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Buried in books

Roger Glover, Dortmund, June 10, 2009; Photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Roger Glover writes about what’s been on his reading list recently in the new installment of Road Life:

Yet another story about the road, I hear you say. Is this guy obsessed or what? I suppose I am. The thing is, there will always be road stories because the road goes on forever. It’s not a place – it’s a way of life. It’s not a destination – it’s a journey, an odyssey, a means of discovery. You don’t ever really want to reach the end of it because then it’s all over. Arriving at somewhere is not the objective, getting there is what is important. Street, lane, boulevard, avenue… none of those words conjure up the mysterious images associated with the word “road”.

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9 Comments to “Buried in books”:

  1. 1
    HardRockPete says:

    Glover, man of the earth! He’s a great guy and a great musician! Good luck in the new year, Glover:-)

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe we now know what to expext for the lyrics of the new album.

  3. 3
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I don’t get that vibe much from reading this. ‘Maybe’is the best way to word that, good idea. You do know they’re still using ideas from as far back as the 80’s, right? Ted The Mechanic and Jack Ruby were both Blackmore era ideas, saved for a more musically flexible situation.(not saying that means they turned out any better) I think the more we tend to speculate the more disappointed we will possibly be. Waiting for a new album from this lot can stunt one’s growth, especially when there is a lot out there not to be missed for ‘flexible’ music fans. I stopped doing that a few years ago and I think I grew a few notches in heighth. Your progress may vary.

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I will not be dissappointed that easily anymore.

    That reflex vanished after 2006.

    One can always be open for surprises though. Which I really hope for.
    I m not a miserable sod who likes to see them do a bad album again.

    Ted was kinda cool, Jack Ruby and loads of others were throwaways IMHO.

    “Flexible music fans” .

    Always that demeaning suggestion that some are very limited, just based on what is written on THS.

    Be flexible and realise people here do not always write down everything they like.
    Including me btw.

    I must admit I am one of those that cant get enough opf certain stuff.

    Today I had a really good time AGAIN with Boston 1973.

    If I were NOT flexible I d not have adopted 3 new cats.

    They have to eat.

    The times I spend everything on DP is over.

    I broke my promise regarding the names.
    I hop I didnot promised to eat something ugly if I would. : {

  5. 5
    T says:

    Re: #3

    Spot on.

  6. 6
    Bo says:

    Also I must admit (and I HATE it BIG time) that #3 is spot on.

  7. 7
    Bill The Wizard Pierce says:

    Roger is such an intellectual, spends a lot of time expanding his mind! But a lot of energy is lost if you do not put the intellect to good use! The band has to be aware of their fans expectations, but continue to tour! Why they don’t put these energies together and focus on the Band and what makes a band expand their horizons? Time to write some music, and get Martin Birch back to twist a few knobs. I really think that they can still produce the goods, but taking the time to do something, Roger needs to flex his muscles and write!! Cheers

  8. 8
    Annemie says:

    I think Roger like to entertain himself with the lyrics of the banknotes instead of the ones dedicated to music.
    And I believe, so does the rest of them
    And if not…GIVE US PROOF !!!

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 8

    Hi solo album is coming out.

    And he also improved his stage act .
    I ve read he now walks like Angus Young. : )
    Btw, wasnt it Chuck Berry that invented that?

    And his bassplaying surely improved over the years.

    RB was always confusing :
    Advising Roger to study harder on the bass, believing he could do so much better.
    On the other hand from day one in RAINBOW asking Craig Gruber to play more like old Rog!!!!!

    Some find Glenn a better player but I understand that DP did not really need that with already 3 very versatile instrumentalists.

    I mean, it becomes very tiresome to listen to all that busy bassplaying.
    A bit like listening to Yngwie, great stuff but too much for listening the whole day through.

    Paicey and Roger were a great rhythymsection.
    Glenn and Paicey combined was abit too much for me.
    But appearantly loads of people like freaky jazzrock so they are into that, Bolin, Morse, and so on.

    Blackmore plays a lot but at the same time is very good in economising his playing.

    Sometimes less is more.

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