Album review: Deep Purple, Nobody’s Perfect (1988)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 23, 1988

By Steve Newton

If you were a teenager in the ’70s, you probably remember Deep Purple’s Made in Japan, the double live album that was–at least in Chilliwack anyway–the top soundtrack to house parties and cruising.

Kids in the late ’80s now have a live, two-disc Deep Purple LP of their own–and it’s more of the same. In fact, apart from one tune from Made in Japan (“The Mule”), all that album’s songs have been served up live again.

There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, when you consider that tunes like “Smoke on the Water”, “Space Truckin'”, and “Highway Star” are rock classics that will probably be played long after we’re outta here.

But if you’ve already got Made in Japan–which captured the band at its peak–then Nobody’s Perfect is redundant.

 

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