Welcome to the Kosmos

HEY ALL ~ thought i would set up a  mirror site for back-up ~ thanks
for stopping in. ready to get back to bizness .hit me with any requests
you might have , or have made & i have forgotten. - i will certainly try &
get to em. i might throw in a few curve balls here & there to keep ya on a feet !
maybe a classic 70`s LP or sometin` ----- rok on
If ya take the time to download , please take the time to comment.
thanks to CY & WKC for all the great feedback & comments ....!!!!
i created this blog to share some of my collection ... i have over 3,500 lp`s.

i am using an old vintage marantz 1150D amp [ thanks pa ! ], Yamaha YP-D4 turntable , seasound SOLO EX soundcard , & Cubase 5 to do all transfers.

this seems to capture the warmth of vinyl as well , which is really nice !

most of my wax is real clean so i hope to get some clean transfers.

minor eq / comp if needed to add more clarity. also a bit of WAVS x-clik , x-pop , etc.

some recordings will be cd transfers , but the majority will be scare psych LP`s.

i have about a thousand cds , many of which are OOP & obscure enuff to share.

i am new to the blog thing , but have noticed alot of really obscure stuff being posted. i will try & fill in the cracks as best i can , but i am sure there be someone / somewhere who beats me to the punch , so to speak.

i just dont wanna waste time with something that is already avaliable , so i will try & keep my posts as original as feasable. all lp`s could range a bit in style , but most will be pop in nature.

all files are the result of my own effort & time , from my own personal collection. no files here are borrowed or otherwise mirrored & or cloned.

i expect the same reciprication.


enjoy your time in the kosmos & if ya take time to download the music , take time to let me know what ya think please!



~ by akashaman on July 8, 2010.

153 Responses to “Welcome to the Kosmos”

  1. Hey guy! Appears you like the same old genre that I do too.

    Wouldn’t have Sons of Freedom st first lp?

    My thanks again for letting me stumble through your blog.

    Regards from Canada

  2. Gee, I wish you lived next door so I could mass transfer your wax. This is absolutely a kick ass blog. Keep it up!

  3. Amazing collection!!!
    Specially some very hard to find 70th albums, such as Gilbert o`Sullivan, Donny Osmond´s debut,
    Albert Hammond, Bay City Rollers(…i´ve only seen compilation of this band, no official albums)…….etc…


  4. Hey I saw your forum about The Ship last year. I didn’t know if you or your readers were aware that they have released 3 new CD’s of material from the master tapes they recorded 35 years ago. Its good stuff and is available at http://www.cdbaby.com also info at http://www.theshipmusic.com

  5. Cool site akashaman. No requests, just keep on keepin’ on.

  6. Cool place to come visit.Could you please post any or all Potliquor. Great band.THANKS EHARTZELL01

  7. Hello,

    I’ve caught onto a guy naming himself The Time And Space Machine who does re-edits of some obscure psych tracks (eg Astral Taxi by Tin Tin) which I found and downloaded on your blog – great stuff, many thanks
    Theres another track thats been re-edited – The River by Octopus from The Restless Night album – any chance you can post this?

    If you want to check out TT&SM try http://sharedmusic.net/the_time_and_space_machine_-_volume_two.html

  8. Hello!Are you aware of that?:“akashaman.com expired on 01/15/2008 and is pending renewal or deletion”Got it when I tried to watch your LP Collection …Warm regards

  9. You have a very nice collection and your vinyl rips are extremely clean. Glad to see you’re so conscientious, and thanks for your generosity. Would love it if you could manage the 2 Verve Paupers albums–used to have them but no more–and I think that NOVAC album is pretty mindblowing even today. Let people hear it if you can!

  10. Particular thanks for the Pilot album – always wondered what that was like – unexpected Dan Steele and Todd-isms in there. And the 2nd Stories lp. Hail Baroque Powerpop in general and Mike Brown in particular. So looking forward to your first Stories lp! Over the years I’ve found 2 copies and both were off center, sob.The great work you’re doing is very, very appreciated. Baroque on.

