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I do, ever since reading all the interviews that DP only came back together for the money. It makes me fell like all the meaningful lyrics, shows etc... were done for no more than a few bucks, which is really dissapointing. It would have been nice to know that all the memorable moments came from the heart, instead of their wallets. I hope Ritchie is just being Ritchie, and not actually serious that they ONLY did it for money, and not the good fun times. I think that would ruin all Mk2B for me.
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That's only Ritchie fooling around, I think. The whole "only for the money" thing is not worth taking too serious. Nobody play guitar only for the money - or in that case they would play dance music for 50-year olds.

If you're an artist, you do what you do because you love doing it, and because that's perhaps all you know. Music, football, whatever, it's a safe way NOT to get rich, with excpetions so few you cannot even calculate the percentage.

After Mk2's break up in 73 it's quite obvious that none of the five were too happy about it. The new line up didn't last long, and Ritche invited both Gillan and Glover to join him in Rainbow.
I don't think any of them ever were happy about the fighting and arguing. Like most people they wanted to be friends, they wanted the good days to return. The wanted to play together, because they couldn't find any better partners to share the stage with.

About the matter of money, even artists are not supposed to be born rich. If they were, we could critizie them all for going for glory and big sale numbers. But the way it is, also rock stars need to earn their living. I don't care too much about all the criticism against musicians chosing to make money as well as plying music. Really who wouldn't? Espescially in the case those money were strongly needed, and meant the possibility to keep the career going.
Still critics shout about "they do it for money". Yes, of course they do. Most doctors, therapists, nurses, social workers, firemen etc etc do their job for money as well. What else are people supposed to do?
Should Blackmore not have developed his talent with the guitar because he earn money from playing it? That would be just redicilous.

So relax. You're not fooled if you like the music, just because some of the money you paid for it ended up in the pockets of those who made it. emoticon

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Do You Ever Feel Unfullfilled By Perfect Strangers?



Only when I listen to it... Or think about it...
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Then you might say the same for In Rock. They got rid of Evans/ Simper, made a change of style to try to touch more people and make more money...

No, whatever the reason is, it's the result to counts, and PS is a great album.

Had it only been for the money, I don't think the music would have been that good. Now I'm not saying that dP are big philantropists and didn't do it for the money, and certainly they might have been pushed by some people who cared only for the money (management, label,...), but whatever the reason, the cause; the result is that they got back together for the fans and the [sign in to see URL] the money emoticon

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Nobody play guitar only for the money - or in that case they would play dance music for 50-year olds.



Is there a lot of money in that? :-)

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Do You Ever Feel Unfullfilled By Perfect Strangers?



Only when I listen to it... Or think about it...



Exactly. Very average album, primarily tempered by folk's nostolgia about the big reunion.

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"Do You Ever Feel Unfullfilled By Perfect Strangers??"

Not in a million years. It is my favorite DP album. And the title track is my favorite song.
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...since reading all the interviews that DP only came back together for the money. It makes me fell like all the meaningful lyrics, shows etc... were done for no more than a few bucks, which is really dissapointing. It would have been nice to know that all the memorable moments came from the heart, instead of their wallets. I hope Ritchie is just being Ritchie, and not actually serious that they ONLY did it for money, and not the good fun times. I think that would ruin all Mk2B for me.



Q: Do You Ever Feel Unfullfilled By Perfect Strangers?

A: No. I felt far less fulfilled by "Stormbringer"; "Come Taste The Band" & "Slaves & Masters".

 Regarding the 'only in it for the money' angle, my answer:
 I couldn't care less. As with all product, be it artistic or not, if partaking of said product involves me kicking out an asset of mine in any shape or form, I'm well advised to employ the old 'caveat emptor' ('buyer beware') principle to it & am free to withold my investment. I've accepted the fact since 1969, when I paid for my first form of recorded entertainment (an 8-track tape of "Shades of Deep Purple") that these folks weren't creating & recording this music with totally, 100% altruistic reasons - so, no problem(s) with the 'in it for the money' thing.
 Another way I view the quotes in interviews from MkII(b) members regarding the 1984 reunion being done 'for the money' is this: months & months prior to "Perfect Strangers" being completed, let alone released, Blackmore (at least) was already sarcastically (at least I believe it was) referring to the fact that he was already tired of the inevitable question(s) as to why DP was or had reformed & said he was merely gonna agree with the media wags and say it was only for the [sign in to see URL] course, once the positive atmosphere of the reunion had waned & some of the same problems that had been manifested in MkII circa 1971-73 re-surfaced, Blackmore had a built-in reason for any ennui or negativity that seemed to be emanating from the DP camp, i.e., "I thought (sic!) that we were only getting back together for one studio album and a world tour, but it went on for 4 years because I got lazy." (I've paraphrased here, but that was definitely the gist)...this last statement directly & completely contradicted literally dozens of statements that Blackmoe had made to the contrary in 1984-1986 regarding speculation as to how long the re-union of DPMkII was expected to last; so in the end, I don't put too too much stock in a lot of what Blackmore (and Gillan, for that matter) have to say regarding not only their motivation(s) - which they seem to be confused about at too many times - let alone anyone else's.

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Q: Do You Ever Feel Unfullfilled By Perfect Strangers??

A: Hell no; and a remix of that album would blow the cobwebs away.


 
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ever since reading all the interviews that DP only came back together for the money. It makes me fell like all the meaningful lyrics, shows etc... were done for no more than a few bucks, which is really dissapointing.



All bands get back together for $$$, but at least Deep Purple made NEW MUSIC while they were at it. On a side note, I was happy to read ASIA (one of my favorites) is planning to record a new studio album. I respect that, reunited bands not afraid to try something new.

I hope you didn't feel fullfilled by Cream's recent reunion or the upcoming Police tour.
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Q: Do You Ever Feel Unfullfilled By Perfect Strangers?

A: No. I felt far less fulfilled by "Stormbringer".



Ok, I hadn't wanted to go to far off course, but I agree that Stormbringer was WAY more disappointing than Perfect Strangers. I was crushed when Stormbringer came out. I like Perfect Strangers, just not nearly to the degree others seem to.

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