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You let your whimsy go

Roger Glover, Quebec City, June 4, 2011; Photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Before the start of this tour Roger Glover did an interview for The Aquarian. This one is rather interesting as it digs a tad deeper than your usual tour-promotional fare.

How is the writing going? When did you start?

In March, we all convened in Spain, at a studio in Spain, up in the mountains. Quite idyllic. We spent about nine days, just jammed every day and got a whole bunch of ideas down.

And we’ll continue working on it later this year, probably—September, October—and it’ll be out next year. I can see into the future.

I hope the world doesn’t end before it comes out.

No, no, no. I know the date the world will end and it’s not the one they say. But I’m not telling you.

That’s fine. I’d rather not know anyway. Are you writing all the time still? It seems kind of strange to get together once, then tour and go back to writing. Is that just everyone’s schedule, or do you prefer to work that way?

Well, a lot of bands kind of write on the road. They actually work as a band. We don’t actually do that. We work as five individuals, most of the time, and writing sessions have to be orchestrated almost as closely as a tour. We all have to fly in somewhere, we’ve all got to stay somewhere, etc.

We all live in different parts of the world, so you can’t exactly call someone up and say, “I’ve got a few ideas, come on over tonight.” It’s got to be a different way. So writing tends to get done in small batches as far as the band’s concerned, but individually, we’re all writing all the time anyway. That’s what we do.

Read more in The Aquarian.

2 Comments to “You let your whimsy go”:

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    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Just saw Purple in Illinois (Will do a review along with pics later). Went back stage afterwards and got to speak to Roger and Don. According to Roger, they have a couple of tunes down that are “Good Ones” and a couple that “aren’t so good”, and some ideas that are being thrown around also. He stated that it was a very productive session and they should have an album put together and in the works by the end of the year. Don seemed dismayed at the lack of an album by now and is ready to do it ASAP. He also was very glad to be touring the States and seems to feel there will be More of that to come. He said thus far, the response has been terrific and he is having a ball here and looks forward to MORE of it.

    Review of the show will be coming soon. Also, ran into ‘STOFFER’. He was staying at the same Hotel and we boarded a shuttle which took us to the Festival. What were the odds of that taking place?


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    Roberto says:

    Ian Paicesaid there were many songs to work on…17 if I remember well and judging that new “good ideas” the next albumwill be killer…so, what’s the real statment?

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