We’ve just acquired a rather tasty selection of super rare original pressed Kinks vinyl LPs, early Kinks albums (like the Beatles/Stones) were a mixture of amped up R&B and soul covers (hello Too Much Monkey Business and Dancing In The Street) plus some killer originals; Stop Your Sobbing, Tired Of Waiting, Come On Now (’nuff said!). Ray Davies’ inspired song-writing – quickly eschewed the Americanisms of his peers and produced a run of 7″ singles and long players that, not only were the match of Lennon/McCartney and Jagger/Richards (oh yes they were), but whose subject matter was on a different page – at turns cynical and poignant, check Dedicated Follow Of Fashion, Where Have All The Good Times Gone, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon (need I go on?) if you need proof.
After the band were refused entry to the U.S. (due to a ‘disagreement’ with the all-powerful American Musicians Union), the Kinks produced a series of albums that whilst largely overlooked at the time are now rightfully acknowledged as outright classics, the wonderful ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Society’, the wide-screen sounding ‘Arthur, Or the Decline Of the British Empire’ and the bitter ‘Lola Versus Powerman & the Moneyground’ (what is it with the long titles?).
It’s not often we see Kinks LPs from this era in such great condition, here’s a couple to whet your Kinks whistle, you can see the full list here
And they need to get rid of thousands and thousands of records. Earlier this summer, the mezzanine floor of San Diego’s Hillcrest Thrift Trader collapsed under the weight of its own vinyl, spilling thousands of records out through the shop window and down onto the street. Now the rest of […read more…]
…big hitters at 991.com, include some top Brit prog rarities in the shape of ‘Orgasm’ by Head Machine, a highly sought after 1970 Brit-prog LP, a rare 1st issue Black Sabbath ‘Sabotage’, a highly coveted Vertigo Swirl LP from Freedom entitled ‘Through The Years’, a rather tasty Damon Albarn/Gorillaz promo pack, an Australian […read more…]
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