Originally Posted by supermazna
I agree with you that there's a lot of jazz in the album!!
My husband has always said that what Glenn's doing is jazz,
especially his improvisations during the live shows, don't you agree?
Right off the bat, I can think of that middle part of "Love Communion"
where Glenn basically stops the song he's been singing,
to add that little "jazz part" accompanied by that muted trumpet/coronet.
I don't know anybody else, other than our boy, who can "change gears" like this.
In my review of "Crave" I wrote that this song is basic
Glenn Hughes, because in
"Crave," at one point, he stops singing to twice whisper
....."tell me what you crave".........
and then goes right back to where he was before, with this fantastic song.
why I often write that there's nobody else like GH.
Just because ~ there isn't.
Who else sings like this?
Or could pull it off as well as Glenn does, if they tried?
Originally Posted by topcat
There are far more hints of genuine funk (& jazz and soul)
than the last few albums & the hints are stronger, but to me
it's still basically rock.
topcat ~ Glenn ain't no dope.
He knows that we fans (at least, those of us over the age of 15, ha, ha)
have been listening to music since forever, and that over the years,
what was first considered to be "Rock and Roll" in 1958 didn't have
the same definition for 1968, 1978, etc., or today, 2008.
When R&R started in the '50s, who ever heard of rock-opera?
The same holds true for funky music from the '70s, compared to today.
So he probably is happy to know that we GHCPs are smart enough,
to listen to his work carefully enough,
to know how varied and complex
each "FUNK" track is. And how could you possibly call the 3 ballads on FUNK,
anything other than ballads?
Glenn doesn't read our posts to read "yes-men" robot comments.
To be sure......we're already GH fans, or we wouldn't be here.
But nobody's paying us money to write great GH album reviews.
But I'm sure that Glenn takes our "I didn't like this part......" seriously.
He must respect our honest opinion.
We must respect his dedication to music.
PS.........With Glenn knocking 'em dead during this (non- US
and being at the top of his talent, will Glenn's next CD be titled.......?
~ Just ~ Awesome ~ Zestful ~ Zenith ~