Making Smoke – Lessons in Creativity

AcousticIn a recent BBC poll of best guitar riffs Deep Purple‘s Smoke on The Water was only fourth. Surely some mistake.

I like Smoke not just for the riff, so maybe Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love is the best riff – it’s certainly more familiar.

Smoke on the Water has more. The words are entertaining – the story of how they were recording in Switzerland and the difficulties encountered.

And there’s more to it than that.  There are some lessons in creativity that are worth picking out as well.

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