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A match made in heaven and we’re going to do it again!

Roger Glover, Quebec City, June 4, 2011; Photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Roger Glover spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock on the occasion of upcoming North American tour. As usual with Roger’s interviews, it’s rather off the cuff and thus very interesting. He also once again confirmed that the band is working on a follow up to Now what?!, and it will be produced by Bob Ezrin.

Bob Ezrin has a diverse track record of projects and success that really speaks for itself. What did you like about Bob, as far as what he brought to the table for Deep Purple?

He was very decisive. There’s no leader of this band, so decisions can be a bit fraught sometimes. One person thinks this way, and another person thinks that. Bob was very good about picking out what the best idea was and sticking to it, and in the process not hurting feelings. Yeah, a few feelings got hurt. I remember going into the studio with a song that Ian Gillan and I had written called ‘Weirdistan’ and when we did the vocal session, I started with Ian and picked up an acoustic and we were going over what the song was going to be, and I heard from the back of the studio, Bob, who was hidden behind his computer doing something, said, “I’m not liking this!”

You need someone that you trust to be able to tell you the bad news. Because the tendency is that you want to protect yourself, you know, “But we wrote it — it’s us and we believe in it!” and he goes, “Nope, it doesn’t sound very good!” So, that was a great learning experience and it cut the time down a lot. Especially if you have a couple of days arguing about a song and not getting it right, he was very quick and decisive and you know, he’s a songwriter, so he knows his music. He came up with some very, very helpful suggestions. It was a match made in heaven and we’re going to do it again!

You mentioned working on another album and working again with Bob Ezrin. What can you tell us about that?

We had a writing session six weeks ago. We took a week in Portugal and funny enough, Iron Maiden’s bass player, Steve Harris, is building a studio there. It’s not quite finished, but he let us use the room, because the room was good. So we had about a week there and we’ve got about a dozen rough ideas down.

So from here on out, there will probably be another writing session later this year and maybe we’ll even start recording towards the end of the year — or certainly in the new year. But yeah, we’ve kept in touch with Bob. Bob has actually become a very good friend. He really enjoyed making the record with us, so it’s a no-brainer really that we’re going to do it again. I think that will probably be out sometime next year.

Go read more at the Ultimate Classic Rock.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.



41 Comments to “A match made in heaven and we’re going to do it again!”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:

    ” You need someone that you trust to be able to tell you the bad news. Because the tendency is that you want to protect yourself, you know, “But we wrote it — it’s us and we believe in it!” and he goes, “Nope, it doesn’t sound very good!” So, that was a great learning experience and it cut the time down a lot. Especially if you have a couple of days arguing about a song and not getting it right, he was very quick and decisive and you know, he’s a songwriter, so he knows his music. He came up with some very, very helpful suggestions. It was a match made in heaven and we’re going to do it again!”

    Did they not have that when Blackmore was still around?
    They were always yapping, moaning, crying when Blackers said some of their stuff sucked.

  2. 2
    Nick Kyrgios says:

    New album baby!

  3. 3
    Eric Anderson says:

    Now What will be tough to top

  4. 4
    roger glover says:

    I didn’t realise you were there.

  5. 5
    al says:

    @ 1
    no offense Priest,but why you have to be so nitpicking on everything that the band says?! So what if they had that before? The problem is that they never had a good producer in the 80’s and 90’s ! you think if Ezrin would have been involved with The Rapture …and Bananas,you think those albums would have sounded like that ? I don’t think so ! That’s why you need a world class producer and musician to get the result of NW.

  6. 6
    Leonr2z says:

    Yeah, but Blackmore was part of the band and therefore part of the problem. Some of his stuff sucked too (occasionally)!

    Needs someone who the band trusts, but is independent so I see Roger’s point of view.

  7. 7
    Leonr2z says:

    And on top of that the Banjo player took a hike!

