60s/70s GARAGE/PSYCH-POP/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.
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"...
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- Dance Of The Lemmings (Tanze Der Lemmings) (2 LPs) Third album by the German cosmic voyagers. This continues their previous well-documented journeys into the world of psychedelic space-rock, and is one of their best and maddest albums. Germany's answer to Jefferson Airplane/Hawkwind. A double album, this release captures the band in all it's glory.
AMOND DUUL II - Phallus Dei Recorded in 1969 and one of the most astonishing debut albums ever made was this offering from the German masters. Experimental space rock driven by barrages of percussion, duelling violins, lashings of acidic guitar and the bass of future Hawkwind man Dave Anderson. Kraut rock which was often imitated but rarely bettered.
AMON DUUL II - Yeti Released in 1970 as a mammoth double album of improvisational (and inspirational) space rock, this was perhaps the German's psych scene's finest hour. You could find influences here of Hawkwind, Pink Floyd and Can, but who is being influenced by whom? "Vorsprung Durch Tripnik" as they may well have said if they had been able to. Stunning and incomparable.
MICHAEL ANGELO - (S/T) "500 vinyl pressing of the ultra rare LP from 1977. Near 4 figures as an original, here is a choice reissue with 1 bonus track added. Color glossy cover as the original. Dreamy, folkie psychedelia...moments of madness that are so hard to capture on recordings, yet the artist accomplished that with this LP. The vinyl was recorded from the artist's personal archives and sounds very nice."
AORTA - (RI/Sealed) Stunning acid rock album from 1969, recorded by this band from Chicago who made two albums. Featuring some phenomenally trippy guitar and keyboard interplay with some lush orchestration, backward effects etc. this is truly a lost psychedelic classic. Exact official reissue in a gatefold sleeve.
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."
ARMANDO PIAZZA “Suàn” (MV002): singer-songwriter Armando Piazza from Naples was joined by renowned US guitarist Shawn Phillips on bass, acoustic and electric guitar for this rarity, originally released on the obscure Black Beautiful Butterfly label in 1972; since it was sold only at concerts and by mail, it was difficult to find even then. And what a pity! Acid-psychedelic ballads in English, with bursts of fuzz guitar and excellent use of electric instruments as well as abundant acoustic guitar (the good people at Missing Vinyl say that the fuzz bass on ‘The House on the Hill’ will blow your mind and… speakers away)! This is an album considered to be one of the best, and is certainly one of the rarest European psychedelic albums, with original mint condition copies going nowadays for 1,000+ Euro. A heavy, yet subtle record, folky, with oddly inflected vocals and deliciously crunchy guitar. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, in a deluxe double gatefold cover that is a replica of the complex original jacket.
ART BOYS COLLECTION - Stoned Wall "Truly rare Austrian psych-rock with a unique flavor that crosses folk, prog and freak beat sounds with even a Beatles-esque sound, great vocal harmonies and a heavy dose of psychedelic vibes. Limited release of 400 copies on black vinyl." Gatefold sleeve.
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.
AUTOSALVAGE - (S/T) (1968) (Sealed) LP reissue of the sole album by this great late '60's US psychedelic band who made this one album in 1968. Quirky fuzz guitars, odd lyrics and multi-layered harmonies create a strange brew that leans towards a West Coast sound rather than hinting at the bands East Coast origins. Classic '60's psych cover art.
DAVID AXELROD - Song Of Innocence (180 GRAM/LTD) In 1968 arranger david axelrod composed and arranged this suite having worked with The Electric Prunes on "Mass in F Minor" and "Release Of An Oath". This album is similar to those and is based upon the writings of William Blake. Entirely instrumental, with trippy electric guitar, and lashings of orchestration. A gem of an album..... Vinyl is exact reissue with glorious psych sleeve.. $13.99
DAVID AXELROD - Heavy Axe Later release originally issued on Fantasy, containing some superb laid back, jazzy, funky music with Mr. Axelrod's distinctive orchestral/brass arrangements to the fore. The feel is similar to the kind of music associated with "Starsky and Hutch". Regarded as one of the man's finest works and a superb late night chill out album...
DAVID AXELROD - Songs of Experience Exact repro including gatefold, originally released on Capitol Records in 1969. One of Axelrod's best and most loved LPs, including classic front and back cover artwork, featuring a shirtless Axelrod as brooding genius ominously overlooking sultry blonde goddess. Musically the album contains some of Axelrod's best trademark complex and moody studio arrangements, this time around based on the poems of William Blake.
DAVID AXELROD - Earth Rot (RI/Ltd/Sealed) Odd 1970 album by Mr. Axelrod. A concept piece about the human rape of the earth's environment. Mixing his earlier style with flutes, orchestra's, brass, and choir's in an easy listening style... why not chill out in your polyester '60s leisuresuit and contemplate the destruction of the environment.
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.
BEAUREGARDE - Beauregarde In the year 1970 the Portland based wrestler beauregarde was at the height of his career. In that year he entered the studio accompanied by a very young guitarist GREG SAGE (later punk rock legend and WIPERS frontman). All material was written by Beauregarde and the music features Hendrix-influenced guitar solos over rock rhythms and steady drum beats. With the help of Beauregarde and Greg Sage the master tapes were remastered. A landmark in Portland's musical history and now.
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.
BIG BROTHER FEATURING ERNIE JOSEPH - Confusion Nothing to do with the Holding Company, this is an exceptional album of trippy rock and heavy acid sounds. The original 1970 album now sells for megabucks and this release also contains a previously unreleased bonus track. All taken from the master tapes too with thick 180 gram vinyl and orig silver and black sleeve!
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.
BLAST FURNACE - (S/T) (1971) (Longhair/Import/Ltd. Press) Great eponymous album (originally released 1971) from this obscure band based in Denmark. This is one of the best Danish albums, now for the first time released on LP from the original master tape, remastered in super-bit-mapping sound quality. Brilliant song writing in the tradition of The Beatles, Jethro Tull and Pretty Things (during their fertile period from 1968-1970). They played superb hard-progressive rock with real strong guitar flashes, wild vocals and razor-sharp instrumental breaks balanced between electric guitar, Hammond organ and flute. The lineup later joined Culpepper's Orchard. Same tracklisting and bonus as the CD version.
THE BLIZZARDS - I´m Your Guy, originally released 1966 in Germany on Fontana. Maybe THE German garage beat legend. This is a great exact reissue on Fontana.
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."
BLUE MOUNTAIN EAGLE - (S/T) 1970 country tinged acid rock album by the American band that evolved out of The New Buffalo Springfield. The record still displays all the hallmarks of the Buffalo Springfield sound (there is some great fuzzy guitar work with melodic backing vocal harmonies) and in places the album even anticipates some Crazy Horse material! blue mountain eagle were designed to be a country-rock supergroup and deserved to be much bigger, as this great record easily demonstrates.
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'."
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.
BOREALIS - Sons of the Sea Reissue from 2001, briefly restocked. "Mega rare Canadian psych 72. Only a few hundred made way back when and rarer than Bent Wind! This is a legitimate 500 copy press, lavish beautiful color cover and information insert. From Paul Bradbury's master tapes, so the sound is top notch. Cuts like the great ballad 'In the End' to the psychy 'Higher' with fuzz guitar freakouts, plus 'The Politician'. The band even ventures into some blues rock with 'Business'. 10 cuts in all by this great four piece band. Rated as a 4 star rarity by all of the ratings books, this is a monster whose time has come to be heard."
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."
HOPKINS BRADLEY - Nothing Hides Better Than (Void) "Legendary folk psych duo recorded a very rare private LP back in 1973. Originals go for big bucks. Every song is well written and played. All originals including title song. 700 pressing from master tapes on black vinyl, including lyric sheet. The original had just a blank white cover. Here we have a glossy cool color cover approved by the band. This is somewhat like a more folky Stone Harbour in its basement sound and eclectic vibes. Even has a Lennon-McCartney feel if they did acid folk loner vibes. We picked this for our 50th release because I love the music here. Highly regarded by all collectors who have heard it." Includes lyric sheet.
BRAINBOX - BRAINBOX Limited 500 copies. REMASTERED IN THE 24-BIT DOMAIN FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES . "Without any exaggeration Brainbox may be called the sensation of 1969! The extremely carefully choosen combination of the group is responsible for that. This all links up with the prevailing tendency to combine the talents, which are spread over certain pop-groups, to one strong formation. The group has only been formed some months ago, but in those months it clearly appeared, that Brainbox can create music on a level, which is higher than most groups ever reach. This long-play recording will add inexpressible strength to the above mentioned. The versatility of titles, the original interpretation and the exceedingly progressive attitude of each individual member makes this record an awe-inspiring document in the pop-culture of today."
BRAIN SOUND - An Attempt to Record Coincidence (LTD 500) Pictured in all its tantalizing, eye-popping glory in Hans Pokora's 1001 Record Collector Dreams, this hellishly-rare Austrian avant garde LP from 1972 is nothing short of astonishing. There are no instruments, but rather varying configurations of solo, duo and ensemble vocal improvisations, presumably informed by the aforementioned (and nearly impenetrable) code (or "charts"). Although this might be seen as part of an interesting continuum, this unique and prescient music will stun even the most astute followers of outsider art. Describe it, you say? Sweet Jesus! "Shape note singing for acidheads," perhaps? From an avant-classical perspective, one might mention late-'60s Penderecki as a possible reference point (along with Ligeti, or perhaps even Nono). In improvised music, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble's larger workshop groups similarly feature masses of vocal sounds; comparisons with Alan Watts' This Is It are as plausible as they are inevitable. Ultimately, though, nothing will quite prepare you for this LP. In fact, when an original copy landed at Nero's Neptune headquarters, one notorious "outsider" label chief/collector extraordinaire's peni-meter became so perilously engorged, that he nearly burst with envy, casting ridiculous offers of rare wax and unmentionable "favors" Nero's Neptune's way while begging to let him take over. In other words, it is strongly recommended that you purchase this limited reissue while you can, while securing appropriate spiritual condiments for the trip. After all, you CAN be anyone this time around. Strictly limited edition of 500 copies only. Packaged in high-gloss, tip-on sleeves, and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
BUBBLE PUPPY - A Gathering of promises LP (RI/Sundzed) "In 1969, Texas acid-psych warlords the Bubble Puppy burst onto the U.S. Top 20 with 'Hot Smoke and Sasafrass,' the slashing, frenzied 2:33 freakout that kicks off the band's brain-bending debut, A Gathering of Promises. Signed to Houston's legendary International Artists imprint, the foursome were label mates of such hallowed acts as the 13th Floor Elevators and the Red Krayola. But A Gathering of Promises, the group's sole International Artists album, stands out from the rest of the roster with its rich vocal harmonies and heavier, Cream/Hendrix/Who sound. Descended from Corpus Christi garage kings the Bad Seeds, the Bubble Puppy's tripped-out calling card was its combination of soaring, fuzz-drenched guitars, frantic drumming, stop-on-a-dime arrangements, and tight, graceful harmonies. The Bubble Puppy may have been a one-hit wonder (and what a hit!) but after a trip through the manic 'Lonely,' the cryptically twisting 'I've Got to Reach You,' and the majestic, guitar-searing 'Hurry Sundown,' any psych fan will be left scratching their head and wondering why -- if they still have a head to scratch, that is."
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".
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.'"
CARDBOARD VILLAGE "Sea Change" - The Void label's 40th release is a vinyl reissue of this U.S. private press album from 1971. Male/female folk trio with great vocals from David Clark and Chris Poole, backed by guitars, flute, piano, cello, congas etc. As an original this is one of the rarest U.S. folk releases. Comes in color glossy cover, and groovy lyric insert as per the
CARDEILHAC - (S/T) Little known 1971 release from a Swiss band, this mixes progressive and heavier rock styles to produce a very interesting album with some excellent guitar and keyboard interplay over a really excellent vocalist. At last this album is receiving the attention it deserves.
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.
