RARE RECORDS CATALOGUE
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1385. QUATERMASS: “S/T” (Odeon Records – OP-80085) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Near Mint/ & Paged Insert: Near Mint). Rare Japan 1st original pressing complete with rare first issue obi. Superb original Japanese pressing of UK wild heavy progressive rock LP filled with devastating organ to the front. Best copy imaginable - TOP condition. Price: 500 Euro

1386. QUARTETTO DI GIORGIO BURATTI: “Jazz Forms For Export” (Durium Marche Estere – D. 30-070) (Record: Near Mint/ Ultra Fragile Jacket: Near Mint). Top copy original 1963 FIRST Italian pressing. Flawless condition of ultra rare Italian jazz slide that dwells into Charles Mingus dillitated realms of austere beauty with a vague hint at the freer things to come hereafter. The music is delicate and immediate accessibility through the brilliantly sculpted individual tunes. The compositions and arrangements are extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood. This makes it that the recording under the guidance of Giorgio Buratti as leader reveals itself as a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors. Buratti and his quartet play with shifting rhythms, moaning dissonances, and multiple lines that feed off one another in the most complex, interlaced fashion. A classic. Bloody rare 1963 original in top condition – best I have ever seen, next to impossible to upgrade upon, which is no small feat for an Italian jazz slide from 1963!!! Price: Offers!!!

1387. 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 ever recorded, it is also one of the rarest – that is with the original obi attached and I needed it badly. Price: Offers!!!

1388. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “S/T” (Capitol Records – ST-2904) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint, still in shrink - has a white sticker on the upper side of the shrink/ sleeve has NO ringwear at all) Original 1st US pressing on the rainbow Capitol imprint. Perfect copy, jacket is NM with no ring wear at all which is no small feat for this disc. ‘It contains every-thing that’s good about San Fran-Cisco rock – accomplished musician-ship, a good understanding of the way the San Francisco sound should be produced, and an infectious feeling that isn’t bogged down in San Francisco dirge. The long tracks, though not as musical as one would hope for from jazz-influenced pieces, never bore and frequently delight. This is a group of four intertwined personalities sounding like one, just be-cause they’ve been wanting to and doing it for a long time’ – Eye, August 1968. Best condition sleeve possible, not the faintest trace of wear or ringwear. This jacket is always prone to wear and this one is as clean as possible. Virginal condition sleeve, which is quite rare. Price: 250 Euro
1389. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “Happy Trails” (Capitol – CP-8721) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint). Rare dead mint Japanese pressing of this 2nd album by these acidic west-coast gunslingers, complete with obi. Hardly ever turns up on these shores, you know the drill I guess, the music is mesmerizingly addictive and Cippolina is the main axe-grinding madman that will haunt your lysergic Technicolor dreams. Record is mint as can be, jacket looks like it was printed only yesterday and the always missing “New Rock” obi is as virginal as a newborn child. Massive. Price: 350 Euro
1390. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “Maiden of the Cancer Moon” (Psycho Records) (2LP: Excellent – Near Mint/ Fold Out Jacket: Near Mint). Extremely hard to come by Quicksilver semi-legit boot that came out in 1983 with the collaboration of the late John Cipollina. This is the definite Quicksilver document, stellar sound quality and filled with rare live appearances from the late 1960”s. The performances all date from 1967-1968, a period during which Quicksilver consisted of lead guitarist John Cipollina, rhythm guitarist and singer Gary Duncan, bassist David Freiberg, and drummer Greg Elmore. Quicksilver as a unit were not so much singer-songwriters as they were virtuoso players and creative interpreters and stylists. They were not the greatest of vocalists or composers. True, but in Cipollina, with his tremolo-laden leads, they had one of the great San Francisco guitarists of the '60s. Here, the band is playing some of there greatest compositions in concert. By their second album, Happy Trails (March 1969), they had given up trying to get across in the studio and just recorded live, where they were far more comfortable. They were also more comfortable using blues and rock standards like "Back Door Man," "Smokestack Lightning," and "Who Do You Love" as jumping-off points for extended jams, or extrapolating the jazz standard "Take Five" into "Gold and Silver." Some performances age better than others -- many will find the long drum solo in the concert version of "Gold and Silver" uninspired -- but by and large, Quicksilver's live reputation stands up well. This 2 LP set is just a killer. Cipollina rules throughout and again proves he is one of the all-time greatest to have caressed the six strings. Ultimate highest recommendation. Every track is a winner. One of the top 100 albums of all time without a single doubt. Price: 100 Euro
1391. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “Live in San Jose 1966” (Document) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Comes on marbled colored wax. Long deleted Quicksilver bootleg with stellar sound quality. Early live gig from 1966 which has the band ripping through classic tunes such as “All Night Worker”, “Your Time Will Come”, “Smokestack Lightning”, “Who Do You Love”, “Backdoor Man”, “Gold and Silver” and “Codine”. At this time the band was still the quintessential line up with Jim Murray, John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Greg Elmore and Gary Duncan. Filled to bursting with killer material which makes it once again clear that Quicksilver were the real deal. Highest possible recommendation. Price: 50 Euro
1392. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “Live in San Jose – California - 1966” (No Label) (Record: Excellent/ Paste On Jacket: Excellent). Original early 1970s Quicksilver bootleg complete with pasted on front and back jacket. Price: 100 Euro
1393. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “Fresh Air b/w Just For Love” (Capitol – CR-2675) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Picture Sleeve: Near Mint) Rare Japan only Quicksilver Messenger Service single that comes on BLOOD RED wax and gatefold picture sleeve. Housed in a Japan only issued picture sleeve. Price: 100 Euro
1394. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “Fresh Air b/w Mojo” (Capitol – ECR-10203) (EP Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Japan only released Quicksilver Messenger Service EP, comes in Japan only picture sleeve with different live shots back and front. Top condition, just immaculate. Price: 85 Euro
