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van der Graaf Generator - H to He
(Charisma CAS-1027 UK-76 VG+ 300:-)

Like most 70s progressive rock bands, VDGG thrive on complexity. The arrangements on this particular album are by no means clinical or mathematical, but each song has a somewhat irregular and meandering dramatic arc.

The music is dominated by Peter Hammill's distinct vocals and the sometimes spacey organ of Hugh Banton. The album also features a guest appearance from King Crimson's Robert Fripp.

3rd UK pressing.
Waters, Roger - Us + Them
(Sony 9439-70769 EU-20 EX 350:-)

Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, "Us + Them", featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound.

Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 "Us + Them Tour" which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums ("The Dark Side of the Moon", "The Wall", "Animals", "Wish You Were Here") and from his last album, "Is This The Life We Really Want?".
Watt, Mike - Ball-Hog Or Tugboat?
(Columbia C2-66464 US-95 VG+ 400:-)

Michael David Watt is an American bassist, singer and songwriter - co-founder of the rock bands Minutemen, Dos, and fIREHOSE.

This is a mid-90s classic. Those who are making it nowadays in rock and pop cannot match that eras experimentalism, creativity, quirkiness, humor, freshness. Cynicism, rage, and sensuality have now poisoned the hearts of youth. This is when rock was still fun.

US pressing on BLUE vinyl.
Velvet Underground - 1969
(Mercury SRM-2-7504 US-81 VG+ 350:-)

The Velvet Underground were easily one of the greatest rock bands of the 1960s, though unlike the Beatles or the Stones they labored in relative obscurity. They weren't just ahead of the times, they helped create the future of rock music with their mix of primitive rock 'n' roll, complex avant-garde leanings, downtown narratives, and pure pop songcraft.

This 2LP set - first released in 1969 after Doug Yule had stepped in for the departed John Cale - includes very solid live versions of benchmark numbers, with the VU sounding remarkably sharp on stage.
White, Tony Joe - Closer to the Truth
(Remark 511386-1 EU-91 EX 500:-)

Tony Joe White was an American swamp rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was best known for his song 'Polk Salad Annie'.

"Closer to the Truth" marked White's return to recording, after years working solely as a songwriter. The songs "Steamy Windows" and "Undercover Agent for the Blues" were originally written for Tina Turner, and were previously recorded by her for her album "Foreign Affair", featuring White on guitar.
Who - Sell Out
(Track 613.002 UK-67 VG+ 1000:-)

An incredible album – and one of the most revolutionary rock albums of the late 60s!

The Who recorded this one as a tribute to mainstream radio at the time – linking together some solid stand alone tunes with shorter, wittier tracks that were recorded as commercials for products that included baked beans, acne cream, and deodorant – as well as cool announcer bits too! The end result is one of the most sonically complex records issued by a mainstream rock act of the time – sort of like The Who said "yeah, everyone's trying to copy Sgt Peppers with big arrangements, but we'll take this concept album thing in a whole new direction!". Brilliant all the way through!

No poster, though...
Wild Bunch - Battle Hymns
(Chrysalis CHR-1002 UK-71 VG+ 300:-)

Wild Turkey's "Battle Hymn", is excellent British folk-rock. The late Glenn Cornick was in Jethro Tull from 1968-1970, and formed this band in 1971 after being axed from the Tull. If you like British folk-rock this will be a good album for you. Excellent playing throughout.
Villagers - Live at the Workman's Club
(Domino WIGLP273 UK-11 EX 275:-)

Villagers are an Irish indie folk band from Dublin, formed in 2008, after singer Conor O'Brien's break-up of his previous band The Immediate.

Villagers’ night at the Workman’s Club was as much celebration as a gig. Throughout the hour long performance, Conor’s voice ranges from the intimate tones of a friend confiding in you on tracks like ‘27 Strangers’ and ‘The Pact’ to the soaring, almost rapture-like intensity on ‘Pieces’ and ‘Home’.

Exclusive Record Store Day 2011 release.
Vincent, Vinnie - All Systems Go
(Chrysalis OV-41626 US-88 VG+ 275:-)

Vincent John Cusano
played lead guitar in Kiss, from 1982 until mid-1984 during the band's transition out of their 1973–1983 makeup period.

Whereas Vinnie Vincent's Invasions debut album was a full-on guitar shredding assault, "All Systems Go" has a much more restrained feel to it. Sure, it’s big and bombastic and when Vinnie cuts lose the playing is amazing, though here he shows much more variation and finesse than the all-out speed-shredding of the debut album.
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