How would you play this cro mags cover song?....

Shild

Member
A band I'm auditioning for asked me to learn the song "Hard Times" by the Cro-mags. Just wondering what some of you guys would do. Looks like in this video the hi-hat is shut the whole time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIgqjFYyKiQ I was thinking about loosening the wing nut on the top hat so I don't have to hold the pedal down. Good idea?

According to this video the guy doesn't have a double bass pedal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXWgOjfsYNs but according to this drum tab it looks like I should play slow to medium speed double bass most of the way. http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/cro-mags-hard-times-drum-tab-s28679t2 How would you do it?
 

PDL

Senior Member
Cro Mags didn't use a double kit during the Age of Quarrel album, they did on the next one Best Wishes. Play the hats slightly open
 

PDL

Senior Member
I stand corrected, I have been reliably informed that Mackie did use a double kit on Age of Q but more in a slow Motorhead type way - 'We Gotta Know' shows this sort of Motorhead 'Overkill' double kick.

What band you auditioning for?
 

Shild

Member
Thanks Jeff, Thanks PDL.

PDL, I'll send you a private message about the band I'm auditioning for. Don't want any of the New England guys to compete with me over it...
 

PDL

Senior Member
Hey Shild, good luck with the audition. I've had a listen to their stuff and it sounds good, singer reminds me of the NYHC band Breakdown.

I have my hats only very slightly open, say about 5mm it makes it easier to keep them closed and they don't get as blurry when I am using double kick. I don't really use hats to keep time etc so I can get away with them at 5mm.
 
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