Song of the Day

…in a live version with an unusual intro (watch in HD on YouTube):

Well, it was the 40th anniversary of the Montreux Jazz Festival… Why song of the day? Because it was on 4 Dec 1971 that the Montreux casino burned down, an this was what inspired Deep Purple to write Smoke On The Water.

For this occasion, they also had neon letters and the famous chords on the wall beneath the marché couvert in 2006 – when I was there for the Freddie Mercury memorial day, my old small camera, however, wasn’t able to make a proper photo (which I unfortunately noticed too late):

Smoke On The Water

Someone got a better photo on Flickr.


  1. T

    Dein Beispiel ist auch ganz schön schwierig. Die Plugins können auch nur was machen, wenn die Verwacklung in eine Richtung geht, was hier ja nicht der Fall ist. Aber du hast ja jetzt auf Flickr eine tolle Alternative zu deinem Foto gefunden :-)
    Viele Grüße

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