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Uriah Heep 1970 - Album [50:52 music]
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Posted on 04/05/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT by virgil283

"Uriah Heep's origin goes back to 1967 when guitarist Mick Box formed a Brentwood band called The Stalkers, which began playing in local clubs and pubs...the name was changed to that of the well-known character from David Copperfield, Uriah Heep. They decided to widen the sound. "We'd actually recorded half the first album when we decided that keyboards would be good for our sound. I was a big Vanilla Fudge fan, with their Hammond organ and searing guitar on top, and we had David's high vibrato vocals anyway so that's how we decided to shape it,...."

.....; Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble

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KEYWORDS: rockandroll; uriahheep; uriahheep1970
This is one of my all time favorite heavy rock albums
1 posted on 04/05/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

They still tour or at least have in the last 2 years but they are famous for having had a number of different lineups. Good album to select.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 7:42:04 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: virgil283

Yeah! Now yer rockin! UH was a bit before my time, but having older brothers, I quickly became a fan.

Heep, Atomic Rooster, early-era Rainbow...love it all!


3 posted on 04/05/2014 7:48:49 PM PDT by DemforBush (The scourge of mariachis and polka bands everywhere.)
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To: virgil283
Bttt.

5.56mm

4 posted on 04/05/2014 7:58:19 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: virgil283

Ever so humble.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 8:02:00 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: virgil283

Uriah Heep.... I never put two and two together until I read Dicken’s David Copperfield. Easy Living was their best.


6 posted on 04/05/2014 8:04:19 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

no way...Sweet Lorraine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPOp_Lokm58&feature=kp


7 posted on 04/05/2014 8:06:30 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: virgil283

Ahhh...man!!! The greatest rock band ever!! I spent my high school geometry course at the back of the room rockin to the Demons and Wizards album. I don’t know geometry nearly as well as I know Uriah Heep!


8 posted on 04/05/2014 8:06:51 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: God luvs America

The Magician’s Birthday was my favorite, the title track has one of Mick Box’s best guitar work.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 8:10:14 PM PDT by stbdside
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To: God luvs America

I would go with July Morning.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 8:13:47 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: Sawdring

Stealin’ was a good one too.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 8:14:02 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: DemforBush

Atomic Rooster LOL. They were on the billboard for years in a little quonset hut style shack on the north side of PCH as you crossed from Long Beach to Seal Beach Ca.

Heep- The Wizard. Classic rock.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 8:18:11 PM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: Freestate316

Circle of Hands at a boy scout camp with a boom box.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 8:19:06 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: stbdside
"Magician’s Birthday - Mick Box’s best guitar work.....you are so right....
14 posted on 04/05/2014 8:20:02 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283
I remember that album...no...really...I do.

Uriah Heep right?...Yeah..."Ridin the storm out?"...right?zz

I was there man...
15 posted on 04/05/2014 8:22:28 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: DemforBush
Atomic Rooster, damn... i've still got a couple vinyls around here someplace
16 posted on 04/05/2014 8:26:09 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: virgil283

Me too. Saw them live somewhere back in those days.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: God luvs America

What, you got cotton in your ears? No way!


18 posted on 04/05/2014 8:27:14 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: virgil283
HEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've got all their albums but no turntable. Haven't been able to listen to them for years. I'm amazed I'm still able to sing right along with the songs right now. Listened to this album so many times, the words are seared into my memory. LOL!

19 posted on 04/05/2014 8:42:55 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: virgil283

First concert I ever saw was in Orlando, FL. Was probably 1974 or 1975. Blue Oyster Cult and Uriah Heep.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 8:54:51 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: virgil283

I wore the grooves off a couple copies of Look at Yourself .. oh my


21 posted on 04/05/2014 10:06:04 PM PDT by tomkat (proud white Constitutionalist, with neither guilt nor apology)
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To: virgil283

Not as well known is that Ken Hensley (Heep’s keyboard player and also main writer) is a killer slide guitarist. Check out this 2001 “reunion” vid of Circle of Hands where Hensley comes in with a soaring solo ~4:04.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se4YjAV4CZA

There’s one of his all time best lyrics in this tune too, very counter to the hippie “live for today” theme of the day:

“Sacifice, the future has it’s price,
And today is only yesterday’s tomorrow.”

