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Deep Purple — Lazy
Album: Machine Head
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7.9

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Total ratings: 2221









Released: 1972
Length: 7:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You're lazy just stay in bed
You're lazy just stay in bed
You don't want no money
You don't want no bread

If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw
If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw
You don't want to live you don't want to cry no more

Well my trying ain't done no good
I said my trying ain't done no good
You don't make no effort no not like you should

Lazy you just stay in bed
Lazy you just stay in bed
You don't want no money
You don't want no bread
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Yikes! 

It's...it's...it's... rock n roll.

Where have you been?
If I were in a successful rock band and I heard this song for the first time, I would probably feel the need to go back to school and learn more bout music. 
Blackmore and Lord = magic. 
I am sure I've never heard this before. Wow. Just, wow.
c.
it's about my neighbours who are busy only in a kitchen...

Ahhhhh.

One of the best RnR songs from the 70s.

For all you poor, lost souls born too late....this song was one of thousands that were played on radio, albums, 8 tracks, and cassettes. 

It was truly a  "grand buffet" of great songs. 

Today...well it's a food court in a a convienece  store.
You can practically smell the weed coming out of your speakers listening to this.

(not a complaint)
 cavemanleong wrote:
This song is as old as I am and I LOVE IT!!!! Play it louder!!!
 

I'm a bit older than you. grew up in the peace and love period not because of it. LOL
BUT I agree more Amplifier!!!
Oh my Lord, it's Jon God!
This song is as old as I am and I LOVE IT!!!! Play it louder!!!
 ppopp wrote:
Music this good deserved a better album cover. Stunning guitar and keyboard playing. The live version on Made In Japan took Lazy to a level even above this one. Extraordinary. Blackmore on a good night was the stuff of legend.
 

picture clearly inspired by beatles's rubber soul.  
Awesome way to start the day in the office     
Ritchie Blackmore---->in the Top Ten All Time Guitar Players
 smackiepipe wrote:

Yep, Early 70s - Nobody could spank the Hammond like Jon Lord and Keith Emerson.
 
Four out of five doctors recommend that you not spank the Hammond.
Turns volume up and forgets about working from home for 7 mins
Radio Paradise just got even better!
First stadium concert I ever attended in Mpls.  back  in 72' (?). Deep Purple Machine Head Tour - opening  act was some British blues band  named Fleetwood Mac. Opened up a whole new world  for me and a lot of others that night!
As good as it got for straight ahead rock, early 70's. This was the opening set list tune for a high energy cover band I had the good fortune to be involved with (Bass) circa 2001.

Ass was kicked, names taken.  
 johnrah wrote:
My parents got to know this song coming through the floor.
 Mine too!!!!

Rock AND Roll!!!!
Okay. Definitely the last song before I go to work. Crank it up.
 hayduke2 wrote:
 folkrocker wrote:

'64 Plymouth Valiant 2-door here, slant-6 and push-button automatic parked under a shade tree with the trunk open. 8 track blaring out of those 6x9's tokin' on a number. Priceless.
 
Had Made in Japan serenade me while doing my homework back then

Image result for ed roth art

(where'd you put my Big Daddy t-shirts Jimmy? : )
 

Big Daddy Ed Roth!
They don't make like this anymore. One of my favorites of theirs that is not too overplayed.
I know everyone raves about the Master Jon Lord on this cut, but just listen to Roger Glover laying down that bass!
pure class
My parents got to know this song coming through the floor.
Music this good deserved a better album cover. Stunning guitar and keyboard playing. The live version on Made In Japan took Lazy to a level even above this one. Extraordinary. Blackmore on a good night was the stuff of legend.
Sweet, dude!  
Jon Lord came and talked to us in my school church once. He was funny and lovely and secular and we listened like he was playing Hammond. He wasn't playing Hammiond. :(
One of the best songs I've heard.
This is space blues, I love it!!! Thank you R&B!
 unclehud wrote:
Hell yeah, baby: 1974, all four windows down in the Dodge Dart, Deep Purple blasting from the cassette player, hammering on the dashboard like it was a drum set, and driving WAY over the speed limit!

