Purple fans that hold allegiance to a particular era of the band that isn’t the current one will likely remain the same in regards to Now What?!, but if one is able to open their mind and allow songs like “Weirdistan,” “Above and Beyond,” “Uncommon Man,” and “Out of Hand” to entertain them, then it’s likely the latest offering from Deep Purple, though not their best album ever, is still pretty good, especially in this day and age of cookie-cutter rock music. It’s nice to hear the band making great music still, and hopefully someday they will get the recognition they so deserve.
It’s hard to believe that another year has already passed, and the outcome of tonight’s momentous music contest could shape the future career of the victorious act
Taking the old adage of “play each show like it’s your last” they rapidly turn everything up several notches and entertain us with several tracks from the excellent ‘Slit’ mixed in with tracks from the current release as well.