Danny Carey Sound Check video from 97. Lots of interesting stuff on his approach and drum choice

johnwesley

Silver Member
Remove my shirt and spray me purple, if that ain't the dangedest stuff I ever heard about playin' the drums. I shore enough never heard of breakin' glass and using a dumpster on your drums til that young man put it to me like that in this movie about him. He seems like a nice enough fella but why don't he and those boys in his band get some fans to cool themselfs instead of taking off their shirts? Well anyways, I thank you Mr Justinhub for letting me watch your movie about Davey Curry who plays drums half naked.
 

iCe

Senior Member
Danny Carey & John Bonham will always be my 2 favorite drummers

Pretty cool video

Came across this a few years back. Very educational on how he plays and why he does things a certain way. Would love to see an instructional DVD of his some day, but doubt if there ever one will be made.
 

J-W

Well-known member
Danny Carey & John Bonham will always be my 2 favorite drummers

Pretty cool video
Yes, very cool indeed. I hadn't seen that one yet. Thanks for sharing. He's definitely one of my favorite drummers and a huge inspiration. He's a great guy and a good role model unlike some of these musicians that are drug addicts and have extensive criminal records. He's also well versed in different styles of percussion and philosophy and brings that to the music. He's always expanding on his playing.


Came across this a few years back. Very educational on how he plays and why he does things a certain way. Would love to see an instructional DVD of his some day, but doubt if there ever one will be made.
I too doubt it, but it would be great if he did. I think he's just too humble to do such a thing.
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
I too doubt it, but it would be great if he did. I think he's just too humble to do such a thing.
I saw Tool live back in 98' and was thoroughly impressed by the busy yet tasteful nature of Carey's playing. "Humble" is the best way to describe him. Though his skills are superb, he isn't a chops-first, clinic-focused drummer. Everything he does is designed for prime musicality. I have nothing but admiration for his approach toward the instrument.
 
Yes, very cool indeed. I hadn't seen that one yet. Thanks for sharing. He's definitely one of my favorite drummers and a huge inspiration. He's a great guy and a good role model unlike some of these musicians that are drug addicts and have extensive criminal records. He's also well versed in different styles of percussion and philosophy and brings that to the music. He's always expanding on his playing.




I too doubt it, but it would be great if he did. I think he's just too humble to do such a thing.
Nobody from the tool band can be considered humble.
 
Huge Tool and Carey fan, saw them last year in Vegas, 3 hour show lol with an intermission.

Saw them 10 years earlier in Youngstown, OH.

Always considered him the premier rock drummer but after being introduced to Gavin Harrison I think Gavin gives him a run for the title IMO. Carey has more creativity musically but Harrison's range is broader a bit, IMHO.
Gavin Harrison is from another planet, significantly better than Carey in every way,
I also think that Greg Fox, Zach Hill, Tim Alexander and Stephen Perkins are way better than Carey:



 

J-W

Well-known member
Nobody from the tool band can be considered humble.
Actually, they all can.....especially Danny. Have you ever met them?
As for his playing, I think CM Jones summed it up pretty well.

You have an ironic username considering every video you've posted, while all having great chops, lacks what I would consider anything resembling a groove.

As for any of them being "better" than Carey, that's a matter of opinion. Mine is that they aren't even close when it comes to musicality and/or playing to the song. What I see here, in my opinion, is just wankery. Sure, it's outstanding chops, but they are perfect examples of what I consider overplaying.

Again, that's not to say they aren't great drummers, but to me, they aren't great musicians. Again, just my opinion. That's my $.02 and I expect change back.
 
Actually, they all can.....especially Danny. Have you ever met them?
As for his playing, I think CM Jones summed it up pretty well.

You have an ironic username considering every video you've posted, while all having great chops, lacks what I would consider anything resembling a groove.

As for any of them being "better" than Carey, that's a matter of opinion. Mine is that they aren't even close when it comes to musicality and/or playing to the song. What I see here, in my opinion, is just wankery. Sure, it's outstanding chops, but they are perfect examples of what I consider overplaying.

Again, that's not to say they aren't great drummers, but to me, they aren't great musicians. Again, just my opinion. That's my $.02 and I expect change back.
Honestly...how can you not consider Tim Alexander a great musician?
 

J-W

Well-known member
Honestly...how can you not consider Tim Alexander a great musician?
I was referring to all of the videos of the wanking you posted prior to me making that comment. Actually, I like "Herb". He was by far the best person in Primus (I can't stand Claypool), I have both Attention Deficit albums, Laundry, and I'm a Pucifer fan as well, not to mention "The Hollow" is one of my favorite APC songs.
So, I guess I was misleading in my comment. I should have said Greg Fox and Zach Hill are complete wankers, overplay and are anything BUT musical, and Tim Alexander and Stephen Perkins are just ok musicians, but neither are in the same league as Carey in my opinion.


BTW- that last video of Zach Hill actually had me laughing hysterically. Honestly, can that even qualify as music? Certainly not by definition.
 
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