Thursday, September 22, 2011

Salisbury

Uriah Heep's sophomore album Salisbury, is a very special bit of legendary crush. From the first track, David Byron's dominance as a forceful frontman is cemented. Monstro-riffs and kooked out Hammond organs, this may be Heep's most 'eavy work, even if it is their most unrefined. Maybe you always thought of these dudes as a junior varsity Deep Purple, and never really bothered to look into their catalog. Well, you're wrong and you are a horribly misshapen freak, but it isn't too late to right one of these wrongs. Dig into Salisbury then work up to the next three albums after it. The rest of you should just go to the store and get a Swanson's Hungry Man Dinner, the one with the Salisbury Steak. Do they even still make those? If they don't then just get some beer.

8 comments:

lkajfdslkjdfo said...

yes. this one seems to be the least paid-attention-to heep albums. easily my favourite. bird of prey rules. time to live has a cool riff. cover rules.

alex said...

got the gatefold lp
amazing

lkajfdslkjdfo said...

^ funnily, so do I.

Grk! said...

About time I heard this one. I do enjoy Look at Yrself & Demons/Wizards. Ta!

undertheoak said...

Uriah Heep were some of the originals. Awesome metal art, cute 70's metal riffs, and songs about wizards and of course...easy livin'!

DeVulture said...

Great band & great album! The Cosmic Hearse continues to deliver.

Mitchell said...

Saw Heep do Bird of Prey earlier this year and it killed, yes it did.

jAy @ jApAn said...

Wow--love the Heep! Also love your BRASS EYE reference! Keep rollin' ! -Jay