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YOU are the one who mentioned Ritche is famous for what he did in the past and that he walked away from that fame ,somehow implying that Gillan and co are famous for anything post 70s?


Did I? Where? Or did you read something into my posts, that I did not write nor mean?



If that wasn't what you meant then my apologies , please explain what you did mean ?
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Oh, my...do I have to explain it all?? Session players ARE excellent musicians, and yet if I say about someone that he's JUST a session player I am not contradicting - I am saying that he is excellent technically but not very creative or unique. And I stand by my opinion that whilst Don is a great musician, he is not very gifted from a 'uniqueness' point of view, nor does he have a lot to say as a songwriter. I know 2 (2!) people on this board will reply that he wrote a lot of fantastic stuff on NW (true to a minor extent) but my point is that he has a 40- years long career, with quite a few solo albums and countless collaborations, and unfortunately things point towards my view on pretty much all of it. Pls. Don't take this as lack of respect for him, which has nothing to do with my point.



I have a totally different view on Don Airey. Not only because he wrote a lot of stuff on NW and also on Rapture. He also won the European Song Contest with his arrangement of "Walking on Sunshine" - which - by the way - means nothing to me personally. His intro to Mr. Crowley is legendary. And have you listened to his solo stuff? He has a lot to offer. You judge him, like I perhaps would judge Jon Lord, if I only knew him from Whitesnake, where he wasn't allowed to show his talents, because they were not fitting the direction David Coverdale wanted to go. Don Airey has a lot to offer as a musician and a songwriter. But only when he joined Deep Purple he was in a role, where he could show all his talents.



I don't think anyone on this forum could seriously question Don Aireys undoubted talents as a keyboard player?He most certainly has great technical skills.My opinion on Don is that he's a follower rather than an innovative genius like Lord,Wakeman or Emerson.He is not the most charismatic performer either, and has the stage persona of a curtain.He had an impossible task to follow the great Jon Lord who basically invented the style of rock keyboards that he made famous in Deep Purple and of course oozed charisma.I have no idea how much of Now What Don was responsible for? but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this .Surely if Don had all this talent as a songwriter it would have come to our notice before he was pensionable age dontcha think?One famous intro for Mr Crowley does not a keyboard legend make.
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Don Airey is a hired gun, until he joined DP, in my opinion he no longer have that reputation, 14 years in the band makes him a permanent member. That's my opinion only.

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If only they acquire Keith Emerson when he was alive, DP is a supergroup....in paper. emoticon

Morse - guitar virtuoso
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mtb7 wrote:

Oh, my...do I have to explain it all?? Session players ARE excellent musicians, and yet if I say about someone that he's JUST a session player I am not contradicting - I am saying that he is excellent technically but not very creative or unique. And I stand by my opinion that whilst Don is a great musician, he is not very gifted from a 'uniqueness' point of view, nor does he have a lot to say as a songwriter. I know 2 (2!) people on this board will reply that he wrote a lot of fantastic stuff on NW (true to a minor extent) but my point is that he has a 40- years long career, with quite a few solo albums and countless collaborations, and unfortunately things point towards my view on pretty much all of it. Pls. Don't take this as lack of respect for him, which has nothing to do with my point.



I have a totally different view on Don Airey. Not only because he wrote a lot of stuff on NW and also on Rapture. He also won the European Song Contest with his arrangement of "Walking on Sunshine" - which - by the way - means nothing to me personally. His intro to Mr. Crowley is legendary. And have you listened to his solo stuff? He has a lot to offer. You judge him, like I perhaps would judge Jon Lord, if I only knew him from Whitesnake, where he wasn't allowed to show his talents, because they were not fitting the direction David Coverdale wanted to go. Don Airey has a lot to offer as a musician and a songwriter. But only when he joined Deep Purple he was in a role, where he could show all his talents.



I don't think anyone on this forum could seriously question Don Aireys undoubted talents as a keyboard player?He most certainly has great technical skills.My opinion on Don is that he's a follower rather than an innovative genius like Lord,Wakeman or Emerson.He is not the most charismatic performer either, and has the stage persona of a curtain.He had an impossible task to follow the great Jon Lord who basically invented the style of rock keyboards that he made famous in Deep Purple and of course oozed charisma.I have no idea how much of Now What Don was responsible for? but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this .Surely if Don had all this talent as a songwriter it would have come to our notice before he was pensionable age dontcha think?One famous intro for Mr Crowley does not a keyboard legend make.