PETRUS CASTRUS - Mestre LP (Import/Guerssen/Ltd. 500) "We're very, very pleased to introduce you to this wonderful album, after more than 2 years working on it! One of the top Portuguese '70s rock names, Petrus Castrus is surely better known for his Ascençao e Queda second album, reissued in Korea on CD a few years ago. But for most of the lucky people who could listen to both albums, the 1973 debut Mestre is the best one. Very highly rated (among the ones who know it!) in the progressive rock scene, this is so rare in original, very few people have it even in Portugal. The album consists on 11 tracks featuring Portuguese lyrics, effective drumming and strong use of keys, though never falling into the symphonic field, this might be a blend of progressive rock and slight psych tinges. Remastered sound from mastertapes and with the original gatefold cover, this is a welcome and long awaited release sure to fill lots of prog collection gaps! 500 copies only!"
CATHERINE'S HORSE - Garage Blues from Connecticut "They're not lying about the Garage Blues here – as the record has a very raw, earthy feel – not really blues, but the same sort of offbeat, tripped-out take on the genre's influence that was coming out of the East Village in the late 60s! There's plenty of vamping in the rhythms, but the guitar is often a lot more complicated, laidback, and at times, there's definitely a Velvet Underground influence – particularly in the Loaded years, given the low drone on the vocals. Titles include "Think Twice", "Sun Going Down", "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", "Can't Keep From Cryin", "One More Mile", and a cover of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". (Limited to 500 copies. Includes a nice insert, too!)
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!
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....
CHRISTOPHER - What'cha Gonna Do? 2011 repress, originally reissued 2005. "Deluxe LP reissue of one of the absolute rarest American psychedelic LPs of the '60s -- and one of the best. Every song is of the highest quality (all originals too), with an accessible sound that suggests the band could have had more widespread success, had they ever made it out of their native South Carolina. The album was originally pressed in 1969 to use as a demo, but you'd never know it based on the overall quality of the production; the music demands your attention: well-crafted trippy lysergic lyrics about plastic capsules (and more), flanged vocals (among other effects), fine vocal harmonies, extended jamming, and a transcendent quality well expressed by the gutsy and creative guitar work. When you've got blistering acid rock mixed with acid blues, with a couple of thoughtful melodic songs for good measure, you've got a recipe for something special. Had Christopher been a major label release it would be a staple in every record collection. 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 1960s Project 3-label style gatefold jacket, which is in a loose-fitting plastic sleeve. Top of the line pressing all the way."
CIRCUS - S/T Circus had everything to become the first Dutch super band, along the lines of a.o. Cream and Blind Faith. In January 1968 guitarist and composer Frank Nuyens and drummer/lyricist Jay Baar rose from the ashes of Q65. Herman Brood (Cuby + B) would play piano and Henk Smitskamp (Motions) was approached as bassist/singer. Smitskamp however, chose for After Tea and Brood just did not show up. Mark Klein (James Mean) joined as keyboardist, Frank Verhoef became the bassist/singer. With them, Nuyens and Baar made the first recordings. Later they went into the studio with producer Hans van Hemert, for the complex basis of Mother Motha's Sundance. Although the focus was on instrumental pieces, Circus planned to use a different singer for each song. Hans van Hemert did the "guide-vocal" of Voluntary Peacemaker and Wim Bieler put his teeth in Fairy Tales Of Truth, a long drawn out song full of psychedelia. Circus' groundbreaking sound was attracting serious interest from Apple Records, the label of The Beatles. But their recording career never went beyond a test pressing of the single Medusa - recently found in the archives of Hitweek. Since Q65 had split up, but was contractually obliged to deliver one more album, a number of Circus songs landed on the last Q65 LP, Revival. Four decades later Circus presents the original rough working versions, different and sometimes longer than what appeared on Revival. Justice at last, for a band that existed only for a short period, but that made a big impression by their productivity and - above all - creativity.
CLAP - Have You Reached Yet? Cursed by birth, too late for the garage scene and too early for the punk revolution were the band from Manhattan Beach California known as clap. Whilst it would have been easy and cool in the early '70's to turn up the amps and blast out "Aimless Lady" "Iron Man" or some variation thereof Clap followed a different muse, fully embracing the snot and swagger of Exile Era Stones with amateur enthusiasm. Ten originals of chicks, attitude and chicks with attitudes. On the other side of the continent messrs Johansen and Thunders caught a whiff of the same scent but managed to garb the brass ring. Want an original copy ? The few that survived are all in Belgium now, held by bearded men asking for "serious offers only".
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."
CLUSTER - '71 "Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius aka Cluster released this, their first album after Conrad Schnitzler (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream) left the group originally known as Kluster, in 1971. On the outer edge of German space rock, Cluster '71 stands as a testament to minimalist 'cosmische' music. The three untitled tracks are exploratory, ever-changing pieces which focus on guitar distortion and synthesizer wails. This album deserves the many accolades it's been given, and holds up as an early landmark in the history of beatless ambience."
CLUSTER - 2 "Originally released in 1972, this is the second album by legendary German ambient pioneers Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Moebius and Roedelius essentially create ambient electronic soundscapes that ebb and flow, droning on in a suspended world of anti-gravity where machine has conquered man." Utilizing primitive synthesizer whirls, hypnotic guitar/bass patterns, etc. The 12-minute "Im Suden" is especially masterful.
COMMON PEOPLE - 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing. Originally released in 1969. Well-loved major label psych LP with somewhat of a split personality. The sound varies between a unique brooding downer vibe with Axelrod-like string arrangements, and a more typical West Coast garage-psych trip.
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.
CONJERTI, MORREALE & DIBLEY - Earth Free "Originally a U.S. private release from 1973. Very rare and tremendous acid electric folk rockers with terrific harmonies and haunting lyrics. You can feel the '60s still alive in their overall sound. This is one of the tops in this genre and should be owned by every card-carrying member of 'private collectors club.' Songs 'Water To Wine," "Race To The Sun" and the title track, plus many more rule! Lyrics on back of LP. Exact cover has been reproduced."
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."
CORPORATION - (S/T) Exact repro reissue, originally released in 1969. Bluesy fuzz rock from Milwaukee, featuring a near-20 minute cover of John Coltrane's "India" taking up all of side two.
CRASH COFFIN - (S/T) "Crash Coffin's eponymous album was originally released privately in 1974 on the Mus-I-Col label. It is very rare and sought after by early '70s US psychedelic collectors worldwide. Not unjustly so, since it contains one of the best psychedelic songs ever recorded ('God Loves the Loser') and a couple of other great moody psych tracks. It contains 2 unreleased bonus tracks from the same period. Limited edition of 500, deluxe 180g vinyl, heavy original cover and insert with group history. Insert also contains a sketch of what the original cover was supposed to become -- if it were not for lack of funds -- that led to an original release with plain white covers -- half of them carrying Crash Coffin's signature."
CROMAGNON - Cave Rock "Originally released in 1969, Cromagnon's Cave Rock strings together a patchwork of untamed sounds and mental images which perfectly articulate the boundary-breaking psychedelic revolution that was occurring at the time -- musically and socially. Widely heralded as the best freak-out record of all time, Cromagnon's Cave Rock is a captivating experience that engages the listener. The album surpassed even the most out there psychedelia of its day, predicting what would soon become the disjointed aural landscapes of Faust and the violent scuzz of Throbbing Gristle. Vivid elements of Cromagnon's influence continues to shine in the lysergic rhythms of the Sun City Girls, Nurse With Wound, Ghost, and Animal Collective." Includes insert with the first documented history of Cromagnon.
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!
DAVID EXPLOSION - A BRIGHT TO~MORROW "Reissue of classic early '70s psych/progressive album with the style of Sgt Pepper, The Doors with hammond, mellotron, and killer leads. Strict limited edition 300 copies."
STEPHEN DAVID - Heitkotter Reissue of this legendary super-rare private press. A three-piece band plays sprawling, inept baked blues led by a mysterious mental patient. Housed in an ultra heavy cardboard sleeve on 180 gram vinyl, with an insert of insightful and speculative liner notes -- the most information you'll ever find about this mythic record. Truly one of the great outsider creations ever spawned under a full moon. "The circumstances behind Heitkotter are obscure and confusing: all that is known for certain is that Steve Heitkotter recorded the LP sometime before 1971, when he and his reluctant brother Bill took unsolicited promotional copies to eight local FM station in California's San Joaquin Valley. Whoever else may have participated is a mystery: Steven had spent the mid '60s drumming for Fresno garage mainstays the Road Runners, so he had some connections left, but the time after the Runners had reportedly brought him to psychotropic drugs and mental instability, and his family doubts that he was on good terms with enough musicians even to organize a drag jam of 'messed up desert loner westcoast churning and meandering, like a Magic Band gig falling apart' (Paul Major). The LP's murky sound and symbiotically disintegrating musicianship do seem to suggest that the session was cut live to four track, but Bill Heikotter swears that Steve was a loner at the time, alienated from his former bandmates, and that he recorded the album entirely by himself. That makes the amnesia of the musicians, who intermittently forget how to play their instruments, all the more curious, as Steve himself was a good guitarist and quasi-professional drummer, though the influence of drugs, fatigue, or apathy seems plausible enough."
DAY BLINDNESS - (S/T) LP (180 gram vinyl/RI/Sealed) Super rare 1969 San Francisco heavy psych album with keyboards, ripping fuzz guitar etc. Similar to The Savage Resurrection with flashes of the Doors and Iron Butterfly. There are some nice long acid jams here.
DEBRIS - Static Disposal LP Repressing of this 2002 reissue. "Anopheles Records is proud to announce a high quality, deluxe, tip-on style heavy jacket sleeve edition of this 1976 acid-punk classic from Oklahoma for 2008, with an additional two-sided insert unique to this edition, pressed on black vinyl for the first time since the original pressing in 1976. LP reissue (the first non-clear vinyl pressing we've released since we started doing the Anopheles label in 1991) of this December 1975 recorded, Oklahoma outer limits psych-noise proto-punk extravaganza, which has gone on to inspire the likes of the Screamers and Nurse With Wound. This edition features the complete April, 1976 self-released LP, taken from the original master tapes, with original artwork, and a previously unreleased (and amazing!) November 1975 practice take of the Stooges' 'Real Cool Time' (an earlier, radically different recording to the CD version, which is still available).
DECEMBER'S CHILDREN (ST) (Mainstream/180 gram) LP Exact repro reissue of this LP, originally issued on Mainstream in 1969, colored vinyl edition. More than decent singer-songwriter psych, with male and female vocal harmonies, featuring members Craig and Bruce Balzer, who later went on to join Cleveland band, Circus. Rootsy and rife with bluesy funk at times, with plenty of guitar riffage to burn and some hearty CSNY moments.
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'."
DEVIL'S ANVIL - Hard Rock From The Middle East (1967) (RI/Sealed) Official reissue of this great US Middle Eastern psych LP on which Felix Pappalardi (later of Mountain) and members of The Deep/Freak Scene jam with a band of Arabian musicians. Originally released in 1967 this is an interesting blend of styles and sounds similar to John Berberian and the more Middle Eastern aspects of the US Kaleidoscope.
THE DEVIL'S KITCHEN - (S/T) The first ever release by Devil's Kitchen, perhaps the best of the greatly talented but 'forgotten' bands from the legendary San Francisco psychedelic scene of the late 1960s. Devil's Kitchen played all the major venues in the Bay Area and Los Angeles during this time period, opening for and playing frequently with many very well-known bands, including The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Allman Brothers, Big Brother And The Holding Company with Janis, The Charlatans and many, many others. The band spurned a recording contract offer from Mercury Records in 1968, displeased with the lack of creative control offered them by the label. Consequently, they never released any recordings. There are eight original unreleased tracks on this album and all were taken from the original master tapes that were recorded in 1969 at the Family Dog Ballroom On The Great Highway in San Francisco and the Sierra Sound Recording Studio in Berkeley. The music has a great and unmistakable late 60s acid-drenched West Coast guitar-driven blues-psych sound with snaky electric slide and roaring fuzz guitar throughout. The discovery of these master tapes and this subsequent release of Devil's Kitchen's first full length album, more than forty years after the recordings were made, is an exciting find for the collectors of obscure 60's psychedelia. How a great band like this remained under the radar and unreleased for all these years is mystifying. Limited pressing of 1000 hand-numbered copies. Includes a reproduction of Family Dog handbill from March, 1970, featuring Big Brother & The Holding Company, Kaleidoscope and Devil's Kitchen. Welcome again to the great San Francisco sound of the late 1960s."
