Especially when fie saw some of the reviews they were getting. For years, Uriah Heep were the band everyone - except the fans - just loved to hate. They were slammed as a poor man's 'Deep Purple' due to the relentlessly heavy guitar/Hammond organ-driven rockers "if this band makes it, I'll have to commit suicide," promised another unimpressed hack... Uriah Heep heard it all.
They were every bit as 'Umble as Charles Dickins' simpering clerk who unwittingly gave them their name, but they were more stubborn than a stable full of proverbial mules. They refused to give up no matter what happened, enduring their share of personal changes, upheavals, and even tragedies to play concerts and become a name act in just about every country in the world from Iceland to Australia, from the USA to the Soviet Union. Just take a look around: it's 2000 and the band are still with us! They have beaten all the odds and have survived.
Not least of all for those who said the band would never last (no byline, ta!)
This post consists of FLACs ripped from my incredibly rare vinyl set, later released as a single CD set in 2000 on Sanctuary records. Full album artwork for both media's are included in the one file