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Old Jun-07-2008, 3:39 AM
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Icon34 The Robin 2 Wolverhampton June 6th, 2008

This isn't going to be a big review, why, because for once I'm speachless.
This was quite simply a breathtaking astonishing performance from Glenn and his band.
Listen, I'm a 50 year old bloke who had tears streaming down my face from the sheer emotion of listening to Glenn's vocals.
If this ever came out on DVD it would be the best yet, I promise ya.
Due to other commitments I was due to miss tonights show at Liverpool, but, sod it, I'm going, I'm not going to miss it for the world.
All the new material off F.U.N.K. was just incredible and is even better live than on the album.
Glenn, If you read this you MUST release a live album of this stuff.
Only minor gripe is I wish there was a bit more merchandise for sale, I got my FUNK Tee, but was hoping maybe Freak Flag would be on offer, I was at that show and can't get a copy no how.
Any way, I'm off to get ready for the trip to Merseyside, this time though I'll take some tissues for if I start blubbering again !


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Old Jun-07-2008, 4:44 AM
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Icon17 Glenn rocks the Robin

Amazing show at the Robin last night. Is it my imagination or has Glenn's upper register expanded from supernatural to completely unbelievable? This was my seventh Glenn show and some of the vocals were beyond anything i've heard before, does anyone agree or am I just getting carried away?
Crave was a fantastic opener, to my ears the sound was spot on from the word go. All the songs from F.U.N.K were great but 'oil and water' and 'we shall be free' were especially satisfying, really intense renditions.
Great to see J.J back and on scintillating form,Luis was a revelation a new experience seeing Glenn with a duel guitar attack.Hats off to the whole band for a super tight performance This was my first gig since seeing Aerosmith at hyde park last June,so I was ready to be rocked and wasn't dissapointed.
Hope everyone else has enjoyed this tour, Thanks for a great gig.
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Old Jun-07-2008, 4:48 AM
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Cant really top that review, breathtaking, just breathtaking. I too was crying last night.
Seeing Glenn is a religious experience for me.
Maybe FUNK should stand for Find Unused New Kleenex!

See you all in Liverpool tonight. Alot of people are meeting in Ma Egertons tavern, right near the venue!

Adios Amigos

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Old Jun-07-2008, 7:26 AM
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Icon34 Robin 2 - Wolverhampton

A tremendous gig last night - has to rank as one of the Top 3 gigs we've seen from Glenn. The new and revigorated band pulled out all the stops. Love the format of the first 4 songs - a non-stop blast from beginning to end. Guys and gals were shaking their you know whats A great night, especially with the touching tribute to Mel and the local crowd shouting their best wishes from the rooftop!

Looking forward to tonight in Liverpool
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Old Jun-07-2008, 7:50 AM
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Yes indeed, it was a Rockin Robin last night. Wonderful to meet up with David and Shirean, Wolfy, Mike and everyone.
My pal Wolfie (no relation to Wolfy) took some photos which are online at
http://liverockmusicphotography.fotopic.net/c1523840.html and
http://liverockmusicphotography.fotopic.net/c1523839.html
See you all at Liverpool tonight.
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Old Jun-07-2008, 11:41 AM
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Hey all

Devastated to be missing out on this tour

Glad all my FUNKY brothers and sisters are having a ball

Glenn and the boys. Sounds like you are FUNKING BIG TIME


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Old Jun-08-2008, 2:42 AM
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Straight in at number...

Yep, I'd definitely agree with David that this was in the Top 3 of the Glenn gigs I've seen so far (11 and counting) - it may even be the best, but I'll have to wait and let it settle in before I can make a cool-headed assessment (this could take some time...)

For anyone in any doubt (and I know I'm largely preaching to the converted here, but you never know, there may be the odd lurker reading) - You could not fake this kind of performance - no way could you go-through-the-motions and produce a performance like Glenn and his band did at the Robin 2 on Friday : there was genuine emotion, genuine love in the room and...genuine magic too.
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Old Jun-08-2008, 8:29 AM
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Yeah, I gotta say Glenn was superb .... the new F.U.N.K tracks were so powerful live. Probably the best I've seen him!
And the vocals were totally ace - he's a genius!!!
Totally worth the trip to Wolves.
Cheers to the funkmeister !!!!!!
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Old Jun-08-2008, 1:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Soulmover05 View Post

I too was crying last night.
Maybe FUNK should stand for Find Unused New Kleenex!

Find Unused New Kleenex?

Yeah, that sounds about right.
Nobody else like our boy.


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Old Jun-09-2008, 1:30 PM
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Here's a snippet of "Crave" taken at the soundcheck in Wolverhampton
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Old Jun-09-2008, 2:30 PM
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Not much to add to that David. It was truly breathtaking to see Glenn in his element playing with a band who really understand where he is coming from. I'd love to have seen Imperfection or Satellite in there just to add to the vibe.

On a personal note, while we kept nodding to each other in foyers and backstage, I am sorry I didn't get a proper chance to chat to you and Shirean properly ........and there's plenty for us to talk about. For reasons I'd better not discuss I did three 3 am shifts so may not have been at my best at social interaction

It was great for my son Laurence to be able to help out too. He got a buzz from all that. But now he is catching up on his sleep. Bless! Glenn is such a witty guy as well as THE best musician of his era. I don't think he will ever forget the experience of being involved with the Voice of Rock. I won't.
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Old Jun-10-2008, 3:52 AM
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Excellent gig - Tarquin & I also agreed it was one of the best Glenn gigs we've seen.

