Last updated: January 31st, 2019

1. AGITATION FREE: “Malesch” (Vertigo – 6360.607) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint - a breath away from stone mint due to some very fine & hardly noticeble faint trace ringwear on back left side). Top copy, hard to find in such great shape, especially for the jacket. Original German swirl copy of this psychy ethnic tinted krautrock masterpiece, the best Agitation Free disc in my book. Malesch was the band’s debut LP and it turned out to be a true cosmic Krautrock classic, blending spacey psych with a flair for Eastern "exoticism". The album was recorded in 1972 not long after the band was sent on a tour of the Middle East by the Goethe Institute, and incorporates field recordings from their trip: the bustle of Cairo streets, desert winds, calls to prayer, friendly airline pilots... In all, a killer album made up of mostly instrumental psych/ drone/ ethnic rock, and fusing it all into one combustible swirling head-trip. So recommended and so far out. Awesome & a top copy indeed. I do believe they do not come cleaner or better than this copy here, top shelf condition. I have never seen such a pristine copy as this one here.... they are damned rare so perfect as this one, so need some nice offers on this one. Price: Offers!!!!
2. AGITATION FREE: “2nd” (Vertigo Records – 6360.615) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint - has a few barely visible sleeve lines one can detect under a bright light. Completely harmless and hardly detectable with the naked eye - plays mint/ Laminated Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ sole defect is small barely visible ‘white on white’ price tag tear on upper right corner – apart from that I would grade the sleeve as near mint ~ Mint). TOP COPY, first original pressing!!!! Classic German Krautrock masterpiece that was released in 1973. As opposed to Malesch, Second shows some slight change in direction for the band. It becomes readily apparent on the first track that the band's sound is slightly jazzier and the melodies are a little tighter and stronger. The guitar duels between Ulbrich and Diez are utterly gorgeous, and the melodies absolutely shimmer throughout the album. In all a fundamental Krautrock genre piece. Essential. Top copy, getting scarce on the ground clean originals. …. Price: Offers!!!!
3. Le ALLUCINAZIONI: “Un Documento Formidabile: La Registrazione Vera Del Viaggio LSD” (Company Discografica Italiana/ CDI – CALP-2043) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original Italian 1968 issue in amazing condition. Obscure Italian library/ psych~cum release of basically Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet - Afro Latin Soul recording junked and spiked up with weird electronic and eerie voices, attempting to recreate a hallucinatory experience in sound. A bunch of crazy Italians had used the “Afro Latin Soul” record by Mulatu Astatke and injected it with overdubbed mutant sound effects, jungle shoot-outs, underwater sonar bleeps, erotic female groaning and moaning, erectional heartbeat pulsations, psychedelic ambiances, gunshots, carousel, wild beasts, steamboat and cut-up crowd noises. Just incredible!!! Regarding the story of the Mulatu recording -itself a true rarity- and the value it reaches, it is unbelievable to hear it in this setting, which is totally demented. It is certainly something to wrap your mind around, sweating out heavy psychedelics while grooving to an Ethiopian nightclub vibe. The perfect marriage between asymmetric grooves and synthetic sounds, which is the vilest kind of bait these wicked Italians knew I would go for, just like rubbing burning oil on my rubber legs and fire up the dance floor at night with a head full of acid. Hell yes, it makes me move around like a cannonball, grooving to an intoxicating mix of demented lunacy and sultry madness. So bloody good!!!! Original 1968 pressing in amazing condition. Eye-popping cover art to boot!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
4. ANDWELLA’S DREAM: “Love And Poetry” (CBS Records – S-63673) (Record: Excellent – perfect condition, has a hairline on each side visible under bright light that does not affect the playing in any way, clean and shiny copy/ Laminated Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint with no defects). Original UK 1969 first press issue of awesome & superior 60s psych & pop-sike brilliance. Quintessential British psychedelic classic that was recorded by the youthful trio in the summer of 1969. It's packed with strong songs and powerful acid guitar, as well as contemporary production flourishes and a guest appearance from cult jazzman Bob Downes. With a sleeve that demands viewing with a pair of shades on, this was Andwella’s Dream’s sole LP. With its acid-influenced mix of fantasy lyrics, phasing effects and other period studio trickery, it could be seen as one of the purest strains of “psychedelic” expression of the time. Touches of blues, pop and folk rock vary the mix on what’s a solid and classic time piece. Overall in superb nick, which is no minor feat for this disc. You know its rarity and this is a stunningly clean copy…. Price: Offers!!!!
5. APPEL, KAREL: “Musique Barbare” (Philips Records – 99954.1 L) (Record: Near Mint/ Hard Cover Jacket with Picture Book: Near Mint/ Attached Picture Book: Near Mint). Original hideously rare 1963 pressing!!!!! Very first pressing on PHILIPS, not the second issue that came out slightly later on The World’s Window. Original Holland first pressing, MONO issue. Top condition!!! “I paint like a barbarian in these barbarian times” Appel often told journalists and the same can be said about this recording eh made. In 1961, Jan Vrijman made a movie about COBRA expressionist painter Appel and the artist himself provided the soundtrack to it, completely erected and recorded with devises set up according to his directions in the electronic music studio of the Utrecht University. Some conventional instruments were also added to the mix at the Phonogram Studio in Hilversum. The soundtrack – which you see here – came out in a delusion eye popping beautiful book like hard cover jacket with cloth bound spine, contained a 30 pages counting photo book for which Jan Vrijman the text wrote with pictures of Appel taken by Ed van der Eslken. On the LP, Woebot wrote some nice words: “Quite a few famous artists have made records. I have seen LPs by Salvador Dali, Kurt Schwitters, Jean Dubuffet and Jean Tinguley. Usually the great men are assisted by a few musically-inclined chums. I've always been fascinated by Karel Appel, the Dutch "Abstract Expressionist" and founder member of COBRA. That collective's stuff pushes at the boundaries of the acceptable, it takes Expressionism down one of it's ill-trod paths, towards a scatalogical, wilfully out-of-control naiveity. I'm surprised COBRA isn't a bigger touchstone for musical things like Throbbing Gristle, Gabba etc. It's one of those rare instances of a hooligan bourgeois art-form.” (Woebot) In my book, this is one of the best ever recorded electronic art discs ever and Appel just sounds like he painted. Aggressive, wild, going berserk while shouting “My paintbrush is a rocket” which gets carried away in a maelstrom of electronic sounds, a tsunami of noise and assorted debris and we are talking 1961 here!! This is noise avant-la-lettre, but not like the noise salon bourgeois kids shit out these days, this on the contrary is quite mind alteringly innovative, rich in sonic texture and challenging upon spinning it. If I had to choose one disc to cling onto I would probably take this one. Top copy!!! Price: Offers!!!!
6. ARCADIUM: “Breathe Awhile” (Middle Earth – MDLS-302) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). One of the keystone albums out of the UK 1969 psychedelic/ progressive underground is Arcadium, brimming over with long intros, beefy organ lines and raw acid guitar runs. Extended built-ups suck you in, impregnated with perfect guitar slashing leads and this gets all combined with a trashy and loud garage production sprinkled with psychedelic influences. A match made in heaven!!! As you know, the pressings on this one are not the best and most copies play with some crackle. However this copy is as clean as they possibly get and plays WITHOUT crackles!!! No mean feat, probably one of the best copies around. Vinyl is NM all the way without any visible defects, hard to get a better one, unless it is sealed. Price: Offers!!!
7. ARMSTRONG, ANDY: “Perspective Works” (Raven – NLP-099) (Record: Excellent/ Flimsy & Fragile Jacket: VG++ - has some mild ring wear from storage visible). Original 1972 Australian private press LP that hardly ever surfaces. Under the radar acid folk from down under! Andy Armstrong was a teenager in Adelaide when he cut his first LP At Last in 1969. While working with the band Loveday Carter in 1970 he met Gary Saunders and Daryl Webb and asked if they'd be interested in working with him on some of his own songs. The result was Perspective Works, which came out in 1972 and is chock full of beautiful musicianship and poetic lyrics. Dreamy vocals set in an intimate setting, bewitching-like absent minded vibe and misty, pipe-dreaming sentiment all over that suck you right in. At times it does remind me of Nick Drake deep folk style a bit with intricate arrangements and a fragile dreamy vox. Extremely beautiful sound but sadly hard to come by LP. This one here is a really nice copy; fragile sleeve has some visible ring wear from storage but no other defects. Record is really nice with only a very few barely visible sleeve lines and plays dead quiet and NM. Highest recommendation for any psychedelic folk buff out there. Price: Offers!!!
8. ART: “SUPERNATURAL FAIRY TALES” (Island – ILP-967) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Top Copy, MONO pressing. Original 1967 1st UK pressing on the Pink Island label – first issue with “eyeball” logo. First pressing, MONO issue!!! Classic Brit psych from the band that would later become Spooky Tooth!! Great effects courtesy of echoes phasing and vocoded vocals that make this LP a full-blown psych classic. A great collection of short & sharp psychedelic pop songs, strong melodies and tight structures, that make this UK album leaning more towards a US psych sound. Definitely one of the most entertaining early UK psych records. Top copy, hard to grade up on this one. 1st original UK pressing. Price: Offers!!!!
9. ARTHUR LEE HARPER: “Love is the Revolution” (Nocturne – NRS-905) (SEALED ORIGINAL). As few as 250 copies were reportedly pressed and this is a sealed original of this masterpiece. One of a kind... Original US top copy of this magnificent dreamy folk record, injected with psychy touches throughout, creating a truly bewitching and magickal atmosphere. Arthur is blessed with a strong and mesmerizing voice spikes it up with Bohemian and backsliding renegade moves that all boil down into strong and stupefying songs. Just massive slide that I personally grade very highly because this disc generates moods and atmosphere that many are aiming at to make their own but unfortunately only a select few of outsider musicians succeed in pulling off convincingly. If there is such a thing (apart from Thomas Binkley’s complete oeuvre) that classifies as “acid folk”, then this LP is one of the very few that may take refuge under that banner. Upon listening to this LP, my nerves burn open like open soars on a dogs neck, it just is that…effective. Truly a lysergic aural experience. Top copy and SEALED. Take no substitutes! Price: Offers!!!
10. ASH RA TEMPEL: “S/T” (Ohr – OMM.56.013) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gimmick Gatefold Jacket: Excellent). Bloody rare 1st original pressing with 56 number on jacket and label. 2nd pressings turn up all the time with the 556 number but the 1st pressing is a bitch to dig up these days. One can be short about this one…it is a monster disc, one of the cornerstones of the Krautrock pantheon. Never has the term "monster" been used to more adequately describe an album than in the case of Ash Ra Tempel's classic debut.  Without a doubt one of the absolute pinnacles of the Krautrock movement, this album is a thundering masterpiece of unrestrained experimentalism and absolutely searing atmospheres. Ash Ra Tempel is a completely instrumental work, and makes use of furious percussion, droning keyboards and guitars, and masterful use of repetitive tension as well as dense, mysterious atmospheres before releasing into explosive solo guitar licks courtesy of Gottching. The album is made up of two tracks, the furious "Amboss" (perhaps one of the finest guitar freak-outs ever put to record), and the more varied "Traummaschine", meaning "Dream Machine" in German, which incidentally gives a pretty good idea of how it sounds. "Amboss" opens with some droning keyboard riffs before gradually building up behind Schulze's unrelenting percussive attack, and then exploding into a cataclysmic orgy of blazing guitar, crashing cymbals and rumbling bass. The song builds and releases in this fashion constantly throughout its 19 minutes, yet without a second wasted. "Traummaschine" takes its time building up, beginning with cosmic synthesizer drones, after which a repetitive guitar line drifts in.  Before you know it, ten minutes have passed, and soft percussive pulses have entered the mix.  By then, the build up has become tangible, gradually becoming faster and more intense, above which huge droning echoes rumble through the speakers like howling solar winds.  The song builds and releases constantly, with the entire bottom falling out occasionally, leaving only wandering guitar notes or a lone bass line amidst the swirling ambiance. Overall, this album propels the listener into the furthest reaches of desolate space like few others.  A clear cut masterpiece.” (Greg Northrup). A total killer with absolutely no filler. This disc is the 1st original issue…comes in a beautiful designed multi-gatefold gimmick cover; all is in top-notch condition. First pressings in clean condition have completely been evaporated these past couple of years…. Price: Offers!!!!
11. ASTRAL NAVIGATIONS: “”S/T” (Holyground – HG-114) (Record: Near Mint/ Paste on Wrap Around Paper Sleeve Jacket: Mint/ Booklet: Near Mint). Original 1971 UK private press issue on the legendary Holy Ground label, all-complete with the always missing booklet and in absolutely top shape. Astral Navigations was really a recording of two different bands, Lightyears Away and Thundermother. Light-years Away is folk/psych (more toward the folk end) and features Bill Nelson who was later to join with Be-Bop Deluxe. Great compositions with alternating male and female vocals set against a background of piano with some short, very fuzzed-out guitar breaks that frazzle the mind in a nice way. Thundermother is more dirty heavy rock that dwells in similar sonic regions as Leafhound and cohorts. Together they make up Astral Navigations and their sole recording is relatively obscure UK psychedelia/acid folk from 1971. This was a micro-pressing at the time and copies only surface seldom. Top copy of tremendous UK psych classic, one side is Leafhound-styled hardrock with seering leads, the other side is acid folk of the upper level. One of my all-time faves from the Isles. Has the original wrap-around sleeve + booklet. Price: Offers!!!!!
12. AT HOME: “S/T” (Accessory Records – ACC-002) (Record: Near Mint/ Flimsy Gatefold Paper Jacket: Near Mint). Finally!!!! After all these years of searching for a spare copy, I am able to offer one of the best oddball psychedelic recordings ever. Apart from my own personal copy, this is the 2nd copy ever to cross my eyes in 12 years time! OK, sorry for the hyperbole but to these ears, At Home is simply one of the best psychedelic oddball & weirdo records ever released and ranks proudly in my top 3 of best recordings ever. Released in the late 1970s or early embryonic 1980s, At Home was a UK studio project of some dodgy scam producer who was good at cooking up strange musical cocktails. He recruited a Frank Hannaway (farfisa accordion & rhythm box) and Michael Barclay (guitar) and without ever meeting each other commanded them to record some tracks. The end result was strung together in some crappy afterhours studio and resulted in the most waked-out Prozac soaked underwater-demented lunacy psychedelia ever to have been put down on wax. Out of tune desert twang guitar swirls interlock with cheap kaleidoscopic farfisa accordion moves and shift gearing rhythm box lines. Together the two protagonists move into some the grey area of the mazed elderly unhinged, taking them to a sub-aquatic world of psychotic anti-depressants reigned by asymmetric grooves and synthetic sounds. At Home sets free a sound that is a peculiar mix of low style, highly effective anti-depressants, liquid Prozac shoot-ups and pure dumbness. Listening to it makes you feel like diving into a pool that got emptied yesterday. Disintegrated Alzheimer symptoms get mixed up with limb numbing psychotic drunkenness and a kind of hysterical fatigue that comes from spending too much time with the elderly insane. The end result is this jangled mix of zombie-like psychotic lysergic madness and degrading lethargic Thorazine shoot-ups that it makes it hard to keep a focus on what is really going on around you. At Home is the best thing ever to hit my aural senses but it comes at a cost and your mental sanity will never be the same again. Don’t come wailing back at me that you haven’t been warned. Best record ever and I mean this!!!!! Price: Offers!!!
13. AYERS, KEVIN & THE WHOLE WORLD: “Shooting At The Moon” (Odeon EMI – OP-80172) (Red Wax Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Illustrated 6-Paged Insert: Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Red vinyl pressing as only released for WHITE LABEL PROMO issue. Freakingly rare 1st original 1971 Japanese pressing that comes on RED WAX – only as a promo. To make things even tastier, this is the MONSTER RARE complete copy with obi, his first Japan release predating “Joy Of A Toy”. Copies with obi just NEVER surface. Ayers started out with the Wilde Flowers alongside Robert Wyatt and Richard Sinclair, and went on to form The Soft Machine before striking out alone and recording 'Joy Of A Toy'. His second solo outing, 'Shooting At The Moon' saw Ayers gathering a band called The Whole World with which to help realize his vision, amongst whose number was Mike Oldfield and (occasionally) Syd Barrett. Whimsical without prompting you to gouge out your cochlea, 'Shooting At The Moon' is a shuffling gem of an album - littered with musical tangents, floating preambles and avant adjuncts. Opening with 'May I?', Ayers allows a Hammond to lap around the toes of a very pretty accordion melody that perfectly frames his intoned lyrics concerning cafes in the afternoon eyeing up the ladies. From here, 'Reinhardt And Geraldine / Colores Para Dolores' has shades of both Bowie and The Doors amongst its grand chorus and backwards tape effects, 'Clarence In Wonderland ' is as twee as you like without becoming punchable, whilst 'Red Green And You Blue' is a horn-flecked epic. Released in 1971 in Japan, the sound quality is superior to the UK pressing and it comes housed in a thick jacket complete with 4-paged illustrated insert and mega rare OBI. Eye popping awesome Japanese only red wax white label promo copy…a beast and one of the best recordings to seep out of the UK. Serious offers only for this beast, forget about finding another with obi, they just do not ever surface…Price: Offers!!!!
14. AYERS, KEVIN: “Joy Of A Toy” (Odeon Records – OP-80337) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ 4 Pages Illustrated Insert: Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). WHITE LABEL PROMO issue complete with extremely rare OBI!! Rare 1st original Japanese pressing that came out on these shores in 1971. The first Kevin Ayers original Japanese pressing sold very little and just never surfaces here. Sound quality is stupefying amazing, pressed on high quality Japanese vinyl and comes housed in a heavy gatefold jacket. Additionally there is also a Japan ONLY 4 paged booklet present with all the lyrics transcribed. TOP condition first original pressing. PROMO white label. Promo copy and OBI = seriously rare on these shores. Price: Offers!!!!!
15. AYERS, KEVIN: “Whatevershebringswesing” (Odeon Records – EOP-80478) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Japan only 4 Paged Insert: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). Original 1st Japanese pressing. Comes complete with stupidly rare first issue obi, very first time I could lay my eyes and hands upon a copy with obi. Third solo album by Ayers, generally considered as his best album but then again any of his of the first four could claim the pole position as far as I am concerned. Especially the track – to name just one out of all the stunning ear candy on display here – is the song “Song From The Bottom of a Well” which is one of the greatest deconstructions of a pop song ever to have been put down on wax. Just amazing. This copy here is the rare Japan 1st pressing, housed in heavy gatefold and complete with Japan only 4 paged booklet. To boot, the obi is here so making this baby stupidly rare, copies still existing with obi are very few to say the least, first one to cross my path in over 15 years. One of the best albums ever recorded without a doubt. Price: Offers!!!!!!
16. AYLER, ALBERT: “Something Different!!!!!!” (Bird Notes – BNLp1a/BNLp1c) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint – TOP condition, no defects, opening of side one has a tiny hairline scuff, no scratch and non-sounding, faintly visible only/ Jacket: Near Mint with sharp corners and spine, no defects at all). Monster rarity alert, original first pressing on green colored Bird Notes labels. Only 200 were pressed of these, 100 copies came on the green colored Bird Notes label, the other 100 had a white text label. Both issues are equally & very rare. These babies do not surface at all and especially not in a condition like this one here. Recorded in Stockholm on October 25, 1962, this session is one of Albert Ayler's earliest recordings, featuring a European backing group he assembled during his brief stay there, before returning to the States in 1963 and beginning his legendary run with ESP-Disk and Impulse. Though his genius is not yet fully formed, one can easily hear he's headed that direction, and this rare original pressing on the tiny Bird Notes imprint is an essential piece of the history from one of America's most uniquely lyrical voices on the saxophone. Even in those early days, Ayler pushed the sonic boundaries of the accepted jazz periphery and most people even in Scandinavia at that time could not relate to his wyld vision that broke every rule in the book at the time. So thanks to sonic visionary Bengt Nordstrum who had an eye an ear for futuristic avant-garde sounds, taking a huge gamble and privately released this amazing slide in an edition of only 200 copies simply because the music was not commercially viable and he would be hard pressed to move those 200 copies to receptive ears – we are talking 1962 here and the record was released the following year in 1963! Hence the tiny run in which these beauties were issued. This copy here is almost pristine, sleeve is perfect, the record has one slightly visible hairline scuff on the opening of Side A that does not sound, so hard to ever improve upon this one or find a cleaner copy. You know how rare these first pressing originals are so…a one-off chance to own a true historical mind blowing piece of music!!! Don’t hold back and give me your best shot! Price: Offers!!!!!
17. AYLER, ALBERT: “Spirits” (Debut – DEB-146) (Record: Excellent/ Paste On Jacket: Near Mint) Original 1966 Danish pressing in Top Condition. After touring Scandinavia with the Cecil Taylor Jazz Unit in 1962-1963, Ayler began imposing his style - which was still considered odd and too innovative by the always-conservative purists of jazz of the time – through a number of records of his own. Definitely the most interesting among them is ‘Spirits’, which was recorded in his then classic quintet line up at Atlantic studios in New York City, February 1964. For the occasion, Ayler recruited some of the finest jazz players as his sidemen: the album, originally released on Debut in Denmark and followed with a release on Transatlantic in the UK, features Norman Howard – a Cleveland based trumpeter who Ayler grew up with – and Henry Grimes and Sunny Murray as a potent rhythm section, with an appearance on bass by Earle Henderson, unknown at the time. (“if you don’t dig the music on this album, you should maybe blame yourself as being behind the time” from the original liner notes by ole Vestergaard Jensen). A bloody great record. Top Copy 1966 Danish pressing, they hardly surface at all in a condition like this beauty here. Best condition jacket ever!!! Price: Offers!!!!
18. The AYNSLEY DUNBAR RETALIATION: “S/T” (Globe/ Victor – SJET-8162) (Record: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Jacket: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Outer Die Cut Obi: Mint). First original Japanese pressing from 1969 complete with jacket size die cut “World New Rock” OBI in perfect MINT condition!!! Without a doubt the rarest release in the series of die-cut wrap around obis. Side one is a superb collection of Chicago blues a la Muddy Waters or BB King – ringing guitars, pulsating throbbing brass lines and Victor Brox’s peerless blues growl that seems to come from beyond the grave. ‘Watch And Chain’ even had the makings of a hit single. ‘See Baby’ and ‘Whiskey Head Woman’ are almost as good. Side two is comprised of elongated instrumental jam steering things up a bit more. Killer record!!! Besides that, this release comes in JAPAN only jacket art, hidden below the all wrap-round obi. Price: Offers!!!
19. The BAND: “Music from Big Pink”. (Capitol Records – CP-8661) (Record: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ 2 Inserts: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint ~ Mint). TOP COPY - Rare 1st original Japanese press issue that comes on RED VINYL. Comes complete with rare first issue OBI in top shape. Exquisite copy of this all time masterpiece, rare original Japanese press. Wow baby, this album is so bloody perfect that according to these ears it is one of the defining discs to seep out of the 20th century. So further explanation is completely unnecessary I guess. Brilliant record, stunning condition, and rare Japanese press –blood red wax that sounds astonishing. Only the 2nd time I have a true 1st pressing of this all time beast of a record and the very first time I can offer an all complete one with OBI present. A masterpiece and quite a hard one to dig up all complete. Price: Offers!!!!
20. BARRETT, SYD: “The Madcap Laughs” (Odeon Records – OP-8927) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint / OBI: Excellent/ Insert: VG++). TOP COPY!!!!! Original 1st Japanese pressing complete with rare obi. FIRST EVER Barrett Japan release with stated price of 2000 Yen on the obi (slightly later 2nd press has stated price of 2200 yen on obi). The 2000 yen FIRST PRESS issue is genuinely rare. Music needs hardly any introduction I guess. First solo LP by former acid casualty and Pink Floyd king pin. 1st issue obi and 1st original Japanese pressing is seriously rare on these shores. Record / gatefold jacket and Obi are in near immaculate condition, top copy. Price: Offers!!!
21. BASIL KIRCHEN: “The Shuttered Room” (Trunk Records – SHUT001) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Stamped letter pressed sleeve: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Never before available 1967 soundtrack to UK horror flick which was released completely legitimately and taken from the movies original master reel....and put out in a tiny edition of only … 25 copies, so bound to be rare forever. That aside the music is a stunner. “As for the film and soundtrack, both were made in 1967. It was a horror film starring Gig Young, Oliver Reed and Carol Lynley, all directed by the most interesting director David Greene. Very few people really know about David Greene but his cinematic work includes Sebastian, I Start Counting and this, which is pretty impressive if you ask me. He obviously liked Kirchen and used him for four of his movies., but in all the times I spoke with Basil, I never found out why. And perhaps we’ll never know.” (Trunk) Very beautiful film score that has both that typical 1960s UK jazzy feel as well as the gift for the unexpected impact that quells the darker side, sliding into a deep subterranean slur and cutting across cinematic dustup-jazz again. An austere intimacy as well emanates out of the jazzy tracks that offers direct access to deceptively intense skeletal music that displays nevertheless a meticulous lyrical economy. This score to the Shuttered Room stands shoulder to shoulder with the best slides of that era and should be filled next to John Taylor’s LP on Turtle, Neil Ardley and the likes. Just stunning. Pressed in an edition of only 25 copies, this is bound to be rare forever…. Top condition. Price: Offers!!!!

22. The BATTERED ORNAMENTS: “Mantle Piece” (EMI Odeon – OP-80031) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ 4-paged Insert: Mint/ OBI: MINT). Bloody rare 1st original Japanese pressing. First time ever a copy complete with Obi gets offered up for grabs. Bloody great Japanese original pressing of this all time masterpiece progressive record with Chris Spedding controlling the band after elbowing out Pete Brown. Mantle-Piece, the bands one and only album, is a bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy affair filled with interesting, quite playful and very British lyrics. A classic in my book. Top copy. Great gatefold artwork and insert. NM copy all way round all complete with never seen before first issue obi....which is so rare it boggles the mind at times, but hell, you must admit it looks amazing. Price: Offers!!!!

23. The BELFAST GYPSIES: “Portland Town b/w People Lets Freak Out” (Warner Bros Records – BR-1643) (Red Wax 7 Inch Single Record: Near Mint/ 4 Paged Picture Sleeve: Excellent/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Extremely rare Japan only picture sleeve issue that came out 1968 on red wax. As you know this one is seriously rare, so far only 3 copies have surfaced for sale over the past 20 years. It was a commercial failure upon its release in Japan, hence the scarcity of this one. The copies that have turned up so far were all promo copies, this one here is the rarer red wax stock copy with the misprint “Belfast Gipsies” printed on the label. Stunning to see that it even got beyond the promotion stage at the time. The Belfast Gypsies' sole single was a very credible blast of British Invasion-styled R&B-rock. Produced by Kim Fowley, it gives this rough-hewn R&B a manic, freaky edge on the cut "People, Let's Freak Out," especially. Total killer single, heavy garage vibe with wild exploding fuzz bursts, wailing vocals and a demented youthful sneer to ring through your deserted mind. Stick your nose in the speakers and get frostbite! Price: Offers!!!!
24. BLUE CHEER: “Outside Inside” (Victor/Mercury Japan – SM7285) ((Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ OBI: VG++ ~ Excellent - has some storage wear visible). Totally archive copy, untouched for over 45 years and impossible to upgrade upon. COMES COMPLETE WITH OBI – making it one of the single rarest Japan pressings ever...never offered with first issue before. Totally archive copy, untouched for over 45 years and impossible to upgrade upon. Blue Cheer’s second album was the first of the group to be released in Japan on March 1969. Comes with totally different artwork as opposed to the US version of the disc. Tremendously rare 1st Japanese press with different cover, which I have never ever seen offered for sale before, let alone – if it did – being in such a splendid mint condition as this one here, a true mega rarity!! “Outside Inside is the album that should have logically been on the Wire's hot 100. You rarely see original vinyl copies of it floating around but it seems to have vanished without a trace. The mix is overall much more separated and clear, stereo panning effects are used throughout, and the multi-tracked guitar makes an appearance in almost every song. Performance-wise, Paul Whaley's primal drumming really steals the show- his youthful exuberance dominates almost every cut without overpowering the other instruments (like the guitar distortion did on the debut). Don't let that mislead you into thinking Leigh Stephens is buried in the mix- he expands his palette to include all manner of distorted and clean electric guitar tones. Along with the sound of Ron Asheton on the Stooges' debut, this is one of those highlights in fuzz-rock history, from Link Wray on down that just can't seem to be duplicated. Track 2, "Sun Cycle" is perhaps my favorite 'Cheer track- it flows nicely and paces itself beautifully with a slow bluesy beginning that mutates into a "Wind Cries Mary" bass riff before the guitar soars out into Leigh's patented tone. The "solo" is pretty amazing in its simplicity- the fuzz pans from left to right channel while Whaley pummels the skins mercilessly in the background. Side two opens with a speedy cover of the Stones' "Satisfaction" which is just as monstrous as their take on Eddie Cochran's classic. Their original target audience probably held the Stones in higher regard than Cochran, so one wonders what they made of this demolishment. The fast arrangement is practically the same as Otis Redding's cover of this song, as featured memorably on the "Monterrey Pop" movie. No horns, of course, just layers of guitar, over Whaley's non-stop speed-freak pounding which never sounded so good- an amazing performance all around. If you paid attention to the periodic revival of sixties music throughout the '80's you probably heard the brief instrumental "Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger" on some college radio show- plus Mudhoney "covered" it on their debut LP, a sort of fuck-you to the critics. Right on, boys.” (from Perfect Sounds Forever). Mega rarity 1st Japanese press in alternate cover art and in mint condition but the obi has some storage wear visible so graded at VG++ for that one…I doubt you will ever see a copy of this one surfacing again… Price: Offers!!!!


25. BLUES CREATION: “Demon & Eleven Children” (Denon – CD-5029) (Record: Near Mint – best copy I have seen so far/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint – has only a very few faint mildew ageing spots visible on back/ Insert: Near Mint). Bloody Hideously rare original!! Best condition copy I have seen in all these years! Original 1971 press. Well here you have your chance to lay your hands upon one of the holy grails of the Japanese psych pantheon, the second Blues Creation album, predating their album for which they joined forces with Carmen Maki. This disc is the 1st original pressing which came out in 1971 and which is almost impossible to locate. The music needs hardly any introduction I guess, long elaborate tracks with brain melting vicious and doped out guitar leads (courtesy of Takeda Kazuo), pounding back beat drums, stomping and throbbing bass, evoking enough breath taking power to spontaneously combust the rest of your record collection. By the end of 1969, following their self-titled 1st album, major member changes were ahead, drastically reconfiguring the original line-up. Nunoya departed from the group’s ranks to form DEW, followed in 1970 by Takeda dismissing all the resulting members and having them replaced by a new breed of track burning and rubber sniffing psychedelic rockers. Simultaneously with the drastic line-up permutation, Blues Creation altered with it also its sound into a more hard driven’ rocking blues approach, spray-painted with substantial burning acidic riffage, elaborated psyched-up differential jamming and with enough room for instrumental improvisation rundowns. The vocal parts were now completely taken over by Ôsawa Hiromi and Takeda, both singing in a katakana styled infested take on English, which tinted the overall outcome of it with an exotic sounding edge. The contents of their second album “Demon & Eleven Children”, which appeared on August 25th, 1971, were unmistakably constructed under the influence of British hard rock. Unlike Blues Creation first self-entitled effort, “Demon and the Eleven Children” didn’t consist out of cover songs at all. By now the band had completely broken with the vague reminiscences of the G.S. that were still detectable on their previous album. Fuelled up with frayed threads that connect them with blues based structures and an eternal liquid of amplified guitars, Blues Creation headed completely in the direction of the New Rock. All time classic and brain ripping psych monster. Simply a beast. 1st original pressing. Best condition I have had so far. Bloody RARE!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
26. BLUES CREATION & CARMEN MAKI: “S/T” (DENON – CD-5030) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint – just close to perfection with no defects or any blemishes/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint) Original first pressing gatefold copy (on the orange coloured Denon label imprint). Single cover copies (second pressing of mid-eighties) are relatively common there were these original babies are just impossible to lay your hands upon, even here in Japan. Top condition copy of the damned rare Carmen Maki & Blues Creation disc which is so much rarer than Blues Creation’s “Demon and 11 Children” one, so I guess you get the picture of its scarceness. The music is just stellar heavy psych with howling female vocals, loud, booming rhythm section, fire-works guitar leads. Record comes with the almost always-missing insert! Mega rare item, first original press in awesome condition. Almost never to turn up and one of those ultra collectible much rumoured about titles coming out Japan. Mega rare does not even come close to describe the scarcity status of this disc. First time I can lay my hand on such a pristine copy, probably the final upgrade copy for this one, near virginal on all fronts. Price: Offers!!!!
27. The BOBBY HAMILTON QUINTET UNLIMITED: “Dream Queen” (Alafia Records – SAAB-939) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint – still housed in original shrink). Original US 1972 first private press issue in outstanding condition, next to impossible to ever upgrade upon! “The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited, in fact more a septet than a five piece, started out ca. 1967 in Syracuse, New York and played some dates around the east coast with the likes of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gato Barbieri, and Alice Coltrane amongst others. The group recorded their sole & sublime debut album sometime in spring of 1972 in Dell Studios, Utica and self-released it thru their own Alafia imprint a few months later. Like so many of our favorite records the album sank pretty much unsung due to a lack of promotion and poor distribution. Which is a real shame as the LP has some of the finest, funkiest Spiritual Jazz to offer, that might ever be put to tape around upstate New York. Deep as the Mariana Trench and fueled by lots of Vibes & Rhodes courtesy of the group’s namesake Bobby Hamilton, who also threw in some vocals as well as percussion for this spellbinding session, this is close to perfection and as good as it gets for me in terms of hard-hitting Spiritual Jazz.(Luesse, Mario). Spot on and so good like licking dripping honey off a high class hooker’s breasts!. In shrink and perfect condition, so…hit me with your best shot! Price: Offers!!!
28. BOW STREET RUNNERS: “S/T” (B.T. Puppy Records – BTPS-1026) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint, still housed in original shrink.) Original US 1970 pressing in top condition. Music wise it is a superb amalgam of Airplane-like psychedelic jams, a stoned lazy feel and jangly garagey leads that really defines acid psych in a glorious way. Great male and female vox set against a groovy organ and fuzz guitar freak-out background, making it an amazing slide. Released on the tiny label B.T. Puppy in 1970 in a very small pressing, copies soon vanished into thin air. Hard to find in acceptable condition, this one is just top notch, jacket still housed in original shrink and the disc is hardly ever played. Just Top Condition copy here!!! Indispensable classic to any psych stash!!! Price: Offers!!!!
29. BRAVE NEW WORLD: “Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley” (Vertigo – 6360.606) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint, sole minor defect is a ultra small crease on back sleeve near opening). Awesome copy, original 1972 German 1st pressing, Vertigo Swirl. Filled with long stretched out tracks, spiced up with spaced out psychedelic exotic vibes and blessed with a gracefully stoned-through-your-head emotional atmosphere, Brave New World succeeded in creating a highly original overall sound. The music floats through mainly instrumental bits spiced up with lots of flutes, strange percussion rattles, studio sound effect manipulations and intricate arrangements of fluid guitar mixed with dreamy atmospheric parts. This was no ordinary instrumental fusion, rather a druggy kind of excursion through folk, rock and jazz in a dramatic and/or melancholic mood. Brilliant all way through and great copy to boot. Getting increasingly difficult to dig up in such a nice condition as this one. Next to impossible to upgrade upon this one!!! Price: Offers!!!
30. BRIGMAN, GEORGE: “Jungle Rot” (Solid Records – SR-001) (Record: Near mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Rare 1975 original US first pressing in immaculate condition, final upgrade condition like, never surfaces this clean. Released in 1975 by Baltimore teenager George Brigman, Jungle Rot was a self-produced slab of molten fuzz that had no chance of gaining an audience before the punk revolution. Conceived as a tribute to British psych-blues band the Groundhogs and their leader Tony McPhee, the album takes that bands’ acid-fried boogie and warps it with primitive recoding techniques and the fevered isolation in which Brigman worked. The title track alone with its fuzz-damaged guitar pan and punishing four-on-the-floor rhythms is worth the price of admission, yet the rest of the album delivers equally inspired wallops of technical brilliance and blown-out acid shred. Predictably, the few hundred copies of the album that Brigman pressed quickly fell through the cracks and were promptly forgotten Brigman might have been a self-confessed Groundhogs fan, but this buzz saw concerto sounds like it was created by Iggy Pop’s more demented younger brother.” (LITA) Totally demented and doped out gutbucket energy crisis blues, awash in FX and teenage hormones that puts down good use of layers of murky fuzz and phasing to much delight. Jungle Rot is an original work that contains elements of psych, hard rock, and 1970's proto-punk, and it has garnered fans in all three fields. The lyrics hit the same renegade vibe as the music. Damned rare original pressing, only a few hundred were made, many are trashed, this one is top notch. Getting damned scare on the ground. One of the best and one of my all time faves, dwelling the same demented regions as the Stooges & Groundhogs, this guy is as real as its gets and puts down one of the best trashy inspired fuzz psych snarlers ever. Price: Offers!!!!
31. BROTZMANN/ VAN HOVE/ BENNINK: “Balls” (Free Music Production – FMP-0020) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Silk screen Jacket: Near Mint). Original 1970 Top Copy FMP pressing. First time ever I have a genuine first pressing of this beast – comes housed in fragile silkscreen jacket, which came out in an edition of 200 copies ONLY!!!! (Only 1st press has stated on back “200 prints of this album for the 3-/3-/3- edition of VERLAG”). Comes with rounded edge opening on back as only 1st edition has. THE SECOND FMP release and as rare as Machine Gun – if not rarer!!! Comes with rounded edge opening on back as only 1st edition has. THE SECOND FMP release and as rare as Machine Gun – if not rarer!!!Recorded August 17th, 1970 in Berlin. BALLS isan excellent example of early European free improvisation. It was one of the first releases on the then newly erected and now legendary German FMP label (Free Music Production) following upon on BRO Records, and was the first recording by the Brotzmann/Van Hove/Bennink trio, which continued to play together throughout the 1970s. It was a true trio, not just a vehicle for Peter Brotzmann -- Fred Van Hove's blend of avant and tonal pop piano and Han Bennink's wild percussion, vocals and the periodic blasting on shells and horns play an equal role in the group's sound. This masterpiece of a recording orbits into the more daredevil end of European improvisation with Fred Van Hove splintering enough ivory keys to allow Brotzmann’s machine-gun-toting horn and Bennink’s percussive rattle and shakes access to some singularly oblique tonal regions without never ever losing their collective interlocking connection with the overall narrative drive that gels them together. This trio simply catapults the disc beyond the reach of conventional established jazz strategies and into an adrenaline rush of subtle subconscious logic that makes up this sonic whirlwind of “axing through ice” like melodically obscure hair-raising ferocity. And like the title already suggests, this is a “ball” crushing disc…not for the faint of heart. , but so hard to get as a true first pressing so…Price: Offers!!!!
32. BUCKLEY, TIM: “Lorca” (Elektra/ Victor Records – SJET-8320) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Insanely rare Japan original press issue in immaculate condition. Red label PROMO issue. With the release of Lorca, Tim Buckley stunned and, to a rare degree, alienated fans with the dissonant, at times wearying, avant-garde exercises in vocal gymnastics that took up the entire first side of this LP. Side two was far more accessible, though Buckley’s fusion of folk instrumentation with jazzy improvisation on extended compositions continued to take him further away from his folk-rock roots. It seems Tim knew that the record would be doomed from the start. Larry Beckett, Tim’s early songwriting partner, said that he wanted to purposefully alienate his fans with his new direction. Tim was once quoted saying that Lorca is a record that “you can’t put… on at a party without stopping things; it doesn’t fit in.” For the time, there aren’t many albums to which you can compare Lorca. The 1970s weren’t a time when popular folk artists were incorporating avant-garde and jazz elements into their sound. Buckley’s use of the chromatic scale sets Lorca apart from the more conventional and melodic folk music, which lived as the norm. The most obvious contemporary of Lorca’s would be Nico’s ‘Desertshore’, but even that record doesn’t have the desolate and stark qualities of Lorca. Top condition Japanese original press with obi, seriously rare on these shores and so damned beautiful!! Price: Offers!!!

33. BUCKLEY, TIM: “Goodbye & Hello” (Victor Records/ Elektra – SJET-8183) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Outer LP sized Cut Out Obi: Near Mint). TOP COPY!!! The obi, a rare feat these days considering that obis make a unique, attractive addition to the overall package and are becoming increasingly rare, especially on LPs from the 1960s and 70s. Their delicate and disposable nature meant that very early obis were routinely discarded, so that now they can often be worth several times more than the record they accompany. And this 1969 copy has the obi present, given an all-different aura to the disc in question here. Maybe lots of you out there fail to see the unique nature of this paper strip but here in Japan it is a big deal. The music I am sure, most of you are fully acquainted with, one of the key releases out of the totally essential Tim Buckley discography. Top copy mega rare original Japanese high quality pressing with never seen before jacket-size cut-out obi present. Speaking of rare major label records by renowned artists? Well I guess this will do it then. Price: Offers!!!

34. BYRDS: “Turn! Turn! Turn!” (CBS Japan – YS-597-C) (Record: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Tip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: MINT). Freakingly rare Japan only issue from 1966 complete with NEVER offered before genuine OBI, first complete copy ever for grabs. Japan only jacket issue on the 360 Sound CBS label. Probably the rarest Byrds LP around is this Japan only issue. Second Byrds album, following their self titled debut. The album was released in Japan in April 1966. Comes housed in a laminated – Japan ONLY - alternate jacket and complete with always missing OBI. TOP COPY, no defects, best copy around and impossible to upgrade upon. Rarest Byrds release!!!! TOP COPY with obi, which makes this item damned rare indeed!!!! Offers!!!!!!

35. The BYRDS: “Younger Than Yesterday” (CBS – NIPPON COLUMBIA – YS-824-C) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ 360 OBI: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Bloody rare first original Japanese pressing from July 1967, complete with seldom seen OBI. Younger Than Yesterday, the Byrds' fourth album — and in some people's eyes, the pinnacle of their art — wastes no time, bursting out of the gates with still another national smash, "So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star." Spotlighting the jazzy trumpet of Hugh Masekela, this paean to outrageous rock stardom was a highlight of the Byrds' appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival, possibly the most thrilling gathering of the musical tribes, ever. Every bit as exciting was "Have You Seen Her Face," the album's second radio hit. A return to space-rock, "C.T.A.-102," should have been nominated for a Hugo, the annual prize for the best work in science fiction. The standout track of Yesterday, nevertheless, is "My Back Pages," a good bet as the best-ever blend of lush Byrds harmonies and jangling guitar with Bob Dylan at his Finnegan's Wake lyrical best. Insanely rare FIRST ORIGINAL Japanese Pressing of 1967 with never offered before FIRST ISSUE 360 Columbia OBI!!! Top condition. Price: Offers!!!

