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Very obscure Virginian folk/bluegrass with distinct Holy Modal Rounders influences on some tracks & a suitably off-beat cover design.
opening; one really small cornerbump; near-invisible stain ofc from removed price tag.
"North Africa-Islamic Influence; South of the Sahara", with Bilal Abdurahuram & accompaniment by Rahkiah Abdurahman & Ayyub Abdullah. Great & rare LP.
Early 70s re of pretty cool bent 1969 debut.
Orig of the their 2nd & more of the same.
discreetly at center; bottom seam has a really small budding split at opening; light stkr residue top seam; light corner
bends/bumps; spine's a bit flat; very light wear obc at opening.
1st all-through UK issue (the 1972 one was German disc in UK cover).
1st solo from Wildweeds (sorely underrated!) & NRBQ guitarist. I've always liked the front cover.
opening; odd drillhole-becoming-a-sawcut cut-out mark.
His second & a fine folk/singersongwriter LP, with plenty of notable guests: Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, Ralph McTell, Danny Thompson, Cozy Powell, Rick Wakeman a o.
Slightly more polished 3rd, again with heavy backing: Terry Cox, Roy Babbington, Dave Mattacks, Francis Monkman, Dave Coxhill a o. Single-sleeve on this German orig.
This version: https://www.discogs.com/release/5684225-The-Animals-The-Animals
Archive Series Vol 7, with Baby Face Turner, Drifting Slim, Sunny Blair, Robert Dudlow Taylor, James "Peck" Curtis, Junior Brooks. 2nd pressing (1st came in a gatefold the year before).
Red target label.
1st full-length from legendary Swedish 60s psych pioneers, including Kenny Håkansson & Pelle Ekman, both later of Kebnekajse.
Field recordings made by Deben Bhattacharya.
Comp with Who, Move, Cream, Blossom Toes, Hendrix & more.
Mono. This version, I think...: https://www.discogs.com/release/651143-The-Beatles-Beatles-For-Sale
Mono; side 2 matrix XEX 606-2 + "Doctor Robert" lbl s2.
has a bit of background surfnoise here & there, but nothing too intrusive.
soiling obc; light wear at opening f/b. Has the black inner, but there are two tears on it (nothing's missing though).
The version with "Paper back Writer" & "Revolutions".
Another, tiny bit better copy of the same version as the above.
Cookin' blues rock in a sorta laidback ballroom style - how fitting for the time (1967; Dutch issue came out a year later than the US one) & place! Backing by Steve Miller Band & production by "Voco" Kesh.
creases along sides + one longer lamination crease obc - nothing very notable.
Volume 3 1926-1929.
unavoidable noise from source material as well.
US issue of sole LP by this post-Tages outfit; very UK-sounding pop/freakbeat/psych.
Comp on white vinyl with Muddy Waters, Hendrix, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Cream, Taste - and Savage Rose!
Censored back cover version. I kinda think the band shot would've been more reasonable to censor - here they look just about as sleazy as any band ever could.
Long oop re of highly rated 1973 Canadian softrock/folkrock/folkpsych; has a couple of real winners with cool keys/guitar interplay. I'll include a like-new copy of the CD re of their '77 single as a bonus.
Post-Jungle Rot 45 with a wild a-side & a more subdued, floating (or drifting, then) b-side, moving into sub-Dead zones.
Appears to be two versions released the same year(?), with different labels & covers - one textured, one laminated. This here is the textured "US-style" one (but as it happens I also have a copy of the other one - ask if interested). Mono.
Re in different cover of the 1970 Douglas LP "To Is A Preposition...".
1st non-ESP release from a Canadian lost on the streets of NYC; new label comes with a new sound as well - this has a very urban street vibe despite a track named "Livin' In The Country". David Bromberg guests on dobro & bottleneck.
Early 70s pressing.
Original German swirl copy (released a year later than the UK version).
Pop/soft rock/soft psych with obvious Moody Blues influences; rather neat LP actually.
Seems to be the rarer version of cool psychy rock with both folky & hard rockin' tracks. Great thick gatefold cover with neat primitive artwork - the kind that has any private hound take note.
