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Artist: BASHO, ROBBIE
Title: The Seal Of The Blue Lotus
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Originally released on John Faheys Takoma Records in 1965, The Seal Of The Blue Lotus is the debut album from American guitar soli legend Robbie Basho. In college Basho immersed himself in the study of Asian art and culture, even changing his last name to that of the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, and his music shows a much greater Eastern influence than contemporaries like John Fahey and Peter Lang. Basho was particularly entranced by the raga form which is apparent in classics like Dravidian Sunday from this album. A guitar solo masterwork." - 4 Men With Beards. On 180 gram vinyl.




Artist: CLUSTER
Title: Sowiesoso
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Moebius and Roedelius aka Cluster, released this, their fourth album in 1976. Electronic rhythms combine with bubbling synths, piano and guitar to create sonic landscapes of pure bliss. Some of the greatest ambient electronic music ever, Cluster were on the cutting edge of German space-rock, and pioneers whose influence can still be felt today." - 4 Men With Beards
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Artist: CLUSTER & ENO
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Originally recorded and released in 1977, this pioneering ambient album brought together several legends of progressive electronic music: Brian Eno, solo artist and collaborator with David Bowie, Robert Fripp, and Roxy Music; Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius aka Cluster, both of whom made dozens of ground-breaking recordings throughout the 70s; and Conny Plank, who recorded everyone from Neu! to Ash Ra Tempel to Devo. This album was the first of several celebrated collaborations between these artists, whose influence looms over such current bands as Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, and Mouse On Mars." - 4 Men With Beards.

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: America
Format: Double LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
"Originally released in 1971, America is one of the artistic high points of John Faheys career. And yet, for nearly 30 years it was not heard in its entirety, as what was originally intended as a double album was pared down to a single LP. 4 Men With Beards is proud to present the complete America double album, released on vinyl for the first time ever. Fahey himself had this to say about America: "Out of all the songs I ever wrote, I consider only two of them epic or classic or in the great category and they are both on this record." Deluxe gatefold packaging that includes a reproduction of the original illustrated booklet. 180 gram vinyl." - 4 Men With Beards.

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: Blind Joe Death Volume 1
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
180-gram vinyl. "For several years major labels had been issuing records in both mono and stereo formats. By 1967 Takoma was doing well enough financially to justify the recording of Faheys first and second albums for the burgeoning stereo market. Thus Vol.1: Blind Joe Death, as the record would be titled henceforth, was recorded for the third time and it is probably this release that most people are familiar with today. For the new version Fahey recorded all but one song on the album. He recorded one new track for the reissue: “Im Gonna Do All I Can for My Lord.” His new take of the Episcopal hymn “In Christ There Is No East or West” would become the most well-known and oft-played song on the album." - 4 Men With Beards.

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: Death Chants, Breakdowns, and Military Waltzes
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
180-gram vinyl. "Death Chants is John Faheys second album, following the brilliantly apocryphal Blind Joe Death. As massive as that earlier work was, it represented only a tentative first step towards the fields of hodologic splendor that our hero would go on to create. Death Chants represents a much more fully realized syncretism of the modernist and primitive poles between which Fahey wobbled. It is also the first album he deigned to release entirely under his own name and the one with which he truly began to cast a shadow across the blandly-lit landscape of the worlds subconscious." - 4 Men With Beards.
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Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: The Dance of Death and Other Plantation Favorites
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
180-gram vinyl. "Originally released in 1964, Dance of Death offers a glimpse of an artist in transformation. More than half the albums titles draw from the traditional blues and country repertoire Fahey had spent his teen years and young adulthood collecting, listening to, and learning to play, yet the recordings proved once and for all that his interests lay in musical transfigurations rather than preservation -- Fahey was not afraid to use these old tunes as raw material." - 4 Men With Beards.

