THE ECLECTIC SECTION SELECTION Psych - Prog - Folk - Private Pressings & Beyond
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NEW! DOUGLAS ADAMS - Light Rain (Magi) USA 19??
Great solo LP from ex-Kindred Souls songwriter (and prior to that Doug was in Wailing Wall, one of Rockadelic's best archival releases), full
of New Mexcio hippie mystique. Beautiful new versions of two of the best songs from the KS LP, "Babylon" & "La Vienta". This is the 2nd pressing which Doug put out on his own label, a few years (late 70s pr early 80s) after the Bio-Centenial release; booklets never came with this version (& seemingly not with all Bio-Centenial copies either) & back cover is different (I'd say better). Recommended!
Cover: EX; in shrink; faint cornerbend/bump, otherwise pretty much perfect.
NEW! ALICE COOPER - Love It To Death (Warner) USA 1971
Censored fc with "Including their hit 'Eighteen'" box added ofc; green Warner lbl with Straight logo.
Record: strong G; very light surflines only.
Cover: G; fo; some seam/spine/corner/edgewear; heavy ring/shelfwear ofc, very little obc; tiny bit of residue of 'something' ofc
at opening; tiny beginning of a split bottom seam at opening; light age-yellowing/soiling obc.
NEW! ALICE COOPER - Killer (Warner) USA 1971
Record: strong VG; some light surflines & scuffing only.
Cover: not taking into account that the calendar is long gone, solid G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; light bend/tweak ofc at spine; light corner bend & a few minor creases; wear ofc at opening.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - same (Acme) UK 200?
Re from master tapes of odd whimsical, theatrical pre-Ithaca/Agincourt 1969 mega-rare LP. Best bits are truly weird/psychedelic, but overall
I find this hard to get a grip on.
Record: EX; a minimal surfmark or two, but should be unplayed; minimal warp nap.
Cover: EX; in shrink; basically like new except for a really light disc indentation ofc.
NEW! ANTHOLOGY OF THE BRITISH BLUES Me And The Devil (Imperial) USA 1968
Tony McPhee, Jo-Ann Kelly, Simon & Steve, Dave Kelly, Andy Fernback.
Record: s1 VG, s2 strong G.
Cover: very strong VG; very light seam/cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; minimal cornerbumps; two pinholes in one corner.
Price: SEK 150 / $18
NEW! ARBETE & FRITID - Se Upp För Livet (MNW) Sweden 1976
Eclectic 2LP set & to me their best one, mainly for the devastating 16:40 "Födelsemusik", where TGS bros Abelli/Gartz take
their slow groove massiveness into something quite otherworldly. Rest ain't bad either!
Records: G; looks better & plays better too most of the time, but there's surfnoise s1t1 during the very quiet first part &
in a few other places as well; faint haziness beginnings of s1 & s3.
Cover: lower end of G; fo; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; minor cornerbumps/bend; some wear at opening f/b; stkr stains
f/b; some bending & creasing here & there. Booklet.
NEW! ERIK-GABRIEL WILLAND ASCHAN - Så Länge Ni Vägrar Lyssna (Erik Aschan) Sweden 1979
Moody, haunting late-night private press folk; full band with long tracks & soul-searching/self-absorbed lyrics about sex, drugs, alienation.
Acoustic & electric guitars, bass, drums, keys, percussion, flute etc. Aschan's a pretty out-there character with a life full
of peculiar happenings behind him - back-to-the-land tipi living, fires, intentional destroying of his art (by leaving entire runs
of his LPs to battle cold rain & snow out in the garden)... the short bio on his homepage needs a translation asap!
Record: s1 strong G, s2 strong VG, both with light minor marks/lines only; micro warp nap.
Cover: nice G; top seam is split for 2" at middle, small shop stkr/residue ofc, minor cornerbend - otherwise really light overall
NEW! BABE RUTH - Amar Caballero (Harvest) UK 1974
2nd from UK prog bunch; pretty weird LP.
Record: G; light lines/marks only.
Cover: G; fo; some seam/spine/corner/edgewear; ring/shelfwear; very light stkr residue obc; a few minor ballpoint strokes obc;
a few really light scrape/scratch marks ofc.
