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Old 07-23-2005, 11:22 PM
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http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers...Minnemann.html

One of the "new" drummers.. mostly compared to Thomas Lang, he peformed a drum battle with T.Lang and J.Rabb ... drummer of Nina Hagen, the 19th WFD with 1005 strokes per minutes... a huge DW kit with a big gong-bass, and some wird pedals (a foot-snare) ..etc
I've seen this drummer at a drumclinic in paris, and believe me it was a plesur for my eyes and for ears. I'll keep forever in my memory his "stereo hihat lick".
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By the way, I've seen Thomas lang to in a clinic.. and for me, Marco rox him .. no joke :)
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Old 07-24-2005, 06:54 AM
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marco is an awesome drummer, incredibly fast. don't care for the music he writes though, but nonetheless he's damn good.
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Old 07-24-2005, 08:47 AM
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Indeed, with his ego music aside, he is amazing. One of the best. And actually, I do like some of his self-written tracks.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:09 AM
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I liked his video where he solos over "Bite my shiny metal ass" from Futurama. That was one of the funnier clinic gimmicks I've ever encountered.
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Old 07-25-2005, 02:38 AM
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I liked his video where he solos over "Bite my shiny metal ass" from Futurama. That was one of the funnier clinic gimmicks I've ever encountered.
haha yea that was awesome . Marco is a real nice guy i met him after a clinic and he just does some real impressive fills with that dw gong drum .
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:52 AM
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Aww, Marco is insane! I don't listen to him cuz his drumming is so complex that my head strats to hurt! :DD And, yeah, after that I usually think...eh, ok, maybe I need to play guitar instead of drums? But hey, Marco plays guitar pretty awsome too, so... :DDD
He is really pushing the boundries of drumming...a madman... all my respect to him!
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:43 PM
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Aww, Marco is insane! I don't listen to him cuz his drumming is so complex that my head strats to hurt! :DD And, yeah, after that I usually think...eh, ok, maybe I need to play guitar instead of drums? But hey, Marco plays guitar pretty awsome too, so... :DDD
He is really pushing the boundries of drumming...a madman... all my respect to him!

you took the words out of my mouth...
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:15 PM
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Aww, Marco is insane! I don't listen to him cuz his drumming is so complex that my head strats to hurt! :DD And, yeah, after that I usually think...eh, ok, maybe I need to play guitar instead of drums? But hey, Marco plays guitar pretty awsome too, so... :DDD
He is really pushing the boundries of drumming...a madman... all my respect to him!
If you wanna know the truth, it isn't THAT complicated, you just have to figure out which are the hands and whichc are the feets..lol, thats the hard part, everything else, such as odd time sig.'s and patterns and what not, are easy to figure out and to do, but no doubt, he's insane, i like his drumming because its so different from every other drummers, His hands and feet are independant and interdependant on each other, its wild, i love trying to figure out what comes next.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:00 AM
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I know this is a bold remark But Minnemann has brought somthing to the drumming community that noone else has. Incredible Innovation!!!! This guy is simply amazing
Actualy i lied in the Agren Thread I Think Minnemann may also be another fav !! Dang it too many Incredible drummers lol
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:57 PM
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Marco is a monster behind the kit. There is no other way to slice it. He is amazing.
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:54 AM
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Other than Thomas Lang Marco has the best independence of any drummer
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:06 AM
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Other than Thomas Lang Marco has the best independence of any drummer

That is a BOLD statement my friend...While I love Marco and Lang there are a number of drummers who have displayed more advanced independence than both of them...Marco has some of the most intense facial expressions when playing...I love it...
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:23 AM
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While I love Marco and Lang there are a number of drummers who have displayed more advanced independence than both of them
that's also a pretty bold statement. i made a huge post on here somewhere a while ago about the technical impossibility of asessing independance based on listening.

'there's no way anyone could possibly know that napoleon'

what can't be argued is that minneman made a huge stride in bringing true ostinato playing to the masses with 'extreme interdependance'
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Old 12-03-2005, 08:17 AM
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i made a huge post on here somewhere a while ago about the technical impossibility of asessing independance based on listening.
Could you elaborate? That seems like a fun topic...
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:26 AM
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Default Marco Minnemann

He is one of my favorite drummers. His solos are really unique and when he plays with a band his playing really adds alot to the music.

