Last month saw the 40th Anniversary pass of one of the mostinfluential rock albums ever recorded. Deep Purple's 'Machine Head'was the bands 6th studio album and their most successful, toppingthe charts in the UK, Germany, Australia and Canada. It was alsocertified platinum and reached number 7 on the US Billboardcharts.
Machine Head has frequentlybeen cited as a main influence in the development of Heavy Metal.Alongside Led Zeppelin's IV and Black Sabbath's Paranoid, it hasstood the test of time as one of the quintessential English hardrock albums since it's birth 40 years ago.
This documentary, featuring Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, RitchieBlackmore, Ian Paice and Roger Glover gives an account of theevents surrounding the recording of 'Machine Head' in December 1971and the Casino fire on the 4th December which resulted in the bandwriting and recording 'Smoke On The Water'. Described as the"mother of all riffs" it became one of the most famous andinstantly recognisable songs in history and it's simplicity made ita dream for all beginner rock guitarists wanting to sound liketheir heroes.