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Bremen town mad dog

The visuals are from a late 1960s Soviet cartoon The Bremen Town Musicians based on the Brothers Grimm classic.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.



29 Comments to “Bremen town mad dog”:

  1. 1
    George Martin says:

    Oh how I wish they would play this song live! There are so many great, great songs that get ignored. Just once I wish I could make the set list.

  2. 2
    Victor says:

    Honestly, didn’t think much of the video. In fact, I watched about 10 seconds before changing my screen to something else. I did leave the music blasting in the background though.

    Was this song always so good? Maybe it’s time to give HoBL some spins…

  3. 3
    MacGregor says:

    Thanks for that, really enjoyed it early morning on. The House of Blue Light, what a delightful album it is, the only post 70’s Purple album that inspires me, brilliant. Cheers.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I love the visuals, that artsy Russian cartoon style reminds me of Eastern Bloc children’s cartoons I saw in the 60ies which always had a certain look to them.

    The DP track is great too – like everything from THOBL which I consider to be among DP’s most adventurous albums together with Fireball und Purpendicular. That album really cries for a reissue.

  5. 5
    AndreA says:

    Big Song for a great album.
    Love forever.

  6. 6
    John M. says:

    @1 George Martin ‘Mad Dog’ was played at least once on the HOBL Tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ6KORteVSU

  7. 7
    stoffer says:

    @2 SAME!! couldn’t take the video, but went on to play THOBL in its entirety….underrated LP!

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’m glad to see that THOBL sees some reappreciation – at the time of its release I thought it far stronger than Perfect Strangers which had been welcome – hell, after 11 years any sort of Mk II output would have been lapped up by me -, but was Purple kind of treading safe (perhaps understandably so after such a long time apart). On THOBL nearly every track was somehow different and interesting, for Purple standards it was almost intellectual.

    The long versions that came out with only the CD at the time have TO THIS DAY (34 years later) not been remastered once! No band of similar stature has been so ill-served with remasters and new stereo remixes – it drives me mad. I look at the lavish boxed releases Esoteric Records have meanwhile done with each and every Be-Bop Deluxe studio album from the 70ies in comparison. Now I love me my BBD (and it’s reassuring that Bill Nelson loves Purple’s Machine Head though he himself consciously eschewed the guitar hero role laid out for him by his talent), but compared to DP they are an obscure (albeit criminally underrated) act.

  9. 9
    john says:

    @ george martin (and @6)

    They played it once, at the beggining of the tour, in Portland. “Mad dog in Portland” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ6KORteVSU

  10. 10
    john says:

    Oops!
    It’s the same one. Zorry John M. (from John to john :))

  11. 11
    MacGregor says:

    Perfect Strangers is over rated in my book & other Purple fans I knew back then also said so. When we heard THOBL, all seemed well. Well maybe not in the band as the old feud had most probably re surfaced by then. As they say, a bit of tension can create much more spark & sparks usually lead to fire, something like that. Blackmore’s solos are superb on Blue Light, extended jamming on a few songs also, the songs are much stronger, they were not resting on their laurels, which is what the Perfect Strangers album sounds like to me, except a few classics on that album of course. We need a remix & remaster of THOBL. Cheers.

  12. 12
    Uwe Hornung says:

    MacGregor, are you yet married?!

  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    Uwe, Never & I have managed to negotiate the paths of life that I have journeyed upon, free from the shackles of restraint. Also, I could never wear a suit at any ceremony or wedding or anywhere else.
    If I can just get through this life without ever wearing a suit, I feel I would have actually achieved something at least. Ha Ha. What is that Jimi Hendrix line ‘hey mr business man, you ain’t never gonna dress like me’. Something along those lines. Cheers.

  14. 14
    MacGregor says:

    Regarding my suit rave, not that I have anything against good people wearing a suit at all. I just would not feel comfortable wearing one myself. Cheers.

  15. 15
    Uwe Hornung says:

    But you wouldn’t have to wear a suit! Agreeing with me on THOBL suffices perfectly.

  16. 16
    MacGregor says:

    Ah, the old ‘but we do agree on certain things’ trick eh? And how long does that last, he, he! Cheers.

  17. 17
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @MacGregor, when he asked if you are yet married, are you sure you understood Uwe’s intentions…?
    Could of sworn I just heard JPY singing “Love is in the air”!. 🥰🥳😁😆😅😂🤣
    Oops!.

