60s/70s GARAGE/PSYCH-POP-FOLK/PROG/ROCK-BLUES LP'S
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TAPESTRY OF DELIGHTS - REVISITED : THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO BRITISH MUSIC OF THE BEAT, R&B, PSYCHEDELIC AND PROGRESSIVE ERA 1963-1976 A seriously expanded version of the original. Tapestry of Delights! This is a completely revised and updated version of a book originally published in 1995, when it was nominated as the 4th Best Music Book of '95 by Record Collector and described as an 'impressive 600 page job that includes more across the board info than most rock encyclopedias' by Q Magazine. Since then many entries have been rewritten, more have been added and all have been updated to include relevant releases since 1995. This perfect bound book is 978 pages, whereas the previous edition was (paltry?) 632 pages, plus it contains a 12-page color section. Expected to be the definitive publication on British beat, garage, psychedelia, R&B, progressive rock, Merseybeat, folk, folk-rock, jazz-rock, blues-rock, freakbeat & glam-rock. It will contain personnel details, discographies, artist histories, biographical information, musical analysis and compilation listings in the same format as earlier editions, but in some entries there are recollections from band members. Individual entries also include details of reissues and retrospective compilations. Profusely illustrated with photos and album covers and with an updated international rarity scale. Collectors and '60s/'70s rock fans will not want to miss this! (Only one left. Call shop first. Pick up only.) Brand New! $200.00
A.R. & Machines - Die Grune Reise (1971) A.R. Machines (or Achim Reichel) debut album is not just a classic kraut rock. Chronologically placed somewhere between early genre's works, this album is a strange, hypnotic and repetitive combination of guitar loops, unusual drumming and pop-elements. Heavily psychedelic, this work are more similar to some Brian Eno early works, but has nothing too much in common with many later classic kraut rock jazzy works.
A PASSING FANCY British influenced pop with elements of psychedelia and an American garage sound. The sound quality is superb and is taken from the original master tapes. An exciting and long lost piece of the early Canadian music scene that has thankfully been restored and made available once again for all to hear and a new generation to discover.
THE ABSTRACTS - from Long Island, N.Y. are best known for their classic song "Always, Always". As one of the first US bands to create an American answer to the British Invasion, their songs were already written and a master plan already in the works when the Beatles started their meteoric rise in the US. But like many of the first wave UK beat bands, The Abstracts were together only for a little more than two years and split when rock and roll moved into a direction that wasn't theirs. Though during this short period, with their storming and ingenuous beat, they recruited a huge following and accomplished a great deal. They were one of the first bands to utilize a light show and besides their sole 45, their legacy contains a cache of unreleased period recordings, some of them made for Columbia Records in 1964. Finally, over four decades later, this album collects the band's entire studio material alongside two excellent sounding 1966 live tracks. An in-depth insert with a wealth of never-before-seen-photos traces the history of the band that brought "Abstractmania" to the New York area in the sixties. It's a pleasure for Break-A-Way Records to celebrate the return of The Abstracts and hear them shout again, "Hey, Let's Go Now"...
ABSTRACT TRUTH - Totem This is the debut release by South African prog/jazz/folk/psych band, Abstract Truth. this is excellent early '70s melodic, wistful freak-rock blended with African rhythms in an assorted panoply of instruments: keyboards, flutes, electric guitars, saxophone, percussion, etc. A refreshing approach with an eastern touch. If you like UK bands such as Quintessence, If and Bloodwyn Pig, this album goes in the same direction. It is more trippy/stoned and acoustic than their follow-up from the same year, Silver Trees. Ken E. Henson on guitar, vocals and sitar; Robbie Pavid on percussion; Brian Gibson on bass & vocals; Sean Bergin on sax & flute. .
AFTER ALL - Hailing from Florida, After All was formed by well-experienced musicians with an R&B, jazz, and blues background who hooked up with poetry writer Linda Hargrove to record an ambitious album influenced by acid-rock and psychedelic, early progressive sounds. Originally released in 1969 on the Athena label, the album is now considered an obscure classic. Top level psych/prog dominated by Hammond organ, guitar, and explosive drumming. Here's a welcome new reissue in original artwork plus remastered sound, insert with liner notes, and 180 gram vinyl.
THE AGE OF REASON - Reason First ever vinyl reissue of this US' 69 private album by this ad-hoc studio band project featuring ex-Telstars bass player Terry Gorka plus drummer Bill Manning, lead guitarist Billy Windsor and keyboard player Tommy Dildy. Heavy bluesy / soulish / R&B club jamming sound full of powerful Hammond organ, hard guitar and passionate vocals, not unlike early Vanilla Fudge. Devastating covers of The Band's 'This wheel's on fire', Savoy Brown's 'Stay with me baby' and Sonny Bono's (via Nancy Sinatra / Vanilla Fudge / Terry Reid) 'Bang Bang' among others plus some choice originals. Starring guitar legend Danny Gatton on two tracks.
ILDEFONSO AGUILAR - Erosion Spooky, meditative soundscapes inspired by the desolate volcanic environment of Lanzarote (Canary Islands), created using Minimoog, Polymoog, vocal loops, and field recordings. Originally recorded in Germany in 1978 by Spanish painter/sound artist Ildefonso Aguilar. Erosión is a masterpiece of proto-ambient, isolationism, and minimal synth music. For the first time ever, Erosión is reissued here on double LP, featuring the complete recordings, as Ildefonso conceived it at the time. Master tape sound; Liner notes in English/Spanish by Frankie Pizá (TIU Mag); Includes download code. RIYL: Edgar Froese, Conrad Schnitzler, Cluster, Klaus Schulze, Michael Stearns, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, Cozmic Corridors, Pina.
AGITATION FREE - 2nd Reissue of 1973 album by this German band. A masterpiece of progressive rock as they fell some more into this style and added a mellotron. Moving in a more progressive rock direction it's possibly better than the bands debut, full of trippy guitar work and spaced psych effects. It also features the bands only proper song "Haunted Island" based on an Edgar Allen Poe story. Convincing and innovative compositions.
AGITATION FREE - Fragments "Agitation Free are one of the most highly acclaimed bands in the field of krautrock music. This fourth vinyl edition (after the successful releases of Malesh, 2nd, and Last) comes from Made in Germany and is limited to 1000 numbered copies."
AGITATION FREE - Last Third album, originally released in 1976, now reissued on 180 gram vinyl with the original artwork. Featuring live jams recorded in '73 and '74, this is a psych prog jewel from these Krautrock legends. Includes in depth liner notes."
AIRTO FOGO - S/T Airto Fogo's sole album from 1976 is one of the best instrumental jazz-funk/rare-groove albums ever recorded in France. Heavy drums, Rhodes, analog keyboards, deep bass, hot horns, with Blaxploitation and Latin touches -- A Euro funk holy grail. RIYL: Placebo, CCPP, The J.B's, Eumir Deodato, Ben & The Platano Group, Godchild.
ALRUNE ROD - S/T ROCK DANISH PSYCH! FOR FANS OF ARTHUR BROWN'S KINGDOM COME/PINK FLOYD/VAN DER GRAF GENERATOR)
GLI ALLUMINOGENI - Scolopendra "A trio from Turin, formed in 1970 by keyboard player Alluminio (hence the name of the band) and drummer Ostorero with various guitarists, they only lasted for a couple of years and their only album, Scolopendra, was issued when they had already split. Their sole album is very well made, mainly based on Hammond organ and other keyboards, with good instrumental parts and an outstanding B-side. A must-have for lovers of Italian prog! New vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound." Gatefold sleeve.
AME SON - Catalyse CATALYSE (1970 RELEASE-GATEFOLD SLEEVE! THE ALBUM WAS CONCEIVED PRETTY QUICKLY, AND IT HAS A SPONTANEOUS, ENERGETIC PSYCHEDELIC/FREE ROCK FEEL WITH A PSYCHEDELIC PROG SOUND THAT DRINKS FROM THE SAME SPRINGS AS BANDS SUCH AS GONG, THE SOFT MACHINE, THE PINK FLOYD, AND GURU GURU. AME SON WERE ONE OF THE EARLIEST FRENCH ROCK BANDS TO GO BEYOND THE CONVENTIONAL ROCK & ROLL OF THE TIME, AND CATALYSE IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST TRULY PROGRESSIVE/UNDERGROUND EFFORTS IN FRANCE. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES!)
AMBOY DUKES - Journey To the Center of the Mind (Mainstream/180 gram) LP Exact repro edition of this LP, originally issued in 1968. The guitarist of this group is a rather unfortunate human being and we can't bring ourselves to print his full name, sorry. "Journey to the Center of the Mind, The Amboy Dukes' second album, was released in April 1968 on Mainstream Records. The cover features 50 different marijuana smoking devices. The title track was released as a single and climbed the U.S. pop chart to number 16. *** ****** wrote the music for Steve Farmer's lyrics, even though ****** had never smoked a joint in his entire life."
AMON DUUL II - Made In Germany A big international record from Amon Duul – and for good reason, too – as the set's filled with catchy little tracks that have this really cool blend of prog and glam! The style's almost like Roxy Music at points – with the vocals all compressed in the guitars, and this sinister vibe in the instrumentation – played by a group who clearly know how to stretch out more, but instead pack a lot of experimentation into shorter, groovier space. The vocals are in English, but accented – which gives them a further offbeat vibe – and titles include "The King's Chocolate Waltz", "Emigrant Son", "La Krautoma", "Metropolis", "Gala Gnome", and "Mr Kraut's Jinx".
ANALOGY - Konzert This latest publication was recorded during the band's concert in Lamezia Terme on 14 April 2012
ANGELES DE OPIO - S/T An underground heavy-psych power trio formed in 2005 by Spanish guitar god JC Sisto (Mater Dronic, Shakti's Delirium) plus Sergio and Adrián Ceballos (RIP KC, Melange). Two side-long tracks of wild acid-fuzz-wah guitar jamming. You all know that JC Sisto is a killer guitar player but on these recordings he pushes his guitar to the stratosphere without any limits. 100% acid-fried guitar damage which brings to mind fellow Japanese travellers like High Rise or Mainliner and '70s hard-rock beasts like Stoned Guitar era Human Instinct. File under: Loud-In-Your-Face-Heavy-Psychedelic-Rock.
ANIMA SOUND - Musik Fur Alle "First ever vinyl reissue of their Musik Für Alle album, one of the rarest private pressings in the Krautrock scene. 1971 Two long pieces, 17 minute long improvisations titled 'N Da Da Uum Da' and 'Traktor Go Go Go', were to be privately released as an LP on their own Altepfarhof label. By some, these two tracks 'can surely be considered as one of the best psychedelic experiences ever created, due to the intensity of the recording.' On their performance the group produced many wonderful and inspired sounds, many of them coming from Paul Fuch's self-built instruments, and counted with the post-production collaboration of Neubauer's Echolette Ringmodulater. The Wah Wah reissue has been properly licensed from Limpe Fuchs herself, reproduces the original cover art and features an insert with photos."
ANIMATED EGG - GUITAR FREAKOUT (1968 RELEASE-DOUBLE ALBUM-GATEFOLD SLEEVE! STUPENDOUS PSYCHEDELIC EXPOITATION ALBUM LED BY GUITARIST JERRY COLE! SECOND DISC INCLUDES ADDITIONAL TRACKS FROM 1967-1968 BY OTHER JERRY COLE-RELATED PROJECTS: THE GENERATION GAP, T. SWIFT AND THE ELECTRIC BAG, THE PROJECTION COMPANY, & THE STONE CANYON ROCK GROUP)
ANNEXUS QUAM - Beziehungen A much more jazzy effort which headed straight into free jazz territory but retaining the typical inventive touch of the band. Much more space was given to free improvisation, with tracks like the two-part 'Leyenburg' coming out as free-form music whereas the 16-minute long track 'Dreh Ducht Nicht Um' bridged the gap between their two albums by combining the progressive fusion sonorities of Osmose with some brilliant free jamming. A classic album that is recommended to the lovers of the experimental leg of Krautrock and progressive musics as well as fans of all things free. Strictly limited to 500 copies -- single cover -- sealed copies w/ info sticker. Includes the bonus 1970 track 'Kollodium!'"
ANONYMOUS - Inside the Shadows "Originally released in 1976 in an edition of 300 copies, the sole album by Indianapolis' Anonymous stands today as a high-water mark in rock 'n' roll, combining the adventure of west coast ballroom groups, the 12-string majesty of Byrds, and breathtaking multi-part harmonies to forge something inimitable and one-of-a-kind, with powerful songs that pushed the limit and raised the bar at the same time. Long time top ten favorite with almost every head we know, a true classic recommended for everyone into amazing rock records of all varieties."
APHRODITES CHILD - 666 Stunning 180 gram double LP vinyl set taken from the original analogue master tapes. Pressed by Music On Vinyl exclusively for the Missing Vinyl label of Greece.
APOTEOSI (S/T) Their self-titled album from 1975 contains lofty musical ideals and is a conceptual work inspired by their homeland of Calabria in Southern Italy. Their main influences included UK giants ELP, Yes and Genesis, and the Italian big three of PFM, Banco and Le Orme. Despite the band members' tender years, they were technically accomplished musicians and their compositions have strong classical overtones. The album features the delicate female vocals of Silvana Idà, who also sang on some folk singles released on her father's label, although the disc is noteworthy for the lengthy instrumental passages spearheaded by brother Massimo's keyboards, which include Hammond B3 organ, Eminent string ensemble and Arp Pro-Soloist synthesizer. This album is definitely one for fans of melodic, keyboard-driven music, with 14-year old Massimo's expressive piano-playing being the cornerstone of the album.
AQUILA (S/T) Led by Blonde On Blonde's guitarist Ralph Denyer and produced by Patrick Campbell-Lyons of ('60s) Nirvana, Aquila added sax and flute to their rock base to create some spellbinding music. Originally issued in August 1970, their sole album is a lost progressive classic that has been compared to the work of Audience, Family, Gravy Train and Raw Material, and makes its long-awaited return
ARCESIA - Reachin' The album was released in a private edition of 300 copies and most of them were given away to family and friends. In the late '80s, one of those copies was unearthed by record dealer Paul Major, who was one of the first people to appreciate the singularity of Reachin' Arcesia. Since then, the album, which mixes over-the-top crooner vocals with late '60s acid-rock and pop arrangements, has developed a reputation as a lounge-psych/real people masterpiece. Remastered and presented in a gatefold sleeve with the original artwork on the back and a new cover design on the front. Includes insert with lyrics. Features detailed liner notes and rare photos in the inner gatefold, telling the real story of John Arcesi.
ARK - Voyages Legendary USA private psychedelic album, a top-level rarity issued in a tiny edition of 100 copies in 1978. Really impressive concept album with religious/spiritual lyrics, raw basement sound, strong song-writing and superb musicianship. It combines some drifting, mellow tracks with some fuzz-rockers. "Monster top 5 US psychedelic garage LP. Eerie folk-rock, Doors-sounding spookers with a smattering of D.R. Hooker lounge/mind psychedelia thrown in, great drifty acid jams, desert wind effects, air raid sirens ... all the right moves & attitude." --Paul Major
ARMAGGEDON - (ST) One of the best and rarest early '70s German heavy progressive rock albums. It was originally released on the legendary Kuckuck label in 1970 and nowadays it is regarded as one of the finest heavy rock albums of the early '70s. It contains great originals and an excellent version of Spooky Tooth's 'Better By You, Better Than Me.' This album, is a perfect example of the early '70s German progressive Krautrock scene and should be part of every serious '70s progressive rock collection. English lyrics." Also includes a cover of Jeff Beck's "Rice Pudding."
THE ART OF LOVIN' - (S/T) (RI/180 GRAM) - This US bands sole 1968 release, originally on Mainstream, and very much in a similar bag to The Growing Concern / Love Exchange / Peanut Butter Conspiracy with female / male vocal harmonies and a Jefferson Airplane acid rock feel. Includes an excellent version of Tim Hardin's "How Can We Hang On To A Dream?". A great album and praised in Fuzz Acid & Flowers.
ASTRO SOUNDS FROM BEYOND THE YEAR 2000
ATLANTIDE - Francesco Ti RicordiIssued in Germany in 1976, singing in Italian, and with a very different style from the typical production of the time, being a hard-rock album with very small prog influences and based on the good fuzz guitar playing of Mimmo Sanseverino. The record is very well played and includes six long tracks varying in length from 5 minutes to the 11:15 of the long La luna.
AUNT MARY - Barbed Wire Waves (Live 1971) BARBED WIRE WAVES (AUNT MARY WAS ONE OF THE LEADING NORWEGIAN BANDS DURING THE EARLY SEVENTIES. THEY CAME FROM FREDRIKSTAD, BUT WENT TO LIVE IN DENMARK WHERE THEIR FIRST SELF TITLED ALBUM WAS RELEASED IN 1970. IN ADDITION TO TOURING EXTENSIVELY THEY ALSO DID COUPLE OF RADIO SHOWS INCLUDING ONE IN STOCKHOLM FOR SWEDISH RADIO AT OCTOBER 1971, RECORDED LIVE WITH NO OVERDUBS AND GOOD SOUND QUALITY. SO HERE YOU HAVE 4 TRACKS INCL. A 6 MIN. EXTENDED VERSION OF IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING AND 2 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS THAT SHOULD HAVE APPEARED ON THEIR SECOND ALBUM BUT RECORD LABEL SOMEHOW LOST THEM THE DEMO AND SOON AFTER JAN GROTH LEFT. THESE TWO TRACKS ARE AMONG THE MORE HEAVY STUFF THEY DID WITH IMPRESSIVE ELECTRIC GUITAR AND ORGAN.)
AZITIS - Help Vinyl reissue of rare 1971 Christian psychedelic concept record that some consider one of the best in the genre. This deluxe reissue is pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with sound from the original master tapes. The artwork and labels are reproduced form the original LP. Limited edition of 750 copies.
BACHS - Out of the Bachs '60s garage-psych moody monster! Out of The Bachs was originally released in 1968 as a private pressing of 150 copies; it's one of the rarest USA '60s garage/teenbeat albums ever, Out of The Bachs offers 12 amazing self-penned songs with a sound ahead of its time. Pure teenage-angst vocals, crashing Rickenbackers, fuzz outbursts, killer moody tracks... Sadly, all previous reissues of the album failed to capture the true sound of the original, until the Time-Lag label reissued it in 2011 with remastered sound from a pristine original vinyl copy. This reissue uses the same audio master as the out-of-print Time-Lag edition. File next to The Rising Storm, The Fantastic Dee-Jays, The Savages. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.
BARDS - MOSES LAKE RECORDINGS CLEARSPOT presents on 180 gram vinyl and housed in nice hardcarton sleeve! for the first time ever, the great Pacific Northwest band that released over a dozen 45s on both the Piccadilly, Parrot and Capital labels. They opened for such national acts as THE TURTLES and PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS. This is their previously unreleased LP from 1968, produced by CURT BOETCHER and KEITH OLSEN, who teamed up on THE ASSOCIATION's recording and many others out of LA in the 60's. From the master tapes. Experimental and psychedelic in nature, it features outstanding keyboard, vocals and fuzz-driven guitar work.
THE BATCH - Wait 'Til Tomorrow Priceless 60s and 70's rarities w insert) 180 gram
BAZAR - Drabantbyrock Bazar was one of the hardest-working progressive bands from Scandinavia. This is the first reissue of their killer second album from 1974. Wah-wah-fuelled guitar action, organ, flute, melodic vocals, and radical lyrics. Drabantbyrock combines heavy numbers, West Coast guitar jams, and dreamy moments, featuring the superb guitar playing of Bent Patey. Kick-ass psychedelic/progressive hard rock from Norway, highly recommended for those into Swedish hard rock bands such as November. 24-bit remastering. Includes insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby!) and photos. Features original artwork in gatefold sleeve.
BERMUDA TRIANGLE (S/T) It's strange mixture of haunting melodic folk and dreamy psychedelia. Both male and female vocals participated by Roger and Wendy Penney (who had also presented the extremely rare 'Roger & Wendy' LP back in 1972) while autoharp, violin, percussion and sound effects (wah wah, fuzz, phaser, delay) offer a 'unique' atmosphere.
JOHN BERBEERIAN - Oud Artistry (RI/180 Gram) Exact repro edition of this LP, originally issued in 1965? This is the limited edition colored vinyl version. "Another reissue of the ultimate oud master. This is the follow-up to Expressions East and it is no less an impressive affair. Again on this album John has brought together some of the finest exponents of Armenian, Turkish, and Arabic music, including James Shahrigian (bass), Souren Baronian (clarinet, bongos), John Yalenezian (dumbeg), Jack Chalikian (canun), Steve Pumilia (finger cymbals, def, dumbeg, tambourine), John Valentine (guitar, dudoog) and Bob Tashjian (vocals). 'Aziza' is a driving Arabic instrumental with the oud and bongos setting the pace in frantic counter action. 'Bir-Demet Yasemen' is a dramatic presentation of 6/8 rhythm couples with a profound lyric. 'Sevan 5/4' is an instrumental native to Armenia. The title refers to the unorthodox 5/4 meter. 'Savgulum' is a pulsating example of a rhythm that never ceases; of a composition that is never forgotten. 'Yarus' is a prize in Armenian vocal composition. Here again one is struck by the profundity of the lyrics. 'Sevasda' features words and melody that are traditionally Turkish. The 6/8 time signature however, is common to much of the music for the Middle East. 'Rast Taksim' refers to a form of improvisation. It's often meant as an introductory passage, however, it's here presented as a complete work expressive of mood and emotion. 'Rast Sazsemi' -- the Sazsemi is a classic example of Turkish art music." --from the liner notes.
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO - Il Tempo Della Semina Il Tempo Della Semina is a very nice progressive rock album, not as hard as their debut, with flute, piano, Hammond and the whole lot, as well as Moog. This is a limited 500 copies pressing and the sound is remastered from tapes. Nice gatefold cover."
BIRMINGHAM SUNDAY - A Message From "Formed by some high-school friends from Carson City, Nevada, the band began playing clubs around the state in the late sixties, and soon landed a contract with Bill Holmes' (Strawberry Alarm Clock's producer) label, All American. This teenage band played mostly folk-influenced psych, with beautiful male/female vocal harmonies rising above the music (which featured Doors-influenced organ playing and some wind instruments as well). The album was originally released as a test pressing, and the impossibly-rare original copies have been known to sell for mind-boggling prices." 180 gram vinyl.
THE BITTER SEEDS / ROCK SHOP - State of Your Mind These are perfect examples of the transition from R&B-garage to early psychedelic sounds that many San Francisco ballroom bands experienced at the time. An exciting find for any lover of lost West Coast psychedelic sounds. For this Bitter Seeds/Rock Shop retrospective, Out-Sider has also unearthed some wild live recordings from 1966 with good sound quality. Includes four-page insert with liner notes, photos, and memorabilia. Remastered sound.
J.D. BLACKFOOT - THE ULTIMATE PROPHECY (180 GRAM) Limited 180 gram exact repro vinyl version of this monster release by this late '60s US band who wrote the brilliant "Epitaph For a Head". The title track of this, their debut album, is a long suite of acid mayhem with searing guitar and cosmic lyrics about the cycle of life and death. The remainder of the album contains great West Coast tinged country rock with strong harmonies and guitar work.
BLAKULLA (S/T) Mid--70's prog quintet from Gothenburg. Along with ATLAS and KAIPA, they were one of the few Swedish bands that played symphonic rock at the time. They practised their chops doing hard blues à la CREAM and DEEP PURPLE, and their brand of symphonic rock isn't entirely devoid of those early influences. featuring swirling organs and gutsy guitar numbers as well as slightly folksy acoustic pieces. The guitar play, which varies from aggressive to melodic, is highly reminiscent of Steve HOWE but more fuzzy and distorted; the keyboards are also very YES like but less flamboyant than Rick WAKEMAN's.
BLAT BRUT - (S/T) Amazing previously unreleased 1976 recordings by psychedelic progsters Blat Brut. Highly touched by the works of Jimi Hendrix, Traffic, John Mayall, Pink Floyd or Jethro Tull, the band melted all their influences into a unique sound and delivered extended heady instrumental jams with a tight, ferocious drum & bass backline under guitar pyrotechnics and psyched-out flute arrangements. Think of a mindexpanded instrumental version of Pan & Regaliz, add some spicy bits of the early Jade Warrior's fuzz guitar, some reminiscences from Skin Alley's first LP or the Canterbury way of deconstructing instrumental passages.
BLIND RAVAGE - (S/T) Blind Ravage were formed in Montreal in the late '60s by well-seasoned musicians, including keyboard virtuoso Serge Fleury and ace guitar player Jean Charbonneau. In 1971 they released their only album, on the Crescent Street label. Hard rock with bluesy overtones, heavy guitar playing, punkish vocals, and swirling Hammond organ. Nine original songs plus a killer hard rock version of "Susie Q." This is the first vinyl reissue, featuring remastered sound and an insert with liner notes.
THE BLIZZARDS - I'm Your Guy Cool German band with rough'n'ready style heavily influenced by the British Invasion, though with a jagged attack (especially rhythmically) that makes it a little distinct from UK bands operating in similar areas.
BLUE ASH - No More, No Less Blue Ash's stunning debut album, pressed for the first time since 1973. Contains 12 Power Pop classics, including "Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?)" and "Smash My Guitar" Pressed on 150-gram black vinyl and housed inside a full-color sleeve Limited to 500 copies
BLUE CHEER - Outsideinside
BLUE CHEER - Oh! Pleasant Hope Exact repro reissue of the legendary cult band's sixth album, an overlooked, atypical gem originally released in 1971. This was the last album before the band's hiatus that would end with their return on 1983's The Beast Is Back. This album features Dickie Peterson's lead vocals on only three songs, reveals a blues/psych-tinged maturity in the more acoustic-centered tracks than what's found throughout the rest of their FM-radio saturated catalog, and includes "I'm The Light," a pop masterpiece blessed with the presence of synth and sitar sounds. Underrated but essential, Oh! Pleasant Hope finds Blue Cheer on a cosmic plane that remains criminally undiscovered by most.
BLUE CHEER - VINCEBUS ERUPTUM "Vincebus Eruptum, Blue Cheer's landmark 1968 debut, is widely regarded as Ground Zero of the heavy metal explosion. The album, featuring the classic Blue Cheer lineup of guitarist Leigh Stephens, bassist/vocalist Dickie Peterson and drummer Paul Whaley, includes the trio's mind-melting reading of Eddie Cochran's 'Summertime Blues,' which became a Top 20 single, along with such raw, overdriven originals as 'Doctor Please' and 'Second Time Around' and distinctive reworkings of the blues standards 'Rock Me Baby' and 'Parchment Farm.' Long out of print on vinyl, with original copies trading for steep collectors' prices, this legendary debut is available once again in its original format, complete with its unique original cover design."
BLUES MAGOOS - ELECTRIC COMIC BOOK (SEALED RI) The Magoos second album, following hot on the tails of their classic debut including "Pipe Dream", a fab version of "Gloria", and "Life Is Just A Cher O'Bowlies" amongst other weird classics. Madcap US '60s psych/punk/pop that should be in everyone's collection...
BLUES MAGOOS - PSYCHEDELIC LOLLIPOP (SEALED RI)
BLUE THINGS (S/T) (1966) (RI/Sealed) The debut album, from 1966, from this US band who mixed Byrds like folk-pop with Dylanesque touches. The album has become a major collectors item and is worthy of praise. More full blown psychedelia was to follow, but this was an excellent debut.
BO GRUMPUS - Before the War - 180 gram exact repro reissue, manufactured by Rhino. "Great 1968 Atco US psych/pop/rock album by this Boston four piece, produced and arranged by Felix Pappalardi before he joined Mountain. Pappalardi also shares some writing credits with the band (there is an early version of 'Travelling In the Dark' later recorded with Mountain) and he plays on a couple of cuts, but this is by no means a heavy rock record. At times the album has quite an unusual spaced out folky pop feel to it and overall is more of a typical 1968 pop/rock psych album -- certainly not what one would normally expect from Pappalardi. Singer/guitarist Eddie Mottau went on to play guitar on John Lennon's 'Walls And Bridges' and 'Rock'n'Roll'."
BOA - Wrong Road Boa recorded this little gem in 1971, completely live and on a Sony TC-200 in a Tupperware warehouse, giving their psych/garage a little punk twist. They did everything themselves: recording, pressing, packaging, and the marketing (which at the time was simply not done). A mere 200 copies of the original edition were pressed on their own label, Snakefield. This is the pure definition of the 'garage' sound: Boa seems to have a lot of fun jamming together in their warehouse and the result is a collection of strongly psych/prog-flavored hard rock songs, that sound like a cross between the Doors, The Who, and The Sonics."
BOHEMAIN VENDETTA (S/T) (180 Gram/Sealed) At last a good quality reissue of this classic '60s album! Superb garage psych with fuzz freakouts, rippling keyboards and ace teen psych lyrics. This band backed Faine Jade on his album.
BOKAJ RETSIEM - Psychedelic Underground "Credited as one of the best late '60s German psych-rock albums, Bokaj Retsiem's ('meister Jakob' in reverse) Psychedelic Underground is an eccentric, soulful, acidn and fuzzy rockin' essay that clearly prefigures a part of the krautrock movement.
BOLDER DAMN - Mourning Bolder Damn's 1971 album Mourning is an absolute monster among U.S. hard rock private pressings. Hailing from Florida, Bolder Damn boasted an ultra-heavy, "raw-in-your-face" sound with devastating fuzzed-out guitar, a solid rhythm section, and manic vocals, the album has gained a cult status among new fans of '70s proto-doom and hard rock sounds since then. Bringing it back into print after many years, Guerssen presents the definitive vinyl reissue of Mourning, featuring original artwork and fold-out insert with liner notes, interview with singer John Anderson, and rare pictures. Remastered sound. Highly recommended if you like Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Pentagram, MC5, Sainte Anthony's Fyre...
