The Lassos are a country group from Groningen (the best country music in the world is made in the North. Of the Netherlands, that is), consisting of among others, Emiel Hoving on guitar and Lex Koopman on vocals. They gig regularly in the north of the Netherlands, making a bit more money than the Hooded Crow does. They aren't really Deep Purple fans but recorded their version of Smoke on the Water when they had some studio time left.
This song was originally written recorded in Montreux, Switzerland in 1971 by the Mark II line up Deep Purple featuring Ritchie Blackmore (guitars), Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), and Ian Paice (drums). The track is available on the album Machine Head released in 1972. This is perhaps Deep Purple's most famous song to date, the riff being one of the first things most guitarists learn when they start. The lyrics depict the circumstances surrounding the recording of this song.
We all came out to Montreux On the Lake Geneva shoreline To make records with a mobile We didn't have much time Frank Zappa and the Mothers Were at the best place around But some stupid with a flare gun Burned the place to the ground Smoke on the water, fire in the sky They burned down the gambling house It died with an awful sound Funky Claude was running in and out Pulling kids out the ground When it all was over We had to find another place But Swiss time was running out It seemed that we would lose the race Smoke on the water, fire in the sky We ended up at the Grand Hotel It was empty cold and bare But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside Making our music there With a few red lights and a few old beds We make a place to sweat No matter what we get out of this I know we'll never forget Smoke on the water, fire in the sky