Header

ARGENT

Argent

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Argent Argent  album cover
3.17 | 42 ratings | 7 reviews | 10% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy ARGENT Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Like honey
2. Liar
3. Be free
4. Schoolgirl
5. Dance in the smoke
6. Lonely hard road
7. The feeling's inside
8. Freefall
9. Stepping stone
10. Bring you joy

Lyrics

Search ARGENT Argent lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ARGENT Argent tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Rod Argent / keyboards, vocals
- Russ Ballard / lead vocals, guitar
- Bob Henrit / drums
- Jim Rodford / bass

Releases information

Lp. CBS 63781 / Lp. Epic 26525 / Cd. Beat Goes On BGOCD 110 (1991)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

ARGENT MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy ARGENT Argent Music


The Argent Anthology: A Collection Of Greatest HitsThe Argent Anthology: A Collection Of Greatest Hits
Columbia 2011
Audio CD$6.99
$1.99 (used)
Hold Your Head UpHold Your Head Up
Sony Special Product 1999
Audio CD$2.25
$3.36 (used)
Greatest: The Singles CollectionGreatest: The Singles Collection
Varese Fontana 2008
Audio CD$7.90
$7.72 (used)
EncoreEncore
Import · Remastered
Bgo 2003
Audio CD$10.66
$12.00 (used)
At High Voltage 2010At High Voltage 2010
Import
Concert Live 2010
Audio CD$13.89
$11.89 (used)
Ring of HandsRing of Hands
Import · Remastered
Bgo - Beat Goes on 2000
Audio CD$12.07
$11.07 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
ARGENT Nexus 1974 EPIC CLASSIC ROCK LP SIS US $5.99 [0 bids]
32m 47s
Live Concert Rock Classics new 3 CD 40 songs - Santana BOC Heart Poco Argent etc US $8.88 [0 bids]
1h 3m
KETAMA ES KE ME HAN KAMBIAO LOS TIEMPOS ARGENT PROMO LP US $30.89 Buy It Now 1h 15m
Mask ENNIO MORRICONE FILM MUSIC MAESTRO ARGENT new CD US $21.45 Buy It Now 1h 15m
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA EL ARTE SABATO ALFREDO ALCON ARGENT LP US $30.89 Buy It Now 1h 15m
OSVALDO FRESEDO & ORQUESTA TIPICA VOL 1 TANGO ARGENT LP US $30.89 Buy It Now 1h 15m
DOMINGO RULIO PA QUE BAILEN LOS MUCHACHOS ARGENT CD PRO US $27.99 Buy It Now 1h 15m
ALFONSO ORTIZ TIRADO CALLA TRISTEZA ARGENT 78 rpm 10' US $28.96 Buy It Now 1h 15m
ARGENT - IN DEEP (LP RECORD ) VG+ 1973 EPIC ROD ARGENT / RUSS BALLARD US $9.99 [0 bids]
1h 49m
RUSS BALLARD (EX-ARGENT) LOOSE WOMEN ( COOL DUTCH 7"PS ) 1975 US $9.99 Buy It Now 5h 4m
QUEEN'S LOGIC OST CASSETTE CHERYL LYNN CHEAP TRICK SLY & FAMILY STONE ARGENT US $1.99 [0 bids]
US $7.99 Buy It Now
6h 8m
Rod Argent & Robert Howes - New Horizons - Chappell library CD US $2.43 [0 bids]
6h 37m
ARGENT. "ALL TOGETHER NOW" EPIC USA 1972 LP. ORIG.G/F BOOKLET. US $24.30 [0 bids]
9h 8m
THE MUSIC PEOPLE,3 LP,BOB DYLAN,ARGENT,JEFF BECK,THE BYRDS,POCO,RARE VINYL LP US $1.95 [2 bids]
9h 29m
1969 CLASSIC ROCK Argent Self Titled Debut LP On Epic @ US $1.49 Buy It Now 11h 40m
Verity Stay With Me Baby/Fallin' UK 1983 7" PS PRT Recs (Argent) US $12.16 Buy It Now 12h 33m
1974 - ARGENT - Encore + UK Tour Dates - Press Advertisment Poster Size US $14.57 Buy It Now 14h 35m
PHOENIX - SAME - CBS - JOHN VERITY - ARGENT US $22.68 Buy It Now 15h 11m
WAPASSOU -GENUINE/LE LAC D'ARGENT- RARE FRENCH LP-PSYCH PROG US $24.99 Buy It Now 15h 59m
Vintage CRUSIN' 1972 NM condition Argent JOHNNY NASH Bill Withers RARE US $3.99 Buy It Now 16h 20m
Colin Blunstone Rod Argent Out Of The Shadows Tour Programme 2002 Zombies US $16.20 Buy It Now 16h 27m
Argent In Deep Epic KE-32195 Stereo 1973 God Gave Rock And Roll To You, It's Onl US $5.99 [0 bids]
16h 30m
v/a ROCK FURY-GOLDEN EARRING/THIN LIZZY/SKYNYRD/TED NUGENT/ARGENT..NEW SEALED LP US $11.98 Buy It Now 16h 32m
The Zombies "Begin Here" CD 1999 4 Bonus Tracks Colin Blunstone Rod Argent US $7.50 [0 bids]
17h
Rod Argent LP Moving Home 1978 The Zombies UK Pressing VG++/M- US $12.99 Buy It Now 17h 4m
Rod Argent-Metro-RARE 1983 Repertoire LP-John Dankworth-Zombies-Colosseum US $24.99 Buy It Now 17h 11m
