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Surprises in Montreux

Reports are coming in about an amazing gig at this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival. The band switched some stuff around and brought in some surprises into the set.

The full setlist:
Fireball
Into the Fire
Strange Kind of Woman
Rapture of the Deep
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Contact Lost
Steve Morse Solo
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
Wring that Neck
Well Dressed Guitar
The Battle Rages On
Don Airey solo
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin’
Highway Star

Jazzy Smoke on the Water
Smoke on the Water
Hush including Ian Paice Solo
Black Night including Roger Glover bass solo intro+”amazing jam” [according to our reporter] with Montreux Jazz Festival General and “Smoke …” legend Claude Nobs playing harmonica

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov.



57 Comments to “Surprises in Montreux”:

  1. 1
    Tracy Heyder says:

    That’s a nice set list…..I love the “Jazzy SOTW”. Seen them do it a couple of times in prior “Montreux Jazz Festival” performances. They really Jaz it up and makes for a nice change to that highly repeated tune. Also nice to see the inclusion of SIFLS, and 4 other MK8 tunes. Would have liked to see more MK7-Mk8 stuff, overall a decent set. Wring That Neck is great too. MK1 classic to go along with the MK1 hit, Hush.

    There are songs from 10 of their Albums:

    1. Hush from: “Shades of Deep Purple”
    2. Wring That Neck from: “The Book of Taliesyn”
    3. Into the Fire from: “In Rock”
    4. Fireball and Strange Kind of Woman from: “Fireball”
    5. Space Truckin’, Highway Star, and SOTW from: “Machinehead”
    6. Perfect Strangers from: “Perfect Strangers”
    7. Battle Rages On from: “Battle Rages On”
    8. Sometimes I Feel Like Screamin’ from: “Purpendiclar”
    9. Contact Lost from: “Bananas and Well Dressed Guiar (which was being performed on the Bananas tour prior to coming out as a bonus track on ROTD”
    10. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye and Rapture of the Deep from: “Rapture of the Deep”.

    Not too shabby at all. The only thing missing is something from WDWTWA and Abandon. The hope for MK3, 4 or 5 is out of the question, and In’t gonna happen, but at least I’d love to hear something included from these other 2 missing albums I listed. I would love to see the inclusion of an Abandon tune “Seventh Heaven or Evil Louie” and a WDWTWA tune such as “Rat Bat Blue or Smooth Dancer”. That would have to please most of the Set List Critics.

    But from a Deep Purple perspective, I must say there is very good album representation here and hopefully they will expand the array a little more throughout the tour.

    Cheers

  2. 2
    Patrick says:

    well its a good start

  3. 3
    ormandy says:

    RE: The hope for MK3, 4 or 5 is out of the question…

    Maybe not. I’d still love to hear a mid show instrumental medley (Gillan vox rest) of some of the great Purple riffs over the years including MKI, III, IV, and some stuff from forgotten MKII and recent albums.

  4. 4
    George says:

    and what are the surprises here?
    The setlist absolutely same for European 2008 tour, they played this setlist in Italy few days ago.
    And what is surprise here? SOTW jazzy version? we have SOTW’s jazzy versions from Montreux 2002, 2004 and 2006.
    And Claud Nobs Jamming with DP and playing harmonica is surprise? haven’t you seen Live At Montreux 2006???

    There’s nothing surprising here.

    The setlist is the same on European 2008 Tour.
    SOTW Jazzy version? band plaed it 4 times
    Claude Nobs played harmonica at Montreux 2006, during “Too Much Fun”

    Did I forget anything?

  5. 5
    stoffer says:

    I agree that is a really nice set list. It is impossible to please everyone, but this set while not perfect (what about Rat Bat or Place In Line) would please me anytime!

  6. 6
    T says:

    Well said, Stoffer.

    Perhaps the “surprise” was “Wring That Neck” and “The Battle Rages On,” which except for George’s observation that this setlist was recently covered, haven’t been around for a while.

    The “jazzy” intro to “Smoke” is great.

    The only way to please everyone is to have rotating songs around a “skeleton” setlist of regulars. Everything has to fit within the allotted time. Given unlimited time, I’d like to see a 20-minute “Mandrake Root,” one of my favorite DP songs of all. The reality is that concessions have to be made. 🙁

    The solution to other “Marks” would be to do an instrumental medley. This makes it possible to cover a large amount of material in a short amount of time. That would be a great homage to the other versions of the band–and I would finally get to hear “Burn”, even if only in partial form and as an instrumental.

