Quality ’60s CD Reissues We Highly Recommend

49TH PARALLEL—S/T

Reissue of this Calgary Canada psych band’s eclectic ’68 album plus 11 bonus tracks and alternate mixes. Super hard and imaginative psych plus kickin’ early garage cuts with informative booklet. $16. *

A PASSING FANCY—S/T

Revised and expanded stereo version of ’68 Canadian psych rarity with tough garage cuts, sunshine pop, acid meltown, etc. Booklet includes band history and lyrics plus bonus 45 version of "I’m Losing Tonight." $16. NEW

ARONDIES—INTRODUCING

Complete 12-song collection of boss mid-’60s Pennsylvania garage band. Features their hit "’69." $14. *

JOHN BERBERIAN AND THE ROCK EAST ENSEMBLE—MIDDLE EAST ROCK

Straight reissue of amazing ethnic psych artifact from 1967 that has legendary reputation. Intense music with oud, clarinet/sax, fuzz guitar, dumbeg, and rock rhythm section. $16. NEW

BOHEMIAN VENDETTA—ENOUGH

22 track comp from Long Island, NY garage legends. Includes their highly coveted ’68 LP, rare singles + nine unreleased. $14.

BUSH—GOT BUSH IF YOU WANT IT!

27 track comp of 1965-’66 Rialto CA garage band who cut 3 killer 45s and 21 amazing unissued recordings transferred from tapes and acetates. Great Stones/Byrds/Kinks vibe with snarl plus archival 20-page booklet researched by Ugly Things Mike Stax. A must-have from a band that utterly epitomized ’60s teenage garage rock cool. $16. NEW

FREDDIE DAME—THE ORIGINAL BELIEVERS

Recent 13 track release of Blue-Eyed Soul from singer of Maine garage band Outside In. $14. *

ELASTIK BAND

Fantastic 21-cut collection by the ladds who brought you the outrageous punk dementia of "Spazz." Sophisticated songwriting, novel arrangements, excellent production, and true originality with lyte-psych overtones akin to the Strawberry Alarm Clock plus imaginative Byrds-ian folk rock janglers. Includes most of their recorded output plus loads of worthy unissued material. Nice informative vanity package pulled together by the band members themselves. $18. * NEW

ELECTRAS—S/T

Legit 13 track reissue of presidential candidate/MA senator + bassist John Kerry’s 1961 prep school garage band. Raw and raunchy with a Link Wray/Ventures sound. $14. *

THE ENFIELDS/FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY

18 classic tracks from Penn. garage band circa 1966-’68. An archetypal pinnacle in ’60s songwriting and production. $14.

EYES—THE ARRIVAL OF THE EYES

Legendary UK first generation mod band with reckless Who vibe. Reish includes their complete 28-track studio output including their awesome 5-song "My Degeneration" EP, all 4 fab singles, bonus unreleased and alternate versions, plus the entire Pupils album (which was the Eyes under a pseudonym—get it?) doing 12 kick-ass Rolling Stones remakes. CD wrapped in a gorgeous archival 24-page booklet. $18. *

FAINE JADE—INTROSPECTION

Legendary NY garage/psych LP circa 1968 with three extra tracks. Note: backup band is actually Bohemian Vendetta!! $16. *

GRODES (TONGUES OF TRUTH)/DEARLY BELOVED-LET’S TALK ABOUT GIRLS

Timeless 28 track overview circa 1964-’68 of two legendary Tucson, Ariz., garage bands. Hear the Grodes original version of the Chocolate Watch Band classic! Super archival booklet with loads of photos and interviews with band mates. $16. *

PETER GRUDZIEN—THE UNICORN

Legit reissue of his mega collectible 14 track Outsider Acid-Folk LP from the early 1970s plus six bonus tracks. Definitely in the league of troubled songsmiths like Syd Barret, Skip Spence, and Roky Erickson. Out of print, but we just scored 10 more copies. $18. *

MARGO GURYAN—TAKE A PICTURE

Elusive and extraordinary femme pop psych album from 1968 which sank without a trace that’s jam packed with brilliant arrangements, breathy sexy vocals, and songwriting in the vein of Eternities Children, Curt Boettcher, and The Mamas & the Papas (FYI Margo wrote Spanky & Our Gang’s hit "Sunday Morning" and her magical version is included here). Gorgeous legit package from the mastertapes with notes and pix galore that includes her entire 11-track LP plus 3 worthy bonus cuts. Oh yeah, the original disc was produced by John Hill who was the brains behind the Riders of the Mark 45 (but that’s another story). $16. * NEW

