80s A-B

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
10'000 Maniacs In My Tribe (Elektra) M- / M- U.S.'1987 28.00*
(80's major label release; drifty Pop-lanes w/femme lead-singer; has the lyrics-inner-sleeve;)
The 27 Various Approximately (Clean) M- / M- / Cc. U.S.'1990 42.00
(1990 release of strong electric Folk-Pop piece (their 3rd album (?) by Minneapolis trio, releasing prev. albums on Susstones Records;)
Hi. (Susstones) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1987 42.00
(orig. U.S. press of shaky 'n noisy slice of Avant-Wave-Psych on 80's San Francisco cult-label; ...distorto swyrl-dome crackin' up toxik cloud-shells 'neath showerz of amplified yell!)
Yes,indeed (Susstones) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1989 42.00
(late 80's U.S. release of strong Pop-piece spooky w/Syd Barrett meets Db's-typo images, electric-Folk-Rock tapestries w/ acoustic/ electric guitars, sitar-sounds on one song! ...has some real ear-flatterin' lines w/ some punky runways; insert-sheet;)
28th Day Same (Bring Out Your Dead) VG++ / EX U.S.'1985 52.00
(mid-80's U.S. release of upper-dynamo-guitar-jangle-galore by San Francisco Band w/femme lead-voice; most energetic driveways w/eastern-trems in 'em shattering lead-cranks; ...on the same label as True West and produced by Russ Tolman (of True West) (distributed by Enigma Records)
8 1/2 Same (Criterion) M- / M- / Cc. U.S.'198 28.00
(late 80's (?) local Florida (?) 4-track E.P. floored w/doomy Techno-Pop sounds spawning a sinister wasteo- macho vybe; spins for 25 minutes plus;)
Able Tasmans A Cuppa Tea And A Lie Down (Flying Nun Europe) M- / M- D'1986 52.00*
(mid-80's Chamber-Folk-Pop w/ a psychedelic tinch plus a slightly bent angle ("evil barbeque") plus acid-ish jammer-lanes on the far-out(7:17) "rainbow"-track where they take off!! ...band hails from New Zealand; this is the german print w/insert;)
Absolute Grey Same (Acid Tapes) EX / EX U.K.'1984 28.00
(mid-80's rare cassette-only release of jammin' Rock khool by british quartet; ringin' fuzzed guitars w/femme lead-voice; quite a tight unit baskin' out on contemporary west-coast flows à la Dream Syndicate!)
Acorns Same (Post-Ambient Motion) EX / EX U.S.'1989 52.00
(late 80's electric Folk-Rock charmer out of Omaha, Nebraska, ringin' guitars and nice femme lead-vocs; comes w/inserts;)
Adam And The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier (CBS) EX / EX NL'1980 28.00*
(holland print w/ 2inserts!)
