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THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

2.79 | 259 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
1 stars What the heck were they thinking ?

Well, "they" were really five different people. Gillan and Blackmore was not on talking terms again. The result was this album where the cracks is papered over with a lot of hot air. The result is a fully fledged turkey...... without any of the trimmings.

Where do I start ? Well, the sound is not the usual warm John Lord lead Deep Purple sound. Instead, we get the horrible 1980s plastic fantastic synth sound. The only thing in the sound which tells me this is Deep Purple is Ian's vocals. They are the only thing left from Deep Purple, mark II. Both Glover and Blackmore is all over the place. Paice too sounds like he had bombed headfirst into a one of IKEA's plastic storage containers. The only deep purple on this album is the faces of the members........ if they have any decency. I am sure this is not an album they want to be mentioned in their respective obituaries.

The songs............ Well, all of them are a mix of pop and bland hard rock which leaves nothing but anger in the mind of the listener. This is the type of creations you get from a band where the members does not communicate with each other and then tries to create an album which falls into line with the rest of the products from that time. A song like Call Of The Wild (and the utterly dreadful video) is so 1980s and so dreary.

It hurts to give an album from one of the best ever bands on this planet a one star review. But in this case, I am left without any choice if I am being honest. This is an utterly, utterly dreadful album from a band I love.

1 star

toroddfuglesteg | 1/5 |

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