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Not enough hip hop cliches

Blackmore's Night, Stroudsburg, PA, May 14, 2011; Photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

German website meinAnzeiger.de has an interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night that concentrates on the fact that they are actually touring over there and have a new album coming out:

How can people imagine a day in the studio with Ritchie and Candice? Who is the boss?
Ritchie Blackmore – We don’t have a boss. I would say the situation is democratic but that word has been misused in the last 10 years. We usually start around 3pm because we are night people. I sometimes have a vague riff and melody then we take it from there. I then put it by Candice and we see if it has potential. We usually just do la-las and figure out the melody. The next stage is to do a mapping vocal and I do a rhythm track so all of our songs actually start off with la-las until she comes up with the lyric line that represents that scenario. We work through to usually 1am.
Candice Night – I am usually running the kids to their activities and doing the household stuff and then in between all that I find time to do music. Usually I need to write the lyrics while I’m in my car doing errands or after I put the children to sleep. Typical working mom 🙂

Could you imagine an album in a different language? I heard you do speak some German as well?
Ritchie Blackmore – I do speak some German which comes in handy when I am eavesdropping on German people who think I don’t understand. But we have only ever done a couple of songs in German and 1 in French and 1 in Greek. We are still thinking of doing an American record but i don’t have enough hip hop cliches down yet.

Read more in meinAnzeiger.de (scroll down the page for the English version of the interview).

Thanks to Cameron Hons for the info.

10 Comments to “Not enough hip hop cliches”:

  1. 1
    Jason Hillenburg says:

    The wit is still sharp.

  2. 2
    Bill Richardson says:

    He is spot on as usual.

  3. 3
    André says:

    A “new” Blackmore’s Night record ? Really ? Come on, Ritchie, save the lullabies for your sweet children and get back to the real stuff ! After so many years, we deserve it !

  4. 4
    Steve Amaon says:

    Damn funny!

  5. 5
    shaun says:

    Purple are the greatest band on the planet,i have loved all incarnations but boy oh boy i miss Ritchie.

  6. 6
    Les Hedger says:

    “Don’t have enough hip hop clichés down yet. Good one!! 🙂

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    Andre @ 3 – we don’t deserve anything from Mr Blackmore! He owes us nothing at all! He has already given enough!
    Whatever happens, happens! Or maybe that should be ‘whatever doesn’t happen, doesn’t happen’! Cheers.

  8. 8
    Wiktor says:

    I respect Ritchie for doing that “folkie thing” even if its not my cup of tea, the man who gave the world “Speed king”, Highway star”, “Smoke on the water” “Woman from Tokyo” “Man on the silver mountain” “Stargazer” and “Gates of Babylon” just to mention a few of his “babies” got absolutely nothing to prove to anyone…But having said that, Sure, it would be nice if the man who wrote “Long live Rock´Roll” would get back one more time and play some “Rock´Roll” just for the hell of it…

  9. 9
    Anthony says:

    @7 well said and totally agree! 🙂

  10. 10
    Rock Voorne says:

    Blackmore made several classics that were played only one tour!!!

    Still their appeal goes on and on.

    So much for DP now thats saying some of their songs have to get older before they get ingrained in the fans minds?

    The Battlle and Anya are among the recent classics that still have a wide fanbase.

    Any Fool Know that, anyone?

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