THE ECLECTIC SECTION SELECTION Psych - Prog - Folk - Private Pressings & Beyond
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NEW! ANDREAS AARFLOT - Det Rivna Pianot (Manifest) Sweden 1978
North-Swedish jazzrock/fusion/prog; femme lead vocals, but mostly instrumental.
Record: VG+; very light paper scuffing only; light warp nap.
Cover: semi-weak G (which is about average for this sensitive cover); seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; sealing stkr f/b; minimal wear at opening f/b; some bends/creases, mostly at spine; small odd white 'dot' f/b, which may look like a tear but is not... original inner.
NEW! THE ALBION BAND - The Prospect Before Us (Harvest) UK 1977
Record: strong VG; light surflines & scuffing only.
Cover: VG; 1" split bottom seam at opening - apart from this very light overall wear only. Original inner.
Price: SEK 60 / $6
NEW! ALL GOOD CLEAN FUN (United Artists) UK 1971
Classic 2LP v/A set with Help Yourself, Hawkwind, Cochise, Man, Groundhogs etc, alongside Sweet Pain, Canned Heat, Sugarloaf, Amon Düül II & many more.
Records: disc 1 F with minor scratches & surfmarks, while disc 2's G (looks a grade higher, but plays G to VG). Both have very light warps nap.
Cover: kinda weak G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; envelope tab's gone; lbl stofc; 1" splits at corners where gimmick cover folds; some super-light soiling. Has original inners, but no booklet.
Price: SEK 40 / $4
NEW! MOSE ALLISON - Transfiguration of Hiram Brown (Columbia Special Products) USA 1973
Re of 1960 LP.
Record: G; downgraded because of heavy paper scuffing, but otherwise fine - this hasn't been played much. CBS stol both sides; micro warp nap.
Cover: G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; bottom seam has a minimal split at opening + 1" at spine; CBS stofc; small &pretty much invisible stain from removed price tag ofc.
Price: SEK 80 / $9
NEW! AMBOY DUKES - Migration (London) UK 1969
UK orig of their 3rd.
Record: F; looks worse, but plays surprisingly well - background surfnoise, scattered ticks/pops etc, but to quite some extent this is drowned out by the music.
Cover: F; light seam/spine/cornerwear + an ugly 3" split mid-spine; minor ring/shelfwear; stkr residue ofc; some wear f/b at opening; light stains/age-yellowing/soiling obc; slight loosening of lamination ofc at spine; minimal tobc; light bends & creases. No London blue or red inner.
Price: SEK 150 / $16
NEW! AORTA - same (Happy Tiger) USA 1970
Scarce promo of their 2nd/last, sounding like a completely different band here, with a far more rustic rock sound.
Record: VG+; tiny marks s2t1,2 don't do anything.
Cover: G; seam/spine/cornerwear; rw; seams split 1" or less at opening + bottom seam has a tiny budding split at middle; some wear f/b at opening + tiny tears ofc; minor cornerbends; very light wrinkles back slick at opening, where it's just a tiny bit unglued; a few very light creases at spine.
NEW! COSTE APETREA - Nyspolat (MNW) Sweden 1977
Unusually nice copy of solo platter from Samla guitarist, here in a more fusion-prog style, with plenty of latin/bossa influences as well. Backing from members of Kebnekajse, Made In Sweden, Folk & Rackare, Kornet a o. Great cover art.
Record: VG+; very light surflines & faint paper scuffing only.
Cover: strong VG+; very small tobc - if not for this it'd been EX with very light overall wear only.
NEW! A PSYCHEDELIC TRIP TO UNDERGROUND (Mercury) Germany 1969
Classic psych comp in multi-fo cover. Blue Cheer, Pearls Before Swine, Tea Company, Fugs, Mesmerizing Eye, H.P. Lovecraft, Eyes of Blue, Linn County a o.
Record: VG except for mark beginning of s2 which causes pops between t1/2 & (barely audible) during the first few secs of t2.
Cover: G; multi-fo; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear obc; some lamination peeling at spines; mark on lamination obc from removed stkr; very minor stkr residue ofc; sealing stkr inside gatefold at opening; some gentle bends & creases; minor odd residue of something inside gatefold; minimal tobc; very light soiling obc; panel with all the covers have light wrinkles (from having been wet?).
THE BAND - same (Capitol) USA 1969
US orig of their coveted 2nd; personally, it's still somewhat of a struggle getting into this.
Record: F; lots of light marks/lines/scratches, esp s1, but nothing too bad & it plays rather enjoyably.
Cover: rather nice F & about average for this easily-aged cover; fo; seam/spine/corner/edgewear; some ring/shelfwear; 3" split top seam at opening; small stain ofc; minor stain inside gatefold; some wear f/b at opening.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
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.
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - Baby James Harvest (Harvest) UK 1972
A whole lotta Harvestin' here & it ain't even fall yet (at least it wasn't when I originally wrote this - time flies, baby).
Record: F; lots of light lines & marks, but nothing deep or serious.
Cover: VG; very light spine/cornerwear; some ring/shelfwear; light lamination crease bottom front + some light general creasing as well; one light cornerbend; a tiny bit of lamination loosening obc at spine; really light wear f/b at opening. Original inner.
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.
BEAT CLUB '68 (Polydor) Germany 1968
Comp with Who, Move, Cream, Blossom Toes, Hendrix & more.
Record: looks F, but plays better most of the time.
Cover: F; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; 1" split mid-spine; light soiling/stains f/b; wear f/b at opening; bends/creases.
Price: SEK 50 / $6
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.
NEW! THE BEATLES - Hey Jude (Apple) UK 1970
The version with "Paper back Writer" & "Revolutions".
