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Mexico press conference

Here’s a snippet of a press conference the band attended in Mexico. Questions are in Spanish only, but are not difficult to restore from the context and the answers.

Thanks to estokertv for uploading the video and to George Kikonishvili for bringing it to your attention.

85 Comments to “Mexico press conference”:

  1. 1
    purpletemple says:

    You said it, Ian, it’s about time!

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    “I guess its about time isnt it? ” (….)

    ” No plans”(….)

    ” If we get exited.” (….)

    “Poked by various connections.”
    Hey must be talking about THS junkies then?

  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Ok, I get it.

    Ian is doing a “Blackmore”. : )

    Teasing and fooling everyone with the suggestion they are not eager doing it.

    We are going to be surprised this summer!!!

    Underway is the follow up of Machine Head, a complete barnstormer, leading into another legendary Live In Japan II album and then they will quit to retire. : )

    Within 2 years we are going for great solo material.
    That will be grand.

  4. 4
    james jay says:

    “T” translate please.

  5. 5
    kraatzy says:

    yes guys it´s T I M E

    ) avery long time(



  6. 6
    Phil says:

    Only a snippet but got the impression the interview was with the Ian Gillan Band.
    Anyway, we got to here what we wanted to here.
    Bring it on

  7. 7
    stoffer says:

    Gillan being Gillan!! still checking 3 websites daily for US tour dates?? poked again 🙂

  8. 8
    Juan says:

    1st Question:
    1 . What do Deep Purple Recommend to nowadays bands?
    2 . Is there a new album planned?

  9. 9
    T says:

    Re: #4

    1. What does Deep Purple recommend for current bands?
    2. Will there be a new album?

    I am uncomfortable with the usage of stock answers (we never plan, it just happens, etc.) and the word “if”. From the psychological perspective, these are “outs” than can be used as excuses later. “It just didn’t happen for us,” “It was just a writing session,” “We never said we were actually going to do an album,” and so on.

    In addition, Gillan (note that no-one else spoke) said they were being “poked” and it’s “about time”. This indicates a lack of enthusiasm on his part and a sense of obligation–a direct contrast to the answer of the first question about new bands needing to have a passion and enjoy what they do. Finally, for the first time, the word “retirement” came up, even if in jest.

    I don’t claim to be Sigmund Freud. However, when one looks at the demeanor of Gillan, the tone of voice and his diction, it is rather easy to spot the subliminals that suggest that a new album is both a hindrance and unlikely.

    I sincerely hope I am wrong. I would like a new album as much as anyone. But given the body language and word choice, I would have to say we’ll have to content ourselves with the new BCC album this summer.

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 4

    Maybe watch the movie ” Lost In Translation” in which Ians brother shows a parallel Mister Universe.

  11. 11
    Made in England says:

    @ 9. I go along with most of your deductions but can’t help feeling that IG was put a little off step by the running translation which constantly interrupted his train of thought. He may well have resorted to stock, off the cuff remarks instead….

    I actually think a new album is unlikely and if it does happen will not be well received. Regardless of what anyone says I believe we have entered the final phase of Deep Purple’s story. The end is in sight, we just can’t calculate the distance yet…

  12. 12
    AndreA says:


    “During a press conference in Mexico last February 22, the lead singer of Deep Purple Ian Gillan announced that the band is about to start work on a new album, still untitled. Gillan inoltre non nasconde la possibilità che il gruppo riesca a scrivere così tanti pezzi da essere in grado di fare uscire un secondo album poco dopo l’uscita del nuovo. Gillan also does not hide the possibility that the group manages to write so many pieces to be able to release a second album shortly after the release of the new.”

  13. 13
    Roberto says:

    solo albums: ok
    but com’on fans need a new deep purple album after 6 years! these would be one of the last if not the last opportunity to create something new…it seems to me they lack of enthusiasm…

  14. 14
    james jay says:

    @4 & 9–sounded like a politician when asked a yes or no question and get twenty minutes of duck and cover.

  15. 15
    Ralle says:

    Firstly, it’s up to them to decide whether to make a new album or not. I’ve heard that Roger said, in earlier times they relied on sales, which now have totally gone away, so they make their money with touring now.

