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Predictable and a bit boring – Sydney

Let me preface this by saying that I am a Deep Purple fan from way back. I first saw them back in about 1984 at the Ent Cent (with Richie and George Harrison), again in the 90s, live in Singapore 2002, 2004 at Star City and then again at the Hordern 2006. I saw the Ian Gillan Band in 1992 at Dee Why and I saw Whitesnake at the Hordern in 1996.

I thought they were very disappointing at the Hordern this time. Ian Gillan seemed to lack energy. In the short 75 minutes on stage they filled up a lot of time with Steve Morse’s (Contact Lost) and the Don Airey’s solo. Solo’s are not something you want to hear in such a short concert.

Deep Purple seem to play the same set of songs at each concert (i.e. Smoke on the water, Pictures of home, Lazy, Highway star, Hush, Space truckin’, Black night). All great songs but they need a change.. say, Never before, Maybe I’m a leo, Into the fire, Bloodsucker or Speed king to name a few.

Unless they change, this will be last time I see them, too predictable and becoming a bit boring. Harsh words I know, I’m just giving my honest opinion. I am interested to know what others think?

Bill Bradbury



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