  8. 8
    Rob says:

    Doing a new album with Bob soon is PERFECT!!! Keep doing this.

  9. 9
    Michaela Jansson says:

    Yeah,hope it,s. Gonna be done again.

  10. 10
    stoffer says:

    @1 ha ha…don’t you ever give up?!

  11. 11
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Wasn’t it Ritchie who threw the toys out of the pram (and himself out of the band), when the others were vocal about not liking Black Sheep of the Family for Stormbringer? I’ve never heard him welcome anybody’s criticism except his own. I’ve also never heard of Ritchie giving “helpful suggestions”, a song is either his or he has no interest at all. Remember who was adamant to give up the joint writing credits principle when MK 2 morphed into MK 3.

    Blackmore is one of the best lead guitarists on earth and has written enough great riffs that no amount of lame drivel that all too often populates his renaissance outfit’s output will ever negate (or his decisive role within Purple), but let’s not rewrite history along the lines of “the others forced him out of the band”. He did not care for DP anymore and he is blind to the fact that DP – whether MK 1, 2, 3 or 5 – was THE PERFECT FOIL for him. Even the best Rainbow line ups sounded pedestrian compared to the backing might of DP (Paice, Lord and whichever bassist).

    I’d love to see DP do another one with BE. Compared to Now What?!, a lot of the Morse era recordings sound like demos. Not because they were so horrendously bad (like most DP productions, they were okay’ish), but because the Ezrin production is world class. History might have been different for them, had they worked with Ezrin already in the seventies or eighties.

    Uwe

  12. 12
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    @1

    The main difference here is that there hasn’t been enough time in this relationship to build upon the animosity that and resentment as happened with TMIB. Plus, Ezrin is a hired gun to do exactly what he did. He isn’t a fellow band member trying to railroad the rest of the band around his desires. He is the conductor helping direct the whole band as one toward a common direction and outcome thereby making for a much more enjoyable and rewarding experience. I’m pretty sure Ezrin’s attitude towards what he didn’t approve of didn’t come across like a spoiled little child when he addressed the band. That’s why he is in and TMIB is out…..

    Of course as usual, the only thing you picked out of this whole interview is some twisted remark that you can manipulate to negatively point your middle finger at this line-up and bring in the same old dead subject of the guy who left 21 years ago. They have been writing and playing music without him for 21 years bro. Get the F..k over it.

    As for me, I am ecstatic about this news regarding another album and if it is half as good as ‘Now What’, it beats any album from BN. You can’t deny that unless of course you have both of your middle fingers in both your ears while listening and are just in denial….Hmmm, kinda reminds me of Gillan’s lyrics from the song ‘Strangeways’……

    “The Alien has landed with his fingers in his ear,
    can’t hear a word I’m sayin’,
    maybe that ain’t such a bad idea”…..

    He’s probably referring to Blackmore entering the studio.

    In this case here at THS, you are that Alien with strange ways indeed.

    There is another song (title escapes me) whereby Gillan sings something to the effect of…. “You see me talkin’ but you don’t hear what I say” (any clues?). Get the drift?

    Ch-BeerZ

  13. 13
    Lajos says:

    @1

    “Did they not have that when Blackmore was still around?
    They were always yapping, moaning, crying when Blackers said some of their stuff sucked.”

    I couldn´t agree more to this lines

    Cheers and have a nice summer !

  14. 14
    Joe says:

    If that was the ONLY issue with Blackmore he would still be in the band. no need to re-hash it all again,it just
    did’nt work anymore with Ritchie. it was like a marriage that ran its course, everyone has moved on !

