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Australian tour interviews roll in

“it never started with a successful television appearance or a front page on a newspaper. It started in the clubs in the back streets of a local town somewhere, whether that was Liverpool or Manchester or Seattle or Sydney.”

Australian site the Brag conducted an interview with Ian Gillan last November which has now been published here

Also appearing recently was this audio interview with Roger Glover for the 4BC Drive show.

thanks to Yvonne Osthausen and the Official Ian Gillan Facebook page….

15 Comments to “Australian tour interviews roll in”:

  1. 1
    Scott says:

    Good set of interviews. The only quibble I have is with the Roger interview in which the interviewer describes Roger as a founding member of Deep Purple. Tsk Tsk Tsk

  2. 2
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    A couple of things. I didn’t listen to the Glover interview, but I did read the intro on the page and was immediately startled by the fact that they named Roger as the founding member of Purple and the one responsible foe the ‘Smoke on the Water’ riff. I can’t wait to hear the actual interview from this moron……

    As for the Gillan interview, I totally agree with his assessment of the EU. All of these countries that have sold their soul to join in and answer to one hierarchy and become dependant on said hierarchy for their well being are facing what they deserve…..failure. His remarks about not caring about being known or not regarding their music is contrary to his well publicized complaint to the contrary even to the point of putting out a song “MTV” pointing out the fact that they aren’t given credit for doing new stuff and being labeled a ‘classic radio band’. Plus his remarks about being ‘underground’…“What we do is underground, it always has been. And it’s not unusual, it’s not just us: it’s every other band that ever existed and that ever made waves – it never started with a successful television appearance or a front page on a newspaper. It started in the clubs in the back streets of a local town somewhere, whether that was Liverpool or Manchester or Seattle or Sydney.” Yeah, it’s underground because they didn’t hire proper management and the lack of proper promotion contributes to that. Hell, underground? How about non-existent. It’s hard to swallow such contradiction between ‘being ok with it’ when for a long time there has been so much stated to the contrary. Interviews are cool to read, but after you read a few, you wind up realizing they are like the weather in Tennessee. Just when you think you are comfortable with it, it changes.


  3. 3
    Gergely says:

    Dear Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder,
    “putting out a song “MTV” pointing out the fact that they aren’t given credit for doing new stuff and being labeled a ‘classic radio band”
    With all due respect and all my love for DP and their music, no wonder they are marked as a classic rock (or as you write: radio) band. How many “new” songs have you heard on their tours after 1996? They play nearly nothing from the Morse era (which has been going on now longer than the Blackmore era!) although they have put out decent to bloody excellent records and still, on the last tour, in spite of enjoying immensly seeing and hearing them play excellent concerts, I think it is a crying shame that they completely ignore anything after The Battle Rages On (Except the Well Dressed Guitar and Contact Lost and sometimes “Sometimes…”) and play songs only from 4 albums.
    With such fantastic musicianship and creative talent it’s a shame and I hope they will rethink the set list at least for the forthcoming tour.

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    ” Founding member of Deep Purple and the man behind one of the world’s most famous riffs, Roger Glover”

    Excuse me?!

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Btw, I see again that some censoring still goes on.

    Last time I wrote a reply to Andrej in which I ventilated some polititical opinions as well it was deleted completely.

    The only difference was that mine was wayyyyyy longer.
    Yep, I was too lazy to edit it after writing it.
    But it also included the usual musical and other subjects.

    I dont know if theidea of the EU is intrinsically wrong or not.
    I also see a lot of bad stuff going on, but from the beginning I felt they had a point in doing it.

    After all, if you re divided you can never fully play on a field with bigger entities.
    And seeing those emerging powerstates like China, Brasil and India it seemed logical to strive for something like………The United States Of Europe.
    What would have become of America if they had not joined forces?

    What annoys me the most is that they are often not being honest about their agenda.
    They still, because large chunks of these nations are still very critical or unwilling, try to sell that they are NOT striving for a political union.
    Which is inevitable by now.

    Another thing I truly despise is the bragging about our so called democratic states.

    In Holland certain political fractions for decades pleaded for referenda, but deny people the right to have it the moment voters seem inclined not to vote as those parties wish.

    Even after that nonsense intro I will now listen to the interview with Roger.

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Ok, let the petition begin :

    Who wants SUN GOES DOWN on the setlist?

