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Grumbled a bit and went away

Paicey talks about the story behind the recording of Space Truckin’.

His collaboration with two young drummers Sina and Yoyoka is available at www.ipdrumtribe.net.

7 Comments to “Grumbled a bit and went away”:

  1. 1
    Tony says:

    yeah yeah yeah the freaks said…..

    Ian Paice what a guy !

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    MacGregor says:

    Wonderful insight into Space Truckin’ from Ian Paice, nice to hear as always. The Shield is a great song also, those were the days. Cheers.

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    James Steven Gemmell says:

    Ritchie said that he got the idea for the Space Truckin’ beat from watching the old Batman TV series from the 1960s. Ritchie asked Ian Gillan, rather shyly, if he thought the beat he was working on sounded silly. Gillan said it sounded great. The world was gaga about space at the time. The U.S. had several moon missions starting with the original landing in July 1969. There also was a popular expression at that time in America, “Keep on Truckin’ “, so Gillan conflated those two concepts to come up with the lyrics. In more recent years, Gillan has called the song in some interviews “Space Trucking”, but Paicey is right: it was titled Space Truckin’ (no “g”) at the end, in keeping with the Keep on Truckin’ theme.

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    Adel Faragalla says:

    This track is a masterpiece and please don’t forget the human vocal side of things. Ian Gillan was on 🔥 and screaming like his internal organs are coming out.

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    Terry D says:

    I will take his word for it that the drum off with the two kids is great , I am certainly not paying for it .

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    AndreA says:


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    nupsi59 says:

    Hi everyone, here’s the track with separated guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgWxbrXTMC8
    Enjoy and have a nice Day!

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