Deep Purple - Machine Head


9 | 653 votes |
Release date: 1 March 1972
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

Owners:

1035 have it
83 want it


Disc I
01. Highway Star
02. Maybe I'm A Leo
03. Pictures Of Home
04. Never Before
05. Smoke On The Water
06. Lazy
07. Space Truckin'
08. When A Blind Man Cries [25th Anniversary Edition bonus]

Disc II [25th Anniversary Edition: The Remasters]
01. Highway Star
02. Maybe I'm A Leo
03. Pictures Of Home
04. Never Before
05. Smoke On The Water
06. Lazy
07. Space Truckin'
08. When A Blind Man Cries [b-side]
09. Maybe I'm A Leo [quadraphonic mix]
10. Lazy [quadraphonic mix]

Top 20 albums of 1972: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 21

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07.09.2010 - 01:47
Rating: 9
munson
This album was certainly before my time as a music lover (about three decades, really) but it is one of the greatest albums I've ever heard.
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02.03.2012 - 18:30
Rating: 10
Pelagial
This album is the museum of riff and heavy. Who doesn't know Smoke On The Water ?
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16.03.2012 - 17:19
Cuca Beludo
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This is the album that anyone MUST listen.

Wait, who doesn't know this album?
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12.07.2012 - 13:44
musicalkaratekid
Classic album. The keyboard interlude on 'Lazy' is fucking brilliant.
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10.10.2012 - 13:22
Rating: 10
TechMurder
This album is what started me off into metal when i was 3. Yes 3yo. I used to get it onto the old turntable and listen to it over and over on the headphones. I used to scratch the shit out of it trying to put it on. Put a big gouge in pictures of home. Sucks. That was nearly 30 years ago.
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22.01.2013 - 23:51
Rating: 10
AndMetalForAll
kual21
Just perfect!!
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23.01.2013 - 20:50
Rating: 10
Azarath
Deep Purple's best (studio) album.
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22.03.2013 - 08:28
Rating: 10
R Lewis
That Useless Guy
It's sad that the only well-known track on this masterpiece is "Smoke On The Water"...
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22.03.2013 - 21:08
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by R Lewis on 22.03.2013 at 08:28

It's sad that the only well-known track on this masterpiece is "Smoke On The Water"...


Yeah, you're right in that in the broader mainstream that became a very well-known and popular song but I think amongst hard rock fans and metal fans particularly, the song "Highway Star" is very highly regarded and well-known. Have you seen the doco that was made on the making of the album? Well worth seeing.
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23.03.2013 - 14:22
Rating: 10
R Lewis
That Useless Guy
Written by Ace Frawley on 22.03.2013 at 21:08

Yeah, you're right in that in the broader mainstream that became a very well-known and popular song but I think amongst hard rock fans and metal fans particularly, the song "Highway Star" is very highly regarded and well-known. Have you seen the doco that was made on the making of the album? Well worth seeing.

No, I still haven't, I'll make sure chacking it. What makes me sad is that, while anyone knows that radio friendly, really less people know about Blackmore's stunning solos, and so on...
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20.02.2014 - 20:44
telephonebear
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Written by R Lewis on 22.03.2013 at 08:28

It's sad that the only well-known track on this masterpiece is "Smoke On The Water"...


yeah, i mean sotw is an amazing track but highway star and my personal favourite pictures of home are better. this album may be over 20 years older than me but its still one of the best i own, love every track
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20.02.2014 - 20:46
telephonebear
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Written by R Lewis on 23.03.2013 at 14:22

Written by Ace Frawley on 22.03.2013 at 21:08

Yeah, you're right in that in the broader mainstream that became a very well-known and popular song but I think amongst hard rock fans and metal fans particularly, the song "Highway Star" is very highly regarded and well-known. Have you seen the doco that was made on the making of the album? Well worth seeing.

No, I still haven't, I'll make sure chacking it. What makes me sad is that, while anyone knows that radio friendly, really less people know about Blackmore's stunning solos, and so on...


is that the classic albums documentary? by pure coincidence i saw that for the first time on Sky Arts yesterday
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20.02.2014 - 21:42
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Guest on 20.02.2014 at 20:46

is that the classic albums documentary? by pure coincidence i saw that for the first time on Sky Arts yesterday


That's the one. From memory, they recorded the album in a house in Montreux - is that right?
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21.02.2014 - 21:08
telephonebear
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Written by Ace Frawley on 20.02.2014 at 21:42

Written by Guest on 20.02.2014 at 20:46

is that the classic albums documentary? by pure coincidence i saw that for the first time on Sky Arts yesterday


That's the one. From memory, they recorded the album in a house in Montreux - is that right?


hotel, its what smoke on the water is all about. i knew the story of the burning casino and recording at the hotel but it was interesting them talking about the red lights and mattresses to stop echoing which is even mentioned in the song. i did find it all very good
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