Essential proto-metal and more hard rock stuff I like!

A Listmania! list by ToyotaCrown (Lincoln, UK)
 
Rock 'n' Roll
1.  Rock 'n' Roll by Vanilla Fudge
The list author says:
  "Proto-metal delight from the disintegtrating band first SUPPORTED by Led Zep. Need Love is explosive, Vinny Martell on the vocals I have gleaned. Get the bonus tracks edition B000025QZ8"
18.26   Used & New from: 4.82
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Grand Funk (Remastered)
2.  Grand Funk (Remastered) by Grand Funk Railroad
The list author says:
  "'The biggest & best band you never heard of'. America's own Black Sabbath but without the class. Wonderfully direct stuff hated by critics but made it anyway by touring. Homer Simpson wasn't joking."
7.35   Used & New from: 3.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
3.  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly
The list author says:
  "The inevitable heavy new rock sound of 1968 in America. First platinum rock magnum opus. Get the Hologram edition for full psychedelic effect. The one from 'Manhunter' film. Gobdropping 17 min epic."
10.58   Used & New from: 5.74
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus
4.  Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit
The list author says:
  "Original genius. Difficult to explain the appeal of this one. Melodic and spacy. Never even charted here. Another must have. And then they broke up! Randy California RIP, Hendrix's own protege."
27.14   Used & New from: 1.88
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Cactology
5.  Cactology by Cactus
The list author says:
  "The Fudge's Bogert and Appice formed this when Beck + Rod Stewart were unavailable.How history turns.Upstaged by Jim McCarty's shredding.One Way or Another - Raucous boogie,engineered by Eddie Kramer."
6.45   Used & New from: 4.64
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Argus
6.  Argus by Wishbone Ash
The list author says:
  "Worth it for the Hipgnosis cover. Sublime and takes you to a different world - And still going strong today. Fantastic live bonus tracks on the remaster - a must have."
5.01   Used & New from: 1.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Vapor Trails
7.  Vapor Trails by Rush
The list author says:
  "Dense masterpiece from a band still going strong. Still sold out every UK arena in days with no press. You are not alone. Wear a Rush T-shirt and make instant new friends."
5.97   Used & New from: 1.42
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Six Seconds: a Short Cut to Teenage Fanclub
8.  Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Six Seconds: a Short Cut to Teenage Fanclub by Teenage Fanclub
The list author says:
  "Can anyone work out why these lot weren't huge. Scotlands answer to the Eagles but with cups of tea instead of drugs. Unashamedly lightweight band at home in this list on pure merit."
28.98   Used & New from: 3.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Volunteers
9.  Volunteers by Jefferson Airplane
The list author says:
  "Why aren't this band as revered like Dylan, Hendrix, Beatles or Bowie etc. Just nothing like them, and the absolute Real Deal. 1969 Hippie Protest opus."
12.95   Used & New from: 1.64
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Freedom At Point Zero
10.  Freedom At Point Zero by Jefferson Starship
The list author says:
  "..And the hippies grew up and became capitalists. 'Jane' just rocks. Forgotten brilliance. Lovely commercial lush yankee pop-rock, and why not, pop-pickers!"
16.08   Used & New from: 6.31
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Kick Out The Jams
11.  Kick Out The Jams by MC5
The list author says:
  "Can you imagine what this mayhem must have sounded like in 1968!!! Sorry Sex Pistols, you were beaten by 8 years for shock sound factor by the 'Motor City 5'."
4.99   Used & New from: 1.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sorcerer
12.  Sorcerer by Tangerine Dream
The list author says:
  "This one just gets me. Everyone needs some chill out 'ambient'? music. This one's my gem. Check the 1975 William Friedkin film too."
19.93   Used & New from: 6.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Say You Will (Limited Edition + Bonus Ecd)
13.  Say You Will (Limited Edition + Bonus Ecd) by Fleetwood Mac
The list author says:
  "Bet you wouldn't think their most recent offering was up with their best. And a live ticket too. Go check it out."
21.76   Used & New from: 1.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

City Slicker
14.  City Slicker by Young/Hammer
The list author says:
  "City Slicker by Styx's James Young with Miami Vices Jan Hammer, prev hard to get. JY sounds like he's got rabies on the title track. Dated hollow 80's curio still a great listen. Re-release it!!"
28.89   Used & New from: 22.94

Rising
15.  Rising by Rainbow
The list author says:
  "..or any early Rainbow album. Catch Ronald Padovano's (Mr.Dio RIP to you) surprisingly melodic warblings before he turned into a nasty little goblin!"
5.20   Used & New from: 1.92
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Agents of Fortune
16.  Agents of Fortune by Blue Oyster Cult
The list author says:
  "OK, who DOESN'T like the Reaper. Just could be my favourite track full stop. All Buck Dharma's own work, to think he wasn't even the main man! Wonderfully unique band still touring."
14.95   Used & New from: 3.29

Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
17.  Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
The list author says:
  "One of only two 90's bands to give a monkey's about. Unique. C'mon Billy, get rockin' again, it's not beneath you."
7.65   Used & New from: 0.34
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
18.  The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion by Black Crowes
The list author says:
  "The other band being this one. So it's Aerosmith mixed with The Faces for the 90's. So what? And that much maligned Mr.Stewart could rock when he wanted anyhow."
Used & New from: 6.80
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Permission To Land
19.  Permission To Land by The Darkness
The list author says:
  "..Just coz they were successful and the kids liked it don't diss it. A rock dream story come true. No manufacture, they self wrote, recorded and financed this BEFORE they had a deal. Good luck to 'em."
2.72   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews)

Rule
20.  Rule by Lizards
The list author says:
  "Live in Leeds 2004 to 40 people supporting Vanilla Fudge these guys played their socks off. Respect! Re-release it as some Darkness pretty-look alikes and it would sell by the megaton.."
5.99   Used & New from: 3.32

Fire
21.  Fire by Electric Six
The list author says:
  "Whats this doing here? There is so much more to this band than Gay Bar etc. Good time dynamite from start to finish, nothing like it. It's not DiscoMetal but the term just suits it."
4.50   Used & New from: 0.15
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Pandemonium
22.  Pandemonium by Killing Joke
The list author says:
  "The sound of the Apocalypse. Always reminds me of the film 'Zardoz'. Read the book then it makes sense."
Used & New from: 18.98
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By The Grace Of God
23.  By The Grace Of God by Hellacopters
The list author says:
  "Swedes in the 21st Century going back to the 70s, showing How It Should Be Done.As good as a Greatest Hits.Why are they a secret? Research and buy.Vocals + production a tad light tho', needs more rawk"
9.73   Used & New from: 4.44
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Black Sabbath
24.  Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "Hey, lets invent Heavy Metal. Seismic shock to start the 70's. Ozzy's the real deal, not a freak show. 2CD Best Of totally essential for you young 'uns - 'The How To' Bible of HM. Get with the program"
4.99   Used & New from: 3.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Led Zeppelin
25.  Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Save the best til last. This entered the charts the week I was born, Jan.1969. Uncategorisable band. Default No.1 all time act. Everyone else's fighting for 2nd place. Words fail me. ENJOY THE TRIP!"
7.50   Used & New from: 2.89
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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