Episode #270 – Deep Purple in Popular Culture (Part 1)

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Deep Purple in Popular Culture Clips

Deep Purple performing on USA TV with Hugh Heffner in 1968

Clip with hush

The missing Jon Lord on The Dating Game segment

The Simpsons – Homer Smoking Marijuana

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Bette Midler in The Stepford Wives (2004)

  • Around the 21:00 mark in the movie.

Tony Soprano digging some Deep Purple

Better Call Saul – Buttholes

  • Better Call Saul • s1e4 • Hero2015
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Cruella-Estella | Hush

Legend of Zelda / April

Almost Famous (2000) 720p HD “I Am A Golden God / Tiny Dancer” Scene Clip

  • Around 1:50 mark in the clip, walking through the hallway.

Twister, the movie and music (1996)

Jimmy Fallon Introduced Bernie Sanders to Cover of “Burn” by Deep Purple

The School of Rock -An inspirational scene

Spender S01E02 – Half a Ton of Heartaches

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Episode #269 – Dio – The Last In Line

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  • Hi Nate, thanks for the message. I’ll go by “Jellybean”, my nickname when I discovered the band.
  • That would have been 1971, when I was 11. Was visiting the kids next door, a couple years older than me, they were playing this wild music – Purples eponymous third album. Hooked! That organ – you didn’t hear that sort of thing on the single radio station in our small rural town. I was learning organ at the time and wondered why I couldn’t make such sounds!  
  • They dubbed me a copy and ai played it so much I wrecked it. So went and bought a real copy. Saw a bunch of other Purple cassettes there and a few weeks later went and got their new release “Burn”. So good. Still my favourite Purple album. 
  • I remember telling another neighbour “Deep Purple are releasing a new album today – Stormbringer”. Off I go to the music shop again. I didn’t have a lot of cash, so I bought very few cassettes in those days. It would have taken months to save up for one.
  • Sometime after that, I was listening to music with my cousin, he says what do you think of this song… wow, oh wow. Didn’t know the song but at all but knew it was Ritchie playing. Was told it was something called Black Night. So I went from Mark I to Mark Iii &IV and not heard Mark II at all. Back to the music store, pick up a cassette called “24 carat purple”. A Mark II compilation. Floored all over again. 
  • Eventually I get a bit of a job and a record player, start buying the back catalog on vinyl, the older stuff. Went in reverse order – Who Do You Think We Are, then Machine, Fireball, In Rock, thinking these guys are getting better!
  • Favourite band then and still now over 40 years later. And Burn is still the best. 
  • I got to see the band only once, their 1984 comeback tour. Dec 4th in Melbourne. So loud, so amazing. 
  • Then I lost track of the band, moving around the country for work and life stuff. Thanks to the podcast which I’ve been listening to this year, I’ve listened and learned about the extended family. Thanks heaps to you Nate and John for the shop. Glad to be a supporter. 
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  • Producer – Ronnie James Dio
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  • Engineer – Angelo Arcuri
    • Previously worked on “Holy Diver.”
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    • Previously worked with Al Di Meola, went on to work on Michael Jackson’s album “Bad.”
  • Mastered By – George Marino

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All lyrics written by Dio.

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  1. We Rock (Dio)
  2. The Last in Line (Dio, Bain, Campbell)
  3. Breathless (Dio, Campbell)
  4. I Speed at Night (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell)
  5. One Night in the City (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell)

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  1. Evil Eyes (Dio)
  2. Mystery (Dio, Bain)
  3. Eat Your Heart Out (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell)
  4. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell)

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Reception and Charts:

  • From Wikipedia:
  • It became the band’s highest-charting album in both the UK and the U.S., reaching number 4 and number 23, respectively (Sacred Heart would later reach number 4 in the UK as well).
  • It was certified gold (500,000 units sold) by the RIAA on September 12, 1984, and was the first Dio album to be certified platinum, achieving the feat on February 3, 1987.[3] In the UK, it attained Silver certification (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in January 1986, at the same time as Holy Diver.[4] To date, these are the only two Dio albums to be certified at least platinum.
  • In 2005, The Last In Line was ranked number 372 in Rock Hard magazine’s book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[9]

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  • Kerrang’s alliteration-filled thoughts on the album.