The Adventures Theodore And Friends (Chrysalis) M- / EX D'1985 28.00*
(german print of mid-80's Wave-Pop release by british combo; solemn, doomy colors, ringin' guitars 'n nice voc-harmonies;)
Aeron An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Eldar Prod.) M / M U.S.'1989 Sold
(late 80's cassete-only album of Tolkien-inspired dreamy Prog-Folk-Rock w/psychdedelic rafting by mostly female combo from California releasing 2 vinyl album in the late 70's/early 80's;)
The Afflicted Good News About Mental Health (Infrasonic) M- / M- / Cc. U.S.'1986 34.00
(mid-80's U.S. release of ruff-powered Hard-Core-Punk album by Californian band; w/inner-sleeve;)
The Afrika Corps God It's Them Again! (New Rose) M / M- F'1982 55.00
(scarce french print of most refreshing early 80's mini-album full o' Grunge-Punk fiestas by U.S. east-coast gathering; snotty vibes, 60's-garage-dungeon-bred go-guitar-onslaught, trashy strayns in the vocs... or as Sounds-magazine put it "the worst music by the best band in the world";)
Johnny Allen Desperate Years (Appeal) M / M- U.S.'1988 42.00
(late 80's electric-Folk-Rock w/hard-guit-sound, full-band spree, restlessly strained ramble-fever w/ grungy edge; "stop kickin'" is the ruler...; privat-press out of Detroit;)
Always August Largeness With (W)holes (SST) EX / EX U.S.'1987 52.00*
(simply essential 80's releases and among the best on the label; many-windowed sceneries drawing from Chamber-Folk to Rock w/a dose of jazz & Avant-typo whips plus a mind for jams; percussion, guitars,   violin, sax, bass recorder, trombone, voice, trumpet, banjo; beauty sleeve;)
Black Pyramid (SST) M- / EX U.S.'1986 55.00*
(simply essential 80's releases and among the best on the label; many-windowed sceneries drawing from Chamber-Folk to Rock w/a dose of jazz & Avant-typo whips; Kalimba, Xylophone, sakuhachi, flute,   percussion, guitars, trumpet, banjo; ...recorded in the living room; beauty sleeve;)
Black Pyramid (SST) SS / SS U.S.'1986 65.00*
(simply essential 80's releases and among the best on the label; many-windowed sceneries drawing from Chamber-Folk to Rock w/a dose of jazz & Avant-typo whips; Kalimba, Xylophone, Sakuhachi, flute,   percussion, Guitars, trumpet, banjo;... recorded in the living room; beauty sleeve;)
Largeness With (W)holes (SST) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1987 52.00*
(simply essential 80's releases and among the best on the label; many-windowed sceneries drawing from Chamber-Folk to Rock w/a dose of jazz & Avant-typo whips plus a mind for jams; percussion, guitars,   violin, sax, bass recorder, trombone, voice, trumpet, banjo; beauty sleeve;)
Geography (SST) M- / EX U.S.'1986 52.00*
(simply essential 80's releases and among the best on the label; many-windowed sceneries drawing from Chamber-Folk to Rock w/a dose of jazz & Avant-typo whips; ...in comparison to their earlier works, this 'un is stripped down to elementary combo-gear feat. bass, drums, guitars, percussion, alto-sax; ...rending more a jazzy edge to the whole;)
Geography (SST) M- / EX / Cc. U.S.'1986 42.00*
(simply essential 80's releases and among the best on the label; many-windowed sceneries drawing from Chamber-Folk to Rock w/a dose of jazz & Avant-typo whips; ...in comparison to their earlier works, this 'un is stripped down to elementary combo-gear feat. bass, drums, guitars, percussion, alto-sax; ...rending more a jazzy edge to the whole;)
Geography (SST) SS / SS U.S.'1986 55.00*
(simply essential 80's releases and among the best on the label; many-windowed sceneries drawing from Chamber-Folk to Rock w/a dose of jazz & Avant-typo whips; ...in comparison o their earlier works, this 'un is stripped down to elementary combo-gear feat. bass, drums, guitars, percussion, alto-sax; ...rending more a jazzy edge to the whole;)
American Music Club The Restless Stranger (Grifter) EX / EX U.S.'1985 55.00
(debut by this 80's californian Folk-Rock quintet; "room above the club" is a hooky opener;)
Thomas Anderson Alright It Was Frank.. (Out There) EX / EX U.S.'1988 55.00
(driving Folk-Rock release on small Oklahoma label in the late 80's; straight-ahead rockin' temper w/crashy guitars, electric/acoustic menageries feat. Todd Walker on 2nd guitar 'n backing vocs; incl. "she looks like Rickie Lee Jones", "the bride & the broomstick" ...solid songs that stick in the ear and cause a tremble in the knees; w/lyrics-insert sheet;)
Anne Be Davis Scouts Deposit (Picnic Horn) EX / EX U.S.'1990 36.00
(hard-edged Folk-Rockin' quartet on small, local Michigan label at the tyrn of the 80's; a real special gimmick at the end of the Live-song on THAT side... no, no, I won't tell! w/inner-sleeve;)
Antiseen E.P. Royality (Death Train Music) M- / M- U.S.'1986 55.00
('86 6-track E.P. rarity by fiercely punked-up North Carolina 4-piece feat. Marlon Cherry; comes w/insert-sheet that shows hot live-shots of the band!)
