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SEALED ORIGINAL FIRST 1971 PRESSING IN A UNIPAK GATEFOLD COVER. LOUD HARD ROCK UNDERGROUND CLASSIC CALLED BULL ANGUS IN THE VEIN OF SIR LORD BALTIMORE, ETC. THIS IS THE FIRST ALBUM. HEAVY RIFFING GUITARS, SHARP BASS LINES AND GREAT VOCALS ALL THE WAY! AMAZING GUITAR LEADS. VERY UNDER RATED LP!
RARE 1974 ORIGINAL ENGLAND PRESSING OF THIS UNIQUE CONCEPT ALBUM FROM THE FORMER 'HAWKWIND' FRONT MAN! THE CONDITION OF THE GATEFOLD COVER IS M- WITH THE INNER PAGES 100% INTACT! THERE IS A TINY PRICE STICKER ON THE BACK COVER OTHERWISE THE COVER IS BEAUTIFUL WITH NO SEAM SPLITS OR WRITING! THE CONDITION OF THE DISC IS ALSO A LIKE NEW M-!ALSO HAS THE ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE! TOP COPY!!
ULTRA RARE private garage blues LP from the Los Angeles area reminds me of early Quicksilver Messenger Service, specifically the 1966 pre-Cipollina lineup as heard on those Groucho releases. "Smokestack Lightning", "Goin' To New York", "You Gotta Help Me", etc. Trebly guitars, wailing harmonica, etc. Band is pretty crude but the pressing is great and the cover=wow! This is one of the rarest 1960s California private LPs, I'd put it in league with Stack, Beat Of The Earth, Damon, etc. Rated at a high "5 disc rating" in Hans Pokora's "4001 Record Collector Dreams" book! THIS IS A NEAR PERFECT STILL SEALED ORIGINAL PRESSING!! Good luck ever in finding another SEALED original!!
BEYOND RARE AND BARELY KNOW TO EXIST LATE 60'S WEST COASTHOLY GRAILSUNSHINE POP PSYCH LP! THE CONDITION OF THE GOLD EMBOSSED COVER IS A STRONG VG+ WITH A SMALL STAMP ON THE FRONT AND BACK COVERS, NO SEAM SPLIT OR WRITING. THE CONDITION OF THE DISC IS A GORGEOUS M-! THERE IS LIGHT WRITING IN PENCIL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LABELS. "LYRICS" IS WRITTEN ABOVE THE TITLE ON SIDE ONE. ON SIDE TWO "LYRICS BY D. WILSON" (THAT D. WILSON?) ABOVE THE TITLE AND A SMALL DASH NEXT TO THE SONG "CANDY EGG". "CANDY EGG" IS THE ONLY SONG FROM THIS ALBUM I COULD FIND ON YOUTUBE.
Patrick Lundborg states in his acclaimed ‘Acid Archives’ tome:
“A circa 1967 demo LP from a mystery band who deliver a dozen well-written, well-arranged & well-performed tunes in the California sunshine style, recalling Birmingham Sunday in particular. Unknown albums in this style aren’t many, & this is likely to blow the mind of any genre fan, as it delivers on all the key areas & has no obvious weaknesses. The band’s opening theme song is great, but perhaps the most remarkable thing is ‘Avalon’, an obvious tribute to Chet Helms’ acid-rock palace, where these easy-breezy LA sounds were hardly the favored music. Housed in a gold-embossed title sleeve with no other clues except a ‘Elliott-Ferguson Inc’ producer credit, this may have been some famous guys sending out a test balloon under an alias; in any event it has to rank as one of the Holy Grails for collectors of ’60s sunshine pop & lyte-psych. Only two copies are known to exist” [PL]
CRAIG, MIKE ~ DAUGHTER OF THE MOON ~ lp (melanie - 1973)
Extremely RARE Arizona Private Press rural acid folk that is hardly ever offered. Pokora Favorite.
The album cover was to be controversial and odd so artist/model Maggie Blackburn was commissioned, her cover turned out to be odder than was hoped for. There was no time to change it so it went to press. Mike went to the record plant and took the stampers so no more of the albums could be made. The record plant had shipped out possibly 200 of these albums before mike was able to stop them.” … so there you have it. ONLY 200 or LESS copies pressed! Extremely Rare 1973 Private Pressing Acid Folk Psych out of Arizona. Great LP with desperate vocals, Electric Acid Guitar weaving in and out of some tracks, Tablas, female backing vocals, occasional flute. Solid cover with only very mild general wear. Perfect labels. Vinyl is clean, solid copy for sure, and not likely to be popping up for sale again any time soon. CONDITION: COVER:EX VINYL:EX Beyond hard to find and highly recommended to lovers of acid folk and psychedelic folk privates!
