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ULTACT 01-1 LP $12.25
The vinyl re-release of an album that collected material by this mid 1960s British mod-beat-R&B outfit, who were discovered and produced by BEATLES producer George Martin. Early WHO and SMALL FACES fans will dig this! Re-issue liner notes by Paul Weller. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
PHR 647-1 LP $11.20
A collection of rare material by the British mod legends, including four BBC tracks from 1977, four 7" tracks from 1977 and 1978, plus a quality live recording from a show at the 100 Club in London, 1977. Great color cover with lots of photos, and it's pressed on heavy 220 gram vinyl. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Dig the New Breed"
MET 568-1 LP $12.25
The German edition of a live album first released in 1982 (and now out of print everywhere else), this has 14 songs recorded over a 5 year period, with liner notes by the band. German import. (METRONOME)
INT 146-1 LP $11.20
A fantastic mod LP from 1978, with classic tunes fuelled by the energy of 1977 punk, sounding alot like the first two JAM albums. This re-issue includes bonus tracks from their 7"s. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"The Complete: It's Alright!"
RPM 196-2 CD $13.00
British mod/R&B from the mid-'60s; includes their entire recorded output (4 singles + unissued tracks) plus a great story contributed to by founder Harry Feeney, as well as the first recordings of one-time member Lemmy. 14 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
"The Autumn Stone"
GET 598-1 2xLP $17.40
The 1969 followup to this great British Mod band's magnum opus, "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake," this double LP gathered together some of their hits ("Itchykoo Park," "Lazy Sunday," etc.) with previously unreleased tracks, their final single, and 5 live tracks from a 1968 concert. 30 songs total! This has been unavailable on vinyl for ages. 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve with original artwork, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"This is Mod, Vol. 2"
GET 72-1 LP $9.60
17 tracks taken from rare singles from the 2nd wave of British mod, including songs by TEENAGE FILMSTARS, THE KILLERMETERS, PURPLE HEARTS, THE EXITS, THE V.I.P.s, THE SAME, and TERRY TONIC. Gatefold sleeve with lots of photos taken from the archives of scooter makers Vespa. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"This is Mod"
GET 39-1 2xLP $13.85
Some of the best of the British mod revival of the late '70s-early '80s, with tracks by THE CIRCLES, THE UNTOUCHABLES, THE SCENE, THE RAGE, THE CIGARETTES, THE AMBER SQUAD, and more. Gatefold sleeve with great artwork featuring vintage scooters. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"We are the Mods, Vol. 1"
WATMOD 01-1 LP $11.20
Originally released in the early '90s, this is a rare and legendary compilation of unreleased demos and live material by SMALL WORLD, THE CHORDS, THE JAM, THE MODS, THE KILLERMETERS and more. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
BOBBY JOE EBOLA & THE CHILDREN MACNUGGITS
PUG 15-2 CD $8.90
The absolutely geekiest of nerdcore, but with songs so entertaining and so funny they must have forgot they were trying to make you uncomfortable. Fun topics include skin cancer, root canals, psychotic girlfriends and more. Booklet includes lyrics and lots of artwork. (SPAM)
"More Songs About Hair"
SFTRI 615-2 CD $9.65
The complete recordings of this sci-fi-obsessed Southern California band, before their lead split to join MAN OR ASTRO-MAN? and then formed SERVOTRON. Everything on here is from the early '90s, released only on limited 7"s or cassettes, or never released at all. (SYMPATHY)
YOUR MOTHER / BOBBY JOE EBOLA & THE CHILDREN MACNUGGITS
PUG 007-7 7" $4.00
YOUR MOTHER is, yes, that same melodic hardcore band that's been all over the place since about 1990. BOBBY JOE EBOLA is pure geekcore, that most insidious of expressions. You won't know whether to laugh, cry, or turn it off. (SPAM)
"In the Broken Fields Where I Lie"
BC 2-2 CD $10.70
Featuring CLUB FOOT ORCHESTRA, members of John Zorn's MASADA and the TOM WAITS band, among many others, here's a big collection of songs ranging from jazzy to soulful to experimental to cabaret, all with Custer's uniquely rich style. The 2nd CD from the renowned San Francisco composer/multi-instrumentalist, compiling 32 tracks from her many compositions for film, dance, theater and the concert stage. Excellent full color artwork throughout. (BC)
"Verbatim, Flesh and Blood"
SEELAND 512-2 CD $10.80
Ostertag separately records four virtuoso musicians improvising, then takes the tapes and reassembles them by computer into a virtual band, then gets them to learn and play the results live, then re-manipulates the live recording and the original tapes, then has the musicians learn and play the new results, which is then recorded for this release. Features Mark Dresser/bass, Gerry Hemingway/drums, Phil Minton/voice. (SEELAND)
"Saddle the Bridge"
KRS 357-2 CD $11.30
Using two minimalist symphonic trilogies as the compositional pillars, the recordings are deliberate, unique and raw, grounding the group's mesmerizing effect of live strings meets powerhouse vocals in a rhythmic groove, with lush soundscaped images of sea, sky, time, moving and home. All sums equal a New Music Orchestral Soul Based Chamber Punk takeover. Madigan Shive (vocals, cello), Sheri Ozeki (contrabass), Tomas Palermo (drums, percussion). (KILL ROCK STARS)
"Juice and Tremolo"
SON 02-2 CD $13.65
Japan's renowned keyboardist, composer, producer, label maven (God Mountain) and all-around band slut (PUGS, OPTICAL*8, FLOMOFLO, etc.) gathers together a diverse array of his compositions ranging from a string quartet to background music for TV ads to avant-rock and beyond. French import. (SONORE)
GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
"Musica Su Schemi"
AMPERE 4-2 CD $12.00
This composers' ensemble was formed in 1964 by ENNIO MORRICONE, with FRANCO EVANGELISTI, GIOVANNI PIAZZA, EGISTO MACCHI, ANTONELLO NERI, and GIANCARLO SCHIAFFINI, and produced music swaying between nearly inaudible whir, clatter and scrape and bubbling blasts of sound, sometimes compared to AMM. The 4 tracks here were first released on the Cramps label in 1976. With previously unpublished photos and liner notes by Evangelisti. Italian import. (AMPERSAND)
"Credo in US"
CASA 1-7 7" $4.25
Composed in 1942, this explicitly wartime piece uses gongs, tin cans, tom-toms, electric buzzer, piano, radio and phonograph. Players on this live recording include William Winant, Ward Spangler, Daniel Kennedy, Julie Steinberg, Steed Cowart, and Cage. (STOMACH ACHE)
"Empty Words (Part III)"
AMPERE 6-2 2xCD $14.85
A document of one of the great art riots of the 20th century! Recorded live in Milan in 1977, Cage, in a ghostly voice, reads disembodied words and phonemes from Thoreau's diary before an audience of university students. As the 2 hour performance continues, the audience revolts, takes over the stage, the whole thing gets totally surreal, and you get to hear it all. The packaging includes new liner notes by Phantasmic Radio author Allen Weiss, commentaries on the event, texts by Cage, photos and drawings. Italian import. (AMPERSAND)
"Entire Musical Work"
AMPERE 5-2 CD $12.00
Performed by New York's S.E.M. Ensemble, these 1913 compositions by the dadaist/surrealist pioneer anticipated by some 50 years the radical directions of modern music later taken by John Cage, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff. Original photos of the performers and notes by Petr Kotik. Italian import. (AMPERSAND)
NEW MUSIC, EXPERIMENTAL
LOCUST 1-2 CD $11.90
Electronic sound installation artist Migone uses cracking knuckles, knees, wrists, jaws, toes, ankles, backs, necks, elbows and hips as a sound source, then digitally manipulates the recordings into a percolating, popping, polyrhythmic series of compositions, at once amusingly bubbly and oddly trance-inducing. (LOCUST)
LOCUST 2-2 CD $11.90
Upright bass, guitars and musique concrete style voice collages from the duo of Roger Tellier-Craig of GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR and FLY PAN AM, and Alxeandre St-Onge of UNDO and SHALABI EFFECT. A drifting, hypnotic epic where continuously unraveling ribbons of sound shape-shift into a sonic surprise of otherworldly cinematic proportions. (LOCUST)
"These Guys are From England and Who Gives a Shit"
SEELAND 021-2 CD $11.30
10 years ago this September, Bay Area culture jammers NEGATIVLAND found their latest record sued out of existence by the powers that be. Now, ten years later, this has been delivered to Seeland Records in a brown paper wrapper with no explanation. Here is the historical audio archive of apparently illegal acts involving unwilling guys from Ireland (though it says they are from England). A legally impossible compilation of studio and unreleased live radio and concert versions of their most sued work; a definitive collection of their most criminal music. (SEELAND)
NEW MUSIC RE-ISSUES
CHRISTINA KUBISCH & FABRIZIO PLESSI
"Two and Two"
AMPERE 09-2 CD $11.90
Recordings of four 1977 sound installations by this European performance art duo. Heavenly, rhythmically shifting drones alternate with gamelan tinged blistering electronics that sound like distant, corrupted morse code. 24 page booklet with photos of the performance, retrospective notes by Kubisch, and a 1979 interview with both. Italian import. (AMPERSAND)
"Four Principles on Ireland and Other Pieces"
AMPERE 7-2 CD $11.90
13 solo piano pieces by the English political/avant-garde composer. Clarity and eclecticism steeped in tradition and reformulated through poetry, folk ballads, melodies, and resistance songs of China and Ireland. With track notes by Cardew from the original 1975 release, new liner notes by Virginia Anderson, and previously unpublished photos. Italian import. (AMPERSAND)
GET 5206-1 LP $12.55
The late, Egyptian-born DEMETRIO STRATOS was one of the most unusual and extreme vocalists ever to record, and this 1976 album, reflecting work he was doing with JOHN CAGE at the time, proves it. Seven compositions free his unbelievably skilled voice of every restraint. Screeches, screams, yodels and other instances of vocal chords stretched to the limit alternate and collide with tones you would swear are instruments, but aren't. Solo voice, overdubbed voices, occasional synthesizer blips contribute to the indescribable strangeness. Original artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AMPERE 2-2 CD $12.00
14 cuts of prime Bailey from 1975, originally out on the Cramps label. In this recording his electric guitar is patched through 2 separate amps, each controlled by its own volume pedal, often creating an amusing stereo effect. With liner notes and photos. (AMPERSAND)
GET 6202-1 LP $12.55
14 cuts of prime Bailey from 1975. In this recording his electric guitar is patched through 2 separate amps, each controlled by its own volume pedal, often creating an amusing stereo effect. With liner notes and photos. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AMPERE 1-2 CD $12.00
One of the most inventive and captivating double bass performers, Grillo is recorded solo with a suite of parabolic and contact microphones. The spectacular and deeply spiritual kinaesthetic bass gesticulations elicit sounds that straddle the finest lines between free rhythmic improvisation and sparkling electroacoustic bliss. Originally out on the Cramps label in 1976, this edition includes archival photos, schematic scores, original notes by Grillo, and retrospective notes by French composer Ana-Maria Avram. (AMPERSAND)
GRUPPO IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
"Musica Su Schemi"
