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Steve Morse in Classic Rock magazine

Steve Morse 2009. Photo: Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Steve Morse recently spoke to the Classic Rock magazine. His short interview appeared online:

We are in the sort of position where we don’t have any pressure on us. We’re not a pop act, so nobody these days expects us to sell a lot of records. So, as long as we come up with a good album to satisfy our core fans, then that’s all that matters.

Read the interview on ClassicRockMagazine.com.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

15 Comments to “Steve Morse in Classic Rock magazine”:

  1. 1
    Made in England says:

    I’m sure Steve’s comments regarding the restrictions imposed upon him by DP’s touring schedule are not meant to be resentful but can’t help feeling that the seeds of discontent are being sown. He obviously has a lot of creative potential that needs to be released and he’s not getting that opportunity within DP (4 albums in 13 years!) but the touring schedule makes it difficult for him to pursue solo projects or tour them properly….

    …and an album that will satisfy their “core” fans? I wonder who they consider their “core” fans to be and what they think will satisfy them.

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I think he meant the albums they already released……

  3. 3
    Roberto says:

    Life is made of choices…

  4. 4
    adelDP says:

    Next Album is a make or break for DP Who is going to produce it and who will come up with external material to complement the band music.
    I think there will be lots of pressure on the band and its about time they come up with a classic. Bananas album is very diverse and creative but Rapture is a very one dimentional and make up your mind about the production you either love or hate it but one thing for sure its very very loud and thats why I think they will stick with Bradford.

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    ROTD is loud?

    Must go check my ears, maybe……

    I admit I still do not own a original CD, not even the Tour Edition cause it had more to offer……
    Before you go off ranting against me……..I do own 2 vinyls of it, hehehe

    Or should I divide between production and the material, adelDP?

    To me the ROTD thing can be described as LIVE sounding but also as DEMO material alike.

    I cant explain why…….but……I like BANANAS…….

    Must be my inconsistent brain or split personality, hahaha

    Tracks like Razzle Dazzle and Girls like that bewilder me…..
    What were they thinking?!

    Still wondering when they are going to play that extended version of SUN GOES DOWN.

    In the meantime I m trying to absorb colours of Indian Summer…..
    Its wintertime though.
    Confusing world.

  6. 6
    Roberto says:


  7. 7
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Well I’ll do my best to find out something more…

    Going to Greenville, SC Friday Night to see the STEVE MORSE BAND and then Sunday to Charlotte, NC. to see Blackmore’s Night. How cool is that? 2 Shows in one weekend with Deep Purple’s Present and Past Guitarists. Steve is playing in a very quaint setting called ‘Handlers’, that I’m sure will be very ‘Meet and Greet’ Friendly. Getting there early and ordering food reserves the table right up close for the show. Check out the site and their Advert for the band…..

    Blackmore’s Night is playing in very old Theater that we saw them play last time, that was converted from an Old Church, in the old town district square. Very nice setting for a show such as BN.
    Here is the Posting on the Theater’s site….

    All this and Halloween in between. Full Garb for 2 days….hope they stocked up on the Whiskey. This warrior and his fair maiden are gonna crack some kegs…..


  8. 8
    marcinn says:

    Everyone percieves an album differently. It goes the same with art. I think his comments are with regard to new SMB offering, not DP. ‘Out Standing in Their Field’ is a very lyrical album, lots of melody there, there is no time for boredom. When you hear it for the first time and do not pay attention to what is actually happening on the record, you may never find yourself a place when you come back. But then, it is a pleasure.

    Touring schedule is what it is. I would like them to spend some more time doing ‘their’ things and in the studio as Deep Purple, but it seems they are happy when they are on the road. It does not always go with their plans and hopes, but that is how it is. Besides they have alwas been a touring band. Heaps for the new record Steve, brilliant!

  9. 9
    Rajaseudun Rambo says:

    The band has been going down slowly for at least ten years now. During that time they have made some good new music. Sometime in the next ten years it will come to an end. They’re a group of old men. They’re in no hurry to do anything. They make their living by playing alive. And in the meantime they’re probably having fun doing it. They do what they to do, and if we don’t like it, it’s not anybodys’s problem. They’ll make another album, if they will. If we don’t like it, who’s to blame? Let the guys do what they please. We all have our own lives to live. How many years do we have left?

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Have fun Tracy

    You are getting it well organised I see.

    Give my regards to John and Yoko, will ya?

    I read in the article you supplied that THEY will make another new album after the forhcoming gigs in the USA.
    Talking about work ethics!!!

    So my and some others fantasy that the Master is waiting bemused in his castle for the boys getting ready with rehearsing before he steps in……


    Another album with Barbie.

    I found ONE song of the new SM album on YouTube.

    Although its not very original and a tad Zeppelinesque…..I like Zeppelin……it was ok.
    And you know what I feel about……

    My feeling was that it sparkled more than ROTD, had a good production…..
    It sounds like he does finally what he likes.

    Maybe you can post a link to more songs of the album?

    Stormbringer comin my wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  11. 11
    james jay says:

    @9 your right, but a new album would be great. i do have to give them some credit, what other super groups made an album within the last ten years? stones? zep? a-smith—all living off their 2-3 greatest hits.

  12. 12
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Priest, I think ROTD is loud because of mastering level regulations causing white noise. I like Bananas better myself a tad, it plays more like a Purple album and less like a disco album. The disco factor comes from its flat drum mix, ploddy pace and spit shined demo approach.

  13. 13
    Woodruff P. Hoppinstopp says:

    Lets see maybe Hound dog dont be cruel now or never Deep Purple covers Elvis cd Hard rock Elvis

  14. 14
    Rajaseudun Rambo says:

    Dear Woodruff P. Hoppinstopp, actually, I think it would be great to have an album Ian Gillan doing Elvis. It would be great fun. A woop bop a lula a loop bam boom.

  15. 15
    scott says:

    when i play rapture of the deep to purple OR non purple fans, the first thing they notice is the flat sound. i was appalled when i first heard it myself. some good songs but it makes slaves and masters sound good! i do not know if a new album would be wise…

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