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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.

$99.95
Label: LP, Label: Monster
JPT Scare Band - Acid Acetate Excursion LP. Hard to find first album of wild 70s acid psych heavy guitar basement jams! Sleeping Sickness and King Rat...
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Label: LP, Label: Ethelion
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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$27.95
Label: LP, Label: Music On Vinyl
Jody Grind - Far Canal LP. Classic early UK progressive rock LP from 1970 sees a welcome reissue on 180-gram vinyl. 'Far Canal' was Jody Grind's second...
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Label: Single, Label: Rockadrome
Jerusalem - Kamakazi Moth / Frustration 7-Inch (single). Vinyl reissue of the only non-LP release from this legendary UK hard rock band hand-picked and...
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$39.95
Label: LP, Label: Rockadrome

TRANSLUCENT PURPLE VINYL EDITION!!  Gate-fold cover vinyl reissue of stunning 1972 UK heavy rock monster produced by Ian Gillan, originally released on the Deram/Decca label.

 

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$16.95 $12.95
Label: CD, Label: Rockadrome
Jerusalem - Jerusalem CD. The first official reissue of this infamous metallic heavy rock album from 1972 produced by Deep Purple's legendary frontman,...
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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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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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$29.95 $25.95
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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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, 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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$26.99 $25.95
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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$21.95 $19.95
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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$28.95 $25.95
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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$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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$32.95 $28.95
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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$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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$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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$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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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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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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$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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$19.95
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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