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Anthem Of The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Picture Disc)Ranked 287/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Picture Disc
Groooooovy! The limited-edition (10,000 copies) 12-inch vinyl ANTHEM OF THE SUN: 50th ANNIVERSARY PICTURE DISC is not to be missed. Available via Grateful Dead Productions, this one features the remastered 1971 mix of the album.
Originally released in 1968, the aspiring Anthem of the Sun is the second album from The Grateful Dead and it finds the band refining the dynamics of their live set in the confines of the studio while simultaneously challenging the conventions of the LP medium. The addition of lyricist Robert Hunter and percussionist Mickey Hart helps take the Dead's brand of improvisational psychedelia to new heights here and displays that they could be as equally transcendent in the studio.$21.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Anthem Of The SunRanked 287/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Originally released in 1968, the aspiring Anthem of the Sun is the second album from The Grateful Dead and it finds the band refining the dynamics of their live set in the confines of the studio while simultaneously challenging the conventions of the LP medium. The addition of lyricist Robert Hunter and percussionist Mickey Hart helps take the Dead's brand of improvisational psychedelia to new heights here and displays that they could be as equally transcendent in the studio.1. That's It For The Other One (Parts I-IV)
2. New Potato Caboose
3. Born Cross-Eyed
5. Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)
6. Alligator (Live in Los Angeles Version)
7. Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) (Live In Los Angeles 1968 Version)
8. Feedback (Live In Los Angeles 1968 Version)
9. Born Cross-Eyed (Single Version)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-SUN-5445xMamas And The Papas, The
The Mamas And The PapasIn their brief but eventful reign as one of America's hippest and most popular recording acts, the Mamas and the Papas-Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips and main songwriter/sonic architect John Phillips-created a uniquely captivating brand of smart, harmony-laden pop that was consistently inventive and innovative, yet effortlessly commercial.
Although their hitmaking heyday lasted less than three years, these trendsetting California dreamers left a long-lasting mark on popular music, releasing a series of hit singles and classic albums that remain deeply ingrained in the pop-culture consciousness four and a half decades later. Now, Sundazed Music brings the Mamas and the Papas' much-requested, long-out-of-print second and third albums back to the marketplace in LP editions that preserve their timeless brilliance for the ages.
These beloved '60s classics have been lovingly restored by Sundazed Music to their original glory, on high-quality vinyl LP. This definitive edition faithfully reproduces the album's iconic original cover art, while careful mastering from the original reels guarantees that it's never sounded better than it does here.
Released in the fall of 1966, the Mamas and the Papas' self-titled second album remains one of the foursome's most enduring and popular releases, and contains some of the most appealing and accomplished music that they ever produced. Along with the infectious hits "I Saw Her Again" and "Words of Love," The Mamas and the Papas features such John Phillips-penned favorites as "No Salt On Her Tail," "Dancing Bear" and "Trip, Stumble and Fall," along with distinctive covers of Martha and the Vandellas' Motown anthem "Dancing in the Street" and the Rodgers and Hart standard "My Heart Stood Still."1. No Salt On Her Tail
2. Trip, Stumble & Fall
3. Dancing Bear
4. Words Of Love
5. My Heart Stood Still
6. Dancing In The Street
7. I Saw Her Again
8. Strange Young Girls
9. I Can't Wait
10. Even If I Could
11. That Kind Of Girl
12. Once Was A Time I Thought$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-LOS-6437xRyan Bingham And The Dead Horses