EDUARDO BORT -(S/T) (2 LP'S) Eduardo BORT is a Spanish guitarist/composer who recorded two LPs of progressive psychedelic art rock in the mid 1970s. It is only now receiving acclaim as one of the best releases in the Spanish prog/psych of the period. 'Eduardo Bort' is a warm blend of mystical guitar-based folk, Hendrix-style rock, space, and a healthy dose of the music of Eduardo's homeland. BORT sings, plays all the guitars and leads a band - including drummer/keyboardist Vicente Jimeno who arranged much of the material. A rich stew of ethnic progressive rock led by a passionate guitar player, Eduardo BORT's debut is a sweet find for all prog archaeologists.
BOW STREET RUNNERS - (S/T) 1996 reissue, LP version. "Flushed from Fayetteville, North Carolina -- where they thought they could remain comfortably obscure -- by our release of their only album, the Runners have recently re-surfaced. Issued in ultra-limited quantity by B.T. Puppy in 1970 -- and now changing hands for sums more familiar to NASDAQ -- this is an otherworldly blend of sweet female blotter acid harmonies, hypnotic Farfisa and high-octane fuzz guitar histrionics."
ALAN LEE BRACKETT - Peanut Butter Conspiracy Theories - Lost Songs 1967-1968 Out-Sider present Peanut Butter Conspiracy Theories: Lost Songs 1967-1968, previously unreleased recordings by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy's main-man, Alan Lee Brackett. Mostly written and recorded in 1967, when PBC were at their fame peak, Alan explores a number of different styles, encompassing fuzzed-out garage numbers, sunshine pop, folk rock and full blown psychedelia. Including ahead of its time garage-psychedelic, DIY homemade recordings on which Alan plays all instruments by himself plus pro-sounding studio cuts.
THE BRAIN POLICE - (S/T) SAN DIEGO'S ONLY PSYCHEDELIC COPS (1968 ALBUM "BRAIN POLICE" + 1969 SINGLE + EARLY RECORDINGS 1964-1965 OF BRAIN POLICE + PRE MAN-DELLS & THE OTHER FOUR! "SAN DIEGO'S ONLY PSYCHEDELIC COPS" - THIS IS HOW THIS BRILLIANT CALIFORNIAN BAND PRESENTED ITSELF ON THE PROMOTIONAL POSTERS. BRITISH INFLUENCED GARAGE-PSYCH/FREAKBEAT BAND. POWERFUL ORGAN AND GUITAR DRIVEN GARAGE ROCK BEAUTY.)
BULBOUS CREATION - You Won't Remember Dying Yes more great underground Heavy Psych. You get great acid lead guitar in class with Garcia or Cipolina and warm heavy, dusty underground sound with a eerie dark edge. Some great gems of this album are opener "End of the page", "Having a good time", the Heavy Psych monsterpiece "Let's go to the sea" and the incredible acid psych version of "Stormy Monday" which has some of the best psychedelic clear tone lead guitar ever recorded. The sheer variation, the musical quality and underground production make this album a true keeper. A desert Island record if there ever was one. Have a quality psychedelic experience with this beloved gem.
BUMP - 2 (the unreleased second album) was recoded in 1971, just a year later after the debut album, also on Pioneer Records and also produced by Gary A. Rubin. Paul Lupien (organ), George Runyan (bass, vocals), Alan Goldman (guitar) and Jerome Charles Greenberg (drums) recorded 8 great tracks which never came out. This is a fantastic prog/psychedelic monster, a mixture of dreamy organ psych with heavy fuzz bluster, very much like CA Quintet. Ghostly, swirly organs, burning rough guitars, sound effects, fuzz/wah-wah guitars, trippy, lysergic vocals and great melodies. A killer album from start to finish. Includes the original artwork.
ROGER BUNN - Piece of Mind "As K.J. Gustin wrote, Piece Of Mind is a work of 'exotic psychedelic free-jazz-meets-rock, East-meets-West, progressive and smoky moment in late Twentieth Century music history'. Add to that a spice of jazzy brassed R&B and a touch of minor-key popsike sensitivity and you get an accurate description of the sounds contained in Roger Bunn's astonishing 1969 LP, originally released in the UK on the Major Minor budget label. A versatile musician on several instruments, he became a master of double bass. After the Piece Of Mind days he joined Pete Brown's Piblotko!, played with members of Soft Machine, worked with Ornette Coleman, and even became a founding member of Roxy Music for a short period in 1970-1971, among so many other things. An album that should be an essential addition to any collection that misses it, reissued in full colour gatefold sleeve, quality vinyl pressing and an insert with liner notes, with sound remastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering in a strictly limited edition of ONLY 500 COPIES
JOHN BUNYAN'S PROGRESSIVE PILGRIMS - Apricot Brandy & Albatross 1969 rock with hard drums over tough guitar work. Listen to 'Apricot brandy' and 'Spaced out', which does what it says. Also contains a version of Fleetwood Mac's 'Albatross'.
BURNING PLAGUE - (S/T) Heavy blues rock monster from Belgium originally released in 1970 by CBS. The sound is pretty typical of the time - acid drenched leads all of the place. Originals are $$$$.
BURNT SUITE (S/T) "Brand new legitimate pressing of rare Connecticut by way of California drifting stoner rock. Three piece band of legend today. Big time rarity as an original. Here we have an exact repro cover and band history insert by band."
BUZZSAW - From Lemon Drops To Acid Rock From the ashes of '60s garage band The Lemon Drops comes power trio Buzzsaw with their loud heavy-psych sound. In the late '60s, The Lemon Drops, one of the finest garage-psych bands from Chicago (of "I Live in the Springtime" fame), relocated to the West Coast, where they gigged around and tried to secure a record contract. After a three-day "strawberry acid party" at manager Dan Herron's mansion, the original band disintegrated. And that's when power trio Buzzsaw was born, featuring Eddie and Gary Weiss (both ex-Lemon Drops) on guitar and drums respectively and Rick Fertel on bass.
JOE BYRD AND THE FIELD HIPPIES - The American Metaphysical Circus A student of electronic music, experimental composition, acoustics, psychology, Indian music and more in the 60s, Joe Byrd blended electronics with psychedelic rock in a purely entrancing style. 180 gram reissue, originally released in 1969.
CAL ROCK & ROLL - Homegrown Recorded 1982. Guitar driven rock album. Feels like vintage 70's stoner rock, with psych and prog moves.
C.A. QUINTET - Trip Thru Hell (2 LPs) LP version, deluxe gatefold packaging, 1996 reissue; originally released 1968. "Something very, very strange was afoot in the Midwest during the '60s, and we're not talking about David Letterman's stint as a local TV weatherman. While L.A. was tiptoeing through the tulips, New York was groovin' and London was electrifying bananas, these brainiacs were booking a journey to Hades. Get your contact high from a safe distance with this intense, fuzz-ridden passel of ones and zeros. Our package contains the entire mind-bent original album plus bonus cuts, and a gatefold sleeve jammed with rare photos and notes, and more!"
CAN - Out of Reach "Originally released in 1978, Out Of Reach was one of Can's last albums before their official disbandment in 1979. Here, original bass player Holger Czukay is replaced by a much more funky Rosko Gee (of Traffic fame) -- who plays a prominent role in shaping the sound of this album, writing and singing on a number of the album's tracks -- while drumming duties are shared between Jaki Liebezeit and Reebop Kwaku Baah (also from Traffic), making this one of Can's more groove-heavy releases." 180 gram.
CAN - Tago Mago. Dble LP Very limited vinyl run with repro sleeve (live shot) and labels of the third official Can album (originally released in 1970) and the second to feature the insane babblings of Damo Suzuki, a Japanese man fronting a German band singing in English.A double vinyl set this was the album that contained the relentless 20-minute funk of 'Halleluwah' (later copied wholesale by Happy Mondays), the equally long and actually rather frightening tape loop collage that is 'Aumgn', the screeching, 'Peking O' the sparse garage punk of 'Mushroom' and the Link Wray-backwards-through-a mincer clatter of 'Oh Yeah'- This album is really deserving of the tag "classic".
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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - SAFE AS MILK Repro of the first Captain Beefheart LP, originally released in the US on Buddah in 1967. 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing. "Beefheart's first proper studio album is a much more accessible, pop-inflected brand of blues-rock than the efforts that followed in the late '60s -- which isn't to say that it's exactly normal and straightforward. Featuring Ry Cooder on guitar, this is blues-rock gone slightly askew, with jagged, fractured rhythms, soulful, twisting vocals from Van Vliet, and more doo wop, soul, straight blues, and folk-rock influences than he would employ on his more avant-garde outings. 'Zig Zag Wanderer,' 'Call on Me,' and 'Yellow Brick Road' are some of his most enduring and riff-driven songs, although there's plenty of weirdness on tracks like 'Electricity' and 'Abba Zaba.'"
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND - Lick My Decals Off, Baby Manufactured by Rhino. 4th album, originally released in 1970, following Trout Mask. "Vast scholarly dissertations could be written on Beefheart's brilliant new approach to song lyric. Leaving in the dust both post-Dylan 'poetic' pretensions and the primitive approach which too often mistakes simplemindedness for simplicity, Cap's lines are magic flashfloods of free-association that somehow never get murky, strange jewel-like clusters of images, hilarious little vignettes from the lives of raffish louts and juicy mamas, half-muddled mamma's in coveralls and zoot suits. Robert Crumb could draw them, though in his vision they'd be vaguely threatened or threatening... In Lick My Decals Off, Baby this vision is extended, and even though the sonic textures are sometimes even more complex and angular than on Trout Mask, the lyrics have taken an added universality, many of them stepping back a stride from the kaleidoscopic image-clusters of last year's songs. Lick My Decals Off, Baby is just great bawdy music, as sanguinely sexual as a tale out of Boccaccio." -- Lester Bangs/Creem, 1971.
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - MIRROR MAN - Exact repro. "Originally, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band's second album was intended to be a double-album set called It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. Although 1968's Strictly Personal has the same artwork that was mooted for the double album, it's a single disc. As part of the same post-Trout Mask Replica closet-cleaning that led to Buddah (the parent company of Blue Thumb Records, which released Strictly Personal) reissuing Safe As Milk as Dropout Boogie in the U.K. in 1970, the label released Mirror Man, the second disc that was intended for the Plain Brown Wrapper release. Recorded in November 1967 (an odd misprint on the sleeve claims it was recorded in 1965, when the band barely existed), the four lengthy tracks on Mirror Man are even more simplistic and primal than those on Strictly Personal. The key tracks are 'Tarotplane Blues,' a free-form jam in which Beefheart jumbles together the lyrics of at least half a dozen blues standards into a stream-of-consciousness ramble (adding musette and harmonica for good measure) as the Magic Band vamps on a slide guitar-based, two-chord groove for over 19 minutes, and the similarly expansive 'Mirror Man,' one of the key tracks of Beefheart's entire career."
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - SPOTLIGHT KID 180 gram vinyl, manufactured by Rhino. Fifth album, originally released in 1972. "The self-produced The Spotlight Kid, with a band consisting again of Zoot Horn Rollo, Rockette Morton and Ed Marimba, joined by Winged Eel Fingerling (Eliot Ingber), guitar, in addition to Drumbo, Ted Cactus and Rhys Clark on drums."
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - CLEAR SPOT - 180 gram vinyl, manufactured by Rhino. 6th album, following The Spotlight Kid. "In 1972, Warner Bros. Records producer Ted Templeman, already riding high with the Doobie Brothers and soon to be known as Van Halen's producer, decided to produce Beefheart. The result was Clear Spot, one of Beefheart's best-sounding records. It's also one of the rare occasions when Beefheart's music survived commercial staging without failure. Throughout the album, the band -- Zoot Horn Rollo, guitar, steel guitar and mandolin; Rockette Morton, rhythm and bass guitar; Ed Marimba (Art Trip), drums and percussion; and Oréjon (Roy Estrada ), bass -- cooks, Beefheart is in great voice and the sound is crystal clear."
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - TROUT MASK REPLICA - 180 gram vinyl, manufactured by Rhino. The third Beefheart album (following Safe as Milk and Strictly Personal) to be released, first issued in 1969. Gatefold sleeve, classic Cal Schenkel artwork. "Trout Mask Replica is Captain Beefheart's masterpiece, a fascinating, stunningly imaginative work that still sounds like little else in the rock & roll canon. Given total creative control by producer and friend Frank Zappa, Beefheart and his Magic Band rehearsed the material for this 28-song double album for over a year, wedding minimalistic R&B, blues, and garage rock to free jazz and avant-garde experimentalism. Atonal, sometimes singsong melodies; jagged, intricately constructed dual-guitar parts; stuttering, complicated rhythmic interaction -- all of these elements float out seemingly at random, often without completely interlocking, while Beefheart groans his surrealist poetry in a throaty Howlin' Wolf growl. As one might expect from music so complex and, to many ears, inaccessible, the influence of Trout Mask Replica was felt more in spirit than in direct copycatting, as a catalyst rather than a literal musical starting point. However, its inspiring reimagining of what was possible in a rock context laid the groundwork for countless future experiments in rock surrealism, especially during the punk/new wave era."
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND - It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper One of the most exciting aspects of reintroducing so much rare and incredible music to the world is being able to finally make available material that's been in label-vault limbo since the day it was recorded, vital sounds locked away from the deserving ears of the legions of devoted music fans we at Sundazed count ourselves among. But when we're able to present previously shelved material by one of the most visionary and influential artists of all time, in exceptional fidelity, with the look and feel of the packaging that the artist originally meant it to have? Well, then, that just takes everything to another level completely -- a level that's certainly been reached with the exclusive vinyl-only issue of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band's mind-blowing lost 1967 sessions. Recorded in part as the follow-up to Safe as Milk, Beefheart's debut from earlier that year, the world-shattering material on It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper was re-recorded, truncated, and issued -- without the Captain's approval -- as Strictly Personal in 1968. Mastered directly from the original analog tapes and featuring a wealth of unedited takes never before on vinyl, Sundazed's stunning gatefold double-LP release of this infamously enigmatic opus comes to you wrapped in a sharp outer sleeve bearing specially commissioned artwork by Frank Zappa/Straight Records illustrator Cal Schenkel replicating the album's planned '67 design (deliberately not shown here. It's a surprise!); inside are rare photos and fascinating, exhaustive liner notes by Magic Band drummer John 'Drumbo' French. So here, then, is Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band's second album of gloriously disjointed avant-rock/blues and free-jazz skronk, presented just as nature -- and the Captain -- intended. Even after more than 40 years, this music is still hopelessly ahead of its time -- or, as one-time Magic Band member Ry Cooder once described it, 'right on time.'"
CARGO - Front Side, Back Side Toronto, Canada based psychedelic quartet began as the Prophets in the mid-60's. Dreamy psychrock with some mild-jazzy atmospheric improvisations and a couple of spoken mayhem freak-out passages coming between the tracks. Very rare LP, originally released in 1969.
CAROL OF HARVEST - (S/T) Long-deleted Guerssen title now repressed in a limited deluxe version, with a thick carton cover and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Germany, 1978. Absolutely early '70s-sounding progressive and psychedelic folk-rock masterpiece of the first order. Entirely sung in English by an incredibly young female vocalist, Beate Krause, only 16 years-old! Long tracks with excellent, killer acid guitar solos, and Moog. If you like groups like Mellow Candle or Pentangle, there's no doubt you need to purchase this one fast. Often praised as "the best prog-folk record ever," this is an absolute classic of the genre. Besides that, the original label pressed only 200 copies of the LP, so imagine how hard it is to find this now. So here you have a new vinyl reissue of this wonderful record, licensed by the band, with killer, remastered sound and an insert with photos and liner notes in a limited edition of 700 copies.
THE CASE - Blackwood Recorded in 1971 by some very advanced high-schoolers during their Christmas vacation, self-released on the legendary RPC Records label. Color booklet includes notes by the band + rare photos. 180 gram vinyl, limited to 500 copies.
CATHEDRAL - Stained Glass Stories CATHEDRAL is usually mentioned with other 70s American prog bands like YEZDA URFA and MIRTHRANDIR. Those three bands played symphonic-prog influenced mostly by YES and early GENESIS (although YEZDA URFA showed a strong GENTLE GIANT influence). And it had a profound influence on CATHEDRAL. The listener will instantly notice that CATHEDRAL were quite aggressive for a mid-seventies prog band, and the band wastes little time exploring action-packed sections in each track.
CENTURY EXPANDED - Concerto For Wah Wah A totally wicked little record, and one that's exactly what it promises in the title – an extended instrumental suite based entirely around wah wah guitar! The lead instrument is used here in a relatively spacey setting, but one that's still got plenty of funky undercurrents too – some dark bassline bits and drums that descend underneath the wah wah in the lead on "Melodic Variations In D Minor" – then get even more subtle on "Rhythmic Variations In E Major", which picks up the pace and has the guitar get even more jamming! The set ends with the spare "Prelude", which almost feels like some lost art rock piece from the early 80s – and the whole thing is pretty darn incredible. (Limited to 500 copies.)
CEREBRUM - (S/T) (10") The group's named Cerebrum, but they definitely play from a lower part of the anatomy than the brain – given the fire, fuzz, and frenzy in their music! The album's short, but it's filled with such solidly played material, it really packs more of a punch than most full-length records of this vintage – heavy drums, wicked guitar solos, and a sinister quality to the vocals that gives them this dark-edged majesty that may well blow away Black Sabbath at their best! These guys only ever issued two singles in the Spanish scene at the start of the 70s – but both of them are great, and combined here to make a massive piece of 10" wax – complete with notes in English and Spanish. Titles include "Eagle Death", "Read A Book", "Time's Door", and "It's So Hard".
CEYLEIB PEOPLE - Tanyet (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Classic 1967 sitar psych album. This trippy, instrumental concept piece drips with sitars, flute and Eastern charm mixing electric guitar (courtesy of a young Ry Cooder) with acoustic eastern weirdness. Very rare on vinyl, has the original mind blowing Rick Griffin cover!
CHARLIES - Jail Sessions Recorded in 1969 and 1970, with amazing electric guitar, 100% pure heavy underground sound. After 45 years this Charlies album comes out as the band wanted it to sound like with many alternative versions of songs from the Buttocks album and unknown songs as well. 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a printed inner sleeve, a four-page insert and an A2 poster. Edition of 500 (numbered).
CHILDREN - Rebirth A great psychedelic band from San Antonio, TX, who released only one classic album on Cinema in 1968 (picked up by Atco later that year). Starting out as The Stoics in 1966, they later evolved into The Mind's Eye, then their final incarnation as The Children with the beautiful female vocals of Cassell Webb. Ex-Monkee Davy Jones took them under his wing in 1967, promoting them on the LA Sunset Strip club scene. Rebirth combines soft psych and baroque pop with fuzzed-out psychedelia. Produced by Lelan Rogers (13th Floor Elevators, The Golden Dawn, etc.). Original gatefold artwork faithful to the beautiful original release on Cinema. Newly remastered sound. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and photos.
CHILDREN OF THE MUSHROOM - (S/T) Children of the Mushroom epitomized the psychedelic garage sound coming out of California in the late '60s. August Mademoiselle/You Can't Erase a Mirror is one of the masterpieces from the first psychedelic era: feedback, fuzz, organ, and mysterious vocals. This retrospective album includes both tracks from their monster 45, with sound taken from the master recordings, plus previously unreleased tracks by The Mushroom, recorded in 1968. These are raw, lo-fi home recordings with lots of fuzz guitar and organ. It's the sound of a psychedelic band in 1968 playing free and wild, without any producer or record label executive telling them what to do. An incredible document. Remastered sound. Fold-out colour insert with liner notes, interview with the band members, and rare photos. Last copies, deleted edition.
CHOCOLATE WATCH BAND - The Inner Mystique The Watch Band's follow-up LP, puts you in the middle of a hippie ballroom with legendary producer Ed Cobb's instrumental 'Voyage of the Trieste' and 'In the Past,' which use enough psychedelic guitar, electric sitar and exotic shakers and rattles to grow your hair at least two inches overnight. Ray Davies' 'I'm Not Like Everybody Else' sounds like it was written just for the Watch Band, and Dylan's 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' is a jingle-jangle masterpiece."
CHOCOLATE WATCH BAND - No Way Out "Sundazed is totally stoked to announce the reissue of the first two albums by the Chocolate Watch Band, high on everyone's list as one of the most exciting garage bands ever. Hailing from San Jose, California, the Watch Band -- featuring the pouting, Mick Jagger-influenced lead vocals of Dave Aguilar, the thrilling guitars of Sean Tolby and Mark Loomis, the solid bass of Bill Flores and the thumping drums of Gary Andrijasevich -- made all the right scenes in San Jose, including appearances with South Bay chart-toppers the Syndicate of Sound and Count Five. No Way Out kicks things off with an eye-opening nugget, 'Let's Talk About Girls.' It's a song that perfectly blends a stomping Chuck Berry rhythm track with the happening 'boss sound,' the psychedelic guitar. 'Come On,' an early Stones single, is given the perfect Jagger paint job, while 'Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love-In)' captures the new tribal hippie culture in a nutshell."
CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND - One Step Beyond Underrated last album by the famous San Franciscan Garage band. Adopting a more typical late '60's acid rock sound, The band sounded like Moby Grape on this, their final voyage with chiming guitars and layered harmony vocals. An exact repro in the original sleeve....
CHIRCO - Visitation U.S. 1972 private press psychedelic-progressive conceptual album from Chirco: two long suites featuring fuzzed-out guitars, spacey vocals, effects, complex vocal harmonies and heavy organs. Top-level recording and musicianship with Barry Tashian from The Remains assisting and writing one of the tracks. Newly remastered sound, repro of the original insert with newly added liner-notes.
CHRISTOPHER - (S/T) One of the most rare major label U.S. psych LPs ever released, this hard-hitting, fuzz-laden collection of biker-rock and stoned ballads briefly appeared in a tiny press run in 1970. Recorded by the acid-fuelled Texas trio called Christopher in California, it has gone on to become one of the era's more legendary obscurities, with original copies selling for four-figure sums, and makes its long-awaited return here. Package includes biographical notes.
CHURCHILL'S - (S/T) Deluxe 180 gram vinyl reissue. This is universally-acclaimed as one of the greatest and most imaginative albums to have emerged from a non-English speaking country in the heyday of psychedelia. Recorded cheaply in Tel Aviv in 1969 (partially as the soundtrack to an obscure movie), it combines the talents of the Canadian Stan Solomon, the British Rob Huxley and Israelis Haim Romano, Michael Gabrielov and Amy Trebitch to devastating effect. Original copies routinely change hands for well into four figures, making this return to LP especially welcome.
CIRCLES - (S/T} Carrying the torch of '70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia, or Liliental into the '80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, and Nurse with Wound, so one can also expect some similarities to those artists. Circles is their first album, originally privately released in 1983 on the duo's tiny Einhorn label and housed in a mysterious cover. This little-known but excellent kraut/psych/experimental album is highly recommended for anyone into Harmonia, Cluster, Fripp & Eno, Heldon, Conrad Schnitzler, NEU!, Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, Irmin Schmidt, Amon Düül II. . . . First-ever reissue, including detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Ultima Thule) telling the band's story for the first time.
CIRCLES - More Circles Carrying the torch of '70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia, or Liliental into the '80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, and Nurse with Wound, so one can also expect some similarities to those artists. Circles is their first album, originally privately released in 1983 on the duo's tiny Einhorn label and housed in a mysterious cover. This little-known but excellent kraut/psych/experimental album is highly recommended for anyone into Harmonia, Cluster, Fripp & Eno, Heldon, Conrad Schnitzler, NEU!, Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, Irmin Schmidt, Amon Düül II. . . . First-ever reissue, including detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Ultima Thule) telling the band's story for the first time.
CIRCUS 2000 (S/T) Circus 2000 was not a real progressive album, since it derived from the psychedelic and west-coast scenes from the USA, but it's still considered one of the LPs that opened to the florid Italian 'pop season,' which would explode just a couple of years later. The album cover artwork, the English lyrics, the psychedelic sound supporting the beautiful voice of singer Silvana Aliotta, all these ingredients made Circus 2000 an unique phenomenon in the musical Italian panorama, and many believed that the band was actually American. The album is one of the rarest items in its original version, and it's here reprinted in a perfect 180 gram black vinyl replica."
CIRCUIT RIDER (S/T) "This is the ultimate burnout biker-psych masterpiece. Finally repressed directly from tapes to flawlessly restore the cigarette burns, Harley fumes, and cocaine hangovers of the original ride. This is a 40 minute recipe for complete mental breakdown. Included on the Acid Archives' list of Top Ten LPs Most Likely To Be Owned By A Serial Killer. Circuit Rider is lost on the same journey as Kenneth Higney, Nicodemus & Matchez, YaHoWa, Boa, Heitkotter, Dave Lamb & Gye Whiz, Raven, Fraction, and The Doors' L.A. Woman."
THE CITY BLUES - Blues For Lawrence Street Ultra-rare private garage blues LP from the Los Angeles area (released on Nouveau Records in 1967); reminds many of early Quicksilver Messenger Service, specifically the 1966 pre-Cipollina lineup as heard on the Groucho releases. Trebly guitars, wailing harmonica, etc. One of the rarest California private LPs with originals virtually non-existent and fetching large sums. Limited to 500 copies." The final track, 'Smokestack Lightning,' is about twelve minutes long with all sorts of noddling going on. It was their take on Butterfield's East-West.
CLEAR LIGHT (S/T) "Their psychedelia run amuck with twin drummers, creamy fuzz guitar and carnival-clatter keyboards, LA's Clear Light were a fixture on underground radio -- most memorably with their heavy-on-the-paranoia 'Mr. Blue.' Our reissue of their rare self-titled 1967 Elektra debut, produced by Paul Rothchild, features a non-LP bonus track ('She's Ready To Be Free') and liner notes that tell Clear Light's story in full, vivid detail."
JOU COGRA - Hammond Explosion The best sort of Hammond Explosion you could hope for – a blast of rare funky 45s from Spanish organ maestro Jou Cogra – a player who's got the soul of American organists of the 60s, but who also easily grabs some of the wilder sounds used by British players during the psychedelic years! Imagine Jimmy McGriff on acid, and you'll get part of the vibe here – because the tunes groove nicely at the core, but often blow out the Leslie speakers with their rumbling basslines or mad keyboard flourishes – served up here on a set of 15 cuts from Jou's rare singles of the early 70s.
COLOURED BALLS - Ball Power By the time Lobby Loyde formed the COLOURED BALLS in march 1972, he was already a 12-year veteran of the local music scene. Working his way through r&b legends the Purple Hearts, psychedelic act Wild Cherries and onto the bluesy Aztecs, loyde had well and truly established his reputation as Australias pre -eminent guitar master. By the beginning of 1973, the bands standing was such that they put in an astonishing performance at the second annual sunbury festival. Loydes legendary 16-minute, freeform showpiece g.o.d., a searing cosmic heavy metal epic that surely stands as one of the greatest performances ever recorded by an Australian band of the era. One of the great progressive hard rock lps of the era, Ball Power really had a lot going for it: great songs, inspirational playing, attitude to burn and an experimental edge that would have frightened the hell out of any lesser band. the overall excellence of Ball Power makes for quality listening all the way through. The songs range from the crunching, melodic hard rock of flash and hey! Whats your name to the simple, raw rocknroll of mama dont get me wrong and won't you make up your mind (a proto-typical punk ball-tearer at a breathtakingly brief one minute and 32 seconds) and a raucous cover of the Jerry Lee Lewis standard "Whole lotta shakin". In between there are the sleazy blues of something new and b.p.r. Plus progressive, guitar-heavy monsters like Human Being & Thats What Mama Said.
CONDELLO - Phase 1 Multi-talented underground legend's 1968 psych classic. In 1968, he led his own band which released the psychedelic masterwork 'Phase 1' on Scepter Records. Featuring a young Bill Spooner (pre-Tubes) on guitar, the album flows and trickles through your mind with more saturation than Lucy and her diamonds in the sky, picking up a few nuggets, boulders, and pebbles in the emergent violet haze. Guaranteed to put your mind into a psychedelized headswirl trip that you'll want to take again and again.
CONGREGACION - Viene - Super rare psych folk from Chile recorded in 1973. Beautiful acoustic and mildly electric folk, that sounds like a Latin American version of The Incredible Stringband or 67 Donovan. Embellished with flute, natural sound effects and strings the overall tone is dreamy and evocative.
THE CONTENTS ARE - Through You "The Contents Are was one of many sixties bands from the Quad City's fertile garage music scene. With labels/studios like Fredlo and IGL, it was a very healthy regional area for bands with an unusually high per capita for record releases. Up until the recent discovery of an original copy a couple years ago, it was only rumored to exist and remained an enigma with hardcore record collectors. In most cases, the Contents Are were only known by astute collectors for their two excellent 45 releases (non-LP). Well the mystery is over, and here's your chance to hear one of the rarest & greatest garage records ever recorded. Here's the story about the record: Four high school seniors from Iowa decide to release an album of all original tunes, and was exclusively sold at their live shows. Originally released on the Rok label (a subsidiary of the already obscure Fredlo label) in 1967 with only 100 copies pressed. These guys were not your typical garage band ? talented players, professional grade vocalists and no cover songs!!! Their music is a nice blend of garage rock with hints of hipster folk and early psychedelic influences. As good if not better as other similar top shelf rarities like Mystery Meat and the Bachs, but no major quantity find making original copies of the Contents Are ten times rarer. Get it or miss it! LP 450 numbered/glossy heavy sleeve/180 gram pressing/insert."
