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Made In Japan Deep Purple

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by astro8585, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    I think Deep Purple have badly dated
    Totally agree.
    I agree. I've always had a soft spot for some of DP's studio work but half the time I'm wincing at Lord's playing, which even sounded dated to me back in the early 70s. Gillain's stage musical-type melodramatic vocals didn't help either. I struggle to get through Made In Japan (without laughing or stopping it).
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  2. Analogmoon

    Analogmoon All the Way Back in the Seventies

    It's interesting how people have different takes on it. I think it is still great. And I believe I first heard the album in 1982. I always listen to the whole thing through. It's one giant trip of sound and power. I also have the 3 disc version.
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  3. qrarolu

    qrarolu Forum Resident

    Stockholm, Sweden
    This is interresting. You think Ian Gillan sings like a musical artist on stage? I find that a positive opinion.

    In what way is Jon Lords playing dated? The sound on the organ or the way he is playing? Just trying to understand.
  4. Mook

    Mook Forum Resident

    I love Made in Japan but usually switch it off when they go into the long jam at the end of Space Truckin, probably the perfect example of 70s excess right there.
  5. SteveCam

    SteveCam Forum Resident

    I agree, The Mule is a song that could have been replaced by another cut and made this album even better.
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  6. danielbravo

    danielbravo Senior Member

    Caracas. DC
    Well, it's your opinion and I think it's respectable (at the end this is a democratic forum) It's about what you like or do not like.
    In a way most of the bands of those years have "relatively" an outdate sound for the current parameters and tastes (at least in most cases)
    Actually it is a matter of case by case and varies with the tastes of each one.

    Good vibes
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  7. danielbravo

    danielbravo Senior Member

    Caracas. DC
    The Mule was part of the band's usual set list during that tour. In the first presentations of the band other songs were included like "Fireball", "Nver Before" and "Maybe I'm Leo" but "The Mule" was always there in the set list.
    If it was intended (as it happened after all) to show a recording that included a typical Deep Purple concert in 1972, the song should not be omitted.

    If it had happened then we would have a mutilated live record. What makes Made In Japan a good live album is precisely that it is authentic.

    So the best option is simply "skip the track"
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  8. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    I found his singing to be in the style of stage musicals (Hair, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar*) which I have always found corny. I don't like heavy metal singers anyway (Dio, Coverdale, Halford,...).
    * He even took the starring role in a London production in 1970.

    Well that sort of freaky-groovy organ was kicking aroung in the mid to late 60s with Stevie Winwood, Graham Bond, Keith Emerson and Brian Auger. I was never all that keen on the style and when Lord was doing in the early to mid 70s, I just felt that it sounded very dated (especially when he did his call and response thing with Blackmore).
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  9. andy749

    andy749 Senior Member

    I love that "dated" organ sound in rock. Miss it today. Steppenwolf, Purple, Traffic etc...very cool.
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  10. qrarolu

    qrarolu Forum Resident

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thank you for giving more details on your answer. It seem I love what you don't like. We all have different tastes.
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  11. Sci-Flyer

    Sci-Flyer Forum Resident

    I first heard it as a teenager in the mid 80s and it was one of my earliest introductions to Purple (after a compilation LP). A friends father had an original cassette that we listened to. The thing that struct me most was Child In Time - I was mesmerised by item as I’d never heard anything like it before. Definitely in my top 5 live albums.
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  12. tdcrjeff

    tdcrjeff Forum Resident

    Hermosa Beach, CA
    The first album I ever bought (some time in 1975 I believe, at the age of 10) was Sha Na Na "The Golden Age of Rock n Roll." The second album I ever bought was "Made in Japan." I grew up with this album. In 7th grade, the (regular, public) school I was attending decided to offer an alternative class structure, which was quite progressive, almost hippie-ish in nature. We were allowed a lot of freedom and one of those was freedoms was to listen to music (on headphones) during certain open study periods (essentially like study hall). I used to bring MIJ to school in my backpack and listen to it on a crappy school turntable. I probably did that at least a dozen times that school year, far more than any other other album. Of course I didn't have all that many at the time. The records became warped and developed a radial crack at the outer edge from carrying them in my backpack, so I had to replace it a couple of years later.
  13. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROÑOSO

    It was my first live album. On 8-track no less ! Spoiled me rotten for other live albums.
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  14. steve phillips

    steve phillips Forum Resident

    Besides the great performance, the sound quality is very good. I have the original vinyl, and that works for me.
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  15. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Yeah thank heavens for punk. I mean after all, musicians improvising and playing by the seat of their pants? What a joke. :rolleyes:
    BTW- I like Punk Rock a lot. For some reason I am capable of enjoying both genres with equal enthusiasm.
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  16. supernaut

    supernaut Forum Resident

    He was only on the Jesus Christ Superstar album I think
  17. Hootsmon

    Hootsmon Forum Resident

    Always one I've enjoyed listening to over the years. Whenever I have a weak moment and listen to the abortion that's the Last Concert in Japan, I immediately put MIJ on afterwards.

    It was intersting to see the filmed footage of one of the shows that emerged a few years ago.
  18. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Not a fan of this album. The Anniversary Remix of Machine Head is my go to for DP.
  19. Sternodox

    Sternodox SubGenius Pope of Arkansas

    The opening of "Space Truckin'" to when they really start to cook still gives me chills after all these years. If I could have only two hard rock albums they would be this and In Rock.
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  20. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

    After listening to MiJ another time I went and YouTubed a bunch of early 70's Purple/Jon Lord clips that I could find to get that electric tone-wheel metal grind sound he perfected, what genius ...
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  21. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

    The West
    On a good system, with a very good analog front end, Made In Japan is glorious to behold.
  22. John Buchanan

    John Buchanan I'm just a headphone kind of fellow. Mysphere 3.2.

    ...and the Warners original and DCC digital versions are terrific also.
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  23. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

    Because a entire side of Space Truckin is to awesome for words !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  24. Dondy

    Dondy Forumaniac

    Sure, Ian - we'll simply turn it up to 11 for you! :D
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
  25. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

    The West
    Some live albums capture a magic moment in time.
    Made In Japan perfectly captures Deep Purple's ascension to rock and roll greatness.

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