Saturday, July 21, 2012

Something for the Weekend: Deep Purple - Child in Time | Live 1970

This week I lost another small part of my adolescence, with the untimely passing of Jon Lord, keyboard player with Deep Purple. Here is my small tribute, a song that showcased Lord's skills and was recorded when the band were near the height of their powers with, in my view, their best line-up (and about the time I first got to know of them). I would advise turning the volume up, but listening to this kind of stuff at full volume was what gave me tinnitus...

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  1. you should've chosen "lazy".....that's the one for me

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    1. :-)

      Perhaps Strange Kind of Woman would have been more relevant to some readers of this blog...

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  2. Northern Lights21 July 2012 at 13:38

    Didn't know Jon Lord had died, John. Coincidentally, I just bought the remastered "Made in Japan" last week. Saw them live in Australia in the early 80's on their first reunion tour.
    I love this track and Ian Gillan can reproduce that vocal live.
    That entire album- Deep Purple in rock was stunning and it still sounds good.
    I think it was seeing Motorhead live 3 times as a teenager that damaged my own hearing.

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      Ah, Made in Japan. Great memories of listening to that (at full volume, of course).

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