1975 - guess the drummer :)

edvia

Senior Member
Vinnie? The 7/8 groove and open hi hat sound (reminiscent of Joe's Garage/Keep It Greasy) makes me think so.
 

keep it simple

Platinum Member
I think I know who it is... :)
;)

Vinnie? The 7/8 groove and open hi hat sound (reminiscent of Joe's Garage/Keep It Greasy) makes me think so.
Nope :(

Not sure here. But isn't the use of windchimes a giveaway?
Hahaha, if only. No Arky, it's not he :(

I suspect it could be Simon Phillips !?
You suspect correctly Alain. Of course, Henri knew it too, but was gracious enough to let this thread get to at least 4 posts :) Very Early Simon, but the trademarks are still there. He'd be 16 when he recorded this, & KPM was a fairly big thing at the time.
 

Bart Hodge

Senior Member
I couldn't have told you that this was Simon Phillips. I could have told you it WASN'T Vinnie Colaiuta though. The year (1975) and location (London) don't work.
 

spleeeeen

Platinum Member
Knowing your affinity for Simon, I guessed him before I even opened the thread Andy. (-; Cool to hear a younger version of him already well along developing his thing.

I remember first becoming aware of Simon as a kid when he played on Pete Townsend's "All the Best Cowboys. .." Used to listen to the cassette over and over on my Walkman. :) If I remember correctly, he was in the video for "Slit Skirts" that got regular play in the earlier days of MTV.
 

Alain Rieder

Silver Member
You suspect correctly Alain. Of course, Henri knew it too, but was gracious enough to let this thread get to at least 4 posts :) Very Early Simon, but the trademarks are still there. He'd be 16 when he recorded this, & KPM was a fairly big thing at the time.
Amazing that he was only 16...
Two days ago I was listening to a record from 1977 he played on. Jack Bruce's "How's Tricks".
I also remembered you like him very much, then I thought he could play like this.

The second record I heard with him was probably L. Shankar's "Touch Me There" (produced by Frank Zappa)
Here's a tune with changing meters that you may find interesting:
Darlene
I remember transcribing this song's structure at the time, it's fun!
Also, here's Touch me There, which is in 3/4.

About Jack Bruce, who has been a favorite musician of mine for many years, he's about to release a new CD that looks great from what I heard!
Enjoy:
Jack Bruce - 'Silver Rails' - Part 1

Even more info
 
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keep it simple

Platinum Member
I couldn't have told you that this was Simon Phillips. I could have told you it WASN'T Vinnie Colaiuta though. The year (1975) and location (London) don't work.
Sharp reasoning & observation. I do think there's a lot of Simon's present style that's recognisable in this very early recording though :)

Knowing your affinity for Simon, I guessed him before I even opened the thread Andy.
Ok, you got me ;) Guess I am a bit transparent :) For the record though, there are times I don't like Simon's playing. I wouldn't class myself as a fan, more as someone who greatly admires the vast majority of his work.

Amazing that he was only 16...
Two days ago I was listening to a record from 1977 he played on. Jack Bruce's "How's Tricks".
I also remembered you like him very much, then I thought he could play like this.

The second record I heard with him was probably L. Shankar's "Touch Me There" (produced by Frank Zappa)
Here's a tune with changing meters that you may find interesting:
Darlene
I remember transcribing this song's structure at the time, it's fun!
Also, here's Touch me There, which is in 3/4.

About Jack Bruce, who has been a favorite musician of mine for many years, he's about to release a new CD that looks great from what I heard!
Enjoy:
Jack Bruce - 'Silver Rails' - Part 1
Alain, not only are you a stunning player in your own right, you're also a highly inspirational member of this forum. I always look forward to the insights & wisdom in your posts, & this is no exception. I like Jack Bruce too BTW :)
 

Mad About Drums

Pollyanna's Agent
In his earlier years Simon played with many big names from the mid 70's and his style can be felt from those recordings, at his age it was remarkable achievements.

I'll hijack the thread with some YT links...

1975 - Chopyn - Now-commercial blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw5t1QFDtI4

1975 - Chopyn - Wasting Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLTJF3CVa0g

1976 - 801 - Tomorrow Never Knows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGXUn0Kuuw

1977 - Gary Boyle - Almond Burfi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0kxt4utFt0

1977 - Judas Priest - Dissident Aggressor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_mpt8xyZVI

1977 - David Coverdale - Whitesnake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeju1nPWczM

1978 - Duncan Browne - Camino Real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKpDxJvKCCI

1978 - Gary Moore - What Would You Rather Bee Or A Wasp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iChPsNPVD0A



BTW Alain, I loved Jack Bruce's How's tricks and I was fortunate enough to see the Jack Bruce Trio in the early 90's in London with Simon behind the drums :)


Sorry Andy, I can't help myself....
 

keep it simple

Platinum Member
Fantastic stuff Henri! Love the intro on the Gary Moore track, & the feel on the Gary Boyle track is straight out of the Steely Dan melting pot. For such a young player, his diversity was incredible - still is :)
 

Alain Rieder

Silver Member
Alain, not only are you a stunning player in your own right, you're also a highly inspirational member of this forum. I always look forward to the insights & wisdom in your posts, & this is no exception. I like Jack Bruce too BTW :)
Andy, thanks a lot, I really do appreciate your comments on me, as well as your attitude on the forum!

When I started being interested in drumming, I was about 13, and that was also when I first discovered Cream. I was air drumming to White Room, and I felt I was starting to get it.
I feel close to Jack Bruce, maybe is it his sound, because he studied cello, as I did.
He's in fact the only musician from Cream that I kept listening to, his own records as well as with Tony Williams or Carla Bley.

About Jack Bruce and Simon Phillips, I recently figured out they had recorded a second album in 1978 (Jet Set Jewel), that was released in 2003, and which is pretty good.
 
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