Prototypical 70's Belgian band, Dragon's music falls mostly in the hard progressive category with a psychy edge. For all the adepts of delicate and elaborated rock, this band displays a great richness, a great instrumental diversity (Mellotron, guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, etc.) with some lightened guitar soli. They sound like a mix of Iron Butterfly, Uriah Heep, Van Der Graaf Generator, and 70s Italian Art Rock.
By the mid-'70s, Marc Bolan's T. Rex had fallen on hard times. Bolan, who remained the essential element in the band, began experimenting with soul/funk sounds and collaborating with his wife, singer Gloria Jones, with mixed results.
While 1976's FUTURISTIC DRAGON didn't hit the charts as hard as T. Rex's earlier classics ELECTRIC WARRIOR, SLIDER, and TANX had, it finds Bolan back on track. "New York City" turned out to be one of Bolan's final U.K. hits before his untimely death one year later. Other highlights include the orchestrated instrumental "Theme for a Dragon," and the upbeat power pop of "Chrome Sitar."
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen/Tales From The Ozone/We've Got A Live One Here! Digitally remastered two CD set containing Commander Cody's three Warner Bros albums from 1975 and 1976. Immensely popular live, this country rock-western swing-rockabilly band couldn't quite achieve great chart success. All three albums here did make the US Top 200, but Cody decided to disband the act in 1976,We've Got A Live One Here! was recorded in England during their tour in January and February 1976.
What's Wrong with This Picture? is the second album by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Gold. It was released in 1976 on Asylum Records. It includes the hit single "Lonely Boy" which peaked at #7 on the Billboard singles chart featuring Linda Ronstadt on backing vocals.