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Sorting Through Deep Purple’s Musical Family Tree: Shadows in Stereo

Sorting Through Deep Purple’s Musical Family Tree: Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple’s hall of fame impact on rock music extends to a number of related bands, from Rainbow and Trapeze to Quatermass and Whitesnake.

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970): Shadows in Stereo

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970): Shadows in Stereo

‘Sunflower’ was the Beach Boys being a band for one last moment in their eternal endless summer.

Mott the Hoople – The Hoople (1974): Shadows in Stereo

Mott the Hoople – The Hoople (1974): Shadows in Stereo

The hard-to-accept fact is simply that although Mott the Hoople had a number of good albums, they never really had any great ones.

Manassas – Manassas (1972): Shadows in Stereo

Manassas – Manassas (1972): Shadows in Stereo

You have to wonder why Manassas went under so many people’s radar, especially with the gap left by the breakup of Crosby Stills Nash and Young in 1970.

ZZ Top – Tejas (1976): Shadows in Stereo

ZZ Top – Tejas (1976): Shadows in Stereo

ZZ Top’s underrated ‘Tejas’ is like a forgotten middle child, having had the back luck to follow not just one, but two classic albums.

Patti Smith Group – Radio Ethiopia (1976): Shadows in Stereo

Patti Smith Group – Radio Ethiopia (1976): Shadows in Stereo

The Patti Smith Group’s ‘Radio Ethiopia’ is to ‘Horses’ what ‘White Light/White Heat’ is to ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico.’

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Not as perfect as ‘In Rock’ and not as successful as ‘Machine Head,’ Deep Purple’s ‘Who Do We Think We Are?’ is often forgotten – but it shouldn’t be.

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