URIAH HEEP

Equator - 25th Anniversary ( + 4 bonus tracks)

22,58 €

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1. Rockarama
2. Bad Blood
3. Lost One Love
4. Angel
5. Holding On
6. Party Time
7. Poor Little Rich Girl
8. Skools Burnin
9. Heartache City
10. Night Of The Wolf
11. Rockarama (7 Single Edit)
12. Back Stage Girl (7 Single B-Side)
13. Gypsy (Live)
14. Poor Little Rich Girl (7' Single Version)

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After the entertaining pop/rock offering of 'Head first', and with a same Peter Goalby on vocals again, Uriah Heep released this really weak offense against Heaven, and even Hell, and especially against their fans: us, the most brave and patient of the human beings.
This 'Equator' was also their first LP for Columbia Records, after their classic Bronze years, and honestly, if something this lame would have been released by Uriah Heep in 1972 or 1973, they would have been thrown into a pit full of crocodiles and venom: fortunately it was issued in 1985 and nobody was listening.
Thanks to this local record store and their imported CDs (some of them must come in ferryboat from Britain via Bay of Biscay, and I hope the ferry won't succumb, because their prices are quite convenient, hoh, hoh), I could stumble upon this 'Equator', released by Sony UK, with a fine artwork, and its respective selection of 10 excuses of a tracklist, I'm going to explain this to the respectable reader: this is just pretty un-smokeable, and I bought it only because the Uriah Heep name appears printed on the sleeve, but the record is not that fun, unless you only want to laugh, or cry, maybe hysterically.
The first song 'Rockarama' is an ok tune by a second-hand Heep, still reasonably enjoyable, but after it, the ears of the unaware person get gently destroyed by the unexpected sheets of gruesome keyboards and lame songs: for instance, the act of listening to 'Party time' and survive as I did, is an example of physical strength.
The problem with the late 80s' Heep is that they sold their soul, to sound like the pop metal bands of those times, changing their rich aural world for cheap wank, creating poor tunes like 'Skools burnin', 'Heartache city' or the closing 'Night of the wolf', maybe the least horrid song of the album, but when 'Equator' is about to end, your head is already burning, with vocal harmonies a la Bon Jovi and bad keyboards, and all you want is a Mick Box dummie-replica, to open fire on it with a machine gun.
Apparently and according to the anecdote, when 'Equator' was originally released in 1985, the company forgot to distribute it, so the album couldn't be purchased for some time, unfortunately the problem was solved and the record was available.
Only the unregenerate Uriah Heep fan will purchase 'Equator', outing that, after one listen or two, will stay untouched, immaculate and pristine into its jewel case until the next glaciation.

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Equator - 25th Anniversary ( + 4 bonus tracks)

Equator - 25th Anniversary ( + 4 bonus tracks)

1. Rockarama
2. Bad Blood
3. Lost One Love
4. Angel
5. Holding On
6. Party Time
7. Poor Little Rich Girl
8. Skools Burnin
9. Heartache City
10. Night Of The Wolf
11. Rockarama (7 Single Edit)
12. Back Stage Girl (7 Single B-Side)
13. Gypsy (Live)
14. Poor Little Rich Girl (7' Single Version)

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