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Nick Simper interview

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.

10 Comments to “Nick Simper interview”:

  1. 1
    Jeffs says:

    Allways thought emeretta was one of Mk1’s best songs. This is a great version and Nick can still play!

  2. 2
    solitair says:

    Yes, he can — if only the band could, too!

  3. 3
    Tracy Heyder says:

    I get no sound

  4. 4
    stoffer says:

    Good version of this song, don’t care much for the singers antics!

  5. 5
    Danny says:

    Nice to see Nick Simper playing live. I thought the singer sang well although she (or he…and I am being generous) could leave the silly dance moves and the 1980’s getup in the closet.

  6. 6
    Nero says:

    Saw this tune earlier on YouTube and several pictures are available on Google. A pitty that this man is no longer on a big stage. But it makes me happy to see Nick Simper still having fun,… even though he’s nowadays outrated by more succesfull members of DP. But,… it you take the time to buy the (now double) Fandango albums,… you’ll miss a few song but discover a man with talent. And a band where the bass was a major instrument,… something he plays,… not a background rythm.

    Simpers “Rocky Road Blues” is one of my alltime favorite tunes, para tatataaa dudum, (repeat)… and several other song of his two Fandango albums are still on my MP3 player.

  7. 7
    The Cat That Sleeps says:

    Great! And have to agree about Fandango, two great albums. So is Quatermass II and was Warhorse.
    Anyone could ask Jon Lord or ian Paice how they feel when they look at themselves in the mirror when they remember how jerk they were on the way to fire Simper and Evans?

  8. 8
    Jeogger Matthews says:

    Can somebody ask Nick… where is Rod???

  9. 9
    Jerry says:

    Rod is somewhere in Northern California. I got that from former roadie Ian Hansford. As far as I am aware neither he nor Nick know exactly where, but then again does it matter as he has left the music business behind him.

  10. 10
    Nero says:

    Oh yes it does.
    If anyone sees Evans,… tell him that we haven’t forgotten about him. He’s part of ourt history. So yes,… it matters to me.

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