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Old Oct-03-2003, 1:17 AM
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Icon34 Classic Rock November - HTP 2

Here’s the review of HTP 2 from the new edition of Classic Rock magazine:

Glenn Hughes tends to divide opinion. There’s a cult that reveres him as its tragic figurehead, misunderstood, misrepresented, a giant talent undervalued by a plebeian listenership; another smaller, smaller micro-society wishes him ill for daring to put the funk into Deep Purple –when such things mattered. The thundering majority, however, couldn’t give a toss either way. For them, his work with JLT will appear anachronistic.
This album – in common with their first – is wilfully shaped for the cultist of either hue, its riffs rudely retro, its whoops and howls resolutely old-school. It’s Hughes’s second partnership (he cut albums of a similar bent with Pat Thrall), and Turner, another Purple old lag, albeit of lesser vintage, complements him well. Indeed, he is crafty enough to underplay his hand; against Hughes tendency to over-act, his straight guy comes off extremely well. Perhaps because of his erratic career – Hughes has fewer miles on the clock than his contempories – his voice remains overwhelming. But there is nothing to change anybody’s mind.

*** out of *****

I haven’t got HTP 2 yet so cant give my own review of it. Just like the SITKOR “review� there is no mention of who else is on the album, the songs, or anything else, just the usual rant about Glenn – although they didn’t mention drugs for a change. As for the 3 star verdict, you could have predicted that yourself.

See my other post for their reviews of Trapeze cds UR the Music …. (*****) & Boatclub Live (***)

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Old Oct-03-2003, 4:41 AM
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My God, Wolfysmith, an insult in EVERY sentence?

Glenn's voice remains overwhelming.......because of his erratic career????

HUH????? Somebody want to explain THAT logic to me?????

And I won't even go near " a cult following that regards him as a TRAGIC FIGUREHEAD"
......or I'll get thrown off this board for using XXXXXXX language!!!!
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Old Oct-03-2003, 11:57 AM
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Grace - rewind. Just don't comment on the silly comments. Leave them where they belong ...

Thanks Wolfysmith - we were sharing the official watcher role for a while for the reviews in CR, but I've now cancelled my membership, albeit a little late.

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