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(CBC)   Six feet Deep Purple   (cbc.ca) divider line 97
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2012-07-16 09:43:06 PM  
From wiki:

Ignoring the emergence of the Moog synthesizer as pioneered in rock by players like Keith Emerson, he began experimenting with a keyboard sound centred on the Hammond organ but heavier than a blues sound and often featuring distortion.

Lord pushed the Hammond-Leslie sound through Marshall amplification, creating a growling, heavy, mechanical sound that gave a rhythmic counterpoint to Blackmore's lead playing. It also allowed Lord to compete with Blackmore as a soloist, with an organ that sounded as heavy as a lead guitar. Said one reviewer, "many have tried to imitate [Lord's] style, and all failed."



RIP one of the greats.
 
2012-07-16 09:51:35 PM  
Goodbye Mr highway star!
 
2012-07-16 10:15:02 PM  
Ahh fark, man. That sucks.
 
2012-07-16 10:17:19 PM  
All I hear is

BURN !!!

Now try to get that f'n riff outta yo machine head!

RIP
 
2012-07-16 10:17:53 PM  
I was just listening to some vintage Purple the other day. Always loved his sound and style.

RIP organ man
 
2012-07-16 10:19:16 PM  
He was sick last year, great organist and composer
/cue decomposer jokes in 3....2.....
 
2012-07-16 10:20:36 PM  
Machine Head was the first album I ever bought. It was .50 at a garage sale.
I was 7. That was a looooong time ago.

/CSB
//RIP smoke on the water dude.
 
2012-07-16 10:21:03 PM  
 
2012-07-16 10:21:33 PM  
I was recently at a funeral where the...how do I say this...guy running the show, best friend of the deceased, referred to "the dash." By "the dash" he meant the dash on your headstone between your birth date and your death date.

Nobody has to wonder about what John Lord did during his dash.

So what will your dash mean?

/The thought makes me strive to be a better person
 
2012-07-16 10:22:42 PM  
Going to leave one of my favorite Deep Purple songs here. The organ solo will make your ears bleed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93pE3npDRRs
 
2012-07-16 10:23:06 PM  
I was never a huge Deep Purple fan, but Highway Star was epic. RIP Keyboard Guy.
 
2012-07-16 10:24:39 PM  
I was wondering why they chose this one to play today. It's a great classic, but you know, You'd think it'd be played when Neil Diamond dies....then it becomes apparent
 
2012-07-16 10:25:56 PM  
Damn.

Listening to the live version of "Lazy" from '73 as I type. Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin were my introduction to artistically crafted rock. John Lord was one of the greats. Saw DP at the Tacoma Dome back in '84, great show through my weed got taken by security =(

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R.I.P.
 
2012-07-16 10:26:25 PM  
Deceased Musician Trifecta in play.

Wonder who number three will be...


/let the betting begin...
 
2012-07-16 10:27:55 PM  

KidneyStone: I was recently at a funeral where the...how do I say this...guy running the show, best friend of the deceased, referred to "the dash." By "the dash" he meant the dash on your headstone between your birth date and your death date.

Nobody has to wonder about what John Lord did during his dash.

So what will your dash mean?

/The thought makes me strive to be a better person



en.hotels-french-riviera-reservation.com
 
2012-07-16 10:29:45 PM  
rip prince
 
2012-07-16 10:30:12 PM  
It was bound to happen. The legend of the classic rock era are slowly departing this mortal coil. More to come, unfortunately.
I remember Lord in an interview, before he retired from Purple, saying that the 60's and 70's rock era was something that will never be repeated again, and he lamented that reality.
Sad.
Hammond and Leslie mastered by one of the greats. RIP.
 
2012-07-16 10:31:57 PM  
RIP music guy I never heard of.
 
2012-07-16 10:32:34 PM  

KidneyStone: I was recently at a funeral where the...how do I say this...guy running the show, best friend of the deceased, referred to "the dash." By "the dash" he meant the dash on your headstone between your birth date and your death date.

Nobody has to wonder about what John Lord did during his dash.

So what will your dash mean?

/The thought makes me strive to be a better person



Ladasha
 
2012-07-16 10:34:19 PM  
Thank you for leaving this behind:

3.bp.blogspot.com


Without it, metal wouldn't be the same


RIP JL
 
2012-07-16 10:34:32 PM  
I wish i heard his orchestrations music, they seems to be obscure.
since i have almost everything Keith Emerson composed, my focus was on his career.
 
2012-07-16 10:35:13 PM  
Seen them on my 14th birthday on their perfect strangers tour. Been to hundreds of concerts, that was easily one of the loudest. Child in time, space truckin', highway star, no no no...Richie Blackmore was a wizard.
 
2012-07-16 10:35:26 PM  

DaWormyPimpsta: Deceased Musician Trifecta in play.

Wonder who number three will be...


/let the betting begin...


1)Jon Lord
2)Bob Babbitt (Funk Brother)
3)Kitty Wells

/Trifecta complete...
//All great, all will be missed.
 
2012-07-16 10:36:10 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgZSnAkQc4c RIP
 
2012-07-16 10:36:46 PM  
Perfect Strangers

/RIP rockin keyboard guy
 
2012-07-16 10:39:20 PM  

MC900ft_Elmo: DaWormyPimpsta: Deceased Musician Trifecta in play.

Wonder who number three will be...


/let the betting begin...

1)Jon Lord
2)Bob Babbitt (Funk Brother)
3)Kitty Wells

/Trifecta complete...
//All great, all will be missed.


I hated it when that chick cut off his Johnson. No more funking.
 
2012-07-16 10:40:04 PM  

Dumski: It was bound to happen. The legend of the classic rock era are slowly departing this mortal coil.


