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Lazy Smoke

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An obscure Massachusetts band from the later 1960s, Lazy Smoke offered sort of Transatlantic psychedelic sound with approximately equal debts to American and Uk influences. Their biggest debts was to the Beatles, and even though they were barely exceptional for the reason that respect, the resemblance commanded even more attention because of the pretty close similarity of head/key songwriter John Pollano’s vocals to people of John Lennon. Pollano’s compositions bore much Lennon stamp aswell, frequently sounding like callower derivations of Lennon’s even more sedate Light Album-era music. They pressed a couple of hundred copies of 1 record for the small Onyx label in 1969, Corridor of Encounters, before splitting. The record provides since accomplished a humble cult pursuing, and was reissued on Compact disc with twelve bonus demos.

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Full Name Lazy Smoke
Music Songs Salty People, Come With the Day, Sarah Saturday, Under Skys, How Was Your Day Last Night?, I Don't Need the Sun, Am I Wrong?, How Did You Die?, I Could Fall Asleep, There Was a Time, Jackie-Marie, Wait Till You See, Changing the Time, All These Years, You Gave Me Light, Scarecrow
Albums Corridor of Faces


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1 In the early 1970s the band was signed to play a one-night concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, which turned into a nightmare. The stadium they were to play in only held 25,000 seats, but the promoters sold 125,000 tickets. When fans who couldn't get a seat started to riot, the police and the army were sent in to put it down, and--according to the band--went wild, unleashing attack dogs on the crowd and beating and clubbing everyone in sight. In addition, the promoters told the band that they were also to play another concert the next night, which they had not been scheduled for (or paid for). As if that wasn't bad enough, they returned to their hotel and were informed that one of their bodyguards had been killed in an "accidental" fall down an elevator shaft. The band was suspicious because they had seen the bodyguard arguing with a local man earlier that day. When they went to the police and said they believed the man had been murdered, they found themselves arrested as accomplices after the fact to murder (which the police at first insisted hadn't happened). They were told that the murder charges would be dropped if they performed at their unscheduled, and unpaid-for, concert the next night. They agreed, but as a gesture of defiance they played the concert with their heads down, never once looking at or speaking to the audience.
2 The group originally opened for Cream on Cream's farewell tour, but were removed after only three shows. They were replaced by the bands Taste and Yes.
3 When the Mark II lineup reunited in 1984, front man Ian Gillan refused to sing material from the three albums the band had recorded with David Coverdale.
4 The only member of the group to play on every album is drummer Ian Paice.
5 Ian Gillan has been a member of the band at three different points of time--1969-1973, 1984-1987 and 1993-present.
6 Several members of the band have gone onto successful solo careers and careers in other bands. Ian Gillan formed the Ian Gillan Band, later simply called Gillan and briefly sang for Black Sabbath. Ritchie Blackmore formed Rainbow, David Coverdale formed Whitesnake and Roger Glover has produced albums for various artists, including "Sin After Sin", Judas Priest's first album on a major label.
7 Ritchie Blackmore met Ronnie James Dio when Dio's band Elf served as the group's opening act. When Blackmore left Purple in 1975, he formed Rainbow around Elf, minus their guitarist.
8 Formed in 1968 in Hertford, England.
9 Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
10 Members have included Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Steve Morse, Nick Simper, Rod Evans, David Coverdale, Glenn V. Hughes III, Tommy Bolin, Joe Lynn Turner, Don Airey


