BANDA DE "KEN HENSLEY", O MESMO CARA DA BANDA URIAH HEEP, E AINDA COM PARTICIPAÇÃO DE MEMBROS DA BANDA VIRUS!! OS CARAS FAZIAM UM SOM ACIDO COM UM INSTRUMENTAL MUITO BACANA!! UM HARD ROCK COM PITADAS BLUES E PROGRESSIVAS COM DUAS GUITARRAS ROSNANDO E UM PODEROSO ORGAN HAMMOND!! PELO NOME DA BANDA JÁ DÁ PRA VER QUE OS CARAS ERAM "MALUCOS" MESMO!! WEED!! TRADUZINDO: ERVA - FUMO!! NA CAPA UMA "COROA" FEIA SE DELICIANDO E OFERECENDO A "ERVA DANINHA"!! VENENO ALEMÃO RECOMENDADO!!
WEED: 1971 Philips 6305 096 This album related to an infamous rock'n'roll habit ! Unfortunately the album sleeve didn't list the line-up, but it seems likely that Ken Hensley (vocals,organ, slide guitar) of Uriah Heep fame had a leading role. He recorded the Weed album during March 1971 in between the Uriah Heep albums "Salisbury" and "Look at yourself". Some members of the 1970/71 Virus line-up were also involved, Bernd Hohmann and Werner Monka at least and possibly their rhythm section as well. All six tracks were credited to concert promoter Bobo Albes and Philips household producer Rainer Goltermann made sure the sessions in the Windrose Studios were preserved for posterity. The album comprised straight-forward heavy progressive blues rock with twin guitars and organ to the fore, culminating in the excellent, long instrumental title track. Weed can be compared to other German heavy progsters of the era, such as Zarathustra, Blackwater park, Epitaph and Armaggedon, as well as Ken Hensley's similarly obscure "Head Machine" album "Orgasm" dating from 1969 or 1970. The sleeve of the Weed album is quite noteworthy - a somewhat disgusting, middle-aged house wife is pictured, offering some "weed" of an unknown nature! A fine album, but very rare and accordingly high priced at the collector's market."
Ken Hensley - lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Peet Becker - drums
Reinhold Spiegelfeld - bass guitar
Bernd Hohmann - flute
Werner Monka - guitar
Rainer Schnelle - keyboards
01 - Sweet Morning Light (Albes) 5.47
02 - Lonely Ship (Albes) 3.12
03 - My Dream (Albes) 6.32
04 - Slowin' Down Albes) 4.30
05 - Before I Die (Albes) 3.45
06 - Weed (Albes) 7.12