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Artist: ANGELO, MICHAEL
Title: Michael Angelo/Sorcerers Dream/Nuts
Format: Double CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: France
Price: $17.00
"Enigmatic exemplar of subterranean overachievers, Michael Angelo Nigro, has long been known to sound-hounds searching for esoteric figures on the fringe. He was a man out-of-time, with unerring vision and dedication, principally known for his head-of-the-class 1977 private-press joy, Michael Angelo (Guinn 1050 -- aka The Guinn Album). The Guinn Album, almost entirely an effort of self-creation, is a staggering, hook-filled, inner space hi-fi snap-shot of dreamy pop psychedelia, filled with contemplative, arresting lyrical imagery that etches lovely figures and carries little to ally it to its time. The same can readily be said of his other recordings of that era, the Sorcerers Dream tracks, which make their CD debut here. Highly trippy acid guitar with a West Coast edge mingles with haunting melodic vocals, acoustic guitar, synths, gentle percussion and mystical songs; moments of oddness which are difficult to capture on tape, yet done so in an accomplished manner on these recordings. I began my recording career in 1975 by becoming a studio musician at Liberty Recording in Kansas City. Between recording commercials and backing other artists I started doing my own recordings. This was the birthplace of the original Michael Angelo album. After about a year, I left Liberty Recording to become a studio musician at Big-K records, also in Kansas City. By coincidence Big-K used the same type of equipment as Liberty, so I finished mixing the first album there. After that, I began recording my second album, which would become A Sorcerers Dream. Although this album was completed in 1978, it was never released because Big-K closed down --Michael Angelo. Michael Angelo is a true master of brilliant, spacey, endlessly melodic DIY pop psych. We have to admit, theres something magical about music that sounds like it was made in Anywheresville, Midwest, U.S.A., by a lone hermit painstakingly recording each layer of each song by himself in an empty studio. The end result? well, its something like a less-produced Bobb Trimble. Much beloved in the world of psychedelia, and with good reason!" - Lion Productions.

Artist: BEAUTIFUL LOSERS
Title: Nobody Knows the Heaven
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"To set the scene: its 1974, its Paris, two young guys in their bed-sit (one of whom is French music maven/famous producer Jay Alanski) are dreaming of counter-culture, and their internal versions of California and New York. The result is this album, a child begotten of Marc Bolan, Baudelaire, and Lautréamont; a fascinating record, subtle and engaging as it is scarce; the re-creation of a parallel pop universe which one Michael Moorcock wouldnt have renounced. Somehow, the duo got their record out into the world on Monde Melodys one-off Silk imprint (a tribute to Marc Bolan). And what twisted songs (in English) they managed to squeeze into a fifty-minute slab of vinyl. The music drips with deep nostalgia for the decadent beautiful people who lived and breathed and then found a home in the songs of Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen, pervaded throughout with a kind of psychedelic sadness. All of this is expressed by means of long, jagged acid guitar runs (or in acoustic strums) supported by Moroccan percussion (bongos?) and heavy bass lines from Christophe J. A post-quaalude album, as band leader Jay Alanski has said. If the LP had been released in 1971, everyone would point to T-Rex as an influence, and call it glam folk; fast forward to today and its hard not to think loner, and draw comparisons with the music of Devendra Banhart, albeit recorded 35 years ago! Were now several decades further on in the worlds slow self-destruction, but this sole recording by the Beautiful Losers has lost nothing of its freshness and superb arrogance. Blessed be the listener who is going to discover such a hidden treasure!" - Lion Productions. Includes a 32-page booklet and bonus track "Nobody Knows The Heaven" (alternate version).

Artist: BEAUTIFUL LOSERS, THE
Title: Nobody Knows Heaven
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Its 1974 in Paris. Two young guys in their bed-sit (one of whom is French music maven/famous producer Jay Alanski) are dreaming counter-cultural dreams, spinning their own eternal versions of California and New York. The result of those imaginings is this album, a child begotten of Baudelaire, Lautréamont—and Marc Bolan. Its a fascinating record, engaging as it is scarce (as in impossible to find): a look into a parallel pop universe. Somehow, the duo got their record released on Monde Melodys one-off “Silk” imprint. And what twisted songs (in English) they managed to squeeze into a fifty-minute slab of vinyl! The music drips with deep nostalgia for the decadent “beautiful people” who lived and breathed and then found a home in the songs of Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen, pervaded throughout with a kind of psychedelic sadness. All of this is expressed by means of long jagged acid guitar runs (or in acoustic strums) supported by Moroccan percussion (bongos?) and heavy bass lines from Christophe J. If the LP had been released in 1971, everyone would point to T-Rex as an influence, and call it “glam folk”; fast forward to today and its hard not to think “loner,” and draw comparisons with the music of Devendra Banhart or others who have followed his lead into the consciousness of the greater music loving public." - Lion Productions.

“Were now decades further on in the worlds slow self-destruction, but this sole recording by the Beautiful Losers has lost nothing of its freshness and superb arrogance. Blessed be the listener who is going to discover such a hidden treasure!” —Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe.

Artist: COIL
Title: Astral Disaster (yellow vinyl) LP
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"In 1998, Coil were invited to record at Sun Dials studios beneath the London Bridge Hop Exchange—a studio originally know as Samurai Studios, originally built and owned by Iron Maiden. The premises in Victorian times was an old debtors prison which had three underground levels, and still had the original chains, manacles and wrought iron doors from the old prison. This caught the attention of John Balance, who was very keen to record there. Coil spent a number of days recording at the studio during Halloween 1998. With Gary Ramons help, they developed a number of tracks, some of which resulted in this LP. Ramon produced and mixed the Astral Disaster recordings, as well as playing guitar and sitar on these sessions. A version of the album was later remixed by the band and released on their own label—but the Prescription mixes as released in 1999 are unique.

This rare album was part of the legendary subscription-only Prescription label album series in the late 1990s, issued in an edition of 99 signed and numbered copies, long since sold out. (If you are wondering, originals fetch £700+). This is the first time the album is being released officially since 1999. Taken from the original masters, this reissue comes with original sleeve artwork, insert, and the facsimile signatures of John Balance and Peter Christopherson that came with the first issue." - Lion Productions.

