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1 - ACKLES, DAVID - DAVID ACKLES - (LP) 
1972


David Ackless eponymous 1968 debut is a rich emotional experience rife with poignant balladry and evocative lyricism. The eras market was unprepared for such a singular songwriter, but the cult of Ackles is a potent force and this reissue obliges its demands. Elton John, Bernie Taupin and Elvis Costello are Ackles acolytes-the latter even championed him as "perhaps the greatest unheralded songwriter of the late 60s." As a staff songwriter for Elektra and avid composer for theatre and film, Ackles developed a maverick style. Indeed, David Ackles materialized when Elektra couldnt imagine a singer more suitable for the material than its composer. David Ackles boasts wonderfully restrained arrangements that only enhance its power. The widely covered opening track "The Road to Cairo" features Ackles at the pinnacle of his emotive ability. With marvelous dramatic grace, he evokes the weary travelers wisdom and turmoil as it devolves to a devastating breaking point. Its a gut-wrenching moment, though one quickly tempered by the melancholy "When Love Is Gone" and beatific "What a Happy Day." Perhaps akin to Randy Newman, Scott Walker or the darkest Van Dyke Parks (at least for their inimitability), Ackless debut sounds peerless today. As critic and archivist Richie Unterberger writes in the liner notes, "About 45 years later, the record is more durable than many a high-charting singer-songwriter statement of the time, precisely for the idiosyncratic qualities that kept it shrouded in obscurity at the time of its release." This record is an extraordinary achievement-it belongs to a universe bordering on Tim Buckley and Leonard Cohen, not to mention Scott Walker and Randy Newman, but with a starkness all its own..

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Road To Cairo 02. When Love Is Gone 03. Sonny Come Home 04. Blue Ribbons 05. What A Happy Day 06. Down River 07. Laissez-faire 08. Lotus Man 09. His Name Is Andrew 10. Be My Friend


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 10-12-2013
Item # : 450916     
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2 - APHEX TWIN - ... I CARE BECAUSE YOU DO - (LP) 
1972


TRACKLISTING: 01. Acrid Avid Jam Shred 02. The Waxen Pith 03. Wax The Nip 04. Icct Hedral (edit) 05. Ventolin (video Version) 06. Come On You Slags 07. Start As You Mean To Go On 08. Wet Tip Hen Ax 09. Mookid 10. Alberto Balsalm 11. Cow Cud Is A Twin 12. Next Heap With


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 02-10-2012
Item # : 429905     
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3 - APHEX TWIN - RICHARD D. JAMES ALBUM - (LP) 
1972


TRACKLISTING: 01. 4 02. Cornish Acid 03. Peek 824545201 04. Fingerbib 05. Corn Mouth 06. To Cure A Weakling Child 07. Goon Gumpas 08. Yellow Calx 09. Girl/boy Song 10. Logon Rock Witch


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 02-10-2012
Item # : 429906     
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4 - DEEBANK, MAURICE - INNER THOUGHT ZONE - (CD) 
1972


Maurice Deebank recorded his instrumental solo debut for the seminal Cherry Red imprint in 1984 while still the guitarist in Felt, the pastoral English pop group led by the notorious eccentric Lawrence Hayward (best known simply as Lawrence). Felts early albums Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty, The Splendour of Fear and Ignite the Seven Cannons and Set Sail for the Sun were marked by melancholy guitar interplay and a lofty pop sensibility, but Inner Thought Zone illustrates how significant Deebanks role was in crafting Felts signature sound. Seven-minute album centerpiece "Silver Fountain of Paradise Square" and "Study No. 1" make beautiful use of supple arpeggios whimsically bent into cyclical structures in and around which Deebank weaves solos. His performance is nuanced and dynamic, undermining his own technical skill for the sake of expression, and its easy to hear Inner Thought Zone as an exposition of the increasing introspection that led to his departure from Felt. Glistening chords, synthesizer flourishes and breezy plateaus of exaltation collide with the sense of loss and isolation generally explored by Deebanks peers in the post-punk era, but rarely with as much impeccable grace and finesse..

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Watery Song 02. Four Corners Of The Earth 03. Study No. 1 04. Silver Fountain Of Paradise Square 05. Dance Of Deliverance 06. Maestoso Con Anima


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-06-2013
Item # : 442900     
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5 - DEEBANK, MAURICE - INNER THOUGHT ZONE - (LP) 
1972


Maurice Deebank recorded his instrumental solo debut for the seminal Cherry Red imprint in 1984 while still the guitarist in Felt, the pastoral English pop group led by the notorious eccentric Lawrence Hayward (best known simply as Lawrence). Felts early albums Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty, The Splendour of Fear and Ignite the Seven Cannons and Set Sail for the Sun were marked by melancholy guitar interplay and a lofty pop sensibility, but Inner Thought Zone illustrates how significant Deebanks role was in crafting Felts signature sound. Seven-minute album centerpiece "Silver Fountain of Paradise Square" and "Study No. 1" make beautiful use of supple arpeggios whimsically bent into cyclical structures in and around which Deebank weaves solos. His performance is nuanced and dynamic, undermining his own technical skill for the sake of expression, and its easy to hear Inner Thought Zone as an exposition of the increasing introspection that led to his departure from Felt. Glistening chords, synthesizer flourishes and breezy plateaus of exaltation collide with the sense of loss and isolation generally explored by Deebanks peers in the post-punk era, but rarely with as much impeccable grace and finesse..

