Thread: Matt Tong
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:23 AM
nico1199 nico1199 is offline
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Default Re: Matt Tong

Originally Posted by Souljacker View Post
That could be a Pearl Reference kit. I know his first kit touring with Bloc Party (2005ish) was a reddish black Pearl, can't remember the model name but it was an upper mid range Pearl.

He then moved to the Reference for the second album I think so it is possibly that. He definitely used to have a Sabian HHX as his crash cymbal and if I remember rightly an AA ride.

I'm a big fan of the band myself and I'm a bit disappointed with the fourth record, it's not bad by any means but I think it's their weakest yet. Too many average songs on it.
thanks for the info. greatly appreciated.

i like the album. they really wanted to show what the four of them as individuals could create and this is the result -- no synthesizers or extras, just pure, raw, sound. i don't think they were necessarily trying to top silent alarm (since apparently many people think that's their goal with each album). silent alarm will most likely always be their best album. their b-side tracks seem to outshine their album tracks though...
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