    What do you think?

  7. 7
    David Sanderson says:

    T, they played ‘The Battle rages on’ in the set on their last UK tour, no matter what they play, they will have to leave certain tracks out, how can they fit everything people want to hear into even a two and half hour show?

  8. 8
    Claudio Bianchi says:

    Wow,Wring that neck! I guess the last time they played it, was whit the orchestra about 7 years ago.
    At least, i must confess i’d die to hear some from “the house of the blue light”. Mad Dog, Black and White, Unwritten Law : great tunes, aren’t they?

  9. 9
    Elinor says:

    To those who continue to complain about the lack of variety in the setlist, you need to be at some of these gigs to see the reaction of the audience instead of being the ‘expert’ at a distance. They are ecstatic; and they certainly were at Montreux. Most people see this band once in a lifetime. It takes a soulless person not to be uplifted by this band. And George – they were surprises to that audience. You may have them all on DVD etc. etc. It is not the same each time, even if Claude has been on stage with them before. It is good to see that most people who responded on here got the point.

  10. 10
    Dave says:

    I hope it was filmed – would love to see this concert – esp wring that neck, black night and into the fire.

  11. 11
    Eric E says:

    That is a GREAT set list, given festival time constraints. I agree that a different sit list everynight off a master list would be great for all fans

  12. 12
    fdr says:

    -Wring that neck: did they play the whole song? (I saw them in italy the day before and they palyed it for a couple on minutes, as part of the ‘riff raff’ between contact lost and Well dressed guitar.)

    – Jazzy Smoke: was it longer than the ’06 version?

    – Gillan: how was big Ian’s performance?

  13. 13
    George Martin says:

    I wouldn’t say this set list has any surprises, a few nice changes for sure but no real surprises. All the songs listed above have been done before at some point during the Steve Morse era. Even Wring That Neck was played at the concerto back in 1999. To me a surprise is playing something that you’ve never played before or haven’t performed it since the early 70’s. Try doing Smooth Dancer, Super Trooper, Place In Line, Flight Of The Rat and Hard Lovin Man and then I’ll say there were some surprises. The only real surprises that have occured in the last few years were the additions of Demon’s Eye and I’m Alone. Plus Never Before when they did the entire Machine Head album. But at least thank God there still touring! When Purple is done the rock world will lose one of the best ever! So maybe we shouldn’t complain so much.

  14. 14
    T says:

    Elinor: Very well said and absolutely true. To those obsessive fans like us who follow the band’s progress from day to day, there is perhaps nothing new here.

    But for most fans on the floor and those who don’t get to see Purple but once in several years, it is all uplifting indeed–and often new.

    For example: I’ve not seen a Morse version of “Wring That Neck” outside of the ’99 Concerto Tour–and that was on DVD. That was nearly a DECADE ago!

    The band does a good job of balancing what the hardcore people want to hear with what is expected of them. The problem is in the amount of time they can play. Something has GOT to go…others must be included.

  15. 15
    drew w says:

    Obviously an anniversary setlist, almost one song from every MKI and Glover/Gillan album.
    Give up on the MKIII and MKIV stuff, Ian doesn’t even regard that those lineups existed as a version of Deep Purple just (other singers other musicians).
    Wring That Neck minus the brass/jazz ensemble flavorings is great and hopefully on the DVD(?)of the show? (!)
    I would add “’69” from “Abandon” and “Our Lady” from WDWTWA.

  16. 16
    Jesper says:

    I’ve going to these shows ever since 72 and as usual will be there in Copenhagen on the 6th of august. No matter how much I love this band I understand the bad press DP gets and do agree it smells like much to predicteble museum rock. Loose that ridiculous Hush. Let BN and SKOW go the same way at least at some shows. SOTW is uninteresting. These songs would be very welcome Smooth Dancer(funny text too), Super Trooper, Flight Of The Rat, Hard Lovin Man, Spanish Archer and some more songs from Bananas. The Rolling Stones tours with 72 rehersed songs and play 5 Classics every night. On top of these they add around 20 different songs – so from day to day setlists there might be as many as 8-10 different songs. Now this is what I call still hungry and ambitious after all these years.

