Catalog #3 - Spring/Summer 2010 Auction & Set Sale

(This catalog is closed, sold items are listed below)

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2. ART OF THE GIFTED: same (no label, US 1988)  Along with Koes Bersaudara, this is surely the most unusual album in this list. Recorded in 1985, this is music made by patients at mental hospitals in Colorado! The works include an outstanding dark folk/s-sw tune titled "Secret Of The Night" and the very strange and unsettling "State Hospital Tune" by Jean M. But that's not all -- the mentor behind this LP project was Dr Alan Melinger, formerly with '60s Texas garage legends the Iguanas and IA artists Endle St Cloud! Melinger even has a couple of his own songs on this album. Read all about the story behind this unique artifact and hear some sound clips here. The producer was contacted in late 2009 and had exactly 5 sealed copies of the album left, this is the final unsold one of those. Last chance! S/S
 
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7. BEAT MERCHANTS: V/A (2-LP Warner Bros, UK 1976 monoBack from the ancient days when '60s-oriented compilations were a concern for major record labels, this is a classic double LP sampler of early British beat groups -- basically the 2nd and 3rd-tier bands who never made it to the US. The music is generally outstanding, with tight bands, good vocalists, and energy and enthusiasm in spades. As a retro collector phenomena, this era peaked early (the '70s) and like the equally great Merseybeat '62-64 sampler, this music sounds fresh and cool as hell in 2009. There are 43 (!) tracks, more than 100 minutes of music, all in glorious mono. Beautiful copy, including insert. M-/M-
 
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8. JACK BEDIENT & THE CHESSMEN: In Concert (Chessmen, US 1970s)  This long-running Northwestern band bid farewell to their Reno casino fan-base with this priceless, occasionally unbelievable record. It's a mix of styles that is extreme ever for lounge-rock, with ultra-crooner versions of things like "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" side by side with super heavy fuzz-rock versions of "Proud Mary", "Purple Haze" and even Sly Stone. "Light My Fire" somehow manages to blend these two styles. It's a good recording, well-played and very well-sung (the guy sounds like Roy Orbison) but ultimately just plain old weird fun! The release date is often given as '1969' which is obviously incorrect. Great photos of the aging band members. M-/EX
 
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9. TERRY BLACK: The Black Plague (Arc, Canada 1966)  Here's one you don't see too often nowadays. With an album title and cover lettering like an '80s metal LP, young Terry Black delivers something rather different: a string of moody beat/folkrock originals composed by PF Sloan & Steve Barri. There are covers of two Lennon-McCartney numbers the Beatles never recorded, and to make things "scary" like the album title suggests, entertaining teen versions of "Sinner Man" and "Them Bones". The rest is all Sloan-Barri. The days when this LP sold for $200 are long gone, but it's still a cool trip of some historical relevance, and a quality slab of mid-'60s music. The back cover has a bit of discoloration from moisture along the opening, otherwise in nice shape. The disc is very clean, just one inaudible hairline on side 1. Front cover EX, back cover VG++, disc M-.
 
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11. BRAIN POLICE: same (Rockadelic, US 1968/1997)  First, deluxe reissue of this San Diego 60s album, originally only released as a demo. Popular title on the Rockadelic label, mixing a later-day UK mod organ-led club sound with Sunset Strip fuzz teenbeat. Die-cut sleeve with insert. M-/M-
 
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12. BUMP: same (Pioneer, US 1970)  Original copy of this increasingly hard to find classic, released by a small regional label. As the review in the Acid Archives indicates, this is one of the best albums in the mid-period organ/guitar psych style. Mandatory to any serious collection of classic psych -- and as usual, none of the reissues capture the full, bright dynamics of the original. Not the world's greatest pressing, but this copy is clean except for a mark in the middle of side 1, which tics on and off during S1T3 -- not terribly loud or disturbing, but it's there. The sleeve is strong, just some minor aging/shelf wear. Copies have sold as high as $700-800, here's a more humane price. Disc a strong EX except one track VG++, sleeve EX.
 
