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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 - A Young Person's Guide to...
(Island ISLD-7 UK-75 VG+ 300:-)

Led by Robert Fripp, one of the most revolutionary and cerebral guitarists in music, King Crimson have helped to define and develop both classic and New Prog.

This nice 2LP compilation gives a good overview of the 60's/70's King Crimson material. Also includes a 20 page booklet with pictures and informative texts.
Kraftwerk - TransEurope Express
(Capitol SW-11603 US-77 VG+ 375:-)

An incredibly lovely record from Kraftwerk – fashioned along the same suite-like style as "Radio Activity", and served up with some haunting and charming tunes throughout!

The electronics are quite spare, yet very thoughtful – never a note out of place, as the quartet build their careful efforts together to create a tapestry of surprisingly warm sounds – using just a bit of vocals in really great ways, and almost prefacing a whole generation of UK and Euro pop to come – yet without any of their schmaltz!
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