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Uriah Heep Vs. Atomic Rooster

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    Posted: January 15 2011 at 13:25
The day Vincent Crane split from Arthur Brown, he made a huge mistake.

They had more great songs in "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" than in all Atomic Rooster's career.

On the other hand, between "Very 'Eavy.....Very Umble" and "Sweet Freedom", you can hardly find a bad track, mainly in the Uriah Heep glorious trilogy 

1.- Look at Yourself
2.- Demons & Wizards
3.- The Magician's Birthday.

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Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

The day Vincent Crane split from Arthur Brown, he made a huge mistake.

They had more great songs in "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" than in all Atomic Rooster's career.


Wise words matey  Clap(with the possible exception of Death Walks Behind You)

The combination of Crane's arrangements and Arthur's vocals on The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's début make it a unimpeachable classic of any genre (pronounced John Rah apparently)Wink

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Post Options Post Options   Quote trackstoni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2011 at 16:42
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2011 at 15:40
Sorry but I find Uriah Heep a bit cheesy.
 
I only have the debut by Atomic Rooster but its excellent organ lead stuff if a bit maudlin at times. Carl Palmer took some persuading to leave this band ,understandably!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lizzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2011 at 15:56
It's basically (at least) 3 excellent albums vs. 1. So the heepsters get the vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2011 at 17:55
i like the rooster but i love the heep!!!  stronger albumsWink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2011 at 18:20
Originally posted by Gandalff

Uriah Heep is my old flame. Atomic Rooster are surely good, but not too important and influential as Heeps, mostly thought  Byron´s era. Generally told, Heep´s music is relly more melodic and straightforward , Rooster´s one is darker and obscure.
 
Apart from worldwide fame. I´d bet 80% Rock fans used to know anything from Heep, on the other hand barely 10% anything from Rooster.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Crimson Dr. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2011 at 23:15
I like Atomic Rooster, but the Heep aren't nothing to laugh at. I just think that the "Death Walks Behind You" album is under rated as a progressive masterpiece
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Post Options Post Options   Quote King Crimson776 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 02:34
Uriah Heep had a few ok songs but were largely the absolute nadir of 70's hard rock. So much inadequate songwriting, arranging, jamming and painfully trite lyrics. They couldn't write an epic to save their lives either; just listen to the horrid fade transitions in "Paradise / The Spell" and "The Magician's Birthday"... and don't get me started on "Salisbury".

Atomic Rooster on the other hand was an amazing, tuneful, catchy progressive hard rock group with immaculate musicianship, especially from Vincent Crane. Pure class, I am stunned by the turnout of this poll. Although I guess it shouldn't surprise me, I have long differed from the average prog fan it seems, in that I don't necessarily favor the band with the longer tracks and more organ solos.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 02:44
Of Atomic Rooster I've heard nothing but the name and I am not a fan of Uriah Heep (though David Byron's vocals and Ken Hensley's organ playing are ok), so no vote.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote antonyus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 03:39
uriah heep
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The Rooster
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 07:30
Two of the best "heavy on the Hammond" bands of the early '70's. Both declined on a musical level IMO by the mid 70's and both had numerous personnel changes throughout the '70's thus resulting in style and structural changes in thier music as the decade went on. More so for the Rooster than Heep.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dreadpirateroberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 09:31
Originally posted by ExittheLemming

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

The day Vincent Crane split from Arthur Brown, he made a huge mistake.

They had more great songs in "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" than in all Atomic Rooster's career.


Wise words matey  Clap(with the possible exception of Death Walks Behind You)

The combination of Crane's arrangements and Arthur's vocals on The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's début make it a unimpeachable classic of any genre (pronounced John Rah apparently)Wink



Yeah, with you both there. It could have been something (else) stellar from Brown & Crane if they'd stuck together.

So I guess I'm voting for UH - as I find AR a little more hit and miss across their (smaller) output, even if UH are hit and miss too, probably more memorable moments from them
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JeanFrame Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 09:46
Heap for affectionate reasons
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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 12:38
Atomic Rooster by a long shot-their music is much better than Heep's
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 13:09
I don't know Uriah Heep that well, but if they have released albums I'd like nearly as much as Atomic Rooster's Death Walks Behind You, then I should check out more of them.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 13:37
I own albums by both and they are ok....but not a huge fan of either
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Post Options Post Options   Quote giselle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2011 at 16:10
My vote goes to Uriah Heep, not so much for the music, for the longevity, the character etc. Rooster were good musicians, but splintered quickly for obvious reasons.
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Atomic rooster was a very good band but the heep gave better albums, it's a fact
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