ROGER GLOVER INTERVIEWED:
Rockpages Web Magazine did an interview with Roger Glover 5 days ago regarding the promotion of Deep Purple's new album "Now What?!". The interview is now online:
Rockpages.gr: How is it for an established band like you to work with an also established producer, like Bob Ezrin?
Roger Glover: Well, established is one word and �human� is another,
you know we're just people. Of course we are aware of each other's past
and we get on really well. I think he is becoming a very good friend,
although we know each other for a few months, less than a year. We did
most of the album in July, August, that period and in that time we came
very close. He listened to us, and we listened to him. He knows we are a
very good band, he knows we could play, he just wanted to capture that
freshness, I think he succeeded and that's what a producer does: he
brings the performance out of the band!
Rockpages.gr: What really surprised me in the new album is that you
weren't afraid to have long tracks, longer than regular 4, or 5 minute
rock songs, you went a little further trying new stuff that I haven't
heard from Deep Purple again, what do you think about that?
Roger Glover: Well, history is all that we've got, doing something
new is very important without losing your identity. Sometimes you might
become a parody of yourself, there is a danger if you are playing a
certain way to sounding the same. It really all comes from the writing,
and of course we play the same, because we have the same lineup, the
same organ, guitar, bass, drums and vocals, that won't change and that
is our identity, the characters that we are. They way that we play,
that's our identity. So, we actually feel free to explore all kinds of
music. There is no such thing to us, as �a long Deep Purple song�. �Deep
Purple song� is whatever we play. If we started thinking what people
would expect from us, I think we'd be heading towards the wrong
direction. We'd be the tail wagging the dog. We have to be the dog!