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Japanese girls still rule

Sadly, the Burn cover went up in smoke to the Youtube heavens (my personal wish to Warner Music and their lawyers is to go bust ASAP), but here is another one that you might enjoy.

41 Comments to “Japanese girls still rule”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:


  2. 2
    Fabiano says:


  3. 3
    Don Shelton says:

    Hmmm Japanese girl with hands that belong to a man?

  4. 4
    HZ says:

    Fire in fingers, fire in hart, fire in legs ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kill the king! What to say…

  5. 5
    stefan says:

    Lock N Loll…….Me like, gimme mole !!!

  6. 6
    elprupdeep says:

    kill the king…. a masterpiece . another one from mr “banjo”.
    for the one who think ritchie only play banjo….
    long live ritchie and long live DP.and R.J.DIO.

  7. 7
    Peter says:


    Dear Ritchie,
    look at this video an I hope you get hungry again for playing the REAL Music.
    Sorry, but your music today is kids stuff!
    Best wishes to all Rocks.

  8. 8
    Rune says:

    This was fun. This is maybe a man well dressed :)) This slighty modern version is good and with a twist of ‘Lost in hoolywood’ at the end is nice

  9. 9
    Thunderhawk says:

    Great stuff, i like this very much, Geat playing :D.

    @ Peter.

    I agree that it’s a big change from rock to medieval, but to say it’s kids stuff, I would’nt say that.
    It’s different, but stil very wel put together, Blackmore’s Night IMO is one of the creative things he’s ever done, to go from rock to playing folk that’s a big step and i respect that.

    That it is’nt rock does’nt meen it’s kids stuff, i,m in a metal band, i play guitar, but i also play banjo in a Irish folk band, and i have to say it’s more challenging for me to play folk on the banjo, than playing metal on my guitar.

    Chears!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

  10. 10
    james jay says:

    big hands + big feet = ?
    Great song and loved that whole album. Up next..”Lady of the Lake”

  11. 11
    adelDP says:

    Hi Guys
    It could be a man dressed as a girl its very common in the far east
    No offence to any sex

  12. 12
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    purplepriest 1965,

    Could not add a few cents on the Whitesnake blurb that the ever wise Tracy seems to have ended on #29. There must be constraints on total characters because I have seen other posts into the ’40’s…

    And if this is the case, it is because you took the form of Tolstoy with your lengthy commentaries.

    With that said, I still get great amusement on your struggles with change and the ongoing Purple Machine. I think I’ve mentioned numerous times before about appreciating different “flavours” of an entity, in this case Purple. From Mark 1 to present, all bringing ridiculously great talents to the family. Not a fan of JLT/S&M’rs although his association with Rainbow had some interesting moments.

    If you still cannot comprehend the brilliance that My Main Man Steve has brought to the family, well, it is what it is. I am not one to pity the Fules…

    Ah, one last thang. Insert Purpendicular perhaps with headphones and a pint. The album stands up with each and every Mark II album ever pressed….

    Big time…..

    “the beauty of it was that he was right…..!”



  13. 13
    Made in England says:


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    Ray says:

    By far the best guitar rendition of this song I’ve heard so far, she nailed practically the whole song. Yet, I still get an awkward feeling watching these videos. Japanese are well known for their love and passion for music. They really going into it. So I’m not surprised that there are Japanese girls that can play some really great guitar. In fact, Japanese youngsters are very Purple minded.

    But what if she turns out to be a man? I mean, come on, i’ve heard some really good guitar stuff played by Japanese girls, but playing in this league? She must be the true Guitar Goddess then! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    james jay says:

    @10–correct. I lived near Manilla in the PI 1979-1981 and they called cross dressers “Billy Boys.” They looked the part….. but had out door plumbing. Having said that–I enjoyed the clip.

  16. 16
    charlieo62 says:

    Male/Female… Whatever. “They” Shredded Ritchie and Smoked Blackmore!! Incredible guitar!!

  17. 17
    grannypants says:

    Good guitarist, but its a man, or was a man, or,,,, oh nevermind.

