Exactly what we've all been waiting for- all four 'official' Elevators albums (that's 'Psychedelic Sounds Of', 'Easter Everywhere', 'Bull Of The Woods', and the very un-live 'Live' for the uninitiated) together in one shiny, woodmounted box set. No fan of West Coast music (even though they were from Texas- well, it's in the West isn't it? Stop nitpicking!!) can afford to be without this- it should be compulsory to own it. There are few sounds as heavenly as the twang of Roky Erickson's guitar- and it sounds even more incredible in this format. This is a beautiful looking box set. Slip this inside your house. (What a terrible joke- Ed)
Truly unique collaboration betwixt the great bluesman and Roky Erickson's West Coast mob, showing how blues was coping with the then 'new music' (ie psychedelia) in the same way as Muddy Waters' 'Electric Mud' but, as the title suggests, more experimental and free-flowing. The power of true blues songwriting collides with loose spacey jams: yet at no point did the Elevators attempt to mould Hopkins' sound to suit them: rather, he bends the band to his requirements and makes them play in a way they never did again. This reissue has been expanded to 50 minutes by the addition of two unreleased tracks from the original session: 'Conversation With Mr Hopkins' and 'Black Ghost'.Due In: 27/06/2005
CD reissue of live album recorded in 1978 on the 'Time Passges' tour promoting the studio album of the same name, featuring 'Life In Dark Water', 'Roads To Moscow' 'Year Of The Cat' and 'Sirens Of Titan' alongside the title track and the sillier 'Pink Panther Theme'. A good representation of where Al was at at the time and the unique atmosphere that only he brought to his his live shows. In other words, worth having.
Not to be confused with the actual album of the same name, this is a budget price 10 track collection of faves from one of the UK's most enduring albums-based progressive rock/soft rock acts. Includes 'Time' 'Damned If I Do' 'Psychobabble' 'Games People Play' 'Snake Eyes' etc.
Fabulous official reissue of this US '60s psych legend. Taken from the master tapes with vastly improved sound quality and full sleeve notes this trippy psychedelic album has a unique sound all of its own. Mixing dream improvisation with west-coast styled garage psych it's one of the rarest and best private pressings.... Now deleted -
A budget price 10 track compilation from the early career of this much-remembered UK prog rock act that grew from the ashes of the Zombies and gave its first break to hit songwriter Russ Ballard, who subdequently penned hits for Rainbow, Three Dog Night and Magnum. Concentrating mainly on their classic early albums such as 'In Deep' and featuring both their hits 'God Gave Rock And Roll To You' (later covered by Kiss) and 'Hold Your Head Up' (later covered by Uriah Heep) alongside other classic tracks, all of which you've heard before, but which are great anyway.
One of the many UK bands who hopped the wag Stateside in the late 70s (Charlie, City Boy, Sad Café, Sniff N The Tears) in order to avoid this country's media-instigated punk 'purge' and purvey the brand of slick, commercial AOR they knew Stateside audiences would lap up. Sheffield's Babys, led by future solo star John Waite and featuring ex-members of Strider and Renia, were possibly the best of the whole bunch and are now fondly remembered as instigators of a whole scene that follwed. This budget price compilation collects the work of both their original lineup and their later incarnation which featured two key US players: Ricky Phillips and Jonathan Cain. Both would appear alongside Waite later in Bad English: Phillips is currently a member of Styx, and Cain found greater recognition with Sammy Hagar and ultimately as a replacement for Gregg Rolie in Journey. This compilation includes some of their best known tunes such as 'Midnight Rendezvous' 'Every Time I Think Of You' (later covered by Kiss!!) 'Love Won't Wait' and 'In Your Eyes'. Now get the proper albums out on CD!! Isn't it time?
Originals all the way 2 Killer 60's Garage Bands on this extinct CD. 1966-style beat-garage with frat, folkrock and some Brill Building pop moves, more competent and pro-sounding than the genre average. Material taken from the 1966-68 period. An original copy of the Arkay LP with cover and insert sold for almost $5000 in 2001.The second part of the disc is made up from the band from PA the Outcasts, whose half actually is superior. Classic US '60's sounds and now this CD is deleted! This is old stock and some have (neat) small drill holes through the front and rear liner cards.The CD cases and the CD itself are brand new and do not have any holes or damage and impossible this to find!! LAST ELEVEN COPIES
Based in Detroit Michigan, Impact ran between 1965 and 1967 and in that time managed to feature the cream of the local music scene. This collection of singles features such luminaries as The Human Beings, The Inner Circle and The Boss Five as well as lesser known garage bands such as The Classmen, The Sheppards, The Lollipops and more. Great comp and all from the masters..NOW DELETED THIS IS THE LAST COPY.
