Racing Cars ‎– Weekend Rendezvous (1977)

Weekend Rendezvous is the second album by Welsh funk-rock band Racing Cars, released in 1977 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. Swampy (Down By the River) A2. Ticking Over A3. Didn’t I Tell You A4. Clever Girl A5. Weekend Rendezvous B1. Take Me From the City B2. Standing In the Rain B3. Backwater Road B4. High and […]

Quantum Jump – Barracuda (1977)

Barracuda is the second of two albums by experimental funk-rock combo Quantum Jump, released in 1977 by the Electric Record Company. The album alternates rhythmically convoluted passages with tempered numbers reflective of mastermind Rupert Hine‘s concurrent production work for Scottish trio Café Jacques. Tracklist: A1. Don’t Look Now A2. The Seance (Too Spooky) A3. Barracuda […]

Happy the Man ‎– Happy the Man (1977)

Happy the Man is the 1977 debut album by the American quintet of the same name. A primarily instrumental affair, the music ranges from lucid and pastoral to punctual and frenzied. Tracklist: A1. Starborne A2. Stumpy Meets the Firecracker in Stencil Forest A3. Upon the Rainbow (Befrost) A4. Mr. Mirror’s Reflection on Dreams A5. Carousel […]

Café Jacques ‎– Round the Back (1977)

Round the Back is the first of two albums by Scottish art pop/soul trio Café Jacques, released in 1977 on Epic/Columbia and produced by then-Quantum Jump keyboardist Rupert Hine. Genesis/Brand X drummer Phil Collins guests on four cuts. The album consists of nine originals plus a cover of “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of […]

Major Surgery

Major Surgery were an English instrumental quartet that was active during the late 1970s. Members: Jimmy Roche (guitar), Bruce Collcutt (bass), Don Weller (tenor sax), Tony Marsh (drums) Roche and Weller had both played with East of Eden amidst assorted other credits. The quartet issued The First Cut on their self-financed Next! imprint in 1977. […]

Camel – Rain Dances (1977)

Rain Dances is the fifth album by English jazz-rock/space-rock quartet Camel, released in 1977 on Gama/Decca. Tracklist: A1. “First Light” (5:00) A2. “Metrognome” (4:19) A3. “Tell Me” (4:07) A4. “Highways of the Sun” (4:30) B1. “Unevensong” (5:35) B2. “One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night” (5:54) B3. “Elke” (4:29) B4. “Skylines” (4:28) B5. […]

Charlie – No Second Chance (1977)

No Second Chance is the sophomoric longplayer by English rock band Charlie, released in 1977 on Janus. Tracklist: A1. “Johnny Hold Back” (4:18) A2. “Turning to You” (3:03) A3. “Don’t Look Back” (4:29) A4. “Pressure Point” (3:40) A5. “Thirteen” (6:18) B1. “No Second Chance” (4:44) B2. “Lovers” (6:27) B3. “Love Is Alright” (3:57) B4. “Guitar […]

Colosseum II – Electric Savage (1977)

Electric Savage is the second album by English jazz-rock/hard-rock quartet Colosseum II, released in 1977 on MCA. Tracklist: A1. Put It This Way (4:54) A2. All Skin & Bone (3:49) A3. Rivers (5:48) A4. The Scorch (6:02) B1. Lament (4:38) B2. Desperado (5:58) B3. Am I (4:15) B4. Intergalactic Strut (6:00) Credits: Bass – John […]