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Deep Purple



2.86 | 373 ratings

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3 stars After their big comeback album "Perfect Strangers" this was quite a dissapointment. Itīs not that it is a really bad album, but rather that nothing really stands out.

"Mitzi du Pree" is quite an original bluesy track with some great vocals by Ian Gillan. "Mad Dog" and "Bad Attitude" are good,( but not great) rockers. "Call of the wild" is probably the most commercial song that they have released up until this point. "Strangeways" and "Unwritten Law" have some witty lyrics by Gillan and are fairly good songs, but what this album lacks are all those great duels with Blackmore and Lord, more guitar and keyboard solos and that tight drumming from Ian Paice.(He really just plods along on this release) The album doesnīt have that exciting creative output that is a trademark on albums like Fireball, In Rock etc

The tension between Blackmore and Gillan (who left after this album and was replaced by Joe Lynn Turner) already started to rear itīs ugly head on this album. For any straight forward rock band this would be excellent, but for a band of Deep Purpleīs calibre itīs just fairly good. 3 Stars.

WaywardSon | 3/5 |


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