the '60s girl-groups; this definitive collection includes every notable side cut for Red Bird, both sides of an earlier single, an alternate take of one of their biggest hits and 4 off-the-wall radio commercials from 1965. 34 tracks, UK import. (RPM)

SHARON SHEELY
"Songwriter"
RPM 206-2 CD $13.00
Classic early-'60s US rock/pop songs written by this talented songwriter who was part of the California scene connected to writer Jackie De Shannon with whom she wrote some hits performed by the likes of EDDIE COCHRAN, BRENDA LEE, IRMA THOMAS, TRACEY ULLMAN and even THE SEX PISTOLS. These cuts were demos recorded 1959-1962 with various singers and players including Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Hal Blaine, Mac Davis, Herb Alpert, Plas Johnson, Jeff Beck and Eddie Reeves. 28 tracks, UK import. (RPM)

TWICE AS MUCH
"Own Up"
GET 592-1 LP $12.55
This British duo specialized in light pop harmonies of the PETER & GORDON or CHAD & JEREMY style, and this was their debut album, released in 1966 on ROLLING STONES manager Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label. Original artwork, liner notes, and gatefold sleeve. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
"Dream Babes, Vol. 1: Am I Dreaming?"
RPM 137-2 CD $13.00
AKA Dream Girls. First time on CD for these Brit girl '60s classics, carefully selected by ST. ETIENNE frontman Bob Stanley. Features some well known names, as well as some that have vanished forever, including CINDY WILLIAMS, TIFFANY, MADELINE BELL and PEANUT. Poster/inlay features a montage of rare photos and comprehensive notes. 24 tracks, UK import. (RPM)


'60s ROCK

ANIMALS
"The Beginning"
GET 580-1 10" $10.20
A.k.a. "Club Au go-go." Six early ANIMALS tracks recorded live at Club Au Go-Go in 1963, including classic songs like "Boom Boom," "Dimples," and "Bo Diddley." Gray vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

ANIMALS, THE
"Gunsight!"
AK 074-2 CD $13.00
A definitive ANIMALS collection, including all their best-known songs from the early days ("House of the Rising Sun" alternate mix, "When I Was Young," etc.) to their final efforts ("Sky Pilot," "San Francisco Night," etc.). Italian import. (AKARMA)

ARTWOODS, THE
"Art Gallery"
ARTWOD 01-1 LP $11.20
A re-issue of the first, 1965 LP by this excellent, soulful, organ-fuelled British beat-garage-R&B band, led by Ron Wood's older brother Art. Fans of BOOKER T & THE MGS, THE ANIMALS or SPENCER DAVIS GROUP will really like this. With bonus tracks! Heavy 220 gram vinyl, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)

BEATLES & TONY SHERIDAN, THE
"The Savage Young Beatles"
GET 570-1 LP $12.55
GET 570-2 CD $11.90
In May 1961, the Fab Four (here with Pete Best on drums; Ringo Starr will come later) were hired as the backup band for singer Tony Sheridan resulting in the recording of eight tracks, six of which featured Sheridan on vocals, one of which was an instrumental written by John Lennon and George Harrison, and another one, "Ain't She Sweet," featured a lead vocal by Lennon. Originally released on Savage in 1964. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

BEAU BRUMMELS, THE
"Don't Talk to Strangers"
GET 581-1 LP $12.55
GET 581-2 CD $11.90
The BEATLES opened the door, and this mid-'60s, pre-psychedelic San Francisco pop/rock band walked right through with their catchy hit "Laugh, Laugh." This collects a bunch of their tracks for the indie Autumn Records label, such as "Laugh, Laugh", "Just a Little" and the underrated "Don't Talk to Strangers." LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

BOBBY FULLER FOUR
"I Fought The Law"
MR 7141-7 7" $4.85
Includes "I Fought The Law" (the original Mustang 7" version) plus unreleased/mono versions of "It's Love, Come What May," "My True Love" and "A New Shade Of Blue." Gorgeous picture sleeve, color vinyl pressing, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

BOBBY FULLER FOUR
"The Mustang Years"
MUNSTER 184-1 2xLP $17.40
This monster includes every LP track (both the "KRLA King of the Wheels" and "I Fought the Law" albums), every single, some amazing songs previously unreleased on vinyl, alternates and outtakes, some on stereo for the first time on vinyl. 40 songs total, with extensive liner notes by Lisa Fancher and lots of photos. Gatefold sleeve, heavy 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

