Какова история появления сингла "Black Night"? Правда ли, что
он был записан за один час?
(Finish magazine "Rumba", No 12.1993)
"When we were made In Rock, record company insisted, that we must to do
also a single. We thought we were non-commercial and we must be taken so
seriously, so we tried to refuse: "We are an albumband, we don't want any hit-single."
Anyway record-company insisted we to make something that BBC and other radiostations
We went to studio without any inspiration and tried this and that, but
nothing seemed to work. Finally we went to lunch to pub. Of course it turned
out to uncontrolled drinking. We were in the pub until they closed and
finally we all were totally drunk.
Ritchie and I were first ones back in studio. Ritchie took his guitar and
played a riff, which sounded awfully great for me. "You did it, this is going
to be our single", I was excited, but Ritchie said "Absolutely no way, it is
'Summertime' by Ricky Nelson". With drunken stubborness I hold that idea and
finally I had my way. Background, for which we played everything that just
occurred to our minds, was ready less than hour and after that Gillan and I
did as stupid words as possible. 'Black Night' name was stolen from song by
Episode Six and then we invented funny rhymes; night, bright, right -
whatever came to our minds was allright.
Next day guys from record company get excited about the fine single we
did for them. We just told them not to be ridiculous."
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