    Moreover, they are not with a major label anymore, which is good on one hand because it reduces pressure on the band, but on the other hand they have not the promotion-power which is needed in today’s market to make DP interesting for new buyers. So today, the die-hard fans buy the album and that’s it. The 18year old fans (Ian is often quoted saying that DPs audience today has that age) are not used to buy albums. So the income from that is not interesting and it’s likely that it even doesn’t cover the costs (for making the album, promote it etc … ).
    Plus, there is no Radio-Airplay of newer DP-songs. Today’s radio people don’t know DP anymore (Some of them know “Smoke …” but not more), so they have no new listeners anymore.

    Furthermore it seems that they don’t enjoy making new music together. They like playing Strange Kind of Woman, Space Trucking, Perfect Strangers, Highway Star Smoke, Woman from Tokyo etc… all the time more than playing music from 1996-2005. I even feel that Ian is not as excited on stage as he has been, let’s say about 10 years ago, but that might have something to do with age (which is just natural). I think Bananas and Rapture were terrific albums. Maybe it’s difficult for them to write new material which the all like. It’s up to them, they should play the music they want to, if they don’t want to do a new album, they shouldn’t do one. If they prefer doing solo-albums, why not ? I buy them all anyway and I enjoy them all anyway.
    But, new material from DP used to be always exciting, ever since 1968.

  16. 16
    marcinn says:

    It’s just a fragment of the press conference… There are two more on YT where Roger actually speaks. I reckon it must have lasted over 10 minutes so Don and Rog were probably asked some questions, too. It just shows how much of a manipulative entity TV is.

  17. 17
    marcinn says:


  18. 18
    Larry R. Toering says:


    Interesting, if this too would be true. Personally I believe that’s basically what they did with Bananas, using leftovers for Rapture’s turn around release. They say they didn’t but it sounded like it to me. Plus Ian Paice said during the recording of Bananas at a Dixie Dregs show in L.A. that they had over 40 song ideas to choose from. Remembering that it even fits more.

  19. 19
    T says:

    After viewing the 15-minute version of the interview, my opinion above has not changed.

    The pertinent points are made in the short version featured here, with the rest of the interview centering on the passing of Dio and Gary Moore, a question about how Deep Purple got its name, and where Rod Evans is. While Roger and Don did take these questions, the main one–regarding the recording of a new album–was taken by Gillan and the comments I made in #9 still apply.

    If anything, the longer version just reinforced my feeling that any talk of a new album is an annoyance and the language used to talk about it remains non-committal and evasive. If these plans were concrete, it would be easy to say, “Yes, we are planning to record an album that will be out in…”

    Interestingly, one question was regarding the internet. Is the internet useful in getting out your music? “No,” Gillan said emphatically. The internet *could* be extremely useful and would address some of the points made in #15. Downloadable material is extremely cost-effective, requires no packaging and little artwork and is available on-demand.

    The fact remains that Deep Purple has little to no interest in recording anything new. True that that is their choice–true–but it severely affects their credibility and puts them into the category of any number of 70’s bands who continue to play but do not record.

  20. 20
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I agree with T.

    Again, why is Coverdale and Ozzy able to set off a energetic reception of a new album, including good sales and DP not?

    Why would THEY bother if they suffer from the downloadphenomena which is often used as an excuse for not recording?

    OZZY and DC are just 2 examples.
    Iron Maiden and loads of others still present new product.

    Even Gillan makes new albums.
    I dont think he makes a lot of money from them, or more than from a so called DP release.
    If he does he should jump ship and explore gracefully the solo path instead of struggling to the end with the day-job.

    If they had 40 songs or more during BANANAS sessions they are talented enoug to use them for a studio recording once a 2 years period, making it clock around maximum 50 minutes, dont they?

    Or are those LEFT-OVERS even worse?

    @ 12

    I m trying to translate your Italian post right now, it takes time : (
    I m afraid it will come down on another wrong interpretation of the English language again.

    Is it really that hard to learn English for South Europeans?!

  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I struggled myself through the shaking 15 minute version of the Mexican press conference now.

    Its being asked indeed if Internet is working for their music.
    After a ” Not really” the answer is focussed on the VISUAL ASPECTS and never again on the audio site of things.

    Apart from noticing that Roger and Ian sometimes seem to be willingly(Although emberassed at some moments IMHO go into answers)moving into longer answers they are interrupted regularly.

    The boring old story about that they are not made to do videos.

