Episode #48 – Elf – Elf

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Show Updates:

  • Nick Jones sends incredible pictures of a Machine Head era in-store display kit!
  • Stephen Sommerville sends some great outtakes from Concerto ‘99,  wanting to make sure we cover them when we review it.
  • Dear, Mr. Pop Star by Dereck and Dave Philpott – father and son team who write letters to famous pop stars about the lyrics to their favorite songs.  This book features the letters they received back including some from Ian Gillan and Roger Glover
  • Lots of back and forth about Ritchie’s stolen and returned guitar.
  • 1961 Gibson ES-335 semihollowbody (serial number 26547)  Word is it Ritchie’s second wife, Babs, was awarded the guitar in their divorce and sold it at an auction in 2004 for $28,000.  The current owner lives in Connecticut.

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Lead up to the Album:

  • Elf was formed in 1967 when Ronnie Dio and the Prophets changed their name to the Electric Elves and added Doug Thaler on Keyboards.
  • In 1968 there was an automobile accident which killed Nick Pantas. Doug Thaler (former keyboard player) moved to guitar after recovering from his injuries and that’s when they brought in Mickey Lee Soule.
  • Ronnie is listed as Ronald Padavona on this album.  In Dio’s Brutally Honest Tour Bus Interview from 1994 Dio explains that he used his birth name so that his parents could see their family name on an album at least once.

Personnel

Recorded April-July 1972

Released August 1972

Album Art & Booklet Review


  • From the back of the sleeve:
  • Recorded at Studio One, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • © 1972 CBS, Inc. / ℗ 1972 CBS, Inc. / Manufactured by Epic Records / CBS, Inc.
  • From the disc labels:
  • Printed in U.S.A.

Album Tracks:

  1. Hoockie Koochie Lady
  2. First Avenue
  3. Never More
  4. I’m Coming Back for You
  5. Sit Down Honey (Everything Will Be Alright)
  6. Dixie Lee Junction
  7. Love Me Like a Woman
  8. Gambler, Gambler

In The News . . .

  • Whoosh! Album cover teased then revealed, track listing released
  • https://www.deeppurple-whoosh.com/
    • Being released on June 12, 2020
    • We will be coming to you on June 12 with a special episode to give real time reactions/review to the new album
    • Track Listing:
      • 1. Throw My Bones
      • 2. Drop The Weapon
      • 3. We’re All The Same In The Dark
      • 4. Nothing At All
      • 5. No Need To Shout
      • 6. Step By Step
      • 7. What the What
      • 8. The Long Way Around
      • 9. The Power of the Moon
      • 10. Remission Possible
      • 11. Man Alive
      • 12. And the Address
      • 13. Dancing In My Sleep

This Week in Purple History . . .

March 23 through March 29


  • March 25, 1972 – Machine Head is released
  • March 24-25, 2001 – Deep Purple play concerto dates in tokyo with Dio on vocals
  • March 26, 2002 – Steve Morse releases his album “Split Decision”

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Episode #47 – Dream Theater – Made in Japan

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Show Updates:

