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Come and see, and say “hi”

Glenn Hughes was interviewed for the THAT Rocks! podcast, talking about his Purple tour and the new (then) upcoming Black Country Communion album, and his plans for the future.

Thanks to Ultimate Guitar for the heads-up.

11 Comments to “Come and see, and say “hi””:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    That aborted Mk III reunion (for a bunch of one-off gigs and maybe a live album) … I always wonder, but I’m pretty sure it would have led to a PR bloodbath and a mass of awkward situations. Gillan and Glover wouldn’t have liked it (Airey and Morse would have likely been more relaxed), the Purple organisation wouldn’t have liked it. Little Ian would have been torn between his friendship to Jon (if asked by him) and his curiosity to play with Ritchie again on one hand and his loyalty to the “living breathing DP” (to quote Big Ian) on the other. Without Little Ian, an Mk III reunion would have been tarnished right from the start, his drumming was perhaps even more important to Mk III than it was to Mk II.

    Blackmore would have needed to retrain his chops quite a bit and Coverdale would have been well-advised to leave even more vocal parts to Glenn than in the 70ies (thus, as a positive, not straining his voice as much live). But if all that would have led to a live rendition of Sail Away, I sure wouldn’t have complained …


    A Glenn Hughes bio film? I would imagine that the Ministries of Agriculture of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia would certainly pitch in with a sponsorship, he was after all, sniff, a major contributor to their GNP in the 70ies and 80ies! 🤐

  2. 2
    John says:

    Who would play Glenn in a biopic? I can’t think of anyone who could convincingly play the role…

  3. 3
    Davedp says:

    sniff sniff sniff is everybody at it?
    what a very bad idea.

  4. 4
    rudy schoukens says:

    @ 1 ‘His (little Ian) drumming was perhaps even more important to Mk III than it was to Mk II.’ Well Uwe, for me his drumwork was even better in Mk IV, and his best drumming was with PAL (in the studio and live) !

  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’m totally with you, Rudy, I see ‘Mk III – MK IV – PAL’ as one drum era of Paicey and he peaked then. To allocate some praise for inspiration and influence: The bassists has something to do with it, Glenn and the (only recently passed away, RIP) Paul Martinez had a very similar style from which Little Ian could work off. And he actually listens to bassists.

    The way Glenn shifted Ian’s style in the Mk III and IV era is regularly ignored by his detractors. That is not to say that Roger didn’t have an influence too, the change in Ian’s playing from Mk I to MK II is just as marked as from MK II to Mk III. There is a huge difference between Little Ian drumming on Shades Of and Who Do We Think We Are.

  6. 6
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I thought Bill Hader looked in Part II of the “It”/Stephen King movie a couple of years ago quite a bit like Glenn used to look before he grew (?) his hair long again for his Purple Revue. When I first saw that movie, Hader’s first screen appearance had me automatically thinking “Here comes Glenn!” 😎


    In the film, he was the grown up version of Richie “Trashmouth” Tozier, that kinda fitted too. 😉 Better still, he was a DJ from L.A. 🤗

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    What about the difference in Paice’s drumming from PAL to Whitesnake. All good though for me. A natural progression (or regression perhaps) to the song orientated approach from there on. Cheers.

  8. 8
    Jean-Christophe says:

    @6: this suspicious question mark in the sentence “he grew (?) his hair long again” is a pure gem. 🙃

  9. 9
    Georgivs says:

    One thing that amazes me is how the DP world still revolves around the MiB (the-Man-with-the-Lute-in-quasi-Renaissance-garb I mean). I love how Glenn and Joe and others tell those stories about how MiB is locked in his basement with zero access to anything and how his own in-law closely guards him from all kinds of reunions. If only they could get past her, say they. If only he could get a word that those amazing opportunities are awaiting him, tell they. If only he realized how the world craves for the new live renditions of ‘You Fool No One’ and ‘Stone Cold’ and you name it, hope they.

    And I hear that dry laughter. Yeah, right, reunion.) Talk to Carol first… Heh-heh.

  10. 10
    MacGregor says:

    @ 9 – yes I know what you mean re Blackmore & his PR team. But there is nothing wrong with that at all, a lot of ‘business’ minded people & others operate that way. After all Blackmore had other people doing the ‘dirty’ work for him right from the beginning. And the plus side of that is that you don’t have to listen to all that dribble from the usual suspects. Enjoyed your comment. Cheers.

  11. 11
    Simon Ford says:

    I’m looking forward to Glenn’s new solo album. Hoping that Glenn will get the funk element back in there. Hopefully a live set in support of such an album will see Glenn dig deeper into his back catalogue.

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