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Gillan on The Unwritten Law


From Kerrang, January 1987 (number 137).

"[...] that's about The Clap. I mean, there is a code - know what I mean? If you've got a dose you don't go spreading it around. It's a general comment on how people should have more responsibility. We tried to to think of other unwritten codes to include in the song... but I can't think of any at the moment!"

Q: The Unwritten Law is a different kinda song for Purple, isn't it?"

"Yeah, I nearly killed Ritchie when I heard the riff - it's the most difficult riff I've ever had to write for! I was going round for ages going 'diddle-id, diddle-id' behind his back", the singer laughs, mimicking the riff. "Still, it's a different vechile, and that's one of the great things about this album - it's moving forward. Without doubt it's my favourite album since 'Fireball'."
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Wow, favorite album since [sign in to see URL] wonder what he thinks about it now?!?

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quote:

purpletemple wrote:

Wow, favorite album since [sign in to see URL] wonder what he thinks about it now?!?



He'd probably say it didn't sell nearly as well as the last few DP albums because Blackmore was in the band. Then Blackmore left, the sun came out and people started buying Deep Purple albums again! emoticon
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Musicians always say that their last album was one of the best, if now the best ever. They have have to say it for promotion reasons. Note that the interview was in 1987, the year HOBL was released.

I read an interview with Roger Glover after the HOBL release, he said he liked it because of the "progression" compared to PS - more songs in major key and some other things I cannot remember. A year later, when Nobody's Perfect was released, he said that HOBL didn't have much what Deep Purple really is about, whereas NP had a lot of that. Would be nice to know what he thinks about NP now...
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Heard the song I while ago. The line "I got your souvenier" cracked me up!
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