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Zior - Every Inch A Man
Zior
Every Inch A Man
LP | 1973 | EU (Trading Places)
16,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
The obscure British blues-rock quartet Zior grew out of the thriving late -60s R&B scene in Southend-On-Sea, their live performances often taking the form of hippie ‘happenings.’ Soon they were drawing from the hard rock and emerging heavy metal scenes of the West Midlands, with Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin the most obvious musical influences (along with Steppenwolf). Self-titled debut LP trampled through diverse rock terrain, but there was discord and diversions that stopped the band’s ascent. After Zior broke up, Every Inch A Man surfaced in Germany, without the band’s knowledge or permission; as with the debut, there is heavy psych, hard rock and straight-up blues rock, with a touch of Kraut-rock influence.
Zior - Zior
Zior
Zior
LP | 1971 | EU (Trading Places)
16,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
British blues-rock quartet Zior had their roots in the bourgeoning R&B scene that arose during the late 1960s in the southeast coastal city of Southend; they built a strong reputation in live performance, opting for ‘happenings’ in the style of Hawkwind and Pink Floyd that went beyond mere musical events. By the time they recorded their self-titled debut album, issued on Larry Page’s short-lived Nepentha label in 1971, they were clearly influenced by the emergent hard rock/ heavy metal scene of the West Midlands, drawing from Black Sabbath’s discordant riffs and occult influences, along with shrill vocal attacks in Led Zeppelin mode; there were shades of Steppenwolf and the odd Doors-sounding keyboard riff as well (and the Black Sabbath link was heightened by an album design from Keith McMillan, who was responsible for Black Sabbath’s debut cover too). The resultant Zior is a varied ride through different kinds of rock terrain, from blues rock to hard rock and on to whimsical psychedelia and prog-rock, making it hard to classify. Though this debut LP should have heralded a bright beginning, misfortune seemed to dog the band from the start; other recordings were released under the name Monument, the band members listed under aliases, and a second album, Every Inch A Man, was issued in Germany after Zior’s breakup in 1973, without the band’s knowledge or permission.
Implosion - Implosion
Implosion
Implosion
CD | 2020 | EU (Trading Places)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Obscure yet outstanding 80’s Italian outfit that combined, space rock, psychedelia and protoelectronics in an album that is the epitome of a “cult” one , whose original copies sell for over 300 euros on the internet. Consisting of long, spacey, dreamy, mostly-instrumental tracks made of killer, acid-leaking electronics, and released in a mere 500 copies in 1988, this monster-rare album is now on CD for the first time ever, in a limited edition including 3 bonus tracks and a 16-page booklet featuring lyrics and liner notes.
Piccadilly Line - The Huge World Of Emily Small
Piccadilly Line
The Huge World Of Emily Small
LP | 1967 | EU (Trading Places)
16,99 €*
Release:1967 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
Short-lived British psychedelic project Piccadilly Line was created by singer/guitarist Roger Hand and singer/guitarist/keyboardist Rod Edwards, who would later find greater fame as Edwards Hand. Using some of Britain’s top session players, including organist Alan
Hawkshaw, guitarist Alan Parker, Jamaican-born flautist Harold McNair and double bassist Danny Thompson from Pentangle, the album was expertly arranged by composer John Cameron, who had worked on television and film soundtracks, and co-produced by folk
singer Roy Guest. The result was a particularly enticing slice of British psychedelia, driven by an overriding feel of small-town Englishness, with a touch of Californian vocal harmony here and there and a nice take of Bob Dylan’s “Visions Of Johanna.”
Bridget St John - Songs For The Gentle Man
Bridget St John
Songs For The Gentle Man
LP | 1971 | EU (Trading Places)
16,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
The English singer and guitarist Bridget St John was introduced to the bourgeoning London folk scene by guitarist John Martyn, her rich and unusually deep voice being highly distinctive. BBC Radio disc jockey John Peel became one of her greatest champions, and
when Peel formed the Dandelion label in 1969 with former Elektra record plugger Clive Selwood, the original intention was to issue St John’s music. Following debut album Ask Me No Questions, which featured Martyn on a few tracks, the 1971 follow-up Songs For The Gentle Man was produced by Ron Geesin, who supplied a more orchestrated arrangement with woodwinds; the album also features a cover of Donovan’s “The Pebble And The Man.”
