Steamhammer

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Starting out as an electric blues group in the '60s, Steamhammer transformed into a hard progressive rock group on this 1970 album. A highly collectable album in the British prog scene, the guitarists of this group -- Martin Pugh and Martin Quittenton -- were both, in fact, hardworking session musicians who made their names co-writing "Maggie May" with Rod Stewart for Stewart's debut solo album. Although throughout they maintain their electric blues roots, this album is a fairly awkward and mediocre transition period for the group. However, hardcore collectors of progressive rock will find much to delight in.

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