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Reviews of releases for 1974

Flying Norwegians - New Day & Wounded Bird

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The thought of a country-rock band from Norway may at first thought seem like an oddity, but other flavors of rock have spread around the world, so why not this one? Their name is of course a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-10-23)

Ruphus - New Born Day & Ranshart

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Karisma Records has begun a reissue campaign for the catalog of Norway’s Ruphus, a band formed in 1970 that went through a lot of changes and gained some notoriety in Europe, though they...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-07-23)

Magma - Londres 17 Mars 1974

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Any time Magma archival releases come out, yours truly is somewhere near the front of the line to make the purchase. I’ve heard enough bootlegs through the years, especially from this period,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-10-15)

Popol Vuh - Einsjäger & Siebenjäger

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Popol Vuh was one of the great spiritually-minded groups of the 70s, producing a great run of albums that started with a couple of early "big Moog" electronic albums before leader Florian...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-06-07)

Exponent - Upside Down

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Another great German band that recorded some demos way back in 1974 in hopes of finding a record deal, but that never came to be, and didn’t end up on anyone’s turntable until Korusuro...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-04-16)

Emilio Aparicio Moog - Expansión Galáctica (Música Electrónica)

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After the release of Wendy Carlos’ ground-breaking Switched-on Bach in 1968, everyone who had the money bought a Moog and started recording electronic music, some of which was offal....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-02-28)

Magma - Köhntarkösz

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It's hard to remember a life before Magma, but one of the earliest impressions I have is seeing this in a record store and bringing it home. Even then their iconography set them apart from...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Atomic Rooster - Sleeping for Years - The Studio Recordings 1970-1974

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Atomic Rooster was one of the most spirited and pioneering progressive rock units of the early 70s in Britain, and this four-disc clamshell box set certainly goes a long way to offer the evidence...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-02-09)

Ibis - Sun Supreme

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OK, let's see if I remember this part of Italian progressive rock history... The band New Trolls, who started in the late 60s, split into two groups several years later. This gave birth to New...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-12-21)

The Chris Hinze Combination - Sister Slick

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Most of what I've been writing about has found its way to the CD format, but for the most part the early 70s jazz rock albums by Dutch flautist Chris Hinze have remained un-reissued, and...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-12-07)
 

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