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Comment on Roger joins the circus by Realhammond

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:41:50 +0000

Saw them in `82 with Jon Lord. Met him after the show for a few minutes. There was no pen to find to sign anything. What a shame. There has been also Colin Hodkinson. Shortly after that he joined Whitesnake. Pete York was one of the "old Boys" for me. It´s 35 years gone.

Comment on The end of the road by CP

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:30:04 +0000

It was a nice write up, but so much inaccurate info that has been passed down through the years. Nice they tried, though.

Comment on One of a Kind by Tommy H.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:46:38 +0000

Cool video and song. As a Hammond player I was delighted to hear the vibrato for once instead of the chorus that everybody uses. You can do quite funny sounds with it, e.g. oriental flute sounds. Back in the 50ies there was a jazz Hammond organ player called Milt Bruckner who was famous for using the vibrato of the Hammond to make all sorts of funny sounds with it. Watching him play was like watching Mickey Mouse playing organ, most hilarious :-). Anyway, Carl Sentance is one hell of a vocalist!

Comment on The end of the road by Jeff

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:27:51 +0000

Adrian@17 That is a very surprising view. The first Rainbow album was killer and Blackmore and Dio have referred to it as "the best one." "Only three good songs?" The only out of place tune is "If you don't like Rock n Roll" and that was essentially an Elf tune. The production was dry and very similar to "Stormbringer." I saw this Deep Purple line- up in Providence Rhode Island 1976. (Nazareth opened. *Nazareth were great btw) Bolin was awful and Hughes (who is a monster talent) appeared fairly out of it. I was bummed and missed Blackmore. Ian Paice was playing incredible during this era. Jon Lord was typically great too. That first Rainbow album never left my turntable that whole summer and even to this day I feel is just a magical album.

Comment on One of a Kind by Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:04:51 +0000

Damn! Sounds great!.... Singer, cross between DIO/Geof Tate.

Comment on Deep Purple art and history exhibition by metacosmos

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:15:54 +0000

WE know there are thousands of bands all around the world who play DP songs, it would be nice that most of them could play some song at that exhibition, the same way that in Liverpool many Beatles tribute bands play every year or many singers who play George Brassens songs do it in France every year.

Comment on Roger joins the circus by max

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:26:13 +0000

A dream come true! And such a great line up! Just a couple of weeks ago I saw Albie Donnelly with Supercharge which is always great. His other DP connection? He played on Naked Thunder... Can't wait for december.

Comment on One of a Kind by Ivica

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:47:53 +0000

HM song , Black Sabbath era Tony Martin

Comment on One of a Kind by Marcus

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:29:11 +0000

They played "Victim of Pain" and iirc "Need you so bad" tonight and very fine they were. Given they were the only songs the crowd did not know, they went down very well. Most of the rest of the evening was Rainbow, with the odd classic bit of Purple and of course Beethoven - introduced as Difficult to Play. They did throw in Still Got the Blues and a Colosseum II piece - plus Mr Crowley. Paul Reid Smith joined them on guitar for Johnny Be Good as an encore, then they lost focus and went South, a little bit of Hocus Pocus before a long jam on Hush. If you want to hear some Rainbow hit singles, played by a tight rock band with a leader at the height of his instrumental talents - there really is only one choice.

Comment on One of a Kind by Mathias

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:19:37 +0000

Can't wait to see them live again next Friday and Saturday ;-)

Comment on One of a Kind by Wisdom Wake

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:48:09 +0000

Looking forward to it

Comment on Roger joins the circus by Blackwood Richmore

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:08:47 +0000

The only thing missing is the Spencer Davis Group!.

Comment on One of a Kind by Blackwood Richmore

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:05:53 +0000

Video sounds like Deep Purple meets Nazareth meets Bruce Dickinson.... Very good!

Comment on One of a Kind by Rob Poyton

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:14:38 +0000

Nice one!

Comment on Roger joins the circus by Jim Grogan

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:02:14 +0000

But is he going to pack his trunk and go with a trumpety trump?

Comment on One of a Kind by Marije Essink

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:42:41 +0000

I heard two new songs from this upcoming release live last night, great stuff!

Comment on One of a Kind by Ron Schroen

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:40:25 +0000

Gotta have this! (image) (image) (image)

Comment on The end of the road by FrankZapper

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:48:34 +0000

Live they weren't up to much (poor Tommy just wasn't the player to replace our Ritch) & I was at the Wembley gig but CTTB is a fantastic album, different yes, but nevertheless a great album in it's own right.