DRAGON - (S/T) "The Belgium group that self-produced this album in 1976 in the UK on the Acorn label. A lost jewel of prog with awesome mellotron, killer guitar and excellent vocals. This is the 3rd Golden Pavilion reissue. Fully licensed & limited to 400 copies in black vinyl. This reissue comes in a beautiful gatefold cover & pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl."
DRAGON - KALAHEN Recorded in 1977, Dragon's second album is in fact a DEMO the band recorded at home with a more atmospheric proggy sound with lots of vibrant Pink Floyd'esque moves, Mellotron, Saxes, flutes, trumpets...including an Epic 18 minutes psychedelic jam on B-Side. Comes in colourful gatefold cover with gorgeous outer and inner artwork. Strictly limited to 500 copies! All copies in black vinyl only!
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.
EDEN ROSE - On the Way to Eden Vinyl release. Proto-progressive, groovy instrumental psychedelia, recorded in France in 1969 by this pre-Sandrose band and originally released on the tiny Katema label. Swirling Hammond grooves by keyboard virtuoso Henri Garella, top guitar-playing by Jean-Pierre Alarcen, and a tight, funky rhythm section create one of the best early prog/psych French albums ever. Completely mind-blowing Hammond B3-work from one of the best players of the era, backed by burning guitar, and a solid, propulsively grooving rhythmic backbone.
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..."
ENO MOEBIUS ROEDELIUS - After the Heat Brian Eno's second album collaboration with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster consists of slow-moving instrumentals full of repeated synthesizer sound patterns and sustained guitar notes in the ambient style familiar from Eno's collaborations with Robert Fripp and albums of his own, such as Discreet Music. (One song, 'Broken Head,' features recited vocals by Eno, and on another, 'The Belldog,' he sings. On 'Tzima N'Arki,' he sings backwards.) ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide
EXPERIENCIA - Passo a Passo "Completely unknown Portuguese LP from 1973 that sounds like a cross between Peruvian psych such as Laghonia & Traffic Sound, and a UK lost gem on Harvest or Deram, with 2 great vocalists, seering guitar lines flowing in harmony with a superb groove. This reissue is the second in the Golden Pavilion series, fully licensed, done in association with Acalanto and limited to 400 copies."
EXPRESSIONS EAST - FEAT. OUD OF JOHN BERBERIAN
FAINE JADE- Introspection A Faine Jade Recital (RI/180 gram/Sealed) (Sundazed) 180 gram vinyl version taken from the master tapes of this brilliant mystical '60s US garage psych album. One of our all time favourites, this is the 'Sgt. Pepper' of US '60s garage psych and has fine trippy quality all of it's own. Highlights are many, whether they are the well arranged string based interludes or acid guitar led songs. "People Games Play" (from the 'Endless Journey' comp), "Doctor Paul", "Cold Winter","Sun Symphony in D Major", "I Lived Tomorrow Yesterday", and the angry youth anthem "D o n t Hassle Me" all deserve a mention.
FALLEN ANGELS- It's A Long Way Down. Exact repro of rare second album from Washington DC psychedelic band. Dating from 1968 it is one of the best undiscovered US '60s acid gems. Dreamy psych loaded with ethereal melodies, trippy lyrics, rippling keyboards mind melting eastern fuzz etc. Includes "One Of The Few Ones Left", "I'll Drive You From My Mind" and many more. Great sleeve art.... need we say more?
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.
FAPARDOKLY - (S/T) LP (Import/Guersen) Probably regarded as the most important release in Merrell Fankhauser's long career, and an absolute collector's item. The band recorded about 30 tracks in a small studio in Palmdale, California, from 1965 to 1967, when the owner of the studio decided to release an album with some of these tracks. With such different recording dates, you find here different sounds -- organized '60s pop, jangly folk-rock, psychedelia -- a truly fantastic album that finally gets, for the first time, a legit vinyl reissue and with the original artwork. Comes with an insert featuring photo from Merrell's personal archive, and liner notes by him as well.
JW FARQUHAR - The Formal Female Reissue of this private pressing from the USA, 1972. LP in an edition of 450 numbered copies, with glossy heavy sleeve, 180 gram pressing. "All tracks were recorded by JW Jarquhar in 1972. The songs on The Formal Female were written as an outcry against the materialistic nature of the woman during that time period in 1972. Many will tell you it is still that way. JW had recently extricated himself from a 10 year marriage and the words from this experience fit the lyrics on the album still. During that time he lived by himself in a 3rd floor apartment in Philadelphia. It was a street with a lot of traffic. Car horns, busses, police sirens, fire engines, screams, and sometimes even gunshots filled the airwaves. For this reason he sealed up the windows and any other openings with sound-proofing foam. This was necessary because his music was recorded in there. JW was the instrumentalist; rhythm guitar, lead guitar, drums, vocals, and bass. However he could not play them all at once, so he purchased a four track simulsync Teac recorder... professional version. This allowed him to record on one track and then play it back and separately record on a second, third, and fourth track. The original tracks were recorded at 15 IPS. A final mix was then made in stereo with yet a fifth overdub, when needed. At that time other effects were limited. It is amazing electric fuzz album full of effects and it's a masterpiece such as D.R. Hooker. Extra heavy psychedelic."
FAUST - So Far 180 gram vinyl. "Originally released in 1972, this is the second album from Uwe Nettelbeck's legendary Krautrock group Faust. More song oriented than the first record, So Far is an absolute stone classic of outsider (pop) music reissued here in its original packaging (including reproductions of all 10 inserts). Received a 9.6 rating from Pitchfork Media."
FAUST - Faust IV 180 gram fourth album by one of the most experimental and demanding German groups of the '70's. This album from 1973 is not easy to describe but it's certainly more subdued and conventional than the previous album 'faust Tapes' though it's still a far cry from what anyone outside the German avant-garde rock scene was doing and still always challenging.
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.
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.
FIELDS - (ST) (Import/180 gram) Previously reissued on CD by Fallout, now issued on deluxe LP format as well; 180 gram pressing. This U.S. power trio's sole album was released on both sides of the Atlantic in 1969, but sank without a trace. Equally influenced by blues, soul and acid rock, it's an enjoyable mixture of snappy hard rock songs and the lengthy "Love Is The Word" suite, which occupies a whole side of the LP. Featuring backing vocals from Northern Soul legend Brenda Holloway and production by former Merry-Go-Round guitarist Bill Rinehart, it's a must for fans of bluesy psychedelic rock.
"FIFTY FOOT HOSE - Ingredients Long out of print LP on the DEL VAL label of the second totally unreleased album of this great US psychedelic band with a lot of electronic input and beautiful female vocals. It sounds a lot like UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. It was recorded between 1967 and 1968.
""FLAMIN GROOVIES - Supersnazz (RI/Sealed) 1968 debut from San Francisco power punkers. This album includes storming garage versions of "Rockin Pneumonia", "Somethin Else" and nine other tracks. Featuring the original line up, this album came out at a time when SF was ruled by the psychedelic stylings of the Dead/Airplane thus confirming its obscurity and cult status.
FLIPPERS - "Pronto viviremos un mundo mucho mejor": label description: “One of Colombia's better known 60's and 70's groups is Los Flippers. But few people outside Colombia know about this wonderful 1973 album, probably because it was self-released by their leader Arturo Astudillo's own label, rather than by the bigger labels they used before, hence low sales. But in any case, it's no doubt a great album that must be heard. The music on this album is quite special, as it blends psychedelia with progressive sound and soul as well. With a very good production, here we find Los Flippers at their peak of inspiration; by now, they were a bunch of very experienced musicians. The result is much more mature than any of their previous works; they achieved a sound that compares with that of any supergroup of the era. With all original compositions except a Buddy Miles cover, they used a good dose of psychedelic effects and some tasty horns as well. As an addition, this first ever reissue comes with a bonus track from an earlier single, with a killer sound reminiscent of Iron Butterfly. Remastered sound from tapes (except the bonus track), and insert with liners by Arturo Astudillo.
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..
FOLKLORDS - Release The Sunshine (LP + 7) ( LIONLP 104) Here is an as perfect a reissue of this album as humanly possible, due to collaboration of band member who wrote history of the band and offered unseen photos.A captivating album, a notion shared by the many collectors world-wide who fight for original copies, which are few and far between. Glorious sound, as the reissue taken directly from the master-tapes. Bonus single is an exact replica of the rare, privately issued non-LP single, which features haunting, drum-less versions of Forty Second River and Unspoken Love, both of which were re-recorded for the original Allied release. Now, on to the presentation-the highest quality mastering and pressing ; the resulting LP is housed in a poly-lined sleeve, inside an ultra-heavy 1960's style gatefold jacket, which is housed in a loose-fitting plastic sleeve. The LP labels are replicas of the original Allied silver and blue labels. A top of the line pressing all the way. Limited edition of exactly 700 copies.
FOOD - Forever Is A Dream (RI/Sealed) Rare and only album by this psych band from Chicago. Recorded in 1969 it's expertly produced, lush orchestrated mellow psychedelia with great fuzz guitar work. Along with Gandalf and The Common People one of the Capitol Records holy trinity of psych.
THE FORT MUDGE MEMORIAL DUMP - (S/T) Gatefold exact repro of this Massachusetts psych band's sole 1970 release. A female singer and a sound rooted in West Coast psych.
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.
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".
FREAK SCENE - Psychedelic Psoul Exact and official vinyl reissue of the post Deep 1967 US masterpiece that is full of acid induced madness. Tracks such as "Mind Bender", "My Rainbow Life" and "The Subway Through Inner Space" are pieces of pure acid genius from the mind of acid punk guru Rusty Evans. Essential.
FREE DESIGN - You Could Be Born Again (Light In The Attic) The free design's 2nd album is the sound of a band discovering what they are capable of, amid the excitement of what is to come. Beautiful and elaborate originals intertwine with classic 60s pop hits, arranged in such a way that they could literally claim ownership. Duke Ellington's celestial 'I Like The Sunrise' takes a life of its own. Now pressed on 180 gram vinyl in an incredible US style thick card gatefold sleeve.
FREEPORT - (S/T) (180 GRAM) Exact repro edition of this LP, originally issued in 1970. This is a limited edition vinyl version. Heavy organ rock from Ohio. Cleveland, 1968-1972. Formally known as Paper Sun and Freeport Express. "Paper Sun was formed in early '68 or so. Although not sure of the original lineup, in February 1969 the members included Eric Janson (guitar and vocals), Kevin Raleigh (keyboards and vocals), Craig Holt (bass), and Bill Stallings (drums). With this lineup they recorded some songs at Landen for the ill-fated Abbey Group deal. After Chess pulled the plug on the national distribution, a very limited local pressing of two songs -- 'Sweetest Thing On My Mind' (written by Phil Okulovich using his 'Jason Richards' pen name) and 'Here Comes Tomorrow,' written by Raleigh -- was done on the Abbey label. Paper Sun, befitting the Traffic-inspired moniker, played a 'progressive' style of late '60s rock sounds, and were popular at teen dances, such as the Hullabaloo clubs, around the area. At some time, the personnel changed where Janson was gone and two guitarists were added -- Dennis Stredney and Roger Lewis. Lewis had been in the Poppy but had to quit due to an injury sustained in a band van accident. Either prior to or with this lineup, they changed their name to Freeport. Freeport was a huge band in the NE Ohio area in 1970 -- playing constantly in Cleveland and the Youngstown areas. They recorded an LP in Miami for Mainstream records, which included several originals and the Eric Carmen song 'I Need Your Lovin'.' An additional 45 was also released with two songs not on the LP. The band also used the name Freeport Express but it's not clear if that was a name change. The band continued to play into 1971 or 1972." --Buckeye Beat
FRIAR TUCK - And His Psychedelic Guitar (Import/UK/180 gram) LP An oft-overlooked piece of the L.A. pop-psych jigsaw, this 1967 oddity combines typically complex vocal arrangements by the legendary Curt Boettcher with virtuoso guitar interludes from L.A. session legend Mike Deasy, and features backing from the team responsible for the landmark Millennium and Sagittarius LPs. A truly deranged mixture of cover versions and originals, making it an essential purchase for fans of sunshine pop and psychedelia.
GANDALF - (S/T) (180 Gram/Sealed) Beautiful reissue (from the label to the fantastic sleeve art) of this holy US psych album. Dreamy and trippy US '60s psych that has swirling keyboards and drifting guitars all over a selection of acidified melodic cover versions ("Golden Earrings" and "Hang On To A Dream") as well as brilliant originals ("Can You Travel In The Dark Alone"). An album that is worthy of it's reputation. This reissue is a must have!