Yee haw, doggone my grits and grab me a bottle of Rebel Yell wrapped in a Confederate flag, pardner!!! And if yew don't, I'm gon' bust yo ass, bro' (Er, you come from the Birmingham in ENGLAND- Ed) This is a 10-track CD outlining some of the biggest hits of the Southern style of rock'n' roll, made famous (or should that be infamous?) by the mighty Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose 'Saturday Nite Special' and 'Sweet Home Alabama' are included here, as well as tracks from Molly Hatchet, 38 Special, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Skynyrd spin-off Van Zant and the more rock'n'roll based Fabulous Thunderbirds. Ideal rock'n'roll party music to make your beard grow.
A budget priced 10 track collection of faves from the Memphis legends, writers of some of the most perfect pop-rock songs of all time. Includes 'In The Street' (later covered by Cheap Trick as the theme to 'That Seventies Show') 'When My Baby's Beside Me' 'September Gurls' (later recorded by the Bangles) 'Back Of A Car' 'Feel' and their version of Todd Rundgren's 'Slut'
Budget priced 10 track collection of classic tracks from AOR songwriting genius and axe-widdly master, best known for the anthemic, fist-punching 'The Stroke' (included here) and 'She's A Runner'. For fans of: Rick Springfield, early Bryan Adams, Night Ranger etc.
Budget and somewhat confusingly-compiled overview of some of the best works of this legendary US 'thinking man's metal' band. The track from which the title of this compilation is taken is still their best known work, but many other highlights are included here such as 'Career Of Evil' from their masterpiece "Secret Treaties", the touching ballad 'In Thee', the AOR classic 'Burning For You', the proto-speed metal 'The Red And The Black' and a surprising FOUR inclusions from the 'Spectres' album, among which are the bludgeoning 'Godzilla' (later recorded by Fu Manchu) and the Ian Hunter-penned (boy does it show, too) 'Going Thru The Motions'.
Twenty two track comp of the legendary Mid-West US sixties band, that combines early pop material with their later psychedelic singles like well known "The Orange Rooftops Of Your Mind" and "You Can Live In Our Tree".
Both albums on one disc from one of the earliest exponents of psychedelia. All done at a breakneck pace, this is power garage psychedelic punk to be more precise, and includes all their best known tunes such as "Tobacco Road", "Gloria" and "Pipe Dream". Great stuff! Includes repro of Comic and full liner notes....
A budget priced 10 track compilation featuring the very best known tracks by the man who brought us 'Honey' (played every night by DJ Mike Smash outside his ex-wife Tessa's window after their separation) 'Summer ,The First Time' (a certain Freak Emporium writer's favourite song of all time!!) 'Watchin' Scotty Grow' (winner of the Sickliest Whitebread Buddy Buddy Lyrics Of All Time Award) and 'See The Funny Little Clown' No, seriously, though, it must be said that while Goldsboror has never been a credible artiste in the minds of many, he does have a superb voice and know how to knock out a damn fine tune, and all jokes aside, these are timeless hits.
Classic 1962 Soul/R&B album gets the CD treatment. The ultimate sixties Stax release with a band including anyone who was anyone in the Memphis scene at the time. Tracks include "Rinky-Dink", the bluesy "Behave Yourself" and, of course, the classic instrumental title track. A must have
Budget priced 10 track collection of hard rockin' stompin' tracks from Brownsville Station, the 70s US high-school glitter rockers (actually from Detroit rather than Brownsville) best known for "Smokin' In The Boys' Room" (later covered by Motley Crue with excellent video starring Michael Berryman), whose frontman Cub Koda specialised in onstage patter and theatrics that would influence everyone from Alex Harvey to Alice Cooper and Peter Wolf. As well as their own material, the Brownies recorded several covers in a rawk'n'rawl, teen-stompin' style: the Pioneers''Let Your Yeah Be Yeah' 'Barefootin' 'I'm The Leader Of The Gang' and even an Ian Hunter song in the shape of 'I Get So Excited'. Great stuff.
Formed from the ashes of the Lemon Drops in 1969.The band re-located to SF and the influence of the hippie scene is still prevalent in the music but with a much harder edge.This is a classic combination of acid rock tinged with harmonies and great lead fuzz guitar from Eddie Weiss.Classic US '60's sounds and now this CD is deleted! This is old stock and some have (neat) small drill holes through the front and rear liner cards.The cd cases and the cd itself are brand new and do not have any holes or damage
A budget price 6 track collection of recordings from Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, one of the true giants of the alto saxophone. Featuring his hit 'Mercy Mercy Mercy' (written by Josef Zawinul, later given words by Paul Williams and covered by The Creation !!) and the legendary composition 'Work Song' written by his brother Nat.
Compilation of earlier, poppier material from 60s British Invasion folksters Cjad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde, containing their hits 'Summer Song' ' Willow Weep For Me' 'Yesterday's Song' and 'Before And After' . Remastered.