Comment on The end of the road by Henrik

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:38:21 +0000

What happemed to the documentary? There are concerts available since they were filmed for the in-house screen.

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by John K

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:09:54 +0000

In response to #5, I'll be nice to get this posted and just say 'not correct'. I've been a Dregs fan since about 1992. The only reason DP interests me is because of SM. The Dregs usually draw good quality people as I'm sure DP does. Since the guitar was stolen during load in, it was probably not a fan at all, just a common thief. In any case you should not blame any group of people since we do not know who did it. I have High Tension Wires and the last piece on the album is a beautiful acoustic/electric piece. So that must be the guitar. I really hope Steve gets it back in perfect condition.

Comment on The end of the road by clay

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:49:04 +0000

Even though the performances on the 1976 tour swayed from good to awful, at least the show at Long Beach was one of DP's best of the tour. It was also recorded live for a radio broadcast and eventually released on cd.

Comment on The end of the road by Jim S.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:37:50 +0000

I've always liked Come Taste The Band...a nice blend of edgy rock with funky/soulful element. There is some good stuff there and good production. That the supporting tour went to hell in a hand basket isn't surprising given the drugs. The Zen of Then: They couldn't be where they are today without that experience as a cobblestone in the path. It all leads to this moment.

Comment on The end of the road by Adrian

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:49:40 +0000

Come Taste The Band! What a magnificent Deep Purple album. All killer, no filler (ah well, even the filler I Need Love is excellent, lol). Especially the Kevin Shirley remixed and remastered version. All players are in top shape especially Tommy Bolin. At the time a very underrated album and blown away in the press by the Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow debut album. In hindsight Rainbow's first album is a very lackluster affair, with only 3 good songs on it and a very murky, dull production that did not stand the test of time. Ok it introduced us to the late, great Ronnie James Dio. But changing Lord, Paice, Coverdale and the multi-talented Hughes for a mediocre band like ELF is just crazy.....

Comment on BCC alive at sea by RB

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:12:23 +0000

Oh dear, this isn't good.

Comment on Glenn Hughes adds German dates to Classic Deep Purple live tour by RB

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:10:03 +0000

Does anyone else think that on the poster Glenn looks like Michael Jackson?

Comment on The end of the road by Lajos

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:50:10 +0000

As much as i couldn´t stand CTTB (becouse Blackmore didn´t played on it) as much I love it nowdays.Better than most off the post ´84 albums. True DP classic.

Comment on The end of the road by mike whiteley

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:04:41 +0000

When I first read The End Of The Road,I thought the plug had been pulled on The Long Goodbye Tour sooner than expected.

Comment on The end of the road by Vincek

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:14:50 +0000

“Come taste the band” is better than The Battle Rages in, Perfect strengers, Stormbringer, The hous of blue light, S&M and Who Do We Think We Are...

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by Ted The Mechanic

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:01:51 +0000

@8 Kim, Congratulations. You take the cake for a model of ignorance at this point in the thread. Unbelievable.... Peace, Ted

Comment on The end of the road by Adel

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:04:53 +0000

You can't blame it on the drugs abuse entirely, it was a natural end to an era of late 60s early 70s hard rock/heavy metal. Even Ian Gillan and Roger Glover could not have saved the band from collapsing if they were to remain in.

Comment on The end of the road by Scott W.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 03:19:37 +0000

A very auspicious time to print this article as today is March 15 the date of Mark IV’s last concert!

Comment on BCC alive at sea by Theo

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:43:48 +0000

This is Ritchie's song. No one can do this song justice, Joe is a great guitarplayer, but he's no Ritchie. Sadly Ritchie isn't that Ritchie himself anymore. But hey he's 70+ and he gave us so many great songs and riffs, so I can accept , at this stage of his career, he isn't the best anymore.

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by George G Martin

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:49:30 +0000

Check the local pawn shops, it will turn up.

Comment on 2018-03-09 – Dixie Dregs – Collingswood, NJ by

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:44:47 +0000

Note; Journey at the time was an instrumental band.