36. CAN: “Tago Mago” (Liberty – LP-93025B) (2 LP Set: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Gatefold Sleeve: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Never seen before rare white label promotional copy. Second copy I see in 10 years time!!! Rarest CAN LP out there next to “Monster Movie”, this 1st issue Japanese pressing with 1st issue obi just never surfaces. 1971's Tago Mago double album was Can's third full-length release, and their first with expatriate Japanese singer Damo Suzuki. It's truly a sprawling masterpiece of krautrock with the weird noise/drone stuff on the 17 minute "Aumgn", or the totally hypnotic rhythmic psych groove of the equally sidelong "Halleluwah". First Japanese press with obi as released in 1972, a true and genuine rarity that just never turns up anymore, at least not in such top-notch condition as this one here. Top rarity as you might already know, this one is the rarely seen promotional copy. All is in near mint to MINT condition. 2nd copy I ever see of this 1st Japanese pressing and impossible to upgrade upon. One of the best records ever made I presume. Price: Offers!!!!
37. CAN: “Ege Bamyasi” (Liberty Records – LLP-80759) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ 4 paged Illustrated Insert: Near Mint/ First issue OBI: Near Mint). Hopelessly rare Japan very first pressing, white label PROMO issue with 4 paged illustrated booklet and first issue obi. Only 2 Can LP’s were released in real time back in the day, being Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi. Both never had a regular release and didn’t pass the promo stage, so copies are almost non-existent. Ege Bamyasi was Can's fourth album features the most fantastical vocalist, Damo Suzuki. Can's Ege Bamyasi is absolutely brilliant. With Japanese singer Damo Suzuki at the mic on this he sings some of their best songs, like "Sing Swan Song" and "Vitamin C" and "I'm So Green". Actually EVERY song on here is wonderful. Languid and laidback, yet rhythmically insistent. Mellow and gorgeous and deep. Right on. Dead stone classic and this is a very nice 1st Japanese press issue with obi, what can you possibly ask more for? Seriously rare and hardest to track down Can release anywhere. Top condition white label PROMO issue with insanely rare first issue obi. Price: Offers!!!!!
38. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND: “Safe As Milk” (Buddah Records – BDS-5001) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Sticker: Near Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Original US first pressing in absolutely TOP condition. Comes complete with mint sticker and imprinted inner. Never seen or had a copy as perfect as this one here. Perfect all the way. I think one can even use the word "virginal" in this case. Just stunning on all fronts. And since condition is all that matters these days --- do give me your best shot. All time classic Beefheart slide that is a bitch to dig up with all complete and in decent shape. Every track is a winner, absolutely killer with no filler. Price: Offers!!!!
39. CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE: “Four Manifestations On Six Elements” (Sonnabend Gallery – Magne 8A~8D) (2 LP Record: Near Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Original 1974 first press issue in TOP condition. Hardly ever surfaces and a genuinely rare and obscure release. This seminal work of early Minimalism was originally released in 1974 as a privately pressed double LP by the Sonnabend Gallery in a limited edition of 2000 they say but personally this was either an overstatement or a printing error and I believe not more than 200 copies of this LP were pressed at the day. (If actually 2000 copies were pressed this one would pop up all over and besides that selling 2000 copies at an art gallery seems a bit optimistic if not commercial suicide). These early-'70s electronic/piano pieces capture composer Charlemagne Palestine at one of his artistic peaks. The two lengthy electronic soundscapes, "Two Fifths" and "Three Fifths," were realized on some sort of acoustic-sounding synthesizer; sounding like pure piano overtones they possess a shimmering hard texture all their own. The three related pieces for Bosendorfer piano, "One + Two + Three Fifths In The Rhythms Three Against Two," are deceptively simple exercises that gradually build in density through the use of pedal and Palestine's "galloping" technique. "Sliding Fifths For Piano" is an overlapping series of sustained arpeggios, a babbling brook of pure sound, prettier than La Monte Young's similar "The Well-Tuned Piano," which it probably derives from. One of the key recordings that went on to define Minimal Music, this one is just as essential as La Monte Young or Taj Mahal Travelers recordings. Massive and top copy, impossible to ever upgrade upon. Price: Offers!!!
40. CHENE NOIR: “Aurora – Theatre Du Chene Noir” (Futura – FUT-2033) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). First original pressing on the legendary Futura label. One of the hardest to come by Futura titles as you all know and this one is as perfect as they come. Another insane artifact from that most desirable Futura label. Recorded in 1971 by a theatrical troupe/musical commune led by 
percussionist Gerard Gelas (and still active after 32 years in the 
French province of Avignon), "Aurora" runs the gamut from tribal 
improvisation to grandiose operatic chanting to medieval 
psychedelic woodwind swirl. Blend one part Magma with a jigger of 
Third Ear Band, fold in a dash of Popol Vuh and agitate with a 
pinch of Brigitte Fontaine and we're talkin' one tasty melange! As 
seen on the Nurse With Wound list. Highest recommendation!” [John Gibson]. Top copy and original press of this mega rare French experimental/ psychedelic/ avant-garde disc that every NWW-list adept is craving for. The music is balancing on the very fringes of weirdness, which one can classify next to Taj Mahal Travelers and Tenjosajiki with J.A. Seazer at helm. Total killer with no filler!!! Has been ages since I had an original copy of this beast. Price: Offers!!!
41. CHICK COREA & HIS FRIENDS: “Nichirin – The Sun” (Express – ETP-9016) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Freakingly rare and never-ever before 1970 Japan only issue that is all complete with mega rare obi. So far only a handful (3 to be exact at this point that I know off) complete copies are accounted for. Without obi it surfaces from time to time – as does a 2nd pressing with different cover art - and is very affordable. With the 1st issue obi gracing the sleeve on the other hand, it is a slightly different ballgame. That said, this is a vicious, tear-gas-smoking fuck-around spiritual free jazz slide from start to finish. Corea gets flanked by Steve Grossman – tenor saxophone, Dave Holland on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums and Steve Jackson manhandling miscellaneous percussive instruments. The group gels together like butter on toast and right from when the needle hits the groove they steer into telepathic interplay that just never stops, combining propulsion, eloquent ornamentation and cosmic phrasing to create a bewitchingly asymmetric groovy vibe that sweats out a psychic aura. Choice cuts are the deep and aggressive “Moon Dance” that propels forward without loosing its addictive liquid and hypnotic swing, “Slumber” and the side-long free jazz masterpiece “The Sun” pushing its scope intergalactically and aiming to find the kingdom of heaven within and, on its journey there, finding the face of God to be highly irresolute. In short, utterly jaw-dropping amazing record but sadly an all-complete near mint 1st press original with obi present is rare beyond belief. Just never surfaces and here is a pristine copy for you, a spiritual jazz milestone record! Highest possible recommendation! Price: Offers!!!
42. CHICO MAGNETIC BAND: “S/T” (Disques Vogue- LOXV.17001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Top original press copy of this all time subliminal French heavy psychedelic monster of a disc. Chico is the vocalist/leader of this ramshackle outfit and he certainly knows how to pull a crowd by mumbling, moaning, speaking, singing, screaming, laughing, and freaking out in front of the microphone in every possible mode imaginable. Guitarist Bernard Monneri provides the perfect accompaniment for Chico’s vocal histrionics with both funky and heavy chunks of riffage and shredding fuzz/wah leads. The band manages to synthesize almost every classic influence of late-60’s psychedelia and heavy rock and were aided by producer Jean-Pierre Rawson and electronics whiz Jean-Pierre Massiera (who employs every trick in the book - backwards tape loops, electronic exotica, and so on - to devastating effect!) to create these eight incredible tracks of loose, funky, heavy, over-the-top, psychedelic rock. The heavy-handed use of studio trickery (phasing, radical dynamic shifts, backwards tape, etc…), add only to infuse the whole ordeal with more lysergic teenage angst. Chico, fronting the whole exorcism makes the listener witnesses a man on the edge – a true freak-out captured on tape for all time. In all, it’s pure madness, but it sends a chill down my spine especially when paired with raging wah-wah guitar solos and a cacophony of tribal percussion. It’s funny today to watch bands try to recreate this same sound. Get the real deal and check out Chico Magnetic Band. Massive, explosive, demented, wicked, doped up and frantic like sharks going insane on a feeding frenzy. Amazing copy, hard to upgrade on this one. Rarely if never surfaces in such nice nick as this one here. Price: Offers!!
43. The CHITINOUS ENSEMBLE: “”S/T” (Deram Records/ King Records – DL-3011) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Freakingly rare first original 1972 Japanese pressing complete with mega rare obi – all is in TOP condition. This long lost Brit-jazz release is a much sought-after collector's item as the original vinyl LP almost never turns up. Released in a small quantity in 1971 on the British Deram label (a Decca company), Chitinous has attained near legendary status amongst British jazz collectors. Many will remember Buckmaster from the pop/rock world as he arranged the strings and orchestral parts (and often played the cello, too!) on such famous recordings as David Bowie's "Space Oddity", The Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers", The Bee Gees "Odessa" and many Elton John albums including "Tumbleweed Connection" & "Madman Across the Water". In 1972 Buckmaster was introduced to jazz great Miles Davis, which led to a friendship and to Buckmaster's involvement on Davis' landmark "On the Corner" album! In addition to the usual "jazz" instrumentation of keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, sax & trumpet, this uses a large 'classical' ensemble of 18 violins, 5 violas, 7 cellists (including the solos played by Buckmaster himself), 2 double basses, 2 trumpets, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, bass clarinet, baritone sax, and percussion! Then there is the jazz-rock ensemble which reads like a who's who of Brit-jazz: Ian Carr (Nucleus)-trumpet & flugelhorn, Brian Smith (Nucleus)-soprano sax, Peter Robinson (Quatermass, Brand X)-electric piano, Dave Richmond (Manfred Mann) & Brian Odgers (Vangelis)-bass guitar and John Marshall (Nucleus, Soft Machine)-drums - among others!!! Musically this is best described as the perfect marriage of contemporary classical music & the world of jazz-rock. Hints at Nucleus or Soft Machine here & there, some hints at Miles Davis' electric work (which was certainly a general influence on Buckmaster's work) and the classical elements are certainly influenced by a myriad of composers of the latter half of the 20th century. Certainly this was very avant-garde for 1971 and doesn't really sound that dated today. And it is, for something described as a marriage of jazz-rock & 20th century classical music, much more restrained and even beautiful than that might make you think. In conclusion it is fair to say that if you are a fan of British jazz-rock or the Brit-jazz scene then you will simply love this album. If you are a fan of fusion or adventurous rock music then you should know that this is closer to Miles Davis than it is to Brand X. Especially if you love the marriage of an orchestra with the jazz or rock world in a very integral way, that is to say not just window dressing like strings on an Elton John album, then this is right up your alley! BTW, Chitinous comes from chitin meaning the "substance forming horny cover of beetles & crustaceans". (ZNR-cds). Never offered before mint copy, Japanese first original pressing all complete with “Deram” OBI. Price: Offers!!!!
44. CHOCOLATE WATCH BAND: “No Way Out” (Tower – T-5096) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent, totally perfect with no defects but has a few pen marks on back but nothing disturbing). Rare MONO original. Their 1967 debut that supplied what would become two garage classics in "Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love-In)" and "Let's Talk About Girls". No Way Out, the thrilling debut album by the Chocolate Watch Band, immediately finds that cosmic sweet-spot of perfect garage-rock traction: where the rubber meets the road and the train keeps a-rollin.' Nobody ever did Mick Jagger any better than the Watch Band's frighteningly superb front man Dave Aguilar. "Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In)" and "Let's Talk About Girls" are on everyone's list of Top 20 garage rock anthems of all time. And that's just the tip of the iceberg for this essential LP. "Come On," an early Stones single, gets the perfect Watch Band overhaul, "Hot Dusty Roads" ventures down back alleys that Buffalo Springfield never dreamed about and "No Way Out" dances rings around the outskirts of your nearest Human Be-In. It is still an extremely impressive and enduring album that nicely straddles the garage punk and psychedelic genres; the four tracks cut by the band themselves are all highly potent, slashing, exciting, clever pieces of music. "Gone and Passes By" and "No Way Out" are sharp works of psychedelic punk music, the former mixing sitar music with a shimmering Bo Diddley beat to superbly seductive effect, while the latter is built on a twisting, jagged blues- and raga-based lead guitar line that recalls the late-1966 vintage Jefferson Airplane’s work. As for the instrumentals, "Dark Side of the Mushroom" and "Expo 2000" are decent filler, even if they have nothing to do with the band. So the record, though flawed from day one of its release history, is still an essential '60s album in any collection.. Rare MONO original in great shape!!!Price: Offers!!!
45. The CHRIS MCGREGOR Group with BARRE PHILIPS – LOUIS MOHOLO – MONGEZI FEZA – MIKE OSBORNE – EVAN PARKER & JOHN SURMAN: “Recorded in London, England – August 1968) (No Label/ Witchseason – RGG 1107-8) (Record: Near Mint/ Paste on Sleeve: Excellent, no defects at all but has some mildew spots visible against the white background due to age). Bloody rare unreleased recording that only was briefly in the running as a test pressing only and of which only a handful of copies exist!!! Never seen a copy before and this is a beast of a slide. The music is nothing short of astonishing, which producer Joe Boyd almost glibly claims that he doesn't know exactly why this session by pianist Chris McGregor’s transnational septet initially went unreleased. He claims he was on poor terms with Polydor at the time, and that Chris Blackwell’s Island Records was "not exactly a jazz label." Still these sessions were recorded in August 1968 in London with trumpeter Mongezi Feza, drummer Moholo and McGregor flanked with then-young Brit saxophonists Evan Parker, John Surman, Mike Osborne and Barre Philip. These tracks certainly walk on the outside edge of jazz and more than flirt with plenty of free playing. Still great structure is abound to the music, inspired arrangements that allow a maximum of freedom without an ounce of self-indulgence. McGregor’s piano work on his pieces creates not only themes, but vast colorful scales and extended chord reaches for the soloists to work out from; where Parker plays right toward the piano as Moholo creates a specific adrenalized rhythm toward all three players. It's Feza and Surman who respond to McGregor’s South African folk themes with something akin to glee. Then there are the joint sections where all the horns, stretched in boundary-breaking harmonics, are paying composed lines as an ensemble. This was a new kind of free jazz -- one seldom heard in America -- with great humor, warmth, and a genuinely celebratory vibe from the South Africans, who were establishing their own rules; it's a safe wager that Parker and Surman haven't played like this since then either. This session is one with excellent sound and presence. Awesome!!! Price: Offers!!!!
46. CHUCK & MARY PERRIN: “S/T” (Webster’s Last Word – WLW-S-2101) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint, has one inaudible hairline on Side 2, Track 2, hence the EX~NM grading/ Thick Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Original 1968 first original private pressing by brother & sister duo of Chuck and Mary Perrin out of Illinois. Recorded in 1968, this gem was one of the biggest secrets of US folk. Full of amazing melodies and beautiful songs, this is one of the hardest to find records for collectors of folk, psych and singer/songwriters style records. Includes covers by Donovan or John Sebastian plus stunning originals like “Commencement”, “Mornings” or “Babe can you see”. Chuck’s guitar is stylistically stripped to the bare minimum, giving it a magical charm that interlocks perfect with Mary’s transparent and heartfelt vocals. The harmonies between them both also work miracles and drift in and out your earlobes like liquid honey. This copy here is exceptionally nice and in amazing condition as many of the copies suffer of water damage, which this one has been spared from. The record is also amazingly clean and plays dead quiet, which is a must for the delicate sound it exhibits. Amazing slide and one of my fave folk slides. Price: Offers!!
47. CIRCUS 2000: “S/T” (Rifi Records – RFL ST-14049) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original Italian pressing in great condition. A band from the Turin area, Circus 2000 debuted in 1970 on RiFi label with an eponymous LP that, although it did not represent a new level of sound, it fell like a bolt from the blue on an Italian scene still anchored to the beat schemes of the '60s. Circus 2000 was not a real progressive album, since it derived from the psychedelic and west-coast scenes from the USA, but it's still considered one of the LPs that opened to the florid Italian 'pop season,' which would explode just a couple of years later. The album cover artwork, the English lyrics, the psychedelic sound supporting the beautiful voice of singer Silvana Aliotta, all these ingredients made Circus 2000 an unique phenomenon in the musical Italian panorama, and many believed that the band was actually American. Top condition, 1st press original and hard to improve upon. Price: Offers!!!
48. COB: “Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart” (Polydor – 2383161) (Record: Near Mint/ Extremely Fragile Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). TOP Original UK copy of monster acid folk gem. As far as the music is concerned, I guess you all know the deal. COB were ex-Incredible String Band founding member Clive Palmer’s band and after quitting the Incredible String Band when their debut album was canned he simply vanished from the scene, only to surface again a year later in the disguise of COB, which aptly stood for Clive’s Original Band. “Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart” has a hymnal, rural English vibe attached to it that is definitely heading towards folk infested waters instead of cross-mutating into a folk-rock sound. Palmer’s vocals are just exquisite, calm, soothing, levitating even at times which only attributes to the completely acoustic nature of this disc. “Let It Be You” (the best love song ever recorded, every time I play it makes me cry like a baby) and “Heart Dancer” are some of the tracks on the LP that are just mesmerizing in their beauty and execution. But it would be totally unfair to slag of COB as just another folk band. Nope, they sound quite exotic at times, otherworldly and even lysergic due to enriching their tonal palette with unusual instruments for that day like the harmonium and dulcitone. It makes the group sound at times even completely spaceward bound and psychedelic such as the track “Martha & Mary” will show and unveil upon spinning it. But it’s this naive charm and willingness to sound different that makes Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart such a magical album. Although maybe too low-key for some, it is definitely to these ears one of the best English folk albums out there. The band effectively hit a rural English country folk-psych sound that’s visionary and highly original, completely different to the Stringband. To me it is a classic UK psych tinted folk album that defies even the greatness of Trees, Mellow Candle and Spirogyra and you know when you are catapulted into those regions you better sound good and deliver the goods. And COB definitely lives up to that promise. Probably the best copy for light-years around. Price: Offers!!!!
49. COMUS: “First Utterance” (Dawn Japan – YS-2543-YD) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Laminated Gatefold Sleeve: Near Mint ~ Mint/ 4-Paged Insert: Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Rarest of the rare, Japan original in TOP condition all-complete with hideously rare DAWN obi present. Original 1971 Japan press on high quality vinyl. Comes with 4 paged illustrated insert and pressed on high quality Japanese vinyl. Comus and their first album “First Utterance” didn't make the big-time. The disruptive postal strike of 1971 apart, selected unfavorable press reviews suggest that Comus' music was an acquired taste; too damn spiky and unruly for the average folkie, yet too concerned with intricate arrangements and acoustic instrumentation to fire up a hard rock fan. The foreboding, quasi-medieval sounds on “First Utterance” give new meaning to the term “cult classic.” As the twisted, emaciated figure on the album's cover may imply, this is a very dark, chilling record. One critic described it as “a cross between a frenzied version of the witches chorus from Macbeth and Marc Bolan being squeezed to death”. Well, at its core it is based in idioms of British folk music, but it is fusionized and rendered with harsh, dissonant strikes with aliens bursting from the chest cavity. It can be rather heavy music -- not metal or hard rock heavy, but heavy in the atonal ferocity. I never thought acoustic instruments could sound so nasty. That raises another point: Comus' music is almost entirely acoustic -- acoustic guitar, electric bass, hand drums, flute, violin and so on. This gives the album a very stark sound, which adds to the genuineness of their doomy, dark fantasy world. The complex arrangements and rocking power of this band are tremendous. The vocals run a remarkable gamut, from evil munchkin snarls to wispy female vocals to normal male singing. Musically and lyrically, Comus evokes visions of pre-Christian pagan nature worship -- but this is starkly anti-Romanticist, dark, paranoid and vengeful. Goblin-like voices sing is a very credible hymn en masse to the eponymous goddess. Most of the lyrics are twisted and sometimes violent.As far as the lyrical content is concerned, it runs the gamut from a violent chase through a moonlit forest, a rape, religious persecution and subsequent hanging, incarceration, torture, and death. “First Utterance” was Comus’ debut. It barely sold anything, and perhaps because of this, they only released one other album with a much less alien musical palette and a sunnier disposition. Comus’ debut has achieved a remarkable cult status, which is decidedly deserved. The astonishing attention to detail and wholly original technique displayed by the group makes the album a uniquely rewarding listening experience, albeit a disturbing one as well. So it definitely is one of Britain’s greatest ever-folk gems recorded along side the two COB albums and Spirogyra’s debut. Call it acid folk, psychedelic folk or whatever trendy tag you have in your bag. To these ears, Comus does not fit any tag, they are best labeled as just Comus. Massive. Top copy and rare 1971 Japanese original press on the Japanese Dawn imprint, complete with mega rare obi in mint condition, impossible to ever upgrade upon. Price: Offers!!!!
50. CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG: “Déjà Vu” (Atlantic Records – P-8036A) (Record: Near Mint/ Textured Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Rock Age Flower Obi: Near Mint/ Lyrics Insert: Near Mint). Freakingly rare Japanese press original with rarest obi variation, the “Rock Age” Flower Obi. Just never surfaces with this obi as it was only briefly available for sale in 1971 and quickly disappeared. First time I have a copy of this version up for grabs with the Rock Age ‾ Flower obi present. Top condition. Price: Offers!!!!
51. DANDO SHAFT: “S/T” (Neon/ Victor Records – SRA-5525) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Stupidly rare 1971 Japan first original pressing that comes with hardly ever seen first issue obi!!! First copy I encounter with obi and all is in outstanding condition. High quality all acoustic UK folk of the highest order, Dando Shaft's 2nd LP from 1971 does not disappoint one tiny bit. The complicated rhythmic fabrics -- woven together by intricate guitar, mandolin and violin, and joined by the expressive vocals of Polly Bolton -- create unique progressive folk atmospheres that are definitely some of the best of the period. Impossible to improve upon. Price: Offers!!!
52. DARIUS: “S/T” (Chartmaker – 1102) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original US pressing of this tremendous Californian full blown psych artifact by the Acid King himself. Label mates Goldenrod back Darius here. A dessert island disc for sure, Darius delivered a folky psych album stuffed with 10 amazing tracks. Gifted with a powerful voice and well-crafted songs, sprinkled over with a strong emotional spark, he didn’t fail to create a memorable statement that has yet to be rivaled. Just killer acid folk psych that never misses its effect when playing it. True killer in the true sense of the word. One of the top 5 US private press psych albums ever! Superb copy, recently high in demand and getting harder by the day to dig up. Top copy!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
53. The DEEP: “Psychedelic Moods” (Cameo Parkway Records – P-7051) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint – has a little minor drill hole on the bottom left corner, otherwise clean all way round). Bloody rare original US STEREO copy. Mono copies surface regularly but STEREO issue is the rarest and the ultimate version to enjoy this brain freeze! Rusty Evans discovered the nascent psychedelic scene during a brief stop in Los Angeles, where he also recorded the 1965 Musicor single "1983"; upon returning east, he landed in Philadelphia and formed his own psych band, the Deep, with Mark Barkan, David Bromberg and others. Signing to Cameo-Parkway, over just two days in August 1966 the Deep recorded their lone official album Psychedelic Moods of the Deep, one of the more rare and fascinating byproducts of its time; virtually the same lineup later reunited as Freak Scene, releasing 1967's Psychedelic Psoul on CBS. “Take A Trip – Freak Out – Blow Your Mind – You’re On Your Way to the Psychedelic Mood – A Way of Life – A State of Mind.” So begins the blurb on the cover of Psychedelic Moods: A Mind Expanding Phenomenon. An album recorded, if the blurb is to be believed, in pitch darkness in the “wee hours of the morning” at Cameo-Parkway Studios, Philadelphia by studio-only band, The Deep, back in August 1966. Pitch black or not, Psychedelic Moods is still an impressive, if not unusual, piece of Psychedelia. Unusual in that only one of its twelve tracks weighs in at over three minutes, with several not even going beyond the two-minute mark. Stunning clean original stereo issue of full blown psych extravaganza filled with effects, snarling leads, totally wacked and spaced out vocals…dementia for weeks on end!!! Price: Offers!!!
54. DEEP PURPLE: “The Best Of Deep Purple” (Polydor – MP-2103) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent/ OBI: Near Mint). Rare Japan only 1970 first original pressing all complete with first issue straight obi. Second pressing has a triangular obi and that one surfaces from time to time, but this one is genuinely hard to track down. First copy I see in over a decade. Great condition. Price: Offers!!!
55. DEEP PURPLE with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: “Live In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall” (TOSHIBA/ Warner Bros. – Seven Arts Records – BP-8962) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Very First Issue Obi: Mint). Super Purple slide and very rare very first Japanese pressing with first issue obi as released in June 1970. Just never surfaces with first issue obi. Amazing condition for both record, gatefold sleeve and of course the obi. Price: Offers!!!!
56. DEMA: “S/T” (CBS Sony – SOLL-28) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Sleeve: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). OK I am bringing out one of the cornerstones of Japanese psychedelic jazz, a disc whose rarity is heavy enough to bounce the Richter scale out of balance and cause seismic tremors to erupt, setting landslides in motion, heading straight for your safe sanctuary. Dema was a one time off session band in the style of Satoh Masahiko’s previous one-off adventure with the Soundbreakers. Based around the likely named avant-garde science-fiction story by writer Yasutaka Tsutui, Dema got set to music. For this project, star rock and jazz players were assembled into Kohsuke Ichihara All Stars (which included Kohsuke Ichihara, Takao Naoi, Kimio Mizutani, Akira Ishikawa, Masaoka Terakawa and Hideo Ichikawa) and free jazz players assembled under the Sato Masahiko & Garandoh banner (including Masahiko Sato, Keiki Midorikawa and Hozumi Tanaka). The result of bringing all these heavy weight veteran players under one studio roof was a double casting of two groups assembled adhoc in order to create a sonic atmosphere to Yasutaka’s SF story which resulted in Sato Masahiko acting as center mediator for it all and guiding the smoldering interplay into well glued psyched-out spiritual epic sounding manifest that till this day is regarded as a masterpiece within the dark underworld of Japanese jazz rock. So if Sato Masahiko & Soundbreakers “Amalgamation – Showa Kokotsu Genroku” was up your alley, then this smothering psychedelic spaced out jazz funk brain melter might just be the follow-up you need. Hideously rare on these shores, first copy I have to spare in like a decade. Highest possible recommendation, just a vicious slab of Japanese psyched out Bitches Brew styled space jazz. Awesome and one of the top 10 greatest discs to come out of Japan. Price: Offers!!!!!
57. DEMON FUZZ: “Afreaka” (Dawn Japan – YS2488YD) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Ultra rare first original Japanese pressing, this is the even rarer version complete with OBI and insert. Impossibly rare WHITE LABEL PROMO ISSUE. Never encountered a 1st Japanese pressing complete with OBI. Awesome hybrid LP that sounds like a cross-pollination test tube experiment that fuses the Latin rock of Santana with the funky progressions of Sly, slowing it down due to a mixture of barbiturates and laxatives but spiked up again with uncut crystal meth and a slice of sunshine acid and that's about where you'll find Demon Fuzz. But that is not all and there is more to the sonic swirl than meets the eye. Spice it up in some Osibisa, Meters, Funkadelic, very early Chicago, and rope it all in with a smidgen of early prog and psychedelic touches. The outcome is an amorphous blend of intoxicating and highly addictive trippy-delicious funky/ jazzy/ psychedelic/ afro-beat aesthetics brewing over into a mind-blowing, break beat-laden masterpiece. Deep, dark and groovy…Super clean copy, definitely one of the best copies I have ever seen and probably one of the best around. Bloody RARE Japanese pressing with OBI… copies with OBI intact are virtually inexistent. This one is just TOP. Price: Offers!!!!
58. DESPER, BOB: “New Sounds” (Rose City Sound) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint – still housed on original shrink!). Bloody rare & still in shrink top copy original of this suicidal downer folk masterpiece. “The Pacific Northwest is a dark, dank place, with a suicide rate higher than Keith Richards on a four day binge. Even their most articulate native son, Kurt Cobain, drowned in the sea of despair and offed himself. And what’s the cause of this environmental depression??? It may be the constant grey skies and rain, it may be the extremely high runaway and homeless rate or it just may very well be the music of Bob Desper. Bob recorded his New Sounds LP in one take at the local Rose City Sound studios. Just him, his acoustic guitar and an amazing insight to the dark side of the human psyche. So dark in fact, that only a blind man can see it. Bob is that man, and on this LP he taps into a place that very few people have visited. His voice is quiet with an edge sharper than a Ginzu knife. His lyrics reflect a lonely man who recognizes the shortcomings of human kind. This LP gives me goose bumps each and every time I play it. Side one starts off with “Darkness Is Like A Shadow”. A spooky, echoey tune where Bob introduces a topic that becomes a re-occurring theme throughout the entire LP, the fact that people with eyesight are blind to the things that are truly important in life. “It’s Too Late” and “Lonely Man” follow and continue the introspective soul search, all accompanied by Bob’s extraordinary guitar playing. The fourth and last cut on side one is “To A Friend Of Mine”. This is where I usually start thinking about going into the bathroom and slitting my wrist with a razor blade just to prove to Bob that I could begin to understand what true suffering is. This 15+ minute journey is, in my opinion, the most flawless chunk of downer/loner folk music ever recorded. Side two is good, but pales in comparison to it’s flip side. Songs are “Let It Shine For You”, “Don’t You Cry For Me”, “Liberty” and “Time Is Almost Over”. (RH – Acid Archives). Spot on, just a massive LP of higher-key and loner folk. Talking about real feelings, then this beast is not holding back. This album is so down, everything will look like up to you. Tremendous slide…and this being a perfectly clean original copy. Price: Offers!!!
59. DEVIANTS: “Ptooff!” (Underground Impresarios – IMP-1) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint / Poster Jacket: Near Mint). Much in demand original UK pressing that comes housed in a brain peeling psychedelic poster sleeve. Two years before Hawkwind burst on to the underground scene, the Deviants were preaching revolution and creating their own form of musical anarchy. “Ptooff!” was their debut album, released in 1967 and initially only available by mail order from the pages of the International Times. Resplendent in a lavish fold out sleeve, the record caused a sensation, one of the first truly independent British rock albums to be released. Ptooff! combined savage social commentary, overheated sexual lust, psychedelic jamming, blues riffs, and pretty acoustic ballads -- all in the space of seven songs. Mick Farren and his band mates were flying on speed while recording and created a sonic approximation of the rage and defiance behind the Freak Culture. The end result is brilliant, making it a true psychedelic punk record 10 years before punk actually came on the scene. Fragile poster and disc are in perfect nick but the record is not a hi-fi pressing as you might know. Bloody rare in such a nice condition as this copy here. Price: Offers!!!
60. DEVIANTS: “S/T” (Transatlantic – TRA-204) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Laminated Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Booklet: Near Mint ~ Mint). Absolutely prefect copy in perfect condition. 3rd and last Deviants record, this one comes complete with the always-missing booklet. 1st original UK pressing in NM ~ M condition. It’s usually a bad sign when a band releases successive LPs on different labels, but in The Deviants’ case, signing to Transatlantic for their third LP resulted in their most economic and punchy work. With new guitarist Paul ‘Blackie’ Rudolph aboard (bringing a distinctively jagged and aggressive guitar style with him from Vancouver, despite having a withered right arm from childhood polio), the band entered its most musically coherent phase. Mick Farren has remarked of the album: “I was convinced in my gut that it sucked. It was the first one created by committee rather than the dictatorship of my personal megalomania,” adding that “I had one idea and the rest of them wanted to be a kind of Led Zeppelin guitar band.” Nonetheless, it’s the concise tracks in the latter style that stand up best today. Produced with admirable crispness by Farren, the album certainly isn’t free of the self-indulgence that marred its predecessors, but it contains some ace proto-punk, most notably the vicious Broken Biscuits, twitchy Billy The Monster and lean First Line (whose new-wave sound is a good decade ahead of its time). As Farren told Melody Maker at the time: “We’re not interested in dexterity, or this big technical thing represented by people like King Crimson. That’s so sterile. The function of rock and roll is to get out and have a good time, not to stand in groups marveling at the guitarist’s technique.” the tiny booklet that accompanied its UK release (in September 1969) has become intensely desirable, pushing the price of complete copies ever higher.” (Galactic Ramble). And ramble it is indeed. That aside, the record is total killer, top copy, 1st UK pressing housed in laminated cover with booklet. The Deviants ruled my world and still do, all of their 3 albums. But sadly enough, this 3rd one with booklet is getting damned rare and hard to get. So you either roll the dice and play or get immersed in this notorious Ladbroke Gove LSD & Crystal Meth soaked bunch of social delinquents. Brutal killer LP nevertheless and all complete + in top condition which is getting near to impossible for this LP with the booklet present so it has to go for…Price: Offers!!!
61. DOORS: “Strange Days – Maboroshi No Sekai” (Elektra – SJET-8017) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Mint). Rarest Doors release to seep out of Japan is their 2nd LP released in February 1968. The green Victor World Group SJET obi’s are seriously rare and the 2 first Doors releases rank amongst the rarest on the label as copies with obi just never seem to turn up. Comes on the “blue” colored Elektra guitar player logo label. First time ever I see such a pristine copy of this one. Damned rare so hit me up with your best shot. Price: Offers!!!
62. DOYLE, ARTHUR PLUS 4: “Alabama Feeling” (AK-BA Records – AK-1030) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). TOP COPY!!! The Holy Grail of the free jazz pantheon, this one being a fantastic copy. Released in 1978 on Charles Tyler private Ak-Ba Records imprint, “Alabama Feeling” is an intense ride from beginning to end, a mind-boggling debut that still sounds as vigorous today as it was nearly 35 years ago. Doyle, along with musicians Richard Williams (bass), Rashied Sinan (drums), Bruce Moore (Drums), and Charles Stephens (trombone), gathered for what may still be one of the most grueling jazz performances ever. His over-the-top abrasive squawking, paired with the dual drummers and bass, is simply ear-shatteringly beautiful as well as a right-in-yer-face sonic attack that will obliterate all the preconceived conceptions you might behold of what free jazz was and is supposed to be. This is hardcore stuff. Doyle has made an art form out of lo-fi free jazz recordings, as well as serving up a unique style of sax playing: the cat can sound like he's playing multiple reeds with just one instrument, and views the various instruments he plays (tenor sax, bass clarinet, and flute on this album) as an extension of the human voice. His approach to the instrument is unique and sounds like no one else out there. Discovering the extraordinarily gritty sound produced by singing and blowing into the horn at the same time, Doyle was soon in demand as a free player, sitting in with Sun Ra's Arkestra at Slug's Saloon on several occasions, and joining saxophonist Noah Howard on the mythic 1969 Black Ark album. In the early 70s he played with Bill Dixon, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille and Dave Burrell, and recorded Babi live with Hugh Glover and Milford Graves in 1976. A beast of a disc that will have you gasping for air every time you spin this one because it simple sucks all of the oxygen right of the room when he starts raping his horn to pieces. One of the rarest and all-time greatest free jazz recordings out there. Getting next-to-impossible to locate a decent copy. TOP CONDITION. Massive!! Price: Offers!!!
63. DR. STRANGELY STRANGE: “Heavy Petting” (Vertigo – 6360-009 with stamped matrix 6360009 2y//1 11) (Record: Near Mint/ Gimmick Gatefold Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). TOP COPY – next to impossible to upgrade upon! Original UK Vertigo swirl press, 1970. The whole affair comes housed in an unique fold-out die-cut picture sleeve with lyrics has nice lamination intact and gimmick folding open cover is also completely unblemished, which is rare for this record. Formed by a group of students active on the fringes of Dublin's rock and folk club circuit during the latter part of the 60s, Dr. Strangely Strange were mainly influenced by The Incredible String Band. By 1968 the troupe’s unique but slightly chaotic style had attracted some attention of a couple of record companies but through Robin Williamson’s recommendation they hooked up with producer Joe Boyd. After that the group made a trip to London and recorded their 1st album “Kip Of The Serenes”. The release was followed by a hectic two-year touring schedule before releasing in1970 their second album on Polygram’s new progressive label Vertigo. “Heavy Petting” was met with favorable reviews and the band continued to gig in support of the new album. Nevertheless all good things happening to the band, they were heading towards voluntary disintegration and consequently played their last gig on 16 May 1971 at the Theatre Royal, sharing the bill with Al Stewart. Their music moves like a butterfly with a broken wing. Relaxed but also unpredictable in approach, the band rarely seems to touch down for a long period, always just brief spasms in time without ever touching down in the same mode that is supposed to last for the length of an entire song. Some of the tracks on the album start of as simple folk lullabies but soon spiral into acidic electric bluesy guitar eruptions that has little to do with what went before. Childlike in its innocence, yet utterly deranged in its execution, “Heavy Petting” seems bound to touch down on various possible flavors without blueprinted characteristics. Keeping this jump start approach in mind it is quite astonishing to see that the whole of the album glues together so remarkably well, making it an instant acid folk classic gem, a cornerstone in the recently often name-dropped and picked clean folk pantheon. That all combined with the ever shining Joe Boyd’s production make this disc as pristine as can be, a true masterpiece. Killer tunes from start to finish with absolutely no filler. TOP copy, very hard to find a better one like this one here. Jacket and record are both near perfect – if not perfect all the way!!! Price: Offers!!!
64. DYLAN BOB & SEEGER, PETER: “No More War!!! Protest Songs” (Nippon Columbia – YS-608-C) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ 8-Paged Illustrated Insert Booklet: Excellent). Bloody rare Japan only Dylan release complete with obi. Never surfaces in a condition like this!!! This was released ONLY in Japan way back in April 1966 and the condition is astonishing. Price: Offers!!!!
65. EARTH & FIRE: “S/T” (Nephenta – 6437004) (Record: Excellent/ Die-Cut Gimmick Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Original UK 1st original pressing that was released on the Vertigo subsidiary label Nephenta. Record comes housed in totally brain melting acid leaking gimmicks & fantasy artwork cover. Amazing highest-level heavy progressive rock blessed with deliriously haunting female vocals. Killer from start to finish. Really nice & amazing condition, record has a few barely visible paper sleeve lines (that most would grade as NM, here conservatively graded as EX – plays NM〜M) and comes housed in amazing gatefold sleeve, which is NM, still has some of the gimmick cut outs not yet pushed out – first time I see a sleeve with some of these still present. Top copy & hard to improve upon!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
66. EAST BIONIC SYMPHONIA: “Recorded Live” (ALM Records – AL-3001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ 2 Inserts: Near Mint). Ultra rare original, top-notch copy. Officially released as a graduation effort in an edition of only 300 copies way back in 1976 by Kosugi Takehisa, this one copy here is one of those, the real thing and comes complete with insert having detailed liner notes by Yuasa Yoji. Not really an outfit with Takehisa Kosugi in its ranks, but consisting out of a collaborative effort of his students and recorded under his auspices was this improvisational ensemble baptized as the East Bionic Symphonia. Its line up consisted out of 10 members, of which some are still active in the today Tokyo underground scene. The band consisted out of Ozawa Yasushi (Fushitsusha’s long time bass player until he passed away this year) Okabe Kaoru, Hamada Kazuaki, Imai Kazuo (Imai Kazuo was the sole person who graduated from Takayanagi Masayuki’s guitar school and remains till this day active as a solo guitar improviser and as a member of the improvisational clitter clatter unit Marginal Consort.), Tada Masami, Koshikawa Kazunao, Sui Hajime, Mukai Chie (Mukai Chie is a legendary figure still today in the Tokyo underground scene, although that she originated from Osaka, still active solo as well as with her outfit Che-Shizu) Minegishi Masaharu and Hattori Tatsuo. Their sole recorded output was registered live and presented in the form of a graduation concert staged at the Kanda-Shi Bigakkô on the 13th of July 1976. Their sound was centered around an avant-garde, improvisational amalgamative sound of different percussion and various snare instruments such as Imai Kazuo’s guitar and Mukai Chie’s kokyu drones, establishing a hypnotic and minimalist sonic universe, reminiscent to the Taj Mahal Travelers. The record itself was released in that same year by the independent record label Kojima ALM Records. Soon thereafter the ensemble ceased all of its activities, until they regrouped in 1998 under the name of Marginal Consort, performing some concerts in the Tokyo area. Although that the group remains active on an irregular basis, some of its key figures retrieved from its ranks due to conflicting interests and personal objectives. Ultra rare original pressing in top-notch condition. First time ever I have a copy to spare of this gem. Just turns up around never…and if TMT is up your alley, you cannot pass up on this one. Highest possible recommendation and rare beyond belief. Price: Offers!!!!

67. The ELECTRIC PRUNES: “Underground” (Victor Records/ Reprise – SJET 8000) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ OBI: Mint/ Insert: Mint). First original Japanese pressing and one of the rarest SJET number releases that never surface with obi present. To boot this is a white label PROMO issue that came out in January 1968!!!!! This one is nothing short of being a masterpiece. The Prunes certainly succeeded in combining a big studio production with an anything goes attitude and make it work. This beast is filled with fuzztones, sound effects and a whole pallet of studio gimmickry that really elevate the record to the next level, as it will do with the listener. Some of the material on display is nothing short of being pure magical, especially “The Great Banana Hoax” and “I happen To Love You” and tracks like “Dr. Do-Good” contain some fearsome fuzz sound blasts!!! For the rest most of the album is filled with psychedelic touches that carry the whole and the prunes did something different on every song, making this a true classic. Hopelessly rare Japanese first pressing with OBI and white label promo. These babies sold nothing when they were released in Japan in 1968, making them now hopelessly rare and a bitch to wheel in. Just give it a try. TOP CONDITION. Price: Offers!!!!

