This is the first kit I ever played in 1979
Still have it and recently restored it to period correctness after sitting on a shelf in my moms basement for 3 decades
'65 Slingerland with Gene Krupa Sound King that originally came with it
it used to have a full set of mixed A and K Zildjians ...
Thanks man we have fun
that part at :38 ... my son does this thing whenever I ask him a question ... “naahhh”
“Ax you want cereal?”
so when we got to that part ... he ad libbed the “man, I don’t wanna...”
then for the next one I said ... do that thing you do every time I ask you a...
My family and I are practicing Isolation Arts.
Writing songs and having fun recording them.
My kids decided they wanted to start a punk rock band called Lollipop Graveyard.
They wrote this song called Butt In The Front
I hope it gives you a smile
vocals - Athena & Axl
guitar - Crusty Rivets...
I loved my Swingstar... Candy Apple Red
in the late 80s it had two 22" bass drums ... 10,12, 13 rack and a 16 floor ... just draped with cymbals
I literally laugh out loud when I think about sitting behind that thing and lugging the entire thing to gigs.
my mom was our roady ... she drove...
yes ... Number 12 ... they are from around my way
I've known those guys a bit since probably 2003 or so ... very cool band
got their name from a Twilight Zone episode
I still love Charlie to this day ... might be nostalgia ... but he's still out there doing it and I have nothing but respect...
I'm in isolated to my home in full flashback mode ... this is what would make me destroy my bedroom and inspire me to play the hell out of my Tama Swingstar kit when I was 13, 14, 15 years old
fond memories indeed ... just full to my eyeballs of piss and vinegar
I can see those damn things in my minds eye ... they were purple with an orange and white stripe running through the middle and were held on your ankles with a piece of white velcro
as 80s as you can get
but all I wanted to do was be like Charlie Benante and Dave Lombardo ... so purple ankle...
I grew up playing metal and hardcore ... those are my roots ... I can tell you what worked for me
I went through pg 5 of stick control with my feet starting very slowly for about 2 to 3 hours a day
I also worked on the Table Of Time ... I would play something very simple on my hands...
for me it has nothing to do with WHAT they were playing ... strictly HOW they were playing
I don't think there is anything executed in this song that Jeff wouldn't play on a given session ... he just wouldn't play it that way
I think Vinnie has less of a "fingerprint" than Jeff to my ears ...