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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.

$19.95 $17.95
Label: CD, Label: Red Fox
Charlies - Buttocks CD . Reissue of rare 1971 hard psych prog rock from Finland. Originally released on the Love label and impossible to find these days....
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$46.95
Label: LP, Label: Shadoks Music
Charlies - Buttocks LP . Edition of 500 numbered copies on 180-gram vinyl, presented in heavy sleeve, including a 4-page insert and printed inner sleeve....
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Label: CD, Label: Phoenix
Shinki Chen - Shinki Chen and His Friends CD reissue of ultra-rare 1971 heavy psychedelic hard rock guitar feast solo album by the man from the...
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Label: LP, Label: Absinthe
Shinki Chen - Shinki Chen and Friends LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of ultra rare 1971 Japanese stoned to the max heavy blues psych. (sealed)
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Label: LP, Label: Long Hair
Chicken Bones - Hardrock In Concert LP. Vinyl reissue of rare as hell German hard rock record from 1976 in the vein of Wishbone Ash, May Blitz or early...
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$14.98 $11.85
Label: CD, Label: Gearfab
Christopher - Christopher CD . The 1969 Self-Titled LP (Metromedia label) from the Houston, Texas band which featured Richard Avitts on Guitar and Doug...
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Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
De De Lind - Io Non So Da Dove Vengo LP. A band that surely deserved more success at the time - their LP was released in 1973 - but that was largely...
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Label: LP, Label: Klimt
Demian - Demian LP. Vinyl reissue of brilliant 1970 Texas hard rock classic with killer dueling guitars from ex-Bubble Puppy members.(sealed)
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Label: CD, Label: Buy or Die
Demian / Bubble Puppy - Demian / A Gathering of Promises CD . Reissue of post-Bubble Puppy early 70s Texas hard rock classic originally released on the...
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$28.95
Label: LP, Label: Akarma
Dust - Dust LP . Vinyl reissue of Dust's self titled debut album from 1971, when the trio line up was considered super hip in the hard rock arena. In the...
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Label: LP, Label: Kama Sutra
Dust - Hard Attack LP . Single cover vinyl reissue of 1972 classic hard rock record, originally released on the Kama Sutra label. (sealed)
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Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
E.A. Poe - Generazioni (Storia di Sempre) LP. Originally released in 1974 and one of the major Italian rarities, this album is a real killer. It has all...
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Earthen Vessel - Hard Rock Everlasting Life CD The ultra-rare 1970 LP Heavy Rock: Everlasting Life. Off the master tapes, this Jefferson Airplane/Cream...
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Label: CD, Label: Shadoks Music
Elonkorjuu - Harvest Time CD . Reissue of rare killer 1970 hard rock monster from Finland, originally released on the EMI/Parlophone label. Great...
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Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Flea - Topi O Uomini LP. Vinyl reissue of killer 1972 Italian hard rock with progressive tendencies, roaring hammond, demonic fuzz, flute, weird...
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Label: LP, Label: MFSE
Flower Travellin Band - Anywhere LP . Vinyl reissue of their classic 1970 debut album of wild Japanese hard rock featuring mainly of cover versions,...
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$25.99 $25.95
Label: LP, Label: Phoenix
Flower Travellin Band - Satori LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of top shelf eastern flavored Japanese heavy rock mindfucker from 1972! What a...
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$24.95
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Flower Travellin' Band - Anywhere LP (+CD) . Vinyl reissue of the first album from the legendary Japanese rockers Flower Travellin' Band, originally...
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Label: LP, Label: Absinthe
Flower Travellin' Band - Made in Japan LP . Vinyl reissue of classic 1972 Japanese hard rock record. A must-have brilliant album! Housed in...
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$249.95
Label: LP, Label: Atlantic
Flower Travelling Band - Made In Japan LP. Original pressing of classic 1972 Japanese heavy prog rock on the Atlantic label. Housed in original cardboard...
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$34.95
Label: LP, Label: Private
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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$14.95
Label: CD, Label: Fresh Music
Freedom's Children - Astra CD . Official reissue of awesome South African heavy psychedelic rock from 1970. One of the top records in the genre....
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$14.95
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Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes CD The most influential South African rock band of the psychedelic era and perhaps of all time - renowned for...
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$34.95
Label: LP, Label: Long Hair
Gift - Blue Apple LP. This is the first official vinyl reissue of Gift's second LP, originally from 1974. For these sessions Gift added a keyboard player...
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