Deep Purple – Purpendicular Review

Posted: July 15, 2011 by kingcrimsonprog in Music Reviews, Rock, Rock Studio

Deep Purple - Purpendicular

Deep Purple - Purpendicular

Deep Purple’s fifteenth studio album, Purpendicular came out after Ritchie Blackmore quit the band for the last ever time.

Steve Morse joined the band and injected some life and energy into the proceedings, the resulting album was a little more varied, fun and light hearted than the band had been in years, possibly as a reaction to Ritchie Blackmore’s reportedly difficult personality, no longer reigning.

It may be off putting to some fans, the silly song titles and lyrics, the non-Purple style music in the midst of the album. If that doesn’t stop you, you’ll find an enjoyable if eclectic release from a band who are finding a new lease on life, no longer restricted.

Standout tracks include the opener ‘Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic,’ the rocking ‘Somebody Stole My Guitar,’ and ‘Rosa’s Cantina.’

If you like Deep Purple, this album is something you may consider trying. It hasn’t the absolute stand out classic feel, but it is a solid record and notable for its variety and both Guitar and Keybaord performances.

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