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Watery Song 02. Four Corners Of The Earth 03. Study No. 1 04. Silver Fountain Of Paradise Square 05. Dance Of Deliverance 06. Maestoso Con Anima


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-06-2013
Item # : 442901     
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6 - DURUTTI COLUMN, THE - LC - (CD) 
1972


After debut album The Return of the Durutti Column was released, Vini Reilly decided to record its follow-up himself on a four-track cassette deck at home. Teaming up with drummer and fellow Manchester native Bruce Mitchell, the second Durutti Column album LC (named after Lotta Continua, a far-left radical Italian group) was another inspired musical collaboration. Though self-produced, the album retained traces of Reillys earlier work with Martin Hannett. This second set of evocative electric guitar compositions features a melding of Reillys urbane, contemplative style with Mitchells crisp, deliberate drumming. LC opens with "Sketch for Dawn (1)", incorporating Reillys unadorned spoken / sung vocals. The duo syncs up perfectly on album highlights such as the up-tempo "Jacqueline," the intimate "Messidor," and "The Missing Boy," a tribute to Reillys friend Ian Curtis of Joy Division. As equally powerful and in some ways better than the Durutti Columns debut, LC expands on the emotional promise of that album by continuing to transcend genre while offering a more song-oriented and accessible take on an increasingly unique approach to composition. Its an understated and inspiring masterpiece from the pre-shoegaze guitar maestro..


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-11-2012
Item # : 431559     
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7 - ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - OCEAN RAIN - (LP) 
1972


Liverpool post-punk bands masterpiece fourth album, contains hit singles "The Killing Moon", "Silver" and "Seven Seas". First vinyl reissue ever

TRACKLISTING: 01. Silver 02. Nocturnal Me 03. Crystal Days 04. The Yo-yo Man 05. Thorn Of Crowns 06. The Killing Moon 07. Seven Seas 08. My Kingdom 09. Ocean Rain

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 27-09-2011
Item # : 420767     
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8 - ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - PORCUPINE - (LP) 
1972


Classic third album from renowned Liverpool post-punk band, includes hit singles "The Cutter" and "The Back of Love". First vinyl reissue ever

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Cutter 02. The Back Of Love 03. My White Devil 04. Clay 05. Porcupine 06. Heads Will Roll 07. Ripeness 08. Higher Hell 09. Gods Will Be Gods 10. In Bluer Skies

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 27-09-2011
Item # : 420766     
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9 - GIST - EMBRACE THE HERD - (LP) 
1972


Though lesser-known than Young Marble Giants output, the sole LP from Stuart Moxhams The Gist is an essential entry in the great canon of English post-punk. As the principle composer in Young Marble Giants, Moxham honed minimal songwriting to maximal effect with the help of early electronic experimentation. He formed The Gist shortly before Young Marble Giants dissolution to realize experiments in sound outside his primary groups mold and feature friends from such bands as Essential Logic and Swell Maps. The Gist yielded several singles and Embrace the Herd, originally released in 1982 on Rough Trade and featuring fellow Giants Alison Statton and Phillip Moxham along with Epic Soundtracks. Recorded at home by Moxham, Embrace the Herd is a venerable instance of post-punk liberation to indulge every stylistic whim. With a four-track reel-to-reel, tape echo machine and menagerie of instruments, he veers from the beautifully understated and evocative "Love at First Sight" (with a timeless, quasi-R&B chorus) and the gleaming pop progression on "This Is Love" to instrumentals like "Far Concern" and "Fretting Away," the latter evoking Young Marble Giants sparse but evocative work on Colossal Youth. Moxham sometimes dons a prominently mixed baritone, coos soulfully elsewhere and defers to Stattons inimitable voice on "Clean Bridges." The fragmented and disparate ideas of Embrace the Herd expose the anatomy of bedroom DIY song-craft for listeners to revel in. Moxhams liner notes express humble amazement at fans continued interest in this body of work, but even a casual listen explains why Embrace the Herd perseveres. "[A]n intriguing debut.... I keep returning to the Herd... great ideas and a welcome spirit." -Melody Maker "It has the feeling of firesides, Welsh cottages and shaggy dogs.... Mind you, making a synthesizer sound rustic is quite a notable achievement." -NME "... the mannered folk whimsy of Jake Thackray collides with the intellect of Brian Eno in George Clintons back garden." -Mojo.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Far Concern 02. Love At First Sight 03. Fretting Away 04. Public Girls 05. Clean Bridges 06. Simian 07. Embrace The Herd 08. Iambic Pentameter 09. Carnival Headache 10. Concrete Slopes 11. The Long Run 12. Dark Shots


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-11-2013
Item # : 450274     
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10 - HAZLEWOOD, LEE - FRIDAY'S CHILD - (LP) 
1972


