- 01. REVOLVER: Imaginations
02. THE DAMNED: Theta
03. SHAKANE: I'm coming home
04. UZI & THE STYLES: Morning train
05. BOOTS: You better run
06. INFORMATION: Oh strange man
07. SHAKANE: You go your way
08. TAICONDEROGA: Whitchi Tai To
09. TAICONDEROGA: Speakin' my mind
11. Dance of the dead
12. DEREK PAUL: Drugtaker
13. RUBBER BAND: Moonwalker
14. JELLY: Chicago calling
15. FUNKY BOTTOM CONGREGATION: Things about yourself THE DAMNED: Morning bird
[engl] Famous in collector circles for being the home of rare progressive/psych albums such as Salamander, Julian's Treatment or Moonkyte, Miki Dallon's group of labels also released many obscure 45s during the late 60s / early 70s. Here's a selection of the most psychedelic sounding ones plus some overlooked LP- only tracks. From Mod- Psych to Hard- Rock, from Psychedelic Pop to early Glam, including the devastating hard- psych sounds of Taiconderoga (featuring a young, pre- Damned Brian James!), Small Faces mod influenced sounds by Revolver, Moog psych / proto- glam by The Damned and much more.Remastered sound, insert with informative liner notes and pictures / memorabilia from the Miki Dallon archives.
- 01. Election for Mayor / Ride my train of love
02. I?ll be on the inside, if I can
03. I?d rather see you dead
04. Find me a moment
05. Getting too much higher
07. Gypsy fast woman
08. I?ll find love
09. Theres a light over the city
10. My world of wax
[engl] San Diegos only psychedelic cops is how this brilliant California band presented theirselves in their promo posters. Psychedelic they certainly were, though they might better be described as a British influenced garage- psychedelic band perhaps. They recorded a demo LP back in 1968, in plain white cover, which is a top rarity only living in a few of the warmest collectors? houses. Unavailable for some time now on vinyl, heres a welcome new reissue of this powerful organ- guitar garage rock beauty. Comes in a silk- screened fabric bag, insert and 180g vinyl. New linernotes courtesy of Clark Faville.
- [engl] Originally released as a demo pressing in 1973, ''Paloma Mensajera'' by Peruvian band Grupo Amigos is without doubt one of the rarest albums from the South American psych scene. Only a handful of copies were pressed for the band members and needless to say, an original copy is impossible to find now. The band was formed by some long- time friends of Saúl and Manuel Cornejo, both from legendary Peruvian bands Laghonia and We All Together. Manuel Cornejo played drums on the album recordings and Saúl was the session engineer. Influenced by groups like Beatles, Byrds, Stones, Badfinger, Shakers and of course Laghonia and We All Together, the music ranges from terrific guitar psych- rock like ''Dirty Girl'' (which sounds like an outtake from Laghonia's first album) to British sounding pop- psych (''Mr. Taylor's Train'', ''Psychiatrist'') harmony pop á la Byrds on ''Looking for home'', a few rockin' tunes and some beautiful mid- tempos which show their We All Together influence. They alternate English & Spanish in their lyrics.
- 01. Sari Çizmeli Mehmet Aga
02. Gesi Baglar
03. Çoban Yildizi
04. Bir Selam Sana Gönül Daglarindan
05. Ne Ola? Yar Ola
06. Aynali Kemer Ince Bele
08. Ikinci Yolculuk
09. Ham Meyvayi Kopardilar Dalindan
10. Yeni Bir Gün Dogdu Merhaba
11. Anliyorsun Degil Mi
12. Ne Köy Olur Benden Ne Kasaba
13. Elveda Ölüm
14. Bir Kelebegin Yasam Öyküsü
[engl] The late 70s found Turkey in an economic slump, and there was a huge rise in political violence. Baris, who so often put out collections of singles, rose to the occasion by spending 6 months holed up with his longtime backing band the Kurtalan Ekspres. The result was this studio album of Anatolian bummer psychedelia, often unfairly overlooked because it came out in the rather un- cosmic year of 1979, but also considered his best work by many. Yep, there are still electrified versions of Turkish folk songs, and the spaceshot ARPs & Korgs of 2023 are here too, but dont expect a happy swing around the ceiling of a planetarium. The real star of the album is the keyboard player, whose name translates to Sword Agent. Yeni Bir Gun is viciously funky & brilliantly arranged, with tidbits stolen out of the latest disco hits, & lean, mean synthesizers that emerge from the beats like carbonated bubbles. Melancholy maqams & catastrophic Korgs collide when the Turkish psych master glides unflinchingly into the grim late 70s!! First time ever reissue, this release comes in gorgeous gatefold cover as the original, has a repro of the original poster as well, and brings an extra insert with extensive linernotes.
