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    Posted: February 20 2011 at 20:04
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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I've owned a couple of their albums over the years. Look at Yourself and the live one from January 1973 are good. July Morning is my favorite track by them.  
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Look at Yourself and Demons and Wizards are probably their best, although "Lady in Black" from Salisbury has always been a favorite song. As Blue Effect stated, their live album from '73 is fun.
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I actually enjoyed at least some of every album through High and Mighty.
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Uriah Heep were a very good band for a couple of years in the early 70's. Albums like Magician's Birthday, Demons and Wizards and Salisbury are really good, but unfortunately their later incarnations never produced the same quality. I can enjoy the memory of their early output but will leave it there.

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Originally posted by Heathcliffe Heathcliffe wrote:

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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i saw them last year and was underwhelmed, but hey if tickets were cheap i'd definitely give them another shot
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Hi Heathcliffe

fellow Melbournite here who liked very early Heep...as most above state. But I'm with you a Poor Man's Led Zepplin IMHO. 

I liked a lot of the Byron/Hensley era. Wonder World was awful and when I bought Firely in 1977 that was it. Bye Bye Heep.

Frankly lucky to be in PA as Heavy Prog also. Does having some Roger Dean album covers make you qualify? I think Pearl Jam would be far more Prog-like than Uriah Heap ever was. Uriah Heep, straight Classic Hard Rock as far as I am concerned.
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Originally posted by BarryGlibb BarryGlibb wrote:

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.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2011 at 05:21
Originally posted by Blue Effect Blue Effect wrote:

Originally posted by BarryGlibb BarryGlibb wrote:

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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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 Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Originally posted by Heathcliffe Heathcliffe wrote:

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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Originally posted by Bonnek Bonnek wrote:


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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Originally posted by Blue Effect Blue Effect wrote:

Originally posted by BarryGlibb BarryGlibb wrote:

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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