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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.

$14.98 $12.25
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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$329.95
Label: LP, Label: Private
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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$329.95
Label: LP, Label: Private
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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$32.95 $28.95
Label: LP, Label: Vinyl Magic
Procession - Frontiera LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of classic ultra-rare 70s Italian progressive rock record. On black vinyl. (m-/m-)
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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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$224.95
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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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$26.99 $26.95
Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Salem Mass - Witch Burning LP . Vinyl reissue of rare 1971 private press prog psych with longish tracks, ripping guitar and satanic moog. Remastered....
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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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$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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$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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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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$26.99 $26.95
Label: LP, Label: Guerssen
Short Cross - Arising LP . Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of rare private press hard rock record from 1972 with a Allman Bros, Grand Funk, Led Zep style....
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Label: CD, Label: Long Hair
Silberbart - 4 Times Sound Razing CD . Official reissue of out-of-this-world loud German hard prog beast. Classic, long psychotic tracks, tearing leads,...
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Label: LP, Label: Long Hair
Silberbart - 4 Times Sound Razing LP . First official vinyl reissue of this out-of-this-world legendary 1971 collector's item, recorded by a heavy...
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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 fuzzed...
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$26.99 $21.95
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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$129.95
Label: LP, Label: Penny Farthing
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: 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 1971 bluesy heavy rock album from the UK. (sealed) Track Listing: Stonehouse Creek...
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$19.95
Label: LP, Label: Permanent
Stonewall - Stonewall LP . Exact vinyl reissue of killer 1970 heavy rock fuzz guitar monster that everyone raves about - for good reason! Original 1976...
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Label: CD, Label: WahWah
The Storm - The Storm CD. Official reissue of rare Spanish hard rock originally released in 1974. Digitally remastered and featuring a bonus video track...
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$31.95
Label: LP, Label: WahWah
The Storm - The Storm LP. Official reissue of superb Spanish underground hard rock album from 1974, of which original copies nowadays will cost you a...
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