  11. Hi. Thanks for these soft-rock gems. I’d been looking to record Terry Jack’s “Concrete Sea” for… decades! And I’d forgotten about that lovely “Just when I needed you most.” Do you happen to have / was thinking of getting around to ripping “Sunny Days” by Lighthouse? (I’ve got their ‘One Fine Morning’ & ’69 LPs, but not that, their funnest / most known song.)


  13. Just like to say Thankyou for the 3 New England LP’s – I played my old Vinyl copy of the Debut album to death many a year ago & hadn’t heard that or the other 2 albums in 20 years or so. They should have been huge & I think the 1st LP would certainly find a place in my all time top 50. I certainly would appreciate any other material you have. Thanks again for the huge dose of nostalgia I’ve been enjoying these past few days.

  14. Hey,
    Thanks for letting us discover Randy Vanwarmer. I had never listened to him before, and these cuts are amazing, especially the ones from Terraform. Could you be tempted to post the full albums?

    BTW, is your LP collection a full list?

    Best wishes

  15. Hello my new friend!!!!

    I was wandering from blog to blog today and suddenly I found your terrific blog!!

    I just download Bread – On the Waters album -and all I can say is a BIG THANK YOU!!!

    But PLEASE make my daily dream came true and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE upload the very first BREAD album (1969)

    Carlos Harrison.

    PS: I do Believe in your warning
    ’bout your ancient MAYAN curse!!!

    Be happy….love and peace!!!!

  16. Hello,

    compliments for your blog.
    I’ve a request to do:
    Cashman , Pistilli & West Bound To Happen 1967 ABC
    Please could you post it?

    All the best

  17. Thanks for sharing your collection & the high quality of your rips. Looking forward to your new posts.

  18. Hi, thanks for great tracks, seen your list look forward to seals & crofts.

  19. Oh my god, I just stumbled upon this blog and it is fucking amazing. Thanks for all the hard work. I can’t wait to explore.-brandumb

  20. Hello, my name is Herls, I searching for the album of the Free Design “Kites are Fun”, and I believe that already it expired, please someone it might upload again? It is grateful in advance!

  21. Very impressive collection ,I hope you ever post Love “Out Here” I have the vinyl ,but no turntable and didn hear it for over 20 Years .

  22. Kept up my search for ‘Sunny Days’: ‘The ‘Time Has Told Me’ blog has posted the Best of Lighthouse comp. of that name, at http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/

  23. HELLO, AKA!!



  24. Hey Akashaman!! Where are you?? Haven’t seen any movement here since April. I hope everything is O.K.–JVP.S. The ITG Band album sounds great. Thanks again.

  25. All sorted now. Many thanks.

  26. Terrific material, but SendSpace is a drag! How about using sharebee.com and giving your readers a choice?

  27. Me again,

    I started readng through your collection backwards and didn’t see the chapter with sunshine and psych until now. These would be the ones I would love to hear:

    The Happenings
    Neon Philharmonic
    Noel Harrison
    Tommy James solo
    Tommy Roe

    Voilà, this concludes the vote of the French jury. Thanks again.

  28. Your record-collection links didn’t work…I was wondering if you have the Montage album which kinda came between the Left Banke and Stories? I would be thrilled to get my hands on that.

  29. Hello,

    Have you any album of Love Generation?

    Could you post?

    Thanks for Cashman, Pistilli & West album.

    Take care

  30. Thanks!!! Enjoy!!! All the best for you!!!

  31. Great stuff. Do you think we can hear the live recording of Spanky and Our Gang? Please.

  32. Hi there! I discovered this blog accidentally, searching the Jimmy Hotz album, congratulations, you have an impressive collection. I’ll be back.

  33. Hello!

    Requests on the soft side:
    (more) Bread and David Gates (please!), Seals&Crofts, Carpenters, 5th Dimension, Three Dog Night, Gilbert O’Sullivan.

    If only one, so be it “Kerry Livgren – Seeds Of Change”.

    btw. what is the cartridge/stylus of your Yamaha turntable?