  17. 17
    DAWG says:

    THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE ’68. I LIVE IN ATLANTA WHICH MEANS IF I SEE THEM AT ALL I HAVE TO DRIVE OR FLY A FEW HOURS. I SAY LET ‘EM PLAY WHAT THE HELL THEY CHOOSE AND BE GLAD THEY ARE PLAYING AT ALL. ONE MORE THING, DO YOU SEE ANY SIGN OF THEM SLOWING DOWN AT ALL? I DON’T THINK SO.

  18. 18
    Peter says:

    I agreed with DAWG. The discussion about the setlist seem little bit academic. DP musicians were back on the 1996 level, which was the very best (in between I heard them 7x live). But I am ready worried about Ian G. voice. No shouting and screaming was heard, no high notes in the montreux auditorium stravinsky. Steve tried to help wereever he (+Roger) can by singing together in Ian´s mic and playing the voiceline parallel in critical parts.

  19. 19
    drew w says:

    One album that is too oft forgotten is Deep Purple III, I need to send steve and email and ask him if would consider playing a bit of April or Lalena in his guitar solo. Does anyone know if he has ever done that before?
    I agree with the Dawg I live in jacksonville which is a rare stop indeed. So I always have to travel to either Atlanta or Orlando. Great show in Orlando last year by the way.

  20. 20
    big al says:

    cracking set…stop moaning.. bands like ac/dc quo etc hardly ever change thier sets… enjoy em while you can! ps something off blue light would be tops!!

  21. 21
    Crimson Ghost says:

    They should cut out some classics, Highway Star, TBRO, and try Super Trouper, A Place In Line, or Our Lady, shouldn’t be too much of a stretch, cut it to 4 classics, Perfect Strangers and the rest mkMorse that are easier on the voice because it’s the way he sings now.

  22. 22
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, indeed………it’sa start.

    I suggested Wring that neck before, hopefully they play a long rendition?

    By now I know HOW they choose stuff………I think.

    I conclude we will never be completely satisfied.

    So, what is left?

    Dreaming……
    Dreaming, my friends.

    2 hour show?

    And the adress

    HardLoving man

    Sun goes down(a bit extended)

    Strange ways(Extended)

    TBRO

    Grabsplatter

    Wasted sunsets

    Bananas

    Fools

    Wring that neck

    7th Heaven

    Pictures of home

    Place in line

    Mandrake root

    Kiss tomorrow goodbye

    Cheers?

  23. 23
    purplepriest1965 says:

    My mistake

    The ratio should be MORE SM era……….

    So, skip some MK 2 ……

    Add :

    Rosa’s cantina, Before time began, TED, Haunted, SILVER TONGUE, …..

    Some more MK 1?

  24. 24
    deep lavender says:

    How about something from “House of Blue Light”? That album is underrated and overlooked. And more Morse material.

  25. 25
    WindHawk says:

    Surprises : BS!!!!Rather a glorified tribute band.

  26. 26
    Jesper says:

    Spanish archer and waisted sunsets. Brilliant songs

  27. 27
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I already suggested STRANGE WAYS.
    I LOVE HOBL and Who do We Think We Are….

    And I d love to hear many from those…..

    But……

    It’s 2008, many years of Steve Morse, so…..

    But I won’t complain hearing :

    The Unwritten Law
    Dead or Alive
    Bad Attitide
    Smooth dancer
    Place in Line
    rat bat blue

    mandrake root

    Hard lovin man

    A gypsies kiss

    Wasted sunsets

    Enya

    Ofcourse , to me, it would still be suffering the consequenses…..without a certain Mister B on board.

    So, again……

    80% SM era and so on would good, but it WON’T happen…..

    I understand……

    A lot of youngsters want to hear the classics.

    Like me in 1985.

    So maybe it’s time to step aside….

    and dream a bit…..

    About other parallel universes in which…..

  28. 28
    Sami says:

    Yes, HOBL-tracks would be great….underrated album/songs!

  29. 29
    stefan says:

    Sorry guys! With a few exceptions, HOBL was very below par for an DP album! To tell you the truth, I felt a tad shameful on their behalf at the first couple of listenings! In my mind it´s the most blatant AOR album they´ve ever done and should remain in oblivion!!

  30. 30
    SEVEN-47 says:

    I liked “House Of Blue Light”, except for “Call Of The Wild”!

  31. 31
    Renzo says:

    Hey mates, why don’t a bluesy set list?

