The Record that Changed My Life: Yngwie Malmsteen Discusses Deep Purple's 'Fireball'

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ardiril

Made In Japan got me interested in playing music, mainly air drums, but Fireball is what made me steal my brother's unused guitar.

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DP's Fireball album did it for me as well (ergo the name). It's still my favorite album after all these years. Check out the eerie cello-like solo Blackmore does on the song Fools starting at 29:40. Must be working that volume knob on his strat with his pinkie -- drop the volume, pluck the string, raise the volume, etc. It's a beautiful and improbable melody all its own, right in the middle of a hard rock song.

The lyrics on Anyone's Daughter and No One Came crack me up everytime I listen, especially with the tone of voice Ian Gillan uses. It's alternately self-deprecating, humorous, sarcastic. Perfect for those songs.

All the rest of the songs are great, too. There's something in or about all of them I just keep wanting to come back to and hear again.

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buckeyestobrowns

Iron Maiden's - Piece of Mind did it for me.

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