    The suggestion that THEY as a hardrockband are mainly a live band and NOT enjoyable on a small tv screen annoyingly contradicts the frequent output of Morse era Live dvds over the years IMO.

    I m sure many people who like this era are over exited to have them.
    For many old style DP I m sure its great to watch DP MK 2 and 3 on the TV with big speakers blasting.

    Like T. I m convinced Internet can be productive for promoting music when used cleverly.

    Appearantly many others used the medium to their advantage.

    Are DP really surrounded with people who dont have a clue what to do?!

  22. 22
    mike whiteley says:

    At this point,a new album might be a case of “Too little,too late”
    Impatience and frustration may have turned to apathy even among us die-hard Purple supporters who oft-times gather here.Evidence of this apathy can be seen in the once thriving but now dormant THS Forum.
    Discussions tend to be so brief and infrequent there that this blog has taken it’s place.
    There’s less and less to talk about. Another DP tour with the same tired set-list….What else is new ??

  23. 23
    AndreA says:

    P†P sorry but that piece that you read in italian is written immediately follow …
    it was my typo error..

  24. 24
    Rascal says:

    I see no point in trying to analyse and interpret answers- ‘One man’s meat’.

    If an album appears………….all well and good. If it doesnt ‘C’est la vie’

  25. 25
    Ray says:

    I m coutting the days to see the Rapture Of The Deep Remastered Anniversary Edition with bonus tracks and huge booklet / documentary.

  26. 26
    james jay says:

    Maybe they need to ask Demon’s Eye for some recording ideas.

  27. 27
    Ralle says:


    to your last question:
    regarding the record company (If it is still the same as with Rapture) i would say: Yes !

  28. 28
    Paul Jacklin says:

    Blimey, some fans seem to want to have a dig if they do produce a new album “we’ve lost interest now” whilst simultaneously having a go at them if they don’t “tired old set list”.

    Why can’t you just enjoy a fantastic back catalogue and if a new album comes out, all well and good – and you don’t have to buy it if, per chance, you don’t like it!


    “The last phase” – quite possibly given their age but we all die sometime

    For what it’s worth I think this interview together with ones given recently by Steve Morse (and Roger Glover?) strongly suggest to me that they are “planning” a new album – good news I say but not the end of the world if it doesn’t come to pass

  29. 29
    stefan says:

    Quite frankly…I don´t care anymore if they do a new album or not, just give us a farewell tour and that´s it !!! Thank god for Glenn Hughes & David Coverdale who still have their passion, in contrast to IG who looks more like an tired old fart each time I see him being interwieved !!! Retirement is just around the corner I think…..the will me missed but maybe just as well…????

  30. 30
    Tommy H. says:

    Putting out a new album while being stuck at the same time … This paradox describes the situation they are in very well, I guess.

    I’m still looking forward to what they manage to put together the next months. But there’s nobody in the band who sounds excited about, well, anything regarding new music. The more I listen to them, especially Gillan, the more I can’t ignore the negativity towards a creative future of Deep Purple, if there is any. That’s sad but unfortunately the same impression a got last year. No offence to anyone but I’m getting the impression that Deep Purple has become the Ian Gillan Band. Or why is it that Gillan has to answer the “new album question” all the time?

    Right, they don’t have to prove anything anymore but let’s face the cold-hearted truth: any project – no matter of what genre – which isn’t productive over a determined period of time is dying for one reason or another, that’s for sure.

    Besides my pessimistic mood after watching this press conference: For what Deep Purple already did to rock music they are my heroes. I appreciate whatever they decide to do as long as I feel that it’s done with heart.


  31. 31
    Jack says:

    I’m gonna see the Purples tomorrow at Zapopan, but, you know what? If they will put out an album, it’s gotta be with their style!!! Hard and ferocious hard rock!!! I said it once and I say it again…Steve Morse is not suitable for Deep Purple!!! They need in urgency a truly hard rock guitar player who can give them the heavy riffs they need!! No more Purpendiculars or Abandons please!!!! And a good idea would be a tour by Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord and…Ulrich, playing the music of Burn and Stormbringer!!!! I can sense the lack of enthusiasm by Gillan. Recording again? Only if they have good ideas…not for the sake of a compromise!! They gotta get back the killer riffs from In rock or Machine head at once!!!! Cheerz rokkerz!!!! Your bloke Jack from Aguascalientes, Mexico.

