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Carpe Diem 1974 French progressive group from Nice. France
Nova 1975 Expatriate Italian fusion outfit, led by Elio D'Anna and brothers Rustici all ex Osanna. Recorded their first album at Pete Townsend's Eel Pie studios, and were joined by Percy Jones and Narada Michael Walden for their... Italy
Brand X 1975 While notorious for having Phil Collins in its ranks, Brand X rates as one of England's premiere jazz-fusion groups, hosting some of the countries' finest musicians in its ranks. United Kingdom
National Health 1975 Dave Stewart, Phi Miller and Pip Pyle's post-Hatfield band. United Kingdom
Enid, The 1975 United Kingdom
Goblin 1975 Quartet from Rome, Goblin are best known for their soundtracks to Dario Argento's horror classics. Italy
Stomu Yamashta's Go 1975 Daring to combine progressive, fusion and electronic sounds, this supergroup fronted by Japanese percussionist Stomu Yamashta included such luminiaries as Steve Winwood, Klaus Schulze and Al DiMeola. Japan
Colosseum II 1975 Latter-day outfit from Jon Hiseman, known for good musicians and unspectacular music. United Kingdom
Tony Williams Lifetime, The New 1975 Tony Williams reformed his Lifetime in the mid-70s with a new lineup featuring Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Alan Pasqua on keyboards and Tony Newton on bass. Marlon Graves replaced Holdsworth for the second album. United States
Gotic 1975 Exemplary album of progressive rock from Spain. Spain
Cathedral 1975 From Long Island, Cathedral's lone 1978 release is regarded a classic of US prog rock. United States
Michael Moorcock's Deep Fix 1975 Namesake sci-fi author and Hawkwind collaborator joined with Simon King and ex-High Tide members for a one-off album. United Kingdom
La Düsseldorf 1975 Brothers Klaus und Thomas Dinger, along with Hans Lampe founded La Düsseldorf following the dissolution of Neu!. There records were highly successful in their native Germany, reputedly selling over a million copies. Germany
Boxer 1975 Ex-Patto Mike Patto and Ollie Halsall teamed up with Keith Ellis and Tony Newman for this super group. Host of other luminaries passed through their ranks. Note third release was recorded second. United Kingdom
England 1975 United Kingdom
Pierre Moerlen's Gong 1976 Gong gone fusion France
Bruford 1976 Led by its namesake, Bill Bruford of course, the band was his post-U.K. fusion outfit. United Kingdom
U.K. 1976 From the remains of King Crimson, a latter-day supergroup. Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth left after one album, while Eddie Jobson and John Wetton stick together for another. From there, however, it was on to Asia. United Kingdom
Sea Level 1976 Ex-members of the Allman Brothers' fusion outfit, named after keyboardist Chuck Leavell. United States
Anthony Phillips & Harry Williamson 1976 Phillips and Williamson teamed up in 1976 to score the soundtrack to Tarka the Otter, a novel written by Henry Williamson, Harry's father. United Kingdom
Jack Lancaster And Robin Lumley 1976 A precursor to Brand X United Kingdom
Illusion 1976 Mark I Renaissance reformed in the mid-70s for a couple of albums. United Kingdom
Locanda Delle Fate 1976 Latter-day symphonic band from Asti, Locanda Delle Fate ("The Fairy Inn") released one highly-regarded album. Italy
Leb i Sol 1976 Featuring the guitar work of Vlatko Stefanowski, the Macedonian based Leb i Sol ("bread and salt") were one of Yugoslavia's best known fusion groups. Yugoslavia
Celeste 1976 Relatively obscure group from Sanremo that released one eponymous album in 1976. Considered a classic, it was released on the Grog label. Italy
Wavemaker 1976 Second of Brian Hodgon's electronic music projects. United Kingdom
FM 1976 Canadian progressive rock band featured Cameron Hawkins, Nash The Slash, and later Ben Mink. Canada
Babylon 1976 United States
Ashra 1977 Led by guitarist Manuel Göttsching, who previously led Ash Ra Tempel. Germany
Snowball 1977 Combining the talents of Roye Albrighton of Nektar, Curt Cress and Kristian Schultze of Passport, and Dave King of Embryo, Snowball were a supergroup of sorts, straddling jazz/fusion realms. Latter albums did not... Germany
Liliental 1977 One of the many amazing albums recorded by Conny Plank during the 1970s. This one included members of Kraan, Harmonia and a young Asmus Tietchens. Germany
Führs & Fröhling 1977 Gerd Führs and Heinz Fröhling post-SFF work. Germany
Windchase 1977 Post-Sebastian Hardie band Australia
Island 1977 British-influenced prog rock band from Switzerland released one fantastic album, produced by Claudio Fabi. Switzerland
Zamla Mammaz Manna 1977 Samla Mammas Manna reformed in 1977 to release a few albums. Sweden
Venegoni & Co. 1977 Led former Arti e Mestieri guitarist and composer Gigi Venegoni, Venegoni & Co. were another premier fusion band signed to the Cramps label. Italy
Weidorje 1977 Ex-Magma, Bernard Paganotti and Patrick Gauthier's zeuhl France
Mother Gong 1978 Gilli Smyth, aka Shakti Yoni of Gong, launched Mother Gong to release her post-Daevid work. The mother of all things Gong, her collaborator in Mother Gong was Harry Williamson. United Kingdom
Hawklords 1978 Dave Brock and Robert Calvert put the hawk-ship in the garage, working instead with local Devon group named Ark, Harvey Bainbridge, Martin Griffin, and Steve Swindells. No worries, Hawkwind in all but name. United Kingdom
Art Bears 1978 Post-Henry Cow project from Fred Frith and Chris Cutler, featuring the insufferable vocals of Dagmar Krause. United Kingdom
You 1978 Second-wave electronic group found by Ulrich Weber, Udo Hanten and Albun Meskes found patronage with Harald Grosskopf and Peter Baumann before going on to create a series of electronic rock albums in the 80s. Germany
Axis Point 1978 Charlie Whitney's post-Streetwalkers group, with Eddie Hardin and Charlie McCraken. United Kingdom
Sky 1978 British-Australian supergroup featured the talents of Francis Monkman, Tristian Fry, Kevin Peek, Herbie Flowers, and classical guitarist John Williams. United Kingdom
Jon & Vangelis 1979 Along with a US Top 50, the single "I Hear You Now" rose to the UK Top 10, propelling Jon & Vangelis' first album to a UK No 4. The duo - balancing successful solo careers simultaneously - would continue their... United Kingdom
Arthur Brown Arthur & Vincent Crane 1979 Believe it or not, but Klaus Schulze is responsible for this! United Kingdom
New York Gong 1979 Daevid Allen split from partner Gilli Smyth in the late 70s, eventually moving to New York via Giorgio Gomelsky's Zu festival. He teamed up with Bill Laswell and what would later become Material. United States
Marillion (Fish era) 1979 Marillion are the best known and most commercially successful of the "neo-progressive" bands from the 1980s. Singer Fish fronted the band through their first four studio albums, although each member became well-known as... United Kingdom
Inner City Unit 1979 "Punkadelic acid rockers"? Musically defying all description, Inner City Unit remains one of the most unique offshots to the Hawkwind family tree. Founded by Hawkwind's Nik Turner, ICU combined the talents of Dead Fred... United Kingdom
PM 1980 Carl Palmer's post-ELP group released one eponymous album to little acclaim. United Kingdom
Asia 1980 Asia marked a new dawn in the era of progressive music. United Kingdom