Cool Songs from Cult Bands  ( 60’s & 70’s)

“A wayward soul searching for lost pearls in an ocean of  wine, women and song…” FL

Weed…! (1971) – (Ken Hensley – Pre-Uriah Heep)

Lonely Ship

Where, oh where shall I look my love?
Where in the World?
To find a thousand battleships
With all their flags unfold

Will the World cry for me today?
Can I look so sadly seen?
Of the love we found and cast away
That was my everything

I’m not saying that I’ll die for you
I’m not saying that I won’t
What I mean is I will look for you
For it’s you… who has my soul

Thoughts so far into the empty night
My lonely ship will sail

Where there’s life there must be love
And the ******* next
And hunt alone which lovers walk
With happiness reject

Where, oh where shall I look my love?
Where in the World?
To find a thousand battleships
With all their flags unfold

Ken Hensley lead vocals, keyboards, guitars (A one-album side project for Hensley. The other musicians playing on the album are thought to have been from a German band called Virus.)

Between the release of Uriah Heep’s albums “Salisbury” and “Look At Yourself“, in 1971, Ken Hensley went to Germany to record an album for a project simply called “Weed”.

This “concept” album related to an infamous rock’n’roll habit! Unfortunately the album sleeve didn’t list the line-up. Aside from Ken Hensley, 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 composed by the concert promoter Bobo Albes and Phillips’ household producer Rainer Goltermann made sure the sessions in the Windrose Studios in Hamburg 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.


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