NEW! BABE RUTH - same (Harvest) UK 1975
Their 3rd, incorporating more hardrock moves.
Cover: VG; some seam/spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; minimal tofc; very light bends on two corners, some very minor
creasing elsewhere as well; very light wear f/b at opening. Original inner.
Price: SOLD (I have another copy though, ask if interested!)
THE BAND - Stage Fright (Capitol) USA 1970
Record: very strong F; light lines/marks only; mostly detectable through some minor crackle betwwen tracks.
Cover: G; seam/spine/cornerwear; tiny ss; top 2" of spine's worn/frayed; light ring/shelfwear; small tobc; minor wobc; very light soiling.
No outer thingie.
Price: SEK 40 / $5
THE BAND - Moondog Matinee (Capitol) USA 1973
No outer cover, just regular one.
Record: VG; some very light surflines + a few tiny pressing bubbles - you'll hardly notice anything though.
Cover: VG+; two pin-holes near opening, otherwise very light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 60 / $7
NEW! BANGOR FLYING CIRCUS - same (Dunhill) USA 1969
Early prog with guys who had been in/went onto H.P. Lovecraft, Madura & more.
Cover: Sealed; has a small tear in shrink at one corner where there's a tiny bit of wear to corner/spine; micro wear to another corner
as well; drillhole.
Price: SEK 200 / $24
NEW! B.B. BLUNDER - Workers' Playtime (united Artists) UK 1971
Basically the third Blossom Toes LP & an unholy mess of late decade-turning mixed bag of sounds... think I saw a brief E.G. McMuffin
write-up in the PT forum not too long ago?
Cover: semi-weak VG; fo; seam/spine/corner/edgewear; light ring/shelfwear; minimal tobc; superlight soiling f/b.
Price: SEK 200 / $24
NEW! BEATLES - VI (Parlophone) UK 1966
Rare UK export copy. No "Sold in the UK subject to..." on label.
Cover: overall VG; front is very nice, back has some light soiling/faint stains; very light cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; really
light wear f/b at opening; a few really gentle, small creases ofc.
Price: SEK 2500 / $297
BELT & BRACES ROAD SHOW BAND - same (no label) UK 1975
Mildly folky UK prog private press; 7-piece band with arty/weird vibe/sound. Mixed vocals, flute & keys, cello, some prominent electric soloing. Pretty interesting LP.
Cover: VG+; has a very discreet 1" ss mid-top, otherwise this is like new. Insert.
Price: SEK 120 / $14
NEW! TOM BELT & THE GOD UNLIMITED SINGERS - The Agape Factory (G.I.A) USA 1971
Best of his as far as I remember - delicate sunshine pop with mixed vocals & a light, airy, dreamy production. Very nice LP, highly recommended
to anyone into the style.
Record: G; mostly just some superficial lines & scuffing; micro warp nap.
Cover: VG; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; a couple of barely visible stains ofc; light stain obc; superlight cornerbend.
NEW! BERITS HALSBAND - same (Forsaljud) Sweden 1975
Great progressive jazz rock on micro-label; long tracks that head into some really interesting places.
Cover: strong G; downgraded from a strong VG because of ugly sealing stkrs f/b, otherwise nothing but light overall wear.
Price: SEK 700 / $83
DAVE BERRY - This Special Sound Of (Decca) UK 1966
OK - if wimpy - mid-60s pop, but has some r'n'b moments too, including a rather cooking "I Love You Babe" with great lead guitar, likely from Jimmy Page who (along with John Paul Jones) guested on some Berry recordings. This has a partially different track list (and running order) than what's listed in the Discogs discography, also different sleeve notes (& design of them) obc... and it's two years earlier (i e not 1968) as well. Mono.
Record: nice F; lotsa lines, but light ones only - I spotchecked thoroughly & it plays nicely; micro warp nap.
Cover: strong G; light spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; sealing stkr f/b; faint stkr stain obc; light age-yellowing/soiling obc; light
wear at opening f/b; some light creases, mostly at spine; thin/light tobc.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
NEW! JOHN BISHOP - Plays His Guitar (Doesn't He) (Tangerine) USA 1971
Cheap & somewhat overlooked LP - side one's good easy-on-the-ears guitar/organ jazz rock, sort of; laidback groovy backbeat,
slightly loungey feel with good playing. Nice late night spin. Unfortunately side two dives too deeply into the sappy lounge
Record: G; lotsa lines/light scratches cause surfnoise, audible between tracks mostly; micro warp nap.
