Posts by chrisloeb

    Water at room temperature is my choice, lots of it, cause you sweat it out anyway during a gig.
    I used to be as crazy to do lead vocals, bass and keyboard pedals simultaneously (Rush-style), but I have given that up in favour of Vocals/Bass only (Glenn style).
    Still I'm having trouble to quit smoking. Yet my voice has gotten a harder edge from that, but I know it won't get better over the years.
    As for Greg Lake: I saw ELP in Japan back in 1992 and was shocked how bad Lake's voice had turned. He lost it twice during that show...
    I remember reading in an interview that his problems were alc/smoke influenced, but he quit that a while ago, and since then his range has become a little better. Proof? Anybody?
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Hi all,

    as promised - here's the "Highway Roller" - bit from the Bonus Multimedia CD of Ryo Okumoto's new Album! Thanks to my "little" brother Andy!!!!

    Please note, that we had to use a higher compression method and reduce the frames per sec. in order to get the file-size as small as possible. Therefore pic & sound are still a little out of sync, as on the original CD.

    Anyway, Glenn is great, and so are the other guys in the video (especially Okumoto's small son)!

    Enjoy!!!
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    ...just came back from the Manic Street Preachers Show - they're from Wales aswell. Anyway, don't want to bother you any longer off topic, I just thought they were great.
    CL

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    I'm working on it, thanks to my younger brother who is a Multimedia Producer...
    Watch out for the clip in the Media Centre -should be online in about 24 hours (see, I still have to go to work, and then there's a Manic Street Preachers gig tomorrow/today in Vienna!)
    Chris

    OK, we need another 24 hours - compression didn't work out, the clip is still 27MBs - too much!
    Stay tuned. CL

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Hi,
    Just watched the Making of Video on Okumoto's new Album (Bonus disc -see my posting above), and Glenn is in it!!!
    He's in the opening sequence (for a second or two) and then featured prominently in the Highway Roller section (ca. 2 mins.)
    You get to see the musicians (Okumoto's son on drums, Steve Lukather on guitar, Spock's Beard's bass player and Glenn) record their parts in the studio. Picture and sound are not synchronized correctly, but that doesn't really matter.
    The whole thing is QuickTime and 262MBs large, I'll see if I can extract the Highway Roller bit, just in case the Edition I have got is limited.
    Keep you informed!
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Just recently I was going through some old Videotapes and found an old documentary about Uriah Heep. I haven't heard the LoneStar Song, but I gave the Conquest CD another spin (which I haven't done in years).
    What I thought about John Sloman in the Video (and on the CD) was, that he was a singer with an average voice (good technique, but no power), and that he was obviously more going for the good looks (long blond hair...hey, it was the beginning of the Eighties...)
    As for Gary Moore: In the early Eighties he probably changed his singers more often than his ___________ (insert your choice). In my opinion he should've have been singing his songs himself in the first place - what he began to do around 1983/84. Charlie Huhn was really funny though. Anybody remember that guy?
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Hi,
    got the CD today! Glenn's Vocal on Highway Roller is simply amazing! No need to say more!
    or... wait : one more thing I didn't know: The CD comes in a slipcase (Limited Edition?) with a Bonus Multimedia CD (Making Of) - I'll check that tonight to see if there are any Glenn bits. I'll let you know!
    ...and one more thing for Progressive Fans: This is a must-have Album!
    Best, Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    I saw the pic John, looks like you had a great time, yet I have a very different story - I could've met Glenn here in Vienna, but gave waiting after two hours . Hope I get a second chance...
    Glenn was sick that night, since he mistakenly drank a bottle of vinegar instead of water, and that was probably the reason why he left the venue out the back right after the show. Unfortunately none of the fans waiting were told.
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Hi there,
    Bass/Vocals - so do I, and I'm sure, we're not alone out there. As for Glenn, you're right -there can be only one, but if I remember what John Wetton played (!!!!!) and sang in the 70ies, he's a very very very close second place.
    Cheers,
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Nice clip!
    I have the strange feeling though, that this is the end for HTP, even if MTM say that there's another Album in the can. True?
    As for the pic - hard to name everybody, Fedor.
    Yet I do remember the Bass Tech especially (light blue shirt), who messed Glenn's gear up in Vienna...
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Hi Shirl,
    everyone's having problems there and then, and I can tell you, I went through heavy problems in my job (on Friday, Sept. 13th -no joke!).
    When I saw Glenn perform "Mistreated" on the 17th, I had tears in my eyes, overwhelmed with the whole situation and what I saw and heard that night.
    There's only one life for everyone of us. Live it!
    Best,
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    David, Thanks for the Video - it's been a while...

    About a year and a half ago, I started to archive my vinyl on the computer, including the "sacred" 12inch of America (What Time Is Love).
    As I thought the Single Version was too short, the 12inch Version too long and the music in the Video edited sloppy, I created my own edit of the song, which I'd like too share here (hope, it's allowed!).
    So, please tell me what you think!
    Chris

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Yeah, it's been seven years.

    I remember that time very well. From 1992-1996 was my first job in a record store. I remember very well when "Blues" came out, cause a few days earlier, there was a Deep Purple documentary on TV, and I could never forget that bass player in the white suit with the amazing voice...

    A couple of days later one of my colleagues showed me the new Glenn Hughes CD, played it, and from then on... well you can imagine the rest!

    The same colleague told me three years later that Glenn Hughes had cut his hair and that there was going to be a new Album, and I remember the very moment I had this Info sheet in my hand and ordered my copy and the "Save Me Tonight" Single from the industry.

    My favourite from the "Feel" Album will always be "Coffee and Vanilla" , "Maybe Your Baby" coming very close on second place, and I'm still having high hopes that Glenn will do an Album with just Stevie Wonder songs someday...

    Chris :)

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"

    Yes, Axe, my man - I was standing right next to you. Even though I'm well known more as a quiet character at concerts, I caught myself "hands in the air" !!

    Mistreated was a blast, Seventh Star the big surprise.

    I'm only glad I've never had vinegar instead of water, I'd still be sick today. Glenn can tell the whole story!

    Cheers!

    "The Boy Can Sing The Blues"