Mine would be:
3. Thin Lizzy
4. Stray Dog
5. Humble Pie
With Honorable mentions to..... Paris,Deep Purple,Wishbone Ash,Yes,Pat Travers Band,Detective,Led Zeppelin,Bad Co.,Automatic Man,Baker-Gurvitz Army:claphands
MK III line-up is my favorite without a doubt
Wanted the MK IV band to be my favorite, but Tommy's addiction got the best of him throughout most of his time with DP. It was a brilliant album though.
But I have to admit that I have a soft spot for MK II...especially the "Who Do We Think We Are" album. "Woman From Tokyo" and "Rat Bat Blue" still tear me up:guitarmet
Tommy Thompson was the keyboardist for Cookin' Mama. He also has played for Greg Allman's touring band, and is currently in a band called the Alameda All-Stars.
Will ask a couple of friends of mine that know these guys about the rest of the members.
Great List ....outside of Numbers 13 & 19, I've owned every one of those albums at one time or another. All of them Classics
Tommy was with the James Gang for 2 albums , "Bang" and "Miami". Both albums really showcased his guitar playing along with his songwriting ability. If you can find them, they're great albums to have. Roy Kenner's voice is reminiscent of GH's, and there is one song off of "Bang" called "The Devil Is Singing Our Song" that would have been a perfect showcase for Glenn
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Interesting.....that Glenn picked two of Free's albums as his numbers 2 and 4........
Free was not only a huge influence on Glenn, most musicians I know and have played with in the past have rated Free as one of their biggest influences , You can hear a lot of Free's style in the early Trapeze albums.
Glenn has also made reference many times to Andy Fraser of Free being his favorite bassist
I've always been a fan of Gemm,been able to find many hard to find CD's there
Play Me Out is a great CD, and one of my all-time Glenn faves. It was waaaaaaaaaaay ahead of its time for the day. I've always dreamed of seeing Glenn open one of his shows up with "I've Got It Covered"
Thanks Christian, yep, that was an excellent version of "Freedom" by BGA. They were the first band to ever cover that song that I can remember. Another great version was done by Paul Rodgers and Steve Lukather on the Los Lobotomys album
"Coast To Coast" will always be my favorite. "Why Don't You Stay" is a close second
Same thing happened to me!!! I sure hope everything is okay there!! Fedor has not posted anything about it at the site yet!!
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Right on, Chuck. Hot Wire is my favorite non-GH Trapeze album. "Midnight Flyer" was a huge hit in St. Louis when it came out. The Hold On album is a strong release also.
I agree!! Hot Wire is also my favorite non-Glenn Trapeze disc. Would have loved to have heard Glenn do "Turn It On".
Here's a copy of the review I posted at gh.com:
Like all great albums that have made it on to my "All Time Faves" list, Soul Mover took quite a few listenings to before the album as a whole really sunk in for me. And after reading all the great reviews everyone has posted, I wanted to put a bit of thought into this one.
First off, I'll reiterate what most people have said about Glenn's direction on this album. I'm really happy that GH is no longer letting the "...you can only do hard rock in the vein of Deep Purple if you want to succeed" mind set rule what he is going to do from now on. I've always been a fan of Glenn's because of his extreme diversity in the music he chooses to do. The Funk is a big part of Glenn's sound, and I'm ecstatic he's chosen to embrace it again. What set Trapeze apart from the pack so many years ago, and got them such a loyal cult following is the same formula that will carve out Glenn's current niche in the music world.
Soul Mover has a lot of Glenn's influences from the past and present in it, and several other people have already posted quite a few of the same feelings I've had about the album in general. Here's a few impressions I've got on the individual tracks.
SOUL MOVER - A Classic Driving Opener with a Great Hook, Most of Glenn's Rock Influences are all represented here. Navarro's solo is one of his best ever.
SHE MOVES GHOSTLY - Glenn's homage to his days in Purple, "You Fool No One" with a modern vibe.