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    Moreblack says:

    To # 7:i’m glad that Ritchie’s music is considered kid’s stuff.Can you imagine if his music was old ladys’s stuff as does the current purple music?Come on you kids play the old real Purple stuff.

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    cpt.hook1971 says:


    i don’t care if male, female, transgender, black, white, green… or whatever.
    she sounds very skilled and it’s fun to listen to. seeing young people playing ’60s or ’70s stuff is still nice.
    this sounds like Y.J. MALMSTEEN or JASON BECKER, well: BLACKMORE on speed.


  20. 20
    hans says:

    – still waiting for gillan and morse writig such a tune.

  21. 21
    Patrick says:

    i think its yngwie trying to fool us !

  22. 22
    T says:

    What impressed me most is the legato–the playing is very fluid. In addition, the guitarist nailed the tone. The riffing is very Blackmorish in execution, particularly in the lower registers where the growl is just about right, and even the plectrum clack sound right. I’d love to see the set-up.

    But she wasn’t content to do a note-for-note copy, instead throwing in some of her own personality and influences as well.

    For example, the runs are very Malmsteen, so this interpretation is a hybrid and a very well executed one at that. Blackmore does not tend to do runs high up on the neck–nor does he do two-handed trilling or tapping–but the guitarist managed to merge the two so that it sounds like the song was written that way. Except for a couple of guitarists, this kind of technique usually sounds trite. Here it fits.

    You’re looking at very long hours of practice. A lot of effort went into this. It looks effortless–one hallmark of a good guitarist. This is what happens when you have fun with music instead of making it a chore.

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    Made in England says:

    I don’t care if it’s a girl or a boy…… she/he is brilliant. I love the way “she” swings her hips….

    I see a lot of these vids on YT. What I like about these well played vids is that you can see the detail in the composition. When listening to the originals it’s sometimes buried in the mix and live Ritchie is/was well known for dropping the finesse and going for the riff – being lazy in other words…. Seeing these songs played hard with all the detail is awesome.

    I found another one for Stargazer here. The guy adds his own fade out solo which although very good – it adds a new dimension to the song – is notable for being in a totally different style to the rest of the song. It’s still good though..


  24. 24
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Interesting enough arrangement with the modern fills, however irratic it tends to be here and there, it does seem to work okay.

    There you go again Moreblack. Now we’re old ladies if we enjoy a Purple w/out HIM, just because someone jabbed… oh boy, the creativity! A Gillan fronted Purple with Tiny f’ing Tim on guitar is fine by me, having nothing to do with ‘branding’, its obviously singers for me and guitarists for you, making the difference in rock music. It also draws a huge line for us, does it not? Don’t let a poke at your beloved get the best of you so that you have to resort to such nonsense in his defense. Its not even laughable, its just plain indignant. “Picture Of Innocence” for one small example, yep, that’s for the golden girls I suppose, old hag music, right?

  25. 25
    T says:

    Re: #23

    Made in England–that’s a very astute observation! You are exactly right. Much of the guitar detail IS often buried and live you get something else. One example that comes to mind is the plectrum tremolo in “Since You Been Gone”–hardly audible at all, and never done live.

  26. 26
    fernando says:

    Me caso en forma inmediata, con ese par de piernas hermosas, que mas encima sabe tocar guitarra

  27. 27
    Moreblack says:

    To # 24
    LOL i did like the ‘w/out HIM’.Sounds respectfull and reverent.But…see,one guy above was telling silly things about HIM,i just replied.And yes you’re more or less right,with Big Ian in front of stage even an arthriticall player would be fun.
    Love and dbs.

  28. 28
    yiannis says:

    I think it’s Ritchie…well he is used to dressing up! maybe he wanted to give a lesson to his son JR who SUCKS big time, and it’s a disgrace to use the surname of his father and the word “Rainbow”…

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    Gale says:

    It’s Yngwie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. 30
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    It’s Candice. She stripped him of his Rocks, now she also has taken his Mojo…..”Oh behavvvvvveeeee”.

  31. 31
    Rascal says:

    Have Ritchie’s tights slipped down??

