Metro ‎– Metro (1976)

Metro is the debut album by the English combo of the same name, released in 1976 on Transatlantic Records. The album would be the sole release of the trio lineup fronted by singer/songwriter Duncan Browne, who resumed his solo career the following year. Tracklist: A1. Criminal World A2. Precious A3a. Overture To Flame A3b. Flame […]

Ambrosia – Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled (1976)

Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled is the second album by American symphonic/art-rock band Ambrosia, produced by Alan Parsons and released in 1976 on 20th Century Records. A gala of sound and spectacle, the album spins with the xylophone gusts that course through “The Brunt” and the spiraling ivory of “Danse With Me George.” Earlier on, “Cowboy […]

Frob – Frob (1976)

Frob is the sole album by German instrumental four-piece Frob, released in 1976. Coursing throughout this release are the searing scales of guitarist Philippe Caillat and the machine-gun fills of drummer Peter Meuffels. “Flash” kicks off with a four-note bass gallop in D that is swiftly joined by snare-hyper drums, icy organ keys and the […]

White Summer

White Summer were a Chicago-area rock trio that was active during the mid-1970s. Members: Jimmy Watkins (lead vocals, guitar, drums, percussion), Rick Lowe (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), David Wheeler (bass, backing vocals) In 1976, the band self-released a homonymous longplayer. Recorded on a shoestring at Uncle Dirty’s Sound Machine Studio in Kalamazoo, Mich., […]

Heatwave – Too Hot to Handle (1976)

Too Hot to Handle is the 1976 debut album from U.K.-based American soul-funk sextet Heatwave. The rubbery strobe-light snap of “Boogie Nights” has become a dance-floor classic, while the evergreen bliss of “Always and Forever” rings eternal as a candlelight slow jam. Other highlights include the maj7 harmonized sweetness of “All You Do is Dial,” […]

Wiggy Bits

Wiggy Bits were an American rock quintet active during the mid-1970s. Comprised of alumni from psych-rockers The Illusion and ex-Blues Magoos/Barnaby Bye vocalist Peppy Castro, Wiggy Bits released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1976. Members: Peppy Castro [aka Emil Thielheim] (vocals), Richie Cerniglia (guitar), Mike Ricciardella (drums), Dennis Santiago (bass) Mike Maniscalco (keyboards) Harnessing […]

10cc ‎– How Dare You! (1976)

How Dare You! is the fourth album by English quartet 10cc. Released in 1976, the album sees the four members divide into the exclusive songwriting partnerships of Gouldman/Stewart and Godley/Creme. The latter pair would leave the band soon after the release of this album. Most of the album’s songs are written in through-composed form.  A1. […]

Teddy Lasry ‎– e=mc² (1976)

E=mc² is a 1976 album by French multi-instrumentalist Teddy Lasry. The recording is self-contained, save for the contributions of percussionist André Ceccarelli and Magma bassist Jannick Top, who each help on two tracks. Musically, the album consists of beaming, oscillating Space Age instrumentals. Tracklist: A1. Life A2. Quasar A3. Earth A4. Nebular B1. Birth of […]