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New Trolls > New Trolls

Artist: New Trolls
Label: Fonit Cetra
Catalog#: LPX 7
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1970

Opal > Embryo

Artist: Embryo
Label: Ohr
Catalog#: OMM 56.003
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1970

Orgasm > Gods, The

Artist: Head Machine
Label: Major Minor
Catalog#: SMLP79
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1970

Parachute > Pretty Things, The

Artist: Pretty Things
Label: Rare Earth, Rare Earth
Catalog#: RS 515, R 515
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-06
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The Pretty Things donned their alter-ego Electric Banana to fill their coffers; they recorded three half-albums of very good psychedelia for library music producers DeWolfe Publishing between 1967 and 1969, while also appearing in the low-budget film with Norman Wisdom, What's Good for the Goose. The band even teamed up with a wealthy Frenchman, Philippe DeBarge, who commissioned them to record an album that featured himself on vocals! In Fall 1969, The Pretty Things headed back into EMI studios with producer Norman Smith.

Paradieswärts Düül > Amon Düül

Artist: Amon Düül
Label: Ohr
Catalog#: OMM 56.008
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1970

Patto > Patto

Artist: Patto
Label: Vertigo
Catalog#: VEL-1001
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1970
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Hailing from Southport, Merseyside, Timebox was an excellent northern soul band that released a few singles during the mid-to-late 60s to no particular acclaim, other than being one of the few bands of the era to feature a vibraphone. The band did feature two gifted members, vocalist Mike "Patto" McGrath and guitarist Ollie Halsall, and was rounded out with Chris Holmes on keyboards, John Halsey on drums and Clive Griffiths on bass.

Present From Nancy > Supersister

Artist: Supersister
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: 2419 061
Format: Vinyl
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1970
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Formed in 1968 in the The Hague, Supersister was comprised of Robert Jan Stips (vocals and keyboard), Sacha van Geest (flute), Marco Vrolijk (drums) and the non-bespectacled Ron van Eck (bass). Extensive play from pirate ship Radio Veronica brought the band's first single, "She Was Naked" b/w "Spiral Staircase" to No. 11 on the Dutch charts in May 1970, and helped land a contract with Polydor Records. Their debut album Present From Nancy appeared in the fall.

Quatermass > Quatermass

Artist: Quatermass
Label: Harvest
Catalog#: SKAO-314
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-05
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Bassist John Gustafson was a member of the Merseybeat band The Big Three in the early 60s. With organist Peter Robinson, he first joined up with drummer Mick Underwood in Episode Six. That lineup, however, proved to be short-lived, as the trio went off to form Quatermass in July 1969. The band derived their name from Professor Bernard Quatermass, a character from the first science fiction program on the BBC in 1953. They signed to EMI's Harvest label and their debut was recorded at EMI Studios.

Rare Bird > Rare Bird

Artist: Rare Bird
Label: Command Probe ABC Records
Catalog#: CPLP 4514
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970

Sagan Om Ringen (Lord Of The Rings) > Hansson, Bo

Artist: Bo Hansson
Label: Silence Records
Catalog#: SRS 4600
Format: Vinyl
Country: Sweden
Released: 1970
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Bo Hansson spent the early 60s as a member of The Merrymen in his native Sweden. The band, which also included harmonica player Bill Öhrström, opened for one of The Rolling Stones' Scandinavian tours and recorded one album with US singer Boz Scaggs. Switching to the organ, Hansson formed a relatively well-known duo with drummer Rune Karlsson, eventually releasing three albums in Sweden as Hansson-Karlsson. They were even friendly with Jimi Hendrix, having jammed with him when they opened for the Experience in 1966.