Crazy Blackmore?

Discussion in 'The Cellar' started by Sapient, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. Sapient

    Sapient   Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2020
    Messages:
    4,917
    Likes Received:
    9,342
    Location:
    Yes
    Never seen this. He kinda seems cocky? Lucky no one died. And ...that poor vintage Marshall head! :scream:

    3:40

     
  2. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2019
    Messages:
    4,972
    Likes Received:
    7,449
    Legendary meltdown. I'd love to know what happened to that Major head. I bet somebody made off with it. Depending on how it landed, it might have survived with a bent chassis due to the inertia of the transformers vs. the chassis, or it could have been muc worse.

    But what a relic to have, if you had it!
     
  3. Ray Baker

    Ray Baker Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2020
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    651
    Location:
    Lower Delaware
    Ritchie telling the story, he says he threw the guitar but the video clearly reflects otherwise.

     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2021
    Mitchell Pearrow and Sapient like this.
  4. GIBSON67

    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    9,213
    Likes Received:
    5,196
    Location:
    Lakeland, TN
    What the hell was stuffed in his cabinets...TP?
     
  5. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    10,165
    Likes Received:
    11,593
    I'm a fan.

    Blackmore is an odd one.

    I saw Rainbow 2x.

    The first time with Ronnie James Dio and Blackmore was inredibly good.

    The second time with Graham Bonnet and they should have paid me to sit through their crap.

    Blackmore was clearly upset and didn't play well.

    I saw Blackmore with Deep Purple.

    Winger opened for them.

    Reb Beach was really good.

    With Purple, Blackmore shined.

    I think Beach lit a fire with Blackmore.

    Jaw dropping.

    Ritchie Blackmore plays well when he wants to.

    On a good night, Blackmore is incredible.

     
  6. Eric'45

    Eric'45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2021
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    407
    Location:
    Germany
    Random people on the Internet keep bashing him and compare him to modern 'shredders' (<-one of my most hated terms to describe a guitarist).
    I really don't care for his personality- since I don't want to marry him:rofl:
    What he has done musically- for me he's one of the best.
    He seamlessly combines simple and complex Riffs, his solos show Emotions and Technique in equal measures.
    I'm a Fan too.
     
  7. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    10,165
    Likes Received:
    11,593
    He's a dick.

     
  8. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    10,165
    Likes Received:
    11,593


    Expiration date?
     
  9. Eric'45

    Eric'45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2021
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    407
    Location:
    Germany
    :shrug:As I have said... he might be a Dick
    I admire his playing, and his playing only. I don't care for his personality.
    There's just a fine line between Genius and Insanity:nuts:
     
  10. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    10,165
    Likes Received:
    11,593
  11. Ramo

    Ramo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Messages:
    1,307
    Likes Received:
    3,175
    Blackmore is wild, he is the reason I play guitar.
     
  12. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2019
    Messages:
    4,972
    Likes Received:
    7,449
    So it appears that the Marshall head that went overboard was a dummy. But the cabinets definitely had speakers in them. And no backs?
     
    Sapient likes this.
  13. mAx___

    mAx___ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    289
    It was all staged. The speakers in those set on fire cabinets can be seen in some backstage pictures of that night. They appear to be of a different type than what Blackmore normally used. I guess they had no backs so the stuff they had put inside could be lit on fire.
     
  14. Sapient

    Sapient   Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2020
    Messages:
    4,917
    Likes Received:
    9,342
    Location:
    Yes
    A true R, it seems indeed.
     
  15. johnny q

    johnny q Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2020
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    524
    Death will happen to some of us (he's pretty sure) but not all of us, some will get away with it. Now that is some seriously deep and meaningless $hit right there!!! :)
     
  16. Dogs of Doom

    Dogs of Doom >>> Moderator <<< Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    26,104
    Likes Received:
    34,123
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I'm not following. Are you saying he didn't throw the guitar?

    He did. In the OP video, starting at 5:10 & to about 6:02, he does the deed. The actual throw into the audience, around 5:52...

    at 6:03, he has another guitar...
     
  17. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2019
    Messages:
    4,972
    Likes Received:
    7,449
    At least three guitars went into the crowd that night. It appears that there was a bit of a tussle over one of them. I wonder who has them now?
     
  18. Ray Baker

    Ray Baker Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2020
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    651
    Location:
    Lower Delaware
    In the interview I
    Did you watch the video I posted? He says he broke the guitar, lit it and threw it into the dummy amp that exploded.
     
  19. Dogs of Doom

    Dogs of Doom >>> Moderator <<< Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    26,104
    Likes Received:
    34,123
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    oh, I didn't watch it (now) :facepalm:, but have seen the interview before...

    yeah, he had a mixed up recollection.

    I've owned (video) copies of that concert since the early '80s. This actual video has been posted here quite a few x's, starting a thread & I've never really watched more than a couple seconds of it, because I have the video & knew what it's all about. This was to be his "Jimi at Monterey" moment, but bigger...
    ___

    As far as throwing the head/cab off the stage into the crowd?

    The crowd was separated by a security fence, as shown here:

    [​IMG]

    There was probably no crowd for 15ft, from the stage. 10ft minimum...

    _____

    speaking of Jimi at Monterey, a guy I used to talk to all the time, took one of the most infamous shots of that. Here's an article on it.

    http://www.faheykleingallery.com/picture-story/the-picture-the-story9?view=slider

    (3 of his images in the slideshow)
     
  20. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    10,165
    Likes Received:
    11,593


    Is this song about Ritchie?

     

Share This Page