Ten track compilation from the barrier breaking four piece of the late sixties. Incorporating Funk, Psychedelia, Soul and Blues, in confident, swinging, trippy and summery moods, this compilation of course includes the '68 single "Time Has Come Today", an eleven minute soul epic that broke into the top 40 that year. Also includes: "Funky", "Harlem Uptown" and "I Can't Turn You Loose"
A budget price collection from the greatest American band ever (wanna argue? You'll lose!!) featuring original versions of ten of their best known tunes. They're all there: 'Surrender' ' Oh Caroline' 'ELO Kiddies' 'Way Of The World' etc, every single one a winner and blessed by the Man Of A Thousand Voices.
Long gone compilation featuring rare psych singles from assorted US '60's bands including The Basement Wall, The Innsmen, Persian Market, Neurotic Sheep, Chaparrals, Rouges, Lynx, Highlifes, New Breed, Fronts, and the Lemon Fog. All copies are cut-outs and have a very small drill hole in cover.
One volume of the long gone series of comps. Unreleased garage band demos from 1966 - 1968. Missing Links have 9 tracks (1965-1968), The Nuchez 2 tracks (1967) band also featured on Chocolate Soup, Lemon Drops 6 tracks (1967-1968) and The Morning Dew 1 track (1966). All copies feature a small cut out drill hole in inlay.
Vol 7 from Texas to Tucson.includes The Shandrells Inc.1.Say What I Mean2.Just CryThe Shadows3.If You Love Me4.The Big MessThe Rocks5.Because Were YoungThe Lewallen Brothers6.You're Gonna Leave Me7.Don't Say WhyThe Feathers8.Don't Lie To Me9.When Day Is Done10.I Won't Be Your Stepping Stone11.Them OnionsThe Lewallen Brothers12.Wine Wine Wine13.Dream14.Cause You Want Me To15.I'm NormalThe Marsades16.Worries17.Please Let Me Know18.Interview with the Lewallen Brothers.All copies feature a small cut out drill hole in inlay.
Now long gone comp featuring great rare US punk and psych with cuts by The Wild Things, We Few, Sensacionals, Jerry Djai, Rumors, Unknowns, Quintette Plus, Boys and more. Track Listing : 1. The Wild Things - Tell Me 2 The We Few - Baby Please Don't Go 3. The We Few - Surprise, Surprise 4. The Sensacionals - Big Boss Man 5. The Sensacionals - Sweet Little Rock And Roller 6. Jerry Djai - Well, All Right 7. The Cavaliers (With J. Frank Wilson) - Bound To Happen 8. The Rumors - Hold Me Now 9. The Rumors - Without Her 10. The Unknown - Night Walkin' 11. The Unknown - Shake A Tail Feather 12. King Richard & The Knights - Work Out Sally 13. The Quintette Plus - Summertime 14. The Quintette Plus - Grits And Grease 15. The Quintette Plus - Work Song 16. The Quintette Plus - Shop Around 17. The Boys - How Do You Do With Me? 18. The Boys - I Wanna Know 19. The Boys - Angel Of Mine 20. The Boys - It's Hopeless 21. The Wild Things - My Girl. All copies feature a small cut out drill hole in inlay.
A superb budget compilation of the best- nown works of this legendary jazz pianist, at time of writing still alive and touring aged 85!! Often disparaged at the time due to commercial success of certain tunes included here ('Take Five' 'Blue Rondo A La Turk' 'Unsquare Dance') which snobby purist twats disapproved of, and also because his quartet seemed at times the face of acceptable, middle class, white (except bassist Gene Wright of course) dinner jazz, Brubeck's chordal, thumping piano style was actually a major influence on radical black pianist Cecil Taylor, and likewise Paul Desmond's alto playing on that of Anthony Braxton, possibly the most avant-garde saxophonist ever. There's also some storming renditions of 'You Go To My Head' 'Besame Mucho' and 'Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)' which show just how good the quartet were- particularly drummer Joe Morello- at their creative peak.
A budget priced 10 track live collection of some of the Purps' best known numbers from both Gillan and Coverdale eras ( sadly no Evans or Lynn Turner stuff included) including at least one Tommy Bolin solo.
Official reissue of super rare privately pressed garage album by this band from Illinois. Released in 1966 it's a strong selection of high energy rock and roll psychedelic garage with cover versions of "Gloria", "Route '66", "I Need You" and other similar numbers all performed with a powerful intensity. Classic US '60's sounds and now this CD is deleted! (all copies have a small cut out hole in inlay)
Mid-price compilation of this highly rated US blues guitarist, taught by Howlin' Wolf guitarist Smokey Smothers, and feted for his work with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton BB King and several San Fransisco legends. This compilation is drawn from the four albums he cut for Epic between 1969 and 1974, and his first album for Capricorn that year. Smokin' stuff.
