Gillan - On The Rocks

Gillan - On The Rocks

Follow the angel...

No Laughing In Heaven - Bite The Bullet - No Easy Way - Thunderwood - Trouble - If You Believe Me -
On The Rocks - Vengeance - Tormes Last Stand - Smoke On The Water - New Orleans - Lucille

This CD documents an exciting yet turbulent era of Gillan's existence. Within a few days of this show, guitarist Bernie Torme had walked out of the band.

Whatever friction there may have been in the band at this time was not manifest on stage although 'On The Rocks' may be prophetically titled given the events that followed a few days after this recording on June 17 1981. With the band scheduled to fly back to the UK to record a slot in the top Of the Tops programme, Bernie Torme left. As it happened, John McCoy performed on the TOTP show with a double-neck guitar.

After Torme's departure, Gillan soldiered on for another year with replacement guitarist Janick Gers but to many fans the Mk II Gillan line-up of Ian Gillan, Colin Towns, John McCoy and Mick Underwood was the definitive version and is presented here "On The Rocks".

An informative 12-page CD booklet includes notes by More Black Than Purple fanzine editor Jerry Bloom and features rare unseen photos from the band member's personal collections.

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