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“Mr. Grover, Mr. Gillian oh you must have made a million on the night that Frank Zappa caught on fire”

– “MTV” from “Rapture of the Deep“, Deep Purple 2005

11 Comments to “MTV”:

  1. 1
    Scoot says:

    Are we to presume you’ve heard a bit of the new DP CD? If so, how about a taste of what your initial reaction is…



  2. 2
    Milan says:

    I take it that promos for the limited edtion are given out now as well? Any news on the japanese release?

  3. 3
    LP Norte says:

    I assume the “Mr Grover” is Mr Glover & “Mr Gillian” is Mr Gillan or was that the other band, Heavy Mauve. I was never aware Frank Zappa “caught on fire”?

    Cheers, LP Norte.

  4. 4
    Milan says:

    While it has some nice solos, I kinda get the impression this is one advertisment for “Classic Rock Radio”.

  5. 5
    Svante says:

    Then I think you misunderstood it. I see the entire song as a light attack on the predictability of classic rock radio and journalists.

  6. 6
    Milan says:

    I don´t have the full lyric in front of me, so I can´t tell at the moment. I hope there is some irony in it as you imply. Sounds like a lost HOBL era song, though. Specially dig the ending that the above lines quote.

  7. 7
    Peter says:

    What is the mood of the song. Fast, slow, midtempo… any comparison to other songs on the album?

  8. 8
    Svante says:

    Pretty fast, “jumpy”, funny. A comparison to the rest of the album would be that it’s the best son gon the album. :^)

  9. 9
    Peter says:

    Thanks for the description. It the reviews it sounds like a ‘fast’ track is missing amongs the other songs on the album. Maybe this is the one!

  10. 10
    Svante says:

    I said pretty fast. :^) It’s not exactly “Speed King”.

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    Reinaldo Alves says:

    The best track on the cd. Nothing more to say.

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