  15. 15
    MrPtheDPfan says:

    Thought it was a great read of what they’ve been up to .Too bad the “Now What ? ” disc didn’t fly well in the U. S. I do a once a week radio show here in CA. and have been playing at least one track from it every week during my two hour stint . Very excited to have a ticket for the AUG. 13 show in Saratoga . And Davey Pattison ( from Gamma and Robin Trower) is going to pretty much be doing his first big show with his new band as the opener . Still some good seats last I checked .Search The Mountain Winery in Saratoga , Ca. if you want to go . I’m a little stewed , as it looks like they have cut a good deal of my favorites .I.E. “HS , No One Came , Speed King .Would love to hear them do “Body Line” from the new one . And godammit , NO “TED” ? pisses me off .But I guess you get what you get .Still a great time . Cheers .

  16. 16
    LRT says:

    @Purplepriest, you probably just suck yourself and clearly know it by way of mind melting around here, and can’t handle a focused product like this and Purpendicular9tho you may have progressed about some of it) because they simply don’t include your demigod, period, after likely paying for that one, then ripped the rest off from the net(to your own admissions here). Now, I’m fine with Blackmore’s frustrations and how new blood often inspired him, I get that, but it has NOTHING to do with being part of a band, and DP he had to play a role in unlike Rainbow, so get a life and keep them separated, this isn’t bloody Rainbow. This only goes to show that he is only good at one thing in life and cannot work with others because he is a pompous introvert, and wouldn’t know how to team play even if he were forced. You know NW?! is a world class product, but then that obviously fuels your fire. I do know what would satisfy you tho, and that is an album a week for you to thief, and then rank upon. The usual rubbish. I say you’re lucky to hide behind this place to dwell, because I’m rather positive you can’t actually fight your way out of a paper bag. You just get off on being a wind-up artist. Eat it!

    My two cents: Purple haven’t made an album that has lasted much more than six months in rotation with me since Purpendicular, and here they are still riding high with NW in my house and cars. It hasn’t aged a day, and that is not only because of the band, but YOU SHOULD KNOW WHO!

    @MrP. Interesting, if you’re in radio you should know that an album goes where tour dates go, and cannot be pumped elsewhere to save it’s life, especially in this country. Being that I actually release and distribute records, this is a fact of the matter… no dates, no markets to put them in the stores of and push them because no sign of them coming thru, @modern physical merchandising 101. Besides, Black Sabbath got all the glory with their coinciding release by self promoting(notice how they only got two national Billboard number ones, and Purple got four, and who cares where?!, they also outclassed Rubin by miles, and were ready to compete with the likes of the more Sabbath than Sabbath riffing in “Out Of Hand.” Now that the US tour is finally approaching, they will just plug the tunes live and show this idiotic market where the music really is. Expect their A-game in Saratgoa and be proven that it’s not what they play but how they play it, GUARANTEED. They’re gonna kick your ass! And btw, HUGE fan of Pattison, kudos for the mention and your obvious undying support for Purple, as well. Cheers

    Last word: I got into it with a smarty pants over when this album will actually get recorded, had to agree it will likely be after the South American dates that Airey talked about recently. However, they should just be economical about it, and book it as the US tour winds down, and save a return trip. They would go in pumped from these gigs and let Ezrin put the Purple sauce on it again, rather than trying to write songs that come out the same anyway(@this is no pop band, so why act like one).

    @Tracy, we need to talk.

  17. 17
    MacGregor says:

    What I wonder at times is, why some people when talking about Deep Purple’s history, they ‘compare’ certain aspects of it to Blackmore’s Night? They are two entirely separate entities, it is 100% irrelevant, period! Or any other past member of Purple also, why?

