Posts by trapfan

    I just happen to prefer Glenn's voice when he was in the Trapeze the first time around. It had an earthy rawness to it that he used to great effect. Saying that, he's probably a better singer now, with more strings to his bow, but timbre is always a personal thing. For example, Phil Collins is undoubtedly a good singer but I can't stand the sound coming out his mouth! But in many ways, Glenn's voice is as good now as it ever was, and he's pretty unique in that respect when you look at how many of the vocalist 'gods' are completely off the mark now. We all know who they are...

    YATM. It was Trapeze's swansong. Afterwards Mel soldered on valiantly and 'Hot Wire' was a great album. But to me, 'Trapeze' will always mean Glenn, Mel and Dave. And their finest hour was YATM. One can only wonder how things would have turned out if Deep Purple had not poached Glenn and Trapeze had been allowed to evolve naturally.

    I think PMO is a terrific album. It was recorded in a relatively small studio called Lee Sound Studios in Pelsall, England. I was fortunate enough to be present at some of the sessions and it was great seeing and hearing the tracks evolve. Andy Field (RIP), one of Glenn/Trapeze's road crew asked me if I'd got any gear that may be of use in the sessions. I loaned my Fender Twin Reverb and it was used on some of the tracks. For me, the album stands the test of time and I have friends who think that it is still Glenn's best solo album.

    Whether or not Dave was truly guilty, I have no knowledge. What I THINK however is that he has been treated shoddily by many people in the rock industry. You only have to read the many biographies to get a taste of the things that rock musicians got up, in many cases we're talking about having sex with minors and possibly rape, although it would obviously never say the latter in the books. And that kind of stuff is recorded in a jovial, 'we were just having fun', matter of fact, it was the done thing manner in many biographies. It's well documented. I am not qualified to compare one sexual misdemeanour with another, but as I understand it, what Dave was guilty of is not so terrible compared to some of the things that I have read about and people have not been brought to book about. We're talking about perpetrators who are mega stars - much bigger than Dave. Yet in the wake of his conviction, many of these people has disassociated themselves from Dave. Oh how clean and smug they must feel. Let he who is without guilt cast the first stone. I feel sorry for Dave and I'd like to think that he will accepted back into the music industry. Out of interest, being a muso myself I used to hang out in a certain Cannock pub with the local musicians, Mel Galley and sometimes Dave included. I always found Dave to be a really nice bloke and in my mind, one of the best rock drummers of all time. He wasn't called 'Mr Time' by his bandmates in Trapeze for nothing. I wish Dave well should he or any of his close friends read this.