BYRDS, THE
"Birdy"
AK 2010-1 10" $12.55
A collection of their best songs ("Turn Turn Turn," "Eight Miles High," etc.) plus a rare a capella version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" recorded in 1965. Color vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)

CANNED HEAT
"Far Out"
AK115-1 2xLP $25.60
AK115-2 2xCD $24.90
A 25-track collection of originals, outtakes and alternate takes, plus great artwork including photos, a discography and bio. The 180 gram virgin vinyl double LP is in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)

ELECTRIC FLAG, THE
"Live"
GET 520-1 LP $12.55
GET 520-2 CD $11.90
Mike Bloomfield's psychedelic blues outfit, captured live in 1969. Originally released as "Groovin' is Easy," this has new artwork, with the LP pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl and the CD in a snappy digipak. Italian import. (GET BACK)

ERIC ANDERSEN
"More Hits from the Tin Can Alley"
VSD 79271-1 LP $17.25
VSD 79271-2 CD $13.00
A re-issue of the 1968 album by this innovative West Coast singer/songwriter, this also features AL KOOPER, AMOS GARRETT and DAVID BRIGGS. The LP version includes a booklet and a gadget that was originally included in the very rare first edition. 12 tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

ERIC CLAPTON & FRIENDS
"From Yardbirds to Bluesbreakers"
GET 540-1 10" $10.20
GET 540-2 CD $11.90
9 tracks including the last known recordings made by Clapton with the YARDBIRDS in 1964, plus material recorded at Jimmy Page's home in 1965 with Page, Brian Auger, Bill Wyman, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Penny Piercey, and Chris Winters. White vinyl 10", digipak CD. Italian import. (GET BACK)

FLYING MACHINE
"Down to Earth with the Flying Machine"
GET 555-1 2xLP $17.40
Originally released in 1970 on the Pye label, this UK studio pop band featured songwriters Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stevens, as well as vocalist Tony Newman. This re-release has 10 bonus tracks, and is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)

FUGS, THE
"First Album"
AKARMA 035-1 2xLP $33.00
All the tracks from their first album on Folkways, "The Village Fugs," plus previously unreleased studio tracks from those sessions, and a full side of live material from 1965, including the Bridge Theater show where the band dumps a bowl of spaghetti on Andy Warhol's head! 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION
"Live at Klooks Kleek Club in London, 1964"
GET 609-1 LP $12.55
An important figure of early '60s British music, Graham Bond led an interesting group that mixed elements of jazz and improvisation with blues, r&b and rock. Future CREAM members Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were his rhythm section and Dick Heckstall-Smith handled horns. The tracks here document a live 1964 gig; the electricity is here, along with the immediacy, and this LP may be the way to best appreciate this band. Nice artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

HUMBLE PIE
"As Safe As Yesterday Is"
GET 549-1 LP $12.55
Their first album, originally released in 1969, featuring Peter Frampton and Steve Marriott. Two bonus tracks, liner notes and rare photos, 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
"Through the Looking Glass"
GET 544-1 2xLP $17.40
Mostly tracks from an '80s reunion of the original members, this has fully "stadium rock-ized" versions of many of their '60s hits (plus a YOUNGBLOODS cover), at least one live track, plus what sounds like an extended mix of the original '60s recording of Marty Balin's trippy ballad "My Best Friend." 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)

JIMI HENDRIX
"Experience OST, Part 2"
GET 608-1 LP $12.55
8 more tracks from recordings dated February 24th, 1969 when the original JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE played what turned out to be their last UK concert together, at London's Royal Albert Hall. The show was recorded and filmed, and the music on this album is taken from the original soundtrack. Includes inspired versions of "Red House," "Foxy Lady," "Stone Free," "The Star Spangled Banner" and more. Cool artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram color vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

NEW DAWN
"There's a New Dawn"
AK 152-1 LP $17.25
AK 152-2 CD $13.00
Soft rock, ballads, fuzz guitar and a country-style rhythm section from this Salem, Oregon band originally out on the Hoot label in 1970. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

ORPHEUS
"The Complete Orpheus"
AK155-2 2xCD $24.90
One of Alan Lorber's "Boss-Town Sound" bands, ORPHEUS distinguished itself with a more singer/songwriter-folk-soft rock sound and a wider appeal. This 2CD set collects the tracks from all 4 of their albums released on MGM and Bell from 1968 to 1971, plus bonus tracks, complete bio and lots of rare photos. Italian import. (AKARMA)