  34. Great collection. Wonderful blog. Would love to get a digital copy of Bread – Lost Without Your Love. It’s the only one I can’t find on cd and my vinyl is worn out.


  35. HI!! I was taking a look to your lp collection and,sincerely,i think is amazing!!There are a bunch of psych jewels!!Will it be possible to be posted the “Wichita Fall” lp soon? This album is a little masterpiece.It´s something like “Crosby,Stills and Nash meets The Idle Race”,don´t you think? About your blog,I wish you all kind of luck.
    P.S.: I´m sorry for my English!!

  36. All the best wishes for the future!
    Ultimate Spinach is a promising start – a good choice! In fact one of my all time favourites.

  37. Nice work you’re doing over here. This is the first time I’ve visited, but I’ll be back.

  38. MANY thanks in advance for when you
    put up the second and/or third ILLUSION album, Aka! You da man!
    Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

  39. Hey, many thanks for the “David Gates debut” link @groovyfab.com !
    (…I didn’t notice it untill today)

    Yes, the stylus is probably Audio Technica…(even the cheapest ones) used to be of high quality in the old days.


  40. Hello,

    i’m in search of some albums:
    Mason Williams Ear Show
    Michael Perlitch Keyboard Tales
    Terry Jacks Seasons In The Sun
    Sopwith Camel – The Miraculous Hump Returns

    Could you post these albums?

    Thanks in advance


  41. Thanks for the re-up of ‘School of fish’ but…there seems to be a prob with the download. Any ideas…?

  42. Hi! Looking through your amazing
    record collection, it looks as if you might have the second album by the group THE ILLUSION. Is this the same group that did, “Did You See Her Eyes”? If so, man, I would really appreciate if you could post it sometime. I *love* that first LP of theirs and have never been able to find their second. Also, have you ever run across a rip of MASTERS OF THE AIRWAVES “st”? Been looking for that one forever, too.

  43. Just descovered your site,what a flab blog,keep up the good work

  44. Hi Akashaman, I’ve grabbed some really good tunes here in the last week or so and just wanted to say thank you!

  45. Hi, I know it’s a long shot, but I’ve been looking for some Face Dancer. You wouldn’t happen to have any would you? Thanks either way. Love your blog. From sunshine pop to oddities from the days of AOR. You have very interesting taste in music.

  46. Hola:
    Good wishes for this new year, thanks for the music.

  47. Hi, great blog. Thanks especially for the Tommy James solo stuff, which I agree is very underrated and underappreciated.

  48. Hi Shaman.Great blog.I just found these mp3 blogs.. i’m stunned.

  49. Hi from Cy
    I keep looking in but you must be busy doing other things. Hope all is well with you?
    I’ve been able to get many things from my ‘book marked’ blogs, some of which appear to be going down the private road.
    Still no luck in tracing:

    Bruce McKay – Midnight Minstrel
    Jim McCarthy – Alien
    The Seventh Sons – 4.00 a.m.@ Franks
    Barry Goldberg – Street Man
    Charlie Brown – Teton Tea Party

    Do you have any of these?
    Hope to see you posting soon,
    Regards Cy from Portknockie.

  50. Hi there from New Jersey. Great blog, glad I stumbled across it! Thanks for the Jigsaw album upload. I actually have this LP but lack the turntable to enjoy it anymore. Thanks again!!!


  51. Great new blog!
    I’ll back regularly to see what kinda gems you’ll be digging out next!
    Thanks so much for your time and effort!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ll let you know what I think of the stuff I DL!!!


  52. hi nice blog ,great music any chance of posting the becon st union lp please ,keep it up..many thanks

  53. Aloha!

    Quite an assortment you have hear…

    I’m a little more garage than psych myself, with a cheesy pop streak throwm in.

    would love to hear
    Brewer & Shipley – Tarkio
    Neil Diamond – Double Gold, which was lost the first time that my records got stolen, and which is my favourite of the early period comps.