MARGO GURYAN—25 DEMOS

Lovely collection of her polished demo recordings featuring alternative versions of most of her Take A Picture LP plus lots more stellar unissued tracks. These have a stripped-down production but her genius songwriting and lyricism shine through and her breathy voice is reminiscent of a female Colin Blunstone. This is the perfect compliment to her legendary album with 16 of the tracks from the ’60s, 9 from the ’70s, plus one from 2000 (athough that song dates back to 1966!) First-rate package with informative notes and lyrics. $16. * NEW

HERBAL MIXTURE—PLEASE LEAVE MY MIND

Melodic UK ’66 mod psych with six non-LP Groundhogs trax with TS McPhee. $14.

IMMIGRANTS—’66

1966 Reish of Los Angeles garage band’s big ticket 12 track LP from 1966 with original album artwork and liner notes. Yeah! $14.

ERKIN KORAY—ELEKTRONIC TURKELER

Heavy Eastern raves and drones from Turkey’s freaked-out guitar guru. You must have this dense hashish-clouded classic if you’re a fan of psychedelic music. CD contains his 1974 LP (which fetches over $1000) plus Erkin’s earlier standout singles. $16.

ERKIN KORAY—S/T

The "Jimi Hendrix of Turkey" who synthesized exotic Eastern-influences with full-blown psychedelia. This reissue includes his first album from 1973 (most of which was recorded much earlier) plus 8 brilliant bonus tracks circa ’67-’74. This is a fabulous introduction to this musical giant’s oeuvre whose legendary status has exploded in recent years…and for good reason! $16. * NEW

ERKIN KORAY—2

More stellar Turkish psych which reissues his second album plus adds 5 bonus tracks circa 1967-’71. You can definitely smell the hashish pipe… $16. * NEW

LIGHT—TURN ON

Stupendous 25-track compilation from 1967 Southern CA supergroup with all previously unreleased material except for their killer sole single. Includes the awesome "Back Up" punkadelic dazzler, lots of fuzzed-out Music Machine-inspired winners, melodic Left-Banke-styled pop, and music similarities to Moby Grape, Buffalo Springfield, and the Beck-era Yardbirds. Hefty 16-page booklet with in-depth band history and loads of cool pix. $16. * NEW

LITTLE BOYS BLUE—THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS (1965-’68)

Comp of legendary Chicago band like the Shadows of Knight including their 4 desirable garage singles, In The Woodland Of Weir psych LP, plus one rare track. $16.

MAGIC MIXTURE—THIS IS

Reissue of eclectic 1968 UK mod psych classic LP that sounds like the Creation, Attack, Syn, and other Chocolate Soup For Diabetics bands. $16.

MIRAGE—YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS

24 track retro-spective of UK mod/psych band’s entire ’60s oeuvre with lots of unissued and four live cuts. Exceptional stuff! $14.

MISUNDERSTOOD—THE LOST ACETATES

14 snarling unissued 1965-’66 freakbeat-adelic recordings from five-star legends. Musically on par with their astonishing singles and one of the best musical finds this decade! $18.

LOS MOCKERS—THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS 1965-’67

17 track comp of ultra-cool Uruguay (!) garage band’s LP & 45 discography. Total Stones clones. $14. *

MORGAN—S/T

1968 bone-fide psych masterpiece from Long Island band featuring Steve Morgan. From start to finish this is awesome electrified nirvana and pyrotechnic production (engineered by Russ Hamm who also recorded the Flat Earth Society’s Waleeco) with nary a weak moment. I consider this LP to be the absolute pinnacle of US psych—it’s THAT good! Reish includes 2 bonus tracks which are alternate edited 45 mixes. You MUST own this if you are a psych head. $18.

MYSTIC TIDE—SOLID SOUND

18 track comp of this Long Island, NY band’s coveted five garagadelic singles circa 1965-’67 plus six live cuts from ’69. Absolute must for connoisseurs of psychedelia! $14.

NAZZ—13TH & PINE

16 more rarities from the archives. Totally different package than From Philly reish. $14.

