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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : Argent Genre : Rock Style : Art-rock, 70's Pop, 70's Rock Instr. : Group Rating : importance (2) popularity (1) All-Music Guide Biography Ex-Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent (b June 14, 1945) formed Argent in 1969. Like the Zombies, Argent was capable of some excellent melodies even when indulging in more extended art-rock forays. Rod Argent had as many chops as Keith Emerson, able to pull out all the stops when needed, but he seemed to have a greater understanding of the value of economy in note selection. Guitarist Russ Ballard (b Oct 31, 1947) was equally tasty, and Argent's rhythm section, bassist Jim Rodford (b July 7, 1945) and drummer Rob Henrit (b May 2, 1945), delivered all the right fire and dynamics. Their self-titled debut and sophomore effort RING OF HANDS are standouts.,Argent's one huge hit, "Hold Your Head Up," went to #1. After Argent's demise, Ballard went on to a moderately successful solo career. Both Ballard and Argent became successful producers. Henrit and Rodford went on to join the Kinks. ~ Rick Clark ---------- Related Artists ----------- Zombies Blunstone, Colin Argent, Rod Ballard, Russ ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- Beatles 60's Brit-pop AMG Artist ID # : P000003571 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Ghosts (With Barbara Thompson) |1982|MCA |3125 | | Moving Home |1978|MCA |2854 | S T| Hold Your Head Up |1978|Embassy |31640 | T| Anthology: The Best of Argent |1976|Epic |81321 | T| Counterpoints |1975|United Art|560 | S T| OK Circus |1975|Epic |33422 | S T| OK Nexus |1974|Epic |32573 | S T| OK Encore - Live in Concert |1974|Epic |33079 | S T| OK Anthology |1974|Epic |33955 |R T|+BestA In Deep |1973|Epic |32195 | S T| OK All Together Now |1972|Epic |31556 | S T| Good Ring of Hands |1971|Epic |30128 | S T| Good Silver Plated |1970|Epic |26285 | | Argent |1970|Beat Goes |110 | S T| Good All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : All Together Now Artist : Argent Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #023, entered Jul 1 , 1972, on charts 023 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1972 (release) AMG ID : R000000826 --------- Album Releases --------- 1972 LP Epic 31556 Epic 31556 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Rod Argent - k/v/PRD Russ Ballard - Guitar, Vocal Robert Henrit - Drums Jim Rodford - Bass Chris White - Producer -------- Album Tracks -------- Hold Your Head Up Keep On Rollin' Tragedy I Am The Dance Of Ages Be My Lover He's A Dynamo Pure Love Part 1 Fantasia Part II Prelude Part III Pure Love Part IV Finale ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Anthology Artist : Argent Rating : Best-of-Artist (First Pick) Genre : Rock Type : compilation Date : 1974 (release) AMG ID : R000000828 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Epic EK-33955 1976 LP Epic 33955 CS Epic PET-33955 CD CBS 33955 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- "Hold Your Head Up" and other well-crafted rockers. ~ Dan Heilman -------- Album Tracks -------- Hold Your Head Up Liar Pleasure God Gave Rock & Roll To You It's Only Money 1 Thunder & Lightning Tragedy Time Of The Season ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Anthology: The Best of Argent Artist : Argent Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : compilation Date : 1976 (release) AMG ID : R000029308 --------- Album Releases --------- 1976 LP Epic 81321 -------- Album Tracks -------- Schoolgirl It's Only Money 1 Pleasure Hold Your Head Up Thunder & Lightning Liar Go Gave Rock & Roll To You Keep On Rollin' ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Argent Artist : Argent Rating : Good Charts : Down Beat #4.5 Genre : Rock Date : 1970 (release) AMG ID : R000000824 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Beat Goes On 110 1970 LP Epic 26525 Epic 26525 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Rod Argent - k/v/PRD Russ Ballard - Guitar, Vocal Robert Henrit - Drums Jim Rodford - Bass Chris White - Producer -------- Album Tracks -------- Like Honey Liar Be Free Schoolgirl Dance In The Smoke Lonely Hard Road Feelings Inside, The Freefall Stepping Stone Bring You Joy ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Circus Artist : Argent Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #171, entered Mar 29, 1975, on charts 003 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1975 (release) AMG