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On oxymorons, pigeonholes and being comfrotable

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

Roger Glover writes about his new solo album:

…Could it be a journalistic urge to put everything in an easily digestible box (please, not literally)? I guess it’s all about pigeonholes and I’m not particularly happy about being stuffed into one – it’s very dark in there. How do you describe music that is at once, blues, ballads, greens, hard rock, salads, reggae, folk, un-Purple, home-made, orchestral, spotted, funky, eccentric, naïve, moist, jazz, singer-songwriter…? Well, it’s like, um, um, you know, it’s got a bit of…. You know what I’m saying. Categorization is for retail stores, if you’re old enough to remember them. And radio, if you can remember that.

Read more on RogerGlover.com.

9 Comments to “On oxymorons, pigeonholes and being comfrotable”:

  1. 1
    Gillanfan says:

    Man he sounds pissed !

  2. 2
    jeff says:

    Love that Glover boy’s sense of humour!
    Rock on Rog 🙂

  3. 3
    Steve says:

    hi Roger,

    just want to say that man .. you are true purple …. undying energy for creating music and you always have something to offer for your fans … thanks for not being stuck up

    rock on


  4. 4
    Bo Finn Poulsen says:

    I hope everybody understands the humor of Roger. What a GREAT person. Purple without Roger. NO WAY! I’m happy that you are still going strong – and maybe even stronger than ever.

  5. 5
    StratKat (a.k.a. 'T') says:

    Just some bits and pieces of observations:

    Roger continues to mention the grammatical error in the title. The fact is, this does not matter in America where most people would say, in vernacular, “If life was easy” anyway.

    Yeah, I remember radio. I remember tubes and waiting for the thing to warm up and the funky “thump” noise when it was shut off.

    “I have an album (an old-fashioned name for a CD)…” I always will call a collection of songs an “album”, whether it be LP, CD, 3-D or whatever…

    Joe Strummer… Anyone catch the Fender Reissue? Antiqued rusted metal and road worn olive finish on a Telecaster–the only model of the type that had any kind of appeal to me. I do not like most of them. This one looked more authentic.

    Sixteen songs…wow…that’s a long ALBUM. I wish DP would do a sixteen-song-long album…

    “I am under no delusion that but for them (the band…),” Roger says, “I would not be able to easily indulge the fantasy of recording my own album. And I don’t let me forget it!” What a great admission. This is indicative of one who is genuinely thankful for the opportunity, and not just along for the ride. No disgruntled Beatle here.

    The posting by Roger has the tone of one tired of answering the same old questions. Sounds a bit like he was merely trying to set the record (no pun intended) straight on a few items.

  6. 6
    Bill says:

    just love Roger’s take on situations. But I love his musicianship more, boy I wish Coverdale could of been in the band when Glover was playing Bass. That would of been interesting at least for me anyway. Cheers

  7. 7
    The Holy Chair says:

    @ 5

    Listened to it a few minutes ago.

    Yep, thats history now.

  8. 8
    The Holy Chair says:

    Must take that back.
    Childish of me.
    And that while I can appreciate albums like this on its own merits.

    Maybe its not as good as SNAPSHOT but it certainbly seems to be intended as Part 2.
    Which is fine to me.

  9. 9
    HCTF says:

    Roger sounds like Roger. And nobody else does. He is in his own category,

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