Episode #138 – Deep Purple – Turning to Crime (Part 2)

Disclaimer: The video used on YouTube is a byproduct of producing our audio podcast. We post it merely as a convenience to those who prefer the YouTube format. Please subscribe using one of the links below if you’d prefer a superior audio experience.

This week’s episode appears to be blocked in many countries. Oddly Part 1 was not. Click the link below to listen to the audio episode.

Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, PodBean, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or search in your favorite podcatcher! 

How To Support Our Show:

Thanks to Our Executive Level Patrons:

  • The £10 Tier
    • Dr. Jill Breis
  • The Turn it up to $11 Tier
    • Clay Wombacher
    • Frank Theilgaard-Mortensen
    • Alan “Ain’t Too Proud To” Begg
    • Mikkel Steen
  • $10 “Some One Came” Tier
    • Ryan M
    • Jeff Breis
    • Gerald Kelly – Paypal
    • Victor Campos
  • The $9.99 Executive Assistant Tier
    • Richard Fusey!

Show Update:

Deep Dive Podcast Network:

Album Tracks:

  1. “Dixie Chicken” (Little Feat)
    • From the 1973 album “Dixie Chicken” by Little Feat.
  2. “Shapes of Things” (Yardbirds)
    • Single by The Yardbirds from 1966.
  3. “The Battle of New Orleans” (Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton)
    • From the 1962 album by Lonnie Donegan, “A Golden Age of Donegan.”
  4.  “Lucifer” (Bob Seger System)
    • From the 1970 album “Mongrel” by Bob Seger System.
  5.  “White Room” (Cream)
    • From the 1968 Cream album “Wheels of Fire.”
  6.  (Medley)
    • “Going Down” (Moloch)
      1. From 1969 album “Moloch” by the band Moloch.
      2. Also covered by Freddie King in 1971 and likely popularized by Jeff Beck in 1972
      3. Mark 4 used to cover this live.
    • “Green Onions” (Booker T. & The MG’s)
      1. From the 1962 album “Green Onions” by Booker T. & The MG’s.
    • “Hot ‘Lanta” (The Allman Brothers)
      1. From the 1971 live album “Live at Fillmore East” by The Allman Brothers.
    • “Dazed and Confused” (Led Zeppelin)
      1. From Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album in 1969.
    • “Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis Group)
      1. A single from 1966 by Spencer Davis Group.

Thanks to Our Core Level Patrons:

  • The $7.77 KeepItWarmRat Tier
    • Michael Vader
  • The Episode $6.66 Tier
    • Steve Coldwell
    • Arthur Smith
    • Anton Glaving
  • The $6.65 “Almost Evil” Tier
    • Kenny Wymore
  • $5.99 The “Nice Price” Tier
    • Fielding Fowler
  • Robert Smith
  • $5 “Money Lender” Tier
    • John Convery
    • German Heindl
    • Adrian Hernandez
    • Jesper Almén
    • Oleksiy The Perfect Stranger Slyepukhov
    • James North
    • Mark Hodgetts
    • Kev Roberts – Paypal
    • Will Porter
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
    • Tim “Southern Cross” Johnson

Reception and Review

  • https://ultimateclassicrock.com/deep-purple-turning-to-crime-album-review/
    • But these surprises are surprisingly convincing. Guitarist Steve Morse gets to employ some different playing techniques, Don Airey rolls out a little barrelhouse piano on some of the tracks and drummer Ian Paice sounds assured in the different rhythmic approaches. Gillan, meanwhile, can sing just about anything, so his voice winds up being the best ambassador for this unlikely fare.
    • The closing “Caught in the Act,” meanwhile, fuses together bits of five ’60s favorites – Jeff Beck Group’s “Going Down,” Booker T. & the MG’s’ “Green Onions,” the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Hot ‘Lanta,” Led Zeppelin‘s “Dazed and Confused” and the Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimme Some Lovin'” – into a mostly instrumental medley that shows why Mark VIII is one of the group’s best lineups and more potent than most of its Purple predecessors.
  • https://bravewords.com/reviews/deep-purple-turning-to-crime
    • 6.5
    • My one gripe with Turning To Crime is that the selection of songs was rather predictable in the sense that it makes perfect sense for Deep Purple to cover a track like Cream’s “White Room”. It’s obvious that Deep Purple is targeting their efforts to their most prominent demographic whom they’ve already won over long ago, but I wish the band would’ve taken a different approach — maybe even covering songs from an artist or era that we wouldn’t have necessarily expected.
    • Despite wanting the band to step a bit outside of their comfort zone, the band’s latest efforts have continued to surprise fans with their level of quality; and I am still incredibly elated that 53 years after the band’s debut in 1968, Deep Purple are still recording and releasing music new (or in this case old), for rock fans of multiple generations to continue to enjoy.
    • An inexplicably odd, badly worded, and poorly researched article: https://pennsylvanianewstoday.com/genesis-2-nights-at-wells-fargo-center-and-6-new-album-releases-seven-in-seven-thereporteronline/273622/New release
      Deep Purple — “Conversion to Crime”
      “Turning to Crime” arrives just 15 months after “Whoosh!”. — Deep Purple’s 21st studio album. Despite the death of guitar wizard Ritchie Blackmore nearly 30 years ago and the death of keyboardist Jon Lord in 2012, he received high praise from critics who praised the band’s ever-evolving creativity. This new release is the first DP album of a track that wasn’t written by the band. This is a collection of songs previously recorded by other artists, such as Cream’s “White Room,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well,” and Bob Dylan’s “Watching the River Flow.”

Thanks To Our Foundation Level Patrons:

  • $3 “Nobody’s Perfect” Tier
    • Peter Gardow
    • Ian Desrosiers
    • Mark Roback
    • Duncan Leask
    • Stuart McCord
    • Flight of the Rat Bat Blue Light
  • $1 Made Up Name Tier
    • The “Unlawfully Perforated” Leaky Mausoleum
    • Stephen Sommerville The Concerto 1999 Fanatic
    • Raphael Choury (Raff Kaff)
    • Spike, The Rock Cat
    • JJ Stannard
    • Hank the Tank
    • Private Eyes
    • Ashen Lionel

For Further Information:h

Listener Mail/Comments

  • Comments about the show? Things you’d like us to cover?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@deeppurplepodcast.com or @ us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Episode #137 – Deep Purple – Turning to Crime (Part 1)

Disclaimer: The video used on YouTube is a byproduct of producing our audio podcast. We post it merely as a convenience to those who prefer the YouTube format. Please subscribe using one of the links below if you’d prefer a superior audio experience.

Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, PodBean, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or search in your favorite podcatcher! 

How To Support Our Show:

Thanks to Our Executive Level Patrons:

  • The £10 Tier
    • Dr. Jill Breis
  • The Turn it up to $11 Tier
    • Clay Wombacher
    • Frank Theilgaard-Mortensen
    • Alan “Ain’t Too Proud To” Begg
    • Mikkel Steen
  • $10 “Some One Came” Tier
    • Ryan M
    • Jeff Breis
    • Gerald Kelly – Paypal
    • Victor Campos
  • The $9.99 Executive Assistant Tier
    • Richard Fusey!

