Raw, in-your-face hard psychedelia with plenty of Vox and Hammond organ, hard guitar, and powerful vocals courtesy of Wildwood. Formed in the late ’60s in Stockton, California, this powerful outfit rubbed shoulders with groups like Country Weather, Steve Miller Band, or Grateful Dead and played at legendary venues such as the Fillmore and the Matrix. Featuring tracks from their two rare 45s for the Magnum label (including the punk-a-delic classic “Plastic People”) plus a selection of their fabulous, not released at the time studio cuts from 1968-1970, recorded at Max Weiss’s Fantasy Studios and originally unearthed by Frantic Records in 2012 for their two-CD Wildwood compilation. RIYL: Public Nuisance, The Doors, Music Machine, Steppenwolf, Hunger, Jungle. Includes insert with rare photos and liner notes by Alec Palao; Includes download card. “This is Wildwood, it’s black, it’s dark, whatever it is, it’s us.” — Frank Colli (Wildwood) “… dark and vaguely sinister in both look and sound, Wildwood melded the fuck-you attitude of the garage era with a soulful R&B streak and some enviable hard rock chops.” –Alec Palao
Out-Sider present the first ever vinyl reissue of Daybreak’s self-titled album, originally released in 1971. This elusive US private pressing was originally released on the legendary RPC custom label. Intense and crude garage-psych with echoing vocals, loud distorted guitar, fuzz bass, and organ. Three killer band originals plus some insane cover versions (Steppenwolf, Neil Young) with a basement sound not unlike Mystic Siva. Remastered sound; Includes insert with liner notes and photos.
Out-Sider present a reissue of Wildfire’s Smokin’, originally released in 1971. Powerful and melodic hard-rock by this US power-trio: ultra-loud Quilter amps, killer leads, fuzz bass, furious drumming and vocals. Recorded at the legendary Sonobeat Studios in Austin (home of Mariani) and originally released in 1971 as a private demo album, now impossible to find. Originally formed in California in the late ’60s, Wildfire consisted of Randy Love (guitar, vocals), Danny Jamison (bassm lead vocals), and Donny Martin (drums). Famous for powerful live shows, they packed the clubs with lines around the block of fans waiting to enter, becoming the house band for Finnegan’s Rainbow and the favorite group of The Hessians Motorcycle Club, who became the unofficial guardians of the band. Soon, they got in touch with Pat Quilter from Quilter amps. Tired of blowing up amps when playing, Randy told Pat to design an amp that couldn’t blow up. And he did it. Following Wildfire’s input, Pat designed for the band the famous “Master Volume Dial” amp. In 1969, a Texas promoter heard the band in Southern California and brought them to Austin, becoming an instant hit locally in the Austin area. While in Texas, Wildfire shared the stage with Freddie King, the Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, and ZZ Top. It was in Austin that the eight-song demo was cut at Sonobeat Records (home also of Mariani and Cold Sun), released in 1970 as a private pressing housed in a plain white cover with a Wildfire sticker, each one numbered. The demo album was never sold other than at a small record store in Southern California and it’s now one the rarest hard-rock albums from the US. First bootlegged in the ’90s and then officially reissued by Shadoks in 2006, here’s a welcomed new vinyl edition. RIYL: Grand Funk, Bolder Damn, Demian, Cactus, Stack, Banchee, Blue Cheer, Hendrix… Master tape sound; includes insert with liner notes and photos.
Out-Sider present a reissue of Stone Harbour’s Emerges, originally released in 1974. The absolute king of lo-fi basement psychedelia, originally released as a private pressing in 1974 by this duo from Ohio. From dreamy melancholic tracks to insane fuzzed-out heavy psych ones. Remastered sound; Insert with photos and liner notes by band member Ric Ballas; Includes download.
