Print Page | Close Window

Uriah Heep

Printed From: Progarchives.com
Category: Progressive Music Lounges
Forum Name: Prog Bands, Artists and Genres Appreciation
Forum Description: Discuss specific prog bands and their members or a specific sub-genre
URL: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=76097
Printed Date: October 25 2014 at 15:05
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 11.01 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: Uriah Heep
Posted By: Heathcliffe
Subject: Uriah Heep
Date 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.




Replies:
Posted By: Blue Effect
Date Posted: February 20 2011 at 21:21
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.  


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: February 20 2011 at 22:08
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.

-------------
Please pay a visit to my blog... http://darkelffile.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow - The Dark Elf File ...a slighty skewed journal of music reviews, literary comment, fan-fiction and interminable essays.


Posted By: Rottcodd
Date Posted: February 20 2011 at 23:31
I actually enjoyed at least some of every album through High and Mighty.


Posted By: OT Räihälä
Date Posted: February 21 2011 at 02:49
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.

-------------
http://soundcloud.com/osmotapioraihala/sets" rel="nofollow - Composer - Click to listen to my works!


Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: February 21 2011 at 02:58
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.

 
Confused


Posted By: topographicbroadways
Date Posted: February 21 2011 at 03:15
i saw them last year and was underwhelmed, but hey if tickets were cheap i'd definitely give them another shot

-------------


Posted By: BarryGlibb
Date Posted: February 21 2011 at 04:22
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.


Posted By: Blue Effect
Date Posted: February 21 2011 at 05:07
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.


Posted By: akaBona
Date 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 ...


Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: February 21 2011 at 12:14

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.


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: February 21 2011 at 12:15
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.

 
Confused


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.


-------------
                


Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: February 21 2011 at 13:06
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.


-------------
http://hangingsounds.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow - Hanging Sounds

http://www.progarchives.com/ProgRockShopping.asp" rel="nofollow - PA Index of prog music vendors




Posted By: BarryGlibb
Date Posted: February 22 2011 at 04:32
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


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: February 22 2011 at 04:37
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.

-------------
Coldness doth get away with the badness. http://www.last.fm/user/Snow_Dog" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: Lizzy
Date Posted: February 22 2011 at 05:44
Always had a soft spot for the Heep, but mainly of the Byron era. Demons and Wizards and Magician's Birthday are personal favourites.

-------------
Property of Queen Productions...


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: February 22 2011 at 06:54
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! 

-------------


Posted By: Lozlan
Date Posted: February 22 2011 at 09:00
 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

-------------
Certified Obscure Prog Fart.

http://scottjcouturier.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow - The Loose Palace of Exile - My first novel, The Mask of Tamrel, now available on Amazon and Kindle


Posted By: corum
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 01:57
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.


Posted By: Speedking
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 15:29
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.


Posted By: Serge Lenkoff
Date Posted: May 26 2011 at 13:42
Originally posted by Lozlan Lozlan wrote:

 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.
 


Posted By: NotAProghead
Date 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".


-------------
Who are you and who am I to say we know the reason why... (D. Gilmour)


Posted By: Serge Lenkoff
Date Posted: May 27 2011 at 12:10

Privet!

I also like Return to Fantasy. Two great tracks - title track and "Beautiful Dream" - really magic. With John Wetton on bass.


Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: May 27 2011 at 14:02
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.


-------------
Who are you and who am I to say we know the reason why... (D. Gilmour)


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: May 27 2011 at 14:04
Elves & sh*t. Ya gotta love it.

-------------
                


Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: May 27 2011 at 14:55
Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:

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.


Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: May 27 2011 at 15:03
An unnamed guitarist on "I Remember" is Mick Box. Smile

-------------
Who are you and who am I to say we know the reason why... (D. Gilmour)


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: May 27 2011 at 15:20
Wizards and sh*t. You gotta love that as well too. One thing Heep always had was a good vocalist.

-------------
                


Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: May 28 2011 at 03:00
Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:

An unnamed guitarist on "I Remember" is Mick Box. Smile
Thumbs Up



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd. - http://www.webwiz.co.uk