Artist: CONGREGACION
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Congregación was the most legendary of the many excellent bands of the early 1970s Chilean music scene -- one could easily say that for many people, this album has had the impact of a religious experience. There is good reason for that: Congregacións music has a highly evocative sense of space, using natural sounds, native Andean instruments, and acoustic textures to foreground ecologist and mystic Antonio Smiths soaring melodies and deeply felt, philosophical lyrics. The results make this one of those perfect albums that works just as well on a Sunday morning as it does late at night. If things had worked out differently for Smith and Congregación, this album might be as well-known (and well-loved) as comparable albums -- comparable masterpieces -- Milton Nascimentos Clube de Esquina, and Joyce and Nelson Angelos eponymous album. Unfortunately, Smiths lyrics earned him the enmity of the Chilean military dictatorship; he was forced to flee the country and Viene... (IRT, 1972) proved to be the bands only release. Still, were lucky to have this album, with its perfect sequence of gentle, undulating, heavily-textured arrangements supporting Smiths plaintive, intimate and searching vocals. The result is an atmosphere of peace and enlightenment, with deep and introspective moments of great quality; incredibly beautiful. Congregación band member Carlos Vittini gave some insight into Smiths charismatic mysticism: I still get excited about how a musician has a great place in capturing the sensibility of the people. I knew the immense creative capacity of Antonio. From the sound of a bird, he speaks, capturing in passing the chirp of a chincol (sparrow) singing in a square, where these memories were made -- from this he created a song. A highly recommended album, surely one of the pinnacles of dreamy psychedelia, despite its relative obscurity and undeniable rarity. Our deluxe, mini-LP gatefold jacket edition comes with a bi-lingual 32-page booklet, which explores the story of Congregación in the context of the rich Chilean rock music scene." -Lion.

Artist: DINO & MONTEVIDEO BLUES
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The one and only album by Dino & Montevideo Blues (Macondo GAM 551, 1972) deserves to be a serious contender as one of the most important, and as it happens, most grooving, records ever released in Uruguay. But there is another reason that the album has attained exalted status: the incisive power of the lyrics, which are all the more impressive considering the national turmoil out of which they were created. Montevideo Blues was founded by Uruguayan song-writing legend Gaston "Dino" Ciarlo as a way to fuse the rawness of rock music with obscure native Uruguayan rhythms like malambo, milonga and chamarrita-a logical direction to pursue after Dino had attempted pop/candombe fusions in his solo recordings. The tracks have an edgy, atonal quality, with terrific unconventional angular guitar and a kind of ragged glory, all driven along by insistent grooving rhythms, whether from native drums or the clicking of drumsticks. Includes a handful of bonus tracks, as well as a 32-page booklet packed with photos, detailed band history, and lyrics for this important Uruguayan band." - Lion Production.

Artist: ERGO SUM
Title: Mexico
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Along with the two records by Nurse With Wound favorites Moving Gelatine Plates, Ergo Sums weird and wonderful Mexico album is an unusual portal into the intense creativity of early 1970s French music. True, the bands are not musically similar; yet these three albums are distinguished not only by their instrumental richness, but by their unceasing sense of adventure. One could go so far to say that Ergo Sum presents one of the most distinctive experiences in a rock idiom (apart from Zeuhl music juggernaut Magma) to ever come from France. The bands one and only album (1971) features the unique voice of Lionel Ledissez, whose guttural sort-of-English language delivery described as being somewhere between Familys Roger Chapman and a drunken Champs-Elysees taxi driver, although more sober comparisons to Tim and/or Jeff Buckley have also been made. The compositions develop at a relaxed pace; incredible jazz-inflected guitar, flute, piano and droning violin swirl around the vocals, and keep one submerged in, yet attentive to the intimate mood. Includes a handful of bonus tracks and a 28-page booklet with band history, photos, lyrics, and a contemporary 1971 review from Superhebdo magazine. A three o-clock in the morning, slow burn album if ever there was one." -Lion Production

Artist: FOLKLORDS, THE
Title: Release The Sunshine
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"2013 repress. Band leader Tom Waschkowski. He very graciously offered for this LP package a band history, lyrics, some terrific photos, and best of all, a rare pre-album single that the band had self-released. This allows us to offer up as perfect a reissue of this album as humanly possible. The Folklords Release The Sunshine is a captivating album, a notion shared by the many collectors worldwide who fight for original copies, which are few and far between. Glorious sound, as the reissue taken directly from the master-tapes. Bonus single is an exact replica of the rare, privately issued non-LP single, which features haunting, drum-less versions of Forty Second River and Unspoken Love, both of which were re-recorded for the original Allied release. Now, on to the presentation -- the highest quality mastering and pressing; the resulting LP is housed in a poly-lined sleeve, inside an ultra-heavy 1960s style gatefold jacket, which is housed in a loose-fitting plastic sleeve." - Lion

Artist: GREEN
Title: Green
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"First time reissue of this vaunted power pop classic! Limited edition of 500 copies. Green arrived on the alternative rock scene in the mid 80s, amidst a Chicago scene that included bands like Naked Raygun, Big Black, and Ministry. While Green bypassed the major label-express that other bands rode to fame and fortune, they continued to make records their own way, records that were lauded in the pages of Trouser Press, Spin, and The Village Voice, among others. And with each passing year there are those many who are convinced that their debut LP is worthy of those Mojo/VH1/Spin lists of the top 50 or 100 rock albums of all time. Green may be the bees knees for power poppers, but they deserve much more notice than that. They were an all-embracing band, with a taste for punk, glam rock and soul -- and with the twitchy sort of energy that burbled around in the late 80s pre-grunge underground." - Lion Productions.

