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LOOK AT YOURSELF

Uriah Heep

 

Heavy Prog

4.09 | 468 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars Psychologists have discovered that at the age between 14 and 18 the music you have experienced will play a very important role in the rest of your life, it's attached to many deep rooted emotional life events (identity, opposing against your parents, school, girls and boys, etc.). I'm sure that people will judge this as psycho-bla-bla but if I take a look at my own adolescent period between 14 and 18, I'm stunned about the fact that bands like Black Sabbath, Status Quo and ... Uriah Heep still cause so many pleasant and exciting feelings, especially this album. If you analyse their music, it's not very elaborated, the lyrics are the usual R&R subjects and the structure is quite simple. But the chemistry between the musicians is amazing (especially the guitar-organ interplay, EXCELLENT AND SO EXCITING) and the compositional skills are great: melodics, harmonics, timing of the soli, surprising breaks and musical ideas like the Osibisa percussion in the end of the catchy and powerful "Look at yourself", the slide-guitar from Ken Hesnley in "Tears in my eyes" and the Minimoog solo from Manfred Mann during "July morning", a composition that can compete with many great progrock tracks! THESE GUYS WERE THERE WHEN I NEEDED THEM AS A SEARCHING ADOLESCENT AND THEIR MUSIC IS PROG THAT ROCKS SIMPLE BUT SO COMPELLING!!
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |

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