1395. QUIET SUN: “Mainstream” (Polydor – MPF-1147) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint) Perversely titled Mainstream, the sole release by avant-prog-jazz outfit Quiet Sun is in fact as far from that adjective as can be imagined. Recorded in between sessions for Phil Manzanera’s Diamond Head LP, Mainstream featured that guitarist’s old band, reunited to finally create the album never made during the group’s original existence. Quiet Sun broke up in 1972 when Manzanera headed to Roxy Music, but the sessions for his solo album afforded the surreptitious opportunity to create this delightfully oddball album. First original Japanese press issue, comes housed in lovely thick laminated jacket and complete with obi. Stunning! Price: 75 Euro
1396. Q 65: “Revolution” (Decca – QL-625-363) (Record: Excellent, only a very few minor paper scuffs/ Jacket: Excellent). Original 1966 mono Dutch copy. Hard to get copies in such a decent nick as this baby here. Sleazy, greasy and down-right-dirty nederbeat trash from these Dutch moguls that still haven’t met their equals (apart from the Outsiders maybe). The Q 65 were Frank Nuyens (guitar, vocals, sax, flute, harmonica), Wim Bieler (vocals, harmonica), Peter Vink (bass), Joop Roelofs (guitar), and Jay Baar drums, who first got together in 1965, in the Hague. The city was known as "the Liverpool of the Netherlands," with a music scene that had been thriving since the end of the 1950s. Revolution – their best album - was a powerful blues-rock slide that included a snarling rendition of Willie Dixon's “Down in the Bottom”, a take on Dixon's "Spoonful" that boasted gloriously crunchy acoustic guitars behind a raspy vocal worthy of Howlin' Wolf himself, and a funky version of Allen Toussaint's "Get Out of My Life, Woman," plus a handful of originals that were fully competitive with the covers. The highlight, however, was a riveting 14-minute version of Sonny Boy Williamson’s "Bring It On Home." The band played acoustic as well as boiled-downward psych numbers along with some standards, and wasn’t afraid to experiment with harmonium and other instruments to make Revolution so bloodcurdlingly more interesting than the average grease-ball garage release. Despite the eclecticism, their blues interpretations work best, from the nice take of "Spoonful" to the groundbreaking 13-minute psyched out pre-punk trash of "Bring It on Home," the real missing link between the rave-ups of the Yardbirds and the post-Cream jam bands of the late-'60s. Just massive. Great copy!! Price: 175 Euro
1397. RAMONES: “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker b/w I Don’t Care” (Philips – Nippon Phonogram – SFL-2208) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Mint). WHITE LABEL PROMO, rare Japan only issue from 1977. This was cut twice: first as a single that was rushed to radio and became one of the Ramones’ few modest hits, then in a slightly soaped-up version for the band's album Rocket To Russia. "I combined Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, with the primalness of punk rock," said Joey Ramone. "It was funny, because all the girls in New York seemed to change their names to Sheena after that. It has all the band’s favorite elements, an opening countdown, repetitive chugging riffs and percussion, a simple lyrical structure and a shout-y repeated chorus. Referencing their own subculture in a big way (at least a third of the lyrics are the words “punk rocker”), the song is a perfect example of the band’s fun, no-holds-barred musical style. The B-side “I Don’t care” is even better!!!! Bloody fucking genius in its simplicity, they should have gotten the Nobel prize for this one. Bloody rare Japan 1st press, Japan only jacket art and white label promo copy. Fucking KILLER!!!! Price: 300 Euro
1398. RAMONES: “California Sun / I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You b/w I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” (Philips – Nippon Phonogram – SFL-2132) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Mint). WHITE LABEL PROMO, rare Japan only issue from 1977, Japanese Phillips 3-track white label promotional sample 7" vinyl single, also includes 'I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You' and 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend'. Housed in a die-cut company sleeve with unique textured black & white picture insert with lyrics on reverse. The vinyl and insert are in stunning perfect condition. One of the rarest Ramones releases out there. Price: 250 Euro

1399. RAMONES: “Rocket To Russia” (Philips – RJ-7295) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Original Japan 1st pressing in top condition. Comes with rare 1st issue obi. “The Ramones third album, Rocket To Russia, perfected it. It boasts a cleaner production than its predecessors, which only gives the Ramones’ music more force. It helps that the group wrote its finest set of songs for the album. From the mindless, bopping opening of "Cretin Hop" and "Rockaway Beach" to the urban surf rock of "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" and the ridiculous anthem "Teenage Lobotomy," the songs are teeming with irresistibly catchy hooks; even their choice of covers, "Do You Want to Dance?" and "Surfin' Bird," provide more hooks than usual. The Ramones also branch out slightly, adding ballads to the mix. Even with these (relatively) slower songs, the speed of the album never decreases. However, the abundance of hooks and slight variety in tempos makes Rocket To Russia the Ramones’ most listenable and enjoyable album -- it doesn't have the revolutionary impact of The Ramones, but it's a better album and one of the finest records of the late '70s.” (All Music Guide). First Japanese press issue all complete with Obi and in TOP condition is getting impossible to dig up anymore, but here is a virginal copy. Fucking killer slide, and still so up-to-date…send them a rocket and rock!!!! Hell yeah!! Price: 300 Euro

1400. The RAMONES: “End Of The Century” (Sire Records/ Nippon Phonogram – RJ-7653) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Bloody rare 1st press Japan original w/ obi in immaculate condition. Original & rare Japanese 1st press issue of this 1980 Ramones LP that was produced by Phil Spector. Price: 200 Euro
1401. RAS MICHAEL & THE SONS OF NEGUS with JAZZBOE ABUBAKA: “Tribute To The Emperor Rastafari” (Trojan Records/ Trio Records – PA-6314) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Rare Japanese first press issue of 1978 all complete with obi. In the early 70s Ras Michael recorded Dadawah Peace And Love, on which his group was augmented by studio musicians, a blend of Rastafarian chant, reggae, southern soul and psychedelia greatly enhanced by its imaginative arrangements. Nyahbinghi was a collection of chants and hymns in the style of his Zion disc singles. In 1975, he recorded Rastafari, on which several well-known reggae musicians augmented his group. The album’s tight arrangements and excellent songs brought him into the reggae mainstream, but the momentum was lost with 1976’s Tribute To The Emperor with Jazzboe Abubaka and Freedom Sounds. Price: 75 Euro
1402. RAVI SHANKAR:“At The Woodstock Festival” (World Pacific/ Toshiba – WP-8920) (Red wax Record: Near Mint 〜 Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: MINT) Original Japanese pressing – WHITE LABEL PROMO issue that comes on red vinyl. Comes with hardly ever seen obi present as well, TOP copy. Price: 150 Euro