Roadhouse SunWith a writing style that echoes the working-man sympathy anthems of Woody Guthrie combined with the folky nature of Bob Dylan and a voice that mirrors Bruce Springsteen's, Ryan Bingham is quickly making a name for himself as one of the up and coming Texas bred songwriters. Born in Hobbs, New Mexico, and raised in rural Texas towns like Spring and Stephenville, Bingham made his living as a bullrider on the Texas rodeo circuit. He entertained his rodeo buddies with songs while selling his self-produced records at small clubs and rodeos along the way. His songwriting and voice soon got him noticed by idol and mentor Joe Ely along with Terry Allen, Guy Clark and other Texas legends. His major label debut, 2007's Mescalito, bears the hardscrabble marking of someone accustomed to the tough life. It veers from campfire balladry to ragged roots rock that bristles with roadhouse energy, wrote No Depression. Bingham's major label follow-up Roadhouse Sun is set for release in May of 2009 from Lost Highway Records.1. Day Is Done
2. Dylan's Hard Rain
3. Tell My Mother I Miss Her So
4. Country Roads
6. Snake Eyes
7. Endless Ways
8. Change Is
9. Rollin' Highway Blues
10. Hey Hey Hurray
11. Roadhouse Blues
12. Wishing Well$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Leave Me Alone!Each and every track by these quintessential long-haired delinquents from Chicago, famed for Leave Me Alone, the most outrageous, in-your-face anthem of the mid '60s! Eight cuts, 2 previously unissued!1. Leave Me Alone
2. The Girl I Threw Away
3. Tease Me
5. Your Stuff
6. Inside Outside
7. As Time Goes By*
8. Leave Me Alone (instrumental track)*
*previously unissued$15.9910 Vinyl Single LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Times They Are A Changin' (MONO)The Times They Are A-Changin', the third album featured in our ongoing campaign to restore Bob Dylan's legacy on vinyl, is also the third album Dylan recorded for Columbia. Released in February 1964, the incisive title track quickly became an anthem for all those seeking social justice, and served as the soundtrack for an entire generation.
This Sundazed edition is an exact reproduction of the rare original 1964
mono album, featuring the original 11 Outlined Epitaphs insert and
all-analog mastering from the absolute original source tapes.1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
2. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
3. With God On Our Side
4. One Too Many Mornings
5. North Country Blues
6. Only A Pawn In Their Game
7. Boots Of Spanish Leather
8. When The Ship Comes In
9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
10. Restless Farewell$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jerk And Twine TimeOut of print in its original LP format for nearly half a century, this vintage '60s gem has been sourced from the original mono tapes and pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with complete original cover art.
Jerk and Twine Time emphasizes the raw immediacy of the Knickerbockers' origins as a live band. Beyond the dance-craze anthem "Jerk Town" and the venerable R&B instrumental "Twine Time," the set offers a memorable mix of the British Invasion, R&B and Motown covers that dominated the band's live repertoire at the time, with memorable renditions of the Zombies' "She's Not There" and the Kinks anthems "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night." They also tear into the Kingsmen's garage novelty "The Jolly Green Giant," the Motown standard "Money (That's What I Want)" and the R&B classics "Land of 1000 Dances" and "The 'In' Crowd."
Although the Knickerbockers hailed from Bergenfield, New Jersey, anyone listening to the radio in early 1966 would have sworn that they were from Liverpool. That's when the band's overpoweringly infectious signature tune "Lies" stormed the AM airwaves, convincing many stateside listeners that they were hearing a fab new Beatles single.1. You Really Got Me
2. All Day and All of the Night
4. The Jolly Green Giant
5. Twine Time
6. Land of 1000 Dances
7. The "In" Crowd
8. The Jerk
9. Jerk Town
10. She's Not There$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Turn! Turn! Turn! (MONO)The Byrds' second album of 1965 led off with the heroic Los Angeles quintet's second chart-topping single, Turn! Turn! Turn!, the song that placed them squarely on top of the mountain of a U.S. rock scene, feverishly bubbling away in answer to '64's British Invasion. The alchemical number, with lyrics straight out of the Bible's book of Ecclesiastes, was a perfect fit for a growing hippie counter-culture about to turn the world upside down. It Won't Be Long married chiming guitars to thrilling Byrds harmonies, while Lay Down Your Weary Tune and He Was A Friend Of Mine, the latter dedicated to recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy, were shining beacons of folk-rock at its very best. The Times They Are A-Changing is the perfect Dylan-penned anthem for a hip new generation, and Satisfied Mind emits just a sniff of country-rock yet-to-come.
Unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
2. It Won't Be Wrong
3. Set You Free This Time
4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
5. He Was A Friend Of Mine
6. The World Turns All Around Her
7. Satisfied Mind
8. If You're Gone
9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
10. Wait And See
11. Oh! Susannah$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Psychedelic LollipopThe Blues Magoos launched their recording career with a major smash, hitting the Top Five with the brash garage-punk anthem (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet. That tune is just one of the multiple pleasures of Psychedelic Lollipop, notable as one of the first albums (along with the 13th Floor Elevators' debut) to use the word psychedelic in its title. The band balances swaggering proto-punk attitude, a Beatlesque pop sensibility and adventurous acid-pop experimentalism on such tunes as Gotta Get Away, One by One and Love Seems Doomed. And the Magoos' high-energy workouts on James Brown's I'll Go Crazy and John Loudermilk's Tobacco Road rank with the greatest versions of those much-covered garage-band standards.
This 60s garage-psych nugget is now available from Sundazed on High Definition Vinyl, sourced from the original Mercury-label stereo masters, with the colorful original cover art meticulously reproduced.
In their '60s heyday, the Blues Magoos were one of the first garage-punk bands to achieve mainstream success, and one of the first to embrace psychedelia. Early in their existence, the Bronx-bred quintet's high-energy live sets made them a popular attraction on the Greenwich Village club scene. Once they began making records, they quickly emerged as one of one of the earliest and most inventive exponents of the psychedelic sound. The band's 1966 debut album Psychedelic Lollipop and its 1967 followup Electric Comic Book, are two of that period's most beloved and enduring albums.1. (We Aint Got) Nothin Yet
2. Love Seems Doomed
3. Tobacco Road
4. Queen of My Nights
5. Ill Go Crazy
6. Gotta Get Away
7. Sometimes I Think About
8. One by One
9. Worried Life Blues
10. Shes Coming Home$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Twist & ShoutThis timeless '60s masterpiece has been sourced from the original stereo tapes, pressed on 180 gram vinyl and decked out with complete original cover art.
The Isley Brothers are one of the most enduring and influential acts in American music, building a prodigious body of innovative, infectious work that's broadened rhythm and blues' creative boundaries while keeping the combo at the forefront for more than half a century. For many listeners, though, there's no beating the Isleys' raw, raucous early work, which combined gospel fervor and roadhouse grit to create rousing, transcendent music.
The Isley Brothers' 1962 hit "Twist & Shout" marked a crucial breakthrough for the legendary trio. Recorded with producer/songwriter Bert Berns for Scepter Records' Wand subsidiary, the song became a major pop/R&B crossover hit. It also became a cultural anthem whose influence extended across the Atlantic and caught the ear of the Beatles, whose version of the song also became a transatlantic smash.
The Isley Brothers LP bearing "Twist & Shout" is a killer encapsulation of the group's early brilliance. In addition to the title track, the album features a passel of tunes in the same wild vein, with the brothers' wailing vocals driving such infectious numbers as "I Say Love," "Right Now," "Hold on Baby" and "The Snake."1. Twist & Shout
2. I Say Love
3. Right Now
4. Hold On Baby
5. Rubber Leg Twist
6. The Snake
7. You Better Come Home
8. Never Leave Me Baby
9. Spanish Twist
10. Time After Time
11. Let's Twist Again
12. Don't You Feel$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Stone Free/Lover ManFrom Sundazed, the lost 1969 Jimi Hendrix single! Recorded in April, 1969, with key musicians from the guitar god's inner circle-Billy Cox on bass, Mitch Mitchell on drums, along with friends Roger Chapman and Andy Fairweather Low on backing vocals-this new platter features Hendrix' second studio attempt at Stone Free, perhaps the song associated with him that best encapsulates the artist's restless renegade spirit!
Reprise scheduled this axe anthem as a single not long after the sessions, but for reasons unknown, they issued an earlier version that was recorded in 1966 and had previously appeared as a 1966 B-side in the UK. This revised, rocking, razing take on a favorite song of the performers' (he often performed it in his shows) only later appeared on a posthumous LP in the '70s in an overdubbed version...but it is restored to the original performances here on the new Sundazed 7 edition!
