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70s Hard Rock Heavies

Here is Rockadrome's ultimate list of killer 70s underground heavy gems in the hard rock, prog rock and heavy psych genres. No folky, spacey or dreamy stuff here, that will be another list, this one is for heavy riffage and in-your-face lead guitar action. You can't really go wrong here with any of these killers and you need them now in any format whether it be originals, vinyl reissues, or compact discs!

I will be trying to track down more and more to fill this out, my personal list for these picks has nearly 200 releases on it, many of which are hard to find expensive originals or out of print reissues, so it may take some time to get it up to 200 items but that's the goal.

For now I'm leaving off the obvious stuff like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Rush, Thin Lizzy, Budgie and other major label groups with a string of killer records.

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Label: LP, Label: AMS
Alphataurus - Alphataurus LP . Tri-fold cover vinyl reissue of rare monster 1973 hard driving Italian complex progressive rock record. Originally...
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Label: LP, Label: Acid Nightmare
Asia - Armed To The Teeth LP . Vinyl reissue of rare 1980 private press progressive hard rock record out of South Dakota. This was the group's second...
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Label: CD, Label: Minority
Asterix - Asterix CD. Reissue of this rare 1970 release from John Lawton and Co. that's pre-Lucifer's Friend. Track Listing: Everybody*...
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Label: LP, Label: Decca
Asterix - Asterix LP . 1970 German Decca label original pressing of hard prog rock with heavy 60s vibes and Lucifer's Friend connections. (ex+/ex+, cover...
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Label: LP, Label: Long Hair
Asterix - Asterix LP. Vinyl reissue of the one and only album by this pre-Lucifer's Friend outfit. Cool German psychedelic prog rock from 1971! These...
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Label: CD, Label: Progressive Line
Aunt Mary - Loaded CD . Reissue of Norwegian hard prog rock from 1972. Fantastic record, I think is my favorite from them. Includes 4 bonus tracks....
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Label: LP, Label: Absinthe
Aunt Mary - Loaded LP. Vinyl reissue of totally killer 1972 Norwegian hard prog rock originally released on the Phillips label. One of my all-time...
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Label: LP, Label: AMS
Biglietto Per L'Inferno - Biglietto Per L'Inferno LP . Biglietto Per L'Inferno (literally 'Ticket To Hell') was an Italian progressive rock band whose self...
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Label: LP, Label: Absinthe
Blues Creation - Demon and Eleven Children LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of fan favorite 1971 Japanese monster heavy rock record. Originals are...
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Label: LP, Label: Absinthe
Blues Creation - Live 1971 2-LP. Double album vinyl recorded in 1971 of killer Japanese heavy blues psych rock group. These guys tore it down and feature...
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Label: CD, Label: WPM
Blues Creation - Live! CD. Reissue of rare Japanese heavy blues acid psychedelic hard rock concert album from 1971! (sealed) Track Listing:...
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Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Bolder Damn - Mourning LP . Absolute monster when talking about US hard-rock private pressings. Hailing from Florida, Bolder Damn released this beast in...
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$29.95
Label: LP, Label: Hobbit
Budgie - BBC In Concert & More 1972 LP. Early live and studio tracks from legendary Welsh heavy rock trio featuring 4 tracks from BBC in concert Paris...
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$27.95
Label: LP, Label: Tapestry
Budgie - Budgie LP. Vinyl reissue of all-time classic 1971 hard rock debut album from this UK trio. Originally released on the MCA label. (m-/m-)...
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Label: LP, Label: Kotay
Budgie - In For The Kill! LP. Nice high quality heavy cover vinyl reissue of classic 1974 UK hard rock monster album featuring legendary cuts like Zoom...
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Label: LP, Label: Verne
Budgie - Live At A&M Studios 2-LP. Double album of live in the studio material from the legendary UK hard rock group Budgie. Features excellent...
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