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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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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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Label: CD, Label: Shadoks Music
Moses - Changes CD . Reissue of ultra-rare underground 1971 Danish hard rock with caveman attitude and some loud bursts of guitar. (sealed) Track...
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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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Label: CD, Label: Won Sin
May Blitz - May Blitz CD . Reissue of 1970 classic hard psych heavy blues rock originally released on the Vertigo label. (m-/m-)
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Message - From Books and Dreams CD. Reissue of excellent 1973 progressive German hard rock with a psychedelic slant. Classic krautrock! (sealed)...
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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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Orang-utan - Orang-utan CD. Digi-pack reissue of early 70s UK heavy acid rock with smoking twin lead guitar in the vein of Leaf Hound and the like....
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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: CD, Label: Universum
Stonehouse - Stonehouse Creek CD . Digi-pak reissue of excellent 1971 bluesy heavy rock album from the UK. Amazingly, I've never seen a vinyl reissue of...
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Label: CD, Label: Lion (de)
Ranmadou - 1971 Summer CD. Exceptional early 70s stoned heavy blues rock from Japan with rampaging monster guitar all over the place. No joke, this is the...
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Label: CD, Label: Flawed Gems
Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra CD. Reissue of magnificent 1973 Italian progressvie rock monster. Essential for all 70s rock collections in my opinion....
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Samuel Prody - Samuel Prody CD. Reissue of rare early 70s UK bluesy progressive hard rock originally released on the Global Records label. In the vein...
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Master's Apprentices - A Toast To Panama Red CD. Reissue of total classic 1971 Australian hard prog rock, originally released by EMI. Fantastic record!...
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Master's Apprentices - Choice Cuts CD. Compact disc reissue of classic Australian prog rock album from 1971. One of the best from downunda! With 5 bonus...
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Toad - Toad CD . Reissue of the debut album by Swiss heavy psychedelic rock band from the early '70s, featuring a furious Vic Vergeat. Originally...
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Toad - Tomorrow Blue CD Reissue of the 2nd album from 1972 by this Swiss heavy rock group, originally issued by the Hallelujah label. The rhythm section...
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Kin Ping Meh - Kin Ping Meh CD. Classic hard prog rock debut album from 1972 by this German group originally released on the Polydor label. Originals...
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Budgie - Live In Birmingham 1979 CD. Legendary UK hard rock trio recorded live at Bingley Hall, Birmingham, UK on December 15, 1979. Featuring Burke...
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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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Budgie - Live In St. Louis 1976 CD. Killer UK hard rock trio recorded live at the Rusty Springs, St. Louis on December 4th, 1976 via sounboard. Two bonus...
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Budgie - Live In Milwaukee 1978 CD. British hard rock legends concert recording from the Electric Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI on May 4th, 1978. 12 tracks...
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Label: CD, Label: Lumpy Gravy
Gift - Gift CD. Reissue of killer 1972 German hard rock brain blaster of a debut album, featuring strong guitar work, wild riffing and excellent...
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Label: CD, Label: Green Tree
Toad - Open Fire CD. Concert recording Live in Basel 1972 from this monster heavy rock power trio with savage guitars from Vic Vergeat. (sealed)...
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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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