MARIO GARCIA - Sr. Cisne "A mesmerizing album that unbelievably is still unknown to most collectors! A Latin-rock venture that explores the African-rooted music of Uruguay with dense percussion, complex time signatures, driving electric guitar solos, and an assertive groove that lies somewhere between wicked funk and psych-prog leanings. Long instrumental parts relying on strong bass lines, killer percussion and an ever-present Santana-like electric guitar. Originally released in a tiny run of just a few hundred copies. This is a fully-licensed limited reissue of 600 copies on black vinyl."
A GIFT FROM EUPHORIA - Euphoria's lone album "A Gift From Euphoria" came out to little fanfare on Capitol Records in 1969. In the 35 years since its release, the LP has become a highly sought-after collectors item. This very unusual album combines psych-pop and country-rock sounds with extravagant production values. The band recorded in Hollywood, London, and the famed Bradley's Barn near Nashville with studio musicians fresh off the sessions for "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo." The psych stuff is as good as the Moon and the country stuff is as good as Hearts And Flowers... basically, it's as great as they come. One of the most interesting '60s reissues of the last few months. Not to be missed at any cost.
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."
GRANICUS – (ST) Classic early '70s hard rock LP from Ohio, in a heavily Led Zeppelin-influenced mode but with less of the pomp and circumstance. In true American fashion, the album is pretty savage and excessive at times, but with a pro production sound that somewhat exceeds the band's abilities. Probably best categorized as the middle child between the Raven/St. Anthony's Fyre school of basement jamming and the Zep/Leafhound school of big amps and mustaches, and should please fans of both.
GRODECK WHIPPERJENNY - (S/T) (RI/Sealed) Rare and little known 1970 US psych classic that is loaded with fuzz guitars, backward Hammond sounds and male/female vocal harmonies. Plenty of psychedelic strangeness in this album from the opening cut "Sitting Here On A Tongue" with it's fuzz guitars through to the West coast sounding "Why Can't I Go Back". Highly recommended to fans of New Tweedy Brothers and similar lesser known US '60's acid psych bands.
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.
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!
HAYMARKET SQUARE - MAGIC LANTERN "The legendary, one and only Chicago psychedelic garage sounds of Haymarket Square come to the Void. Just a 700 press on black vinyl, glossy pink cover and insert, unseen in any other reissue before this. 'Elevator,' 'Train Kept a Rollin' and many more, this LP has become a scarce collector's item today. Originally released in 1968, the Void issue will become the standard for listeners of Haymarket Square."
HEAD OVER HEELS - (S/T) (1971) (Sealed) Exact reproduction from Capitol, with the original label!! Killer Hard rock power trio from Michigan led by guitarist & vocalist Paul Frank who's wild acid rock solo's dominate this great release. Originally released in 1971 this album instantly achieved cult status and sits in well with bands such as Damnation, Power Of Zeus, Grand Funk and other early '70's US long hair heavy rock bands. 180 gram vinyl and the original artwork make this issue a must.
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.
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."
HET - IK HEB GEEN ZIN OM OP TE STAAN LIMITED EDITION 300 COPIES!! During the mid 60's this Amsterdam based band was Holland's answer to the UK MOD/BEAT & POP-ART movement led by THE WHO and SMALL FACES. Presented on this LP you find their complete works, including their Dutch hitsingles 'Ik Heb Geen Zin Om Op Te Staan' ('Don't Feel Like Getting Up Today) and 'Kejje Nagaan' ('Cayou Imagine')! The LP comes as black 180 grams vinyl in 350 grams carton gatefold sleeve. Includes all their singles & singles sleeves. With on the inside of the gatefold a unique collage with unreleased photos. All this is housed in Japanese plastic bag. REMASTERED IN THE 24-BIT DOMAIN FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES.
JAKE HOLMES - The Above Ground Sound Previously issued on CD by Phoenix Records, now available on 180 gram vinyl. When U.S. folk-rock singer/songwriter Jake Holmes opened for The Yardbirds in New York in August 1967, little did he suspect that one of his songs, "Dazed And Confused," would be "commandeered" by guitarist Jimmy Page and become one of his next band's major live showpieces. The band in question is, of course, Led Zeppelin, and although The Yardbirds did incorporate the song into their live set, it is the Led Zep version that provided Holmes with his 15 minutes of fame. Mr. Page, clearly suffering from a temporary bout of amnesia, forgetfully claimed the songwriting credit himself. Holmes had done the rounds of the New York folk scene, working in bands with the likes of Tim Rose before going solo. This, his first recording, originally appeared on the Tower label in 1967. The album is considered a folk-rock masterpiece, and was described at the time as "a songwriter, three guitars and a mirror." The guitars of Holmes and Ted Irwin (later to play with Elliot Murphy, Roy Buchanan and various country singers) are the only backing for Holmes' voice and the 10 short tracks are outstanding, but especially the more spare, stripped-down original version of "Dazed And Confused."
HOLY GHOST RECEPTION COMITTEE: #9 - Songs For Liturgical Worship (1967) (Void/Ltd.) Exact reissue of this Christian psych album from 1967. Great Christian psychedelic songs that are sure to blow your mind. These boys were going to Catholic High in the late '60s, dropping acid, and listening to The Beatles. The result is cool, intelligent, raw, psychedelic sounds. This is the best example of what Christian psych can be."
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."
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
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..
THE INSECT TRUST - (S/T) (180 Gram/Sealed) Gatefold sleeve of this classic 1968 release from the USA. Featuring the sweet vocals of Nancy Jefferies and a whole cast of accompanying musicians including Luke Faust from the Holy Modal Rounders. Electric guitars, percussionists, banjo players and a woodwind section merge to create a curious blend of dreamy electric folk music and very trippy psychedelia that sits on a mushroom somewhere between The Airplane and Kaleidoscope. Includes a great version of Gbaor Szabo's "Walking On Nails". An album that has long been awaiting a reissue and highly recommended
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"
IRISH COFFEE - (S/T) Guerssen Records presents the first-ever authorized vinyl reissue of this classic. Excellent vintage hard-rock made in Belgium in 1971 and originally released on the Triangle label. Their sound was clearly influenced by Deep Purple or even Uriah Heep, with killer guitar all over and good use of organ. This record from Irish Coffee has been considered a key album in the hard-rock field since the early days of collecting, with originals fetching quite a bit of money. High-quality reissue pressed on 180 gram vinyl, housed in sturdy packaging with the original artwork. Includes an insert with linernotes and photos.
J. K. & CO. - Suddenly One Summer "In 1968, under the sway of the Beatles and LSD, 15 year old guitarist/singer Jay Kaye trekked from Las Vegas to Vancouver, British Columbia. There, with a topnotch team of session musicians, he recorded Suddenly One Summer, a dark masterpiece of orchestral psychedelia, intended to musically represent the life and death of a man. This first-ever legitimate reissue of this ultra rare album is available on CD and 180 gram vinyl, direct from the analog master tapes, and features interviews with Jay Kaye and key members of his Company."
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."
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.
JASPER WRATH - (S/T) (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) This U.S. 60's group works in a beautiful (and often baroque) blend of styles -- bits of late folk rock mixed with headier instrumentation that includes 12 string guitars, harpsichord, organ, celeste, and lots of odd percussion -- plus some nice use of theramin and oscillators! The core sound is honest and earthy -- almost personally poetic -- but the expanded instrumentation really takes the album into more ambitious space, yet somehow manages to do so without the cliches of bigger groups working in a similar style at the time.
JAY JAYS - (SAME) SEALED (IMPORT) Excellent Dutch beat group. Alongside the Outsiders & the Motions this is excellent garage freakbeat!!
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
A JOINT EFFORT - Final Effort (Void/800 Press) "Mega-rare Canadian acid folk rock with a trippy feel throughout. Sought after by all the big collectors, originals fetch four figures, now. This is a legitimate 800 pressing made from a sealed vinyl copy with some mastering. 'Hicthhiker's Dream,' 'Bus Song,' 'Greed For Gold,' and more. Original cover has been reproduced as well as a rare original insert. Black vinyl, Escher cover... a biggie, daddy-o." Public notice: includes a cover of "Horse With No Name" -- DJ Hell, watch your back!
JOSEFUS - (S/T) (RI/180Gram) Exact repro edition of this LP, originally issued in 1970. This is a limited edition vinyl version. "Authors of two albums published in 1970, the Texas based Josefus are the quintessence of hard psych made in the USA -- a gritty sound featuring prominent guitar and a solid and agile rhythmic base. This second album by Josefus, released a year after their debut, confirms their place as one of the most interesting and underestimated bands of the era. Largely influenced by early Zeppelin and British blues, Josefus deftly brought late sixties hard rock into the '70s, anticipating sounds that would later become synonymous with bands like ZZ Top and giving birth to a genre that would eventually give way to heavy metal."
JOYRIDE - Friend Sound Exact re-issue of this 1969 oddity. A perfect example of too much studio time and too many drugs! An obviously stoned group of studio players get jazzy and psychedelic on RCA's dime. Cool!
JUJUS “You Treat Me Bad” "Since their arrival on the music scene in 1965, the mystique of The JuJus and their lead singer, Ray Hummel, has continued to grow over the ensuing decades (helped along by the inclusion of 'You Treat Me Bad' on the first volume of Pebbles in 1979). That song, their first single, rose to the number two position on the top 40 and catapulted the band to regional fame in Michigan. The JuJus initially blended an impressive brand of folk-rock and British-invasion sounds with a raw garage band sound. In 1967 they opted for a more psychedelic sound. Compiled on this 14-track LP (the vinyl version of the recent Cicadelic label CD reissue) are all the JuJu singles, as well as a plethora of unreleased gems from 1965 to 1967. A detailed insert contains a retrospective of The JuJus as related by band member Rod Shepard, alongside cool photos and band memorabilia.”
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..
KANSAS CITY JAMMERS - Got Good (if you get it) (Void/Ltd. 500/w/45) Recorded between 1969 and 1971 by a college trio struggling between getting good grades and scoring good drugs. The result: excellent psychedelia! Their LP is a mixture of electric acid-folk and intense rock. This is a limited edition (500 copies only) that includes a non-LP 45 for bonus. Also includes an insert with band history, and a sharp looking glossy cover Great sound, as it is taken from the original master tapes.
KATMANDU - (S/T) (RI/180 Gram) Exact repro edition of this LP, originally issued in 1971. This is a limited edition vinyl version. "This U.S. 1971 band included Bob Caldwell and Bob Jabo, the latter of whom had been in Miami's Shaggs. Scarce, keyboard-oriented hard rock. Caldwell would go on to have the big hit 'What You Won't Do For Love' in 1977. The group was playing the Miami circuit when they were discovered by Little Richard. The album is more on the R&B/blues side,and has some nice guitar & keyboard work (a fine example is 'Cotton Mouth'), the guitar work at times reminds of Steely Dan. A solid album." --Red Telephone66 blog
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 Records - 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.
KHAZAD DOOM - Cherry Town LP (ltd/700/Void Records) "This is a limited 700 pressing on black vinyl with brilliant color cover and incredible color songbook with each album. Recorded in 1967 prior to the legendary Level 6 1/2 album, this is a brilliant album of fantasy Beatles-esque garage psychedelia. The whole package on vinyl and CD sounds and looks brilliant."
THE KOALA - (S/T) (180 Gram/Ltd) Re-issue of this superbly snotty collection Of U.S. Garage Psychedelia.Originally appeared In 1969. Though the band were marketed as being from Australia, they were In fact New Yorkers, whose short, sharp songs, snarling guitars, and occasional psychedelic flourishes make it a must have for all fans of psych punk. Titles include "She's A Lady", "You Say", "Scattered Children's Toys", "Colours Of Our Rainbow", and "Poor Discarded Baby".
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.
LA LOGIA - Sarabanda (Import) "Super-obscure quasi solo project by M. Loubet, author of all tracks with the exception of the cover version of Tito Puente's 'Guayaba.' This Uruguayan group -- originally released on Lider -- mixes up traditional candombe essences with Latin funk psych-fuzz influences for a very neat piece of pop music history of pre-dictatorial Uruguay (1973)."
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
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.