14 tracks from the Louisville late ’60s/early ’70s garage-psych scene. These cuts (all of them previously unissued, except for one originally released on a rare 45) were found in the archives of the city’s well known Allen-Martin Studio, after the owners retired and the place closed down. Including some rather well-known names, such as The Rugbys, The Illusions, The Keyes, and The Oxfords, as well as more obscure local heroes like Free Reign, The Premieres, Roc, and Conception. Highlights include fabulous psych rockers by The Rugbys and The Oxfords; fuzzed-out garage by Blues and The Illusions; psychedelic hard-rock by Babylon and Free Reign; jangly teen beat by JB and The Young Wheels; killer psych covers of The Beatles and Traffic by The Keyes and Company Front. Also features Brothers Pride, The Waters, and Copperfield. Master tape sound and insert with liner notes and photos.
One Of Hours’ When You Hear The Music, It’s Yours is cool, late ’60s US-Pepperish psychedelia with inventive arrangements, fuzz guitars, and studio effects. Recorded in 1967-68 but shelved at the time, the group is famous for their “Psychedelic Illusion” 45. US garage-psych band One Of Hours formed in Lexington, KY, in 1966. After adding guitar player Bob Willcutt to their line-up, they released their second 45, “Feel the Pain”/”Psychedelic Illusion”, in 1967. Work then began on an album of a complete but varied musical experience called When You Hear The Music, It’s Yours. Fueled by the creative force of band member Shawn Foreman (a true visionary who would create the cult electro/disco project Transistor-Jet in the ’80s), the group (now called Dandelion Wine) entered Chetwyd Studios where they, in true psychedelic mode, experimented and used unusual techniques like backwards recording, paper under piano strings, singing through a comb, interconnecting Fuzz boxes, etc. The finished master tape containing 12 songs with titles like “Two Heads For 35 Cents”, “Sweet Dragonfly” or “Incense C-19X” was sent to the Liberty label with the promise of an album contract for 1968, but the deal never came through and the master tape was destroyed in a warehouse fire. Luckily, Willcutt kept a first generation copy of the master with perfect sound which is presented here. Includes insert with liner notes and photos.
Out-Sider present the first ever vinyl reissue of Lite Storm’s Warning, originally released in 1972. Screaming psychedelic garage from L.A. with fuzzed-out guitars, Vox organ, killer vocals, early Oriental vibes. Formed in California in 1967, Lite Storm was the first incarnation of spiritual seekers Johnima & Kalassu Wintergate (later on Lightstorm, One…) A pioneering psychedelic band, Lite Storm played at all the hip Sunset Strip clubs, were friends with Kali Bahlu and traveled to the Orient and Far East, touring in Vietnam in 1970. Warning was recorded at a four-track studio in 1967-68, first released as a custom tiny pressing before being licensed to the Beverly Hills label for a proper release in 1972. File next to Music Emporium, Tiffany Shade, Seeds, Rebecca & The Sunnybrook Farmers. Includes insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It’s Psychedelic Baby); Includes download card. “Genuine underground freakiness” –Patrick Lundborg (Acid Archives)
Galveston’s premier psychedelic/garage band, the Countdown 5. Here’s a compilation with recordings dating from 1967-68, featuring a selection of their 45 sides for Toucan and Cobblestone. It includes the mod-psych classics “Uncle Kirby” and “Shaka Shaka Na Na” plus some amazing studio tracks which were never released at the time. Fab Beatlesque/Anglophile psych with great vocal harmonies, jangly and fuzzy guitars, organ… Formed in Galveston in the mid-60s, the Countdown 5 were one of the leading psychedelic/garage bands from Texas. From sharing stage with legendary Houston groups like Moving Sidewalks, the Clique, and 13th Floor Elevators, and opening for big names like Paul Revere & The Raiders, they went to running their own label (Toucan) and were also part owners of the renowned Walter Andrus Studio, home to bands like the Elevators and Fever Tree. Uncle Kirby is focused on the psychedelic period of the band (1967-68), including their most psych sounding 45 sides (in original mono mixes) plus unreleased tracks recorded at Andrus Studios which had never been released on vinyl, until now. Master tape sound; Includes four-page insert with liner notes and photos.
