This has always been a field a bit neglected by me, though I’ve read rock lexicons in the eighties where all those bands were honorary mentioned. I mean stuff besides the three 60’s legends and progenitors, the Stones, the Who and the Kinks, which also made very good and groundbreaking music at that time, but rather the second tier bands. That shouldn’t sound derogative, but it sure was hard to compete with those classic bands.
Let me explain, I’m looking for bands like the Faces, Mott The Hoople or Humble Pie. I recently dug deeper in the canon of those bands and was overwhelmed. This is the sound I’m going for, not actually rather heavier acts like Deep Purple, Led Zep, Uriah Heep or Sabbath, I like THAT sound too, but I got it covered. Haha, I’m just listening to “Stay With Me”, maybe I’m just looking for boogie bands :). It’s hard to describe, but I think there was a bunch of British bands with a harder edge at that time that got a little bit neglected by rock historians and which I’m just about to explore. I think bands like Tin Lizzy, Spooky Tooth, Colosseum or Atomic Rooster could also fit the bill.
So please share, recommend or even rave about early seventies British hard rock!