Uriah Heep’s guitarist Mick Box reveals his 5 “favorite” songs
The legendary Uriah Heep guitarist Mick Box was ask to reveal in an exclusive interview with Rock and Roll Garage his 5 favorite songs of all time. However, the musician said that he is a Gemini (Zodiac Sign famous for being indecisive) so he couldn’t make that decision, but he could say his “5 favorite songs of the day”
“I am Gemini, so what I tell you today will change tomorrow, and to pin it down to 5 favourite songs is simply impossible. So, rather than put myself through the pain I would be happier if it was headed ‘Micks favourite 5 songs of the day!’ Music is so mood enhancing, and my choice below is based on how I felt at that particular moment, when I picked the song. On that basis, the list which is in no particular order is as follows,” Mick Box said.
Uriah Heep’s Mick Box 5 favorite songs of the day:
1 – Neil Young “Rockin’ in the Free World”
“Very apt for the world that we are living in at the moment, but a very powerful song, with a powerful message performed with passion.”
2 – Free “All Right Now”
“It has an amazing feel to it, raw energy, and Paul Rodgers is one of my all-time favourite rock vocalists. Paul Kossoff the guitarist is in the pocket, and he has a wonderful left-hand vibrato, Andy Fraser on Bass plays melodic Bass lines and he just kills it, and Simon Kirke on drums is metronomic. Total chemistry at work!”
3- Jeff Beck “Cause Wev’e Ended as Lovers”
“Beautiful guitar work that cuts right through to your heart and soul. Superb instrumental melody.”
4 – Beach Boys “God Only Knows”
“A beautiful constructed song with a wonderful lyric and typical ‘Beach Boy’ harmonies. It has the full production treatment on their ‘Pet Sounds’ album, but I have heard Brian Wilson play this just on the piano along with his vocal, and to me it was just as moving and probably more powerful stripped down like that. The positive proof that it is a killer song.”
5 – Crowded House “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
“Another beautifully crafted song with a great feel. Neil Finn is one of my favourite all time song writers. I love the Hammond organ part that comes in, as it gives the track so much warmth.