49 Years Ago: URIAH HEEP release ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble

Daily Noise - 13 June 2019

49 Years Ago: URIAH HEEP release ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble

49 Years Ago: URIAH HEEP release ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble


URIAH HEEP released their debut LP on this day in 1970. It was released that August in the US as Uriah Heep with "Bird of Prey" replacing "Lucy Blues".

If you're ever totally satisfied with any of your records then you might as well give up. But on those first three albums - well, we were just thrashing about trying to find a direction. You should just listen to a couple of cuts of any of them and it'll indicate just how much out of our depths we really were. Our feet were right off the ground!
In some ways, though, it seemed to help us. We were good and aggressive in our early days and not very much else. And when we went out to Germany they seemed to like that and went out and bought a lot of copies of our first album.

Ken Hensley / Uriah Heep interview, NME, 8 June 1974