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Uriah Heep Vs. Atomic Rooster

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    Posted: June 15 2011 at 17:02
Originally posted by dreadpirateroberts

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
I have always found the Rooster music clicks with me a lot more than the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, for me, it is of a better quality
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Uriah Heep by far.
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Originally posted by presdoug

Originally posted by dreadpirateroberts

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
I have always found the Rooster music clicks with me a lot more than the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, for me, it is of a better quality
 
Yeah? Do you mean compositionally, technically, or perhaps lyrically too? I always found some of Arthur's lyrics a little cheesy (but fun) but when I got to Rooster sometimes the more serious stuff works for me. And it's a fuller sound with AR compared to Crazy World, huh? (not that I am down on more sparse-sounding records either)
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Originally posted by dreadpirateroberts

Originally posted by presdoug

Originally posted by dreadpirateroberts

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
I have always found the Rooster music clicks with me a lot more than the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, for me, it is of a better quality
 
Yeah? Do you mean compositionally, technically, or perhaps lyrically too? I always found some of Arthur's lyrics a little cheesy (but fun) but when I got to Rooster sometimes the more serious stuff works for me. And it's a fuller sound with AR compared to Crazy World, huh? (not that I am down on more sparse-sounding records either)
Hi-Rooster works better for me in pretty well any aspect,(except lyrically-both bands do not do all that much for me in that area) but  with Rooster's instrumental creativity, the freedom the  musicians have, and how they show their musical freedom, to the specifically technical savvy that all ARs musicians have beyond a doubt-and the variations that always appeal to me, no matter what phase Rooster went thru, it always connects with me, and then there's the gutsy emotion that is always evident. Yes, the Crazy World is appealing in itself, but as a package deal, Rooster has it


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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2011 at 23:00
Uriah Heep was a great character in David Copperfield, but a fair to middling band. Still, Heep's 3 or 4 good albums are more than Rooster ever did.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 01:16
Uriah Heep for me, I'm big fan of the band, but AR is a great band aswell, little underrated IMO.
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Both had/have great Roger Dean's cover designs,great guitarists(Box/John Du cann),they also played/play excellent heavy prog(Uriah Heep is more about concept albums though)but Vincent Crane was a great  keyboard player.Atomic Rooster wins in OT.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 22:44
The Heep although they should have called it quits years ago.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote b4usleep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2011 at 15:59
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mr Greeen Genes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2011 at 00:03
Not a big fan of either, but they both have some stuff I like, more stuff from Atomic Rooster though, so they get my vote...
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Atomic Rooster - but they are not as commercial as Heep so no way they will win this sadly
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