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vietcong 2002 Video Game performer: "Hey Joe"
When Strangers Appear 2001 performer: "Hush"
Se fossi in te 2001 performer: "Smoke On The Water"
Almost Famous 2000 performer: "Burn"
Everybody Loves Raymond 1999-2000 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Isn't She Great 2000 performer: "Hush"
One Day in September 1999 Documentary performer: "Child in Time"
Freaks and Geeks 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
East Is East 1999 performer: "Strange Kind of Woman" 1971
That '70s Show 1998-1999 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 performer: "Fireball"
23 1998 performer: "Child in Time"
ECW Barely Legal 1997 TV Special performer: "Perfect Strangers"
Private Parts 1997 performer: "Smoke On The Water"
ECW as Good as It Gets 1997 Video performer: "Perfect Strangers"
Apollo 11 1996 TV Movie performer: "Hush"
Breaking the Waves 1996 performer: "Child in Time"
Twister 1996 performer: "Child In Time"
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Stöned Age 1994 performer: "Highway Star"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Body Melt 1993 performer: "Highway Star"
Dazed and Confused 1993 performer: "Highway Star"
Made in America 1993 performer: "Smoke On The Water"
Rock N' Roll Racing 1993 Video Game performer: "Highway Star" - uncredited
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit 1990 performer: "Fire Ice and Dynamite" / writer: "Fire Ice and Dynamite"
Viemäri-tv 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Biggles: Adventures in Time 1986 performer: "KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR"
Montgolfier of Death 1986 performer: "ANTHEM"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Die Vorstadtkrokodile 1977 TV Movie performer: "Fools"
The First Time, I Ever... 1975 performer: "April" - uncredited
Countdown 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alice in the Cities 1974 performer: "Smoke on the Water"
The Mother and the Whore 1973 performer: "Concerto for Group and Orchestra"
Top Gear 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Brontes at the BBC 2016 TV Movie documentary performer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited
Better Call Saul TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Ash vs Evil Dead 2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Good Girls Revolt 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall TV Series 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Bloodline 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall 2014 TV Movie documentary performer: "Hush" - uncredited
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Avis de mistral 2014 performer: "Highway Star 1997 Roger Glover Remix"
Tommy 2014/I performer: "Child in Time"
Serial Zavod 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Quellen des Lebens 2013 performer: "Hush"
Bank Roll 2012 performer: "Son of Alerik" / producer: "Son of Alerik"
Dark Shadows 2012 performer: "Highway Star Roger Glover remix"
Metal Evolution 2011-2012 TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes
Les Lyonnais 2011 "BLACK NIGHT"
Machine Gun Preacher 2011 performer: "Child in Time"
No me la puc treure del cap 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Supernatural 2006-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bones 2010 performer: "Space Truckin"
Mr. Nice 2010 "Lazy"
Extraordinary Measures 2010 performer: "Hush"
Guitar Hero: Van Halen 2009 Video Game performer: "Space Truckin"
CSI: NY 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game performer: "Highway Star"
Two and a Half Men 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game performer: "Woman From Tokyo '99 Remix"
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Blood: The Last Vampire 2009 performer: "Space Truckin'"
The Damned United 2009 performer: "Flight of the Rat Roger Glover Remix", "Hush"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 Video Game performer: "Highway Star"
Brooklyn's Finest 2009 performer: "Hush" 1968
Strange Wilderness 2008 performer: "Hush"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Stromberg 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Medium 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Within 2007 performer: "Hush"
Rock Band 2007 Video Game performer: "Highway Star"
It's a Boy Girl Thing 2006 performer: "Hush" 1988 Hook End Manor Live Version
Elite Beat Agents 2006 Video Game writer: "Highway Star"
Veronica Mars 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Prison Break 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Children of Men 2006 performer: "Hush"
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sopranos 2000-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Goodbye Kiss 2006 performer: "Smoke on the Water" 1972
Requiem 2006 performer: "Anthem"
Life on Mars 2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
11er Haus 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game "Smoke On the Water" / writer: "Smoke On the Water"
Lords of Dogtown 2005 performer: "Space Truckin'"
El Lobo 2004 performer: "Highway Star"
Beyond the Sea 2004 performer: "Hush" 1967
Sex and the City TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Have I Got News for You 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Classic Albums: Deep Purple - Machine Head 2002 Video documentary performer: "Smoke On The Water"
7th Heaven 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Generation Waldsterben 2014 Documentary
Der kopflose Falke 1971 TV Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Wacken 3D 2014 Documentary Band
Experience Montreux 2013 Documentary Group
Die ultimative Chartshow 2006 TV Series documentary Themselves
BingoLotto 2005 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
TV total 2005 TV Series Themselves
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Themselves
Casseta & Planeta Urgente 2003 TV Series Themselves
Pavarotti & Friends for Irak 2003 Documentary Themselves - performers
Deep Purple in Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra 2000 TV Movie documentary Themselves
30 minuts 1998 TV Series documentary Themselves
Cue the Music 1991 TV Series Themselves (1995)
In Concert 1973-1974 TV Series Themselves
Disco 1972 TV Series Themselves - Singers / Themselves
Top of the Pops 1970 TV Series Black night / Themselves
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall 2014 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Made in Japan - The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II 2014 TV Movie Themselves
Heavy Metal Britannia 2010 TV Movie documentary
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Themselves
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Themselves
Mulatschag 2006 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 2 1995 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series Themselves
Hittimittari 1984 TV Series Themselves
Countdown 1974 TV Series Themselves

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