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    JESUS That Blackmore clip was insane!!!
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    February 10, 1978...The day that changed the Rock N Roll guitar world!!!

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    COol! This one and the second Cal Jam were in ma town...

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian View Post
    JESUS That Blackmore clip was insane!!!
    would that qualify as relic'ing a herd of strats? and a Marshall stack???
    As a guitar lover, that was hard to watch. Ritchie must have been
    "Bleedin' Hammered"!

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    I remember seeing California Jam as a young teen on TV it may have been on Doug Kirshners Rock Concerts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cav View Post
    would that qualify as relic'ing a herd of strats? and a Marshall stack???
    As a guitar lover, that was hard to watch. Ritchie must have been
    "Bleedin' Hammered"!
    I loathe to see guitar players trash their shit....

    I'm not impressed with it one freakin bit what a waste....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cav View Post
    would that qualify as relic'ing a herd of strats? and a Marshall stack???
    As a guitar lover, that was hard to watch. Ritchie must have been
    "Bleedin' Hammered"!
    Correct. And he wasn't even very good at it. No-one is going to beat Jimi torching his strat at Monterrey in '67. Why even bother to try to compete?

    Karma is a bitch though. Didn't he do a trash routine in the 90's and ended up busting a finger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    I remember seeing California Jam as a young teen on TV it may have been on Doug Kirshners Rock Concerts.
    It wasn't shown on Don Kirshner's show, it was broadcast on ABC (who also co-sponsored the event). The network had some familiarity with broadcasting live rock, having aired the "In Concert" program for a few years prior to the California Jam.

    Quote Originally Posted by cav View Post
    would that qualify as relic'ing a herd of strats? and a Marshall stack???
    As a guitar lover, that was hard to watch. Ritchie must have been
    "Bleedin' Hammered"!
    Although Jon Lord has played up the event in interviews ever since it took place, the Blackmore incident was entirely staged for the show. Take a close look as he supposedly "attacks" the camera, it is quite evident that he is "pulling" the arch of his swing. ABC later added various cheesy effects (think those Biff!! and Bam!! cartoons used during fight scenes on the old Batman tv series) to make it appear that Blackmore was indeed damaging the device. And for those appalled by the destruction of a good guitar, the axes used were cheap Japanese Strat knock-offs.
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    Although Jon Lord has played up the event in interviews ever since it took place, the Blackmore incident was entirely staged for the show. Take a close look as he supposedly "attacks" the camera, it is quite evident that he is "pulling" the arch of his swing. ABC later added various cheesy effects (think those Biff!! and Bam!! cartoons used during fight scenes on the old Batman tv series) to make it appear that Blackmore was indeed damaging the device. And for those appalled by the destruction of a good guitar, the axes used were cheap Japanese Strat knock-offs.[/QUOTE]


    It was quite a show either way. That was kind of the thing to do in that era. hendrix , townsend etc. I've never really been much of fan of Deep Purple until recently. I really find myself liking it (don't ask me why)it just finally clicked. Gillian and Coverdale are both excellent vocalist's etc. Blackmore had a lot of stiff competition in that era (page/beck/hendrix/etc. Must have been hard to stand out even as good as he was and is. Hence, he resorted to this destruction. Rock n Roll

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    It wasn't shown on Don Kirshner's show, it was broadcast on ABC (who also co-sponsored the event). The network had some familiarity with broadcasting live rock, having aired the "In Concert" program for a few years prior to the California Jam.



    Although Jon Lord has played up the event in interviews ever since it took place, the Blackmore incident was entirely staged for the show. Take a close look as he supposedly "attacks" the camera, it is quite evident that he is "pulling" the arch of his swing. ABC later added various cheesy effects (think those Biff!! and Bam!! cartoons used during fight scenes on the old Batman tv series) to make it appear that Blackmore was indeed damaging the device. And for those appalled by the destruction of a good guitar, the axes used were cheap Japanese Strat knock-offs.
    Yeah, I noted the camera "attacks" and understand the "staged" aspect.
    So I'm assuming your not referring to Fender Japanese stats? Or just "knock-offs from the knock-offs" Just curious...

    For the record, I'm a big fan of Blackmore and stood right in front of him and watched the guy do an amazing solo in the "Rainbow" days.. Prolly one of my most memorable solos I've witnessed. Hell, someone threw a Freakin frisbee right at him while in action and what did he do??? He catches the damn thing, plays slide with it, then flings it back out to the crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian View Post
    Yeah, I noted the camera "attacks" and understand the "staged" aspect.
    So I'm assuming your not referring to Fender Japanese stats? Or just "knock-offs from the knock-offs" Just curious...
    Nah. In the seventies, you could get a "strat-like" guitar made of plywood at stores in the mall like Woolco for around 50 bucks. And yes, they were made in Japan at a time when Japanese products were synonymous with being little more than utterly cheap garbage. The pisser is that they were better built and more durable than those embarrassingly crummy Squier series Strats with baseball bat necks that you can purchase today for close to $300.
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    Very cool. Never seen any of that b4. Haven't watched all the vids yet.

    Man, Sabbath laid down some heavy shit there. lol huh? Awesome despite Ozzy messing up the words. lol I really enjoyed their two tunes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by At0micPunk View Post
    Very cool. Never seen any of that b4. Haven't watched all the vids yet.

    Man, Sabbath laid down some heavy shit there. lol huh? Awesome despite Ozzy messing up the words. lol I really enjoyed their two tunes!
    War Pigs was pretty cool, but Ozzy looks like he got dressed up for a showing of Alladin

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    Was also kind of a prelude to the US Festival.
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    I watched it on ABC back in the day... sadly before big screen and 5.1 sound systems --- just a generic 19" color TV...



    BTY,

    Emerson Lake And Palmer will headline the High Voltage Festival, the UK’s new flagship classic rock event, on Sunday, July 25, 2010.

    The launch of the High Voltage Festival was announced by Classic Rock’s Editor In Chief, Scott Rowley, at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour at London’s Park Lane Hotel this past Monday (November 2).

    The High Voltage Festival is a joint venture between Classic Rock magazine and The Mean Fiddler organisation.

    Forty years after ELP opened the legendary Isle Of Wight Festival, what better band to celebrate what will surely become Britain’s biggest and best ‘adult rock’ festival?

    According to ELP, fans can expect “cannons, pyrotechnics and a supreme production alongside the stunning musicianship and songs that made ELP the legends they truly are”.

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