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Flight Of The Rat
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In Ian Gillan's autobiography, he explained that this song began as a joke: someone mentioned the classical composition "Flight of the Bumble Bee" and Jon Lord started playing variations around it.
"The Rat" is a reference to a drug habit - Deep Purple made occasional anti-drug references in their songs - "Into The Fire" was another.
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Roy from Granbania, Ma
Jon Lord is amazing.
Scott from London, On
Does anybody know what Ian Gillan is singing under the guitar interlude? You can barely hear it.
Bill from Dundee, United Kingdom
This track has a great Ritchie Blackmore, composed - as opposed to improvised - solo
Devon from Westerville, Oh
great song. actually it's from Deep purple in rock and not machine head
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