A budget priced live collection from prog's widdliest soothsayers, including 'Tiger In a Spotlight' 'Still You Turn Me On' 'Lucky Man' 'Watching Over You' 'Fanfare' 'Hoedown' and others. Recordings date from the late 70s period.
Possibly the only psychedelic band operating out of '60s Washington D.C. this group of long-haired weirdos fell quickly into obscurity. Volume one of this two part set is the bands debut album which includes some stand out trippy psychedelic tracks that deserve a second hearing...
Second volume containing the bands awesome second album which 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. Great sleeve art.... need we say more?
A budget priced 10 track collection of live heavy blues'n' boogie from Foghat, possibly the biggest UK band in the States in the 70s after Zeppelin, Stones and the Who, yet largely unknown in their native land, hence their settlement on the US circuit (from whence the phrase 'to do a Foghat' derives). Includes 'Slow Ride' 'Fool For The City' 'Stone Blue' and versions of 'I Just Want To Make Love To You' and 'Sweet Home Chicago'.
Previously unreleased album from 1968 by US band from Montana. Something of an undiscovered psychedelic classic which takes various influences from Cream, Iron Butterfly and the Amboy Dukes with some great songwriting and trippy arrangements loaded with backward effects etc. Great stuff and better than many well known albums!
Two weird US '60s psych albums on one CD.. The first one features the tripped out acid madness of Rusty Evans (The Deep) with some of the strangest acid/garage psych of the '60's. A total classic. The second has Rusty and Felix Pappalardi (later of Mountain) jamming with a band of Arabian musicians in a style similar to Kaleidoscope meets John Berberian. Both albums were originally released in 1967.
Long out of print and excellent 60's comp that covers the Goldust label from New Mexico 1965-1969, from the Beau Brummel like Outer Limits to the far out Morfomen this CD rocks. includes1. Walkin' Away - The Outer Limits 2. Don't Need You No More - 3. The Waves - 4. Don't Leave Me - The Outer Limits 5. Alone And Crying - The Outer Limits 6. Begin Your Crying - The Outer Limits 7. Y' Love - The Grass 8. I'm Getting Tired - The Grass 9. Thinking Of You - The Morfomen 10. What I'm Going Through - The Morfomen 11. Walkin'-Talkin' - The Keymen 12. What Am I To Do - The Keymen 13. Sand Surfin' - The Four Dimensions 14. I Love You For What You Are - The Four Dimensions 15. The Doubles Of Our Hearts - Pat And Dodie 16. He's Gone From Me - Pat And Dodie. All copies feature a small cut out drill hole in inlay.
A budget 10-track collection featuring some of the first lady of West Coast rock's best known performances, either as a solo artist or a member of Jefferson Airplane/Starship. Look out especially for 'Rejoyce' which was a mammoth idea even for the times!!
Brand new '60s US garage and psych series in superb packaging and from the master tapes! - with punk classics from The Bad Seeds, Zakary Thaks, Liberty Bell, Nomads, Michael and more.Last 2 copies available now Bargain Price!
Including The Tidal Waves, The Outcasts, The Basement Wall, The Kings Court,Fugitives and lots more. Punky psychy and raw sounds from the US.Classic US '60's sounds and now this CD is deleted! (all copies have a small cut out hole in inlay)
This CD contains all the major groups that 2 leading band members were involved in duringtheir careers inthe60's andearly 70's.Includes 4 tracks by theHeadstones(a sizzling garage outfit), 5 tracks by thepsychedelic outfit Oxford Circus, 4 tracks bythe hard rock psych outfit Seompi and more.Some distortion may exist onsometracks due to the non availabilty of themastertracks. Classic US '60's sounds and now this CD is deleted! (all copies have a small cut out hole in inlay)
Demos, singles and unreleased tracks by this killer US '60s garage psych band who made the monster "Optical Sound" and other acid punk classics. They came from California and their much sought after singles were mixed by the infamous Wally Heider (later to do a similar job with The Grateful Dead). A footnote band up till now, The Human Expression certainly deserve this kind of showcase.
Bridging the gap between garage punk and psychedelia this CD not only includes rare tracks from The Human Expression, but also other groups such as Mechanical Switch, Children Of The Mushroom (WOW!), The Rubber Band and The Front Page News all of which are remixed from the master tapes in STUNNING quality. Innovative, informative and impressive stuff with full sleeve notes!!
Concert from classic post-Frampton Pie lineup recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour in San Fransisco, 1973. Features '30 Days In The Hole' 'Hot And Nasty' 'C Mon Everybody' etc. Hear that Stevie scream!!
Welcome to the world of psych garage punk, as the Fe Fi Four Plus 2, Lincoln St Exit, Cellar Dwellers, Five To One Odds, Yesterday's Children and other inhabitants of the Lance record label's psychedelic soul basement were unleashed on the great American public. Plenty of rare Sixties singles here together with a number of previously unreleased goodies too. The title track is of course essential,Last copy known to man
Compilation of their best recordings from the '70s. Superfly soul funk includes "It's Your Thing", "For The Love Of You (parts 1 & 2)", Fight The Power", "Summer Breeze", which features the distinctive fuzzed out guitar work of Ernie Isley - making a cool ten tracks in total.
