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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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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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Horse - Horse LP. Vinyl reissue of 1970 UK hard and heavy rock psych rarity, originally released on the RCA label. (m-/m-, new)
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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: LP, Label: Lucky Pigs
Master's Apprentices - A Toast of Panama Red LP . Vinyl reissue of fantastic Australian hard prog rock record originally released in 1972. Includes a bonus...
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Label: LP, Label: Acid Nightmare
Asia - Armed To The Teeth LP . Vinyl reissue of rare 1980 private press progressive hard rock record out of South Dakota. This was the group's second...
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Master's Apprentices - Choice Cuts LP. Vinyl reissue of excellent 1971 hard progressive rock record from this legendary Australian band. This and Toast to...
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Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra LP. Originally released in April 1973, the sole album of this Italian band is definitevely a cornerstone of the Italian...
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Label: LP, Label: Phoenix
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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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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Yesterday's Children - Yesterday's Children LP . This hard-rocking Connecticut quintet comprised vocalist Dennis Croce, his brother Richard on rhythm...
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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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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: Trading Places
Steel Mill - Green Eyed God LP.  Fabled British prog-rock band Steel Mill was formed in Wandsworth, a working-class district of south London, during...
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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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T2 - It'll All Work Out in Boomland LP . Vinyl reissue of classic 1970 UK progressive hard rock album, originally released on the Decca label. Long...
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Josefus - Dead Man LP . Vinyl reissue of one of the great lost albums of Southern hard rock, 'Dead Man' was the 1970 debut album of the Houston band,...
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Label: LP, Label: Brain
Scorpions - Lonesome Crow LP. Vinyl reissue of legendary 1972 debut album from Germany's Scorpions, featuring a young Michael Schenker on lead guitar, who...
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Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of heavy as hell 1970 U.S. hard heavy rock monster, originally released on the...
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Ursa Major - Ursa Major LP. Colored vinyl reissue of excellent 1972 hard rock record on the RCA label featuring Dick Wagner (Frost) on guitar. RCA put out...
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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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May Blitz - The 2nd of May LP . Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of the harder to find second album from 1971 by these British heavy prog rock icons. They...
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Hard Stuff - Bulletproof LP. 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: Hobbit
Night Sun - Mournin LP. Vinyl reissue of all-time classic German heavy rock monster from 1972. Originally released on the Zebra label. This one is...
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Totty - Totty LP. Vinyl reissue of excellent 1976 hard rock private press debut record from Oklahoma's Totty. Great songs and even greater guitar! In...
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