Artist: IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO
Title: Sirio 2222
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Incredibly rare album: original copies sell for more than $5,000, if and when they appear (virtually newver). Licensed from Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A. Raw-edged heavy rock, fronted by Lino Ajellos powerful electric guitars, channeling the dark, jagged energy of Jimmy Page, Adrian Gurvitz, and Jeff Beck. Il Balletto di Bronzo absorbed their influences (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds), but moved from there into an inspired, hard-edged musical space; the bands overwhelming power and great melodies make them irresistible. Un posto and Neve Calda are centered around simple but effective guitar riffs. Eh eh ah ah starts like a nice mellow ballad, but gets into a hard blues rock groove. On side two, theres the seven-minute mammoth heavy grind of Incantesimo and the colossal Missione Sirio 2222, almost ten minutes of droning acid rock with whirling guitars and heavy pounding drums, sandwiched between an acoustic intro and outro. No surprise then that Nurse with Wound cited Il Balletto di Bronzo as an influence." - Lion Productions.
Limited to 1,000 copies housed in a replica metallic jacket.

Artist: IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO
Title: Sirio 2222
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Incredibly rare album: original copies sell for more than $5,000, if and when they appear (virtually newver). Digipack comes with 12-page color booklet discussing Il Balletto Di Bronzos strange legacy. Licensed from Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A. Raw-edged heavy rock, fronted by Lino Ajellos powerful electric guitars, channeling the dark, jagged energy of Jimmy Page, Adrian Gurvitz, and Jeff Beck. Il Balletto di Bronzo absorbed their influences (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds), but moved from there into an inspired, hard-edged musical space; the bands overwhelming power and great melodies make them irresistible. Un posto and Neve Calda are centered around simple but effective guitar riffs. Eh eh ah ah starts like a nice mellow ballad, but gets into a hard blues rock groove. On side two, theres the seven-minute mammoth heavy grind of Incantesimo and the colossal Missione Sirio 2222, almost ten minutes of droning acid rock with whirling guitars and heavy pounding drums, sandwiched between an acoustic intro and outro. No surprise then that Nurse with Wound cited Il Balletto di Bronzo as an influence." - Lion Productions.

Artist: INDEX
Title: Black Album + Red Album + Yesterday & Today
Format: Double CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"In the mid 1960s, Detroit Michigan was a thriving industrial city. It was at the edge of a cliff, however. The great ethnic diversity in the inner city was a brewing powder keg of civil unrest. This, coupled with a disillusioned population struggling to make some sense of a questionable war in the rice paddies of Vietnam, set an uneasy and troubling tempo for the future. Still, there were pockets of communities in the Detroit area where things were good and economic life was vibrant. The Grosse Pointes were such communities. It was on the outskirts of this political and racially tense era, in the affluent suburbs just outside of the city of Detroit, that Index was formed. The music of Index has been lauded by music heads for decades, and with good reason: it is bizarre, atmospheric, and home-made (in the best of all possible ways); the band has a druggie sound, with songs full of feedback and fuzzy guitars, hazy guitar riffs and loud rhythms. Hidden amongst the echoing canyons of sound theres some snotty post-punk attitude wrapped up in that trippy velvet fuzz; a wonderful bleak sound, both droning and murky, the atonal side of late 1960s rock that would leave the most lasting impression on those who would eventually become punk, post-punk and indie rock artists like Joy Division or the Fall. Includes a 32-page booklet, written by Index drummer Jim Valice, detailing the bands rock and roll adventures, replete with photos and lyrics; printed on FSC recycled, chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer fiber paper manufactured using biogas energy." -Lion Productions

Artist: JARVIS STREET REVUE
Title: Mr. Oil Man
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"From the original master tapes. Limited to 500 copies. Heavy tip-on gatefold jacket + insert with band history, photos, images of sheet music for several songs, and lyrics for the bands greatest statement, Mr. Oil Man. Poised between Toronto and Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Ontario became the refuge for every touring band in Canada; a mandatory break while crossing the perilously vast Canadian Shield. No doubt, Canadas vastness can be heard in much of the Northernly musical output. There is perhaps no better example of this than Thunder Bays Jarvis Street Revue. Their lone LP, leased to Columbia for release in 1971, leaves no one untouched by the bands sheer avalanche of psychedelic heaviness, wasted acid leads and harrowing vocals. Every song is laced with a conviction born from the physical landscape they called home. Jarvis Street Revue spent (literally) a month of Sundays recording the album and bouncing tracks to create effects. Chuck Williams was so freaked out, he used to leave the room, Jarvis leader and Neil Young running mate Tom Horricks said. It was so anti-establishment. Creative and far-seeing... and not without some chemical support. The albums (and bands) concern with the environmental -- including bold statements on the use and abuse of the oil reserves, rapacious business men, and the depletion of Earths natural resources -- were truly visionary. Heavy tip-on gatefold jacket. Insert has band history by Tom Horricks, plus photos, images of sheet music for several songs, and lyrics for the bands greatest statement, Mr. Oil Man." - Lion Productions.

Artist: KATH
Title: 1 (Original Album & Unreleased Material)
Format: Double CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Not many albums can get you in the mood to blow out your speakers quite like Kath, a band that evolved from local Maryland 1960s band Badge. This is an authentic low-fi DIY effort, recorded in the home of the bands leader (and, yes, actually dedicated to his pet monkey - and his girlfriend!), originally released in 1974 in a micro edition of 60 hand-made copies, and later reconfigured for a legendary Rockadelic label LP version. Truth to tell, the Kath album is full of well written melodic songs with loose, semi-ramshackle, low-fi/no-fi production values. Nothing gets down and dirty quite like Say What You Feel, with its blown out bass, killer guitar and drums, echoed vocals and sound effects; well, actually, Love Me Down is equally potent. The band also had a fondness for tape experimentation (Seagulls) and simply screwing around (Toilet Theme). As Patrick the Lama said in Acid Archives, Obscure and impressive melodic basement garage/psych excursion with a lo-fi atmosphere that would have most purveyors flip out, hits the Ampex two-track echo & tinny drum sound dead on. At times the vibe is almost like Mystery Meat or Index, and thats not something you run across every day. A totally outside garage/psych/private LP that feels as personally projected as those Michael Yonkers sides. Nuts lo-fi recording quality and impossible-to-figure production values gives this a nicely zonked almost real-people vibe. Keyboards, fuzz, heap of amateur avant spirit and a cover of "Norwegian Wood" that ranks up there as one of the few listenable Beatles covers ever cut by teens with brains. Weve also included Badges excellent 1978 five-track EP as bonus tracks. And since too far is never far enough for Lion Productions, weve also added an entire second disc of outtakes from the Kath recording sessions, plus other related home recordings. This 140-minute double disc set comes with twenty pages of extensive liner notes by Kath and Badge leader Val Rogolino, and a plethora of photos from his personal stash." - Lion Productions.

