Well...actually both Melbourne and Adelaide to be precise But first off, here is the set list from the Adelaide gig
Might Just Take Your Life
Muscle And Blood
Coast To Coast
This Time Around
You Keep On Moving
Here's a little write-up from both gigs, courtesy of Electric Mary's (support band), singer Rusty.
After driving Glenn around for a day and too scared to say a thing about firstly being a fan, and secondly being a member of the support band, the ice was broken by Drew Thompson when I eventually had to say my name haha.
We've done two shows so far, the first gigs soundcheck was hounded by in ears and foldback problems, I watched Glenn from afar work the crew until he got something near audible from his foldback. no anger, no tantrums ,lets just get it as good as we can then.
Around 10.45 that night a room full of Glenn Hughes fans picked up their collective jaws when he went from Stormbringer to Might Just Take Your Life to Muscle And Blood.
One guy [I had heard later] had asked for his money back because he believed Glenn was miming [idiot] there was no miming here - Glenn has a gift and everyone [minus the idiot] knew it.
You Keep On Moving, This Time Around, Mistreated, Holy Man, Sail Away, Glenn had taken us on a journey that will be remembered for a very long time.
He infiltrated every Deep Purple song with a piece of the person he is today, but he never took anything away from the songs original soul. [and the smiles never left the room]. For me it's both a massive pleasure and a royal pain in the ass singing on the same stage as Glenn
It was also a pleasure to watch the people mouthing the lyrics of the latest offerings from Glenn, Soul Mover and Love Communion went down a treat.
The second show took us to Adelaide there were three bands on and we were on first so it gave me time to dry off get myself a drink and watch the night unfold.
The intro was a massive explosion of guitars, drums, keys, bass, and Glenn wailing from the bottom to the top of his range.
It was then I realized that's how we start our shows [oops] I cringed for a few seconds then thought phuck it if your gonna steal, steal from the best [as we did]
Unlike the first night this show had a real looseness about it, there was more jamming, more of Glenn taking it where he wanted rather than just doin what the band knew [the boys had to be on their toes] hand signals, head nods, arms wavin, I felt for them a few times but that quickly changed into jealousy, they were playin with Glenn Hughes, lucky bastards, they better be ready.
His improvisation at the end of mistreated is truly an eargasm.
As I trundled off to bed last night with the last two days going round my head at the speed of a formula one race car, I kinda had a little chuckle to myself and thought yeah, "Puck yeah"
Two Down one to go
Sound like he's been F U N K'd too
Pictures Courtesy: Gavin Warren