About the list: I wasn't born a distinguished Ambassador and chief exponent of gothic country. Actually, there was a time when I was just a pimpled teenager exploring rock music in a wide range from glam to kraut. Sometimes I take a break from the duties of the Embassy and regress. The albums (repurchased on cd) are either neglected or forgotten (or both). Here is my list.

    

No

 Cover Album Artist

Notes

 

 

1

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Space Ritual

(1973)

 

 

Hawkwind

With very simple means they created pioneering space rock. Bassist Lemmy didn't remember anything. Most likely due to his consumption of drugs, which was excessive even by Hawkwind standards.

 

 

2

 

DangerMouseSparklehorse

 

Kingdom Come

(1970)

 

 

Sir Lord Baltimore

The term "heavy metal" was coined in a review of this album (unconfirmed). This leaden trio with guitar, bass and drums embraced distortion and its various uses. Stands the test of time.

 

 

3

 

DangerMouseSparklehorse

 

 

Lucifer's Friend

(1970)

 

 

Lucifer's Friend

Uncle Fester in the Addams Family on the right? This is German organ-based hard rock. Lucifer's Friend then came to replace members and change musical style. Poor choice. This is their finest hour.  

 

 

4

 

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Armageddon

(1975)

 

 

Armageddon

This super-group produced one album and made nine live gigs. The legend has it that the singer died from electric shock, when he played guitar in the bath tub. In fact, it was a banal ungrounded contact. 

 

 

5

 

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Twin Peaks

(1974)

 

 

Mountain

Mountain gave the concept of long guitar solos a new and deeper meaning. Leslie West just didn't know how and when to stop. The song "Nantucket Sleighride" nails me to the wall everytime.   

 

 

6

 

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Live in London

(1973)

 

 

Amon Düül II

The story behind the band is very intriguing. Emerging from a radical commune in Munich and later almost wiped out by heroin. ADII is generally considered as the founders of krautrock. This is the real thing. 

 

  

7

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 Live 'n' Kickin'

(1974)

 

 

 

West, Bruce & Laing

 

WBL was a super-group that played blues-inspired hard rock. The long guitar solos just left the room for four songs on their posthumous live album. Leslie West liked the sound of his guitar. 

 

 

8

 

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Kapt. Kopter and the (Fabulous) Twirly Birds

(1972)

 

 

Randy California

The cover is harder than the content, which is filled with covers of the works of contemporary acts. Only three original songs from the original member of the rock group Spirit. However, they're all great. 

 

 

9

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Hoodoo Man

(1972)

 

 

Birth Control

German krautrock. Known for their provocative album covers. This fourth album is no exception. They came to release over 30 albums (including compilations and live albums). This was their greatest moment. 

 

 

10

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Don't Be Fooled by the Name

(1974)

 

 

Geordie

Geordie were a British glam rock band from Newcastle, UK. The album cover is tacky, but the album is catchy. In 1980 singer Brian Johnson replaced Bon Scott in AC/DC. Who could have imagined?