Steve Morse Solo vs Ritchie Blackmore Solo??

Well I have tried to hear all the materials they have done, and sorry to you group of majority, my favorite is Steve Morse, even I really dig Purple classic Mk2 and Rainbow with Dio (In Rock and Rainbow Rising are both on my Top 10 best rock albums always).

Blackmore is Purple icon and a beast of a songwriter, no contest. He’s also a slightly better showman on stage, (Morse got that kind of charming side though). But I like more materials done by Morse rather than Blackmore, variety and technicality are the keywords (don’t say technical means playing without heart, this is not a factory job ffs).

Dixie Dregs and Steve Morse Band catalogue are unbelievable, the triumph of magical chemistry between those band members involved. 5 Grammies nominations on instrumental albums/performance and 5 times in-a-row best guitarists by Guitar Magazine are testaments to Morse ability. I even say Morse peak as musician comes with Dixie Dregs and his own band, not with Purple.

Man I tell you, one big reason over another reasons I love Morse catalogue because I think Blackmore wasted many of his time become popular MTV Band with those silly pop songs (yes Mr. Joe Lynn Turner, you’re involved), and then sadly he’s been spending the last two decades exploring the jungle of medieval with his blonde princess. I tried to love Blackmore’s Night material but ouch… You just imagine if he continued Rainbow with Dio.

Deep Purple Induction into Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame 2016

After so many fuckin years, finally the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame people come into sanity, back to the real world, by inducting the dragon of hard rock, Deep Purple.

A passionate fan in the name of Lars Ulrich (Metallica) got the honor to induct his youth heroes into the Fame. A long enjoyable speech, he praised each and every inducted member as he recalled his memories with them, many funny remarks about the band he told in the ceremony, including that funny “Never see someone be so physical with keyboards” and his Purple jacket having name tag “Deep Purple”

But one thing I also would like to point out is the speech of five inducted Purple members, which is interesting to listen and understand, because five of them seems gave different tone and theme of speech. These are my analysis:

IAN GILLAN: Doesn’t give a damn. He just focused on remembering the memory of all Purple members to the people (a subtle way to diss Hall’s decision to only induct several members, not all), and sort of despising the importance of Hall to him and the band by mentioning it is more important to the fans and their business colleagues Continue reading