Episode #48 – Elf – Elf

Another episode banned by YouTube.

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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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