  54. Would still love to see last Bread lp “Lost Without Your Love” if possible. I know you are busy and I will be patient. Thanks for all your efforts and the wonderful shares.wkc

  55. You have a great site here Akashaman.
    I enjoy your vinyl here, there, and everywhere.

  56. Great set of LP’s. Any chance of re-posting old entries, i.e. The Stories?

  57. still hoping for your return someday… you always had some of the best stuff on here.

  58. Hello,
    I’m surprised by the quality of your work. Can I send you some requests ? They are : The Good Rats, same, 1968 ; Fusion, Border Town, 1969 ; Music Asylum, Commit Thyself, 1970 ; Touchstone, Tarot, 1972 ; Wild Butter, same, 1970.
    I thank you and hope a long life to you & your blog.

  59. hello ASH! I love your taste and thank you for the music!

  60. This is a great site! Thanks for all you’re doing – it’s appreciated – and I’ll reciprocate as soon as I’ve learnt how. And now the request… Any chance of a re-up of School of Fish debut? Thanks if you can – and thanks anyway.

  61. Just wanted to thank you for putting me onto New England. Don’t know how I missed them. Thanks again.

  62. Great! Thanks!

  63. Come on back, we miss ya!!

  64. Hi Akashaman! Welcome back. I used to visit your site regularly, but took you from my faves when there was no action, but it’s good to have you back in the faves! Any guy who posts TWO City Boy albums is a friend of mine!! Thanks for returning and keep on rockin’ in the free world!

  65. SilverainTR is back on blogger!
    May you add the link ?
    >> silveraintr.blogspot.com
    Just add it, no edit 🙂

  66. hello..thanks for posting the Paupers Lp Ellis island. I have Magic People. on wax..now i have to find Ellis Island..even hard to find up here in ontario canada. The drummer went on to play with Lighthouse and now runs a dynasty of radio stations here in London Ontario. (skip prokopp) I have a similar themed blog where I offer up rarities ripped mostly from original Vinyl LP’s. Great job..keep it up. Peace for 2008

  67. “i just dont wanna waste time with something that is already avaliable “

    (please, no Metal tho’!)

  68. ok , so its LOBO & some more bread :
    they say man dos not live by bread alone , it must be true : there has to be some lobo ; look for them both soon kids.
    prob do the “best of lobo” [jap press] 1st then start back w/ the debut.



  69. Hi aka,Many thanks for offering the two Beatlefest tracks to For The Love Of Harry. We really appreciate when fans get involved.As it happens, we’ve got the two that you mentioned, however. They’re in our “Odds & Sods” post. If you’re sitting on any other rarities, though, please let us know. We have a wants list on the blog (but, it’s very short at this time).We should exchange links though. Always good to promote each other and you’ve got a REALLY cool blog. I’ll go ahead and add you to our Friends of Harry list. Let me know if there is any problem with that.Many thanks againCheersWillard

  70. there is no time wasted here my friend.
    — i`ll give you some metal if i want & you`ll like it , punk !



  71. PS – here is david gates debut solo LP:
    david gates debut
    pass = groovyfab.com

    thanks Jiltz @ groovyfab !


  72. grab some bread – retro / 2cd @ my boys blog :


  73. I recently discover this great blog…a great material…congratulation…I have a blog….entreamimente.blogspot.com…tell me if you like it or notCheers

  74. HiFirst of all tanx for your great blog and for some good music you shared with us.We like to notice you the birth of a new blog, or better of two siamese-twin blogs, called CATASTO ELETTRICO (http://catastoelettrico.blogspot.com) and CATASTO’S FRIENDLY FIRE (http://catastosfriendlyfire.blogspot.com). It may be of some interest for you, so we’d greatly appreciate if you will give them a look and we would like to put your link on our pages. Please visit and leave authorization to put it! If you’d like to put our link on your blog in case you like our pages, we greatly appreciate this too.Tanx again and WORK ON!!!Catasto Elettrico

  75. Hi, great stuff. Looking through your album collection I noticed you have Gypsy, In the Garden. It would be great if you could post that soon. Also, have you ever heard of a group called Zazu?

  76. You have posted some wonderful old music here. Do you by any chance have either of Wally’s LPs? I had to get rid of some of my vinyl 15 years ago and I’m now regreting some of the choices I made.

