Watch The Best Version Of Deep Purple With 1972 ‘Highway Star’ Show

Watch The Best Version Of Deep Purple With 1972 ‘Highway Star’ Show | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Check this vintage video of Deep Purple performing their iconic 1972 song “Highway Star.” And let us tell you, you can’t help but rock on with it!

Released inside the band’s 1972 album Machine Head, “Highway Song” was formed on the way to a gig at Portsmouth Guildhall in the UK, inside the band’s tour bus. A reporter who went along with them to do a feature asked the band how they write their own songs, to which guitarist Ritchie Blackmore did a demonstration by playing the riff G all over, and Ian Gillan improvised lyrics on top of it. Such a basic strategy also went well for the group, who wanted to replace their then-opening number “Speed King,” as they were getting sick of playing it.

The song became the perfect dose of adrenaline for those who need it and was believed to be one of the pioneers of the sub-genre speed-metal, with bands such as Metallica and Motorhead popularizing it. Way before its public release and up until now, Deep Purple still performs the song occasionally at their shows.

Inside the video, two footages were present – one with a touch of psychedelia and another in black-and-white, switching interchangeably. But the same old glory and energy remain.

 

Lyrics: 

Nobody gonna take my car
I’m gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car
It’s gonna break the speed of sound
Ooh, it’s a killing machine
It’s got everything
Like a driving power
Big fat tires and everything

I love it
And I need it
I bleed it

Yeah, it’s a wild hurricane
Alright, hold tight
I’m a highway star

Nobody gonna take my girl
I’m gonna keep her to the end
Nobody gonna have my girl
She stays close on every bend
Ooh, she’s a killing machine
She’s got everything
Like a moving mouth
Body control and everything

I love her
I need her
I see her

Yeah, she turns me on
Alright, hold tight
I’m a highway star

Nobody gonna take my head
I got speed inside my brain
Nobody gonna steal my head
Now that I’m on the road again
Ooh, I’m in heaven again
I’ve got everything
Like a moving ground
An open road and everything

I love it
And I need it
I seed it

Eight cylinders, all mine
Alright, hold tight
I’m a highway star

Nobody gonna take my car
I’m gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car
It’s gonna break the speed of sound
Ooh, it’s a killing machine
It’s got everything
Like a driving power
Big fat tires and everything

I love it
And I need it
I bleed it

Yeah, it’s a mad hurricane
Alright, hold tight
I’m a highway star
I’m a highway star
I’m a highway star

You can watch it below.

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