31 - Henge End, Loose not, drop inn, over the pond again, annoying?, proposals
What ever happened to the stone henge stage set from the Sabbath tour?
I'd love to buy it. I'd put it up in my yard and piss off the neighbors.
Also, Have you ever sung any of the Born Again songs since you've left
Sabbath? Will you ever sing them again?
As far as I know 'Stonehenge' could be still languishing in it's
container(s) in a dockyard somewhere. I will contact the design company
LSD (Light and Sound Design), see if anyone there can remember what
happened to it. No I haven't sung any of those songs since leaving
Sabbath, but I was just re-reading the lyrics to 'Trashed' which is now up
on 'Wordography' and I sang it through to myself whilst having a laugh.
Maybe one day I'll do it with someone or other, you never can tell.
The Caramba research team have replied as follows:
I spoke to the people at LSD (they were great). They said that the
Stonehenge stage set was scrapped in the U.S. after the 'Sabbath tour' but
they still have the model. It was going to be donated as an auction prize
for a children's charity but at the time was touring around rock museums
all over the world as part of an exhibition, so they still have it! A
great little bit of Rock history!!
Hope this info is helpful. Take care,
From: email@example.com (John Victor Oetomo)
hallo Ian ( papa G..)
I wonder, why you never did a title track such as Loosen my string on
stage? I love that Purpendicular song,.... and I enjoying the aviator too.
We did rehearse 'Loosen my Strings' once but for some reason it didn't get
in the show. Probably because of the other material. Maybe one day. We
have done 'The Aviator' many times.
From: Bartletts@NBWCrosherJames.com (Stuart Bartlett)
I seem to remeember that Mr Iommi was suprised at your drinking
capabilities during your time with BS. Due to a stroke of good fortune and
ability my cousin lives two doors down and so I suggest a quiet drink in
the Warwickshire countryside soon?
A long time fan
Well, I must admit I didn't spill much in those days. The schedule for the
Feb tour is pretty heavy but we'll see what we can do.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Steven Veinger)
I have the Deepest appreciation for you and the rest of Purple. I hope to
one day meet up with you for a drink or 2 (on me of course). When is the
band going to tour the states again?
Thanks for the offer. I hear strong rumours about a lengthy tour in North
America next summer (2002). No details or confirmations yet, watch THIS
From: email@example.com (Bettina Demus)
Since I have read your last answer in the forum, I have a guilty
conscience. Are fans who meet you after the concerts annoyingly? I can
think for me, that your be after the "tough job" on the stage very tired .
I met you in Dresden in this year and also had this impression. You were
very tired and "ready". Please, excuse, if it prepared you effort, to
answered my questions. It was nevertheless a very beautiful experience and
in future I will enjoy your concerts and go home happily after this .
Merry Christmas! Tina
That was the buzz phrase last year, it got quite depressing after a while,
people telling me I looked tired when I felt great. Anyway thanks for your
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joasia Ostrowiecka)
Singing your songs is a real challenge.They aren't easy. NO NO NO
(constantly up-to-date) is a relax... I've just got a record BORN AGAIN
and these songs texts are printed not for reading. What an awful type
face! Looking at these letters, I feel as if somebody pushed me away:"Not
for you!", so I'm thankful for the Wordography; I've found there TRASHED
and BORN AGAIN. I'll try BORN AGAIN. One can say heavy metal isn't for
women, only pop. Nix. I detest pop. I'll sing heavy metal songs, I don't
care someone likes it or not. SUGGESTION: If you intend to extend your
Wordography, I propose:CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE (the most interesting,
especially an instrumental base), GUT REACTIONS and HANG ME OUT TO DRY(how
an interesting title!) I heard them lately: your solo records are very
original. Now I'm making at least 20-years backwardness. If not Deep
Purple records, I'd never decide to sing again. My own family indisposed
me to sing many years ago. Now, oodles work to huddle over. Have you ever
felt your throat tight? Sometimes I feel as if someone strangled
me:"You'll never manage!" I WILL MANAGE. I'm managing now. Your music
keeps up my spirits.
Thanks once again.
Thanks for your letter, good to hear from a fellow singer. 'Hang me out to
dry' is a cool song, great groove. Yes I had a tight throat from time to
time when I was younger. I worked it out though, it was tension for one
reason or another. Mostly if the music isn't loud enough and you feel
exposed when you're trying to give it some wellie (wellington boot, boot,
all you've got). No point singing in one room when the band is next door;
with the hard stuff you have to fight your way throughto make it work.