You're lazy, you just stay in bed.
You're lazy, you just stay in bed.
You don't want no money,
You don't want no bread.
Now, why doesn't some new artist cover THIS?
 
Riding shotgun in my friend's Valient.  High and beating drums on the dash in front of me.  Broke the spring in his reverberator underneath.  

Didn't know.  Sorry Lenny.
Great memories epic band
Simply Epic
I miss Jon Lord. His keyboard work was unique in the rock world.
As a teenager listing to this album I never appreciated this tune.  Was a little to slow to get going for my liking. But as an old guy I'm diggin it. 
A gentle(!) reminder of the genius that was Jon Lord. Peerless performance.
Song: Lazy
Artist: Deep Purple
Album: Machine Head
Released: 1972
I owne this LP since 1972! :-)
Who says there's no such thing as a time machine? This just transported me back...and I love it.
All right!

A Christmas song to put us in the spirit of spreading joy, kindness, and forgiveness. 
 buddy wrote:
My first year in junior college (71-72) we wore out the student union juke box playing this, Smoke on the Water, Space Truckin'. Flash forward to April 1974 and I was at the 1974 California Jam headlined by ELP along with Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Eagles (with Jackson Browne sitting in), Rare Earth, Earth Wind & Fire, Seals & Crofts, and yeah, Black Oak Arkansas. The day ended with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and ELP. All three kicked righteous ass. I'll never forget it.
 
That sounds like an incredible show! Now where did I put that time machine? I gotta go see that. (Oh yeah, YouTube!)
Wha...?

No 'Made in Japan' cuts on RP?

I never like Live Albums.

Made in Japan is the rare exception.  It is what a live album should be: Start a song, 'Jam', Finish a song....
After more than 45 years, I'm still lazy, stoned and all I want to do is stay in bed  {#Tongue-out}
Still a solid 10  {#Bananajam}
 Proclivities wrote:

I don't think the term "prog rock" was widely used (if at all) at the time this album was recorded.
 

1972?   

My recollection is admittedly fuzzy....  but I seem to recall hearing/using the term 'prog rock' by 1974 at the latest.  
That intro is stunning, mesmerizing.  It could last all night and I wouldn't care.  Machine head, the first Rock and Roll album I bought at age 12, just a little junior high girl.
My first year in junior college (71-72) we wore out the student union juke box playing this, Smoke on the Water, Space Truckin'. Flash forward to April 1974 and I was at the 1974 California Jam headlined by ELP along with Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Eagles (with Jackson Browne sitting in), Rare Earth, Earth Wind & Fire, Seals & Crofts, and yeah, Black Oak Arkansas. The day ended with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and ELP. All three kicked righteous ass. I'll never forget it.
Egads!

This song is 46 years old and their keyboard-guitar jamming is still jaw dropping!

The depressing thought: there is no band from the last 20-25? years that will even try this! 

What happened to RnR?
One of the great rock anthems that never got enough accolades.  Just the keyboards is way above fantastic. 
Yeah! I always love the way Garth Hudson opens Chest Fever! Um...no..wait...
 rtrt wrote:
Guitar on left and keyboard on right for me - somethings not right somewhere surely?

 
apparently not...

‘Lazy’ is pure blues-boogie, dominated by organ effects. The placement is simple and emulates a live performance in focus. Organ opens centre, then is placed right, and guitar sits left, yet then the guitar moves to centre for a solo, then the organ re-takes the centre for another solo. When they play together they’re panned guitar (L) and organ (R.) 
rtrt, thanks for pointing that out. I must have had my left and right channels the wrong way around so I swapped them over and Richie Blackmore's guitar is coming out the left speaker and Jon Lord's organ is on the right speaker now.

