Sunday, June 17, 2007

Deep Purple-In Rock


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Do you have to think a lot of yourselves to insert your image onto a monument? Maybe and perhaps even more so if you are a British band and you put your mugs on an American monument. Still I smile every time I see this cover. I find it funny and I do think that Deep Purple were saying they had confidence in themselves. Indeed the music contained here speaks volumes. Deep Purple covers were often hit and miss, but this was always a hit with me.


5 Comments:

Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I agree that it's funny. A band probably couldn't get away with it today, because the mere mention of "rock" in the title is a red flag that it could suck.

June 17, 2007 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

Whenever I see this cover, I think that David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel would approve. It's so bad, it's good.

-- david

June 18, 2007 at 5:01 AM  
Blogger rock_of_ages said...

One thing that Ritchie Blackmore has never lacked is self-confidence. Superb, overblown cover that's claimed it's place in history. At least the music here has the magnitude to support the cover... wonder if that's why they went for something a little more 'ordinary' on Who Do We Think We Are?

Over here in the UK when we see Mount Rushmore we reckon they based that on Purple's album cover ;-)

Bill

June 18, 2007 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Bob-I don't think putting the term "rock" in a title has to be a bad thing. Generic and unimaginitive maybe, but not always bad if the band backs it up.

David-That may be.

Rock of ages-That last bit was funny.

June 18, 2007 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Put some sort of psychedelic swoosh in the background and you've got Monty Python

June 18, 2007 at 9:48 PM  

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