LP + CD
ERNAN ROCH - La Onda Pesada, Mexico 1971 (SHADOKS 141)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 4 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Almost nothing was known about this mysterious record until our friend Enrique Rivas managed to make contact with Ernan Roch, very much like he did with "Kaleidoscope". Ernan Roch's album was recorded in Mexico in 1970 together with the band "El Amor" who recorded 3 albums for Capitol Records. His outstanding song "The Train" has a similar vibe than "Damon - song of the gypsy", with great fuzz guitar all over. Ernan sings all songs in English which is not very common for bands from Mexico. For the first time the official release of the album Ernan Roch with great liner notes and photos. This album is one of the best releases from Mexico. We just love it and it is sooo cool!

watch on youtube:
click here to watch ERNAN ROCH on youtube
LP + CD
CHARLIES - Musiikkia Elokuvasta Julisteiden Liimaajat,
Finland 1970 (SHADOKS 163)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / printed inner sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 4 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
One of the most influential bands from Finland are CHARLIES. They have recorded their second album "Buttocks" in 1970 and that same year this first album. We have included 4 bonus tracks including their rare single from 1969. The album was recorded for an underground-movie under the same title. Charlies had full artistic freedom to create psychedelic songs and effects and their song "Sunshine Supergirl" is a good example for this amazing Underground band full of great guitar riffs by Eero Ravi. The original LP was pressed only a few hundred times and is a very rare collectors items today.
What a great band and what a great guitar player.
Dave Lindholm wrote: CHARLIES was the first big Finnish rock band for me. They played loud & rough. They looked like men, not popstars. They played the music I love. Could i ask for more? Well, i didn't!
watch on youtube:
click here to watch CHARLIES on youtube
LP + single
YOUNG FLOWERS - Blomsterpistolen, Denmark 1968 (SHADOKS 164)
LP + 7 inch single 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / printed inner sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 4 page insert
In the early seventies Denmark was home to a wealth of progressive bands whose releases are now highly collectible and appreciated by music enthusiasts for their original Scandinavian sound. A little earlier in 1967 when rock music changed for good with the appearance of psychedelic rock and powerful blues trios like Cream and Jimi Hendrix Experience, it did not take long for Danish musicians to adopt the trio form and develop their own unique progressive sound. The most influential and long-lasting of these early Danish groups was the power-trio Young Flowers (1967-1970) from Copenhagen. They have recorded their single in 1967 and the first album "Blomsterpistolen" (flower-pistols) in 1968. Their second album "No.2" from 1969 will be also released on Shadoks later this year. "Blomsterpistolen" is perhaps the most important album from Denmark, full of fuzz guitar, great vocals and tight underground songs. It beats UK albums such as July, Open Mind and Andwellas Dream. For the first time an legit LP reissue.
The band is playing live again and we hope, one day, also outside of Denmark

watch on youtube:
click here to watch YOUNG FLOWERS on youtube
LP
FERRIS - Same, Finland 1971 (SHADOKS 161)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 4 page insert
Finnish guitarist and singer-songwriter Dave Lindholm, who has made a career under his own name, recorded with several bands over 35 albums. Lindholm's first recordings were made with his band Ferris recorded in 1971 for Love Records (same label as Charlies and Wigwam). His unique Fender Strat guitar style and great arrangements your hear on the Ferris album are just outstanding.
His solo album "Sirkus" from 1973 is considered to be one of the most important Finnish rock albums.
Pure bluesy underground, all English vocals, hammond organ and great rhythms section. An original Ferris album is next to impossible to find.
Amazing and solid Cream influenced bluesy underground rock with first class guitar and vocals. One of the best and rarest Finnish albums.
Ferris (Wheel) was Dave Lindholm on vocal/guitar, Hessu Hiekkala on organ/guitar/vocal and Matti Saxelin on drums/percussion
LP + CD
LAZARUS - Same, Austria 1973 (SHADOKS 162)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 4 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Lazarus was founded by Peter Glatzl at the end of 1970 and they have played many gigs in Austria with various lineups until 1976. This amazing albums was recorded in Vienna 1973 in professional studio for Rex Records. Only 15 sample copies where pressed and only 5 copies ended up with the band members. Rex where known for releases of German folk music and Schlager. So they did know what to do with this far-out recording and did not release it.
Among collectors Lazarus was a big mystery since nobody ever found a copy for the past 25 years. One day Hans Pokora located an original LP and the band as well so we where able to work out a deal. We where amazed but the great music and the professional compositions and recording. The story of Lazarus is been told as a psychedelic opera who emerges as a monster from his grave to spread terror and horror.
All English vocals, amazing fuzz guitar all over, Zappa style arrangements, great vocals, tons of effects and tight drum sounds. Do not expect a naive Krautrock style, this is pure Underground as good as Open Mind and July with a good dose of psychedelia.
LP
THE OLD MAN & THE SEA - Second, Denmark 1974 (SHADOKS 158)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page insert
Tommy Hansen wrote: "Most of the recordings were done in our own studio facility at the “Traevarehuset”. The equipment consisted of two Revox tape recorders and a self made mixing board. First stage was to record the band, playing live all together. Everything had to be made in one “go”, and if to many mistakes happened, we had to do the whole thing from scratch. Hard conditions, but we managed".
"The Old Man & The Sea" produced a second album in 1974 which was never released. For sure as good as the first but with more musical skills and the production was right on the spot.

Every track just perfect, great organ, guitars and vocals, a very sophisticated heavy rock album with a progressive touch.
One of the best albums recorded in Denmark.
LP + CD
JOKERS WILD - Liquid Giraffe, USA 1967/69 (SHADOKS 159)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
"Jokers Wild" recorded 3 singles between 1967 and 1969 in Minnesota but the complete album LIQUID GIRAFFE was never released. Starting as a 5 man band most of the material was recorded by the 3 main members: Lonnie Knight, Denny Johnson and Pete Huber. Later Lonnie Knight became guitarist of "The Litter" for a while but he returned to "Jokers Wild".
What a powerful band this is. Huge amp stacks guaranteed a "wall of sound" on stage. Double bass drum, cool outfits, they must have been been great on stage.
Damin Eih, A.L.K. and Brother Clark wrote: "In ’67 I saw two local bands that again amped up the juice, The Litter and Jokers Wild. Both bands played original music and had excellent psychedelic-raved guitar players,  Zippy Caplan (Litter) and Lonnie Knight (Jokers Wild). That brought everything to a new level"
Heavy underground rock with great composed songs, fuzz guitars, speedy drums and tight bass lines.

If you think The Litter is the one you should listen to Jokers Wild.
LP+CD
VICTORIA, USA 1971 (SHADOKS MUSIC 065)
LP 400 numbered / heavy red-velvet sleeve + engraved artwork/ 180 gram pressing / insert - 3 bonus tracks -
CD: in jewelbox.
Locally New Jersey demo release (200 made), beyond rare fantastic concept psych beauty, maybe 5 or 6 known copies. 3 girls 1 guy. They tried to get attention from big labels but this never happend. They wanted him to sound like Blood Sweat & Tears. But this was not Greg's idea of music. The music has everything you need, like a wild version of early Moby Grape combined with New Dawn and C.A. Quintet, sometimes dreamy sometimes totally wild underground-psych, with female vocals and splattering leads, Titanic horns & destorted guitars. Sweet tunes turn into dark psychpower. TOTALLY STONED
watch on youtube:
click here to watch VICTORIA on youtube
LP
THE SUN - Tristan, UK 1971/73 (SHADOKS 156)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 4 page insert
The time is anytime, for this love story, a ship is dipping trough the sparkling blue sea, sitting on deck are Tristan and Ysolde.
We have never seen or heard an album like this before. The music is stunning, the original package was outstanding, the whole presentation just beautiful. I am sure this album TRISTAN was not produced to sell. It came in a hand-laminated 10 inch tapes box, a booklet with all lyrics and two 10 inch hand-cut acetates. The concept of the rock opera Tristan reminds me a lot of the two 12 inch acetates of "Shuttah - the image maker part 1+2". I am sure both album where produced in a excellent studio, with pro-musicians to inquire a deal for a release on a big label. So some promo guys out there should have some original copies.
The music is electric folk with a progressive touch, much better than most albums we have heard Britain, male and female vocals, wide range of instruments, great percussion and first class guitar & organ parts. Some songs more acoustic, some electric. A well balanced mixture of an underground concept album which beats most other UK albums of the same kind. This album is a pure surprise. We just love it
watch on youtube:
click here to watch TRISTAN on youtube
LP+CD
RAIN - Make The Day Break, Norway 1974 (SHADOKS 157)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
RAIN, Norway's most well kept secret, not anymore. After the first release of the RAIN album NORSK SUITE we all know how good this band sounds. Very much like Frank Zappa and The Mothers, RAIN's complex compositions are based on the skills of modern classic composers such as Varèse and Strawinsky. As a strong influence they've mentioned Vanilla Fudge. Rain was Carl Jørgen Kiønig - drums, percussuion / Knut Heljar Hagen - organ, synthesizers, vocals / Åsmund Feidje - guitar, vocals.
This album "Make The Day Break" was recorded live in a studio in 1974. After "Norsk Suite" the music of this album takes you a step further. 4 more years developing musical skills, great composition, strong and tightly played.

