Thread: Rhys Clark
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by charliedrummer View Post
I realize this thread is several years old but this past weekend I picked up the new Legacy Edition of Billy Joel's Piano Man CD. In addition to the studio album this special edition includes a second CD of the live radio broadcast Billy did with his band in Philadelphia (WMMR) in 1972. Captain Jack is one of the songs played that night with Rhys Clark on drums. The liner notes discuss how he made a major error at one point in the song but through the wonders of modern technology, they were able to fix it for this particular CD. There's also mention that the original recording containing the drumming mistake made its way through various bootleg distributions and that purists probably won't like how it was removed from the current offering. Does anyone know where I might be able to hear the original, just for curiosity's sake? I've tried Youtube but haven't had any luck.
Big Rhys Clark fan here too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZpqrwD1yyY
(go to 1:25 to hear his slip-up)

I have recently been in touch with Larry Russell, the bass player with Billy from 1971-72
and he told me Rhys played a custom built Blaemire kit (with Ludwig hardware) on the WMMR concert. He still owns this drumset...
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