Includes download card. Out-Sider present the first ever reissue Hasting’s Street Opera’s Slippery When Wet, a US private pressing from 1969 unknown until now. Underground, psychedelic, electric jazz-rock/improv sound with mellow folk-rock moves and homemade/basement atmosphere. Mostly instrumental with some cut-up vocal sounds and effects. A mix of self-penned songs and amazing cover versions of classics like “Summertime”, “Scarborough Fair”, or “A Taste Of Honey” turned into hip, extended jams not so far away from the sound of the pioneering psychedelic ballroom bands from San Francisco. Electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, flute… Recommended if you like similar private psych-jazz obscurities like Elysian Spring. Named after an old Detroit blues LP, Hasting’s Street Opera was formed in Montclair, New Jersey by a group of young friends (Harry Wellott, Gordon Carlisle, Don Hathaway, and Chris Nelson) influenced by blues, rock, jazz, and the eclectic sounds emanating from freeform/underground FM radio stations: Blues Project, Butterfield Blues Band, Miles Davies, Pharaoh Sanders, Jethro Tull… Initially born as a blues band, HSO eventually evolved into a true improvisation collective unit. Slippery When Wet was recorded in 1969 at Don’s house using a portable recorder operated by their math teacher, the famous old-time music preserver Charles Faurot. It was a vanity pressing of less than 100 copies, housed in hand-made covers which were distributed among friends and family. For this, the first ever reissue, original band member and visual artist Gordon Carlisle has designed a new vintage-styled cover based on old photos of the band. Includes insert with liner notes by the band members and photos; Includes download card.
Out-Sider present the first ever vinyl reissue of Tony Branker’s For The Children, a spiritual/modal jazz private album from 1980, originally released on the US-based RPC custom label. Including top modal tracks like “Do Dat” or “Circles”, the terrific jazz-funk of “Unicorn”, and more. For The Children was written and produced by Anthony “Tony” Branker while he was a senior in the Princeton University Department of Music in 1980. It features Branker on trumpet, a young Stanley Jordan on guitar (this is his earliest recorded work), Glenn Cashman on alto, soprano, and tenor sax, Gary Monhein on piano, Dan Krimm on bass, and Jeff Penney on drums. Remastered sound; original artwork.
Out-Sider present a reissue of Matthew Larkin Cassell’s Pieces, originally released in 1977. Originally from San Francisco, Matthew Larkin Cassell is a talented songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. During the ’70s and ’80s, Cassell fronted a trio in the Bay Area, opening for major acts like The Tubes and Sylvester. Playing a particular fusion of funk, R&B, soul-jazz, and ’70s pop, he self-financed and released his first album, Pieces, in 1977. Distributed only locally at the time, the album remained buried until it was discovered in the ’00s by beat makers and crate diggers which led to some of the tracks being sampled and included on mixes by people like Kon & Amir, Madlib, and M.F. Doom. Reputed labels like Stones Throw and P-Vine reissued Casell’s music at the same time that the original album was sought-after by funk collectors and reached outrageous prices. Mellow & laid-back funk/soul/jazzy soft-rock — RIYL: Steely Dan, Roy Ayers, Laura Nyro, yacht rock, private press AOR… Reissue in original artwork with master tape sound. Includes lyrics insert.
Out-Sider present a reissue of Matthew Larkin Cassell’s Matt The Cat, originally released in 1978. Out-Sider present a reissue of Matthew Larkin Cassell’s Pieces, originally released in 1977. Originally from San Francisco, Matthew Larkin Cassell is a talented songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. During the ’70s and ’80s, Cassell fronted a trio in the Bay Area, opening for major acts like The Tubes and Sylvester. Playing a particular fusion of funk, R&B, soul-jazz, and ’70s pop, he self-financed and released his first album, Pieces, in 1977 followed by a 12″ titled Matt The Cat in 1978. Distributed only locally at the time, the album remained buried until it was discovered in the ’00s by beat makers and crate diggers which led to some of the tracks being sampled and included on mixes by people like Kon & Amir, Madlib, and M.F. Doom. Reputed labels like Stones Throw and P-Vine reissued Casell’s music at the same time that the original album was sought-after by funk collectors and reached outrageous prices. A great fusion of funk, R&B, soul-jazz, and ’70s SSW/AOR, featuring “All I’m Missing Is You”, sampled by People Under The Stairs. Includes two bonus tracks from his rare Love To Love/When I Go Down 45 from 1980. Master tape sound; Includes lyrics insert.
