I’ll happily go out on a limb and say Deep Purple was THE hard rock band of the ’70’s. They could shift from monster guitar riffs to complex classical-influenced passages to outright improvised jams– all within one song. Built around a trio of top-of-their-game players (guitar, organ & drums), with a series of distinctive, powerful singers & bassists — the lineup changes so iconic they became known as Deep Purple Mark I, Mark II, Mark III, etc. This episode, we’ll break down the classic Mark III track, “Burn”, and listen to all the ingredients in this witch’s brew.
“Burn” (Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Jon Lord and Ian Paice) Copyright 1974 Purple (USA) Music
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Great song of a great album. Coverdale voice is one of my favourite. Burn is amazing. Thanks Brad.
Thanks! So many great DP tracks, it was had to pick one.
One of my top four rock songs of all time: Burn, Smokin by Boston, Still Waiting by Sum 41 and Feuer Frei by Rammstein!
That’s quite a list, Dave! Thanks for listening!