Riding the crest of successive hit-making for Duane Eddy, Sanford Clark, Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra, the ever-industrious Lee Hazlewood still found time to release his excellent third solo album in 1965. His second solo recording for the Reprise label, Fridays Child indulges his signature country-pop flare and pioneering use of vocal reverb. With electric guitar leads, harp and female backup vocals, the album finds Hazlewood embellishing his arrangements, though some of its strongest moments draw their impact only from his rich timbre. Some artists develop their voice for years; Hazlewoods third album proves it was an innate and irrevocable gift.Weepy guitar leads kick off the title track and Hazlewood takes up the story of twinkling sorrow and bad luck. He often speckles pain with humor, but "Fridays Child" is one of his most purely somber ballads. Elsewhere, with finger snaps, sparse backup vocals and Hazlewoods emotive intonation, the intro of "Houston" alone could carry on entirely a cappella and still endure as a classic. The composition made a hit for Dean Martin, but the Fridays Child version shows Hazlewoods inimitable skill as a vocal stylist. Mostly lacking the dada-esque humor of his first two albums, Fridays Child places Hazlewood in league with the eras greatest traditional songwriters, though one for whom pop conventions were to be bucked and cast aside.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Fridays Child 02. Hutchinson Jail 03. By The Way 04. Four Kinds Of Lonely 05. Houston 06. Sally Was A Good Girl 07. Since Youre Gone 08. A Real Live Fool 09. Im Blue 10. The Fool 11. That Old Freight Train 12. Me And Charlie


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-05-2014
Item # : 455626     
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11 - HAZLEWOOD, LEE - LOVE AND OTHER CRIMES - (LP) 
1972


Originally released in 1968 on Reprise, Lee Hazlewoods Love and Other Crimes merges countrified balladry and lounge styling with light psychedelic pop touches. Perhaps relaxing after his mid-decade semi-stardom as Nancy Sinatras foil, the devout Europhile decamped to Paris and assembled an ace backing band of fabled "Wrecking Crew" sessions players to record Love and Other Crimes. His stream-of-consciousness notes on the LPs back cover suggest Parisian days and nights of endless revelry and debauched excess in a land of unfamiliar languages and customs, but the music is high-class and impeccably performed-another contradictory Hazlewoodism to mark the mans unique career. The lounge atmospherics of "Shes Funny That Way" find Hazlewoods voice deep and resonant, piano runs skittering between each of his lines. At the last minute, the entire band ascends to a booming, ecstatic release, while Hazlewood vows to drown in his own tears. "Rosacoke Street" is a sleazy blues ballad about a host of restless characters, and "She Comes Running" pairs Hazlewoods voice with gusts of harpsichord. On "Pour Man," his voice descends to seemingly impossible depth, while "Morning Dew" treats the standard to a rollicking up-tempo arrangement of swells and bursts. Hazlewood reinforced his own enigmatic mythology even more after Love and Other Crimes, treating all of Europe as his stomping grounds. Love and Other Crimes places Hazlewood at the helm of an incredible ensemble, and synthesizes a bit of everything he lent to others as a producer. The result: one of the most diverse and consummate albums of his singularly eclectic and often confounding career..

TRACKLISTING: 01. Love And Other Crimes 02. Morning Dew 03. She Comes Running 04. Rosacoke Street 05. Shes Funny That Way 06. The House Song 07. Wait And See 08. Forget Marie 09. Pour Man 10. Love And Other Crimes


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-05-2014
Item # : 455624     
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12 - HAZLEWOOD, LEE - THE N.S.V.I.P. (NOT SO VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE) - (LP) 
1972


Lee Hazlewoods partnership with Reprise Records in the 1960s resulted in timeless hits for Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra. Throughout the decade, though, the label also released three of the artists most highly regarded solo works: The N.S.V.I.P.s, Fridays Child and Love and Other Crimes. Hazlewoods 1964 sophomore album The N.S.V.I.P.s (Not So Very Important People) is the perfect companion to his classic debut, Trouble Is a Lonesome Town, released the year prior. Setting his signature spoken intros to a new cast of small town eccentrics (perhaps modeled on his childhood locale in Mannford, Oklahoma), this early career high-point presents Hazlewood with all of his singular assets already intact: playful lyrics veering toward the bizarre, wry delivery and wonderfully understated pop-country song craft. "First Street Blues" opens The N.S.V.I.P.s with the saga of Leroy, the once-irascible dragon who converts to a cheerful wino. The small-town drunkards likely story merges with fantastic whimsy in Hazlewoods strange world. Elsewhere, he waxes absurd on "I Had a Friend" about Tarzans deficiencies as a citizen and marital prospect for Jane. He even imparts some simple wisdom about the presidential election on "Save Your Vote for Clarence Mudd." As always, Hazlewoods tongue is firmly rooted in cheek. Still, its easy to just forget that and live inside the poignant songs he creates for each and every one of the not so very important, but absolutely riveting, people-and dragons, too..

TRACKLISTING: 01. First Street Blues 02. I Had A Friend 03. Im Gonna Fly 04. Go Die Big City 05. I Aint Gonna Be 06. Have You Made Any New Bombs Today? 07. Everybody Calls Me Something 08. Save Your Vote For Clarence Mudd 09. I Might Break Even 10. Just Bluesin


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-05-2014
Item # : 455622     
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13 - JESUS & MARY CHAIN - BARBED WIRE KISSES - (LP) 
1972


The Jesus and Mary Chain released Barbed Wire Kisses (B-Sides and More) in 1988, just five years into their existence. The album is an incredible collection of singles, outtakes and rare tracks that proved to fans outside of collectors circles that the group ranked among the UKs great singles bands. Barbed Wire Kisses showcases a more varied presentation of the band. Their debut Creation single "Upside Down," the speed-surf sonics of "Kill Surf City" and the dark "Hit" all gleam with the screeching hipster cool of Psychocandys best moments, while lighter fare like the tracks "Psycho Candy" and the acoustic version of "Taste of Cindy" echo the gentler tone of Darklands. The Jesus and Mary Chains knack for jaw-dropping cover versions is also exhibited with their thrashy take on The Beach Boys "Surfin USA" and Bo Diddleys "Who Do You Love." The concurrent single "Sidewalking" ranks among the bands best, with its T-Rex swagger filtered through bands trademark feedback squall. Debut album Psychocandy defined The Jesus and Mary Chain as nihilist rebels, while its follow-up Darklands revealed their softer (albeit still gloomy) side. Barbed Wire Kisses shows all the varied influences (Motown rhythms, Spector-ish walls of sound, surf licks, industrial noise) that informed the band on the next phase of their career as they continued to re-invent pop music. The album is a great snapshot of the bands first half-decade and many of the bands biggest fans consider it the equal to any of their best work..

