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One for the road

Perfect Strangers Live is out today and the record company offers another clip.

Knocking at Your Back Door:

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

15 Comments to “One for the road”:

  1. 1
    Gordon says:

    If anyone complains about Blackmore on this one then I’ll be convinced I was transported to the Twilight Zone!! 🙂

    Great early (the first show was just 2 weeks before this one, I think) version of this classic. Everyone sounds good on it and the quality is great given the period. This looks like a must buy, looks like it will be one of the very best Deep Purple DVD’s out there, top 5 for sure.

  2. 2
    Anthony says:

    Now this is tasty and one hell of a riff from Ritchie! Probably the best song from the 3 songs we have been given

  3. 3
    Mariano Aledda says:

    Ottima per fare footing. La mia preferita.

  4. 4
    ErikL says:

    I remember getting into the telephone queue for Svala&Söderlund in Stockholm in 1985.

    The pay phone in our student corridor rang and I was put through. “Sorry, but the Friday concert is sold out. But there is an extra concert on Saturday. But it is sold out. But there is another extra concert on Sunday. Would you like tickets for that one?”

    Brilliant concert, and I got the bootleg!

  5. 5
    rik_uk says:

    Just putting mine in the player :~)
    Saw them live on Saturday, now this DVD.
    Good times!

  6. 6
    HardRockPete says:

    This is by far the best liveversion I’ve ever heard of this song!!! Beyound “great”, beyound “amazing”!!

  7. 7
    metaljim says:

    This has got to be one of the worst Blackmore performances ever caught on video. I sure hope the rest of the show is more focused. I knew we were in trouble when he broke out the slide. Just like Kill The King on the Munich 1977 show, he slops his way through the solo here. In the 70’s, his improvisations were almost always on the money. Post-reunion was another story altogether. I don’t know where his head was on this night, but I know it wasn’t on his fretboard…

    Great looking though, with surprisingly sharp images and great color.

  8. 8
    Ivica says:

    Excellent sound, superb instrumental headline, Ritchie
    “The Guitar Man”,Gillan in top form
    Best live version of “Knocking at Your Back Door”

  9. 9
    LRT says:

    Now no one seems to be complaining.

  10. 10
    metaljim says:

    Well Larry, everyone has their own sense of what they like and what they don’t. Taste isn’t something that is right or wrong, it’s an individual thing. Personally I think Ritchie’s guitar work on this track is embarrassingly bad, but others seem to like it so good for them. I’ll admit that the versions of KAYBD on Nobody’s Perfect and Stuttgart ’93 have spoiled me, they’re the quintessential live versions. On this one RB seems to just throw out runs, regardless of melody (or occasionally key). For those that like it though that’s great.

  11. 11
    Wiz says:

    Oh dear. Ritchie in his crap slide player mode. It was a blight on all three of the concerts on this tour that I saw. I may even have seen this concert, except there is no definite statement about which concert this is.

    At least he looks like he is there. On at least one of the concerts it was as if he phoned his “perfomance” in

  12. 12
    Micke says:

    Hell yes!!

  13. 13
    Louis says:


  14. 14
    Louis says:

    You have made a point and one that I often make. Music appreciation is so subjective that it is hard to discuss. I thought this vid was great. That’s why they make chocolate and vanilla!

  15. 15
    Anthony says:

    Poor Ritchie can do no good from wrong it seems. Its folk’s opinions whether his slide technique is good or not on the song. You should listen to the guy play in his more sombre band..My opinion: the best I have heard him play for a long long long time and not just with a loud Marshall stack!!

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