Cover: nice VG; very light spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; a couple of really tiny/light stains ofc; minimal wear ofc at opening;
a couple of light manufacturing wrinkles obc; drillhole.
Price: SEK 50 / $6
NEW! BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid (Verigo) Italy 1970
Scarce Italian swirl orig.
Record: beautiful EX.
Cover: VG+; some light shelfwear + minimal overall wear only.
Price: SEK 800 / $95
NEW! BLACK SABBATH - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (WWA) Norway 1973
Record: visually s1 VG+, s2 strong VG with just some minor surflines/scuffing & overall playing these grades & better, but
there's a slight hissing sound between tracks - barely audible in some cases, a bit more in other, but never too bad.
Cover: VG; fo; some seam/corner/edgewear; ring/shelfwear ofc, barely anything obc; some gentle creasing ofc; small tofc.
Price: SEK 200 / $24
BLACKWELL - same (Astro) USA 1970
Texas band doing pretty good psych & early prog as well as some softer/sappier tracks. The good stuff's full of swirling organ & fine lead guitar, peaking on the classic "Mr. Jupiter", all spacey sound effects & fuzz. I've always felt that the singer had an odd voice for its time - almost like he's predating glamrock or something. Promo copy.
Record: VG+; wlp.
Cover: VG; minor seam/spine/cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; two light cornerbends; minimal wear ofc at opening; really tiny sawcut.
Price: SEK 250 / $27
BLANDAT BAND (Tibet 46) Sweden 1974
Scarce V/A LP on tiny label, consisting of demos that various underground acts sent in to a radio show. Ragnar Borgedahl, Sanitetsgruppen, Jämmer & Elände, Sjön Suger a o. All exclusive material, if I remember correctly - folk, rock, prog, several great acts/tracks.
Record: M-; looks unplayed.
Cover: EX; really tiny cornerding, otherwise minimal overall wear only. Booklet + insert.
Price: SEK 100 / $12
BLOODSTONE - Unreal (London) USA 1973
Record: beautiful EX; looks unplayed.
Cover: VG+; tiny cornerbump + very liggt overall wear only; punch hole. Orig inner.
Price: SEK 60 / $7
NEW! BILL BLUE BAND - Streetpreacher (Feather) USA 1975
2nd from native American blues guy; his first was an excellent folkblues thing, but this goes for a full band blues rock sound. Cool cover art (pic on back leaves no doubt that these guys killed beercans with their shotguns inbetween recording sessions) & a scarce private press on Bill's own Feather label, out of Virginia. "Ain't It Funny" is excellent with great guitar/keys interplay atop a moodily swingin' groove.
Record: VG; looks a lot better, but there's some very light surfnoise in places + a tiny mark at the very end/beginning of s1t1/2 cause a tiny few brief ticks/pops.
Cover: lower end of G; seam/spine/cornerwear; some ring/shelfwear; small ss at opening top/bottom; budding/tiny split mid & top spine; some soiling f/b; minimal wear at opening f/b; two cornerbends.
Price: SEK 160 / $19
BUDDY BOHN - Places (Happy Tiger) USA 1969
Quiet folkie; both he & the neat sorta generic-looking cover must've been impossibly outdated by the late 60s... but a zone of his own is better than no zone at all. Also: "proud breasts of Bali".
Record: s1 VG, s2 G.
Cover: nice G; minimal spinewear; seam/cornerwear; really small splits top seam at opening & spine; 3" split mid-bottom seam; light ring/shelfwear.
Price: SEK 40 / $5
NEW! DAVE BRANDL - All I Want To Say (Bear Mountain) USA 1977
Fine private US one-man band folk/ssw, some additional help from buddies on percussion & recorder. Nice, slightly spaced vibe,
as if he recorded these songs late at night while in fully introspective mode. "While We're Here", "Stargazing", "Los coruna Bay"...
great label name! Very nice copy.
Record: VG+; tiny bit of scuffing & surflines only.
Cover: EX; in shrink; minimal overall wear only. Insert.
