OK fellow Hughes fans, it's time to email the Editor of the UK magazine, Classic Rock
They totally slammed Building The Machine
, giving it a totally ridiculous review (see below
Mick Wall, Editor is at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure register your complaint by emailing him and be sure and mention it's OK to print your email - do it today, so it get's in the next issue!
review, that hack Rich Wilson
gave Building The Machine
in the latest issue...
"Solo albums from the former Deep Purple
man have so far been a disappointingly mixed bag, and with the exception of the superb Hughes/Thrall
(recorded with Pat Thrall
in 1982) they haven't matched the quality of his unmistakable and imposing voice. The main problem would appear to be Hughes' unremitting desire to flirt wildly with different styles giving his recent work a rather messy feel. Regrettably, BTM with its emphasis on funk, is no exception.
Not that there's anything wrong with funk. But the first half of this album sounds like the soundtrack to Shaft
with Hughes seemingly making a concerted attempt to impersonate James Brown
(and judging by the album's cover he does a fair take on Gary Glitter
too). The album's imbalance is further highlighted when he turns his attention to producing a track as meticulous and exquisite as When You Fall
that, along with the blues I Will Follow You
brazenly enlivens the album's latter half.
On the upside, Hughes/Thrall II
is currently being recorded and is set for release later this year."
Funny.....they don't seem to mind taking the $$
for a near full page ad in the last issue, so it smacks of a pissed off journalist to me