Colosseum

Colosseum was an English brass-rock band that released the 1969 albums Those Who Are About to Die Salute You (Fontana) and Valentyne Suite (Vertigo). They were led by drummer Jon Hiseman and reedist Dick Heckstall-Smith, fellow travelers in the Graham Bond Organization and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. As an instigator of pop’s shift into maximalism, they […]

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, […]

Jody Grind

Jody Grind was an English psychedelic organ-rock trio that released the albums One Step On and Far Canal on Transatlantic in 1969/70. Members: Tim Hinkley (organ, keyboards), Ivan Zagni (guitar, 1968-69), Martyn Harryman (drums, 1968-69), Barry Wilson (drums, 1969), Pete Gavin (drums, 1969-70), Bernie Holland (guitar, bass, vocals, 1969-?), Louis Cennamo (bass) Background Jody Grind […]

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 […]

Renaissance

Renaissance are an English rock band that released eleven studio albums between 1969 and 1983. The original concept behind the name — a fusion of multi-century folksiness and ivory-laden classicism — was expanded and modernized over the years, culminating with the neon-powered, precision-fueled trio lineup of the early 1980s. They formed from the ashes of […]

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 […]