Jump to content


Underrated Under The Radar Classic Rock Albums


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#21 Rod in Toronto

Rod in Toronto

    Crushed in Rio

  • Members *
  • 9603 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Interests:Running, music, movies, travelling, reading, food.

Posted 07 January 2019 - 03:28 AM

Coverdale/Page!

Sponsored Post

#22 Rushman14

Rushman14

    Mr. Hollywood

  • Members *
  • 11955 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles

Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:38 PM

this classic album from 1975 features Keith Relf from the Yardbirds on vocals. He unfortunately was electrocuted shortly after its release

Posted Image

Armageddon was the last band to feature The Yardbirds' (the band that launched Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page) vocalist Keith Relf. He had founded Renaissance after the dissolution of The Yardbirds in 1968, and left Renaissance after two albums (actually half way through the second album) - to produce bands like Medicine Head (for whom he also played bass), Hunter Muskett and Saturnalia.[2]

Pugh and Cennamo had broken up Steamhammer in 1973 - they then decided, with Relf (who had assisted them in the production of the final Steamhammer LP), to leave England for L.A. They tried out a few drummers in California, and decided upon drummer Bobby Caldwell to complete the Armageddon lineup.[3]

According to the booklet in the Repertoire Records CD reissue of the album in 2001, Frampton and Dee Anthony recommended Armageddon to A&M Records, and it is likely that because he was their top selling artist at the time, they agreed to sign the band.[4]

Although the group's self-titled album was well received by critics and fans, the band did not tour to support it - consequently, sales suffered,[5] and Relf returned to England due to poor health shortly after the album was released. He died shortly after returning to England, when he was electrocuted while playing guitar,[6] although he did record one more song "All the Falling Angels" that is included on an album by Illusion called Enchanted Caress. (Illusion was the name the original members of Renaissance chose when they reunited, as the Annie Haslam incarnation of that band was still active at that time). After Armageddon folded, bassist Cennamo reunited with his Renaissance bandmates (the aforementioned Illusion), and later worked with Jim McCarty in the bands Stairway and Renaissance Illusion. Drummer Caldwell returned to Captain Beyond for an album and tour[7] - and although guitarist Pugh appears to have retired from music after 1975, he did emerge to play guitar on sessions alongside legendary American rock guitarist Geoff Thorpe[8] of Vicious Rumors in American rock & roll band, 7th Order[9] on their debut CD, The Lake of Memory - released on the Big Island Sounds label in 2007.[10]

Edited by Rushman14, 07 January 2019 - 02:45 PM.


#23 canadianice

canadianice

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 3446 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Stoney Creek, Ontario

Posted 07 January 2019 - 03:28 PM

View PostRushman14, on 07 January 2019 - 02:38 PM, said:

this classic album from 1975 features Keith Relf from the Yardbirds on vocals. He unfortunately was electrocuted shortly after its release

Posted Image

Armageddon was the last band to feature The Yardbirds' (the band that launched Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page) vocalist Keith Relf. He had founded Renaissance after the dissolution of The Yardbirds in 1968, and left Renaissance after two albums (actually half way through the second album) - to produce bands like Medicine Head (for whom he also played bass), Hunter Muskett and Saturnalia.[2]
Pugh and Cennamo had broken up Steamhammer in 1973 - they then decided, with Relf (who had assisted them in the production of the final Steamhammer LP), to leave England for L.A. They tried out a few drummers in California, and decided upon drummer Bobby Caldwell to complete the Armageddon lineup.[3]
According to the booklet in the Repertoire Records CD reissue of the album in 2001, Frampton and Dee Anthony recommended Armageddon to A&M Records, and it is likely that because he was their top selling artist at the time, they agreed to sign the band.[4]
Although the group's self-titled album was well received by critics and fans, the band did not tour to support it - consequently, sales suffered,[5] and Relf returned to England due to poor health shortly after the album was released. He died shortly after returning to England, when he was electrocuted while playing guitar,[6] although he did record one more song "All the Falling Angels" that is included on an album by Illusion called Enchanted Caress. (Illusion was the name the original members of Renaissance chose when they reunited, as the Annie Haslam incarnation of that band was still active at that time). After Armageddon folded, bassist Cennamo reunited with his Renaissance bandmates (the aforementioned Illusion), and later worked with Jim McCarty in the bands Stairway and Renaissance Illusion. Drummer Caldwell returned to Captain Beyond for an album and tour[7] - and although guitarist Pugh appears to have retired from music after 1975, he did emerge to play guitar on sessions alongside legendary American rock guitarist Geoff Thorpe[8] of Vicious Rumors in American rock & roll band, 7th Order[9] on their debut CD, The Lake of Memory - released on the Big Island Sounds label in 2007.[10]
I have the Armageddon cd out of Japan, took me a while to track it down. What a great album.