    I also wish to appear :

    The Purpendicular Waltz
    Hey Cisco

    Rosa’s cantina
    I m not your lover

    Doing it tonight
    King of dreams
    Place in line
    And the adress
    House of pain
    7th Heaven

    Twist In The Tale or Dead or alive
    The Unwritten Law
    Bad Attitude

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

    Gergely @3:

    Yes you are correct regarding the fact that they rely on the old standards and ignore the present stuff live. That is part of my gripe towards the interview. Big Ian has been whining about it on one side, then he states big hits and notoriety doesn’t matter, then writes a song which again is a direct complaint towards the industry not paying any attention to them beyond the 70’s period, yet they continually load their setlist with that era songs live while ignoring the media in promotion of their present era material. ‘Clearly Quite Absurd’.


  8. 8
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    You know I will lead the charge on your petition Priest. I have been asking for that one since it was released. I even got to ask Roger Glover personally at a Meet & Greet about it expressing how it would really be a great tune to take off on and play with. His response at the time was that “some songs just don’t work well live”. He also said that it requires back-up vocals and they don’t do that…. I did respond with a rebuttal though and he then stated, “you never know what we might play though”. That conversation was in San Antonio, Tx. in 2004……(see my review)

    Well it’s been 9 years since and one thing is for sure…..we know they haven’t played ‘Sun Goes Down’.


  9. 9
    Andrey Barabanshchikov says:

    To Purplepriest1965.
    You’re right – Sun Goes Down is a killer track so are Silver Tongue and Picture Of Innocence and I Got Your Number. They should be (can be maybe) on the list as well as Ramshackle Man, Nobody’s Home and Mean Streak, Ted the Mechanic, Clearly Quite Absurd, Wrong Man and before it’s too late please the absolute gem Before Time Began.
    The more days go rushing by the lesser time is left to keep DP legacy available for as many people as possible and not for only “underground” world. With general policy like this what we got here is a failure to communicate…
    Time has changed drastically. I personally think these changes are almost equal to a global tectonic shift. People tend to think differently, the decisions made and ideas created emerge from the Cloud or shall I say Seventh Heaven etc.
    I hate to watch the Band I love almost religiously hew the hole in their boat destined to sail forever. The only one who does better than the whole management team is Mr. Glenn Hughes who as we all know is not a bona fide DP member.
    Until they stop burring themselves the way they do it we’ll get the interviews like this. Old stories over and over again. We are underground, we don’t need proper promotion, down with magazine covers as we are beyond or above all this fuss. But still we got the album done and we want it to sell well and our management (ex Bloodsucker) are positive that album will get double platinum status with the help of 400 Twitter accounts and especially FB likes.
    Dear THS editors!
    I really appreciate what you do. Excuse my naive question. Don’t you think there must be some actions taken collectively and initiated by fan base under your aegis? Don’t you think the time has come for the band to know there are other ways to keep on moving opposite to what they do?
    Thank you.

  10. 10
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Andrey Barabanshchikov @9,

    Well said and you actually ditto most of my remarks. In the end with what you do, you get what you get. Hard to read about and hear them gripe about lack of record sales and being obscure regarding their present material when they have done everything they could do to stay out of the mainstream and spotlight. Great name for the new album….”Grin and Bear it”.


  11. 11
    OL says:

    Since we’re at it, personnal wish list of things I’ve never heard live for future shows :

    – You Keep On Moving (from a very different line up, but I keep thinking it’s very much in Morse’s vein)
    – A200 (as an opener leading to Money Talk, would be awesome)
    – Under the gun

    – Castle Full of rascals, Somebody stole my guitar, Lossen my strings, Soon Forgotten, She Was, Don’ make me Happy, Jack Ruby, Never A Word, Silver Tongue, Walk On, Clearly Quiet Absurd, Junkyard Blues… and a lot of the next album !

  12. 12
    Eric E. says:

    After seeing and enjoying at least a ten Morse era shows, I would GLADLY pay to see a Morse-era only concert instead of the same recycled thing

  13. 13
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Most true Purple fans would agree with you Eric E @12, but unfortunately the masses that attend these ‘Classic Rock’ shows only dance to the old standards and the band and their management play to their tune…..
    Man, wouldn’t be awesome to attend a show of only Morse era tunes? That would truly be ‘dangerous’ as Roger continually claims their shows to be…


  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 13

    I Can’t Dance To that : )

  15. 15
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    I’ll bet you could if it was Blackmore playing Morse Era only tunes….as if he could.


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