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Deep Purple: Fireball Album

Reviewing: Deep Purple Fireball  |  Rating:
Abbey Styles By Abbey Styles on
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The real highlights were the more tried and tested rock sound; however the title track is a fantastic 90mph 3 minute wonder, a great single, and some nice off-the-wall instrumentals on a galloping rhythm and furious drum beat. My personal favourite is No One Came, with superb lyrics, some great musicianship, and a fine structure. Demon's Eye is great too, while giving rise to the slower shuffle sound often favoured by later Blackmore work, and a style that really didn't favour Lord or Paice in terms of showing what they could do. Fools however, is a wonderful example of restraint-before-crescendo, and went on to become (a bit chicken and egg to be honest) part of the live set (featuring during Space Truckin in Blackmore's quiet bit off Made in Japan). No No No is great and has a wonderful Hammond sound; very earthy, and dare I say sensual? Finally the Mule is great and worth a listen, but it isn't even in the same ballpark as its live incarnation (again from Made in Japan).