COSMIC MICHAEL - (S/T) Ultra-crude basement garage psych and acid-boogie-blues from 1969! Cosmic Michael self-released a couple of primitive, homemade albums on his Bliss label. This is his first one, DIY stoner bluesy garage psychedelia with crude organ, guitars, and vocals. Featuring underground classics like "Cosmic Michael Theme" (covered in 2013 by neo-psych band Psychic Ills) and "Now That You Found It" among others. First ever vinyl reissue, original artwork, insert with a reproduction of the original poster, plus pasteable reproductions of original LP labels like those that came with the original release. Remastered sound.
COUNT FIVE - Psychotic Reaction Reissue of the sole album by this legendary US '60's garage band who wrote "Psychotic Reaction" and promptly went into the garage History books. Wild snarling garage rock with loads of fuzz and attitude.
COUNTRY LANE - Substratum Along with 'Substratum' originally being released in 1973 and being reissued by the label Musea, the five Swiss-born musicians that constitute COUNTRY LANE offer the listener an unrecognizable jewel in melodical Progressive rock from the early seventies. This music authoritatively executed is comparable to that produced by its Anglo-Saxon references, such as DEEP PURPLE and URIAH HEEP in those years. One may equally recall FAIRPORT CONVENTION (Without violins) or the Belgian group WATERLOO (without flutes)...
COZMIC CORRIDORS - (S/T) An underground kraut-kosmische monster, recorded and produced circa 1972-73 in Cologne by Toby "The Mad Twiddler" Robinson for his Pyramid label. Featuring Mythos drummer Hans-Jürgen Pütz on percussion and effects, alongside synth/keyboard freak Alex Meyer, poet/vocalist Pauline Fund, and the mysterious guitarist Peter Förster. Cozmic Corridors is an album if tripped-out electronic ambient soundscapes, dark atmospheres, drones, plenty of MiniMoog, gothic Hammond organ, Rhodes, electric and 12-string acoustic guitars, ritual chants, effects, and horror cinematic vibes. It is not advisable to listen to this alone in the dark. RIYL: Terry Riley, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Popol Vuh, Emtidi, Jacula, Franco Leprino, Dead Can Dance. Master tape sound; Insert with detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman, head boss at Ultima Thule and author of The Crack In The Cosmic Egg
CREATION - Pure Electric Soul Led by Japanese guitar hero Kazuo Takeda, Creation was instrumental in opening the ears of Japanese audiences to the sounds pouring in from the West. 1977's Pure Electric Soul was the band's final effort. An album of riff-heavy and funky blues rock, mostly penned by Takeda, with the exception of the blues standard 'Frankie And Johnny' and the Yardbirds' 'Happenings 10 Years Time Ago'. Once again the controversial cover artwork featured a group of nude boys."
CREATION - This Is "Led by Japanese guitar-hero Kazuo Takeda, Creation (initially called Blues Creation) was instrumental in opening up Japan to the new sounds pouring in from the West. Takeda apparently got the idea of recording directly to disc while hanging out in the US, the idea being that it would create a more intimate sound (by eliminating the loss of sound quality inherent in any transfer to magnetic tape). However, it also meant that there could be no overdubs or multi-tracking - essentially making This Is Creation (featuring Katsutoshi Morizono of Prism on rhythm guitar) a live album."
CREATION - Felix Pappalardi Recorded in 1976 at Bearsville Studio in NYC, this album was the result of a collaboration between Japanese guitar hero Kazuo Takeda of Creation and American bassist Felix Pappalardi of Mountain. This album is a collection of tunes written by Pappalardi, Pappalardis wife, Gail Collins, and Takeda, and finds Pappalardi playing bass, keyboards and vibraphone on the LP as well as handling production duties. The songs are a blend of melodic hard rock akin and would not seem out of place on a Mountain album.
CRYSTAL SYPHON - Elephant Ball Their debut album -- evidence that the mine of hidden gems from the original psych era had not yet been picked clean -- caught the ears of fans worldwide, garnering raves and equal-footing comparisons to Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, and The Byrds; the group reunited and began playing out again, with their vintage sound intact. Roaratorio is proud to present Elephant Ball, a second helping of unearthed material from the band's archives.
CRYSTALAUGUR - Terranaut(br />Ultimate underground, lo-fi, psychedelic rock. Loose feel, raw sound, spacey prog-funk touches, sound effects and some proto-DIY, pre-punk vibes which bring to mind Velvet Underground or avant-garage '70s Cleveland bands like Pere Ubu but also hard-rockers ala Pink Fairies or Stray. Bootlegged many times over the years, this is the first ever legit reissue of this "lost-in-time" psychedelic artefact. Includes insert with rare photos and detailed liner notes by Jeremy Cargill
CYKLE - (S/T) Top-notch US garage/psychedelic album from 1969 with Vox organ, fuzzy guitars, snotty vocals and impressive songwriting and recording quality. Featuring all-time acid-punk classics such as "It's Her" and "Walkout Of My Mind". Master tape sound. Includes and insert with detailed liner notes. LP version comes housed in an old-school style tip-on sleeve.
THE D-MEN - I Wanna Shout Take the 14 tunes of this platter, add a band named The D- Men, and you've got a driving, shaking demonstration of US mid 1960's british invasion influenced Garage Rock and Roll. The D- Men are best remembered today for their minor hit success with 45's such as "I Just Don't Care" or "So Little Time". Their biggest success and recognition though, came in 1967 under their new name "The Fifth Estate" when they charted nationwide with their baroque rock adaptation "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead". This collection has the flamable stuff of the mid 60s beat generation
DAMON - Song of A Gypsy (2 LP's) Generally regarded as one of the finest privately-pressed psychedelic rock records and has, for over twenty years, been one of the most sought after late '60s American rock artifacts in the world, with the scant original copies that exist exchanging hands for thousands of dollars. Definitive reissue of the legendary late '60s Los Angeles psychedelic masterpiece: restored/remastered transfer, pitch/speed corrected for the first time ever. Extensive booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images, a thorough investigation into this landmark album, and an extensive interview with Damon.
DAMIN EIH A.L..K. AND BROTHER CLARK - Never Mind Now available on vinyl in a limited edition of 475 copies. On many hard-core psych collectors' Top 10 lists, this insanely rare and impossible-to-describe 1973 brain-fryer from Minneapolis is utterly soaked with mystic, thoroughly-dosed higher key psychedelia. It is a truly unhinged gem of out-there, acid-dipped geniusness, with quavering vocals, flanged-out guitars & effects, acoustic ramble, and fuzz confusion. Damin Eih wandered off to India to clear his head after leaving behind this lone, legendary offering, never to be heard from again. Painstakingly and spectacularly remastered from two virgin copies of the original vinyl with the full participation of Brother Clark (the others are lost and presumed dead), this treasure is now rescued from the deepest catacombs of psychedelic fatso obscurity for all to hear. 180 gram vinyl, original insert reproduction, and 28 pt. craft stock with old school paste-on sleeves.
THE DAVID - Another Day, Another Lifetime (1967) (180 Gram/RI/Sealed) Tripped out 1967 gem from Los Angeles. This album combines driving garage psych with symphonic orchestral arrangements layered with wigged-out fuzztone guitar, acid rock guitar raga's and swirling trippy keyboards. The band even made their own futuristic instruments which they play on the album!
JEAN-BERNARD DE LIBREVILLE - Allons-y Gaiement Produced from the original Acetate record made in 1969 and available for the first time on LP Jean-Bernard de Libreville's previously unreleased and only album finally available. A totally freakbeat-free-jazz masterpiece
THE DEEP - Psychedelic Moods (3 LP's) "Expanded deluxe edition of The Deep's one and only album, originally released in 1966 and now well-established as a psychedelic classic. A perfect representation of the psychedelic sound: free-form poetry, infectious drum beats, fuzzed out guitar, and playfully plucked bass (and vibes and tympani and so on), swirl together, coalescing into some of the most impressive psychedelic rock you'll hear. Cuts like 'Your Choice To Choose,' sound very Seeds-like or proto-Velvet Underground, Lou Reed snarl and all; others like 'Shadows On The Wall' and 'Wake Up and Find Me' are haunting acid ballads: the whole point of the album was to thoroughly explore the hallucinatory agony and ecstasy of a 12-hour Technicolor dream... although the end result is more amphetamine edgy than acid-soaked trippy.
DELIRED CAMELEON FAMILY - Visa De Censure N0. X The music form Delired Cameleon Family, as it has been told somewhere, 'is the synthesis of piano's technical, epic scales, psychedelic wah wah guitar sounds and electronic cosmic, molecular machines arrangements.' We are proud to add this great experimental trippy soundtrack to the Wah Wah catalogue, reissued in cool vinyl, with remastered sound, housed in a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve and complete with an insert with liner notes and photos. Only 500 copies pressed, so better get yours before they are gone!"
DEMON FUZZ - Afreaka! Re-issue of an impossibly rare record that fetches huge sums. Released in 1971, the music defies description; there's Afro-beat, funk, psych, jazz rock, fuzz guitar, the works, in long 9-minute tracks like 'Past, Present & Future' & 'Mercy'."
DENISE - (S/T)
DOUGLAS FIR - Hard Heartsingin' The one and only album by this great Pacific Northwest band, recorded and originally released in 1970, is a mix of hard-driving psychedelic rock, heavy blues, and atmospheric ballads with big studio production. Flowing organs, powerful Doorsy vocals, and hard-edged guitars. Nice orchestrations on some tracks, which bring to mind Love's Forever Changes (1967) or Johnny Rivers's Realization (1973). Original master sound; includes insert with liner notes.
DRAGONFLY - (S/T) Ultra-loud heavy psychedelic rock from Colorado from the late '60s with loads of fuzz guitar all over. Here's a welcome, first-ever official vinyl reissue with the original artwork and insert with liner notes. Gatefold sleeve. "This album is sure to share space at the top of your shelf with Plastic Cloud, Savage Resurrection and SRC for those special moments when you want to teach a young, unsuspecting psych convert just what that acid rock guitar thing was all about
DREAMIES - Auralgraphic Entertainment "Dreamies is ranked #37 on Mojo Magazine's 2005 list of the 'Top 50 Most Out-There Albums of All Time' (a list that includes the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Velvet Underground, and Miles Davis). Dreamies was always way ahead of the times in 1974 and became an international cult classic. Now in the age of sampling, electronica, and ambient, Dreamies is ready for primetime."
DRYWATER - Backbone of the Nation Reissue of this 1973 rural Pennsylvania album. The sound is essentially split between two dominant modes: alternating moody, dejected, melancholy folky rock with wasted, proto-punk garage fuzz. The album was recorded and mixed direct to tape in just a few hours, without overdubs or even the option to mixdown. Things switch between a slightly surf-tinged ringing reverb tone and fuzz figures. Packaged in a heavy weight reverse tip-on cover including a heavy double sided insert with loads of vintage color photos and extensive liner notes, plus a 45rpm 7inch. One time vinyl only pressing of 500 copies.
DRUIDS OF STONEHENGE - Creation This youthful quintet formed as a tough New York R&B act in 1965. By the time they made their sole album in 1967, they'd evolved into an impressive psych-influenced rock band, with a moody sound that has been described as "early Rolling Stones meets early Grateful Dead." It's sure to appeal to fans of The Chocolate Watch Band, the Lollipop Shoppe and other seminal U.S. garage-punk acts.
EDIP AKBAYRAM - (S/T) A frail guy who spent his childhood unable to walk, but once he grew up he was on Istanbul TV in a whitey-fro and knee-length colored robes. Akbayram's voice is big & open, and it took him all across Turkey at the height of Anatolian psychedelia. This first album collects precious singles from 1972-1974, with dark melodies that descend in loose spirals, seemingly forever. Tunes taken from mystic Sufi poets who played the baglama, but retro-fitted with hard-plowing electric bass lines, funky drums, fuzz-wah guitars and keyboards. Remastered sound, insert/booklet with photos and liner notes by Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records).
HANS EDLER - Elektron Kukeso
ELECTRAS / SCOTSMEN / VICTORS
ELECTRIC PRUNES - I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night Official exact reissue of the exceptional debut album from 1967 by these US garage psych legends. The title track of course is well known, but this album contained a whole slew of melodic psychy garage rock which still sounds good today. 180 gram vinyl and taken from the analogue master.
ELECTRIC PRUNES - Underground Official 180 gram reissue of The Prunes second album, also from 1967 and their masterpiece. A dozen tripped out chunks of acid garage rock which perfectly capture the changing moods of the time, with gems such as the Elevator's like "Long Days Flight" and "The Great Banana Hoax". Definitely a Top Ten US garage psych album. Taken from the analogue master tapes too!
ELECTRIC PRUNES - Mass In F Minor (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) The Prunes were teamed up with David Axelrod (and the Collectors) for this Psychedelic Mass which is easily the best Christain psych album ever made- and the band weren't even Christians!!. Gothic and Medieval melody lines are soaked in fuzz guitars and Mr. Axelrod provides suitably epic orchestral backing. "I hope this last Trips a good one..."
ELECTRIC PRUNES - Release of an Oath 180 gram reissue of The Prunes fourth album, from 1968. This is a spiritual and musical journey featuring wild psychedelic fuzz guitars and Gregorian chanting with orchestral arrangements by David Axelrod. Awesome and uplifting!
ELECTRIC PRUNES - Stockholm 67 (2 LP's) Holy package STUNNING live material by this sacred US '60s band. Incredible perfect stereo recording made in Sweden during the bands only European tour in 1967. Massive and limited....
ELEKTRO HAFIZ - (S/T),br /> ELLISON - (S/T) An incredible blend of Turkish psychedelia, funk and grooves. Elektro Hafiz is a musician, born and raised in Istanbul, who has since moved to Cologne, Germany. His first solo album, showcases a more open and progressive format to his main base influence - the Anatolian psychedelic music. On this album he played a lot of different instruments by himself and also invited artists from different countries such as Kenya, France, Turkey, Switzerland, Austria and Germany to contribute. There are nine songs on this album and except for one cover song, all lyrics and the music are written by Elektro Hafiz.
ELOY - (S/T) (Toilet cover> Authorized limited edition vinyl reissue taken from the original masters. Cover features a recreation of the gimmix trash can cover as well.
EMTIDI - (S/t) EMTIDI are best remembered nowadays for their classic album "Saat," but prior to that release the duo formed by Maik Hirschfeldt and Dolly Holmes had already released a marvellous LP. This superb debut album is filled with charming folk oriented material.
EMTIDI - Saat Second album of cosmic folk recorded for RU Kaiser's Pilz imprint. The band was really just the duo of Maik Hirschfeldt and Dolly Holmes with some input by producer Dieter Dierks.
EPIDAURUS - Earthly Paradise Epidaurus' debut album enjoys a lost-gem minor classic reputation and it is little wonder why, because this album represents a bit the later 70's German take-over of symphonic rock, once most of the English bands had completely run out of steam.
ERGO SUM - Mexico The band's one and only album (1971) features the unique voice of Lionel Ledissez -- his guttural sort-of-English language delivery described as being 'somewhere between Family's Roger Chapman and a drunken Champs-Elysees taxi driver,' although more sober comparisons to Tim and/or Jeff Buckley have also been made. The compositions develop at a relaxed pace; incredible jazz-inflected guitar, flute, piano and droning violin swirl around the vocals, and keep one submerged in, yet attentive to the intimate mood. Tracks full of instrumental richness-they simmer, rather than blaze, which makes the rewards ever so great for patient listeners.
ESCOMBROS - (S/T) "Escombros, were at the top of the underground scene in Chile together with Los Jaivas, Blops, Aguaturbia and Kissing Spell. Recorded in 1970 for the Arena label. Only one single and one LP was released. Walter Sitzmann's great compositions and vocals on all tracks create a unique and strong underground vibe, with great fuzz guitars, drums, bass and organ that are much heavier than in most bands from Chile. Their influences are Jimmy Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd and Grand Funk Railroad. All English vocals. For us Escombros is perhaps the best example for really cool underground music from Latin America with amazing vocals and extraordinary songs. This release has two bonus tracks from the rare single." 500 numbered/heavy sleeve/180 gram pressing/insert.
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN - Batelages
EVOL - (S/T)
FACES OF JADE - (S/T)
MERRELL FANKHAUSER AND HIS H.M.S. BOUNTY LP (Import/Guerssen) The best thing Mr. Fankhauser ever recorded. Classic 1968 US psych with complex vocal harmonies, mind warping fuzz and trippy songs such as the immortal "Driving Sideways Down A One Way Street". Buy or Die.
MERRELL FANKHAUSER - (The Maui Album) FANTASIA - (S/T) After his stint with Fapardokly, HMS Bounty and Mu, Merrell Fankhauser released his first solo album in 1976. Containing songs written a year earlier while Merrell and violin player Mary Lee were living in the jungle of Maui, this is a brilliant set of spiritual folk-rock and light orchestrated pop.
FELT - (S/T) Classic Floydian psych record from Alabama, fronted by a 17-year-old composer, guitarist, lead singer and arranger. Side two's "The Change" clocks in at just over 10 minutes, moving through blistering guitar workouts and prog moves. So worth it. 180 gram exact repro of this classic, originally released in 1971.
FERRIS - (S/T)
FEVER TREE - (S/T) "Fever Tree's lone hit single, the haunting 1968 tribal anthem 'San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native),' perfectly captured the spirit of the psychedelic era. Although their signature hit led many to assume that they were a Bay Area band, Fever Tree actually hailed from Houston, Texas. 'San Francisco Girls' quickly emerged as a staple of American underground FM radio, and won the band an international audience after becoming an airplay favorite of influential British DJ John Peel. 'San Francisco Girls' is also the centerpiece of Fever Tree's self-titled first LP, one of the period's most distinctive debut efforts. As the album demonstrates, the quintet was adept at incorporating jazz and classical influences, ambitious song structures and resourceful production touches. Such memorable numbers as 'The Sun Also Rises' and 'Come with Me (Rainsong)' benefit from Dennis Keller's hypnotic vocals, Michael Knust's dynamic guitar work and Rob Landes' inventive keyboard textures. Also included is a memorable medley of the Beatles' 'Day Tripper' and 'We Can Work It Out,' and a unique interpretation of the Neil Young/Buffalo Springfield nugget 'Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing.' Fever Tree's expansive musical settings also feature key contributions from a pair of noted arrangers: David Angel, renowned for his work on Love's Forever Changes and Gene Page, whose resume includes work with the likes of Phil Spector and Marvin Gaye. This one-of-a-kind debut album remains a deeply compelling sonic artifact. Sundazed's new vinyl edition of this vintage gem is mastered from the original analog tapes, features complete original cover art and is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, the better to recapture the original magic of this timeless album."
FEVER TREE - Live 1969 Previously unissued live recording showcasing the final stage appearance by this legendary garage combo’s original lineup! The never-released 1969 live effort from Fever Tree! Gulf Coast punk phenoms the Bostwick Vines see Cream and Hendrix and bring their tough interpretation of that combination to Hollywood, California. With three unique studio albums to their name, Fever Tree splinters after this live gig in Texas, but not before laying down one final testament to their evermore worth as swooning psychedelic rockers. Sharpening their chops on the Gulf Coast circuit, followed by a high-profile opening night gig at Hollywood’s legendary Kaleidoscope, Fever Tree developed a keen sense of musical drama and dynamics. This versatility is in sharp display on the concert’s rendition of their underground radio hit “San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native).” For the rest, Live 1969 focuses on groovers, a perfect set-up for the gliding fuzztones of lead guitarist Michael Knust, the sonic organ of Rob Landes, the thick rhythms provided by E.E. “Bud” Wolfe III on bass and John Tuttle on drumsand the dynamic, driving lead vocals of Dennis Keller. “Don’t Come Crying to Me Girl,” a song originally found on the band’s second album, levitates the band beyond any earthly confines. Elsewhere, the set moves between a soaring cover of Donovan’s “Hey Gyp,” their own power pop “Grand Candy Young Sweet” and a whirlng psych take on Wilson Pickett’s “Ninety-Nine and One Half (Won’t Do).” Playing as if their lives depended on it, Live 1969 captures a band at the height of its powers, forever preserved on this final audio testament.
FIREBIRDS - Light My Fire
THE FIVE AMERICANS - I See the Light
THE FIVE AMERICANS - Early Americans
FLOOD - The Rise Of Flood (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) 180 gram vinyl re-issue of this album originally only issued as a promo album on a private label in 1970 this garage flavoured US psych album contains some killer fuzz guitar and is housed with original colour sleeve..
THE FLOWERZ - Flyte (1967-1968)
FLUTE & VOICE - Imaginations of Light & Hallo Rabbit
FLUTE & VOICE - Drachenlieder
FORTUNE TELLER - Inner City Scream - PSYCH - NEW LP MINT, SEALED & UNPLAYED ON ANAZITISI LABEL - WITH THEIR USUAL HIGH QUALITY PACKAGING AND HEAVY VINYL Fuzzy underground album recorded back in 1978, and released as a private pressing of 500 copies. The band formed in Baltimore, Maryland by Danny Amburn, John Holt, Joe Klimas, Mark Beyder and Bob Wells. Their album, heavy at places, is full of fuzz-guitarwork with 60's garage & british invasion influences and low-budget production (think of BOA or Shadrack Chameleon albums) while a couple of songs have a wild and underground approach to rural rock. This album exists in a time warp. It’s from the midst of the first punk era, but sounds genuinely 60s garage the way no neo-garage band ever did. The fuzz guitars are everpresent, and the songs are pure garage pop and garage rock, rocking hard without ever sounding remotely “hard rock.” The sound is as cheap as can be, which only accentuates the coolness of the fuzz. Despite some awkward singing, there are a lot of catchy melodies here, and I can imagine that Baltimorians who discovered “Nuggets” in the late 70s went nuts over this band. A few songs flirt with rural rock, but basically it’s teen-sounding angst, just as cool as their punk peers. [AM] Taken from the Acid Archives First ever official reissue, fully licenced by Danny Amburn and the band. Exact reproduction for the cover and labels. It includes extra 4-pages laminated insert with bio, lyrics and photos. PVC protective outersleeve. 180gr. vinyl as usual.
49th PARALLEL - Singles
FREE DESIGN - Kite Are Fun
FREE DESIGN - STARS/TIME/BUBBLES/LOVE
THE FREEBORNE - Peak Impressions Absolutely brilliant US '60s "Bosstown" Psych, chock full of all the right moves. If you dig Ultimate Spinach, Beacon Street Union etc. then you will dig this gem of an album which is full of trippy US '60s psychedelia. Nifty psychedelic songs with phased vocals, woodwinds, harmonium and the driving organ and guitar sound that epitomised the "Bosstown Sound".
FRUMPY - 2
FRUMPY - All Will be Changed "1970 German progressive classic. Regarded as the perfect '70s sounding prog album with a bluesy edge, burning Hammond organ sounds, lengthy tracks, and bluesy vocals."
GAA - AUF DER BAHN ZUM URANUS (PIC DISC/#'D W/BOOK)
GARYBALDI - Astrolabio
GEOFFRAY - Emeraude
GILA - Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Similar to Popol Vuh's more majestic psych moments, but based around Veit's compositions (he performs on acoustic/elec. guitar, Moog, flute). A concept album dealing with the oppression of American Indians (based on texts by Dee Brown), this is a floatational classic. Typical elaborate Garden Of Delights packaging, with extensive Gila-reflective liner notes by Conny Veit. One previously unreleased (but unremarkable) studio track is added as well.
GILA - Live in Koeln 72' Only known recording of the first version of Gila Gila played live in Cologne on 2-26-1972 The performance was broadcasted by "Kleine Nachtmusik" of the West German broadcast in Cologne Limited edition of 500 copies Orange vinyl in PVC sleeve with blue lettering
THE GLASS FAMILY - Electric Band (2 LP's)
GLEEMEN - (S/T)
GOLDEBRIARS - (S/T)
GOLDEBRIARS - Straight Ahead
GOLDEN DAWN - POWER PLANT (180 GRAM) Exact repro 180g vinyl edition of this all-time classic TX psych album. "One of the most powerful Int'l Artists albums, released in 1968. Some will go so far as to say that this album defines the Texas third-mind psych revolution, even more so than Easter Everywhere. The combinations of Eastern-tinged philosophical lingering, staggering hallucinogenics and pure Texan dirt produced a legitimate monster of its time."
GREYLOCK - Mansion
GROWING CONCERN - (S/T) (Sealed) Exact 180 gram vinyl reissue of Jefferson Airplane like '60s US psych. Fantastic ringing acid guitar work with male / female vocal duets that swoop and dive over a strong acid folk / rock backing. Essential for the US '60s fanatic.
PETER GRUDZIEN - The Unicorn / The Garden of Love (2 LP's) The rare, legendary and highly praised urban hillbilly one-man-band "outsider artist" LP from 1974. The "first psychedelic country concept" album featuring bluegrass mountain music Americana from the twilight zone mixed with tape effects, musique concrète, fuzz guitar, surreal lyrics, imagery and themes from religion, death, sex and other timely concerns. Also included is a bonus LP record, The Garden of Love, with some truly amazing and haunting unreleased material spanning the 1950s-1970s. The Garden of Love LP includes, amongst others, a song about wandering around in the desert eating peyote. All the music has been carefully transferred from the master tapes and is a facsimile of the original album (previous CD-only reissues contained altered mixings). This release features a gatefold sleeve with the original The Unicorn artwork plus loads of photos and liner notes.
GRUPO AMIGOS - Paloma Mensajera (Import/Guerssen Records) Vinyl release of an album originally released as a demo pressing in 1973, and is without doubt one of the rarest albums from the South American psych scene. Influenced by groups like the Beatles, Byrds, Stones, Badfinger, Shakers and of course Laghonia and We All Together, the music ranges from guitar psych-rock like "Dirty Girl" (like an outtake from Laghonia's first album) to Brit sounding pop-psych ("Mr. Taylor's Train", "Psychiatrist") harmony pop á la Byrds on "Looking for home", a few rockin' tunes and some beautiful mid-tempos which show their We All Together influence. They alternate English & Spanish in their lyrics.Features an insert with liner notes and rare pictures. Taken from the original master tapes and licensed by Saúl Cornejo. 500 copies only!
GURU GURU - Hinten Guru Guru were related to the free jazz scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes before forming the band. They were also influenced by psychedelic rock artists including Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Rolling Stones, and early Pink Floyd. Among the band's friends were Amon Düül, Can, and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru often jammed. This reissue of their second album, Hinten, originally released in 1971, is presented in a gatefold sleeve bearing the original artwork and the original Ohr catalog number, along with an insert with photographs. Limited edition of 500.
GURU GURU - Live In Wiesbaden 1972/1973 "In 1972 Guru Guru played the Wiesbaden Concert Hall where Neumeier, guitarist Ax Genrich and bassist Bruno Schaab (who had recently replaced Uli Trepte) let loose on one of their most classic tracks, the a 37-minute freakout 'Ooga Booga.' In 1973 the discerning folks of Wiesbaden again invited Guru Guru to play, and this time the band - now featuring the formidable Hans Hartmann (arguably Guru Guru's best in a long line of bass players) - regaled fans with tracks from their recently released LP Don't Call Us (We Call You), 'Round Dance' and 'Das Zwickmaschinchen.' Here, also, Neumeier's superlative drumming is given center stage and one can hear why Mani has consistently earned such high praise." 140 gram LP. Clear red vinyl with white label in PVC sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.
H.P. LOVECRAFT - Live
HAIZEA - (S/T) A reissue of the self-titled debut from Haizea, a progressive folk-rock outfit from the Basque region of Spain, originally released in 1977. A five-piece group heavily influenced by the classic British folk-rock of the late '60s/early '70s, Haizea also take melodic influence from their native country, creating a truly unique sound that is largely unmatched before or since.
HEAD SHOP - (S/T) (RI/Sealed) Classic US '60s expolito-psych album that goes totally over the top. Crammed full of distorted acid guitar and weird effects (choirs, backwards bits etc.) this is like a bit like Vanilla Fudge but much more extreme... Tracks like "Listen With A Third Ear" and "Prophecy" are particularly mind disturbing. This is fantastic psychedelia.
HEAT EXCHANGE - Reminiscence From Canada, presented here for the first time ever are the complete Heat Exchange studio recordings, including their three 45s plus the previously unreleased recordings they recorded in 1972 for their never-released LP. Fabulous UK-sounding, heavy progressive, and psychedelic hard rock with top-level musicianship, well-constructed songs, powerful vocals, sax, flute, wah-wah, organ, and a solid rhythm section. RIYL: King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Samurai (UK), Web's I Spider (1970), Human Beast, Deep Purple. Remastered sound; Insert with detailed liner notes and photos, including an introduction by Rich Sheppard (After The Sabbath).
HELDON - Agneta Nilsson An interesting step in Heldon's development: it gives a twist to their classic sound, which was mainly built around Pinhas' Fripp-esque guitar work and ambient synth experiments to begin to explore a more rhythmic territory. Drums and bass take more presence here, offering a 'rockier' feel, but somehow retaining the mysterious ambience of its predecessors, while adding an extra touch of sinister aggressiveness. Featuring among others Magma's keyboardist, Patrick Gauthier, it starts pretty much in the same ambient, spacey, minimalist electronic mood of the previous Heldon releases, but as the development of the main title 'Perspective' goes ahead the move towards the more guitar and drums sound of the next to come Heldon sound is evident. Agneta Nilsson's sound has been described somewhere as 'a more sinister Tangerine Dream mixed with a more jammy King Crimson. Our reissue comes housed in a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve. It is made in a strictly limited edition of only 500 copies."
