Now fronted by David Coverdale, Deep Purple were mining some serious blues-based rock on Burn, and Blackmore some serious volume. Around this time he was chasing his beloved Vox tone via Marshall, the latter building him a 280-watt amp. You could surely grill steaks on the back of it. And if it all sounds a bit ridiculous, maybe it was, but it complemented the material, of which the title track is a classic Purple opener. Sail Away is pure Purple grooves, Mistreated made the most of Coverdale’s tobacco throat, while
You Fool No One is a psychedelic riff-o-rama, which was manna from heaven for the long-hairs assembled at Ontario Speedway for the California Jam in the summer of ’74.
Recommended track: You Fool No One