Deep Purple – Throw My Bones (Song Review)

“You do your thing, you do your best”

Deep Purple have been a huge part of my musical life. For years I would have said they were my favourite band. But I’ve not been a big fan of their current MkVIII lineup and I’ve been fairly certain that I wasn’t going to even bother with their upcoming album Whoosh! But now I’ve heard their new song Throw My Bones and… just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. On one hand it’s still MkVIII doing what they do: mild funky rock, smug vamping and Steve Morse’s interchangeable guitar solos. But on the other hand, its joyful, playful feel and catchy chorus has got me wanting to hear more. I’ve been listening to their last album inFinite again and whoosh! I’m looking forward to the new Deep Purple album.

HMO Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5

(Throw My Bones is available on the free CD that comes with the latest issue of Classic Rock Magazine along with two live bonus tracks from 2017)

16 thoughts on “Deep Purple – Throw My Bones (Song Review)”

  1. Thanks for drawing my attention to the upcoming Whoosh! and these advance tracks. I hadn’t been paying attention for some reason. I like this song quite a bit (and quite a bit more than ‘Man Alive’ to be honest). I’ll absolutely buy Whoosh! but don’t find myself necessarily counting the days.

    Interesting that you are going back to Infinite more of late. I reacted positively when it came out but then seem to have forgotten it. I play Now What?!” much more often.

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    1. I couldn’t get into Now What?! at all. So I’m going to give it another go, since I’m in such a forgiving mood!

      I’m in the same boat as you with this. Man Alive didn’t really register but I listened to it again and it’s a grower. I don’t think I’ll be a first day Whoosh! buyer either but I’ll get it soon I reckon.

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  2. My preference does lie with Man Alive, but I just wish that there was bloody more of it than just the two awesome verses and a solo. I don’t need all that talking and atmospheric fluff, give me music or give me death!

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  3. Too bad you don’t enjoy the Morse era. A different sound but great music. His solos are excellent and if you don’t think Blackmore is repetitive then you’re being dishonest. Plus Morse and people have recorded far more studio songs than RB and that’s including Who Do We Think… where pouty RB refused to solo on some songs. Whoosh is a great contemporary age appropriate album from DO

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    1. First off, can we discuss things without levelling accusations of dishonesty at people? I prefer Blackmore to Morse and have done for many many years. It’s not a lie.
      Also, I said I was not a big fan of the era. I didnt say I don’t enjoy it. I loved Purpendicular and Abandon and I thought Infinite was really good. But the era as a whole has not been as exciting for me as previous ones. And I didn’t like albums like Bananas and Rapture much at all.
      But I agree on Blackmore’s poutiness and the new album is great. And thanks for reading and commenting.

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