Machine Head is Deep Purple’s magnum opus. It is a collection of hard rock classics that helped to define the genre.
The album is driven by the twin guitar attack of Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord, and it features Ian Gillan’s powerful vocals at their best.
The album is notable for its opening track, “Highway Star,” which is one of the most iconic rock songs of all time. The song is a fast-paced rocker with a catchy riff and a sing-along chorus. It is the perfect introduction to the album and to Deep Purple’s sound.
Other highlights from the album include “Smoke on the Water,” “Space Truckin’,” and “Lazy.” These songs are all classic Deep Purple, with hard-driving riffs, catchy melodies, and Gillan’s trademark vocals.
Machine Head is a classic album that still sounds great today.