Friday, July 02, 2004

now playing..

Deep Purple In Rock

If you think you know Deep Purple, but all you've heard is "Highway Star" and "Smoke on the Water", you ain't heard nothin'. This is just amazing. Richie Blackmore's playing is so much more intense and impressive than on any other Purple I've ever heard, that it makes me wonder what the hell happened to him after this album.

In case you can't tell, I'm on a deliberate quest to listen other "metal" bands from the same era as Zep and Sabbath. Anybody who could've inspired Spinal Tap. Next stop: Uriah Heap. Then if I'm still interested, Budgie. I've been meaning to do this for years.

Once I complete this, I may finally go and get some real knowledge of Hardcore (something else I've been meaning to do and putting off for about 15 years).