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A songwriter that happens to play bass

Here is the second part of the interviews from the Japanese Burrn! magazine Deep Purple special, courtesy of Akemi Ono who graciously supplied us with the reverse translations. Burrn! August 2020 edition Roger Glover Interview Roger Glover considers himself very lucky. At a bass players conference, he said “If you want to move forward, find […]

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Whoosh previews

The band’s record company posted this preview today. Here’s another chance to judge the album before listening to it in its entirety. 😉

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Getting the facts straight

Ian Gillan spoke to Songfacts, explaining the lyrics for Throw my Bones and Nothing at All, before moving to “a few red lights”, “Perfect Strangers”, and “pony trekker”. Songfacts: What was the lyrical inspiration for the song “Throw My Bones”? Gillan: “Throw My Bones” is something that people did in prehistoric times to see if […]

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We’re talking about state of the art

Roger Glover was on WLVQ radio a few days ago, having another one of those “Mr Grover ‘n’ Mr Gillian” moments — speaking about Whoosh for one second, and then retelling the story behind Smoke for the umpteenth time.

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The joy of music

Japanese Burrn! magazine has a 17-page Deep Purple special in its August 2020 issue. The feature includes pictures, discography, and interviews with Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono has graciously supplied us with the reverse translation of the more interesting tidbits of the three interviews. Here is the first […]

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Listening party in Helsinki

Perfect Strangers of Finland will be hosting a Whoosh pre-release listening party tomorrow, August 4, 2020, at The Riff in Helsinki. The album will be played twice in its entirety, first round starting at 18:00 local time. Caveat: the actual listening is still contingent on the mailman delivering the album in time 😉 What: Whoosh […]

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Whoosh early reviews

Several Whoosh reviews from around the web, and they are all very, very positive. Get Ready to Rock: There’s no dip in quality; in fact just when you think there should be, track 9, three belters appears. Storming. The band do not sound like they are going to quit any time soon. Only actual physical […]

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Accidentals and dominants

Gotta Hear ’em All blog has a rather technical review of Nothing at All from the new album Whoosh. If you enjoy reading about E – D# – C# – B progressions and dominant tonic motions, you’ll enjoy this. It goes something like this: The key of the piece is predominantly E Major, with a […]

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What’s gonna happen when they’ll run out of movie titles?

Italian webzine Truemetal has a lengthy interview with Roger Glover, which was done by an obvious fan. That makes it twice as interesting for us as the usual fare from the mainstream press (even the musical mainstream press). This album is the band’s twenty-first over more than 50 years of career. I guess this is […]

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We do is what pleases us

Rock Candy magazine has Deep Purple as their cover story of issue 21 (August/September 2020). Inside is a feature promoting Whoosh that includes interviews with both Ian and Ian. Check out the opening spread (pdf). Couple of quotes from Gillan: The early days were fabulous. Everything was new and wonderful and shocking. Things got bigger […]

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