There’s a mad Mk 1 archive video of Deep Purple just leaked onto YouTube, a previously undocumented version of Hush. Rather than slavishly try and mime away to the single, the director has decided to give up all semblance of sanity on this one. So no keyboard for Jon, who sits there thumping a stone table (and going into full Jerry Lee Lewis mode at one point), Paice taps away at a bird bath with two arrows and the others strum previously unseen guitars. But star of the show is Rod, who has done away with his famous gold lamé trousers for… a beach towel. This slips lower as the song progresses, but mercifully he’s kept his trunks on underneath, and dives into the pool while the instrumental solos are on, to be fished out with a beach net. Luckily there’s a roaring fire in the grate to warm him up. I would guess that it’s filmed in some large (hotel?) garden in California during their promo duties on the first tour; certainly Blackmore and Simper’s gear matches up. Anyway, one which has to be seen to be believed, though something of a curio.
I think I heard you miming my song