  77. nice comment Shaman..did add the nick Shaman on slsk to userslist, if your the same you can see all my files..read also the commet of the post before the post of Zager & Evans on Lost-In-Tyme..Frisian

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  79. Novac’s “Fifth Word” would be a great upload. Btw, nice work with your burns.

  80. hey all :

    dont have any lighthouse sorry & prob wont get to that jefferson airplane anytime soon , as its a double LP & i am not goin there yet !
    hard enuff doin the single lp`s :
    so sorry


  81. thanks for the kudos all !
    i try & keep the transfers very clean. i have only been collecting lp`s for about 3-4 yrs now only buy them if they are in really nice shape.
    if an lp is under par , it just wont get transferred.
    i will try & get those paupers up for ya , great stuff for sure !


  82. hey , ya that randy vanwarmer stuff IS amazing huh ? love the terraform track , wow.
    i have over 1,000 LP`s still yet to catalogue , i need to get those added soon.
    i am not really open to alot of requests , but try & to some.
    if i spent all my time gettin request done , i wouldnt have any time to transfer what i really want to share.
    BUT , i will do some here & there.
    the happenings , tommy roe & tommy james SOLO & the shondells stuff will be added very soon !
    good calls !

    thanks again all.


  83. hey niles :thanks for all the great feedback ~man , i never even heard of “face dancer” , so sorry. i`ll keep my eyes peeled tho.if there is anything else you find on my list that you would love to hear , just let me know ! thanks man tom

  84. man cannot live on bread alone !
    ha , yes i will get more bread up : their next best lp , imo is thier debut : thats what i will throw up next for you hungry kidz.
    i just finished the illusion debut & will get up tonight !
    thanks alot for the feedback all , that`s what keeps this machine running smooth !



  85. This is an outstanding collection of music. Thank you so much for sharing this with my obsession for all music that is good. If you get a chance I would appreciate it if you could check out my blog. I have music from all genres, but I think you have the kind of taste I do. Take care


  86. Hi there,I came across your blog while searching for some pre-1997 demo tracks by Deadsy. I noticed you mentioned you had some, and I was wondering if there was any chance you’d be willing to upload them for me somewhere. I’d be willing to return the favor in some way, if you like, but I’ve no idea what you’d want in return. My e-mail address is snarerushjunkieATgmailDOTcom if you do get them up.Also, this blog looks pretty solid. Whenever I get around to re-vamping my own music blog, I’ll definitely link to it.

  87. done !thanks for the add mon :aka`

  88. Hey, it’s a shame your links are being deleted. 😦

    You may want to try MediaFire, that’s what I’ve been using and it seems to work great. 🙂

    Thanks for all the awesome music!

  89. hey guys , thanks so much for the kudos !
    means alot , i will put up the witchita fall & the cashman , pistilli & west Lp`s up next for you guys!
    i just finshed the ultimate spinach debut , going up today!

    thanks again


  90. Hey aka,Many thanks for the linkage. Very appreciated. Though we haven’t posted them yet, we’re sitting on the first two LPs. Pretty much what we’re after these days is the real oddball stuff and the occasional vinyl that slipped through the cracks of making it to CD. Many thanks again.Cheers

  91. Hi!It will be nice to see you here :< HREF="http://silveraintr.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">SilveRaiN<>

  92. your welcome man : will get to some LOBO very soon my man !


  93. Aka:Thanks so much for a great blog. I didn’t think there were too many of us left loving this stuff!More Lovin’ Spoonful if you have it, please!I’m also looking for the Association’s Waterbeds in Trinidad.Thanks again!

  94. hola amigos , por razones ajenas el camaleon cambia la url.anotar la nueva url por favor .http://elcamaleongallego.blogspot.comun abrazo a todoshello friends, for reasons beyond the chameleon change the url. note the new url please. http://elcamaleongallego.blogspot.com a hug to all

  95. Hey, thanks for linking me, I have done the same.

    I have a growing digital collection but only a meager collection of actual CDs and LPs (none of it rare) but I figured I might as well post some of it for anyone who wants it. Thanks again!


