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3 stars I said in my Fireball review that Machine Head is a 'masterpiece'. Well, for a lot of people, it is, but for me, it's just a good album with some ups and some downs (and in the downers, I speak especially for Space Truckin' and Never Before, the two side-closers). Yes, there is Smoke On The Water, Maybe I'm A Leo, Highway Star and the pretty though long Lazy. But in its entirety, it's not as powerful as In Rock. Recorded in the Grand Hotel (Montreux, Switzerland) corridors after an incident related in Smoke On The Water (Montreux Casino's burning, during a Zappa/Mothers concert), this is a rock classic, for sure, but not the best Purple album at all. Too overrated, though more than correct. Very good one indeed.
Zardoz | 3/5 |


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