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I was sorting through my MKIV goodies I've aquired over the years,and after posting on another thread on this board concerning Morse,I thought back to what Tommy said about Purple in retrospect,about how pointless it was to replace him since Black was the focal point of the [sign in to see URL] all of the years of debate on Morse,I've realized Tommy was right all [sign in to see URL] basically became a cartoon band,with Ritchie beating up his guiar,the long jams,blowing up the [sign in to see URL] reunion much of the time was like a parody of Purple,not to suggest some good stuff didn't come out of it,and with Morse not being a performer or rock star,he gets grilled for actually just playing and being a musician.
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Purple basically became a cartoon band [...] like a parody of Purple



Yes, these seem to apply to many DP's live performances during the Mk4 era. Drugged-out, indifferent musicians bumbling about, mocking the audience with their attitude.
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Purple basically became a cartoon band [...] like a parody of Purple



Yes, these seem to apply to many DP's live performances during the Mk4 era. Drugged-out, indifferent musicians bumbling about, mocking the audience with their attitude.



Sounds a bit like the Perfect Strangers tour,minus the drugs???emoticon I THANKKKKKKKKKK YOOOOOOOO! emoticon
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Purple basically became a cartoon band [...] like a parody of Purple



Yes, these seem to apply to many DP's live performances during the Mk4 era. Drugged-out, indifferent musicians bumbling about, mocking the audience with their attitude.



Sounds a bit like the Perfect Strangers tour,minus the drugs???emoticon I THANKKKKKKKKKK YOOOOOOOO! emoticon



Yeah, but at least it was fun (remember, winners don't take drugs - except in sports)... CTTB tour was like one of those later Pink Panther movies without Peter Sellers. emoticon
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Rezi wrote:

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CParsons wrote:

Purple basically became a cartoon band [...] like a parody of Purple



Yes, these seem to apply to many DP's live performances during the Mk4 era. Drugged-out, indifferent musicians bumbling about, mocking the audience with their attitude.



Sounds a bit like the Perfect Strangers tour,minus the drugs???emoticon I THANKKKKKKKKKK YOOOOOOOO! emoticon



Yeah, but at least it was fun (remember, winners don't take drugs - except in sports)...
LOL!!!!emoticon I about fell asleep on them in Vancover in 85,so I guess it was [sign in to see URL] might have made it more interesting,but I'm not into them.

CTTB tour was like one of those later Pink Panther movies without Peter Sellers.

They did quite a few good shows then,but if you drink from the cup of Blackmore,then what was the point?Which was the point in the first place,and even now.

 
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CParsons wrote:

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Rezi wrote:

quote:

CParsons wrote:

Purple basically became a cartoon band [...] like a parody of Purple



Yes, these seem to apply to many DP's live performances during the Mk4 era. Drugged-out, indifferent musicians bumbling about, mocking the audience with their attitude.



Sounds a bit like the Perfect Strangers tour,minus the drugs???emoticon I THANKKKKKKKKKK YOOOOOOOO! emoticon



Yeah, but at least it was fun (remember, winners don't take drugs - except in sports)...
LOL!!!!emoticon I about fell asleep on them in Vancover in 85,so I guess it was [sign in to see URL] might have made it more interesting,but I'm not into them.

CTTB tour was like one of those later Pink Panther movies without Peter Sellers.

They did quite a few good shows then,but if you drink from the cup of Blackmore,then what was the point?Which was the point in the first place,and even now.

 



Hmmmm. Rhetorically: Why did you go to see them in the first place in 1985? You knew Bolin was not going to be there. Which is the point, right?
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Rezi wrote:

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CParsons wrote:

quote:

Rezi wrote:

quote:

CParsons wrote:

Purple basically became a cartoon band [...] like a parody of Purple



Yes, these seem to apply to many DP's live performances during the Mk4 era. Drugged-out, indifferent musicians bumbling about, mocking the audience with their attitude.



Sounds a bit like the Perfect Strangers tour,minus the drugs???emoticon I THANKKKKKKKKKK YOOOOOOOO! emoticon



Yeah, but at least it was fun (remember, winners don't take drugs - except in sports)...
LOL!!!!emoticon I about fell asleep on them in Vancover in 85,so I guess it was [sign in to see URL] might have made it more interesting,but I'm not into them.