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14. CHANCE: In Search (Macho, US 1981)  One of several cool finds from the early '80s that popped up in the early 2000's, this thoroughly entertaining LP mixes moody macho vocals with relentless guitarleads and a driving rock sound. The Acid Archives says it sounds like Steve Linnegar's Snakeshed with Robert Mitchum on vocals, and who am I to disagree? No weak tracks, with a peak in two great psych-flavored tunes on side 2. This copy is M- but has a bit of a moisture damage in the lower right corner, where small pieces of the cover slick have peeled off. With inner lyric sleeve. M-/EX
 
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15. CHRISTOPHER & ISABELLA: 1966 (no label, US 1966) Only a handful of copies are known to exist of this early private press, recorded by the couple as a Christmas gift to friends. It's moody folk with Isabella's dark, husky, Shirley Collins-like vocals to the fore. A good one for fans of Square Root Of Nine, Tryad, etc. The front cover (the generic 'Birmingham Sunday' sun dial) has some shelf wear, while the disc is clean. This copy has a noteworthy provenance, as it used to belong to a friend of the couple who is thanked in the back cover credits; they have also added signed greetings on the back cover. Listed in 5001 Record Collector Dreams with 3 discs for value. M-/VG++.
 
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17. COSMIC TRAVELLERS: Live At The Diamond Crater (re Dodo, Italy 1972/2002)  Quite possibly THE best private press live jam record from the original acidrock era, with dynamite guitar playing and a superbly tight but free-spirited band, reminiscent of the SF ballroom groups at their best. This exact reissue on an Akarma subsidiary (I think) is beautifully done and even went to the trouble of reprinting the poster that came with the original. Read the liner notes about 'smiling Drake Levin' (RIP) and how this all came to happen in a cloud of marijuana, and then let Jimmy McGhee's leads rip holes through the very fabric of space-time. Great LP, personal fave. This reissue is not very easy to find today, and originals are $600+. Still in shrink, with poster. M-/M-
 
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20. CHARLIE EARNST: A Question Of Faith (Waltersdorff, US 1974)  Rated by many as one of the best discoveries in recent years, the strongest tracks on this album are top-level, Neil Young-influenced rural rock a la Shadrack Chameleon. The opening 8-minute epic is particularly good. A few sealed copies were left with Earnst, long gone now. This opened copy was recently found out in the Pennsylvania wilderness, and is as beautiful as the one I had last catalog, which sold instantly then. M-/M-
 
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21. CARL ERDMANN: Bizarrophytes (no label, US 1980)  A still undiscovered gem for late-night acid trippers, with warm, atmospheric soundscapes ranging from Pete Fine guitar tapestries over Handgjort sitar workouts into Sky Sulamyth space journeys, held together as a coherent work by Erdmann's talent and artistic presence. One of those Texas private presses that doesn't sound like it's from Texas at all. May appeal to prog fans in a William Nowik kind of way. Get this excellent LP before it gets really expensive. Still in shrink. M-/M-
 
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22. FRACTION: Moon Blood (re Angelus, US 1971/1995)  We don't have to tell you about this one, right? This is the near-exact reissue from the mid-'90s, complete with the die-cut window cover, exact label reproductions, lyric sheet, and better sound than the crappy Radioactive/Phoenix repro. The best Moon Blood reissue ever, and of course long out of print now. M-/M-
 
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23. FRIENDSOUND: Joyride (RCA, US 1969)  A lot of people still haven't discovered this outstanding head-trip from a group of LA heads, including ex-members of Paul Revere & The Raiders and Beat Of The Earth! As heavy a trip into aural hallucinatory spaces as Algarnas Tradgard or 50 Foot Hose; this is pure psychedelia. Beautiful disc, minor shelfwear on the sleeve. M-/EX
 
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24. THE FYFTH: Here Comes The Fyfth (RPC, US 1969?)  Crudely recorded teenage harmony folk on the famous custom label. Weird loner folk version of "Light My Fire" is a high point, and a very spooky take on "Sinner Man" is memorable too. Also a Dylan cover. Some female lead vocals and a few band originals. It ain't the Search Party but may interest RPC and/or basement folk collectors. Mediocre custom pressing with vinyl hazing but otherwise a clean copy, still in shrink, with band business card attached. Interestingly, one of the members is named 'Rex Richardson', which may or may not be the guy who had a scarce loner folk LP about 10 years later. EX/M-
 
