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MACHINE HEAD

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

4.28 | 815 ratings

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b_olariu
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5 stars Deep Purple at their peak no doubt about it. If for some of you the previous work Fireball was not a totaly accepted as very good album, this one is right in your face kind album. Little more straight hard rock then early works who were proto prog, this albu mnamed Machine head from 1972 is a real winner. I'm not a big DP fan, but I know all their albums and some of them appeal more than others. This one is the best DP ever done, musicaly speaking, lyricaly I find Fireball more intristing and even funny in places. Machine head is full of outstanding musical ideas, that stands in time very well even after 40 years, is a real treasure of music in general, great influence for many bands and musicians. This is the most well known and the most popular DP album ever, even more popular than In rock, who by the way is another milestone in music history not only in their career. Every musician here simply shine, from the unmatched voice of Gillan to the outstanding organ passages of Lord, makes from this album a real plesure to listen and any fan or any listner of good music must own it. Ian Paice did a great job here , delivering some of the most intristing chops of the early '70 from music, with inteligent beats and real great breaks. The virtuoso behind the guitar Blackmore needs no introduction, a crafted musician and an outstanding performer and composer. Last but not least Roger Glover, the machine behind his bands who with Paice made and still make a real solid rhytm machine. So absolute every piece is a winner, not a weak one, better than predecesors, and even better than the next to come, Machine Head is a classic album. Who don't know Highway star or Smoke On The Water (among the most well known pieces ever by a rock band). My fav from here is Highway star and Lazy, who shows the real talent of this band in their peak of their career. Not much to add, this album is already known by everybody and reviewd by many, recommended for sure. Machine head is equal in importance in music history like is Selling for Genesis, Thick as brick for Jethro Tull, Dark side for Pink Floyd or Close to the ege for Yes. I have the Anniversary edition 1997 - 25 years from Machine Head with 2 CD, one with Remixes and one with Remastered pieces. I will gibve to Machine head simply and easy 5 stars among the best albums ever.
b_olariu | 5/5 |

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