Ape,Beck & Brinkmann Die Täumer Sind Die Ersten (FolkFreak) M / M D'1984 34.00
(german orig. print of melodic Folk-Rock w/general combo-gear plus violin & flute; sung in german tonge; has the insert-sheet;)
The Art Of Noise In Visible Silence (China) EX / EX D'1986 28.00*
(Classic 80's Avant-Sympho-Tech-Pop w/slashy Perco-blasts 'n athmo-poundin' beats; german print w/inner-sleeve;)
Au Pairs Paying With A Different Sex (Human) M- / M- U.K.'1981 42.00*
(orig. U.K. print w/insert; ...a New Wave 80's classic w/femme vocs;)
Aztec Camera Knife (Sire) EX / EX U.S.'1984 34.00*
(U.S. print of colorful, mid-80's U.K. Neo-Folk-Wave produced by Mark Knopfler; w/lyrics inner-sleeve;)
The B-52's Whammy! (Island) M- / EX D'1983 28.00*
(german print w/inner-sleeve;)
Backdoor Men &
Effervescent Elephants
Same (Lost Trails) / M- I'198 42.00
(rare 80's italian 7" E.P. presenting two native bands: Backdoor Men do "going home" & "people in me" (The Music Machine) ,The Effervescent Elephants brewin' up a psychedelic soup on "maize" (based on a song by Syd Barrett)
Bad Mutha Goose And The Brothers Grimm
Same (Fable) M- / M- / Cc. U.S.'1987 28.00
(12"  4-track mini album out of Texas in the late 80's; weird rhythm-shakin' Funk action w/ black vibes; frightening comix-jacket;)
Bad Thing Same (Fuel) M- / M- U.S.'1989 28.00
(12" 4-track mini-album from Minneapolis in the late 80's, guitar-crashin' electric Folk-Rock w/ some acoustic songs thrown in;)
Joe Baiza & The Universal Congress Of
Same (SST) EX / VG++ U.S.'1987 55.00
(80's U.S. release by most innovating indep californian label; one big, extended full-tilt electric jam-out stretching over almost 2 vinyl-sydes; dual wah-fuzz-distorto-guitar crusades, pounding rhythm-logs(bass 'n drums) ...gathering wind, building up 'n piercing fogs ...awesome ...furious ...crystallized streams of tox! best one on the label to my ears!)
The Bam Balams Genuine Rock & Roll Medicine Show (Green Fez) EX / EX Aus'1988 65.00*
(...best thing I've heard since TRAVELERS AID! ...and this Oz-quartet's treadin' similar corduroy roads w/ 12-string Rickenbacker leads 'n that dark, snotty-khool juju-voudou melo-brew for a sound, every song sticks just right like that old No.7 on that famous label the jacket to this album's messin with! band-name is taken from a Flamin' Groovies song off the "supersnazz" album from '68 ...and if that doesn't mean something!! FOC w/great pics on inside and 2 inserts! slightly later press in black vinyl;)
Bangaroo Child Of Light (One Love) EX / EX U.S.'1987 55.00
(sunny-crest-boppin' rhythm-galore w/sax, bongos, congas, fluid lead-guit runs, bouncin' bass, drums and the sound of a banana peelin' backwards... exotic flavours reekin' w/ World-Beat colors... Reggae, Ska... 'n blasts of marin-vybed Jahh,  femme /male vocs and rhytm-brewin' jams causin' wet sox (if ya got any);  definite party grooves beyond any traces of the usual cocktail-schlock; w/inserts;)
Rick Barr & The American Blues
Dangerous Curves (Immigrant City) EX / EX U.S.'1986 34.00*
(local U.S. east-coast straight rockin' combo w/restless street-soul vibes in the vocs (reminiscent of Springsteen) shaky bag w/fuzz-guit-leads and dynamic melo-strive w/keyboards/synth; comes w/ promotional package-sheets and lyrics-insert;