THE HELPFUL SOUL - First Album
HENRY TREE - Electric Holy Man (RI/180 Gram) Exact repro edition of this LP, originally issued in 1969. This is a limited edition vinyl version. "Produced by Bob Shad, 1969's Electric Holy Man differed from a lot of other early-1970s Mainstream releases in that it showcased a progressive streak rather than the popsike sound that was common to the label. Moreover, for a trio, these guys sported a surprisingly full sound, helped in no small measure by Markish's impressive voice. 'Mr. Fear,' their Traffic cover and the extended title track showcase that interesting jazzy streak with some stunning work from un-credited jazz guitarist Bill DeArango. Mind you, there was still plenty of fuzz driven guitar (check out the second half of the title track), but it didn't come close to these other highlights and the group's most commercial effort; the ballad 'Lady Of Day' was also the album's most disposable offering." --Lajso Sound Ltd.
THE CAROLYN HESTER COALITION - (S/T) "Must have for U.S. dreamy folk psych music collectors. First ever reissue on vinyl. Limited edition, deluxe 180 gram vinyl, exact reproduction of the original first pressing."
THE CAROLYN HESTER COALITION - Magazine "Both Carolyn Hester Coalition albums are fine examples of U.S. West Coast-style hippie fuzz psychedelic folk rock, like Neighb'rhood Children, Birmingham Sunday and similar outfits. They were recorded in 1969 and 1970 on the metromedia label and are considered to be a must have for U.S. dreamy folk-psych music collectors. First ever reissue on vinyl. Limited edition, deluxe 180 gram vinyl, exact reproduction of the original first pressing."
HEYOKA - The Spirit of Revelation
HIGHWAY - (S/T)
KENNETH HIGNEY - Attic Demonstration Attic Demonstration is a strange sonic world all of its own. It is neither too weird to be unappealing to 'regular' music listeners nor is it one of those discoveries that leaves you wondering what all the hype was about. Acoustic guitar ballads of nearly atonal desolation mix readily with rock 'n' roll numbers featuring hiccuping drums and alien sounding electric guitar. Higney's vocals are by turns sneering and mournful as he sings about lost love and the desire for fame all filtered through his uniquely bent worldview. Although a few ads were placed for the record in The Village Voice and The Aquarian, the fame that Higney sought eluded him (a semi-positive review in Trouser Press notwithstanding). That is, until the album was discovered and distributed by record dealer Paul Major. Attic Demonstration has been featured in the Acid Archives and copies of the original LP have soared in price over the years, but you no longer have to pay $100, $200 or even $300 to obtain a copy of this monumental album on vinyl. One Kind Favor and Kenneth Higney have teamed up to bring you an official reissue of Attic Demonstration remastered, with all the original artwork and with liner notes by the artist."
KAY HOFFMAN - Floret Silva Sounding at times like Vashti Bunyan fronting Sunforest, Floret Silva is a haunting mix of medieval music and progressive psych folk with Latin lyrics straight from the 13th-century Carmina Burana manuscript. Hoffman wrote all the material, inspired by the Carmina Burana and her love of Medieval and Renaissance music. Hoffman also contributed vocals, clavinet, and piano and, with Darby's haunting vocals and an impressive cast of jazz/rock/prog musicians, recorded Floret Silva during 1977 and 1978, under Micocci's guidance. After many years out of print on vinyl, Sommor presents a 2016 edition of this lost piece from the '70s Italian underground scene. A visionary album that anticipated the sound practiced by many neo-folk bands some decades later. RIYL: Jan Dukes de Grey, Vashti Bunyan, Sunforest, The Wicker Man, Pierrot Lunaire, Opus Avantra, Current 93, Nico, Gal Costa, The Wooden O, Giles Farnaby's Dream Band. . . . Master tape sound. Includes four-page insert with detailed liner notes by Richard Allen and photos.
HOLDERLIN - Holderlin's Traum
HOLE IN THE WALL - (S/T)
THE HOLY MACKEREL - (S/T)
HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS - (S/T) 180 gram vinyl. "Originally released in 1964 this is the debut album from Greenwich Village's strangest folk revivalists. At odds with the tired rehashing of folk tunes that was so in vogue at the time, the duo of Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber took traditional material and obliterated it. In the words of Peter Stampfel 'The Rounders were the first really bent traditional band. And the first traditionally based band that was not trying to sound like an old record.' And thank God for that. Remastered from the original tapes, the debut from the 60s folk revival biggest outcasts. Classic."
THE HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS - Good Taste Is Timeless "Now available on high-definition vinyl. The seminal Greenwich Village acid-folkies' twisted Americana collided with mainstream Nashville to produce this 1971 cult classic. Features cover art and songwriting by alt-folk hero Michael Hurley and contributions from original Elvis Presley sidemen Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana, jazz icon Bob Dorough, beloved vocalist Tracy Nelson and steel guitar legend Pete Drake. Includes the Rounders' risqué left field hit 'Boobs a Lot.'" Gatefold sleeve.
THE HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS The Moraly Eels Eat... "Led by maverick folksters Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber, the Holy Modal Rounders fused Greenwich Village strum and Appalachian drone with enough mind-altering chemicals to derail the Wabash Cannonball. Here's an exact 180-gram vinyl repro of their hideously rare 1968 masterpiece, which spotlights such drug-addled ramblings as 'The Bird Song,' featured in the Easy Rider soundtrack."
HOMER - Grown In the U.S.A (2 LP's)
With their roots traced in two legendary '60s garage bands, The Outcasts and The Stoics, Homer were without doubt one of the best psychedelic/hard-rock outfits from Texas. Grown in U.S.A. was their only album, released as a private pressing in 1970. Rural psychedelic rock with early prog hints fuelled by stunning lead/dual guitar, melodic vocals and occasional mellotron. Presented in a 2LP expanded edition including their early singles, which are prime examples of '60s Texan garage-psych, plus previously-unreleased studio demo tracks recorded at the same time as the album. Newly remastered sound especially for this vinyl release, housed in a gatefold sleeve with detailed liner notes and rare pictures. 180 gram vinyl. "A Texas private press classic that spans several early '70s genres but still manages to sound like a coherent, personal work. A strongly played melodic rock trip somewhat like Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck." --Patrick Lundborg, Acid Archives
HONEST JOHN - Sailor
THE D.R. HOOKER BAND - Armageddon (180 gram) LP Exact repro reissue of D.R. Hooker's follow-up to The Truth. Recorded in 1974, but not released until 1979 on Connecticut-based Here Music/On Records. A "demo tapes & rough mixes" album featuring a different line-up then featured on Hooker's legendary debut: Carroll Yanni (lead guitar), Bert McDevitt (drums, Bob Reardon (keyboards) and Steve Malkan (bass). "The recordings you will hear are the result of the efforts of a group of talented and creative musicians. They are the finest of a two-hour live concert of completely original music.... This recording was not originally intended for public release."
D.R. HOOKER - The Truth 180 gram exact repro reissue of this legendary, super rare U.S. psych LP, originally recorded during the dawn of mankind or in Connecticut in 1972. "This is a messed-up, freaky mix of folk-rock, psychedelia and heavy rock. There appears to be somewhat of a Christian vibe lyrically, but not overt enough to make it too cheesy, just adds to the overall bizarreness of this almost indescribable artifact!" -- Cosmik Debris
THE HORDE - Press Buttons Firmly
IHRE KINDER - (ST) "Ihre Kinder, formed in 1968, were the pioneers among the politically and socially engaged groups in Germany. Their third album, 2357004 (also known as Jeanscover) was originally released on Kuckuck in 1971 and it is considered to be their best. A great German progressive Krautrock effort, that should be part of every serious '70s progressive rock collection. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, original jeans cover and insert, exact reproduction of the original first pressing"
IHRE KINDER - Empty Hands Ihre Kinder, formed in 1968, and were the pioneers among the politically and socially engaged groups in Germany. Their second album Leere Hände was originally released on the legendary KUCKUCK label in 1970. The English version, called Empty Hands, has never been available on vinyl. There was a small number of white label copies pressed by Deutsche Grammophon in 1970/71 to solicit releases by Polyram companies around the world, but as there was no interest, the label dropped the idea. So, now it is the first time ever, that the English version of Leere Hände is being pressed on vinyl, with the original Kuckuck label and number, the original tracklisting order and the cover as it would have been adjusted for the English version. A great German progressive psychedelic effort, which sounds different and familiarly great in English, that should be part of every serious 70s progressive rock collection. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, printed innersleeve..
INSCIR TRANSIT EXPRESS - Missa Est "Rare French private release from 1978 on the Kiosk d'Orphee label, same as Dandelion. Despite being recorded out of time, this is a very nice psychedelic progressive album, with some parts in West Coast psychedelic jam session style. English lyrics, with repro of the original insert as well."
INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE BAND - Safe At Home The sole 1968 album by this US country rock band led by Gram Parsons, who were genuine pioneers. Gram would of course move on to The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers. This is classic country rock album filled with honky-tonk heartbreak and is housed in the original sleeve. An analogue remaster featuring an extra track called "Knee Deep In Blues"
IVORY - (S/T) Ivory's self-titled album was originally released in 1968 on the Tetragrammaton label and it sank without trace. A West Coast psychedelic sound much in the vein of Jefferson Airplane (in fact, it was produced by the Airplane's great genius himself, Al Schmitt) fuelled by ultra-loud fuzz guitar, organ, and beautiful femme vocals. File next to other obscure psych classics such as Yankee Dollar, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, and Neighb'rhood Children. First time ever vinyl reissue. Remastered sound. Includes an insert with liner notes. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
J.K. & CO. - Suddenly One Summer
JACKS '2nd Jacks Show'LP (US, Orange Doubledome, Catalogue #OD-3001) Brand new/unplayed copy of LONG SINCE VANISHED/SOLD OUT Orange Doubledome label edition (released back in the early 00's) of this mega-rare live album from legendary Japanese band The Jacks. "Recording of a concert at the Nichi-Futsu Hall, Tokyo on July 24, 1968. Comes in a jacket the folds out into a poster. Originally released as a fanclub only LP in 1973."
MYKE JACKSON - Alone
JAGGED EDGE aka the Offset "A Change is Gonna Come" LP “Part of the mystique of the '60s garage legacy is that the bands seemed to put all of their considerable talents into one or two singles, and that was it. But behind every 45 there often lurked a handful of equally killer tunes performed or even recorded, but never released at the time. The Jagged Edge from Brooklyn, New York, seemed to have it all: the chops, an excellent (and decent-selling) debut 45, and competent management. They'd performed with a veritable who's who of big-name artists, and they seemed poised for better things. But it all went downhill suddenly, beginning with a threatening lawsuit over their name. Crucial momentum was lost and the Jagged Edge never reached the prominence they deserved. Now the exposure they warranted all along is finally here. Break-A-Way presents the bands first complete long player including their two singles and a fistful of six vintage demos. The LP has the bands 1966 all-time garage classic debut 45, ‘You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down’ b/w ‘How She’s Hurtin Me’ and their second single release ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ b/w their wild psychedelic raga classic ‘Xanthia’ recorded under the moniker “the Off-Set“. There are two alternate takes of the single tracks and four completely unreleased 1965/66 recordings such as the dramatic psych/punker ‘Lies I Spoke’ (complete with psychy effects and a raga-esque break); the strong moody folkrocker ‘Look In Her Eyes’ as well as ‘Reflections’ and ‘Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself,’ two tracks from the poppier side of the band. This collection proves that the Jagged Edge were way ahead of their times and finally carve out their slice of rock history. All tracks are painstakingly remastered.
JARVIS STREET REVUE - Mr. Oil Man "From the original master tapes. Limited to 500 copies. Heavy tip-on gatefold jacket + insert with band history, photos, images of sheet music for several songs, and lyrics for the band's greatest statement, Mr. Oil Man. Their lone LP, leased to Columbia for release in 1971, leaves no one untouched by the band's sheer avalanche of psychedelic heaviness, wasted acid leads and harrowing vocals. Every song is laced with a conviction born from the physical landscape they called home. Jarvis Street Revue spent (literally) a month of Sundays recording the album and bouncing tracks to create effects. 'Chuck Williams was so freaked out, he used to leave the room,' Jarvis leader and Neil Young running mate Tom Horricks said. 'It was so anti-establishment.' Creative and far-seeing... and not without some chemical support."
JELLY BEAN BANDITS (ST) (180 Gram) Exact repro 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing; originally released in 1969. "Newburgh, New York psych-punks the Jelly Bean Bandits formed in 1966. Singer Billy Donald, guitarist Jack Dougherty, bassist Fred Buck, keyboardist Michael 'Mr. Addams' Raab, and drummer Joe 'Laredo London' Scalfari originally operated as The Mirror, regularly packing area nightspots like the local Trade Winds, Poughkeepsie's Buccaneer Nightclub, and Burlington, Vermont's Red Dog. In due time, they recorded a three-song demo reel that resulted in a three album recording contract with Mainstream Records -- however, unknown to Mainstream, these three songs represented the sum total of the Jelly Bean Bandits' repertoire, forcing the band to write enough additional material to flesh out a full-length LP in the course of a week. Amazingly, their eponymous 1967 debut is excellent, a freakbeat cult classic distinguished by Dougherty's emotive guitar and some innovative production techniques -- all the more impressive, the album was recorded in a single 12-hour stretch." -- All Music Guide
JOKERS WILD - Liquid Giraffe Jokers Wild recorded three singles between 1967 and 1969 in Minnesota but the complete album, Liquid Giraffe, was never released. Jokers Wild was a powerful band - Huge amp stacks guaranteeing a "wall-of-sound" on stage, double bass drum and cool outfits. They must have been great on stage. Damin Eih, A.L.K. and Brother Clark wrote: "In '67 I saw two local bands that again amped up the juice, The Litter and Jokers Wild. Both bands played original music and had excellent psychedelic-raved guitar players, Zippy Caplan (Litter) and Lonnie Knight. That brought everything to a new level." Heavy underground rock with great composed songs, fuzz guitars, speedy drums and tight bass lines. If you think The Litter is great, you should listen to Jokers Wild.
JULIUS VICTOR - From the Nest Originally released in 1969. From The Nest is the sole album by this US hard-rock/psychedelic band, recorded at the famous Record Plant Studios in New York and produced by jazz musician Ahmad Jamal. Organ-dominated, hard-progressive sound with powerful and soulful vocals, hot lead guitar and atmospheric, swirling Hammond. RIYL: Child, Valhalla, Atomic Rooster, Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, H.P. Lovecraft, Day Blindness, Arthur Brown. Remastered sound; Comes in gatefold sleeve with superb cover artwork.
JUNGLE - (S/T) "Here´s a real surprise, the first legitimate re-issue of this mega rare Californian psychedelic monster. This is one of the best and most sought after psychedelic gems ever recorded, with amazing and fluid heavy fuzz guitars, superb organ, drums and fantastic songwriting. Recorded in New York in 1969 while the band was living in a farm in Vermont. The original was pressed in a run of 50 demo copies only! No names or hints are given on the original LP but after over a decade of excruciating search, Miguel Rodriguez, the man behind finding Darius, Garrett Lund, Stonewall and many more, finally found the band members! So here is your chance to listen to one of the great mystical albums of the psychedelic private press collectors' realm at the fraction of the cost of the original, in amazing sound. This gem comes in a gatefold cover with unseen pictures and full band history, released in full collaboration with the surviving band members."
KALACAKRA - Crawling To Lhasa "A psychedelic jewel from Duisburg. The first legitimate LP reissue. Comes in deluxe gatefold cover. With (large-format) four-page insert. Strictly limited to 1000 hand-numbered LPs." "Their music combined various folk and Eastern influences, slightly hinting at the Third Ear Band and Popol Vuh, but closest to Clark-Hutchinson on their album A=MH2. Kalacakra's blend of mantras, blues, folk and stoned psychedelia gained Crawling To Lhasa a well deserved curiosity value, yet they were an altogether more eclectic and strange band than any of their possible mentors." --The Crack In The Cosmic Egg.
KALEIDOSCOPE (Mex) - Kaleidoscope LP Incredible Mexican mind expander from the late '60s that could have easily been on an 'Endless Journey' comp. Mind frying fuzz guitars, electronic psychedelic effects, swirling keyboards and drugged lyrics/vocals in English. A major find for fans of the genuine article....
KALEIDOSCOPE - A Beacon From Mars This US '60s band mixed exotic Middle Eastern music with hip West Coast Psychedelia. A brilliant blend that results in the killer Eastern Jam "Taxim" and the stoned "BEACON FROM MARS", both found on this classic album....
KALEIDOSCOPE - Side Trips (RI) What's going on??? Incredible West Coast psych from the '60s with a Middle Eastern edge... Essential for any US Psych collection..
ARIEL KALMA - Le Temps Des Moissons
KELOMPOK KAMPUNCAN - Mencari Tuhan
CEM KARACA - Kardaslar & Apaslar LP version. Turkish-Azerbaijani-Armenian Cem Karaca was one of the pioneers (if not THE pioneer) of Anatolian rock, blending Western rock music with traditional Turkish folk. This record is his debut album from 1972, actually comprising songs previously released on 45s, backed by the bands Kardaşlar and Apaşlar between 1969 and 1971. Enjoy Anatolian rock in its full glory. Fully remastered sound. A deluxe vinyl release with a thick 425 gram old-style paste-on carton cover, pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Includes an insert with extensive liners and photos.
KENNY & THE KASUALS “1966-1968 The Singles... Plus” (MV003): Texas had without any doubt a great number of fine and very original bands during the 1960s, with The 13th Floor Elevators at the very top of the list of course, followed by almost forgotten groups that recorded whole albums like the great Golden Dawn, Lost & Found or the positively weird Red Crayola. There were also a slew of great Texas garage bands whose sole appearances have been on countless compilations. One of the very best of these bands was Kenny & the Kasuals. Thus it is that that we can say that we are genuinely excited about this original twenty track compilation fully authorized by Kenny B. Daniel, containing the best tracks the band recorded between 1966 and 1968. All their singles, all originals, including the killer fuzz-bass classic, 'Journey to Tyme', plus several unreleased tracks too. One of the best examples of US garage, teenbeat, or proto-psych, and a must have for each and every serious garage/psych collector. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl. First ever vinyl issue of this title.
KHAZAD-DOOM - Level 6 1/2 (VOID 43) Reissue on vinyl of classic HEAVY progressive garage album from 1970 USA in collaboration with guitarist Jack Eadon. LP housed in colour cover as per the original with insert! This very limited re-issue has 1 extra bonus track.Sixties psychedelic experimentation with a progressive edge. Limited press 800 copies only worldwide.
KING BISCUIT ENTERTAINERS - NW Unreleased Masters, 1967 - 1970 Featuring Ray Kennedy and Roger Huycke from legendary garage band The Wilde Knights (of "Beaver Patrol"/"Just Like Me" fame), King Biscuit Entertainers rocked the Northwest music scene between 1968 and 1971, building up a reputation as one of the better live bands from the Pacific Northwest ballroom circuit. In addition to releasing a bunch of 45s for several local labels, the band recorded a lot of stuff at their own state-of-the art home studio, material that has not seen the light of day until now. This retrospective features a selection from their previously unreleased tape archive plus rare 45 sides, 1967-1970, including the fantastic garage-jangle 45 they recorded under the Genesis name. Music ranges from British-influenced mod-psych to early hard rock with stunning guitar and vocals. The raw sound and production brings to mind similar bands like Brain Police. Remastered sound; includes liner notes.
THE KITCHEN CINQ - When the Rainbow Disappears (2 LP's) Formed as The Illusions (and briefly The Y'alls) in Amarillo, Texas, the group blended garage punk with killer harmonies and a slight sense of the absurd. By 1968, The Kitchen Cinq issued a total of five impressive singles and one album, Everything But. They recorded a surprisingly vast amount of material, all of which is collected here. Listening to these overlooked works of beat-pop brilliance, you can't help but wonder why it didn't work out for the Texans at the time. Their songs -- all of them -- live on in this anthology."
ERKIN KORAY - Elektronik Turkuler 2015 restock; Gatefold LP version. Technically his second LP after a collection of singles, this benchmark record from 1974 taught Istanbul's musicians and pop fans how to put Turkish folk songs from the 17th century together with meaty, thundering guitar solos. With a crack bass player by his side (Ahmet Güvenç from Bunalim and Baris Manco's Kurtalan Ekspres) and an electrified bağlama in his hands, Erkin Koray lets his gloomy baritone voice float over wiry double-reed melodies, bulging riffs, and hammer-ons that go on for-friggin'-ever. Savagery begins at home people, so make sure you get a physical copy of the best record by the Turkish Hendrix into your house.
KRISTYL - (S/T) Privately pressed and originally released in 1975, Kristyl was a Kentucky-based dual-guitar Christian psych band with a southern edge. Seven songs with lots of fuzz and heavy jamming. Comes on 180 gram vinyl.
KROKODIL - The First Recordings (LP/DVD)
THE KUHN BROTHERS & THE MAD ROCKERS - (S/T) "Experienced jazz avant gardists Joachim and Rolf Kühn joined forces with Volker Kriegel, Gunter Lenz and Stu Martin to release this superb mixture of Krautrock, psych, funk and free jazz. With all kind of sound effects coming from distorted clarinets, Hammond organ, groovy bass/drums section, breaks and hot guitar licks The Mad Rockers paved the way for many Krautrockers to follow. Everything is there, the adventurous mixture of styles so diverse as psychedelic rock, jazz, funk... You name it, you find it. Plenty of excellent breaks, experimental in the quest for new sounds, with instruments run through distortion effects, the musicians involved are all key figures in the development of modern European of its era."
LA LIBRE EXPRESSION “S/T” (Import) Very limited reissue of this '60's Mexican garage psych gem similar to Los Ovnis and The Flying Karpets. Spirited, fuzz laden cover versions of songs by Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer, Young Rascals, Jimi Hendrix and others laden with the over-the-top enthusiasm expected from this part of the world. Great psych art sleeve too.
LACEWING - (ST) (Mainstream/180 Gram) Exact repro reissue of this LP, originally issued on Mainstream in 1970, colored vinyl edition. Psych from Ohio, previously renowned in their area as the Measles. "A name change to something 'hipper' was needed, so Lacewing became the new and short lived moniker . The Lacewing LP was recorded at Criteria studios in Miami, just like the other NE Ohio bands like Decembers' Children and Freeport. A 45 of 'Paradox' was released but neither the 45 or LP got much action, as there was no promotion even at the local level. After the Mainstream deal had played out, the band reverted back to the Measles and continued to be a major local attraction for a few more years. Joe Walsh added some continuity to the Measles/Lacewing path when he included Mary Sterpka to sing the backing vocals on the James Gang hit 'Midnight Man.' Bob Webb joined the James Gang on the last LP." --Buckeye Beat
LAGGER BLUES MACHINE - (S/T)
LAGGER BLUES MACHINE - Tanit (Live)
LASER - Vita Sul Pianeta A concept album released in 1973 by the Car Juke-Box record label, the same one responsible for the first Le Orme's LP's. Composed of both hard rock guitar and keyboard-based songs, with hints of beat and blues music,
THE LAST CALL OF SHILOH - (S/T)
LATTE E MIELE - Papillon
LAZY SMOKE - Corridor of Faces "In a genre built on obscured and unsung genius, Corridor Of Faces transcends and stands out as a true psyche masterpiece. Rising above any number of recently unearthed late-60s anglo-pop platters, the sole offering from small town Massachusetts phenomenon Lazy Smoke is a cohesive, solid, classic album in every sense. Ten songs that weave into one-another, painting some beautifully drifty sonic picture as they go. The first remarkable trait of Lazy Smoke's sound is the lead vocals' uncanny similarity to John Lennon. If that likeness was the whole story, we would have a Beatles sound-alike on our hands, and that would be that. Upon digging just a little deeper below the surface, we instead find a darker tone and a patient, eerie and almost shut-in feeling resonating through the songs. While bands like The Beatles and The Left Banke were singing about love, lament and hallucinated travel experiences, the songs on Corridor Of Faces get sincerely dark right away. Even the seemingly-light teenage love-themed 'Sarah Saturday' shares an undercurrent of on-the-edge uncertainty and dread. It's this undercurrent that calls to mind comparisons to Forever Changes-era Love and the more damaged end of the pop spectrum. Originally privately pressed in MA in an edition of only 500 copies in 1968." Features original cover art, printed inner sleeve with rare photos and band history.
LAZY SMOKE - Corridor of Faces Demos In 2010, Jackpot reissued Lazy Smoke's Corridor of Faces, the sole output from a short-lived Massachusetts psychedelic pop anomaly called Lazy Smoke, which existed for a blink of an eye in 1968. Unearthed and recently recovered is this handful of spare demos. Crushingly honest and intimate, most of these songs would later see reworked for the debut album. In addition to the twelve 1967 demos, the Corridor of Faces Demos LP also includes two songs originally recorded to acetate in 1966 by pre-Lazy Smoke project: The Road Runners. These two slabs of proto-garage have never seen the light of day, and none of the songs included here have ever been released on vinyl. A must have for any fan of the proper album, but also a fantastic stand alone piece, creating an undeniable mood that can warm or chill you before any given song comes to a close."
THE LEATHER COATED MINDS - A TRIP DOWN THE SUNSET STRIP
THE LEGEND - (S/T) "Formed in California in the late sixties, this obscure band was signed for a one-off deal with the small Encino-based Megaphone label -- for whom they produced this eponymous album in 1968 -- then disappeared without a trace, although according to some sources The Legend morphed into the equally obscure Dragonfly, also on Megaphone. Serving up a mix of poppy psych originals and a handful of inspired covers (including The Who's 'The Kids Are Alright', The Troggs' 'With A Girl Like You', and Bob Dylan's 'Baby Blue') this album is a rare slice of early, surprisingly radio-friendly, Southern Californian psychedelia."
LESLIE'S MOTEL - Dirty Sheets
THE LIBERTY BELL - Thoughts & Visions 1967-69
LINCOLN STREET EXIT - Drive It Founded by Sioux Indians in the late '60s, The LINCOLN ST Exit recorded this excellent album in 1970, before turning into the more well known Xit. A mixture of blistering hard rock, psychedelia and native American Indian politics, this has now become a much sought after collector's item. Ranging from the psych-heavy blues ridden "Dirty Mother Blues" to the easy going "Soulful Drifter", and in between there are songs reflecting the times, the Vietnam era vibe hanging over the US.
PERRY LEOPOLD - Experiment In Metaphysics First-ever official vinyl reissue. The absolute cornerstone of acid folk and psychedelic folk, 1970's Perry Leopold masterpiece still remains today as THE ONE to compare with when new psych-folk vintage records are discovered. Still no one beats him, and they probably never will. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl with newly-remastered sound. Includes a repro of a 1973 promotional flyer and an insert with liner notes by Patrick Lundborg.
JEFF LIBERMAN - Solitude Within Originally released in 1975. Chicago born Jeff Liberman was a guitar player in the best tradition of '70s guitar Gods like Hendrix, Trower, Clapton or Zappa. His music is the perfect mix between virtuosity and feeling, with a gift for brilliant songwriting. Full of heavy psych guitar with plenty of fuzz-wah, phasing, effects, mystical/moody vocals, acid-blues, and mellow folkie tracks with west coast vibes and even some crazy synth/electronic/experimental excursions. Featuring the 8+ minutes psych opus "Phenaphen No. 3" and more. RIYL: Bob Smith, D.R. Hooker, Terry Brooks, Bevis Frond, Robin Trower, Cream, Bob Desper. Remastered sound; Includes an insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby); Includes a digital download.
JEFF LIBERMAN - Synergy
JEFFERY LIBERMAN - (S/T)
LIGHTSHINE - Feeling "One of the very best records on Garden of Delights, if not the best one in general. Purely psychedelic music. There are no weak parts on the album at all. Only impressive songs played by talented musicians, recorded professionally, and taken from the master tapes. Everything fits together quite perfectly. Fans of early Pink Floyd will thoroughly enjoy the LP. Its style is reminiscent of the late 1960s. All songs, except for the rather catchy 'Lory,' are very mysterious and reveal their real beauty only after being listened to several times. It's a shame that Lightshine from Emmerich have not released any further material. The one at hand is an aural pleasure from the first to the very last tone. The original LP was released on the Trefiton label in 1976.
FREDDY LINDQUIST - MENU
LITTER $100 FINE - (RI/180 GRAM) Legit 180 gram reissue of this US psychedelic masterpiece. Includes their rockin' "Mindbreaker", the freaky "Apologies To 2069", the heavily phased "Kaleidoscope" and an elongated mesmeric rendition of "She's Not There".
LITTER - Distortions One of the finest examples of sixties psychedelic punk, this first album by The litter contains a number of fuzzed up feedback drenched cover versions such as "I'm A Man", "Codine" and the Who tracks "Substitute" and "A Legal Matter" as well as awesome originals such as "Action Woman".
THE LIVING SACRIFICE BAND - Beauty For Ashes (ANAZITISI ARLP 70-47F/ 1979/ GREECE) limited deluxe reissue, 200 copies with black vinyl! With 2 inserts and sealed with sticker in plastic bag! First reissue of very rare xian folk-rock band with female vocals and with LAST CALL OF SHILOH members. Their 2nd LP of 3.