The title song of the album is just superb, the whole album stunning. We wish we had more recordings of this great band. But that is all there is. A big surprise those 2 albums has been never released before. We love it and the music scene in Norway can be proud of this recording.
watch on youtube:
click here to watch RAIN on youtube
LP+CD
THE OLD MAN & THE SEA - same, Denmark 1972 (SHADOKS 153)
LP 500 numbered / heavy gatefold sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert - 2 bonus tracks -
CD: in jewelbox.
This rare and sophisticated heavy rock album was released in a limited run of 500 copies by Sonet in Denmark. Heavy organ and guitars, with rough English vocals, great songs, very well composed and performed with an bluesy feel and influenced by the "Vertigo" UK sound with a great mix of heavy guitar and hammond organ. Only a very few albums from Scandinavia are produced that well, recorded at Rosenberg Studios, Copenhagen. One of the best underground albums from Scandinavia and among Moses, Culpeper's Orchard and Terje, Jesper & Joachim the top wanted album from Denmark. We are releasing this album with 2 long bonus tracks.
Here is an interview with the band
LP+CD
FARM - same, USA 1971 (SHADOKS 154)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Farm recorded this wonderful album in 1971 in Southern Illinois, USA and the band is:
Del Herbert - guitars, Gary Gordon - guitars & vocals, Jim Elwyn - bass & vocals, Steve Evanchik - percussion & harp, Roger Greenwalt - organ & piano, Mike Young - drums.Of cause there are many good albums from that time who need to be released again, but this album really stands out. We would vote this album by FARM as one of the best US releases on our label right next to jewels like BRIGADE (also from 1971). Killer dual fuzz guitar in every track, fantastic underground rock songs with an Allman Brothers vibe and Canned Heat boogie, speed driven rhytm, with music roots in westcoast & blues rock and guitar-propelled numbers ála Santana. Every track just right!
We are very happy to have that baby out in cooperation with the band. Just love it.
watch on youtube:
click here to watch FARM on youtube
Here is an interview with the band
LP+CD
THE SPEAKERS - En El Maravilloso Mundo De Ingeson, Columbia 1968 (SHADOKS 155)
LP 500 numbered / heavy gatefold sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 12 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Before Los Speakers from Columbia recorded this album in 1968 they have already released 4 other albums for a major label. This final album (IN THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF INGESON / which was the name of the recording studio) was recorded and produced entirely by the band with no restrictions from majo label producers. What they have produced in 1968 was a musical statement and a piece of art...going in the same direction as early Mothers Of Invention but with a sweeter musical touch of band like Kissing Spell / Embrujo to it. This masterpiece is loaded with psychedelic ideas, stoned effects, backwards loops, fuzz guitar, Latin beat's, great vocals and amazing lyrics. Perhaps the first "Os Mutantes" album might suit this direction a bit as well. We have never heard an album like this before. Here we have the rare stereo version with 12 page LP size book and gatefold sleeve. A psychedelic masterpiece and one of the best albums from Latin Americana.
watch on youtube:
click here to watch THE SPEAKERS on youtube
LP+CD
TSEE MUD - LSD Bacro, Venezuela 1969/71 (SHADOKS 142)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
It may be possible that, until this release, the 3 names do not sound  familiar to lovers of “South American underground music”, but for any fan of good Venezuelan Hard Psych Rock of the 60´s-70´s, "Bacro" "Tsee Mud" and "Lsd" are really special bands and well known. Beside the other great album from Venezuela "Ladies WC" this release is as good and as important. The band has only release a couple of singles and played a lot of great live concerts. Those bands from José Romero on guitar changed names from LSD to TSEE MUD and to BACRO. In-between those bands José lived in USA and was part of the band "The Del-Vikings" which included a concert at the Madison Square Garden. José went back to Venezuela and continued playing with his band Barcro. All those tracks presented on this album here are extra strong and heavy psychedelic with amazing fuzz guitar and vocals and lots of acid moves. A really wild album all the way.
You can hear: José Romero - guitar, Luis Emilio Mauri - bass, Raúl Rivas – drums, Jesus Toro - vocals (who played with Love Depression too)
CD
THE DREAM - Get Dreamy, Norway 1967 (SHADOKS 151)
CD: in jewelbox.
THE DREAM - Get Dreamy is perhaps the most fantastic and unique underground album from Scandinavia.
Recorded in 1967, it was the LP with legendary guitarist Terje Rypdal after the 2 albums he made with The Vanguards. A year later Terje recorded his first solo album also for Polydor. The album Get Dreamy has great original songs full of wild fuzz guitar, swirling hammond organ, sound effects and strong vocals. The musicals influences could be Cream and Jimi Hendrix with the lyrical touch of Procol Harum. All songs very well produced and recorded in Stockholm. Dream started straight away with an full album which was not common in the musical world in 1967. Most bands produced singles first. With a lot enthusiastic help from Norway, including Terje Rypdal, plus the cooperation of many photographers, we are happy to put this album out with a big poster insert including a great band story and many many unseen photos. The album was mastered in 24bit direct from the original master tapes. So the sound is really good and you can hear it in full stereo. So, this might be for us on of the most important releases of this year since this took so much work and passion. We just love this album. You will hear: Terje Rypdal - guitar & vocals, Christian Reim - piano, organ & vocals, Tom Karlsen - percussion & vocals, Hans Marius Stormoen - bass & vocals
LP+CD
STEVE ATKINSON - Small Boats, UK 1981 (SHADOKS 152)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
There are not many underground/folk albums we are keen on putting out.
The album Steve Atkinson - Small Boats is one we loved straight away. Steve was just not easy to find. So with some help from a student (Steve was a teacher) we where able to locate him. If you think the early Mick Stevens albums are cool, Tony Caro & John is a killer album and you love the tradition of British underground folk music, you will really like this album. Very well composed electric & acoustic songs with beautiful vocals, guitar, violin, recorder, cello, bass, chimes and clarinet, this albums is a little masterpiece. Recorded between 1980 and 1981.
Steve said: "My musical education came from the folk clubs of Bedfordshire, Fairport Convention, John Peel, West Coast bands like Love, Jefferson Airplane and the Doors, Punk, The Beach Boys and of course the Beatles". A very beautiful album which deserves a good spot as a shiny star in the folk music universe.
LP+CD
BEAT 4 - Habia Una Vez..., Chile 1968 (SHADOKS 140)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
We have tried for a long time to release this album since our releases from Chile (Embrujo, Kissing Spell, Blobs, Sacros and others) are incomplete without this beauty from Latin America, 1968.
This is the last of four albums Beat 4 has recorded (plus a later soundtrack) and it's their most sophisticated LP where they could create their own sounds and ideas for the first time without RCA telling them what to do. Beat 4 was one of the most popular bands in Chile, always in competition who creates the strongest album as good and successful as the Beatles. "Habi Una Vez…" (Once upon a time..) was influenced by theatre experience by Willy Benitez after a long trip to the south of Chile (Patagonia). The album has a strong emotional touch and it is very well composed and played (as most other releases from Chile). If you rather prefer the sound of the Blops, Embrujo and Kissing Spell than to hard Psych from Mexico, you will love this one very much. Transparent, fluid, wide open spaces, emotionally composed, with poetic lyrics and lots of humor. We love this album. We will also release from Beat 4 "Juegos Prohibidos" in a few month
CD
CHRISSY ZEBBY TEMBO & Ngozi Family - My Ancestors, Zambia 1974 (SHADOKS 148 CD QDK-MEDIA 056)
CD: in jewelbox.
This might be the final chapter of our releases from Zambia (unless we find an unknown album which is as good as this one). Chrissy Zebby Tembo is the drummer of the Ngozi family. This time the album is under his name and Paul Ngozi is his guitarist. This album is so great, we left the best for the last Zam Rock release. Wild fuzz guitars all over (how do they get those sounds?), African beats and extra cool vocals…complete stoned music. People say: It is easily one of the best African psychedelic rock album ever recorded - raw, rough, with a gaping charm & tons of front & center fuzz guitar over basic, ultra catchy rock/pop tunes reminiscent in style to maybe the Velvet Underground. The songs are sung in English. Original albums on Chris Edition are rare as gold dust.
LP+CD
MICAH - I'm Only One Man, USA 1971 (SHADOKS 150)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Micah" is a very little-known American underground rock band from early 70s. Their music is a great blend of American hard/psychedelic rock style and British art/symphonic rock. "I'm only one man" was created as a suite, each track goes into the next one, very well composed and played on an immense high standard with great Hammond organ, amazing fuzz guitars, powerful drums, driven bass lines and great vocals. This album you would expect from a major release on labels such as Epic/CBS.
Micah is - Gary OHLSON - Organ, Vocals / George WOLFF - Percussion, Vocals / Martin HORNE - Lead Guitarist / Gus HERNANDEZ - Bass Guitar / Bob ROWE - Lead Vocalist. If you like the early albums of Quatermass, If, Cressida, Beggar's Opera, Arcadium and Deep Purple you will love this one. It is way more sophisticated than other major label releases of the same period. This album make the fuzz guitar aficionados happy as well as those into great Hammond sounds. Extra cool, extra heavy, extra Psychedelic with a Progressive touch.
Here is an interview with the band
CD
KALEIDOSCOPE - Same, Mexico 1969 (SHADOKS 130)
CD: in jewelbox.
Kaleidoscope is one of best psychedelic album ever been recorded and among the other 2 rare albums (Mariani from USA and Dark from UK) perhaps the rarest. Enrique Rivas located all original members as well as the original artist of the cover. Shadoks Music signed a deal with the band, so we can put this baby out for the first time legit. Actually this band was not from Mexico. The musicians came from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Spain and the album was recorded in 1967 in Dominican Republic. The manager took it to Mexico where it had a tiny release of 200 on the Orfeon label. They where friends of Addib Casta from Ladies WC, Venezuela, so one song is from Ladies WC the rest are all original composition. A collectors dream come true. The music is amazing heavy guitar based psychedelic of the best kind, the cover artwork restored and complete (bootlegs where heavy cropped) with original label artwork for the first time, plus many photos, band history, 2 poster. We are proud to have this baby our on our label. Please Enjoy!
LP
LOS OVNIS - Hippies, MEXICO 1968 (SHADOKS 135)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 x 2 page inserts / 1 poster
When we are talking about really rare and great albums from Mexico, such as El Tarro de Mostaza, Kaleidoscope etc. Los Ovnis-Hippies is perhaps the second rarest one right after Kaleidoscope. The band already made 4 LPs with cover songs for the same label. The 1968 Summer Of Love and the political protest of the young rebel culture created the desire to produce a stronger album with own songs, heavier garage sounds and counter-culture lyrics.
This album became something the Mexican society in 1968 was not ready for. It was too idealistic and too psychedelic to become popular and the original label released it with no promotion at all. That's why this album became so good and so rare. Los Ovins are 5 musicians from Mexico City . Strong garage songs, great Spanish vocals, amazing guitars, organ and rough sounds. Like a musical punch right in the face of the Mexican middle-class society. No more nice guys.
LP/EP +CD
BODO - Hits Internacionales, Mexico 1969 (SHADOKS 138)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / + EP red vinyl / insert
CD: in jewelbox - 4 extra tracks -
Along with Kaleidoscope and Los Ovnis, this is the rarest of all Mexican psychedelic albums. Bodo Molitor recorded this album for Orfeon records, Mexico, as label mates of Kaleidoscope. Bodo created the famous cover for Kaleidoscope and several other covers for Zave Records. Bodo was born in Germany, traveling all over the world and playing music. This album Hits Internacionales was recorded in 1968 and released in 1969. A lot of great cover versions, some own compositions with an extra 4 track EP of amazing unheard tracks. An ultra-rare original of this late 60s Mexican garage psych album is a holy grail for collectors. In same league with Mexico's Kaleidoscope. After this release Bodo left Mexico to travel the the world playing with great musicians. For many years now he lives and plays music in Cairo, Egypt, rocking the center of the islamic world..
Here is an interview with the band
CD
RAIN - Norsk Suite, Norway 1970 (SHADOKS 147)
CD: in jewelbox - 20 minute extra track -
RAIN, Norway's most well kept secret has been betrayed and solved!
This great band has only released a very rare 45 EP as a soundtrack for the Norwegian movie RIVALEN. Very much like Frank Zappa and The Mothers, RAIN's complex compositions are based on the skills of modern classic composers such as Varèse and Strawinsky. As a strong influence they've mentioned Vanilla Fudge. 10 great tracks with horns and orchestra arrangement, with great fuzz guitar, hammond organ and amazing vocals. A Norwegian rock band who had the urge to exceed limits, both musically and technically. Rain was Carl Jørgen Kiønig - drums / Knut Heljar Hagen - organ, piano, vocals, bass / Åsmund Feidje - guitar, violin, vocals, bass.
This album was recorded in 1969/70, beside 7 own composition they play mind blowing versions of A Day in the life, Strawberry Fields Forever and Isolation. Their very complex and difficult arrangements required a lot of practice to turn their concerts into a total experience with a spectacular psychedelic light-show and experimented with "surround" sound. What a great album this is!
Here is an interview with the band
LP+CD
SMACK - Same, USA 1968 (SHADOKS 145)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Recorded in late July early August 1968 In Lawrence, Kansas USA. The four Smack members were all summer scholarship music and arts students attending Kansas University (KU) in Lawrence, Kansas. All music tracks were cut 'Live' - only over-dubed lead vocals and background vocals. That year there were some 2800 summer students attending a 6 week summer arts scholarship session - 1800 females and 900 males. Smack was born and played a gig several weeks later and the next thing you know they were all 'stars' of the campus. Someone from the university arranged for them to go in and record an album. An original Smack LP is rare as gold dust. We have only seen 2 copies for sale the past 15 years for massive money. The music are great cover version played with extra heavy fuzz guitar, vocals, bass & drums. Those version of Cream and Hendrix songs are killer. The whole album (very well produced) has a one of a kind Psychedelic feel. There are not many cover albums which gives you another perspective on those known songs. This album does for sure.
LP+CD
CEREBRUM - Eagle Death, Spain 1969/70 (SHADOKS 146)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 4 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
This year was full of musical surprises for us (and you hopefully). There are 3 new outstanding albums for the Underground scene. There was the unreleased album by Les Goths, the unknown album of Eugene Carnan BUT now the final peak, the unknown album which became famous in the collectors scene because of 2 recorded singles which is the best Underground Progressive music you can hear from Spain: CEREBRUM. They recorded more songs which are completely unknown. So, "tah" "tah", for the first time ever the complete album of legendary Spanish Underground band including a long version of the title track "Eagle Death" This album is for us the best we can do when it comes to massive detective work and patience, heart & soul and enthusiasm to explore and release an amazing unheard album such as this one. We just love it and you will love it too!
LP+CD
PAUL NGOZI - The Ghetto, Zambi 1976 (LP SHADOKS 149 / CD QDK-MEDIA 055)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing
CD: in jewelbox.
Paul Ngozi (Nogozi means danger) with his band gave a popular voice to what later was called "Zamrock", a cool fusion of older African rhythms and 70s rockish underground modes – never too polished, but with a tightness that might have made Anglo groups up in London sit up and take notice! The guitars are razor-sharp here which sounds great next to the harder rhythms at the bottom, and the album's mix of English and Zambian lyrics.
Paul Ngozi recorded at least 10 albums, another one which is famous among collectors is Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family, which comes out soon on Shadoks Music.

