I really have to come up with a more clever title scheme for these types of non-descript de facto posts but, any, what has two (well, one big one anyway) thumbs and rocks at this whole parenting thing?
That’s right, bitches …
So, yeah, while HRH makes our salmon dinner this evening, we’re listening to the ‘Stormbringer‘ album by Deep Purple.
First off, let me say this: aside from the typical ‘Smoke on the Water‘ bullshit that I’ve heard to death, I know absolutely Jack Shit about Deep Purple and I currently only own one of their albums …
(Actually, this is HRH‘s album)
… until this album, again, thanks to Uncle Lance.
I could easily say that I took this record because of the front cover depicting a blurry oil canvas like scene of a remote bar, a tornado and a unicorn*.
This is actually the 9th album by the Deepsters and was released in 1974, not that that means anything to me, but I am surprised to learn that David Coverdale is the lead singer at this point.
Huh, I did not know that.
‘Stormbringer’ is the name of the second Elric of Melniboné novel by Michael Moorcock. It is the name of a magical sword described in many novels and comics by Moorcock and others which enjoyed enormous success in the 1960’s and 70’s. I guess David has denied knowledge of this until shortly after recording the album – not that it matters any. However, interestingly enough, in an interview with Charles Shaar Murray in the New Musical Express, David did claim that the name was from mythology. A few years later, Moorcock collaborated with Blue Öyster Cult to write ‘Black Blade‘, a song that actually was about the sword Stormbringer so, yeah …
Okay, I think a small piece of me just killed itself in effigy.
Anyway, as it turns out … the unicorn album sucks.
Do does David Coverdale …
And, yes, I can’t say I’m going to go on any Deep Purple binges soon.
Total Shit List.
But, hey, it was something to listen to while I reign now my superior parenting prowess and, oh yeah …