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Ramones - Beat from the Street
(Rock Around The World 109 US-7? EX 375:-)

The Ramones are the first punk rock band. By cutting rock & roll down to its bare essentials -- four chords; a simple, catchy melody; and irresistibly inane lyrics -- and speeding up the tempo considerably, the Ramones created something that was rooted in early '60s, pre-Beatles rock & roll and pop but sounded revolutionary.

This bootleg is shared with Martha Velez; the Ramones were recorded August 12, 1976 at the Roxy, Los Angeles, CA.

Original US pressing; the cue-sheet is missing.
Razorcuts - Storyteller
(Creation CRELP-026 UK-88 EX 300:-)

The Razorcuts were part of the legendary C-86 scene in the UK and went on to become one of the more influential indie pop groups of the 1980s.

Their first LP, "Storyteller", marries the DIY ethos of punk with those jangly guitars of sunny 60’s pop, making music on par with the best of ‘em.

Original UK pressing with Lyric insert.
Reed, Lou - Berlin
(RCA Victor APL1-0207 US-73 EX 300:-)

"Transformer" was a major hit in 1972, to the surprise of both Lou Reed and the music industry, and with Reed suddenly a hot commodity, he used his newly won clout to make the most ambitious album of his career. "Berlin" was the musical equivalent of a drug-addled kid set loose in a candy store; the album's songs, which form a loose story line about a doomed romance between two chemically fueled bohemians, were fleshed out with a huge, boomy production, overloaded with guitars, keyboards, horns, strings, and any other kitchen sink that was handy.

Original US pressing, complete with 8 page insert.
Reed, Lou - Live Stockholm 1974
(Not On Label (none) Swe-74 VG+ 300:-)

The career of Lou Reed defied capsule summarization. Like David Bowie (whom Reed directly inspired in many ways), he made over his image many times, mutating from theatrical glam rocker to strung-out junkie to avant-garde noiseman to straight rock & roller to your average guy. Few would deny Reed's immense importance and considerable achievements.

1974's "Sally Can't Dance", was his most commercially successful album to date, reaching the Top Ten. On the following tour, Lou was at the height of his drug problems, but still managed to play over 25 venues, opening in Stockholm, Sweden in May and closing in Dayton, OH in October 1974.

Recorded live at the Concerthouse, Stockholm, Sweden, 14 May 1974.
Residents - Third Reich n Roll
(Ralph RR-1075 US-79 VG+ 275:-)

Formed 1966 in San Francisco, the Residents were the anonymous Fab Four of the Avant-Garde whose absurd musical deconstructions have alternated between experimentalism and accessibility.

Technically the third album from the group, this 40-minute assault on the music of the '60s follows Picasso's dictum of all artists killing their (aesthetic) fathers. Two side-long medleys of songs both classic ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag") and obscure ("Telstar") are destroyed, deconstructed, mangled, spat on, spit out, ground up, and injected with gleeful humor.

This is the 1979 reissue with orange and green carrot on the front cover, and repeated image of small swastika pattern around the centre black and white liner notes area on the back cover.
Rolling Stones - Big Hits
(Decca TXS.101 UK-66 VG+ 500:-)

Like its 1969 second volume THROUGH THE PAST DARKLY, this is a fine collection of '60s Stones classics, but it's a rather bluesier one. This is exemplified by such rootsy tracks as the redefined Buddy Holly tune "Not Fade Away" and the R&B bounce of Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now." Not that the group's original songs were lacking in grit or attitude; the vituperative "Get Off My Cloud," delivered in Mick Jagger's best Sidcup dialect still sounds magnificent, as does Brian Jones's booming Vox pearl guitar on "The Last Time" and Keith Richards's opening chords to the aforementioned "Not Fade Away." This is a disc to be handed down to your children!

Rare 1966 first issue stereo compilation on the green unboxed Decca logo 'ffss' label, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with integral 8-page colour booklet. Both sleeve and vinyl are graded VG+.
Rolling Stones - Black & Blue Sessions, vol 1
([bootleg] RT-797 EX 375:-)

Flavoring their existing rhythm-and-blues format with Caribbean beats and cocktail-swilling pianos, the Rolling Stones geared up for another installment of records as the world's best-loved rock and roll band. Aided by Ronnie Wood's enrollment as foil to Keith's unmistakable guitar, BLACK AND BLUE assured, to those who dared doubt, a new era had begun.

This bootleg features takes from the 1975 rehearsals in Rotterdam. Jeff Beck was with the Stones for just three days (6 to 9 February) and is featured here on a few takes.
Rolling Stones - Flowers
(Decca SKL-4888 UK-7? EX 350:-)

Dismissed as a rip-off of sorts by some critics as it took the patchwork bastardization of British releases for the American audience to extremes, gathering stray tracks from the U.K. versions of AFTERMATH and BETWEEN THE BUTTONS, 1966-1967 singles, and a few outtakes. Judged solely by the music, though, it's rather great.

Rare UK second export-only issue of the 1967 12-track STEREO vinyl LP on the 'boxed' Decca logo label, housed in a front laminated picture sleeve.
Rolling Stones - Jump Back
(Virgin V2726 EU-93 EX 500:-)

18-track double compilation LP, containing material from twenty years of the Stones ongoing career, digitally remastered from the original masters using 20 bit technology, glossy picture sleeve complete with illustrated narrative inners.

The sleeve has just a little edgewear whilst the vinyl shows little evidence of play and remains in Excellent condition.
Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads
(Decca SKL-4733 UK-73 VG+ 375:-)

Early Stones recordings don't get much better than this. Firmly established as celebrities, the band began to use the pandemonium it inspired as an artistic source. Nowhere is the band's initial reaction to fame and music business drama more apparent than in the humorous, mocking "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man," in which the Stones effectively skewer the sleazier side of the record industry.

1973 UK pressing on the 'boxed' Decca logo label, with green tinted front laminated picture sleeve.
Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
(Decca 30010 Fra-79 EX 275:-)

By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the late '60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously dangerous alternative to the bouncy Merseybeat of the Beatles in the British Invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock & roll that came to define hard rock.

Scarce 1979 French PICTURE DISC, housed in pink die-cut sleeve. This was the very first commercial picture disc of the Stones released anywhere!
Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
(Decca LK-4605 UK-7? EX 500:-)

The first full-length Rolling Stones album is a raw document of their early sound, which at this point was still Early British Tinny. However, the band's growing confidence throughout the course of THE ROLLING STONES is almost palpable, though it's obvious that at this early stage the band was most comfortable performing R&B covers.

Mid 70s UK MONO pressing with 'boxed' Decca logo, front laminated picture sleeve.
Rydell, Bobby - We got Love
(Cameo C-1006 US-6? NM 300:-)

Robert Lewis Ridarelli was born in Philadelphia. He won first prize on "Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club" at age 8, and was a regular on that show for three years. After changing his last name to Rydell, Bobby played drums in Rocco and the Saints, a group that also featured Frankie Avalon on trumpet. Rydell signed with CAMEO-PARKWAY in early 1959, and eventually became that company's second most popular artist, behind Chubby Checker.

"We got Love" was Rydell's first release on Cameo; it contains his first big hit, "Kissin' Time".

Second US pressing; both sleeve and vinyl are graded NM.