8/15/13: Ritchie Blackmore

I have been in my art studio a lot lately. Amazing as it is, I’ve actually been finishing some new paintings. Normally, I am listening to music when working on art. Recently, however, I’ve been listening to (and watching) documentaries about rock bands and musicians. I really enjoy learning the ins and outs of their careers. Not just typical “behind the music” stuff, but also the actual production and engineering of the music itself. Among the many documentaries I saw were ones about Deep Purple and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. That’s all I needed to provide the idea for the feature of the week: Deep Purple and Rainbow. Ritchie Blackmore is a legendary guitar player and also a bit of an enigma. He has a long strange history of being difficult to work with and very often had strained relationships with his other band members. The music he made with Deep Purple provided the bridge from psychedelic rock to heavy metal. As usual, most of what I played were deep cuts you would not hear on classic rock radio.

Here is the playlist from last week. Make sure to be there this week!

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Quims In The Window – Big Ass Truck

Phantoms In A Lesser Crystalline Sphere – The Dirtbombs

R U A Believer – The Make-Up

Mosquito – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

In Your Grave – King Khan & The Shrines

Electricity – Sonic Youth

Worried Spirits – The Drovers

Dull Gold Heart – Band Of Skulls

Needle And Thread – Brad

Always Bothered Me – Tone Farmer

Shame Chamber – Kurt Vile

5th Season – Paul Weller

(No One) Not Even The Rain – The Charlatans

You Don’t Understand – House Of Love

Love Spreads – The Stone Roses

Lemon Lees – Electric Eel Shock

The Sea Of Your Mind – Elephant Stone

Long Snake Moan – PJ Harvey

It Returns – The Greenhornes

Open Casket Access – The Blackouts (Living Blue)

Starseed – Our Lady Peace

Savages – The Cult

Flower – Soundgarden

Great Paper Chase No. 1 – The Delta 72

Going To Town – The Afghan Whigs

Strife – Savages

Queens Will Play – Black Mountain

Hotel Bend – Royal Thunder

Neil Young – The Heavy Company

Black Night – Deep Purple

Lady Of The Lake – Rainbow

No One Came – Deep Purple

Tarot Woman – Rainbow

Sail Away – Deep Purple

Since You Been Gone – Rainbow

Perfect Strangers – Deep Purple


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