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Bob Ezrin on KLOS

Bob Ezrin was interviewed by Los Angeles radio KLOS, with a good half of the conversation revolving around Deep Purple and Now what?!. Ah, and he also tells an anecdote how way back then he turned down an offer to produce none other but Made in Japan:

23 Comments to “Bob Ezrin on KLOS”:

  1. 1
    stoffer says:

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Bob Ezrin and DP………What you wanted for the new album is what most everyone wanted, it turned out GREAT. btw – couple of other notes, Watch Out for the ‘babe of the day’ on the KLOS website if you don’t like the sex on the Vincent Price video don’t scroll the KLOS website..(ha ha) & I did hear Hell To Pay on a small independent station 🙂 cheers

  2. 2
    al says:

    Great interview,keep pushing Bob them for another album,rather soon than late.like good ole
    times when they recorded 2 albums in a year!

  3. 3
    Jimmy Plant says:

    Finally made their Sgt. Pepper!!

    Thank you Bob.

  4. 4
    MacGregor says:

    A good interview with Ezrin, interesting to hear the Floyd comments also. But I don’t agree with the turn it out, people want to eat it, they don’t want to wait comments. That is one of the problems in this world today, impatience, people not interested in quality only quantity & then throw it away, wanting what is served up next!
    Make people wait, then there is more chance it will be class, not a regurgitated one hit wonder, get them in & get them out scenario!
    The quicker something is done, the less chance it will be good! Especially in today’s shallow world. Back in the glory days, artists were able to turn out album after album, song after song in a short time because everything was new, they were on a roll, the equipment being used was new & exciting, everything seemed to have had no boundaries, it seemed infinite in a way! These days after so many songs & albums, it will certainly be a ‘now what’ situation if they attempt that? I am not only talking about Deep Purple here, it relates to a lot of things in today’s society. Back to Purple though, 8 years was a good wait & it worked! Cheers!

  5. 5
    Another Martin says:

    Hey al, don’t stress these guys, my ears can go on listening to this new album for months, so amen to a new record, but all in good time, I need these musicians to last and to beat Rolling Stones in longevity. On to Montreux 2013!

  6. 6
    Jim Irons says:

    Great interview . From Purple fans everywhere, thanks Bob. I was at the Toronto gig the inspired this collabitation.

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    In the interview a chunk of Body Line, still keeps me tapping on my chair, but apart from the several interviews we dont see many youtubes of the new album.
    They must really be hard at work to prevent that.

    Funnily enough THIS slips through. : )


  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:


    This is funny as well.

    The guitarsound I like more than the one on the album : ) It is a Strat?

  9. 9
    Tommy H. says:

    It’s interesting to hear that “Uncommon Man” was inspired by “The Well Dressed Guitar”.

    @ 4: I share your opinion. Music is art and no fast food. Quality needs time. The business just wants to milk its cows. Longevity is the problem of the artist.

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    al says:

    @4 Mc Gregor I totally agree with you,he is totally the business guy in that segment,that is the problem with our music business,it is all about the flash and spending millions on videos,with no substance at all,and God Forbid is you listen their albums….
    @5 just cannot get enough of good stuff man, lol but I can live with the new record for a while! After The Rapture …..which was kind of let down in terms of production and sound,even though I really tried to like it,and I still like a couple of songs,we kind of gave up on the fact that a producer will capture their “live” feel,spontaneity,and put the Deep in Purple again!.They will do whatever they feel like doing anyway.it is not easy to cut a record,considering the fact,they like to tour and play concerts.Stones have sold out long time in bad way,but that it is my humble opinion.

  11. 11
    Michele says:

    I don’t like last album…. No song enters my head … No simplicity no immediateness..they are super musicians …
    Many songs remind another (you fool , stormbringer).
    Is it enough?

  12. 12
    al says:

    @11 no it is not enough ! no arguments,no sentences,just so called comparisons,You fool ? Stormbringer ? what are ya talking about ? first of all,that belongs to a different line up,second Thank God you re the only one who doesn’t like the album!

  13. 13
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 12: However the album doesn’t appeal to everyone. Actually I think that it polarizes to a certain extent. To me “Now What?!” is their best studio album since Purpendicular but it didn’t have the same impact on me as “Perfect Strangers” or anything before the reunion. The reason is quite simple: The songwriting was way stronger back then. In addition this “raw and snotty rock ‘n roll thing” Mark II had is completely missing with the current line-up. But everybody is entitled to his or her opinion.