Artist: KEY, SCOTT
Title: This Forest and the Sea
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"This deluxe 180-gram vinyl LP edition of This Forest and the Sea comes with an insert which sports engaging, funny, and insightful notes by Key, photos, plus the text to poem that inspired the title track; as a nod to the forest, the insert is printed on FSC recycled, chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer fiber paper manufactured using biogas energy. A very rare album that seems to have flown under almost everyones radar -- although thankfully not Doug McGowans (Yoga Records), who sent this our way. One record collector said to us, and we now say to you: Have a listen because this rates up there with classics by Bob Desper, Perry Leopold, Robbie Basho, and Phil Yost, with dark moods similar to John Fahey and Nick Drake. This LP edition is limited to 500 copies." -Lion.

Artist: LOS DUG DUGS
Title: Smog
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The second album (1972) from psychedelic guru Armando Nava and his band is in Spanish this time, as all other Mexican bands were by now singing in English. The recording sessions were tumultuous: after the band -- now stripped down to a power trio -- had recorded just three songs, Nava stormed out of the sessions and locked himself in his house for fifteen days. Everyone on the outside worried about his safety, but Armando was fine: he kept himself busy reconfiguring the entire album, including penning the punishing riffs that form the central motif of the mesmerizing twelve-minute medley that explodes over the albums entire first side. So again, as with the genesis of the Dug Dugs debut album (also available from Lion Productions), the end result of all the tumult surrounding the band was a great album. Theres no doubt that the Dug Dugs toughened up their sound on Smog: to some people they sound like a crazy Mexican version of Jethro Tull, and to others like a Spanish speaking incarnation of MC5. No matter how you look at it, this is tremendous progressive-influenced hard rock, with a new chunky sound. It is clearly among a small group of elite recordings from the psychedelic age; it is also possibly the best Mexican hard rock album of all time." -Lion Productions.

Artist: MODERN ART
Title: Underwater Kites
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
“Guitar, drum machine and keyboards creating a calm yet dark atmosphere, sometimes psychedelic and no way mellow. Truly a great lost gem!” —Mutant Sounds.
"Welcome to the darkly enchanting minimal synth-pop and psych-tinged world of The Modern Art. As an introduction to the world of Coil and Current 93 collaborator Gary Ramon and his orbiting bandmates, you cant do better. Formed by Ramon in the early 1980s, Modern Art released two albums on vinyl, and a significant amount of impossible-to-find cassettes. Some of this material was compiled in a highly regarded 3-LP (sold out) box set, made in 2013 by Vinyl on Demand. This remastered reissue of Underwater Kites, their very first cassette album, originally released in 1982, also includes three previously unissued tracks from that session. On this album you will find examples of what was going on in England during the pinnacle of the post-punk scene—an inspired time that encouraged young musicians to develop music influenced by the likes of Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Clock DVA. Limited edition of 500 copies and comes with poster insert." - Lion Productions.

Artist: MONTEVIDEO BLUES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"First time vinyl reissue of 1972 South American Holy Grail. Grooving and edgy rock with native Uruguayan rhythms. Insert packed with photos, detailed history, and bi-lingual lyrics for this important Uruguayan band. Limited to 500 copies. The one and only album by Montevideo Blues (1972) is a serious contender as one of the most important, and as it happens, most grooving records released in Uruguay. Its also incredibly rare, fetching big prices when it appears, which is almost never. But there is another reason that the album has attained exalted status: Montevideo Blues was founded by Uruguayan song-writing legend Gastón Dino Ciarlo as a way to fuse the rawness of rock music with obscure native Uruguayan rhythms like malambo, milonga, and chamarrita. At the time, we were revolutionary and looking for change, said Dino. Montevideo Blues demonstrated an unyielding and combative attitude. During live shows in 1971, Dino criticized the government -- a dangerous level of political commitment, reflected in the lyrics of the songs, some of the most radical ever set to music. Eduardo Mateo, the sacred monster of modern Uruguayan music, was succinct: You have decided to prune the tree, he said to Dino. The album opens with one of Dinos most famous songs Milonga de Pelo Largo (Milonga of the Long Hair), a sinuous groove transformed by the arrival of the dictatorship into a hymn of Uruguayan popular resistance. The rest of the album tracks -- the fantastic Para Hacer Mùsica, Para Hacer and Un Color are standouts -- have an edgy quality, with terrific unconventional angular guitar and a kind of ragged glory, driven along by insistent grooving rhythms. Insert is packed with photos, detailed band history, and bi-lingual lyrics for this important Uruguayan band." - Lion Prouctions.

Artist: NIHILIST SPASM BAND, THE
Title: No Record
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"One of very few indie label releases on Spin Magazines list of 100 top counter-cultural music, ahead of legends like Mulatu Astatke, Brigitte Fontaine, Pärson Sound, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra, Harry Partch, and Os Mutantes. Zowie! The record youre holding is one of the masterworks of that big gray area of noise/weirdo/freak-out music. Its still hard to believe that No Record was released in 1968. This was a time when popular music was still growing up, and these outsider guys from Canada came out of nowhere and made this mindfuck of record that was years ahead of itself. And as with albums like Trout Mask Replica, and The Faust Tapes, it still sounds fresh today. No Record is mandatory listening. - Lasse Marhaug." Remastered from the original tapes. Includes 32-page booklet that includes the bands story, rare photos, and more. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Lion Productions.