  32. 32
    paintedhorse says:

    Is it a man or a woman? Frankly I’m not bothered, because theres some righteous plank spanking here. Go for it mini skirted one!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Australis says:

    This is an awesome version, absolutely rock hard! Someone get that girl (yes, I said girl!) in a studio with Dio, Paice, Lord and Hughes, and watch some serious ass-kicking!

    That would a be a dream act tosee!

  34. 34
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I dont know if it was the glitch on the Internet or Svante eating something wrong but……

    Again a post of mine dissappeared into oblivion.

    @ 12

    Dear Bill

    Are you still so glad with your cherry pie?
    All that brilliance and still no new album!

    I dont understand what you mean really.

    The brilliance of abscence?

    How is your lower back pain lately?
    Mine KILLED me since the summer of 2008!

    I gained lots of weight due to having to minimise my sports and frustration eating and drinking afterwards.

    It still hurts but since I quit the heavy schedule of about 3 to 7 times a week working out, mainly swimming though, it has become a bit more bearable.
    So “0vertraining”?

    But it could also be that WINTER was a strong factor in the proces.
    It seems, so I ve been told….., that my muscles and joints are the problem, and not really some kinda damage to my spine.
    And I really HATE cold.

    I miss the sports schedule of 2 years ago very much.

    But I kind of compromise with gardening right now.
    I tore down a big part of one of my cherry trees last weekend and I was wasted!

    The tree itself was not really a problem, the Rose ” Rambling Rector” which I had intertwined into it with great enthusiasm really gave me run for my money.

    I HAD to do this with regret because it was originally a great idea to combine a starving cherry tree with a rose.

    But due to the fact that the tree combined with the rose gave far more shadow than I expected.
    Even more stressing became the fact that the rose grew meters a year into the neighbouring gardens!!!!

    Not that I cared that much but they did ofcourse.(….)

    Well, maybe I will put up that great new vinyl by the Purps to lift my spirits.

    Cheers, Mark

  35. 35
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    purplepriest1965 @34,

    Smiling big time reading your post. Great stuff….

    Likewise some unwanted weight over the winter, but melting off like the snow tonnage that fell upon us. Lower back actually feeling good at the moment. Not a need for the chiro for some time…

    Brilliance wherever channeled, solo, the trio, dregs, guest slots on record. You are in fact right on the money on The Purp’s. Can’t debate that….

    Your gardening commentary has left me with no other recourse than to take a walk into “the plant” for retrieval of an oz. of phenethyl alcohol. Perhaps a slice of cherry pie for lunch and I will surely be good to go….

    Again, great stuff. Adroit to say the least….



  36. 36
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Slipped here and there…..

    Dunno why I said Bill instead of Ted, maybe some Freudian mix up?

    Btw, another slip ocurred last week when I said that Rainbow started the show with LLRandR instead of No More Tears.
    It should have been Too Late For Tears ofcourse.

    Nobody notices or cares probably.

    I probably confused the title with a once famous Streisand and Summer duet……



  37. 37
    Soren says:

    Priest @ 36:

    About the No more tears slip the other week…
    I just thought you meant the Ozzy song…:-)

    Seriously though, in my mind it was pretty obvious what song you meant, so why bring it up for questioning?

    (Just to let you know that someone IS reading your posts…:-) )

    All the best

  38. 38
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hi Soren

    I like OZZY, although I preferred him in Sabbath .
    I feel he has acted kinda dubious in relation to issues like the Daisley and Kerslake thing.

    His soap was hilarious but lasted way too long.
    He better had put real effort in a NEW studio album with BS and or release Iommi and let him do some more great things with the likes of Tony Martin for example.

    I know his song but somehow that did not come to mind at first.
    I had to be reminded…..

    No problemo, OZZY is always OZZY……
    And I m not.

  39. 39
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Funny, I just figured it was wishful thinking…..

    Maybe Priest is finally so tired of Crying about TMIB not being in Purple, he was actually thinking subconsciously ‘No More Tears’…….


  40. 40
    Philip Veerman says:

    Maybe this is the Woman From Tokyo.

  41. 41
    Jeff Goyen says:

    Aha, yes Philip ( 40 )- “My Woman from Tokyo, she makes me see”…. ( and perhaps hear )

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