Show Update:

Deep Dive Podcast Network:

Lead up to the Album:

  • Rumors surrounding Deep Purple working on a new album.
  • Accidental track leak by fnac.
  • Initial disappointment.
  • Contest to win Stingray Bass – missing letters.

Personnel:

  • Ian Gillan
  • Ian Paice
  • Roger Glover
  • Steve Morse
  • Don Airey
  • Tenor Sax: Leo Green
  • Trumpet: Matt Holland
  • Backing vocals: Bob Ezrin
  • Backing vocals: Nicole Thalia
  • Backing vocals: Marsha B. Morrison
  • Fiddle: Gina Forsyth
  • Squeeze Box: Bruce Daigrepont
  • Percussion: Julian Shank

Technical:

  • Producer – Bob Ezrin
  • Mastered by Robert Vosgien, CA
  • Production Coordinator: Kim Markovichick
  • Recorded by: Junior Garr (backing vocals at Renaissance House Studios)
  • Recorded by: (fiddle and squeeze box) David Farrell

Album Art & Booklet Review

  • Photography: Mark “Weissguy” Weiss
  • Photography: Rene Treier
  • Photography: Simon Emmett
  • Cover art: jekyll & hyde
  • Cover art: jeh.it

Thanks to Our Core Level Patrons:

  • The $7.77 KeepItWarmRat Tier
    • Michael Vader
  • The Episode $6.66 Tier
    • Steve Coldwell
    • Arthur Smith
    • Anton Glaving
  • The $6.65 “Almost Evil” Tier
    • Kenny Wymore
  • $5.99 The “Nice Price” Tier
    • Fielding Fowler
  • Robert Smith
  • $5 “Money Lender” Tier
    • John Convery
    • German Heindl
    • Adrian Hernandez
    • Jesper Almén
    • Oleksiy The Perfect Stranger Slyepukhov
    • James North
    • Mark Hodgetts
    • Kev Roberts – Paypal
    • Will Porter
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
  • Tim “Southern Cross” Johnson

Album Tracks:

  1. “7 and 7 Is” (Love)
  2. “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” (Huey “Piano” Smith)
  3. “Oh Well” (Fleetwood Mac)
  4. “Jenny Take A Ride!” (Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels)
    • From the 1967 self-titled album by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels.
  5. “Watching the River Flow” (Bob Dylan)
    • Bob Dylan single included on “Greatest Hits: Vol. II.”
  6. “Let the Good Times Roll” (Ray Charles & Quincy Jones)
    • From the 1959 album “The Genius of Ray Charles.”

Thanks To Our Foundation Level Patrons:

  • $3 “Nobody’s Perfect” Tier
    • Peter Gardow
    • Ian Desrosiers
    • Mark Roback
    • Duncan Leask
    • Stuart McCord
    • Flight of the Rat Bat Blue Light
  • $1 Made Up Name Tier
    • The “Criminally Punctured” Leaky Mausoleum
    • Stephen Sommerville The Concerto 1999 Fanatic
    • Raphael Choury (Raff Kaff)
    • Spike, The Rock Cat
    • JJ Stannard
    • Hank the Tank
    • Private Eyes
    • Ashen Lionel

For Further Information:

Listener Mail/Comments

  • Comments about the show? Things you’d like us to cover?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@deeppurplepodcast.com or @ us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Episode #136 – Turning to Crime (Originals Preview)

Disclaimer: The video used on YouTube is a byproduct of producing our audio podcast. We post it merely as a convenience to those who prefer the YouTube format. Please subscribe using one of the links below if you’d prefer a superior audio experience.

Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, PodBean, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or search in your favorite podcatcher! 

How To Support Our Show:

Welcoming Our Newest Patron(s):

  • At the $5.99 “Nice Price” Tier – Robert Smith!
    • After listening to the podcast for such a long time, I thought it was time for me to put my money where my mouth is. I’ve just enlisted at the Fielding Fowler level as I thought he could use the company !
    • I do listen to other podcasts too (none are quite as enjoyable) but one of the other podcasters told me it’s a bit like sending a message in a bottle, which is a good way of putting it. You probably only hear from a fraction of the listeners but I’m sure there are a lot like me who look forward to their Monday DPP episode and your chats about food, drink etc. Oh and the music too.  
    • Keep up the great work,
  • At the $10 “Some One Came” Tier – Saul Evans!

Thanks to Our Executive Level Patrons:

  • The £10 Tier
    • Dr. Jill Breis
  • The Turn it up to $11 Tier
    • Clay Wombacher
    • Frank Theilgaard-Mortensen
    • Alan “Ain’t Too Proud To” Begg
    • Mikkel Steen
  • $10 “Some One Came” Tier
    • Ryan M
    • Jeff Breis
    • Gerald Kelly – Paypal
    • Victor Campos
    • Saul Evans – NEW PATRON ALERT!

Deep Dive Podcast Network:

Apple Podcast Reviews:

  • Jasur M (Jah-soor) – Russia – 5 Stars!
    • Something I look forward to in my week
    • As an avid Purple fan and connoisseur of their extended family, this podcast is a treat for looking in depth about things I know about and introducing me to new wild bands and meeting of minds that I never would’ve even thought about. (Thought I could wait as long as it takes for the Hughes Turner Project episode to come around because I have no clue how that band was even conceived to be a good idea) But ramblings aside, the hosts are perfect in encapsulating that feeling of listening to a record you heard about for a while but could never find in your stores or just buying a new record and listening to it for the first time and I love that. On top of that THEY’RE HILARIOUS!!! My highlights are Nate’s story about the dog that had muffins fall on it and the James Gang song about being Norwegian. Keep up the god’s work you two are putting in, it’s so dearly appreciated.

Social Media Update:

  • Sent by Marcelo Soares via Twitter:

Original Tracks:

  1. “7 and 7 Is” (Love)
    • From the 1966 album “Da Capo.”
    • Prominent Ramones cover as well.
  2. “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” (Huey “Piano” Smith)
    • From the 1959 Huey Smith & The Rhythm Aces album “Having a Good Time.”
  3. “Oh Well” (Fleetwood Mac)
    • Single from 1969.
    • Fleetwood Mac single, included on later releases of “Then Play On.”
  4. “Jenny Take A Ride!” (Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels)
    • From the 1967 self-titled album by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels.
  5. “Watching the River Flow” (Bob Dylan)
    • Bob Dylan single included on “Greatest Hits: Vol. II.”
  6. “Let the Good Times Roll” (Ray Charles & Quincy Jones)
    • From the 1959 album “The Genius of Ray Charles.”
  7. “Dixie Chicken” (Little Feat)
    • From the 1973 album “Dixie Chicken” by Little Feat.
  8. “Shapes of Things” (Yardbirds)
    • Single by The Yardbirds from 1966.

