Good Reads

Good vintage reads from the hay days of Melody Maker…….. $25-75.



Talking Dark Pearl

Remain in Light, released on Sire Records in 1980, was an attempt by Talking Heads to dispell notions of frontman and lead vocalist David Byrne, ‘leading a back up band”.  One of the first new wave albums to utilize series of samples and loops, it merges many genres and was acclaimed for its sonic experimentation.  Talking Heads’ “magnum opus”.


After a long battle with former management, resulting in years of legal troubles, in 1978 Springsteen released a somewhat less commercial album than his four prior (most previous, Born to Run) titled, Darkness on the Edge of Town.  Van Zandt is given formal credit for his contribution to production assistance on this appropriately named, dark, and often lyrically morose album.  This vinyl is in mint condition, in it’s original shrink.


Certified quadruple platinum, released in 1971, Pearl was the final album with Joplin’s direct participation, and the only one recorded with the her final touring unit, The Full Tilt Boogie Band.  With hits like “Me and Bobby McGee”, “Get it While you Can”, and “Mercedes Benz”, this promo copy vinyl is a must have for any Joplin fan.


Funk, Funk, Funk

Some fun, “Fonky” eight tracks in the Cloud 8 archives.20130113-144915.jpg

“Live at the Garden”, this 12 track vinyl is a great dance compilation featuring James Brown & The Famous Flames,with hits like “Night Train” and “Hold It”.  Other noteables include The Wobblers, Herb Hardesty, Henry Moore, Clifford Scott, and Hank Marr.20130113-144924.jpg

Released in 1978 on Warner Bros., Funkadelic’s,  “One Nation Under A Groove”.  The inside sleeve artwork is as entertaining as the record itself, including comedic rants like, The Funkadelic DooDoo Awards: “George Puke, Rolling Drones, Donna Bummer, Backstab Dismanagement, Ted Nuisance, Pee Gees, Poot & Fire and those responsible for “Thank Dogs, Its Friday”.20130113-144930.jpg

Its Ken Nordine! Instead of giving my two cents…I’ll just quote Ken on himself.  “Imagine the imagination as a jazz instrument wailing words, verbal riffs that swing from images to ideas to images……It’s also out loud daydreaming that may be of interest to psychiatrists, amateur, or otherwise…..”20130113-144936.jpg

Muddy Evening Heads from Cloud 8

DJ copy, postwar blues vinyl by Chess records with Elmore James and John Brim.  Deep, emotional lyrics from Elmore with relaxed rhythms from Brim.  Chess records insert included with vinyl. 20130107-160953.jpg

If you love King Crimson, you need this 5 track vinyl with Robert Fripp on guitar and Brian Eno on synth.  Released in 1975, the cover is a reproduction of a painting by Peter Schmidt titled, (no surprise here) Evening Star.20130107-161000.jpg

David Byrne direced and wrote the movie, True Stories.   While this is not the actual soundtrack to the movie, (in which most of the songs are sung by the actors), this album contains Talking Heads’ versions of the songs from the film.  Released in 1986.  20130107-161010.jpg

Wedding With Willie!!

New in Cloud 8 Records!  A framed wedding invitiation for one of Willie’s roadies, at which he played one of his infamous private concerts (noted on the invite).  Included are six, unpeeled, backstage passes ranging from the 70’s to the 2000’s, one of which is autographed!





Johnny Rotten

Due to the recent visit of Johnny Rotten and P.I.L. We decided to do a post dedicated to The Rotten himself.




Still Sealed!!

We carry a rare selection of great classic vintage Lps still sealed in their original packaging. Seriously. Here’s just a small sampling of what we have that is ‘still sealed’.



One for the glam of T. Rex

Four great albums by the legendary band T. Rex. Including the album ‘Beard of Stars’








Good ol Patti Smith

Just a few items we have here on the legendary Patti Smith.