68. The ELECTRIC PRUNES: “Mass in F Minor” (Reprise/ Victor Records Japan – SJET-8059) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ FIRST ISSUE OBI: MINT). Never offered before original MINT copy Japanese pressing with FIRST ISSUE OBI in top condition. Never surfaces!!!! 1st original rare Japanese pressing. The Electric Prunes themselves had little to do with this album. Their quintessential garage philosophy wouldn't let them come up with the concept themselves; the idea of an 'electric mass' sung in Latin and combining gospel and Gregorian elements with distortion and feedback and rock energy belongs to the band's "spiritual godfather" of the time, David Axelrod. He himself 'wrote' all of the 'songs' on here and took care of all the arrangements. Their third LP, Mass in F Minor, resulted in a quasi-religious concept album of psychedelic versions of prayers; a definitively excessive period piece, its best song ("Kyrie Eleison") was lifted for the Easy Rider soundtrack. Top of the line 1st original Japanese pressing pressed on high quality vinyl. First time ever a copy gets offered with the 1st pressing OBI from 1968. Mega rarity in the best condition imaginable. Price: Offers!!!
69. The ELECTRIC PRUNES: “Just Good Old Rock And Roll” (Warner Bros. J40an/ Reprise Records – SJET-8174) (Record: Excellent – One hairline on each side/ Jacket: Mint/ Die Cut Jacket Sized Obi: Mint). One of the rarest LP’s to seep out of Japan. Rare beyond believe 1969 Japan only Prunes releases complete with large die cut obi. So far, never ever offered for sale before 1st original Japanese pressing complete with wrap around die cut gimmick obi. The wrap around LP sized obi is in mint condition, which is quite a feat. So far, no copies with obi have surfaced, making this one here seriously rare. Top copy of this 5th and final LP by the Electric Prunes. Price: Offers!!!
70. EMBRYO: “Embryo’s Rache” (United Artists Records/ King Records – SR-774) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ OBI: MINT). Bloody rare and never before offered for sale TRUE FIRST press of Embryo complete with 1st press OBI. To make it all even more salacious – this is the WHITE LABEL PROMO test issue from 1970. Everything is mint here, and needles to say the 1st Japanese issue is damned rare, only a few copies of this one exist. Embryo, formed by ex-Amon Duul II member Christian Burchard, consisted of Edgar Hofmann (sax, violin), Ralph Fisher (bass, organ), John Kelly (guitar). Their first album, Opal (Ohr, 1970), showed Embryo to be influenced by the mystic free-jazz of John Coltrane and the Canterbury sound amongst others. But the group’s characteristic jazz-rock didn’t took shape until their second album “Embryo’s Rache”, officially released in 1971.The disc is a splendid and fascinating juxtaposition crisscrossing between psychedelic jazz-rock of early embryonic Embryo together with embracing a love and predilection for ethnic music and eastern flavored tunings. It starts off with some tribal drumming, and moves onward into complex rhythms and lots of sax and flute solos that fuse with a lonely violin snare here and there. With some odd vocal chanting on “Sitting At The Moon” and lots of high-energy jazz-funk grooves throughout, Embryo’s performance is quite baffling, especially when the hand percussive rattles move in and add an exorcist rite kind of touch to the timbral palette, only to get squeezed out by eerie and spasmodic organ drones. Stunning all way through, this is the viciously rare 1st original Japanese press out of 1971, complete with never seen before 1st issue OBI. Top-notch condition. Classic album and highest recommendation. Seriously rare and never ever offered for sale before anywhere. Price: Offers!!!
71. EMERAUDE: “Geoffrey” (Private – KO/81.0907) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Mint). Bloody rare and obscure French private press acid folk masterpiece that saw the light of day in 1981. This was only released locally in a tiny run of 500 copies, all of which dried up like snow in the sun. Till this day, hardly detected by the masses but that may chance once ears get attuned to this beauty. The music floats on exotic instrumentation, long spun out tracks and dreamy vocals and blessed by a truly haunting vibe that pulls in a magical touch. Light-years better than Book of AM, Subway or Vashti just to name a few. And don't be fooled by the release date, this sounds like it was 1972 all over. A major favorite of mine and one of the best acid folk discs ever to have waxed my ears. I haven't seen a copy for over 8 years now and these babies are damned rare. Top copy. Private press French acid folk records are far and few, they just slipped of the face of the earth. Probably the best disc on this time's list. Highest possible recommendation!!!! Price: Offers!!!
72. EMILY: “S/T” (Odeon Records – EOP-80548) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent/ OBI: VG++ ~ Excellent/ Insert: Near Mint). Original Japan 1st original pressing that came out in 1970. White label PROMO issue. Only released in France (rare but most easy to dig out issue but still far from cheap) and in Japan at the time in 1972. The Japanese pressing is the rarest one and never made it beyond the promo state, so only a handful of copies do exist. Comes complete with never offered before first issue obi as well. Emily started out as a teenager playing clubs in Greenwich Village, then moved to France at 16 where she recorded and released in the spring of 1972, this extremely rare album that has been acclaimed as a psychedelic folk masterpiece. With sensitive backing from local progressive rockers Dynastie Crisis, the eight self-penned songs feature delicate arrangements and lyrics that show remarkable maturity and depth. A firmly established rarity in its original incarnation. Hideously rare female acid folk LP that only was released in France and Japan at the time. TOP COPY!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
73. ENGLAND: “S/T” (DEROY – DER1356) (Record: Excellent – clean without any marks, has a couple of faint sleeve lines only/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint – signed by drummer Phil Cook). Bloody rare 1976 UK original pressing on cult & micro press label Deroy, issued in a limited run of 99 copies only. Great and very accomplished UK heavy hard rocking psych with a decent basement vibe, greasy riffing, sneering nasty vocals howling at the moon. It breaths out a peculiar mix of low style, high speed and eager malice that move around like a cannonball and feels like burning oil on your legs. It is strange that this never caught on as they could have been so much bigger. Deroy was famed for its 99 pressing only runs so most of their issues are destined to be rare forever. This one is no exception. Great condition, no damages or blemishes at all, jacket is signed on the back by the drummer of the band. Record is exceptionally clean with only a couple of very faint hairlines I can detect under a bright light and which do not affect the play in any way. Hard to find a better one I believe. Such a great record that each time I give it a spin makes me swilling beers at a feverish rate! Price: Offers!!!!
74. EUROPEAN JAZZ ALL STARS: “Jazz Festival ‘70” (Liberty Records – LPC-8045) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Freakingly rare Japan only release of a groovy free jazzing document that is just out of this world. Very first press issue all complete with first issue obi present! The line-up is honey-dripping finger-licking great, bringing together the finest of the European scenesters of that day such as Jean-Luc Ponty; Albert Magelsdorff; Daniel Humair; Eddy Louis; Francy Boland; John Surman; Niels Henning Oersted Pedersen; Karin Krog and Joachim-E. Berendt. The music is top notch, brimming over with loose fire-breathing improvisational licks without being too overly right-in-yer-face free and instead bordering on a hard driving liquid free form groove that is nothing short of being infectious. The whole sounds borders on improvisational fusion, hard hitting free moves, experimental corking drive that at times gets injected by the bewitching vocals of Karin Krog, just adding some extra icing to the already salacious cake. Especially the groove-oriented organ of Eddy Louis brings at times an almost southern soul-like sensibility to the already volatile mix that drives the audience completely nuts. Surman is as always on fire, interlocking with Louis, Krog and Mangelsdorff and ejecting the whole ensemble towards a next level of auditory bliss. Just a killer set!!! Took me ages to unearth an all-complete copy of this irresistible, hard-hitting spell-binding session LP. Just nothing short of pure amazement. Top condition copy all complete with hideously rare first issue obi flashing is colors. Highest possible recommendation!!! Price: Offers!!!
75. EVERYONE INVOLVED: “Either/ Or” (Arcturus – ARC-48) (Record: VG++ ~ Excellent – has some faint paper sleeve lines visible under bright that that do not affect the ply back/ Embossed white sleeve with group name and title: Excellent/ Poster Insert: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Original 1972 UK private masterpiece of acid folk psych LP with haunting male & female vocals. Beautiful pastoral folk slide not unlike Heron in some ways, displaying a rural open air pastoral feel and blessed with great innocent and slightly naïve songwriting, dreamy garagey playing spiced up with flute, electric leads at times and a strong backing. Housed in fragile embossed sleeve. Minimal general wear on sleeve and record, as can be expected with this micro private pressing. Has rare lyric insert. Clean copy and still largely under-the-radar great UK folk psych that is in urgent need of mass appraisal!!! Price: Offers!!!
76. EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING: “Just A Flash In The Cosmic Pan – Jazz New York <-> Tokyo” (Columbia – YS-2400-AX) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint – has small perforated hole in upper right corner/ Obi: Excellent). Mega rare Japan only heavy free jazz/ rare groove slide released in 1970, all complete with OBI. This is also the rare test press - promo issues with OBI present and flashing its colors. The group features Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Steve Grossman, Reggie Workman, Lanny Fields, Teruo Nakamura, John Carbone, Mike Garson, Joe Bonner, John Abercrombie, Lenny White, Steve Jackson, and Yosuke Tonoki. An incredible lineup and totally spell binding recording that was only briefly released in Japan in 1970 but quickly drifted out of print due to utterly depressing sales (and I mean depressing – it sold next to nothing) and sank to the depths of obscurity were it stayed for over all these years. Copies just never turn up and all complete with obi – well that is almost stuff of legends! Still, Teruo Nakamura & Tonoki Yosuke made it to New York during the summer of 1970 and managed to assemble a string of seasoned jazz heads around them that resulted in this impromptu-assembled session. The end result is nothing short of baffling; in a way that the sonic outcome has pushed the group from the freedom of jazz into the wider challenge of collective free improvisation and flirting with spiritual jazzy vibes. The awareness and openness this demanded on the part of the musicians can be heard throughout this pioneering album. Compared to the magnificent pulsating vibe of Art Ensemble Of Chicago's Les Stances A Sophie (recorded that same year), the music on “Just A Flash In The Cosmic Pan” distances itself not so very far from the throbbing energy and impassioned self-expression of free jazz. Dave Liebman and Steve Grossman (Ex Miles Davis) play with extraordinary closeness, between and beneath them John Abercrombie had already taken the guitar into free floating territory. The rhythmic flexibility of Lenny White’s and Yosuke’s (Miles Davis, Joe Henderson) throbbing rhythmic vibes provides the space for it all to unfold into a long vibrating free form but highly intoxicating spiritual sonic vortex. Like the best of the improvised music that has followed in the ensuing 30 years, it touched on a special kind of intensified awareness, an in-the-moment saying and listening that is enthralling to hear unfold. Top condition & all-complete with hardly ever seen & offered before OBI!!! Price: Offers!!!
77. FAIRPORT CONVENTION: “S/T” (Polydor Japan – MP-2211) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint, only slight defect is lower middle seam split/ OBI: MINT) Ok, pay attention, Japan 1st original pressing, WHITE Polydor PROMO pressing, complete with Japan only Gatefold sleeve and NEVER SEEN BEFORE OBI!! Impossible to track down Japanese pressing with obi.. England's Fairport Convention were wielding West Coast harmonies long before any other European band. Released in 1968 and in 1970 in Japan, Fairport Convention's debut album owes more to the Byrds than to let's say Pentangle, since it is brimming over with soaring harmonies and psychedelic infested guitars. Recorded pre-Sandy Denny, Judy Dyble sang like a siren and then left to form Trader Horne. Among the other original material, some of it dating from Richard Thompson's previous band, is a fair smattering of well-chosen songs from contemporary performers. The disc shows the band in a very embryonic form although you can already hear the superlative musicianship that would characterize their glory years. The music is half group compositions and half cover versions of songs by Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell among others. The band showed their characteristic good taste in their choice of cover versions, kicking off the album with a storming cover of Emitt Rhodes' “Time Will Show The Wiser”. This is one of the many highlight on the album such as the brilliant “Jack O' Diamonds”, an exceedingly pleasant “Chelsea Morning” and the Dylan pastiche “It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft”. Historically seen, the inclusion of Joni Mitchell covers is quite surprising seen that she was virtually unknown and unreleased on record in 1967 when this album was recorded and her own versions of the two songs here did not appear until her second album, Clouds, in 1969. The Fairports knew her as she had been in the UK at the invitation of their producer, Joe Boyd, and she had played some British dates supporting the Incredible String Band. In all, this debut album is just as magical as the rest of the output the band would become known for, be it that at this point in time they were more harmony and psychedelic tinted as opposed to the folk trademark sound they would become renowned for. Still, elements of things to come do resonate through this album, make no mistake and this LP is just one of the finest to seep out of the UK at that time. This copy here comes with hideously rare beyond belief obi in mint condition + on a white promotional Polydor label. Top condition, impossible to dig up these days with obi intact, so start trembling! Highest recommendation. Price: Offers!!!
78. FAPARDOKLY: “S/T” (UIP Records – LP-2250) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint – still housed in original shrink). Top copy, US original MONO pressing from 1967 of damned rare Frankhauser psych classic! “A legendary LP, both for its rarity and the appearance of future Mu-wizard Merrell Frankhauser. This is mid-1960’s pop-folk rock rather than the psych it gets hyped for, the hazy “Gone To Pot” excluded. Pretty classy stuff with traces of the Byrds and the Beatles but also obvious remnants of an earlier, pre-Invasion pop era of Buddy Hollyand the Everly Brothers. Merrell’s talent is on clear display even at this early stage, with each track being a finely tuned and completely realized pop song. Personal fave tracks include the dreamy opener “Lila” and the weirdly inspired “Mr Clock”. Enjoyable all through, as long as you don’t expect Lemurian hippie psych magic.” (PL- Acid Archives). Long time favorite around here and finally a clean original still housed in shrink up for nickel and dime grabs. Indispensable genre piece of the highest order! Top condition. Price: Offers!!!
79. FINN, SIMON: “Pass The Distance” (Mushroom – 100MR2) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Original 1970 UK pressing and one of the best condition copies I have encountered so far. Jacket is always prawn to ring-wear and damages and this one is exceptionally clean!. The music can be best described as "apocalyptic folk", in the vein of the second Bill Fay LP. Simon Finn's sole recorded album originally released on the UK Mushroom label in 1970 and withdrawn shortly after its release is as influential as recently rediscovered obscurities such as Comus, The Trees and Jan Dukes de Grey. To name but a few. Personally, Simon Finn's album is a unique album, be it for its unorthodox musical content, and for its rarity. Just like Bill Fay's output, “Pass the Distance” simply evades any easy categorization. The music is filled with melancholy, doom-laden prophesying (just like Fay), but on tracks like "Jerusalem" and "Big White Car," Finn enters uncharted waters of an unequalled vocal rage, madness and hysteria in an attempt to avenge deities and unleashing a never before encountered ethereal wrath, all combined with primitive but poignant acoustic backing that were contributed by the young multi-instrumentalist David Toop. Toop and percussionist Paul Burwell were given free reign in order to extrapolate on Finn's songs as a blank slate for experimentation and improvisation. It resulted in a free from constraints, anarchic and nihilistic setting for Simon Finn's songs to take shape unto. Mandolin and harmonium lines that defied and neglected any melodic concerns are all over the place, only attributing to the already apocalyptic atmosphere to hover over the session. Add to that the use or misuse of heavy echo, stereo fading and phasing and you get a totally dislocated sense for structure, song which only alters the tension and greatness of the music that resulted out of it all. Just murderously beautiful and one of the best folk albums to seep out of the UK . Originally released as a limited pressing of only 500 copies so no time to drool over this one. One of the nicest and best condition copies out there so… Price: Offers!!!!
80. FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND: “Anywhere” (Philips – FX-8507) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Mint/ OBI: Excellent). TOP COPY. First Original pressing of this subliminal album complete with the rare insert and the FIRST ISSUE OBI. Awesome copy, next to impossible to upgrade upon, perfect all the way. Never ever offered before with obi present, let alone in such nice shape as this copy here. First time ever a complete copy comes up for grabs. With obi, this is one of the rarest Japanese heavy psych slides ever. First Original pressing of this subliminal album. Original copies are just a bitch to dig up and just do not surface here anymore. They are as rare as a hen’s teeth. So here you have a top copy. As far as the music goes, allow me to use the words of the good people over at Aquarius Records to do the talking since they just could cut it with enough passion and love for this beast. “Along with a great take on "House Of The Rising Sun", this album also explicitly demonstrates, via covers, these Japanese freaks' radical recognition of the genius of two of their Western contemporaries, Black Sabbath and King Crimson. Like many other great artists, with humble beginnings Japan's Flower Travellin' Band cut their teeth on the material of their mentors. Though Anywhere is primarily a covers album, it's also quite a testament to both the band's veracity in their reproductions and their creativity in realigning the building blocks of rock & roll. Their cover of Black Sabbath's self-titled track was actually recorded in the same year as the original and their version of King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man" only a year after its release. And they aren't merely content to play only the "Schizoid Man" opening riff, like so many other bands that have attempted to cover it, but take on the entire piece in all its schizophrenic freaked out glory, getting waaay into the improv element of the mid-section. The same is true for "Black Sabbath" and you have to appreciate singer Joe's take on the unique Ozzy voice. The most interesting track on the record though has to be their attempt at straight-up blues rock -- while their "Louisiana Blues" starts and finishes almost pedestrianly enough on the "Minglewood Blues" riff by Gus Cannon that was popularized in the rock scene by the likes of The Grateful Dead and Captain Beefheart, the interior of the song is a complete departure of sorts. Not only devoid of the original progression, it's not even "bluesy" at all. Here in the extended jam that makes up the meat of this musical sandwich, the Flower Travellin' Band's Eastern roots surface a bit. It's a precursor to the sound of their later albums Satori and Made In Japan.” (AQ) Just an essential – if not one of the single most essential Japanese psyched out rock artifacts of all time. Hideously rare 1st original pressing. Rare as HELL freezing over on a hot summer day. Copies with OBI just NEVER turn up. Highest recommendation & best condition I have ever had all complete with studidly rare OBI and rare insert. Price: Offers!!!!
81. FLOWERS: “Challenge – Yuya Uchida & The Flowers” (Columbia – YS-10063-J) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent – no defects at all but has in faint pen markings inside gatefold song length notations/ Attached Insert: Near Mint). Really nice copy, Japan 1st original pressing from 1969! Without a single doubt the cleanest copy I have had so far as far as the LP is concerned, EX ~ NM condition…seems to have been played only one or twice. Heavy-duty monster rarity, one of the 5 top heavy psych rarities to seep out of Japan, copies just NEVER turn up. This is the 1st and only original pressing as released in July 1969. Hard riffing psych ball buster with female vocalist Aso Remi at helm. Vicious acidic and lysergic interplay that surfs on the foam crested skies bordering on an intoxicated psychedelic meltdown in Valhalla. Booming rhythm section, insanely deranged fuzz assaults and screaming guitars that spew out ecstatic shards of amped up distortion, bound to leave your mind scattered all over the place. The whole combo surmounts the edges of psychedelia with a lumbering beauty of an all out assault yet to be matched by anyone, pushing acid rock past the known limits of aural mayhem and balancing on the razor's edge between chaos and slow-burning but fully loaded collective synergy. In short, killer material and just impossible to come by. Jacket is in excellent to near mint condition, record is near mint and is the cleanest copy ever I have seen of this LP. One of the best and one of the heaviest insanely rare psych artifacts to seep out of here. One of the best nicest out there. Price: Offers!!!
82. FLUTE AND VOICE: “S/T” (BASF/ Teichiku – UPS-549-B) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ OBI: Mint). Impossibly rare and never offered before anywhere 1st press Japanese original pressing in TOP condition all complete with first issue OBI! Never seen a copy with obi before, this is seriously rare all complete. An unusual Berlin duo, Flute & Voice were in fact much more multi-instrumental than their name would suggest! The music is a strongly ethnic concoction that was not at all easy to pin down. An understated kind of folky rock that seemed to step on from King Crimson's "Moonchild" with weird jazzy and raga touches, hinting at Kalacakra or the Third Ear Band, though totally devoid of any emotion. In fact, the whole album sounds "stoned". Top copy, impossible to ever upgrade upon and all complete with OBI. Make your best move and hold your peace forever. Price: Offers!!!!
83. FOOD BRAIN: “Social Gathering - Bansan” (Polydor – MP-2100) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint, virginal condition!!/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint – just perfect!!!/ Poster-like Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Complete with ALWAYS MISSING OBI!! TOP condition stock copy, best you will ever seen and looks like it is just untouched and seemingly UNPLAYED!!! This condition in combination with the Obi is just lethal and impossibly rare. Only 2nd time ever I see a complete copy of this one with OBI present. Top copy of this psychedelic psych beast from the east. Ok, for your mint freaks, here is a top shelf copy; complete with insert and high level quality record. Poster-like insert and OBI are also present. Killer heavy psych record, with Shinki Chen wailing the ax and Yanagida Hiro torturing the keys while Luis Kabe doomsday-thick-as-blood bass lines interlock with Tsunoda Hiro’s jungle drums, forming the perfect ingredients for a psychedelic jungle shoot-out. Shinki Chen’s searing electric guitar cuts through the air here like a buzz saw. The group sweats out heavy psychedelic jams here, a peculiar mix of electric madness, high speedy snorting and pure uncut crystalline lunacy. This is one of the greatest freak-out psych fests to seep out of Japan. Killer all the way with absolutely no filler. Top original copy with all present. Just impossible to get all-complete +this is a virginal untouched stock copy, perfection on all fronts. One of the rarest (with obi) from down here and in top condition, a one off chance!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
84. FOOD BRAIN: “Social Gathering - Bansan” (Polydor – MP-2100) (Record: Near Mint – has only one faint hairline on side A/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Poster-like Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Complete with ALWAYS MISSING OBI!! WHITE LABEL PROMO!!!! Obi and white label promo in combination is just lethal and impossibly rare. Only 2nd time ever I see a complete copy of this one with OBI present. Top copy of this psychedelic psych beast from the east. Ok, for your mint freaks, here is a top shelf copy; complete with insert and high level quality record. Poster-like insert and OBI are also present. Killer heavy psych record, with Shinki Chen wailing the ax and Yanagida Hiro torturing the keys while Luis Kabe doomsday-thick-as-blood bass lines interlock with Tsunoda Hiro’s jungle drums, forming the perfect ingredients for a psychedelic jungle shoot-out. Shinki Chen’s searing electric guitar cuts through the air here like a buzz saw. The group sweats out heavy psychedelic jams here, a peculiar mix of electric madness, high speedy snorting and pure uncut crystalline lunacy. This is one of the greatest freak-out psych fests to seep out of Japan. Killer all the way with absolutely no filler. Top original copy with all present. Just impossible to get all complete + as a white label promo issue. One of the rarest (with obi) from down here and in top condition, a one off chance!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
85. FOR EXAMPLE: “Workshop Freie Musik 1969 - 1978 – Free Music production Akademie Der Kunste” (FMP - ) (3 LP Set: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Individual LP Sleeves: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Book: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Outer Slip Case Box Set: Near Mint ~ Mint). Top copy. Cleanest and most perfect copy to ever have passed through my hands. The fragile outer slipcase box set has NO wear at all – same goes for its contents. Impossible to ever upgrade upon this one. Released in an edition of 600 copies only in West Germany in 1978, “For Example” is the pinnacle of free jazz dementia housed in one eye-popping box set complete with thick as a brick booklet crammed with FMP related info and live action shots of all the artists involved in this set. The list of big name participants is hallucinational and includes all of the big players emerging out of the US and Europe late sixties and early seventies scene. “This package consists of three records (the first featuring soloists, the second groups and the third orchestras) and an album size book whose 136 pages are filled with photos, statements from artists as well as critical/historical views centering around FMP and the German free jazz scene in general. The impetus for the package stems from an annual event at the Academy of Arts which brings together musicians from all over the world, for a yearly get together. The photo sections of the book are arranged chronologically from the first festival/workshop in 1969, to the most recent and are introduced with a reproduction of each year's poster as well as a complete listing of the participating musicians and groups. The texts are quite excellent and self-explanatory. Discussions of history/philosophy/ramifications by Ekkehard Jost and Wolfgang Burde are informative for the uninitiated listener who is not familiar with how the free music scene developed in Germany and are quite objective unlike the often biased posturing by American "critics”. 
The statements by artists Peter Brötzmann, Steve Lacy, Misha Mengelberg, and Nino Malfatti are wry, driving and right on, as are the discussions of the interaction that the musicians had with children at the workshops.” (Milo Fine). First LP is reserved for soloists and includes amongst others: “Steve Lacy; 
Paul Rutherford; 
Hans Reichel; 
Fred Van Hove; 
Derek Bailey; 
Albert Mangelsdorff, etc. The 2nd LP is reserved for group recordings and features: “Schlippenbach Trio; Brötzmann/Van Hove/Bennink plus Mangelsdorff; Frank Wright Unit; Schweizer – Carl Quartet. The 3rd and final LP are recordings from orchestras and include: “Willem Breuker Orchestra; Globe Unity Orchestra; Vinko Globokar & Brass Group; ICP-Tentet. Killer set and one of the corner pieces of the European free music and free jazz scene of that day. Top copy and all complete!!! Never seen this one in such perfect nick as this copy here – without a doubt impossible to ever upgrade upon so has to go for…. Price: Offers!!!
86. GANDALF THE GREY: “The Grey Wizard I Am” (Private – GWR-007) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Original US press copy of this magickal folk rock album with psychy touches, loud fuzzy leads and dreamy stoned vocals. The whole album breathes out an innocent and stoned feeling that is nothing short of being utterly bewitching. So beautiful with a compelling basement vibe simmering throughout. The innocent dopey feel of the track “Here On Eight Street” is nothing short of ear shredding beautiful, making it one of my all time favorite songs ever to be put down on wax. Killer slide. Original US private press copy in top condition! Price: Offers!!!
87. The Michael GARRICK SEXTET: “Promises” (Argo – DA-36) (Record: Near Mint/ Laminated Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Rare UK 1st original 1965 pressing in TOP condition. This is the damned rare MONO pressing of a wicked, wicked British Jazz album, a modal monster!!! Promises is certainly one of the very best recordings within the Garrick canon and sports some equally legendary names including Joe Harriott (alto), Ian Carr (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Tony Coe (Tenor & clarinet). Regular Garrick sideman Shake Keane was scheduled to appear but shortly before the recording session left for Germany to join Kurt Edelhagen’s radio band, hence Ian Carr stepping in. The end result is just jaw-dropping awesome, a true modal jazz monster that bops around loose polyrhythmic grooves that will leave you bruised and hungry for more and hopelessly begging for more. MONO pressing in outstanding condition, I do not believe they come any better than this one here. Price: Offers!!!
88. GASHO ONGAKU NO RYOIKI. Featuring amongst others Takehisa Kosugi, Takemitsu Toru, Takahashi Yuji, Yuasa Yoji, etc.: “S/T” (Victor – SJX-1067~73) (7 LP Set: Near Mint/ Cloth Bound Box Set: Near Mint/ 48 Paged Illustrated Booklet: Near Mint/ Outer Cardboard Slip Case OBI: Excellent). Totally complete copy with slipcase cardboard obi – all in TOP CONDITION!!!! It seems Kosugi Takehisa related items are mushrooming all over the list this time around. Here we have another obscurity for you, released here in Japan in a tiny edition way back in the mid-seventies. Ultra rare item and first copy I see for real. These babies just never ever turn up and are only referred to in hush voices in dark hallways. Great ultra rare 7 LP box set that came out in 1975. The whole set is comprised out of compositions by some of Japan’s finest avant-garde composers who each wrote new compositions especially for this release that were to be executed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus. The end result is baffling and had me floored, stupefied and mesmerized. I had never expected choral music to be such a challenging and mind blowing listening experience as on display on this box. The box is literally filled with highlights but my personal entrance point was Takehisa Kosugi’s contribution “South No. 5”, which comes close to sounding like insect hissing and chirping descending from the heavens, a plague of ghost like cave dwelling locusts to infest your dreams. Hard to believe this is merely voices at work, sounds at times like electronic music or musique concrete. Compelling to say the least. Other tracks sound like wild esoteric Buddhist chanting as if Magma had invaded the local monastery. On other pieces Akira and Osorezan era Geino Yamashirogumi spring clearly to mind. Still these are all first impressions since it will take me a couple of weeks to fully come to terms with the richness buried within this set. In all mind bending great stuff, austere and esoteric at the same time and a chilling listening experience. Highest possible recommendation and nowhere else available so take your chance and hold your piece forever. Rare beyond belief and bound to not surface again for years or decades to come. Massive original pressing!! Price: Offers!!!!
89. GAULOIS ASTERIX aka KATO HIROSHI: “INOCHI” (Teng Records – LP-0002) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). TOP copy, complete with obi. Another Japanese psych cum rarity that seems a bitch to get a hold off. One of the weirdest and deep acid fried erotic psychedelic cum records to ever have seeped out of Japan is this effort by Kato Hiroshi (with the little help of some local musicians and a handful of French Canadian freaks passing through town), also credited to Gaulois Asterix by some. Tengu Records was a privately run small imprint that operated out of Osaka back in the late sixties/ early seventies and only released two LP’s and a handful of singles. The LP opens up with the side-long “Love In” and is basically what the title suggest, a sexed up moaning and groaning erotic experience by some hippie lady and some guys set out against a acid rock tinted slow-downed improvisation set against some jungle detuned drums and some defractured blistering lysergic guitar lines. The moaning and groaning, sultry orgasmatic ecstatic sounds never let down and make you wanna join the little orgy that is on display here. In a way it sounds like Ike Reiko on an acid trip, spreading her legs for whoever was present at the session. Erotics melted into psychedelic avant-garde sound art moves spiked up with hallucinogenic Bella Donna seeds until it all explodes into the final “cumming together” scene. Pretty voyeuristic and wild ride for sure! The B-side is a more frantic and wild psyched out ride, since everyone could unload their sexual pressures and fantasies, it sounds like a lot of pressure fell of their shoulders that now could get channeled into some serious acid drenched musical agitation moves. Again it starts of with the tribal drumming that soon melts down into an amalgam of wind chimes and bells, creating an almost religious experience. However, this doesn’t last long, lost and found cheap electronic sequences drift into the mix, sounding like detuned fire engines that quickly fuse into some intoxicating bass moves. And with this the opening moves of the second side came into play. From then on, your typical almost West Coast styled hippie idealism sing a long drifts in, be it in snippets but soon boils down in some wicked deep fried fuzz-a-delic action, amphetamine indulging bass lines and cave man drumming moves, creating swirling freak out acid jam. Savage fuzz leads crawl all over this one, interlocking fists and knuckles with the second guitar, creating a pulverizing acid dripping, psychedelic tripped out stoned free improvisation like lysergic jam. No other Japanese psych record sounds as wasted as this baby here, that is in a freeform kind of way. Not as doped up as Speed Glue and Shinki, “Inochi” is more of a loose acid fried beast stampeding through the desolate canyons of your mind. A lethal mixture of free love, depraved hedonist sex, hallucinogenic drugs and orange soaked fuzz pedals. Massive. First time ever I have a spare of this monster, next to impossible to dig up here and seen its scarcity status it still is quite affordable.… NM copy all the way, highest possible recommendation!!! Price: Offers!!!!!
90. GENTLE SOUL: “S/T” (Epic – BN-26374) (Record & Jacket: MINT = SEALED ORIGINAL). Promo issue – has on back the “For Demonstration Use Only – Not For Sale” sticker!!! "The Gentle Soul were the singing-songwriting duo of Pamela Polland and Rick Stanley, and made one LP for Epic in 1968 that bridged the folk-rock and singer-songwriter/soft rock eras. The self-titled album, despite coming out on a major label, is extremely rare, and has never been issued on CD. Produced by Terry Melcher (the Byrds, Paul Revere the Raiders), it had quite a stellar supporting cast of session musicians, including Ry Cooder on guitar, Van Dyke Parks on harpsichord, Paul Horn on flute, and Larry Knechtel (later a founding member of Bread) on organ, plus noted arranger Jack Nitzsche. A nice, though not major, effort, it was indeed a gentle record, usually paced by the close male-female harmonies of Polland and Stanley; they also wrote most of the songs, usually but not always as a team. The folky and acoustic-flavored, but not totally acoustic, ambience and harmonies recalled the Stone Poneys. The balance between male and female vocals, however, was naturally far more even than it was with the Stone Poneys, who were dominated by Linda Ronstadt even on the numbers with harmony lead vocals. Another reference point, though far more obscure, would be the Bay Area folk-rock duo Blackburn and Snow, although the Gentle Soul were more subdued, in fact foreshadowing the soft rock of the early 1970s.” (Richie Unterberger). Much in demand LP, especially in decent condition as most copies are suffering from either heavy storage & ring wear or have been trashed completely. Unearthing one in top condition is not an easy feat, let alone a sealed PROMO one like this copy here. One off chance to wheel in the perfect copy. Price: Offers!!!!
91. The GHOST: “When You’re Dead – One Second” (Gemini – GME-1004) (Record: Near Mint/ Laminated Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). UK original pressing in top condition. From 1970 the only Ghost that matters, heralding out of sunny Birmingham, it created one of the great UK psych rock monsters with male & female vocal interactions, spooky organ riffage, killer guitar leads and a pounding rhythm section that has in its ranks an ex-Velvett Fogg member. The group succeeds in creating an awesome sonic mixture of dreamy female vocals guiding their sound from folk psych towards loud and full-tilt hard prog brilliance that at times gets uglier than any group of mutants you’d see at a bad insane asylum, so you know you will be in there for a real auditory treat. The crude production values only add to its cult status. Very rare, especially in such perfect nick as this one here and comes housed in the original UK flip-back cover and graced with that beautiful Gemini label pressing. Amazing condition! Price: Offers!!!
92. The GODS: “To Samuel A Son” (Odeon – PSCX-6372) (Record: Excellent, beautifully preserved with NO marks, can detect a fine sleeve line on each side/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent with no damages, sole defect are a few creases in the front lamination) Second Gods LP from 1969 and according to these ears a more accomplished record as opposed to their debut. This is the rare and hardly ever offered for sale ODEON EXPORT label issue - UK PRESS ISSUE, complete with front and back gold colored Odeon sticker for export, put neatly obove the Columbia logo. Normally this was issued on the Columbia label imprint, making this version something like a big white one amongst a flock of whales. As far as I know, this is the only "Export" Odeon label version I have ever encountered, just never has surfaced until now....stupidly rare & and a one-off chance to own a truly unique UK original pressing oddity of which only this one and maybe a few(?) other copies do exist, so..... Price: Offers!!!!!
93. GOLDEN CUPS: “Live Session – Recorded Live At Yokohama Zen” (Capitol Records – CPC-8009) (Record: Mint, not even a spindle mark in sight/ Fold Out jacket: Mint/ Attached Picture Insert: Mint/ OBI: MINT) Top-notch copy that comes on blood RED WAX!! Comes with OBI, the obi of this one is seriously RARE!!! First time ever I have a copy with obi to spare of this psych monster. Total dead mint. Rare 1st pressing. Without a doubt the single rarest Golden Cups disc is this one, their live album recorded at Yokohama Zen in 1969, an event for which they were joined on staged by Yanagida Hiro (Food Brain, Apryl Fool fame) and Speed Glue and Shinki's Shinki Chen. Blistering fuzz crescendos, heart pumping bass throbbing, nasal wailing vox, all the works. The disc is housed in a fold out jacket and comes on red wax. Quality all way round. The music is even more stellar and documents the Cups at the height of their glory, R&B, filthy greasy rock covers and just plain trashy surf punk in the best tradition like “I'm So Glad”, “Season of the Witch” and the 10 minute lysergic “Zen Blues” amongst others. Great late sixties Japanese psychedelic trash. Highest recommendation and getting almost impossible top track down on these shores with obi present, first complete copy I see in over a decade!!! Top and mint condition. Impossibly rare and hard to get with obi present....without obi it is an easy getter but complete with obi is damned near impossible. Price: Offers!!!
94. GRAHAM BOND: “Holy Magic” (Philips Japan – SFX-7313) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint, has a folding crease). Hopelessly rare Japan 1st original pressing all complete with the “vertigo – Do It Rock” obi. Quite an unusual little album from Graham Bond – quite spiritual, almost supernatural at times – very much what you'd expect from the cover and title! The record's light years away from Bond's British beat group work of a few years before – and has a quality that almost mixes headier rock influences with the spiritualism of the post-Coltrane generation – as the record almost goes farther in a direction that was somewhat initiated by Albert Ayler's more rock-like leanings at the end of his life. Many numbers have chorus vocals rising up behind Bond's lead – and while his own work on alto sax is somewhat displaced by strong use of guitar on many tracks, there's still a fair bit of jazzy elements going on in the mix – particularly on side two, which features Graham laying down some strong lines on the Hammond. Never seen before a copy with the obi present as they sold next to nothing when it was released in Japan back in the day. Price: Offers!!!
95. GRATEFUL DEAD: “Dark Star b/w Born Cross-Eyed” (Warner Bros. Records – BR-1965) (Red Wax EP Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Original Japan only issue of Dark Star that comes on red vinyl. A single released in Japan by the Toshiba label, on a red label with dark red, translucent vinyl. The front picture sleeve shows the band (Lesh, Kreutzmann, Garcia, Weir, and Pigpen). The upper part of the sleeve shows a light green band with the band name in Japanese and the two song titles in English, and "THE GRATEFUL DEAD" across the lower portion of the photo. The single version of Dark Star is completely different to the album version. It was recorded during the Anthem Of The Sun studio recording sessions. The version of Born Cross-Eyed is also different mix of the version that was released on Anthem Of The Sun. Without a doubt, the rarest Grateful Dead artifact out there, just hardly ever turns up and this copy is top all the way. Price: Offers!!!!
96. GRATEFUL DEAD: “China Cat Sunflower b/w St. Stephen” (Warner – BR-2334) (EP Red Wax Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Bloody rare Japan only Grateful Dead EP release, WHITE label PROMO on RED wax. As rare as their Japanese EP single of “Dark Star”, but offered less frequently, “China Cat Sunflower” is one of the Dead’s rarest releases. Top condition, red wax promo issue. Price: Offers!!!!
97. GRATEFUL DEAD: “S/T” (Warner Bros. – BP-8222) (Record: Near Mint = MINT/ Jacket: Near Mint). Never offered before WHITE LABEL promo/ TEST PRESS issue of the 1st dead album to be released in Japan on November 1967. Top condition. “Fresh-sounding, upbeat and strongly melodic, the Dead’s debut contains elements of rock and roll, blues and their own inimitable brand of psychedelia. Opener ‘The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)’ is a keyboard-driven psych-monster that hooks you in with its stupidly catchy chorus. The unique-sike sound of ‘Cold Rain And Snow’ keeps the album anchored firmly in a contemporary setting, leaving behind the rock and roll/ blues of the 2 previous tracks. The 1st side ends with the best cut ‘Cream Puff War’ a Love-like sound binge that is underpinned by Pigpen’s masterful keyboards and Garcia’s ferocious guitar. The 2nd side is all about ‘Morning Dew’ and ‘Viola Lee Bleus’. The first is an expansive, spatial excursion that introduces the listener to the sound that would pretty much become to define them, partially when they played live. ‘Viola Lee Bleus’ is an epic 10-minute jam that serves as a showcase for their instrumental skills, in particular Pigpen’s ‘board wizardry. Rarely given the credit it deserves, this record stands alongside ‘American beauty’ and ‘Anthem Of The Sun’ as one of the Dead’s very best.” (JE – Endless Trip). TOP condition, impossible to upgrade upon. Never seen before Japan 1st press WHITE LABEL/ TEST PRESS PROMO issue of 1967, seriously rare!!! Price: Offers!!!
98. GRATEFUL DEAD: “S/T” (Warner Bros. Japan – BP-8222) (Red Wax LP Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Insert: Mint/ OBI: Mint) Impossibility rare 1967 original all complete with first issue OBI. Bloody rare 1st original Japanese pressing of the 1st Dead LP, as released in Japan in November 1967. Record is the rare Gold label Warner Bros version, earliest pressing and comes on blood RED vinyl. The 1st Dead album sold poorly in Japan, making that the surviving copies of this slide are quite rare and much in demand. This one here is a TOP copy, just stunning and the sound quality blows holes in your earlobes. One of the best LP’s out there, the Dead keep on ruling my world. Never turns up with obi, I guess an ultimate fetish object to accompany some of the best music ever recorded and in a condition that is impossible to ever upgrade upon. Complete 1967 original with OBI is just impossible to dig up these days. Museum quality!!! Price: Offers!!!!!
99. GRATEFUL DEAD: “Anthem of the Sun” (Warner Bros – Seven Arts Records Japan – BP-8522) (Blood Red Wax Record: Mint/Flip Back Cover: Mint/Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ OBI: MINT). Top copy in near mint condition, best copy to ever cross my eyes. Toshiba pressing on red wax, 1st Japanese pressing of this Dead album, which is impossible to dig up these days. COMPLETE WITH 1st ISSUE OBI, which has never surfaced before, beyond a doubt rarest of the rare Japan press issues!!! "Anthem Of The Sun" is The Grateful Dead's second album originally released in 1968. Even at this stage, the band was already turning new corners and had reinvented itself both in the studio and onstage. The original five-piece Dead line-up had expanded with the addition of second drummer/percussionist Mickey Hart and additional keyboardist Tom Constanten giving a fuller muscular sound to the entire band. This has simply got to be the most "far out" album to come out of the late '60s Bay Area. For this album, the band recorded a bunch of stuff in the studio, and included a bunch of live snippets, which they spliced in. Phil Lesh was apparently a big fan of avant-garde classical like John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and it shows here. The Grateful Dead were at their most experimental when they recorded this recorded in late 67 and early 68. This was their second studio record and they wanted to capture the energy and organized chaos of their famed live show in a studio environment. They decided that the best way to do this was to mix live versions and studio versions of the songs into one big sonic collage. Most of the live material was pulled from the 2/14/68 show and layered and mixed into the studio recordings. A truly psychedelic experience. The album flows from track to track, creating a swirling mind melting listening experience... Rare 1st Japanese pressing on Toshiba's famed BLOOD RED WAX, complete with monstrously rare OBI. So serious offers needed on this one.Price: Offers!!!!
100. GRATEFUL DEAD: “Aoxomaxoa” (Warner Bros – Seven Arts Records Japan – BP-8745) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Insert: Mint). Bloody rare Japan ONLY RED WAX WHITE LABEL PROMO Issue and one of the rarest of all the Grateful Dead related releases is the 1st original Japanese pressing if their 3rd album, complete with 1st issue obi. Never offered for sale before anywhere – it is that rare. One of the rarest records to seep out of Japan and pressed on high quality old skool vintage audiophile vinyl. Total killer and totally unique item. White label PROMO ONLY – RED VINYL and with OBI….. go figure, never surfaces and in this pristine condition? One of the rarest Grateful Dead pressings out there together with Live Dead (which was also promo only red wax issue). Just never gets offered for sale, let alone in such pristine condition as this one here. Do not think twice it is all right… Price: Offers!!!
101. GRATEFUL DEAD: “Workingman’s Dead” (Warner Bros. Japan – BP-80022) (RED WAX PROMO LP: Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ 4-Paged Insert: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Rarest of the RARE!!!! WHITE LABEL PROMO COPY on RED WAX complete with the very first OBI present!! Only the 1st issue promo came on red wax. This version is way rarer than the rock age obi one, predating it by more than a year!!! Never surfaces & never before offered for sale anywhere, it is that rare. White label – red vinyl PROMO only Warner label. “New Speedway Boogie” kills it time and time again, one of the best Dead albums ever. Rarest version in existence without a doubt. Condition is like virginally new…copies just never surface, heard about it but for more than a decade looking for it I never saw an actual copy until now. This 1st press version with FIRST ISSUE OBI is a true gem that fits the music perfectly. Killer album and sounding like a monster here on Japan’s audiophile 1970’s red wax…. Second time I see of copy of this one in real life and this copy is the most perfect one, next to impossible to ever upgrade upon!!! Price: Offers!!!!
102. GRATEFUL DEAD: “Workingman's Dead” (Warner Pioneer Japan – P-8096W) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Rock Age Flower Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Excellent). Rarest of the RAE!!!! BLUE LABEL PROMO COPY!!! Another Holy Grail in the Rock Age Flower Obi saga is this Grateful Dead LP, never surfaces, this copy is just perfect. Blue PROMO only Warner label. “New Speedway Boogie” kills it time and time again, one of the best Dead albums ever. Rarest version in existence without a doubt. Condition is like virginally new…and only a handful of these with the Flower obi do actually circulate, making it rare for eternity. Only once a copy surfaced on eBay and sold for 1900….so go figure. I am not that greedy and reserve set at a fraction of that going rate. Still, rare as hell freezing over on a hot summer day. Price: Offers!!!!
103. GRATEFUL DEAD: “Live Dead” (Warner Japan – BP-8899~8900) (2 LP Record Set: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ 4 Paged Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Monster rare Japan 1st original pressing – PROMO ONLY RED WAX issue. HOLY GRAIL all complete with first issue obi, just never ever turns up, rarest of the rarest Grateful dead recordings and in Top condition. Just never surfaces, first copy I ever see after scorching wide and far for over 15 years. So here it is, all in its delirious splendor, white label promo, Japan ONLY red wax with obi, what’cha gonna do about it??…. Price: Offers!!!
104. GROUNDHOGS: “Scratching The Surface” (Liberty/ Toshiba Records – LP-8686) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Insanely rare first original Japanese press issue from 1969 all complete with the always elusive and never seen before OBI. To make it even more delusional, this is the white label PROMO issue. The raw, rootsy Scratching the Surface ranks among the finest albums to emerge from the British blues-rock boom, matching McPhee’s memorable original tunes with a blistering reworking of the Muddy Waters classic “Still a Fool.” The album features the Groundhogs’ original recording lineup of McPhee, bassist Peter Cruickshank, drummer Ken Pustelnik and harmonica player Steve Rye. Without a single doubt, Scratching The Surface ranks among the finest albums to emerge out of that entire period, a moody shuffle that includes an epic recounting of the Chicago classic "Still a Fool" and which matches five solid McPhee originals with a pair of blistering contributions from outgoing harmonica whiz Steve Rye. In fact, his "Early in the Morning" and "You Don't Love Me" might well be the album's best numbers If you want to hear the blues sluicing straight out of the Southern England Delta, there are precious few better introductions than this one here. Never offered for sale anywhere, this Japanese original pressing with OBI present is an enigma on these shores. The sole evidence so far of its existence was a small picture in a book. Until know, most have never even seen an original with obi, let alone a white label promo one, making it one of the rarest Japanese pressings of that late 1960s era. Amazing condition and even better music. Price: Offers!!!!
105. HANI MIO & KITAJIMA OSAMU with MIYASHITA FUMIO, SAYU EIICHI, ISHIKAWA KEI and ARAI MINAMI (basically FAR OUT backing up): “Mio To 11 Piki no Neko” (Warner – L-8014W) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint has some faint mildew spots on cover/ Obi: Near Mint/ 12-Paged Booklet: Mint). WHITE LABEL PROMO in top shape!!!Hideously rare and impossible to get Japanese psychedelic masterpiece by ex-Far Out and Far East Family Band main man assisting a 7 year old kid on his trip through the love and death of 11 beloved cats. Original 1972 pressing that comes on the green Warner label and complete with OBI and the hugely detailed picture booklet. Basically this by Kitajima produced album was completely backed up by the band FAR OUT, who did not record their eponymous album until the following year in 1973 but their slowly acidic drenched lysergic jamming is already present on this monster album, only to fully explode when the second side rolls in and which they would perfect for their sole album the following year. The whole affair starts off with a distinct Far Out vibe backing up this young kid singing and talking about her cats. So basically this is a children’s disc where the musicians are tripped out lysergic gunslingers and although it may be deceptively innocent at beginning to dive into this album, it slowly grows darker and darker and acidic intoned. Mio starts singing off in an upbeat, playful and joyous style, interrupted by instrumental breaks where she lovingly raps away about her beloved cats. The scenery is almost folky but with some stoned laidback vibes shimmering throughout. The mood is light, upbeat and optimistic but as soon as side a draws to a close and side b begins the whole affair gets darker and darker as one of the cats gets sick and eventually dies, sucking you into a distorted perceptive and hallucinational vortex of slow bubbling paranoid dementia. And on that moment the true lysergic downer jam-infested riffage of the backing band comes shining through, revealing the true identity of the hired, longhaired acidic gunslingers that are Far Out in the making. Just a splendid record that till this day is still undetected by non-Japanese psychedelic music lovers. The reason for this is that it is a hideously rare album and that it basically always got rightly labeled as a children’s album but no one bothered to point out the lysergic nature of this gem. Largely unknown, but mind-blowingly great, this is one of my all-time treasured and favorite Japanese children/ psychedelic/ hybrid records of all time. Just never shows up on these shores since the album sold so depressingly badly upon its release that only a handful copies remain in circulation. Still affordable at a cheap price until a larger crowd will get air of it and push it through the roof. Just a massive disc and possibly the one to pick up out of this list. Filled with great acid deranged guitar licks and that will please everyone who is into Far Out and Far East Family Band discs. Simply a MUST!!!!! Price: Offers!!!
106. HAPPENINGS FOUR: “Magical Happening Tour” (Capitol – CP-8416) (Record: Excellent/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Original 1968 pressing on blood red wax. Complete hyper rare item complete with the Obi, which is always missing. The icing on the cake however is that the whole group signed the album inside of the gatefold, making this a highly unique and one of a kind item!!! Comes with beautiful psychedelic designed obi. Comes in a gorgeous fold out jacket, depicting the members of an old 10.000-yen note. Happenings Four were a group centered around Kawauchi Kuni (Kirikyogen fame). This was the band's first released artifact that came out in July 1st, 1968. Great GS psych combo that build up their sound around great vocal harmonies, ripping organ leads, fuzz guitar breaks and has some Sgt Peppers feel attached to some of its compositions such as the track “Happenings Theme” and “Magical Mystery Tour”. Like every self-respectable GS outfit, they sucked in the necessary Beatles influences but managed to transform them and reshape them into their own sonic conquest. European exotism blends neatly with oriental concepts of early psychedelic music, attributing the music with even more mind-bending qualities. Ear candy of the upper echelon that fuses soft rock with garage, psych and swirling sonic excursions. Just so bloody great and an old time favorite of mine. Highest recommendation. Rare original pressing on blood red wax!!! Copies with obi never surface – let alone fully signed ones so…serious offers invited. Price: Offers!!!!!
107. HAPPENINGS FOUR: “Classical Elegance Baroque ‘N’ Roll” (Capitol – CPC-8008) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). Rare 1st original pressing on red wax complete with hideously rare first issue obi. Never had a complete copy with obi before until now… This is the 2nd album by the Happenings Four, the brainchild of Kawauchi Kuni (later of Kirikyogen and others), officially released on May 10th, 1968. Like all of their 4 albums, each one sounds completely different from the others and this one is no exception at all. Influenced by Baroque art, Kawauchi went on and tried to apply this baroque aesthetic on some tunes, blending them instead into a soft pop/ easy listening/ cheesy psychedelic masterpiece that it totally laid back in nature. Ranging from some original tunes to cover versions of the Eleanor Rigby, Scarborough Fair, Hey Jude, Love is Blue and other standards of that time, Kawauchi proofed that is was an excellent arranger, rendering new life to those classics and creating a mind numbing listening experience. Some people tend to hate this album; I myself am totally in love with it. Fragile and beautiful, still at the same time lysergic in nature this album is an all time classic on my list. Forget about scoring an original with obi, because they tend to torpedo your savings. Until now, first copy ever for sale all complete with obi and disc comes on gloriously blood red wax. TOP all complete first original pressing and bloody fucking rare… Price: Offers!!!
108. The HAR-YOU PERCUSSION GROUP: “S/T aka Sounds Of The Ghetto Youth” (ESP Disk – ORO-5) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Top condition copy of ever-elusive slide. The HAR-YOU Percussion Group is certainly not on the level of most of the musicians the label recorded, but their 1967 Sounds of the Ghetto Youth, perhaps more than anything else in the ESP catalog, represents that wide-eyed philosophy. The 14 members of the band, all between 16 and 19 years old at the time of the recording, were all part of a government-funded program called "Harlem Youth Opportunities, Unlimited." Under the direction of Roger "Montego Joe" Sanders they became a respectable band, melding Latin jazz with touches of the era's prevalent "New Thing" sound and epitomizing the sort of self-empowerment that was behind the Black Panthers and the school lunch program. The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" — a program in which all players participated! There's a strong Latin Soul vibe running through the set — but one that's different than Joe's other work, a bit more rootsy at times, given all the percussion in the lineup — but warmed up nicely with bits of guitar, trumpet, and alto sax. In all, it is a fantastically dynamic blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with richly melodic jazz overtones capturing the sound of people on the brink of becoming great players. The roaring horn-section is together and on the beat, but yet not quite confident enough to really stretch out, which only adds to the natural, almost naive kind of charm of the songs. The album's filled with great groovers — including the classic "Welcome To The Party Jam", and the amazing "Oua-Train" jazz cut, which has a slightly spiritual feel. Price: Offers!!!
109. HAVENSTREET: “The End Of The Line” (Rissole Records – KAB-1034) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent with no splits or damages, has some faint ageing spots visible against white background/ Booklet: Near Mint) Original 1977 UK private press record released in 1977 in an edition of only 250 copies. The genesis of Havenstreet goes back to 1969, when Phil Ridgway and Jeff Vinter played in The Gas, an experimental psychedelic band heavily influenced by Barrett-era Pink Floyd. The two friends started to write songs their own songs, ending up as a folk duo. With the offer to record some of their material at a friend's studio, they recruited more musical friends…so Havenstreet was born. The influences had expanded now to bands and artists such as Peter Hammill, Strawbs, Traffic, Procol Harum, Stackridge, Keith Tippett, Bert Jansch…In the early-mid 70s they recorded a couple of albums which circulated as private cassettes among friends and relatives. Havenstreet became a competent little folk duo who released two albums as private cassettes before making The End Of The Line in 1977. Very much in step with the prog-folk of the time, and ably augmented by an array of instrumentation, the pair weren’t too far away from a minor-league Canterbury sound – and, indeed, Vinter does sound like Caravan’s Richard Sinclair… a bit. In 1977, Havenstreet released 'The End Of The Line', a self-released album in a private edition of 250 copies. It was collection of very English songs with evocative, literate lyrics and a stunning progressive folk-rock sound. It featured one of the earliest known tributes to Syd Barrett on the song 'When the madcap meets the world'. Price: Offers!!
110. HAYES, TUBBY and THE JAZZ COURIERS Featuring RONNIE SCOTT: “S/T” (Tempo Records – TAP 15) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Top Copy, UK first original pressing of jazz grail. Very impressive sound, and as with all the Tempo Records of him as Courier or solo leader, essential. Scottish trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar joins the band for a couple of numbers, and Tubby plays vibes as well as Tenor on four of the tunes. I think I will go the extra mile and call this four and a half stars for me, if only for the joy of hearing the two tenor front line in such fine sound. Tempo Records was a tiny label that only released records in an edition of a couple of hundred. It is hard to dig up in a decent condition, but this copy here is extremely nice. Very hard to upgrade upon this slice of UK jazz history. Bloody great record that upon spinning always brings tears to my eyes because it is so beautiful. Price: Offers!!!
111. HELPFUL SOUL: “The Helpful Soul First Album” (Victor – SJET-8118) (Record: Excellent/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). One of the rarest Japanese psych records. First original 1968 pressing in amazing condition that just about never surfaces on these shores. One of the cleanest copies I have had so far, gatefold sleeve is NM, record is EX with only a couple of non sounding very faint hairlines so graded at EX~NM. In 1965 three students from the American School of Kyoto, being Junio Nakahara, guitarist and singer, Charles Chei, bass and Tsukasa Eiichi drums, formed the high school combo The Youngbeats. The trio’s song repertoire at that point consisted mainly out of covering hit songs from that period such as songs by the Shadows, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Around March 1968 the trio evolved into a quartet with to the addition of fellow student-musician Gene Shoji, who filled the gap of lead guitarist. Simultaneously with the opening up of the band’s ranks was the name of The Youngbeats also being altered in The Helpful Soul. Apart from having appeared already one time on the popular youth television program “Young 720”, the band’s action radius covered was mainly restricted to go-go clubs in the Kansai area (mainly Osaka and Kyoto). While roaming the nightclub and Go-go scene around Osaka, the band’s most eye-catching achievement was taking the stage at an event that took place in Osaka’s Date Line Club on November 24, 1968 when they acted as backing band for the famous singer Shoumeike Arima Hirotoshi. This combined performance was repeated once more for a concert taking place in the Kansai region, at which the show was opened with a light spectacle consisting of psychedelic liquid and fluid light projections, just like their American equivalents had done before them at such illustrious places like the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore Auditoriums. All their efforts of gigging paid off eventually and The Helpful Soul was finally noticed by Victor, who enabled them to release their first album in April 1969, entitled plain and simple “The Helpful Soul First Album”. The album clearly depicted the band as a knowledgeable psychedelic combo deeply rooted and familiar with the reigning American fuzzed-out rock trends. They clearly surpassed most of their contemporary G.S. fellow practitioners by bringing forth an album brimming over with skillful craftsmanship, originality and deeply rooted psychedelic undertones. As a worthy successor, the Helpful Soul’s second album “Senya Ichiya Monogatari”), that was also the soundtrack for the likely named animation movie, appeared three months later in July 1969. Apart from some orchestral insertions in between tracks, the band ventured into some heavy fuzz mayhem infested territory, dripping over with greasy heavy fretting, acidic riffage and distorted slow burning tracks. Sadly enough the band disbanded during the summer of 1969, but still their 1st ever record is seen as a demented and fuzz deranged masterpiece of early Japanese vintage psychedelia. Impossible to score these days, this is a rare original copy in nice condition. Filthy fuzz licks, wasted vocals, delirious playing. A masterpiece. Great condition. Price: Offers!!!!!
112. HELPFUL SOUL: “Senya Ichiya Monogatari – A Thousand and One Nights” (Victor Records – SJET-8150) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Attached Illustrated insert: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint ~ Mint). Top condition copy, impossible to ever upgrade upon, perfection!!! Well, here you have it, one of the unsung Holy Grails of the Japanese psych pantheon, the second LP (and last) by the Helpful Soul. COMPLETE with always missing OBI!!!! This wailing fuzz-drenched and acid soaked mind bender was used as the soundtrack for the animated film of “A Thousand and One Nights”, designed by and Tetsuka studios released (as a soundtrack LP) in July 1969. After the album's release, the band broke up and Juni Rush went on to form Too Much. But this psychedelic monster was without a doubt the highlight of Juni's short-lived career as spearheading a bluesy hard psych combo with lethal doses of raw guitar assaults, wah-wah lashings, fuzz drenched bass, insane caveman rhythm blasts, you know the real Owsley thing. On this slide, these guys nearly went for the throat. First and only original pressing on the green Victor SJET label. Wilder and lysergically spiked up as their debut album, hallucination induced cover art and blindingly beautiful fold out jacket. Housed in splendid nightmarish acid-leaking cover art in great nick. Copies are virtually impossible to find these days and when they pop up, they are beaten up in most cases. This copy here is near mint, just beautiful and ooh so bloody rare. Hyper collectable screaming fuzz wah-wah blaster that in the years to come will skyrocket through the roof. Copies do not surface anymore and they are getting rarer with each breath you take. If monster oriental psych blasters are your thing, then look not further, this is lysergic madness encapsulated in a time capsule. One of my fave Japanese psych artifacts, this one will frazzle your brain and jacks open your skull, deliriously insane and great greased up fuzz guitar riffage. Hard to believe this was the soundtrack to an animation movie, which in its own right was visually a mind trip. Highest ever-possible recommendation. All complete copies with OBI just do not surface anymore, it has been ages since I had an all-complete copy. Best condition imaginable so …. Price: Offers!!!
113. HENDRIX, JIMI EXPERIENCE: “Axis Bold As Love” (Polydor – SLPM-1398) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint with NO defects. Label has exactly only one spindle mark/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent ~ faint discoloration in white part and a small needle point on top & bottom - no damages or splits, beautiful condition obi). Top copy!!!! Freakingly rare Japan ONLY psychedelic jacket design and one of the hardest to track down Jimi Hendrix variation jackets. This was the VERY FIRST Press issue with SLPM catalogue number that came out in August 1968. The 2nd press issue has the SMP label number and came out a full year later. To make it even more insane, this is the very first press issue with also the very first issue OBI present, both record, OBI and sleeve have the SLPM numbering. Impossibly rare!!! Comes housed in a Japan only alternate psychedelic cover. Amazing condition, simply the best I have seen so far. Comes with always missing insert as well. The music needs no introduction I guess. This Japanese 1st pressing is just impossible to dig up. The 2nd press issue with SMP numbering is quite common but the very 1st pressing with SLPM numbering & matching OBI and sleeve is impossible. Jacket is stunningly beautiful. Getting damned bloody rare. Top copy, disc is virginally clean, no marks or defects so graded strictly NM, jacket is just perfect with no foxing at all. Obi is Excellent with no tears or damages, just a faint discoloration in the white part. Highest recommendation and sadly insanely rare, especially in this condition. First time ever I have a very first pressing in over 15 years. Price: Offers!!!!
114. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: “Axis Bold As Love” (Track Record – 613 003) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Laminated Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Poster: Near Mint) 1967 UK 1st original pressing in TOP condition. Laminated gatefold flip back jacket printed by Ernest J. Day is in perfect shape with sharp corners and sturdy spine, no damages at all. Same goes for the record, extremely clean copy. Of course the insert poster is there as well and in perfect shape. Original 1967 UK pressing in top condition complete with poster. To make it even tastier, this is the MONO version pressing. Probably most people would grade this disc as Mint or Mint minus, but I choose to play it safe so EX ~ NM, but that does not change the fact that this is a top copy. Just beautiful. They do not often turn up in such a nice shape as this one here. Comes with the earliest possible matrix numbers: Side one : 613 003 A-1 and Side two : 613 003 B-1. Really top copy, hard to upgrade upon this one. Price: Offers!!!!
115. HERBIE HANCOCK, YARDBIRDS - OST – BLOW UP: “The Original Soundtrack Album Of Blow Up” (MGM – NIPPON GRAMOPHON – SMM-1138) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Colored Picture Promo Only Booklet: Mint/ Picture Booklet: Mint/ Additional 48 page booklet with B&W Pictures – Promo Only: Mint/ OBI: MINT). Hideously rare 1966 Japan first original pressing of the Blow UP – comes housed in Japan ONLY Alternate jacket art. This one here is the never offered before WHITE LABEL PROMO issue and comes with promo only appendices such as 2 booklets. To make it even better, this one here also comes with the impossibly mega rare OBI as well. TOP CONDITION and impossible to ever upgrade upon. The music of this soundtrack, serendipitously, is provided by jazz composer/keyboardist Herbie Hancock. His songs, as well as a rare Yardbirds’ tune, play a digenetic role in the film, which means that when you’re hearing the music, the characters are hearing it themselves as well during the film. There’s no incidental, omniscient orchestral bursts or keening strings. Thomas – the main character of the movie, plays an LP and we hear it; it’s just that it’s mostly Hancock. The remainder of the soundtrack is the wind, traffic, the rustling of fabric, the snap of the camera’s shutter – the sounds of the day and some live club recordings seeing the Yardbirds in action. Killer soundtrack to Michaelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece. For the recording, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette entered a New York studio to capture the vibe of 'swinging London' in a jazz mode - with grooves that create effective bluesy moods on the slow pieces and funky ones on the up-tempo tracks. Meanwhile in London, the Yardbirds (with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page) were recording additional material for use in the Blow-Up movie soundtrack. Young Herbie Hancock contributed the bulk of the score, evoking the ambience of swinging London with grooves that create effective bluesy moods on the slow pieces, and funky ones on the up-tempo tracks. The soundtrack also includes a rare Yardbirds number, "Stroll On", one of only three songs they recorded with both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on guitars. Sheer brilliance. The whole affair here is in Near Mint to Mint condition. Never seen before rare Japanese 1st press with alternate jacket art, white label PROMO issue with appendices and freakingly mega rare OBI…making this copy genuinely rare. Virginal condition on all fronts, impossible to ever upgrade upon. Price: Offers!!!!
116. HESSLE, SVEN: “S/T” (No Label Private Press – SH-001) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Authentic Letter that serves as sleeve: Near Mint ~ Mint). One of the best and all time rarest Swedish free jazz LP’s ever, only privately issued in 1968 in an edition of only 50 to 100 copies. There is NO cover art, only a typed letter, which is most cases, is a photocopied reprint but this one here is the real thing, original issue. Consisting out of two side-long tracks, side A — first session is recorded in January 1967 with kick ass altoist Christer Boustedt, Janne Carlsson (of Hansson & Carlsson – fame), bassist Gösta Wälivaara and singer Torbjörn Munthe – Sandberg singing a Greek rhapsody, which is total brilliance. Side B — second session is from June 1968, classic free jazz blow out with Gilbert Holmström (of Mount Everest – fame), Åke Johansson on piano and Anders Söderling on drums. Pure uncut crystalline free jazzing greatness with Hesse throughout shining through on bass. Yeah, you guessed, one of the rarest of the rare European free jazz artifacts out there in top condition with original typed letter present. And just when you thought you had seen everything yet….Price: Offers!!!!

117. HUMAN BEINZ: “Human Beinz in Japan” (Capitol – CP-8737) (Record: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint) Bloody rare WHITE LABEL PROMO issue. One of the rarest Japanese releases, MINT copy with NEVER offered before OBI, all in NM condition, like now, record is a promo copy, rarest version of them all! Archival copy, all is perfect. Here you have it, the rarest Human Beinz record, one that just never seems to surface, Japan only release from back in 1969. Japan only late 1969 original release of this subliminal New Zealand garage psych combo. Seen the levels of popularity the band attained in Japan, a tour was called for and the Human Beinz touched down in the land of the rising yen for a couple of live dates. This disc sees them live in action at the Shibuya Kokaido, a concert that took place on March 29th, 1969. The Beinz blaze out some of the most brilliant tracks, all buried in a fuzz drenched and wah-wah infested setting, scorching out popular songs such as “Mr. Soul”, “Nobody but Me”, “Foxey Lady”, Turn on Your Lovelight” and a bunch of other throat slashers. Especially their rendition of the classic “Foxey Lady” is creepy and chilling to the bone like voices and detuned howling guitars making it out from beneath the grave. This disc is like impossible to score these days. Mega rarity in MINT condition, copies with obi just DO NOT exists – complete copy, all is in Mint condition, which is nothing short of a miracle. Highest recommendation. Price: Offers!!!

118. ICHIYANAGI TOSHI: “Opera From the Works of Tadanori Yokoo by Toshi Ichiyanagi (1969)” (2LP set – The End Records - Picture Disc) (2 LP Picture Disc Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint 〜 Mint/ Attached 4 Paged Insert: Mint). Totally MINT copy – UNPLAYED condition. Never seen or had a copy as perfectly clean as this one. Archive quality. Unbelievable beautiful copy of this eye-popping original monster!!! Without a single doubt one of the greatest mind-blowing psych and Fluxus artifacts to ever have hit the streets. Housed in lavishly designed 2LP foldout jacket, this gorgeous disc is one of the rarest and most sought after Japanese psychedelic, avant-garde artifacts, a real object d’art, revitalizing one of Japan’s best ever psychedelic avant-garde head-on collisions. Released in 1969 on the private End Records and now one of Japan’s most sought after vinyl artifacts, “Opera from the Works of Tadanori Yokoo by Toshi Ichiyanagi” is a brain ripper and an eye popper of a disc. Visually it is without a single doubt one of the most beautiful LP’s ever to be released, a 2 LP picture disc decorated lavishly by Tadanori Yokoo’s Fluxus inspired psychedelic artwork. Upon folding open the disc, you get treated to a 4 paged inner booklet of 24 carefully designed postcards depicting posters done by Tadanori up until 1969 for various theatre troupes such as Terayama Shuji’s Tenjosajiki. In short it is a visual delight that will cause temporary dysfunctional catharsis on the eyes. But apart from the visual grandeur and overload you are bound to be hit senseless with, the music embedded within this LP set and accompanying picture discs is so overwhelming you will have a hard time trying to come to terms with it upon attempting to digest it properly. In one word: sensory nimiety on all fronts. The man responsible for it was avant-garde composer Ichiyanagi forging a diabolical pact with the psyched-out band the Flowers (spearheaded by Uchida Yuya) and illustrator Tadanori. Together they delivered (with the help of other luminary artists coming out of various fields such as Kara Juro, Takakura Ken as the most prolific ones) an unique amalgamated mixture of lysergic demented psychedelic assault-like stunt rock, a aural whirlwind filled with acid folk ramblings, tape collages, field recording excerpts, radio commercial snippets, roaring jet engines, electronic music excursions into the vast unexcavated canyons and dungeons of your mind, squealing sound fragments of frogs mating in a nearby pond, drowned out enka escapades, kayokyoku excursions into no mans land, Takakura Ken nasal singing, spoken word fragmentation bombs by Kara Juro amongst others, traffic noises, sonic sound clusters of blistering fuzzed out psychedelic mayhem, stratospheric static electronic hissing, radio news broadcast flashes, vintage electronic tape music escapades, chirping cricket orchestras in a distant background and so much more non-adaptive and deranged sonic activity. This disc leaves no stone unturned and is probably one of the best records ever made. Upon listening to this, you hardly need anything else anymore. Highest Recommendation. Rare as hell does not even come close to describing the scarceness of this 2 LP picture disc set and then I am not even mentioning the visual splendor of the overall packaging – music and museum piece qualities all folded up into one single item, the dream artifact of every self-respecting lover of outward sounds and collective deranged discs – highest rank of collectability and musical demented splendor – a killer on all fronts that no other disc can match…. Perfect top copy!!! Unplayed MINT copy – impossible to ever find a better one and a one off chance to own it in this condition. Price: Offers!!!!

119. ICHIYANAGI Toshi, KOSUGI Takehisa, RANTA Michael: “Improvisation Sep. 1975” (Iskra Record – Iskra-002) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ TWO Separate Inserts: Near Mint). TOP copy that comes complete with TWO inserts and credit paper paste on back present – Best copy ever!!! Privately released in a tiny edition of only 200 copies, “Improvisation September 1975” quickly attained a heavy weight status within circles of those aware of the disc’s existence and hardcore collector freaks as an almost impossible to retrieve masterpiece that got stuck in the cracks of history and private collections. Iskra Records was a small privately run venture that apart from this title also released the Takayanagi Masayuki “Eclipse”. A couple of years ago, a bootleg version appeared of it and they acclaimed it to be identical to the original. Almost everyone took their words for granted since hardly anyone had ever encountered an original copy. So here is the disc in its original glory and far removed from the gold laminated boot version. Sound-wise the original also sounds so much fresher and clearer than its dodgy counterfeited bastard son. The music on the other hand is deliriously bounder crossing, ignited out of a match made in heaven between ex-Taj Mahal Traveler Kosugi Takehisa forging an alliance with avant-garde composer Ichiyanagi Toshi and the contemporary repertoire percussionist Michael Ranta. Together they set loose some free droning escapades filled with ring modulated tones, percussive clatter and processed minimal electronics, making the music to explore similar sonic hemispheres and universes as the Taj Mahal Travelers did. Mind-liftingly great listening experience and highly obscure disc that will never ever again cross your path again, at least not during this lifetime. Needles to say, this baby has our highest recommendation. The music is just stellar. Price: Offers!!!

