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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:47 am
by Papa M
Rupert Bear wrote: far my favourite is Richie Hayward, astonishing syncopation and command of the kit - as evidenced by Friday's performance at Trowbridge


I'm with you on that Bare Rupert. Richie Hayward is a great technical drummer but also he plays with incredible feeling. I've never been very interested in the post Lowell George Little Feat but am glad to hear that Richie is still playing solid.
Incidently - I do like 60% of the new Little Feat album.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:56 am
by Des
I admired the fact that Little Feat did not just do a 'greatest hits' gig at Womad and that they are still evolving as a band, even though I would have liked to hear all their old stuff. The Fred Tackett/Paul Barrere offshoot seems to be the ones that deliver the 'greatest hits' package!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:37 pm
by Papa M
On the subject of Little Feat - I just bought an audiophile pressing of the first album. This despite having a Japanese copy which replaced my American original and UK issue. The audiophile copy has been newly pressed.

Thank God for the vinyl revival!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:52 am
by Rupert Bear
Actually, though I love vinyl too, I have to say that Join The Band is one of the best sounding, crispest and fullest CDs I've heard in years.

Now will Warners please please please please please remaster & reissue their 1970s albums in full (they won't) ?

Back to bad drum solos though - I once saw Iron Butterfly.....

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:10 am
by Papa M
Rupert Bear wrote:Join The Band is one of the best sounding, crispest and fullest CDs I've heard in years.
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Also check out Walter Becker's new album "Circus Money" - wicked sound!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:56 pm
by Dayna
This Jimi Hendrix music has a lot of good drumming in it.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:09 pm
by Papa M
Dayna wrote:This Jimi Hendrix music has a lot of good drumming in it.


For sure - Mitch Mitchell was pretty good. If you like that then try the group Cream - the drumming is even better.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:48 pm
by Adam Blake
Don't listen to him, Dayna! Mitch Mitchell was much better than Ginger Baker!
(Pistols at dawn, Papa M? I suppose the choice of weapons is yours... :)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:16 pm
by Papa M
Adam Blake wrote:Don't listen to him, Dayna! Mitch Mitchell was much better than Ginger Baker!
(Pistols at dawn, Papa M? I suppose the choice of weapons is yours... :)


Drum sticks at dawn! My paradiddle is deadly! Almost as lethal as Ginger's.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:38 pm
by Gordon Moore
Papa M wrote:
Adam Blake wrote:Don't listen to him, Dayna! Mitch Mitchell was much better than Ginger Baker!
(Pistols at dawn, Papa M? I suppose the choice of weapons is yours... :)


Drum sticks at dawn! My paradiddle is deadly! Almost as lethal as Ginger's.


May I then suggest spicy chicken wings Adam, he'll never get the grease off.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:06 pm
by Dayna
I heard a recording on the radio of a live 17 minute version of Sing Sing, by Les Brown. I think it was in Chicago & it had both piano & the drummer kept going at a steady pace the whole time.