  32. 32
    dave_wallis says:

    I think this interview confirms rumours that have been around for about two or three years now saying that the decision was made within the band that they’re not going to record anymore in the studio because of financial reasons (recording means loosing a lot of time of touring and touring makes this whole enterprise work from the business part of the game). Period.

  33. 33
    Peter says:

    You should see them LIVE, before saying that they dont enjoy it anymore… I saw them in October so I KNOW that they love playing live! Maybe they dont like to be closed in studio. 🙂 It´s different when you can make music for yourself “when you have a free time” and when you must get band together, you know how long time in studio you have and you are “pressed” to that time to make some stuff.

    That´s the reason why I would NEVER compare DP to Ozzy Osbourne or Whitesnake – which made a lineup change so they have to make a prove that they are still relevant. It´s insult for DP to me! I´m sorry to say that for Ozzy fans, but last two albums of Ozzy are really collection of greatest hardrock cliches of last four decades and composing role of Ozzy is debatable – as always in Ozzy´s career… For me, horrible albums – especially Black Rain. Same for Whitesnake – Deep Purple are making albums a bit different – Purpendicular / Abandon / Bananas / Rapture – each of them was different, Whitesnake are similar to AC/DC – same albums released again and again with very simillar songs – I cant describe it as “exciting”. What real gems are coming from these albums? From last albums of DP we have stuff like Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming, Watching The Sky, Silver Tongue, Rapture Of The Deep or greatest gem since Purpendicular and one of best tracks DP ever recorded – Before Time Began.

    About the last records – I remember that I read an interview in 2006 about making Rapture Of The Deep and Steve Morse said about making that record and even that they had some problems in band when they did some tracks – he talked specifically that Don and him had a very different ideas how some songs should finally sound…. Dont forget that Roger also admitted that he would produce the last records differently than Michael Bradford and finally – in online interview in 09 – Ian Gillan himself admitted that “now” when DP would make a new studio record, that he would vote for Nick Blagona as “new” producer, not for Michael.

  34. 34
    Crazy Horst says:


    I’ve read that before.
    Making the lack of backing from a large promotion company responsible for “not being able to record an album” is IMHO a lame excuse for not doing anything.
    Is it really necessary to have a record contract to record an album?
    That might have been so in the 70s and 80s – when you had to go to the top end to get a professional sound. Maybe they see things still from that perspective (people always only see the things they want to believe).

    But nowadays professional studio technology is so versatile, advanced and cheap, that it’s actually no big deal to record an album. Even the most obscure German amateur bands manage to release professionally sounding records – and even vinyl versions!!! – why should that be beyond reach for a band of the status of DP?

    And what’s that fuzz about promotion? Deep Purple have their established fanbase who will buy the record regardless of any advertising.
    Others won’t even be bothered to pay attention for a second.
    So why worry about promotion at all?
    IF there is no medium left in which it makes sense to promote?
    Running a few ads and distributing a few demos for reviews in the handful of classic rock magazines will do nowadays. You won’t have to spend a fortune or hire a crew for that bit of extra work.
    And they could easily sell their new record at their concerts – as thousands of other artists do. If they are willing to play a few songs from the new one, that is….

    Of course making a record costs money.
    But it also costs money to record a solo album – where all the constraints and problems named in your post (lack of interest from mainstream, lack of media, lack of younger listeners, etc. etc.) are also in place, only on a larger scale. (or would anyone claim that a Don Airey soloalbum is a more likely chartbreaker than a new Purplerecord?)
    However, all this doesn’t prevent Morse, Gillan, Airey from recording solo albums.

    So what they actually say with that kind of nonsense is:
    “If we can’t be sure to earn some money with it, it ain’t worth the hassle.”

    The worth of a new album as an artistic statement seems to be sought after only in solo records these days and obviously isn’t seen as important in the DP context anymore.

  35. 35
    AndreA says:

    Peter @33

    I agree with you everything at 100%.
    Right, the last OzziEs are so bad, nothing to compare with his past..about Whitesnake, the history of this name remind to me to David lee Roth and “eat’em and smile”; he gave us a great album just with only his name even if the band was full of aces…So why DC insists to call the band (his band) WHITESNAKE after all these changes year after year? these are grat musicians but the snake never drank their blood….

  36. 36
    Peter says:

    There is so much “anger” agaist the band which we all should respect…. Why?

