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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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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Label: CD, Label: Ripple Music
Poobah - Let Me In CD . Long awaited official re-issue of Poobah's classic 1972 private press proto-metal epic beast. CD release includes 12 unreleased...
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Poobah - Steamroller LP Classic 1979 hard rock private press record from Ohio. Tons of wailing lead guitar on this one. Features the...
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Label: CD, Label: Ripple Music
Poobah - U.S. Rock CD . Reissue of 1976 hard rock private press from Ohio's legendary Poobah. Another great 70s underground hard rocker with loads of...
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Poobah - U.S. Rock LP . Classic 1976 private press hard rock from Ohio with one of my favorite private press album covers of all-time! Great guitar, catchy...
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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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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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Label: CD, Label: Lion (de)
Ranmadou - 1971 Summer CD. Exceptional early 70s stoned heavy blues rock from Japan with rampaging monster guitar all over the place. No joke, this is the...
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Reale Accademia De Musica - Reale Accademia De Musica LP . Original gate-fold cover 1972 pressing of this Italian progressive rock record on the Dischi...
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Label: CD, Label: Gearfab
Salem Mass - Witchburning CD. Salem Mass, the Caldwell, Idaho band that recorded their classic "Witch Burning" LP at their favorite bar, converted into a...
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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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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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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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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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Short Cross - Arising CD. Reissue of wonderful early 70s hard rock bluesy private press record with lengthy jamming guitars and great vibe. Features 5...
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Label: LP, Label: Orange
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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Sleepy John - Sleepy John CD. The Washington State psych band's total recorded output of music between 1969-1970. Heavy swirling organ coupled with...
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Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Sleepy John - Sleepy John LP . Monster psychedelic hard-rock and proto-prog sounds from the North-West, 1970 that sadly remained unreleased at the time....
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Steel Mill - Green Eyed God LP. Canadian white label promo pressing from 1975 of classic 1972 UK progressive rock album, originally released in Germany....
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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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Label: CD, Label: Flawed Gems
STEPSON - Stepson CD reissue. After the demise of Touch (brought upon by Don Gallucci\'s refusal to tour), 3/5 of the band resurfaced on ABC Records...
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Label: CD, Label: Universum
Stonehouse - Stonehouse Creek CD . Digi-pak reissue of excellent 1971 bluesy heavy rock album from the UK. Amazingly, I've never seen a vinyl reissue of...
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