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California Breed at the Whisky A Go Go

California Breed played their first live show ever yesterday at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles. Here are three video clips of the performance.

Days They Come:


Thanks to Blabbermouth for the heads up and to Bolinsstrat and Joseph Schaeffer for the video.

14 Comments to “California Breed at the Whisky A Go Go”:

  1. 1
    Ed Good says:


  2. 2
    Stig Johansen says:

    What an album!!

  3. 3
    Heimdall says:

    Set list:

    The Grey
    Chemical Rain
    Sweet Tea
    All Falls Down
    What is and What Should Never Be (Led Zeppelin cover)
    Spit You Out
    (Trapeze cover)
    Days They Come
    The Way
    Midnight Oil

    Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover)
    Burn (Deep Purple cover)

  4. 4
    ChrisBlackmore says:

    IT WAS GREAT! Glenn, Andrew and Jason rocked the place, playing, I think, the entire album plus ending with Burn…. and two Zep songs, Immigration Song and I can’t remember the other one due to a Grey Goose that kept walking by our table. The Whisky is intimate and the sound was really clear for such a small club. Glenn’s voice was fantastic and not a missed note. Andrew Watt is quite a singer too and was surprised to see him be the main vocals on Spit You Out. Watt had attitude and swagger and was clearly enjoying this moment. His playing was very special. Not a speed freak on guitar, but melodically, a throwback to they heydays of rock and roll (insert your own heyday here, but I’m thinking late 60’s to late 70’s). He appeared confident and played clean and error free, and loves to perch himself on his monitor and jam away. The only time he spoke onstage that I remember, he said ” this is for all the *@^#(&@^^@(&^ industry people who’s said I would never make it “. Victory is his!
    Jason was incredible. Really workmanlike on the drums and a rather serious look all night, but I am guessing he was just being focused on this important night. He did take the mic and introduce “Will Ferrell” to the crowd… Ferrell was actually Chad Smith. (Look up the Chad Smith Will Ferrell Drum off on the tonight show (in America). Very funny, unlike the tonight show host. (opinion over)
    Glenn was in his groove, owning the stage, and very appreciative of the turnout. A couple times during the show, he had Andrews head on his shoulder in somewhat touching moments showing his proud in the young guitar slinger. He mentioned that Andrew reminded him of himself at age 22 with the hair and swagger.

    Great night! Great Music! And fantastic to see the Purple family tree continue to blossom!

  5. 5
    Heimdall says:

    It truly was a great night – and such a relief to hear a guitar player that totally relied on feel on intuition, instead of the overtly technical, sterile and totally pointless widdly widdly four-finger exercises you hear from some other (no names!) bands.

    The closing Zep and Purple covers felt a bit unnecessary, but What Is And What Should Never Be and Medusa provided some welcome change in texture and approach, pointing out a future, more diverse direction for this extremely promising, energetic and honest band.

    If you guys want some photos from the Cali Breed gig, feel free to get them here:


    Any use is OK as long as you credit the source.

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    MacGregor says:

    That is a relief to see & hear Watts is not a typical ‘sweep picking, look how fast I can play’ type of guitarist. Man, those sort of guitarist’s have their part in ruining many a ‘rock’ music moment, since they emerged in the early 80’s! Cheers.

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    carlsonrickc says:

    Wow Glenn Hughes sold out another club! Yes he has put together another great cover band to do club gigs. Like the rest of his groups it will be a short lived failure.

  8. 8
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Ok, so you don’t like Hughes. But why does everyone who don’t like Hughes have to insult the man? Grow up.

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    Martin Lundberg says:

    I think its cool that California Breed play those two Zep tracks; Immigrant Song and What Is And What Should Never Be. Robert Plant can´t sing the high notes anymore but Glenn can and he doesn´t sound like a Plant clone doing it. I’m a bit tired of hearing him sing Burn though, why not try something else like Mistreated, You Keep On Moving or Stormbringer?

  10. 10
    Bo says:

    Svante you are 1100% right. People get a life.
    Glenn are by far the best singer out of Purple today.
    Full stop!

  11. 11
    byron says:

    Good vocals from Glenn,no doubt about it-but I still can’t stand his screaming on Burn
    Andrew ‘s playing is a good surprise but his solo on Burn really sucks.Blackmore’s licks are not for him IMO

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    Racscal says:

    Glenn is a top singer an performer – and California Breed looks to be a good band. Fingers crossed it goes the distance

    No insults at Glenn please – save them for JLT

  13. 13
    Mahatma CheezeDoodle says:


    I haven’t been a fan of Hughes at all, always was a Gillan/Coverdale man, but this version of Burn is awesome! Is it only a Three-piece band? Excellent playing, what a guitarist Andrew is, and the vocals were great! There is still hope for some serious Rock’n’Roll in this world! ;O)
    Thanks for sharing the videos!


  14. 14
    LRT says:

    @Heimdall, Larry here. Don’t tell me you went transatlantic over this white noise? And don’t give me the “widdler” crap, I suppose you’re with Glenn about Now What?! being “smoke and mirrors,” when it could not be further from the truth?! 😀 @Svante, someone actually putting the man down here? All I see are his antics talked about. The rest stuck firmly up his bum as usual. I’ll say whatever I want about him, but call you a bloody marvelous chap. Isn’t that the rule of forum thumb, not the other way around? 😀

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