First Official Release for DEEP PURPLE's 'Long Beach 1971' Set Due

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Over 70 minutes of music – remastered in 2014
Welcome to Long Beach 1971, the latest album in earMUSIC’s Deep Purple reissue series that, over the last two years, has seen the release of rare live material from the band, including “Paris 1975”, “Copenhagen 1972”, Stockholm 1970” and “Graz 1975”. Spanning over 70 minutes of music, “Long Beach 1971” has been remastered in 2014 and is going to be released on February 27th, 2015 on earMUSIC.
Recorded at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, on July 30, 1971, it was broadcast on radio (KUSC 91.5 FM), a showcase for a support performance to Rod Stewart and The Faces.

An official release for a concert that has long been considered a landmark for the band, the set featured tracks (“Speed King” and “Child In Time”) from their fourth studio album, June 1970’s “In Rock”. This was a transitional release for the Mk II version of the band -  guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, organ/keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice –, being their first hard rock affair as well as their commercial breakthrough as the third leading über-rock band of the day along with Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Completing the set that day were a considerably extended version of “Mandrake Root” from their July 1968 debut album “Shades Of Deep Purple”, and “Strange Kind Of Woman”.
Opening with an 11-minute long “Speed King”, the show actually starts off like a climax, with a frenzy of organ and batter of guitar and drums, before segueing into a fast and furious riff and some classic caterwauls from Ian Gillan. Next up is “Strange Kind Of Woman”. The piledriving central motif is a classic combination of rhythm and riff, the band hitting a bluesy, even funky, groove. Following is an impressive version of the Deep Purple classic “Child in Time”: it is 20 minutes of heavy action from Blackmore.

If you’re not too exhausted by that, there is time for one more, and it’s a good - not to mention long - one: “Mandrake Root”, a 27-minute extrapolation of the debut album track and concert standby.

All in all, the frenzy, powerful show is leaving the audience staggered, and not a little dazed, as they head towards the exit, into the warm California night, wondering what the hell just happened.

Deep Purple live just happened.

1. Speed King
2. Strange Kind Of Woman
3. Child In Time
4. Mandrake Root
All songs remastered in 2014

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MARK SLAUGHTER

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


In episode 102 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by American Rock Icon George Thorogood who discusses his upcoming tour with Brian Setzer, his love of Montreal, opening for the Rolling Stones in the early '80s, his storied career and more. Also, SLAUGHTER's Mark Slaughter joins Mitch to talk about his new killer solo rock album 'Reflections In A Rear View Mirror', looks back at his days with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, talks about his special bond with Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, Slaughter's upcoming summer tour, taking care of his voice as he agesand much more. This episode is co-hosted by former GUNS 'N ROSES manager, Doug Goldstein.

For more about GEORGE THOROGOOD visit: http://www.georgethorogood.com and on Twitter: @thorogoodmusic

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(speaking of his solo album comapred to a Slaughter album) "You still have to be what people expect you to be." "I didn't want to do the Mark Slaughter Polka record."

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit:   http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Noize In The AtticPodcast - GEORGE LYNCH

Monday, March 2, 2015
George Lynch speaks in-depth and candidly on the latest episode of Noize In The Attic - Where Your past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com)

George speaks openly on the new Sweet / Lynch album, on the failed Dokken reunion "it was way too painful and way too ugly" and how he was cheated out of $30,000 on the Dysfunctional album and tour.

On his early Ozzy auditions: "I went out to Scotland, England, Ireland.. I toured with them and played at some sound checks.. I brought in Don Costa and we rehearsed for a while. (they told me) "you're the guy" (and) I spent two months in that camp. They didn't give me a nickel.. I ended up losing my job and my apartment. It really blew me away the indifference of those people. They are callus and non-empathetic, non-compassionate.. they didn't really give a shit but maybe that's what you need to be successful in this world, being heartless and calculating and cold".

Hear the interview here (starts at 30 minute mark)

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