Re: Deep Purple question...
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: May 02, 2013 05:01PM

I can only listen to the Coverdale/Hughes era. I do not care at all for anything Ian Gillan ever did. Do not like his voice and style at all.

A propos Gillan, there is a extensive biography on DVD that was released about 5 years ago, and it is brilliant. I think it is a must-buy even for me who is not a fan. So for fans, it is a no brainer.

I do not like him as a singer, but the man is highly interesting and intelligent. Read his Q&A on his website. Great sense of humour too.

Music wise, I think that Mark III and IV were the most interesting. of course, as a blues fanantic, they were much more up my alley than Mark II which did not have much blues in it. It was a much "whiter" band. The quality of the music of any DP line-up is not in question. I actually like quite a bit of what I heard with Steve Morse. But again, Gillan's voice prevents me from really getting into the music.

I must say that I feel that DP is a great band overall. They always took chances, and pushed the envelope. Even today. They do not rest on their laurels and never became a nostaligia act.

Regardless of my personal tastes, I think that DP never released a bad album. In average thoughout their career, they have probably been the most consistent band of the last 45 years when it comes to delivering strong and interesting music.

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