Category for Early Works

  • Weed — Weed (1971)

    Another Ken Hensley’s ‘contract’ project in which he was involved as a songwriter and lyricist, as well as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player. Ken was not credited as songwriter (B. Albes was credited instead). The album was recorded in March 1971 at Windrose-Dumont Time Studio and released same year by Philips.

  • Toe Fat — Toe Fat (1970)

    Toe Fat was formed in June 1969 by the vocalist Cliff Bennett (ex-Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers, ex-Cliff Bennett Band). Ken Hensley joined Toe Fat and took part in recording of their first album. Other former members of The Gods were recruited by Toe Fat, too: Lee Kerslake played drums, and John Glascock played bass*.

  • Head Machine — Orgasm (1970)

    Head Machine was one of Ken Hensley’s ‘contract’ projects, for which he contributed songs as well as vocals, guitars and piano parts and was credited as Ken Leslie. In 2002 he told InRock magazine that at the time producers asked him to write songs for their projects. In case with Head Machine it was David Paramor, …

  • The Gods — To Samuel A Son (1969)

    The Gods’ second album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. It was released after the band disbanded and its former members were already in different bands. “To Samuel A Son” is often dated as a 1970 release, but the text of the back cover of the British LP specifies 1969 as the year it was …

  • The Gods — Genesis (1968)

    The Gods’ debut album was released by Columbia in 1968 (Columbia SCX 6286). Musically it is a typical late ’60s British psychedelic rock. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. According to the producer David Paramor, “the formality of the ‘studio test’ was waived, and the band prepared to record an album immediately”. “Genesis” …