You will love this one if you liked THE WITCH and AMANAZ. Great album, great artwork, a masterpiece from Zambia!
LP+CD
KING GEORGE DISCOVERY - Peace Of Mind, SWEDEN 1968 (SHADOKS 136)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page inserts
CD: in jewelbox.
King George Discovery - Peace Of Mind, was recorded in Sweden in 1968 with the US musician King George Clemens on guitar & vocals. A close friendship to Jimi Hendrix, who toured also Sweden in 1968, dropped many tracks from the release plan when the band was recording an album which also came out that year. All tracks who where competing with the music of Jimi Hendrix was not released, until now. A collector from England found the unknown tracks who where pressed only as a demo LP for the band. What a great find. Some tracks where placed on youtube and collectors where starting raving about this album. It is soo good, the guitar work is amazing, as psychedelic as it can get. We could release this album in cooperation with King George Clemens and we are proud to have this treasure released on vinyl and later onto CD. It's just great! One of the most important release this year for sure!
LP+CD
ESTRELLA DE MARZO - A Los Ninos Con Amor, Bolivia 1974 (SHADOKS 143)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page inserts
CD: in jewelbox.
Most do not know much about music from Bolivia, like us. What's flashing our minds are the Andes, La Paz and flute music by Indios. But there are some great rock & underground bands such as Wara, Climax and most of all Estrella De Marzo. This album (still unknown to most collectors) is not only special because it's from an country not many listeners know much about. This album is so great, so much underground, so unique and well crafted, that it goes into a strong competition with most "classic underground releases" from South America. If you are in to wild fuzz guitar ala Zappa, and if you like Kissing Spell from Chile, beautiful vocals with strong lyrics and great beats , you will love this album. The early Pink Floyd has also influenced this album. For us it was one of the big musical discoveries for this year. Every track is great, high spirit progressive underground rock, as good as it can be. This album "A Los Ninos Con Amor" (to children with love) was recorded in 1974 with, keyboards, guitars, drums, bass & vocals.
LP+CD
THE CHURCHILL DOWNS - Same, USA 1968 (SHADOKS 137)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing /2 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
1968 Hollywood, USA. The Churchill Downs recorded 16 great tracks at the studio from famous producer Gary S. Paxton. The band was very young at the time but the musical output was on the highest level you can imagine with a damn good production. How can a band like this not become famous is a mystery. Fantastic compositions, great multi vocal singing, strong guitars, organ, drums, bass, effects, everything you desire to get catchy Underground songs with tons of great ideas in it to make those songs unique and out of bounce and not middle of the road. It is just what we love about the productions of Phil Spector and Andrew Loog Oldham.
The Churchill Downs are one of the best US unknown albums among Beauregard Ajax and Public Nuisance. With Don Adey on guitar & vocals, Gary Dalton Stovall guitar & vocals, Dirk Acree bass & vocals, Mick Newton keyboards & vocals, Al Stigler & Fred Darling on drums. If we could go back in time, lets say 40+ years and release this album in 1968 we would have been rich. Why this album was never been pressed is still a mystery. So for the first time ever those great songs made it onto vinyl. We love it.
LP+CD
EUGENE CARNAN - Same, UK 1972 (SHADOKS 139)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing /1 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Here is a great surprise for us. An unknown UK album with such a great musical potential. Musically it is a very powerful guitar dominated underground rock such as Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Dark or Grannie. The rarety factor is way above all those other rare UK album, which stay in low pressings of 99 copies and 15-20 such as Dark. This one has been pressed only 4 times ever. In September 1971 Eugene Carnan entered a UK-wide competition for “Best New Band” run by the famous Melody Maker magazine, they recorded the album in 1972 and took it to London to Eden Studios for a demo pressing and cut 4 acetates.
Eugene Carnan a 3 piece band are from The Rhondda Valley, in South Wales, UK with guitar & vocals, bass and drums. All own composition. A killer album from beginning to end.

LP+CD
BUMP - 2, USA 1971 (SHADOKS 133)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
The new year starts with 2 new amazing unreleased LP's music lovers are waiting for a long time.
BUMP 2 (the unreleased second album) was recoded in 1971, just a year later after the debut album, also on Pioneer Records and also produced by Gary A. Rubin.

Paul Lupien - organ / George Runyan - bass, vocals / Alan Goldman - guitar / Jerome Charles Greenberg - drums recorded 8 great tracks which never came out so far. We could even use the original artwork.
This is a fantastic prog / psychedelic monster LP, a mixture of dreamy organ psych with heavy fuzz bluster, very much like CA Quintet. Ghostly swirly organs, burning rough guitars, sound effects, fuzz/wahwah guitars, trippy lysergic vocals and great melodies. A killer album from start to end.
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ESCOMBROS - same, Chile 1970 (SHADOKS 144)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox - 2 extra tracks -
ESCOMBROS where the top of the underground scene in Chile together with Los Jaivas, Blops, Aguaturbia and Kissing Spell. Recorded in 1970 for the Arena label. Only one single and one LP was released. Escombros are: Walter Sitzmann, Lito Benito, Ricardo Mendeville, Jose Rosenblut and Michel Boisier. Walters great compositions and vocals on all tracks are creating a unique and strong underground vibe, great fuzz guitars, drums, bass and organ are much heavier than in most bands from Chile. Their influences are Jimmy Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd and Great Funk Railroad. All English vocals. After this recording Walter left Chile so the band split up. For us ESCOMBROS is perhaps the best example for really cool underground music from Latin America with amazing vocals and extraordinary songs. This release has 2 bonus tracks from the rare single.
Here is an interview with the band
LP+CD
TRÚBROT - Undir Áhrifum, ICELAND 1970 (SHADOKS 131)
LP 500 numbered / heavy gatefold sleeve / 180 gram pressing /2 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
In 1969 Trúbrot was the first supergroup ever founded in Iceland. After the début album with vocalist Shady Owens this is the second album released in 1970 without Shady on vocals. After a last concert in Iceland with the original line up they invited Led Zeppelin and became friends with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. When Jimmy and Robert returned to their hotel at four o’clock in the morning they were amazed to discover that the sun was still shining bright. The sight of the midnight sun, the snow capped glaciers and the Icelandic geysers apparently inspired them to write The Immigrant Song for the third Led Zeppelin album. Trúbrot was very much influenced by the electric music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young by Led Zeppelin and Keith Emerson. Trúbrot went to London to have Orange amplifiers custom-made for the band and to Copenhagen to record "Undir áhrifum" at the Wifoss Studio. The album became best album of 1970. Really amazing male English vocals, great arrangements, guitars, organ. Psychedelic/Progressive Rock of this best kind strongly influenced by British Underground. Trúbrot recorded 2 more albums which will be released on Shadoks too. Tony Branwell of Apple Records was saying these were one of the two best bands he had seen perform on stage in the preceding six months.
CD

