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The Good and The Bad of ROTD


First of all, this is NOT a review of the album, this is mostly about Deep Purple having a new album, instead of just touring and not doing any studio works like the Eagles. emoticon

After begging some of my relatives in the US, I finally have two copies of ROTD since I'm surprised that two of my relatives have listen to request. I have two or more copies of every Deep Purple studio albums, except TBRO, PURPENDICULAR and BANANAS.

THE GOOD
Releasing a new Deep Purple studio album whether it's a classic, good or average is really a blessing and joy, it's a good thing.

Deep Purple making a new album shows that the band cares about it's remaining fans and we really appreciate that.

It also shows that they still have plenty of ideas.

THE BAD
It's very clear that hard rock is not really for Steve Morse, he tried it four times already, first on PURPENDICULAR, ABANDON, BANANAS and the latest ROTD and failed to get that hard rock style, and most of the time he comes out with the same boring solos.

I have listen to it twice already and to my surprise I think ABANDON is better, coz it has few catchy tunes, my opinion only.

The guitar playing is most of the times the same and it's like when you hear one solos, you hear 'em all.

The packaging also sucks, I don't like digi-pak or paper packaging, the cover or sleeve gets dirty or warped in the long run.

THE FINAL VERDICT
No matter what the results is, Purple having a new album is a very good thing, the good outweight the bad by a ton. The good wins here, it's better to have a new album than nothing at all
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If you could define what hard rock should be these days...and maybe the band just wants this...couldn't imagine them not?

It's up to them what they want,and a combo seems to be their desire.
(indicated Rodger on VH1 recently with Steve standing right next to him)

This is what occurs from diciding to restructure from personel change,the results aren't always going to honoured.

Steve Morse says that "a band that doesn't play a variety of styles is a band I can't be in...and some people don't like it when you bring change into a band"..to me this is very humble.

They want him in their band,we may or may not support that...and that is the risk they take to stay alive...

It's their job discrption to fit,not ours...and thats just to bad for some of us.
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It's very clear that hard rock is not really for Steve Morse



Thank goodness!

But who says Deep Purple are going for "hard rock" these days. PURPENDICULAR was like a breath of fresh air in my opinion. Anyway, the disc rocks very hard at times, just look at "Ted the Mechanic" this song rocks just as hard as anything on TBRO don't you think.

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quote:

Ormandy wrote:

quote:

It's very clear that hard rock is not really for Steve Morse



Thank goodness!

just look at "Ted the Mechanic" this song rocks just as hard as anything on TBRO don't you think.



I don't think I want to get involved in that discussion,regardless of my opinion one way or the other...emoticon
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quote:

Randys wrote:

First of all, this is NOT a review of the album, this is mostly about Deep Purple having a new album, instead of just touring and not doing any studio works like the Eagles. emoticon

After begging some of my relatives in the US, I finally have two copies of ROTD since I'm surprised that two of my relatives have listen to request. I have two or more copies of every Deep Purple studio albums, except TBRO, PURPENDICULAR and BANANAS.

THE GOOD
Releasing a new Deep Purple studio album whether it's a classic, good or average is really a blessing and joy, it's a good thing.

Deep Purple making a new album shows that the band cares about it's remaining fans and we really appreciate that.

It also shows that they still have plenty of ideas.

THE BAD
It's very clear that hard rock is not really for Steve Morse, he tried it four times already, first on PURPENDICULAR, ABANDON, BANANAS and the latest ROTD and failed to get that hard rock style, and most of the time he comes out with the same boring solos.

I have listen to it twice already and to my surprise I think ABANDON is better, coz it has few catchy tunes, my opinion only.

The guitar playing is most of the times the same and it's like when you hear one solos, you hear 'em all.

The packaging also sucks, I don't like digi-pak or paper packaging, the cover or sleeve gets dirty or warped in the long run.

THE FINAL VERDICT
No matter what the results is, Purple having a new album is a very good thing, the good outweight the bad by a ton. The good wins here, it's better to have a new album than nothing at all



Agreed!

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How original... emoticon
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DP is certainly hard rock - but they always have had a touch of the progressive. Now the band is definitely more about the music as a whole, rather than a group of talented musicians. And Morse's solos reflect that, they compliment the songs as a whole rather than stand-out in-and-of themselves.

Toni Iommi and Metal Mike (Halford, Pain Museum) have the only true "guitar solos" that heard recently (but I'm sure that there are more).

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Who is this guy?

Not much screaming.
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I'm very happy for the new album, I just don't play it much, sorry.
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Ormandy wrote:

 just look at "Ted the Mechanic" this song rocks just as hard as anything on TBRO don't you think.




Absolutely. Ted is a very solid song that I love a lot. Cascades on concert sounds incredibly good too. Same goes for Any Fule Kno That,Watching The Sky,Almost Human, Seventh Heaven from the '98 tour. Pure solid rock.
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