    1 Woman from Tokyo
    2 Ramshackle man
    3 Walk on
    4 Junkyard blues
    5 Hey Cisco
    6 Don’t make me happy
    7 When a blind man cries
    8 Mitzi Dupree
    9 Lazy
    10 Wasted sunsets
    11 Jazzy Smoke on the water
    12 Wring that neck

  32. 32
    deep lavender says:

    Remove “Things I Never Said” from the setlist and replace it with a ‘Song We’ve Never Played’ live before.

  33. 33
    SEVEN-47 says:

    I like it Renzo!

  34. 34
    stefan says:

    Renzo!

    Skip “wasted sunsets”, and replace it with “The Mule” and I´m in!!

  35. 35
    SEVEN-47 says:

    “The Mule”? HMMMM! I Like it! I haven’t listened to that lately. My collection is loaded and plays random tracks from every Mark, but I must admit I don’t recall hearing “The Mule”. Time to dig out “Fireball” and give it a listen.

  36. 36
    Adrien says:

    What do you think about that kind of setlist ?

    1. Any Fule Kno That
    2. Strange Kind Of Woman
    3. I Got Your Number
    4. Before Time Began
    5. Hang Me Out To Dry
    6. Perfect Strangers
    7. Living Wreck
    8. Contact Lost/Guitar Solo/Well-Dressed Guitar
    9. Bad Attitude
    10. Doing It Tonight/Picture Of Innocence
    11. Loosen My Strings
    12. Keyboard Solo/Money Talks
    13. The Battle Rages On
    14. Lazy
    15. Fortuneteller
    16. Ted The Mechanic
    17. Highway Star
    18. Smoke On The Water
    Encores
    19. Wring That Neck (with drum solo)
    20. Too Much Fun (a shorter version than Montreux 2006)/Bass Solo/Black Night

  37. 37
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hang me out to dry?

    Where does it end?

    Can’t you feel my GUT REACTION?

    Guess I m not the only who thought certain Gillan tracks and Gillan/Glover tracks could be used for DP with Morse.

    I can’t dance to that!!!!

    Pictures from hell!

    No Good Luck

    Love Gun…..

    I thought No….

    And so on…..

    Who cares?

    they can do whatever they like, HE is not around to spoil their fun.

  38. 38
    Tracy Heyder says:

    They could do any version of any song from any solo project that exists. They are capable of doing anything. That’s the beauty of this band. They are THE SHIT!

    That ain’t what they do……..they have 200 songs to choose from the Deep Purple Catalogue. They do a shitload of them. They are are not a “Cover Band”. Do they play long enough? How long is long enough? Ask your girlfriend. There’s the answer. That’s where they lack the most. Lenth of time per show. Add a good hour to their shows, no matter what the set list, and the complaints will drop immensely.

    Cheers

  39. 39
    Renzo says:

    Stefan!
    A compromize… Let’s keep Wasted sunsets and The mule both ….

  40. 40
    Rascal says:

    ‘How long is long enough? Ask your girlfriend’……….she says it aint quantity its quality!!

    So I guess 2 inches is perfectly respectable.

  41. 41
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Yes rascal, 2 inches is fine. I gave mygirlfriend 12 inches last nigh…..that’s 3 inches, 4 times…….

    Cheers

  42. 42
    Andre sihotang says:

    Hey people, come on STOP complaining about the set list. I’m very sure we’ll never satisfied. Have you read Gillan interview that the band won’t do request, won’t totally care about what we discuss here? They will play what they like and if they have fun to play those songs, the audience will have fun too. It will be for million years.

    I agree that some people here should not be the expert in distance about DP set list. You MUST attend their concerts, feel the song after song with the audience, and you’ll agree that idea of making big rotation on set list is totally pointless. They have many standards and the rest ARE what they try to rotate! It’s very nice. But I’m agree Morse era tracks should be more.
    Long live DP!! (Indonesia)

  43. 43
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hey Andre

    Here In Holland we say that it is the Dutch way to complain ALWAYS.
    What do ya think?
    I do think that certain aspects being stereo typed are nonsense.
    But you with the former connection might have an opinion on that one?

    Oooooooooops, am I slipping again?

    Must be bored again, my provider arranged to loose my TV signal at the beginning of the weekend.
    Changing things to digital from analog, I think.
    IG was right : Ain’t she a Digital BITCH!!!!!

