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Forgotten rock bands of the 70s

michaelr 21 Feb 10 - 05:20 PM
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Subject: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 05:20 PM

The "Rock Machine" thread prompted me to remember British bands I heard in my teen years that have passed into obscurity -- or have they?

Steamhammer
May Blitz
If
Sweet Smoke
Uriah Heep
Man
Colosseum (they had a brilliant drummer)

Nostalgia being what it used to be, I wouldn't mind hearing some of those sounds again...


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 05:29 PM

Colosseum (with Jon Hiseman) still going here

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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 05:50 PM

Wishbone Ash
Atomic Rooster
Chicken Shack
Gentle Giant


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 06:08 PM

Man are still going after a fashion. In the recent past, Gentle Giant's ex-drummer was playing with them. Gentle Giant themselves have had a few partial reunions (including one as Rental Giant!).

There's a little snippet about two of the bands, then...


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 06:13 PM

Wishbone Ash exist in two forms and still perform. I saw them in York some years ago and enjoyed them enormously though they were VERY loud.

The only person I remember from IF was Dick Morrisey who I saw various times with Jim Mullen (who a band member I play with knows quite well through his dad).

Chicken Shack lost Christine McVie to Fleetwood Mac but still exist and are playing in Hessle next month. I wonder if Stan Webb still has his 200' guitar lead that he used to wander round the audience with?

Most of the music is still easily accessible.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 06:24 PM

I thought Stan Webb was electrocuted on stage way back when?

Thanks for the info... anyone remember May Blitz? As I recall, their debut was called "The First of May".


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 06:25 PM

Best early 70's UK rock band rarely ever remembered


"Rare Bird" !!!


..surely someone somewhere must have access to unreleased live recordings
and studio out takes !!!???


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 06:27 PM

Lesley Harvey of Stone the Crows was electrocuted on stage. Maggie Bell from the same band is s till singing and appeared locally recently. Really ballsy singer


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 06:42 PM

Ah, thanks Nick. Stone the Crows it was - got my birds mixed up.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Beer
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 07:20 PM

Natural Gas.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: mousethief
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 07:39 PM

Five Man Electrical Band.
Golden Earring
Horslips
Sugarloaf (more pop than rock)


O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: brashley46
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 07:45 PM

Perth County Conspiracy, the first band to use a synth live on stage, AFAIK, anyway. It was a really bulky Moog with three or four keyboards and took half the stage at Bathurst Street in Toronto where I heard them about 1972.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Brakn
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 08:04 PM

Lesley Harvey of Stone the Crows was Alex Harvey's brother.

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band were one of the best bands I ever saw live.

Anyone remember Fusion Orchestra?

Nazareth and Upp?(Stevie Amazing on bass)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 08:05 PM

Rory Gallagher's band Taste.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Brakn
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 08:12 PM

Saw Taste a good few times - still have their first single - "Born On The Wrong Side Of Time" (I Think)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 08:43 PM

Budgie
Principal Edward's Magic Theatre
Fanny
Birtha
Silverhead
the Edgar Broughton Band
the Edgar Winter Band
Dave Edmunds Rockpile
Cheetah


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Wesley S
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 08:47 PM

Hookfoot
Throbbing Gristle


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 12:51 AM

Captain Beyond


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 01:33 AM

Blasts from the past, indeed. Captain Beyond and Dancing Madly Backwards was huge in my circle. I ran sound for Raven, a band in Louisville, when we opened for Hookfoot in Indianapolis. I got to do the onstage sound check with about 5,000 people in the audience waiting while we trouble shot a monitor problem. Yes, I broke a sweat. I believe those guys were Elton John's backup band?
Lost a girlfriend over Uriah Heep's lead singer. Long story, and I'm still holding a grudge.
How about the Pousette-Dart Band?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Smedley
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:04 AM

I think both Golden Earring (who were Dutch, if that's of any interest) and the Edgar Broughton Band are still touring. The E.B.B. had an image of being politically radical, against 'the system', etcetera etcetera, but they were actually managed by their Mum. Very radical.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:23 AM

Arrrghh - Mousethief beat me to Golden Earing and Richard beat me to Budgie!

I don't think anyone has mentioned the girl band 'Fanny'. Creaters of the funniest poster I had ever seen (Well, I was only 17 in 1970)

Fanny - With supporting band.

DeG


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:25 AM

Oooh - and just remembered another so I will sneak it in. Juicy Lucy - Best version, IMO, of 'Who do you love?' ever.

DeG


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Smedley
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:33 AM

Erm, Richard said Fanny too.

Can I just throw in:
Medicine Head
Heads Hands & Feet
(bit of a Head theme here but not for long)
Gnidrolog


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:40 AM

from Quebec:

Ville Emard Blues Band
Contraction
Toubabou
Harmonium
Octobre
L'Infonie
Offenbach
Dionysus
Mashmakan
Beau Dommage
Koma
Maneige
L'Orient d'O


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:42 AM

Damn! Bet he didn't mention the supporting band though:-)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 08:16 AM

Slade
Foghat


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 08:18 AM

Magma! Hardly forgotten - they've got another new line-up and another new CD of an unrecorded old classic Ëmëhntëtt-Ré, which is the follow up to the mighty 2004 recording of KA (Kohntarkosz Anteria).

My favourite Magma in recent years has been the Mythes & Legendes DVDs documenting the 2006 retrospective concerts at the Triton in Paris, uniting old & new members.

Check this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlJKKtgreqw - the closing joyful minutes of MDK which brings Klaus Blasquiz and Jannik Top back into the fold.

Missed them when they were in London back in October:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd-bwIavivc


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Smedley
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 08:20 AM

Magma - not forgotten but oh! how hard some of us are trying.....

Slade - stil an institution here in the UK, at least every Christmas when their perennial Christmas hit is heard far & wide.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: mrmoe
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 09:10 AM

Clean Living
Fat
Ralph Graham Band
Bloody Popcorn


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 09:20 AM

We went to see Atomic Rooster at Salford Uni - Probably around 73/74. They were supported by Hamilton Gray who, IMO, were better on the night. Can't remember much else about them and the info Mr Google provides is pretty scant so I guess they fit the bill pretty well!

DeG


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Sven Baserat
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 09:53 AM

What about Stackridge. Reformed and better than ever.

Check out: http://www.stackridge.net/


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Becca72
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 10:29 AM

Sweet


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,David E.
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 10:43 AM

My girlfriend (now wife) and I were big Stackridge fans and were so happy when the records made it to cd. Wonderful and timeless music.

David E.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 10:43 AM

Bloodwyn Pig, Gryphon Amazing Blondel..I love them still.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:08 AM

The Amazing Blondel reformed a while back, a new CD, Restoration, which contains their most evocative work to date.

Wasn't there recent thread on a Gryphon reunion too? I saw them supporting Yes on the Relayer tour back 1975.

Might I mention the Strawbs? We go and see them when we get the chance and Dave Cousins sounds better now than ever he did.

But if it's choice nostalgia from the 70s you want, then check this:

Peter Hook's Unknown Pleasures

We just got our tickets for the Lowry show!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Acorn4
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:14 AM

I'll second Stackridge.

Good band with a bit of folk around the edges - had an excellent fiddler player called "Mutter" Slater!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: alanabit
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:23 AM

The Savoy Brown Blues Band sounded good the one occasion I saw them live.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:30 AM

I'll third Stackridge - only fan club I ever actually joined.

What about

Audience (I eventually actually worked with Jeremiah Quaid ;-)
Patto
East of Eden
Pete Brown's various
Skin Alley (drummer went to my school)
Spyrogyra
Tir Na Nog
Dr Strangely Strange
King Crimson

Some of these are to found among my myspace friends.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:31 AM

"Beggar's Opera"
"Audience"
Scottish folk-rock - "JSD Band" - "Contraband" [ went on to become "Ossian" ] - "Natural Acoustic Band" -
"East Of Eden" [ "Jig-A-Jig" ]


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Banjiman
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:36 AM

The Enid....... are they touring again?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:43 AM

Mike 'Mutter' Slater was/is the Stackridge flautist. (remember Slark - which was nicked for the honey monster advert)?

The fiddle player was/was again Mike Harris, and they have two girls now.

When the Mikes left, Keith Gemmell the sax/flute from Audience joined. My two favourite bands in one. Heaven.