"but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this"

Epic Facepalm here..... emoticon I´ll say it once again - THIS coming from Blackmore hardcore fan (purist) sounds like some kind of bad joke.
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lightintheblack0 wrote:

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Friedhelm wrote:

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mtb7 wrote:

Oh, my...do I have to explain it all?? Session players ARE excellent musicians, and yet if I say about someone that he's JUST a session player I am not contradicting - I am saying that he is excellent technically but not very creative or unique. And I stand by my opinion that whilst Don is a great musician, he is not very gifted from a 'uniqueness' point of view, nor does he have a lot to say as a songwriter. I know 2 (2!) people on this board will reply that he wrote a lot of fantastic stuff on NW (true to a minor extent) but my point is that he has a 40- years long career, with quite a few solo albums and countless collaborations, and unfortunately things point towards my view on pretty much all of it. Pls. Don't take this as lack of respect for him, which has nothing to do with my point.



I have a totally different view on Don Airey. Not only because he wrote a lot of stuff on NW and also on Rapture. He also won the European Song Contest with his arrangement of "Walking on Sunshine" - which - by the way - means nothing to me personally. His intro to Mr. Crowley is legendary. And have you listened to his solo stuff? He has a lot to offer. You judge him, like I perhaps would judge Jon Lord, if I only knew him from Whitesnake, where he wasn't allowed to show his talents, because they were not fitting the direction David Coverdale wanted to go. Don Airey has a lot to offer as a musician and a songwriter. But only when he joined Deep Purple he was in a role, where he could show all his talents.



I don't think anyone on this forum could seriously question Don Aireys undoubted talents as a keyboard player?He most certainly has great technical skills.My opinion on Don is that he's a follower rather than an innovative genius like Lord,Wakeman or Emerson.He is not the most charismatic performer either, and has the stage persona of a curtain.He had an impossible task to follow the great Jon Lord who basically invented the style of rock keyboards that he made famous in Deep Purple and of course oozed charisma.I have no idea how much of Now What Don was responsible for? but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this .Surely if Don had all this talent as a songwriter it would have come to our notice before he was pensionable age dontcha think?One famous intro for Mr Crowley does not a keyboard legend make.



"but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this"

Epic Facepalm here..... emoticon I´ll say it once again - THIS coming from Blackmore hardcore fan (purist) sounds like some kind of bad joke.



Blackmore has admitted often that he's stolen bits and peices over the years ,every musician does to an extent ,the difference being everything Blackmore pinches comes out sounding like Blackmore ,that's the thing here ,Blackmore has his own sound and style and nobody sounds like him,Don doesn't have that uniqueness ,he's a follower not a leader which is perfect for the touring tribute band
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lightintheblack0 wrote:

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ptr wrote:

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lightintheblack0 wrote:

quote:

Friedhelm wrote:

quote:

mtb7 wrote:

Oh, my...do I have to explain it all?? Session players ARE excellent musicians, and yet if I say about someone that he's JUST a session player I am not contradicting - I am saying that he is excellent technically but not very creative or unique. And I stand by my opinion that whilst Don is a great musician, he is not very gifted from a 'uniqueness' point of view, nor does he have a lot to say as a songwriter. I know 2 (2!) people on this board will reply that he wrote a lot of fantastic stuff on NW (true to a minor extent) but my point is that he has a 40- years long career, with quite a few solo albums and countless collaborations, and unfortunately things point towards my view on pretty much all of it. Pls. Don't take this as lack of respect for him, which has nothing to do with my point.



I have a totally different view on Don Airey. Not only because he wrote a lot of stuff on NW and also on Rapture. He also won the European Song Contest with his arrangement of "Walking on Sunshine" - which - by the way - means nothing to me personally. His intro to Mr. Crowley is legendary. And have you listened to his solo stuff? He has a lot to offer. You judge him, like I perhaps would judge Jon Lord, if I only knew him from Whitesnake, where he wasn't allowed to show his talents, because they were not fitting the direction David Coverdale wanted to go. Don Airey has a lot to offer as a musician and a songwriter. But only when he joined Deep Purple he was in a role, where he could show all his talents.



I don't think anyone on this forum could seriously question Don Aireys undoubted talents as a keyboard player?He most certainly has great technical skills.My opinion on Don is that he's a follower rather than an innovative genius like Lord,Wakeman or Emerson.He is not the most charismatic performer either, and has the stage persona of a curtain.He had an impossible task to follow the great Jon Lord who basically invented the style of rock keyboards that he made famous in Deep Purple and of course oozed charisma.I have no idea how much of Now What Don was responsible for? but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this .Surely if Don had all this talent as a songwriter it would have come to our notice before he was pensionable age dontcha think?One famous intro for Mr Crowley does not a keyboard legend make.