  44. 44
    DAWG says:

    HEY DREW, GOOD CALL. I HONESTLY BELEIVE APRIL COULD BE ARGUED AS ONE OF THE VERY BEST PURPLE SONGS EVER. NEVER DISCUSSED, LITTLE KNOWN, BUT BRILLIANT. COULDN’T YOU IMAGINE STEVE AND DON GETTING HOLD OF PAINTER OR WHY DIDN’T ROSEMARY? I WAS IN JACKSONVILLE IN ’85 FOR THE PERFECT STRANGERS TOUR AT THE COLISEUM AND IT WAS AMAZING TO SAY THE LEAST.PRIEST IS DUTCH…….? GO FIGURE. BY THE WAY, STEREOTYPED IS ONE WORD. TAKE HIS KEYBOARD AWAY FROM HIM, THE DIGITAL BITCH IS TAPPING ON IT. BORED? GO STICK YOUR FINGER IN A DIKE.

  45. 45
    Stefan says:

    DAWG!

    Is that dike or dyke?????

  46. 46
    DAWG says:

    I’M SO GLAD SOMEONE ASKED, I WAS COUNTING ON IT. THEY BOTH WORK. [GOOD JOB STEFAN]

  47. 47
    DAWG says:

    HEY DIGITAL BITCH, I MEAN PURPLEPRIEST, I KNOW YOU’VE HEARD THE WRING THAT NECK FROM THE 1970 BBC RADIO SHOW. IT’S LIKE 20 MINUTES OR SOMETHING. THAT REALLY IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE. GLAD YOU SAID LONG VERSION. OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS RITCHIE AND I MIGHT ADD, IN MY EVER SO HUMBLE OPINION, IT WAS PROBABLY HIS FINEST HOUR. IT’S FROM DEEP PURPLE IN CONCERT 1970 1972. 2 BBC RADIO BROADCASTS. I’M SURE YOU HAVE THAT ONE. GIVE THAT A LISTEN, HE PLAYS LIKE HE WAS REALLY PISSED OFF……WHICH HE PROBABLY WAS. WONDER HOW MUCH WATER WAS THROWN THAT DAY?

  48. 48
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I read “somewhere” that he left turds before peoples dressingrooms over the last 30 years as a practical joke.
    Amongst other things………

    The throwing water “thing” has been referred to many times now. Wayyyyyyyyyyyy too many.
    It’s OZZY who does that all the time, NOT Ritchie.

    Yeah, those renditions of WTN are very familiar, since 1980, I think.

    Pissed off?
    Maybe someone who uses those capitals again and again?

  49. 49
    DAWG says:

    YEAH, BUT WAS OZZY EVER ACCUSED OF BEING ANYTHING BUT DRUNK AND STUPID? THIS INCIDENT WAS THE FINAL STRAW WHICH BROUGHT YOUR BELOVED RITCHIE THE FINAL WRATH FROM THE REST OF THE BAND. AND DID OZZY EVER INTENTIONALLY MISS HIS CUE 3 SONGS IN A ROW. I’M SURE HE MISSED A FEW, BUT FOR NOT QUITE THE SAME REASONS. I GUESS THE TURD “THING” MAKES IT ALL OK. DON’T GET ME WRONG, I’VE BEEN A HUGE RITCHIE FAN SINCE ’70. REMEMBER, I’M THE GUY WHO DEFENDS WHAT HE IS DOING NOW. I WAS AGREEING WITH THE WRING THAT NECK THING. AS FOR THE CAPITAL LETTERS, I’M NOT PISSED OFF, BUT I’M NOT PUTTING DOWN MY NEWCASTLE ALE EITHER.

  50. 50
    Rascal says:

    leaving ‘turds’ about………..RB sounds a regular ‘trickster’……

    I bet ‘wifey’ (is he married yet?) doesnt put up with all that these days.

    “Do as you are told Richard, put your tights on, dont forget the silly pointy hat, and leave the turds alone!! You dirty boy”

  51. 51
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Turds, water, whatever…………..

    He was, is and will always be THE guitarplayer of DP.

    I never said I like certain people for their behaviour.

    It’s confusing though.
    How can “someone like that”play such touching sounds, compose such classic songs,…..???

