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|Deep Purple||Primary Artist|
|Tommy Bolin||Bass, Guitar, Vocals|
|Glenn Hughes||Bass, Vocals|
|Jon Lord||Organ, Keyboards|
|Martin Birch||Producer, Engineer|
Posted October 1, 2010
Many times in sports a veteran player who's been just "going through the motions" finds himself getting traded to a different team. Often times that veteran will produce a career-high season with his new team, sending all the "nay-sayers" to the corner to proudly wear their dunce cap. I feel this was the case with Deep Purple & Tommy Bolin. Tommy needed a larger stage to show his goods. Ritchie Blackmore needed a fresh new playground to graze in. Exit Ritchie to life over the Rainbow. Enter Tommy Bolin. I'm convinced the guys in the band already dug his stuff & style because they gave him the invitation to join. I bet Ian, Jon, David & Glenn were energized with Tommy's presence. They got excited all over again! It's evident in the music on this lp. The guitar is funky & solid. The vocals & harmonies are rock solid! Too bad there weren't 3-4 more tunes on this collection. But we have what they gave us. People, remember one thing: this isn't "Machine Head" or "Who Do We Think We Are?" Ritchie Blackmore is not in this line-up. This is Deep Purple with Tommy Bolin on guitar. And that in itself sounds very interesting don't you think? C'mon,"Come Taste The Band".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.