Posts Tagged ‘Vincent Price’


May 23, 2013

Vincent-Price-sleeve-catDetails of the Deep Purple Vincent Price single release have been confirmed. There is a 7″ vinyl edition in a pic sleeve (sadly NOT featuring the dancing nun!) and a 5″ CD. Both formats include the non album cut First Sign Of Madness. The CD also has the promo video for the single which we’ve discussed before. It can be pre-ordered at DTB Online store.

Whitesnake – full details of their next live album Made In Britain are now with us. It’s a 2CD set, twenty five tracks. CD1 is from the UK tour in 2011, the second disc from rest of world shows. It includes versions of Soldier Of Fortune, Burn and Stormbringer.  More details on the Coverdale page. It’s available in July, and can be pre-ordered at DTB Online store.

Lastly I can’t be the only DTB person who was a fan of The Doors and Ray Manzarek’s very individual keyboard work; if so you might be interested in a detailed interview with Ray Manzarek which our friend Jon Kirkman did four years ago. He has dusted the tapes off and is airing it as a special tribute to Ray, who died a few days ago. It’s on Classic Rock Radio on Saturday afternoon at 4pm UK time. You can listen later at

Pole dancing nuns.

May 20, 2013

In answer to a few emails, the bonus Now What track It’ll Be Me is a track IG has covered before, back in 1994 on the Javelins CD. Interesting to do a then and now comparison. Less interesting to realise we did that project twenty years ago now…

For those wanting a look at the Deep Purple Vincent Price video, it’s on the Classic Rock magazine website. Pole-dancing lingerie clad nun (all done in the best possible taste) and more.

It’s pure MTV hokum of course, but they’ve had a bit of fun putting it together, filming in the Berlin Dungeon with a David Thewlis lookalike as Price (and even a vaguely Madeline Smith lookalike for the nun).  Interesting to see someone has (rather badly) replicated Ian Paice’s 1969 bass drum head.  The audio seems tweaked a bit for play-back on PCs and the like compared to the CD too.

On the Rainbow scene, Jeff Cramer has done a pretty no-holds barred interview with the elusive former keyboard player David Stone which you can read at Jeff’s website. One or two suggestions need taking with a pinch of salt; and having double checked with others we find it hard to work out how he could possibly have played on Rainbow’s On-Stage album despite the claims!

Whitesnake? “Thunder great. Journey predictable. Whitesnake awesome, great mix of old and newer tracks and Mr C was in fine voice (Japanese tour voice worries seem to have been overcome). A few surprises but he asked us not to give away the set list. So I won’t!” Keith Livingstone.

And if the recession is getting to you as well, then according to Steve Allum there’s a copy of the first DPAS newsletter up for auction online right now with a ‘buy it now price’ of just $399.  Blimey.

Thanks to Michael Saloharis, Jamie Woodward, John McEvoy.