Five from Rainbow – this’ll rock your socks off!

Yes, it’s time for another foray into music, and this time it’s rock, real rock, even metal. But this metal is from the late 70s early 80s. I’m talking Ritchie Blackmore and Rainbow. This band had great lead vocalists in Joe Lynn Turner, Ronnie James Dio, and Graeme Bonnet; their songs had great bass guitar work, good melodies and drumming by the great Cozy Powell (sadly missed now). They felt a little sleazy, but no worries there – they were a metal band in the 70s. What else would you expect? Rainbow are on the bands that define what heavy metal really should be. So what are the five songs?  In no particular order

  1. All Night Long – yeah, the bass drives this song along, the lyrics are, well, all about shagging groupie’s unless I’m mistaken, and the vocals by Graeme Bonnet are sublime and he looks rally cool in the video – at least I reckon he does
  2. I Surrender – more classic rock, this time with Joe Lynn Turner behind the microphone.
  3. Since You Been Gone – this was the mega hit for Rainbow. Graeme Bonnet again at the helm.
  4. Kill the King – here we are in 1977, with Ronnie James Dio singing his heart out.
  5. Catch the Rainbow –a bit more mellow, with Dio again.


About George Fripley
I am a writer who enjoys writing humour, satire, poetry and sometimes a bit of philosophy. I live in Perth, Western Australia and occasionally get a poem or article published. It's all good fun! I have two books available for unwary readers, Grudges, Rumours and Drama Queens- The Civil Servant's Manual (This contains all that anybody could ever want to know about why government runs so slowly) and More Gravy Please! - the Politician's Handbook. (available through Amazon). Real name Peter Tapsell...just started off writing under a pseudonym and kept going.

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