Also included is Lover Man, a killer, funkified blues track with Billy Cox on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums, recorded summer, 1970. A tight and tempestuous groove that could've (and should've!) been an A-side of its own.
Two sides of pure, original Jimi Hendrix in his prime, presented by Sundazed in partnership with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., the fourth in the series of commemorative singles with a new picture sleeve, featuring unique and hard-to-find vintage performances!1. Stone Free
2. Lover Man$9.997 Vinyl Single Buy Now
Fever TreeFever Tree's lone hit single, the haunting 1968 tribal anthem San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native), perfectly captured the spirit of the psychedelic era. Although their signature hit led many to assume that they were a Bay Area band, Fever Tree actually hailed from Houston, Texas. San Francisco Girls quickly emerged as a staple of American underground Fm radio, and won the band an international audience after becoming an airplay favorite of influential British DJ John Peel.
San Francisco Girls is also the centerpiece of Fever Tree's self-titled first LP, one of the period's most distinctive debut efforts. As the album demonstrates, the quintet was adept at incorporating jazz and classical influences, ambitious song structures and resourceful production touches. Such memorable numbers as The Sun Also Rises and Come with Me (Rainsong benefit from Dennis Keller's hypnotic vocals, Michael Knust's dynamic guitar work and Rob Landes' inventive keyboard textures. Also included is a memorable medley of the Beatles' Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out, and a unique interpretation of the Neil Young/Buffalo Springfield nugget Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing. Fever Tree's expansive musical settings also feature key contributions from a pair of noted arrangers: David Angel, renowned for his work of Love's Forever Changes and Gene Page, whose resume includes work with the likes of Phil Spector and Marvin Gaye.
Fever Tree would release three more well-received albums, before disbanding at the dawn of the 1970s. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the band's vintage work, and this one-of-a-kind debut album remains a deeply compelling sonic artifact.
The vinyl edition of this vintage gem is mastered from the original analog tapes, features complete original cover art and is pressed on high quality, high-definition vinyl, the better to recapture the original magic of this timeless album.1. Imitation Situation 1 (Toccata and Fugue)
2. Where Do You Go?
3. San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)
4. Ninety-Nine and One Half
5. Man Who Paints the Pictures
6. Filigree & Shadow
7. The Sun Also Rises
8. Day Tripper-We Can Work It Out
9. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
10. Unlock My Door
11. Come with Me (Rainsong)$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
OutsideinsideBlue Cheer looms large in the annals of hard rock, laying down the sonic foundations of heavy metal, and serving as a crucial influence on the birth of punk, grunge and stoner rock. While the rest of the rock world was mellowing out and embracing the spirit of the Summer of Love, the seminal San Francisco power trio was churning out ballsy blues-rock anthems whose fuzz-heavy, adrenaline-charged intensity helped to alter the course of contemporary music.
Blue Cheers second album, Outsideinside, fully matches its predecessors primal power. The last Blue Cheer release to feature the beloved lineup of Stephens, Peterson and Whaley, Outsideinside is a bracing orgy of volume, distortion and aggression, with such highlights as Just a Little Bit, Come and Get It, the instrumental Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger and the bands distinctive take on the Rolling Stones Satisfaction. Like its predecessor, Outsideinside has been out of print on vinyl for decades and has long been prized by collectors.1. Feathers from Your Tree
2. Sun Cycle
3. Just a Little Bit
4. Gypsy Ball
5. Come and Get It
6. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
7. The Hunter
8. Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger
9. Babylon$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Vincebus Eruptum (Awaiting Repress)Blue Cheer looms large in the annals of hard rock, laying down the sonic foundations of heavy metal, and serving as a crucial influence on the birth of punk, grunge and stoner rock. While the rest of the rock world was mellowing out and embracing the spirit of the Summer of Love, the seminal San Francisco power trio was churning out ballsy blues-rock anthems whose fuzz-heavy, adrenaline-charged intensity helped to alter the course of contemporary music.
