Sunday, August 30, 2009

Deep Purple, Burn

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Deep Purple made some of the most significant music in early hard rock history.

Deep Purple remains underappreciated for its role in helping provide the foundation for metal as we know it.

Deep Purple's albums include several of the best 30-some minutes of blues-based rock put to vinyl.

But Deep Purple should never, NEVER have released this album cover.

5 Comments:

Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Now I think these is the same half cool/half cheesy kinda thing that made covers like In Rock and Fireball so much fun. Come Taste the Band is like that too. They seemed to like doing silly stuff with their faces.

August 30, 2009 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Woody said...

I like the back cover with the melty faces. This record kicks ass regardless of the cover.

September 3, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Hard to believe David Coverdale is involved, huh? Maybe I'm too hard on him though, because this and Come Taste the Band are good records (I don't have Stormbringer). I'm just not a fan of his work in Whitesnake so much.

September 3, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Stormbringer is my least favorite of the Coverdale/Hughes-Purple albums. Come taste the band is decent, but so different because of Bolin's influence and style.

September 3, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure why folks would object to this cover. Even as a kid, when the album first came out, I found it to be quite clever, and imaginative. I think it's album/concept art at its best!

November 20, 2011 at 7:52 AM  

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