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MACHINE HEAD

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

4.28 | 866 ratings

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lozc636
5 stars This is one of my favourite albums of all time. Every song plays a part, there are no fill-ins here.

Highway Star is a fast and vibrant start to this legendary CD. The work of Blackmore on the guitar is a personal highlight. Jon Lord on the keyboard is also sensational.

Maybe I'm A Leo slows the tempo but brings in the jazz style to Purple's sound. Some excellent fill's from drummer Paice and still hypnotised by solos from Blackmore and Lord.

Pictures of Home starts with a superb drum roll followed by one of my favourite riffs of all time. An underrated song on this album, the musicians really show off there skills with solo time for all artists. A personal highlight is the bass solo nearer the end by Glover, not many bands give the bass this sort of role, but it shows it can work when used at the right time.

Never Before similar style to Maybe I'm A Leo. The work of Jon Lord has the be highlighted in the one. His slick work on the keys is what inspires so many to play this magnificent instrument. To see it live is a must.

Smoke on the Water, what more can I say. Everyone knows it, and there is a reason for that. Up there with one of the best riffs of all time, its the first song every young man plays when he picks up an electric guitar. Stunning and powerful, this and Highway Star are the rock songs of the album and highly enjoyable to listen to.

Lazy, my personal favourite. One of the best intro's I think I will ever hear. Again, Lord on the keys is a absolute legend. But don't take anything away from Gillan, his powerful vocals completes this underestimated tune, a must listen for any new classic/prog rock lovers.

Last but not least, Space Truckin'. More of a jazz style and an interesting end to the album. Another good intro, a running trend in this album, more powerful lyrics from Gillan encapturing the listener until the end.

This is an album that must be listened to by all classic rock/prog rock lovers everywhere.

lozc636 | 5/5 |

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