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Jon Lord's comments on Phoenix Rising


I think Jon has some odd opinions about the Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band albums.

In regard to Stormbringer, he asks, "What exactly is a Stormbringer, anyway?" And then he sort of analyzes the lyrics ... "Coming out of nowhere, driving like ... Rain?!!" It appears that he doesn't like this song.

Then he states (paraphrasing), "Come Taste the Band is a really good album, with some really good artists involved, but it's not a Deep Purple record." I would have to disagree. It's Deep Purple Mark IV. There's no way else to describe the music. It isn't quite Whitesnake, it isn't DP Mark III, it isn't Tommy Bolin solo, it isn't Glenn Hughes solo, and it certainly isn't DP Mark II. It might be a funky rock album, but it is what it is. I think Jon should speak a little more highly of both Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band albums.

Then Jon says that he likes the song "You keep on Moving," and that "Ian Gillan could have sang that song wonderfully." Umm ... I ABSOLUTELY disagree with that one. This is one song that Ian Gillan should leave alone, in my opinion.

I think Jon should be proud that every single DP Mark that he has been involved with has had it's own identity and that Deep Purple has so many various styles of music to offer. Even JLT Purple had it's own sound.
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Jon Lord has a right to his opinion, especially sinec he was involved personally in these projects. He is not going to like everything he was involved in or will rank some as weaker than others.

Many people agree Stormbridger was not a good album, especially Blackmore who bailed shortly after the tour.
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He also says that he thinks Stormbringer is a fantastic song, but that the lyrics just ain't his cup of tea.
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quote:

JohninNJ4you wrote:

I think Jon has some odd opinions about the Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band albums.

he states (paraphrasing), "Come Taste the Band is a really good album, with some really good artists involved, I would have to disagree. I think Jon should speak a little more highly of both Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band albums.



He says Come Taste The Band is a really good album. Not highly enough for you? OK, whatever.

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JohninNJ4you wrote:

I think Jon should be proud that every single DP Mark that he has been involved with has had it's own identity and that Deep Purple has so many various styles of music to offer.



I'm assuming he must heve never heard of a nobody posting as JohninNJ4you on some Deep Purple forum. Otherwise, I'm sure he would be much more careful when formulating his comments and voicing his opinions.
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Jon has always said CTTB is a good album (which it is) but that he never considered it a "Deep Purple" album.

I understand where he's coming from and, like him, don't like to pigeonhole music.

If a new Deep Puprle album ever materializes, there's no guarantee I'll like it just because it's by DP.

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Ramirez, for the record, I don't disagree about the fact that Come Taste the Band is a good album, because I think it is. Whether or not Jon Lord reviews this board and is aware of my posts is speculative at best, and to be honest, it's not really of a concern of mine if he knows who I am or if he likes my posts. I'm free to give an opinion and I gave it, just like he did on Phoenix Rising.

I didn't exactly disagree with what Jon said, I just thought his comments appeared to be a bit odd. If it was my band and my work, I would be VERY proud of the music on Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band, and I would say that they are Purple albums given the rock stars who were in Purple at the time, despite what others may think about who was in the band. Maybe it should have been called Deep Purple featuring Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, minus Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover? Of course not!

  

  
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Happy Hammond- I agree with you. I really dislike the Slaves and Masters album, and it's impossible for me to like that album despite the fact that it was released as a Deep Purple album. But it's still, unfortunately, a Deep Purple album. Just a VERY BAD Deep Purple album with music that doesn't sound anything like Deep Purple Mark 2 but sounds closer to Rainbow music featuring Jon Lord and Ian Paice.
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If it was my band and my work, I would be VERY proud of the music on Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band



How did you get the impression he isn't? He comments on the nature of the Stormbringer lyrics, but goes on to say it's a fantastic song.

DP Mk 2 is most likely his first 'love' (In Rock etc) which is going to influence the way he looks back on the line-ups that were to follow. Nothing strange about that.
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Daniel- maybe it has something to do with your observation that Mark 2 is his first love. I guess I picked up on that, and maybe it appears that he wasn't proud of his work on Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band.

He probably is proud of the work, but it might not be his favorite music.

I didn't hear him say that he thought Stormbringer is a fantastic song. I'll have to watch the interview again.
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"It's not my cup of tea lyrically but it's a terrific track."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-xA4ZfmoP8
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