Rare 1970 UK first issue 11-track stereo vinyl LP on the large Vertigo ‘swirl’ label, the group’s second album expertly produced by the great Joe Boyd, housed in a unique & complex fold-out die-cut picture sleeve designed by Roger Dean with lyrics scattered about on the inside & on the reverse, along with the poly lined swirl company inner. The cover EXis a striking forest green for the most part & the Roger Dean artwork looks amazing. Only slight edge/ring wear on the cover and small corner creases that can be seen in the pictures.The matrices are machine stamped in the run-outs 6360009 1Y/1 112 / 2Y/1 112. The vinyl is strictly graded M- and is a BEAUTIFUL example.
In the dark depths of the Bosstown Sound backlash it would be hard to champion your scene amidst charges of 'plastic' and 'lame'. This was the time we threw Eden's Children in their face. Their album was released just after the initial BOSSTOWN -HYPE so they wern't lumped in with the other groups as much. (i.e.The Apple Pie Motherhood Band, The Bagatelle, The Beacon Street Union, Bo Grumpus, Eagle, Earth Opera, Eden's Children, Sure Looks Real, The Ill Wind, Jolliver Arkansaw, Orpheus, Phluph, Puff, and Ultimate Spinach). When they were compared to the others, they held their own....Eden's Children were on ABC records produced by heavy hitter Bob Theile and they even sounded a little different than the rest. They were more gritty. Still psychedelic they were closer to Hendrix than the Grateful Dead. The Children were a three piece group. All were very good players. Larry Kiley the bass player and Jimmy Sturman the drummer were a constantly interesting rhythm. The main songwriter/singer was Richard 'Sham' Schamach who was also a great 'fuzzed-up' guitar player. While the first album is much loved by all those who love it, their 2nd (and last!) is as well a collectible of the same sort, delivering right from the start in the title track that sounds like a continuance of their first. From there, we run into more gritty kickers with cool sound appeal as well as some primed tunes that cool-out, and get better with each successive spin ...still it is the hot-wired sound that make it, esp for those who love Eden's Children's when they're cookin' with nasty fuzz-tone shooting through the pro-garage sound. This is a near perfect ORIGINAL STILL SEALED copy, just a tiny drill hole, like most copies I've seen.
FAPARDOKLY - SAME - UIP USA 1968 ORIGINAL MEGA RARE. A LEGENDARY ALBUM THE BAND - MERRELL FANKHAUSER,BILL DODD,DICK LEE & JOHN OLIVER RECORDED THIS IN THE MIDDLE TO LATE 60'S. THIS IS A GUARANTEED FIRST PRESS AS THIS WAS OBTAINED FROM MERRELL HIMSELF WHEN IN THE LATE 80'S,HE FOUND A DUSTY BOX OF 23 COPIES IN HIS BEACH HUT IN HAWAII! THEY HAD LAID THERE FOR 15 YEARS UNTOUCHED. THIS MONO ORIGINAL IS STILL SEALED!! FRONT COVER IS AUTOGRAPHED BY MERRELL FANKHAUSER! FEW COPIES HAVE CHANGED HANDS OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS OR SO!
HERE IS A SECOND ORIGINALCOPY THAT I OBTAINED DIRECTLY FROM MERRELL FANKHAUSER HIMSELF! THE COVER IS NEAR MINT STILL IN THE SHRINK WRAP! MERRELL SIGNED HIS NAME ON THE BACK COVER UNDER THE SHRINK! THE DISC APPEARS UNPLAYED HOWEVER THERE IS A MILD WARP THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT ON THE PLAY GRADE. IT DOES NOT SKIP AT ALL AND PLAYS BEAUTIFULLY THROUGHOUT! TOP COPY AND AUTOGRAPHED TO BOOT!!
The obscure and highly sought after FIELDS, an underground hardrock psych trio with loads of cool fuzz guitar injected into the original tunes. Fields were a US psych-bluesrock trio consisting of Richard Fortunato (lead vocals and guitar), Patrick Burke (bass) and Steve Lagan (percussion). They existed for only about a year or so, released one single (Bide My Time), this eponymously titled album, and they collapsed after touring together, yeah, vanished witout a trace. The LP itself comes in a somewhat op-art psych-pop designed gatefold sleeve, with the cover mixings of purple, green and mustard-yellow, with a sepia band photograph forming the centrepiece. Musically, this is a blending of styles, but it works quite nicely. An obvious influence is the hard blues-rock of the likes of Cream, but there’s also acid-rock and psychedelia --and the album as a whole is very raw. This is a beautiful, original, still sealed copy with a tiny drill hole in the upper left corner and a bit of the shrink torn at the upper right corner.