Yeah! 
To me 7 - Quite Likeable
To me right now a 7 - Quite Likeable  but a very weak 7 thinking about 5 ..
Yeah I remember this, great blues boogie.  I like the recordings that shift and pan instruments ,  not done much lately but that was the magic of the "new" stereo systems and recording. Think Cheech and Chong, "Oh Wow man!" don't Bogart on me man..
Insanely good, 11!
Never was a Deep Purple fan, of course, I only heard what was overplayed on the radio.  This was pretty enjoyable.  Thanks RP.
 rtrt wrote:
Guitar on left and keyboard on right for me - somethings not right somewhere surely?

 
apparently not...

‘Lazy’ is pure blues-boogie, dominated by organ effects. The placement is simple and emulates a live performance in focus. Organ opens centre, then is placed right, and guitar sits left, yet then the guitar moves to centre for a solo, then the organ re-takes the centre for another solo. When they play together they’re panned guitar (L) and organ (R.) 
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana} a great tune to hear.  A better tune to play.  Just love that bass line.

Guitar on left and keyboard on right for me - somethings not right somewhere surely?
One of the best rockers, ever!

The keyboards are insane!
Strap me in and let 'er rip!
DEEP PURPLE WOOO-HOOOOO!!!     (afterwards psd'd lame los lobos and got Sugarloaf!!! WEEEE-HEEEE!!! : )


GREEN-EYED LADY
WOOO-HOOOOO!!!     (psd'd lame los lobos and got Sugarloaf!!! WEEEE-HEEEE!!! : )


GREEN-EYED LADY
 ThePoose wrote:
Organ intro rips off Garth Hudson's "Genetic Method" intro to Chest Fever.
 
But then, Garth stole it from Bach (Tocatta and Fugue in D minor), so who's the real thief (and do we really care)?
Possibly my fave Purple tune.
rock
on

{#Bananajam}
Worth watching if you like this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6x8GGXrCFQ 

I was born too late to enjoy many of the "classic" rock stars as they came out, and while I haven't yet delved into the Deep Purple catalog, I was very impressed by their RocknRoll HoF induction speeches and performance.  Not that I really care about the RnR HoF typically, although I was happy to see SMB and NWA inducted that year; the highlight for me was Ice Cube's speech about how Rap, while not a traditional form of music, does have a lot of the same "question authority" mentality as regular Rock stars, and at least on that count, NWA did push the music industry in ways never done before. 

I'm not sure what my point was here, maybe knowing I had a 7+ min track to be lazy while listening to got me off track.  I've rated this sucker at a 9....and to all of you who were around in 1972 and blazing the Js and cracking the tabs on some brewskis and hauling ass in your hot rods....here's to you for making it to 2017!  Long Live RP!!


 folkrocker wrote:

'64 Plymouth Valiant 2-door here, slant-6 and push-button automatic parked under a shade tree with the trunk open. 8 track blaring out of those 6x9's tokin' on a number. Priceless.
 
Had Made in Japan serenade me while doing my homework back then

Image result for ed roth art

(where'd you put my Big Daddy t-shirts Jimmy? : )
 idiot_wind wrote:


Dart, Duster, Super Bee, Barracuda, etc.

8 track bolted underneath the dashboard, wires hanging down. Huge box speakers on back dashboard. No AC, Hot summers. 

 
'64 Plymouth Valiant 2-door here, slant-6 and push-button automatic parked under a shade tree with the trunk open. 8 track blaring out of those 6x9's tokin' on a number. Priceless.
Gee, after all these years, still lazy and staying in bed late  9 => 10  {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Sunny}{#Bounce}
 bitbanger wrote:

I hear you. I do remember having all 8 cylinders of the 318ci engine firing hot in my well used '68 Dart  convertible with this tune blasting away. Driving over the speed limit was obligatory!

unclehud wrote:

Hell yeah, baby: 1974, all four windows down in the Dodge Dart, Deep Purple blasting from the cassette player, hammering on the dashboard like it was a drum set, and driving WAY over the speed limit!

