Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In Blackest Night


How gutted and crushed must the Blue Magoos have been to hear the explosive opening bars of Deep Purple's Black Night ringing out from radio and record shops. Purp's fret-melter Ritchie Blackmore had plainly pop-lifted the nippy little lick underpinning the Magoos' 69 garage classic (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet, literally stealing their heavy metal thunder - buffing, bulking and bullworking it into Purple's mega-metal anthem and international hit.

Blues Magoos - (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet



King of the Germanic swingers shakes a heavy leg.

Hugo Strasser - Black Night





Piley and I should be recording a new podcast soon - along a similar riff of 'originals uncovered'

9 comments:

Cocktails said...

I've been listening to We Ain't Got Nothing Yet and Deep Purple's Black Night for years and... bloody hell, Hugo Strasser kicks ass over both of them!

And a new podcast = hooray!

Cocktails said...

Hmmmm, Mondo - are your comments working?! Mine seem to be disappearing!

Mondo said...

Cocktails has left a new comment on your post "In Blackest Night":

I've been listening to We Ain't Got Nothing Yet and Deep Purple's Black
Night for years and... bloody hell, Hugo Strasser kicks ass over both
of them!

And a new podcast = hooray!

Hmmmm, Mondo - are your comments working?! Mine seem to be disappearing!


Walloper isn't it - he also does a rocking versh of Paraniod on Tanzhits '71
(BTW I've got a thumping Germanic duet cover of Paranoid it lined up for Friday)

You're right I thought my only problem with comm's was pesky Chinese spammers *shakes fist* - but yes your last two have just disappeared!

lil said...

Blatant plagiarism must be so irritating for musicians?
(& Artists too?)
Especially if theres no credit given, not even an "inspired by"?

Piley said...

we'll I'll be.... never know that one. Outrageous!

Mondo said...

A bit influence or inspiration fair enough, bit it's a bit cheeky innit Lil. John Lennon was quite open about where he borrowed bits from though...

Thought it might be a sort of warm up for tomoz P what you reckon?

Furtheron said...

Top stuff

Why did Richie go all medieval - what a loss of one of the best rock guitarists ever

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