Thanks to Our Core Level Patrons:

  • The $7.77 KeepItWarmRat Tier
    • Michael Vader
  • The Episode $6.66 Tier
    • Steve Coldwell
    • Arthur Smith
    • Anton Glaving
    • Richard Fusey
  • The $6.65 “Almost Evil” Tier
    • Kenny Wymore
  • $5.99 The “Nice Price” Tier
    • Fielding Fowler
    • Robert Smith — NEW PATRON ALERT!!!
  • $5 “Money Lender” Tier
    • John Convery
    • German Heindl
    • Adrian Hernandez
    • Jesper Almén
    • Oleksiy The Perfect Stranger Slyepukhov
    • James North
    • Mark Hodgetts
    • Kev Roberts – Paypal
    • Will Porter
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
    • Tim “Southern Cross” Johnson
  1. “The Battle of New Orleans” (Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton)
    • From the 1962 album by Lonnie Donegan, “A Golden Age of Donegan.”
  2.  “Lucifer” (Bob Seger System)
    • From the 1970 album “Mongrel” by Bob Seger System.
  3.  “White Room” (Cream)
    • From the 1968 Cream album “Wheels of Fire.”
  4. “Going Down” (Moloch)
    • From 1969 album “Moloch” by the band Moloch.
    • Also covered by Freddie King in 1971 and likely popularized by Jeff Beck in 1972
    • Mark 4 used to cover this live.
  5. “Green Onions” (Booker T. & The MG’s)
    • From the 1962 album “Green Onions” by Booker T. & The MG’s.
  6. “Hot ‘Lanta” (The Allman Brothers)
    • From the 1971 live album “Live at Fillmore East” by The Allman Brothers.
  7. “Dazed and Confused” (Led Zeppelin)
    • From Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album in 1969.
  8. “Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis Group)
    • A single from 1966 by Spencer Davis Group.

Thanks To Our Foundation Level Patrons:

  • $3 “Nobody’s Perfect” Tier
    • Peter Gardow
    • Ian Desrosiers
    • Mark Roback
    • Duncan Leask
    • Stuart McCord
    • Flight of the Rat Bat Blue Light
  • $1 Made Up Name Tier
    • The “Drip Drop Fright Shop” Leaky Mausoleum
    • Stephen Sommerville The Concerto 1999 Fanatic
    • Raphael Choury (Raff Kaff)
    • Spike, The Rock Cat
    • JJ Stannard
    • Hank the Tank
    • Private Eyes
    • Ashen Lionel

For Further Information:

Listener Mail/Comments

  • Comments about the show? Things you’d like us to cover?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@deeppurplepodcast.com or @ us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Nate Joins Scott Haskin to Talk “Abbey Road” (Part 2)

Join Scott Haskin on the HaskinCast PodCast where Nate joins this week to discuss The Beatles album “Abbey Road.”

Released 9-26-69

Abbey Road Links:

iTunes (look for various editions):

https://music.apple.com/us/album/abbey-road-remastered/1441164426

Amazon:

Deep Purple Podcast Links:

Website: http://deeppurplepodcast.com/

Donate on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/deeppurplepodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/deeppurplepod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deeppurplepodcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Deep-Purple-Podcast-333239820881996

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxcThTTLtAC_k7m9sTV5HIw

Contact: info@deeppurplepodcast.com

HaskinCast Podcast links:

My Website:

https://www.scotthaskin.com/podcast

Official Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1210703585754449&ref=br_rs

Spotify:

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/haskincast-podcast/id1437772872?mt=2

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottHaskinMusic

Google Play:

https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ipsjavxsi5u4l4t5xvzmxjess4i?t%3DHaskinCast_PodCast%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16

Podbean:

https://www.podbean.com/site/Search/index?v=haskincast

Episode #135 – Ritchie Blackmore’s Gibson ES-335


Disclaimer: The video used on YouTube is a byproduct of producing our audio podcast. We post it merely as a convenience to those who prefer the YouTube format. Please subscribe using one of the links below if you’d prefer a superior audio experience.

Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, PodBean, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or search in your favorite podcatcher! 

How To Support Our Show:

Welcoming Our Newest Patron(s):

  • At the $1 Silly Made Up Name Tier . . . Private Eyes!
    • Hi Nate & Jon!
    • Thank you so much for your podcast!! The vibe (and everything else about it) is so fun and enjoyable. 
    • I found you on Spotify when looking for pods that discuss Tommy! He is one of my all time faves. 🎸
    • If you give me a shout out, please use this screen name I just made: Private Eyes! (In honor of Tommy, of course!!)
    • I have more to say, but will leave it for another time (long day, tired!). 
    • Thanks again for your awesome show. ☂️
    • 🤘🏼!

Thanks to Our Executive Level Patrons:

  • The £10 Tier
    • Dr. Jill Breis 
  • The Turn it up to $11 Tier
    • Clay Wombacher
    • Frank Theilgaard-Mortensen
    • Alan “Ain’t Too Proud To” Begg
    • Mikkel Steen
  • $10 “Some One Came” Tier
    • Ryan M
    • Jeff Breis
    • Gerald Kelly – Paypal
    • Victor Campos

Patron Updates:

  • Peter Gardow takes a detour to check out a certain pizza establishment in Maine!

Social Media Update:

History of The Gibson ES-335:

  • The Gibson ES-335 was the world’s first commercially available semi-hollowbody guitar.
  • Selmer London began distributing Gibson in the UK.  The list of prices for tohe Gibsons were listed in guineas.  Converted to pounds the ES-355’s list price was £306.60 ($420.93).  That would convert £9.924.71 (or $) in today’s money.

Background on Guitar:

  • Used to play because of Tony Harvey of Nero and the Gladiators (“My All Time Favorite Band”): interview here: Ritchie Blackmore interview ⚔️ Questions 113-119 Gibson ES-335 1997 USA Tour Beer 1996 Rainbow Fans
    • Ritchie talks about Gibson from 0:00 to 3:06
    • “Hall of the Mountain King” from 1:12 ro 3:00
  • From: (https://meandguitar.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/hush-money/): When Blackmore bought the guitar used in 1962 , its stock stop tailpiece had already been replaced by a Bigsby B5 tremolo, which is actually designed for solidbody guitars.  It also still had a short pickguard typical of early Sixties Dot neck ES-335 guitars, although Blackmore remove it a later date, as well as its original black metal-top control knobs, which were swapped for gold knobs sometime after he stopped playing the guitar.
  • Blackmore used this guitar to record everything from Screaming Lord Sutch’s 1965 cover of “Train Kept A-Rollin” to “Child In Time.