Artist: OOSTEN, MICHAEL
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Keeping a band together was difficult in the late 1960s. Tough too, because Michael Oosten was writing songs that veered away from pop-song structures. There was also the relative ease and lack of responsibility required for hauling around a guitar. So, Oosten took off, with a Martin guitar in tow, playing coffeehouses and clubs across the country. By the end of 1973, he was ready to record an LP -- five psychedelic folk/rock tracks, ranging from the brightly smiling Sunny Day to the epic Hungry Horse Montana, where Oost switched seamlessly from Celtic picking to Middle Eastern chord progressions. Oosten filled out his folk/rock/psych sound with the help of a few friends: piano from Tom Hennick on Hey Babe, vocals from Jan Reek on Garden, and bass from Al Byla on Sunny Day. Oostens wayward vocals puts us in mind of other meandering faves from various eras (Incredible String Band, Perry Leopold, or the Meatpuppets, to name but three), and Oost proves himself a stellar guitarist in an eccentric and percussive mode. Considering the individualistic nature of the albums genesis, no surprise that marketing and publicity for the album was limited. Columbia Records expressed interest in Oostens music; but after a single meeting with the label, it was clear that the album would be too difficult for the mainstream honchos to market. Oost and friend Lester Dore (editor of Chicago countercultural paper Seed and designer of the Yippie flag) holed up at Dores Wisconsin commune farm to silkscreen each LP jacket by hand. For our deluxe Lion Productions replica edition, theyve done that again -- weve used the original screens for this hand-screened, hand-assembled replica edition. The work of a renegade, ripe for rediscovery. 180 gram vinyl." -Lion.

Artist: PLASTIC CLOUD
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"In 1968, the Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest psychedelic albums ever made. This a record with few equals, full of foreboding melodies and lovely hippie harmonies, as well as some of the most superb and trippiest, Eastern sounding fuzz guitar ever recorded. There is no point singling out a specific track, they are all excellent—one is equally as good as the next. Take for example the album centerpiece, the ten-and-a-half-minute You Dont Care, an insane piece of social commentary that features terrific back-of-the-mix fuzz guitar as an elusive focal point to its extended pounding-drum laden instrumental breaks; with a great chorus and a plaintive melody in the verse, it doesnt overstay its welcome, winding its way to a final freak out. Essential psychedelia! We feel that its about time this fine record got its due on vinyl, so we have gone all out: it is mastered from the original tapes; the gatefold inner spread has the original LP text, lyrics for all of the songs (thanks to Don Brewer, the man who wrote them), as well as rare photos; as an insert, we have included a replica of an original press release that must be seen to be believed. Now, on to the presentation—the highest quality mastering and pressing; the resulting LP is housed in a poly-lined sleeve, inside an ultra-heavy 1960s style gatefold jacket, which is shrink-wrapped. The LP labels are replicas of the original Allied silver and blue labels. A top of the line pressing all the way." -Lion Productions.
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Artist: PLASTIC CLOUD, THE
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Limited cassette edition of 300x hand-numbered copies! Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest underground psychedelic albums ever made: a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolkien references, swathed in the some of the most relentless fuzz guitar you will ever hear. There is no point singling out a specific track, they are all excellent -- one is equally as good as the next. Take for example the album centerpiece, the ten-and-a-half-minute You Dont Care, an insane piece of social commentary that features terrific back-of-the-mix fuzz guitar as an elusive focal point to its extended pounding-drum laden instrumental breaks; a ten-minute swath of lysergic fuzz guitar that closes out the first side, it doesnt overstay its welcome, winding its way to a final freak out. A record with few equals, full of foreboding melodies and lovely hippie harmonies, as well as some of the trippiest fuzz guitar ever recorded. Essential psychedelia!" - Lion Productions.

Artist: PROBE 10
Title: There Is a Universe
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Rare private press jazz/space rock album, on reissue wish lists for years. Limited edition of 500 copies. This masterpiece crawled up my spine like a kundalini snake and proceeded to take the top of my head off. Probe 10 are unquestionably linked to a very specifically American form of proto-prog-into-jazz-rock synthesis of the precise sort Elektra Records used to specialize in, from Tim Buckleys Starsailor to David Stoughtons Transformer. Toss in trumpet fanfare laden acid psych straight out of the C.A. Quintet songbook, the riotously melodic and dense brassy arrangements of McLuhan... and... well... hold on to your hookahs!" --Mutant Sounds. "Unique jazz-rock album with major space-rock vibes. You have to love the way the bass counters the effects-laden guitar solos and heavy fuzz. Considering how many loner folk and hard rock private press albums came from the same time period, discovering something this ambitious and unusual is a real kick. Most of the time, it sounds like the worlds best exploito-jazz record, Herb Alpert filtered through Pink Floyd and Quiet Sun" --Acid Archives.
Limited edition 500 copies with insert.

Artist: PROBE 10
Title: There Is a Universe
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Rare private press jazz/space rock album, on reissue wish lists for years. Limited edition of 500 copies. The mini LP sleeve CD edition has five non-LP bonus tracks! This masterpiece crawled up my spine like a kundalini snake and proceeded to take the top of my head off. Probe 10 are unquestionably linked to a very specifically American form of proto-prog-into-jazz-rock synthesis of the precise sort Elektra Records used to specialize in, from Tim Buckleys Starsailor to David Stoughtons Transformer. Toss in trumpet fanfare laden acid psych straight out of the C.A. Quintet songbook, the riotously melodic and dense brassy arrangements of McLuhan... and... well... hold on to your hookahs!" --Mutant Sounds. "Unique jazz-rock album with major space-rock vibes. You have to love the way the bass counters the effects-laden guitar solos and heavy fuzz. Considering how many loner folk and hard rock private press albums came from the same time period, discovering something this ambitious and unusual is a real kick. Most of the time, it sounds like the worlds best exploito-jazz record, Herb Alpert filtered through Pink Floyd and Quiet Sun" --Acid Archives.