LONDON DRI - Western Skies (L.A. psychedelic 1967-69)
THE LOVE MACHINE - Electronic Music To Blow Your Mind By
THE LOVE EXCHANGE - (S/T>
LOVE - LOVE LOST Deluxe gatefold 2LP version. "The material on Love Lost -- comprised of the unreleased Columbia sessions, plus five unreleased acoustic demos from the same period -- captures Love in a transitional phase, charting the next step in Lee's idiosyncratic musical trajectory, following the lush garage-psychedelia of the classics Da Capo and Forever Changes, and the bluesier direction of the hard-rocking False Start and Out Here. Many of the songs included on Love Lost would resurface, often in radically different form, on subsequent Love releases, and on Lee's fabled solo album Vindicator. But the original versions included on Love Lost boast a playful looseness that's absent from most of Lee's later work, as well as a raw, edgy urgency that underlines his credentials as an early progenitor of punk-rock attitude. Love Lost also features three songs -- 'For a Day,' 'Trippin' & Slippin'' and 'C.F.I. Instrumental' -- that have not previously been released, in any form. With a treasure trove of vintage Love music that has never before been heard by fans, Love Lost is a major addition to Arthur Lee and Love's body of work, and its release is a major event for Lee's fervent fan base."
MAC ARTHUR - (S/T) U.S. basement psych-prog monster released in 1979 as an ultra-rare private pressing of 200 copies. MacArthur were formed when a young guitar player and songwriter named Ben MacArthur met a 17-year old prodigy musician called Bill Heffelfinger in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1978. Bill was not only a gifted guitar player but also a genius arranger and keyboard wizard. When Ben showed him some of the stuff he had written, Bill took the songs and transformed them into classic pieces of music. They soon recruited Jeff Bauer on bass and Scott Stockford on drums. The chemistry of MacArthur was born. The first MacArthur album, known in collector's circles as The Black Forest due to the vinyl bootleg of the same title released in the '80s, was recorded in 1979 using a four-track machine. Produced by Bill Heffelfinger, MacArthur is a progressive/psychedelic concept album highlighted by devastating, ripping fuzz guitar solos and Mini-Moog/synths attacks.
MAD CURRY - (S/T)
MAD RIVER - (S/T) (180 Gram/Sealed) Official and exact vinyl repro of the original version of this 1968 stoned US West Coast classic. This legendary debut album is a trippy acid rock gem that sounds somewhat like H P Lovecraft meets Quicksilver MS on speed. Features "Amphetamine Gazelle", "Wind Chimes" and the stunning 12 minute "War Goes On". Definitely out there, and ranking with the best West Coast classics, without a doubt.
MAGIC - Enclosed -Florida-based band released this album in 1969, feat. Nick King, Gary Harger, Duane King & ex-Birdwatchers member Joey Murcia 971. Psychedelic guitars abound on this project!"
MAJIC SHIP - (S/T)
BARIS MANCO / KURTALAN EKSPRES - Yeni Bir Gun Studio album of Anatolian bummer psychedelia, often unfairly overlooked because it came out in the rather un-cosmic year of 1979, but also considered his best work by many. Yep, there are still electrified versions of Turkish folk songs, and the spaceshot ARPs and Korgs of 2023 (GUESS 038CD/106LP) are here too, but don't expect a happy swing around the ceiling of a planetarium. The real star of the album is the keyboard player, whose name translates to "Sword Agent." Yeni Bir Gun is viciously funky and brilliantly arranged, with tidbits stolen out of the latest disco hits, and lean, mean synthesizers that emerge from the beats like carbonated bubbles. First time ever reissue, this release comes in the same gorgeous gatefold cover as the original, has a repro of the original poster as well, and includes an extra insert with extensive liner notes.
MANDRAKE MEMORIAL - Medium "Orginally issued on the Poppy label in 1969, the second LP recorded by The Mandrake Memorial came in a nice gatefold cover by designer Milton Glasser, an icon of '60s and '70s illustration and design and one of the big names in the advertising field since then. More psychedelic sounds in glorious 180 gram black vinyl on our deluxe series. If your gods are The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band or Pearls Before Swine, this LP shall be in your altar!" Gatefold sleeve.
PAUL MARCANO & LIGHTDREAMS - 10,001 Dreams (2 LP's) Marcano and LightDreams's home-recorded (yet hi-fi) lysergic creations give nod to the original British psychedelic and progressive eras, while maintaining a firm foot in hook-based, melodic folk'n'pop and are a guaranteed treasure for those searching for unheard and otherworldly joys. First time reissue with remastered sound. In-depth liner notes from collector Jack D. Fleischer and rare photos. Includes download coupon of the 90-minute unexpurgated 1982 cassette release. RIYL: Dreamies, Simones, late '60s Donovan, Robert Lester Folsom's more psych-leaning moments, McDonald & Giles, Rick Saucedo, Bobb Trimble, Tyrannosaurus Rex. "10,001 Dreams is a perfect distillation of Paul Marcano's musical essence: thoughtful
MARSHMALLOW OVERCOAT - The Very Best Of The definitive 25-year best from the Arizona neo-garage-psych maestros!
MASTER'S APPRENTICES - Nickelodeon
PAUL MARTIN - It Happened
MARY BUTTERWORTH - (S/T)
MASON - Harbour Smokin' heavy rock with an early progressive sound and overtones of folk and blues from Virginia, 1971. Powerful vocals, loud guitar, flute, and killer Hammond organ -- think Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Grand Funk... Master tape sound; includes repro of the original multi-page insert plus liner notes. "This is an interesting and diverse hard-rock album. If you can picture slow, organ-rich heavy prog, jazzy sax instrumentals, and snappy riff rockers, you'll have an idea of what you're in store for there. There's an air of professionalism usually absent from this kind of self-made records. 'Tell Me' has a fuzz guitar tone to die for." --Aaron Milenski, The Acid Archives
MAYPOLE - The Real (1970)(Anopheles Records) "The first ever authorized, high quality vinyl LP reissue of Baltimore, Maryland's Maypole, whose sole album, The Real, was recorded in three days, July 1970, and released in early 1971, shortly before their label folded, dooming the album to stillborn status commercially at the time, and collector want list status today. The LP is an ambitious, 50-minute feast of tight harmonies, powerful arrangements, fluid improvisation, and flat out great songs, and serves as a touchstone for twin guitar-driven, West Coast-styled psychedelia, soaring power pop, and blistering hard rock -- some even call it prog. The stature of Maypole has been muddied by the previous CD reissues, but this LP edition gets it right. Featuring state of the art remastering and pressing, a high quality full color 'tip on' jacket featuring original artwork, and a full color insert loaded with lyrics, photos, and complete historical notes by Maypole founder, Dennis Tobell, this is the closest to 'classic psychedelia' Anopheles Records has delved in to date, and we're glad we didn't settle for something second rate -- Maypole is The Real."
MAXIMILLIAN - (S/T) Exact repro of the 1969 debut from this New York-based rock/psych trio, produced by Teddy Vann. Tracks include the Buddy Bowzer-penned "Kickin' 9 To 5," "Scar On My Memory," "The Road Rat" and "The Name Of The Game."
THE MAZE - ARMAGEDDON LP reissue of this psychedelic rock album from 1968. "The advent of ear-splitting, cortex-skewering bands like the Maze really did signal the end of the sixties. But just like that ultimate orgasmic blast during the finale of a great fireworks show, what a perfect way to go. A glittering psychedelic diamond presented here in it's previously unheard original MONO mix!"
MCCHURCH SOUNDROOM “Delusion” The album cover of this rare Krautrock album is devoid of information (except that the lyrics are by Marcel Schaar), so any history of the band is impossible at present. Nevertheless, it has long been established as a major Krautrock title. Here is what Crack in the Cosmic Egg says about it: “starting deceptively in folk-rock realms, “Delusion” moves around a lot, never sitting comfortably within any genre; it is largely instrumental, bridging psychedelic, hard-rock and fusion, being variably comparable to Gomorrah, Thirsty Moon and other such bands. Perhaps the nearest comparison is Gravy Train's superb debut, which similarly featured flute in a variety of rock and fusion styles. A classic!” Engineered by the “third member of Neu!”, Conny Plank.
THE MCELROY BROS. - Can't You See Me Smiling A private-press pop masterpiece recorded in 1977 in rural Vermont by identical twin brothers, Brian and Bruce McElroy. Using familiar '60s British-invasion song structures, the album is somehow instantly familiar while the recording and instrumentation are both totally unique -- perhaps, it's the unrivaled keyboard playing, or the harmonizing vocals that only twins could deliver. Whatever it is, this album is extremely sought after by pop and powerpop fans alike and has managed to elude many others for too long now. Repressed in an edition of 500 copies only, LP includes an 18" x 24" poster."
MCKAY - Into You "One of the 'holy grails' of Indianapolis private-pressdom (surpassed only by Zerfas and Anonymous) available again in its original format! After a brief hiatus, the core members reconvened as McKay, and created their sole document, the 300-press Into You album (1978); the LP was given to friends and family and consigned in nearby record shops. A mere 15 years had to pass before the collecting world discovered the highly-personal songwriting, tight playing, and not-so-well-hidden West-Coast stylistic touches. A vinyl reissue was locally produced back then but it's long gone, so here's a new all analogue, master tape edition for a new generation to savor."
MCKENNA MENDELSON BLUES - (S/T)
TINA & DAVID MELTZER - Poet Song
MERKIN - Music from Merkin Manor Fabulous and ultra-rare U.S. West Coast psychedelic album from Merkin. Released in 1973 on Windy Records (same label as Creation Of Sunlight) but sounding more 1967-1968 with fuzzed-out/jangly guitars and melodic, floating harmony vocals. Newly remastered sound, including an insert with liner-notes.
THE MILLENNIUM - BEGIN (180 GRAM) Produced by Curt Boettcher and Keith Olsen, whose dazzlingly inventive soundscapes and choral arrangements pushed the boundaries of music far beyond the breaking point to create a perfect hybrid of Soft Rock and Psychedelia!!
MIND GARAGE - A Total Electric Happening Well known for their 2 LPs made for RCA in 1969 and 1970, they began as a hard rock group in 1967, but soon after had a unique rock and roll dream. This band straight from the beer halls with long hair, beards and wild clothing was about to change Rock and Roll forever. They were the first rock band to bring the drums, amps, and guitars into church for a live rock and roll worship service. In 1968, after having many services under their belt, they were discovered in New York City's Greenwich Village and dubbed "theo-rock" by the Village Voice. By 1969 they had signed with the leading record company's in the world, RCA. In 1970, after three years of persistent efforts they had gone where no other bands had been before. The Mind Garage had taken "the raw sounds in rock music" and offered it to God in the form of an Electric Liturgy. Playing in church after church, they cultivated an environment where rock could thrive, establishing in the process, Christian Rock, a completely new genre of music that has inspired untold millions worldwide. They paved the way for all the Contempory Christian Rock bands that followed, and can rightfully be called the first Christian Rock band. They came to a halt at 1970. "A total electric happening" LP, which we proudly present, contains their very first single privately released in1968 through their own MORNING GLORI label plus 7 previously unreleased songs. All come from an old acetate made for promo use in 1968. Listen to these tracks and you will discover the fully heavy psychedelic sound of Mind Garage. In our opinion their most psychedelic and eclectic efforts, from the very first days of the american psych scene. This official release comes in a gatefold (uni-pak, US type) cover with lots of photos and memorabilia. Plus extra 4-pages insert with bio and photos and an extra post-card (petition). PVC protective outersleeve. 180gr. vinyl as usual. 400 black vinyl edition. Licenced by Larry McClurg and the MIND GARAGE. Remastered and restored from the original 1968 acetate.
THE MISSING LINKS - (S/T)
MISSUS BEASTLY - (S/T) "Their second one (1974), with the gorilla cover, originally released on the Nova label. Instrumental jazz-rock with flute and saxophone.
MISSUS BEASTLY - Bremen 1974 Instrumental jazz (-rock), very free. With guitarist Eddy Marron (ex Vita Nova, ex Dzyan). Three (very long) tracks, not on any LP. From the master tapes of Radio Bremen.
MISSUS BEASTLY - (S/T) One of the most famous German psychedelic and jazz-rock band,
MISTY HUSH REVIVAL - Your Heart Is Broken One of the most obscure U.S. private pressings from the late '60s/early '70s. For many years, The Misty Hush Revival name was only a rumor whispered in collector's circles, with only a handful of copies known of the original album around today. Like The Bachs or The Index, this is one of those hard-to-describe albums which seems to live in a world of its own. All the tracks are originals -- no cover versions -- and they range from fragile, dreamy pop-psych numbers to raw garage, fuzzed-out jams and teen-beat sounds. Like Patrick Lundborg says in Acid Archives: "A cool, atmospheric trip for fans of the tri-state late '60s club sound.
MO - First Album
MOBY GRAPE - Live
MOBY GRAPE - The Great Lost Moby Grape Album (2 LP's)
LOS MOCKERS "COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1965 - 1967 (150 gram/Sealed) A complete compilation of all the recordings by ones of thee best R&B South American bands of the 1960s. Fully influenced by the British Invasion, this 5-piece from Uruguay was forever in competition with their counterparts, los Shakers (parallel to the Beatles/Stones) and were considered the Satanic Majesty of the Río de la Plata. Wild. Plain and simple, you cannot not own this piece of the 60s in South America
MOGOLLAR - (S/T) Originally released in 1976. Makam madness gives way to instrumental prog on this burned-out last album from Moğollar, Turkey's Anadolu pop heroes. Moğollar was the band that never had a singer attached for long, and yet even more than Baris Manco or Erkin Koray, they consciously highlighted what was different about the new sounds of the era. Incredible fusion of ancient Anatolian melodies and instruments with prog/psych with occasional, piercing fuzz guitar. RIYL: John Berberian, Devil's Anvil, and vintage Turkish psych. Remastered sound; Includes liner notes by Angela Sawyer.
MOLOCH - (S/T) Produced by Don Nix (widely-credited as a key architect of the "Memphis Sound"), this hard-hitting collection of bluesy acid-rock first appeared on Stax subsidiary Enterprise in 1970. Featuring the outstanding guitar-playing of the late Lee Baker (later to play with Alex Chilton) and the original version of "Going Down" (covered by Freddie King, Jeff Beck, JJ Cale and others). An essential purchase for all fans of blues-influenced rock and roll.
MONKS - Black Time - (RI/Sealed) The whole of the original and legendary 1966 album from the band formed in Germany by ex-US servicemen. Powerful and highly original garage punk / Freak Beat music with the addition of an electric banjo! Savage, raw, energetic and decidedly strange in places...
THE MONOCLES - The Higher Elevation This retrospective collection includes the best of their 45 sides plus some tracks previously unreleased on vinyl. You'll find demented psychsploitation ("The Spider & the Fly," "The Diamond Mine") crude garage-psych ("Psychedelic (That's Where It's At)," "Odyssey"), sunshine-pop/jangly folk-rock ("Summer Skies," "Here Comes Sunshine"), teen garage/frat-rock ("Boogie Man," "You Don't Know"), pop-psych ("Crazy Bicycle"), and more. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.
MOONDOG - More Moondog 180 gram vinyl. "This is the second Moondog LP, originally released on Prestige in 1956. It continues the NYC street performer's exploration of minimalist composition and field recording, mixing percussion and sparse melodies with piano solos, street sounds and monologues. Surprisingly accessible despite it's avant-garde nature, bridging the gap between the familiar and the bizarre. Another all out masterwork from one of 20th century America's most unique minds."
MORGEN - (S/T) (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Stone Cold classic US '60s heavy psych album with lashings of freaked out effected guitar, trippy songs and a dark stoned vibe that sends shivers down your spine. It certainly blows a lot of the other mega rarities away with it's bizarre lyrics, which set an eerie tone to the proceedings ("The nights a crazy shade of purple/the moon's a strange kind of green"). The sound is raw in the best possible way with no compromises to be found, with punky vocals highly original material and acid guitars that wont quit Awesome stuff! Finally getting a quality reissue on 180 gram vinyl, housed in repro sleeve.
MORLY GREY - The Only Truth (2 LpS) The only album from this Ohio based band, that was first issued in 1971. Melodic hard psychedelic rock with some fine lead guitar work, culminating in the highly impressive 17 minute title track, which extemporises on the theme of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and features some trippy weirdness. Included are rare single sides, unreleased tracks, rare graphics (including original poster) and a detailed history of the group.
MORMOS - Great Wall of China
MORMOS - The Magic Spell of Mother's Wrath
THE MORNING DEW - (S/T) (2 LP's)
THE MORNING DEW - Early Years ... The Morning Dew are mainly known for their highly regarded 1970 psychedelic album recorded for Roulette Records. Between 1966 - 1969, the band had already established a live-and recording history as a local and regional garage and psychedelic band and along with The Blue Things, were one of Kansas' most exciting regional top-acts. This LP presents fourteen early recordings including the 1966 Audio House session, both their 1966/67 singles A´s & B´s for Fairyland Records and alternative versions on side one. Side two features the band's 1968 Fairyland summer sessions, which forged a complex psychedelic sound that culminated in a record deal with Roulette Records. This release covers the band's local years from 1966 - 69 and includes material never before released or unavailable on vinyl for years. LP comes with an in-depth insert with a cache of photos and trivia tracing the genesis of a band that started as an instrumental group in 1963 and ended after their garage days as a now much respected psychedelic band.
MORNING GLORY - Two Suns Worth Morning Glory This overlooked acid pop treat has been compared to albums by Jefferson Airplane and the Mamas and the Papas, though it's less experimental than the former and more psychedelic than the latter. Originally released in May 1968, it was engineered by John Cale (Velvet Underground) and produced by Abe Kesh (familiar to psych fans for his work with Blue Cheer, the Savage Resurrection and others). A solid collection of West Coast hippie rock featuring the hypnotic psych classic Jelly Gas Flame.
MOUNTAIN BUS - Sundance 1971 West Coast/psychedelic monster with long, flowing guitar jams and melodic vocals. Listen to Mountain Bus' 10-minute cover of "I Know You Rider" or the acid guitar spacey-jam of "Hexaedron" and prepare to melt away. Highly recommended to fans of Grateful Dead, Quicksilver, and Mighty Baby. Mastertape sound, including an insert with liner-notes.
MOUSE and the TRAPS - The Fraternity Years
MOVING GELATINE PLATES - (S/T)
MOVING GELATINE PLATES - The World of Genius Hans
MU (S/T> West Coast psychedelia / acid-rock by the legendary Merrell Fankhauser featuring Jeff Cotton (Captain Beefheart) on lead guitar. Their first album from 1971.
MURPHY BLEND - FIRST LOSS "Murphy Blend's (named after a pipe tobacco) only album, is one of the best and rarest early German progressive rock records. Excellent Hammond organ, that delivers a unique heavy psychedelic Krautrock sound. It was originally released on the legendary Kuckuck label in 1970. English lyrics. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, heavy exact texture cover."
MUSIC EMPORIUM (ST) LP version in full color, die-cut gatefold sleeve (as per the original). 180 gram vinyl. "Blistering rockers with wispy melodies, Buddhist chants with wild-eyed psychedelic anthems: all part of the unique acid-folk vision of LA's Music Emporium, led by key-board virtuoso/singer Bill 'Casey' Cosby. For this first ever legitimate reissue of their supremely rare 1969 album -- now on 180 gram vinyl (with original die-cut, gatefold cover faithfully reproduced) -- we've purchased the original masters, interviewed the band, found never-before-seen snapshots, and added five cool bonus tracks."
NGC-4594 - What Really Means! Named after the galactic location of the nearest black hole to Earth, NGC-4594 only issued one single during their brief existence in 1967. But such was the majestic allure of Going Home/Skipping Through The Night that a myth grew around NGC-4594, with rumors of a "great lost album" spoken about in hushed tones by connoisseurs of psychedelic music. Now that album -- locked in the vaults for four decades -- is finally available, along with the true story of this strangest of psychedelic bands from Storrs, Connecticut. Deluxe release in a high-quality carton cover, pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Includes an insert with photos and extensive liner notes. Comes with a bonus 7" featuring both tracks from the original 1967 single release.
LES NAPOLEONS - A GO GO (Import) Sporting a subtitle that says "music for dancing", Les Napoleons offer an engaging mix of snarling garage rockers and Mersybeat-inspired pop. While isolated ballads such as "Tu es Partie" and "La Vie Sans Toi" are okay, the band's at their best on up-tempo rockers such as "Fou de Toi", "Reviens" and "Je M'en Fou". The set's low-fi production feel adds to the overall appeal. Translated covers of The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and "We Can Work It Out" are great. Although all ten tracks are sung in French, the energetic performances more than compensate for the fact the lyrics are largely a mystery.
MUNEHIRO NARITA - Psyche De Loid Munehiro Narita, the original "psychedelic speed freak," is for many people the undisputed king of acid-fuzz guitar. Playing heavy guitar fuzzed-out covers of classic psych songs from the '60s/'70s. But Psyche De Loid was also the first-ever psychedelic album recorded using Vocaloid technology. Narita smashes this genre into a wall with the contrast of killer, Ron Asheton-like piercing fuzz-wah guitar and child-like android vocals, featuring surreal covers of tracks by The Stooges, Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Shocking Blue, Pink Floyd, MC5, Jefferson Airplane. . . .
NECRONOMICON - Tips Zum Selbstmord One of the more purely outrageous German scene relics from 1972, described in the past as: "A true monster, musically combining extremely heavy guitar riffing with Pink Floydish psychedelic feeling, genuine progressive elements with the minimalism of Can, opera choirs and the spirit of '68 German campus."
LES NAPOLEONS - A Go Go
NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN - (S/T) The Neighborhood Children, tucked away in Medford, Ore., near the California border were living proof that if you've got it, your mailing address doesn't really matter. And the Neighb'rhood Childr'n definitely had it. When Dyan Hoffman, Rick Bolz, Ron Raschdorf and W.A. Farrens drove 350 miles through the mighty redwood groves down to San Francisco to cut their first album at Leo de Gar Kulka's Golden State Recorders, they couldn't have picked a better time. It was the summer of 1967—now known as the Summer Of Love—and San Francisco was inundated with young people from all over the world, spurred on by a blossoming rock scene that included Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Co. and the Grateful Dead. And yet, none of those legends in the making ever cut an album as hard to find these days—extremely rare and collectible—as the LP by the Neighb'rhood Childr'n. Not only is their record hideously hard to find, it's amazingly groovy coming from four kids from a rural background. Dyan's voice has the earnest zeal of a young Grace Slick, and the complex arrangements run the table from acid-soaked tripsichord to fiery anthems meant to spur on a new generation of street-fighting men as well as lonely navigators of the mind. Not surprisingly, Dyan reveals that some of this amazing material was inspired by seeing Quicksilver Messenger Service for the first time. "They were always my favorite group," she says. It just goes to show what you can soak up and give back to the world if your heart is in the right place.
NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN - Long Years In Space (2 LP's)
NEW COLONY SIX - Breakthrough (Sundazed) One of the most essential garage albums ever, loaded with the trademark sunshine pop harmonies.This 1966 debut album from this act influenced by the British invasion and the emerging teen psych sound is a storming release.
NEW DAWN - There's A New Dawn One of the rarest and best psych albums to come out of the late '60s/early '70s. Fuzz guitar, minor-chord organ dirges, tender vocals and monumental bass are the calling cards of this private press gem. Maybe it's all the rain, but like their Northwest counterparts, The New Tweedy Brothers and The Sonics, The New Dawn helped to establish a regional musical perspective that is hauntingly addictive. Also included are three previously unreleased 1971 demos and a live track from a 2008 band reunion. Limited edition color vinyl of 500 with MP3 download. Includes band history and historic photos. Complete original track listing plus four bonus tracks. Hailed as a 'Masterpiece of Music' by Hans Pokora author of the book series, Record Collector Dreams." NEW NADIR / ME AND OTHERS
NEW TWEEDY BROTHERS - (S/T) Now a holy grail between psychedelic collectors. Innocent vocal harmonies, fuzzy bass, jangly guitars, raga sounds -- 100% uncut psychedelia and garage-y, jangly folk-rock from 1968. RIYL: The Byrds, Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans, Buffalo Springfield. "Many punters feel that this LP epitomizes the innocent first wave of 'the West Coast Sound' before it was quickly corrupted." --John T. Berg Master tape sound; Includes insert with rare photos, memorabilia, and an interview with original band member Fred Lackaff; Original hexagonal silver foil artwork adapted to a standard cover.
NEWBAN - (S/T)
NIAGA - Afire Great percussion-based jams with strong funky leanings, choked with breakbeats and dope Latin rhythms performed by this ever-amazing percussive combo always centered around main man Klaus Weiss. Originally recorded in Munich's legendary Bavaria Studios on August 1972 and released on Polydor's Finger subsidiary, this is the closing chapter in Niagara's saga and one that is attracting increasing interest from collectors, DJs and music lovers
NOSTRADAMUS - Aquarium They focused mainly on their own music but of course there were lots of influences by bands such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, The Who, Free and later The Flock, Gentle Giant and King Crimson. This recording became a lost gem, full of underground vibes and very well produced. Beside Lazarus and Novaks Kapelle, this is one of the best Austrian albums. 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a two-page insert. Edition of 500 (numbered).
RALF NOWY - Lucifer's Dream A melting pot of almost everything from psychedelic pop onto slight jazz influences, with experimental and ethnic diversions, a complex musical suite with a great deal of invention. Indeed, Paul Vincent and Keith Forsey are responsible for a great psychedelic rock feeling. Nowy himself and Al Gromer give the album an ethnic message. Outstanding titles are 'Shiwa's Dance' with a great Al Gromer on sitar and 'Tschad' with a catchy melody, played by Nowy on flute and a percussive background you will never forget.
NUCLEUS - (S/T) Not to be confused with the British act of the same name, this Canadian quintet arose from the ashes of one of Toronto's most popular '60s bands, The Lords Of London. Their sole album originally appeared in April 1969, and features intense jamming, with plenty of swirling organ and tough guitar. When it failed to sell, they split, with three members going on to form 1970s hitmakers A Foot In Coldwater.
O.P.M.C. - Product of Pisces & Capricorn
O.P.M.C. - Amalgamation
THE OLD MAN & THE SEA - Second
THE OLIVERS - Lost Dove Sessions
ONE ST. STEPHEN - (S/T)
THE ONES! - Volume One
MICHAEL OOSTEN - (S/T) Oosten took off, with a Martin guitar in tow, playing coffeehouses and clubs across the country. By the end of 1973, he was ready to record an LP -- five psychedelic folk/rock tracks. Oosten's wayward vocals puts us in mind of other meandering faves from various eras (Incredible String Band, Perry Leopold, or the Meatpuppets, to name but three), and Oost proves himself a stellar guitarist in an eccentric and percussive mode.
ORIENT EXPRESS - (S/T) (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Classic Middle Eastern US '60s psych in a similar vein to the American Kaleidoscope, John Berberian etc. Loads of exotic instruments including lashings of oud and clay drum percussion. A trippy mixture of European rock and Middle Eastern promise.
OS MUNDI - Latin Mass
THE OUTSIDERS - CQ "With The Outsiders still spoken of in hushed tones in even the deepest circles, we're thrilled to help shine some light on what might be one of the most underrated bands ever. Originally released in Holland in October 1968, CQ (pronounced 'Seek You') was the third and final album by Dutch garage punks The Outsiders. These rowdy teenagers from Amsterdam were part of the thriving 'Nederbeat' scene with the band taking their cues from British and Stateside garage acts of the day (including singing entirely in English). 'CQ' spans R&B, spacey experimental numbers, folk rock and a revved-up kind of punk that pre-dates the angular moodiness of what would become the no wave/post punk sound a decade later. This unpredictable stylistic approach, when coupled with across-the-board amazing songs, make this one of the masterpieces of late '60s psychedelic garage rock, and a cornerstone album of the genre. Pressed in a vinyl-only limited edition, this deluxe reissue is replicated precisely with gorgeous silver foil cover art. Extensive liner notes include a 2009 interview with lead guitarist Ronnie Splinter about the recording of the album and an exclusive introduction by Mike Stax, editor of Ugly Things magazine." Gatefold sleeve.
OUTSIDERS - CQ-MYTHOLOGY (2LP) Though few people realized it back in 1968, The Outsiders 'CQ' (pronounced as "Seek You") was a landmark album for the Dutch music scene, and the crowning achievement for one of Hollands greatest bands. Had it been released by a British or American band, 'CQ' might be mentioned today in the same breath as 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake', 'Odessey & Oracle', 'S.F. Sorrow', 'White Light/White Heat', and 'We're Only In It For The Money', all iconic underground rock albums released that same tumultuous year. The album was recorded at G.T.B. Studios in The Hague and the Soundpush Studios in Blaricum during the summer of 1968. For the first time the group had the luxury of uninterrupted studio time, so the musicians were able to work out ideas right there in the studio, rolling tape as they went, then listening back and discussing what changes should be made. 'CQ Mythology' presents these session tapes, giving listeners a fascinating glimpse into the bands creative process as they shaped the songs that would eventually comprise the 'CQ' album. The original releases striking gatefold cover art, designed by artist Anton van der Gulik, was supposed to fold out into four rather than two panels. But apart from the album sleeve that Polydor has released, Van der Gulik made a second design. His four unused iron plate panels now house this 'CQ Mythology' release, a sprawling double-album that stands as a kind of shadow version of the final album. It's a compelling document of a true masterwork-in-progress.
OUTSIDERS - Songbook (Import) LP Vinyl only release of the outstanding 1967 masterpiece of Dutch - beat- psyche - garage from Amsterdam's legendary and incomparable outsiders.Features goosebump gems like "Lying All The Time","Touch" and more. Glossy full colour sleeve.
THE OUTSIDERS - Afraid of the Dark A NEW UNPLAYED first pressing of the lp "Afraid of the dark" by legendary Dutch garage/psych band the OUTSIDERS with WALLY TAX as released on Pseudonym Records in 2010 in Holland. This is a STRICTLY limited (500 copies) 180 grams heavy vinyl album that features previously unreleased FANTASTIC live recordings of the band recorded in 1967!
