Pure… Hard Rock collects 68 original hits featuring Alice Cooper ("Poison"), Deep Purple ("Smoke on the Water”), Boston ("More Than a Feeling”), Quiet Riot ("Cum on Feel the Noize”), Molly Hatchet ("Flirtin’ with Disaster”), and Journey ("Wheel in the Sky”). Tracks by Warrant, Journey, Judas Priest, Ratt, and Ted Nugent are also included on this four-disc compilation.
Forgotten, obscure, but most amazing and unusual act from the 70s - the band was formed in 1970 in Lansing, Michigan, by former gospel tenor Leon Morton and his gospel-mate Walter Ballard. Within it's short (18 months or so) career the band successfully tried to become the loudest and the hardest acid rock band - but without acid. Today they would've been called Christian rock. Back then, it was an act of short-lived Jesus Rock Movement - the musicians tried to preach ("Let Jesus bring you back", "Life everlasting"…) through acid-rock sound. Even the name of the band had Biblical reference. However, fronted by vocalists Sharon Keel and Ken Fitch, and supported by drummer Eddie Johnson (with Juliard background) the group achieved impressive results. In 1971 Monument Studios in Nashville (not the best place to play acid-rock) recorder this classic album.
L'Encyclopédie du hard-rock des seventies recense plus de 1200 groupes et 3600 disques du monde entier. Toutes les tendances du hard-rock : psychédélique, progressif, sudiste, blues sont représentées. Vous pourrez y découvrir des légendes comme AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, des groupes moins connus tels que Buffalo, Granicus, Poobah, Blues Creation …
Although vintage British psychedelia is viewed by many these days as an Alice In Wonderland-style enchanted garden full of beatific flower children innocently gathering flowers or chasing butterflies, there was always a more visceral element to the scene. Pointedly free of such fripperies as scarlet tunic-wearing gnomes, phenomenal cats and talismanic bicycles, the power trio format that was popularised by the likes of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience spawned a host of imitators. As the Sixties drew to a close and pop evolved slowly but inexorably into rock, psychedelia gave way to a sound that was harder, leaner, heavier, louder.