Posts by willem

    Michael: Ronnie Romero and Dino Jelusick are two multi functional young singers in the tradition of Deep Purple, Rainbow and Whitesnake.

    Ronnie R. was a his best with Rainbow (singing the Dio stuff) and Dino: A good stand in for Coverdale during the recent Whitesnake tour: He was the guy who sang the high vocal lines (when Coverdale pointed his mike to the audience).

    Dead Daisies: What I heard was that he did a great job as temporary stand in for Glenn.

    For me personal: Glenn is something special: The best hardrock singer in the world (at that age is amazing) and a superb bass player. So thanks to Dino, but Great if Glenn is back for the US Tour.

    For the fans in the USA: go and see the Diasies during the coming tour. Together with Glenn the band is extra special and much better than on the studio recordings: a must see:thumbup:

    jerklund: what I mean by “melodic” is “more melodic” en less gothic and doomy than a lot on the Higher Ground album.

    Shine On sounds lighter, more like we know from old school Daisies.

    Holy Ground has some very good songs on it, like Bustle and Flow, My Fate and Far Away, but I don’t like the production a lot (compressed guitars, and very thick with hardly openings). The album could be much better, when Glenn produced it. In fact the songs from Holy Ground sounded live (I was in Bochum Germany, last month) much better and more open than on the album. Very good songs indeed.

    The two songs, so far from the new album seem to have a more open sound (on my phone that is). I’ve seen Glenn en Doug also with acoustic guitars on some clips that David posted: so I hope the new album will sound better, more open and more diverse (more dark and light) on it 8)

    Shine On: up tempo and more kind of old school Daisies style. Radio friendly. Getting better each time I listen to it. Great tune. Brian’s drums fit very good in this song. Doug’s guitar is less darker here, but melodic and powerful. David is riffing like a madman and Glenn lays down a solid bassline and melodic vocals: Shine On :)

    Radiance is a very good song during the European concerts. The audience reacts very enthusiastic at this song. It fits very well in the setlist. Heavy sound (Doug playing a sort of Iommi riff, but more modern), but also groovy and melodic.

    Glenn’s singing in that number is more melodic (introspective?) and not with full power. Very good.

    The sound of the studio version sounds also good : more open sounding like the heavy songs on the Resonate album and not so compressed like Holy Ground (as far I can hear from YouTube).

    Very promising for the new album (August release, told Glenn during the Bochum concert).

    It’s promising what the European shows with Whitesnake will bring for Glenn and The Dead Daisies: As we all can see and hear is David struggling with the high pitch vocals and Glenn is like a force of nature getting better with the years: Maybe a version of Burn together? (David and Glenn both singing their own lines, would be nice) 8)

    The show in Bochum was superb.

    The gig was at the Matrix, a old industrial factory building with a gothic atmosphere.

    Perfect for the Dead Daisies and Holy Ground.

    The opener was Unspoken from the Holy Ground album and it was directly clear: the sound was superb: loud but crystal clear (great guy behind the mixing desk). Each instrument could be heard perfectly. Most of all: Glenn’s voice was amazing.

    This was about my 20th Glenn Hughes (involved) concert and his voice seems to get better and better.

    The party went on with a older song: Rise Up and that was what the crowd did. Party time.

    One of the highlights of the evening was the new song Radiance: Doug was heavy riffing on this song and Glenn’s voice and grooving bass brought this song even higher. If this will be the standard for the new album: it will be even better than the last one.

    Bustle and Flow and The dark and moody My Fate where two other major highpoints of this concert.

    Deep Purple’s Mistreated was a welcome bluesy intermezzo in the show with again the excellent voice of rock Glenn Hughes. The covers Fortunate Son en Midnight Moses brought the party to a point of no return.

    Holy Ground was the powerfull conclusion of the regular set.

    The encores where the excellent Daisies oldie Long way to go, starting with the enthousiastic riffing of David Lowy (the guy is really having big fun on stage) and the furious Burn. In Burn Glenn singing is superb again, the line “ The true and only Voice Of Rock.

    Dead Daisies rule, for sure!

    The setlist on the photo is Doug’s list of the Bochum show :)143FA61E-6DF1-41E7-9749-F8C01AA857B3.png


    I listened some more to the Holy Ground album the last few weeks. It’s still growing on me. My favourites after some weeks intensive listening are the title song Holy Ground, My Fate, Chosen and Justified, Righteous Days and Far Away. I can hear why Glenn is still the voice of rock.

    The new song Radiance from the new album seems to be even better: Wow 8)

    Reeperbahn Hamburg where the Beatles played a lot in the Starclub, early in their career.

    Now the city where The Dead Daisies doing their rehearsels for the upcoming tour.

    Looking very forward to this tour, after two and a half years of restrictions and lockdowns , it’s time to rock again. Especially looking forward to see Brian behind the drums. Never before seen him live, great drummer :thumbup:

    I really like Radiance. Heavy riffing guitar, like a more groovy doom kind of Sabbath. Good singing by Glenn, with his somewhat softer voice (not full force) that I like a lot.

    Looking forward to the show, in two weeks in Germany. Time to rock again:thumbup:

    I agree that Resonate and Holy Ground have both a very heavy and groovy sound. But for me Resonate is the better album. Very good songs and very diverse, heavy rock with also funk and softer moments.

    I also prefer the production of Resonate more (by Glenn and Soren Anderson): a more open sound. And last but not least: the big difference between these two albums is the hammond sound by master Lachey Doley on Resonate: that is the big plus for me.

    On Holy Ground there are (for me) seven great songs. The production gives a very full and thick sound with two guitarists, but I like more a kind of old school approach production-wise, with a more open sound.

    But there a some excellent songs on Holy Ground which I like to experience live in Europe, next month :)

    At the time of release I was not a huge fan of Holy Ground. The old school Daisies sounded different and I was used to that. I was (and still am) a huge fan of Glenn’s solo work. Resonate is one of my favourite Glenn albums.

    But after listening more to the Dead Daisies Holy Ground album my opinion has changed for the good. This album grew on me a lot. It’s heavier that the older Daisies albums, but better. Glenn’s singing and bass is amazing. So is Doug’s guitar work. Very heavy but melodic and with a great groove in it. Holy Ground, the title song is amazing and so is Bassline (the bass in that song is killer). Bustle and Flow is also amazing (like a heavy Zeppelin song) and there are lots of good songs on this Dead Daisies album: Holy Ground, looking forward to hear it live in Europe in two months :)

    I hope that this tour will go on. Finally it’s time to rock again. Some (USA) bands, like Satriani’s band, are pushing the concert dates to 2023 due to covid restrictions. Why no touring, there are hardly any restrictions in Europe now. So it’s time to rock again.I hope to catch Glenn and his friends in the Matrix in Bochum, Germany. Looking forward to it.

    As a lurker on the German Deepest Purple forum (Snakebite), I’ve read the very sad news, that our long time forum contributor, Yvonne (Lioness) has recently passed away.

    Very, very sad to know that.

    When I started on this forum, a long time ago, Yvonne was one of the first digital friends here on board.

    She posted lots of interesting stuff here on the forum and on the German Forum and the Highway Star.

    A super Deep Purple and Glenn Hughes fan: Yvonne thanks for all you gave this forum and rest in peace: You will be missed here,

    Willem :(