Pretty cool gritty r'n'b album; had they added some fuzz on a few tracks on the raunchier first side you'd see it described as 'funky black psych!!!' & with a far more respectable pricetag. But hey, "dig it for what it IS, man."
Soughtafter 7"; A-side's great funk with very tasty lead guitar.
What the title says...
2nd from B.J. Cole's & Mick Grabham's rootsy outfit. Steve Marriott guests on one track, "Why I Sing The Blues", which I always dug, and "Another Day" was also on frequent rotation 25 years ago.
Private folk/singersongwriter with an earnest vibe bordering on real people territory at times. Best track is a heavy fuzz killer which sounds like a kid brother to Jeff Liberman. Gary Loizzo on board for lead guitar & production etc. This copy comes with a promo photo & a handwritten note/plea from Joe.
Early-on re of '70 LP with McLaughlin, Corea, Vitous, Cobham.
Classic Danish prog-folk-heavy band/LP, more in line with their great 1st than later missteps.
Solo LP from ex-Hearts & Flowers guy, in a ssw/folkie/countryrock LA/Nashville bag/sound. "Jesse James (Is An Outlaw, Honey", "Clinging To The Edge Of The World" a o.
opening; minimal tofc next to a tiny cornerbend; light wear f/b at opening; cc.
2LP set (three sides of music, one etched) in doomy gatefold. Recorded in 1984-85, previously unreleased. I've not heard this, but it's obviously metal of some kind... one copy only.
UK pop/rock with a bit of an arty vibe, vocal harmonies & acoustic guitars up front; some neat, slightly dreamy tunes (like "It Isn't What You Have") & title track is a wee bit on the psych side of things. Could serve well as a companion piece to "White Faced Lady".
bad though. Apart from this there's minimal seamwear; minor cornerwear; scrapemarks on part of spine/front next to it; light ring/shelfwear; some tweaking & very slight loosening of lamination at spine; some wear at opening f/b.
UK 1st press sans EMI-box on label.
Rather obscure kinda sappy pop, the kind where just a little more taste & funnier ideas could've turned things into half-decent popsike. Alas, it wasn't to be.
UK psych perhaps best known for being produced by Hendrix (who also plays on the LP), plus involvment from other heavies like Noel Redding, Robert Wyatt & Vic Briggs. A bit twee, like so many UK LPs at the time, but has some cool tracks.
Not until recently had I realized that Chris Robison (who had a couple of private LPs) was part of this band, once associated with Lennon. I reckon that as sales talk it's now more effective to mention Robison than Lennon, at least in these circles. Title track here's a pretty cool hard rocker, by the way.
1st & not as good as the follow-up, which could be the best Fredric-on-the-cheap album you'll find, but solid groovy 60s pop with garagey vibes, cheesy organ, vocal harmonies... check ut "Allison Dozer". Mono.
Lui Tsun-Yuen on pipa and chin. There are at least a couple of slightly different pressings for this title - the one here has Lyrichord logo & # + 'Stereo' in a rectangle upper right corner ofc & richer/fuller colour to artwork.
Neither of their LPs is solid, but this follow-up's kinda overlooked in comparison to the 1st, with plenty of enjoyable &
occasionally mildly psychedelic stuff (admittedly some corny UK pop stylings as well).
Small label concept release from 1/2 of Risken Finns. Oddball record with mostly idiosyncratic folky stuff & setting - acoustic guitar, fiddle, accordion etc - but opening track has cheesy synths painting a very different picture, while another cut is sorta jazzy, and closing track is recitation & effects only.
Uneasy UK mix of pop/rock/soul with Linda Lewis on vocals, but it opens with a killer "Keeper of the Keys" (original, not a cover of any other track with the same name) in that Brit psych-into-early-prog vibe which spawned some truly great music (Ghost, Julian's Treatment, Velvett Fogg come to mind). Shame that the rest of the LP didn't stick to this sound, but "Sunday Times" does & is also really good, as is the odd "Little Indians" which moves into folk psych with hand percussion & haunting vocals. Promo.
