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Deep cuts: Riches from the rock underground

Power Of Zeus, The Gospel According To Zeus, 1970, Rare Earth Records, USA £140 is this month's musical buried treasure

Rare Earth was a subsidiary of Motown, aimed at cashing in on the blossoming post-psychedelic underground hard-rock scene, and Detroit greasers Power Of Zeus were by far the heaviest band to be signed. But while the label’s main act, also called Rare Earth, achieved notable success, Power Of Zeus were barely recognised at the time, and The Gospel According To Zeus became a common sight in bargain bins throughout the US after its release.

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