 

 
{#Music}
  {#Drummer}  {#Bananapiano}  {#Bananajam} {#Guitarist}
Yup my 1974 Dodge Charger flying down the highway {#Motor}
LOL

The good old days when there were a lot fewer cars on the road. I miss that car. {#Cry}
 coloradojohn wrote:
With a couple New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPAs down the hatch and the fragrant Standard Orbit atmosphere of 'Flo' in here, this sounds every bit as good to me as it did (with the average weed and crappy beers we could get our hands on) back in the late 70s!

 
Average weed and crappy beers?

Crappy beers AND crappy weed, from what I recall. And then the Israelis had to invade and occupy southern Lebanon....  there went the supply of Lebanese hashish.... sigh.   

Damn Israelis.  
 unclehud wrote:
Hell yeah, baby: 1974, all four windows down in the Dodge Dart, Deep Purple blasting from the cassette player, hammering on the dashboard like it was a drum set, and driving WAY over the speed limit!

You're lazy, you just stay in bed.
You're lazy, you just stay in bed.
You don't want no money,
You don't want no bread.
Now, why doesn't some new artist cover THIS?

 
hell yeah !  1970's rule !   usually heard  riding in my first car... 1965 Dodge Coronet 2dr, 3 speed column shifter... 8 track... probably 10w per channel... cranked it till distortion... no a/c of course... who had a/c in a car back then?  even had retread tires... best time of day to drive 4:20p


I hear you. I do remember having all 8 cylinders of the 318ci engine firing hot in my well used '68 Dart  convertible with this tune blasting away. Driving over the speed limit was obligatory!

unclehud wrote:

Hell yeah, baby: 1974, all four windows down in the Dodge Dart, Deep Purple blasting from the cassette player, hammering on the dashboard like it was a drum set, and driving WAY over the speed limit!

 


Sigh. Concentration is broken; work comes to a halt. Nothing left to do but surrender to the groove and play the air drums. 
 unclehud wrote:
Hell yeah, baby: 1974, all four windows down in the Dodge Dart, hammering on the dashboard like it was a drum set, and driving WAY over the speed limit!

 

Dart, Duster, Super Bee, Barracuda, etc.

8 track bolted underneath the dashboard, wires hanging down. Huge box speakers on back dashboard. No AC, Hot summers. 
Hell yeah, baby: 1974, all four windows down in the Dodge Dart, Deep Purple blasting from the cassette player, hammering on the dashboard like it was a drum set, and driving WAY over the speed limit!

You're lazy, you just stay in bed.
You're lazy, you just stay in bed.
You don't want no money,
You don't want no bread.
Now, why doesn't some new artist cover THIS?
 ThePoose wrote:
Organ intro rips off Garth Hudson's "Genetic Method" intro to Chest Fever.

 
Very true...
With a couple New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPAs down the hatch and the fragrant Standard Orbit atmosphere of 'Flo' in here, this sounds every bit as good to me as it did (with the average weed and crappy beers we could get our hands on) back in the late 70s!
Organ intro rips off Garth Hudson's "Genetic Method" intro to Chest Fever.
 hindsightseer wrote:

{#Yes}  Godlike

 
Yea I just realized it was a 10 vs. 8 or 9.
RIP John Lord.
Sure miss them.  Music from this old man's era.
 Bert7 wrote:
Best Deep Purple song ever....

 
{#Yes}  Godlike
This is just sooo good for workshop building..
Best Deep Purple song ever....
 idiot_wind wrote:
It's simple....this is just kick ass RnR. 

My god...why today's bands don't get this, is the mystery of our time...of the ages...of the cosmos!!!!   

 
Lots do. You're just listening to the wrong ones
It's simple....this is just kick ass RnR. 

My god...why today's bands don't get this, is the mystery of our time...of the ages...of the cosmos!!!!   
 bb_matt wrote:
Yep, lazy being the operative word. This is pretty piss poor when compared with the competition at the time. Blues mixed with some bloody terrible keyboard work. Look toward tull, or led Zep to name just two artists in this era. Compare. Realise that this is not good by any stretch. It's just nostalgia voting that rates it so high.

