On This Day (July 9)…Fireball is Released

Deep Purple released Fireball on this day in 1971. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album was the group’s fifth studio release and the sixth release overall, a direct follow up to In Rock, which had been released the year prior. For this second studio outing, the Mark II lineup recorded intermittently beginning in September … Continue reading On This Day (July 9)…Fireball is Released

On This Day (May 15)…”Fools” On Tape

I can see what's wrong with meIt's in my head...Lyrics to "Fools". Retrieved from here. Deep Purple apparently recorded "Fools" on this day in 1971. Louie Austin was the sound engineer for this session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGZKtFDhamk This song was released on Fireball just under two months later in July of 1971. It was the second-to-last track … Continue reading On This Day (May 15)…”Fools” On Tape

Song Thoughts: Fools Through the Years

Deep Purple has had fifty years and eight lineups, with a total of four singers, four guitarists, three bassists, two keyboardists, and one drummer. This has given the band as a whole a chance to explore a wide range of music. Better yet, they've been able to revisit old songs with greater musical experience and … Continue reading Song Thoughts: Fools Through the Years