Uriah Heep, the band often compared to Deep Purple in the early to mid 70's is on a roll. Their latest album, Into The Wild, is an outstanding, classy Hard Rock album with some great songs.
The only remaining original member is guitarist Mick Box, but most of the current line-up has been in place for 25 years. The only line-up change was on the drums (longtime Heep drummer Lee Kerslake had to leave the band a few years back due to health issues - and you may remember that he was part of Ozzy Osbourne's original Blizzard Of Ozz band along with Bob Daisley and Randy Rhoads).
Anyway, their last two albums are arguably two of the very best albums in the Heep catalog. I will be posting reviews of both of them shortly.
In the meantime, I'm going to post a few tracks for your listening enjoyment!
Their latest video, "Nail On The Head."
Here's a great track from their last album, Wake The Sleeper, called, "Overload." I like this one even more than the track above.
Here was their first comeback in 1982 with the album Abominog. Very good album, really bad album cover. They probably would have sold another 100,000 copies in the U.S. with a better cover (that thing turned a lot of people off). This album featured the Blizzard Of Ozz/Diary Of A Madman rhythm section - Lee Kerslake and Bob Daisley.
"Too Scared To Run," live.
"On The Rebound"
Then their follow up album, including this FM Rock gem...
Last Edit: Aug 24, 2011 16:10:51 GMT -5 by Erik Rupp
Now the interesting thing is that early Uriah Heep sounded like a cross between Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin with some 60's Psychedelic stuff thrown in. They had some good, groundbreaking albums back then and I'll post some of that material shortly.