Argent was an English art-rock band that released six studio albums and a live double-LP on Epic between 1970 and 1975, followed by a seventh on RCA. They were the namesake of ex-Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent. On their first five albums, Argent was a four-piece with singer/guitarist Russ Ballard, who found success outside the band […]

Argent ‎– Argent (1970)

Argent is the debut album by the namesake English art-rock/pop foursome, released in 1970 on Epic. Recorded a year after the band evolved from the ashes of The Zombies, the album bears some of that band’s hallmarks, as heard in the breathy, haunted vocals and smooth, frontal keyboards of “Schoolgirl” and “Dance in the Smoke.” […]

Leo Sayer ‎– Silverbird (1973)

Silverbird is the debut album by English vocalist/performer Leo Sayer, released in 1973 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Innocent Bystander” (3:02) A2. “Goodnight Old Friend” (2:49) A3. “Drop Back” (3:20) A4. “Silverbird” (1:19) A5. “The Show Must Go On” (3:30) A6. “The Dancer” (4:28) B1. “Tomorrow” (4:12) B2. “Don’t Say It’s Over” (3:14) B3. “Slow Motion” (1:45) […]

Russ Ballard ‎– Winning (1976)

Winning is the second solo album by English musician/songwriter Russ Ballard, released in 1976 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Winning” (3:39) A2. “Halloween” (3:53) A3. “A Song for Gail (What Have We Got Her Into?)” (4:33) A4. “Fakin’ Love” (3:36) A5. “Since You Been Gone” (2:46) B1. “Just a Dream Away” (4:21) B2. “Here I Am” […]

Argent ‎– Nexus (1974)

Nexus is the fifth studio album by English symphonic/art-rock band Argent, released in 1974 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “The Coming of Kohoutek” (3:10) A2. “Once Around the Sun” (2:20) A3. “Infinite Wanderer” (3:02) A4. “Love” (3:51) A5. “Music From the Spheres” (8:10) B1. “Thunder and Lightning” (5:05) B2. “Keeper of the Flame” (6:02) B3. “Man for […]

Argent ‎– Ring of Hands (1971)

Ring of Hands is the second album by English art-rock foursome Argent, released in 1971 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Celebration” (2:52)* A2. “Sweet Mary” (4:05) A3. “Cast Your Spell Uranus” (4:29) A4. “Lothlorien” (7:50) B1. “Chained” (5:18) B2. “Rejoice” (3:44) B3. “Pleasure” (4:51) B4. “Sleep Won’t Help Me” (5:09) B5. “Where Are We Going Wrong” […]

Russ Ballard

Russ Ballard is an English musician and songwriter who recorded with the sixties beat groups The Roulettes and Unit 4 + 2. In 1969, he co-founded Argent with ex-Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent. He made five studio albums with the band and wrote their hits “Liar” and “God Gave Rock and Roll to You.” Concurrently, he […]