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The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times. By Submitted by Seattle Times readers. Gillan: In the back of our mind there's always the "Smoke on the Water Thing," which never got played on the radio for a year because it was too long. Then a guy from Warner Bros. Records came and saw the crowd reaction to "Smoke on the Water" and rushed back and did Deeper Understanding (Radio Edit) edit, cut it down 50 percent so that it got played on the radio a year after the album was released.
So, we were always conscious of that kind of thing. But Bob says, "Don't worry about anything like that. I don't care how long it is. You want to do a minute track? Do a minute Deeper Understanding (Radio Edit). And Bob trims it as needed. The track "Man Alive," which you released in advance of the album, is about the end of humanity.
Kind of timely, no? Gillan: It wasn't planned that way. And then all of a sudden something's washed up on the beach, and it turns out to be a man, and it's the only living man -- but it's just a man, so That's the end of humanity, because what use is one man? That was the idea. If it was a painting you'd call it impressionistic. Where does a title like "Whoosh! Gillan: laughs "Whoosh! It's a sort of onomatopoeiatic word that describes the transient nature of humanity on the planet earth. And it's also, similarly, a bit of a more tongue-in-cheek way to describe Deep Purple's career, 'cause I'm looking back at the s as if it was yesterday and, whoosh!
Speaking of that, it's 50 years now since "In Rock," the first album you and Roger made with the band. What's your perspective on that? Gillan: Well, it's been up and down, you know? We took the scenic route, for sure; We didn't stay on the rock 'n' roll highway.
But we made some good decisions in the early days, and one of them was to ignore fashion. Because of that we were able to sustain some kind of relationship with our fans, who thought similarly, who didn't want to get dumped because a new label came along, a new tag, a new style of music, a new city that everyone jumps on and destroys the rest. I think the fact we decided to grow up naturally and evolve naturally, without having to follow a style for fashion, is the best thing we ever did, Deeper Understanding (Radio Edit).
That's probably what helped us get through all the Deeper Understanding (Radio Edit) and rows and all of that. Your last tour was called The Long Goodbye -- but with no end date specified. Are you still waving to us?
Gillan: I think Deeper Understanding (Radio Edit) few years ago there was some kind of effort from our business connections to sort of get an exit plan -- we were all a bit under the weather, physically, so we decided on a goodbye tour. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. All rights reserved About Us.
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