Ian Paice

mikel

Platinum Member
A huge influence on me.. His speed, precision, but most of all inventiveness, is all the more inspiring hearing it 40 years later and realising it is still relevant, still brilliant, and still perfect for the music.
 

shemp

Silver Member
Like Taye-Dyed, I have the Ian Paice signature snare drum..

I'm not an aficionado of everyone that has great snare work, but my ears perk up when I hear it...
What grabbed me with Ian is his snare work. My Deep Purple catalog is deep so I've been hearing his playing for maybe 40 years? Has it been that long?

Clearly a fantastic player...
 

Drumsinhisheart

Silver Member
I saw Purple in the 70s. New haven Civic Center as I recall.

The silver sparkle 5 pc. I was amazed at how fluid he was. He made everything look totally effortless. I forget the warm up band that night, but I remember thinking THERE is the difference between a good drummer and a great drummer.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Absolutely love Deep Purple and Ian Paice. Have been listening to them my whole life as my dad is a huge fan, so I had no choice (not a bad thing at all).

A couple weeks ago I watched DP with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1969. I was thoroughly impressed with not only the performance and how well it was, but also that Ian was reading charts right along with the rest of the musicians. Thoroughly impressed indeed!
 

mikel

Platinum Member
Absolutely love Deep Purple and Ian Paice. Have been listening to them my whole life as my dad is a huge fan, so I had no choice (not a bad thing at all).

A couple weeks ago I watched DP with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1969. I was thoroughly impressed with not only the performance and how well it was, but also that Ian was reading charts right along with the rest of the musicians. Thoroughly impressed indeed!
Paice reading charts? he has just slipped a notch in my esteem.
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Paice reading charts? he has just slipped a notch in my esteem.
Yeah. I mean, imagine how much better he'd be if he couldn't read?

Here's one to have you burning your albums. Paice actually having the gall to advocate the rudiments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDk8-FDhFgk

"If you want to get involved with the more technical side of drumming, you must learn the rudiments"? "Must"?? What, encouraging people to actually learn to play? Won't they all sound the same? The friggen' cheek!!



:)
 

the baz

Junior Member
Paice reading charts? he has just slipped a notch in my esteem.
I am sure I heard Ian say in an interview that he didn't have sheet music charts, just some key points he had made for himself along the lines of "thump thump here" stop for 16 bars, "bang bang etc" and yet he didn't miss a beat.
Somehow without any serious musical training, he managed to play some of the best drumming in rock as well as really memorable and musical solos.
The "made in Japan" era and videos from those shows, demonstrate why Ian Paice deserves a place in the rock drumming hall of fame.
 

Laurent

Member
I love his playing. Fantastic player. I never understood why he did not get the recognition Bonham or Moon or Appice got. To me he is by far the best drummer that came out of the late 60's / early 70's.

I am not a fan of DP Mk II, but love Mk III and IV, and of course Whitesnake and Gary Moore. Although maybe a bit more straigh-forward his playing with Whitesnake and Moore is extremely tasteful and groovy. He and bassist Neil Murray were one of rock's greatest rhythm section ever.

In two words, I would describe his playing as tasteful and exciting.
 

8Mile

Platinum Member
Funny this thread should come up. I have been listening to a lot of Deep Purple lately, just going through a phase, I guess. I appreciate Paice more every time I listen to him. He was so solid, made the music feel good, grooved and seemed to play effortlessly.
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
I never understood why he did not get the recognition Bonham or Moon or Appice got..
I hear you.

I can only guess it's because, unlike Moon and Bonham, he's still with us......he never went out in a well publicised "blaze of glory." And unlike Carmine, he hasn't spent a lifetime making sure others are well versed in his level of influence......i.e. talking up his own book. :)

Fabulous drummer. Fabulous band.
 

KarlCrafton

Platinum Member
Ran across this on Facebook last week.
Drums only Highway Star.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S__-8YQ9oow

Great stuff, and I like how it speeds up a touch, or lays back in spots. The snare isn't "perfect" at the beginning, and I like that! Leave it HUMAN sounding!!
No two tracks were identical either.

Carmine talks and promotes himself, but he isn't lying about his accomplishments, or his influence on other drummers like Bonham. Bonham was green, and a "newbie" at one point too, despite having the talent he did.
 

AllenS

Junior Member
Definitely one of the better players in that style of music, from that time period.

Good hands, and great swing to his playing.
 

Pachikara-Tharakan

Silver Member
Ran across this on Facebook last week.
Drums only Highway Star.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S__-8YQ9oow

Great stuff, and I like how it speeds up a touch, or lays back in spots. The snare isn't "perfect" at the beginning, and I like that! Leave it HUMAN sounding!!
No two tracks were identical either.


Carmine talks and promotes himself, but he isn't lying about his accomplishments, or his influence on other drummers like Bonham. Bonham was green, and a "newbie" at one point too, despite having the talent he did.
human sounding ......I dig that ......awesome and lively not the robotic sampling deals..
 

DW-Doug

Senior Member
I started out watching a Paiste cymbal demo with Ian this week, testing various cymbals. Finally after a bit of that I can across an outstanding solo by Ian, as well as a video of his snare drum rudiment skills. Incredible set of skills, VERY fast. He's hardly slowed down a beat I'd say! I was very impressed.
 
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