    Uwe Hornung@ 11- certain sections of your comment, does make me wonder if you were present back in Purple’s time with RB?
    “I’ve never heard him welcome anybody’s criticism except his own. I’ve also never heard of Ritchie giving “helpful suggestions”, a song is either his or he has no interest at all”.
    I doubt very much that as a functioning rock band, jamming & talking music etc, that certain ideas were not thrown about the place by different members at different times. That is a common practice with many artists, that is one common way as to how songs & instrumentals are created!
    As to the writing credits, many artists back then in particular jointly credited all members. Black Sabbath did it also. But who can tell if all the members contributed to all the songs at all times? There is nothing wrong with the actual writers getting all due credit, if other musicians didn’t partake in that process, some feel they don’t need to be mentioned as a co writer!
    “He did not care for DP anymore and he is blind to the fact that DP – whether MK 1, 2, 3 or 5 – was THE PERFECT FOIL for him. Even the best Rainbow line ups sounded pedestrian compared to the backing might of DP (Paice, Lord and whichever bassist).
    The perfect foil for him, please!!!!!! In regards to Rainbow, a personal opinion & as we know, we are all entitled to our own opinion. Mine is that the ‘classic’ Rainbow lineup was an entirely different beast, in some ways a ‘perfect’ evolution from Purple & in some ways, more advanced & more powerful to boot! Cheers.

  18. 18
    henrik says:

    It’s about time they threw Steve Morse out of the band and let Blackmore in.

  19. 19
    Geno says:

    I read many reviews and most are right, but I want to give my opinion on Blackmore. For me definitely the best guitarist and all time, the most complete, Composing the music of a brutal level of jugglers is now sounding guitarists out there, playing for the song and the group. besides being a sublime composer. but has one major flaw, which when achieved the sublime, already bored, no longer motivates you, want to change, for me it certainly is his great fault, managed to reach the maximum, to which no one could get so far with the Mark II , but had to destroy it, then with the mark III arrives at a high level but also gets tired and leaves. Rainbow exactly the same, with the turn in 84 and DP returns with his character to undo the magic, and so all his musical life. You may be cnsado do Rock, do not know, but what you do now is not to be the priority, that would have to be for rest of the group, alone do those things, but not take 18 years doing that a musician of that magnitude. my opinion, is much Blackmore Blackmore, leaving us is all brutal.Pero miss him. thank you

  20. 20
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    I cannot wait for this! I’ll tell my wife we’re going to have to delay having a baby so I can listen to it in peace.

    Now What?! is a nearly perfect Purple album, I think. The only two small nitpicks for me are the choir on HTP and perhaps the lyrics on Body Line.

    In the meantime, on a completely unrelated note(s), this!

    http://youtu.be/oOdxNy6m-A4

  21. 21
    Peter says:

    1:
    But Blackmore´s taste obviously isnt good scale of quality…. Just one example says it all: he vetoed You Keep On Movin´…. and then DP with him created Slaves&Masters. I would ask if any “insider” in the band (= any band member) is really objective about stuff brought by other members and stuff brought by himself. 😉 I seriously doubt about that, as this “ego issue” influences many bands – and Deep Purple have not been exception – and as I remember Don´s words from one interview about exchanges of opinions between him and Steve – they are not exception even today….

  22. 22
    Chris Stobart says:

    At least they won’t be leaving it eight years this time.

  23. 23
    stoffer says:

    @18…….. how’s the air up there?!

  24. 24
    al says:

    @ Henrik 18 lol

    So I reached over and said, “Hello
    There’s some planet you’d care to go?”
    And she said, “Venus on the rocks !

  25. 25
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    @18 henrik, I was always brought up being told not to call anyone names in a negative way. And so, I can’t formally call you a moron.

    :>
    Peace,
    Ted

  26. 26
    MacGregor says:

    I would presume henrik @ 18 was joking guys. LRT @ 16 didn’t sound like he was joking! Some way out ‘comments’ in that posting! Cheers.

  27. 27
    Scott W. says:

    The fact that we are all so passionate about different versions of DP and the offshoot bands is what makes everyone unique. I have an issue with some posters who attack another for having a differing opinion. Jeez, you would think a poster had called another’s mother a whore or something! People, there is a ‘preview’ box to click on below and it is so poster’s can read their comment before hitting ‘post’, thereby maybe reconsidering a rude cofrontational response. (can’t we all just get along?!?) I have been attacked here before and find myself having to reply, but not going so far as to suggest that an ass kicking is in order. Hell, I’ll probably get attacked for posting this! BTW, what is that group of people with torches and pitchforks doing outside your house P Priest?!?

