Montreux: Fire!

Exclusive pictures of the remainings of the Montreux Casino taken on the next day of the fire (december 1971) at montreuxmusic.com; with comments by the Deep Purple and FZ, plus 2 videos. Found on the Idiot Bastard’s page.

4 Responses to “Montreux: Fire!”

  1. mild mannered moggio says:

    Thanks for that – pretty interesting stuff. I think I read Frank’s take on the events a long time ago, so most of this seemed new to me just now. I don’t know if I believe Blackmore’s story though…but we’ll likely never know exactly what happened.

  2. gnarly artly says:

    The Swiss Cheese/ Fire! boot was recorded as it happened. You can hear FZ telling the crowd to leave the building and remain calm as the taper is walking out with the crowd. Nobody panics, it’s really quite amazing. Although I’m sure as the fire progressed things got a little tense…

  3. Alex says:

    I was thinking it’s a little weird how calm everyone is.

    “Whoa! Fire!”

    Musically one of my favorite BTB’s, which is odd since I’m not a huge Flo and Eddie fan. I also dig Tengo Na Minchia Tanta.

  4. Alex says:

    The BOOT, not that dreadful song on the Uncle Meat CD.

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