Rabbitt

Rabbitt were a South African art-rock/pop band that was active for six years during the 1970s. Formed in 1972 by teenage guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Trevor Rabin, the band settled on a stable recording lineup in 1975 with the arrival of like-minded talent Duncan Faure. The band released three albums on the local Jo’Burg label between 1975 and […]

Sui Generis

Sui Generis were an Argentine folk-rock combo that recorded three studio albums and a two-volume live set between 1972 and 1975. The band were initially a duo comprised of keyboardist/vocalist Charly García and guitarist/vocalist Nito Mestre. The pair were augmented in the studio by assorted come-and-go players. Members: Charly García (keyboards, vocals), Nito Mestre (vocals, […]

Zbigniew Seifert

Zbigniew Seifert (June 6, 1946 — Feb. 15, 1979) was a 1970s Polish jazz-rock violinist who appeared on albums by Tomasz Stańko, Volker Kriegel, Jan “Ptaszyn” Wróblewski, Joachim Kühn, and Jasper van’t Hof during the first half of the decade. In 1974, he participated in the Hans Koller / Wolfgang Dauner super-project Kunstkopfindianer. Between 1976 and […]

Esperanto

Esperanto was a multi-national art-rock/flamenco ensemble, formed in Brussels by violinist Raymond Vincent (Wallace Collection) and pianist Bruno Libert. The project yielded three albums on A&M Records between 1973 and 1975, the first featuring English-born vocalist Glenn Shorrock, formerly of the Aussie pop acts The Twilights and Axiom. He soon found fame fronting the Little […]

Killing Joke

Killing Joke are an English post-punk/industrial band from Notting Hill that debuted with an EP on small-press Malicious Damage in 1979, followed by seven albums on EG between 1980 and 1988. Members: Jaz Coleman (lead vocals, keyboards), Paul Ferguson (drums, vocals, 1978-88), Geordie (guitar), Youth (bass, 1978-82), Paul Raven (bass, 1982-88, 1989-91), Martin Atkins (drums, […]

Tudor Lodge

Tudor Lodge was an English folk-rock trio from Reading, Berkshire, that released a self-titled album on Vertigo in 1971. Members: John Stannard (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, tambourine), Roger Strevens (1968-69), Lyndon Green (1969-72, 1980-88), Ann Steuart (1969-72, 1980), Linda Peters [aka Linda Thompson] (1972), Lynne Whiteland (1980-present) Tudor Lodge formed in 1968 as the duo of […]

Cornucopia

Cornucopia was a German symphonic-psych band that released the album Full Horn on Brain in 1973. Members: Wolfgang Kause (vocals), Wolfgang Bartl (bass, vocals), Christoph Hardwig (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Gaudes (drums, percussion, 12-string guitar), Kai Henrik Möller (guitar, vocals), Harry Koch (effects, percussion, vocals), Rudy Holzhauer (percussion) Cornucopia formed in Hamburg in 1972. None […]

Crack

Crack were a Spanish symphonic-rock band that released the album Si Todo Hiciera Crack on Chapa in 1979. Members: Alex Cabral (bass), Alberto Fontaneda (guitar, flute, vocals), Mento Hevia (keyboards, vocals), Manolo Jiménez (drums), Rafael Rodríguez (guitar) Crack was formed in the late 1970s by five young musicians from Gijón in the north-coast community of […]

Fuchsia

Fuchsia was an English folk-rock band from Exeter, Devon, that released a self-titled album on the Pegasus in 1971. Members: Tony Durant (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead vocals), Michael Day (bass), Michael Gregory (drums, percussion), Janet Rogers (violin, backing vocals), Madeleine Bland (cello, piano, harmonium, backing vocals), Vanessa Hall-Smith (violin, backing vocals) Background Fuchsia spun […]

Cleves

Cleves was a New Zealander psych-rock band that released a self-titled album on Festival-subsidiary Infinity in 1971. Members: Gaye Brown (bass, organ, vocals), Ron Brown (lead guitar, vocals), Rob Aicken (rhythm guitar, bass), Graham Brown (drums, 1968-1971), Vince Melouney (guitar, 1971), Ace Follington (drums, 1971) Background: The Clevedonaires Cleves revolved around the musical Brown siblings: […]

