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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
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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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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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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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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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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Label: CD, Label: Aurora
Head Over Heels - Head Over Heels CD. Reissue of hard to find 1971 heavy rock album from this Detroit-based power trio born from the same scene that...
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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: 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: 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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Label: LP, Label: Phoenix
Flower Travellin' Band - Satori LP. Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of top shelf eastern flavored Japanese heavy rock mindfucker from 1971! What...
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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: LP, Label: RCA
Granicus - Granicus LP . Vinyl reissue of classic 70s hard rock album with over the top Zepplinesque vocals and top flight lead guitar action. An...
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Label: CD, Label: Gearfab
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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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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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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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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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: Minority
Asterix - Asterix CD. Reissue of this rare 1970 release from John Lawton and Co. that's pre-Lucifer's Friend. Track Listing: Everybody*...
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Label: CD, Label: Garden of Delights
Necronomicon - Tips Zum Selbstmord CD. Official reissue of ultra rare 1972 German heavy rock psych private press. Long jams with spine tingling screaming...
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Label: LP, Label: Akarma
Buffalo - Volcanic Rock LP. Deluxe gatefold cover vinyl reissue of total classic top shelf 1973 Australian heavy rock album. Essential album in any 70s...
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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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Earthen Vessel - Hard Rock Everlasting Life CD The ultra-rare 1970 LP Heavy Rock: Everlasting Life. Off the master tapes, this Jefferson Airplane/Cream...
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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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Wizard - The Original Wizard CD Reissue of the rare heavy rock 1971 LP (Peon label) from these Florida musicians that toured with some of the best...
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