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MACHINE HEAD

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

4.28 | 815 ratings

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migue091
5 stars This album is clearly a landmark in rock history and such an influence for hard rockers and metal heads of all kind. Deep Purple came to their top with Machine Head, never to repeat it again in the future, flirting with psychedelic and progressive sounds but still based on his classic hard rock approach of previous albums In Rock and Fireball. These guys, specially Blackmore, Lord and Paice are a group of musicians really unique, and with the help of Glover and Gillan built the best and more passional live act of the moment. That sound led them to complete stardom and showed the world they were able of everything. If you don't not believe this, just listen a few minutes of Made In Japan to become a firm believer.

In more than thirty minutes I find:

- The bomb of Highway Star with its gorgeous guitar and keyboard solo so many times emulated by other bands.

- The classic blues and riff oriented Maybe I'm A Leo, which is performed with such clarividence, style and perfection.

- Pictures Of Home breaks in a fast hard rocking fashion delivering solo spots for Blackmore, Lord and even Glover, that really make this one a real highlight.

- Never Before was chosen as single and maybe is the weakest song in the album, still really enjoyable.

- The most famous hymn in rock history in Smoke On The Water.

- The fantastic bluesy and progressive Lazy, one of the best tracks in their catalogue with a fantastic guitar and hammond work. Very clever sonngwriting.

- The bombastic and overwhelming Space Truckin', what an incredible an fun performance. Deep Purple at their peak (in studio!) without a doubt.

migue091 | 5/5 |

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