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What were the reasons behind leaving Glenn Hughes' band?


Well it´s not an easy thing to explain like this but I´ll give it a go.

On the last tour I felt there was no vibe betweeen me and Glenn, at least not like it used to be, it was like we never got started on the Soul Mover tour. On the previous tours every gig used to be amazing, doing different, interresting stuff every night, inspiration always on top, every gig use to be great. On the last tour Glenn didn´t seem happy about what he was doing, venues to small, venues not built the right way, crowds were not to his liking and so on....... If he´d see someone yawning for in the crowd for example it would ruin the gig for him and for us, he´d take songs out just because of a thing like that (even though we thought things were going great), and most of all his in ear system was causing him/us trouble all the time (not the monitor guys fault by the way). Two weeks in to the tour we had like an emergency meeting when he told us that he hadn´t heared a single drum beat properly through the whole tour, all the gigs had sounded !@#$ to him. That was a big surprise to me and the rest, even though I´d noticed something had had been wrong, couldn´t put my finger on what it was until then. It was really
great (not) to hear especially since I thought the English leg went really well (the first 8 gigs), that went on through the rest of the tour. He wanted me to change the way I played so that he could hear the drums better, instead of getting the problem sorted out. Well basically I just became more and more desillusioned and insecure about things as the tour went on. Things that usually don´t upset me started to bug me a lot. It was also very obvious that Glenn was really disapointed that Chad wasn´t able to do the gigs in England, that he had to have a sad swedish meatball bugger like me on drums instead. Didn´t think much about that to start with but as I said things started to bug me more and more the further the tour went on.
Two weeks after the tour I read something on the internet that Glenn had managed to keep quiet at about for six weeks on tour and I decided to quit.

As I said it´s not easy to explain, I must say though that I wish Glenn all the best and that I think he´s the funniest most talented person I´ve ever met. He should learn to be a bit more honest and speak his mind about certain things though, wich he didn´t with me........ I still really like Glenn in most ways, and I sure have some great memories from the 4 years I played with him.




That is a hell of a focking interesting answer, to any fan and anyone who play in a band. Thanks a double lot for sharing your thoughts on this difficult subject, Mr Broman!

( I don't know about being a sad swedish meatball bugger, but I might tell you a lot about being a norwegian one! emoticon )

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Thomas, the things you brought me up got me thinking.

I saw you on March 8th at the Alte Mälzerei in Regensburg Germany, one of maybe four german gigs or so.

It was a strange one, Glenn took long to get the bass working. He sang almost the entire opening song(Soul Mover) without bass. Then he seemed to be unhappy about the crowd reaction(people who simply are´t familar with his solo work) and obviously about all of the venue("Looks like my kitchen here" was one of his remarks) which was one of the reasons(along with him demanding a barrier which were actually a few tables an a stage extension, I´ve seen lots of gigs there and this was the first time anyone demanded this) why the promotor wrote some time later in his newsletter that they definitly won´t book Glenn anymore.
All this circumstances also seemed to lead to Glenn shorten his set. This was the only gig on the whole tour where he dropped Don´t Let Me Bleed and he didn´t seemed to want do Burn either although I´m sure many have been waiting for this(the best reaction he got for Mistreated).

Do you remember that particular gig, and what exactly was wrong? Was that one of those situations you noted above?
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Thanks a lot for taking your time sharing your inside views, Mr Broman. emoticon



Thank you for reading them, hehe.

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I've got a couple of questions for you. You say you don't tend to listen to music a lot, might that be about a need to seperate work from your sparetime? Or has that nothing to do with it?




Well, sometimes the last thing I wanna do is to listen to music, if I for instance have been rehersing or recording for a long time. The music stays there for weeks anyway, it´s like having cd-player on repeat in my head, very annoying sometimes.
A perfect album for occassions like that would contain just one long note and no drums or vocals, wish someone could make an album like [sign in to see URL]´s not like a concious decision that I shouldn´t listen to music just because I´m having time off.
I think it´s because I´ve heard the albums that I like a million times allready, and I don´t find new albums that I enjoy listening to that often. It´s usually one or two songs that are good and the rest is !@#$. They don´t make albums anymore, they´re just trying to get a couple of hit singles on an album [sign in to see URL] it´s not like it used to be in the good old days.

Hehe, I´m actually 67 years old you know....


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Still I believe you have some favourite records? Wanna share your view on 'the top 5 (rock) albums' ever?



That´s not an easy [sign in to see URL]´ll [sign in to see URL]´ll propably change my mind tomorrow.

The top 5 rock albums ever is, drum roll.....

[sign in to see URL] and Dangerous, with you know who.

[sign in to see URL] Head, with some old band.

[sign in to see URL] bloody sabbath, with Black something....

[sign in to see URL] and lightning, yes I actually like that [sign in to see URL] very politically correct propably.

[sign in to see URL], Headswim. You´ve propably never heard of them. Great band from Essex UK. It was released in -94 ....I think it was.

As I said that list has propably changed by tomorrow.





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If you should make a guess, for how many more years is it likely Glenn Hughes may keep on rockin'?



[sign in to see URL]´d say forty years at leastemoticon

As long as his voice is working. Can´t see that wearing out in the foreseable future.... He`ll rock forever, that´s my guess.

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Hi John, long time no see

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I am so sorry that things went sour in the GH band....



So am I emoticon

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I enjoyed watching you with HTP last year, and I am still inspired with your energy and soulful way you play the drums.



Thank´s a lot John emoticon

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It was great meeting you and sending you the pics from Dudley and Bradford.



It was great meeting you to, great pics!