Audience's guitarist (Howard Worth?) played a very loud classical guitar, which was rare in those days, and the drummer (whose name escapes me) used to do a massive drum solo with his bare hands. For the climax he used to heft a hand bell, and lay into the cymbals with it. Complete nutter but great theatre.

Howard joined some major band when the lead singer left (or died) but it never came to anything. I can't have been The Doors, can it? Someone big, I seem to remember.

Vikings was a great song.

Skin Alley's hammond player used to play the trumpet at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:47 AM

The Groundhogs - first saw them at Weeley in front of 150000+ people.
Last saw them upstairs at a local pub in front of about 50.
Great band.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 12:03 PM

Budgie..ah there's a band.

The groundhogs

A bit later..Rock bitch !

Little feat

Mountain.leslie west, just superb

Spirit

Rare earth

Warm dust.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Bainbo
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 12:24 PM

There used to be a decent 70s rock band called Queen, who put out albums like Sheer Heart Attack. I wonder whatever happened to them? The name later seemed to become attached to a pretentious group of showmen who specialised in taking falsetto harmonies to ludicrous extremes.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 12:34 PM

Here's the Weeley Festival lineup, with some names to conjure with:

FRIDAY

midnight, Hackensack; 01.30, Edgar Broughton; 03.00, Juicy Lucy; 04.30, Principal Edwards; 06.00, Status Quo; 07.30, Vechio; 09.00, Gnidrolog; 10.00, Ricotti Albequerque; 11.30, Tir Na Nog; Noon, Mungo Jerry; 13.00, Gringo; 14.00, Fairfield Parlour; 15.00, Stone The Crows; 16.30, Natural Acoustic Band; 17.00, Barclay James Harvest; 18.30, Al Stewart; 19.00, Colosseum; 20.30 Comus; 21.00, King Crimson; 22.30, Mike Maran.

SATURDAY,

midnight, Mott The Hoople; 00.30,Belrig; 01.00, Curved Air; 02.30, Tudor Lodge; 03.00, Groundhogs; 04.30, Mick Saunders; 05.00 Rory Gallagher; 07.00, On; 08.00, Bell & Arc; 09.30, Caravan; 11.00 Lindisfarne; 12.30, Heads Hands and Feet; 14.00, Julie Felix; 14.30, Quintessence; 16.00, Paul Bretts Sage; 16.30, Gerry Laughran; 17.30, Grease Band and Anne Briggs; 19.00, The Faces; 20.30, Steve Tilston; 21.00, T Rex; 23.00, Country Jug; 23.30, Van Der Graaf Generator.

SUNDAY,

01.00am, Stray; 02.30, Arthur Brown; 04.00 Louise; 05.00, Fusion Orchestra; 06.00 Assegai; 07.00, Horne; 08.00, Crow; 09.00, Castle.

How in hell's name did I survive that schedule?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 12:45 PM

Edgar Broughton played in York recently and a friend went to see them.

Groundhogs I found enormously boring when I went to see them a few years ago to the point of walking out.

I saw Queen pre-fame when they were playing very small gigs - that small I can't remember anything about them.

Bees Make Honey
Ducks Deluxe

Pub bands - one of which has reformed recently I believe


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Hi Lo
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 01:00 PM

and oh, I forgot; Mazey Star, Hedgehog Pie, Scaffold,


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 01:12 PM

I was going to post one but I forgot who haha


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Brakn
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 01:29 PM

Hatfield and The North


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Brakn
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 01:33 PM

Skid Row


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 01:35 PM

Skid Row was formed in 1987.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:11 PM

Spooky Tooth


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Qwjwj
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:13 PM

Nah jayto the original skid row was fromed in 1967.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Acorn4
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:17 PM

Weeley - I was at that one - I think they should strike a medal - about the time the frisbee became popular!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:27 PM

Ah, Stackridge. Has anyone mentioned Focus?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:37 PM

Sminky - wow, what a lineup! What year was that?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:39 PM

I'll guess 1974.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:49 PM

Saw Focus a couple of years ago (unfortunately without Jan Akkerman - though he also played locally last year).

The only thing is that it's a bit like the philosophical question (once also raised in Only Fools and Horses) as to at what stage a (say) broom ceases to be the same broom as you replace and renew the original bits. 60s/70s/80s bands are much like that.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 03:00 PM

I do believe nobody has mentioned Family yet, fronted by the egregious Roger Chapman, whose specialty was lobbing tambourines into the audience. Health & Safety wouldn't stand for that these days.

Curved Air was another seventies band, memorable for the gorgeous Sonja Kristina ...OHH YESSS ... Also memorable because they were one of the few rock bands at the time to feature violin in the line-up.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 03:04 PM

I find watching 60s and 70s bands faintly depressing. They want to do new material, we want our youth back and old standards. Sometimes it's irresistible but there's a bit of grave robbery involved. You need a damn good reason to play rock music over 40 years of age. That's what folk is for.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 03:49 PM

"You need a damn good reason to play rock music over 40 years of age. That's what folk is for."

What a ludicrous view.

Why have an unaccompanied cake when you can have a multi-course banquet?

Let's look at this week...

SATURDAY: Played a mix of songs - folk jazz and pop at a pub gig
SUNDAY: Learned new material for Tuesday and new songs for Wednesday...
TUESDAY: Audition with new band playing bluesy rock (think Cream - Free - Jonny Lang - Whitesnake - ZZ Top)
WEDNESDAY: Practice for acoustic gig with singer songwriter friend, then onto weekly Folk/acoustic evening in local pub
THURSDAY: Try out of another new band playing covers current and last 20 years (average age of band except me 20 something)
FRIDAY: Gig in hotel in Harrogate with current rock/pop band
SUNDAY: Acoustic gig in afternoon in pub

Managed to get my folk in as well!

And I get my bus pass in 4 years.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 04:41 PM

Pensioner rock certainly puts us in uncharted waters. It's more difficult to sing about love, sex and freedom when there are the grandchildren to consider, though I'll admit it's a trick a few old bluesmen might pull off.
Perhaps I'm a musical conservative at heart - now that would be a turn up.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 04:41 PM

Gentle Giant themselves have had a few partial reunions (including one as Rental Giant!).

I downloaded an excellent recording of them only this weekend:

Gentle Giant
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA
25 February 1977

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

01 The Runaway/Experience
02 On Reflection
03 Just The Same
04 Playing The Game
05 Memories of Old Days
06 For Nobody (end cut)
07 Funny Ways (spliced)
08 Free Hand


Nakamichi 550 Tape Recorder
Two Nakamichi CM-300 Microphones
Maxell cassettes


Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (dantalion8@yahoo.com)
        
Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ'ing.

A 24-bit/96-KHz flac24 version of this recording is also available.




Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

He recorded many of the major 70's bands: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar" acts.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 04:49 PM

Chase..............scottish band. John Pettigew is an excellent guitarist, blue, rock, heavy you name it.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 04:59 PM

Gentle Giant also in Wolfgang's Vault

Pensioner rock indeed. 60 is the new 32 if you hadn't heard


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 06:30 PM

Some of the above are really not in the "forgotten" category.

However, I have to say

1. I was once invited to join the Sweet - as roadie!
2. Someone not wholly unassociated with Sonja Kristina (not her) still owes me money


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 06:49 PM

I was a roadie with John Coughlan Diesel Band Marquee 1979. Coughlan being the drummer of Status Quo.
I got off me me Tits with Andy Bowen keyboarder, Ronnie James Dio,Later to vocal with Rainbow and Rick Parfitt.
My sister worked for


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 06:50 PM

Polydor Records.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:04 PM

I got off me me Tits with Andy Bowen

For a moment there I thought that was the name of the band.

Thanks to Brakn for mentioning the Hatfields, and let's not forget National Health. As for Family, Entertainment is permanently etched on my aural memory, but for my money Bandstand is the only good album they made after that. Some bands hit on a sound without choosing to or even wanting to - what goes down as their 'classic' sound may not be what they wanted to sound like at all. The members of Family thought Entertainment was over-produced, and re-recorded several tracks off it later. But then, Joy Division apparently hated the sound of Unknown Pleasures - it's still a great album.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:05 PM

Gentle Giant seem to have attracted several mentions on this thread.

Let it not be forgotten that they started life as "Simon Dupree and the Big Sound " ...


