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Lazy 1991

This is the band called Deep Rainbow Purple performing Lazy at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Check out Roger deputising on harmonica and guitarwork from the banjo palyer. Frenetic is the word of the day. Now, did somebody tell the singer that the band has no dress code?

Thanks to Hein Bierman for spotting this.

25 Comments to “Lazy 1991”:

  1. 1
    Jim O'Brien says:

    I was at this show. It was the only Purple show where I left unsatisfied. The band was in great form, as you can see, by JTL DID not fit in with the group. I already have a ticket for the next Radio City show (although it means missing BB King, Al Green and Etta James who are performing that same night at MSG) and I KNOW the show will be a lot better.

  2. 2
    Kev says:

    Thanks for posting this. WOW!!!!! Shame about the big girls blouse singer though!

  3. 3
    Burn says:

    WOW!! So Good!!!!

  4. 4
    Patric Burkhardt says:

    Sounds great to me, cool performance.

  5. 5
    Purple Princess says:

    Were Ritchie’s trousers painted on?!

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    tomekdp says:

    Hang on – is it really Ne York or maybe somewhere in England? Paicey’s bass drum skin during the S & M tour had always the colours of the flag of the state they played. Here we see the red cross on white, so definitely it must (or should be) England (where did they play then? London, Manchester, NEC I think…)

    PS. Having said that, I watched this clip with a tear in my eye – Blackmore, although long gone, is still dearly missed, no matter who the vocallist was… And yes, in places he’s playing like a man possessed.

  7. 7
    Rascal says:

    Wow!!……………………..’Lazy’ with the camp JLT on vocals

    Shouldnt it be called ‘Dazy’ ?

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  9. 9
    White Fender says:

    Ritchie forever!!

  10. 10
    heycisco says:

    Give Joe a break. He wasn’t that bad. A bit pretentious sometimes but still a good singer.

  11. 11
    Arthur says:

    Astounding! I never understood the dislike heaped on this version of the band, Blackmore and Lord are sorely missed!

  12. 12
    Bill Carlson says:

    Joey Lynn was a good singer for the pop crap rainbow put out. But what the hell was ritchie thinking putting in Deep Purple. Ritchie does rock but that was just awfull.

  13. 13
    Jerry Bloom says:

    As tomekdp says it must be from England. Does it matter though? What it does show is that the fire and spark was back. Despite the criticisms many make of Joe, more importantly it does show how Ritchie drove and directed the band on stage. I doubt anyone can truly say that Lazy has sounded as exciting as this since his departure.

  14. 14
    Cranberry says:

    Purple Rainbow fusion!! Joe doesnt belong, its almost embarrassing!!

    Good to see the Moody Blackmore doing his stuff, but hey life moves on. No good living in the past. The Man In Black left to do other things, namely strumming a banjo in some medieval farce.

    We have to be content with the ‘NOW’ that is Deep Purple 2007.

  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    How can I see
    When the light has gone out
    How can I hear
    When you speak so silently
    More than enough
    Hold out a hand
    I’m so out of touch

    “Still waiting for the ricochet….”

  16. 16
    tcbanjo says:

    I asked Ritchie back then, “why Joe LT?”, and he told me, “everybody else was CRAP”, referring to all the singers that auditioned. i always wished Ray Gillan would’ve made the band (may he R.I.P.), LOVED his voice, had a Coverdale-ness to it, and just a funny coincidence with his name.
    whatever, they’re still the GREATEST, and Joe LT, even though he was no Gillan, always did a great job and put his heart into it.

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    tony the swede says:

    I go with tcbanjo…..what a thing to hear Ray gillan or Paul rodgers (free)
    joining the band at this time era,and probely hear moore bluesy said of dp.

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    Tjeerd Idsinga says:

    Jammer dat niet david coverdaele is gevraagd i.p.v. jl Turner toch een veel betere zanger.

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    césar says:

    so great to see roger, ian and jon filling up ritchie with this great performance, i was tinking about the year that i saw them first in toulouse with the the same singer, but as long as the wind blows …. will see dp this year with a very great guitar player too in angouleme
    ps was thinking about a other singer for this band, barry hay

  20. 20
    césar says:

    ritchie performing a superbe solo with roger and ian’s reactions…. as long as the wind blows…. i feel every day to hear some dp

  21. 21
    Rascal says:

    In a moment of madness Blackmore picked JLT. If only he had thought a bit more about it!!

    Their was plenty of far more talented singers to pick from!! I think Rolf Harris was at a loose end around that time!

  22. 22
    Andrew Collins says:

    Now that’s what I call DEEP FUCKING PURPLE!!!

  23. 23
    The Cat-That-Sleeps says:

    JLT was fine for DP. And at least he could sing mk1 and mk3 songs, and his behaviour was rather funny. Arrogant but in a funny way. Blackmore was suddenly in a fine form, the songs from S&M became fantastic on stage. “Truth hurts” or “Cut runs deep” were highlights. And “King of dreams” was such a brilliant tune, if only they could get rid of “Highway star” now and get Gillan sing a JLT song instead… or bring back JLT when Gillan plays the capricious diva. 😀

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    liljuggy says:

    Joey is a incredible singer, but you cant tell from this. He looks silly! Ritchie is doing what Ritchie does live, bury everybody else, nearly all the time. It almost seems as though they had a bit too much tea, as the tempo is out of control. I’d like to hear it with the harmonica as part of a bluesy intro.

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    joe crowley says:

    JLT did a hell of a good job for his chance in the Purple family.Too bad he didn’t get a second chance on the follow up album.Politics, politics in that band, they’ll never change.

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