120. IKE REIKO: “Kokotsu No Sekai” (Teichiku Records – SL-1375) (Record: Near Mint ‾ MINT/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Poster: Mint/ OBI: High Quality Copy). TOP copy ever, next to impossible to ever upgrade upon and complete with poster, making this one the rarest of all Japanese erotic artifacts!! OBI is missing but it comes with a high quality replica. Stunning copy that comes with the always-elusive fold out pin-up poster. Probably the best copy that will ever cross your path. If you ever bought the Bamboo – UK released bootleg of this album, then yes basically you have been ripped off. Sonic wise it suck donkey balls and visually it was a disaster. Here is the real deal, hardly ever shows up and it is a real stunner, both visually as well as musically. Unbelievable rare on these shores and without a doubt one of the greatest and most compelling sonic artifacts ever let loose. Rare does not even come remotely close to describe the scarcity of this disc, the most depraved erotic and sexiest disc ever to have been put down on wax. Here is what the guys at Boomkat had to say about the album: “This disc is one of a series of releases from the stunning Tiliqua label, and documents an area of Japanese culture most of us know very little about – erotica. Yup you heard me right, and although many of the internet-savvy amongst us will be more than familiar with Japan’s strange take on the world of the naked lady often being compromised by something testicular and from a distant planet, this is an era more focused on titillation and shattered innocence than anything you might find knocking around on a Hentai babes calendar. This particular lady named Ike Reiko was only a mere 17 years of age when she recorded this record, and was already a star in the world of Japanese erotic movies. Yup in that age old tradition of lying about your age, Miss Reiko did it to slide her way into the seedy world of porn – not exactly buying a packet of fags and a 6 pack of Strongbow is it? Apparently these movies were somewhere in-between the girl-gang revenge movies of the Blaxploitation era and the Women in prison style savage eroticism and dubbed ‘Pink Violence’, with tooled up honeys wearing just little enough to bare their ample breasts while they laid waste to the enemy (men?). I can’t say I’ve managed to track down any of these movies but after reading about them I feel almost duty bound to observe them closer, I mean it’s my job as a reviewer surely to make sure I have as much background as possible is it not? Funnily enough then, with all the tough-gal image the music is pretty darn life-affirming, but don’t think for a second you’re getting an easy listening album here – this is about as sexual as music can get. Throw ‘French Kiss’ out of the window and kiss goodbye to your Serge Gainsbourg records goodbye, Ike Reiko is more sizzling than a branding iron as it makes it’s mark on the farmer’s herd. The sex is literally dripping from every note on this record – I’m told that the style is ‘Iroke Kayôkyoku’ or erotic kayôkyoku (kayôkyoku being a style of Japanese pop) but the sort of naïve jazz and pseudo spy theme movie music is all draped in a shroud of sexual shouts, screams and coos from the clearly excited Reiko. One must assume that she was in some kind of state of euphoria in the recording studio from the evidence on offer here, either that or she’s a pretty realistic faker – it’s a smoldering collision and that’s about all that needs to be said. ‘Kôkotsu no Sekai’ has to be one of the finest gifts for the music fan in search of that killer oddity – not only is it a fabulous record but it’s so wonderfully presented with gorgeous artwork and extensive liner notes, I can’t think of a saucier and more appetizing delight this Christmas. Buy, before it’s gone for good.” Top rarity, one thinks that there are no more than 500 of these. TOP copy….highest possible recommendation. Price: Offers!!!!
121. INOMATA TAKESHI & SOUND LTD: “Sounds of Sound L.T.D.” (Columbia/ Takt – HS-7001) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Obi: Mint). Bloody rare – if not the rarest of all Japanese spiritual funky jazz albums. So far, complete copy has NEVER been offered for sale before in any list – it is just that rare. Only the 2nd time ever I see an original press copy all complete with always missing obi. Original and freakingly rare and next-to-impossible to get complete copy as pre-released way back in 1970 – all in NM condition. Collector and music freak’s wet dream come true. Headed by jazz drummer Inomata, “Sounds of Sound Ltd” is a beast of Jazz Soul Funk & Jazz Rock spiced up with sprinkles of acidic psychedelia. Around the vortex of Inomata cluster-fly the crème of the crème of Japan’s 1970 jazz/psych cum underground players such as Uematsu Takao on sax, Shunzo Ohno on trumpet, Ryo Kawasaki on guitar, Yokota Toshiaki on flute, Jun Suzuki on bass & Shigemichi Domoto on trombone. The general outcome is a real killer bomb of a disc filled with groovy breaks, ominous delirious playing, swirling dervish like head spinners filled with tantalizing solo flute and organ infested strong beat doped up grooves such as on Mustache (which ends by Hey Jude chorus), building up into the massive and dynamic jazz funk Joint and crashing down in full flamed greatness on the melodic jazz with vintage soul light shining through on Monster. A unique and highly addictive piece of Japanese 1970 underground spiritual soul psych jazz. This copy here is the rare original pressing complete with obi and so far I have only seen 2 copies with obi. Regular copies already go through the roof if they surface at all, this one here is with obi so go figure. Original 1970 pressing and not the reissue!!!! Never offered before in any list, this copy is the best around, impossible to upgrade upon and a “one of a kind” item….and the music just KILLS!!! So make your move or cry forever. Price: Offers!!!!!
122. INOMATA TAKESHI & SOUND LIMITED: "INNOCENT CANON” (King Records – SKK-3011) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Poster Insert: Mint). One of the RAREST Psychedelic Jazz Rock albums to come out of Japan, rubbing shoulders with Ceremony as far as scarcity is concerned. Never turns up, first original copy that came out in 1971 to cross my eyes in over 15 years. Released on King Records “New Emotional Work Series” that also sprouted out Love Life Live + One, Singers 3, Flute Adventure and others. Nothing innocent about this record – because the groove is hard and heavy, wild and trippy – a really heady brew of funky jazz and more psychedelic influences – all recorded with some weird sounds in the background too! The album's a great one from Japanese groove pioneer Takeshi Inomata – and it's almost a fusion of earlier 60s funky jazz with some of the more tripped-out modes slipping out of the heady jazz scene and the doped up psychedelic rock era. Vamping rhythms and full-on organ grinds are undercut by fuzzed-out, demented and lysergic guitar parts and soaring & trippy organ lines – all augmented by some spoken, almost adlib rap Japanese passages, sound effects, and production styles that abstract out some instruments into very unusual modes. There's plenty of soulful and funky moments throughout and Mizutani’s acid-spiked psychedelic guitar playing rules throughout, ripping the skull off of any caveman’s head. All killer with absolutely no filler, this is one of the all time best psychedelic jazz and heavy doped up funk records ever to seep out of Japan. Sadly originals just never surface and this is the first one ever to seep out the psyched out Japanese netherworld. PROMO issue, record is dead mint, always-missing poster insert is present and jacket is also EX~NM with no defects, perfection all way round. Sadly impossibly rare, amazingly awesome and it makes your brain go in meltdown mode Here you have a mint copy. Stupidly rare 1971 original in the best condition imaginable. Never seen a copy for sale anywhere, that rare, so make your move and hold your peace forever!!! Price: Offers!!!!
123. INTERNATIONAL HOLY HILL JAZZ MEETING – 1969: “S/T” (MENO Liechtenstein & CB Records – No. 6769) (2 LP Record Set: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint). First original pressing – German private press issue that saw the light of day back in 1969 in a small limited run. A record renowned for always surfacing in bad condition. This is the first time however I could lay my eyes upon a mint copy!!! Impossible to upgrade upon!!! A true “holy” modern/free jazz gems of the late 1960s. The original double LP was issued by Meno Liechtenstein’s CB Records – he was also the organizer of the “International Holy Hill Jazz Meeting” in Heidelberg/Germany. The sound quality is fairly good as can be expected for a below-the-radar private press issue of that day. But bare in mind, this was a low-key operation and a cheap pressing so do not expect any Blue Note type of high fidelity audio honey dripping. Nevertheless this was a legendary moment in European free jazz – performances all recorded on a single Sunday in 1969 – but which stand as some of the most powerful music of the time! The vibe here is often in the best spirit of early FMP, or maybe the most outside work of MPS – and the recording quality equals the best avant jazz on both labels – with very long performances on each track that represent the pinnacle of all players involved! One side alone is worth the price of admission – a searing track titled "Finally", performed by an octet with Peter Brotzmann at the helm, alongside Evan Parker on tenor and soprano sax, Fred Van Hove on piano, Paul Rutherford on trombone, Peter Kowald on bass, and Pierre Favre on drums. Favre returns on "Let's Talk About The Weather" – played by a trio with Kowald on bass and Irene Schweizer on piano. Other tracks include "Five To Five" and "Gluga Gluga Blues" by the Joki Freund Quintet, "In Memory Of John Coltrane" by Marion Brown, "Vibration" by the group of saxophonist Joe Fiera and trombonist Ed Kroger, and "Circus Live" by a quartet led by Rolf Kuhn on electric clarinet, with Joachim Kuhn on piano and Stu Martin on drums. As you know a viciously rare slide, not many copies were pressed and so far most copies that surface are at best in VG++. This copy here is NM~M on all fronts, gatefold jacket is crispy and clean with no damages and both records appear to be unplayed. Seems like a dead stock mint copy. Impossible to find better, ever. Killer with absolutely no filler. Price: Offers!!!
124. 2. INTERNATIONALES NEW JAZZ MEETING AUF BURG ALTENA: “Various Artists with PETER BROTZMANN TRIO – ALAN SKIDMORE QUINTET & MIKE OSBORNE – THOMASZ STANKO QUINTET – NEW JAZZ ENSEMBLE ’71 & KARIN KROG – ALBERT MANGELSDORFF QUARTET & THE TRIO JOHN SURMAN/ BARRE PHILLIPS/ STU MARTIN” (JG Records – JG 027/28) (2 LP record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Bloody rare 1971 German private press set that contains the most furious Peter Brotzmann Trio ever recorded on wax, blowing his illustrious Machine Gun even out of the water as far as sonic violence is concerned. Bloody rare original that just about never ever surfaces. Killer free roaming jazz head fuck from start to finish and one of the best recordings out there to blow your earlobes to Kingdome Come! Price: Offers!!! 
125. ISHIKAWA AKIRA & COUNT BUFFALOS: “Electrum” (Victor – SMJX-10104) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). WHITE LABEL PROMO issue, just hardly ever surfaces!! Stupidly rare killer Japanese psychedelic jazz slide, only the 2nd time in all these years that I can lay my mittens on a copy and the 1st time I see a promo one. One of the greatest Japanese spiritual psyched out jazz slides ever recorded, high in demand but sadly next to impossible to dig up in its original form. Original 1970 1st pressing in immaculate condition. Bloody rare in this nick and one of the unheralded awesome Japanese psychedelic jazz rock albums ever. Ishikawa assembles again a killer line-up around him, which consists out of Akira Ishikawa: Drums. Kiyoshi Sugimoto: Guitar, Masahiko Satoh: Piano, Clavinet; Takeru Muraoka: Tenor & Soprano Sax; Hiroaki Suzuki: Electric Piano; Masaaki Terakawa: Bass. With this line-up, the Buffalos rip the sky to pieces and inflame the atmosphere surrounding you, liquidizing the air with aggressive and electrifying progressive jazz-a-delic moves, Sugimoto’s electric acidic guitar chops give the whole affair a lysergic touch, catapulting the overall sound towards psychedelic jazz rocking heights that leave no stone unturned. In all, a vintage Japanese psyched out jazz classic that touches similar sonic depravity as Uganda, Dema, flashes of Innocent Canon and Ishikawa’s African Rock slide. Total brain peeling killer. Extremely rare in such a great condition as this copy here, so go berserk. Price: Offers!!!!
126. ISHIKAWA AKIRA & COUNT BUFFALOS: “Uganda - Africa Rock Yoake” (Toshiba – TP-9520Z) (Record: Near Mint/ Box: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Booklet: Mint). Hardly ever offered for sale before original pressing housed in a nice box. Top condition. Not many of these babies in existence. Way rarer than any private press you can through at me, copies just do Not surface. This one here is the real original in top condition, one of the rarest Japanese psychedelic rock artifact, finally up for grabs. Ishikawa Akira & Count Buffalo's “Uganda – Afurikan Rokku no Yoake” originally saw the light of day on February 5th, 1972 on Toshiba Records as part of their “4 Channel Q.M. Sound” series but quickly sank into the depths obscurity, making that only a handful of copies were actually sold while the remaining stock was withdrawn due to very depressing sales and eventually melted down and destroyed. The disc remained a well kept secret for all these years and only a small circle of die-hard music lovers have ever seen an actual original copy, making it these days one of the most treasured and hunted down Japanese rock artifacts. A couple of years ago a bootleg LP edition of the LP came out, sadly sounding quite mediocre but nevertheless rejuvenating a new awareness for the album. Still rumors as to who were the actual performers on the album floated around freely since the group was simply listed as Count Buffalo with no detailed breakdown of who actually played on the album, and as a result there has been much fevered speculation over the years. Musically speaking, Ishikawa Akira & Count Buffalo's “Uganda – Afurikan Rokku no Yoake” is vicious psychedelic whirlwind monster of a disc where primitive Afro-spiritual and tribal ethnic percussive blow-outs cross-pollinate with lysergic New Rock fuzz-a-delic dementia and stirring up enough dust and boulders like two-barreled guns coming out of the demon hole. Still, “Uganda” is more than just that and although it is deceptively intense, it is simultaneously casual in feel yet meticulous in its musical detail and lyrical economy. And seen in retrospect I can now proclaim that this album stands shoulder to shoulder with the best records of that golden era and it was one of Japan's 1970s underground scene's defining moments. In short it is a totally lethal slide that does not fail to create an arresting listening experience. Featuring acid fuzz guitar gunslinger Kimio Mizutani of Food Brain, Ceremony and Outcasts fame. His guitar playing totally shreds it drenched in reverb and fuzzed out wah-wah. This disc especially is a vicious one, merging acidic lick and fuzz mayhem with African tribal percussion and voodoo rundown rhythms. The result in an all-entrancing whirlwind of hyper psyched out bliss, welding urban lysergic burnout causalities with tropical dark rainforest mumbo jumbo. Wild, demonic, enchanting primitive afro psychedelic freak outs and totally wicked. This one burns holes in your membranes baby. Highest possible recommendation. Hardly ever offered for sale and in stunning condition…Price: Offers!!!
127. J.A. SEAZER: “Subete No Hito Ga Shindeiku Toki Ni – When Everybody Is Going To Die b/w Kubitsuri No Ki – Hunging Tree” (CBS SONY – SANA-86120) (EP Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). One of the rarest J.A. Seazer releases that only saw the light of day as an EP release way back in 1971. This is a yellow label promo issue in top condition. First time ever in all these years I have a copy for sale of one of Japan’s greatest psychedelic – deeply haunting acid folk slides ever recorded and only released as shown here without ever showing up on any of his albums. This is a pity as the music is simply bewitchingly beautiful and resonates like a cinematic pan across your mental landscape, filled with ubiquitous echoes. This was J.A. Seazer’s debut recording and as soon as someone could lend an ear to it, the disc became a dark beacon among 1970s underground psychedelic folk records. It’s not just a question of fulfilling the basic criteria of good songwriting, vocal ability and instrumental prowess – and here we’ve already left most of the acoustic private press competition behind – but intangible elements such as atmosphere, presence, and artistic vision marks the record’s apex, with both lyrics and music traversing Seazer’s path from poetic resonance into the far reaches of haunted psychedelic folk vibes. It is one of the early Japanese psychedelic underground’s defining moments that is graced with a sense of shamanistic poetry and a gift for unexpected impact. A skeletal approach that brims over with undercurrents of depth, deceptively intense yet meticulous in its musical detail. Impossible to dig up and only released in tiny numbers as a single, this is simply a beast!!! Price: Offers!!!
128. J.A. SEAZER: “JASHUMON” (Victor Records – SF-1021) (Record: Near Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ 4 Paged Fully Illustrated Insert: Mint/ SF OBI: Near Mint). Impossible to get 1st original pressing out of April 1972 in stunning top condition. NEVER OFFERED BEFORE all complete with OBI and in NEAR MINT condition – one of the rarest slides to seep out of Japan. Hard to believe but here is one of those much rumored about but actually never ever offered up for sale holy grail out of the deep bowels of Japan’s cum psych avant-acid bowels. Anyway, now you know about the bloody rarity status, let's talk music. So here I will briefly focus on Jashumon. It was J.A. Seazer's first ever-full work for the Tenjosajiki Company. By 1971 had the Tenjôsajiki Troupe's field of interest had shifted into the direction of legends, the incorporation of superstition and traditional Japanese entertainment into theatre, together with a renewed interest in visual and aural spectacle effects. These were set to use to heighten the sense of surrealism. The troupe's most renowned piece, “Jashûmon” (Gate Of The Heretics), premiered in April of 1969 at the Nancy International Theatre festival in France, followed by an European tour, passing through the Mickery Theatre in Amsterdam in June. In January 1972 the troupe returned to Japan, where they performed Jashûmon in Tokyo, followed in May by a recording of the play in Osaka by RCA Victor. The Jashûmon play itself doesn't relate to religious heresy or to a historical incident but instead refers to a brutal massacre that occurred near by a city gate. The central plot of the plays is centered around a young man who is forced to choose between his mother and a prostitute he loves. The whole of the play is presented as a rock opera conducted by J.A. Seazer, dwelling into the realms of Shinto-Buddhist rituals, lecture and street entertainment, interwoven with a pulsing rock sound, giving off dark and ominous sounds. The set-up of the play consisted out of a main stage with six platforms erected along the sides and rear of the seating area, augmented with a watchtower that was constructed in the center. The stage itself was draped in red and completed with reproductions of paintings by Ekin depicting obscene scenes of lust and violence. The musical accompaniment on the other hand anticipates perfectly to the overall mood with songs evoking the demons from hell, the taboos of unconscious or forbidden feelings, esoteric chanting of Buddhist rites, Oedipal yearnings and terrible guilt, starting of gently, slowly building up and becoming more insistent until it finally overflows in a bombastic climax filled with juggernaut organ workouts, Magma choruses, guitar fuzz breakouts and fully out-there acidic opera-like vocalizing. The play was clearly an experience to be captured by the senses. Extremely rare original press, does never show up, so make your move now before this one slips away and you have to wait another lousy decade to get a glimpse of one. TOP copy all complete with OBI – making it one of the rarest and also one of the greatest primitive heavy psych slides from Japan, KILLER. Price: Offers!!!
129. J.A. SEAZER: “Ahobune” (Columbia – XX-7004) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ 6-paged Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Fantastic copy, complete with OBI. Original 1977 pressing, first and only pressing. Beyond any doubt one of the rarest and difficult Tenjosajiki titles to track down. Beautiful LP issue of another explosive side from Tenjosajiki, the Japanese avant-guerrilla theatre company founded by legendary poet/film maker/counter-cultural provocateur Shuji Terayama that existed contemporaneously to first wave avantists like Flower Travellin' Band, Keiji Haino's Lost Aaraaff and Les Rallizes Denudes and that featured dusted acid/rock/folk/avant moves composed and executed by the young wunderkind JA Seazer. Ahobune/Ship Of Fools is a rendition of an August 1976 live performance (augmented with studio material) recorded at the Shiraz Festival in Persepolis in Iran. That same now hopelessly legendary annual festival was also previously spearhead by Xenakis' Persepolis. The Shah of Iran at that time – just before the Ayatollah Khomeini and redirected the country back to a cultural Stone Age and right wing dictatorship – surely had is eye on foreign avant-garde and experimental artists which he used to invite for the festival each year. During the last year of his reign he invited the Tenjosajiki troupe over and they brought forth an incinerating performance and possibly this recording is one of the greatest in the Tenjosajiki canon. The music such in snippets of deranged orchestrated acid folk, pagan ritualistic-scale ritual, bleak lullabies and Buddhist ritualistic song cycles and acid drenched head meting and skull-caving psych rock. Insert is beautiful as well and contains some eye-popping pics of the performance with J.A Seazer at helm. Hideously rare and copies here in Japan just NEVER EVER surface, especially complete copies with OBI, take my word for it. They only become scarcer with every breath you take. Awesome great disc!!! All time highest possible recommendation. Price: Offers!!!!
130. JACKS: “Super Session” (Express – ETP-7726) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Bloody rare and never encountered before WHITE LABEL PROMO ONLY on RED VINYL!!!!!! First original 1969 pressing complete with always missing obi. Second Jacks album, recorded before the band would disband. This one is hard to compare to their illustrious first album, but still it has the Jacks sound imprinted well into the new compositions, albeit they sound quite different and more desolate. Bad omens are looming over the band, which is for sure. Still apart from the Tsunoda Hiro composition “Joe No Rock”, this album sounds like the ideal companion album to Hayakawa Yoshio’s first solo album “Kakkoii…” as far as desperation and overall gloominess is concerned but with one difference that this LP here is a band outing, the Jacks. And although demise is closing in on them, the still manage to sound as outer worldly as humanly possible, depraved, dark and close to nuclear fall out. Bleak music for even bleaker times, micro-dotted with teenage angst and lysergic fumes, the Jacks ruled and even now they never fail to amaze me. Fantastic, album and bloody rare with the obi present. Getting impossible to get especially a red wax copy & white label promo issue with obi, first time ever I have a top copy like this. Price: Offers!!
131. JACKSON C. FRANK: “S/T” (Columbia – SX-1788) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent). Original 1965 UK pressing, MONO issue. “Jackson C. Frank's original 1965 album, produced by Paul Simon, is a lost classic, daringly complex and honest, filled with virtuoso playing that is all the more impressive for the offhanded way that Frank and company (including a young Al Stewart on one track) make it look so easy. There is a convergence elements here that may confuse the uninitiated, because of their seeming contradictions -- a flashiness and assertiveness on the acoustic guitars and the approach to singing on numbers like "Don't Look Back" and "Yellow Walls" that are byproducts of Frank's early history as a rock & roller, a depth and complexity of blues playing that derives from life as much as from talent and dexterity; and the meld of American and English folk sounds is like nothing that any listener has heard from either side of the Atlantic anywhere else. Some of these elements paralleled characteristics of Simon's work -- he, like Frank, had been a devotee of rock & roll before he turned toward folk music, and also assimilated American and English folk influences while staying in London -- but Simon's resulting work was smoothly commercial and mostly comforting and upbeat, and even playful, whereas Frank's music seems laced with and pointed toward an overpoweringly serious and sad take on life and living. "Blues Run the Game," "Yellow Walls," "My Name Is Carnival," and "You Never Wanted Me" all help make album kind of overpowering -- but it's the downbeat nature of those same songs that likely would have prevented Jackson C. Frank from being anything much more than a major cult favorite at the time. Today it's just a brilliant piece of essential listening, (All Music Guide). Awesome condition UK original pressing, record is totally clean, sleeve is EX with no defects or damages, small creases in the lamination and humidity stain on back. Hard to improve upon. Price: Offers!!!
132. JACQUES BERROCAL: “Musiq Musik” (Futura Records – FUT-259) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Top copy. First and rarest album from Jacques Berrocal on the legendary SON series of Futura Records. Composed by Jacques Berrocal, with Dominique Coster and Roger Ferlet and mixed by Jef Gilson. It features a myriad of instruments (trumpet, bells, percussions, trombone, Pakistani horn, flute shénaï, Tibetan conch shell, double horn, horn of ramadan, cymbals, cornet, harmonium, whistles, balloon, ropes, explosives. A true masterpiece of deep listening. TOP copy, impossible to upgrade upon. Price: Offers!!!!
133. JAN DUKES de GREY: “Mice and Rats In the Loft” (Transatlantic – TRA-234) (Record: Near Mint - with NO heat mark - really clean vinyl with only one or two sleeve lines barely visible/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent with attached plastic inner - has a tiny drill hole in center that does not stand out). TOP COPY, 1st original UK pressing, record is the cleanest ever with NO heat mark! In one word, this disc is massive. Loose and raw, this LP possesses a built-in sense of intuitive taste which gives it immediacy and potency with everything flying frenziedly around, pregnant with a furious torrent. It ranges right up there with classics like Comus' First Utterance and Simon Finn's Pass the Distance, Jan Dukes De Grey's 1971 LP Mice and Rats in the Loft is a brilliant work of psychedelic folk with a seething undercurrent of malevolence. After their first album, the duo of Derek Noy and Michael Bairstow enlisted drummer Denis Conlan into their ranks and quickly disposed all notions of pop song craft to which they might have initially aspired. The final result was this beast, opening up with an un-commercial 19-minute sidelong "Sun Symphonica," a dervishly dynamic work of epic genius, fusing together a hippie paean to the sun with progressively darker and more twisted realms of sonic dementia. Infused with references to medieval idioms popular in British folk of this period and impregnating it all with a fireball energy that opens up whole sonic vistas you never dreamt were there. Axe wielding 12-string guitar, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, recorder, harmonica and a dizzying assortment of percussion, the trio plays with the eager of an experienced free jazz ensemble, excreting two sides opening up like a suite rising in intensity and energy until something just have to give due to the lysergic potion it all got stewed in. As "Sun Symphonica" trudges on through its many moods and phases, it gradually becomes clear that a distinctly pagan formula is at work, busting its true for virtual anonymity. By the 15-minute mark, the track is a swirling maelstrom of simmering instrumental fragments flying around the stereo channels in a lunatic dance, as the "sunshine" mantra returns once more. Side two sees the song experiences a radical break with structure and turns into a seething echo chamber of wicked guitar improvisation. The final track is also by far the strangest, the eight-minute title track, which creates a hypnotic whirlpool of electric fuzz guitar The energy and ferocity which have been mounting since the needle hit the first groove slowly accumulating in an almost vertical assent which comes on like a whirlwind. with musical behemoth’s energies peaked to the fullest. Just jaw droppingly great and rare as peglegged golem on Christmas eve. Top copy!! Hard to upgrade upon this one. Price: Offers!!!!
134. JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: “Surrealistic Pillow” (RCA Victor – LPM-3766) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint – still in original shrink). Bloody rare US 1967 ORIGINAL MONO press in NM condition!!! Top copy, 1st original US pressing. Second LP by the Airplane and it cemented their reputation as one of the finest acts to seep out of the Bay area at that time. Although that at the time the critic Robert Christgau slagged it off as “an amplified Peter, Paul & Mary” album, the general consensus is that it is a psychedelic classic and I fully have to share myself behind that opinion. “Surrealistic Pillow” is wicked; Slick’s vocals are a welcome replacement for Signe Anderson and gels perfectly well with Kaukonen’s acid spiked guitar play, Cassidy’s bubbling bass pulsations and Balin’s balladeering vocals. A classic that should have a prominent place in any collection. Top copy first US pressing, still housed in original shrink-wrap. MONO pressings are damned scarce on the ground and most copies floating around are in questionable condition. This one here is a very first original pressing, sleeve still housed on original shrink and the disc itself seems virtually unplayed and is also in absolutely TOP condition. Impossible to ever find a better one or needing an upgrade. Best copy possible. Price: Offers!!!

135. JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: “Surrealistic Pillow” (Victor – SHP-5640) (Record: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ MINT/ OBI: Mint). Bloody rare 1st press original all complete with never seen before first issue obi!!! CLEANEST copy ever, impossible to upgrade upon, jacket is inside virginally white, obi is untouched and record has had any play at all. So conservatively graded this one is Near Mint ~ MINT condition all the way, a true sight for soar eyes. Original 1968 Japanese press of this quintessential album. Comes with Japan only gatefold version with completely different back cover design. Historical disc that may not be missing from any collection. Best copy ever of this rare Japanese first press. Kaukonen is again all over the place and stellar. MINT COPY....they do not exist better than this one here so serious offers invited for this one. Price: Offers!!!

136. JEFFERSON AIRPLANE:Hippie No Shuchou - After Bathing At Baxter’s” (Japan Victor SHP 5684 – Japan only 1968 issue) (Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Record: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Bloody rare Japan ONLY Jefferson Airplane release, complete with never seen/ never offered before 1st issue OBI present. This is only the 2nd time ever I can have an all complete copy with obi. J.A’s After Bathing At Baxter's in Japan only laminated psychedelic gatefold cover. Only '68 first pressing has this cool sleeve. A really beautiful copy of this subliminal West Coast acid drenched psych monster. This is the original Japanese press, released in 1968, housed in a totally different mind blowing cover designed by Tanaami Keiichi. A real sight for soar eyes that NEVER surfaces. Almost, if not a full-blown XXX rarity that is so rarely offered for sale. Great condition and the jacket has no storage or ring ware whatsoever. Comes with the OBI, making this copy complete. Copy with obi has never been offered for sale anywhere before. Price: Offers!!!

137. JERUSALEM: “S/T” (Deram/ King Records – DL-41) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Freakingly rare Japan 1st original press issue complete with never offered for sale before FIRST ISSUE OBI. Top condition. Original 1972 Japan pressing. Produced by Deep Purple's Ian Gillan, this UK outfit’s 1972 album is an excellent display of early 70's UK heavy rock recorded at Ian's own Kingsway Studio. Lengthy tracks (typical of the era) like "Hooded Eagle" follow the Leafhound/May Blitz school of UK progressive/ psych hard rock bands while "I See the Light" is a shorter heavy 3 minute romp. This was certainly the heaviest album to appear on Deram label. The band's raunchy, unpolished and brutal rock was way ahead of its time and therefore they failed to make it and break through into the air-headed mainstream junk. As primarily a live band they gigged throughout Europe and shared the same stage as bands such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Status Quo. And live they generated up a storm because they were different, raw and unbridled and spoiled by any commercial success. Right from the opening track on the mood is set, heavy riffing, snarling and wailing vox flashing through, amphetamine fueled guitar antics, killer bee rhythm section and a totally wasted overall approach. They could easily rival Black Sabbath and Purple at that time but for some reason that is beyond my comprehension they failed to attain the same stature, instead doomed for a eternal existence as a footnote in British heavy psych/ hard rock’ history. Awesome record and getting impossibly rare these days especially if you want a copy in such a near pristine condition as this one here. First issue Japanese pressing with OBI is seriously rare, never turns up. Best condition imaginable. Price: Offers!!!!!