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26. ALLEN GINSBERG: Ginsbergs At The ICA (Saga, UK 1967)  In the middle of the Summer Of Love, Ginsberg took his father with him to London for a series of joint poetry readings. At the ICA arts center a recording was made and shortly after released as an LP by the well-known independent Saga label (Magic Mixture, etc). From a psychedelic perspective this is probably Ginsberg's most interesting recording, as his entire side is devoted to hallucinogen-inspired poems, which he also makes clear in his introduction. The remarkable "Wales Visitation" and its magically flowing LSD wordplay received its first official appearance via this record -- it was written just a few weeks before the reading, and did not appear in print until 1968. The laminated sleeve has some wear and a small sticker residue, while the disc has a bit of hazing and hairlines, but plays clean. There is some high-end distortion at the beginning, but this is due to the overloaded PA at the ICA, not the record. In its humble way, an outstanding artifact from the peak of '60s psychedelic culture. EX/VG++
 
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34. INDEX: same (re DC Records, US 1967/2004 autographed)  Although it's one of the most legendary private pressings of all, there still exists only one exact reissue of the first Index album -- this one. Self-released by the band several years ago, distribution of this limited edition LP was spotty, and many collectors still don't know it came out. The sound is much, much better than the old Voxx bootleg, while still retaining the unique basement atmosphere of the original recording. Both front and back cover are exactly replicated. This sealed copy has been uniquely signed by Index main guy Jim Valice on the back cover shrink wrap.S/S
 
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38. JAN & LORRAINE: Gypsy People (ABC, US 1969)  Original copy of increasingly expensive femme folkrock-psych masterpiece, as good as Linda Perhacs in my ears. The exquisite gatefold sleeve has some minor shelfwear only, while the disc is totally clean except for an innocent-looking hairline that clicks during a part of S2T3; it's during the loud drone section so it's not very noticable. An affordable copy of a great album. Tiny coh.One track VG++, otherwise strong EX/EX
 
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39. KAK: same (re Epic US 1969/Italy c1986)  At first glance this may look like a 1969 Epic original, but it's the old Italian counterfeit once more. The guys behind this release spent a lot of energy and time copying the original, including re-setting the printed text, exactly imitating the labels, and carving 'correct' matrix numbers into the dead wax. But it's still a bootleg repro and nothing else. For the most exact Kak reissue you'll ever find, here's an EX/EX copy with some hairlines on the disc and clear scotch tape along the spine.
 
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40. KAUFMANN & CABOOR: Songs From Suicide Bridge (Donkey Soul, US 1984)  Despite the release year, this is excellent early '70s-sounding melancholic drifter folkrock from California. The top tracks are outstanding and all over this is an above average album that has gained many fans in recent years.Beautiful textured gatefold cover. Will be in the next Acid Archives. My last spare copy. M-/M-
 
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41. BERT KEELY: Take Me Home  (private, US 1979)  Here's a recent discovery that's already created quite a buzz. It's a moody '70s westcoast sound with a full electric setting, unlike the usual singer-songwriter and folk obscurities. Good songs, Garcia-like guitar leads, mellow vocals, and a personal, introspective mood. "Old Friend" combines dark Tim Buckley moods with soaring fuzz leads.A used copy recently sold for $375 on eBay. My last sealed copy, and Keely himself is out of copies now. S/S
 
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44. THE KIDS OF WIDNEY HIGH: Special Music From Special Kids (Rounder, US 1988)  A modern classic in the same style as the Hi-Hopes Band, meaning kids with mental development issues such as Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy. According to the liner notes, "most of them have behavior problems as well". The songs are written and sung by various handicapped teenagers, and some of the lead vocals go very deep into strange zones. The backing is done by a regular rock band which makes the record a lot more listenable than you may expect, and brings out the charm and realness of the young artists' performances. "Insects" is really spooky, and the morose singing subverts the message of "Stand Up And Dance". Over the years this band has become famous, but this is their earliest release, put out by the indie Rounder label. Unique and fun, with band photos to rival Hi Hopes. With insert. M-/M-
 
