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48. REED, LOU: “Metal Machine Music” (RCA Records – RCA-9111 ~ 12) (2 LP Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent/ Obi: Near Mint). Stock copy of immediately withdrawn Japanese pressing. Comes with rare obi and liner notes inside the gatefold by Taj Mahal Traveller Kosugi Takehisa. Comes much cheaper as opposed to the promo issue I have listed on the main site. SOLD
49. ROSS, DIANA & MARVIN GAYE: “Diana & Marvin” (Motown/ Victor Records Japan – SWX-6067) (Record: Near Mint/ Triple Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Original & top condition Japan original pressing from 1974. Price: 20 Euro
50. SHEPP, ARCHIE with Chicago Beau: “Black Gipsy” (America/ Nippon Columbia – YW-7576-MU) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint). Rare Japanese original pressing in absolutely flawless condition. Light-years better pressing and sounding far superior as opposed to the French issue. Of any other reedman, Rudd has had the most extensive history with Archie Shepp. Here on a late '60s Paris session, though, the saxophonist intriguingly fuses a loosely organized informal free jazz jam under a fundamental blues backdrop with the immediately distinguishable Leroy Jenkins and eight discernible instrumentalists, including himself, exclusively on soprano. Earl Freeman, Julio Finn, Sunny Murray, Clifford Thornton, Noah Howard and Dave Burrell sporadically are joined by vocalist Chicago Beau, who offers poetic vocal raps that put the blues element in context, recalling Shepp's own vocal dabblings, while Finn's harmonica touches upon Rahsaan Roland Kirk's blues/jazz experiments with Sonny Boy Williamson. Burrell's surprisingly tame piano lines and Murray's steady drum beat frame the first of two extended pieces. Most of the experimentation happens along the sidelines, unlike the more dynamic three-part follow-up, "Epitaph of a Small Winner, clocking in also at over twenty minutes, on which Burrell and Murray's playing is more characteristic. Murray throws around multi-rhythmic lines, rising to the foreground as the piece's momentary center, before fading to allow for Burrell's equally momentous solo featuring his distinct avant-ragtime approach. Impossible to upgrade upon. Price: 50 Euro
51. SONIC YOUTH: “Confusion Is Sex” (SST Records – SST096) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Classic Sonic Youth slide, later press issue in top condition for cheap. Price: 15 Euro
52. SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON: "Live with Memphis Slim" (Vogue/Toei Records - YX-4030) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). Rare Japanese pressing pressed on high quality vinyl. Recorded live in concert on December, 1963 in Paris, France and released only in France at the time. It also came out in japan albeit sales were low so not so many copies floating around. Top condition with rare obi present. Price: 40 Euro
53. SUBVERT BLAZE: “Subvert Art & Subvert Art II” (Alchemy Records/ Disk Union – ARLP-034/035) (2 LP Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Poster: Mint/ 6 Stickers: Mint/ Concert Ticket: Mint). Immediately out of print deluxe reissue of heavy psych LP that original was released in the late 1980s on the Alchemy records. This one couples the band’s complete output on a 2 LP set, the first LP was released on LP way back in the 1980s there were their 2nd LP was only released on CD and sees its vinyl debut here. Hard psychedelic masterpiece by this trio, recorded at the late eighties. Subvert Blaze was together with Hanadensha one of the greatest band on Kansai scene and two of the most technically skilled. The trio was fronted by guitarist and doom head Kakinoki Yoshihiro (now of Garadama), wonder bass slammer Fujiwara Hiroaki (Slap Happy Humphrey, Cosmic Invention) and best drummer of the last 20 years Okano Futoshi. Everyone’s jaws dropped to the floor when they hit the scene, they were just too much and ahead of everyone’s game. They were after all a killer assault psyched out power trio, highly technically skilled and bring forth brain ripping and adrenaline infused and amphetamine powered up acid rock that cannot possible get any better than this. Highest recommendation. Disc was released in 1989 in an edition of 500 and rarely surfaces these days. Downside is that the band never got any publicity and is virtually unknown. If that was not the case, this record would soar up into the several hundred dollar regions since it is bloody rare and the music is just ear blisteringly great. For hardcore psychedelic and acid rock fans. Bloody fucking KILLER!!!! Top quality reissue that was put out in an edition of 300 only….so great it deserves mass appreciation urgently. They rocked and still rock my world since 1989 and still blow my mind to smithereens each time I blast it. No peace for the wicked!!! SOLD

54. TAYLOR, CECIL:Nuits De La Foundation Maeght Vol. 1” (RCA Records/ Shandar – RCA-6085(M) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Original 1973 Japanese pressing all complete with rare obi. Price: 30 Euro

