The year 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary Deep Purple record Machine Head and to pay tribute, Eagle Rock Entertainment has recently released a tribute record called Re-Machined. Re-Machined brings together Hard Rock's elite, to pay tribute to this classic rock gem. Unlike many tribute records, this one features many "A" list acts from the genre, like Metallica and Iron Maiden.
The highpoints of the record, were Black Label Society's cover of Pictures of Home as well as anything Glenn Hughes was involved in. Hughes lent his monster vocals to Highway Star and Maybe I'm a Leo. Some of the tracks fall a little flat like Chickenfoot's live version of Highway Star as well as The Flaming Lips version of Smoke on the Water, but other than that, the album was a good listen. You never know how these tributes CD's will come out, because you don't know if it will be karaoke or a new interpretation of classic. There are some interpretations that hit the mark, but there are some, that come off a little stale. All in all a fun tribute record.
Bottom Line: Some A-listers covering a legendary record. Some hits and some misses, but still fun to listen to. A nice tribute, but not strong enough to shelve the original.
Standout Tracks: Pictures of Home, Maybe I'm a Leo, Space Truckin' and Smoke on the Water (Santana version)
-Ragman was hoping for more.