Despite the fact that Uriah Heep belong in the dinosaur league along with Black Sabbath and Deep Purple and have released albums since I was born (yes, I'm that old), they are a band I for some reason never felt the urge to check out. You can't listen to everything, right!
This total lack of recognition surely influences the way I've received this so-called official bootleg of Uriah Heep's performance at the Rock of Ages festival five years ago. It's really hard for me to be blown away by something which in effect sounds like dated 70's rock with which I have no emotional links - unlike e.g. Sabbath, Purple and Whitesnake whom I've listened to quite a bit throughout the years. I vaguely remember having heard the song Gypsy before, either on a compilation or as a cover, I'm not sure. It's a fine enough tune.
And that's exactly the thing; The music I've been presented to here is fine, but not sensational. Mind you, I listen with 2013 ears without prior introduction to Uriah Heep, and you know how it is; if you weren't there, it can be hard to get into it. It's alright music, although I personally think the Heep lacks a singer with a distinctive sound like Gillan or Ozzy. Bottom line is that I'm probably not in the front row when Uriah Heep's next official bootleg is recorded.