- 01. Reality
02. In My Mind
03. Country Shakin' / History Makin'
04. Ka Mon We're Gonna Rock All Night Long
05. Heaven Was Blue
06. Oh My God
07. Baby In The Sand / It Burns Again Today
08. Reality ( A
09. Side Single Version)
10. Country Shakin'
11. History Makin' (B
12. Side Single Version)
13. Reality (Radio Mix)
[engl]First ever legit vinyl reissue of Rick Saucedo's mind- expanding, one- man, multi- tracked private press miracle in sound from 1978 ''Heaven Was Blue'' drifts in the same sonic milieu as fellow travelers in '60s square peg joy Darius, Marcus, D.R. Hooker (without the lounge allusions), or late period psych adventurers Michael Angelo and Bobb Trimble- and his concentration and vision equals or exceeds these international underground heroes. Rick Saucedo is an internationally- known Elvis tribute artist, actor and singer- songwriter from Chicago. In 1978, after some years of doing his Elvis show, he decided he wanted to have his own identity, recording an album with his own songs. The idea of ''Heaven Was Blue'' was born while he was doing the role of Elvis in the Broadway musical ''The Legend Lives On''. Influenced by The Beatles and Pink Floyd, Rick created ''Heaven Was Blue'' for himself, as he didn't care about the music of the time. All instruments on the album were played by Rick with a couple of friends helping him out. Songs like ''Reality'', which was written in a graveyard just after the passing of Mr. Presley or ''In My Mind'', which dated back to 1967, written just after ''Sgt.
- Sixties / Psychedelic
- 01. Dying land
03. Happy family
04. Hatred and love
06. Beautiful morning
07. Theres a bird
10. Do hurry
[engl] In 1970, when Swiss garage- beat band Les Sauterelles split, their leader, Toni Vescoli, decided to start a solo career. At first, inspired by Dylan, he thought of going strictly acoustic, but he soon changed his mind and, influenced by bands like King Crimson and Pink Floyd, he started incorporating psychedelic & electric elements to his sound: feedback, primitive drum machines, guitars and vocals filtered through Leslie speakers etc. He also incorporated to his repertoire some of the songs he had written for the never recorded Sauterelles concept album, Seven Deadly Sins. In 1971, Toni released his debut solo album, ?Information?. A folk- rock / psychedelic gem which reflected his influences at the time: folk, rock, psychedelia, progressive- rock?From fragile acoustic numbers to dark, wigged- out psychedelic tracks, this is highly recommended to anyone into ?CQ? era Outsiders or Frank Nuyens ?Rainman? album.
- [engl]Bill Cooley and Alan Munson were two friends in Santa Barbara, California, living their early twenties writing folk- rock songs for their pleasure. That was 1972, and they decided to put these songs into studio, autoproduce the album and press a tiny quantity of 500 pieces hoping it could help getting a contract with a major company. This never happened, and as you would have guessed, this fact helped to make their sole album, ?In Debt?, a major collectable item with the folk- rock and psychedelic rock listeners and collectors. Today, original copies of this record fetch quite interesting sums when changing hands in record fairs or internet auctions. Being a private pressing, you can easily imagine its not a big production, but no care. This album has the right feel and you won?t need anything else to make it one of your recent faves. All tracks are original compositions, and the style is very personal. Its folk- rock, but many tracks are quite psychedelic too, in their own way. But don?t look close for influences, they will not come to mind that easily?. Bill and Alan had their own psychedelic folk- rock style, and the raw, sometimes amateurish feel that these recordings have, give the album the final distinctive touch. Never reissued before in any format, now here we come with a splendid reissue, with the collaboration of the guys.