NEW CREATION—TROUBLED

Legit reish of 12 track Canadian christian folkedelic outsider top shelf LP in mega demand with nice informative booklet. Nothing can top it in the genre—guaranteed! $16. *

NERVOUS NORVUS—STONE AGE WOO

33 track overview of Outsider singer/songwriter who’s a cross between Tiny Tim, Woody Guthrie, and a car wreck. Includes his three late ’50s major label novelty singles ("Transfusion," "Ape Call," and "The Fang") plus much more strangeness! $14. *

NIGHTSHADOWS—VOL 3/THE PSYCHEDELIC YEARS 1967-1969

Authorized reish that includes material from this Atlanta band’s monster psych LP Square Root of Two which sells for over $1500 these days. This is the volume to get (the others are spotty). $16. *

OPEN MIND—S/T

Comprehensive reish of UK band’s mega-collectable ’68 mod LP plus 4 bonus tracks including their final single and early Drag Set 45 with deluxe color booklet and bio. $18. * NEW

PAINTED FACES—ANXIOUS COLOR

28 track overview of incredible garage/psych band from Louisiana with all of their singles and lots of cool unreleased. $14.

PATRON SAINTS—FOHHOB BOHOB

Authorized reish of big-ticket ’69 NY homegrown psych LP. $16. *

PATRON SAINTS—PROTO BOHOB

16 studio demos pre-Fohhoh Bohob. Mandatory if you’re a PS fan! $16. *

PATRON SAINTS—THE LATIMER SESSIONS

Recent two-CD set of more imaginative unissued material circa 1970-’71 plus two bonus 1973 live cuts. Very, very nice package! $16. *

(PATRON SAINTS) ERIC BERGMAN

Quality, legit two-CD set post-Patron Saints with Modern Phonography (’78) and Sending Out Signals (’82) private press big ticket LPs plus many bonus tracks. $16. *

(PATRON SAINTS) GARRISON—ANTHOLOGY

Two-CD collection of rare and unreleased songs from 1976-’79. $16. *

LINDA PERHACS—PARALLELOGRAM

Intense 1970 femme folkedelic masterpiece plus 5 bonus. $16.

PHIL & THE FRANTICS

16 track overview of Phoenix, Ariz., mid-’60s teen combo. Includes their stunning Zombies knockoff "I Must Run" plus plenty of solid garagers in great package. $16. *

POWDER—BIFF BANG POWDER

Astounding 27-track track comp by late ’60s California mod outfit. Fans of the Who will eat this up! $14.

RINGERS—LET IT BE SAID

Definitive 22 track compilation from Los Angeles ’60s band with their three 45s (one recorded as the TR-5), unreleased ’67/8 gems, and 1970 LP only released in Peru (!). Quintessential melody garage rock at it’s finest. $18.

ED MOOSE SAVAGE & HIS LITANY OF COMPLAINTS

15-track release from late ’90s of Boston Outsider duo who reminiscent of the Fugs. Ed was leader of the Mudbugs and Siamese Triplets who rocked Boston clubs in the ’70-’80s. $12.

SEVENS—S/T

Authorized 21-track comp of phenomenal 1965-’66 Swiss garage band. Contains their LP which sells in the 4-figures, 3 singles, plus 3 unreleased tracks. Mostly original material that sounds truly American that lives up to its God-like reputation. Beautiful booklet (in German) with loads of pix + info. $18. NEW

SUNLIGHT—CREATION OF SUNLIGHT

Superb 1968 CA lyte-psych masterpiece like the Association and Strawberry Alarm Clock. CD contains their mega collectable album plus the rare non-LP single. $16. NEW

SWAMP RATS—DISCO STILL SUCKS

Long-anticipated and essential 12 track collection of savage ’66 Pittsburgh garage punk with with six previously unreleased tracks. This snarls! $14.

BOBB TRIMBLE—JUPITER TRANSMISSION

Legit reissue of Bobb’s finest moments taken from his two coveted early 1980s LPs from central Mass. This material is incredibly tripped out and musically haunting. Bobb’s high vocal range is reminiscent of Curt Boettcher and the arrangements are truly transcendental. Out of print, but we just scored 10 more copies. $18. *

GARY WALKER AND THE RAIN—#1 ALBUM

Reissue of ultra rare ’68 Japanese only album by UK quartet. This blows most mod/psych bands away. In the league of SF Sorrow and the Creation!! (Note: can anyone find Erik an original copy?!?) $16.

ZIP CAPLAN & CAST OF THOUSANDS—MONSTERS AND HEROES

Boss new instrumental CD from Litter guitarist featuring the Ventures’ Nokie Edwards, Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty, Badfinger’s Joey Molland, plus members from the Litter, Stillroven, Castaways, etc. $16. *

COMPILATIONS

’60 BEAT ITALIANO

26 track collection of the cream of Italian garage rock. Expanded version with 8 bonus tracks from the vinyl release. $14.

