Lazy (6:12)

Cover of Live In Stuttgart 1993

From Live In Stuttgart 1993 and 45 other releases

THERE IS NO EXAMPLE OF THIS PERFORMED BY DEEP PURPLE , FROM THE ALBUM , AVAIL ON LAST.FM —— Lazy is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple from their 1972 album Machine Head, a live performance of the song can be found on the album Made in Japan, released later the same year.
Guitar solo was ranked number 74 on Guitar World’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

The song starts out as an instrumental, keyboardist Jon Lord plays an overdriven Hammond organ intro, followed by the main riff and with the solo swapping between him and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Vocalist Ian Gillan comes in with the vocals later in the song. He also uses harmonica both on the studio version and live. At over 7 minutes long, it is the longest track on the album, and live versions were often extended past 10 minutes.

The live version on Made in Japan features a theme from Hugo Alfvén’s “Swedish Rhapsody #1”, played by Ritchie Blackmore as a part of his solo. Ritchie Blackmore would sometimes include the main riff from “Lazy” in live performances of the song “Man on the Silver Mountain” by Rainbow. Gillan defined the song as rhythm and blues.

Later live performances after the band’s reunion in 1984 tended to be much shorter, cutting out the intro and one of the verses. However, more recent performances with Steve Morse have gone back to the original arrangement.


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  • SonOfThirteen


    30 Jul 6:07pm Reply
  • cegutierrez73

    los pude ver en concierto hace unos 6 añ lujo

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ghismmbb

    quelle jeunesse musicale fantastique nous avons eu grâce à vous! au passage je salue de me faire vivre toujours et encore toutes ces merveilles...

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Davi36Ozzy


    13 May 2014 Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    Finally, the studio cut.

    9 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Tranceroute

    so good. I love jazz shape here and harmonica here.

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MarioSila

    Janis Joplin I'm love

    4 Apr 2014 Reply
  • donquique

    But I see this song as great, big jam, the vocal part is just another instrument here.

    4 Apr 2014 Reply
  • donquique

    The intro is 4+min actually. :D

    4 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ledzeppelinu2

    deep purple rocks

    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • hanstone

    Great song/great album! Love a 3 minute intro before the lyrics start!

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Assedor

    Cohort of the most successful musicians gathered together. Musicians this style playing does not succeed by quality and professionalism of their works, but the unusual approach to the chosen style. If you compare musicians of this style music, you can see by the naked eye how they differ in technique and originality. Everyone wants to bring to the art of playing melodies something special that belongs only to his style or instrument.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • Distron

    omg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
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  • stargazer916

    awesome song

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    The title says all about the lyrics in this song.

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • Jose_Maiden95

    Absolutely amazing song.

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • Anne5419

    so well done

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
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