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PERFECT STRANGERS

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.41 | 425 ratings

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obiter
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1 stars As a mid-eighties rock album this is passable: 2-3 stars As prog it should not feature in your collection 1 star

Knocking at your back door .. I hope it's not about what I think it is: " The log was in my pocket\When Lucy met the Rockett\And she never knew the reason why" Hmm "Feel it coming ... it's not against the law". Well paint me pink and call me Jeremy but that's not prog. it's classic sleazy Deep Purple (give Whitesnake a run for their money, oh yeah but that was DP mark VII whatever).

Under the Gun, it's not quite Biko or Forgotten Sons: " Stupid bastards and religious freaks/So safe in their castle keeps (Ohh nice rhyme ...)/They turn away as a mother weeps (wow and another one) Under the gun". Once again priceless DP. Is it prog? Not as we know it, Jim.

Side One ends in the same banal rock vein with Nobody's Home and Mean Streak: "She drives me crazy gets inside my brain/She spend my money down a drain/So I roll over for my reward".

Side Two: The one shining light in this bleary sleazy rockfest is Perfect Strangers. Gypsy's Kiss: the obligatory rock ballad. Groan. Wasted Sunsets and leads to Hungry Daze (how witty is that? Daze = days brilliant) which has the distinction of putting the proggre out of his misery.

Dreadful prog album: 1 star

PS As a sleazy teenage rocker I bought this album the day it came out and loved it for what it was.

obiter | 1/5 |

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