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Music Single: Deep Purple – Lazy

Without a doubt my favorite Purple tune and just one of my favorite tunes period. My buddy had the album Machine Head. The album had some popular cuts on it. When I was at his house I would have to bribe him to play Lazy (he was stuck on Smoke On The Water and Highway Star. He was a car nut). He had a really good stereo system and he would crank this up for CB and I would soak it up. It’s a great tune.

John Lord’s organ sets it up (His solo would work in CB’s favorite Solos). You know something good is coming. It starts out a little funeral dirges (is that a word?) then he changes pace and gets into the groove and the song takes off. The rest of the boys come in, a little percussion, a touch of guitar, then Blackmore (Killer solo) kicks in. We are off and kicking. I would have been happy without lyrics on this because the groove is so good. They just keep the jam going. Ian finally pipes in and the lyrics don’t fuck it up, in fact they are perfect. Add a little harp and what we have hear is a “perfect track” (I heard someone named Young say that)

A CB theme song. Being a lover of rock n roll (music period) I could not resist this one if I tried.

When my buddy and I were on the outs and were ready to bury the hatchet he’d look at me with an illegal smile and say “Hey CB, you wanna listen to Lazy on the HI FI?”. CB was happy again.

(Check out Joe Bonamassa and Jimmy Barnes doing a cover of this tune. It’s killer too)

32 comments on “Music Single: Deep Purple – Lazy

  1. valenciartist
    January 23, 2022

    Without a doubt, CB, a great band, a great tune, tremendous musicians, wow! Always a big fan. Great choice.

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  2. Jim S.
    January 23, 2022

    I think we’ve talked about this one before CB. A GREAT tune from the “Phantom of the Opera” beginning to the end. My theme song when I was unemployed. Probably my favorite Purple song as well. Sometimes when I pick up the guitar I’ll play something and then end it with Blackmore’s killer lick that comes at the end.

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  3. 2loud2oldmusic
    January 23, 2022

    My favorite thing about Purple was always Jon Lord. He made a big difference in their sound. One of tons of great songs by the band.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yeah, Another Blogger
    January 23, 2022

    Good one, CB! I never heard it before. I really like the drumming. The drummer is working hard!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. deKE
    January 23, 2022

    The perfect song title for me today CB! I like that your pal has an illegal smile lol. Will check out the Barnes/Joe track as well

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 23, 2022

      Brad Whitford from Aerosmith is on the track and I know you like those guys. It’s killer.
      My buddy was kind of an illegal guy.

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      • deKE
        January 23, 2022

        Mr. Whitford is an very underrated guitar player as he can hold his own and is very underrated…

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 23, 2022

        I knew you knew him

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  6. christiansmusicmusings
    January 23, 2022

    Great choice, CB. I love “Lazy” and each of the other tracks on “Machine Head,” which remains my favorite ’70s hard rock album.

    I completely agree with 2loud2oldmusic’s comment. While all of Deep Purple’s members at the time of “Machine Head” were killer musicians on top of their game, Jon Lord was the stand-out who gave the band their distinct sound. He was a hell of Hammond player who benefitted from a background in classical music.

    “Lazy” is a pretty remarkable tune. To me, it’s more a jazz and blues rock fusion than traditional hard rock – simply ingenious!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 24, 2022

      Yeah I was saying to Jim about the similarity with Hudson’s work on ‘Chest Fever’ .
      Ive been giving the new Purple quite a few spins on your recommendation.

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  7. the press music reviews
    January 24, 2022

    Great call CB. A personal favourite off THE Purple LP.

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  8. hotfox63
    January 24, 2022

    Good one! You really can’t hear an “intro” of this kind every day.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. BuriedOnMars
    January 24, 2022

    Jon Lord was Deep Purple in my book.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Tony
    January 24, 2022

    This is a great tune but “illegal smile” is a killer line I may have to borrow

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  11. 1537
    January 26, 2022

    Great choice CB, nothing lazy at all about their playing on this one. Single wise I’d possibly just pick ‘Woman From Tokyo’ over it, only just.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 26, 2022

      Yeah ‘Tokyo’ is another song I randomly blurt out at times. I got that lyric down and like to strut my stuff.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. badfinger20 (Max)
    February 7, 2022

    Jon Lord could rock the organ in more ways than one. He turned the organ into a lead instrument. Great sounding tune CB.

    Liked by 1 person

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