O “meu” primeiro Long Play de hard rock, mais propriamente o
nosso, pois comprei a meias com o Tó-Zé... Na Avic, lembram-se?... Neste género
de rock, pesado quanto baste, ouvíamos de tudo mas... Como este haverá muito
poucos para ouvir e repetir... Sabíamos o disco de cór do princípio ao fim...
Outros discos dos DP, ora com o Ian Gillan, ora com o David
Coverdale, discos dos Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, Ted
Nugent, AC/DC todos tiveram inúmeras passagens pelo gira-discos...
Sim, também o Machine Head é uma “máquina” para passar e
repassar, com faixas até bem mais conhecidas, mas o in Rock é que é “o disco”
com todo o poder do Guillan... Uma voz como never never before, eh eh...
Ainda da pesada mas com menos horas na agulha passaram por
lá também os Grand Funk Railroad, os Kiss, Alex Harvey Band, Steppenwolf, UFO,
Rush, eu sei lá mais quantos que agora nem me lembro... Aquilo é que era
estudar... inglês, claro...
Led Zeppelin? Jimi Hendrix? Isso será outra história...
Review by Mark
spring of 1970, Deep Purple released a milestone in the history of hard
rock/heavy metal with their fourth studio album 'In Rock'. Except for the first
two Black Sabbath records that sandwiched the release of this one, there was no
more important lp in the history of metal then this momunment to aural
destruction. This album changed the future of heavy music and defined the
difference between late '60's hard rock and '70's metal. Purple's new lineup
with singer Ian Gillan and bass player Roger Glover had particpated in the
previous year's recording with the Royal Philharmonic so this was their debut
proper with the band. And what a debut!!!! Demolishing what was an eccentric
classical-psychedeilic sound into a guitar dominated sonic assault, Ritchie Blackmore
effectively took musical control of the band and cemented his name among rock's
guitar immortals. Highlights include the album opener "Speed King"
and for some bizarre reason the opening minute and a half of the song was
edited out for US release. Are you kidding me??? Thank God it's now available
on this edition. The crash and burn into followed by Lord's piece set you up
for the dynamics of the song and the entire record! "Child in Time"
is a flawless display of virtuousity as both Gillan and Blackmore pull out all
the stops. "Hard Lovin' Man", "Into the Fire",
"Bloodsucker", "Living Wreck" and "Flight of the
Rat" (great solo from Ian Paice!) fill an album with no filler! Seven cuts
and they all count. Purple would conquer their homeland with this record and
pre-release single "Black Night" which appears along with several
bonus cuts on this 25th anniversary issue. Many people feel that 'Machine Head'
is better but I think that's nonsense!. 'In Rock' rips your head off and stomps
it into the ground! Mercy!