The Rugbys

Rugbys, TheFrom: Louisville, KY, USA

The Rugbys were a short-lived band that only released one album. The rather obscure Hot Cargo was released in 1969, and was initially released on the Amazon label. The material for the album had been recorded between 1966 and 1969. The Rugbys had a hard rock sound that incorporated hard rhythm & blues, garage and beat sounds. The band sounded very similar to the infamous band Blue Cheer with their fuzz-tone. The album opens with the entertaining fuzz-pop song “You, I,” displaying the Rugbys’ energetic style. “You, I” climbed to the #1 position on both local radio stations. The song would eventually climb to #24 on the national charts. Band members included Steve McNicol (guitar), Mike Hoerni (bass), Eddy Vernon (keyboards), and Glen Howerton (drums).

Artist information sources include: an article by Dean McFarlane at Allmusic.com and Wikipedia

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From the 1969 album Hot Cargo
Hot Cargo

  • Juditha Gina
  • Lines Of Thought
  • Song To Fellow Man
  • The Light
  • Without Her
  • You, I