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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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Jerusalem - Jerusalem CD. The first official reissue of this infamous metallic heavy rock album from 1972 produced by Deep Purple's legendary frontman,...
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BACK IN STOCK!! Official release of early 70s Scottish underground  heavy rock recordings from this group who were stomping around the UK with the likes of Black Sabbath, Hackensack, Pink Fairies, Juicy Lucy and others from the time, but never released a proper album.

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Truth And Janey - Erupts! CD . Truth and Janey erupt with absolutely crushing live recordings from 1976 by one of the midwest's heaviest power trio of all...
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Label: LP, Label: Rockadrome

TRANSLUCENT PURPLE VINYL EDITION!!  Gate-fold cover vinyl reissue of stunning 1972 UK heavy rock monster produced by Ian Gillan, originally released on the Deram/Decca label.

 

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ULTRA - Ultra CD. Classic Texas-style, foot stomping, bad-ass hard rock and roll from one of the founders of the legendary Texas psych/rock group, HOMER....
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NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN! Brand new reissue of this Minnesota band's classic 1975 hard rock debut album featuring an expanded 12-page booklet containing liner notes, lyrics and photos! Includes 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks from 1978 recordings that were to be a part of their never realized third album!

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NOW BACK IN STOCK!!! Standard black vinyl edition of official gatefold cover double album release of early 70s Scottish underground  heavy rock recordings from this group who were stomping around the UK with the likes of Black Sabbath, Hackensack, Pink Fairies, Juicy Lucy and others from the time, but never released a proper album.

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Hooker - Rock and Roll CD . Compilation of recently unearthed recordings from this killer Houston, Texas area 70s hard rock band including tracks from...
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BACK IN STOCK!! Great American underground hard rock album out of Iowa circa 1976. A real heavy rock classic filled with inventive songwriting, intelligent lyrics and above all, top-notch guitar playing from BillyLee Janey!! Bonus tracks!

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Raw crushing live recordings from 1976 by one of the Midwest's heaviest power trios of all time!!! The live recordings featured on “Erupts!” were originally released posthumously in the early 90s. Now it's back, re-mastered for vinyl by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Saint Vitus, Stoneaxe) and in it's entirety. 

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40th anniversary of 1973 Icelandic hard rock underground monster that's been the target of collectors for at least two decades! Carefully remastered for pristine sound that lays waste to all the bootlegs that have come before.

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Winterhawk - There and Back Again CD. Before they regrouped to record their timeless classic "Revival" album in 1982 they were stunning...
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Truth And Janey - Topeka Jam 2-LP. Excavated from the archives of a long-time roadie and brought back from the brink of disintegration comes this...

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Label: CD, Label: Black Rose
Blues Creation - Demon and Eleven Children CD . Reissue of what is often considered one of the heaviest hard rock albums from early 70s Japan. Recommended...
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Jerusalem - Kamakazi Moth / Frustration 7-Inch (single). Vinyl reissue of the only non-LP release from this legendary UK hard rock band hand-picked and...
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Now back in stock!! 40th anniversary first official reissue of 1973 Icelandic hard rock underground monster that's been the target of collectors for at least two decades! Carefully remastered for pristine sound that lays waste to all the bootlegs that have come before. 12-page booklet with liner notes, clippings and photographs

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NOW AVAILABLE!! Highly anticipated reissue of rare Texas hard rock private press record originally released in 1979. Loud, ferocious, untamed guitar work, courtesy of Darren Welch, dominates this Lubbock, Texas band's hard to find debut album. Impeccable deliver a massive dose of raw in-your-face rock and roll energy here, captured live in 1979 at a popular night club in Lubbock called The Rox.

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Label: CD, Label: Gearfab
Short Cross - Arising CD. Reissue of wonderful early 70s hard rock bluesy private press record with lengthy jamming guitars and great vibe. Features 5...
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Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Wicked Lady - The Axeman Cometh 2-LP . Double album vinyl collection of legendary late 60s / early 70s recordings from UK underground power trio led by...
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$44.95
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Fraction - Moon Blood LP. Exact vinyl reissue of classic 70s hard rock psych beast with Morrison-like over the top vocals hailed as a holy grail among...
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Label: LP, Label: Akarma
Buffalo - Volcanic Rock LP. Deluxe gatefold cover vinyl reissue of total classic top shelf 1973 Australian heavy rock album. Essential album in any 70s...
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Label: LP, Label: Shroom Angel

Gatefold cover colored vinyl limited edition double album filled with incredible late 70s progressive hard rock from this unheralded Texas group. Mention the name Heyoka to any self respecting rock music aficionado in the state of Texas and chances are they remember this legendary 70s hard rock band. Without a doubt this band was one of the greatest unsigned bands ever to originate from Texas.

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Hooker - Rock & Roll LP. Limited vinyl record pressing of previously unreleased Houston hard rock band from the late 70’s with that ripping...
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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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