TRACKLISTING: 01. Kill Surf City 02. Head 03. Rider 04. Hit 05. Dont Ever Change 06. Just Out Of Reach 07. Happy Place 08. Psycho Candy 09. Sidewalking 10. Who Do You Love 11. Surfin Usa 12. Everythings Alright When Youre Down 13. Upside Down 14. Taste Of Cindy 15. Swing 16. On The Wall


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-02-2013
Item # : 434470     
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14 - JESUS & MARY CHAIN - SOUND OF SPEED - (LP) 
1972


The Sound of Speed is the second compilation of singles, B-sides and rare tracks from The Jesus and Mary Chain, one of the greatest UK singles bands, and just as essential as its predecessor Barbed Wire Kisses (B-Sides and More) for its quality of songs and degree of variety. Its arguably just as influential and meaningful to fans, having been released just as a newly amassed alternative nation was sprouting up. Covering the period of 1989 to 1993, The Sound of Speed collects B-sides off classic singles from Automatic and Honeys Dead. "Snakedriver" oozes classic Jesus and Mary Chain bluesy sleaze, while "Write Record Release Blues" is a knowing knock at the record industry. The album serves up another batch of great covers, including the dirgey take on Leonard Cohens "Tower of Song," the sweet pass at the Temptations "My Girl," the distorted walk through Willie Dixons "Little Red Rooster," the 13th Floor Elevators "Reverberation" and the left-field version of Jerry Reeds "Guitarman." Assembling what is arguably some of the bands best and most varied work, The Sound of Speed is a must-have collection for any Jesus And Mary Chain fan..

TRACKLISTING: 01. Snakedriver 02. Reverence (radio Mix) 03. Heat 04. Teenage Lust (acoustic Version) 05. Whyd You Want Me 06. Dont Come Down 07. Guitarman 08. Something I Cant Have 09. Sometimes 10. Write Record Release Blues 11. Shimmer 12. Penetration 13. Tower Of Song 14. Little Red Rooster 15. Break Me Down 16. Lowlife


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-02-2013
Item # : 434471     
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15 - JESUS & MARY CHAIN, THE - STONED & DETHRONED - (LP) 
1972


The recipe for a cult-classic: a bands most-anticipated release which features a big change in sound encounters a divisive reception. Fans of the bands early work cry foul, and a younger, more open-minded set of fans (acquired by a catchy, almost accidental hit, nonetheless) welcome a tuneful and nuanced, yet often mournful offering. Pepper in an undated production and jump almost two decades into the future. The remarkable thing about Stoned & Dethroned, The Jesus & Mary Chains fifth album, is not that its a cult classic, but that its also regularly touted as the bands best album.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Dirty Water 02. Bullet Lovers 03. Sometimes Always 04. Come On 05. Between Us 06. Hole 07. Never Saw It Coming 08. She 09. Wish I Could 10. Save Me 11. Till It Shines 12. God Help Me 13. Girlfriend 14. Everybody I Know 15. Youve Been A Friend 16. These Days 17. Feeling Lucky


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 06-03-2012
Item # : 425522     
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16 - LUNCH, LYDIA -& ROWLAND S. HOWARD- - SHOTGUN WEDDING - (LP) 
1972


High priestess of macabre rock and assaultive poetics with impeccable taste in collaborators, Lydia Lunch first joined forces with guitarist and songwriter Rowland S. Howard in the early 80s in Europe. The duo improvised clamorous live sances as an opening act before Howards sets with the revered Australian post-punk act The Birthday Party. The fortuitous meeting spawned 1982s Some Velvet Morning EP, and Howard guested on Lunchs excellent 1987 album, Honeymoon in Red, but the pairs next true collaboration took until 1991, when they travelled to Memphis to create Shotgun Wedding with producer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Coil). As Lunch wrote in the liner notes for an earlier CD edition, "Shotgun Wedding is a sassy scrapbook of bruised love songs, somehow buoyant in spite of its obsession with death." Indeed, the guests at this wedding are ghastly phantoms and shifty junkies, but the chemistry between Lunch and Howard produces deviant bliss, and Shotgun Wedding showcases each artist equally. Lunch dominates vocal duties, but Howards oaken backups propel the rollicking "Endless Fall" to a feverish and resplendent musical climax. Elsewhere, his teardrop guitar leads and penetrating sustain create a menacing atmosphere on "What Is Memory" for Lunchs trenchant speech to ride atop. A cover of Alice Coopers "Black Juju" closes out the original album-its sinister brooding and fiery outbursts the perfect cap to an album of mad incantations and tarnished eros-while this reissue ends with the cover of Lee Hazlewoods classic "Some Velvet Morning.".