Comment on Memories in Rock II by nupsi59

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:07:20 +0000

Hi everyone, there are several clips on youtube from Rainbow's "Waiting for a Sign". Here's the one with some pics onstage and beyond: Enjoy and have a nice Day!

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by Ted The Mechanic

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:13:09 +0000

This absolutely sucks. I saw both shows in Collingswood & Newton New Jersey respectively. Steve was playing a blond classical guitar and I didn't think much about using a different instrument than the blue Buscarino. "I love mankind, it's people I can't stand." - Charles Schultz Off to NYC tomorrow night and then Pittsburgh next Thursday. Needless to say, standing ovations all night long including someni (:>) jaws dropped. Thank you Maestro Morse and each and every Dreg. And prayers for the return of your priceless guitar. Peace, Ted

Comment on The end of the road by mike whiteley

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:42:23 +0000

Any avid Purple fan already knows most of this story from other sources.A decent article,though. I did not know the quote attributed to Bolin at the end.

Comment on BCC alive at sea by Matthew D.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:17:10 +0000

I always loved good screaming but when there a scream on every second word it’s just annoying to listen to. I said the same thing when Gilman put screams in everywhere. Matt

Comment on The end of the road by errol arias

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:57:21 +0000

Hi..."Come taste the band" was a great album . The most recent reiusse (the 2 CD version) brings a new dimension to the sound of this work. HIghly recommended. IMHO , "Come taste the band" is better that some albums of the Morse era.

Comment on The end of the road by Vincek

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:06:16 +0000

Nice. I love MK4.

Comment on The end of the road by Blackwood Richmore

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:47 +0000

Here we go again...

Comment on The end of the road by Nicholas Pawloff

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:16:35 +0000

Mark IV has ways been an avant-garde musically creative line up. Even today, CTTB sounds as fresh, powerful and new as ever. Although I profoundly hate saying I prefer this or that record, well, in this very case, CTTB is the most striking of all the studio records.

Comment on The end of the road by Wiktor

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:47:46 +0000

It finally dawn on the band...especially Lord and Paice...that this was...NOT..Deep Purple...... How did Mk II come to be MkIV........... So sad......

Comment on The end of the road by Laurent Matras

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:24:20 +0000

Why rehash this story over n over? Yawwwwwn

Comment on The end of the road by Kevin Kober

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:43:42 +0000

A sad honest read. Thanx for the link. Gonna stick CTTB on a bit later tonite, for old times' sake...

Comment on The end of the road by Micke

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:21:44 +0000

Absolutely love CTTB. Have grown and grown over the years.

Comment on 2018-03-15 – Don Airey – Velden am Wörthersee by podzilla

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:45:30 +0000

Looking forward! Got tickets already!

Comment on BCC alive at sea by Tommy H.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:22:23 +0000

@ Adel: A brilliant voice is a great tool. It's how a voice is used which makes a hell of a difference. You can even hurt yourself with the best hammer available. Gillan is far away from what Glenn can do - nevertheless he makes the best out of it. I can't say the same thing of Glenn regarding this recording of Mistreated. Glenn himself sang that song so many times during his solo career and almost as many outstanding versions of his performances do exist. So it's not about bashing the man.

Comment on The end of the road by Vincenzo Macinante

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:06:29 +0000

Tommy Bolin and Glenn Hughes performed very bad because of their drugs addiction.

Comment on The end of the road by Brian Miller

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:01:11 +0000

Coverdale couldn't sing on key or carry a tune.

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by Kim Peters

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:12:40 +0000

dixie dregs fans are trouble....deep purple fans would never do that.

Comment on Memories in Rock II by Blackwood Richmore

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:12:03 +0000

Well, I've listened to the new single, "Waiting for a sign", many times now. It's quite good.... It's obviously a Blackmore's Night song, except with hot Ronnie Romero singing the words... But, as with the recent version of the Rainbow single "I Surrender", you can bet your boots that Candice has also recorded a set of vocals for " Waiting for a sign", for an upcoming Blackmore's Night album. It's that obvious. So, R.B. has slowed right down now... he's old. The guitar work may not have speed, but it is very melodious. I like it. Let's just hope that TMIB will supply us with many more of these gems...

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by VSD

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:37:09 +0000

I can't believe this happened! This guitar has been around since High Tension Wires! I hope Steve manages to get it back soon in perfect conditions; it sure is a priceless article. Long live the Dregs!

