Mogul Thrash

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Mogul Thrash
Origin England
Genres Progressive rock, jazz fusion, experimental rock
Years active 1971
Labels RCA Records
Associated acts King Crimson, Colosseum, Family, Average White Band
Past members James Litherland
Roger Ball
Malcolm Duncan
Bill Harrison
Michael Rosen
John Wetton

Mogul Thrash were a progressive rock band from the United Kingdom active in the early 1970s.


British jazz-rock band Mogul Thrash evolved from James Litherland's Brotherhood, which in addition to guitarist Litherland (an alumnus of Colosseum who formed the group in 1969) also featured guitarist/reedist Michael Rosen (previously of Eclection), drummer Bill Harrison and the so-called "Dundee Horns" -- saxophonists Roger Ball and Malcolm Duncan. With the addition of ex-Splinter (a short-lived London-based band which must not be confused with vocal duo group from South Shields) singer/bassist John Wetton, the group rechristened itself Mogul Thrash, debuting in 1970 with the single "Sleeping in the Kitchen"; their self-titled RCA album appeared the following year, going largely unnoticed at home but finding favor throughout much of Europe. However, faced with legal problems with their management, Mogul Thrash was forced to disband shortly after the record's release; while Wetton went on to join Family and later King Crimson, Duncan and Ball soon reunited in Average White Band.

Mogul Thrash released just one album, the eponymous Mogul Thrash (1971).[1] It was produced by Brian Auger, who also played piano on one of the tracks.




  • "Sleeping in the Kitchen" / "St. Peter" (1970)


  1. ^ Vernon Joynson, The Tapestry of Delights Revised, The Comprehensive Guide To British Music Of The Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963 - 1976, 2006 Edition (Borderline Productions, Reprinted 2008), ISBN 1-899855-15-7, pp. 575
  • The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson ISBN 1-899855-04-1

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