    DP are doing 80 shows per year, they are making solo projects aside of it and they are called here on fansite as band “not doing anything.”???? That´s very easy – they are enjoying live playing – do you agree with me at least on this basic thing? Why then they should kill their remaining time by recording if they enjoy what they are doing now?! Creativity is still there – in their solo projects made just for fun.

    I think that we as DP fans are very lucky fans! Watch the musical heros around – what are Rolling Stones doing? What are Genesis doing? What are Led Zeppelin doing? What are Black Sabbath doing?

    It almost seems to me, like that you would enjoy them to be on hiatus – like in 89… But hiatus would mean the final end now. We should be happy that they are touring and we have a chance to enjoy them live… Albums? Answer for yourself – would you REALLY enjoy them as they would be without comparing to old stuff what is completely nonsense? Without comments to Steve Morse “still the same” solos, without comments to Ian Gillan´s singing (he´s not singer like in Child In Time era anymore…. wow what a suprise). You can hear albums forever, but time when you will NEVER ever have a chance to buy tickets with legal name Deep Purple is not so far… How many years they have? 3 years? Maybe 4? I remember, that in 2005 after ROTD was released, I said that they will probably end in 2008 – after that – I´m so happy that I had a chance to see them 5x after that timeline. We still should have somewhere in mind, that every show that we are going to can be the last one (I´m thinking in this way since 2006) and should be happy for every other chance.

  37. 37
    Tommy H. says:

    No matter how often you move the same stone up and down, turn it to the left or right, it remains the same stone. Although Deep Purple hasn’t to prove anything to their fans anymore, in the end they have to prove to themselves if new material can be put together as a unit. If the unit just works fine when playing the same old stuff live and isn’t able to bring something new to the table, then so be it. The backside of that thought is: Are they still able to carry on after they found out that they can’t compose new material together (personally and as a band)? Resignation often leads to disinterest which is the deathblow to any creative work. I, for myself, would be very unhappy if the band I’m a member of can’t pull of anything new. Perhaps the fans at the shows make them forget about that. I would rather change the situation than staying and suffering under it. But that’s me. Still I’m looking forward if we’re all wrong (hopefully!) and they deliver another strong record!


  38. 38
    Jeff Summers says:

    They will only begin to sell in volume again if they make a great record. The last 3 have been ordinary, great musically, but ordinary compositions (That’s my opinion and record sales seem to support this) It must be time to change the formulaic/deliberately unformulaic approach. Write some proper songs with completed melody lines before you enter the studio lads. The skin of your teeth approach worked when you had an inspirational writer like Ritchie in the band, he also understood commercialism very well. Steve and Don have rarely written anything of any significance and Ian and Roger need that spark to help them produce something sellable.

    Also. look at working with a top level producer…I know it’s expensive but you will reap the rewards long term :o)

  39. 39
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 34

    I brought it up as well.

    Not as an excuse, on the contrary.
    But I also raised the question if DP were surrounded by clueless people.

    Someone above thinks thats the case.

    I m not that sure.
    It was not a rethorical question on my behalve.

    Roger and Don are known to have a big interest in Internet, computers and so on.

    I thought if THEY cant kick the machine into gear with good ideas for promoting a record maybe someone else in the organisation should wake them up.

    Probably, MY IDEA, its all nonsense.

    It does not have anything to do with lack of backing up or potential through the Net, IMO.
    They just dont have the right ideas for a killer album.

    If an album is really good it will sell anyway, I think.
    And it would keep a healthy momentum going instead of painfully fading away.

    Although I experience good moments in the last 2 albums, I m SURE its not worthy authentic Deep Purple.
    There is not enough exitement.

    Yeah, here and there.

    Setlistwise they could have adopted the approach of mainly Morse songs and still having good ones to play with ease.

    Enough on Purpendicular(Yeah, I know thats long ago.

    Take about 6 to 10 from the ones after that, pick some rare MK 1, play Place In Line!!!!!, try Strange Ways(!!!), be so brave to do one track from S & M(Joe wont mind, he is an adult, give Tracy Owed To G and he ll sleep as a baby, HELL play a GOOD new one!!!!!

    Maybe they have concluded after all this time its no use.
    Probably I m naive.
    They must have calculated how much they can earn when playing oldies for their retirement instead of being adventurous.

    If a new album is really a possibility in thweir hearts and minds…..
    If the potential was and is there I would ….