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Brakn
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:09 PM

Toe Fat?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:10 PM

I've also just remembered that Juicy Lucy were unique in having a pedal steel guitar in their line-up, but the steel guitarist played it rock style, standing up IIRC, no way would he ever have made the Nashville Hall of Fame.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Gavin Paterson
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 07:29 PM

Thank god for punk in 76/77.

To each his own and all that but holy crap - most of these guys are forgotten for good reason.

I've read that we all love the stuff that we heard when we were between 14-18 years old. All that early 70's stuff is just before my era and I hated it then and I haven't changed my mind since.

Basically, for me, there were few decent songs. It was all about technical ability. But I await the pointers in the right direction.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Spooky Tooth
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 08:30 PM

Please join us at the Yahoo Spooky Tooth group!

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/spooky_tooth/

gerryyork@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 08:41 PM

It was all about technical ability.

While punk was all about lack thereof, judging by the sound.

O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Number 6
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 10:06 PM

Egg

biLL


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:34 PM

I am going to have to check them out I thought you meant the 80's hair metal band. Sorry never heard of the other one.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 01:34 AM

You're not wrong Jorrox, I slept my way through many a prog gig, nicely propped up at the back while someone indulged in a twenty minute keyboard solo.
However we must remember punk was as dead as mutton by 1977 and for every Sex Pistols there were half a dozen Slaughter and the Dogs and for every Buzzcocks a stack of Eaters. Real talent, as opposed to virtuosity or loud noises, is rare wherever you care to look.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 01:40 AM

...there were some decent pub rock bands between prog and punk but few translated well onto record. Dr Feelgood never did a bad show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rViBFgjChH0&feature=related

Go Wilko!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 01:50 AM

Roogalator


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: michaelr
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 01:50 AM

I've read that we all love the stuff that we heard when we were between 14-18 years old.

Too true! Funny how that works -- that stuff was the shit, and what came before and after, not so much. I happen to think that 71 - 75 were the best years ever in popular music, not just for the prog stuff but Joni, Jackson and all that Californie hippie country rock as well.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Roughyed
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 02:39 AM

Anyone else see Trash supporting Curved Air at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester around 1975? One of the best performances I ever saw, they blew Curved Air off the stage I thought. Pierre(?) Van Der Linden was on keyboards. He was the brother of the drummer in Focus, Rick Van der Linden as I recall.

Tonto's Expanding Headband did an album of electronic music around 1971 the like of which would not be heard for another 10 years. How about Comus? Featured Viola, wierd vocalist and even weirder lyrics. A bit later Sad Cafe had a couple of nice singles but never quite made their potential. How about Wally?
And what is egregious about the marvellous Roger Chapman. He was pretty rough with microphones as well as tambourines.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Brakn
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 02:41 AM

G T Moore and The Reggae Guitars.


Skid Row had Gary Moore and Brush Shields and someone else.

I'm nearly that Phil Lynoott started off with them before Thin Lizzy.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:01 AM

Wings. Abba. Baker Gurvitz Army. Saxon


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:09 AM

Okay, not Abba.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Smedley
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:27 AM

Okay, not Abba.

---------------------

No, they made great records (and some stinkers), unlike 90% of the fusty crusty old fools celebrated on this thread!!

But the key point is the one about age. When you get nostalgic for the music of your youth, what you are really pining for is not the actual music but the time in your life that it soundtracked. In other words, that state of not-being-nearly-as-old-as-you-are-now (there is probably one word for that in German).


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,oggie
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:31 AM

Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
Jack the Lad
Caravan
Brewers Droop

Almost every punk band except for the top ten.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:48 AM

Apparently when Jan Ackerman left Focus he said it was because he felt like a clog in a machine...

(Old NME Joke)

DeG


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:55 AM

Abba were decommissioned from the thread for a ) not being rock, b ) not being forgotten. They were the popular soundtrack for an era, plus all that stuff about the potency of cheap music. Great hair and dresses too even if they look like a period porn intro these days 'you hef come to fix my plumbing meester?'
Agnetha Faltskog started out as a folk singer. I think you can tell.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Smedley
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 04:07 AM

I think the Abba men also started out as Swedish folkies. But we shouldn't clog up this thread with Abba info, we need to reserve space for.....

Piblokto !

Jo Jo Gunne !!

Dumpy's Rusty Nuts !!!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 04:15 AM

Sminky - wow, what a lineup! What year was that?

August 1971. It was originally going to be a fund-raiser for Clacton Round Table, and they planned for 10,000. Then Isle of Wight was cancelled, so all eyes turned to Weeley.

They hastily re-organised and upped the capacity to 100,000. Nobody knows how many actually turned up - they tore the fencing down and declared it a free concert - estimates vary between 120,000 and 200,000.

I was a hardened rock freak in those days, but I can still remember Anne Briggs' voice........


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 04:34 AM

Joy Division apparently hated the sound of Unknown Pleasures

Curtis loved it; Barney is at best circumspect - but all (?!) Joy Division did here was provide the songs, it was Hannett who took them apart & put them together again. All will no doubt revealed as Hooky takes the stage in his Unknown Pleasures show which we've got tickets for at the Lowry on May the first.

I had a dream last night that Hooky hit Number One with his acoustic reworking of Love Will Tear Us Apart on the thirtieth anniversary of Curtis's untimely passing. Still, we're nudging awkwardly into the eighties here...

*

If there are any Hatfield fans out there check these out: http://www.hatfieldandthenorth.co.uk/

They still make me smile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGjRhhggSFo


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Steamin' Willie
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 04:46 AM

remember some time in the late '70s / early '80s going to watch Judas Priest at Sheffield City Hall.

That alone fits the threads, but the support band were some lads from Northern Ireland (I think) called Mamas Boys. They played jigs & reels hard rock style and I remember thinking that summed up my life at the time. (I was in a punk band on, say a Saturday night, and rattling off traditional folk in the same pub on a Sunday night.....)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Stu
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 04:58 AM

Splinter (although I've only got one of their records, George Harrison was involved)

His Holiness Lord Roy Wood of Hall Green


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: RamblinStu
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 05:28 AM

Barclay James Harvest,

(not sure you could call then rock, but hey, I liked them. At the time..)


Stuart Pendrill


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,'70's remembered
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 05:33 AM

From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker said
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 06:25 PM

Best early 70's UK rock band rarely ever remembered


"Rare Bird" !!!

Interesting thread this one and on a Rare Bird intro ....what about..

Capability Brown


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Hamish
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 05:47 AM

Jody Grind. Fabulous album called Far Canal. (Say it with a Dick Van Dyke Cockerney accent). There's a lovely jazzy number on it which I still play from time to time on the acoustic.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 07:46 AM

Are Nazareth sufficiently forgotten yet?

I loved the Pretty Things when they started out ("Hey! Mama! Keep your big mouth shut") but by the mid 70s they were sort of sub-Led-Zeppelin.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Acorn4
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 07:54 AM

On of my all time favourites:-

Brinsley Schwarz

Included Nick Lowe and some band member who became part of Graham Parker and the Rumour.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 08:13 AM

Fad Gadget


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 09:06 AM

I'm old enough [18 in 1977] to have heard of nearly every band mentioned so far,
but only recently had a chance to actually start listening to a lot of this obscure rare vinyll
due to the enthusiastic 'altruistic generosity' of world wide music Bloggers.

So thanks very much for the heads up "GUEST,'70's remembered"

I never even knew any other band had ever recorded Rare Bird songs
apart from a handfull of covers of their one and only chart hit
from 40 years ago...

brilliant.. i'm off to properly google up a download of "CAPABILITY BROWN From Scratch (1972)"...


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,JJ.
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 09:24 AM

Stackridge...Tops then, tops now!
(For Mike Harris read Mike Evans :-)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 09:28 AM

Stackridge confession - I bought my first girlfriend one of their albums. A while later she said she 'needed some space' and I said 'okay I'll have my album back'.

What a heel! I still can't play it to this day but remember most of the words.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: mrmoe
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 09:51 AM

.....and let's not forget:

the nazz
runt
hello people
spire
fire water
ed vadas and the fabulous heavyweights


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 11:14 AM

I just mentioned Nazareth.

How about Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Hamish
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 11:26 AM

Sassafras were a popular band on the university circuit. They gig occasionally to this day. I bought a recent(-ish) live recording of all their 70s big numbers. It stands the test of time remarkably well.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Gavin Paterson
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 11:26 AM

To develop my 'thank god for punk' theme.

Yes punk went stale very soon but it opened the door for tons of great music, and a lot of artists who are still creative.

