Steamhammer

Steamhammer was an English blues-rock band that released the 1969/70 albums Steamhammer (aka Reflection), MK II, and Mountains. Guitarist Martin Pugh assembled a new lineup for the 1972 release Speech on the German Brain label, featuring original Renaissance members Keith Relf and Louis Cennamo, who regrouped with Pugh in the 1975 A&M one-off Armageddon. Members: […]

Renaissance ‎– Renaissance (1969)

Renaissance is the debut album by the English symphonic-folk quintet of the same name, released in 1969 on the Island and Elektra labels. Tracklist: A1. Kings & Queens (10:56) A2. Innocence (7:07) B1. Island* (5:58) B2. Wanderer (4:02) B3. Bullet (11:20) 7″ version b/w The Sea Credits: Louis Cennamo — bass Jim McCarty — percussion, […]

Armageddon – Armageddon (1975)

Armageddon is the first and only album by English hard-rock supergroup Armageddon, released in 1975 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Buzzard” (8:16) A2. “Silver Tightrope” (8:23) A3. “Paths and Planes and Future Gains” (4:30) B1. “Last Stand Before” (8:23) B2. “Basking in the White of the Midnight Sun” (11:24) — | Warning Comin’ On — | Basking […]

Yardbirds

The Yardbirds were an English rock band that was initially active from 1963 to 1968. Sprung from the R&B/beat boom, they issued a string of singles noted for sonic innovations like harpsichord riffing (“For Your Love”), sitar-guitar tones (“Heart Full of Soul”), and explosive reverb effects (“Happenings Ten Years Time Ago”). They served as the […]

Armageddon

Armageddon were an English hard-rock band that released a self-titled album on A&M in 1975. The band featured ex-Yardbirds/Renaissance vocalist Keith Relf alongside former members of Steamhammer and Captain Beyond. Members: Keith Relf (vocals, harmonica), Martin Pugh (guitar), Bobby Caldwell (drums), Louis Cennamo (bass) Armageddon formed in late 1974 when Keith Relf teamed with guitarist […]