Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Nick Simper & Nasty Habits - Live At Szene Vienna (2012)
Label - Angel Air Records
01. And The Address
02. The Painter
03. Mandrake Root
05. Chasing Shadows
07. Wring That Neck
08. Bird Has flown
09. Why Didn't Rosemary
11. Roadhouse Blues
12. Kentucky Women
"On 8th March 2011 playing to a sold out audience at Vienna's legendary Rock Club "Szene" NICK SIMPER (founder member DEEP PURPLE) performed with NASTY HABITS (Austria's finest Classic Rock band) original tracks from Nick's period in Deep Purple (Mk 1). With Deep Purple today only having just one original member from their MK 1 days it is highly unlikely that the band will perform these now neglected classic songs in concert.
The mantle is therefore passed to Nick and Nasty Habits to bring some long forgotten classics back to life and bring them back to life they do. They performed eleven tracks from the first three Deep Purple albums plus one new track "Slinky" from the forthcoming new album.
This release is both a CD version and an actual DVD of the concert at The Scene, Vienna
(MUSICIANS - NICK SIMPER, CHRISTIAN SCHMID, HELMUT PUSCHACHER, CHRISTIAN HEISSENBERGER, PETER BRKUSIC)"
Ok I have to admit something, I embarrassingly had never heard any Deep Purple MK1, and cant say that I had heard of Nick Simper. So imagine my suprise upon hearing these classic tracks performed live, and being completley blown away!
The recording captures the esscence of the songs, Nasty Habits perform the songs excellently without ever trying to mimic the original members of Deep Purple in any way. the new song featured, Slinky, indicates that these guys have a lot to offer in the way of new song ideas, and with Nicks prestigious back catalogue to draw from they have a wealth of material for future set lists.
A great cd and Dvd package, allowing the viewer / listener to feel as though they are actually their on the night!
Well worth checking out for fans of Mk1 Deep Purple and Nick Simper, or just fans of the classic rock genre full stop!
Rating - 10/10