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Forum: Drummers 03-25-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 31,081
Posted By Laurent
Re: Ian Paice

I love his playing. Fantastic player. I never understood why he did not get the recognition Bonham or Moon or Appice got. To me he is by far the best drummer that came out of the late 60's / early...
Forum: Drummers 03-06-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By Laurent
Charles "Rick" Heath - What a Groove!!!!!

Just saw Ramsey Lewis / Philip Bailey last night here in Bahrain, and was VERY impressed by drummer Charles Heath. There is something about the water in Chicago, because the city has produced some...
Forum: Drummers 03-11-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,961
Posted By Laurent
Re: How did Keith Moon play?

With one stick in each hand, no? :-)
Forum: Drummers 02-12-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,837
Posted By Laurent
Re: John JR Robinson

To me JR and bassist Neil Stubenhaus are the best rhythm section ever. Check them out on Bill LaBounty's "The Right Direction".

His solo album "Funkshui" is great. I haven't bought "Platinum"...
Forum: Drummers 02-06-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,837
Posted By Laurent
John JR Robinson

Maybe I am mistaken, but I did not find a thread for the legendary JR.

Although the man has achieved a lot throughout his career, which is still going strong, I always felt that he did not get...
Forum: Drummers 02-06-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,699
Posted By Laurent
Re: Jim Keltner

Check out some of his work with Keb Mo'.

Jim is superb, and tasteful. Met him at NAMM in 2008, and he was very charming. Funnily enough, there was an Italian gentleman who confused him for...
Forum: Drummers 02-06-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,650
Posted By Laurent
Re: Steve Riley

Gosh, Steve Riley! I had forgotten about him. I used to really like him in WASP. Remember sawing them opening for Iron Maiden in 1987. Great gig, and Steve was brilliant. I always enjoyed his...
Forum: Drummers 10-15-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,711
Posted By Laurent
Re: Jay Bellerose

I came across his playing quite a lot recently... He has a unusal style, and is very unique. I have a few stuff he did with Gregg Allman, Elton John and others. Very good player in the vein of Jim...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,148
Posted By Laurent
Re: Mangini v. Portnoy

DT without Portnoy is a different band. Maybe it actually became a real band? ;-) Just joking.

I have seen them live 5 or 6 times between 1995 and 2001 and they were always great. What prevented...
Forum: Drummers 03-18-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,659
Posted By Laurent
Re: Cozy Powell

I used to be a really big Cozy Powell fan. I saw him a few times with Whitesnake, Black Sabbath and Brian May. Live he was great and solid. And a real showman too.

As I grew older and went back...
Forum: Drummers 03-18-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,242
Posted By Laurent
Re: Brian Tichy

I saw him play with Sass Jordan in 1994 and Slash in 1995. He is a really good, solid and tasteful rock drummer indeed.

Being an old WS fan, I must say that I find it somewhat difficult to...
Forum: Drummers 03-11-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,745
Posted By Laurent
Hilary Jones

Whatever happened to her? I haven't heard of her in many years. Her website is no longer there as far as I can see.

ANyone?
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,456
Posted By Laurent
Re: Simon Phillips - Which Album To Get?

"Another Lifetime" is a great album.

"Vantage Point" is excellent too, and shows Simon is a be-bop mood.

"Whitesnake" by David Coverdale (first solo album, 1977) has Simon is a very R&Bish...
Forum: Drummers 06-14-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,090
Posted By Laurent
Re: Randy Castillo

I always like Randy's playing. Very different to that of other players from that era. Listen to his work on Lita Ford's "Dancing On The Edge".
Forum: Drummers 06-14-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,589
Posted By Laurent
Mike Baird

Does anyone know what Mike is up to these days? Last I heard he was doing some sessions for David Roberts (2008) and toured with Vasco Rossi.

I always enjoyed his drumming. He's one of the L.A....
Forum: Drummers 10-09-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 23,880
Posted By Laurent
Re: Steve Smith

I have met Steve Smith 3 times in small commitee and saw him at NAMM 08 as well. I must say that I can confirm the above statement. He was arrogant and not friendly at all. I love his music and I...
Forum: Drummers 10-09-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,359
Posted By Laurent
Re: Gary Novak

I've seen him play in front of 12 people at LaVe Lee in L.A. in April 2006 (with Scott Kinsey, Steve Tavaglione and Jimmy Earl). To be honest, I was not very impressed. I did not really like their...
Forum: Drummers 09-01-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,540
Posted By Laurent
Re: Tommy Aldridge

I've seen Tommy many times and he is absolutely amazing. In his style, I think he is the best. I saw him last January playing at the Yamaha Groove Night and he played a killer version of Thin Lizzy's...
Forum: Drummers 09-12-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 133,315
Posted By Laurent
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta

Vinnie is also superb on other Garfield releases such as Brandon Fields's "The Other Place". Check out www.creatchy.com for more info.

One of Vinnie's best recordings IMHO is Karizma's "Document"....
Forum: Drummers 09-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,120
Posted By Laurent
Re: Prairie Prince

If you want to listen to him in a AOR/melodic rock setting listen to The V.U. a band he had with Kevin Chalfant, Stef Burns, Ross Valory and a keyboards player whose name escapes me at the moment...
Forum: Drummers 09-11-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 133,315
Posted By Laurent
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta

Because that is the best band that ever came out of L.A. That's why! :-) I am a HUGE Karizma/Los Lobotomys and David Garfield fan.

Did you hear "Tune For Tony" from David Garfield's "Giving Back"....
Forum: Drummers 09-11-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 65,791
Posted By Laurent
Re: Dave Weckl

I really dig Weckl with his solo band. The first three albums have a great funky touch whereas the rest of his albums are much more fusionesque. I agree that Weckl sometimes overplay. That's the...
Forum: Drummers 08-03-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 79,366
Posted By Laurent
Re: Ringo Starr

Purdie is indeed a great drummer but he is full of himself. I met him a couple of times and he did not come across as the friendliest guy on earth. Sounded rather arrogant to me. Unlike Steve Gadd...
Forum: Drummers 03-28-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 133,315
Posted By Laurent
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta

Vinnie's awesome.... I really like him when he's in a "soft groove" mood... The recordings on Kenny Pore's "Sessions Vol I" and "Sessions Vol 2" are fantastic (smooth/contemporary jazz).

I love...
Forum: Drummers 03-09-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 116,697
Posted By Laurent
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

IAbsolutely ! And I even dare to say that you don't know what you are talking about if you disagree with the above comment ! Regardless of one's personal taste, there is no way to deny Gadd's...
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