1403. RAVI SHANKAR: "Asa No Raga - Ravi Shankar In San Francisco" (World Pacific/ Toshiba Musical Industries LTD In Japan - WP-8530) (Record: Mint/ Flip Back Fragile Jacket: Mint/ OBI: Mint). "On Ravi Shankar’s World Pacific sides, the longer ragas were usually the highlight. These contained the true essence of Indian music: long, undulating ragas that slowly evolved and built in intensity. Unfortunately, there was usually only room for one on each album (if that); however, Live In San Francisco contains three extended pieces and is perhaps his best World Pacific album. Accompanied by Alla Rakha on tabla, Shankar shows his rhythmic grace and sheer stamina on these performances, to a live audience's delight. Recorded at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium at a time (about 1967) when consciousness in Indian music was growing at an incredible rate, Live in San Francisco is an awesome performance and an amazing historical document as well". (All Music). Scarce Japan 1st Original press issue complete with OBI!!! rarely turns up in such virginal & TOP condition as this baby here, seems it was only pressed yesterday!!! Price: 75 Euro
1404. R.D. BURMAN: “OST – Krishna Shah’s Shalimar” (Polydor Of India LTD – 2392.147) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gimmick Multifold Gatefold Jacket: Mint). Original 1st pressing of 1978 in stunning condition, complete with 1st issue multifold gimmick gatefold jacket that folds open like petals on a flower. Top condition, especially seen the fact that this is the original Indian pressing, quite hard to dig up an original from over there in such a pristine nick. Rahul Dev Burman, also known as R. D. Burman, was one of the great music composers of Bollywood. This soundtrack is possibly the most revered Bollywood moog/sitar funk LP ever and on here R.D. Burman displays some of his best work ever, using huge orchestra musical instruments, female dervish like voices, soulful and funky vibes, sitars spinning out of control, electric twirls and twists, hard chunky funk with massive beats, horns and wah, just delirious and intoxicatingly addictive. The album has been issued twice, with the front cover for the first issue being used for the back cover of the second. The better of the two has a superb multi-page gatefold, which is this copy here. Always expensive as it's in such demand, but highly recommended. This is probably the best condition you will ever see of this disc, so…Price: 200 Euro
1405. The RED CRAYOLA with the Familiar Ugly: “The Parable of the Arable Land” (United Artists – IA-LP-2) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). 1st original US press. “Experimental, art school psych concrete and avant form from a high-brow trio led by Mayo Thompson. The first LP is more listenable, a fun over-the-top freak out typical of the free-spirited era, with some good songs emerging out of the chaos of arrhythmic noise and revving motorcycle engines. It’s not for everyone but it did help to cement IA’s standing as a mythical weirdo label back in the 1970s, when the Krayola were adopted as early visionaries by some of the more cerebral punk bands.” (Acid Archives). 1st original and clean US 1st press issue. Wacked out psych dementia that has yet to be rivaled. Awesome. Price: 150 Euro
1406. 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!!!!
1407. RED TRANSISTOR: “Not Bite b/w We’re Not Crazy” (Ecstatic Peace) (Record: Excellent 〜 Near Mint / Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Only 25 copies of this fabulous single exist, this being numbered as 20/25. Hand-made paste on labels, truly as home made private press as you can possibly get. The assaultive New York trio Red Transistor was comprised of guitarist Rudolph Grey, drummer Mark Edmands and VON LMO on guitar, vocals, shortwave and organ. As a trio of hopeless Brooklyn delinquents, they unleashed bloodcurdling and gruesome repetitive mantras of secretive nihilism. Both tracks exhibit a screamingly amphetamine junked up tracks. The music is just agonizingly repetitive in an almost pre-metal kind of way. This makes them even to today’s standards light years ahead of their time and no one with a normal mindset will ever catch up with these guys. They just rage and thrust with qualities of true relinquish all claim to sanity and instead opt out for total defractured mindsets. In short, stuff of genius like Van Gogh shopping of his left ear and amplifying it for all to hear. Gloriously beautiful. The single has been reissued since it was originally released but this copy here was the 1st pressing, with hand made jackets and pasted on labels, as issued in an edition of only 25 hand-numbered copies. Price: 250 Euro
1408. REIBEL, GUY: “Granulations Sillages Franges Du Signe” (INA GRM – AM.771.01) (Record: Near Mint/ Fold Out Jacket: Near Mint) Original 1st pressing in TOP condition. Great original INA GRM disc out of 1977 by Guy Reibel, one of the leading forces of the studio, now located under the Centre Pompidou. Comprised out of three organic churning electronic music compositions, this is a weird hellbroth of a disc that will guide you through an unexplored sonic territory where demodulated dynamic rules, mixed with acoustic electronic apparitions, whirling pulsations, elastic metallic components and so much more unidentified aural objects. Great music, highly historical and utterly collectible. Getting difficult to track down. Highest recommendation for all you lovers of musique concrete, avant-garde soundings, weird shit and mental breakdowns. Price: 70 Euro
1409. REICH, STEVE: “Drumming” (Private Press, 1971) (2 LP Set: Excellent/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent). Hideously rare original version and release of 1971 numbered and hand signed by Steve Reich himself. This copy has number 118/500. Minimal masterpiece and without a doubt the rarest entry in the Reich catalogue, his self released private pressing out of 1971. A minimal music private pressing, released and signed by Steve Reich himself. Never turns up these days and this copy is a true steal, so act now or hold your peace forever. Price: 350 Euro
1410. REICH, STEVE: “Four Organs – Phase Patterns” (Shandar – SR 83 511) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Original French pressing on the collectible Shandar label of this all time classic minimal music masterpiece. “Steve Reich has described his 1971 piece Four Organs as an attempt to reproduce the phasing effect of his mid-'60s tape pieces (such as Come Out and It's Gonna Rain) with real musicians in a concert setting. Four organists (including on this 1974 recording, both Reich himself and his friend Philip Glass) repeatedly play single notes, aided by the superhuman efforts of a maracas player who's providing an unaccented beat at a steady tempo. As beats are slowly added to and dropped from bars as the piece develops, chords that had formed and lasted for single beats in early measures become longer and longer, so that by the end of the piece a single chord, formed by the four organists each playing a different note, is held for over 200 beats. As an added textural fillip, human nature requires that, despite their best efforts, the organists will not be hitting every note at exactly the same time, thus producing the interesting textures and overtones that start to become the focus of the piece after the first couple of minutes. Four Organs is minimalism at its purest. Phase Patterns is basically the same idea without the steadying influence of the maracas, meaning the phasing effects occur quicker and are more pronounced. It's arguably a slightly less interesting work, but it's still one of Reich’s finest early pieces.” (All Music). Top copy 1st original pressing. Just indispensable slide of minimalist grandness. Price: 75 Euro
