Got me thinking though - what other 'lost' US rock rock stuff from the early 70's should i keep an eye out for, any suggestions? (the more like early Budgie/Sabbath, the better)
I've been going through a lot of albums from a large collection I bought back in September. One that I played today fits into the early '70s forgotten gem category:
Savage Grace - 2, Reprise 6434
The review and bio on allmusic.com describes this band as "Prog Rock" but I think it's more Hard Rock than anything else. It's a good one.