  • Comments from social media.
  • History in Five Songs 34: Off the Deep Purple End
    • Kind words from Martin Popoff:
  • Rupert Axelsson via email:
  • Jon Miller on Facebook, story about Muriel, the woman who inspired the song Starstruck: “
  • Interview with Roger Glover and Roger Glover’s Banana Bread recipe!
  • Bonus: Roger’s banana bread recipe1.25 dl butter
    • 2.5 dl sugar
    • 2 eggs
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    • 3.5 dl wheat flour (he used whole wheat)
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • Mash bananas in a bowl, add butter warmed to the room temperature, eggs and sugar. Mix well. Add flour and baking soda and mix to a smooth paste. Add vanilla extract. You can also add crushed walnuts or other nuts and stir. Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and bake 40-50 minutes in the middle of the oven. Probe with a stick towards the end of baking. The bread is ready when the stick is dry. Allow to cool and remove bread from the pan.
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  • Jorg writes in to inform us that Ritchie got the guitar back that we mentioned was stolen on epiosde 44.
    • https://www.purple.de/dirk/purple/tours/1970/70-02-28.php
    • The UK tour ended on the 28th February at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on a bit of a sour point as Ritchie’s guitar was stolen by an over enthusiastic fan. Ian Hansford tells the background to this event: “During ‘Mandrake Root’ Ritchie would sometimes smash up an old guitar which, if there was even left, would be put back together and used next time. That night Ritchie was at the front of the stage rubbing the guitar up and down during the strobe section, it was in his hands not around his neck and the lead came out the jack plug. He came running back towards me as I ran towards him with the strobe lights flashing and we crashed into each other. By the time he had picked up his other guitar and I had gone to the front of the stage for the other guitar it had gone. We tried to find it at the front of the stage and even in the streets outside but it was gone. After that we had a couple of days off and then went onto Switzerland. The lad who had the guitar had taken it home and when his parents they got in touch with the hall who then got in touch with the promoter who got in touch with the office and eventually the guitar found its way back to Ritchie who was then very happy.”
  • Last two episodes (Smoke on the Water, Sufficiently Breathless) were banned on YouTube.
  • Shout it Out Loudcast reivews Slide it In

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Lead up to the Album:

  • Dream Theater made a habit of performing entire albums
  • This album was recorded in Osaka at the very same venue where Deep Purple recorded Made in Japan in 1972.
  • Mike Portnoy in the liner notes:
    • Of course, the other reason I thought of doing this particular album is because of the significance of where we were going to be doing the multiple night stands (which is the rule for this cover tradition).  By sheer coincidence, our two multiple nighters were in Tokyo and Osaka . . . which is exactly the 2 cities that Made in Japan was recorded in back in August of 1972! So . . . it was a natural!
    • Often we are asked, why do we do these complete album covers?  I think there are 3 reasons: First (and most selfishly), we have a lto of fun doing it.  IT breaks up the traditional touring setlists for us and gives us a chance to just have some fun paying tribute to the bands and the music we grew up with.
    • The second reason is for you — the fans.  Although there are inevitably “fans” who complain about this tradition (they don’t want to sit through another band’s music, they didn’t like the choice of album, etc.) the majority’s reaction is that of enjoyment and excitement.  (and the fact is, we ONLY do this on 2 night stands and at “Evening with” shows — so the fans are already getting many, many hours of DT music in addition to the classic album)
    • But the Third reason, and one that we did not initially anticipate, is that doing these albums have often been a great learning experience for us.  STudying and playing other arist’s writing and performance has really given us the chance to try some different things and get inside these musician’s heads.
    • Every song is loose and spontaneous.  And it was a fun challenge to try and capture that vibe.  From JAmes’ scatty Ian Gillan improv in STrange Kind of Woman to John’s wreckless whammy-bar Ritchie Blackmore impersonations to Jordan’s over the top solo spots and Jon Lord tributes in Lazy and Space Truckin. And of course, my drum solo in The Mule, is not *me* at all . . . but my very best Ian PAice solo.
    • To top it all off, it is an absolute honor to have none other than Roger Glover mixing these tapes for us.  Of course, in addition to Roger being the bass player and key creative force behind Deep Purple for almost 40 years now, he also happens to be the man who mixed the original MAde in Japan!  So it is a great honor to have these tapes in the hands of the only man that could’ve possibly mixed this show for us.
  • Roger Glover in the liner notes:
    • When I heard that Dream Theater had performed MAde in Japan (in Osaka, the site of our recording thirty five years ago) I was somewhat skeptical that they could pull it off since it was a stage performance that included a lot of spontaneity, and how can you plan spontaneity?  So, when Mike Portnoy contacted me and invited me to mix the recording, I was intrigued enough to agree.
    • I sat in the studio with PEter Denberg, the sound engineer with whom I’ve worked for many years, and was amazed by what I heard.  Not only had they captured the essence of the performance but had injected their own brand of fireworks into the process. IT almost goes without saying that they are all top shelf musicians, but I’ll say it anyway because I was thoroughly impressed by their dedication and their obvious respect for the original show — they had picked up many of Deep Purple’s musical idiosyncrasies and reinvented them for Dream Theater.  The energy of their performance is impressive and I felt honoured to be a part of it. I also thank them for tipping their hat to what was for us in Deep Purple one of the most important defining moments in our career.
    • Roger Glover, March 2007

