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WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

2.91 | 398 ratings

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HarryTon
4 stars I am not in the mainstream here, because I like this album a lot ! it is not as good as In Rock or Machine Head, but is far better than Fireball.

Woman From Tokyo, which opens the album, is the first not so fast track to open a Purple album if you compare it with Speed King, Fireball and Highway Star. Is it bad ? Not at all, this is the only well accepted song of this album by the greater part of their fans. Its middle pause, a soft passage of Hammond organ, bass and a light mood of drums is pure sample of a good rock and roll moment !

But this album have some others pearls, those ones which makes it better than Fireball IMHO. Smooth Dancer is the first one, a speedy track easy to be tasted by any hard rock lover. Rat Bat Blues another one, not so easy to be tasted, but with some magic moments created by Jon Lord killing Hammond organ. The best progressive moments of Deep Purple seem to me provided by this keyboard master, and it is very clear to me in this song.

Last good sample of music here calls me a lot of attention. Place In Line is a bluesy song where we can see one of Blackmore´ s best guitar solo, starting easy and softy, but growing in speed and power until Gillan´s voice joins it in a perfect climax. And even today I have some doubt about who sings in the beginning of Place In Line. Does someone in Progarchives knows something about this ?

HarryTon | 4/5 |

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