Stack Waddy - Bugger Off!
Stack Waddy
Bugger Off!
LP | 1972 | UK (Trading Places)
19,99 €*
Release:1972 / UK
Genre:Rock / Indie
Bugger Off! picked up where its predecessor left off, and rampaged on from there. Covers
of Zappa’s “Willy the Pimp” and the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” might have seemed a little obvious, but both are battered down
with such a glorious lack of finesse that it’s impossible to object — anybody familiar with, respectively, Juicy Lucy and the
Hammersmith Gorillas’ versions of the same songs will come in with at least a vague idea of what to expect, but that’s about
it. “Hoochie Coochie Man” is even more disheveled, and when John Peel’s liner notes reminisce on the group’s insistence
on recording live, you can tell he’s not necessarily looking back with any fondness.
On one occasion, he suggested they do a little overdubbing. The band’s response to his words would become the album’s title.
Including “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” as bonus track taken from the 1972 John Peel Session.
Tim Blake - New Jerusalem
Tim Blake
New Jerusalem
LP | 1978 | UK (Trading Places)
23,99 €*
Release:1978 / UK
Genre:Rock / Indie
This is Blake’s first studio release after the 70’s experience with Gong and the Crystal Machine live duo with Patrice Warrener. Recorded between Sussex and the Barclay Studio in Paris, “Blake’s New Jerusalem” is a masterpiece of the drug culture of the 1970s. It comes with a whole bonus LP filled with bonus tracks from the same sessions!
Emerald Web - Sound Trek
Emerald Web
Sound Trek
LP | 1980 | EU (Trading Places)
14,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pioneering space music duo Emerald Web, comprised of Bob Stohl and soulmate Kat Epple, made some of the most ethereal, divine and healing sounds between 1979 and 1990. Crafting their debut album in a haunted mansion in northwest Connecticut, their second disc was created in a small log cabin. A subsequent move to the San Francisco Bay Area brought an extended stay at an Indonesian martial arts ashram, which led to the Valley of the Birds, a remote avian haven in which the duo produced Sound Trek, an incredible space rock long player drawing on their immersion in fantasy realms, sci-fi, martial arts and UFOs. Created mostly with monophonic synths and an Oberheim DS-2 sequencer, it also features Shakahachi flutes, electronic flutes and more standard acoustic instruments.
Beau Brummels, The - Introducing The Beau Brummels
Beau Brummels, The
Introducing The Beau Brummels
LP | 1965 | EU (Trading Places)
15,99 €*
Release:1965 / EU
Genre:Pop
Despite borrowing the name of a historic English dandy and drawing from the sound of The Beatles, influential beat group The Beau Brummels was formed in San Francisco in 1964, when Italian-American singer Sal Valentino needed a backing band for a nightclub residency; Sal brought childhood friend Ron Elliott on board as guitarist and chief songwriter, who drafted bassist Ron Meagher, drummer John Petersen and rhythm guitarist Declan Mulligan. Signing to the newly-formed Autumn Records through their manager’s media connections, their early recording sessions, produced by future funk hero Sly Stone, yielded the monster hit “Laugh Laugh,” which peaked at number 15, despite being issued by a small independent; it is widely cited as a forerunner to the San Francisco Sound that emerged later in the decade. Follow-up hit “Just A Little” soon cracked the top-ten, both tracks helping debut album Introducing to reach the top 25 on Billboard’s album charts.
