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Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Genre: Rock
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1

Psychedelic hard rock cult classic originally released in 1970.


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All Artists: Euclid
Title: Heavy Equipment
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lion
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 1/15/2007
Album Type: Import
Genre: Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 4028596001955


Album Description
Psychedelic hard rock cult classic originally released in 1970.

CD Reviews

Mega classic hard rock obscurity. Possibly my favorite!
Thomas Muckinhaupt | Erie, PA United States | 02/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Euclic's Heavy Equipment is perhaps the best example of the merging of the psychedelic 60's with hard rock. I bought this gem on album in a used record shop for less than $10- it is now valued over $100 for an original album copy. I had no idea who the band was, but was intrigued enough to purchase what has become one of the prized items in my collection. Excellent melodies, and some of the best heavy guitar of the era combine with strong vocals. Their version of the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin" is possibly the best cover version ever, slowed down to a heavy, grungy blast of energy. Crank this cd up and discover a band that truly should have been huge."
Sterling late 60s Hard Rock
Aram E. Heller | Boston, MA United States | 04/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The worst thing about hard rock for me has always been the lack of songwriting, and the excess (singing/looooong guitar solos, drum solos) for no apparent reason other than the band could do what they wanted. Very few bands get past those problems for more than a song or two per album. I tune out.

This album, however, is way different. It has some really great songwriting and a couple suprisingly standard covers that they give a heavy-duty makeover to. The sound is heavy but never becomes onerous. The arrangements are what sets this one apart. They mix a bit of psych with a bit of hard rock along with a good sense of dynamics and when to say when in the solo department. I think that Bobby Herne's (Flat Earth Society/Shaggs....yes, that Shaggs) involvement gave this one the focus that is sorely missing from many hard rock records.

The band hailed from New England (Mass/Maine) and consisted of an ex-member of Lazy Smoke (Ralph Mazotta) the former bassist of the Ones (Maris) and the two Leavitt brothers from the Cobras (of "I Wanna Be Your Love" fame). Recorded in 69 or 70, it was originally released in 1970."