  96. hello Shamanthanks for the second album of Zager & Evans, very good vinyl rip.I didn’t get it from this blog but from soulseek :-), included text file mentiond this blog, witch you wrote i guess…i did post on Lost-In-Tyme a cd of them with both their albums and some bonus tracks a few days ago but must say that i prefer the vinyl rips.in the comments of that post i added the url of this blog and mentiond that you have a post with that vinyl ripFrisian [same nick on slsk]

  97. hi akashaman, I have add you on my Blog, could you be so kindly and my blog to your one ???thanxlinkthebutler

  98. hi there 🙂
    its me keefhartley from its psych forum 🙂

    i wanted you to ask if you could post
    Jefferson Airplane – 2400 Fulton Street (1985 Rhino)
    i saw it in your lp collection 🙂



  99. i`ll try & get those request up soon enuff;
    for now i found the sopwith camel LP: sopwith camel


  100. frisian !thanks for the comments !i am glad you are enjoying the lp , its is certainly great ~i left a post at your blog.ya , i am tryin to maintain the natuaral warmth inherent on lp`s..glad ya noticed : keep in touchaka`

  101. It’ll be good to see you back in action!

  102. hey !thanks for the kudos , i am glad it is being enjoyed !i am re uploading the ars nova lp for you now. other site is just down right now ; i`ll post new link soon !aka`

  103. hey , i have no love generation , but i saw one here :
    hurry now …:)



  104. Olá,
    Thanks for restored links about Tin Tin and Marmalade.Great albluns.
    And congratulations for you LP collection – Fantastic!
    And, when it’s possible, don’t forget to post lp’s from Lobo.
    thanks again

  105. super kewl , thanks so much : i`ll do that debut stories LP today then ~!incidently ian lloyd is super kewl , he threw me a comment on myspace page , chek it out @ myspace/akashamanrok onaka`

  106. hey tucker :

    ya , have all three of those illusion lp`s , & will get that one ripped for ya very soon , ok ?


    kewl , thanks for the feedback my man & glad you guys are really jammin` on the tunage >.:)

    happy holy daze :


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  108. You have a great music blog here! I’ve added you to my mp3blog list and custom search, check it out.I’ve collected over 5,000 mp3blog links, accessible from the alpha menu at page top. You can open frames on these blogs to view them directly on my site, and you can also view the feeds in a frame.You can search your blog and all the others in my custom google search: < HREF="http://chewbone.blogspot.com/2008/03/mp3-blog-search-results.html" REL="nofollow">Rickdog’s MP3blog search<>http://chewbone.blogspot.com/2008/03/mp3-blog-search-results.html

  109. Hey Akashaman! I also run a vinyl transfer blog but a different genre than yours. I share your desire to maintain the warm sound of vinyl and patience in declicking. I also include artwork scans, which so many people don’t.Like you, I don’t respond well to requests … just ignore them. If you try to fill requests then doing this will just become an unpaid job that you’ll end up resenting.You’re doing a really great job here. I’m listening to your transfer of the Spanky & Our Gang LPs and they sure do sound sweet! The sound is completely natural.I really appreciate the way you listed the equipment you use, I do the same thing. Complete respect to you!And thanks for your work.

  110. who`s wally >?lolaka`

  111. hey ; cool requests , i`ll get to them soon , i`ll do the kerry livgren one 1st for ya !
    np :
    i am using a new stylus on my turntable , i believe its an audio technica ! [ yellow one w/ triangle on it ]
    thanks for feedback :


  112. Very alive and well, thank you. And love the blog, will definately be checking back often. Thank you for all of your time and hard work.

  113. i am gonna pull out the illusion lp`s today & make sure they sound good enuff to transfer !
    maybe i can get one done today !?
    i`ll do the best two , as i recall they were not “that” great ?
    hmm , i`ll have to re visit >


  114. Hi Shaman,Thx for the great and shamefully almost forgotten music you serve up here. But what happened to your .com site? As a happy owner of Ars Nova’s first album I was glad to see Sunshine & Shadows over here, but the download link isn’t working anymore. Any chance you upload the files to some other place? It would be great.Thx anyway for your good work.

