Ethos were a mid-70s US rock band dealing in multi-layered pomp and progressive rock. Comprising Will Sharpe (guitar, vocals), Brad Stephenson (bass, vocals), Michael Ponczek (keyboards) and Mark Richards (drums), they released their self-titled debut album for Capitol Records in 1976, before touring as opening support for Kiss. Though good live reviews followed for their heavily syncopated, thematically dense songs, their second album, Open Up, failed to provide a commercial breakthrough - despite containing more accessible, radio-friendly material. With Capitol’s patience wearing thin, Ethos had broken up by the end of the decade before a third album could be recorded.
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