Post Number: 135
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 11:37 am: |
This guy may be out of his league....
Post Number: 643
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 11:58 am: |
I don't know. He's annoying as heck, but his time is right on. I've played with a number of drummers who obviously spent more time learning to twirl their sticks than actually playing their instruments. I don't think Rick K. and the Allergies need to find another drummer quite yet.
Post Number: 68
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 12:01 pm: |
Oh my... Hope those cymbals are threaded down really good, notice their completely horizontally mounted, (no angle at all on the cymbal stand tooth-ratchet tilter)!
Post Number: 726
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 12:37 pm: |
I dunno, Edwin - what with the yellow-lamé (and yellow lame) tuxes & general jive-ass lounge-atiude, I'd say he was the least annoying part of it. And whatever it is he's doing, he is really good at it.
Post Number: 212
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 4:50 pm: |
That is too funny.
The drummer is right in the pocket though.
I played/auditioned a drummer once who fell
asleep on his toms inbetween songs!
At least this chap is animated
Post Number: 1223
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 6:21 pm: |
Got to agree with most of you..although he was demonstrating show skills he didn't miss a beat did he??
Maybe we are just too musically snobbish??
I guess it takes all to make music in this world, and at least he is out there doing it!
Post Number: 830
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 6:54 pm: |
Reminds me of Animal on Sesame Street ...
Post Number: 291
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 7:21 pm: |
I couldn't look away......... The best part by far was not really captured on camera, It's when he does the mechanical monkey drummer. Even though you can only see a little bit of it, it's spectacular.
Post Number: 4451
|Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 8:45 am: |
Keith Half-Moon! Love the pink flamed drum kit! And what's the story with the toilet seat that shows up on the far right at about 3:34 and at the very end?
Post Number: 1159
|Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 10:34 am: |
Great analogy Alan! And the mechanical monkey was great! That was really funny... I couldn't stop watching it either as I didn't want to miss a beat (just like him).
Post Number: 2502
|Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 1:15 am: |
I've seen Cornell Rochester do complex stuff with just one stick, the other hand pointing in the air, then he switched hands. Musically speaking plain unnecessary, but fun to watch.
Post Number: 88
|Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 2:27 am: |
What I really want to know is....does he do that for every song?
Fun to watch, but his fills and tone sucked.
Post Number: 72
|Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 3:57 pm: |
OK, I finally got to listen to the vid with the sound on - sound was off at work... I see what you mean about being in/on time... but that octopus thing around the head...
Post Number: 44
|Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:39 pm: |
Ya know, just as a test, try this:
You know how some of those really 'expressive' musicians make those funny (pinchin off one) faces when they are really into it?
The next time (alone of course) you are just messing around, try it. I mean, hit a note that you think sounds you are lifting a 200lb barbell, and make a face to go with it. Keep doing it! It works! Seriously!
Me, I'm normally like Mr. Spock. Emotionless, but groovin. But when I cut loose and start making the faces, I feel good.
That drummer, theatrics or real, certainly has the skills to back up his antics.
I like his style, over-the-top? Maybe, But he does back it up! Plus what he is doing is fun!
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 11:31 pm: |
If you are playing well, and you know it... show it.
When you work a groove, the audience will feed off whoever is in motion in the band. That's energy you'll feed on to keep you at a level euphoric, and unlimited energy. "It's a natural high" and I seek this feeling every time I strap on...
Sometimes, I don't get there, but if the music's good, it's better than anything... (yes, better than that too).
Back in the 70's though the 80's taking Martial Arts, with every kick or punch, we were instructed to let out a yell. It's relaxing.
Peace and Love,
Post Number: 437
|Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 1:25 pm: |
That Monkey thing at 2:25...Kevin I would totally have missed that had you not said something. Fantastic!
I'm thinking the type of music is limiting the drumming, but not the style. Frank Beard wasn't much for drum riffing but totally gave a great back beat IMHO. Give this guy a great, open song and I bet he'd take it all the way.
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 1:54 pm: |
As per the implicit request:
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:07 pm: |
Serve the song?