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Not Responsible in Glasgow

Purple were on great form last night and their set list was the best in years. There were outings for Wasted Sunsets, Wring that Neck, No One Came, and Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming along wlth the usual classics.

The evening’s surprise inclusion was Not Responsible.

Morse was on fire and we got both Contact Lost and Well Dressed Guitar. The only disappointment was that Speed King was not played as scheduled due to some over zealous security.

The PA was really loud but maybe that was because we were right at the front. Took me back to the 70s anyway.

Like a fine wine they keep getting better with age and I hope they let loose like this on the new album.

1 Intro/Highway Star
2 Things I Never Said
3 Not Responsible
4 Strange Kind Of Woman
5 Wasted Sunsets
6 Rapture Of The Deep
7 Fireball
8 Contact Lost/Steve Morse solo
9 Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
10 The Well-Dressed Guitar
11 Wring That Neck
12 No One Came
13 Don Airey solo
14 The Battle Rages On
15 Space Truckin’
16 Smoke On The Water

17 Hush
18 Black Night

28 Comments to “Not Responsible in Glasgow”:

  1. 1
    rob says:

    Where’s Perfect Strangers????

    I think the 1st thing that should go out is deffinetly Hush! C’mon! This song isn’t so good anymore! Beside that it’s all ok but change encores please!! They are the same since 2002!!! (sic!)

    Here’s what it should been:

    2.Black Night
    3.Not Responsible
    4.Wasted Sunsets
    5.Perfect Strangers
    7.Rapture Of the Deep
    8.Contact Lost/
    9.Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
    10.No One Came
    11.The Well Dressed Guitar
    12.Don Solo
    13.The Battle
    14.Wring That Neck
    15.Things I Never Said
    16.Space Truckin’

    17.Strange Kind Of Woman
    18.Smoke on the Water

  2. 2
    Rajaseudun Rambo says:

    The set list is getting interesting, indeed. If they’d only replace the worn out Black Night and Space Truckin with some new surprises, it would be a real treat. Well, they can afford dropping Perfect Strangers! If I could make a modest wish: why not to give Loosen My Strings and Demon’s Eye a chance.

    Welcome to Helsinki and Oulu! See you.

  3. 3
    tomekdp says:

    Wooow – they DID NOT play “Perfect Strangers”. Probably for the first time in 25 years. A sign or an accident?

  4. 4
    Drdp says:

    I was gonna say that with the inclusion of the 2 rare tracks from “Perfect Strangers” that this must be in honor of the 25th anniversary of that album…BUT… No title track and no “Knocking” either. Oh well. Chew on that one though,This month is The 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE REUNION ALBUM !!!…WHEW! Cheers,Drdp

  5. 5
    highwaystar81 says:

    These inclusions of Perfect Strangers tracks like Not Responsible or Wasted Sunsets smells like an anniversary edition of Perfect Strangers…

    1984-2009, it is a quarter of a century…25th anniversary edition maybe?

  6. 6
    Hugitoviana says:

    And where is Perfect Strangers ?!

  7. 7
    David McCrory says:

    I took my 15 year old son to the concert to let him se how it should be done, I have been a fan since 1971, I was not disappointed superb performance. Both He and I had a great time only thing I would change would be add a solo from Paicey.

  8. 8
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Here is a clip:


  9. 9
    GerAssenNetherlandsAge51 says:

    Great news that they’re in good shape ! I’m looking forward to their show in Amsterdam on Tuesday the 17th next week !!

    Cheers to you all.

  10. 10
    lightintheblack says:

    Simply cant agree that Purple were on great form at all they were very good as far as the playing side of things is concerned ie everything was played well enough and profesionally but in all honesty it was very much rock by numbers where was the excitement and intensity of old??And Gillan hardly spoke at all during the whole show yes i know they play hundreds of gigs a year and this was just another one for them but there was a time when a purple gig was something special and the band would really connect with the crowd sadly it seemed to me that they didnt even know where they were playing and it was almost like autopilot for them

  11. 11
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Not the first time they’ve dropped ‘Perfect Strangers’ but close.

  12. 12
    LaLiLuLelo says:

    Well – great setlist. Can be better? – yes it can.
    What do I don’t like:
    1. Sometimes i feel like screaming – part (most EPIC part) of the song is missing (ending solo)
    2. At least one or two more song form Purpendicular / Bananas
    3. Rapture Of the Deep – bornig. Remove it from the setlist. No matter what is title-track from last album.
    4. Always have or Perfect Strangers or Knocking at your backdoor (or Not Responsible)
    But – “Knocking” with Morse solo on the end. Not cutoff version without the solo. It doesn’t have to be like Blackmore’s solo, let Steve make his version (like he did for the “Smoke” )
    5. More improvisation, duels like in the 90s in Speed King did Morse and Jon Lord do.

    Something like this:

    1 Intro/Highway Star ( Always diffrent intro, sometimes Roger , sometimes Roger/Morse (like in 2006-2008 ver), etc)
    2 Things I Never Said
    3 Not Responsible / Mary long / Ted the mehanic / Bananas / Silver Tongue (any rock’n’ roll song)

    // Something for Gillan
    4 Strange Kind Of Woman
    5 Wasted Sunsets / When blind man cries / Walk On

    6. No one came
    7. Perfect Strangers / Knocking at your backdoor

    // Morse’s part
    8 Contact Lost/Steve Morse solo/Riff parade
    9 Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming (WHOLE SONG!)
    10 The Well-Dressed Guitar

    11. (Glover/Don impro.intro) + Somebody Stole my Guitar / Loosen my Strings / Ted the mehanic
    12. Space trucking / Fireball / Into the fire + (Ian Paice solo)

    13 Don Airey solo
    14 Wring That Neck / Lazy (they did a lot of Lazy in last years, but it always sounds amazing)
    15 The Battle Rages On / Anya ( Anja with Morse sounded AMAZING! )

    16. Morse improvisation ( something calm, to make SOTW like a suprise) + Smoke On The Water

    17.Speed King + Morse / Don Airey duel
    18, 19. Hush + Black Night

    Sorry on bad English! 🙂

  13. 13
    Stormbringer says:

    [q]Crimson Ghost says:
    Here is a clip:


    The audience seems dead. I mean…. dp play great, they are tight and give it a good groove, but… as much as I love them… it is their fault not to get the audience wild, which, on a rock concert, they should… Getting older? Huh?