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Rockbands are in many ways like racing car teams, it's going great one moment, then something begins to change and the chemistry goes bad and then it's time to make a change.



You´re right, It´s all about chemistry and vibes. It´s hard to put your finger on what´s going bad sometimes, but if you feel that it´s no fun [sign in to see URL]´s time to make a change.

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My question is: How do you go about learning the drum parts to albums like HTP1and2 and the GH solo albums?
Do you chart them out or just memorize them by listening to them repeatedly, then playing along to them several times?





Well, to start with. Like a week before rehersals I put the cd on and just have it as background music. I don´t listen that carefully for about five days. I just want to get the feel of the songs and most things sticks to your mind even if you don´t think about it to much.
To me it´s just as important to know the vocal lines and the guitar licks as the drum parts, I propably listen even more for their stuff than my own.

I don´t want to think to much when I play the songs live later on, I find it helps just singing along to whatever the vocals do. That [sign in to see URL] you get a feel for the songs. It´s as simple as that....

Like the last day before leaving for rehersals, I just write down the arrangements on paper. I find that helps a lot, for example if there´s an argument if the last chorus is 2 or 3 times. I just have a look at the piece of paper and voila, it´s actually 4 and everybody think´s that I´m a true professional and I must have listened to the cd day and night,emoticon.

Well something like that.

Take care John



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Thomas, the things you brought me up got me thinking.

I saw you on March 8th at the Alte Mälzerei in Regensburg Germany, one of maybe four german gigs or so.

It was a strange one, Glenn took long to get the bass working. He sang almost the entire opening song(Soul Mover) without bass. Then he seemed to be unhappy about the crowd reaction(people who simply are´t familar with his solo work) and obviously about all of the venue("Looks like my kitchen here" was one of his remarks) which was one of the reasons(along with him demanding a barrier which were actually a few tables an a stage extension, I´ve seen lots of gigs there and this was the first time anyone demanded this) why the promotor wrote some time later in his newsletter that they definitly won´t book Glenn anymore.
All this circumstances also seemed to lead to Glenn shorten his set. This was the only gig on the whole tour where he dropped Don´t Let Me Bleed and he didn´t seemed to want do Burn either although I´m sure many have been waiting for this(the best reaction he got for Mistreated).

Do you remember that particular gig, and what exactly was wrong?



I think I do remember the gig. I think what was wrong with this gig and a lot of the other gigs was that he had VERY high expectations for this tour and things weren´t as incredibly fantastic as he´d expected on many of the gigs. I guess you could call it disapointment.

It´s not a good thing to hear that the promotor don´t want him back. If there´s a next time though you never know there might be a brilliant, "Happy Glenn" gig in the same venue......



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Was that one of those situations you noted above?




Yeah.... maybe not that gig in particular, it was a thing that built up as the tour went on.






This has got nothing to do with your questions emoticon

I start to look like mr. Perfect here, belive me I´m not.
I´m just sharing my views of things. I don´t want to cause any harm for anyone ie. talk !@#$ behind anyones back. I guess I´m not doing that though since anyone who wants to can read this........


Peace

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I start to look like mr. Perfect here, belive me I´m not. I´m just sharing my views of things.


No worry man!
Glenn Hughes is welcome to share HIS views on a whatever he wants to... emoticon

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I don´t want to cause any harm for anyone ie. talk !@#$ behind anyones back. I guess I´m not doing that though since anyone who wants to can read this........


Strictly between us, you're absolutely right! emoticon

Thanks fo rsharing your list of fave albums, even if it's already changed!

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Hi Thomas,

I saw you live with HTP last year in Moscow - you were amazing! Your sound and power, and overall approach reminded me a lot of Dave Holland, Trapeze drummer (I am a huge fan of Dave's). Well I would just like to know if you're influenced by Dave 'Wild Mountain Thunder' Holland or not. Thanks emoticon

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Thanks for those replies Thomas! And one more: Out of all those drummers you have to learn tracks by such as Ian Paice, Chad Smith, Gary Ferguson, Shane Gallaas, and the Ian Haughland who played on Brazen Abbot's [sign in to see URL] comments on these drummers or favorite tracks you've learned by them?

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I saw you live with HTP last year in Moscow - you were amazing!



Thanks a lot!

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Your sound and power, and overall approach reminded me a lot of Dave Holland, Trapeze drummer (I am a huge fan of Dave's). Well I would just like to know if you're influenced by Dave 'Wild Mountain Thunder' Holland or not.






Actually yes I think I am a bit influenced by him. I like his sound on the studio recordings, very powerfull and he´s keeping things quite simple, a bit like Phil Rudd I think. Yeah I´d say he´s one of my influences.
And by the way Moscow was great, hope to come back there soon.

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Thanks for those replies Thomas! And one more: Out of all those drummers you have to learn tracks by such as Ian Paice, Chad Smith, Gary Ferguson, Shane Gallaas, and the Ian Haughland who played on Brazen Abbot's [sign in to see URL] comments on these drummers or favorite tracks you've learned by them?




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Ian Paice is a guy that I grew up listening to and the stuff that he did in the seventies are incredible, no one has even been close to do what he did back then, and no one ever will be. Playing songs with Glenn that was made back then feels like a great honour, I know that I can never copy, make it better than it was originally so what do you do?
Well, you do your own thing and have a good time.

About the other drummers that you [sign in to see URL]´re good at what they do, but when I play songs recorded by them I don´t think to much about trying to sound like [sign in to see URL] I said I´m trying to do my own thing.

Favorite [sign in to see URL] [sign in to see URL] Mover

Cheers

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