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Old 01-05-2009, 04:58 PM
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My Goodness, What a Drum Solo....

...my brother watches tons of similar stuff but even he admitted he never ever saw anything like that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHDjGtj18X0

Watch especially 6-9 minute, it's incredible. This guy is more skilled than Portnoy and Peart...

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Old 01-05-2009, 06:15 PM
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Re: My Goodness, What a Drum Solo....

wow! very very good. AND plenty of cowbell!
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:52 PM
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Re: My Goodness, What a Drum Solo....

I must have missed it the first time, I was out getting a beer

Rumor has it this is next year's number 3 in the Moon O Poll

ok, kidding aside, it was excellent!
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This guy is more skilled than Portnoy and Peart...
No. No one. Never.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:26 AM
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No. No one. Never.
Agreed! Good, maybe even very good, but that's about it. Give him 30 years and see if he can keep it up, then maybe...
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:24 AM
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Re: My Goodness, What a Drum Solo....

The guy has very very good stick control. I tend to get annoyed when people 'flash it all up' with unnecessary stick twirling. Also not a fan of the double Bass... it used way too much to create a rumble underneath the stickwork. Mostly just distracting.

The guy has the potential to be better than Peart or Portnoy... just not yet. It is one thing to "have the chops" and another to know what to do with them. His solo seemed to meander around without structure.

I really enjoy watching a good drummer, thanks for posting the link.

Makes me miss the 'old' drumming days.



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Old 01-06-2009, 10:24 AM
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Re: My Goodness, What a Drum Solo....

It's really difficult to rate musicians against one another. With percussionists, it's does the musician fit the music. Bruford may be my favorite drummer but with Yes he really adds little White can't.

Some that may not be technically in the jaw dropping league that I enjoy are Rayford Griffin from Ponty's band, Koen Roozen from Flamborough Head, and Barriemore Barlow from Tull. Like frampton, they know when to hit the right notes...
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It's really difficult to rate musicians against one another.
Is such a thing necessary in any situation

Technically you could probably rank instrument players but rating musicians is another story...

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Re: My Goodness, What a Drum Solo....

Cool stuff Woj, thx for the link, if your brother is into that kinda thing he's prolly seen all the Modern Drummer DVDs, but a groove I thought was cool from the 2005 festival was by Rodney Holmes and is shown here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ilVy...eature=related

Also from Modern Drummer 2000, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq3PuhV3iZA

Also Billy Ward had a really cool clinic on the MD 2000 DVD about playing different and using different techniques, I couldn't find anything of that on youtube unfortunately, but here's him and his band for MD 2008 (haven't seen this one yet, doesn't seem related to his "different playing" thing so much, but what the hell he's still a really good player) and the link seems to jump to others at the same gig, jumped to Simon Phillips for me w00t!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpJRc...ext=1&index=31

Finally from MD 2000, Akira Jimbo shows a drummer how to play with him/her self :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnE8FzbHfak

I'd like to add how glad I am that this thread didn't digress into some "my drummer is better than yours thing", as Lellu asks and I'll answer, no it isn't necessary to rank musicians on technical proficiency, but neither is it wrong to admire what folks can do. I know Neil is worshiped by many proggers, but I'd bet if you ask him of all the guys who've performed at MD festivals he wouldn't say he's most impressed by himself (hard for a drummer to admit that lol, but that's a guess and I don't know Neil). Anyway the MD DVDs are a treasure trove for anybody that loves drums and you can see some of it via youtube nowadays

Finally, a drum solo IS the ideal place for double bass, but I do agree DB is used far too often nowadays, especially in metal, I mean LZ was plenty heavy but Bonzo made it happen with one kick drum no? So I guess what I'm saying is, give the guy a break on using a bunch of double bass in his solo, rag on him if he uses it when he actually overdoes it playing with other musicians.

Edit: Since Mr. Neil Peart was mentioned in this thread, check out his web site if you haven't already (I just did), you can listen to drums whilst reading of his motorcycle travels, he's a good writer as any Neil fan knows, thanks Neil! (Zen and The Art Of Drummers Riding Motorcycles hehe):

http://www.neilpeart.net

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Re: My Goodness, What a Drum Solo....

That's a very informative post jtm......nice one.

On the subject of Double Bass kits, my take is that they look good and can be a great benefit when soloing but even then they are not absolutely necessary. I remember watching Mick Jones when he was in the Groundhogs and I'm sure he had a single bass kit but a peddle he could use with both feet to produce that faster roll effect. He was rather good.

I'm not a drummer so I could be talking absolute rubbish but that was how I saw it at the time.

Now Rick. About the drummer in Kings X .........................
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Re: My Goodness, What a Drum Solo....

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Now Rick. About the drummer in Kings X .........................
You think I like King's X? Check this out (while doing a search of Jerry Gaskill)...and check out her pictures - she's hard core!

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...dID=816 46714

ok here you go Keithie just for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwTdA...eature=related

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