HIGH ROAD - One of my favorites, a great hook again, along with almost a Stevie Wonder meets late 60's rock feel to it. Hope this is one he does on tour.
ORION - With it's ZEP-style intro and groove throughout, Glenn adds some very unique vocal arrangements to this one. I could see George Lynch doing this one with Glenn.
CHANGE YOURSELF - IMHO the most "Nurock" sounding track on the album. I hear traces of Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and the Chilis, but with amazing vocals!
LET IT GO - Seems to me to be the most personal statement that Glenn makes on the album about the direction his career and life are taking.
DARK STAR - If you wondered what Trapeze would have sounded like in the year 2005, this is your song! This one has all of Glenn's trademarks stamped all over it. I pray he does this one on tour as well!
LAND OF THE LIVING - Hendrix-style influences are all over this track. JJ does some great guitar work throughout, and Glenn's delivery is immaculate.
ISOLATION - Another great Hook! With the Santana/Motown feel at the beginning to its merge into classic HughesRock for the chorus, this song is the most musically diverse on the album.
MISS LITTLE INSANE - To me this track was reminiscent of Cheap Trick at their best with severe attitude! A driving rocker with JJ doing one of the most unique guitar solos since Page did "Radioactive".
We've come to expect Glenn to end his albums with Epic songs such as "Days Of Avalon", well on Soul Mover we get a real treat. Back to Back epics with LAST MISTAKE and DON'T LET ME BLEED! Both songs go through some great changes, Glenn and the band are in top form throughout both of these standout tracks.
As fans,We expect nothing but stellar performances from GH on both his Vocals and Bass Playing, and this album delivers Big Time on both! He plays with a conviction I haven't heard from him in years, and a renewed sense of direction in his songwriting. Chad's drumming is more passionate on this album than anything I've heard him do with RHCP, and I also agree that he is the "Perfect" drummer for Glenn! JJ has impressed me more on this album than any other, and his growth as a major guitar player is astounding. Unfortunately I felt that Ed Roth's keyboards were lost in the mix, but his talents were very evident. Maybe they were going for more of a "Guitar-Oriented" sound on this one.
Well, that's it Sport Fans! My take on what will probably end up being Glenn's most important album of the last 20 years.
Keep On Rockin' In The Free World,
Thanks for the link Todd! Great Interview, I've always been a fan of Luke's. Nice to see that Toto is still playing on their owns terms.
Well Grace, put the pouty lips away! Glenn stated on the Rockline interview last night that he is working on scheduling a couple of "Showcase" gigs in the U.S. with Chad for the next leg of the Soul Mover Tour.
I hope it happens
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Short and to the point. Gutted about point five though........:(
So Am I! , I believe this could have been Glenn's most popular collaboration with anyone to date. But I'm sure the new Iommi/Hughes will get good recognition.
Thanks David, I'll definitely listen to the Rockline Interview. Maybe I will see if I can get through their lines to ask Glenn if it doesn't show up at Amazon by that time.
I know I'll be getting an Import copy before hand but...
Has anyone heard about a confirmed release date for "Soul Mover" in the U.S.?
I went to Sanctuary's site, but they make no mention of it yet.
I can't add much to the great reviews everyone else has posted except to say, get a copy of "You Are the Music...We're Just the Band" by Trapeze.
IMHO, this is where you'll hear virtually all of Glenn's initial influences and style that have been on every album he's done since.
In fact, "Soul Mover" sounds like its going to be the YATM...WJTB, of the 2000s for Glenn. But that's just my opinion.;)
A wish for a wonderful and prosperous New Years to All
And may 2005 bring about the long-awaited re-birth of Glenn's touring career in the U.S.
Another great place I've found to order GH CD's, and any other hard to-find CD, is this company.
They actually have a listing of all the import and domestic distributors that have a particular title available, plus they give you ratings on the companies.