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Old Nov-23-2004, 1:02 PM
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Icon27 BURN influences

Here are influences for the BURN album I was able to trace back from various interviews and sources:

> Benny Goodman Orchestra - Fascinating Rhythm
> Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia (organ solo)
>The Band - Chest fever
> Mountain - Blood of the sun
> Beck, Bogert & Appice - Superstition
> probably the only real original tune on the album..anyone???
> Jimi Hendrix - Highway chile
> Free - Heartbreaker
A 200
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> Predecessor of 'Catch the Rainbow' ?
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Old Nov-24-2004, 1:20 AM
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Nice one Ad. Actually I think George Gershwin wrote Fascinating Rhythm, which
obviously influenced the main Burn riff.


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Old Nov-24-2004, 2:02 AM
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Yep nice post. Influences are a funny thing. It's a fine line between "being influenced by..." and "ripping off..." Not sure what the definitions are but nice set of comparisons there. It's like one of those quiz questions isn't it? What's the link between Benny Goodman, George Gershwin and Deep Purple?
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Old Nov-24-2004, 7:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Keith Thompson
What's the link between Benny Goodman, George Gershwin and Deep Purple?

Don't forget the link with Beethoven........

"Owed to G" and "Ode to Joy."
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Old Nov-24-2004, 9:00 AM
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U Fool No 1

Very interesting indeed, Ad! I have a suggestion for what could have been an influence for writing "You fool no one". Many (I mean MANY) that I know always said, when they heard "You fool .." for the first time, it would start like "Blue Spanish Eyes" (I think its originally by Al Martino ..but many did cover it, Englebert, Elvis ect.). Im not kidding! If you listen to it very seriously, you really can see the similarities. What does the others here think about it?

Dont forget to join the chat today, there we can discuss it and many other things!

cheers, Achim
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Old Nov-24-2004, 9:21 AM
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"A" 200 - the album's closing track, an instrumental played to a 'Bolero' rhythm, was written in Montreux and builds slowly, with Jon playing the lead on multi-tracked synthesizer and originally titled "Touching Cloth" in the demo stages. It's not clear why the "A" was stressed on the sleeve. "A lot of people think (the title's) to do with science fiction, but it isn't....", Coverdale owned up later. Legend has it down to "A-200", an American mens product of the same name!! Only the second of the album's tracks that wouldn't make it to their live shows, though Jon sometimes included parts of it during "Space Truckin'".

A related post from a couple of years ago, might also be of interest here: Mind Your Fingers....
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Old Nov-24-2004, 10:53 AM
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You fool no one and Still I'm sad by the Yardbirds is a strong link as well.
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Old Nov-24-2004, 1:31 PM
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Originally Posted by derekrust
You fool no one and Still I'm sad by the Yardbirds is a strong link as well.

Especially when Blackmore played both of the riffs during the same song on the last Mk III tour. That must have confused the rest of the boys (Paicey excepted as he could cope with anything)

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Old Nov-29-2004, 12:24 AM
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Not strictly "on topic", but came across this brief soundbyte the other day of Blackmore talking about his influences.
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We all have been young,we all have been influenced and good music is the rythm of our lives
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