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Best Forgotten Bands of the 70's.

Discussion in '70's Music' started by JackInBox, May 22, 2005.

  1. BikerDude

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    I've heard of 5 of them. Randy Holden was pretty great and his stuff in Blue Cheer in the 60's was obviously awesome. Good mentions though! Captain Beyond and Sir Lord Baltimore are totally worth looking at if any of you guys haven't yet. Their outputs were strong. I gotta go through this list myself and get my ears to work! Thanks, man!
     
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    One of my favorite "Discoveries" in the early 1970's was a band named Nitzinger, which was fronted by Texas guitarist John Nitzinger. I discovered the 1972 album in a $1.99 discount bin and played side 2 of the album god-knows-how-many-times

    Here's the opening cut. First time attempting a Youtube post.Wish me luck

    Nitzinger-Witness To The Truth

     
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    seriously, you think CCR, ABBA, ELO, WINGS and BOSTON are "forgotten bands" of the 1970s,? they most certainly still get airplay on radio where I am, so forgotten????
    JOURNEY, maybe, I doubt many people could name a couple of their songs let alone hum the tune of any...
    BTO, yes, they basically had a couple of hits outside of Canada.
     
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    Another discount bin discovery that turned out as a favorite in the early 1970's is by the group named Ramatam

    Mike Pinera from Iron Butterfly on guitar and vocals
    Mitch Mitchell from The Jimi Hendrix Experience on drums
    April Lawton on lead guitar and a rarity at that time for being female in that role

    After their first album in 1972, Mitch Mitchell left the group. It was their 2nd album from 1973-In April Came The Dawning Of The Red Suns, that was the album I purchased.

    It impressed me at that time, while being mostly hard rock, it had a variety of other styles as well. Acoustic numbers, horn arrangements, jazz moments, orchestrated numbers. The different types of songs made a pleasurable listen.

    They only released those two albums before dissolving. Later rumors arose that April Lawton was really a transvestite. Wouldn't think so by the pictures of her. However she never gave an interview and was quite a recluse. Mike Pinera denied that she was. Singer Dee Snider and Fanny guitarist June Millington said she was

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    Ramatam-I Can Only Love You



    Ramatam-The Land



    Ramatam-Guitar Concerto


     
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    @Needs More Cowbell

    Excellent suggestion. Never heard of them. I'm going to do some more YouTube searches, etc. :grinthumb
     
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    Another, somewhat forgotten, '70's favorite of mine

    The Mark-Almond Band (not to be confused with solo artist Marc Almond)

    Jon Mark
    , singer/guitarist, and Johnny Almond, saxophone and flute, first met as members of John Mayall's group back in 1969 for his albums The Turning Point and Empty Rooms. They left to form their own jazz/pop band and issued 3 studio albums

    Mark-Almond 1971
    Mark Almond II 1971
    Rising 1972

    In 1973 they released a live album, Mark-Almond 1973. I saw them in concert during that tour and bought the live album which became a favorite.

    They disbanded at that point, occasionally got back together to release an album from time to time but unfortunately only received sporadic airplay throughout their career together.

    Here are 2 cuts from from that 1973 live album

    "What Am I Living For"-an introspective tune with a question we all have asked ourselves



    "The Neighborhood Man"-A rousing,driving tune that gets the crowd on their feet

     
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    They bought out some quite different music which I quite enjoyed. I have two of their albums and would love to get my grubby little mitts on that live album. Nice band :grinthumb
     
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    The above post from Biker Dude jogged my memory of another early 70's band.

    Seatrain was formed in 1969 and included former members from The Blues Project, drummer Roy Blumenfeld and bassist Andy Kulberg. They were an early rock fusion band with a distinct sound since they included violinist/fiddler Richard Greene and saxophonist Don Kretmar. Also to distinguish this group, producer George Martin (yes, the 5th Beatle) worked on their first 2 albums.

    They released 4 albums between 1969-1973 with some membership changes with each LP.Their 2nd album included their minor hit which I recall quite fondly from FM radio days. Never actually got ahold of an album of theirs but now I'm up for it




    Seatrain-13 Questions
     

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