Sort of disappointing to read that Mr. Makowski didn`t like Heep much – I expected him, as the rocker he is, to be more fond of the band. Well, you can`t win them all! Still a fairly good review of this album.
Uriah Heep: “Wonderworld” (Bronze ILPS 9280)
Record review by Pete Makowski
Another album, another Heep. There is one thing that bugs me about this band and that`s Dave Byron`s voice, it`s too clean and smooth and doesn`t sound natural in a rock and roll context. This album`s not bad, but I`ve got to admit that I`m not a keen fan of the band. It opens up with “Wonderworld”, which is penned by keyboards man Ken Hensley and is also one of the most impressive tracks on the album. The thing I dislike about Heep`s music is that they seem to be heading in no particular direction, the only thing you could associate them with is the tightly knit vocals, but again I don`t like the vocals. Mick Box is a bitch of a guitarist and really shows his worth on “Suicidal Man” and “”I Won`t Mind”, their single “Something Or Nothing” is a stomper and the best and most diverse track on the album is “The Easy Road”, another one from Hensley. The whole effect of the album is dampened by a pretty awful mix but the two highlights are Mick Box`s playing and Hensley`s songs.
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