Chris Britton - As I Am
Chris Britton
As I Am
LP | 1969 | EU (Trading Places)
15,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
Recording a solo album in 1969 allowed Troggs guitarist Chris Britton to take a stab at greater artistic freedom, though the presence of a familiar set of suspects meant that the resultant LP, As I Am, didn’t veer too far from The Troggs’ standard blend of poppy psychedelia and garage rock, constructed with a particular English bent. Producer and keyboardist Colin Frechter shaped the group’s Mixed Bag release, and his wistful harpsichord on tracks like “If You Really Care” lend a baroque air to the proceedings, and both bassist Tony Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson were then working as The Troggs’ rhythm section (after having been in band Plastic Penny), while Olsson and fellow drummer Roger Pope were part of Elton John’s band, as was harmonica player Ian Duck. Yet, with Britton composing all of the songs except one (his version of Larry Weiss’ oft-covered “Evil Woman,” which had also been tackled by The Troggs), the material is surprisingly varied, with opener “Sit Down Beside Me” and tracks like “Fly With Me” are rocking grooves with bright brass, Latinesque percussion and a bit of psychedelic phasing, while “No Sense In Hiding” is a slinky blues and “Sleep My Love” is pure dreamy psych. A rare and underappreciated gem that will appeal to all Troggs fans and lovers of British psychedelia more generally.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated - Red Hot From Alex
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated
Red Hot From Alex
LP | 1964 | UK (Trading Places)
19,99 €*
Release:1964 / UK
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alexis Korner's third album, originally released on the Transatlantic Label in 1964, after two live albums recorded at the Cavern at the Marquee, featuring his all-time hits 'Stormy Monday ' and Chicken Shack'. A true masterpiece from one of the godfathers of the white blues movement from the 60's.
Implosion - Implosion
Implosion
Implosion
LP | 1988 | EU (Trading Places)
16,99 €*
Release:1988 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
Outstanding Italian outfit that combines prog, space rock, psych and electronic music in an album that could have come from the early 1970s. Long spacey, dreamy and mostly instrumental tracks made of killer, acid-leaking electronics. Released in 500 copies in 1988, the monster rare LP was NEVER reissued in any format for more than 30 years and Discogs has it in the three-digit range. This long-awaited reissue was digitally remixed and remastered in 2019 from the master analog tapes, played back through the original 4-track recording deck. Inner sleeve features a 2019 foreword by Implosion's guitarist, as well as lyrics to 3 songs and the bio sheet which originally graced the first 20 copies only.
V.A. - The Signal To Noise Set
V.A.
The Signal To Noise Set
LP | 1984 | EU (Trading Places)
15,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The ultra-rare various artists release The Signal To Noise Set, issued in small numbers in 1984 on London’s short-lived Only A Revolution label, showcased the Australian variant of minimalist wave, analogue synth-pop. The eleven exclusives featured on the compilation are all prime examples of Australia’s synth band underground, and although each group was totally unknown outside of their sphere of influence, some have gone on to attain legendary status. Opening track “The Great X1” comes from Melbourne’s Infomatix, an art-school group armed with a four-track and a battery of electronic goodies, including a Roland SH-101, a Korg MS-20 and plenty of processed guitar. Aussie techno pioneers Modern Jazz was the brainchild of the multi-instrumentalist (and future Einstürzende Neubauten collaborator) known as Ash Wednesday, a veteran of the Adelaide-born, Melbourne-based punk band JAB (as well as Models, The Metronomes and electro group Thealonian Music); the Modern Jazz project was based on randomly generated electronic pulses, with a shifting line-up, featuring Lyn Gordon on vocals and Andrew Phillpott on synth. Experimental duo Second Glance is comprised of members of Modern Jazz and Gilded Youth, and there are tracks by Melbourne trios Shanghai Au Go-Go and Human Backs plus Adelaide five-piece Nuvo Bloc, while experimental duo Dono-Detti are allocated three songs of their own. Overall, this provides a fine introduction to a little-known Aussie fringe scene, captured shortly after its inception.
