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    Deep Purple

    I can not believe that there is no thread under this forum about Deep Purple. If ever there was a band that covered Symphonic and Heavy Metal then it it was the Purps. Concerto for Band and Orchestra and the concert with the London Symphony Orchestra should mean that they deserve more than just a thread.

    Even listening to a few old tracks from 'In Rock', specifically "Child in Time" and "Speed King" show that they were Symphonic even without the orchestra, mostly due to Jon Lord of course.
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    Fireball is my favorite album of theirs. I am not that into Metal music. But Deep Purple is great.

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    Dont know that I would call Deep Purple metal,more hard rock.Fireball gets my vote as their best work,simply because of the drum intro to the actual track Fireball.Brilliant.Stormbringer from a later period is the business to.
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    Yeah I dont know, People call Zeppelin Metal so I call Purple Metal.. (But it dosnt really matter to me either way I like it :P)

    The Fathers daughter song is great also. Funny theme for a song.

    Plus I love the Organ in Deep Purple.

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    I thoroughly revel in Jon Lord's playing of the Hammond B3 organ, in particular on the track Lazy from Machine Head. Also enjoy Highway Star, Space Truckin'. Plus Child in Time. And probably others that I can't remember right now...

    Smoke on the Water has become a cliché, but it's still pretty cool...
    Last edited by rojo; Jul-21-2007 at 23:15. Reason: Corrected C3 to B3 organ. Doh!
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    My favourite DP's track of their 70es ' period was BURN. Though they surely had a huge amount of other great songs . After reunion in 80es - Knocking At Your Back Door, and one more later track I admire is Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming. Jon Lord - his version of Bach's Toccata & Fugue D-moll is one of my favourite classical remakes.

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    Good band. Predictably, Child in time is my favourite, although even that did not make the cut for my 600+ favourite songs. Yesterday I heard their concerto for band and orchestra for the first time. Hm.

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    I love the Concerto for group and orchestra and I love Made in Japan but my favourites are the second lp named the Book of Talyesin and the third one named just Deep Purple, take a listen to April last track from this lp
    by the way the symphonic (or whatever you call it) influence may come from Jon Lord but to me the true genius in Deep Purple is Ritchie Blackmore, what a guitar player!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeru Piotr View Post
    I love the Concerto for group and orchestra and I love Made in Japan but my favourites are the second lp named the Book of Talyesin and the third one named just Deep Purple, take a listen to April last track from this lp
    I agree...
    I also like the song "Mistreated", especially the live version in Made in Europe.

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    Red face Smoke on the water

    The songs I like by Deep Purple is Smoke on the water and Kentucky
    woman. Those are my favorites.

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    I always liked Deep Purple.
    I also think that their late sixties music is overlooked.

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    As most of the people, I like Smoke on the Water, and also FireBall album. But this is the band that actually practically avoid making unlistenable songs. Like you just spend a good decade for listening to Till Lindemann, and then Pyssy comes out....like "what the hack, men!?!". And I really positive on that never happened to Deep Purple

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    Deep Purple was one of my favorite rock bands ever and still rates highly, but my new favorite has done a cover of Highway Star:

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    When Highway Star first came out a lot of bar bands started playing it.
    I never did, not being a motor-head and thinking it was too hard rock.
    Stryper is doing almost a note for note version, following along with it all the way.
    The guitar has more distortion than Ritchie, but that's only natural for the new millennium.
    Ian Gillan had a softer sound with a little more tone to his voice, and he could shout and scream,
    but that's what's making me want to decide which one I like better, more about the vocals.
    I don't know if I'm hearing studio trickery or there are two guitars, but I like that better.
    Stryper has always used two guitars. As for covers, yes Highway Star is done very close to the original, but here is a very different cover of Earth Wind and Fire's Shining Star :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHHzn6tpnv8

    I'm not seeing Stryper as heavy metal, but then this is just a cover, not hearing any originals.
    This is more into the metal end of things:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duEBraRtteo

    Even more with Michael Sweet (Stryper front man) and Todd Kearns (Slash):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I31Sw_654rg

    Now for Deep Purple, here is a song that I always loved and the radio NEVER played. Love the opening riff on this on.
    Last edited by Florestan; Jan-22-2019 at 08:34.

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    John, Cool I got you turned on to Stryper. They always considered themselves a rock band not a "Christian band" and don't care for that label. The Church gets all over them for what they are doing but they have reached a lot of people with God's message. My brother, a guitar player in a band (he was into all kinds or rock from the late 60s to death metal), and I sent him an album many years ago of the Daniel Band (Run From the Devil). He said it is cool how they can convey the message without being in your face with it (as in Bible thumping street preachers I guess).
    Here is a good Stryper link besides their official stryper.com site: http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/stryper_cds.htm and here is an article on how they got going https://observer.com/2016/10/to-hell...n-metal-album/

    Back to Deep Purple, one of my favorites is this song (hey, another one off Machine Head--that is my favorite album of theirs):


    Love the harmonica part on this one!
    Last edited by Florestan; Jan-23-2019 at 17:35.

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