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Smoke on the Water is a song by the British hard rock band Deep Purple. It was first released on their 1972 album Machine Head.

This song is known for and recognizable by its central theme, a four-note "blues scale" melody harmonized in parallel fourths. The riff, played on a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar by Ritchie Blackmore, is later joined by hi-hat and distorted organ, then drums, then electric bass parts before the start of Ian Gillan's vocal. “ We all… read more

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  • Avatar for RiffM4chine
    Worst and most annoying guitar chords ever.
  • Avatar for corpsetastic
    The riff is great but the song is greater.
  • Avatar for anastardust
    Best guitar riff ever!
  • Avatar for Sanity_Theorist
    Memorable, but without the substance that some of their other songs have. Jon Lord's killing it on the keyboard as always, though.
  • Avatar for antolinmora
    Nunca será igualado
  • Avatar for mikel2015
    always deep so deep... mec1946
  • Avatar for dbfuentes
    The live version "Smoke on the Water" (10:20) that could be heard in last.fm in late 2010 (with the "Heartbreaker", "Stairway to Heaven" and "You Really got me" riff) is from album "Live at the Rotterdam Ahoy" (2001)
  • Avatar for Bysen73
    a true classic.
  • Avatar for onlycharles
    Fucking great! Wow
  • Avatar for supermediadave
    Great song.....

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