OUTSIDERS - You Mistreat Me "Strictly limited edition 500 copies, heavyweight 10" black vinyl. Remastered in the 24-bit domain from the original master tapes. The first two Outsiders singles for the illustrious Muziek Expres label and an unreleased 1965 live version of 'Thinking About Today.'" Side 1: 1. You Mistreat Me 2. Sun's Going Down 3. Thinking About Today (Previously unreleased live version 1965) Side 2: 1. Felt Like I Wanted To Cry 2. I Love Her Still, I Always Will Mono / Extended Play 45 R.P.M.
OXFORDS 'Flying Up Through The Sky' LP Missing Vinyl label LP edition of classic 1970 album of top notch, soaring and melodic soft rock/soft psych by Louisville, Kentucky band The Oxfords. This Missing Vinyl label edition includes four bonus tracks taken from pre-LP 45s. 'Oxfords sole 1970 privately pressed album is one of the best late 60s US psychedelic soft rock albums. Excellent male/female vocals and complex original songs. It contains four bonus tracks from their pre-LP 45s, which were not included on the original album. Highly recommended!'' 'This is one of the best soft rock albums of the era, akin to bands like Free Design but not quite as lightweight. Nice male and female vocals and intricate songs. Lots of interesting songs, and the female vocalist is really excellent on the later stuff when she gets a chance to belt it out.' - Aaron Milenski/Acid Archives
THE PAISLEYS - Cosmic Mind At Play
JOHN PALMER - SHORELINES "Brand new lavish reissue of legendary Canadian downer folk psych from early '70s. John Palmer's Shoreline has been a massively rare LP since its release on the Celebration label way back when. Here is the LP in its entirety brought to you from John himself. Color cover, insert. Songs 'Colours For The Shorelines,' 'Better Late Than Never,' more. Fans of downer folk will dig this all nite long, daddio." Includes insert with notes about each song by John Palmer. Exquisitely brooding Bill Fay-esque introspection, featured in Patrick Lundborg's top ten reissues of 2009 ("one of the best things still floating around unheard by most").
PAN - (S/T)
PANTA RHEI - (S/T)
PAPER GARDEN (S/T) Packed with catchy, imaginative songs and elaborate arrangements, the sole album by this New York quintet is among the more enduring obscurities of the psychedelic era. It sank without trace on original release in May 1969, but has drawn comparison with the work of The Beatles, The Zombies and The Left Banke in recent years. Digitally remastered. Features the complete original artwork.
THE PATRON SAINTS - Fohhoh bohob Deluxe and exact official reissue of one of the rarest & most unique gems of the '60s private press psychedelic underground. Home recorded in a suburban New York living room over just a couple weeks in 1969 by three enthused teenagers, and then self-released by the band in an edition of only 100 copies complete with hand assembled covers and booklet insert. Dreams of rock stardom may have faded quickly, but from such humble beginnings these kids totally transcended their limited resources... an album overflowing with naive creativity, huge ideas, deep bedroom mysticism, and more then a hint of stoned teenage humor, not to mention a rather unusual assortment of instruments and some very unconventional but brilliant 'studio' maneuvering. Two singers/songwriters both with wonderfully deep, poetic & introspective lyrics and unique voices, chiming 12 string & electric guitars, unusually cool use of piano, crude drum kit, autoharp, banjo, tambourine, subtle bursts of fuzz bass, off kilter unison vocals, washes of reverb modulation, weird tape edits, and a seriously one-of-a-kind vibration. There's truly been nothing like it before or since... highest quality production throughout with better-then-ever master tape sounds and warm analog mastering, audiophile 180gm vinyl, exact reproduction of the original heavy weight cover with front & back mind-blowingly cool crude black & white art just like the original, exact reproduction of the thick insert booklet with gold printed covers on multiple colors of construction paper. Plus a bonus 7" of two essential tracks intended for the original LP but left off due to time restrictions, complete with colored construction paper picture sleeve and lyric insert. Without a doubt, the definitive reissue of this lost masterpiece. Released in full cooperation with founding member Eric Bergman. Strictly limited to 1000 copies."
PAZOP - (S/T)
PELOMA BOKIU- (S/T)
PENTHOUSE 5 - It's All My Own Bizarre Dream
PENTWATER - (S/T)
LINDA PERHACS - PARALLELOGRAMS (RI) (GUERSSEN) Remastered vinyl edition of this amazing 1970 album originally released on Kapp by this cult American hippy lady. Beautiful psychedelic folk music, the album is structured around Linda's amazing voice and features an assortment of electric and acoustic instruments and various studio effects. Beautifully sung, played and arranged songs with a mystical otherworldly atmosphere. The tripped out "Parallelograms" is worth the price of entry alone.plus 2 bonus tracks, a poster and an insert.
PIEL DE PUEBLO - Rock De La Heridas Awesome heavy acid rock from an early '70s Argentinian band featuring future members of Vox Dei. Mind melting lead guitar breaks all over the place on a drugged out slugfest into acid rock heaven..... Raved about in the psych guides...
PLANET OF MAN - Code III
PLASTIC CLOUD - (S/T) US import. In 1968, the plastic cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest psychedelic albums ever made. This is one hip album, full of catchy melodies and hippie harmonies, as well as some of the most superb (and trippiest) fuzz guitar ever recorded. There is no point singling out a specific track, they are all excellent-one is equally as good as the next. Essential psychedelia! Now, on to the presentation... Highest quality mastering and pressing (done at Acoustech Mastering/RTI in California); the resulting LP is housed in a poly-lined sleeve, which is inside an ultra-heavy 1960's Project label style gatefold jacket, which is in a loose-fitting plastic sleeve. Top of the line pressing all the way. Limited.
POLYPHONY - Without Introduction Jaw-dropping 1972 album by one of the earliest progressive-rock bands from the U.S. Long, complex tracks full of Hendrix-like acid guitar leads, heavy Hammond organ, Moog, surrealistic lyrics and off-center vocals. A masterpiece of hard progressive and psychedelic stylings. Features remastered sound and original artwork, including an insert with photos and liner notes.
POPOL VUH - Seligpreisung
POPOL VUH - Affenstunde
POPOL VUH - Aguirre
POPOL VUH - Coeur De Verre
POPOL VUH - Herz Aus Glass
POPOL VUH - Das Hohelied Salomos
POPOL VUH - Letzte Tage, Letzte Nachte
POPOL VUH - Hosianna Mantra (bonus 7")
PRIMEVIL - Smokin' Bats At Campton's
PRINTS of DARKNESS - Zindabad 'Raw, exciting and really quite excellent... fans of fuzz will find a feast of it on this set. The Prints turn in enjoyable readings of 'Summertime,' 'Morning Dew,' and Country Joe & the Fish's 'Rock and Soul Music,' but it's their original numbers that really stand out. The band's bottled-up creative energy comes bursting to a head on the culminating number, 'Oh Color the Shadowy Distance' which starts out as an uber-dramatic Doors-in-the-garage exercise atop a 'Tobacco Road'-type stomp riff, before levitating into a psychedelic instrumental section that sounds a bit like Jorma Kaukonen jamming with the Velvet Underground. Thrilling stuff." -- Mike Stax (Ugly Things)
PROBE 10 - There Is A Universe "Rare private press jazz/space rock album, on reissue wish lists for years. Limited edition of 500 copies. "Unique jazz-rock album with major space-rock vibes. You have to love the way the bass counters the effects-laden guitar solos and heavy fuzz. Considering how many loner folk and hard rock private press albums came from the same time period, discovering something this ambitious and unusual is a real kick. Most of the time, it sounds like the world's best exploito-jazz record, Herb Alpert filtered through Pink Floyd and Quiet Sun" --Acid Archives
PROYECTO A + PROYECTO B (2 LP's)
PTARMIGAN - (S/T) An album overflowing with brooding, mystical, Eastern-influenced hippie psychedelia dominated by long and largely instrumental tracks -- all based on a complex interplay of recorder, hand drums and acoustic guitar. The music of Ptarmigan is deep and authentic, and sounds best when meditating on a landscape, an emotion, or a bottle of wine. Sometimes it is free-flowing and jazz-oriented; at other times it has the mystical feel of a shamanistic ceremony, with its oriental or South American harmonies. Rated by many as the best 'folk/progressive' and/or 'folk/psych' album ever made.
PUGSLEY MUNION - Just Like You
PUISSANCE 13 + 12
PUZZLE - Himalaya
PYTHAGORON - (S/T)
Q65 - Afghanistan "Finally comes this long-awaited vinyl reissue, a classic never reish'd on vinyl before. 1971 album by Dutch legends delivering a powerful set of bluesy proto-hardrock somehow meant to be psychedelic, too, with the whole B-side being a live medley of classic rock n' roll. Reissued in a limited run of 400 copies, in gorgeous gatefold cover."
Q65 - Revival Perhaps the most psychedelic album by Dutch band Q65, released in 1969 after they temporarily broke up in 1967. It's made up of singles and the last material recorded by the then band. At times revival sounds like Group 1850, as on "Voluntary Peacemaker" and the trippy mellotron and languid guitar based "Fairy Tales Of Truth". Excellent '60's Dutch psychedelia.
Q65 - Revolution One of the best R'n'B Freakbeat albums ever made. Rivalling the Stones and the Pretty things, Q65 made a wild long haired album filled with young energy and invention. Original tracks like Summerthoughts In A Field Of Weed and I Got Nightmares are mixed with cover versions such as I'm A Man and Get Out My Life Woman. Top notch fuzzed up '60's rock and roll!
Q65 - WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT Limited to 500 copies. Includes 1 non-album track taken from single! REMASTERED IN THE 24-BIT DOMAIN FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES . Q65 was revived in 1970 with the original line-up apart from Jay Baar (replaced by Beer Klaasse of Group 1850). 'We're Gonna Make It' (1971) was their Swan song and final album before the band broke up.
QUATRAIN - (S/T) Los Angeles group Quatrain issued an obscure album in 1969 mixing period Southern Californian folk-rock, psychedelic, and hard rock influences, produced and engineered by David Briggs (most famed for his work as producer with Neil Young). Quatrain grew out of the group the Human Jungle, who issued a couple obscure singles while signed to the Double Shot label, though they usually went under the name the Berries.
THE RFD - Lead Me Home - "USA 1971 obscure Christian folk-rock album with an appealing, understated feel. Close male/female vocal harmonies and ringing guitars create a secular late '60s California sound, with strong songwriting that reaches back to a Byrds / Simon & Garfunkel hook sensibility. Fully licensed, first ever vinyl reissue. Monster rarity going for $700+ when showing up. Limited reissue of 500 copies, printed in HQ 350g carton and 180g vinyl. Unbeatable 24bit remastered sound quality. Including an insert with liner notes by Patrick Lundborg."
RAIN - Make the Day Break Very much like Frank Zappa and The Mothers, Rain's complex compositions are based on the skills of modern classic composers such as Varèse and Strawinsky. As a strong influence they've mentioned Vanilla Fudge. This album Make the Day Break was recorded live in a studio in 1974. After Norsk Suite, the music of this album takes you a step further. Four more years developing musical skills, great composition sense, and strong instrumental abilities. The title song of the album is just superb, the whole album simply stunning. We wish we had more recordings of this great band. But that is all there is. A big surprise they have never been released before. We love it and the music scene in Norway can be proud of this recording."
RAINMAN - S/T Q65 became the solo artist Rainman The title track Rainman - sung as listlessly as the Dutch weather - provided the stage name, for a great part they took their inspiration from the music of Neil Young, John Lennon, James Taylor, the underground group Moby Grape and last but not least the compositional giant Tim Hardin. The only cover tune on the album was Hardin's brilliant Don't Make Promises. Anyone who listens to the reissue of Rainman (in the original artwork with insert, but with two previously unreleased bonus tracks), will recognize a typical 1971 production therein and understand at the same time why the reactions at the first release were so laudatory.
THE RATIONALS - Fan Club Album
RAUNCH - Total Raunch
THE RAVERS - Bad, Bad World The hardest beat/psych rock sounds of the era (the LP was originally released in 1969) and the rhythms that move a dancefloor, they produced this superb collection of groovy Hammond/fuzz/wah-wah driven freak rockers. More than one song here should be on any genre DJ's bag, the most direct one being 'What You Can Do For Your Country,' but with the whole LP packed with cool songs moving from the Kinks inspired 'We've Got Too Much' to early Deep Purple Hammond versus lead guitar duels."
RED SQUARE - Rare and Lost 70's Recordings Ultra-rare recordings by '70s UK avant-rockers Red Square, the missing link between original free-noise practitioners like AMM, Nihilist Spasm Band, and Peter Brotzmann and post-no wavers à la The Blue Humans, Borbetomagus, Fushitsusha, and The Dead C. Named after the early Soviet Constructivists, Red Square is a pioneering free-improvising, avant-rock band. They bridged the worlds of psychedelic rock, noise, and avant-jazz, and many of the techniques and approaches to music that they helped to pioneer have become common practice today. Predating Sonic Youth by seven years, Last Exit by a decade, and Mats Gustafsson's The Thing by 25, their railing aural assaults were once considered too extreme for commercial release. Rare and Lost 70s Recordings includes a complete never-before-heard heavy studio session from 1978 plus a thunderous live set opening for fellow "rock in opposition" mavens Henry Cow, recorded in perfect sound quality in 1976. Remastered by original member Jon Seagroatt (who is playing/touring with '70s pagan-folk gods Comus and Current 93 at the time of this release). Includes insert with liner notes and photos. Released in collaboration with Steve Krakow of Chicago's Galactic Zoo magazine and Galactic Archive imprint.
REDONDOS - Full Circle With
REIGN GHOST - Featuring Lynda Squires This is a fine example of West Coast-styled psych-rock with reverberating/fuzz-wah guitar and male/female vocal harmonies, including absolute psych classics like the monster 9-minute long "Enola Gay." One of the rarest and most expensive Canadian psych albums ever, officially reissued on vinyl for the first time. Newly remastered sound from the original tapes. Includes a fold-out insert with rare photos, memorabilia and detailed liner notes by band member Bob Bryden.
REIGN GHOST - (S/T) Propulsed by Bob Bryden's fuzzed-out guitar and Lynda Squires' powerful vocals, Reign Ghost were the leading '60s underground psychedelic band from Canada. This is their rare and sought-after debut album from 1969, originally released on the collectable Allied label (Plastic Cloud, Folklords). An absolute psych classic with all the right ingredients: fuzz guitar, swirling organ, male-female vocals, studio effects, weird lyrics, etc. Tracks like "Travels of Blue Paradox" or "Reaching" are a must for any psychedelic rock fan. First-ever legit vinyl reissue. Remastered from the original master tapes. Includes a fold-out insert with rare photos, memorabilia and detailed liner notes by band member Bob Bryden.
THE REMAINS -(S/T) (Sundazed) If Paul McCartney had ever died, as the legend goes, the Beatles would have found an able replacement in Barry Tashian. This New England musician and his band actually opened for the Fab Four and the resemblance is remarkable in this set of 1965/6 songs. Tight vocal arrangements and the same economical chord changes make this a superb collection and a fine example of how the Beatles were able to influence and Anglify the American sound.
REQUIEM - For A World After Dark, progressive, synth ambient meets Berlin-School sounds on this obscure kraut album, which "tells the story of a world annihilation through nuclear war." For A World After is full of delayed psychedelic electric guitar, effects, cold drum machines, waves of analog keyboards (Korg MS20, Casiotone 201, Crumar DS-2, Jupiter-4), and cosmic atmosphere. For A World After was released in a privately-pressed edition of 1000 on the small, Daviton label. RIYL: Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Conrad Schnitzler, Moebius, Popol Vuh, Metronic Underground, Rüdiger Lorenz, Michael Bundt, Wolfgang Bock, Michael Hoenig, Rolf Trostel, Pina. Master tape sound; Insert with liner notes and photos.
RISING SONS - (S/T) "Featuring Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Jesse Lee Kincaid, Kevin Kelley, and Gary Marker, the Rising Sons added an earthy dose of rural country blues to the fast-evolving rock scene of the mid-'60s. Now, at long last, they make their LP debut with one of the great unissued albums of the '60s."
THE ROAD RUNNERS - (S/T) After the Kings Verses album (also available from Sundazed) flips your wig and sends you stumbling out of the garage, the haunted fuzz and ghostly Farfisa of the Road Runners — the second half of Fresno’s devastating one-two punch — will turn what’s left of your brains to Malt-O-Meal. Results of secret marketing surveys assure us that this unreleased gem is running neck-and-neck with the Watchband, the Standells and the Music Machine in the ’66 Punk Hall of Fame Marathon.
THE ROOSTERS - All of Our Days The Roosters have been known among fans and followers of the Californian mid 60s folk rock scene for a long time. Their “One Of These Days” b/w “You Gotta Run” 45 has been included on early garage compilations and is a huge favourite among collectors. Less well known is their second and at least as brillant 45 “Rosebush” / “Ain’t Gonna Cry Anymore”. Additionally there´s a rare 1965 surf/mersey punk single released under the name “Five More”, an early 1965 acetate put down as the Avengers and most of all, three 1966 stunning unreleased folk/garage janglers recorded at Gold Star Studio. This collection finally puts all these gems in one place and unravels the enigmas behind the band on a LP sized full glossy insert with a detailed history of the band emerging from the memoirs of guitarist and songwriter Timothy Ward and the band’s vocalist Ray Mangigian. This is embellished with a load of stunning never-before-seen photos. Finally here´s the legacy of an underrated, but excellent band direct from Los Angeles, the mid-Sixties epicenter of jangle – The ROOSTER
ROBBIE the WEREWOLF - At the Waleback Robbie The Werewolf - a folksinger of the frantic variety with a fetish for monsters - was a striking performer with a manic stage presence, acting out his songs as much as singing them. His set consisted of his original songs and uniquely reworked versions of folk standards, played on a beat-up twelve-string guitar. This inspired some of the most bizarre songs ever committed to vinyl. This incredibly strange music is championed by lovers of the wonderful & weird such as Jello Biafra. At The Waleback is a time capsule to the post-beatnik, pre-psychedelic/hippie scene from L.A. Includes insert with detailed liner notes by Gray Newell (Ugly Things) and Alan Brackett (Peanut Butter Conspiracy). "This obscenely rare disc stars Robbie Robison plucking an acoustic guitar and singing kooky tunes about Halloween characters, sex, drinking and drugs that were quite radical for its day." -- Beverly Paterson (It's Psychedelic Baby). LP housed in an old-school style tip-on sleeve.
RUPTURE - Israel Suite / Domin Ante Bleu An incredible mix of vocal/spiritual jazz, funk, progressive, jazz-pop, psych -- An impossible to find rarity from France. RIYL: Cortex, Les Masques, George Arvanitas, Herbie Hancock, Full Moon Ensemble. Original artwork.
SABATTIS - Warning In the Sky Sabattis were an underground hard rock band from New York formed in 1968. Influenced by bands like Deep Purple, Mountain, and Grand Funk, they gigged around town playing lots of psychedelic clubs and venues. In 1970, they recorded a demo with the intention of securing a record deal, but the deal never came. Remastered from the original tapes, featuring a new cover design, and including an insert with rare photos and liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby!). Sabbatis's sound is powerful heavy-psych with swirling Hammond organ and hard guitar, bringing to mind other obscure acts like Jungle.
SAGITTARIUS - The Blue Marble LP version, featuring two bonus mono tracks. "Will have fans of grandiose baroque-pop positively floating on air!"
SAINT ANTHONY'S FYRE - (S/T) Reissue of this ultra-rare underground, wasted, hard rock, classic, private press record from 1970. Acid Archives, says this about it: 'This legendary private press is rated as one of the ultimate local basement hard rock blowouts by many connoisseurs. Released as early as 1970, the end result has some similarities to MC5's hallowed Kick out the Jams, but I find this a superior and more powerful album.
SALEM MASS - Witch Burning Ultimate U.S. hard-psychedelic/proto-prog burner from 1971. Obscure Sabbath-esque hard-rock band Salem Mass self-released their only album in 1971. Full of ripping guitar, brutal Moog attacks, heavy keyboards, demented vocals, and Satanic/occult related lyrics, especially in the mind-blowing 10-minute-long title-track. First-ever vinyl reissue featuring the original artwork. Newly remastered sound, insert with liner notes and rare photos/memorabilia.
SALTY DOG - (S/T) (LP + 7") Salty Dog was a three man band modeled after the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The self-titled release is a combination of psychedelic rock, blues, and folk, with all English songs. Really good from start to end, essential for collectors of African rock and insanely rare as an original. Comes with a 7" of the non-LP single that was released before the album titled Sunday Morning Sunshine."
SANDROSE - (S/T) Sandrose's only album, released in 1972, is without doubt one of the crown jewels from the European progressive/psychedelic scene. This French band evolved from legendary psychedelic group Eden Rose, featuring the legendary guitar player Jean-Pierre Alarcen. Long tracks full of mind-blowing guitar, powerful femme vocals, mellotron, and keyboards. File next to Julian's Treatment, Earth & Fire, and Affinity. Remastered sound, original artwork in a gatefold sleeve just like the original, and an insert with liner notes and pictures. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
SANDSTONE - Can You Mend A Silver Thread? "Sandstone's sole 1971 privately pressed album is one of the best and rarest early 70s US psychedelic folk rock records. Although only recently rediscovered, it is very sought after from worldwide collectors both for its rarity and musical quality. Great male female vocals in an early 70s UK psychedelic acid folk rock sound similar to Tudor Lodge, Jade etc. It contains 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks, not included in the original album. Highly recommended! Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, from the original analogue master tapes, exact reproduction of the original first pressing."
RICK SAUCEDO - Heaven Was Blue (2 LP's) First ever legit vinyl reissue of Rick Saucedo's mind-expanding, one-man, multi-tracked private press miracle in sound from 1978. Master tape sound; original artwork; includes insert with interview with Saucedo and detailed liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost/Ugly Things). Heaven Was Blue drifts in the same sonic milieu as fellow travelers in '60s square peg joy Darius, Marcus, D.R. Hooker (without the lounge allusions), or late period psych adventurers Michael Angelo and Bobb Trimble -- and his concentration and vision equals or exceeds these international underground heroes.
THE SEARCH PARTY - Montgomery Chapel 'A primitive Christian folk-rock LP which hits some truly unique moods and sounds on about 2/3rds of the tracks. Obviously inspired by the West Coast 'psychedelic' sounds of the era, The Search Party take compositions by their spiritual mentor, a Catholic middle-aged priest, and turn them into primitive California garage folk rock and psych with fuzz leads and raw vocals! Most Christian 'folk-rock' LPs suffer from still having one foot left in Sunday School, but these young seminarians have definitely broken through to the other side. Side 1 ends with an unparalleled 9-minute downer folk-rock excursion with heavy soul-searching lyrics that alone makes Montgomery Chapel worth checking out, but beware -- it's crude, even the female vocalist has a strange edge. Unrehearsed confessions from a basement Music Emporium.'" --Acid Archives
THE SEEDS - FALLEN' OFF THE EDGE
SHADOWS of KNIGHT - Back Door Men Second 1966 album by these Chicago garage punks, with a US take on the then current UK freakbeat scene. Plenty of fuzz guitar and brattish vocals on tracks that include their own versions of "Hey Joe" and "Spoonful" plus killer originals.
SHADOWS of KNIGHT - Raw 'n Alive At The Cellar, Chicago 1966! Awesome release of Chicago's finest garage act, caught live in '66. With superb sound quality and stunning energetic performance, this is an absolute must for garage fans. A time-tunnel rave-up!!
SHAG - 1969 In 1969, the band recorded a demo at Pacific High Recordings in San Francisco, at the same time as the Grateful Dead were recording their classic Working Man's Dead album there. The demo was in fact a fully-finished album of bombastic psychedelia, acid-rock and proto-prog with loud fuzz-wah guitars, long tracks, crazy percussion and killer flute. Here's the first-ever vinyl reissue of these lost recordings. Master tape sound, including an insert with liner notes and photos.
THE SHAGGS - Philosophy of the World Limited repress; LP version. "In 1968, three sisters from Fremont, New Hampshire strapped on their instruments and declared themselves The Shaggs. A collection of garage rock tunes that balanced charm and discordance in equal measure. Liner notes by legendary musician, writer and compiler, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith, Nuggets). Book features unseen photos and ephemera. Artwork restored and expanded to a gatefold jacket. Newly remastered."
SHAHRAM - (S/T) Shahram Shabpareh is the real thing. Colorful arrangements of blurting horns, evil bass grooves, cheesy organs, and thick strata of overlapping percussion instruments going off like microwave popcorn. As the leader of an Iranian '60s garage band, The Rebels, and later a '70s solo singer,
EL SHALOM - Frost
SHIVA'S HEADBAND - The Singles Collection (Picture Disc)
THE SHIVER - WALPURGIS "Psychedelia and blues-rock from Switzerland. With colour four-page large-format insert. Gatefold cover with great artwork by H. R. Giger. Strictly limited to 1000 hand-numbered LPs."
SHORT CROSS - Arising Reissue taken from the original mastertapes of this rare U.S. 1972 hard-rock/heavy blues private pressing. Short Cross features a powerful jamming sound influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, early Blood, Sweat & Tears, etc., with tasty guitar leads/organ and occasional horns. Includes an insert with pictures and liner notes.
SILVER APPLES - (Same) (180 gram) This is the first vinyl reissue of the self-titled first album by '60s electronic legends Silver Apples, originally released by Kapp Records in 1968. Fresh off their stint as The Overland Stage Electric Band, Simeon and Dan Taylor formed their own extravagant, two-man electronic space-odyssey, Silver Apples, to remarkable critical acclaim. "What's so amazing is that they make absolutely mind-shattering music with all this junky equipment," commented one reviewer, astounded over the then-mindbending concept of build-it-yourself electronics combined with rock drums. The debut album features lyrics by poet Stanley Warren and is an absolutely essential piece of musical history from electronic/psychedelic/rock music's ground-breaking legends.
SILVER APPLES - Contact (180 gram) This is a reissue of the second album Contact by '60s electronic legends Silver Apples, originally released by Kapp Records in 1969. This enigmatic duo, armed only with percussion, vocals and an early, specialized synthesizer, is often credited with giving the musical world its first electronic album, as well as having a significant influence on bands which followed in their wake; bands such as Ultravox and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. Silver Apples, named after a W.B. Yeats poem, consisted of electronics wiz Simeon Coxe and percussionist Danny Taylor. Simeon built an impressive collection of electronic paraphernalia (dubbed the "Simeon") which ultimately included a dozen oscillators, six of them tuned to bass notes which he played with his feet, an assortment of sound filters, telegraph keys, radio parts, lab gear and a variety of second-hand electronic junk. Contact ushered in the band's recorded popularity and a national tour was quickly organized. Several tracks on Contact feature bass lines provided by Simeon's banjo playing, but it is the clever use of the lead oscillator and new-found intensity of the lyrics that sets Contact apart from its predecessor. Such was the level of Simeon's growing electronic proficiency that the intro to the album's opening track, "You And I" more than successfully recreates the sound of an airplane taking off. Silver Apples all but disappeared from the musical firmament when Kapp folded in 1970, only to re-emerge in January 1997 to perform before a celeb-packed audience at the Knitting Factory. Again, the critics were unanimous. As the MC waxed poetic during an introduction to the Silver Apples concert in San Francisco, 1968: "You are about to have probably the most unusual musical experience of your life. The music will enter areas of your mind never before opened until now. At times it may be hard to understand, but if you let the music penetrate, you'll dig it."
SKY SAXON - In Praise of Our Father
SLEEPY JOHN - (S/T) Monster psychedelic hard-rock and proto-prog sounds from the Northwest, 1970 -- never released at the time. Ultra-raw basement sound with devastating guitars and fantastic Hammond organ all around, sometimes sounding like a heavier version of Hunger. First unearthed by the great Rockadelic label in the '90s, Guerssen Records presents a new edition of this killer album. Remastered sound with a new cover design and an insert with photos and liner notes.
SNAKEGRINDER - ..And The Shredded Field Mice Every burgh in the '70s that had a steady supply of weed and electricity provided a birthing ground for bands influenced by the likes of Jerry Garcia and Lowell George, and the Delaware area was no different. What was different was that in 1977 Snakegrinder made a record of their finest 'homegrown' attempts, for the local admirers, and then quietly slithered away. Worldwide recognition would take another generation or so. Since then, the album has garnered accolades from the Acid Archives crowd and so we felt the time was right to give the group's efforts a proper (and properly licensed from the band) presentation, with an 'old-style' heavy gatefold sleeve containing pics, gig posters, song lyrics and liner notes by producer and long-time fan Gregor Alligator." 100% licensed mastertape reissue. 180 gram vinyl in a tip-on gatefold jacket, featuring gig posters and full lyrics.
THE SOUND OF FEELING - Spleen (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Interesting and weird early '70s US album from a group who were not afraid to experiment with sound. Assorted male/female vocal harmony techniques are employed to stunning effect, while instruments include saxes, cellos and Moog synthesizers. Covers of songs by Paul Simon and Donovan as well as some intriguing originals all go to make this an eclectic and exceptional experience. Same label as 50 Foot Hose.....
RICHARD SOUTAR - Episodes
SOURDELINE - Jeanne D'Ayme Gatefold LP version. This is the second and last album by French folk-prog band Sourdeline from 1977. And, though Jeanne d'Aymé is the lesser-known of both of their albums, it is for those at Guerssen their definitive work, a truly major discovery waiting for you who are not yet in the know. This is the first-ever deluxe reissue of this record with remastered sound. Includes a fantastic insert with unseen photos and liner notes by Gerald Van Waes, as well as Sourdeline's story written by the band's leader Jean-Pierre Danielsen. Far-out French psych/prog/trad folk heavily in the Pentangle vein, with male/female vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, sitar, tabla, flute, mandolin, violin, etc.
