Edit Wiki. Lyrics powered by LyricFind. Rock Brigade song meanings. Add your thoughts 2 Comments. Joe sounds great here, way different, but great. Rick kills those drums, it's a shame he had to lose an arm, but hey he stills kills with one arm! No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. General Comment yeah what the hell- this song freakin rules! I couldn't believe it was them when I found out, then I couldnt believe that it took me that long to find out it WAS them!!!
One of the few DL songs where Joe Elliot sings an octave lower than he normally does, which is why it sounds so different, but great still. Rate These Lyrics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! We do not have any tags for Rock Brigade lyrics.
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Why not add your own? The Beatles had just waved farewell to the world after arguing themselves into dissolution.
Cream and Blind Faith had been and gone in a multimillion-selling flash. Black Sabbath, a bunch of greasy herberts from Aston, Birmingham, had somehow stumbled into a recording contract, and were laying down some anvil-heavy sounds. By combining a primitive grind with comedy-horror lyrics, the band featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi were on their way to helping to define heavy metal. Meanwhile, a band called Led Zeppelin had knocked out two albums in quick succession at the tail-end of the 60s, gaining a reputation for effortlessly handling folk and blues influences while adding doses of guitar heroics and histrionic screaming.
Although people were calling Zeppelin heavy metal, in truth the mere mention of the phrase was enough to send the band members into a rage. The third in this unholy trinity of British rock bands, and the one that really opened the gates for a new era of loud music, was Deep Purple — guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, singer Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, organist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice known now as the Mk II line-up.
An earlier line-up of Purple with singer Rod Evans and bassist Nick Simper, before a radical change in personnel saw the arrival of Gillan and Glover from the pop band Episode Six had released three albums in the late 60s. In , popular as opposed to pop music was finding its feet — and its balls. You look at the power of those songs that Dylan sang, just with a guitar and a harmonica, and then how powerfully other artists interpreted them.
All this was leaning toward a more rebellious stance. As for Deep Purple, the times were indeed a-changing. Evans went on to join Captain Beyond and lead an ill-fated bogus version of Deep Purple soon shut down by ensuing legal action before vanishing. Simper remained in London and formed a band called Warhorse; he later became a painter and decorator.
The latter in particular has been vocal about the way he was ousted from Purple.
But all this strife had a positive side. The feelings of jealousy, betrayal and anger that surrounded the coming together of the Mk II line-up of Purple were also the catalysts that spurred them on creatively. Add to that the eagerness of all the band members to achieve recognition for their own work, and the new band was primed for take-off. So there was a desire in Ritchie and Jon and Ian to explore that area of their music a bit more.
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This was the reason for the band changing and Roger and I being invited in. We understood that a lyric was different to a poem, generally speaking, and that there were some vowel sounds you had to avoid when you were hitting a high note, and we learned about some of the percussive values of the words, and so on. Episode Six was just a good old-fashioned pop group, really, although we drifted from style to style. All this unfulfilled angst meant that when the revitalised Purple line-up finally began playing together, the creative spark between the members was very powerful.
When rehearsals began, the band immediately noticed something strange: a kind of drive that transcended the music they were striving to create. We were trying to develop unnaturally before; we would grasp all sorts of different ideas at once, like a child in a garden full of flowers — he wants them all at once.
Now, we believe in experiment and excitement within the framework that we have set ourselves at this particular moment in time. That will change… we will extend, obviously. Each member of the Deep Purple line-up that recorded In Rock had an indefinable but crucial contribution to make to the songs. Things he wrote defy description. Ritchie was phenomenal in what he was doing in the late 60s and early 70s. He was a magnetic, dynamic writer. He was the motivating character in the band. For some reason I retain this very childish love of pranks. I love practical jokes. At one point Ian went to sit down and, because I saw he was a bit drunk, I pulled his chair away.
I heard his head go [thumps the table] on the stone floor. I thought it was all over. I thought he was dead. But after that, he was never the same. He hit his head and he seemed to change as a person.
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I see a lot of young stars on chat shows these days denying any knowledge of having any formative years or any influences in their early life, but I think we all did in Purple. What you got was a mish-mash of everything we ever listened to. So what were the main influences on In Rock?