Friday, July 05, 2013

95 More Songs of Summer - "Smoke on the Water"

When this song came out, I'm pretty sure that me and my buddies in 8th grade thought it was a lot more lyrically dangerous than it actually is.  A song about the band's recording of an album, and the difficulty they had in finding a place to record?  Now that's some exciting stuff.

But it's a great song - and even though I'm not sure it made it as high as #1, it was certainly in heavy rotation in this neck of the woods that summer.  And then, at the end of the school year in '74, my 8th grade class chose it as the theme for our graduation dance.  I think we thought we were being cool and edgy.

"Smoke on the Water," Deep Purple, from the summer of 1973.

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