Slightly later red/orange label pressing of their 1969 debut - plenty of hot guitar leads from Fred Glickstein.
discolouration ofc; also lbl stoc + lbl wobc (as per usual with the Columbia/CBS shift).
Single-sleeve re of their monster 1971 2nd. To me, Forest are up there amongst the very best UK folk psych ever, with a sound definitely influenced by ISB, but losing much of the whimsiness in favour of something darker, near-pagan at times, and a sadness/melancholy which frequently becomes very intense & moving. Writing this it dawned on me that I've had Forest being a big part of my life's soundtrack - ever since I was 16 - and yet I return to them regularly still & everytime I do so I disappear into a damp English stone cottage, there's wood (or peat) smoke in the air & if I look out the window a horse-drawn carriage with a band of gypsies disappear into the mist. If it's really late I might even hear Joan Melville knocking on the door, and when I open it she takes off her hood, shakes out her hair & then asks me to marry her. It could happen to you too!
Ancient boot in blue monochrome cover of 1969 Canadian psych/pop/rock outfit; "Close The Barn Door" is a classic from the Endless Journey comps & sounds like something that could've been released on IA - killer track.
Fun teen garage-psych with Greek influences giving it an unusual ethnic vibe in places.
age-yellowing obc; three drillholes. Generally prone to wear, this is actually about as nice a cover as I've seen.
2LP set & "The Super-Session Rip-Off Chase", with Clapton, Beck, Todd Rundgren, Doctor John, plus members of Canned Heat, Butterfield BB, J H Experience, ELP & tons more - Chris Darrow deserves a special mention of course.
Primitive political folk, but of note mainly because of the great full band fuzz rockers "Richard Dollarhjärta" & "CIA-visan" (and a great Nixon/LBJ satire ofc). A true relic of the Swedish far left of the times.
noise/light crackle on this title.
opening. Thin, flimsy cover pretty much always looks like this or a lot worse.
70s issue of their all-time classic 1st; this comes in the awesome "Acid Jesus" cover. White label version.
bends/bumps; minimal wear f/b at opening.
"Live interview with Bobby Seale recorded while imprisoned in New Haven, Connecticut jail". 2LP set housed in a great thick gatefold. Mono.
A k a "For Those Who Chant", this features most of Santana & it basically sounds like them too - with the addition of Gasca's trumpet. Solid LP all through. First pressing.
cover instead of spine; no stkr.
Comeback 4th from legendary NYC weirdos & quite a bit different compared to their earlier LPs - here they go for a garagey sorta folk-rocking/ssw street vibe, plus some harder rockin' cuts as well. It's still offbeat enough to assure you they weren't aiming for the big league though - check the lovely Virgil Caine-like lead guitar on "Women Of The World", for example. Their take on "Jumpin' Jack Flash" might be the only version of this song that I like! Quad.
Orchestrated US pop in neat cover with a slight sunshine vibe & show tunes feel as well, original material. "In a Colorful Way" is by far the best, as it's only a few steps from moving into full-on popsike mode. Odd LP, who was the targeted audience?
"An underworld of eruption" - comp with Beefheart, Hapsash & The Coloured Coat, Groundhogs, Hour Glass, Jo-Anne Kelly a o.
Slightly later pressing of all-time classic 1970 masterpiece.
US release of El-Ahrairah.
Later pressing of 1973 LP with M.A. Numminen, Turid a o.
US issue - in different cover - of Australian folkie's sole LP; rather nice LP, esp when played late at night with winter winds howling outside. Includes an ISB cover.
surfnoise & scattered ticks/light pops, but it's never terribly noisy.
1966 recordings with Lonnie Youngblood; I hadn't heard this in, what, 20 years maybe & was surprised at how good it is, esp the 11:24 "Let The God Sing" is awesome - and sounds way ahead of its time for the vintage.
2LP-set; very powerful sound on these.
Contemporary classical-into-avant LP with Hindemith's compositions & Petermandl on keys.
US issue of 1968 UK flowery folk-pop-softrock with light psych vibes; I've always had a soft spot for the dramatic title track.