"but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this"

Epic Facepalm here..... emoticon I´ll say it once again - THIS coming from Blackmore hardcore fan (purist) sounds like some kind of bad joke.



Blackmore has admitted often that he's stolen bits and peices over the years ,every musician does to an extent ,the difference being everything Blackmore pinches comes out sounding like Blackmore ,that's the thing here ,Blackmore has his own sound and style and nobody sounds like him,Don doesn't have that uniqueness ,he's a follower not a leader which is perfect for the touring tribute band



Actually I think that NW?! pieces are much more original than those pieces stolen by Ritchie (and I mean really STOLEN!).... As much as I love The Doors and Riders On The Storm, Blood From A Stone has NOTHING to do with ROTS musically, it´s just using the same instrument and intentionally setting similar mood by that instrument, nothing else. The same goes for other mentioned ones.

This is how I understand your attitude: You are saying that actually being "influenced" by precedors (because as we both know - Jon Lord´s and Don Airey´s main influence is the same - Jimmy Smith) is completely fine, but being influenced by guys who are musicians of "same generation" as you are is an issue (so Don is not allowed to be influenced by Keith Emerson or Ray Manzarek).... emoticon That´s how I understand your attitude. Musician is supposed to be influenced by music done ONLY and exclusively BEFORE he started to record and perform.... Music after that is "banned" to being influental for you. What a narrow-minded thinking. Musicians are like sponge - they are sucking outer influence all the time!

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lightintheblack0 wrote:

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ptr wrote:

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lightintheblack0 wrote:

quote:

Friedhelm wrote:

quote:

mtb7 wrote:

Oh, my...do I have to explain it all?? Session players ARE excellent musicians, and yet if I say about someone that he's JUST a session player I am not contradicting - I am saying that he is excellent technically but not very creative or unique. And I stand by my opinion that whilst Don is a great musician, he is not very gifted from a 'uniqueness' point of view, nor does he have a lot to say as a songwriter. I know 2 (2!) people on this board will reply that he wrote a lot of fantastic stuff on NW (true to a minor extent) but my point is that he has a 40- years long career, with quite a few solo albums and countless collaborations, and unfortunately things point towards my view on pretty much all of it. Pls. Don't take this as lack of respect for him, which has nothing to do with my point.



I have a totally different view on Don Airey. Not only because he wrote a lot of stuff on NW and also on Rapture. He also won the European Song Contest with his arrangement of "Walking on Sunshine" - which - by the way - means nothing to me personally. His intro to Mr. Crowley is legendary. And have you listened to his solo stuff? He has a lot to offer. You judge him, like I perhaps would judge Jon Lord, if I only knew him from Whitesnake, where he wasn't allowed to show his talents, because they were not fitting the direction David Coverdale wanted to go. Don Airey has a lot to offer as a musician and a songwriter. But only when he joined Deep Purple he was in a role, where he could show all his talents.



I don't think anyone on this forum could seriously question Don Aireys undoubted talents as a keyboard player?He most certainly has great technical skills.My opinion on Don is that he's a follower rather than an innovative genius like Lord,Wakeman or Emerson.He is not the most charismatic performer either, and has the stage persona of a curtain.He had an impossible task to follow the great Jon Lord who basically invented the style of rock keyboards that he made famous in Deep Purple and of course oozed charisma.I have no idea how much of Now What Don was responsible for? but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this .Surely if Don had all this talent as a songwriter it would have come to our notice before he was pensionable age dontcha think?One famous intro for Mr Crowley does not a keyboard legend make.



"but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this"

Epic Facepalm here..... emoticon I´ll say it once again - THIS coming from Blackmore hardcore fan (purist) sounds like some kind of bad joke.



