The band released their debut album, Ball Power in 1973. Loyde released the critically acclaimed album Obsecration which was instrumentally based. Loyde lived in the United Kingdom for several years, apparently unhappy with the Australian media's linking of his music to violent skinhead brawls. Before moving to the UK, he wrote a science-fiction novel and recorded an accompanying concept "soundtrack" album: Beyond Morgia: The Labyrinths of Klimster over the course of one weekend. The manuscript was destroyed, and no film made of the story, but the master tapes of the album were found and released in Australia in 2007. In 2005 he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and a benefit concert in Melbourne (at which Loyde himself played) raised $90,000 for his medical costs.
He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006. A fellow inductee, Angry Anderson of Rose Tattoo said of Loyde: More than anyone else, Lobby helped create the Australian guitar sound. Long before Angus (Young) or Billy Thorpe or the Angels or Rose Tattoo. Lobby inspired Australian bands to step forward and play as loud and aggressively as they could.
People are still trying to copy it today. In August 2006, Loyde joined Rose Tattoo to replace slide guitarist Peter Wells, who had died of cancer. Loyde, himself gravely ill from cancer, had previously played bass for the band in the 1970s upon his return from the UK, replacing Geordie Leach. Loyde recorded an as-yet-unreleased album with the band. Loyde also worked on as a record producer, producing albums for such bands as Machinations, The Sunnyboys, The Red Crayons, Kevin Borich, X and Painters and Dockers. Lobby Loyde died in Box Hill, Melbourne, after a long battle with lung cancer, aged 65. Read more on Last.fm.
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