argent lp all together now ke 31556 yellow label vg+/m-= w/booklet US $9.59 Buy It Now 17h 50m
Argent ?- Hold Your Head Up LP. EX.UK. Zombies, Russ Ballard, The Roulettes, US $2.72 [0 bids]
18h 4m
ARGENT - Encore Live In Concert (1974 Original Vinyl 2 LP) PROMO WLP US $7.99 Buy It Now 18h 13m
ARGENT NEXUS 1974 US $0.99 [0 bids]
19h 12m
supernatural fairy tales limited edition cd sampler can yes moody blues argent US $42.49 Buy It Now 19h 12m
ARGENT Encore Live In Concert 2Lp 1974 CBS PEG33079 Hold Your Head Up Rod Argent US $10.99 Buy It Now 19h 59m
Russ Ballard~Winning ~X-Argent Guitarist~US Epic First Pressing 1A/1A 1976 NM B US $2.99 Buy It Now 21h 29m
ROD ARGENT RED HOUSE ULTRA RARE SEALED CASSETTE TAPE! THE ZOMBIES US $16.63 Buy It Now 21h 40m
LP Record - Argent / Encore US $12.99 [0 bids]
22h 14m
RARE OOP 106.7 KAZY Classics V3 CD COCA-COLA Denver CO Van Morrison BYRDS Argent US $9.99 [0 bids]
22h 21m
JULES SHEAR - HEALING BONES CD Rod Argent Co-Producer US $6.12 Buy It Now 23h 27m
Argent m- record GF LP All Together Now US $5.00 [0 bids]
1 day
ARGENT s / t 1969 STEREO LP Epic YELLOW LABEL + Lyrics INSERT US $29.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent, In Deep Audio CD US $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
All Together Now - 1st Argent vinyl LP album record UK EPC64962 EPIC 1972 US $87.46 Buy It Now 1 day
Soul NM! 45 ARGENT Hold Your Head Up on Epic US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT Circus Psych Record Album in NM condition with original inner Art Sleeve US $5.47 Buy It Now 1 day
Newspaper Advert 10x7 Dirty Tricks on tour with Argent US $11.35 Buy It Now 1 day
Newspaper Advert 15x3 Counterpoints Album By Argent (Rca Rs1020) US $8.11 Buy It Now 1 day
Newspaper Clipping : The Melody Maker Argent File US $8.11 Buy It Now 1 day
Poster Size Advert 15x12 Argent : Counterpoints Album US $19.45 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT god gave rock and roll to you 7" b/w christmas for the free (epc1243) wri US $15.01 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT god gave rock and roll to you 7" b/w christmas for the free (sepc1243) no US $8.09 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT hold your head up 7" b/w dance in the smoke (og9187)slight dishing to dis US $8.09 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT hold your head up 7" promo b/w it's only money part 1 (sepc4321) uk epic US $8.09 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT it's only money part 2 7" b/w candles on the river (sepc1628) uk epi US $8.09 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT it's only money part 2 7" b/w candles on the river (sepc1628) uk epic 197 US $8.09 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT thunder and lightning 7" promo b/w keeper of the flame (sepc2147) uk epic US $8.09 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT thunder and lightning 7" b/w keeper of the flame (epcs2147) pic slv germa US $13.83 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT thunder and lightning 7" promo but has number on label b/w keeper of the US $8.09 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent "All Together Now" Epic 1972 w/ Gatefold Booklet / Free / Rod Argent US $17.95 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT Nexus Vinyl LP EPIC S EPC 65924 UK A2/B2 US $24.30 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent -45 RPM Record *Hold Your Head Up/Closer To Heaven* 1972 US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent 2 Vinyl LP Encore Epic 33079 Live Gatefold VG US $2.50 [0 bids]
1 day
PICTURE SLEEVE 7" - Argent - Hold your head up - cbs epc 3954 US $11.33 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent Counterpoints on UA SEALED LP US $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SEALED LP w/ BONUS 7" Andrew Lloyd Webber ~ Variations Gary Moore, Rod Argent US $14.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN FOSTER NINI ROSSO ENDRIGO BOBBY SOLO RICORDI ITALIAN LOVE SONGS ARGENT LP US $26.42 Buy It Now 1 day