A budget price reissue of the first Motown release from one of the label's most prolific inhouse instrumentalists, the only one to really strike out on his own as a soloist and carve a niche. A squealing tenor sax player influenced by early R'n'B jukebox jivers such as Louis Jordan (no, not the actor), Illinois Jacquet, Paul Quinichette, Earl Bostic and Eddie Vinson, Walker added his raspy, raw vocals to this sound and straddled the R'n'B, jazz, soul and pop worlds in a way not many credible artists did. This album includes his signiature tune 'I'm A Road Runner' and the title track which was later a hit, albeit in a much altered form, for Vanilla Fudge.
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....
A reissue of the debut album from this 70s US band who graced the charts with their one and only hit single 'Dancing In The Moonlight' (later covered, of course, in the 00s by the noxious and loathsome Toploader and used on that bloody advert with Jamie 'Punch Me In The Face' Oliver, but it wasn't their fault, was it?) Unique for their lineup that featured three keyboardists, guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, but sadly unable to capitalise on their one US Top 20 hit despite the support of the Beach Boys ( who loved them) they split after a second album in 1977. This is, however, quality East Coast soul-rock not a million miles away from the Asbury Jukes or Sons Of Champlin, and should be checked out.
Budget priced collection of the hits and more of this late 70s US power pop act who, alongside The Cars, The Romantics and certain elemets of Cheap Trick, were the States' equivalent to the 'skinny tie' boom then popular in the UK. People may have taken the piss back then, but time has shown what music lovers ultimately knew: these were great songs. Includes 'My Sharona' (duh!) 'Baby Talks Dirty' 'Good Girls Don't' and 'Boys Go Crazy'.
A budget priced 10 track collection from the cheesiest, sleeziest, most OTT European rock band of all time- a band whose singer once told the massed ranks of Hammersmith Odeon "London, I want to come in your mouse!!" and who stole more riffs, hooks, styles and attitude from every other band than ANY other band. Still, they wrote some damn good songs in their time, such as 'Headhunter' 'Midnite Maniac' 'Screaming In The Night' and the immortal 'Long Stick Goes Boom' -(possibly the ultimate cock rock songtitle outside of Whitesnake's 'Slide It In)' and they're all here, alongside covers from The Guess Who, Sweet and Alice Cooper. Rock out with your cock out. . .
One of the many unsung heroes of 60's US psych/garage the Lemon Drops came within a hairs breadth of getting a major record deal with their wonderful "I Live In the Springtime" (included on the first Nuggets box set) which was a local hit in 1967 in Chicago and as far as New York. "It Happens everyday" and "Sometime Ago" are just as fine as the band moved away from a garage folk rock sound to a more psych flower power feel. This CD featues both deleted albums originally issued on Cicadelic. Classic US '60's sounds and now this CD is deleted! (all copies have a small cut out hole in inlay)
Psychedelic punk-rock from Texas, this compilation of the finest tracks from The Liberty Bell includes all of their rare '60s singles, incorporating their work with ex-Zakary Thaks singer Chris Gerniottis. Great fuzzed and phased guitar work which gets really trippy at times. Essential for collectors of Texas Psych.
A budget price collection of truckin', moonshine-drinkin' rock 'n'roll from a great band, still in operation some 25 years after the death of their frontman and mentor, ex-Mother Of Invention Lowell George. These live versions date from a 1992 tour, and feature the Barrere/ Gradney/ Hayward axis leading the band through various favbes such as 'Feets Don't Fail Me Now' 'Fat Man In The Bathtub' 'Oh Atlanta' (no relation to the Bad Co. song of the same name) and 'Hate To Lose Your Lovin'. A decent live compilation for wideload owners everywhere.
Founded in Houston Texas in 1965, these guys were label mates and friends of the 13th Floor Elevators. This is a straight 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"....
Interesting CD By future Foreigner Singer -Very Nice 1970 styled rock material with a vibe similar to Vanilla Fudge.Great orchestration throughout on these well structured songs.This was First and only album of the band, after it was finished Poor Heart disbanded and Lou Gramm went on to form Black Sheep, so the material was stored for 23 years. Although a bootleg record titled "I Wish Today Was Yesterday" could have been released in the eighties, this recording was not officially released until 1993 as "A Foreigner In His Own Land (The Early Years)".This is old stock and some have (neat) small drill holes through the front and rear liner cards.The cd cases and the cd itself are brand new and do not have any holes or damage
The first album by this classic US '60s psych band concentrates on the bands song-writing skills contained 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...
Excellent second album, that gets more psychedelic. Long weird explorations featuring fuzzed guitar and modular phasing, various keyboards and the highly individual vocals of Randy Monaco. A great album...