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by Tommy H.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:35:23 +0000

To a musician everything else is just stuff and if it's stolen it's not the end of the world. But an instrument is a very personal thing, sometimes it's so special that you search for it your whole life. To someone else it's only some piece of gear which looks nice at best. A musician would never do anything to another musician's instrument - and certainly not steal it.

Comment on Glenn Hughes adds German dates to Classic Deep Purple live tour by Mathias

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:41:56 +0000

Can't wait to (finally!) see him and listen so some incredible songs in Bensheim! But first Don Airey next week at the same venue.

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by Blackwood Richmore

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:55:53 +0000

That's awful. Find the thief pronto!.

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by CP

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:34:17 +0000

I had the Butterfly Ball Radio Special. Basically, there was a cue sheet with questions typed on it. The DJ would ask the questions and Roger would "answer" via the LP, so it sounded like a live interview.

Comment on Steve Morse’s guitar stolen by Marije Essink

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:13:39 +0000

FYI, this happened on March 7, during load in before the show, at the back of the theatre. The guitar in question is a handmade custom built Buscarino.

Comment on BCC alive at sea by Adel

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:59:24 +0000

What makes me laugh is the fact that people hates a singer with a great voice and can scream and hit the high notes with so much ease. I would love to hear their views on Our beloved Ian Gillan's voice singing THWS or Space Trucking live recently. Glenn will not sing it like Coverdale because he doesn't copy he sings from the soul. Peace and love to u all

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Buttockss

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:29:09 +0000

I have the original album with lyrics.....Love the Dio songs, his voice never sounded more amazing and so beautiful on them.

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Tim Summers

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:57:29 +0000

'...the restoration and re-release of the Butterfly Ball video last year' referred to here was cancelled. - "Due to unforeseen licensing and legal issues we are no longer able to complete this campaign and produce the products offered therein as we intended. We are therefore closing the campaign with immediate effect and will refund all orders." One assumes after Roger (justifiably) got all legal on their asses. This latest offering seems to be just a re-hash of previously released audio stuff with a few remixes thrown in...

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Steve Clowes

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:31:28 +0000

Probably go the same way as last years pledge campaign for the dvd

Comment on BCC alive at sea by ShrewsTyke

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:32:40 +0000

Who called this man the voice of rock? He ruins what could have been an excellent version of this classic with his awful caterwauling.

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Martin Ashberry

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:56:26 +0000

Is this sanctioned by or is Roger involved? Last I heard, there was an unauthorised release planned that he was not happy about, unless my source is wrong......(!)

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by KC1961

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 11:13:40 +0000

I also have the original vinyl, still in decent condition. Still listen to it now and again.

Comment on Memories in Rock II by davidka3

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:35:50 +0000

Where should I buy the single? I checked Amazon and ebay and not listed yet, Thanks

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Blackwood Richmore

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:46:39 +0000

The whole shebang... Ka-ching! I believe Kate Bush was a fan of this album. Very nice.

Comment on BCC alive at sea by HardRockPete

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:03:52 +0000

Hah! Joe Bonamassa plays the riff wrong:-D And Glenn, why all those out of tune screams? Try to SING instead! You know, you are a great singer, but that wailing.... No! Other than that, fairly good version of a truly great song.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by mike whiteley

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:41:40 +0000

@ 25- GREAT to see you back here,Tracy !! Hope all is well with you.

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Stuart Bartlett

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:26:10 +0000

and let us not forget Sir Maximus Mouse, Tom Fox , agreed?

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Stuart Bartlett

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:24:10 +0000

Maybe...but I have one signed by the man!! At 60 it is good to top trump no doubt younger fans!!

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Dave Skelton

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:16:17 +0000

I have the vinyl.

Comment on BCC alive at sea by Tommy H.

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:47:56 +0000

I enjoyed Joe's guitar playing in Mistreated but, to express it mildly, it wasn't a good moment for Glenn. When David sang that song back in the day it had great dynamics, soul, tension building up and intensity. You could feel the emotion. Ronnie's version was similar in that respect. And here, absolutely nothing and then all of a sudden these overpowering weird out-of-tune screams which end up anywhere. Terrible.

Comment on BCC alive at sea by DeeperPurps

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:04:43 +0000

Glenn Hughes! The Voice of Rock!! 66 years old and listen to the notes he can still hit! Unbelievable!