It will happen with increasing frequency. A lot of them died young. Keith Moon, Janis, Jimi, Jim Morrison, etc. Now we have the old guys. Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Bowie, etc, etc, They are all late 60's and older. They will all shuffle off before long.
 
2012-07-16 10:42:03 PM  
If I had known that Deep Purple was from Britain, I'd forgotten it.

Time to go dig out my CD collection and find "When We Rock We Rock and When We Roll We Roll".
 
2012-07-16 10:43:33 PM  
Goodbye slow walking Walter, fire engine guy.

:(
 
2012-07-16 10:43:51 PM  
I was just describing SPACE TRUCKIN to someone yesterday ...

It's literally about driving a truck through space (either that or a really stupid Spinal Tap-esque allegory)

Thems was better times for music! I wish I was born 5 years earlier to enjoy the 70s more
 
2012-07-16 10:44:19 PM  
Really sad, Purple was one of the few organ/synth heavy bands that I liked.
 
2012-07-16 10:44:29 PM  
Some of the other members of Purple had, uh, reputations, but I don't think I ever heard a bad word about Jon Lord, and man could he tear up the Hammond.

Time to fire up the live CDs!
 
2012-07-16 10:45:22 PM  

" We're as valid as anything by Beethoven. "


-John Lord, NME, March 1973
 
2012-07-16 10:49:22 PM  
Forgot to say....
Nov 17th 1974 Vancouver B.C. Mark 2.
Deep Purple
E.L.O.
ELF

Best $8 I ever spent. ELO almost eclipsed Purple that night. Loudest concert I have ever heard. I think my ears are still ringing from Blackmore's guitar. Amazing.
 
2012-07-16 10:52:08 PM  
Can't wait to hear what kind of dueling organ solos Jon Lord and J.S. Bach will have going on the other side.
 
2012-07-16 10:53:09 PM  

MC900ft_Elmo: DaWormyPimpsta: Deceased Musician Trifecta in play.
Wonder who number three will be...
/let the betting begin...
1)Jon Lord
2)Bob Babbitt (Funk Brother)
3)Kitty Wells
/Trifecta complete...
//All great, all will be missed.


Babbitt died? Damn, is there a FARK link that I missed? Or is it another case of "ignore the musicians behind the Motown stars?"

And RIP Metal Master. The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is a farce until they recognize your influence on an entire genre of music. (You with your band of course)
 
2012-07-16 10:53:35 PM  

rocinante721: It's literally about driving a truck through space (either that or a really stupid Spinal Tap-esque allegory)


Gillan said somewhere (I forget where I read it) that he just wrote the lyrics for things off the cuff in five minutes while totally wasted. Or made them up as he went along on first singthrough. While totally wasted. Then he'd have trouble remembering them so would make up some new ones. Eventually one version would get recorded, then he'd have to make a special effort to remember those (and sometimes forget them in concert).

Most old Purple lyrics are gibberish and it's best not think too much about 'em, just enjoy the music. Smoke on the Water is unusually coherent!
 
2012-07-16 11:03:26 PM  
2010 Live at Essen

Don't worry when the guitar cuts in too loud - he tells 'em to fix it after a few seconds.
 
2012-07-16 11:03:30 PM  
Yeah, MH was my very first LP too... in 1974. While all my 70s friends were raving about Zep and Sabbath, I was savoring the delicious tension-filled interplay between masters Lord and Blackmore... had the pleasure of seeing them a bunch of times too.

There's a billion heavy guitar bands out there. Jon Lord made Deep Purple a different band from all the others.

SRV, and now Jon Lord: yes, I cried a little. Good night, sir... thank you for everything.
 
2012-07-16 11:06:14 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Dumski: It was bound to happen. The legend of the classic rock era are slowly departing this mortal coil.

It will happen with increasing frequency. A lot of them died young. Keith Moon, Janis, Jimi, Jim Morrison, etc. Now we have the old guys. Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Bowie, etc, etc, They are all late 60's and older. They will all shuffle off before long.


I just wonder when Gregg will go to be with his big brother.
 
2012-07-16 11:06:54 PM  
Sweet Lucy was a dancer, but no one was to chance her, because she was a samurai...

/great song
 
2012-07-16 11:08:20 PM  
Deep Purple made possible one of the greatest Kids in the Hall sketches: Bobby Verse the Devil

For this, I thank them.
 
2012-07-16 11:08:22 PM  
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend checking out the doc, Prog Rock Britannia. You can find it on YouTube.
 
2012-07-16 11:08:45 PM  
*sigh*

Deep Puprle was one of my earliest introductions to metal - long, long before the Loudness War, when metal was actually musical. Dammitsomuch, rock doesn't have to be compressed to death to farking ROCK. Case in point: Space Truckin' on the Made in Japan album, which has something that's missing from so much newer stuff: dynamics. Yes, they actually could play quietly just as well as they could play loud.

/lawn. off. now.
 
2012-07-16 11:09:00 PM  
:(

Hush is one of my all-time favorite songs, mainly due to Lord's almost-maniacal organ solo.

R.I.P., dude...you'll be missed.
 
2012-07-16 11:09:12 PM  
I liked this headline. I was able to infer what it meant without knowing exactly what it meant, and it was kind of amusing.
 
2012-07-16 11:14:15 PM  
Hooray! My first ever green!

/9 long long long years
//never really tried all that hard
///story of my life...
 
2012-07-16 11:20:48 PM  
RIP SCREAMING LORD SUTCH
 
2012-07-16 11:23:04 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Organ-a-licious live 1972 Deep Purple

RIP.


Thanks maaannnn. Makes my eyes red just listening to it. Too much paraquat between then and now dude, too much.
 
2012-07-16 11:24:48 PM  
His playing on Hush is just one of the best things ever.
 
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