Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are (1973)
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- Woman From Tokyo
- Mary Long
- Super Trouper
- Smooth Dancer
- Rat Bat Blue
- Place in Line
- Our Lady
Who Do We Think We Are is the seventh studio album by the English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1973. It was Deep Purple’s last album with singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover until Perfect Strangers came out in 1984.
Musically, the record showed a move to a more blues based sound, even featuring scat singing. Although its production and the band’s behavior after its release showed the group in turmoil, with frontman Gillan remarking that “we’d all had major illnesses”and felt considerable fatigue, the album was a commercial success. Deep Purple became the US’ top selling artist of calendar year 1973. The album also featured the energetic hard rock single “Woman from Tokyo”, which has been performed on several tours by the band over the years.
Despite massive sales, the group disintegrated among much infighting between band members as well as conflicts with their managers. The album’s line-up would come to an end after a final concert in Osaka, Japan on 29 June 1973.
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock more...