Bravewords has a Martin Popoff’s interview with Nick Simper (with contributions from Mick Underwood). Simper talks about his current projects — The Good Old Boys, Purple Mk1 shows with Nasty Habits, and the old days. Although no groundbreaking revelations there, Nick is not being inertviewed too often these days, so it’s an interesting read:
Jon Lord came up to me one day when we were working with a band called THE FLOWERPOT MEN, who were an enormously big outfit at the time, and he said, ‘Would you give all this up, all the money, to do your own thing?’ And I said, ‘Yes, you bet your life I would!’ (laughs). We went from sort of, well, we were earning hilarious money for the time, and we went to about 10% of that to start Deep Purple, but it was worth it.
Read the rest at bravewords.com.
The video above is from the Nick Simper and Nasty Habits gig, Club Reigen, Vienna, Austria, May 27 2008.
Thanks to Mike Garrett for the info.