Djoo Djoo Djoo, Djo, Djo Di Djo, Djo Djo Djo Djoo

  Condom 16 Jul 12
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May he rest in peace on his smoked filled water.

An absolute genius of the keyboards.

  Aitchbee 16 Jul 12

Wait a minute here...what are you on aboot?

  Aitchbee 16 Jul 12

...Deep Purple?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16 Jul 12
  Condom 16 Jul 12

Aitchbee

Well done. Excuse my attempt at what was voted the greatest guitar riff of all time.

  Aitchbee 16 Jul 12

Condom - apologies. Deep Purple are/were a top band. 'there's fire in the sky'.

  Aitchbee 16 Jul 12

Thanks fruitbat for that link.

Jon...goodbye.

  Forum Editor 17 Jul 12

"Excuse my attempt at what was voted the greatest guitar riff of all time."

It was an extremely good attempt. I think most people would get it almost immediately. It is often said that in music the simple things are the best, and - a few exceptions aside - I agree. It is an iconic riff, and one of the great things about it is that it's so easy to play - most budding guitarists pick it up very quickly. It resounds from a million bedrooms every day.

  interzone55 17 Jul 12

I used to love the feature that Danny Baker ran on his Radio 5 show many years ago where people would send in recordings of machinery playing this riff.

Here's a video of some floppy drives - bet you can't listen to more than 30 seconds.

Many people don't realise that Smoke on the Water was written about a Frank Zappa concert at Montreux Casino that ended in the destruction of the venue after an idiot in the audience decided to fire a flare which set the stage curtains on fire. For my money Frank Zappa was the greatest rock band leader ever, not only was he a fine composer and guitarist, but he ensured he always had the best musicians in his band, musicians who were allowed to flourish and express themselves. Sadly missed.

Sorry for the digression - RIP Jon

  Quickbeam 17 Jul 12
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