  28. 28
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I always felt Purpendicular had a good producer.
    It was Roger as far as I can remember.

    Apperantly I cant single out one certain quote from the interview but everyone else must get his way by making comparisons with BN!
    Clearly quite absurd is knowing that Tracy, for example,can be very passioante about BN in other threads, so consistency is already out of the window.

    MK 2 will always be my favourite, I agree with the compliment on the backing, but that backing is gone for many years now.

    And drawing comparisons with Rainbow, which i did not make, are weird because espescially the MK 2 and 3 were out of this world.
    Jon Lord remarked that it is a very stupid thing to say that Rainbow sucked compaired to DP.

    Waiting in the row for a RUSH show in Rotterdam in 2006 I got into some kinda verbal fight with a woman who was once my date.

    She turned out to be an avid Steve Morse fan.
    One of the main reasons it could never have worked between us, hahaha

    So all those years that went since I assumed she did see a lot of those DP shows with Morse.

    A few days ago I saw Kansas in Tilburg, which was a very good show, just a bit too short. Espescially becausae I heard Steve Walsh will be retiring after this and this unfortunately was my first time I saw them.

    I saw her again frontrow. 🙂

    Got into a talk and soon I found out she NEVER saw Steve Morse with DP at all!!!

    I said : WTF?! WHY?!
    All those times they did gig up here since Steve Joined are countless by now.

    She said: I only like him for his work outside DP. For DP he really is not the right choice.

    And that was said to a man that gave the plainman a big chance, saw about 10 shows with him, eventually.

    I dont attend DP shows any more since 2006.

    I just can bear seeing Ian Gillan like a crippeled horse.
    Glover is fine.
    Paicey has lost a lot of his stamina, which is not meant as an insult, it is what it is.

    Don and Steve, they just does not touch my heart and soul like Blackers and Lordy did.

    I tried to appreciate studio efforts, and i agree that the last album was ok and sometimes I like Bananas. But on the whole, it just doesnt click for me.

    I rarely can follow bands that change too much of their personnel.
    let alone that one of the major focuspoints is an Granddad now.
    He is old, he cant help that.
    Although, I do blame him for living so carelessly and thus detroying his God given unique voice of way back.

    On the other hand, there ARE examples of older vocalist that still cut the mustard.

    Steve Walsh is going to retire but he still sounds amazing.

    IT IS POSSIBLE!!!!

    It is saddening sometimes, but I d have trouble crossing the street to attend a show.

    Certain persons that try to attack me on a personal level……….
    well goodluck to you, Mister Snake!
    Who knows your contributions over the years will know the acid you once in a while have to confront meeting you on this forum.

    Once in a while you seem to mellow, but the trait always comes back.
    Sad man.

  29. 29
    al says:

    @ 28 at Priest

    was so hard Priest to elaborate yourself man and explain a little bit more! Myself,I have already drawn the angry mob in front of your house and lowered the pitchforks and torches away ! lol
    keep it real bro.Those are valid points,but we still love the band!

    cheers

  30. 30
    Deeperpurps says:

    Scott W @ 27….I agree with you 10000%. Everybody has an opinion, everybody has their own tastes. We all contribute to this forum because of our shared passion for this great band. It’s not necessary to rachet up that passion to the point of becoming insulting. Not necessary to humiliate others with acidic barbed comments.

    It is possible to make a point, albeit a very strong passionate point, in a respectful non-aggressive way. Example, my friend MacGregor who has great passion for this band and others – and his comments are always of a respectful well thought-out tone. Others could learn from his good example.

    Try harder Gents!

