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....Where The Groupies Killed The Blues > Lucifer's Friend

Artist: Lucifer's Friend
Label: Vertigo
Catalog#: 6360 602
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1972
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Lucifer's Friend had their roots in Hamburg in a group called The German Bonds. Founded by organist Peter Hecht and bassist Dieter Horns, they were a typical 60s beat group, releasing a few singles to no acclaim; however, they also all worked as studio musicians in the bustling Hamburg music scene. By 1970, with guitarist Peter Hesslein and drummer Joachim Rietenbach, they teamed up with two singer, Englishman John Lawton and Tony Cavanna, and released an album of heavy rock for Decca Records as Asterix.

...In Spite Of Harry's Toe-Nail > Gnidrolog

Artist: Gnidrolog
Label: RCA Victor
Catalog#: SF 8261
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1972

32 Mars > Catharsis

Artist: Catharsis
Label: Galloway Records
Catalog#: GB 600507
Format: Vinyl
Country: France
Released: 1972

5 > Ekseption

Artist: Ekseption
Label: Philips
Catalog#: PHS 700-002
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1972

666: Apocalypse of St John > Aphrodite's Child

Artist: Aphrodite's Child
Label: Vertigo
Catalog#: VEL 2-500
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1972-06
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Aphrodite's Child was a Greek singles group that had some success in the UK; but more importantly, they spawned two of Greece's greatest musical exports, singer Demis Roussos and composer/performer Vangelis Papathanassiou. By the time their seminal 666 (The Apocalypse of John, 13/18) was released, the beat era and any pop legacy were all behind them. Based on the Book of Revelation, the double-album was recorded in Paris, from late 1970 to early 1972.

A Story Ended > Heckstall-Smith, Dick

Artist: Dick Heckstall-Smith
Label: Warner Bros
Catalog#: BS 2650
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1972

A Tab In The Ocean > Nektar

Artist: Nektar
Label: Bacillius
Catalog#: BLPS 19118
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1972-09
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Nektar was a group of British expatriates that, like many bands during the mid-60s, made a living by working and touring in Europe. Initially, bassist Derek "Mo" Moore, drummer Ron Howden and keyboardist Allan "Taff" Freeman formed a band called Prophesy. By 1969, with guitarist and vocalist Roye Albrighton on board, the band changed their name to Nektar. They made Hamburg their base, and signed to Peter Hauke's Bacillus label.

All Together Now > Argent

Artist: Argent
Label: Epic
Catalog#: KE 31556
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1972

AR3 > A.R. & Machines

Artist: Achim Reichel
Label: Zebra
Catalog#: 2949 006
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1972

Aria > Sorrenti, Alan

Artist: Alan Sorrenti
Label: Harvest
Catalog#: 3C 064-17836
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1972
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Italian singer Alan Sorrenti spent some of his childhood in Wales (his mother was Welsh) but hailed from the fertile progressive scene in Naples. Originally in a group called Moby Dick, he struck out solo with a couple of albums for the Harvest label. Aria was first. The title track occupies the album’s first side. A sprawling, formless construct, it drifts back and forth between gentle, dreamy acoustic passages and some more aggressive progressive moments, all adorned with the violin of Jean-Luc Ponty.