  52. 52
    DAWG says:

    LIKE I SAID, EVERYBODY IS RIGHT AND EVERYBODY IS WRONG. LIKE I ALSO SAID, GO BACK AND LISTEN TO WRING THAT NECK FROM THE BBC RADIO BROADCAST FROM ’70. ABSOLUTELY RIGHT RITCHIE IS THEEEEEE GUITAR PLAYER FOR PURPLE. BUT HE WAS NEVER CONSISTANT. HE WAS ALL ABOUT HIMSELF. HE HAS ADMITTED THAT. GILLAN HAS ALSO ACTUALLY ADMITTED THAT HE MAY HAVE BEEN MORE TO BLAME THAN RITCHIE. PRIEST, YOU ARE SO RIGHT. SOMETIMES WHEN YOU HEAR STUDIO THINGS FROM HIM YOU CAN’T BELIEVE HOW AMAZING IT IS, THEN YOU HEAR HIM WHEN HE IS PISSED OFF ON STAGE AND YOU KNOW HE IS BUTCHERING IT INTENTIONALLY TO SLAP HIS MATES IN THE FACE AND YOU JUST SHAKE YOUR HEAD. LET’S MOVE ON. THAT IS THE REASON I APPRECIATE WHAT HE IS DOING NOW. BECAUSE HE IS BRILLIANT TO THE POINT OF AMAZING. WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, HE IS JUST A DAMN GUITAR PLAYER WHO HIT US ALL RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CHEST WITH WHAT NONE OF US HAD EVER HEARD BEFORE. JUST GIVE STEVE HIS DUE. IT’S REDICULOUS TO TAKE SHOTS AT HIM. TRY TO THINK OF ANYONE ELSE WHO COULD CARRY THIS OFF. I READ A MAGAZINE ARTICLE ABOUT RITCHIE WAY BACK IN ’76 WHEN THE DREGS FIRST RELEASED FREE FALL. WHAT STRUCK ME WAS RITCHIE WAS ASKED IN THIS ARTICLE ABOUT OTHER GUITARISTS AND HE STARTED TAKING SHOTS AT EVERYBODY, RITCHIE BEING RITCHIE. THEN HE SAID THE FIRST TIME HE HEARD 22 YEAR OLD STEVE MORSE HE WENT TO HIS ROOM TO BROOD AND PRACTICE. I DON’T REMEMBER THE EXACT WORDS BUT HE DID SAY THAT. HE SAID SIMILAR THINGS ABOUT JEFF BECK. HE SAID HE FELT LIKE HE NEEDED TO BITCH OUT HIS GUITAR TECHNICIAN BECAUSE JEFF BECK HAD NOTES ON HIS STRAT THAT HIS DID’T HAVE. THAT IS RITCHIE’S VERSION OF A COMPLIMENT. PRIEST, IT’S NOT CONFUSING, IT’S GENIUS ARROGANCE.

  53. 53
    Rascal says:

    Not sure anyone is or has criticised RB’s contribution to DP.

    I dont believe many could doubt his genius on the guitar.

    But that was then, and this is now. Obviously his legacy remains in the live sets……….End of Story.

    The absence of any guitar output in recenet years (other than mandolin) consigns RB to history.

    So debates and comparisons about Blackmore and Morse mean are pointless. Morse continues and contributes his own style to DP, Blackmore follows his dream and strums a mandolin.

  54. 54
    stefan says:

    What´s next for RB & missus,a version of “When I´m cleaning windows” by George Formby??A perfect excuse for RB to pick up the ukulele and really floor us!!

  55. 55
    Andre sihotang says:

    Yeah, go blackmore play sitar, mandolin, trumpet, piano, or others. I think he’s happy in his place now. That was then, this is now : Steve Morse rules!! And Deep Purple is stable for years like never before…

  56. 56
    DAWG says:

    FOLKS, HAVE YOU BOTHERED TO LISTEN TO HIM WHEN HE PICKS THE STRAT UP THESE DAYS? HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER HE WAS WEARING TIGHTS AND STUPID NANOOK OF THE NORTH BOOTS BEFORE HE LEFT DEEP PURPLE? NONE OF THIS MATTERS. [UKULELE, SITAR? NOW THAT REALLY IS NIGHTMARE FUEL] HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER HE WANTED TO BE A CELLO PLAYER? LAZY ON CELLO? BURN ON SITAR? YOU FOOL NO ONE ON UKULELE? MAYBE ANYONE’S DAUGHTER WITHOUT HIS TIGHTS?

  57. 57
    stefan says:

    Dawg!

    He,He…..Then he´s in for centerfold of the month in “Court Jester”,with the mandolin firmly placed in front of Mrs.Blackmore´s “crown jewels”!!

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