TRACKLISTING: 01. Burning Skulls 02. In My Time Of Dying 03. Solar Hex 04. Endless Fall 05. What Is Memory 06. Pigeon Town 07. Cisco Sunset 08. Incubator 09. Black Juju 10. Some Velvet Morning


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-08-2014
Item # : 467052     
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17 - PRIMAL SCREAM - PRIMAL SCREAM - (LP) 
1972


Following the Byrds-indebted bliss of Primal Screams debut, Sonic Flower Groove, bandleader Bobby Gillespie reassembled a lineup and literally grew his hair long to prepare for the uninhibited riffs and leather-laden swagger of the groups eponymous sophomore album in 1989. Fans were surprised-just like when Gillespies old group The Jesus & Mary Chain swapped noisy gauze for high-production sheen-but time has shown thrilling reinvention to be Gillespies greatest asset. The shift is told by the cover art: instead of Sonic Flower Grooves nod to 1960s collegiate artist chic, Primal Screams cover depicts little more than wild manes in motion-the visual analog to both the blues-spew thump of "Ivy Ivy Ivy" and the incredible, Beggars Banquet-era Rolling Stones homage, "Im Losing More Than Ill Ever Have" (which made history again as the basis for Primal Screams crossover hit, "Loaded"). But Primal Scream also slays with softness: "Youre Just Dead Skin to Me" features emotive keys from Felts Martin Duffy, and "Youre Just Too Dark to Care" movingly evokes Alex Chiltons hushed despair on Big Stars 3rd. Soon after, Screamadelica christened the band with a new identity, but Primal Scream established a mode to which Gillespie would return on 1994s excellent Give Out But Dont Give Up..

TRACKLISTING: 01. Ivy Ivy Ivy 02. Youre Just Dead Skin To Me 03. She Power 04. Youre Just Too Dark To Care 05. Im Losing More Than Ill Ever Have 06. Gimme Gimme Teenage Head 07. Lone Star Girl 08. Kill The King 09. Sweet Pretty Thing 10. Jesus Cant Save Me


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 26-08-2016
Item # : 492725     
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18 - PRIMAL SCREAM - SONIC FLOWER GROOVE - (LP) 
1972


Bobby Gillespies departure from The Jesus & Mary Chain enabled the pioneering Scots bandleader to focus on Primal Scream full-time. The rewards arrived quickly: the early B-side "Velocity Girl" ended up on NMEs legendary C86 compilation (and later inspired the American indie-pop band of the same name), and Primal Scream connected with the crucial English indie label Creation. For the bands debut, Primal Scream opted for producer Mayo Thompson-leader of left-field psych outfit Red Krayola and producer for Pere Ubu, Felt, and The Chills, among others-and completed Sonic Flower Groove for release on the newly set up Warner Bros. subsidiary Elevation Records in 1987. Its the only album featuring Gillespies wistful, almost fey vocal style, which makes impeccably balanced pop compositions like "Aftermath" especially infectious. The influence of The Byrds is glaring. Glistening guitar melodies entwine and, yes, jangle, though the way they mingle with and complement Gillespies voice distinguishes the tribute. Its also a prescient album, predicting the refined rock sensibility that would in a few years come to characterize Britpop, but by then Gillespie and Primal Scream would already be blazing new trails..

TRACKLISTING: 01. Gentle Tuesday 02. Treasure Trip 03. May The Sun Shine Bright For You 04. Sonic Sister Love 05. Silent Spring 06. Imperial 07. Love You 08. Leaves 09. Aftermath 10. We Go Down Slowly Rising


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 26-08-2016
Item # : 492724     
Availability: IN STOCK
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19 - RADIO BIRDMAN - RADIOS APPEAR - (CD) 
1972


Deniz Tek moved from Ann Arbor, MI, to Australia and founded Radio Birdman in 1974 with Rob Younger and the rest of The Rats rhythm section. By the time Radios Appear was recorded in 1977, the group was already legendary with a cult-like following and an ascetic devotion to the fierce 1960s rock n roll Tek assimilated as a Michigan resident. Homage to these influences is one aspect of Radios Appear. It boasts a fiery cover of 13th Floor Elevators "Youre Gonna Miss Me," the lyrics to "Do the Pop" wax nostalgic for The Stooges and MC5, and "Radio Birdman" was, of course, taken from a misheard lyric in The Stooges "1970." However, Radio Birdmans maverick performances and songwriting on this debut elevate them far beyond pure pastiche. Opener "What Gives?" kicks the record off at an alarmingly fast pace inspired by punks new up-tempo glee, but the trotting bass lines and savage guitar solos that follow reveal a staunch rejection of punks then-hip ineptitude. Hyperactive riffs underpin vocalist Youngers assertive, clear delivery, and Pip Hoyle takes a brilliant keyboard solo. Each instrument is separate in the mix-the production highlights Birdmans technical proficiency honed for years in Sydneys few rock clubs with open doors to the uniformed sect of elitist rockers. Record labels were eager to place Radio Birdman in the new context of late-70s punk-somewhat inaccurately considering the bands long hair and technical skill-so WEA picked up Radios Appear for distribution after its initial mail-order release on the Trafalgar imprint. Then, legendary Sire boss Seymour Stein saw Radio Birdman while visiting Australia to sign The Saints, and resolved to rerelease Radios Appear internationally with a different track order and particular overdubs. This version is presented here, as heard by so many late-70s youth before starting bands of their own and citing Radios Appear as an influence in interviews to come..

