|Kiss - Asylum|
(PolyStar R28R-2003 Jap-85 EX 300:-)
Following the departure of Ace Frehley in 1982, a revolving door of lead guitarists began which concluded with Bruce Kulick, whose tenure in the group lasted longer than Ace's. Bruce had played with a younger, harder edged Michael Bolton and his style of speedy yet emotive playing fit right in with Kiss' style. Produced by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Asylum retains the raw power of the previous 80's Kiss records, yet also contains a pop element that those records did not. The music is tight, and lyrically, well, if sex sells, then Kiss cashed in.
Japanese 10-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert plus limited edition 'Kiss' iron-on transfers and obi-strip.
|Kiss - Dynasty|
(Casablanca 22S-11 Jap-79 EX 350:-)
For many of the faithful, Dynasty marks a turning point in the Kiss story. Their first release after the members' solo albums, it was their last outing with drummer Peter Criss (he was on the cover of Unmasked, but not the tracks within), and Ace Frehley's departure wasn't far off. Dynasty is an album of some bombast, with slick production, the inevitable nod to disco ("I Was Made For Loving You"), a Stones cover ("2000 Man") and plenty of their trademark hard rock/pop hybrid. Japanese 9-track LP, picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert and yellow picture obi-strip with discography!
|Kiss - The Solo Albums: Ace, Gene, Paul & Peter|
(Casablanca VIP-6577/80 Jap-78 EX 2500:-)
Amazing set of FOUR 1978 Japanese solo LPs, with each album housed in its respective picture sleeve and each part complete with jigsaw mural poster, illustrated inner, Japanese/lyric insert and obi-strip. Both sleeves and vinyls are in Excellent condition!
|Kraftwerk - Man Machine|
(EMI Toshiba ECS-81083 Jap-78 EX 275:-)
The Man Machine is closer to the sound and style that would define early new wave electro-pop -- less minimalistic in its arrangements and more complex and danceable in its underlying rhythms. More pop-oriented than any of their previous work, the sound of The Man Machine -- in particular among Kraftwerk's oeuvre -- had a tremendous impact on the cold, robotic synth pop of artists like Gary Numan, as well as Britain's later new romantic movement. Original Japanese 6-track vinyl LP. Picture sleeve with picture labels, complete with Japanese insert & obi-strip.
|Kraftwerk - Radio Activity|
(Capitol ST-11457 US-75 EX 350:-)
A concept album exploring themes of broadcast communications, Radio Activity marked Kraftwerk's return to more obtuse territory, extensively utilizing static, oscillators, and even Cage-like moments of silence to approximate the sense of radio transmission; a pivotal record in the group's continuing development, the title track -- the first they ever recorded in English -- is their most fully realized electro-pop effort to date, while "The Voice of Energy" precipitates the robot voice so crucial to their subsequent work.
US Capitol 12-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve with original picture/lyric inner, complete with a sheet of 16 stickers!
|Kraftwerk - Tribal Gathering|
(King Klang KTG-001 Ger-? EX 400:-)
Six Tracks recorded live at Kraftwerk's legendary gig at the Tribal Gathering Festival on 25 May 1997. "Instore Sampler" on RED Vinyl.
|Kramer, Billy J - The Hits of Billy J Kramer|
(Regal REG-1057 UK-65 EX 375:-)
One of the most popular Merseybeat singers, Billy J Kramer (born Billy Ashton) was one of the most mild-mannered rockers of the entire British Invasion. He was gifted with several Lennon-McCartney songs in 1963 and 1964, several of which the Beatles never ended up recording. This is an Export Issue, pressed in England for sale overseas.
|Kula Shaker - Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts|
(Columbia 099749-314214 EU-99 EX 300:-)
After creating a stir with their debut album K, Kula Shaker follows up with a purposeful upping of the ante on PEASANTS. Like its predecessor, the album brashly melds the cinematic, spacy Britrock sweep of Spiritualized with Middle Eastern melodic touches (the mid-period Beatles are strongly evoked, especially on the flower power epic "Shower Your Love") and the occasional loop-oriented trip-hop touch. Original 12-track vinyl LP, presented in a great gatefold picture sleeve with embossed silver artist title, lyrics across the inner spread.
|Kuti, Fela Anikulapo - King of Afro Beat: Box Set 1|
(Barclay 31454-70351 Fra-99 900:-)
It's almost impossible to overstate the impact and importance of Fela Kuti to the global musical village: producer, arranger, musician, political radical, outlaw. He was all that, as well as showman par excellence, inventor of Afro-beat, an unredeemable sexist, and a moody megalomaniac. His death on August 3, 1997 of complications from AIDS deeply affected musicians and fans internationally, as a musical and sociopolitical voice on a par with Bob Marley was silenced. This Limited Edition (#05044) Vinyl Box Set contains Open & Close (1971), Gentleman (1973), Upside Down (1976), Yellow Fever (1976), J.J.D. (1977) and ITT (1980).