LIFE - S/T Reissue in limited colourful gatefold cover. Another lost Swedish Gem originally released on the EMI Harvest label. Directly licensed by EMI. There were two versions of this album, one with Swedish Lyrics and a much rarer one with all English Lyrics. This reissue is the English Lyrics version.
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.
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.
LOLLIPOP SHOPPE - Just Colour (180 Gram) 2008 release. Exact-repro reissue on 180 gram vinyl. One of Fred (Dead Moon) Cole's earliest bands. "'You Must Be A Witch' by the Lollipop Shoppe was one of the most ferocious garage punk singles of the 1960s, a savage blast of paranoia and electric guitar that became a sought-after collectable among garage fanatics and one of the high points of the Nuggets box set. The tune was powerful enough that one had to wonder how a group so fierce would come up with a name as silly as the Lollipop Shoppe, and the truth is they didn't: they were known as the Weeds until their manager scored them a deal with Uni Records, who found their original moniker too outré (the marijuana reference didn't help) and saddled them something a bit more 'mod'. The Lollipop Shoppe cut just one album, 1967's Just Colour, and 'You Must Be A Witch' is easily the most hard-edged cut on the record, but if the Lollipop Shoppe don't hit quite as hard on the other 11 tunes, the material is strong enough to impress any fan of vintage garage or psychedelia." -- All Music
LOST AND FOUND - Everybody's Here (RI) LP Founded in Houston Texas in 1965, these guys were label mates and friends of the 13th Floor Elevators. This is a reissue of their long-lost 1967 album and the Elevators influences are here for all to hear. There's even a cover of "Don't Fall Down", whilst the band's original songs stand up well by themselves, especially the awesome 7 minute "Living Eye"....
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."
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!"
MANDRAKE MEMORIAL - (S/T) (RI/Sealed) The mandrake memorial was a psychedelic progressive-rock quartet which helped pioneer the use of electronics in rock music. This is an exact repro of their self-titled debut from 1968 and it concentrates on the bands song-writing skills within ten group compositions. These songs are strange ethereal psych explorations with haunting vocals, harpsichord like keyboards and tight arrangements and they sound like nothing else made by any other band. One of the first band to use synthesisers on a regular basis, they even blew The Doors off stage at one memorable gig!
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."
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.
McCULLY WORKSHOP INC. (S/T) "McCully Workshop is one of the most important South African rock groups. Their 2 first albums, Inc. (1970) and Genesis (1971) are considered to be among the best, rarest and more expensive South African psychedelic/progressive rock albums -- sought after by all serious collectors worldwide. Inc, is a great psychedelic album. Limited edition, deluxe 180 gram vinyl, from the original analogue master tapes, exact reproduction of the original first pressing."
McCULLY WORKSHOP - Genesis "Genesis reminds of the best early '70s UK progressive records and is practically impossible to find even in bad condition. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, from the original analogue master tapes, exact reproduction of the original first pressing."
MIGHT OF COINCIDENCE "Might of Coincidence play a typical acid folk prog in the trippy German tradition similar to Emtidi's Saat or especially Amon Düül's Paradieswärts Düül. Tranced female/male vocals over tablas, wood flute and electric/acoustic guitar. Most of the tracks sound similar, except the last one which is considerably more cosmic and experimental." Includes a 2-page insert.
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.
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
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...
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.
MORNING DEW - (S/T) (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) From 1967 came this debut by a band from Kansas. A driving fuzz guitar psych album with with swirling keyboards, this is a fine addition to the ranks of '60s US Psychedelic Classics. Originals are mega-rare so this welcome reissue won't burn a hole in your pocket either...
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.
MOVING SIDEWALKS - Flash "This 1968 release of Flash is the only famous album by this Texas trio, featuring a young Billy Gibbons, later of ZZ Top fame, and it includes 5 bonus tracks from the CD re-release. Featuring '99th Floor,' the smash hit that was a sensation in the acid-psych scene of late 1960s Texas, and gained them the # 1 spot in the charts for 6 weeks. Printed inner sleeve."
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."
BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE - IGNITION "This one finds Sean Bonniwell and band back in the garage exhaling rare tracks ranging from early unissued demos to their final 1969 experimental recordings!"
LOS MUTANTES - Mutantes Exact repro reissue on 180 gram vinyl. Originally released in 1969, the explosive second album from Brazil's essential tropicalia band. "The most blatantly psychedelic of these three albums with warped references to traditional Latin American music. More of a heavy rock sound is present here than on the debut, with plenty of scuzzy psychedelic guitar work, and a Moby Grape vs. 13th Floor Elevators mood. Blended as per Mutantes usual with an assortment of odd-sounding electronics, and samba dance rhythms.
MUTANTES - JARDIM ELETRICO 180 gram exact repro reissue, licensed from Universal. Originally released in 1971. "One of the absolute highlights of the album is the humorous 'El Justiciero,' which features Spanish lyrics and also some Spanish-style guitar play. Other great songs are 'Tecnicolor,' which has lyrics in English, the melodious and slightly Beatlesque 'Virgínia,' and 'Tudo, Tudo, Tudo,' a song that features a bluesy mouth harmonica. On these and other tracks on the album, the music of Os Mutantes is just as playful and creative as ever." -- All Music Guide
"MUTANTES - A Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado 180 gram exact repro reissue, originally released in 1970. Licensed to Universal. Third album from one of the most psychedelic, influential, playful and distinctive pop entities to ever come out of Brazil. Essential in the Tropicalia canon.
"MUTANTES - Tecnicolor - What was supposed to be Os Mutantes' fourth album. Recorded in 1970 in Paris, but either lost or abandoned and not released until 2000. English lyrics with a more faux-Tropicalia sound imposed by producer Carlos Olmes. On 180 gram vinyl.
MUTANTES - E Seus Cometas No Pais Do Baurets: 180 gram exact repro reissue, licensed from Universal. Originally released in 1972, this is the last album to feature all three founding members of the band (although Hoje é o Primeiro Dia do Resto da sua Vida was released that same year as Rita Lee's solo album). Songs include the surprisingly synth-oriented "Balada do Louco," freak outs like "Cantor de Mambo" and "Dune Buggy" and the anarchic anthem "Posso Perder Minha Mulher, Minha Mãe, Desde Que Eu Tenha O Rock And Roll."
"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.
NEIGHB'RHOOD CHILDR'N - (S/T) The Neigb'rhood Childr'n, 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.
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.
Neu! - 1 Reissue of the eponymous 1971 debut album from that has become a landmark of the Kraut Rock genre. Long spacey instrumental pieces with weird guitar and tape loop effects laid over repetitive (real) drums that, burrow into your subconcious luring you back for more. A total classic from start to finish....
Neu! - 2 The great second album by the legendary German duo dates from 1973 and follows a similar course to the first, with hypnotic excursions featuring tape loops, acoustic percussion, synths, weird cut-ups and effects. If you love neu! Then you need this !
Neu! - 75 The bands third release is rather more manic than the previous two outings and is in many ways a forerunner of the New Wave movement that would come at the end of the 1970's. Rated by many as the bands best album.
NEUTRAL SPIRITS (ST) (VOID) "Legendary South Carolina garage band with the unique 'fuzz' bass sound. Songs are somewhat primitive and lyrically innocent, which is the charm of this LP. Somewhat similar perhaps to Cykle or New Dawn. Originally from 1972-1973, 4-piece group. Songs of dope, Vietnam, the government... 'scenic void.'"
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 NADIR / ME AND THE OTHERS - Uncovered Killer U.S./Kiwi garage split LP including 5 fantastic beat/garage/psych studio cuts from 1967 by the legendary New Nadir (pre The Beach Boys and also Uriah Heep), as well as 6 previously unreleased 1966-1967 beat/modbeat/freakbeat studio and live tracks from the pre New Nadir outfit Me And The Others. Strictly limited edition of 1000 copies only.
NIGHTCRAWLERS - Little Black Egg The nightcrawlers were responsible for one of the undisputed US '60s golden garage nuggets, "Little Black Egg", with it's wacked out lyrics and irresitable folk-punk hooks. Is a "must-have" for fans of Ides Of March, Beau Brummels and early Bluethings!!
WILLIAM NOWIK - PAN SYMPHONY IN E MINOR One of the newest and most surprising discoveries in the '60s & '70s rock rarities field, William Nowik's Pan Symphony In E Minor caused a big hype among collectors. Certainly easy to understand, as it's an ace album no one had heard of before. Guitarist William Nowik recorded this obscure instrumental record back in 1974 somewhere in New York. It has such a deep feeling, and is nothing anyone could have done without really loving it aside of any commercial view. Psychedelic, progressive, very early Floyd-sounding at times, Crimson-esque, and a kind of sound that reminds of the early '70s British underground but with an experimental, trippy touch. Fourteen tracks in total, but played like suites. Seems only 200 copies were pressed and never distributed, so it needed 35 years to be discovered! This wonderful reissue comes with the intended original artwork (it came out in a green and black cover instead of the black and white that William wanted), has nice remastered sound and includes an insert with rare, unseen photos and extended liner-notes.
NUCLEUS - (S/T) (RI/180 Gram) Exact repro edition of this LP, originally issued in 1969. This is a limited edition vinyl version. Not to be confused w/the UK jazz/rock group of the same name. "Canada's Greg Fitzpatrick, Sebastian Agnello, Danny Taylor, Hughie Leggat, and John Richardson were teenagers in The Lords Of London, who played to their peers on weekends. They released several singles in the mid-'60s, scoring a Canadian hit with 'Cornflakes And Ice Cream.' However, it failed to ignite the attention of Americans and the group began a slow evolution into progressive sounds and a new name -- Nucleus. Through day-long rehearsals they would jam extended progressive rock treatments, many of which would be recorded in 1968; Bob Horne replaced Agnello on keyboards as the band headed into the studio for their first and only LP written entirely by Greg Fitzpatrick. However, it took a year to get interest for the record, which was released by Chicago label Mainstream, and by the time it was released in 1969, the band had distanced themselves from it. And yet, the album became a cult favorite throughout the North American Eastern seaboard, and its first single, 'Communication,' was played fervently despite its excessive length." --Jam! Music
JUSTEN O'BRIEN & JAKE - Time Will Tell The greatest album in the history of North Dakota is Justen O'Brien and Jake's Time Will Tell (1978). Bootlegged twice already, Guerssen is proud to present the first artist-approved reissue of this mysterious, deep, UFO-inspired masterpiece. Featuring crystal-clear sound, the originally-intended cover art in a gorgeous gatefold cover, in-depth liner notes by Douglas Mcgowan (Yoga Records), and never-before-seen photos capturing the mystique of this long-gone psych/prog/lounge classic, even longtime fans will need to check back in with Justen O'Brien's unique vision of the cosmos. A truly MAJOR left-field rediscovery on par with Bobb Trimble, Jade Stone And Luv, or DR Hooker.
OFEGE - “Try And Love” LP "The first release from Brooklyn NY's Academy Records re-issue label Academy LPs. The mega rare and unbelievably great African psychedelic full length by Ofege would set anyone back some serious cash even in the pre-hard times era of today and we won't even get into the condition of African LPs! Ofege were all high school students who cut this record with some lead guitar help from Mr. Berkley Jones (Guitarist of Blo) so there's some heavy duty fuzz damage throughout the record. This pushes all the right buttons all the time. Perfect. Ofege recorded this LP while still in high school in Nigeria in 1973, and with its sweet harmonies, wailing fuzz guitar and virtuoso drumming, it quickly became a classic of the Afro-rock genre. Mastered by Tim Warren from the best possible sources, ‘Try And Love’ is available for the first time in over 35 years, officially licensed and lovingly pressed." LP version.
ONE ST. STEPHEN - (ST) From 1975 this mysterious and underrated US psych album has plenty to offer. Obviously influenced by The Doors - particularly Jimbo's vocal inflections, the guitar work on this album is particularly noteworthy. The overall vibe of the record is dark and hedonistic with a melodic acid rock edge. If your into Phantom you should check this out!! Curiously this act is unrelated to the Steve Cataldo 'St. Steven' despite reports to the contrary.
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.