Elvis Costello
Paul Weller
Madness
Chrissie Hynde
Ian Dury (RIP obviously)
Billy Bragg
Shane MacGowan (to a point)
David Byrne
U2

To my ears, most of the pre-punk, early 70's rock acts didn't have much going for them in the way of songs. Loads of good vibes and musicality, maybe, but very few good *songs*.

You can add many many others to that list that would probably not have had the chance to break through if punk hadn't made Bob Harris wittering on about Capricorn Records look totally redundant. No harm to Bob, mind you, he now has much better taste than he had in 76!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Victor Mourning
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 11:28 AM

Not British but worthy of this list, from Australia:

Skyhooks!

and a huge "I'll second that" on The Sensational Alex Harvey Band


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 01:39 PM

Most of the bands mentioned were very much on the university scene, esp, Alberto y, Sassafras, Fad Gadget, etc. They didn't really exist outside the pages of the music press and college ballrooms. And possibly the Perfumed Garden. A No 28 in the charts would have been popularity beyong comprehension for most of them.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Chris Fribbins
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:17 PM

How about Good Habit. They performed in monk's habits. I don't think they ever got a recording contract.

I used to go to the Albemarle Youth Club in Harold Hill near Romford, Essex. The biggest bands there were:

Fusion Orchestra, Man, Stackridge, Supertramp (whatever happened to them after the youth club years),

Also
Gong, Egg, Kilburn and the High Roads, Ten Years After, Can, Camel, Morgan, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:59 PM

Comus


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Roughyed
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 05:10 PM

Speaking of College bands my favourite were a band called Fraternity who changed their name to Fang. Excellent live band around 1972/3. We had a band called Shakin Stevens and the Sunsets at the Xmas Ball with a lead singer with blonde hair. Wonder whatever became of him...


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 05:19 PM

Shaking Stevens and the Sunsets were quite a reputable rock and roll outfit before Shakey became grannie fodder. They played at the Hope and Anchor, Islington a few times. The H&A was pub rock nirvana, Nick Lowe through to the inimitable Jessie Hector and the Hammersmith Gorillas. Keep it Mono!

As a callow youth I used to work with a geezer who reckoned he used to be in Ten Years After till they went 'too heavy' and he split.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Acorn4
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 06:35 PM

Heads Hands and Feet - contained a guitarist called Albert Lee as I recall.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Gavin Paterson
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 06:55 PM

A big amen to Glueman and Acorn above me here. Shaky was rather good (Dave Edmunds produced him way back). Nick Lowe and Albert Lee transcend eras and categories. The (Hammersmith) Gorrilas produced a couple of decent singles too.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 09:50 AM

Stackridge - what a wonderfull band.Not exactly forgotten but well worthy of revisiting. The back catalogue is exquisite and all still available, the new album (A Victory For Common Sense) has moved them on in dollops. The're touring now - get out and see them . I saw recent gigs in Sheffield, Birkenhead and Bury - pure magic!!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 10:09 AM

McKendree Spring, Wishbone Ash.

I disagree that the following mentioned bands have been forgotten in any way
Spirit
Ten Years After
Gentle Giant


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Becca72
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 10:42 AM

"You need a damn good reason to play rock music over 40 years of age. That's what folk is for."

Seems to me that would be relative to when you were born. I'll be 40 in 2 years and I have no intention of giving up listening to Rock music.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 11:14 AM

"You need a damn good reason to play rock music over 40 years of age. That's what folk is for."

errrmm... bollox is what i say !!!

I'm 51 and I've just got a new all valve class A 30watt amp head
and 2x12 speaker cab
that should overdrive and feedback like mental for pissed up punk folk rock gigs.


it dont have to be all saga holidays and Terry and June nice comfy slippers and cardigans conformity
if you dont want it to be !!!

Though it is funny watching our singer trying to pull women younger than his grown up daughter.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 11:50 AM

So long as you're not a comfortable middle aged professional singing about 'the maaan' or 'hot chicks' or 'dying before I get old' you may pull it off.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: alanabit
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 12:21 PM

Not quite forgotten, because they have got back together and were never that big in the first place, are The Only Ones. They have the former Spooky Tooth drummer, Mike Kellie and both bassist Alan Mair and guitarist John Perry had played in more distiguished bands. I always rated The Only Ones a cut above most of their contemporaries both musically and lyrically. I think they disappeared for a long time partly because of all the usual business disasters and the personal problems of their songwriter, the gifted, but erratic Peter Perret. A song like "The Beast", which is about a premonition of an unspecified danger, sounds eerily like a prediction of the AIDS catastrophe in retrospect. Does anyone else recall them?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,TB
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 12:48 PM

Mike Evans - of course, sorry - it was cos of the Harris Tweed Jacket!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Hamish
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 12:56 PM

Honeybus are still gigging and Jon, who runs the great club in Amberley, plays fiddle and mandolin with them. He tells me they're quite big on the continent. Not sure you'd call them "rock" though: I Can't Let Maggie Go was pleasant.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 01:23 PM

"I always rated The Only Ones a cut above most of their contemporaries both musically and lyrically."

Are they the band who did Another Girl, Another Planet? That's one of my most hummed tunes, no idea why it was such an ear worm but it's gone the distance. The Only Ones have been catalogued in my mental filing system along with bands like Squeeze as too smart for their genre but not too smart for their own good.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: the Folk Police
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 01:25 PM

Alan, the Only Ones were a wonderful band. Possibly one of the best yet mentioned on this thread. "Even Serpents Shine" still sounds awesome.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 06:47 PM

Richard .
The Pretty things are a bunch of guys that are great fun to be with along with Arthur Brown and I have fond memories of being on the door for there Chislehurst Caves gigs back in the days beyond recall.

"The Caves were fun but they certainly put me in the front line with some true memorable and eventful on the night artists.
I remember J ,Beadle came out the caves & into the security hut has if he owned the place? and asked if we had a phone

I said No we aint the nearest is the Chislehurst station.
He huffed and puffed like a old Bull..
and clearly he was not impressed,
I gave up n the end and said
Jeramy. Here,s a phone you have been framed.
Soppy sod was not impressed again.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,ricky
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 03:17 PM

HUSTLER , what a great live band ,i had the oppertunity to join them ,on keys but i was in the fortunes at the time ,hustler were i beleive kicked off a european tour with queen and also quo for goin down too well as support,
EGG
QUINTESSENCE
STACKRIDGE
KINGDOM COME
NUCLEUS
MANTLE PEICE
the cardiacs
ONE POINT I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IS THE COMMENT THAT NON MUSOS LIKE TO MAKE ,"IF IT HADN'T OF BEEN FOR PUNK"
WELL WHILE SOME WAS OK ,IT WAS JUST AN EXCUSE FOR KIDS NOT TO HAVE LEARN AN INSTRUMENT AND GET ON STAGE ,it was an insult to any proper muso who had studied their instrument etc


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:02 PM

I remember seeing British rock band Cochise at pub on the banks of Thames in the 70s. They were heavily influenced by Neil Young. There was an American band called Redwing (or Red Wing) in the 70s. I wish I still had their album because, last time I checked, it hadn't made it to cd format yet.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:23 PM

Let's hear a lowd hurrah for HENRY COW, who ripped off Zappa's Uncle Meat / Burnt Weeney Sandwich etc. note for note but bypassed the integral humanity & humour to serve up a dessicated 6th form middle-class socialism that made about as much lyrical sense as Tales from Topographic Oceans. Great music though, and in Dagmar one of the best voices in rock n' roll...


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: the Folk Police
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 06:06 PM

"IT WAS JUST AN EXCUSE FOR KIDS NOT TO HAVE LEARN AN INSTRUMENT AND GET ON STAGE ,it was an insult to any proper muso who had studied their instrument etc"

Precisely the sort of attitude that made punk so essential. The kids stealing back primal rock 'n' roll raunch 'n' swagger from those people who had wrung the passion from rock music and left in its place a dessicated chin-stroking shell: all technical virtuosity and no damned soul.

Every now and then the kids have to kick out the jams ...


PS While we're at it, one of the best records of the 1970s: Modern Lovers


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: the Folk Police
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 06:13 PM

Rocket From the Tombs - Ain't It Fun


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 06:23 PM

"The kids stealing back primal rock 'n' roll raunch 'n' swagger from those people who had wrung the passion from rock music and left in its place a dessicated chin-stroking shell: all technical virtuosity and no damned soul."

