I am, however, beginning to suspect that someone, somewhere in the management structure of my current employer is a Deep Purple fan and is also familiar with this little gem.
I also suspect that he/she applies the same principles to objectives.
"Everything is more important than everything else."
Whilst this works as a great remark in terms of music, the important part, the bit that really makes the whole statement a thing of beauty, is its inherent irony. I'm sure that even in the drug & alcohol fuelled 70s Mr Gillan was aware of the Escher-like qualities of his request and wasn't expecting the erstwhile sound guy to actually be able to deliver.
Hopefully when I take the metaphorical approach of just turning everything up to eleven they'll be satisfied and we can all go for a pint of Watney's Red Barrel.