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  • Shooting At The Moon Shooting At The Moon Quick View

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    Shooting At The Moon

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    Shooting at the Moon (1970) is the second solo album of Kevin Ayers. Following the release of his solo debut, Joy Of A Toy, Kevin Ayers created The Whole World to take the album on the road.


    Following the tour, the band (including Mike Oldfield, Lol Coxhill, Mick Fincher, Robert Wyatt and David Bedford), found itself in the studio. In October 1970, Ayers introduced the world to the Whole World with the release of his follow-up Shooting At The Moon.


    Shooting At The Moon is a solid, unique Pop record. However, Ayers has presented the material in the guise of progressive, arty Rock. No songs in Ayers' discography are more representative of his amiable musical nature than these.

    1. May I? / Rheinhardt & Geraldine / Colores Para Delores
    2. Lunatics Lament / Pisser Dans Un Violon
    3. The Oyster And The Flying Fish / Underwater / Clarence In Wonderland / Red Green And You Blue
    4. Shooting At The Moon
    Kevin Ayers
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Joy Of A Toy (Opaque Yellow Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Joy Of A Toy (Opaque Yellow Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Joy Of A Toy (Opaque Yellow Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Opaque Yellow Vinyl


    Joy Of A Toy is the debut solo album from the bassist and principal songwriter of the Soft Machine, originally released in 1969. With Ayers playing an impressive list of instruments and bandmate Robert Wyatt on drums for most of the songs, many of the tracks recall early Soft Machine, and feature Ayers prog-pop songwriting sensibilities in full force. Reissued on limited edition opaque yellow vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket, gatefold sleeve.

    1. Joy Of A Toy Continued
    2. Town Feeling
    3. The Clarietta Rag
    4. Girl On A Swing
    5. Song For Insane Times
    6. Stop The Train (Again Doing It)
    7. Eleanor's Cake (Which Ate Her)
    8. Lady Rachel
    9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
    10. All This Crazy Gift Of Time
    Kevin Ayers
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    Joy Of A Toy (Awaiting Repress)

    Reissued on 180 Gram Vinyl in a Deluxe Tip-on Jacket


    Joy Of A Toy is the debut solo album from the bassist and principal songwriter of the Soft Machine, originally released in 1969. With Ayers playing an impressive list of instruments and bandmate Robert Wyatt on drums for most of the songs, many of the tracks recall early Soft Machine, and feature Ayers prog-pop songwriting sensibilities in full force.

    1. Joy Of A Toy Continued
    2. Town Feeling
    3. The Clarietta Rag
    4. Girl On A Swing
    5. Song For Insane Times
    6. Stop The Train (Again Doing It)
    7. Eleanor's Cake (Which Ate Her)
    8. Lady Rachel
    9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
    10. All This Crazy Gift Of Time
    Kevin Ayers
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Joy Of A Toy Joy Of A Toy Quick View

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    Joy Of A Toy

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    As the SOFT MACHINE's first bassist and original principal songwriter, Kevin Ayers was an overlooked force behind the group's groundbreaking recordings in 1967 and 1968. Joy Of A Toy is his debut solo album, its whimsical and unique vision is a clear indication of how Soft Machine might have progressed under Ayers' tenure. On the LP he is accompanied by his Soft Machine colleagues Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge and Hugh Hopper.


    After a Soft Machine tour of the USA with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Ayers had decided to retire from the music business. Hendrix however, presented Ayers with an acoustic Gibson J-200 guitar on the promise that he continue his songwriting. Ayers repaired to a small London flat where he composed and arranged Joy Of A Toy features many of Ayers' most enduring songs from The Lady Rachel to Girl on a Swing.


    It was on this album that Ayers developed his sonorous vocal delivery, an avant-garde song construction and an affection for bizarre instrumentation that would have a deep influence far into the 1970s and indeed the present day.

