Songs

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(You're) My World
A Cool New Way

I used a very small amp in its first stages of construction, a prot...

A Love Eternal

This is like 'Ten Words' in that we had lots of guitars that turned...

A Piece of Liquid
A Train of Angels
A Twist in the Tale

The Battle Rages On (1993)

All Alone
Always with me, Always with you

From the 20th Anniversary CD:
A love song, a song of remembra...

Andulasia
Another Girl Another Planet
Anya

The Battle Rages On (1993)

Anyone's Daughter

Fireball (1971)

Asik Vaysel
Attack
Avenida Revolucion

Ayako
Back to Shalla-Bal
Bamboo
Banana Mango

Re-released on Time Machine

Banana Mango II
Baroque
Bass Solo - Stu Hamm
Beat of the Night
Belly Dancer
Big Bad Moon

From the Anthology:
BIG BAD MOON: This song came to me as I w...

Bitten by the Wolf

Black Night

single - June 1970

Borg Sex

From the Anthology CD:
BORG...

Both Sides Now
Brother John
Can't Slow Down
Ceremony

From the Crystal Planet World Premier...

Champagne?
Child in Time

Deep Purple in Rock (1970)

Chords of Life
Circles

To me, this was a new way to write a play a melody with harmony, an...

Clouds Race Across The Sky

From the Anthology CD:
CLOU...

Come On Baby
Cool #9

From the Anthology:
COOL #9: I was thinking at Maynard Fergus...

Country Music (A Night in Hell)
Crazy
Crowd Chant

This one is really in your face, without too much melody. Ninety-se...

Cruisin the Strip
Crushing Day

From the 20th Anniversary CD:
Written about trying to get thr...

Cryin'
Crystal Planet

From the Anthology CD:
CRYS...

Day at the Beach (New Rays from an Ancient Sun)
Devil's Slide

From the Anthology CD:
DEVI...

Diddle-Y-A-Doo-Dat
Dog with Crown and Earring
Down the Drain

Down, Down, Down

From the Anthology:
DOWN, DOWN, DOWN: Sometimes things get so...

Dr Gradus Ad Parnasum
Dreaming #11

Re-released on Time Machine

Driving at Night
Drum Solo - Gregg Bissonette
Drum Solo - Ian Paice
Drum Solo - Jonathon Mover
Dweller on the Threshold
Echo

Friends of my family lost their first child to be, and named their ...

Ellipsis
Engines of Creation
Fireball
Flavor Crystal 7
Flow My Tears
Flying in a Blue Dream

From the Anthology:
FLYING IN A BLUE DREAM: Having dreams whe...

Foxey Lady
Friends

From the Anthology:
FRIENDS: One day I found myself looking t...

Future in the Past

Get it Up

Ghosts

iTunes exclusive track

Gnaahh
Guitar Solo - Joe
Guitarist April 1998 Track
Hands in the Air
Hang on L.A.
Headless
Highway Star

Machine Head 1972

Hill Groove
Hill of the Skull

After reading a book by Kahlil Gibran I was inspired to write this ...

Home
Hordes of Locusts
House Full of Bullets
Hush
I am Become Death

Re-released on Time Machine

I Believe

From the Anthology:
I BELIEVE: A friend of ours, I think Nunu...

I Just Wanna Rock
I Like the Rain
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

Dougherty, Reynolds, Nieberg

Ice 9

As I write this, it’s all over the news: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. has ju...

If
If I Could Fly

If I Could Fly isn’t just any song. It’s a composition Joe had ...

Into the Light
Is There Love in Space?
It Takes More
It's So Good

It was exciting to craft this one because there are layers of guita...

Just Like Lightnin'

I was thinking I'd 'Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee' an...

Just Look Up
Keyboard Solo - John Lord
Killer Bee Bop
Knocking at your Backdoor

Perfect Strangers (1984)

La Grange

"La Grange" is a song by the rock group ZZ Top from their album Tre...

Lazy
Learning to Fall

Lifestyle
Lights of Heaven
Little Red Book
Little Wing

"Little Wing" is a song written by Jimi Hendrix. He first recorded ...

Look My Way
Lords of Karma

This song took 12 years to write. I remember being 19 years old, si...

Love and Rock and Roll
Love Thing

From the Anthology CD:
LOVE...

