Details for ya: The book is 250 pages long, with quite a few previously never
published photos by Rich Galbraith, cover design by Rory Fiorito of Ye Olde
Metal fame, plus pictures of ads and tour book pages and album covers from
around the world. Love this band… one of my faves (although the Gillan band is
even better!). I've interviewed members of Purple around 30 times, and for
this one have also talked to another 20 or so fellow rockers about the boys.
Thought I'd be provocative as well and put Tommy Bolin on the cover!
What you get is my usual format – one chapter per album, every song examined,
lots of looks at the tours as well. Y' know, I think I'm getting better at
this as I go, so this is one of my most thorough of the band bios yet. And
FYI, I will be doing a book that will cover the '84 reunion to the present as
well, but that's a good year off.
But don't take my word for it - here's what the back cover says:
Deep Purple are responsible for some of the greatest classic crunch rockers of
our time, and Getting' Tighter: Deep Purple '68 - '76 examines those songs -
all of them - indeed every last recorded track throughout the band's
celebrated albums from the '60s and '70s, along with b-sides and key dsolo
career moments. Highway Star, Smoke On The Water, Space Truckin', Fireball,
Stormbringer, Hush... these are iconic tracks the world over, and herein lie
the tales of their fanciful forgings.
Celebrated hard rock journalist has interviewed members of Deep Purple past
and present over 30 times. In addition, he's surveyed many of the band's
contemporaries, acquaintances and collaborators to bring you the definitive
story of the band's early years. Popoff's perceptive critical analysis is also
part of the fun, as the complicated story of the band's many hirings and
firings unfolds. Prepare to get rocked like Jon Lord's hoary Hammond!
Books will be signed by me to you, so make clear if it's a Christmas present
This book is completely sold out!