For the past two years, Co-Op 87 has been a well-met addition to the Greenpoint record store community, carrying one of the best and broadest selections of music — eclecticism ranging from space music, disco anthems, jazz to seminal hardcore.
We asked one of its three owners, Benjamin Steidel, to show off ten cool records that were hanging around the shop, and give us a breakdown of these titles in store.
Amon Duul II - Yeti (1970)
One of the best and most bizarre German psychedelic rock records ever made.
Moss Icon - Lyburnum Wits End Liberation Fly (1994)
Classic LP by Moss Icon, one of the great 90's hardcore bands.
A Tribe Called Quest - Beats Rhmyes & Life (1996)
We've been listening to a lot of hip-hop in the store lately, and you really can't go wrong with this one.
Memphis Slim - The Real Folk Blues (1990)
A seminal figure of 1950's piano blues, and one of of the more unsung artists on Chicago's Chess Records label.
Popol Vuh - Seligpreisung (1973)
A fine example of some of the best cosmic music of the 70s, and by one of the most influential bands from that era.
John Coltrane - Om (1965)
Late-period Coltrane, with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. Supposedly 'Trane was on acid during the recording. The chanting comes from "The Tibetan Book of the Dead".
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
A sublime LP and a massive touchstone for any other music to be labeled "ambient".
Circuit Rider - (1980)
Simply the greatest psychedelic biker freakout record ever. A staff favorite and a completely unique recording. One of the best!
Universal Love - Moon Ride / It's You Girl (1977)
Based out of Florida, T.K Records is credited for releasing this 1977 disco rarity. Smooth and funky.
Tito Puente & La Lupe - Tito Puente Swings - The Exciting Lupe Sings (1965)
We're HUGE latin music fans and you really can't go wrong with classic Tito Puente, here joined by the amazing La Lupe!