Canadian Hard Rockers THE JAILBIRDS Cover Their Idols DEEP PURPLE

10 November 2022

Who: Hard hittin’ rock unit from Ontario, CA

Original by legends Deep Purple from their LP
Machine Head which topped the UK Charts
50 years ago.

Single art by Mikhael Feliks

The band:‘Highway Star’ was one of, if not the first cover song we learned
as a band when we started. It had everything a band needed to be able to do,
packed into one song. The solos, the rhythms, the vocals, it’s all there, and it’s
all on 11. It is quite a tough song to play, and we saw it as a challenge for
ourselves. It has become the staple song we always cover live when time
allows for it.”

I’m pretty sure that Deep Purple would dig this superheated version.
It has all the Purple characteristics. hair-raising guitar riffs and solos,
relentless drum/bass puissance, sky-scraping vocals, and the volume
to the max. Hell bloody highway hell!

Bang your head here…

Original version

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Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – These 10 Classic Crackers Turn 50 In 2022

31 December 2021

10 turning 50 in 2022

1. ‘Virginia Plane’ by ROXY MUSIC

Where my Studebaker takes me
That’s where I’ll make my stand but wait
Can’t you see that Holzer mane’
What’s her name? Virginia Plain


2. ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ by LOU REED

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
Said, “Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side”


3. ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’ by WINGS

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don’t make them have to get it
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Still makes Ireland Irish today

Great Britain, you are enormous
And nobody knows that better than me.
But really, what are you doing there?
In that land over the sea?

Tell me how you think
When you on your way to work
Would you be stopped by Irish soldiers?
Would you lie down and do nothing?
Would you give in or go mad?


4. ‘Telegram Sam’ by T. REX

Golden Nose Slim Golden Nose Slim
I know’s where you’ve been
Purple Pie Pete Purple Pie Pete
Your lips are like lightning
Girls melt in the heat
Telegram Sam
You’re my main man


5. ‘Rock And Roll’ by LED ZEPPELIN

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled
It’s been a long time since I did the stroll
Ooh let me get it back, let me get it back
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from


6. ‘Heart Of Gold’ by NEIL YOUNG

I want to live, I want to give
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold
It’s these expressions I never give

That keep me searchin’ for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old
Keep me searchin’ for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old


6. ‘Starman’ by DAVID BOWIE

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie


7. ‘Smoke On The Water’ by DEEP PUPRLE

We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn’t have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water
A fire in the sky
Smoke on the water


8. ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’ by SLADE

I don’t want to drink my whisky like you do
I don’t need to spend my money but still do
Don’t stop now a c-‘mon
Another drop now c-‘mon
I wanna lot now so c-‘mon
That’s right, that’s right
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now


9. ‘Tumbling Dice’ by THE ROLLING STONES

Mmm yeah!
Women think I’m tasty, but they’re always tryin’ to waste me
Make me burn the candle right down
But, baby, baby, don’t need no jewels in my crown


10. ‘Do It Again’ by STEELY DAN

In the mornin’ you go gunnin’ for the man who stole your water
And you fire ’til he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin’ as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn’t hangin’ and they put you on the street
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back, Jack, do it again

DEEP PURPLE – Fifth Album ‘FIREBALL’ Came Out 50 Years Ago

10 July 2021

Active: 1968–1976, 1984–present
21 studio albums (so far)

Album: FIREBALL – 5th LP
Released: 9 July 1971 in the US, 1 Sept 1971 in the UK – 50 years ago
Score: #1 in the UK and several European countries, #4 in the US

AllMusic / Eduardo Rivadavia: “One of Deep Purple’s four indispensable
albums (the others being In Rock, Machine Head, and Burn), 1971’s Fireball
saw the band broadening out from the no-holds-barred hard rock direction
of the previous year’s cacophonous In Rock… Sure, the following year’s Machine
Head would provide Deep Purple with their commercial peak, but on Fireball,
the formidable quintet was already firing on all cylinders.

Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.

Singles: Strange Kind Of Woman / Fireball



Full album…


DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK – Came Out This Day In 1970

Back in time…

3 June 2021

Formed: in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Active: 1968–1976, 1984–present / 20 studio LPs so far
The most recent – Woosh – released last year

Released: 3 June 1970 – 41 years ago today
Line-up: Ritchie Blackmore (guitar) / Ian Gillan (vocals)
Roger Glover (bass) / Jon Lord (organ) / Ian Paice (drums)
Score: #1 in Australia and Germany, #4 in the UK, #143 in America

AllMusic / Eduardo Rivadavia:” Deep Purple’s soon to be classic Mark II version
made its proper debut and established the sonic blueprint that would immortalize this
lineup of the band on 1970’s awesome In Rock… “Child in Time.” In what still stands as
arguably his single greatest performance, singer Ian Gillan led his bandmates on a series
of hypnotizing crescendos, from the song’s gentle beginning through to its ear-shattering
climax and then back again for an even more intense encore that brought the original
vinyl album’s seismic first side to a close… One of heavy metal’s defining albums.”

Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: Their best line-up, their best LP, their best single. 3 x classic!

Single: Child In Time…

Full album…

DEEP PURPLE: WebsiteAll Albums

Speed Kings Stick To Same Old Sound – Hard Rock Icons DEEP PURPLE Released 21st Album ‘WOOSH!

9 August 2020

Band: Deep Purple
Active: 1968–19761984–present
Album: Woosh!

NME wrote: “This is music for the car stereo next time you’re stuck in traffic. And we mean that as a heartfelt compliment… A full 48 years since the release of their stone-cold classic hit ‘Smoke On The Water’ and with enough line-up changes to put The Fall to everlasting shame, Deep Purple have managed to wade through the rocky waters of the entire history of heavy metal and always come up smiling… Packed full of decadent riffs, haunted house keyboards and frontman Ian Gillan’s gloriously hammy vocals, ‘Whoosh!’ isn’t just a testament to their staying power, but perhaps one of the most stupidly fun and outrageously silly albums of the year – and goodness, we’re all in need of a bit of fun right now, aren’t we?… ‘Whoosh!’ might not sound like it was created in 2020, but considering the last few months we’ve had, maybe that’s a good thing.” Score: 3/5

Key tracks: Oops

Clips: Throw My Bones / Man Alive



Full album…


Back then

Classic Heavy Rock Album ‘DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK’ Turns 50 Today…

3 June 2020

Band: Deep Purple  (Hertford, UK)
Active: 1968–1976 / 1984–present
Classic line-up: Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (keyboards),
Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar)
Album: Deep Purple In Rock
3 June 1970 – 50 years ago today!

BBC Music said: “Their collective chutzpah was captured via the album sleeve.
Rarely has a cover so presciently reflected the monumental influence its contents
would have in the years that followed. Reaching number 2 in the UK charts in 1970,
it made the band and pretty much carved out the template for heavy rock.”

Key tracks: Child In Time / Black Night



Album in full…


22 April 1972 – DEEP PURPLE Scores Big With 6th Album ‘MACHINE HEAD’…

22 April 2019

Legendary hard rockers DEEP PURPLE reached the top spot of the UK albums
chart – for the second time – on 22 April 1972, 47 years ago, with their sixth LP
MACHINE HEAD. The album was also a bestseller all over Europe and peaked
at #7 in the USA. The success of its lead single SMOKE ON THE WATER issued
in December of the previous year was a big factor for the longplayer’s triumph.

Oh yeah, whether you were/are a hard rock fan or not you just can’t ignore the
booming power of this timeless, head-banging riff. Press the button here…