CTTB tour was like one of those later Pink Panther movies without Peter Sellers.

They did quite a few good shows then,but if you drink from the cup of Blackmore,then what was the point?Which was the point in the first place,and even now.

 



Hmmmm. Rhetorically: Why did you go to see them in the first place in 1985? You knew Bolin was not going to be there. Which is the point, right?



No,I liked MIJ,and the then current one.I was a big Blackmore fan at the time,had seen Ritchie with Rainbow a few [sign in to see URL] kidding,it was possible to like both. emoticon The point from Bolin's standpoint was it was pointless to carry on without Ritchie,as he was the focal point of the act,and in hindsite,he was right,[sign in to see URL] PS shows were kind of a shell or parody of Purple to me,Gillan couldn't sing and Ritchie just made white noise much of the time,sad to [sign in to see URL] was all quite dull.I thought the 88 shows were good that I heard on tape,but then they fired Gillan. Blackmore pulled some tricks out of the bag on his last tour with them on some of the [sign in to see URL] a scotch on his best,but better than he'd done for much of the 80's,to me.
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No,I liked MIJ,and the then current one.I was a big Blackmore fan at the time,had seen Ritchie with Rainbow a few [sign in to see URL] kidding,it was possible to like both. emoticon



Yeah, I liked cartoons a lot as a kid, too! emoticon

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 Just for 'historical purposes', here's Chris Welch's notorious(?) infamous(?) review of DPMkIV's final show(s) that he attended:

  Deep Purple: Empire Pool, Wembley
 
  This review should have been written in the white heat of anger after seeing Deep Purple play at the Empire Pool, Wembley, on Friday night. But now several hours have elapsed, it's Monday morning and it doesn't seem to matter any more.
 We learn the various reasons for the sad and dismal performance by the band: that they were suffering from jet lag, that Tommy Bolin was reputedly carried on stage to play, that the following night they redeemed themselves.
 But the fact remains that the whole atmosphere surrounding the Pool was so depressing that it aroused in me feelings of pity for the audience, pity for the musicians and pity for the stewards, who not only had to endure the caterwauling din that Purple produced in the name of rock music, but attempt to control and pacify the anguish and torment the music seemed to induce in the young fans.
 Quite apart from the spectacle of once-respected musicians degrading themselves, the spectacle of unhappy youth seeking some escape from the seeming vacuity of their lives was worrying and depressing.
 The Empire Pool, an echoing, concrete bear-waiting pit, is eminently unsuitable for musical events. But this was hardly a musical event: just a band out to prove its position on the precise scale and an occasion to sell hot dogs and tee-shirts and all the tatty paraphernalia of the cheap circus this end of rock has become.
 That some of the audience enjoyed themselves was undeniable. There were cheers, but there were also perceptive yells of "rubbish"' during Tommy Bolin's main guitar feature. His playing was deeply disappointing, combining all the worst excesses of the fraudulent lead guitarist satirised by rock's own sternest critics, Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias.
 But there was no need for satire with this kind of cheap gimmickry. Unaccompanied, Bolin paused for minutes on end to egg the baying mob to further yelling, then savaged his guitar strings in a parody of the great, flamboyant guitarists who once vitalised rock.
 I was sorry to see that great musician and gentleman, Jon Lord, involved in this mess, and his playing when audible through the PA, revealed flashes of his old love for jazz.
 The only man who emerged with credit was Ian Paice, whose immaculate, ever-enthusiastic drumming, even in the most uncompromising circumstances, held the band together.
 David Coverdale's screaming vocals were delivered with some heat, but didn't he yearn to sing something of quality and real soul, and not all these cheap wine and downers anthems for a zombie?
 Around the hall, while the band were winning their final encore by sheer brute force, I watched attendants struggle to retain a demented youth, while another lay slumped on the concrete floor.
 Music should not dispense despair, it should bring hope and joy. There is enough stress in society generated by God knows how many forces, without rock music feeding the process, and peddling aural narcotics. - Chris Welch in Melody Maker, March 20th, 1976.


*edit: I'm not sure if there is, in fact, a venue known at some point as the 'Empre Pool', but I think DPMkIV played some of thier final shows at the 'Empire Pool'...I've corrected that. emoticon

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Thanks, Ed.

"these cheap wine and downers anthems for a zombie"

Ouch!
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