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47. LEND A HAND: Lend A Hand (Lenihan, US 1972?)  Here's one you don't see too often, in fact probably one of the five rarest LPs in this catalog. It's private press vocal harmony folk and folkrock with mostly female vocals from a young christian band. Basically the same style as Rasberry Jam, but a little further into the 1970s, as evident from a cover of the haunting "By My Side" from Godspell. Another highpoint is an instrumental 'rock' (with electric guitar) medley from Jesus Christ Superstar, and a good version of "Get Together". There is good use of flute, some tracks with a full band setting, and lots of angelic harmonies. There is a small but devoted fan-base for this type of records today, and this album contains everything the genre requires. Not a perfect pressing but a beautiful copy, still in shrink. EX/M-
 
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51. McKENNA, TERENCE & DENNIS: The Invisible Landscape (Seabury Press, US 1975) first hardcover edition  Mushroom-inspired fringe science from the McKenna brothers, detailing the relationship between psychedelic drugs, DNA, holograms, evolution, the I-Ching and more. Terence McKenna's first published work, here in its earliest state (later revised and reprinted). Minimal rubbing to dust-jacket. M-
 
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52. McKINNEY: same (Bee Hole, US 1976)  This ex-Sugar Creek album is poorly documented, but contains top-quality rural rock and Americana roots music somewhat like Sodbusters, except better. Recorded in the early 1970s with originals all through, and a relaxed, reflective outdoors mood. The outstanding "Angelina" is a high-point worthy of Willie Nelson. My last sealed copy. S/S
 
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53. MOODS: Live At Turner Hall (Acr-Kno-Bel, US 1968) Vintage '60s live club recording from Texas combo, including tight, rocking garage versions of "Hey Joe", "Gloria", "Suzie-Q", etc, along with more obscure numbers. There is some moisture damage in the lower right section of the sleeve, mainly on the back cover. Otherwise a solid copy of this seldom seen LP, which has sold as high as $700. EX/VG+
 
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55. THE NEWS: same (XPL, US 1974)  Word is finally getting around on this outstanding '60s flashback from '74, which is quite a bit like Creme Soda in its talented and energetic extension of the best part of '60s folkrock and early psychedelia. Very cool LP, check out the Acid Archives book for enthusiastic comments. On the same CT custom label as D R Hooker. Still in shrink. M-/M-
 
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56. WILLIAM NOWIK: Pan Symphony In E Minor (Mango, US 1974)  One of the most interesting finds of recent years is this mushroom-influenced psych/prog instro suite, which goes from mysterious nocturnal moods into acid fuzz guitar leads and back. Impressive and organic, with a wide appeal. The album had no distribution and was reportedly pressed in a few hundred copies, but it's still surprising that it remained buried for so long. There's some vinyl hazing and very slight bending of the sleeve from being in storage for 30+ years, but otherwise a perfect copy. With insert. Still in shrink. M-/M-
 
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57. OCTOBER: same (CSRS, US 1979) Unheard by most, this Michigan private press contains atmospheric late-night keyboard/violin/guitar prog-rock with eerie psychedelic undertones. Arresting, inventive music. Copies aren't offered too often. Nice keeper condition, despite the mediocre pressing (including a few tiny vinyl bubbles).With insert. EX disc, EX front cover, strong VG++ back cover.
 
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60. PATTERSON & PULTS: Second Time Around (Up To Snuff, US 1979) + BOB PULTS solo  45  The less famous but almost as good second album from this highly regarded Texas rural folkrock duo, whose debut Grand Tetons has a lot of fans. This follow-up, recorded in 1979 but not released until 1984, continues in the same style, as evident from the outstanding westcoast-flavored opening track and several more strong tracks. Good one to file next to Kaufmann & Caboor, Will & James Ragar, John Villemonte, etc.Still in shrink, M-/M-.

Included is also a solo 45 that Bob Pults released in 1984, probably at the same time that he had the LP pressed up.
 