Artist: ROTOMAGUS
Title: Sky Turns Red: Complete Anthology
Format: Double LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Theres no way to know why CBS Records unceremoniously dumped ROTOMAGUS and the after one single; suffice to say that decision was a poor one, as the band has (quite rightly) developed a cult-like following over the years. All in all, the artistic trajectory of Rotomagus was peculiar: they started out as a harmony pop-psych band, shifted through a brief Jimi Hendrix-ian interlude, straight into a Vanilla Fudge groove; they then went down in flames as a hair-raising monolithic heavy rock power trio. On Julian Copes excellent Head Heritage web-site, the Seth Man raves about Rotomagus thus: "The first time I heard this track (Fighting Cock), I did not freak out. I merely walked into a nearby closet and screamed my head off for a minute solid, beat the floor and ripped my t-shirt... then I cowered when it hit me: this thing came out in 1971? Before Raw Power?! I just lost my mind... The only thing that predates this monster in terms of being a full-on amassing of all things heavy are all the many key points on Sir Lord Baltimores Kingdom Come LP and THATS it, brother." French magazine Rock & Folk was succinct: "Rotomagus create an emotional music, violent, even aggressive." Violent. Aggressive. Intense. On this disc we bring you the entire output of Rotomagus, including an album-length demo from 1971, the bands tumultuous, thunderous swansong, recorded as a super jam." - Lion Productions.
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Artist: SAINTE ANTHONYS FYRE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Official reissue of ultra-rare 1970 wasted underground hard rock monster! Wild, loud, raw New Jersey hard psych beast thats been a favorite target of record collectors, dealers and swamp dwellers for the past two decades, originally released on the Zonk! label .This album is bleeding with that authentic dirty basement sound built around a solid set of catchy heavy weight tracks influenced by the holy trinity of Cream, Blue Cheer and Hendrix! The bible of underground psych rock, Acid Archives, says this about it: “This legendary private press is rated as one of the ultimate local basement hard rock blowouts by many connoisseurs. Released as early as 1970, the end result has some similarities to MC5s hallowed Kick out the Jams, but I find this a superior and more powerful album." Popular UK magazine thats majors in all things 60s and psychedelic, Shindig!, proclaims: “a masterpiece of zonked out, fuzz-drenched hard rock." The limited edition vinyl pressing comes with an insert with liner notes, press clippings, photos and lyrics + an 11" x 17" poster too." - Lion Productions.

Artist: SKORNIK, GUY
Title: Pour Pauwels
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Between 1970 and 1973, EMI/Pathé released several ambitious and progressive pop albums: La Mort DOrion(Gérard Manset), Puzzle (Michel Berger), Hathor (Igor Wakévitch), and Pour Pauwels by Guy Skornik. Skornik was a mystic explorer, psychonaut, and gifted musician who was immersed in the metaphysical revolutions of his time. He presented television reports on LSD experiences laced with elements of Eastern mysticism. And then there was Skorniks album, Pour Pauwels, inspired by the revolutionary writings of Louis Pauwells, one-time counterculture hero and disciple of esoteric spiritualist G. I. Gurdjieff." -Lion Productions.

Artist: SNAKEGRINDER
Title: Snakegrinder... and the Shredded Fieldmice
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Every burgh in the 70s that had a steady supply of weed and electricity provided a birthing ground for bands influenced by the likes of Jerry Garcia and Lowell George, and the Delaware area was no different. What was different was that in 1977 Snakegrinder made a record of their finest homegrown attempts, for the local admirers, and then quietly slithered away. Worldwide recognition would take another generation or so. Since then, the album has garnered accolades from the Acid Archives crowd and so we felt the time was right to give the groups efforts a proper (and properly licensed from the band) presentation, with an old-style heavy gatefold sleeve containing pics, gig posters, song lyrics and liner notes by producer and long-time fan Gregor Alligator." 100% licensed mastertape reissue. 180 gram vinyl in a tip-on gatefold jacket, featuring gig posters and full lyrics." - Lion Productions.

Artist: SNYDER, DOUG & BOB THOMPSON
Title: Daily Dance
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"After meeting at a Stooges/MC5 concert, drummer BOB THOMPSON and guitarist DOUG SNYDER met one fine day in October 1972 in Thompsons kitchen and bashed out this set of fiery improvisations, seemingly influenced as much by Iggys proto-punk moves as John Coltranes whole "sheets of sound" ethos; the result is a mythical frenzy of distorted guitar and improvised drums, creating walls of psychedelic noise; its sound is unparalleled for its time, preceding its closest kin, New Yorks no-wave explosion, by a solid five years. And because of its lack of pretensions (it was done almost innocently), the record comes off as something, dare we say, a little more "spiritual" than is the norm for such excursions. It is a singular recording, one that mainlines the classic high energy pantheon of the Velvet Underground, Stooges, Pharaoh Sanders, Sonny Sharrock, etc. while anticipating the free jazz/noise/no wave synthesis of groups that would follow in their footsteps. Thompson and Snyder get into some abstruse territory, with Snyder tearing industrial gamelan shapes from his six strings while Thompson uses the guts of his kit as the basis for new tonal alphabets. But its all rendered with a strong savage ethos that effortlessly equates monochord rock obliteration with the celestial freedom of Cecil Taylor/John Coltrane, et al., while establishing new territory as advanced as that attained by the most far-reaching visionaries of the rock n roll blueprint... still hard to believe that this was recorded in 1972. A major historical unearthing, remastered from the original tapes, and beautifully packaged in a Stoughton paste-on mini-LP jacket, with an informative Obi/U-Card, and an extensive 20-page booklet of liner notes and photos. Produced in conjunction with Cantor Records, who recently made Daily Dance available on vinyl for the first time in 35 years. Includes one bonus track (not included on the LP reissue), which was intended for the original release, but left off at the last moment for time considerations." -Lion Productions

