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The anti-AC/DC formula

NOW What 800The Montreal Blues Society is preparing a review of Deep Purple’s appearance at the Ottawa Bluesfest. In the meantime, we are happy to offer you their review of Now What?!

Ok, blah, blah, blah. What about the music? I pour myself a frosty Kool Aid and set myself on the king’s throne and hit play. Expecting a big ass riff to kick me in the bollocks, I am instead greeted with a mellow bass riff with some soon added guitar fills to start off ‘A Simple Song’. A subdued Gillan chimes in and the vibe is kind of Gabrielish or Gillan solo (not a bad thing)…but then BANG… Hammond, Ball, Pearl, Vigier, and Shure explode and come at me with a vengeance. A skull penetrating rhythm invades the prior serene lead in. It didn’t take long and I now keel over in pain from what I wanted. I can’t believe how prominent the bass sounds. The standard guitar solo is switched out for a great Hammond piece by Airey before the song 360s back to how it began. Beautiful. I don’t even make it to track two…repeat.

Read more at the Montreal Blues Society.

Thanks to Sean Willoughby for the info.

Watch this space for further developments.

7 Comments to “The anti-AC/DC formula”:

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    peter chrisp says:

    I need to make a decision i must admit i didn’t mind their recent “Now What” as it was more of a keyboard orientated album as a tribute to the late great Jon Lord, i have found online there is a 6disc edition of the album, you get the double album a dvd 3 maxi-cd’s what ever that means and T-Shirt, need some feedback, i don’t mind “selling” or giving away
    the 1 disc original edition.

  2. 2
    Dan Cavil says:

    Anti-AC/DC… Well put!

  3. 3
    rik_uk says:

    Brilliant track!

    Be perfect with a nice extended spaced out guitar solo.

  4. 4
    Jim Corrigan says:

    @#1 Peter, I tried to order this 6-disc set a long time ago from Amazon.ca/.com/.co.uk and all I ever got was, “We are still trying to find this item for you.” This went on for about a year and then I finally got a message saying that the item was no longer available. If you have a different source, great, I’d like to know as well, but just to let you know not to sell your 1CD before you have the 6CD in your hands. BTW, the 2-disc “Gold” version is very good with some new tracks being done live. Cheers! Jim.

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    peter chrisp says:

    Jim some great news the 6disc edition is on the way and inclusive is a t-shirt as i am in Australia it’s a great price too, i bought the original and gave it away, Jim if you like i will go back to the source and let you know for sure if it’s still available a great price in euro the original cost was 14.99 euros & i guess as their are a few extras they only charged me 12.39 euros plus postage, i have been shopping online for ages, let me know and i will give you all the details to the site

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    o says:

    I still need a real rock guitar sound. If not Blackmore then just a person with a ROCK sound. Or lear Steve to play with a more rock sound.

  7. 7
    Rock Voorne says:

    ” Offhand I can’t think of any of their previous album covers using purple font, go figure)”



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