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This packages the Slapp Happy and Henry Cow man's two best 'rock' albums from 1978 and 1981 together in one fine package. Fans of intelligent song-format albums and (to my mind) John Cale's better works will really love these. Glad to see that the two...

This normally sells for $17.00, but we've got a special on a limited number of copies for $5.00 off the regular price. Once those copies are gone, there will be other, identical copies, but they will cost $5.00 more!...

"Singer/guitarist Steve Morgen and company (bassist Rennie Genossa, drummer Bob Maiman and rhythm guitarist Barry Stock) originally hailed from Long Island, New York. Signed by ABC's short-lived Probe subsidiary, their 1969 debut Morgen teamed them...

"As evinced on his eagerly anticipated album, Morse's songwriting talents continue to evolve - as do his remarkable chops. Together with his steadfast collaborators bassist Dave LaRue and drummer Van Romaine, SMB continues to amplify the interactive...

"This New York-based sextet only released one album, combining The Beatles, rock, jazz and classical influences to create a haunting, lost classic. It sold poorly at the time, perhaps because its concept (it was based on the work of American poet Edwin...

The true story of a rock band playing Frank Zappa music around Europe. Life on the road for a no-budget band playing for the love of the music. Told by the band themselves through interviews and live footage featuring special guest performances by Jimmy.

"The first sparks of the Liverpool (UK) based band "The Muffin Men" was kindled with Roddie Gilliard. After listening to one of Zappa's albums in the late 60's' he was impelled to pick up his instrument. Ten year later he found himself studying at...

This is a fantastic price on a great set of what really is the best of the groups early, best known material from when they were pioneers of a cross between psychedelia and Tropicalia (a genre they helped to invent). This 1999 compilation, which is...

"We're An American Band -- MX-80's first studio album in over a decade -- is both hilariously depressing and morosely upbeat. The ground-breaking Bay Area quartet, known for its searing guitar work -- by founder Bruce Anderson -- and deadpan commentary...

OK bargain hunters and the Canterbury curious - this is for you. This is the two National Health albums that the band somehow managed to record during their (too short) lifetime; music that directly challenged the popular and critical tastes of their...

Network includes: Scen Olafson (vocals); Steve Topping, Keith More, Tim Crowther, Ian Aitken (guitar); Jan Hammer (keyboards); Algy Ward (bass); Steve Clarke (drums).

"L.N.C." was recorded in 1996 and features a more rock oriented sound from...

Ken Nordine was one of the pioneers of jazz and spoken word and his rich voice has graced commercials (such as the classic Levi's jeans commercial "And how are things in YOUR town?"). Here he is in his 80s and he's still got it...

"Not to be confused with the British act of the same name, this Canadian quintet arose from the ashes of one of Toronto's most popular '60s bands, The Lords Of London. Their sole album originally appeared in April 1969, and features intense jamming...

I'm hardly a cinephile, but I found Peter Greenaway's films unusual and unusually odd art films of the 80s and 90s to be really great and fascinating. And, of course, Michael Nyman's wonderfully insistent, personal take on minimalism fueled all of...

Really excellent debut album from this young Seattle band playing adventurous, instrumental rock music; I'd say 'progressive rock', but they are young band and they play 'progressive' rock music, but if you think 'progressive rock' like Afuche, then...

Led by keyboardist/composer Alfred Tisocco, this also features vocalists, flute, guitar, violins, cello & drums. This was their second album album. "For the more avant-garde of the Gibraltar readers, Opus Avantra are more avant-garde than most. They co...

Oregon, which had its origins in the Paul Winter Consort of the 1960s, emerged in the very late 1960s and boasted four talented players who were all multi-instrumentalists: Ralph Towner (12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, French horn), Paul...

"Palepoli begins with a pounding medieval drum, which turns out tobe the messenger of great things to come. Flute and distant children's voices appear shortly. Next the full band is faded in, playing at full power in a heavy, up tempo, folk rock parT...

Saxist Osby has been making albums with great players since the mid 80s and this one from 2002 is on Blue Note. So he's certainly not an 'unknown', but I would venture to say he's definitely a bit under-appreciated. This is a beautifully recorded...

"Whoah!!! This album is not for the faint of heart. The "Jazz rock/fusion" label just doesn't do it justice. Imagine super-fast super-complex electronic drums, dissonant honking guitar lines, dense horn arrangements, and a vocalist who sounds like an...

"Jaco Pastorious was recognized more for his innovative Bass playing than his compositional skills. When you mention his name, most people talk about his masterful technique on fretless bass and his flamboyant stage presence. "Word of Mouth Revisited" she

Released on Proper, a great UK label who do an amazing job in terms of packaging, presentation and especially in terms of sonics. This is important, basic repertoire material. A great place to hear some of his best stuff and at a amazing price...

This nicely packaged CD by band/project leader Mike Patton, is his 'pop' project (although pop music must have changed a lot since I was a kid for a cover/record like this to be considered 'pop'). It's inspired by a cult thriller movie of the same name..

This was the first solo album by one of the two guitarists in the classical progressive group Sky and this presents similarly proggy/classical music.

