The list author says: "This year saw worthy contributions from the old guard of Tull, Yes, Peter Hammill and Springsteen aside young lions like Elvis, Tonio K, the Motors and Joe Ely. Hickory Wind released one of the first world music extravaganzas CROSSING DEVIL'S BRIDGE. Horslips, who were approaching the end of their tenure were finally getting some recognition. Klaatu was not the Beatles and Be Bop Deluxe graced us with their swansong.
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YEAR: Key Albums
'1974: Key Albums'
My general music interests include '70s progressive rock, intelligent rock, European folk-rock, alt-country and non-synthesized '80s rock."
"Critics constantly remind us that punk had arrived and reduced the dinosaurs to irrelevance. I never ascribed to that. There is and was always room enough on my playlist to accomodate many divergent styles."
"Just good, solid rock 'n' roll. The finest of the post Mott the Hoople affiliated projects (sans Hunter, that is). Far superior than the British Lions' followup album TROUBLE WITH WOMEN. Featuring ex-Medicine Head singer John Fiddler."
"This was an incredibly obscure record in 1978 released regionally in South Africa in extremely limited quantities. It didn't surface again until 1997 when the South Korean archival label Si-Wan Records issued it on CD. For fans of early Steeleye Span."
"Definitely NOT prog like their previous records. This is fairly solid album rock from 1978 with a slight modern rock bent. Was received negatively largely because Giant's reputation preceded them. I'll take this over the chart toppers from '78 any day."