QUESTION MARK - Be Nice To The People, Kenya 1974 (LP SHADOKS 095 / CD QDK-MEDIA 054)
CD: in jewelbox.
Question Mark recorded this album in 1974 in Kenya, the land safari parks, of elephants & lions.
5 musicians, all English vocals, heavy fuzz guitar, 8 freakin tracks. If you think "BLO" and "WITCH" where great African albums, you will love this one. It beats most bands from Africa such as OFEGE, CHRISSY ZEBBY, RIKKI ILILONGA and MACK SIGIS PORTER, unless you are only in African rhythms and chanting. This album has mostly western style songs with great and heavy guitar sounds all over but with an strong African touch of course. Finally out on CD for the first time, GREAT!
This CD version includes a massive interview with the band in the booklet
CD
EMBRUJO - Same, Chile 1971 (SHADOKS 129)
CD: in jewelbox.
The band KISSING SPELL changed name to EMBRUJO in early 1970 due the fact of the political climate in Chile in the because it was less than ideal for a band with an english name. EMBRUJO is the Spanish translation of the word Spell (bewitched). So Embrujo is the same band as Kissing Spell and the album came out on Arena Records in 1971. Among the great albums from Chile like Blops, Aguaturbia, Los Jaivas and Escombros, this album is just amazing, just like their first. Beautiful compositions and instrumentation, very well played, strong vocals and poetic lyrics, we would vote this album as one of the best from whole South America. Chile seems to be "the county" for extraordinary pop and underground songs going right into the heart. What a shame after 1973 until 1990 (Pinochet dictatorship ) no more bands could work anymore. We are missing a lot of great future albums by those bands.
CD
SVANFRIDUR - What's Hidden There, Iceland 1972 (SHADOKS 124)
CD: in jewelbox.
The Icelandic prog-rock band Svanfrídur released only one album, recorded six months after they played their first gig. This short-lived band rapidly rose to fame, receiving rave reviews for live performances, but in fact their music was way ahead of its time. They were unable to seal a recording contract so they formed their own label - Swan Records. When the album ‘What’s Hidden There?’ was released in autumn 1972 it got mixed reviews and sold only a few hundred copies, leaving the band with a great album but sadly not the income they had been hoping for. Recorded at London’s Majestic Studios the album was cut and pressed in England. Perhaps one of the best heavy prog / underground album from Scandinavia with amazing guitar & all English vocals. Would have been a famous and successful album on Decca UK.
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TRÚBROT - Same, Iceland 1969 (SHADOKS 125)
LP 500 numbered / heavy gatefold sleeve / 180 gram pressing /2 page insert
CD: in jewelbox (plus 6 bonus tracks).
Trúbrot was the first supergroup ever founded in Iceland. It was created in May 1969 when leading members of ‘Hljómar’ (Sounds) and ‘Flowers’ set out to create the finest Icelandic rock group of all time. Guitarist and composer Gunnar Thórgarson, bass player and singer Rúnar Júlíusson and lead vocalist Shady Owens of Hljómar had been plotting this for some months, along with organist Karl Sighvatsson and drummer Gunnar Jökull Hákonarson of Flowers, before the band’s genesis was announced publicly. These were troubled times and Trúbrot had countless hurdles to overcome before the band eventually fell apart early in 1973. After the début album was released in December 1969 by EMI. After this album vocalist Shady Owens announced that she was quitting. Trúbrot recorded 3 more albums which will be released on Shadoks too. Tony Branwell of Apple Records was saying these were one of the two best bands he had seen perform on stage in the preceding six months. Really cool underground album full of musical ideas and well-crafted music, male & female vocals. The music should hit the same listener as UK bands such as Blossom Toes, Billy Nichols, underground with a touch of pop
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ODMENN - Same, Iceland 1970 (SHADOKS 121)
DoLP 500 numbered / heavy gatefold sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 4 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
This selftitled album was the only one that Icelandic progressive rock trio Odmenn ever released. It was made at a critical point in Odmenn‘s history when the band members had agreed to take a sabbatical year while the guitarist studied law at the University of Iceland. They got together for the last time a year after the album was released and split up directly after having played only one gig. Odmenn was formed in early 1966 by the Johannsson brothers playing the most popular music clubs in Reykjavik. Most of Odmenn’s music could be categorised as protest songs or social studies touching topics like anti-war protest and fights against pollution, greed and deception balanced with more positive stances like hope for a better world with love and eternal brotherhood. "Psychedelic guitar pieces had become their trademark". Odmenn recorded this double album in Copenhagen with a release late December 1970. Odmenn made a great impression with their blooming mixture of energetic blues rock and was probably one of the best progressive rock bands in Northern Europe. 15 great songs released as a double album with massive 4 page insert and many photos never shown plus a long liner notes.
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JOHN & PHILIPA COOPER - The Cooperville Times, South Africa 1969 (SHADOKS 122)
LP 500 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
It was a long search to locate the rights for this album since it was not with EMI anymore. With the help of musicians and producers from The Third Eye and Freedoms Children we've found the original producer. He told us that the brother/sister band John & Philipa Cooper went shortly after the album was made to Britain and there it lost track.
This amazing album has the same class as Billy Nichols, Duncan Browne and Blossom Toes. Many other musicians from S.A. where helping out. Every track is just great. Well composed underground songs, folk rock, effects, pop tunes just the right mixture for an album full of ideas and mastercraftly played. Perhaps one of the rarest albums from S.A. This album would have been a great success if it was produced in UK. It just has the right feel with the combination of great songs with an 60s art-vibe. Female / male vocals, Julian Laxton on guitar, keyboards, beside Jon & Philipa 8 more musicians on the album. This LP is just a perfect 1969 underground folk-rock album
CD
THE WITCH - Introduction, Zambia 1973 (SHADOKS 118 / CD QDK-MEDIA 053)
CD: in jewelbox.
Another out-of-nowhere African 70's rock discovery in the Blo mold. "Completely unknown band from Zambia, privately pressed on a small local label, this five-piece electric band plays a strong electric African underground style. Tons of wah wah-fuzz guitar in every track, African style beats and vocals and all original songs.
After the successful release of the other WITCH album "Lazy Bones" here is "INTRODUCTION". Crazy & wild Fuzz guitars all over, African beats and chanting, as good as it gets. Incredible cool and stoned album from the southern African country.

Again we need to say: if you're feeling depressed, low, disturbed, out-of-sorts, sad, frustrated or widely demented, then folks, we suggest you seek out a quiet place, indulge in some soothing meditation and cut away that headache by listening to this inspirational album
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TIROGO - Float, Nigeria 1977 (SHADOKS 123 / CD QDK-MEDIA 052)
LP 500 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing
CD: in jewelbox.
Tirogo is another great sample of lost African Psychedelic music. It was recorded in Nigeria in 1977 and originally released on EMI, same as the great album BLO-Chapter One. This Nigerian Rock-Psych band TIROGO is similar to bands such as Ofege, Blo, Founders 15, Doves, and Aktion. Great African songs covered with wild guitar solos, spooky organ, great beats and strong vocals. 4 guys on the cover / 6 where actually in the band looking pretty young. It is getting harder an harder to find lost African bands since there is a big rave in the International music scene to hunt for good material. With the massive help of collectors and Now Again Records in USA, who actually went to Nigeria to sign the boys, we are able to present this amazing album to you. It will suit the same music lovers who like Amanaz, The Witch, Question Mark and Blo.
CD
THE WITCH - Lazy Bones, ZAMBIA 1975 (LP SHADOKS 081 / CD QDK-MEDIA 050)
CD: in jewelbox.
Another out-of-nowhere African 70's rock discovery in the Blo mold. "Completely unknown band from Zambia, privately pressed on a small local label, this five-piece electric band plays a strong electric African underground style. Tons of wah wah-fuzz guitar in every track, African style beats and vocals and all original songs. If bands from Nigeria such as Blo and Ofege and bands from Zambia such as Rikki Ililonga and Chrissy Zebby are all traveling on the psychedelic highway at 100 mph, the Witch overtakes them with 120. On the cover we can read: if you're feeling depressed, low, disturbed, out-of-sorts, sad, frustrated or widely demented, then folks, we suggest you seek out a quiet place, indulge in some soothing meditation and cut away that headache by listening to this inspirational album.
CD
AMANAZ - Africa, Zambia 1975 (LP SHADOKS 097 / CD QDK-MEDIA 051)
CD: in jewelbox.
Amanaz was formed in 1973.  3 songs are in the native language Bemba, and 9 songs in English, recorded in Kitwe, the 3rd biggest city in Zambia up North.
Musically is goes in the same direction as BLO, THE WITCH and QUESTION MARK, but this album is way cooler and stoned with amazing fuzz guitar all over which sounds like an African version of early CREAM. The cover make it look very traditional but after a few spins you are aware that this one is very special. It´s soo cool, so tight produced and easily to compare with UK underground albums with a touch of African beats. Still completely unknown, so this album has not been scored yet by the collectors scene. A real surprise.
CD
FINJARN & JENSEN - Same, Norway 1970 (SHADOKS 119)
CD: in jewelbox.
Guitarist, vocalist, composer and artist, Svein Finjarn can be safely called a legend in American rock. He began playing guitar and acting before he was ten years, and the fall of 1961, he became the first Norwegian who played in rock band with a fender Stratocaster.
In autumn 1969 he helped put together super heavy rock group Jumbo with Freddy Lindquist, Leif Jensen, and Tore Syvertsen. The group had two singles, but were dissolved during the work on their first LP. Finjarn and Jensen made the album complete with Lindquist, Arild Krosby, Arne Kvikstad and Grete Christoffersen. Yngvar Holm wrote an enthusiastic article that was published by the jacket. Briton John Mills was the producer for the album, which came out in autumn 1970, and that could be placed side by side with the hard, progressive rock from abroad.

One of the coolest albums made in Scandinavia. The music follows a great Underground concept and hits as strong a bands like Blossom Toes, July, Open Mind - a real British Psychedelic Flowerpower album made in Norway. Svein Finjarn - guitar & vocals / Leif Jensen - drums / Freddy Lindquist - guitar / Arild Krosby & Arne Kvikstad - bass