Record: looks F with lots of light lines/marks/scuffs, but it plays rather well - loud & clear with very little disturbance during music, but there's sufnoise between tracks & a tiny bit of background noise during "Don't Let Me Down".
Cover: strong F; some seam/spine/cornerwear; minor ring/shelfwear; tiny split top seam at middle; bottom seam split 2.5"at middle; small tofc at opening; light wear f/b at opening; very light soiling; bends & creases.
Price: SEK 400 / $43
NEW! CHUCK BERRY - Live at Fillmore Auditorium (Fontana) Holland 1968
Cookin' blues rock in a sorta laidback ballroom style - how fitting for the time (1967; Dutch issue came out a year later than the US one) & place! Backing by Steve Miller Band & production by "Voco" Kesh.
Record: G; quite a lot of surf lines & occasional light scratches cause some background noise here & there, nothing too bad though.
Cover: G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; micro beginning of split bottom seam at opening; light wear f/b at opening; seams & spine are very slightly tweaked.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
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.
NEW! BEVERLY PUREHEART - same (Adelphi) USA 1970
Super-obscure 7" five track EP with a total playing time of 18 minutes - all they ever did & what a record it is! This is just about the very definition of a local hippie freak band spending most of the time in their rehearsal space/crashpad, amidst incense & pot smoke, a pile of Dead/Mothers/Fugs/HMRounders records by the turntable & a stash of blotters for the weekend hidden behind the lava lamp! Very much a head comix feel to much of what goes one here (including the cover) & I'm confident the band looked just like the Furry Freak Bros. Musically it goes from a sort of goodtimey retro opening track through basement psychy not-quite-rock with clumsy percussion & twin leads over to rural folky weirdness, before it eventually ends up with the totally unhinged "The Complainer's Pathetic Plea", which adds almost avant-rock moves to an already utterly confusing musical stew. I put "What Should I Call You?" on the Arkivet Podcast mix I did a year back, so check that one out if you want a sample, I think it's track three or thereabouts:
I got my own copy a couple of years ago, when the Napa Master emailed after having spotted it on the net - he'd never seen it before (nor had I), but he had a hunch it'd be something I'd dig. Six months later he'd come upon another one being offered & that's the copy I have here. Nobody I've asked has seen/heard of it, so I can only presume it's a really tiny pressing, despite being on Adelphi. Cover fittingly enough says "Proceeds to 'Bust Fund'"! Last-minute additional info: I see there's now a YouTube clip up of "The Complainer's..." - check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELtIrTyj0kI
Record: visually a very nice VG with faint surflines only, but it plays with some background surfnoise & occasional ticks. My own copy looks & plays the same, so I'm guessing it's a pressing issue.
Cover: VG; sturdy hard-cover has some light overall wear, a near-invisible number wofc in top right corner & since back slick is pasted slightly off-center there's some light fraying at bottom. Promo stamp ofc.
NEW! ELVIN BISHOP GROUP - same (CBS/Fillmore) Holland 1969
Record: nice VG; some light surflines only.
Cover: VG+; light spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; minimal loosening of lamination next to spine; a few light/small
creases along sides + one longer lamination crease obc - nothing very notable.
Price: SEK 100 / $11
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 pool.
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 40 / $4
BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid (Verigo) Italy 1970
Scarce Italian swirl orig.
Record: beautiful EX.
Cover: VG+; some light shelfwear + minimal overall wear only.
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.
BLAGO BUNG - Kärleken & Döden (Heartwork) Sweden 1981
Arty, offbeat experimental & electronically charged 12"; "Auto/Suggestion" is excellent & adds an unexpected garagey vibe via a 60s sounding organ. Good & scarce.
Record: very strong VG with just a tiny few surflines & some very light paper scuffing.
Cover: semi-weak G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; light cornerbends + general minor creasing; sealing stkr/residue/small toc from removal f/b at opening; very light wear f/b at opening.
Price: SEK 200 / $22
BLOND - same (Fontana) USA 1969
US issue of sole LP by this post-Tages outfit; very UK-sounding pop/freakbeat/psych.
Record: very nice VG; some light lines/marks do very little.
Cover: semi-weak G; fo; some ring/shelfwear; small wofc; stofc; light cornerbend; a few very light creases; some light soiling; light stain inside gatefold & even lighter obc; two drillholes.
Price: SEK 100 / $11
NEW! BREW - A Very Strange Brew (ABC) USA 1969
Garagey psychy rock with tasty guitar/organ mix, some r'n'b moves too.
Record: strong G; micro warp nap.
Cover: nice VG; some seam/spine/cornerwear; minimal ring/shelfwear; light cornerbends/bumps; tiny toc; very light wear at opening f/b; very light stains/soiling obc; small & hard-to-see indentation marks obc; drillhole.
ODELL BROWN - same (Paula) USA 1974
Mostly instrumental laidback funky grooves with flute, sax, keys, congas etc; long tracks.
Record: very nice VG+ with just a tiny few near-invisible surflines. Paula pressings tend to be subpar though.
Cover: VG; seam/spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; less than 1" light fraying top seam at spine; very light cornerbends/bumps; minimal wear ofc at opening; drillhole.
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 opening f/b.
Price: SEK 40 / $4
HASSE BRUNIUSSON - Mannaminne (Alternativ) Sweden 1983
Solo release from ex-member of Samla Mammas Manna, helped out here by Roine Stolt (Kaipa, Flower Kings) & Thomas Arnesen (Panta Rei).
Record: nice & shiny G; light surflines/marks only.
Cover: VG; minor seam/spine/cornerwear; really light ring/shelfwear; minimal split top seam at opening; light bending/creasing along seams & spine; tiny stkr stain/residue ofc; minimal toc; very light wear f/b at opening.
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 40 / $4