An official reissue of one of the greatest psychedelic albums ever made. Made in the late '60s by the US band, this is a timeless masterpiece. A fusion of tripped out orchestral experimentation blends with acid fried raga rock, weird sound collages, spaced out lyrics and the kitchen sink. It's an audio Salvador Dali picture.... Sheer brilliance... Includes the rare single!
Two for one CD issue of two albums from the original (ie Paul Jones/Mike Vickers) era of Manfred Mann, 1965-66. 22 tracks that range from hits such as 'Pretty Flamingo' and 'Hubble Bubble Toil And Trouble' to Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Herbie Hancock covers that betray Mann and Hugg's jazz and blues influences beautifully. Their own compositions such as 'Tired Of Trying, Bored With Lying, Scared Of Dying' 'Did You Have To Do That' and 'Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron' (well, it was the 60s!) are no mean feat either, but most curious of all is a cover of Lothar And The Hand People's 'Machines' that pre-empts the sound of industrial music by some fifteen years!! Well worth hearing.
This is not the Marcus album that we had on previous lists, but is the Marcus album from 1970 that featured Rusty Evans of psychedelic legends The Deep and The Freak Scene. The album Includes a stunning version of the epic "Million Grains Of Sand" and has the feel of psychedelic period Donovan with dreamy lyrics and fragile acoustic and electric instrumentation.
First two albums from these '80s neo-psych pop punksters on one CD, together with rare B-sides. Phased vocals, backwards guitars and tracks like "Psilocybin Explosion" and "Groovy Little Trip" give you some idea of what these guys were about. Also includes a great cover of The Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows".
Undoubtedly the most gifted musician in the Monkees, and the only one (they say) who ever played any of the instruments on their albums from 'Headquarters' onwards, Nesmith found his real niche in the 70s as the leader of the First and Second National Bands, purveyors of some of the finest country rock outside of Gram and Emmylou, where his extraordinary vocal range and songwriting skills were put to use for the first time. This compilation features 16 treasures from that era, such as 'Joanne' and 'Nevada Fighter' , played with flair by a band including regular contributors Red Rhodes and John London.
A compilation from the comdy troupe who are as inextricably associated with the Seventies as Pink Floyd or three day weeks, and possibly the greatest defining influence on British comedy of the last 40 years. Thery're all here, including Nudge Budge, the Four Yorkshiremen, the infamous Lumberjack Song and more. F' Tang F'Tang Bus Stop Ole Ole Biscuit Barrel!! Alduce me to introlow myslef. ANYTHJING GOES IN!! ANYTHING GOES OUT!! FISH!! BANANAS!! OLD PYJAMAS, MUTTON, BEEF AND TROUT!! Still a cynical old rip off though. I wouldn't waste me money on it if I were you, the artists probabaly won't see a penny anyway. Buy the proper albums on second hand vinyl instead. I mean, I didn't want to write this tosh for a living. I wanted to be a LUMBERJACK!!! Actually I wanted to be a porn star, but I'm in a relationship. Oh hang it. Like I give a. . .Due In: 15/05/2006
Live recording unearthed from mid-period lineup of the band when West, Laing and Pappalardi had been joined by rhythm guitarist David Perry, who replaced outgoing keyboardist Steve Knight. Obviously recorded during the festive season, as a version of 'Jingle Bells'(!!) graces us with its presence, Leslie and the chaps are in fine fettle as they tear through the usuals such as 'Mississippi Queen' 'Nantucket Sleighride' 'Never In My Life' and 'Theme From An Imaginary Western' plus some rock and roll standards to boot. To be played very loud indeed.
A budget priced 10-track collection of extended live recordings from the Scots hard rockers, featuring some of their best known tunes in slightly longer form than their studio counterparts. Standout is a full seven-minute 'Morning Dew'.
14 track compilation of this most quaintly English of 60s pop chart-toppers, who combined jazz, swing, schmaltz, humour, oompah, chutzpah and of course vaudeville in equal measures- and therefore drove Viv Stanshall bonkers by efffectively beating him to NO 1 with his own idea!!! Title of CD comes of course from their chart-topping 1966 single: other tracks include 'Green Street Green' 'Finchley Central' 'I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet' and 'Sadie Moonshine'. One would make further ruminations, dear fellow, but have just remembered that we haven't been introduced. . .
Long gone CD featuring a whole concert by this Long Island NY band who recorded in the mid 60's and made a couple of singles for Decca and Cameo. A previously unreleased single is also included on this CD. The concert was recorded on Saturday 4th March 1967. A great British sounding garage band this CD has them covering such gems as "Satisfation","HeyJoe", "Gloria" and 6 minute "Like A Rolling Stone" and more. The bonus unreleased 1967 single features the tracks "Society's Child" and "Get It On". Classic US '60's sounds and long deleted! (all copies have a small cut out hole in booklet)
Released as the band's third album in 1969, this compilation actually features work from their days with Challenge Records, recorded before their debut album in 1967. Good pop music, with proto-psych touches and still featuring the wondrous voice of Sandi (here called Barbara) Robinson.
