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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Comments: 4

  • Roy from Granbania, MaJon Lord is amazing.
  • Scott from London, OnDoes anybody know what Ian Gillan is singing under the guitar interlude? You can barely hear it.
  • Bill from Dundee, United KingdomThis track has a great Ritchie Blackmore, composed - as opposed to improvised - solo
  • Devon from Westerville, Ohgreat song. actually it's from Deep purple in rock and not machine head
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