TRACKLISTING: 01. What Gives? 02. Non-stop Girls 03. Do The Pop 04. Man With Golden Helmet 05. Descent Into The Maelstrom 06. New Race 07. Aloha Steve & Danno 08. Anglo Girl Desire 09. Murder City Nights 10. Youre Gonna Miss Me 11. Hand Of Law 12. Hit Them Again


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-06-2013
Item # : 338654     
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20 - SOUND, THE - ALL FALL DOWN - (CD) 
1972


At the time their third album was released, The Sound was one of the UKs most acclaimed bands and were on the precipice of a commercial breakthrough. Having been upgraded from the Korova label (also home to Echo & the Bunnymen) to Warner Bros., the group was met with label demands to deliver a more commercial release. In what many consider to be a willfully defiant move, The Sound delivered the challenging and more experimental All Fall Down, a record many of their most ardent fans still consider their most accomplished. It remains one of the great post-punk albums of the early 80s. The logical progression from the bands previous work, the seminal From the Lions Mouth, All Fall Down unfolds slowly and rewards patience. Each songs power is augmented by the ones around it. Highlights include the upbeat "Calling the New Tune" and "Party of the Mind," the melancholy "We Could Go Far" and the dissonance and bleakness of "Glass and Smoke." The aura of Adrian Borlands well-documented mental illness gives many of the songs a sinister edge. All Fall Down has proved itself over time to be an essential album-it is a timeless, modern record that still sounds fresh, and its high points match anything else in the groups canon..

TRACKLISTING: 01. All Fall Down 02. Party Of The Mind 03. Monument 04. In Suspense 05. Where The Love Is 06. Song And Dance 07. Calling The New Tune 08. Red Pain 09. Glass And Smoke 10. We Could Go Far


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-02-2013
Item # : 434489     
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21 - SOUND, THE - ALL FALL DOWN - (LP) 
1972


At the time their third album was released, The Sound was one of the UKs most acclaimed bands and were on the precipice of a commercial breakthrough. Having been upgraded from the Korova label (also home to Echo & the Bunnymen) to Warner Bros., the group was met with label demands to deliver a more commercial release. In what many consider to be a willfully defiant move, The Sound delivered the challenging and more experimental All Fall Down, a record many of their most ardent fans still consider their most accomplished. It remains one of the great post-punk albums of the early 80s. The logical progression from the bands previous work, the seminal From the Lions Mouth, All Fall Down unfolds slowly and rewards patience. Each songs power is augmented by the ones around it. Highlights include the upbeat "Calling the New Tune" and "Party of the Mind," the melancholy "We Could Go Far" and the dissonance and bleakness of "Glass and Smoke." The aura of Adrian Borlands well-documented mental illness gives many of the songs a sinister edge. All Fall Down has proved itself over time to be an essential album-it is a timeless, modern record that still sounds fresh, and its high points match anything else in the groups canon..

TRACKLISTING: 01. All Fall Down 02. Party Of The Mind 03. Monument 04. In Suspense 05. Where The Love Is 06. Song And Dance 07. Calling The New Tune 08. Red Pain 09. Glass And Smoke 10. We Could Go Far


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-02-2013
Item # : 434490     
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22 - SOUND, THE - FROM THE LIONS MOUTH - (LP) 
1972


Formed in 1979 and fronted by the mercurial and troubled Adrian Borland (he would commit suicide in 1999 after years of battling depression), The Sound are one of the most unjustly neglected band of the 80s. They may not be as well-known as their contemporaries Echo & the Bunnymen or Joy Division, but their contributions to the first wave of English post-punk are equally unique and influential. For The Sounds sophomore LP, the group decided to work with producer Hugh Jones (Echo & the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Bauhaus). A relatively restrained but vital follow-up to the charged and ragged Jeopardy, From the Lions Mouth proves that The Sounds critical stature among the post-punk elite was no fluke. A more robust recording budget allows them to explore a fuller, more cohesive sound, while Adrian Borlands lyrics are even more introspective. Tracks like "Sense of Purpose" and "Contact the Fact" still feature a sweeping urgency and highlight the tension between Borlands grim worldview and his knack for a hook.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Winning 02. Sense Of Purpose 03. Contact The Fact 04. Skeletons 05. Judgement 06. Fatal Flaw 07. Possession 08. The Fire 09. Silent Air 10. New Dark Age


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-06-2012
Item # : 427672     
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23 - SOUND, THE - JEOPARDY - (CD) 
1972


Their classic debut originally released in 1980. A post-punk masterpiece that holds up well more than 30 years later.

TRACKLISTING: 01. I Can't Escape Myself 02. Heartland 03. Hour Of Need 04. Words Fail Me 05. Missiles 06. Heyday 07. Jeopardy 08. Night Versus Day 09. Resistance 10. Unwritten Law 11. Desire


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 17-01-2012
Item # : 423047     
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24 - SOUND, THE - JEOPARDY - (LP) 
1972


Formed in 1979 and fronted by the mercurial and troubled Adrian Borland (he would commit suicide in 1999 after years of battling depression), The Sound are one of the most unjustly neglected band of the 80s. They may not be as well-known as their contemporaries Echo & the Bunnymen or Joy Division, but their contributions to the first wave of English post-punk are equally unique and influential. Featuring rough-edged production fitting its 800 GBP recording budget, Jeopardy is a caustic rush, full of songs with hooks and emotional impact that never resort to histrionics. The albums opener starts off minimally, until the nervy guitars of the chorus rip through the tension. This auspicious beginning only hints at whats to come. Every song that follows builds on the momentum of a complex pop masterpiece. Borlands lyrics also prove him to be one of the few post-punk songwriters whose words areworth poring over and analyzing.

