Primary Instrument: Drums
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Glenn studied percussion with Allen G. Smith, and studied music at Cass Tech High School. He joined with Dimitri Mugianis in 1977 to form Mr. Unique and the Leisure Suits (later Leisure Class).
After moving to New York, Glenn studied briefly at the Drummer's Collective, with Duduka Da Fonseca, Frank Malabe, Ricky Sebastian and Bob Weiner. He later studied privately with the great Joe Morello.
Glenn's compositions have been featured on WGPR-TV and WGPR-FM; The Better Than Average Stupid Variety Show; Night Light TV; the videos Concrete, Arachnovision, Silent Voices, and Paul William Hodge; and the documentary film I'm Dangerous With Love.
Some of the artists Glenn Johnson has performed with: Ron Anderson | Best Batch Yet: A Tribute to Captain Beefheart | The Big Bang Ensemble | Oren Bloedow | The Burning Sensation | Johnny Continental | Cosmosis | Robin DeLorenzo | Bob DelRosso | Big Mike DeVita | The Dildos | Rev. Jim Dillman | The EeeE | Wild Man Fischer | Gay Architects | Joey George | Salena Godden | Smilin' Bill Hazel | The Highland Park Symphony | Jersey Jump | Max Johnson | Kevin Kiley | V.D. King | Chris Koch's Crackpot Theory | Leisure Class | Jeanne Lozier | Linear Expansion | Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe | Maxim Bass | Moose & the Bullet Proof Blues Band | Mr. Unique & the Leisure Suits | No Name James | Oola Boosh | Rob Paparozzi | Popa Chubby | The Poor Man's Opera | Bobby Radcliff | The Roadside Banditos | Perry Robinson | The Rockin' Daddies | Ed Rollin | The Running Dog Band | SaltPeanuts | The Scandinavian Symphony | Sharp Edge | Eryn Shewell | Dean Shot | John Sinclair | The Sirens | The Slippery Chickens | The Slugs | Still Better Than the Beatles: A Tribute to the Shaggs | Sweet Willie D | TJQ | Joe Taino | James T Tillson | Toothless Vengeance | Miguel Weissman | Wild Bill's Mojo Band | 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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