…along with The Gun from 1968. A couple of hard to find UK original 1st pressings on the orange CBS label. The Gun is also available in a mono version. Notable for a couple of reasons; a very young Gary Moore (17 at the time) plays on Skid Row, and The Gun’s LP features a successful single release of “Race With The Devil” which was covered by female metal band Girlschool in 1980 as part of their debut album “Demolition”. The cover art for The Gun was by Roger Dean and is reputed to be his very first album cover
Purple Records and Swan Song labels were created to give the artists Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin (respectively) more artistic and creative control over their musical output. As it happened, neither artist released much (if any with regards to Led Zeppelin!) output at all on their own labels (Deep Purple actually had more singles released once they’d split up!).
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