Deep Purple...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by relman, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. alright... the few songs that i've heard from them (Smoke on..., Highway Star, Woman from tokio) I really dig...and as these are the only song the radio plays, can anyone some true ROCKING ones???

  2. ytsebri


    Sep 1, 2000
    The main song that comes to mind is "Burn". Excellent tune. Other good ones are "Black Night" "Stormbringer" and "Perfect Strangers.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Call me weird, but I actually like the new stuff with Steve Morse on guitar better than the old stuff.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    You're weird!
    That's akin to preferring the James Gang with Tommy Bolin over the James Gang with Joe Walsh! ;)
    Keep it raw!

    According to the Classic Rock gurus here(Gruffpuppy, Gweimer, et al), the 3 Deep Purple albums to have-
    1)In Rock
    3)Machine Head

    Those 3 albums have the 'classic' DP line-up.

    Last week, I used a ColumbiaHouse freebie of mine & picked up Live @The California Jam...I loved that show when I first heard it on TV back in the '70s; it's DP immediately post-Burn.
    Anyway, the sound quality is pretty damn bad(ie, rotten) on this LIVE disc...I shoulda opted for In Rock.

    And going off on a tangent-
    Rod Evans, DP's original lead vocalist, put together a cool '70s Hard Rock group called Captain Beyond...check 'em out!
  5. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    For me, Lazy, from Machine Head is their best ever song... 7 minutes of total musical mastery.
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Well, I'm a die-hard Steve Morse fan, he's my favorite guitarist...
  7. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    ...and after hearing "Ted the Mechanic", I don't know if I should count him as one of my favourites as well!
  8. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Lazy, Highway Star, Space Truckin.
  9. My band played Space Truckin' and it's a great song, 'SPECIALLY the end when the vocalist goes "YEAH YEAH YEAH SPACE TRUCKIN'!!!!".
  10. Brooks said...

    For me, Lazy, from Machine Head is their best ever song... 7 minutes of total musical mastery.

    I like the version off "Made in Japan" a little better - for me it's one of the tastiest pieces of rock and roll ever produced.

  11. Made in Japan is one of the perfect live disks.

    I would choose In Rock as my favorite deep purple.
  12. gruffpuppy said...

    Made in Japan is one of the perfect live disks.

    We're just too damn old, gruffpuppy :rolleyes:

    [edit: I just looked at your profile - you're not that old. You do have impeccable taste, though.]

  13. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Relman, there's a DP "hits" cd that's called "Deepest Purple". It's a good sampler if you're new to DP.
  14. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I would also check out Burn. Next to Fireball, this is my favorite Deep Purple release. This was the first release after Gillan and Glover left the first time, and it sounds as though they wanted to make a point.

  15. Thanks, I feel old. You only have a couple of years on me.
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I like Burn also...I still remember the day I plopped open a Circus magazine & saw "Deep Purple Shake-Up: Gillian & Glover Leave Band". My jaw dropped. Anyway, I ended buying Burn(that was the last DP record I bought) & definitely dug it.
    With this line-up, DP had two pretty strong Rock vocalists...Glenn Hughes has a pretty decent Rock/Blues voice.
  17. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    And if you like Deep Purple, I suggest you check out the next band Ritchie Blackmore was in, Rainbow. (Try to get a Dio-era album, they were the best)
  18. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I love the album Come Taste The Band with Tommy Bolin and David Coverdale, Great stuff!
    As for my favorite tune with Blackmore and Gillian it would have to be Maybe I'm a Leo and Knocking at your Back Door!
  19. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    JimK, you're pulling my leg, right? Decent? Try incredible! It's Hughes singing lead on "Burn", and he's the one hitting the high notes that Coverdale couldn't. Anyway, good call on "Maybe I'm a Leo", and I'd add "Pictures of Home" from Machine Head as well.
  20. I am pretty sick of the DP "hits", probally one of the reasons why my main love is "In Rock" but even though Machine Head was full of hits my favorites on the disk are Maybe I'm a Leo and Pictures of Home. Space Truckin and Smoke I have heard so many times that they are on my Stairway/Free Bird list, but the Guitar solo in Highway star still makes it a must listen. I love the high speed pull offs he does on the high E. Shocking.