GET 6109-1 LP $12.55
This ensemble was formed in 1964 by ENNIO MORRICONE, with FRANCO EVANGELISTI, GIOVANNI PIAZZA, EGISTO MACCHI, ANTONELLO NERI, and GIANCARLO SCHIAFFINI, and the 4 tracks here were first released on the Cramps label in 1976. In gatefold sleeve with liner notes and photos. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Graduation and Other New Country and Blues Music"
AMPERE 8-2 CD $11.90
A central figure in the early '60s Fluxus movement (and VELVET UNDERGROUND collaborator) presents his avant-hillbilly American ethnic music, cast from a mixed up mold of Indian classical, bluegrass, funk, blues and psychedelia. Remastered from the original tapes, with updated track notes by the artist. Italian import. (AMPERSAND)
AMPERE 3-2 CD $12.00
Originally released in 1977 on the Cramps label, this features 3 compositions performed by Cage himself in 1976 at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, composed when he was refused permission to use an arrangement for two pianofortes for Eric Satie's "Socrates" as accompaniment to Merce Cunningham's choreography. Engineered by Blue Gene Tyranny and produced by David Behrman, and with archival photographs, essays by Tyranny, Daniel Charles, and Cage himself, including a clever imaginary communication between he and Satie from 1958. (AMPERSAND)
GET 6117-1 LP $12.55
Originally released in 1977, this features 3 compositions performed by Cage himself in 1976 at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, engineered by Blue Gene Tyranny and produced by David Behrman. In gatefold sleeve, with liner notes and photos. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 5201-1 LP $12.55
A.K.A. "Nova Musicha n.1" Five totally classic Cage pieces: "Music for Marcel Duchamp" (1947), "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" (1960), "Radio Music" (1956), the revolutionary "4'33"" (1952), and "Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham" (1972). Originally released in 1974 on the Cramps label, this has the original artwork and is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 412-1 LP $12.55
Originally released in 1978 on Tomato, these performances of several 1940s compositions feature Joshua Pierce (piano and prepared piano), Jay Clayton (voice) and The Paul Price Percussion Ensemble (conducted by Joshua Pierce), recorded at Minot Sound Studio in White Plains, New York in 1977. Included are "A Room" (1943), "She is Asleep" (1943), "Seven Haiku" (1952), "Totem Ancestor" (1943), "Two Pastorales" (1951) and "And the Earth Shall Bear Again" (1942). Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Sonatas and Interludes/A Book of Music"
GET 411-1 2xLP $17.40
This includes two mid-1940s sets of compositions: the "Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano," performed by Joshua Pierce, and "A Book of Music for Two Prepared Pianos," performed by Joshua Pierce (left channel) and Maro Ajemian (right channel), and first released on the Tomato label in 1977. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 5301-1 LP $12.55
First time on vinyl! A rock and experimental homage to JOHN CAGE with stuff from a whole crew of likely and unlikely suspects: JOHN ZORN, AMY DENIO, LOU REED, DEBBIE HARRY, DAVID BYRNE, ANN MAGNUSON, JOHN CALE, LEE RENALDO, JELLO BIAFRA, EUGENE CHADBOURNE, JOEY RAMONE, ELLIOTT SHARP, ARTO LINDSAY and even more. Some do their own unique versions of Cage compositions, while others do songs inspired by or reminiscent of his work. This also includes 11 excerpts from Cage's "Silence" (recorded in December 1968) and "One Year From Monday" (recorded in March 1969). 25 tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
CB 1005-2 CD $10.70
Another blast of the Northwest past, this album of new wave electro-pop (led by SKY CRIES MARY keyboardist Gordon Raphael) was recorded in 1984, but remained unreleased until 1999. Echos of THOMAS DOLBY and NEW ORDER abound, but in a style all their own. (CHUCKIE BOY)
VMFM 55-2 CD $9.00
A mystery unit from Los Angeles. These dozen songs are to hostile electronic new-wave as the German Panzer division was to mechanized warfare. (VERMIFORM)
"Pieman Vs. the Light Bulb Men"
MO 01-2 CD5 $5.40
Kjehl was once the guitarist for such seminal bands as THE URINALS (later 100 FLOWERS) and TROTSKY ICEPICK. Here he does four edgy, driving tunes with plenty of melody and ironic lyrics, including a cover of PYLON's "Cool," mostly playing all the instruments himself. (MUSTARD ONLY)
LONG HIND LEGS
"3 Songs (and a Horse) Shot Right to Hell"
PNMV 18-7 7" $4.00
This re-issue of the first release by this Olympia group melds slow, dreamy melodies and vocals with extreme distortion guitar, acoustic guitar, and drone guitar. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
LONG HIND LEGS
"Charmed, I'm Sure"
PNMV 11-7 7" $4.00
It's 1985, or is it? LHL brings new wave into the 21st century. BOWIE meets PAVEMENT meets NEW ORDER, featuring Vern from UNWOUND. Recorded by JOHN GOODMANSON. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
"Memphis is Dead"
MTR 387-7 7" $4.00
Another Jay Reatard project: analog keyboards, raw guitars, tribal beats, bass overload. The evil twin of WIRE. Psychotic punk heavy on the gain, light on the garage. (EMPTY)
PNMV 10-1 LP $8.55
PNMV 10-2 CD $10.20
A masterpiece of new wave, with male-female vocals fronting a whirlwind of DEVO-ish guitar and choppy rhythm section. Their first full length, recorded by John Goodmanson (SLEATER-KINNEY, UNWOUND, TEAM DRESCH). (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
KRS 338-1 LP $8.85
KRS 338-2 CD $11.30
MOCKET is another hot punk rock new wave sensation from Olympia, in the tradition of bands like THE BANGS, THE NEED and LONG HIND LEGS. This is MOCKET's third record. The retro elements of their first two records are gone and they sound very current and millennial, not in an indie rock way, more like no wave, with Rachel from THE NEED's signature choppy rhythms and lots of samples and weird noises buried in those darkly creative catchy pop songs with a twist. They recorded this one themselves at home, and mixed it with John Goodmanson. (KILL ROCK STARS)
KRS 311-7 7" $4.00
The latest wave of the new wave of new wave. DEVO meets THE FALL and they got queasy stomach uncomfortableness because of it. (KILL ROCK STARS)
"Headfull of Pills"
KRS 326-7 7" $4.00
Synth-pop gem from 3 transplanted Brits now living in Olympia and NYC. (KILL ROCK STARS)
KPPD 001-1 12" pic disc $15.50
Three songs, "Disco 3000," "Spangle," and "Space Mushroom," on a full color 12" picture disc. Japanese import. (KIKIPOO)
"Kero! Kero! Kero!"
PAR 50020-2 CD $13.65
EX-GIRL is what happens when you drain all the pretense, stuck-upness and meanness out of no-wave and pump it full of wild'n'wicked day-glo whimsy. These three Japanese girls have a unique thing going on here that's getting a great response from critics, djs and audiences from all over. As bassist Kirilo says, "Kero kero kero is ribit ribit ribit! Please welcome to Planet Frog!" This is their 2nd CD. Japanese import. (COMPOZILA)
PQ 10010-2 CD5 $13.65
More total insanity from Japan's rockin' girl trio from Planet Frog! First they do a frantic cover of the '80s new wave hit by M, "Pop Muzik," followed by a 7-minute full-on disco remix featuring Robin Scott samples, and then pull out the stops for two completely crazed 5-minute originals, "Tozka" and "Swanky Spunky Slinky!" Japanese import. (HIBOOM)
BS 06-2 CD $10.50
Extreme free jazz for 2000! Tar Pit (THE UNSHOWN, ex-SKUMKID) on alto sax, Weasel Walter (FLYING LUTTENBACHERS, BOBBY CONN, etc.) on tenor sax and bass clarinet, Joe Shrapnel (ROYAL.SPACE.FORCE, PRIX) on synth, and Billy Sides (VxDx, ABORT PROTOCOL) on drums. A full hour of freeform carnage! (NO SIDES)
"Es Em, Ekel Em"
GER 009-2 CD $10.00
A summer 1999 recording by this Los Angeles avant-instro band that may bring to mind "Trout Mask Replica" era BEEFHEART, as well as New York no-wave like THE CONTORTIONS or DNA. (5 RUE CHRISTINE)
TRANS 0020-2 CD5 $6.00
Somewhat nervous, angular songs that manage to keep a playful mood, on the first recording by this Los Angeles avant-instro band, whose 2nd recording was released on the 5 Rue Christine label last summer. (TRANSPARENCY)
TMU 053-1 7" $4.00
TMU 053-2 CD $6.70
Stripped down Chicago no-wave from ex-members of ASSEMBLY LINE PEOPLE PROGRAM, and influenced by bands like BIRTHDAY PARTY, Y PANTS and THE CONTORTIONS. (TROUBLEMAN)
ITR 062-1 LP $8.70
ITR 062-2 CD $10.70
Country no-wave, as in CHARLIE FEATHERS backed by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. Courtesy of refugees from (among a long list of credits): SONIC YOUTH, HONEYMOON KILLERS, GUN CLUB, LITTLE PORKCHOP, STAB CITY. (IN THE RED)
LES BATON ROUGE
MUNSTER 7146-7 7" $4.85
These Portuguese girls combine BUSH TETRAS/CONTORTIONS-like New York no wave with MAGAZINE/WIRE-style British post punk. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Cactuses Come in Flocks"
AZ 02-1 LP $8.70
AZ 02-2 CD $10.70
Originally out on cassette in 1994 on the Scotch label Chocolate Monk, this early MELT-BANANA ooze has live recordings from a 1992 improv festival at Tokyo University, plus some 4-track stuff from 1994. Mystical awareness, hysterical screech, robotic attention to detail. (A-ZAP)
FM 001-2 CD $10.70
A CD re-release of the New York perennial hipster's original 1981 LP on Strazar Records. Using rough, ripping punk and metal riffs, tons of electronic effects a la ENO, crazed outer-space rants, and plenty more than enough volume, Von tore up the NYC club scene in the late '70s and early '80s with his freakish, often violent show. Here's a bit of a clue to what it was like. (FLEMISH MASTERS)
NOISE, ELECTRONIC, TECHNO
"Living in a Free World?"
MIXER 01-1 LP $9.00
One side of noisy electronic atmospherics, and another of noisy, overloaded and sometimes harsh electronic beats, often mixed with found sounds and tones, providing a constantly interesting complexity. Gray and black marbled vinyl, Dutch import. (MIXER)
ZIPPER SPY / BURNED MOHOKS
KK 001-1 2XLP $13.75
French techno-noise group BURNED MOHOKS throws down some primitive but noisy electronic beats, while American counterpart ZIPPER SPY, while no less rhythmic, emphasizes the noise even more, mixing in found sounds from a variety of sources. Each artist does 2 sides of this double LP. French import. (K.KTUS TRIBE)
ANTI EAR, THE
"The Anti Ear"
ANTIR 01-2 CD $5.90
BROWN WHORENET member Sucklens plays everything but instruments on this disc that may bring to mind a cross between ASMUS TIETCHENS and an ERNIE KOVACS comedy routine. When played loud it's definitely anti-ear but kooky. (MISC. LABELS)
BAZ / EDITH BUNKER'S DEMONIZED VOMIT INSURANCE
NSBQ 7-1 LP $9.60
Two sides of playful noise and goofing around with tape recorders. Instruments, bits of songs with dadaesque pre-adolescent lyrics, electronics, bashing on stuff, yelling, blowing on microphones, extreme distortion, you name it. This also comes with a CD-R, and who knows what the hell's on that. All the covers are handmade, there's a ton of inserts of various descriptions, and they only pressed 200. (NAUSCOPY)
"Fin de la Voix"
RRR 030901-2 CD $10.30
Ron and Jason collaborate with Chris Cooper, Greg Kelley, David Quinn and Vic Rawlings on five goofy noisefests. Lo-fi hijinx of every sort, junkyard riots, bestial trumpetings, rumblings, spacey ambiences and power electronics. Silkscreen covers on recycled backdrops, limited edition of 500. (RRR)
"Freedom's Just Another Word for Never Getting Paid"
ENTERRUPTION 6-2 CD $8.90
Another clangorous, heavy, and above all LOUD release from this long running Michigan experimental noise-rock group. Like thunder in a bottle, mixed with gasoline and bound for the pavement. (ENTERRUPTION)
RUBBER O CEMENT
"Thylakoid Hubcaps n' Chloroblast!!"