Cover: nice G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear (mostly ofc); light wear at opening f/b; very light soiling f/b; a touch of age-yellowing obc.
Eclectic 3rd solo from Samla main guy.
Well-known heavy psych power trio with Bobby Arlin on guitar; Uni managed to release quite a few bands of this sleazy LA club ilk.
Essential LP with Thomas Tidholm backed by his old Harvester pals; has a unique rustic sound/feel which really can't be
compared to anything else. More song-based than Harvester/TGS, but you can definitely tell that it's coming from that deep
melting pot of a head scene. Highly recommended!
2LP set with all the expected names from the label's roster. Some tracks mono.
Slightly later pressing of '75 comp with 1958-66 material.
2nd from the duo of Gerry Rafferty & Billy Connolly; orchestrated pop-folk sounds.
3rd/last, with heavy guests like Terry Cox & Barry Dransfield (+ Bernie Holland of Jody Grind). Loses most of the over-arranged backing - a wise move that is trumped only by the addition of tablas on one track. "Steamboat Row" is a really neat song.
2LP comp incl the weird 16 minutes "Queen Juanita And Her Fisherman Lover", recorded in 1970 but not released until this came out.
openings; odd/very-hard-to-see scrape marks ofc; a couple of very light cornerbends.
2nd US pressing (spaceship lbl) of their 1971 1st; these are getting considerably harder to find in nice shape.
2nd US pressing (spaceship lbl) of their 1971 2nd. If memory serves, I think this is an all-time fave of Crohinga Well's Louis Behiels!
2nd US pressing (spaceship lbl) of their 1972 3rd.
Yours truly back in the saddle; 300 copies & even if the contents won't be to your liking, chances are you'll still dig the cover!
"Fantastic & darkly beautiful solo LP by Jens from Spacious Mind. Rural psych floating in mournful clouds of joy. Just amazing." (Byron Coley on Twitter)
"It's as fine a spin as anything I've heard in a good long while /.../ a deep, dark cycle of songs, soaked with stark rural vibes and highlighted by subtle psychedelic touches /.../ a gas from start to finish /.../ Don't miss it." (The very same BC in The Wire #469)
"/.../unerringly poetic country-folk composer of hushed psychedelic melodies which occasionally explode into torrents of sound like a sown-swollen mountain stream." (Phil McMullen, The Terrascope)
"/.../a rural psychedelia on the cusp between folk and country; gnomic lyrics, meditating on loss as a stage in the cycle of nature/.../" (Nick West, Bucketfull of Brains)
"/.../an album that wraps around the listener like a blanket doused in blood — comforting, but also a reminder of the darkness that makes you shiver in the first place." (Andy French, Raven Sings The Blues)
"/.../an intensely personal dirge full of grief and an undying need for peace of mind. You can feel the years of struggle, pain and disappointment shaking within Unosson’s tired vocals. /.../ Finding solace in working with the land and nature appears to be a theme of the record, with many of its lyrics referring to an agrarian life/.../ (Keith Hadad, Record Crates United)
Sample Owl Fox Sing here.
***I have a few scarce Jan Johansson pic sleeves EPs as well - ask if interested ***
3rd from legendary (or was that stiff?) Swedish symphonic band.
Sort of clean west coast rock sounds from 3rd division supergroup (ex-members of Quintessence, Methusaleh, Ray Owen's Moon, Hokus Poke etc).
creasing; light wear at opening f/b; minimal tobc. Orig inner.
Last one from the vintage years & line-up & sound changes are obvious - this goes for a clean prog/symph thing & there's not a homespun folk rockin' pipedream to be heard anywhere.
Soft singersongwriter, overly saccharine at times, but he has some great songs - I've always dug "Denver", "Son Jon" & "Daddy Don't Take Me Down Fishing" - and there's solid playing from Ashton, Gardner & Dyke + an uncredited Clapton. Wish they'd used the tablas on "Sailor" more though! Seems to have become more sought-after lately. Very nice copy.
Slightly later pressing of 1965 LP.