Personnel

Album Art & Booklet Review

Notes:

Album Tracks:

  1. Highway Star
  2. Child in Time
  3. Smoke on the Water
  4. The Mule
  5. Strange Kind of Woman
  6. Lazy
  7. Space Truckin’

In The News . . .

  • Trinkelbonker – Whoosh!
    • Produced by Bob Ezrin, it is said to feature only seven new songs, all of them quite lengthy. In fact, you need to go back to “Machine Head” (1972) and “Who Do We Think We Are” (1973) to find that kind of format, so in a way this is pretty exciting news.
  • Whoosh Track Listing Song Titles:
    • Throw My Bones 
    • No Need to Shout
    • Nothing At All 
    • The Long Way Round
    • What the What!
    • Man Alive
    • The Power of the Moon

This Week in Purple History . . .

March 16 through March 22

  • March 19, 1971 – first official release of Green Bullfrog (covered on episode #43)
  • March 18, 1995 – Steve Morse’s first official show as guitarist in Seoule, Korea
  • March 17, 2002 – Mark 10 lineup plays its first gig in St. Petersburg, Russia at the New Ice Arena
    • setlist
    • Woman From Tokyo
    • Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
    • Mary Long
    • Lazy
    • Child In Time
    • The Aviator
    • No One Came
    • The Well Dressed Guitar
    • Fools
    • Keyboard Solo
    • Perfect Strangers
    • When A Blind Man Cries
    • Guitar Solo
    • Smoke On The Water
    • Speed King
    • Hush
    • Black Night
    • Highway Star
    • bootlegs
    • An Evening With The Locals – DVD … GMV-007
    • St Petersburg – 2 CD
  • Review of GreatKat.com website

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Episode #46 – Captain Beyond – Sufficiently Breathless

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Personnel

Album Art & Booklet Review

  • Design [Album Design] – Pacific Eye & Ear
    • Did design for Lou Reed’s Berlin and Black Sabbath’s “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”
  • Many other albums between 1972 and 1980 when they were in business
  • Illustration – Carl Ramsey
    • Worked on illustration for Count Basie, Benny Goodnman, Buddy Miles, The Turtles, Cameo, Dreamgirls, Black Oak ARkansas, Nazareth, 
  • Illustration – Joe Petagno
    • The Kids From The Brady Bunch, Five Man Electrical Band, The Kinks,  Dr. Feelgood, Nazareth’s Rampant album (produced by Roger Glover), 
    • petagno.dk
  • Photography By – Bob Jenkins
    • Worked with Iron Butterfly, The Beach Boys,The Doors, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Walsh, and a group called Providence, 
  • Original release on cream/marble labels
Captain Beyond LP 1
  • On both inner and outer gatefold sleeve, tracks A1 and A2 are listed in reverse order.
  • “Dedicated to the memory of Berry Oakley” printed on inner gatefold sleeve.
    • Bass player for Allman Brothers who died on November 11, 1972
  • Produced by Captain Beyond for Capricorn Records, Inc. by special arrangement with Phil Walden and Associates, Inc., Macon, GA.
  • Published by Starship Music D/b/a Beyond Music (ASCAP)
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Tracks A1 & A4: Recorded at The Record Plant, Sausalito, California
  • Remaining tracks: Recorded at Capricorn Studios, Macon, Georgia
Captain Beyond LP 2

Credits

Album Tracks:

Side One:

  1. Sufficiently Breathless
  2. Bright Blue Tango
  3. Drifting in Space
  4. Evil Men

Side Two

  1. Starglow Energy
  2. Distant Sun
  3. Voyages of Past Travellers
  4. Everything’s a Circle

Reception and Review

In The News . . .

