Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water (Alternate Studio Version)




Recorded in December 1971, Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water is one of the worlds greatest rock songs. Incredibly the song only became in a hit on the billboard charts when the live version from 'Made In Japan' rocketed into the charts. For a significant period, both the studio and live versions were in the US Top 10. This version is from the #1 Global Album 'Machine Head'


Deep Purple featuring Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover & Ian Paice. The classic Mark 2 line up!


Video directed by Robbie Newby





Lyrics


We all came out to Montreux

On the Lake Geneva shoreline

To make records with a mobile

We didn't have much time

Frank Zappa and the Mothers

Were at the best place around

But some stupid with a flare gun

Burned the place to the ground


Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky

Smoke on the water


They burned down the gambling house

It died with an awful sound

Funky Claude was running in and out

Pulling kids out the ground

When it all was over

We had to find another place

But Swiss time was running out

It seemed that we would lose the race


Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky

Smoke on the water


We ended up at the Grand Hotel

It was empty, cold and bare

But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside

Making our music there

With a few red lights and a few old beds

We made a place to sweat

No matter what we get out of this

I know, I know we'll never forget


Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky

Smoke on the water