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Old 01-17-2006, 07:53 AM
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i got his extreme drumming DVD the other day (actually they delivered two by accident so i'm selling one on ebay at the moment).

my initial feelings are that he is comparableto virgil donatti in chops but he certainly grooves more, the man is a machine when it comes to speed and a great showman too. i'm keen to learn more about him.

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Old 01-17-2006, 09:54 AM
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that's also a pretty bold statement. i made a huge post on here somewhere a while ago about the technical impossibility of asessing independance based on listening.

'there's no way anyone could possibly know that napoleon'

what can't be argued is that minneman made a huge stride in bringing true ostinato playing to the masses with 'extreme interdependance'
Speaking of insane ostinatos and independence; Sanchez and Hernandez come to mind.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:02 AM
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Lets not forget Bozzio as long as we are on the topic of independence. He was doing the same thing marco is doing 12 years ago. Although, marco imho is a little more fluid in that respect.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:20 PM
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i just recently got into marco's playing, through his work with paul gilbert....the dude is amazing....can't be a slouch when you are playing with dudes the calibre of mr.gilbert..........
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:37 PM
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I'm glad he switched to Zildjian too. I'm not sure what he was thinking with those old cymbals.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:41 PM
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Marco played meinl cymbals for so many years because they were kind enough to offer him his first sponsership deal hence he stayed loyal to them. Zildjian by the way had been after marco for a few years before marco eventually caved into the tempatation of a free set of K custom cymbals and a big fat sponsership deal.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:56 PM
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If I could come close to 985 Marco could do way more than 1005
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:04 AM
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Even Bozzio admits that Marco reigns supreme with independence. Read Bozzio's recent interview in MD.

There are several drummers with high level independence but Marco is throwing it all together with polyrhythms, odd time sigs, odd note groupings, frequent meter changes etc.

Virgil is also doing crazy stuff at this level as well. (His "separating both sides of the body" technique)
I have to say, Virgil might be even badder than Marco

Marco really is a mutant, however. I mean, I saw him playing eighths with one limb, triplets with another, 16th's with the third and quintuplets with the fourth limb. AND he can assign any one pattern to any limb at any time. Who even plays music like that???

Check out the video Extreme Drumming. The solo at the end is awe-inspiring.
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:27 PM
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I really enjoyed when he played along with sound-drops from different movies. It really showed how well-rounded of a drummer Marco is!
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:39 AM
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I got his Extreme drumming DVD from netflix the other day and what impressed me was an accented roll he did between two hi-hats. Insane stuff
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:52 PM
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my initial feelings are that he is comparableto virgil donatti in chops but he certainly grooves more, the man is a machine when it comes to speed and a great showman too. i'm keen to learn more about him.

j
YAY!!! In other words, J, you can finally hear that Virgin's groove is flawed? :)

Marco's chops are more interesting, musically applicable, and fluid than the other pretenders'. Despite the ridiculous complexity of what he plays, he remains human. No one touches him for independence. And to top it all off, he's a cool, funny, down-to-earth guy, again unlike the others.

Marco kills Donati. Marco kills Lang.

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Old 02-13-2006, 11:41 AM
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Marco played meinl cymbals for so many years because they were kind enough to offer him his first sponsership deal hence he stayed loyal to them.
It seems like Meinl goes after the German Wunderkinds like Lang (ok, Austrian, close enough) and Minneman. What does that Benny Greb guy play?

I'm sure it has more to do with distribution and marketing than anything else. I've said it a million times on here, my favorite cymbal/drum company would be the one that would pay me to play their gear! But for now I guess I'll have to "settle" with Yamaha and Zildjian...oh darn.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:43 AM
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Marco kills Donati. Marco kills Lang.

Womble hath spake.
I think what you meant to say was Marco Donati and Lang kill Womble and Stu_Strib.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:11 PM
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I think what you meant to say was Marco Donati and Lang kill Womble and Stu_Strib.
Or possibly, Donati and Lang are about to kill Womble. LOL.

