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Forum: Drummers 11-22-2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,393
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Aynsley Dunbar

Excellent drummer! I loved his work with Zappa and I especially loved the first Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation album. His solo on "Mutiny" is always fun to listen to. Didn't he play with John Mayall as...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,363
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Favorite Progressive Album

I'm not even going to bother listing albums since there are too many that are outstanding,so I'll just list afew artists:

1.King Crimson,(1969 thru 1984 period,)
2.Emerson Lake And Palmer,(their...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,218
Posted By ellenvannin105
Brian Davison R.I.P.

On April 15th we lost one of the most underrated drummers in Britain with the death of Brian Davison,drummer for The Nice,Refugee,and in later years,Gong. He was originally a jazz drummer who managed...
Forum: Drummers 10-31-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,790
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Phil Ehart

Karl,I think the gong in your link might very well be the Phil Ehart gong as well. I'd forgotten about that one. Anyway,it's a Ufip and the drummer with PFM also used a Ufip.Incredibly heavy gongs as...
Forum: Drummers 10-22-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,331
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Jim Fox

I second that motion. I still think the James Gang are incredible and so is Jim Fox. He's the only other drummer in the early Seventies,other than Bobby Colomby and Bobby Caldwell,(of Captain...
Forum: Drummers 10-22-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,790
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Phil Ehart

Karl,I believe the gong that Phil used in the 1970s was a custom-made Zildjian. I used to have a Zildjian catalogue at that time and it had several odd gongs that Zildjian no longer makes. In fact I...
Forum: Drummers 10-17-2007, 04:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,876
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Barriemore Barlow

Yes,and the Conundrum solo is only the tip of the arrow as to what this guy is really capable of. Unfortunately,I never got the chance to see Tull during their Prog-Rock heyday,but I do have a nice...
Forum: Drummers 08-22-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,005
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Tom Fogerty

I absolutely loved the drumming in Born On The Bayou. Just give me Doug Clifford's snare sound and I'd die a happy man....well,no...make that John Bonham and Doug Clifford's snare sound and I'd still...
Forum: Drummers 07-13-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,746
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: John Marshall

Karl,check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahBzZ55De8k&mode=related&search= It shows you who Soft Machine were in 1973. John Marshall is thedrummer,Mike Ratledge is the organist,and...
Forum: Drummers 05-21-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,790
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Phil Ehart

Resguy,I can agree with much of what you are saying. I don't think Phil's "fills" are so much "weak" as they are just "commonplace," meaning that they do not stand out or blaze across the music the...
Forum: Drummers 05-20-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,746
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: John Marshall

Karl,thank you for mentioning this amazing drummer. I can understand you and Bernhard being excited about him because Soft Machine was a huge act in Europe in the 1970s. Check out the Soft Machine...
Forum: Drummers 04-16-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,361
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Phil Collins

I love practicing along with Phil Collins on the Genesis CDs Selling England By The Pound,Foxtrot,Trick Of The Tail and Wind And Wuthering; I also like playing along with the odd songs like Twilight...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 415
Sticky: SNARE TUNING
Views: 93,741
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: 13x9 tuning tip wanted

Ironically,my 9 X 13 rack tom is the only good sounding drum on my entire kit. Now,if I can only get my 14 X 14 and 16 X 16 toms to sound good,I'd be thrilled.
Forum: Drummers 03-01-2007, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,403
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Lenny White

Thank you for thinking of this great drummer. Reading this thread made me pull out my CD of Where Have I Known You Before which is my favourite of all the Return To Forever Lps; the same line up as...
Forum: Drummers 02-22-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,421
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Chester Thompson

In the 1980s the Paiste Cymbal Company released a series of plastic discs featuring a minute or two from select Paiste Artists demonstrating their current cymbal set-ups. Chester Thompson was...
Forum: Drummers 02-21-2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,580
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Cozy Powell

I loved the 1977 Rainbow Live LP. Cozy has such great sound and presence on that disc. It's too bad that they chose to cut out his drum solo from Still I'm Sad; maybe a future re-release of this...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 50,258
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Best drumming album of all time?

Best Drumming album of All Time? There are so many that I couldn't even begin to guess: everything from Led Zeppelin to Buddy Rich. Since I have no real favourite,I'll just list some favoured Artists...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-10-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,023
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: The importance of rimshots

I think a well-placed rimshot can speak in many languages all by itself. When I started playing drums I initially paid scant attention to the rimshot until I first heard Bill Bruford when he was with...
Forum: Drums 11-28-2006, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: new floor tom, what should i get

For the Zep sound definately go with a 16 X 18; a 14 X 14 would sound more like a rack tom (in the context of raw blues-rock,) than a floor tom,although in all other applications a 14-incher is...
Forum: Drummers 08-24-2006, 05:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,095
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Mitch Mitchell

If it weren't for Mitch Mitchell,I wouldn't even be playing the drums.His work on the first three Hendrix albums is unsurpassed.My favourite Mitchell songs are Third Stone From The Sun,1983 (A Merman...
Forum: Drummers 07-03-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,158
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Tommy Aldridge

I remember Tommy Aldridge from Cal Jam in 1974.B.O.A were on the bill and Tommy was clearly the best musician in that band.He certainly held his own on a bill that also included the likes of Ian...
Forum: Drummers 06-13-2006, 12:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 28,589
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Ian Paice

Ian is the man who made me actually take up the drums instead of just screwing about with them.I've been a fan since The Shades Of Deep Purple LP was released in 1968.Just listen to "Mandrake Root"...
Forum: Drummers 06-05-2006, 06:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,906
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Bill Bruford

There are so many great Bruford moments that the earth can barely contain them.Just when you were expecting an explosive solo,Bill gives you silence and afew well-chosen notes,and conversely,when you...
Forum: Drummers 05-31-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,071
Posted By ellenvannin105
Re: Carmine Appice

Mine is Near The Beginning by Vanilla Fudge. Carmine turns in a nice 6 minute solo on Break Song and his playing throughout that disc is some of the best rock drumming on record.He is also another...
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