Picked up Deep Purple's 'Fireball' LP at the record store today.
I could really hear the influence of Blackmore on Yngwie's playing. If there are any Yngwie fans out there, you likely know his first album ever was this very one. (Kind of cool how I have been on such an Yngwie kick lately, and I just finished his autobiography 'Relentless', and lo and behold, there was 'Fireball' right in the new used bin.
Specifically on say, this song - 'Fools'. The parts in the lengthy bridge-type section where Ritchie does the violin-esque volume swells. Very sweet.
Obviously Yngwie took it to a whole new place! But cool to see his influences really shine like that, and make the connection.
Absolutely. This is a killer album, and anyone that can't see the influence on Yngwie is, well, blind.