Aside from "Hold Your Head Up," which never killed me, and "God Gave Rock & Roll To You," which I really can't stand, I can't say I have ever heard much else from Argent. Odd really, being The Zombies fan that I am, as well as knowing most of Colin Blunstone's solo work.
But I found this LP yesterday while perusing an "A" box at my storage facility, and I was intrigued by the credits on the back sleeve.
"Produced by Rod Argent & Chris White in conjunction with Tony Visconti."
I am always up for Phil Collins behind the kit, and since this LP was dated 1975, I assume it was recorded right after Genesis recorded "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" and right before they reconvened without Peter Gabriel, making the possibility of Collins wanting to show off his chops quite good.
If I had to take a stab at what "Counterpoints" sounded like based on the two hits I mentioned above, I would have never come up with a cross between Queen, Todd Rundgren's Utopia, The Who, the soundtrack from "Godspell" and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Take a listen to the opening track:
There is not much information about this record, it has never been issued on CD, and even All Music gives it only 2 stars and no review. I love it. All of it. If what I posted is not your cup of tea, then move on. There's nothing to see here. But, for most of "Counterpoints," Rod Argent and company offer up a little of everything, with splendid playing and layers of harmony. It's never boring.