Smoke one the Toilets
Smoke one the toilets is a song of the British rock group Deep Purple. It evokes the fire of the casino of Montreux which took place on December 4th, 1971 during a service of Frank Zappa at the time of the jazz festival of Montreux.
According to the words, it would be a spectator of the concert which would have put fire. The title, which means “smoked on water”, refers to the proximity between the casino and the Lac Léman. Funky Claude refers to the organizer of the festival, Claude Nobs.
This song was later Reprise again by the Swedish guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh, on its album has road less travelled . Pat Boone also took it again for its album In has Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy .
Zappa is deceased day for day 22 years after the fire.
Interview of Swiss Info at the time of last the passage has Montreux de Deep Purple
swissinfo: 1971, it is the year of the fire of the casino and the recording of the album “Head Machine”. Give me an image which remains you of this moment.
I.G.: In fact, with the time which passes, the visual elements - smoke, fire, fear - remain present, but what is strongest, it is the memory of the last day of recording, with the “Large Hotel”.
Martin Birch, our manager, said to us: 'I have a bad news: we miss seven minutes of material. And it does not remain us which 24 hours. Then he proposed that one listens to the catches that one had made the 1st day, for the soundcheck. And in it, there were the bases of what was going to become “Smoke one the Water”. Roger Glover, the bass player, proposed that one writes words on what one had just lived… This moment was the conclusion of the most dramatic recording which ever took place!
- Text of the French song
- Deep Purple on Metalorgie.com
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