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45. 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
46. SHELLAC: “The Rude Gesture A Pictorial History” (Touch And Go Records – LG-7861) (Single Record: Near Mint/ Sleeve: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Original 1993 first press issue in top shape. “Shellac’s debut single offers three mid-tempo songs, leading off with the menacing "The Guy Who Invented Fire," featuring a riff admittedly lifted from Zeni Geva. "Rambler Song" rumbles, riddled with Steve Albini’s guitar squeaks that seem to be punctuated with a sound akin to someone blowing forcefully into a recorder. No longer breaking into the roles of characters like child molesters or famous dictators, Albini breaks into auto enthusiast mode: "I've got a Rambler in my yard/She's a winner, despite her age.../You wanna ride with a winner?" Todd Trainer’s fills are the highlight of "Billiard Player Song," another forceful gem of economic abrasion. Nice fold-out sleeve presented here, with a questionable brown smear over the Shellac logo (allegedly root beer). Friends helping the band with the assembly and "smear" on the single have taken artistic license on some copies, including some rather rude gestures.(All Music Guide). Price: 20 Euro
47. 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
48. SLAP HAPPY HUMPHREY: “Chiheisen b/w Sentimental Street” (Public Bath – PB14) (7 Inch Single Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Original 1994 pressing of noisey take on Morita Doji folk songs by Hijokaidan front man backed up by the lovely vocals of Angel In Heavy Syrup lead chanteuse Mineko Itakura. Price: 35 Euro
49. 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
50. 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
51. 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS: “I’ve Seen Your Face Before” (Big Beat – WIK-82) (Record: Excellent ‾ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original infamous live recording release that saw the light of day in 1988. Despite their commercial success, it was in California that problems began developing around the Elevators in general, and Roky Erickson in particular. After returning to Texas around Christmas, the band played a large number of gigs during early ‘67, but their performances were getting uneven and unpredictable. Nothing illustrates this better than the notorious Houston Mustic Theatre Tape, from February ‘67. Through a twist of fate, this is the best documented concert in the entire Elevators annals. Apart from the professional live recording, there exists a poster, old ticket stubs, detailed comments from band members, and personal reminiscences from audience members. How unfortunate then, that the Elevators decided to drop more LSD than usual before the concert, and went on stage zonked out of their skulls. While the crowd was yelling and IA:s tape deck was rolling, lead guitarist Stacy Sutherland entered a profound hallucinatory stage, which he described years later as: “...Everybody turned into wolves, and I thought that our band was evil, because of some of the things we had advocated. And I was tryin' to escape the room, I didn't know what I was gonna do, but I was gonna get out of there. I didn't want anything to do with it, because everybody was turning into animals...”. While on stage, Sutherland entered a dissociated spiritual space wherein an angel gave him three “prophecies”, all of a negative nature. This vision would continue to haunt the guitarist, and informed some of the lyrics he later wrote for the band’s final LP, Bull Of The Woods. On top of these heavy acid vibes, the revolving stage of the venue contributed to the musicians’ confusion. On the live tape, you can hear drummer John Ike Walton desperately trying to hold the gig together, while Roky forgets his lines or his vocal mic, Stacy’s guitar leads abruptly come and go, and the whole thing is pretty much out to lunch. As a freak document of a very freaky night, it has its moments, but for the Elevators legacy we would have been better off without it. To add insult to injury, when the recording was made available in the late ‘80s, the clueless people involved simply put it out with zero corrections of the raw mix, which means that it sounds even more bizarre than it had to. Furthermore, it was incorrectly listed as coming from La Maison, which didn’t even exist by early ’67. For the bold or curious, the concert can be found on Big Beat’s I’ve Seen Your Face Before – Live LP” (Patrick Lundborg). Historically so great and I love it. Price: 30 Euro

52. 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

53. 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
54. 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
55. VAMPYROS LESBOS: “Sexadelic Dance party with The Lion & The Cucumber b/w The Message” (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) (7 Inch Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Long time no see original German pressing that saw the light of day way back in 1990s. Limited edition single in a tiny run of 500 only. Price: 25 Euro
56. 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
57. WYATT, ROBERT: “Rock Bottom” (Nippon Columbia – YQ-7017-VR) (Record: Near Mint ‾ Mint/ Jacket: VG++ ‾ EX – has some noticeable mildew spots from age visible/ Insert: VG++ - mildew spots again/ Obi: Excellent – has some mildew spots). Cheaper copy of always difficult to find original 1st pressing with first issue obi. Totally vanished original 1st Japanese pressing on high quality vinyl and complete with eye-popping obi of Robert Wyatt’s first ever solo release (not counting The End of an Ear) following his stint with Matching Mole and his accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. “Rock Bottom” is simply one of the most beautiful sounding introvert discs ever made, makes me cry each time I spin it and after all these years it still sounds as fresh as the day I first discovered it. The most beautiful record ever record, final. Comes 50% cheaper as opposed to a clean copy due to some noticeable mildew spots on sleeve and obi but nothing too worrisome, record itself is just spotless. Price: 75 Euro
58. 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
59. 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
60. ZOUNDZ: “Can’t Cheat Karma b/w war-Subvert” (Crass Records – cat.no421984/3) (Single Record: Near Mint/ Poster Picture Sleeve: Excellent). Original UK 1980 pressing. Released August 29th 1980 Zounds made their vinyl debut with a three song EP called Can’t Cheat Karma. Aside from the title track, the EP included “War” and “Subvert“. The three song EP starts with the mantra-like drone of “War”. It’s repetitious bass and guitar riff are more reminiscent of the first Modern Lovers record the UK punk. Like “Pablo Picasso”, the song becomes hypnotic and the list of war torn countries becomes a rhythm of it’s own. “Subvert”, a call to arms against the grind of daily life. The release of this EP and association with Crass led to an increase in the bands profile in the embryonic Anarcho Punk scene, touring with both Crass and the Poison Girls as well as performing several squat gigs in West Berlin. Price: 35 Euro