Roger Glover- Deep Purple

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Luke S Mouse, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Luke S Mouse

    Luke S Mouse Guest

    Jun 5, 2009
    I just stumbled across this isolated rhythm section on youtube and put it on my mp3 player and forgot about it. Then it comes on when I'm driving today and Glover and Paice are so damn tight and groovy while still holding down the end for what is typically considered to be a band credited for being a forefather of heavy metal.

    Listen for yourself folks, what do you guys think, etc.
  2. As far as I know, that's a Ric, and sounds great! I had a few in the early 80's, then got back into them in the mid 90's. Perhaps its just me, but none I owned in the 90's, or later sounded like the older ones.
  3. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    nice find; good stuff, totally dig it
  4. This playing is tight, simple and very effective (we know) in the context of the song and other instruments. I love this band from this era. I'm not diminishing it one little bit. The later run into the higher register before the end of the break (first 1:20) reminds me of a simplified Entwistle run. His tone is very effective as well. Rock solid, air-tight.
  5. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    I know that many people say this, but I consider DP to be hard rock. Nothing about them is even vaguely reminiscent of metal to my ears.

    In any case, great line; classic flats on a 4001 w/ a pick.
  6. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I LOVE DP from this era. solid, tight, and great tunes...each member of the band is
    at the top of his game. This LP came out when I was a Jr in high school...great memories from listening to this music always come back to me.
  7. tbz


    Jun 28, 2013
    I've always thought Glover was an incredibly under appreciated bassist. In Rock was constantly playing on my CD player around the time I started getting serious with bass.
  8. Godfather


    Feb 4, 2001
    this made my day !
  9. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    They were proto-metal along with Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Blackmore's guitar style was a huge early influence on neo-classical guitarists, and Lord forged a path for later keyboardists in the genre. Together they generally brought classical into metal, which (in my eyes) makes it immeasurably better.

    On the topic of the rhythm section, I have never heard a metal rhythm section swing quite as well as Glover-Paice did in Pictures of Home.
  10. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    if metal today sounded anything like this than I might actually listen to it, sadly not much today even remotely resembles this.

    Its probably a Rick, not so sure its flats with a pick, more like rotos and maybe a pick
  11. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Paice is incredible
  12. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Roto 77 flats on a Rick 4001, classic sound and great playing.
  13. roger is the reason I play bass.
  14. SlingBass4


    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    Fun stuff :cool:
  15. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    I have a hard time believing those are flats boys, they sound mighty zingy to my ears, and this is coming from someone who has played flats for a good many years.
    unless the roto flats sound remarkably similar to the swing bass set.
  16. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    +1, so underrated!!
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    They do when they're new. But I always thought he used Roto rounds.
  18. I am with you on that one. I am also not sure I hear the sound of a pick until the flourishes at the very end.

    Killer track, no matter what. Thanks to the OP for posting it.

  19. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    I was playing along with this last night with my one bass that is strung with rounds, while not a rick bass it gets a good similarity, I was playing fingerstyle and could nail the part except that ending where it definitly sounds like he's using a pick. I know from seeing him play live he alternates fingerstyle and using a plectrum depending on the tune. Im afraid I dont remember what he did on this one though.
  20. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Glover is really good but Paice is a straight beast on drums. Right up there with Bonham as far as being able to "swing" the kit which seems to be almost a lost art among the kids coming up today.