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Old 06-03-2014, 04:23 PM
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Default Only in the '80s....

anyone remember this commercial ?

Buddy like you've never seen him before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w3zX-L3AK8#t=24
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:44 PM
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I remember the commercial but very vaguely - I wonder how much Buddy got for this commercial?
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I'd consider that an endorsement.

He never incorporated them into his live show that Im aware of.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:18 PM
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I'd consider that an endorsement.

He never incorporated them into his live show that Im aware of.
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Yup, probably the only time he ever played them was for that commercial.

So, morally deceiving fans, young kids into thinking he's really into them, all for a buck. The magic of advertising.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:37 AM
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Holy crap, I remember seeing that......
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:27 AM
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I have to admit....

I have never seen that before.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:41 AM
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Vaguely remember that device.. but wow.. it made me stumble onto this - Buddy is on fire in this video - lots of stuff I'd never seen him do before. Amazing!

http://youtu.be/Nhfdbon4728
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:59 AM
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I had one of those little "kits"! It's what got me started.. It broke pretty quickly and never sounded that good. Funny what Buddy would do for a buck.
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Some of the youtube comments said he actually used this live with his kit? Lol... I'd be shocked.
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Default Re: Only in the '80s....

I liked two of the videos on the right side where he did this long solo using matched grip and then the second one where he explains why he doesn't use matched grip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG_R...-L3AK8&index=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0V4Aqs2D48
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Buddy's explaination of why traditiinal grip is the "right way" to play drums is total hogwash. Traditional grip was invented because marching drummers used to hang their drums off a sling on their left side and matched grip put their left wrist at an awful angle. Why it translated to early kit drummers llaying style is probably because they all started their drumming career in a marching band/drum corp and thats how they played best. You will notice Buddy cocked his snare drum to the right to slighy mimic a marching drum off a sling. It benefited his traditional grip playing style.

I also love how he demonstrated the "apex" of the matched grip drummer with a simple down the kit drum fill saying "Thats all they can do. People who play matched grip have no imagination." Then he plays a solo with traditional grip playing every same lick he plays on every one of his other solos. Seriously, if you have seen one Buddy Rich solo, you have seen them all. Pot, meet kettle.

Was Buddy a great drummer? Of course he was. He will probably go down in history as the greatest drummer who ever lived. Did Buddy make a lot of opinionated and assininecomments? You betcha.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:50 AM
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He's the last drummer I would have guessed..........................I wonder how much he made?

I don't remember those little e-drums, so they couldn't have been around too long
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Yup, probably the only time he ever played them was for that commercial.

So, morally deceiving fans, young kids into thinking he's really into them, all for a buck. The magic of advertising.
I dunno' about that. It was a toy... and educational/learning toy. It got kids interested.

Buddy the argumentative altruist!

Sweet guy. It took Krupa and Rich to bring band leaders to the understanding that drummers should be paid better than the lowest wages in the outfit.
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Buddy's explaination of why traditiinal grip is the "right way" to play drums is total hogwash.
I get a better fulcrum on the left side with the trad grip... that said, it was what I learned at the young age of 9 when I was starting up in Drum Corp (1964). I've tried match and I guess I'm a creature of habit. I use both.

Now... I have seen Rich on YouTube drum slingin' with a matched grip. I'm guessing he didn't do that too often but there are vids.

And of course there a many notables who still employ the trad grip as well.
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I can still remember unwrapping this one Christmas morning when I was a kid.
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anyone remember this commercial ?

Buddy like you've never seen him before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w3zX-L3AK8#t=24
Wow - I was so traumatized by that when I was a kid I blocked it out of my mind. Thanks for bringing it back. I won't be able to sleep now.
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Remember Buddy lived through the Great Depression. His generation, even when they had money, knew they might never see a dollar again. I guess they made him an offer he couldn't refuse...
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Remember Buddy lived through the Great Depression. His generation, even when they had money, knew they might never see a dollar again. I guess they made him an offer he couldn't refuse...
A very good observation. My parents grew up in the Great Depression and yes those people who had money lost everything. When it was all over (mainly after WW2) many of those who started earning again in the prosperous 1950's were usually very hard working, careful spenders. Squeezing a penny until Lincoln cried.
I can't imagine my generation surviving a Great Depression, even when I was broke I had more going for me than those folks did back in the 1920's-30's.
Who among us wouldn't take thousands of dollars for a ten second spot on TV?
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A very good observation. My parents grew up in the Great Depression and yes those people who had money lost everything. When it was all over (mainly after WW2) many of those who started earning again in the prosperous 1950's were usually very hard working, careful spenders. Squeezing a penny until Lincoln cried.
I can't imagine my generation surviving a Great Depression, even when I was broke I had more going for me than those folks did back in the 1920's-30's.
Who among us wouldn't take thousands of dollars for a ten second spot on TV?
Back in the 50's my folks (I was just a tyke at that point) bought a sofa and chair, a bedroom set and a corner coffee table.

My dad passed in the 80's and mom in 2006. Those pieces were still in the house and used on a regular basis, albeit reupholstered or touched up. They grew up hard and socked their money away rather than spending it frivolously. Although did have a piano which he purchased used and him and his brother (professional musician) rebuilt it and it played wonderfully.

That's how they rolled.

Hard depression, hard war, hard times all the way around until the 50's. And still, they didn't go crazy with the cash. They knew.
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