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    al says:

    @13 totally get your point,my feeling are the same,but I guess a reasoning for non liking the album is fair.We can compare this one with their latest albums,Rapture….Bananas,Abandon,Purpendicular.I still think Purpendicular is the best album,and I’m not going to compare this album which itself is a quality one with Perfect Strangers.that belongs to different line up with Ritchie and of course Jon.You are right about the “Raw and snotty rock n roll ” I don’t see it either.I guess fans will always be split in camps about times and albums and periods.I,myself I am open to every period if the music has some quality in it.

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    Tommy H. says:

    @ 14: I was really looking forward to Now What?!. I don’t know how often I got goosebumps when I listenend to my favourite track “Uncommon Man”, although I could hear Ronnie Dio sing “Kill the king” in my head every time Ian sings “It’s good to be king”. I still don’t really like the lyrics on this one but everything else is fantastic – especially the riff and middle section. I can’t wait for the live version to be recorded. It’ll blow everybody’s socks off if they did that one with orchestra.

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    al says:

    @15 it is funny,that is the song I didn’t care much in the beginning,it looked to pompous to me,way too progressive,opera,but you know what,it grew a lot recently and know I love it!funny thing with the music he ? I don’t see them touring North America anytime soon though and I cannot wait !

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    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Finally took a listen to the interview and 2 things stood out. Mainly is his desire to jump right back in the studio with Purple and do some more recordings. He is basically begging them to do it. Man, if that doesn’t motivate the band nothing will. Second is at the end of the interview where he states how well it is doing overseas, but how it isn’t even known here in the states and how he is begging us fans to get the word out. Well, I agree with that but, they took the bull by the horns and picked a top notch producer which has produced one of their best albums to date. Isn’t it time they do the same with their promoter?!


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    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Oh, and a third Biggie that I heard. He stated that they could play the whole album LIVE due to the fact that it was basically wrote and recorded it LIVE. He even says, and I quote: “if you go see them NOW, you will hear this record just the way it sounds”. Man wouldn’t that be awesome if they would do just that? 11 New songs. Throw in 4 or 5 of the usual classics needed to please the Hit chasers and sprinkle in 4 or 5 more from MK7/8 albums. BAMM!! ?urfect?


  19. 19
    Ted The Mechanic says:


    A good idea no doubt. I thought when they did Machine Head in its entirety, it worked great.

    If they don’t play the US, I’m going to have to fly somewhere in the hemisphere….


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    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Yes TTM @19:

    I saw that tour and it did work. Of course that album contains songs the constantly play anyway. Promoting this amazing album in its entirety would be ballsy and ‘dangerous’ as Roger has described Purple to be many times. It would be the perfect mix. They have played 21 songs live before. I’d like them to mix it up though. Instead of doing the whole album at once. A couple from ‘?!’, then 1 from classic era and I from past MK7/8. Then a couple from ‘?!’ and repeat format. They could change up the 10 tracks throughout the tour, while leaving all the ‘?!’ songs in tact. This is what they should have been doing all along with each new album. It would have kept them on the ‘current map’ instead of fading into ‘classic rock oblivion’.


  21. 21
    al says:

    @20 as much as we want to have another album,it won’t happen anytime soon,if ever ! The band doesn’t work that way,this line-up.Touring is one of them,they don’t write,unless they have some time off ,it is a wishful thinking and age and business side is another thing as well.But you are right about mixing up the current album with the old classic! No tour in The States or Canada,I’m afraid I have to fly in Europe and see them!

  22. 22
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    al @ 21,

    I would have agreed with you about this until hearing all of Now What and reading and listening to their interviews. They are having a lot of ‘Exposure Fun’ right now due to this release and Ezrin is very happy to push them back into the studio. I have been stating to my wife for the last 10 years that they were close to being done and the last 2 albums each I though was their last each time. But, here we are Now with a fantastic album and a World Tour to follow…… I was wrong, and gladly so. I have a feeling they will actually jump back in and follow this up with another one…. I hope I’m not wrong about that….


  23. 23
    al says:

    @22 I hope I’m wrong and you re right dude! lol I’m still going back to the same friggin topic about the band being promoted in The States.I mean,the album is doing great in Europe and the world and I want to see some promotion in the States,and more appearances,on TV and whatnot!
    I don’t know how it works,maybe an American promoter or else.Look at the Black Sabbath cult status,and Deep Purple is right up there, I know it is more complex to compare the 2 bands with each other,but I want to see more of the band in North America.It is a damn shame! I know the image of the band is not “cool enough” or fashion enough but damn !

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