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O BANDO - Same, Brazil 1969 (SHADOKS 132)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing /2 page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
O Bando was recorded in 1969 in São Paulo by 5 guys and a beautiful singer Marisa Fossa. The production was state of the art hosted by the 3 top producer of Brazil. For 1969 it was recorded in Scatena studios in São Paulo with 8 channels equipment which was the best you can get at this time. The music has sophisticated brass arrangements very much like the same level as US bands Chicago Transit Authority, The Flock and Blood Sweat & Tears with the charme and rhythms of Brazil Exotics. If you like the album by Liverpool this one would be for you. A real summer record, should make the stoned Psychedelic listener move his hips and dance or at least nod their feet. Great guitars, smashing vocals, Samba rhythm, horns, tons of effects, a real trip to Brazilian underground music. One of the best!
LP
DYCKMAN-JAMES - Independent Study, USA 1968 (SHADOKS 126)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing
Amazing underground folk-rock album recorded in Hartford, CT by James Grant and Dyckman Mills plus 4 guest musicians. These crazy cats play real hip music, electric and acoustic guitars, double bass, percussion, flute, backwards effects, in the direction of Mick Stevens, Paul Adolphus and Incredible String Band with a strong Beatnik touch. Really rare album which was supposedly produced on the same label as famous Jungle. 12 songs, harmony vocals, Woodstock vibe, artrock (before artrock was known), has the same feel in parts like Spoils Of War, hippie tunes, Jack Kerouac style lyrics/beat poetry, strong songs, cool all the way through the album.
CD
CAPTAIN MARRYAT - Same, UK 1974 (SHADOKS 114)
CD: in jewelbox.
Many people watching the ebay auctions where surprised seeing this album selling for the past few month 3 times for nearly 3500 Euro each. Before that, this album was completely unknown. Captain Marryat are from Glasgow, Scotland and recorded this demo album in 1974, released in a tiny pressing on the Thor label, hopefully to get an EMI or Chrysalis deal. They wanted to record only a single but came up with a complete album of self-composed tracks. Since it was not that easy for a Scottish band to get attention down in London, this album was the only pressing ever done and sold at band gigs only. 5 musicians, great organ, vocals, extra heavy fuzz-guitar, drums and bass, amazing underground songs, influenced by Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Beggars Opera, a true lost classic.
Where where lucky to find the band to made a deal so this beauty can conquer the world of rock music.
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THE THIRD EYE - Awakening, South Africa 1969 (SHADOKS 115)
LP 500 numbered / glossy heavy gatefold sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
part 1: With the help of many music friends and a lot of patience we could finally arrange a deal to reissue the 3 albums by the South African band THE THIRD EYE for the first time. The original pressing came out on Polydor. Perhaps THIRD EYE is the best band from S.A. with the most innovative and complex music. Most music lovers would vote Freedoms Children as the biggest influence in S.A,. rock but THIRD EYE will share at least half of that cake. In cooperation with Dawn Selby (hammond organ) and her brother Ron (guitar) this project came to life again. They where based in Durban, a coastal city several hundred miles away from the recording and musical hub of Johannesburg and started playing in 1968. The first album AWAKENING came out in 1969 when the female organ player Dawn Selby was only 14 years old. Just imagine her age when you listen to the amazing organ and piano tracks. AWAKENING was released in 1969 followed by 2 more albums SEARCHING and BROTHER just one year later in 1970. What a musical output in such a short time. The band and composer must have sit on a volcano where they just waited to outburst their music onto the rock universe. AWAKENING is the most complex album of the 3 with great brass arrangements, piano, hammond organ, fuzz-guitar and vocals full of soul. Musically going in the direction of bands such as Electric Flag, The Flock's Dinosaur Swamps, Chicago, The Nice and Al Cooper. Pure Electric Underground of the best sort.
CD
THE THIRD EYE - Searching, South Africa 1970 (SHADOKS 116)
CD: in jewelbox.
part 2: The album SEARCHING followed a year later after AWAKENING.
Today originals of this album are rare as golddust and among 2 or 3 others, the most valuable collectors item from South Africa. Many collectors who have basically everything in their collection are missing this one. 
The music is heavier, the lyrics full of political statements, more psychedelic and a bigger step down into the musical underground. The 14 minutes track "Awakening" is really amazing with tons of great organ parts and extra heavy fuzz-guitar.

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THE THIRD EYE - Brother, South Africa 1970 (SHADOKS 117)
LP 500 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
part 3: The album BROTHER followed the same year in 1970 after SEARCHING. The music is closer to the album AWAKENING without the brass arrangements. More organ based compositions with beautiful vocals and guitars. We must mention here the amazing drumming and bass which holds the complete tracks together and drives them forwards. As musical comparison we would mention again the bands from the US and UK underground such as Electric Flag, Chicago and Keef Hartley Band. But we must say, if bands from South Africa where not banned in Europe and USA at the time the albums by THE THIRD EYE came out, they would have become as popular and even more as the mentioned bands from USA and UK. All 3 albums are killer albums and we would not want to miss one of them.
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ABSTRACT TRUTH - Silver Trees, South Africa 1970 (SHADOKS 111)
LP 500 numbered / matt heavy gatefold sleeve / 180 gram pressing
CD: in jewelbox.
The band Abstract Truth existed only for a very short time, but it was a time of super-creativity. They exploded on to the Durban music scene early in 1969, released 2 studio albums during 1970 on EMI, which have have here. The 3rd album Cool Sounds For Heads is only a compilation of this 2 LP's. Ken E Henson on guitar & vocals / Peter Measroch on piano, organ, flute, harpsichord & vocals / George Wolfaardt on bass, flute, drums & vocals / Sean Bergin on sax & flute. Silver Trees is a milestone in South African music among bands like Freedoms Children-Astra and Third Eye. Musically it follows the same routes as UK bands like Bloodwin Pig, Traffic, Spooky Tooth and many others. Progressive Underground of the best with organ, guitars, flutes, sax and great vocals, sometimes with Zappa-style guitar solos.
CD
ABSTRACT TRUTH - Totum, South Africa 1970 (SHADOKS 112)
CD: in jewelbox.
The band Abstract Truth existed only for a very short time, but it was a time of super-creativity. They exploded on to the Durban music scene early in 1969, released 2 studio albums during 1970 on EMI, which have have here. The 3rd album Cool Sounds For Heads is only a compilation of this 2 LP's. Ken E Henson on guitar, vocals and sitar / Robbie Pavid on percussion / Brian Gibson on bass & vocals / Sean Bergin on sax & flute.  Excellent early '70s melodic wistful freak rock blends with African sounds featuring assorted instruments: keyboards, flutes, electric guitars, saxophone, percussion, etc. A refreshing approach with eastern touch. If you like UK bands such as Quintessence, If and Blodwin Pig, this album goes in the same direction. It is more trippy/stoned and acoustic than the Silver Trees album.
CD
HARDAL - Nasil? Ne Zaman?, Turkey 1978 (SHADOKS 113)
CD: in jewelbox.
This first album of the Turkish band HARDAL (mustard) with the title NASIL? ZE RAMAN? (wherefrom? whereto?) was recored in Turkey in 1979 by Sükrü Yüksel (guitar), Aydin Sencan (bass), Cahit Kukul (guitar) and Sedat Avci (drums). The band was only known by a very small insider-group, but those fans just adored Hardal. The secret of Hardal's small popularity is that in 1979 the Turkish rock scene was comatose. Cem Karaca left to Germany, Erkin Koray moved to Canada, Edip Akbayram got stuck because of his political ambitions. Only Baris Mancho was still on the road. To start a new band was tough times in Turkey. Hardal also recorded 2 later albums. The music is the best Turkish progressive Underground you can think of. Filled with guitars, synth sounds, great eastern vibe vocals and harmonies, pumping rhythms, as good as the best Koray tracks for sure. This album was never reissued before so we are sort of proud to present it to most people for the first time.
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OTIS WAYGOOD - Ten Light Claps And A Scream, South Africa 1971 (SHADOKS 108)
LP 600 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing
CD: in jewelbox.
"It was the worst of times in Johannesburg white suburbs. The Beatles were banned on state radio. Haircut regulations were merciless. Life was an unutterable hell of boredom and conformity, but lo: salvation awaited. They came from the north in the summer of '69, armed with axes and Scarabs, long hair streaming behind them, and proceeded to slay the youth of the nation with an arsenal of murderous rock tunes. They were the biggest thing our small world had ever seen, our Led Zeppelin, our Black Sabbath, maybe even our Rolling Stones. They were Otis Waygood". After two albums released on EMI S.A. the album "Ten Light Claps And A Scream" was simply the best Otis Waygood record and among collectors the most sought after. The music is influenced by the British underground for sure. Bloodwin Pig, Steamhammer, IF are working in the same field. Great guitars and vocals, blues influenced underground rock, sax, organs and well crafted composition and arrangements making this album a unique masterpiece. Julian Laxton of Freedoms Children was the producer. Rob Zipper: Vocals, guitars, saxophones, Ivor Rubenstein: Vocals, percussion, Leigh Sagar: Guitars, organ, Hawaiian guitar, Benny Miller: Guitars, Alan Zipper: Bass
CD
SUCK - Time To, South Africa 1971 (SHADOKS 109)
CD: in jewelbox.
In their short history (only 8 months) Suck made one album and created more mayhem than most bands do over a 10 year career. Suck where from Johannesburg, S.A.. But what an album. 'Time to Suck' is a highly charged package of manic drumming, scorching guitars and sublime wailing vocals. Political statements on stage (in South Africa) against the war. This one is not for folk fans, no moonshine mellow candle, this one kicks ass and is pure adrenaline, a real pusher. If you think Black Sabbath, Uriah Heap, Deep Purple, MC 5 and Grand Funk Railroad are your tip of the iceberg you might consider this one as your future favored album. Full of hard-psychedelic tracks with Louis "Moose" Forer on bass, Steve "Gil" Gilroy on guitar, who worked in UK with Mick Abrahams from Jethro Tull, Saverio Grande on drums and Andrew Ionnides on vocals. Again, Julian Laxton from Freedoms Children was the producer. 
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HUGO FILHO - Paraibo, Brazil 1978 (SHADOKS 110)
LP 450 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
"Everything began in 1977 when the poet, Antônio de Pádua Carvalho invited me to create melody for his poetries. At that time I was lead guitarist of the band " The Gentlemen "(a garage northwest group that included Zé Ramalho (who released the wonderful DLP together with Lula Cortez) in one of his line-ups and recorded a rare LP and one 45).. For this unique project we invited Zé Ramalho, the musician and composer Elísio Alexandrino (Golinha), to control the 4 channels tape recorders the musician Enilton Araújo, the 12 strings viola arrangements where done by Irapuan (Pupu), drummer Edmilson (Crauna), percussionby special guest  Zé Crisólogo and Hugo Filho (Hugo Leão) nylon guitar,bass, keyboards and art direction".  This LP is really special, Brazil charm and poetic words. Even in Brazil an incredible rare album, only 500 pressed given to friends and sold in shops, the first private pressing in this country. If Sacros, Lula Cortez, Mutantes and El Congreso is something you like, you will love this one. Lot´s of folk elements which devolves in twisted endings. Something you want to play to your new girl on a crazy summer night. And for your guys in NY with Brazilian roots (Arto Lindsay) this is something you should play on your next party. A great album this is.
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STRANGE - Souvenir Album, USA 1974/76 (SHADOKS 106)
LP 450 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / Insert
CD: in jewelbox.
The Strange are from Olympia, WA close to the Canadian border. The Strange are Tom Hackett, Robert Rensel, David Chamberlain, Rick Rackleff plus Mike Pitcher, Don Morris & Carl Dexter. This art-rock-underground band recorded the Souvenir Album over a period of several years released in a tiny pressing in 1976 on the Yantis Record label. With a touch of westcoast music and lots of Mothers of Invention influences, this album is really something special. As special as The Spoils Of War and as complex as Time and Think Dog, with Frank Zappa style wah-wah guitar, great vocals, piano, effects, some horns, and a well-balanced mixture of heavy psych guitar tracks and twisted underground folk tunes. If you think the first Spoils Of War album on Shadoks is a great album and the early Mothers albums are the ones you always kept you will be very very happy with this album. If you want to hear what the band sound like now you should check out THE GRUFS-Coming Back For More album
CD
LIVERPOOL - Por Favor, Sucesso + EP LIVERPOOL - Marcelo Zona Sul Brazil 1969 / 1970 (SHADOKS 107)
CD: in jewelbox.
Liverpool is one of our favored bands from Brazil. The LP Por Favor, Sucesso (Please, Success) comes together with the ultra-rare 7 inch EP Marcelo Zona Sul, a Brazilian movie from 1970. (you can watch a film-clip on youtube.com)
This Flower Power Art Rock album stands out among the other Brazilian Psych album. It is as good as Modolu 1000 but with better composed songs, influenced by the British Underground, with great guitars, hammond, effects, complex compositions, uplifting vocals with lots of soul, Allman Brothers style wailing guitars, wah-wah, sometimes sweat and mellow, sometimes extra heavy psychedelic---all with a great touch of Brazilian music. Perhaps one of the best albums from South America. All original tracks, 19 in total (including the 6 EP tracks). Enjoy this one

