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Old 08-15-2014, 06:57 PM
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Default Deep Purple Fire Ian Paice on double bass kit

Killer wish he used the two 26" bass drums more.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:42 PM
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Awesome! thank you Mark.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:21 PM
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This is the only footage I know of that exists of Deep Purple Doing Fireball in the 1970's. This is from Copenhagan 1972 during the MACHINE HEAD Tour. The band was on fire this night. Poor Ian Gillan was getting over a nasty case of Bronchitis at the time of this show but he still managed to pull off a good preformance. MK 2 Deep Purple was untouchable live. They never played the songs the same way every night. They were almost like a jazz group. Always improvising.

Double kick pedals hadn't been invented yet so Paice had to use
2 - 26" X 16" LUDWIG kick drums Live. FIREBALL was performed a couple other times in 1972 as an encore then it was dropped.

Interesting note about IAN PAICES kit in the video. Ian had this kit custom built for him by LUDWIG. The sizes of the drums where huge. Bass Drum was 26" X 16". Rack Tom was 16" X 10 or 12", not exactly sure. First Floor Tom was 18" X 16". Second Floor Tom was 20" X 18".
The kit is this video also the same kit that was used on DEEP PURPLES 1972 Live album MADE IN JAPAN.

Ian was asked once during a 2007 Drum Clinic If he still had any of the Silver sparkle LUDWIGS he used in DP. Ian said he had pieces of them. When asked If he still had the kit he used on MADE IN JAPAN (the kit in the above video) he said the kit disappeared sometime in the mid-70's. He said there was a kid that lived down the street from him who started taking drum lessons but he didn't have a kit of his own. So Ian Lent him the Silver Sparkle Ludwigs that he played on MIJ and all through the MACHINE HEAD tour. A little while later the kid and his family moved away and never gave Ian Back The Drums. Fast forward 30 years Ian was approached by a guy at a clinic who offered him $100.000 for that very kit. It was at this point in the video I was watching that Ian lightly slapped himself on the face and said "Stupid, Stupid". Whether the guy was serious or not I don't know and I don't think Ian knew either. Great story, Amazing Drummer. My all time hero.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:50 PM
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This is the only footage I know of that exists of Deep Purple Doing Fireball in the 1970's. This is from Copenhagan 1972 during the MACHINE HEAD Tour. The band was on fire this night. Poor Ian Gillan was getting over a nasty case of Bronchitis at the time of this show but he still managed to pull off a good preformance. MK 2 Deep Purple was untouchable live. They never played the songs the same way every night. They were almost like a jazz group. Always improvising.

Double kick pedals hadn't been invented yet so Paice had to use
2 - 26" X 16" LUDWIG kick drums Live. FIREBALL was performed a couple other times in 1972 as an encore then it was dropped.

Interesting note about IAN PAICES kit in the video. Ian had this kit custom built for him by LUDWIG. The sizes of the drums where huge. Bass Drum was 26" X 16". Rack Tom was 16" X 10 or 12", not exactly sure. First Floor Tom was 18" X 16". Second Floor Tom was 20" X 18".
The kit is this video also the same kit that was used on DEEP PURPLES 1972 Live album MADE IN JAPAN.

Ian was asked once during a 2007 Drum Clinic If he still had any of the Silver sparkle LUDWIGS he used in DP. Ian said he had pieces of them. When asked If he still had the kit he used on MADE IN JAPAN (the kit in the above video) he said the kit disappeared sometime in the mid-70's. He said there was a kid that lived down the street from him who started taking drum lessons but he didn't have a kit of his own. So Ian Lent him the Silver Sparkle Ludwigs that he played on MIJ and all through the MACHINE HEAD tour. A little while later the kid and his family moved away and never gave Ian Back The Drums. Fast forward 30 years Ian was approached by a guy at a clinic who offered him $100.000 for that very kit. It was at this point in the video I was watching that Ian lightly slapped himself on the face and said "Stupid, Stupid". Whether the guy was serious or not I don't know and I don't think Ian knew either. Great story, Amazing Drummer. My all time hero.
Great story! Thank you. Well at least somewhere out there is a guy that has Ians kit and he is one happy dude.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:00 AM
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Great story! Thank you. Well at least somewhere out there is a guy that has Ians kit and he is one happy dude.
I wish I still had the video of that drum clinic. I lost it when my computer crashed earlier this year. It was an amateur video but it was well filmed and the camera was on the right of Ian kit close up. You got to see quite a bit.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:55 PM
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Was fortunate to finally see Deep Purple a couple of weeks ago, although with only Gillian, Pace and Glover. I'm sad that I missed them with Jon Lord before he passed. They were awesome! One of my very favorite bands and still rocking out.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:00 PM
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Was fortunate to finally see Deep Purple a couple of weeks ago, although with only Gillian, Pace and Glover. I'm sad that I missed them with Jon Lord before he passed. They were awesome! One of my very favorite bands and still rocking out.
I was there too. They were incredible. I wish the crowd was a little more lively.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Deep Purple Fire Ian Paice on double bass kit

Apparently during the recording of FireBall The Who were recording in the same studio &Ian Paice "borrowed" Keith Moons bass drum to play/use during the recording of FireBall! true story it's in a MD (Modern Drummer) artictle/story about the making/recording of FireBall.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:38 AM
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When I was 15 years old, an older friend of mine gave me three albums that changed my outlook of music. Led Zeppelin - "Physical Grafitti", Jimi Hendrix - "A Band of Gypsys", and Deep Purple - "Machine Head". I was lucky to see the original versions of those three bands, minus Hendrix of course. Ian Paice was, and is, such a great drummer! Thanks for posting that video Mark.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:38 AM
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October issue features Ian. http://www.moderndrummer.com/#_
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