Tarquin reckoned it COULD have been the best he's ever seen. For me, I certainly enjoyed it (even) more than the last few tours. Delighted to see Glenn finally (I hope) playing less Purple & putting the emphasis firmly on the solo stuff. (In an ideal world, personally I'd like to see a Trapeze song replace Mistreated too, but I ain't complaining!!!)

Sorry I didn't say 'hi', but I arrived fairly late & it was pretty packed, so I didn't spot anyone I knew (other than Tarquin, who I'd arranged to meet)....

Roll on September!!

love

TC
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Old Jun-10-2008, 12:35 PM
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....(In an ideal world, personally I'd like to see a Trapeze song replace Mistreated too, but I ain't complaining!!!)....

I agree Top Cat

With all the talk about funk lately, you'd think that inserting some Trapeze into the setlist would be a no-brainer. Hopefully we'll get some live Trapeze again one day

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I agree Top Cat

With all the talk about funk lately, you'd think that inserting some Trapeze into the setlist would be a no-brainer. Hopefully we'll get some live Trapeze again one day

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Yea...what that guy said!!!
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Old Jun-11-2008, 4:10 AM
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thank you very much for this photos..
amazing one is the duet Luis/JJ
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Old Jun-14-2008, 9:06 PM
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Icon34 Tribute to Mel as Glenn raises roof

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Glenn Hughes
The Robin 2, Bilston

by Ian Harvey

It was an emotional night as Midland rocker Glenn Hughes returned to his "home turf".

The Cannock-born, former Deep Purple bassist was in town to promote his new First Underground Nuclear Kitchen album.

But it was thoughts of another of his bands to the fore as Hughes spoke of his deep friendship and admiration for Mel Galley, the former Whitesnake guitarist with whom he played in Trapeze in the 70s, and who is terminally ill with cancer.

With members of Mel’s family in the audience, Hughes told how, as a 14 year old, he idolised the then 17-year-old guitarist.

"For me there was Clapton, Hendrix and Mel Galley. He is my oldest friend. I want you to raise the roof," Hughes said as he led the Robin 2 crowd chanting "Mel, Mel, Mel."

The gig had kicked off in a confident and unusual fashion, with no less than four tracks from the new album, all rock bravura underpinned with Hughes’ trademark funk stylings and astonishing voice soaring into the skies.

Looking lean, fit and happy, Hughes led his tight five-piece touring band through a two-hour set leaning heavily towards the new album.

Among the highlights of the night were new songs Crave and Love Communion, while Deep Purple’s Mistreated was stripped down and rebuilt as an extended funk rock number, with Hughes, at one point going solo in the spotlight, just his falsetto voice commanding total attention.

To mixed reactions, Los Angeles-based Wolves fan Hughes congratulated West Bromwich Albion on their promotion to the Premier League, before adding: "We’re gold and black people and we’re coming back!"

He also revealed that he should have an autobiography out later this year, but confessed that although he could remember the 70s, the 80 were a blank, a reference to his well catalogued fight with addiction.

The night finished with another Deep Purple number, Burn, but before that he had taken another of his left turns, as the song Soul Mover segued into the Carpenters’ Superstar for a brief while.

Never predictable but always giving 100 per cent, Hughes left the stage to rapturous applause and then spent as long as was needed meeting fans and signing memorabilia late into the night.

Hughes will be back at the Robin 2 in September to help celebrate the venue’s 10th anniversary, with a gig featuring unplugged and electric sets as well as a question and answer session with the audience.

Some pix from the gig can also be viewed by visiting:

http://www.expressandstar.com/2008/06/07/tribute-to-mel-as-glenn-raises-roof/
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thanks david for the review and the pix

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Old Jun-15-2008, 8:07 AM
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Good write-up by Ian Harvey

It sure would be nice to see/hear a video of one of these tributes to Mel that I've been reading about...also the segue into the Carpenters would be interesting to hear. If anyone has these and can post them, I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated

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...also the segue into the Carpenters would be interesting to hear. If anyone has these and can post them, I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated

Chip

Absolutely, Chip!

I can very well remember people shaking their heads in unbelief when I suggested here on the forum years ago, that Glenn should cover a Carpenters song.
Search is definitely my friend. Look here...

Clip anyone?

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Old Jun-16-2008, 2:56 PM
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also the segue into the Carpenters would be interesting to hear.

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Absolutely, Chip!

I can very well remember people shaking their heads in unbelief when I suggested here on the forum years ago, that Glenn should cover a Carpenters song.

Clip anyone?

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You guys must of missed it You can find that one attached to my Liverpool report posting
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Old Jun-16-2008, 3:44 PM
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Thanks, David!
Contrary to 25 other forum members, I never saw the attached file when I looked at the post (pics)
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Gotta say , it was a great night.....Here's a couple of pics I took..







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As did Christian, I missed that one also. Thanks David for the heads-up

Cool pics Wartypig.

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Just played that file for the first time. Wow! Glenn is sounding better than ever. Amazing range! Those pictures are sharp Wartypig, steady hand.
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Cheers guys....Glad you like em..

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Icon49 My Mistreated vid from the Robin2

Hey, i thought id share my vid from the Robin from June 6th when Glenn was over here in the Midlands!

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thank you !! great video !
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Bilston 6-6-08 photos

Just made a gallery for them....Please take a look and see what you think...

www.glennhughes.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/1969

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Aye I think we teamed up on the GRTR review for the one. Good work Warty!
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