ACID & FLOWERS

22 primo US lyte psych cuts circa 1967-’68 compiled by Billy Synth of Psychedelic Unknowns fame. $14.

ALIENS, PSYCHOS & WILD THINGS—VOL 1

26-track regional comp of Virginia ’60s garage that’s all killer and no filler. Incredibly well- researched and labor-of-love series that’s definitely worth picking up. Includes Wild Cherries, Heart Attacks, Swinging Machine, Rude Awakening, Dennis & The Times, Dean Kohler, etc. $18. *

ALIENS, PSYCHOS & WILD THINGS—VOL 4

25-track collection of VA and other Eastern Seaboard state garage/psych bands with a big juicy booklet. Includes: Sunn Cycle, Sound Apparatus, Spontaneous Corruption, Cap’t Darby & The Buccaneers, Outcasts, House of David, etc. $18. * NEW

BALTIMORE TEEN BEAT A GO GO

Exact repro of fantastic garage artifact from ’66 featuring 16 local combos. Teen spirit on overdrive—dig it! $14. *

BIET-HET—VOLUME 1

29 kickin’ Dutch Beat/Freakbeat ’60s cuts. Not sung in English. The real thing. $14.

BIET-HET—VOLUME 2

29 more ’60s cuts from the Dykes. $14.

DARK SIDE OF THE XMAS TREE

Sac-religious and sardonic 25-track collection of Christmas tracks from the early ’80s done by the Space Negros, Magic Mose, and The Jethroes. AWOL covers including "Frosty The Snow Plow," "Jingle Hell," "Silent Fright," "Wreck The Halls," etc. You get the picture. Pink Floyd ripoff cover art is worth the price of admission. Scare your friends with this hauntingly Xmas musical downer. $14. *

DUTCH BEAT EXPLOSION

28 tracks of obscure Dutch Beat sung in English which sounds like a cross between the Easybeats and the Hollies. Very cool! $14.

FREE FLIGHT

27 unreleased rockers, garage winners, and psych gems circa 1964-’69 from Minnesota’s Dove Recording Studio-awesome!! $16. *

GAIETY RECORDS STORY

24 rare Canadian garage tracks with informative booklet featuring Checkerlads, White Knights, Tomorrow’s Keepsake, Lexington Avenue, NRG, Solid Reputation, plus 4 great cuts by the Plague including their punkers "Face Of Time" and "Love And Obey." $16.

GRAVEL—VOL 4

24 ’60s punkers including the Treez, Baker Street Irregulars, Bells of Rhymney, Painted Ship (demo), Simple Simon & The Piemen, Weeds, etc. $18. NEW

GRAVEL—VOL 5

24 pounding ’60s garagers with (Those) Rogues, Our Gang, Skaliwags, Painted Ship (demo), Tyde, Wrong Numbers, 8th Wonders of the World, etc. $18. NEW

LOST SOULS—VOLUME 1

29 tracks of stellar Arkansas garage/psych/folk rock bands who cut singles and unreleased acetates circa 1964-’71. Fantastic musical overview of Clinton’s state by folks who probably inhaled. Bands include the Blue And The Gray (who do an savage rendition of "Don’t Send Me No Flowers"), Yardleys, Lost Souls, Problems Of Tyme, plus a cool instrumental mix of the Purple Canteen’s legendary "Brains In My Feet." Lovingly researched by AK archivist Harold Ott with great notes and pix. Not to be missed and let’s hope for a future Vol 2… $18. NEW

QUAGMIRE #7

27 elusive ’60s garage nuggets including Cobras, Aztecs, Gnats, Foamy Brine, Castaways Five, Checkmates, Hatfields, etc. $18. NEW

QUAGMIRE #8

27 more ’60s punk groovers & Movers including Esquires, Last Knights, Percussions, Shadels, Interns, Voxmen, Corruption Inc, etc. $18. NEW

SHAKIN’ IN ATHENS

Definitive comp of super-obscure groovy Greek garage with 20 page booklet. $14.

THINK OF THE GOOD TIMES/THE TUCSON ’60S SOUND 1959-’68

Mighty 27 track comp with 22 bands doing instrumentals, Brit Invasion influenced garage, folk rock and some early psych with first- rate booklet. $16. *

TOTAL RAUNCH

Fabulous 29 track collection of super ’60s garage rarities with War Lords, Bushmen, Tamrons, Swaydes, Endless, Norsemen, Nomads, etc. $16.

WATERPIPES & DYKES—VOL 1

18 cuts of imaginative Dutch Psychedelic Underground music circa 1966-’72 sung in English. 100% trippy stuff! $14. NEW