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Kelly & the Dots, Paul - Talk
(Mushroom L37512 Aus-81 EX 375:-)

Singer/songwriter Paul Kelly captures Australia in his songs the way Bruce Springsteen or the Kinks' Ray Davies have encapsulated their homelands, and he does it with the musical energy and diversity of Elvis Costello.

"Talk" was Kelly's debut album and was followed by "Manila" before Kelly disolved the Dots.

Original Australian pressing; both sleeve and vinyl are graded EX.
Kidd, Johnny - Memorial Album
(Odeon 2C062-04422 Fra-70 VG+ 275:-)

Frederick Heath is now rightly revered as an influential figure in the birth of British rock. Although his backing group fluctuated, this enigmatic figure presided over several seminal pre-Beatles releases. Their compulsive debut single, ‘Please Don’t Touch’ barely scraped into the UK Top 20, but it remains one of the few authentic home-grown rock ‘n’ roll performances to emerge from the 50s.

1970 French compilation; both sleeve and vinyl are graded VG+.
Kilburn & the High Roads - Handsome
(Dawn DNLS-3065 UK-75 VG+ 375:-)

No band has ever sounded remotely like Kilburn & the High Roads. They were an oddity at the time, and they sound even stranger decades later, a glorious blend of distinctly British humor, freewheeling vaudevillian pop, musical theater, '50s rock & roll, jazz, and, of course, pub rock, which is the scene where they made their name. Even if you're very familiar with the wit and style of their leader, Ian Dury, through his solo recordings, the Kilburns' lone album will still sound a little strange since the alternately sly and brutal attack of the Blockheads isn't here -- in its place is a puffed-up, campy theatricality, complete with Rocky Horror-esque backing female vocals, that amazingly still feels punk, partially because of its sheer, unhinged, committed weirdness.

Original UK pressing on Dawn, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only a little light wear from storage; the vinyl is graded EX. Nowadays rarely seen!
King Crimson - Lizard
(Island ILPS-9141 UK-70 VG+ 700:-)

LIZARD can be seen as the third album in the trilogy that makes up Crimson's first phase, which began with IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING. The musical and lyrical concepts are more complex than on the first two albums, the arrangements more elaborate. Pete Sinfield's lyrics, already full of surreal mystical imagery, changed by turns more inaccessible and slightly psychedelic. Horns play a much larger role on LIZARD, the horn section injecting some punch into the production, and Mel Collins' flute and sax emerging as an important solo voice.

Original UK pressing on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with A-2U/B-2U matrix. The sleeve has some creasing in the laminate and a very minor damage on the back; the label on Side 1 has a date written in the rim - a more than respectable copy of this classic!
Kinks - Face to Face
(Sanctuary 278311-1 UK-12 EX 350:-)

The album that ushered in a new era of Ray Davies' songwriting, 1966's FACE TO FACE finds Davies penning, for the first time, a series of vignettes in the style that would become a staple for the rest of his career. Songs such as "Dandy" (a hit for Herman's Hermits), with its concise portrait of a '60s swinger, are a world away from the raucous rock of early hits like "You Really Got Me." The folky, Indian-influenced "Fancy," which may or may not be a self-portrait, and "Rosie Won't You Please Come Home" (actually written about the Davies brothers' sister) are timeless, precisely crafted sketches, beyond musical fad or fashion, that still resound today.

Limited Record Store Day 2012 release of 500 copies; on BLUE VINYL, features both MONO and STEREO versions.
Kinks - Something Else
(Sanctuary 273214-8 UK-11 EX 350:-)

Wickedly clever British pop – plucked from our favorite period of this legendary British band! The record features the group hitting their songwriting stride – moving past the simple topics of earlier songs, into a flurry of snapshots of British life in the postwar years. Each song is a brilliant three minute ode to a certain aspect of life in England – served up with razor-sharp wit, and a creatively catchy approach to songwriting that few of the group's contemporaries could ever hope to match!

Limited Record Store Day 2012 release of 500 copies; on RED VINYL, features both MONO and STEREO versions.
Kiss - Smashes, Trashes & Hits
(Mercury 836 887-1 US-88 VG+ 375:-)

This is an interesting compilation, in that it was put together in 1988, long after the band had unmasked and Ace Frehley and Peter Criss had departed. It's almost equally divided between '70s Kiss classics like "Love Gun" and "Calling Dr. Love" and later efforts.

US limited edition 15th Anniversary 15-track double-sided vinyl picture disc LP, one side has a superb picture of Gene, Paul, Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr and the other has the classic make up line up with Ace and Peter, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve which includes eight photos, discography, videography and bio-essay!