Rather obscure kraut title with an odd sound including lots of electronics & robotic moves, right down to semi-spoken vocals, but there's also some highly unexpected harmonica on one song + one campfire acoustic guitar-based tune, as well as near-hardrock & mildly funky stuff. Housed in a suitably odd/great cover.
Gospel/soul with powerful vocals & full band backing, including some snappy uncredited lead guitar. Things get almost funky on the cool "What A Difference". Whenever I see this cover I find it hard to believe it's from the late 70s.
Black label with the '2nd' NCB logo, I can't quite recall if there was a slightly earlier press with the 1st logo.
Early-on 2nd pressing of 1963 LP; mono.
3rd & last; again a rare & great album, a bit earthier than their 1st one & to me stronger overall. Some truly beautiful songs here.
Third from well-known jazz/psych/prog trio; pretty good LP.
Rare 10" mini-comp with Gharrad El Komri, Ikoulek Zaman El Azhar & Hosn El Idhar. Nice roch sound with mixed vocals, string & reed instruments, lots of percussion.
colour - don't know how to describe it properly, but it's obious in pic below; some stains obc (one slightly bigger, but not that bad, and a couple of smaller/lighter ones which are hard to see); minor wobc; some wear & small tear ofc at opening.
Different from the above, this is a full-length 12" LP with - as far as I can tell - anonymous players. Excellent instrumental music with a wide array of string & reed instruments, some with percussion backing as well. Sparse performances with one or a few players at most. Very cool simple cover design, with slightly embossed print ofc, blank die-cut back.
Long time since I heard this, so I gave it a brief spin & it was much better than I remembered, even some faint psych & early prog undercurrents and rather solid - if a bit lightweight - from start to finish.
Highly rated mixed bag of sounds - the vibe (but not the music, bar a few moments here & there) kinda reminds me of Denny King,
Jeff Simmons et al; something about the recording & toying with rootsier sounds, I think. Very nice copy.
Thick gatefold is perfect for the sounds within - kinda sappy/too serious flowery folk pop, but pretty charming still & at its best there's even a slight whiff of "Dreams & Images" to be heard.
light wear obc at opening; very light creasing at spine.
Promo of funky fusion with Hancock, Laws, Rainey, Ritenour, Grusin & others.
Rare original Mozambique release (this came out in Portugal as well, under a slightly different title). Fine LP in a sort of folksinger style, with various stringed instruments & percussion, long tracks.
Their psych LP & pretty good it is too, in a sorta arty way. "Hell" goes there & doesn't come back... Sloopy dead & gone in the flames.
2LP set described on the cover as a "Super-Jam", with Steve Miller, Charlie Musselwhite, Dave Mason, Barry Goldberg, Howard Roberts a o. More succinct & to the point than many similar ventures.
Very rare V/A LP with vocals, cora, sabarr, tama, riti... great stuff. I'm guessing it's a circa late 60s release. Mono.
Overlooked bluesy, heavy rock with plenty of hot guitars & over-the-top vocals from Jeff Monn (album on Vanguard & ex of the Third Bardo). "Get Together Jim" is actually not terribly far from Fraction in sound.
2nd/last from New Mexico countryrockers; private pressing.
Original issue of 1958-68 recordings. Mono.
"Magic bone scrapers, bellowing seals and dancers' footsteps, tones on a reed flute, bronze lurs which resound in ritual harmony with gong and clay drum!", i e all the hits from the Stone, Bronze & Iron Ages. Saw a bit of hype amongst ethnic collectors 10-15 years ago - here's a nice copy for late-comers. Ships as two LPs due to weight.
Rare private comp with folk/folkrock/singersongwriters, good stuff, plus two excellent guitar soli type cuts with 12 string raga moves by one Paul Butler. Nice b/w cover art.
Rare original pressing sans any Caprice mention on labels. No 'single album postage' on this one!
Some truly out-there reed-based tracks (esp on s2) with humming/chanting vocals; interesting stuff going on both tonally & harmonically. Some percussion too & at times there's an almost free jazz-esque vibe to it - SO far from the watered-down versions of this music typically encountered when only scraping the surface. This 80s re has a different cover than the 60s/70s(?) original.