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SACROS - Same, Chile 1973 (SHADOKS 098)
LP 450 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing, insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Sacros ('The Sacred') was a Chilean rock band inspired by the spiritual passion and veneration for the great gods of South America, such as Quetzalcoatl, the Plumed Serpent, god of the ancient Mayas and Viracocha, Lord of Tiahuanaku in the Andes mountains. Sacros recorded the debut LP on the state label IRT and the production was destroyed by the militaries. Only very few copies survived from destruction.
The music goes in the same direction as Los Jaivas, Los Blops and El Congreso (all from Chile) and Lula Cortez from Brazil. It has a great 12 string Rickenbacker sounds, effects, great vocals and rhythms with an experimental touch. You can call this easy one of the rarest albums from Latin America since only a handful of copies survived. Patricio Panussis (guitar & vocals) Hernan Valdovinos (bass & vocals) and Tomas R. Herrera (percussion). The band recorded only this one album in 1973. Here is a link for a great Spanish review from Chile (with photos):
http://www.lamusica.emol.com/detalle/index.asp?idnoticia=342220
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ELONKORJUU - Harvest Time, Finland 1972 (SHADOKS 127)
CD: in jewelbox.
Elonkorjuu came from Pori, Finland and was founded in 1969. At first the sessions were done in a rather dark cellar; the musicians were young, talented and highly motivated. Already in the same year Elonkorjuu won the second place at a competition at Helsinki´s House of Culture. Short time after this the band´s success grow very fast. They toured through whole of Finland and quickly were well known. One of the band´s highlights was the gig at the rock festival in Turku, where they did act big ahead of hundred thousands youths, who went wild about the phantastic band. At the end of the same year they decided to make an LP, titled "Harvest Time". This album recieved cult status of the progressive rock. The Finnish quintet Elonkorjuu are one of the many little-known bands that did heavy blues/psych with strong prog elements, drawing initially from the schools of Cream, Sabbath and Colosseum but expanding on those influences with soulful church organ and cutting guitar from leader Jukka Syrenius. A killer album from beginning to end. Heavy guitar work all over and great English vocals.
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JW FARQUHAR - The Formal Female, USA 1972 (SHADOKS 099)
LP 450 numbered / glossy heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing
CD: in jewelbox.
All tracks where recorded by JW Jarquhar in 1972. The songs on THE FORMAL FEMALE were written as an outcry against the materialistic nature of the woman during that time period in 1972. Many will tell you it is still that way. JW had recently extricated himself from a 10 year marriage and the words from this experience fit the lyrics on the album still. During that time he lived by himself in a 3rd floor apartment in Philadelphia. It was a street with a lot of traffic. Car horns, busses, police sirens, fire engines, screams, and sometimes even gunshots filled the airwaves. For this reason he sealed up the windows and any other openings with sound proofing foam. This was necessary because his music was recorded in there. JW was the instrumentalist; rhythm guitar, lead guitar, drums, vocals, and bass. However he could not play them all at once, so he purchased a four track simulsync Teac recorder...professional version. This allowed him to record on one track and then play it back and separately record on a second, third, and fourth track. The original tracks were recorded at 15 IPS. A final mix was then made in stereo with yet a fifth overdub, when needed. At that time other effects were limited. It is amazing electric fuzz album full of effects and it's an masterpiece such as DR. Hooker. Extra heavy psychedelic.
CD
MOSES - Changes, Denmark 1970 (SHADOKS 120)
CD: in jewelbox.
Moses was formed in 1969 in Esbjerg, Denmark by Søren Højbjerg - guitar / Jørgen Villadsen - bass / Henrik Laurvig - drums and vocal
Moses played their own heavy and punshy and stoned progressive blues. Their record "Changes" from 1971 has now become cult in the collectors market. By the end of 1969 the band got a contact with the independant record company Spectator Records in Denmark and in the summer 1970 they recorded the only album, "Changeas" in 2 days in the Spectator Record Studio in Ålborg, Denmark

Finally the rarest and perhaps best album on the rare Danish Spectator label. The music is strongly influenced by the Cream and other hard Psychedelic guitar bands. It took us quiet a while to get a deal together and we are happy now to close the final chapter of the Spectator story with this great release of Moses. Extra heavy fuzz-guitar madness all over with strong bass and drums and great vocals.
LP+CD
TERJE, JESPER & JOACHIM - Same, DENMARK 1970 (SHADOKS 092)
LP collectors edition / 190 numbered / see under NEWS
CD: in jewelbox.
Terje Bandholdt on drums, Jesper Schmidt on guitar and Joachim Ussing on bass recorded this album in 1970 for famous Spectator Records in Denmark (Moses / Blues Addicts / Days).For the first time reissued in original cover plus insert with many photos and band-story, this amazing heavy psych album beats most releases from Denmark, in quality and rarity. Massive guitar action all over, great heavy vocals and pumping rhythms lifts this album out of there grooves. Beside Moses the best heavy psych album from Northern Europe.
CD
DAYS - Same, Denmark 1970 (SHADOKS 096)
CD: in jewelbox.
The Danish group ”Days” was formed in Copenhagen in the winter 1967/68 by Peter Lindhe (drums), John Kjaergaard (vocals/rhythmguitar), Ole Fester (vocals/bass) and Lars Reinau (vocals/leadguitar). The band’s repertoire was mainly rock and blues oriented with cover versions of songs from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Rolling Stones. During 1968/69 Peter Lindhe and Lars Reinau started writing original material to the band and the repertoire started changing from rock/blues cover versions to self composed more lyrical songs with elements of Beatles, Procol Harum and (early)Deep Purple. In 1969 Jørn Anker (Hammond organ) joined the band and he too started contributing new original songs to the band. The Days LP was recorded in the early summer of 1970 and in 1971 the band split up. Days is one the the rarest albums from Denmark which also came out on Spectator (Blues Addicts, Terje Jesper & Joachim, Moses). It is full of amazing prog tunes which great organ elements and strong fuzz guitar. A killer album from beginning to end.
CD
BLUES ADDICTS - Same, DENMARK 1970 (SHADOKS 093)
CD: in jewelbox.
There where only 4 good and rare albums on the Danish Spectator label: Terje, Jesper & Joachim (which we have just done on LP and now on CD), Moses (we are still working on a deal), Days (we are about to negotiate a deal) and the rarest of them all BLUES ADDICTS. What a guitar work this is. Ivan Horn really kicks ass with his extra heavy guitar. As good as the heavy CREAM songs, in parts as creative as JIMI HENDRIX. The musical range and the guitar style is as good as the best early ERIC CLAPTON work with the far out techniques of Jimi Hendrix. All own composition, long tracks, extra heavy guitar, English vocals & heavy drum sounds. Ivan Horn: guitars, vocals & kazzo, Mich Brink: bass, Gibber Thomsen: vocals & congas, Henning Aasbjerg: drums. If Spectator would have kept rock music their musical style instead of switching to Jazz, those 4 bands would have been successful on the international rock circus.
CD
THE CONTENTS ARE - Through You, USA 1967 (SHADOKS 090)
CD: in jewelbox.
The Contents Are: Dave Neumann - guitar, vocals, Paul Staack - drums, vocals, Larry Smith - bass, vocals and Craig Hute - lead guitar, vocals from Iowa. The Contents Are was one of many sixties bands from the Quad City’s fertile garage music scene. With labels/studios like Fredlo and IGL, it was a very healthy regional area for bands with an unusually high per capita for record releases. Up until the recent discovery of an original copy a couple years ago, it was only rumored to exist and remained an enigma with hardcore record collectors. In most cases, the Contents Are were only known by astute collectors for their two excellent 45 releases (non-LP). Well the mystery is over, and here’s your chance to hear one of the rarest & greatest garage records ever recorded. Here’s the story about the record: Four high school seniors from Iowa decide to release an album of all original tunes, and was exclusively sold at their live shows. Originally released on the Rok label (a subsidiary of the already obscure Fredlo label) in 1967 with only 100 copies pressed. These guys were not your typical garage band – talented players, professional grade vocalists and no cover songs!!! Their music is a nice blend of garage rock with hints of hipster folk and early psychedelic influences. As good if not better as other similar top shelf rarities like Mystery Meat and the Bachs, but no major quantity find making  original copies of the Contents Are ten times rarer. Get it or miss it!
2 LP+CD
INSTANT ORANGE - Same, USA 1973 (SHADOKS 091)
2
LP 450 numbered / glossy heavy GATEFOLD sleeve / 180 gram pressing / insert
CD: in jewelbox.
Besides home to the Hells Angels, farmers and citrus grooves, San Bernardino, California was also where Instant Orange lived and released their first single in 1968. The band forged ahead and released another single (1973), album (1973) and two ten inch eps (1974 & 1975). All of their releases were small pressings of 100 copies and to this day, Instant Orange remains virtually unknown. Their homemade sound is a refreshing reflection of their west coast folk-rock influences that were so prevalent during the sixties and early seventies. All original tracks with inspiration from bands like the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Love, Sandy Bull and others. Songs full of electric and acoustic guitars with nice doses of McGuinnesque 12 string riffing as well as many unsuspecting surprises (antiquated electronic effects, rambling rural explorations, long jams, experimental moves, stoner banter and other weirdness between songs, caveman fuzz, etc). A solid listen with enough original imagination to keep it interesting without the band creating an identity crisis by trying too hard to be something else than themselves. Here it all on this limited double album, but grab it before it becomes elusive like some of San Bernardino's motorcycle riding inhabitants.
TERRY WALTERS, RANDY LANIER & LYNN McCURDY are INSTANT ORANGE with the help of Joe Bianchi & Bob Lautz.

