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Dislocated in the Clouds

Gillan/Glover album Accidentally On Purpose remains one of the most unique works in the Purple family. Here are some video clips from that period.

Dislocated live in the studio:

Lipsyncing to the Clouds and Rain on German TV:

Via Miami

Thanks to seth53 for the upload and to Oleg N for bringing it to the public attention.



34 Comments to “Dislocated in the Clouds”:

  1. 1
    Gillan89 says:

    I still don’t understand what that project was all about?
    I know that purple members were not satisfide with horrible album (House of the blue light) but this one was even more horrible. I opinion is that, good friends Gillan & Glover wanted to lossen up a bit from monotony of the 80’s albums and reputation. Never the less it had two really fantastic tracks on it (which represanted the real rock/blues influence that G&G have) a those were:
    I Can’t Dance To That and I Thought No.
    Which Gillan included in his solo tours during the years 1989 (he toured as Garth Rockett & The Moonshiners) and 1990 which was one of the best years in his solo carrier.
    Even Steve Morris when he played I Can’t Dance To That, made a intro with riff ot Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile.
    And that was a very fine period for Gillan’s carrier.

  2. 2
    micke says:

    This album needs a remastering job done pronto, absolutely fantastic piece of work. One of the best in the purple canon!

  3. 3
    micke says:

    This one and the equally fantastic “Malice in wonderland” by Paice, Ashton and Lord.

  4. 4
    rik says:

    fantastic album!

  5. 5
    tomekdp says:

    What about this one?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na73LEcqpQ4
    (A promo to “She Took My Breath Away” – probably best song on this otherwise lacklustre and uneven album)

  6. 6
    Drdp says:

    Twenty Years On and still absolutely AWESOME.Through the magic of YouTube & the www. something I never knew existed but am so glad to have seen . Thanks to you both for bringing this to us. The screams during the Sax outro @ the end of “Via Miami” are VINTAGE! It made for great start to my day. I can only hope that “Morocco” is as good. Regards,Drdp

  7. 7
    Eirik Solum says:

    Great stuff!:) Even if this record was even more 80s sounding than THOBL. Some good songs it it though. And the link to Gillan’s new album is quite strong..

  8. 8
    korhan says:

    one eye to morocco is far better than accidently on purpose.

  9. 9
    AndreA says:

    I love THOBL

  10. 10
    Gillan89 says:

    I agree with yu korhan
    Morocco is in some points more constructive project.

  11. 11
    Gillan89 says:

    I believe AndreA that you love THOBL, but it was a really said commercial attempt. It wasn’t a true DP record, the only bright figure of the albums was Mad Dog (barely) but nothing else.
    I hope that you listened the real albums from the 70’s, and maybe you will accept the fact that 70’s were golden years for DP (excecpt come taste the band).
    My opinion is that the only album reunited MkII ever made (which was in some points a pale attempt to bring back something) was The Battle Rages on

  12. 12
    Bo says:

    I can only agree 100% about the Gillan/Glover album. It’s a great pice a work and I hope we have more of this kind of things in the future.
    Then they can play ROCK (like in HARD rock!!!) in Deep Purple.

    And please let us have all these films out on DVD soon!

  13. 13
    Graham says:

    Via Miami outstays its welcome a bit really – it’s about a minute too long. I bought, and liked, AOP at the time, but it’s dated very badly. I recently sold it on eBay. The standout track for me is Purple People Eater.

    Perhaps AOP was an attempt to show that G&G could be creative without needing heavy-riffing guitars. Notice that the solo on Via Miami is a sax! Well, it sort of works…

    Have to say I prefer House of Blue Light to Perfect Strangers. Just listened to PS just now and it’s very bland sounding, except for the two classic tracks on it. It’s similar in that respect to Pink Floyd’s A Momentary Lapse Reason. Dave Gilmour said recently he wished he could “take the 80s out” of Momentary Lapse. Same with Perfect Strangers in my view. Let’s hope the forthcoming Roger Glover remix does the trick.

  14. 14
    Roberto says:

    I ALWAYS LOVED THIS ALBUM:POP GENIUS!
    PARTICULARY ‘DISLOCATED’ AND ‘TELEPHONE BOX’….

    VERY VERY UNDERRATED

    I REALLY HOPE THEY WILL DO ANOTHER ALBUM IN THE NEXT FUTURE!!!!!

  15. 15
    Bo says:

    I have to add that Gillan looks like Gillan. Great “old” days.

  16. 16
    AndreA says:

    I hate to be nostalgic Gillan89

    You speak and quote about THE BATTLE RAGES ON ( that I consider more commercial than THOBL) but at the same time you forgive PERFECT STRANGERS!
    oh my god..

    I love THOBL and CTTB,
    songs like “the unwritten law” ARE a punch in the face,
    I like this kind of lyrics like I’ll rip your spine out, dirty dog,Roller…

    You ask me if I heard about the golden age (70s)..
    well..
    what do you think?

    ciao
    AndreA (1968)…

    ______________________________________
    to all the lovers of movies,
    I am sorry for my digression but
    as some of you know about me I have always approached my greatest 2 “heroes” of my life,Gillan and C.eastwood. I wish to say to you all (mainly to Annemie 😉 ) that yesterday I saw his last movietrack called GRAN TORINO..
    that’s why I am not nostalgic, because these people still give me emotions that no one else does .
    I wanted/wished to tell you this, I love these artists, since I was a little dampler…
    I wanted to convey my emotions, as happens among friends, because you are a kind of friends for me,a purple friendship.

