Ranking the Discography: Deep Purple Part VII: Who Do We Think We Are

Who Do We Think We Are is the final album to feature the Mark II lineup of Deep Purple until they reunited with Perfect Strangers. Two singles were released: “Woman From Tokyo” and “Super Trouper” (although the latter was only released as a single in Europe). The album reached #11 in the US and #4 in the UK. The name comes from typical fan mail the band often received.


Ian Gillian: vocals

Ritchie Blackmore: guitar

Roger Glover: bass

Jon Lord: keyboards and organ

Ian Paice: drums and percussion

The album was engineered by Martin Birch.

  1. “Woman From Tokyo” : This is a great single, with a nice hook. Gillian’s got some swagger in his delivery.
  2. “Mary Long “: While I like the melody fine, the lyrics are kinda cringey to me.
  3. “Super Trouper”: This is a good song with some nice drumming.
  4. ” Smooth Dancer”: This has a good groove. One of my favorite songs.
  5. “Rat Bat Blue”: Despite the silly title, this isn’t bad.
  6. “Place in Line”: Another one of my favorite songs. Paice has a good rhythm.
  7. ” Our Lady”: I think this was a bad choice for a closer. The guitar sounds bad.

Final Verdict: This is a pretty good album all around. I don’t like it as much as Machine Head or In Rock, but I don’t think it sucks.

Grade: B+


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