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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.

$16.95
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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: Pilz
McChurch Soundroom - Delusion LP. Original 1971 Pilz label pressing of classic hard progressive rock, housed in gatefold cover...
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$19.95 $17.95
Label: CD, Label: Flawed Gems
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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$32.95
Label: LP, Label: Akarma
Buffalo - Dead Forever LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of monster 1972 hard rock record from Australia, originally released on the Vertigo label. (m/m,...
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$29.95 $25.95
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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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$28.95 $27.95
Label: LP, Label: Absinthe
Shinki Chen - Shinki Chen and Friends LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of ultra rare 1971 Japanese stoned to the max heavy blues psych. (sealed)
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Label: CD, Label: Shadoks Music
Elonkorjuu - Harvest Time CD . Reissue of rare killer 1970 hard rock monster from Finland, originally released on the EMI/Parlophone label. Great...
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$23.95
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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$24.99 $24.95
Label: LP, Label: Klimt
Demian - Demian LP. Vinyl reissue of brilliant 1970 Texas hard rock classic with killer dueling guitars from ex-Bubble Puppy members.(sealed)
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$19.95 $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...
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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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$19.95
Label: CD, Label: Wooden Hill
Grannie - Grannie CD. Reissue of ultra-rare 1973 underground UK progressive rock, only 99 original records were pressed.
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$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....
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$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...
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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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$28.95 $25.95
Label: LP, Label: Nemo
Samuel Prody - Samuel Prody LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of rare early 70s UK heavy rock in the Leaf Hound, Zior, Iron Claw, Horse vein. However, I...
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$29.95 $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....
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$32.95
Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno - Per Un Mondo De Cristallo LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of rare early 70s Italian progressive rock record. On the Vinyl...
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$21.95 $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...
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$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, with epic total killer 9 min track...
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$32.95 $28.95
Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Flea - Topi O Uomini LP. Vinyl reissue of killer 1972 Italian hard rock with progressive tendencies, roaring hammond, demonic fuzz, flute, weird...
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$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...
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$28.95 $25.95
Label: LP, Label: Ohrwaschl
McChurch Soundroom - Delusion LP. Limited edition gatefold cover vinyl reissue of early 70s Swiss progressive rock album. Some good organ action,...
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$21.95 $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...
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