Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” is the lead-off track on the March, 1972 L.P., Machine Head.
Machine Head is Deep Purple’s most successful album and spent 118 weeks(!) on the US Billboard chart, reaching a high of #7. “Smoke on the Water” is the best-known track on the L.P. but if you prefer something more hard-driving you’ll want to spin “Highway Star.”
Here’s the band performing live on German TV’s Beat-Club in 1972. Watch for Ian Gillian’s improvised vocals and Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord’s awesome guitar and organ solo freak-outs. Drive on!
Previously, on Music for Monday: The Kinks, ‘Father Christmas’