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Reverse engineering the Universe

From the new songs that are not for the people who are staying at home, to reverse engineering the Universe — when Big Ian digs, he certainly digs deep. An interview he gave before the concert in Łódź on October 25:

And the new track in question is apparently called Got My Hip Boots On or the whereabouts (it’s a work in progress anyway). Here it is as performed in Ostrava on October 27:

Thanks to RockOtheque and Luke1916 R’N’R for the videos Lutz Reinert for bringing them to your attention.

17 Comments to “Reverse engineering the Universe”:

  1. 1
    MacGregor says:

    A good little interview with Mr Gillan. I thought it looked like he may have just woken, hence the coffee, unless it was tea or a herbal tea perhaps. Loved his insight of thought on infinity & God etc, that should rattle a few cages me thinks! Cheers.

  2. 2
    MacGregor says:

    Was that a glance from Gillan at the person holding the phone or camera at the start of this clip? I don’t know why they don’t attempt to implement a no phone & no camera policy at the concerts. Other artists have done it & for good reason. They are definitely pissed about people filming & recording, so it may be a good thing to do, though possibly very hard to eliminate unfortunately! Bring it on! Cheers.

  3. 3
    marcinn says:

    Hi Nick, thanks for posting!

  4. 4
    maya says:

    mr universe and intertwining symbiosis. love the man. what i most like about ian is that hes such a normal bloke no makeup no nothing.

  5. 5
    LRT says:

    Nice one Marcin! Take Ian literally, just a bare bones jam, might not even make the cut. @Mac Gregor – Last time I saw him he had just woken and it was 7:00 p.m.

  6. 6
    Deeperpurps says:

    MacGregor @2, I think you might be right about the glance, especially if there was a strong light or flash. I don’t believe Purple is all that worried about cell phone photos or videos. However I did see IG get really annoyed at somebody with a bright camera light a few years ago. I was up near the front row and that light was really flooding the stage. I am sure the band were blinded by it. The person using that camera was definitely inconsiderate and obviously the band did not appreciate it. How that person got such equipment in past the screeners at the entrance is beyond me.

    Security at some venues are better than others at enforcing the no-camera rule. But some are absolutely overzealous too. I was at a Ted Nugent show a couple of years ago in California and security guards went overboard in my opinion, grabbing people who were using their phones and removing those persons from the venue. It happened several times and personally I found that to be an unpleasant distraction during the performance, and quite heavy-handed.

    Not easy to find the right balance it seems.

  7. 7
    marcinn says:

    MacGregor, I was the one who did that interview and I could sense only positive vibes before, during and after the interview. That might have been a glance at me though cause I sat on the floor 😉

  8. 8
    al says:

    I love his insight about God,infinity,even though I have a hard time of grasping the whole concept.
    A very smart,deep guy,and a great singer/musician.

  9. 9
    George Martin says:

    The guys in Deep Purple always say, if one member does not want to play something then they don’t do it. It has to be unanimous. So why is Ian complaining about doing something new? Why doesn’t he just say I don’t want to do this yet? Quite frankly there’s to many other good songs they never do that would be nice to hear for a change.

  10. 10
    Peed Rupple says:

    Sounds like Deepak Chopra.

  11. 11
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    One point to note here is Ian’s statement regarding the song maybe not winding up on the album. It takes me back to Montreux 2000 when they introduced and played a new tune called “Long Time Gone” which never materialized on to a studio album. Don’t know why it didn’t make it to the studio 2 years later for Bananas. I remember asking Roger about it back then and he just said that some tunes don’t work. I think it could fit on Bananas in lieu of a couple of tunes (Razzle Dazzle comes to mind). Anyway, click the link below and add this to your Non-Album bonus track collection.



  12. 12
    gareth says:

    Gillan is a Rock/Metal LEGEND !!!!

  13. 13
    Tommy H. says:

    The story of bootlegs is almost as old as the first affordable, portable record unit ever produced. I don’t get why Purple or Gillan complains about that. Yeah, technology evoloved and people have been able to put their often poor recordings on the internet for years now, so what?! If you want to play something new, do it or leave it. And if you don’t know what the right decision is here then go ask your management. Piracy is everywhere, by far not only at Purple concerts. And there’s another multi-billion-dollar industry which is a lot more concerned with it: the movie industry (you know people going to the cinema, often getting much better recording results than at concerts). The questions is: What is the strategy of other artists and their respective managements? As soon as you got a few opinions you should know what to do rather than bitching about it. And after all: What about the publicity aspect? Isn’t the fact that Purple is trying out something new a huge factor in that regard?! Hopefully!

  14. 14
    Peter says:

    There was noone with camera – he has lyrics sheets at front of the stage – he checked up lyrics…. Frankly speaking – I admire DP for their “freedom” policy. I always take old camera on their shows to take pics (it has very poor videomode so I´m not filming the shows – bad microphone, bad video quality) – but I enjoy doing pictures. There is no reason why to ban it!

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    lisbet palsorf says:

    Good old IG!
    New song sounds great,well I look forward to Hamburg and Berlin.

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    MacGregor says:

    Deeperpurps @ 6 – Yes it is a difficult thing to police, the no camera’s, flash etc. A few artists recently have implemented it, King Crimson at present, Peter Frampton a little while back, Kate Bush also i thought at her run of shows recently at The Royal Albert Hall had some policy regarding that. Also in live theatre, with actors in London recently & in Broadway also, there have been issues with cellphones & cameras for various reasons.
    It would be near impossible to eliminate at larger venues, those artists i mentioned above have been playing smaller theatres, I am not sure what venues the current Purple are playing at.
    In regards to the security ‘man handling’ people at gigs, yes it can be a distraction indeed & can spoil the atmos a little at times. Regarding Gillan’s look, i am not sure, he could have been looking at anyone for whatever reason. As we know a picture can tell a thousand stories, or something like that. After watching his interview & hearing his comments in regards to filming & or recording at concerts, maybe I was thinking too much about his ‘look’. Cheers.

  17. 17
    al says:

    @ 11

    Bananas worked better for me than Rapture…some good ideas but I wish they had Bob Ezrin to produce that album and get those ideas and expand em and make the songs bigger and better.
    Example Sun Goes Down,it fades out too soon for me.

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