Non Metal / Proto-Metal • United Kingdom
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Coming out of the second wave of the British Blues Rivival(Boom), Steamhammer formed in 1968 in the English township of Worthing by Martin Quittenton(guitar) and Kieran White(vocals, guitar, harmonica), Martin Pugh(guitar), Steve Davy(bass) and Michael Rushton(bass) and supported legendary Texas/Chicago blues guitarist Freddie "the Teaxas Cannonball" King in 1968 UK tour.
In the spring of 1969 the band signed with CBS records and released their s/t debut(aka Reflection) with very little success in all ready blues-rock dominated market but the band became an fan favourite live performer both in the UK and in Germany.
Quittenton and Rushton left the band immediatley after the eponymous release, enter Steve Jolliffe(sax, flute) who had a short stint with Tangerine Dream and drummer Mickey Bradley who had played with Methuselah which released a hard rock/psych album earlier in 1969. The two had a major impact on Steamhammer's second album, Mk.II(1969), fusing jazz
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