Category: 1973

Exile - Exile

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This really is a dynamite LP from Exile, rooted in the Midwest style of bands like Jo Jo Gunne, REO…

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Doobie Brothers - The Captain And Me

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I am biased, there’s not a dud song on this album one iota, there’s enough to suggest that perhaps The…

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Golden Earring - Moontan

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Golden Earring have been a Dutch institution for much of their career, and with this album, it was arguably their…

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Cirkus - One

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British band Cirkus have been compared to Spring, Cressida and Fantasy, they were forward thinking and a couple years ahead…

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Fruupp - Future Legends

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This is a band that called Northern Ireland home, the oddly named Fruupp, indeed, on their debut had all the…

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Forest Green - Forest Green

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Oddly referred to a jazz rock or fusion band, Forest Green’s full-range sound was really much more than that, fusing…

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The Faces - Ooh La La

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The Faces was guitarist Ronnie Lane’s baby and even without Rod Stewart’s over-riding influence it’s still quintessential Faces, trademarked alcohol…

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Jane - Here We Are

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Often compared to Pink Floyd and fellow countrymen Eloy, Jane live up to their spacey reputation with a dense organ…

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Cat Stevens - Foreigner

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This record can be seen as a transition between Cat Stevens spirited pop and his desire to break-free from constraints…

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)

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As debut albums go this is a stellar release from Lynyrd Skynyrd, a mix of blues, hard rock, bluegrass and…

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Mott The Hoople - Mott

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Mott The Hoople demonstrate themselves as a band finally full of confidence in their own abilities.

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Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star

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What Todd Rundgren’s vision was back in 1973 was anybody’s guess but he produced an album so rich and diverse…

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Azteca - Pyramid Of The Moon

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A Santana spin-off, Azteca put out a couple of albums between 1972 and 1973. The band featured the Escovedo brothers…

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Free - Heartbreaker

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Free were one of the great early English hard rock bands, and despite the trying circumstances during recording, quality-wise it…

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Granicus - Granicus

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How to describe the shortlived Granicus? In a nutshell – relentless wailing soaring riffing guitars, loud frenetic drumming and super…

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Renaissance - Ashes Are Burning

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‘Ashes Are Burning’ remains the pinnacle of the Renaissance catalog and should find a place in every serious prog collection.

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Blue Ash - No More No Less

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Described as one of the great lost bands of the 70’s, Blue Ash come from the same school of power-pop…

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Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie

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Cockney Rebel were part of that wonderful glam period, but rather than adopt the ‘Bricklayers in drag’ look, they took…

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Lazarus - A Fool'S Paradise

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In parts, Lazarus have moved into early Doobie Brothers territory, whilst still retaining huge vocal melodies and lush orchestrated pieces.

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Hamlet - Hamlet

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The music of Hamlet is lock step with other bands of the era such as Badfinger, in other words, quality…

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Zz Top - Tres Hombres

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This was the album though that paved the way for Texan boogie legends ZZ Top to attain the heights they…

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Queen - Queen

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This debut album from Queen saw the beginning of one of the most iconic rock bands in history, apart from…

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Uriah Heep - Sweet Freedom

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‘Sweet Freedom’ would be the first of the Uriah Heep albums to show a commercial angle, which they would pursue…

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Robin Trower - Twice Removed From Yesterday

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In March 1973, British guitarist Robin Trower released this debut solo LP. It set in motion what would follow a…

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