I think I have all the bases covered today. I have some free time and I went on an uploading frenzy. I am frazzled!
First Up: Illinois Speed Press (1st album only, but this is the only good cover pic I could find. If anyone has Duet, I'd love to hear all of it, I have only managed to find a couple tracks.
Released in 1969 on Columbia records #9792. Cool bluesy rock.
Produced by James Guercio who was responsible for Blood Sweat & Tears and Chicago, so take that as either a plus or a warning, but I will say this sounds little like either of the aforementioned.
For those hard rockers out there, here is
a hard rock classic originally released on Kapp records in 1971 (#3656). It's Budgie's first and this is the from the out of print CD version with the extra track (Crash Course In Brain Surgery) that Metallica covered (when Metallica was worth a damn).
Here is some pop psych from the Candymen. Some of these guys ended up in the Atlanta Rhythm Section.
The Candymen's 1st LP was released on ABC records 616.
Here's some more hard rock from Bloodrock.
Bloodrock 2 was released in 1970 on Capitol records (#470). Lucky in the Morning, the lead track was written by the great John Nitzinger.
This one has their only top 40 hit, the gruesome "D.O.A." in it's full length version so you can live through the whole crash.
Now for some rarer stuff here is Ginhouse's first LP. Forgot to pull up the basics on this one, but here it is anyway. Great obscure prog.
And some more great prog--Gryphon's Midnight Mushrumps from 1974.
And even more great Italian prog from PFM with Jet Lag. It's no "Cook", but it's very good stuff!
And in the hard psych catagory here is Art - Supernatural Fairytales. Art's LP was released in 1967 on Island records (#0967) in the UK. Art was basically pre-Spooky Tooth. Members were Mike Harrison, Mike Kellie, Greg Ridley and Luther Grosvenor. Produced by the infamous Guy Stevens who was also responsible for the Hapshash LP below.
Hope you all enjoy these.