Sticker-sealed 4LP-box with the T Nix; two sides each on Watergate, "Nixon and the World", "War
at home and abroad", and "The final days and other highlights".
Another LP in the Unesco series; with vocalists Mohinuddin & Aminuddin Dagar, Robin Kumar Chatterjee, plus backing crew on tamboura, tablas, pakhavaj, sarangi. Mono.
Single-sleeve re of Greek folk LP originally released in 1974. Most of the print is in native tongue & lost on me... sorry!
Private Hawaiian folk/softrock with acoustic guitars, flute, cello, hand percussion (full drums on one track) etc + vocal harmonies. Fairly underrated LP - certainly no lost monster, but tracks like "So Free" & "Seabird" with cello & sound effects definitely live in the same ethereal island world as These Trails. 1st pressing.
A k a same, odd LP with soul/funk influences along with some psychy collage-type stuff. 1st cover version.
"1 aniversário da independencia de Mocambique". Rare 2LP set.
Scarce teen garage psych with a bunch of knock-out cuts, as good as any in the genre.
Rare kraut LP, 20 years since I last had a copy & while that one came from a monster 10,000 piece collection, the bulk of which burned, this one involved a whole lotta serious heartbreak on my part just to be able to grab it & put it up here. Long story, but obviously you might be in for heavy stuff if you decide to go for it. And don't tell me that's not the best sales rap you've ever heard.
surf noise (something which comes seemingly with all copies, including mint ones).
Pretty cool US pop psych, with obvious influences from the Beatles (or UK bands in general); plenty of good songs arranged with sitar, fuzz etc. Has become much more sought-after over the last few years, it seems.
Scarce debut LP from one of the biggest names in present-day Sami music. This is however not a folk LP, but rather an extremely 80s-sounding mishmash of things... including a Lennon-cover. Pretty rare though.
Privately released singersongwriter with full backing, including appearance from members of Gunder Hägg, Archimedes Badkar,
Solen Skiner, and several long tracks.
age-yellowing & soiling; light cornerbends/bumps & some faint creases. Original inner.
Gritty, bluesy, soulful rock with biting leads & horns. 1st pressing with 360 labels.
One of the top kantele guys & an essential LP if you're into this instrument and/or Finnish folk music.
Seldom seen & really cool Finnish comp, released on a Love sub-label. I'm guessing there's some sort of concept/theme at play here, but it's all lost on me apart from the fact that the whole LP hangs together really well with well-written songs & elaborate arrangements in a pop-rock-folk style which at times borders on sunshine pop, but there's also jazz & bossa influences, and strident femme vocals & an undefined but strongly Finnish edge keeps it well away from any cheesiness. Third track on s2 has a riff that could have been Hawkwind, had the setting been (very) different!
Re of 1975 classic.
Original release on a label mostly known for prog & avant rock, not least Samla-related releases, but here's a Bolivian folk outfit. Nice album.
bending in a few spots; one faintly bumped corner; minimal wear at opening f/b.
Great LP with Abercrombie, Danielsson, Christensen.
Same line-up as above.
With Roswell Rudd, J.F. Jenny-Clark, Aldo Romano.
Very rare V/A 10" with Stelios Cazantzides, Yota Lydia, Polly Panou, Emmanuel Angelopoulos a o. Mixed vocals. I'd hazard a guess that it's an early 60s release, but I really don't have a clue. No matter what, it's a great 'authentic' record & some tracks - like the opener on side two - are downright excellent.
Very rare & still rather obscure private pressing with one side guitar soli stuff, including the stunning "Arabesque", and the other with added vocals, hand percussion & flute for more song-based stuff. Highlight here is the folk psych killer "Inside The Hours Of Dawn". There are several cover versions, and this is - as far as I know anyway - the very first, of which no more than 100 copies were made, signed & numbered (this being #36; one "Sara" also signed, and I read somewhere that she's the one who did the cover), housed in an awesome screenprinted cover.
