|Casey, Howie - Twist at the Top|
(Fontana TFL-5180 UK-62 VG+ 400:-)
This ace sax blower started his long career in Liverpool back in 1959 with Derry & The Seniors. In 1961, he began fronting the Seniors, and the following year his first (and sole) album came out: an explosive mixture of beat, rock 'n' roll & twist. Derry and The Seniors have the unique distinction of being the first Liverpool band to play in Hamburg, Germany. And since then, he's gone on to record with Paul McCartney & Wings, Ringo Starr, The Who, Cliff Richard, Marc Bolan, Mott The Hoople, Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, Paice Ashton & Lord, Gilbert O'Sullivan to name just a few.
|Christie, Lou - Lightnin' Strikes |
(MGM CS-8008 UK-66 EX 400:-)
Lou Christie hit number one with the title track of this album, Lightnin' Strikes, and it is a perfect three-minute pop tune produced by the legendary Charles Calello.
|Clapton & Stevie Winwood, Eric - Live from Madison Square Garden|
(Warner/Reprise 9362-49798 EU-09 275:-)
History rocked and rock made history during a sold-out three-gig stand at Madison Square Garden in late February 2008 when icons Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood performed a concert together for the first time since their all-too-brief days in the legendary Blind Faith in 1969.
Whether they will ever team again is unknown. With Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live From Madison Square Garden, fans everywhere are able to experience the sound and the glory of a performance on that famous stage by two of rock's greatest artists. This 3-LP Box Set includes an exclusive lithograph featuring a photo taken by Danny Clinch at the legendary shows.
|Clash - Super Black Market Clash|
(Columbia 495352-1 UK-94 EX 450:-)
An expanded version of the Black Market Clash EP, the 3 x 10" vinyl Super Black Market Clash adds assorted singles and remixes to the original recording but actually omits several that were on the original EP ("Capital Radio One," "Cheat," "Bank Robber," and "Armagideon Time"). A couple of tracks aren't that interesting, but the majority of the disc is splendid, featuring some of the band's best but unfortunately overlooked tracks, including "The Prisoner," "Gates of the West," and "Capital Radio."
|Cole, Jerry - Hot Rod Dance Party|
(Capitol ST-2061 US-64 EX 400:-)
Throughout the '60s and , guitarist/songwriter Jerry Cole worked with some of the most prominent talents in rock'n'roll, including Them, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and as a session man in Phil Spector's "Wrecking Crew." With his own group the Spacemen, Cole released four albums of space-age surf music in just over two years, beginning with 1963's Outer Limits. This is his second album from 1964.
|Cooper, Alice - Along came a Spider|
(SPV 90601 EU-08 EX 350:-)
Shock rock patriarch Alice Cooper steps up to his musical cauldron, tossing in key elements from the '70s, '80s, and '90s, with the chilling concept album Along came a Spider. For this landmark 25th studio release (and first for SPV Records), Alice spins the tale of an arachnid-obsessed serial killer. In archetypical fashion, Cooper's dry delivery and macabre lyrics give the listener a bird's-eye view inside the mind of a murdering madman.
Limited Edition 11-track LP pressed on CLEAR Vinyl - presented in a gatefold picture sleeve.
|Coyne, Kevin - Marjory Razorblade|
(Virgin VD-251 UK-73 VG+ 350:-)
Of the four or five Kevin Coyne albums that fans routinely describe as his best ever, Marjory Razorblade is by far the best known in the wider world, a consequence not only of the enormous critical splash it made upon its original release in 1973, but also because of the ripples it continued sending out long after the fact. Four years later, Johnny Rotten singled out the album's "Eastbourne Ladies" as one of his all-time favorite records, while the strumming, thrumming "Marlene" is one of those records whose failure to become a monster hit single continues to baffle and bewilder.
Original 20-track vinyl double LP on the black & white 'two virgins' label, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless - a superb copy of this hard to find gem!
|Cream - Disraeli Gears|
(Creation 594 003 UK-67 EX 1500:-)
Recorded in the U.S. in a three-and-a-half day flurry of inspired activity before the band members' visas expired, Disraeli Gears continued to present the legendary, unprecedented rock power-trio acrobatics pioneered by Cream on their debut Fresh Cream. The acronymic "SWLABR (She Walked Like a Bearded Rainbow)" for instance, featured some of the band's most fiery instrumental interplay. The album, with its eye-catching day-glo cover, was produced by Felix Pappalardi (who went on to co-found the Cream-inspired Mountain) and once again featured collaborations between singer/bassist Jack Bruce and lyric poet Pete Brown. The Top Five hit "Sunshine Of Your Love," however, was written by Brown and Eric Clapton. That iconic riff-rocker, along with the slinky, bluesy "Strange Brew," and the mythographic, wah-wah stomper "Tales of Brave Ulysses" was a staple of rock radio forever after, making Disraeli Gears one of the seminal '60s rock albums.
Rare original 1967 UK first issue 11-track stereo vinyl LP, fully laminated picture sleeve. Both sleeve and vinyl are graded Excellent. A wonderful copy of this landmark album, with no need to ever upgrade!
|Cure - Kiss Me! Kiss Me! Kiss Me!|
(Polydor 33MM-0566/7 Jap-87 EX 400:-)
This hefty double album often sounds more like a compilation than a coherent whole, with musical ideas bouncing frantically back and forth. Nevertheless, in typical Cure style, Kiss Me! Kiss Me! Kiss Me! successfully combines catchy pop with bitter despair.
Japanese picture label 18-track double vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside, complete with glossy 4-page Japanese text biography/lyric insert and original obi-strip.