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Chill, Larry, chill...I detect the unmistakable aroma of sarcasm emanating from PurpleTemple's post. emoticon

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I don't know...someone who SERIOUSLY think that Blackers screwed up the Smoke intro on MiJ ain't likely to grasp the level of sarcasm. emoticon
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Even though I may seriously think he screwed up, that doesn't mean that he seriously screwed up.
I can almosthear your neck crick with the "double take" motion all the way from here in California, AT! emoticon

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Don't worry 'bout me; I'll be fine!!!
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For purpletemple emoticon (and everyone else who's posted)

I'm cool about this, because it fascinated me for ages too. Made in Japan was my introduction to Deep Purple as a naive 13-year-old, and it just blew me away! That LP album is the reason why, 30 years and a lot of grey hairs later, I am here and still enjoying the banter between Purple fans all over the world.

Why did Ritchie break out of the intro to SOTW on MiJ to do some off-beat bridge-slapping before getting into the riff?? You'd have to ask him personally. Maybe he spotted from the corner of his eye that another of the band wasn't quite ready to carry on, or needed some adjustment to the sound gear? My very humble opinion though is, that the experimentation and extemporisation within the band was still alive in 1972, and that Ritchie really enjoyed mixing up the formula to keep every single member of the band on their toes. And that he wanted to be the 'joker in the pack' when it came to live performances of music that he was (very possibly) already tired of.

May I ask, do you have Live in Japan? If so you'll know how difficult it was for the band to fly in to such a far away country, do three gigs in two venues, then head off to do more work elsewhere. If you don't have it, just beg, steal or borrow a copy - it is SO worth it. You'll hear the band, mistakes and all, as they sounded to the audience on those nights. Just check out how many times Ritchie drops out of the music because his guitar has become serious detuned....

I still believe that the version of SOTW from 16/8/72 when RB seems to 'screw up' the riff intro, is due to him breaking an upper string. But he carries on, and an acceptable product is delivered to the audience. And I stand by my statement that on many occasions he's chosen to vary or alter his notation to try and inject some freshness (or indeed just make it up as he goes along)

Ritchie ain't perfect, he's made plenty of bloomers (that trill during the Bach stuff on Powerhouse! yeucch!) as have thousands upon thousands of other musicians - But MiJ represents the best this band could possibly have produced under the circumstances.

Fever, hepatitus, jet-lag, bronchitus, alcohol, being knackered.... they still came up with the goods. Didn't they????
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To clarify the situation here, first the topic I posted was about something I heard about Blackers being sick that night...simple question!Then for some unknown reason, I used the term "Screw-up" to describe a part of SOTW's intro.
I didn't mean it in a bad way...maybe it is a screw-up maybe not...I don't care because the intro is BRILLIANT with that addition...
So yes there , definitly, I was being cynical when I said "no wonder this album is so bad"...because for me MIJ is the best album-and not just Live album-EVER RECORDED!I've been listening to MIJ for 28 years now and still enjoy it every time.In fact, as a tradition, the first thing I do EVERY YEAR on new year's eve at 12:00, is listening to MIJ!I HAVE TO START THE YEAR WITH THAT MASTERPIECE!!!
So again, sorry if some of you were offended by the term I used and yes the rest was just plain sarcasm, because sometimes I like to tease.

Still it doesn't answer the question...was Blackers really sick on that night or is it a story to magnify the legendary MIJ ?

And to answer Nighthawk...yes I have Live in Japan with all three nights, I have the MIJ Lp, Cd, remaster Cd, tape...
And maybe Ritchie ain't perfect...but on those three nights They were all perfect!Or perfect together....the magic was there, and thank God it was captured for us to enjoy for the rest of our lives!
God bless MIJ with all its greatness and "screw-ups!"

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 emoticon I'm more than happy with that answer purpletemple! emoticon
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purpletemple wrote:

I have always heard that Blackers had a high fever on the 15-16 & 17 August 1972.Was that a REAL fever he had or is it more of an image to describe his burning way of playing?
Some also say that it's the reason why he screwed up SOTW's intro (bullshit to me...but you never know).



Also if you re-read my original post, I said "I heard someone sayin he screwed-up" and that to me "it is bullshit!"
Guys, read the posts before gettin all upset!
I'm one to talk...gettin all pissed when someone says bad things about a dP song!

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Someone else here has a nice catchphrase - "It's about music" - that sounds good to me. Glad you dig it mate! emoticon
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Okay...now can I say what I REALLY think about MIJ?...just kiddin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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