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People in the UK usually have better taste in music than americans.

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Thanks, but in truth The Sweet were not that special. They were very big here in the early 70s, and were a 'glam rock' band..you know..huge silver stack heel boots, silver spandex cat-suits and lots of make-up. They had a string of top ten UK hits, but they are more remembered for how they looked than how they sounded!

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Thanks, but in truth The Sweet were not that special. They were very big here in the early 70s, and were a 'glam rock' band..you know..huge silver stack heel boots, silver spandex cat-suits and lots of make-up. They had a string of top ten UK hits, but they are more remembered for how they looked than how they sounded!

I have Desolation Boulevard, I still listen to it to this day, they're a good band, a blend of Pop & Rock, but not annoying like some others in that category. I never really bothered with the image of rock stars, if they have the right sound, then it's worth the listen. My favorite tracks are Set Me Free, AC/DC/, & Fox on the Run.

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If you like Rolling Stones get The Pretty Things record

I've heard of those guys. I heard the album many, many years ago. Their bass player and founder, [bleep] Taylor, played with the Stones very early on, before Bill Wyman became full time. They had a few okay songs, but they weren't the Stones, ya know. It's very cool that someone actually knew that little piece of trivia.

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" Smoke on the water" isn't great, merely very familiar.

And we all know what familiarity breeds, don't we?

I believe what Denmark is trying to say is that "Smoke on the Water" isn't necessarily any great guitar work, just a few good notes strung together. However, to rebut, what makes it a great intro IS its familiarity; you know what song's coming behind those few good notes. But I think Deep Purple has several great intros, including "Highway Star", "Bananas", "Burn", and my personal favorite "Knocking at Your Back Door".........."Sweeeeeet Lucy was a dancer, but none of us would chance her, because she was a Samurai."

A lot of Deep Purple's stuff sounds very much alike, though, and reminds me a lot of many of the new bands...decent musicians but need some help with their writing; everything sounds too much alike. (Ex. Matchbox 20, Offspring, and the most offensive - Nickleback).

I would also like to add a few memorable intros from a nearly forgotten band - Jefferson Starship. Who could forget that great piano intro to "Jane", the great bass intro to "Stranger", and the great guitar intro to "Ride the Tiger"?

Rock on, e'brybody!!

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Hey Gilmour, funny you ask, cuz to me shine on is in a way an intro (and outro)by itself to the whole album. But listening to the single song by itself, to me, the 'real song' doesn't start until the heavy-chorus, 4-note riff starts (@ about 4:07). Seems like everything builds up and releases tension at that moment.

About Roundabout, I love the way the backwards piano (or what it sounds to me as) leads to the acoustic harmonics. The first 10 secs its like a warning that something great is comming, so better brace yourself. :rockon:

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