Vincebus Eruptum, Blue Cheers landmark 1968 debut, is widely regarded as Ground Zero of the heavy metal explosion. The album, featuring the classic Blue Cheer lineup of guitarist Leigh Stephens, bassist/vocalist Dickie Peterson and drummer Paul Whaley, includes the trios mind-melting reading of Eddie Cochrans Summertime Blues, which became a Top 20 single, along with such raw, overdriven originals as Doctor Please and Second Time Around and distinctive reworkings of the blues standards Rock Me Baby and Parchment Farm. Long out of print on vinyl, with original copies trading for steep collectors prices, this legendary debut is available once again in its original format, complete with its unique original cover design.1. Summertime Blues
2. Rock Me Baby
3. Doctor Please
4. Out of Focus
5. Parchment Farm
6. Second Time Around$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Neighb'rhood Childr'nWhen Dyan Hoffman, Rick Bolz, Ron Raschdorf and W.A. Farrens drove 350 miles through the mighty redwood groves down to San Francisco to cut their first album at Leo de Gar Kulka's Golden State Recorders, they couldn't have picked a better time. It was the summer of 1967, now known as the Summer Of Love, and San Francisco was inundated with young people from all over the world, spurred on by a blossoming rock scene that included Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Co. and the Grateful Dead. And yet, none of those legends in the making ever cut an album as hard to find these days, extremely rare and collectible, as this LP by the Neighb'rhood Childr'n.
Not only is their record hideously hard to find, it's amazingly groovy coming from four kids from a rural background. Dyan's voice has the earnest zeal of a young Grace Slick, and the complex arrangements run the table from acid-soaked tripsichord to fiery anthems meant to spur on a new generation of street-fighting men as well as lonely navigators of the mind. Not surprisingly, Dyan reveals that some of this amazing material was inspired by seeing Quicksilver Messenger Service for the first time. They were always my favorite group, she says. It just goes to show what you can soak up and give back to the world if your heart is in the right place.1. Up Down Turn Around World
2. Long Years In Space
3. Feeling Zero
4. Over The Rainbow
5. Changes Brought To Me
6. Please Leave Me Alone
7. Chocolate Angel
8. Happy Child
10. Happy World Of Captain K
11. She's Got No Identification
12. Hobbit's Dream
$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
VolunteersRanked 370/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
In their late-60s heyday, Jefferson Airplane embodied the eras revolutionary attitude and experimental spirit like no other rock act. Their unique combination of adventurous musicianship, visionary lyrics and personal charisma defined San Francisco psychedelia and established the band as quintessential Aquarian-age messengers.
1969s Volunteers coincided with Jefferson Airplanes performance at the Woodstock festival and is one of the groups most popular albums. Its also one of their most explicitly political efforts, calling for revolutionary action and counter-cultural unity on such memorable anthems as We Can Be Together, Wooden Ships, Eskimo Blue Day and the albums iconic title track, with the band members formidable musicianship augmented by guest players Jerry Garcia and Nicky Hopkins. Volunteers uncompromising stance originally made the album a source of controversy, but today its rightfully recognized as a rock landmark.
As part of Sundazed's ongoing mission to present classic LPs in all their original sonic and visual glory, the first generation stereo masters were sourced and the cover art was meticulously reproduced.1. We Can Be Together
2. Good Shepherd
3. The Farm
4. Hey Fredrick
5. Turn My Life Down
6. Wooden Ships
7. Eskimo Blue Day
8. A Song for All Seasons
10. Volunteers$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dirty WaterThe Standells' key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960's teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining, proto-punk smash "Dirty Water", through a series of equally memorable underdog anthems ("Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," "Why Pick on Me") and obscenities (the banned "Try It"), the Standells left an indelible mark on their era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord, fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven "squares"-repellant.
The Standells' Dirty Water album, their first for Tower Records, was primarily recorded away from their Hollywood home base. Producer Ed Cobb picked a Seattle studio and engineer Kearney Barton (the Sonics), unwittingly unleashing the savage Pacific Northwest Sound on the rest of the country. As Standells founding member Larry Tamblyn tells it, "It really was the Standells raw." The results include crushing classics like "Little Sally Tease," "Medication," and "Why Did You Hurt Me."1. Medication
2. Little Sally Tease
3. There's A Storm Coming
4. 19th Nervous Breakdown
5. Dirty Water
6. Poor Man's Prison
7. It's All In Your Mind
8. Pride & Devotion
9. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
10. Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go?
