Whitesnake does Purple Album thoughts..?

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  1. Viking62

    Viking62 Well-Known Member

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    14 Tracks all up... spanning Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band
    After much listening my analysis, also by way of going back and listening to the original albums - Burn in particular.
    First thing that stands out to me is what an incredible drummer Ian Paice was back on those albums, sorry Tommy.
    Joel Hoekstra is a bloody good guitarist never heard him in Night Ranger, but again emphasis on how clean Ritchie played on Burn/Stormbringer.
    There's something about Coverdales gravelly (frog in the throat sound) that grates on me, frankly since the Page/Coverdale album onwards.
    Very minimal keyboards much less Hammond which is disappointing given what an important part of the Purple sound it was.
    Sounds like they've tuned down a full step, which is understandable and its definitely a big sound, but very Whitesnake for me, pity Blackmore didnt leave the may pole when Coverdale asked him..

    The songs
    Burn - good
    You fool no one - unfortunate harp intro and no signature Paice beat, eventually the riff does kick in it goes pretty good from that point on
    Love Child - not bad though no Hammond and the inevitable chugga chug's
    Sail Away (I was really looking forward to hearing their take on this!) again the signature riff organ/guitar missing completely frankly boring
    Gypsy - Great!! no Hughes harmony though..
    Lady Double Dealer - Pretty damn good..
    Mistreated - Good, Hoekstra has great tone on this
    Holy Man - Good effort from Dave considering its really a Glenn Hughes vocal
    I wont go through every track and bore you judge as you will for yourself
    Maybe I'm just getting old and stuck in my ways :squint:
    I suppose good on old Dave for paying tribute to the songs though..
     
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    interesting.

    burn is one of my favorite all time albums. thanks for the info, vik - i'll check it out.
     
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    re: Hoekstra...

    I saw him last here. He's been on tour w/ TSO for at least the last decade or so. Here he is playing w/ Jeff, who he replaced in Night Ranger.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuuAsgnnHuw"]www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuuAsgnnHuw[/ame]
     
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    The tracks I've heard haven't impressed me to be honest, and I'm a big purple fan too
     
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    Viking62 Well-Known Member

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    Cant believe there hasn't been a plethora of chip in's on this post, maybe I'm missing something elsewhere....?
     
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    They played Stormbringer on the radio t'other day....sounded pretty decent although lots of techie stuff on lead guitar and little melody. I'm no fan of Coverdale either any more. I think he's much more interested in being a rock star than singing well. All the breathy stuff gets on my wick.
     
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    You are high if you think Tommy is not as good on drums or better than Ian. Saw them last week in San Diego area.

    Tommy rules!
     
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    Glenn Hughes was sittin in when they played Saban in Beverly Hills the other day.
     
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    Have a listen to "Come Taste the Band" or drumming in the verses to this...
    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0sBfM_zLjI[/ame]
     
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    not a fan. I went off whitesnake after Doug left
     
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    I got a Deep Purple Box set collection quite a few weeks ago. Have been so busy working and such that I have not even opened it up yet. I gotta start listening to that big time.

    Maybe a bit off topic, but listening to to that old Deep Purple song has me realizing that there was a short window of time in my early guitar learning period where I was learning and copying Blackmore riffs. Stuff from the the live album and then some Dio era Rainbow. I don't know exactly how I veered away from that path. I went more the Zep Pagey route I think because I preferred the songs just a bit more. But Blackmore is much harder to copy though for sure. I think that is partly why Malmsteen went so beserk in his shred style when he was learning LOL.

    Regarding Ian Paice, that dude was one of the most under rated drummers of all time.
     
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    Interesting, hone in on Blackmore's picking, vibrato and precise style, we all know he knows his scales.. Lol
    Solo in the original studio version of Burn (point in question)

    2.15mins
    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCnebZnysmI[/ame]
     
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    Not as good as the original
     
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    Nothing from In Rock? Pass. Then again Dave has nothing on Ian vocally.
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s4kXGaDpok[/ame]
     
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    Blackmore is Blackmore.

    I hear no Blackmore, thats my gripe.
     
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