Deep Purple by this point was in the right place and the right time musically. At the dawn of the 1970s, there was a market for Progressive Rock set there by releases such as King Crimson’s In The Court Of The Crimson King. Deep Purple released this, their first really good album, in 1970. Let’s take a listen to this and see how it fares today.
We begin with Speed King which has a load of overdriven and awesome sounding guitars here, alongside some drum rolls. Ritchie Blackmore shows himself to be a fine guitarist and musician here. Shortly into it, the guitars stop and we have some rather interesting keyboard organ parts play a solo. Without warning, the song then kicks back in. A really great tune to hear, this is fun and interesting listening. After some time, the tunes fades into a keyboard and guitar solo rivalry that…
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