It's hard to recollect the truth of those words now. By 1976 music was in Hotel California, the Eagles or Fleetwood Mac or whatever coked up, over produced millionaire's musical onanism was on offer. God bless the sweaty three-chord wonders that replaced them.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 07:53 AM

Marsupalami - first LP better than the second though.

Argent

Renaissance

Or are these three really 60s bands?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 08:04 AM

Thanks to "The Folk Police" for saying it for me far better than I could have.

Ricky - you are really quite wrong about the lack of musical ability in the 76/77 generation. Many were great musos - the point was that technical ability was no longer the prime factor in being able to get a band together.

I am proud to be both a muso and a first generation punk.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,bobgulfs
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:35 PM

Klaatuu


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,bobgulfs
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 07:37 PM

Pretty Thing


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 05:14 AM

Surely not all prog rock was as gutless as the Moody Blues, who I detested for exactly that reason. And surely not was all as tuneless as Jack Bruce's Lifetime, who I saw once in Nottingham (at the Palais). Each instrument ran via FX and controls into an Amcron D-C 300A which were about the biggest power amps available then, and the cacophony was dreadful.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 05:35 AM

"Surely not all prog rock was as gutless as the Moody Blues"

Despite my romantic attachment to the punk year zero approach and a healthly scepticism about the worse excess of the seventies (Glueman's beautifully descibed "Coked-up musical onanism") there was some wonderful (and in some cases wonderfully bonkers) music produced under the loose banner of "prog" - most of Van Der Graaf Generator's output, Hatfield annd the North's "The Rotter's Club", Matching Mole's "Little Red Record", King Crimson's "Red", "Starless & Bible Black" and "Lark's Tongue in Aspic", Gong's "Flying Teapot" trilogy, Egg's "The Polite Force", Steve Hillage's "Fish Rising"... and that's just for starters.

Having said that, there was also plenty of prog that was gutless, fussy, prissy and plain boring. No point in me naming names when there's so much good stuff to mine, though...


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,PeterBkk
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 11:35 PM

Thanks for some great memories.
From the pub circuit

Gonzalez

and my personal favorite

Kokomo


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,johnny prophet
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 12:22 AM

Head East, The real "Creed" who kicked everyones ass, not the new metal creed. Manfred Mann, Babies, Armageddon, Thin Lizzy, April Wine,
too many to mention but when i was saved from the devils hell i placed myself in through the sex drugs and booze which bred the stds and that attached garbage, (thank God, o.k. thank you Jesus after all you are Lord)I utilize the great musical experience of those types and the rest you referance as i worship You Lord from saving me from aids. They didn't have a name for it then. I dodged the bullet. I survived. The question is how do you find a woman who is dedicated and clean single who likes 70s' music who wants to serve God? it seems like they all have different names now. Let's as i was saying use that music style to praise Him. What ever is happening now is like kids practicing on us. Oh yeah Grand Funk, Pink floyd not forgotton, Zepplin, etc. Great music. I hate the new shit they call rock. 80s' punk put it to shame. At least they could play. My aunt told me they recycle the styles. She was right. Now straight legs are hip.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 06:37 AM

Any thoughts on the exquisite Prog Pop Morphings of the eighties in bands such as Level 42 and, perhaps best of all, It Bites? (Play loud!)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 06:50 AM

I quite liked the Moody Blues, but then again I was always an old softie at heart:-) Dare I mention the ultimate prog rock of Yes? I though Messers Hayward and Lodge did a fair job on some of the concept albums and were pretty misrepresented with the singles released from the albums. Worst of all being 'Knights in white satin' from Days of Future Past which I felt was, on the whole, a fair old attempt at bringing a bit of theatre into rock. Pretentious as that was...:-) Anyhow - That was 60's, not 70's so what am I on about?

Has anyone mentioned some of the Sweets heavier stuff? If you look at the singles it is pure bubble gum glam but some of the album stuff was decidedly raunchy. Not a forgotten band but certainlt a forgoten aspect of a band. Bringing us full circle to the Moody Blues:-)

Cheers

DeG


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 06:53 AM

BTW - and don't forget that in the 60s and 70s many of these bands were listened to with, how shall we put it, not quite full critical faculties;-)It's amazing how dull some of those concept albums become the next day!

D.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 09:02 AM

SO'P, I hope your revisionist demon isn't suggesting Level 42 were any good in a real sense. There are no parenthesise big enough to sugar that pill for an intelligent listener.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: glueman
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 09:10 AM

As anyone who'll stand me a pint will know, I consider Kate Bush to be the most consistent provider of conceptually based experimental progressive blues rock in the grand manner. Her last album Aerial is as near Prog for the masses as anyone is likely to get.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 12:05 PM

Forgotten being the key adjective here, again I don't see the Moody Blues, King Crimson or Thin Lizzy qualifying, as they are all still listened to, and have a catalog still in print.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 12:27 PM

Steve Hillage's "Fish Rising"

A very beautiful record; Dave Stewart's organ solo on Canterbury Sunrise is one the few truly transcendent moments in musical history.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Ade Macrow
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:04 PM

The ultimate travesty has to be the case of Stackridge. A hugely gifted bunch of West Country musicians, who delighted audiences throughout the UK with their witty, erudite, eccentric, poignant, rambunctious shows from 1971-76 and released five albums of material ranging from 1920s pastiches to cod-reggae to symphonic rock and onto progressive and much more.

Even had the legendary George Martin producing their third album but to little (commercial) avail.

They've happily been re-formed since 2007, have a 2009 Cd 'A Victory For Common Sense' available and are still enthralling audiences far and wide.

It's never too late to catch up on what you might have missed! See www.stackridge.net and www.zorgansgal@yahoogroups.com for further details and news about 2010 live dates and much more.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Acorn4
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:49 PM

It's great to see Stackridge reformed - used to love "Dora the Female Explorer"


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 02:03 PM

Many have said... but I'll say it again... the mighty STACKRIDGE! Probably the best kept secret in English rock (which I always tell people, and maybe this will be the year that someone listens to me!!).

Others? Well, there is the fabtastic Finnish band led by Mancunian Jim Pembroke, WIGWAM... and of course, the HATFIELDS.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 08:40 PM

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. A couple of these guys from Springfield MO continue on as the Garbonzos.

Black Oak Arkansas.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: brashley46
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 10:25 PM

FM, the Canadian band with Cam Hawkins, Ben Mink and that incomparable violinist Nash the Slash.

Cam resurrected the band a few years ago but they are not the same without Nash.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: theleveller
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 06:11 AM

I really used to like It's a Beautiful Day - especially Bombay Calling on the first album, which also had one of the best album covers ever. Still got my copy around somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: theleveller
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 06:12 AM

They were also one of the earliest rock bands to use a violin.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 06:29 AM

for some reason me and my mates really liked the only LP
from

"Longdancer"

can't remember why..

or why their name just randomly re-emerged in my head..????




There was also a bloody amazing early UK synth rock LP
on the Gull lable

Seventh Wave - "Things To Come"


my dad got both their LPs to show off his HiFi to his workmates.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 06:36 AM

correction,
just done some googling,
Longdancer released another earlier LP
we were completely unaware of at the time.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 04:40 PM

Late 70's into the 80's. Why hasn't anyone recalled "the Mac Lads"?

Frigid Pink?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Brakn
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 04:53 AM

Macc Lads were 80s.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 08:18 AM

Golden Earring are definitely still touring and still going strong, check live performance in the UK from last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSKleYxxkh4


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 06:47 AM

As a response to the comment "You need a damn good reason to play rock music over 40 years of age. That's what folk is for" and comments about pensioner rock here's a link to another thread which I'd subtitle 'Rock begins way after 40':

Blues thread. Opinions sought

Do have a listen as I could do with some feedback and you can either agree with glueman that us older folk should stick with folk, or agree with me that they don't have to! :)

Nick


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Ed Taylor
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 02:21 AM

There are classic rock stations in just about every major city. I'll bet they take requests.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 02:55 AM

Scanned the whole thread and I can't believe no-one's mentioned Vinegar Joe yet!!!