TRACKLISTING: 01. I Can't Escape Myself 02. Heartland 03. Hour Of Need 04. Words Fail Me 05. Missiles 06. Heyday 07. Jeopardy 08. Night Versus Day 09. Resistance 10. Unwritten Law 11. Desire


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-06-2012
Item # : 427671     
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25 - SPARKS - SPARKS - (LP) 
1972


Sparks eponymous 1971 debut presents the singular compositional, lyrical and singing voices of Ron and Russell Mael fully formed. Originally released under the moniker Halfnelson, Sparks prescient debut prefigures Queen, power pop, and especially Southern Californias late 70s skinny-tie explosion. Its a landmark of Todd Rungrens early production career, and clearly the backing band of brothers Earle and Jim Mankey brought Sparks pop idiosyncrasies to their later work with The Dickies, The Quick and 20 / 20. Infectious, daring, and delightfully flaunting camp theatricality throughout, Sparks is the first installment in an unparalleled series of some of the decades most classic albums. Careening melodies soar through space-detritus electronics on the strikingly original "Roger," which evokes the early solo work of Brian Eno, but the deranged art-rock closing track "(No More) Mr. Nice Guys" is the unequivocal classic of Sparks early career and a staple of the bands live set ever since. Rundgrens restrained production wisely sets the Mael brothers at the fore of Sparks. With just subtly treated cymbal flourishes keeping the pace, album opener "Wonder Girl" is pared down and mixed to showcase two things: Rons twinkling piano trill and Russells fluttering high-register. As Rundgren perceived, and a multi-decade career confirms since, their fraternal chemistry is a consummate force.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Wonder Girl 02. Fa La Fa Lee 03. Roger 04. High C 05. Fletcher Honorama 06. Simple Ballet 07. Slowboat 08. Biology 2 09. Saccharin And The War 10. Big Bands 11. (no More) Mr. Nice Guys


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-11-2016
Item # : 497001     
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26 - SPECTRUM - FOREVER ALIEN - (LP) 
1972


When Spacemen 3-the seminal, drone-indulgent English psych duo comprised of Peter Kember and Jason Pierce - split in 1991, Pierce shuffled off to acclaim in Spiritualized. Meanwhile, Kember charted a less predictable course. As Sonic Boom, he released Spectrum in 1990, then, after taking a liking to that handle, released Soul Kill (Glide Divide) as Spectrum in 1992. Kemper alternated between those monikers and Experimental Audio Research (E.A.R.) throughout the 1990s, building a rich, probing catalog of synth and electronic explorations of which 1997s Forever Alien is an undeniable highpoint. With theremin, vocoder, and an array of modular analog synthesizers (depicted lovingly in the cover art) Kemper, along with Alf Hardy and Pete Bassman, fused cosmische abstraction and the pulsation of minimalist composition to more traditional psych elements epitomized by early Pink Floyd. Landing between the unfettered experiments of E.A.R. and Spacemen 3s songcraft ("How Does it Feel?" is scarily reimagined), Kemper crafts unnerving atmosphere on the title track and an enduring catalog high point on the consummate opener, "Feels Like Im Slipping Away." Forever Alien leaves no doubts about the reasons for Kempers sought-after production today (he played a vital role for Animal Collective and sculpted Panda Bears most recent album)-nor the essential status of his post Spacemen 3 output.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Feels Like Im Slipping Away 02. The Stars Are So Far (how Does It Feel?) 03. Close Your Eyes And Youll See 04. Delia Derbyshire 05. Owsley 06. Forever Alien 07. Matrix 08. Like..... 09. The New Atlantis 10. The End 11. Liquid Intentions 12. Sine Study #1


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 24-11-2016
Item # : 497000     
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27 - STEREOLAB - COBRA AND PHASES GROUP PLAY VOLTAGE IN THE MILKY - (LP) 
1972


Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night is Stereolabs sixth studio album and a return to the poppier tendencies the band had left behind on their previous full-length, Dots and Loops. Where that album was an amalgam of often chilled, abstract electronica, prog and jazz, this works exotic pop features warm Moog textures, bursting horns and lush, layered vocals. Co-producers John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake) and Jim ORourke (Sonic Youth, Gastr del Sol) add new wrinkles to Stereolabs sound and deliver rich and expansive mixes. Their contributions to the albums sonic deconstructions and analog keyboard textures present a radical model of pop-rock song architecture. Harmony and cacophony coexist throughout, wrapped up in the groups familiar, mellow 60s bossa-groove. The arrangements incorporate Chicago post-rock, Sun Ra-styled free-form jazz and classic British acid-psych styles, while the songs return to the core melodic instincts of the bands classic albums. Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night ended a decade in which Stereolab constructed a singular vision of popular music. It completed a journey from the lo-fi fuzz of their early 90s singles to the sophisticated and complex soundscapes of their more mature second phase. The result is an alluring collage of 60s jazz, French pop and shimmery, ambient guitars, and an underrated piece of Stereolabs oeuvre..