The Beat Farmers Van Go (Curb) EX / EX U.S.'1986 28.00*
(mid-60's U.S. guitar-jangler galore reviving vintage electric-Folk-Rock laurels 'n deliverin' 'em w/ a bangh! ...MCA-sub-label issue;)
Robert Becker Easier (China Grade Ltd.) M- / M- U.S.'1989 28.00
(late 80's Jangle-Pop piece from New York, some dreamy, melodic strains... 'n songs causin' no pain;)
Beggar Weeds Sure Pants Alot (Junior Highness) M- / M- U.S.'1988 28.00
(late 80's local Florida privat-press of guitar strummin' Pop-jangledom w/Byrdsian kolorz; 12" mini album having 5 songs;)
Bel-Fires What You Wanted (Spinning) M- / M- U.S.'1988 28.00
(6-track mini-album out of California in the late 80's; gentle, electric Folk-Pop w/dynamic edge, femme lead-vocs; inner-bag;)
John Bergamo On The Edge (CMP) M- / M D'1986 52.00
(mid-80's german release of Avant-Ambient sounds by californian (?) composer/percussionist; electronic sources 'n percussive tableaus creatin aural landscapes; FOC w/notes to the compositions on inside;)
Bernie's Autobahn Band Aus Heiterem Himmel (Wundertüte) M / M D'1985 34.00*
(mid-80's german release by native Folk-Rock band performing original songs in native tongue; insrtuments incl. piano, acoustic/ electric guitars, bass, percussion, flute, pipes, harmonica, mandolin...; comes w/lyrics insert-sheet;)
The Bevis Frond Through The Looking Glass (Woronzow) EX / EX U.K.'198 95.00
(limited press of 500 copies; U.K. Cult-troupe drenched w/fuzz-distorto gelatine, stoned-to-the-max space-swellin' boards w/guitars, organ bass 'n drums... long excursions out into meres where toads are cuttin' ghostly white throats and no-one there to teach the rowing of boats...; mostly taken from rough mix-cassettes ...far-out epsitles outta vaults in ages before demagnetisationismology...; double-set;)
Triptych (Reckless) M- / M- U.S.'1988 42.00
(orig. U.S.release by U.K. Cult-troupe cuttin' it deep into Neo-60's Psychedelic-Garage zones w/ cheesy organ swells 'n hovering fuzz-box-strayns; cover of "Hey Joe";)
Big Country The Crossing (Mercury) M- / EX U.K.'1983 28.00*
(orig. U.K. print in nicely textured silver/blue jacket; w/inner-bag;)
Steeltown (Mercury) M- / EX NL'1984 28.00*
(orig. holland print in FOC w/inner-sleeve;)
The Seer (Mercury) M- / EX NL'1986 28.00*
(orig. holland print w/inner-sleeve;)
Wonderland (Vertigo) M- / EX Can'1984 28.00*
(orig. canadian print of mid-80's 6-track 12" mini-album; incl. "the crossing";)
The Big Thing In The Elbow Room (Rave) M- / EX / Cc. U.S.'1990 34.00
(orig. U.S. release of Hard-Core-Punk slinger on this small Philadelphia label; w/insert-sheet;)
Bisca Bausongs (Aexy) VG++ / VG++ I'1984 55.00
(mid-80's italian Free-Form spangled Doom-Wave... sort of a cross 'tween LOVE OF LIFE ORCHESTRA and THE LOUNGE LIZARDS; keepin' things in sparse boundaries w/electric sax, drums, bass 'n voices; odd card-board jacket w/almost no infos given;)
Black Moon Dolls Unmasking The Sun (No Label) M- / EX CH'198 42.00*
(privat-press from southern Switzerland offering a refreshing slice of fuzz-janglin' americana flavoured 'n dark-glassed doomy Folk-Punk w/that 80's pressure/ loner-allures in True West vein & a semi-psychedelic paint; nice paisley-swarmed jacket;)