Out-Sider present a reissue of The Brotherhood’s Stavia, originally released in 1972. In 1972, Ohio-based band The Brotherhood released their only album, Stavia. It was a private edition of 200 copies, pressed at the legendary Rite custom plant. This rare album is a good example of US acid-rock/hippie psych with slight soul and funk influences: fantastic playing, swirling organ, powerful vocals, top guitar shredding, and flute. Stavia has always been one of those shrouded in mystery albums, so rare that some collectors even doubted its existence. Bootlegged in the ’90s in a butchered edition that included two songs from an unrelated band, here’s the first ever legit reissue. Includes liner notes by band member John Hurd. Remastered sound.
Raw, in-your-face hard psychedelia with plenty of Vox and Hammond organ, hard guitar, and powerful vocals courtesy of Wildwood. Formed in the late ’60s in Stockton, California, this powerful outfit rubbed shoulders with groups like Country Weather, Steve Miller Band, or Grateful Dead and played at legendary venues such as the Fillmore and the Matrix. Featuring tracks from their two rare 45s for the Magnum label (including the punk-a-delic classic “Plastic People”) plus a selection of their fabulous, not released at the time studio cuts from 1968-1970, recorded at Max Weiss’s Fantasy Studios and originally unearthed by Frantic Records in 2012 for their two-CD Wildwood compilation.
Out-Sider present a reissue of Shadrack Chameleon’s self-titled album, originally released in 1973. Reissue with newly remastered sound of this teen basement psych-rock private pressing from the Midwest. Great distorted guitars, organ, melancholic vocals, raw homemade vibe, inventive songs, and some cool Neil Young/Crazy Horse influences. File next to Rayne. Includes an insert with liner notes.
Out-Sider present a reissue of Rain’s self-titled album, originally released in 1972 on the Project 3 label (home also of The Free Design). Rain’s self-titled album is a cult item among lovers of progressive pop, psych, and proto power-pop. Fantastic songs, superb musicianship, dreamy vocals, hard guitar, and Hammond — Echoes of late ’60s Beatles, Colin Blunstone, Zombies, Caravan, Argent, and Parlour Band. Includes the bonus track “Springtime”; Includes an insert with liner notes by band member Cobb Bussinger and photos; Remastered sound.
Out-Sider Records present the first ever legit reissue of Crystalaugur’s Terranaut, originally released in 1975. This reissue is done with the band’s involvement. Crystalaugur were formed by four young ex-pats attending school in Singapore in the early 70s: Howard Kukla, Kim Bengs, Bryan Hall and Guy Rittger. For most of them this was their first serious musical experience. Terranaut was recorded on a 4-track machine and subsequently released by the band in a private edition of 200 copies on their own Warped Records imprint. Terranaut is ultimate underground, lo-fi, psychedelic rock. Loose feel, raw sound, spacey prog-funk touches, sound effects and some proto-DIY, pre-punk vibes which bring to mind Velvet Underground or avant-garage ’70s Cleveland bands like Pere Ubu but also hard-rockers ala Pink Fairies or Stray. Bootlegged many times over the years, this is the first ever legit reissue of this “lost-in-time” psychedelic artefact. Includes insert with rare photos and detailed liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost, Ugly Things), explaining the fascinating story behind Crystalaugur and debunking many myths and false rumors about the band and their only album. Cargill says, “Terranaut is a rollicking, rumbling and lightly ramshackle bomb of cosmic teenage hard rock informed by an infatuation with the early rumblings of progressive rock (given a proto-punk edge by the discontent of the group’s constituents).” Featured in Hans Pokora’s Record Collector Dreams book with the maximum scale rarity.