Artist: TIN HOUSE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"Tin House were so good—their music was a hard-rocking onslaught of lust, chops and powerhouse riffs that gripped like an alligator bite—they were signed to Epic Records out of high school. They were respected by Leslie West and Johnny and Edgar Winter. Their album (released in 1971) was produced by Rick Derringer. But like other almost famous bands, Tin House fell away into unjust obscurity. Tin Houses focus was on heavy rock like the sex-fueled opener, "I Want Your Body,” and standout track "Be Good and Be Kind,” with a catchy up-and-down, down-and-up riff played adeptly by guitar prodigy Floyd Radford, and a driving monster beat laid down by drummer Mike Logan; the song tears in as a fast as a Florida hurricane and sweeps the listener up into its vortex for two-and-a-half minutes of energized bliss. Yet the album also showed diversity: Radfords melancholy ballad "Tomorrow;” the jivin’ honky tonk of "30 Weight Blues” (a tribute to the band’s 1962 Ford Econoline van); "Lady of the Silent Opera,” which featured orchestration by seasoned studio musicians from New York City’s Local 802 Union to underscore its positive message of “look to the heaven—smile to the blue sky.” This Lion Productions reissue includes everything Tin House recorded for Epic, including two previously unreleased tracks and the elusive (and unique) single versions of "I Want Your Body” and "Be Good and Be Kind”—all taken directly from 24-bit/96kHz master tape transfers. Four panel insert has liner notes by Doug Sheppard (Ugly Things) and photos from the archive of drummer Mike Logan. Lean, fluid, tight, and the best hard rock album from the USA you probably never heard of (until now)!
“In the twinkling universe of virtuoso electric guitarists that followed in the wake of the genre’s progenitor Jimi Hendrix, perhaps one of the most deserving of renewed recognition is Floyd Radford of the band Tin House, a little known three piece that signed briefly to CBS records in 1970 and released one highly prized album a year later. The overdriven, fluid guitar work—heavy on the wah-wah pedal—is brought to the fore by a beefy full production that lifts the band above the sludgy audio presentation that bedevilled many heavy rock albums of the era.” —Richard Allen, Shindig! Magazine.
LP + bonus 7" EP cut directly from 24-bit/96kHz master tape transfers.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cold Waves Of Color Volume 3
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Latest collection of rare cold wave from the Color Tapes archives also includes a full colour poster plus a rare reprint of issue 2 of Color Tapes own Purple Twilight fanzine from 1985, featuring articles on bands such as Bushido and Mystery Plane, plus The Subway Organization cassette catalogue from 1985. An essential document from the 80s UK cassette underground scene. Praise for the series: “Must have collection of English post-punk synth rarities, sourced from the legendary Color Tapes label, remastered by Denis Blackham, all presented on vinyl for the first time! Its highly likely that these tracks have been barely heard beyond their original 100 edition tape pressings in the early 80s, and thusly this is a bit of a treasure trove, especially when considering the quality of the masters. This is the realest deal for people into minimal wave, Dark Entries and OG wave music. Dont sleep!” – Boomkat review. The majority of these tracks from these UK garage cold wave bands used mostly synthesizer, drum machines and sequencers such as EMS VCS3, Minimoog, Korg MS-20, Roland Juno 6, SH-09, TR-808 – so you know how they could sound. These machines today are part of the history of the development of electronic music in the UK." - Lion Productions.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cold Waves Of Color Volume 4
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Fourth volume of the completely sold out electronic compilation series from the 1980s color tapes label. As with the other volumes you can find great examples of cold wave, minimal wave and synth electronics made by obscure British bands such as Disintegrators, Mystery Plane, Berserk In A Hayfield and Lives of Angels—all recorded between 1980-1985, vestiges of the 1980s UK cassette underground scene. Comes with poster insert and reproduction of issue 3 of Color Tapes own in house “Purple Twilight” fanzine from 1985 that features articles on Insane Music, Space Brothers and Lives Of Angels." Limited edition of 250 copies. - Lion Productions.

Artist: V/A
Title: Groove Club Vol. 3: Cambodia Rock Intensified!
Format: Double LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"There were no deluxe studios for the musicians who recorded the devastating tracks contained on this double-LP collection. Nothing so grand. Most of these tracks were recorded live, with traditional instruments finding a place alongside any keyboards or guitars that could be found. And yet, it was these experiments of Khmer rock musicians which transformed the nightlife of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh—and which many years later have seduced countless listeners around the world with their groovy sound. Alas, in 1975 came an entirely different type of transformation: the rise to power in Cambodia of the fanatical, anti-Western Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot. Within roughly four years, implementing their “concept of Year Zero,” Pot and his regime were responsible for the deaths of an estimated two million Cambodians, many in the notorious “killing fields.” Even the most famous and beloved Khmer musicians could not escape. Sinn Sisamouth (“the Emperor of Khmer Music”), Ros Sereysothea (“The Golden Voice of the Royal Capital”), and Pan Ron—all featured on this collection—met their deaths at the hands of  the Khmer Rouge. Cambodian rock music is (rightfully) adored in Cambodia. The music is wild and anarchic, rhythmic and undulating (in an “Ethiopiques” way, wed say), or sweet and lyrical, but always moving, and with that deep soulfulness (regardless of actual musical genre or style) that singles out the best music. We have assembled what we consider to be the most definitive collection of classic Cambodian rock music to appear thus far—without the later overdubs that confuse the mind, without the artificial speeding up of tracks that often has marred compilations over the years; what youll find here are crucial Khmer rock tracks, made available in the best possible sound, assembled with love and respect for the artists who made the Khmer rock scene as thrilling as we find it to be. And so, without further ado, welcome to “Cambodia Rock Intensified!” -Lion Productions.

Artist: VANAY, LAURENCE
Title: Evening Colours
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
“Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of music producer and musician Laurent Thibault (Magma). The first ever reissue of her second album, originally released twice in 1975: a version on Galloway credited to fictitious English band Gateway, and once as a CAM label library LP—and incredibly rare in both incarnations. Pure genius: almost all instrumental, with gorgeous keyboards of many types (Hammond, Fender Rhodes, etc.), acoustic/electric guitar, even a little Zeuhl bass. Shimmering, dewy, mysterious, deeply emotional examples of melancholic musical beguilement; anyone with an affinity for golden age 4AD bands like the Cocteau Twins or Dead Can Dance will find much to love here, not to mention devotees of trip-hop pioneers like Portishead. A devastating high-fashion follow-up to the legendary "Galaxies". First ever reissue, remastered from the original master tapes. CD edition comes with 24-page booklet and ten bonus tracks. Rare photos and Jacquelines remarkable story." - Lion Productions. Limited to 500 copies.

"Since childhood, I improvised and composed songs and instrumental music... it seemed to me that music was the true language of emotions. It was with great difficulty that I managed to record the albums “Galaxies” and “Evening Colours” in very limited time with the means at hand, and with the help of faithful musician friends." —Jacqueline Thibault.