Scarce comp with Blues Section, Hurriganes, Albert Järvinen, Freeman & lots more; wild, dirty rock n' roll which likely will appeal to those into punk & garage as well, if your ears are big enough. Finnish vocals on most tracks add another dimension as well - to a non-speaker like me, they make the end result come across as even more unhinged.
seam; slight cornerbend/bump; top seam's very slightly tweaked, likely in manufacture; stain ofc; some very light soiling;
Better than you think garagey pop.
opening; one bent/bumped corner; some very light soiling/age-yellowing obc.
Recently released massive 2LP set, housed in a thick gatefold cover, of fantastically far-out sounds from 1970. The history is too complex to get into here, but it involves members from the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and has ties to a bunch of other underground acts of the time, plus the legendary Rustic Rod is all over much of it. There are distinct Beefheart influences at work, but these guys have a way more friendly freak vibe than the Captain ever did, not to mention it's also utterly British. Which in the end might leave us where Phil A's been standing for a while: "a more musically-adventurous Broughton Band". Regardless, this is real-deal underground head sounds conjuring up pictures of rusty vans, people living in tipis, Nik Turner honking his horn on a free festival & the revolution's just around the corner - and I love it for exactly those reasons.
This is a 3LP set, which includes the double above, plus a separate disc in its own cover. The thing to note about the latter is that, while it contains no music no on the 2LP set, it sequences the tracks differently, and - more important - it actually plays from the label outwards, as true to the band's original intentions when this was planned for a Dandelion release! I only have one copy of this set.
Fun oddball Swedish prog that's difficult to describe - from heavy & powerful (check the great "Morron Med Siw") to goofy & plain weird, sometimes during the course of just one track (like the 10:20 "Bingo Flamingo" & 16:09 "Lärling"). Mixed vocals.
Scarce 80s boot on yellow-into-orange vinyl of solid 1969 Ohio psychy bluesrock; front cover is an all-time classic.
bent/bumped corners; old price tag ofc; light creases along sides, mostly spine.
Pressing could be from any Scandinavian country, I guess... Great 2nd LP from this well-known Danish psych/prog outfit.
bends/creases; light wear f/b at opening. (Ultra-rare sun/gold-explosion cover version! Or an unfortunate photo glare maybe?)
Very nice copy of scarce later LP.
Sticking to useful buyer information, I feel obliged to reveal that the original owner of this eventually became the mayor of a small north-Swedish mountain town, before his premature death a few years ago. Not really familiar with his politics, but with a bit of Sky in his youthful head/veins I guess it can't have been all bad. Tatty copy, but somehow this goes well with the sleazy up-to-no-good sounds.
Rather fun LP with plenty of killer Joe Beck shredding. Cool cover design as well.
Great LP with folk songs from various Swedish regions, as well as Finland & Estonia, performed on ancient instruments + vocals. Comes with a 16-page booklet, full of notes (Swedish & English) & pics of instruments etc.
German issue of the above.
top seam at spine as well; drillhole.
US issue in different cover of Kevin Coyne's band's second LP.
Found a few of these in Hank The Prank's insanely overfilled storage space when we had another rec session recently. Never came sealed. ***Out of stock at the moment, but I'll have more soon.***
Ltd re-press of the 2019 LP; this is on white/gold vinyl, with white cover version as seen below. 90 copies only.
Ltd re-press of the 2019 LP; this is on white vinyl, with white cover version as seen above. 90 copies only.
CD comp of scarce material from circa 1997-2005, housed in a neat trifold digipak with somewhat extensive liner notes from band scholar Wilmot Clawson. This is the preferable revised 2nd edition. New/sealed copies - wholesale inquiries welcome!
Pink/yellow label pressing of 1966 LP.
Rather good soft singersongwriter, kinda reminds me of a poor man's David Ackles at times.
This is where they lose me, despite some lovely melancholic melodies, and sitar, tablas, backwards bits, mellotron etc sprucing things up... Too proggy, I guess (hearing this for the first time in ages, I thought they move into an almost Spring-like sound here & there).
1" tear, inside the gatefold, from opening inwards. Booklet in very nice shape.
