Ch-Ch-Changes: 10 Classic Artists Who Completely Transformed Their Sound

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4. Status Quo

“Pictures Of Matchstick Men” (1968)

The English band shifted from psychedelic rock on their first 2 albums to their signature boogie/hard rock, starting with 1970’s Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon.

“Down Down” (1974)

 

3. The Moody Blues

“Let Me Go” (1964)

After releasing one album (their debut) as an R&B band, the English group quickly moved on to their signature progressive/psychedelic rock sound with 1967’s Days of Future Passed.

“Tuesday Afternoon” (1967)

 

2. T. Rex

“Chariots Of Silk” (1969)

Originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, the band moved from folk and psychedelic rock on its first four albums to more glam and hard rock on later releases, starting with 1971’s Electric Warrior.

“Bang A Gong (Get It On)” (1971)

 

1. UFO

“(Come Away) Melinda” (1970)

The English band started out as a space rock group on their debut album, UFO 1, but eventually embraced more of their hard rock/heavy metal leanings on later albums like 1977’s Lights Out.

“Lights Out” (1977)

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