Artist: VANAY, LAURENCE
Title: Galaxies
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of producer and musician Laurent Thibault (Magma). Her debut album Galaxies (1974) is pure genius: almost all instrumental, with gorgeous keyboards of many types, acoustic/electric guitar, even a little Zeuhl bass. There are wordless vocals on many of the tracks, although she occasionally sings in a soft, seductive manner. Incredible, spacey avant-garde progressive chanson, a holy grail for most collectors of 70s underground French music. Rivaled only by the early work of Brigitte Fontaine for pure inventiveness. An album of inconspicuous, sincere beauty and a masterwork of the French progressive folk scene. Sublime compositions: unique, melancholic, and very powerful. Exact replica reissue on 180 gram vinyl, with full color, four-panel insert. Comes in an old-style, tip-on gatefold jacket. Remastered from the original master tapes." - Lion Productions.
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Artist: VANAY, LAURENCE
Title: La Petite Fenetre
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Jacqueline Thibault (Laurence Vanay) often worked for other artists at the legendary Château dHérouville studio as arranger, keyboardist, co-composer, and assistant sound engineer. Between sessions she sometimes managed to record her own music. Several years after her two acknowledged masterpieces, Galaxies and Evening Colours, she was able to bring together the tracks for La Petite Fenêtre (The Little Window). As the 1970s ended, trouble with the Château finances meant that again it was impossible for her to present her work to interested record labels. Instead, I worked in another recording studio in Paris for fashionable artists, she said, and I managed after a time to resume and complete my unfinished songs. By that time, the French record companies were not interested in instrumental music anymore. The recordings therefore found themselves asleep on Parisian shelves, pending potential better days. Sublime compositions: unique, melancholic and very powerful. First ever release of these late-70s recordings! Six-panel color insert with rare photos and Jacquelines remarkable story. Limited to 500 copies, housed in a deluxe tip-on jacket." - Lion Productions.
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Artist: WAPASSOU
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"With their first album, legendary French art-rock band Wapassou found a distinctive musical voice: well-developed melodies, rhythmic organ, prominent droning violin, and guitar doubling-up as a rhythm instrument. They often conjure up what it might have sounded like had John Cale and Stereolab formed a band in 1974, the year this album was released. The five tracks are highly original, varied and inventive, steeped in post-psychedelic rock. Although Wapassou are noted for playing without a rhythm section, the two most striking songs include bass and drums. Why some enterprising dj hasnt created a chill mix from the drum track and provocative vocals on Chatiment (guitarist Karen Nickerl murmuring about the cigarettes she has consumed and that she is a killer, Je suis lassassin, in the midst of the pulsing drone of the band), we dont know. The 13+ minute long Trip is a revelation: for the first two minutes you will think you stumbled into the Cocteau Twins Victorialand; the band then jam for six and a half minutes before they drop one of the trippiest ethereal breakbeat grooves youll ever hear; the last two minutes of solo sitar are sonic lysergia of the highest quality. Lest we startle you with excited pronouncements of how good this album is, weve forced ourselves to be matter of fact! it is unique, with slight nods to groups like Amon Düul, Popol Vuh, Czar, and Ash Ra Tempel. A colorful insert has the detailed history of the making of the album, plus photos and other marvels. Remastered and sounding better than it ever has." - Lion Productions.

Artist: WILSON MCKINLEY
Title: Spirit of Elijah
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"With beginnings firmly in the secular realm and a strong following in the Northwest, Wilson McKinley signed to Alshire Records (home of 101 Strings) and recorded one album under the labels acid-rock moniker, The California Poppy Pickers. With the proceeds from those sessions, they self-released a 7" EP in 1970. But then they met street minister Carl Parks, gave up the rock n roll lifestyle and effectively ended the first incarnation of the group. Parks encouraged the remaining band members to pick up their instruments again to create music for a street meeting, and thus the first Jesus Rock group was born. The first Wilson McKinley LP, 1970s Live on Stage, was a slapdash effort on all fronts and is generally dismissed by everyone involved (maybe why nobody seems to know the whereabouts of the masters for that one). Chastened by their debut, Wilson McKinley took a more focused approach to Spirit of Elijah: the result was a major leap forward, and a faithful representation of their massive talent; the power of the message and the playing shine through! However, what Wilson McKinley recorded onto the master tape and what made it to a buyers phonograph in 1971 were vastly different things, with inconsistent patches of reverb in the final mix plus other anomalies that a minimally-financed, privately-pressed LP might have. After suffering the indignity of being pirated from the only source material available (a poorly-pressed, poorly-mastered decades-old record), Obscure Oxide and Lion Productions are proud to announce a brand new, 100% legitimate, high-quality vinyl pressing of this classic LP, using exclusive transfers from the original analog reels, with all lacquer cutting and plating done under one roof for the most accurate sound. The bands longtime associate Timothy Smith has written detailed liner notes for a new insert, featuring vintage photos and press clippings. Original jacket artwork and label art are faithfully reproduced." - Lion Productions.

Artist: YAMA AND THE KARMA DUSTERS
Title: Up From The Sewers
Format: CD
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Super political, rocking, anti-establishment communal band (c. 1970) put together as a result of the Kent State Massacre. As the Euphoria Blimpworks Band, fronted by Howard Berkman from morose garage punksters the Knaves, they played demonstrations and student strikes when they werent opening for blues royalty -- or being the first band to play the yard at Cook County Jail. They were inter-racial, anti-war, Stop the Bomb, free love hippies, the wildest of the wild kids. And this is the quintessential anarcho-hippie record, a surprisingly well-engineered indie effort which came inside home-made silk-screened jackets, with twisted, poetic lyrics (Dylan or Arthur Lee and Love? you decide), and funky, rocking bones -- political, sociological, ecological, reflective and free-love sexy. The Karma Dusters really cook on the up-tempo tracks, sounding at times like a cross between The Blues Project and Dylans band circa 1966, augmented by some dazzling violin. This excellent sounding master-tape reissue has two bonus tracks; it also has two booklets -- one is for the outrageous and explicit Gonzo history of the band and their urban commune; the other is a wrap-around booklet for lyrics, all served up together in a Mylar plastic sleeve. You just know the FBI has a huge file on these punks. But do they have the album?" -Lion Productions.

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