Toad - Toad (Hard Rock, Prog Rock) (Swiss first pressing) - LP Album - 1971

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Toad - Toad (Hard Rock, Prog Rock) (Swiss first pressing) - LP Album - 1971
Number of items: 1 - Near Mint (NM) - 1st Pressing - Including: Gatefold

Toad (Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Blues Rock)

Toad - Toad (Hallelujah X 616) made in Switzerland 1971 original gatefold first pressing LP | vinyl: NM (mint-) | cover: VG++ (excellent, except for Spine, which has wear and is protected by clear tape, so tape on cover (only spine))

Toad was a Swiss hard rock band, formed by ex-Brainticket members in Basel, Switzerland, during 1970. Their best known songs were covers of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There", along with originals "Usin' My Life" and "Stay!". Their first two albums were engineered by Martin Birch.

Though the band was not commercially successful outside of their own country, they were a popular live act because of their ferocity, musicianship and stage antics. Most notably when lead guitarist Vic Vergeat played the guitar with his teeth. Their concerts were often compared to those of Jimi Hendrix.

In 1970, European psychedelic rock band Brainticket was about to release their first album, featuring Werner Fröhlich on bass and Cosimo Lampis on drums. They departed the group and formed Toad with Vittorio 'Vic' Vergeat, who was briefly in the British space rock group Hawkwind,[2] playing guitar. They began writing and recording material for their first album in late 1970, and in 1971, Toad released their self-titled album and the single "Stay!," which did fairly well and made a great deal of headway in the Swiss charts: a feat that no other hard rock band had ever accomplished in that country. The album was mixed by the legendary British producer Martin Birch (who also produced for Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath). The album also features Benjamin "Beni" Jaeger on vocals, who would leave once the album was finished.

Lot details
Artist/ Band (max 3)
Toad
Multiple Titles
No
Record Title
Toad (Hard Rock, Prog Rock) (Swiss first pressing)
Nr of items
1
Media Source
LP Album
Country of Manufacturer
Switzerland
Release year (oldest)
1971
Condition
Near Mint (NM)
Pressing
1st Pressing
Includes
Gatefold
Record Label
Hallelujah
Record Label Number
X 616
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