History of Ritchie’s Gibson ES-335:

  • Ritchie bought the guitar used at Jim Marshal’s music shop in London in 1962.  Gibsons had only become available in England in 1960 when they lifted a ban on importing American guitars.
  • From (https://www.treblebooster.net/bsm-tonezone/ritchie-blackmore):
    • Right from the start of the Deep Purple Mk1 era in 1968, Ritchie Blackmore used his trusty 1961 cherry red Gibson ES-335 TD as main guitar alongside his Vox AC30 and a Hornby Skewes germanium fitted treblebooster. Midway sixties Ritchie modified this guitar with a Bigsby-Vibrato. The Gibson guitar was usually fitted with 2 Gibson PAF Humbucker pickups. In one of the Humbucker’s coils there are 6 adjustable screws installed, one can balance the volume of strings among each other via varying the height. Ritchie now turned the screws uncommonly high so as to get a more P90-like sound. The coil with the screws picks up more voltage than the other. Ritchie will use this guitar on stage until midway 1970. In the studio the guitar stayed with him even longer, at least until the December 1971 “TOTP” TV session.
    • At the end of 1968, Deep Purple Mk1 was the opening act on the “Cream” tour in the USA. At this time Deep Purple was well known in the USA, but not in their home country England. It was the last tour for “Cream”, before the band felt apart. For Eric Clapton the situation was hard to handle, after Ritchie opened the concerts with his aggressive guitar show, the guitar orientated audience wanted to hear more Blackmore. So after only a few shows, Deep Purple were paid out to leave the tour. During these days, a retired Fender Stratocaster from Eric Clapton was given to Ritchie, and he soon fell in love with the sound. Especially the tremolo caught his eye, Compared to the Bigsby on his Gibson ES-335, this was a real enhancement. Not that Ritchie wasn’t satisfied with his ES-335, even Dave Edmunds (Love Sculpture) the shooting star of the upcoming Hardrock scene played an ES-335 with a Vox AC30. Edmunds by the way left behind most English Hardrock-guitar players with his ultra fast and enormous fluidly played version of “Sabre dance” in 1968.
    • The combination of ES-335 and Vox AC30 was a “top act”. But since Hendrix arrived on the scene, everyone knew what could be done with a vibrato-system. In spring 1969 Ritchie bought a stock 1968 black maple neck Stratocaster. The 68 Strats still had the two-piece old tremolo construction with the steel inertia bar and the stamped vintage steel saddles. For this tremolo, Ritchie used a special custom-made ¼” (6.3mm) heavy weighted steel arm, to attack the tremolo real hard. The value of the tonecap was stock 0.1uF.
    • With the entrance of new members Ian Gillan & Roger Glover (better known as the Mk2 formation) as replacements for Evans & Simper Deep Purple’s rise to stardom began. Approximately for a year ES-335 and Strat were sharing equal rights. Typical live songs for the ES-335 were for instance the new “Child in Time” or the old “Wring that neck”. Midway 1970 the ES-335 disappeared from stage. The legendary “Child in time” was recorded in the studio using the ES-335.
    • At the end of 1970, early 1971 the worn-out frets of his Strat were replaced with the higher Gibson jumbo frets. The maple fretboard was not lacquered afterwards, so it became noticeably darker with time.
  • The serial number of the guitar is: 26547.

Top Ritchie Gibson Moments:

Thanks to Our Core Level Patrons:

  • The $7.77 KeepItWarmRat Tier
    • Michael Vader
  • The Episode $6.66 Tier
    • Steve Coldwell
    • Arthur Smith
    • Anton Glaving
    • Richard Fusey
  • The $6.65 “Almost Evil” Tier
    • Kenny Wymore
  • $5.99 The “Nice Price” Tier
    • Fielding Fowler
  • $5 “Money Lender” Tier
    • Greg Sealby
    • John Convery
    • German Heindl
    • Adrian Hernandez
    • Jesper Almén
    • Oleksiy The Perfect Stranger Slyepukhov
    • James North
    • Mark Hodgetts
    • Kev Roberts – Paypal
    • Will Porter
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
  • Tim “Southern Cross” Johnson

Interview with Ilhan Akbil

More Top Ritchie Gibson Moments:

Thanks To Our Foundation Level Patrons:

  • $3 “Nobody’s Perfect” Tier
    • Peter Gardow
    • Ian Desrosiers
    • Mark Roback
    • Duncan Leask
    • Stuart McCord
    • Flight of the Rat Bat Blue Light
  • $1 Made Up Name Tier
    • The “Secret of the Ooze” Leaky Mausoleum
    • Stephen Sommerville The Concerto 1999 Fanatic
    • Raphael Choury (Raff Kaff)
    • Spike, The Rock Cat
    • JJ Stannard
    • Hank the Tank
    • Private Eyes

Where is the guitar now?

  • After attending a Hednrix concert in 1970 Ritchie made the decision to try using a Fender Stratocaster, purchasing one from a former roadie for Eric Clapton.
  • Live Ritchie continued to play the guitar live when they performed “Wring That Neck” until the summer of 1971 when that song was replaced in the set with “Lazy.”
  • According to Jerry Bloom he did use it once last time to perform “Fireball” on Top of the Pops in December of 1971.
  • Ritchie claims that his ex-wife Babs stole the guitar from him.
  • Barbel sold it at an auction at Christie’s in 2004 to a vintage guitar dealer named Laurence Wexer.
  • Ilhan Akbil purchased the guitar from  FrettedAmericana (David Brass) in Calabassas, California. They may have purchased the guitar from Wexer at some point previously.
  • Huge appreciation to Ilhan for joining us on the show to tell his story of his passion for Deep Purple, Ritchie, and about the guitar.
  • Blackmore: “The 355 was a good guitar, but it didn’t have the same sound: it was warmer, fuzzier. It would gloss up the notes a bit. With the Strat, if you played a wrong note, everybody heard it. Ultimately, it was a beast well worth taming.”

For Further Information:

Listener Mail/Comments

  • Comments about the show? Things you’d like us to cover?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@deeppurplepodcast.com or @ us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Nate Joins Scott Haskin to Talk “Abbey Road” (Part 1)

Join Scott Haskin on the HaskinCast PodCast where Nate joins this week to discuss The Beatles album “Abbey Road.”

196 Album Review – The Beatles – Abby Road Part 1 w/ Nathan Beaudry

Abbey Road Links:

iTunes (look for various editions):

https://music.apple.com/us/album/abbey-road-remastered/1441164426

Amazon:

Deep Purple Podcast Links:

Website: http://deeppurplepodcast.com/

Donate on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/deeppurplepodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/deeppurplepod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deeppurplepodcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Deep-Purple-Podcast-333239820881996

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxcThTTLtAC_k7m9sTV5HIw

Contact: info@deeppurplepodcast.com

HaskinCast Podcast links:

My Website:

Official Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1210703585754449&ref=br_rs

Spotify:

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/haskincast-podcast/id1437772872?mt=2

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottHaskinMusic

Google Play:

https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ipsjavxsi5u4l4t5xvzmxjess4i?t%3DHaskinCast_PodCast%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16

Podbean:

https://www.podbean.com/site/Search/index?v=haskincast

https://haskincast.podbean.com/e/196-album-review-the-beatles-abby-road-part-1-w-nathan-beaudry/

Episode #134 – Warhorse – Red Sea

Disclaimer: The video used on YouTube is a byproduct of producing our audio podcast. We post it merely as a convenience to those who prefer the YouTube format. Please subscribe using one of the links below if you’d prefer a superior audio experience.

Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, PodBean, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or search in your favorite podcatcher! 

How To Support Our Show:

Thanks to Our Executive Level Patrons:

  • The £10 Tier
    • Dr. Jill Breis — PATRON UPGRADE!
  • The Turn it up to $11 Tier
    • Clay Wombacher
    • Frank Theilgaard-Mortensen
    • Alan “Ain’t Too Proud To” Begg
    • Mikkel Steen
  • $10 “Some One Came” Tier
    • Ryan M
    • Jeff Breis
    • Gerald Kelly – Paypal
    • Victor Campos

Social Media Update:

  • Deep Dive Podcast Network
  • Apple Podcasts Reviews
    • I love mags – 5 Stars!
    • Great fun podcast on Deep Purple
    • I found out about this excellent podcast by accident and I absolutely love it. It’s a great fun listen. I’ve only played a few episodes so have loads to catch up! The House of Blue Light review was interesting. I saw Purple on this tour at Wembley London UK. On that eve Blackmore refused to do an encore! So Lord and Glover played lead. It was definitely an interesting version of Smoke on the water! Having seen Gillan in mind blowing vocal form (the band) live in 81, it was noticeable Ian had sadly lost some of his range/power by 87/88. Overall he was still great. Keep up the great work, thank you!

Lead up to the Album:

  • This album saw the departure of Ged Peck on guitar with Pete Parks joining the band. Peck left to pursue classical guitar playing.
  • We talked on our last Warhorse episode about how Rick Wakeman was very briefly in the band but did not make it to any of the recordings. Rick left in April of 1970 to join the Strawbs.
  • The Warhorse Story Volume 2 liner notes states that the album was released (or as Nick Simper puts it “escaped”) in 1972. There were no singles from this album.
  • The head of A&R for Vertigo gave the band a 1,500 budget and said “Take your time, do what you want.”
  • At the end of 1971 they headed to De Lane Lea to record the album.
  • Part way through the recording Robbie Beck came into the studio to tell them they only had 500 worth of time left. It turns out that the head of A&R had left and not told anybody the budget he’d promised the band.They were able to get a little more money to finish the recording.
  • The label wanted the album finished head of Christmas so they had to rush to get it done.
  • Nick apparently went into a tirade about the budgeting issue with some of the “big wigs” at Phonogram and were soon dropped after the album came out in June of 1972.

Personnel:

Technical:

  • Producer [Produced By] – Ian Kimmet, Warhorse (2)
    • Worked with Ann Margaret, Andy Vanwarmer, Danny Gatton, went on to work in management for R.E.M.
  • Engineer – Dave Stock
    • Worked on Jon Lord’s “Gemini Suite” and Ashton, Gardner, and Dyke
  • Recorded at De Lane Lea Studios.

Album Art & Booklet Review

  • Design [Sleeve Design] – Rick Breach
  • Liner Notes – Ian Kimmel
  • From The Warhorse Story liner notes: “Red Sea, as the second album was titled, also sported a Vertigo sleeve that was as poorly executed as the first one had been brilliant. The original concept of an ironclad warship had sounded great but the less than professional results look amateurish today.
  • Alternate covers and titles:
    • 1984 UK Vinyl Reissue 
      • https://www.discogs.com/release/1006145-Warhorse-Red-Sea

Thanks to Our Core Level Patrons:

  • The $7.77 KeepItWarmRat Tier
    • Michael Vader
  • The Episode $6.66 Tier
    • Steve Coldwell
    • Arthur Smith
    • Anton Glaving
    • Richard Fusey
  • The $6.65 “Almost Evil” Tier
    • Kenny Wymore
  • $5.99 The “Nice Price” Tier
    • Fielding Fowler
  • $5 “Money Lender” Tier
    • Greg Sealby
    • John Convery
    • German Heindl
    • Adrian Hernandez
    • Jesper Almén
    • Oleksiy The Perfect Stranger Slyepukhov
    • James North
    • Mark Hodgetts
    • Kev Roberts – Paypal
    • Will Porter
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
  • Tim “Southern Cross” Johnson

Album Tracks:

All songs composed by Warhorse except the final track.

Side One:

  1. Red Sea
  2. Back In Time
  3. Confident But Wrong
  4. Feeling Better

Side Two:

  1. Sybilla
  2. Mouthpiece
  3. I (Who Have Nothing) (Donida, Leiber/Stoller)

Thanks To Our Foundation Level Patrons:

  • $3 “Nobody’s Perfect” Tier
    • Peter Gardow
    • Ian Desrosiers
    • Mark Roback
    • Andrew Meyer
    • Duncan Leask
    • Stuart McCord
  • $1 Made Up Name Tier
    • Ells Murders
    • Spacey Noodles
    • The “Probably Toxic” Leaky Mausoleum
    • Stephen Sommerville The Concerto 1999 Fanatic
    • Raphael Choury (Raff Kaff)
    • Spike, The Rock Cat
    • JJ Stannard
    • Hank the Tank
    • Flight of the Rat Bat Blue Light