RAW MATERIAL
"Time Is..."
AK 153-1 LP $17.25
AK 153-2 CD $13.00
The 2nd album by this British progressive rock combo, this is a mixture of acoustic and melodic prog, heavy guitars, sax and keyboards that might appeal to fans of early Syd Barrett-era PINK FLOYD. Originally out on RCA/Neon in 1971. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

ROCKIN' RAMRODS
"Best of the Rockin' Ramrods"
AK 156-2 CD $13.00
Starting out as Freddie Cannon's backing band in the early 1960s, this Boston band went on to issue a bunch of singles beginning with the instrumental "Jungle Call" and later with influences ranging through THE BEATLES, '60s garage punk, folk rock, psych and soft rock. This collects all their singles 1963-66, plus some tracks from their later incarnation as PUFF. Italian import. (AKARMA)

ROD STEWART
"1964-1969"
GET 578-1 2xLP $17.40
30 tracks collecting all of his 1960s output (with the exception of THE JEFF BECK GROUP), including rare tracks, demos, live recordings and previously unreleased material from solo sessions and with SHOTGUN EXPRESS '66, PYTHON LEE JACKSON and QUIET MELON (also featuring Ron and Art Wood), with musicians including BRIAN AUGER, KEITH RICHARDS, KEITH EMERSON, JULIE DRISCOLL, PP ARNOLD, JOHN PAUL JONES, and LONG JOHN BALDRY. With many unpublished photos, detailed liner notes and a detailed bio by John Gray covering the singer's '60s career. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

SANTANA
"Mother Earth"
AK 088-1 LP $17.25
AK 088-P LP pic disc $17.25
AK 088-2 CD $13.00
These ten tracks from 1969 were recorded at the Fillmore Auditorium, the Ed Sullivan Show, and at their own studio. The LP is on 180 gram virgin vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)

SANTANA
"S.F. Mission District"
AK 068-1 LP + 7" $17.25
AK 068-2 CD $13.00
A collection of live recordings from 1969, including songs like "Evil Ways," "Soul Sacrifice," "Jingo" and "Persuasion." This release also has 10 minutes worth of previously unreleased material on the CD, and included as a 7" packaged with the LP! 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, digipak CD. Italian import. (AKARMA)

SCREAMING LORD SUTCH
"Munster Rock"
MUNSTER 199-1 LP $12.55
MUNSTER 199-2 CD $11.90
A collection of hits and rare recordings from one of the true characters of rock'n'roll, who died in 1999 at the age of 58 after performing continuously since 1958. Inspired by SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS, he mixed raw, tough rock with generous doses of horror that got his early records banned by the BBC. He also started one of the first pirate radio stations in the UK, and stood for Parliament some 40 times as head of his own Monster Raving Loony Party, as well as giving a start to musicians like Ritchie Blackmore, Nicky Hopkins, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Keith Moon, Noel Redding and John Bonham in his band THE SAVAGES. 10 songs here, plus a 3-song medley and liner notes by "Ugly Things" editor Mike Stax. LP on 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

SMALL FACES
"Ogden's Nut Gone Flake"
GET 550DL-1 LP $13.70
This chart-topping album, originally released in 1968, is usually considered the group's best, and one of the great records of the era. This comes in the original round cover, and adds two bonus tracks. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

SMALL FACES
"Small Faces"
GET 553-1 LP $12.55
Their 3rd album, originally released by Immediate in June of 1967, much more fully developed and experimental than previous albums but still largely R&B-based. The 18 tracks include 4 bonus cuts. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

SRC, THE
"Black Sheep"
RPMBC 201-2 CD $13.00
Rivals of the MC5 from Detroit who began playing their version of UK R&B and then made it their own with the aid of a doomy organ, Anglicized vocals and searing bursts of stun-guitar drenched in feedback. This collection is culled from their catalog of 3 albums and 6 singles recorded for Capitol in 1968 and 1969. 19 tracks, UK import. (RPM)

STACK
"Above All"
AK 057-1 LP $17.25
A very rare, and some say very significant self-released album by this California hard rock band, originally released in 1969. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

