Ritchie Blackmore slates new Stratocasters, ‘Made In Japan’ and guitarists who play Gibsons…

“with a Gibson nobody has an identity…”

“I think both of them as live LPs are rubbish…”

“I didn’t like it. I like proper classical…that album was just a compromise…”

“Rainbow On Stage…that was dire when we did it…”

“they’re so badly made it’s disgusting…”

“jazz players…it’s musical snobbery really…”

“I hate to do rhythm tracks, they bore me silly.”

Ritchie Blackmore interviewed in 1978 for the September edition of US magazine ‘Guitar Player’, making some controversial and stimulating statements…as you’d expect really!

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