    -take a good producer instead of that hyped last one.
    – pull together a lot of testosteron from wherever to create ROCK songs instead of …….

    I m afraid its too late.

    I d like to see, I REALLY DO, Gillan find back his voice and be able to sing MOST songs without agonising pain.

    I d like to see them, espescially if his problems continue, replace impossible(Its sad, I know)songs with classics that are possible.

    I m sure he is able to show a lot of superiority if he would have the balls to ditch the classics that now make him look ridicilous.

    Yesterday I read that they are coming near my region with an orchestra.
    On a festival.I m not sure what to expect of that.

    I might skip seeing that gig AND some others.

    Maybe, just maybe, I ll drag myself to BN to find out if he really will tear apart my Long Live Rock And Roll LP cover when asked for an autograph.

    Maybe OTR.
    But thats a bit sour.
    I hoped them to come across with an album.
    At least a live one!!!!

    Tot de volgende keek.

    I Purperodamus

  40. 40
    dave_wallis says:

    Crazy Horst, you’re right. DP is now only a rock n’ roll circus playing goldies and making good money for retirement.

  41. 41
    dave_wallis says:

    Peter, could you elaborate more of the band’s opinion of the production work on ROTD?

  42. 42
    Peter says:

    AFAIK Roger Glover said that he would make a production of ROTD differently – if he would be a producer of course. But he wasn´t so, he accepted what Michael did with last albums. IG was on promotion tour to One Eye To Morroco at that time, but I asked him in online interview at one of Czech news servers about new producer for possible new record of Deep Purple – if he should vote from Michael Bradford or Nick Blagona. His answer was at that time, that he is just 20% of the band and that´s band decision, but his 20% would go to Nick Blagona….

  43. 43
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Luckily enough other people still haver blood in their veins.

    CLASSIC ROCK news :

    Thursday, February 24th 2011 00:00

    Glenn reveals that the album is done

    “In a flurry of Twitter activity yesterday Glenn revealed the following nuggets of information:

    “BCC 2 has now been Mastered in New York City 2day..just spoke to Kevin..he said its the best Album of his career…”

    “BCC 2 70 mins long..a Rock ‘n Roll Rollercoaster”

    “BCC 2..darker than “1”…my darkest lyrics since addiction”

    “I’m filming “That Metal Show” and “The History of Metal” next week for VH1~then gonna have a 2 week vacation B4 BCC 2 press run in Euro/USA”

    Altogether that suggests that the album is well ahead of schedule in terms of a projected June release, and that by the time the band hit the road in the UK in July they will have two albums to play.”

    The levels of energy in my blood are going up, Glenn.
    Thanx for making my day.


  44. 44
    purplepriest1965 says:

    If Life Was Easy *1.03.11*

    Roger Glover’s new solo album is finally slated for June release.
    The CD is titled If Life Was Easy.
    No label details just yet.

    (Another item I found on DPAS news)

  45. 45
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Let the music do the talking then.


  46. 46
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Don’t spare any creativity choosing which song to share… 🙂

    Roger’s album is supposed to have Dan McCafferty and Pete Agnew singing on it. Perhaps the project took a sharp turn in direction, I’m sure not interested in hearing Dan out of his element. It’s about time, I just hope it’s good, the last one will be hard to beat for me.

  47. 47
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 43: Hughes mentioned that they had enough ideas to fill a second record after they finished the first. If everything fits very well that’s how it can work out. Very productive indeed. I’m look forward to BCC 2, I liked the first album a lot! Thanks for posting!

    You can’t compare BCC to the current line-up of Deep Purple, although we all would be very happy to get new records of such quality in a similar amount of time. I understand that it bores Deep Purple to get asked about a new album again and again. But what did they expect the people to be curious about more than five years after the last one. Is it such a surprise that our interest in this group now focuses on their future plans including a new record?! When I listen to that press conference and read interviews of Gillan and Glover of the not too distant past, I receive the impression of assembly-line workers in a factory getting asked about the possibility of new moves, answering something like: “They just happen or not …”. What that sounds like you can imagine yourself …


  48. 48
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I tried to find the best quality soundwise.
    I dont prefer SOTW as an example.

    Maybe by now better sounding tubes are available?
    I thought it useless to give a link to a crappy sounding one.

    |Was curious if they did anything special with the setlist, but nooooooooooooooo..

