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MACHINE HEAD

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

4.27 | 785 ratings

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HarryTon
5 stars Third Deep Purple MK II album, and their second and last masterpiece. Very well crafted songs, some of that fantastic like Highway Star, Pictures Of Home and Lazy. All others are just a little bit not so good, mainly the hymn Smoke On The Water.

The speedy rhythm of Highway Star makes it one of most memorable songs in hard rock reign; it opens a perfect field for solo efforts of masters Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord. Pictures Of Home brings us an excellent solo passage of Roger Glover, and this passage is exactly what gives a fantastic mood for the song. Everyone who loves music may feel a great desire of being a bass player in a so energetic track.

Lazy is an interesting experiment. Jon Lord shines on it, and he is one of those guys that really rocks ! It took for me a certain time to notice the jazzy mood this song contains, but it is perfectly inserted in a hard rock album like this.

What else to say ? Smoke On The Water shines more to me in its guitar solo then on its guitar riff. Maybe Im a Leo and Never Before does not makes album to be weaker due to its presence I do like them a lot. Last to comment to a certain kind of personal rejection to Space Truckin; but it does not prevent this album from being rated five stars.

HarryTon | 5/5 |

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