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Uriah Heep vs Traffic

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Poll Question: Which band do you prefer?
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    Posted: August 26 2020 at 15:58
How about a little break from the year polls until someone posts the 1995 one. In the meantime here are two I don't think I have done before. 

Also, no two bands from this era were that similar so please no apples and oranges complaints. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2020 at 16:03
Uriah Heep
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2020 at 16:11
Traffic. John Barleycorn and Low Spark are classics. Also the early stuff with Dave Mason is highly underrated.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2020 at 16:43
The Heep rocked it in the 70s, rocked it in the 80s, kept on chugging along through the 90s and Naughties and have kicked out some killer rock in the Teens! Amazing!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2020 at 17:48
HEEP! Baby! HEEP!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2020 at 19:51
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Traffic. John Barleycorn and Low Spark are classics. Also the early stuff with Dave Mason is highly underrated.

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Traffic......as was said above ,Barleycorn and Low Spark are classics...and I would include Traffic , the one with 40,000 Headmen.


Uriah Heep was once described as a 'mutant version of Deep Purple' with a strident singer who deserved the music he sang. I do own the first 6 bought on original vinyl when they came out, but in my  defense I was young and foolish in those days
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2020 at 20:35
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Traffic......as was said above ,Barleycorn and Low Spark are classics...and I would include Traffic , the one with 40,000 Headmen.


Uriah Heep was once described as a 'mutant version of Deep Purple' with a strident singer who deserved the music he sang. I do own the first 6 bought on original vinyl when they came out, but in my  defense I was young and foolish in those days
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You mean you never get in the mood these days for something that is like a "weird deep purple?" Wink That's how I think of them anyway. Sometimes you just want to rock out and don't feel like listening to Sabbath or Zeppelin for the millionth time. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2020 at 22:07
Ugh. 

I guess Heap., but really neither. 
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I know them both.  And.  Traffic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2020 at 00:11
Uriah Heep for sure
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Traffic. No contest at all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2020 at 03:04
As much as I love Traffic, Iím going for Heep on this one. Even for The Magicianís Birthday alone.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote suitkees Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2020 at 04:42
Uriah Heep, for me too, despite the fact that they have too many average (or just bad) songs in between the tremendously good songs on their albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2020 at 04:50
Originally posted by suitkees suitkees wrote:

Uriah Heep, for me too, despite the fact that they have too many average (or just bad) songs in between the tremendously good songs on their albums.
I kind of like the mix-up of accessible songs and Proggier workouts through many of their albums. In that way, they are similar to Traffic.
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Both are great but Uriah Heep.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2020 at 06:00
Today it's Traffic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2020 at 06:45
I like Traffic. But I love Uriah Heep.
Salisbury, The Magician's Birthday and Demons and Wizards are all quite superb.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2020 at 11:34
like both

but

John Barleycorn is a notch above all of the other albums for both

so

Traffic
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2020 at 18:52
Both are great bands, with different styles, but at the end of the day, I prefer Uriah Heep.
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