Sunday, 24 July 2011

Howdy, all.
So a couple of days ago, my dad drove me to school. And we all know what that means - a music lesson, of course!
He knew that I'd been interested in "heavy metal" type music lately and so decided by himself to educate me to the band who pretty much formed the whole genre.
Of course - I am talking about Deep Purple.
And yes, I know you've all tryed to play "Smoke on the Water" on the guitar at least once before. But this is different - their first live album in fact - here you go.

The funny thing is, that back in the day, that was considered good singing!
People loved Deep Purple! Especially the Japanese - they were crazy about Deep Purple, and so when they toured Japan for the first time and came to Osaka, they asked to record the performance, of course.
Deep Purple said "No, we don't make live albums" but they gave in after some pursuading, as long as they could have the rights to the album so that it wouldn't be released outside of Japan.
The country loved it. So when the band got home, they thought, "What the heck?" and asked their company about releasing it.
Again, the company needed some persuading. They thought live albums would never happen, but they gave it a shot and released it.
"Made in Japan", as they called it, sold 1 million copies in two weeks.

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