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2017 will be a good year ...
« on: November 25, 2016, 11:19:18 AM »


 :mrgreen: ;D :mrgreen: :) ;D :mrgreen: :) ;D :mrgreen: :) ;D

I could already kill for that drum intro and that snarling organ ...  8)
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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 09:57:19 AM »

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 01:45:24 PM »
I'm at peace with that, they don't have to die on a tour bus for me. 50th anniversary is a good time to close the book - when they were basically "casted"/put together by a bunch of semi-wealthy business men that hoped to be the next Brian Epsteins and Andrew Loog Oldhams in 1968, who would have thought that they would exist for 50 years (minus the 8 year hibernation from 1976 to 1984)? They've had a great run and only 2 out of 13 members have left us.

Alas!, with DP ending, 'tis time for me too then ...

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 02:51:46 PM »
Chief Dan George in Little Big Man: it's a good day to die...

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 04:13:14 PM »
I remember when I were a lad...
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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 01:09:46 AM »
With Gillan and Glover at Ian's south Portugal villa during their lyrics writing sessions for the new album.

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 03:28:43 AM »
For the nostalgic...

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 03:07:01 PM »
New teaser - such a splendid racket!

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 08:51:02 AM »
Well that sounded almost proggy! I'm a sucker for the B3. I might have to pick this one up.

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 01:10:31 PM »
They've been sounding this progggy for a while. It's Don Airey's prog roots (he played in Jon Hiseman's Colosseum II before earning proper money as everybody's favorite heavy rock keyboard sideman) coming through, he's unleashed with DP and Steve Morse (himself no stranger to prog) is gracious enough to give him all that room. These days, DP is an organ-driven band (more so than they were in Deep Purple line ups of yore with the possible exception of Mk I - Hush era) with a very good guitarist playing contently second fiddle. Deep Purple's sound was always shaped by a Hammond loud in the mix, but Don Airey has upped the ante.

And Gillan's vocal lines which have always avoided the obvious and ear-friendly (to the chagrin of Blackmore) only add to the prog flavor because he only writes them after the band has finished recording its instrumental work completely. They don't "make room" for him. He only recently repeated that DP is essentially an instrumental band and that he "gets to sing a little over their music". He drove Sabbath nuts during the recording of Born Again as they were unused to his process. They would play parts to him and ask him whether he regarded it as a verse or a chorus and he'd say: "I dunno, finish the song, and then I'll decide what to sing."

This song here owes more to ELP once it starts (around 1:40) than traditional DP:



Or this here:




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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2016, 08:03:33 AM »
They've been sounding this progggy for a while. It's Don Airey's prog roots (he played in Jon Hiseman's Colosseum II before earning proper money as everybody's favorite heavy rock keyboard sideman) coming through, he's unleashed with DP and Steve Morse (himself no stranger to prog) is gracious enough to give him all that room.

Didn't really know Airey's history. But DUH - Steve Morse! Makes a lot of sense now.

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 04:02:00 PM »
Colosseum II were sort of a white boy's wet dream of jazz fusion prog metal - King Crimson fans will probably approve.



Dave W? Not so much.  ;D

Don's next band was somewhat less demanding on the ears, the drummer would later on get him a job in Rainbow.



And then there is always this:

« Last Edit: December 07, 2016, 04:12:26 PM by uwe »
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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2016, 10:35:44 AM »
Ian Paice is a great shuffle player ...

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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 03:32:12 PM »
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Re: 2017 will be a good year ...
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 10:55:39 PM »

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The Norway tour date is announced, I see..