Eric Clapton's Cream were a year away from extinction, Jimmy Page was commandeering his own juggernaut, and Jeff Beck was determined not to be left out of the race
Strange Days was The Doors' second record, spawning the hit singles People Are Strange and Love Me Two Times
In which Jimmy Page and Robert Plant retreat to the Welsh hills and come up with something less bombastic for Led Zeppelin's third album
Earth vs. The Wildhearts was a Britrock classic, and an intoxicating, hyperactive mash-up of pop melodies, punk aggression and glam-rock swagger
The Georgia Satellites' debut was a scuzzy blast of pure rock'n'roll amidst the glamour and glitz of hair metal... but has it stood the test of time?
Side one is an acknowledged prog masterpiece... but how much does side two drag the overall score down?
The Rolling Stones’ 60s high-water mark Let It Bleed, now in a multi-format package with extras
Texas Flood was the debut album from Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Texas cat with the hat and the Strat who hot-wired the 80s blues revival
Life after Lemmy sees Phil Campbell's mane event realised with star-studded solo album Old Lions Still Roar
Airbourne's fifth album Boneshaker proves that they're rock’n’roll for life – and you better believe it
Diamond Head's progressive swerve towards Canterbury: a maligned classic, commercial suicide, or something in-between?
The return of Rich Robinson’s high flying birds The Magpie Salute, with second album High Water II