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    Posted: May 28 2011 at 03:00
Originally posted by NotAProghead

An unnamed guitarist on "I Remember" is Mick Box. Smile
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Wizards and sh*t. You gotta love that as well too. One thing Heep always had was a good vocalist.
                
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An unnamed guitarist on "I Remember" is Mick Box. Smile
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Preved!

I agree these two are standouts, though "Your Turn to Remember" and "Why Did You Go" (ok, cheesy, but who cares) are damn good too.
Byron does a great song similar to those on his solo album "Baby faced Killer" called "I remember". In it, he reflects on his time with the band, talking affectionately of "(going) around the world with a whole bunch of clowns". An unnamed guitarist (Ken Hensey I think) adds some great guitar to the song.
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Elves & sh*t. Ya gotta love it.
                
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I agree these two are standouts, though "Your Turn to Remember" and "Why Did You Go" (ok, cheesy, but who cares) are damn good too.
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I also like Return to Fantasy. Two great tracks - title track and "Beautiful Dream" - really magic. With John Wetton on bass.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 16:36
I can confirm, people in Russia LOVE Heep, often even more than LZ, BS or DP. There is something in their music that touches so-called Russian (and, by the way, German) soul.

In my opinion those who call Heep poor men's Deep Purple don't understand the essence of both bands' music. Most DP songs are riff-based, while Heep are kings of melody.

Personally I like all UH line-ups, even the Goalby period. Though those albums were not great they served well to keep the flame burning. "Sea of Light" and "Sonic Origami" would not be possible without "Head First" or "Equator", "today is ... yesterday's tomorrow".


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 I'm a huge fan of all the Byron albums but really shake my head at their subsequent direction. Ermm
It could be shock for you but behind the Iron Curtain, in Russia, back in the 70s-early 80s Uriah Heep was one of the most popular Western bands and Led Zeppelin could only dream of this kind of popularity here (It was like that: BEATLES, DEEP PURPLE, URIAH HEEP, SMOKIE, Led Zeppelin LOL. I think the secret is simple - their music was melodic and heartful, ballads sounding close to Russian romances.
"Salisbury", "Look at Yourself", "The Magican's Birthday", "Demons and Wizards". Each album is a fantasy world.
Voice, lyrics, keyboards, guitar... It's all sounds very distinctive. 
It's obvious that classic peroid of the band ended with David Byron firing.
You could find interesting tracks even on weak albums - as example "Poor Little Rich Girl" from "Equator" sounding real impressive for me, Peter Goalby was good singer in that time, but in general... only name remaining of UH now.
 


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Heep will be playing my favorite small venue in Atlanta, The Variety Playhouse on June 14th and me and a few of my mates will be going. I'm guessing the last time I saw Heep live was in 1974 so Mick Vox is the only remaining member from that timeframe. During the early 70's attending a Heep and Purple concert were nearly religious experiences for me.
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I had the pleasure of seeing Uriah Heep in Melbourne in April 2011 and it was one hell of a show. In fact have had the pleasure of seeing them 10 times now and hope to see them again.
Uriah Heep have been in the music industry for over 40 years and still going strong as can been seen but the chart sucess of their new album Into The Wild which gives you memories of old Heep from the 70's loud hard rock and beautiful hammond organ. The current line up have been togeather for over 25 years except for the drummer who replaced Lee due to ill health.
They have always had a strong following in Australia in the underground stream of music and have always sold albums here.
What a joke calling them the poor man Deep Purple or Led Zep. From the reading I have done time and time again have read the 3 most inflential records in the history of heavy metal/progressive rock are Black Sabbath Paranoid, Deep Purple in Rock and Uriah Heep Very Eavy Very Humble.
 
Uriah Heep are still going strong and moving forwarded while some are saying Deep Purple are heading to the freezer.
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 I'm a huge fan of all the Byron albums (just found the most beautiful copy of Demons and Wizards on vinyl yesterday!) but really shake my head at their subsequent direction. Still, if Lee Kerslake was still on drums, I'd definitely make an effort to go. As it is...meh.Ermm
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I always loved early Heep, and if I saw them I would want to see em play the early hits such as the wonderful killer riff of Gypsy. And if they didnt play songs from Salisbury, Dem and Wiz, Mag's Bday or Look at yrslf, they would get lynched by the mob! I might check them out coming to Aus! 
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Always had a soft spot for the Heep, but mainly of the Byron era. Demons and Wizards and Magician's Birthday are personal favourites.
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Never been a fan of Heep, but I've always kind of had a liking for Very 'Eavy. I wouldn't mind touring Aus though.
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Poor Man's Led Zepplin 
They were oftened referred to as a poor man's Deep Purple. If memory serves me right, the inner sleeves from the live album had press articles about them including one which made this accusation.


Yes Blue Effect...come to think of it, Heep definitely more a Poor Man's Deep Purple.

Heep were never really on the radar here in Australia..never charted , never played on radio. (Except for "Free Me" which was a hit here in 1977. That song was/is atrocious.)

But I suppose Genesis never really were big in Oz until they went commercial.

BTW: One day I'll be able to spell Zeppalin
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Actually I like them more then Deep Purple
That is considering the '70-'72 period from both bands, I don't really like any of both band's post-72 albums.

I feel the same on both counts. 

The quartet of Salisbury, Look At Yourself, Demons & Wiazrds and The Magician's Birthday are classics for me, in particular the first two.
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Anyone ?
I see they are touring Oz in April - I won't be going though, always thought of them as Third Tier Prog at best.

 
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Yeah I agree Confused.
One of the most endurig bands from the seventies always get bashed. At least Bernie Shaw can actually do the older songs justice. He has also been in the band longer than singers David Byron or John Lawton ever were.
                
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Actually I like them more then Deep Purple
That is considering the '70-'72 period from both bands, I don't really like any of both band's post-72 albums except for Burn.


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Originally posted by Blue Effect

Originally posted by BarryGlibb

Poor Man's Led Zepplin 
They were oftened referred to as a poor man's Deep Purple. If memory serves me right, the inner sleeves from the live album had press articles about them including one which made this accusation.

Musically Led Zeppelin was quite far from them, Deep Purple much closer.
Look At Yourself and Salisbury were the best albums, maybe the first one also ...
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