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Leaving them in a state of limp shock

This review of a Deep Purple performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on May 25, 1970 had originally appeared in the New Musical Express on May 30 that year:

WHEN Jimi Hendrix broke up his Experience and went back to America, a huge gap was left in Britain. On-stage excitement was hard to find. But on Monday night, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, excitement returned in the shape of Deep Purple.

They played two shows to capacity audiences, and tore the place apart with their musicianship and controlled volume — which ranged from very gentle to vicious ear-splitting level.

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3 Comments to “Leaving them in a state of limp shock”:

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    Alex says:

    Couple of great paragraphs – the second one perfectly sums up Deep Purple.

    Yet within a few years NME became the enemy. Its sneering tone towards hard and heavy music while adopting an obsequious posture towards punk, post punk and new wave.

  2. 2
    Josh says:

    What a great review… 0

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    GAVIN MOFFAT says:

    I became a Purple fan ages 12 when this concert was shown on TV. Had never heard anything like it…. still hooked 😀

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