This Week in Purple History . . .

March 9 through March 15

  • March 10, 1980 – Blackmore gets on stage and plays with Gillan at the Rainbow
  • March 15, 1993 – Coverdale Page is released internationally

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Episode #45 – Weird Versions of “Smoke on the Water” (Part 1)

Note: This week’s episode was banned on YouTube. 🙁

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  • Norman writes in to ask if we’ve seen Discoverdale – A fly-on-the-wall film crew follow cult Comedy Rock Band ‘Dead Cat Bounce’ on a desperate quest across Europe to reunite lead singer Jim with his long lost father, who he believes is the legendary rock singer and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale. Crossing Ireland, England, Norway & Denmark the band follow the Whitesnake Forevermore tour across Europe. They’ve got no money and no idea what they’re doing – just blind faith that one day soon Jim will be sharing a jacuzzi in a 5 star hotel with the Dad of his dreams… and hopefully some hot Asian chicks.

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The Versions

  1. Jorg: НОВЫЙ ХИТ Deep Purple Smoke on the Water HIT Самохина Евгения цимбалы Dulcimer Hackbrett cover
  2. Jorg: SMOKE ON THE WATER by RED FOLEY (1944) – “Smoke on the Water” was written in 1944 by Zeke Clements and recorded shortly thereafter by Red Foley. 
  3. Jorg: CARLOS LYRA – Maria Moita (1964) – 
  4. Jorg: deep purple – jazz tribute – smoke on the water – new edition 2017 – by Alain Rabiat 
  5. Jorg: Moscow Symphony Orchestra – The Music Of Deep Purple (Full Album) –  A Symphonic Tribute To Deep Purple:
  6. David Rushworth on Twitter & Jorg: Pat Boone – Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple cover – feat. Ritchie Blackmore) (1997) 
  7. Pantse67 on Twitter: Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water (Bluegrass Version)  – 
  8. Jorg: “Smoke on the Water” Roy Acuff & SmokyMountain Boys and Girls – from the movie 1943 “O, My Darling Clementine” Edited to Starts with Brother Oswald’s famous Laugh Jimmie Riddle, Pete Kirby(Bro.Oswald),Lonnie Wilson,Velma Smith,Jess Easterday, Rachael Veach
  9. Mike Healy: Two and a Half Men – Smoke on the Water
  10. Jake Harper – Smoke on the water (Two and a half man)  
  11. Mike Healy: Two and a half men – Smoke On The Water with tongue 
  12. Mike Healy: Gerard playing smoke on the water – From “Everybody Loves Raymond” 
  13. Lord Balckmore von Decker on Twitter: SENOR COCONUT – SMOKE ON THE WATER – 
  14. John’s Bahamas Vacation Video
  15. Jorg: Nebel auf dem Wasser – German folk music version
  16. Elías on Twitter: – Marcelo ‘Teto’ Medina – Humo sobre el Agua This is the weirdest thing you are going to listen to… In 1992, an Argentinian TV presenter called ‘Teto’ Medina decided to record his own version of this classic… What do you think about?
  17. Elías on Twitter: Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water by Sueños Purpura Tribute Album – www.dontpaymusic.com I can offer this version featuring some of the most important rock musicians from Argentina… Maybe it redeems me haha
  18. Black Sabbath – Smoke on the Water – No, it’s not a typo. Black Sabbath performed “Smoke on the Water” as an encore during Gillan’s tenure in the band. This rendition comes from Worcester, MA on 11/4/1983. Quite good.
  19. Jorg: Kid Abelha – Smoke on The Water – 1995 Jazzmania
  20. DEEP PURPLE – «Smoke on the water» Live (Jazz version) – source: Interview Ian GILLAN France 2 – 14.11.2012 – 

In The News . . .

This Week in Purple History . . .

March 2 through March 8

  • March 4, 1948 – Mike Moran is born
  • March 8, 1948 – Mel Galley is born
  • March 4, 1977 – Paice Ashton Lord releases Malice in Wonderland

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