RUBOCD 03-2 CD $6.55
Synth collage goes ambient, just before 30 ton whoopee cushions rain down. This is their 3rd CD-R release, and it comes in a handmade, glued together package that includes an old superhero comic book. (MISC. LABELS)
PSR 007-2 CD $9.50
The main ingredients: FLYING LUTTENBACHERS, BROWN WHORENET, GOLDEN ARM TRIO, PONG, CHEER ACCIDENT. Flavorings: RUBBER O CEMENT, TARANTISM, CHLORGESCHLECT. Filler: TRANSFORMER LOOTBAG, SWITCH HITTER, STERLING, ZULU AS KONO, VAZ, DARIN GRAY, SICBAY. (PERVERTED SON)
NOISE, EXPERIMENTAL RE-ISSUES
CHRISTINA KUBISCH & FABRIZIO PLESSI
AMPERE 10-2 CD $12.00
Created for a tape background to a live performance, this is multiplexed, looped, superimposed ambient soundtracks of different durations, generating continuous layers of sound with minimal variations. (AMPERSAND)
"La Maquina de Cantar"
AMPERE 11-2 CD $12.00
A 2 track masterpiece of multilayered sci-fi epic glop from this Argentine electronic composer, produced in the 1970s for the Cramps label's legendary Nova Musiche series, this runs the gamut from SCHNITZLER-like textures and layering to progressive pop. (AMPERSAND)
AMPERE 12-2 CD $12.00
The first CD release of this Czech artist's groundbreaking work of art damage, begun in the mid 1960s with severely altered phonograph records, and continuing with mutated, cut-and-paste musical scores. (AMPERSAND)
STENCH BAND, THE
"Pray for the Fred"
STENCH 01-1 LP $14.00
A Lincoln NE band that played and recorded from 1971-73, this basement psych outfit was heavily influenced by BEEFHEART and ZAPPA. This LP collects the tracks from their lone 7" plus a bunch of unreleased material, all of it pretty strange. Maybe if CAROLINER had been recording in the early '70s, they might have sounded a bit like this. Limited pressing of only 300, all signed and numbered. (MISC. LABELS)
CPR 707-1 LP $9.60
The first full-length from LT. PREY (aka LETTUCE PREY), a long-time veteran of the mid-Atlantic noise-pop scene (including stints in THE LILYS and CATERPILLAR). Plenty of lo-fi psych/pop/drone here, as he plays all the instruments himself and writes all the songs (except for one ENO cover). Limited edition of 300, in handscreened cover with art by Chris Rice of "Halana" and "Yakuza" magazine fame. (CATSUP PLATE)
RUNAWAY WEINER DOG
"Here Be Monsters"
RWD 1002-7 7" $3.55
Ten short, jumpy, hyperactive, neurotic rants disguised as songs about stuff like limping falcons, drinking pickle juice, Harriet Tubman, and orange taxi cabs. Toy casios collide headlong with more "regular" instruments played in a very unregular way. May tend to remind you of HALF JAPANESE, but so what. (IMPEDANCE)
"City of Sorrows"
VHF 39-2 CD $10.70
Stark and sultry songs from the queen of New Zealand hazed-out melancholy. Her first release since 1995, after several on the Xpressway, IMD, and Turbulence labels. (VHF)
SV 18-2 CD $7.75
The tense, jittery noise-jazz soundtrack to the short film, with music by FATHER PANIK and LAUGHING MAN. Sax, bass and drums, with a bit of samples, keyboards and noise thrown in. (SMOG VEIL)
AMPS FOR CHRIST
VMFM 51-2 CD $9.00
Henry Barnes (MAN IS THE BASTARD, BASTARD NOISE) returns from the Republic of Jeering Schoolchildren to rowboat his way through new configurations of musnik, folksore and mossy, primeval noise. Now includes Tara Tikkitavi on the vocals and Chinese piano. Playing regionally in S. California, and soon to appear apparition like, on your front porch at 10 p.m. (VERMIFORM)
TMU 042-1 10" $8.85
TMU 042-2 CD $7.85
The debut album from this uniquely chaotic Brooklyn noise/hardcore band that's been described as VOID meets HARRY PUSSY. The vinyl comes with a deluxe full color 16-page giant booklet, and the CD has the same booklet CD-sized. (TROUBLEMAN)
BLACK DICE / ERASE ERRATA
TMU 080-7 7" $4.00
Brooklyn's BLACK DICE have evolved from a straight hardcore band into a very interesting and brutal noisecore unit reminiscent of HARRY PUSSY, THROBBING GRISTLE, and MERZBOW. Their sound keeps changing and this record finds them at their creative peak using soundbites and tape loops to create an insane and chaotic experience. San Francisco's ERASE ERRATA offer two exclusive tracks not on their upcoming full length. Their sound blends all the best elements of punk, new wave, and disco. Fans of the Rough Trade/99 Records/Y Records sound will not be disappointed. Amazing cover art as well. Pressed in an edition of 1000 copies. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Come See the Duck"
BAN 001-7 7" $4.20
Kill Rock Stars' most unpredictable band journeys deep into the collective conscious of rock & roll. Pleasing or painful? Good or Evil? Pop or rock? DEERHOOF is one of those bands that refuse to provide an answer. (BANANO)
KRS 343-2 CD $11.30
Fairy-tale no-wave melody chiseled down to stark naked simplicity, heartbreakingly beautiful and brutally direct at the same time. Their 3rd full album. (KILL ROCK STARS)
KRS 343-7 7" $4.00
A duo of Sharon Crenshaw (ex-RED EYE and SUTURE) on guitar, vocals and electronics, and Juliana Bright on drums. Angular guitar, tape loops, impassioned melodic vocals and driving beat. Previous releases on Dischord and Decomposition. (KILL ROCK STARS)
OSTIN 01-2 CD $11.00
This German band might remind you of SKULLFLOWER in some ways, though their overwhelming noise-rock tsunamis are more atmospheric in tone, almost lighter than air. Very nice 16 page booklet with each page illustrating a song with striking imagery. German import. (OSTINATO)
GANG WIZARD / ROSE FOR BOHDAN
ACME 95-7 7" $4.00
ROSE FOR BOHDAN tweak through 3 twisted tracks, with a shocking cover of a HEAVENS TO BETSY classic. GANG WIZARD play 2 shrill numbers that establish what garage would sound like if it were good. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
LOCUST / MELT BANANA, THE
GSL 48-7 7" $5.15
Japanese noisecore-freakout icons MELT BANANA share this platter with San Diego's THE LOCUST, with full color art by Sam McPheeters of BORN AGAINST. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
LOS CINCOS / GOGOGOAIRHEART
SFTRI 580-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 580-2 CD $9.65
LOS CINCOS focus on their CAN and FAUST influences, fusing them with WIRE-like edgy guitar and haunted dub. GOGOGOAIRHEART only does 2 songs, but one of them is 17 minutes of Krautrockian intrigue. (SYMPATHY)
"Speak Squeak Creak"
AZ 04-1 LP $8.70
AZ 04-2 CD $11.30
A re-release of their 1994 debut album, this Japanese freakazoid group takes cues from punk, no wave and rock, fashioning short but sweet speed rush hybrids from their thoroughly unconventional use of guitar, bass, drums and vocals. First release on KK Null's Nux label, and now on vinyl for the first time. (A-ZAP)
AZ 03-1 LP $8.70
AZ 03-2 CD $11.30
The 3rd self-released album by this well-known and long-running Japanese avant-abrasive psycho-noise-mania outfit. (A-ZAP)
MISS HIGH HEEL
"Split Wax Cylinder, Inscribed: The Beast 661"
BS 02-2 CD $10.00
A one-time-only no wave/grindcore supergroup, recorded at a Chicago radio station in 1996, and featuring Tom Smith (TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN L.A.), Marlon Magas (LAKE OF DRACULA, COUCH), AZita (SCISSOR GIRLS, BRIDE OF NONO), and three members of the FLYING LUTTENBACHERS: William Pisarri, Chuck Falzone and Weasel Walter. A true period piece of the Chicago noisecore underground! (NO SIDES)
ACME 75-7 7" $4.00
Really just one guy (Eric Copeland), THE NINJAS produce noisy guitar racket with a very poppy edge. This is as clangy and lively as their 12", and is a taste of what the upcoming CD will sound like. 2 exclusive tracks! (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS
"30 Seconds of..."
OFF 1-7 7" $4.00
7 tracks in an astounding 30 seconds; 30 seconds of noisecore mayhem and innovation of format, playable at any speed. This one sided 7" leaves the listener as satisfied as Frank Zappa did with 2 LPs worth of material on "Freak Out!" What the hell can you really do with 10 minutes of noisecore that you can't do with 30 seconds, anyway? (PERPLEXING)
"Hey! Bob! My Friend!"
AM 070-P pic LP $8.25
AM 070-2 CD $9.00
Visually, a Japanese equivalent to DEVO, right down to the yellow jumpsuits! Musically, an indescribable mixture of electronic wizardry, mixed with the aggressiveness of fellow countrymen the BOREDOMS, raw guitars, and tons of energy, more like MELT BANANA or the UK's infamous RANCID HELL SPAWN (without the raunchy humor). Funny thing is that this could appease an electronica crowd. The vinyl is a full color picture disc! (ASIAN MAN)
DOG 005-2 CD $7.75
POLKACIDE is what happens when a bunch of punks, musical oddballs and confirmed barflies gets turned on to trad polka. Outrageous, gut-busting humor, really great, high-energy playing, and attitude all over the place. This ain't your grandma's polka band, kiddo. If anybody cares, this is their 2nd album, released some 13 years after the first. How's that for drunken procrastination? (DOGPATCH)
PRC 041-1 LP $8.85
PRC 041-2 CD $10.20
Two former members of FRANKLIN and THE SCIENCE OF gather help from nearly a dozen other Philadelphia musicians for this collection of bedroom fantasy, pop wanderings and densely packed compositions. (POLYVINYL)
ANDY G. & THE ROLLER KINGS
"Andy G. & The Roller Kings"
SFTRI 647-1 10" $7.70
SFTRI 647-2 CD $8.00
Aggro-pop sock-hop'n'roll from the DEVIL DOGS alumni that might be MITCH RYDER meets PHIL SPECTOR, or maybe THE SAINTS meet Motown with this very full, over-the-top sound. (SYMPATHY)
OS 2202-2 CD $10.80
Straight-ahead modern rock from Los Angeles, influenced by THE CULT, U2, THE CURE, and THE BEATLES. (ORANGE SKY)
"Light Years Away"
AM 063-7 7" $4.20
Virginia indie rock and pop that draws on influences like THE SMITHS, CARDIGANS, THE BEATLES, BELLE & SEBASTIAN and SONIC YOUTH. (ASIAN MAN)
ATARI STAR, THE
"And Other Smaller, Brighter Worlds"
JFR 061-2 CD $9.65
Swirling, gentle pop songs coupled with bittersweet lyrics, this expands even further upon the melodic pop textures of their 2001 debut. This is straight forward pop, so do not expect a bunch of indie noise or noodling. You can expect touching, almost quirky at times pop, as if WEEZER were a bit softer, and alot cooler. The arrangements are also accented by perfectly placed piano, organ, and synth; so perfectly it's hard to notice at times, while at other times, bright piano chords or spooky synths are featured. Recorded by Chicago engineer Jeremy Lemos, whose other credits include STEREOLAB, JOAN OF ARC, SMOG, and JIM O'ROURKE. (JOHANN'S FACE)
ATARI STAR, THE
"Shrp Knf Cts Mtns"
JFR 055-2 CD $9.65
Chiming guitar melodies, piano, strings and simple pop beats on these 10 lush new songs, following up the "Moving in the Still Frame" EP. (JOHANN'S FACE)
SFTRI 616-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 616-2 CD $9.65
LA singer Lisa Jenio (ex-STOOL PIGEONS, ex-PUSSYWILLOWS, ex-RONNIE SPECTOR backup singer) puts together a new band with a sound somewhere between the aforementioned RONNIE SPECTOR and ELVIS COSTELLO. (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 648-2 CD $9.65
Led by the songwriting tandem of CocoButter Khan and Oily Chi (SPACESHITS), and also including Dorrito Dan (SEXAREENOS, SPACESHITS), Choyce (SEXAREENOS, DAYLIGHT LOVERS), guitarist Cheddy (SCAT RAG BOOSTERS), and the vocals of Jenna Roker. 13 heart thumping, hip grinding, head bopping numbers sure to catch even the most discriminate aficionados of the rock and roll off guard. (SYMPATHY)
KIRBY GRIPS, THE
"The Cherry Stem Concertos"
SFTRI 603-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 603-2 CD $9.65
Three pop ballerinas vividly displaying their hearts on their sleeves with catchy, hip-shaking numbers and dreamy, shimmering odes to lost love. Influences from '60s girl group pop, Arabic twists and turns, Latin rumbas, blues and early melodic punk. (SYMPATHY)
"Treat Me to Some Life"
FT 32-2 CD $10.20
Mostly laid-back songs built on gentle riffs and warm guitar lines, with some more fiery moments. This is their 4th album. (FILE 13)
"Here's to Another Year"
MUSICK 015-2 CD $10.30
Melodic mod-pop from Evan Foster's (of BOSS MARTIANS) other band. SMALL FACES and CHEAP TRICK meet in the year 2000 and rock you hard. (MUSICK)
"Songs About the Letter W"
PUG 008-2 CD $7.20
Quirky pop, lounge pop, '60s-oid garage/psych pop, '80s-ish wave/pop, yadayada. The cover only lists 4 songs, but there's 14 tracks here, some of which are different versions of the same songs. (SPAM)
"Pinkos and Faggots"
MTR 385-7 7" $4.00
Vocalist/guitarist Vanessa (ex-BELL) and drummer/vocalist Steve (ex GITS) fuse pop and punk into something a bit like the early acoustic punk of VIOLENT FEMMES. Limited to 500 copies. (EMPTY)
"Logic & Loss"
AM 065-2 CD $9.00
MEALTICKET ditches their singer for this mix of THE KNACK, RICK SPRINGFIELD, and THE FOO FIGHTERS, with sweet melodies complimented by keyboards and horns. (ASIAN MAN)
"She Talks to Rainbows"
KRS 348-2 CD5 $7.70
The first solo recording since 1989 by the somewhere-beyond-legendary RONNIE SPECTOR. This EP, produced by Joey Ramone, includes one of Joey's songs, a JOHNNY THUNDERS song, a duet with Joey, and her first-ever recording of the song BRIAN WILSON wrote for her, "Don't Worry Baby." (KILL ROCK STARS)
SEAN NA NA
"Return of the Unicorn"
TMU 061-2 CD5 $6.70
More brooding hatred masked by sugary sweet pop hooks from the 22 year old tunesmith, with some beats and loops added to a couple of songs. (TROUBLEMAN)
SIG TRANSIT GLORIA
"Sig Transit Gloria"
JFR 053-2 CD $9.65
More sugary keyboard pop candy, sunny melodies and teenage angst from this Chicago band. (JOHANN'S FACE)
KRS 363-2 CD $11.30
This 4-girl combo does guitar pop with '60s girl-group vocals that might sound like FRANCOISE HARDY fronting THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. (KILL ROCK STARS)
