Deep Purple- Who Do We Think We Are
I don't think this album is as bad as critics say it is. Sure, it's not as good as Machine Head, but it does have my all time favorite Deep Purple song, "Woman From Tokyo" on it. Yes, I know it's spelled "Tokayo" on the back cover.
I enjoy every song on this album except for "Place In Line". That's just an awful six minute long blues jam. "Rat Boy Blue" has some awesome organ work from Jon Lord. Overall, I'd give the album a solid B.
Since this is the last album of the first go round of Mk. II and I'll start up Mk. III tomorrow night, it got me thinking about the interesting history of Deep Purple. Does anyone know of a good biography I can get on them? Wikipedia only gives you so much. It'll be interesting listening to Coverdale fronted Deep Purple tomorrow night. I can't say that I've ever listened to Mk. II and Mk. III in such a short time span. We already know who will win out.
Throwing a little love to Steve Morse by posting a live video of "Woman From Tokyo" with him on guitar. Crazy to think that he's been the guitarist in Deep Purple now for as long as Blackmore (16 years).