Luminous Flesh Giants
Made of Tears

The title comes from a line in my favourite Velvet underground song...

Maybe I'm a Leo

Machine Head (1972)

Memories
Midnight

This song started out as a piece of music written in the Baroque st...

Mind Storm

From the Anthology CD:
MIND...

Moonlight Sonata
Moroccan Sunset
Motorcycle Driver
Mountain Song
Movin' On

Focused on tone and forward movement, I recorded this song to captu...

Musterion
My Kinda Girl

Never and After
New Blues
New Day
New Last Jam
Not of this Earth

From the Anthology CD:
NOT ...

OH YEAH
OH YEAH!

Okay to Cry
One Big Rush
One Robot's Dream

(No Liner Notes)

Oriental Melody
Out Of The Sunrise
Outrider
Overdriver
Paint it Black
Paint You a Picture
Pastures of Green
Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers (1984)

Pictures of Home

Machine Head (1972)

Power Cosmic
Privilege
Professor Satchafunkilus
Progression
Psycho Monkey
Radio Free Albemuth
Ramshackle Man

Album: The Battle Rages On

Raspberry Jam Delta-V

From the Anthology CD:
RASP...

Redshift Riders

In the future could time/space travelers take advantage of the cosm...

Revelation
Ride
Rockin' in the Free World

"Rockin' in the Free World" is a song by Neil Young, released on hi...

Rubina

From the Anthology CD:
RUBI...

Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness
S.M.F.
Satch Boogie

From the 20th Anniversary CD:
I wrote “Satch Boogie” whil...

Saying Goodbye

Re-released on Time Machine

Searching
Secret Prayer
Seven String
Sexually Active
Sexy Little Thing

Silent Night, Holy Night
Simple Dreams
Sittin' 'Round
Sleep Walk
Slick

From the Anthology CD:
This...

Slow and Easy
Slow Down Blues
Smoke on the Water

Machine Head (1972)

Soap on a Rope

Solitaire
Space Truckin'

Machine Head (1972)

Speed King
Speed of Light
Starry Night

From the Anthology CD:
STAR...

Strange
Summer Song

From the Anthology:
SUMMER SONG: David Counter, a friend and ...

Super Colossal

Sound carries its own message, so I was fooling around with some un...

Super Dose
Surfing with the Alien

From the 20th anniversary edition:
Wouldn't it be cool to tak...

Talk To Me

This song was never officially re-released. Apparently the tape has...

Tears in the Rain
Ten Words

This is the only song on the album that goes back a ways. I wrote i...

The Battle Rages on

The Battle Rages On (1993)

The Bells of Lal (Part One)
The Bells of Lal (Part Two)
The Crush of Love

From the Anthology:
THE CRUSH OF LOVE: One night I'm home alo...

The Eight Steps

From the Anthology CD:
In m...

The Enigmatic
The Extremist

From the Anthology:
THE EXTREMIST: This started out as an ide...

The Feeling
The Forgotten (Part One)
The Forgotten (Part Two)
The Headless Horseman
The Journey
The Meaning of Love

I started with the rhythm part on guitar. Then I thought, 'Boy, if ...

The Mighty Turtle Head
The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing

From the Anthology:
THE MYSTICAL POTATO HEAO GROOVE THING: Th...

The Phone Call
The Power Cosmic 2000-Part 1
The Power Cosmic 2000-Part 2
The Snake
The Souls of Distortion
The Traveler
Theme for a Strange World

This song is about feeling detached from reality, but going right a...

Thinking of You
Time
Time Machine

From the Anthology:
TIME MACHINE: Eight thousand feet above s...

Too High
Trundrumbalind
Turkey Man
Turnin' Left

Two Days Old
Two of a Kind
Until We Say Goodbye

From the Anthology CD:
UNTI...

Up in Flames
Up in the Sky

"It was another one of these songs where I was thinking about chang...

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" is the last track on the third and f...

War
What Breaks a Heart
When a Blind Man Cries
Why

From the Anthology:
WHY: Questions on top of questions, that'...

Wild in Love with You
With Jupiter in Mind
Woman from Tokyo
Woodstock Jam
Worst Job I Ever Had
You Saved My Life
Z.Z.'s Song