SUGAR CREEK
"Please Tell a Friend"
AK 151-1 LP $17.25
AK 151-2 CD $13.00
Blues rock with some psychedelic flashes ranging from heavy to soft. The only album by this Massachusetts band, it was originally released in 1969 on Metromedia, and featured Jonathan Edwards, who went on to a long solo singer/songwriter career. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

TIM BUCKLEY
"Once I Was"
TPM 205-1 LP $12.55
Live recordings including "Dolphins" and "Honey Man" from a 1974 BBC broadcast, a previously unissued 12-minute version of "I Don't Need It to Rain" from a 1968 Copenhagen show, plus 5 more tracks recorded for the John Peel Show in 1968. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, UK import. (TURNING POINT)

UTOPIA
"Utopia"
AK 154-1 LP $17.25
AK 154-2 CD $13.00
Not to be confused with Todd Rundgren's later band, this is a rare and obscure heavy blues rock album recorded in California in 1969-70, released on the Kent label. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
"Kim Fowley: Underground Animal"
BA 1131-1 LP $8.85
BA 1131-2 CD $10.80
A stack of ultra-rare KIM FOWLEY productions, culled from the many studio sessions he produced in the 1960s, covering R&B, doo wop, teenage madness, feverish females, instrumental insanity, garage greatness and psychedelic savages. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)

YARDBIRDS, THE
"Over Under Sideways Down"
GET 559-1 LP $12.55
Also known as "Roger the Engineer," this is the American version of their classic 1966 studio album, featuring Jeff Beck on all 14 mono tracks. Songs include faves like the title track, "Jeff's Boogie," "Psycho Daisies," "The Nazz are Blue", "Rack My Mind," and "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)


'70s ARTROCK RE-ISSUES

ATOMIC ROOSTER
"Atomic Rooster"
AK 167-1 LP $17.25
The debut album by this '70s British artrock group, first out on the B&C label in early 1970. Led by former CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN organist Vincent Crane, this lineup also included Carl Palmer, who subsequently joined EMERSON LAKE & PALMER. With 3 bonus tracks. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve with lyrics and photos, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

ATOMIC ROOSTER
"Death Walks Behind You"
AK 168-1 LP $17.25
Their 2nd album, first out on B&C in late 1970, and included their 2 Top 20 UK hit singles "Tomorrow Night" and "Death Walks Behind You," and featured guitarist John Cann, formerly of ATTACK, FIVE DAY WEEK, STRAW PEOPLE, and ANDROMEDA. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

ATOMIC ROOSTER
"In Hearing of Atomic Rooster"
AK 169-1 2xLP $25.60
Considered their finest, this is their 3rd album, first out on Pegasus in 1971. This re-issue includes as bonus tracks their B&C single "Devil's Answer" and a bunch of live cuts from a rare 1972 show at the Paris Theatre in London. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

ATOMIC ROOSTER
"Resurrection"
AK 167-2 3xCD $35.50
This beautiful box set includes the complete first 3 albums ("Atomic Rooster," "Death Walks Behind You," and "In Hearing of...") by the British art/prog band, with the addition of many bonus tracks from demos, studio outtakes, and live performances. Also included is a fancy booklet with lyrics, bio, discography and photos. Italian import. (AKARMA)


'70s BLUES ROCK

HARVEY MANDEL
"Shangrenade/Feel the Sound"
AK 166-2 CD $13.00
This CD combines 2 solo albums released on the Janus label in 1973 and 1974 by the versatile blues guitarist who also played with JOHN MAYALL, CANNED HEAT, BARRY GOLDBERG, SUGARCANE HARRIS, and many others, and is noted for his fluid style and use of sustain and feedback. Italian import. (AKARMA)

NITZINGER
"John in the Box"
AK 163-2 3xCD $36.20
This set includes all 3 of the 1970s albums by John Nitzinger's Texas blues-rock combo: "Nitzinger" (1971), "One Foot in History" (1972), and "Live Better Electrically" (1976). With lots of bonus tracks, plus a booklet of lyrics, photos and liner notes. Italian import. (AKARMA)

NITZINGER
"Nitzinger"
AK 163-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of the John Nitzinger combo's debut album, released in 1971 on Capitol. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

NITZINGER
"One Foot in History"
AK 172-1 LP $17.25
The 2nd album by John Nitzinger's heavy Texas blues rock combo, first out on Capitol in 1972. Includes 2 bonus tracks. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)