- [engl] Unknown to most 60s/70s collectors until its discovery a few years ago, this is the beyond rare second album released by loner/downer folk legend Dave Bixby, recorded around the same year as his first one, the now famous ?Ode to Quetzalcoatl?. Musically is equally as good and very similar to the first one but this time the recording took place in a professional studio, so the sound is improved. Bixby is joined by Brian MacInness on guitar, Sandy Johnson on vocals and Don DeGraaf on bass and production duties. Don was in fact leader of the, in the end, religious destructive cult known as The Group, of which Bixby and Brian were part of. The sound is more up- front and the songs are slightly optimistic compared to the ones on Ode to Quetzalcoatl. There's plenty of acoustic 12- string raga guitars and harmony male/female vocals. The lyrics deal with cosmic imagery, psychedelics and religious/biblical references but this goes much deeper than any Xian record. Features titles like Cosmic energy, Time to clear your mind, Rainbow, Circus World. Reissued for the first time under license from Dave Bixby. Features carefully remastered sound from a clean vinyl (no master tapes exists) done at Shadoks Music Studios, and an insert with extensive and detailed liner notes by Matvei Procak - the guy who found Bixby in 2006 - plus some rare pictures.
- 01. Blue Mountain
02. Into You Take Two
03. The Ocean
04. For The Life Of Me
05. This Time
06. Higher Life
07. Back Roads
08. From Beginning To End
09. Same Today
10. This Is A Love Song
11. At Ease
12. Everything I See / A New Light Shines
[engl] Ray McKay Pierle started recording his own songs in 1974 and in 1977 he released his first album, ?Into You?, which is one of the finest West Coast / rural- rock private pressing ever. ?A New Light Shines? collects previously unreleased tracks recorded at home between 1974 and 1979. The overall sound here is more psychedelic, raw and loose than what you can hear on his other albums, ?Into You? and ?Take Two? but you can expect the same kind of laid- back sound, top- level songwriting, Neil Young- esque vocals and outlaw guitars. An exciting find for any lover of West Coast / Psychedelia / Rural- Rock / Obscure US private press sounds!
- [engl] In 1967, a bunch of US and Argentinean kids recorded a magical album which has remained unknown for many years due to its extreme rarity, with less than a handful known copies to exist. Released in 1968 in Argentina by a label called Phonexa, the Schibbinz album could be regarded as the ultimate teen garage folk- rock album ever. An album of fragile beauty, full of teen charm, innocent vocals, jangly guitars, charming lo- fi sound and lost- in- time atmosphere. It has the look and sound that can only be found on some USA 60s private pressings like Rising Storm or Summer Sounds. But Schibbinz music is something else. So now we're proud to present this wonderful and mega- rare album to the world, in a production counting with the band's involvement and assistance. Master tapes are lost, but the sound has been carefully remastered from an original near mint copy. Extensive, detailed liner notes and lots of cool pictures from the band's archives are all included in a 4 page insert.
- 01. WE THE PEOPLE: Feelings Of My Emptiness 2:23 WE THE PEOPLE: Back Street Thoughts 2:38 AMERICAN ZOO: Magdalena 2:04 WE THE PEOPLE: Who Am I? 3:01 AMERICAN ZOO: Mr.Brotherhood 2:59 AMERICAN ZOO: What Am I? 2:26 AMERICAN ZOO: Mr. Brotherhood (Re
02. mix) 1:55 WE THE PEOPLE: For No One To See 2:03 WE THE PEOPLE: Back Street Thoughts (Previously Unreleased Acetate Version) 3:47 WE THE PEOPLE: Visions Of Time (Previously Unreleased) 2:59
[engl]We present the amazing story of We The People, a 60s teen band from L.A (not to be confused with the other band with the same name from Florida) who created an amazing blend of garage, folk- rock & psychedelic sounds. Between 1967 and 1968, the band, comprised of four young kids, recorded a few 45s for the Reena label, two of them released under the American Zoo name. Despite their young age, the band members were accomplished musicians / songwriters. They debuted in 1967 with ''Feelings of my emptiness'' / ''For no one to see'', two amazing pieces of moody garage with superb vocal harmonies and arrangements. Their second 45, ''Back Street Thoughts'' / ''Who Am I?'' offered two pieces of introspective psychedelia with some over the top tape/echo effects courtesy of Dal Kacher, a session guitar player and sound engineer who had been part of early Mothers Of Invention. ''Who Am I?'' was included decades later in ''Diminishing Returns'', a famous psych mix by DJ Shadow. In 1968, the group released their third 45, this time under the American Zoo name: ''Mr. Brotherhood'' / ''Magdalena'' were another two examples of outstanding garage- psychedelia.