11. Why Did You Hurt Me
14. Take A Ride$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Try ItThe Standells' key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960's teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining, proto-punk smash "Dirty Water", through a series of equally memorable underdog anthems ("Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," "Why Pick on Me") and obscenities (the banned "Try It"), the Standells left an indelible mark on their era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord, fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven "squares"-repellant.
Built around the banned title track, Try It is a tale of two (LP) sides; one a cohesive step into super-charged '67 Standells Soul, the other a bet-hedging exercise that compiles possibly the strongest material of the band's career. Latter includes the classic Standells style, either at its most pulverizing ("Barracuda," "Riot on Sunset Strip") or now one foot into psychedelia ("All Fall Down," "Did You Ever Have That Feeling"). It provides the perfect bookend to the Standells' legendary Tower Records era albums.1. Can't Help But Love You
2. Ninety-Nine And A Half
3. Trip To Paradise
4. St. James Infirmary
5. Try It
6. Animal Girl
7. Soul Drippin'
9. Did You Ever Have That Feeling
10. All Fall Down
11. Poor Shell Of A Man
12. Riot On Sunset Strip
13. Get Away From Here
14. Try It (alternate vocal)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Why Pick On MeThe Standells' key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960's teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining, proto-punk smash "Dirty Water", through a series of equally memorable underdog anthems ("Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," "Why Pick on Me") and obscenities (the banned "Try It"), the Standells left an indelible mark on their era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord, fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven "squares"-repellant.
For their second Tower album, Why Pick On Me, the Standells received a significant sonic boost with the move to American Recording Company. Legendary engineer Richie Podolor cut the best sounding records of the era; from the Standells, Chocolate Watchband, and Electric Prunes to Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night. The drum tracks on this album are simply not to be believed, the bass drum sound possibly registering on the Richter scale. Here the Standells build on their strengths with tough originals from producer Ed Cobb, equally-hard driving outside material ("Black Hearted Woman," "Mainline"), and notably, the emergence of Larry Tamblyn as a songwriter (his "Mr. Nobody" arguably the album's highlight).1. Why Pick On Me
2. Paint It Black
3. Mi Hai Fatto Innamorare
4. I Hate To Leave You
5. Black Hearted Woman
6. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
7. The Boy Who Is Lost
8. The Girl And The Moon
9. Looking At Tomorrow
10. Mr. Nobody
11. My Little Red Book
13. Have You Ever Spent The Night In Jail
14. Don't Say Nothing At All (instrumental)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BarabajagalDonovan was in a tremendously creative phase during the latter part of 1968, owing to both a tour of the United States (which yielded a live album) and the chemical and social stimulation of his surroundings. Amid all of that activity and his subsequent recordings, his European performances, and the slightly late catch-up of his British career to his American success, Donovan's work blossomed in several different directions on the resulting album, Barabajagal. He still sounded like a folkie, but on the title track as well as Superlungs My Supergirl, he was backed by the Jeff Beck Group and an outfit that included Big Jim Sullivan and John Paul Jones, respectively. With Barabajagal, Donovan intermingled soft, lyrical, spaced-out folk, hard psychedelia, children's songs, anthems to free love (along with a lusty appreciation of the fairer sex that runs throughout the album), and even antiwar sentiments (To Susan on the West Coast Waiting). The result was the most challenging album then issued by Donovan, but also one of his most successful, with album sales driven by the presence of the U.S. hit Atlantis.
- Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)1. Barabajagal
2. Superlungs My Supergirl
3. Where Is She
4. Happiness Runs
5. I Love My Shirt
6. The Love Song
7. To Susan On The West Coast Waiting
10. Pamela Jo$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard and ClarkIn 1965 Missouri-born Gene Clark was riding the crest of unprecedented success and adulation as a member of the Byrds. Anointed as America's answer to the Beatles, the Byrds topped the charts with folk-rock anthems like Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn! and Eight Miles High. Gene was front and center as tambourine player, singer and principal songwriter for the group. But in early 1966 he flew the Byrds' coop. A gifted songwriter, expectations ran high for a stellar solo career, but those hopes were dashed when his debut solo album and single both failed to chart. Dropped by Columbia Records the following year, Gene's career remained in limbo until teaming up with banjo player extraordinaire Doug Dillard.
