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.