  31. 31
    Ratbat says:

    A new album???? FANTASTIC !!!!! That’s awesome guys I can’t wait !!! Thanks for keeping us fans smiling for years 🙂

  32. 32
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Ritchie is Ritchie and Steve is Steve – there is no comparing the two and they don’t want to be compared either. Blackmore is hugely individualistic in his style and more versatile than people regularly give him credit for, with Steve it’s the other way around, yes, he is a musical encyclopedia, but he also has an individual style. Ritchie (like most other guitarists) would have a hard time emulating Steve’s rhythmic riffing on Ted the Mechanic and Steve will never play a solo that sounds as moody and orgiastic (yet controlled, if that makes sense) as Blackmore’s best solo work (let’s give credit where credit is due: Blackmore has the knack of being brilliant even if he dislikes something, his solo on Hold On is ample proof!).

    For the record: I don’t have a preference between the two, they are both a part of Purple history. My favorite DP studio albums are Book of Talisyn, Machine Head, Burn, Come Taste the Band, House of Blue Light, Slaves & Masters, Purpendicular and Now What?! Something for everyone, I’m omnivorous when it comes to Purple.

    No, like most of us, I wasn’t there when Ritchie played the diva in the studio, but unless Roger, the two Ians, Jon and Glenn are all habitual liars his inability to take a step back and work on somebody else’s material if it did not immediately appeal to him seems to be the red thread running through his career (possibly from having to play too many sessions as a young man in Meek days). Ritchie is good at discovering instrumental talent, but not so great in having songwriters beside him. Tony Carey is a good example, he fired him from Rainbow, never realizing the AOR songcraft in the little injun (sorry, Tony!) which – ironically – Blackmore would later seek with outside writers such as Russ Ballard (while Carey was having self-penned AOR hits). Bob Daisley was a pivotal songwriter both with Widowmaker and later with Ozzy, Blackmore used him more or less as a session hand. The list goes on, unless you want to tell me that Glover’s bass or Airey’s keyboard playing on any Rainbow album is as inspired and relaxed as on Morse era Purple recordings.

    And speaking of Rainbow, lieber Herr MacGregor, I’ve seen all Rainbow line ups live and have bootlegs galore, but I always found that band misnamed: It didn’t offer more musical colors than DP, but rather less. You listen to MK 3 play the backing to Mistreated and then listen to the heavy-handed approach of assorted Rainbow rhythm sections – come back Glenn Hughes (and Ian Paice of course), all is forgiven (I’m a bass player myself)!!! But my chief issue with Rainbow is that that band never swung (the debut album maybe excepted, Elf was a fine little swinging band). I’m one of those people in awe of little Ian’s swing feel, while heavy-handed hitters like Powell and Rondinelli never did much for me. I don’t even like Bonham much for exactly the same reason. Being German I’m allowed to say it: Rainbow always sounded a touch too Teutonic to me, Deep Purple whatever they played – even a behemoth riff song like Smoke on the Water (would Cozy P. ever have come up with something as beautifully musical as little Ian’s light-handed hi-hat and snare work on that track and not just thrashed it through?) – NEVER sounded heavy-handed, but Ritchie’s various Rainbow outfits sometimes had the unfortunate habit of “goose-stepping musically”, if you know what I mean. [I told you, as a Kraut I’m allowed to say (and hear!) it. ; – ) ]

    Uwe

  33. 33
    stoffer says:

    priest @ 28 you call Gillan a crippled horse (which he is not) but don’t like personal attacks from other posters?? & and you even “judge” him for living carelessly (has he? who hasn’t really) just admit it without your Blackers you have NO use for Deep Purple…

  34. 34
    MacGregor says:

    Deeperpurps @ 30 – cheers for that, I try to keep it as ‘diplomatic’ as I can. I do have a little shame as to ranting a year or two ago in response to a Tracy comment or two. I did apologise for my comment to both Tracy & the moderator, as I knew I had said some things out of line! I am not like that usually, I learnt as a youngster, don’t shoot from the hip, so to speak! We are all Purple aficionados & passionate at times, but it is opinions, what we like or dislike etc. It’s all good. Cheers.

