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Songs like Burn by Deep Purple ?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DevonClark, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. DevonClark

    DevonClark Active Member Thread Starter

    New Jersey
    Doesn’t have to be Deep Purple necessarily, Just a good early 70s rock jam.
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  2. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident

    upstate NY
    Burn really is a unique song for it's time (the fast riff, dueling vocals, classical influenced solo section). It may be easier to find bands from a few years later who took the Burn framework to new levels. Iron Maiden tracks like "Aces High" and 'The Trooper" are like the sons of "Burn" IMO.
  3. Jonny W

    Jonny W Forum Resident

    Orangeburg NY
    Try "Moonchild" on Rory Gallagher's album Calling Card
    (produced by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, incidentally.)

    There's also a burning live version on Rory's album Stagestruck.
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  4. BeatlesObsessive

    BeatlesObsessive The Earl of Sandwich Ness

    Unique also because the lyrics really lay out a panicked and frightening scenario ... with all that has happened since in the dark lyricism of hard rock, metal, and dark metal... not that I'm a listener to the genre. But I have to say when you listen to the lyrics to this one really kind of fit the music.. hard charging powerful.. everything moving beyond your comprehension. It's not Cannibal Corpse .. but because the narrator isn't a nihilistic observer it actually has some human drama to it!!! Hard to imagine this has often been done better but I'm sure I'm wrong!
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  5. Michel_LeGrisbi

    Michel_LeGrisbi Far-Gone Accumulator ™

    Give " A Light In The Black" by this band called Rainbow, a shot

  6. craigobau

    craigobau Forum Resident

    London, England
    Led Zep - Achilles Last Stand
  7. You might want to check out some NWOBHM bands―we have a thread here :

    The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Thread

    This came about from the late`7Os through mid-to-late`8Os but is sort of similar with what Deep Purple did.
    Though not necessarily always as heavy as “Burn”
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM
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  8. mike sullivan

    mike sullivan Blues Boy

    hong kong
    There are probably a few tracks from any of those first 3 Blue Oyster Cult albums that wouldn't sound too dissimilar from Deep Purple's 'Burn.'
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  9. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Madison WI
    Perhaps "Birds of Prey" by Uriah Heep?

  10. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident


    Uriah Heep Easy Living (from Demons & Wizards, 1972)
  11. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident


    Murasaki Double Dealing Woman (from Starship, 1975)
  12. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Madison WI
    Not particularly Purplish. Nonetheless, an early 70s jam with for some absolute bonkers lead guitar work (especially for 1972).

  13. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident


    Lucifer's Friend Ride the Sky (tv appearance) (from Lucifer's Friend, 1970)
  14. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident

    Good call and by the way, Murasaki is Japanese for purple (not a coincidence).
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  15. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek I’m a ray of sunshine & bastion of positivity

    I was coming in to suggest:

    White Spirit - Cheetah
  16. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    The only thing is, BOC was pretty guitar-centric, especially with the solos, whereas Purple gave us the guitar solo/keyboard solo on classics like Burn and Highway Star.
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  17. mike sullivan

    mike sullivan Blues Boy

    hong kong
    I take your point with BOC being more guitar orientated but tracks such as '7 Screaming Diz-Busters' and 'Teen Archer', both taken from their 'Tyranny and Mutation' album are examples of not just Bucks guitar work, both tunes feature Keyboard solos quite prominently.
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  18. Biscuit Warehouse

    Biscuit Warehouse Forum Resident

    Fort Collins co
    Burn is one of my favorite songs of all time.

    I’d put Sabbath’s Looking For Today in the same neighborhood.
  19. healter skealter

    healter skealter Mullered

    Penny Lane
  20. DPM

    DPM Forum Resident

    Before there was Burn there was Highway Star. And Deep Purple would use a similar form again in the 80s with their song A Gypsy's Kiss.
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  21. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident


    Elf I'm Coming Back for You (from Elf, 1972)
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  22. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident


    Fire If You Alone Tonight (from 7-inch single, 1973)
  23. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    Deep Purple, "Flight of the Rat," 1970.

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  24. Black Cat Surfboards

    Black Cat Surfboards Forum Resident

    Delaware, USA
    I feel like "Man on the Silver Mountain" by Rainbow sounds a lot like Burn - era Deep Purple.

    Its probably one of my favorite hard rock songs of the early - mid 70's. The playing is great and it's just a really nicely crafted song/riff. Man, Cozy Powell was a great drummer.

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  25. Lynxwizard

    Lynxwizard Forum Resident

    On the 1st Rainbow record it was Gary Driscoll on drums fyi unless you mean live versions of MOTSM then it was Cozy Powell. RIP for both.

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