After Shave – Skin Deep CD (ROCK011-V-2)

After Shave Skin Deep CDAfter Shave – Skin Deep CD. Official reissue of rare 1972 Swiss underground hard rock album featuring liner notes, photos and five bonus tracks! After Shave were a heavy trio formed in the late 60s and influenced by Cream, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and the usual suspects. They toured Europe in the early 70s and eventually recorded this debut album for the tiny Splendid label in 1972, which now commands big dollars on the rare record collector market. [Read more...]

Ashbury – Endless Skies CD (ROCK007-V-2)

Ashbury Endless Skies CDAshbury Endless Skies CDAshbury - Endless Skies CD. Reissue of classic early 80s hard rock private press record from Arizona! A real gem for fans of classic hard rock and even 70s metal heads into such obscurities as Legend (From the Fjords) or southern rockers into groups like The Outlaws. Hypnotic vocal hooks and a mystical atmosphere mixing acoustic and electric guitars lures you right into this group’s unique hard rock sound. It’s amazing how such talent can slip right under the radar. [Read more...]

Cain – A Pound of Flesh CD (ROCK024-V-2)

Cain - A Pound of Flesh CDCain A Pound of FLesh CDCain – A Pound of Flesh CD. Brand new reissue of this Minnesota band’s classic 1975 hard rock debut album featuring an expanded 12-page booklet containing liner notes, lyrics and photos! Includes 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks from 1978 recordings that were to be a part of their never realized third album! No self-respecting 70s hard rock collection is complete without Jiggs Lee’s powerful raucous vocals and Lloyd Forsberg’s stunning guitar work. Heed the call all 70s rock fiends!  [Read more...]

Cain – Stinger CD (ROCK038-V-2)

Cain Stinger CD

Cain Stinger CDCain – Stinger CD. Reissue of this Minnesota based classic hard rock band’s 2nd album, originally released in 1977 on the Asi label. This is the follow up to their previously reissued and very popular “Pound of Flesh” album from 1975, known for it’s pure classic hard rock sounds and controversial cover art. This powerful sophomore outing features frontman Jiggs Lee taking his vocals talents to new heights with the ever present guitar of Lloyd Forsberg remaining as forceful as ever. The band was recently inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame on September 17th, 2010 and performed a short live set at the ceremony. This was the first time they’d re-assembled as CAIN in nearly 20 years or so. [Read more...]

Heaven & Earth – Refuge LP (Lion/Rock LP-114)

Heaven & Earth – Refuge LP. Beautiful vinyl re-release of this psychedelic folk/funk beauty from 1973, featuring the gorgeous voices of Pat Gefell and Jo D. Andrews (and produced by Space Age percussionist/composer Dick Schory for his short-lived but influential Ovation Records imprint). At one time this was an album completely unknown outside of Chicago, where the label was based; but these days, word gets around, and tracks like ‘Feel The Spirit’ and ‘Jenny’ have been making the rounds on the DJ circuit. No matter what your musical taste is—psych-folk, funk, soft rock—this LP seems to have something special to offer. [Read more...]

Hillary Blaze – Exposure CD (ROCK032-V-2)

Hillary BlazeHillary Blaze – Exposure CD. Official reissue of sought after 1977 metallic sci-fi hard rock private press record, featuring ex-members of the psychedelic 60s group Paper Garden. Available again for the first time in over 30 years!

It all started during the psychedelic 1960s when Sandy Michael Napoli, Jimmy Tirella, Paul Logrande and Joe Arduino formed the pop rock band The Paper Garden, releasing an LP on the Musicor label entitled Paper Garden Presents in 1968. The group disbanded in the early 70s, and Napoli (now simply Sandy Michael), Logrande (following suit as Paul Gran), Tirella, and new member Mark Nowicki formed a dissimilar band which they christened Hillary Blaze. Along with the new name, came a new direction of theatrical-based performance and heavy metal sound, exemplified in what would become the album Exposure. [Read more...]