DEEP PURPLE Producer Discusses The Making Of 'Bananas'

The Swedish Deep Purple Appreciation Society (DPAS) recently interviewed DEEP PURPLE producer Michael Bradford about his work on the band's latest CD, "Bananas". When asked about how the song "Walk On" came together, Bradford said, "I had actually written 'Walk On' some time ago, but I never had a use for it. I played it on guitar for [DEEP PURPLE singer] Ian [Gillan] and [bassist] Roger [Glover], and they really liked it. Ian re-wrote the lyrics in a way that made the song flow better, and had removed some of the bitterness of my original lyrics. In rehearsal, I started the song off by playing that little rhythm part that gets the groove going. We did it that way for so long, that we cut it that way as well. That left Steve able to do the other stuff while the track was going down." Read the entire interview here.

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