    1. Joy Of A Toy Continued
    2. Town Feeling
    3. The Clarietta Rag
    4. Girl On A Swing
    5. Song For Insane Times
    6. Stop This Train Again Doing It
    7. Eleanor's Cake Which Ate Her
    8. The Lady Rachel
    9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
    10. All This Crazy Gift Of Time
    Kevin Ayers
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Gone Banana Gone Banana Quick View

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    Gone Banana

    "Backed by film noir brass and gently reverbed minor chords, Birgy's spectral vocals are at once comforting like a cashmere blanket and discomboblatingly strange. Not unlike catching the scent of someone that pulls you
    back to a dimension you forgot."- Noisey


    "The record takes delightfully unexpected..., mixing together subdued vocals, fuzzy riffs, and deliberate bass lines with a saxophone that often slices
    through melodies with free-spirited and seductive cries." - Wild Magazine


    A thick green mist, a lush chill vibe; after 5 years and countless self-released
    tapes and CDs, Mega Bog - the brainchild of songwriter Erin Birgy - has
    completed their best work to date; a swirling pop cloud called 'Gone Banana'.
    Influenced equally by the emotional psychedelia of Kevin Ayers and the pop
    whimsy of Steely Dan, 'Banana' is a joyous declaration of artistic independence and purpose. The story of a chronic goofball insisting on being taken
    seriously. A celebration of melancholy; using music to force yourself off the
    floor when you hit the bottom. Birgy is an enigmatic musician and a true
    weirdo - Megabog changes lineups and configurations faster than most musicians change clothes.


    Alternately a tender songwriting project, a blazin-hot jazz-rock combo, or an
    open forum for goofy one offs and fragile experimentation, it is ultimately
    whatever Birgy wants it to be on a given day. For 'Banana' she has gathered a
    loose group from Seattle's thriving experimental pop and improvised music
    scene, including members of local mainstays like Neighbors and Iji, along
    with hotshot sax guy Jacob Zimmerman. Sounding equal parts Ariel Pink and
    Prefab Sprout, they rip through 9 hazy burners with a sneaky tightness hidden behind layers of drizzle and reverb. Birgy's rich voice croons and bends
    around the shifting walls of sound, organizing and refocusing the swirl. Representing a unique moment in Birgy's songwriting and a budding maturation
    for a bouncy community of oddball pop addicts, 'Gone Banana' is an immersive listening experience and a peek into the life of a truly strange soul.

    1. Intro (Bird Bridge)
    2. Aurora/99
    3. Goobie Krishna
    4. Cologne in the Night
    5. Wet Moss
    6. Gone Banana
    7. Year of Patience
    8. Chilidog
    9. TP - 89 (edit)
    10. Lady Rachel (by Kevin Ayers)
    Mega Bog
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  • The Soft Machine (Awaiting Repress) The Soft Machine (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Soft Machine (Awaiting Repress)

    The first two albums by England's legendary Soft Machine, originally released in 1968 and 1969, remain among the most innovative and influential releases of that musically fertile era. These seminal LPs offered a visionary psychedelic-progressive-jazz-rock mix that helped to make the Soft Machine one of Britain's first significant underground bands, as well as a key force in the birth of both progressive rock and jazz-rock.


    A product of the same fabled Canterbury scene that spawned such beloved cult acts as Caravan and Hatfield and the North, the Soft Machine was the rare art-rock combo whose members possessed the instrumental skills to execute their ambitious musical ideas, as well as a playful sense of humor that balanced the band's complex compositions and adventurous improvisations. By the time they began making albums, the Soft Machine was already a sensation in the budding U.K. rock underground, thanks to their now-legendary performances at such fabled London clubs as the UFO, the Speakeasy and Middle Earth, where they shared stages with the likes of Pink Floyd and Tomorrow.


    The Soft Machine, co-produced by Chas Chandler and Tom Wilson, announced the band's arrival on the international scene in fine style. With an unusual three-man lineup comprised of Kevin Ayers on bass and vocals, Robert Wyatt on drums and vocals, and Mike Ratledge on keyboards, the album was recorded in New York, while the band was touring North America with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In contrast to the extended pieces that would later dominate the Soft Machine's repertoire, the album focuses on shorter, more concise songs that nonetheless provide plenty of room for the musicians to demonstrate their varied abilities.


    This landmark vinyl gem has been out of print for decades, but now it is back in this meticulously packaged Sundazed edition. Mastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on pristine high-definition vinyl, this lovingly restored vintage gem sounds as powerful and imaginative as ever.

    1. Hope for Happiness
    2. Joy of a Toy
    3. Hope for Happiness (reprise)
    4. Why Am I So Short?
    5. So Boot If At All
    6. A Certain Kind
    7. Save Yourself
    8. Priscilla
    9. Lullabye Letter
    10. We Did It Again
    11. Plus Belle qu'une Poubelle
    12. Why Are We Sleeping?
    13. Box 25/4 Lid
    Soft Machine
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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