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Glenn Hughes at Norwegian Purple tribute

Glenn Hughes played a Deep Purple set with the boys from Norwegian tribute band ‘Come Taste The Band’.

Glenn was in excellent shape and in good humour. I have seen this band a couple of times before, and they are pretty good. This is the best I have seen them, and it looked as if Glenn got the best out of them.

I saw this as a good chance to hear some good MK 3/4 songs, and it turned out to be a very fun and memorable night. Of course the original is better, but I think it`s great that Glenn did this as part of his “summer holiday”

Extended solos from all in the band during the show, and nice to see and hear “the furniture” Hammond. Guitarplayer is a Blackmore authentic in his playing and Vidar the singer made some nice harmonies with Glenn.

Set list: (Might not be 100% correct order)
Might just take your life
Sail away
Lady luck (Vidar from CTTB sang this, and very good too)
Gettin’ tighter
You fool no one
You keep on moving

Soul mover

Approx 4-500 people at the festival.

8 Comments to “Glenn Hughes at Norwegian Purple tribute”:

  1. 1
    Ottar says:

    No “Lady luck”, but of course “Love child”. Sorry, my mistake:)

  2. 2
    Jan Bøler says:

    Nice to see Jo Henning use his Fender Stratocaster Ritchie Blackmore Signature, bought from and modified by mijfenders with Lace Golds (special wiring), CTS pots, YellowWhite body and maybe the most crucial part- the RBTC! What a great Blackmorish sound he has obtained with his set up:-)

  3. 3
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Good to see the set only contained Hughes Era tunes…..

    Looks like was a great gig…

    Hopefully it was recorded. Whould love to hear Hughes in this…..


  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hi Tracy

    Did you see him in the 90s?
    He did a lot of Mark 3 and 4 material and those shows were perfect.
    Not too loud and very clear.
    Hughes voice was never better and in my perception did not overindulge in the shrieking department most of us so truly loath.
    The adding of some old TRAPEZE and covers like SUPERSTITION were very enjoyable too.

    I d love to have a GOOD recording of the show in Amsterdam during the Addiction tour.
    ^That sound had a good Deep Purple feel to the proceedings cause the great keyboardsound added to Addictionsongs which were a bit to cold in my opinion.
    The album sounds very dark and the live renditions felt warmer.

  5. 5
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Yeah Priest….I concur with most of this.

    I never got to see any of his solo shows in person, but I do have a bunch of Bootleg Videos of various shows of his. Some really good. My biggest complaint and truly the only one I have had regarding his performances was due to the constant overdone high pitched shrieking you made reference to. Something he began I guess back in Purple, trying to emulate Gillan, but even though the high notes were hit, they were done in a very irritating manner. He is probably the greatest singer out there overall in my opinion, but as with all Greats, they have the one glitch that pissed you off. I love hearing him sing. Hate it when he shrieks. Unfortunately, he just seems to feel the need to shriek too much and it totally takes away from his overall performance..


  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Too much shrieking is awfull, I agree.
    They should put a band together called Left Over Purples, LOP!!!!!
    Including the annoying addings of

    Steve Morse and Doug Aldritch On guitar
    Candice and Glenn on vocals, yanking and shrieking together….
    Vinnie Appice, he does not hold a candle in comparison with the greats like Rondinelli!!!!
    Or perhaps that guy from BN?
    Paul Morris, the weakest keyboardplayer in Rainbow.
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, which awful inferior bassplayer I can come up with…..?
    Maybe John Mc Coy has some time?
    Sorry John,I think you are great and have every right to feel pissed off by Mister Universe.

    I think Sharon can do a constructive managementjob here…..

    I suppose you here will be the streetteam?

    Long Live LOP!!!!!

  7. 7
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Hmmmm. All but Candice are fine players and would be fine in any rendition of LOP. LOP without Candice is fine with me.

    Appice and Aldritch are fine players. Sorry, seen them both in many bands and they do a fine job. Candice if also fine for what she does…..and apparently she does Blackmore pretty well….he he he…


  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    They are ALL fine players but unsuitable for the Deep Purple Family.

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