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Old 11-18-2008, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: R.I.P.: Mitch Mitchell

Originally Posted by jay norem View Post
Manic Depression. Man, when I heard that I felt that I'd found the holy grail or something. I set about learning that song, learning and copying everything Mitchell played on it.
I'd never heard a rock song in 3/4 time, definitely not done like that, and to this day it's one of my favorite grooves. At the time it was completely new and today it's still very unique. It's the one song I was hoping Hendrix would play when I saw him, but alas, he didn't.
What a rollicking drum part Mitchell plays on that. Quite unlike anything I'd heard before.
Ding-a-ding-a-digadoo-ding-a-ding-a-digadoo! Pretty innovative stuff for the time, and pure drumming joy.
Ooh... good call, Jay! The typical tendency would be to play like a slow waltz or some kind of shuffle but Mitch does it all while maintaining the rock feel.
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