'70s PROTO-PUNK

DEBRIS'
"Static Disposal"
ANOPHELES 004-2 CD $13.00
A re-release of this mid-'70s Oklahoma band's obscure collector-geek LP, recorded in 1975, plus a bunch of bonus tracks taken from rehearsal demos. Think garage proto-punk in the vein of early MX-80 SOUND, very early PERE UBU, or very early CHROME, with influences from THE STOOGES, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and ROXY MUSIC. 28 page booklet with rare photos, lyrics, and commentary by all 3 original members. (ANOPHELES)

FLAMIN' GROOVIES
"Sixteen Tunes"
MR 158-1 2xLP $17.40
MR 158-2 CD $11.90
A collection of stuff from the legendary '60s-'70s San Francisco band originally released on Skydog, including the 1973 "Grease" 7", the 1974 "More Grease" 7", a 1977 single produced by Dave Edmunds, and some sessions at Goldstar Studios (used by Phil Spector on some of his greatest hits). Deluxe 220 gram virgin vinyl, super-deluxe gatefold cover, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

GIZMOS, THE
"1975-1977 Demos & Rehearsals"
GULCHER 402-2 2xCD $11.30
54 previously unreleased tracks from the early Midwest punk pioneers, including Krazee Ken Highland's 1975 demos, Ken and Eddie Flowers (as THE ROCKABILLY YOBS) accidentally discovering swamp-trash-punk, Rich Coffee's stoner-rock band CERBERUS joining the first GIZMOS rehearsal, Maryland Marine-era song demos by Ken, Ted Niemiec's demos for the 1977 GIZMOS sessions, many unheard tunes and more. The 20-page booklet is packed with detailed notes by Ken, commentary by Eddie, and lots of unpublished photos. (GULCHER)

GIZMOS, THE
"1976-1977: The Studio Recordings"
HATE 20-1 LP $12.55
The vinyl version of the Gulcher CD (there are two similar titles,) this collects the tracks from all three 7"s (including the underground hit "Muff Divin'"), plus an unreleased outtake, by these for-real legendary Indiana proto-punk, proto-nerd-rock wonders who were influenced by THE DICTATORS, MC5, THE STOOGES, VELVET UNDERGROUND, '60 garage and '50s rockabilly. Lots of photos, and liner notes by singer Eddie Flowers. Italian import. (HATE)

HOLLYWOOD BRATS
"Hollywood Brats"
GET 47-1 LP $9.60
The members of UK punk phenoms THE BOYS recorded this NEW YORK DOLLS-sounding album in 1973, believe it or not. Italian import. (GET BACK)

IGGY & THE STOOGES
"Metallic 2x 'K.O."
MR 150-1 2xLP $17.40
MR 150-2 CD $9.80
A.k.a. "Open up and bleed." Yep, the final STOOGES show in its entirety, with great artwork, liner notes, photos and a poster(in the LP). 220 gram audiophile vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

IGGY POP
"Nuggets"
GET 62-1 2xLP $13.85
A great collection of outtakes, live recordings and other rarities, including a 1972 STOOGES studio session in London, some 1977 live cuts recorded in San Diego, several tracks produced by Ric Ocasek in 1983, some studio tracks with Steve Jones from 1985, and lots more. 22 tracks total, packed in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)

MODERN LOVERS, THE
"Live at the Long Branch"
MR 157-1 2xLP $17.40
Recorded in 1972 at the seminal Berkeley CA rock club, and featuring the original lineup of Jonathan Richman, Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks and David Robinson. Also included: one song from 1973, plus 8 songs recorded at Harvard University in 1971 which also featured John Felice (future REAL KIDS) on guitar. Gatefold sleeve, 220 gram virgin vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

MODERN LOVERS, THE
"The Modern Lovers"
GET 66-1 LP $12.55
Nine tracks produced mostly by John Cale in 1971, including classics such as "Roadrunner," "Astral Plane," "She Cracked" and "Girl Friend," and originally released on the Beserkley label in 1976. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

NEW YORK DOLLS
"Actress: Birth of the New York Dolls"
GET 60-1 LP $12.55
GET 60-2 CD $11.90
The earliest demo recordings by the seminal proto-punk outfit, recorded in 1972. 11 tracks, with the vinyl in a gatefold sleeve on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)