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Episode #268 – Glenn Hughes – Burning Japan Live

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Setlist

  1. Burn
    • Deep Purple, Burn
  2. The Liar
    • From Now On…
  3. Muscle and Blood
    • Hughes Thrall, Hughes Thrall
  4. Lay My Body Down
    • From Now On…
  5. From Now On…
    • From Now On…
  6. Into the Void
    • From Now On…
    • Glenn says this is his favorite song on the album.
  7. Still in Love with You
    • Written right before the show!
    • Glenn says this is his favorite ballad on the album.
  8. Coast to Coast
    • Trapeze, You Are The Music, We’re Just The Band
  9. This Time Around
    • Deep Purple, Come Taste The Band
  10. Owed to G
    • Deep Purple, Come Taste The Band
  11. Gettin’ Tighter
    • Deep Purple, Come Taste The Band
  12. You Keep on Moving
    • Deep Purple, Come Taste The Band
  13. Lady Double Dealer
    • Deep Purple, Stormbringer
  14. I Got Your Number
    • Hughes Thrall, Hughes Thrall
  15. Stormbringer
    • Deep Purple, Stormbringer
Better view of the shirt from the album cover. Photo taken by Steve Clowes – October 11, 1994, Rio, Bradford, UK .
Link to more photos from that concert here: https://www.glennhughes.com/tourography/solo1994.html

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Reception and Charts:

  • https://www.glennhughes.com/discography.html
    • “Recorded in Tokyo in the Summer Of 1994. A brilliant concert, my band played incredibly, the audience was fantastic. I felt my Creator present while singing Still In Love With You on this live recording. It was one of those nights that was like a dream. The crowd gave me tremendous energy. My fans are my songs, they are my lifeblood. Turn this one up really loud!”
  • Message from Glenn Hughes:
  • Here’s the most relevant part of the latest message from Glenn, from 21. December 1994:
  • To all Deep Purple Fans
  • I would like to thank all of you, who purchased the Mark III and Mark IV albums which I performed on.
  • I am currently writing and in production for my next studio album to be released in the early summer of 95. My live album (currently on import) Burning in Japan [sic] will be out in the New Year. Six Purple songs are performed here to great satisfactory performances.
  • You must remember that Purple asked me to join to add a new dimension to the sound, which I did. I have the greatest respect for Ian and Roger. But David and myself are different writers, performers and singers. I wish all the Purple family the very best, and to you all Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Glenn Hughes

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Episode #267 – Nick Simper’s Fandango – Future Times

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Album Tracks:

Side One:

  1. Pull Out & Start Again
  2. I’ll Never Get Over You
  3. Get Down, Lay Down
  4. She Was My Friend

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  1. Future Times
  2. Undercover Man
  3. Something’s Burning
  4. Hard Drink & Easy Woman

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Bustin’ Out The Spreadsheet

Reviews

  • Nick Simper’s Fandango: Future Times Shark / lnterford 148.506: Germany: 1980. My German is not very good (well, non-existant really), but there does seem to be second album out by Simper’s current band. As the first LP (‘Slipstreaming’, reviewed some time ago) was poorly received, we thought the band had just fizzled out, but it looks as if they might have gone to ground in Europe to earn a living. I expect some import copies will surface here for those of you dedicated or curious enough to want it. It’s unlikely that Gull records will want to issue it here. There are nine titles listed:1/ Pull Out & Start Again, I’ll Never Get Over-You, Get Down Lay Down, She Was My Friend. 2/ Future Times, Undercover Man, Something’s Burning, Hard Drink & Easy Women. Jeez, the titles alone are enough to put me off it!

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Episode #266 – Deep Purple – Perihelion

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Episode #265 – Ian Gillan -Naked Thunder (Part 2)

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  • Released on July 28, 1990.
  • Peaked at #63, was in charts for 1 week in the UK.
  • Peaked at #27 in Sweden.
  • Gillan describes the process of finding a new record company as knocking on doors and playing tapes to a new generation of record people.
  • When asked about the album by Metal Hammer Ian Gillan said, “Better than I expected in most countries. In the U.K. well, it’s been years since I did anything myself and the last Purple album didn’t sell shit there, so I guess I’ve got to start all over again. Internationally speaking the response has been better than expected, but England’s a funny old country.”
  • Gillan says in “Child in Time” of the album: “And so Steve would come down and work with me, or we’d send stuff by post, building up a project I’d decided to finance myself. Looking back on that, it was a mistake, and, as far as the album’s concerned, there’s a lot of things we could have done better.
  • Gillan goes on to say “I should have come out on Naked Thunder with both fists fling, but I didn’t want to be undignified nor appear to be in a corner. Having said this, what I was dealing with was the equivalent to a traumatic divorce, in which the parties should have been able to tay together. The first divorce had been bad enough, but at least I’d walked out. This time I’d been thrown out, and my band was continuing without me, and it was hurting.
  • Gillan describes the album as trying to push Deep Purple from his mind and do different material which may have disappointed some people.
  • They arranged a band for the tour. Gustafson, unfortunately, had a falling out with Gillan when they met to discuss.  Phillips and Robinson as Gilland said “could have earned more in a few hours in the States than they’d take home in months on tour with us.”
  • The tour began right after the album was done. “We left for the vastness of Russia, where everybody seemed to be called Sasha.”

