Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This is a thing I’ve never known before…

… it’s called easy livin’. Today in rock history, in 1970, Uriah Heep released their debut, “Very ‘eavy, Very ‘umble.” For you Hammond aficionados out there (and there’s got to be more than just me), this band was famous partly for doing ‘orrible (ok, that was a bad pun!) things to a Hammond. Keyboardist Ken Hensley was famous for overdriving the crap out his Hammond and Leslie, and for using tube amps for that naturally distorted tube sound. Check out the keyboard sound on “Easy Livin’,” from 1972’s “Demons and Wizards,” and keep on rockin’! (Thanks to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uriah_Heep_ (band) for the info)

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