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:) The Political Opinions of Deep Purple Members


Blackmore: right (two evidences: 1° when he moved to elude taxes, he stated clear anti-communist opinions; 2° Tony Blair is a fan of his)
Gillan: difficult to say from his interviews. I'd say left (but British left)
Paice: Money does matter. Right
Lord: Right
Glover: Right of Center
Hughes: left
Morse: HHPP (Happy Hippy People Party)
Coverdale: no opinion

Of course, this highly provocative description is meant to be so. But I'd be curious to know who Purple members vote for, if they ever vote...



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Re: :) The Political Opinions of Deep Purple Members


Some funny comments, I hope that nobody will take this too serious ;-)!

But it would be interesting to know it...
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Blackmore: As he loves the life of rich medieval people, he might be right wing. On the other hand: Considering his on-stage-behaviour during his halycon days (eg the Cal Jam camera smash) he might be anarchist, left wing.

Gillan: Moderate left, judging from his lyrics.

Glover: Hippie, thus something between left and not interested in politics.

Paice: Money makes the world go round. Right.

Lord: Hmmmmm ... difficult to say, how often does he talk about things outside music? Center or non-political, I'd say. Surely nothing radical.

Evans: Disappeared. And if someone's in the underground, he's probably left. Seriously: no idea.

Simper: No idea. One more hippie?

Coverdale: Does he know what "politics" mean? If yes, he's probably left because no conservative, church-affine politician will like his sexist lyrics.

Hughes: Anarchist, judging from his 1970's vocal style. Left.

Bolin: No idea. Many people build their political opinion when they are older than Tommy was when he died.

Turner: Non-political. Judging from his commercial approach as a musician, probably right.

Satriani: No idea.

Morse: No idea.

Airey: No idea.
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Blackmore- Thatcherite ( he said as much in a Kerrang! interview in 1982!)

Gillan- judging by his sentiments regarding buracracy, etc. a cross between environmental/green party and UKIP ( for all non brits -the UK Independence Party; lobbying against the 'European State' and EU interference in national affairs)

Glover- Liberal

Paice- Moderate Conservative?

Lord- Ditto?

Morse- Democrat, with leanings to supporting Native American issues.
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Tommy thought politics were *bullshlt* in an interview with Art Connor.He apparently played or was asked to play some rally for Jimmy Carter and thought it was even stupid for Carter.
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Thank God Tommy didn't play a benefit for Carter... I would have had to torch beloved parts of my record collection.
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I too can remember late-70's interviews when Ritchie voiced all the usual stuff about power of the unions, time it all came to an end etc. Certainly to the right but then I dont remember him saying he supported the policies of the National Front (aka that lovely man Eric Clapton).

I am very much to the left but I didnt base my musical tastes on the political leanings of musicians (especially rock musicians!)
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quote:

Witchy Nightmare wrote:
Coverdale: Does he know what "politics" mean? If yes, he's probably left because no conservative, church-affine politician will like his sexist lyrics.

Hughes: Anarchist, judging from his 1970's vocal style. Left.



Surely Cov's sexist attitudes (which I don't think he actually holds) would make him far more likely to be a concervative than a liberal?

As for Hughes, I don't think I ever got the impression he was an anachist, besides anarchy has little to nothing to do with the left... Although I do get the impression that he is pretty left-wing.
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Blackmore is definitely a conservative (thanks for the reference, Roy). But like Witchy said, he likes to challenge the order of things in ways which are more common to anarchism, and he hates structural matters (such as mechanics of music business, political correctness...) conservatives tend to embrace.

Even though a former hotel and other business owner, Gillan is certainly quite alot to the left. It is most apparent from his lyrics.

I should think Glover is on the left, too.

Paicey and Lord are harder cases.

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quote:

theoutlaws wrote:

I am very much to the left but I didnt base my musical tastes on the political leanings of musicians (especially rock musicians!)



Same for me. I have to admit however it was sometimes difficult to listen to people who exposed their political opinions in an obvious way, especially when this opinion comes straight in front of yours. I remember not playing my albums of The Nu when I got to know about his passion for hunting.

Same with Pat Boone and his stupid ultra-US opinions (hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil kind of).

Now, I've always very much appreciated Deep Purple for not putting this kind of stuff in their music (or sometimes in a light and clever way). I remember in the 80's being a die-hard fan of U2. Now, I would get allergy just by listening to their music and their demagogy.

Deep Purple is about music, rock'n'roll. It's like coming back from a hard working day and pouring yourself a glass of old fine Bourbon. That's what I usually do, when playing Purple music.

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