Blackmore has admitted often that he's stolen bits and peices over the years ,every musician does to an extent ,the difference being everything Blackmore pinches comes out sounding like Blackmore ,that's the thing here ,Blackmore has his own sound and style and nobody sounds like him,Don doesn't have that uniqueness ,he's a follower not a leader which is perfect for the touring tribute band



Actually I think that NW?! pieces are much more original than those pieces stolen by Ritchie (and I mean really STOLEN!).... As much as I love The Doors and Riders On The Storm, Blood From A Stone has NOTHING to do with ROTS musically, it´s just using the same instrument and intentionally setting similar mood by that instrument, nothing else. The same goes for other mentioned ones.




behave yourself man FFS!!! On the one hand your happy to say that Ritchie Blackmore has stolen material (something he freely admits to) whilst on the other hand Don only sets the mood from previous peices emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Holy !@#$ man you even NAMED the bloody song he STOLE from)or should i say set the mood from?) emoticon emoticon emoticon At the end of the day Ritchie Blackmore is a legendary, innovative, hugely influential musician.Don Airey is NOT!! Jon Lord WAS!!!Youre ridiculous anti Blackmore propaganda is reaching ridiculous proportions man, your making a bloody fool of yourself.
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ptr wrote:

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lightintheblack0 wrote:

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ptr wrote:

quote:

lightintheblack0 wrote:

quote:

Friedhelm wrote:

quote:

mtb7 wrote:

Oh, my...do I have to explain it all?? Session players ARE excellent musicians, and yet if I say about someone that he's JUST a session player I am not contradicting - I am saying that he is excellent technically but not very creative or unique. And I stand by my opinion that whilst Don is a great musician, he is not very gifted from a 'uniqueness' point of view, nor does he have a lot to say as a songwriter. I know 2 (2!) people on this board will reply that he wrote a lot of fantastic stuff on NW (true to a minor extent) but my point is that he has a 40- years long career, with quite a few solo albums and countless collaborations, and unfortunately things point towards my view on pretty much all of it. Pls. Don't take this as lack of respect for him, which has nothing to do with my point.



I have a totally different view on Don Airey. Not only because he wrote a lot of stuff on NW and also on Rapture. He also won the European Song Contest with his arrangement of "Walking on Sunshine" - which - by the way - means nothing to me personally. His intro to Mr. Crowley is legendary. And have you listened to his solo stuff? He has a lot to offer. You judge him, like I perhaps would judge Jon Lord, if I only knew him from Whitesnake, where he wasn't allowed to show his talents, because they were not fitting the direction David Coverdale wanted to go. Don Airey has a lot to offer as a musician and a songwriter. But only when he joined Deep Purple he was in a role, where he could show all his talents.



I don't think anyone on this forum could seriously question Don Aireys undoubted talents as a keyboard player?He most certainly has great technical skills.My opinion on Don is that he's a follower rather than an innovative genius like Lord,Wakeman or Emerson.He is not the most charismatic performer either, and has the stage persona of a curtain.He had an impossible task to follow the great Jon Lord who basically invented the style of rock keyboards that he made famous in Deep Purple and of course oozed charisma.I have no idea how much of Now What Don was responsible for? but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this .Surely if Don had all this talent as a songwriter it would have come to our notice before he was pensionable age dontcha think?One famous intro for Mr Crowley does not a keyboard legend make.



"but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this"

Epic Facepalm here..... emoticon I´ll say it once again - THIS coming from Blackmore hardcore fan (purist) sounds like some kind of bad joke.



Blackmore has admitted often that he's stolen bits and peices over the years ,every musician does to an extent ,the difference being everything Blackmore pinches comes out sounding like Blackmore ,that's the thing here ,Blackmore has his own sound and style and nobody sounds like him,Don doesn't have that uniqueness ,he's a follower not a leader which is perfect for the touring tribute band



Actually I think that NW?! pieces are much more original than those pieces stolen by Ritchie (and I mean really STOLEN!).... As much as I love The Doors and Riders On The Storm, Blood From A Stone has NOTHING to do with ROTS musically, it´s just using the same instrument and intentionally setting similar mood by that instrument, nothing else. The same goes for other mentioned ones.




behave yourself man FFS!!! On the one hand your happy to say that Ritchie Blackmore has stolen material (something he freely admits to) whilst on the other hand Don only sets the mood from previous peices emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Holy !@#$ man you even NAMED the bloody song he STOLE from)or should i say set the mood from?) emoticon emoticon emoticon At the end of the day Ritchie Blackmore is a legendary, innovative, hugely influential musician.Don Airey is NOT!! Jon Lord WAS!!!Youre ridiculous anti Blackmore propaganda is reaching ridiculous proportions man, your making a bloody fool of yourself.



How many songs in Doors catalog are using Fender Rhodes? One.... emoticon Really not very difficult job. When I heard Blood From a Stone for the first time, of course that because of using THAT INSTRUMENT it reminded me Riders On The Storm. Musically - it´s COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!!

