Thursday, February 9, 2012

Steve Morse Solo Speech In A Interview


"The last 18 years of Deep Purple have been pretty much unpack the suitcase, wash your clothes, pay the bills, fix things that are broken and start packing your suitcase," says Morse, who, like any professional musician, appreciates a steady gig, especially one that lets him stretch out alongside a top-notch band.
"I had my doubts as to whether it was going to work with them," the Ohio-born musician confides, "but as luck would have it, we happened to come across with great chemistry. I was surprised, frankly, that they were such good musicians.
"Don't tell them I said that," he adds, laughing. "They really blew me away with how good they were playing. They were all pulled into the band because they were exceptional."

"They wanted a guitarist that wasn't the same as Ritchie and I had no problem being different," he says. "The idea was where do we go from here, as opposed to how do we best present where we were. A lot of that is Roger's way of thinking."
"Because recording is not anything you can realistically expect to make an income off, it has to be timed. Any time a tour comes up, it gets pushed aside," he explains.

When they are in writing mode, Morse's job is to contribute lots of musical ideas. The others pick the ones they think would work and they tackle them as a group. "I encourage everyone, if you're going to bring something in, don't bring in a finished piece because then it's not a group effort," Morse says. "The idea is to get everybody involved in every piece and that really keeps our group identity going."

"It started with me going to make a prog-rock album with Neal," says Morse. "So we got together and wrote some stuff, and then it shifted from being prog rock to actually being very accessible material. And of course, it's not us trying to be 20 years old and trying to look cool. We just love music and have a lot of experience doing it."