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goobster  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Untitled in D Minor

"Oh yeah... I remember that day well," Ritchie Blackmore tells me. "Ian Gillan, Jon Lord and I were sitting around in this castle in the Swiss Alps that our record company had rented out for Deep Purple to record in. We'd finished the main recording sessions for the day, and I had just put some new strings on my guitar. Jon was talking about the structure of these Baroque music pieces he'd been learning, and I just started playing whatever came to mind as he talked. Jon had a way of making you really feel the music he spoke about - it was one of his greatest gifts - and this song, as you hear it here, is what I played to Jon's words. Ian refused to put words to it. He said it was perfect as is. It's a shame we never released or finished this track... it has a lovely development to it, and structure. Maybe someday we will finish it. Who knows?"





b_b  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is this a round about comparison to Deep Purple? I was thinking more Pink Floyd--mainly I recorded this because I bought a 1994 Modulus Q4 the other day and I wanted to use it. The second section bass part is sort of ripped off of One of These Days, the opening track on Meddle.

goobster  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yep. I totally heard Deep Purple in that tune. Probably because it is guitar-based rather than keyboard-based. But I totally hear the Pink Floyd in there, too...

b_b  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not sure it was intended that way, but I'll take it as a compliment :)

I think Deep Purple gets a bad rap because of Smoke on the Water. I'm not expert on them, but they have some really decent shit if you go even a little, well, deeper.