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Fireball - Deep Purple

Fireball

Fireball
hard rock classic rock rock deep purple 70s


Fireball is the opening song of the album of the same name by the English hard rock band Deep Purple. It was Deep Purple's second single release in 1971. The song begins with the fan-like sound of a Leslie speaker cabinet (which eventually fades out) being turned on and the drums begin at bar 2 at 240 bpm. The guitar, bass, organ and vocals join in on bar 10 in the key of A, although most of the song's riff is in Bm. "Fireball" is an odd song for Deep Purple as it features no guitar solo. Instead it features a bass solo in the key of F#m which then modulates into an organ solo in Bm. The song ends in a fade out with ad-libbing from the organ. The beat is accented with a tambourine played by Ian Gillan. "Fireball" (take 1 - instrumental), a bonus track on the remastered Fireball album, features a guitar solo near the end, at 3:30, after the fade-out of the original version. It is one of the only Deep Purple songs to feature Ian Paice using a double-bass pedal; when performed live, a roadie brings on another bass drum to perform the song, only to remove it when it is finished. Hence it is not performed live very often. However, it has been performed during the ongoing Rapture of the Deep Tour.


Deep Purple is an English hard rock band that formed in Hertfordshire in 1968. Together with groups such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, they're considered as heavy metal pioneers. Especially influential to later metal bands were Ian Gillan's powerful screams and Ritchie Blackmore's virtuoso solos. Deep Purple were also very influential to progressive music as well, with their style evolving over the years and incorporating a variety of genres from art rock to blues to psychedelia and more. Show more ...

Fireball - Deep Purple

The golden light about you show me where you're from
The magic in your eye bewitches all you gaze upon
You stand up on your hill and behop all around you
They wonder where you're from oh yeah
They wonder where I found you
Oh my love it's a long way
Where you're from it's a long way

I tried to understand you, I tried to love you right
The way you smile and touch me always sets my heart alight
Your lips are like a fire burning through my soul
And people ask me where you're from
They really wanna know
Oh my soul it's a long way
Where you're from it's a long way

Magic woman wreckin' up my soul
Things you tell me have never been told
Magic woman I don't know
Electric before me I love you so I love you so

You're racing like a fireball dancing like a ghost
You're gemini and I don't know which one I like the most
My head is getting broken and my mind is getting bust
But now I'm coming with you down the road of golden dust
Oh my love it's a long way
Where you're from it's a long way



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