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'