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« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2004, 12:44 PM »

All right, back to some more examples from drumming of mass destruction.  ;)

This next display of super human, top fuel dragster intensity is almost too much to bear.

Its a wicked demonstration of dizzying playing from the one, the only, the astonishing  http://www.dennischambers.com]Dennis Chambers.

You probably haven't heard the song before.  Its from an out of print Pearl Drums CD, produced in 1991. From what was called their "Pearl Audiophile Collection."

The CD is titled Dennis Chambers - Big City. The clip is from the track, Straight Red.

Prepare for take off...


 http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ckkod/straightred.mp3]Straight Red mp3



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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2004, 01:33 PM »
...the one, the only, the astonishing Dennis Chambers.

Blimey. I've just had to sit down with a cold beer after listening to that.

Perhaps I'll just crack another one and listen to it again...

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« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2004, 07:24 AM »
Blimey. I've just had to sit down with a cold beer after listening to that.

Perhaps I'll just crack another one and listen to it again...

How many did it take Moose?  ;)
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« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2004, 09:37 AM »
How many did it take Moose?  ;)

Well, it necessitated another trip to the supermarket, so quite a few. And it prompted me to watch a copy of CAB2 on eBay, so I may have to stock up again.

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« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2004, 10:10 AM »
Well, it necessitated another trip to the supermarket, so quite a few. And it prompted me to watch a copy of CAB2 on eBay, so I may have to stock up again.

I need to check out CAB2 myself. Sounds like it could be killer from the players listed.

For more blistering Dennis stuff, check out the Scofield album  http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cgi?cpid=1696634&domain_id=1876&meta_id=2]Pick Hits Live.  

Unreal. (It may necessitate getting a whole keg though.)

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« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2004, 09:46 AM »
 http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Rod_Morgenstein.html]Rod Morgenstein  has been one of my favorite drummers since a bass player friend first turned me onto the Dixie Dregs back in the late 80s.

Here's some smokin' drumming from Rod on Take It Off The Top.

It's a remade version for the 1989 release of  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002VGY/104-1563574-5181508?v=glance]The Best of the Dregs: Divided We Stand .

The original version of Take It Off The Top appears on the 1978 Dregs album  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000064TT/ref=pd_sim_music_2/104-1563574-5181508?v=glance&s=music]What If.

 http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ckkod/takeitoffthetop.mp3]Take It Off The Top mp3
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« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2004, 09:56 AM »
Narada Michael Walden Led Boots...

Just had to add, Narada Michael Walden is WAY OVER the top on Mahavishnu Orchestra's "Visions of the Emerald Beyond".
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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2004, 05:16 PM »
It's not easy to find but Michael Manring's CD, Thonk, features some amazing drumming from Tim "Herb" Alexander and Steve Smith (nice to hear him go nuts in a rock setting). Oh, and the bass player is pretty good too.

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« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2004, 08:18 AM »
Coda is a compilation of material that was not released while the band was in existence. There are many other real gems on this record. If you're so inclined to buy it, you won't be disappointed.

Don't forget the drum orchestra piece entitled Bonzo's Montreaux (or something like that), complete with steel drums!  While not really complex, it's still fun to listen to.

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« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2004, 03:55 AM »
Just had to add, Narada Michael Walden is WAY OVER the top on Mahavishnu Orchestra's "Visions of the Emerald Beyond".

But wonderful with it.  I learned to play drums by basically copying the rock names of the day - Bonham, Simon Kirke etc, and it was all very solid, and in many ways "basic" drumming - big fat backbeat, solid triplet fills etc.  Walden was my introduction to a different way to play.  I was just blown away by the "Visions..." album, and it's still one of my favourites.  I actually preferred the Mahavishnu Orchestra with Walden rather than Cobham.  Of course, I can't play like either of those two guys! :)

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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2004, 02:39 AM »
I need to check out CAB2 myself. Sounds like it could be killer from the players listed.

Well, I picked up CAB2. And CAB. And CAB4. All from the same seller.

Best money I've spend on CDs recently, and no mistake. I'll post some clips when I've picked myself up and figured out how.

Edit: Here's a clip from the  http://www.moonbeams.plus.com/alphonseclip.mp3]closing section of Alphonse  (a tribute to M. Mouzon) from CAB4.

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« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2004, 09:15 AM »
And another example from Mr Chambers, this time from CAB's first CD (unimaginatively also called CAB). It's a section  http://www.moonbeams.plus.com/boogieclip.mp3]near the end of Boogie ...

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« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2004, 09:41 AM »
And another example from Mr Chambers, this time from CAB's first CD (unimaginatively also called CAB). It's a section  http://www.moonbeams.plus.com/boogieclip.mp3]near the end of Boogie ...

Wow.

Excellent.

Thanks for posting that Moose.
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« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2004, 09:44 AM »
And another example from Mr Chambers, this time from CAB's first CD (unimaginatively also called CAB). It's a section  http://www.moonbeams.plus.com/boogieclip.mp3]near the end of Boogie ...

The depressing thing is that Dennis played that solo one-handed, while toweling himself off and grabbing a drink with the other hand.









Okay, so I'm kidding. But the scary thing is, he probably COULD!
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« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2004, 09:49 AM »
The depressing thing is that Dennis played that solo one-handed, while toweling himself off and grabbing a drink with the other hand.

I know...  :'(

He's a freak of nature.

Imagine how he whisks eggs in the kitchen...

Faster than an electric mixer on high.  ;D
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« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2004, 09:51 AM »
The depressing thing is that Dennis played that solo one-handed, while toweling himself off and grabbing a drink with the other hand.

Okay, so I'm kidding. But the scary thing is, he probably COULD!

Scarier still is how he manages to reach his 18" floor tom (his  http://www.pearldrum.com/d_chambers.asp]third floor tom , that is) at that speed. If I spun round at that speed, Conservation of Momentum would ensure all sorts of unpleasant things would keep moving after I stopped...

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« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2004, 11:19 AM »
I don't think anyone was ever able to create as much "WOW" by banging skins as Billy Cobham....his hands alone were mind boggling, add his sense of groove and creativity to that and...well..."WOW WOW WOW man!" :)

I'm a fan of a lot of busy drummers...I love busy drums, I don't find it pornographic (or musically offensive) at all. Sometimes you want to hear a drummer back up a great song...sometimes the song sucks and therefore you need the drummer (or someone) to wail so you don't fall asleep on the road. Or sometimes there isn't a song, in that case a good groove can only carry itself for so long...the reason so many of the "jambands" are suck/boring is that the drummers never let loose (and/or just don't have the skills).

Some other memorable "wow" drum performances off the top of my head:

Dave Weckl on "Got a Match" and "Silver Temple"

Dennis Chambers on John McLaughlin "Live In Paris" CD...the whole performance

Deen Castronovo on Jason Becker's album "Go Off"...especially the tune "Black Cat" - totally sick doublekick drumming

I could list many others, all day but er, I should be working :)





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« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2004, 03:21 AM »
man, I can't even think as fast as these guys play. :(

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« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2004, 08:49 AM »
man, I can't even think as fast as these guys play. :(

Chastening, isn't it?  :(

Weirdest thing. Play those clips backwards, and you can distinctly hear a satanic voice saying "woodshed ... woodshed ... woodshed ..."

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« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2004, 12:07 PM »
i can't even think that fast...backwards, either :( :D

 

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