What Do you Get When You Cross Uriah Heep And Barack Obama?
Believe it or not, a sceptical US political commentator has found a connection between prog-rock royalty Uriah Heep and Barack Obama. Don’t believe us? Step this way…
US political commentator John Kass has found a connection between Uriah Heep’s ‘The Wizard’ and the global hysteria that has greeted President Obama’s inauguration.
Kass reasons: “Other analysts and their involuntary yearning and gushing tells me they may have memorized an old song by Uriah Heep in the early 1970s, when there was something else in the air besides Hopium.”
“He was the wizard of a thousand kings/And I chance to meet him one night wandering/He told me tales and he drank my wine/ Me and my magic man kind of feeling fine/He had a cloak of gold and eyes of fire/And as he spoke out of a deep desire/ To free the world of its fear and pain/And help the people to feel free again.”
“So much of this week’s over-the-top coverage seems born of that Uriah Heep song. And I would remind those who yearn for magic to stash the bongs and grab some coffee. Obama is no sorcerer. He is a man.”
Is this fair and, perhaps more importantly, what the hell was Kass on when he thought of this?