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Deep Purple — Highway Star
Album: Machine Head
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Released: 1972
Length: 6:04
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Nobody gonna take my car
I'm gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car
It's gonna break the speed of sound
Oooh it's a killing machine
It's got everything
Like a driving power big fat tyres
And everything

I love it and I need it
I bleed it yeah it's a wild hurricane
Alright hold tight
I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my girl
I'm gonna keep her to the end
Nobody gonna have my girl
She stays close on every bend
Oooh she's a killing machine
She's got everything
Like a moving mouth body control
And everything

I love her I need her
I seed her
Yeah she turns me on
Alright hold tight
I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my head
I got speed inside my brain
Nobody gonna steal my head
Now that I'm on the road again
Oooh I'm in heaven again I've got everything
Like a moving ground throttle control
And everything

I love it and I need it
I seed it
Eight cylinders all mine
Alright hold tight
I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my car
I'm gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car
It's gonna break the speed of sound
Oooh it's a killing machine
It's got everything
Like a driving power big
Fat tyres and everything

I love it and I need it
I bleed it
Yeah it's a wild hurricane
Alright hold tight
I'm a highway star
I'm a highway star
I'm a highway star
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Thanks for playing Deep Purple. There could be more. Great song but I prefer the live version from made in Japan. Brilliant energy. What a great live band they were.
 emmo_radio wrote:
stands up surprisingly well. haven't heard it in years and it still rocks all the way...
 
If it surprises you it means you should get out more, do some fun things...  listen to some Lemmy songs!
Any fans of The Expanse? 

Highway Star (Belter version)

Not quite as fierce as the original (or especially the Made In Japan live version), but it was a great scene in the TV show.
This tune was part of the opening set for my cover band Highway Star. The keyboard player was the only pro having recorded and toured with a couple of bands from Nashville. Somehow I became co-musical director having attended Berklee.
Took my best shot on Bass. Most musical fun one can probably have. 
Lyrically, it is a head scratcher.
 Crank it!
Everyone is crazy about DP, but for me they are just noise. And I like noise. But not DP.
stands up surprisingly well. haven't heard it in years and it still rocks all the way...
 igor wrote:
That guitar solo!
 

Still one of my all time favs
knowing that one from the made in Japan Album.... thats where i find Richie playin it the most precise way...   absolute cult !!
The second concert I ever saw, in a venue that is now a Native American casino in Niagara Falls.

Perfect strangers "reunion" tour.  Glad I saw them when I did.  There was no one who had to carry the vocals back in the late 80s.  Good Comment!
Thanks RP for this song ! Probably the first time I have heard it on the radio ... though I heard it a lot on my tape player in my lousy Opel Corsa back in the nineties. French radios only play bad Johnny Hallyday songs ... at best. Fortunately It's possible yo hear great RP via internet nowadays
Made. In. Japan. Version.

Please......
About ten years ago, I was taking to this older guy next to me - nice guy - knew a lot about music. Karaoke time started and after a while he got up and did Highway Star - perfectly - I mean indistinguishably perfectly. Turns out he was a touring musician/singer with DP responsible to 'carry the vocals' at times shall we say. 
That guitar solo!