1411. REID, STEVE: “Odyssey of the Oblong Square” (Mustevic Sound Records – MS-4001) (Record: Excellent/ Jacket: Mint, still in shrink). Rare spiritual free jazz private press released on Steve Reid's own Mustevic Sound Records imprint back in 1977. The line-up for starters is already enough to get you salivating and wetting your pants. Steve Reid (drums), Ahmed Abdullah (trumpet, percussion), Mohammad Abdullah (congas, ballaphone, African percussion), Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone, percussion), demi-god Charles Tyler (alto saxophone, maracas) and David Wertman (acoustic bass) make up this free-loathing sand dust blowing collective of disparate souls. Right from the first note on you get sucked in and banged sideways by swirling rhythms that encapsulate complete transitions ranging from Armstrong to bop over to post-Coltrane articulations and urban inspirations that dominate the mood of this urbanite music throb that some simply dismiss as just free-jazz. But it is definitely more than just that. This record is close to experiencing an odyssey. Since it was recorded as a live session in New York way back in 1975, it puts on display a sextet harboring some excellent talents such as Arthur Blythe and Charles Tyler who get flanked by lesser-known deities such as Ahmed Abdullah whose plays the sax in an Eastern/ Arabic kind of way. They get guided into intergalactic lanes by Reid's energetic funky-laden patterns. Reid's drums get in turn spiced up by the percussive salvo rattling of Mohammed Abdullah who adds some tonal spacious colors by rubbing his congas which he plays in a sparse and but with decisive rhythmical approach. He enables Reid to increase his intensity and together they soar through high spiritual blue skies and in turn this music allows for complete individual expression and advancement. It is electrifying and jaw droppingly great filled with swirling rhythms and volcanic interplay. Fabulous stuff! Price: 175 Euro
1412. RENBOURN, JOHN: “S/T” (Transatlantic/ Victor Records Japan – SWG-7550) (Record: Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Mint). Rare 1st original Japanese pressing from 1970. WHITE LABEL PROMO COPY!!!! John Renbourn’s famous phrase was that "I started out trying to play like Big Bill Broonzy, and I'm still trying." On this early outing, the first to appear under his own name, you can, perhaps, detect some of the influence on traditional blues like "John Henry" and "Candy Man." But as a player, Renbourn had already very much developed into his own man, imaginative and complete in technique -- listen to the bonus instrumental take of "Wildest Pig in Captivity" to hear his very assured brilliance. Also in evidence is his love of early music, such as "Song," whose lyrics come from a John Donne poem, or his own "Plainsong." He'd already met up with fellow guitar player Bert Jansch, with whom he'd record and form Pentangle, and together they wrote "Noah and Rabbit." While hardly the greatest singer, there's an appealingly earnest quality to his voice, although he sounds a little strained on a cover of the folk classic "Blues Run the Game" (another bonus cut on the reissue). As debuts go, you'd be hard pressed to find anything much better in the folk cauldron that was London in the mid-'60s. The genesis of a master.” (Chris Nickson - All Music Guide). Amazing slide of the highest echelon of UK folk, amazing white label promo copy, housed in a Japan gatefold jacket art. Top all the way. Price: 70 Euro
1413. RENBOURN, JOHN: “Sir John A Lot Of” (Transatlantic/ Victor Records Japan – SWG-7556) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent, some mildew spots visible against white background/ 4 Paged Insert: Mint/ 8 Paged annotated Booklet: Mint). An instrumental album featuring John Renbourn with his Pentangle band mate Terry Cox on percussion and Ray Warleigh on flute. Originally released in England in 1968, the same year that Pentangle started to record, Sir John Alot was steeped largely in English folk music. Highlights include "The Trees They Do Grow High", solo guitar miniatures such as "Lady Goes to Church," the epic "Morgana," with its sharply nuanced tempo and timbre changes, and the sprightly "My Dear Boy." Some parts of this album are surprisingly contemporary sounding, such as the bluesy "Transformation," which sounds like "What'd I Say" transposed for acoustic guitar and African drums and Rodgers & Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things"; and "Sweet Potato," which sounds like a folk-rock song without words, even as Renbourn quotes "Satisfaction" at one point. 1st original Japanese pressing, this being the WHITE label PROMO issue. Price: 75 Euro
1414. REVEREND GARY DAVIS: “1935 ~ 1949” (Yazoo Records – L-1023) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). First original Yazoo issue from 1970, complete with the 1st issue reddish like Yazoo imprint label and sturdy jacket. Pre-War gospel doesn’t get much more sacrosanct & stripped down than this. Davis’ refusal to defer to secular material in the studio effectively derailed his recording career for over a decade. Still, nearly all of the tunes on these first sessions became anchors of his repertoire. Several find the blind street busker breaking into spontaneous sermonizing mid-song, as on “Lord, Stand By Me” where he shouts freely & passionately about The Savior’s stalwart role in keeping him safe from harm. His is a New Testament God invoked with Old Testament fervor. And then there’s the sterling fretwork, filled with clever rhythmic counterpoint, multiple keys & clarity of voicing rare even in guitarists today. Davis subsequently got scooped up in the Folk and Blues Revival of the Sixties, but these earliest sides remain his most lasting musical achievement. 1st Yazoo issue!!!! Price: 60 Euro
1415. REVEREND GARY DAVIS: “Ragtime Guitar” (Transatlantic Records – TRA-244) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original 1st UK pressing of 1971!!! All time classic by this rural blues master, his Transatlantic outing is quite rare but so good. Price: 75 Euro
1416. La REVOLUCION DE EMILIANO ZAPATA: “S/T” (Polydor Mexico) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Poster: Near Mint). Original first pressing of 1971 and stated on cover as “primera edicion Abril de 1971”. Just 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!!!
1417. La REVOLUCION DE EMILIANO ZAPATA: “Hoy” (Polydor – 16084) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Great Mexican first original pressing of second and last La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata album, which was released as a soundtrack to the Mexican movie “la verdadera Vocacion de Magdalena”. Hardly turns up in a nice acceptable condition like this copy here. Original Mexican pressing of their second and final album. Impressive hard psych with some fantastic guitar work that could compete with its US and European counterparts. With only one song in Spanish, the lyrics are few but not corny. The opening track is amazing with some very powerful guitar work. The closing ten-minute track closes the album out well with some great instrumental parts. Highly recommended & way rarer than their first album. Price: Offers!!!!
