~Lost Album by Too Much~

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I am always looking for and listening to something “heavy”. One of my best resources to find something from the late 60’s & early 70’s is YouTube. I came across this lost gem of 1971 from a Japanese band, Too Much.

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Juni Rush (Joko Lashu) - lead vocals
Tutomu Ogawa (Junio Nakahara) - lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Masayuki Aoki - bass
Hide ya Kobayashi - drums, percussion
Mickie - organ, piano
Tomita - string arrangements

The best way I can describe the album is a mix of hard rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, and progressive rock. A varied mix of heavy & mellow songs. Very clear English vocals, outstanding musicianship. Excellent album, IMO.

Not much to be found about this band on the internet. Sadly, this was their only album.

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Has anyone ever heard this album?
 

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I am always looking for and listening to something “heavy”. One of my best resources to find something from the late 60’s & early 70’s is YouTube. I came across this lost gem of 1971 from a Japanese band, Too Much.

Members:
Juni Rush (Joko Lashu) - lead vocals
Tutomu Ogawa (Junio Nakahara) - lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Masayuki Aoki - bass
Hide ya Kobayashi - drums, percussion
Mickie - organ, piano
Tomita - string arrangements

The best way I can describe the album is a mix of hard rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, and progressive rock. A varied mix of heavy & mellow songs. Very clear English vocals, outstanding musicianship. Excellent album, IMO.

Not much to be found about this band on the internet. Sadly, this was their only album.

Reminiscence

Full Album

Has anyone ever heard this album?
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I would also call it proto prog rock not proto metal
 

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I would also call it proto prog rock not proto metal
Thank you for the link!

I agree, proto prog is more fitting…it’s the instrumentation.
 

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At the risk of repeating myself, some fantastic albums and songs from this era-I thought I was keeping my head above water digging Three Man Army and Paladin etc.. but recently I've been learning and listening to a wealth of lost music (I wonder if anyone promoted these bands back then?)
 

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No, though I'm curious about how a Japanese Band released an album through Atlantic Record Label. I'm guessing they went to America to make that album.
 

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.... Well..... I've yet to venture down that avenue - guessing it's like grunge punk?
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