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Habeas Corpus - My Roots
(Anazitisi ARLP-80-31 Greece 2009 EX 350:-)

Habeas Corpus formed in Athens, Greece in 1977. Originally a trio of guitar-bass-drums and occasionally, at some live gigs, a quartet with the addition of a keybordist/guitarist. At the end of 1981, all three members participated to the foundation of the more well-known band, Syndromo and made an album for Vertigo in 1982.
Habeas Corpus music is instrumental (no vocals) and combines heavy progressive rock and jazz/fusion rock with classical and Greek traditional tinges all around. This release collects all their recorded material from 1980-82. A couple of the tracks are from a studio demo while the other 6 tracks are recorded "live". All tracks are unreleased and uncompiled.

From the original 2-track master tapes and fully licenced by Stavros Theodorakos. It will include a 20x20cm triptych (6 pages in total) with bio, photos and memorabilia and a big gig poster from their last appearance, early 1982. 180g vinyl, strictly limited to 150 hand-numbered copies (#99)!
Hapshash & the Coloured Coat - Western Flier
(Liberty LBS-83212-E UK-69 VG+ 500:-)

Hapshash & the Coloured Coat's second and final album was a much more conventional and organized affair than the relatively anarchic, free-form (read songless) structure of their debut. Because of that, some listeners might be inclined to dismiss it as a sellout of sorts. Most listeners, however, will find it far easier to bear than its predecessor, even if it does sound more like a collection of tracks by a few different bands rather than a unified work. The sleeve of this copy has a small tear on the back from a removed sticker; the vinyl is graded Very Good+.
Hazlewood, Lee - Cowboy in Sweden
(LHI Records LHI-3101 US-70 VG+ 275:-)

Lee Hazlewood spent a good part of the late 1960s traveling the globe, cutting records and inking business deals. While on an LHI promotional tour in Stockholm, Lee crossed paths with Swedish director Torbjörn Axelman.

"Cowboy in Sweden" was a soundtrack to the 1970 cult classic film of the same name starring Lee Hazlewood. The film was a surreal psychedelic account of Lee’s journey to his new homeland, while the soundtrack was a perfect compilation of Hazlewood’s strongest songs recorded over a prolific globe trotting three year period.
Hell, Richard - R.I.P.
(ROIR A-134 US-84 EX 100:-)

This Richard Hell compilation was originally released in 1984 as a cassette-only release and was later re-released on CD (different cover, same track listing).

It collects a total of 14 tracks (most studio, some live) and serves as a solid anthology/greatest-hits compilation. The selections span his career from 1975-1984, from one of his first bands (the legendary Heartbreakers with Johnny Thunders) up until a later incarnation of the Voidoids. The sound quality is consistent for the most part, and the music is rough, raw, and rocking -- in other words, classic Richard Hell.
Hendrix, Jimi - The Essential
(Polydor 2612.034 UK-78 VG+ 275:-)

More than anyone before or since, Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the way the electric guitar is played. His prodigious guitar playing, his soul-saturated, swaggering vocal style, and his brother-from-outer-space aura immediately seemed to hypnotize anyone within a five-mile radius. From 1966 to his death in 1970, he breathed life into his Stratocaster, squeezing a new sonic language from the fretboard that had never been played, let alone fathomed, by any guitarist before.

2LP compilation; comes with a 1-sided bonus single [JIMI1].
Hole - Ask for It
(Caroline CAROL1470-1 US-95 EX 275:-)

Throughout Hole's career, vocalist/guitarist Courtney Love's notorious public image has overshadowed her band's music. In their original incarnation, Hole was one of the noisiest, most abrasive alternative bands performing in the early '90s.

Scarce 1995 US limited edition 6-track PINK VINYL LP featuring Peel Session tracks from November 1991 and Live Versions recorded at The Whiskey in 1992.
Holland, Randy - Cat Mind
(Mother 1050 US-72 VG+ 275:-)

A lot of private press releases did not appear on commercial labels for good reason, but not this one. This is a very nice album, with some folk and country inflections, and a good loner vibe. It's not (contrary to some catalogues) psychedelic, but Holland's dark and somewhat snotty delivery and some smokin' guitar make it stand out from the pack.

Original US pressing.
Hollies - For Certain Because
(Parlphone PCS-7011 UK-66 VG+ 300:-)

The Hollies was formed in Manchester in the early 1960s. Known for their distinctive vocal harmony style, they became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and early 1970s.

"For Certain Because" was their first album entirely composed of original material, and it echoed pop's increased sophistication with fuller, more adventurous arrangements and more personal, folk-rock-influenced compositions.

Rare 1966 UK STEREO pressing, with 'Sold In The UK' & 'Gramophone Co' credits on the black & yellow labels, front laminated internal pocket gatefold picture sleeve.
Hollywood Brats - Hollywood Brats
(Cherry Red ‎A-RED-6 UK-80 VG+ 275:-)

The Hollywood Brats were a real anomaly in the British music scene of the early 70's. In a period of time when rock’n’roll had been reduced to pretentious prog or cartoon pop, they brazenly raised their heads above the parapets and called them all out. With a singular Year Zero attitude that Punk would claim five years later, they dismissed everything around them as insignificant or half-hearted and stormed down their own path.

Singer Andrew Matheson soon learned that his act wasn’t unique. Across the Atlantic, the similarly attired New York Dolls were getting the attention the Brats never enjoyed. But the Brats band did have quite an influence on the burgeoning London punk scene.
Hunger - Strictly from Hunger
(Akarma AK-045 Ita-99 EX 400:-)

Hunger! (originally from Portland, Oregon), were full-fledged members of the L.A. psych scene of the late-sixties, and despite their opening for top-shelf acts like the Doors and The Strawberry Alarm Clock, their one and only album did not make much of a splash at the time, and the band dissolved soon after its release. However, the album has since become one of the most collectible in its genre and upon listening one can see why. This rhythm-heavy Doors-influenced hard psych is frequently referred to as 'one of the best psychedelic albums of all time'! Band member Ed King went on to play with the Strawberry Alarm Clock and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Housed in a plain black box of quite thin cardboard with only a small sticker on the front, this box set couples both Akarma releases 'Strictly From Hunger!' (AK 045) on black vinyl and 'The Lost Album' (AK 045/2).