138. KAJI MEIKO: “Gincho Watari Tori” (Teichiku Records – CF-13) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Circular Kake-Obi: Mint) Impossibly rare Kaji Meiko LP, the only complete copy I ever encountered all complete with the OBI. Copies without obi are common, but an all complete one with copy just has never turned up and is seriously rare. Original 1970 first press issue. Readers of the list will by now be familiar with Kaji Meiko popping up in its pages but probably this item is one you have rarely seen. It is also the single most hard to get Kaji Meiko album, one that almost never turns up in good or pristine condition. First of all the music is one of the best she has ever recorded, sweet oozing eroticism, delinquent slow burning mind benders and low flying psyched angelic vocalizations. Next to that there is the total eye-blinding cover art, Meiko fully adorned in kimono slowly proceeding towards you. Stunningly beautiful and stunning condition. Fold out Jacket. The disc contains some of her greatest Showa and Taisho infested songs fueled up with burning fuzz leads and sweltering orchestrations. Superb copy of the almost impossible to trace and utterly rare but nevertheless much in demand Kaji Meiko album. Kaji Meiko released a string of albums but she started out on Teichiku Records. This disc is from her beginning period and marks her at her all time best and most glorious effort. Delicate ballads and kayokyoku styled songs, sung in her highly erotic and stunning voice that gets backed up by some jazzy session musicians, all complete with the additional strings and electric guitar and fuzz ripping insertions, making it that her songs deviate from the traditional and ordinary Kayokyoku path and dabble a bit with psychy influences. She was one of the original hippie chicks’ way back in 1967, together with Wada Akiko, so it shows. Apart from that all is also one of God’s most stunningly creatures ever to roam the face of the earth. Extremely sought after and great record by this actress/ singer who got international mondo cult fame through her Sasori and Lady Snowblood movie flicks during the mid-seventies. Never offered before all complete copy with obi, so give me your best shot on this one-off opportunity. Price: Offers!!!!
139. KAK: “S/T” (Epic – BN-26429) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint with no ring wear at all, no damages, has small minimal crease only). Original 1st US pressing. Top condition copy! At its best this is as good as West Coast psychedelia ever got, with exceptional musicianship and a wide, spacey mix in which each instrument has plenty of room to breathe. Key cuts include the short, sharp opener ‘HCO 97658’, the wah-wah heavy ‘Everything’s Changing’, the stinging blues ‘Disbelievin’’, the mellow, spaced-out ‘Lemonaide Kid’ and the mighty ‘Electric Sailor’. The latter is one of the era’s lost masterpieces, with a thrash-metal riff, ace lyrics and a scorching double-tracked guitar break adding up to make one of the most exciting acid rock songs imaginable. Elsewhere there’s a couple of decent country-tinged ballads, a couple more rockers and an effective mini-epic entitled ‘Trieulogy’. The performances are a little ragged, but that adds to the LP’s charm, and guitarist Dehner Patten is a mighty fine exponent of the wah-wah.” (RMJ – Endless Trip). A totally classic guitar driven West Coast psych gem. Top condition copy, next to impossible to upgrade upon. So because the condition of this one is so outstanding it needs your best shot. Price: Offers!!!
140. KAN MIKAMI: “Jûkyû Sai Nikka Getsu Jûroku Nichi Yoru” (Mikami Komuten 1~2) (2 LP SET: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Booklet: Mint) One word, monster private press rarity out of Japan, which came out as a numbered edition of only 100 copies. Second time ever I actually have & see a copy of this loner acid folk beast. Totally mint copy of this private press acid folk monster, one of the rarest discs of lately. Without a single doubt one of the rarest and most sought after Japanese acid folk artifacts is this fan club only subscription record by Mikami Kan, released as a numbered edition of only 100 copies, housed in hand drawn jackets. I have only seen this disc 2 times. Rare as hell and I doubt that you will see this one popping up on e-gay or on any list any time soon, probably never since no copies were never shipped abroad. The recording itself dates from 1970, recorded at the legendary Shibuya hangout Station’70. Here, merely 19 years old, avant-folk gut howler Mikami hurls out songs of lust, anger, blood and rage, sounding at one moment fierce, violent and sensual at the other. Killer stuff and rare as hell. Totally mint copy. Bleak, gripping and angst-ridden folk songs, cross-mutating with Mikami’s rural background, his love for twisted and sake drenched Enka songs and counter-cultural antics. Highest recommendation. One of the rarest acid folk/ psych folk/ and loner folk gems to seep out of Japan. Hardly no one has a copy of this beast, this copy is top shelf, mint as a virgin’s ass, so need some wrist slashing and gut wrenching offers in order to let this beast go, one off chance I reckon. Price: Offers!!!!
140. KHAN JAMAL: “Drum Dance To The Motherland” (Dog Town Records) (Record: Near Mint/ Hand Made Paste On Sleeve with front & back slicks: Excellent ‾ Near Mint, no defects just some faint mildew aging spots visible here and there). Stupidly rare US original pressing in top shape. Do not kid yourself, a copy of khan Jamal's Drum Dance to the motherland is so rare that original copies only surface sporadically to put it mildly. Released on the obscure Philadelphia label Dogtown, Drum Dance to the Motherlandhas always been a sought after collector's item of early 70s underground free jazz. Literally underground: it was recorded in a basement coffeehouse in October 1972, & features Jamal on vibraphone, marimba & clarinet, Alex Ellison & Dwight James on drums, percussion & clarinet, Billy Mills on bass & Fender bass, & Monnette Sudler on guitar & percussion. As the title already suggests, there is plenty of deep African groove on display and splattered all over, but a large part of the signature sound palette was created thanks to the input of sound engineer Mario Falana. His use of reverb is so outstanding that the album sounds nothing like any of the other extended riff workouts that appeared in the early 70s when free jazz took off and began to attract attention. “There's not another record on the planet that sounds even remotely like this eccentric, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. In its improbable fusion of free jazz expressionism, black psychedelia, & full-on dub-like production techniques, Drum Dance remains a bracingly powerful outsider statement thirty-four years after it was recorded live at the catacombs club in Philadelphia in 1972. Comparisons to Sun Ra, King Tubby, Phil Cohran & Byg/Actuel merely hint at the cosmic otherness conjured by the band & by recording engineer Mario Falana's real-time "enhancements." The original edition of three hundred copies, issued by Jamal in 1973 was barely distributed outside the city's limits. Since then Drum Dance has assumed a mythic status among the very few aficionados, e-bay mutants, & heads who know of it at all.” (Eremite) Overall, the whole performance sounds akin to Sun Ra’s farthest-reaching, hallucinatory journeys such as Atlantisand Strange Strings, but informed as well by dub and experimental rock. Very rarely has an album straddled the line between primal and technological with such grace and sensibility. Stupidly rare original pressing in top shape. Price: Offers!!!
141. KING CRIMSON: “In The Wake Of Poseidon” (Atlantic Japan – P-8104A) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Rock Age Flower Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Mint). One of the rarest Japanese domestic pressings with the rock age flower obi is this one by King Crimson. Original copies never turn up, let alone in such a perfect mint condition as this one. Only the very 1st issues came with the flower obi, this copy is dead mint on all fronts. Never turned up in quantity, rare forever. Price: Offers!!!!!
142. The KINKS: “Kinks Part I Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround” (Pye/ Columbia Records Japan – YS-2456-Y) (Record: Near Mint ‾ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Insert: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Obi: Mint). Stupidly rare original Japanese pressing all complete with rare obi. The whole affair is in stunning condition, gatefold sleeve is virginally white with no blemishes, obi is like new and the record looks untouched. Probably the best copy around in this galaxy. Price: Offers!!!
143. KIRIKYOGEN: “Kuni Kawauchi To Kare No Tomodachi” (London/King Records - SKK(L)-3003) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint). TOP COPY!! Incredible bloody rare first press original. First pressings copies never surface here in Japan and this is the very first time I could lay my eyes and hands upon a copy. Second and third pressings of the mid and late seventies due surface from times but original pressings just never. And this copy is a solid keeper in excellent condition. Kirikyogen was one of those one-time-off Japanese super groups erected by mastermind and Happenings Four leader Kawauchi Kuni who assembled around himself some key players out of the Flower Travellin' Band such as vocalist Joe Yamanaka and guitar gunslinger Ishima Hideki. Kirikyôgen was a short-lived session quartet, composed out of the Happenings Four members Kuni Kawauchi and Chito Kawauchi and two Flower Traveling Band participants, Joe Yamanaka and Ishima Hideki. Their sole recorded output “Kuni Kawauchi To Kare No Tomodachi” consisted out of several compositions, written by all the four members and completed with Kuni Kawauchi's lyrics. Music and text-wise the album bears some structural resemblance to the Happenings Four album “The Long Trip” (1971), although that Kirikyôgen's effort appeared one year earlier than the former and one month after the release of the Flower Traveling Band's debut “Anywhere”. It is said that Ishima Hideki wasn't at all satisfied with “Anywhere” since his individuality as a guitarist was restricted to merely copying foreign songs, how well executed they may be. With the Kirikyôgen project he could surmount these formal restrictions and concentrate more on his own individual playing, an element that afterwards would fully translate itself with the Flower Traveling Band's second release “Satori”, which possessed a more adulterated and original sound as compared to “Anywhere”. So seen against that background it is certain that Kirikyôgen influenced and left its imprint upon the Flower Traveling Band, although that Kirikyôgen failed to attain the big public success of its affiliated brotherly outfit. The lyrics, displaying the dissolute worldview of Kawauchi, were hurled out and given shape by the powerful vocals of Joe Yamanaka and underscored Ishima's idiosyncratic guitar play. But in the midst of the Japanese rock movement lead by the Happy End, almost nobody paid any attention to their sonic endeavors, causing their sole recorded output to be engulfed by the cracks of time. In retrospect, “Kuni Kawauchi to Kare no Tomodachi” cannot but be regarded as an excellent session album depicting some of the New Rock's key participants on a collision course in search for musical originality. The album still stands as one of the prime examples of that era that succeeded in merging musical vision with audacious skillfulness and lyrical originality. Bloody rare and mind blowingly great. Cleanest and best copy I have seen in decades. Price: Offers!!!
144. KLUSTER:Klopfzeichen” (Schwann ams Studio – ams-studio-511) (Record: Near Mint/ Gimmick Jacket: Excellent with no defects but only some minimal hazing/ Poster Insert: Excellent as it has a folding crease and a few wrinkles). Original 1st pressing out of 1970 in top condition housed in hard plastic relief jacket. Really a nice condition copy without any defects. Sole defect is some barely visible hazing on bottom of hard plastic sleeve!!!! I guess you know the drill and deal about this record so I am gonna cut it short. This beauty was released in a tiny run of only 200 copies back in 1970 and all-complete and clean copies are such a bitch to dig up these days. Top copy, record is near Mint all the way, the always-missing poster is also present and has a folding crease but no pinholes. The hard plastic sleeve is clean without defects only has some minor hazing. Really a very clean copy out there, EX〜NM all the way and next-to-impossible to upgrade upon this one. Music is a real head-caving brain sucker that keeps on resonation through the deserted canyons of your vacant mind!!! Price: Offers!!!!!
145. KLUSTER: “Zwei Osterei” (Schwann ams Studio – ams-studio-512) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gimmick Plastic Relief Jacket: Mint/ Poster Insert: Mint). TOP COPY!!! Dead stock untouched & unplayed copy, best condition imaginable!!! Original 1st pressing out of 1971 in top condition housed in hard plastic relief jacket. I guess you know the drill and deal about this record so I am gonna cut it short. If interested make me a serious offer I cannot refuse and the disc is yours. Probably one of the best copies out there of the band’s debut so only bloody serious offers please. Top copy, both record and jacket do not come any better than this one here. A very experimental music for two long improvisations made of new sounds with acoustic instruments, amplifiers, echo-machines and microphones. The compositions are near to sound installations for contemporary art gallery. The progressive exploration appears in the way the conventional instruments are used (isolated from their original source due to amplifiers and tape manipulations). In this modern electric experimental work, the inter-media artist Conrad Schnitzler is accompanied by his two friends from Zodiak Club (Moebius & Roedelius). The first track is a dark pro-electronic composition with linear cello themes, aleatoric percussions and feedback, cracking organ sounds. Very repetitive and hypnotic. The version includes "religious" and "dramatic" narratives in German. The second track is purely instrumental with the same percussive, metallic and complex texture. A concrete, "chaotic" and noisy proto-electronic work! Surely too avant-garde for many prog-heads but it remains a classic.” (Prog Archives). Top copy, mint condition and above all, head-splitting amazing music. Totally essential. Originally released in a tiny edition of only 200 copies and this one here is just perfect on all fronts. Totally virginal condition. Price: Offers!!
146. KOSUGI TAKEHISA & SHINOZAKI AYAKO: “Harp no Koten” (Columbia – OP-7064-N) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Mint). Freakingly rare 1st original pressing from 1974!!!! Never surfaces. First original pressing housed in a totally different jacket as opposed to the more common 2nd pressing which came out on Denon and came housed in a tasteless jacket art. The 1st press does not surface at all, first time ever I have a copy to spare of this rarity. Comes with totally different cover artwork. All was recorded on 25 and 26 of June, 1973 at the Columbia studios. Side A consists of the tracks “Stanza II”, a composition by Toru Takemitsu out of 1971 and Katsuhiro Tsubono's “Poem for Lin” of 1972. On these tracks, young harpist Ayako Shinozaki steals the show on her own by delicately birthing out electronically treated harp sounds that take the timbral range of to previously unattained heights of sonic extravaganza. On “Stanza”, Shinozaki creates a drone on her harp she enriched by tape manipulated sounds that bounce of straight into the heights of a deep-throbbing ionosphere reaching far beyond the known Copernican universe. By the time she steers into “Poem for Lin”, Shinozaki allows some improvisational playing to interact with the original score and enriches her harp sounds by adding rattles, bell sounds resembling diminutive esoteric Buddhist percussive accents and austere meandering vocal sounds that fuse neatly in and out of focus. By doing so she is able to touch down on some cold metagalaxy composed out of primitive celestial bodies. By the time one gets to side B for things really begin to take of into another dimension. Here one gets treated to the sidelong composition “Heterodyne” by Kosugi Takehisa (1973) and on this one Kosugi executes it himself while being flanked by Shinozaki on harp. Here it is that the sonic extravaganza gets adrift in a pulsating, ever revolving universe of coalescing asteroids. Like “Catch Wave”, it really sounds like the final frontier or the homogenetic mass that preceded the big bang. In short, this composition is really the piece de resistance with Kosugi in full swing, surfing the sound and radio waves with his heavily-processed violin sounds, a sonic Walhalla where alternating currents of different frequencies are combined to produce new frequencies, the sum and difference of the original frequencies. This was something he had worked with on earlier recordings and continued to be important through later works. The interaction with Shinozaki takes on an almost extra-terrestrial shape and floats off in between electronic pulses and complex slowly evolving sound waves. Utterly breathtaking. Never offered for sale before 1st pressing and never seen before edition that will leave you baffled and stunned with disbelief. Highest recommendation. Price: Offers!!!!!
147. LA MONTE YOUNG: “Theatre of Eternal Music” (No Label – DH-1001) (Record: Near Mint/ Silk Screened jacket: Mint). Japan only 200-copy silk-screened LP in superb sound quality. This copy is hand-numbered as 52/200. Without a doubt the rarest of all La Monte Young bootlegs around and also one that contains the most revered works captured in stunning sound quality. The material is all recorded in the early 1960s and the track listing is as follows: “Bb Dorian Blues” (line-up: La Monte Young on soprano sax; Marian Zazeela voice; Terry Jennings on soprano sax; Tony Conrad violin, John Cale viola; Angus Maclise hand drums), “Pre-Tortoise Dream Music” (La Monte Young soprano sax; Marian Zazeela voice; Terry Jennings soprano sax, Tony Conrad violin and John Cale viola) and the side-long “The Tortoise, His Dreams and Journeys” (La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela: sine waves, voices; Tony Conrad violin and John Cale viola). Without a doubt these recordings capture the subliminal line-up of the Theatre of Eternal Music, Jennings, Conrad, Cale and Maclise are all present. The music is out of this world and the record as an artifact itself is as you could already gather rare as gold dust. Top copy, silk-screened and hand numbered to only 200 copies. Japanese pressing out of the late eighties/ early nineties. Gorgeous and bound never to cross your path again. Act now and hold your peace forever. Price: Price: Offers!!!!
148. LA MONTE YOUNG: “Sunday AM Blues/ Bb Dorian/ The Well Tuned Piano/ Map of 49’s Dream” (No Label) (2 LP Set: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint, still in shrink). Superb high quality recording 2 LP set, released in a miniscule run back in 1992. Only the 2nd time in 10 years I see a copy of this magnificent & crystal clear La Monte Young recording that features LEE KONITZ!!!! The records (one white label, one black label) come in a single die cut white sleeve with a Xerox pasted to the shrink-wrap, indicating just the track titles. No further info given on the release. One of the best La Monte Young recordings out there, crystal clear sound recording that surpasses even his official releases. Damned rare and kick ass minimal droned out sounds. The addition of Lee Konitz to the line-up is pure magic! Price: Offers!!!!
149. LACY, STEVE: “Sortie” (GTA Records – GT LP-1002) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Italian only 1966 Italy only issue that later down the line was reissued in other country with alternated sleeve art. This is the genuine first original pressing in awesome condition!! Sortie is quite a rare Italian album from Steve Lacy – featuring a quartet with Enrico Rava on trumpet, Kent Carter on bass, and Aldo Romano on drums – the same group on Lacy's Disposability album, but with the excellent addition of trumpet – which gives the music an even more powerful sound! The mixture of Lacy's soprano and Rava's trumpet is wonderful – and Carter and Romano are on fire in terms of their rhythms – post-Monk, post-Ornette, but also maybe still with more structure than some of the free jazz generation to come – a great balance that really draws some soulful currents from Lacy's horn. Titles include "Black Elk", "Helmy", "Fork New York", "Living T Blues", and "Sortie". Damned rare original pressing of stellar free improvisation LP by Lacy and cohorts, indispensable! Price: Offers!!!
150. LACY, STEVE: “Steve Lacy Solo at Mandara” (ALM Records – AL-5) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Top copy that comes with always missing insert. The rarest of Lacy’s recordings. Recorded live from a solo concert at the famed Mandara live house in Tokyo’s Kichijoji district on June 8, 1975, it depicts Lacy at his finest hour ever. It was Lacy’s first even gig in Tokyo and the material on display here was taken from the second set of that evening. Enfant terrible, music critic and writer Aquirax Aida, who invited Lacy over to Japan and staged some concerts for him, organized the whole affair. It was here at this gig that Lacy debuted Snips and Stabs. His first adventure in Japan was without a doubt the most daring and astonishing of all his trips over there. He was then tapping into still virginal territory, mapping out the boundaries of his own still developing playing and touching reputedly on magic and greatness that only a very few can even dream off of possibly attaining, but Lacy did it. Of the five splendid albums produced during his first trip over there, only Distant Voices made it as a CD reissue. Other much desired ones like this one here, possibly his rarest one (esp. in mint condition) is craved for by many but only actually seen by a very few select avid music fans. “Steve Lacy Solo at Mandara” is in a way a bit like Van Gogh’s stunningly colorful paintings or like a surreal Dali coming to life through sound. He blows out a gently myriad sound by playing an instrument – the soprano saxophone -, which has had few real icons. But Lacy truly was an icon for the instrument and singlehandedly rescued it from obscurity, giving it a potent voice in the avant-garde. Simply stuff of legends. Hideously rare LP, released in an edition of 300 copies according to Mr. Kojima and copies complete with obi in such nice nick as this baby here simply do not turn up. First copy in a long time I can clutch my fingers around. An obscured dead cold classic. Massive and certainly one of those Holy Records in my Free Jazz top ten. TOP condition!!! Price: Offers!!!!
151. LACY, STEVE with KOSUGI TAKEHISA and TAKAHASHI YUJI: “Distant Voices” (Columbia – YX-7085) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). “Distant Voices” is one of the rarest items in Kosugi'sand Steve Lacy’s lengthy discography. Originally recorded in 1974 and released in 1975,“Distant Voices” sees Kosugi joining forces with Steve Lacy and Yuji Takahashi. The disc is considered to be one of Lacy's most radical pieces ever recorded, materialized when he came to Japan for the first time and the interaction between these three key avant-garde players sounds like a more defractured and demented version of the Taj Mahal Travelers on a trip down to Transylvania. This first adventure in Japan by Lacy was without a doubt the most daring and astonishing of all his trips over there. Of the five splendid albums produced when in Japan, this is the most ethereal one. Kosugi’s echo-drenched violin manipulations and its clutch of haunting reverberations fog up Takahashi’s skeleton undercurrent piano playing, only to get flanked by Lacy’s aspirational soprano sax noodlings that surge up out the concealed depths of space. The three of them engage by doing so in a very subtle form of downers/laxatives induced trench warfare, where the tiniest gestures trigger apocalyptic ever-evolving waves of exploratory sound. The panoramic undulation of ever floating sounds glide in return without much effort and through a carefully ignited impulse on the surface of a fluid whisper that is busy folding and manipulating space. The whole affair is fueled by an intuitive approach, existing on its own plane, both impervious to and not responsible for trends of any kind. The trio’s sonics are just brimful of poetic resonance coupled to a shamanistic sense of poetry. Much desired by collectors and music geeks, this LP is a bit like Van Gogh's stunningly colorful paintings; many have heard of it but very few have actually seen the real thing: Steve Lacy, Takehisa Kosugi and Yuji Takahashi did not sell many, but… it does not make the music any less angelic. The disc is needles to say rare beyond belief and does not turn up, it just does not…until now! It's amazing music. One of those Holy Grails many are after but very few seem to encounter. Has been agessince I can offer a spare of this record. Massive and out of this world. Great Copy and sounding better (after comparison) as opposed to the recent resissue. Killer slide, getting impossibly rare. Price: Offers!!!
152. LACY, STEVE: “Torments – Solo In Kyoto” (Morgue – Morgue-01) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent – discoloration around spine and mild storage wear visible. No splits or damages). Great copy of the rarest of Lacy’s recordings. Recorded live from a solo concert at the Silk Hall Kyoto in Kyoto on July 6, 1975, it depicts Lacy at his finest hour ever. It was Lacy’s first ever gig in Kyoto and the material on display here was taken from the first set of that evening. Enfant terrible, music critic and writer Aquirax Aida, who invited Lacy over to Japan and staged some concerts for him, organized the whole affair and eventually released this in 1979 on his own Morgue label, in a very tiny edition of about 200 copies only. His first adventure in Japan was without a doubt the most daring and astonishing of all his trips over there. He was then tapping into still virginal territory, mapping out the boundaries of his own still developing playing and touching reputedly on magic and greatness that only a very few can even dream off of possibly attaining, but Lacy did it. Of the five splendid albums produced during his first trip over there, only Distant Voices made it as a CD reissue. Other much desired ones like this one here, possibly his rarest one is craved for by many but only actually seen by a very few select avid music fans. “Steve Lacy – Torments – Solo in Kyoto” is in a way a bit like Van Gogh’s stunningly colorful paintings or like a surreal Dali coming to life through sound. He blows out a gently myriad sound by playing an instrument – the soprano saxophone – which has had few real icons. But Lacy truly was an icon for the instrument and singlehandedly rescued it from obscurity, giving it a potent voice in the avant-garde. Simply stuff of legends. Hideously rare LP, released in an edition of 200 copies according to Mr. Kojima and copies in such nice nick as this baby here simply do not turn up. First copy I can clutch my fingers around. An obscured dead cold classic. Massive and certainly one of those Holy Records in my Free Jazz top ten. Fair reserve price due to slightly lesser sleeve at EX condition. Price: Offers!!!!
153. LACY, STEVE – The STEVE LACY SEXTET: “The Wire” (Columbia Records – YX-7553-ND) (Record: Excellent ‾ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Bloody rare all complete Japan only issue with OBI and insert. Recorded in 1975 but not released until 1977, The Wire ranks amongst one of Lacy’s finest recordings and his rarest to seep out of Japan, all complete with obi. So far an all-complete copy with obi has not been offered before ever so…. Improvising and playing his own compositions with the cream of the cream of the creative Japanese scene. The Wire was recorded in 1975 recording by a Japanese sextet that included Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, Masahiko Satoh on piano, Masahiko Togashi on percussion, Keiki Midorikawa on cello and bass, Yoshio Ikeda on bass, and Motoharu Yoshizawa on bass. If you note a preponderance of low-frequency strings, you are correct! Although clearly identifiable as ‘free jazz’, there are strong compositions and structures to accompany the wild improvisation. The way the Togashi, Midorikawa, Satoh, Yoshisawa and Ikeda are dealing with the material and the music is astonishing. The interacting seems to really fit the way that the compositional material is constructed. The string dominated sound of he group works extremely well with the sole sax playing by maestro Lacy. Top condition original pressing all complete with insert and hardly ever seen OBI, so make your best move ‘cause this one hardly ever surfaces all pristine & complete with obi in all its glory… Price: Offers!!!
154. The LAUNCHERS: “Oasy Ookoku” (Toshiba Records – TP-7345) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent). Bloody rare Japan first original pressing all complete with rare obi. White label & red wax pressed PROMO issue. The second, final and rarest Launchers album, following their “Free Association” LP, was released on September 1st, 1969. Although their debut was quite nice, the Launchers surpassed themselves with “Oasy Ookoku”, turning their sound into a fully fledged Japanese pop psych masterpiece, that rubs shoulders with the best recordings that seeped out of the UK at that time, maybe even surpassing most of them!! Bold statement maybe but upon diving into this one, you get hit by an abundance of ideas that get shaped into a perfectly executed sonic language. Spearheaded Osamu Kitajima, whose alter ego is Justin Heathcliff and later becoming the spin doctor of Fumio & Osamu (Shin Chugoku), the Launchers surpass on this one the straight jacket of being a mere GS (Group Sounds – Japanese garage) band and mutated into a hybrid sonic marvel that balances – successfully - the tightrope in between garage/ pop psych and sheer psychedelia. The record is blessed with an intoxicatingly kaleidoscopic and exploratory sound, lysergic in its sonic vocabulary and is busy with folding and manipulating space and morphing it all into highly accomplished consummate art endowed with eye and ear-filling beauty! Orchestrations, swirling vox, brilliantly executed instrumental jams, intoxicated fazed out vocals, Sgt Pepper induced eloquent ornamentations and cosmic phrasing, jungle shoot-outs, soaring fuzzed out guitars that pop in and out of the mix, and other assorted sounds acting like acupuncture darts aimed at your aural pleasure spots, it is all here. Brilliant and largely undetected and overlooked masterpiece. And for those who care about stuff like rarity scales, Pokora's book lists this one for only 2 stars, but sadly I have to inform you that this one is so much rarer than merely 2 stars! Especially all complete with OB and white label promo on red wax in top condition. In all these years, it is the first time I have a copy of this gem all-complete. Top condition and so bloody awesome!!! Price: Offers!!!!
155. LAURELIE: “S/T” (Triangle Productions – BE-920249) (Record: Near Mint has one tiny barely visible hairline on side one/ Jacket: Near Mint). Top condition for one of Belgians scarcest LP’s to dig up in perfect nick. This copy is perfect all the way. Released on the legendary Belgian "Triangle" label in 1970. Together with Irish Coffee and Waterloo one of the most sought after progressive groups from the early seventies Belgian rock scene. 1970 psych progressive rock from this Belgian group in the vein of Jethro Tull, Traffic, Cressida, Moody Blues and the like. This minor psych-prog masterpiece (with plenty of nice flute parts) was still rooted in the late 60's songwriting tradition, when condensed tracks were preferred over improvisations. On the other hand, an amazing (and 10-minutes long) opening track was typical progressive offering - with ever-changing moods and lots of guitar, Hammond organ, fuzz guitar and flute interplay. Next to impossible to score in Mint condition, this copy is just perfect all the way. Price: Offers!!!!
156. LE CORBUSIER: “L’architecture Contemporaine” (Realisations Sonores Hugues Desalle – 27-8-65) (Record: Excellent/ Jacket: Excellent). Freakingly rare beyond belief original 1965 pressing!!! Subtitled as “A Haute Voix le Corbusier Un Genie Nous Legue Son Testament Spirituel”… and it neatly covers the load of this highly historical and stupefying recording. Recorded 2 months before his death at his house in Boulogne and released shortly thereafter. Here Le Corbusier – one of the most highly refined architects of the 20th century and designer of state of the art furniture speaks from his own house he designed, seated on his own designed and constructed terrace (of which he was immensely proud) in the burning hot sun speaking in a confidence, spontaneity and in an extraordinary lust for life kind of manner – even when he knew the end was only looming too near. He is found saying, “je serai bientot dans le zones celestes” while sipping his beloved Pastis. At times his voice is painful, as he has to push for air to go through his heart. He was already severely sick at this point and knew this would be his last statement. But even after such moments of pain, he does find his powerful force again and goes on to enlighten you on his youth, his days as a young man, his adventures, his fights, his view on the world and of course his architecture and his poetry. In short, this aural documentary – the sole left behind by Le Corbusier – sheds some light on 50 years of grandeur, research, poetry and invention, since these are the roots of contemporary architecture that the old master has given us. Just blood curdlingly amazing. As rare as – if not even rarer – the Yves Klein LP. Never seen or offered before, this is a true rarity. Comes with a bonus Xenakis 7 inch. Price: Offers!!!!
157. LIMBUS 3: “New Atlantis” (CPM – S-001) (Record: Near Mint/ Flimsy Gatefold Jacket: Excellent, has some few faint mildew stains against white background). Original German private pressing out of 1969. Heralding from Karlsruhe and Heidelberg, sub-titled “Cosmic Music Experience, Limbus 3 (later down the line, they would rename themselves as Limbus 4 and record the more avant-garde oriented “Mandalas) was conceived in 1969 and originally released as a private pressing in tiny numbers. University students at the time, Limbus 3 musical voyage dwelled into the realms of ethnic induced psychedelic maelstrom improvisations while touching on ad hoc avant-garde elements and tumbling down instrumental excursions into deep cave man territory. With track titles such as “One-way Trip”, “Breughel’s Hochzeitstanz”, “Valiha” and the sidelong “New-Atlantis”, you can hardly go wrong. Excellent mind bender and hard to come by these days. Original German private pressing in top shape. Price: Offers!!
158. LIMBUS 4: “Mandalas” (Ohr – OMM-56001) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Gimmick Jacket: Mint/ Attached Imprinted Original Balloon: Mint). Original German pressing in TOP condition (like new) with the 56 number. Comes with gimmick gatefold jacket with opening door in middle that housed balloon. Has also the earliest matrix numbers printed into the dead wax ending in S-1 and S-2!!!! First LP by the Limbus 4 combo but their second recorded outing if you include their previous incarnation as Limbus 3. As their newly appointed name insinuates, this once three piece collective has invited Matthias Knieper to join the band. As a quartet, the combo goes into overdrive and spins out an ethno-free-form psychedelic communal jam that quickly gathers momentum due to the addition of the glorious and highly addictive but infamous Kazoo as an instrument to their sound palette. While jamming away, the group manages to blow into an intriguing interplay of squawking and bleating spectrum from numerous species of woodwind/ string with the monotonous, almost throbbing tribal percussion. It gets further spiced up with the ever-present swirling organs, texturing a surreal backdrop to give a little warmth to the otherwise harsh reality. The whole affair comes over like one massive cosmic ethnic improvisation. A unique album that ranks amongst the most adventurous ever released by Ohr. In all it is a quite trippy affair that is on display here and one of the best Krautrock discs to have seen the light of day on the Ohr label. Fantastic!! Bloody rare 1st press with gimmick jacket with the imprinted balloon attached. It is said that only 50 copies of these came with the balloon complete so – a bitch to dig up an all-complete original. TOP COPY 1st original pressing in pristine shape. Price: Offers!!!!
159. LITTER: “Distortions” (Warick Productions Minneapolis – UR5M-1939) (Record: Side A is VG++ ~ EX with some faint hairlines that do not affect the play and which are visible under bright light – B-Side is Excellent/ Jacket: Near Mint, with no ring wear and defects, perfect sleeve). Absolutely beautiful condition of all time awesome garage/ psych private press shredder!!! Most copies are trashed or have some condition issues, this one is in the really nice with only a couple of paper sleeve lines on side A. Original US copy of monster garage psych. The whole adventure kick starts with “Action Woman” and never lets loose until the last groove. Adrenaline blast to the max. They were one of the few garage bands to invest enough energy and imagination into their interpretations to make a cover-heavy LP that is just indispensable. "Action Woman" is here, and they go about tackling, and sometimes dismantling, numbers like the Small Faces' "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" and the Who's "A Legal Matter" (both of which were barely known in the U.S. at this point, incidentally). "I'm a Man," though based on the Yardbirds' version, gets into some pretty incredible feedback/distortion swirls in the closing rave-up section. In all, this monster of a disc is filled to bursting with acidic and demonic fuzz/feedback guitar riffs and cocky, snarling lead vocal, it was an archetype of the tough '60s garage rock favored by fans of the Pebbles reissue series. This is great copy of a record that has always cover issues (ring wear and other defects) and trashy record condition issues. Seriously rare in any condition as this one here is really nice with only a few hairlines that do not affect the sound in any way… Price: Offers!!!
160. LOVE LIVE LIFE + ONE: “Love Will Make a Better You” (King Records – SKK-3009) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Fantastic copy of this all time psychedelic free improvisation masterpiece, one of the rarest psych artifacts to roll out of Japan. Jacket is very white with only a very few faint mildew spots but is one of the cleanest ever to cross my eyes! This one here comes with the hardly ever seen obi attached, making it a monster rarity!! 1971 original release in exquisite gatefold jacket. Like so many other groups, the formation of this outfit happened rather coincidental and took place in 1971 at the premises of newly found record label King (°1970), that profiled itself as mainly being preoccupied with jazz related activities. One of the central figures circulating at the fringes that scene was the saxophone player Kôsuke Ichihara and flutist Toshiaki Yokota. The sessions took place under the banner of “New Emotional Series” and succeeded in attracting a wide range of illustrious musicians such as Kimio Mizutani, Yanagida Hiro and Chito Kawauchi. Other interested musicians like Takao Naoi and rock star singer Akira Fuse drifted in for the “New Emotional Series” sessions, grouping themselves in the one-time off outfit Love Live Life + One. King released the unit's album “Love Will Make A Better You” in April 1971, which displayed a consistent, advanced jazz-rock sound in the vein of King Crimson's “Islands” and Keith Tippet, infused with improvisational interplay, vicious organ riffage and frantic chord changing. To top it all off there is Akira Fuse's frantic soulful vocal attacks, the free jazzing meets psychedelic blizz interplay and the fuzzed out organ napalm bomb like attacks that spiced it all up. In short, a whirlwind of lysergic dementia and one of the hottest psyched out monster disc to come out of Japan. KILLER all way through, highest ever-possible recommendation and blood rare. Record is in fantastic shape all way through with no visible defects. Gatefold sleeve is crisp and clean with no damages or splits. One of the best copies to have ever crossed my eyes and getting next to impossible to get in fabulous shape. Copies do not surface anymore here so…getting next to impossible to dig up. Comes complete with INSERT and always missing first issue OBI!!! These babies will break the bank in years to come as Japanese psych artifacts are getting close to extinction with every breath you take. Take my word for it. Price: Offers!!!!
161. LULA CORTES & LAILSON: “Satwa” (Rozenblit – LLP-005) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint – has exactly one visible faint hairline scuff on each side that does not sound/Brazilian Style Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Brazilian original first pressing of 1973 in outstanding condition. Written, recorded and released just as Brazil’s military dictatorship reached the climax of its long black arc, the one and only album by Satwa is a divinely subtle protest, often cited as Brazil’s first independent record. Recorded and released in 1973 by the duo of Lula Cortes & Lailson, it is a real lost masterpiece from any angel, and the first release of the fertile Recife psych scene of the early 70's… mesmerizingly beautiful sitar & 12 string psych ragas beaming strait for your third eye, and lifted ever higher by occasional angelic vocals or a burst of fuzz guitar… truly amazing stuff sure to turn the ears of any folk/psych fan, past or present. The whole affair is a stoned improvisational jam that doesn’t really sound Brazilian, it doesn’t even sound remotely earthly for that amtter. It’s so effortlessly celestial, it’s less an improvisation and more a transmission from the heavens. Lailson was from the verdant former Dutch colony of Pernambuco, while Côrtes hailed from the wild badlands of Paraiba. But for 11 days in January 1973 the pair jammed cross-legged and produced the folk trance gems that adorn this self-titled debut. The whole recording is largely void of any voice and words, the songs – Côrtes plucking steely leads from his sitar while Lailson’s 12-string thrums crystalline chords – are loose and lovely. The sole interference in these glistening arabesques is the hoary electric fretwork of one Robertinho Do Recife, injecting some cranium-fried licks. With a limited edition and distribution mainly regional, the disc disappeared almost as soon emerged, making it another Holy Grail record alongside Paebiru. Copies if they surface at all, are mostly trashed and in bad shape as can be expected of a 1973 uber obscure Brazilian psych release. However this copy is possibly the cleanest you can hope for, sleeve is perfect with no defects, the record – which was cheaply pressed – is in eye-blinding EX ~ NM condition with only one non-sounding hairline scuff on each side. Top condition of an ever elusive and almost impossible to attain private press psychedelic acid folk head trip. Act now and hold your peace forever!!! Price: Offers!!!!
162. The LYMAN WOODARD ORGANISATION: “Saturday Night Special” (Strata Records – SRI-105-75) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Mint – still housed on original shrink wrap). Top condition 1975 US first original pressing of this highly essential deep jazz hypnotic organ funk LP. Possibly the best known of Strata’s releases, The Lyman Woodard Organization’s ‘Saturday Night Special’ is rightly heralded as a jazz fusion classic. Recorded in 1975, ‘Saturday Night Special’ features organ, electric piano and Mellotron by bandleader Lyman Woodard alongside guitar and bass by Ron English, with drums and percussion by Leonard King, Bud Spangler & Lorenzo “Mr. Rhythm” Brown respectively. Despite the fairly sparse instrumentation, ‘Saturday Night Special’ lays down an impressive wall of sound, powerfully atmospheric in its almost low-fi aesthetic. With traditional jazz, rhythm & blues, Afro-Cuban styles seeping through its pores, the uniqueness of this album translates itself with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mind-blowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk. In other words, this record sounds like Detroit. Woodard provided solid, head-nodding groove music punctuated by heady, at times spacey jazz improvisation that set the standard for any rival or modern-day intercity deep jazz band. Absolute killer slide and in top notch condition. Hard to ever upgrade upon unless you opt for a sealed copy. Price: Offers!!!
163. MAGMA:  “Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh” (A&M Records/ King Records Japan – AML-193) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Hideously rare first original Japanese pressing of 1973 on high quality vinyl. Recently impossible to dig up Japanese first original pressing with obi, the sole Magma record to see a Japanese release in real time. This copy comes with rarely seen – but sadly nearly impossibly rare OBI. This record is perhaps the most dark and militaristic-sounding out of the early Magma catalogue. Vander's comments: "The 3rd movement of the trilogy 'Theusz Hamtaahk', 'MDK' is really my 'My Favorite Things". The melodies are played infinitely, becoming more and more intense, attaining a kind of paroxysm, of zenith. Great and rare original Japanese pressing of this monster, complete with obi and insert. Indispensable. Top copy, impossible to upgrade upon. Copies with obi are getting damned rare…. Price: Offers!!!
164. MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ: “January 14th 1989 Kyoto – Maher Goes to Gothic Country” (Org Records – ORG006) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Inserts: Near Mint). This record I see on everyone's want list but due to its ultra limited pressing of 100 copies the disc just never turns up. I got my personal copy about 20 years ago and only now I am able to offer my 2nd ever-spare copy. Like Idiot O'Clock's 100 copies only ltd LP on the same label, Maher's album is about a zillion times harder to get. Idiot O'Clock's disc I have seen for sale about 5 times in the past 6 years. Maher's first I have seen never ever offered for sale until now in these pages. Go figure its scarcity. But that is not all. The music on Maher's first LP is what made headz turn counter clockwise in disbelief. The naïf psychedelic collective seemed to have the gutsy determination to head for the holy ground of rock music's final and last moments, a burial ground of rock as we know it with its ragged take on chords, detuned instruments and child-like displayed primitivism of a pre-musical level. Needles to say not many people were ready or interested at the time in Kudo's joyous kindergarten epiphany, until he met up with Org Records' Shibayama Shinji in the late eighties, who agreed to release the first album of his band. Released in a tiny edition of 100 copies, “January 14th, 1989, Maher Goes to Gothic Country” was actually a live recording of a gig in Kyoto as being part of Shibayama's Nashikuzushi no Kyôwakoku concert series. On here, Maher's sound had become for this concert more compact and well rehearsed as opposed to their previous outings, as displayed on their first gig concert tape. Their micro instrumentals were for this once rather well rehearsed according to their primitive standards. Seemingly utterly simplistic upon first hearing, Maher however delicately concealed to a certain extent the craftsmanship underlying its compositions, against which gauzy demarcated improvisations infuse the whole mixture, igniting it into a hot boiling pot of steamy rockin' and rollin' naïf kindergarten no-wave. Again, Kudo's slowly surfacing deconstructing and disassembling take on rock and recreating it with the scattered basic core parts approach became more visible to those who wanted to see and hear it. Like Syd Barrett's one chord riffing style, Kudo ventured slowly more into the realms of creating substance out of dissected technical skills and dismantled rock basics, generating a charming and new type of naïf rock. Highest possible recommendation and bound not ever to turn up again…or do you think otherwise? Mega rarity. Price: Offers!!!!!
165. MANFRED MANN: “Chapter Three” (Philips Japan – SFX-7200) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Original 1st Japanese issue – red Philips label PROMO issue – all complete with mega rare VERTIGO OBI. Well I surely was surprised when he put it on and played me this slab of sonic extravaganza. In short, I had to revise my preconceptions about the group and this LP in particular since it is truly an exceptional slab of moody, super-funky progressive rock, and one of the era's real lost classics. To put it in a broad perspective, the LP sounds like a prime late-60s Vertigo Records jazz-rock, heavy on the Hammond, drums and brass. But hey, stay focused will you, this is no ordinary middle-of-the-road crappy jazz-rock LP. Actually this baby is dark, pitch-black, venomously dark, scary almost. There's a brooding, claustrophobic quality to their sound, which puts it in a totally different timeframe making it just downright evil... draped with some druggy drone-vibe menace, which gets a face through Mike Hugg's vocals, a sort of whispered, rattling, doped-out rasping style narcoleptic, smacked-out drawl making it such an appealing slab of music. Hell even the flute parts sound like they have been dipped into liquid acid for that matter. The deranged brass blasts tear deep black gasping holes into it all, sucking you into its ever expanding and swirling vortex of infinity. To make it even more alienating sick, the whole gets topped off with some burning feedback, distorted synthesizer sounds, and disembodied haunting choral flashes that all melt down into some potent fat-funked-up grooves making it even more smoky than the whole already was. This is some serious shit here, and upon spinning this one you would wish that only all of your records had this musical quality embedded within them. Totally badass and indispensable. A masterpiece that takes no prisoners. Price: Offers!!!!
166. MANFRED MANN: “Chapter Three – Volume Two” (Philips Japan – SFX-7267) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). First original Japanese press – all complete with rare OBI. RED label PROMO Issue. Released in the UK on vertigo, the Japanese issue came out on Philips, the mother company of Vertigo. High quality pressing and comes housed in thick gatefold jacket. The music is similar and the follow-up of chapter one, filled with brooding jazz tinted and psychedelic infested moves, smoky sax lines priggish moves and menacing vocals. Total killer album and a worthy successor to Chapter One. Original 1970 Japanese pressing with the 1st obi present. Promo issue. Price: Offers!!!!
167. MARCONI NOTARO: “No Sub Reino Dos Metazoarios” (Discos Rozenblit – LPLCP-009) (Record: Excellent – a dash away from Near Mint has the disc has a few sleeve lines one can detect under a bright light = best ever condition for this Brazilian original/ Fragile Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). This joyous masterpiece stands musically somewhere between the Lula Cortes 'Satwa' and the 'Paebiru' album with Ze Ramhalo. A poet's vision in mellow song, mixed with tropicalia tinged-folk, Latin and bossa nova rhythms, uplifted by joyful experimentations with electric sounds and trance-inducing effects. Tribal-esque percussion compliments the ragas, created by the beautiful sitar-like instrument 'tricordio', made by Lula himself. With all of those who started shouting “private press only” after Shadow named an album after those American self-starters who took their recorded destiny into their own hands, consider this: as hard as it might have been to record, press and distribute your very own wax capsule in America in the early ’70s (and as rare, and good, many of them are), doing the same under Brasil’s military dictatorship was markedly more difficult. And releasing a psychedelic, fuzz and effects drenched opus with revolutionary musings disguised within double entendres? Next to impossible. You’d want this one in your collection if it contained just one good track within its beautifully packaged gatefold cover. That this album screams perfection from start to finish just adds to its legendary status. The brainchild of poet Márconi Notaro, alongside his friends and compatriots Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho (the men behind perhaps the most legendary of Brasil’s private-pressed albums, 1975’s awesome Paebiru), this album contains what can only be described as Brasilian ragas played with the Portuguese guitar and Lula’s own invention, the Tricordio; improvised passages so fluid you’d swear they were scored; psychedelic-funk jams about staying true to one’s origins; and, throughout, Notaro’s complex yet approachable poetry, sung by the poet himself. The highlight of the album, if there is just one: Notaro’s improvised “Nao Tenho Imaginacao Pra Mudar De Mulher (I Don’t Have The Imagination to Change Wives),” a gorgeously melancholic piece that, when one sees it transcribed is nearly impossible to imagine as having flowed directly from the mind of one of the most underrated Brazilian poet/composers.” (Nowagain) One of the rarest and best psychedelic albums to seep out of Brazil and in awesome condition, I do not believe one can find a copy better than this one here…so make your best move and don’t be shy! Price: Offers!!!
168. MASABUMI KIKUCHI SEXTET: “Matrix” (Victor – SMJX-10078) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Textured Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint). First original pressing in top condition and one of the greatest Japanese spiritual jazz slides ever put down on wax. For this session some of the heaviest improvisers in Japan interlocked and created this behemoth of a disc. Centered around the groovy and exploding sax lines of Kikuchi Hideyuki and assisted on ivory keys by Kikuchi Masabumi pounding out cascading molten chunks of lava, butt-shaking and vitriolic bass licks of Takitani Hironori and the percussive tribal freak outs by master drummer Moriyama Takeo. Original 1969 pressing in pristine condition – probably the best copy around. This is truly a wonderful album, balancing in between AACM inspired spiritual mellow free jazz interplay and intoxicating groovy interplay. “Matrix” line-up consisted out of the crème of the crème of the Japanese spiritual jazz scene at that day – Futami Tetsuo (tp), Kikuchi Hideyuki (as), Nishimura Akio (ts), Kikuchi Masabumi (p), Takitani Hironori (b), Suzuki Takahiro (dms) – “Matrix” became one of the few Japanese spiritual jazz slides to come out so early that brimmed over with originality. With this line-up, Kikuchi Masabumi strived for recreating or injecting his own compositions with some fire-breathing interplay that drove on a lyrical economy and meticulous musical detail that is deceptively intense. The sextet explores more spread open improvisational territories, less heavy loaded but nevertheless burdened with the same intensity and urge to spontaneously combust on the spot. More space is created for challenging interplay, demonstrating the greatness of each individual participant in this blood-curdlingly amazing slab of panoramic sound clusters. Everything I expect a fantastic spiritual jazz disc to have is embedded within this LP’s grooves, semi-heavy fixes everywhere you look, communal stripped down interplay, individuality and bliss-like cut in interventions, warm sound clusters of groovy interplay. But it isn’t before long they divert again into percussive shakers and intuitive atmospheres of swing-vibe interplay that is not bound to be categorized easily. Hideously rare but sadly undetected piece of Japanese Jazz History. Highest possible recommendation. Top copy original pressing and essential to anyone trying to get firm grasp on Japanese late 1960s spiritual jazz. Price: Offers!!!!
169. MATCHING MOLE: “S/T” (Epic – ECPL-45) (Record: Near Mint/ Textured Jacket: Near Mint – still in shrink/ 6 Paged Insert: Near Mint/ Capsule OBI: Mint). Bloody rare Japanese first original pressing complete with illustrated booklet. Never before have I encountered a Japanese high quality original. To top things off, this one comes all-complete with mega rare capsule obi, only the first time in 15 years I see a copy with obi!!! These babies sold next-to-nothing back in the day and if one surfaces, the obi is always missing. Highly sought after with all complete, here is a mint original with obi. Amazing sound quality but sadly impossibly rare, so nice bids are invited for this one….Price: Offers!!!!
170. MATSUMOTO HIROSHI & ICHIKAWA HIDEO QUARTET: “Megalopolis” (Victor Records – SMJX-10071) (Record: Near Mint/ Textured Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Killer Japanese free jazz slide from 1969. This is IT!! Rarest of the RARE Japanese Jazz LP’s and one of the cornerstones of Japanese spiritual bop jazz!! Mega rare Original first pressing in TOP condition and all complete with bloody rare original obi. The music on the other hand is a sort of crossover, simmering with hypnotic spiritual vibrations, balancing between an improvisational interplay and bare-knuckle group play, hypnotic jazzy vibes popping out of the smog filled skies, ethnic rumbles and space jazz all fusing into one colorful amorphous mass of sonic bliss. Staring off with a distant mesmerizing vibe, the sound gains momentum and slowly builds up towards an entrancing mass of spiritual intoned interplay that makes the ground under your feet swell and become a liquid mass. Free spirited, yet improvisational challenging as well as funky and soulful at the same time, the Quartet proved to be a force to be reckoned with. This was the birth of true Japanese intoned jazz, bridging the gap between group interplay and free improvisational reign without ever loosing direction and steering towards higher planes. A true killer and butt shaker, rich in trance-inducing qualities and hypnotizing/ hallucinatory sonic interplay spiced up with top shelf improvisational interplay. Dead on classic and without a doubt one of the finest spiritual jazz albums to seep out of Japan. Ultra rare and never offered for sale before all complete dead mint original pressing all complete with obi!!!! Massive!!!! Top copy so need some serious offers for this one off chance here. Virginal condition!!! never surfaces with obi complete until...now!!! Price: Offers!!!
171. MAYUZUMI TOSHIRO with SAKURAI HIDEAKIRA – NAKATANI NOZOMU & KOJIMA KAZUO with guest performer TEIJI ITO: “Suma No Arashi” (Liberty – LPC-8032) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Bloody rare 1970 original pressing all complete with hardly ever seen & hyper rare obi. This is one of the heavy guns blazing out of the rat-hole!!! Copies without the obi float to the surface from time to time but all complete issue with obi is so damned rare, first all-complete copy I can lay my eyes and mittens on in all these years. That said, this is an all-killer, no-filler heavy and deeply resonating free improvisation and avant-garde slide that rubs shoulders with the most obscure and heavy slides in the genre. The big difference with other improvisational disc is the nature of the instrumentation as Mayuzumi opted for the bare essentials of traditional Japanese ones such as free roaming koto slashing, delirious flute playing, screaming voice and tribal percussion rattles. On paper that does kind of kilter down the excitement a bit but upon hearing the controlled racket that is unleashed, one begs to differ. The music easily bridges the gap between Noh Gaku, stripped down austere minimalism, total freak out improvisation and free jazz, all mixed with even a gentle dose of latent psychedelic grooves. This is high-tension music where the tiniest gestures trigger apocalyptic waves of sound that result in high voltage reactions by the participants. The group rides the wave of an animated strive and move around as if engaged in some weird form of sonic trench warfare, hurtling in and out of focus where all the movements are dissected into fractious pieces before leaping back into a maniac fury, creating an exploratory sound. Although intuitive in its approach, Suma No Arashi exits totally on its own plane, both impervious to and not interested in trends of any kind. Listening to this feels like standing in the midst of a prison riot in full swing, flashing you by in slow motion, while sweating out heavy psychedelics. Awesome. Rare 1970 first press original with hopelessly rare obi. Take no substitutes! Price: Offers!!!
172. MC5: “Kick Out The Jams” (Elektra/ Victor Japan – SJET-8153) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Outer Jacket Cut-Out Obi: Near Mint). Top condition all complete with die-cut obi stock copy of this uncensored “mother fuckers” heavy ball crusher, released in September 1969 original Electra/ Victor LP by the MC5 “Kick Out The Jams”, all complete with the never-seen-before cut out wrap around obi!!! In short, this complete edition 1st pressing is next to impossible to dig up on these shores. So let me explain about the condition some more. The actual records jacket is total mint as well as the actual record, which I would grade in between excellent and near mint. The wrap-around-cut-out-obi sleeve I would conservatively grade at excellent, it looks pristine but has some very minor shelving marks (being some rubbing against the white background but this is almost hardly worth mentioning). The wrap-around-obi functions as a slide in that holds the actual record’s jacket and has the words “World New Rock” cut out, which is quite fragile and its often damaged but this one is just pristine without any blemishes. These wrap around die cut obis came out in a series of about 15 albums that next to the MC5 held artists such as Jethro Tull, The Doors, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Zappa’s “Uncle Meat” (last copy I saw of this one sold for 3000 euro here), Tim Buckley’s “Goodbye & Hello”, Pentangle 1st LP, The Loving Spoonful, Rhinoceros, Sweetwater, Ansley Dunbar Retaliation, Joni Mitchell and Noel Harrison. And as far as this MC5 LP is concerned, to make things even more mouth-watering, this here is the uncensored version to boot. So seen against this all, you have a genuine rare gem here for grabs, strictly graded like an ascetic monk crawling the hills in search for spiritual salvation. So therefore, this baby will let you bleed a bit and will have to let it go at….Price: Offers!!!!
173. MC5: “High Time” (Atlantic – P-8139A) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Bloody rare Japan first original pressing all complete with stupidly rare obi. All is in TOP condition, no spindle mark in sight, impossible to ever upgrade upon. The MC5’s ferocious third and final album, from July 1971, High Time is also their most fully realized studio creation, and finds the band rampaging through a classic set of songs. Though it went relatively unnoticed upon initial release it is considered the band’s most uncompromising and polished work. Here, the MC5 finally found an environment in which to cut loose exactly as they pleased. Each track collides off into separate cataclysms that are all their own, loose as hell with an ever-uncoiling energy that oftentimes explodes without warning. Out of the dialectic of the first two albums—the hyped, throbbing excess of Kick Out the Jams, the trimmed observances of Back in the USA—emerges the synthesis, High Time, in which the MC5 ditch the influences of their father-figures, Sinclair and Landau, and pledge themselves at last to the Goddess. “Sister Anne don’t give a damn about revolution!” is the opening lyrical shot, with the boys flinging aside their seditionary pamphlets and going to their knees before some sort of iron-buttocked Catholic Ur-mama who sneers at them through her wimple, a queen of loving punishment. Killer and top condition with obi…seriously rare…Price: Offers!!!!
174. McCHURCH SOUNDROOM: “Delusion” (Pilz – 20.21103-7) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Pilz Sticker Insert: Mint). Top copy German 1st original pressing that comes with seldom seen original Pilz sticker as a bonus which was tucked away inside the gatefold!!!. Extremely beautiful and near mint copy of this obscure and extremely rare kraut rock classic. Housed in a stunningly “Skull w/ dripping wax” gatefold cover, this is a vicious psychedelic/progressive masterpiece, with sneering leads, vocals sax, mellotron and wiling guitar riffs that will leave your mind all over the place. Completely vanished and here you have a top-notch copy. They certainly do not come cleaner and more perfectly. Act now and hold your peace forever. Price: Offers!!!!
175. MICHAEL ANGELO: “S/T” (Guinn Records) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint, still in shrink). 1977 Original Of extremely Rare Missouri Dreamy Psych masterpiece. “Fabulous dreamy psych-flavored folk-rock and Anglo-pop shrouded in the early hippie vibe, despite the vintage. Light and melodic in an L.A. ’67 & Donovan direction, while the lyrics hint at darker dimensions beneath the seductive surface. Possible points of reference are Bobb Trimble and the 2nd side of Marcus House of Trax, and don’t doubt for a minute this is just as good. Use of piano on some tracks bring in a singer songwriter sound, while retaining the 60s feel. Very solid and well-written LP that is loved by many, in fact one of the classics of the local & private press field, and one that may also appeal to fans of the Shoes and similar mid-70s pop sounds.” (PL – Acid Archives) This is the genuine and THE real thing, not a “fake” original that at times gets sold as an original. How to tell? 1. No fake tag tear on lower back of cover to remove small numbering. 2. Most significantly, there is no printed text on the spine (fake has small printed text) of the spine. 3. Dead wax craving on the disc itself is that there is NO mention of Guinn but instead a reference to the famous ‘Rite’ pressing plant (Rite # 338431). The fake one has ‘Guinn 1050’ in dead wax. So this is the genuine real original pressing! No doubt about it and in great condition to boot. Record is EX~NM, sleeve is NM and still housed in original shrink. One of the best LP's ever in this field somewhere between Bob Trimble and Arthur Lee Harper. Hard enough to find in any condition. This one here is super clean. Hard to ever improve upon!!! Price: Offers!!!!
176. MIGHTY BABY: “S/T” (Head – HDLS-6002) (Record: Near Mint ‾ MINT/ Gatefold Jacket: VG++ ‾ Excellent, no ring wear or damages but upon close inspection there has been some color restoration near the spine and some faint signs of handling. So VG++ ‾ EX and not too bad at all except for anal mint freaks). Original 1969 UK pressing!! Record is absolutely top, seems to be unplayed and best condition for this record imaginable!!! When the Action broke up in the late 60s, they reformed minus Reggie King as Azoth. The Azoth name was short lived, leading the band to settle on Mighty Baby. The Action had played the club circuit for years, releasing many excellent mod singles before plunging into the world of psychedelia. This band had always worked hard, and now they were finally given the luxury to record a long player. Mighty Baby’s album was released in 1969 off the small independent Head label. At this point, Mighty Baby could technically and instrumentally hold their own against rock’s finest: The Grateful Dead, King Crimson, Collosuem, Caravan and the Allman Brothers. The album is miles away from the soulful, sweaty mod garage of their mid 60s singles and could best be described as a melding of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young harmonies, Allman Brothers guitar improv and Notorious Byrd Brothers psychedelia. Few debut openers are as good as the revolutionary Egyptian Tomb. It’s a sleek, powerful piece of psychedelia with strong west coast style guitar interplay. At 5:30 minutes, this great song never falls flat and is definitely one of the defining moments of British acid rock. Same Way From The Sun has a similar stoned vibe with psychedelic echo and sounds like it could have been lifted from a really good latter day Byrds album. The spacious, pounding A Friend You Know But Never See, yet another highlight, rocks really hard with some interesting raga style guitar and has a strange mountain air aura. Other works such as the rural I’m From The Country provided a sound Mighty Baby would further explore on their next album, the equally brilliant “Jug of Love” from 1971. Mighty Baby along with the Action and various band member’s solo careers are one of rock’s great lost family trees. During their peak they were innovative and unstoppable, thus the “English Grateful Dead” label really doesn’t do them any justice.” (the rising storm). Top copy of this freakingly rare top lever acid psych guitar jammer that is by many regarded – and rightly so – as one of the best UK album’s ever to seep out of that pocket in time. Amazing condition but as always minimal wear on the fragile non-laminated gatefold cover which had some retouching near spine, the disc on the other hand is the best condition imaginable, never seen such a perfect one as this copy here NM~MINT all the way, so I guess you have a winner here on your hands. Nice and reasonable price as the jacket is not perfect but disc is best in existence so… Price: Offers!!!
177. The STEVE MILLER BAND: “Sailor” (Capitol Records – CP-8577) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Bloody rare Japan 1st original pressing that comes on blood red wax and complete with mega rare OBI present. First copy ever I can clutch my fist around that has the obi. “Most definitely a part of the late-'60s West Coast psychedelic blues revolution that was becoming hipper than hip, Steve Miller was also always acutely aware of both the British psychedelic movement that was swirling in tandem and of where the future lay, and how that would evolve into something even more remarkable. The result of all those ideas, of course, came together on 1968's magnificent Sailor LP. What was begun on Children Of The Future is more fully realized on Sailor, most notably on the opening "Song for Our Ancestors," which begins with a foghorn and only gets stranger from there. Indeed, the song precognizes Pink Floyd’s1971 opus "Echoes" to such an extent that one wonders how much the latter enjoyed Miller’s own wild ride. Elsewhere, the beautiful, slow "Dear Mary" positively shimmers in a haze of declared love, while the heavy drumbeats and rock riffing guitar of "Living in the U.S.A." are a powerful reminder that the Steve Miller Band, no matter what other paths they meandered down, could rock out with the best of them. And, of course, this is the LP that introduced many to the Johnny Guitar Watson classic "Gangster of Love," a song that would become almost wholly Miller’s own, giving the fans an alter ego to caress long before "The Joker" arose to show his hand. Rounding out Miller’s love of the blues is an excellent rendering of Jimmy Reed's "You're So Fine." At their blues-loving best, Sailor is a classic Miller recording and a must-have -- especially for the more contemporary fan, where it becomes an initiation into a past of mythic proportion.” (All Music Guide). Sailor was the first Steve Miller to be released in Japan and was followed by Children of the Future, which was the band’s first release. That aside, complete Japanese original with obi are…a bitch to dig up, first time for me to wheel this beauty in. Price: Offers!!!!
178. The STEVE MILLER BAND: “Children Of The Future” (Capitol – CP-8685) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: VG++ ‾ Excellent – has a few wrinkles and folding crease). WHITE label PROMO is sue. Comes with insanely rare obi present. “A psychedelic blues rock-out, 1968's Children Of The Future marked Steve Miller’s earliest attempt at the ascent that brought him supersonic superstardom. Recorded at Olympic Studios in London with storied producer Glyn Johns at the helm, the set played out as pure West Coast rock inflected with decade-of-love psychedelia but intriguingly cloaked in the misty pathos of the U.K. blues ethic. Though bandmate Boz Scaggs contributed a few songs, the bulk of the material was written by Miller while working as a janitor at a music studio in Texas earlier in the year. The best of his efforts resonate in a side one free-for-all that launches with the keys and swirls of the title track and segues smoothly through "Pushed Me Through It" and "In My First Mind," bound for the epic, hazy, lazy, organ-inflected "The Beauty of Time Is That It's Snowing," which ebbs and flows in ways that are continually surprising. The second half of the LP is cast in a different light -- a clutch of songs that groove together but don't have the same sleepy flow. Though it has since attained classic status – Miller himself was still performing it eight years later – Scaggs’ "Baby's Callin' Me Home" is a sparse, lightly instrumentalized piece of good old '60s San Francisco pop. His "Steppin' Stone," on the other hand, is a raucous, heavy-handed blues freakout with a low-riding bass and guitar breaks that angle out in all directions. And whether the title capitalized at all on the Monkees similarly titled song, released a year earlier, is anybody's guess. Children Of The Future was a brilliant debut. And while it is certainly a product of its era, it's still a vibrant reminder of just how the blues co-opted the mainstream to magnificent success.” (All Music Guide). The first Miller Band LP to see the light of day but only the 2nd one to come out in Japan. Again 1st all-complete issue with obi I see in my lifetime and another heavy fave around here. Price: Offers!!!!
179. The MISFITS: “Beware” (Plan 9 – PLP9) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Rare US original pressing from 1979! The “Beware” 12” EP was the fifth release from the Misfits. It was originally intended to be available a promotional release for the group's 1979 UK tour opening for the Damned. It combined two earlier, out of print singles that weren’t available in the UK (“Bullet” and “Horror Business”), along with one new track, “Last Caress”. Tracks include: “We Are 138”, “Bullet”, “Hollywood Babylon”, “Attitude”, “Horror Business”, “Teenagers From Mars”, & “Last Caress”. The entire EP was recorded at C.I. Recording in New York City, but on two separate occasions, one year apart. Bullet had been recorded in January of 1978. Horror Business was recorded one year later. "Last Caress" was also recorded at the first session, but was remixed, with reverb added to the vocals, in September of 1979 by Glenn Danzig and Bobby Steele. It was the only track ever to be released from that particular mixing session. Top condition US original!!! Damned rare!!! Price: Offers!!!!
180. MIYAMA TOSHIYUKI & NEW HERD ORCHESTRA (with SATO MASAHIKO): “Yotsu No Jazz Composition aka Four Jazz Compositions” (Toshiba – TP-9010) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ 8-Paged Attached Booklet: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). TOP COPY!!! Complete copy with OBI!!! Only the 2nd time ever I have a copy of this MONSTER and the very first time in impeccable condition!!!! One of the best Japanese free jazz improvisation records ever and all complete!!! Hideously rare 1970 free jazz big band squawk that is these days massively in demand. What a blast, free jazz based upon traditional/ classical Japanese themes, merging ancestral musical motives with modern-day improvisation, four compositions of which one by the hand of master Sato Masahiko but all executed with conviction and fire-breathing power by the Miyama Toshiyuki & the New Herd. The opening track by Sato Masahiko entitled “Mumyouju” balanced delicately on the razor’s edge between oriental almost Zen-like minimalism and volcanic orchestral tension that fuses mercurial interplay with enforced proportionate tension that swirls in and out of focus like a demented dervish. A perfect meltdown that gels a traditional aesthetic with a big band improvisational approach. Just breath-taxingly beautiful and setting the pace for the rest of the album to unfold itself upon. The second track “Shirabyoushi” by composer Takami Hiroshi takes the above-mentioned concept towards another level, more avant-garde in its execution without ever loosing the ever building up tension that spikes the orchestral interplay. It even has an almost early-seventies Miles Davis flavor seeping through at times, injecting a certain swing-like funky touch into it, making it lyrically intoxicating like the soundtrack to the 1st Dirty Harry movie while slowly descending in a spiral of stirringly flagellant Mahdi madness. The other two compositions “Ikisudama” by composer Maeda Norio and “Senshuuraku” by Yamamoto Kozaburo develop in a similar vein, walking the same tightrope bouncing in between classical Japanese themes and almost psychochemical interplay that is carefully executed as if the players were a bunch of ascetic monks injected with a hard bop virus while free-roaming the snowy flanks of Mount Fuji. It is just such an amazing disc that had me holding down my jaws in order from preventing them to hit down to the floor on numeral occasions. This amazing record has been out of print since its first pressing in 1970, its rarity sandblasts its reputation amongst a small circle of people in the know, but once one is actually exposed to it, the inescapable judgment is that is measures up to the hype – if there is one already. Probably not because it is too damned obscure so it is about time to ignite one on the merits of this disc alone. Massive and rrrrraaaaaaarrrre, especially with obi and booklet intact. TOP CONDITION. Price: Offers!!!!
181. MIYAZAWA AKIRA: “Iwana – Bull Trout” (Victor – SMJX-10068) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). Original 1969 pressing in pristine condition – comes all-complete with rarely seen first press issue OBI. This is truly a wonderful album, balancing in between AACM inspired spiritual mellow free jazz interplay and intoxicating mellow interplay. “Iwana – Bull Trout” predated the stellar Kiso” by one year and already it hints at things to come. With a line-up consisting out of the crème of the crème of the Japanese free jazz scene at that day – Miyazawa Akira (ts), Sato Masahiko (p), Arakawa Yasuo (b), Togashi Masahiko (ds) and Seyama Yonosuke (perc) – “Iwana” became one of the few Japanese free improvisation records to come out so early that brimmed over with originality. The trio of Sato Masahiko, Arakawa Yasuo and Togashi Masahiko had prior to this recording just finished the “Live at the Palladium” LP (Express – EP-8004) and by adding them to the line-up, Miyazawa Akira strived for recreating or injecting his own compositions with some of the trio’s fire-breathing interplay that drove on a lyrical economy and meticulous musical detail that is deceptively intense. The quartet explores more spread open improvisational territories, less heavy loaded but nevertheless burdened with the same intensity and urge to spontaneously combust on the spot. More space is created for challenging interplay, demonstrating the greatness of each individual participant in this blood-curdlingly amazing slab of panoramic sound clusters. Everything I expect a fantastic free jazz disc to have is embedded within this LP’s grooves, semi-heavy fixes everywhere you look, communal stripped down interplay, individuality and bliss-like cut in interventions. But it isn’t before long they divert again into percussive shakers and intuitive atmospheres of free interplay that is not bound to be categorized easily. Hideously rare but sadly undetected piece of Japanese Free Jazz History. Highest possible recommendation. Top copy original pressing and essential to anyone trying to get firm grasp on Japanese free jazz. OBI is damned rare!!! Price: Offers!!!!
182. MOKO BEAVER & OLIVE: “Wasuretai Noni – I Love How You Love Me” (Express – ETP-7723) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Attached insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Bloody fucking rare 1st original press in top condition with ALWAYS missing obi present in MINT condition!! Ok here you have one of my all time favorite female vocal albums of all time. Hideously rare beyond belief 1969 first pressing, housed in gatefold jacket with OBI. Total mint copies with obi are impossible to score and cost you a kidney or a leg in return. This copy is near mint all way through. This album is one of the finest female vocal chorus albums to seep out of Japan. One problem though, apart from a handful of Japanese die-hard collectors, no one is aware of its existence. Why, because it is so bloody rare….but the music sounds like a flock of angels descending from the skies like valkyries ready to pick up slain heroes and conducted them to Valhalla. By tackling songs – in Japanese – such as “I Love How You Love Me”; “Door to Paradise”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and “Sixteen Reasons”, they elevate you to angelic plains of Candy Mountains and pink fluffy clouds. One of the most delicately fragile but exponentionally great Japanese soft female vocal records around. I can only advise you NOT to buy this because it will hit you with too much beauty for you too handle. You will be devastated. Highest possible recommendation and one of the most beautiful Japanese ethereal female vocal discs ever to have been put down on wax and in this case complete with the hardly ever seen OBI. Delusionally astonishing. The last couple of years this one is soaring in demand and getting next to impossible to unearth. Top condition. Price: Offers!!!!
183. MORLEY GREY: “The Only Truth” (Starshine – 69000) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint ‾ Mint/ Poster: Mint). Top condition genuine 1972 original 1st pressing of killer heavy psych slide. A band heralding out of middle-slime USA and heading nowhere but they managed to churn out this vicious slab of acid fried dementia that still rules my little universe! But first some boring facts to quell your suspicious nature. There are some notable differences to distinguish an original 1972 from 1980s repro. The original sleeve is thin and textured, an unusual combination that along with the color tone creates the impression of skin. (the counterfeit sleeve is textured but uses thick paste-on cardboard stock.) The clearest differences in the printing are the tiny red details, which stand out in bright (blood) color on the original (those are less noticeable on the fake one where the color tone is too dark and too earthen brown). Next to that the counterfeit back cover is close to the original in terms of text and layout but falls short on a detail that is easy to spot, which is the wrap-over part of the front cover slick. This is printed (brown) on the original but blank (white) on the repro. So with this cleared out, you can be assured this beauty here is the genuine thing and not the crappy almost identical boot that does the rounds. This is the early 1970s hard psych Holy Grail – Morley Grey's Only Truth LP – a tripped out classic that'd been bootlegged over and over! So this one here is the 100% original US copy! Heavy psych trio with relentless guitar action, trippy vibe and great songs – the 17 minutes title track does make the canyons of your head cave in for sure! There's a propulsive heaviness to much of the album, but they break it down with trippy elements and slow it down in spots, too. It's one of my favorite kind of early 70s, psychedelic torch carriers – finding an insistent groove without compromising the cosmic and lysergic influences it radiates out. Fantastic cover art and it comes complete with the rare poster as well, all in untouched condition! Has been some time since I saw a true and clean original….so here is one to quell your never-ending thirst and set your mind at ease for sure. Price: Offers!!!!
184. MOTHERS OF INVENTION: “Freak Out – MONO version” (Verve – V-5005~2) (2 LP Set: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ MINT). Top copy mono pressing – monster RARE WHITE LABEL PROMO MONO WEST COAST PRESS in outstanding condition. Records appear to be completely virginal, not even a spindle mark, jacket has no damage, sign of use or even the faintest trace of ring wear, just TOP copy!!! Original WHITE LABEL/ WEST COAST Verve labels with corresponding stock numbers/ Cover version 1: Has blurb on inside gate fold on how to get a map of "freak-out hot spots" in L.A, the so called Freak-Out Hot Spot blotch that only came with the first pressing of this record. Best copy imaginable and MONO = PROMO version…The yellow label East coast pressings do surface from tome to time but the West Coast “White Label Promo” pressings are a bitch to dig up and hardly ever surface, especially in such pristine condition as this one here. Best copy imaginable. Price: Offers!!!
185. MOTHERS OF INVENTION: “We’re Only In It For The Money – Okashi Na Sekai” (Verve Records Japan – SMV-1115) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ OBI: MINT). ABSOLUTELY PERFECT COPY - impossible to ever upgrade upon!!! OK, here you have it, the rarest of the rare Japanese original pressings is this LP by the Mothers released in September 1969 and next to Freak Out the rarest of all Mothers/ Zappa records. Impossibly scarce Japanese 1st original pressing that NEVER turns up, last copy on sale in Japan was like 20 years ago. This is the ultimate copy in virginal MINT condition. COMPLETE WITH OBI!!!! A must for every Mothers fan. Complete copy with obi in this condition is bound to surface never again once. One off chance here. Price: Offers!!!!!!
186. MOTHERS OF INVENTION: “Absolutely Free – JIYUU NA SEKAI” (Verve Records Japan – MV-1120) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Attached Japan only Insert: Near Mint ~ Mint/ OBI: MINT). ABSOLUTELY PERFECT COPY - impossible to ever upgrade upon!!! WHITE LABEL PROMO ISSUE!!! OK, here you have it, the rarest of the rare Japanese original pressings is this LP by the Mothers released in January 1970. Impossibly scarce Japanese 1st original pressing that NEVER turns up – especially the promo version with all complete, last copy on sale in Japan was like 20 years ago. This is the ultimate copy in virginal Near MINT condition. COMPLETE WITH OBI!!!! Comes with totally different inner gatefold picture and attached booklet than the regular US version, only present with the 1st original Japanese pressing. A must for every Mothers fan. Complete copy with obi in this condition is bound to surface never again once. One off chance here – especially for a white label promo issue all complete with killer obi!!! Price: Offers!!!
187. MOTHERS OF INVENTION: “Uncle Meat” (Reprise/ Victor Records – SJET-8151~2) (2 LP Record Set: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Outer Jacket Cut-Out Obi: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Mint). September 1969 released original Reprise/ Victor 2 LP set by the Frank Zappa & Mothers of Invention “Uncle Meat”, all complete with the never-seen-before cut out wrap around obi!!! Complete edition 1st pressing is next to impossible to dig up on these shores. Amazing condition!!!! The actual records jacket is total mint as well as the actual record, which I would grade near mint, no flaws or defects whatsoever. The wrap-around-cut-out-obi sleeve I would conservatively grade at Excellent 〜 near mint and has no defects apart from a slight yellowing patina due to age The whole die-cut is in excellent condition and intact and has no defects. These wrap around die cut obis came out in a series of about 15 albums that next to The Mothers of Invention held artists such as Jethro Tull, The Doors, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, MC5, Tim Buckley’s “Goodbye & Hello”, Pentangle 1st LP, The Loving Spoonful, Rhinoceros, Sweetwater, Ansley Dunbar Retaliation, Joni Mitchell and Noel Harrison. So seen against this all, you have a genuine rare gem here for grabs, strictly graded like an ascetic monk crawling the hills in search for spiritual salvation. Top copy of maybe the rarest Zappa related artifact out there. Price: Offers!!!
188. MU: “S/T” (RTV – RTV-300) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original US 1st pressing with silver foiled rear cover. This is the hardly ever-offered WHITE label PROMO issue! “The band and LP that propelled Merrell Fankhauser to international stardom, at least on the rare psych LP collector circuit. Rated highly for decades and less hippie-ish than his later MU work. This mix of Bluesy urban LA exhaust fume vibes and tribal dessert mystique is as archetypal as early 1970s SoCal trip as you can find. Strong songwriting, a pro-sounding recording all around, given a clear-cut identity from the excellent slide guitar, harmony vocals, and occasional sax. Too bad not more bands followed this musical path. “Eternal Thirst” with spooky percussion and chanting goes deep into the ancient regions of your cranium. From a mainstream classic rock perspective, this is Merrell’s most significant work, though even better things were to follow for us hallucinogenic explorers.” (PL – Acid Archives). Top copy, fantastic brain-meltingly awesome LP. Price: Offers!!!!
189. MURAOKA MINORU with NEW DIMENSION GROUP: “Osorezan” (Daiei Records – G-4003) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Rare all-complete copy with mega rare OBI. White Label Promo/ test press issue, never seen before. Together with his “Bamboo” LP, the rarest disc to seep out Muraoka’s creative genius. So what is this one all about? “Osorezan” was released on October 1970 and is a vertiginous dust-devil swirler of a disc, offering you the best Muraoka has to offer and at the same time transgressing most recordings ever to have paraded in front of your ears. Yes, it is that good. Of course this is partly to blame to the ace musicians he has surrounded him with such as Ishikawa Akira (drums), Kawasaki Ryo (guitar), amongst others. The whole affair was recorded live in one take in the studio and brings forth a soulful spaciousness that converts jazz & Japanese traditional music aesthetics detached from their antiquity into one grooving rigorous and clear-eyed pleasure. You just sense that all of the participating musicians having a lot of fun, creating music that is episodic and stylistically varied. The opening track “Osorezan” is driven by Muraoka’s shakuhachi tones, Ishikawa Akira delivers surreal ethnic groove percussion licks and the erupting horns, ethereal female whispering vocals, wadaiko, koto, wicked organ licks and vibraphone career wildly in and out of the hypnotic groove. The whole of the record spins off in a similar deeply spellbinding avant-funk, combining elements of traditional Japanese music with fierce grooving funk moves and cool abstraction, even rethinking Brubeck’s “Take Five” by tackling it in an amazing Nipponized version. The loose and fresh energy spilling from its grooves – ignited by the live on the spot recording – link up with various aspects of mini-crescendos that will ignite a sustained euphoria that occasionally will erupt in whooping butt-shaking moves in front of your stereo. In all, it is a wicked ass-kicking disc that will have you begging for more. Insanely in demand these past years but then again once you have played this beast it is easy to understand why. It is a floor burner that will leave you breathless, howling and clawing at your partner like wild beasts in heat. Highest ever-possible recommendation. Price: Offers!!!
190. MUSICA ELETTONICA VIVA: “Friday” (Polydor – 583769) (Record: Near Mint/ Laminated Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint with lamination fully intact). Original 1969 issue. First and only UK original pressing and one of the rarest releases in the UK as far as jazz and improvised music is concerned. First time ever I come across such a virginal copy. “For the realization of "Friday", recorded in London in May 1969, MEV were Frederic Rzewski (piano, electronics, etc.), Alvin Curran (flugelhorn, etc.), Richard Teitelbaum (moog synthesizer), Franco Cataldi (trombone, etc.), Gunther Carius (saxophone, etc.). The main theme around this MEV piece is communication. Communication by means of music can be a very efficient means of reaching quick agreement among large numbers of people, because when you call something music, you have tacitly accepted a convention by which it is understood that the sounds that you make have no particular meaning, they are just sounds and therefore free to serve the general purpose of pure communication. Music can bring people together where language divides them. When this happens, the "concert" will come to resemble other liberated forms such as the party or the day-off, themselves secular remnants or earlier ceremonies. MEV music is not meant to impress people, but to liberate them.” (Soundohm). Virginal original copy of the rarest MEV disc and UK released jazz slides. Indispensable. Most – if not all - copies that surface have condition issues, which is a shame as the music on display is utterly fragile in nature. Vinyl seems hardly if ever been played, jacket hardly touched. Best copy around. Impossible to upgrade upon, Top copy. Price: Offers!!
191. NAOJI KONDO TRIO: “Live At The Tarupho” (Taruho Farm – 1001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Mint). Rare Japan Free Jazzing self-released private press beast that was released on the tiny inexistent label Taruho Farm in 1986 in a tiny edition of 250 copies only. The records were mainly sold on their gigs and never made it in regular outlets at the time. Heralding out of the Kanazawa Prefecture bordering Tokyo, they roamed since their inauguration in 1984 through all the local prefectural jazz joints and cellars, honing their skills. They even played a gig with Sun Ra’s sidekick Dany Davis when he toured Japan. This live recording from January 26th, 1986 sees the trio showing off their skills and electrifies the air in the little club before an audience of free jazz headz. Kondo, heavenly inspired by his hero Ronald Kirk, steals the show, blowing out chunks of molten live while his compatriots charge bass and drum salvos at the speed of light. Still every member of the trio is given ample time to show off his own colors and skills, and especially Fuwa’s floating pulsating bass riffage steals the show here. It is strange that such a well-oiled fire-breathing outfit could remain during their gigging career in such state of general oblivion and obscurity as they certainly had the skills and talent to make more heads turn. Even till this day of nerdy record collecting and free jazz archiving, not many have heard or sought out the greatness of this trio. In a way, it is understandable as the record is totally obscure and damned rare but then lesser gods made the spotlight so why not the Naoji Kondo Trio? Bloody fucking awesome record in my universe… highly recommended!!! Price: Offers!!!!
192. NIRVANA: “Local Anaesthetic – Nehan” (Vertigo Records – SFX-7381) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Impossibly rare Japanese first original Vertigo Records pressing all complete with OBI!!! This one came out in Japan in 1971 and sold very poorly, resulting that only a very few copies remain in circulation all complete with the Vertigo obi. Comes also on the Vertigo swirl label and sounds absolutely fabulous. First copy I encounter all complete with obi. Price: Offers!!!
193. NITSCH, HERMANN: “Akustisches Abreaktions spiel” (Edition Galerie Klewan – 30-382) (Record: Mint/ cardboard Box: Mint). Rare beyond belief SIGNED COPY by Hermann Nitsch. Nitsch's first released record and the toughest– next to impossible – to wheel in LP out of his oeuvre. This is not surprising since the LP was released in a limited run of 200 copies, of which supposedly only 50 came hand signed by him. And this copy here is one of those 50. Original 1972 press that comes housed in oversized box. Nitsch carefully choreographed this performance art andspiked it up with cacophonous noise, buckets of blood and animal dismemberment, turning gory excess into ritualistic spectacle. Segments of music; sounds of chaos, nature andcrowds and actors performing; and a narration in German that includes a description of animalsacrifice within a religious ceremony, all recorded live on the spot. Massive historical piece that borders on freejazz, free improvisation and noise, mixed with high art, making this recordinga sacred witness to his early creations, bringing to your living room aexhilarating ride. Massively collectible, killer ace music and…hopelessly rare,especially in mint condition and signed by the artists. Price: Offers!
194. NITSCH, HERMANN: “Partitur Der 56. Aktion – Requiem Fur Meine Frau Beate” (Edizioni Morra/Napoli) (3 LP Set: Near Mint/ Book: Near Mint/ Box Set: Mint). Original privatepress as released in 1977 by an Italian gallery in a tiny miniscule run. Toporiginal copy of this next-to-impossibleto find 3LP art gallery edition issued in Naples in 1977. The music on displaydocuments an event which took place in the Chiesa di Santa Luciain Bologna, shortly after Beate Nitsch's death. Nitsch had decided to go the Naples where heorganized a lehraktion at Morra Gallery. During the lehraktion he was toldabout a big performance festival that would have taken place in Bologna. Nitschwas invited to participate with an aktion to be performed in a big old church.It was clear to Nitsch that he would have conceived an aktion dedicated to thememory of Beate. Until this time Nitsch's music hadessentially been a wall of noise: musicians could play anything they liked, butas loud as possible. With the Requiem Nitsch, for the first time, started towork with longer tone clusters, especially for the wind instruments. Theperfect acoustics of the church with its wonderful organ suggested a new andmuch richer direction in his music - to which he has since adhered. For everyone present at the concert, the requiemwas an important and ecstatic experience. Top copy of this piece de resistance,which should have any self-righteous avant-garde/ improvised music and weirdhead shit his pants in delight. In short, the Holy Grail of privately releasedart edition records. Price: Offers!!!!
195. NORD: “LSD” (LSD Records – LSDl-001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint) Freakingly rare to only 100 copies. This is the 2nd copy I can actually see with my own eyes in over 12 years time, just insanely hard to come by. L.S.D. features rough hewn sheets of ominous yet trippy pulsating textural electronics with an obvious debt to the stark Teutonic sound-worlds of Kluster and (especially) Seesselberg. Any glimmers of transcendence are immediately offset by a deadzone ambience that reeks of Maurizio Bianchi. Hiroshi Oikawa's solo explorations of the galactic void seem considerably more enticing to these set of ears than the more formalized quotidian post-industrial constructs he was fabricating under the Nord moniker with Satoshi Katayama on their Pinakotheca label debut LP from three years earlier. If this is cosmic, than it's the cosmos as viewed from the vantage point of a burned out cinder drifting into entropy. Gripping stuff! Price: Offers!!!
196. NORDSTROM, BENGT: “Natural Music” (Bird Notes – BNLP2 – MATRIX NUMBERS: 9F/ 10M) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Monster rarity again, Swedish private press masterpiece, released in an edition of around 20 copies only and containing some of the strongest solo saxophone improvisations ever to be put down on wax, yes and dare I say it…even surpassing Abe Kaoru in my book. Largely and almost totally unknown, recorded and released in 1968, Bengt Nordstrom remained virtually unknown outside of Sweden and being the country’s most intriguing jazz musician. Partly due to his limited discography, he was overlooked by a wider audience. Yet, his contribution to the development of the modern & free jazz scene in Sweden cannot be overestimated, and neither can his influence on his fellow musicians, to whom he was the embodiment of jazz. He was the first to recognize the uniqueness of Albert Ayler and releasing his music in 1962 on his Bird Notes imprint. Concerning this issue: Bird Notes is quite a chaotic and difficult label to dive into as the pressings were done in only a handful of copies and Nordstrom was in a habit of re-using identical catalogue numbers and sleeves (if there were any) for a variety of his releases. Although Bengt used this sleeve for a couple (2) of his releases, one cannot identify his Bird Notes issues by the catalogue numbers only as he used identical catalogue numbering for a different variety of music so one can only distinguish his releases by its matrix numbers! Talking about obfuscation & mystification, no shit, he was the master! The 9F matrix number sometimes shows up but 10M is stupidly rare! On this one however, matrix number 9F is Bengt Nordström on tenor sax ”Spontaneous Creation” which was recorded on February 1st, 1968. Matrix number 10M-side is a recording also by Bengt Nordström on tenor sax somewhere in 1968. Of this one, although the sleeve was used for at least 2 other and different Bird Notes issues with again different music, was released in an edition of about 20 copies only!!! That said, Nordstrom’s improvisational free playing is out of this world and it feels upon listening to him that I have tapped into a rich & greedy musical vein that demands me to milk it like a terminal heroin addict. Speaking of weird and rare private press free improvisation jazz, well look no further, you just stumbled upon it! Price: Offers!!!!
197. NORDSTROM, BENGT: “Sounds Of Life” (Bird Notes – BNLP2 – MATRIX NUMBERS: 5B/ 5D) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Nordstrom’s Bird Notes label is the only label in the whole wide world that justifies the reading and inspection of matrix numbers. Bengt was notorious for re-using the only sleeve art he ever made for his own music but inserting it with different sonic marvels he recorded all by himself. So although the jacket art is the same, the music it beheld was always entirely different. Next to that was the tiny miniscule pressing quantity he applied to release his high-quality music, in most cases not exceeding a run of 5 to maximum 20 copies!!! Of this one here there were no more than 10 copies ever pressed. This is again a free-floating; free-roaming live recording of Bengt Nordstrom solo saxophone improvisations that took place somewhere in 1968! Wyld, lyrical, warm-toned, this is prime Bengt in action, at times extremely furious and unleashing a deep subterranean vibe and in the blink of an eye shape-shifting into a lyrical but nevertheless lethal sax howl, the music is nothing short of an arresting experience. As if engaged in a prison riot, Bengt’s playing deliriously hurtles in and out of focus without ever losing its violent fit of deliriously intoxicating madness. This is some of the most beautiful free saxophone playing ever to have caressed my earlobes!!! At times, Conny Lundin joins in on contrabass and evoking images not unlike of Yoshizawa Motoharu, although Lundin’s playing is a more civilized and droned out force. Sadly Lundlin is totally under-recorded and this is one of the few recordings he is actually on! He stopped playing near the end of the 1960’s and shifted to painting and died at a young age. Here tracks include Lundin playing solo bass somewhere recorded in 1964 and Bengt blowing a solo plastic alto sax, also recorded in 1964, Followed by Conny Lundin solo bass in 1964/ “bird notes” solo plastic alto sax 1965, “the bass player” Conny Lundin solo bass in 1964. Talking about obscure late 1960’s privately run free jazz labels, well you do not have to look any further, we have a winner right here. Again an ultra rare private issue, released in an edition of between 10 copies maximum, again housed in the one sleeve he had but with different matrix numbers and hand stamped labels. Rare for eternity, this shit just never gets offered. Wanna fix of maniac sax fury of the highest order? Well this is it right here, take no substitutes!!! Price: Offers!!
198. NORDSTROM, BENGT: “Natural Music” (Bird Notes – BNLP2 – MATRIX NUMBERS: 8B/ 9D) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). More dysfunctional but highly inflammable free jazz weirdness for you, coming from the most exciting privately run label there ever was!!! Another ultra rare Bird Notes issue and again – you could have guessed it – released in late 1968 in a run of only 30 copies!! Another animated strive out of the dark woods of Sweden. Comprised out of solo soprano sax recorded in 1968 and "the horn song” - solo soprano sax recorded in 1967. Bengt again blows out a weird hell-broth of incendiary sax tones, creating a high-tension music that just bounces of the walls and comes back at ya. Lethal, quelling the darker side of solitary free improvisational playing where the tiniest gestures trigger apocalyptic waves of sound. Bengt succeeds in dissecting all of his fire-breathing movements into fractious pieces of sound, resembling almost a methodical surge towards a Dickensian severity in tonal color. He solitarily creates an utterly compelling panoramic sound, an intuitive approach setting off a tornado of dusty note clusters that engulf the aural landscape. Highly addictive free improvisational solitary sonics that leave you gasping for air! Again ultra limited small private pressing from 1968…you can count on one had the people who have an actual copy and I am afraid this situation ain’t going to improve ever. Probably the smallest run ever of a private label! So rare for eternity but luckily enough filled with some of the best music ever put down on wax. Highest recommendation!!! Price: Offers!!!!
199. NORDSTROM, BENGT: “S/T” (Bird Notes – Bird Notes Ep 14A/ 14B) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Generic Plastic Outer: Excellent). More sonic dementia to fry your collector brain and sonic membranes with. Torching shit, you want obscure killer soundzzz, well here is another one to suck your teeth into. The rare stuff, almost no one has a copy of this one, which comes as no surprise as quantity is extremely low but musical quality is of the highest order…. Bengt Nordstrom is again high on fire on his own Bird Notes imprint with on the matrix number (here we go again) 14a-side the line-up of Bengt Nordström plastic alto sax, Christer Boustedt alto sax, Sven Hessle bass, Gösta Wälivaara - bass, 33 rpm, recorded on May 28th, 1967 at the Golden Circle in Stockholm. On the B-side, 14b sees Bengt Nordström on plastic alto sax 4 solos, 33 rpm, recorded in August 1967. There were likely a maximum of 25 copies only pressed of this beauty and rare for infinity. But then the music is just a genuine face-peeler and brain-melter…. Free jazz never sounded as good and exciting or was so titillating, causing endorphins to rush through my infantile brain and making life all exciting again! Price: Offers!!!!!
200. OPEN SKY UNIT: “S/T” (Duchesne – DD-8001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint – still housed in shrink!). Rare Belgian original pressing in top condition, first time I could encounter such a pristine copy, sleeve still housed in original shrink. Damn, Belgians can be funky and jazzy (and even groovy) all at the same time! Who would have guessed it but after spinning Open Sky Unit, I became convinced we are the sexiest race on the planet. Beyond legendary funky jazz private press LP out of the Lowlands featuring Belgian alto sax legend Jacques Pelzer with his group Open Sky Unit. A typically Belgian story of unlikely meetings and collaborations, the band showcases pianist Ron Wilson's compositions (whose voice lends soulful vibes to the otherwise funky cuts), rhythmic soulful Fender Rhodes and vocals in unison with Pelzer & Steve Houben (reeds), Janot Buchem (electric bass), Michel Graillier (percussion) and Pelzer's daughter Micheline on drums Recorded live in Liège’s Jazzland back in 1974, it was initially limited private pressing released in a small run. Copies dried up and vanished; the band became a footnote in the otherwise quite dull Belgian’s musical heritage (apart from Babs Robert, Univers Zero, Kamikaze Records etc) and disappeared into oblivion. But a good thing cannot be hidden for too long and Open Sky Unit’s music began to seep out, be it decades after the band ceased to exist. The music is a groovy jazz/ deep modal with a spiritual twist/ funky soul heater that delves deep into a black jazzy vibe territory they had not yet seen in white men’s land Belgium. The band’s vibe is laid back and its leisure playing gorgeously winds through the six compositions ever so gracefully. Just lovely and the perfect record to put on late at night when your cozying up next to your loved one or decide to venture into Wonderland with Alice. Truly bewitching music. Best copy around for light-years! Never seen a copy in the shrink before and it is a must as the sleeves are as fragile and whimsy as can be. Top notch all way round. They never turn up this clean and virginal so… Price: Offers!!!
201. ORGANISATION: “Tone Float” (RCA Victor – SF-8111) (Record: Near Mint, just perfect/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Original UK copy of pre-Kraftwerk experimental electronic weirdness. This disc never had a German release. The first album with Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider melting into the outfit the Organisation. Here, the line up consisted of Ralf on organ, Florian on violin and flute, Basil Hammoudi on vocals, Fred Monics on drums and Butch Hauf on bass. Repetitive percussion cross-pollinates with addictive bass drum patterns, spiked up with guitar, flute, violin and organ. "Tone Float" was the last time that Ralf and Florian would rely on unrestrained expression and improvisation. With Organisation being a democratic five-piece band, it was difficult to develop a disciplined approach. Any comparison between "Tone Float" and the later Kraftwerk sound is hard to draw. Stunning UK original copy of pre-Kraftwerk experimental artifact that never got a German release and hard to dig up these days. Impossible to find a copy this clean due to the extreme fragile non-laminated sleeve. Without a single doubt in my mind, this is an all-time keeper copy. Hard to ever improve upon. Price: Offers!!!!
202. OZ DAYS LIVE: “V.A. with Taj Mahal Travelers, Minami Masato, Acid Seven & Les Rallizes Denudes” (Private – 1973) (2LP Set: Mint/ Inserts: Mint/ Outer Paper Bag: Excellent) Without a single doubt, this bloodsucker of a disc is THE holy grail of the Japanese early seventies lysergic psych scene, together with Speed Glue & Shinki, Sato Masahiko & Soundbreakers and People/Ceremony. Privately released in a tiny edition on the OZ Days label way back in 1973, the record was and is till this day the only legitimate recording on vinyl to feature the Rallizes and Acid Seven. Each of the four bands has a whole site to their disposal onto which they were allowed to open up the sonic floodgates to Valhalla. This set is an original copy, the 2 LP set is top and the inserts are untouched since the day it came out in1973. The music on the other hand is completely stellar, mind boggling and just jaw-droppingly great, leaving you, the listener, gasping for air on several moments while spinning this disc since your vital organs will just forget to function properly upon being exposed to this archeological sonic gem. Kosugi's clitter-clatter Fluxus induced ramshackle psychedelic drone unit the Taj Mahal Travelers put down a stunning outer worldly and almost transcendental performance, there where the Rallizes venture into an ephedrine soaked sub-linear universe of ear ripping feedback and slowed down stroboscopic madness. Acid Seven is the is as wicked as can be. Fair sale price, so act smooth, swift and quick for this one since such as chance is unlikely to cross your record collecting path within the following decade. Needles to say hideously rare. Top copy. Price: Offers!!!
203. PARI ZANGENEH: “The Series of Music for Young Adults – Iranian Folk Songs” (2011-KS) (Record: Excellent/ Jacket: Excellent). Original (not the bootleg that is circulating) 1976 Iranian pressing. Absolute mega-rarity, an incredible discovery and the ultimate folk-psych artifact unearthed directly from Teheran!!!! Female vocalist Pari Zangeneh recorded this really amazing album in 1976 with a full backing band, covering a number of traditional Persian folk songs and giving them a lovely psychedelic flavor. Beautiful strings, flutes, really charming and tasty drumming, some organ and orchestration, percussions.... A truly fantastic album, and one of the rarest folk-psych records ever to file along other obscurities as Book of Am or Mellow Candle!!! Awesome out-there exotic vibe complete with full backing and female vocal chorus that will certainly appeal to psych folk aficionados. Original Iran pressing. Price: Offers!!!
204. The PARLOUR BAND: “Is A Friend?” (Deram – SDL-10) (Record: Excellent - no marks or any damages, only a couple of ultra fine & barely visible sleeve lines I can detect under a bright light when holding the record at the right angle/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Original 1972 UK pressing on the highly collectable Deram label. Superb & totally clean & top condition copy of highly refined guitar/ keys based rural progressive rock masterpiece. Blessed with awesome songwriting and superb musicianship, making this one a big favorite over here. Clean and beautiful copy. Hard to ever improve upon...Price: Offers!!!
205. PENTANGLE: “S/T” (Globe – SJET-8143) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ DIE CUT Outer Jacket Cut-Out Obi: Near Mint). PROMO ISSUE. Complete & utterly clean copy of this mega rare 1st press Pentangle debut Japan LP – they just never surface. Now for the 1st time ever, I have a copy with the die cut obi. Released in August 1969 - original Globe/ Victor LP by the Pentangle all-complete with the never-seen-before cut out wrap around obi!!! This complete edition 1st pressing is next to impossible to dig up on these shores. So let me explain about the condition some more. It is fairly easy as all is Near Mint, just perfect. Even the wrap-around-cut-out-obi sleeve I would conservatively grade at Near Mint, only has a few mildew spots on back, for the rest it looks like new, unbelievable TOP condition!!! The wrap-around-obi functions as a slide in that holds the actual record’s jacket and has the words “World New Rock” cut out. The whole die-cut is in MINT condition and intact with NO defaults on the letters, which is a small miracle for these fragile and often discarded obis. So seen against this all, you have a genuine rare gem here for grabs, strictly graded like an ascetic monk crawling the hills in search for spiritual salvation. So therefore, this baby will let you bleed a bit and will have to let it go at…Price: Offers!!!
206. PETE BROWN & PIBLOKTO: “Things May Come And Things May Go, But The Art School Dance Goes On For Ever” (Odeon – OP-80114) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: MINT). Original totally rare 1st Japanese pressing from 1970 that came out on BLOOD RED WAX. Extremely RARE PROMOTIONAL ODEON/ TOSHIBA WHITE LABEL Issue. Comes complete with never offered before first issue OBI!! Following his shock sacking as leader of The Battered Ornaments on the eve of their prestigious support slot at The Rolling Stones' Hyde Park concert, vocalist and one-time Cream lyricist Pete Brown set about forming a new band, Piblokto! Retaining the services of Battered Ornaments' drummer Rob Tait, he recruited Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen, bassist Roger Bunn and organist Dave Thompson and released the single “Living Life Backwards/High Flying Electric Bird”. This was followed in mid-1970 by the LP, “Things May Come And Things May Go But The Art School Dance Goes On Forever”, an album that to this day is regarded as one of the finest of the progressive era. A lot more commercial than the LP he made with the Battered Ornaments (“A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark”), it nonetheless was a varied work containing jazz-tinged rock alongside laid-back folk melodies and all augmented by Brown's witty, questioning and poetic lyrics. The inventive title track percolates, and “High Flying Electric Bird” features Brown on the highly unusual rock & roll slide whistle, mimicking a birdsong. But it's “Golden Country Kingdom” that's the highlight; long and involved, it's a wonderful and highly affecting piece of prog rock that stands as the best thing Piblokto! ever put on tape. It stands as a contrast to the more laid-back “Firesong”, although “My Love's Gone Far Away” offers a more soulful organ sound. A classic disc and 1st pressing white label promotional copy on Japanese red wax. Never seen a copy with 1st issue OBI before until now – seriously rare Japan 1st original pressing from 1970. A true killer!!! Price: Offers!!!!!
207. PETE BROWN & HIS BATTERED ORNAMENTS: “A Meal You Can Shake Your Hands With In The Dark) (Odeon – OP-8971) (Record: Mint/ Fold Out Jacket: Mint/ 4-paged Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Rarest version of this killer LP, complete with obi – NEVER surfaces on these shores. Top copy!! Original totally rare 1st Japanese pressing from 1970 that came out on BLOOD RED WAX. Extremely RARE PROMOTIONAL ODEON/ TOSHIBA WHITE LABEL Issue complete with always missing OBI. UK progressive – psychedelic and jazz rocking rarity out of the early seventies. This is the first Japanese press of that time, coming in fold out cover, 4paged insert and read wax vinyl, only released in Japan on red wax!!, making it even harder and rarer that the original 1st UK Harvest pressings of the disc. Demonic wailing vocalist Pete Brown spearheaded this band before Chris Spedding and cohorts excommunicated him from their ranks. Still this is the finest moment of the Battered Ornaments, wild, free jazzing and beefed up psychedelic progressive masterpiece, deranged vocalizations, heavy organ riffage, boom boxing rhythm section, it has all the works. A classic, much in demand and utterly rare item. Stunning condition. Comes with insert & obi so with obi present you have to come over very convincing in order to take this baby home with you. Rarest Pete Brown issue. Price: Offers!!!!
208. The PHYSICIANS: “S/T” (Picci – GLA-2011) (Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Jacket: Excellent). One of the rarest Italian library releases, put out in an edition of between 50 to 90 copies only – some with and some without sleeve. People having an original can be counted on one hand and I only know of one person so….that gives you a hint at the rarity status of this beast. “Behind this incredibly rare 1973 album lurks Campo Di Marte (the highly regarded Italian progressive rock band) in their second incarnation. After the release of their debut album the group performed at numerous concerts but only released this one album under the pseudonym of THE PHYSICIANS. They were called by the producer Giuseppe Cassia in Rome to record this album, which was produced in a day, and it's amazing to feel the harmony between the band members, all from Livorno and led by the excellent guitarist Enrico Rosa who the following year would be transferred abroad in Denmark in order to better express his art. There are many memorable jazz-rock tracks on the album that recall the British band Nucleus, such as "Jazz in the Cellar", "My girl from Harlem" and "East Side Rhythm" but with a unique and personal style. The band, besides the aforementioned Enrico Rosa, included Loriano Berti, nicknamed whistle, coming from Capitolo 6 on sax and flute, Andrea Colli on drums (who in the future would also collaborate with Demetrio Stratos) and Sergio Ducilli on electric bass.” (Philippe Collignon). Top copy original Italian pressing and one of the rarest Italian library jazz LP’s in existence, so rare no one – apart from one person I know – is in the possession of a copy. This can all change now so …. Price: Offers!!!
209. PINK FLOYD: “Piper At The Gates Of Dawn” (Toshiba Records Japan – OP-8229) (Red Wax LP Record: Excellent Minus – has a few superficial lines but plays Solid EX/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Lyrics Insert: Near Mint). Dead rare Japan 1967 first original press issue that came on red wax. Comes also housed in first issue flip back sleeve designed for red wax LP – with “Evergreen” credit printed on back….black wax issues do not have the “Evergreen” credit and these are often used for this LP. Music needs no introduction, first ever Pink Floyd LP with Syd Barrett at helm. This copy here is a the stupidly rare first Japanese pressing, on bloody red wax – OP-82229 indicating the very first press issue from down here. Just never surfaces and one of the best and most influential discs ever to have spewed out. Mega rare Complete original first pressing!!! Price: Offers!!!!!!!
210. PINK FLOYD: “Atom Heart Mother” (Odeon Records – EOZ-80008) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Booklet: Mint). The rarest version of this LP, the 4 Channel RM Sound version, quadraphonic with obi present. And to make things even more mouth watering, this is the never offered WHITE LABEL PROMO issue of the Quadraphonic pressing. Never seen a white label Quad PROMO before and in this condition is especially a bitch to unearth. TOP COPY, all is virginal. Price: Offers!!!!
211. PLASTIC CLOUD: “S/T” (Allied No.10) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Excellent, but is a Xerox copy of the OG). Top copy!! “In 1968, the Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest psychedelic albums ever made. This is one hip album, full of catchy melodies and hippie harmonies, as well as some of the most superb (and trippiest) fuzz guitar ever recorded. There is no point singling out a specific track, they are all excellent—one is equally as good as the next. Essential psychedelia!” (Lion) Massive teenage psychedelic garage artifact out of Canada filled with bursting and ripping fuzz leads and youthful lyrics breathing out a basement garage feel. The overall outcome of this beast is that it succeeded in combining melodic soft pop with utterly relentless fuzz guitar. The guitar bleeds all the way through, it is unrelentless and it truly doesn’t stop, blazing and breathing lysergic fumes over, under, behind and around the teenage singing. Just wicked and intoxicatingly great. One of the best records in its genre and quite a hard one to dig up these days. So have to go for offers on this one cause I am not so keen on letting this one go. Convince me and it is yours. Price: Offers!!!!
212. PORTAL, MICHEL: “Our Meanings And Our Feelings” (EMI Pathe – C.054-10525) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint). Just the perfect copy without any defects. Was only released in France and this copy is so perfect it comes in fragile flip back cover that is perfect on all fronts and looks like new & it still has the still has the little "languette" (the French variant of the OBI which is always missing) still virginally attached to the flip back. This is one of those magical free jazz slides that might have effectively amplified the revolutionary tumult of the times but it was attributable as much to extra-musical variables – like miniscule budgets, limited availability of equipment and the fact that no one had yet worked out how to properly capture this music on tape – as it was to a deliberate musical aesthetic. Either way, it actively defines all of the best recordings of the era. The awareness and openness this demanded on the part of the musicians can be heard throughout this pioneering album. Compared to the magnificent raging bark of Peter Brotzmann's Machine Gun (recorded a year earlier), the music on Our Meanings And Our Feelings (recorded on June 27, 1969) distances itself from the energy and impassioned self-expression of free jazz by adding a more spiritual flavor to the mix of defiance and despair. Joachim Kuhn (piano), Jenny Clark (bass), Aldo Romano (drums) and Jacques Thollot (drums) play with extraordinary closeness, between and beneath them Michel Portal had already taken the sax and clarinet into unheard-of territory. The rhythmic flexibility of Jacques Thollot's gentle work provides the space for it all to happen unfolding against a musical background that incorporated mutant ethnic variations/ Middle Eastern influences, hurling in and out of focus and churned out a panoramic sound floating somewhere between the controlled burn of jet engine and the boundless fury of whiplash assault or a bloody gang fight. Like the best of the improvised music that has followed in the ensuing 30 years, it touched on a special kind of intensified awareness, an in-the-moment saying and listening that is enthralling to hear unfold. You will realize upon spinning this beast that the middle of the road is only popular when nothing is happening and Portal and Company surely rip the system sonically apart like a pile of cheap hay. It is without a doubt one of the most defining moments and best recordings to seep out of the late 1960s European free music/ spiritual jazz scene, easily standing shoulder to shoulder with the best records of that golden era. Never seen a better copy of this Freakingly rare & obscure lethal & maniac fury of a disc. Price: Offers!!!!
213. POSICOES with EQUIPE MERCADO; MODULO MIL (Modulo 1000); SOM IMAGINARIO & A TRIBO: “S/T” (Odeon – BR-XLD-12044) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint and still complete with plastic outer attached to sleeve). Damned rare 1971 original Brazilian pressing in outstanding condition. Comes housed in original sleeve art where the sleeve is still enshrined it its original attached plastic outer sleeve. Most copies floating around have a Xeroxed and fake sleeve but this one here is the real deal! Although the LP combines 4 different bands and has the allure of being a compilation album, all tracks on display here are only available on this LP and do not appear on any of the band’s output, making it a highly unique album. Amazing mixture of spaced out/ experimental freak folk/ acid soaked Brazilian acid folk and psych, it features heavy organ driven psych hitters Modulo 100, A Tribo which is basically Joyce and Nelson Angelo brain freeze doped up project, Equipe Mercado and Som Imaginario. This compilation sounds like a coherent release and not like some amalgam project. The overall vibe is a more underground take on Tropicália. Two of the bands - Modulo 1000 and Som Imaginario went on to release albums that are cornerstones of the scene, but the other two - Tribo and Equipe Mercado - only managed to appear on singles and other compilations later down the line. Bloody dope record, every track is a winner and so damned hard to get in decent nick, it was Brazil and 1971 after all. But here you have the best possible copy you could ever want. Hard to find this clean… and the perfect spin to get all wasted by….when you fly me to the moon, this one will be by guiding star! KILLER!!! Price: Offers!!!!
214. PRETTY THINGS: “S.F. Sorrow” (Odeon Toshiba – OP-8640) (Red Wax Record: Excellent/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint) Hideously rare and obscure Japanese pressing that comes on RED wax housed in a Japan only jacket. Original Japan only release out of May 1969. The music is more than well known I guess so I will spare you of my neurotic ramblings. Still that aside, this is a true rare artifact, original Japanese pressing of the day, very few were sold, making that these babies just next to never turn up here. Comes in a Japan only sleeve art and is pressed on that gloriously salivating great red wax. Top condition to boot so; don’t think twice about this one ‘cause I don’t think another copy will pop out of the woodwork any time soon. Price: Offers!!!!
215. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “S/T” (Capitol Records/ TOSHIBA Musical Industries Japan – CP-8660) (Red Wax LP: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Monstrously rare Japanese first original pressing on red wax complete with FIRST ISSUE obi that came out in Japan in June 1969. It only took me 15 years (!!!) of spastic and demented lunatic searching that almost took on a form of sultry madness in order to locate a complete copy of Quicksilver’s 1st original Japanese pressing with obi. Just when I was about to throw in the towel and give up all hope, a copy was offered and here it is. When I got the first sight of it, sitting in a coffee shop upon closing the deal, I felt like being on the rising edge of a speed trip. Finally, here it was, my personal Holy Grail. Apart from being one of the greatest psychedelic acid rock LP's ever recorded, it is also one of the rarest – that is with the original obi attached and I needed it badly. Never offered before TOP copy with OBI, so generous offers accepted....very generous ones like after being hit with a typhoon and an earthquake and an all destroying blazing fire, that kind of generousity is needed here - because...it is that rare and mint so, don't be shy and don't hold back.... Price: Offers!!!
216. RAVJUNK: “Uppsala Stadshotel Brinner” (Private) (Record: Excellent/ Jacket: Excellent). 1977 original Swedish private press gemstone of a record, an insane and junked out psychedelic punk beast made up out of long spacey tracks with Heldon-like heavy blasts of white lightning, and raw amphetamine drenched psych ripping guitars. Totally awesome but sadly massively underrated album. Most copies you encounter are always trashed beyond belief, this one is really nice and one of the best I have seen so far. Damned hard to dig up these days. Excellent and clean copy, which is no small feat these days so..... Price: Offers!!!!!
217. RAW MATERIAL: “S/T” (Evolution – Z-1006) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint, has an occasional barely visible sleeve line visible under bright light/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original UK pressing of their completely vanished debut album. Totally clean and great condition copy. Sleeve is flawless, no defects, record is flawless as well with no signs of much handling at all, next to impossible to ever upgrade upon this one. Music-wise, it is a more psychedelic/ jazzy prog affair as opposed to their second and final LP. Record is housed in a fantastic psychedelic jacket that has no lamination creasing and the disc is also in top shape. Looks EX〜NM condition with only a vey faint hairline visible on each side condition but as you know, they never play dead quiet. That aside, record wise very hard to upgrade upon, jacket is also solid NM and without a doubt one the best copies floating around. As you know this LP is incredibly hard to come by in any condition, so a clean one like this one here is something that does not happen every other day. Price: Offers!!!!
218. RAW MATERIAL: “Time Is …” (Neon – NE8) (Record: Near Mint – one tiny scuff on last track is inaudible/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint - with no defects or damages, beautiful preserved/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Original UK pressing of their 2nd and last effort on the highly collectible Neon label. Music wise it is filled with more hard and heavy progressive moves at opposed to their 1st album and sounding not unlike Van Der Graaf Generator crossbreeding with early King Crimson. This copy here is just top shelf, no defects and jacket is also as good as can be, sharp corners, no edge wear or creasing. Hard to find a better one like this one here. Price: Offers!!!!
219. RED NOISE: “Sarcelles – Locheres” (Futura – Red-01) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent). Hideously rare masterpiece on the highly collectible Futura label and one of the hardest to track down titles thereon. Masterminded by Michel Bulteau, the Red Noise LP is a massive bomb. “Red Noise's one and only album was originally released on the legendary Futura label. Red Noise was an radicale and inventive avant rock band with some improvised jazz elements as well as a heavy dose of Zappa-esque humor. The first side is a bunch of interconnected tracks some of them much shorter than a minute, like the opening piece "Cosmic Toilet Ditty" which consists of footsteps and a toilet flush. Quirky songs, often with scatalogical content complete with free for all instrumental bits often with raging saxophone blasts. There is even time for some wild guitar solos on "The Galatic Swer Song" and "20 Mirror Mozarts". The lenghty closing track "Sacerelles C'Est l'Avenir" is wild and noisy avant rock free jam with energetic rhythm section blasts of electric guitar and sax, flute bleats and organ squals. The piece has a freaked out intensity that belies the silliness of earlier tracks and really ties the album together quite nicely" (All Music Guide). Hideously rare and musically totally out of this world, disjointed, defractured, doped up and utterly psychedelic. One of the best and greatest discs to seep out of camembert infested France. All time highest recommendation!! Price: Offers!!!!
220. La REVOLUCION DE EMILIANO ZAPATA: “S/T” (Polydor Mexico) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Poster: Near Mint). Original first pressing of 1971 and stated on cover as “primera edicion Abril de 1971”. Jjust never surfaces. Fuzzed-up, tripped-out rock and roll, heavy guitar psych; one of the best ever from anywhere. La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata had all the right ingredients, totally stoned vibe, deranged vocals gnawing at your skull, earthquake rhythm section blessed with a caveman-like feel, demented lyrics and one of the wildest guitarists ever to emerge out of Latin America. With a sound that's heavy on guitars, they are also surprisingly soulful lyrically too – a well-conceived blend of modes that comes off with a real "instant classic" sort of feel. La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata. Was of course unmistakably heavily influenced by American 'psychedelic rock. Heralding out of Guadalajara, located in the central region of Jaliscoin during the late 1960's, the band quickly established themselves as a sonic menace. After winning a radio competition a record contract was wheeled in and they signed a deal with Polydor in 1969. In 1970 they cut their debut album, 'La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata'. The albums was a beast, stuffed with peyote injected fuzzed up guitars, etc, just lovely addictive on all auditory levels. Original first press copy. So rare this clean. Top copy. Price: Offers!!!
221. ROCK AGE CONCERT: “S/T – Various Artists with FAR OUT, BLIND BIRD, TOO MUCH, JUNI RUSH, FLOWER TRAVELLING BAND, CRINCUM CRANKUM, ROCK PILOT & SPEED GLUE & SHINKI” (Atlantic – L-6007A) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint). One of my most treasured Japanese heavy psychedelic rock artifacts is this thunderous compilation LP. Still, it ain’t really a compilation LP since it harbors some unreleased tracks by Far Out, Blind Bird (ouch, smashing and this is the sole thing they ever released), Too Much’s Juni Rush, Flower Travelling Band, Crinkum Crankum (another under recorded band who only left behind this track here), Rock Pilot, Too Much and Speed Glue & Shinki. Well, the whole affair gets kick started by Far Out and their long track alone will suck you right into the fast lane. Their contribution is just fucking heavy and so far removed from their sole LP. They rip through some real heavy moves here, combining a sense of loss of power due to splitting down the atom of the mind and steering right into the turbulent waters of the perpetual, post-acid heavy psych scene. It is a monster and one of the best Japanese heavy psych tracks to have been committed to wax EVER!! Blind Bird and Crinkum Crankum steer into similar shark infested waters and will certainly crack open your already caved in skull. The rest of the psychedelic renegades to fill up this hopelessly rare and obscure LP are better known and only cement even further the reputation it has gained over the years. For some perverse reason, this LP is always trashed. But this copy here is the best one ever to cross my eyes. Jacket is Mint, like it was printed only yesterday and record is also mint, seems like it hardly had any plays. Fabulous copy, stunning gatefold and ear-splitting heavy psych moves, what can a deranged acidhead ask possibly more for. Highest ever recommendation!! Possibly the best copy out there. Price: Offers!!
222. ROLF & JOACHIM KUHN QUARTET: “Re-Union” (CBS – S-62407) (Record: Near Mint - Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint - Mint). One of the rarest free inspired German jazz albums out there, this copy here is an original 1965 1st pressing in TOP condition, never seen a better copy anywhere. Tremendous work from the brothers Rolf and Joachim Kuhn – and exactly the kind of record that will have you completely rethinking your opinion about the clarinet in jazz! Rolf's a player with roots in more traditional modes, but by the time of this mid 60s session he was a very committed modernist – and uses the instrument here in modes that feel a lot more like the soprano sax spirit of John Coltrane or Steve Lacy at the time – open, free, unbridled – and often set to a modal groove that bubbles up perfectly from Joachim's work on piano! Sometimes Joachim's totally out there, let loose on a rampage, but he still manages to hang nicely onto his brother’s clarinet playing – not entirely straight, but always working with a sense of rhythmic progression, which gets support from Klaus Koch on bass and Reinhard Schwartz on drums. Yet Rolf's the real star of the show – as he blows with a fantastic range of sounds and phrasing – searing at some points, soulful at others – and blowing us away on titles. Utterly fantastic and bewilderingly beautiful lyrical, yet well balanced free jazz slide. One of the rarest German jazz records out there and this copy is just perfect on all fronts, strictly graded at NM~M all the way. Awesome!!! Price: Offers!!!!!
223. ROLLING STONES: “Out Of Our Heads” (Decca – SKL.4733) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Mint, still in original shrink). Rare UK UNBOXED DECCA issue for export, stereo in Mint condition. RARE with matrix numbers ending in 1W/1W and the matrix numbers are respectively ZAL-6973-1W and ZAL-6974-1W. One small detail to take notice of is that the Copyright year is misspelled as "965" instead of "1965": This is sometimes marketed as "extremely rare misprint". All sleeves with non-boxed vinyl labels and most of the sleeves with boxed vinyl labels have the "Clarifoil" text in the left corner. It was also the first LP that had only the MADE IN ENGLAND. THE DECCA RECORD CO.LTD. on the upper part of the label. There are six different tracks to the US version, and although there are three Jagger/Richards songs there’s only one group written song, meaning this, in marked contrast to the US version of the album, has a preponderance of covers on it. There is not a hit single on the album, which probably accounts for it failing to become the band’s third number one in succession on the UK album charts, although it was not unusual at this time for artists to release albums without including their singles. This is a rare TOP copy in shrink, all is NM~M and has those early 1W/1W (1BU/1M) matrix numbers so…one off chance I believe. Jacket is still housed inshrink as they were probably shrinked for export. Spotless sleeve!!! Impossible to ever upgrade upon this copy I think. Price: Offers!!!!
224. ROLLING STONES: “Vol. 3” (London/ King Records Japan – MH-208) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Lyrics Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint) Top condition all complete with insert and rare first issue OBI!!! Impossible to get in top condition these days and one of the rarest Japanese releases by them. Very rare Japanese first original pressing that came out in June of 1965. Record is in outstanding condition, Near Mint ~ Mint all the way. Jacket is conservatively graded as Near Mint as it is as perfect as you can hope it to be, being impeccable. Most of the times, when these babies show up they are completely trashed so it is a real pleasure to be able to offer this virginally clean copy. It comes with the impossibly rare first issue obi as well. So make your move, impossible to upgrade upon this one… Price: Offers!!!
225. SAHIB SHIHAB Featuring: Kenny Clarke; Benny Bailey; Francy Boland; Milt Jackson; Ake Persson & Jimmy Woode: “Companionship – Jazz Joint Vol. 2” (Vogue Schallplatten – LDVS-17243) (2 LP Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Top condition copy, German 1st original pressing of 1971. They hardly ever surface this clean! Double-length brilliance from the mighty Sahib Shihab – a set that collects a number of killer 60s sessions with members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – all of them great! The small combo work here is amazing – hard-hitting modal jazz that matches, if not tops the best MPS/Saba sounds of the time – all produced to perfection with a really sharp edge, and a cutting approach to jazz that's gone onto inspired countless others in the current scene – including artists on Schema and Ricky-Tick Records, as well as most Japanese club jazz combos! But long before any of those cats started copping his groove, Sahib Shihab had it all totally together – a great ear for his own amazing solos on baritone and flute, and a way of hooking up with players like Francy Boland on piano, Fats Sadi on vibes, Benny Bailey on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. All players here were Shihab's partners in the Clarke Boland Big Band, and they use these small combo sessions to explore some great new ideas – stripped-down groovers that are heavy on rhythm, and really allow full expression from all the players involved. Price: Offers!!!
226. SALLY MAY: “Kinpatsu Enka” (Victor – SJX – 35) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: MINT). Bloody rare 1st original pressing with OBI!!!! Never had a copy with obi before – this is rare as hell freezing over on a hot summer day! Here is a freak oddity for you. Although being a Caucasian chick, Sally May was born in Tokyo on February 13th, 1947 as a mixed race child out of a Japanese mother and an American father. From an early age on she had the longing to become a singer and she started out singing at the family’s restaurant. In 1963 she was scouted out by the lead singer of the Five Suns band and stated out singing occasionally with the band The Sharp Hawks. Soon hereafter she debuted as a singer for commercial ads and a model, followed with an occasional role in a major movie. This attracted the attention of the Victor label who approached her and by September 1969, the album “Kinpatsu no Enka – Sally May” was released, which translates literally as “Blond Haired Enka”, a title and accompanying jacket that must have driven the fantasies of Japanese men for blond women even to higher realms at that time. The record was neither pop nor rock but consisted out of solid enka tunes sung by a blond nymph who later down the road would star in various films and some roman porno flicks. The music was especially well received by Pachinko Parlor attendants, Snacks, taxi drivers and other venues who had the radio on, gushing out her blond toned voice. Due to the eye-popping red background supporting a fully kimono clothed blond nymphet that suggested lust and erotic induced contents (which were far from present on this album) normal punters and young youths stayed away from it, making it till this day an extremely unknown and hard to come by cultural oddity. Recommended for those into the weirder aspect of Japanese popular 1960s culture and for all of you Enka lovers out there who are starving for some really hard to come by shit. Awesome jacket!! OBI is just mega rare and this copy is next to impossible to upgrade upon!!!! Erotic kayokyoku heavy weight. Price: Offers!!!!
227. SAMURAI: “Kappa” (Philips – FX-8511) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). TOP COPY, First original pressing, it has been a while since I could score an original, these babies getting scarcer by the second. The fist record to see the light under Miki Curtis new born Samurai banner, originally released on April 1971. Ok tyme to strap yourself in because it is going to be a wyld ride. After having played all over the hotel lounge scene during the mid and late sixties, Mickey Curtis and his samurai band returned home, disbanded and disintegrated only to rise as a phoenix out of their ashes, be it in a slightly altered form, both music wise and member wise. So although two lounge albums appeared under the Samurai banner previously, one can safely state that this was their debut as a group merging hard rock, jazzy moves, organ driven swirling psych and prog rocking dementia into one coherent and addictive sonic wash. To put it very bluntly, side one can be considered the “song side” although that is in a way an overstatement ‘cause the band mainly exploits the word “song” to embark on freefalling spun out excursions into the darkest corners of your perverted mind. The second side is totally instrumental and swings in between freak-out acidic jams towards tribal percussive driven ethereal freeform evocative music. Juggernaut brooding organ riffage fuses with heavy amplified rock moves that at times even approaches Sabbath levels of intensity. Just massive and one of the cornerstones within the early seventies Japanese psych pantheon. Totally essential. Price: Offers!!!!
228. SAMURAI: “S/T” (London/King Records – SLC-409) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ‾ Mint/ Obi: MINT). Freakingly rare Japanese white label promotional press with never seen obi present, all in virginal MINT condition. First of all, don’t get confused; we are talking here about the UK band Samurai, not the Japanese one. Original UK copies of this album are a bitch to find these days but Japanese pressings of this album are even a tougher score simply because a/ they never made it past the “promotional press” stage and b/ although some copies made it to some shops here back in 1971, no one so far seems to have actually seen a regular Japanese edition one, so the few copies that do float around are all promotional press copies. Then, another issue is that of those promo copies, only a handful seems to have survived with the Obi intact, making this copy here a genuine rarity. Only the 2nd copy to surface in 15 years of time. For the rest, Samurai is a great UK progressive rock band that came into existence after the band Webb folded its activities and Samurai went one to record only one single album. The music is astonishing and should appeal to all psych/ prog lunatics out here. Comes housed in an eye-popping gatefold sleeve with matching deliriously detailed artwork. Top copy!! Price: Offers!!!!
229. SANDRA JULLIEN: “Sexy Poem” (Victor – SWG-7252) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint – no defects and perfect sleeve but has a few mild mildew spots on back/ Nude Poster: Near Mint/ Attached Nude Pictures Booklet: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). Top condition original with OBI & POSTER, getting so damned hard to find all complete and seriously in demand these days. Released in 1972 on Victor Japan, original press with all gimmickry included in top-notch condition. Together with the Ike Reiko disc, this is the rarest erotic psych chanson album to ever seep out of Japan and copies just never turn up, until now. Sandra Julien was a French porn actress who made her screen debut in Japan in 1970 with the movie “Shikijou Nikki” which premiered in 1971. Although that at that time porn flicks in Japan enjoyed very little publicity, the film turned out to be a success. Hereafter she teamed up with legendary pink violence movie producer Norifumi Suzuki and appeared in lustful depraved masterpieces such as “Gendai Pornoden Senten Seiinpuand numerous others. Apart from two hideously rare 7-inches, Sandra recorded one sole LP on the Victor label that came out in 1971, depicting in full splendor her beauty and pale skin, which drove punters nuts with unbridled lust. But apart from the lovely jacket and pictures/ poster that were included with the LP, the musical contents are just deliriously fantastic and stand quality-wise shoulder to shoulder with Ike Reiko’s “Koukotsu No Sekai” as the most sexiest disc ever recorded worldwide. Just imagine this: a French nymphet singing and moaning in the Japanese language impregnated with a heavy sultry French accent. How more erotic can music possibly get? Right, it cant, it climaxes right here. But apart from these ingredients, the music and songs are just perfect, filled to bursting with top notch arrangements (courtesy of Araki Ichiro), placing Sandra’s against an at times Kayokyoku background which she spices up with oversexed talk and pink induced atmospheric qualities, swingy loungy settings against which she succeeds in lifting up the benumbest and most dormant of your body parts and taking it to never experienced before explosive heights of ecstasy. But that is not all, Sandra even ventures aside from all the loungy mood sets also into lesbian moaning and groaning interaction (a duo with starlet Sugimoto Miki) set to a wild R&B Go-Go frenzy filled with tribal bongo rattles, swinging horn section and a never ending copulating climax. Throw ‘the Plastercasters’ out of the window and kiss goodbye to your Serge Gainsbourg records, Sandra Julien is more sizzling than a branding iron making it’s mark on the farmer’s herd. The sex is literally dripping from every note on this record with breasts, attitude, exotic musical accompaniment and more than you can possibly handle orgasmic moaning and spoken interludes resembling cheap phone sex by Sandra who is free to do her thing, which unsurprisingly is cooing sensually as the songs roll along, allowing her sexuality to take control. This disc is – as you could already guess bloody rare. A killer record all way round and one of my all time favorites. Bloody insane and great, so all time highest recommendation. Price Offers!!!!
230. SANDSTONE: “Can You Mend A Silver Thread” (Private US – 1971/ SA-2911) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ‾ Near Mint). Top copy of rare US 1971 private press psychedelic folk masterpiece. THE US psych folk album everyone’s chasing it seems. Locally released female vox led folk album that could have been a UK release in the Stoneangel, Pentangle, Mellow Candle realms. Haunting female vocals, original compositions, flute, harpsichord, bass/ drum, cello and guitars create a beautiful outer-wordly feel. To my ears the best US folk psych album I’ve yet heard… Amazingly clean copy of a record that was originally released in micro quantity…Price: Offers!!!!
231. SARA & MELODY: “Sound of the Pacific” (King – SKK-635) (Marble Wax Record: Near Mint/ Outer Hard Slip Case Plastic Jacket: Mint/ Inserted four paged Jacket: Mint/ STICKER OBI: Mint). Freakingly rare original 1st pressings with rare sticker OBI!!!! Copies with sticker obi still attached to the outer plastic case are almost non-existent anymore, the sticker obi is always missing and torn off. This copy here is the only fully intact copy I have ever seen. OK, let’s cut to the chase. Here you have a bloody rare Japanese psychedelic oddity I have never ever seen offered for sale before since hardly anyone knows about this gem – apart from some heavy Japanese collectors only. And it is quite an oddity that defies categorization. Nope, no point in checking the dreadful Japrocksampler or any of the Pokora books, I doubt you will find any info in there. So what is it all about? Sara and Melody were two young Japanese nymphets that heralded out of the Hawaiian islands – at least that is the story and they cut this one album while crossing the seas towards the motherland around 1968〜9. There they were recruited by no one else than the legendary Ishikawa Akira (of Count Buffaloos and Uganda fame) in order to cut this one-off album. Stylistically the album is hard to categorize but in order to try and describe this gem the closest I can come up with is “groovy psychedelic Japanese Minyo cross-breeding with Sergio Mendez kind off Latin vibes and Bossa rock styled moves”. And to top it all off, it was sung in perfect English, making it all the more exotic and off-the hook. In short it is late sixties Japanese psychedelic mondo rock that in decades to come would inspire contemporary groups like the Hair and ilk, plundering the sonics of this disc to death. “Sound of the Pacific” is a real gem of an album that comes housed in a fold out soft paper jacket complete with totally psyched out jacket art which on its turn is housed in a hard case plastic cover. The disc is then pressed on colorful marbled wax, making it visually even more lysergic. It fits the music like a velvet glove. Hideously rare, especially with outer plastic cover intact. Just never surfaces on these shores and comes with the highest possible recommendation if weird but oddly normal genre defying Japanese weird pop psych is your thing. No fuzz or so on this one, but mind bendingly great nevertheless. Bound to never surface again, just mark my words. AWESOME!!! And blooooody rare. Totally mint copy with OBI present so….. Price: Offers!!!!
232. SATO MASAHIKO & SOUNDBREAKERS: “Amalgamation – Kokotsu no Showa Genroku” (Liberty Records – LTP-9018) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent). TOP COPY!!!!! White label promo on RED WAX!!!! Original totally mint copy. This is definitely one of the weirdest, oddball Japanese sound artifacts of all times, being “Kôkotsu no Shôwa Genroku”, also known under the title “Amalgamation”. The album was composed, arranged and conducted by Sato Masahiko for which he got backed up by The Sound Breakers, a loosely assembled collective consisting out of the crème elements of the that day free jazz and New Rock scene. He teamed up with guitar slicker Kimio Mizutani, Louis Haynes on drums, Terakawa Masaoki (Love Life Live + 1) pumping the bass, free jazz drummer Toyozumi Tozaburo (Takayanagi Masayuki & Abe Kaoru free jazz team mate) and the free blasting sax howler Mototeru Takagi. Except for the vicious rock-jazz-beat interplay on this record, slashes of radio phonic sound sources, genuine Japanese music, classical intersections and sound infusions of field recordings and environmental sounds get patched on top of one another. The kind of collage – musique concrète compositional touch resulting out of this all was, even for those times, rather audacious. The other element that made the stupefaction complete, by adding a taste of schizophrenic angst to it all, were the radio edit insertions containing pieces of speeches by Hitler addressing an assembled mob of hysteric Nazis and spoken word interpellations by Emperor Hirohito, backed up by machine gun pumping and sound bites of air raids, which reflects clearly on the radical atmosphere of student upheaval that was omnipresent in the years 1969-1970 as part of the Anpo Tôsô. This all, fueled up with jaw dropping Hammond organ-guitar improvisatory interplay by Yanagida and Mizutani. During the second part of the “Amalgamation” composition the overall pace is set by dense duo interchange between the squealing sax eruptions of Mototeru Takagi and the propelling percussive rattles of Tozaburo Toyozumi, interspersed by descending angelic voices and inserted street sounds. Overall a ground breaking and, sadly enough, an almost completely vanished and forgotten historical milestone, which attempted clearly to bridge the gap between rock, avant-garde and free jazz by creating an hybrid-like masterpiece, light-years ahead of its time. In short, this record is a monster and listening to it comes over as sitting in a pool of liquid LSD and suddenly feeling your nuts on fire!! Best aural experience ever, I can tell you that much. Price: Offers!!!!
233. SATO MASAHIKO: “Transformation ‘69/ ‘71” (Express – ETP-9041) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint) Very rare promotional white label copy with OBI!!!!. I do not know what it is with Japanese free jazz these days but discs documenting that scene are rising quicker than a high tide on a full moon and next to that it seems almost completely impossible to dig them up anymore, like there is a great stock-before-famine-comes tide washing through the archipelago as far as rare records are concerned. And this disc is no exception; it has been years since I could lay my hands upon a copy of this classic masterpiece. Sato Masahiko’s classic trio where he gets flanked by Yasuo Arakawa and Masahiko Togashi. One freakingly heavy sidelong track and one two track side grace this disc, both highlighting a different side of the trio in action. Side A opens up with “Tigris” a soft free floating lyrical seven minute excursion that showcases Sato as a golden boy on the ivory keys while Arakawa and Togashi provide the perfect backbeat. Free but smooth as silk, just perfect. The second composition “On a Clear Day” almost sees Sato meandering into Monk like influenced waters that begins slow paced before venturing of into a high gear accelerated speed up frenzy that remains an artfully structuralized berserker. There is much solo space for each of the three players and the spacious mix buts each of the three upfront on different occasions. It is a stunning showcase of three gifted players at the top of their game. Both of these tracks were recorded on March 17th and 20th, 1969. The B Side sidelong track is a whole different affair. Being recorded two years later on March 2nd, 1971, the trio sounds here like being on fire. From the opening notes on, one can feel and hear a different mood set, a tad introvert and dark but when things get rolling, it becomes an unfettered affair, fusing power and poetry into one coherent slab of paradigmatic oriental Fire Music. Cascading notes, tornado-like curveballs of sonic clusters that sound like almost a piano induced frenzy as an afterthought to a firestorm of improvisational interplay. Collective improvisation built up around piano pounding and droning base stroking aesthetics evolve into a workout spiked with moments of real intense beauty especially with Sato sweeping across the keys, injecting his play with electronic sounds and prepared piano moves while Arakawa scrapes his bass snares and Togashi cooks up a storm of muffled brushes and strokes. Still like most true inventive Fire Music it is also an exhausting and equally rewarding listening experience. These cats had it all down; gracious free-floating grandeur that touches divinity while creation unfolds itself. Just massive and highly important recording. Getting extremely rare these days. Price: Offers!!!!!
234. SATO MASAHIKO TRIO: “Deformation” (Express – EP-8005) (Blood Red Wax Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ MINT/ Obi: Excellent). Rare WHITE LABEL PROMO red wax Express label copy. Comes with always missing OBI!! WHITE label PROMO Copy!! Copies with Obi are fucking seriously rare – haven’t had a copy on red wax with obi for over 5 years now and this is only the 2nd time evr I have seen a copy with obi, so go figure. OK, if obscure and hard to track down Japanese avant-garde and free jazz is your thing then look no further. This disc, released in 1969 is a hard nut to come by since due to extremely poor sales only a handful of copies and some promo copies are known to have hit the streets, making it now one of the hardest free jazz documents to track down. This one comes on bloody red wax. But all this idle talk aside, it's the music that really counts. And it burns hard…hardcore trio line-up consisting out of Sato Masahiko on piano, Arakawa Yasuo on bass and Togashi Masahiko on drums. Together they are responsible for unleashing a jaw-droppingly great amalgam-sounding explosion of disruptive energy. They trash out an entirely new Japanese free jazz methodology by incorporating enka and minyo tapes into the performance, rendering it into an otherworldly, if not almost eerie listening experience. Loud percussive crashes collide with rattling piano rolls that get underscored by blood-thumbing bass riffage. When all interaction gets mineralized into a minimalist excursion the minyo tape insertions dwarf into the foreground, making it all sound like rural traditions going bananas through a intravenous fix of avant-garde that gets nuked right into the bloodstream of the national subconscious. Chilling, lysergic, stupefying and outward bound, this is some of the best freeform junk that came out of the archipelago. Comes on BLOOD RED WAX and with the never seen always-elusive OBI!! Highest recommendation. Price: Offers!!!
235. SATO MASAHIKO & TOSHIYUKI MIYAMA & NEW HERD: “Yamataifu” (Toshiba – TJ-9004) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket with embossed relief print: Near Mint/ 16 Paged Booklet: Mint/ OBI: Mint). Original 1st press (unlike the faux and latter sleeve image in Cope’s self-invented book) issue all complete with book and jaw-dropping scarce OBI. It seems misinformation is spreading like a bug on web pages and sorts. Everywhere I see this album listed – on Discogs and other pages, people try to come away with the reissue version of it housed in a different jacket as being the sole pressing. Well, I hate to be the barer of bad news but all the imagery you see of this album is actually the late seventies common 2nd pressing. So for once and for all, here you have a chance to obtain or glimpse at the true 1st original pressing, released on the Toshiba label and not on Express, which was the label (subsidiary of Toshiba btw) for the 2nd later pressing. The 1st pressing of this album is – as opposed to the later press – quite a difficult one to locate and this copy here is the 1st spare I have in many moons. So what is it like? Well the sole thing almost all seem to agree about is that it is a brainiac killer slide of free-improvisation and big band funky comic jazz moves. The real treat is of course Sato Masahiko, spiking the whole three-part score affair up with his heavy ring-modulated electric piano (which would go in overdrive and reach for stratospherically heights on his “Penetration” album). This primitive electronic devise augments the tonal color of the whole affair, injecting it with cosmic radiation, beaming down from solar flares that got bombarded with mercurial jamming of jet-engined brass sections and kerosene fumes intoxicated body-swerving, omni-directional rhythms of triumphal, spirit/energy scatter shots, evoking images of a legion of ghosts marching all the way over the horizon. In short this wicked slide is together with “Penetration” (which takes this concept as a trio line-up to the next solar system like level of intensity) the ring modulator infected free jazz blast of all time that will have your ears whopping and woofing for weeks in a row. Insanely rare true 1st pressing with the obi in all galore flashing its true colors and with the detailed booklet. Bound to tank again to the depths of obscurity and you will probably have a hard time finding an original copy of this one again. So act now and hold your peace forever!! Just never surfaces, an all-complete copy with obi. All killer and no filler free jazzing earth scorching beast from the Far East!!! Price: Offers!!!
236. SATO MASAHIKO TRIO: “Penetration – Masahiko Sato Trio in Berlin” (Toshiba – TP-9521Z) (Record: Near Mint/ Liner Notes: Near Mint/ Outer Box Set: Near Mint/). This is the BOMB!!!! Insanely rare & hardly ever seen before Japanese free jazz monster. The LP came out in the same single disc box set series just like Uganda. And like Uganda, this disc is almost as rare, never surfaces and is just rarer as a hen’s teeth. This is the 1st original pressing released in a box. There is a common later press that comes in a different jacket, released on a different label (Express I believe) and even the music was cut short as opposed to the original version if I recall right. So here is the first original pressing and copies in existence are very few and far in between. It just never turns up and so far I know of only a handful of people owning a copy of this edition. But the music is what really counts here and that is a vicious one. Recorded live at the Berlin Jazz Festival on November 6th, 1971. The trio at this point consisted out of Sato Masahiko (Piano and ring modulator), Arakawa Yasuo (bass) and Ozu Masahiko (drums). What makes this disc possibly the greatest LP ever recorded by Sato Masahiko (apart from his Sato Masahiko & Soundbreakers album) is his use of fusing piano with electronic sounds and the employment of a ring modulator. By doing so he creates a wonderful eerie fusion of acoustic and electronic generated sounds that mingle with the free jazz aesthetic the groups exerts. Due to the ring modulator and the contact microphones attached to his piano, the trio’s improvisations get revved up with a reverberating echo and an electronic buzzing and whirling, creating some sort of background hissing feedback that zooms in and out of focus, adding an extra demented touch to Sato’s visions of piano drivin’ free jazz. The two side-long tracks are pregnant with a buzzing electronically charged tension that hovers in the air and almost sets the scene for an aquanautic-like recorded free improv brawl. The overall atmosphere is dense and inseminated with a thunder like tension that looms over the session, like the moist heat and threatening tempestuous winds assembling and gathering furious strength on the horizon ready to unleash their wrath and tropical tempestuous anger upon mankind. A roaring silence pregnant with suspense and danger which unleashes its full swirling whirl-blasting rage upon coming of age on side two. I guess this is as close one can come simulating the sounds of sitting in the midst of a tornado with debris flying around your head. Amazing disc that simultaneously appeals to the free jazz/ improvisation and electronic music lover that resides within me. This is a rare white label promotion copy. This first edition box set version is super rare since the record bombed upon its release and failed to sell any copies. Some years later down the road, the Express label released it as a single jacket budget issue housed in a different quite hideously designed jacket, which is more easily available. But this 1st press copy just never turns up, making it one of the rarest Japanese free jazz/ experimental discs to have seen the light of day. Price: Offers!!!!
237. SAVOY BROWN: “Getting To The Point – Art Rock Best Series” (London/ King Records – SLC-283) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Perfection, impossible to ever upgrade upon mega rare Japan ONLY Savoy Brown issue all complete with obi. The 2nd Savoy Brown LP, released in Japan in November 1969. Getting to the Point marks the debut of a vastly different lineup, still led by Simmonds but now fronted by new vocalist Chris Youlden. The pair got off to a good start by writing or co-writing most of the album. The playing is solid white boy trashy blues and Youlden's vocals are deeply rooted in the mannerisms of tourchbearers B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Still, he has a confident voice and front man persona. He turned out to be a true and well fitting addition to the band with his rich, often mournful vocal that harnessed perfectly to Simmond’s fluid guitar lines, levered in home grown material from both men that trademarked their sound. The line-up soon enriched by the arrival of bassist “Lonesome” Dave Peverett and drummer Roger Earle. Originals like "Flood in Houston" and "Mr. Downchild" provide the highlights. Never ever offered before and truly rare Japan 1st original pressing with obi in virginal condition. This is actually the 1st copy I ever see apart from a picture in a book some years ago. A one-off chance! Price: Offers!!!
238. SCHAEFFER, PIERRE with GUY REIBEL: “Solfege De L’Object Sonore” RTF – Groupe de Recherches Musicales de l’O.R.T.F. – O.R.T.F. – SR2) (3 LP Set: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Individual LP Sleeves: Mint/ Thick Accompanying Book: Mint/ Outer Imprinted cardboard Box Set Sleeve: Near Mint). Original French 1967 pressing in TOP condition. Full title being “Pierre Schaeffer – Trois Microsillons d’exemples sonores de Guy Reibel assiste de Beatrice Ferreyra illustrant le Traite Des Objects Musicaux et presentes par l’Auteur – realization du groupe de recherches musicales de l’O.R.T.F. – Editions du Seuil”. The first achievement in 1967 included three LPs and a book containing the author's comments on each of the sound samples. This treaty summarizes Schaeffer’s research conducted around sound phenomenon in its various aspects. This is an in-depth reflection on the nature of sound. Some of the themes are the timbre of the sounds and the concept of the musical instrument, the time limits of the ear, a typology of musical objects, and the four elements of music theory. It is primarily intended for those who work with sound material. The sound pieces themselves were conducted by Guy Reibel, Beatriz Ferreyra, Henri Chiarucci, François Bayle and Pierre Schaeffer himself. These investigations find their culmination in this ominous set here. The focus lies on sound accessing the stage of "musical object" when it meets certain criteria that make it "appropriate" to be used as music and it is presented here for the first time with the concept of "reduced listening". This revolutionary concept overturns traditional attitudes of listening to music, or even listening at all. It consisted of a radical form of listening, freed from source concepts (the origin of the sound) and the sense (cultural significance, in particular) in order to relate to its intrinsic characteristics, its material, hearing texture, shape. Today this Treaty is one of the most important reference in the theoretical musical research in the twentieth century. Original copy of legendary French box 3 LPs + booklet by the father of experimental avant-garde music. Complete original box from 1967 including 3 LP’s (in perfect condition) + cover + Book. Housed in extremely fragile carton box (clean with just a small crease). Always damaged or with the outer box missing, this copy here is the best condition possible and all complete, so … Price: Offers!!!!!
239. THE SEARCH PARTY: “Montgomery Chapel” (Century - 32013) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint / Jacket: Mint, still in original shrink-wrap). Here it is, one of the finest Christian acid folk records to hit the scene. This copy here is the 1969 Original pressing of this ultra rare West coast Xian Psych Monster with female vocals, dreamy downer vibes and vicious fuzz leads scattered all over the place. One of the best and most unique records from the whole psych era. the pinnacle of X-ian psychedelic folk records, complete with paste on cover. Personally, this is one of the most haunting and beautiful Christian records primitive Christian folk-rock LP ever to have waxed my ears. The Search Party privately recorded this sole LP and they surely hit on some truly unique moods and sounds. Drawing heavily from the west coast "psychedelic" sounds of the era, the Search Party lift off like a basement garage band and channel the compositions by a Catholic middle-aged priest and mould it into a crude and primal take on Californian trashy folk-rock complete with an unpolished psychedelic vibe injected with the right dose of fuzz guitar sounds, primitive organ play and unpolished male and female vocals. Side 1 cruises to a highlight with an unparalleled 9-minute downer folk-rock head twister that is nothing short of being addictive and makes you coming back for more and more. In all, fantastic primitive Christian folk-rock. One of the great private press psychedelic folk & garage LP’s of the era. Beautiful & TOP copy still in shrink-wrap. Next to impossible to upgrade upon this one here, I do not believe they come any better than this one. Price: Offers!!!
240. The SEEDS: “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine b/w Daisy Mae” (London/ King Records – TOP-1154) (7 Inch Single: Near Mint/ gatefold Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Rarest of the rare Japan only Seeds releases, original 1967 single that comes housed in Japan only killer picture sleeve. Never surfaces, just bloody forget it. Top condition. Price: Offers!!!
241. The SEEDS: “In Concert” (King Records – SLC-219) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Circular Obi: Mint). Bloody rare Japan only jacket design issue all complete with even rarer obi – white label promo copy as issued in November 1968. Top condition and monstrously rare! Impossible to upgrade upon, the perfect copy with obi & promo!!! The songs really were cut live to tape, with no overdubs and edits, and the Seeds sound plenty tight and enthusiastic here, with Sky Saxon’s vocals reaching a near-feral intensity on "Satisfy You," "Night Time Girl," and "900 Million People Daily All Making Love," and Jan Savage’s guitar work cutting significantly deeper than in the original recordings of these tunes. A few new tunes were played at the "live" sessions, and "Humble and Bumble" and "The Gypsy Plays His Drums" aren't milestones in the Seeds’ catalog, but they attack the hits with force and commitment, and the almost-ten-minute rave-up on "Up in Her Room" is some sort of crazed triumph. Maybe not raw, but more alive than you think, and one of the Seeds’ best offerings. Price: Offers!!!
242. SMALL FACES: “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” (Immediate Records/ Toshiba Records Japan – IP-80135) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Hyper rare Japan original 1st press issue that comes housed in Japan only sleeve art. Promo ONLY red wax vinyl pressing. Just never turns up!!!! There was no shortage of good psychedelic albums emerging from England in 1967-1968, but Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake is special even within their ranks. The Small Faces had already shown a surprising adaptability to psychedelia with the single "Itchycoo Park" and much of their other 1967 output, but Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake pretty much ripped the envelope. Ogden’s' first half consists of six tightly buzzing slices of the psychedelic R&B that was now their stock in trade. The sonic fare divides itself between punchy blue-eyed soul stompers like ''Afterglow (Of Your Love)'' and more psychedelic colored tunes like ''Lazy Sunday''. The second side contains the story of Happiness Stan and his quest to find the moon, spiked up with the vocals of Stanley Unwin. Here the songs are considerably more embellished and varied in texture; from the strange faux-folksy “Mad John” to the more rocking “Rollin’ Over”. The latter featured a brass section while the rest included strings, harps and all the usual trappings expected of bands that wished to signal their serious musical intent. But somehow at the heart of it all was the Small Faces’ muscular approach that makes Ogden’s certainly the least fey of all English psychedelic classics. In the same way as their contemporaries, the Zombies (with Odessey and Oracle), their masterpiece was their swansong and like that album it remains a pinnacle of British 60s pop. Price: Offers!!!!
243. SOFT MACHINE: “S/T” (Probe – King Records Japan – SR-303) (Record: Near Mint/Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Mint). Hopelessly rare Japan ONLY issue & the cleanest & most perfect copy to ever cross my eyes so far. First Soft Machine disc but here you have the 1st Japanese press of this baby, with totally different jacket artwork that came out only in Japan. Mega rare, especially in this condition as here, 2nd time I saw a copy on these shores or anywhere else for that matter but first time I have one in absolutely TOP condition. First original 1st Japanese pressing of that day, totally different artwork but nevertheless the music is even better. Next to impossible to dig up on these shores, especially in such a near immaculate condition as this baby here. Price: Offers!!!!
244. SOUND CREATION: “Rock Fantasia” (Teichiku – FX-408) (Record: Near Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: MINT). TOP COPY!! Bloody rare and hardly ever offered Japanese progressive & psychedelic rock masterpiece. COMPLETE with freakingly rare OBI – all complete copy! Only the 2nd time that I can klay my eyes on an all-complete copy – and even without obi these babies do not surface at all. Recently added to Pokora’s book with a 6 star value but sadly enough largely unknown outside the shorelines of Japan, one of the country’s psychedelic hidden gems. Original 1972 issue that was released in the same series as S. Tanaka's "British Rock Live In Japan" brain melter!!! A stunning and totally obscure and overlooked Japanese psychedelic masterpiece that stands shoulder to shoulder with Buddha Meets Rock/ Far Out/ British Rock Live In Japan and the likes and also enjoying the same line up as Ceremony and other lysergic studio one-off jams. Hideously rare, only 2nd time I ever see a copy up for grabs so..... give me your best shot. Copies with obi never turn up, first copy to surface with obi present. Top condition!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
245. SPEED GLUE & SHINKI: “Eve” (Atlantic – P-8081) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent/ All the 6 inserts: Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Excellent). Best copy around and this is an utterly clean stock copy - most of those are always in bad condition, but this one here is perfect!!!. The band's sound – as illustrated on this hideously rare LP – was an amphetamine infused heavy psychedelic blues-rock trip quelling the darker side of the New Rock (a term that hereafter became referred to by Japanese rock critics as the Yokohama sound). But unlike the Golden Cups, Speed, Glue & Shinki were obviously heavenly influenced by and more speeded up with kerosene infused greasy acidic raw garage aesthetic than their British blues rock role models. Unlike the high tensioned rock of the Flower Traveling Band, the straight forward seriousness of Blues Creation or the conflagrated artisan touch that Flied Egg beheld, Speed, Glue & Shinki succeeded in surmounting the self-parody of artistic pretension by embodying a sound of eastern dopes high on the raw and ostensible energy of an urban guerilla's sonic warfare. And this is where it all began. An historical piece of demented psychedelia. Top copy stock copy with no marks or any defects - haven't seen such a clean one in over 15 years and now up for grabs….Top condition!!!! Seems to be hardly played at all. Final upgrade copy maybe??? Price: Offers!!!!
246. SPOOKY TOOTH: “Spooky Tooth No Sekai” (Victor Records – FOX-7003) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Heavy Japan Only Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Bloody rare Japan first original pressing all-complete with mega rare OBI as released in October 1969. Just never surfaces all complete with obi. This full-length debut from British blues-rockers Spooky Tooth has a tone similar to Traffic with its psychedelic take on the influential pop and soul music of the '60s. A few cover tunes including Janis Ian’s "Society's Child" and the Nashville Teens’ "Tobacco Road" are included, but original songs like the soulful ballad "It Hurts You So" and "Bubbles" (with its Beach Boys sensibility) are the real standouts. The cheery, psychedelic "It's All About a Roundabout" is the catchiest number by far. On this dreamy cut, vocalist/keyboardist Gary Wright demonstrates some sharp melodic and compositional instincts. Although Spooky Tooth eventually became better-known for their straightforward blues-rock, the trippy pop of It’s All About counts as a career highlight for the group. Fans of late-'60s British rock are definitely advised to check out this impressive release.” (All Music guide). Classic slide, love it entirely. First time ever I could see an all-complete first issue Japanese pressing with obi. One of the rarest obi-releases from down here. Price: Offers!!!!
247. SPRING: “American Spring” (Toshiba Liberty – LLP-80537) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ OBI: MINT). Japan only issue & white label promotional copy. First time ever I can lay my hands on a copy of this one, just never surfaces on these shores. And to make things even more insane, this one comes all complete with OBI – making it one of the rarest domestic releases!!! Spring consisted of two sisters Marilyn and Diane Rovell, formerly of The Honeys. Marilyn was married to Beach Boy Brian Wilson who had a ghostly production role in this 1972 LP. It was released under the “American Spring” banner for the European market. As albums go, it’s a shimmering delight. Tennessee Waltz gets us off to a rustic start before Thinkin’ Bout You Baby (composed by Brian Wilson and David Sandler) floats off in a cloud of soft pop magnificence. The second Wilson / Sandler effort is the blissed-out Sweet Mountain which sounds like it belongs on 1968s Friends. Wispy and ethereal harmonies make for a hazy but rewarding listening experience. Spacey and fragile versions of Awake and Superstar enhance the gold-star quality of side one. Familiarity breeds extreme contentment on side two. This Whole World is the first in a run of three Beach Boys tracks from the Sunflower era. It’s transformed into something approaching Smile-like status – extended coda and an amazing instrumental breakdown. Dennis’ Forever is sung with the right amount of exquisite emotion while Good Time (not released on a Beach Boys album until 1977s Love You) is a kaleidoscope of fuzzy melodies and the classic late 60s surf vibe. The album concludes with a brace of Carole King numbers – the resigned tone of Now That Everything’s Been Said and the heart-heavy Down Home. Bloody rare Japan only jacket issue, the Japanese original pressing just never surfaces, first copy to cross my eyes that is all complete with obi, making it one of the rarest Japan releases all complete. TOP all the way. Price: Offers!!!
248. STOMU YAMASHITA w/ KOSUGI TAKEHISA: “Sunrise From West Sea – Yamash'ta & the Horizon Live” (King Records/ LONDON – SLC(J)-359) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent). White label TEST PRESSING!!! Mega rare original copy of Japanese experimental psyched out head-trip whirlpool of improvisational interplay. Comes with always missing OBI!!! In short this is a clash of the titans. Recorded live at Yamaha Hall, Tokyo 1971, the line up consists out of It's a true master-piece for this genre, however never reissued yet for some reasons. Recorded live at Yamaha Hall, Tokyo 1971, featuring Stomu Yamashita (percussion), Masahiko Sato (electronic organ, who released another insanely rare album called “Amalgamation” under Sato Masahiko and the Soundbreakers banner), Takehisa Kosugi (electronic violin, a main man of Taj Mahal Travelers) and Hideakira Sakurai (electronic koto, shamisen, percussion). Housed in terrific gatefold cover art that perfectly matches the glorious music housed inside.  Copies just never ever surface anymore in this part of the universe and this is the first time I have one to spare. If you dig Taj Mahal Travelers, East Bionic Symphonia and assorted improvisational psyched out interplay than this monster has written “you” all over it. Massive to say the least and so bloody, insanely rare, never seen a test pressing of this beast before, totally unique item… Price: Offers!!!!