- 01. Çoban Mamos
02. Garip modalar
03. Korkirem balam
04. Baris Içinde
05. Sen degil bagim
06. Dom dom kursunu
07. Kötüler ermez menzile
09. Kara üzüm habbesi
10. Elin memleketi bize yar olmaz
11. Gözlerin bakipta görmedgi
12. Derdigüzel aglama
[engl] Turkish Bar or Bengi folk dancing requires approximately 100 people to do properly, and it helps if a lot of them are eating wedding cake. You put your arms around the shoulders of the people on either side of you, and then stomp around in a circle, facing in and kicking the air, until everybody is exhausted and happy. Far away from any folklore festivals, Derdiyoklar hand- built the soundtrack to this dancing as it was drunkenly executed by luckless German- Turkish immigrants in the fashion- insensitive 80s. And though the band had only two members, they decided electric saz, synthesized drums, cimbalom, and sheep sound effects were all needed to get the job done. Who could argue? This tinkly and psychoactive album, full of uniquely odd overdubs and buzzy, flanged- out guitar solos, can now be yours. First time ever reissue. Sound taken from mastertapes, insert with liner notes, 180gr vinyl.
- 01. Get stoned ezy / Zip ead / Sun sun
[engl] In 1982, the mysterious Steve Hall, a self- proclaimed ?hippie- punk? who had previously released a couple of D.I.Y basement- punk albums with his band Afflicted Man, recorded one of the most obscure, underrated and KILLER heavy- psych albums of all time. Credited to High Speed & Afflicted Man, ?Get Stoned Ezy? consists of three long tracks of late 60s / early 70s influenced psychedelic hard- rock. A fuzz- wah assault of epic proportions in the style of other guitar- damage Gods like Human Instinct, Wicked Lady, Hendrix, High Rise, Sabbath, Stooges, etc, all played with a real acid- punk attitude.
- 01. Take Two / Waiting For The Thaw
02. Music Game
04. Lord Knows
05. Day of the Brainstorm
06. Trip and Fall
07. Serious Young Lads / Time Fly By
08. Thinking of Evermore
09. Bad Lean On
12. Jefferson McKay / So Fine
[engl] In 2013 we released the celebrated ''A New Light Shines'' by McKay, an album comprised of unreleased recordings by this master of rural psychedelic sounds. ''Into You (Take Two)'' includes previously unreleased tracks recorded in 1975- 79 by the same cast of musicians who recorded ''Into You'', the legendary first McKay private album. Laid- back, rural psychedelic rock with dreamy Neil Young- Beatlesque vocal harmonies, raw fuzzed- out guitars and druggy atmosphere. Certainly the most psychedelic sounding stuff McKay ever recorded! In 1995, the now defunct OR label put out ''Into You (Take Two)'' as a limited 300 copies vinyl pressing. After many years out of print, we present a new vinyl edition of this amazing album.
- [engl] Spooky and fragile British sounding folk from the USA, with some progressive and psychedelic hints. Recorded between 1970 and 1976 and privately released in 1976, original copies reach 4 figures. High- quality reissue in 180g vinyl, nice carton with original artwork, unbeatable remastered sound quality and also including a repro of the original sticker, the original insert and a new insert with photos and liners by bandleader Heff Munson. 500 copies limited release.
- [engl] Second volume to complete the anthology of Wicked Lady recordings, their final tracks recorded in 1972, just before the band split up and guitarist Martin Weaver left for Dark (of ''Round the edges'' fame). Another batch of excessive, over- the- top doomy psychedelic hard- rock including underground classics like ''I'm a freak'' and the 21 minute epic ''Ship of ghosts''.