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62. PHANTASIA: same (re World In Sound, Germany 1972/2003)  Ah yes, one of my favorite bands of all among the wealth of great private press music from the US 1970s . Unlike the old Austrian T.U.T partial reissue, this exactly replicates the band's original ultra-rare demo discs, of which the first in particular is amazingly good. Beautiful W.I.S packaging with thick textured gatefold sleeve, detailed (scary) biography liner notes, and of course the bonus 10" disc of the band's 1-sided, second demo included. Quickly sold out, and hard to find today. M-/M-
 
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66. RANDY & THE GOATS: On The Lam (Broken, US 1981)  Although he's from Albany, Randy Would sounds like he's spent at least 10 years hanging out in the wrong streets of Manhattan (pre-gentrification) and picked up old fragments of Lou Reed's and Bob Dylan's souls that were left in the gutter. Droney urban rock with piercing guitar leads, sounding not unlike George Brigman in parts, and thanks to Randy's artistic presence and sense of style, completely convincing. Cool record with wide appeal. Still in shrink. M-/M-
 
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67. RASBERRY JAM / PEOPLE: If Only We Have Love (House Of Guitars, US 1969)  This album features two obscure New Jersey groups playing 'folk' (Rasberry Jam) and 'rock' (People) respectively. Both sides are of some interest, with the Rasberries doing their trademark vocal harmony folk-folkrock; a little more '60s-coffeehouse than their next album (see below) but still with a couple of originals and plenty of atmosphere. The People (who simply may be Rasberry Jam with electric backing) may interest psych collectors as they play some fuzz/organ covers that are rather cool, including a fun "White Rabbit" and the Beatles' rarely done "Birthday". Some female vocals here too. This is one of two copies left with the producer when contacted recently, and it's obviously his old 'play' copy, with a generous amount of visual wear. However it plays rather clean, with some passing pops here and there. The front cover is clean except for minor moisture damage at the bottom left corner (see scan). The back cover is blank, as issued. Both Rasberry Jam albums are pretty hard to find, as no quantities never have been (nor will ever be) found. A strong VG++/VG++.
 
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68. RASBERRY JAM: same (House Of Guitars, US 1970)  The only 'real' album from this NJ teenage folkrock outfit, who earlier appeared on two various artist records. I must admit I found this surprisingly enjoyable, with exclusively band originals, dreamy male-female vocal harmonies, and a charming church basement vibe like the Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9. Lots of strumming guitars and excellent youthful vocals, and a friendly, slightly moody atmosphere. There are a couple of stark downer songs with female vocals, and also tracks about beating a drug addiction, another one about death. A fine trip in time -- and quite hard to find. The producer was recently contacted and had only 2 copies left each of this and the record above, and they were used copies. This one has some marks and lines but after a VPI overhaul it plays clean 90% of the time. S2T3 is the weakest spot, otherwise there are about two spots on each side with 'clicks' for maybe 10 revolutions. S2T2 has a small gauge but plays through the spot with 1.75 g needle pressure on my turntable. The cover is still in shrink, with moisture damage at the utmost edge near the opening (see scan) where the shrink didn't protect it. Not many copies have been found of this album. All over VG++/VG++, you may need 10 years to find a M- one.
 
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69. RELATIVELY CLEAN RIVERS: same (reissue Radioactive, UK 2005)  A stray second hand copy of this exact repro of Phil Pearlman's 1976 classic, one of the most legendary rural rock private pressings. The long out-of-print reissue exactly duplicates the foldout cover and came in a numbered edition of 1000 (this is #028). This copy has a small crack in the center top seam of the back panel from shipping which has been repaired, otherwise perfect copy. M-/EX
 
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70. RUSH: The Way It Is (Sadbird, US 1974)  One of my favorite discoveries of last year was this previously undocumented club band LP from Maine. No relation to the famous Canadian group, of course. It's a live-recording with a tight, Santana-influenced organ/guitar sound. Side 1 is good (one horn-laden ballad excepted), but side 2 is great, including a top-flight westcoast psych tune titled "Illusions Of Times Past", and blazing guitar-driven rock on the other tracks. It's very hard to find this LP without lots of sleeve wear, but this is the cleanest one I've seen. The disc has some minor lines only and a small mark that tics for the last 3-4 revolutions of the last track (during the fadeout). EX/EX
 
