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Reviews of releases for 1971

Osanna - L'Uomo

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Osanna is probably best known for their progressive rock masterpiece Palepoli, an album I wrote about in an earlier tier; however, the band doesn't get nearly the credit they deserve...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-03-29)

Panko - Weil Es So Schön Perlt

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I suppose as rarities go, this one qualifies as almost-lost. Panko, or Panko Musik as they were often known, existed from about 1968 until 1972, named after the Pankow area of Berlin where they...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-03-12)

Cymbeline - 1965 - 1971

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This time Guerssen has unearthed some excellent Swedish DIY psychedelia from the late 60s / early 70s. To give you a bit of history, Cymbeline (aka Motala Ström and W&J) formed in the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-03-04)

Led Zeppelin - Untitled (AKA Led Zeppelin IV)

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So perhaps this is one of the most obvious picks when it comes to great albums — it's the source of a few of the most popular classic rock songs that ever hit radio. I remember moving to...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-08)

Guru Guru - Hinten

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When I started getting into music it was around the dawn of the CD age, so I never really ended up with a lot of LPs, and although I ended up with some nice rarities, I don't have too many....

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-10-19)

Toby Twirl - Toby Twirl

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Toby Twirl was a British mod band formed in 1968 that lasted about three years, chasing but never catching that elusive fame. In retrospect, they arrived on the scene too late, considering that...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-09-27)

Tapiman - Hard Drive

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Hard Drive is a collection of unreleased homemade recordings from 1971 by Barcelona power trio Tapiman. The bandmembers were Miguel Ángel Núñez (Man) on guitar, Tapi...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-08-31)

Embryo - Embryo's Rache

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This is one of three Embryo albums in this tier, I had previously written about Steig Aus. Embryo could...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-08-24)

Cressida - Asylum

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Another of the great Vertigo albums of the early 70s, Cressida's second and last album worked largely on a powerful sense of atmosphere, almost as if it was one long dream. Their debut album...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-07-06)

Chicago - Chicago at Carnegie Hall

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In a previous tier I highlighted the fourth disc of At Carnegie Hall because as good as the actual live album is, the liner notes explain that they really wanted to pick the fourth disc...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-05-25)
 

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