Year One

Year One were an American art-rock band from Miami that released an eponymous double-album on self-press Year One Productions in 1971. Members: Vincent James DeMeo [aka Jim DeMeo] (guitar, vocals), Gregory Scott Kimple [aka Greg Kimple] (drums, vocals), David Robert Robbins [aka Bob Robbins] (bass, vocals), Mario Anthony Russo [aka Mario Russo] (keyboards, vocals) Discography: […]

Elf

Elf was an American hard-rock band that released a self-titled 1972 album on Epic, followed by the 1974/75 MGM albums Carolina County Ball and Trying to Burn the Sun. They were a frequent opening act of Deep Purple, whose bassist, Roger Glover, produced Elf’s three albums. Singer Ronnie James Dio joined guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in […]

Bloontz

Bloontz were an American hard-rock band from Houston that released a self-titled album on small-press Evolution in 1973. Members: Zenobia (choir), Tony Braunagel (drums), Andy Chapman (vocals), Jimmy Don (guitar), Margaret Dorn (choir), Mike Montgomery (keyboards), Terry Wilson (bass), Sharon Redd (choir), David L. Kealey (guitar), Steve Radney (guitar), Linda Lawley (choir) Discography: Bloontz (1973)

Bloodrock

Bloodrock was an American hard-rock band that released six studio albums and a live double-LP on Capitol between 1970 and 1974. Members: Nick Taylor (guitar, vocals), Ed Grundy (bass, vocals), Stevie Hill (keyboards, vocals), James Rutledge (drums, vocals, 1969-72), Lee Pickens (guitar, vocals, 1969-72), Rick Cobb (drums, vocals, 1970-73), Warren Ham (vocals, wind, 1972-75), Randy […]

Bull Angus

Bull Angus was an American hard-rock band that released the 1971–72 Mercury albums Bull Angus and Free for All. Singer Franke Previte resurfaced in Eighties yacht-rockers Franke & The Knockouts. Members: Geno Charles (drums), Larry LaFalce (lead guitar, vocals), Dino Paolillo (lead guitar, vocals), Frankie Previte (vocals, recorder, percussion), Ron Piccolo (organ, piano, vocals), Lenny […]

Felt

Felt were an American hard-rock/psych band from Arab, Ala., that released a self-titled album in 1971. Members: Mychael John Thomas (guitar, vocals), Mike Neel (drums), Tommy Gilstrap (bass), Stan Lee (guitar), Allan Dalrymple (keyboards) Discography: Felt (1971)

Granicus

Granicus were an American hard-rock band from Cleveland that released a self-titled album in 1973. Members: Joe Battaglia (drums), Wayne Anderson (guitar), Dale Bedford (bass), Woody Leffel (vocals, guitar), Al Pinelli (guitar) Discography: Granicus (1973) Thieves, Liars, and Traitors (2010, recorded 1973–74)

Thunderpussy

Thunderpussy were an American art-rock trio from Quincy, Ill., that released the album Documents of Captivity on MRT in 1973. Members: Steven Jay Morris (vocals, guitar, synthesizers), Ben Russell (vocals, bass, flute), George Jake Tutko (drums, percussion, marimba) Discography: Documents of Captivity (1973)

Ram

Ram were an American art-rock band from N.Y.C. that released the album Where? (In Conclusion) on Polydor in 1972. Members: Dennis Carbone (piano, vocals), John Demartino (saxophone, flute, clarinet), Ralph Demartino (guitar, vocals), Michael Rodriguez (bass, vocals), Steeler (drums) Discography: Where? (In Conclusion) (1972)

Ramatam

Ramatam was an American hard-rock band that released two albums on Atlantic: Ramatam (1972) and In April Came the Dawning of the Red Suns (1973). Members: April Lawton (lead guitar), Mitch Mitchell (drums), Mike Pinera (guitar), Russ Smith (bass, vocals), Tommy Sullivan (keyboards, reeds, vocals), Jimmy Walker (percussion, vocals) Background Ramatam formed in 1971 when […]

GoodThunder

GoodThunder were an American hard-rock/psych band from Los Angeles that released a self-titled album on Elektra in 1972. Members: James Cahoon Lindsay (lead vocals, percussion), John Desautels (drums), David Hanson (guitar, vocals), Bill Rhodes (bass), Wayne Cook (keyboards) Discography: Goodthunder (1972)

Good God

Good God were an American jazz-rock band from Philadelphia that released a self-titled album on Atlantic in 1972. Members: Zeno Sparkles (guitar, vocals), Cotton Kent [aka Carlton Kent] (keyboards, saxophone, vocals) Greg Scott (saxophone), John Ransome (bass), Hank Ransome (drums, vocals) Discography: Good God (1972)

McLuhan

McLuhan were an American symphonic/jazz-rock band that released the album Anomaly on Brunswick in 1972. Members: David Wright (trumpet, vocals, narration, slide whistle), Paul Cohn (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute), Neal Rosner (bass guitar, lead vocals), John Mahoney (drums, vocals), Micahael Linn (drums), Dennis Stoney Philips (guitar, vocals), Tom ‘Tojza’ Laney (organ, piano, vocals), Bobby […]

Polyphony

Polyphony were an American symphonic-rock band that released the album Without Introduction on small-press Eleventh Hour in 1972. Members: Martin Ruddy (backing vocals, bass), Christopher Spong (drums), Craig Massey (vocals, organ, moog), Glenn Howard (vocals, guitars), Chatty Cooper (percussion) Discography: Without Introduction (1972)

Pre

Pre were an American symphonic-rock band from Kentucky that was active during 1973. The band recorded an album’s worth of material that was ultimately released two decades after the fact by archivists ZNR. Members: Alfred Collinsworth (acoustic guitar, vocals), Larry Collinsworth (guitar), Brian Paulson (keyboards), Steve DeMoss (bass, vibraphone, glockenspiel), Dwight Dunlap (drums) Discography: Pre […]

Chris Farlowe

Chris Farlowe is an English rock singer who surfaced in the R&B–beat boom with five 1962–65 singles on Decca and Columbia–EMI, which issued his 1966 debut album with backing band The Thunderbirds. He cut eleven singles through 1968 on Immediate Records and scored a UK No. 1 with the Rolling Stones song “Out of Time.” […]