So it is almost a month after the event but here's a quick review of Deep Purple's appearance in Belfast....Twas rather good!
That quick enough for you?
But seriously...we rather think that Purps are pushing at the boundaries of way tooooooo past it. While they performed rather well, and laid out greatest hits set there was a slight (and only there for discerning listeners) air of a 'pension tour' about the show.
Rationally we were there to have fun and we did - so much fun that we can't remember from the end of the set to waking the next morn with the riff off Black Night stuck like a nagging thought in the mind.
And, that, ultimately was what Deep Purple's Belfast show was about...a trip down memory lane (Knebworth was better) that rewarded long time fans but broke no new ground.
In contrast - despite
the negative comments from some - Sweet Savage are adding new songs to their NWOBHM catalogue.
Still - despite all - it was Deep Purple in Belfast and that deserves a 'Hell Yeah!'
It may be the last time that they are capable of a proper tour with a semblance of s proper line-up, but at least they played Belfast in the final round-up.