I looked up some recent Rainbow concerts. I heard Stargazer for the first time and was blown away. Great singer! Initially I was really impressed with Ritchie Blackmore's playing. But as I listened to many other versions, I now concur with some of the negative comments people give. Blackmore is good sometimes but other times he falls short. But it was interesting to see. He has a lot to live up to but it's a tall order to deliver at his age. I would recommend anyone interested in this to check out a guy called Joe Stump. He does a really heavy version of Stargazer. As for the wig, I suppose it's up to the individual. Rick Parfitt wore a wig a few years ago....
You should listen to the original Stargazer with Ronnie Dio on vocals, there are bound to be clips on Youtube from the Rising tour. Ritchie was never that consistent even back in Purple in the early 70s, now you have to factor in that he's in his 70s and has had problems with rheumatism in his fingers so he's not going to be as speedy as he was at the height of his powers. He was paranoid about his hair thinning in the 70s and the wigs first appeared in the 80s, they've just got more "luxurious" with age.
Hoffnung ist grenzenlos Geht über den Horizont hinaus
The man in black (no, not Johnny Cash ) was the first guitarist who I really noticed as a youngster. First album I ever properly listened to was In Rock and the solo on Child In Time just blew me away. These were sounds I'd never heard before! It was an epiphany at about the age of 12!
If I'm honest, I couldn't wait to get past Ian Gillan's howling and the solo kicked in. Sorry, Ian
Since then I've tended to keep an eye on Mr Blackmore. On and off over the years. Like anyone else, he's had his peaks and troughs but I get the impression he's a moody ba$tard so it shouldn't be a surprise.
Rising and Machine Head are magnificent albums; two of the best ever made in my opinion. If you want to hear what Ritchie can really do, listen to these.
All 12 apostles can't be seen from the shore Some hide behind the others There's always people taking pictures
I saw Scorpions at Reading Festival in '79 & they were better then too. Mind you, in all fairness, Rainbow weren't on the bill!
Would've been interesting if they had been as, with both Whitesnake & Gillan on the bill, there would have been enough former Deep Purple members for a couple of reunions.
I haven't pinned it down but I really didn't care for that much after Lovedrive. Really liked that one, great album cover as well.
Tbh, I wasn't at all familiar with the band prior to seeing them but I was sufficiently impressed to pick up the Best of album released that Autumn & that was a cracking introduction to their recorded output, although I have to say Tokyo Tapes is also a gem too.
Someone posted this on the book of faeces yesterday. Kings Head, Putney? Lynton, Blackmore, and Coghlan.
And audio of the same performing "A Mess of Blues" (with Quo chants included) from 1987 - not sure if same gig...
What a great pic! Back in the Rising days of Rainbow Jimmy Bain was the most massive Quo fan, it was through him lending me albums that I discovered them and also through him that we crossed paths many times as he was a big friend of Rick. Ritchie was rather dismissive of Quo in the 70s, though I always said on form Francis could give him a run for his money when it came to playing the blues.
Hoffnung ist grenzenlos Geht über den Horizont hinaus
backwater67: Looks like fretbuzzzz has based his sales on BPI sales awards. Back in the 1970s & 80s silver sales were based on minimum 250,000 units sold. (Today silver sales are awarded for 200,000 units)
May 6, 2020 18:27:41 GMT
juansupposin: Love the song, even the RIFF track!
May 16, 2020 17:27:32 GMT
granny: But @4th Chord regarding your new rule...if the man running the country (Dominic Cummings) can weave a fairy tale around known facts why can't we be just as creative?
May 28, 2020 10:47:27 GMT
juansupposin: 21st September 91 at Wembley, the 45 min Guinness concert, probably not the best concert to start, only 45 min, I remeber thinking they will play longer because it was the last concert
May 30, 2020 10:16:34 GMT
coluquo: Ok hard to choose in the 21st but my vote goes to Liberty Lane and yes I acknowledge more poppythan classic rock!…
Jun 20, 2020 17:25:19 GMT
1batfastard: granny: What! Become the English version of the democratic party? Maybe cummings is a democrat plant plotting a UK take over....
Jul 9, 2020 8:08:48 GMT
Wim Huijsman: Nice item for sale, for real Quo fans. Rick Parfitt`s telecaster. Very nicely aged Fender Tele 1972
Aug 1, 2020 14:48:06 GMT
lorenzo1971: I wonder if Spare Parts will chart..given it has 2000 copies being released?
Sept 19, 2020 20:38:18 GMT
backwater67: Paul Hirch filled in for Quo when Andy’s wife was unable to tour. Aquostic was a complete different project for Quo. I was referring to a standard regular live gig on stage with session guitarists. Jagger does still take the lead vocal.
Nov 3, 2020 15:32:56 GMT
backwater67: of which line up Quo are always a 4 or 5 piece band.
Nov 3, 2020 15:35:13 GMT
coluquo: Agreed every entry a classic....fantastic memories...
Dec 24, 2020 13:37:38 GMT
coluquo: 50 years ago 1971 What a year ..the release of DOG and the greatest FACup shock in history ...13thFebruary!!
Jan 14, 2021 13:18:29 GMT
Pajoe: Hi this is all new to me and i am not sure how it works but can i have a link to your Live Here & Now, PLEASE. Cheer's Pajoe. Quo fanatic since Hello LP. I have quite a few unofficial bootleg CD's am i allowed to share them on this board
Jan 19, 2021 1:15:50 GMT