"Poised to Break"
PRC 037-1 LP $8.25
PRC 037-2 CD $9.65
Ten songs ranging from pop punk to new wave to jangly, eclectic, quixotic and personal. (POLYVINYL)
TEENAGE FANCLUB & JAD FAIR
"Words of Wisdom and Hope"
VIRUS 274-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 274-2 CD $10.50
In 1999, Jad Fair and THE FANCLUB'S Norman Blake discussed joining forces to record an album, one that would certainly be blessed by the guardian angels of pop songcraft. Here it is! 12 tracks of pure pop delight, recorded at Riverside Studios in TF's hometown of Glasgow, Scotland. And don't worry, word is YO LA TENGO is back in the studio too, as we speak. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
SFTRI 621-1 10" $8.40
SFTRI 621-2 CD5 $8.45
Sweet pop meets crunchy rock in these girl's blend of beautiful vocals, soaring guitars and throbbing rhythms that might remind you of THE MUFFS, BUCK, or THE CHUBBIES. (SYMPATHY)
"Nancy Sinatra's Hits"
MR 7111-7 7" $5.70
PANSY DIVISION with Calvin Johnson, LOS COYOTE MEN, TWIN PRINCESS and ATOM RHUMBA cover Nancy's hits (2 of them penned by Lee Hazlewood). Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
SFTRI 569-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 569-2 CD $9.65
From Japan comes a mix of RAMONES and the female pop singers like ANNETTE and JACKIE DE SHANNON of the early '60s. The singer has a pretty dizzy musical sensibility with a unique high-pitched delivery that works in perfect contrast to her band's no-frills '77 style buzzsaw punk assault. There is nothing earth-shattering here. Instead, they boldly cover familiar territory, but they've added their own fascinating twist. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Fed Up With High School Days"
SFTRI 571-7 7" $4.00
A fun, fast, and furious taste of the upcoming album from Japan's ultra cool girl group. PHIL SPECTOR-era RAMONES bop graciously infused with a dizzy/quirky female vocal that is pure bliss. Limited to 1000 colored vinyl copies. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
CF 040-1 LP $8.40
All RAMONES covers, limited edition of 1700. (COLDFRONT)
SFTRI 573-7 7" $4.00
LA's hotshit upstarts appear to be a genuine sensation, with acclaim from Flipside, Billboard, and nominations in BAM including best indie album. 2 love songs for the romantically afflicted. Limited to 1200 (colored vinyl). (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
FACE TO FACE
VR 326-1 10" $7.75
Six songs recorded live at unannounced shows in small clubs, complete with all the ad-libbing, audience participation, chaos, ragin' melodic punk and general lunacy you'd expect. (VAGRANT)
MUNSTER 7122-7 7" $5.70
A 4-song sampling of THE FASTBACKS unique pop punk combination of classic '77 punk, '60s girl group pop, and '70s glam rock. Two originals, plus a SUPERSUCKERS cover and a GUIDED BY VOICES cover. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"The Day that Didn't Exist"
MR 164-1 LP $9.60
MR 164-2 CD $11.90
An absolute-tail-end-of-the-millennium album from Seattle's pop punk royalty. The CD has 10 live bonus tracks that aren't on the LP. LP gatefold jacket, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
BS 019-2 CD $8.35
SCREECHING WEASEL meets BLINK 182 pop punk from this New York band. (BAD STAIN)
AM 059-2 CD $9.00
Ex-members of BAXTER and THE BROADWAYS leave behind the politics, and try on some early JAWBREAKER and CRIMPSHRINE sounds. Their 2nd album. (ASIAN MAN)
ND 23-2 CD $6.55
A solo project from Craigums of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?, with 24 funny, poppy but rockin' songs mostly about girlfriends and other dude stuff. (NEW DISORDER)
MR LR10-2 CD $9.65
Pop punk and monster ballads, a little like THE SMITHS meets EXCUSE 17 meets FUGAZI, from this Massachusetts female trio. (MR. LADY)
MRLR 08-7 7" $4.00
The favorite dyke pop punk band of their homotown of Northampton, MA. Sara Cooper, Sara Shaw and Rachel Cohen play songs that are catchy, danceable and wicked cool. THE MOVES also kick off the new Mr. Lady comp, with a full length coming next year. (MR. LADY)
NEW BAD THINGS
"Freemason Love Triangle"
PNMV 03-7 7" $4.00
Find out for yourself why this band has delighted the Northwest for years with their style of slightly out-of-tune, loose pop music. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
"'Til I Die"
AM 062-1 LP $8.25
AM 062-2 CD $9.00
Their 3rd release on Asian Man, it's been out for a year in Japan already, selling over 100,000 copies. The sound? Imagine SCREECHING WEASEL and THE SPECIALS doing a tango. (ASIAN MAN)
VIRUS 223-7 7" $4.00
Karen and Terry, the rhythm section of the mighty THRALL, have created these 2 riveting pop songs delivered the way they know best: dirty guitar, hypnotic charm. "Aggresso-glam." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Words and Terms"
WR 1383-2 CD $10.10
The first full-length from this popular East Bay pop-punk outfit. Cohesive, mid-tempo or faster tunes with firm roots in the punk scene. Previous 7" on Cheetah's. (WINGNUT)
"Look Back and Laugh"
ND 24-2 CD $6.55
The 2nd album from this Indiana pop punk outfit. Catchy and fun but not stupid, the guitarist and bassist trade light-hearted female vocals, sometimes with both singing completely different lines at once. 12 songs, little gatefold sleeve with lyric insert. (NEW DISORDER)
KRS 313-7 7" $4.00
New band from Tammy and Robin of KILLSYBIL and THE EXECUTIONERS. Off-key pop from Seattle scenesters. As usual, limited to this pressing only. (KILL ROCK STARS)
AM 048-7 7" $4.20
AM 048-2 CD5 $6.10
From Chiba, Japan, SOFTBALL is an all girl trio that has the distinction of being the only Japanese high school punk band to record and tour in the U.S. Very Japan-pop, they're a cross between the punkier sound of SHONEN KNIFE and the pop punk sound of other Japanese bands like SUPERSNAZZ and THE BANANA ERECTORS. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 050-1 LP $8.25
AM 050-2 CD $9.00
An all-girl trio of high school kids from Chiba, Japan, with a cross between the punkier sound of SHONEN KNIFE and the pop punk of other Japanese bands like SUPERSNAZZ and THE BANANA ERECTORS. (ASIAN MAN)
TALES FROM THE BIRDBATH
"Baron Von Birdbath"
MTR 373-1 LP $8.85
MTR 373-2 CD $9.65
Hold onto your hats SICKO fans! Ean Sicko is continuing on after the breakup with this next best thing to a SICKO reunion. Power pop to the max! An all-star lineup with former members of FASTBACKS and POSIES. (EMPTY)
"Another Day, Another Sorry State"
SKIP 89-1 LP $8.55
SKIP 89-2 CD $10.20
Emo/pop-punk from Japan played at breakneck speed with memorable melodies, in the tradition of AVAIL, DILLINGER 4, or JAWBREAKER. Ex members of JUST ONE DAY, BLEW and MIDDISHADE. (BROKEN)
"Mailorder is Still Fun!"
AM 041-2 CD $4.35
El-super-cheapo Asian Man sampler with 28 tracks by BLUE MEANIES, ALKALINE TRIO, JOHNNY SOCKO, KOREA GIRL, THE CHINKEES, LET'S GO BOWLING, LESS THAN JAKE, SLAPSTICK, BLINDSPOT, BRUCE LEE BAND, MU330, SLOW GHERKIN, LINK 80, THE BROADWAYS, and a bunch more! (ASIAN MAN)
"Time is Cool"
SKIP 78-1 LP $8.55
SKIP 78-2 CD $9.65
Shimo's new band, formed after SPROCKET WHEEL broke up, which MRR said "is a more poppy out of control FUEL meets RITES OF SPRING...Raw, tuneful and beautiful." Expanding on and surpassing the sound of SPROCKET with great songwriting, and the addition of the impassioned female vocals from Asuka. Chaotic yet poppy guitar driven songs with a strong rhythm section might bring to mind J CHURCH. (BROKEN)
SP 012-7 7" $4.85
The 2nd single by these snotty teenage punkers from Norway, highly influenced by The Hard Ons, with a cover from those Aussie thugs on the flipside. Features members of THE YUM YUMS and ABUSERS. Spanish import. (SAFETY PIN)
YUM YUMS, THE
"Pop for Yummies"
SCAP 057-7 7" $4.70
This Scandinavian pop-punk sensation includes members of KWYET KINGS, WONDERFOOLS and VIKINGS, and sounds a bit like the poppier half of the RAMONES mixing it up with THE PLIMSOULS. German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
KRS 346-1 LP+7" $8.85
KRS 346-2 CD $11.30
This London band massages it's bruised collective psyche in public. Keywords lifted from record company hype: passion, soul, despair, shaky, drunk, tearstained, jagged, melancholic, loneliness, lost love, dreams. You get the picture. (KILL ROCK STARS)
"Everything is Temporary"
FT 808-1 LP $12.55
A 15 track collection of studio outtakes, radio broadcasts and home recordings from the massive tape archive of this cult figure. Liner notes by Nikki Sudden. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
KRS 361-2 CD $11.30
A solo recording from the vocalist of the amazing MECCA NORMAL, done entirely as improvisation, where she plays guitar, sax, piano, synth and drums, as well as sings. (KILL ROCK STARS)
"Underdogs and Infidels"
KRS 347-2 CD $11.30
A bunch of people from a bunch of usual-suspect Portland bands; a "bleak and ruthless" amalgam of ENO, JOY DIVISION, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MORRICONE, SCOTT WALKER and maybe TINDERSTICKS. (KILL ROCK STARS)
GRAVITY 36-1 LP $8.25
GRAVITY 36-2 CD $9.00
Very original band possibly inviting comparisons to such groundbreaking bands as SUICIDE, TELEVISION, PIL, or THE CURE. Care and passion, without pretension. (GRAVITY)
THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282
FT 809-1 LP $12.55
Live recordings, studio outtakes and home recordings from this famously kooky California combo, including their own version of MORRICONE's "A Fistful of Dollars." 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
THREE DAY STUBBLE
"The Figshta Diaries"
NRM 003-2 CD $8.90
The little old nerd rock band from San Francisco, Texas, hauls forth its 3rd CD of personality crisis and social stigmatism. Awkward and maladjusted for nearly two decades, THREE DAY STUBBLE ventures into the realm of nerd rock opera, with this story of a girl's painful rejection by family and society, her loss of mental health and ultimate, if ambiguous, redemption. (NERD ROCK)
"A Single History"
KRS 345-1 LP $8.85
KRS 345-2 CD $11.30
This compiles their singles and very rare compilation tracks from 1991 to 1997 from a variety of labels, including an impossibly rare self-released cassette. (KILL ROCK STARS)
"Gravity 37 Compilation Video"
GRAVITY 37-2 CD5 $6.40
The CD has the video soundtrack by MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT, THE MAKE UP, MONORCHID and CROM-TECH, plus something from former HEROIN singer Matt A., with live multitrack recordings of each band and studio recordings of MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT. The video is listed in the videos section. (GRAVITY)
AU PAIRS, THE
"Equal But Different: BBC Sessions 1979-81"
RPM 139-2 CD $13.00
Previously unreleased sessions taped for John Peel, Richard Skinner & David Jensen. Re-workings of studio tracks along with material never recorded elsewhere. Discography included in special fold out booklet. 20 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
AU PAIRS, THE
"Sense & Sensuality"
RPM 111-2 CD $13.00
Includes the 2nd part of the band's history (written by journalist Martin Aston), the whole of the 2nd album plus what remains of the abandoned 3rd album. 16 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
"Weniger ist Mehr"
BAUWEN 79-1 LP $11.20
Eight studio demo tracks recorded in London in 1979 ("In the Night," "A God in an Alcove," "Dark Entries," "Telegram Sam," "Nerves," "Honeymoon Croon," "Kamikazi Drive," "Sows"), plus an alternate mix of "Hollow Hills" and a rare cover of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky." Nice cover art, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
GET 82-1 LP $9.60
Eleven BBC tracks recorded in the mid '80s, with many of that era's best known tracks, including the hit single "Sensoria." Using the BBC's in house producers and engineers, this has a minimum of overdubs, midway between a studio and live performance. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Les Bains Douches"
GET 79-1 2xLP $17.40
Their 2nd proper live album, this was recorded December 18, 1979 at the legendary Les Bains Douches in Paris, and contains 16 tracks including "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "Atmosphere," "Transmission," "Shadowplay," "24 Hours," and more. Liner notes by Anthony Wilson. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram blue vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Art of Walking"
GET 81-1 LP $12.55
Their 4th album, this was first out on Rough Trade in 1980, and marks the debut of RED KRAYOLA guitarist/mastermind Mayo Thompson in the group, replacing original guitarist Tom Herman. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Seven Types of Ambiguity"
RPM 109-2 CD $13.00
The word "red" being somewhat operative, these guitarists played humanist, political songs in contrast to the shallow narcissism of the New Romantic synth groups occupying Britain at the time. Comprised of BBC sessions recorded for John Peel and others 1983-1985, this also includes the original studio version of their 1983 debut 45 "Good Technology." UK import. (RPM)
WIRE 154-1 LP $11.20
One of the first and in some ways most extreme of the early British punk bands, WIRE jumped into post-punk with both feet in their 3rd album, out in 1979. Still edgy and nervous, this also has a clean, almost chamber music tone that might recall ROXY MUSIC. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
MR 7113-7 7" $4.85
Alex gets down with his eccentric but rockin' title tune, and then does an original and noisy version of THE SEEDS "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" on the flip. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
ALL SYSTEMS GO!
