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The Naked Truth

Ian Gillan, One Eye To Morocco promo photo

Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited has done an interview with Gillan:

Jeb: Are you comfortable that your music makes up some of those deep roots?

Ian: I have constantly said, with the greatest respect to everyone, that you only have a very short time where you have any contemporary value. The rest of it is really your life’s work. We had that short window of opportunity with great commercialism; it was part of our generation. Contemporary art and music can never be judged from a different perspective because you have to be part of it to appreciate it and value it. The previous generation doesn’t like it. My uncle, who is a great jazz pianist, ran screaming from the room when he heard Deep Purple In Rock. He said, “This is a big racket. It is nothing but noise.” From where he was standing, he was right but from where I was standing, it was a glorious racket.

Read the interview at the Classic Rock Revisited.

6 Comments to “The Naked Truth”:

  1. 1
    andre sihotang says:

    With all respect to everyone here, sometimes or frequently we judged Deep Purple (Mk8, Morse and Ritchie’s influence, Ritchie and Lord’s departure, DP album, SET LIST,etc) with premature parameters just like Gillan said above. People who just read the set list that seemed similar from time to time judged that DP become boring and static (included my self, had repeat it in this forum) seemed very subjective compare to people who attend their show and did headbanging, singalong, and screaming there without ever read THS.com and DP.net. And also with ‘Morse vs Blackmore’ virtual war, I almost can’ stand why people always dig this case too deep when you might know that neither Blackmore nor Morse ever pissed or made bad point one to another. They respected each other, and the most important thing is both of them keep he legacy of Deep Purple’s music.

    But they were the opinions that made a forum like this become fun, so the runs of debate and comments are another things stand beside the music and concerts themselves.

    I am one of those who never believe 100% of the reviews (albums,concerts,singles,) that made in the music magazines, TV shows, or websites especially when it made by professional reporters and music critiques. If I have to compare, Like Gillan said above, I’m more into the reviews from the real fan of a musician(album, singles) and from the audience who attend a show even if it was the first concert he/she attend in life. Because they are PURE AND HONEST.

    Please comment..

  2. 2
    Mike Eriksson says:

    Very true. My folks were sure that I would “grow out of liking” this type of music. They thought it had something to do with age and maturity. Well here I am at 47 and I guess I still have to “grow up”.

    Also, isn´t “Glorious Racket” a fantastic title for the next album? Or for a song at least? No?


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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Final Racket?

  4. 4
    Alex says:

    Deep Purple in Smoke?

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Burnt down to the ground?

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    james jay says:

    I am 48 and deep purple still sounds great. from baby huey

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