Yes, I agree. Ian Paice has a less passionate personality but if we consider the pure skills for instance he's better than Bonham. John on the other hand is more creative in my opinion.While I can't call myself a serious Deep Purple fan, I'd be a fool not to acknowledge the excellence of Paice's drumming. Bonham, understandably, is the subject of never-ending praise and analysis, but Paice should be right up there with him in many ways. To me, the measure of a drummer's greatness is his irreplaceability. Paice has always fit that bill in my mind.
I cant disagree with this. I was a Deep Purple fan long before a Zeppelin fan. By the time I got to Bonham, Paice had already blown me away completely. Bonham was just an added bonus.Yes, I agree. Ian Paice has a less passionate personality but if we consider the pure skills for instance he's better than Bonham. John on the other hand is more creative in my opinion.
My dad was into to the early incarnation of deep purple, The Book of Talesyn was the first Purple album I heard. It's like pyschodelic ElvisAh yeah, Deep Purple Mk. I definitely deserves more love than it gets. Emmaretta's on their self-titled album, which did very poorly in the US because their record label went bankrupt.
My dad had Made in Japan too, what an album!In Rock is still easily my favorite album of theirs.
I remember I got Burn when I was still living at home in my early 20's, she had never heard it before but I was playing it and she really liked it and asked who they were (probably not recognizing the singer wasn't Rod Evans or Ian Gillan). Kind of a funny moment.
In the late 2000s (when Lord was still alive) me and a few online friends were saying how wonderful a Mark III reunion would be...since Gillan and Blackmore absolutely HATE each other, at least that could have feasibly worked. Allegedly it almost happened a few times, but Blackmore being the primadonna he is, backed out of it everytime.I wish they'd do a mark III reunionish (obviously Jon Lord wouldn't be there) Coverdale and Hughes have still got it. Coverdale still does Burn/Stormbringer