Warning Cookies are used on this site to provide the best user experience. If you continue, we assume that you agree to receive cookies from this site. OK
Format
Price
$  –  $
  • $9
  • $650
Country of Origin
Original Year
Record Labels

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.

$25.95
Label: LP, Label: Ohrwaschl
McChurch Soundroom - Delusion LP. Limited edition gatefold cover vinyl reissue of early 70s German progressive rock album. Some good organ action, some...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$649.95
Label: LP, Label: Pilz
McChurch Soundroom - Delusion LP. Original 1971 Pilz label pressing of classic hard progressive rock, housed in gatefold cover...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$17.95
Label: CD, Label: Bellaphon
Message - From Books and Dreams CD. Reissue of excellent 1973 progressive German hard rock with a psychedelic slant. Classic krautrock! (sealed)...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$18.95
Label: CD, Label: Garden of Delights
Mirkwood - Mirkwood CD. Reissue of rare UK progressive rock album recorded in 1973. The original vinyl was pressed in an edition of only 99...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$33.95
Label: LP, Label: Sundazed
Morly Grey - The Only Truth 2-LP. Deluxe from the master tapes gatefold cover reissue of killer 1971 Ohio hard rock private press, includes bonus...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$17.99 $17.95
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...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$26.95
Label: LP, Label: Missing Vinyl
Murphy Blend - First Loss LP. Reissue of rare 1970 German progressive hard rock record originally released on the Kuckuck label. Pre-Blackwater Park....
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$17.99 $17.95
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. One...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$26.95
Label: LP
Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra LP. Originally released in April 1973, the sole album of this Italian band is definitevely a cornerstone of the Italian...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$21.99 $20.95
Label: CD, Label: Garden of Delights
Necronomicon - Tips Zum Selbstmord CD. Official reissue of ultra rare 1972 German heavy rock psych private press. Long jams with spine tingling screaming...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$32.95 $28.95
Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
New Trolls - UT LP. Exact gatefold cover vinyl reissue of classic early 70s Italian heavy progressive rock album. (m-/m-)
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$119.95
Label: LP
New Trolls - UT LP. Original 1972 first pressing of classic Italian heavy prog rocker. Nice heavy laminated gatefold cover. This is my favorite from them...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$99.95
Label: LP
New Trolls - UT LP. Original second pressing from 1974 of classic 1972 Italian heavy prog rocker. Non-laminated gatefold cover. This is my favorite from...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$32.95 $28.95
Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Nico, Gianni, Frank & Maurizio - Canti D'Innocenza LP. Gatefold cover exact vinyl reissue of bleeding wild 1974 Italian hard progressive...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$14.99 $14.95
Label: CD, Label: Ohrwaschl
Nosferatu - Nosferatu CD . Reissue of ultra-rare 1970 Krautrock beast originally released on the Vogue label. Classic hard progressive rock with longish...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$31.95
Label: LP, Label: Long Hair
Nosferatu - Nosferatu LP.   Originally released in 1970 Nosferatu's sole album is a true highlight of the early Krautrock-era. The six musicians (a.o....
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$26.99 $26.95
Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Orang-Utan - Orang-Utan LP . Orang-Utan was a London based band that was actually named Hunter. The line-up featured vocalist Terry "Nobby" Clarke (of...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$399.95
Label: LP, Label: Bell
Orang-Utan - Orang-Utan LP. Original 1971 bluesy hard rock record on the Bell label which has been gaining lots of attention lately for its classic 70s...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$22.99 $19.95
Label: CD, Label: Long Hair
Orange Wedge - No One Left But Me CD. Official reissue of their 2nd album from 1974 featuring their homemade brand of east coast hard rock. Booklet has...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$22.99 $19.95
Label: CD, Label: Long Hair
Orange Wedge - Wedge CD. Official reissue of east coast hard rock private press record from 1972. Booklet has liners and photos. Original vinyl...
In stock
+
Add to wish list

$32.95 $28.95
Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Osage Tribe - Arrow Head LP. This very professional group formed in Italy in 1971 as a trio consisting of bass, guitar and drums. After releasing...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$32.95 $28.95
Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Osanna - Palepoli LP.  Third album, and often considered the best from Osanna, Palepoli, from 1973, originally released on the Fonit label,...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$32.95 $28.95
Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Panna Fredda - Uno LP.  This debut album was finally released in 1971 on the Vedette label, but unfortunately, the group had already ceased...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list

$31.99 $29.95
Label: LP, Label: Ripple Music
Poobah - Let Me In 2-LP . Vinyl re-issue of Poobah's classic 1972 private press proto-metal epic. Double album release includes 10 previously unreleased...
Out-of-stock Add to wish list