RARE 1968 ORIGINAL EXPLOITATION GARAGE PSYCH WITH A TON OF FUZZED OUT LEAD GUITAR!! THIS A STILL SEALED ORIGINAL COPY...HOWEVER THE COVER DOES HAVE SOME ISSUES. THERE IS A 3" BOTTOM SPLIT AND THE SHRINK IS TORN ON THE SPINE AND TOP SEAM AND IT SHOWS SOME WEAR IN THESE AREAS. STILL AN ORIGINAL SEALED COPY!
ULTRA RARE 1976 ORIGINAL GREEK PRESSING ON THE TINY VENUS LABEL IN TOP CONDITION! THE COVER IS A NICE EX+ WITH JUST THE BEGINNING OF A 1" TOP CENTER SPLIT. IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE SPLIT THROUGH BUT JUST STARTING. OTHERWISE THE COVER IS BEAUTIFUL! THE CONDITION OF THE DISC IS ALSO A TOP EX+, VERY CLOSE TO MY TOP M- GRADE! WITHOUT QUESTION THE RAREST AND ONE OF THE BEST WHEN TALKING GREEK HARD AND HEAVY PSYCHEDELIC PROGRESSIVE GUITAR ORIENTED ROCK! TOP COPY!!
ONE OF THE BEST AND RAREST ON THE COLLECTIBLE MAINSTREAM LABEL! THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1968 U.S. PSYCHEDELIC ROCK CLASSIC! THE CONDITION OF THE COVER IS M- STILL IN THE SHRINK WRAP! THERE IS A TINY DRILL HOLE IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER, OTHERWISE THE COVER IS GORGEOUS! DISC IS A BEAUTIFUL M-! TOP COPY!!
Mega Rare Private second album released by loner/downer folk legend Dave Bixby. The album was sold exclusively at concerts & services in Michigan and Ohio. Most of the material was written around the same time as Ode to Quetzalcoatl. According to Bixby: “I think this second album had more people in it, so you're gonna get a little more aliveness because there's more than just David Bixby in there.” 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. This is all likely why this album is even harder to find than his first, it was not only a private pressing but strictly a cult album, which was sold at services and concerts. When those responsible for the reissues were looking for source copies of the albums (no master tapes exist) they could only track down 2 copies of Second Coming. That just shows how rare it is... Condition: Cover M- still in the shrink wrap! Disc is also M-! TOP COPY!
Haymarket Square - Magic Lantern on Chaparral, crm-201 from 1968. I hate using the term mega-rare, but this record is just that. Recorded to accompany the Baron and Bailey Light Circus at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois, this is an incredible slice of early psych rock, with all the right elements. Powerful male/female vocals, and excellent musicianship make for a record well worth its reputation. Strong fuzz leads, and excellent well written songs. From what I've read, there were only 100 pressed, so this is a rare opportunity to own an original press. The cover is a very clean EX with bright graphics and no seam splits. There is a tiny 1/4" chip at the bottom right seam otherwise the cover is beautiful. The condition of the disc is also a nice EX with only a few light sleeve scuffs, no scratches at all, and it plays beautifully!
RARE 1970 ORIGINAL ON THE HOOKAH RECORDS LABEL IN VERY NICE SHAPE! THE COVER IS A NICE VG+ WITH ONLY LIGHT WEAR AND THREE SMALL CHECK MARKS NEXT TO SONG TITLES ON THE BACK COVER. THERE ARE NO SEAM SPLITS. THE DISC IS VERY CLEAN WITH ONLY A FEW ULTRA LIGHT SLEEVE SCUFFS THAT CAN ONLY BE SEEN UNDER A BRIGHT LIGHT. I'LL GRADE THE DISC EX+, VERY CLOSE TO MY TOP M- GRADE! OVERALL A VERY NICE COPY THAT IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING INTO HIGH END HARD ROCK AND PSYCH COLLECTIONS AROUND THE GLOBE!
VERY HARD TO FIND 1967 ORIGINAL U.S. MONO PRESSING ON THE TAN ELEKTRA EKL-4013 LABEL. THE COVER IS A NICE VG+ TO EX, NO SEAM SPLITS OR WRITING! THE DISC IS ALSO IN THE NICEVG+ TO EX RANGE. ONLY A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF LIGHT SLEEVE SCUFFS PRESENT. THE VINYL STILL EXHIBITS A NICE GLOSS AND IT PLAYS MOSTLY EX OR BETTER. JUST THE OCCASIONAL LIGHT SURFACE, MOSTLY AT CUE UP AND BETWEEN TRACKS. ALSO INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL ELEKTRA RECORDS INNER SLEEVE. A NICE KEEPER COPY FOR MOST COLLECTORS AND A REAL BITCH TO FIND IN MONO!