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74. SAVAGES: Live 'N Wild (re Duane/Resurrection, US 1966/1984)  With originals well into the $1000+ zone, this 25 year-old reissue has become desirable in its own right. It's nicely done too, with a remarkable level of detail in the cover reproduction. Still today, this is the only vinyl repro of this excellent garage/teenbeat album, really one of the best in the whole genre. M-/EX
 
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75. SHAGGS: Wink (MCM, US 1967)  Guaranteed original of this prep-rock classic, well-known among garage collectors already 25 years ago. From the prestigious Notre Dame school came this quintet with a jangly, Beatles/Byrds-inspired teenbeat album. I love the rubber band-sounding guitars! An excellent cover of "If I Were A Carpenter" and two moody originals are among the highlights. The well-known old Resurrection bootleg fails to capture the atmosphere of the original. Strong copy with a couple of inaudible hairlines and a little foxing on the back cover, still in shrink. EX/EX
 
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78. SPIFFYS: same (US Naval Academy, US 1967)  Debut album from this guitar/organ beach music combo of midshipmen enlisted at the US Naval Academy in Maryland. One good uptempo band original, the rest is 'English sound' and blue eyed soul covers, including "Gloria", "Satisfaction" and "Walk Away Renee". This copy has 'party' wear from back in the day, with various lines and odd marks. There's a long hairline on side 1 that ticks between tracks, but the music drowns out almost all noise. S1T3 is the weakest spot. The beautiful laminated sleeve is in near perfect shape, oddly enough. The harder to find of their two albums. VG++/M-
 
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~ The rarest US major label psych LP + 45 ~

80. SPIRITS & WORM: same (A & M, US 1969) + promo 45  At the Renaissance Fair we don't use the word 'rare' unless it means something, but here's a legendary object that certainly deserves being called 'rare'. I don't think more than 10-12 copies are known to exist of this LP, making it by far the rarest album from the psych era to come out on one of the major labels. And it was a real release mind you, not a 'demo press' or whatever nonsense you may read. The disc has the regular A & M labels and everything about it looks like a standard release -- except that it's almost impossible to find. It's still not clear why it's so rare, and I personally doubt the stories about it being withdrawn due to the "satanic" cover, even if the sleeve (both front and back) has a mysterious occult undertone. The music isn't the "Airplane style" some people have claimed, but a dynamic femme-led westcoast (even if from NY) pop-psych sound comparable to Neighb'rhood Childr'n or Yankee Dollar. However, the guitarwork is surprisingly advanced, and some of the lyrics and songs have the same strange undertone as the cover. If approached the right way, this is a cool album, and I must admit I didn't realize this until I forgot all the old inaccurate dealer hype. Furthermore, the original has a lively, sparkling sound not captured on the reissues. This copy has water damage on the lower left part of the cover (about 12 x 4 cm), which has been repaired. It doesn't affect anything important on the sleeve image (plants and soil) and is only 5% of the cover area, but it's there and up close the repair is easy to see (ask for detailed scans). The back cover has some white-on-white repair of the corresponding area. Otherwise a little shelf wear, but no seam splits, no writing or such. The good news is that the disc is in beautiful shape, a flawless M- except for a low 'whoosh' for 4-5 revolutions on S1T1. All over an EX/VG++ copy; a M- copy would be $1200 or more, if you can ever find one.

As a bonus (not shown on the photo) we're throwing in a M- copy of the promo-only pressing of the band's A & M 45, "Fanny Firecracker"/"You And I Together", which is rare in its own right and sounds different from the LP (possibly special 45 mixes, though I haven't compared directly).
 