Reception and Review

  • Ashley Holt’s performance on “Back in Time” was criticized as having been the “unconscious model for the kind of singing” that they parodied in Spinal Tap according to Richie Unterberger on AllMusic.
  • WARHORSE: “Red Sea” (Vertigo). “. . . this second album cannot fail to establish them in the hierarchy of Europe’s greatest groups” pompously declare the liner notes. That’s a very hard tag to live up to — and Warhorse don’t quite make it, I’m afraid. “Red Sea” is like the curate’s egg: good in parts. But when they’re good, Warhorse are as good, if not better, than most of the bands working in the hard ‘nd heavy rock field. Their greatest asset is lead guitarist Peter Parks who works hard all the time to lift the ordinariness. He’s really missed on tracks like “Feeling Better” where he has to takes  backseat. But his long solo in “Back In Time” is a treat; inventive and exciting, sounding at times like Richie [sic] Blackmore’s work on “wring That Neck” on Deep Purple’s “Book Of The Taliesyn” [sic] album. In fact, “Red Sea” does bear comparison with early Purple albums; hardly surprising, as bassist Nick Simper was on of the founder members of that band. Both he and organist Frank Wilson are content to provide backings which gives the other members of the band something to work on. Vocalist Ashley Holt has a hard, gravelly voice which sometimes doesn’t have sufficient punch to carry some numbers — like “Feeling Better” — on its own. Nevertheless, he can do it if he tries: just listen to “Confident But Wrong” and “Sybilla” — the stand out track, with everybody boogieing along like there was not tomorrow, Drummer Mac Poole provides a solid beat throughout, coming into his own on “Mouthpiece,” an extended solo which is just a little too extended for my liking. But that’s the only bit of self-indulgence on “Red Sea.” — M.O.
  • Soon after this Mac Poole left Warhorse to join a band called Gong. They recruited drummer Barney James and began work on a third album that was never completed.  There are bonus tracks on “The Warhorse Story” that were destined for this third album.
  • This group played their last show in 1974 though original members would take the stage together a few more times over the years for one off reunion gigs.
  • Rick Wakeman would recruit Ashley Holt and Barney James for his solo albums “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” and “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.”
  • Nick tried to get them to stay with Warhorse, telling them that Rick Wakeman’s projects didn’t last too long, they left.
  • Two months later Ashley called back about getting back together and he didn’ty have the energy to pick up where they left off.  Additionally it was the first time he’d been off the road since the age of 18.
  • Nick then (with Parks) started up Nick Simper’s Dynamite.
  • Nick said it was a little galling to sit and watch bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, UFO, and others who had all been opening for Warhorse go on to achieve success as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal really took off.
  • Simper: “I used to say tot he guys if we sick together long enough, we’ve got a stage act that wipes them out. We had some great times, which is why the band survived for four years, but there were always [problems with managers, publishers. Lots of support bands borrowed from us, both musically and some of our stage act. Judas Priest, all that leather studded arm band stuff, he took that straight of Ashley Holt. He borrowed the bull whip prop too which is fair enough, we nicked if off Dave Dee, they used one for Legend of Xanadu! That guy from Queen, Brian May, he saw us at the Marquee, was a great fan. He borrowed Pete’s solo from the track Back in Time for one of their albums.”
  • Simon Robinson writes: “Indeed dedicated Queen fans who have heard the Warhorse track agree that the solo on Queen’s Brighton Rock is uncannily similar!”
  • Robinson concludes: “It’s perhaps all too easy to day to forget just how important the live circuit was back int the ‘70s, both for the bands who played it and the audiences who came to watch and in some cases be influenced by what they saw. Warhorse can be proud of their part in it all.

For Further Information:

Listener Mail/Comments

  • Comments about the show? Things you’d like us to cover?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@deeppurplepodcast.com or @ us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Episode #133 – Deep Purple – Made in Europe


Disclaimer: The video used on YouTube is a byproduct of producing our audio podcast. We post it merely as a convenience to those who prefer the YouTube format. Please subscribe using one of the links below if you’d prefer a superior audio experience.

Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, PodBean, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or search in your favorite podcatcher! 

How To Support Our Show:

Thanks to Our Executive Level Patrons:

  • The £10 Tier
    • Dr. Jill Breis
  • The Turn it up to $11 Tier
    • Clay Wombacher
    • Frank Theilgaard-Mortensen
    • Alan “Ain’t Too Proud To” Begg
    • Mikkel Steen
  • $10 “Some One Came” Tier

Social Media Update:

Lead up to the Album:

  • All titles recorded at:-
  • Graz in Austria on the 4th April 1975
  • Saarbrucken in Germany on 5th April 1975
  • Paris in France on the 7th April 1975
  • April 7 was Ritchie’s last show with the band until they reformed in 1984.
  • Ritchie’s last show with Mark 3 was on 
  • The Graz and Paris concerts have both been released in full since but the drum solo from the Graz concert is missing.
  • It’s said that there was a lot of editing and overdubbing of crowd noise for this album.  There’s a noticeable tape loop of applause which you can notice based on the whistling of a fan.
  • The album was not released until after the band broke up in October of 1976.
  • Much like Made in Japan the shows were recorded to be able to be released post breakup so they’d have something to be able to sell afterward in case there were no more studio albums.

Personnel:

Technical:

Visit my website https://vinyl-records.nl for complete album information and thousands of album cover photos

Album Art & Booklet Review

  • Design [Cover] – Cream (7)
    • Design company from Amsterdam known as The Cream Group
    • Worked with Snafu, Gentle Giant, Bay City Rollers, and we discussed them most recently working on Bobby Harrison’s album Funkist
    • Aldo designed cover for Sabotage
  • Design [Cover] – Phil Duffy (2)
    • Worked mostly with classical albums
  • Photography By – Fin Costello
  • Sleeve Notes – Geoff Barton
    • Founder of Kerrang! Magazine and had previously been an editor at Sounds
    • Did notes for many Deep Purple, Whitesnake releases as well as Meatloaf and Hughes/Thrall
    • We have read many of his reviews on the show
  • Sleeve Notes – Pete Makowski
  • The picture on the labels incorrectly displays Tommy Bolin instead of Ritchie Blackmore, who plays on this LP.

Thanks to Our Core Level Patrons:

  • The $7.77 KeepItWarmRat Tier
    • Michael Vader
  • The $7.00 “No One Named” Tier
    • Richard Fusey
  • The Episode $6.66 Tier
    • Steve Coldwell
    • Arthur Smith
    • Anton Glaving
  • The $6.65 “Almost Evil” Tier
    • Kenny Wymore
  • $5.99 The “Nice Price” Tier
    • Fielding Fowler
  • $5 “Money Lender” Tier
    • Greg Sealby
    • John Convery
    • German Heindl
    • Adrian Hernandez
    • Jesper Almén
    • Oleksiy The Perfect Stranger Slyepukhov
    • James North
    • Mark Hodgetts
    • Kev Roberts – Paypal
    • Will Porter
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
    • Tim “Southern Cross” Johnson
Visit my website https://vinyl-records.nl for complete album information and thousands of album cover photos

Album Tracks:

Side One

  1. Burn
  2. Mistreated
  3. Lady Double Dealer
Visit my website https://vinyl-records.nl for complete album information and thousands of album cover photos

Side Two:

  1. You Food No One
  2. Stormbringer

Thanks To Our Foundation Level Patrons:

  • $3 “Nobody’s Perfect” Tier
    • Peter Gardow
    • Ian Desrosiers
    • Mark Roback
    • Andrew Meyer
    • Duncan Leask
    • Stuart McCord
  • $1 Made Up Name Tier
    • Ells Murders
    • Spacey Noodles
    • The “Desperately In Need of Flex Tape” Leaky Mausoleum
    • Stephen Sommerville The Concerto 1999 Fanatic
    • Raphael Choury (Raff Kaff)
    • Spike, The Rock Cat
    • JJ Stannard
    • Hank the Tank
    • Flight of the Rat Bat Blue Light
Visit my website https://vinyl-records.nl for complete album information and thousands of album cover photos

For Further Information:

Listener Mail/Comments

  • Comments about the show? Things you’d like us to cover?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@deeppurplepodcast.com or @ us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Episode #132 – Gillan – Mr. Universe (Japanese Version)


Disclaimer: The video used on YouTube is a byproduct of producing our audio podcast. We post it merely as a convenience to those who prefer the YouTube format. Please subscribe using one of the links below if you’d prefer a superior audio experience.

Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, PodBean, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or search in your favorite podcatcher! 