  18. 18
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @MacGregor… by the way, how’s that sense of humour?! 😈
    https://youtu.be/FmwQD1Y2k6g

  19. 19
    MacGregor says:

    Sir Blackwood – See what suits do to people, I was right, Ha Ha! Thanks for that, a laugh first thing in the morn with a coffee, Cheers.
    However I am a little concerned that Uwe may be trying to turn the Highway Star site into one of those so called ‘dating sites’ though. He, He. Remember that Blackadder episode when Baron Von Richthofen says to Baldrick ‘if you get lonely in the night I am in the old Chateau, there’s no pressure’!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlWhswW2fEA

    Classic. Cheers.

  20. 20
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @MacGregor… & then a little later on in the Baron’s dreams…
    https://youtu.be/upxf73fuVxs

    Props to Ade Edmondson!. 🥳
    I’ll bet he loves Deep Purple too…

  21. 21
    MacGregor says:

    Sir Blackwood – I am not sure about Ade’s musical tastes, if he is a Purple fan or not, however I do prefer him playing guitar. Crooning, even with the improv mid section, doesn’t suit him, & he was wearing one. Sorry, I had to throw that pun in. Cheers

  22. 22
    Uwe Hornung says:

    My intentions are always saintly.

  23. 23
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’d go as far as to say that I’m as judas as almost priestly!

    https://youtu.be/CZa4eMST76k

  24. 24
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @23 Uwe, your piggy two song reminds me of some old fun from years ago…

    https://youtu.be/ZoBDRXJU6NM
    Enjoy!. 🐖

  25. 25
    MacGregor says:

    I am still not sure about this Uwe character. Is he an angel that will sing me to my eternal rest, or an angel that fell from the sky. The jury is still out, he he he! Cheers.

  26. 26
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @MacGregor, our distinguished literary blogging companion Uwe, is a gentleman & a scholar & a good family man with Germanic idiosyncrasies & sensibilities. He is a dilettante & has a wonderful sense of humour!.
    I know how Aussie blokes love to take the piss out out of practically anyone, & will shit test anyone who is the slightest bit different… (especially their sexual preferences: E.g.- Is he a bloody poofter, or what?!).
    I’ve given Uwe a bit of a go, & I reckon he’s a good sport. He knows more than I & many others do in regards to all things related to Deep Purple. Of course that is all aside from his long & respectable legal career.
    I’m not shy to say that I envy him!.
    Uwe’s as big as a truck & fast as a door… What a guy!.

    This is dedicated to Uwe & MacGregor:
    https://youtu.be/vGDbXEk9USE
    🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻

  27. 27
    MacGregor says:

    Sir Blackwood – it is all good Sir, those sort of ‘Aussie blokes’ are the typical yobbo, a species I despise.
    If you knew how much I have deliberately stayed clear of them this past 50 odd years. I am rather embarrassed at being Aussie in many ways, because I am surrounded by them wherever I go & in my younger days was up against it in many ways trying to be ‘different’, but thankfully their not ALL like the proverbial yob. I am more European in influence & mind, love it, associate with people from that side of the world & a few Australians that are that way influenced as well. That is where the comedy hails from as you would have guessed. And comedy it is as well as music, art, history & literature etc. Thanks for the Deep Purple song, I have never heard that. A tip of the hat to you. Cheers

  28. 28
    Attila says:

    Though this little gem above (@26, B Richmore) was offered to Uwe and McGregor I listened to it and it really made me think.

    So here is my petition to the band and Bob Ezrin: if they ever make their 22nd studio album they should close it with this song.

    Not only a fantastic little tune but also fits their recently acquired habit of closing with a cover. And seriously what else to close with?
    Would also fit perfectly Ian Gillan’s musical inclinations I suppose.

  29. 29
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @27 & 28… Surely you know the story of how that old song ‘Deep Purple’ was a favourite of RB’s Grandmother?!. That’s why he named the band Deep Purple way back in the late 1960’s.
    https://www.thehighwaystar.com/rosas/faq/name.htm

    The Peter DeRose tune goes back to the early 1930’s, & the lyrics were added a few years later by Mitchell Parish.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Purple_(song)

    *MacGregor, I can’t just google your name & pick up the most basic info about you, as is the case with a certain renowned lawyer. However, you present in these blogs as a decent & thoughtful sort of fellow, & you share my taste in good solid rock music & British comedy.
    I like the way you think, old mate! 🤠

    I like the final words of the song ‘Deep Purple’ as it runs out…
    ….. We’ll always meet, here in my Deep Purple dreams!. ☔☮️♾️
    🏁🇬🇧🇦🇺🇺🇸🇩🇪etc…

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