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c) If this 'adulation' reaches the 'point of savagery', then I have to think that the perpetrator would've grasped onto almost anything or anybody in order to express their weakness..."What? No extra bowl of 'Frosted Flakes'?!? Then Tony Tiger orders me to kill you!" emoticon / emoticon
  I agree that it is a terrible thing, JonD, when people go overboard about an art or sports event...




I agree with the sentiment behind this. But I wouldn't be so glib about the "Tony Tiger" thing. Just look at what happened with the disgruntled Pantera fan and the "Dimebag" whathisname shooting. This is the example of fan(atical) savagery I'm always reminded of.






 Glib? I think David Berkowitz, amongst others, - he's just the first one that comes to mind - beats me to that! "My neighbor's dog, Sam, told me to shoot those people." emoticon The "Dime Bag" /Pantera fan incident points up exactly what I meant - I was just staying away from any specifics...I suppose I've let myself in for a possible legal ass-whupping if anyone - whoever/whatever/whenever/wherever/whyever/however - decides to use that "Tony Tiger" one as a defence for some act of heinous brutality. emoticon

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a) [Mr.Snip's] right about Satriani, of course. But wasn't he always going to be a stand in?
 
b) Some things have happened at rock concerts that would put the old Stretford End to shame (fights, beatings, overdoses, murder etc.)

c)...that's before the baiting, cat-calling and intimidation that can be suffered by unpopular band member replacements. That Tommy Bolin wasn't affected by this seems difficult to deny.






a) Turns out that way. Satriani and - I think - a few of the other then-members (Gillan, Glover, Lord + Paice) have since elaborated that Satriani was seen almost exclusively from the start as only a temporary replacement, a "dep".

b) Yes they have. emoticon

c) Yup, the replacement members that I've seen try in Deep Purple - Coverdale + Hughes in 1974/75, Bolin in 1976, Turner in 1991 - were all treated to less-than-unanimous acceptance. Though Bolin received some crap at the one MkIV show I attended - in Springfield, Massachusetts - the majority (75-80%) of the audience treated him pretty well. Didn't a couple of the other band members at the time - Coverdale? Lord? - say that, in general, the American audiences treated Bolin far better than the rest of the world did? I think it was Lord who has often spoken of the little talk he had with Bolin before MkIV's last UK tour regarding how Bolin would be (in general) received + could be expected to be treated by the fans.

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 You're right about Satriani, of course. But wasn't he always going to be a stand in?





RS: You've been quoted as saying Deep Purple were one of your influences. What was it like when you temporarily joined the band? (Joe played with Purple on a tour during 1994 after guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quit)

JS: It was difficult, because every guitar player is really very idiosyncratic when it comes down to it, and while I was replacing Ritchie Blackmore, my brain was saying 'Hang on a minute, no one replaces Ritchie Blackmore!'
 I would look out at the audience and see their faces, totally in awe of the band, and I realised that I was actually more like one of them. I'd look across the stage and think 'my God, this is Deep Purple!'
 Musically, it was very satisfying. The setlist was straight out of classic rock heaven. And the band were just great. Their timing was just fantastic. I had a blast.
 There were some songs that Ritchie had nailed so well that it was a case of why play anything else. But with the benefit of live tapes the band gave me, I realised that there were other songs where Ritchie had changed his part so dramatically night after night, and even he was still searching for the best way to interpret these songs.
 So I took that as an artistic licence to modernise the stuff, especially the newer material that the band had hardly toured with. They really liked my approach, and they were a great band to play with.
 Musically, it was very satisfying. The setlist was straight out of classic rock heaven. And the band were just great. Their timing was just fantastic. Their tone was amazing. I had a blast.

RS: Were you ever asked to join permanently?

JS: They did ask me to join, but I really had to think. I did have albums that I owed on my current contract at the time and it would have been difficult to drop that and become part of a band. And while I hate to say it, there was something about the band that always struck me as British. I just felt like an Italian-American coming along for the ride.
 So when I added it all up, although it felt great, it just didn't seem right to me. I thought they needed to find someone who really wanted to become a permanent member. As it happens, they did wind up with an American after all (Steve Morse), which was a great move. - from a BBC interview with Joe Satriani as conducted by the Deep Purple FanForum's own, the intrepid
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Getting back to the theme of the original question emoticon


Might we not want to be a little bit careful with what we are wishing for here?

Judging from the Blackmore forum, things may not be all they seem these days.
http://com3.runboard.com/bdeeppurplefanforum.fritchierelated.t574


But the thought of Old Twinkletoes and Old Twinkledick back on the same stage together?

Oh that pink tutu, and the wand........
Now that would be "reunion" to die for!


Talk about starting your week off with a bang!


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 "So when I added it all up, although it felt great, it just didn't seem right to me."



I think an opportunity slipped there. Morse is a great player, but Satch has a more famous name, and would have drawn more attention and publicty towards the band.

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Isn't it time Deep Purple got a real rock and roll figure in on guitar? I mean Morsey's done the business but he somehow doesn't look right.....too blond, too little and too fecking fresh faced.

They need an out and out hairy monster.....but who, I ask you?




I agree with you jond.

Although I don't have a problem with his looks or dress, his looks and appearance is okay, though sometimes I wish he will put on a jacket not a sleeveless shirt.

MY PROBLEM IS....

Morse sounded that he is not inspired, I mean and he sounds SO wrong with Purple, though the debut is awesome, I can hear and sense that he is not happy playing hard rock and heavy metal.

Something like this, if you pay George Benson $30,000,000 to play for Slipknot, he will do it, but will he play by heart, I don't think so.

Check this out if Purple will play the Dregs "Country Home Shuffle" or "The Bash" on stage, Morse will be at home and his guitar will play amazingly. Try it.
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Yes, I tend to agree with you Randys. That said, I've not been overly concerned with Deep Purple's exploits recently and it may be that Morse's continuing inclusion in the band has something to do with that.

Mind you, they're not getting any younger so a middle way guitarist probably suits their sensibilities.

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