I never liked Elkie Brooks or Robert Palmer as solo artistes, but VJ was a great band live:

Vinegar Joe


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 04:49 AM

And Vinegar Joe featured Jim Mullen on guitar.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 11:50 AM

Not in the same class as Vinegar Joe, but the Kursaal Flyers are pretty well forgotten these days, unless (like my wife) you're from Canvey Island.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 09:01 PM

OK, here is some rock -n-roll bands from the 70's all but forgotten:
•        Detective
•        Widow Maker
•        Face Dancer
•        Legs Diamond
•        The Babys
•        Roadmaster
•        Piper
•        Flame
•        Starz
•        Klaatu
•        Earth Quake
•        The Rockets
•        Pat Travers
•        Shooting Star
•        Sea Level


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Clontarf83
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 11:27 PM

Not quite a rock band, but still remembered fanatically by a small cadre----Portsmouth Sinfonia


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: buddhuu
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 04:25 AM

STACKRIDGE! Saw them more times than I can recall. They did a great 'Old Grey Whistle Test' performance of 'Dancing on Air'. I think the vid is on Youtube somewhere...

String Driven Thing
Renaissance
Toad the Wet Sprocket (UK)
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
Wreckless Eric
Groundhogs
Hamsters
Cockney Rebel (circa Judy Teen, Human Menagerie, Psychomodo)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Wallace
Date: 22 Nov 10 - 06:53 PM

bankley wrote:

from Quebec:

Ville Emard Blues Band
Contraction
Toubabou
Harmonium
Octobre
L'Infonie
Offenbach
Dionysus
Mashmakan
Beau Dommage
Koma
Maneige
L'Orient d'O

...................................
I'm well-versed in the Quebec 70s scene yet am intrigued by KOMA - a band Ive never heard of till now.

Did they have a lp release?

Any info forthcoming?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 10 - 06:57 PM

brashley 46 wrote:

Perth County Conspiracy, the first band to use a synth live on stage, AFAIK, anyway. It was a really bulky Moog with three or four keyboards and took half the stage at Bathurst Street in Toronto where I heard them about 1972.

.................
Your thinking of Syrinx.
Perth County were folky-hippiecommune & no synths!

My friend was at their farm "commune" back in the day. Says there were a fair amount of jiggling breasts bared.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Ian Burdon
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 03:19 AM

On the internet, no band is completely forgotten no matter how hard you might try. Adding my thr'penny worth to thise worth remembering:-

Be Bop Deluxe
Soft Machine
National Health
Kahn
Gilgamesh
Doctors of Madness

and, big at the time but rarely mentioned these days, 10CC

Until recently I would have added Dr. Feelgood to the list but their memory has flickered again recently with Julien Temple's wonderful 'Oil City Confidential'.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 12:58 PM

Automatic Fine Tuning
and
Luigi Anada Boys


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: The Sandman
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 02:37 PM

Dr Squit and the Di rears


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,PatrickH
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 02:51 PM

Does anyone remember a British pub-rock band with two (2!) violins? I remember seeing them at the Univ. of Aston in Birmingham in 74-75. They opened for Roy Harper (who got into a fight that night with college security when they tried to interrupt Me and My Woman). Only song I remember was a rocked-out cover of Eleanor Rigby.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Zedder
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 02:00 PM

The band with 2 violins could have been "Its a Beautiful Day"


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: fat B****rd
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 03:05 PM

Audience
The Amazing Friendly Apple
John L Watson and the Web


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Joe Moran
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 04:35 PM

I was brought up in Southport,UK, and a kid a couple of years below me at school went on to be one of the great rock guitarists. His name was Ollie Halsall and he played with a number of bands in the 70s including Patto. Here's a sample of Ollie innovative guitar playing.



Patto Youtube link


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 04:37 PM

Rhinocerous- great power band,ferget if it was 60' s or 70's tho.
And Pearls Before Swine.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Wallace
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 06:11 PM

Lot of trash bands mentioned here but finally someone hits gold:

Ollie Halsall

One of the all-time best.
(I never cared for Patto, but Ollie was THE MAN.)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 10 - 10:42 PM

The original Skid Row where formed in Dublin in the late 60s which consisted of Brush Shields, Gary Moore and Noel Bridgeman completely differant band than thoses queers formed in 87. Moore sold the name in the 80s


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)
Date: 26 Dec 10 - 06:41 AM

Nazareth, they were a young Scottish rock band that had several hits in the UK in the early 1970s, and established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 07:57 PM

Stan Penticoff & The American Hearts


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 07:54 AM

Since this thread seems to have popped up again..

Brakn mentioned Fusion Orchestra. Yes I do remember them vividly at the Greyhound, more than once. Specifically their female singer who always wore a VERY nice outfit and did interesting things with mic stands. Then of course there was Hawkwind's Stacia, front woman extrordinaire....(pauses to throw a bucket of cold water over himself)

Phew, that's better. Heads Hands and Feet (Albert Lee!)
Kilburn & the Highroads - what happened to their lead singer?
The JSD Band, who deserved a lot more success than they got.
Companions of the Rosy Hour (well they were western swing really)
Ducks DeLuxe.
Mungo Jerry (not really forgotten, as long as any DJ still plays "In The Summertime"). Saw them in some sweaty dive when the record had just got to No. 1, therefore there were about 1000 punters in a room designed to hold about 80. Ray Dorset stood on a chair to play and sing, surrounded by desperate young ladies.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,hsa
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 12:22 PM

Funny this one should surface now as I've been spending the last few months reviewing my 70s records, putting the ones I still like onto CD and disposing of the rest (some benefit in liking obscure bands then!). Man who were mentioned right at the start of this thread turned out to (IMHO) be one of the few who had really stood the test of time so I started digging into their recent history. They split up in 1976 but reformed in 1983 and had been gigging mainly on the pub rock circuit ever since. They made 3 very good albums in the 90s - as their music was never categorisable it seems to have worked through the years - but guitarist Micky Jones died from a brain tumour last year. Deke Leonard went solo again prior to that and interestingly enough released a solo album about 5 years ago (Freedom and Chains) which is more in the folk/blues idiom than the rock idiom. Worth checking out if you like his songwriting in the 70s. There's a good website http://www.manband-archive.com/ if you fancy a trip down memory lane! There is a sort of "son of man" still gigging but I think Man as we knew it is now in the past. But lasted longer than many of the other bands mentioned here, even if relatively obscurely.

Ducks Deluxe as mentioned in the recent post of course featured Sean Tyla who was also in a band with Deke Leonard briefly in the early 80s (the Force).

I also remember Longdancer who were quite folky and I had both their albums. They were the first of Elton John's protegees on Rocket records.

Someone mentioned Mptt the Hoople - Ian Hunter has continued releasing records and performing until the current day. There was even a Mott the Hoople reunion gig or two a couple of years ago.

Couple of others I didn't notice mentioned but forgive me if this is repetition - Cockney Rebel (Steve Harley) and the original Blue who came out of the Marmalade.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: RolyH
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 01:12 PM

The JSD Band were very underrated. Thier second "black" album could have been a folk/rock classic. They hailed from the north of Scotland. Saw them at the Rainbow when they were support band to Status Quo! circa 1972

Ahhh memories.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,IL Angelus
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 04:15 AM

The band ANGEL with it powerful Synths and heavy riffs and outrageous costumes and scene.Too much for Rock´s appetite of guitar heroes and less keyboards.Long Live ANGEL!!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: josepp
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 11:15 PM

Is no one going to mention Amon Duul? or Neu? or Cluster & Eno (if we're going to call them classic rock but then if we're going to called Throbbing Gristle classic rock I suppose we can).


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: josepp
Date: 13 Aug 11 - 01:45 PM

A lot of people keep mentioning Gentle Giant. I actually saw them open for Renaissance, if you can believe that. This was at Ford Auditorium in Detroit in the late 70s. It changed my life. Gentle Giant absolutely rocked. I had never heard anything like it before. Renaissance was great too. You can't listen to Annie Haslam's voice at 120 dB and not have an epiphany or two but Gentle Giant changed the very way I looed at rock music and music in general.

But were they techno-rock? They often got lumped with Genesis and ELP but in many ways had more in common with Steeleye Span. There really was no other band like them and I bought every album--first to last. Today, I have most of them on CD including several live bootlegs.

Techno-rock belonged to the British. The Germans to a lesser extent. I enjoyed Triumvirate even though they were an ELP retread--at times sounding more like ELP than ELP. But the British owned that genre.

North America made some forays into techno-rock but I found it hopelessly inadequate. Kansas, of course, was the main one. Never could stand Kansas. I thought they were bloody fucking horrible. "Dust in the Wind" was about as profound as what comes out of a soggy fortune cookie--not to insult soggy fortune cookies. And how I hated the violin sound they had.

