Deep Purple Guitarist Says Crosby, Stills And Nash Was The Best Band After The Beatles

Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse joined Classic Rock to pick the 10 records that changed his life forever and paid his respects to Crosby, Stills & Nash despite excluding the band’s self-titled debut album from his list.

Crosby, Stills & Nash is a semi-retired supergroup that was founded by Graham Nash, David Crosby, and English singer Graham Nash. Just before Neil Young joined the band as the fourth member, the band released their self-titled debut album ‘CSN’ in 1969, the same year The Beatles released ‘Yellow Submarine.’

According to the official numbers of the Recording Industry Association of America, it’s one of the few albums that managed to be certified four-times platinum by selling more than 4M copies just in the United States. Upon its release, David Crosby won the ‘Best New Artist‘ award at the 2nd Annual Grammy Awards in 1960.

In his latest conversation with Joe Bosso of Classic Rock, Steve Morse was asked to list the ten albums that changed his life. Despite not including Crosby, Stills & Nash’s debut album, he praised the band by claiming they had the same producing quality as The Beatles. Steve also remembered the day he listened to the album after the recommendation of his friend and recalled his first reaction after finishing it.

Here is the statement of Morse in the conversation:

“I remember when it ‘CSN’ came out. I listened to all the way through, and I looked at a friend of mine and said, ‘It’s impossible to make a record this good.’ It was just so well done.

To me, there were The Beatles, and then Crosby, Stills & Nash came out, and it was like, ‘We’re at that same level of production, but it’s a totally different kind of music.'”

You can listen to the self-titled album of ‘Crosby, Stills & Nash’ below.