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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: 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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$31.95
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: CD, Label: Long Hair
Blackwater Park - Dirt Box CD. Reissue of 1971 heavy rock beast from Germany, but with an English singer! Contains the infamous track, "Rock Song", which...
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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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$24.95
Label: LP, Label: Acme
Bodkin - Three Days After Death LP . 180-gram vinyl reissue of legendary 1972 UK psych progressive private press holy grail for collectors. (m/m, sealed)
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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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Label: LP, Label: Noteworthy Prod
Budgie - Budgie LP. Vinyl reissue of all-time classic 1971 hard rock debut album from this UK trio. Originally released on the MCA label this reissue of...
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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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Label: LP, Label: Noteworthy Prod
Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of their fantastic third album from 1973 that features classic tracks like...
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Label: LP, Label: Akarma
Buffalo - Dead Forever LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of monster 1972 hard rock record from Australia, originally released on the Vertigo label. (m/m,...
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Label: LP, Label: Akarma
Buffalo - Only Want You For Your Body LP . Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of 1974 release from this powerhouse Australian hard rock group. With Dave Tice,...
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Label: CD, Label: Minority
Buffalo - Volcanic Rock / Only Want You For Your Body CD. Two classic 70s hard rock Australian records on one disc, Volcanic Rock from 1973 and Only Want...
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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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$16.95 $12.94
Label: CD, Label: Rockadrome

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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Label: LP, Label: Pseudonym
Cargo - Cargo LP . Deluxe double album vinyl reissue of fantastic twin guitar fueled Dutch hard rock from 1972. Released in anonymity to an unsuspecting...
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$149.95
Label: LP, Label: RCA
Charlee - Charlee LP . Original 1972 Canadian hard rock guitar killer with Walter Rossi wildly weilding his 6-string axe. On the RCA dynaflex label....
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Label: LP, Label: HiFly
Charlee - Charlee LP . Vinyl reissue of 1972 Canadian hard rock guitar killer with Walter Rossi wildly weilding his 6-string axe. Originally released...
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