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Forgotten rock bands of the 70s

michaelr 21 Feb 10 - 05:20 PM
Nick 21 Feb 10 - 05:29 PM
michaelr 21 Feb 10 - 05:50 PM
Spleen Cringe 21 Feb 10 - 06:08 PM
Nick 21 Feb 10 - 06:13 PM
michaelr 21 Feb 10 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 21 Feb 10 - 06:25 PM
Nick 21 Feb 10 - 06:27 PM
michaelr 21 Feb 10 - 06:42 PM
Beer 21 Feb 10 - 07:20 PM
mousethief 21 Feb 10 - 07:39 PM
brashley46 21 Feb 10 - 07:45 PM
Brakn 21 Feb 10 - 08:04 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 21 Feb 10 - 08:05 PM
Brakn 21 Feb 10 - 08:12 PM
Richard Bridge 21 Feb 10 - 08:43 PM
Wesley S 21 Feb 10 - 08:47 PM
GUEST 22 Feb 10 - 12:51 AM
Lonesome EJ 22 Feb 10 - 01:33 AM
Smedley 22 Feb 10 - 07:04 AM
Dave the Gnome 22 Feb 10 - 07:23 AM
Dave the Gnome 22 Feb 10 - 07:25 AM
Smedley 22 Feb 10 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,bankley 22 Feb 10 - 07:40 AM
Dave the Gnome 22 Feb 10 - 07:42 AM
GUEST,Neil D 22 Feb 10 - 08:16 AM
Jack Blandiver 22 Feb 10 - 08:18 AM
Smedley 22 Feb 10 - 08:20 AM
mrmoe 22 Feb 10 - 09:10 AM
Dave the Gnome 22 Feb 10 - 09:20 AM
Sven Baserat 22 Feb 10 - 09:53 AM
Becca72 22 Feb 10 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,David E. 22 Feb 10 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,HiLo 22 Feb 10 - 10:43 AM
Jack Blandiver 22 Feb 10 - 11:08 AM
Acorn4 22 Feb 10 - 11:14 AM
alanabit 22 Feb 10 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 22 Feb 10 - 11:30 AM
GUEST,kenny 22 Feb 10 - 11:31 AM
Banjiman 22 Feb 10 - 11:36 AM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 22 Feb 10 - 11:43 AM
GUEST, Sminky 22 Feb 10 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,eric the viking 22 Feb 10 - 12:03 PM
Bainbo 22 Feb 10 - 12:24 PM
GUEST, Sminky 22 Feb 10 - 12:34 PM
Nick 22 Feb 10 - 12:45 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 mhnttt-R, 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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