Comment on Butterfly Ball remaster by Sergio Rodriguez

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:01:02 +0000

I have this vinil!!

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:38:15 +0000

Fantastic!!!! Great to see the PURPS get their due. I sorta agree with 'stoffer' here regarding INFINITE. I do teeter back and forth between it and 'Now What'. I have both CDs in my home player and set it on 'Random Play'. Both albums go so well together and compliment each other yet are way different. As with 'Stoffer' we too saw Purple in 2017, at the same venue and got to hang out for a spell. Next we are going to hook up in St. Louis on May 7th to see the Purple Tribute band "Perfect Strangers".... lookin' forward to it Stoffer. And again.... CONGRATS TO DEEP FRIGGIN' PURPLE!!!!!! CheerZ

Comment on 2018-03-09 – Don Airey – Great Yarmouth by Nigel Young

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:18:35 +0000

09.03.2018 Legends Of Rock #DonAireyOneOfAKindTour I Surrender

Comment on Glenn Hughes adds German dates to Classic Deep Purple live tour by Adel

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:18:40 +0000

How about Glenn Hughes performs classic 'Black Sabbath' live!!!! Or How about Glenn Hughes performs classic BCC live. Judging from Glenn's live proformences he will definitely carry the DP flag with great pride once the current DP line up says goodbye to touring.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Blackwood Richmore

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:11:15 +0000

mike Whiteley @ 17, I still listen to infinite every day, I love it. It's a magnificent album. I adore 'All I got is you'.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Buttockss

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:02:38 +0000

Happy ever after.

Comment on Memories in Rock II by RB

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:16:40 +0000

Do we need to hear 'Since You've Been Gone' or another version of 'Black Night'? There are much better songs in both the Rainbow and Deep Purple back catalogues: 'Bloodsucker', 'The Fool', 'A Light In The Black', 'Gates Of Babylon.'

Comment on Best British Band and Album by stoffer

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:51:24 +0000

Very well deserved award!! Congrats to the band as well as Bob Ezrin and also to the fans, US if you will, for still following!! Infinite is in my opinion the best LP of the Morse era right up there with Perpendicular. I DO NOT want to start a Blackmore vs. Morse debate, we've been there and done that (pointless)!! Congratulations again to Deep Purple, the best band in the world, saw them in the US in 2017, hope to see them 1 more time.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by James Gemmell

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 23:38:58 +0000

I saw where a young musician was saying most of today's groups "have one foot stuck in the 1970s, and he proceeded to say guitars are old hat. It makes me appreciative that I'm old enough to have grown up in an era when rock and pop music were part of the fabric of life. That fabric was long ago ripped to shreds in the United States. Yes, there are still some fine bands, but mostly it's garbage music over here. The music "industry" and the corporate beancounters killed it for good.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by rob

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 04:45:56 +0000

Best British band ! Best British album! Cool ! The foo Fighters got best international band. Best International Album too

Comment on Best British Band and Album by mike whiteley

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:51:42 +0000

Wow,I completely forgot All I Got Is You. ( I said I don't listen to inFinite very often.) That song is solidly in the top four.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Tommy H.

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:28:07 +0000

We have to enjoy these last days when you have our beloved Purple as best British band, but I'm also far from sad to see bands like Foo Fighters, Metallica or Alice Cooper here. They've also been in the business for a long time. Purple was founded in April 1968 - next month we can say that this was 50 years ago. Next year it'll be 25 years since Steve had joined the band and it'll be 50 years ago that Ian and Roger joined for the first time.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by mike whiteley

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:36:38 +0000

Almost a year after its release,I don't listen to inFinite very often. It didn't grow on me.One third of it is great-Bedlam,The Surprising,Birds Of Prey.A slightly bigger chunk of it is OK-Hip Boots/Vegas/Get Me Outta Here/Johnny's Band..(Putting Paradise Bar on the album would've made 5 OK songs) The remainder-On Top Of The World/Roadhouse Blues-is a double shot of terrible. While I am glad for any praise Deep Purple gets as it moves ever closer to Goodbye, inFinite is not the album I'll play to remember the last line-up.

Comment on Memories in Rock II by RAH

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:55:52 +0000

@3 Being in the music business as long as both of these guys have been, I'd be willing to say Mr. D knows about Mr. B. @5 It'll be posted at some point on you tube, isn't just everything after awhile? @6 Well, then don't buy or see the dead cow. They're going to play and sell what they want anyway, with or without you. Could Ritchie even do the 'speeded up "part at the end of 'Mountain King' these days anymore?