"All Systems Go!"
CF 023-2 CD $10.10
Three guys from THE DOUGHBOYS and BIG DRILL CAR join forces to recreate the sound of hardline power pop. (COLDFRONT)
TIC 001-7 7" $4.15
Pure power pop for pow people! Late '70s-early '80s-style sing-alongs for the whole damn party, with all the hooky melody, bouncy energy and polka dot shirts you could want. Limited to 500. (THERAPEUTIC)
AKARMA 028-1 LP $17.25
Featuring Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, this first BIG STAR album was released on the Ardent label in 1972. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AKARMA 029-1 LP $17.25
The 2nd album by this very influential Alex Chilton band, first released in 1974. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Christmas In My Heart"
SFTRI 601-7 7" $4.00
Oops, the looming inevitable Xmas single, this one by LA's hotshit power pop trio. A country-twang original, a cover of "Santa Baby" ala EARTHA KITT, and a souped-up version of "Father Christmas." (SYMPATHY)
MR 144-1 LP $9.60
This contemporary Australian trio makes '70s-style pop and power pop that will probably remind you of ALEX CHILTON. Gatefold sleeve, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Between the Cracks, Vol. 1"
MR 177-1 LP $12.55
A collection of power pop gems, including outtakes, unreleased tracks etc. by the legendary Twilley and his band. Extra-heavy 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Pure Pop for Punk People"
SFTRI 652-2 CD $9.65
Punked up California pop akin to THE FASTBACKS and NIKKI AND THE CORVETTES. THE EXCESSORIES prove that power pop can be loud, raucous, and of course a whole lot of fun. Featuring Melanie Bruck (SLUTS FOR HIRE) on guitar and vocals, Rich Coffee (TOMMYKNOCKERS/GIZMOS) on lead guitar, ex-REDD KROSS/SUPERKOOLS Janet Housden on bass, and Roy J. Morgan (NEUROTICS/COUNTDOWNS) on drums. Nothing succeeds like excess! (SYMPATHY)
FULL TIME MEN / THE MASTER PLAN, THE
"The Fabulous Sounds of Coney Island"
BRS 005-7 7" $4.35
THE FULL TIME MEN is really Keith Streng, Ken Fox and Bill Milhizer from the FLESHTONES, and THE MASTER PLAN is the same guys joined by ANDY SHERNOFF, mastermind of the legendary DICTATORS. Together these New York rock'n'roll veterans do 4 songs in tribute to the Coney Island boardwalk! (BLOOD RED)
GAIN / CRUSHSTORY, THE
702 20-7 7" $3.80
Fast, energetic powerpop to the max from these two bands, who contribute 2 songs each. The GAIN you know from their many other releases over the past few years, and Reno outfit CRUSHSTORY is coming up fast. (702)
KWYET KINGS, THE
"Been Where? Done What?"
ID 123374-2 CD $10.80
The 3rd album from this veteran Norwegian power pop outfit, originally out on vinyl on the German label Screaming Apple in June '98, and now available on CD here. (DIONYSUS)
KWYET KINGS, THE
ID 123386-2 CD $10.80
A collection of non-album tracks by this Norwegian power-pop outfit who often get compared to '70s-early '80s groups like THE BOYS, FLAMIN' GROOVIES and THE REAL KIDS, with touches of '60s mod/pop like early WHO. (DIONYSUS)
PLUS ONES / TRAVOLTAS, THE
AM 081-2 CD $4.30
Three new power pop tracks from the East Bay's PLUS ONES, comprised of MR. T EXPERIENCE refugee Joel Reader, Scotty Hay, and Danny Panic. The Netherlands' TRAVOLTAS also check in with their RAMONES-WEEZER BEACH BOYS style pop punk. (ASIAN MAN)
"Whatever Happened to Power Pop"
KOGA 040-2 CD $11.30
Fronted by guitarist/singer Koji of the famed TWEEZERS (his primary band), here's a great rockin' slab of '70s-style power pop as if the decade had never gone away. Japanese import. (KOGA)
YUM YUMS, THE
"Back to Rosie"
SP 011-7 7" $4.85
From Oslo, Norway, comes possibly the best European power pop band, with lotsa punk'n'roll hooks. An original on the A side, and covers of 2 songs by THE SWEET and THE BARRACUDAS on the flip. Spanish import. (SAFETY PIN)
POWER POP RE-ISSUES
"So Far Away"
CHORDSO 01-1 LP $11.20
This re-issue of this 1980 UK power pop classic includes 4 bonus cuts taken from two 7" releases, and uses the full color artwork from the rare German pressing! Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
BEAT 02-1 LP $11.20
A re-issue of this very rare UK powerpop album, first released in 1979 on the Stortbeat label. This also includes the tracks from both of their 7" releases (one of which, "Best Friend," was comped on "England Belongs to Me vol. 1"). Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
BAST 02-1 LP $12.55
All of this Portland power pop band's 1979-81 studio tracks; BEATLES style melodies meet punk attack. Italian import. (BACKSTREET)
CB 1008-2 CD $10.70
Originally known as THE HEATERS, this now-obscure late-'70s, early '80s Seattle powerpop outfit played tuneful stuff influenced by DAVE EDMUNDS, NICK LOWE, ELVIS COSTELLO, and other British punky pop groups of the era, but with a more wistful edge. This collects a bunch of studio tracks, with extensive liner notes by Seattle Times music columnist Erik Lacitis. Also on LP as an import on the Backstreet label. (CHUCKIE BOY)
MKDR 078-1 LP $11.60
A re-issue of the best album by this rockin' '70s UK punk/power pop band, originally out on MCA in 1978. Pressed on 220 gram vinyl, with all the original artwork. Italian import. (MALKODIRIA)
MONKSUK 01-1 LP $12.25
Not to be confused with the '60s garage psych band, this late-'70s group was formed by the rhythm section from UK '70s rockers STRAWBS as a joke to make fun of the punk trend which was sweeping England. It's pretty funny and rockin' powerpop, with songs like "Johnny B. Rotten," "Drugs in My Pocket," and "Nice Legs, Shame About Her Face." Very limited Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"That's What Friends are For"
MOODOG 01-1 LP $11.20
A re-issue of this very rare UK power pop album, originally released only in Germany. Includes 3 non-LP bonus tracks taken from 7" releases! Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
SATL 4012-1 LP $11.20
A re-issue of the only album by these glam-punk-powerpop legends, including bonus tracks from their 7" releases. Occasionally wanders, or pogos, into a not at all depressingly sober X-RAY SPEX zone. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
PENN 10002-1 10" $13.65
The official vinyl re-issue of the 1976 power pop classic "Hangin' on the Telephone," plus two studio bonus cuts from 1977: 6 great songs total! The band included Paul Collins (later to form THE BEAT), Peter Case (later of THE PLIMSOULS), and Jack Lee (of solo fame), which is probably why it's so damn expensive. Remastered from the original tapes, with rare photos, liner notes, and a reproduction of the band's tour poster. Spanish import. (PENNIMAN)
BAST 01-1 10" $12.00
This re-issues the 1979 "Christine" 7", plus 6 previously unreleased studio tracks by this New York City power pop outfit. The HEARTBREAKER's Jerry Nolan drums on one track. Italian import. (BACKSTREET)
"A Million Miles Away"
MR 7134-7 7" $5.70
A re-issue of their best and most popular single; this little power pop gem made it to #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982. In a high quality, full color picture sleeve. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Powerpop: Volume Two"
RPM 163-2 CD $13.00
This re-issues the albums "Side 3" and "Starting Over" (with its million selling single "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)"). The 2-volume project contains THE RASPBERRIES entire Capitol output from 1971-74. 19 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
DDO 1621-1 LP $11.60
A re-issue of the first album by Northern Ireland's great teen-punk heroes, including their hit "Teenage Kicks" and 14 others, originally released on Sire in 1979. Pressed on heavy 220 gram vinyl. Spanish import. (DISCOS DEL ORO)
"Powerpearls Vol. 2"
PEARL 02-1 LP $11.20
18 more irresistible Mod and power-pop must-haves from an international cast of characters: MODERNS, PROTEX, VERTEBRATS, GO, SHIVERS, LEFTOVERS, JAGS, NAMES and more. Each track ultra-rare and highly sought-after. (POWERPEARLS)
"Powerpearls Vol. 4"
PEARL 04-1 LP $11.20
More rare, totally collectible tracks of pure power pop, 1977-81, from TUNNELRUNNERS, 23 JEWELS, ELEVATORS, CUBAN HEELS, FINGERS, SINGLES, BLUE PETER, DIESTINCT, INNOCENTS, KEYS, X-CONZ, GENEVA, BABI JAR, CIGARETTES, VICE CREEMS, PRINCES OF PEACE, RESISTORS, and STRATE JACKET. Liner notes with commentary on each track, and original cover reductions. (POWERPEARLS)
"Powerpearls Vol. 5"
PEARL 05-1 LP $11.20
18 slices of rare power pop 1978-82, with tracks by ANY TROUBLE, DAGEN D, WINDBREAKERS, SNIPS, ZIPS, TIME WASTERS, DIVISION 4, ODDS, Y TRWYNAU COCH, FRESHIES, ROTJOCH, VANDELLS, BOYFRIENDS, YOUNG LORDS, JETBOYS, BIKINI, HEARTBREAK and REGENTS. Liner notes with commentary on each track, plus original cover reductions. (POWERPEARLS)
"Powerpearls vol. 7"
PEARL 07-1 LP $11.20
The seventh volume of rare, obscure power pop from THE VAPORS (UK, 1979), WAYS (US, 1981), PETE FENDER (UK, 1981), PELLE MILJOONA & 1980 (Finland, 1979), STUDIO SEX (Sweden, 1981), MONKS (UK, 1981), RERUNS (US, 1978), EXPEDITION PUNITIVE (Belgium, 1981), AVO 8 (UK, 1980), OUTSIDERS (Iceland, 1981), APARTMENT (UK, 1980), RUDIES (US, 1980), PLEASERS (UK, 1978), ROTTWEILER (Sweden, 1980), TICKET (France, 1980), RIPTIDES (Australia, 1979), and DUMMIES (UK, 1980). Euro import. (POWERPEARLS)
"Powerpearls vol. 8"
PEARL 08-1 LP $11.20
More great powerpop nuggets from its late-'70s golden age, this time with classic tracks from JILTED JOHN, THE TEENBEATS, THE FORGOTTEN REBELS, RUDI, FINGERPRINTZ, JOLT, THE NEWS, THE SHOES, THE NUMBERS, TRANSISTORS, MEATY BUYS, FAVOURITES, GOIN' RED, MANDARINES, STEREOTYPES, TIMES, DIRECT HITS, and THE V.I.P.s. Euro import. (POWERPEARLS)
"Powerpearls vol. 9"
PEARL 09-1 LP $11.20
Classic '70s powerpop tracks galore from THE ONLY ONES, HOLLYWOOD KILLERS, BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY, THE RECORDS, LIVING DAYLIGHTS, THE PLIMSOULS, THE HEARTBEATS, HOT PRESS, WASTELAND, NEW MATH, CHRIS MOFFA, THE SPRAYS, NEW HEARTS, LOLA EGO, G-SQUAD, THE KIDDA BAND, TANT BRUN, and AIL SYMUDIAD. Euro import. (POWERPEARLS)
"Powerpoppers vol. 1"
OTR 1-1 LP $11.20
14 powerpop gems from the late '70s and early '80s, none of which have been featured on similar comps, by 021, TEENAGE FILMSTARS, THE DONKEYS, LES CALAMITES, THE BOYS (Australia), THE VIPS, THE REACTION, SPEEDBALL, LOW NUMBERS, WEEKEND, STRANGEWAYS, THE QUESTIONS, ADVERTISING, and THE CLERKS. Tons of catchy tunes and great obscurities, essential for the true powerpop fan! Pop-art artwork with liner notes, Euro import. (ON THE RUN)
"Shake Some Action Vol. 1 (UK)"
SSA 001-2 CD $11.00
A collection of UK mod, powerpop and new wave rarities 1978-86, originally released on 7". Includes 24 tracks by THE INVADERS, THE BOYFRIENDS, THE DISTRACTIONS, THE LAST STAND, REALLY 3RDS, SEVENTEEN, THE DONKEYS, SLOWGUNS, THE STOWAWAYS, TONIGHT, THE TOURS, THE KEYS, THE KICK!, HEROES, THE SQUARES, THE GAS, THE STRANGEWAYS, THE PARANOICS, LEYTON BUZZARD, YEH-YEH, THE QUADS, THE RESISTANCE, THE TELEGENTS, and THE SMIRKS. Full color art, 8 page booklet of photos and liner notes. Euro import. (SHAKE SOME ACTION)
"Shake Some Action Vol. 2 (USA)"
SSA 002-2 CD $11.00
A collection of US mod, powerpop and new wave rarities 1977-86, originally released on 7". Includes 24 tracks by THE SHIVVERS, HOLLY & THE ITALIANS, THE INFIDELS, THE NOTES, GARY CHARLSON, REVOLVER, REACTION FORMATION, THE POP, THE MARSHALLS, SVT, THE ZIPPERS, THE SECRETS, THE ORBITS, THE TWEEDS, ARLIS!, THE NAMES, THE POP!, THE BOYS, PUPPET RULERS, THE NEIGHBORHOODS, TAXI BOYS, THE RERUNS, SCREEN TEST, and ROUTE 28. Full color art, 8 page booklet of photos and liner notes. Euro import. (SHAKE SOME ACTION)
"That's Your Fire"
PRC 033-1 LP $8.25
PRC 033-2 CD $9.65
Their debut full-length breathes life into the post-rock amble with an album of tremendous breadth of mood and spirit. From prog-rock mantras to free-jazz breakdowns and heartfelt ballads, ALOHA asserts itself as a band that can bring the avant-garde in step with meaningful songwriting. (POLYVINYL)
"The Great Communicators, the Interpreters, the Nonbelievers"
PRC 028-2 CD5 $6.10
Beautifully layered, deep arrangements, precise musicianship and cohesive songwriting that's like a window into 20th century music, with elements of free jazz, progressive rock and punk. (POLYVINYL)
"Analog Hi-Fi Surprise"
FT 806-1 2xLP $13.85
The latest effort for this SF combo in the vein of CAN, GONG, MILES DAVIS and MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
RICK WAKEMAN & MARIO FASCIANO
"Stella Bianca alla Corte di Re Ferdinando"
AK 1017-1 LP $17.25
Released on CD by MP Records in 1999 and now available on vinyl, the former YES keyboardist collaborates with '70s rock veteran Fasciano on this classic mix of traditional Neapolitan and Mediterranean folk songs. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Take Your Flunky and Dangle"
FT 805-1 LP $9.60
A collection of previously unreleased tracks and rare recordings from 1987 to 1993, featuring Robert Lloyd, John Wesley Harding, John Convertino, Chris Cacavas and Mark Walton. Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
AK 112-1 LP $17.25
AK 112-2 CD $13.00
Jazz-influenced blues rock with powerful female vocals that led some to compare this British progressive outfit with the JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. Originally released on the Vertigo label in 1970, this re-issue features 2 bonus tracks from a rare 7". LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl with gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GFC 420-1 LP $17.25
A beautiful folk-inflected, keyboard-driven progressive rock album, this overlooked underground classic was recorded in Nashville in 1970 and originally released on the Athena label. An almost BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD twist in some moments is offset with exquisite VAN MORRISON/TIM BUCKLEY-style swirling jazzy passages. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
"Il Grande Gioco"
AK 055-1 LP $17.25
AK 055-2 CD $16.60
A very rare 1973 album by this Roman band. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, CD in digipak, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 093-1 LP+7" $17.25
AK 093-2 CD $13.00
The only album by this Italian-German progressive rock outfit, originally released in 1972. Original artwork. The LP is on 180 gram virgin vinyl and includes a bonus 7". Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 2011-1 10" $12.55
Previously unreleased recordings by this Italian-German progressive band. White vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
ANONIMA SOUND LTD.