249. STOOGES: “S/T” (Elektra – EKS-74051) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint – small drill hole in upper right corner as always). Top copy in perfect nick 1st press of the Stooges debut album as released in 1969. MEGA RARE and never offered before TRUE FIRST PRESSING with NO ADDRESS on label, record is absolutely in top condition, perfect all the way. “The dangerous psychedelic Stooges manage to quickly get down to the nitty gritty of sensual frustration for all of neo-American adolescent malehood...
1969, the lead song on the disc, is the perfect expression of the oldest complaint of rebellious anarcho/crazy youth. Iggy sounds a lot younger than twenty-two for the horny American youth whose fantasies he summarizes...
I WANNA BE YOUR DOG is reminiscent of early Velvet Underground music carrying it into even more bizarre levels...
NO FUN is a crazed song of repressed American boy/girl crazies...
NOT RIGHT features some physically abusive guitar playing by Stooge guitarist Ron Asheton. Throughout the album Asheton reveals himself as an insane master of the power the Stooges channel into their music. This is probably the guitar style of the future...
The music is all 1969; Iggy and the boys doing Stooge music.
” (Creem August 1969). Getting increasingly difficult to dig up in a perfect nick as this one here. Every copy out there has the Elektra address printed on the label but only a very few very first pressings came out WITHOUT the address on the label. This is the very first pressing and damned rare, first time ever a copy crosses my eyes…Price: Offers!!!!