55. TOGASHI MASAHIKO QUARTET (with Takagi Mototeru): “Speed and Space” (Union Records – JUP-1) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Hardly ever seen record. Well here you have a real brain ripping free jazzing blast from the past. Togashi Masahiko may be a name you have already encountered if you are a bit acquainted with Japanese free hardcore blowing jazz. He was the man responsible for churning out Japan's first free jazz disc being "We Now Create" for which he got assisted by Takayanagi Masayuki and Yoshizawa Motoharu amongst others. The following year in 1969, he teamed up with another hardcore blowing spirit, Takagi Mototeru - one of Japan's most unique sax howlers and Sato Masahiko. Together they embarked on another free blowing trip, creating a hurricane of sound and a chunk of unrelenting power that leaves no stone unturned. Takagi is stellar as usual and he certainly deserves more attention. This disc is utterly fantastic, killer material and indispensable in any collection that cares even a bit about Japanese underground, hardcore jazz and adventurous sounds. SOLD

56. UNIVERS ZERO: “Crawling Wind” (Chaos International – 1982) Classic recording by Belgian’s finest and best avant-garde combo. This disc was solely released in Japan and is the rarest Univers Zéro record. The music is haunting, dark, frightening, oppressive and threatening avant-garde chamber rock. For lovers of Magma, Univers Zekt, Shub Nigurat, Zao, Zeuhl music and the likes. Highly recommended. Price: 40 Euro
57. VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR: “The Least We Can Do Is wave To Each Other” (Charisma/ Nippon Phonogram – BT-5171) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Rare 1978 Japan first original pressing in top condition. Price: 25 Euro
58. WALDRON, MAL & KIMIKO KASAI: “One For Lady” (Victor Records – SMJX-10119) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Attached Booklet: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Original 1971 Japan first original pressing all complete with booklet and OBI!!! Great line-up with Kimiko Kasai on sweet velvet vocals, Mal Waldron on the ivory keys, Yoshio Suzuki on bass and Hiroshi Murakami on drums. So beautiful, it sucks me in each time I play this one. Top copy, all complete with obi. Price: 30 Euro
59. WYATT, ROBERT: “Old Rottenhat” (Rough Trade/ Tokuma Japan – 25RTL-3011) Promo copy, 1st original Japanese pressing of subliminal solo recordings by former Soft Machine and Matching Mole kingpin. Stuff of legends, Wyatt solo material is amazing and so needed. TOP copy. Price: 35 Euro
60. WYATT, ROBERT: “Nothing can stop us” (Rough Trade/ Victor – VIP-4228) Promo copy, 1st original Japanese pressing of subliminal solo recordings by former Soft Machine and Matching Mole kingpin. Stuff of legends, Wyatt solo material is amazing and so needed. TOP copy. Price: 35 Euro
61. YOKOTA TOSHIAKI & PRIMITIVE COMMUNITY: "Genshi Kyoudoutai" (Think/ EMI Music Japan – DTHK-015) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Killer 1971 Japanese psychedelic jazz gem. High quality and ultra limited reissue identical to the original. Comes pressed on red wax. Timely and instantly out of print high quality reissue of only 400 copies of one of Japan's best psychedelic hoedowns that put Ceremony to shame. Viciously expensive if an OG turns up, the music on the other hand is brain ripper that will lead all of you heavy psych freaks to the best ear-gasm you had in years! Super fuzz wah guitar by master mind Mizutani Kimio and organ jamming stoner/ ethnic/ psych-prog filled with raw, heavy experimental twists and turns, this disc has made all those moves their trademark sound. Non-stop lethal assaults of fuzz guitar and overdriven organ workouts Just a beast of a disc, composed out of monstuously long freak out tracks that are filled with ear blistering volcanic melt down psychedelic burn out tracks, every one a winner, long spun out tribal jams, fuzz drenched wah-wah, ritual and tribal drumming. This LP is a genuine monster and listening to it feels like sitting in a pool of LSD-25 and suddenly feeling your nuts on fire. A teeth-grinding frenzy of a recording that has all the proper ingredients for an outrage, filled with ethnic smash 'n' grabs, jungle shoot-outs, a sheer lust for raw sounds that buffer dilution beneath a riptide of Western influences, all injected with searing fuzzed out electric guitar that cutt through the air like a buzzsaw. In short, you heard nothing even remotely good as this one. Killer!!! SOLD
62. ZALATNAY SARLOTA: "S/T" (Finders Keepers Records) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint).The protective packaging of this, first ever, compendium of Zalatnay’s crown jewels would not provide anything close to the adequate ink space for a worthy account of her life in the Hungarian public eye (which has previously and periodically been documented in a series of autobiographies which are unlikely to ever benefit an English language translation). After ten successful albums, drawing together a veritable who’s-who of Hungarian progressive and psychedelic rock and utilizing some of the toughest dancefloor friendly metronomic drum breaks and a hard funk-rock sound years ahead of their Western European counterparts, the decline of communism in Hungary Western music, literature and cinema predictably infiltrated Hungarian culture overnight and the young record buying public began to turn their backs on home grown music and many faithful Eastern European artists were demoted to mum and dad’s record shelf like musical photo albums. Don’t worry though – Gal Costa is a huge name in Portugal but not many Portuguese people have heard ‘Tuareg’. The youth of Hungary certainly know who Zalatnay is… but how many of them have heard that break at the start of ‘Hadd Mondjam El’? SOLD