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Ivica

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:09:05 +0000

Boys have done a good job, an "Infinite" very good album, four new classics: "Time for Bedlam", "All I Got Is You", "The Surprising" and "Birds of Prey." "Infinite" among between ten best albums of DP all times / my ranking between 6 and 8 places / Thanks to UK ... for Football and Deep Purple! :)

Comment on Best British Band and Album by yance

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:55:54 +0000

Not really sure why I am surprised. It makes perfect sense.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Les Hedger

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:02:02 +0000

They've been my favorite band since 1973. To me, they are the best rock band of all time!! Sorry Beatles, Zep and Stones fans.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Dive

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 06:30:16 +0000

Purple is a musician band. Many of the other bands that are winners here and are members of the hof would not even exist without Deep Purple. Deep Purple shows are always great, but every once in while they do one that is that great that it will blow you away. Watching them playing highly complex tunes with an ease that reminds one of making a cup of tea is an incredible experience. A lot of people don't realise how slick these old dudes are. Man I wish I will be like them when I am that old.

Comment on Glenn’s Purple set in the UK by Arthur

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:57:34 +0000

Glenn came to New Zealand with the "Sons of Cream" tour. Many who saw that had no idea who Glen Hughes was! His rendition of Mistreated, just him and an acoustic guitar was phenomenal. Later last year he brought his Classic Deep Purple tour, which many turned up to on the strength of that previous performance. He didn't disappoint. I never thought that I would hear these songs sung like this ever again. We have been treated to Joe Bonamassa a couple of times down here, and now Glenn has visited. Pity we can't get them together!

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Rob

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:06:13 +0000

Dash it Blackers #3 but I bally well agree. A tickety-rickety-boo result and mine's on brown bread, no crust, if you please.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by GARETH

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:04:00 +0000

Infinite is one of Purples greatest albums.Hopefully there will be one more before they retire.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by errol arias

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:54:40 +0000

Alright ... yes : Best British Band. And like #7 said : "The best band in the world".I agree with that. But, c'mon .. .Best British album ? Infinite? That is an album that lacks the variety, virtuosity and brilliance of "Now What" (to name the most recent album of the band) .. If it were not for the three pieces that they usually choose to play live ("Time for Bedlam","The Surprising" and "Bird of Prey" ) ,that album would be easily forgotten. What were the other participants in the categories of the best British album of 2017? I have listened to albums of British bands released in 2017 that are much better than "Infinite" ....

Comment on Memories in Rock II by The Hawk

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:21:06 +0000

Hats off to Ritchie!!! These were really great shows with surprising setlists - hope they faded out the clapping in "Carry on Jon', great he included the 'Blues' with 'Lazy' and brought back 'All Night Long' - still miss 'Burn' and 'Still I'm Sad' which were also played but hope for the return of 'A Light In The Black' that year - were at the Bietigheim Concert in 2016 for myself which blow me away immmediately when Ritchie belts out the Intro for STARGAZER - still love Blackmore's Night - saw them last year in Munich - a complete set without Strat - but with his 7 year old daughter Autumn singing 'Ghost Of John' onstage ;-)

Comment on Memories in Rock II by Jet Auto Jerry

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:25:40 +0000

@#2, Gary. G-Man, Amazon may be incorrect (again) on that so hold out hope. I know that Amazon lists it as a single CD but down below, right above the track listing, in the Editorial Review they say that it is a double CD and has the DVD. I know that the solos are not as long as they were back in the day but I still don't think that all of those songs would fit on a single disc. FYI - This is not the first time that Amazon-US has had wrong "info" at the top of the page and it tends to happen more with "imported" albums. I am pretty sure that they had the first BCC album (extra DVD), the California Breed (also extra DVD and they STILL only show 1 disc even though it has a DVD with it) and pretty sure that the Now What Gold Edition was the same before it was released showing as one disc even though they had more in it.

Comment on Best British Band and Album by George G Martin

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:29:36 +0000

Yes Ian I agree " You are a dam good band"!

Comment on Best British Band and Album by Kevin Kober

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:58:58 +0000

Well deserved, and it’s great to hear from Paicey, too!