Judd - Judd
Judd
Judd
LP | 1970 | EU (Trading Places)
18,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
Alsatian wunderkind Mark Wirtz led many successful pop music projects during the 1960s and 70s, especially during his long tenure at Abbey Road. A gifted painter, musician and actor, Wirtz’s college band was signed to EMI as Mark Rogers and the Marksmen, while Wirtz was still attending the RADA in London; by 1965 he was producing music independently and became an in-house producer at Abbey Road in 1967, working with Keith West & Tomorrow and fronting the Mark Wirtz Orchestra, AKA The Mood Mosaic. The blues and soul-tinged Judd album, issued in 1970 on Larry Page’s Penny Farthing label, featured Wirtz on keyboards and rhythm guitar, fronting a studio band with bassist Roger Flavell, guitarist Roger McKew and drummer Tat Meager (who had played on Siren’s eponymous, John Peel-produced debut LP); backing vocalists such as Madeleine Bell, Doris Troy and sisters Yvonne and Heather Wheatman, AKA Sonny and Sue, gave a more rounded sound. Much of the material was co-written by Kris Ife, who had worked with McKew in The Quiet Five, though there is also an individual cover of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Down On The Corner,” made livelier by Wirtz’s piano chords.
Emmet Spiceland - The First...
Emmet Spiceland
The First...
LP | 1968 | EU (Trading Places)
18,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
Innovative folk group Emmet Spiceland was formed during the late 1960s through the merger of two acts: noted guitarist, mandolin and bouzouki player Donal Lunny had been playing with Mick Moloney and Brian Bolgor in the Dublin-based Emmet Folk group, while brothers Brian and Michael Byrne had been active in The Spicelanders, based in Sheffield, England, which had a large following in Ireland; when Moloney left Emmet Folk to join another act, Lunny and Moloney joined the Byrne Brothers to form Emmet Spiceland, though Bolgor would not remain for long. The new group’s approach to the traditional Irish folk was different from their contemporaries, since they aimed to bring the folk form into the realm of modern pop music through accessible, chart-bound arrangements, helped along by their pop-idol looks. Signing to Larry Page’s Page One label in 1968, their sole album was produced by the hitmaking team of Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, who added occasional orchestration; their rendition of the traditional “Mary From Dungloe” topping the Irish charts. Though a cover of a Leonard Cohen song was also popular for the group, they disbanded shortly thereafter, leading Lunny to enjoy a long and industrious solo career as a session musician and producer that would ultimately work with Christy Moore, Elvis Costello and countless others.
Mike Cooper - Oh Really!?
Mike Cooper
Oh Really!?
LP | 1969 | EU (Trading Places)
18,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
The guitarist and singer-songwriter Mike Cooper was a key figure in the British blues boom of the late 1960s. Born in Reading in 1942, Cooper began playing guitar as a teen in local skiffle groups. After seeing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee perform in 1961, Cooper caught the blues bug and began to play the harmonica and formed The Blues Committee, supporting John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Alexis Korner and Long John Baldry, while Cooper was also performing solo. Acquiring a lap steel guitar in 1963, he studied Blind Boy Fuller’s work and in 1965, teamed with Dave Hall to support Bert Jansch, Al Stewart and others; after releasing work on the Kennet, Sydisc and Matchbox labels, Cooper soon began incorporating country blues aspects into his work, drawing from Son House and Mississippi Fred McDowell, as well as non-blues artists such as David Bowie, John Martyn, Roy Harper and Dave Van Ronk. Then, in late 1968, Cooper was approached by producer Peter Eden, resulting in debut album Oh Readlly!? for Pye; aside from agreeable covers of Son House’s “Death Letter” and Blind Boy Fuller’s “Bad Luck Blues,” the rest of the disc is pure Cooper, with his deft picking accompanied by Derek Hall’s guitar work only on “Leadhearted Blues” and “Electric Chair.”
Larry Page Orchestra, The - Kinky Music
Larry Page Orchestra, The
Kinky Music
LP | 1965 | EU (Trading Places)
18,99 €*
Release:1965 / EU
Genre:Pop
Aspiring Welsh pop singer Leonard Davies became Larry Page in the mid-1950s, when Columbia Records issued his material on 78s and 45s, including a cover of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be The Day”; he also played banjo in the Crane River Jazz Band. Known as “Larry Page the Teenage Rage,” he toured Britain with Cliff Richards and regularly appeared on national television. Shifting to a management and record production role in the early 1960s, he struck gold in 1964 upon signing a management contract with a band called The Ravens, who he re-named The Kinks, which swiftly became one of the most popular acts of the day. Noting that Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham had formed his own orchestra to cut orchestrated versions of Stones hits, Page put together the Larry Page Orchestra for debut disc, Kinky Music, which similarly reconfigured the Kinks’ work. A pleasant romp through first-phase Kinks classics, it is also noteworthy as an early showcase for future Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page.