 
LZ - Best cover band ever!!
 bb_matt wrote:
Yep, lazy being the operative word. This is pretty piss poor when compared with the competition at the time. Blues mixed with some bloody terrible keyboard work. Look toward tull, or led Zep to name just two artists in this era. Compare. Realise that this is not good by any stretch. It's just nostalgia voting that rates it so high.

 
If it's not nostalgia voting, it's purists voting on the notes instead of the tune.
This was what the coolest kids in high school listened to, so I immediately dismissed it as crap. I really like it now though. 

Bill, you are on one helluva roll today!


 pixel-pusher wrote:
Walks rings around "Smoke on the Water"!

 
 smoke rings.. {#Dancingbanana_2}
{#Dancingbanana_2}
My first "real rock" album.  Wow!  Such a classic.
Yep, lazy being the operative word. This is pretty piss poor when compared with the competition at the time. Blues mixed with some bloody terrible keyboard work. Look toward tull, or led Zep to name just two artists in this era. Compare. Realise that this is not good by any stretch. It's just nostalgia voting that rates it so high.
Time to put the vinyl on
 pixel-pusher wrote:
Walks rings around "Smoke on the Water"!

 
True, "Smoke On The Water" was one of the weaker tunes on this album, especially given its overplay.
They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band"

Aaaaahhhhh, that's soooooo nice  : )
Fantastic for Monday morning:-)
 pixel-pusher wrote:
Walks rings around "Smoke on the Water"!

 
I concur
Bill I like very much your radio but after this masterpiece I love it!Thanks Bill!
Foot tapping awesomeness {#Bananapiano}


Thank you RP {#Bananajam}
Walks rings around "Smoke on the Water"!

This was the favorite band of all the cool kids back in high school. It took me another 30 years to appreciate the band as I had a view that anything the cool kids liked wasn’t for me.

 Yee gods but I was awkward squad as a teenager!


Un peu molle comme version, celle de  Made in Japan est vraiment meilleure !
Its been a long time since I didn't hear this masterpiece, thanks Bill! (another reason to support RP)
Awesome air guitar song, as I recall...
Not heard this Deep Purple tune before. Rocking swinging and toe tapping greatness {#Bananajam}
Awesome!!!!
I believe this was the first record album I ever bought.
Great song, one of the best by Deep Purple! Thanks! :—)
Radio Paradise ratings may not go higher than 10 BUT my new headphones do! After the song was finished, I found my socks in another cubicle. ROCK ON!!
I really should "rebuy" this album.
Amazing 
{#Lol}
Wow. So nice to hear this on RP.
Simply outstanding!
 coloradojohn wrote:
ONE OF THOSE SONGS where my buddy Mike and I would be stretched out in bean-bag chairs after high school, passing the joint and looking up at the black light posters and solar-system-mobile on his ceiling, with this thing CRANKED so loud the speakers bucked and burbled with each jam-Hammond- and bass-note, and then his mom would pull up in the driveway and we wouldn't even hear... In fact, we wouldn't hear anything but this song until she would kick-slam open the door to his room and scream at the top of her lungs, TURN THAT CRAP DOWN! I COULD HEAR IT COMING UP THE STREET! and not a word about the weed, mind you! and Mike would mumble something until she left us alone, then he'd grumble and grouse how she had such a knack for ruining such a great jam and then finally we'd get up and go out to one of our cars and try to recapture some kind of buzz... One of Deep Purple's finest jams!

 
With my old man it was always, "TURN THAT HIPPIE SHIT DOWN!! GOTDAMNED HIPPIES ANYWAY!!"

Haha! Well he didn't hate 'em as much as it sounds, he tolerated us. Being an old trombone player in his day he could dig different stuff even if it wasn't his stuff.

Like that uptight dude in the Woodstock movie complaining about 15 year old girls running around naked and, "They're all on pot!!!"  {#Eyes}

{#Roflol}
Consistently shitty lyrics from any rock band, but the greatest set of musicians. Blackmore and Lord - magnificent.
 springof63 wrote:
ROCKIN!! 1st time i've heard DP on RP anyway. Nice one.

 
Same here. What took so long?