How To Support Our Show:

Thanks to Our Executive Level Patrons:

  • The £10 Tier
    • Dr. Jill Breis
  • The Turn it up to $11 Tier
    • Clay Wombacher
    • Frank Theilgaard-Mortensen
    • Alan “Ain’t Too Proud To” Begg
    • Mikkel Steen
  • $10 “Some One Came” Tier

Social Media Update:

  • Deep Dive Podcast Network
  • Apple Podcasts Reviews
    • Nate the weatherman – USA – 5 stars!
    • Amazing podcast
    • “Came across this podcast months ago and never got a chance to listen to the podcast until the summer and anyone interested interested in music history, or if you came across it by accident… you’ve come to the right place! Love listening to the podcasts from Moorhead, MN.”
  • Another package from Peter Gardow!
  • John’s Drizzly gift arrives!

Lead up to the Album:

  • Lineup change: Bernie Torme comes in to replace Steve Byrd who returned to session work.
  • Phil Banfield comes onto the scene to work as Ian’s manager.
  • Ian and Phil went to the south coast to get the picture for the front of the UK album.
  • Gillan says: “He wanted a picture of me with only water behind, and, t o achieve the effect, he said I had to jump. So there I was, with my manager shoultin, ‘Jump,’ and I’d jump. Again and again. From that moment we agreed that when Phil says jump, I jump!”
  • In 1979 Phil got the band in front of audiences, booking the National Jazz Blues and Rock Festival which became known as the Reading Rock Festival.  Gillan were on the same bill as Steve Hcket, Think Lizzy, and Rory Gallagher.
  • ON September 20, 1979 the original version of this album was released in Japan by Toshiba-EMI.  This album was billed as Ian Gillan.  Australia and New Zealand got it later in the year.
  • That version of the album had a different track list.
  • Japanese version: https://www.discogs.com/Gillan-Mr-Universe/release/9594353 including tracks not on the UK release:
SideUK ReleaseJapanese Release
1Second Sight*Vengeance
1Secret of The Dance*Mr. Universe
1She Tears Me DownShe Tears Me Down
1RollerYour Sister’s On My List***
1Mr. Universe
2VengeanceStreet Theatre**
2Puget SoundRoller
2Dead of Night*Puget Sound
2Message in a Bottle*Move With The Times**
2Fighting Man*Sleeping On The Job**

*Tracks that does not appear on the Japanese version.

**Track that does not appear on the UK version but does appear on the 1993 “Gillan – The Japanese Album” compilation.

***Track unique to the Japanese version.

  • In 1993 RPM released a compilation called “Gillan – The Japanese Album” which combined the tracks from the Japanese “Mr. Universe” (except “Your Sister’s On My List”) album with the original Gillan “Japanese” album. 14 tracks in total.
  • Since we’ve already covered 4 of the tracks on the UK version we will focus on the Japanese release of Mr. Universe.
  • When you look at it the UK version is really more of a sort of compilation featuring 4 tracks previously released, one with a different lineup.  The Japanese version, however, is a brand new album.
  • Stargazer – Issue #20 from December of 1979 also breaks down the differences between the versions.
  • Simon Robinson states that he doesn’t detect any real difference between the duplicated tracks.

Personnel:

  • Bass, Mixed By, Arranged By – John McCoy
  • Drums, Arranged By – Mick Underwood
  • Guitar, Arranged By – Bernie Torme*
    • Played in a band called The Urge in the early 70s
    • Also played in a band called Scrapyard with John McCoy in the mid 70s
    • He then formed The Bernie Torme Band which released his first recorded work in 1979 – this was his only recorded credit prior to Gillan
    • Sadly he passed away in 2019
  • Keyboards – Colin Towns
  • Vocals – Ian Gillan

Technical:

Album Art & Booklet Review

  • Photography By – Mick Gregory
    • Photography for Deep Purple, Bernie Torme solo, Genesis
  • Photography By – Yuka Fujii
    • Visual for Bernie Torme, Iron Maiden (debut album),  
  • Photography By [UK Front Cover] – Victor Watts
    • Only credit on Discogs
  • Artwork [UK Sleeve Design] – Jubilee Graphics
    • Worked with Elton John, ELO, 
  • No Japanese credit for the cover design.
    • Cover is a pic from Ian Gillan at the Reading Festival in 1978 playing with the brand new Gillan

Thanks to Our Core Level Patrons:

  • The $9.69 “9 + Coverdale” Tier
    • Richard Fusey
  • The $7.77 KeepItWarmRat Tier
    • Michael Vader
  • The $7.00 “No One Named” Tier
    • Vacant
  • The Episode $6.66 Tier
    • Steve Coldwell
    • Arthur Smith
    • Anton Glaving
  • The $6.65 “Almost Evil” Tier
    • Kenny Wymore
  • $5.99 The “Nice Price” Tier
    • Fielding Fowler
  • $5 “Money Lender” Tier
    • Greg Sealby
    • John Convery
    • German Heindl
    • Adrian Hernandez
    • Jesper Almén
    • Oleksiy The Perfect Stranger Slyepukhov
    • James North
    • Mark Hodgetts
    • Kev Roberts – Paypal
    • Will Porter
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
    • Tim “Southern Cross” Johnson

Album Tracks:

Side One:

  1. Vengeance (Gillan, Towns)
  2. Mr. Universe (Gillan, Towns)
  3. She Tears Me Down (Towns)
  4. Your Sister’s On My List (Gillan, Towns)
    • Robinson: “… has lyrics which you would expect from a title like that! Musically it starts off sounding a little Zeppelin like (early stuff), just the way the riff is constructed and churned out.”
    • Robinson compares the ending of the track to an imitation of “Hard Lovin’ Man.”

Side Two:

  1. Street Theatre (Towns)
  2. Roller (Gillan, Towns)
  3. Puget Sound (Gillan, Towns, McCoy, Torme, Underwood)
  4. Moving With The Times (Gillan, Towns, McCoy)
  5. Sleeping on the Job (Gillan, Towns)
    • Released as the next UK single per Stargazer Issue #20 per Ian.
    • Song is about Leyland night workers
      • Found this article: https://www.aronline.co.uk/archive/sleeping-on-the-job-essay/
      • “The story first hit the headlines on 12 November 1979 when it was revealed that 14 night shift workers had been caught sleeping at a British Leyland plant. The men were found tucked up in sleeping bags when management swooped on the priming shop at the Range Rover plant in Solihull, near Birmingham.
      • “After two days of disciplinary hearings and appeals, BL dismissed 13 Land Rover car workers, who had been caught sleeping on the night shift. A Supervisor who was sleeping was also dismissed, along with a Foreman. The company refused to comment while a hearing was still continuing into charges against a Superintendent.”

