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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.

$28.95 $24.95
Label: LP, Label: Ethelion
The Norman Haines Band - Den Of Iniquity LP . One of the most sought after releases of the progressive rock era, 'Den Of Inquity' was the only album...
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$28.95
Label: LP, Label: Magic Box
Hard Stuff - Bulletproof LP (+CD). UK hard rock led by underground guitar hero John Du Cann (formerly of Andromeda and Atomic Rooster) and also featuring...
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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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Label: CD, Label: Shroom Angel

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 the greatest unsigned band ever to originate from Texas. After many long years, this wonderful collection of killer progressive hard rock tracks from one of Texas' best has finally been realized! An absolute must-have release, highly recommended by Rockadrome!

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$26.95
Label: LP, Label: Alternative Fox
Highway - Highway LP  Vinyl reissue of ultra-rare 1975 private label 70s hard rock that is so rare it never really got a chance to gain a proper...
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$16.95
Label: LP
Highway Robbery - For Love or Money LP . Vinyl reissue of killer 1972 hard rock album originally released on the RCA label, but getting harder to turn up....
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Label: LP, Label: Shroom Angel
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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$16.95 $9.95
Label: CD, Label: Rockadrome
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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$28.95 $25.95
Label: LP, Label: Absinthe
Horse - Horse LP. Vinyl reissue of 1970 UK hard and heavy rock psych rarity, originally released on the RCA label. (m-/m--, new, very small corner ding)
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Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Ibis - Sun Supreme LP.  In the early '70s the members of the Iatlian prog group New Trolls fought a battle over the use of the band name. This...
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$12.95
Label: CD, Label: Rockadrome

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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$24.95
Label: LP, Label: Rockadrome

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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$9.95
Label: CD, Label: Lion Productions
Il Balletto Di Bronzo - Sirio 2222 CD . Raw-edged heavy rock, fronted by Lino Ajello's powerful electric guitars, channeling the dark, jagged energy of...
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Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Il Balletto Di Bronzo - YS LP. Nothing less than a unique masterpiece of the golden age of Italian progressive rock. Coming from the town of Naples,...
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$16.95 $11.95
Label: CD, Label: Rockadrome

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: LP, Label: HiFly
Incredible Hog - Volume 1 LP. Vinyl reissue of e xcellent 1973 UK bluesy hard rock record. This is orignal cover art used for the French pressing, which...
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Label: CD, Label: Thors Hammer
Irish Coffee - Irish Coffee CD. Official reissue of the 70s Belgian hard prog beast that everyone is after! Howling, growling vocals, tremendous ripping...
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Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Irish Coffee - Irish Coffee LP. First ever legit vinyl reissue of legendary hard rock album with some Deep Purple influence from Belgium circa...
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$29.95
Label: LP, Label: Rockadrome

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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Label: CD, Label: Rockadrome

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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Label: LP
Janus - Gravedigger LP. Vinyl reissue of classic 1972 UK hard progressive rock album with legendary skeleton cover. Contains the side-long title track....
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$17.99 $15.95
Label: CD, Label: Repertoire
Jericho - Jericho CD. Absolutely monsterous upper echelon 1972 heavy progressive rock killer. One of the best in the genre, without question. Great...
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$349.95
Label: LP, Label: A&M
Jericho - Jericho LP . 1972 original pressing of monster hard prog rock record on the A&M label. Before this they were known as Jericho Jones and also...
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$39.95
Label: LP, Label: Black Gold
Jericho - Jericho LP. Israel's rock stars number one, Jericho were previously known both as Churchill's and Jericho Jones, recording excellent albums...
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