This 1957 session is one of Pepper's finest early period works. Pepper was second only to Charlie Parker as a case study in just what bad boys the bad boys of bebop were and how amazing it was that they could play this fast, complex music while as...

A good one by the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released in the US). All instrumental, these feature great melodies performed on guitar, saxes & electric piano/synths on top of a solid rhythm section....

A good by the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released in the US). All instrumental, these feature great melodies performed on guitar, saxes & electric piano/synths on top of a solid rhythm section. If I ...

This is all four of the early electronic albums (The In Sound From Way Out, Spotlight on the Moog, The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound, Moog Indigo) by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley or Perrey on his own, originally released in 1966-1970...

These two were pioneers in terms of introducing electronic music to a wider audience in the mid 60s, using early electronic instruments and synthesis in commercials and etc. Their music is extremely dated now, but also extremely charmingly so...

The fourth and latest release by this American singer (and here singer/songwriter) who channels Americana / classic standards, and most surprisingly for such a young woman, bears a remarkable vocal resemblance to Billie Holliday while still obviously...

Anthony Phillips was the original guitarist with Genesis and he was also an important part of the band in terms of their compositions in the early days (up to Trespass).

"This is Anthony Phillips' first solo piano album (he made a second one a...

"Volume Seven in the Private Parts and Pieces series is entitled Slow Waves Soft Stars and was originally released in 1987. Volume Eight in the series is titled New England and was the first of the Private parts and Pieces albums was released in 1992."

Anthony Phillips was the original guitarist with Genesis and he was also an important part of the band in terms of their compositions in the early days (up to Trespass).

"This is an extremely underrated album from soft music master Ant...

"Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums from former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips alongside Harry Williamson (Mother Gong). Gypsy Suite was originally released in 1995 and is a collaboration between Anthony and Harry...

Third, final and best album by this Washington DC-based mathrock band from the 90s. DC has never been a big mathrock or brutal-prog town (too bad, but that's the way it is - you want agressive, complex music, head 40 miles north to Baltimore!), but...

Nic Potter was the original bassist of Van der Graaf Generator and he has worked with Hammill a bit on and off since he left during the recording of H to HE, when he left because the music was creepy (or something like that). This is Potter's first...

Wonderful, warm Brazilian music for acoustic guitar, joined by double bass, drums and percussion. Although not released until the mid 90s, this was recorded during a prime period, on May 12, 1974 in Paris.

"December 1996 brought a surprise...

"Perhaps the most legendary of all Japanese rock musicians, Shinki Chen is Japan's most celebrated guitarist. Before going on to form Food Brain, Speed, Glue & Shinki et al, Shinki worked with vocalist Eiji Takamura, who took the stage name 'Chibo'...

"On their first album of new material since 1991, The Well's on Fire is a return to form for Procol Harum. The band has shed most of the production gloss that dated The Prodigal Stranger and gets back to a beefier rock-based sound, resulting in their...

"Legendary Japanese rock outfit Les Rallizes Denudés were formed in 1967 and incredibly, for a group that had only one official release (Oz Days Live, a double vinyl compilation release in 1973), played their last gig almost 30 years later in October...

First album by a UK proto-progressive outfit that was released in the fall of 1970. Their second album, Time Is, is a minor classic and this isn't as good, but if you want more by them and you dig that 1970 exploratory vibe...

First album in almost 2 decades from this Polish avant band. "Reportaz - established 1982 in Poznan, Poland by Andrzej Karpinski and Piotr Lakomy. The name and idea came from Karpinski who created most of the music and lyrics. The group has emerged fro...

This is a very good price on the limited edition, hard-bound book edition of this 2006 release by The Residents that includes a larger booklet than comes with the jewel box edition. Pretty wild and disturbing imagery and concept; the parental advisory...

"Making contemporary progressive rock, using the instruments and sounds of the golden era in progressive music, was the main idea behind the Retroheads concept. It started out as one mans dream about a band that could tribute the free spirits of the...

"Now here's a tribute album with a twist... Riley & Co. play the music of Thelonious Monk in a pianoless septet. Instead of having a pianist do a second rate Monk imitation, 4 horns and a guitar are used to reproduce Monk's inimitable piano voicings...

Third solo album by the instrumental force behind Mars Volta, this is the most 'band-sounding' solo album he's done so far, with most of Mars Volta appearing on it somewhere....

AKA 'two high guys making some noise.'
"The self-titled collaborative album between Omar Rordriguez Lopez (of The Mars Volta) and his late band mate, Jeremy Michael Ward, will come as something of a departure for fans of Rodriguez Lopez's vast...

"Now in his mid-70s, Sonny Rollins plays with undiminished passion on this, his first new studio recordings in five years. Sonny, Please also marks a turning point in Rollins's life: his wife died in 2004, and he soon thereafter departed Milestone...

While they last, this is $6.00 off the usual price. And it's a great album.

I've been following the work and albums of composer and pianist Michele Rosewoman for 20 years, ever since hearing her album "Quintessence" and it blowing me away....

"Todd Rundgren's Utopia Live At Hammersmith Odeon 75 captures the iconic progressive rock band performing their first UK concert. While the concert recording has long been a fan favorite, it has never been commercially available until now."...