Paice Ashton Lord Biography (Wikipedia)
Paice Ashton Lord was a British rhythm and blues, funk-soul, rock band founded in 1977. After the break-up of Deep Purple in 1976. Ian Paice and Jon Lord, Deep Purple's drummer and keyboardist, joined Tony Ashton, a British keyboardist and singer, for this project. The band was completed with Bernie Marsden on electric guitar and Paul Martinez on bass guitar.
Lord had joined Ashton previously to record the album First of the Big Bands in 1974. There was a BBC Radio Live in Concert recording of this event that year. Ashton also collaborated on Lord's Gemini Suite project in 1971, in which he sang lead vocals on one song. He took part in more of Lord's solo works and also in some of Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover's solo projects.
The band released their first album Malice in Wonderland in 1977. Despite some critical appreciation, the album was not a great success. A second album was planned but never released.
"Lifespan" is a video made of the band recording the album in the studio. In the video the band members explain the inspirations behind and meanings of some of the songs. A live DVD was released in 2006.
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