Whoosh! Is Deep Purple’s most recent album that I am counting for the purpose of this series. (I’m ignoring the 2021 Turning to Crime because it’s a cover album) Three singles were released: “Throw My Bones”, “Man Alive”, and “Nothing At All”) It charted at #4 in both the UK and the US.
Ian Gillan: vocals
Steve Morse: guitar
Roger Glover: bass
Dan Airey: keyboards
Ian Paice: drums
- “Throw My Bones”: This is a good opener, and Morse and Airey put on good riffs.
- ” Drop the Weapon “: This has some great rhythm from Paice.
- ” We’re All the Same in the Dark”: I like the message of this song, and it’s one of the best songs.
- “Nothing at All”: I feel this is the weakest of the 3 singles.
- “No Need to Shout” : Another weak one for me, although the drumming is good.
- “Step by Step “: A decent song, but not much else.
- ” What the What”: I feel this is the worst song overall. It’s got a bad title, and the lyrics are ridiculous.
- “The Long Way Around”: The album begins to pick up with this one.
- ” The Power of the Moon “: Another favorite song on the album.
- ” Remission Possible”: This is just a prologue for the next song.
- “Man Alive”: Everyone gives an excellent part to this, making it one of the best.
- ” And the Address “: Of the two instrumentals, this is the one I like the best. The guitars and keyboards are great.
- ” Dancing in My Sleep” (bonus): This was a decent closer.
Final Verdict: Although I did enjoy this album a lot on first listen, I feel like the band is trying to play it safe. It still rocks, but I wouldn’t call it phenomenal.