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Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by FatOldLady on Feb 17th, 2017, 3:12pm

The two lengthy, proggy, metal-y, and awesome opening songs of the Coverdale and Gillian eras.
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by Witchwood on Feb 17th, 2017, 4:45pm

Highway Star for me.
Never been that big on the Coverdale era, and if truth be told, I actually prefer Rod Evans to both of those singers.
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by Dougal on Feb 18th, 2017, 04:41am

Definitely Highway Star!
Just love it when they play this live and Roger Glover's bass kicks in, that wall of sound just hitting you, fabulous. smiley
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by rael1974 on Feb 18th, 2017, 6:27pm

"Highway Star" for me.

I had to go back and listen to these. I've only heard each one once.
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 18th, 2017, 7:23pm

Love 'em both, but chose Highway Star because its a classic. I'm into both eras of the band.

A couple years ago, Coverdale and Whitesnake came out with a Deep Purple trib album of the Coverdale-Hughes era songs called The Purple Album. Highly recommended.
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by Noni on Feb 19th, 2017, 11:38am

Cannot vote! sad
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by paul795 on Feb 19th, 2017, 1:18pm

I love Burn. Had it as a ringtone on an old Nokia in 2001 and was gobsmacked when my phone rang in a meeting and one of the 'suits' I was meeting with went "ooh Purple, nice!"

But nothing can compare to the opening track of Made in Japan.
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by FeelItComing on Feb 20th, 2017, 4:12pm

They are both brilliant songs, but under the influence of my Glenn Hughes worshipping hubby, it's Burn for me.
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by foxfeeder on Feb 21st, 2017, 09:30am

on Feb 20th, 2017, 4:12pm, FeelItComing wrote:
They are both brilliant songs, but under the influence of my Glenn Hughes worshipping hubby, it's Burn for me.


I assume your hubby has the Trapeze albums?
Re: Highway Star or Burn? (Deep Purple)
Post by FeelItComing on Feb 21st, 2017, 4:05pm

on Feb 21st, 2017, 09:30am, foxfeeder wrote:
I assume your hubby has the Trapeze albums?


Probably on vinyl, certainly not on CD. I will ask.

ETA: It turned out he thought he only had one Trapeze album & that was on cassette. He says he has a DVD of Hughes singing Trapeze songs though. He's a fan but he's not a completist. (He also reminded me that another ex Purple member Tommy Bolin's album Teaser featured Phil Collins).