Please don't assume Thinshells' old job of pointing out that everyone's worse than the people they criticise, I've been enjoying my new-found freedom since he flipped!
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:16 AM
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I just watched the extreme drumming DVD. And thanks to Marco I have a huge headache. OMG I can't even believe the stuff he is doing.......WOW!!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:53 PM
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Marco kills Donati. Marco kills Lang.
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Even Bozzio admits that Marco reigns supreme with independence.
And Pete Zeldman kills all of them. End of thread ;-)

Sorry Womble. Zeldman was doing all of Marco's stuff way back. I think Marco is a fantastic drummer, and I really enjoy his musicality. As for independance and sheer technical facility, there are drummers who've been doing the Extreme Independance for a while now, but without the exposure that Marco gets. I view Marco as pretty much a newcomer to the independance scene.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:40 PM
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Please don't assume Thinshells' old job of pointing out that everyone's worse than the people they criticise, I've been enjoying my new-found freedom since he flipped!

No worries from me! That's the last thing I waste my time on. I have probably included this line more than 50 times on Drummerworld:

"what does MY skill have to do with (insert criticized drummer's name here)"?
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:56 PM
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err well i guess this post is a few months belated.. but regardless

if you define independance as being to play a co-ordinated rhythm independant of another (ie left hand/right hand.. right foot/right hand) it's impossible to differentiate between actual improvisation (and real independance), and memorized rhythm.

so assume your playing a shuffle, and you displace the upbeat every few bars. while you are obviously doing this independant of the rest of the rhythm, which is consistant, it is likewise possible that you just memorized a few bars, with an upbeat that doesn't fall in the same place

of course it's a fair bet to say someone on marco's playing level can improvise pretty fluently, but you can't honestly say he has excellent independance without being him..
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:34 PM
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Well this is going to make everyone on drummerworld but I'm going to a drum clinic including Marco, Terry Bozzio ( ohhhh yeeeaaaah!) and Chad Wackerman it's on april 29th I can't wait.

I've seen some of Marco's movie and I was extremeley impressed with him.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:13 AM
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I love Marco's drumming. He is probaly my favorite drummer ever since I bought his Extreme Drumming DVD. I love listening to the music he plays with. It's just great to see someone who developed amazing interdependence, then apply it to make mind-boggling grooves that fit the music more than well. For anyone who has the DVD, my favorite song (and drumming) on it is the alternate take of "Motor" on Side B (especially when he starts using all of the different high hat/cymbal orchestrations (the one while the music is still playing)). I don't see why this one isn't on the site instead of one of the others.

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:46 PM
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And Pete Zeldman kills all of them. End of thread ;-)
I dutifully checked out Pete Zeldman's site, but there was only one brief audio clip, and to be honest it sounded like a rather unappealing mess. When I said no one touches Marco for independence I didn't really mean in terms of complexity but in musicality (just my opinion). But if there's someplace else I can check out more Zeldman, please let me know, I'd be interested.
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:50 PM
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Hey Womble,

I see what you're saying. Personally, out of all of the 'super' drummers, like Lang, Mangini, Donati etc, I'd say that Marco is the most musical as well. I remember the first time I saw his video, I was really blown away by it. I genuinely think it's really good music, whereas I can't always say the same thing about other drummers. With Lang or Mangini, I think it's good drumming, but I can't honestly say that I always enjoy the musicality side of it.

However, although not I'm not someone who likes to get caught up in "who's the best techinical drummer etc", I do think that when it comes to independance and four way co-ordination, technical ability is something to be admired. It's ridiculously hard to get to a decent level. Zeldman has taken it seriously far out. There is a video of him on the Drum Institute website, under his profile, which is ok. But neither the clip or the video I mentioned really showcase his talent properly. Personally, I'd rate him as the world's best drummer, and yes, that's putting above Vinnie and Weckl etc. Try and catch him live in clinic, and he'll change the way you think about drums! ;-)
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:16 AM
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Has anyone seen Marco recently? He seems to have fallen off the face of the earth in the last 6 months or so. He's not playing with any bands that I know of nor is he on a clinic tour.

Anyone know what's up?
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Has anyone seen Marco recently? He seems to have fallen off the face of the earth in the last 6 months or so. He's not playing with any bands that I know of nor is he on a clinic tour.

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26. Apr. 2006, Steve's Music,Toronto, ON, Canada, BMW Clinic Tour (Bozzio, Minnemann, Wackerman)

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Old 03-21-2006, 04:49 PM
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And Pete Zeldman kills all of them. End of thread ;-)

Sorry Womble. Zeldman was doing all of Marco's stuff way back. .

I remember Zeldman doing this crazy independence stuff back in '89. He is truly an unsung giant of a drummer. Whatever happened to him? I'd heard some pretty bad things.

I'd love to see him playing alongside Marco now. That would be SCARY!!!
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