250. IGGY AND THE STOOGES: “Raw Power b/w Search And Destroy” (CBS SONY – SOPB-244) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve Jacket: Near Mint). Freakingly rare Japan only Stooges EP release that comes housed in Japan ONLY sleeve art. WHITE LABEL PROMO ISSUE in top condition. Price: Offers!!!!
251. SUKEGAWA TOSHIYA: “Compositions For Magnetic Tape” (FLORA – OBK-1001) (Record: Near Mint/ Hand Pasted Jacket: Excellent – has some mildew spots from age/ 2 pages hand typed liner notes: Near Mint). Bloody damned obscure and rare electronic music/ musique concrete masterpiece from Japan that no one knows as this one was privately releases in an edition of 100 copies (or less?). Sukegawa is a man of many colors, being active as a composer, music critic and magazine editor; he managed way back in 1983 to churn out this privately released masterpiece of electronic music and musique concrete. Don’t let the date fool you, although this masterpiece was created between 1979 and 1983 at the NHK studios of Hiroshima, it sounds very primitively like the late 1960s/ early 1970s much revered sound art pieces. Sukegawa successfully blends his stripped down piano sounds with electronic, concrete and sounds of a demolished string ensemble into one beguiling work of collage art/ tape music. As the place of creation already hints at, his work is rooted deeply in nuclear disaster and the cobble-stoned way that hopefully leads to peace. He used studio downtime to pursue initial experiments into the organization of his sonic playfield, cutting across all abstract theorizing, the recording eventually became the score and is eye-filling, endowed with aural beauty. Sonically speaking that translates itself into a simple sound painting of urban noise pollution, music and luminous dust, muted speech – modulated by fading signals, fierce bursts of crackle, sibilant voices distorted into electronic sandpaper, radiophonic fizz, abyssal waveforms, floating sunlight on ripples of electronic hums, Blade Runner styled disquiet escapist sounds drift in and out of focus, etc. His ambient aesthetic flies aloft and with impetuous roar pursues something like the austere intimacy of haunting echoes, of waves breaking on rocks, making his sonic painting drenched in the past, yet so of the moment. One of the finest musique concrete and electronic pieces to have ever caressed my earlobes. Sadly enough….viciously rare and totally unknown, so you only have probably this one of chance to wheel in something extraordinary. Price: Offers!!!
252. Le SUN RA With LEROI JONES: “A Black Mass” (Jihad Productions – 1968) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent). Probably one of the rarest Sun Ra recordings out there. Just never comes up. “The most infamous and difficult to procure Sun Ra artifact; originally issued on Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones)'s Jihad label (home of the original Sunny's Time Now by Sunny Murray as well). Originally issued in 1968, A Black Mass was personally distributed by Baraka via a network of radical Black literature bookstores and was not commonly found in the channels that records of the time moved in. As a result, it has enjoyed a mystical status for the better part of its 30+-year existence, and many hard-core Ra completists had a hard time shelving this one. A strange and revolutionary play by Baraka, with musical interludes by the Myth Science Arkestra. Very, very historic. "The play A Black Mass was written in Harlem in 1965, much of it probably at my desk at The Black Arts Repertory Theater School at West 130th Street and Lenox (now Malcolm X. Blvd.). It was first performed at the RKO Proctors Theater, Newark as a companion piece to J-E-L-L-O, a satire on the Jack Benny show where Rochester turns militant. The reason it was Newark is because late in 1965, I decided to walk away from the BARTS because with the mounting internal strife, the phenomenon of 'diminishing returns' had set in so disruptively that the vision of bringing Black Art into the community and creating what we were later to understand as Cultural Revolution could no longer succeed at that venue. Black Mass shows the heavy influence of the Nation of Islam even though, after Malcolm's murder, I became alienated from that Nation, essentially as a means of registering my allegiance to Malcolm. Even the Jacoub story I had gotten from Malcolm when he was still more directly motivated by Elijah Muhammad's teachings. Sun Ra was one of the most consistent and supportive artists associated with the BARTS. He was there several days a week, teaching all who would listen. At any rate, when I conceived of doing Black Mass to music, Ra was the only musician in my mind. Not just because of the 'otherworldliness' of the tale, but the sensuous 'outness' I knew Ra, with his Myth Science Arkestra, would bring, which I felt would give a material life to the text. The work was recorded in The Spirit House, on the first floor theater we had created by tearing down the walls of my rented one-family house, just as we had done at The Black Arts. With Sylvia Robinson (Amina Baraka, a Newark artist who would shortly become my wife), Yusef Iman (a BARTS original), Newark's Marvin Camillo (he and Yusef are both gone now), and Barry Wynn (Amun Ankra), we tried to recreate the staged version, which we had just done. And while there is something to be desired in our collaboration, the recording stands not only as a record of what The Black Arts was doing, but points I think into the future of the spoken word and the possibility of expanding what can be recorded and what kind of collaboration between word and music can come. The theme 'The Satellites Are Spinning' is the dramatic musical mise-en-scene throughout, though close listeners will hear some of the music, which characterized the Myth Science Arkestra rising and falling through the mainly improvised music drama. In total, the music is rich and evocative by itself. Heard with the text of The Black Mass, both connect and extend each other with a dramatic gestalt of Myth-Science music and the mythologized history deepens our emotional perception of what is being told. For me, re-heard with the benefit of study and another kind of thoughtfulness, it even projects a rationale that's more scientifically based, 'search-lighting' some evasive facts of human history as well as projecting the premise which I have long held, that art is creation, and that we must oppose the 'creation of what does not need to be created.' --Amiri Baraka. Great copy!!! Price: Offers!!!!
253. SUN RA & HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA: “Secrets Of The Sun” (El Saturn/ Saturn – 9954 - FG-9954-E/ GH-9954-F – 208) (Record: Excellent ‾ Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent with no defects or damages). Original US pressing on GOLD colored El Saturn label imprint, there are 2 jacket variations of this one and here you have the scarce b & w version, rarely seen and in outstanding condition. Secrets of the Sun was a transitional album for Sun Ra and his Arkestra. It was recorded during 1962 at a time when the musicians were relocating from Chicago to New York. Perhaps because of this, the Arkestra isn't at its full size, and the assembled performers toy with new ideas that would eventually feed into better-known works like Out There A Minute. Older compositions are reworked here too: 'Space Aura' dates back to the Chicago period, but the slow, horn-heavy swing takes on a more cumbersome sound to the version that appeared on Interstellar Low Ways. Secrets Of The Sun is a satisfying and by no means impenetrable entry into Sun Ra's catalogue, and is packaged with 'Flight To Mars' a seventeen-minute, highly experimental work from the same era, notable for opening with a pretty radical tape collage. Highly Recommended. Price: Offers!!!
254. SUN RA and his ARKESTRA: “Discipline 99” (El Saturn 61674) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint) Top condition original 1974 Saturn pressing. From 1974, out of Chicago, comes Sun Ra and his Arkestra with their album Discipline 99/Out Beyond The Kingdom Of on El Saturn 61674 private press. It was recorded at a Hunter College, New York, performance by Sun Ra & His Arkestra on June 16, 1974. Selected titles were issued that year on LP (Saturn 61674); the album went thru several pressings with different-colored labels, at least as late as 1980. As with many privately pressed Saturns from the 1970s and '80s, the total press run is unknown, but presumably it totals in the hundreds, not the thousands, hence original copies are rare. Rare homemade private press by Sun Ra and his group! It is a plain white cover with a slick glued onto the front! Comes with hand-colored labels and this is the very first issue of this title. One of the rarer versions of this LP! Seven cut album of great free jazz! Most of Sun Ra's private presses on the El Saturn label were only 50-200 pressed! Amazingly clean and top copy! Price: Offers!!!!
255. SUN RA And His ARKESTRA: “Horizon – Recorded Live in Egypt, 1971” (El Saturn Records – 1217718) (Record: Near Mint/ Paste-On Handmade & hand Colored Paste On Jacket: Near Mint). Original 1st pressing on Ra’s own Saturn label with hand pasted & colored sleeve art. Damned rare variation that just about never surfaces. Top condition. This one came out in various sleeve art mutations. Rare LP documenting during Sun Ra & his Arkestra’s first Egyptian visit. Recorded in Cairo on December 17, 1971, this is one of the only discs to have been issued in very limited numbers. It opens with a bang when the Arkestra launch straight into "Starwatchers" with a choral chant and solo from John Gilmore before the entire Arkestra dive headlong into a languid and free-form high tension jam, creating an arresting experience. Ra’s atonal mini-Moog unleashes in return a deep subterranean schizophrenic high voltage reaction with his sharp staccato injections ravaging the soundscape overtop of the animated strive of the Arkestra. It is simply a lethal listening experience, which comes over as the whole band is engaged in trench warfare, hurtling in and out of focus. Other maniac group fury leaps into renditions of "Discipline 2" as well as "Discipline 8" and although it are Arkestra standards, Ra succeeds in making them again utterly unique. "Space Is the Place" starts out as almost a tribal chant before breaking down into an extended free jazz skronk embellishing a raggedy group dynamic of The Magic Band, all complete with raw breakdowns of huffing brass and droning psychedelic bleeps and once the group are firing on all cylinders it is just impossible to resist, mainlining free jazz, electric boogie, basement crank - allowing the combo to interact at their most melodic -- on this disc, anyway. And everything is blessed with that magic and cool cassette-recorded audio-verite feel. Just fantastic!!! Price: Offers!!!
256. SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA: “Some Blues But Not The Kind That’s Blue” (El Saturn – 1014077) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Paste on Sleeve: Near Mint). Original 1978 US pressing in top shape. A nice 1977 date that's heavy on standards. Ra’s work is generally remembered as being rather "out-there," but Some Blues helps remind listeners that he had learned all the rules well before setting out to break them. Aside from the two Sun Ra tunes, this is a pretty inside date with some major statements from Ra on piano and John Gilmore on tenor. The title track (one of only two originals) opens the record with a minute and a half of chaos from Ra’s stripped-down, bass-less Arkestra, until suddenly he pounds out a brief piano motif that stops the band in its tracks. The jam strides on confidently, showcasing an amazing interplay between Ra’s groove-heavy piano playing and the swagger of John Gilmore’s tenor sax. For the most part, the other standards follow suit, with the exception of a bewildering reading of "My Favorite Things," that begins with Ra mostly ignoring the chord-changes of the original and instead focusing on the piano as a solely percussive instrument, allowing his band mates ample solo time to hint at the original melody. Everyone gets a bit of solo room, and the flutes and bass clarinet add some really nice colors, especially on "My Favorite Things," a song so closely identified with the John Coltrane Quartet hat this version is almost startling in its contrast to Coltrane’s myriad versions. Midway through he explores the melody in various keys and tempos, and in that moment you can actually hear the confusion on the rest of the band’s faces. Price: Offers!!!
257. SUN RA & HIS OUTER SPACE ARKESTRA: “A Fireside Chat With Lucifer” (Saturn – 1984SG-9) (Record: Near Mint/ Hand Painted Touched Jacket: Near Mint, still housed in original Shrink). Top condition US original press issue. Like many Sun Ra albums, Fireside Chat offered stylistic random shuffle, as was the artist's intent, reflecting his eclectic, seemingly irreconcilable approach to compositional extremes. With Sun Ra you get everything except consistency and predictability. Side B consisted of the inscrutable 21-minute title track, while Side A consisted of three unrelated, shorter works (the wryly apocalyptic "Nuclear War," a languid, atmospheric ballad titled "Retrospect," and the soul groove "Makeup"). Fireside Chat was pressed in limited quantities, with hand-made Xeroxed covers (sans personnel or credits but at least two different art work versions do exist), and sold at concerts. Some were re-touched by adding some hand painting, like this one here. Original copies are incredibly rare. This one is in top shape, housed in shrink and sounds stellar! Price: Offers!!!
258. The 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS: “Psychedelic Sounds Of” (International Artists – IA-LP-1) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Original MONO 1966 pressing in top condition – GREEN/YELLOW label. “The music in case anyone needs to know, is a fire-breathing blend of garage, folk-rock and embryonic psychedelia, the latter represented by the two pioneering numbers “Roller Coaster” and “Kingdom of Heaven” (PL – Acid Archives). Simply one of the greatest LP’s ever to have been put down on wax, simply jaw-droppingly awesome but I guess you already knew that. If not, it is never to late to start gnawing the skull, suck the bones, then soak the bastard with gasoline & toss a match on it. It is just such a thrilling experience. Clean copies of the album are getting increasingly difficult to unearth, many copies – if not most that you see in the wild – are trashed beyond belief, this one is in great condition, EX all way round. Mono copies hardly ever surface in such a nice condition. Price: Offers!!!
259. TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS “August 1974” (Columbia – OP-7147~8-N) (2 LP Record Set: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint/ Additional Taj Mahal Travellers Live Concert Insert: Mint). ORIGINAL COPY! Heavy hitting monster rarity, complete with always missing obi!!!! Here is the real deal, one of the rarest albums out of Japan. It is estimated that there are no more than 300 copies in circulation of which only 100 are adorned with the obi, making this gem rare as hell. Taj Mahal Travelers first album is quite easily to track down but their 2 LP successor, this one, is just impossible to get. The record is a fragile masterpiece, sound wise as well as art wise since the gatefold is made out of flimsy carton. Jacket is top all the way. Vinyl is shiny with no signs of scuffs or scratches. Amazing complete copy, hideously rare and bloody collectible. Once in a lifetime opportunity maybe, especially with the obi present. Act now and hold your peace forever. Price: Offers!!!
260. TAKAGI MOTOTERU & TOSHIYUKI TSUCHITORI: “Origination” (ALM Records – ALM-04) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Top condition copy!!! Well, here you have one of the Holy Grails of the Japanese free jazz underground, a disc that just never surfaces anymore. Impossible to track down these days, hardly ever turns up anymore. Pressing quantities upon its release were 300 copies, so rare as a hen’s teeth. Sadly enough, the outside world has their myopic gaze only locked unto the much-hyped (they are stellar of course and need to be hyped) two key players of that period, being Takayanagi and Abe, but fail to look beyond the yonder at the other hardcore players that often even surpass all the others. This is mainly due to music critics’ inability to scrap beyond the surface layer in order to dig out some of the nuggets that remain hidden underneath. And since people tend to put their faith and trust in such critics who hype middle-of-the-road mediocrity instead of stellar lunacies, gems like this one remain hidden from hardcore music enthusiasts. This disc is such a nugget and well conserved pearl of musical greatness. Mototeru Takagi may and should ring a bell if you ever took the time to check out PSF’s early releases. If so, you are certainly aware of his brain peeling recording “Deep Sea” (PSFD-47) of the early seventies with Yoshizawa Motoharu, another totally underrated player of that scene. Mototeru was a totally wicked sax howler, spewing out ashes of volcanic deep subterranean fury and eager malice, creating a tornado of dusty sax noise that will engulf the aural landscape of your listening quarters. Skin mangler Toshiyuki Tsuchitori who unleashes a boundless fury of pounding pulses and crashing sticks flanks him and provides a perfect counter-balance force to Mototeru’s all engulfing apocalyptic waves of sound. In all both of them are responsible for creating high-tension music that resemble at times as if they were engaged in trench warfare, although that both move through it on an intuitive approach. In short, this disc stands shoulder to shoulder with the best records of that golden free jazz age and is without a single doubt one of the Japanese underground scene’s defining moments of free interplay. It is a shame that this disc rarely if never turns up any more. It was released in an edition of 300 copies on the ALM records label in 1975. Slowly attaining super rarity status. Comes cheap as the obi is missing and sleeve has some very minimal signs of slight wear. Highest recommendation. Price: Offers!!!
261. TAKAYANAGI MASAYUKI: “Independence” (Union Records – UPS – 2010-J) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ has some mildew spots visible on back of the sleeve). One last copy back in stock – has been ages since I could lay my hands upon a copy again. Mucho in demand first original pressing. Top copy: Unbelievable, Independence on vinyl. Original 1971 press. This one just never turns up and I bet not many of you have seen this Holy Grail of a disc, well – it is much rumored about but has not been seen by too many eyes. This is the Loch Ness Monster of Japanese free jazz records – rumored to be out there but elusive to say the least. Until now… The first original pressing of 1971, probably one of the rarest free jazz documents ever to be put up for sale. It was an edition of only 500 copies so go figure it out. Still it is unclear how many copies are in circulation, it is estimated that no more than 300 remain in existence due to terrible sales at the time. This was Takayanagi’s first recording as a leader after his involvement with Togashi Masahiko’s “We Now Create” brain ripper. Here, Takayanagi gets flanked by the best free blowing heads on the scene being bass monster virtuoso Yoshizawa Motoharu and skin mangler Toyozumi Yoshisaburo. Hardcore kerosene driven free jazz blats from 1969. This is vicious music that until this day remains unequalled by any players on the scene. The defining free jazz document. All time highest recommendation. Not for pussies. Freakingly rare original pressing. Very nice condition, strictly graded at EX〜NM. These babies are virtually impossible to get these days as Japanese jazz is beyond hot and freakingly sought after these past years and it won’t get any easier. So serious offers invited for this free jazz cornerstone of a disc. Price: Offers!!!
262. TAKAYANAGI MASAYUKI: “A Jazzy Profile Of Jojo” (Victor Records – SMJX-10096) (Record: Side 1 = VG++ ~ Excellent - has some hazing from inner sleeve but has no marks and plays EX all way through – Side 2 = Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket Insert: Excellent 〜 Near Mint). One of the rarest and hardest to track down Takayanagi slides, 1st time I have copy of this one.. First original pressing of this obscure album, originally recorded in Dec. of 1979. A "cool jazz" recording in the Tristano tradition, all executed solely by Takayanagi. Brilliant throughout and very introspective nature highlights Takayanagi’s high-level exquisite guitar playing. It's the same thing in jazz. I find no value in the free jazz of a musician that doesn't swing in 4 beat and plays a dreary in-code ad lib. Avant-garde music or Free Form does not exist without a respect for the classic, and thus, it turned out to be a special album reflecting Jojo's sincerity." One of the rarest Takayanagi recordings, never had a copy of this beast before. This one comes dead cheap due to the harmless hazing on side one, if it weren't for that the price would be over ton, so a cheap deal here for such a monster rarity. Price: Offers!!!!
263. TAKAYANAGI MASAYUKI: “850113 – Takayanagi’s Angry Waves Live, January 1985” (Aketa’s Disc – AD-23) (Record: Mint/ Silk Screen Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Freakingly rare Takayanagi LP, together with “Eclipse” and “Independence”, one of the 3 most sought after entries in his limited LP discography. Only the 2nd time I have a copy up for grabs, this one comes all complete with obi and always missing insert. This release can be seen – just as his “Eclipse” disc – as one of the more difficult to track down recordings since it was in fact a released as a private pressing on Aketagawa Aketa’s Disc imprint. Here, Takayanagi’s group is called Angry Waves and consisted out of Masayuki Takayanagi (electric jazz guitar), Nobuyoshi Ino (electric contrabass) and Hiroshi Yamazaki (drums, percussion). Recorded on January 13th, 1985 at the Hamamatsu Seibu City-8 Hall and released shortly thereafter, the trio literally take the jazz back to and reinsert it again into “free jazz”, invigorating it again with Takayanagi’s accumulated jazz techniques but redirecting them into a free-roaming aesthetic. His playing is almost stripped of the feedback roar that characterized his “Mass Projection” approach and instead fuels with some bare whispers alluding to feedback, a bare approach pregnant with imminent tension, obliterating and wailing string action, wild, free but always vibrating with modal deconstructed scales that obliterate right in front of your eyes into clouds of radiant meteoric dust. Takayanagi’s dense, free-riffing and compressed fleeting lines get underscored by a frantic and cascading drum rolls of Yamazaki and Ino’s slapping bass action, tearing into Takayanagi’s steel strings stirrings and setting down a polyphonic racket that perfectly gels together unorthodox wild, free playing with a gutted and restless modal-swing vibe, creating once again a new methodology for improvisation. Killer recording, original pressing complete with obi and insert. Awesome & top condition copy!!!! Price: Offers!!
264. TAKEBE YUKIMASA: “Yufusuge Hito no Uta” (Victor – SF-1029) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ 4-Paged Insert: Near Mint/ OBI: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Bloody rare 1st press original copy with obi. Copies all complete with obi only come around once every 10 years, seriously rare but fantastic Japanese acid/ downer folk. Totally obscure and under the radar release that came out in September 1972 on the legendary and ultra collectible SF series of Victor Records and which till this day remains completely undetected by a psych-out collecting crowd outside of Japan. This sole release by mystery man Takebe is without a single doubt one of the most beautiful lysergic folk releases to come out of Japan, a release that makes the much revered “Melting Glass Box” shrivel up in shame when compared to this one. According to these humble ears, this sole recording by Takebe is one of the best folk albums ever to have been put down on wax, a recording filled with a hard to pin down sadness from below the well that gets underscored by bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever and delusory but fragile musical accompaniment by some heavy scenesters such as Yanagida Hiro (Food Brain, Milk Time, Apryl Fool, early incarnation of Tokyo Kid Brothers, Love Live Life + 1, Sato Masahiko & Soundbreakers, etc main man), Melting Glass Box chieftain Nishioka Takashi, Chito Kawauchi (of Happenings Four fame), Nakagawa Isato and other heavy weights. The music breaths out a deep resonating feeling of nostalgia, solitary seclusion and splendid isolation. Takebe drew his inspiration from Harvest era Neil Young and early times pastoral UK folk dwellings. If a terminology has to be applied in order to stigmatize this disc Acid Folk would be an appropriate banner to saddle it up with. But then again, that term solely falls hopelessly short to convey the total load the disc carries. Without a single doubt one of my all time favorite Japanese discs and possibly one of the greatest folk albums of all time. But then again, who am I to make such claims? Judge for yourself. The music on this disc surpasses hypes and trends and words will always fall short in an attempt to catch its brilliance. It just vibrates with a stupefying down to earth honesty and the beauty reminiscent to the fragile nature of a spider’s web covered in morning dew. Highest possible recommendation and mega rare + haven’t seen a copy complete with obi for over a decade now!!! Killer Japanese deep acid folk!!! Price: Offers!!!!
265. TAYLOR, CECIL UNIT: “Nicaragua: No Pasau – Willisau Live 1983” (Private) (2 LP Set: Near Mint/ Silk Screen gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Rarest Cecil Taylor LP, only privately issued in Germany at the beginning of the 1980’s and elusive ever since. Stellar line-up consisting out of Cecil Taylor (p), Brenda Bakr (vo), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (ds, per) and finally André Martinez (ds, per). Fierce Taylor performance, burning rubber and sucking in exhaust fumes as his free flying free jazz bird takes off and does not intend to touch down until this 2 LP set grinds to a halt. The man and his cohorts certainly had fire-breathing power, killer set, his rarest by far, first time ever I have a copy of this beast. TOP condition! Price: Offers!!!
266. TENJOSAJIKI/with Terayama Shuji, J.A. Seazer, Ishima Hideki (Flower Traveling Band), Kuni Kawauchi, Sato Hiroshi, etc: “OST Sho O Tsuteyo, Machi E Deyou - Throw Away the Books, Let's Go Out On The Street” (Victor – SJV-514) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). Hyper rare original first pressing in gatefold sleeve. Rarest of the RARE!!!! First time ever I could lay my hands on a complete copy with obi! One of the best heavy psych records to seep out of Japan and complete with obi is impossible!!!! Once saw a copy in 1995 and that was it, until now! “Tenjosajiki troupe, formed by poet, film maker, boxing fan and all round agent provocateur Shuji Terayama. Renowned for Living Theatre inspired audience participation happenings and extreme street theatre designed to shock the bourgeois. By 1970, the group had already become a haven for runaway teens and a focus for police investigation. Terayama was canny enough to realize that co-opting their music was an ideal way to hijack the adolescent energies and he used heavy amplified rock to jump star his chaotic, socially critical acid operas. Heard today, even independent for their lyrical message, they're astonishingly powerful as pieces of music, deploying huge Magma choruses alongside juggernaut organ, guitar, bass, drums and fully out-there vocalizing. This disc that was originally released in 1970 is subtitled as a “high teen symphony”, the performance centers around untrained adolescents reading out their own tortured, angry texts and poems. Their stories of family disintegration and mother hate, dreams and hopes for the future and love songs to teen murderer Norio Nagayama and Mick Jagger are set to an attractively rough and ready pounding psych-rock soundtrack largely composed by organist Kawauchi Kuni. Kawauchi had been a member of the pioneering Prog group Happenings Four and his brooding organ riffs feature throughout. As well as heavy rockers like the great opening “Let's Go Ornette”, with its ripping fuzz lead, Orff-styled choral chants and motorbike effects, Kawauchi was also capable of delicate, folkish pieces ideally suited for some of the company's outstanding female vocalists., several of whom developed successful singing careers outside Tenjosajiki. Also of note is a track composed by a young design school dropout, Shinjuku street hippy and winner of a nation wide long hair competition JA Seazer. Set to a simple handclap rhythm, Seazer's tale of panhandling life possessed a subtle melodic strength and depth that hinted at the minor keys of traditional folk song.”Alan Cummings, The Wire. Well, this sums it up pretty well, a fantastic disc. Original copy in TOP condition and with OBI and needles to say hideously rare and virtually impossible to score here in Japan. You can count on one hand the people owing an original with obi, so go figure about the rarity of this bloodsucker. That aside, one of the best deep fried psychedelic whirlwind records to seep out of Japan while no one was listening or even bothered to take notice… Price: Offers!!!!
267. TENJOSAJIKI – J.A. SEAZER – TERAYAMA SHUJI: “Throw Away Books, Let's Go Out On The Streets” (Tenjosajiki – TENJ-99002) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ 4 Paged Insert: Near Mint). One of the rarest heavy psychedelic private press records to seep out of Japan, 1970. "Typical of the company's early, crazed style is this viciously rare and obscure Throw Away The Books, originally released on their own label in 1970. Confusingly, there is a film soundtrack of the same title, but this is the extremely rare original theatrical version and contains entirely different material. Subtitled 'A High-Teen Symphony,' the performance centers around untrained adolescents reading out their own tortured, angry (and in one case, stuttering) texts and poems. Their stories of family disintegration and mother-hate, dreams and hopes for the future, and love songs to teen murderer Norio Nagayama and Mick Jagger are set to an attractively rough and ready pounding psych-rock soundtrack largely composed by organist Kuni Kawauchi. Kawauchi had been a member of pioneering Prog group Happenings Four and his brooding organ riffs feature throughout. As well as heavy rockers like the great opening 'Lets Go Ornette', with its ripping fuzz lead, Orff-style choral chants and motorbike effects, Kawauchi was also capable of delicate, folkish pieces ideally suited for some of the company's outstanding female vocalists, several of whom developed successful singing careers outside of Tenjosajiki. Also of note is a track composed by a young design school dropout, Shinjuku street hippy and winner of a nationwide longhair competition, by the unlikely name of JA Caesar (Tenjosajiki also had its own Sinatra and Salvador Dali). Set to a simple handclap rhythm, Caesar's tale of the panhandling life possessed a subtle melodic strength and depth that hinted at the minor keys of traditional folk song. Caesar soon came into his own, composing all the music for Terayama's performances and films for the next decade, and finally inheriting the remnants of the troupe after Terayama's death in 1983." -- Alan Cummings Price: Offers!!
268. TENJOSAJIKI – TERAYAMA SHUJI – J.A. SEAZER: “Baramon” (Tenjosajiki Records – 1972/2002) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Tow Separate Gatefold Inserts: Mint). Top copy of this ultra rare privately released Tenjosajiki record “Baramon”. 1972 private pressing that came out in a limited run of about 300 copies back then and which was solely sold at the gay bars of Nishi Shinjuku. But about the music: “Some of the most exciting and evocative music of the early 70'ties in Japan was born out of the avant-garde theatre groups that had played such a central role in the 60'ties ferment. One of the most important was the Tenjosajiki Company formed by poet, filmmaker, boxing fan and all round agent provocateur Terayama Shuji. Renowned for Living-Theatre inspired audience participation happenings and extreme street theatre designed to shock the bourgeois; by 1970 the group had already a haven for runaway teens, and a focus for police investigation. Terayama was canny enough to realize that co-opting their music was an ideal way to hijack adolescent energies and he consistently used heavy amplified rock to jumpstart his chaotic, socially critical acid operas…By 1972, Baramon saw J.A. Seazer and Kuni Kawauchi (of the Happenings Four and Kirikyogen) splitting the compositional scores on a bizarre musical manifesto for sexual liberation. So far so Hair, but rather than a tribute to free love, Terayama instead composed an eloquent plea for the liberation of the sexual underclass suffering discrimination, in the form of a “gay revolution”. It wasn't Terayama's first engagement with the Tokyo queer scene – one of the earliest plays he wrote for the Tenjosajiki was a vehicle for transvestite actress and chanson singer Akihiro Miwa, who was rumored to have had a dalliance with Yukio Mishima. Baramon's opening is a blast – a densely narrated and impassioned call to arms set to a Nazi military march that links sexual second-class citizenship to imperialist social control and warmongering. Featuring the actual voices of numerous smutty, cross-dressing scene queens, the record's content was deemed so subversive that it was only sold under the counter of Tokyo gay bars. Like a biker backstage at the Cage Aux Folles, fuzzed out guitar riffs and heavy s welling organ-based psych rock tracks rub shoulders with the lachrymose ballads and tawdry, mascara smudging chanson still favored in certain Shinjuku nighteries.” (The Wire, Alan Cummings). So I guess you get the picture. Highest recommendation and rare to say the least. Pristine and immaculate condition. Price: Offers
269. TERASHITA MAKOTO: “Great Harvest” (Union Records – GU-5014) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Top condition copy of freakingly rare and obscure but legendary Japanese jazz slide that saw the light of day in 1979. Copies just never turn up, especially with obi present. This is one killer and awesome modal jazz album that never fails to astonish.. Wonderful album from the Japanese pianist Makoto Terashita featuring Makoto Terashita – piano, Bob Berg - tenor saxophone, Errol Walters – bass, Jo Jones Jr. – drums and. Yoshiaki Masuo – guitar. This one-off outfit crafted out an excellent slide, consisting of 3 excellent originals from Terashita plus a couple of standards. The Harvest album was made in NYC. and breathes out a laidback fee, floating on a warm pulsating base with Terashita's lyrical piano playing taking you towards the stratosphere, without ever batting an eye and loosing that addictive swing that bubbles up from underneath. One of the nicest and most beautiful modal Japanese jazz slides ever recorded. Each time I play this, it makes me feel glad to be alive! Highest possible recommendation. Price: Offers!!!!
270. TERRY RILEY: “Reed Streams” (Mass Art Inc. – M-131) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket Near Mint). Freakingly rare Sweden only released private press original from 1966. Released in an edition of 200 copies only. Top mint copy. Psychedelic minimal masterpiece that rarely surfaces in its original form. “Riley's untitled piece for organ is a series of four- and eight-note patterns, exchanged and interchanged without standard modulation over a series of fluid musical "events" in which they interact with one another but contain their own identities. While the music may have been regarded as "simple" by the tired leftovers of serialism's last gasp for a while, the physicality of it is just plain rigorous. Riley moves through this 20-minute work of hypnotic interval and repetition with a fluidity that is nothing less than remarkable. Even today, nearly 46 years later, the piece sounds fresh, original, and not a little off-putting in its intensity. "Dorian Reeds" is a similar work that employs a different method to move into similar territory, employing the soprano saxophone and a small bevy of tape recorders -- since the reed instrument is not capable of producing the same multi-toned streams as an organ. Here four-, eight-, and 12-note streams are played and looped over one another via tape recorders -- no editing was done, as this was all recorded as performed -- and a long soprano saxophone deviates and acts as a percussive and thematic anchor for the streams of sound coming forth from the tape boxes. Here, modulation both happens and doesn't as everything is fixed around the notion of a non-fixed interval. The single-note horn that punches through the streamed mix is notable for its ability to play accents and create the sensation of rhythm from a solo instrument.” (All Music Guide). Riley's organ work never ceases to amaze me, and he shows an incredible ability to conjure up mantra-like rhythms from repeating organ phrases, which are occasionally manipulated with the reel-to-reel machines. The rhythmic clatter of the keys, which sounds a little like bones clinking underwater combined with the pulsating sound of the organ are utterly hypnotic and totally captivating, you almost don't hear the sound moving yet you're very aware that it is - like watching the sea from an airplane window. When he incorporates the tape recorders, which gives Riley more space to experiment with the sound, and he layers over noises and reverberations to come up with a piece that could just as easily be devotional music from an undiscovered African country. Bewitchingly intense and psychedelic as hell. Original 1966 private pressing in top condition. Price: Offers!!!
271. THEM: “Gloria – Them No Subete” (King Records – SLC-206) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Circular Obi: Near Mint). Amazingly TOP condition and viciously rare Japan 1st original pressing as released in June 1968. All complete and in archive condition. Impossible to find in such perfect condition, disc is virtually unplayed, fragile flip back sleeve is completely virginal, the insert is pristine and the obi is utter perfection. Stunning condition for a disc over half a century old and sounding like a bell. Never surfaces with first obi intact, let alone as perfect as this one….I believe it will be impossible to ever upgrade upon this one. Price: Offers!!!!
272. THEM: “They Are Them – Wasureji No Them” (London/ King Records – SLC-258) (Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Excellent – has some spine wear, no splits and for the rest perfect, just a slight downgrade because of the spine wear/ Obi: Near Mint). Bloody rare original Japan ONLY first pressing from June 1969, all complete with super rare OBI + white label PROMO issue. Comes housed in Japan only psychedelic cover art. First time ever I see an all-complete copy with obi. Price: Offers!!!

