Limited edition red and blue vinyl LP pressing.The 1970 debut from Detroit’s nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock. Funkadelic formed in the late ’60s and, in addition to Clinton, included the blazing guitar of Eddie Hazel, organist Mickey Atkins, rhythm guitarist Tawl Ross, and drummer Tiki Fulwood. Though firmly rooted in funk and soul, Funkadelic incorporates a dark psychedelic element, influenced by Hendrix and Sly Stone, to create a sound that was unparalleled at the time. Sampled by everyone from DJ Shadow to Ice Cube, Funkadelic still sounds fresh today and is the first solid example of George Clinton’s eccentric genius.
Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death:
Limited edition purple colored vinyl LP pressing. The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death is John Fahey’s classic fifth album from the mid – 1960s and is one of his most influential. This album has an amazing variety of styles, moods, and influences, and John has a compositional and playing style that is totally unique.
Great San Bernardino Birthday Party:
Limited edition orange colored vinyl LP pressing. Originally released in 1966. Fahey’s never recorded an album that was more thoroughly of it’s moment. From the groovy flute and twangy sitar accompaniment to the backwards guitar, this Birthday Party is a charmingly trippy 60s time capsule. But it isn’t a two dimensional one. The album gains immense depth from the tension between his sweeping, finger picked melodies and discordant string-battery. It’s the audible battle between yearned for rose colored luminescence and ankle blistering hellhound darkness that enables this record to transcend it’s hippie dreaminess.
This is one of the most famous live recordings of all time; nearly all teenagers from the post-war boom, from California to Maine and beyond, had this 1963 LP on the stereo at parties. From the classic MC introduction (Are you ready for star time?) to The Famous Flames’ final note, this is a soul and R&B album without equal. The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Mr. Dynamite himself, the legendary James Brown is at the top of his game in this powerful, beloved, timeless performance.
Limited edition 180 gram colored vinyl LP pressing. Blue Oyster Cult’s fourth album, Agents Of Fortune was originally released in 1976 and went on to achieve platinum sales status on the strength of the hit single “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” which was the band’s biggest hit. Nothing Blue Oyster Cult had produced previously prepared listeners for the level of sophistication the group found on Agents of Fortune and it’s both an essential document of the band and ’70s rock in general. Where their previous efforts lyrically embodied themes of corruption, evil and socio-political decay, Agents of Fortune takes root in more concrete urban images (off-center for sure) and images more tangible than the obtuse pictures the band had painted before. Tinged with a more commercial sound that preserves the band’s heavy metal base while exploring new and varied musical forms, Agents of Fortune is easily the most ambitious album of the Cult’s brilliant career!
Limited edition green colored vinyl LP pressing. After numerous line-up changes and independent releases Boston’s Lemonheads signed to Atlantic Records for 1990’s Lovey. It was with that record that Evan Dando began to move from Replacements style punk-pop into more gentle and jangly territory, and it’s here, on It’s A Shame About Ray, that he perfects his vision and launches The Lemonheads into international stardom. Featuring Blake Babies member Juliana Hatfield, It’s A Shame About Ray, is one of the hookiest and catchy records of the “alternative” era and holds up now as a jangle-pop classic alongside anything from Eight Miles High to Life’s Rich Pageant