Thanks To Our Foundation Level Patrons:

  • $3 “Nobody’s Perfect” Tier
    • Peter Gardow
    • Ian Desrosiers
    • Mark Roback
    • Andrew Meyer
    • Duncan Leask
    • Stuart McCord
  • $1 Made Up Name Tier
    • Ells Murders
    • Spacey Noodles
    • The “Keeper of the Red Liquid” Leaky Mausoleum
    • Stephen Sommerville The Concerto 1999 Fanatic
    • Raphael Choury (Raff Kaff)
    • Spike, The Rock Cat
    • JJ Stannard
    • Hank the Tank
    • Flight of the Rat Bat Blue Light

Reception and Review

  • The album reached No. 11 in the UK, selling over 2 million copies worldwide.
  • With all the craziness surrounding the track listing and versions of this album there is also another song from the Mr. Universe sessions that is considered lost.  The song is called “Parliament Square.” 

Reviews from Simon Robinson in Stargazer Issue #20, December of 1979:

Mr.Universe (UK) – Album Review
I recently rated the last studio album, issued only in Japan, as the best ex-purple disc to date. This comprises five tracks from it (three of which have been re-recorded), plus five new tracks. So how could they go wrong? Well they have. How they can honestly turn this out after that Jap. LP is beyond me. The material I can take, what I can’t take is the abysmal mix. It is just bloody terrible. Gillan’s vocals are buried, and though the drummer is presumably playing a whole kit, only the cymbals can be heard.
Mr.Universe (Japan) – Album Review
This contains five tracks from the UK edition (which sound the same to me), plus four new ones. Of those, ‘Your Sister’s On My List’ is quite catchy, and has lyrics which you would expect with a title like that! ‘Move With The Times’ is kept going by bass, drums and piano (sort of Pot Black style!). ‘Sleeping OnThe Job’ is very catchy, but not as good as the live version, because Gillan is mixed down too far. ‘Street Theatre’ is a short Towns instrumental, probably destined for a stage opener some day. Overall, that spark which made Gillan ‘Gillan’ outstanding is absent.
  • Robinson in Stargazer #20 says that the Japanese version is the best ex-purple disc to date.
  • Robinson speaks very unfavorably about the UK version, mostly having issues with the mix.
  • In the UK they promoted the album touring with Randy California.  Samson with Bruce Dickinson were also there.
  • Gillan: “I loved the band; Bernie and John galvanized audiences with their electrifying stage act, and, in John’s case he was described in one review as a ‘walking absurdity’ with a presence that oozed rock ‘n’ roll.”
  • Gillan’s story about meeting back up with Ritchie from “Child in Time” pages 139-140.

For Further Information:

Listener Mail/Comments

  • Comments about the show? Things you’d like us to cover?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@deeppurplepodcast.com or @ us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Episode #131 – Whitesnake – Live… in the Heart of the City


Disclaimer: The video used on YouTube is a byproduct of producing our audio podcast. We post it merely as a convenience to those who prefer the YouTube format. Please subscribe using one of the links below if you’d prefer a superior audio experience.

Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, PodBean, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or search in your favorite podcatcher! 

How To Support Our Show:

Thanks to Our Executive Level Patrons:

  • The £10 Tier
    • Dr. Jill Breis
  • The Turn it up to $11 Tier
    • Clay Wombacher
    • Frank Theilgaard-Mortensen
    • Alan “Ain’t Too Proud To” Begg
    • Mikkel Steen
  • $10 “Some One Came” Tier

Social Media Update:

Lead up to the Album:

  • Live In The Heart Of The City (June 23-24, 1980)
  • Live At Hammersmith (November 23, 1978)
  • All songs recorded at The Hammersmith Odeon, London.
  • Sides 1 and 2 were done with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio at the Hammersmith Odeon. 
  • Sides 3 and 4 are the previously-issued, Japan only, “Live At Hammersmith” which was not released in the UK.

Personnel:

Technical:

Album Art & Booklet Review

  • Art Direction – John Pasche
    • http://www.johnpasche.com/
    • Designer of the Rolling Stones “Lips” logo, founder of Gull Graphics
    • Worked with Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, 
  • Artwork By [Cover Painting] – Jeff Cummins
  • Design – Shoot That Tiger!
    • Over 1,000 entries on Discogs
    • London based design company
    • Covers for Status Quo, Black Sabbath (Live at Last), Alkatrazz, Motorhead and many more
  • Photography [Back Cover] – Hiro Ohno
    • Work for early Whitesnake, Iron Maiden (Maiden Japan)
  • Photography [Insert] – George Bodnar

Thanks to Our Core Level Patrons:

  • The $7.77 KeepItWarmRat Tier
    • Michael Vader
  • The $7.00 “No One Named” Tier
    • Richard Fusey
  • The Episode $6.66 Tier
    • Steve Coldwell
    • Arthur Smith
    • Anton Glaving
  • The $6.65 “Almost Evil” Tier
    • Kenny Wymore
  • $5.99 The “Nice Price” Tier
    • Fielding Fowler
  • $5 “Money Lender” Tier
    • Greg Sealby
    • John Convery
    • German Heindl
    • Adrian Hernandez
    • Jesper Almén
    • Oleksiy The Perfect Stranger Slyepukhov
    • James North
    • Mark Hodgetts
    • Kev Roberts – Paypal
    • Will Porter
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
  • Tim “Southern Cross” Johnson

Album Tracks:

Side One:

  1. Come On
  2. Sweet Talker
  3. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
  4. Love Hunter

Side Two:

  1. Fool For Your Loving
  2. Ain’t Conna Cry No More
  3. Ready An’ Willing
  4. Take Me With You

Side Three:

  1. Come On
  2. Might Just Take Your Life
  3. Lie Down
  4. Ain’t No Love In The HEart Of The City

Side Four:

  1. Trouble
  2. Mistreated

Thanks To Our Foundation Level Patrons:

  • $3 “Nobody’s Perfect” Tier
    • Peter Gardow
    • Ian Desrosiers
    • Mark Roback
    • Andrew Meyer
    • Duncan Leask
    • Stuart McCord
  • $1 Made Up Name Tier
    • Ells Murders
    • Spacey Noodles
    • The “Drop Drop From The Last Stop” Leaky Mausoleum
    • Stephen Sommerville The Concerto 1999 Fanatic
    • Raphael Choury (Raff Kaff)
    • Spike, The Rock Cat
    • JJ Stannard
    • Hank the Tank
    • Flight of the Rat Bat Blue Light

Reception and Review

  • Charted at number 5 on the UK charts and number 146 on the Billboard 200.
  • From Jorg: “There is a clipping that says “release on Oct 20”. I’m not sure if that happened, I think it was postponed to November 3.”
  • Jorg: “Japanese release was Dec 5th, I don’t have a date for the US.”
  • Jorg: “The release caused some negative reactions from people who bought the Japanese “Live At Hammersmith” as import some monthes earlier and now they had to buy that 1978 part again. The Japanese release only had the 1980 part as single album, I think the North American releases were the same.”

For Further Information:

Listener Mail/Comments

  • Comments about the show? Things you’d like us to cover?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@deeppurplepodcast.com or @ us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.