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High baroque minor pentatonic

Couple reaction type videos on this slow news day.

Classical composer Doug was so impressed by Child in Time that he digs right into the whole of Machine Head. Here is side 1:

Meanwhile, lovely Elizabeth the opera singer continues fangirling about Ronnie James Dio with her take on Sabbath’ Children of the Sea:

Thanks to Mike Whiteley for the heads up.

5 Comments to “High baroque minor pentatonic”:

  1. 1
    Buttockss says:

    Doug is cool!, Hey Y’all !!

  2. 2
    evillouie says:

    If he’s that impressed with Child In Time, why didn’t he just dig into the rest of In Rock instead of a whole other album?

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Because In Rock is the much worse produced album with stuff on it that mostly never got played live except very early on! And Child in Time being the one track breaking the mo(u)ld on it. ; – )

    Seriously, In Rock put Purple on the map with its sheer energy and quality of the soloists (plus an iconic cover and for being in the right place at the right time), but Machine Head (played to death as it has been) is in a different league songwriting-wise. Grab an acoustic guitar and play all In Rock songs followed by all Machine Head songs and you’ll hear what I mean.

    With Machine Head and Who Do We Think We Are, Mk II were at their melodic zenith.

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    George in Ohio says:

    Spot on analysis, Uwe. In Rock has always been my favorite Purple studio album, exactly because of the raw energy and superb musicianship it exudes. Great cover art, insane solos – as you say. it put the guys firmly on the hard rock map and helped establish the genre. There was nothing comparable out at the time.

    But yes, Machine Head is probably a better songwriting album. Highway Star is arguably the best overall Purple song, and every other cut is similarly stellar and well crafted, melodically and harmonically. If you strip away the musicianship, the songs themselves at their core surpass the songs on In Rock.

    So…when you combine songwriting skills with the raw energy and superb musicianship, what do you get? Made in Japan – my favorite Purple album, overall.

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    George Martin says:


    “Highway Star is arguably the best overall Purple song”
    For me there’s no argument, it is not only the best Deep Purple song it’s the best song by anybody ever! My all time favorite! Just my opinion.

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