BTW, listen to this on a good system or headphones: Cheapo speakers will NOT do it justice. Better yet, try to get the DVD* if you can: It’s mostly great stuff, and other than a little mic breakup in a couple spots, and a bit of channel imbalance here and there, the sound is extremely good for a live recording. The opening of “Paradise / The Spell” on this DVD is sweet, sweet, sweet. You also get to see Hensley switch instruments from acoustic guitar to organ to slide guitar and back to organ.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWDdk0YXkfA

IMO they should have let him sing the alternate lead too, as he did on the original album. :-)

They also mess up by not doing the alternate lead bit toward the end, as they did on the album, here confusing the good vs. evil conflict, and another of Hensley’s most memorable lyrics, of evil defining itself:

“I have no need of moonlight
You’re wrong to trust in sunlight
For I exist, not just in storms,
But in life itself, in so many forms
To leave you cold...”

For a fanciful story from a (then) druggie, the guy had a handle on truth that few do.

These days, Hensley is a reborn Christian, and while not actively writing much Christian music presently, he still plays some of his compositions along that line now and then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT5POKQtRns

(Spoiler: Starts out slow, turns to fire and brimstone, slows back down, then turns to fire and brimstone again!)


22 posted on 04/05/2014 10:43:28 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: MtnClimber

I saw them in Evansville, Indiana back then. The Heep opened for 3 Dog Night! Stupid promoter.

Uriah Heep got 3 standing O’s and the audience wanted more! 3 Dog Night came on to a chorus of boo’s and it continued for 2 songs when 3 Dog Night told the crowd to F-off and walked off the stage. Stupid promoter.

Uriah Heep had quite a night that evening. I bet they still remember it as a band.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 10:43:58 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: virgil283

Incidentally, on a little softer side, and flat out the best audio quality live performance rock recording I know of, is Heep’s “Acoustically Driven”. If you like the style, “Golden Palace” is exquisite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ukAIuc7PTc

Note that for whatever reason, my copy of the DVD sounds better than the CD, and in at least certain spots appears to be a different mix.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 11:03:57 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: bigfootbob

Yeah, that sort of thing happened to them on more than one occasion. Sometimes Heep simply blew away the crowd who was there mainly for the headliner, and then the main act couldn’t match them! They were that good, at their best, before the drugs, booze, and constant touring wore ‘em down. (David Byron, especially.) By the time I saw them in concert, with Blue Oyster Cult opening for Heep, B.O.C. was the better band live. But even then, Heep would kick out a darn good tune now and then. “Free Me” was a big hit in Europe.

After Mick Box reconstituted the band in 1981-2 they put the live show back together (it helps to have a lead singer who’s not become a hopeless alcoholic) and supplemented the loss of Hensley’s writing by doing some excellent covers here and there (”Prisoner”, “On the Rebound”, etc.) along with some pretty good stuff of their own (”Rollin’ the Rock”). Since then the writing has remained “variable”, with an occasional pleasant surprise, but I’ll say this for ‘em, they are hanging in there.

Rollin’ the Rock seems appropriate, what with Easter coming up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBpcPK54hiw


25 posted on 04/06/2014 12:50:18 AM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: DemforBush

Good one guys, never thought I would ever hear “Atomic Rooster” said again. I’m still rolling with my Garrard Zero 100 turntable from 1972, amazing piece of tech for it’s day. The strobascope was just fluff, but high tech fluff, lol.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 3:14:57 AM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: virgil283

I see no mention of Salisbury. WHY?

Lady In Black a huge fave.


27 posted on 04/06/2014 6:26:36 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: radu

Discount electronics stores have turntables pretty cheap and I’m told those are now set up for computers.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: virgil283
Saw Uriah Heep in 1974 at The Spectrum in Philly. It was a dance concert and you could walk very close to the stage. M. Box the guitarist was playing his ass off yelling:"F***ing Right!" I don't know why but the crowd started booing them and throwing pennies at the band! The lead singer grabbed the mic and said:"You can have your lousy f***ing six dollars back for all I care!" Great times!
29 posted on 04/06/2014 8:27:34 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I’ve heard about those. A friend recently got one and said he’s downloading his albums as mp3 files. I need to get serious and look into that.


30 posted on 04/06/2014 12:30:46 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: virgil283

First band I ever saw live. I believe it was 1974.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 12:38:31 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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