    I think by giving this link people are able enough to look further between waht is offered.

    I m not that exited but maybe others think otherwise, so……

    Here ya go.

  49. 49
    Larry R. Toering says:

    You know different recordings of the same shows render different outcomes all the more, besides opinions varying. Here is a couple just for the sake of good research.

    Monteray 2-24

    Someone tipped me about this bootlegger’s piracy practices, hey…. you can pay for links to buy it, isn’t that special?

    Guadalajara 2-27

  50. 50
    Larry R. Toering says:

    It sure is nice when you take a quick look around and catch such goodies! I’m sure this will likely get the usual separate topic factor, even though I’m taking my spare time to post it here first. And I can just smell the PP staff’s complaints about some of the material being shared about if it was posted there first, whatever.

    Fukuoka 75 – just popped up!


    Boston 74 film footage clips to dubbed audio, appears to be filmed off a TV screen. There are a few clips for those into the fan quality dispair stuff.


    This has been up a while, for those who missed it, pt.2 in particular is worth looking at.

    Zabrze Poland 93 TV spot.




  51. 51
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Great to see the 1993 stuff.

    Ofcourse some will truly loath me for saying this but…..

    Gillan is hoarse again!!!!

  52. 52
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Some we do know and some we dont knoowwwwwwwwwwww


  53. 53
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Thanks, but we’re looking for a well synched capture of the whole press conference, should clock in around 10 minutes worth. Wth does Ian’s hoarse have to do with anything? Does Coverdale sound great on the mkIV piece? Sheesh, it’s clear you want negatiove feedback with such remarks, almost like serious begging or something. Besides the fact that it’s better to concentrate on the important things, like how few eyes have seen most of this stuff, and how well Ritchie is captured on the 93 piece and the briliant noise being made by him on the mkIV piece. Btw… it’s was, not “is”, or “again” does not apply to the hoarse factor.(if you can sense any humor)

  54. 54
    Roberto says:

    @33 I totally agree…

  55. 55
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Something I missed out on before.
    Maybe you too…..


  56. 56
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Ditto for this one :

    A bit confusing at first because they do not just play SOTW.
    At first I thought it would become a mega quality full gig dvd but soon it appears not so.

    But kinda exiting anyway(IMHO : )

    Here ya go again :


  57. 57
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Great one with Ritchie in cool mode with big hat : )


  58. 58
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Wow Priest, since these are decent pieces of which all of the collectors have the entire shows of, you’re only wasting half our time… since they’re good. Otherwise irrelevant. I wasn’t trying to make any other point than to entertain and premiere a couple of vary recently uncovered rarities, not turn this thread into a mkTurner channel. Thanks again for the old “hats.”

  59. 59
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I just noticed in the 93 takes that it was a off night where as he had also good nights like in Munich.
    Thats all.

    Ritchie in MK 4?
    Must be typo.

    I thought those were really crappy to absorb and did not see it all, maybe I should try again considering what you say.

    I thought it was an extra that bit of Mexican conference I found.
    Sorry if thats not what you are waiting for!
    I m not a delivery boy but if I would have found a more complete one I d have put it on here, ok?!

    Happy monday everyone.


  60. 60
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Some more really crappy moments delivered by YouTube.
    But its a long one, so maybe……
    Someone will appreciate it anyway?


  61. 61
    purplepriest1965 says:

    This one is much better :


  62. 62
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Or this one :


  63. 63
    purplepriest1965 says:

    No, I did not save the best for last. It just happened : )


  64. 64
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Not the last, another one here.
    I d like to call this blasphemy.
    Well, they did not put Live In Japan on…..: (


  65. 65
    NWO says:

    Nothing to do with this post except that Deep Purple were in North America. AND… They are coming to CANADA!! I just got my tickets for DEEP PURPLE & SYMPHONY!! Awesome! June 3rd, 2011!!
    Be There!

  66. 66
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Turner channel?

    You are now really overreacting again.

    I count 1 Turner period YT, not many.
    I uploaded several Morse era, incl the play back from 2007(I missed out on it before)so very thread related IMHO.

    If the offerings are stale maybe Svante can tell me?

  67. 67
    Larry R. Toering says:

    @typo, -more like a joke, as long as you’re paying attention.

    You’re much more entitaining than your so called entertainment.

