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Friday, 14 November 2014

Albums I Haven't Listened to in Over 30 Years - Long Live Rock'nRoll

More hair than a hair convention

I was at a friend's house at the weekend and he must have had between 15 and 20 Deep Purple albums. There was some Ian Gillan in there too and although I never saw it I strongly suspect that this album was lurking there somewhere
Guitar god Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio on vocals and Cozy Powell on drums - the're all there.

What on earth possessed me to purchase this in 1978 when I was old enough to know better and there was a lot of terrific music about I have absolutely no idea.
I have it in my head that I bought it in Ayr - maybe punk had not reached the Ayrshire coast by then..

You are only getting the one track today which  arguably  is more than enough

Rainbow -Long Live Rock'n'Roll


  1. The second album I ever bought was Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, the year after you bought this. I have to admit that I own a few Deep Purple albums and Rainbow on Stage.

  2. The only thing that wrecks records like these is the singing...the dramatic squealing and hammy emoting or whatever. Otherwise the songs chug along pretty good.