#24 custom55

custom55

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 7320 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Nutley, NJ
  • Interests:Snowboarding & Retirement.

    On deck shows:

    The Musical Box - Mar 8
    Joe Russo's Almost Dead - Mar 15
    The Stones - 6/8,6/14,6/17

Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:11 PM

Aerosmith - Done With Mirrors

#25 Mithrandir

Mithrandir

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1977 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:35 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 03 January 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

How under the radar is Traffic's debut, Mr. Fantasy? Because it was very under the radar for me until recently, and I think it's fantastic!
For a band with very talented musicians, I think that this album is under the radar.  Other than the title cut, I have never heard any of the other songs on the radio.  I love the album.

#26 Entre_Perpetuo

Entre_Perpetuo

    Queenmaster

  • Members
  • 5785 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Solar Federation
  • Interests:Music, architecture, and childhood hobbies.

Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:52 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 09 January 2019 - 03:35 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 03 January 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

How under the radar is Traffic's debut, Mr. Fantasy? Because it was very under the radar for me until recently, and I think it's fantastic!
For a band with very talented musicians, I think that this album is under the radar.  Other than the title cut, I have never heard any of the other songs on the radio.  I love the album.

It’s so eclectic. I love eclectic.

#27 canadianice

canadianice

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 3446 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Stoney Creek, Ontario

Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 09 January 2019 - 05:52 PM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 09 January 2019 - 03:35 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 03 January 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

How under the radar is Traffic's debut, Mr. Fantasy? Because it was very under the radar for me until recently, and I think it's fantastic!
For a band with very talented musicians, I think that this album is under the radar.  Other than the title cut, I have never heard any of the other songs on the radio.  I love the album.

It’s so eclectic. I love eclectic.
  Shoot out at the fantasy factory, is another brilliant traffic alum.

#28 Digital Dad

Digital Dad

    The Dad Abides

  • Members
  • 10645 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

Family - Bandstand




The second to last album, very strong. John Wetton plays bass on the whole thing. Roger Chapmans vocal is a bit of an acquired taste, but he still manages to come across very strong, reminiscent of Joe Cocker mixed with early Peter Gabriel.

Most of the stuff before this album is a bit more soulful and folky, but the blues influence is starting to come out stronger, and after the next album Chapman and co-leader Charlie Whitney would break Family up and form the more blues based Streetwalkers.

#29 canadianice

canadianice

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 3446 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Stoney Creek, Ontario

Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 09 January 2019 - 06:33 PM, said:

Family - Bandstand




The second to last album, very strong. John Wetton plays bass on the whole thing. Roger Chapmans vocal is a bit of an acquired taste, but he still manages to come across very strong, reminiscent of Joe Cocker mixed with early Peter Gabriel.

Most of the stuff before this album is a bit more soulful and folky, but the blues influence is starting to come out stronger, and after the next album Chapman and co-leader Charlie Whitney would break Family up and form the more blues based Streetwalkers.
Outstanding tune,  been awhile since i listened to this--------thanks.

#30 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 61823 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:marxism

Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:00 PM

View Postcustom55, on 09 January 2019 - 03:11 PM, said:

Aerosmith - Done With Mirrors
A very good album, and I don't really care for Aerosmith.



(not from that album, but just a really good song!)

Edited by goose, 09 January 2019 - 08:02 PM.


#31 Rick N. Backer

Rick N. Backer

    Loves that dirty water

  • Members *
  • 25729 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New England

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:04 PM

View Postgoose, on 09 January 2019 - 08:00 PM, said:

View Postcustom55, on 09 January 2019 - 03:11 PM, said:

Aerosmith - Done With Mirrors
A very good album, and I don't really care for Aerosmith.



(not from that album, but just a really good song!)

That album, Rock in a Hard Place, is a good choice too.

#32 Mithrandir

Mithrandir

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1977 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:10 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 09 January 2019 - 05:52 PM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 09 January 2019 - 03:35 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 03 January 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

How under the radar is Traffic's debut, Mr. Fantasy? Because it was very under the radar for me until recently, and I think it's fantastic!
For a band with very talented musicians, I think that this album is under the radar.  Other than the title cut, I have never heard any of the other songs on the radio.  I love the album.

It’s so eclectic. I love eclectic.
Utterly Simple is so cool!

#33 Rutlefan

Rutlefan

    Solar Federalist

  • Members
  • 2112 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maryland
  • Interests:Things that roll and fly, Tolkien, baseball (depressingly fatalistic Tribe fan), classic sci-fi, history and such

Posted Yesterday, 04:10 PM

Roger Taylor's Fun in Space. His first solo album. I think me and his mother were the only people that noticed, from what I can tell. Have always really loved the album though. My favorite voice in rock.

Edited by Rutlefan, Yesterday, 04:11 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users