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Basel: Best band ever!

I think, I am not the only one when I say: Yes, Deep Purple is really the best band ever! 😉

Well, I am 16 and I was with my friends and my dad in Basel at the Deep Purple concert. It was the second gig this year for me.

But before the show started, we are gone on a clinic from Steve Morse! It was very good, OK I don’t understand more then a half but I could look to Steve and Mike! ;D At the end from the clinic gaves Morse us autographs and we made pictures.

The gig was very very good! (Like every gig) ;D

My absolutly favorite songs were Strange kind Of Women, The Battle Rages On and Perfect Strangers…

I look forward to the next gig and hope we meet Gillan, Roger, Don, Paicy, Morse and…….Mike again! ;D



13 Comments to “Basel: Best band ever!”:

  1. 1
    Morten Overgaard says:

    There is hope yet! I love it when young people are able to look beyond what mainstream video and radio presents for them, and are able to have an opion of their own. To Ronya’s dad: You did a good job of upbringing. My son is six, and I think it’s about time he attends a DP concert.

  2. 2
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Basel always seems to have gigs full of people that the band know by name. I think the crowds have a lot to do with the energy of the shows, and Basel gives them a warm welcome, always… it helps a lot.

  3. 3
    Jeannine says:

    hell yeah the concert was awesome!

    Deep Purple is for me one of the best bands ever, saw them the first time in 2006 when I was fourteen and it realy had change my life…

    Thank you Deep Purple, thank you for 40 years of great sound and Rock’n’Roll…

  4. 4
    Nero says:

    Well,… young brat,… I also took my kid to a Deep Purple gig in Belgium and,… while I lay with the Mac on my knees in bed,..; on the other side of the trmbling wall I hear my 16 year young brat yellin’ “sometimes I feel like screaming”.

    Yes,.. there’s hope for rock because we infect our kids with a prefect virus.

    Give my regards to your dad.
    When you’r old,… you’ll still remember Purple.

  5. 5
    joe says:

    Yeah, I took my kids first to DP, when they were 8 and 10 years old. They were IMPRESSED and when I actually listen to their rooms, I hear often “Perfect Strangers” and “Ted The Mechanic”…

  6. 6
    Adrien says:

    The set list :

    1. Pictures of Home
    2. Things I Never Said
    3. Into The Fire
    4. Strange Kind of Woman
    5. Rapture of the Deep
    6. Wrong Man
    7. Contact Lost – Steve Morse solo
    8. The Well-Dressed Guitar
    9. Knocking at Your Back Door
    10. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
    11. Wring That Neck
    12. The Battle Rages On…
    13. Don Airey solo
    14. Perfect Strangers
    15. Space Truckin’
    16. Highway Star
    17. Smoke on the Water.

    Encores:
    18. Lazy
    19. Hush (no drum solo :'( )
    20. Roger Glover solo – Black Night

  7. 7
    Alex says:

    I took my son first time when he was 6.:) Moscow concert. And the last time when he was 16. He is not a fan (he loves Metallica more), but every time he wants to join me at DP’concert in Moscow.

  8. 8
    George Fotis says:

    I wouldn’t say they are the best band ever because, there are plenty of other good ones . Like Rolling Stones , AC/DC, Beatles and so on. The last 2 Purple albums sounded crap, i want something more like the California Jam concert where the band cut loose. Not this predictable commercial crap. Say If Ritchie & Jon were still in the band & Ritchie was playing mind blowing music like in Rainbow with Cozy then they would be considered the best band in the world. Anyway today’s Purple line up does nothing for me, the concert was good that’s where it ends. Lucky i have all my GILLAN albums they are giving me what i’m after at the moment. Raw hard rock with plenty of attitude, what am i going to hear tonight Mr Universe yet again!

  9. 9
    marcinn says:

    Present Purple line up commercial? When? What? How?

  10. 10
    Purpendicular says:

    Purple still rocks live!!! But personally I think, Songs like “Knocking at your back door” or “the battle rages on” didn’t sound so good. But when they played
    “Lazy”… it was just bombastic!!!
    And Paicey is still the Greatest!

  11. 11
    FRANK MILLER says:

    I NOTICED THAT A COMMENT ABOVE CONTAINED A SOLO BY ROGER GLOVER ON BLACK NIGHT. I WAS WONDERING IF IT IS ON CD OR DVD? I FIRST SAW DEEP PURPLE LIVE WAS IN JOHNSON CITY TN. 1974 WITH LORD PAICE COVERDALE HUGHES AND BOLIN BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT BLACKMORE GILLAN GLOVER LORD PAICE OF THE 70S 80S AND EARLY 90S WAS NOT ONLY THE BEST DEEP PURPLE LINEUP BUT ALSO THE GREATEST MUSICIANS EVER CREATED BY GOD. THOSE FIVE GUYS HAVE GOD GIFTED TALENT. IT IS JUST LIKE I HEARD ROGER GLOVER SAY THAT DEEP PURPLE PLAYS RIFFS THAT SEEM EASY TO PLAY BUT ARE ACTUALLY EXTREAMELY DIFFICULT AND IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE HIM THEN GET SOME PEOPLE TOGH\ETHER WAN TRY IT. FROM A LOYAL FAN FROM CHILHOWIE, VA. SINCE 1968.

  12. 12
    FRANK MILLER says:

    I ALSO NOTICED THAT AN ABOVE COLUMN SAYS THAT FOR EXAMPLE. AC-DC IS BETTER THAN THE CURRENT PURPLE LINEUP.IF ANYBODY IN THE WORLD REALLY BELIEVES THAT THEN THEY DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MUSIC. AC-DC IS A THREE CHORD BAND. IF IT WERE NOT FOR THEM CHANGING THE SPEED OF SONGS THEY WOULD ALL SOUND THE SAME BECAUSE AC-DC ONLY KNOWS ONLY ONE SONG.SO TO COMPARE THEM WITH ANY DEEP PURPLE LINEUP IS SIMPLY REDICULOUS.PLEASE FORGIVE ANY MISS SPELLINGS. SO I WILL REMIND YOU THAT ANY DP LINEUP IS BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. THESE GUYS ARE IN THEIR 60S EXCEPT STEVE MORSE WHO IS PROBABLY PUSHING 50.THEY JUST KEEP DOING IT AND TO ME THAT IS ABSOLUTLY AMAZING.FRIEND AND FAN SINCE 68.KEEP IT UP DP GUYS. FRANK

  13. 13
    Tommy H. says:

    Regarding technical abilities on their instruments, the current line-up is the best of all. On the one hand they play mindblowing stuff, really interesting. But at the same time it’s not bluesy anymore and there are A LOT of notes. People who liked the previous line-ups may have their problems with that. Putting the studio efforts aside, the live concerts of the Bananas-tour where just amazing. A good example is that Basel-gig recently posted here. The Rapture-tours on the other hand have been rather intermingled. But this is – to me – clearly a result of not recording new material. Some bits I saw from the last years where mediocre to say the least compared to the concerts from the Bananas-tour. I felt that the band was not very exciting or excited after the first two or three years. The orchestra thing brought some fresh air but that’s what they really needed. It’s a good and healthy thing that they went to the studio recording a new album. I hope that this effort will bring even more excitement back.

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