Bubba's Bar 'n' Grill

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Gavin Harrison is a monster drummer.
Watched a show with these three Canadian dudes. With strings, even! Pretty good stuff. Great memories Smile
I went through my CD collection today and picked out a "Show of Hands", having not listened to it for I don't know how long. I was at the NEC in Brum when it was recorded back in 88. My, where did that time go? It was like meeting an old friend. I had forgotten how good it was, and how nice Bubba's sound was from the era. For me, one of the nicest sounds of anyone, was Moving Pictures, Exit Stage Left and this one. I think ESL is the better sound. It defies modern thinking to put a clear Remo black dot on a wood snare and get a great sound, but he did just that.
(06-20-2016 11:31 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: [ -> ]I went through my CD collection today and picked out a "Show of Hands", having not listened to it for I don't know how long. I was at the NEC in Brum when it was recorded back in 88. My, where did that time go? It was like meeting an old friend. I had forgotten how good it was, and how nice Bubba's sound was from the era. For me, one of the nicest sounds of anyone, was Moving Pictures, Exit Stage Left and this one. I think ESL is the better sound. It defies modern thinking to put a clear Remo black dot on a wood snare and get a great sound, but he did just that.

Sometimes, doing odd things or wacky things is the right thing.
Yes indeed. Looking back to the 80's, at the time a lot of people were using dot heads. Tony Williams had an entire Gretsch with Remo CS, and I think Alex Van Halen was doing the same.
(06-22-2016 01:43 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: [ -> ]Yes indeed. Looking back to the 80's, at the time a lot of people were using dot heads. Tony Williams had an entire Gretsch with Remo CS, and I think Alex Van Halen was doing the same.

Trends...so many trends in drumming over the years, yes?

Concert toms: for so long we all wanted to be like Moonie and Collins and have concert toms (or just take the bottom heads off.)
heavily damped heads: the 70's and all of the the thud-like toms due to towels and other damping devices
Plastic drums: Ludwig and the various plastic drum sets such as Bonham's. I bought a used set (cheap) when i got back into drumming in the mid-80's but only because they were the cheapest, big set I could find (give me wood ANY DAY).
Big, Gated drums: Gabriel and Collins...'nough said!
There are tons more...
(06-22-2016 09:20 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-22-2016 01:43 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: [ -> ]Yes indeed. Looking back to the 80's, at the time a lot of people were using dot heads. Tony Williams had an entire Gretsch with Remo CS, and I think Alex Van Halen was doing the same.

Trends...so many trends in drumming over the years, yes?

Concert toms: for so long we all wanted to be like Moonie and Collins and have concert toms (or just take the bottom heads off.)
heavily damped heads: the 70's and all of the the thud-like toms due to towels and other damping devices
Plastic drums: Ludwig and the various plastic drum sets such as Bonham's. I bought a used set (cheap) when i got back into drumming in the mid-80's but only because they were the cheapest, big set I could find (give me wood ANY DAY).
Big, Gated drums: Gabriel and Collins...'nough said!
There are tons more...

Quote:(give me wood ANY DAY).
- Oh er misses!!Wink

Yes agreed. I actually have a hankering for concert toms again after Taylor Hawkins got his bright red Gretsch. That's a beautiful looking drum kit. (Black Dots also I noticed).
I think I might have it wrong on Bubba using dots on ASOH. In the internet blurb thats what it says, but from the photos and video it is a clear head. Maybe a G1 or G2 Evans. Could be a Remo Ambassador clear.
(06-22-2016 12:37 PM)NWoBHM Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-22-2016 09:20 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-22-2016 01:43 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: [ -> ]Yes indeed. Looking back to the 80's, at the time a lot of people were using dot heads. Tony Williams had an entire Gretsch with Remo CS, and I think Alex Van Halen was doing the same.

Trends...so many trends in drumming over the years, yes?

Concert toms: for so long we all wanted to be like Moonie and Collins and have concert toms (or just take the bottom heads off.)
heavily damped heads: the 70's and all of the the thud-like toms due to towels and other damping devices
Plastic drums: Ludwig and the various plastic drum sets such as Bonham's. I bought a used set (cheap) when i got back into drumming in the mid-80's but only because they were the cheapest, big set I could find (give me wood ANY DAY).
Big, Gated drums: Gabriel and Collins...'nough said!
There are tons more...

Quote:(give me wood ANY DAY).
- Oh er misses!!Wink

Yes agreed. I actually have a hankering for concert toms again after Taylor Hawkins got his bright red Gretsch. That's a beautiful looking drum kit. (Black Dots also I noticed).
I think I might have it wrong on Bubba using dots on ASOH. In the internet blurb thats what it says, but from the photos and video it is a clear head. Maybe a G1 or G2 Evans. Could be a Remo Ambassador clear.

Concert toms are wonderful. I wish I had a big set of them!
Concert toms are coming back!! I used to have 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, on my Tama. It was nice.
(06-22-2016 03:59 PM)NWoBHM Wrote: [ -> ]Concert toms are coming back!! I used to have 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, on my Tama. It was nice.

Very cool!
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