OUT OF FOCUS - Four Letter Monday Afternoon "Third album of one of the finest German Krautrock groups. Fully authorized. Contains 1 bonus track. Limited, deluxe exact double LP reissue on 180g vinyl. Expertly remastered from the mastertapes. First ever reissue on vinyl. Out of Focus present a unique rock, jazz, psychedelic blend combined with politically and socially inspired English lyrics. All their albums are perfect examples of the early '70s German progressive Krautrock scene and should be part of every serious '70s progressive rock collection." Gatefold sleeve.
OUT OF FOCUS - Wake Up "First album of one of the finest German Krautrock groups. Fully authorized. Limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl. Expertly remastered from the mastertapes. Unavailable on vinyl since almost 2 decades. Out of Focus present a unique rock, jazz, psychedelic blend combined with politically and socially inspired English lyrics. All their albums are perfect examples of the early 70s German progressive Krautrock scene and should be part of every serious 70s progressive rock collection. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, heavy cover."
OUT OF FOCUS - (S/T) Second album of one of the finest German Krautrock groups. Fully authorized. Limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl. Expertly remastered from the mastertapes. First ever reissue on vinyl. Out of Focus present a unique rock, jazz, psychedelic blend combined with politically and socially inspired English lyrics. All their albums are perfect examples of the early '70s German progressive Krautrock scene and should be part of every serious '70s progressive rock collection. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, heavy cover.
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
PAINTED FACES - Anxious Color Originally known as The Dimension, night crawlers were formed in 1965 in Florida. They recorded the classic title track featured on the legendary Acid Dreams comp. A psych-pop treat including the title track and great covers of Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Incense & Peppermints" and the Stones' "Play With Fire".
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").
HARRY PARTCH - Delusion of the Fury (Gatefold 180 gram) vinyl reissue, originally released in 1971. "In this long-awaited masterwork, Harry Partch rises above all attempts at descriptive containment and becomes quite simply heroic. Delusions Of The Fury, proceeding from tragedy to comedy, is nothing less than the full, ritualistic expression, in vocal instrumental and corporeal terms, of the reconciliation by the living both with death and with life. It is a total Partch statement, incorporating voices, mime, his celebrated instruments, dance, lighting and staging, all working to express this philosophical concept. Delusion Of The Fury, as is to be expected, is not cast in the common dramatic/musical mold." -- Eugene Paul
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."
PEANUT BUTTER CONSPIRACY - The Great Conspiracy) First vinyl reissue for this Stone cold classic second album by the late '60s LA based psych band. Twin male/female vocals and a sound somewhere between The Airplane and The Mamas and the Papas. Rich dreamy hippie psychedelia with languid guitar, multi-layered harmonies and Summers day tunes.... A must!
PEANUT BUTTER CONSPIRACY - Is Spreading (RI/Ltd.) Here's a first ! The only vinyl reissue to date of this '60's LA psych classic. An orchestrated Jefferson Airplane with fantastic male/female harmonies, cool psych guitar work and all of the acid soaked hippy vibes you could ever need. Includes "Why Did I get So high" and "It's a Happening Thing"... Marvellous !
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.
PHANTOM - Phantom's Divine Comedy - Part 1 Great early '70s album by a mysterious figure rumoured to be Jim Morrison in disguise. Certainly the vocals sound just like old Jimbo and the mystical magical nature of the music fit's in perfectly with the Doors myth. A heady brew of guitar based psychy rock backs the Phantom as he "rides the snake"..... Is it him? No it's not. Very limited pressing. 1500 only.Now a sadly deleted Radioactive title.
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...
PLACEBO “S/T" (1973): Finally reissued, this is definitely the hardest to find of the three Placebo masterpieces (this one on CBS). We have Marc Moulin's gang at his best: includes ‘Balek,’ one of the best euro jazz funk tune ever recorded on wax, but as you might know the whole album is a bomb. Last copies of the original went for 500€, so that makes this exact replica reissue a better choice, although only 500 copies were pressed, so don’t dawdle.
PLACEBO “S/T” (1974): Replica reissue (EMI /Harvest) of another amazing record by Marc Moulin & co. (the third album of cult Belgian band Placebo)!!! No need to say much about this Holy Grail, with only killer tracks like the pounding beat of ‘Stomps,’ the subtle spacy groove of ‘S.U.S,’ or the hot trippy mid tempo prog jazz of ‘dag madam merci.’ The whole album is splendid.Incredible sound. One of the best and most sought after European fusion LPs with super Beats! Very hard to find. Reissue limited to only 500 copies.
POWDER - "Biff Bang Powder" California doesn't look like the natural place for a band sounding the way these guys did, but they were certainly there. During the mid-to-late '60s, the Powder sound was much more British than West Coast-inspired, and they built their legend on being one of the most exciting, mod, pre-power-pop combos ever. Responsible for anthems such as "I Try" or "Turn Another Page," among many other killer tracks, their music has pleased all mods and pure pop fans around for decades. Despite avid endorsement by Sonny & Cher, Powder never officially released an album. U.S. label Distortions put out a compilation of their tracks many, many years ago, and Guerssen Records makes these recordings, mostly 1968 demos, available again for the new Powder generation. Totally ahead of its time, totally catchy. 500 copies only.
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.
PLUS "S/T" (GP1012LP): The holy grail of European progressive jazz-funk (1972) featuring players from Marc Moulin's Placebo/Sam Suffy, and El Chicles/Nico Gomez crew. Fully licensed reissue limited to 700 copies only. Also includes Jess and James, who were actually brothers Antonio and Fernando Lameirinhas. Born and raised in Porto Portugal, in the late 1950s the Lameirinhas family moved to Charleroi, Belgium to escape the Francisco Franco styled dictatorship of Oliveira Salazar. Burned out, in 1970 the brothers moved to London where they apparently spent some time as street musicians (buskers). In 1972 they moved to Spain becoming members of Teddy Bautista's pop band Los Canarios; 1975 found them in Amsterdam where they formed the outfit Sail-Joia. That was followed by a stint as Fernando's Ginga, an album as Joia, and solo careers. Interested in a more rock oriented sound the J.J. Band recording a pair of LPs (one for Polydor "The J.J. Band" catalog number 241 1001) and one for CBS "The J.J. Band" catalog number S 64296) before morphing into the band Plus in 1971.
POWER OF ZEUS - Gospel According To (RI/Sealed) Exact repro of this mind crushing US hard rock concept album released in 1970. A guitar and organ driven rock fest, loaded with some great instrumental interplay and vocal harmonisation driven along with killer guitar licks and swathes of hammond etc. Late '60s Stoner Rock at it's best! Great to see this on vinyl!
PRODIGAL SONS - Emerge from the Void "Brand new 700 press of killer hard rock from '72. Sounds like a mix of Bolder Damn and Allman Brothers, with maybe a little Feather Da Gamba. Lost music from a lost time. 'Water Song,' 'Right On.' New." "The mystery and music of The Prodigal Sons continues to thrill and mesmerize listeners to this day. Who are they? Where are they? The answers my friend lay in the vault of the Void. One thing is for certain... they know how to play kickass rock 'n' roll early '70s style before all the head bangin' mumbo jumbo. Listen on, as many have already... to the power and the glory that is and was... The Prodigal Sons as they Emerge From The Void."
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.
QUARTETO 1111 - ONDE, QUANDO The rarest of all '70s Portuguese albums, and one of the best-ever progressive rock records from Europe. Quarteto 1111 are better known for their psychedelic-pop recordings, but in 1974, they also released this incredible album, a brutal, mellotron-fuelled progressive rock monster very much inspired by UK prog outfits such as King Crimson. The album contains one long 30+ minutes suite only, and it sold only 600 copies, becoming one of the rarest collector items from Portugal. An absolute must-have album, and a very nice reissue with the original artwork including backflaps, and a fantastic remastered sound. Includes an insert with rare, unseen photos from José Cid's personal archive and liner notes by Quarteto 1111's authority João Carlos Callixto. Limited edition of 700 copies only.
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."
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.
YVES RAKOTOMALALA - Ce Matin Encore "Yves Rakotomalala, from the acclaimed Yves, Serge & Victor album Cagibi, recorded this elusive album a few years after he left the group. Musically we are in the same vein as Cagibi: A delicate fragile westcoast-tinged psych-folk with acoustic/electric backing & amazing vocals, very close in sound and style to Neil Young in his After The Gold Rush period. Every track is excellent with one side sung in English and the other in French. Originally released as a private pressing of 200 units. This is a fully licensed exact reissue limited to just 300 copies on black vinyl."
RAYNE - (S/T) LP 450 numbered/heavy sleeve/180 gram pressing/insert. "Frank Saucier and his 3 brothers formed Rayne in 1977, located in a New Orleans suburbia. They recorded the album with good home equipment with no overdubs. The original album ('the black album,' as they called it) was only pressed 300 times and during a moment of frustration they took a box of the albums and shot them with a shotgun. So, not many left to sell. The music is first class psych rock, strong compositions, great guitars & vocals, just everything right, something you would expect from a band located in New Orleans. Southern spirit and the tough guys don't dance, they play music instead."
RED CRAYOLA - Parable of Arable Land (RI) Originally released in 1967. "The Red Krayola's debut remains their most celebrated and notorious effort. Although this was categorized as psychedelia when first released, it's more like futuristic avant-noise-rock. Mayo Thompson's flighty songs about hurricane fighter planes and transparent radiation are almost submerged by a cacophony of 'free-form freak-out' noise created on kazoos, flutes, harmonica, hammer, jugs, bottles, sticks, and more by a large ensemble of friends dubbed the 'Familiar Ugly.' Minority opinion holds that the wistfulness of Thompson's tunes (the brittle 'War Sucks' excepted) and voice may have been served better by less self-consciously far-out arrangements. Parable of Arable Land was quite a daring statement for its day, however, with instrumental cameos by Roky Erickson on a couple of tracks." -- All Music
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.
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."
SRC - (S/T) Fantastic! Exact vinyl re-issue of one of the best detroit rock albums of the 60s, from a band who, although not as well known as the MC5 or the Stooges had a similar intensity. Chock full of great driving late 60s rock with acid rock edges. Great guitar work by Gary Quackenbush who duels with Steve Lyman on many a track while the Hammond organ pumps away with beautiful layered vocal harmonies rounding off the tunes.The album opens with the classic "Black Sheep" and never lets up.Great stuff.
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 ROCKETS - (S/T) "A lost link in the saga of West Coast rock, LA's Rockets cut one LP in 1968 for White Whale Records before core members guitarist Danny Whitten, bassist Billy Talbot, and drummer Ralph Molina signed on with Neil Young for the recording of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and became Crazy Horse. But despite the Rockets' brief life, their rare, self-titled LP is no mere rock 'n' roll footnote. Lashed with the keening, unsettled lines of electric violinist Bobby Notkoff and brimming with crunching blues rock ('Mr. Chips,' 'Pills Blues'), acid-doused meanderings ('Let Me Go,' 'Stretch Your Skin'), and sunny, melodic pop ('I Won't Always Be Around'), The Rockets is a solid and underrated late-'60s gem that represents a formative chapter of the Neil Young/Crazy Horse story."
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
SAGITTARIUS - The Blue Marble The shimmering follow-up to Present Tense, 1968s pop-psych cult classic by producers Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher's studio-only project Sagittarius ('My World Fell Down'), 1969s The Blue Marble once again finds Usher crafting still more sunshiney, Beach Boys-esque dreamscapes. As he did for Present Tense, Usher called on the cream of L.A.'s studio pros as well as members of the like-minded Millennium, and the results are once again magnificent. Layered with creamy vocal harmonies, brass, flute, and Moog synthesizer, The Blue Marblewill have fans of the Millennium, the Association, the Yellow Balloon, and similarly grandiose baroque pop acts positively floating on air. Sourced from the original Together Records analog masters, these editions contain two bonus tracks."
SAINT STEVEN- Saint Steven/The Bastic (RI/Sealed) Featuring Steve Cataldo (ex-Front Page Review), and an uncredited Steve Morgen (who made the legendary Morgen album) this great psychedelic album from 1969, is a US acid rock masterpiece. Superb acid lead guitar and chunky fuzz weave through its tripped out weirdness, with effects a plenty and melodic vocals.
SALT WATER TAFFY - Finders Keepers (RI/Sealed) Re-issue of 12-track 1968 Buddah album by these sunshine/bubblegum popsters!
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."
