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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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We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time

Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water Lyrics


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  • always deep so deep... mec1946
  • 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)
  • a true classic.
  • Fucking great! Wow
  • Great song.....
  • Lud sam kao Sunđer Bob.
  • The voice that never changes.My Ian
  • I must be the only dude who has played geetahr for a long time and never played this song because I never listened to deep purple until now lol.
  • R.I.P. Frank, R.I.P. Jon, R.I.P Claude

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