- 05 Sep 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Therapy? perform 'Gloria', and Andy Cairns shares his reflections on Van's music.
Originally formed in 1989, Therapy? built up a reputation in the '90s for their powerful hard rock sound. Over the course of their remarkable career, the band have sold over two million albums worldwide – releasing their most recent album, Cleave, in 2018.
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"We had been playing ‘Gloria’ since the band began in 1989. It’s a wonderful song to play in rehearsals, and as younger musicians fuelled by the hardcore scene, its proto-punk relevance wasn’t lost on us. In our version, we’ve applied a Beckettian brio to boil the tune to its barest bones."
Watch Therapy? perform 'Gloria' below:
Up next on 'Rave On, Van Morrison':
- Sun Sept, 6, Jealous Of The Birds Saint Dominic's Preview (7pm); Kaz Hawkins Full Force Gale
Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Hozier, Sinéad O’Connor, Gary Lightbody, Damien Rice, Imelda May and Damien Rice, as well as special homages from international artists Brandon Flowers, Steve Van Zandt and Matt Berninger. In addition, you'll find the highlights of our recent exclusive interview with Van – who discusses the Belfast he grew up in, ‘Gloria’, Jim Morrison, Lenny Bruce, the real inspiration for Astral Weeks and his extraordinary work as a songwriter.
This historic publication is a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to order now.