  115. Hi there, I just found this site while having a look for Astral Taxi. It looks like I have unwittingly stumbled into a veritable cornucopia of wonderful music.
    If you or any of your readers could point me in the direction of music on this blog in the same vein as Tin Tin’s Astral Taxi I would very much appreciate it.

  116. thanks stitch :
    killer mixes !
    sorry , dont have that octopus LP …:(


  117. ps – i wanted to get to the debut bread 1st , but it`ll have to wait :
    “lost without your love” it is. wait , isnt that an air supply song ? oh , thats “lost in love” – i have that as well & i happen to love air supply & dont care what ne-one says : ha



  118. hey :ya , server is down right now , sorry. i dont have the montage LP , but have it in 320 mp3.i`ll see about getting it up for ya ~aka`

  119. Tanks a lot AKA for link my blog in your page.

  120. Hi AKA,

    Nice blog so far.
    I ques we are going to see or hear much about the collection you have.
    I see that you use no Rapishare for sharing (thats a great plus)

    I shall also put a link in my Blog so they can find you here.

    Greetings 7-Floor

  121. Ello! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I’m feelin the Fringe Benefit super hard..and pretty much this entire blog. Keep on ruling it!
    I was wondering if youre into or, have any 13th Floor Elavators?

  122. ya , thats fringe is the best man ! u should hear johns new solo cd ! [ the singer ] — glad your diggin on that , one of my all time faves !
    of course i have the elevators , u want the debut or the second easter lp ?
    have em both ! — tho , they are not too hard to find eh ?
    i try & do more obscure stuff , but if u needy : i gotti !



  123. Your blog rox!!! I’m doing shrooms tonight, and your blog is like a big box of candy for my head. Thanks!

  124. haha , thanks man ! well , if your doin` shrooms , u need to listen to : um ; er —- hell , any of them will do ! lol
    hope u had a nice trip ; see u next fall !


  125. You won’t be wasting your time offering something already somewhere else if your offering is superior quality. Serious music snobs don’t want that 160kps stuff already infesting the planet. This stuff is junk. If mp3, always Lame (recommended version Lame 397), Variable Bit Rate (CBR leaves artifacts), Joint Stereo, Quality Setting of 0 and you have CD quality offerings. You could garner a good reputation and I for one would always look here first before searching elsewhere. For real serious snobs who consider mp3 crap (their hearing needs fixin) there is always lossless. The combination of these two will make this site a winner and the word will spread.

  126. every post on this site is @ 320 kbps. are you saying this isnt a high enuff standard to set ?
    in all honesty ; i just don`t have the space or time for anything higher.
    the higher bits starts increasing exponentially – i hear what your saying tho – & @ 320 i think everything sounds pretty decent & i AM a music snob : !

    thanks for feedback


  127. Hi.

    Great collection posted so far.

    Do you happen to have any of the following:

    “Sinister Morning”/Denny Gerrard – 1970
    “Daughters of Albion”/Daughters of Albion – 1968

    I’ve found them both elsewhere, but the quality of the LP’s transfered wasn’t the best

  128. hello guy. how do you record yours LPs to mp3?? what software and aparelhage do you use?


  129. i had listen your randy’s collection. it is ok!!

  130. Great Blog. I have a music blog too at http://www.ya-music.blogspot.com , breaking music news, videos, reviews and more every day. Thanks.

  131. Thank you very much for all your efforts. Simply amazing collection! I hope you find the time to add more to your blog because people really do appreciate what you are doing.

    THANKS again

  132. Hello and thank You for all the wonderful music!

    Around 1971-72 I heard a group called Wichita falls or Witchita falls or something like that, or maybe that was the album title. As I remember it there was a song with the same name that i liked very much.
    It would be really cool if You could find that and post it here


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  134. Hey aka,

    Do you have anything by a band called Mandrake Memorial? They were a psychedelic band that played in the Philadelphia area back in the 1960’s. They put out a few good albums and then vanished without a trace. Their recordings are scarce as hen’s teeth- I’ve been hunting them for years, and so far I’ve only got a vinyl copy of their first album. It’s great stuff, complete with harpsichords and sitars. I’d love to get the other albums. If you’ve got them, please post them. I’d be ever so grateful.

