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Deep Purple: Machine Head

Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, May 1972

I was pretty pleased with the new Deep Purple album when it first came in the mail, since it was a good heavy metal album and certainly their first decent LP ever. So then one Friday night I was doing my homework into the wee hours (us proles in college still grapple with the stuff), while listening to a bunch of my favourite mainstream albums of this year, like Fleetwood Mac, Fanny Hill, Brinsley Schwarz, which are all good though ultimately nothing special.

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