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Morse Better Than Blackmore? You're ' Aving a Laugh.


Ok.... I just watched California Jam on the Video player and while I think musically its brilliant, I think Coverdale struggles to hit the notes right the way through and Hughes just sounds silly. Those two are the two reasons I never really took to mk3/4. Saw Hughes the other night and he is now superb in my opinion but now to my point.
Anyone who thinks that Morse is better than Blackmore, I urge you to watch the last 10 minutes of California Jam. If Morse could ever entertain and excite me the way Blackmore does on that video then I may change my opinion but it aint gonna happen. Blackmore IS Deep Purple. I used to go to Blackmore concerts and there was an air of unpredictability about it and excitement.Now though, everything is just so predictable....its a concert but the excitement level just aint what it was. Watch CJ and then tell me you honestly believe Morse is better.
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BRAVISSIMO! Ha! emoticon
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Morse has been in Purple for what, 8 years?

In that time, someone could have had a baby who is now a year away from joining middle school.

In that time, I have left school, went through university, went through numerous jobs, lived abroad, and had my ups and downs along the way. I became legally old enough to have sex, be able to legally drink in America, and to be eligible for my first credit card. In this time, two of my best mates have settled down and started families.

When Morse joined Purple, Kevin Keegan was still in charge of Newcastle. We were the second best team in the country (damn it we should have been first!) and Les Ferdinand and Peter Beardsley had formed a deadly partnership upfront. Alan Shearer was just a glint in Keegan's eye!

Whitesnake have reformed twice in that time, Glenn Hughes has established a consistent solo career, and Blackmore has disabanded Rainbow and made a succession of albums with a brand new band.

These forums have been shut down twice in the last 8 years. Trollified until they could hold no more bullshit. But each time they came back stronger.

8 years is a long time. A lot can happen in 8 years. Too much has happened that I care to remember.

And throughout all these changing times, one thing remains constant:

The Blackmore v Morse arguments.

Incredible.
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Some things never change (even if they should)...
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Find me a few subjects that haven't been flogged to death. There are only so many things you can say about Deep Purple.
Everything gets repeated...so what. Its still fun, wether you like it or not.
PS...whats that album you are promoting Rahul? Er...is it the very latest brand new Wishbone Ash thingy Argus?
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I'm not criticising. Merely expressing the incredible way in which we all love discussing this topic. The world keeps changing, yet somewhere in this huge place they call the World Wide Web, is a small group of people tucked away in the corner, continually discussing the merits of two guitar players. I think it's fascinating! No offence meant!
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The funny thing is...its an arguement where there will never be a conclusion...so it will go on for another 30 years yet. Can you believe CJ is 30 years old next April?
So who is better...
Paice 1974 or
Paice 2003.......has this one been done yet? emoticon
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Ian Paice is greatness personified...He has and always will be of equal greatness.

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throwing up a brick.
No one came, I threw one more,
that really did the trick.
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Blackmore is great, no doubt about that...as a guitarist and an entertainer.I sure wouldn't replace Blackers 74 for Morse 2003, but Blackers and his medieval outfit in 2003 against Smiley Morse, that's another thing!
There both great.

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To recycle a line.... 'that was then and this is now'. Blackmore was just incredible, unpredictable, fantastic, and was at his absolute best when 70s rock was discovering just how far you could go musically and theatrically. There's no taking that away from him.

But, how many of us in 2003 would be prepared to spend £20/£30 on a concert ticket, plus travel, plus food/drink, to see a established band, most of whom are to put it kindly middle-aged, that just might sparkle on stage but are just as likely to have fallen out with each other that week and then put on a substandard show? I wouldn't. I think back to John Densmore's book on the Doors, when he said that overall, out of every four gigs that band did, 2 would be OK, 1 would be great, and 1 would be a complete disaster, depending on the state of one particularly addictive member of the band...... Back in the early 70s a curtailed performance or just a crap gig could be considered an 'artistic happening' - nowadays we regard it as a rip-off.

Steve is a very different kind of musician, who has written and created plenty of material with DP, the pity is they don't play that much of it live - hence, Steve is largely left to re-interpret RB's guitar work. Not everyone likes the way he does it, but he always seems to give it his best shot, and obviously has a great rapport with the rest of the group. What more can you ask of the guy - should he start smashing up a Stratocaster during the encores? It would seem ridiculous in this day and age! Leave that kind of crap to Slipknob, or whatever they're called emoticon

I WOULD like to see more invention in DP's live shows - the musicians in this band are still more than capable of springing a few surprises, on the audience as well as each other. Ritchie could do that - Steve could contribute more to this side of the band. I'd hate to think they'd go down the Bon Jovi road and put on shows that are rehearsed-to-death with absolutely no spark of freshness or spontaneity whatsoever.

The bottom line is this - if by some bizarre turn of events RB replaced SM in DP, would I buy a ticket to the gig? Resisting the urge to relive long-gone past glory days, I can't say that I would.

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