Another American techno-rock band was Starcastle who sounded something ELP after being neutered by a combine. Like Kansas, I never bought one of their albums. You truly could not have given me one and I had over a thousand slabs of vinyl in those days. That leaves Rush. While I did like some of Rush's stuff (and admittedly had one Rush album), I still was not a big fan and never saw them live. I saw both ELP and Genesis. Same with King Crimson.    Never saw Triumvirate. I saw Kraftwerk--that was cool. I actually saw Karl Rodelius of Cluster once. Saw Ultravoxx. Saw Gary Numan. Saw Bowie but he was playing organ for Iggy.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Rattler
Date: 13 Aug 11 - 07:16 PM

I can't believe we've come this far without mentioning Mandrake Paddlesteamer, but frankly, I don't remember much about them. I think it was Albertos e los Trios Paranoias who were booed offstage at Sheffield City Hall for using a pneumatic road drill that some considered un-musical, but of course not everyone understands art.

My favourite group to challenge all musical convention (or perhaps they were just seriously disturbed) was Faust. Their debut album was a thing of beauty in clear vinyl with a ghostly hand wafting through it. Truly weird and largely incomprehensible, it still lurks in some dark corner of my mind and brings a smile when I recall it, though I don't think it was meant to be humorous. We did take it all rather seriously at the time! RB


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: josepp
Date: 13 Aug 11 - 07:32 PM

One of the weirdest pop/rock groups of the 70s was White Noise. I remember buying Black Mass: An Electric Storm and pretty much wore the grooves off it in the first 6 months. It was typically European in its taste unlike, say, Captain Beefheart who could only be from America. another group I liked a lot were the Residents from San Francisco. All the Ralph Records groups were great like Chrome and Tuxedo Moon. Yello got their start on Ralph Records.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Wizz1
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 02:12 PM

Don't think I have seen mention of:

Third Ear Band (did festivals and the like including Reading '71 and the

Blind Faith Hyde Park Concert)

Black Widow - Saw them at an all night gig supporting Deep Purple at the Romford Odeon

Sam Apple Pie - Were great live


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Allan C.
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 09:05 AM

One of my all time favorite singles is "Mongoose" by the Elephant's Memory.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,David
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 09:35 AM

Sad to report that Clive John [aka Clint Space ] the keyboard player with Man and formerly of the Bystanders in the mid 60s, died in Swansea earlier this week after a long illness. He will be much missed .John Pugwash Weathers the drummer with Man and Gentle Giant led the public tributes to this very popular and talented musician.
David


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 10:34 PM

Bacon Fat

Early Southern California blues band with Rod Piazza and Richard Innes, among others.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 11 - 05:07 PM

can someone help this is driving me crazy need to know a 70's band who had a song i think called 'the snake' chorus 'here comes the snaaaakkeeee...watch out here it comes' doing my head in any help appreciated


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 08 Dec 11 - 04:07 AM

The Pink Fairies - and here they are doing it on John Peel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvbJopqBjmY&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,GUEST, AP
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 10:16 PM

"One of my all time favorite singles is "Mongoose" by the Elephant's Memory."

HA! Thank you Alan. I played guitar on that. For you and anyone else who may be interested Stanley Bronstein, who led the band along with the late Rick Frank, is not in a good way. Sweet Relief has a fund set up for him here:

https://www.sweetrelief.org/program/stanley-bronstein-fund/


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Bizibod
Date: 30 Jun 12 - 03:31 PM

Wild Turkey !
At the Boat Club, Nottingham....
"Yesterdays's tomorrow is tomorrow's yesterday"...


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Jun 12 - 04:03 PM

There was a Brum band called City Boy. a bit like 10cc.

Pat Travers supported SAHB. Zappa was still on the road. I used to work with a guy called brian Crane, who had been in a band called paper Bubble - folk rock a bit like the Strawbs.

There also the Steve Gibbons/Ricky Cool and the Icebergs crowd around Moseley and Nic Toczek's band Ulterior Motives and Mobile Workshop.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 30 Jun 12 - 04:08 PM

no one mentioned mountain yet? i see them a few years ago.very good.
has anyone else seen out of darkness.disbanded now.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 30 Jun 12 - 04:12 PM

Classic footage of the Third Ear Band in 1970. Watch & be amazed that such a band ever walked the earth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4MtYYotUO4


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Tangledwood
Date: 30 Jun 12 - 06:22 PM

It should just be pointed out that the thread title is "Forgotten rock bands of the 70s". There should therefore have been no further posts. What has been listed here is "Remembered rock bands of the 70s".


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: PHJim
Date: 01 Jul 12 - 12:53 AM

Has anyone mentioned Joe Hall & The Continental Drift?
How about Max Mouse (Cris Cuddy) & The Gorillas?

Both Joe and Cris live in the Peterborough area and are active on the music scene.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: josepp
Date: 01 Jul 12 - 09:21 PM

Ah, just bought Atomic Rooster's first album on CD. Had it on vinyl. Brings back memories.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: cooperman
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 04:42 AM

Anyone remember a band called (I think) Peaches. I had a great song on tape called Street Fighting Man (I think). Lost the tape but it went 'in Piccadilly ..Oh it ain't no joke finding your way round in the smoke, I'm a street fighting man'


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: David C. Carter
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 01:05 PM

There was the band"High Tide".One of the first bands to use electric violin/Simon House.Their music has been re-issued on CD form.

"Sea Shanties",Their first album,was enough to blow you away!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: cooperman
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 08:59 AM

Oh yes, deffo, High Tide - Sea Shanties, magnificent. And amazing artwork. I really had forgotten that one!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 02:59 PM

Bizibod mentioned Nottingham Boat Club and Oggie listed Brewers Droop The ONLY Rock Gig I EVER attende was The Droop at N B C when I drove Steve Darrington ( Keyboards and Accordian) up from High Wycombe in
'73 .


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Junker Barlow
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 06:25 PM

Barclay James Harvest............... dear God, mogadon made audible zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Nov 14 - 09:03 AM

nick pickett and the john dummer band


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 02 Nov 14 - 09:15 AM

We had some good ones in the Washington D.C. area: Grin, Roy Buchanan and the Snake Stretchers, Bill Holland and Rent's Due, Sageworth and Drums and a few others whose names I've....forgotten.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 02 Nov 14 - 12:49 PM

I met Edgar Broughton the other day at the BBC. Great Bloke and a good songwriter. He's playing solo a lot now. No demons driven out now.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Joe Offer-missing messages
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 09:38 PM

Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Wally
Date: 18 Jan 15 - 02:13 PM

Good Habit were one of the best bands that never made it. Used to see them at the Albemarle in Harold Hill. Special mention for Zorch.




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: michaelr
Date: 18 Jan 15 - 06:45 PM

Nice to see my old thread still going.




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: beeliner
Date: 18 Jan 15 - 07:20 PM

It's an oxymoronic thread.

If they're remembered they're not forgotten.




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 19 Jan 15 - 02:28 AM

Hi Pete from Seven Stars (should that just be Footscray now) Out Of Darkness, yes they were certainly forgotten - but now I have remembered! They played at Phun City (near Worthing UK) in 1970 sharing the bill with the likes of The Pretty Things, Pink Faries, MC5, Michael Chapman and loads mote I remember them being good but never heard of then again after that.




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 Jan 15 - 05:41 AM

its funny how few of these bands remembered are punk bands - considering how big punk was.

i think the the thing is that these bands aren't remembered much - still it was forty years ago!

i'm seeing Paul Downes at the Sunray this thursday. must be forty odd years ago i first saw Downes and Beer , and the Arizona Smoke Review - not long after.

my birthday today - christ! i feel old....




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: David C. Carter
Date: 19 Jan 15 - 07:06 AM

A Big happy Birthday To you Big Al.




David




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 19 Jan 15 - 07:18 AM

Al - of course most bands from all eras and genres are easily forgettable

.... especially at a certain stage in life when it's often a struggle to even remember the names of friends and relatives....

10 years ago I still had an encyclopedic memory for music and culture general knowledge..

Now it's diminished to not even being able to remember my favourite bands and artists when asked to list them....


oh well...




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 19 Jan 15 - 01:57 PM

Like 99% of 70's music, if it's forgotten it's best to stay forgotten!




