Tag Archives: Deep Purple

Rainbow - down-to-earth-poster-1980

26/1/16 – Rainbow – Since You Been Gone – 1979 / Russ Ballard – Since You’ve Been Gone – Supersonic – 1976

When Metal bands aren’t scaring you with gravity defying clothing, blinding you with light shows that would shame the set designers from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind or guaranteeing that blood will pour from your ears treating you to deafness by the time your 25 – when they’re not insulting your intelligence with terrible lyrics or […]

The Butterfly Ball film cover art

11/12/14 – Roger Glover And Guests – The Butterfly Ball – 1974

A concept album and Rock Opera put together by Deep Purple’s Roger Glover based on the children’s poem The Butterfly Ball and Grasshopper’s Feast written by William Roscoe 1n 1802. It spawned Love Is All, a cheery song with a convincing vocal performance from Elf/Rainbow and future Black Sabbath singer Ronnie James Dio. The cover design […]

The Flower Pot Men (1967)

4/9/14 – The Flower Pot Men – Let’s Go To San Francisco – 1967

Let’s Go To San Francisco was a hit without a band. The song was written by Ken Lewis and John Carter (both pseudonyms) who had operated in different incarnations as singers, songwriters and band members. Writing Herman’s Hermits No.1 US hit Don’t You Hear My Heart Beat and writing songs for Brenda Lee, Peter And […]

Deep Purple 1970

26/6/14 – Deep Purple – No No No – Studio Rehearsal Beat Club Take 2 – 1970

Here’s a sonic and visual Rock gem of hats, hair and heavy tunes – Deep Purple Mk2 contributing massively to inventing a genre on German TV. Ritchie Blackmore’s dazzling skill and tone, Jon Lord looking like a busy chef creating an exquisite dish, a rhythm section of Ian Paice and Roger Glover joined at the hip […]