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This is sad news...Lemmy Kilmister is dead. R.I.P.
(12-28-2015 06:49 PM)smoker guy Wrote: [ -> ]This is sad news...Lemmy Kilmister is dead. R.I.P.

I hear you mate!! I'm making a rare appearance at the Grill too!!Sad
(12-28-2015 06:49 PM)smoker guy Wrote: [ -> ]This is sad news...Lemmy Kilmister is dead. R.I.P.

Indeed, a huge drag. @mymotorhead says he found out only last Saturday he had cancer.
Latest for me:
"Big Sky" by The Syn
I have been listening to Brian Robertson of Thin Lizzy, and Wild Horses. A wonderful blues, rock guitarist.
(02-05-2016 09:21 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: [ -> ]I have been listening to Brian Robertson of Thin Lizzy, and Wild Horses. A wonderful blues, rock guitarist.

Yes, a fine guitarist.
I have really started paying much more attention to electric guitarists recently as I was trying to decide which amp to get. The world of guitar just seems harder to access than drums or keyboards. But it is worth the effort.
(02-08-2016 04:01 PM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-05-2016 09:21 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: [ -> ]I have been listening to Brian Robertson of Thin Lizzy, and Wild Horses. A wonderful blues, rock guitarist.

Yes, a fine guitarist.
I have really started paying much more attention to electric guitarists recently as I was trying to decide which amp to get. The world of guitar just seems harder to access than drums or keyboards. But it is worth the effort.

Yes I got Wild Horses first album the other day. The song writing is good, very Lizzy in the chord progression, the lyrics lack the skill of Lynott, and are clumsy in places. The drums are OK, but as the album was 1980, the drums are Tama Concert Toms, and the drummer is trying to hit every one of his 8 or 9 toms in some fills. An obvious nod to Bubba and the style of the day. The toms sound like they have Pinstripe heads on them, so you get this wet pillow sound on the deep toms and a yelping dog on the high ones. But all being said, its a great first album.
Isn't fascinating to track the "Drum sound of the moment" over the decades?
The one that always gets me is the completely muffled tom sound of the mid 1970's. James Taylor's tunes come to mind.
And yes, remember when everyone threw away their bottom heads?

I am a complete drum addict so I adore every piece of hardware, every style and brand of hardware from every era.
Even with my big Pearl Masters set I still have a few things I would love to eventually get.

>several BIG roto-toms (ala Bruford)
>the two sets of boo-bams (octobans)
>and yes, a full set of concert toms
Yes its an interesting journey looking at the fashion of both drum sounds and styles. Like all fashion a traditional tasteful approach seems to stand the test of time. I think of Bonham, Paice and Downey in that traditional (jazz approach) to drum tuning and heads. Coated Ambs, with the exception of JHB who used coated Emps, except for the Vistalite kit. And the recordings still sound great and ambient.

Yes I always liked roto-toms, and octobans, but never owned them. I did have 6 Tama concert toms, and when I realised I would have difficulty getting a good resonant sound, (because they didn't have resonant heads) lost my love for them.

I use a small (4 piece) Yamaha Recording Custom now. But am drawn to a classic Gretsch USA Custom Bop kit. Tastes change and fashions change, but tasteful stuff stands the test of time.

Good job i suppose, otherwise I would still be wearing flared jeans, a biker jacket and have long hair.
New for me: "Aerie Faerie Nonsense" by The Enid.
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