From deep negotiations to Deep Purple

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  • Actually when Hush was recorded in 1968 by Deep Purple, Rod Evans was the Vocalist with Nick Simper on Bass. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover replaced Evans and Simper in 1969.

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  • If you're going to be pedantic, at least get it right. The vocalist on Deep Purple's version of Hush, recorded in 1968, was Rod Evans. Ian Gillan didn't join until 1969.

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  • Unless, of course, this was a reference to the re-recorded version in 1988, which did include Ian Gillan.

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  • I am the "aggrieved lawyer" and if you read the response correctly it says that the track was rerecorded by Purple with Gillan on vocals. Sorry for my pedantry but it's important to get our rock trivia correct. Lol.

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  • Given the litany of factual errors in the Deep Purple shambles, allayed to the inconsistent and sometimes downright sixth-form stylings of these "funny" emails (admittedly, they've improved markedly in the last month or so), as well as the usual slew of grammatical/spelling mistakes, I'm surprised to hear that The Lawyer has sub-editors at all. I was under the assumption that whoever subbed most of the copy on this website was permanently drunk on a lethal cocktail of irn bru and vodka & sodas....

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  • Just to clarify the original email (of which I was the author) I said that the track was rerecorded with Gillan on vocals. We all know that Evan and Simper were in the original line up and that they weren't as good as their replacements. Can you imagine the original line up doing Black Night, Woman from Tokyo etc? Methinks not.

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  • ...and of course in the spirit of continuing the pedantry, and getting back to the original thrust of the story on Deep Purple vs Kula Shaker, you all know that Joe South originally wrote Hush in 1967, when it reached 52 on the Billboard US charts, and Purple (with Rod Evans on vocals) merely covered it.

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