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|Overlooked Albums Of The 70's Pt. 2|
Colosseum II were a jazz fusion band that included guitarist Gary Moore along with drummer Jon Hiseman. Mostly instrumental, Electric Savage
showcases Moore's incredible guitar playing as well as Hiseman's top class drumming. Both thier previous album, Stange New Flesh and
particularly thier following album, War Dance are also well worth a listen for anyone into jazz fusion.
Hero and Heroine
Hero and Heroine is a brilliant progressive folk rock album that is full of emotion, particularly the second half, which is considerably darker than
the album's more light-hearted first half.
Arguably Procol Harum's most consistent album, Grand Hotel is well crafted and flows beautifully from start to finish and contains some of the
band's finest songs, most notably the epic title track.
Gracious were a symphonic prog band who's very adventurous self-titled debut is full of interesting ideas and features elements of what would
become commonly known as space rock.
Along with the likes of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Budgie were one of the hardest rocking bands of the 70's but very rarely got the acclaim
they deserved. All of their early-mid 70's albums are essential listening for any classic rock fan and Bandolier ranks among thier best.
|List is in no particular order.|
|First 5 Grand Funk Railroad albums.|
|^yes Grand Funk Railroad are also very underrated/overlooked.|
|I like this series you've started sir.|
|yeahh cool to see Colosseum II.|
My fav is War Dance but I need to recheck all their work to have a solid opinion.
Armageddon with their self titled is also a good candidate for your part. 3
|@omni: I'm glad :)|
I shall keep that in mind Notrap.
|been diggin 3 recently never heard of 5 will check them out|
|Hey seifer. Yeah pretty sure you'll like 5.|
|yeah as soon as I saw sabbath and purple i was hooked |
|5 rules. 1 looks interesting, will give it a listen soon.|
|I've heard some bits and pieces of 1, and I like what I've heard for the biggest part.|
2 and 3 are classics, but sputnik will never know, will he?
I really like what I've heard from #4, thank's Jamie.
I'm really interested to check out some Budgie.
Here I suggest a 70's prog band from Montreal, my hometown. Yes we have a lot more than Harmonium in that category. Maneige (if you like Camel), Garolou and Octobre are some incredible bands that come to my mind. But let's start with Morse Code;
|The only one I've heard out of these is 5. It was quite good, nothing mindblowing though.|
|@Jethro: Yeah you really should check out some Budgie, I can definitely see you liking them. I really like that Morse Code
song, great stuff.|