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ARTIST
TITLE
Changes
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 120CD SHAD 120CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/13/2010

Moses was formed in 1969 in Esbjerg, Denmark. The band played their own unique style of heavy and pungent progressive blues, which was best appreciated in a hall filled with the smell of "fun tobacco." Their album Changes from 1971 has long been coveted by record collectors around the world. Jørgen Villadsen and Søren Højbjerg played in the blues band Fresh Boiled in 1968. Henrik Laurvig, who played in different local bands, joined on drums and vocals shortly after the band had changed its name to Moses at the beginning of 1969. Moses was very much inspired by blues-oriented bands from that period such as Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, but played only their own compositions with lyrics by Henrik Laurvig. Moses toured non-stop throughout their whole career, and at the end of 1969, were in contact with the independent record company Spectator Records. In the summer of 1970, they recorded Changes in 2 days in the Spectator Record Studio in Ålborg, Denmark. By the time Moses split at the beginning of 1972, they had developed a more progressive rock sound, inspired by bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, etc. Guitar player Søren Højbjerg is still working as the director of his own Danish booking and concert organization, SHB AGENCY in Esbjerg, Denmark. Drummer Henrik Laurvig continued in different bands, the most famous of which was Mani, with whom he recorded the album Kontiki (Genlyd Records, 1985). Along with his musical career, he worked as sales manager with the record companies CBS Records Denmark and Warner Music Denmark. Bass player Jørgen Villadsen has lost contact with his old bandmates, so his current whereabouts are unknown. Guitar-centric stompers with a significant amount of blues swagger and fuzz.