And as far as I know - using the same instrument (which is pretty rarely used) is not stealing! emoticon

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ptr wrote:

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lightintheblack0 wrote:

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ptr wrote:

quote:

lightintheblack0 wrote:

quote:

Friedhelm wrote:

quote:

mtb7 wrote:

Oh, my...do I have to explain it all?? Session players ARE excellent musicians, and yet if I say about someone that he's JUST a session player I am not contradicting - I am saying that he is excellent technically but not very creative or unique. And I stand by my opinion that whilst Don is a great musician, he is not very gifted from a 'uniqueness' point of view, nor does he have a lot to say as a songwriter. I know 2 (2!) people on this board will reply that he wrote a lot of fantastic stuff on NW (true to a minor extent) but my point is that he has a 40- years long career, with quite a few solo albums and countless collaborations, and unfortunately things point towards my view on pretty much all of it. Pls. Don't take this as lack of respect for him, which has nothing to do with my point.



I have a totally different view on Don Airey. Not only because he wrote a lot of stuff on NW and also on Rapture. He also won the European Song Contest with his arrangement of "Walking on Sunshine" - which - by the way - means nothing to me personally. His intro to Mr. Crowley is legendary. And have you listened to his solo stuff? He has a lot to offer. You judge him, like I perhaps would judge Jon Lord, if I only knew him from Whitesnake, where he wasn't allowed to show his talents, because they were not fitting the direction David Coverdale wanted to go. Don Airey has a lot to offer as a musician and a songwriter. But only when he joined Deep Purple he was in a role, where he could show all his talents.



I don't think anyone on this forum could seriously question Don Aireys undoubted talents as a keyboard player?He most certainly has great technical skills.My opinion on Don is that he's a follower rather than an innovative genius like Lord,Wakeman or Emerson.He is not the most charismatic performer either, and has the stage persona of a curtain.He had an impossible task to follow the great Jon Lord who basically invented the style of rock keyboards that he made famous in Deep Purple and of course oozed charisma.I have no idea how much of Now What Don was responsible for? but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this .Surely if Don had all this talent as a songwriter it would have come to our notice before he was pensionable age dontcha think?One famous intro for Mr Crowley does not a keyboard legend make.



"but what i will say is that the keyboard parts were a mish mash of licks stolen from Jon Lord,Keith Emerson,Tony Banks and Ray Manzarek,credit for having the skill to be able to clone those guys styles but i don't see anything Don Airey can claim as his own in all this"

Epic Facepalm here..... emoticon I´ll say it once again - THIS coming from Blackmore hardcore fan (purist) sounds like some kind of bad joke.



Blackmore has admitted often that he's stolen bits and peices over the years ,every musician does to an extent ,the difference being everything Blackmore pinches comes out sounding like Blackmore ,that's the thing here ,Blackmore has his own sound and style and nobody sounds like him,Don doesn't have that uniqueness ,he's a follower not a leader which is perfect for the touring tribute band



Actually I think that NW?! pieces are much more original than those pieces stolen by Ritchie (and I mean really STOLEN!).... As much as I love The Doors and Riders On The Storm, Blood From A Stone has NOTHING to do with ROTS musically, it´s just using the same instrument and intentionally setting similar mood by that instrument, nothing else. The same goes for other mentioned ones.




behave yourself man FFS!!! On the one hand your happy to say that Ritchie Blackmore has stolen material (something he freely admits to) whilst on the other hand Don only sets the mood from previous peices emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Holy !@#$ man you even NAMED the bloody song he STOLE from)or should i say set the mood from?) emoticon emoticon emoticon At the end of the day Ritchie Blackmore is a legendary, innovative, hugely influential musician.Don Airey is NOT!! Jon Lord WAS!!!Youre ridiculous anti Blackmore propaganda is reaching ridiculous proportions man, your making a bloody fool of yourself.



How many songs in Doors catalog are using Fender Rhodes? One.... emoticon Really not very difficult job. When I heard Blood From a Stone for the first time, of course that because of using THAT INSTRUMENT it reminded me Riders On The Storm. Musically - it´s COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!!

And as far as I know - using the same instrument (which is pretty rarely used) is not stealing! emoticon



yeah yeah change the subject again deflect from your Blackmore bashing and blatant double standards emoticon emoticon emoticon
You really are making a complete fool of yourself man.
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