  35. 35
    MacGregor says:

    Uwe @ 32- You begin your comments by saying there is no comparison, yet you then compare Blackmore & Morse? Seriously though, you say…….
    “No, like most of us, I wasn’t there when Ritchie played the diva in the studio, but unless Roger, the two Ians, Jon and Glenn are all habitual liars his inability to take a step back and work on somebody else’s material if it did not immediately appeal to him seems to be the red thread running through his career (possibly from having to play too many sessions as a young man in Meek days). Ritchie is good at discovering instrumental talent, but not so great in having songwriters beside him”.
    Of course he can work with other songwriters beside him. I wonder who contributed to the songwriting then, the main songwriters in MK2 appear to be Blackmore, Gillan & Glover then in MK3 Blackmore & Coverdale. In Rainbow, Blackmore & Dio then Blackmore, Glover & sometimes Turner. In regards to not ‘playing’ on other peoples ideas, songs etc, with ‘When A Blind Man Cries’ which he didn’t like apparently, he still plays wonderful subtle melodic guitar on that song. If he loathed other peoples material, I would imagine he wouldn’t play on it period, or deliberately play some crap on it perhaps! I am not saying he didn’t throw out other peoples ideas, but there would have times perhaps, that may have been warranted, many musicians don’t want anything to do with other peoples ideas at certain times, especially if they are not up to the standard that they are pushing for!
    The same could said for a few songs on Stormbringer, one which you mentioned, he didn’t have anything to do with writing them allegedly, but he still plays cracking solo’s on the songs & pushes the song along! Bob Daisley came into Rainbow at a late stage, more than likely after the songs were written for the LLR&R album I would imagine! As for Cozy Powell trashing Smoke???? You would be aware of Powell’s discography no doubt, he has played with so many great musicians & a fair bit of the ‘classical’ sort of rock also! ELPowell, Jon Lord etc! I wouldn’t put Rondinelli in Bonham & Powell’s class, but each to their own! You were lucky to witness so many Rainbow lineup’s in concert, I missed them in 1977, my biggest regret in rock music gigs that one! Cheers.

  36. 36
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Deeperpurps @30 and MacGregor @34,

    Great stuff!

    Peace,
    Ted

  37. 37
    al says:

    @ mac Gregor

    Amen to that man! But don’t lose the edge and the “sarcastic rant” from time to time! lol

  38. 38
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I d love to see some faces showing up with forks et all in front of my house!
    That would be so funny.

    Well, I m taking it as a compliment anyway.

    Maybe I should give in a bit………….

    Gillan is a Tainted Horse?

  39. 39
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Really? My slight remark out of the whole entry I wrote in reference to BN is all that is worthy of a response? Damn this site has surely lost sight of the purpose by which it speaks. PP did his typical MIB reference that had nothing to do (as usual) with the original post. I in turn chose to direct his attention to what TMIB has contributed to the Hard Rock Music World in comparison…. (Sorry, his only offering has been BN). Dude, you hate all things Purple after TMIB left. We get it. The new album coming out will suck without TMIB. We get it. NW sucked because TMIB isn’t on it. We get it. Hence my reference to BN. He is on it…… Listen to that and leave Purple to us…..

    Ch-BeerZ

  40. 40
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Nope, not all things.
    Glenn made many great tracks, also did JLT with several combinations.

    I love Toolbox.

    Love Lordy’s work.

  41. 41
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    OK, you read too much into my point. Let me clarify….. DEEP PURPLE. I meant ALL of DEEP PURPLE since TMIB split. I’m pretty sure that had all of the MK7/8 albums been made under a different band name, you would be raving about them. Your overwhelming biasness toward the Lack of Ritchie being involved clouds your common sense and makes you judge the music by who is playing it rather than how it sounds…..

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