"Red Tape Machine"
AK 1006-1 LP $17.25
AK 1006-2 CD $13.00
A re-release of this Italian progressive combo's 1972 album. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl, CD in sharp digipak. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Arbeit Macht Frei"
GET 5101-1 LP $12.55
Their first album, originally released in 1973. This well-known Italian progressive rock band featured the amazing voice of Demetrio Stratos, and will delight fans of SOFT MACHINE or NUCLEUS. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork (including the infamous "gun" insert), 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 5103-1 LP $12.55
Uncompromising blend of jazz-rock, ethnic folk, experimentation and politics, with furious, mind-bending rhythms and melodies balanced with humor and the avant garde. The 3rd album by this unique Italian group, originally released in 1975 on the Cramps label. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 1009-1 LP $17.25
AK 1009-2 CD $13.00
The Italian progressive outfit's final studio effort with singer Demetrio Stratos, this also featured guest appearances by Steve Lacy and Paul Lytton. Originally released by the Cramps label in 1976. Original artwork, 180 gram virgin vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
ARTI E MESTIERI
"Giro di Valzer per Domani"
AK 1025-1 LP $17.25
AK 1025-2 CD $13.00
The 2nd album by this ripping Italian jazz fusion combo, powered by the totally amazing drumming of Furio Chirico. Often compared to Ponty-era MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, they also featured exceptionally good guitar, violin, sax and keyboards. Originally released in 1975 on the Cramps label, this re-issue has 2 bonus tracks. Gatefold sleeve with original art. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
ARTI E MESTIERI
AK 1024-1 LP $17.25
AK 1024-2 CD $13.00
Compared to bands as diverse as PFM, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, KING CRIMSON and SOFT MACHINE, this Italian progressive band's first album was released in 1974 on Cramps. This re-issue has the original artwork, and is on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 552-1 LP $12.55
This British jazz/progressive band released this album on the Dawn label in 1970. This re-release has 2 bonus tracks, and the original artwork with gatefold sleeve. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Made in England"
AK 177-1 LP $17.25
AK 177-2 CD $13.00
Their 4th album, out on Dawn in 1972, marked a sharp turn away from hard rock to soul and funk, thanks to the influence of new singer Chris Farlowe of COLOSSEUM. Includes bonus tracks. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Nice n' Greasy"
AK 178-1 LP $17.25
AK 178-2 CD $13.00
The final album of the first era of British revolving-door prog band ATOMIC ROOSTER, this 1973 effort retained the funkyness of "Made in England," but with more guitar, thanks to new guitarist John Mandella. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Dancing Madly Backwards"
AK 056-2 CD $16.60
This obscure progressive rock combo "released" this in the early '70s as an acetate only. This new edition includes 2 previously unavailable live tracks. Italian import. (AKARMA)
BIG LOST RAINBOW
"Big Lost Rainbow"
AK 078-1 LP $17.25
A delicate mix of electro-acoustic sounds and soft interludes of guitar, flute and cello, similar to the crystal-clear sound of CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG, recorded by this East Coast group in 1973 and released in a private pressing of only 200 copies, making the original a rare collectors' item. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
GFC 402-1 LP $17.25
Organ-heavy progressive rock from Michigan, sometimes compared to THE NICE or VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, first released in 1970 on Pioneer. Originals are mega-collector fodder, and this re-issue has 2 bonus tracks. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
BUON VECCHIO CHARLIE
"Buon Vecchio Charlie"
AK 1011-1 LP $17.25
AK 1011-2 CD $13.00
An album recorded in the early '70s by this little known Italian progressive group who had a much more well-known existence as the backup band for popular singer/songwriter Claudio Baglioni. Not actually released until a limited edition was done in Japan in the early '90s, this new edition makes it widely available for the first time. The LP is in a gatefold sleeve on 180 gram virgin vinyl, and the CD is in a digipak. Italian import. (AKARMA)
PREFUT 01-1 LP $12.25
The first-ever recording session in 1968 by one of Germany's most influential bands. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
CANRAD 01-1 LP $12.25
Five tracks from the krautrock pioneers: studio and TV show recordings from 1969-71, including two non-LP 7" sides, plus one uncredited bonus track, edited from a longer jam. Great stuff, ranging from the relentless attack of "Entropy" to the trippy playfulness of "Turtles Have Short Legs." Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Frutti per Kagua"
AK 1010-1 LP $17.25
A concept album based on Native American folk tales by this band from Rome. Originally released in 1972, this features the original artwork with a gatefold sleeve, and is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 131-1 LP $17.25
AK 131-2 CD $13.00
The re-issue of a rare album by this unusual UK progressive outfit, originally out in 1971 on Vertigo. Features long tracks, not clearly structured, but with an eerie atmosphere. Original artwork, pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a textured gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 132-1 LP $17.25
AK 132-2 CD $13.00
The 2nd album, even rarer than their first, originally out on Vertigo in 1972. Spiritually inclined, but with Anna Meek's piercing, witch-like voice creeping under your skin giving it a unique sound. Deluxe packaging includes textured, fancy die-cut jackets for both formats! Original artwork, with the LP in a gatefold sleeve on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 562-1 LP $12.55
This late-'60s prog group, which featured Mel Collins (later with KING CRIMSON and KOKOMO), released this now-rare gem in 1969 on the Transatlantic label. Original art, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Those Who are About to Die Salute You"
GET 554-1 LP $12.55
Originally released in 1969 on Fontana, their debut hit #15 on the UK album charts. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 182-1 LP $17.25
AK 182-2 CD $13.00
The debut album by this British progressive rock group, out on Vertigo in 1970, led by the guitar and vocals of Angus Cullen. Neo-classical, jazz, rock and folk made into a refined whole, keeping the complex music contained within shorter songs that the group would expand on the second album. For fans of early GENESIS, CARAVAN and SOFT MACHINE. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 557-1 LP $12.55
His first solo album, recorded with help from Robert Wyatt, Pip Pyle and Christian Tritsch, originally released in 1971 on the French label BYG. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 551-1 LP $12.55
Recorded during the period 1965-67 but not released until 1971 on Transatlantic, this seminal group featured folks like Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (both later of CREAM), John McLaughlin (MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA), and Danny Thompson (PENTANGLE). Original artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 1005-1 LP $17.25
AK 1005-2 CD $13.00
No, not the New York punk band. This was actually a 1971 solo album by Paolo Tofani, guitarist for Italian progressive rock band AREA. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl, CD in sharp digipak. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1018-1 LP $17.25
An unusual pop opera, originally out on RCA in 1979, featuring Lucio Dalla, Claudio Lolli and Teresea De Sio, plus Chiocchio and Stalteri from PIERROT LUNAIRE. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Everyhead, a Rock Opera"
AK 069-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 069-2 CD $13.00
This previously unreleased rock opera was recorded live in Los Angeles in 1975. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, digipak CD. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"From the Pond"
AK 106-1 LP+7" $17.25
This great but obscure Nebraska band had a strong English-progressive attitude with a keyboard-oriented sound a la EMERSON LAKE & PALMER. Produced by David Sandler, who also worked with Brian Wilson. This re release has the original, self-released 10 track LP from 1973, plus their 1972 7" featuring "Nothin' Here For Me" and "Movin' On." 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 158-1 LP $17.25
AK 158-2 CD $13.00
The first and only album by this Australian progressive band, released by Polydor in 1971. Very diverse, ranging from innovative, psych-tinged songs with lots of fuzzy guitar breaks, bluesy hard rock, a country flavored song, jazz-pop, and a nice ballad with a flute solo. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 569-1 LP $12.55
This album, originally released in 1973, is the first part of what became known as their Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy. As always with GONG, an avant-garde collection of sound effects, sax, jazzy improv and comic vocals. This 180 gram virgin vinyl LP comes in a gatefold sleeve with the original artwork. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Peel Sessions"
TPM 99202-1 2xLP $17.40
All their John Peel sessions from 1971 to 1974, with beautiful artwork by Daevid Allen himself. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (TURNING POINT)
AK 075-1 LP $17.25
Psychedelic jazz fusion from 1971 by this Southern California guitarist, originally released on the Janus label. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 076-1 LP $17.25
Mandel's freewheeling guitar style is backed by a few members of CANNED HEAT, plus Sugarcane Harris on violin. Mostly instrumental, this has Mandel playing all the solo parts as well as duets with himself, and reached 198th on the US charts. (AKARMA)
"The Snake" / "Baby Batter"
AK 075B-2 CD $13.00
Both of Mandel's LPs on one digipak CD. Italian import. (AKARMA)
HEROLP 01-1 LP $12.25
Heavy, dark, complex artrock from this Italian/German guitar/keyboards trio, first out in 1974 on the German label Pan. Deluxe 220 gram pressing, original artwork, German import. (MISC. LABELS)
AK 080-1 LP $17.25
AK 080-2 CD $13.00
Tim Hinkley, the main guy behind THE JODY GRIND, collaborates with folks like Alvin Lee, Mick Ralph of BAD COMPANY, Neil Hubbard, Bobby Tench (JEFF BECK GROUP), Micky Moody (JUICY LUCY), Mitch Mitchell, Joe Cocker, Mike Patto, and many others from the late '70s UK prog and rock scenes on these previously unheard tapes. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, digipak CD, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Terra in Bocca"
AK 1023-1 LP $17.25
AK 1023-2 CD $13.00
The only album by this early '70s Italian progressive group (which included a member of AREA), this is a concept piece dealing with the Mafia, originally out in 1971 on Rifi. This re-issue has the original artwork, one bonus track, and the LP is in a gatefold sleeve with a poster, and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1020-1 LP $17.25
AK 1020-2 CD $13.00
This early '70s progressive rock quartet from Rome was strongly influenced by the hard rock blues of bands like Led Zeppelin, with prominent lead guitar. Originally released in 1972 on Polaris. 9 tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Images, Clear Skies and Rainbows"
AK 160-1 LP $17.25
AK 160-2 CD $13.00
Classic '70s American prog-rock with heavy guitars and keyboards, produced by David Peel and originally released on Light Horse in 1979. John Lennon produced their 1974 debut 7" single for the Apple label, and both songs are included here as bonus tracks. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
JODY GRIND, THE
AK 065-1 LP $17.25
AK 065-2 CD $13.00
Reissue of the amazing British prog rock group's second album, complete with the original artwork from when it was first issued on the Transatlantic label in 1970. The vinyl format also comes in a heavy album jacket like that of the original, and has a bonus track NOT included on the CD configuration, "Rock'n'Roll Man." LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl, CD in digipak. Nonreturnable Italian import. (AKARMA)
JODY GRIND, THE
"One Step On"
AK 058-1 LP $17.25
AK 058-2 CD $16.60
The first of the 2 now-rare albums by this UK rock/prog outfit from the early '70s, featuring members of ARMAGEDDON (a Keith Relf project) and BO STREET RUNNERS. Includes an incredible cover of "Paint It Black" as a bonus track. LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 582-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd (and best) album by this UK progressive outfit, originally released on Dawn in 1973, and including their 1972 "Ricochet"/"Every Day's the Same" single as bonus tracks. Unusual instrumentation includes violins, harpsichord, harmony vocals, guitar improvisation and trumpet solos. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
JULIAN JAY SAVARIN
"Waiters on the Dance"
AK 161-1 LP $17.25
AK 161-2 CD $13.00
Though fans of UK prog-rock will probably remember Savarin as leader and main songwriter of JULIAN TREATMENT, this organ-led concept album is based on Savarin's book "Lemmus: A Time Trilogy," and features the beautiful vocals of Anna Jo Meek, later of CATAPILLA. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"The Radio Sessions"
TPM 99203-1 2xLP $17.40
A 12-track collection of radio sessions from 1970 to 1972, with help from Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Mike Oldfield, Lol Coxhill, Mick Fincher, David Bedford and others. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (TURNING POINT)
