Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Head Machine - "Orgasm" 1969

Ken Hensley is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Best known for his work with Uriah Heep during the 1970's. It was during this time he co-wrote some of Heep's hits including "Lady in Black", "Easy Livin'" and "Stealin", as well as Look At Yourself" on which he sang lead vocals. In early 1965, Hensley formed a band called The Gods, with young guitarist Mick Taylor, known for his work with the Rolling Stones. The Gods lineup included, at one time or another, vocalist guitar/bass player Greg Lake (later of King Crimson and Emerson, lake, and Palmer), Bass player Paul Newton (Uriah Heep), drummer Lee Kerslake (also of Heep) and bass player John Glascock (later of Jethro Tull). In 1968, the Gods signed with Columbia Records and released two albums and a few singles. Ken also played on a 'one album side' project intended to be The Gods third album, but was recorded and eventually released in '69/'70 under the moniker Head Machine's Orgasm. It featured Hensly, Glascock, and The Gods producer David Paramore on vocals, all of which went under pseudonyms. The Band split, but The Gods reformed under the name Toe Fat for two albums. Hensley was only on one of them. Ken Hensley has been involved in numerous projects since 1980, including a stint In Heep, Blackfoot, and Shotgun, and continues to write and perform to this day.

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