Being an old drummer (and I'm talking pretty OLD here) I've been looking at some of my old videos of my favorite drummers, past and present. Buddy Rich was the best I ever saw...and I've seen a lot lot them. This was posted once before....sorry about that, but it deserves another look, as far as I'm concerned. Imagine if this guy had some of the drum kits today? Ya' know...like double base drums, and all the other 'stuff'? Fact is, he didn't need them. He had two floor toms, but I never saw him use the other one, other than to keep a towel on it to wipe the sweat off of his face. Oh, and here's a quote from Neil Peart, who many feel is one of the best modern drummers these days:
quote:"You assign a role...you say ok Buddy Rich is the best drummer in the world. You don't re-examine it. You just accept it as a reality. And I think I went thru many years just accepting it without ever having to go back to the records or re-examining that opinion. Having the opportunity to do that made me realize...well, it was astonishing as to how good he was." Neil Peart RUSH
The weather is so nice outside today, I thought I''d go and sit on my fence. And then I thought, if I'm going to sit on my fence, everyone else should too. Yeah, I know....you may say I have no sense sitting on my fence, but it don't matter, cuz I fell pretty good sitting on my fence.
"Three Dog Night earned 13 gold albums and recorded 21 Billboard Top 40 hits, seven of which went gold. Their first gold record was "One" (US #5), which had been written and recorded by Harry Nilsson. They had three US number one songs: "Mama Told Me Not to Come", which was also their only Top 10 hit in the UK, "Joy to the World" and "Black and White". Dunhill Records claimed 40 million record albums were sold by the band during this time period."
quote:Koop is Oscar Simonsson & Magnus Zingmark. When listening to Koops music it's somehow easy to believe that it's played by a small orchestra, but in fact the music is based on samples. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. All the drums, strings, horn sections and choires are actually sampled! This is a very time consuming way to make music (it's one of the reasons it takes such long time to make a koop album), but it's the only way to create the surreal Koop sound. One thing though, that for sure aren't sampled, is the vocals. Many singers has blessed the Koop albums with their talent, and on Koop Islands