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Mandrake Root

And once we’re on the subject of Mandrake Root, here is a collection of clips from the early Purple in all their glory:

Mandrake Root (Bilzen Jazz Festival, Belgium, August 22 1969):

Mandrake Root (“South Bank Summer”, London, May 1970):

Mandrake Root (Paris, October 1970) in two parts:

And the the pièce de résistance — Wring That Neck from Bilzen’69:



6 Comments to “Mandrake Root”:

  1. 1
    legris richard elprupdeep@w.fr says:

    pity I was only 8 years old.could not go to paris by myself!

  2. 2
    Burn says:

    Wring That Neck from Bilzen’69—- WOW!!! excellent!!!

  3. 3
    69 says:

    The second Mandrake Root video is not from Southbank it´s the same part two of the Pop Deux performance as below.

  4. 4
    Podzilla says:

    Little Ian on the drums …
    This is the fucking best rock band ever.
    Has been, will be.

    Cheers from Vienna

  5. 5
    Nick Soveiko says:

    69: thanks for pointing this out. sorry for the initial screwup!

  6. 6
    BILL MAJOR says:

    MR FUNK, MR WAGANAL, AND MISTER WEBSTER NEED MORE PAGES. THEY DID NOT FINISH THEIR DICTIONARIES. SPEECHLESS.

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