LA GRAN ORQUESTA DE PAUL MAURIAT MORIR AL LADO DE MI AMOR sexy cover ARGENT LP US $27.03 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent Encore Live In Concert 2LP psych Zombies US $8.00 [0 bids]
1 day
BARBARA THOMPSON/ROD ARGENT ghosts 12" 3 track b/w with you and poltergeist (mca US $8.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent-Tragedy/Rejoice UK 7" Single EX Cond US $9.71 Buy It Now 1 day
TANITA TIKARAM,ancient heart-MARK ISHAM-Rod Argent-Tape US $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT-"CIRCUS" 1975 ISSUE LP-EXCELLENT CONDITION VINYL US $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
PHIL COLLINS/ GARY MOORE/ ROD ARGENT-"DEEP GREEN" 1987 U.K. ISSUE 3 TRK. 12" EP US $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
RUSS BALLARD At The Third Stroke ARGENT related MINT Lp US $8.26 [0 bids]
1 day
ARGENT In Deep prog gatefold Lp US $8.56 [1 bids]
1 day
Rock 45 Argent - Tragedy / He'S A Dynamo On Epic Records US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Rod Argent Barbara Thompson SHADOWSHOW psych Zombies private HumblePie Colosseum US $8.00 [0 bids]
1 day
ARGENT Nexus LP US $10.47 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent Hold Your Head Up / God Gave Rock And Roll To You 7" 45 rpm 15-2332 VG+ US $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent Hold Your Head Up / God Gave Rock And Roll To You 7" 45 rpm 15-2332 NM US $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock Promo 45 Argent - He'S A Dynamo / Tragedy On Epic (Promo) US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock Promo 45 Argent - It'S Only Money Pt. 2 / Same On Epic (Promo) US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock Promo 45 Argent - Man For All Reasons / Man For All Reasons On Epic US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock Promo 45 Argent - Tragedy / He'S A Dynamo On Epic (Promo) US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
? Rod Argent - Moving Home (UK) (of Zombies, Argent) US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
argent road back home (cassette 1990 EMI) US $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Air Californie/LaFemme D'Argent,Clear CD Single Promo Collector US $2.95 [1 bids]
1 day
1972 Argent: All Together Now Record Album, 31556 Epic, EX Cond US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Polyester Dreams CD 70's Various Artists Billy Swan BOC Dr Hook Argent US $9.95 Buy It Now 2 days
RUSS BALLARD The Barnet Dogs Into The Fire pro LP 1980 Epic ARGENT US $8.00 [0 bids]
US $10.50 Buy It Now
2 days
GARY MOORE/ PHIL COLLINS/ROD ARGENT. - WILD CONNECTIONS US $4.38 [0 bids]
2 days
ARGENT. GOD GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO YOU. DJ WLP PROMO 45. MONO/STEREO. 1973.ORIG. US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Slip Double: Argent : Live 2010 High Voltage, London England US $15.95 [0 bids]
2 days
ARGENT. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. DJ 45. STEREO/MONO. 1974 US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ROD ARGENT AND PETER VAN HOOKE FEAT CLEM CLEMPSON Not With A Bang 7" Theme From US $8.09 Buy It Now 2 days
ARGENT HOLD YOUR HEAD UP RARE ORIGINAL YUGOSLAV 1ST PRESS UNIQUE 1972 EX-/EX US $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
ROBERT HOWES AND ROD ARGENT rescue HONEY L 14 A1/B1 honeybee 1989 LP PS EX/EX US $14.57 Buy It Now 2 days
Page From An Autograph Book Argent UK memorabilia Autographed AUTOGRAPH N/A US $45.31 Buy It Now 2 days
ARGENT 'S/T' VERY RARE 1ST ALBUM UK ORIG ORANGE EPIC '69 NICE COPY! US $16.20 [0 bids]
2 days
Argent - All Together Now NEW CD US $15.79 Buy It Now 2 days
Argent 7" vinyl single record Not With A Bang / The Piglet Files UK WEEK100 US $11.58 Buy It Now 2 days
RUSS BALLARD (ARGENT, UNIT 4+2) - ON THE REBOUND - DUTCH PRESSING US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy ARGENT music online Buy ARGENT & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for ARGENT DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

