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Live At Leeds > Who, The

Artist: Who
Label: MCA Records
Catalog#: MCA-2022
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-05

Lizard > King Crimson

Artist: King Crimson
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 8278
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-12
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
King Crimson's third album found Robert Fripp and Pete Sinfield back in the studio just months after the release of their previous album, In The Wake Of Poseidon. Andrew McCulloch, post-Manfred Mann, came in on drums, joining the returning Mel Collins and Gordon Haskell (who also provided bass guitar). "Cirkus" opens the album and quickly descends into a typically foreboding Mellotron line; but there is a difference this time around: on Lizard, the Crim sound is exclusively constructed in the studio as this would be the only King Crimson lineup that did not play live.

Lucifer's Friend > Lucifer's Friend

Artist: Lucifer's Friend
Label: Philips
Catalog#: 6305 068
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1970

Magick Brother > Gong

Artist: Gong
Label: BYG Records
Catalog#: 529.305
Format: Vinyl
Country: France
Released: 1970
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
The wacky world of Gong began in 1967, after Daevid Allen found himself ex-Soft Machine and stranded in France, courtesy of British Immigration. Returning to Paris, Allen secured a guitar, Binson amplifier and a "gynaecological surgical instrument" through benefactors; subsequently, he invented his trademark glissando guitar technique. Reunited with Gilli Smyth, the pair found like-minded musicians to create their improvised art.

Magma > Magma

Artist: Magma
Label: Philips
Catalog#: 6395 001/002
Format: Vinyl
Country: France
Released: 1970
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Magma's music didn't always revolve around its drummer and founder, Christian Vander. Formed in Paris in 1969, the band released two albums for Philips, the first in 1970 and the second in 1971. Some great musicians passed through their ranks, including bassists Laurent Thibault and Francis Moze, pianist François Cahen, guitarist Claude Engel and sax players Teddy Lasry and Yochk'o "Jeff" Seffer. Featuring compositions from Vander and the others, both albums were vaguely jazzy affairs.

McDonald And Giles > McDonald and Giles

Artist: McDonald & Giles
Label: Cotillion
Catalog#: SD 9042
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-11
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Sometime during King Crimson's first American tour in late 1969, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and drummer Michael Giles decided to part ways with their cohorts (they hated touring). Returning to England, they recorded this eponymous album, enlisting the help of Peter Giles on bass.

Missus Beastly > Missus Beastly

Artist: Missus Beastly
Label: CPM
Catalog#: LP S 002
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1970

Mona – The Carnivorous Circus > Farren, Mick

Artist: Mick Farren
Label: Transatlantic Records
Catalog#: TRA 212
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1970
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Following his ejection from The Deviants during their 1969 US tour, Mick Farren returned to the UK. With a contractual obligation to Transatlantic Records outstanding, he teamed up with guitarist Steve Hammond and both John Gustafson and Peter Robinson of Quatermass. Farren also enlisted Twink and Steve Peregrine Took, as a sort of precursor to the Pink Fairies, along with a few other mates. Both sections of "Mona,"-yes, the same Bo Diddley number covered by The Rolling Stones and The Troggs- are typical of Farren's love for rock ‘n' roll as he played it with The Deviants.

Motherhood > Doldinger's Motherhood

Artist: Motherhood
Label: Liberty
Catalog#: LBS 83426 I
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1970

New Day > Morgan

Artist: The Love Affair
Label: CBS
Catalog#: S 64109
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1970