Deep Purple rocked the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday night.
Deep Purple rocked the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday night. Dan Gulson - www.the80s.com.au

Concert review: Deep Purple and Journey

IF THIS review seems to be written by someone down to their last reserves of energy, it's because Deep Purple took my brain out for a mind-bending spin through time without any regard to its need for occasional breaks from fierce, unyielding sound.

In fact, somewhere in the middle of Space Trucking, a piercing wave swept right through my prefrontal cortex, almost knocking me out cold.

Since feeling unsteady and on the brink of collapse seems to be part of the rock 'n' roll experience, I must conclude I experienced quite the show at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday night.

It began with Journey, the big-sound American band that's experienced a revival thanks to its links with TV show Glee.

Certainly, its opener Any Way You Want It grabbed the attention of the younger audience members (and, no doubt, diehard Caddyshack fans).

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