NEW YORK DOLLS
"Endless Party"
MR 201-1 2xLP $17.40
The very first recordings, studio demos from 1973, by the seminal, pioneering band, unreleased until now. Mastered from the original tapes, this has many of their classic songs plus seldom-heard tunes, spiced with between-song jokes and banter. And finally, a re-issue that includes the elusive songs "Frankenstein" and "7 Day Weekend." Pressed on heavy 220 gram vinyl, in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with rare photos. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

NEW YORK DOLLS
"New York Tapes 1972-1973"
MR 167-1 10" $9.60
MR 167-2 CD $11.90
Seven studio cuts from 1972-73, featuring the line-up of Thunders, Johansen, Sylvain, Kane and Nolan performing "Looking For A Kiss," "Don't Start Me Talking," "Personality Crisis," "Don't Mess With Cupid," "Human Beeing," "Bad Girls" and "Pills." Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

STOOGES, THE
"Gimme Danger"/"I Got Nothing"
MR 7125-P 7" pic disc $5.70
Recorded live in Detroit in 1974 it says, and licensed from Skydog. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

VICTORIA VEIN & THE THUNDERPUNKS
"Rear Guard Action"
ANOPHELES 005-7 7" $4.85
Two tracks by the precursor band to DEBRIS', recorded in 1974 but never released. Kind of like the NEW YORK DOLLS, if they had been from Oklahoma. Full color sleeve with photos, and extensive liner notes by guitarist/singer Oliver Powers, pressed on clear vinyl. (ANOPHELES)


'70s ROCK

ALEX CHILTON
"Singer Not the Song"
MR 7127-7 7" $4.85
Six tracks recorded in Memphis in 1975, his first studio sessions after BIG STAR ended. Limited edition of 1000. (MUNSTER)

BADFINGER
"BBC in Concert"
TPM 99201-1 2xLP $17.40
Fifteen standout performances from the hit English power pop group's happiest and most successful period (1972-73), including a version of the top 10 hit "Come And Get It." Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (TURNING POINT)

BEN VAUGHN
"The Prehistoric Ben Vaughn"
MR 155-1 LP $9.60
MR 155-2 CD $11.90
Vaughn's first recordings, made from 1978 to 1980 in his bandmate's apartment on a 4-track, with Steve Ianetti, Ed Brady, John Duffy and Lonesome Bob helping out. 12 vital, fresh-sounding songs, limited edition of 700 on vinyl. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

BLUE OYSTER CULT
"For the Heavy Metal Kids"
MR 168-1 10" $9.60
Four full-on live Cult classics, recorded in 1972 in New York just before their signing with CBS. The triple-lead guitar attack includes "Workshop of the Telescopes," "Red and Black," "Buck's Boogie," and one more. Includes insert with photos and liner notes by Lindsay Hutton. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

FAMILY
"BBC Radio Show 1973"
TPM 204-1 2xLP $17.40
13 live tracks recorded for the BBC in 1973. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, UK import. (TURNING POINT)

GONG
"Camembert Electrique"
GET 610-1 LP $12.55
Their first proper studio album, this 1971 release is a true classic and a testament to a unique progressive rock that branched out in all directions at once. A mixture of psychedelic rock, spacy sounds and lyrics with doses of jazz with a pop but intense sensibility, it remains undated after 30 years. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

JOAN BAEZ
"Blessed Are"
VMD 6570-1 2xLP $25.60
Baez captured at one of her peak moments, backed by THE MEMPHIS HORNS, CHARLIE McCOY, and NORMAN BLAKE, with great versions of THE BAND's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," THE BEATLES "Let It Be," and the ROLLING STONES' "Salt of the Earth." 22 tracks, with a bonus 7" included just as in the original 1972 pressing on Vanguard. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)

JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS
"Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers"
GET 67-1 LP $12.55
Their second album, originally released on Beserkley in 1977, with 11 songs like "Rockin' Shopping Center," "Back In The U.S.A.," and "New England." Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

LEIGH STEPHENS
"And a Cast of Thousands"
AK 094-1 LP $17.25
AK 094-2 CD $13.00
The 2nd solo effort by the BLUE CHEER guitarist, also featuring Mick Waller, Dick Morrisey, Tony Ashton and Glenn Cornick, originally released in 1971 on the Charisma label. The LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)