SOURDELINE - La Reine Blanche Gatefold LP version. Formed in 1972 in Northern France, Sourdeline has remained a hidden treasure for decades. With a strong Pentangle influence in their works, they released a couple of astounding albums during the next few years, acquiring a wonderful baroque folk sound based on some traditional French folk songs in addition to many originals, with the use of a large number of traditional instruments. Their first disc La Reine Blanche is from 1976 and is considered a classic of continental European '70s folk -- certainly an album that will please anyone into folk-prog. This is the first-ever, deluxe reissue of this record and it has been completely remastered. Includes a fantastic 4-page insert with unseen photos and liners.
SOUTHWEST F.O.B. Smell of Incense- "Southwest F.O.B. was a groovy, harmony-laced Dallas, Texas combo that owed as much to the Association as it did to the trippy new sounds of the Strawberry Alarm Clock and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Shining a multi-hued spotlight on the heavenly harmonies of Dan Seals and John Colley (soon to become the chart-topping duo of England Dan & John Ford Coley), Southwest F.O.B.'s only album, Smell of Incense, also laid on plenty of Country Joe-like Farfisa. This hefty exact replica of the original 1968 Hip Records LP will immediately transport you to a ballroom full of sweet smoke with kaleidoscopic patterns flashing on the wall, free apples at the door and people swaying everywhere to totally irresistible rock 'n' roll. Next stop, Nirvana!"
THE SPEAKERS - En El Maravilloso Mundo De Ingeson Limited edition of 500; 180 gram vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with 12-page insert. What they have produced in 1968 was a musical statement and a piece of art...going in the same direction as early Mothers Of Invention but with a sweeter musical touch of band like Kissing Spell / Embrujo to it. This masterpiece is loaded with psychedelic ideas, stoned effects, backwards loops, fuzz guitar, Latin beat's, great vocals and amazing lyrics. A psychedelic masterpiece and one of the best albums from Latin Americana.
SPECTRUM - Geracao Bendita "If you like Modulo 1000 you'll love this one. Maybe the best Psych album ever released in Brazil with heavy guitar sounds, beautiful vocals and well-crafted songs. A hippy soundtrack starring the band itself. The album assembles twelve songs with lyrics in Portuguese and some in English, most of them speaking about peace, love, freedom, nature and other themes and meaningful values of that time. Accentuated with plenty of fuzz guitars and vocals in a 'Beatles-style', the record was hailed as a world-class production and the talents of the group above the national standard of that time."
SPEED, GLUE & SHINKI - Eve This is a bluesy, psychedelic album, with Chen's Hendrix-style guitar playing firmly underpinned by Smith's insistent percussion style modeled on the style and technique of his idol, Ginger Baker. Speed, Glue & Shinki were important first and foremost as pioneers of the Japanese psychedelic rock scene.
ALEXANDER SPENCE - Oar "The haunted genius of Alexander 'Skip' Spence's Oar returns at long last to its original format: the LP. Sundazed is ecstatic to be able to reissue Spence's cult classic on 180 gram vinyl -- with original track listing, liner notes, and photos intact. Spence -- a founding member of seminal San Fran skullbenders Moby Grape -- cut his only solo work in Nashville immediately after being released from New York's Bellevue Hospital late in 1968. Unavailable on the collector's market these days at any price, Oar vanished without a trace when first released in 1969. Frequently compared to the likes of Syd Barrett and Nick Drake, Spence's visionary work walks the tightrope between reality and delusion, and remains a national treasure."
PIPPO SPERA - A Buen Puerto "A summertime record, if ever there was one! Lilting melodies, including a shimmering cover of Eduardo Mateo's 'Mejor me voy,' infused with an undercurrent of bossa nova and the drowsy, faded memory of sun-drenched islands. All of this melodic loveliness is made ever-so-groovy in an Afro-Cuban sort of way thanks to a mighty contribution from world famous percussionist Jorge Trasante, Totem drummer Roberto Galletti, and Limonada drummer José Luis Sosa.
STACK - Above All Definitive reissue of this wild and heavy psychedelic hard-rock album from California, 1969, released in tiny quantities at the time. Ultra-loud guitars (think Blue Cheer or late '60s Who), melodic vocals and a thundering rhythm section. Features newly-remastered sound and features the original artwork and an insert with extensive liner notes by genre expert Clark Faville and lots of rare pictures/memorabilia. Includes a bonus track taken from a previously-unreleased acetate.
STONE CIRCUS - (ST) Exact repro 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing; originally released in 1969. "This superb blend of psych-pop and experimental acid rock originally appeared on the legendary Mainstream label in 1969. Recorded by a bunch of Canadian musicians who had just moved to New York City, it received no airplay or promotional support and was soon deleted, but has gone on to become one of the most sought-after major label LPs of the period. Enjoyable from start to finish, it's a treat for all fans of melodic psychedelia."
THE STANDELLS - Dirty Water
THE STANDELLS - TRY IT
STEVE ELLIS & THE STARFIRES - Songbook
STEPSON - The Lost Tapes 1972 - 1974 "Long sought after and unreleased recordings from this raunchy '70s hard rock band whose 1974 debut album on ABC is highly sought after. A smashing collection of memorable tracks featuring hot growling guitar from Joey Newman and the awesome vocals of Jeff Hawks. Also with Bruce Hauser (bass) and Len Fagan (drums), ex-members of the group Touch, whose 1969 album is another hot commodity."
STONED AGE MAN - Joseph
SUB - Sub In Concert "Underground at its very best, recorded in the summer of 1970, and released in 1971 as a small edition (Help ZSLH 55023), so that the original LP is today traded at approximately 1,000 euros. The tapes were recorded very accurately in the well-known Munich Union-Studios by five top musicians and have been preserved undamaged to this day. Why the title Sub in Concert for a studio LP? The reason is quite simple: applause was added to the first track in order to create a live atmosphere. Highlight of the record is probably the rather intoxicating 'Match I.' The other songs, however, are convincing as well, e. g. the long 'Sub Theme I (Sub in Concert),' and the tranquil 'Sub Theme II (Money Maker).' It's one of the best LPs of this series. The new vinyl edition is limited to 1,000 copies, has been numbered individually, and contains two bonus tracks as well as a four-page color insert in LP size."
SUGAR CREEK - Please Tell A Friend This superb blend of psychedelia, rural rock and acid-tinged folk was recorded in New York in 1969. Creek contained two future solo hit-makers, Jonathan Edwards and Joe Dolce, but their album failed to connect with the public, despite containing blistering cuts such as "A Million Years," "Memory Tree" and "Night Flash." Nonetheless, it has gone on to develop a significant cult reputation and sells for ever-growing sums on the collectors' market.
SUN DIAL - Reflecter "First time vinyl reissue from the masters of this classic 1992 psych album, now long out of print. This was the band's second album release, but was in fact their third album after Return Journey (which wasn't issued until 1994) that went top five in the UK Indie charts at the time. Comes complete with a poster insert."
SUNDENFALL II - (S/T) A mixture of folk and jazz, influenced by Jethro Tull. While their predecessors, Sündenfall, exclusively dedicated themselves to jazz, the group included folk after a change in line-up and band name (following the example of Amon Duul II). The LP re-issue is a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies and comes with a four-page color insert in LP size, including a detailed band history in German and in English language, many band photographs, and information about the Trefiton label etc."
SWEET MARIE - 1
SWEET MARIE - Stuck In Paradise
SWEETWATER - (S/T) (RI/Sealed) Their great 1968 debut introduced Sweetwater's unusual blend of jazz, folk, rock, blues and classical influences, with an atypical, guitar-free line-up of keyboards, bass, cello, flute and percussion backing Nancy Nevins soaring vocals. The bands signature adaptation of 'Motherless Child' leads off, followed by 'Here We Go Again; For Petes Sake; Come Take a Walk; Whats Wrong; In a Rainbow; My Crystal Spider; Rondeau; Two Worlds; Through an Old Storybook', and 'Why Oh Why'. Highlights include the awesome mind bending fuzz of "My Crystal Spider" and the dreamy baroque psych of "In a Rainbow" which both feature the bands trademark male/female vocal harmonies as well as strings, flute, electric guitar etc. .A West Coast psychedelic essential, produced (some would say over-produced) by the legendary Dave Hassinger!
TANGERINE ZOO - (S/T) (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Exact 180 gram reissue of 1968 debut album from this band from Rhode Island who sound like a more psych version of the MC5 or SRC . Featuring swirling organ work and trippy fuzz guitar this is a classic US '60s psychedelic rock release worthy of reissue. $
TEE-SET - EMOTION In the mid sixties beat groups got quite popular in the Netherlands. The Motions, Golden Earrings, Outsiders and Q65 manifested themselves in the footsteps of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Pretty Things. In 1966 a new top band entered the scene, this time from Delft. After the hit singles Early In The Morning and Believe What You Say, songs written by Shocking Blue-guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, in November 1968 the Tee-Set went into the GTB studio to record an album with all new songs. Stimulated by Harry Knipschild, manager Theo Kuppens and singer Peter Tetteroo, with a voice reminiscent of Stevie Winwood, decided to build Dave Van Ronks Don't Leave Me Here into the party song Don't You Leave. The reactions to the album were phenomenal. The trendy Hitweek wrote: "The Tee-Set album is, in one word, fantastic. With a sound that is solid like a brick house. This is the Nederlanger [Dutch LP] of the year! We do not get enthusiastic very fast, but this album is incredibly good. The Dutch Beat is on a roll." Don't You Leave became the Tee-Set's first top 10 hit. The album was also a great success. "We are currently selling around 500 units per day and we predict that many more will follow", the editor of Hitweek stated shortly after the release. Later, in December 1967, the magazine wrote that 40,000 copies had been sold. Total sales ended well above 50,000. Unique in that time: Emotion was also released in Italy. Tee-Set continued. Ma Belle Amie became a worldwide hit, and even landed in the U.S. Top 5. She Likes Weeds was a number one in the Netherlands. The fantastic first album Emotion has now been remastered from the original master tapes for the first time. It sounds better than ever and is available with the original artwork. Enjoy the breakthrough of the Tee-Set.
LES TEMPS HEUREUX - (ST) (Shadoks/Import) Numbered edition of 450 copies, heavy sleeve with textured & engraved artwork, 180 gram pressing. "Les Temps Heureux (The Happy Times) made only a tiny demo pressing in 1972, France, under the title En Ces Jours (In Those Days). Acid folk with poetry lyrics, loner vibes, psychedelic guitars, well-crafted songs, six of them in English, two in French. Four guys hanging out night after night to create their first album in a basement studio following their one and only ambition. This album is very special and became instantly one of the real musical surprises for us. It beats most UK albums of the same style. They must have had really happy times in those days, very creative times full of aspiration."
THIRD EYE - "Awakening" Numbered edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl; glossy gatefold sleeve with insert. Perhaps Third Eye is the best band from S.A. with the most innovative and complex music. Most music lovers would vote Freedoms Children as the biggest influence in S.A,. rock, but Third Eye will share at least half of that cake. In cooperation with Dawn Selby (Hammond organ) and her brother Ron (guitar), this project came to life again. They where based in Durban, a coastal city several hundred miles away from the recording and musical hub of Johannesburg and started playing in 1968. The first album Awakening came out in 1969 when the female organ player Dawn Selby was only 14 years old. Just imagine her age when you listen to the amazing organ and piano tracks. Awakening was released in 1969 followed by 2 more albums Searching and Brother just one year later in 1970. What a musical output in such a short time. The band and composer must have sat on a volcano where they just waited to burst their music out onto the rock universe. Awakening is the most complex album of the three, with great brass arrangements, piano, Hammond organ, fuzz-guitar and vocals full of soul. Musically going in the direction of bands such as Electric Flag, The Flock's Dinosaur Swamps, Chicago, The Nice and Al Cooper. Pure electric underground of the best sort."
THIRD EYE - "Brother" Numbered edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl; glossy sleeve with insert. "The album Brother followed the same year in 1970 after Searching. The music is closer to the album Awakening without the brass arrangements. More organ based compositions with beautiful vocals and guitars. We must mention here the amazing drumming and bass which holds the complete tracks together and drives them forwards. As a musical comparison we would mention again the bands from the US and UK underground, such as Electric Flag, Chicago and Keef Hartley Band. But we must say, if bands from South Africa were not banned in Europe and the USA at the time the albums by The Third Eye came out, they would have become as popular and even more as the mentioned bands from USA and UK. All three albums are killer albums and we would not want to miss one of them."
THIRD EYE - "Searching" Numbered edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl; glossy sleeve with insert. "The album Searching followed a year later after Awakening. Today originals of this album are rare as gold dust and, among two or three others, the most valuable collectors item from South Africa. Many collectors who have basically everything in their collection are missing this one. The music is heavier, the lyrics full of political statements, more psychedelic and a bigger step down into the musical underground. The 14-minute track 'Awakening' is really amazing, with tons of great organ parts and extra heavy fuzz-guitar."
THIRD RAIL- ID Music (RI/Sealed) Recorded in 1969, this excellent US '60s pop psych album features the 'Nuggets' featured "Run Run Run" and other songs by the song-writing skills of the Resnick brothers, later part of the Kasenatz Katz empire. Also includes a rather nifty version of the 'Wild In The Streets soundtrack classic' "Shape Of Things To Come" (also covered by Slade and Ramones) and the eerie pop psych of "No Return". $10.99
TIFFANY SHADE - (S/T) (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Reissue of rare harmonious popsike from 1968 by this band from Cleveland USA. Melodious in a similar vein to Yellow Balloon or Millenium, but with occasional trippy guitar touches the album comes in a classic period psych sleeve.Tracks include "Would You Take My Mind Out For A Walk", "An Older Man", "Sam", "Jaguar City Blues", "A Very Grand Love", "Come Softly To Me", "A Quiet Revolution" and more.
TRUTH “Of THEM and Other Tales” (MV001): One of the best examples of late 60s US psychedelia, in almost every collector’s top-twenty list. Truth was a post-Them (as in Van Morrison & Them) Irish-American outfit consisting of three members of the version of Them which had recorded the band’s two terrific Tower label LPs ("Now and Them" and "Time Out, Time In For Them"): Jim Armstrong, who according to Wikipedia was once voted third best guitarist in the world, Kenny McDowell and Ray Elliot, plus two Americans, Curtis Bachman (ex-Buckinghams) and Reno Smith (ex-Baby Huey). Truth's adventurous late sixties' sound is a bit hard to categorize, but it's all here: sitar, flute, exotic studio effects and (most important) great songwriting. As Patrick “the Lama” Lundborg has said: “ If this sounds a bit like vintage Grateful Dead then all the better, because there is a distinct similarity between the Dead of, say, ‘China cat sunflower,’ and the airy, good-natured guitar psych of Truth. Not much is said about the band's influences in the liner notes but if I were to define them in terms of a pin placed on a wall-map of the USA, the spot would be Highway 1 halfway between LA and the Bay Area. There is already a pin there, marked Stalk-Forrest Group, and apart from the Dead that's one band that Truth remind me of. Impressive credentials for sure, but Truth needn't be embarrassed in this company, because their music is faultless and at its best outright stunning.” These tracks from 1969-70 (14 tracks, 68 minutes in total) were unearthed in the early 1990s and were released on CD in 1995; eleven come from master tapes, while the other three come from the acetate from a studio session for a prospective Epic label deal that never came to fruition. The packaging is lavish, with in depth liner notes, including many photos and archival images, which tell the Them/Truth story as never before. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl double-LP package, heavy gatefold cover, extensive group history and photos. Previously unreleased on vinyl.
TWENTIETH CENTURY ZOO - Thunder On A Clear Day (picture disc). Classic late '60s US psych rarity reissued at last again by Radioactive.Great heavy acid psych with fuzz guitars and spaced effects all over the place. Tracks such as "Rainbow" and "It's All In My Head" are essential U.S. psych.
THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA - (S/T) Led by respected modern classical avant garde musician Joseph Byrd, cut a wide swath through the 1968 world of ock, just then comfortably settling into its backwoods dreams of country-rock to find the debut U.S.A. album howling like an infant terrible on its front doorstep. At the center of the U.S.A.'s fiercely experimental universe were the icy-cool vocals of the beautiful Dorothy Moskowitz, keeping this tumultuous sound from spinning out of control in every direction. Almost predictably, the U.S.A. disbanded before it could record a second album, but its brilliant, self-titled effort was certainly one for the ages." Housed in a manilla envelope-style outer jacket.
WARPIG - Warpig Super rare 1970 album by this Canadian band heavily influenced by Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Diverse psychedelic proto rock with ripping guitar and keyboard jams, long tracks spacey effects etc. Great album and very rare. If you love early '70's UK heavy rock this one's a must.
WE THE PEOPLE - Too Much Noise (Sundazed) LP "Garage fans agree: We The People's ragin', tough-as-nails punk tracks 'Mirror of Your Mind' and 'You Burn Me Up and Down' rate among the era's best. But believe it or not, this band was capable of even more. Along with the above two hammer-down classics, Too Much Noise collates everything, the seminal -- and surprisingly diverse -- Central Florida outfit cut for the Challenge label during the band's mid-'60s heyday, including the raga-rock fave 'In The Past' (covered by the Chocolate Watchband) and the tender folk-rock ballad '(You Are) The Color of Love.' Sourced from the original analog masters, here are We the People's three scarce and essential Challenge single sides plus material recorded for the label but unreleased at the time -- all of it in raw, skull-crushing fidelity on high-definition vinyl."
WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND - Part One (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Official reissue of the classic debut album. One of the Summer of Love's standout artefacts.This magnificent 1967 album mixes Eastern ragas with West Coast psychedelia to stunning effect. Includes "Shifting Sands", "Help I'm A Rock" and "Transparent Day" amongst others. Groovy to the max and back again. $13.99
WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND - Vol. 2 (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Reissue of the second official WCPAEB album, originally released in 1967. This includes the epic "Smell of Incense," "Suppose They Gave A War And No One Comes," and "Tracy Had A Hard Day Sunday." One of the psychedelic classics of the Summer of Love!
WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND - A Child's Guide To Good & Evil (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Long regarded as one of the more successfully experimental of the US sixties psych bands, this 1968 album by the WCPAEB goes a long way to proving that point, with some ambitious musical suites and weird pop psych excursions. Perhaps the bands best release. Great cover. New audiophile 180 gram virgin vinyl edition taken from the analogue master tapes.
WHISTLER, CHAUCER, DETROIT AND GREENHILL - Unwritten Works Of Geoffrey, Et. 180 gram exact repro of 1968 US psych album from Texas (you would believe West Coast) mixing some superb psychedelic compositions (Day Of Childhood, House Of Collection) with good folk/rock songs with solid fuzz guitar lines and West Coast inspired vocals. Each song has such an individual style and such unique songwriting is so hard to find these days. Impossible to find now as an original, so this is a very welcome and timely reissue.The band became Space Opera after they split.
WILKINSON TRI-CYCLE This obscure power trio is thought to have come from Boston, where they supported The Velvet Underground in 1969, the same year their sole LP appeared. An inspired blend of tough electric blues ("Leavin' Trunk," "Antique Locomotives"), commercial songs with distinctive hooks ("What Of I?," "Pourscha Poe") and more overtly acid-influenced material ("David's Rush," "Yellow Wall"), it's an overlooked psychedelic gem that deserves far wider recognition.
WIZARDS FROM KANSAS - (S/T) (RI/Sealed) Stunning West Coast sytled US '60s album from Kansas, which contains complex melodic vocal harmonies, soaring trippy guitar work and wonderful original songs. A dreamy, melodic sparkling gem of an album from start to finish. Along with Kak, HP Lovecraft and Tripsichord Music Box, this album is one of THE essential artifacts of the era!
ZIPPS - Kicks and Chicks Ever Stoned Finally, after years of waiting, one of the most important Dutch '60s psych bands get all of their singles compiled onto one disc! The zipps made some incredible 7" records and they are all here including, "Marie Juana" (the best dope song ever written), "Lotus Love", "Kicks And Chicks" and the bizarre "The Struggle For Ice-Cold Milk Of Benzi The Bassplayer Or How To Promote Original Dutch Milk". A unique style that mixed beat with all the bands own unique take on psychedelia.
(ALL LPs ARE EITHER SEALED OR NM UNLESS NOTED. MANY ARE LONG OUT OF PRINT)
A-CADS HUNGRY FOR LOVE (RI/THORNS) SEALED Great South African rock and roll band formed in Johannesburg in '65!! $24
THE ACTION - The Ultimate Action The Action were highly popular on the club circuit but despite a top producer and a string of excellent singles, they never managed to crack the charts. Their sound was someway between the soulful side of the Small Faces and the harmonies of the Beach Boys. A move more towards the style of the latter followed and some have said that this may have prevented the release of the album as it was more focused on the earlier soul style. Popular with anyone who likes the mod bands of the 1960s such as the Small Faces and the Creation. The Action captured the soul sound of Stax and Motown and made it available for the club audiences around the UK.
AIRBUS - Test Flight West Coast Consortium spinoff Airbus never played live or even released a record during their 1970-1972 lifespan, instead spending their entire subterranean existence holed up in their self-owned London studio, writing and performing innumerable high quality demos and then attempting to place those songs with major label acts. But, more by accident than design, they came to leave behind THE Great Lost Early '70s British Pop Album -- a jaw-dropping collision of superb songs, dazzling vocal harmonies, intelligent lyrics and hook-laden melodies. Here, then, is the strange, previously-untold story of a band that didn't leave so much as a footprint in the musical sands, but recorded a greater number of three-minute pop nuggets than almost all of their contemporaries. In a limited pressing of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl with detailed liner notes.
AMBROSE SLADE - Beginnings UK limited edition 12-track vinyl LP, the debut longplayer from Noddy, Dave, Jim and Don, better known as Slade - this recording dates from their pre-success period when they were a dynamite band struggling in Midlands clubs, delivering powerhouse versions of contemporary classics, including 'Knockin Nails Into My House' [Idle Race], 'Martha My Dear' (Beatles) and 'Journey To The Centre Of The Mind' (Amboy Dukes).
ART - Supernatural Fairy Tales A 'progressive' outfit Art later evolved into Spooky Tooth in October 1967 with the addition of Gary Wright. Their finest moment was What's That Sound, which was a rehash of Buffalo Springfield's superb For What It's Worth. It's now quite hard to obtain but was included on Island's You Can All Join In compilation. Their album is adventurous and quite unique British psychedelic rock. It's quite primitive in places, but utilises a wide range of instruments with plenty of sound effects and variety. Guy Stevens handled the production duties. It's well worth a spin.
THE BIRDS - (S/T) Nice compilation of all the 7" tracks by this legendary UK Freakbeat band, including the rare French-only 7" EP from 1966. A couple of unreleased studio tracks and alternate versions have been thrown in as a bonus! Featuring a very young Ronnie Wood this is classic UK psycht '60's Freakbeat !Housed in a killer period sleeve.
BLOSSOM TOES - Love Bomb - Live 1967-69 now available as a numbered limited edition of 1,000 3LP vinyl version. Blossom Toes are well established as one of the UK's best-loved '60s psych bands, and this 3LP set captures them at the height of their powers. Sides A, B, and C were recorded live in Stockholm's Filip Club on August 26th 1967, just after they'd completed their classic debut, We Are Ever So Clean. It finds the band poised between that album's cheery pop-psych and the dense, progressive psychedelia of its follow-up, 1969's If Only For A Moment. Previously available only as an incomplete bootleg, it is mastered from original tapes supplied by the engineer who recorded it, Anders Lind. The D-side kicks off with two rare tracks from 1967 radio sessions and the remaining two sides boast rare recordings made at 1969's Amougies and Bilzen festivals -- the latter boasting a guest appearance from none other than Frank Zappa. The 3LP set is housed in a deluxe triple gatefold sleeve with rare photos and an introduction from the band's leader, Brian Godding, making it essential for all fans of British psychedelia. 180 gram virgin vinyl in an all-analog audiophile pressing.
"BULLDOG BREED- MADE IN ENGLAND (Acme) (RI) (LTD 700 press) (w/ rare bonus 7") (1969) (RI) (SEALED) One of the best late '60s psych albums! Members of PLEASE, NEON PEARL and the FLIES
CWT - The Hundredweight "This is the only album of this English hard progressive rock band. It was released in 1973 only in Germany by the legendary Kuckuck label and produced by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Oldham. A must have for all early '70s heavy progressive fans. Limited edition, deluxe 180 gram vinyl, exact reproduction of the original first pressing."
CREATION - We Are Paintermen Vinyl reissue of the debut 1967 album with full colour jacket from this UK mod/freakbeat band. Tracks include "Cool Jerk", "Making Time", "Through My Eyes", "Biff Bang Pow", "Painter Man" and more. Limited
JASON CREST - Collected Works Of.... LP. (Acme - ADLP1027) Official reissue of virtually all of the singles and all the lost album by this classic late '60s UK psych band who made the chilling "Black Mass" and dreamy "Turquoise Tandem Cycle" singles. Possibly the last remaining classic UK '60s psych album to be unearthed, full of Mellotrons, phasing, backwards guitar etc. With insert!
THE DAVE DAVANI FOUR - Fused! LP (Import) "Wah Wah is proud to announce the vinyl reissue of one of the best Hammond organ fueled LPs from the Swingin' London years! The talented organist Dave Davani and his group were a regular act at top clubs like the Flamingo or the Ricky Tick, sharing the spotlight with other top British names such as Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, Graham Bond Organization, Artwoods, Georgie Fame or even U.S. heavyweights as Jimmy McGriff. The superb Fused! LP, originally released by Parlophone in 1965, is a killer sample of what Davani and company delivered in the sweaty smokey nightclubs of London that year. First class Hammond-powered mod jazz and R&B, deeply rooted in the sounds of the fab Jimmy McGriff, 'Big' John Patton, Brother Jack McDuff, and Jimmy Smith soul jazz albums imported from the U.S. at the time. From the top opening track, an organ-ized version of the classic Miles Davis 'Milestones,' to the last groove of the record, this one will please everybody into swingin' soul jazz sounds. Reissued on vinyl format for the first time, you have a chance to grab yourself a copy of this goodie at a reasonable price -- but only for a while, since it has been licensed for a 1000 copies run and albums as good as this one do not last long on the shop's shelves. Get it now before it's too late! An exact repro of the original Parlophone LP upgraded with cool liner notes written for the occasion by today's Hammond maestro, Nick Rossi."
DEEP FEELING - Pretty Colours Formed from the ashes of beat band The Hellions in 1966, the short-lived Deep Feeling was one of the most adventurous bands of their time. Featuring Jim Capaldi (Traffic), Poli Palmer (Family), Luther Grosvenor (Mott The Hoople), Gordon Jackson and Dave Meredith, they wowed London audiences with their audacious brand of exotic proto-psychedelia, even backing Jimi Hendrix at his first UK gig. Tragically, however, Capaldi departed to form Traffic during the sessions for their debut (produced by former Yardbirds and Rolling Stones manager Giorgio Gomelsky), and the tapes were shelved -- until now. Including demos made by Palmer and Jackson in 1967, and a song featuring Blossom Toes. Accompanied by detailed liner notes and rare photographs. Pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl and housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve
NICK DRAKE - Bryter Layter From 1970 comes the troubled troubadour's second album that's much more upbeat than his debut. Beautiful, pastoral bed-sit melodies borrowing from traditional folk and augmented by John Cale, Richard Thompson and Dave Pegg amongst others. Fully packaged in original sleeve with plastic cover and on 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing.
NICK DRAKE - Five Leaves Left LP. (Simply Vinyl - SVLP 163) Simply Vinyl reissue of nick drake's 1969 debut album, from one of the UK's most loved and missed singer songwriter. Exquisite orchestrated songs filled with lyrical whimsy and a overlying sense of sadness. With support from Richard Thompson amongst others, this reissue comes fully remastered and with extended packaging.
NICK DRAKE - Pink Moon LP (Simply Vinyl - SVLP172) Nick's final album appeared in 1972. Melancholic and melodic musings - here performed totally solo with an acoustic guitar. A beautiful album perfect for late nights.If you can't sleep!This 180g Virgin Vinyl comes complete with original sleeve artwork and housed in a PVC sleeve.
JULIE DRISCOLL & BRIAN AUGER - LONDON 1964-1967 (VIRGIN VINYL/180 GRAM) (2004 UK issue Italian pressed limited edition 12-track LP pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, containing interesting early recordings from the former Yardbirds fan club organizer! This is Julie Driscoll before and during her collaboration with the short-lived Steampacket, featuring some fine workouts combining blues, soul & jazz with solid musical muscle provided by Brian Auger, Clem Cattini, Micky Waller,Vic Briggs and more, presented in sealed & stickered picture sleeve)
THE EYES - ARRIVAL OF THE EYES (Import) "Brand new killer re-mastered edition of this legendary '60s UK freakbeat/mod band album. Featuring all their rare as hell singles complete with b-sides plus many demos, alternative versions and several tracks previously unissued on vinyl before now! Comes with insert booklet featuring rare photos and new sleeve notes by EYES leader and founder Barry Allchin. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on 180 gram vinyl."
FACTORY - "Path through the forest": label description: “Sixties UK freakbeat legends get a new legit re-release of their complete available recordings and Guerssen is the proud new home for them. A cult freakbeat and psychedelic group, well-known for such all-time classics as ‘Path through the forest’ and ‘Try a little sunshine,’ Factory released only a couple of 45s (both of them obscenely rare, rarely showing up anywhere). Here we get the four tracks appearing on these 45s, plus a couple tracks taken from acetates (killer covers of Family’s “Second generation woman” and Fairport Convention’s ‘Mr. Lacey’), as well as a new mix of ‘Path through the forest’ that includes the original psychedelic effects that were supposed to make it to the actual release, but were dropped out by the MGM label supervisor. "
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - Liege & Lief "The fourth album from the Fairport Convention, originally released in 197 , is considered by many to be the paramount of British folk-rock. After three solid albums of folk-rock that only hinted at their British roots, Liege & Lief is the first Fairport record to fully and completely embrace their home country. They roll through no less than four traditional British folk songs including an incredible reading of 'Tam Lin' along with quality originals that pay tribute to and expand on their rich tradition. This is the last Fairport Convention record to feature core members Sandy Denny and Ashley Hutchings, and though it is decidedly British, it is an absolute classic of electric folk-rock of any variety." 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve.
