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“I got into Deep Purple before this record, but Burn was the one that I played front to back over and over. Ian Paice became my number one drummer, my godhead and the guy that I really tried to emulate.
“The Bonham thing was cool, Ginger Baker was cool, but I wanted to be fast. I wanted to be faster than the other guys and do all the tricky stuff. The title track is basically a one big drum solo underneath all the other music.
“I had Made In Japan and Machine Head, but Burn was the album that totally knocked me out. About this time, I went to see the band at the Long Beach Arena, and they were incredible. The MK III version with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes was probably Purple's biggest period in America. The musicianship was amazing.”