Arachnoïd

Arachnoïd were a French symphonic/space-rock band that released a self-titled album on Divox in 1979. It was later reissued by archivists Musea and has since become a holy grail of the nation’s ’70s scene, alongside releases by Ange, Atoll, Carpe Diem, Mona Lisa, Pulsar, and Shylock. Members: Patrick Woindrich (bass, guitar, vocals), Michel Pilot (rhythm […]

Living Force

Living Force were a New Zealander Latin-rock band that released a self-titled album on Atlantic in 1977. Members: Harvey Mann (guitar), Eddie Hansen (guitar), Murray Partridge (guitar), Ivan Thompson (keyboards), John Pepper (keyboards), Gary Clarke (bass), Matt Matepi (bass), Glen Absolum (drums), Mike Fisher (drums), Mona Hollguin (vocals) The roots of Living Force date back […]

Artcane

Artcane was a French symphonic-rock band that released the album Odyssée on Philips in 1977. Members: Alain Coupel (keyboards, synthesizer, vocals), Jack Mlynski (guitar, vocals), Stanislas Belloc (bass, vocals), Daniel Locci (drums, percussion) Odyssée Artcane assembled in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in 1973. They recorded their singular album, Odyssée, in 1976 and released it the following year […]

Dakila

Dakila were an American Latin-rock band from San Francisco that released a self-titled album on Epic in 1972. Members: David Bustamante (guitar), Bert Ancheta (guitar), Fred Ancheta (bass), Frank Magtota (drums), Romeo Bustamante (organ), Carlos Badia (congas), Michael Gopal (timbales) Dakila were assembled in the early 1970s by a group of Filipino-American cousins and brothers […]

Animal Nightlife

Animal Nightlife were an English sophisti-pop band from London that released a clutch of singles on Inner Vision circa 1982/83, followed by the album Shangri-la on Island in 1985. Members: Paul Waller (drums), Steve Shawley (bass), Steve “Flid” Brown (guitar), Steve Shanley (bass), Michael “Mac” McDermott (percussion), Declan John Barclay (trumpet), John Crichinson (piano), Billy […]

Città Frontale

Città Frontale were an Italian symphonic-rock band from Naples that released the album El Tor on Fonit in 1975. Members: Lino Vairetti (vocals, guitar, Mellotron, Jew’s harp), Gianni Guarracino (guitar, synthesizer, vocals), Enzo Avitabile (saxophone, flute, vocals), Paolo Raffone (keyboards), Rino Zurzolo (bass), Massimo Guarino (drums, percussion, vibraphone, vocals) Città Frontale originally formed in 1970 […]

Salty Dogg

Salty Dogg were a New Zealander art-pop band that released the album Love to Play and Sing on EMI in the Australasian market in 1977. Members: Mike Harvey (keyboards), Vic Williams (drums), Martin Winch (guitar), K.Chris Gunn (bass), Graham Chapman (vocals) Salty Dogg was assembled in 1975 by veteran writer/producer/keyboardist Mike Harvey and drummer Vic […]

Mezquita

Mezquita were a Spanish symphonic-rock band from Córdoba that released two albums on Chapa between 1979 and 1981. Members: José Rafael García (guitar, vocals), Rosca López (keyboards, vocals), Randy López (bass, percussion, vocals), Rafael Zorrilla (drums, percussion, vocals) Mezquita evolved from the hard-rock band Expresión, which recorded two album’s worth of material between 1972 and […]

Black Merda

Black Merda was an American soul-funk/psych band from Detroit that released a self-titled album on Chess in 1970, followed by a second as Mer-Da on Janus in 1972. Along with Funkadelic and Purple Image, the band was pivotal in bridging R&B and psych-rock at the dawn of the 1970s. Members: Anthony “Wolf” Hawkins (guitar), VC […]

Matching Mole

Matching Mole was an English jazz-rock band that released two albums on CBS in 1972. The band was formed by drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt after his departure from Soft Machine and featured fellow name-players of the Canterbury music scene. Members: Robert Wyatt (drums, vocals, piano, Mellotron), Phil Miller (guitar), Bill MacCormick (bass), Dave Sinclair (organ, piano, […]