1418. The REVOLUTIONARIES: “Outlaw Dub” (Trojan Records – Trio Records Japan – PA-6351) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Original 1979 Japanese 1st original pressing on high quality wax. Killer heavily-reverbed dub slide that begs to be played on constant rotation. Price: 50 Euro
1419. REVOLUTIONARY ARMY OF THE INFANT JESUS: “The Gift Of Tears” (Probe – Probe-12) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellen ~ Near Mint). This is nothing short of a fantastic privately released UK acid folk/ psychedelic head twister from 1987 that completely fell off the radar and which is totally ignored or unknown by most of the psychedelic collectors out there. The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus only cut this one LP which is as good as the best recordings of Gong, Spirogyra and Pink Floyd to give you some musical similarities but then thrown together in one big melting pot. The overall sound is blessed with a great haunting and otherworldly vibe that is deceptively intense through the use of interacting male and female vocals, exotic flutes of pan and lysergic guitar flashes all over the place. The music is so drenched in the past, yet so of the moment and filled with haunting echoes of a panoramic sounds that floats somewhere between deep underground psychedelia and pagan acid folk vibes. The record sold next to nothing and was immediately a rarity following its release back in the day. That aside, this is one of the finest LP’s to seep out of the UK during that period, pregnant with undercurrents of depth and an exploratory sound to wrap your senses around. Highest possible recommendation!!! Price: 150 Euro
1420. RHYTHM DEVILS: “The Apocalypse Now Sessions – Rhythm Devils Play River Music” (Passport Records – PB-9844) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint) Chilling to the bone and creepy percussion album by the Rhythm Devils, a combo spearheaded by the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. While being in the process of conceptualizing the musical underpinnings of “Apocalypse Now”, director Francis Ford Coppola attended a Grateful Dead concert at the invitation of the late impresario Bill Graham. In the “Drums” improvisation segment of the evening, when Hart and Kreutzmann let loose with their percussive underworld of innovative instruments, he found the perfect accompaniment for his cinematic vision of the Apocalypse. Hart and Kreutzmann were recruited to bring together the myriad sounds and colors for this retelling of the primal myth. To the subsequent 1979-80 sessions at the Grateful Dead's Marin County studios, each musician contributed a personal selection of instruments and objects, resulting in a massive assemblage of possible sonic palettes. Instruments were arranged in sound groups, and the musicians moved among them as they watched the film being screened before them. This album is a collection of the resulting jungle of sound and passion. Sadly enough only a tiny fragment made it into the final movie version. Still the music is hair rising great, psychedelic tribal music that embodies all the best aspects of your Ocora, Musicaphone and obscure field recording-tribal records. Simply a must, but be sure to put the cat out upon spinning this beast. Price: 75 Euro

1421. RIP RIG + PANIC: “God” (Nippon Columbia – YW-7063-4-AX) (2 LP Record Set: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ OBI: Mint). 1982 Japan 1st original high quality pressing complete with obi. “With Gareth Sanger leading the charge, Rip, Rig & panic’s debut is much more user-friendly than anything recorded by Sanger's previous band, the always abrasive Pop Group. This record gallops along from start to finish, honking and buzzing along the way, with loads of odd vocalizing and feral, primal, repetitive rhythms. Not the most significant album to come out of the early days of English post-punk, but one that still delivers plenty of smiles 15 years later.” (All Music Guide). Sean Oliver's Funkadelic bass mashes up against the free jazz of Mark Springer's piano while Neneh Cherry shouts, Bruce Smith thumps the tubs and Gareth Sager plays the contents of an instrument shop. Fucking awesome slide. Price: 60 Euro

1422. RITA: “Super Erotica b/w Make Love To Me” (JAG – 122007) (Record: Excellent/ Tip Back Picture Sleeve: near Mint). Classic French porno funk sleaze butt shaker. This funky Hammond plus electric guitar butt whipping & ass shaking monster isn't sexy, it is actually dripping with sex all over, creamed off by a completely out-of-control moaning and sighing French vixen who is in heat like a cougar after a 6 year sabbatical and ready to mate. In one word a psyched out, Hammond organ deranged funky porno floor filler. The release date is unknown; some speculate it to be from the late sixties while others swear that it is early seventies. Whatever the case, it is just a monster disc, filthy, sexy, funky and ass-kicking swinging. The female moaning, sighing and shrieks of guilty pleasures are so bloody hot that you will think your pants are combusting spontaneously. If you are planning an orgy party with the buddies over the weekend, then this slice of deranged French porn music will be the right thing to lay on the record player. Honey will start dripping from the skies, heavens will part and scarcely clothed lingerie babes will decent on you. Rarely turns up especially in such a top condition as this copy here. Highest possible recommendation!! Price: 100 Euro
1423. ROACH, MAX: “It’s Time” (Impulse – NY-15) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ OBI: Excellent 〜 Near Mint). Rare 1963 Japan first original pressing all complete with obi & in outstanding condition. MONO issue. This Max Roach date is an unusual set. The outing featured the drummer's all-star sextet (which consisted of trumpeter Richard Williams, tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, trombonist Julian Priester, pianist Mal Waldron, and bassist Art Davis) joined by a vocal choir conducted by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and orchestrated by Roach. Unlike most other collaborations, the choir was not overly gospel-oriented and was utilized as a sort of jazz ensemble. Amazing Impulse record set and one of Roach’s finest to these ears. Hardly ever seen 1963 Japanese MONO original in top condition. Price: 125 Euro
1424. 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!!
1425. THE ROLF KUHN JAZZ GROUP: "Going To The Rainbow" (BASF/ Teichiku Records - UPS-548-B) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). First original 1971 high quality Japanese pressing complete with always-missing obi. Great free Improvisation with spiritual undertones influenced by Miles davis "Bitches Brew". One of Kuhn's best recordings for which he got assisted by heavy weights like John Surman, Alan Skidmore and Chick Corea. Absolutely stunning free improv with an addictive rolling groove that really puts the funky cat out there. Highest recommendation - rare Japanese original in mint condition. To lick your decalls off baby!!!. Price: 75 Euro
1426. 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!!!!!
1427. 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!!!!
1428. The ROLLING STONES: “Vol. 3” (London/ King Records Japan – MH-208) (Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Excellent/ Lyrics Insert: Near Mint) 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 at excellent has it has a 2mm dent on middle of the spine but for the rest it is utterly perfect. 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. Price: 125 Euro
1429. The ROLLING STONES: “High Tide And Green Grass” (London Records/ King – SLC-166) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Attached Picture Booklet: Near Mint/ OBI: Mint). Rare Japan 1st original pressing from December10th, 1966 in outstanding condition. Price: 300 Euro
1430. ROLLING STONES: “Their Satanic Majesties Request” (King Records/ London – SLC-192) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Circular Obi: Mint/ 2 Inserts: Mint). First original Japanese pressing of 1968. Complete with circular obi in mint condition. Hardly ever surfaces in such immaculate state as this copy here. Price: 350 Euro
1431. ROLLING STONES: “Between The Buttons” (London – King Records Japan – SLC-173) (Record: Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: near Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Bloody rare original 1968 Japanese pressing complete with obi. Price: 300 Euro
1432. ROLLING STONES: “Let It Bleed” (London – SLC-300) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Attached Picture Booklet: Mint). Great copy, very beautiful 1st pressing with all complete and beautiful condition. Complete 1st issue Japanese pressing. Comes with obi and in my book the best moment the Stones ever had. “Gimme Shelter” never fails to put me in a state of having my nuts on fire and screaming my lungs out like moving badly when reaching the rising edge of a speed trip. Killer. Price: 250 Euro

1433. ROLLING STONES: “Beggars Banquet” (London – PS.539) (Record: Near Mint ~ MINT, just perfect, not even a single spindle mark in sight/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ 2 Japan Only Inserts: Near Mint/ Flexi Disc: Near Mint/ Flexi Disc Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ 1st Issue OBI: Near Mint). Best copy imaginable. No spindle marks. Perfect copy and super clean. Very rare Japan 1st issue with first issue obi. Record pressed in UK for Japan export. Comes with Japan only Flexi in amazing condition. Pressed in 1968 and released in Japan as a direct import complete with obi and Flexi disc attached in February of 1969. Top condition – never seen such a virginal condition one like this before so…. Price: Offers!!!