  135. Lol
    Sorry about my prior message, i just realize the whole part is already at 320KBPS

  136. Hi Akashaman

    I just discovered your blog a few days ago …
    It’s very nice to find things that don’t exist elsewhere …
    Your records sound great, specially the vinyl transfers ones !!!
    You really have a first quality stuff … it’s such a pleasure to find the vinyl warmth in those MP3
    Would you use 320 K bitrate and you’ll beat every other sites.
    By the Way, have you Ram Jam Holder, specially “Black London Blues” and “Bootleg Blues” … for the first one, copies you can find are real poor sound, the second seems to be out of reach … Both are great albums …

  137. Your blog rocks harder than Krakatoa! I have been here many times. Sometimes I download, somtimes I just read and look at the pix. Luv it.

    I am 56 years old, and I remember many of these albums. Through your blog, I have been able to get back some of the pieces of my past, things that I listened to when I was 16 or 17, and thought I’d never see again. You’ve given me back my roots, and I truly appreciate it. You are doing a great service by keeping this old music alive and making it available to people like me.

    I also think your name if frosty cool. Akasha is a Tibetan word referring to the spirit world, so you are the akasha man. But there’s more going on here: the letters “aka” are sometimes used to stand for “also known as,” and when you read it that way, your name becomes “also known as shaman.” The fact that your name is a double entendre, and that both of the possible readings is a reference to the spirit world, is amazing and very cool.

    Did you plan it that way, or is it a coincidence?

    We will meet again—–

  138. Hey!! Cool Enuff Znuff pics! Are you a big fan as well? I love that band… Do you have any EZN live recordings? Hard to find any
    pre ’92….

  139. At this time i am listening your randy’s collection. Its really very interesting. I have saved it in my online bookmarks. Thanks for sharing such a nice collection.

  140. wow , ya that randy vanwarmer stuff is greatness ! u know we lost him recently don`t ya ?
    i should do a part II of his best , cause he sure has a lot more great tunes ! [ or i`ll just start ripping the whole LP`s , ha ] – got em all ~


  141. Hi,

    Please update new address for PHROCK Blog in your bloglist:


    Thanks a lot!


  142. I read somewhere that you have some Orpheus. Could you please post it? Jim

  143. hi :
    i have three , which one u want ?
    i assume the debut ?

  144. hey : i am not gonna post stuff that`s readily available , unless i am just unaware ; ha
    a quick google & u can find some orpheus !

  145. Hi, Could you please put on some Orpheus?

  146. DONE !~

  147. hi Aka,

    I’ just discovered your blog. Really amazing. Thanks for your hard work.

    Bertie from Paris

  148. hey there, love yr blog, lotsa interesting stuff!!! keep up the good work general electric xxx

  149. Hey Aka
    Got your email the other day. I have a couple (or three… maybe four…) obscure 70s requests for you. I’m trying to find “The Piece Of Paper” by Spreadeagle (Charisma), “Clive Sarstedt” and “Freeway Getaway” by (well, who else?) Clive Sarstedt (RCA Victor) and “Worlds Apart Together” by The Sarstedt Brothers (Peter, Clive and Richard) (Regal Zonophone). Also, I’ve been going nuts trying to find a Cochise B-side, “Words Of A Dying Man” (the flip of “Love’s Made A Fool Of You”; Liberty/UA). Thanks if you got ’em. PS: Love that Brian Hyland album!

    • Hey Aka (again)
      Found the Spreadeagle and “Clive Sarstedt” albums, so cancel those two.
      Still looking for the rest.

  150. hi from Canada,

    i’m searching for this LP or CD pf LEIGH ASHFORD (kinfolk) 1971 , is somebody have this one ?


  151. Great site 🙂 I am definitely looking forward to seeing more posts 🙂

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