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - Unhalfbricking Deluxe 180 gram reissue. "Unhalfbricking, originally released in 1969, was a transitional album for Fairport Convention, as vocalist (and American folk-rock enthusiast) Ian Matthews left midway through the recording. As a result, the band looked further into their own country's folk traditions for influence, as their decidedly British style was cemented by the addition of Dave Swarbrick's fiddle. This is not to say that Unhalfbricking is a weak album. On the contrary, it is a stone cold classic and includes some of the band's finest material including their take on Dylan's 'Percy's Song,' the traditional 'A Sailor's Life,' and one of Sandy Denny's finest compositions in 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes?'"
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - What We Did On Our Holidays "The second Fairport Convention album, originally released in 1969, is the first to feature the beautifully haunting vocals of the legendary Sandy Denny. What We Did On Our Holidays contains some of the Fairport Convention's finest moments, including Denny's own 'Fotheringay,' Richard Thompson's 'Meet Me On The Ledge,' and their stunning take on Bob Dylan's 'I'll Keep It With Mine.' This LP finds the Fairport Convention moving away from the California folk-rock of their debut album towards a more British approach to similar material. It is also the last full LP to feature Ian Matthews on vocals." 180 gram vinyl.
FAMILY DOGG - A Way of Life Family Dogg was formed by British musicians Steve Rowland and Albert Hammond, and this their debut featured a session group that amazingly enough included Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Jimmy Page. Originally released in 1969, Family Dogg is best remembered for their hit “A Way of Life” which reached the Top 10 on the British charts. Now repressed on 180g vinyl with 3 bonus tracks.
FOTHERINGAY - Essen 1970 Fotheringay was the legendary English folk group around singer Sandy Denny who died a long time ago. She had become well-known with the groups Strawbs and Fairport Convention and was elected best British singer several times. At the end of 1969, she founded Fotheringay together with four friends. They could immediately sign a contract with the Island label. On Friday, 23rd October 1970, they had a gig at the third Essen Pop & Blues festival in the Gruga Hall. The concert was then recorded semi-professionally by the host. Now, the tapes have been elaborately re-mastered by Fotheringay guitarist Jerry Donahue who got the most out of the sound that was technically possible. The complete concert is released on LP.
THE GHOST - When You're Dead - One Second "The Ghost LP is one of the most fabulous UK psych/prog albums. This Birmingham band featured guitarist Paul Eastment, previously in The Velvett Fogg. The album, originally released back in 1970 on the Gemini label in the UK and in 1971 on Exit/Ekipo records in Spain, is one step ahead psychedelia entering the realm of prog music, yet retaining an atmospheric mind expanding feel through it all. Loads of Hammond organ swirls, pyrotechnical guitar licks, beautiful acoustic guitar parts, and above it all, killer vocal arrangements, with the special attraction of Shirley Kent's beautiful tone (Shirley would later move on to record the Fresh Out LP as Virginia Tree). Top quality remastered sound, an impressing addition to your psych prog collection! Vinyl reissue, limited to 700 copies."
GILES GILES & FRIPP - The Brondesburg Road Tapes (1968) "Important document of the origins of King Crimson -- the historic, lost 'heavy sequel' to The Cheerful Insanity of.... Unbelievably pristine 'bedroom' recordings from 1968 by Robert Fripp's group with the Giles Brothers. Also features King Crimson founding member Ian McDonald, along with Fairport Convention's pre-Sandy Denny vocalist, Judy Dyble. Intricate like King Crimson, with a wicked pop sensibility -- if Crimson was the butterfly, GG&F were the caterpillar.
GROUNDHOGS - BLUES OBITUARY "Originally released in 1969 on Imperial, Blues Obituary is a landmark of Britain's blues-rock movement. Blues Obituary finds the Groundhogs beginning to stretch beyond traditional blues forms, as demonstrated on the seven-minute epic 'Light Was The Day.' Beyond its memorable cover art, Blues Obituary marks the Groundhogs' first effort as a power trio, the format in which the band would do its most acclaimed and popular work. Led by master guitarist/singer/songwriter Tony McPhee, the Groundhogs formed in the mid-'60s, borrowing their name from a John Lee Hooker song. Prior to launching their recording career, the Groundhogs developed a reputation as a powerful live act, and backed such visiting American blues greats as Champion Jack Dupree and Hooker himself."
GROUNDHOGS - Scratching the Surface "The raw, rootsy Scratching The Surface ranks among the finest albums to emerge from the British blues-rock boom, matching Tony McPhee's memorable original tunes with a blistering reworking of the Muddy Waters classic 'Still A Fool.' The album features the Groundhogs' original recording lineup of McPhee, bassist Peter Cruickshank, drummer Ken Pustelnik and harp player Steve Rye. Out of print for decades and never before reissued domestically, this cult classic has been meticulously restored, using Sundazed's usual exacting standards; pressed on high-quality audiophile vinyl, and features original cover art." Originally released on World Pacific in 1968.
GUN - (S/T) (RI/Ltd.) This UK heavy progressive rock band featured the Gurvitz brothers. A bit like a more progressive Cream with killer guitar work and a vibe that draws on acid rock style workouts whilst suffusing the whole with a sense of exploration. Features the hit single "Race With The Devil" (later covered by Black Oak Arkansas and Girlschool, and featuring one of THE killer riffs of all time) as well as the 11 minute freakout "Take Off", great playing throughout with a heavy acid rock feel. File next to May Blitz....
HAWKWIND - 180 gram gatefold LP. "Their 1970 debut album (originally released on Liberty Records and produced with former Pretty Things guitarist Dick Taylor) perfectly introduces what was going to be a long and peculiar journey. A galactic blues-rock sound rightfully compared to Pink Floyd's early work. Hippie rock grooves and interplanetary guitar rides, echoed vocals and nonstop instrumental voyages. This is where it all began: (as original ads for the album proclaimed) 'Hawkwind Is Space Rock.'"
HIGH TIDE - Sea Shanties The first and probably best known High Tide album, originally recorded in 1969 and issued on Liberty. A brilliant UK progressive psych band that grew from the ashes of the Misunderstood (Tony Hill played guitar), High Tide packed a lysergic punch full of heavy psychedelia powered by a guitar, bass, violin and drums line-up that pushed right to the limit of the sonic spectrum. The band included future Hawkwind member Simon House on violin!!
INCREDIBLE STRING BAND - Incredible String Band Amazing debut 1966 album (in the US cover) from the original ISB trio (Williamson, Heron and Palmer). All the usual harmonies, exotic instrumentation and proto-psychedelic flashes are in evidence although with a more minimalist feel than in later releases. Classic early beat-folk from a band that did much to pave way for the UK late 60s/early 70s folk-rock scene. Includes the magical 'October Song' and the surreal 'Smoke Shovelling Song'.
INCREDIBLE STRING BAND - 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion. Second album from British psych-folk outfit (now just the duo of Mike Heron and Robin Williamson) dating from 1967. Altogether more trippy than the debut, this album explores mind expanding and surreal Eastern and Arabic influences and features one of the classic psychedelic sleeves of all time! (by The Fool) One of the essential acid albums of the '60's including "Chinese White",the epic acid parable "The Mad Hatters' Song" the dark "My Name Is Death" and ten other gems. Essential for fans of UK psych and folk alike!
INCREDIBLE STRING BAND - Hangman's Beautiful Daughter Indispensable third ISB album dating from 1968 with an enormous wealth of instruments and ideas on offer. With the addition of several new members and Joe Boyd at the production helm, this album defined the INCREDIBLE STRING BAND as one of the most important psych-folk acts of the 60s. Includes ""Witches Hat", "The Water Song" and eight more. Surreal, whimsical, bewitching, magical and mythic. Put this on your turntable and jump in.
JARDINE - Look In the Window... "Jardine's album was recorded in three glorious weeks in June 1969, at Sounds Aquarian Studios, a stone's throw from that justifiably famous fashion hub, Carnaby Street. The sessions were fun. Polydor was supposed to release the album. Musicians dropped in to say 'hello' and ended up on the record (uncredited) -- among them Peter Frampton, Andrew 'Andy' Bown (Herd and Status Quo), and Brian Appleyard (drummer from East of Eden). Singer Mickey Cox had been in Robert Plant's pre-Led Zeppelin group The Band of Joy -- it was Cox, in fact, who became their singer when Plant left the band. But suddenly, thanks to band management problems, the LP was shelved. Keith Law, who had written all of the songs, joined Velvett Fogg for their only album, and Jardine was forgotten. Now, forty years later, you can be among the first to discover the brooding excellence of these tracks, music both strange and sinister, with moments of fragile beauty. There are some very pretty songs here (haunting melodies abound), but there is no escaping the dark side of life ('Masochists of Strangulation,' 'Execution of the Child,' and monumental dirge 'Blackbirds of Jardine,' which tells of self-same birds, and the fact that they will 'destroy you, and leave you pain, pain, pain'), songs perhaps more akin to the band Comus than to anything else we have encountered from the psychedelic era. There are also heavy guitar solos, churning organ, flute and flowing sitar, for good measure. A 16-page booklet includes a band history lyrics, and comments on the songs by Keith Law. A lost jewel of late-1960s UK psychedelia, from a short-lived but charismatic band!"
JULY - (S/T) Guerssen Records is proud to release on vinyl nothing less than an essential album to anyone with a minimum interest in psychedelic music. This very rare 1968 UK album, originally released on the Major Minor label, features essential psych classics such as "Dandelion Seeds" and "My Clown." This is the definitive vinyl reissue of this beauty, pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a high-quality carton cover with old-style backflaps and a fantastic 4-page insert with photos and extensive liner notes by UK psych authority David Wells. Also included is a full-color reproduction of the rare-as-hell original promo poster.
JUST OTHERS - Amalgam One of the rarest UK folk artifacts gets a deserved vinyl reissue at last. Amalgam was privately-pressed in 1974 and sells for over $1,500 in auctions, it's that rare. But it's also a fantastic acoustic album, contemplative, odd and outside -- a highly recommended disc for any folk and folk-rock fan. Housed in a high-quality carton cover and pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with an unbeatable remastered sound quality. Includes an insert with photos, liners and lyrics.
THE LOOT - Singles A's & B's 180 gram vinyl version of the The loot's material. Troggs' drummer Ronnie Bonds produced their first single: "She's a winner". Although the band failed to have commercial impact they recorded a number of strong tracks for Page One Records that, probably due to the strong competition at the time, failed to achieve more than moderate success. Their songs have been included on many compilations but this is the first time their complete mid 60's output has been gathered.It is also rumoured that Caleb Quaye plays on some of this material.
DUNCAN MACKAY - Chimera "Chimera is Duncan MacKay's first album. It is considered to be a milestone in keyboard driven '70s progressive rock music. Chimera was originally released on the South African Vertigo label in early 1974. Original copies are very sought after by collectors and are among the rarest and most expensive ones of the Vertigo Swirl/Spaceship label worldwide. After this album, Duncan MacKay moved to the UK and became famous for his participation in Baker Gurvitz Army, Colosseum ll, Cockney Rebel, Camel, Budgie, Alan Parsons Project and even the first 3 Kate Bush albums." Gatefold, 180 gram vinyl.
CECIL McCARTNEY - OM "Reissue of sadly underrated 1968 UK psych-folk rarity. Mixing in melodic psych folk with experimental feel throughout. This album has been neglected for far too long! And yes, he is related! Limited edition 300 copies only."
MIGHTY BABY - Live In The Attic SEALED 180 GRAM VINYL 2LP- are firmly established as one of the best-loved underground bands in British rock history. Combining elements of blues, folk, jazz and psychedelia, their unique brand of experimental rock and roll is brilliantly captured on these rare recordings, finally given an official release here. Three tracks were captured live at a gig supporting US legends Love in March 1970, while the remainder were taped soon afterwards at London’s Olympic Studios. Finding the band midway between the blazing psychedelia of their self-titled November 1969 debut and the mellower sounds of their October 1971 swan song A Jug Of Love, the set comes complete with sleevenotes, rare photographs and an introduction from their bassist, Michael Evans, making it simply essential for all fans of the band.
NEON PEARL - 1967 Recordings (UK Import/Acme) "Previously unissued 1967 garage psych featuring Peter Dunton who later formed Please and T2. Killer tracks throughout and a great testimony to this short lived band that also featuring Bernie Jinks (later of T2/Bulldog Breed)." 2001 release.
ONE WAY TICKET - Time Is Right LP (Import/ltd. 500) "Behind this obscure and mysterious British late-'60s psych record we find the team of producers Brian Carroll and Damon Lyon-Shaw, famous for their involvement with mod-psych bands like Factory and Five Day Rain. During the late '60s, they also recorded some tracks of their own at the legendary IBC studios and produced a bunch of underground groups for their Homegrown company. Basically, instead of a real group, One Way Ticket was in fact a mixture of various recordings from bands that Carroll and Lyon-Shaw had been involved with producing through Homegrown during 1968, along with some recordings of their own. For some strange reason, all of these recordings surfaced many years later, when they were gathered and released as a budget pressing album, featuring a mysterious cover art and made-up liner notes & credits, under the One Way Ticket name on the President label in 1978. Musically, it's an odd album which ranges from late-'60s underground psych in the Chocolate Soup vein to freaky blues-psych not unlike Oliver's 'Standing Stone' with some glam-mod-psych and rockin' tunes. It even features three tracks also covered by the legendary Five Day Rain on their rare album." Reissued with original artwork and remastered sound, insert with lyrics and 500 copies only.
PINK FAIRIES - Kings Of Oblivion (RI/Sealed) The Fairies' third album from mid '70s and what a stormer! Larry Wallis' guitar is all over this, as the band decide to concentrate on a heads down no-nonsense speed blasted assault and create a stoned punk classic with "City Kids" and "Raceway" .... Where's Wally ?
DUFFY POWER - Innovations (RI/Get Back~Import) (NM) Legendary mid 60s publishing demos with heavyweight backing musicians which were first released in 1971 (Includes the likes of John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox..)
THE PRETTY THINGS - (Same) "With sneers on their mugs and hair down to here -- and a punkier sound than even the Rolling Stones could produce -- the Pretty Things were the British Invasion outfit that made parents of teenagers think maybe Mick Jagger and the boys weren't so bad after all! Led by the raucous vocals of Phil May and the stinging lead guitar of Dick Taylor, the Pretty Things' first American album was stuffed with powerful workouts like 'Rosalyn,' 'Honey I Need' and 'Don't Bring Me Down' and ranks right up there with anything the Kinks, the Who and the Stones had to offer. From the absolute original mono masters!"
PRETTY THINGS - S.F. Sorrow (RI/Sealed) Classic psychedelic rock opera which tells the sad tale of Mr. Sorrow from birth to death combining trippy lyrical imagery with trippy sounds and imagination. Mind frying acid guitar work, superb songs loaded with harmony, sitars, exotic tripped-out mind excursions and everything 1967 could offer of this classic album .
SAMURAI - (S/T) Authors of one self-titled album dated 1971 SAMURAI were a British band risen from the still smoldering ashes of Web (just after the release of their third and best LP). The tracks found here represent the best of what British jazz rock has to offer - a sort of King Crimson meets Bloodwin Pig. Notable also for their excellent instrumentals, thanks in part to the help of sax men Don Fay and Tony Roberts. Dale Lawson would soon go on to form Greenslade with Dave Greenslade of Colosseum. A true rarity and indispensable collectors item!
SHIDE & ACORN - Under The Tree Re-issue of super rare private pressing from early '70s UK. Very similar to the Incredible String Band, with excellent songs, druggy folky arrangements and eccentric lyrical content. Surprisingly good!
SKID ROW (Gary Moore) - 34 Hours LP (RI) (GTFLD) Second album from this early Gary Moore outfit that was released by CBS in 1971 and was a far more hard rockin' affair than the debut album. Gary had starting experimenting with the wah wah pedal and highlights on the album like ' Night of the Warm Witch & 'First Thing in the Morning' display his talents perfectly.
SMOKE (UK) - It's Smoke Time More than any other band, this act epitomized the groove of Swinging London. Their sound fell somewhere between mod and the Beatles -- their instrumental attack was somewhat Who/Small Faces-like, and delighted in cheerful vocals,infectious harmonies and melodies. Only slightly popular on their home turf, and unknown in the U.S., their biggest success was in Germany. This, their only album, was issued in Germany in 1967,(now housed in an exact repro laminated sleeve) and is one of the most cheerful records ever made, though not at all wimpy. "My Friend Jack," with its crushing reverb feedback, was a big hit in Germany and on its way to becoming a hit in the U.K. when it was banned by British radio for supposed drug references!
SOFT MACHINE - The Soft Machine Gatefold 180 gram reissue, licensed to Universal. "The Soft Machine deftly combine '60s psych-pop, jazz, and rock into a unique sound that stands up to repeated listenings more than most music today. The instrumentals are awesome -- interplay between organ, drums, bass and vocals make for intricate rockers with priceless moments. Wyatt's lispy voice is off-putting at first, but endearing on more listens, aided by his clever and often witty lyrics. Songs like 'A Certain Kind,' 'Save Yourself,' 'Lullabye Letter,' and 'Why Are We Sleeping' are great '60s psych-pop, with good hooks, but still original sounding.
SOFT MACHINE - Volume 2 Vinyl pressing of the 2nd Soft's album. During the time between their first and second albums, soft machine toured with The Jimi Hendrix Experience and even briefly employed future Police guitarist Andy Summers as a replacement for Daevid Allen. Bassist and songwriter Kevin Ayers left the band and was replaced by Hugh Hopper, a move that put to rest the psychedelic pop era of Soft Machine: from here on out, the band would be heavily influenced by jazz. Volume Two is as much a transitional release for Soft Machine as their debut album, as it represents the band at a period just before they developed their mature style.
SOFT SHOE - "For those alone": label description: “Incredibly rare folk- prog record from the United Kingdom. Mellow sounds, nice vocals and good arrangements, it's a pity that this record that had only a very limited private release. Said that, we can easily say that this title ranges among the best obscure electric folk- prog records coming from the UK in those years.Even the artwork can easily concur as one of the most beautiful of this genre. Recommended. Limited to 400 copies only, coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums, and great remastered sound.”
SORROWS - TAKE A HEART (PRT/IMPORT) (SEALED) Beautiful vinyl copy of this UK 60's beat album w/bonus tracks....
SPRIGUNS - Revel Weird And Wild (Import/UK Acme) This limited edition vinyl of 500 copies comes complete with a reproduction of the lyric insert..This 1976 debut by Spriguns (previously known as Spriguns of Tolgus) found the band adopt a Fairport-like electric folk-rock sound, capped by Mandy Morton's silky velvet vocals. Electric violin and electric guitars evoke misty ancient moorlands and create a suitable backing for Mandy's beautiful voice A superb and often overlooked major label folk rock classic, now available at regular price! Recommended!
SPRIGUNS - Time Will Pass (Import/UK Acme) From the masters first time official UK reissue of her classic 1977 mega rare Decca album! The limited edition vinyl reissue of 500 copies only has been cut via DMM technology for superb sound and the album contains a facsimile reproduction of the rare insert. This is one superb UK folk rock album that until now has been only available via bootlegs or expensive Japanese imports. Recommended!
LORD SUTCH - LORD SUTCH & HIS HEAVY FRIENDS Originally released on Cotillion in 1970. "Screaming Lord Sutch stalked the mid-'60s London club scene with the fervor of a New Testament prophet and the urgency of Jack the Ripper. Tracking this album's savage material with heroes like Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Jeff Beck, bassist Noel Redding, and keyboard session-ace Nicky Hopkins, His Lordship's debut disc is mightily presented here in all of its pounding glory from the absolute original analog masters."
T2 - 1970 Reissue of the follow-up to their It'll All Work Out In Boomland LP. "Featuring the original line-up of Dunton/Cross and Jinks with blistering lead guitar, mellotrons, flutes, lengthy heavy/melodic tracks. For fans of classic well crafted UK progressive music we think this must rank as one of the most important archival releases in this genre."
T2 - It'll All Work Out In Boomland 40th anniversary edition with insert; on white vinyl. "The rise of power trio T2 in 1970 was rapid: important open-air festivals; headlining residencies at the Marquee Club; appearances at virtually every major venue in London. Then their debut album was released; they seemed poised for a breakthrough. As the band recalled, they were playing the Marquee club with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix hanging out backstage, which was all to the good. But people were coming forward saying, 'we can't find your album anywhere.' In short order, the band fell apart. Still, their sole Decca album has become well established as an all-time classic amongst progressive and psychedelic music collectors -- even the techno and DJ crowds. The fact that it has done so without hype is a testament to the innate quality of the music. The album is packed with melodic acoustic passages and frenzied fuzz guitar workouts, not to mention acid-trip induced lyrical and musical content."
THEIL, BOB - SO FAR (+ 7") Reissue of one of UK's best kept secrets of the last 30 years. A delicate blend of acid-folk-rock with dark tinges and an epic feel with floydian guitar leads. Features Jimmy Litherland (ex Colosseum/ Jade etc..) and Mark Brezicki( now with Procol Harum).This release comes in a gatefold cover, with a newly designed artwork & also includes an exact replica of the rare 5 track EP. Directly licensed by Bob Theil.
THREE MAN ARMY - 3 The third album from three man army, the band based around the riffmongous talents of Paul and Adrian Gurvitz, also of Baker Gurvitz Army and the original Gun, and one of whom had a particularly dodgy Top 10 hit in the 80s, but let's gloss over that bit!! This album is cited as an influence by Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu and Julian Cope among others, and it's not hard to see why- a mixture of differing moods of rock, but always powered by the swirling, heavy riff. Sensational remastered sound quality!
TIME WASTERS - TIME WASTERS Canterbury style UK fragile folk with psych leanings. UK album recorded by a group of students at the Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre. The name of the band was actually a joke based on newspaper advertisements for musicians to join bands, which would sometimes end with "No time wasters"! So Greg Holt, the band's founder, called them "Time Wasters Only" and the generic name for any of the musicians in the group became "Time Wasters". Musically ranging from fragile and melodic folk with Bluesy moments and even soul-jazz vibes, encompased in a psych-folk-rock with Canterbury signature. A lost album in the brink of a new era, echoing sounds of British progressive and psych-folk. Fully licensed reissue limited to 500 copies only.
TOMORROW COME SOMEDAY (Import/Acme) "For the first time ever, here's an official reissue of Peter Howell/John Ferdinando's soundtrack of the film Tomorrow Come Someday from 1970. Like Alice, only a handful of copies were made back then, and this is now a £1000-plus mega bucks item. From the musicians who made the legendary Agincourt and Ithaca albums, here is the second album that this duo made. The short film was given a limited release at the time, and the folk flavor throughout the soundtrack feature male and female vocals. This superb reissue has come from the original master tapes, directly transferred by Peter Howell himself from the original machine that recorded the album! A strictly limited edition of 500 copies only on deluxe DMM vinyl, shrinkwrapped and stickered."
"VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - Aerosol Grey Machine Exact reissue of the US version of the debut '60s album by this much loved UK progressive band. This is way more psychedelic than their later material and comes in a beautiful swirly sleeve. Keyboards and fuzz guitar dominate throughout perfectly complimenting Peter Hammill's weird lyrics. Sits neatly alongside Caravan's first album. NB: Includes the track "Necromancer" not available on the Euro issue.
""THE VILLAGE THING - The Sun Also Rises LP (Import/Wah Wah) Lovely sought-after 1970 British acid folk rarity reissued in 1999 from the Village Thing label master tapes of their only album of all original songs. The Sun Also Rises were a mystical, magical hippie female and male folk duo, Graham and Anne Hemingway from Cardiff, playing guitars, dulcimer, glockenspiel, vibes, bells, kazoo, percussion, and other instruments, joined by label-mate John Turner on string bass. VERY much in the creative style and delivery of the Incredible String Band, with many similarities to Dr. Strangely Strange, COB, Comus, Forest and Tir Na Nog. Songs of wizards, dragons, death, love, dreams and suicide; tripped-out, spellbinding, esoteric folk collages. "Through the mirror on the floor lies the secret of the door...Beyond is fantasy though it could be reality...". Bonus rare non-LP track, "Fafnir & The Knights". Will come as a wonderful surprise for lovers of the Incredible String Band and their ilk, there were few bands that were able to stray into this much loved world of fantasy and folk music.
MISC. 60s/70s BEAT~GARAGE~PSYCH COMPILATIONS
(ALL LPs ARE EITHER SEALED OR NM UNLESS NOTED. MANY ARE LONG OUT OF PRINT.)
ELECTRIC HOLYLAND (Various)" 12 cuts from some of the rarest and most fuzz-drenched Jesus Rock obscurities from the 1960s and '70s. Artists are: The New Folk, Barrie Hobbie, Johann Black & Sweet Destiny, First Revelation, Wild Olive Branch Band, Earthen Vessel, Shekina Glory, The Jesus Band, The Ark, Children Of The Lamb, Renacimiento, Paul Clark and The Four Corner Gospel Experience. It's a limited (500 copies) press, all hand-numbered, of some of the rarest, most obscure & most fuzz-drenched Jesus Rock from the 1960s & '70s. There's 12 cuts from 12 different bands, all authorized, restored & re-mastered. The cover is an eye-popping throwback to the best of the '60s Fillmore posters and leaves no doubt about the nature of the music."
LAND OF 1000 DANCES (60'S FINLAND) (LTD./IMPORT)
VARIOUS "FORGE YOUR OWN CHAINS" Subtitled: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads And Dirges 1968-1974. 2LP version. "Deluxe gatefold jacket containing extensive and detailed liner notes and annotation by Egon, rare photos and other ephemera." Artists: Top Drawer, Sensational Saints, East Of Underground, D. R. Hooker, Shin Jung Hyun & The Men feat. Jang Hyun, T. Zchiew & The Johnny, The Strangers, Damon, Ellison, Morly Grey, Shadrack Chameleon, Ofege, Ana Y Jaime, Kourosh Yaghmaei, Baby Grandmothers.
MUZIEK EXPRESS - Op Art LIMITED EDITION 500 COPIES! 2XLP 180 gram vinyl. 32 tracks DeLuxe Gatefold Cover 350 gram. Polybag White. DMM cutting. Sealed. 'Muziek Expres' started out in 1965 as Dutch music magazine gaining them a reputation as THE music mag of the mid 60's in Holland. Trying to be on top of all wild developments that took place during those days the magazine started a label called 'Op-Art' later to evolve into 'Yep' were they released some 15 singles between 1965 and 1967 by the then new and upcoming Dutch 'Beat' bands such as OUTSIDERS, BINTANGS, GROUP 1850, ZIPPS, etc.. On this double LP Pseudonym have collected all tracks ever recorded for and released on the 'Op-Art/'Yep' labels including 2 unreleased versions by THE BUMBLE BEES, later to be released in 'cleaned' versions on Philips. LP's are housed in stunning gatefold sleeve, the inside of which shows all the fantasties sleeves of the singles involved. A one of kind beauty of release! You will see!
VARIOUS - PSYCH. STATES: 1 ALABAMA (2LP) DOUBLE VINYL. Compiled here are some great undiscovered bands from the USA 60's that excisted in the state of ALABAMA, like K-OTICS, THIS SIDE UP, CHANGING TYMES, JERKS, MAD LADS, STOLEN CHILDREN, RITES OF SPRING, DEDICATIONS, SEEDS OF TIME, OMEN & THE LUV, DAYS OF THE WEEK, LOSDT CHORDS, ILLUSIONS, VERSATILES, TORRIES, etc. Lots of unseen photos and unheard stories of the bands. Comes in nice laminated gatefold sleeve, with tons of info pictures and different cover artwork then the CD version. (Clearspot/Gearfab Europe)
EL SONIDO DE TUPAC AMARU - "With this compilation, El Sonido de Tupac Amaru, and accompanying bonus 7' E.P., Masstropicas presents the next installment in their quest to bring you the very finest in Peruvian cumbia. El Sonido de Tupac Amaru starts with the slow coastal pulse of Grupo Naranja, while the Amazonian sound of Iquitos Los Silvers' 'Sueno Amazonico' has a smooth and soothing groove that will aurally transport you down the Amazon River in a canoe. Seven out of the ten tracks here feature vocals, such as the legendary voices of Chacal, Pancho Lema, Martin Lopez, and Claudio Moran. The three instrumentals featured here are sure to please fans of previous guitar-driven compilations. First comes Pucallpa's Septima Region; their song 'De la Selva Con Furor' starts off with some nasty drumming before drawing you into a psychedelic guitar sprawl that makes you wonder, 'Why weren't these guys ever compiled before?' This compilation also includes a special four song E.P. with the voice of 'El patron de la cumbia,' Carlos Ramirez Centeno. The first, a Destellos song, was written by the great Tito Caycho and includes the guitar work of the late Enrique Delgado. Released for the first time on vinyl in the U.S., Carlos Ramirez's own group, Grupo Centeno, appears with his first 45 hit, 'Rico Vacilon.' Limited to a one-time pressing of 500 copies (hand-numbered), this release also comes with a full-color 11' x 22' fold-out with rare photos, scans, and other info taken from interviews with band members. It also comes with a full-color sleeve to accompany the Centeno E.P."