1434. ROLLING STONES: “Sticky Fingers” (Warner Pioneer Japan – P-8091S) (Record: Excellent/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Rock Age Flower Obi: Near Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Picture Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ Lyric Sheet: Mint). Without a question, this one is one the rarest Japan released Stones LP around, complete with the hideously rare “ROCK AGE” flower obi in top condition. Hideously much in demand recently, which had as result that copies are hard to come by here in Japan. What makes this copy so special is the presence of the 1st limited edition original version of the Rock age flower obi!! Only 2nd time ever time I have a copy with this obi. Price: 500 Euro
1435. ROLLING STONES: “Through The Past, Darkly” (London ~ King Records Japan – SLC-288) (Record: Near Mint/ Hexagonal Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Excellent, some stains). Original 1969 Japanese 1st issue, complete with obi and in top condition. Price: 250 Euro
1436. ROLLING STONES: “Exile On Main St” (Warner Pioneer Japan – P-5051~2S) (2 LP Set: Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint/ 2 sets of Postcards: Mint/ 4-Paged Insert: Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeves: Mint). All is here, the complete 1st issue package that came with the Japanese press of this LP being the "Original OBI", "gatefold jacket", " two imprinted Inner-Bags", "Insert" & "2 Set of Perforated Postcards" (Complete Set). This is the scarce Japanese original pressing as released in 1972 of their double album, comin' with complete appendices (including rare original obi). It's hard to find this item in complete shape (especially original obi). Top copy. Price: 150 Euro
1437. RON PATES DEBONAIRS: “Raudelunas Pataphysical Revue” (Say Day Bew – NR6155) (Record: Excellent/ Flimsy Gatefold Jacket: Excellent/ Insert: Excellent) Rare mid-70s US oddball and weirdness similar to LAFMS. Private press. “A document of a single evening in the university town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 1975, at the Second Raudelunas Exposition. Dominating proceedings is Fred Lane, towering alter ego of flautist and whirly gig sculptor Tim Reed, who compares with a series of hilarious lateral jokes and weird monologues. His cover versions of "Volare" and "My Kind Of Town" backed by Ron 'Pate's Debonairs - a hot, swinging, meandering big band - set new standards as melody gives way to controlled, impassioned and deeply humorous improvisation. This monumental work also features Anne LeBaron's superb "Concerto For Active Frogs"; Mitchell Cashion's charming setting of Julius Caesar's "The Chief Divisions Of The Peoples Of Gaul"; Industrial noise from The Captains Of Industry; and wild Improv combo The Blue Denim Deals Without The Arms. No other record has ever come as close to realizing Alfred Jarry's desire "to make the soul monstrous" - or even had the vision or invention to try. It's all over the place. The sleeve notes describe it as "the best thing ever" - time has not damaged this audacious claim. Steve (Stapleton) was fascinated by this, especially where at one moment it sounds like the musicians are sawing the stage to bits!” (Ed Baxter – The Wire Issue 175 for “100 Records that Set the World on Fire”). Original privately released 1977-weirdo/ outsider piece of head-slapping primitive DIY madness. If you dig the likes of LAFMS and cohorts, then this slide will mess you up for good. So awesome! Price: 100 Euro
1438. ROSENBOOM, DAVID: “Brainwave Music” (A.R.C. Records – ST1002) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint) Canada press, original 1975. David Rosenboom has been experimenting with using EEG output to create or enhance performance art and music. In the 1970’s, Rosenboom began using biofeedback devices such as EEG to allow performers to create sounds and music using their own brainwaves. In his 1973 installation, Vancouver Piece, a pair of participants would see their faces superimposed on each other’s bodies whenever their brainwaves were in phase with one another. In a later piece, “Brainwave Music”, an EEG device monitors a performer’s brainwave activity, creating a dynamical musical composition. The end effect is s stunning piece of electronic/ minimal music you will ever hear. Extremely hard to come by these days, highest recommendation. Price: 200 Euro
1439. ROSINA DE PEIRA e MARTINA: “Trobadors” (Revolum – REV-047) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeve: Excellent). Jaw-dropping Occitanian female acid folk jaw-breaker. Original way below the radar private French 1983 pressing. Rosina de Peira was one of the first female vocalists to tackle the rich and fertile ground of Occitanian folk music. Since she made her debut in the early 1970s, she has battled for the preservation and cultural recognition of her home grounds and in response to this ongoing cultural struggle she founded her own label called Revolum. Accompanied by her daughter Martina, Rosina propels her vocals through a wide diversity of Occitanian moods and struggles. In 1973, she made an appearance at one of the first Occitan gatherings at Montségur d'Ariège and in 1974 she even dug deeper in the microcosms of Occitan song forms, resulting in the establishment of Revolum. By doing so she was able to put out her first ever album Rosina e Martina de Peira. Martina backs up her mother on vocals and guitar. Together mother and daughter – crafting out songs solely sung in the Occitan language – explore a vast repertory of exclusively songs that originated out of the regions of the South of France. Rosina et Martina sing polyphonies or sing in echo to each other, revoking images of troubadour styles 13 century epic song cycles. The instrumentation only bring out the fragile beauty even more of their limpid singing and enforces even more the rare beauty that beholds their songs. Fantastic female vocal styled acid folk. If such a terminology does exist I can only use it for Rosina and other troubadour styles song forms. All the rest just pales in comparison. Price: 75 Euro
1440. ROSINA DE PEIRA E MARTINA: “Ie” (Revolum – REV-039) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Rare Occitanian female vocal folk out of 1981. Acid Mothers temple got their “La Novia” record and song out of this album which contains the original version. Totally overlooked gem but spell bindingly great. Definitely a keeper and a disc that I revisit ever so often….mesmerizing female vocals against music that has its inspiration and roots going back to 13th century. Troubadour music out of the 13th and 14th century can be regarded as the acid folk of that day. Probably the most cheerful and picturesque figures of the age of chivalry were these troubadours who operated mainly in southern France and northern Italy. There have been minstrels and strolling poets before and since them, from the time of Homer to something very like the present, but the troubadours are in many ways distinct. They were among the first indications of a return to culture and they bloomed like flowers in the midst of the darkness and ignorance of the Middle Ages, appearing first among the vine-clad hills and vales of lovely Provence in southern France . A hint of their charm lies in the very music of their name, which comes from the Provencal verb trobaire, to find or to invent, and refers to the finding of rhyme. They sang in the Provencal tongue, an ephemeral one founded on the decadent Latin, out of which grew the Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese languages, not to mention the influence it exerted in the formation of English, Chaucer using the minstrel-songs as his first models. And it is exactly this rich source of musical heritage that Rosina drains her inspiration off, making her a rare breed of musician. Her discs are not that easy to come by since they were released on the locally active Revolum label. All are definitely worth checking out and this one especially might appeal to a modern day audience since you will recognize the AMT anthem “la Novia” in its original form. Fantastic music. Price: 50 Euro
