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Deep Purple song battle! Machine Head edition

Discussion in 'Song and Band Battles' started by That 70s Guy, Feb 12, 2020.

Which song is better?

  1. Smoke On The Water

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. Highway Star

    16 vote(s)
    69.6%
  1. Abraxas

    Abraxas :)

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    Highway Star
     
  2. SanguineRemedy

    SanguineRemedy Bloody bliss!

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    Highway Star.. Smoke is good but I get sick listening to the riff over and over and over again. Highway Star is a better song in general
     
  3. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Smoke on the Water is a LOT more amazing than people give it credit for, specifically the guitar parts. Not the into riff that everyone on earth knows, but the other nuances throughout the song and specifically the structure of the solo. I really like Highway Star, but if I'm only going to listen to one of these songs, it'll be Smoke, 99x out of 100.

    Also, it's a cool story, especially the fact that it's true.
     
  4. Darth Pazuzu

    Darth Pazuzu Senior Member

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    "No Smoke! Denied!" :oyea:
     
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    Arkie Malija Senior Poser

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  6. OldHippie

    OldHippie Resident Yooper

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    Highway Star.
     
  7. Jonny Come Lately

    Jonny Come Lately The New Kid In Town

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    Machine Head is definitely one of my all-time favourite albums and I love both songs, but my vote has to go to Highway Star, which I've always considered to be the album's best track. The song's relentless energy and outstanding organ and guitar solos make it a stone cold classic and a thrilling listen from start to finish to my ears.
     
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    Highway Star for me (I hardly play Smoke on the Water at home). Smoke on the Water made a huge impact when first heard and has secured Ritchie Blackmore's Pension. However Highway Star has that electricity, punch and that iconic solo which launched a lot of those heavy metal lead guitarists. For me this song can be played a lot more often and still posses this excitement (or maybe I have been a teenager all my life in denial!):gg:
     
  9. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Love them both, but gotta give Smoke the edge.
     

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