Ian Paice

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
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.

I think your spot on.

I have to admit, I didn't fully appreciate Paice until I saw him live in the 90's.
 

mikyok

Platinum Member
I saw him at MoR in 2006 when they brought it back for a one off. Great gig!

They set up right at the front of the stage and I made sure I was down the front as well.

He's so laid back when he plays and has tremendous feel. He's I a rare group of one of my drum idols that's still alive and still playing!
 

boomstick

Silver Member
Brilliant musician. I always admired his playing, but wasn't exposed to it that much because I wasn't really into the bands he was in. I should probably revisit that music though. What would be the best early Deep Purple album to start with?

Here's a bit of Paice wisdom from back in the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsgkFTKSy40
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Brilliant musician. I always admired his playing, but wasn't exposed to it that much because I wasn't really into the bands he was in. I should probably revisit that music though. What would be the best early Deep Purple album to start with?

Most definitely one of the MKII line up albums. In Rock. Fireball and Machinehead are often cited as the best starting point........and for good reason. There is also some great drumming on Burn (MKIII)
 

Hordak

New Member
Hi Guys,I've a question for You.
What's wrong with snare sound on Deep Purple "Perfect Strangers" LP?
The sound Is sooo bad..Did Ian Paice use reverb or somethng like that?
 

opentune

Platinum Member
To me a very typical slickly produced 80's sounding album for a heavy band, the drums as well.
The opening track is great.
 

Bozozoid

Platinum Member
Growing up it was Bonzo and Paice as thee two main inspirational drummers. Of course others but not to the degree. Led Zeppelins new album and Bonham was the guy..Deep Purples latest and Ian was the guy. Back and forth. I've got a letter from Ian on the wall downstairs and one of the lines was he felt honored that I compared him with Bonham as main influences. Ian wearing those oval blue tinted glasses was to much..i had to have some to look like him even though I didn't wear glasses. There are only two drummers that (to me) it's everything they played on every tune they played..EVERYTHING..Ian and John. Reading everyone's thoughts is such a blast for me. Long live Ian! Long live Ian!.
 

JimmyM

Platinum Member
Hi Guys,I've a question for You.
What's wrong with snare sound on Deep Purple "Perfect Strangers" LP?
The sound Is sooo bad..Did Ian Paice use reverb or somethng like that?
He switched to Pearl by then. But I like his snare on that album.
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
Wow, I've never responded to this thread before!

He is my favorite drummer. Just absolutely love his style. That hard rock/funk/jazz chops he threw down are an absolute delight to the ears. Imo the best drummer of the classic rock era in terms of pure skill (with possible competition from Carl Palmer).
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
Think he was rocking the supra up through the end of Mark IV. And then yeah, with the reunited Mark II he was on Pearl by then, and of course 1980's recording fashions were in play.

Although his Pearl signature snare is basically a supra knock-off anyway.
 

Sebenza

Member
Ian Paise is very cool!
DEEP PURPLE - HIGHWAY STAR - DRUMS ONLY
original Ian Paice drum track

Imagine a modern day producer going "hey, I can clean that up a bit"....

I remember a documentary where they had the different tracks of Hendrix's Electric Ladyland recordings. Just about any instrument played solo would nowadays have been subject to the scrutiny of quantization and grids, but when the guy in the documentary opened all the faders to their position....there it was...a magical sound and groove second to none.
I don't remember the name of the documentary sadly
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
When I first got a hold of bootleg multitracks in the late 00's (before the Rock Band stems proliferated) I was amazed at how unsteady so many of those individual tracks are. Didn't matter which band it was....The Beatles, Zeppelin, Hendrix, Queen, everybody. But then when everyone played together, it sounds so good and "perfect" (or at least, a natural perfect). Definitely a case of whole greater than sum.

It made me feel better as to why I thought my own recordings were substandard. Well, isolated drums tend to sound slightly janky in parts too.
 
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