Highway Star is one of the most famous pieces of the English rock group Deep Purple. He dissociates himself by a long solo of guitar (classified eighth better solo guitar of all times) and of Orgue Hammond.
Highway Star is regarded as one of the first examples of Speed metal, - it leaves in the album '' Machine Head '' appeared in 1972.
HistoryThe title was born in a bus from round in 1971 when a journalist with requested from the group how they composed their songs. For example, the guitarist Ritchie Blackmore took a accoustic guitar and to start to play a front which was consisted of simple a " sol" repeated in loop, while the singer Ian Gillan improvised words over. The song was refined and was played the same evening.
- an instrumental version was used in the play Rock Roll Racing of Silicon and Synapse.
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