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ABC Melbourne radio interview
Melbourne rehearsal with The Hoochie Coochie Men
to Drew Thompson
The Athenium, Melbourne (w/Hoochie Coochie
nicked the setlist off the stage:
Lowesome Trav (G)
Blus W/A Feeling (A)
Get Good Business (E)
Green Onions (D)
24/7 Blues (C)
Baby Please Don't Go (E)
Strange Brew (E)
I just Wanna Make (A)
You Need Love (E)
Aint No Justice (A)
New Old Lady (E)
Who's Been Talkin (E)
6 Strings Down (G)
Dust My Broom (D)
Little Red Rooster (A)
Chicken Shack (C)
Money Doesn't (C)
Last nights show was superb! Great to see such a fantastic Aussie
band playing with the Maestro. Jon was in good form throughout and
a few solos were absolutely majestic. The gig is/was great and I can't
wait for the video. Those Hoochie Coochie men really kick ass. Great
to see Bob Daisley on stage too - Ozzy's unsung hero. He wrote most
of the words and a lot of the music on Ozzy's first two solo albums,
and not to mention his Rainbow days where he was a great contributor.
My review will be short and sweet. Great company, great friends, and
the gig even better. I didn't know what to expect after hearing that
the original concept of playing Pictured Within, etc had been cancelled
due to Jon's thumb injury.
Let's say maybe it was reasonable compensation for the thumby injury
because we witnessed some great Aussie musicians strutting their stuff
with an absolute icon of the music world.
Jon said at one stage that next year will mark the 40th anniversary
of him being in the music industry - and the world of music is the
more richer for it as well.
It was great to see Jon enjoying himself and playing stuff that he
started doing about 40 years ago. The selection of songs they played
ranged from Hochie Coochie Men originals to covers like Little Red
Rooster, Cream etc. All played with passion and intensity from the
A few of Jon's solo's blew the venue down and at times almost also
blew the other guys off the stage. It took you back to the days where
Jon would let rip and play that Hammond hard.
As mentioned in the past I have no concept of whether someone is playing
in the right key or missed a note, I leave that to the experts, but
I felt the longer the gig went the sharper and more relaxed the band
Jon was at times overwhelmed by the support he was afforded and was
ever gracious and appreciative of the support - and it was well deserved.
I know there will be a recording of the Coolum gig and hopefully that
gig will be awesome (another purchase I feel coming up), and I know
I will be tuning into tonight's Sydney gig live via the web, just
to be able to listen gain to a great line-up.
It was another memorable evening spent with friends seeing another
aspect to everything that is Purple.
the gig tonite my friends in Sydney. Take your cameras as there is
plenty of opportunity to take happy snaps. I have uploaded a few shots
I took last night to my
Cheers and thanks for reading.