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Human Mechanic

Tribute act Purpendicular that have toured extensively with Paicey on drums are releasing a third album of their original material, once again with Ian’s participation. The album is called Human Mechanic and is due on September 23 via Metalville Records.


  1. The Nothing Box
  2. Ghost
  3. No One’s Getting Out Alive
  4. Something Magical
  5. Human Mechanic
  6. TV Stars & Internet Freaks
  7. Made Of Steel
  8. Soul To Soul
  9. Four Stone Walls
  10. Passing Through

Ian Paice — drums
Nick Fyffe — bass
Robby Thomas Walsh — vocals
Christoph Kogler — Hammond keyboards
Herbert Bucher — guitars

Promo blurb describes the album as

Musically, Human Mechanic offers the typical Ian Paice grooves and funky bass lines, but without neglecting the heavy hard rock sound. You won’t find a copy of Deep Purple here, but many influences. But Hammonds and guitars are still strongly in the foreground.

Judge for yourselves from the preview track Ghost:

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

9 Comments to “Human Mechanic”:

  1. 1
    Reinder Dijkhuis says:

    There’s a Bandcamp for Metalville as well, which is worth keeping an eye on if you prefer to purchase albums this way: https://metalville.bandcamp.com/

  2. 2
    Peter J says:

    Just awful…

    There are so many great artists Paicey could give his magic touch…a shame he lost time with this very very very avergage band… singer is very weak and songwriting…well…

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I dig the syncopated organ, Kansas style. Yeah, it cites Purple a lot, both old and new. The chorus guitar reminds me of A Castle Full of Rascals – which is probably the intent.

    I‘ve seen Purpendicular twice with Paicey, Mr Walsh‘s stage demeanor is hard for me to bear, but he doesn‘t do a half-bad job here.

    If it keeps Little Ian from getting rusty, this has my blessing.

  4. 4
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 2:

    For the very average guy musical qualities are sometimes hard to grasp but a professional musician like Paice may have a different pair of ears. If he’s confident about their abilities who are you to know better than him? You must be very accomplished for sure. It’s OK to not like something but what you’re writing is a little over the top, don’t you think?!

  5. 5
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Peter J@2
    No one can argue with you on the facts you have just mentioned. I agree totally.
    But the shinning reason why Paicey is doing this is purely to keep his arms in good shape while DP is off touring as he is not after fame or fortune with another band.
    Just remember the majority of the live songs with this band is DP cover songs so it fits the bill very well.
    Peace ✌️

  6. 6
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Tommy H@4
    Even the best artist make awful material. It’s a matter of taste.
    For example ‘Dancing is my sleep’ from Whoosh is awful and pure garbage in my opinion and I am talking about my favourite band in the world but that’s my opinion.
    I love ‘Come and taste the band’ material but there is some awful songs on that album.
    I once was in Greece on holiday and we ordered the house wine and everyone said how awful the house wine apart from one in the group and he drank all of it so I respect your opinion but for it’s not a crime been the odd one out.
    But I am sure some people will like that sort of material and appreciate their effort.
    Peace ✌️

  7. 7
    Rock Voorne says:

    @ 6

    Some nice soloing Id dare say.

  8. 8
    Morsecode says:


    I have to disagree about Dancin In My Sleep. Morse’s guitar work is excellent and a fun tune.

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I dig Dancing in my Sleep too! It’s like something off Big Ian’s underrated Toolbox solo album (just not as heavy as that album is). They obviously didn’t know what to do with it since it has that dance music tinge, so they stuck it on Whoosh! only as a bonus track, hedging their bets, but I think it’s a strong number.

    But, hey, it’s ok to not like everything from DP!

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