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.