Glenn - thank you so much for coming on and clearing that up. I really feel for you with the whole subject of Tommy. No doubt it's been very hard for you. I can tell from pictures of the time that you guys were great friends.
Who am I to judge? No one. I wasn't there; I didn't and don't know the circumstances - but thanks for providing them here. The evidently erroneous material in Tommy's book was misleading, and just got me to thinking. I believe you that Tommy had moved on from Karen and that he gave you his blessing. The way I see it - it's probably better to have someone you know and love with your ex than some stranger. I'm sorry that the Tommy book is giving people some false information.
I really am a huge fan of yours - have all your recordings, starting back with when I first heard the song "Burn" - your part really stood out to me. I then got all the Trapeze albums, and everything from then to now. I've driven hundreds of miles several times to see you play, so I really appreciate all the great art you have given to the world. I apologize for anything untrue, thus hurtful I may have said in my last post.
Really enjoyed the book. Commend Glenn highly for emerging from the STORM of monumental proportions that he went through, and coming clean, revealing a lot of unsavory material about himself. That isn't easy. Was a little disappointed about the whole "hooking up with Tommy's long-time sweetheart" chapter. I would have thought there'd be some regret there. And after reading Tommy's book it was clear Tommy wasn't over her completely. I wasn't there so it's hard to know how to think about it, but don't you stay away from your best friend's girl? Maybe Karen seduced Glenn to get back at Tommy for him cheating on her, who knows? BUt Glenn ultimately went along with it. I hate playing the moralist, just felt Glenn may have brushed over that topic a bit too quickly. A very painful subject for Glenn no doubt, considering what befell Tommy not that long after. Maybe there was truth to what Glenn said about Tommy giving him his blessing, asking just that he treat Karen well. I just can't get out of my mind the image of Tommy, just hours before he died, calling Karen to ask her to marry him, and she telling Tommy she's going to marry Glenn, and then Tommy just putting the phone down, not even hanging it up, laying there in stunned silence. Tommy's accountable for his own actions - though of course there very well may have been foul play that night originating with Barry Fey, it's just hard for me to endure anything that caused Tommy pain, and I wish Glenn had expressed some misgiving for taking up with his best friend's girl, if that was called for. Not having been there I don't really know. But as a rule.....ya know? But I really should shut up: I' m no one to judge. A youthful indiscretion, and I think psychically Glenn paid, big-time, over the years. Anybody have any thoughts on this? Am I way off base?
I tend to wish for Glenn the same as Chris, the starter of this thread, namely that Glenn would go into his next solo album with no pre-determined ideas about what KIND of music he's going to make. And I think a lot of people missed the point that Chris made in his second post, which was that he feels that if Glenn did that -- tried to simply make the best possible album he could (which to me is the feeling that the Trapeze and the Purple albums Glenn did and some of Glenn's solo albums have) and took his time until he was honestly totally happy with what he'd done that that kind of album would sell better than pre-conceiving that "the album will be rock" - even if that is what the market research points to how he should approach his next solo project. In other words, the point Chris and I are trying to make is that quality will trump, and eventually serve Glenn better than trying to appeal to what he imagines to be his present-day core audience. That's my wish. That the only guidelines Glenn has is that he wants to make music that he is honestly and deeply happy with, and that includes the productions of it, the sound of it. The best albums, in my opinion, e.g. something like (well, nothing's like...) Teaser, have about 5 genres represented on them. Albums where you never know what you're going to get next, where there are pleasant surprises around every corner, but with all of them you walk away saying "wow, that's just plain good music." I think that is all that Chris and I are advocating here. Good, honest, close-to-his-heart Glenn Hughes music. All barriers and boxes be damned! And of course that philosophy totally enables him to rock too when he feels like it.
Hey Glenn - huge fan here since I first heard the bridge in the song Burn on Cincinnati radio in 1974, now living in Boston.
Here are 2 questions for ya (as Mr. Coverdale might say): There are times when I hear songs that I feel would be fantastic for you to cover. Fairly often they aren't particularly famous songs, but great songs nonetheless. I just wish there was a way to get these songs to you for your consideration for possible covers. Is there a way to do that?
Also, have you ever considered doing a Duets cd with various female singers? I think that could be terrific. I know a woman singer who now lives in Florida with whom I'd love to hear you sing, because I feel your voices would work wonderfully together. I think if the right songs were chosen, and the right women to sing with, this idea could produce some splendid music. Any reactions to this notion? Thanks!