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 19 Jan 15 - 03:29 PM

Van de Graaf generator were always good
Saw caravan on - Ready for the eighties tour.
Took my wife's young brother with us to see Ian Dury and the blockheads- We were horrified when he started to join in the chorus of - fucking Aida. Luckily he never repeated it.




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Nick
Date: 19 Jan 15 - 06:13 PM

Aardvark




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 19 Jan 15 - 07:13 PM

I see out of darkness a few times. That sort of gospel rock was quite revolutionary at the time. I have a live cd of them from celebration club, gillingham.




Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Joseph Scott
Date: 22 Jan 15 - 01:03 PM

"PS While we're at it, one of the best records of the 1970s: Modern Lovers"

There we go.

Bootsy's Rubber Band mixed rock with funk and '70s Bootsy is still well worth a listen (he was more important than e.g. George Clinton or Eddie Hazel imo). Foghat are underrated (Talking Heads got their arrangement of "Take Me To The River" from them).

Of the bands who really have anything to do with folk, I vote for Steeleye Span. Honorable mention to lead guitarist Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd for honestly not knowing what key "Sweet Home Alabama" was in, now that's folk.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Eno's Everything
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 07:00 AM

Many well known bands have been put forward as being obscure or forgotten . It's amazing that bands such as KING CRIMSON and GENTLE GIANT should be submitted...The most impressive statistic that I'VE been able to gauge thus far is that STACKRIDGE are winning "THE BEST REMEMBERED FORGOTTEN BAND POLL" quite convincingly... What a band they were and possibly still are as I have a feeling they still rally round together for a nostalgic gig... I have a few names to offer up from the seventies...P.F.M ( or Premiata Forneria Marconi if you like ), Tom Rapp's American outfit PEARLS BEFORE SWINE - there are at least two stunning tracks on THE USE OF ASHES album , THE JAMES GANG - another U.S.outfit with Joe Walsh leading them in their early years and the late Tommy Bolin taking over a little later... JACKSON HEIGHTS and BRIAN DAVISON'S EVERY WHICH WAY...both bands led by the lads from THE NICE who weren't Keith Emerson ( the same two lads would be jilted again by a keyboard player when Patrick Moraz buggered off from REFUGEE to join YES )... It's great recalling some of these old groups who supplied me with thousands of hours of pleasure.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,#
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 10:03 AM

"Forgotten rock bands of the 70s"

If they're forgotten, how come so many people remember them?


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 10:13 AM

Thank goodness for flashbacks or I wouldn't remember any of them.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Ed T
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 11:56 AM

Marmalade 


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 12:51 PM

..brilliant thing about the internet age
is all the genuinely obscure 70s bands that are being unearthed in quantity
on 'unofficial' OCD music enthusiasts blog sites...

Meanwhile, the previously shelved tapes for the scrapped 2nd LP by Fields
[the Rare Bird offshoot]
has just been officially released on CD..

That's a very pleasant surprise...😎


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: BrendanB
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 10:50 AM

Anyone remember the Flock. They were an American band with the unique selling point of being led by a violinist. If I could summon up the energy I would get off my backside and go and find what I believe was their only album released in England. It's among all the others somewhere.
I've got a story about a Marmalade gig....


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,#
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 10:54 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flock_%28band%29

Wiki article about The Flock.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,#
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 11:01 AM

PS YouTube has a number of cuts by The Flock.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Blandiver (Astray)
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 11:53 AM

Not just any old violinist - but Jerry Goodman himself, who later contributed to John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Still love this one after all these years:

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Meeting Of The Spirits


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 03:48 PM

Yes, I remember the flock, have the cd, and the vinyl single, tired of waiting.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Ed T
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 04:24 PM

Early USA girl band, the Cake.

The Cake 


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: Ed T
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 04:38 PM

Well, three years short of being a 70s band:)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Apr 15 - 02:36 AM

Yes Pete, The Flock's Kinks cover, "Tired of Waiting" was great. I had it on one of those "Loss Leaders" compilations, along with -- oh wait, flashback --


-- another band called IF -- "Reaching Out On All Sides", great song!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 24 Apr 15 - 12:22 PM

I did not know IF, though I recognised the name, but I am at present enjoying them on you tube. Reminds me a bit of soft machine.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Grahame Hood
Date: 12 Aug 15 - 03:53 PM

Am in the process of writing an article for Shindig on the JSD Band, it's amazing how many gigs they did in the UK between 72 and 74. I am in touch with Sean and Jim.I saw them three times in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They were (along with a next door neighbour lending me the Incredible String Band's 5000 spirits album for getting me into progfolk.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Sumerian Kynges
Date: 12 Aug 15 - 07:18 PM

Vinegar Joe were a great band. How about Gong ? Even in the time of bonkers they were bonkers !


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 12 Aug 15 - 07:44 PM

Bonkers most definitely - but certainly never forgotten...

Back in the late 70s in our provincial psilocybin mushroom munching region of Scrumpyshire
we never saw any contradictions whatsoever in being in a heavily Gong influenced teenage punk rock band.....

In fact Gong & Hillage LPS were our favourite late night and early morning soundtrack music for blissed out shagging
after we'd worked up a sweat pogoing all evening in skittle alleys to the Damned & the Clash.....😜


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Colin W
Date: 13 Aug 15 - 02:56 PM

Anyone remember T2 - great prog/power trio. Saw them at Romford Odeon (really) supporting Black Widow and Deep Purple.

Others that come to mind:

Spontaneous Combustion
Illusion (most of the original Renaissance)
McDonald and Giles (ex King Crimson)
Eclection
Jade Warrior

And another mention for the marvellous Rare Bird!


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Tuesmith
Date: 13 Aug 15 - 03:14 PM

Five years ago, on this thread, I mentioned 70s band "Redwing".
Here they are playing Jimmie Rodger's "California Blues".

"Redwing sing Jimmie Rodgers


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: oggie
Date: 14 Aug 15 - 01:49 PM

Kursaal Flyers, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Sailor, Split Enz, Geordie, Fanny, Deaf School, The Adverts.

Memories of too many college gigs :)


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 14 Aug 15 - 03:26 PM

Has anyone mentioned the groundhogs yet. I heard cherry red on planet rock last week. And still awed after all these years. Not sure, but I think I heard that t s McPhee is unable to play now. ...split...is a classic IMO.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 15 - 05:42 PM

Don't know this works, but I was there, and those sorts of schedules are impossible, T.Rex came on immediately after Faces to a barrage of boos: "You've probably seen me on Top Of The Pops". Personally, I wanted more of Faces, but Bolan worked it round, and was accepted well, after a good gig


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Corn Field
Date: 15 Aug 15 - 07:25 AM

The Electric Prunes
The Flock
The Buckinghams


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Joseph Scott
Date: 15 Aug 15 - 02:59 PM

Good memories (band not mentioned yet):
"2 4 6 8 Motorway" Tom Robinson Band


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST, Paul Slade
Date: 15 Aug 15 - 03:13 PM

Throughout 2014, I maintained a daily Twitter feed giving extracts from my old diaries as a music fan. These cover the period from 1975 to 1981, an era which included the heyday of UK pub rock, punk and ska. I've since collected the whole stream, supplemented by some much longer gig reviews, here: Moshpit Memories.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Corn Field
Date: 16 Aug 15 - 07:26 AM

The Blues Project, Sea Train, Blood, Sweat and Tears were all closely connected.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Corn Field
Date: 16 Aug 15 - 07:27 AM

The Blues Project
Sea Train
Blood, Sweat and Tears

These were interconnected bands.


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 16 Aug 15 - 09:08 AM

many of the bands listed here are actually household names in some ..errrrmmm... houses....

The truly forgotten 1970s bands are the ones a lot of us played in... 😜


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 16 Aug 15 - 01:25 PM

Ah, Seatrain, now you're talking!
And, strong folkie connections.
Peter Rowan and Richard Greene both played with Bill Monroe.
How's that for sound credentials!

The track below sounds terrific. I know George Martin produced one of their albums.

Seatrain


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Subject: RE: Forgotten rock bands of the 70s
From: GUEST, Paul Slade
Date: 16 Aug 15 - 05:03 PM

The truly forgotten 1970s bands are the ones a lot of us played in... 😜

I've still got an August 1974 clipping from the NME gig guide which lists, among others, Byzantium, Strewth, Plod and The Winkies. Whatever happened to them?


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