LOU REED
"American Poet"
GET 78-1 2xLP $17.40
A previously unreleased live recording made in New York in 1972, just after the release of his landmark "Transformer" album, this includes many songs from that, along with some well-known VELVET UNDERGROUND tunes and an early version of "Berlin," plus a rare interview track and photos by Mick Rock. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

MC5
"Thunder Express"
MR 149-1 LP $12.55
The definitive vinyl version of the legendary studio sessions at Herouville Castle in March 1972, featuring classics like "Ramblin' Rose" and "Kick Out the Jams," plus some great covers of songs from folks like JOHN LEE HOOKER and THE ROLLING STONES. 220 gram audiophile vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

ONLY ONES, THE
"Remains"
MR 191-1 LP $12.55
Rare material, early demos and outtakes from this very influential UK band. Glen Tilbrook of SQUEEZE joins in on 3 tunes. First out in 1984 and unavailable for many years on vinyl, this includes all the songs on the Anagram CD from 1993. Heavy 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)

PERE UBU
"Dub Housing"
GET 58-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd album by this groundbreaking, famous Cleveland group, originally released in 1978 on Chrysalis/Rough Trade. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

PERE UBU
"New Picnic Time"
GET 59-1 LP $12.55
The 3rd album by David Thomas's legendary band, originally released in 1979 on Chrysalis/Rough Trade. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

PERE UBU
"The Modern Dance"
GET 54-1 LP $9.60
Their first (and generally considered best) album, first released in 1978. Italian import. (GET BACK)

RICHARD LAST GROUP
"Get Ready"
AK 062-1 LP $17.25
AK 062-2 CD $16.60
The 1972 album by this enigmatic 7-member Italian band with a sound comparable to UK bands of the era like JETHRO TULL, AUDIENCE, or FAMILY. LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)

RICK DERRINGER
"Live at the Paradise Theater 1978"
LK 001-1 2xLP $25.60
Here's the first in a new series of official live concert recordings. This was recorded July 7, 1978 in Boston, and features 3 sides of live music and 1 side of prestigious fine etched vinyl artwork. With Derringer on guitar, Kenny Aaronson on bass, Neil Geraldo on guitar and keyboards and Myron Grombacher on drums. 56 minutes of music, 11 tracks, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (LIVE KARMA)

RON WOOD & RONNIE LANE
"Mahoney's Last Stand"
GET 517-1 LP $12.55
Gatefold LP version of this hard-to-find soundtrack originally released on Atco in 1976. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

ROXY MUSIC
"Concerto"
FT 814-1 2xLP $17.40
Great live recordings from their Manifesto tour show in Denver on April 12th, 1979. Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera and co. are captured here in excellent form on these 15 tracks, including old favorites like "Out of the Blue," "In Every Dream Home a Heartache," "Love is the Drug" and "Do the Strand." Gatefold sleeve, cool artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)

SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND, THE
"The Rise and Fall of..."
GET 536-1 2xLP $17.40
Double album featuring live and rare performances from 1972 to 1974, in gatefold sleeve. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

SHORT CROSS
"Arising"
AK 079-1 2xLP $25.60
This East Coast band, supposedly influenced by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's first band, released this album in 1971 on the Grizzly label. With the original now a pricey collectors' item, this official reissue has 5 bonus tracks, and comes in a gatefold sleeve. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)

SORCERY
"Stuntrock OST"
MIE 006-1 2xLP $25.60
MIE 006-2 CD $13.00
The original soundtrack from this 1978 movie, with 11 tracks of '70s style hard rock, originally out on the Groovy label and now quite rare. Italian import. (MOVING IMAGE)

SPIDERS FROM MARS, THE
"The Spiders From Mars"
GET 532-1 LP $12.55
The first and only album by DAVID BOWIE's backing band, originally released in 1975. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

TODD RUNDGREN
"Hello It's Me: A Retrospective"
GET 575-1 2xLP $17.40
A comprehensive overview of the popmeister's career, including all his radio hits and classic tracks, as well as many minor gems from the albums recorded for Bearsville Records during the '70s. 22 tracks total, 180 gram vinyl, with poster in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)

VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE
"Head Held High"
VELVUN 70-1 LP $12.25
Outtakes, demos and alternate mixes from the studio sessions for their 1970 album "Loaded," including a radically different version of "Rock & Roll." Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)