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: The Transcendental Waterfall: Guitar Excursions 1962-1967
Format: 6LP Box Set
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $130.00
"The Transcendental Waterfall: Guitar Excursions 1962-1967 is a 6-LP box set drawing from John Faheys best, and most influential, period. Included in the set are Blind Joe Death, Death Chants, Breakdowns, And Military Waltzes, The Dance Of Death And Other Plantation Favorites, The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party, The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death, and Days Have Gone By, all reissued on 180 gram vinyl with deluxe tip-on jackets. Also included are a t-shirt (size L only), a poster, and a postcard, all of which are housed in a deluxe box. An amazing package featuring some of the most important guitar solo recordings of the 20th century. Limited to 2,000 numbered copies." - 4 Men With Beards.

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: Voice of the Turtle
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"The Voice of the Turtle is one of the most beguiling albums from one of Americas most legendarily beguiling musicians. Originally released in 1968 on his own Takoma label, Fahey credits some of the compositions and performances to the fictional guitarist Blind Joe Death, and some of the songs are actually rumored to not be Fahey at all but in fact obscure blues 78s. Whatever the case may be, its one of Faheys most adventurous and beautiful LPs. Reissued here on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket with an exact replica of the original 12 page booklet." -4 Men With Beards.

Artist: FAUST
Title: So Far
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
2012 repress, 180 gram vinyl. "Originally released in 1972, this is the second album from Uwe Nettelbecks legendary Krautrock group Faust. More song oriented than the first record, So Far is an absolute stone classic of outsider (pop) music reissued here in its original packaging (including reproductions of all 10 inserts). Received a 9.6 rating from Pitchfork Media." -4 Men With Beards.
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Artist: FAY, BILL
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"London singer-songwriter Bill Fay released two albums on the Deram label in the early 70s and promptly disappeared into relative obscurity for 30+ years. In the last 10 years or so those albums have finally begun to get the recognition they deserve, and 4 Men with Beards is proud to be able to bring them back into circulation on 180 gram LP. First up is the self-titled debut from 1970, an absolute classic of British folk-rock." -4 Men With Beards.

Artist: FAY, BILL
Title: Time of the Last Persecution
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Time of the Last Persecution is Bill Fays second and final album for the Deram label, originally released in 1971. An absolute classic of melancholy (borderline morbid) folk-rock that falls somewhere between Pearls Before Swine, Leonard Cohen, and a suicide prevention hotline. Time of the Last Persecution is almost single-mindedly obsessed with end times so its fitting that this brilliant album would be his last release for over 30 years. Now that Fay is back with a new and highly lauded album, its high time that his classic, definitive statement, is available again on 180 gram vinyl." -4 Men With Beards.

Artist: FLIPPER
Title: Album - Generic Flipper
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The first record from San Franciscos legendary Flipper, originally released in 1982. Post-hardcore? Post-punk? Art-rock? Despite being a part of SFs punk scene, Flipper were really only punk in spirit, eschewing conventions and making no concessions. Sludgy, distorted, atonal, noise-rock jams that sound as urgent and heavy as they must have 25 years ago. A huge influence on bands such as Nirvana (their current line-up includes Krist Novoselic on bass) and The Melvins. Album - Generic Flipper contains the classics Sex Bomb, and Life." - Water.
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Artist: FLIPPER
Title: Gone Fishin
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
180 gram vinyl. "The second and final studio album for the original lineup of S.F.s Flipper was first released in 1984. Flipper took the punk tag to extremes, as no other band in the world was playing punk this slow, sludgy, dark and disturbed. Featuring the haunting Survivors Of The Plague and the public incrimination of Sacrifice, Gone Fishin is an art-punk classic that holds up alongside their more heralded debut." -4 Men With Beards

Artist: FLIPPER
Title: Public Flipper Limited: Live 1980-1985
Format: Double LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
180 gram vinyl, full color gatefold sleeve with Flipper on tour game insert. "Public Flipper Limited was originally released in 1986 as a double LP of live material culled from 1980-1985. The sound quality and playing are both a grimy, distorted mess, which suits the band just fine. Always alternating between endearing and abrasive, Flipper left no room for the middle ground of like. The album title is a shot at John Lydon and his alleged plagiarism of Flippers artwork for his own PIL and it proves that Flipper was never opposed to alienating its audience, no matter how sanctified. Harsh, art-rock classics from one of SFs most important post-hippy era bands." - 4 Men With Beards