ID : R000000831 --------- Album Releases --------- 1975 LP Epic 33422 Epic 33422 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Rod Argent - k/v/PRD John Grimaldi - Guitar Robert Henrit - Drums Jim Rodford - Bass John Verity - Vocal Chris White - Producer -------- Album Tracks -------- Circus Highwire Clown Trapeze Shine On Sunshine Ring Jester ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Counterpoints Artist : Argent Rating : OK Genre : Rock Date : 1975 (release) AMG ID : R000029307 --------- Album Releases --------- 1975 LP United Artists 560G United Artists 560 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Rod Argent - k/v/PRD Phil Collins - Percussion John Grimaldi - Guitar Robert Henrit - Drums Jim Rodford - Bass John Verity - Vocal Chris White - Producer -------- Album Tracks -------- On My Feet Again I Can't Remember, But Yes Time Waiting For The Yellow It's Fallen Off Be Strong Rock 'n' Roll Show Butterfly Road Back Home ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Encore - Live in Concert Artist : Argent Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #151, entered Jan 11, 1975, on charts 004 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1974 (release) AMG ID : R000029306 --------- Album Releases --------- 1974 LP Epic 33079 Epic PEG-33079 Epic 33079 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Rod Argent - k/v/prd Russ Ballard - Guitar, Vocal Robert Henrit - Drums Phil MacDonald - Engineer Jim Rodford - Bass Chris White - Producer -------- Album Tracks -------- Coming Of Kohoutek, The It's Only Money 1 It's Only Money 2 God Gave Rock & Roll To You Thunder & Lightning Music From Spheres I Don't Believe In Miracles I Am The Dance Of Ages Keep On Rolling Hold Your Head Up Time Of The Season ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Ghosts (With Barbara Thompson) Artist : Rod Argent Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000029313 --------- Album Releases --------- 1982 LP MCA 3125 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Hold Your Head Up Artist : Argent Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Date : 1978 (release) AMG ID : R000029310 --------- Album Releases --------- 1978 LP Embassy 31640 -------- Album Tracks -------- Hold Your Head Up Liar Celebration Tragedy Man For All Reasons God Gave Rock & Roll To You Thunder & Lightning Like Honey It's Only Money 1 Highwire ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : In Deep Artist : Argent Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #090, entered Apr 7 , 1973, on charts 011 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1973 (release) AMG ID : R000000827 --------- Album Releases --------- 1973 LP Epic 32195 Epic 32195 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Rod Argent - k/v/prd Russ Ballard - Guitar, Vocal Derek Griffiths - Guitar Robert Henrit - Drums Jim Rodford - Bass Chris White - Producer -------- Album Tracks -------- God Gave Rock & Roll To You It's Only Money 1 It's Only Money 2 Losing Hold Be Glad Christmas For The Free Candles On The River Rosie ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Moving Home Artist : Rod Argent Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Date : 1978 (release) AMG ID : R000029312 --------- Album Releases --------- 1978 LP MCA 2854 1978 MCA 2854 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Rod Argent - Keyboards, Vocal Clive Chaman - Bass Phil Collins - Percussion Paddy Hunt - Percussion Alphonso Johnson - Bass Jack Lancaster - Wind Robin Lumley - Producer Gary Moore - Guitar Morris Pert - Percussion -------- Album Tracks -------- Home Silence I'm In The Mood Summer No 1 Tenderness Pastorius Mentioned Well Well Well Smiling Recollection ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Nexus Artist : Argent Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #149, entered May 4 , 1974, on charts 006 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1974 (release) AMG ID : R000000830 --------- Album Releases --------- 1974 LP Epic 32573 1974 Epic 65924 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Rod Argent - k/v/prd Russ Ballard - Guitar, Vocal Robert Henrit - Drums Jim Rodford - Bass Chris White - Producer -------- Album Tracks -------- Coming Of Kohoutek, The Once Around The Sun Infinite Wanderer Love Music From Spheres Thunder & Lightning Keeper Of The Flame Man For All Reasons Gonna Meet My Maker ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Ring of Hands A

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