Deep Purple

You Keep on Moving

Composed by David Coverdale / Glenn Hughes

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The stand-out track from 1976's otherwise disappointing Come Taste The Band album, "You Keep On Moving" was a sinewy six minutes that absolutely bore out bassist Glenn Hughes and newly-arrived guitarist Tommy Bolin's intentions of transforming the group into a funk-rock monster. Drifting on a positively liquid bass line, with the vocal barely floating on the surface, the song was described by drummer Ian Paice as the album's runaway classic.

"You Keep On Moving" was, everyone involved was aware, a performance that would completely alienate the majority of "Child In Time"-loving old-time Deep Purple fans. But it was also uniquely capable of introducing the band to a whole new crowd, listeners who maybe hadn't hit puberty midway through "Smoke On The Water", and who didn't share the now-departed Ritchie Blackmore's distaste for funky music. If any song on that so-benighted album indicated the true depth of promise encapsulated within the so-called Mark IV line-up, and the tragic waste of their imminent final break-up, "You Keep On Moving" was it.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Come Taste the Band 1975 EMI Music Distribution 5:19
Anthology 1985 EMI Music Distribution 5:16
The Very Best of Deep Purple [EMI 2 Disc] 1998 EMI Music Distribution 5:19
The Very Best of Deep Purple [EMI Single Disc] 1998 EMI Music Distribution 4:30
Singles Box Set 2002 EMI Music Distribution 1:23
Purple Rainbows: The Very Best Of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake And Gillan 2004
Various Artists
Universal International 4:28
Come Taste the Band/Stormbringer 2004 EMI Music Distribution 5:19
The Platinum Collection 2005 EMI Music Distribution 5:18
Singles & E.P. Anthology '68-'80 2010 EMI 4:28
A Fire in the Sky 2017 Rhino / Warner Bros.
Smoke on the Water: The Best Of EMI