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Deep Purple: Monsters of the Deep

Lester Bangs, New Musical Express, 8 June 1974

I'M SITTING on Deep Purple's jet waiting to take off from Detroit Metro. The accommodations are luxurious and the general mood is a Saturday afternoon junior high school field trip. Somebody slips a video cassette of Fat City with Stacy Keach into the TV and the sense of disjuncture is mildly phasing — I dunno whether to watch the flicks, look out of the window or try to interview their manager. There's the sense that I wanna get everything in at once, though maybe that's because I know there's only so much infomation culled once I succumb to the magnetism of that bar over the left wing. Or maybe I'm trying too hard.

Total word count of piece: 3811


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