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81. SPOILS OF WAR: same [first LP] (Shadoks, Germany 1999)  The very first release from Shadoks, and an instant classic with its heady mix of moody '60s garage-psych and early basement electronics. No need to explain this one, except to say that copies are not easy to find today. This is #336/450. Bonus single included, of course. Tiny corner bump. M-/M-
 
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84. MICHAEL STYERS: Bearing A Gentle Message (Myrddin, US 1980)  This late-phase hippie folkrock album raised some interest when it was first discovered about 10 years back, but since then copies have vanished and you rarely see it today. It's surprisingly good I think, with a laidback mystique from a clearly talented artist. It's a fully electric sound throughout and peaks with two psychedelic tracks on side 2 that sound like Donovan meets Grateful Dead. One of the best from the dread '80s, file it next to Blackburn & Lauren and T-Kail. Beautiful full color sleeve. The disc is a mediocre, shallow groove pressing and shows a few hairlines and minor rubbing, but plays clean except for a few light pops in the middle of each side. With insert. EX/EX
 
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85. SUGAR CREEK: same (Metromedia, US 1969)  Well-known but still underrated (and under-priced) first class late'60s psych/rock from this talented band. The music ranges from hypnotic Eastern psych over rural rock to blues-rock, but maintains a high quality throughout -- good playing, strong vocals, and a nice, powerful recording. A strong pressing too, which means that this copy plays completely clean despite some wear and lines. In terms of music per dollar value, one of the most worthwhile vintage titles. EX/EX
 
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86. SUPERFINE DANDELION: same (Mainstream stereo, US 1967)  Guaranteed original of this early Mainstream label release, complete with shrink wrap and a 44c discount sticker! An enjoyable, vintage '67 sound with high points in the garage psychy "Other Sidewalk" and several good Blue Things-style folkrockers. The disc shows no wear but has a pressing discoloration on S1T5 which does not affect play. Small dent at the center bottom seam and a coh top left. M-/EX
 
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89. [13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS:] Phonograph Record Magazine, March 1974  A 'Texas Rock'n'Roll Spectacular' issue with lengthy pieces by Chet Flippo and Greg Shaw on Texas '60s (primarily) music. Plenty of 13th Floor Elevators coverage, along with International Artists, Red Krayola, Sir Douglas Quintet, Mouse & The Traps, Vulcan Gas Co (incl photo), Armadillo HQ, and so forth. Walt Andrus talks about recording Easter Everywhere. All material unique to this issue. Horizontal fold and mailing label on front, otherwise M-
 
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92. TOTTY: same (Our First, US 1977)  Long-time favorite among local hardrock scholars, with a tight power trio sound and outstanding tracks like "Somebody Help Me" and the prog-flavored "Crack In The Cosmic Egg". Minor shelfwear on cover, very clean disc. M-/VG++
 
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95. VALLEY OF ASHES: Cavehill Hunter's Attrition (3 LP set,  Black Velvet Fuckere, US 2005). A future classic within modern psychedelia. Six LP sides of underground drone and jam trips from a Kentucky commune. Genuine lysergic vibe, comparable to Beat Of The Earth, Yahowa 13, Furekaaben. Obscure local pressing has some vinyl discoloration which does not affect play. Ltd ed of 500. M-/M-
 
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97. WINDWORDS: Shootin' The Breeze (no label, US 1979)  Obscure but highly appealing album that mixes CSNY & '70s Dead influences, with well-written westcoast songs and lots of fluid guitar-playing. Will appeal to fans of McKay Into You, with a similar late-night feel and moody undertone. I did an interview with these guys some years back, check it out here. Typical shallow groove late '70s pressing with some hazing and sleeve lines, but looks clean otherwise and plays perfect. M-/M-
 
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98. WINGED STALLION: Journey's Long (no label, US 1984)  Here's a previously unknown late-phase hippie westcoast album that was recently excavated. Recorded in 1981, the spirit of the aquarian age was still alive with this male/female outfit. The fully electric and richly produced sound is similar to Aeron, T-Kail or Sub Zero Band 10 years later. Not bad at all, will be in the next Acid Archives. With insert. S/S (shown on the scan is an opened copy I sold last list)
 
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100. YOUNG & RESTLESS: same (no label, US 1981)  Attractive and still almost unknown rural rock-country rock from the Midwest. The album has a mellow, romantic undertone which combines well with the pleasant male and female vocals and pro-sounding electric backing. The best tracks like "Bounty Hunter" and "Gini" sound not unlike Modlin & Scott. A neat little find, housed in a nice generic cover, will be in the next Acid Archives. M-/M-
 
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