A Castle Full Of Rascals

Album: Purpendicular (1996)
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  • In the 2005 book The Complete Deep Purple, this track is said to be Ian Gillan's "jaundiced take on contemporary politics," in particular on activities in the Houses of Parliament, London, but the sentiment can be universalized. It should be noted that at one time the word rascal was far more pejorative than at the time this song was written, and it is safe to say that Gillan was using it in that archaic sense. Running to 5 minutes 11 seconds, this group composition is Track 8 on the 1996 Purpendicular album. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England
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