3 CD - no box -
FREEDOMS CHILDREN - ASTRA - BATTLE HYMN OF THE BROKEN HEARTED HORDE - GALACTIC VIBES
South Africa 1969/70/71 (SHADOKS 100-101-102)
CD each CD's in jewelcases
After 2 years of struggle and hard work with tons of help from collectors in South Africa, England, Austria & USA. Since all master-tapes where lost in a big fire we had to master from original vinyl. We have used 2 or 3 mint copies of each album to make the best possible master.
All 3 albums will be out in original gatefold sleeves, either glossy or matt laminated, just like the original, with the original labels. We won't say much about the music here because most people know what FREEDOMS CHILDREN sound like. All 3 albums are possibly the most wanted albums ever from S.A. Some call them the PINK FLOYD of S.A. and if the political situation in S.A. would have been easier they would have had the same status in the international music market as Pink Floyd does. Beautiful composer songs, amazing instrument work, well-crafted guitar work and great singers. The extra heavy prog. sound beats most albums in the same direction coming from UK or USA. 3 master-pieces!
CD
SHARK MOVE - Chede Chokra's, Indonesia 1970 (SHADOKS 086)
CD: in jewelbox.
Shark Move started playing in Bandung, Indonesia in 1970 and was founded by Benny Soebardja who play lead guitar and sings. Shark Move is one of the Indonesian rock pioneers who combined rock music with traditional harmonies and progressive sounds. Some songs on this LP using English lyrics, while other bands at that time where still playing sweet music, this is really an experimental recording. Unfortunately at the end of 1970 the keyboard player passed away so Benny decided not to continue with his band and formed a new on named Giant Step.
A very complex prog album which is as strong as many good UK albums of the same period but it has this little extra which makes this album unique and great.
CD
BETTY - Handful, USA 1971 (SHADOKS 019)
CD jewelcase with 4 page booklet
Hard-Psychedelic-Boogie-Biker-Rock: Not just another hardpsych CD which is completely unknown. This record beats most others of the same kind. Amazing heavy fuzzguitar, great vocals, organs, the whole thing. If you like Brigade, Butterfingers we think this is even better..
Hideously rare hard-rocker from Los Angeles, CA. Try to imagine Dragonfly merging with Canned Heat and you'll be close. As only 200 copies where pressed as original LP´s and sold by band at gigs, this record is very rare! If you like crude, powerful heavy rock, this one is not to be missed. C.F.
CD
PAUL ADOLPHUS - The Dawn Wind, JAPAN 1973 (SHADOKS 076)
CD: in jewelbox.
The Australian artist Paul Adolphus recorded the album in Kyoto/Japan.
My first visit to Japan was in 1968 after living in India and Sri Lanka. My wife at the time arrived in Kyoto, and had our first child there. We really loved it. We returned to Sweden then went back to Kyoto and had our second child there. We lived in a two hundred year old farm house in a village outside Kyoto. It was a great scene at the time. Japanese artists, bohemians, and visiting foreigners making art music poetry etc. I was  playing music with different people, then developed a musical relationship with Mitsu Harada. We did concerts and toured to other cities in japan together. Before leaving Japan Mitsu organised to record the album together. Mitsu’s father was the grand master of a calligraphy school. In a large room in the school Mitsu set up mikes and a big stereo recorder consul. Most of the playing was by Mitsu and myself, an American friend played a little guitar and percussion to fill some holes. A group of friends sat around, so it was a bit of a living room concert feel. It was my material, Mitsu engineered as well as playing. I think there were 200 copies pressed, the covers were hand made, so it was released into the small arts community of Kyoto and Tokyo. Not long after  the recording I travelled with the family to Australia, I had been away from here for a decade. I worked on a lot of projects here, composing for theatre and dance. I had a group called Living Music- an African drummer, Indian tabla, didjeridoo, winds etc. It was earlydays, not too many people were ready for world music.
Incredible rare and sought after mellow folk album with beautiful songs and harmonies, like a Japanese version of EXTRADITION.
LP
MOTIFFE - Same, UK 1972 (SHADOKS 087)
LP 450 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing
Located in St. Albans, 20 minutes away from London, Motiffe recorded this album in a home situation with no overdubs. A full blown progressive band with songs, techniques which reminds a lot of bands such as IF, Gracious and Gravy Train. Great keyboards, fuzz guitar which turns the music in something Mothers of Invention like plus flute & sax, real complex songs and very little vocal. These guys can play for sure and they are instrumentalists . Originally released in 1972 on the famous Deroy label. Supposedly only 2 known copies of this baby exist.
LP
MICK STEVENS - Lady Sunrise, UK 1972 (SHADOKS 088)
LP 450 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / engraved artwork / insert
Shortly after Mick's first album "See The Morning" while waiting for the Deroy pressings he started working on "Lady Sunrise". The songs of this concept album where created during a particular turbulent emotional period. We think most of these songs are some of his best and as usual, the lyrics where written with his own blood - both metaphorically and in reality. Mick composed all songs and played all instruments, so this album was recorded sound on sound. 12 great songs, bittersweet and very touchy. Just perfect as we would have expect from Mick Steven's music.
CD
RAYNE - Same, USA 1979 (SHADOKS 089)
CD: in jewelbox.
Frank Saucier and his 3 brothers formed Rayne in 1977, located in the New Orleans suburbia. They have recorded the album with good home equipment with no overdubs. The original album (the black album as they called it) was only pressed 300 times and during a moment of frustration they took a box of the album and shot them with a shotgun. So not many left to sell. The music is first class psych rock, strong compositions, great guitars & vocals, just everything right, something you would expect from a band located in New Orleans. Southern spirit and the tough guys don't dance thing, they play music instead.
CD
BUNALIM - Same, Turkey 1969/1972 (SHADOKS 078)
CD: in jewelbox.
One of the most mazing Turkish music ever recorded, wild, raw and with fuzz guitar all over. Still even for most Turkish collector a kept secret. BUNALIM released on 6 singles which are incredible rare. They never did a whole album. Produced by Cem Karaca. They say about the band: "God, they were crazy!  Running all nude down the Istiklal Street, psychedelic light shows, crazy paintings all over the stage wall and screaming of "LSD!  LSD!" in their live shows".
2 CD
EDIP AKBAYRAM - same, Turkey 1972-74 (SHADOKS MUSIC 067)
2 CD: in jewelbox.
Edip Akbayram is the top of the BIG 3 of turkish delights (Erkin Koray, Baris Mancho & Edip). The best Psych tracks from his first 2 albums and many singles (like in the other Shadoks release of Erkin Koray), 22 tracks, 90 minutes of music. His band DOSTLAR formed the songs into something which takes you on an eastern trip, full of fuzz guitar, electric sas and great percussions. Edip's dark voice make you shiver and you feel like dancing right away. This is as good as Erkin Koray with a deap spirit and very political words. One of the best albums we have released the past 3 or 4 years.
The song Kukredi Cimenler was also used by US rapper ASHER ROTH in his song Blunt Cruisin of his new album Asleep In The Bread Aisle (Universal Records): http://www.asherrothmusic.com
2 CD
FINGLETOAD, STRANGE & SIHO - mazzola, USA 1969/70, (SHADOKS 055)
2 CD: in jewelbox.
The first album was recorded in 1969 in Chicago as Fingletoad & Strange. Only very few acetates where pressed. A year later the band recorded another album as Fingletoad, Strange & Siho under the titel Mazzola. Perhaps less than 100 records where pressed. This band of young bohemian Americans recorded 2 albums with all original songs. The music takes the listener into a Psychedelic Trip merging imaginary landscapes with Teenage Angst. Clearly influenced by the top musicians at the time, The Beatles , Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix, they undoubtedly manage to create a sound all their own ranging from beautiful lyrical ballads with harmony vocals to over the top Fuzz and Feedback frenzy. Professional execution but still retaining a Garage atmosphere and production, creates the perfect mix for one very special DLP..
2 CD
MICK STEVENS - The River / The Englishman, UK 1977/79 (SHADOKS 072)
2 CD with 18 page booklett
After the extensive efforts of the first 2 albums by Mick Stevens from 1972/75 (See The Morning / No Savage Word) here are his slightly later album from 1977 + 1979. The first 2 where recorded at small Deroy studios this time both albums where recorded at Spaceward studios , a studio famous for early recordings of Bauhaus, Bill Bruford, Gary Numan, Hawkwind, Julian Cope, Mandy Morton, Modern English, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Stranglers and many others. The sound, the songs and the vibe is just more sophisticated than on the first 2 albums. All great songs, mostly electric and some acoustic, great lyrics and Mick's voice just amazing. If you like the first 2 albums you will love these 2.
4 BONUS TRACKS / RARE INTERVIEW WITH MICK STEVENS.
Mick Stevens homepage go here: www.mickstevensmusic.co.uk / Spaceward Studios go here: www.spacewardstudios.ukf.net
CD
BORN AGAIN - Pagan, USA 1969/70 (SHADOKS 073)
CD: in jewelbox.
From the ashes of the band "Red Mountain" rose Born Again. Originally from Marin County in Northern California the band traveled to Los Angeles to try to find fortune and fame. Local producer Roger Dollarhide took the boys under his wing and recorded tracks with them in late '69 and early '70 at Sun West Studios in Hollywood. Led by the tasteful guitar playing of Larry Otis and the soulful vocals of Bryce Sullivan, Born Again was a very versatile band that created a hybrid style all their own. Whether it's a country tinged ballad ala KAK ("She's Gone") or an eerie guitar psych instrumental ("Laura's Waltzing" from the 1970 Film Soundtrack from "The Velvet Vampire") these boys were one tight unit that delivered the goods. A chance meeting with the legendary Pat Boone is documented in the LP's extensive liner notes.
THIS CD VERSION HAS 7 BONUS TRACKS / total playing time 67 minutes ...
A PREVIOUS ROCKADELIC RELEASE
CD
SPOILS OF WAR - same, USA 1968 / 1970 (SHADOKS MUSIC 033)
CD: in jewelbox.
Finally here is the real SOW Double LP with 25 unreleased LP tracks. The first LP we did 3 years ago sold out immediately. We got the first recordings before we´ve found the composer Jim Cuomo. With some luck we located him and he presented all the material to us which made it onto this double LP. 1 LP with studio recordings and 1 LP recorded live in 1967 / 68.
LP + CD
THINK DOG - Dog Days, USA 1969/70, (SHADOKS 063)
LP limited, heavy vinyl, heavy cover, 2-page insert
CD: in jewelbox.
This is the second album after "TIME-before there was", recorded in 1969/70 in New York City. Lynn David Newton, Tom McFaul, Richard Stanley, Bob Stuhler (the drummer of HOT TUNA) and David Rosenboom (on 1 track) recorded 60 minutes of creative music which was never released before. Again, this is a musical masterpiece, wellcomposed, wellcrafted, touchy and twisted songs with a big influence from the British Underground. On some tracks the vocals sound like Robert Wyatt in the early 70´s. If you like the Canterbury sound, artrock with Underground roots, you will love this one. The album has 16 tracks, 45 minutes of music.