SAPPHIRE THINKERS - From Within (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Excellent 1968 Californian band who with their mix of male and female vocalists and fuzz lead guitar bear comparisons with Yankee Dollar or Peanut Butter Conspiracy. If anything this band are better than those acts and their album features some excellent harmonies and nice trippy touches - in particular the Doors like keyboards and backward effects. Beautiful sleeve. 180 gram pressing.
PHIL SAWYER - CHILDHOOD'S END Limited vinyl pressing of this magical discovery from the downunder 70s psychedelic scene. This is a wonderful album that will please anyone into psychedelia, rock and folk. Totally electric, with great production, great songwriting and a warm uneducated voice by Phil himself that gives a slight looser feel to it at times, the album contains some fantastic mid-tempo psychedelic folk-rock ballads, and the title track is an incredible slice of pure psychedelia with lots of tasty sound effects. This is a very rare and collectable item in original format (Hans Pokora gives 5 discs to it in his books). This first ever reissue is licensed from the original label and the sound is taken from the mastertapes.
SCHIBBINZ - LIVIN' FREE In 1967, a bunch of U.S. and Argentinean kids recorded a magical album which has remained unknown for many years due to its extreme rarity, with less than a handful of copies known to exist. Released in 1968 in Argentina by a label called Phonexa, the Schibbinz album could be regarded as the ultimate teen garage folk-rock album, ever. An album of fragile beauty, full of teen charm, innocent vocals, jangly guitars, charming, lo-fi sound and a lost-in-time atmosphere. It has the look and sound that can only be found on some U.S. '60s private-pressings like Rising Storm or Summer Sounds, but Schibbinz' music is something else. Guerssen Records is proud to present this wonderful and mega-rare vinyl album to the world, with the production fully benefitting from the band's involvement and assistance. The original master tapes were lost, but the sound has been carefully-remastered from an original near-mint copy. Extensive, detailed liner-notes and lots of cool pictures from the band's archives are all included in a 4-page insert.
SEBASTIAN - Head Roach (Void RI/500 Ltd.) "Collectors in dark corners around the globe have whispered about wanting to own an original copy of this record, only to have their hopes dashed when no originals turn up. Along comes Void with a legitimate vinyl reissue of one of the rarest Canadian albums of all time bar none, which turns out to be music that is druggie electric acid/folk with a touch of Zappaesque humor tossed in. When originally issued way back in 1970, the album came with a coloring book to color in the roaches. Soon the cover was banned for it's drug implications making the original hideously rare. Void Records with Sebastian has released a 500 copy limited edition vinyl pressing. The cover, reproduced from the original is glossy and brilliant. A lyric sleeve has been added as a bonus. Songs include 'Let's Go To The Drug Store,' 'Toking Alone,' 'They Call Her Pig' and more.
SEBASTIAN - RAYS OF THE SUN "Early '70s reissue of this much in demand deep folky psych rarity with lavish arrangements like Darius meets Scott Walker. Great songs. long and short, and with superb vocal melodies with acid leads, sitar, and 'Peppery' feel on some tracks. Undiscovered psych classic! Remastered and pressed on virgin DMM vinyl limited to 500 copies pressing."
THE SEEDS - (ST) "1966 debut album by Los Angeles garage punk legends, the Seeds, featuring the now classic primitive rocker 'Pushin' Too Hard'. Originally released as a single to promote the album, it went largely unnoticed until the full-length album was released, at which point it began to climb the charts, creeping its way into the Top 40. Featured on numerous compilations and covered extensively, it remains one of the great musical landmarks of the sixties California garage scene."
THE SEVENS - (S/T) Here comes the first official reissue of the first, BEST and rarest Swiss 60s beat, garage album. The ultrarare original LP by this legendary group from Basel, Switzerland, was recorded in 1965 and issued in 1966. It sold locally and in very limited amounts only. Original copies now fetch up to Dollar 3000 in near mint condition. This top 60s garage LP contains no less but 9 killer original-songs & 3 wild covers of choice Animals, Them and Kinks tracks!
SHADOWS OF KNIGHT - Gloria First 1966 album by legendary 'Nuggets' US garage punksters, well known for their fuzzed out version of Van Morrison's title track. This reissue includes three bonus tracks and all the original sleeve art. 180 gram vinyl.
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!!
SHIVA'S HEADBAND - Take Me To The Mountains (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Much neglected debut by the legendary Texan band - who performed on the same psychedelic stages as The 13th Floor Elevators and the Conqueroo. Led by Violin virtuoso Spencer Perskin (who prior to the band performed as a solo artist on the folk circuit) shivas headband were a kind of rural hippy, psychedelic rock band mixing blues folk and country with an acid fried contempt for red neck society. Originally released in 1969 on Capitol this album is very much in the late 60's early 70's rural rock vein with flashes of the earlier psychedelic sound particularly evident on the re-working of the bands pre-album singles "Song For Peace" and "Kaleidoscoptic".
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."
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."
SILVER APPLES - The Garden Previously unreleased third album by the ground-breaking experimental electronic duo. 180 gram virgin vinyl double album.
SIX FEET UNDER "Inspiration in my head" "First ever vinyl release and this is fully licensed. This garage-driven heavy psychedelic band formed in 1968 out of the ashes of the Marc 5 and Sonix in Colonia, NJ. They captured the changing times and sociological upheaval of the pre-Woodstock Nation and like the Jefferson Airplane, Neighb'rhood Childr'n and United States Of America, 6 Feet Under was blessed with a dynamic diva who soared amidst searing fuzz leads, swirling organ chords, and gifted song-writing with prophetic lyrics. This release contains 3 tracks from their singles, one alternate version of the 4th single track and 6 unreleased -back in the late 60's- songs. All recordings made between 1969-1970. High-quality paper (canvas-like) cover. Includes 4-pages full-coloured insert with story, photos and comics. 180 gram vinyl as usual. PVC protective outsleeve. Limited to 300 black copies."
LES SINNERS Sinerisme Les Sinners were part of the thriving music scene in Montreal Canada and had songs in both French and English - the English material tends to lean towards tough US-style garage beat with Jaggeresque vocals and biting fuzz guitar [not dissimilar to fellow Canadians The Ugly Ducklings] while the French material is less frantic sounding not out of place against Dutronc Polnareff or Gainsbourg even!).
SIR LORD BALTIMORE - (S/T) This New York group's second album from 1971. Opening with the 11 minute "Man From Manhattan" this band played a heavy rock / prog mix dominated by brain bashing riffs and histrionic leads.... Lovers of Uriah Heep, Grand Funk & the mighty Sabbath should check this out!
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.....
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!"
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."
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."
STONEWALL (S/T) (1809 Gram/RI/Sealed) Mega rare original LP reissue of this great hard psych album, originally issued in 1976, only three original copies have ever surfaced. Heavy organ/guitar hard psych with extended, stoned workouts. An Acid Archives favorite.
STRANGE Souvenir Album (Shadoks/Import) Originally released in the USA, 1974/76. Extra heavy cardboard sleeve, numbered edition of 450 copies. "The Strange are from Olympia, WA, close to the Canadian border. This art-rock underground band recorded the Souvenir Album over a period of several years released in a tiny pressing in 1976 on the Yantis Record label. With a touch of west coast music and lots of Mothers of Invention influences, this album is really something special. As special as The Spoils Of War and as complex as Time and Think Dog, with Frank Zappa style wah-wah guitar, great vocals, piano, effects, some horns, and a well-balanced mixture of heavy psych guitar tracks and twisted underground folk tunes. If you think the first Spoils Of War album on Shadoks is a great album and the early Mothers albums are the ones you always kept you will be very very happy with this album.
SUCK - Time To Suck (Import/Shadoks) (with 7" EP) From South Africa, 1971. 600 numbered LPs, matte-varnish heavy gatefold sleeve, 180 gram pressing. Plus a one-sided 7" EP. "Suck were from Johannesburg, S.A. In their short history (only eight months) Suck made one album and created more mayhem than most bands do over a ten year career. But what an album. Time To Suck is a highly-charged package of manic drumming, scorching guitars and sublime, wailing vocals. Political statements on stage (in South Africa) against the war. This one is not for folk fans, no moonshine mellow candle, this one kicks ass and is pure adrenaline, a real pusher. If you think Black Sabbath, Uriah Heap, Deep Purple, MC 5 and Grand Funk Railroad are your tip of the iceberg, you might consider this one as your future favorite album. Full of hard, psychedelic tracks with Louis 'Moose' Forer on bass, Steve 'Gil' Gilroy on guitar, who worked in the UK with Mick Abrahams from Jethro Tull, Saverio Grande on drums and Andrew Ionnides on vocals. Again, Julian Laxton from Freedoms Children was the producer."
SUGAR CREEK - Please Tell A Friend 180 gram exact repro vinyl reissue of this 1969 slab of killer rural psych rock featuring Jonathan Edwards and Joe Dolce. "Overlooked but appealing mix of late '60s West Coast and early 70s-style rock. Two outstanding psych tracks, the good news being that the rest delivers too." --The Acid Archives.
SUNDENFALL ll (S/T) "Sündenfall II from the Kevelaer area at the Lower Rhine played 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). In 1972, Hubert Schmitz invited the band into his Trepitia film and sound studio in Alpen-Druept for free recordings, as he wanted to test the newly installed equipment after a recent move into the new location. Thus the recordings were made for the album Sündenfall II (Trefiton HS 1017), which was released in a small edition of 200 copies at the end of 1972. Today it is sold at a price of about 500 to 1000 Euros in mint condition. 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."
SUPERFINE DANDELION (S/T) (RI/180 Gram/Sealed) Rare mainstream album by US '60s band who sound like a cross between The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Charlatans.Stripped down psychedelic rock from the late 60s Phoenix scene. The group takes influences of some of the most swirling sounds of the era -- The grooves of the San Francisco sounds blended with the more rural bits of the post folk boom. Titles include "People In The Street", "Crazy Town", "My Place", "Day And Night", "My Place", "Janie's Tomb", "It's Raining", Don't Try To Call Me", "The Other Sidewalk", "What's The Hurry" and more.
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. $
TARKUS - (S/T) "This Peruvian hard rock band recorded their one and only album in 1972. Only fifty promo copies were ever made, and it has never been repressed on vinyl until now, making it one of the rarest and most collectible albums in the whole Latin rock arena. The album is a lost classic -- their sound was very heavy for the time and their label did not think that there was a market for it. Today, however, the heavy guitars and dark atmosphere make it sound very contemporary. All lyrics in Spanish."
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.
TELEGRAPH AVENUE - (ST) (Import) 180 gram vinyl version. "Telegraph Avenue got their start when lead singer, Bo Ichikawa, returned home to Peru after a six-month stint in San Francisco (if you hadn't already guessed by their obvious choice of band name) and their 1971 debut album soon became the best-selling rock album of the year. Here heavy distorted guitar mixed with Latin bass and percussion meld to create a kind of south-of-the-equator Latin groove meets West Coast psych with a slightly poppier feel. All lyrics are sung in English. The band unfortunately split after the release of just one more album, but the drummer and singer would soon join up with two Argentine friends to form another great band, the South American band of the '70s: Tarkus. Don't miss your chance to discover a great album by a great band!"
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."
TETRAGON - Stretch "Tetragon, successor of Trikolon, were founded in Osnabrueck (Lower Saxony) in the spring of 1971. They released their first and only LP, Nature, in that very year. At the end of 1971, Tetragon recorded in a Hamburg studio five long tracks in their well-proven style for their second LP, the release of which, however, failed. Fortunately, the master tape has survived until the present day, so that now, 39 years past schedule, the work was released on LP. Three of the five songs have been written by the band itself, one by Eddie Harris ('Listen here') and one by John McLaughlin ('Dragon song'). The two latter ones had already been interpreted by Brian Auger. Especially remarkable are Hendrik Schaper's exceptional play on keyboards and Juergen Jaehner's hot guitar play. The other two, however, are their equals in skill and talent. The LP edition is a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies and comes with a four-page colour insert in LP size, including a detailed band history in German and in English language, band photographs, discography with cover and label repros etc."
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.
TOBRUK - Ad Lib (Import) "Tobruk was formed by some North American guys living in Brazil, and this wonderful album got released in 1972 on the Cash Box label. It's an excellent psychedelic album with an astounding, original sound based in fuzz, organ, psychedelic effects and an eerie atmosphere. It's completely sung in English as well.