    Talk about overreacting, is this the only address in your browser? lol!

  68. 68
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Now that was a typo! Have you any Dutch jokes today, I’m all out? (when the Dutch are funny they’re really funny, some don’t even have to try) Hey watch it now, I’m 3 quarters. lol!

  69. 69
    Larry R. Toering says:

    @NWO says: #65
    Nothing to do with this post except that Deep Purple were in North America. AND… They are coming to CANADA!! I just got my tickets for DEEP PURPLE & SYMPHONY!! Awesome! June 3rd, 2011!!
    Be There!

    March 8th, 2011 at 19:44

    No date here at THS even for non confirmation, yet you say you purchased a ticket, well where in Canada, and where else up there are they playing? URGENT!

  70. 70
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Yep, same old again but its not my fault.

    I missed out on it before, maybe others as well.

    ” You ve got it” is already installed here , the sunglasses were still to come. : (

  71. 71
    purplepriest1965 says:

    No, not spamming,!!!!


    Wouldnt it be grand(…)to see those Gillanesque reflections appearing into new lyrics on a HARDROCK album again?



  72. 72
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Nevermind, helped myself to this… http://www.songkick.com/artists/99952-deep-purple

    Hardly anything to get worked up over, but the good news in there is a whole month to fill in yet for June, so hopefully they make it to B.C. -as good as any place to see them. THS, looks like they’re in fact selling but you don’t even have a penciled in date.

  73. 73
    james jay says:

    #33 correct. all the super bands play the same-same every album -except DP. Even super bands who depart to make their own individual music sound the same as their original band—except DP members who depart from anything sounding like DP. Kudos to DP for that.

  74. 74
    purplepriest1965 says:

    “@typo, -more like a joke, as long as you’re paying attention.”

    Actually, I did.
    Was I pissing on your parade? : )

  75. 75
    NWO says:


    Yes hopefully they will travel a bit in June. If you make it to Toronto for June here is another link for tickets.
    Since this is a Casino the concert date is pretty solid. Great Venue with amazing acoustics – Seats about 5000. Happen to know a high roller who got me some tickets early :). Even KISS sounded great there!!


  76. 76
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hey Tracy

    Do you think they got inspired again in Mexico, like in 1994?

    Well, at least I got inspired : )

  77. 77
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Priest, what ‘parade’ do you speak of? You really are in your own little extremely depressed world, it’s nobody’s fault but yours, but you do like to think this is your stomping ground, pathetic, really it is. I feel sorry for the fact that you just can’t handle positive mental attitudes. Good thing you can always check youreelf in or get a book on the jubject and see yourself for once in the process, as long as you’re interested in healing. Gotta luv ya still, simply because it’s funny for the man you are.

  78. 78
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Don’t losew yourselfg searchingh for the typolp

  79. 79
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 77

    Its clear you think you know me.

  80. 80
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 58 aka ” the decent collector”.

    I dont think everyone on here has invested like you and some others.
    So sometimes YouTubes come in handy.
    I see them also as good teasers.

    It might tempt me now and then to search for a dealer in these goodies.

    But due to several other properties I try to re-programme myself everytime I am temted to buy a lot, hehehe.

    Good for you that you are swimming in all that material.

  81. 81
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Priorities, that is.

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    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:


    I think they got inspired when your Hero left….Before Mexico. When Satriani stepped in after your Man in Tight’s tampon string began to show. You know, when he got his period and had to run to the ladies room, never to play Hard Rock again?

    Then they Really got inspired when they found Steve Morse as a Permanent member. They produced an amazing Deep Purple Album called Purpendicular and have been Round the World, over and over ever since. Arguably among Musical Taste, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Blackless Era immensely. Only complaint is the LP output, but the one’s they have produced are Gems as far as I’m concerned. Wish there were more. Looking forward to the New one.


  83. 83
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    The Minstrel started his pre-Menstrual Cycle and had to leave, in search of the mandolin and lute to sooth his cramps……

    The Strat represented Balls and he obviously had his snipped……so he strapped on his tights and pointy hat and sooths his self with elevator music. Luckily for me, I sometimes enjoy elevator music and I am still a fan…..


  84. 84
    purplepriest1965 says:

    And what about that harlot, Tracy? : )

  85. 85
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    The Harlot is fitting for BN, but should refrain from those efforts toward covering Purple Tunes….

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