Black Sea An Early Fall (No.6) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'198 36.00
(80's New Jersey  quartet spookin' the dead horse w/doom-speckled Pop armouries... sort of THE CHURCH (..talkin' 'bout the oz-band here) celebrating a BRBQ in some cemetery in the dead of nyte; w/insert-sheet;)
The Blasés Same (Permanent Rave) M- / M- U.S.'1989 28.00*
(late 80's New Jersey Pop-raver w/electric/acoustic gear... mostly uptempo spree;)
The Blasters Same (Slash) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1981 36.00*
(raving Rocker gang w/brass 'n harmonica blasts! ...from California; w/inner-bag 'n label-insert-sheet;)
Rainer Bloss & Katia Kinska Traum-Töters Knecht (Innovative Communication) M- / M- D'1982 55.00
(early 80's orig. german print of doom-speckled sounds to a german Song-Play w/native lyrics/voice;)
Blue Rabbit Same (Clockwork) CH'1989 22.00*
(80's swiss cassette-demo release of native electric-Folk-Rock swarmin' about w/solemn romanticisms, guitars, harp, accordion and windy female lead-vocs tryin' to smuggle the legato 'round the edges w/a frosty bumblebee ache;)
Blue Rain Blessed Rain (Blue Rain) M- / EX U.S.'1987 75.00
(first album w/ rougher edges and less Acid brewing in the grooves;)
Blessed Rain (Blue Rain) SS / SS U.S.'1987 95.00
(first album w/ rougher edges and less Acid brewing in the grooves; comes w/45 that contains 2 lp trax that probably don't differ from the album (didn't check it out...;)
Drenched (No Label) M / M- U.S.'1988 75.00
(top rated late 80's psychedelic guitar jammer-yard from Louisiana, plenty o' fuzz-guit squelche, toxic, mercurial leads, a tight unit rockin' forth via hefty melo-rhythm swell w/wah-effects, 12-string sound... and flashin' to mid 70's eastern-baba zone à la Relatively Clean Rivers on the great "the wind & the rain";  ..there's plenty o' Blooz boilin' in the grooves! ...sorta garagey Widespread Panic in all;)
Drenched (No Label) SS / SS U.S.'1988 95.00
(top rated late 80's psychedelic guitar jammer-yard from Louisiana, plenty o' fuzz-guit squelche, toxic, mercurial leads, a tight unit rockin' forth via hefty melo-rhythm swell w/wah-effects, 12-string sound... and flashin' to mid 70's eastern-baba zone à la Relatively Clean Rivers on the great "the wind & the rain";  ..there's plenty o' Blooz boilin' the grooves! ...sorta garagey Widespread Panic in all...; still sealed!!)
Blue Rodeo Outskirts (WEA/Risqué Disque) M- / EX Can'1987 28.00*
(late 80's canadian band; ringin' guitars for catchy Pop armouries, organ, voc-harmonies... lyrics-inner-bag;)
Eric Bogle & John Munro Hard Hard Times (FolkFreak) M / M D'1985 52.00
(orig. mid-80's german release by australian Folk-stringin' 'n singin' duo strummin' guitars, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, bass-guitar, backed by bass, mouth-harp and some synth; all original songs and a most convincing performance w/subtle flashes of trad-brit-acres, excellent vocal-treats and the right magic to help establish this as a real special album from the 80's! comes w/lyrics insert-sheet; oh, has a few different versions of songs that also appeared on the U.S.  Flying Fish print!)
