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Before playing with Cliff Bennet’s band Toe Fat, Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake (later together again in Uriah Heep) found time to record an album for a specific project called Head Machine, although it was supposed to be released as The Gods’ third album. The title of the album was “Orgasm” (cover image displayed below). The producer of the album was David Paramor, who also produced The Gods’ albums.

The music is good, but not outstanding, and the style is something between The Gods and Toe Fat. Ken describes this project as a “mercenary” one, which means that they were involved only for the money, professionally speaking. He states that it wasn’t really his band, and there are some doubts about the songwriting credits, since on the album it’s written that Paramor composed all the songs, but there’s deffinitely a “Ken Hensley touch” on them. It is one of the heaviest records that Hensley has ever been involved.

The French release is the one with the shell. The UK release has a black cover with white circles in the middle (like a shooting target). The UK release also has some weird drawings on the back and unlike the French release lists the credits, but as pseudonyms.

As a curiosity, one song from this album, “You Tried To Take It All”, was later recorded with a different name on Toe Fat’s first album, and credited to Cliff Bennet !!

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  • Bizmuto

    belíssima banda!

    24 Mar 2:29am Reply
  • jellypanini

    probably the most lewd band ever to record a whole album about doing it

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • TekoScott

    perfect band

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • sohamsali1

    Great band!

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ReptileScience

    Oh Oh Oh AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH - onomatopoeia of their name :3 Btw. outstanding band, outstanding album. Totally recomend.

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Jvlivsz

    fuckin kidin me right @LawLieTicp?

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    Is this some really sick parody of Machine Head? -.-

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Porpse

    2 different bands, brainless assholes

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Jcp93

    better than machine head

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • HumbertoGillan

    Supreme heavy psych!

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • crownanchor

    YEEAAAH :)

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    Head Machine ~ 1970 ~ Orgasm - This album is now a rare collectors' item, not least because it appears to have been recorded by The Gods under pseudonym. Cliff Bennet's band Toe Fat, Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake found time to record an album for a project called Head Machine. Overall, a good example of the heavier rock genre which was quite prevalent in the late sixties / early seventies. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐ

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • keleven

    oh yes.

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • mynameisjoehann

    I agree

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • KonkTheBeaver

    This is one kick ass album!

    26 Aug 2010 Reply

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