BROTHERHOOD - same (RCA Victor) USA 1968
Post-Raiders & same outfit who did the classic Friendsound LP around the same time as this one. Here it's a garagey late 60s
mixed pop bag with psych influences, like the sitar on 'Doin' The Right Thing" & UK pop-psych on "Jump Out The Window". Fine
guitars, flute etc. This is the orange label, not sure if it slipped out on black first?
Record: very strong VG; very light surflines only.
Cover: VG; some seam/spine/cornerwear; light rw; 1" split bottom seam at opening; a tiny cornerbend; one light crease ofc; bc is
a tiny bit funky-looking from printing procedure; micro wear ofc at opening; spine's ever so slightly faded; drillhole.
BROTHERHOOD - Brotherhood Brotherhood (RCA Victor) USA 1969
More of the same with a couple of moody psych highlights in "Glory Train" (complete with backwards bits) & version of "Love Sketch"
(also on the Friendsound LP); great heavy fuzz on cover of "California Dreamin'".
Record: S1 nice VG with light surflines/scuffing only, s2 G with a few light marks, but you won't notice much except for a bit of background
Cover: G; would've been a solid VG if it weren't for a 3" split mid-bottom seam; very light cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; cc.
NEW! EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND - same (Harvest) Germany 1971
Cover: very strong G; fo; some spinewear; very light seam/corner/edgewear; light ring/shelfwear; very small tofc; tiny cornerbend ofc;
top left corner has been wet at some point & is now very slightly wavy, a few really light lamination creases.
Price: SEK 200 / $24
NEW! EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND - In Side Out (Harvest) UK 1972
Record: downgraded to a really strong VG due to some very light surfnoise between tracks, but the bulk of this plays near-perfect all-through.
Cover: VG+; fo; light overall wear + shop stbc. Insert.
Price: SEK 500 / $60
NEW! BROWNSVILLE STATION - same (Private Stock) Sweden 1977
Record: strong VG+.
Cover: strong F; seam/spine/cornerwear; rw; stoc; minor creasing at spine; very light cornerbends/bumps; light wear at
Price: SEK 60 / $7
ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS - Winds Of Change (MGM) Germany 1967
Orig German single-sleeve copy of wonderfully over-the-top psych - there's some seriously out-there things going on here & on the equally awesome "The Twain Shall Meet". Way cooler than any studio hack exploito LPs!
Record: VG; minimal scratch s1t2 pops three times.
Cover: lower end of VG; some seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear, mostly ofc; one slight cornerbend; a few minimal creases; very light wear ofc at opening; really small & near-invisble wobc.
ERIC BURDON - Declares War (MGM) USA 1970
Record: EX; a wee bit of scuffing, but it basically looks unplayed.
Cover: EX; in shrink; minimal overall wear only.
ERIC BURDON & WAR - The Black-Man's Burdon (MGM) USA 1970
Records: both EX; a wee bit of scuffing, but basically they both look unplayed.
Cover: very strong VG; do; some rather minor cornerbends/bumps; some light seam/spinewear; minimal ringwear;
light shelfwear; one really light/thin 'scratch' (more like a line) ofc. Dollar's still here & in mint condition too.
SOLOMON BURKE - We're Almost Home (MGM) USA 1972
Cover: Sealed; two very gently bent corners.
Price: SEK 60 / $7
THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND - In My Own Dream (Elektra) USA 1968
Record: G; light scratch pops briefly beginning of s1t4, then ticks very lightly for about half the track; minimal warp nap.
Cover: F; fo; some seam/corner/edgewear; quite a bit of spinewear; light ring/shelfwear f/b, more inside gatefold; faint wofc; very light
soiling/age-yellowing; some bends & creases.
Price: SEK 60 / $7
NEW! BÄTTRE LYSS - Till Den Sträng Som Brast... (Musiklaget) Sweden 1975
Obscure Swedish prog with prominent guitars & rather heavy at times. Has been compared to Life, whose Anders Nordh is a
member here as well.
Record: looks a nice VG, plays a tad less with slight background surfnoise here & there; flames s1t1 do nothing.
Cover: solid G; some seam/spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; wofc; small stofc; stkr stain ofc; a couple of very light
cornerbends; some light bending & creasing.