TRACKLISTING: 01. Fuses 02. People Do It All The Time 03. The Free Design 04. Blips Drips And Strips 05. Italian Shoes Continuum 06. Infinity Girl 07. The Spiracles 08. Op Hop Detonation 09. Puncture In The Radax Permutation 10. Velvet Water 11. Blue Milk 12. Caleidoscopic Gaze 13. Strobo Acceleration 14. The Emergency Kisses 15. Come And Play In The Milky Night


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 29-10-2013
Item # : 450256     
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28 - STEREOLAB - DOTS AND LOOPS - (LP) 
1972


Dots and Loops is Stereolabs fifth studio album and the first to completely ditch the motorik drone that had been a trademark since their inception; predominated by lush lounge and jazz textures, it showcases the bands most complex set of rhythms yet. Stereolab is aided by members of The High Llamas (like-minded travelers in the production of whimsical 60s sounds), Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse on Mars, and John McEntire of post-rock pioneers Tortoise. The album was recorded in Chicago and Dldorf and bridges a unique American-Euro influence. The new rhythmic approach separates Dots and Loops from the bands previous output, as does a Beach Boys influence which adds to the bands standard brand. Bossa Nova and 60s Euro pop are still major touchstones and give the album a deceptively light vibe; however, further listens reveal an elaborate work, with almost every track featuring odd time-signatures and more complicated and layered arrangements. "Parsec" is space-rock meets drum and bass; "Brakhage" marries a minor key bass line to clinking vibes and a shuffling beat; the segmented, 20-minute "Refractions in the Plastic Pulse" is sunny and appealing, yet intricately constructed. The dividing line between the bands first phase and what would be its more experimental latter period, Dots and Loops is the type of album that reveals its charms over many listens and is the one Stereolab aficionados point to as the bands best work..

TRACKLISTING: 01. Brakhage 02. Miss Modular 03. The Flower Called Nowhere 04. Diagonals 05. Prisoner Of Mars 06. Rainbo Conversation 07. Refractions In The Plastic Pulse 08. Parsec 09. Ticker-tape Of The Unconscious 10. Contronatura


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 19-11-2012
Item # : 431624     
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29 - STEREOLAB - EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP - (LP) 
1972


Stereolabs fourth full-length, Emperor Tomato Ketchup marked the point where the band evolved from a purely underground phenomenon to an important pop group capable of selling albums while keeping their hipness and integrity intact. At the time of its release, it was simultaneously their most experimental and most accessible release, with the deliberate raw textures of earlier works replaced by a more polished vibe. The album was also their greatest success to date both commercially and critically, and remains a consensus favorite even now. Continuing to mine the music of the 60s and early 70s, Stereolab employs Farfisas and Moogs, melodies from Bacharach and Hardy, soft-rock, bubblegum, dub and hip-hop sounds to augment their core influences of krautrock, punk, jazz and space rock. Odd time-signatures and deft layering techniques are more crucial to the arrangements, and the grooves on tracks like "Metronomic Underground" and "Les Yper-Sound" add a level of funk to the mix, while the album also includes clear and catchy pop songs like "Cybeles Reverie" and "The Noise of Carpet." Emperor Tomato Ketchup brings many elements to the table, but Stereolab puts them all together into a coherent vision. Its hard to say if the albums greatest accomplishment is making pop music palatable to experimental listeners or introducing pop listeners to the groups experimental influences. Either way, its one of the most enjoyable and important albums of the 90s. "Stereolab released countless singles, EPs, and full-lengths during the 1990s, but Emperor Tomato Ketchup remains their most definitive and recommended statement. For a group that reveled in resurrecting Continental obscurity, from Neu! to Krzysztof Komeda, Emperor Tomato Ketchup sounded wholly futuristic and alien." -Pitchfork.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Metronomic Underground 02. Cybeles Reverie 03. Percolator 04. Les Yper-sound 05. Spark Plug 06. Olv 26 07. The Noise Of Carpet 08. Tomorrow Is Already Here 09. Emperor Tomato Ketchup 10. Monstre Sacre 11. Motoroller Scalatron 12. Slow Fast Hazel 13. Anonymous Collective


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 19-11-2012
Item # : 431625     
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30 - STEREOLAB - MARS AUDIAC QUINTET - (LP) 
1972


Mars Audiac Quintet saw Stereolab beginning to shed theirexperimental tendencies in favor of a post-modern space-agepop. The album exudes a sophisticated cool and catchiness thathelped them gain new fans while straddling the line betweentheir experimental-rock brethren and the ascending class of premillennialBritish pop. Its also the album that put them on theA-list of underground rock bands.Arguably the bands most accessible album, Mars AudiacQuintet not only features gentler textures than any of its predecessors,but also more upbeat and hooky songs such as "PingPong" (the first Stereolab song to receive widespread video andalt radio airplay) and "LEnfer Des Formes," not to mentiongroove-dominated tracks like "Outer Accelerator" and "TransonaFive."

TRACKLISTING: 01. Three-dee Melodie 02. Wow And Flutter 03. Transona Five 04. Des Etoiles Electroniques 05. Ping Pong 06. Anamorphose 07. Three Longers Later 08. Nihilist Assault Group 09. International Colouring Contest 10. The Stars Our Destination 11. Transporte Sans Bouger 12. Lenfer Des Formes 13. Outer Accelerator 14. New Orthophony 15. Fiery Yellow

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 15-05-2012
Item # : 427331     
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