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Finch 1974 Flash rock, Dutch style Netherlands
Ibis 1974 Another off-shoot of the New Trolls. Italy
Uno 1974 Elio D'Anna and Danilo Rustici's post-Osanna band, recorded one eponymous album before forming Nova. Italy
Shylock 1974 One of France's premier (yet obscure) symphonic bands. France
Arti & Mestieri 1974 Led by drummer Furio Chirico (formerly of The Trip), keyboardist Beppe Crovella, and composer Gigi Venegoni, Arti e Mestieri were one of Italy's finest progressive rock bands. Their debut album Tilt is an undisputed... Italy
Druid 1974 Musically similar to Yes, the band included Cedric Sharpley who would later work with Gary Numan. Keyboardist Andrew McCrorie-Shand would later pen the Teletubbies theme. United Kingdom
Neuschwanstein 1974 One-off album from this German band is very much in the Gabriel-era Genesis style. Reissued by Musea in 2002. Other issue is the band's musical interpretation of Lewis Carrol's "Alice In Wonderland". Germany
Here & Now 1974 Cutting their teeth in Ladbroke Grove and on the UK's free festival circuit, Here & Now gained notoriety for their collaboration with Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth of Gong. United Kingdom
Castello di Atlante, Il 1974 Although formed in 1974, Il Castello Di Atlante did not release any albums until the early 1990s. Beppe Crovella of Arti & Mestieri produced their first record, and the band continues strong as a potent live act... Italy
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