Oop re of scarce & pretty cool 1970 Village Thing UK folk psychy LP; includes one bonus track not on the original.
Comp of various LP cuts from the expected ones... Mac, Bennett, Boyd, Dupree a o.
Rascals, Iron Butterfly, Buffalo Springfield, Vanilla Fudge, Cartoone. Different cover than on the US pressing.
1st of two from eclectic Swedish folk-prog-jazz band.
Re, sort of (different cover, different track order), of monster rare 1978 tax-scam LP with 1965-67 garage recordings with some budding psych flavours; gets pretty heavy on the great "Darkness". Blue vinyl version. Mono.
1st/best from Australian duo, recorded in the UK & overall a pretty good pop LP, occasional psych influences. Opener "She Said Ride" is excellent, with rather heavy guitar leads.
Palm tree label pressing of awesome 1969 LP. I bought my first copy of this when I was 16 & fifteen minutes later I managed to smash my glasses. Blind owl that I am I could barely find my way back home & in order to get back to town that same evening, where there was a gig by some band I can't recall, I had to locate a spare pair but the only thing I found was the ones I wore when I was 12. Thinking I looked like a total dork I made sure I had my face covered by a wall of hair, until a friend said 'Hey, you look like Ray Manzarek in those glasses", which made things a wee bit better. File under unremarkable tales from crypt.
Pop-into-light-psych with west coast vocal harmonies & some great tracks; same label as Grodeck Whipperjenny.
Twofer of their 1969 & 1970 releases.
Great LP with Lars Lystedt, Bertil Strandberg, Rune Gustafsson a o. Used to come with a far higher price tag only a few years ago.
Only months later re of Vertigo classic.
Hadn't heard this in... 20 years, maybe... and I'd forgotten how incredibly messed up side one is, in the way that no-frills rock sometimes goes completely off the rails without knowing it. S2 is as lost but very differently so.
Fusion with Bob Malik, John Lee & Alphonse Mouzon in addition to van't Hof's massive keyboard set-up.
Concert recorded in Vietnam, but "produced in Czechoslovakia".
Swedish anti-nuclear power comp, with Bernt Staf, Tore Berger, Elektriska Linden, Turid, Roland Von Malmborg, Nynningen, Röde Mor, Thomas Wiehe, and Thomas Tidholm - all good stuff (and exclusive to this release, I think), but Tidholm's track is a MONSTER, sounding like the perfect mix of his folky solo stuff & the droning of Harvester (Abelli on bass, and Bo Anders wrote the last verse, so there's a connection in people as well as sound). Painting ofc by Jan Ternald from Älgarnas Trädgård; single sleeve version. (Also, this is record is more relevant now
than it has been for a long time, what, with Sweden moving away from neo-liberal hell into fascist hell, where nuclear power is considered a "green" energy. I'm going nuts here for a million different reasons, and this is one of them.)
minimal wear obc at opening; light creases at spine. Orig inner.
Heady underground sounds, closely connected to later outfits like Agusa & Nepal Death. 300 copies only.
Later LP by semi-classic early SF band; soft pop with folky vocal harmonies. Their version of "Early Morning Rain" reminds me of the one by Square Root Of Nine.
Red print on front cover.
Biker OST with most tracks by Davie Allan & The Arrows, plus one each by The Visitors featuring Barbara, and The Hands Of Time. "Blue's Theme" is totally classic exploito fuzz rock!
2nd pressing (with Aarhoolie info bottom back) of 1964 LP.
12" five-tracker by stoney Irish hardrock outfit. Pretty cool black cover design (capturing this would be far beyond my photographic skills though) & label name/design is a funny-dumb take on Geffen.
PA band which once had Todd Rundgren in its line-up; "Everything Is Fine" is a melancholy treat, while "Color Scheme" is 6:23 of heavy, fuzzy bluesy psych, and the rest's a decent mixed bag of pop, rock, psych.
Bluesy, gritty, rootsy, jazzy rock, some Stones-moves, with Mike Patto, Ollie Halsall, Lol Coxhill, Boz Scaggs, Dave Thompson, Elkie Brooks & more.