Mind Exploding

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Mind Exploding
Mind Exploding.jpg
Studio album by Lucifer's Friend
Released 1976
Recorded 1975-1976
Genre Progressive rock
Hard rock
Length 38:58
Label Janus Records (in the US)
Vertigo Records (in Europe)
Lucifer's Friend chronology
Mind Exploding
The Devil's Touch
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Mind Exploding is the fifth album by Lucifer's Friend. This album marks the point where they return to a more hard rock oriented style with less of a progressive rock sound. It is more or less the missing link between I'm Just a Rock & Roll Singer (1973) and Banquet (1974). With the hard rock driven sound of I'm Just a Rock 'n' Roll Singer but still has the occasional horn section and progressiveness of Banquet. This is the last album to feature John Lawton on vocals before he joined Uriah Heep. John Lawton would return to Lucifer's Friend in 1981 to record the Mean Machine album.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Moonshine Rider" Hecht, Hesslein, Lawton 4:47
2. "Blind Boy" Hesslein, Lawton 4:46
3. "Broken Toys" Hesslein, Lawton 5:53
4. "Fugitive" Hesslein, Lawton 4:55
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Natural Born Mover" Horns, Mavros, Lawton 4:24
6. "Free Hooker" Hesslein, Lawton 7:17
7. "Yesterday's Ideals" Hecht, Lawton 6:54


  • John Lawton – lead vocals
  • Peter Hesslein – lead guitars, vocals
  • Peter Hecht – keyboards
  • Dieter Horns – bass, vocals
  • Curt Cress – drums

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. (2011). "Mind Exploding - Lucifer's Friend | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 July 2011.