Primary Instrument: Drums
Born in Detroit, drummer and composer Glenn Johnson studied percussion with Allen G. Smith, and studied music at Cass Tech High School. After playing in assorted basements, garages, theaters, and jams, he joined with Dimitri Mugianis in 1977 to form Mr. Unique and the Leisure Suits (later Leisure Class).
At the Drummer's Collective in New York, he studied with Duduka Da Fonseca, Frank Malabe, Ricky Sebastian and Bob Weiner; and later studied privately with Joe Morello.
Glenn's compositions have been featured on WGPR TV and radio; The Better Than Average Stupid Variety Show, Night Light TV; the videos Concrete, Live With a Bag of Cement, Arachnovision, Silent Voices, and Paul William Hodge; and in the documentary film I'm Dangerous With Love.
Leisure Class - Parents Night at the Leper Colony (2010)
Jeanne Lozier - Queen of Your Dreams (2005)
Leisure Class - Recordings 1979-1994 (2004)
The Jeanne Lozier Band - Beg and Plead on the compilation, Red Hot Blues (2004)
Mr. Unique and the Leisure Class (1983)
The Sirens - Much Too Young (1980)
Wildman Fischer - Larry Comes Alive (1979)
Some of the artists Glenn has performed with:
Ron Anderson, The Big Bang Ensemble, Oren Bloedow, The Burning Sensation, Cosmosis, Big Mike DeVita, Rev. Jim Dillman, The EeeE, Wildman Fischer, Joey George, Smilin' Bill Hazel, The Highland Park Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Kiley and the Out-Patients, V.D. King, Leisure Class, Jeanne Lozier, The Linear Expansion Band, Magic Red and the Voodoo Tribe, Moose and the Bullet Proof Blues Band, Mr. Unique and the Leisure Suits, No Name James, Oola Boosh, Popa Chubby, The Roadside Banditos, Perry Robinson, Ed Rollin, The Running Dog Band, Salt Peanuts, The Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra, Eryn Shewell, Dean Shot, John Sinclair, The Sirens, The Slugs, Sweet Willie D, James T Tillson, TJQ, Miguel Weissman, Stefan Zeniuk.
As a Leader
Leisure Class: Parents Night at the Leper Colony
Tracks: Thing Called Truth; Zac; I Love You More; There; Alfonso and the Gum Tree; Young Gifted and White; Stalin; Joy; Lufkin's Dilemma; Weekend Punk; Fragment 3; Colloquy; Sorry I Made You Cry; Tuberculosis Is Back; There Are People Out There With Bad Intentions; It's All True; The Worst Song; Jesus; Ready to Receive; Hjemve.
Leisure Class Recordings 1979-1994
Tracks: (Disc 1) Green Hornet; Weekend Punk; Fleecees Flicees; Mr. Unique; Punish Me; No; Granny's in the Closet; Oh Hell Those Bells; Young Gifted and White; It's All True; She's A Girl; Alfonso and the Gum Tree; A Lemur Named Jud; Humble; There Are People Out There With Bad Intentions; The Worst Song; Bad Suit Sadness. (Disc 2) Zac; Trifle Boogie; Joy; Stalin; I Promise; Lufkin's Dilemma; Colloquy; Mozart Variation 1; Hey Fella, Is That Your Face or Are You Wearing A Mask? ...No Offense; Sorry I Made You Cry; 14th Street; Hjemve; There; Thing Called Truth; Jesus; Fragment 3; I Love You More; Ready to Receive; Tuberculosis Is Back.
Mr. Unique and the Leisure Class
Tracks: Young Gifted and White; Punish Me; It's All True; She's A Girl.
As A Side Musician
Larry Comes Alive
Wild Man Fischer
Tracks: Life Brand New; My Name Is Larry; I'm the Meany; Monkeys vs. Donkeys; Disco in Frisco; Sorrento Beach; Night Moves.
Personnel: Wild Man Fischer: vocals & guitar; Kurt Bowne: guitar; Jem Targal: bass; Glenn Johnson: drums.
Much Too Young
Personnel: Marian Shane: vocals; Jim Randolph, Mark Gardner: guitars; Joe Trupiano: keyboards; Al Bolda: bass; Glenn Johnson: drums.
Queen of Your Dreams
Tracks: Queen of Your Dreams; Sweet and Slow; Sometimes You Make Me So Mad; Each and Every Single Day; Beg and Plead; Your Fool No More; Keeping What I Got; Mama Blues; Good Time Blues; You Can't Stay Here; Loving a Woman Like Me.
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