When The Wind Blows (Flying Fish) EX / EX U.S.'198? 55.00
(orig. 80's U.S. release by australian Folk-stringin' 'n singin' duo strummin' guitars, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, bass-guitar, backed by bass, fiddle, cello, violin and some synth; all original songs and a most convincing performance w/subtle flashes of trad-brit-acres, and truly fine vocal treats! ... "bushfire" (6:00) has the droning, earthy sound of the didgeridoo! and haunting lady-back-up voice by Lynne Muir! ...  "safe in the harbour" reminds of Nigel Mazlyn Jones as for voice and magic in the harmonies ...;)
Bohemian Fringe Japanese Haiku Tour (1201) M- / EX U.S.'1987 42.00
(late 80's local Ohio Avant-Rock jammer w/keyboards, fuzz-guitar, bass 'n drums; athmo-packed trancey rhythm-swells, poundin drums...; 4-track mini-album;)
Peach Borel With Right
People
85 (No Label) EX / EX CH'1985 55.00
(mid-80's cassette-only (demo-release?) of shaky, barroom-rockin' grooves w/funky hooves bred on americana FM turf as for sound 'n vision;)
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Lonely Avenue (Another) M- / M- NL'1986 55.00*
(orig. dutch print of captivating Jazz-Pop-Lounge sounds by native quartet consisting of 3 ladies 'n one guy; w/brass & string accompaniments; contemporary remakes of songs from the 30's to the 60's and 2  originals from the 80's; incl. Billie Holiday's "who needs you?";)
Bouncing Off Bob Cha Cha Cha At The Coral Reef (Stretch) M- / M- U.S.'1987 32.00
(late 80's U.S. color-splashing guitar-Pop w/strong vocs, sunny crest 'plosion spree w/keyboards... songs that somehow stick out of the times' ordinary bag ...this band got potential! 5-tracks mini-album w/insert;)
Jean-Paul Bourelly Jungle Cowboy (JMT) M / M- D'1987 52.00
(german print of 80's Fusion-Guitar-Grunge thing by black guitarist walking on gilded Hendrix-splinters; full-band backing w/bass, drums, synth, rhytm-guitar; Andrew Cyrille plays drums on one track;)
Jungle Cowboy (JMT) M / M- D'1987 52.00
(german print of 80's Fusion-Guitar-Grunge thing by black guitarist walking on gilded Hendrix-splinters; full-band backing w/bass, drums, synth, rhythm-guitar; Andrew Cyrille plays drums on one track;)
Brainiac 5 Mushy Doubt (Roach) EX / EX U.K.'198 125.00
(legendary late 70's/early 80's Pub-rockin' band w/psychedelic edge... from Cornwall! this is their RARE 4-track-E.P. on Roach Records w/great b&w pic-sleeve (vintage Frisco-Coffeehouse style!!)
Time/Monkeys & Degenerates (Ostrich) M- / M- U.K.'1979 42.00
(legendary late 70's/early 80's Pub-rockin' band w/psychedelic edge... from Cornwall! their late 70's single housed in great sleeve!!)
Working/Feel (Roche) EX / EX U.K.'1979 42.00
(legendary late 70's/early 80's Pub-rockin' band w/psychedelic edge... from Cornwall! their late 70's single housed in great sleeve!!)
World Inside (Reckless) M / M- U.K.'1988 95.00
(legendary late 70's/ early80's Pub-rockin' band w/psychedelic edge... from Cornwall! recorded in 1979; package here includes  the "Time/Monkey & Degenarates" 45 on Ostrich/Roadrunner rec. w/sleeve!)
World Inside (Reckless) M / M- U.K.'1988 55.00
(legendary late 70's/early80's Pub-rockin' band w/psychedelic edge... from Cornwall! recorded in 1979;)
The Brandos Honor Among Thieves (Relativity) M- / M- U.S.'1987 36.00*
(late 80's ringin' guitar-Pop w/songs that poke an ear-flatter-mood; inner-sleeve;)
Honor Among Thieves (Relativity) EX / EX U.S.'1987 32.00*
(late 80's ringin' guitar-Pop w/songs that poke an ear-flatter-mood; inner-sleeve;)

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