Friday, March 18, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 312: The Temple Of The King

The Temple Of The King - Rainbow (1975)

What do you get when you take Deep Purple's lead guitarist and put him in a band fronted by The Holy Diver himself? One of the finest hard rock albums ever released. On today's track, they channel the sound and the fury of King Crimson's debut disc and make it their own on a folk rock classic. Richie Blackmore would continue to go down this path with Blackmore's Night, but Dio's vocals are not easily replaced, a fact made much more obvious in the wake of his recent passing. And the stories these two English wizards spun together aren't likely to be bested anytime soon.

These guys love this song more than I do!!

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