"Vita Sul Pianeta"
AK 1015-1 LP $17.25
AK 1015-2 CD $13.00
Italian progressive at its best, they say. Originally released in 1973. The LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"L'Aurora Delle Orme"
AK 067-1 LP $17.25
AK 067-2 CD $13.00
Compilation of unreleased rarities by the original line-up from the late '60s by this veteran Italian prog rock group. Includes "Summer's Coming" (English version), a DAVE BRUBECK cover and a remake of one of Johann Sebastian Bach's works. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl in gatefold sleeve, CD in digipak. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 110-1 LP $17.25
AK 110-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1974 on London Records, this is heavy progressive American rock at its best, where the strong influence of English prog music was mixed with the classic American rock sound of the era. The powerful vocals, guitar and production work make this a standout. 7 tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1014-1 LP $17.25
AK 1014-2 CD $13.00
This 1972 album by this obscure Italian band sported a jazzy rock sound with classical influences. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 563-1 LP $12.55
This Welsh outfit isn't progressive in the general sense, but nevertheless find themselves on many a prog collector's list. Why? These guys rock hard. This re-release of their 1968 debut (they have something like 16 albums out) includes their controversial "Erotica" single. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 587-1 LP $12.55
Featuring Peter Bardens, this progressive outfit sported wild vocals, manic guitar work and keyboard solos. Now quite collectible, this 1971 release was their 2nd album. Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 586-1 LP $12.55
The now-collectible first album by this British progressive folk outfit, first released in 1970 on Transatlantic. Original artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 1029-1 LP $17.25
AK 1029-2 CD $13.00
Originally out in 1975 on the Produttori Associati label, this is one of the best Italian progressive rock albums. Full-bodied, richly arranged symphonic prog, similar to the strong Italian classicism of LOCANDA DELLE FATE and the dynamic, serene feel and high-pitched vocals of Peter Gabriel's GENESIS. With 2 bonus tracks and the original artwork. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 568-1 LP $12.55
This is progressive rock at its finest. Complex time signatures, great jamming, inclusion of rare sounds such as vocal harmonies without lyrics, cellos, multiple keyboards, etc. A spin-off band of HATFIELD AND THE NORTH (as well as having members from HENRY COW and MATCHING MOLE), this is a re-release of their legendary 1st album from 1978, very jazzy at times, hard prog rock at others. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"We Had to Let You Have It"
GET 595-1 LP $12.55
The one and only album by this British prog band, originally released in 1971 on the Dawn label, and featuring Barry Ford (later of CLANCY and MERGER). Original artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
PERIFERIA DEL MONDO
"In Ogni Luogo, In Ogni Tempo"
AK 3001-1 LP $17.25
AK 3001-2 CD $13.00
This contemporary Italian progressive band features guest stars Francesco Di Giacomo and Rodolfo Maltese (formerly vocalist and guitarist for '70s pop band IL BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO). The LP includes a bonus 7", with the extra tracks also on the CD. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, CD in gatefold folder. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 574-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd solo album from the leader of CAMEL, who also played with THEM, VILLAGE, and SHOTGUN EXPRESS. Originally out in 1971 on the Transatlantic label. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 1019-1 LP $17.25
The 2nd album from this Italian progressive avant-rock band, originally released in 1977. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1007-1 LP $17.25
A classic from the 2nd wave of Italian progressive, this 1970s band featured Arturo Stalteri. 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 558-1 LP $12.55
A re-release of the only album by this UK progressive boogie rock outfit, originally out on the Dawn label in 1972. With 3 bonus tracks. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 175-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 175-2 CD $13.00
Originally released on the Harvest label in 1970, this was a brilliant British prog trio (the classical combo of keyboards, bass and drums) with a very personal style, often compared to NICE, DEEP PURPLE and ELP. Contains 2 bonus tracks. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork, on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 111-1 LP $17.25
AK 111-2 CD $13.00
Focussed on the savage guitar-slinging of Ray Russell, with his incredible solos, speed and innovation, this progressive rock outfit also included Gary Windo (sax), Harold Beckett (horns), Alan Greed (vocals, bass and keyboards), and Alan Rushton (drums). Originally released in 1972 on RCA's progressive rock imprint, Neon. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 092-1 LP $17.25
Progressive rock from Caldwell, Idaho, first released in 1971 on their own label. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Jet Propelled Photograph"
GET 560-1 LP $12.55
Nine demos from April 1967, featuring the original lineup of Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge and Daevid Allen. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Rock and Roll Exhibition"
AK 1016-1 LP $17.25
AK 1016-2 CD $13.00
Avant-vocalist DEMETRIO STRATOS gets together with two members of PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI for a live-recording tribute to ELVIS PRESLEY. This was first released in 1979 on the Cramps label. The LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 564-1 LP $12.55
The only album by this English progressive outfit, originally released in 1970 on the Dawn label. Also includes 3 bonus tracks from their rare single. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Gli Occhi di un Bambino"
AK 1012-1 LP $17.25
AK 1012-2 CD $13.00
Not much info about this guy so far, just that he released this jazz oriented album in 1973. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Time of Change"
AK 1011-1 LP $17.25
AK 1011-2 CD $13.00
The 4th album by one of the more important groups on the '70s Italian progressive scene, this was first released on the Trident label in 1974. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl, in gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"1979 Il Concerto (Tribute to Demetrio Stratos)"
AK 1026-2 CD $13.00
A live recording of a 1979 tribute concert to the remarkable avant-garde musician Demetrio Stratos, after his death that year of leukemia. Stratos sang and played keyboards with AREA as well as making some fairly outrageous solo voice recordings. This concert includes performances by AREA, BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO, FRANCESCO GUCCINI, ANTONELLO VENDETTI, ROBERTO VECCHIONI, EUGENIO FINARDI, ROBERTO CIOTTI, and many more. Originally out on vinyl on the Cramps label, this has one bonus track. Italian import. (AKARMA)
TMU 093-1 LP $8.55
TMU 093-2 CD $9.00
This duo consists of Mick Barr (CROM-TECH) on guitar and vocals, and Josh Blair (ABCS) on drums. Musically, this is even more intricate than CROM TECH, and takes more of a "metal" approach, with it's very intense, fast, free jazz inspired, sometimes incomprehensible, prog-hardcore, and comes as a 99-song one-sided, etched 12", or 99 song CD! No shit. The etching was done at the mastering lab by Mick himself. A truly original record by a truly original band. (TROUBLEMAN)
TMU 079-1 12" $8.55
TMU 079-2 CD $9.00
This Brooklyn, NY group began in 1999, with some referring to their sound as "disco punk." Others simply refer to similar bands, such as LIQUID LIQUID, ESG, PIL, MEDIUM MEDIUM, or any other band with 3 letters or two words repeated in their name. This is percussion oriented, with Hirsham from BLACK DICE pulverizing the drums with his erratic and machine-like style. The guitar is played by a nameless NYC graffiti artist, who creates a unique sound through the use of effects. The female vocals are used like an instrument, with yelps, screeches and wails, bringing to mind PATTY WATERS. All of this with a dance beat in the background! Colored vinyl, with silkscreened covers by Neil Burke. (TROUBLEMAN)
PSYCH, GARAGE RE-ISSUES
PP 4612-1 LP $12.25
A re-issue of one of the best '60s garage punk/psych records! Mind bending fuzz guitar, killer songs, wailin' Farfisa, the works!! All the original cover art! French import. (PEGASUS)
"Why Pick on Me"
PP 4623-1 LP $12.25
A re-issue of the 2nd LP by this great '60s garage punk/psych band. Once again, all the original artwork! French import. (PEGASUS)
ANGEL'IN HEAVY SYRUP
MONOCD 04-2 CD $10.70
Another tour-de-force from this all-female Japanese band, very skillfully blending acid psych, progressive rock and a bit of goth, and led by Mine Nakao's pyrotechnic psych guitar and Mineko Ikatura's light-as-a-feather ethereal vocals. The 16-page booklet has lots of photos, drawings, and translations of the lyrics. (MONOTREMATA)
"Very First Stone"
AK 085-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 085-2 CD $13.00
Two previously unreleased albums recorded in 1979 and 1984 from this all-female prog/psych outfit, the same band that recorded 1976's "Day Without the Sun." Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
PSYCH, PROG RE-ISSUES
GET 597-1 LP $12.55
A re-issue of the only album by this unique British jazz-rock outfit, first out on Deram in 1969, and featuring future GONG, SOFT MACHINE and BRUFORD guitarist Allen Holdsworth, who would become a icon of jazz fusion guitarists over the next few decades. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
IALP 08-1 LP $12.25
The vinyl re-issue of their 1968 live album, originally out on International Artists. Original artwork, Euro import. (INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS)
AK 917-2 CD $13.00
A re-issue of the first album by this Dallas psychedelic blues combo, featuring a pre-ZZ TOP Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, originally out on the Karma label in 1968. 9 songs, original artwork, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1030-2 3xCD $35.50
This very nice boxset includes 3 complete live concerts by the massively influential Italian progressive group led by Demetrio Stratos, capturing the group at the peak of their unique creative prowess. Encompassing rock, jazz, folk, free improvisation, classical influences and progressive, they approached rock music with a political rigor that was unmatched by any other popular group of the time. The 1st disc is from a Milan concert, with guests Steve Lacy and Paul Lytton. Filled with the dense sound of unbelievable high virtuosity and inspired energy, it includes the previously unreleased "Improvisation" which sees Lytton and Lacy really stretch out into some abstract atmospheres. Two 1976 concerts from Paris (2nd disc) and Lisbon (3rd disc) make up the rest of the collection which feature some excellent performances and some charming French asides from Demetrio Stratos. A crucial documentation of possibly the single most vital Italian progressive rock group of the 1970s, beautifully packaged, with liner notes and previously unpublished photographs. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 184-1 LP $17.25
AK 184-2 CD $13.00
An excellent album of tuneful interplanetary madness from this British group recorded in 1969 under goofy pseudonyms, but in fact these guys were some of the biggest names in UK progressive rock: Steve Hillage (who went on to play in GONG) and Dave Stewart, Clive Brooks and Mont Campbell (who formed EGG). Originally out on Evolution, this heavy, spacey, keyboard driven album is often compared to PINK FLOYD's "Saucer Full of Secrets," and their "Garden of Earthly Delights" is an influential classic of early UK progressive psychedelia. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
BEACON STREET UNION
"State of the Union"
AK 157C-2 3xCD $36.20
This set contains their MGM debut album "Eyes of Beacon Street Union," their 2nd album "The Clown Died in Marvin Gardens" (noted for its trippy orchestral parts, a 16 minute version of "Baby Please Don't Go," and the unusual "May I Light Your Cigarette?" and also released by MGM in 1968), plus their 3rd album "Come Under Nancy's Tent," recorded under their new moniker EAGLE and originally released by Janus in 1970, plus 2 bonus tracks. Deluxe artwork including a booklet with the complete biography. Italian import. (AKARMA)
BEACON STREET UNION
"The Eyes of the Beacon Street Union"
AK 157-1 LP $17.25
The 1968 debut album by one of the "Boss-town Sound" Boston psychedelic bands, with an original mix of acid rock, blues and ballads. 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"The Original Human Beings"
AK 150-1 LP $17.25
AK 150-2 CD $13.00
Their 5th and most psychedelic album, first released on Phillips in 1970. With only one original member by this time (Dickie Peterson), there's alot of experimentation with GEORGE HARRISON style raga-rock, THE BAND style country/roots rock, SPENCER DAVIS style blues, and more. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
BLUE SANDALWOOD SOAP
"Loring Park Love-Ins Revisited"
BA 1158-2 CD $10.80
Farfisa-driven druggie-psychedelia circa 1967-68, hailing from Minneapolis/St.Paul, with bonus tracks and new artwork. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
