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Bach as metal

Steve Morse did this interview during the recent visit to Georgia. He talks about his career, playing with G3, Above and Beyond, why the Y2D has a 5-position switch, Bach as metal, and many other things:

Bonus points to everybody who can figure out what Paicey is saying in the background 😉

Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.



13 Comments to “Bach as metal”:

  1. 1
    errol arias says:

    Compare this interview with Blackmore’s interview published here in this site a few days ago..

    Steve Morse is a true gentleman, decent,educated, sympathetic and pleasant. You can feel the warmth of his answers to the reporters. He is always smiling and willing to answer.

    Is not enough to compare the guitar skills of the two guitarrist (Morse vs Blackmore) , I think that the Quality as human being, as a companion for a life on the road is even more important.

    Steve has almost 20 years in DP, and no one has ever mention a problem with him.. Can anyone say the same about Ritchie?

    I’ve seen Steve alive in concert and his relation with the audience is always cordial and warm.. Blackmore even avoid the eye contact with the public.

    Yes. I Know. We all love the Ritchie’s Old-style of playing guitar, but today i am sure, it had not been for Steve, this band had already ceased to exist.

    So give honor to whom honor is due.. a big applause to Mr. Steve Morse , a great guitarrist and a Gentleman.

  2. 2
    MacGregor says:

    Couldn’t they have picked a more quieter location for an interview? I could hear more what was going down from the other tables, I couldn’t continue with trying to listen to the interview after a couple of minutes. Still, at least I know what the people at the next table are up to! Cheers.

  3. 3
    al says:

    how can you not love this guy!

  4. 4
    Dave Smale says:

    Much as I love the Ritchie Blackmore era & all he did in the band (or didn’t do), I think the message by Errol Arias in this thread is 100% spot on.

  5. 5
    Mattia says:

    Come on guys,even if Blackmore is not so lovely with people that s not meaning he s a bad person.
    Everyone have he s style to play and even live!

    Of course i like Morse,but Purple hade made history with Mr.Ritche Blackmore 😉

  6. 6
    MacGregor says:

    Comparing these two totally different human beings is irrelevant. Blackmore is who he is, Morse is who he is! Both fine musicians from different parts of the world, different circumstances, different everything actually! Whilst we all enjoy nice people compared to not so nice people, there aren’t too many of us that have been affected by Blackmore’s behaviour over the years. Excepting a few who may have been at a gig where he was in one of those moods & didn’t play an encore or something! If Blackmore wasn’t the character that he is, or was, Deep Purple would have never existed! Cheers.

  7. 7
    HZ says:

    Errol, You’re in love, man. 🙂

  8. 8
    Anthony says:

    @1 I don’t understand your critique of both Steve’s and Ritchie’s personalities and what you are trying to say…Yes we know Steve’s personality is different to Ritchie’s and Ritchie’s personality is different to Steve’s..would be odd if they were identical. I am sure Roger Glover’s personality is different to Glenn Hughes or Ian Gillans’ different to that of David Coverdale.

    I don’t get your point…we are all different that’s why we are human beings.

    Ritchie is eccentric and that ties in with a lot of individuals who have a unique gift / talent—-they are eccentric and somewhat odd in character ( in good ways )

    Finally, Ritchie is a natural born leader, cunning in getting the best out of musicians, cunning business wise, cunning in what he wants….and very articulate even though he has a dry sense of humour. Both Steve and Ritchie are great guys in their own ways but we all know who the mercurial one is here.

  9. 9
    LRT says:

    Who makes history anymore?! Ha! This is the same old thing. Yawn. You either like DP without Blackmore or you don’t. If you do, great, if you don’t, great too but nothing either can try to finger can detract from the other “subject.” To think otherwise is to be objective. When will people set this one down?! Probably when they start seeing two different things as the same.

  10. 10
    Jeff Summers says:

    Steve is a fantastic guitarist and beautiful human being. He works extremely hard at his trade and has been rewarded as one of the bets players on the planet.

    Ritchie is a genius musician because of whats inside him. I have never heard such a sensitive and explosive touch on the fretboard; darkness, humour, joy, sadness and flippancy are all part of his delivery within every solo…

  11. 11
    cyclone says:

    personalities are molded through experiences..two different guys. Reading about RB lead me to believe he did not appreciate being called and “idiot” while employed in a factory during his younger days.. it seemed to stick with him….same as always having to prove yourself day in and day out. Some guitarists get labeled as great …aka Clapton..Richards..etc..and are held to a lesser standard. In addition ….dry humor is sometimes mistaken for be a wise cracker…let’s not mix the two up. As for SM…down to earth I am sure…but both play to make a living…not live to play….

  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I cant remember Ritchie working in a factory, he worked as a technician at Heathrow airport.

    He had a lot of frustration about his schooldays, though

  13. 13
    Not Responsible says:

    Vive la difference, as the French so perfectly express it.

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