TORMENTORS - Hanging 'Round "Long awaited Void release of '67 California Garage folkadelia with some fuzz. Originals like the moody 'Childhood Memories' and the rockin' 'Cause You Don't Love Me' are highlights. Nice cover of the Beau Brummels but the rest are originals. This is mega-rare as an original and sought after the world over. We have used the exact cover design for this vinyl reissue."
TRAFFIC SOUND - Tibet's Suzettes (3rd Album). (Get Back) Third album from 1970 by the legendary Peruvian psychedelic rock band. Plenty of great music here with a Latino influence, with flute driven passages that at times resemble a South American Jethro Tull or early Steamhammer.Housed in beautiful fold out digipack with the sound being remastered from the original mastertapes for the very first time.
TROYKA - (SAME) (1970) (IMPORT) (EROE PROGRESSIVO 5)(LTD. RI) (180 GRAM) (SEALED) Canadian progressive rock trio with the exception of a guitar freakout track. Often compared to Gun and Warpig, also of Canada, known to have a heavy rocking sound.
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.
UGLY DUCKLINGS - Somewhere Outside Excellent 1966 Canadian garage psych / punk album. Boasting equal quantities of snotty garage attitudes and psych guitar freakout. Their snarling punky sound is unbeatable for this era, why this album is so rare is beyond comprehension. Includes: "Hey Mama (Keep Your Big Mouth Shut)", "Just in Case You Wonder" and "10:30 Train."
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.
UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE "Wind and Stone" LP (Break 018): “Dateline 1966: the Pacific Northwest of the USA was a hot place to be for numerous local and regional bands following the tradition of the renowned North West Fratrock of the Kingsmen and the uncompromising Rock & Roll of The Sonics and Wailers. Not so for the United Travel Service. They were sadly overlooked at the time, but are now revered for their two brilliant folkadelic singles, ‘Wind And Stone’ b/w ‘Drummer Of Your Mind,’ and ‘Gypsy Eyes’ b/w ‘Echo Of You’. The UTS were mainly influenced by the San Francisco scene, Garage Rock and the Byrds. Their high quality repertoire, written by guitarist Ben Hoff and produced by New Tweedy Brothers producer Rick Keefer, would have made a classic local psychedelic album if released back then. But it was not to be. Break-A-Way presents for the first time, a collection of the band’s rare 45s, along with five unreleased studio recordings, as well as three home demos. Included is a detailed history of the UTS stuffed with rare photos and labels from the band-members’ scrapbook. All that info comes on a 4-page LP sized insert printed on fully glossy paper. At last, here is the long overdue legacy of one of the Northwests finest psychedelic bands.”
DINO VALENTI-Get Together:the lost recordings '65-70-new 2LP Was one of the most fascinating figures of the San Francisco 60s psychedelic scene. He was the frontman of the Quicksilver Messenger Service, and became famous with his hippie anthem Get Together, that has reached the USA top-ten, when played by the Youngbloods. He made a solo album with Columbia, and recorded a lot of other material, that he has been storing in various warehouses in the late 60s. This record comes from some of these tapes, which were recently found and delivered to Valenti’s family. They are of superb sound quality, and of even greater musical value – excellent never before issued gems, as well as his own version of Get Together presented for the first time here on vinyl. It is unknown, who else is performing in these tapes, although sound and great acid guitar in several tracks strongly remind of early QMS albums. Limited, deluxe 2LP extra heavy gatefold cover, 180g vinyl
VIRGIL CAINE "First ever reissue of this hopelessly rare and obscure 1971 rural Virginia private press folk masterpiece. A true anomaly in the seemingly bottomless world of self released albums, this one charts a truly unique realm all its own. While the sound itself may draw some clear influence from classics of the day, even lifting the band name from a song by the band, the mood & vibe here is ponderously uncharted territory, seemingly birthed complete from some parallel sonic reality. Crude lo-fi metaphysical basement folk rock filtered through a deeply southern gothic/Appalachian/Americana band aesthetic and executed in the purest, most sincere, spontaneous, vibe-thick sense possible. The atmosphere trapped in these grooves is truly as strong as it gets and is sure to engulf any open-minded listener given half a chance. The near magical power of the album seems to lay in its extreme polarization; on the one hand there is a fully developed lyrical depth and intellect that's profoundly poetic, even novelistic, yet the music & recording is shockingly raw, unhinged, completely unselfconscious, and downright weird. It's a dusty, creaky, ebb & flow of clackity percussion, acoustic strum, shaky low-watt electric guitar licks, occasional floorboard rattling bass, and thick southern drawl. Even the recording quality has a bizarre lo-fi character of its own, with some sounds seeming to barely hit the tape at all, while others are wildly overblown, wrapping the whole deal in a gauzy tape hiss fog, with hints of garagy distortion. The album progresses with a casual but surprisingly purposeful intent, hitting an intimately mystical, visionary, dream-like arc through the entire second side of the record and ending in complete dissipation. All taken together it's a seriously teleportive trip to a flicker in time & place that is really quite special. The scratchy textless black & white band photo cover art suites the album perfectly: striking yet vague, timeless yet ancient, simple yet mysterious. Pressed on highest quality 180gm virgin vinyl and packaged in an exact reproduction heavy old-style cover, with exact repro labels. Also includes a double-sided heavy stock insert with new liner notes from main songwriter and vocalist Roger Mannon, as well as introductory notes from band scholar and devoted fan Jack D. Fleischer. One time vinyl only pressing of 500 copies."
VULCAN - Meet Your Ghost "Two discs of raw, distorted, overblown fuzzed-out sludge rock by the eccentric and enigmatic small town, self-proclaimed son of an intergalactic space traveler who claims to have been visited years ago by the guitar-playing ghost of Jimi Hendrix. Disc one is the first-ever authorized reissue of the original Meet Your Ghost album which was originally recorded in the late '70s. It's been restored and re-mastered here. Disc two is a collection of 11 previously unreleased tracks that were recorded before the original Ghost album These tracks had literally been lost for more than eight years. These new tracks have also been restored and re-mastered and contain almost every kind of guitar effect, feedback and sound imaginable, not to mention Vulcan's eerie 'alien message' and spooky backward masking effects. A very heavy and raw bit of garage rock with some bizarre psychedelic effects. One of a kind! This double album is housed in a spectacularly re-designed psychedelic gatefold cover with lots of never-before-seen photos of the reclusive Vulcan. Also includes a separate insert of a mind-blowing interview with Vulcan himself! Limited to 600 hand-numbered copies."
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.
OTIS WAYGOOD - Ten Light Claps And A Scream (Shadoks/Import) From South Africa, 1971. Edition of 600 numbered LPs, glossy heavy sleeve, 180 gram pressing. After two albums released on EMI S.A. the album Ten Light Claps And A Scream was simply the best Otis Waygood record and among collectors the most sought after. The music is influenced by the British underground for sure. Bloodwin Pig, Steamhammer, IF are working in the same field. Great guitars and vocals, blues-influenced underground rock, sax, organs and well-crafted composition and arrangements making this album a unique masterpiece. Julian Laxton of Freedoms Children was the producer. Rob Zipper (vocals, guitars, saxophones); Ivor Rubenstein (vocals, percussion); Leigh Sagar (guitars, organ, Hawaiian guitar); Benny Miller (guitars); Alan Zipper (bass)."
WE ALL TOGETHER - (S/T) (Get Back - GET650LP) Beautiful dreamy late Beatles / Badfinger styled melodic psych rock / pop by this Peruvian band from the early '70s who sing in perfect English. Excellent songs with crystal vocal harmonies, orchestration, backward guitar, etc. High quality pressing from the original master tapes.... Fab Summer sounds..
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!
KOUROSH YAGHMAEI - Back from the Brink Subtitled: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran: 1973-1979. "Now-Again Records is proud to present Back from the Brink, the only legitimately licensed collection of the godfather of Iranian psychedelic rock, Kourosh Yaghmaei. Known within the Iranian diaspora simply by his first name, Kourosh's recordings were thought lost after Islamic fundamentalists took control of Iran. They weren't: Kourosh had protected them. Armed with rented, second-hand instruments and records by The Ventures, The Kinks, The Doors, merged Western garage rock, psychedelia and Iranian folkloric music to create a sound unlike anything that came before them. Later, inspired by the unlikely duo of Elton John and James Taylor, Kourosh's music took a sophisticated turn, and he churned out funky, progressive rock that is as imminently enjoyable as it is impossible to categorize. This essential piece of Iran's musical history is also accompanied by a full color, 52 page hardbound book and contains never-before-seen photos and ephemera."
YELLOW AUTUMN - Children of the Mist "First ever vinyl reissue of this rare and sought after US psychedelic folk album from 1977, very much UK folk-styled. Limited to 600 copies, all with exact reproduction of the original insert with lyrics."
FERNANDO YVOSKY - "Dos mundos": label description: “Great and ultra rare symphonic classic from Venezuela, and surely one of the best releases of this country. “Dos Mundos” is a mellow symphonic concept LP, reminding us Genesis or PFM, but there are even some heavier moments thanks to guitar player Adid Casta (ex- Ladies WC). Nevertheless the heart of this record consists of Fernando's inspired singing and an overall use of all kinds of synthesizers. A classic, not to be missed. Fantastic remastered sound and nice carton covers. Limited to 400 copies only, coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums, and great remastered sound.”
LOS YORK'S - 68 - (SEALED) Reissue of the second album by this Peruvian garage-psych quartet. It includes the single "Abrasame Baby" plus nine more cuts.
LOS YORK'S - Ritmo Y Sentimiento (Import/Ltd Press) Reissue of the rarest and most sought-after LP by this Peruvian garage band from 1969. "RITMO Y SENTIMIENTO" perfectly combines the spirit of the mid-sixties with the psychedelic guitar sound of the year it was released. Burning versions of "Suzy Q", "Inside Looking Out", "Foxy Lady" and "Mister You΄re A Better Man Than I" with searing leads and the bands΄s own edgy hysteria, make this album a great mix of garage and more psychier sounds. Doubtlessly the group΄s most exciting effort Comes with faithful colour reproduction of the original front cover, along with a reworked backcover - and excellent sound!-500 copies worldwide only.
ZAKARY THAKS - Form the Habit One of the best garage bands of the '60s, and one of the best teenage rock groups of all time, Zakary Thaks released a half-dozen regionally distributed singles in 1966 and 1967; some were hits in their hometown of Corpus Christi, TX, but none were heard elsewhere until they achieved renown among '60s collectors. Heavily indebted (as were so many bands) to R&B-influenced British heavyweights like the Stones, the Kinks, and the Yardbirds, the group added a thick dollop of Texas raunch to their fuzzy, distorted guitars and hell-bent energy. Most importantly, they were first-rate songwriters, with the breakneck "Bad Girl" (later compiled on Pebbles, Vol. 2), "Won't Come Back," the smoking "Face to Face," "Can't You Hear Your Daddy's Footsteps," and the folk-rock/Merseybeat hybrid "Please" ranking among the top echelon of American '60s garage rock. Their 1967 singles found the group moving into psychedelic territory; some songs betrayed a Moby Grape influence, and some good melodic numbers were diluted by poppy arrangements that recalled the Buckinghams and Grass Roots. Lead singer Chris Gerniottis, only 15 when Zakary Thaks began making records, joined another interesting Corpus Christi garage/psychedelic group, the Liberty Bell. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide.
ZERFAS - (S/T) This album, by the Indianapolis outfit featuring the Zerfas brothers David and Herman, is one of the best and probably best-known self-pressed US psych records ever to have seen the light of day. All the material is self-penned which comes as a surprise as the tracks are uniformly strong, with lots of keyboards, sound effects, and some outstanding harmonies. One pundit was moved to write "a stunning psych album [which] can only be described as what might have happened if the Beatles had pushed the psychedelic experiments of Revolver into late 60s/early 70s territory" which gives you some idea of what this albums all about. As a fan wrote after discovering the band for the first time, "as the prelude to the first track slowly faded up - a wondrously thick mix of layered backwards and forwards voices and sounds - I remember thinking that this might just be the best thing Id ever heard. Across the two sides you can get some sense of these musicians labouring for hours in a small studio to get just the right blend of harmony, guitar, drums and organ to reach for that fleeting glimpse of something larger than we are. This is a great LP. Enjoy" And really, theres not much more you can add to that is there.
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."