Friday, May 8, 2015

Atlas - Self Titled

Atlas was the spark formed by Ronnie Charles (previously with The Groop), Les Gough, Glen Turner (early Wishbone Ash) and Terry Slade (ex Sunshine). They could be described as a 'hard rock/boogie outfit', slotting in somewhere between Wishbone Ash, Free and Status Quo.  This debut album was issued in 1973 - but the band then called it a day in 1974.  All the best in trying to find this LP (it has never been re-issued) - I suggest you just settle for this LP conversion.  

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Southern Cross - Self Titled

After the Australian band Buffalo called it quits in 1975, guitarist John Baxter and vocalist Alan Milano formed Southern Cross.  They released this album in 1976 with a sound that was more a type of melodic hard rock, quite different to the heavy sound from Buffalo.  Some were quick to point out that it steered towards AOR rock.  Hmmm, not really - but few actually listened to this.  Since it's impossible to find, here's your chance to give it another listen.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Corpse Grinders (Aus) - Self Titled (Mini-Album)

Hailing from Australia, the Corpse Grinders released this killer mini album to hardly a murmur.  Rock n Roll doesn't get much better than this.  Two extra tracks: 'I Eat Babies' (their earlier single, previously blogged) + 'I Go Crazy' from the AuGoGo compilation "Asleep At The Wheel".