    And also, I am becoming to really dislike the Hush/BN encore, same since years ago. Lets put some other songs as encores, put Huhs away totally and replace it with….. lets say…. how does Kentucky Woman sound to you??? Would be a nice change imo…

    But anyway, long live DP, long live rock and roll….:).

  14. 14
    dave smith says:

    Bloody Hell! Some people just arent ever going to be happy are they!! Ha ha!

  15. 15
    cn says:

    IG sounds awful on NR.

  16. 16
    james jay says:

    @10 maybe a band mate was ill and soldiered on? traveling takes tolls on old bones–be glad you got to check them out. one day it will come to an end and all we will have is old cd’s, tapes, 8-tracks, and lp’s–along with fading memories.

  17. 17
    The Cat-That-Sleeps says:

    Wow, greeeeaaaaaat choice!

    Nothing much to say, but so glad they finally rediscover such gems.

  18. 18
    Crimson Ghost says:


    Notice I didn’t comment… posting the link is just a friendly gesture, nothing more, it doesn’t mean I rate it.

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I have this idea….

    Ritchie asked Ian to join Rainbow while in the process of recording demo s for Down To Earth

    Ian refused….

    Maybe he heard the demo of Lost In Hollywood and thought……….
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Graham ruled on that song and I wonder what Ian would have made of that one…

    The studioversion of NR seemed a throw away way back.
    Later on I kind of reappreciated it…..

    Well. and now this…..

    I dont think its gonna stay in the setlist.

    Hopefully I m wrong and this take will prove to be a try out?

  20. 20
    lightintheblack says:

    @16 Deep Purple have been like this since Jon left James I still attend every tour(too young to have seen them in the 70s first Purple related gig was Dio era Rainbow) have done since the reunion but time has taken its toll and the loss of first Ritchie then Jon has left the band a bit faceless IMHO still a fine live band but a bit dare i say boring these days

  21. 21
    Greek Tie Coon says:

    Consider having Spanish Archer & Mitzie Dupree in the setlist!!!!

  22. 22
    Saxonlynn says:

    Well – Hammersmith Apollo – not a very good place for a gig in my opinion.
    The reason ——
    It amazes me that people will pay £38 to go and sit in the bar until DP start their intro – then being half cut realise that the show is about to start!!!!
    So in they come – disrupting everyone who has had the decency and respect to get to their seats early!!!!
    Then for the first part of the set – they are up and down the bloody stairs getting yet more drinks ( there was a constant stream of idiots doing this) and then for the second half they are up and down for the BLOODY LOO!!!! What numb nuts – if they wanted to get thant drunk to enjoy it – STAY AT HOME WITH A VIDEO. It spoiled it for a lot of fans up in the circle.

    DP were very very good as always – even the guy selling the Big Issue in the subway said so.

  23. 23
    Made in England says:

    @22: I prefer the venues with little round tables and a pot of tea.

    It amazes me that people pay £38 to see band – any band.

  24. 24
    stefan says:

    Wouldn´t mind a 90 % Morse era setlist and a huge move away from a glorious past ! One song that haven´t been played in ages is however the top wish in my book…….”The Mule” incorporating “A place in line” !!!!! They would go together amazingly well, at least in my opinion ! Just a case of wishful thinking……ROCK ON !!!!

  25. 25
    adrien says:

    I agree to give another chance to Loosen My Strings and more Purpendicular (Ted, Rosa’s Cantina…) and Bananas (I Got Your Number, Picture of Innocence, Doing It Tonight…) songs ! And why not Any Fule Know That (I think that’s a nice song, quite heavy!)

    And they could perhaps play some solo tracks ?? (Hang Me Out To Dry, Love Is All…)

  26. 26
    Rover says:

    Quite a change in the setlist – definitely interesting. If only Hush and Black Night would go and a couple more of tracks from ’87 – ’05 would appear…

  27. 27
    stoffer says:

    The setlist changes and now a lot of bloggers are not happy again??
    Its Deep Purple folks……enjoy them while you can!!

  28. 28
    Crazy Horst says:

    I must admit that I missed the 3rd opportunity to see DP in recent years.
    Conservative setlists definitely being an explaining factor.

    This here could almost be called a revolutionary song selection. And while it surely can’t include everyone’s darlings it’s certainly better and more interesting than a lot that was played in the last couple of years.

    The only song in that setlist that I would criticise is Space Truckin – for me, it just doesn’t work without the long oriental freakout section from MIJ. Its also a song that used to draw its energy from Blackmore’s knack for improvising and the magic of the moment and doesn’t lend itself quite so well to Morse’s more technical playing. Played like it was in the last tours, it’s a rather banal rock’n’ roller and far below a lot of other songs that are still virtually unperformed. Another often-played song with a similar problem is “Lazy” – though maybe a bit more accessible to Steve’s skills. Don’t know why they keep doing those two.

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