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Louder Sound has a article on Machine Head remix, based around an interview with Ian Gillan, with some contributions from Ritchie Blackmore, Dweezil Zappa, and Bruce Dickinson. Couple of quotes from Big Ian: I can see why [the record companies] are doing it. They have to make the music reach today’s audiences, I suppose. Everyone […]

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Get away with and get paid for it

Louder Sound reprints an old Classic Rock feature on the formation of Mark 2, from Chris Curtis to Fireball. This was originally penned by late Pete Makowski for the Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple special issue. It all began when Chris Curtis, the former drummer/singer with Merseybeat band The Searchers, approached London businessman Tony […]

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Pure, raucous, and uninhibited

Ian Gillan provided his top 5 favourite Purple tracks to Louder Sound: Mary Long (Who Do We Think We Are, 1973) “I’d like to point out that I’m choosing these songs spontaneously, they could all change tomorrow. I like Mary Long because nobody had written a song like that before. [The name Mary Long was […]

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Sense of groove

Hot on the heels of his predecessor, Glenn Hughes’ top 6 list appears in Louder Sound: Burn (Burn, 1974) “We were at Clearwell Castle when Ritchie said: ‘We should write song called Burn.’ He had the idea of the title already. The five of us wrote that song together in the Castle’s crypt in the […]

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A buzz and a bounce

A couple of months before the recently featured Roger’s favourite Deep Purple tracks, Louder Sound had published a similar list from Paicey: Highway Star (Machine Head, 1972) “Not how it started in the studio, Highway Star became a monster on stage. And it’s still a monster. It’s almost like a template of how a hard […]

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Sudden understanding

Louder Sound lists Roger’s seven favourite Deep Purple tracks Hard Lovin’ Man (Deep Purple In Rock, 1970) “Unlike concert halls, studios are very dead spaces. But the live sound we got on stage changed the band; it made us animated and aggressive. We started making violent music. With Hard Lovin’ Man there was no toning […]

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Striding in style

Louder Sound reprints a feature on the events that precipitated the demise of Mark II, the formation of the Mark III, and the creation of Burn. Penned by Geoff Barton, with input from Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes, and David Coverdale, it was originally published in issue 72 of the Classic Rock magazine, dated November 2004. […]

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Kid in a candy store

Louder Sound reprints a Classic Rock magazine interview with a card-carrying Purple fanatic Lars Ulrich. He reminisces about Jon Lord, his first time seeing Deep Purple, goes through Machine Head track-by-track, and recalls meeting various members of the band. The interview was apparently conducted around the time of the Re-Machined tribute album, and that was […]

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Triumph snatched from the flames of disaster

Well, the 2024 remix of Machine Head is upon us, and Louder Sound has a brief overview. The print edition of the Classic Rock magazine has announced issue 326, out on March 28, 2024, with the very Purple cover story. In issue 326’s cover feature, band members and other stars talk about their favourite Deep […]

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Legendary for all the wrong reasons

Another Classic Rock reprint in Louder Sound — the awful year for Black Sabbath that was 1984. Demise of the Gillan-fronted lineup is very much included. When, during their debut UK show at the Reading Festival in August 1983, Sabbath encored with the old Purple warhorse Smoke On The Water, there was disbelief, then disdain, […]

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