What emerged from a series of informal jam sessions in and around Laurel Canyon was a loose-knit group of pickers seeking to break bluegrass music out of its traditional confines and redefine it in a contemporary country-rock context. The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is a groundbreaking album that helped define country-rock and set the template not only for that genre but the entire alt-country, Americana and Roots Rock movements of the '90s. Together with future Eagle Bernie Leadon, who co-wrote Train Leaves Here This Morning, with Gene (featured both on the Fantastic Expedition album and later on the Eagels' debut release), the Dillard & Clark merger represents a high-water mark in Gene Clark's impressive anon of recordings and one of the most satisfying periods in his often troubled career.
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark ranks among a handful of seminal 1960s country-rock experiments. I think we made our mark in country rock, muses Doug Dillard. We didn't make the charts but we sure influenced a lot of people. To insure that their influence carries on, Sundazed proudly presents this newly mastered edition, sourced from the original A&M analog tapes, available on resonant high-definition vinyl packaged in a vibrant recreation of the original cover artwork.1. Out On the Side
2. She Darked the Sun
3. Don't Come Rollin'
4. Train Leaves Here This Mornin'
5. With Care From Someone
6. The Radio Song
7. Git It On Brother (Git In Line Brother)
8. In the Plan
9. Something's Wrong$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lost Legends of Surf GuitarIt's hard to think of a musical style that's more quintessentially American than surf music. Springing up along the California coast in the early 1960s, the surf sound-characterized by wet-sounding guitar reverb that echoed the sound of the sea and pummeling rhythms that emulated the ocean's currents-was originally inspired and nurtured by the culture that surrounded the sport. Despite its provincial origins, the surf genre captured the imagination of teenagers around the world, and spawned a remarkably large body of highly original music, with an emphasis on innovative guitar instrumentals that would influence rock axemen for decades to come.
Much of that vintage surf music was originally released on small regional labels, and many of the acts that created some of the greatest surf music never released more than a handful of singles. Those factors resulted in many original surf classics remaining difficult to obtain in recent years. Sundazed Music, a longstanding champion of vintage surf music, went a long way towards remedying that situation with the release of its CD series Lost Legends of Surf Guitar. The series has been widely recognized for rescuing numerous rare, obscure and/or lesser-known gems from surf music's golden age. Now, the landmark series moves into second gear, progressing into the vinyl format with a pair of double-LP collections, each of which features 28 below-the-radar vintage surf killers.
Lost Legends of Surf Guitar gathers a rousing, roaring assortment of underground surf classics and underappreciated gems by such notable surf combos as the Challengers, the Pyramids, the Tornadoes, Jerry Cole & His Spacemen, the Catalinas, the Centurions, the Essex, the Jesters, the Rhythm Rockers, the Royal Coachmen, the Tandems and Dave Myers and His Surftones, as well as numbers by both the Surfaris and the Original Surfaris! There's also a rarely-heard track by legendary Minnesota surf-garage kings the Trashmen, the out-there Devil Surfer by Scott Engel (who would soon go on to pop stardom and cult acclaim as Scott Walker) and scarce versions of such surf anthems as Jack the Ripper, Point Panic and Moondawg.