GFC 406-1 LP $17.25
Some good CREAM-style blues from this obscure band that was part of Vancouver's late-'60s psychedelic ballroom scene. This was their only album, out on Condor in 1970, and features great fuzz guitar, driving organ and good vocals. Closely related to THE CRAZY PEOPLE, with the mysterious Johnny Kitchen involved in the songwriting. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
"Heavy Rock Spectacular"
BWR 042-1 LP $17.25
A rare and excellent organ-led progressive rock album, originally released by Windmill in 1972. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (BLACK WIDOW)
"Many a Mile"
VANGUARD 79171-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 79171-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1965 and long out of print, these 14 tracks, almost all originals, are played with acoustic guitar and bass only. Edgy American folk at its best. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
AK 171-1 LP $17.25
Psych and hypnotic sounds with fuzz guitars and tribal percussion with jazz and prog influences. This Weschester NY group formed from the first nucleus of SASSAFRASS, joined by Tony Chirco. Originally released in 1972, this comes in a gatefold sleeve and is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 2014-1 10" $12.55
8 tracks of previously unreleased and rare material. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1021-1 LP $17.25
AK 1021-2 CD $13.00
The debut album by this Italian band, originally released by RiFi in 1970. The CD comes with four bonus tracks. LP on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH
VANGUARD 79277-1 LP $17.25
A reissue of the 3rd album by the psychedelic legends, still well rooted in their classic acid/blues/folk style but this time with some additional influences. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
GFC 404-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of the only album by this Canadian cult psychedelic band, first out in 1968 on Condor. The brainchild of the mysterious, KIM FOWLEY esque Johnny Kitchen, who went on to work with WILD MAN FISCHER and other bizarre West Coast projects. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
DDR 516-2 CD $11.90
Great psychedelic fuzz guitar rock from a very obscure band of American GIs stationed in Vietnam, recorded in Singapore while on R&R in 1972-73. With only 200 copies pressed for a small private label, the originals are now going for big bucks. Italian import. (DODO)
GFC 405-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of the rare 1970 album by this Oregon band sometimes compared to THE DOORS or GUESS WHO, originally released on the short lived Quad label. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
DRAG 74-1 LP $12.25
The very rare 1974 debut album by this infamously hedonistic New Zealand progressive psychedelic band, who later went on to massive popularity in the late '70s and early '80s with a switch to pop rock. You can hear influences in this from groups as diverse as PINK FLOYD and THE GRATEFUL DEAD. 220 gram vinyl, original artwork, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
SAT 1004-1 LP $11.85
A re-issue of a legendary and mega-rare Japanese progressive/psychedelic album from the early 1970s. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
HW 29712-1 LP $12.25
A re-issue of the extremely rare 2nd album by this early-'70s Tokyo band, originally on Vertigo in 1972. A thunderously heavy psychedelic boogie power trio with a goofy sense of humor that some compare to DEEP PURPLE. Heavy 220 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Euro import. (WA HANNA)
"The History and the Mystery of the Planet Gong"
GET 577-1 2xLP $17.40
Rare or previously unreleased tracks including obscure material from '60s pre-GONG recordings, radio sessions (including one track with Kevin Ayers), studio outtakes and some '70s live recordings, plus the entire DAEVID ALLEN & MOTHERGONG album "The Owl & the Tree." 19 tracks total. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
DDR 518-2 CD $11.90
Christian-oriented psychsploitation from 1971, originally out on the Destiny label. Italian import. (DODO)
GFC 424-1 LP $17.25
Spacey, bluesy and psychedelic extended jams with some good organ and guitar interplay on the only album by this East Coast group, first released on the Abbott label in 1968. American flag rolling papers grace the cover. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
DDR 519-2 CD $11.90
Heavy progressive rock from Iceland, originally released in either 1973 or 1978, depending on who you believe. The originals are quite rare. Italian import. (DODO)
"From the Nest"
DDR 517-2 CD $11.90
Hard, keyboard-heavy progressive psychedelia strongly influenced by IRON BUTTERFLY, this New York band's only album was released in 1970 on the AJP label, and is now very scarce. Italian import. (DODO)
DDR 515-2 CD $11.90
Intense progressive folk/psych from Norway, originally released in 1971 as a double LP and now highly collectable. Flute, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars...the works! Italian import. (DODO)
GFC 423-1 LP $17.25
A rather strange album of psych-and-blues-inflected hard rock from this Fayetteville NC band. Originally released in 1970 on the Radnor label, this includes big, fold-out inserts for the "Overdose" game with the game board and pieces in full color: a kind of "Monopoly" for the stoned! 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
MASTERS OF DECEIT, THE
"Hensley's Electric Jazz Band & Synthetic Symphonette"
VMD 6522-1 LP $17.25
VMD 6522-2 CD $13.00
An experimental fusion of underground rock and unconventional jazz, first released on Vanguard in 1969. This re-issue has the original artwork, and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
"The First Monument"
BWR 041-1 LP $17.25
A mystical-progressive British album (the result of a drunken all-night jam session) featuring members of Zion. Originally released by Beacon in 1971. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (BLACK WIDOW)
NEW YORK GONG
GET 589-1 LP $12.55
Documenting GONG founder Daevid Allen's 1979 visit to New York, this throws together psychedelia, new wave and even punk influences with the early '70s attitude of the original band and the musical sensibility of the downtown New York jazz/rock scene. Other musicians on here include Bill Laswell (bass), Gary Windo (sax), Michael Beinhom (keyboards), and Fred Maher (drums). Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 185-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of the 1970 debut on Vertigo by this unequaled force in the UK rock scene, which featured the extraordinary guitar of Ollie Halsell who is capable of reaching unimaginable peaks of distortion and jazz inspired runs on both electric guitar and vibraphone, along with a fierce rhythm section and the vocals of Mike Patto. The late Mike Patto was wild man of UK rock who spent time in the BOW STREET RUNNERS, SPOOKY TOOTH and most notably TIMEBOX. PATTO released two notable albums for Vertigo and a third for Island. Original artwork, gatefold cover on snakeskin textured board, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 147-1 LP $17.25
AK 147-2 CD $13.00
A re-release of the only album by this trippy Boston psychedelic band, first out on Verve in 1968. Produced by Alan Lorber (who worked with many other Boston psych bands), this has one bonus track, and comes in a gatefold sleeve. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
ROOM 778-1 LP $12.25
A re-issue of a mega-rare British progressive album, originally out in 1970 on Deram, running the gamut from space-prog to orchestral to straight up Chicago style blues. Heavy 220 gram vinyl, original artwork, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
AK 186-1 LP $17.25
AK 186-2 CD $13.00
A great collection of heavy fuzz mixed with up-beat psychedelic pop and blues, this is the sole album by an obscure Louisville, Kentucky group recorded between 1966 and 1969, and originally released (with a handful of singles) on the Amazon label. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
GET 548-1 LP $12.55
A 17-track collection of original recordings from their 1967 sessions, including the original version of "Time Seller" plus previously unreleased material. In gatefold sleeve with liner notes and photos. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Who are These Guys?"
AK 122-1 2xLP $25.60
For the most part R&B-based but with some experimental guitar work, originally released by Cinevista in 1972 (and recorded live at the Nitty Gritty, Madison, Wisconsin during the same year). Includes 4 bonus tracks from the ultra-rare single "Funny Paper Sam." Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 083-1 LP $17.25
The 3rd and last album by this Swiss heavy prog/blues outfit, first released in 1975. Includes a bonus 7". 180 gram purple-red virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 083-2 3xCD $35.50
This LP-sized box set collects all 3 TOAD albums, plus lots of bonus tracks, and includes a booklet with rare photos, a discography and detailed biography. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 081-1 LP $17.25
The first album by this Swiss heavy prog/blues outfit, initially released in 1971. Includes a bonus 7", a poster and booklet. 180 gram yellow virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 082-1 LP $17.25
The 2nd album by this Swiss heavy prog/blues outfit, initially released in 1972. Includes 2 bonus 7"s. 180 gram blue virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"From the Vaults"
GET 526-1 LP $12.55
Originally released as "Odds & Beginnings Vol. 2," this 9-track collection of rarities includes a version of "Tomorrow Never Knows" with the complete PINK FAIRIES lineup. In gatefold sleeve with great artwork and liner notes handwritten by TWINK. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Lost Experimental Recordings"
GET 572-1 LP $12.55
GET 572-2 CD $11.90
Sixteen tracks of psychedelia from late 1969 and early 1970, remixed and remastered in 1999 by the PINK FAIRIES mainman. The LP version is 180 gram virgin vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Behold & See"
AK 120-1 2xLP $25.60
Another highly recommended classic acid rock album by Ian Bruce Douglas, Barbara Hudson and company. Their 2nd album, originally released by MGM in 1968. 2 bonus tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Ultimate Spinach III"
AK 121-1 LP $17.25
Their 3rd album, originally released by MGM in 1969. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 119-1 LP $17.25
The trippy debut album from one of the originators of the Bosstown Sound, originally released by MGM in 1968, and peaking at No. 34 in the US album charts. This includes 2 bonus tracks and a poster, in a gatefold sleeve. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Hava Narghile: Turkish Rock 1966-1975"
BA 1162-2 CD $10.80
From the land of minarets and mosques, comes this compilation of Turkish garage and psych bands, when musicians were mixing the traditional sounds of Turkey with acid rock! On these 21 tracks, you'll find sizzling raga rock guitar dueling with the exotic sounds of the saz (the national instrument of Turkey and a distant relative of the sitar), killer fuzz guitar, and the belly-beat of the darbuka. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Psychedelic States: Florida in the 60s, Vol. 2"
GFC 422-1 2xLP $25.60
The 2nd volume of obscure singles by unknown Floridian garage and psychedelic bands, featuring THE TROPICS, THE LOST GENERATION, THE EPICS, THE ROCKIN' ROADRUNNERS, LITTLE WILLIE & THE ADOLESCENTS, THE SOULDIERS, THE PURPLE UNDERGROUND, THE RAVENS, PLANT LIFE, ME AND THE OTHER GUYS, COSMIC CAMEL, THE CHAIN REACTION, THE DEEP SIX, THE ESQUIRES, THE MODS, SOUNDS UNLIMITED, THE MIND'S EYE, THE MISSING LINKS, THE BARONS, THE BIRDWATCHERS, THE SOUL TRIPPERS, THE CELLAR DWELLERS, THE EMOTIONS, THE SHY GUYS, THE BURGUNDY BLUES, THE HUSTLERS, and RON & THE STARFIRES. Compiled by a board of avid collectors and authorities including Jeff Lemlich, Mike Markesich, Ray Ehmen, Lynn Burdette and others. 3-panel gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND
"Vol. 3: A Child's Guide to Good & Evil"
WCPAEB 03-1 LP $12.25
More demented psychedelic rock'n'pop from these L.A. freakazoids. How demented? Check out the song titles: "A Child of a Few Hours is Burning to Death," "Our Drummer Always Plays in the Nude," etc. 'Nuff said. Original artwork, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Declare / Whalefeathers"
AK 187-2 CD $13.00
This CD combines all the tracks from both of the Nasco label albums by this heavy psychedelic-progressive-blues-pop band. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 187-1 LP $17.25
The 1970 first album by this southern American group who recorded two albums for the cult Nasco label. It's heavy, complexly arranged, keyboard driven psychedelic, progressive and blues inflected rock originals, plus a rather strange cover of the MOBY GRAPE tune "Omaha." Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 188-1 LP $17.25
The 1971 2nd album from this heavy blues, rock and psychedelia unit which along with their debut has been a golden egg in collector circles for many years. Covering "World of Pain" by MOUNTAIN and the classic blues standard "Don't Need No Doctor," their pieces are extended jams with spacious instrumental parts swamped in keyboards and guitar distortion overload. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
YOUFLO 02-1 LP $12.25
A re-issue of the 1969 2nd album by this Danish heavy blues-psyche band. Heavy vinyl pressing, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
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