    Keep On Rockin!
    wishin’well

    So,
    Listen to
    me
    I’ve got a
    warning for
    you
    You’ve got to
    learn to take
    more care
    ‘cos if you swim in
    dirty water
    Be careful how you dry
    your hair
    In a room within a room
    In a hole within a hole
    You’ve got to learn to share
    your secrets
    Or you’ll lose your soul

    I’ve got the evidence
    I know you broke the unwritten law
    Another town another one night stand
    You know you broke the law

    It’s so hard to hold back
    When the fire is in your eyes
    A silver dollar in my pocket
    I don’t like surprises
    I’ve got your souvenir
    Is that the price i’ve got to pay
    It ain’t been that long
    Since the last charade

    I know you’re guilty
    But i’m carrying the blame
    I took out much more than i put in
    And i felt the pain
    In a dirty little room
    With nowhere left to hide
    You told the truth with your eyes
    But you lied inside

  17. 17
    AndreA says:

    ???????

    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

  18. 18
    AndreA says:

    “Dear wordpress”
    when Did I write/say it ?!

    😕

  19. 19
    james jay says:

    #15 yes-Gillian’s classic look. A little “Flash in the Pan” sound with better vocals. “T” tuned me in on it back in the day. I likey.

  20. 20
    AndreA says:

    I hate to be nostalgic Gillan89

    You speak and quote about THE BATTLE RAGES ON ( that I consider more commercial than THOBL) but at the same time you forgive PERFECT STRANGERS!
    oh my god..

    I love THOBL and CTTB,
    songs like “the unwritten law” ARE a punch in the face,
    I like this kind of lyrics like I’ll rip your spine out, dirty dog,Roller…

    You ask me if I heard about the golden age (70s)..
    well..
    what do you think?

    ciao
    AndreA (1968)…

    ______________________________________
    to all the lovers of movies,
    I am sorry for my digression but
    as some of you know about me I have always approached my greatest 2 “heroes” of my life,Gillan and C.Eastwood. I wish to say to you all (mainly to Annemie 😉 ) that yesterday I saw his last movietrack called GRAN TORINO..
    that’s why I am not nostalgic, because these people still give me emotions that no one else does .
    I wanted/wished to tell you this, I love these artists, since I was a little dampler…
    I wanted to convey my emotions, as happens among friends, because you are a kind of friends for me,a purple friendship.

    Keep On Rockin!
    wishin’well

  21. 21
    ormandy says:

    #1

    RE: I know that purple members were not satisfide with horrible album (House of the blue light) but this one was even more horrible.

    Well lucky me, I love both albums. 🙂

  22. 22
    Gillan89 says:

    Yeah lucky you 🙂

  23. 23
    nsoveiko says:

    AndreA:
    you have 3 comments that went into the moderation queue (automatically flagged by our anti-spam software). two of them were identical letter-for-letter. one of them now appears above at #19.

  24. 24
    AndreA says:

    Dear nsoveiko
    I am sorry with You for this
    misunderstanding,to be sincere just soon after my 1st writing I got problem and I read “wordpress”.

    I thank you for your attention.
    Keep on
    good continuation,

    Ciao&Cheers

    A.

  25. 25
    Bill Crowther in UK says:

    Gillan and Glover…the only album I’ve consistently taken away on holiday in various guises from cassette tape to mini disc to MP3 player over the years and literally every holiday for so many years now, along with Steve Stevens Flamenco a Go Go. I have many happy memories of listening to various tracks in various situations and locations all over the world. Almost seemed like a musical backdrop. Well done to the guys. A proper reissue however is long overdue. Bring it on!

  26. 26
    Phil says:

    Perfect Strangers was my pick of the albums through that era if only for the title track. Nothing on House Of Blue Light or The Battle Rages On comes near it.
    Only one’s opinion though
    Cheers
    Phil

  27. 27
    Jeogger Matthews says:

    I have this album…
    It makes me want to vomit…
    Sorry Mr. Gillan…, sorry Mr. Glover.

  28. 28
    Sami says:

    AOP was a therapy album for G & G after the disappointing HOBL-sessions, and although it’s good pop I still don’t like it…if in the mood I prefer Pink Floyd.

    Nice clips though, Cheers

  29. 29
    Sami says:

    Got my copy of the One Eye to Morocco the other day, and it’s really growing on me : like the diversity & IG’s laid back vocals, and the band is as good as always.
    Although Gillan’s Inn & Live at Anaheim were great, Dreamcatcher was a disappointment, so I’m very pleasantly surprised. Got to eat my pointy hat now, Kippis 😉

  30. 30
    Sami says:

    Don’t know if it’s good or bad, but my wife likes ‘Morocco’ too…says it’s entertaining as hell, and it’s nice to hear Gillan sing with a ‘blues feel’ rather than to scream his head off. Got to believe her, right.

    Cheers to everybody, we’re off to our cottage for a couple of days to relax. Bye for now.

  31. 31
    More Black says:

    the clouds and rain is my fave.A pop gem!I real emotion to see the clip!!

  32. 32
    Rover says:

    I happened to like this record, even if it’s eclectic and overall something done out of pure fun. The Deep Purple rendition of Via Miami on the Concerto ’99 was excellent, if only available on audio.

  33. 33
    AndreA says:

    Via Miami, classic RnR,cool singing!
    This is an example where we can understand when Gillan claims to have always been a fan of Elvis Presley:
    RoooooooocNrooooooooL!

  34. 34
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    AndreA:

    His Presley influence shined even greater from the 80’s Gillan Band cover of ‘Trouble’……what a classic….

    Cheers

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