The Penthouse 5 were one of dozens of unsung bands floating around Texas in the mid-1960's. Based on the recorded evidence, however, they were also one of the great ones-lots of acts claim the Beatles as inspiration, but the Penthouse 5 translated the Beatles (and, to some extent, the Byrds') influence into garage rock terms about as well as any of them.This great CD contains all their material and other related bands such as the WordD and the By Fives.20 tracks in total. Classic US '60's sounds and now this CD is deleted! (all copies have a small cut out hole in inlay)
More 60's US psychedelic rarities and groove bombs. Appearing for the first time in many a long day are The District Six twelve tracks from 1966 - 1967 and The Night Owls have four tracks from 1966, including ultra rare alternate single version of 'The Hassle'.
The "first ever heavy metal band to top the US pop charts" it sez here, Kevin Dubrow and Co became an overnight sensation in the US in the early 80s due to two well-promoted updatings of Slade songs. The resulting album, 'Metal Health' drove everybody wild in 1981 and a series of hits, such as 'Winners Take All' 'King Of The Hill' and 'The Wild And The Young' followed- all of which, plus more, are included here, It didn't last for ever, but whilst it did, the Riot were rock'n'roll in excelsis.
Both albums by this US '60s psych band obviously influenced by Vanilla Fudge. Fuzz guitars, lots of keyboards and soulful vocals are mixed into a heavy and slow tempos creating a paisley handle bar moustache vibe. "Sweet Little Smoke" is a great dope song...."Let me float out on a marshmallow sea"... while "The Minstral" is very trippy....
A budget priced reissue of the debut album from the ex McCoys/Edgar Winter Group guitar hero, which includes 'You Can Have Me' and 'Sailor' At last, something released on this bloody label which isn't an utterly pointless compilation. . .
A collection of live recordings from a much underrated band, who rose to public acclaim at the time of the US power pop craze that begat The Knack and The Cars, but who had a far more 50s image and Detroit garage sound. These live recordings are extremely rare and have never been available on CD until now.
Basically the third Shadows LP which includes the hit "Shake" as well as the rather splendid acid rock weird-out "Uncle Wigley's Airship". Somewhat less frenetic than their earlier garage roots, this album sees them branching out into a new heavy psych rock direction.
A budget priced live collection from the Chicago AOR giants, concentrating largely on the newer material from their last three albums but with a few classics ('Grand Illusion' 'Fooling Yourself' 'Too Much Time On My Hands' and an enchanced video of 'Renegade') thrown in for good measure.
Two-for-one reissue of first two albums by Colorado based country-pop-rockers, featuring their biggest hit 'Green Eyed Lady'. Has stood up surprisingly well all things considered. Bonus track added is 1975's 'Don't Call Us, We'll Call You' from the album of the same name, which hints that Sugarloaf may have been one of the first acts to experiment with sampling!!! You learn something new every day.
A budget priced compilation of the Nuge's assorted and assembled hits, including the seminal 'Cat Scratch Fever' 'Just What The Doctor Ordered' 'Yank Me Crank Me' and 'Scream Dream'. Put simply: Waaarrgggh! Metaaaal! Vegans, non-English speakers and pinko commie faggots need not apply. . .
Compilation of five of the best each from two of America's prime 70s rock acts: the fearlessly outspoken and fiery Detroit axeslinger Ted Nugent, and the bludgeoningly powerful Mountain, led of course by ten-ton shredder Leslie West. Tracks from each artist include some of their best known material: in Ted's case 'Wango Tango' 'Hey Baby' and 'Cat Scratch Fever' all weigh in, whilst on the Mountain side (geddit?) 'Mississippi Queen' and 'Don't Look Around' are set to full throttle. Value for money at a mere 7 squid.
Long gone US 60's garage comp CD compilation that contains super rare recordings by The Mad Hatters, The Sting rays The Apollos and The Briks. As a bonus you also get a contemporary interview with one of The Mad Hatters. Track Listing : 1. Time Is On My Side - The Mad Hatters 2. Satisfaction - The Mad Hatters 3. Mickey's Monkey - The Mad Hatters 4. What's Your Hurry? - The Mad Hatters 5. Fun, Fun, Fun - The Sting Rays 6. You Can't Do That - The Sting Rays 7. Mr. Moonlight - The Sting Rays 8. Love Potion No.9 - The Sting Rays 9. She Loves You - The Sting Rays 10. Tell Me Why - The Sting Rays 11. The In Crowd - The Apollos 12. California Girls - The Apollos 13. It's Not Easy - The Briks 14. Let's Spend The Night Together - The Briks 15. Bonus Track: 1965 Interview With A Mad Hatter - The Briks 16. Bonus Track: Mad Hatter Pick Hit To Go Go Go! - The Briks. All copies feature a small cut out drill hole in the booklet..
