Posts Tagged ‘1970’

Argent – Dance In The Smoke

Posted: April 11, 2013 in Music, Rock
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Former Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent formed the band Argent in 1969, they released their debut self-titled album in 1970. Dance In The Smoke, written by Rod Argent & Chris White, is a track on their debut, plus, it is also a track on the CBS double sampler album Fill Your Head With Rock. The band on the recording are Rod Argent keyboards & vocals, Russ Ballard guitar & vocals, Jim Rodford bass, guitar & vocals and Robert Henrit drums.

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Gypsy – Gypsy Queen Part 1

Posted: April 8, 2013 in Music, Rock
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Gypsy from Minnesota, released their self-titled first album in 1970, it was a double album and the song Gypsy Queen, Part 1, written by Enrico Rosenbaum, was released as a single from the album. The band on this record were Enrico Rosenbaum guitar & vocals, James Walsh keyboards & vocals, James Johnson guitar & vocals, James Epstein drums & Doni Larson bass.

Written by Joni Mitchell and taken from the album Later That Same Year, the 1970 single Woodstock by Matthews Southern Comfort  reached no.1 in UK singles chart.

The Who – The Seeker

Posted: April 4, 2013 in Music, Rock
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Written by Pete Townshend, The Seeker was released as a single in 1970 by The Who. It was moderately successful, reaching no.19 in the UK charts. It can be found on the 1971 compilation album Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy.

The opening title track from 1970’s second album by Atomic Rooster. Death Walks Behind You, was written by Vincent Crane keyboards and John Du Cann vocals and guitar, Paul Hammond drums, completed the line-up.

Hawkwind – Hurry On Sundown

Posted: March 29, 2013 in Music, Rock
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Hawkwind’s self-titled first album released in 1970 opened with Hurry On Sundown credited to Dave Brock originally, but later releases credit the tracks to Brock/Hawkwind. It is quite different to their later albums, being more of a folky/jam album as opposed to the more electric riffy space rock that Hawkwind are more renowned for. The line-up on the album were Dave Brock vocals, guitar & keyboards, Nik Turner saxophone, flute & vocals, Huw Lloyd-Langton guitar & vocals, John A. Harrison bass & vocals, Dik Mik synthesizer, Terry Ollis drums.

The third album from Delaney & Bonnie 1970’s On Tour With Eric Clapton featured Comin’ Home which was also released as a single.

1970’s self titled first album from jazzrock band If opened with the great track I’m Reaching Out On All Sides, and it proved to be a worthy marker for the rest of the album and for all the albums that succeeded it, all of them pretty good records. Unfortunately, 1975 saw the release of their last album when they finally broke up.

Jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty was at one time in Frank Zappa’s band but shortly before he joined he recorded an album of Zappa’s music called King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa released in 1970. The Idiot Bastard Son is a track on the album which was produced by Zappa himself.

From the third Groundhogs album, 1970’s Thank Christ For The Bomb, comes the track Eccentric Man. The Groundhogs on this recording were Tony McPhee, guitar & vocals, Peter Cruikshank, bass & Ken Pustelnik, drums. Tony McPhee wrote all the tracks on this LP and most of the tracks on all their other albums.