273. THOMPSON, MAYO: “Gorky’s Debt To His Father” (Texas Revolution – CFS-2270) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Mint, still housed in original shrink) TOP copy, US first original pressing!! An all time classic neuro-stunner of a disc, housed in a simple apricot colored sleeve that enshrouds a half hour of insulation wilder than any of your bedroom fantasies. There where Thompson’s previous work had fractured the human heart so far that Red Krayola were accused of being a cheap and amateur art school prank, the material on this disc is even more daring the atonal bashings of his combo. Starting of with The Lesson, it already alludes at the regions the album will wade through at knee-length - guilt, obsession, depraved lust and indulgence. “I held your little breast in my hand, and I kept my eyes on your knee. I was breathless when you crawled in the door, and gasped when you sat on my lap.” That’s Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita for you through the eyes of an acid flashback plagued Texan dessert rat. “You parted your legs with a smile...” Boy, that that coming out of puritan America – thank god Bush was not waving his scepter then. Still it hints at the overall tone the album is spray painted with being that the only love worth having is a doomed one. At the time, the album attained but a fraction of the success of the Red Krayola albums - themselves notorious rather than popular. Originally released by the label Texas Revolution and like all stellar discs Gorky’s Debt was recorded in mono. After it had hit the streets and was largely ignored by all the hip cats, the album was left to attract dust and cobwebs, sinking into oblivion for nearly the next twenty years until Drag City made it available for the masses many years ago. And even that version is getting thinner and scarcer every minute. Still the general outcome remains the same: compact Dadaist poems distilled into a half-hour of personal confessions. One of the greatest discs ever made without a single doubt. Original press copy, just about impossible these days, especially in such a nice condition as this baby here….Price: Offers!!!

274. TITUS GROAN: “S/T” (Dawn Records/ Nippon Columbia – YS-2468-YD) (Record: Mint/ Laminated Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Dawn OBI: Mint). Top copy of mega rare Japanese 1st press issue all complete with rarely seen DAWN Records OBI – all is in untouched virginal condition. Glorious underrated complex psych meandering into prog and filled with highly inventive arrangements and superb musicianship. “This is prog and no mistake – but it manages to avoid the self-indulgence of many contemporary LPs in the genre. This owes to several factors: the production is crisp and punchy, the band are particularly good musicians who are happy to rock hard (there are some memorable tough guitar parts) and their songs are tightly-structured with plenty of interesting twists. Their name is taken from Mervyn Peake, who also lends the title to the album’s magnum opus, the 12-munte four-part epic ‘Hall Of Bright Carvings’. ‘I Can’t Change’ is another cracker, combining an unusual structure with driving rhythm and a catchy melody. The only mis-step is the mainstream pop ballad ‘It’s All Up With Us’ which is respectable but out of place. A solid LP for people who like their prog lean.” (RMJ – Galactic Ramble). Hardly ever seen dead mint Japan 1st original press complete with freakingly rare Dawn Records obi. Best condition imaginable. Price: Offers!!!
275. TOGASHI MASAHIKO QUARTET (with TAKAYANAGI MASAYUKI, TAKAGI MOTOTERU & YOSHIZAWA MOTOHARU): “We Now Create” (Victor Records – SMJX-10065) (Record: Near Mint/ Fold Out Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). First original pressing out of 1969 – green colored Victor label imprint, top notch copy. Comes all-complete with the freakingly rare first issue obi!!! The first free jazz record to be released upon Japan 's shores by a domestic free-blowing combo was “We Now Create” by a group spearheaded by Togashi Masahiko. Their groundbreaking album was recorded within the span of a single day on May 23rd, 1968 and obtained in that same year a grand prize awarded as “best record of the year”, administered by the rather conservative mainstream jazz magazine Swing Journal. Masahiko Togashi released as a bandleader, under his name, the first domestic free jazz document to hit the epicenter of Tokyo. Assisted by the crème of the crème of the that day pioneering and adventurous musicians, the line up counted amongst its members Takagi Mototeru (ts, cornpipe), Takayanagi Masayuki (g) and Motoharu Yoshizawa (b). Their glorious and only output (in this particular line-up) was released in 1969 under the title “We Now Create” by Victor. A staggering document. Originally the quartet had been active as a quintet with trumpeter Oki Itaru in their ranks. Free howling assault on the senses, scorching interplay, vicious feedback outbursts and soaring saxophone blasts howling against tumbling-down percussive rattles. A killer all round. One of the defining moments of Japanese free jazz. Indispensable and highest recommendation. TOP COPY and first time in 15 years I have an all-complete copy with OBI!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
276. TOGASHI MASAHIKO & SUZUKI HIROMASA: “Variation” (Columbia Records – Takt Jazz Series – XMS-10014-CT) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). First original press issue from May, 1969 in impeccable condition. Bloody rare very first original pressing in top condition and all complete with impossibly rare very first obi. Another vital cornerstone out of the Japanese late 1960s jazz underground. Hiroshi Suzuki (tb) and Togashi Masahiko (ds), two veterans of the scene, get flanked by Tetsuo Fushimi (tp), Yuji Ohno (p), and Jun Suzuki (b). Together as a quintet they create a highly unique signature sound that balances perfectly the razor’s edge between free improvised interplay and structured modal jazz moves surfing an intuitive approach, creating in its wake an arresting experience of bewitching asymmetric grooves. Free form dialogues interlock with exotic percussion pieces, creating a fascinating mixture of discipline and freedom, kinetic kaleidoscopic compositions. The quintet exhibits a same thought pattern as they circle around a theme, moving then far afield and returning eventually to the starting point when you least expect it, moving away again, creating highly innovative jazz for that space in time. Just a stunning and highly unique recording. It has been over the past decades reissued in various forms and shapes but the first pressing of this one remained almost unfindable as sales at the time were depressingly low. Only in the years thereafter a re-appreciation emerged, pushing the LP out of obscurity. But for me, it is the very first time I can offer an all-complete first press issue with original obi. Just stunning and sadly silly-ass rare. Price: Offers!!!!
277. TOGASHI MASAHIKO & TAKAGI MOTOTERU: “Isolation” (Columbia Records – JDX-49) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent ~ Near Mint) PROMO COPY/ TEST PRESS Issue White label in TOP condition!!!! First original pressing of 1969, complete with 1st edition gatefold jacket and always missing obi!!! This disc is 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. Great Japanese hardcore blowing fire music collision between alto howler Mototeru Takagi and vicious rolling thunder like heavy hitting drum beast Sato Masahiko. To put it simply, this is a clash of two titans, both in the prime of their creative power. If free jazz is your thing, well look no further. Takehisa Kosugi once told me this was his all time favorite free jazz disc and upon listening to it, it is easy to understand why. 1st original press complete with obi is next to impossible to dig up on these shores. TOP copy, never seen before test pressing with obi, seriously rare so... Price: Offers!!!
278. TOKYO KID BROTHERS: “Kaette Kita Kiiro Bat – Returning Golden Bat” (King Records – KR-7055‾6) (2 LP Set: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ 4 paged attached Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint) TOP COPY complete with OBI. Hideously rare monster Japanese cult underground experimental/ theatrical rock album released on the legendary King News series way back in 1971. This was one of Tokyo Kid Brothers earliest albums. Almost all of the albums they churned out during the late seventies and eighties are completely crap, but their initial period from 1968 till 1973 is just great. After his retreat in 1968 from the Tenjôsajiki troupe (which he had co-founded with Terayama Shûji in 1967), Azuma Yutaka assembled the musical group Tokyo Kid Kyôdai Shôkai, only to shortly thereafter renaming it Tokyo Kid Brothers. Assisted by his friend and fellow Tenjôsajiki collaborator Shimoda Itsurô. The Japanese media, who at first largely ignored the ambivalent nature of the troupe, was quick to pick up on the commotion created by the New York press following their performances in the States. Following their return, the troupe faced an extremely busy period. The Japanese media stalked the troupe practically day after day while at the same time the Kid Brothers were preparing the staging of a new play entitled “Kaettekita Kiiro Bat” at the Kôrakuen Hall, where it would run for ten successive days with the musical support by the Yanagida Hiro Group. The sound material that was recorded culled from various performances became, once the final ceased to an end, edited and compiled to make up the likely named double album issued by King Records who advertised it as a “Theater Rock Musical”. Psychedelic Dada-ism, theatrical lysergic pleasures, demented fuzz intersections, wild keyboard playing by Hiro Yanagida (Food Brain, Sato Masahiko & Soundbreakers, Milk Time, etc) demented choruses, female wailing crescendos, rural esoteric fertility rite like incantations, exorcist ritualistic tribal stomping, totally insane one liners, heavy bass shifting, heavy guitar licks, psychedelic mayhem, crazy stage action etc, just one great psyched out cabaret/rock opera recorded live in concert in 1971 and released that same year. Content-wise this album wouldn’t even sound strange in a post 9/11 climate, criticizing American popular culture, taken a piss with the grandeur and the unrelenting post-colonial attitude of dissolving non-Western cultures the largest powerbase in the world got famous for. The Kid Brothers already tackled this madness in 1971. But apart from that the music is stellar. If you like the psyched out dementia of Jashumon era Tenjosajiki and J.A. Seazer madness than this jewel has written you all over it – be it that some knowledge of the Japanese language will make you appreciate it even more since the dialectic intercourse is quite important on this disc. Extremely rare since these babies sold very poorly at the time. Comes housed in a great red-gold fold out jacket. Highest possible recommendation if you are into demented wild Japanese psychedelia of the early seventies spiked up with a theatrical feel, like sitting through an acid trip and trying to keep your senses nicely lined up without getting lost in the dissolving canyons of your mind. Still undetected by a most and almost impossible of digging up one of these gems with obi in mint condition, so…give me your best shot and be exposed to a psychedelic sonic world you never even thought existed. Price: OFFERS!!
279. TOKYO KID BROTHERS: “Nansousatomikakenden” (King Record – SKD-1004) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint). TOP copy of their rarest and possibly greatest album. Has been over a decade since I last saw a copy. Released on King Records’ “NEWS” or “New Emotional Work Series” that also spawned out Love Life Live + 1 and other demented psychedelic heavy rock artifacts. After his retreat in 1968 from the Tenjôsajiki troupe (which he had co-founded with Terayama Shûji in 1967), Azuma Yutaka formed the musical group Tokyo Kid Kyôdai Shôkai, only to shortly thereafter renaming it in simply Tokyo Kid Brothers. Assisted by his friend and fellow Tenjôsajiki collaborator Shimoda Itsurô who acted as musical director, Azuma wrote and directed the troupe’s first play/ musical entitled “Goninme no Beatles”. First performed in January of 1968, the play was quickly followed by other creations such as “Tokyo Kid” and “Kiiro Bat” in 1970. Especially “Kiiro Bat” brought the troupe notoriety, attracting the attention of the producer of the highly successful American rock musical “Hair” who invited the Kid Brothers to New York. Still, embarking for New York as a large scaled ensemble was financially a heavy burden. After having scrapped together the needed travel fare through loans and pawning off personal belongings, the Tokyo Kid Brothers could finally set sail to New York. All the hardships seemed to pay off eventually and they gained even some moderate success with a couple of off-Broadway performance of “Kiiro Bat”. The version of the play performed there received a warm welcome from the local media who heralded it as “Impeccable originality, fascinating music”. They had succeeded in astonishing their overseas spectators with their hybrid acid rock and roll theatric creation. Eventually the troupe returned to Japan in January of 1971. Following their return, the troupe faced an extremely busy period and also their most creative one, resulting in releasing three astonishing LP’s that document the group as a bewildered bunch of theatric acid causalities high on psychedelic rock. The Japanese media stalked the troupe practically day after day while at the same time the Kid Brothers were preparing the staging of a new play entitled “Kaettekita Kiiro Bat” at the Kôrakuen Hall, where it would run for ten successive days with the musical support by the Yanagida Hiro Group. The sound material that was recorded culled from various performances became, once the final ceased to an end, edited and compiled to make up the likely named – now hideously rare - double album issued by King Records who advertised it as a “Theater Rock Musical”. Almost simultaneously, the troupe also branched out by lending their support to Terayama Shûji by appearing in and helping out with the film and musical score of “Sho o Suteyo, Machi e Deyô”. It was also around this time that the Tokyo Kid Brothers troupe would record their final ball crushing and mind bending LP, which became this sucker here. Recorded live at a small Tokyo live venue called “La Mama” in 1971, the troupe unleashes their up-until-then characteristic sounds that consisted out of a healthy mixture of psychedelic Dada-ism, sleazy fuzzed up guitar licks, demented choruses, female wailing crescendos, rural esoteric fertility rite like incantations, exorcist ritualistic tribal stomping, heavy bass shifting, all creamed over with psychedelic mayhem, crazy stage action etc and so much more. Slithery and disoriented to the casual passer by, yet filled with abrupt acidic mood swings, break-slamming twist and turns, derailing percussion, plunging psyched out guitar licks popping out of hallucinatory after-images, only to get injected with derailing female choruses and psychotic argumentative agitation vocals with a no-technique approach that eventually melts down into a staggeringly primitive lysergic rock and roll basement theatre play filled with invigorative energy. And with this guerilla-styled approach the troupe created single-handedly (although heavily inspired by the Tenjosajiki Troupe) a genuinely new form of psychedelic music, one that is steeped in revolutionary theatre and its melodramas as well as amphetamine rammed psychedelic rock. Sadly enough, after 1971, some key players departed from the troupe and although the Tokyo Kid Brothers became a mainstream player, all of their underground aesthetics that made them appealing to heads like me evaporated into thin air. Still this LP, their last of that great initial period is a brain torcher. It was released by King Records in its “New Emotional Work Series”, rubbing shoulders with Love Live Life + 1. This is a beast and definitely their rarest one. It never turns up, especially clean copies, making this one here apart from a music revelation artifact also a museum piece. Highest recommendation!! Price: Offers!!
280. TOMORROW: “S/T” (Parlophone – PCS-7042) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Sleeve: Near Mint). Original 1967 UK first pressing on “yellow” lettering Parlophone label. Stupidly clean original STEREO issue. Getting damned hard to find these ones in acceptable condition and this one is super clean. Tomorrow were one of the first of the British psychedelic bands and this was their first and only album. Due to delay between recording and issue, it sold poorly with the psych bubble slowly bursting by 1968 even though it received glowing praise by the critics of the day. Lauded by John Peel, the band were first to play one of his radio sessions in 1967. It features the classic psychedelic single – arguably the best ever – ‘My White Bicycle’ that sold reasonably well but failed to chart. Tomorrow disbanded with Twink briefly joining Pretty Things on their masterwork ‘S.F. Sorrow before forming The Pink Fairies. Steve Howe turned his considerable talents into progressive rock with Yes. This legendary album is now regarded by many as the greatest true full psychedelic album ever made. It was issued in both mono and stereo, and personally I prefer the stereo version as the channel separation and mix are crucial for full affect. A beautifully recorded album and technically up there with the very best with complex effects and sounds. Hard to dig up these days in good condition, this one is exceptionally clean, hard to improve upon. Price: Offers!!!
281. TOMOKAWA KAZUKI: “Satoru” (Tiliqua – Tiliqua-004LP) (Record: Mint/ Hand painted Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Additional regular Issue Jacket: Mint) Hand painted jacket edition – edition of 40 individually painted jackets, each one is unique….one copy surfaced again…..Music wise the record is identically to the version noted here above. But the real treat resides in the fact that Tomokawa personally has hand-painted 40 jackets, making each jacket unique and individual. Not two jackets are even vaguely similar to each other. If you are acquainted with Tomokawa's paintings and visionary world, you know that this might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. 20 hand-painted ones were unleashed in Japan and snapped up instantly, the other 20 are destined for foreign fans. Seen against the prices one pays for a Tomokawa painting here in Tokyo, these hand painted editions are hard to pass on. They will never ever be offered again. Initially 30 copies were scheduled but due to the demand the edition was augmented to 40 copies. Searched high and low to acquire one hand-painted copy again, finally found one in a private collection. One of a kind copy, next to impossible to lay your hands upon these days. Music is stellar, deep demented Japanese acid folk howlings that will slap you in the face as a cold northern blizzard. This numbered copy is the top of the line, 1/40…the first one he ever painted, most sought after one and Rare forever so need a nice offer on this one!!!! Price: Offers!!!!!
282. TOSHIYUKI TSUCHITORI & RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: “Disappointment – Hateruma” (ALM Records – AL-7) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). All complete copy with bloody rare obi. Bloody ultra rare album that came out in 1975/6 on the legendary ALM Records label. First time ever I succeeded in wheeling in a copy and this one is in top shape, so buckle up for this one if you need it. The rarest entry in the whole ALM Records catalogue. Unlike his YMO efforts, this release is a heavy beast of free improvisation, a clash of the titans, two – at that time – still utterly unknown underground headz. A beast of a disc and if you are looking for YMO middle of the road crap then this release will certainly be too far out for your skull to wrap itself around to. But if adventurous, free form percussive assaults are your thang, then this disc will certainly leave you gasping for air. To these ears, Sakamoto has never ever sounded better – maybe except for his brief stint with Taco on Pinakotheca – and he display here hidden qualities that got molded out upon erecting YMO. A shame, but here at least you can hear a glimpse of what could have been a constant in his career. Brilliant and comes with the highest possible recommendation. One of the greatest free form improvisation discs to seep out of Japan. Never an easy one to dig up, hardly surface once in a blue moon and copy all complete with obi is totally out of the question, haven’t seen one in over a decade until now, so maybe a good time to move in for the kill on this one… Top condition! Price: Offers!!
283. TRADER HORNE: “Morning way – Asa No Hikari No Naka De” (Dawn Records/ Nippon Columbia – YS-2561-YD) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint/ 4 Paged Insert: Near Mint). Hopelessly rare 1st original Japanese pressing all complete with the green colored first issue obi. Rare dead mint copy of Trader Horne, Japanese Dawn Records issue of 1971. Like many bands before them Trader Horne released an album preceded by a couple of singles, the band promptly broke up and the album sank. Years later it is discovered by collectors and found to be high quality and of interest. The musicians in this band had a pedigree that should not have condemned the album unfairly. The female singer Judy Dyble had been the original one for Fairport Convention on their first album and Jackie McAuley had been a key member of primal Irish R&B band Them. However here they had both evolved into crafted folk with a production that should have crossed them over to the popular music charts. The songs are folk-pop with psychedelic production touches and like Amazing Blondel are infused with baroque elements of early music. Harpsichord, xylophone, auto-harp and organ all help this album sound different from many. There is a childlike air to many of the tracks, a fey innocence that is appealing. Some of the tracks have pseudo mystical themes such as the instrumental 'Three Rings for Eleven Kings' however this is never taken too seriously. Each track links to the next with a little short musical segue that provides continuity and reminds of the marvelous uncompleted 'Teenage Opera' by Mark Wirtz. Stand out tracks include 'Morning Way' with it's descending chord sequences and dual vocals and the deeply psychedelic 'The Mutant' with it's treated slightly unsettling vocals.” (Mark Coyle) Top shelf UK acid folk disc, ranging up there next to Trees, Fairport Convention, Mellow Candle and Caedmon. Original mint Japan 1st press with rare 1st issue obi. These babies do not surface at all anymore. Price: Offers!!!!
284. THE TRIO: “The Trio By Contact” (Columbia Records – YS-2733-AX) (Record: Mint/ Textured Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ OBI: Mint). Mega rare Japan only September 1972 first original pressing. First ever copy to surface with mega rare OBI!!! Never offered before with obi, this is insane!!! Red label PROMO issue. This one was later reissued by Ogun Records in 1987 and came housed in totally different jacket art, but this one here is the very first Japan only issue. The reason that this record was solely released in Japan was because in 1972 Surman visited the World Expo in Osaka and with a freshly recorded master tape of the Trion in his possession he offered it to Columbia Records to release it. The LP comes housed in a gorgeous heavy textured gatefold sleeve that inside has detailed notes printed – which also states that next to Surman, Barre Philips and Stu Martin they were aided on side 2 by Alan Shorter on fluegelhorn. Of course, this is not 100% sure but listening to it, the playing tone fits Shorter like a glove and he had been playing with Surman around 1971 when in Paris. Nominally Thi LP is the third outing by the band, if one discounts "Conflagration" which was not strictly speaking a Trio record, though with the Trio at its core. As far as the Ogun label one goes it was released in 1987, 16 years after its being recorded in the Tangerine Studios in London. There's a misprint on the back sleeve saying it was recorded in 1979, but by then the Trio had long disbanded. Also the Ogun issue was remastered at the Rainbow Studios in Olso in 1986 and this one was remastered in 1971 in Tokyo. So this is the rarest Trio record out there and also – at least to these ears – one of the greatest recordings by the band. Sadly, it is viciously rare, first copy ever to be offered with the OBI complete…I know of exactly 2 people with an all-complete copy, making this one the 3rd out there, yes it is that rare, no shit.. Top condition and so bloody awesome!! One off chance to wheel in a true free jazz bloody rarity in the best condition possible. Act now & hold your peace forever!!! Price: Offers!!!
285. TUDOR LODGE: “S/T” (Vertigo – 6360043) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint – couple of faint sleeve hairlines barely visible on side B – so visual grading Excellent throughout, very nice and clean copy, the play grading is also excelent throughout, hard to improve upon/ Multiple Gimmick Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint, has thick perfect spine and NO wear on the seams, perfect all round – some foxing spots inside the gatefold/ Vertigo Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Top copy 1st original UK pressing with stamped matrix numbers Side A: 3 6360043 1Y//1 ?420 1 1 and side B: 6360043 2Y//1 ?420 1 1 3 04. Comes with company inner sleeve with the Vertigo swirl logo. Original 1971 UK pressing on Vertigo swirl label. Original UK swirl label copy of great femme psych folk housed in sublime multi-foldout cover art. Superb copy. They do not surface that often in such a nice nick as this one here. Price: Offers!!!!!
286. TUSQUES FRANCOIS & BARNEY WILEN: “Nouveau Jazz” (Columbia – SL-5005-AX) (Record: Near Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ OBI: Mint). Monster rare Japan first original press, housed in Japan ONLY heavy gatefold jacket and complete with never offered before OBI. Top copy!!!!!Assembling the very same group of musical sorcerers this albums personnel (featuring Barney Wilen) reads like a who’s who of France’s early improvised music/free jazz scene resulting in a wholly unique European flavor while preserving the essence of other global inter communal travelers such as Don Cherry and Krzysztof Komeda. Originally extracted from three separate recording sessions in early 1967, Le Nouveau Jazz opens with themes conjured up for the short film Coda by French jazz documentarist Marc Pauly highlighting the composers adept ability in his multi-disciplined art further aligning him with the aforementioned pioneers. The rest of the album combines frenzied macabre picture music and emotive piano improvisations with the sui generis inclusion of a double - double bass formation courtesy of Beb Guerin and Jean-Francois Jenny Clarke. As Tusques’ second official album (following Free Jazz from 1965) this LP expands on this important French musicians vision. Stupendously rare Japan 1st original pressing, housed in Japan ONLY heavy gatefold jacket art and complete with never seen before OBI. This baby is … bloody … rare. Price: Offers!!!!!
287. TUSQUES FRANCOIS, GUERIN B., VITET B., PORTAL M. & OTHERS: “Free Jazz” (Nippon Columbia – SL-5008-AX) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint). First ever copy I encounter all-complete with stupidly rare OBI!!!. Japanese press of this legendary hyper rare slide that originally (and only) saw the light of day on the Mouloudji label. It was simultaneously released in Japan only but with a totally Japan only different jacket art, making it even rarer than its French counterpart pressing since it virtually did not sell anything here in Japan. Neither one of these issues turns up these days, making it one of the rarest European free jazz slides around. That aside, the LP was recorded on 26 October 1965 at the Comedie de Champs Elysee in Paris and issued on the small Moloudji label the year after. These days it is regarded as the disc that originated the birth of free jazz in France. Main man Francois Tusques was flanked by Michel Portal, Bernard Vitet and Bernard (Beb) Guerin who later down the line would team up again in the ranks of the Michel Portal Unit.That all aside, this sonic masterpiece is a mature, cohesive and above all lunar jazz waves of simultaneous sound. The music veers from arranged to improvised passages in a very smooth manner in a heads down momentum kind of way that builds up into compulsive group interactions before meandering again in spontaneous individual sonic punctuations. There are hardly any extended solo sections or prominent egos to work around. Instead, time signatures change rapidly, pieces of melody are picked up, tossed around and then disappear as quickly as they came. Instruments intertwine throughout the entire record and everybody is on tiptoe and on the alert to what's going on around them. Decidedly "free", yet retaining melody, structure, rhythm, but never for too long before somebody comes up with another idea. The group as a unit accesses here the dawn of free music in France as the pure sound, teleporting these primal communication modes back towards each player’s individual sound that is in an ongoing state of expansion and derangement. Just beautiful and one of the key-recordings to document the birth of true free music in Europe. Top condition and with seriously rare OBI!!!! Price: Offers!!!!
288. TUSQUES FRANCOIS: Intercommunal Music” (Shandar/ RCA RECORDS – RCA-6097) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Rare first original JAPANESE pressing – all complete with never offered before & mega rare OBI - in top condition. Those Shandar slides seem to have evaporated into thin air completely and first time ever I see a Japanese press original – pressed on high quality wax – all complete with the very first obi present. Strap yourself in for this one because you are in for a bloody wild ride, a whirlpool of frantic improvisational hardcore interplay that will make your head twist and turn. How could it be other wise with a line-up consisting out o the crème de la crème of intercommunal interplay. Spearheaded by Tusques himself on guitar, maracas and piano, he surrounds himself with such heavyweights such as Sunny Murray (drums), Louis Armfield (percussion), Alan Silva (Violoncelle), Beb Guerin & Bob Reid (Bass), Alan Shorter (Trumpet) and Steve Potts (alto). As a result you are treated to a blow-out tour de force that will make your head sizzle and dazzle for days – hell weeks even – on an end. Rare record on the highly collectible Shandar imprint run by Daniel Caux who passed away some years ago. His recordings will live forever. Massive!! The obi is so scarce these day, it only took me 14 years to find one…top condition. Price: Offers!!!!
289. UKAJI SHOJI: “Sound of Vision” (Private release 1987) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint) Over a decade or so, this record was fairly unknown and could – if lucky to encounter it – dig it up for under 200 euro or so. Sadly, due to a tsunami-like upsurge of interest in privately pressed Japanese jazz slides, those Golden Days can be considered ancient history. For over a decade now, I failed to unearth or get any lead on another copy of Ukaji Shoji’s sole privately released monster LP. Fortunately, a heavy trade with a free jazz collector yielded a copy straight out of the deepest dungeon of secret sonic marvels. The record is as a wild beast and the music is a recording of Ukaji flanked by all time free jazz drummer Yoshizaburo Toyozumi recorded at the legendary Tokyo’s Kid Ailakku Hall. A real free jazz monster of a disc. A slab right in yer face of vicious interplay between two of Japan’s finest still active fire music practitioners. Ukaji himself is a criminally under-recorded artist to say the least and discs by him just never surface. This one was released, I believe, in a tiny edition of 150 copies and only sold at local gigs way back. It is the first time in over a decade I have ever seen a copy up for sale, so rare does not even come close to describe the scarcity of this monster. Very nice recording in top condition. This one is the sole copy I know of so far that comes with the insert. Hideously rare, from the first groove it sounds like an acoustic tidal wave exploding into shards of dynamite. It breathes out that much beloved punk-primitive aesthetic that evolved out of the wake of US/Euro free jazz ground leveling. Ukaji’s blows caters evanescent, twisting runs in a style that, while hardly lacking in energy, stands in stark contrast both to Arthur Doyle's monumental sonic edifices and to the dense, furious blowing of the New York school of improvisers who grew out of Ayler and Coltrane. Throughout, Toyozumi gooses the proceedings with a masterful array of polyrhythm’s and his reactions are as lightning fast and tonally astute as anyone who came up in his shadow. Upon spinning this slide, you will be reaching for the seatbelt in anticipation of another obliterating slab of high energy instant composition. Ukaji’s playing is so hyper-focused, so exactingly executed, that he devours the minutes, bracketing accelerated, smeared scales with boppy heads and sudden invasions of the alto’s most phantom registers. It’s a fantastic set, one that explodes the tradition while simultaneously bolstering it, like all of the most ass-flattening free jazz dates. Ultra minuscule pressing that is getting so rare and sought after it is almost criminally insane. Price: Offers!!!!
290. VAN MORRISON: “Blowin’ Your Mind” (London – HAZ-8346) (Record: Near Mint/ Laminated Jacket: Near Mint). Top copy, original MONO UK 1st pressing in exquisite condition. “Blowin’ Your Mind” was Van Morrison's first solo album that contained the hit "Brown Eyed Girl," but the LP is actually dominated by the agonizing "T.B. Sheets" -- all nine-plus minutes of it -- that dominates this record and takes the blues and reinvents it as noble tragedy and humiliating mortality. It is a devastating song, beautiful, yet very poignant with Van Morrison belching out his dilemma when visiting his girlfriend, rendering the experience into a song that is one of his most spirited exercises in blue-eyed soul. As Morrison narrates this true story about a girl with whom he once lived, he takes a magnifying glass to mundane details, grasping at distraction, trying desperately to sidestep the creeping Conradian terror—the horror— of experiencing firsthand our fleeting, fragile mortal existence. Fevered, you can almost feel the man’s cold sweat just prior to his transformation into a household name and major stardom. “The cool room Lord, is a fool’s room. The cool room Lord, is a fool’s room. And I can almost smell your T.B. sheets. I can almost smell your T.B. sheets. I gotta go.” The sound of a sick room. Of terminal bed sheets sticky with cold sweat and sputum. There’s an eerie inevitably to the groove of “T.B. Sheets,” the titular nine-and-a-half-minute psychedelic R&B opus. It is one of the most real songs about death you’ll ever hear. As life saps steadily from the singer’s beloved, tuberculosis-ridden Julie, there is no trite drama, no nostalgic sugar coating or grand deathbed epiphany, but rather an “Is That All There Is?” fatalism—a mild, detached, slowly-suffocating bleakness. “The sunlight shining through the crack in the window pane numbs my brain,” Morrison moans over a skittering Hammond organ. Bewitchingly great. Original UK pressing in amazing condition – lamination fully intact with NO damages, record also Near Mint, probably the best copy one may ever encounter. UK pressing is rare especially in great condition, the record barely caused a ripple on the surface of the lake when it was released and tanked quickly until it was re-released in the Staes. Top copy in glorious mono. Music wise - a total killer. Price: Offers!!!!!
291. VAN MORRISON: “Astral Weeks” Warner Bros. Japan – BP-8790) (Red Wax Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Impossibly rare and never offered before Japan original 1971 TEST PRESSING with white stamped labels and pressed on RED WAX. “Van Morrison never sounded more warm and ecstatic, more sensual and vulnerable, than on his enigmatically beautiful solo debut. Fresh off the success of "Brown Eyed Girl" and newly signed to artist-friendly Warner Bros., he explored the physical and dramatic range of his voice during extended poetic-scat singing, and set hallucinatory reveries on his native Belfast to wandering Celtic-R&B melodies. The crowning touch was the superior jazz quintet convened by producer Lewis Merenstein to color the mists and shadows. Bassist Richard Davis later said that Morrison never told the musicians what he wanted from them or what the lyrics meant. Maybe he didn't know how to. He was going deep inside himself, without a net or fear.” (Rolling Stone) Total classic slide that never seems to age how many time you spin it. Never offered or seen before before Japan first original white label with stamped catalogue numbers test pressing on red wax. Price: Offers!!!!
292. The WHO: “Sell Out” (Polydor Japan – SLPM-1394) (Record: Mint/ Flip Back Fragile Jacket: Mint). Original first issue Japanese pressing that comes housed in a Japan only jacket. Released in 1968 and in total mint condition, impossible to upgrade upon. Music needs no introduction I guess, a classic all way round. Amazing TOP condition and hardly ever surfaces on these shores so rare forever. In this condition it will be impossible to score, perfect all way round. Price: Offers!!!!!
293. WIND: “Seasons” (+Plus+ - Plus-3) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original German 1st pressing of the band’s heavier debut out of 1971. Killer heavy guitar based prog jammer that leaves no stone unturned. “In 1971 they recorded the legendary album Seasons - one of the most sought-after German albums nowadays. This was the second of three releases on the low price Plus label. The varied album captured Wind in different moods: "Dear Little Friend" was a thundering heavy rocker and "What Do We Do Now" a vintage progressive rock anthem with fine use of organ and flute. "Romance" is a charming interlude for prepared piano and "Now It's Over" had melancholic, folky vibes like the 1969 Pink Floyd. "Springwind" had haunting vocal lines and finally came the 15 minute closing track "Red Morningbird" with its floating, moody folk whispering, interrupted by some outrageously heavy outbursts. This is one of the classics of German progressive rock that will always be remembered for its powerful Hammond organ versus electric guitar sound. It should appeal both to fans of progressive heavy rock and fans of folk-rock as performed by the artists on the Pilz label.” (Cosmic Dreams at Play). Original German pressing in top condition. Price: Offers!!!
294. WOORDEN: “S/T” (Omega – 333.023) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Bloody rare original 1967 Dutch private pressing. The best – rarest – most disoriented psychedelic & crackbrained weird/ disoriented avant-garde/ frenzied free jazzing and lysergically dysfunctional LP to seep out of the Low Lands. This is nothing short of being the most legendary Dutch underground piece that appeals to just anybody – whatever your musical persuasion may be – folk, free jazz blowouts, poetry, weird effects, musique concrete, tape effects, psychedelic rock, lysergic daydreams, improvisation jams, doped up freefall for all, etc it is all there because it was a time when there were no limits and no laws. There is one female vocal folk track on this disc that blows the whole of the “Wicker Man” album (which I deeply and dearly love) straight out of this solar system. Then there is the totally delusional tripped out gatefold jacket art that again ranks amongst one of the best jackets ever to have hit the streets. Totally lysergic and mentally confusion. The record was instigated by Holland's most revered writer/ poet/ enfant terrible Simon Vinkenoog and was issued in an edition of 300 to 500 copies (depending on the source) and only been offered for sale at the time at head shops and coffee shops of Amsterdam. Never ever turned up in quantity so rare for eternity. Top copy so…hit me with your best shot and we take it from there and further, to infinity and beyond… Price: Offers!!!
295. YAMAMOTO HOZAN with SHARPS & FLATS: “Beautiful Bamboo Flute” (Philips – FX-8510) (Record: Excellent – has a couple of harmless sleeve lines/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Mucho in Demand & Bloody rare first original pressing all complete with obi. Killer Japanese oriental rare groove jazz slide!!!! One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is wonderful – a bit more upbeat and swinging than some of Yamamoto's other records, as Nobuo Hara leads the larger group with a totally cool sound – which makes the flute lines a sweet exotic touch over straightforward, soul-drenched, big band jazz! We might even link the sound to some of Dorothy Ashby's grooviest albums for Chess/Cadet – although with flute, instead of harp. Killer oriental Jazz slide, original 1971 first original pressing of an LP that virtually impossible to dig up. Price: Offers!!!!
296. YAMAMOTO HOZAN with Sawai Tadao; Miyama Toshiyuki & His New Herd Orchestra: “Oriental Bossa Nova – Standard Bossa” (London Records – SLD-1) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ First Issue circular Obi: Mint). Freakingly rare but oh so bloody awesome Japanese first pressing of 1968 in absolutely Top condition and all-complete with hideously rare first issue circular obi. Incredible work from the Japanese scene of the end of the 60s – a record that mixes together traditional instrumentation, bossa rhythms, and groovier jazz touches – all in a sublime blend that would have been a feather in the cap of A&M or Verve Records at the time! The work here is really unique – bits of koto and shakuhachi amidst the fuller, soaring backings of the New Herd of Toshiyuki Miyama – who themselves are supported by some extra Latin percussion! The mix of modes is wonderful – a strong bossa undercurrent that keeps the whole thing gliding along nicely – thanks in part also to a great array of tunes from Brazil, Europe, and the US. Titles include "Constant Rain", "Mas Que Nada", "Sunny", "Il Bacio", "Un Homme Et Une Femme", "Vivre Pour Vivre", and "Agua De Beber". Best condition imaginable, perfect all the way. Obi is damned rare, first time I see a copy with obi in such a pristine condition like this one here. Price: Offers!!!!
297. YANAGIDA HIRO: “Milk Time” (Liberty – LPC-8037) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent). Bloody rare white label promotional copy on RED WAX, TOP COPY. The famous “gorilla” cover album. Hyper rare Japanese psych monster. Heavy freaking jams executed by the leading lysergic scenesters of that day including Yanagida Hiro (keyboards), Tsunoda Hiro (drums & percussions), Kimio Mizutani (Electric Guitar), Hiroki Tamaki (Electric Violin), Nozomu Nakatani (flute) and Keiju Ishikawa (bass). I was trying to hold my breath and not choke on my lunch when I read that Cope stated that Zappa’s Hot Rats inspired Milk Time. Well I guess that a healthy imagination gets you a long way off the tracks and into the bush of inflated mysticism. Probably the violin wailing of Tamaki had him thinking of Jean-Luc Ponty but then again maybe someone could say that Nigel Kennedy also got inspired from this lot, since the truth is obviously in the ear of the beholder. That aside, it does not diminish this album one tiny bit and till this day it is regarded as one of the cornerstones of heavy freaked out Japanese psychedelia. “Milk Time” was released on November 5th, 1970 and encapsulated perfectly the then reigning New Rock aesthetic. A little background: following the demise of Apryl Fool, Yanagida Hiro failed to mourn for too long and while being completely submerged under the spell of experimental rock, he didn’t let the break-up affect his newly brooding musical projects. Yanagida quasi immediately agreed to a proposition of Narumo Shigeru (Flied Egg) to join forces in order to realize Japan’s first free of charge open-air concert, the 10 yen concert. Next to becoming actively involved with organizing festivals, he also became one of the driving forces behind one of the first Japanese super groups, the legendary Food Brain, a session band whose members consisted of ex-Jacks drummer Tsunoda Hiro, ex-Powerhouse guitar terrorist Shinki Chen and ex-Golden Cups bass player Kabe Masayoshi. Food Brain’s first and sole recorded album “Bansan” appeared in October of 1970 on the Polydor label and was characterized by an advanced rock approach camouflaged neatly as an extended improvisational jam session. Shinki Chen’s induced Powerhouse-like blues rock imprint was omnipresent throughout the album and in combination with the progressive rock sound of Yanagida Hiro’s inventive organ play, sucking in Canterbury induced influences in the vein of Caravan and Egg. From this point on Hiro began, even more than during his Apryl Fool phase, pushing towards a distinctive progressive rock style. Since Food Brain was only a one-off session band, its members dispersed quickly, each going their own separate ways. Shinki Chen and Kabe Masayoshi continued to pursue a blues 〜 rock based direction and formed the illustrious formation Speed Glue & Shinki. Hiro Yanagida on the other hand continued to follow a progressive rock styled direction and erected the Yanagida Hiro Group, together with drummer Tsunoda Hiro, bass player Ishikawa Kei (ex Far Out and Chronicle), violinist Tamaki Hiroki (Food Brain, Tamaki Hiroki and SMT) and former G.S. guitar slayer Mizutani Kimio, who made name for himself with outfits like The Adams and The Outcast. This line-up was active on different fronts and provided, among others, the music for some plays of Terayama Shuji’s avant-garde theatre company Tenjosajiki. Their first recorded output “Milk Time” resulted out of a session that occurred at the studios of Toshiba Liberty in November 1970. The sound of the record was, if compared to Food Brain, characterized by a encapsulating vibe of a psychedelic progressive rock band unleashing some wild interaction play between electric violin, furious drum rolls, Mizutani’s acidic guitar riffs and Dave Steward like keyboard patterns. It was the first album released in Japan that mastered a clear progressive rock sound infused with freakingly heavy psyched out moves and molding it into its won signature sound. With “Milk Time” Yanagida Hiro had succeeded in developing an experimental rock sound unheard in Japan until then. A total killer album and one of the greatest to seep out of spiked up Tokyo. Original copies are next to impossible to score these days. This one is a beautiful one, vinyl is EX 〜 NM as the jacket has some wear on the lower left corner. Seen the age and scarcity of this monster it is in overall EX condition. Took me 6 years to dig up a spare and the music will fry your skull, just fabulous improvisational freaked out psych with some progressive touches. Mizutani and Tamaki are just shredding it here while Yanagida keeps on humping the keys. Total must!! Price: Offers!!!
298. YARDBIRDS & SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON: “S/T” (Philips Japan – SFL-7375) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Original Japan 1st press issue of 1967, comes complete with never seen obi. The whole affair is in NM condition, a small miracle and to make things even more salacious, it has the never present obi. Comes in Japan only jacket design. Hideously rare item & in TOP condition, in short a museum piece. Price: Offers!!!
299. YASUI KAZUMI: “Zuzu” (Polydor – MR-3129) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Attached Booklet: Mint). TOP COPY of this heavy female vocal rarity!!! One of the best, totally under the radar female vocal albums to ever seep out of Japan is this 1st album by poetess Yasui Kazumi. She only made two albums, both borderline crazy rare items and this one here was her first recording, released on October 1970. The music is just breathtakingly beautiful, softly hushed Bossa Nova/ Enka/ Kayokyoku inspired female vocal trash, delicately orchestrated without being blatantly over the top, the whole album is a eargasmatic affair that will hush your demons to sleep. Impregnated with that late sixties/ early seventies vibe, sparsely orchestrated, creating a very laid back atmosphere. Yasui's voice is completely relaxed, free and easy; it is as if she isn't even trying! But then again it is far from perfect and accomplished and it is exactly there where lies her charm and intoxicating quality. Surely she is a gifted singer without being a great vocalist. She was a poetess after all and her fragile, at times fractured and broken vocals add only to the melancholic nature of this disc. Still the arrangements are top shelf, strings, tropical piano and guitar lines that only add to the sensation of feeling that afternoon summer sunshine warming your face while a soft breeze heralding a tropical storm is telling you to better take shelter soon. Although that the overall feeling of the LP is just breathtaking and disquieting, there is nevertheless an omnipresent hearth-stirring and overpowering endomorphic and schizoid sadness that impregnates it all. You just cannot shake it off and it pierces right through to the deepest canyons of your soul. And then on the other hand it is simultaneously softly upbeat, sultry and thermically thrilling, erotically charged with a choleric vibe that is almost mythical, casting out an echo that reverberates somber melodies injected with intermittent burst of hopeful and beautiful naive vocals. Yasui's vocals aren't virtuosic, yet they are intimate and at times disconcertingly seductive, which results in bursts of electrifying moments as if she is struggling to breathe out music that is slightly beyond her immediate grasp. This just adds more to her spellbinding charm, making it all fragile, sexy, painfully deficient and offering you the listener in return a redemptive ascent to heaven. Don't say you haven't been warned, once this record sucks its claws into your skin, there will be no return and you will be haunted by Yasui's charm and melancholy. Earbleedingly beautiful, hideously rare and so essential it just makes me cry blood when thinking about her, let alone listening to her music…that would be a too devastating experience. Fooking rare & TOP MINT copy! Price: Offers!!!!
300. YOKOTA TOSHIAKI & PRIMITIVE COMMUNITY:Genshi Kyoudoutai” (Toshiba Records – TP-8066) (Red Wax PROMO Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent, has some mild edge wear but nothing serious & lower right corner crease). All hyperbole aside, this is one of the all-time rarest records to seep out of Japan together with Ceremony – Buddah Meets Rock. Top condition, red wax PROMO issue. Killer 1971 Japanese psychedelic jazz gem. One of Japan's best psychedelic hoedowns that put Ceremony almost to shame. Original copies just never ever turn up, this is the first copy I could claim in over 15 years of looking for a copy. 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 all interwove by Yokota’s spell-casting flute playing, 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 monstrously 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 cut through the air like a buzz-saw. In short, you heard nothing even remotely good as this one. Insanely rare, copies just do not turn up, let alone one with obi (only once saw a copy with obi changing hands for over 9K and that was over a decade ago). So much better as Yokota’s “Flute Adventure” which is mediocre at best, Primitive Community transgresses styles and genres without dropping a beat and blasting you away…this is the dope shit, sadly rare until infinity. Killer!!! Price: Offers!!!
301. YOSHINO DAISAKU: “Yoshida Daisaku No Shonen Jidai” (Private Press – LRS-334) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ 2 Booklets: Near Mint/ Insert: Excellent). Stupidly rare & obscure KILLER Japanese private press LP. Hideously rare 1974 private press psychedelic acid folk/ downer – loner psych underground rarity that is not unlike the early Jacks or Bob Desper disc. Never seen a copy before in real life and only a handful of these exist. I guess that Yoshino Daisaku is not immediately a name you all are familiar with. Yoshida Daisaku is one of the key-figures of the Yokohama sound, active till this day on the city’s live circuit. This LP here is his 2nd and last album, a private pressing out of 1974 and a real stunner it is. In the seventies, Yoshida spearheaded the city’s folk rock movement, but what we have here is a recording the Japanese like to label as a privately released acid folk rock disc that saw the light of day in limited numbers way back in 1974. Yoshida’s compositions have a certain straight loner psychedelic dynamic that simultaneously embraces also a frazzled acid rock vibe and slightly downer folk tinted approach that to a certain extent has some affinity to the Jacks’ bleak underground sounds. Bluesy, yet folky, Yoshida’s sonic world has elements of both, mingles them into one driving entity that even evokes images of an oriental Neil Young with raw electric guitar slashes, some derelict fuzz, echo-warped playing, doped out approach with a ominous downer vibe hovering over it all. In all it is an essential disc that sheds another beam of light upon a part of the Japanese rock scene most of us didn’t even know existed of ailed to notice it was there. To these humble ears, simply a stunning slide, shedding a rare look upon a forgotten scene. Highly recommended. Top condition and all complete with the always missing 2 booklets and lyrics insert. Never seen a copy for sale before and one of the best-kept secrets to slowly seep out of Japan. Price: Offers!!!
302. YOUNG, NEIL: “On The Beach” (Reprise – R-2180) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Flower Inner Sleeve: Mint/ POSTER: Mint). Rare US original press – PROMO ISSUE THAT COMES WITH PROMO ONLY and rarely seen PROMO ONLY SHOP POSTER!!!! Rare US pressing in mint condition of this all time greatest Neil Young slide. "The hard-edged sound of On The Beach is a contributing factor to its greatness, since the album poses aesthetic and political questions too serious to be treated prettily. Through various opposed personae, Young evokes primary social and psychic polarities that exemplify the deterioration of American culture. Though not named, the figures of Charles Manson and Patricia Hearst appear as emblems of apocalyptic social dislocation in the album's two masterpieces, "Revolution Blues" and "Ambulance Blues." In each song, by empathizing with the emotions of both predators and victims, Young has dared what no other major white rock artist has - to embrace, expose and perhaps help purge the collective paranoia and guilt of an insane society, acting it out without apology or explanation." (Stephen Holden, Rolling Stone, 1974). Say no more, this sums it up perfectly. One of the greatest discs ever recorded. Rare mint copy of this 1974 US pressing with always-missing PROMO poster included. All time highest recommendation. Promo copies that float around always have the poster missing, this one comes complete with the poster. Poster is in MINT condition and has NO signs of any use or pinholes. This Neil Young slide just NEVER shows up all complete with poster. One-off chance I believe. And the poster is bloody BIG...... one of the few PROMO copies around in NM condition with POSTER present..... Price: Offers.!!!!!
303. YOUR EXOTIC PRINCE: “Music That Is In” (RLA Records Co. LP-505) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Impossibly rare private press free jazz/ odd ball/ real people freak out - free jazz funk slide. This is the mega rare original first press issue that just never turns up. This one was bootlegged and released in different cover art, but here is the real thing!!!The holy grail of Spiritual Jazz movement, cosmic echoes and free jazz at the best. "Credited only to "Your Exotic Prince" on the jacket, this record is completely out there and next to impossible to unearth for some perverse reason. As unindefiable as the cover is, the music is even more so. It comprises six tunes, each one essentially a nonstop caterwauling of horns, accordion, banjo (or is that a ukelele?), wah-wah guitar and drums. The musicians, if you can call them that, sound for all the world like a combination of Sun Ra's Arkestra, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and your local junior-high stage band rolled into one. Even stranger are the bizarrely cut-off endings to each track. Just as the songs are clearly coming to a close, the sound stops, mid-din, as if the tape just ran out on the four-track. Awesome bastard-cum-free jazz-oddball deranged lunatic spiritual jazz slide from beyond the planet Jupiter. Released as a private pressing in a minuscule run, copies just do not surface. This was his 2nd LP and rare forever. Top condition to boot so, probably a one-off chance to wheel this one in. Price: Offers!!!!
304. YUASA JOJI with SATO MASAHIKO & YOSHISABURO TOYOZUMI: “Koten” (Ex-House) (Record: Excellent 〜 Near Mint/ Plastic Case Jacket with Inserted Artwork: Near Mint/ Triangular Obi: Near Mint). Lucky to offer another copy so quickly…Great copy original 1st pressing all complete with outer plastic slip case sleeve and triangular obi. Freakingly rare private press by this electronic music and avant-garde composer Yuasa Joji for and with the help of Terayama Shuji’s Tenjosajiki guerilla theatre troupe on one side and teaming up with free improvisation players on the other side. The whole of the material was recorded live on December 19th ~ 21st, 1977. But instead of steering of in some highbrow avant-garde noodlings, Yuasa hooks up with free jazz heavy scenesters such as Sato Masahiko and Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, flanked by Yoshihara Sumire on percussion and Fujikawa Yoshiaki blowing his sax to smithereens and in unison they whip out a whirlwind of dusty tornado like free form blood-sucking action moves. But this freeform tordano is blowing hard but be it in a stripped down and in an almost austere kind of way. Minimal freeform actions, heavy on sonic resonances and moving into deep subterranean kind of spaces, creating weird hell broth kind of sonics that has the players moving around as if they were engaged in a trench warfare for snipers, constantly hurtling in and out of focus. In all the interaction has more emphasis on the avant-garde aspect than on the bluntly free-jazzing dialectic – focusing on tiniest of gestures that trigger little butterfly-induced storms on the horizon and engaging in some panoramic sonic intercourse that still manages to engulf the aural landscape. On the B-side he hooks up with some Tenjosajiki players/ actresses such as Ran Yoko, Wakamatsu Takeshi, Nemoto Yutaka, Shinozaki Ko and Suetsugu Akiko. Together they set out on a piece heavy on theatrical vocals and embarking on a more Tenjosajiki induced trip. In all an amazing recording that sheds some more light on Japanese avant-garde and its hook-ups with the Tenjosajiki guerilla troupe. Bloody rare private press, was released in an edition of 300 and came housed in a heavy plastic case holding the record and artwork as well as the triangular obi. 1st copy to cross my path in 10 years and getting near to impossible to wheel in these days. Top copy. Act now and hold yer peace forever. Price: Offers!!!!
305. YUIKONGA - ENDLESS ENDLESS - SHINODA ETSURO: “Dare ni mo Shirarezu ni Kieru Shika nai sa”. (Philips – FX-8512) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint) First ever copy complete with obi. Ok strap in folks, here ya have the 1st original pressing of this historic and wicked slide. Original copies just do not come up, 2nd pressings with the single jacket surface from time to time, but the 1st pressing in different jacket is near impossible to unearth, until now. One of my all time favorite Japanese early seventies (1971) discs of all time is this Yuikonga record, a real hybrid and derailed passion filled slab of counter cultural vigor. Shinoda Etsuro, who originally was affiliated with the original Tokyo Kid Brothers line-up, conceived the record. Music-wise this disc encapsulates and fuses a wide range of styles, all utterly Japanese and ranges from domestic acid folk excursions to sake drenched enka escapades, psychedelic New Rock hoedowns, Buddhist esoteric chanting, field recordings, rural sitar strummings, loner flute intro's, intoxicating hymns with female vocals set against a swirling background, frazzled Enka crooners, fuzzed-out Tenjosajiki dementia, etc. It has all the works and this is partly due to the heavy line-up that assisted Shinoda on this album. Apart from Terayama Shuji's, whose imprint hovers heavily over the album, Shinoda got enforced by some of the finest scenesters of that day such as members of the Flower Traveling Band, who were responsible to add some acidic teenage psyched-out angst, ex-Tempsters front man Matsubashi, the female completely under-recorded psychedelic folk chanteuse Lily, the Kimio Mizutani Group spearheaded by all time seventies icon acid guitar wonder Mizutani himself, arrangements by the hand of Yanagida Hiro (of Milk Time, Apryl Fool, Floral, Food Brain, etc fame), etc. In other words, stellar and over the top. A real brain peeler of a disc. Recorded in 1970 after that Shinoda returned back to Japan following a successful stay in New York with the Tokyo Kid Brothers "Golden Bat" production, the album was his musical statement to the end of a decade, all summed up in a musical testament (Yuikonga means Last Will and Testament Songs) that encapsulated all that had gone by and what was still to come. Hyper psychedelic masterpiece/ acid loner folk gem and one of the best discs to come out of Japan during that period. If you are into Tenjosajiki, Opera of Tadanori Yoko, Flowers, Flower Traveling Band's Satori, Food Brain, Melting Glass Box, etc, then this baby has written YOU all over it. This is the first original pressing, an edition that only once every 2 decades surfaces. Extremely rare especially a complete copy with obi. The music is just stunningly great. All time highest recommendation.You cannot live without this gem, tops almost everything. Killer disc, ultimate psyched out loner acid folk dementia and Buddhist deranged crooner stuff. Wow…what a mind torcher. Price: Offers!!
306. ZAKARRIAS: “S/T” (Deram – SML-1091) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Laminated Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Great condition 1971 UK original pressing of highly regarded eclectic period piece. One of the rarest records on the Deram label since sales were depressing at the time, tanking to Titanic lows, hence the scarcity of copies floating around out there. This guy mixed folk, blues, prog and heavy psych without a blush on his cheeks and gets away with it brilliantly. Long time favorite on these shores and a top copy. Near perfection on all fronts, hardly ever turn up in such nice nick as this one here. Price: Offers!!!
307. ZAPPA, FRANK: “Chunga’s Revenge” (Warner Japan – P-8045R) (Record: Near Mint ‾ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ‾ Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Flower Rock Age Obi: Near Mint). Rare Rock Age Flower obi copy, which is insanely rare in Japan and just surfaces once every 10 years. Truly insanely rare with first issue OBI attached in immaculate condition. So far, I have only seen 2 copies of this beauty in the flesh….. Price: Offers!!!