Irma Thomas - In Beetween Tears
Irma Thomas
In Beetween Tears
LP | 1973 | EU (Trading Places)
18,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Known as the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” Irma Thomas was born Irma Lee in the town of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, in 1941. After singing in the local Baptist church, she auditionedfor Specialty Records on the cusp of her teens; working as a waitress, she occasionally sang with blues veteran Tommy Ridgley, who helped broker a record deal with the short-lived independent, Ron Records, for her debut single, “Don’t Mess With My Man,” released when she was only 18 years old, which reached the number 22 position on the Billboard chars. The singer’s tumultuous private life sometimes disrupted her career; by the age of 19 she had four children and had already been married twice, the last name of her second ex-husband becoming her permanent stage name. In 1961 she signed with the Minit label, where she worked closely with gifted arranger Allen Toussaint, and when the Hollywood-based Imperial took over Minit and then became part of Liberty Records, her profile increased dramatically; “Wish Somebody Would Care” was an outstanding chart-topper that led to her debut album and her scorned original, “Time Is On My Side,” inspired an enduring hit interpretation by the Rolling Stones. Sophomore album Take A Look surfaced on Imperial in 1966, but unfortunately, subsequent work for Chess was far less successful. After signing to the Canyon label in 1970, Thomas cut a couple of singles in Macon, Georgia, with Jerry Williams Junior, a singer and producer from Portsmouth, Virginia that issued gritty, lewd funk under the alias Swamp Dogg; though the singles sold well in the south, they were largely overlooked elsewhere. Nevertheless, Williams brought Thomas to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record the album that would eventually surface as In Between Tears, but the collapse of Canyon delayed its release until 1973, when Williams issued it on his Fungus label. This long-awaited vinyl reissue on deluxe 180gr format comes complete with 4 bonus tracks.
Sandy Coast - Shipwreck
Sandy Coast
Shipwreck
LP | 1969 | EU (Trading Places)
18,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
Pioneering Dutch quartet Sandy Coast formed in the town of Voorburg, near Den Haag, in 1961. Early work found release on a series of singles on the Delta label during the mid-1960s. referencing an American pop-rock sound, framed by choral harmonies; soon, the evolving close harmony of songs like “We’ll Meet Again” saw them edging towards the realm of the Moody Blues, while “Milk And Tranquilizers” was based more strongly on a rhythm-and-blues framework. Moving to the Relax label in 1967, they began issuing spacious psychedelic songs such as “Capital Punishment,” and their debut album From The Workshop was thoroughly in psychedelia mode. Larry Page issued sophomore album Shipwreck in 1969, the disc an early concept album focusing on a lengthy suite that recounted a doomed voyage, captained by one Derrick Holmes in 1779. Much of the rest of the album recalls the spacey sounds of King Crimson, but there is also raw blues, psychedelic pop-rock, and an individual reading of Paul McCartney’s “Eleanor Rigby.”
Apple - An Apple A Day...
Apple
An Apple A Day...
LP | 1969 | EU (Trading Places)
16,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
British psychedelic band Apple was formed in the industrial powerhouse of Cardiff, Wales, in 1968 by guitarist Robbo Ingram and bassist Jeff Harrad. Joined by drummer Dave Brassington, keyboardist Charlie Barber and singer Dennis Regan, their debut single “Thank U Very Much,” arranged by session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, sparked the interest of Larry Page, who signed them to his Page One label to cut the debut album An Apple A Day with producer Caleb Quaye (the son of the multi-instrumentalist Cab Quaye and older brother of future singer Finley Quaye). Unfortunately, Apple’s mixture of pop, psychedelia and heavy blues was probably a bit too ahead of its time; the album sold poorly on release and the group proba bly would have been totally forgotten, if not for belated critical acclaim, especially for Harrad’s haunting “The Otherside.” With rare originals incredibly hard to find, regularly selling for thousands of pounds, this reissue is long overdue.
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