Artist: FLIPPER
Title: Sex Bomb Baby!
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Repressed. 180 gram vinyl, printed inner sleeve with lyrics. "Originally released in 1987, Sex Bomb Baby is actually a collection of Flipper material dated no later than 1982, comprised of singles, B-sides, and compilation tracks. The single version of Sex Bomb is an all-out classic, a frenetic, yelping punk answer to Louie, Louie and the rest is no slouch either -- outrageous, harsh, sludge-punk from San Franciscos finest." -4 Men With Beards.

Artist: MOONDOG
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Moondogs debut release, originally on the Prestige label, came out in 1956, long after hed become a legendary New York City street performer. The blind Kansas native showcases his talent for the minimal and avant-garde here, with compositions driven by percussion and Japanese-inspired melodies, complimented by street sounds, recitations and animal noises. Bizarre even for todays standards, its a wonder this was released over a half-century ago. A brilliant debut." -4 Men With Beards

Artist: MOONDOG
Title: The Story Of Moondog
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Originally released on Prestige in 1957, this is the third LP from NYC street performer and avant-garde/minimalist composer Moondog. Perhaps the least accessible of his early releases, this album is made up of percussive jams, usually on instruments of his own creation, street sounds, poetry and Far East melodies, despite opening with a swinging number that is, oddly, the most bizarre thing on the album. Another classic from Moondog reissued with its original Andy Warhol artwork." -4 Men With Beards

Artist: PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
Title: Beautiful Lies You Could Live In
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Beautiful Lies You Could Live In was the sixth Tom Rapp / Pearls Before Swine release, the fourth and last on Warner Brothers. Originally released in 1971 with a more country/rock sound, Beautiful Lies includes a cover of Leonard Cohens Bird on a Wire and a brief setting of A.E. Housmans poem, Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries, sung by Elisabeth Rapp. On 180 gram vinyl." - 4 Men With Beards.

Artist: PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
Title: The Use of Ashes
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The fourth album from this psychedelic folk group (second for Warner/Reprise) was released in 1970 and features songs written by Tom Rapp while living in Holland. The Use of Ashes was recorded in Nashville with the top session musicians of the time including Charlie McCoy, Kenny Buttrey, and Neil Young producer David Briggs. A subversive, tender, moving, goofy, maddening, and profound record. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl." - 4 Men With Beards.

Artist: ROTHER, MICHAEL
Title: Flammende Herzen
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Michael Rother (half of the influential Krautrock group Neu! and a founding member of Kraftwerk) recorded this first solo album with producer Conny Plank in 1976. Rothers signature guitar sound, the mechanical percussion (Jaki Liebezeit of Can) and the simple yet outerworldly anthemic melodies make Flammende Herzen an outstanding and visionary record." -4 Men With Beards

Artist: ST. JOHN, BRIDGET
Title: Ask Me No Questions
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Her first classic album originally released in 1969 on John Peels legendary Dandelion Records. A wholly acoustic, almost wholly solo folk affair like a female Nick Drake or Nico recording a folk album. A calm, beautiful and somewhat melancholic batch of songs sung in that sunny low register always associated with Bridget make up this beautiful but criminally forgotten debut album. John Martyn adds second guitar and backing vocals while John Peel serves as producer. A magnificent sound picture of pastoral England. 180 gram vinyl." -4 Men With Beards

Artist: VELVET UNDERGROUND
Title: VU: A Collection of Previously Unreleased Recordings
Format: LP
Label: 4 Men With Beards
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
Restocked, last copies of this now deleted edition. "The 10 tracks of VU (most of which originally intended for The Velvet Undergrounds unreleased fourth MGM/Verve LP) were recorded between 1968 and 1969. Contains such classics as "I Can"t Stand It," "Stephanie Says," "She"s My Best Friend," "Lisa Says" and "Ocean" among others." - 4 Men With Beards.
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