Uriah Heep Ain't No Joke
Uriah Heep All My Life
Uriah Heep were the most popular live act among the inaugural graduating class of Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia. That was in 1975, or something, but even if it were today, you still couldn't blame them. The Heep is undeniable, and impregnable. Within the world of rock, they possess the strategic importance of the Dardanelles, and the resolute steadfastness of Winston Churchill. And like Churchill after the failed campaign to take the Dardanelles, Uriah Heep is often mistakenly scorned and maligned. One listen to "All My Life" should be enough to change the mind of even the most hardened of Heep critics. "All My Life" is about as fine as early '70's rock'n'roll gets, and those stirring vocal histrionics at the end still choke me up damn near every time I hear them. The whole album Demons and Wizards
is incredible; you can pick up a copy here
, if you wish.