Simon Phillips

Robin

Senior Member
Most amazing groove by Simon Phillips! ( video inside )

Hello fellow boardmembers. yes, I know that I've been posting tons of SP videos but I recently got some video bootlegs with him and this is a drumforum so what the heck!

Anyway, Here's a video taken at a clinic in 2004 I believe where Simon plays the ending of his solo. And It's really cool. His bassdrums are doing one, his right hand is playing a solid beat and the left hand is constantly playing the octobans at another tempo. Comments are wecome! :)


HERE it is!!!
 

Drummer Karl

KARL MEMBER
Re: Most amazing groove by Simon Phillips! ( video inside )

Wow, that is amazing!!! Woow, he has got coordination...amazing groove but he looks sooo concentrated...but I have to say: this looks very difficult!! Great stufff you posted here Robin!

PS.: I`m happy that you PM me the newest videos of our hero...Sir Simon Phillips.

Karl
 

Sonorholic

Junior Member
Re: Most amazing groove by Simon Phillips! ( video inside )

This is an updated version of something he did in one of his DCI videos. I'm not saying it's easy, but it's more connected than you might think. Here's how part of it goes together.
The left hand and the feet are playing groups of 3 16ths, but the left hand is going around the 4 octobans. Then with the right hand he's playing a kick snare pattern with the gong bass drum. The whole thing is moving at the same rate/tempo though. What makes it extra tricky is how long the whole pattern plays before it all lines up the same way again. I hope that makes some kind of sense. Check out his DCI video for a "slower" version of it.
 

cdawg_2010

Gold Member
Re: Most amazing groove by Simon Phillips! ( video inside )

that was sweet! it would take a lot of cordination to do that
 

Robin

Senior Member
Hey guys. I found some new pictures taken of Simon Phillips. These were taken in early April 2006 on the "Falling In Between" tour that TOTO is doing right now.















 

Drummer Karl

KARL MEMBER
Simon is...awesome, amazing, great, outstanding, cool, relaxed, fast, tasteful, just unbelievable!
I love his style, he changed TOTO in a cool way, more mordern rock, more prog.

Sir Simon Phillips is a great character.

Karl
 

infernal drummer

Senior Member
i love his playing .. ecpecially the one he does with mike oldfield.. amazing things what this guy can do .. i would love to see the drum solo he does on livefields btw. my friends and i used to wake up my neighbours by playing, really loud, the first second of hold the line from livefields.. .. well we thought it was funny.. and it has a cool sound.. jeff porcarco was also a great drummer though.. no doubt..
 

Robin

Senior Member
infernal drummer said:
i love his playing .. ecpecially the one he does with mike oldfield.. amazing things what this guy can do .. i would love to see the drum solo he does on livefields btw. my friends and i used to wake up my neighbours by playing, really loud, the first second of hold the line from livefields.. .. well we thought it was funny.. and it has a cool sound.. jeff porcarco was also a great drummer though.. no doubt..
Well, I uploaded TONS of SP videos to Youtube.com so feel free and those and comment if you will!

Here they are : http://www.youtube.com/results?search=Simon+phillips&search_type=search_videos
 

Robin

Senior Member
A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

Yes, I know some people don't like him and his soloing but I don't care. hahahaha.

Anyway, here's a drumsolo taken during the Toto tour in 2000 in Bulgaria. This is one of the more intense solos I've seen of Simon and I think It's a very good one too.

Sorry about the sound problem. It's about 1-2 seconds after the video but It's definitely "watchable"!

Here it is!!!


Feel free to comment!!
 

Drummer Karl

KARL MEMBER
Re: A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

GREATEST solo I`ve ever seen by Simon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
he shows all his dynamics and sensivity! great grooves and his drums (especially the toms sound delicious!!!!!

Great one, Robin!! GREAT ONE!
this was this "Lifefields" tour, or?

Karl
 

Robin

Senior Member
Re: A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

Yes, this was during the third leg of the Livefields tour in the summer of 2000. Glad you enjoyed, Karl!
 

Fur drummer

Pioneer Member
Re: A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

I agree with Drummer Karl, that was the best solo I have seen from him. Nice use of the octobans and BDs together. Very cool solo.
 

Drummer Karl

KARL MEMBER
Re: A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

Fur drummer said:
I agree with Drummer Karl, that was the best solo I have seen from him. Nice use of the octobans and BDs together. Very cool solo.
and it was far the best tom sound I`ve ever heard from Simon`s Maples!!!! nice, warm, clean...
just love it!

Karl
 

Sylvester

Junior Member
Re: A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

That was awesome!!! That groove at the end is mindblowing? How on earth does he do that?! I've never seen a Phillips solo this wild. Thanks for posting, brother!
 

hauk

Silver Member
Re: A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

to me: not much mindblowing, but pretty good [though i'm probably pretty hard to please]
 

Sylvester

Junior Member
Re: A very intense drumsolo by Simon Phillips ( Video inside )

I'm curious, What is Toto doing right now?
 
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