Reviews

  • Darker Than Blue Issue 40  November / December 1990
    • Production wise it’s very up to date but somewhat sparse, at times there is almost nothing happening. I think this has perhaps shown up weaknesses in some tracks. That’s the downside of it all for me. On the other hand some of the tracks are so catchy it’s practically a crime they aren’t hit singles. The two opening cuts, GUT REACTION and TALKING TO YOU really seem to hit the mark, as hard hitting as any stadium rockers, even if the latter does come over as Son of Living For The City on first hearing. The following two numbers fail to really capitalise on the opening salvo, NO GOOD LUCK has promise despite horrible keyboards. NOTHING BUT THE BEST has survived the journey from Garth Rockett but comes aver a little on the corny side lyric wise and soon runs out of steam. LIVING ON BORROWED TIME has some cracking vocals, which ought to have dominated the track. Instead the rather bombastic sections tend to overpower it.
    • LOLITA has a weary chorus line and comes from the Coverdale song book – pass! The second side also has its ups and downs. NOTHING TO LOSE just fails to make it, very empty sounding in places. LONG & LONELY RIDE is, despite some more annoying synth work, one of my favourites. Surely a likelier single choice than those used? The vocals are way ahead of the backing in places. LOVE GUN finally sees them letting rip a little, a real touch of Gillan magic. BRAZOS? Think I’ll stick with the Moonshiners video version. They’ve been unable to resist tinkering with it, losing the essence of the early version I heard in the studio. On the whole most people’s reactions have been very positive.
  • MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 323.
    • 1 out of 5
  • Naked Thunder Review by Gary Hill
    • The term “rock legend” certainly applies to Ian Gillan. Fronting such bands as Deep Purple and Black Sabbath over the years, he has proved that he has an incredible voice and has been a very influential force in the rock genre. This solo album features both his incredible vocal talents and some fine songwriting. The material varies from hard rock that feels a bit like Deep Purple to more balladic sort of works. In fact, one of the ballads on the disc is an incredibly emotional piece that is one of the best cuts on the CD.
    • 3 of 5
  • Collector’s Guide to Heavy Metal vol 3 The Nineties
    • 4 out of 10
  • Select Magazine
    • 2 out of 5

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Episode #264 – Ian Gillan -Naked Thunder (Part 1)

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  • In 1989 Gillan had done a series of shows as Garth Rockett.  Gillan says the idea was to do a tour out of suitcases and never build it up into more than that.
  • Gillan writes in his 1993 autobiography Child in Time: “When I began to formulate plans to make the Naked Thunder album and rediscover my career as a major artist, there was disappointment and some harsh words were said when, in fact, all but Steve Morris would have no major place in this next stage.”
  • Gillan says he mentioned to Morris that he was going to do an album that Steve mentioned that he also wrote songs.
  • Gillan told him to send him some tapes.  He then describes the next morning having his cereal and doing the crossword while separating his mail into two piles, one for the bin and another to read.  He describes this one brown package with no return address that had way too much tape on it so he ended up getting frustrated and just threw it in the trash.  He says later that he was playing pool with Graham Underwood when he heard a backing track come on the speakers.  When Gillan asked where he’d gotten it he told him it was from Ian’s trash.
    • Earlier in the book Gillan describes Graham Underwood as: “  At around the same time, I’d also become friendly with Graham Underwood – drinking buddy, deadly pool opponent, car fixer, anything fixer, non-stop piss-taker and general partner in crime. Soon to be known as ‘Squiffy’, Graham easily slipped into the role of tour manager, general listener, troubleshooter and so on. Our first meeting was at some pub or other (where else?), when I discovered I had no money on me to stand my round. I asked Graham if he could lend me some, and he bought me two! I then asked again if he could help me out with a note, to which he said, ‘What do you want to drink?’ So I thought I’d better deal with this, and said, ‘Triple Scotch and Coke, please,’ which prompted him to lend me the money!”
  • Three of the four tracks on the tape would end up making the final album.
  • The album was made at Duncansby Cresecent Woodcray Studio, Amazon Studios, and Olympic Studios.
  • Gillan mentioned Bev Bevans playing on some tracks but he isn’t listed in the liner notes.
  • He also says John Gustafson – that man again.
  • Gillan said there’d been so many changes in the industry that he struggled to find a deal for the record.
  • They finally signed on to Teldec-East/West, releasing the album in July of 1990.

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Episode #263 – Whitesnake – Starkers in Tokyo

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    • Ashen Lionel
    • Blackmore’s Tights
    • Steve “Down to Earth” Koeller
    • Zwopper The Electric Alchemist
    • Anders Engstrom
    • I see DC
    • Durple Purple
    • Purple Swede

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