Monday, July 16, 2012

Child in time (RIP Jon Lord)

And so the rock world loses another one of its brightest stars. Jon Lord, keyboard wizard of Deep Purple, succumbed today to pancreatic cancer at the age of only 71. I am not quite convinced yet of the quality of his classical music compositions of recent decades, but his rock work of the seventies still stands out as one of the best of that glorious decade. In his memory, a live version of their magnum opus, Child in time. Art Rock score: 8/10 (great song, I would put it on my MP3 player).