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Starr, Ruby - 1976 Scene Stealer
While a kissing cousin to Black Oak; 'Scene Stealer' is like so many of that band's hog-pile of albums - long on southernisms, but too often short of shit-hot tunes to lock in with the likes of the Allmans, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Outlaws.

Starz - 1976 Starz
Reyno asks the question - how can 'Starz' not be ranked as one of the greatest hard rock records of all-time?

Stec, Joey - 1976 Joey Stec
Spoken in reverence amongst power pop fans in the know, the album has become a cult item over the years..

Stewart, Al - 1976 Year Of The Cat
Well known for blending in historical references into his previous material, Al Stewart mostly put that on the backburner for his classic 70's LP 'Year Of The Cat', where the material is light, fluffy and harmless, a formula which caught on with the masses, the album selling like hotcakes.

Strapps - 1976 Strapps
Mott The Hoople, Silverhead and New York Dolls fans will find much to enjoy here.. for the more adventurous rock listener looking for something different, Strapps debut will be money well spent.

Styx - 1976 Crystal Ball
The band's second album for A&M and the first to feature upstart guitarist Tommy Shaw..

Sunblind Lion - 1976 Observer
This Wisconsin based progressive rock band were never in the same category as Fireballet, Ethos or Starcastle, 'Observer' is half way decent and worthy of any collection that leans towards American progressive rock rarities.

Symphonic Slam - 1976 Symphonic Slam
Symphonic Slam is a strange one to be honest, progressive rock with a funky edge.. reminiscent at times of Kansas and the first three Journey albums.

Target - 1976 Target
Musically Target should hit most of the right buttons for Southern rock fans with a hard rockin' mixture of Point Blank and Hydra influences peppered with pop.

Tattoo - 1976 Tattoo
Tattoo was the band of former Raspberries alumni Wally Bryson. The music itself for the most part is good - falling into the REO Speedwagon, Jo Jo Gunne and James Gang thumping denim and cowboy boots early 70's Midwestern sound, but the resulting production? In the words of Head East, it's as 'flat as a pancake'.

Thin Lizzy - 1976 Jailbreak
If you peruse the Thin Lizzy history books, you will find agreement overall that the early 1976 album 'Jailbreak' was their breakout LP.

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Thin Lizzy - 1976 Johnny The Fox
After the success of 'Jailbreak' earlier in 1976, the next album 'Johnny The Fox' came out in a surprising short turnaround, issued in October 1976, some seven months later.

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Tiger - 1976 Goin' Down Laughing
These guys had no shortage of talent but seriously lacked the energy or originality to compete on the same level with other far more successful hard rocking bands of the day.

Travers, Pat (Band) - 1976 Pat Travers
When we talk about Canadian guitarists, blues rocker Pat Travers should be up there somewhere toward the top of the list. Taking a bold step, Travers left Canada to kickstart his solo career in good ol' Blighty during 1976, this album his first footsteps onto a satisfying solo career.

Trower, Robin - 1976 Robin Trower Live
The early albums from British blues rock guitarist Robin Trower are probably some of the best of that genre. In this review, we'll look at the sole live album he released during this period: 1976's 'Robin Trower Live!'.

U.S Radio Band - 1976 Don't Touch That Dial
U.S. Radio Band offered easy listening, vaguely pompy and light in the loafer's pop music with one foot in disco.

UFO - 1976 No Heavy Petting
It was inevitable that UFO would add spit and polish to the chrome and steel provided by the rest of the band. In 1976, I doubt there was a harder and tighter rock band in operation than UFO.

Unicorn - 1976 Too Many Crooks
Trust me when I say Unicorn were far better than their details looked on paper. British and produced by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour; Unicorn played American styled country rock influenced by Crosby Stills & Nash as well as The Byrds.

Unison - 1976 Unison
This is pretty much down-to_earth hard rock with southern and blues traits from a band hailing from upstate New York. One of the most searched after hard rock albums of the mid-70's.

Vangelis - 1976 Albedo 0.39
'Albedo 0.329' is recognized to this day as one of Vangelis' most consistent efforts. The music is some of the most potent and effective progressive synthesizer epics of the decade.

Vannelli, Gino - 1976 The Gist Of The Gemini
Recorded in England and co-produced by Gino, his brother and long-time collaborator Joe and the legendary Geoff Emerick; his fourth album 'The Gist Of The Gemini' took a step closer to progressive rock with dazzling results.

Victoria, C.B - 1976 Dawning Day
Who the heck is C.B Victoria? He is a Canadian 70's pop artist who is about as elusive on the Internet as a man trying hard not to be found!

Wiggy Bits - 1976 Wiggy Bits
A short-lived affair, the members of Wiggy Bits would all go off onto different things. Read more on the likes of Balance, Aviator and Network elsewhere here at GLORY-DAZE.

Wireless - 1976 Wireless
As typical for the 1976 scene, the debut Wireless is a fertile breeding ground of mild hard rock, blues tinged and pop based at times, with hints of their previous Australian early 70's roots.

Yesterday And Today - 1976 Yesterday And Today
Prior to their run as Y&T, the Oakland favourites started life off as a true 70's hard rock band with the longer handle of Yesterday And Today.
 
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