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MACHINE HEAD

Deep Purple

 

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4.29 | 939 ratings

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Malve87
5 stars Every band in rock and roll has its own masterpiece and this is Deep Purple's highest peak, for sure.

"Machine Head" is simply a legendary release. since it cointains a groundbreaking track as "Highway Star" an INCREDIBLE track, that show us the band in perfect shape, featuring an impressive guitar solo and a furious hammond solo both of them very heavily influenced by classical music, a prerogative of the band sound; in other words the only way to describe how it must have been this track own impact on the early 70's audiences around the world is: FROM ANOTHER WORLD.

The album, moreover, is also very well balanced it features convincing heavy rock numbers, like "Maybe I'm A Leo" and "Pictures Of Home", both very good tracks. When the listener come at track number five he finds out a tune that needs no introduction ; "Smoke On The Water", maybe nowadays, an overplayed song, but undoubtately a landmark in Rock histrory.

"Machine Head" carries on with a more informal track like "Lazy" ; a bluesy fast rock and roll, with superb unison counterpoints by Lord and Blackmore and finishes with a superbe Heavy, Heavy number called "Space Truckin" another stunning Deep Purple classic.

4.5 stars for an album with no true weak moments.

Malve87 | 5/5 |

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