Smoke on the Water
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"Smoke on the Water" is a song by what British hard rock band.
The song was first released on their 1972 album.
What was the album?
2) This song is known for and recognizable by its
central theme, a four-note "blues scale" melody harmonized in
parallel fourths. The riff, played on a Gibson ES-335 electric guitar by
Ritchie Blackmore, is later joined by hi-hat and distorted organ, then
drums, then electric bass parts before the start of Ian Gillan's vocal.
3) The song is about a true story.
When did the
event actually happen?
February 6, 1947
March 6, 1970
December 4, 1971
4) Who did they rent a mobile recording studio?
The Rolling Stones
5) Somebody in the audience had fired a flare gun
into the ceiling, at which point the rattan covering started to burn, as
mentioned in the "some stupid with a flare gun" line.
6) The "Funky Claude" running in and out
is referring to the director of the Montreux Jazz Festival who helped
some of the audience escape the fire. Who was the director?
7) When was the song released as a single?
8) What position did it reach on the U.S.
Billboard pop single chart?
9) #1 in VH1's "100 Greatest Hard Rock
Songs" (January 2009).
10) Live performance of the tune, featuring
extended interplay between Richie Blackmore's guitar and Jon Lord's
Hammond organ would become a centerpiece of "Deep Purple's"
live shows, and a version of the song from a live album became a minor
hit on its own later on in 1973. What was the live album?
Made in Japan
Made in London
Made in Montreux