1441. ROSINA DE PEIRA E MARTINA: “S/T” (Revolum – yPartx 77.842) (Record: Excellent/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: VG++). Another tour de force by Rosina who is here flanked by her daughter, bringing bewitching Occitanian folk songs. Swirling female vocals, primitive backing, breathing out a female folk vibe that is just out of this world. France certainly brought some bewitching folk records forth and this is no exception. Quite scare and completely below the radar. Original pressing. Price: 150 Euro
1442. ROXY MUSIC: “S/T” (Island Records/ King Records – ICL-43) (Record: Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ Obi: Mint/ 4 Paged Insert: Mint). Rare Japanese 1st original pressing, complete with 1st issue obi. “Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music’s eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination – Brian Eno’s synthesized "treatments" exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns. Similarly, Bryan Ferry finds that his vampiric croon is at its most effective when it twists conventional melodies, Phil Manzanera’s guitar is terse and unpredictable, while Andy Mackay’s saxophone subverts rock & roll clichés by alternating R&B honking with atonal flourishes. But what makes Roxy Music such a confident, astonishing debut is how these primitive avant-garde tendencies are married to full-fledged songs, whether it's the free-form, structure-bending "Remake/Remodel" or the sleek glam of "Virginia Plain," the debut single added to later editions of the album. That was the trick that elevated Roxy Music from an art school project to the most adventurous rock band of the early '70s.” (All Music Guide) One of the greatest records of all time possibly, Roxy truly ruled! Spotless 1st original Japanese press with 1st issue obi, in archival condition. They don’t come any better than this one here. Killer with no filler!!!! Price: 300 Euro
1443. ROXY MUSIC: “Country Life” (Island Records – ILS-80070) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Original Japanese 1st press issue in top condition of subliminal Roxy slide. Continuing with the stylistic developments of Stranded, Country Life finds Roxy Music at the peak of their powers, alternating between majestic, unsettling art rock and glamorous, elegant pop/rock. At their best, Roxy combine these two extremes, like on the exhilarating opener "The Thrill of It All," but Country Life benefits considerably from the ebb and flow of the group's two extremes, since it showcases their deft instrumental execution and their textured, enthralling songwriting. And, in many ways, Country Life offers the greatest and most consistent set of Roxy Music songs, illustrating their startling depth. From the sleek rock of "All I Want Is You" and "Prairie Rose" to the elegant, string-laced pop of "A Really Good Time," Country Life is filled with thrilling songs, and Roxy Music rarely sounded as invigorating as they do here.” (AMG). Price: 175 Euro
1444. ROXY MUSIC: “Stranded” (Island Records/ King Japan – ICL-60) (Record: Near Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Mint/ First Issue Obi: Mint/ 4 Page Insert: Mint). Rare 1st original Japanese press issue complete with rare 1st issue OBI. Fuck me…. this is a record that should be banned because upon spinning it I always go ballistic to much consternation of my wife and offspring. Why? Because it fucks me up big time…. and so it should you. If not, well then there is something wrong with the DNA programming of your body. If a record like this does not affect you in a devastating way, you better do not buy records from me, close this page down and venture into some safer territory because sounds like this…mess up your mental psyche - for good. I like messing up of my mindset; in fact I need it, if preferred on a daily basis ‘cause it cures my ills. Listen carefully to “Song For Europe” or “Mother Of Pearl” and if it does not affect you in a devastating way…well then I rest my case. Rare 1st original Japanese pressing from 1974…virginal condition. Everyone needs some Roxy in their lives, at least their first 3 albums. Price: 150 Euro
1445. RUSSELL, RAY: “Live at I.C.A” (RCA – RCA-6086) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Original 1973 Japanese pressing on high quality vinyl. White label promotional copy – complete with NEVER SEEN OBI! “Following the release of Rites and Rituals in 1971, Ray Russell's sextet was offered the chance to be recorded live during a concert at the ICA. That show, on June 11, 1971, was issued as an album. As intense as the Dragon Hill and Rites and Rituals LPs are, they do little to prepare the listener for the experience of the intense telepathic communication these musicians were capable of in front of a live audience. The colors are so much deeper, so much brighter, and the spaces so much more open in concert, that it's easy to hear where the sextet preferred to spend its time. Tracks one through four are all at the ICA and contain virtually the same personnel from Rites and Rituals minus Nick Evans. The standout is the four-part blowing session suite "Stained Angel Morning," where Russell reveals how deeply into the free jazz and heavy metal camps he really was. His stabbing, singing notes and psychotic runs up the fretboard have nothing to do with scalular architecture, but rather with viscera and tonal exploration. Harry Beckett and Tony Roberts were both moving away from the traditional scenes they'd grown up in, and further into areas inhabited by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the Sun Ra Arkestra. They were hearing Lester Bowie, Marshall Allen, Anthony Braxton, and Roscoe Mitchell, and moving into free jazz with open eyes. The awesome tonal and harmonic assaults and transformations that occur among the musicians in "Stained Angel Morning" cannot be overstated. There is music on this suite that had never been made before and hasn't been heard since. The tonal explorations that this sextet undertook were wild, unruly, and literally savage. The musicians' ability to generate harmonics from inside the frame of a given improvisation and manage simultaneous consonance and dissonance was remarkable. And they rocked like champions while doing it. Each track is more outrageous and more profoundly disturbing than what came before. All of the current noise freaks -- Keiji Haino, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, Rudolph Grey, Masaki Batoh, Alan Licht, and even Jim O'Rourke -- owe a great debt to Russell and this band; they showed beyond all doubt that a perfect "fusion" of free jazz and hard rock was the most natural thing in the world.” (Thom Jurek, All Music Guide) Price: 250 Euro
