This post is related to Purdue because I used to listen to Deep Purple (a lot, still do) when I was a student at Purdue. I figure if we can have posts about English football then we are entitled to one dedicated to classic English rock and there's nothing better than Deep Purple (maybe the English soccer fans and I can agree on that). It's slow around here in the off-season so maybe this will generate some discussion. I threw the Don Sterling and soccer stuff into the title to draw you in to my web, LOL (evil LOL).
I am still mightily pissed, pissed meaning angry for you Limeys (though I may be drunk by the end of the evening with any luck) that the great Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple continue to be snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. KISS was recently inducted but Deep Purple continues to be ignored. Absurd and ridiculous. Maybe it's just that Wenner hates British musicians and prefers our homegrown garbage like Madonna, eh? Just askin'. I guess it's plausible he could be that stupid since many of us are enthralled with the antics of the Kardashian sisters (though I admit the oldest sister is incredibly hot, the next youngest is a ho with a big butt, and the youngest is proof that Sasquatch does exist).
How the hell is it that hacks like Madonna and The Beastie Boys are members but Deep Purple isn't? The R&R HOF has no credibility until they are inducted along with an apology for it taking so long.
You hear that Jann Wenner? You insufferable, pretentious prick. You have hopelessly poor taste in music and I'd love to shove Ritchie Blackmore's Strat straight up your ass (arse) with no lube. The first riff I ever learned on the guitar (me and everyone else) was "Smoke on the Water". That surely must count for something and does mean something to every guitar player in the world but is apparently lost on you and your cronies.
Blackmore's guitar work is genius, Ian Paice's drumming is the best you will ever hear, and the vocalists...Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, and Glenn Hughes were sublime.
Rant over. Check out some great tunes, this stuff was still "da bomb" when I was at Purdue.
Listen to these tunes and also post up who you think is underrated and has been snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Machine Head - One of the best and heaviest albums ever recorded.
The live album of all live albums, Made in Japan.
One of the best title tracks ever featuring David Coverdale on vocals. Paice's drumming on this track is almost unbelievable.