Re: Deep Purple question...
Date: May 02, 2013 10:51PM

Hi Laurent,
it's always a pleasure to read your insightful posts. Even when you don't like a band you have something right to say.
That being said, I am not Laurent's second account, I assure ya all.

I loved Gillan's voice back then, when it was more emotional and dramatic. Songs like Fools, his interpretation of Gethsemane in Jesus Christ Superstar, made more for me than his trademark screams.
I went back on youtube and saw DP live playing Mandrake Root in 1970. That is what I was craving to see when I was younger, now watching it was more a documentary to me than testifying to my idol playing. But it was nice nonetheless.

I loved every era of the band aside from Mk 1, which was more an undefined band than an aggregate rock/hard rock unit. Let me digress, as my memories flow on ;)

Mk 2 had the best songs, the band was top notch and top form. Made in Japan marked an era and is still unrivaled. Gillan's voice was at his best
Mk 3/4 had Paice and Lord step up. Lord's playing on Burn, Stormbringer, was much different than Mk 2 records; the use of synthesizers, blues touches here and there, his beginning with solo records (I love his Sarabande solo record, with a young Andy Summers on guitar, later with The Police) made him touch different territories. Paice was IMHO the best hard rock drummer back then, one who could play big band and swing along with Carl Palmer. Fast hand and foot. His live versions of You Fool No One are astonishing.
Mk 4 had Tommy Bolin, with a great record, funky/hard rock/soul/blues all together. I still prefer his solo record Teaser to DP's , he was a special player.

Then we have a different band with the 80s. Perfect Stranger, as much as good it is, cannot hold a candle to their 70s record. It was good to have them back though.
The House of the Blue Light was a shame, as much as Slaves and Masters and 3/4 of The battle rages on.
Then we had Morse aboard, with a great record - Purpendicular - where they steered away from their standard hd rock. Abandon was good, then they quite lost it.
Their new one is great, so it's good to have em. Airey rules on this one.


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