1446. RUSSELL, RAY QUARTET: “Dragon Hill” (CBS – M-52663) (Record: Excellent; has a few faint scuffs/ Jacket: Excellent). Original UK mono pressing of this torcher. Ray Russel is not an unknown borderline gunslinger to most readers of these mumbo jumbo pages. Apart from appearing on some earth shattering recordings by Bill Fay, he also carved out a ear-shattering recording career as a free jazz sonic terrorist. “Dragon Hill” was released by CBS in 1969 and sees Russell teaming up with Roy Fry (piano), Ron Mathewson (bass), Alan Rushton (drums), Harry Beckett (trumpet & Fluegel Horn), Bud Parkes (trumpet), Lyn Dobson (Tenor Sax) and Donald Beichtol (Trombone). One of cornerstones of British free jazz extravaganza with Russell at helm, ripping through chords and bending the strings in mercurial ways while bolstering out tidal accumulations of high energy. The other members provide a spontaneous rhythmic framework that gets exploited in return by Russell who deals in approaching direct free rock as well as in acidic free jazzing moves. In short relentless jackhammer stuff of extended blowout jams that have enough lyrical economy and unrepentant force to take you through corrosive blasts of sound and alchemical magic to keep you puzzled for weeks in a row. Stuff of legends. Highest possible recommendation and dead cheap. Price: 150 Euro
1447. RUSSELL, RAY: “Rites & Rituals” (CBS – S-64271) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original UK pressing out of 1971, promotional copy! “Two years after the release of Dragon Hill, Ray Rusell had completely rethought his approach to jazz and free improvisation. The only remaining member of his quartet was drummer Alan Rushton, and added were the horn section of Harry Beckett, Nick Evans, and Tony Roberts from the four-piece choir that were featured sporadically on that album. Rites and Rituals focuses solely on exploration and power. The only player holding the floor in this new band was bassist Daryl Runswick. Russell was into playing the hell out of his guitar, employing effects combining scales in angular, edgy ways and trying to undo the notion of time. Rushton never played slower than double-time on anything, and often threw all notions of tempo and meter into the dustbin to make room for a "pure rhythm," one that danced alongside a soloist rather that provided his pulse. Inside the line was the deep funk groove that the horns created and Russell painted with fat, stabbing chords. Evans used his trombone like Maceo Parker played a saxophone. As the groove reached a fever pitch, as it did on "Sarana," the tune broke apart and evolved into a series of spacious yet frantic solos complete with studio distortion. On the title track, Roberts' whispering flutes and shifting timbres from Russell's heavily reverbed guitar create a spacious tension that is tread upon, lightly at first, by Rushton and Runswick, and answered harmonically by Beckett and Evans. They build chord structure and harmonic sequence in order to open a tonal space for improvisation by everyone simultaneously. Once it's open, it is explored tenuously at first, and then with the anger that only that era could produce. Each tune here -- there are four -- is a journey into that anger and into the question of how improvisation could engage jazz but be free of its historical entanglements, and was there a way to extend the boundaries of rock music, whose visceral power was enviable but presented a limited palette of expression. Rites and Rituals is an awesome exercise in the joy of freedom and a wonderful example of the changing face of electric jazz as it more fully embraced rock and funk's vocabularies.” (Thom Jurek, All Music Guide). A classic, riding high on my personal all incinerating free jazz list. Top original UK copy. Price: 250 Euro
1448. RUSSELL, RAY: “Secret Asylum” (Black Lion – 2460-207) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Top copy! Original 1973 UK Black Lion pressing! This is one of the UK’s best ever roaring hardcore free jazz gems with top guitarist Ray Russell at helm as a leader. Russell has been blessed with an idiosyncratic guitar sound marked by emotional depth (just check his incendiary play on Bill Fay’s “Time of the Last Persecution”) and unbridled free-roaming wildness. Often compared to Takayanagi Masayuki and the late Sonny Sharrock, Russell himself claims to be influenced by Hendrix’ legacy. That and the unbridled testosterone impregnated moves that make up most of rock’s appeal, jazz’ fluxility and improvisation’s momentaneousness and promptitude became key elements that crossbred and mutated into a new strand of playing that in turn birthed out his signature sound. He became a much in demand session player but in stark contrast with the recordings on which he appears as a “hired gun” Russell’s shake off the shackles and chain that confine most artists to easy categorization and instead veered off into a stratosphere of sonic waves he could call his own where he explored the far edges of guitar extravaganza and “transplanted rock’s bold sound into the fluid and often spacious frameworks of jazz”. CBS released Russell’s 1st solo LP, Turn Circle, in 1968. Dragon Hill, his 2nd outing as a leader was credited to the Ray Russell Quartet and saw the light of day in 1969. By the time CBS released his 3rd LP, Rites & Rituals (1971), Russell had come fully into his own as one of free jazz/ fusion’s most original voices. But it wouldn’t be until “Secret Asylum” that he went totally overboard and entered previously uncharted hardcore jazz and avant-garde waters. Here he was by the crème of that day’s UK top players being drummer (and poet) Alan Rushton, bassist Daryl Runswick, trumpeter Harry Beckett and reedman Gary Windo. The latter opens “Spinetree” with an ear-shattering shriek, a burnished split-tone growl that splits open the earth and parted the heavens. Windo was beyond any doubt at the top of his game then, fully capable of unleashing a whole litany of squawks, blats and shouts, bristling and sparkling over with pure free expression. Rushton fits in nicely and his playing acts like a counterweight to all the heavy maelstrom action floating around. One of the highlights of the LP – actually the whole LP is one continuous highlight according to my ears – is “These That I Am,” which treats you to a totally over-the-top duel off Russell and Rushton who let’s his freak flag out and flying high and wide on this one. The two of them engage in some heavy trench warfare like action by firing off rounds of sickening midrange noise, heavy feed backing waves, tremolo dementia, piercing monstrous fretting and mercurial string action by Russell unleashing the demons of the apocalypse while colliding head first with erratic skin action and pillaging drum pounding. Heavy, hardcore free playing with an apocalyptic undertone. To these ears, “Secret Asylum” is an important album in terms of what a cross-fertilization of free form jazz and rock can encompass without losing its identity as a musical form. It is that it introduces and puts on display an artist of greater vision than there has been for many moons. It never sold many copies – hence the rarity status it enjoys these days – it never infiltrated the lives of many people but its existence means that that there is some record of the most arrestingly bizarre set of perceptions of a disenfranchised musical genius. Once exposed and open to it you may find an album of extrovert, ferocious ingenuity that is somewhat unnerving. Just plain massive!!!! One of the best records ever!!! Price: 200 Euro