I love Jethro Tull, Procul Harem and Van Der Graaf Generator. Have not heard much Uriah Heep to be honest, just the usual Stealin and Easy living. I have always classed them as second division, maybe unjustly but i will give their David Byron era music a listen. I am ashamed to say I have never heard of Savage Rose, just googled them and I see they have been going since 1967 so they must be doing something right. Another band to investigate Thanks Martin.
I became aware of the psychedelic progressive rock group Savage Rose thanks to the song "Long Before I Was Born" (1968). Consequently I bought their album "In The Plain". The record was mindblowing and convinced through multilayered and complex compositions. Savage Rose improved with every record.
On a side note it's interesting to check out the historical background of the clasically trained musicians Thomas and Anders Koppel. The lyrics of "Long Before I Was Born" make then perfect sense.
Savage Rose - Your Lifetime's A Fairytale
I’m with you. I’m not that keen on „Easy Livin'“ and „Stealin'“ either. But at that time (1972 onwards) the group had morphed into a hit writing machine. And who can blame them for being finally successful? Check out their first 5 albums starting off with „Very ‚Eavy – Very ‚Umble“ and finishing with „The Magician’s Birthday“. I wonder what you think.
Uriah Heep - Salisbury
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I will certainly check out Savage Rose and the first 5 Uriah Heep albums. I remember after seeing Genesis at the Hammersmoth Odeon in the early 70's, on the train back my friends and I ended up in a compartment with some Uriah Deep fans on their way home from a gig and we spend the whole 4 hour journey home debating which was the best band. Of course no-one won but it helped the journey pass entertainingly. Ps I am still sure we were right
A similar thing happened to me in the early 70's on the bus back to home from commercial school at night. A group of new people got on the bus and all of a sudden Uriah Heep's "Gypsy" was heard at high volume in our compartment. They talked about how great the band's gig had been the previous night.
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