ARGENT Argent ratings distribution


3.17
(42 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
10%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (48%)
48%
Collectors/fans only (10%)
10%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

ARGENT Argent reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars It will be later before God gives rock and roll to you

A good first album, if now sounding somewhat dated. The closing track on side one, "Dance in the smoke" was included on the CBS sampler "Fill your head with rock". It's not really representative of the album, but the sampler sold well, and many people discovered Argent as a result.

The combination of Rod Argent and Russ Ballard works well from the start, with both contributing to the song-writing. The songs on this album however are pretty straight forward, leaning more towards Rod's previous band (the Zombies) than Argent's later, more prog focused output.

Having had the album since the early 70's, I enjoy it as much now as I did then, but those looking for the Argent which made "Hold your head up" and "God gave rock'n'roll to you" can safely give this one a miss.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#26631) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, February 23, 2004

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
2 stars 2.5 stars really!!!

Once the Zombies broke up after their groundbreaking masterpiece album Odessey And Oracle, Rod Argent to ex-bassist Chris White with him and formed his new band named after himself. Enrolling his cousin Rodfort on drums, he also found Russ Ballard that was too become the other stalwart of the group on guitar and vocals, but also a good songwriter. However White was only to contribute to lyrics and in came Henrit on bass. Graced with a futurist neon artwork (for the era), the eponymous debut came out when The Zombies' Time Of The Season became a huge hit over one year after its release. So the group jumped on the occasion, justly appropriating it to themselves and the song would become a live attraction.

Musically the album doesn't offer very much for the proghead, as this is very much a band looking for its landmarks and limits, still trying to un-zombi themselves. So obviously this album might appear as a transition album, but I'd even say that it might even appear as a step backwards to The Zombies' epitaph album. Mostly pop songs, with the highlight being Dance In The Smoke, but this album is certainly nothing to write home about.

An honest debut that holds promise, but not much more. Hardly essential.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sean Trane (BETA) | Report this review (#26630) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Review by Matti
COLLABORATOR Neo-Prog Team
3 stars I remember being quite surprised when I first heard this debut. The disc had the copyright year 1969 (not 1970) but the music sounded very much like mid-seventies rock'n'roll with an emphasis on keyboards; catchy rock, both arty and straight-forward. Something like Manfred Mann's Earth Band at its best.

