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Shades of Nick Simper

A very interesting interview with Nick Simper from Canadian blog Music Legends published back in August, which unfortunately have received very little attention. Nick talks about the current live music scene in Britain, the story of Hush and why it turned out so different from the Billy Joe Royal’s version, the importance of Vanilla Fudge influence to the development of Deep Purple style, and many other things.

Here’s Billy Joe Royal’s Hush for comparison:

Thanks to Jason Saulnier for the interview and to purplepriest1965 for bringing it to your attention.

5 Comments to “Shades of Nick Simper”:

  1. 1
    Ron says:

    Where the hell is Rod Evans! 1980 was a long time ago…..we should bring him back to the purple family.

  2. 2
    dave_wallis says:

    Can anybody actually hear anything of that interview? The quality is more than poor.

  3. 3
    Henrik says:

    – Nick Simper always was grumpy.

  4. 4
    Ron says:

    That Metal Show should interview Nick Simper and Rod Evans. I think it would be interesting.

  5. 5
    Scoot says:

    Very good interview. Nick seems a very nice man.

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