You know, I never considered myself to be a huge rock fan. In fact, when I did listen to rock, I gravitated more towards soft rock. However “Smoke On The Water” released by Deep Purple, was one of the few heavy rock songs I thought was badass back in the day. Now, Deep Purple does mostly a lot of hard rock and heavy metal music, so this wouldn’t be the group you’d normally catch me listening too. “Smoke On The Water” was almost like listening to both Kiss and Led Zeppelin as one. There’s both a rock and somewhat disco element to the song that somehow worked for me! It peaked at #4 on the Top 100 Charts. Deep Purple is from England, and as far as I can tell they’re still performing. The band has gone through many incarnations, and now exist with entirely new faces compared to 40 years ago.