Friday, December 28, 2007

Spice, Pre-Uriah Heep "ST" {UK} [1968-69] (Heavy Rock)

For all you hardcore Uriah fans i give you this...
I have been collecting for several years both vinyl, CD's and audio files and never seen this one. And Uriah Heep is one of my favorite bands. This is really good music and reminds me of early Uriah Heep and its pretty groovy sometimes. I dont know if this copy its some kind of bootleg from some master tapes (no worry the sound is excellent) becuse they never released any album only a couple of singles that costs a fortune to buy. How ever here is some facts about them.
SPICE was the predecessor of Uriah Heep. The band was formed in 1967 and they
released one single in 1968 and recorded several songs in 1969. In early 1970 after
Ken Hensley had joined the group the name was chandeg to URIAH HEEP. Some of the songs recorded originally as Spice appeared on the first album 'Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble' and some remained in the vaults until they were released on 'The Lansdowne Tapes' compilation in 1993.The roots of the Uriah Heep story extend back to the heady days of the mid-1960s, when vocalist David Byron and guitarist Mick Box performed together in an R&B, soul covers band called The Stalkers in and around London. In 1968, the two friends decided to form Spice with bassist Paul Newton, a professional live band mixing popular covers with original hard rock, jazz numbers, recording a one-off single ('What About The Music' b/w 'In Love') for United Artists. By ‘69, with an initial band line-up including keyboard wizard Ken Hensley, Spice had evolved into Uriah Heep (named after the unctuous character from Charles Dickens' novel ‘David Copperfield’). Hensley, a multi-talented guitaristkeyboardist, songwriter had served his musical apprenticeship with a variety of groups on the live circuit from Kit And The Saracens and soul group Jimmy Brown Sound to Toefat and The Gods (alongside Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor). Finding a permanent drummer for the adolescent Heep line-up was to prove a labour of love for the band. Former Spice skinsman Alex Napier was soon replaced by Nigel '”Ollie” Olsson (later to make his name with Elton John on his classic album, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road').

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Best wishes from sweden

9 comments:

Love=Hell, Space=Acid said...

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Lex10 said...

Jack Black need to write those Uriah Heep boys a check......

Crotchbat said...

Just helping out with a mirror:

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or

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zeppelin:) said...

Thanx for Spice, I'm Heep's great fan!

dracramer said...

Thanks so much for this great album. I own almost any of Heep, that one was still missing. Please keep up with your great work.

Anonymous said...

where can I download this spice album thanks Paul
darpaulfrisk@hotmail.com

isabelbc said...

link by Crotchbat http://sharebee.com/6d305bfc working for megaupload :o)

Anonymous said...

Gracias cabrón, neta muchas gracias, me has llenado de placer al permitirme oir este discaso.

Anonymous said...

Please re-up

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