We have managed to find the fantastic third volume of the now deleted Garage Band Legends series. It features The Exotics and The Morning Dew as well as the Austin, Texas based Thingies who made some amazing psychedelic garage singles such as the mind frying "Mass Confusion" for the equally legendary Sonobeat label. 29 tracks of psychotic psychedelia from the late Sixties and all from the master tapes. These albums are deleted and all have a small cut out hole in inlay.
Detroit's finest '60s psych punksters combine on this CD. The Unrelated Segments are the more psychedelic of the two and this CD includes their singles and a bunch of unreleased classic psychedelic rock. The Tidal Wave unleash high calibre stomping garage punk. All tracks taken from the masters!
Compilation of some of the finer moments of Walthamstow's hard rock instigators- from the 'High and Mighty' 'Fallen Angel' 'Demons And Wizards' 'Wonderworld' 'Abominog' 'Look At Yourself' 'Firefly' and 'Head First' albums. Not sure what the motivation behind it all is, but anything with 'Heep' written on it is normally worth having.
A budget-priced 12 track collection of the greatest hits of this instrumental US beat combo, possibly the first in existence!! Includes 'Hawaii Five O' 'Lolita Ya Ya' 'Wipeout' 'Slaughter On Tenth Avenue' 'Blue Moon' and 'Lullabye Of The Leaves'.
Very hard to find (even when it was in print!) CD version of a 1986 vinyl release on Cicadelic. The Mad Hatters contributed a band member to the more well known Fallen Angels who made two fantastic psych LP's. This CD is pretty hot garage also featuring The Apollos. It includes bonus material from1965 & 66 not on the original LP. Track Listing : 1. Go Fight Alone - Mad Hatters Listen 2. I Need Love - Mad Hatters Listen 3. Pebble in My Sand - Mad Hatters Listen 4. Goodbye Babe - Mad Hatters Listen 5. Hello Girl - Mad Hatters Listen 6. I'll Come Running - Mad Hatters Listen 7. That's the Breaks - Apollos Listen 8. Target Love - Apollos Listen 9. It's a Monster - Apollos Listen 10. Country Boy - Apollos Listen 11. Dance, Dance, Dance - Apollos Listen 12. Mr. Lonely - Apollos Listen 13. I Need Love [Live] - Mad Hatters Listen 14. Confessin' the Blues [Live] - Mad Hatters Listen 15. Treat Her Right [Live] - Mad Hatters Listen 16. Mad Hatter Medley [Live] - Mad Hatters Listen 17. Little Latin Lupe Lu [Live] - Apollos Listen 18. Good Lovin' [Live] - Apollos Listen 19. Time Won't Let Me [Live] - Apollos Listen 20. Green Onions [Live] - Apollos. This CD is deleted s oall copies have a small cut out hole in inlay.
CD that collects an hour's worth of previously unreleased tracks from the end of the career of these Chicago psych-poppers, who released only one regional single on a tiny label during their entire history.This was the band formed after Buzzsaw.Check out the dramatic stop-and-start acid rocker "Blown Away," and Raphael's killer Hammond B-3 work, sounds as if he knows his Traffic and early Deep Purple albums well. Classic US '60's sounds from a long deleted CD! This is old stock and some have (neat) small drill holes through the front and rear liner cards.The CD cases and the CD itself are brand new and do not have any holes or damage.
A budget priced collection of the works of this mid-70s American act, most famous of course for their funk-rock crossover smash 'Play That Funky Music White Boy' but known for precious little else. Like their counterparts American Ram Jam with 'Black Betty', they failed to follow their one hit, possibly because when a record makes such an impact, very stupid people (which make up about 90 percent of the world's population) cannot compute the fact that the band could ever record anything else. However, the band's four albums reveal a great hard rock act with plenty of funk, blues and soul influences, capable of jamming with the best of them- and the ten tracks here are just a sample of that sound. Now will somebody please reissue their actual albums?
Long out of print and excellent 60's comp that covers these 2 excellent New England labels from the 60's. Packed with bands. 1. You Name It 2. So I Guess 3. Laugh 4. Farmer John by The Tidal Waves. 5. There's a Tear 6. I Gotta See Her by the Falcons. 7. You Ain't Gonna Bring Me Down to My Knees 8. Sometimes I Don't Like Myself by The Outside Inn 9. Operation Blue Light by Skid Mark & the Victims 10. Does It Make You Feel Better 11. Sun Also Rises 12. You Make Me Shake off the Blues by the 90th Congress 13. Rape the Wind 14. When Mother Nature Was a Girl by the Falcons. ,All copies feature a small cut out drill hole in inlay.