Album of the Day
Who Do We Think We Are
“Deep Purple get piles of passionate letters either violently against or pro the group,” noted drummer Ian Paice in 1972. “The angry ones generally start off 'Who do Deep Purple think they are...'” The U.K. hard rock heroes used the phrase the following year as the title of their seventh studio album, which includes “Mary Long” (a jab at finger-wagging moralists), the dynamic “Rat Bat Blue” and riff-driven single “Woman From Tokyo” (inspired by the group's recent Japanese tour) among the highlights. The set was recorded in Rome and Frankfurt at the tail end of relentless touring that pushed the quintet to the breaking point, and WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE would be the final album from the classic “Mark II” lineup of Deep Purple.