Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Mexico wave

March 18, 2020

Deep Purple went ahead with their show in Mexico on the 14th, despite the health risks inherent with all travel at the moment, although I suspect they were well isolated from start to finish.  However it went ahead without Don Airey, although no reason was given at the time of posting this except to say it was a one-off. The keyboard player from Dream Theatre deputised apparently.  Purple’s June tour is still on for now.

Thanks to Tim Summers, our man at the festivals merchandise stall…

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Sleeve scam

June 3, 2016

It’s weird, I was only discussing some rare sleeves with another fan last week. He had turned up a rare Colombian pressed single and was wondering if it was real. “Who on earth would want to pirate old Deep Purple records?” I replied confidently.
Well Mark Maddock just emailed me examples of someone doing a very similar trick, so be very careful if you’re a keen sleeve collector. These four examples, all up for sale right now on the web, are fake. They purport to be radio station album promos, in unique covers. If they were then they would indeed be  remarkable; mint sleeves over 40 years old, never documented before. In fact the covers are complete fakes, and they are just sticking regular  Mexican pressings of the albums inside!

Fake Mexican Deep Puple sleeves

I checked up and the radio station named on the cover actually exists, but is so tiny they would never have done such promos, and don’t seem even to have existed then. Plus the typography employs digital tricks which were simply not possible back in the Seventies.
Further digging showed the people responsible are cranking these out for lots of groups beside Deep Purple.  So, worth a few bucks if you collect pirate pressings, but at this price hopefully people can get the word out before too many fans get scammed. And as always, well done ebay for allowing this sort of thing to flourish.
Mind you, it might just be some crafty Mexicans trying to destabilise the American economy in revenge for Trump!

The real thing

April 3, 2015

After all the news lately about tribute bands and cover versions, some actual new Deep Purple shows to report.  The band have a short set of shows in America during July and August, plus a one off in Canada and another down Mexico way (and in case Vladimir strops and decides to reannex Alaska, one in Russia too.)  Tickets are on sale now for most of these shows and you can read the full list on our 2015 gig page.  Thanks to Vince Chong in Canada for the info, with his local ticket seller proudly displaying a photo of Mk 2 at De Lane Lea to their online viewers!