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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: 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: Vinyl Magic
Ibis - Sun Supreme LP.  In the early '70s the members of the Iatlian prog group New Trolls fought a battle over the use of the band name. This...
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Label: CD, Label: On The Air
Budgie - Live In Birmingham 1979 CD. Legendary UK hard rock trio recorded live at Bingley Hall, Birmingham, UK on December 15, 1979. Featuring Burke...
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Label: CD, Label: Flawed Gems
Toad - Toad CD . Reissue of the debut album by Swiss heavy psychedelic rock band from the early '70s, featuring a furious Vic Vergeat. Originally...
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Label: CD, Label: Flawed Gems
Toad - Tomorrow Blue CD Reissue of the 2nd album from 1972 by this Swiss heavy rock group, originally issued by the Hallelujah label. The rhythm section...
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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: CD, Label: Black Rose
Shinki Chen - Shinki Chen and His Friends CD.  Reissue of ultra-rare 1971 heavy psychedelic hard rock guitar feast solo album by the man from the...
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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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Label: CD, Label: Minority
Buffalo - Volcanic Rock / Only Want You For Your Body CD. Two classic 70s hard rock Australian records on one disc, Volcanic Rock from 1973 and Only Want...
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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: 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: RCA
Scorpions - Virgin Killer LP. Vinyl reissue of classic 1976 German hard rock monster with Ulrich Roth on guitar. Featuring the original banned in the U.S....
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Label: LP, Label: Ethelion
The Norman Haines Band - Den Of Iniquity LP . One of the most sought after releases of the progressive rock era, 'Den Of Inquity' was the only album...
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Label: LP, Label: Orange
May Blitz - The 2nd of May LP . Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of the harder to find second album from 1971 by these British heavy prog rock icons. They...
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Label: LP, Label: Hobbit
Budgie - BBC In Concert & More 1972 LP. Early live and studio tracks from legendary Welsh heavy rock trio featuring 4 tracks from BBC in concert Paris...
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Label: LP, Label: HiFly
Ursa Major - Ursa Major LP. Colored vinyl reissue of excellent 1972 hard rock record on the RCA label featuring Dick Wagner (Frost) on guitar. RCA put out...
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Label: LP, Label: Ethelion
Hard Stuff - Bulletproof LP. 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: 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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Label: CD, Label: Esoteric
Tear Gas - Tear Gas CD.  N ewly re-mastered official CD release of the 1971 self-titled album by TEAR GAS. Formed in Glasgow at the close of the...
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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: Hobbit
Night Sun - Mournin LP. Vinyl reissue of all-time classic German heavy rock monster from 1972. Originally released on the Zebra label. This one is...
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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 - 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: CD, Label: Lumpy Gravy
Gift - Gift CD. Reissue of killer 1972 German hard rock brain blaster of a debut album, featuring strong guitar work, wild riffing and excellent...
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