CD
HEADSTONE CIRCUS - same, USA 1968/70, (SHADOKS 061)
CD: in jewelbox.
This project turned out to be a real beauty. The band was formed in 1966 by Glenn Faria (who also released some solo music on WorldInSound). This album was recorded in 1968-70. On the first spin it reminds of Crosby Stills, Nash & Young - 4 way street electric sides. It is so well-composed and performed. Also some of the better Neil Young albums might go in the same direction. But it has that extra weird touch. "Around 1966, Nick Bonis, Mike Johnstone, Randy Pope, and I formed a psychedelic band. On Halloween night we went to an old cemetery, dropped acid, and spent a very strange night among the tombstones. The tombstones appeared to be melting and taking on animal shapes. Some of us saw spirits, and I'm not sure what I saw, but it was disturbing. Afterwards, we referred to that night as the "Headstone Circus". It seemed appropriate to call ourselves "Headstone Circus" as a band so we did". Enjoy this amazing westcoat album which was recorded in Washington D.C.
CD
CANDIDA PAX - Day, UK 1971, (SHADOKS 015)
CD: in jewelbox.
We´ve located this band a while ago and it´s beside PARAMETER the rarest release on UK Deroy label, as rare as Forever Amber & Dark. If you´re into Tony, Caro & John (which will be done on Shadoks soon with tons of extra tracks) and Fleetwood Mac - Than Play One (not the early blues albums) this is your cup of tea. This is pure Underground with that bluesy Peter Green like guitar.
LP
PETE FINE - Northstar, USA 1977, (SHADOKS 056)
LP limited, heavy vinyl, heavy cover.
Finally here is the second solo album by guitar wizard Pete Fine recorded 2 year after his first album "On A Day Of A Crystalline Thought". This album "Northstar" sound a bit more tight with same fuzz guitar but with better song structures. Some tracks are instrumentals which blow guitar lovers away. Others have female and male vocals with a touch of west-coast sound. If there is a guitarist in this music scene we adore Pete Fine would be among the top 5. One of our best Shadoks releases. Pete Fine - Lead Guitar / Mark Wolfe - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica / Diane Palocek - Vocals / Geton Wolfe - Flute / Steve Harris - Bass / Steve Hamblin - Drums
http://www.petefine.com
CD
WAILING WALL, USA 1970 (SHADOKS 053)
CD: in jewelbox.
This Rockadelic release out now as Shadoks CD came also from the the vaults of El Paso´s Suemi label (like Iota) and has been turning some heads. Very unusual sounds spearheaded by brothers Darrell and Doug Adams who later moved to the West Coast and released LP´s with the middle eastern influenced band „Light Rain“. The album has a spooky, late night vibe and the lyrics that reveal new meanings upon every listen. Great guitart work by Mike Cancelarre and twistet vocals by drummer/songwriter David Rutledge. Visions of late night desert peyote hallucinations on songs like „Scissor-Tailed Swallow“ and „Country Of The Goose“ compliment a hard rock, Captain Beefhart vibe on „Mad Rapper“. Unusual Timing and Phrasing makes this journey into the twisted back roads of El Paso´s great rock & roll heritage..
2 CD
MICK STEVENS - See The Morning / No Savage Word, UK 1972/75 (SHADOKS MUSIC 038)
2 CD: in jewelbox.
Both amazing rare LP´s who where pressed at Deroy studios. THOS ARE THE BEST DEROY ALBUM so far. Loner vibe, beautiful vocals and the music is just great. Mick passed away sadly many years ago but his amazing music will stay forever. His sweet composition (real compositions on paper) and lyrics have a bittersweet touch and are much darker as they sound at the first place. From the first album only 30 where pressed ever only 3 with hand-drawn pictures and writings (in red with his own blood!). From the second album 50 where pressed. If you like Michael Angelo with a Billy Nichols touch, this one is yours. The recording quality is top major studio but made at his home. Half of the tracks on both albums are electric the other half acoustic, a full band behind each song. Those 2 albums are completely unknown so far.. Look out for his 3rd and 4th album out on Shadoks Music..
CD
SOUND FACTORY - same, Brazil 1970 (SHADOKS MUSIC 035)
CD: in jewelbox.
Amazing Hard Psych. Rarer than Spectrum. A real beauty. Lots of covers but soo good. Beside Modulo & Spectrum the hottest item from Brazil. The guitar sound screams like hell. Very few known original copies. If you want to hear a real acid Psych version of "Crossroads", "Can´t Find My Way Home" or "Whithering Tree", this one is for you. We love those versions better than the original because they just sound more stoned.
CD
THE FLOW - Greatest Hits, USA 1972 (SHADOKS MUSIC 050)
CD: in jewelbox.
Very rare album by The Flow with Pete Fine on guitars/vocals, Monte Farber on bass/vocals, Steve Starer on drums, compositions by Pete Fine and Monte Farber. This is a guitar burner total. If you´re into Blue Cheer and extra heavy Fuzz guitar is your thing, you´ll love this album. Great songs, a mindblower. Finally it came out on CD with 3 bonus tracks and poster-booklett
CD
IOTA - Same, USA 1970, (SHADOKS MUSIC 042)
Previous released by Rockadelic on LP (another cooperation such as Framework, Brain Police, Peacepipe, Fate, Shiver). "From the archives of the legendary El Paso, Texas Suemi label comes this previously unreleased psych masterpiece by Iota. This 4 piece band tore up Texas before re-locating to Memphis to record for Hi Records in the late 60's. They released two great 45's, including the amazing 'Within These Precincts' in 1971. Deemed too dark and disturbing for commercial radio, these two releases went nowhere and the band went their separate ways after two years of playing and recording. We have compiled the best tracks recorded in both Memphis and El Paso to put together what we feel is one of the finest Texas psych rock LP's ever released.".
2 CD
MENDELBAUM - same, USA 1969/1970 (SHADOKS MUSIC 034)
2 CD: in jewelbox.
Best recordings we've ever worked on, from Masters. Real West Coast Rock with extra heavy Psych guitar played by Chris Michie. Man, this guitar is amazing. Michie later joined Van Morrison. Also with Keith Knudsen on drums, who became (and still is) the drummer of The Doobie Brothers. 21 tracks, 20 of them are original compositions, wellcrafted songs. First disk was a demo for Warner Brothers and the second is live, recorded at The Fillmore West and at The Matrix.
CD
SPECTRUM - Geraçâo Bendita, BRAZIL 1971 (SHADOKS MUSIC 027)
CD: in jewelbox.
You´ll love this one if you´re into screeming psychguitar and great songs with strong vocals. All tracks are by the band. The record was made for a movie which was the first hippy film in South Amercia. The band where the actors too. It was a very low budget production and I think not many have seen it. If you´re into extra heavy Psych this one is for you.
CD
MY INDOLE RING - Same, CANADA 1968/69 (SHADOKS MUSIC 024)
CD: in jewelbox.
This is really something. Our favourite release of 2001. An album planned for Vanguard but never been released. If you like Brigade, this is the cool version of it with and Westcoast touch. John King´s great guitar & vocals rules, plus hammond, bass & drums. The homeband of the Retinal Circus in Vancouver. 58 minutes trip with 12 amazing tracks
2 CD
SHUTTAH - The Image Maker vol 1 & 2, UK 1971 (SHADOKS MUSIC 030)
2CD: in jewelbox.
The rarest Psych LP from England, only 1 known copy, a perfect acetat. This is a real Underground concept album with a progressive touch. Needs a few spins to get it right. Wellcrafted songs, great vocals, soundeffects, organ and heavy fuzzguitar. Could be one of the better albums on Vertigo label with a good dose of Acid in it. This album really takes you on an Underground trip to London 1971.
LP
CIRCULATION - Tank Tracks, UK 1969, (SHADOKS MUSIC 032)
LP: extra heavy texture sleeve, engraved artwork and 180 gr. Pressings, limited
Real Garage sound like early VU. Most songs by the band, wellcrafted with the right spirit. Not as perfect as the other Deroy but really stoned and trippy with cheezy organ and raw guitars. Beside Complex, Parameter and Candida Pax the rarest and maybe best album on this label. Don´t expect a perfect production as many other UK underground albums. This is real Underground....
LP
BRIGADE - LAST LAUGH, USA 1970 (SHADOKS MUSIC 011)
LP collectors edition / 220 numbered / see under NEWS
BRIGADE, this is our alltime favoured album when it comes to Underground & Psychedelic music. ONE OF TEN we would take on an island. Has been reissued before BUT this time the sound and the cover will be right. Full of dynamic sounds and strong fuzzguitar solos, driving drums and amazing vocals.
CD
THE NEW TWEEDY BROS! - Same, USA 1968, (SHADOKS MUSIC 018)
CD: in JEWELCASE with 8 page booklett
Here´s the reissue of the year. The New Tweedy Bros! in it´s original shaped silver sleeve plus an insert with many unknown fotos, flyers etc. We´ve been waiting so long for this to come out. The music you should know by now.
CD
BRAIN POLICE, USA 1968 (SHADOKS MUSIC 008)
CD: in jewelbox with 10 extra songs.
This band from San Diego played many concerts with famous bands. They only released this testpressing and never made an official record. The music is absolutely perfect Fuzz guitar psych with great rhythm guitars, organs and St. Pepper-style vocals. With more luck this band could have been as famous as Strawberry Alarm Clock. They played on many bills together. The music is not as soft. It has a much stronger output than most of the famous bands the played together with. We know of 5 originals. Every song a hit.
A PREVIOUS ROCKADELIC RELEASE
CD
MERRY AIRBRAKES, USA 1973 (SHADOKS MUSIC 002)
CD: in jewelbox
Raw Psych with bluesy touch from Nam veterans, actually the first post-Vietnam record. Amazing songs, so wonder why this never made it onto a major label release even Country Joe McDonald used 1 song from this album. Bill Homans great voice is getting you. He, his brother Peter plus 4 other musicians recorded this album for a private studio to get attantion from a big label. Some songs sound like Cpt. Beefheart doing Vietnam songs, others are fragile and MOST beautifull. We love it forever. 1 of 20 I´m going to take to an island...
CD
THE SPOILS OF WAR, USA 1969 (SHADOKS MUSIC 001)
CD: in jewelbox with 3 extra songs.
My favoured release of this year, LP and 7 inch EP, from mastertapes. Never pressed before so you don´t have to look for originals, folks. Heavy Psych with tiny Folky edges plus electronic soundscapes like first album by Mothers of Invention. Has a connection to Mormos but only the musicians, not the music. This is real heavy Acid stuff, weird and twisted, stoned to max, pure LSD (Loud Screaming Distortions), Warning, people with fragile heart condition and emotionally unbalanced should not play this album....
2 CD
WALFLOWER COMPLEXTION - same/When I´m Far From You, COLOMBIA 1967 (SHADOKS MUSIC 007)
CD: Double CD in jewelbox.
24 great GARAGE songs by THE WALFLOWER COMPLEXTION recorded and released in COLOMBIA only. Every Garage collectors wet dream. This is an American band who released the 2 albums in Colombia only. They where kids of US Goverment staff in Columbia. The music is pure an raw Garage. Great guitars all over, beautiful vocals, just the right sound. Originals, forget it. Here is the first chance to own them both...
CD
BUTTERFINGERS, USA 1970 (SHADOKS MUSIC 004)
CD: in jewelbox.
This album was released as a testpressing only and recorded in the US Midwest 1970. Nothing is known about this album, a mystery like JUNGLE. 10 great heavy tracks loaded with extra heavy fuzz-guitar, organ and souly male vocals. The guy sings like a male Janis Joplin, the music sounds like a tough version of Big Brother & Holding Comp. Nothing for sweet Folkpsych fans. This is big-boys-stuff. Heavy and full os soul. It bites.