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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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Various Artists - Satan's Party LP. Limited edition kool vinyl compilation of heavy psych and hard rock tracks culled from rare and obscure European...
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Label: LP, Label: Orange
Dust - Dust LP . Vinyl reissue of Dust's self titled classic debut album from 1971, when the trio line up was considered super hip in the hard rock arena....
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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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Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Elias Hulk - Unchained LP. 180 gram vinyl reissue of 1970 raw UK underground hard rock and blues with a classic album cover and a long time...
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Label: LP, Label: Pseudonym
Cargo - Cargo LP . Deluxe double album vinyl reissue of fantastic twin guitar fueled Dutch hard rock from 1972. Released in anonymity to an unsuspecting...
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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...
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Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Bolder Damn - Mourning LP . Absolute monster when talking about US hard-rock private pressings. Hailing from Florida, Bolder Damn released this beast in...
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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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Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Wildfire - Smokin' LP.  Powerful and melodic psychedelic heavy hardrock by this US power trio. Recorded in Austin and originally released in 1971 as a...
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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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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: 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: Magic Box
Euclid - Heavy Equipment LP.  Euclid was a band from New England that included ex-members of cult psych-combos Lazy Smoke and The Cobras. Featuring...
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Label: LP, Label: Wow
Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend LP. Beautiful gatefold cover vinyl reissue of their fantastic third album from 1973 that features classic tracks...
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Label: LP, Label: Kotay
Budgie - In For The Kill! LP. Nice high quality heavy cover vinyl reissue of classic 1974 UK hard rock monster album featuring legendary cuts like Zoom...
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Label: LP, Label: Tapestry
Budgie - Budgie LP. Vinyl reissue of all-time classic 1971 hard rock debut album from this UK trio. Originally released on the MCA label. (m-/m-)...
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Budgie - Squawk LP. Vinyl reissue of classic 2nd album from 1972 by this legendary Welsh hard rock trio. All their early albums are classics and...
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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...
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Procession  - Frontiera LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of classic ultra-rare 70s Italian progressive rock record. On black vinyl. (m-/m-, new...
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Semiramis - Dedicato A Frazz LP . Beautiful gatefold cover vinyl reissue of classic 1973 Italian progressive rock album on the Trident label. Sweet! Green...
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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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Nico, Gianni, Frank & Maurizio - Canti D'Innocenza LP. Gatefold cover exact vinyl reissue of bleeding wild 1974 Italian hard progressive...
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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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Label: LP, Label: AMS
Campo Di Marte - Campo Di Marte LP. Vinyl reissue of ultra rare 1973 Italian hard progressive rock record with vicious guitar flashes, out-there vocals,...
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