Jan 02


I Hate Music2 comments • 687 views


They say there is a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow, guarded by crafty Irish leprauchauns. Well, that may well be the case, but all I saw when I got to the end of this Rainbow Of Rubbish were the four girls from B*Witched doing some cod Riverdance to try and regain some sort of career. I soon smacked them upside the head, but C’est La Vie as I’m sure they would say.

No, at the end of the spectrum of shite is one final entry, a band who had so little shame that they decided to name themselves after the entire Rainbow. They were called Rainbow – and unsurprisingly they were rubbish. It was a vanity project, an offshoot from the equally dull (and colour mentioning) Deep Purple. The Purple were famous primarily for writing the easiest record ever made – in Smoke On The Water. This tag slowly got to their guitarist Ritchie Blackmore until he could take it no longer and left. Notwithstanding the obvious fact that he had written the childishly simple song ever and that fact was not going to go away by changing bands. Indeed it became quite clear that Blackmore was a bit of a blamer in general. Rainbow got through three seperate singers – all kicked out citing creative differences. I assume they wanted to be creative – and this was different to “three note Blackmore”.

Rainbow – in the great tradition of British Heavy Metal – were dull, lumpen bores. Their most successful song was “Since You’ve Been Gone” a Blackmore penned number about how nuts he’s been since someone has – unsurprisingly – been gone. If you were so worried about people leaving you wouldn’t keep kicking them out of your band. In the end the dictatorial style of Blackmore (and lack of sales) forced the band to split – Blackmore went and joined Whitesnake (what is it with this guy and colours?). Rainbow had never really been a band anyway – just Blackmore and bunch of puppets. Blackmore on Guitar, George on bass, Bungle on drums and Zippy on vocals.


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    Oh no on 10 Jan 2007 #

    That is complete shit. I’ve never read anything this bad, it certainly proves that this person has no idea about what she is writing about.

    1) Ritchie Blackmore is one of the best guitarist EVER, and Rainbow is one of the best bands EVER.
    2) Smoke on the Water is only one song, and it’s riff says nothing about Blackmore’s talent. He wrote a bunch of way better riffs, but sadly this person has never heard of them.
    3) Blackmore was always very creative. But indeed, how would this person know that as she’s never heard anything from him? Two songs aren’t enough if you are going to bash something like this.
    4) Since You Been Gone wasn’t written by Blackmore or any other member of Rainbow. It was written by Russ Ballard.
    5) Blackmore NEVER joined Whitesnake. That is the worst piece of shit I’ve seen in this writing so far. He didn’t get along with David Coverdale after Purple disbanded, and Whitesnake is Coverdale’s band as much as Rainbow was Blackmore’s. Blackmore would never have joined Whitesnake.

    I hope I’d have read this earlier, or, even better, never. I already regret reading it.

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    Rob Brennan on 10 Jan 2007 #

    But the part about Bungle, George and Zippy is correct, yeah?

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