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A lot of sleep, a lot of water, a lot of laughter

Glenn Hughes was interviewed for Sonic Perspectives. It is not overly long, but fairly informative on Glenn’s numerous past and ongoing projects. Enjoy!

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the heads-up.

15 Comments to “A lot of sleep, a lot of water, a lot of laughter”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    We already knew that Glenn likes his singing AND his bass playing to be firmly on the audible side, but with the interview onslaught of late we have now learned that he likes to be also HEARD AND READ in what he SAYS! ; – )

    Not knocking him, bring on the interviews by the single child named by his parents after this chap here:


    And since we’re at it, let’s get this out of the way once and for all: It wasn’t us (= Luftwaffe) who shot down his plane in late 1944, but also not (accidentally so via jettisoning unused bombs in an area over the North Sea because landing with them was too dangerous) the RAF (as had been presumed for many years):


  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Voilà, the two unreleased Glenn songs from the new Dead Daisies double CD compilation:



    Both are really strong tracks, ‘The Healer’ with its unison psychedelic riff is one bludgeoning baby! “Let It Set You Free” is more rootsy. I wish Flight Sergeant Hughes had stayed on Wing Commander Lowy’s payroll longer, that was a good project. Glenn’s era is featured with a whopping seven songs on the compilation, which indicates to me that Glenn left with full airman honors and will not be written out of TDD’s flight log.

    I’ve written it before: The fact that TDD had a really dominant rhythm guitar (basic, but effective, courtesy of the Wing Commander) differentiated them from anything else Glenn had ever done. It made for a sound of its own. Massive, but not Whitesnakish overcooked.

    Let’s see whether BCC reloaded will soar to similar heights.

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Two more recent’ish Glenn interviews, not about his singing, but about his bass playing and his Trapeze years, that really boring stuff; I of course know how you’re all more interested in Candice’s approaching Christmas decorations.



    I don’t know who talked Glenn into believing he sounds like a finger player, he really doesn’t. He’s a funky pick player and the pick attack defines his sound – he’s great with it, lots of swagger and devil-may-care attitude. But he doesn’t sound like a finger player – not like Neil Murray for instance who is a wonderful finger player.

    That Glenn cites Andy Fraser (a finger player by the way who sounds a little like a pick player) of Free


    as an inspiration for his bass playing doesn’t surprise me (he always sounded like it), but it’s the first time I’ve read it from Glenn. Lends further credibility – and if I do say so myself – to my pet theory that Mk III was Ritchie’s attempt to turn Deep Purple into Deep Free with Glenn taking the Andy Fraser role and Raul Rodgers being the initial lead vocalist choice – DC then coming in (as someone who was much closer to Paul Rodgers than to Ian Gillan) to assume the role intended for Rodgers. (And in the process reduce Jon’s role to less of a “lead organ” role than he had in Mk II.)

  4. 4
    Gregster says:


    So it “is” really good to hear so much news & praise for our beloved Glenn, but what’s happening with the new DP band ???…

    It would be great to hear how the new recording sessions are going, & when to possibly-maybe expect a new album around Christmas-ish time perhaps, or in the new year…

    Where’s the rumour-mill gone ??? Has the press forgotten something ???…

    Peace !

  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I have no worries, they will deliver their album and it will at the very least be interesting.

  6. 6
    MacGregor says:

    @ 4 – We could make something up Gregster if you are THAT desperate. Just give me a moment or two & I will click into hyper tabloid journo mode. Cheers.

  7. 7
    Gregster says:

    @6…You miss-understand me Mr.MacGregor…

    DP receives & hires a new member, who’s a blow-away guitarist, & news filters through this place at a steady place…2 – 3 stories a week perhaps…

    Glenn Hughes goes on tour, & it’s like a machine-gun firing away 10-stories a week about him, & that I don’t understand at all…Count how many GH stories there are on this front page lol ! For sure some news about Glenn is fine, but he was in DP for only 3-years, though I suppose there was 3 x studio releases & 2 x official live albums…

    All this to say that his own website possibly isn’t nearly as busy lol ! And we have a new band to discuss & warm to with DP, that’s all.


  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Let’s see … Do lurid reports about rural sheep-shagging still raise eyebrows (or other organs) Down Under? Just askin’, not in-sin-uating anything …

  9. 9
    Fernando Azevedo says:

    For my part, I’m finding this amount of articles about Glenn Hughes great here.
    Peace & love to all

  10. 10
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Gregster @7:

    We don’t invent the news, we just report them. If Glenn goes on tour and his pr people manage to score a bunch of interviews for him, we report them. If the band prefers to keep it quiet, then there’s no news to report about their current state of affairs.

    It’s that simple.

  11. 11
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I have no preferences, any member of the family is worth my interest. I came out of the closet as a gushing Glenn H fanboy long ago, I devour all his interviews. There is always something new to learn about him.

    The Most Honorable Gregster: Glenn might have been “only” three years with Purple and recorded “only” three studio albums, but Roger was “only” four years in the group (in the 70ies) and recorded four studio albums, not such a huge dif in my book. And Nick Simper managed the feat of three studio albums in just 18 months which makes him the most prolific Purple bassist ever by a stretch!!!

    Speaking of ‘Nicks’ as a generic term, Herr Soveiko, there is of course a most glaring gap in the HS’ reporting that has long bugged me: Where is that long promised current interview with Rod Evans? Can’t you guys get anything done ever?! Find him!!!


  12. 12
    Gregster says:

    LOL !

    Ask a simple question, & get some juicy replies, some even more questionable…

    Uwe said qt.” Let’s see … Do lurid reports about rural sheep-shagging still raise eyebrows (or other organs) Down Under ?… Just askin’, not in-sin-uating anything “…

    Wow, I had no idea that Glenn was involved in this sort of activity…I did hear that a spider in IG’s mouth woke him up whilst on tour here in Oz, & that he went on to run 6-laps of the hotel stark-naked in fright…

    Peace !

  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    I thought New Zealand had more sheep per capita than Oz. So they possible hold the mantle in that regards. At least we are glad to let them have it. Cheers.

  14. 14
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Glenn and sheep? I rule that out, the wooly ones, docile in nature, dislike the high frequencies to which Glenn often reverts in excitement/unbridled enthusiasm. That just wouldn’t work.

    Ian Gillan OTOH will use any excuse to strip stark naked; the poor member (not his) of the order of Araneae was not to blame for the in(sect)cident!

    I know. Spiders aren’t insects. Before I took the wrong turn and became an attorney, I always wanted to be a zoologist.

  15. 15
    Uwe Hornung says:

    MacGregor @13: No snakes and lots of sheep, they really cut a bad deal, the Kiwis. I’ve been to NZ. I have a distinct memory that they are not that thankful for the invasive possums you brought them!


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