This essential collection, meticulously mastered from rare vintage tapes and pressed on high-quality vinyl, is the perfect collection for gremmie and ho-dad alike, so grab this wave and jump head-first into the surf!!!1. LOOPHOLE: The Royal Coachmen
2. BIG NOISE FROM WAIMEA: The Ebb Tides
3. GEAR!: Dave Myers and His Surftones
4. THE BREEZE AND I: Steve and the Emperors
5. FAILSAFE: The Original Surfaris
6. DEVIL SURFER: Scott Engel
7. SHOCKWAVE: Zorba and the Greeks
8. THE RISING SURF: The Tandems
9. CONTACT: The Pyramids
10. SURFS UP: The Original Surfaris
11. CEMETERY STOMP: The Essex
12. THE JESTER: The Jesters
13. REPEATING: The Royal Coachmen
14. PRESSURE: The Pyramids
15. IAN FLEMING THEME: The Menn
16. PRAY FOR SURF: The Essex
17. POINT SURF: The Surf Teens
18. ISHAMATSU: The Centurions
19. EXOTIC: The Original Surfaris
20. BEYOND THE SURF: The Tandems
21. FUGITIVE: Jan Davis
22. JACK THE RIPPER: The Surfaris
23. BANZAI WASHOUT: The Catalinas
24. POINT PANIC: Jerry Cole & His Spacemen
25. BURNING RUBBER: Gene "The Draggin' King" Moles
26. WALK, DON'T RUN: The Trashmen
27. SHOOTIN' BEAVERS: The Tornadoes
28. MOONDAWG: The Rhythm Rockers$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Modern StreetsBeat Spacek is the latest project from UK vocalist/producer Steve Spacek, a man who should really need no introduction. With boundless abilities, his work transcends genre and style - instead focusing more on swing, melody, vibe and atmosphere. From his legendary output with the band Spacek - Curvatia (2001), Vintage Hi-Tech (2003); solo work on the cult Sound In Color imprint and collaborations with the late, great J.Dilla; to his under-the-radar Black Pocket project for dBridge's Exit Records and his most recent work with Mark Pritchard as one half of Africa HiTech, his fearless approach to creation has always been progressive and highly original.
Beat Spacek sees him once again take the reigns as a solo artist creating a record that is as much a love letter to the future as it is an ode to the past. Created largely using iPhone and iPad apps, the album once again finds Steve liberated through new technologies, excited by the prospects of "the new" whilst expressing notions of the past. It's a journey through the evolution of modern Britain from a futurist perspective.
Framed against a particular period in the 1980s when Steve was growing up as a young man in New Cross, South East London, Modern Streets is rooted in the duality of the past and the future. Flim-Flams was the club where he first experienced the clash of sounds and styles that characterised South London's racial, ethnic and cultural melting pot. A spot where Punks, Soul Heads, New Romantics, Dread Locks and Skinheads all converged brought together through a love of music and new sounds.
From the paranoid, post-punk, sleng teng musings of I Wanna Know to the nu wave pop-powered love song Inflight Wave, Modern Streets is a direct reflection of that experience, envisioned through the mind of a 21st Century Rudeboy. Ghanaian Highlife is re-imagined in digital form on Tonight; Stand Firm tips its hat to the dancehall with a futuristic rinse; whilst the sub-bass powered anthem Alone in Da Sun draws on the finest elements of dubstep's sonic vocabulary and reworks them into a loose, new age club jam, brimming with soul and charisma.1. I Wanna Know
3. Inflight Wave
4. Modern Streets
5. I Want You
6. Gotta Get Some Music
7. If You Are My Chalice
8. There is a Love
9. Stand Firm
10. Compact n Sleep
11. Back to School
12. You're the Only One
13. Alone in Da Sun$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Music EmporiumBlistering rockers with wispy melodies, Buddhist chants with wild-eyed psychedelic anthems: all part of the unique acid-folk vision of LA's Music Emporium, led by keyboard virtuoso/singer Bill Casey Cosby. For this first ever legitimate reissue of their supremely rare 1969 album--now on CD and 180 gram vinyl (with original die-cut, gatefold cover faithfully reproduced!)--we've purchased the original masters, interviewed the band, found never-before-seen snapshots, and added five cool bonus tracks (2/LP)!1. Nam Myo Renge Kyo
2. Velvet Sunsets
4. Catatonic Variations
5. Times Like This
6. Gentle Thursday
7. Winds Have Changed
9. Sun Never Shines
10. Day Of Wrath
11. Nam Myo Renge Kyo (instrumental) *
12. Gentle Thursday (instrumental) *
* Previously Unissued$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now