ACOUSTIC

BLACK STRAP MOLASSES FAMILY
"Traveling Medicine Show"
TRANS 0024-2 CD $11.00
Dame Darcy, Pandora Pumpkinhead and Black Strap Jack Shellac perform murder and lovelorn ballads from the early 1600s. (TRANSPARENCY)

BOB NANNA / ELIZABETH ELMORE
"Split EP"
TMU 069-1 7" $4.00
TMU 069-2 CD $5.50
The A side features Bob Nanna, best known as the vocalist of BRAID and HEY MERCEDES. Elizabeth Elmore was the vocalist of SARGE; both have never done solo work. The songs are subtle and acoustic, appealing to fans of their old bands, and new fans alike. (TROUBLEMAN)

DAN POTTHAST
"Eyeballs"
AM 042-2 CD $9.00
Solo acoustic release by the singer/songwriter of MU330. (ASIAN MAN)

FILTHY THIEVIN' BASTARDS
"Our Fathers Sent Us"
TKOROUND 56-2 CD5 $7.25
Whiskey-drenched folk-pub from Johnny and Darius of THE SWINGIN' UTTERS, with influences from THE CLASH, WIRE, BILLY BRAGG, SHANE McGOWAN, BILLY CHILDISH and Irish folk music, mostly acoustic but still raw as hell. (TKO)

TIM KINSELLAS
"He Sang His Didn't He Danced His Did"
TMU 064-1 12" EP $8.55
TMU 064-2 CD5 $7.85
The vocalist for JOAN OF ARC (and before that, CAP'N JAZZ) steps out with just his acoustic guitar for accompaniment, and gets compared to NEIL YOUNG or SYD BARRETT in tone, but with his own style. (TROUBLEMAN)


ACOUSTIC RE-ISSUES

JIM KWESKIN
"Unblushing Brassiness"
VANGUARD 2158-2 CD $13.00
His 1st album, originally out in 1963 on Vanguard, marked the beginning of his exploration of the fun side of folk music. The group, featuring Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Bruno Wolf and Bob Siggins, successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. Italian import. (VANGUARD)

JOHN FAHEY
"Requia"
VANGUARD 79259-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of his very contemplative first album for Vanguard, originally out in 1967. 8 tracks, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)

MR. FOX
"The Gypsy"
GET 591-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd album by the Leeds acoustic folk combo, released in 1971 on Transatlantic. More experimental than their first album, this made them serious competition for acts like STEELEYE SPAN for a while, though they broke up soon after. Gatefold sleeve with original art, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)

ROBBIE BASHO
"Voice of the Eagle"
VANGUARD 79321-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 79321-2 CD $13.00
The first album for Vanguard for the Berkeley CA acoustic guitar innovator, originally out in 1972. Dissonance, unusual tunings, and Eastern and American Indian influences characterize these songs, which sometimes sound more like Indian chants than folk tunes. Original artwork, and the LP is on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (VANGUARD)

ROBBIE BASHO
"Zarthus"
VANGUARD 79339-2 CD $13.00
The 1972 album by the acoustic guitar virtuoso, this uses Persian, Arabic and Western themes. Original artwork, Italian import. (VANGUARD)

SANDY BULL
"Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo"
VANGUARD 79119-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 79119-2 CD $13.00
His debut album, originally released in 1963, and an original fusion of folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and more, and includes an arrangement of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" and the traditional "Little Maggie." 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)


ALT COUNTRY

CUB COUNTRY
"High Uinta High"
JT 1068-1 LP $8.85
JT 1068-2 CD $10.20
Country music in New York City!? Better known as the bass player for JETS TO BRAZIL, it's now time to meet Jeremy Chatelaine on a more intimate basis. Recorded in his NYC apartment, these are tales of love lost and love found, competently played, and proof that you don't need a horse to play heartfelt, acoustic country-western, minus the Garth Brooks vocal techniques. Some other folks mosey on in to help out as well, including other JETS TO BRAZIL-ers, J MAJESTY, Nick Macri of EUPHONE, Theo Kogan of THE LUNACHICKS, THE LOVE SCENE'S John Herguth, and HELMET and ORANGE 9MM's Chris Traynor. Now where are my EAGLES records? (JADE TREE)

SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB
"Always Say Please and Thank You"
VIRUS 247-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 247-2 CD $10.50
The 3rd album from Denver's alt.country underground heros, this is whisky-fuelled country string-band twang with gospel influences. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)




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