I haven't heard Rod Argent's former r&b band Zombies, and the only other Argent album (All Together Now from 1972) that I've listened to disappointed me strongly after this one. So I'm not any connoisseur of the band, nor is straight-forward rock my field particularly, but anyway this is pretty good and extremely well produced rock without any 60's feel. It can be said that they were ahead of their time. Russ Ballard is just the right man to sing this music. Some little irritations here and there, like the "lonely hard road" repetition of background vocals in 'Lonely Hard Road', but otherwise a strong and nicely flowing album.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Matti (BETA) | Report this review (#122334) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars If you are into old psychedelia and heavy sounds, this might well be an album to watch out.

The great duo (Rod Argent and Russ Ballard) are there for the trip. Hesitating between Floyd and Purple. But who cares? These are landmarks in music and "Argent" did have his own place in those old days...

Pre-Heep moments, but at times so close and premonitory ("Be Free"). Song writing is clever, but it lacks of grandeur and the album suffered this an awful lot. Good songs overall, but no real outstanding number. Do not expect a chef d'oeuvre, just above average album for the time.

When you listen to this album, a song as "Schoolgirl" is going to sound as rather outdated; but it is so typical of an era. You have to be in the mood, as I am, to fully appreciate this album.

Remember, we are talking about the early days of prog music (1970), even if "Argent" was not a high flyer. They certainly need respect for their work, and this debut is quite encouraging. Like during "Dance In The Smoke" during which some very fine vocal harmonies and subtle keys can be observed. The music might sound childish, but almost forty years ago, this was a different feeling.

A great song as "The Feeling's Inside" is really not shy from most of the grand psyche anthems of the time (or earlier). Only that "Argent" didn't have the same exposure, nor fame. But they are still a good band whose music definitely deserves your attention. This album in particular should please you if great organ play and some psychedelic patterns ("Freefall") are amongst your fave.

If ever you are keen to listen to this album (and I can only recommend you to do so), be prepared for a long trip back into the heavy and psyche roots. But isn't it a wonderful challenge?

Three stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#181054) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, August 29, 2008

Review by jammun
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Well, just how proggy can an album be if Three Dog Night covered one of the album's best songs? Obviously, we're not looking at nor listening to rocket science or brain (salad) surgery with Argent's first album.

I need to put on my wayback-machine ears here. A lot of this sounds like typical 70's rock -- great vocal harmonies, great melodies, powerful keyboards, chucka-chucka guitars, and in the end not much happening. But there's a big however: this album was recorded on the front-end of the 70's. In other words, it's a template for what many of us associate with the typical 70's rock sound, because it is one of the sources. You'll hear sounds here that were successfully appropriated by various 70's bands. So Lonely Hard Road engenders a Doobie Brothers sound. Liar, or at least its intention and invective, shows up on Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.

It's not surprising, really. Rod Argent came to the band via The Zombies, one of the more intelligent of the original British Invasion bands. Argent's keyboards are invariably perfect, and the rest of the band, while not exactly capable of causing one's jaw to drop, provide a perfectly competent background.

The prog tendencies are here: the guitar intro to Like Honey and the mid-song passages with swirling vocals and Hammond, the Hammond intro and subsequent second- and third-harmonics of The Feelings Inside. And Stepping Stone almost reaches velocity here and there.

This is a pretty decent first album for the band. There's a competent rock writer (Ballard) and an above- competent keyboardist trying to find their way. They hit some decent high points here and there, but never really pull it all together. It's a good listen if one's expectations are not too high, especially for those who appreciate keyboards.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to jammun (BETA) | Report this review (#206985) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, March 13, 2009

Latest members reviews

4 stars After the rupture of the Zombies, their two maximum authors, Rod Argent and Chris White (this last one would move away of the instrumentation and would occupy the position of producer and composer) formed next to the vocalista and guitar Russ Ballard (ex- The Roulettes), the battery Bob Henrit ... (read more)

Report this review (#46627) | Posted by MANTICORE | Wednesday, September 14, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I'm not a progressive rock purist by any means, so I'm not sure I'm qualified to speak here. But I can't resist, since I just finished listening to my old cassette tape recording of a friend's Argent album from way back. Through the scratches and pops, this music's sensuality shines through ... (read more)

Report this review (#26633) | Posted by | Friday, July 16, 2004 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of ARGENT "Argent "

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.54 seconds